Azul SA (AZUL) and Virgin America (VA) Financial Comparison
Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) and Azul SA (NASDAQ:AZUL) are both airlines – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
65.6% of Virgin America shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.2% of Virgin America shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Virgin America and Azul SA’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Virgin America and Azul SA, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Virgin America currently has a consensus target price of $57.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Azul SA has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.21%. Given Virgin America’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Virgin America is more favorable than Azul SA.
This table compares Virgin America and Azul SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Virgin America beats Azul SA on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Virgin America
Virgin America Inc. is an airline that provides scheduled air travel in the United States and Mexico. The Company operates in air transportation service segment. The Company operates from Los Angeles and San Francisco with a presence at Dallas Love Field (DAL) to other destinations in North America. The Company provides service to over 20 airports in the United States and Mexico with a fleet of over 60 narrow-body aircraft. It offers three levels of service: First Class, Main Cabin Select and Main Cabin. The Company’s First Class level of service includes eight-seat cabin with an inflight teammate to provide service. Its Main Cabin Select includes approximately 40 inches of pitch for leg room. The Company’s Main Cabin includes approximately 30 inches of pitch and individual Red inflight entertainment system at every seatback. The Company maintains a guest loyalty program called the Elevate frequent flyer program.
About Azul SA
Azul SA is a Brazil-based company engaged in the provision of passenger transportation services. The Company primarily acts as an airline operator under the Azul brand name. The Company provides scheduled flights between numerous cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Manaus, Cuiaba, Fortaleza and Salvador, among others. In addition, its air network comprises international routes to the Unites States, Europe and other Latin American countries. The Company also offers Azul Cargo Express, a scheduled cargo transport service with airport-to-airport and door-to-door delivery. It owns a number of subsidiaries, such as Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras SA and Tudo Azul SA.
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