Mesa Air Group (MESA) & The Competition Head to Head Survey

Mesa Air Group (NASDAQ: MESA) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Mesa Air Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mesa Air Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mesa Air Group $681.59 million $32.82 million 9.67
Mesa Air Group Competitors $13.33 billion $926.21 million 9.14

Mesa Air Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mesa Air Group. Mesa Air Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Mesa Air Group and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mesa Air Group 0 0 4 1 3.20
Mesa Air Group Competitors 429 1388 1944 155 2.47

Mesa Air Group presently has a consensus price target of $17.80, suggesting a potential upside of 49.71%. As a group, “Air transportation, scheduled” companies have a potential upside of 24.58%. Given Mesa Air Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Mesa Air Group is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Mesa Air Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mesa Air Group N/A N/A N/A
Mesa Air Group Competitors 7.25% 47.87% 5.15%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.9% of Mesa Air Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.3% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are held 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.


Mesa Air Group competitors beat Mesa Air Group on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Mesa Air Group Company Profile

Mesa Air Group, Inc. operates as the holding company for Mesa Airlines, Inc., which provides regional air services under capacity purchase agreements with the American Airlines and the United Airlines. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 145 aircraft with approximately 610 daily departures to 110 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Cuba. Mesa Air Group, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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