Delta Air Lines (DAL) versus ANA (ALNPY) Head-To-Head Contrast

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and ANA (OTCMKTS:ALNPY) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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87.6% of Delta Air Lines shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of ANA shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Delta Air Lines shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Delta Air Lines has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ANA has a beta of 0.12, meaning that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Delta Air Lines and ANA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Delta Air Lines 8.67% 26.27% 6.85%
ANA 7.98% 12.06% 4.74%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Delta Air Lines and ANA’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Delta Air Lines $41.24 billion 0.95 $3.58 billion $4.94 11.16
ANA $16.33 billion 0.84 $919.09 million $0.74 10.54

Delta Air Lines has higher revenue and earnings than ANA. ANA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Delta Air Lines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Delta Air Lines and ANA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Delta Air Lines 0 0 15 0 3.00
ANA 0 1 0 0 2.00

Delta Air Lines currently has a consensus target price of $68.21, indicating a potential upside of 23.71%. Given Delta Air Lines’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Delta Air Lines is more favorable than ANA.

Dividends

Delta Air Lines pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. ANA pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Delta Air Lines pays out 24.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ANA pays out 14.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. ANA has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

Delta Air Lines beats ANA on 15 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Delta Air Lines Company Profile

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and across the world. The Company’s segments include Airline and Refinery. The Company’s route network is centered around a system of hub, international gateway and airports that the Company operates in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York- John F Kennedy International Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Each of these operations includes flights that gather and distribute traffic from markets in the geographic region surrounding the hub or gateway to domestic and international cities and to other hubs or gateways. The Company’s route network includes its international joint ventures, its alliances with other foreign airlines, its membership in SkyTeam and agreements with multiple domestic regional carriers that operate as Delta Connection.

ANA Company Profile

ANA HOLDINGS INC. is a holding company. The Company operates as an aviation company with global operations. Its segments include Air Transportation, Airline Related, Travel Services, Trade and Retail, and Others. The Air Transportation business comprises domestic passenger operations, international passenger operations, and cargo and mail operations. The Airline Related business includes airport ground services, aircraft maintenance, vehicle maintenance, cargo and logistics, in-flight catering and call centers, as well as commission work from airlines outside the group. The Travel Services segment offers a range of travel services, including travel packages, such as ANA Sky Holiday for domestic travel, and ANA Hallo Tour and ANA Wonder Earth for international travel. The Trade and Retail segment is involved in aircraft parts procurement, aircraft import/export, leasing and sales, planning and procurement for in-flight services and merchandise sales and airport retail operations.

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