Mesa Air Group (NASDAQ: MESA) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Mesa Air Group to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
69.9% of Mesa Air Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.3% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Mesa Air Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mesa Air Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mesa Air Group Competitors||7.25%||47.87%||5.15%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Mesa Air Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mesa Air Group||$681.59 million||$33.26 million||7.33|
|Mesa Air Group Competitors||$13.33 billion||$926.23 million||9.37|
Mesa Air Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Mesa Air Group. Mesa Air Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Mesa Air Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mesa Air Group||0||0||4||1||3.20|
|Mesa Air Group Competitors||433||1399||1957||155||2.47|
Mesa Air Group currently has a consensus price target of $17.40, suggesting a potential upside of 93.12%. As a group, “Air transportation, scheduled” companies have a potential upside of 28.29%. Given Mesa Air Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Mesa Air Group is more favorable than its peers.
Mesa Air Group peers beat Mesa Air Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Mesa Air Group
Mesa Air Group, Inc. operates as the holding company for Mesa Airlines, Inc., which provides regional air services under capacity purchase agreements with the American Airlines and the United Airlines. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 145 aircraft with approximately 610 daily departures to 110 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Cuba. Mesa Air Group, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
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