UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||9313.0||9329.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||28.0||140.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||5152.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||36812.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||12409.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.8||22.76|
|Return on Assets||0.0||1.55|
|Return on Equity||0.0||19.13|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||369.73||362.28|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.0||8.24|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5949579.0||6518852.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.42 for the Airlines industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UAL 24.16||Peers 29.42||UAL NA||Peers 9.02|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
UAL is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|UAL 6.27||Peers 11.82||UAL 0.04||Peers 0.23|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
UAL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
UAL trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|UAL NA||Peers 6.83||UAL 114.61||Peers 42.82|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
Ratio not available.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
UAL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|UAL 0.64||Peers 1.25||UAL 1.62||Peers 15.98|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
UAL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
UAL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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