Contrasting Azul Sa (AZUL) and The Competition

Azul Sa (NYSE: AZUL) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Azul Sa to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Azul Sa and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Azul Sa $1.91 billion -$36.21 million N/A
Azul Sa Competitors $9.94 billion $753.67 million 275.57

Azul Sa’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Azul Sa.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.3% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Azul Sa and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Azul Sa N/A N/A N/A
Azul Sa Competitors 2.67% 11.79% 3.84%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Azul Sa and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Azul Sa 0 0 4 0 3.00
Azul Sa Competitors 336 1166 2332 101 2.56

Azul Sa presently has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.74%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 2.77%. Given Azul Sa’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Azul Sa is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Azul Sa competitors beat Azul Sa on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

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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