Contrasting Republic Airways (RJETQ) & Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion (VLRS)
Republic Airways (OTCMKTS: RJETQ) and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion (NYSE:VLRS) are both small-cap services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
This table compares Republic Airways and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion||-1.07%||-2.76%||-1.27%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Republic Airways and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion||$1.14 billion||0.70||$188.64 million||($0.09)||-101.44|
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion has higher revenue and earnings than Republic Airways. Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Republic Airways, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
Republic Airways has a beta of 3.56, indicating that its share price is 256% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion has a beta of -0.11, indicating that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Republic Airways and Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion||0||3||3||0||2.50|
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion has a consensus target price of $15.70, suggesting a potential upside of 71.96%. Given Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion is more favorable than Republic Airways.
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion beats Republic Airways on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Republic Airways Company Profile
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company offers scheduled passenger services through its operating air carrier subsidiaries, Shuttle America Corporation (Shuttle) and Republic Airline Inc. (Republic). The Company’s subsidiaries offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,090 flights daily to approximately 120 cities in over 40 states and Canada under scheduled passenger service through its fixed-fee code-share agreements with United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta), and American Airlines Group, Inc. (American). The Company provides its partners with fixed-fee regional airline services, operating as United Express, Delta Connection, or American Eagle, including service out of their hubs and focus cities. It provides approximately 550 flights per day as American Eagle. It provides approximately 250 flights per day as Delta Connection. It provides approximately 300 flights per day as United Express.
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion Company Profile
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV is a Mexico-based company engaged in the airline passenger transportation sector. The Company operates as an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC). Its activities are divided into two geographical regions: Mexico (national operations), as well as the Unites States and Central America (international operations). The Company offers direct, point-to-point flights. The Company serves through secondary, lower cost airports and provides a single class of service. Its fleet includes a number of Airbus aircrafts, such as A319, A320 and A321. The Company operates through Comercializadora Volaris SA de CV, Servicios Corporativos Volaris SA de CV and Servicios Operativos Terrestres Volaris SA de CV, among others.
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