Ryanair Holdings

Lowest cost producer + best balance sheet = business as usual

  • Sectors : Airlines
  • Companies : Ryanair Holdings

Ratings and price correct at time of issue.

  • Ryanair Holdings

    Closing Price: 1614c

  • RATING 07/12/09

  • PREVIOUS RATING 02/11/09



Ryanair has announced a new €750m share buyback, bringing total funds returned to shareholders since 2008 to over €6bn – testament to the cash generative nature of the model. The Q3 result (net income of €105.6m, +12%; EPS +17%) is modestly ahead of our €97.8m estimate (consensus: €101m), with FY 2018 guidance maintained at €1.4-1.45bn net income. While costs will rise next year (>€300m in fuel costs and a further €100m added to staff costs), these were as expected and we believe that the competitive advantage Ryanair has in the market will be maintained, indeed enhanced as it continues to roll out its high volume (138m customers) low fares model. Our current price target is €18 and we remain ‘Outperform’. We expect to leave our forecasts broadly unchanged.

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Feb 5 2018, 07:50 GMT