Financial Analysis: Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) vs. Bristow Group (NASDAQ:BRSWQ)

Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) and Bristow Group (OTCMKTS:BRSWQ) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Atlas Air Worldwide and Bristow Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Air Worldwide 0 1 3 0 2.75
Bristow Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Atlas Air Worldwide currently has a consensus target price of $42.75, indicating a potential downside of 35.27%. Given Atlas Air Worldwide’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atlas Air Worldwide is more favorable than Bristow Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide and Bristow Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Air Worldwide $2.74 billion 0.63 -$293.11 million $5.24 12.60
Bristow Group $1.37 billion 0.00 -$336.85 million N/A N/A

Atlas Air Worldwide has higher revenue and earnings than Bristow Group.


This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide and Bristow Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Air Worldwide -8.66% 13.46% 4.62%
Bristow Group N/A N/A N/A


Atlas Air Worldwide beats Bristow Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It operates through three segments: ACMI, Charter, and Dry Leasing. The company offers outsourced cargo and passenger aircraft operating solutions, including contractual service arrangements, such as the provision of aircraft; and value-added services, including crew, maintenance, and insurance to aircraft and other customers. It also provides cargo and passenger aircraft charter services to the U.S. Military Air Mobility Command, charter brokers, freight forwarders, direct shippers, airlines, sports teams and fans, and private charter customers; and aircraft and engines dry leasing services. In addition, the company offers administrative and management support services, and flight simulator training services. It also serves express delivery providers, e-commerce retailers, and airlines. The company has operations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

About Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. is a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide energy industry. Through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, the Company has major transportation operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and Trinidad. Additionally, the Company is a leading provider of production management services for oil and gas production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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