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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 : 4/10

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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 : 3/10

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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2016

VA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 47,700 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 5,550 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 244,704 sh (+1045.03%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 56,820 sh (-22.77%)
David Dreman 82 sh (-76.77%)
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Q3 2016

VA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Prem Watsa 11,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 15,517 sh (+179.59%)
David Dreman 82 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 56,010 sh (-1.43%)
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Q4 2016

VA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Lee Ainslie Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines    NAICS: 481111    SIC: 4512
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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

Canadian Warren Buffett Prem Watsa Bought 2 Stocks Watsa was hedged and cautious and made only two portfolio changes in Q3 but has since become more optimistic
Frequently dubbed the “Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) of Canada,” Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) executed two trades in the third quarter, his exclusive portfolio changes. Read more...
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...
Who Will Win the Bidding War for Virgin America? Both JetBlue and Alaska Airlines looking to acquire airline
Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) has soared so far this year following acquisition rumors. It was recently reported that Virgin America is looking for a potential suitor and Bloomberg claimed that both JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) and Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) are interested in buying the carrier. Read more...

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,626
EPS (TTM) $ 6.69
Short Percentage of Float20.47%
52-Week Range $26.30 - 58.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)44.74

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,659 1,766 1,766
EPS ($) 2.87 2.60 2.60
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.87 2.60 2.60
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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