Business Analysis of American Airlines

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of American Airlines

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Business Overview

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a network air carrier. It provides scheduled air transportation services for passengers and cargo. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated a mainline fleet of 930 aircraft. It serves 350 destinations in approximately 50 countries, principally from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix, as well as in Washington, D.C. The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. American Airlines Group Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

American Airlines

American Airlines


R&P Rank: 63
Sector: Travel & Leisure
Industry:Airline
H.Q Location:Texas
Website: www.americanairlines.com
Company Address:
4333 AMON CARTER BLVD, FORT WORTH TX 76155
Ph:817-963-1234

Business Analysis of American Airlines

The Travel & Leisure Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how American Airlines compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by American Airlines to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.

Here is the performance snapshot of American Airlines with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: American Airlines reported a revenue growth of -2.0% year-on-year during 2016. Airline Industry grew at -1.0% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, American Airlines spent 39.6% of its total revenues on COGS. Airline industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 38.0%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: American Airlines R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, American Airlines spent 30.4% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Airline industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 29.6%
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, American Airlines spent 2.7% of its total revenues on Inventories. Airline industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 2.2%
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, American Airlines invested 4.0% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Airline industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 5.2%
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, American Airlines invested 4.0% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Airline industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 3.8%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, American Airlines invested 77.5% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Airline industry average PPE investment in the same period was 73.7%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, American Airlines invested 15.6% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Airline industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 20.3%
  10. Net Margins: American Airlines Net Margins in the year 2016 were 6.7%. Airline industry average Net Margins in the same period were 8.6%

Sector and Industry Association of American Airlines

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries.

American Airlines is associated with Travel & Leisure Sector and Airline Industry.

Travel & Leisure sector is comprised of the following industries: Airline; Car Rental Services; Casino; Hotels and Resorts; Recreational Services. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Airline industry includes companies primarily engaged in providing passenger air transport.
  • Car Rental Services industry includes companies engaged in providing car rental services.
  • Casino industry includes providers of gambling and casino facilities.
  • Hotels and Resorts industry includes operators of hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, spas and campgrounds.
  • Recreational Services industry includes providers of leisure facilities and services, such as amusement and theme parks, fitness centers, cruise lines, movie theaters, racetracks, and sports teams.

Industry Ranking of American Airlines

With $40.2 billion revenues, American Airlines ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Airline industry. There were a total of 10 public companies in the US Airline industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Airline industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. American Airlines ($40.2 billion)
  2. Delta Airlines ($39.6 billion)
  3. United Continental ($36.6 billion)
  4. Southwest Airlines ($20.4 billion)
  5. JetBlue Airways ($6.6 billion)
  6. Alaska Air Group ($5.9 billion)
  7. SkyWest ($3.1 billion)
  8. Hawaiian Holdings ($2.5 billion)
  9. Spirit Airlines ($2.3 billion)
  10. Allegiant Travel ($1.4 billion)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Revenues Analysis

American Airlines (AAL) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) from 2012 to 2016. American Airlines generated a total of $40.2 billion revenues during 2016. American Airlines reported a revenue growth of -2% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

American Airlines (AAL) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) from 2002 to 2016. American Airlines generated a total of $40.2 billion revenues during 2016. American Airlines reported a revenue growth of -2% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

American Airlines (AAL) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) revenue growth with Airline industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. American Airlines reported a revenue growth of -2% year-over-year during 2016. The Airline industry growth was -1% year-over-year during 2016. American Airlines growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

American Airlines (AAL) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2014 To...

This report provides the last three years net profit and net margin of American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) from 2014 to 2016. American Airlines reported a total net income of $2.7 billion during 2016. American Airlines generated a total of $40.2 billion revenues during 2016. American Airlines net profit margin was 6.7% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.