easyJet (OTCMKTS:EJTTF) and Deutsche Lufthansa (OTCMKTS:DLAKY) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

easyJet has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deutsche Lufthansa has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares easyJet and Deutsche Lufthansa’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
easyJet $6.40 billion 0.97 $386.55 million N/A N/A
Deutsche Lufthansa $40.19 billion 0.26 $2.67 billion N/A N/A

Deutsche Lufthansa has higher revenue and earnings than easyJet.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for easyJet and Deutsche Lufthansa, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
easyJet 0 1 1 0 2.50
Deutsche Lufthansa 2 1 3 0 2.17

Profitability

This table compares easyJet and Deutsche Lufthansa’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
easyJet N/A N/A N/A
Deutsche Lufthansa 6.59% 25.87% 6.21%

Dividends

Deutsche Lufthansa pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. easyJet does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Deutsche Lufthansa shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Deutsche Lufthansa beats easyJet on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About easyJet

easyJet plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an airline carrier primarily in Europe. As of September 30, 2017, it operated 862 routes and a fleet of 279 aircraft. The company also engages in the trading and leasing of aircrafts; and the provision of graphic design services. easyJet plc was founded in 1995 and is based in Luton, the United Kingdom.

About Deutsche Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG operates as an aviation company in Germany and internationally. It operates through Network Airlines, Point-to-Point Airlines, Logistics, MRO, Catering segments. The Network Airlines segment offers passenger services through a route network of 263 destinations in 86 countries. The Point-to-Point Airlines segment provides passenger services through a route network of 192 destinations in 62 countries. The Logistics segment offers a range of cargo transport services for various cargos, including live animals, valuable cargo, mail, dangerous goods, and temperature-sensitive cargo. This segment serves approximately 300 destinations in approximately 100 countries. The MRO segment provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for civilian commercial aircraft. It serves airlines and aircraft leasing companies, operators of VIP jets, and public-sector clients. The Catering segment offers catering, in-flight sales and in-flight entertainment, in-flight service equipment, and the associated logistics, as well as consulting services and operating airport lounges. The company also provides consulting and IT services for the aviation industry; training courses in simulator training, emergency and service drill, and e-learning; business travel management solutions in the area of payment and analysis of corporate travel; and aviation and transport insurance products, as well as insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management services. As of December 31, 2017, it had a fleet of 728 aircraft. Deutsche Lufthansa AG is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.

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