United Continental Holdings

United airlines aircraft flies in the dark clouds with sunlight
Miami, United States - August 8, 2013: United airlines aircraft flies in the dark clouds with sunlight at the cockpit.Meinzahn/Getty Images
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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.

Company Info

CEOOscar Munoz
CEO TitleChief Executive Officer & Director
HQ LocationChicago, IL
Years on Fortune 500 List23

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$36,556
Profits ($M)$2,263
Assets ($M)$40,140
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$8,659
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$22,225

Profit Ratios

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

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)685
EPS % Change (from 2015)-64.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)24.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)27.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)31%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)5.8%