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

Profitability

This table compares Azul Sa and its peers’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Azul Sa and its peers 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 288.34

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

Insider and Institutional 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Azul Sa and its peers, as reported 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 320 1092 2194 96 2.56

Azul Sa currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 35.91%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 0.94%. Given Azul Sa’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Azul Sa is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

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

Azul Sa Company Profile

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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