Shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) recorded 0.00% loss during trading session on March 8th, 2019. The script traded as low as $48.92 and last traded at $49.59. 8.56 million shares changed exchanged hands during trading, a drop of -6.1% from the 30-day average session volume of 8.07M shares. The firm had previously closed at $49.59. The company has $678.95M outstanding shares, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.74, price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.76 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a RSI of 47.61, ATR of 1.01 and a volatility of 1.95% this week. DAL has a 52 week low price of $45.08 and a 52 week high price of $61.32.
Investors have identified the tech company Delta Air Lines, Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around 33.67B, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For DAL, the company has in raw cash 1.57 billion on their books with 3.29 billion currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 0 total, with 0 as their total liabilities. This figure have given the company a good sense of viability under numerous contexts.
DAL were able to record 1.85 billion as free cash flow during the recently reported quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 895 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 7.01 billion as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, Delta Air Lines, Inc. recorded a total of 10.74 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 0.05% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter reducing by -0.11%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 7.11 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 3.63 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 678.95M with the revenue now reading 1530 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (2.13 cents a share).
Is the stock of DAL attractive?
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 6.96 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on DAL sounds very interesting.
In related news, 10% Owner BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC bought 2,345,077 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on March 8th, 2019. The purchase was performed at an average price of 49.37, for a total value of 115,783,018. As the purchase deal closes, the 10% Owner BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC now bought 1,820,918 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 89,722,434. Also, 10% Owner BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC bought 1,202,961 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on March 6th, 2019. The shares were bought at an average cost of 49.65 per share, with a total market value of 66,737,961. Following this completion of disposal, the Sr. EVP & COO now holds 36,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 1,854,216. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.30%.
7 out of 21 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 5 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Delta Air Lines, Inc. stock. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the DAL stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $61.74.