Azul Sa (NYSE: AZUL) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Azul Sa to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Azul Sa and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Azul Sa Competitors||317||1091||2193||96||2.56|
Azul Sa presently has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.91%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 3.21%. Given Azul Sa’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Azul Sa is more favorable than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Azul Sa and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Azul Sa||$1.91 billion||-$36.21 million||161.87|
|Azul Sa Competitors||$9.83 billion||$754.70 million||290.18|
Azul Sa’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Azul Sa. Azul Sa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Azul Sa and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Azul Sa Competitors||2.22%||11.09%||3.67%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
79.2% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Azul Sa competitors beat Azul Sa on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
About Azul Sa
Azul SA is a Brazil-based company engaged in the provision of passenger transportation services. The Company primarily acts as an airline operator under the Azul brand name. The Company provides scheduled flights between numerous cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Manaus, Cuiaba, Fortaleza and Salvador, among others. In addition, its air network comprises international routes to the Unites States, Europe and other Latin American countries. The Company also offers Azul Cargo Express, a scheduled cargo transport service with airport-to-airport and door-to-door delivery. It owns a number of subsidiaries, such as Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras SA and Tudo Azul SA.
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