Republic Airways Holdings (RJET) versus Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. (VLRS) Head-To-Head Comparison

Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET) and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:VLRS) are both small-cap services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Republic Airways Holdings and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Republic Airways Holdings -127.81% -1,049.84% -43.36%
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. -1.07% -2.76% -1.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Republic Airways Holdings and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Republic Airways Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. 0 4 3 0 2.43

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. has a consensus price target of $15.70, suggesting a potential upside of 61.69%. Given Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. is more favorable than Republic Airways Holdings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Republic Airways Holdings and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Republic Airways Holdings N/A N/A N/A ($13.48) -0.10
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. $1.14 billion 0.75 $188.64 million ($0.14) -69.36

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Republic Airways Holdings. Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Republic Airways Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Republic Airways Holdings has a beta of 3.56, meaning that its share price is 256% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. has a beta of -0.06, meaning that its share price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. beats Republic Airways Holdings on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Republic Airways Holdings Company Profile

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company offers scheduled passenger services through its operating air carrier subsidiaries, Shuttle America Corporation (Shuttle) and Republic Airline Inc. (Republic). The Company’s subsidiaries offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,090 flights daily to approximately 120 cities in over 40 states and Canada under scheduled passenger service through its fixed-fee code-share agreements with United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta), and American Airlines Group, Inc. (American). The Company provides its partners with fixed-fee regional airline services, operating as United Express, Delta Connection, or American Eagle, including service out of their hubs and focus cities. It provides approximately 550 flights per day as American Eagle. It provides approximately 250 flights per day as Delta Connection. It provides approximately 300 flights per day as United Express.

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. Company Profile

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV is a Mexico-based company engaged in the airline passenger transportation sector. The Company operates as an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC). Its activities are divided into two geographical regions: Mexico (national operations), as well as the Unites States and Central America (international operations). The Company offers direct, point-to-point flights. The Company serves through secondary, lower cost airports and provides a single class of service. Its fleet includes a number of Airbus aircrafts, such as A319, A320 and A321. The Company operates through Comercializadora Volaris SA de CV, Servicios Corporativos Volaris SA de CV and Servicios Operativos Terrestres Volaris SA de CV, among others.

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