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  • Previous Rank
    67
  • Revenues ($M)
    $42,207.00
  • Revenue Percent Change
    5%
  • Profits ($M)
    $1,919.00
  • Profits Percent Change
    -28.3%
  • Assets ($M)
    $51,396.00
  • Employees
    126,600
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)
    $24,584.30

The world’s largest carrier fell a few rungs on the list, to 71st from 67th, but it retained its leading position among U.S. airlines. American benefited from strong demand that raised its revenues by 5% in 2017. But profits are trending in the opposite direction, falling last year by 28%. The big reason: A $1.3 billion increase in fuel costs. That headwind continues to worsen, and it’s the main reason CEO Doug Parker slightly lowered earnings guidance for 2018. Still, American’s vaunted network management remains excellent. The Fort Worth-based carrier is both simplifying and expanding its regional operations, adding substantially to its fleet via $1.4 billion in purchases from Embraer and Bombardier. American also added valuable gates at its Chicago hub, and expanded service to such tropical locales as Miami, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.

Company Info

CEO
W. Douglas Parker
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Transportation
Industry
Airlines
HQ Location
Fort Worth
Websitehttp://www.aa.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Employees126,600
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American Airlines Group Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$42,207.005%
Profits ($M)$1,919.00-28.3%
Assets ($M)$51,396.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,926.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$24,584.30-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.5%
Profits as % of Assets3.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity48.9%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.9
EPS % Change (from 2016)-18.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)12.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-