American Airlines (AAL): Earnings Whisper

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) is set to report earnings results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Friday. The Street is looking for revenues of $10.84 billion, a 4.15% decline from $11.34 billion reported in the same period a year earlier. As far as EPS is concerned, analysts expect American Airlines’ yoy profit to increase by 122% to $2.60. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $2.65.

As a quick reminder, American Airlines reported 1Q/15 EPS of $1.73, or $0.03 better than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs fell 1.70% yoy to $9.83 million versus the $10 billion consensus.

On valuation measures, American Airlines shares are currently priced at 9.29x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them quite inexpensive compared to the industry’s 55.21x earnings multiple. The company’s current year EPS growth estimate stands at 125.40%, compared to the industry’s growth rate of 64.40%. AAL has a t-12 price/sales ratio of 0.68. EPS for the same period registers at $4.58.

American Airlines shares have declined 3.72% in the last 4 weeks and 19.23% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 0.26%. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company, which is currently valued at $29.44 billion, has a median Wall Street price target of $55.00 with a high target of $73.00. AAL is down 1.35% year-over-year and 22.43% year-to-date.

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