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Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Competitors

-0.03 (-0.86%)
(As of 06/14/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Spirit Airlines stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Spirit Airlines include Frontier Group (ULCC), Allegiant Travel (ALGT), Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación (VLRS), Hawaiian (HA), Sun Country Airlines (SNCY), Mesa Air Group (MESA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), United Airlines (UAL), and Southwest Airlines (LUV). These companies are all part of the "air transportation, scheduled" industry.

Spirit Airlines vs.

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

Frontier Group has a net margin of -0.67% compared to Spirit Airlines' net margin of -9.21%. Frontier Group's return on equity of 3.62% beat Spirit Airlines' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spirit Airlines-9.21% -34.64% -4.53%
Frontier Group -0.67%3.62%0.38%

Spirit Airlines currently has a consensus price target of $3.57, indicating a potential upside of 3.52%. Frontier Group has a consensus price target of $7.28, indicating a potential upside of 43.06%. Given Frontier Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Frontier Group 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)
Frontier Group
0 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

58.7% of Spirit Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Spirit Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 81.5% of Frontier Group shares are held by company 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.

Frontier Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Spirit Airlines. Frontier Group 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$5.36B0.07-$447.46M-$4.44-0.78
Frontier Group$3.59B0.32-$11M-$0.12-42.58

In the previous week, Frontier Group had 1 more articles in the media than Spirit Airlines. MarketBeat recorded 1 mentions for Frontier Group and 0 mentions for Spirit Airlines. Frontier Group's average media sentiment score of 1.87 beat Spirit Airlines' score of 0.00 indicating that Frontier Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Spirit Airlines Neutral
Frontier Group Very Positive

Frontier Group received 13 more outperform votes than Spirit Airlines when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 41.24% of users gave Frontier Group an outperform vote while only 31.76% of users gave Spirit Airlines an outperform vote.

Spirit AirlinesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Frontier GroupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Spirit Airlines has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Frontier Group has a beta of 2.55, meaning that its stock price is 155% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Frontier Group beats Spirit Airlines on 15 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE 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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SAVE vs. The Competition

MetricSpirit AirlinesAir transportation, scheduled IndustryTransportation SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$379.97M$19.12B$9.64B$17.49B
Dividend YieldN/A2.92%3.95%3.57%
P/E Ratio-0.788.7219.6421.89
Price / Sales0.071.5922.5214.12
Price / CashN/A32.1915.6919.45
Price / Book0.331.981.994.80
Net Income-$447.46M$672.79M$660.29M$978.08M
7 Day Performance-1.00%-3.49%-3.21%0.51%
1 Month Performance-22.72%-10.24%-4.15%-3.82%
1 Year Performance-78.80%-19.50%10.68%7.18%

Spirit Airlines Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Frontier Group
2.9799 of 5 stars
-46.2%$1.19B$3.59B-44.417,235Positive News
Gap Up
Allegiant Travel
4.6031 of 5 stars
-52.2%$973.12M$2.51B16.895,643Short Interest ↑
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación
3.3495 of 5 stars
-52.9%$810.94M$3.30B7.177,198Short Interest ↑
0.3696 of 5 stars
+33.9%$678.20M$2.72B-2.267,362Short Interest ↓
Positive News
Sun Country Airlines
3.3407 of 5 stars
-50.8%$554.51M$1.05B8.642,783Short Interest ↑
Mesa Air Group
0.3988 of 5 stars
N/A-47.6%$51.58M$469.67M-0.302,303Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
Gap Up
Delta Air Lines
4.8739 of 5 stars
+20.7%$32.67B$58.05B6.51100,000Positive News
3.6942 of 5 stars
+9.8%$27.52B$13.44B13.2322,261Positive News
United Airlines
4.8842 of 5 stars
-2.1%$17.40B$53.72B6.5410,300Gap Down
Southwest Airlines
3.017 of 5 stars
-12.5%$17.02B$26.09B45.1474,806Short Interest ↑

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This page (NYSE:SAVE) was last updated on 6/14/2024 by Staff

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