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Under the leadership of CEO Richard Anderson, the airline has placed a number of unusual bets, including buying half a stake in Virgin Atlantic and purchasing its own oil refinery in 2012. That latter deal–intended to save the Atlanta-based company money on fuel bills–may seem like a folly after the cost of oil dropped precipitously last year. Nevertheless, the company remains committed to its supply chain “vertical integration.” Relying mainly on refurbished older airplanes, it remains to be seen whether this strategy to lessen capital expenses will pose a risk moving forward. In the meantime, the airline this year launched a restructured frequent flier program to help court business travelers, and it has been investing heavily in a terminal at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York where it sees opportunities to grow.

Company Info

Edward H. Bastian
HQ Location
Atlanta, GA
Years on List21
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Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)40,3626.9%
Profits ($M)659-93.7%
Total Stockholder Equity8,813-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)37,059-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.6%
Profits as % of Assets1.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity7.5%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)0.78
EPS % Change (from 2013)-93.7%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)80.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)34.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-