Ryanair Holdings PLC

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RYAAY : NASDAQ : Services
$72.34 -0.38 | -0.52%
Today's Range: 72.19 - 73.24
Avg. Daily Volume: 589,800
08/29/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.25 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 7.53% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1861.541843.42
EBITDA ($mil)477.02440.14
EBIT ($mil)338.46321.68
Net Income ($mil)281.87273.39

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4527.315444.49
Total Assets ($mil)12395.1113445.81
Total Debt ($mil)4348.154827.01
Equity ($mil)4120.124455.69

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin30.8228.41
EBITDA Margin25.6223.87
Operating Margin18.1817.45
Sales Turnover0.60.44
Return on Assets14.396.95
Return on Equity43.320.98
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.381.65
Interest Expense23.1719.3
Interest Coverage14.6116.67

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)250.88265.32
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share16.4216.79
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume587077.0346063.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 7.28 for the Airlines industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.13. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.45 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.99. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and 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 10.83 Peers 7.28   RYAAY 8.75 Peers 4.85

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 10.98 Peers 10.35   RYAAY NM Peers 5.56

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

RYAAY is trading at a premium to 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 4.45 Peers 2.99   RYAAY 95.04 Peers 95.29

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.


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

RYAAY is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

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  Sales Growth
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RYAAY 2.45 Peers 1.03   RYAAY 27.15 Peers 3.54

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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