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  • Previous Rank265
  • Revenues ($M)$36,556
  • Revenue Percent Change-3.5%
  • Profits ($M)$2,263
  • Profits Percent Change-69.2%
  • Assets ($M)$40,140
  • Employees88,000

For United, 2016 was a year of recovery. CEO Oscar Munoz “who suffered a heart attack in October 2015 after just 38 days on the job” underwent a full heart transplant and returned to work just two months later in March 2016. The company also poached president Scott Kirby from rival American Airlines and successfully settled contract negotiations with four major unions. Revenues declined by $1.3 billion, a result of competition on passenger fares and a strong U.S. dollar, and a slew of public relations crises kept the company in the news for all the wrong reasons. No matter: Investors see upside, and the stock is up more than 10% year-to-date.

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Company Information

Oscar Munoz
HQ Location
Chicago, IL
Years on Global 500 List22

United Continental Holdings Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$36,556-3.5%
Profits ($M)$2,263-69.2%
Assets ($M)$40,140-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$8,659-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6.2%
Profits as % of Assets5.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity26.1%