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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

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Cash to Debt 1.30
VA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. VA: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 2.38 Max: N/A
Current: 1.3
Equity to Asset 0.50
VA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. VA: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.55  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.5
-0.55
0.52
Interest Coverage 10.26
VA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. VA: 10.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.74 Max: 19.5
Current: 10.26
1.14
19.5
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.76
M-Score: -2.51
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

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Operating margin (%) 13.04
VA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. VA: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.64  Med: 5.68 Max: 13.04
Current: 13.04
-2.64
13.04
Net-margin (%) 18.34
VA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. VA: 18.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.91  Med: 0.71 Max: 22.26
Current: 18.34
-10.91
22.26
ROE (%) 36.40
VA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 21.55 vs. VA: 36.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.4  Med: 96.02 Max: 138.29
Current: 36.4
36.4
138.29
ROA (%) 17.73
VA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. VA: 17.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.9  Med: 4.4 Max: 26.64
Current: 17.73
-56.9
26.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.13
VA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. VA: 42.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.69  Med: 59.21 Max: 63.49
Current: 42.13
-46.69
63.49
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

VA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

RS Investment Management 507,410 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 44,590 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 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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Q2 2016

VA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 5,550 sh (New)
Jim Simons 47,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 244,704 sh (+1045.03%)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 56,010 sh (-1.43%)
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Business Description

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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.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.52
VA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. VA: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 8.29 Max: 183.8
Current: 8.52
3.63
183.8
Forward P/E 21.93
VA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.27 vs. VA: 21.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.52
VA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. VA: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 8.29 Max: 185.74
Current: 8.52
3.63
185.74
P/B 2.71
VA's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. VA: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.62 Max: 4.11
Current: 2.71
1.53
4.11
P/S 1.57
VA's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. VA: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.57
0.36
1.59
POCF 11.15
VA's POCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. VA: 11.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 5.14 Max: 11.16
Current: 11.15
1.63
11.16
EV-to-EBIT 11.19
VA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. VA: 11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 8.2 Max: 12.1
Current: 11.19
-0.1
12.1
EV-to-EBITDA 9.68
VA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
73% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. VA: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 7.4 Max: 10.7
Current: 9.68
-0.1
10.7
Current Ratio 1.55
VA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. VA: 1.55 )
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: 1.55
Current: 1.55
0.76
1.55
Quick Ratio 1.55
VA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. VA: 1.55 )
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: 1.55
Current: 1.55
0.76
1.55
Days Sales Outstanding 8.35
VA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. VA: 8.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 4.09 Max: 8.35
Current: 8.35
2.7
8.35
Days Payable 32.75
VA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 47.84 vs. VA: 32.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.78  Med: 23.38 Max: 44.75
Current: 32.75
18.78
44.75

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Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.71
VA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. VA: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 2.47 Max: 4.55
Current: 2.71
1.98
4.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.89
VA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. VA: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.89
0.44
1.9
Price/Graham Number 1.01
VA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. VA: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1 Max: 4.39
Current: 1.01
0.64
4.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.90
VA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. VA: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 12.1 Max: 5149.3
Current: 8.9
8.2
5149.3

More Statistics

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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