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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 2.40
VLRS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. VLRS: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VLRS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 2.92 Max: 8.64
Current: 2.4
0.31
8.64
Equity-to-Asset 0.47
VLRS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. VLRS: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VLRS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.47
0.11
0.5
Debt-to-Equity 0.25
VLRS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
91% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. VLRS: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
VLRS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.23 Max: 2.3
Current: 0.25
0.1
2.3
Debt-to-EBITDA 19.00
VLRS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
58% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. VLRS: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
VLRS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.62  Med: 0.65 Max: 19
Current: 19
-8.62
19
Interest Coverage 8.46
VLRS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. VLRS: 8.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VLRS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 8.99 Max: 2200.56
Current: 8.46
7
2200.56
Piotroski F-Score: 1
Altman Z-Score: 3.05
Beneish M-Score: 186.12
WACC vs ROIC
8.05%
9.37%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.52
VLRS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. VLRS: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VLRS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.2  Med: 3.24 Max: 13.81
Current: 1.52
-4.2
13.81
Net Margin % -0.72
VLRS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. VLRS: -0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VLRS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.31  Med: 4.31 Max: 14.97
Current: -0.72
-3.31
14.97
ROE % -1.85
VLRS's ROE % is ranked lower than
84% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. VLRS: -1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VLRS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.22  Med: 19.12 Max: 43.63
Current: -1.85
-78.22
43.63
ROA % -0.87
VLRS's ROA % is ranked lower than
78% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. VLRS: -0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VLRS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.6  Med: 5.31 Max: 19.6
Current: -0.87
-11.6
19.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -10.17
VLRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 14.27 vs. VLRS: -10.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VLRS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.17  Med: 30.75 Max: 196.19
Current: -10.17
-35.17
196.19
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 15.60
VLRS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. VLRS: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VLRS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 10 Max: 17.3
Current: 15.6
4
17.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 96.30
VLRS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. VLRS: 96.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VLRS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 82.5 Max: 96.3
Current: 96.3
0.4
96.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 123.90
VLRS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. VLRS: 123.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VLRS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.7  Med: 102.3 Max: 123.9
Current: 123.9
-26.7
123.9
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV VLRS.
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

VLRS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 870,800 sh (+3.88%)
Julian Robertson 284,706 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 122,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2017

VLRS Guru Trades in Q1 2017

George Soros 253,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 146,200 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 627,895 sh (+120.54%)
PRIMECAP Management 122,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 724,100 sh (-16.85%)
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Q2 2017

VLRS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Julian Robertson 988,614 sh (+57.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 229,700 sh (+57.11%)
PRIMECAP Management 142,000 sh (+16.39%)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons 150,400 sh (-79.23%)
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Q3 2017

VLRS Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Julian Robertson 1,051,614 sh (+6.37%)
PRIMECAP Management 142,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VLRS

(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
Julian Robertson 2017-09-30 Add 6.37%0.14%$11.8 - $15.82 $ 9.84-27%1,051,614
Julian Robertson 2017-06-30 Add 57.45%1.03%$12.56 - $14.75 $ 9.84-28%988,614
George Soros 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$12.56 - $14.75 $ 9.84-28%0
Julian Robertson 2017-03-31 Add 120.54%0.9%$11.5 - $15 $ 9.84-27%627,895
George Soros 2017-03-31 New Buy0.1%$11.5 - $15 $ 9.84-27%253,000
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines    NAICS: 481111 
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Traded in other countries:2CDA.Germany, VOLARA.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:Mexico
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV is an ultra-low-cost air carrier company. The Company provides low-cost air transportation services in Mexico and the United States.

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV is an ultra-low-cost air carrier company. The Company provides low-cost air transportation services in Mexico and the United States.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 9.75
VLRS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. VLRS: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.35
VLRS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
68% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. VLRS: 16.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
VLRS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.95  Med: 11.01 Max: 16.6
Current: 16.35
6.95
16.6
PB Ratio 2.80
VLRS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. VLRS: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VLRS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 3.37 Max: 5.3
Current: 2.8
2.17
5.3
PS Ratio 1.09
VLRS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. VLRS: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VLRS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.2 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.09
0.65
1.99
EV-to-EBIT -83.03
VLRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
98% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. VLRS: -83.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VLRS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -131.4  Med: 7.6 Max: 58.3
Current: -83.03
-131.4
58.3
EV-to-EBITDA 187.00
VLRS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
90% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. VLRS: 187.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VLRS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -185.6  Med: 7.3 Max: 187.91
Current: 187
-185.6
187.91
EV-to-Revenue 0.96
VLRS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
62% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. VLRS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
VLRS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.96
0.6
1.8
Current Ratio 1.19
VLRS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. VLRS: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VLRS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.19
0.36
1.46
Quick Ratio 1.16
VLRS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VLRS: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VLRS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.16
0.33
1.43
Days Inventory 3.68
VLRS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. VLRS: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VLRS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.09  Med: 4.15 Max: 4.72
Current: 3.68
2.09
4.72
Days Sales Outstanding 3.55
VLRS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.93 vs. VLRS: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VLRS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.55  Med: 6.68 Max: 7.57
Current: 3.55
3.55
7.57
Days Payable 11.95
VLRS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 49.51 vs. VLRS: 11.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VLRS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.95  Med: 20.82 Max: 27.95
Current: 11.95
11.95
27.95

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.40
VLRS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. VLRS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VLRS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.6  Med: -11.5 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.4
-11.6
0.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.84
VLRS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. VLRS: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
VLRS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 3.5 Max: 5.02
Current: 2.84
2.82
5.02
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.62
VLRS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. VLRS: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
VLRS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.58  Med: 3.8 Max: 3.99
Current: 3.62
3.58
3.99
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.91
VLRS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VLRS: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VLRS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.91
0.65
1.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.20
VLRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. VLRS: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VLRS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.5  Med: 10.2 Max: 27.7
Current: -1.2
-4.5
27.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,308.03
EPS (TTM) $ -0.11
Beta-0.12
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $9.31 - 16.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)99.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,289 1,674
EPS ($) -0.46 1.00
EPS without NRI ($) -0.46 1.00
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 11
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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