RYA.L - Ryanair Holdings plc

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in EUR
12.33
-0.32 (-2.53%)
At close: 5:09PM GMT
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Previous Close12.65
Open12.48
Bid12.35 x 0
Ask12.35 x 0
Day's Range11.73 - 12.49
52 Week Range8.39 - 16.97
Volume4,636,973
Avg. Volume2,394,388
Market Cap13.525B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.64
PE Ratio (TTM)13.40
EPS (TTM)0.92
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateFeb 12, 2015
1y Target Est14.77
  • Ryanair says MAX woes may delay growth by two years
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    Ryanair says MAX woes may delay growth by two years

    Ryanair is one of the biggest customers for the Boeing 737 MAX jet. So it's little surprise that the plane's grounding is impacting Europe's largest low cost airline. Now the firm says it may have to push back its long-term target of flying 200 million passengers per year by as much as two years, while it waits for new deliveries of the model. It's got 210 jets on order and hopes to have its first 55 of those flying by summer 2021 - a year later than planned. But Chief Executive Michael O'Leary suggested on Monday (February 3) that Boeing's delivery schedule could ultimately run two years late. The 737 MAX, Boeing's fastest-selling aircraft, was grounded in March after 346 people died in two crashes attributed to the plane's anti-stall software. Boeing now says it does not expect the MAX to return to service until mid-2020. Ryanair said the MAX delays had forced it to close a number of loss-making winter bases, leading to some crew redundancies in Spain, Germany and Sweden. The airline reported profit after tax of $97.6million for the three months to the end of December, with average fares up 9%. The update came weeks after Ryanair raised its profit forecast to between 1 and 1.17 billion dollars for its financial year to the end of March - thanks to a better than expected Christmas and New Year.

  • Ryanair raises profit forecast after healthy holiday season
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    Ryanair raises profit forecast after healthy holiday season

    Ryanair shares flew high on Friday (January 10). As the Irish airline raised its full-year profit forecast after a strong performance over Christmas and New Year. Europe's largest low-cost operator expects a profit of between 950 million and 1 billion euros for its financial year to the end of March. That's well up on its previous estimate of 800 to 900 million euros it projected in November. Ryanair's shares were up 7 per cent on the update. January to April bookings are better-than-expected and come just a month after Ryanair had to cut its summer capacity. That was due to Boeing delaying its return of the grounded 737 MAX to the air. Analysts said Ryanair could be the first sign of recovery in airline sector profits, and helped lift shares in other airlines. Fellow budget carriers Easyjet jumped 3.4% While Hungarian rival Wizz Air saw shares jump more than 4%. Stocks in British-Airways owned IAG were also up 4.5%.

  • Skift Forum Europe Preview: Why Ryanair Still Doesn’t Need to Be Loved
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    Skift Forum Europe Preview: Why Ryanair Still Doesn’t Need to Be Loved

    When Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs helped launch Ryanair's customer service-focused Always Getting Better campaign back in 2014, he said he wanted to make the airline "as liked as we are useful." And while the Irish carrier isn't immune from criticism, some of the harder edges have undoubtedly smoothed out during his tenure. Jacobs won't, […]

  • Markets ‘powered through’ SARS, but the coronavirus outbreak is different, Cowen says — and here’s why
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    Markets ‘powered through’ SARS, but the coronavirus outbreak is different, Cowen says — and here’s why

    The coronavirus epidemic could have a worse impact on stocks and the travel industry than the SARS outbreak, Cowen analysts are warning.

  • Financial Times

    Airline stocks plunge as coronavirus hits Italy

    The airlines and hotel sectors most exposed to Europe were the hardest hit on a day marked by steep falls on stock markets from London to Milan. “What had been priced in by the market so far was weakness in China and a little bit of spillover into Asia Pacific from concerns about Chinese tourists not travelling so much,” said Harry Martin, a leisure analyst at Bernstein. it had no plans to suspend the continent’s Schengen free travel zone and warned against a “panic” reaction to the news that Italian authorities had quarantined at least 10 towns in the north of the country.

  • Exclusive: Ryanair marketing chief Kenny Jacobs to leave company
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    Exclusive: Ryanair marketing chief Kenny Jacobs to leave company

    Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs, who spearheaded the airline's drive to improve customer service, is to leave his position after six years at the end of April to pursue other challenges, he told Reuters on Monday. Jacobs, who joined Ryanair at the start of 2014, was the architect of the airline's 'Always Getting Better' drive to improve customer service and was charged with overhauling the company's web site to adapt to individual customer preferences. "I will enjoy a summer off with family and then look for my next challenge," Jacobs said.

  • Ryanair Is a Polluting Airline. There's No Hiding That Fact
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    Ryanair Is a Polluting Airline. There's No Hiding That Fact

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Ryanair Holdings Plc has been given a telling off by the U.K.’s advertising watchdog for making “misleading” claims about its carbon emissions. Ads claiming Ryanair is Europe’s “lowest emissions airline” must be withdrawn because the Irish carrier did not fully substantiate this and other environmental boasts, the Advertising Standards Authority found.As the climate crisis intensifies, Ryanair probably won’t be the last big company given a dressing down by regulators for “greenwashing.” Environmental considerations are increasingly directing consumer purchases and institutional investment decisions. This creates a big incentive for companies to put a positive spin on things. The huge variety and inherent complexity of some climate-related disclosures tempt businesses to focus on the flattering ones and ignore the rest. In fairness to Ryanair, its claims are based on facts. But it’s an airline, and airlines are heavy polluters, however much they tie a bow on it.The company and its outspoken boss, Michael O’Leary, certainly have form when it comes to making specious claims about the business. On past occasions the company has claimed to be “Europe’s favorite airline.” That may have been true in terms of passengers carried — it’s neck and neck with Deutsche Lufthansa AG — but Ryanair ranks last in Which Magazine’s yearly U.K. passenger satisfaction survey. O’Leary’s capacity for chutzpah is high.In some respects, the ASA’s new ruling is a bit harsh on Ryanair. Its operations are pretty efficient in terms of carbon per passenger kilometer traveled, as I’ve written before.Ryanair flights tend to be full, it doesn’t waste space on business class and its planes fly point-to-point, rather than via hubs, which saves fuel. If consumers are going to buy a product or service anyway, it’s better that they favor a company with a lower per-unit carbon footprint. Ryanair’s new practice of publishing a monthly CO2 report is commendable too. ASA’s main beef was that it hadn’t provided sufficient data to back up its claims and some information was out of date.Still, no one should shed tears on Ryanair’s behalf; its environmental messaging is still way off key. In public statements, O’Leary has repeatedly disparaged climate science. Furthermore, Ryanair’s business model of selling cheap tickets has helped transform flying from an uncommon luxury into a mass-market phenomenon, thereby worsening the industry’s emissions.In absolute terms, Ryanair’s carbon emissions aren’t the biggest among European airlines. But they’ve kept rising because Ryanair is carrying more passengers every year.It’s fine for companies to brag about and set targets for carbon efficiency, as Ryanair does. This a necessary counter-balance to reporting only on absolute emissions, which might show improvement just because a company’s sales have declined.  If their total emissions keep rising, however, corporate claims to be the “greenest” anything will ring hollow.To contact the author of this story: Chris Bryant at cbryant32@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at jboxell@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Chris Bryant is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies. He previously worked for the Financial Times.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Budget carrier Ryanair ordered to drop low-emissions ad claims
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    Budget carrier Ryanair ordered to drop low-emissions ad claims

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Ryanair Holdings Plc publicity describing the budget carrier as a "low-CO2 emissions airline" has been deemed misleading by Britain's main advertising watchdog, which ordered its withdrawal on Wednesday. Ryanair print and broadcast adverts last September made environmental claims that were misleading and poorly substantiated and "must not appear again in their current forms", the Advertising Standards Authority ruled. Under CEO Michael O'Leary, the low-cost airline has tangled repeatedly with advertising authorities - often over discount terms and conditions - and on Wednesday struck an unabashed tone.

  • Europe's Biggest Boeing 737 Max Customer Just Made A New Offer
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    Europe's Biggest Boeing 737 Max Customer Just Made A New Offer

    Ryanair put an offer in for more Boeing 737 Max jets but won't make the order official until the global grounding of the troubled jet is lifted.

  • Coronavirus update: 361 have died, there are now 11 cases in the U.S. and the case count has doubled SARS
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    Coronavirus update: 361 have died, there are now 11 cases in the U.S. and the case count has doubled SARS

    U.S. health officials expanded the number of airports that U.S. citizens returning from China’s Hubei Province will be funneled through as part of the government’s efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Ryanair Says Coronavirus Could Keep Europeans Closer to Home
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    Ryanair Says Coronavirus Could Keep Europeans Closer to Home

    (Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.Ryanair Holdings Plc said demand for air travel within Europe could receive an unlikely boost if the Chinese coronavirus epidemic persists, prompting people to holiday closer to home.Trends from 2003, when travelers shunned Asia after the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, suggest consumers may begin to alter their travel habits, Ryanair Chief Financial Officer Neil Sorahan said in an interview.“People tended to stay close to home,” Sorahan told Bloomberg Television on Monday. “They holidayed in Europe as opposed to heading as far afield as Asia and elsewhere.”The coronavirus that spread from Wuhan in recent weeks has killed more than 360 people and infected 17,000. Dozens of nations and airlines are restricting travel, with almost 10,000 flights canceled through Jan. 31, according to data provider Cirium, even though the World Health Organization has so far said that such limits aren’t needed to control the advance.SARS affected 26 countries, resulting in close to 800 deaths from about 8,000 cases, according to the WHO. Fitch Group said in a note that a prolonged outbreak of the coronavirus would weigh on the tourist economy in Thailand, affecting not only Chinese demand but travel from elsewhere. As of Monday the Southeast Asian country had 19 confirmed cases, Fitch said.For Ryanair, a surge in European travel would bolster margins as it grapples with the grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jet. The discount giant reaffirmed that deliveries from a 200-strong order won’t commence until September or October, so that fuel-efficiency savings won’t be realized until late in the fiscal year starting in April.Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said he expects Boeing to compensate Ryanair for lost revenue from the Max both this fiscal year and next, and that the focus will be on revising the order price. The carrier has specified a high-capacity variant that will take longer to certify than the baseline model.Ryanair has also issued proposals for the purchase of bigger Max 10 jets seating up to 230 people, O’Leary said, while adding that it may be too early for Boeing to give the matter serious consideration. He said the planemaker needs to target orders from major clients such as his own company and Southwest Airlines Co. to rein in Airbus SE’s lead in the narrow-body sector.Ryanair posted net income of 88 million euros ($98 million) for the third quarter through December from a year-ago loss, aided by last-minute sales over the Christmas holidays. Bookings are 1% up on last year, with planes 96% full, so an increase in regional travel would push up fares.Shares of Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier were trading 5.2% higher at 15.68 euros as of 1:11 p.m. in Dublin, where it is based.(Updates with CEO comments starting in seventh paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: Siddharth Philip in London at sphilip3@bloomberg.net;Manus Cranny in London at mcranny@bloomberg.net;Nejra Cehic in London at ncehic@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net, Christopher Jasper, John BowkerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Ryanair Downplays Long-Term Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak
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    Ryanair Downplays Long-Term Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

    The coronavirus outbreak continues to have a devastating effect on the Chinese travel market with tourism companies exposed to the region suffering already. But there's always a flipside. Businesses that focus elsewhere will have an easier time. Europe's largest low-cost carrier Ryanair might end up being one such beneficiary. "Longer term, we don't think the […]

  • Ryanair makes Boeing offer for new MAX order
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    Ryanair makes Boeing offer for new MAX order

    Ryanair has submitted an offer to Boeing for a new order of its grounded 737 MAX jet but does not expect to finalise it until the plane returns to service, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Monday. Ryanair made the offer for an undisclosed number of 737 MAX 10 jets, a larger model than the MAX 200 model the Irish airline currently has on order, O'Leary said on a conference call following the release of financial results for the last three months of 2019. Ryanair is one of the biggest customers of the MAX, with 210 currently on order.

  • Stocks in Europe wobble as China acts to limit virus fallout
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    Stocks in Europe wobble as China acts to limit virus fallout

    Stocks in Europe wobbled on Monday, as markets reacted to actions taken in China to soothe its economy, which is under pressure from the spreading coronavirus.

  • Ryanair extends buyback plan as it swings to profit in third quarter
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    Ryanair extends buyback plan as it swings to profit in third quarter

    Ryanair Holdings PLC (TICKER:IE:RY4C) (TICKER:RYAAY) said Monday that it was extending its buyback program to the end of July as it reported a swing to net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

  • Ryanair talks tough on compensation as 737 MAX woes cloud growth target
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    Ryanair talks tough on compensation as 737 MAX woes cloud growth target

    The "significant reputational hit" suffered by Boeing's grounded 737 MAX airliner will have to be reflected in the compensation the planemaker pays Ryanair, the CEO of Europe's biggest budget airline said on Monday. Michael O'Leary said as part of those talks he had made an offer for the larger, 230-seat MAX 10 model, but he did not expect Boeing to engage on that until the MAX returns to service. Ryanair is a top buyer with 210 on order but the grounding has forced it to effectively freeze growth this summer.

  • Ryanair says could start getting Boeing 737 MAX by April
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    Ryanair says could start getting Boeing 737 MAX by April

    Ryanair could receive its first deliveries of up to 10 grounded 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing by April, Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said on Tuesday, but cautioned the timing was dependent on regulators. The 737 MAX, Boeing's fastest-selling aircraft, has not flown since last March following two crashes which claimed 346 lives.