Annual Report 2015



Share Capital

PJSC Aeroflot's charter capital as at 31 December 2015 was RUB 1,110,616,299, consisting of 1,110,616,299 ordinary registered uncertificated shares with a par value of RUB 1 each. The Company did not issue preferred shares.

State registration numbers of PJSC Aeroflot ordinary share issues are 73-1 p-5142 (dated 22 June 1995) and 1-02-00010-A (dated 1 February 1999). The issues were merged by Decree No. 04-168/r of the Federal Securities Commission dated 23 January 2004, following which the issues of PJSC Aeroflot ordinary shares were assigned state registration number 1-01-00010-A, dated 23 January 2004.

In addition to outstanding shares, the Company has the right to issue a further 250 million ordinary registered shares (authorised shares). No additional shares were issued in 2015.

The total number of PJSC Aeroflot's shareholders as at 31 December 2015 was 10,534 compared to 10,563 as at 31 December 2014, comprising mostly of individuals. PJSC Aeroflot's register of shareholders is kept by JSC Independent Registrar Company (License No. 045-13954-000001), the register holder's details are provided in the Contacts section.

Information on the key shareholders of PJSC Aeroflot
Holder Status O means “owner”, N means “nominee”. As at 31 December 2014 As at 31 December 2015 Change of stake in share capital, p.p.
Number of shares Stake in share capital, % Number of shares Stake in share capital, %
Legal entities, including 1,040,441,638 93.68 1,041,161,081 93.75 +0.07
Russian Federation (represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management) O 568,335,339 51.17 568,335,339 51.17
CJSC National Settlement Depository N 385,852,633 34.74 386,568,564 34.81 +0.07
LLC Aeroflot-Finance O 49,918,611 4.49 49,918,611 4.49
Rostec Corporation O 16,720,724 1.51 0.00 –1.51
LLC RT-Business Development O 16,720,724 1.51 +1.51
LLC Aviacapital-Service O 19,488,599 1.75 19,488,599 1.75
Individuals O 70,174,661 6.32 69,455,218 6.25 –0.07
40.9 %
Shareholder structure
Note: Free-float represents shares not owned by the state or stated-owned companies, the Company, the Group's subsidiaries or the Company management.

Shares and Listing

PJSC Aeroflot shares, bonds and depositary receipts are traded on the stock market. The Company's ordinary shares are traded on the Russian market, and global depositary receipts (GDRs) and American depositary receipts (ADRs) are traded on foreign markets.

Shares of PJSC Aeroflot are traded on the Moscow Exchange, where as at 31 December 2015 they were included in the Level 1 Quotation List (AFLT ticker). Securities transactions are subject to the T+ trading mode. PJSC Aeroflot shares are included in the main Russian stock indexes: MICEX, MICEX BMI (broad market), MICEX TRN (transport companies), and RTSI.

76.4 %
PJSC Aeroflot's market capitalisation growth in 2015
Aeroflot share price performance vs MICEX Index, 2015
Aeroflot share price performance vs MICEX Index, 2015 Sources: Moscow Exchange, Bloomberg
Aeroflot share price performance vs Bloomberg Airlines Index, 2015
Aeroflot share price performance vs Bloomberg Airlines Index, 2015 Sources: Moscow Exchange, Bloomberg
Aeroflot share price and trading volumes, 2015
Aeroflot share price and trading volumes, 2015 Sources: Moscow Exchange, Bloomberg
Average daily trading volumes of Aeroflot shares
on the Moscow Exchange
Average daily trading volumes of Aeroflot shares on the Moscow Exchange Sources: Moscow Exchange, Bloomberg
Maximum and minimum market price per Aeroflot share, RUB
Maximum and minimum market price per Aeroflot share, RUB Sources: Moscow Exchange, Bloomberg
RUB 208 million
average daily trading volumes on the Moscow Exchange in 2015
Price per Aeroflot share
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
First trading day, RUB 81.5 50.9 46.2 83.2 33.2
Maximum, RUB 81.8 55.5 85.1 88.0 61.0
Minimum, RUB 44.0 38.8 46.2 29.9 32.5
Last trading day, RUB 50.5 44.9 83.8 32.2 56.1
RUB 62.3 billion
PJSC Aeroflot's market capitalisation as at 31 December 2015

As at 31 December 2015, Company's capitalisation amounted to RUB 62.3 billion, up 76.4% y-o-y.

Since the beginning of the year, performance of PJSC Aeroflot shares correlated directly with the Russian share market fluctuations. In October, the initial negative market reaction to the Company's involvement in Transaero bailout gave way to the upward trend after the acquisition was cancelled. The improved performance of the Company shares was supported by its strong financial results. Since mid-2015, peer shares were trending downwards due to depreciation of national currencies in emerging markets and weaker financial performance of a number of airlines. Unlike emerging markets, developed markets' airlines showed stronger performance driving up the share prices.

Analyst recommendations
Date Recommendations Bloomberg consensus forecast, RUB Target price range, RUB Number of analysts
31 December 2015 66.9 26.4–81.0 13
31 December 2014 54.4 36.5–76.0 15

GDR and ADR programmes

27.1 %
growth in the price of PJSC Aeroflot's depositary receipts in 2015

Outside Russia, PJSC Aeroflot shares are traded as global depositary receipts (GDRs) at the over-the-counter section of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and as American depositary receipts (ADRs) on the US over-the-counter market. One GDR/ADR represents 5 ordinary shares. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas acts as the depository bank, and LLC Deutsche Bank is the custodian. A total of 14,025,080 shares were converted into GDRs as of 31 December 2015, representing 1.26% of the charter capital. As at 31 December 2015, the price of one depositary receipt stood at EUR 3.42, up 27.1% during the year.

PJSC Aeroflot GDR programme
Programme type Sponsored Level-1 GDRs under Regulation S and Rule 144A
Ratio (shares: GDR) 5:1
Ticker AETG
ISIN US69343R1014, US69343R2004
PJSC Aeroflot Level-1 ADR programme
Programme type Sponsored Level-1 ADRs
Ratio (shares: GDR) 5:1
Ticker AERZY
ISIN US69343R3093

Corporate Bonds

PJSC Aeroflot BO-03 bonds are traded on Moscow Exchange, where they are included in the Level 2 Quotation List, as well as in the Bank of Russia's Lombard List (a list of securities that are acceptable as collateral for direct repo transactions).

Coupons on PJSC Aeroflot's bonds in the reporting year were paid in full and in due time:

  • 2 April 2015: BO-03 bond payments of RUB 206,950,000.00 for the fourth coupon period;
  • 1 October 2015: BO-03 bond payments of RUB 206,950,000.00 for the fifth coupon period.
Bonds of PJSC Aeroflot
Type Full name Number of bonds issued Nominal value, RUB Coupon, % Redemption date Fitch credit rating
Exchange-traded bonds PJSC Aeroflot
5,000,000 1,000 8.30 31 March 2016 B+

Credit Ratings

In September 2015, Fitch Ratings international agency assigned PJSC Aeroflot credit ratings as follows:

credit rating assigned to PJSC Aeroflot by Fitch Ratings
  • Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at B+; placed on Rating Watch Negative (RWN);
  • Long-term local currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at B+; placed on Rating Watch Negative (RWN);
  • National Long-term rating was confirmed at ‘A-(rus)'; on Rating Watch Negative (RWN).

The RWN reflected the negative trends in the Russian economy and the impact of rouble devaluation on the transportation industry in general and PJSC Aeroflot debt ratio in particular. In March 2016, the credit ratings assigned to PJSC Aeroflot in September 2015 were affirmed, with Outlook changed to Stable.

Dividend Policy

Dividend Policy is a key element of the corporate governance framework and a key measure of a company's performance in upholding the rights of its investors.

PJSC Aeroflot has in place the Regulations on the Dividend Policy, dated 30 July 2014, which seek to maximise the transparency of procedures used to determine the amount of dividends and pay them out to the benefit of shareholders and investors. The Regulations determine the approach used by the Board of Directors to make recommendations for the General Meeting of Shareholders on profit distribution, including dividend payout.

The key principles of PJSC Aeroflot's dividend policy are as follows:

  • Aeroflot Group's consolidated net profit under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) forms the base for calculating dividends.
  • The amount of dividend is calculated using a tailored system of ratio indicators which factors in the results of the reporting year, Aeroflot Group's debt ratio and mid-term financial plan.
  • The target level of dividend pay-outs is set at 25% of Aeroflot Group's IFRS net profit.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on 22 June 2015 resolved not to declare or pay out dividends on PJSC Aeroflot shares for the fiscal year 2014.

PJSC Aeroflot's dividend history
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Dividend per share, RUB 1.09 1.81 1.16 2.50
Total dividends, RUB thousand 1,205,130 2,000,018 1,292,313 2,774,195
Total amount actually paid, RUB thousand 1,204,915 1,999,927 1,292,149 2,773,621
Dividend payout ratio, % 10.0 19.2 26.0 25.0
Accounting standards used to calculate the net profit RAS RAS RAS RAS IFRS
Form and other terms of payment for declared dividends In cash In cash In cash In cash

Investor Relations

The Company is particularly focused on relations with both existing and prospective investors. In its interactions with investors, PJSC Aeroflot is committed to providing objective, reliable and consistent information about its activities and complies with current disclosure standards, seeking to increase information transparency as much as practically possible.

The Company maintains a continued dialogue with shareholders and investors to ensure that securities market participants get complete information about its activities. The Company timely discloses material information on its operations as press releases and material facts via authorised disclosure platforms in full compliance with Russian laws. The Company regularly discloses information in its IFRS and RAS financial statements, and in its investor presentations.

PJSC Aeroflot targets investors via the following channels:

  • Conference calls with the Company's management for investors.
  • Regular meetings with investors and shareholders.
  • Participation in all major conferences hosted by brokerage houses.
  • Site visits to the Company's facilities.
Investor meetings number by quater, 2015
Investor meetings number by quater, 2015
Investor meetings breakdown by fund geography

In 2015, the Company's investor relations were recognised by a number of awards.

For Investor relations activities:

  • Aeroflot's IR case won the 8th International IR Case Competition organised by the Russian Financial Communications & Investor Relations Alliance.
  • Aeroflot's IR team received the IR Magazine Russia & CIS Award and was named the best in the Russian transport sector.

For Annual report:

  • Absolute winner of the 8th Annual Open Annual Report Competition held by the Administration of the Krasnodar Territory.
  • Best Annual Report of the Company with the Market Capitalisation of RUB 30 to 200 billion, according to 17th Annual Report Awards sponsored by Moscow Exchange and RCB Group.
  • Platinum Winner of the Spotlight Award 2015 (in the Print: Annual Report category) held by League of American Communications Professionals (LACP); ranked fourth in the Top 100 Communications Materials of 2014 globally.