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  • Previous Rank
    253
  • Revenues ($M)
    $42,207
  • Revenue Percent Change
    5%
  • Profits ($M)
    $1,919.00
  • Profits Percent Change
    -28.3%
  • Assets ($M)
    $51,396.00
  • Employees
    126,600

The world’s largest carrier 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 company 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 Information

CEO
W. Douglas Parker
Sector
Transportation
Industry
Airlines
HQ Location
Fort Worth
Websitehttp://www.aa.com
Years on Global 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)$42,2075%
Profits ($M)$1,919.00-28.3%
Assets ($M)$51,396.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,926.00-

Profit Ratios

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