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Delta Air Lines

DAL

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Profits at America’s second-biggest airline by revenue fell by 18% in 2017. But Delta has sustained a far higher level of profitability than archrivals American and United Continental: Its operating margin of 15% reigns as best of the Big Three. Its in-house portfolio of refineries has helped it hold its own in the face of sharply rising fuel costs; Delta’s jet fuel bill rose 13% in 2017, beating the industry average by around seven points. It also kept a tight rein on wages and benefits, which rose only 4%, in line with revenues, and a new partnership with Aeromexico is off to a strong start. Delta’s biggest edge is its ability to win rich fares from business travelers. It controls more than 70% of the traffic at four major commercial markets: Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis, and over 50% in Salt Lake City. Its dominance in those hubs shields Delta’s margins from inroads from budget competitors such as Southwest.

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CEO

Edward H. Bastian

Sector

Transportation

Industry

Airlines

HQ Location

Atlanta

Years on Global 500 List

24

Employees

86,564

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$41,2444.0%
Profits ($M)$3,577.0-18.2%
Assets ($M)$53,292
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$13,910
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues8.7%
Profits as % of Assets6.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25.7%
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