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JetBlue Airways Corporation Message Board

  • mustangsny mustangsny May 11, 2007 10:32 PM Flag


    Jblu is a good buy out target for one of the majors. They
    have found a niche in the market and the marketing has
    created a Brand. People like flying the blue and I have
    taken many flights in the last few months and the planes
    are always packed. Becuase of the day with all the cancellations the stock went onto a spiral but this was
    a rare thing for Jet Blue to encounter. In any event their
    business model is sold, people accept and like flying this airlline and they have made a dent and a difference in a
    very compteitive market. They have good gates, planes,
    simplified maintenance having one model plane, good routes
    and expanding so airlines that want to add their routes
    to there especially if they are flying more foreign routes
    would benefit from buying this airline. Wonder who is waiting in the WINGS for this airline. Price is depressed
    so I see a lot of intrest coming soon especially before they
    get back up as a stellar performer. The time for this
    is NOW or it won't get any cheaper down th runway.

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    • JBLU's model is broken

      They can't get free airplanes from Airbus anymore

      Their airplane are out of waranty. Now they have to pay for maintenance

      They can't get pilots to fly for free anymore. There is a pilot shortage and no more scabs left to hire

      The majors have have the same cost structure as JBLU. DAL,CAL and AMR are going to eat their lunch in the New York market

    • Does George Soros really fly JetBlow?

      Income Statement Get Income Statement for: LUV

      View: Annual Data | Quarterly Data All numbers in thousands
      PERIOD ENDING 31-Dec-06 31-Dec-05 31-Dec-04
      Total Revenue 9,086,000 7,584,000 6,530,000
      Cost of Revenue 6,311,000 5,091,000 4,488,000

      Gross Profit 2,775,000 2,493,000 2,042,000

      Operating Expenses
      Research Development - - -
      Selling General and Administrative 1,326,000 1,204,000 1,057,000
      Non Recurring - - -
      Others 515,000 469,000 431,000

      Total Operating Expenses - - -

      Operating Income or Loss 934,000 820,000 554,000

      Income from Continuing Operations
      Total Other Income/Expenses Net (67,000) 137,000 (16,000)
      Earnings Before Interest And Taxes 867,000 957,000 538,000
      Interest Expense 77,000 83,000 49,000
      Income Before Tax 790,000 874,000 489,000
      Income Tax Expense 291,000 326,000 176,000
      Minority Interest - - -

      Net Income From Continuing Ops 499,000 548,000 313,000

      Non-recurring Events
      Discontinued Operations - - -
      Extraordinary Items - - -
      Effect Of Accounting Changes - - -
      Other Items - - -

      Net Income 499,000 548,000 313,000
      Preferred Stock And Other Adjustments -

      Watt is this airline?

    • I agree with you, the buyout looks more possible every day. As fuel climbs in price more people will look to fly rather than drive. This will allow JBLU to raise their prices. The increase in jet fuel prices will be somewhat nulified by JBLU's fuel hedges between 40 and 60 %.The fact that the price of their shares being down is also more reason for a buyer to come foward now rather than later. The gate space and equipment as in planes and ground equipment could not be bought cheaper than buying the whole pie and selling off things that are not needed. The market cap of 2 billion is less than 1 times revenue, very cheap compared to most buyouts. my guess is 15 per share if an offer comes by the end of May. If no one comes knocking by June I still think you will see 15 before the end of june...

    • Wrong, it'll definitely get cheaper, things will get much worse before ANY consolidation of any kind, much, much worse. G.L.

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