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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 1.49
VA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VA: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 3.03 Max: N/A
Current: 1.49
Equity to Asset 0.48
VA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. VA: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.55  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.48
-0.55
0.52
Interest Coverage 15.95
VA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. VA: 15.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.96 Max: 2.77
Current: 15.95
1.14
2.77
Z-Score: 2.70
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 : 2/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.36
VA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. VA: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.64  Med: 1.65 Max: 6.47
Current: 12.36
-2.64
6.47
Net-margin (%) 22.03
VA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. VA: 22.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.91  Med: -4.49 Max: 4.03
Current: 22.03
-10.91
4.03
ROE (%) 51.96
VA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. VA: 51.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 159.81  Med: 159.81 Max: 159.81
Current: 51.96
ROA (%) 25.01
VA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. VA: 25.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.9  Med: 1.67 Max: 7.07
Current: 25.01
-56.9
7.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 59.78
VA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.56 vs. VA: 59.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.69  Med: 59.96 Max: 63.31
Current: 59.78
-46.69
63.31
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

VA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 459,728 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,154,900 sh (+2548.43%)
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Q3 2015

VA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 213,900 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 99,772 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,154,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 397,528 sh (-13.53%)
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Q4 2015

VA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 44,590 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 507,410 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 120,992 sh (+21.27%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,184,900 sh (+2.60%)
Chuck Royce 223,228 sh (-43.85%)
Steven Cohen 51,800 sh (-75.78%)
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Q1 2016

VA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 353 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,371 sh (+137.46%)
Lee Ainslie 73,570 sh (+64.99%)
Steven Cohen 78,800 sh (+52.12%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,184,900 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 120,992 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce 92,128 sh (-58.73%)
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines
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Traded in other countries:2VA1.Germany,
Virgin America Inc is low-cost airline that provides scheduled air travel in the continental United States and Mexico. It operates from four cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, with a smaller presence at Dallas Love Field.

Virgin America Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 2004. The Company is low-cost airline based in California that provides scheduled air travel in the continental United States and Mexico. It operates from its focus cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco to other business and leisure destinations in North America. It provides a distinctive offering for its passengers, whom it calls guests, that is centered around its brand and its travel experience, while at the same time maintaining a low-cost structure through its point-to-point network and high utilization of its efficient, single fleet type. The principal competitors on domestic routes are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Virgin America, the Virgin America logo and the Virgin signature are trademarks of the Company.

Top Ranked Articles about Virgin America Inc

Alaska Airlines Overpays for Virgin America Alaska paid a 47% premium for the acquisition, and it will take years to make its money back
Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) won the bidding war with JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) for Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) and ended up buying the carrier for $2.6 billion. Alaska Airlines paid a hefty 47% premium for Virgin America. Including the debt, the deal was worth roughly $4 billion. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 7.19
VA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. VA: 7.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 10.86 Max: 183.8
Current: 7.19
3.62
183.8
Forward P/E 19.65
VA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.06 vs. VA: 19.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.19
VA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. VA: 7.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 10.86 Max: 185.74
Current: 7.19
3.62
185.74
P/B 2.99
VA's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. VA: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.53 Max: 4.11
Current: 2.99
1.53
4.11
P/S 1.57
VA's P/S is ranked lower than
85% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. VA: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.57
0.35
1.58
POCF 9.56
VA's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. VA: 9.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.30 Max: 9.56
Current: 9.56
1.63
9.56
EV-to-EBIT 11.69
VA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 vs. VA: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 7.80 Max: 11.8
Current: 11.69
-0.1
11.8
EV-to-EBITDA 10.52
VA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.42 vs. VA: 10.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 7.05 Max: 10.6
Current: 10.52
-0.1
10.6
Current Ratio 1.28
VA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. VA: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.28
0.76
1.35
Quick Ratio 1.28
VA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. VA: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.28
0.76
1.35
Days Sales Outstanding 6.79
VA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.79 vs. VA: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 3.39 Max: 3.51
Current: 6.79
2.7
3.51
Days Payable 40.48
VA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
69% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 56.93 vs. VA: 40.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.78  Med: 20.83 Max: 25.93
Current: 40.48
18.78
25.93

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.98
VA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. VA: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.05  Med: 2.26 Max: 4.55
Current: 2.98
2.05
4.55
Price/Median PS Value 3.53
VA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. VA: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.43
Current: 3.53
0.78
2.43
Price/Graham Number 0.98
VA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. VA: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.06 Max: 4.39
Current: 0.98
0.66
4.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.51
VA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. VA: 8.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 12.80 Max: 5134.5
Current: 8.51
8.5
5134.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,567
EPS (TTM) $ 7.79
Short Percentage of Float10.42%
52-Week Range $26.30 - 56.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)44.26

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,686 1,822
EPS ($) 2.90 2.85
EPS without NRI ($) 2.90 2.85
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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