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U.S. Airlines Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 02, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-3.1%
  • 3M-13.4%
  • 1Y-14.4%
  • YTD-9.1%

Over the last 7 days, the Airlines industry has dropped 3.1%, driven by declines in Joby Aviation and American Airlines Group of 16% and 6.4%, respectively. However, the industry is down 14% over the past year.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Airlines Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 05 Dec 2021US$72.9bUS$55.7b-US$4,834,832,170.0026.4x
Tue, 02 Nov 2021US$82.1bUS$54.7b-US$4,892,007,170.0030.2x
Thu, 30 Sep 2021US$90.0bUS$42.3b-US$10,445,427,707.0029.9x
Sat, 28 Aug 2021US$86.3bUS$42.4b-US$10,235,193,952.0028.7x
Sun, 04 Jul 2021US$81.6bUS$41.4b-US$10,032,653,782.0025.5x
Wed, 07 Apr 2021US$87.1bUS$28.4b-US$13,934,455,782.0013.8x
Sat, 09 Jan 2021US$62.9bUS$38.2b-US$14,499,403,782.004.1x
Fri, 02 Oct 2020US$48.1bUS$66.6b-US$8,073,066,371.162.4x
Mon, 06 Jul 2020US$63.9bUS$119.3b-US$5,029,416,371.169.7x
Thu, 09 Apr 2020US$57.1bUS$152.0bUS$8.6b7.1x
Wed, 01 Jan 2020US$117.7bUS$157.2bUS$13.3b8.9x
Sat, 05 Oct 2019US$116.3bUS$155.8bUS$13.2b8x
Tue, 09 Jul 2019US$116.4bUS$154.3bUS$12.5b9.1x
Mon, 01 Apr 2019US$110.8bUS$152.3bUS$11.2b9.4x
Thu, 03 Jan 2019US$108.6bUS$150.8bUS$10.9b10x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$108.6bTotal Earnings: US$10.9bTotal Revenue: US$150.8b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are more optimistic on the industry, considering it's trading at a PE ratio of 28.2x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 11.1x. It appears they are confident that earnings will grow faster in the future than they have historically.

Past Earnings Growth: Total earnings for the Airlines industry have declined over the last three years, with the industry now making a loss overall. Revenues have declined 28% per year. This means overall sales are declining and profits are subsequently falling as well.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. Airlines industry?


Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Airlines industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 11.1x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 61%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 345% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Airlines industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 61% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 345% per year.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

SAVE Spirit Airlines4.3%+US$96.5m-16.6%PS0.8x
HA Hawaiian Holdings0.5%+US$5.1m-10.8%PS0.8x
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