Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) & Its Peers Critical Comparison

Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ: AAWW) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “TRANSPORT-AIR” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Atlas Air Worldwide to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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69.7% of shares of all “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Atlas Air Worldwide shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of shares of all “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Air Worldwide 10.36% 8.27% 2.85%
Atlas Air Worldwide Competitors 6.23% 32.36% 5.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Atlas Air Worldwide and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Air Worldwide 0 0 5 0 3.00
Atlas Air Worldwide Competitors 368 1515 2301 166 2.52

Atlas Air Worldwide presently has a consensus price target of $76.60, indicating a potential upside of 29.94%. As a group, “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies have a potential upside of 13.52%. Given Atlas Air Worldwide’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Atlas Air Worldwide is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Atlas Air Worldwide has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Air Worldwide’s peers have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Air Worldwide $2.16 billion $223.47 million 8.88
Atlas Air Worldwide Competitors $13.49 billion $890.16 million 9.91

Atlas Air Worldwide’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Air Worldwide. Atlas Air Worldwide 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.

Summary

Atlas Air Worldwide peers beat Atlas Air Worldwide on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Atlas Air Worldwide Company Profile

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services throughout the world, serving Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America through contractual service arrangements, including those through which it provides aircraft to customers and value-added services, including crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI), as well as those through which it provides crew, maintenance and insurance, but not the aircraft (CMI); cargo and passenger charter services (Charter), and dry leasing aircraft and engines (Dry Leasing). The Company’s segments include ACMI, Charter and Dry Leasing. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated fleet of 747 freighters and provided customers a range of 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger applications. Its subsidiaries include Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Southern Air, Inc. (Southern Air).

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