Head to Head Comparison: Era Group (ERA) versus Its Rivals

Era Group (NYSE: ERA) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Era Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Era Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Era Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Era Group Competitors 300 1046 2150 95 2.57

As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 12.57%. Given Era Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Era Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Era Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Era Group -6.21% -3.10% -1.52%
Era Group Competitors 3.84% 10.71% 3.57%

Volatility & Risk

Era Group has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Era Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Era Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Era Group $233.70 million $37.33 million -16.06
Era Group Competitors $8.60 billion $1.61 billion -87.99

Era Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Era Group. Era Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.8% of Era Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Era Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Era Group rivals beat Era Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About Era Group

Era Group Inc. is engaged in operating helicopters. The Company’s helicopters transport personnel to, from and between offshore oil and gas production platforms, drilling rigs and other installations. The Company also dry-leases helicopters to third-party helicopter operators and foreign affiliates. The primary users of the Company’s helicopter services are international, integrated and independent oil and gas exploration, development and production companies. In addition to serving the oil and gas industry, it provides air medical services; utility services, including support of firefighting, mining, power line and pipeline survey activities, and Alaska flightseeing tours, among other activities. It owns and operates a range of classes of helicopters, such as Heavy helicopters, Medium helicopters and Light helicopters. Heavy helicopters have twin engines and passenger capacity ranging from 16 to 19. Medium helicopters have twin engines and passenger capacity ranging from 11 to 12.

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