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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 No Debt
UAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

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

Interest Coverage 3.47
UAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. UAL: 3.47 )
UAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.47

0.05
9999.99
WACC vs ROIC
4.84%
31.17%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.10
UAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.82 vs. UAL: 6.10 )
UAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.98   Max: 8.42
Current: 6.1

-21.98
8.42
Net-margin (%) 2.91
UAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. UAL: 2.91 )
UAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -121.85   Max: 118.28
Current: 2.91

-121.85
118.28
ROE (%) 46.83
UAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. UAL: 46.83 )
UAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11125.77   Max: 141.01
Current: 46.83

-11125.77
141.01
ROA (%) 3.62
UAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. UAL: 3.62 )
UAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -105.76   Max: 102.33
Current: 3.62

-105.76
102.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.48
UAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. UAL: 15.48 )
UAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.96   Max: 26.3
Current: 15.48

-40.96
26.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
UAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 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
82% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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
86% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 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
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

UAL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Whitney Tilson 16,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 110,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,093 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
T Boone Pickens 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%)
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%)
Pioneer Investments 2,156,474 sh (+78.32%)
Leon Cooperman 2,626,874 sh (+50.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,536,173 sh (+3.38%)
Whitney Tilson 23,266 sh (+1.16%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Caxton Associates 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

Brian Rogers Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with 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
Brian Rogers 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.59%$40.55 - $66.05 $ 73.5333%0
Ken Heebner 2014-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$38.62 - $51.74 $ 73.5358%0
Leon Cooperman 2014-09-30 Add 50.73%0.61%$38.62 - $51.74 $ 73.5358%2626874
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 Reduce -40.87%0.34%$38.62 - $51.74 $ 73.5358%3400000
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.17%$38.62 - $51.74 $ 73.5358%494512
David Tepper 2014-09-30 Reduce -3.99%0.12%$38.62 - $51.74 $ 73.5358%4956901
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $38.62 - $51.74 $ 73.5358%0
Ken Heebner 2014-06-30 Reduce -57.84%1.85%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%1130000
Whitney Tilson 2014-06-30 Add 43.75%0.43%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%23000
David Tepper 2014-06-30 Add 11.07%0.3%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%5163130
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Add 46.92%0.3%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%1742774
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Add 22.94%0.15%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%17930335
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.14%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%0
Brian Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -11.54%0.12%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%5750000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.44%$39.2 - $48.05 $ 73.5370%15600
Ken Heebner 2014-03-31 Add 76.32%1.39%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%2680000
Whitney Tilson 2014-03-31 New Buy1.1%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%16000
David Tepper 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.13%0.67%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%4648495
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 47.66%0.24%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%14584401
T Boone Pickens 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.17%$37.73 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%0
Brian Rogers 2014-03-31 Reduce -13.33%0.13%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%6500000
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -57.39%0.13%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%307497
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.93%$37.3 - $49.18 $ 73.5364%21500
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 26.40
UAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 35.30 vs. UAL: 26.40 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 109.25
Current: 26.4

0.21
109.25
Forward P/E 5.25
UAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.37 vs. UAL: 5.25 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.20
UAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
87% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. UAL: 26.20 )
UAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 102.85
Current: 26.2

0.21
102.85
P/S 0.70
UAL's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. UAL: 0.70 )
UAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.7

0.02
0.72
PFCF 20.60
UAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 20.60 )
UAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 81.64
Current: 20.6

1.92
81.64
POCF 10.30
UAL's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. UAL: 10.30 )
UAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 12.29
Current: 10.3

0.82
12.29
EV-to-EBIT 11.29
UAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.12 vs. UAL: 11.29 )
UAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -84.3   Max: 395.1
Current: 11.29

-84.3
395.1
PEG 262.00
UAL's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 262.00 )
UAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.6
Current: 262

0
45.6
Shiller P/E 591.90
UAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 591.90 )
UAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 609.17
Current: 591.9

0.61
609.17
Days Inventory 12.86
UAL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. UAL: 12.86 )
UAL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.71   Max: 219.49
Current: 12.86

7.71
219.49
Days Sales Outstanding 14.63
UAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 20.15 vs. UAL: 14.63 )
UAL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.91   Max: 26.65
Current: 14.63

12.91
26.65

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.30
UAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UAL: 5.30 )
UAL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 5.47
Current: 5.3

0.74
5.47
Price/Median PS Value 3.20
UAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UAL: 3.20 )
UAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.83
Current: 3.2

0.3
2.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
UAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. UAL: 8.80 )
UAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 16.4
Current: 8.8

0.3
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.97
UAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. UAL: -1.97 )
UAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -44.9   Max: 104.6
Current: -1.97

-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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