SkyWest Company Profile (NASDAQ:SKYW)

About SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)

SkyWest logoSkyWest, Inc., through its subsidiaries, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest Airlines) and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (ExpressJet), operates regional airline operations in the United States. The Company's segments include SkyWest Airlines, ExpressJet and SkyWest Leasing. The SkyWest Airlines segment provides regional jet service to airports primarily located in the Midwestern and Western United States, as well as Mexico and Canada. The ExpressJet segment provides regional jet service to airports primarily located in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, as well as Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. The SkyWest Leasing segment includes its E175 aircraft ownership business. As of December 31, 2016, the Company offered scheduled passenger service with approximately 3,160 daily departures to destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company's flights are operated as Delta Connection, United Express, American Eagle or Alaska Airlines.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Airlines
  • Sub-Industry: Airlines
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:SKYW
  • CUSIP: 83087910
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.41359 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 51,840,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $41.16
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $36.91
  • 52 Week Range: $28.05 - $47.60
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.42
  • P/E Growth: 1.03
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.13 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.76
  • Book Value: $27.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.66
  • Annual Dividend: $0.32
  • Dividend Yield: 0.7%
  • EBITDA: $618.51 million
  • Net Margins: -4.59%
  • Return on Equity: 11.10%
  • Return on Assets: 3.06%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.72%
  • Current Ratio: 1.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.06%
  • Average Volume: 351,705 shs.
  • Beta: 1.68
  • Short Ratio: 3.21

Frequently Asked Questions for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)

What is SkyWest's stock symbol?

SkyWest trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SKYW."

How often does SkyWest pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for SkyWest?

SkyWest declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 9th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share on Thursday, October 5th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View SkyWest's Dividend History.

How will SkyWest's stock buyback program work?

SkyWest declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, April 7th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 5.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were SkyWest's earnings last quarter?

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.09. The firm earned $809.76 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $790.14 million. SkyWest had a positive return on equity of 11.10% and a negative net margin of 4.59%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.77 earnings per share. View SkyWest's Earnings History.

When will SkyWest make its next earnings announcement?

SkyWest is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for SkyWest.

Where is SkyWest's stock going? Where will SkyWest's stock price be in 2017?

5 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for SkyWest's shares. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $52.00. On average, they expect SkyWest's stock price to reach $43.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for SkyWest.

Who are some of SkyWest's key competitors?

Who are SkyWest's key executives?

SkyWest's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Jerry C. Atkin, Chairman of the Board
  • Russell A. Childs, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Robert J. Simmons, Chief Financial Officer
  • Terry M. Vais, Chief Operating Officer of ExpressJet Airlines, Inc.
  • Michael B. Thompson, Chief Operating Officer
  • Eric J. Woodward, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Wade J. Steel, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, Lead Independent Director
  • W. Steve Albrecht, Independent Director
  • Henry J. Eyring, Independent Director

How do I buy SkyWest stock?

Shares of SkyWest can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is SkyWest's stock price today?

One share of SkyWest stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.70.

MarketBeat Community Rating for SkyWest (NASDAQ SKYW)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  168 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  167 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  335
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about SkyWest and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: $43.50 (4.81% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Price Target History for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Analysts' Ratings History for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/2/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$44.00 -> $52.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$45.00 -> $47.00LowView Rating Details
4/13/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-BuyHighView Rating Details
3/24/2017Imperial CapitalInitiated CoverageIn -> In-Line$38.00LowView Rating Details
12/6/2016Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$25.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$29.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Earnings by Quarter for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Earnings History by Quarter for SkyWest (NASDAQ SKYW)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2017$0.98N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.87$0.95$790.14 million$809.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.52$0.65$745.95 million$765.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.52$0.54$754.18 million$758.02 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.81$0.90$795.89 million$799.78 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.67$0.77$764.04 million$801.34 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.25$0.52$736.25 million$762.07 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.45$0.49$751.86 million$760.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.66$0.71$768.47 million$794.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.26$0.61$763.89 million$780.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115($0.03)$0.18$760.95 million$760.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.13($0.54)$768.46 million$813.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.40$0.79$820.00 million$834.63 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214($0.21)($0.29)$800.20 million$816.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114($0.44)($0.44)$752.93 million$772.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.19$0.17$824.01 million$804.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.46$0.50$871.99 million$850.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.34$0.39$866.86 million$839.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.02$0.06$824.20 million$803.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.19$0.27$819.86 million$810.73 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.31$0.40$964.55 million$865.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.14$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012($0.15)($0.01)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012($0.35)($0.35)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.05$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2011($0.25)($0.21)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2011$0.33$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.03
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q2 20171$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q3 20171$0.95$0.95$0.95
Q4 20171$0.69$0.69$0.69
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Most Recent Dividend:10/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.32
Dividend Yield:0.70%
Payout Ratio:-11.31% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
9.82% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
8.70% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)

Dividend History by Quarter for SkyWest (NASDAQ SKYW)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 89.39%
Insider Trades by Quarter for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Insider Trades by Quarter for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/10/2017Michael B. ThompsonCOOSell4,700$35.32$166,004.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Eric WoodwardInsiderSell6,330$35.24$223,069.20View SEC Filing  
2/15/2017Eric WoodwardInsiderSell8,051$35.60$286,615.60View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016Henry J EyringDirectorSell6,267$11.49$72,007.83View SEC Filing  
8/31/2016Michael B. ThompsonCOOSell7,899$28.50$225,121.50View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Jerry C. AtkinDirectorSell21,050$28.26$594,873.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Jerry C. AtkinDirectorSell550$28.01$15,405.50View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Jerry C. AtkinDirectorSell13,965$28.36$396,047.40View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Wade J. SteelInsiderSell9,292$28.56$265,379.52View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Russell A. ChildsCEOSell21,516$28.79$619,445.64View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Robert J. SimmonsCFOBuy1,000$27.69$27,690.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016Jerry C AtkinDirectorSell13,000$23.85$310,050.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Terry VaisCOOSell9,562$25.00$239,050.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Terry VaisCOOSell8,195$23.87$195,614.65View SEC Filing  
11/27/2015Terry VaisinsiderSell7,000$21.00$147,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Eric WoodwardCAOSell8,400$19.65$165,060.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Eric WoodwardCAOSell13,589$19.90$270,421.10View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Wade J. SteelEVPSell4,674$19.75$92,311.50View SEC Filing  
11/6/2015Russell A. ChildsinsiderSell31,024$20.00$620,480.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Jerry C. AtkinCEOSell89,000$19.36$1,723,040.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Wade J SteelEVPSell1,253$19.29$24,170.37View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Russell A. ChildsinsiderSell20,000$19.30$386,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Michael B ThompsonCOOSell1,700$15.25$25,925.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Wade J SteelEVPSell7,137$15.39$109,838.43View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Wade J SteelEVPSell1,817$13.72$24,929.24View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Alexandria Panot MarrenInsiderBuy10,000$11.82$118,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014Alexandria Panot MarrenInsiderBuy12,000$11.82$141,840.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013Keith SmithDirectorBuy10,000$15.09$150,900.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Jerry C AtkinCEOSell44,648$14.50$647,396.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Jerry C AtkinCEOSell7,400$14.52$107,448.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Jerry C AtkinCEOSell80,000$14.35$1,148,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Jerry C AtkinCEOSell80,000$14.37$1,149,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2012Jerry C AtkinCEOSell55,240$11.52$636,364.80View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Henry J EyringDirectorSell6,267$11.49$72,007.83View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
Latest Headlines for SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW)
DateHeadline logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.98 Per Share - October 16 at 6:22 AM logoJetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) and SkyWest (SKYW) Head to Head Review - October 13 at 4:28 AM logoComparing Spirit Airlines (SAVE) & SkyWest (SKYW) - October 12 at 6:12 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - October 11 at 12:16 PM logoReviewing SkyWest (SKYW) and Its Peers - October 7 at 12:18 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined September 2017 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ... - October 6 at 10:52 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results Call Date - October 6 at 10:52 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined September 2017 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines - October 6 at 10:51 AM logoHawaiian Holdings Arm Unveils Robust September Traffic Data - October 6 at 10:51 AM logoRecent DAL News - October 3 at 12:35 PM logoEmbraer (ERJ) Secures Order for 20 E175 Jets From SkyWest - October 3 at 12:34 PM logoCowen and Company Raises SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Price Target to $52.00 - October 2 at 11:24 AM logoSkyWest Announces Order Of 20 New Aircraft - Quick Facts - October 2 at 9:30 AM logoEmbraer Announces Firm Order for 20 E-Jets from SkyWest - October 2 at 9:30 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. Announces Additional Order Of 20 New Aircraft, New Flying Agreements - October 2 at 9:30 AM logoBRIEF-Skywest announces additional order of 20 new aircraft - October 2 at 9:30 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - September 30 at 10:38 PM logoContrasting SkyWest (SKYW) & Its Peers - September 30 at 10:22 PM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 28, 2017 - Nasdaq - September 29 at 5:54 AM logo$816.83 Million in Sales Expected for SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) This Quarter - September 29 at 5:52 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Expected to Post FY2017 Earnings of $3.25 Per Share - September 20 at 7:40 AM logoSkyWest (SKYW) and US Airways Group (LCC) Critical Review - September 18 at 2:30 PM logoContrasting JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) & SkyWest (SKYW) - September 17 at 10:16 AM logoStocks Generating Improved Relative Strength: SkyWest - September 14 at 10:14 AM logoJetBlue's (JBLU) August Load Factor Declines, Stock Falls - September 14 at 10:14 AM logoGOL Linhas Reports Rise in August Traffic & Load Factor - September 14 at 10:14 AM logoFinancial Comparison: SkyWest (SKYW) and Azul SA (AZUL) - September 14 at 12:26 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined August 2017 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines - September 13 at 9:14 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined August 2017 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines - September 13 at 9:14 AM logoAmerican Airlines August Traffic Rises, Q3 View Bearish - September 13 at 9:14 AM logoAmerican Airlines August Traffic Rises, Q3 View Bearish - September 13 at 9:14 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Will Post Earnings of $0.98 Per Share - September 8 at 10:26 PM logoHawaiian Holdings Arm Posts Impressive August Traffic Data - September 8 at 8:25 AM logoEmbraer Secures Its 2018 Production With a Big E175 Order - September 8 at 7:29 AM logoSkyWest Announces Order Of 25 New Aircraft, New Flying Deals - September 7 at 9:04 AM logoDelta Air Lines (DAL) to Initiate Indianapolis-Paris Service - September 7 at 9:03 AM logoBRIEF-SkyWest Inc orders 25 new aircraft and new flying agreements - September 6 at 8:19 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. Announces Order of 25 New Aircraft, New Flying Agreements - September 6 at 8:19 AM logoBrazil's Embraer gets $1.1 bln firm order from SkyWest - September 6 at 8:19 AM logoEMBRAER S.A.: Embraer Announces Firm Order for 25 E-Jets - September 6 at 8:18 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - September 5 at 10:40 PM logoAlaska Air Group Arm-Singapore Airlines Deal to Aid Flyers - August 31 at 10:07 AM logoETFs with exposure to Sky West, Inc. : August 25, 2017 - August 25 at 9:16 PM logoSkyWest, Inc. Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences - August 24 at 12:52 PM logoJetBlue to Expand in New York & Boston With Syracuse Service - August 23 at 11:37 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about SkyWest Inc. - August 18 at 7:15 AM logoSky West, Inc. :SKYW-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 16, 2017 - August 17 at 7:38 AM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - August 11 at 11:16 PM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Price Target Raised to $44.00 - August 10 at 2:16 PM logoSkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.08 - August 9 at 11:06 AM



SkyWest (SKYW) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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