Published: 2020-04-30 15:30:00 CEST
Magnetic MRO
Interim information


Tallinn, 2020-04-30 15:30 CEST --  



Magnetic MRO is a total technical care maintenance and asset management organization with a global presence and more than two decades of worldwide experience. The company has a well-established reputation in innovative aviation solutions and proven track record as a one-stop shop for airlines, asset owners, OEMs and operators. It offers a wide range of services varying from asset management and engineering, to line and base maintenance.




  • SAS entrusts their whole new A320-NEO fleets’ Base Maintenance services to Magnetic MRO – 56 aircraft to be serviced in Tallinn

Magnetic MRO, a Total Technical Care and asset management organization, and SAS has extended the Base Maintenance agreement for Base Maintenance service for the whole A320-NEO fleet. The original contract between two companies has been signed in December 2017 and recently has been prolonged until 2023 and consists of maintenance visits of 56 airplanes.

  • Magnetic MRO launches a leasing arm, aims half a billion USD portfolio by 2025

Magnetic MRO, a Total Technical Care and asset management organization has announced the launch of a company that will focus on long and short-term aviation asset management and leasing – Magnetic Leasing. The recently established company specializes in mid-life Airbus A320 Family and Boeing 737 CL/NG, as well as engines and landing gear systems for narrow-body aircraft. By the end of 2020, Magnetic Leasing expects to have a portfolio worth $100 million under its management. The co-founder is Crestline Investments, a US institutional alternative investment management firm.

  • Magnetic MRO receives CAAC certification

Magnetic MRO, a Total Technical Care and asset management organization, has received the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification, proving the company has qualifications and meet local regulatory requirements for the maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations.  Obtaining this certification allows the company to expand its capabilities and provide maintenance service on Chinese registered aircraft and its engines.

  • Estonian’s very first apprenticeship program for aircraft mechanics celebrates student graduation

In February 2018, Magnetic MRO and Estonian Aviation Academy started unique cooperation aimed at training a new generation of aircraft mechanics under a two-year apprenticeship program. On 31st of January 2020, the first group of ten students received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Estonian Aviation Academy in Tartu and will now continue their aviation careers at Magnetic MRO as mechanics.

  • EngineStands24 signs exclusive engine stand maintenance agreement with Rhinesthal CTS

EngineStands24, a subsidiary of a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, and Rhinestahl CTS, authorized provider of aviation and gas turbine engine tooling to GE, CFM and Rolls-Royce, has signed an engine stand service agreement, covering the maintenance service of EngineStands24 stands pool for all company’s global hubs.

  • Magnetic MRO increased its share capital and issued new shares

Magnetic MRO AS increased its share capital by 20,486.40 euros and issued 3,201 new shares for the issue price of 950,000 euros to Sapphire Investment Holding Limited in accordance with the investment agreement entered into with Sapphire Investment Holding Limited, a Hong Kong company, on 5 June 2019 and in accordance with the resolution of 10 February 2020 on increase of the share capital of Magnetic MRO AS.

Sapphire Investment Holding Limited subscribed for the shares to the maximum extent prescribed in the investment agreement. After the subscription for the new shares, the amount of the registered share capital of Magnetic MRO AS is 1,110,675.20 euros and the total number of shares is 173,543.

  • Securing the future careers for the next generation of aircraft engineers: Magnetic MRO and OSM Aviation launch a pioneering joint apprenticeship program

Magnetic MRO and OSM Aviation (OSM) signed a MoU to engage in a strategic partnership by generating an apprenticeship program aimed at OSM recruits and employees. The first group of qualified technical apprentices from Norway and Sweden has been selected and will start their 24 months practical studies program at the Magnetic MRO in Tallinn, Estonia, from early September 2020.

  • MAC Aero Interiors enters the new chapter by establishing new production facility in Estonia

MAC Aero Interiors, a United Kingdom-based subsidiary of a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, has moved its production facility to Tallinn, Estonia. The new facility in Estonia’s capital was opened in January 2020 and publicly on 4th of March 2020.

  • Magnetic MRO and Airbus sign airframe maintenance agreement

Magnetic MRO, a Total Technical Care and asset management organization, and Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, have signed a long-term airframe maintenance agreement for the support and maintenance of Airbus family aircraft.


COVID-19 information

The COVID-19 crisis will have a major global social-economical impact. The related economical downturn has already and will continue to adversely impact Magnetic MRO’s business activities. Closed borders and travel restrictions imposed by many countries globally, especially those within the European Union, will have a negative impact on various business areas we operate in. Reduced number of passengers for potentially long periods of time lead to fewer flights, hence the need for fewer aircrafts, which in turn results in less maintenance, and less spare parts and other support required by the airlines.

Taking into account industry research conducted by established consultancy firms such as Oliver Wyman[1] and McKinsey, the measures announced and already taken by leading aviation companies as well as leveraging our senior management’s own industry network and experience, we have put together this report on the 2020 business outlook for Magnetic MRO, along with corresponding crisis-management measures that we have undertaken and will look to implement.

In short, we believe we will manage through the hard times:

  • Diversified business model: Magnetic MRO has 20 different business units with a diverse customer and vendor base and we operate in several geographical regions.
  • Solid customer and vendor relationships: We have long standing relationships with top names in the aviation industry. Despite the crisis, our base maintenance hangars remain loaded as of today as we have sufficient base maintenance work pre-booked.
  • Flexible cost base: Our cost base has been built up conservatively and over years of gradual expansion. As such we have adapted our business needs to cater for seasonality with a high degree of variable costs.
  • Strong support from shareholders: Our parent company, Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology, is a listed company in China with market capitalisation of EUR 450 million. Hangxin is committed to support Magnetic MRO’s ongoing businesses throughout the entire business cycle.
  • Accelerated recovery post crisis: Due to pent up demand, the MRO industry is expected to recover very quickly as soon as planes start flying. Airlines are incentivised to fly their aircrafts to restart cash flow and no commercial aircraft can nor are legally allowed (by local, European and Global) by authorities to operate without having a valid maintenance contract.
  • Unique reputation and positioning. Furthermore, Magnetic MRO is unique in that it would not have the same post-crisis constraints as airline- or state-owned MROs in seeking business opportunities and we operate with substantial market share and history especially in Northern Europe.


What are we doing about it and how we intend to come out of the downside scenario?

  • Immediate cost cutting measures.
  • Equity injection from shareholders into the company (the final portion of the 2019 equity injection).
  • Close cooperation with our owners to make sure we remain financially healthy as well as looking how to best revise our debt facilities in this new reality.

It goes without saying, that Magnetic MRO services will be needed after the crisis and we will rebound quickly.







Magnetic MRO Group AS (further on Magnetic MRO Group or the Group) consists of parent company Magnetic MRO AS (EE), and its subsidiaries: Direct Maintenance Holding BV (NL) (further on Direct Maintenance Group), MAC Aero Interiors Ltd (UK), Magnetic Leasing Ltd (IE), Arrowhead assistance UAB (LT), Magnetic MRO Malaysia Sdh Bhd (MY).

The financial and other additional information of the Magnetic MRO Group published in the interim report Q1 2020 is true and complete. The consolidated main financial statements give a true and fair view of the actual financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Group.

The consolidated financial statements of the Magnetic MRO Group in the report for the period Q1 2020 and Q1 2019 are not audited. The financial information in Interim Report is prepared in accordance with the Estonian financial reporting standards. The Estonian financial reporting standards are prescribed by the Accounting Act of Estonia and supplemented by the guidelines issued by the Accounting Standards Board.



According to p.3.4.2 and 3.4.3 of the Terms and Conditions of Magnetic MRO 8% 21.12.2021 bonds, the Issuer shall be obliged to comply with the following covenants until the Notes are fully repaid:

3.4.2 Equity Ratio shall not fall under 25% at the end of each Reporting Period;

3.4.3 Net Debt/EBITDA Ratio shall not be higher than 3.2.

The Management Board confirms the following execution of covenants as of March, 31 2020:

1) Equity Ratio: 40%.

2) Net Debt/EBITDA: 3.1.

3) In July 2019 Magnetic MRO Group received two thirds of the contribution from the equity capital injection announced in Q2 2019, in Q1 2020 this contribution is reported as unregistered share capital. At the date of the release Q1 2020 Interim Report the equity increase is not registered in Commercial Register of Estonia. The remaining one third is received in April 2020.


 Covenants calculation:

  kEUR TTM 3.2020 TTM 3.2019
1 Interest bearing liabilities 20,006 16,726
     incl. Bonds 8,000 7,092
2 Cash and bank 2,284 940
3=1-2 Net Debt 17,722 15,787
4 Total Equity 25,471 16,723
5 Total Assets 64,347 49,070
6=4/5 Equity Ratio 40% 34%
7 EBITDA 5,751 4,928
8=3/7 Net Debt/EBITDA 3.1 3.2


*TTM - trailing twelve months

** Per p.2.1.11 of Terms and Conditions of Magnetic MRO 8% 21.12.2021 bonds, EBITDA means the net income of the measurement period before:

  1. Any provision on account of taxation;
  2. Any interest, commission, discounts or other fees incurred or payable, received or receivable in respect of financial indebtedness;
  3. Any depreciation and amortization of tangible and intangible assets; and
  4. Any re-valuation, disposal or writing off of assets.

*** Equity method income:

  • 49,9% of net income from associated company Magnetic Parts Trading Ltd;
  • 10,0% of net income from associated company MAC Sichuan Aviation Technology Ltd.





  Q1 2020 Q1 2019
Sales revenue 28,087 19,315
Variable direct costs -24,667 -15,506
Fixed direct costs -162 -175
Other operating income 494 198
Other operating expenses -612 -159
GROSS PROFIT 3,140 3,673
Marketing expenses -87 -95
Administrative costs -1,514 -1,644
Personnel costs -1,046 -923
EBITDA 492 1,011
Depreciation and amortization -732 -425
Financial income and expenses -262 315
Assets revaluation (FX) 210 -161
Equity method income * 457 -323
NET PROFIT 164 417
Minority Interest ** 6 -60


* Shareholding in Magnetic Parts Trading Ltd: 49.9%

*Shareholding in MAC Sichuan Aviation Technology Ltd: 10.0%


**Minority Interest:

Direct Maintenance East Africa Ltd 49%

Direct Maintenance Zanzibar Ltd 49%


Fourth of the four aircrafts Boeing 737 purchased in Q4 2019 from airBaltic was sold in Q1 2020 and has an impact on revenues and direct costs.

For MAC Aero Interiors Ltd Q1 2020 was the period of moving and restarting of production processes that also found reflection in quarterly results.  


Sales by Business Units and Subsidiaries:

  Q1 2020 Q1 2019 Q1 2020, %
non-consolidated, kEUR      
Base Maintenance 8,274 7,560 33.5%
Line Maintenance 1,282 1,229 5.2%
Trading 7,675 6,621 31.1%
Engines 5,828 1,704 23.6%
Engineering 316 534 1.3%
Workshop 271 588 1.1%
Others 1,068 203 4.3%
MMRO TOTAL 24,715 18,441 88.0%
MAC Aero Interiors 446 824 1.6%
Direct Maintenance 2,917 864 10.4%



  Q1 2020 Q1 2019
Operating profit 492 1,011
Adjustments 328 595
Change in receivables and prepayments 2,263 -2,372
Change in inventories -1,224 190
Change in liabilities and prepayments -6,970 5,785
Proceeds from sale and purchase of Fixed Assets -962 24
Long-Term Investments -708 -9,866
Financing activities 3,408 4,647


  03.2020 3.2019
Cash and bank 2,284 940
Receivables 20,507 15,797
Inventory 14,929 9,115
Total current assets 37,720 25,851
Non-current assets    
Long-term Investments 7,760 15,839
Fixed Assets 14,603 6,822
Goodwill 4,249 557
Total non-current assets 26,612 23,219
TOTAL ASSETS 64,332 49,070
Short term liabilities    
Short-term Loans 11,171 7,777
Payables 18,855 15,620
Total Short-term liabilities 30,026 23,397
Long-term liabilities    
Long-term Loans 8,836 8,949
Total long-term liabilities 8,836 8,949
Share capital 1,111 1,090
Unregistered Share Capital 5,317  
Share premium 7,549 6,619
Reserves 79 79
Unrealized FX BS 264 94
Minority Interest -37 -10
Retained earnings 11,031 8,377
Profit for the period 158 474
Total Owners' equity 25,471 16,723




  Issued capital Unregistered Share Capital Share premium Statutory
reserve capital
exchange rate
earnings (loss)
Minority interest Total
31.12.2018 1,090   6,619 79 -63 8,524   16,250
Annual period profit (loss)         157 326   483
Minority interest                
31.03.2019 1,090   6,619 79 94 8,851 -10 16,723
31.12.2019 1,090 5,317 6,619 79 195 10,560 31 23,891
Annual period profit (loss) 20   930   68 629   1,648
Minority interest             -68 -68
31.03.2020 1,111 5,317 7,549 79 264 11,189 -37 25,471



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