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$3.01 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 117,139,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$24.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$23.09
  • 52 Week Range: C$20.52 - C$26.36
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 11.51
  • P/E Growth: 1.05
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$4.31 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.70
  • Book Value: C$18.18 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.42
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: C$777.09 million
  • Net Margins: 4.34%
  • Return on Equity: 9.32%
  • Return on Assets: 3.13%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 323,686 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. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a dividend of 0.14 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.18%. 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 28th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The company earned $942 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $943.50 million. WestJet Airlines had a net margin of 4.34% and a return on equity of 9.32%. 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?

12 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for WestJet Airlines' shares. Their forecasts range from C$21.00 to C$31.00. On average, they expect WestJet Airlines' stock price to reach C$25.63 in the next twelve months. 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
  • Mark Porter, Executive Vice President, People and Culture
  • Ferio Pugliese, Executive Vice President; President of WestJet Encore
  • Ed Sims, Executive Vice President - Commercial
  • Barbara Elaine Munroe, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Services

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$25.73.


MarketBeat Community Rating for WestJet Airlines (TSE WJA)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  365 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  231 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  596
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WestJet Airlines 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 WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: C$25.63

Analysts' Ratings History for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
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
8/2/2017National Bank FinancialUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector PerformC$21.50 -> C$27.00View 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
5/3/2017CIBCLower Price TargetC$25.00 -> C$24.00View 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
6/28/2016Canaccord GenuityInitiated CoverageHoldC$21.00View 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 8/17/2015 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
10/30/2017$1.11N/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q2$0.48$0.49$943.50 million$942.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014$0.28$0.40$915.50 million$930.34 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014$0.64$0.69$1.04 billion$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: $2.49
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.02
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.50$0.52$0.51
Q2 20173$0.23$0.33$0.28
Q3 20172$1.09$1.16$1.13
Q4 20171$0.57$0.57$0.57
Q1 20181$0.75$0.75$0.75
Q2 20181$0.47$0.47$0.47
Q3 20181$1.15$1.15$1.15
Q4 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for WestJet Airlines (TSE WJA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/1/2017Quarterly$0.149/12/20179/13/20179/29/2017
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
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)
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DateHeadline
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
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet makes Flex even more flexible
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 10:03 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Bank Financial Comments on WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s FY2017 Earnings (WJA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 10:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarshall Wilmot Sells 3,368 Shares of WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 10:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.16 Per Share, Cormark Forecasts (TSE:WJA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Forecasted to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.09 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.14 (WJA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 12:40 PM
baystreet.ca logoAirlines at 52-Week Highs
www.baystreet.ca - August 2 at 8:48 AM
rttnews.com logoWestJet Customer Data Breached, Exposed Online
www.rttnews.com - August 2 at 8:48 AM
fool.ca logoWhy WestJet Airlines Ltd. Is up Over 3% Today
www.fool.ca - August 2 at 8:48 AM
nasdaq.com logoCanada's WestJet Airlines smashes profit estimates
www.nasdaq.com - August 2 at 8:48 AM
baystreet.ca logoAirlines at 52-Week Highs - Baystreet.ca
www.baystreet.ca - August 2 at 8:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WJA.TO earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-17 2:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:48 AM
nasdaq.com logoWestJet Customer Data Breached, Exposed Online - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 1 at 7:48 AM
nasdaq.com logoWestJet's second-quarter profit rises 32 percent - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 1 at 7:48 AM
prnewswire.com logoWestJet announces normal course issuer bid - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - August 1 at 7:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 29 at 10:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet reports disclosure of guest information
finance.yahoo.com - July 29 at 8:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMedia Advisory - WestJet second quarter analysts' conference call
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 10:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet increases service from Kelowna this winter
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet announces Calgary service to Belize
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMore sun for Southern Ontario this winter
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet announces Edmonton service to Huatulco
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet announces Vancouver service to Huatulco
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 7:32 AM
baystreet.ca logoA Rebound in Airlines Makes This Company An Interesting Play - Baystreet.ca
www.baystreet.ca - July 21 at 8:45 AM
nasdaq.com logoCANADA STOCKS-Futures flat even as oil steadies - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 18 at 9:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Downgraded by Macquarie
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 4:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.23 Per Share, Beacon Securities Forecasts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 7:14 AM
fool.ca logoExpect Oil to Keep Dropping? Invest in Airline Stocks
www.fool.ca - July 14 at 9:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet reports record June load factor of 82.9 per cent
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 9:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDaily Coverage on Industrials Stocks Air Canada, WestJet Airlines, Chorus Aviation, and Exchange Income
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 9:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) Issued By Cormark
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 14 at 9:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) Upgraded to "Buy" by Beacon Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 2:20 PM
baystreet.ca logoBaystreet.ca - Cardinal, Katanga at 52-Week High - Baystreet.ca
www.baystreet.ca - July 12 at 3:33 PM
fool.ca logoWill Air Canada Continue to Soar? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - July 12 at 3:33 PM
nasdaq.com logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as Tahoe plunges, housing data weighs on banks - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 7 at 3:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 11:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestJet Stampede Partnership Lands Bigger than Ever
finance.yahoo.com - July 4 at 8:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for WestJet Airlines Ltd. Issued By National Bank Financial (TSE:WJA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 7:18 AM

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