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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
GLUX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. GLUX: 0.23 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.48
GLUX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. GLUX: 0.48 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.48

-0.24
0.48
Interest Coverage 1.88
GLUX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. GLUX: 1.88 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.88

0.1
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.77
M-Score: -3.28
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.83
GLUX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. GLUX: 6.83 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.19   Max: 10.73
Current: 6.83

-13.19
10.73
Net-margin (%) 2.11
GLUX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. GLUX: 2.11 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.81   Max: 18.56
Current: 2.11

-21.81
18.56
ROE (%) 7.43
GLUX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. GLUX: 7.43 )
GLUX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6337.69   Max: 118.56
Current: 7.43

-6337.69
118.56
ROA (%) 3.44
GLUX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. GLUX: 3.44 )
GLUX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.64   Max: 19.79
Current: 3.44

-28.64
19.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.59
GLUX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. GLUX: 13.59 )
GLUX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.73   Max: 17.31
Current: 13.59

-9.73
17.31
Revenue Growth (%) 21.70
GLUX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. GLUX: 21.70 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.6   Max: 21.7
Current: 21.7

-29.6
21.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.30
GLUX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. GLUX: 11.30 )
GLUX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.8   Max: 34.9
Current: 11.3

-38.8
34.9
EPS Growth (%) -7.20
GLUX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. GLUX: -7.20 )
GLUX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 393.9
Current: -7.2

-34.8
393.9
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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.20
GLUX's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GLUX: 0.20 )
GLUX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 15
Current: 0.2

0.16
15
P/S 0.06
GLUX's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GLUX: 0.06 )
GLUX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.06

0.03
0.53
PFCF 4.70
GLUX's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. GLUX: 4.70 )
GLUX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 14
Current: 4.7

0.24
14
EV-to-EBIT 8.50
GLUX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. GLUX: 8.50 )
GLUX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 330.7
Current: 8.5

2.8
330.7
Shiller P/E 1.30
GLUX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. GLUX: 1.30 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 54
Current: 1.3

0.62
54

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.20
GLUX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GLUX: 0.20 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 37.5
Current: 0.2

0.19
37.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.10
GLUX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GLUX: 0.10 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.93
Current: 0.1

0.06
2.93
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
GLUX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GLUX: 0.30 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 4.33
Current: 0.3

0.08
4.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.80
GLUX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. GLUX: 11.80 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 36.1
Current: 11.8

0.3
36.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 57.00
GLUX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. GLUX: 57.00 )
GLUX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 16.1   Max: 223.8
Current: 57

16.1
223.8

Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines
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Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. was incorporated in October 25, 1979 as an Iowa Corporation and became a publicly traded Company in January 21, 1994. The Company is a regional airline operating as an independent carrier and as a code share partner with United Air Lines, Inc. and Frontier Airlines, Inc. Great Lakes Airlines currently operates hubs at Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Minneapolis, MN and Phoenix, AZ. The Company provides charter air services to private individuals, Corporations, and athletic teams. It also carries cargo on most of the Company's scheduled flights. The Company services are marketed mainly by means of its internet web site, global distributions systems (travel agencies and travel agent web sites), its reservation call center. It competes for passenger traffic with regional and major air carriers and ground transportation. The Company also competes with other regional air carriers to receive EAS subsidies for providing air service to small communities. The Company's main competitors, serving its same geographic markets with the same type aircraft, and with EAS subsidies, ceased operations. These airlines include Air Midwest, Big Sky Airlines and Skyways Airlines. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended (the 1958 Act), The Company is an air carrier subject to regulation by the DOT, mainly with respect to economic matters. As a commuter air carrier, The Company is licensed under Part 298 of the Economic Regulations of the DOT.

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