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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 0.46
UAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. UAL: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.50 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.46
Equity to Asset 0.08
UAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. UAL: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.32  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.08
-1.32
0.28
Interest Coverage 3.47
UAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. UAL: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 3.47 Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.47
0.05
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.32
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
6.30%
36.11%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.92
UAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. UAL: 8.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.98  Med: 4.18 Max: 8.42
Current: 8.92
-21.98
8.42
Net-margin (%) 5.79
UAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. UAL: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -121.85  Med: 1.29 Max: 118.28
Current: 5.79
-121.85
118.28
ROE (%) 74.01
UAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.68 vs. UAL: 74.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11125.77  Med: 29.23 Max: 141.01
Current: 74.01
-11125.77
141.01
ROA (%) 5.92
UAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. UAL: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -105.76  Med: 0.87 Max: 102.33
Current: 5.92
-105.76
102.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.48
UAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. UAL: 15.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -151.07  Med: 8.89 Max: 191.64
Current: 15.48
-151.07
191.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
UAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. UAL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.9  Med: -2.20 Max: 108.6
Current: 1
-53.9
108.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
UAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. UAL: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -56.95 Max: 9.9
Current: 1.2
0
9.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
UAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. UAL: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -83.6  Med: -5.30 Max: 50.4
Current: 9.8
-83.6
50.4
» UAL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros 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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Q3 2014

UAL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 178,900 sh (New)
George Soros 494,512 sh (New)
Jim Simons 896,863 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,207 sh (+395.04%)
Leon Cooperman 2,626,874 sh (+50.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,536,173 sh (+3.38%)
Whitney Tilson 23,266 sh (+1.16%)
Pioneer Investments 2,156,474 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Tepper 4,956,901 sh (-3.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 107,780 sh (-16.06%)
Brian Rogers 3,400,000 sh (-40.87%)
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Q4 2014

UAL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Heebner 1,010,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 42,887 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 658,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 4,000 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 390,000 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
Brian Rogers 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ken Heebner 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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.90
UAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. UAL: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 16.58 Max: 109.25
Current: 8.9
0.21
109.25
Forward P/E 4.78
UAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. UAL: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.00
UAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. UAL: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 18.12 Max: 102.85
Current: 9
0.21
102.85
P/B 6.55
UAL's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. UAL: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 4.08 Max: 124.11
Current: 6.55
0.41
124.11
P/S 0.51
UAL's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. UAL: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.51
0.02
0.72
PFCF 10.60
UAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.75 vs. UAL: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.92  Med: 4.14 Max: 78.5
Current: 10.6
1.92
78.5
POCF 5.34
UAL's POCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. UAL: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 3.22 Max: 12.26
Current: 5.34
0.82
12.26
EV-to-EBIT 9.00
UAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. UAL: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -84.3  Med: 12.85 Max: 395.1
Current: 9
-84.3
395.1
PEG 1.91
UAL's PEG is ranked lower than
78% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. UAL: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 45.6
Current: 1.91
0
45.6
Shiller P/E 62.13
UAL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.53 vs. UAL: 62.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 64.16 Max: 609.17
Current: 62.13
0.61
609.17
Current Ratio 0.68
UAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. UAL: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.68
0.46
1.01
Quick Ratio 0.64
UAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. UAL: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.64
0.41
0.95
Days Inventory 14.61
UAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.21 vs. UAL: 14.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UAL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.83  Med: 17.81 Max: 219.49
Current: 14.61
7.83
219.49
Days Sales Outstanding 13.83
UAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. UAL: 13.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UAL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.75  Med: 17.62 Max: 26.65
Current: 13.83
10.75
26.65

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.34
UAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. UAL: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UAL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.79 Max: 5.53
Current: 2.34
0.17
5.53
Price/Median PS Value 2.24
UAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UAL: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.92
Current: 2.24
0.11
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.10
UAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. UAL: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 6.70 Max: 16.4
Current: 11.1
0.3
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.11
UAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. UAL: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -44.9  Med: 5.90 Max: 104.6
Current: 2.11
-44.9
104.6

Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines
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Traded in other countries:UAL.Mexico, UAL1.Germany,
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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