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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of US Airways Group, Inc. business.
About US Airways Group, Inc.
US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. The company operates a network air carrier through its wholly owned subsidiaries, US Airways, Piedmont Airlines, Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Material Services Company, Inc., and Airways Assurance Limited.
The company operates an airline in the United States. It has hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix and a focus city at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The company offers scheduled passenger service on approximately 3,000 flights daily to approximately 190 communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central, and South America. The company also has an East Coast route network, including the US Airways Shuttle service, with a substantial presence at Washington National Airport. The company had approximately 51 million passengers boarding its mainline flights in 2009. During 2009, its mainline operation provided regularly scheduled service or seasonal service at 138 airports while the US Airways Express network served 152 airports in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including 75 airports also served by its mainline operation. US Airways Express air carriers had approximately 27 million passengers boarding their planes in 2009. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 349 mainline jets and was supported by its regional airline subsidiaries and affiliates operating as US Airways Express either under capacity purchase or prorate agreements, which operated approximately 236 regional jets and 60 turboprops.
The company enters into code share arrangements with certain air carriers allowing them to operate under the trade name US Airways Express. Typically, under a code share arrangement, one air carrier places its designator code and sells tickets on the flights of another air carrier, which is referred to generically as its code share partner. US Airways Express carriers are an integral component of its operating network. The company relies on feeder traffic from its US Airways Express partners, which carry passengers to its hubs from low-density markets that are uneconomical for the company to serve with large jets. In addition, US Airways Express operators offer complementary service in its existing mainline markets by operating flights during off-peak periods between mainline flights. During 2009, the US Airways Express network served 152 airports in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico, including 75 airports also served by its mainline operation. During 2009, approximately 27 million passengers boarded US Airways Express air carriers planes.
Marketing and Alliance Agreements with Other Airlines
The company maintains alliance agreements with domestic and international carriers to give customers a choice of destinations. It is a member of the Star Alliance. The company also has bilateral marketing/code sharing agreements with Star Alliance members United, Lufthansa, Spanair, bmi, TAP Portugal, Swiss International, Asiana, Air New Zealand, Air China, Japans ANA, Singapore Airlines, and TACA. Other international code sharing partners include Royal Jordanian Airlines, EVA Airways, Qatar Airways, and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
In May 2010, US Airways Group, Inc. and TAM S.A. entered into a code share agreement. The agreement is subject to both U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Brazilian government approval. The two carriers have agreed to a bilateral code share relationship, which means that each airline may market flights operated by the other carrier as if the flying were its own. TAM S.A. customers would have access to US Airways Group, Inc. flights from Miami Orlando and New York's John F. Kennedy International airport, to destinations such as Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
The company's competitors include Southwest, AirTran, JetBlue, Allegiant, Frontier, and Virgin America.
On July 20, 2010, US Airways Group, Inc. and Turk Hava Yollari A.O. announced new bilateral codeshare agreement between the companies. The agreement is subject to both U.S. Department of Transportation and Turkish government approval.
In October 2010, Mesa Air Group Inc. has entered into an agreement with US Airways to extend an existing code share arrangement. Under the agreement the airline would provide a US Airways Express service from US Airways hubs in Phoenix, and Charlotte.
On December 17, 2010, Turk Hava Yollari A.O. announced that it has signed a code share agreement with its fellow star alliance member US Airways Group, Inc.
US Airways Group, Inc. was founded in 1981.
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1. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. US Airways Group, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of US Airways Group, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of US Airways Group, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. US Airways Group, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Airlines Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. US Airways Group, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
US Airways Group, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
US Airways Group, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
US Airways Group, Inc. Major Shareholders
US Airways Group, Inc. History
US Airways Group, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
US Airways Group, Inc. Offices and Representations
US Airways Group, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
US Airways Group, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
US Airways Group, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
US Airways Group, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Airlines Industry Statistics
US Airways Group, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
US Airways Group, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
US Airways Group, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
US Airways Group, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
US Airways Group, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
US Airways Group, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
US Airways Group, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
US Airways Group, Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?