Mesa Air Group (MESA) vs. The Competition Financial Comparison

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Mesa Air Group (NASDAQ: MESA) is one of 25 public companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Mesa Air Group to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.


This table compares Mesa Air Group and its competitors’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mesa Air Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mesa Air Group $681.59 million $33.26 million 7.43
Mesa Air Group Competitors $13.33 billion $926.23 million 9.31

Mesa Air Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mesa Air Group. Mesa Air Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.9% of Mesa Air Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.3% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of shares of all “Air transportation, scheduled” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Mesa Air Group and its competitors, as provided by

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 presently has a consensus target price of $17.40, suggesting a potential upside of 90.37%. As a group, “Air transportation, scheduled” companies have a potential upside of 28.17%. Given Mesa Air Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Mesa Air Group is more favorable than its competitors.


Mesa Air Group competitors beat Mesa Air Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Mesa Air Group Company Profile

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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