Dougy reminds me of myself. Rough around the edges, never was really supposed to amount to much, picked on by his peers, yet sort of the "Eminem" of airline CEOs. In the words of Eminem, "now tell the people something they don't know about me!" - exactly...Doug, Douglas, Doug-E-fresh...3 DUIIs, a gambler - but ice water for blood...a real poker player...and ALWAYS a winner more than a loser.
Read your reports and make your picks, but I know where I'll place my bet. Doug was a visionary on consolidation, fuel consumption and putting a merger together with a seemless integration.
LISTEN TO ME. When a stock (LCC aka US AIRWAYS) goes from $0.88 to $56.20 without any restructuring inside of BK court, IT IS ONLY NATURAL for it to consolidate its gains. AALs price action can be attributed to NOTHING MORE OR LESS than this. Soon, and I expect by year end, this consolidation phase is going to END and AAL is going to have ALOT of catching up to do.
I know where I will be situated when it happens.
Is when Nostra has to sit facing his seatmates. If you had the wife I have, you'd understand why. I start thinking about her and seatmates see Large Unit in Pants. NOT LIKE.
And will enjoy doing so @ $41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, etc. LCC aka DOUGY made me rich beyond my wildest dreams. Slowly, I will climb back into the cockpit for the ride to $100 and above which is where all of the legacies traded for many years with higher oil....
Uncle, lest we not forget that LUVs international operations are plumbing the depths of RASM and CASM to boot, at least initially and for the forseeable future...not to mention THEY are the ones competing with SAVE and JBLU.
And now, I will book my first class tickets to Jamaica on AAL in order to avoid traveling like a barn animal thank you very much.
So she can check her chiapet-self in and fly down below where she belongs...
Helane Becker, who if you follow this sector and stock, would not raise her opinion on LCC @ $4/share after "meeting with LCC management" back in 2009-10. I had personal conversations with her and told her she was mistaken, yet she preferred UAL at the time which is now hardly up 100% vs 1000% for LCC (AAL). At the same time, Goldman said to SELL DAL @ $9 and UAL @ $19 and William Randow of CITI said LCC was insolvent.
So, and I don't post much anymore, here we are with 3-4 genius analysts who once again tell you not to own AAL; that it's worth only $45, etc. Meanwhile, I submit the following:
Douglas Parker has been the most visioanry airline CEO and continues to ignore Wall St.
AAL has the highest cash flow of any airline on earth
AAL has the most undervalued stock price of almost any company on earth of its size
AAL now has upset Wall Street because it can afford to obliterate its competition and has stated it is going to do so. People, it's not DAL and UAL that AAL is competing with - it's SAVE and LUV. As long as fuel stays at these levels and RASM stabilizes in next year, AAL can obliterate it's competition for dozens of reasons and come out the strongest of all of the legacies. And oh by the way, in doing so, can make $4-5 billion of net profit per year....do you understand you little meeHoles what that means - it means AAL will crush its competition and retire millions of shares of stock simultaneously !!
It also means that in several years either the stock will trade north of $100 OR be off the market altogether (privatized)
The shenanigans surrounding the movement in this stock are already under investigation and it wont be much longer before the trend reverses and AAL leads the sector higher once again.
I have the time to wait and Doug has already made very well to do and he'll do it again.
Uhh, no...that was Warren Buffet who coined that phrase and you start the airline BEFORE, while you're a billionaire, not AFTER you become a millionaire...
Delta owns 9% you effing moron
I2, you cannot even spell or formulate a thought !
As I've stated in the past, this event will mark the bottom in the slide of the Reais vs dollar. The window to buy dirt cheap Brazilian assets will soon close....
That doesn't really make much sense in light of what the previous poster stated. Why would the controlling family shareholder throw $100m at new equity if the company was going to go BK in the near future ???? I'm with you on the overall prognosis but I'm beginning to believe there may be something else in the works here.
Either a 49% stake by DAL or a buyout and JV with immunity brokered by a bank between Copa, Delta & GOL.
Statement of Ownership (sc 13g)
Date : 09/18/2015 @ 4:06PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Sa (GOL)
Quote : 1.13 -0.02 (-1.74%) @ 4:11PM
Statement of Ownership (sc 13g)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )*
Gol Intelligent Airlines Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Preferred Stock and American Depositary Shares, each representing one share of Preferred Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)
September 11, 2015
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
[ ] Rule 13d-1(b)
[X] Rule 13d-1(c)
[_] Rule 13d-1(d)
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
CUSIP No. 38045R107
1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
3. SEC USE ONLY
4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5. SOLE VOTING POWER
6. SHARED VOTING POWER
7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
CUSIP No. 38045R107
Item 1. (a). Name of Issuer:
Gol Intelligent Airlines Inc.
(b). Address of issuer's principal executive offices:
Praça Comandante Linneu Gomes, S/N Portaria 3
04626-020 São Paulo, São Paulo
Federative Republic of Brazil
Item 2. (a). Name of person filing:
This statement is filed by:
(i) Delta Air Lines, Inc.
(b). Address or principal business office or, if none, residence:
P.O. Box 20706
Atlanta, Georgia 30320-6001
Delta is organized under the laws of the state of Delaware.
(d). Title of class of securities:
Preferred Stock; American Depositary Shares, each representing one share of Preferred Stock
(e). CUSIP No.:
Item 3. If This Statement is filed pursuant to §§.240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b), or (c), check whether the person filing is a
(a) [_] Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) [_] Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) [_] Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) [_] Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) [_] An investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
(f) [_] An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
(g) [_] A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
(h) [_] A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C.1813);
(i) [_] A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
(j) [_] A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
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CUSIP No. 38045R107
Item 4. Ownership.
(a) Amount beneficially owned:
Delta is deemed to be the beneficial owner of 32,926,025 shares of Preferred Stock, including those owned through American Depository shares.
(b) Percent of class:
Delta is deemed to be the beneficial owner of 16.2% of the Preferred Stock.
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
Instruction: For computations regarding securities which represent a right to acquire an underlying security see §240.13d-3(d)(1).
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Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.
Item 10. Certification.
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under § 240.14a-11 .
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
/s/ Paul A. Jacobson
Paul A. Jacobson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc.
The original statement shall be signed by each person on whose behalf the statement is filed or his authorized representative. If the statement is signed on behalf of a person by his authorized representative other than an executive officer or general partner of the filing person, evidence of the representative's authority to sign on behalf of such person shall be filed with the statement, provided, however, that a power of attorney for this purpose which is already on file with the Commission may be incorporated by reference. The name and any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed or printed beneath his signature.
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Attention. Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).
Fed rate increase will be the contrarian trade on everything vs dollar. BRL back to $3.25-3.50, gol to $R 6-7 = $1.75-2.00 USD
From valuation standpoint, cash near $1b USD after capital increase plus $1b USD stake in Smiles yet only $300m mkt cap. Also compelling from a merger standpoint (Copa)
Have accumulated a nice position under $1.10....
He is smart to get the smiles as collateral bc he will need it