Ryanair Holdings PLC

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RYAAY : NASDAQ : Services
$70.84 up 1.40 | 2.02%
Today's Range: 70.40 - 71.49
Avg. Daily Volume: 579,300
07/28/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.31 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.47% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)1613.43422.28
EBITDA ($mil)296.66-38.43
EBIT ($mil)157.45-95.97
Net Income ($mil)137.84-90.28

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4937.05151.28
Total Assets ($mil)12777.6413088.34
Total Debt ($mil)4582.24759.98
Equity ($mil)4096.764334.1

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin24.36-1.33
EBITDA Margin18.38-9.1
Operating Margin9.76-22.73
Sales Turnover0.580.46
Return on Assets13.897.11
Return on Equity43.3421.47
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.431.72
Interest Expense24.199.88
Interest Coverage6.51-9.72

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)258.14268.64
Div / share0.02.18
Book value / share15.8716.13
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume550128.0456567.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 7.24 for the Airlines industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.27 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.98. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RYAAY 10.17 Peers 7.24   RYAAY 8.31 Peers 4.71

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

RYAAY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

RYAAY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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RYAAY 9.82 Peers 10.30   RYAAY NM Peers 1.20

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

RYAAY is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Neutral. 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.

RYAAY's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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RYAAY 4.27 Peers 2.98   RYAAY 93.75 Peers 127.41

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

RYAAY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, RYAAY is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate

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  Sales Growth
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RYAAY 2.35 Peers 1.02   RYAAY 22.58 Peers 3.19

Premium. 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.

RYAAY is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

RYAAY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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