Comparing Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) and The Competition

Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ: AAWW) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “TRANSPORT-AIR” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Atlas Air Worldwide to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Air Worldwide $2.16 billion $223.47 million 12.26
Atlas Air Worldwide Competitors $13.55 billion $896.19 million 12.03

Atlas Air Worldwide’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Air Worldwide. Atlas Air Worldwide is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Air Worldwide 10.36% 8.27% 2.85%
Atlas Air Worldwide Competitors 6.26% 32.39% 5.06%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.7% of shares of all “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Atlas Air Worldwide shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of shares of all “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Atlas Air Worldwide and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Air Worldwide 0 0 4 0 3.00
Atlas Air Worldwide Competitors 370 1525 2310 166 2.52

Atlas Air Worldwide currently has a consensus target price of $79.50, suggesting a potential upside of 31.51%. As a group, “TRANSPORT-AIR” companies have a potential upside of 11.40%. Given Atlas Air Worldwide’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Atlas Air Worldwide is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Atlas Air Worldwide has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Air Worldwide’s peers have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Atlas Air Worldwide peers beat Atlas Air Worldwide on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Atlas Air Worldwide Company Profile

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services throughout the world, serving Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America through contractual service arrangements, including those through which it provides aircraft to customers and value-added services, including crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI), as well as those through which it provides crew, maintenance and insurance, but not the aircraft (CMI); cargo and passenger charter services (Charter), and dry leasing aircraft and engines (Dry Leasing). The Company’s segments include ACMI, Charter and Dry Leasing. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated fleet of 747 freighters and provided customers a range of 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger applications. Its subsidiaries include Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Southern Air, Inc. (Southern Air).

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