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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 1.71
ALK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ALK: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ALK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.80 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.71
Equity to Asset 0.34
ALK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. ALK: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.34
0.13
0.46
Interest Coverage 34.36
ALK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. ALK: 34.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.47  Med: 4.76 Max: 34.36
Current: 34.36
1.47
34.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.07
M-Score: -3.22
WACC vs ROIC
9.05%
40.57%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.56
ALK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. ALK: 19.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.87  Med: 5.60 Max: 17.92
Current: 19.56
-5.87
17.92
Net-margin (%) 12.19
ALK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. ALK: 12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.33  Med: 2.97 Max: 11.27
Current: 12.19
-5.33
11.27
ROE (%) 30.51
ALK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. ALK: 30.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.11  Med: 15.60 Max: 29.45
Current: 30.51
-16.11
29.45
ROA (%) 10.58
ALK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. ALK: 10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.07  Med: 2.90 Max: 10.07
Current: 10.58
-4.07
10.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.79
ALK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. ALK: 25.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.38  Med: 9.80 Max: 24.49
Current: 25.79
-4.38
24.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
ALK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ALK: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.1  Med: 3.50 Max: 11.8
Current: 10.1
-5.1
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.10
ALK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. ALK: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.2  Med: 15.50 Max: 117.8
Current: 24.1
-40.2
117.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 38.30
ALK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. ALK: 38.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1  Med: 37.80 Max: 77.8
Current: 38.3
-30.1
77.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ALK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 102,099 sh (New)
David Dreman 871 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,383 sh (+108.51%)
Diamond Hill Capital 132,173 sh (+0.17%)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 3,587,500 sh (-0.21%)
Jim Simons 4,655,000 sh (-0.73%)
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Q3 2014

ALK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 18,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 728,926 sh (+256.97%)
David Dreman 2,028 sh (+16.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,511 sh (+9.30%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,175,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 262,560 sh (-0.68%)
Jim Simons 8,948,200 sh (-3.89%)
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Q4 2014

ALK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (New)
George Soros 576,447 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 7,196,526 sh (+0.30%)
Diamond Hill Capital 263,185 sh (+0.24%)
Jim Simons 7,811,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 7,811,600 sh (-12.70%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,000 sh (-36.62%)
Ray Dalio 4,000 sh (-78.14%)
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Q1 2015

ALK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Lee Ainslie 4,180 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 37,000 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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.33
ALK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. ALK: 13.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.03  Med: 10.65 Max: 817.56
Current: 13.33
4.03
817.56
Forward P/E 11.01
ALK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. ALK: 11.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.30
ALK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. ALK: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 10.97 Max: 181.75
Current: 13.3
3.99
181.75
P/B 3.96
ALK's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ALK: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.68 Max: 4.28
Current: 3.96
0.42
4.28
P/S 1.62
ALK's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ALK: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.46 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.62
0.13
1.75
PFCF 14.42
ALK's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. ALK: 14.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ALK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 8.68 Max: 28.37
Current: 14.42
1.8
28.37
POCF 6.74
ALK's POCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. ALK: 6.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 3.78 Max: 9.17
Current: 6.74
1.44
9.17
EV-to-EBIT 7.22
ALK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.17 vs. ALK: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -43.3  Med: 6.50 Max: 215.3
Current: 7.22
-43.3
215.3
PEG 0.68
ALK's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ALK: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ALK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.35 Max: 13.8
Current: 0.68
0.16
13.8
Shiller P/E 24.22
ALK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.15 vs. ALK: 24.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.69  Med: 26.27 Max: 389.17
Current: 24.22
16.69
389.17
Current Ratio 0.94
ALK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ALK: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.94
0.56
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.92
ALK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. ALK: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.92
0.46
1.32
Days Inventory 13.10
ALK's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.21 vs. ALK: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 9.26  Med: 16.19 Max: 23.87
Current: 13.1
9.26
23.87
Days Sales Outstanding 12.60
ALK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 19.03 vs. ALK: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.19  Med: 14.21 Max: 22.79
Current: 12.6
10.19
22.79

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.00
ALK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ALK: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ALK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.12
Current: 1
0.26
1.12
Dividend Payout 0.12
ALK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. ALK: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ALK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.12
0.05
0.18
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
ALK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ALK: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ALK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.12
Current: 1
0.26
1.12
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
ALK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. ALK: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ALK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.1  Med: -0.40 Max: -14.6
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.94
ALK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. ALK: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.46 Max: 4.01
Current: 3.94
0.55
4.01
Price/Projected FCF 1.19
ALK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ALK: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 1.84 Max: 6.24
Current: 1.19
1.21
6.24
Price/Median PS Value 3.53
ALK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ALK: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.82 Max: 3.67
Current: 3.53
0.36
3.67
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.72
ALK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. ALK: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.51 Max: 6.84
Current: 0.72
0.29
6.84
Price/Graham Number 1.50
ALK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
56% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ALK: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.98
Current: 1.5
0.34
2.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.84
ALK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ALK: 13.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 14.30 Max: 24.8
Current: 13.84
0.5
24.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.08
ALK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 14.11 vs. ALK: 23.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ALK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -53.9  Med: 5.60 Max: 62.5
Current: 23.08
-53.9
62.5

Business Description

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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