WestJet Airlines Company Profile (TSE:WJA)

About WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)

WestJet Airlines logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canada-based company, which provides airline service and travel packages. The Company operates WestJet Vacations, which provides air, hotel, car and excursion packages, and WestJet Encore, which is a regional airline that operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft in a network of destinations in Canada and the United States. Its airline offers scheduled service to over 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe with its fleet of over 110 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, over 30 Bombardier Q400 aircraft and over four wide-body Boeing 767-300ERW aircraft. It serves over 180 destinations. Its destinations include the United States; international sun destinations, and new London Gatwick routes. It offers vacation packages to Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort Riviera Maya; The Venetian Resort and Casino and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, and Half Moon, A Rock Resort in Jamaica.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Services
  • Industry: Major Airlines
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: TSE:WJA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.westjet.com/
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: C$3.22 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 117,139,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$26.65
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$24.40
  • 52 Week Range: C$20.52 - C$27.77
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.15
  • P/E Growth: 1.10
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$4.31 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.75
  • Book Value: C$18.18 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.51
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: C$777.09 million
  • Net Margins: 4.58%
  • Return on Equity: 9.19%
  • Return on Assets: 3.10%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 385,108 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 4.68
 

Frequently Asked Questions for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)

What is WestJet Airlines' stock symbol?

WestJet Airlines trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "WJA."

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

WestJet Airlines declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be paid a dividend of 0.14 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. View WestJet Airlines' Dividend History.

How were WestJet Airlines' earnings last quarter?

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 28th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.01. The firm earned $942 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $943.50 million. WestJet Airlines had a net margin of 4.58% and a return on equity of 9.19%. View WestJet Airlines' Earnings History.

When will WestJet Airlines make its next earnings announcement?

WestJet Airlines is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for WestJet Airlines.

Where is WestJet Airlines' stock going? Where will WestJet Airlines' stock price be in 2017?

10 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for WestJet Airlines' shares. Their forecasts range from C$21.00 to C$31.00. On average, they anticipate WestJet Airlines' share price to reach C$26.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WestJet Airlines.

Who are some of WestJet Airlines' key competitors?

Who are WestJet Airlines' key executives?

WestJet Airlines' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Clive J. Beddoe, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Gregg A. Saretsky, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Christopher M. Burley, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Harry P. Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance
  • Craig Maccubbin, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Robert Cummings, Executive Vice President
  • Cameron Kenyon, Executive Vice President - Operations
  • Barbara Elaine Munroe, Executive Vice President - Corporate Services and General Counsel
  • Mark Porter, Executive Vice President, People and Culture
  • Ed Sims, Executive Vice President - Commercial

How do I buy WestJet Airlines stock?

Shares of WestJet Airlines and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

What is WestJet Airlines' stock price today?

One share of WestJet Airlines stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$27.45.


MarketBeat Community Rating for WestJet Airlines (TSE WJA)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  410 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  256 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  666
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: C$26.50
Consensus Price Target History for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Price Target History for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Analysts' Ratings History for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/13/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetC$27.00 -> C$29.50View Rating Details
10/12/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetC$27.50 -> C$28.00View Rating Details
10/12/2017National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$27.00 -> C$29.00View Rating Details
8/2/2017AltaCorp CapitalDowngradeSector Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details
8/2/2017TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetHoldC$29.00 -> C$31.00View Rating Details
8/2/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$25.00 -> C$28.00View Rating Details
8/2/2017ScotiabankBoost Price TargetOutperformC$26.00 -> C$27.50View Rating Details
7/17/2017MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformC$25.00 -> C$24.00View Rating Details
7/13/2017Beacon SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> BuyC$22.50 -> C$28.50View Rating Details
6/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket PerformC$25.00View Rating Details
5/3/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetMarket PerformC$24.00 -> C$23.50View Rating Details
2/8/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetC$22.00 -> C$23.00View Rating Details
11/2/2016CSFBLower Price TargetC$27.00 -> C$21.00View Rating Details
9/29/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralC$23.10 -> C$25.00View Rating Details
5/4/2016Paradigm CapitalDowngradeBuy -> HoldC$23.00 -> C$20.00View Rating Details
4/12/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingUnderperformC$16.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Earnings by Quarter for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Earnings History by Quarter for WestJet Airlines (TSE WJA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017C$1.11N/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q2C$0.48C$0.49C$943.50 millionC$942.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014C$0.28C$0.40C$915.50 millionC$930.34 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014C$0.64C$0.69C$1.04 billionC$1.04 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.60
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.23
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.50$0.52$0.51
Q2 20173$0.23$0.33$0.28
Q3 20172$1.14$1.25$1.20
Q4 20171$0.61$0.61$0.61
Q1 20181$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q2 20181$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q3 20181$1.21$1.21$1.21
Q4 20181$0.71$0.71$0.71
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for WestJet Airlines (TSE WJA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/1/2017Quarterly$0.142.17%9/12/20179/13/20179/29/2017
6/12/2017Quarterly$0.142.44%6/12/20176/30/20176/30/2017
3/13/2017Quarterly$0.142.5%3/13/20173/31/20173/31/2017
12/12/2016Quarterly$0.142.62%12/12/201612/30/201612/30/2016
9/12/2016Quarterly$0.142.35%9/12/20169/30/20169/30/2016
6/13/2016Quarterly$0.142.38%6/13/20166/30/20166/30/2016
3/14/2016Quarterly$0.142.89%3/14/20163/31/20163/31/2016
12/14/2015Quarterly$0.142.81%12/14/201512/31/201512/31/2015
9/14/2015Quarterly$0.142.33%9/14/20159/30/20159/30/2015
5/5/2015Quarterly$0.122.11%6/15/20156/17/20156/30/2015
2/2/2015Quarterly$0.111.91%3/16/20153/18/20153/31/2015
11/4/2014quarterly$0.121.4%12/15/201412/17/201412/31/2014
7/29/2014quarterly$0.121.56%9/15/20149/17/20149/30/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.121.87%6/16/20146/18/20146/30/2014
2/3/2014Quarterly$0.111.89%3/17/20143/19/20143/31/2014
11/4/2013$0.1012/16/201312/18/201312/31/2013
11/5/2013quarterly$0.101.4%12/16/201312/18/201312/31/2013
7/30/2013quarterly$0.109/18/20139/30/2013
5/7/2013quarterly$0.106/12/20136/28/2013
2/6/2013quarterly$0.103/13/20133/28/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/14/2017Robert CummingsInsiderSell300C$25.97C$7,791.00
9/5/2017Gregg Albert SaretskyInsiderSell14,687C$25.99C$381,715.13
8/3/2017Marshall WilmotInsiderSell3,368C$25.33C$85,311.44
6/14/2017Ron A BrennemanDirectorBuy5,000C$22.50C$112,500.00
6/6/2017Ron A BrennemanDirectorBuy5,000C$22.40C$112,000.00
6/2/2017Robert CummingsInsiderSell1,200C$23.13C$27,756.00
5/18/2017Ron A BrennemanDirectorBuy5,000C$21.85C$109,250.00
5/17/2017Ron A BrennemanDirectorBuy5,000C$22.00C$110,000.00
5/12/2017L. Jacques MenardDirectorBuy5,000C$22.68C$113,400.00
5/8/2017L. Jacques MenardDirectorBuy5,000C$22.38C$111,900.00
12/8/2015Edward Stuart BaklorInsiderSell1,000C$20.29C$20,290.00
11/4/2015Robert CummingsInsiderSell1,800C$23.74C$42,732.00
9/15/2015Robert CummingsInsiderSell1,000C$23.87C$23,870.00
6/15/2015Robert CummingsInsiderSell1,200C$26.57C$31,884.00
5/28/2015Gregg Albert SaretskyInsiderSell3,293C$26.48C$87,196.66
3/13/2015Ferio PuglieseInsiderSell20,000C$28.81C$576,228.00
3/12/2015Janice Gaye RennieDirectorBuy1,000C$28.64C$28,640.00
3/9/2015Clive BeddoeInsiderSell17,400C$30.06C$523,044.00
3/6/2015Clive BeddoeInsiderSell29,000C$30.14C$874,060.00
12/10/2014Gregg Albert SaretskyInsiderSell25,000C$34.23C$855,770.00
12/3/2014Vito CulmoneInsiderSell10,000C$34.42C$344,200.00
11/17/2014Clive BeddoeInsiderSell85,200C$31.00C$2,641,200.00
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Latest Headlines for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
Source:
DateHeadline
baystreet.ca logoWhy Canadian Airlines May be the Best Value Play On the TSX Today
www.baystreet.ca - October 18 at 10:43 AM
fool.ca logoThis Training Company Could See its Stock Soar as Demand for Air Travel Rises
www.fool.ca - October 18 at 10:43 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (WJA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 16 at 1:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet launches Montreal-Boston
finance.yahoo.com - October 15 at 8:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Price Target Raised to C$29.50 at CIBC
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 13 at 2:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Bank Financial Raises WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Price Target to C$29.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 12 at 2:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCanaccord Genuity Raises WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Price Target to C$28.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 12 at 2:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 12 at 12:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo/C O R R E C T I O N from Source -- WestJet Airlines Ltd./
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 10:09 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWe're getting fresh!
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 10:09 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet reports record September load factor of 80.4 per cent
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 10:09 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoVancouver getting more island time
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 9:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - WestJet Boeing 737 MAX tour and interview/
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 9:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet unveils Canada's first Boeing 737 MAX
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 9:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMedia Advisory - WestJet Boeing 737 MAX tour and interviews
finance.yahoo.com - October 10 at 8:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet's got a gift for you
finance.yahoo.com - October 6 at 12:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet wraps up cross-country travel trade Expos
finance.yahoo.com - October 6 at 12:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSwitchfly and WestJet Partner on Multi-Source Travel Packaging
finance.yahoo.com - October 6 at 12:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMeet Swoop
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet named APEX Award Five-Star Winner
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDos Màs? Si, Por Favor!
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet breaks ground on new Calgary hangar
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 11:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMEDIA ADVISORY - WestJet to present at the CIBC 16th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 11:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet and Hong Kong Airlines announce code-share
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 11:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for WestJet Airlines Ltd. Boosted by Analyst (WJA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 1:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 10:36 AM
fool.ca logoWhy WestJet Airlines Ltd. Could See Another Strong Quarter Next Month - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 15 at 11:30 AM
fool.ca logoWhy Is WestJet Airlines Ltd. Lagging Behind Air Canada? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 15 at 11:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. : WJA-CA: Dividend Analysis : September 13th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 4:13 PM
nasdaq.com logoTSX Jumps 100 Points -- Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 13 at 11:21 AM
fool.ca logo2 Stocks Near 52-Week Highs That You May Want to Avoid - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 13 at 11:21 AM
rttnews.com logoBay Street Upbeat As Global Mood Brightens -- Canadian Commentary
www.rttnews.com - September 12 at 12:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet reports highest load factor in 21-year history
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 12:15 PM
fool.ca logoAs Interest Increase Again, Here's What to Buy and What to Sell - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 7 at 11:19 AM
reuters.com logoWestJet aims to lure Canadians from US airlines with no-frills carrier - Reuters
www.reuters.com - September 7 at 11:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Insider Sells 14,687 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 8:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoOui, ja, yes to more rewards opportunities!
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMedia Advisory - WestJet to present at the Cowen and Company 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 23 at 12:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to WestJet Airlines Ltd. : August 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 9:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Mile-High City for a low price
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 8:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDaily Coverage on Industrials Stocks, Air Canada, WestJet Airlines, Chorus Aviation, and Exchange Income
finance.yahoo.com - August 14 at 8:27 AM
baystreet.ca logoStocks Hit 52-Week Highs on Earnings Reports - Baystreet.ca
www.baystreet.ca - August 10 at 3:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet named one of Canada's best places to work
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 9:43 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet reports record July load factor of 85.6 per cent
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 9:42 AM
fool.ca logoWhich Airline Is the Better Buy After Q2 Earnings: Air Canada or WestJet Airlines Ltd.? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 9 at 9:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) Issued By Beacon Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 7:46 AM
fool.ca logoWhat Does a ULCC Delay Mean for WestJet Airlines Ltd.?
www.fool.ca - August 5 at 8:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. :WJA-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s Q4 2017 Earnings (WJA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 2:22 PM

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