Critical Contrast: easyJet (EJTTF) and The Competition

easyJet (OTCMKTS: EJTTF) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare easyJet to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
easyJet N/A N/A N/A
easyJet Competitors 5.12% 1.25% 5.57%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares easyJet and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
easyJet $7.93 billion $481.58 million 9.49
easyJet Competitors $15.13 billion $926.53 million 5.31

easyJet’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than easyJet. easyJet 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 breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for easyJet and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
easyJet 1 0 1 0 2.00
easyJet Competitors 467 1486 2036 159 2.45

As a group, “Air transportation, scheduled” companies have a potential upside of 23.49%. Given easyJet’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe easyJet has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

easyJet has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, easyJet’s competitors have a beta of 1.23, meaning that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.3% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

easyJet competitors beat easyJet on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

easyJet Company Profile

easyJet plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an airline carrier primarily in Europe. As of September 30, 2018, the company operated 979 routes and a fleet of 315 aircraft. It also engages in the trading and leasing of aircraft; and the provision of graphic design services. easyJet plc was founded in 1995 and is based in Luton, the United Kingdom.

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