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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt N/A
NYSE:UAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NYSE:UAL: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:UAL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.46 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity to Asset 0.20
NYSE:UAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. NYSE:UAL: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:UAL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.32  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.2
-1.32
0.25
Interest Coverage 8.33
NYSE:UAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. NYSE:UAL: 8.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:UAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.66 Max: 9999.99
Current: 8.33
0.05
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.54
M-Score: -2.28
WACC vs ROIC
8.77%
94.65%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.64
NYSE:UAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NYSE:UAL: 13.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.98  Med: 3.26 Max: 6.1
Current: 13.64
-21.98
6.1
Net-margin (%) 19.39
NYSE:UAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. NYSE:UAL: 19.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.72  Med: 1.49 Max: 118.28
Current: 19.39
-26.72
118.28
ROE (%) 200.68
NYSE:UAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. NYSE:UAL: 200.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11125.77  Med: 25.31 Max: 47.55
Current: 200.68
-11125.77
47.55
ROA (%) 22.50
NYSE:UAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NYSE:UAL: 22.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.7  Med: 1.53 Max: 102.33
Current: 22.5
-24.7
102.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.37
NYSE:UAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.69 vs. NYSE:UAL: 29.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.82  Med: 7.74 Max: 191.64
Current: 29.37
-44.82
191.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
NYSE:UAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NYSE:UAL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -2.20 Max: 108.6
Current: -100
-100
108.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
NYSE:UAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NYSE:UAL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -17.20 Max: 83.9
Current: -100
-100
83.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
NYSE:UAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. NYSE:UAL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -23.90 Max: 50.4
Current: -100
-100
50.4
» NYSE:UAL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

UAL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Heebner 1,010,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 42,887 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 4,000 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 390,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 658,100 sh (New)
George Soros 1,339,604 sh (+170.89%)
Leon Cooperman 2,948,874 sh (+12.26%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,812,329 sh (+1.49%)
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
David Tepper 4,919,067 sh (-0.76%)
Steven Cohen 170,100 sh (-4.92%)
Pioneer Investments 1,730,444 sh (-19.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,207 sh (-37.60%)
Jim Simons 257,363 sh (-71.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,200 sh (-96.10%)
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Q1 2015

UAL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Lee Ainslie 4,010 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 1,015,000 sh (+160.26%)
Jim Simons 665,663 sh (+158.65%)
Steven Cohen 280,700 sh (+65.02%)
George Soros 2,088,268 sh (+55.89%)
Ray Dalio 4,600 sh (+15.00%)
Pioneer Investments 1,927,598 sh (+11.39%)
Caxton Associates 730,700 sh (+11.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,890,871 sh (+5.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,962,399 sh (+0.80%)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 28,057 sh (-0.53%)
Leon Cooperman 2,835,228 sh (-3.85%)
David Tepper 3,968,469 sh (-19.32%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,300 sh (-21.43%)
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Q2 2015

UAL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Sarah Ketterer 1,889,402 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 45,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 190,901 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 767,100 sh (+173.28%)
Ray Dalio 6,300 sh (+36.96%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,507 sh (+36.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,767 sh (+27.48%)
Lee Ainslie 4,820 sh (+20.20%)
PRIMECAP Management 20,378,085 sh (+2.45%)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,810,028 sh (-0.89%)
Jim Simons 647,600 sh (-2.71%)
Pioneer Investments 1,671,257 sh (-13.30%)
George Soros 1,302,512 sh (-37.63%)
David Tepper 1,516,876 sh (-61.78%)
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Q3 2015

UAL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

David Dreman 14,536 sh (New)
John Burbank 25,000 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 1,444,500 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 17,750 sh (+268.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 542,849 sh (+184.36%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,494,543 sh (+32.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,636 sh (+2.86%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,785,428 sh (-0.88%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,488,650 sh (-4.36%)
Jim Simons 578,300 sh (-10.70%)
Pioneer Investments 1,424,170 sh (-14.78%)
David Tepper 471,243 sh (-68.93%)
Steven Cohen 123,400 sh (-83.91%)
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Top Ranked Articles about United Continental Holdings Inc

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 2.70
UAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.06 vs. UAL: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UAL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 15.93 Max: 109.25
Current: 2.7
0.21
109.25
Forward P/E 5.49
UAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. UAL: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 2.70
UAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
95% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. UAL: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UAL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 17.06 Max: 102.85
Current: 2.7
0.21
102.85
P/B 2.04
UAL's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. UAL: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UAL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 3.89 Max: 124.11
Current: 2.04
0.44
124.11
P/S 0.47
UAL's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. UAL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UAL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.47
0.02
0.72
PFCF 8.41
UAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. UAL: 8.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UAL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 4.43 Max: 78.5
Current: 8.41
1.92
78.5
POCF 3.73
UAL's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. UAL: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UAL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 3.45 Max: 12.26
Current: 3.73
0.82
12.26
EV-to-EBIT 4.40
UAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. UAL: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.5  Med: 8.70 Max: 236
Current: 4.4
-88.5
236
EV-to-EBITDA 3.04
UAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
86% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. UAL: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.1  Med: 5.10 Max: 11.3
Current: 3.04
-23.1
11.3
Shiller P/E 14.88
UAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. UAL: 14.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UAL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.76  Med: 17.87 Max: 266.05
Current: 14.88
13.76
266.05
Days Inventory 12.79
UAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. UAL: 12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UAL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 13.31 Max: 110.47
Current: 12.79
7.03
110.47
Days Sales Outstanding 14.58
UAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.11 vs. UAL: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UAL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.75  Med: 14.33 Max: 25.24
Current: 14.58
10.75
25.24
Days Payable 47.59
UAL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 53.64 vs. UAL: 47.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
UAL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.32  Med: 43.73 Max: 358.55
Current: 47.59
24.32
358.55

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.22
UAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. UAL: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UAL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.64 Max: 5.53
Current: 1.22
0.74
5.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.93
UAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. UAL: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UAL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.93
0.29
2.75
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.49
UAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. UAL: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
UAL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 22.70
UAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. UAL: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 9.30 Max: 214
Current: 22.7
0.4
214
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.33
UAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. UAL: 9.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UAL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.9  Med: 6.25 Max: 104.6
Current: 9.33
-44.9
104.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $37864
EPS $ 17.36
Beta1.06
Short Percentage of Float2.94%
52-Week Range $42.17 - 71.38
Shares Outstanding(Mil)372.81

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 38,273 38,317 39,065
EPS($) 10.43 8.75 8.67
EPS without NRI($) 10.43 8.75 8.67

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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines
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Traded in other countries:UAL1.Germany, UAL.Mexico,
United Continental Holdings Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on December 30, 1968. The Company is a holding company and its principal, wholly-owned subsidiary is United Airlines, Inc. The Company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with at least 118 seats, and its regional operations. With global air rights in the United States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, it has a comprehensive global route network. The Company, through United and its regional carriers, operates an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents from the Company's hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport ,Denver International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport Hopkins International Airport ("Cleveland"), Los Angeles International Airport, A.B. Won Pat International Airport San Francisco International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport The Company's domestic hubs are located in large business and population centers, contributing to a large amount of "origin and destination" traffic. The hub and spoke system allows it to transport passengers between a numbers of destinations with substantially more frequent service than if each route were served directly. The hub system also allows it to add service to a new destination from a large number of cities using only one or a limited number of aircraft. The Company competes not only with U.S. airlines, but also with foreign carriers.
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