NASDAQ:UAL

United Airlines Competitors

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$55.71
Now: $55.87
$57.15
50-Day Range
$50.52
MA: $56.41
$62.45
52-Week Range
$18.18
Now: $55.87
$63.70
Volume10.60 million shs
Average Volume15.92 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.08 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.63

Competitors

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) Vs. LUV, DAL, RYAAY, AAL, ZNH, and ALK

Should you be buying UAL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "air transportation, scheduled" are considered alternatives and competitors to United Airlines, including Southwest Airlines (LUV), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), American Airlines Group (AAL), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), and Alaska Air Group (ALK).

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares United Airlines and Southwest Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
United Airlines-19.85%-54.29%-8.93%
Southwest Airlines-12.94%-22.65%-7.23%

Volatility and Risk

United Airlines has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.9% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Southwest Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of United Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
United Airlines55802.17
Southwest Airlines021702.89

United Airlines presently has a consensus target price of $53.8947, suggesting a potential downside of 3.54%. Southwest Airlines has a consensus target price of $58.95, suggesting a potential downside of 5.51%. Given United Airlines' higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe United Airlines is more favorable than Southwest Airlines.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares United Airlines and Southwest Airlines' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United Airlines$43.26 billion0.42$3.01 billion$12.054.64
Southwest Airlines$22.43 billion1.64$2.30 billion$4.2714.61

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

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares United Airlines and Delta Air Lines' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United Airlines$43.26 billion0.42$3.01 billion$12.054.64
Delta Air Lines$47.01 billion0.63$4.77 billion($10.76)-4.33

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
United Airlines55802.17
Delta Air Lines191002.45

United Airlines presently has a consensus target price of $53.8947, suggesting a potential downside of 3.54%. Delta Air Lines has a consensus target price of $47.8421, suggesting a potential upside of 2.58%. Given Delta Air Lines' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Delta Air Lines is more favorable than United Airlines.

Volatility and Risk

United Airlines has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delta Air Lines has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.9% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of Delta Air Lines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of United Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Delta Air Lines shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares United Airlines and Delta Air Lines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
United Airlines-19.85%-54.29%-8.93%
Delta Air Lines-42.88%-39.69%-5.82%

Summary

Delta Air Lines beats United Airlines on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) and United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ryanair and United Airlines' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ryanair$9.44 billion2.57$721.22 million$4.9721.63
United Airlines$43.26 billion0.42$3.01 billion$12.054.64

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Ryanair and United Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ryanair15902.53
United Airlines55802.17

Ryanair presently has a consensus price target of $120.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.64%. United Airlines has a consensus price target of $53.8947, suggesting a potential downside of 3.54%. Given Ryanair's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ryanair is more favorable than United Airlines.

Risk and Volatility

Ryanair has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Airlines has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.4% of Ryanair shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of United Airlines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Ryanair and United Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ryanair-21.31%-6.78%-2.40%
United Airlines-19.85%-54.29%-8.93%

Summary

United Airlines beats Ryanair on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) and United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Airlines Group and United Airlines' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Airlines Group$45.77 billion0.31$1.69 billion$4.904.50
United Airlines$43.26 billion0.42$3.01 billion$12.054.64

United Airlines has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American Airlines Group. American Airlines Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than United Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for American Airlines Group and United Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Airlines Group87101.56
United Airlines55802.17

American Airlines Group presently has a consensus price target of $15.5714, suggesting a potential downside of 29.32%. United Airlines has a consensus price target of $53.8947, suggesting a potential downside of 3.54%. Given United Airlines' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Airlines is more favorable than American Airlines Group.

Risk and Volatility

American Airlines Group has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Airlines has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.4% of American Airlines Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of American Airlines Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of United Airlines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares American Airlines Group and United Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Airlines Group-25.56%N/A-11.06%
United Airlines-19.85%-54.29%-8.93%

Summary

United Airlines beats American Airlines Group on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) and United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares China Southern Airlines and United Airlines' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
China Southern Airlines$22.33 billion0.40$382.01 million$1.4524.83
United Airlines$43.26 billion0.42$3.01 billion$12.054.64

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for China Southern Airlines and United Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
China Southern Airlines01502.83
United Airlines55802.17

United Airlines has a consensus price target of $53.8947, suggesting a potential downside of 3.54%. Given United Airlines' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Airlines is more favorable than China Southern Airlines.

Risk and Volatility

China Southern Airlines has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Airlines has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of China Southern Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of United Airlines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares China Southern Airlines and United Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
China Southern Airlines-6.01%-9.29%-2.35%
United Airlines-19.85%-54.29%-8.93%

Summary

United Airlines beats China Southern Airlines on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) and United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Alaska Air Group and United Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alaska Air Group-13.96%-19.39%-5.51%
United Airlines-19.85%-54.29%-8.93%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alaska Air Group and United Airlines' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alaska Air Group$8.78 billion0.98$769 million$6.4210.80
United Airlines$43.26 billion0.42$3.01 billion$12.054.64

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

Risk and Volatility

Alaska Air Group has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Airlines has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Alaska Air Group and United Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alaska Air Group011213.00
United Airlines55802.17

Alaska Air Group presently has a consensus price target of $67.7692, suggesting a potential downside of 2.25%. United Airlines has a consensus price target of $53.8947, suggesting a potential downside of 3.54%. Given Alaska Air Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Alaska Air Group is more favorable than United Airlines.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.1% of Alaska Air Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Alaska Air Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of United Airlines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Alaska Air Group beats United Airlines on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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United Airlines Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Southwest Airlines logo
LUV
Southwest Airlines
1.5$62.39-0.9%$36.89 billion$22.43 billion-22.36Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Delta Air Lines logo
DAL
Delta Air Lines
1.4$46.64-0.4%$29.76 billion$47.01 billion-2.39Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Ryanair logo
RYAAY
Ryanair
1.5$107.49-1.9%$24.24 billion$9.44 billion-23.47Analyst Report
American Airlines Group logo
AAL
American Airlines Group
1.2$22.03-0.5%$14.13 billion$45.77 billion-1.59Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
China Southern Airlines logo
ZNH
China Southern Airlines
0.7$36.00-0.5%$8.83 billion$22.33 billion-9.47
Alaska Air Group logo
ALK
Alaska Air Group
1.5$69.33-0.1%$8.62 billion$8.78 billion-12.31Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
Azul logo
AZUL
Azul
1.0$20.31-0.4%$8.52 billion$2.78 billion-1.35
China Eastern Airlines logo
CEA
China Eastern Airlines
1.1$23.21-1.2%$7.60 billion$17.18 billion-5.16
JetBlue Airways logo
JBLU
JetBlue Airways
1.4$20.30-1.9%$6.43 billion$8.09 billion-6.70Analyst Report
Allegiant Travel logo
ALGT
Allegiant Travel
1.4$244.08-2.1%$4.01 billion$1.84 billion-40.48Analyst Report
Increase in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Spirit Airlines logo
SAVE
Spirit Airlines
1.1$36.85-0.8%$3.60 billion$3.83 billion-17.46Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Copa logo
CPA
Copa
0.9$82.05-0.0%$3.46 billion$2.71 billion-8.16News Coverage
SkyWest logo
SKYW
SkyWest
1.6$52.03-1.0%$2.62 billion$2.97 billion23.98Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Down
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación logo
VLRS
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación
1.1$15.57-1.9%$1.68 billion$1.84 billion-9.61Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
EHang logo
EH
EHang
1.0$27.91-3.7%$1.53 billion$17.50 million-174.44Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes logo
GOL
Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes
1.0$8.15-0.5%$1.45 billion$3.37 billion-1.29
Hawaiian logo
HA
Hawaiian
1.0$25.02-0.9%$1.28 billion$2.83 billion-3.84
Mesa Air Group logo
MESA
Mesa Air Group
1.6$12.10-0.1%$430.37 million$545.07 million15.51Decrease in Short Interest
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