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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
80% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. UAL: 0.46 )
UAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.46

Equity to Asset 0.08
UAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. UAL: 0.08 )
UAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.32   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.08

-1.32
0.28
Interest Coverage 3.47
UAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. UAL: 3.47 )
UAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.47

0.05
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.38
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
3.08%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.92
UAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. UAL: 8.92 )
UAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.98   Max: 8.42
Current: 8.92

-21.98
8.42
Net-margin (%) 5.79
UAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. UAL: 5.79 )
UAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -121.85   Max: 118.28
Current: 5.79

-121.85
118.28
ROE (%) 74.01
UAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. UAL: 74.01 )
UAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11125.77   Max: 141.01
Current: 74.01

-11125.77
141.01
ROA (%) 5.92
UAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. UAL: 5.92 )
UAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -105.76   Max: 102.33
Current: 5.92

-105.76
102.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.38
UAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.03 vs. UAL: 18.38 )
UAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.96   Max: 23.87
Current: 18.38

-40.96
23.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
UAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. UAL: 1.00 )
UAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.9   Max: 108.6
Current: 1

-53.9
108.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
UAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UAL: 1.20 )
UAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.9
Current: 1.2

0
9.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
UAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. UAL: 9.80 )
UAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -83.6   Max: 50.4
Current: 9.8

-83.6
50.4
» UAL's 10-Y 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

Jim Simons 896,863 sh (New)
George Soros 494,512 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 178,900 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)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Heebner 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

Louis Moore Bacon 42,887 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 390,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 658,100 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 1,010,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 4,000 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%)
Brian Rogers Sold Out
Whitney Tilson 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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2015

UAL Guru Trades in 2015

PRIMECAP Management 18,962,399 sh (+0.80%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.00
UAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 51.90 vs. UAL: 11.00 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 109.25
Current: 11

0.21
109.25
Forward P/E 5.54
UAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. UAL: 5.54 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.10
UAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 51.60 vs. UAL: 11.10 )
UAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 102.85
Current: 11.1

0.21
102.85
P/B 8.08
UAL's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. UAL: 8.08 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 124.11
Current: 8.08

0.41
124.11
P/S 0.63
UAL's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. UAL: 0.63 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.63

0.02
0.72
PFCF 13.07
UAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 13.07 )
UAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 78.5
Current: 13.07

1.92
78.5
POCF 6.58
UAL's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. UAL: 6.58 )
UAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 12.26
Current: 6.58

0.82
12.26
EV-to-EBIT 8.94
UAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. UAL: 8.94 )
UAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -84.3   Max: 395.1
Current: 8.94

-84.3
395.1
PEG 2.36
UAL's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 2.36 )
UAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.6
Current: 2.36

0
45.6
Shiller P/E 76.99
UAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 76.99 )
UAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 609.17
Current: 76.99

0.61
609.17
Current Ratio 0.68
UAL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. UAL: 0.68 )
UAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.68

0.46
1.01
Quick Ratio 0.64
UAL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. UAL: 0.64 )
UAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.64

0.41
0.95
Days Inventory 14.61
UAL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 14.11 vs. UAL: 14.61 )
UAL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.83   Max: 219.49
Current: 14.61

7.83
219.49
Days Sales Outstanding 13.83
UAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. UAL: 13.83 )
UAL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.75   Max: 26.65
Current: 13.83

10.75
26.65

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.89
UAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 2.89 )
UAL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 5.53
Current: 2.89

0.16
5.53
Price/Median PS Value 2.76
UAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. UAL: 2.76 )
UAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.92
Current: 2.76

0.11
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.20
UAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. UAL: 11.20 )
UAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 16.4
Current: 11.2

0.3
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.41
UAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. UAL: 1.41 )
UAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -44.9   Max: 104.6
Current: 1.41

-44.9
104.6

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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