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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 1.52
ALK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ALK: 1.52 )
ALK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.52

Equity to Asset 0.34
ALK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. ALK: 0.34 )
ALK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.34

0.14
0.46
Interest Coverage 34.36
ALK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. ALK: 34.36 )
ALK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 34.36
Current: 34.36

1.47
34.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.15
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
8.05%
37.07%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.92
ALK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ALK: 17.92 )
ALK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.87   Max: 17.92
Current: 17.92

-5.87
17.92
Net-margin (%) 11.27
ALK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. ALK: 11.27 )
ALK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.33   Max: 11.27
Current: 11.27

-5.33
11.27
ROE (%) 28.32
ALK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. ALK: 28.32 )
ALK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.11   Max: 29.45
Current: 28.32

-16.11
29.45
ROA (%) 9.88
ALK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ALK: 9.88 )
ALK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.07   Max: 10.07
Current: 9.88

-4.07
10.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.50
ALK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.03 vs. ALK: 23.50 )
ALK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.29   Max: 23.49
Current: 23.5

-7.29
23.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
ALK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ALK: 10.10 )
ALK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.1   Max: 11.8
Current: 10.1

-5.1
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.10
ALK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ALK: 24.10 )
ALK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.2   Max: 117.8
Current: 24.1

-40.2
117.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 38.30
ALK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ALK: 38.30 )
ALK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1   Max: 77.8
Current: 38.3

-30.1
77.8
» ALK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ALK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 63,020 sh (+344.84%)
Jim Simons 4,689,301 sh (+1.92%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,595,200 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 131,955 sh (-16.94%)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (-22.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,500 sh (-57.60%)
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Q2 2014

ALK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 871 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 102,099 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

George Soros 576,447 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,000 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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.30
ALK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 57.00 vs. ALK: 14.30 )
ALK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 817.56
Current: 14.3

4.03
817.56
Forward P/E 10.93
ALK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.12 vs. ALK: 10.93 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.30
ALK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
93% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 55.50 vs. ALK: 14.30 )
ALK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 181.75
Current: 14.3

3.99
181.75
P/B 3.90
ALK's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. ALK: 3.90 )
ALK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.28
Current: 3.9

0.42
4.28
P/S 1.60
ALK's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. ALK: 1.60 )
ALK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.6

0.13
1.75
PFCF 26.10
ALK's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALK: 26.10 )
ALK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 28.38
Current: 26.1

1.8
28.38
POCF 8.46
ALK's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. ALK: 8.46 )
ALK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 9.17
Current: 8.46

1.44
9.17
EV-to-EBIT 8.52
ALK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.99 vs. ALK: 8.52 )
ALK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -45.6   Max: 215.3
Current: 8.52

-45.6
215.3
PEG 0.73
ALK's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALK: 0.73 )
ALK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 13.8
Current: 0.73

0.16
13.8
Shiller P/E 25.70
ALK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALK: 25.70 )
ALK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.69   Max: 389.17
Current: 25.7

16.69
389.17
Current Ratio 1.05
ALK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. ALK: 1.05 )
ALK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.05

0.62
1.32
Quick Ratio 1.02
ALK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. ALK: 1.02 )
ALK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.02

0.52
1.32
Days Inventory 12.63
ALK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. ALK: 12.63 )
ALK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 9.26   Max: 23.87
Current: 12.63

9.26
23.87
Days Sales Outstanding 17.61
ALK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 19.93 vs. ALK: 17.61 )
ALK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.19   Max: 22.79
Current: 17.61

10.19
22.79

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.91
ALK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ALK: 0.91 )
ALK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.91

0.26
1.12
Dividend Payout 0.11
ALK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALK: 0.11 )
ALK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.11
Current: 0.11

0.06
0.11
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
ALK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ALK: 0.90 )
ALK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.9

0.26
1.12
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
ALK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. ALK: 2.30 )
ALK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.1   Max: -14.6
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.90
ALK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ALK: 3.90 )
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 3.73
Current: 3.9

0.93
3.73
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
ALK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALK: 1.50 )
ALK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 6.24
Current: 1.5

1.46
6.24
Price/Median PS Value 3.60
ALK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ALK: 3.60 )
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.46
Current: 3.6

0.49
3.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
ALK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALK: 0.80 )
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.8

0.29
0.82
Price/Graham Number 1.60
ALK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ALK: 1.60 )
ALK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.6

0.56
1.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.70
ALK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ALK: 11.70 )
ALK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 24.8
Current: 11.7

0.5
24.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.62
ALK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ALK: 21.62 )
ALK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -53.9   Max: 62.5
Current: 21.62

-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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