Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.
The airline industry continues to recover, and it is still a great place to invest in. Most carriers are experiencing strong passenger traffic due to overall economic improvements. The consumer confidence index is at multi-year high levels with a reading of 80.1. The airlines mentioned herein offer attractive investment opportunities, and they may be considered for your growth-oriented portfolio.
These airlines will grow!
Most airlines’ stocks have had a very nice run this year. However, Hawaiian Airlines (NASDAQ: HA) was off of investors’ radar for the most part of the year. After publishing its second-quarter report, the stock has gained some steam, but is still up less than 15%. Is this an opportunity that is yet to evolve?
The company has beaten earnings estimates by 85%. Operating income rose 7.7 more »
As with most sectors, airline stocks generally trade in the same general direction whether up in bull markets or down in bear markets. Typically the better company in the sector outperforms, but for an investor picking the right group is the major battle. In the case of the airlines, the whole sector is gaining as historically strong profits and reduced competition from consolidation promises to continue the profits streak. In more »
When reviewing the quarterly results for Republic Airways (NASDAQ: RJET), a couple of numbers really stuck out as shocking and actually in a good way. The company reported the amazing combination of lower revenue yet higher operating margin. What is going on in the airline industry that is allowing this focus on profits?
Republic Airways is a jumbled group of airlines including Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines, and Shuttle more »
A day after absorbing an 11% loss, Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ: ALGT) shareholders should spend a minute reviewing the results that caused the selloff. Were the second quarter numbers really bad enough to justify the stock plunge?
The company focuses on low-cost travel to leisure destinations and has seen a dramatic stock increase since the middle of 2011.
Before digging too much into the numbers, it is worth reviewing the headlines more »
When reviewing the airline sector, the moves made by Republic Airways (NASDAQ: RJET) appear to be all the right ones. In an industry long focused on market share and size, the airlines as a group have undertaken a new dedication to focusing on profits regardless of market share or supposed industry importance.
Republic Airways is a jumbled group of airlines including Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines, and Shuttle America more »
This year has been a good one for the airlines. Most airline stocks have enjoyed a healthy upside.
Among regional airlines, the best performer to date has been Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), the owner of Frontier Airlines and Republic Airlines. The stock is already up a whopping 104% this year, but I think that it has even more room to grow.
Despite the recent rise in price more »
Among airline stocks, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLUNASDAQ: JBLU)) surged recently after reports surfaced that the company is being targeted for a buyout by David Neeleman, who is tipped to be contemplating a merger between JetBlue and his start-up carrier Azul Linhas Aereas. The unconfirmed news not only lifted JetBlue but also worked wonders for Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ: ALGT) and Republic Airways (NASDAQ: RJET). While acquisitions usually unlock huge upside, there more »
Many travelers have never heard of the names SkyWest (NASDAQ: SKYW), Republic Airways (NASDAQ: RJET), or Pinnacle Airlines. Yet, chances are that if you regularly fly on regional flights you have flown on these airlines, or one of many similar regional carriers, at one time or another.
Different airline, same colors
Travelers who don’t realize that their regional flight is operated by a separate carrier are not alone. While more »
Among the valuation measures investors use to analyze a company’s stock is book value. This value gives investors an approximate feel for what the company would be worth if sold off piece by piece with all parts valued near their full amount. Of course, there are some flaws with this technique; companies can artificially inflate book value or book value does not always fully reflect a company’s potential more »
Airline stocks have outperformed the market after a long curse. It was not uncommon to think about airline companies as the worst possible investment ever. However, most of them have been rallying this year, easily outperforming the S&P 500. Republic Airways (NASDAQ: RJET) and SkyWest (NASDAQ: SKYW) are two regional airlines of roughly the same valuation by market capitalization.
However, Republic Airways has rallied 90% year-to-date, while SkyWest has more »
Most airline stocks have been rising this year. This is true for both major and regional airlines. Republic Airways (NASDAQ: RJET) is up more than 90% year-to-date. The stock has risen from low values, trading near $5 for the most of 2012. Does it still present value?
Republic Airways Holdings is an airline holding company and owner of Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. It reports its more »
The merger of American Airlines with US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is not the first for the Texas-based carrier.
American has merged with other airlines three times since 1986 in the hopes of delivering more value to its shareholders. The culmination was the bankruptcy filing of American Airlines in November 2011. Based on the rise in US Airways' stock since that unfortunate event for American, the stock market has been anticipating more »
US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has taken another step closer towards a deal with American Airlines with the signing of a non-disclosure agreement that will facilitate more intensive due diligence before any transaction can be initiated. Doug Parker, Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, has been very open about his desire to combine the two airlines. US Airways even went so far as to negotiate with the unions of American Airlines more »
The third time should prove to be a charm for Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET) in its quest to move Frontier Airlines out from its corporate structure and off its financial statements.
In 2009, Republic Airways topped Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) in the bidding war for Frontier Airlines, purchasing it for about $1.1 billion in considerations. Southwest Airlines was the ultimate winner, by far, as the acquisition has proven more »
Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL) has hardly attempted to cloak its interest in acquiring American Airlines, now that it is in bankruptcy. While the efforts of US Airways (NYSE: LCC) have certainly been more prominent, it was reported in The Wall Street Journal that Delta Airlines has hired the investment firm Blackstone to advise on the feasibility of a bid and how it should be structured. There has been no offer more »
There has been much speculation in the airline industry that US Airways (NYSE: LCC) will buy now-bankrupt American Airlines as a way to expand their business and compete with the other major carriers. At this point, I contend that US Airways does not only want to merge with American, but they need to if they are going to survive industry consolidation and rising jet fuel prices.
Mergers Mergers Everywhere!
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In all my years of investing, I have never been a fan of airline stocks. With constantly fluctuating fuel prices, frequent labor disputes, enormous debt levels, and high capital costs, I just don't see the risk/reward situation being in my favor. But this got me thinking.
People must buy airline stocks and they must do so for a reason. In the interest of showing another side of the more »
Airline CEOs would do well to read Motley Fool more and listen to their investment bankers less.
In 2000, Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL) acquired Comair in a deal valued at $2.3 billion. Delta Airlines just announced that it would be closing Comair, its feeder carrier, this fall. There has been no statement yet on the impact of this on the earnings from Delta Airlines.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, American Airlines clearly has no desire to traverse the state of New Mexico to join forces in any manner with US Airways (NYSE: LCC), headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Crossing over the Pacific Ocean might result in a more beneficial arrangement with Japan Airlines, which is coming out of reorganization with plans for a $6 billion initial public offering in September.
Japan Airlines is already a more »
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