Air France KLM (OTCMKTS: AFLYY) and Swire Pacific (OTCMKTS:SWRAY) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
Swire Pacific pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Air France KLM does not pay a dividend.
Air France KLM has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swire Pacific has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Air France KLM and Swire Pacific, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Air France KLM||1||3||1||0||2.00|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
3.8% of Air France KLM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Swire Pacific shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Air France KLM and Swire Pacific’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Air France KLM||-1.13%||41.33%||3.75%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Air France KLM and Swire Pacific’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Air France KLM||$30.37 billion||0.17||-$322.69 million||N/A||N/A|
|Swire Pacific||$8.04 billion||1.19||$1.24 billion||N/A||N/A|
Swire Pacific has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Air France KLM.
Air France KLM Company Profile
Air France KLM-SA is an airline company. The Company is engaged in passenger transportation. Its activities also include cargo, aeronautics maintenance and other air-transport-related activities, including catering. The Company’s two sub-groups Air France and KLM have a flyer program, Flying Blue, which enables members to acquire miles as they fly with airline partners or from transactions with non-airline partners. Its activities include Passenger transport, Cargo transport, Maintenance and Other activities. The Company’s network is organized around the hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. With these two hubs, the Company links Europe to the rest of the world, with approximately 320 destinations in over 115 countries. Transavia, the Company’s subsidiary, has operations in the Netherlands and France directed at medium-haul leisure customers, as well as through its charter flights and tour operators.
Swire Pacific Company Profile
Swire Pacific Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in investment of property, manufacturing and sale of beverage and the operation of airlines. Along with subsidiaries, it operates its business through five segments. The Property segment is engaged in the property investment, hotel investment and property trading. The property investment portfolio in Hong Kong comprises office and retail premises, serviced apartments and other luxury residential accommodation in prime locations. The Beverages segment is engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of products of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). The products include sparkling and water, among others. The Aviation segment provides passenger services and cargo services through the operation of airlines. The Trading and Industrial segment is engaged in the retail business and the sale of automobiles. The Marine Services segment provides support services for offshore energy industry.
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