Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ: HA) is one of 31 public companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Hawaiian Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Hawaiian Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hawaiian Holdings 8.88% 44.12% 11.29%
Hawaiian Holdings Competitors 3.54% 9.92% 3.44%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Hawaiian Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hawaiian Holdings 2 5 5 0 2.25
Hawaiian Holdings Competitors 312 1117 2153 103 2.56

Hawaiian Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $51.27, suggesting a potential upside of 24.30%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 7.09%. Given Hawaiian Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hawaiian Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hawaiian Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hawaiian Holdings $2.59 billion $606.10 million 9.64
Hawaiian Holdings Competitors $8.57 billion $1.56 billion -90.88

Hawaiian Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hawaiian Holdings. Hawaiian Holdings 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.

Volatility & Risk

Hawaiian Holdings has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hawaiian Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.4% of Hawaiian Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Hawaiian Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hawaiian Holdings beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Hawaiian Holdings Company Profile

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo amongst the Hawaiian Islands (the Neighbor Island routes), between the Hawaiian Islands and certain cities in the United States (the North America routes), and between the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Asia (the International routes), collectively referred to as its Scheduled Operations. It offers non-stop service to Hawai’i from United States gateway cities. As of December 31, 2016, it also provided approximately 160 daily flights between the Hawaiian Islands. The Company operates various charter flights. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet consisted of 20 Boeing 717-200 aircraft for the Neighbor Island routes, eight Boeing 767-300 aircraft, and 23 Airbus A330-200 aircraft for the North America, International, and charter routes.

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