Flick through three US airline stocks

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  • American Airlines Group posted Q4 2022 net income of US$ 803 million.
  • United Airlines Holdings' passenger revenue in Q4 2022 was US$ 11,202 million.
  • Delta Air Lines posted US$ 11,965 million in operating revenue for Q4 2022.

The airline industry comprises companies that provide a range of air travel and transportation services for consumers and cargo. They deal in various services, including flight transport, aircraft leasing, travel management services, etc.

Although airline stocks form a crucial part of the equity market, the sector has gone through a lot of turbulence since the pandemic broke out. At a time when it was recovering from the pandemic-induced losses, the grim global economic slowdown set in. The US stock market saw many sectors struggle last year, including aviation.

Amid all these discussions, we’ll analyze three US airline stocks to see how they have fared in their recent quarters:

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL)

American Airlines Group Inc. is a US airline holding company based in Fort Worth, Texas. In the fourth quarter of FY2022, American Airlines posted a net income of US$ 803 million compared to a net loss of US$ 931 million in the same quarter in 2021.

The total operating revenue of the airline company in Q4 2022 was US$ 13,189 million versus US$ 9,427 million in the year-ago quarter. The total current assets of American Airlines at the end of the fourth were US$ 15,269 million compared to US$ 17,336 million in Q4 2021.

The airlines registered US$ 12 billion in total available liquidity. The AAL stock jumped 30.58 per cent YTD while gaining 1.65 per cent over the past week.

United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: UAL)

United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded US airline holding company based in Chicago. The airline has an EPS of 2.17 and a P/E ratio of 23.20.

The total operating revenue of United Airlines in the fourth quarter of FY2022 was US$ 12,400 million compared to US$ 8,192 million in the corresponding quarter in 2021.

The net income  in Q4 2022 was reported at US$ 843 million versus a net loss of US$ 646 million in the same period a year ago.

The passenger revenue in the reported quarter of 2022 was US$ 11,202 million against US$ 6,878 million in the year-ago quarter.

United Airlines posted a full-year 2022 net income of US$ 737 million. The UAL stock soared 31.17 per cent YTD and gained 29.45 per cent over the past month.

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL)

Delta Air Lines, Inc., commonly referred to as Delta, is a major airline in the US. The legacy carrier is among the oldest airlines in the world. Delta has an EPS of 2.04 and a P/B ratio of 9.636.

The earnings per share of Delta in Q4 FY2022 was US 1.48. The airline posted an operating cash flow of US$ 1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The operating income of Delta Air Lines in Q4 2022 was US$ 1,470 million compared to US$ 1,399 million in Q4 2019.

The airline’s operating revenue in Q4 2022 was US$ 13,435 million versus US$ 11,439 million in the same quarter in 2019. In its full-year 2022 GAAP results, Delta reported US$ 50.6 billion in operating revenue. The DAL surged 19.35 per cent YTD.

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Bottom line

As an investor, try to stay calm when the market is turbulent. Do an in-depth analysis of stocks before putting your bets. It will help you protect your portfolio until the volatility subsides.


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