Azul Sa (NYSE: AZUL) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Azul Sa to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.2% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Azul Sa and its rivals’ 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 2.68% 11.22% 3.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Azul Sa and its rivals, 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 318 1092 2194 96 2.56

Azul Sa currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.91%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 0.91%. Given Azul Sa’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Azul Sa is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Azul Sa and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Azul Sa $1.91 billion -$36.21 million 161.87
Azul Sa Competitors $9.83 billion $754.70 million 288.96

Azul Sa’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Azul Sa. Azul Sa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Azul Sa rivals 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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