Contrasting Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (VLRS) & Republic Airways (RJETQ)

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (NYSE: VLRS) and Republic Airways (OTCMKTS:RJETQ) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV has a beta of -0.11, indicating that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Republic Airways has a beta of 3.56, indicating that its share price is 256% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV and Republic Airways’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV -1.07% -2.76% -1.27%
Republic Airways -127.81% -1,049.84% -43.36%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV and Republic Airways’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV $1.14 billion 0.63 $188.64 million ($0.14) -58.50
Republic Airways N/A N/A N/A ($13.48) 0.00

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV has higher revenue and earnings than Republic Airways. Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Republic Airways, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV and Republic Airways, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV 0 3 3 0 2.50
Republic Airways 0 0 0 0 N/A

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV currently has a consensus price target of $15.70, suggesting a potential upside of 91.70%. Given Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV is more favorable than Republic Airways.

Summary

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV beats Republic Airways on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV is a Mexico-based company engaged in the airline passenger transportation sector. The Company operates as an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC). Its activities are divided into two geographical regions: Mexico (national operations), as well as the Unites States and Central America (international operations). The Company offers direct, point-to-point flights. The Company serves through secondary, lower cost airports and provides a single class of service. Its fleet includes a number of Airbus aircrafts, such as A319, A320 and A321. The Company operates through Comercializadora Volaris SA de CV, Servicios Corporativos Volaris SA de CV and Servicios Operativos Terrestres Volaris SA de CV, among others.

About Republic Airways

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company offers scheduled passenger services through its operating air carrier subsidiaries, Shuttle America Corporation (Shuttle) and Republic Airline Inc. (Republic). The Company’s subsidiaries offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,090 flights daily to approximately 120 cities in over 40 states and Canada under scheduled passenger service through its fixed-fee code-share agreements with United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta), and American Airlines Group, Inc. (American). The Company provides its partners with fixed-fee regional airline services, operating as United Express, Delta Connection, or American Eagle, including service out of their hubs and focus cities. It provides approximately 550 flights per day as American Eagle. It provides approximately 250 flights per day as Delta Connection. It provides approximately 300 flights per day as United Express.

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