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United (UAL) Posts Q2 Earnings And Revenue Beats

United Continental Holdings UAL just released its second-quarter fiscal 2017 financial results, posting earnings of $2.75 per share and revenues of $10 billion. Currently, UAL is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is down 3.68% to $76.00 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

United:

Beat earnings estimates. The company posted earnings of $2.75 (excluding nine cents for non-recurring itemss), beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.65.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw total revenues of $10 billion, just beating our consensus estimate of $9.96 billion and increasing 6.4% year-over-year.

Second-quarter 2017 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was up 2.1 percent and consolidated yield increased 2.0 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016. 

United said that it now expects third-quarter pre-tax margin to fall in the range of 12.5% to 14.5%. The company also expects PRASM to come in somewhere between a 1% slump and a 1% gain in the third quarter.

"The positive financial and operational performance this past quarter demonstrates that United is firmly on the right path. From investing in our products and our people, redoubling our focus on the customer experience, closing the margin gap with our peers and delivering strong returns to our investors, we have made important progress and moved United decisively forward,” said Oscar Munoz, chief executive officer of United Airlines.

Take a look at this chart for a peek at United’s earnings history:

United Continental Holdings, Inc. is in the Airlines industry. It is the holding company for United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The Company operates its businesses through two reporting segments: Mainline and Regional Affiliates. The Company manages its business as an integrated network with assets deployed across its Mainline and regional carrier networks. 

 

Check back later for our full analysis on UAL’s earnings report!

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