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    News

    Why Is Southwest Canceling Flights? Frustrated Travelers Want Answers

    Last weekend, multiple airlines canceled thousands of flights in airports across the U.S. Why is Southwest canceling flights and what can travelers expect?
    By Danielle Letenyei
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    Net Worth

    Southwest Airlines Veteran Bob Jordan Takes the Helm as CEO

    Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan has been working for the airline for over three decades. Jordan’s Southwest salary has grown throughout his 34-year career..
    By Danielle Letenyei
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    CEO Gary Kelly's Net Worth After 35 Years With Southwest Airlines

    As the CEO of Southwest Airlines, one of the most successful airlines in the U.S., what is Gary Kelly's net worth?
    By Ade Hennis
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    Consumer

    Southwest Airlines Expects to Resume Normal Services After Massive Flight Cancelations

    Southwest Airlines has canceled nearly 2,400 flights since Oct. 9, 2021. You might be wondering who owns the business.
    By Ambrish Shah
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    News

    What Caused Southwest Flight Cancellations? Debunking Rumors

    What caused Southwest flight cancellations? Let's debunk the rumors of employee walkouts due to vaccine mandates.
    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Industrials

    Why Delta’s 3Q14 fuel expense was impacted by fuel hedges

    Fuel expense is Delta’s largest expense. It accounted for ~29% of the total operating expense in 3Q14. Fuel consumption per available seat mile decreased by 1.5% during the quarter.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    Why fatal disease outbreaks impact economic activity

    The World Bank estimated Ebola’s impact by analyzing two scenarios—low Ebola and high Ebola. The scenarios are based on the probability of the disease spreading internationally.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Consumer

    How Soon Can Southwest Airlines (LUV) Restore Its Dividend?

    Southwest Airlines stock has seen positive momentum lately as air travel demand is recovering. When will Southwest Airlines (LUV) restore its dividend?
    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Delta Air Lines’ Traffic Fell in August 2016

    Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) total traffic fell due to a computer outage. For August 2016, Delta’s traffic fell by 2.8% as compared to the 0.5% capacity growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Should Airline Industry Investors Look Out for in 2016?

    Growing capacity is necessary for revenue growth. However, capacity expansion that exceeds demand growth can lead to declining utilization.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Analysts Fall Out of Love with Southwest Airlines?

    Out of the 18 analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV), 11 analysts (61.1%) have a “buy” recommendation on the stock versus 71% analysts that had a “buy” recommendation on Southwest in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Estimating American Airlines’ earnings growth

    Apart from improved operational efficiencies, American has outperformed its peers in pre-tax margin (excluding special items) improvement in the first half of 2014 to 8.7% from 4.1% in the previous year.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Must-know: Alaska’s commitment to increase shareholder returns

    Increases in share prices and dividends provide direct benefits to shareholders. The increases in share prices give better returns. Share repurchases and stock splits provide indirect benefits. Share repurchases lead to a reduction in outstanding shares. This results in increased EPS.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Gol’s passenger revenue increases on higher yields

    Brazil is the third largest domestic aviation market. With double-digit traffic growth, Brazil was one of the fastest-growing domestic markets in 2010 and 2011.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Delta Air Lines’ key strategy to increase shareholder returns

    Capital expenditure is generally high in the airline industry. Delta manages to keep it low through its strategy of buying used aircraft.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Must-know: Delta Air Lines’ second quarter earnings

    Today, Delta is one of the largest airlines in U.S. providing transportation services for passengers and cargo—it serves almost 165 million customers each year to 225 domestic and 97 international destinations.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are 2016’s Rising Airfares Here to Stay?

    Since airlines across the industry have been forecast to beat record profits achieved in 2015, consumers have expected a further fall in airfares.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    United sees major improvement in 3Q14 fuel cost efficiency

    United achieved significant fuel cost savings during 3Q14 in the form of lower purchase costs and improved fuel efficiency.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    The must-know drivers of air cargo growth for US airlines

    According to the IATA, global air freight volume has increased by 4.5%. Capacity, measured by available freight ton kilometers (or AFTK), increased by 3.5% year-over-year in August 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why JetBlue’s cash position has improved

    As of December 2013, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) had cash and cash equivalents of $225 million. JetBlue’s cash position has improved by 24% from $182 million in 2012.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Airfares Continue to Decline in 2016?

    According to a study by Expedia, airfares fell by about 5% in 2015. Despite this decline, passenger complaints are on the rise. Many consumer leaders also lobbied for airfare reductions.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Must-know: Alaska’s increasing return on invested capital

    Alaska’s capital expenditure (or capex) mainly includes investment on aircraft. It increased since 2010. In 2013, ~80% of the total cash used for investing activities was on capital expenditure. The total capital expenditure was $566 million. $487 million was on aircraft and aircraft purchase deposits. $79 million was on flight equipment and other property and equipment.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    BofA Cut Boeing Target Price Due to Rising MAX Uncertainty

    On Monday, Bank of America analyst Ronald Epstein lowered his target price on Boeing stock by $10 to $360. However, he maintained his “neutral” rating.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is Qatar Airways Interested in American Airlines?

    In the last week of June 2017, Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker, disclosed the carrier’s interest in buying a 10% stake worth $808 million in American Airlines through the open market.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Why it’s important for airlines to improve load factor

    Load factor measures capacity utilization. It indicates the percentage of total capacity that an airline utilizes. Airlines are capital intensive. They have high fixed costs.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why United Continental’s high-cost structure affects its margins

    In 2013, almost 57% of United’s (UAL) $37,030 million total operating costs comprised fuel costs (33%) and salaries (23%), compared to Delta’s 46%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Alaska Air: Why Analysts Forecast Higher Revenue in Next 2 Years

    For 2Q16, analysts are estimating 4.2% revenue growth for Alaska Air Group (ALK), which is slower than the 6.2% growth in 1Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Low yield, utilization drive down air cargo profitability

    Growing trade activity drove the recovery in cargo traffic in emerging markets in Asia, but it was slightly offset by the slowing European economy.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Consumer

    American Airlines gets significantly lower position in Appaloosa

    Appaloosa Management significantly lowered its position in American Airlines (AAL) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 3.81% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Why airlines adopt approaches to improve yield and revenue

    Alaska Airlines (ALK) has the lowest yield of $0.148 among all its peers. Its peers include Delta (DAL) at $0.1689, United (UAL) at $0.1614, American (AAL) at $0.1622, and Southwest (LUV) at $0.1602. Revenue management is essential for the airline industry. The industry needs to maximize revenue by selling the most aircraft seats possible to customers at the best price.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Changes in the US airline industry’s competitive landscape

    The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 removed all regulations governing the airline routes, airfares, entry, and exit of commercial airlines. Earlier, this was controlled by the Civil Aeronautics Board (or CAB). Airfares and all other factors would be determined by demand and supply market forces.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    US airline industry: Summary of share prices and valuations

    Southwest outperformed all its peers. Its share price increased 2.6% to $33.77 in September. That said, year-to-date results are positive overall.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Are Analysts Expecting JetBlue Airways’s Revenue to Grow in 2Q16?

    Analysts are estimating 2Q16 revenue of ~$1.7 billion for JetBlue Airways (JBLU), which is a year-over-year increase of 2.2%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Why Delta’s share price increased after 3Q14 earnings release

    Delta’s share price increased after the release of its 3Q14 earnings on October 16, 2014. On October 13, 2014, Delta’s share price reached $30.90—the lowest level since February 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How American Airlines Stock Reacted to Its Guidance Update

    American Airlines (AAL) stock rose almost 0.94% on September 12, the day of its traffic release.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Key growth trends in airline passenger traffic by region

    Global passenger traffic has increased by 5.8% year-over-year during the first eight months of 2014. Europe (29.7%), Asia-Pacifc (29.2%), and North America (25%) comprise ~85% of global market share by passenger traffic.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Wall Street Analysts View the Major Airlines

    Among the seven major carriers, most analysts seem to favor Delta Air Lines (DAL), which has a “buy” rating from 87.5% of the analysts.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Spirit Airlines Maintain Its Industry-Leading Margins?

    Spirit Airlines’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin is expected to fall to 24.2% in 2016, compared to 26.8% in 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Delta’s Guidance Cut Prompt a Losing Streak for Airlines?

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) stock fell 3.5% after its traffic release on September 5, 2017. The negativity has spread to other players.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Airlines Capacity Growth Outpaces Demand, Load Factor Drops

    Decreasing load factors across the airline industry mean that airlines are not able to fill up their seats as fast as they are adding seats. This justifies investor fears of overcapacity.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Must-know: Southwest’s airport development initiatives and network expansion

    Modernization and development of airports Southwest is  involved in the management of various airport development initiatives. Few of them include Southwest entered into an agreement with Broward Country, Florida in 2013 to manage the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport’s Terminal 1 modernization project. Entered into an agreement with city of Houston to expand the Houston […]

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    Must-know: Alaska Airlines’ aircraft and fuel efficiency

    In 2013, Alaska operated a fleet of 131 Boeing 737 jet aircraft. It had contracts with Horizon, Sky West Airlines, and Peninsula Airways for regional capacity. Horizon operated 51 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. It sells all of its capacity to Alaska according to its capacity purchase agreements.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why Ebola impacted the airline industry

    During fatal disease outbreaks, rules and restrictions are imposed—especially on air transportation. This includes canceling flights to the affected areas.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airline Industry Demand Continues to Grow in August

    The demand for air travel experienced considerable growth in the month of August, driven by traditional vacation travel as well as lower fares of major air carriers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fornaro’s Turbulent Ride and Achievements at Spirit Airlines

    For October, SAVE was ranked third on the metric according to the Department of Transportation. That’s a huge improvement since Spirit has historically been last.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Looking at Investing in JetBlue, Even without Dividends

    JetBlue is in its growth phase and prefers to utilize its cash receipts to fund business growth and reduce debt levels. JetBlue currently pays no dividends.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Buffett Change His Investment Philosophy on Airlines?

    Crude oil is trading below $50 per barrel, one of its lowest recent prices, and it is expected to take some time before it recovers, given the huge oversupply.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Southwest’s Demand Growth Enough to Fill Its Added Capacity?

    In November 2017, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) traffic grew 3.4% year-over-year (or YoY). This growth was higher than its capacity growth of 2.5% YoY in the same month.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Airline Relative Valuations: What Is Priced In?

    The airline industry is capital-intensive, with high levels of depreciation and amortization and varying degrees of debt and operating leases. To neutralize these factors, we use the EV-to-EBITDA ratio to value airline stocks.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Investors Should Know about Delta Air Lines

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) is the third largest domestic airline in the US. The company serves more than 170 million customers each year across the globe.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Alaska Air Group Completes Virgin America Merger

    On April 4, 2016, Alaska Air Group (ALK) announced its acquisition of Virgin America for $57 per share in cash, which amounted to $2.6 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for Southwest Airlines

    Right now, 36.8% of the analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock have given it “strong buy” ratings. Another 52.6% of analysts have “buy” ratings on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street Analysts’ Recommendations for Southwest Airlines

    At present, 35.3% of the analysts tracking the Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock have “strong buy” ratings, another 35.3% have “buy” ratings, and 29.4% have “hold” ratings on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why the Ebola scare led to a 16% drop in the Airline Index

    The share prices for major airline companies in the U.S. dropped substantially after the news of the first Ebola case in U.S. on September 30, 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airlines Passenger Yield Continues to Decline in August 2015

    Passenger yield declined by 8% year-over-year for August 2015 to 15.3 cents from 16.6 cents. This is the highest decline since the start of the year.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is a Rerating of Airlines’ Valuation Multiple Possible?

    Currently, American Airlines (AAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Alaska Air Group (ALK) are all trading at ~5x their forward EV-to-EBITDA multiples.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Is the US Economy Slowing Down? Trump’s Views versus Buffett’s

    On multiple recent occasions, US President Donald Trump has said that the US economy is doing very well.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500 Index Nears Record High amid Earnings Season

    The S&P 500 Index, represented by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), rose 0.3% on October 23, nearing the all-time high it saw in July.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spirit Airlines: An Introduction to a Low-Cost Pioneer

    Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is headquartered in Miramar, Florida. It’s a pioneer of ultra-low-cost carrier or ULCC airlines.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Earnings Report

    Why Does JetBlue Stock Continue to See Positive Momentum?

    JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) is the only airline stock in the industry to have gained more than 50% in 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    The global airline industry contributes to economic development

    With 16,000 unique city pairs, connectivity by air is estimated to have doubled in the past two decades. Moreover, although demand continues to rise, the price of travel has fallen.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Overview: American Airlines Group Inc.

    American Airlines (AAL) is now the largest airline as measured by Available Seat Miles (or ASMs) with a 26% market share.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Miscellaneous

    Airline Mergers and Acquisitions: Are We There Yet?

    The most recent phase of consolidation that began in 2005 has seen 13 airline mergers and acquisitions. Four of these deals are worth special mention because they changed the face of the industry.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Does Southwest Airlines’s Current Valuation Tell Us?

    Southwest Airlines’s (LUV) current valuation is slightly lower than its average valuation of 4.8x since October 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Initial Reactions from the Travel Industry after Trump’s Win

    Just a few days ago, we wrote about how Trump had received very little support from the travel industry. Now that he’s been elected, what’s next?

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Airlines’ Relative Valuations after 4Q16 Earnings: What Is Priced In?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) currently has the highest forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 6.6x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Major US Railroads Valued by the Market?

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) was trading at a forward PE multiple of 19.5x, the highest in its peer group of major US railroads, on August 26, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Expect American Airlines’ Revenue to Decline in 2016

    For 1Q16, analysts estimate American Airlines’ revenues to decline by 4% to $9.4 billion and then to slow to 2% and 0.5% in 2Q16 and 3Q16, respectively.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What’s Priced In to SAVE’ Stock ahead of Its 3Q16 Earnings?

    Despite its fall in 3Q16, Spirit Airlines’ stock continues to be the best performing airline stock in 2016. The stock has risen almost 9% year-to-date.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    JetBlue Airways’ Stock Soars after Its 2Q16 Earnings Release

    On July 26, JetBlue reported a 2Q16 revenue increase of 1.9% YoY to ~$1.6 billion. Its EPS also jumped by a strong 20.5% YoY to $0.53 in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why the end of the Wright Amendment helps Southwest

    With the repeal of the Wright Amendment on October 13, 2014, the company immediately launched nonstop flights to seven destinations. This was the largest single-day expansion in Southwest’s history.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Why Southwest expanded domestic and international service

    Two of AirTran’s services to San Juan and Puerto Rico were already added to Southwest’s network in April, 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Why Are Analysts Estimating Southwest Airlines Revenues Growth to Slow Down In 2016?

    Second quarter 2016 estimates Analyst estimates serve as an effective proxy for gauging what’s priced into the market. For 2Q16, analysts are estimating Southwest Airlines revenues to grow by 5.7% to $5400 million. For the next two quarters, though sales are expected to grow, the growth rate in expected to slow down from 5.7% in […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airline Stocks in Focus as US Airstrike Lifts Oil Prices

    The US airline stocks are in focus as crude oil prices soar after the US assassinated a top Iranian military commander last Thursday night.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Miscellaneous

    Frontier Airlines’ IPO: Is the Timing Right?

    Airline financials improved drastically in the past three years. Frontier Airlines’ IPO seems to be hitting the market at the right time for its investors.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is American Airlines Warren Buffett’s Top Pick?

    Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B) November 2016 13F filing attracted considerable interest for airline investors. The 13F revealed Warren Buffett’s new investments in the airline sector—a sector he had written off during the past decade.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Delta Air Line’s key operating segments and geographic segments

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) derives 65.8% of its revenue from the passenger segment, 2.5% from the cargo segment, and 10.3% from other sources.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Alaska Air’s Low Debt: Is It an Advantage?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) has been trying to reduce its debt burden in order to strengthen its balance sheet in the long term.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Will American Airlines Increase Dividend Payouts?

    American Airlines started paying dividends in mid-2014, joining the ranks of Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Air Group, the few dividend-paying airlines.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Why you should consider investing in American Airlines

    In this series, we’ll discuss why the ~25% share price decline since June was actually an opportunity for long-term investors to buy shares of American Airlines.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Key Variables for the Airline Industry

    Investors should keep an eye on airfare trends. Despite a 40% fall in crude oil prices—the major cost for airlines—airfares have remained fairly stable.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has Southwest Airlines Stock Fared This Year?

    Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock fell 0.66% on June 7, 2017, the day it released its traffic report. Since then, the stock has continued its downtrend and has fallen 1.9%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is Delta Air Lines’s Revenue Expected to Fall in 2016?

    Analysts are estimating an ~4.5% decline in Delta Air Lines’s (DAL) revenue to $10.6 billion for 3Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Airline Stocks: Key Indicators to Watch

    After crude oil prices, labor costs are the largest part of an airline’s expenses. Pilot strikes and shortages continue to present problems.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Fund Managers

    How the Boeing 737 Max Crash Could Affect Berkshire Hathaway

    Boeing (BA) has been feeling the heat after its 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed on March 10—the second crash in five months.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Industrials

    Is Southwest Airlines Stock a Buy?

    Southwest Airlines stock has suffered with other airline stocks this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Is the stock a buy?
    By Anuradha Garg
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    Industrials

    Southwest Airlines Posted Lower Q3 Losses, Stock Rose

    Southwest Airlines stock was trading higher in the premarket on Oct. 22 after its third-quarter earnings beat. What are the key takeaways from Southwest Airlines’ earnings call?
    By Ambrish Shah
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    Should You Buy Southwest Airlines Stock Before Its Earnings?

    Southwest Airlines is preparing to report its third-quarter earnings as the travel sector continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic fallout.
    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Industrials

    Must-know: Why did Ebola reach the US?

    Concerns about Ebola increased in the U.S. after September 30, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Why economic indicators influence travel and tourism demand

    The airline industry contributes to U.S. economic growth. The industry drives $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity. It also generates more than 11 million jobs in the U.S.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Delta: What to Expect from Its Q1 Earnings

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on April 10.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Estimates for Delta’s Margin Suggest Limited Expansion

    Delta Air Lines’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margins are expected to have improved to 21% in 2015 as compared to 10% in 2014.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Analysts Estimating for Spirit Airlines in 2016?

    Of the 15 analysts rating Spirit Airlines’ stock, 80% (12 analysts) have a “buy” rating, 20% (three analysts) have a “hold” rating, and none of the analysts have a “sell” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why the American-US Airways merger was conditional

    The combined entity’s share in the Washington Reagan Airport (or DCA) would be as high as 68% and its share in New York LaGuardia would be 33%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Overview: Does American have funds to pay debts and expansion?

    Although all operating and performance metrics of AAG has shown improvement after the merger, leverage is one area that needs considerable improvement.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts Estimating for UAL in 2016?

    UAL’s consensus 12-month target price is $77.38, which indicates a 65.6% return potential.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Could Alaska Air Group’s Margin Expand in 2017?

    In 1Q17, Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) is expected to fall 5.8% to $385 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Southwest Airlines Stock Gained over 5% Last Week

    Southwest Airlines (LUV) shares gained over 5% last week, which helped the stock end the first quarter with a cumulative gain of 11.7%.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Must-know: Delta kept its fuel cost lower than its peers

    Delta’s (DAL) fuel price per gallon of $2.93 in 2Q14 was the lowest among its peers—all of its competitors including American (AAL), United (UAL), Southwest (LUV), and JetBlue (JBLU) had a fuel price per gallon between $3.02 and $3.09.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    What Can Investors Expect from JetBlue in 2Q15?

    JetBlue’s operating income grew to $253 million for 1Q15, representing enormous growth from 1Q14’s $41 million in operating income.

    By Ally Schmidt
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