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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt N/A
NYSE:UAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 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: 0.47 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity to Asset 0.21
NYSE:UAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NYSE:UAL: 0.21 )
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: 0.07 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.21
-1.32
0.25
Interest Coverage 8.00
NYSE:UAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. NYSE:UAL: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:UAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.85 Max: 8.33
Current: 8
0.05
8.33
WACC vs ROIC
7.86%
16.99%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.87
NYSE:UAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. NYSE:UAL: 11.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.98  Med: 4.55 Max: 13.64
Current: 11.87
-21.98
13.64
Net-margin (%) 6.19
NYSE:UAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NYSE:UAL: 6.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.72  Med: 1.75 Max: 19.39
Current: 6.19
-26.72
19.39
ROE (%) 27.21
NYSE:UAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 21.55 vs. NYSE:UAL: 27.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11125.77  Med: 37.52 Max: 129.2
Current: 27.21
-11125.77
129.2
ROA (%) 5.55
NYSE:UAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. NYSE:UAL: 5.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.7  Med: 1.58 Max: 18.95
Current: 5.55
-24.7
18.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.86
NYSE:UAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. NYSE:UAL: 19.86 )
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: 8.79 Max: 40.42
Current: 19.86
-44.82
40.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
NYSE:UAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. NYSE:UAL: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.7  Med: -3.2 Max: 6.5
Current: 4.2
-23.7
6.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 36.40
NYSE:UAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. NYSE:UAL: 36.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.5  Med: -4 Max: 79.9
Current: 36.4
-70.5
79.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 64.80
NYSE:UAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. NYSE:UAL: 64.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UAL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.6  Med: -20.4 Max: 64.8
Current: 64.8
-83.6
64.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

UAL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 9,435 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,424,400 sh (+146.31%)
Steven Cohen 206,600 sh (+67.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 790,759 sh (+45.67%)
Alan Fournier 1,963,100 sh (+35.90%)
David Tepper 600,985 sh (+27.53%)
Lee Ainslie 20,360 sh (+14.70%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,682,996 sh (+7.55%)
David Dreman Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 19,466,000 sh (-0.12%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,527 sh (-2.35%)
Pioneer Investments 1,372,119 sh (-3.65%)
Leon Cooperman 2,573,228 sh (-7.62%)
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Q1 2016

UAL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 15,930 sh (New)
George Soros 28,306 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 30,840 sh (+51.47%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,534,025 sh (+0.35%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,682,952 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
David Tepper Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,346,100 sh (-5.50%)
Steven Cohen 188,800 sh (-8.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 719,227 sh (-9.05%)
Leon Cooperman 1,974,628 sh (-23.26%)
Alan Fournier 1,488,100 sh (-24.20%)
Pioneer Investments 1,017,512 sh (-25.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,700 sh (-50.19%)
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Q2 2016

UAL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 1,948,220 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 26,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 600,800 sh (+218.22%)
Lee Ainslie 58,500 sh (+89.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,900 sh (+46.81%)
Leon Cooperman 2,366,474 sh (+19.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,587,105 sh (+0.27%)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 945,804 sh (-7.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 549,923 sh (-23.54%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,564,602 sh (-41.68%)
Jim Simons 442,000 sh (-67.16%)
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Q3 2016

UAL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Warren Buffett 4,533,013 sh (New)
George Soros 28,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,020 sh (+219.13%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,991,456 sh (+2.22%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,842,651 sh (+1.30%)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 508,403 sh (-7.55%)
Pioneer Investments 867,633 sh (-8.27%)
Leon Cooperman 2,057,793 sh (-13.04%)
Lee Ainslie 50,610 sh (-13.49%)
Steven Cohen 441,000 sh (-26.60%)
Jim Simons 20,500 sh (-95.36%)
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines    NAICS: 481111    SIC: 4512
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Traded in other countries:UAL1.Germany, UAL.Mexico,
United Continental Holdings Inc transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with at least 118 seats, and its regional operations.

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, and its regional operations. With air rights in the United States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, it has a comprehensive 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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.50
UAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. UAL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UAL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 16.48 Max: 155.88
Current: 10.5
0.21
155.88
Forward P/E 10.87
UAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. UAL: 10.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.50
UAL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. UAL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UAL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 16.48 Max: 155.88
Current: 10.5
0.21
155.88
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 9.92
UAL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.37 vs. UAL: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
UAL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 5.48 Max: 360.61
Current: 9.92
0.2
360.61
P/B 2.74
UAL's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UAL: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UAL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 3.61 Max: 123.23
Current: 2.74
0.44
123.23
P/S 0.66
UAL's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. UAL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UAL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.66
0.02
0.73
PFCF 9.52
UAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. UAL: 9.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UAL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 4.7 Max: 80.67
Current: 9.52
1.92
80.67
POCF 4.99
UAL's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. UAL: 4.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UAL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 3.28 Max: 12.25
Current: 4.99
0.82
12.25
EV-to-EBIT 5.30
UAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. UAL: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.9  Med: 8.4 Max: 237.6
Current: 5.3
-89.9
237.6
EV-to-EBITDA 3.64
UAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
79% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. UAL: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.7  Med: 5 Max: 11.4
Current: 3.64
-23.7
11.4
PEG 0.42
UAL's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. UAL: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UAL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.27 Max: 8.57
Current: 0.42
0.11
8.57
Days Inventory 22.25
UAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. UAL: 22.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UAL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 13.07 Max: 24.25
Current: 22.25
7.03
24.25
Days Sales Outstanding 14.79
UAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. UAL: 14.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UAL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.75  Med: 13.36 Max: 25.24
Current: 14.79
10.75
25.24
Days Payable 61.91
UAL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 47.84 vs. UAL: 61.91 )
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: 61.91
Current: 61.91
24.32
61.91

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.30
UAL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. UAL: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
UAL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41  Med: -4.2 Max: 6
Current: 4.3
-41
6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 88.72
UAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. UAL: 88.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UAL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 68.05  Med: 68.05 Max: 91.31
Current: 88.72
68.05
91.31
Price/Projected FCF 2.35
UAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. UAL: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UAL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.57 Max: 5.49
Current: 2.35
0.83
5.49
Price/Median PS Value 2.62
UAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UAL: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UAL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.72
Current: 2.62
0.27
2.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.42
UAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UAL: 0.42 )
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: 0.28  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.42
0.28
0.43
Price/Graham Number 5.98
UAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. UAL: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UAL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.12
Current: 5.98
0
6.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 18.93
UAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. UAL: 18.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.25 Max: 212
Current: 18.93
0.4
212
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 34.43
UAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. UAL: 34.43 )
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: 8.45 Max: 104.6
Current: 34.43
-44.9
104.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $36,556
EPS (TTM) $ 6.93
Beta0.63
Short Percentage of Float3.09%
52-Week Range $37.41 - 76.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)317.29

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 37,508 38,190
EPS ($) 6.68 7.56
EPS w/o NRI ($) 6.68 7.56
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
1.06%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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