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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 0.47
NYSE:UAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NYSE:UAL: 0.47 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.47

Equity to Asset 0.09
NYSE:UAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NYSE:UAL: 0.09 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.32   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.09

-1.32
0.28
Interest Coverage 1.70
NYSE:UAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NYSE:UAL: 1.70 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 4.4
Current: 1.7

0.05
4.4
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.01
M-Score: -2.61
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.26
NYSE:UAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. NYSE:UAL: 3.26 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -23.37   Max: 8.42
Current: 3.26

-23.37
8.42
Net-margin (%) 1.49
NYSE:UAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NYSE:UAL: 1.49 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -121.85   Max: 118.28
Current: 1.49

-121.85
118.28
ROE (%) 19.14
NYSE:UAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. NYSE:UAL: 19.14 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -150.31   Max: 1064.99
Current: 19.14

-150.31
1064.99
ROA (%) 1.55
NYSE:UAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NYSE:UAL: 1.55 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -109.48   Max: 90.17
Current: 1.55

-109.48
90.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.92
NYSE:UAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. NYSE:UAL: 6.92 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -43.04   Max: 11.94
Current: 6.92

-43.04
11.94
Revenue Growth (%) 2.30
NYSE:UAL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NYSE:UAL: 2.30 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.5   Max: 105.2
Current: 2.3

-54.5
105.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -3.40
NYSE:UAL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. NYSE:UAL: -3.40 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.6   Max: 84.2
Current: -3.4

-70.6
84.2
EPS Growth (%) 13.40
NYSE:UAL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -16.50 vs. NYSE:UAL: 13.40 )
NYSE:UAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -83.6   Max: 50.4
Current: 13.4

-83.6
50.4
» NYSE:UAL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UAL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 9,100 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,284,466 sh (+55.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,776,795 sh (+29.98%)
Steven Cohen 54,378 sh (+13.23%)
David Tepper 8,523,821 sh (+10.25%)
Brian Rogers 7,500,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 181,589 sh (-8.8%)
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Q4 2013

UAL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 125,363 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 1,520,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,177,700 sh (New)
George Soros 721,594 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 36,400 sh (+300%)
Jeremy Grantham 260,934 sh (+43.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,876,750 sh (+1.02%)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,500,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,273,138 sh (-0.88%)
David Tepper 6,047,365 sh (-29.05%)
Steven Cohen 7,638 sh (-85.95%)
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Q1 2014

UAL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Caxton Associates 110,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,093 sh (New)
Whitney Tilson 16,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 46,889 sh (+513.89%)
Jim Simons 466,563 sh (+272.17%)
Ken Heebner 2,680,000 sh (+76.32%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,584,401 sh (+47.66%)
Pioneer Investments 1,360,111 sh (+6.83%)
Leon Cooperman 1,186,200 sh (+0.72%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Brian Rogers 6,500,000 sh (-13.33%)
David Tepper 4,648,495 sh (-23.13%)
Ray Dalio 21,500 sh (-40.93%)
Jeremy Grantham 135,100 sh (-48.22%)
George Soros 307,497 sh (-57.39%)
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Q2 2014

UAL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 275,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 400,000 sh (+263.64%)
Leon Cooperman 1,742,774 sh (+46.92%)
Whitney Tilson 23,000 sh (+43.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,132 sh (+28.75%)
PRIMECAP Management 17,930,335 sh (+22.94%)
David Tepper 5,163,130 sh (+11.07%)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 128,400 sh (-4.96%)
Pioneer Investments 1,209,343 sh (-11.08%)
Brian Rogers 5,750,000 sh (-11.54%)
Ray Dalio 15,600 sh (-27.44%)
Ken Heebner 1,130,000 sh (-57.84%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:UAL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Add 46.92%0.3%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 49.9916%1742774
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Add 22.94%0.15%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 49.9916%17930335
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.14%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 49.9916%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.44%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 49.9916%15600
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 47.66%0.24%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 49.9912%14584401
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -57.39%0.13%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 49.9912%307497
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.93%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 49.9912%21500
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.63%$29.65 - $39.83 $ 49.9943%1177700
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.23%$29.65 - $39.83 $ 49.9943%721594
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 300%0.01%$29.65 - $39.83 $ 49.9943%36400
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1%$27.71 - $36.25 $ 49.9955%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-09-30 Add 29.98%0.09%$27.71 - $36.25 $ 49.9955%9776795
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy$27.71 - $36.25 $ 49.9955%9100
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 29.10
UAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. UAL: 29.10 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 109.25
Current: 29.1

0.21
109.25
P/B 5.40
UAL's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. UAL: 5.40 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 124.11
Current: 5.4

0.41
124.11
P/S 0.50
UAL's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. UAL: 0.50 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.5

0.02
0.49
EV-to-EBIT 18.62
UAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 23.44 vs. UAL: 18.62 )
UAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 395.1
Current: 18.62

6.1
395.1
PEG 19.13
UAL's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. UAL: 19.13 )
UAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.6
Current: 19.13

0
45.6
Current Ratio 0.72
UAL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. UAL: 0.72 )
UAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.72

0.46
1.01
Quick Ratio 0.67
UAL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. UAL: 0.67 )
UAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.67

0.41
0.95

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.68
UAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. UAL: 3.68 )
UAL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 19.21
Current: 3.68

0.19
19.21
Price/Median PS Value 2.18
UAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UAL: 2.18 )
UAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.05
Current: 2.18

0.11
2.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
UAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. UAL: 5.30 )
UAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 16.4
Current: 5.3

0.3
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.75
UAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. UAL: 1.75 )
UAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -43   Max: 35.5
Current: 1.75

-43
35.5

Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines
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Traded in other countries:UAL1.Germany
United Continental Holdings Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on December 30, 1968. UAL is a holding company and its principal wholly owned subsidiaries are United and Continental. United's and Continental's operations consist primarily of the transportation of persons, property and mail throughout the United States and abroad. United, including regional flights operated on United's behalf under capacity purchase agreements with other carriers, operates approximately 5,500 flights a day to more than 375 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Denver International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Hopkins International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, A.B. Won Pat International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The Company competes not only with U.S. airlines, but also with foreign carriers.
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