|Bid||37.52 x 1600|
|Ask||37.54 x 2400|
|Day's Range||37.31 - 37.54|
|52 Week Range||34.46 - 40.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.56%|
For August 2017, AAL's international traffic increased 6.9% year-over-year. Year-to-date, its international traffic has increased 5.5% YoY.
American Airlines' (AAL) capacity grew 3.2% year-over-year in August, significantly higher than its 0.4% year-over-year growth reported in the previous seven months.
AAL has paid little attention to its total debt, which rose from $20.8 billion at the end of 2015 to $24.3 billion at the end of 2016 and $24.5 billion at the end of 1Q17.
American Airlines' valuation is the second highest in the industry, along with Alaska Air Group's (ALK) 6.6x EV-to-EBITDA ratio.
In the last week of June 2017, Qatar Airways' CEO, Akbar Al Baker, disclosed the carrier’s interest in buying a 10% stake worth $808 million in American Airlines through the open market.
United Continental (UAL) is currently trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 5.8x.
At the start of the year, United announced its plan to grow its capacity by 0%–1%, in line with GDP growth expectations.
AAL's utilization rose 0.3% YoY (year-over-year) in February, then by 1.8% YoY in April and 0.2% YoY in May.
For May 2017, American Airlines (AAL) reported a 2.3% YoY (year-over-year) growth in capacity—its highest growth so far in 2017.
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Currently, American Airlines (AAL) is valued at 6.6x its forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization).
As opposed to most other airlines that have been reducing their debts, American Airlines' (AAL) debt has risen, partly due to its focus on completing its integration with US Airways.
Analysts' "hold" ratings on American Airlines stock have risen significantly. Nine analysts, a total of 56.3%, now have “hold” ratings on the stock.
For 2016 overall, United Continental (UAL) has generated $5.5 billion in operating cash flow and $1.9 billion in free cash flow.
Airlines have long been known as capital destroyers. In times of profitability (such as now), they increase capacity to an extent that can't be filled.