Critical Contrast: Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKY) and Its Rivals

Deutsche Lufthansa (OTCMKTS: DLAKY) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “TRANSPORT-AIR” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Deutsche Lufthansa to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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0.2% of Deutsche Lufthansa shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of shares of all “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Deutsche Lufthansa has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deutsche Lufthansa’s rivals have a beta of 1.17, indicating that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Deutsche Lufthansa and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deutsche Lufthansa 5.35% 24.59% 4.94%
Deutsche Lufthansa Competitors 6.26% 32.39% 5.06%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Deutsche Lufthansa and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Deutsche Lufthansa $34.47 billion $1.97 billion 7.24
Deutsche Lufthansa Competitors $13.50 billion $896.19 million 10.02

Deutsche Lufthansa has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Deutsche Lufthansa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Deutsche Lufthansa and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deutsche Lufthansa 1 3 3 0 2.29
Deutsche Lufthansa Competitors 368 1515 2301 166 2.52

As a group, “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies have a potential upside of 13.82%. Given Deutsche Lufthansa’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Deutsche Lufthansa has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Deutsche Lufthansa pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Deutsche Lufthansa pays out 8.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 19.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Deutsche Lufthansa rivals beat Deutsche Lufthansa on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

Deutsche Lufthansa Company Profile

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an aviation company. The Company’s segments include; Logistics; maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO), Catering and Other. Its Passenger Airline Group segment includes the airlines Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings. Lufthansa Cargo is the logistics services provider in the Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa Technik is an independent provider of MRO for civilian commercial aircraft. The portfolio consists of a range of different products and product combinations, from the repair of individual components to consultancy services and the supply of entire fleets. The LSG group is a provider of integrated products and services related to in-flight service. These include catering, in-flight sales and entertainment, in-flight service equipment and the associated logistics, as well as consultancy services and the operation of lounges. The Other segment consists of the service and financial companies.

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