Era Group (NYSE: ERA) is one of 31 public companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Era Group to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Era Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Era Group||$233.70 million||$37.33 million||-14.97|
|Era Group Competitors||$8.56 billion||$1.61 billion||-93.44|
Era Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Era Group. Era Group 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.
This table compares Era Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Era Group Competitors||3.54%||9.92%||3.44%|
Volatility and Risk
Era Group has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Era Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Era Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Era Group Competitors||313||1120||2158||103||2.56|
As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 6.19%. Given Era Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Era Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
86.8% of Era Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.5% of Era Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Era Group rivals beat Era Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared.
Era Group Company Profile
Era Group Inc. is engaged in operating helicopters. The Company’s helicopters transport personnel to, from and between offshore oil and gas production platforms, drilling rigs and other installations. The Company also dry-leases helicopters to third-party helicopter operators and foreign affiliates. The primary users of the Company’s helicopter services are international, integrated and independent oil and gas exploration, development and production companies. In addition to serving the oil and gas industry, it provides air medical services; utility services, including support of firefighting, mining, power line and pipeline survey activities, and Alaska flightseeing tours, among other activities. It owns and operates a range of classes of helicopters, such as Heavy helicopters, Medium helicopters and Light helicopters. Heavy helicopters have twin engines and passenger capacity ranging from 16 to 19. Medium helicopters have twin engines and passenger capacity ranging from 11 to 12.
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