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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 0.34
UAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. UAL: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UAL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.47 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.34
Equity to Asset 0.19
UAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. UAL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UAL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.32  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.19
-1.32
0.28
Interest Coverage 8.40
UAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. UAL: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.64 Max: 8.33
Current: 8.4
0.05
8.33
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.55
M-Score: -2.21
WACC vs ROIC
8.34%
64.07%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.55
UAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. UAL: 13.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UAL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.98  Med: 3.73 Max: 13.64
Current: 13.55
-21.98
13.64
Net-margin (%) 19.08
UAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. UAL: 19.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UAL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.48  Med: 1.75 Max: 118.28
Current: 19.08
-26.48
118.28
ROE (%) 109.95
UAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. UAL: 109.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UAL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11026.8  Med: 32.96 Max: 129.2
Current: 109.95
-11026.8
129.2
ROA (%) 17.72
UAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. UAL: 17.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UAL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.48  Med: 1.58 Max: 102.33
Current: 17.72
-24.48
102.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.95
UAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.56 vs. UAL: 22.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UAL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45  Med: 8.84 Max: 191.64
Current: 22.95
-45
191.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
UAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. UAL: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UAL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.5  Med: -1.30 Max: 105.2
Current: -3.6
-54.5
105.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 54.10
UAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. UAL: 54.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UAL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.6  Med: -3.40 Max: 84
Current: 54.1
-70.6
84
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-23)


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Guru Trades

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)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Caxton Associates 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

John Burbank 25,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 14,536 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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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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

George Soros 28,306 sh (New)
David Dreman 15,930 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 30,840 sh (+51.47%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,534,025 sh (+0.35%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,682,952 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 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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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines
Compare:NYSE:DAL, NYSE:LUV, NAS:AAL, XMCE:IAG, SHSE:601111 » details
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, 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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 2.37
UAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. UAL: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UAL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 15.43 Max: 109.25
Current: 2.37
0.21
109.25
Forward P/E 5.45
UAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. UAL: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 2.37
UAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
96% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. UAL: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UAL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 16.64 Max: 102.85
Current: 2.37
0.21
102.85
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 3.00
UAL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. UAL: 3.00 )
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: 4.03 Max: 24360
Current: 3
0.2
24360
P/B 2.07
UAL's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. UAL: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UAL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 3.75 Max: 123.23
Current: 2.07
0.44
123.23
P/S 0.45
UAL's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. UAL: 0.45 )
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: 0.73
Current: 0.45
0.02
0.73
PFCF 8.38
UAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. UAL: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UAL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 4.51 Max: 81.42
Current: 8.38
1.95
81.42
POCF 3.14
UAL's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. UAL: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UAL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 3.39 Max: 12.25
Current: 3.14
0.82
12.25
EV-to-EBIT 4.73
UAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.45 vs. UAL: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.1  Med: 8.50 Max: 236
Current: 4.73
-85.1
236
EV-to-EBITDA 3.41
UAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. UAL: 3.41 )
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: 3.41
-23.1
11.3
PEG 0.18
UAL's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UAL: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UAL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.45 Max: 8.51
Current: 0.18
0.14
8.51
Current Ratio 0.54
UAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. UAL: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UAL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.54
0.46
1.01
Quick Ratio 0.48
UAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. UAL: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UAL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.48
0.41
0.95
Days Inventory 19.38
UAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. UAL: 19.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UAL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.51  Med: 15.41 Max: 265.66
Current: 19.38
9.51
265.66
Days Sales Outstanding 15.41
UAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.79 vs. UAL: 15.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UAL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.75  Med: 13.85 Max: 25.35
Current: 15.41
10.75
25.35
Days Payable 57.37
UAL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
53% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 56.90 vs. UAL: 57.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
UAL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.91  Med: 41.19 Max: 1012.99
Current: 57.37
32.91
1012.99

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.11
UAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. UAL: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UAL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.23 Max: 5.47
Current: 1.11
0.17
5.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.87
UAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. UAL: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UAL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.82
Current: 1.87
0.1
2.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.15
UAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. UAL: 0.15 )
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: 0.19  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.15
0.19
0.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 21.10
UAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. UAL: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 9.60 Max: 214.1
Current: 21.1
0.4
214.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.52
UAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. UAL: 20.52 )
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: 7.90 Max: 104.6
Current: 20.52
-44.9
104.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $37,451
EPS (TTM) $ 19.08
Beta0.99
Short Percentage of Float4.41%
52-Week Range $42.17 - 62.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)336.82

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 36,312 37,576 38,011
EPS ($) 8.24 8.29 8.03
EPS without NRI ($) 8.24 8.29 8.03
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-8.41%
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