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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.94
ALK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. ALK: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ALK' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.81 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.94
Equity to Asset 0.37
ALK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. ALK: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALK' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.37
0.14
0.46
Interest Coverage 162.25
ALK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. ALK: 162.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.56  Med: 4.76 Max: 34.36
Current: 162.25
2.56
34.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.32
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
8.19%
48.25%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.19
ALK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.58 vs. ALK: 23.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALK' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 9.14 Max: 17.92
Current: 23.19
-4.7
17.92
Net-margin (%) 15.15
ALK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. ALK: 15.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALK' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.71  Med: 4.63 Max: 11.27
Current: 15.15
-3.71
11.27
ROE (%) 37.56
ALK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. ALK: 37.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALK' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.11  Med: 18.68 Max: 29.45
Current: 37.56
-16.11
29.45
ROA (%) 13.18
ALK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. ALK: 13.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALK' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.91  Med: 3.86 Max: 10.07
Current: 13.18
-2.91
10.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.65
ALK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. ALK: 28.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.38  Med: 12.28 Max: 24.49
Current: 28.65
-4.38
24.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
ALK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ALK: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALK' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 3.80 Max: 11.8
Current: 10.1
-5.1
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.10
ALK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ALK: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALK' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.2  Med: 15.75 Max: 117.8
Current: 24.1
-40.2
117.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 38.40
ALK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. ALK: 38.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALK' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.6  Med: 34.10 Max: 44.2
Current: 38.4
-29.6
44.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

ALK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Robert Olstein 37,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 4,180 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,589 sh (+19.92%)
Ray Dalio 4,750 sh (+18.75%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,855,600 sh (+9.16%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 248,239 sh (-5.68%)
Jim Simons 6,823,300 sh (-12.65%)
George Soros 60,712 sh (-89.47%)
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Q2 2015

ALK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

David Dreman 3,682 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 40,000 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 68,000 sh (+83.78%)
George Soros 98,983 sh (+63.04%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,859,200 sh (+0.05%)
Lee Ainslie 4,180 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 247,789 sh (-0.18%)
Jim Simons 6,045,200 sh (-11.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,695 sh (-18.56%)
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Q3 2015

ALK Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Hussman 50,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 6,150 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 106,907 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,012 sh (+34.01%)
Diamond Hill Capital 249,000 sh (+0.49%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,863,200 sh (+0.05%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons 5,514,721 sh (-8.78%)
Lee Ainslie 3,300 sh (-21.05%)
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Q4 2015

ALK Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Hussman 100,000 sh (+100.00%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.50
ALK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. ALK: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALK' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.03  Med: 10.75 Max: 201.94
Current: 10.5
4.03
201.94
Forward P/E 8.14
ALK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. ALK: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.40
ALK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. ALK: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALK' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 11.18 Max: 181.75
Current: 10.4
3.99
181.75
P/B 3.39
ALK's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ALK: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALK' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.59
Current: 3.39
0.42
4.59
P/S 1.53
ALK's P/S is ranked lower than
86% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ALK: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALK' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.49 Max: 2.01
Current: 1.53
0.13
2.01
PFCF 15.01
ALK's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.78 vs. ALK: 15.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ALK' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.57  Med: 12.23 Max: 28.37
Current: 15.01
5.57
28.37
POCF 6.18
ALK's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. ALK: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALK' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 3.95 Max: 9.17
Current: 6.18
1.44
9.17
EV-to-EBIT 5.81
ALK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. ALK: 5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -166.9  Med: 6.10 Max: 148.7
Current: 5.81
-166.9
148.7
EV-to-EBITDA 4.69
ALK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
77% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. ALK: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ALK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 4.40 Max: 212.9
Current: 4.69
2.7
212.9
PEG 0.53
ALK's PEG is ranked higher than
64% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ALK: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ALK' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.37 Max: 13.8
Current: 0.53
0.16
13.8
Shiller P/E 34.01
ALK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 20.56 vs. ALK: 34.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALK' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.16  Med: 46.41 Max: 290
Current: 34.01
34.16
290
Current Ratio 0.93
ALK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ALK: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.93
0.56
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.90
ALK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. ALK: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.9
0.46
1.32
Days Inventory 10.04
ALK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. ALK: 10.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.59  Med: 9.79 Max: 24.98
Current: 10.04
3.59
24.98
Days Sales Outstanding 13.37
ALK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.11 vs. ALK: 13.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.19  Med: 11.63 Max: 17.61
Current: 13.37
10.19
17.61
Days Payable 12.94
ALK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
88% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 49.81 vs. ALK: 12.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ALK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.63  Med: 14.65 Max: 33.61
Current: 12.94
10.63
33.61

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.24
ALK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ALK: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ALK' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.24
0.26
1.12
Dividend Payout 0.12
ALK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ALK: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ALK' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.12
0.05
0.18
Forward Dividend Yield 1.70
ALK's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. ALK: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.23
ALK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. ALK: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ALK' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.23
Current: 1.23
0.26
1.23
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.30
ALK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. ALK: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ALK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.6  Med: -0.35 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.3
-14.6
3.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.39
ALK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ALK: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALK' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.26
Current: 3.39
0.55
4.26
Price/Projected FCF 1.16
ALK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ALK: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALK' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.00 Max: 13.84
Current: 1.16
1.21
13.84
Price/Median PS Value 3.12
ALK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ALK: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALK' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.77 Max: 3.84
Current: 3.12
0.33
3.84
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
ALK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ALK: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ALK' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.51 Max: 4.32
Current: 0.5
0.29
4.32
Price/Graham Number 1.27
ALK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ALK: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ALK' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.97 Max: 3.06
Current: 1.27
0.36
3.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 17.20
ALK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ALK: 17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 15.70 Max: 26.4
Current: 17.2
0.7
26.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.80
ALK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. ALK: 24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ALK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.9  Med: 18.30 Max: 59.5
Current: 24.8
-53.9
59.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $5598
EPS $ 6.16
Beta0.92
Short Percentage of Float7.73%
52-Week Range $58.15 - 87.17
Shares Outstanding(Mil)126.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 5,599 5,858 6,314
EPS($) 6.26 7.57 6.98
EPS without NRI($) 6.26 7.57 6.98

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Industry: Airlines » Airlines
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Alaska Air Group Inc is a holding company that was incorporated in Delaware in 1985. The Company provides passenger air service to more than 27 million passengers per year to more than 100 destinations. Alaska Air also provides freight and mail services. Its subsidiary, Horizon Air Industries is a Washington corporation that first began service, was incorporated in 1981 and was acquired by Air Group in 1986. Alaska and Horizon have marketing alliances with other airlines that provide reciprocal frequent flyer mileage credit and redemption privileges and code sharing on certain flights. Airline tickets are distributed through three main channels: Airline websites such as alaskaair.com. The Company is subject to various laws and government regulations concerning environmental matters and employee safety and health in the U.S. and other countries.
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