Allegiant Air (NASDAQ: ALGT) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Allegiant Air to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Allegiant Air and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Allegiant Air Competitors||315||1139||1720||143||2.51|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.4% of Allegiant Air shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.5% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.0% of Allegiant Air shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Allegiant Air and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allegiant Air||$1.50 billion||$194.90 million||15.45|
|Allegiant Air Competitors||$15.00 billion||$1.00 billion||9.86|
Allegiant Air’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Allegiant Air. Allegiant Air is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Allegiant Air and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Allegiant Air Competitors||8.44%||24.19%||5.96%|
Allegiant Air pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Allegiant Air pays out 29.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Air transportation, scheduled” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 20.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Allegiant Air has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allegiant Air’s peers have a beta of 1.16, suggesting that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Allegiant Air peers beat Allegiant Air on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Allegiant Air
Allegiant Travel Company, a leisure travel company, focuses on the provision of travel services and products to residents of under-served cities in the United States. The company offers scheduled air transportation on limited frequency nonstop flights between under-served cities and leisure destinations. As of February 2, 2018, it operated a fleet of 37 MD-80 aircraft and 53 Airbus A320 series aircraft provided services on 396 routes to 119 cities. The company also provides air-related services and products in conjunction with air transportation, including convenience fees, baggage fees, advance seat assignments, travel protection products, change fees, priority boarding, food and beverage purchases on board, and other air-related services, as well as use of its call center for purchases. In addition, it offers third party travel products, such as hotel rooms, ground transportation, and attractions; and air transportation services through fixed fee agreements and charter service on a year-round and ad-hoc basis. Further, the company offers leases spare engines to a third party; and offers management solutions to golf courses. Allegiant Travel Company was founded in 1997 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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