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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.29
DAL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. DAL: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DAL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.41 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.29
Equity-to-Asset 0.25
DAL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. DAL: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DAL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.69  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.25
-0.69
0.44
Interest Coverage 17.24
DAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. DAL: 17.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 3.04 Max: 17.92
Current: 17.24
1.68
17.92
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.80
Beneish M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
7.57%
24.69%
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 % 16.35
DAL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
88% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. DAL: 16.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DAL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.63  Med: 5.83 Max: 19.17
Current: 16.35
-36.63
19.17
Net Margin % 10.19
DAL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. DAL: 10.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DAL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.31  Med: 2.59 Max: 27.9
Current: 10.19
-39.31
27.9
ROE % 33.14
DAL's ROE % is ranked higher than
83% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. DAL: 33.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DAL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -221.09  Med: 37.8 Max: 221.61
Current: 33.14
-221.09
221.61
ROA % 7.79
DAL's ROA % is ranked higher than
69% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. DAL: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DAL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.02  Med: 2.13 Max: 21.78
Current: 7.79
-23.02
21.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 26.78
DAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. DAL: 26.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DAL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.7  Med: 10.36 Max: 34.7
Current: 26.78
-51.7
34.7
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 6.00
DAL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. DAL: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DAL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.5  Med: 4.7 Max: 14
Current: 6
-27.5
14
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 25.80
DAL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. DAL: 25.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DAL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 17.2 Max: 190
Current: 25.8
-38.7
190
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -22.20
DAL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. DAL: -22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DAL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.8  Med: 15.6 Max: 159.9
Current: -22.2
-63.8
159.9
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines    NAICS: 481111    SIC: 4512
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Traded in other countries:DEAI34.Brazil, OYC.Germany, DAL.Mexico, DAL.Switzerland, 0QZ4.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Delta Air Lines Inc provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and around the world. The Company's business segments are airline and refinery.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is one of the world's largest airlines, flying to more than 325 destinations in 60 countries. Delta operates under a hub system, where it gathers and distributes passengers across the globe through key locations in Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York, Salt Lake City, Detroit, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Delta generated $39.6 billion in revenue during 2016 and operates a fleet of 832 aircraft.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 9.79
DAL's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. DAL: 9.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DAL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 9.36 Max: 685.5
Current: 9.79
2.2
685.5
Forward PE Ratio 10.15
DAL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.06 vs. DAL: 10.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 9.79
DAL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
63% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. DAL: 9.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DAL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 9.36 Max: 685.5
Current: 9.79
2.2
685.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 7.79
DAL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
59% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. DAL: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
DAL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 8.5 Max: 56.68
Current: 7.79
2.18
56.68
PB Ratio 3.02
DAL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. DAL: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DAL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 3.55 Max: 181.13
Current: 3.02
0.39
181.13
PS Ratio 1.00
DAL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. DAL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DAL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.06
Current: 1
0.09
1.06
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 19.72
DAL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
73% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. DAL: 19.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DAL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.31  Med: 10.71 Max: 60.96
Current: 19.72
4.31
60.96
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.41
DAL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. DAL: 7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DAL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 4.91 Max: 8.65
Current: 7.41
1.08
8.65
EV-to-EBIT 7.03
DAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.03 vs. DAL: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -226.8  Med: 8.2 Max: 340
Current: 7.03
-226.8
340
EV-to-EBITDA 5.40
DAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. DAL: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -725.4  Med: 5.9 Max: 22.1
Current: 5.4
-725.4
22.1
PEG Ratio 0.38
DAL's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. DAL: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
DAL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.34 Max: 2.51
Current: 0.38
0.08
2.51
Shiller PE Ratio 42.27
DAL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 24.62 vs. DAL: 42.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DAL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.22  Med: 41.93 Max: 48.39
Current: 42.27
35.22
48.39
Current Ratio 0.43
DAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. DAL: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DAL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.43
0.38
1.19
Quick Ratio 0.38
DAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. DAL: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DAL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.38
0.34
1.15
Days Inventory 18.02
DAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. DAL: 18.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DAL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.78  Med: 10.97 Max: 18.18
Current: 18.02
6.78
18.18
Days Sales Outstanding 21.30
DAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 19.13 vs. DAL: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DAL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.55  Med: 17.86 Max: 24.33
Current: 21.3
15.55
24.33
Days Payable 52.89
DAL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
56% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 51.21 vs. DAL: 52.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DAL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.93  Med: 39.34 Max: 58.89
Current: 52.89
27.93
58.89

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.52
DAL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. DAL: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
DAL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.52
0.21
1.69
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.14
DAL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. DAL: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
DAL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.14
0.01
0.39
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 77.80
DAL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. DAL: 77.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
DAL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 77.8
Current: 77.8
0
77.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.53
DAL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
71% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. DAL: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.52
DAL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
100% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. DAL: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
DAL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.52
0.21
1.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.00
DAL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. DAL: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DAL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.4  Med: -0.9 Max: 7.4
Current: 5
-58.4
7.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.22
DAL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. DAL: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DAL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.85 Max: 496
Current: 1.22
0.85
496
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.92
DAL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. DAL: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DAL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.92
0.33
3.03
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.39
DAL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. DAL: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
DAL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.34 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.39
0.12
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 14.21
DAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
85% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. DAL: 14.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87  Med: 8.85 Max: 24.9
Current: 14.21
-87
24.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 31.82
DAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. DAL: 31.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DAL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.8  Med: -1.6 Max: 38.3
Current: 31.82
-85.8
38.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $39,536.00
EPS (TTM) $ 5.41
Beta1.05
Short Percentage of Float2.01%
52-Week Range $32.60 - 53.57
Shares Outstanding (Mil)736.04

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 40,764 41,935 43,473
EPS ($) 5.28 5.83 6.00
EPS without NRI ($) 5.28 5.83 6.00
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
2.33%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.88 1.03 1.11
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