China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (NYSE:CEA) and Great Lakes Aviation (OTCMKTS:GLUX) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Great Lakes Aviation has a beta of 3.21, suggesting that its share price is 221% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H and Great Lakes Aviation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H 2.58% 4.85% 1.25%
Great Lakes Aviation N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H and Great Lakes Aviation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H $15.17 billion 0.59 $938.61 million $3.26 9.42
Great Lakes Aviation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H has higher revenue and earnings than Great Lakes Aviation.

Dividends

China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Great Lakes Aviation does not pay a dividend. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H pays out 11.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H and Great Lakes Aviation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H 0 2 3 0 2.60
Great Lakes Aviation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H shares are owned by institutional investors. 63.0% of Great Lakes Aviation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H beats Great Lakes Aviation on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H Company Profile

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the civil aviation industry in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers passenger, cargo, mail delivery, ground, cargo handling, tour operations, air catering, and other extended transportation services. It is also involved in flight training; airline maintenance and consultation; import and export, investment, leasing, and consultation; hotel services; travel and air ticketing agency and transportation; the research and development of technology and products in the field of aviation; and e-commerce platform activities. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated a fleet of 637 aircraft, including 627 passenger aircraft and 10 business aircraft. China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China. China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of China Eastern Air Holding Company Limited.

Great Lakes Aviation Company Profile

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., a regional airline company, operates as an independent carrier and code share partner with United Air Lines, Inc. in the United States. The company offers scheduled air service to its hubs under the Great Lakes brand; and carries cargo on its scheduled flights. As of March 20, 2015, it served 28 airports in 9 states with a fleet of 6 Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias and 28 Beechcraft 1900D regional airliners. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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