United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL – Get Free Report) and Harbor Diversified (OTCMKTS:HRBR – Get Free Report) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
70.4% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Harbor Diversified shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of United Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Harbor Diversified shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for United Airlines and Harbor Diversified, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares United Airlines and Harbor Diversified’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|United Airlines||$44.96 billion||0.35||$737.00 million||$8.06||6.01|
|Harbor Diversified||$280.86 million||0.34||$39.11 million||N/A||N/A|
United Airlines has higher revenue and earnings than Harbor Diversified.
Volatility and Risk
United Airlines has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Harbor Diversified has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares United Airlines and Harbor Diversified’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
United Airlines beats Harbor Diversified on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About United Airlines
United Airlines Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional fleets. It also offers catering, ground handling, training, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as United Continental Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to United Airlines Holdings, Inc. in June 2019. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
About Harbor Diversified
Harbor Diversified, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in the United States. It also leases and finances flight equipment. As of December 31, 2022, it owned and operated a fleet of 64 regional jets. The company was formerly known as Harbor BioSciences, Inc. and changed its name to Harbor Diversified, Inc. in February 2012. Harbor Diversified, Inc. was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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