LSE:EZJ

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Executive Summary

easyJet plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an airline carrier primarily in Europe.

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Fundamentals

Mediocre balance sheet with limited growth.


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Share Price & News

How has easyJet's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.5%

EZJ

0.2%

GB Airlines

0.08%

GB Market


1 Year Return

8.1%

EZJ

4.2%

GB Airlines

3.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: EZJ exceeded the UK Airlines industry which returned 4.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EZJ exceeded the UK Market which returned 3.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

EZJIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.5%0.2%0.08%
30 Day11.4%12.4%-1.3%
90 Day14.9%15.1%-2.2%
1 Year13.1%8.1%12.3%4.2%9.0%3.5%
3 Year48.3%30.6%66.7%45.1%18.1%3.1%
5 Year2.4%-15.3%48.6%22.2%36.2%5.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is easyJet's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is easyJet undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

25.04x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: EZJ (£12.33) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£6.81)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EZJ is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EZJ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25x) compared to the Airlines industry average (10.4x).

PE vs Market: EZJ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25x) compared to the UK market (16.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: EZJ is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EZJ is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the GB Airlines industry average (1.9x).


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Future Growth

How is easyJet forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?

11.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: EZJ's forecast earnings growth (11.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).

Earnings vs Market: EZJ's earnings (11.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (12.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: EZJ's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: EZJ's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: EZJ's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: EZJ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.3%).


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Past Performance

How has easyJet performed over the past 5 years?

-10.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EZJ's earnings have declined by -10.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: EZJ's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: EZJ had negative earnings growth (-56.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Airlines industry average (-3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: EZJ's Return on Equity (7.7%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: EZJ's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Airlines industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: EZJ's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is easyJet's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EZJ's short term assets (£1.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£2.9B)

Long Term Liabilities: EZJ's short term assets (1.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities (2.0B)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EZJ's debt to equity ratio (34.1%) is considered satisfactory

Reducing Debt: EZJ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 25.8% to 34.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EZJ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (108.4%).

Interest Coverage: EZJ's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.1x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: EZJ has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: EZJ's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.017480x debt).


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Dividend

What is easyJet's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.75%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company4.8%marketbottom25%2.0%markettop25%5.4%industryaverage4.8%forecastin3Years4.3%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: EZJ's dividend (4.75%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.98%).

High Dividend: EZJ's dividend (4.75%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.37%).

Stable Dividend: EZJ has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: EZJ's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (119%), EZJ's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: EZJ's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (50.3% payout ratio).


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Management

What is the CEO of easyJet's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Johan Lundgren (53yo)

1.8yrs

Tenure

UK£1,618,800

Compensation

Mr. Johan Lundgren has been Chief Executive Officer at easyJet plc since December 1, 2017. Mr. Lundgren has been an Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC since December 21, 2007. Mr. Lundgren serves as a Me ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Johan has recently become CEO, making it difficult to compare their total compensation against companies of similar size in the UK market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Johan's compensation with company performance.


Management Age and Tenure

1.4yrs

Average Tenure

55.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: EZJ's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: EZJ's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: EZJ insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUK£12,40807 Aug 19
Andrew Findlay
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
CFO, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director
Shares1,279
Max PriceUK£9.70
BuyUK£99,26423 May 19
Robert John Barton
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Non-Executive Chairman
Shares11,000
Max PriceUK£9.02
BuyUK£40,72523 May 19
Andrew Findlay
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
CFO, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director
Shares4,500
Max PriceUK£9.05
BuyUK£181,32023 May 19
Johan Lundgren
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO & Director
Shares20,000
Max PriceUK£9.07
BuyUK£9,92719 Feb 19
Julie Southern
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares776
Max PriceUK£12.79
BuyUK£147,47822 Nov 18
Andrew Findlay
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
CFO, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director
Shares13,000
Max PriceUK£11.34
SellUK£107,28522 Nov 18
Andrew Findlay
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
CFO, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director
Shares9,500
Max PriceUK£11.29

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Flic Howard-Allen (58yo)

    Chief Communications Officer

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
  • Johan Lundgren (53yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£1.62m
  • Andy Findlay (50yo)

    CFO, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4yrs
    • Compensation: UK£1.18m
  • Ella Bennett

    Group People Director

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
  • Mario Yiannopoulos

    Head of Reward

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Sophie Dekkers

    Head of Scheduling

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Maaike de Bie

    Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Chris Browne (59yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 3yrs
  • Robert Carey

    Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer

    • Tenure: 1.1yrs
  • Lis Blair

    Chief Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs

Board Members

  • Charles Gurassa (63yo)

    Non-Executive Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.1yrs
    • Compensation: UK£100.00k
  • Robert John Barton (75yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 6.4yrs
    • Compensation: UK£300.00k
  • Andy Martin (59yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 8.1yrs
    • Compensation: UK£70.00k
  • Nick Leeder (50yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
  • Moya Greene (65yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: UK£60.00k
  • Johan Lundgren (53yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£1.62m
  • Andreas Bierwirth (48yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: UK£75.00k
  • Julie Southern (60yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: UK£10.00k
  • Anastassia Lauterbach (47yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
  • Andy Findlay (50yo)

    CFO, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4yrs
    • Compensation: UK£1.18m

Company Information

easyJet plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: easyJet plc
  • Ticker: EZJ
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Airlines
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: UK£4.876b
  • Shares outstanding: 395.47m
  • Website: https://www.easyjet.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • easyJet plc
  • Hangar 89
  • London Luton Airport
  • Luton
  • Bedfordshire
  • LU2 9PF
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EJTT.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDNov 2000
EZJLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPNov 2000
EJT1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURNov 2000
EZJLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPNov 2000
ESYJ.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)SPONSORED ADR NEUSUSDMar 2012

Biography

easyJet plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an airline carrier primarily in Europe. As of September 30, 2018, the company operated 979 routes and a fleet of 315 aircraft. It also engages in th ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/23 20:35
End of Day Share Price2019/10/23 00:00
Earnings2019/03/31
Annual Earnings2018/09/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.