Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE: GOL) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes -2.70% -9.77% -3.27%
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Competitors 3.84% 10.71% 3.57%

Risk and Volatility

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has a beta of 1.98, suggesting that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ peers have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes $3.12 billion $346.84 million -19.10
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Competitors $8.61 billion $1.57 billion -87.18

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes. Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes 0 2 2 0 2.50
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Competitors 294 1037 2143 95 2.57

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes presently has a consensus price target of $21.25, suggesting a potential downside of 6.88%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 11.13%. Given Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes peers beat Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Company Profile

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA is a Brazil-based airline company. The Company focuses on carrying passengers to over 60 destinations, approximately 50 in Brazil and 10 in South America and the Caribbean. The Company’s fleet includes approximately 120 Boeing 737 aircrafts. The Company operates through two segments: Air transportation and Loyalty program. The Air transportation segment operations originate from its subsidiary Gol Linhas Aereas SA (GLA) for the provision of air transportation services. Its operations also include cargo operations and excess baggage. The Loyalty program segment operations are represented by SMILES coalition loyalty program, which enables clients to accumulate miles and redeem tickets for more than 700 locations worldwide.

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