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JetBlue Airways (JBLU) Competitors

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(As of 06/21/2024 ET)


Should you be buying JetBlue Airways stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of JetBlue Airways include Spirit Airlines (SAVE), Mesa Air Group (MESA), Alaska Air Group (ALK), Copa (CPA), SkyWest (SKYW), Allegiant Travel (ALGT), Hawaiian (HA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and United Airlines (UAL). These companies are all part of the "air transportation, scheduled" industry.

JetBlue Airways vs.

Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, media sentiment, risk, institutional ownership, community ranking, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

58.7% of Spirit Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.7% of JetBlue Airways shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Spirit Airlines shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of JetBlue Airways shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

JetBlue Airways received 699 more outperform votes than Spirit Airlines when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.63% of users gave JetBlue Airways an outperform vote while only 31.76% of users gave Spirit Airlines an outperform vote.

Spirit AirlinesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
JetBlue AirwaysOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

In the previous week, JetBlue Airways had 3 more articles in the media than Spirit Airlines. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for JetBlue Airways and 2 mentions for Spirit Airlines. Spirit Airlines' average media sentiment score of 0.78 beat JetBlue Airways' score of 0.72 indicating that JetBlue Airways is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Spirit Airlines
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
JetBlue Airways
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Spirit Airlines currently has a consensus target price of $3.57, suggesting a potential downside of 7.95%. JetBlue Airways has a consensus target price of $5.75, suggesting a potential upside of 0.17%. Given Spirit Airlines' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe JetBlue Airways is more favorable than Spirit Airlines.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spirit Airlines
4 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
JetBlue Airways
4 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

JetBlue Airways has higher revenue and earnings than Spirit Airlines. JetBlue Airways is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Spirit Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Spirit Airlines$5.36B0.08-$447.46M-$4.44-0.87
JetBlue Airways$9.62B0.20-$310M-$2.47-2.32

JetBlue Airways has a net margin of -8.79% compared to JetBlue Airways' net margin of -9.21%. Spirit Airlines' return on equity of -5.72% beat JetBlue Airways' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spirit Airlines-9.21% -34.64% -4.53%
JetBlue Airways -8.79%-5.72%-1.36%

Spirit Airlines has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JetBlue Airways has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.


JetBlue Airways beats Spirit Airlines on 17 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding JBLU and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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JBLU vs. The Competition

MetricJetBlue AirwaysAir transportation, scheduled IndustryTransportation SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.95B$18.02B$9.61B$8.42B
Dividend YieldN/A3.00%4.06%4.09%
P/E Ratio-2.328.6619.2215.24
Price / Sales0.201.5023.4869.36
Price / Cash4.0330.2515.2130.94
Price / Book0.571.982.024.19
Net Income-$310M$672.79M$615.52M$216.41M
7 Day Performance5.32%2.05%2.17%-1.22%
1 Month Performance-0.35%-3.68%-1.06%-3.90%
1 Year Performance-29.14%-21.19%12.14%-0.31%

JetBlue Airways Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Spirit Airlines
0.2452 of 5 stars
-76.8%$406.25M$5.36B-0.8413,167Positive News
Mesa Air Group
0.2372 of 5 stars
N/A-26.9%$64.69M$498.07M-0.382,303Earnings Report
High Trading Volume
Alaska Air Group
4.8447 of 5 stars
4.8688 of 5 stars
-14.8%$3.77B$3.46B6.877,625Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
3.122 of 5 stars
+100.4%$3.28B$2.94B29.3913,121Gap Down
Allegiant Travel
4.6864 of 5 stars
-57.3%$963.46M$2.51B16.725,643Analyst Revision
0.3029 of 5 stars
+28.3%$661.09M$2.72B-2.207,362Options Volume
Delta Air Lines
4.917 of 5 stars
+15.4%$31.99B$58.05B6.37100,000Dividend Increase
News Coverage
Southwest Airlines
2.9966 of 5 stars
United Airlines
4.9081 of 5 stars
-8.8%$16.30B$53.72B6.1310,300Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:JBLU) was last updated on 6/22/2024 by Staff

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