ALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANY THIRD QUARTER 2013 FINANCIAL RESULTS

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ALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANY THIRD QUARTER 2013
FINANCIAL RESULTS
43rd Consecutive Profitable Quarter
Third Quarter Fully Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.91  

LAS VEGAS. Oct. 23, 2013 -Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported the following financial results for the third quarter 2013, as well as comparisons to prior year equivalents:

Unaudited Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended
September 30,
2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Total operating revenue (millions) $ 228.9 $ 216.9 5.5 % $757.7 $685.9 10.5 %
Operating income (millions) $ 29.2 $ 28.7 1.7 % $124.5 $106.9 16.5 %
Operating margin   12.8 % 13.3 % (0.5)pp   16.4 % 15.6 % 0.8pp
EBITDA (millions) $ 46.7 $ 44.6 4.7 % $177.0 $147.9 19.7 %
EBITDA margin   20.4 % 20.6 % (0.2)pp   23.4 % 21.6 % 1.8pp
Net income (millions) $ 17.1 $ 16.9 1.0 % $74.8 $63.8 17.2 %
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.91 $ 0.87 4.6 % $3.90 $3.29 18.5 %

"We are very proud to report our 43rd consecutive profitable quarter," stated Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company. "We are pleased to produce another profitable quarter and be able to return cash to shareholders through our share repurchase program.  In addition, I am proud to announce that Andrew Levy has been added to our Board of Directors and will also assume the role of Chief Operating Officer.  His proven leadership abilities and extensive operational and financial expertise, as well as a deep understanding of the airline business, will be invaluable in his new role as COO."

"Finally, we were significantly challenged operationally at the end of September many of our MD-80s were taken out of service due to an evacuation slide issue.  Through the tireless efforts of our Team Members, we were able to minimize the disruption to our customers.  I am very thankful to all of those individuals who worked extremely hard to put the operation back together in such a short amount of time."

Notable Company Highlights

  • Completed the acquisition of five Airbus A320 aircraft.  The company now owns seven A320s 

  • Repurchased 491,000 shares for $47 million during the third quarter, average purchase price of $95.85 per share 

  • Announced service from nine existing cities to Punta Gorda (Southwest Florida) to begin in the fourth quarter 

  • Announced service to 12 new cities with service beginning in the fourth quarter and first quarter 

  • Announced 29 new routes which will begin operation in the fourth quarter 

  • Average aircraft in service was flat versus last quarter as we retired three MD-80 aircraft and temporarily grounded two MD-80 aircraft early in the quarter 

  • Increasing MD-80 operating fleet from 52 at the end of the year to 53 in the first quarter of 2014 

Third Quarter 2013 Revenue Performance

  • 15th consecutive quarter of year over year increases in total average fare, 4.8 percent higher than a year ago 

  • Florida TRASM grew by 9.6 percent despite 12.7 percent growth in ASMs  

  • Same store markets, those which were operated in both the third quarter 2013 and 2012, generated a 5.0 percent increase in TRASM 

  • Grew scheduled load factor to 90.8 percent despite a 4.2 percent increase in seats per departure 

  • The September slide interruption resulted in approximately $1 million in refunds given to customers 

3Q13 3Q12 Change
Scheduled Service:
Average fare - scheduled service $86.94 $82.30 5.6 %
Average fare - ancillary air-related charges $38.99 $37.05 5.2 %
Average fare - ancillary third party products $5.06 $5.59 (9.5 )%
Average fare - total $130.99 $124.94 4.8 %
Scheduled service passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) (cents) 8.14 7.89 3.2 %
Total scheduled service revenue per ASM (TRASM) (cents) 12.26 11.98 2.3 %
Load factor 90.8 %   90.1 %   0.7pp
Passengers (millions) 1.7 1.6 6.3 %
Average passengers per departure 150 143 4.9 %
Average scheduled service stage length (miles) 932 910 2.4 %

 ASMs = available seat miles
 PRASM = scheduled passenger revenue per scheduled available seat mile
TRASM = (scheduled passenger revenue + ancillary air revenue + ancillary third party revenue) per scheduled available seat mile

Third Quarter 2013 Cost Performance

  • Fuel expense per ASM declined 3.9 percent primarily due to a 5.8 percent increase in ASMs per gallon versus last year, which more than offset a 1.9 percent increase in average cost per gallon 

  • Operating expense excluding fuel was negatively impacted by lower aircraft utilization and approximately $2 million in expense attributable to the evacuation slide interruption.  The expense associated with the slide event is isolated to September and resulted in higher aircraft lease rentals expense as we contracted with other carriers for sub-service of aircraft to move some of our customers, higher station operations expense due to customer interrupted trip costs, and increased salary and benefits expense due to additional overtime 

  • Salary and benefits expense per passenger increased 15 percent versus last year primarily due to an increase in the number of full time equivalents to support our growth, higher stock-based compensation expense and the continuation of the higher pay band for pilots which began in November 2012.  The current pay band will continue through April 2014 when it will be subject to adjustment based on a trailing 12 month profitability test.  Based on our forecasted profitability, we currently expect the pilot pay band to remain unchanged 

  • Depreciation and amortization expense per passenger increased 8 percent primarily due to a change in estimated MD-80 engine residual values and useful life, and operating a larger contingent of 166 seat MD-80 aircraft 

  • Other expense per passenger increased 31 percent due to a higher write-down of engine values in our consignment program compared to the prior year, non capitalizable information technology development costs, crew training for our growing Airbus fleet and costs to support a seasonal operating base in Los Angeles 

3Q13 3Q12 Change
Total System*:
Operating expense per passenger $114.54 $108.92 5.2 %
Operating expense per passenger, excluding fuel $63.37 $56.85 11.5 %
Operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents) 10.58 10.29 2.8 %
Operating expense, excluding fuel per ASM (CASM ex fuel) (cents) 5.85 5.37 8.9 %
Average block hours per aircraft per day 5.1 5.2 (1.9 )%

*Total system includes scheduled service, fixed-fee contract and non-revenue flying.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Cost Trends

  • Salary and benefits expense is expected to increase due to additional staff required to support our growth 

  • Maintenance and repair expense is expected to be slightly higher than fourth quarter 2012.  For the full year, maintenance expense per aircraft per month is expected to be $100 thousand to $105 thousand as previously guided 

  • Aircraft utilization is expected to decline 1.5%, which will pressure ex fuel unit costs when compared to fourth quarter 2012 

  • Depreciation and amortization expense is expected to increase as seven A320 aircraft are scheduled to enter service in the fourth quarter.   For the full year, depreciation per aircraft per month is expected to be between $92 thousand and $95 thousand, as previously guided 

Third Party Products Performance

  • Rental car days increased 6.5 percent primarily due to a 18 percent increase in Florida passengers 

  • Hotel net revenue excluding the effect of an air discount was higher by 39 percent versus last year.  The company has phased out offering an air discount which has historically subsidized hotel sales 

Supplemental Ancillary Revenue Information
Unaudited (millions)
3Q13 3Q12 Change
Gross ancillary revenue - third party products $28.7 $28.3 1.4 %
Cost of goods sold ($19.6 ) ($18.5 ) 5.9 %
Transaction costs* ($0.5 ) ($0.8 ) (37.5 )%
Ancillary revenue - third party products $8.6 $9.0 (4.4 )%
As percent of gross   30.1 %   31.9 %   (1.8)pp
   As percent of income before taxes   31.3 %   33.6 %   (2.3)pp
Ancillary revenue - third party products/scheduled passenger $5.06 $5.59 (9.5 )%
Hotel room nights (thousands) 144.4 163.4 (11.6 )%
Rental car days (thousands) 195.3 183.3 6.5 %

*Includes payment expenses and travel agency commissions.

Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Repurchased 491,000 shares for $47 million and have over $43 million in repurchase authority remaining.  Year to date, the company has repurchased 880,991 shares at an average price of $85.64 per share 

  • Issued $48.0 million in debt secured by four Airbus aircraft 

  • Pre-paid $10.5 million in debt secured by four 757 aircraft 

  • Spent $84.5 million in capital expenditures in the third quarter, the majority of which was driven by the purchase of five Airbus A320 aircraft  

  • Closed a $10 million debt financing in October, secured by our new headquarters building acquired earlier this year 

Unaudited (millions) 9/30/2013 12/31/2012 Change
Unrestricted cash* $303.6 $352.7 (13.9 )%
Total debt $179.7 $150.9 19.1 %
Total Allegiant Travel Company stockholders` equity $402.4 $400.5 0.5 %

Nine months ended September 30,
Unaudited (millions) 2013 2012
Capital expenditures $161.6 $88.8 82.0 %

*Unrestricted cash includes investments in marketable securities.

At this time, Allegiant Travel Company provides the following guidance to investors, subject to revision.

Guidance, subject to revision
Revenue guidance October 2013 4Q13
Estimated PRASM year-over-year change 5 to 7% 3 to 5%
Estimated TRASM year-over-year change 1 to 3% 0.5 to 2.5%
Fixed fee and other revenue guidance 4Q13
Fixed fee and other revenue (millions) $3 to $5
Capacity guidance
System 4Q13 1Q14 FY13
Departure year-over-year growth (4) to 0% 8 to 12%
ASM year-over-year growth 4 to 8% 10 to 14% 8 to 10%
Scheduled
Departure year-over-year growth 2 to 6% 8 to 12%
ASM year-over-year growth 8 to 12% 10 to 14% 13 to 15%
Cost guidance 4Q13 FY13
CASM ex fuel - year-over-year change 4.5 to 6.5% 4 to 5%
CAPEX guidance FY13
Capital expenditures (millions) $170 to $180

 CASM ex fuel - cost per available seat mile excluding fuel expense

Aircraft fleet plan by end of period
Aircraft 4Q13 4Q14
MD-80 (166*) 51 53
MD-80 (non 166*) 1 -
757 6 6
A319 3 4
A320 7 9
Total 68 72

*166 refers to MD-80s that have been converted to 166 seat aircraft, non 166 refers to those aircraft that will not be converted
 Aircraft listed in table above include only in service aircraft

Allegiant Travel Company will host a conference call with analysts at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to discuss its third quarter 2013 financial results. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available via the Company`s Investor Relations website homepage at http://ir.allegiant.com. The webcast will also be archived in the "Events & Presentations" section of the website.

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Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company® (ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America`s 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years.  ALGT/G

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Under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only estimates or predictions based on our management`s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include our statements regarding future unit revenue, future operating expense, ASM growth, departure growth, fixed-fee and other revenues, expected capital expenditures, number of contracted aircraft to be placed in service in the future, timing of aircraft retirements, as well as other information concerning future results of operations, business strategies, financing plans, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities, the effects of future regulation and the effects of competition. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as the words "believe," "expect," "guidance," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate", "project", "hope" or similar expressions.
        
Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements generally may be found in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov . These risk factors include, without limitation, volatility of fuel costs, labor issues, the effect of the economic downturn on leisure travel, debt covenants, terrorist attacks, risks inherent to airlines, our introduction of an additional aircraft type, demand for air services to our leisure destinations from the markets served by us, our dependence on our leisure destination markets, our competitive environment, problems with our aircraft, our reliance on our automated systems, economic and other conditions in markets in which we operate, aging aircraft and other governmental regulation, increases in maintenance costs and cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results.

Any forward-looking statements are based on information available to us today and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

Detailed financial information follows:

Allegiant Travel Company
Consolidated Statements of Income
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three months ended
September 30,
Percent
2013 2012 change
OPERATING REVENUE:
Scheduled service revenue $148,466 $133,086 11.6
Ancillary revenue:
Air-related charges 66,577 59,915 11.1
Third party products 8,646 9,036 (4.3 )
Total ancillary revenue 75,223 68,951 9.1
Fixed fee contract revenue 3,985 12,084 (67.0 )
Other revenue 1,200 2,743 (56.3 )
Total operating revenue 228,874 216,864 5.5
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Aircraft fuel 89,195 89,928 (0.8 )
Salary and benefits 38,135 32,865 16.0
Station operations 19,114 18,601 2.8
Maintenance and repairs 18,310 18,311 -
Sales and marketing 4,514 4,190 7.7
Aircraft lease rentals 2,025 - NM
Depreciation and amortization 17,106 15,704 8.9
Other 11,243 8,517 32.0
Total operating expenses 199,642 188,116 6.1
OPERATING INCOME 29,232 28,748 1.7
As a percent of total operating revenue 12.8 %   13.3 %  
OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE:
Earnings from unconsolidated affiliates, net (214 ) (92 ) 132.6
Interest income (328 ) (230 ) 42.6
Interest expense 2,257 2,255 0.1
Total other (income) expense 1,715 1,933 (11.3 )
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 27,517 26,815 2.6
As a percent of total operating revenue 12.0 %   12.4 %  
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 10,520 9,929 6.0
NET INCOME 16,997 16,886 0.7
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (109 ) (59 ) 84.7
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANY $17,106 $16,945 1.0
Earnings per share to common stockholders (1):
Basic $0.91 $0.88 3.4
Diluted $0.91 $0.87 4.6
Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing earnings per share to common stockholders (1):
Basic 18,629 19,116 (2.5 )
Diluted 18,794 19,305 (2.6 )

(1) The Company`s unvested restricted stock awards are considered participating securities as they receive non-forfeitable rights to cash dividends at the same rate as common stock. The Basic and Diluted earnings per share for the periods presented reflect the two-class method mandated by accounting guidance for the calculation of earnings per share. The two-class method adjusts both the net income and shares used in the calculation. Application of the two-class method did not have a significant impact on the Basic and Diluted earnings per share for the periods presented.

Allegiant Travel Company
Operating Statistics
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012
(Unaudited) 

Three months ended September 30, Percent
2013 2012 change*
OPERATING STATISTICS
Total system statistics
Passengers 1,742,961 1,727,117 0.9
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (thousands) 1,685,208 1,598,861 5.4
Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands) 1,886,698 1,828,576 3.2
Load factor 89.3 % 87.4 % 1.9
Operating revenue per ASM (RASM) (cents) 12.13 11.86 2.3
Operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents) 10.58 10.29 2.8
Fuel expense per ASM (cents) 4.73 4.92 (3.9 )
Operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents) 5.85 5.37 8.9
Operating expense per passenger $114.54 $108.92 5.2
Fuel expense per passenger $51.17 $52.07 (1.7 )
Operating expense per passenger, excluding fuel $63.37 $56.85 11.5
ASMs per gallon of fuel 67.0 63.3 5.8
Departures 12,077 13,080 (7.7 )
Block hours 28,773 29,644 (2.9 )
Average stage length (miles) 910 860 5.8
Average number of operating aircraft during period 61.8 61.9 (0.2 )
Average block hours per aircraft per day 5.1 5.2 (1.9 )
Full-time equivalent employees at period end 2,003 1,775 12.8
Fuel gallons consumed (thousands) 28,169 28,881 (2.5 )
Average fuel cost per gallon $3.17 $3.11 1.9
Scheduled service statistics
Passengers 1,707,639 1,617,031 5.6
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (thousands) 1,656,872 1,519,124 9.1
Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands) 1,823,901 1,686,230 8.2
Load factor 90.8 % 90.1 % 0.7
Departures 11,368 11,320 0.4
Average passengers per departure 150 143 4.9
Scheduled service seats per departure 168.7 161.9 4.2
Block hours 27,559 26,781 2.9
Yield (cents) 8.96 8.76 2.3
Scheduled service revenue per ASM (PRASM) (cents) 8.14 7.89 3.2
Total ancillary revenue per ASM (cents) 4.12 4.09 0.7
Total scheduled service revenue per ASM (TRASM) (cents) 12.26 11.98 2.3
Average fare - scheduled service $86.94 $82.30 5.6
Average fare - ancillary air-related charges $38.99 $37.05 5.2
Average fare - ancillary third party products $5.06 $5.59 (9.5 )
Average fare - total $130.99 $124.94 4.8
Average stage length (miles) 932 910 2.4
Fuel gallons consumed (thousands) 27,084 26,343 2.8
Average fuel cost per gallon $3.23 $3.31 (2.4 )
Percent of sales through website during period 93.6 % 90.6 % 3.0

* Except load factor and percent of sales through website, which is percentage point change.

Allegiant Travel Company
Consolidated Statements of Income
Nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Nine months ended
September 30,
Percent
2013 2012 change
OPERATING REVENUE:
Scheduled service revenue $493,700 $446,368 10.6
Ancillary revenue:
Air-related charges 219,904 172,537 27.5
Third party products 29,733 27,940 6.4
Total ancillary revenue 249,637 200,477 24.5
Fixed fee contract revenue 12,267 31,530 (61.1 )
Other revenue 2,075 7,506 (72.4 )
Total operating revenue 757,679 685,881 10.5
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Aircraft fuel 294,762 286,557 2.9
Salary and benefits 118,951 99,362 19.7
Station operations 58,670 57,702 1.7
Maintenance and repairs 56,773 54,868 3.5
Sales and marketing 15,727 15,141 3.9
Aircraft lease rentals 3,693 - NM
Depreciation and amortization 51,890 40,836 27.1
Other 32,758 24,488 33.8
Total operating expenses 633,224 578,954 9.4
OPERATING INCOME 124,455 106,927 16.4
As a percent of total operating revenue 16.4 %   15.6 %  
OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE:
Earnings from unconsolidated affiliates, net (384 ) (56 ) 585.7
Interest income (806 ) (741 ) 8.8
Interest expense 6,739 6,529 3.2
Total other (income) expense 5,549 5,732 (3.2 )
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 118,906 101,195 17.5
As a percent of total operating revenue 15.7 %   14.8 %  
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 44,391 37,423 18.6
NET INCOME 74,515 63,772 16.8
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (283 ) (59 ) 379.7
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANY $74,798 $63,831 17.2
Earnings per share to common stockholders (1):
Basic $3.92 $3.32 18.1
Diluted $3.90 $3.29 18.5
Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing earnings per share to common stockholders (1):
Basic 18,925 19,053 (0.7 )
Diluted 19,042 19,260 (1.1 )

(1) The Company`s unvested restricted stock awards are considered participating securities as they receive non-forfeitable rights to cash dividends at the same rate as common stock. The Basic and Diluted earnings per share for the periods presented reflect the two-class method mandated by accounting guidance for the calculation of earnings per share. The two-class method adjusts both the net income and shares used in the calculation. Application of the two-class method did not have a significant impact on the Basic and Diluted earnings per share for the periods presented.

Allegiant Travel Company
Operating Statistics
Nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012
(Unaudited) 

Nine months ended
September 30,
Percent
2013 2012 change*
OPERATING STATISTICS
Total system statistics
Passengers 5,531,774 5,320,823 4.0
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (thousands) 5,482,699 4,935,215 11.1
Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands) 6,184,503 5,607,485 10.3
Load factor 88.7 % 88.0 % 0.7
Operating revenue per ASM (RASM) (cents) 12.25 12.23 0.2
Operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents) 10.24 10.32 (0.8 )
Fuel expense per ASM (cents) 4.77 5.11 (6.7 )
Operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents) 5.47 5.21 5.0
Operating expense per passenger $114.47 $108.81 5.2
Fuel expense per passenger $53.29 $53.86 (1.1 )
Operating expense per passenger, excluding fuel $61.18 $54.95 11.3
ASMs per gallon of fuel 67.4 62.2 8.4
Departures 38,606 40,813 (5.4 )
Block hours 95,196 94,387 0.9
Average stage length (miles) 936 869 7.7
Average number of operating aircraft during period 63.2 59.6 6.0
Average block hours per aircraft per day 5.5 5.8 (5.2 )
Full-time equivalent employees at period end 2,003 1,775 12.8
Fuel gallons consumed (thousands) 91,797 90,170 1.8
Average fuel cost per gallon $3.21 $3.18 0.9
Scheduled service statistics
Passengers 5,430,771 5,015,066 8.3
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (thousands) 5,400,035 4,708,257 14.7
Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands) 5,997,938 5,206,489 15.2
Load factor 90.0 % 90.4 % (0.4 )
Departures 36,568 35,803 2.1
Average passengers per departure 149 140 6.4
Scheduled service seats per departure 168.4 158.0 6.6
Block hours 91,575 86,145 6.3
Yield (cents) 9.14 9.48 (3.6 )
Scheduled service revenue per ASM (PRASM) (cents) 8.23 8.57 (4.0 )
Total ancillary revenue per ASM (cents) 4.16 3.85 8.1
Total scheduled service revenue per ASM (TRASM) (cents) 12.39 12.42 (0.2 )
Average fare - scheduled service $90.91 $89.01 2.1
Average fare - ancillary air-related charges $40.49 $34.40 17.7
Average fare - ancillary third party products $5.47 $5.57 (1.8 )
Average fare - total $136.87 $128.98 6.1
Average stage length (miles) 957 914 4.7
Fuel gallons consumed (thousands) 88,716 82,889 7.0
Average fuel cost per gallon $3.26 $3.37 (3.3 )
Percent of sales through website during period 93.7 % 89.8 % 3.9

* Except load factor and percent of sales through website, which is percentage point change.

Allegiant Travel Company
Non-GAAP Presentations
Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012
(Unaudited)

"EBITDA" represents earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is not a calculation based on generally accepted accounting principles and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or operating income as indicators of our financial performance or to cash flow as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA is included as a supplemental disclosure because we believe it is a useful indicator of our operating performance. Further, EBITDA is a well-recognized performance measurement that is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in comparing the operating performance of companies. We believe EBITDA is useful in evaluating our operating performance compared to our competitors because its calculation generally eliminates the effects of financing and income taxes and the accounting effects of capital spending and acquisitions, which items may vary between periods and for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance. The following represents the reconciliation of EBITDA to net income for the periods indicated below.

The SEC has adopted rules (Regulation G) regulating the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Because of our use of the non-GAAP financial measure EBITDA to supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Regulation G requires us to include in this press release a presentation of the most directly comparable GAAP measure, which is net income, and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP measure.  Our utilization of a non-GAAP measurement is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA is not a GAAP measurement and our use of it may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies in the airline and travel industry. The reconciliations to GAAP net income follow.

Three months ended
September 30,
Percent
(in thousands) 2013 2012 change
Net income attributable to Allegiant Travel Company $17,106 $16,945 1.0 %
Plus (minus)  
Interest income (328 ) (230 ) 42.6 %
Interest expense 2,257 2,255 0.1 %
Provision for income taxes 10,520 9,929 6.0 %
Depreciation and amortization 17,106 15,704 8.9 %
EBITDA $46,661 $44,603 4.6 %
Total revenue $228,874 $216,864 5.5 %
EBITDA margin 20.4 % 20.6 % (0.2) pp

Nine months ended
September 30,
Percent
(in thousands) 2013 2012 change
Net income attributable to Allegiant Travel Company $74,798 $63,831 17.2 %
Plus (minus)  
Interest income (806 ) (741 ) 8.8 %
Interest expense 6,739 6,529 3.2 %
Provision for income taxes 44,391 37,423 18.6 %
Depreciation and amortization 51,890 40,836 27.1 %
EBITDA $177,012 $147,878 19.7 %
Total revenue $757,679 $685,881 10.5 %
EBITDA margin 23.4 % 21.6 % 1.8 pp

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