Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (NYSE:VLRS) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV and Delta Air Lines’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV $1.39 billion 0.93 -$34.67 million ($0.35) -36.34
Delta Air Lines $47.01 billion 0.80 $4.77 billion $7.31 7.92

Delta Air Lines has higher revenue and earnings than Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV. Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Delta Air Lines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.8% of Delta Air Lines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Delta Air Lines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV and Delta Air Lines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV 5.61% 35.11% 3.61%
Delta Air Lines 10.14% 33.28% 7.57%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV and Delta Air Lines, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV 0 1 8 0 2.89
Delta Air Lines 0 6 10 0 2.63

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV presently has a consensus price target of $12.50, suggesting a potential downside of 1.73%. Delta Air Lines has a consensus price target of $67.29, suggesting a potential upside of 16.18%. Given Delta Air Lines’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Delta Air Lines is more favorable than Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV.

Risk and Volatility

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delta Air Lines has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Delta Air Lines beats Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV

Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. provides air transportation services for passengers, cargo, and mail in Mexico and internationally. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated a fleet of 77 Airbus narrow-body aircraft, which include 8 Airbus A319s, 55 A320s, and 14 A321s. It operates approximately 394 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 26 cities in the United States and Central America. The company also offers merchandising, recruitment and payroll, and travel agency services. Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered on a system of hubs and markets at airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul-Incheon, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile applications/Web, telephone reservations, online travel agencies, traditional brick and mortar, and other agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; and vacation packages to third-party consumers, as well as aircraft charters, and management and programs. The company operates through a fleet of approximately 800 aircraft. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Receive News & Ratings for Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.