JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare JetBlue Airways Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

JetBlue Airways Corporation has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JetBlue Airways Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares JetBlue Airways Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
JetBlue Airways Corporation $6.82 billion $1.54 billion 9.66
JetBlue Airways Corporation Competitors $8.56 billion $1.61 billion -87.84

JetBlue Airways Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than JetBlue Airways Corporation. JetBlue Airways Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for JetBlue Airways Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JetBlue Airways Corporation 1 7 5 0 2.31
JetBlue Airways Corporation Competitors 313 1127 2161 104 2.55

JetBlue Airways Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $25.80, suggesting a potential upside of 35.50%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 6.96%. Given JetBlue Airways Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe JetBlue Airways Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares JetBlue Airways Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JetBlue Airways Corporation 9.78% 16.75% 6.99%
JetBlue Airways Corporation Competitors 3.58% 9.88% 3.39%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.5% of JetBlue Airways Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of JetBlue Airways Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

JetBlue Airways Corporation rivals beat JetBlue Airways Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About JetBlue Airways Corporation

JetBlue Airways Corporation is a passenger carrier company. The Company provides air transportation services across the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. Its segments include Domestic, and Caribbean & Latin America. It operates various kinds of aircrafts, including Airbus A321, Airbus A320 and Embraer E190. It also provides premium transcontinental product called Mint. As of December 31, 2016, Mint included 16 fully lie-flat seats, four of which were in suites with a privacy door. The Company also provides Fly-Fi in-flight Internet service across its Airbus fleet. It provides its customers a choice to purchase tickets from three branded fares, which include Blue, Blue Plus and Blue Flex. Each of these fare include different offerings, such as free checked bags, reduced change fees and additional TrueBlue points. As of December 31, 2016, its Airbus A321 aircraft in a single cabin layout had 200 seats and those with Mint premium service had a seating capacity of 159 seats.

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