AAR reported income from continuing operations of $21.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted share for the second quarter ended November 30, 2008. Second quarter results include a $21.0 million impairment charge related to aircraft and a $22.1 million gain on extinguishment of debt. Sales increased 14% to $353.6 million from $310.6 million in the prior year due to the impact of acquisitions. Organic sales increased 3.5% excluding the Aircraft Sales and Leasing segment.
Sales to commercial customers increased 3% year over year, while excluding the Aircraft Sales and Leasing segment, the sales growth to commercial customers was 10%. Sales to commercial customers reflect increased aftermarket part sales and the impact of the acquisition of Avborne Heavy Maintenance, offset by lower sales at the Company’s component repair business.Email Post to a Friend