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  • Previous Rank78
  • Revenues ($M)38,901
  • Revenue Percent Change1.6%
  • Profits ($M)1,132
  • Profits Percent Change98.2%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)25,839

As oil prices have plummeted, the Chicago-based airline’s profits soared to more than $1 billion last year, a 98% increase over the year before. With more than $4 billion in cash at the end of last year, the company says it may now dip now into its coffers to bolster the number of planes in its fleet. Although United has no plans to institute a dividend, the plan can be considered good news for investors since it will help check the company’s debt and build assets. As an added boon, the airline plans to deploy Wi-Fi on almost all regional flights this year.

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Company Info

Oscar Munoz
HQ Location
Chicago, IL
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)38,9011.6%
Profits ($M)1,13298.2%
Total Stockholder Equity2,396-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)25,839-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.9%
Profits as % of Assets3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity47.2%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.93
EPS % Change (from 2013)91.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)76.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)39%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-