KFly
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SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:51 pm

Excerpt from The Business Times (Singapore)

...With its stock price having soared by more than 40 per cent over the past year, Singapore Airlines is now the world's largest airline group by market capitalisation, beating US-based budget carrier Southwest Airlines which had previously led the rankings for years.

Singapore Airlines - US$14.4b
Lufthansa - US$13.35b
Southwest - US$12.5b
British Airways - US$12.4b
Air France-KLM - US$12b
Source: Bloomberg

Also mentioned was figures published by ATW, SIA is now the fourth largest airline in terms of RPK, ahead of American Airlines.

Air France-KLM with 169.3 billion RPK
British Airways with 102.5 billion RPK
Lufthansa with 101.1 billion RPK
Singapore Airlines with 79.6 billion RPK
American Airlines with 74.7 billion RPK
Source: ATW

Well done SIA. 2006 must be a really good year for them.  thumbsup 

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chiad
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:55 pm

Does anybody know the Market Cap. for EK?
Would it not be expected to increase to soon be in this list, no?
 
docpepz
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:37 pm

EK is not listed on any stock exchange so it'd be difficult for EK to be on that list until it's actually listed.

Anyway market capitalisation = share price * number of shares on offer. It really does not say very much about a company. At any given point it time it just tells you what people on that particular day were willing to pay for those lots of shares that were traded on the stick exchange.
 
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:42 pm

Market cap by itself may not say much but an increase (and decrease) in market cap sure does, especially when the stock has moved up 40% in one year.
 
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:34 am

Quoting KFly (Thread starter):
Also mentioned was figures published by ATW, SIA is now the fourth largest airline in terms of RPK, ahead of American Airlines.

Air France-KLM with 169.3 billion RPK
British Airways with 102.5 billion RPK
Lufthansa with 101.1 billion RPK
Singapore Airlines with 79.6 billion RPK
American Airlines with 74.7 billion RPK
Source: ATW

Huh? AA the fourth largest? Is this just international routes? Please check.
 
LHStarAlliance
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:52 am

Quoting KFly (Thread starter):
Lufthansa - US$13.35b

Lufthansa is 19 bill. Euros worth not 13.35$

LH is internationally the airline the carries most Passengers , BA the one that offers most Seat KM .


1 Lufthansa 35.740
2 British Airways 28.922
3 Air France 28.898
4 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 21.435
5 American Airlines 20.659
6 Singapore Airlines 16.618
7 Cathay Pacific Airways 15.369
8 Emirates 14.976
9 Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) 13.378
10 Alitalia 12.841
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:54 am

Quoting 787KQ (Reply 4):
Huh? AA the fourth largest? Is this just international routes? Please check.

According to AA's 2005 annual report, they had 138 374 million revenue passenger miles, so that would be about 220 000 million RPK's. This is for the entire network. Couldn't find any detailed numbers for domestic/international traffic.
 
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:56 am

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 5):
Lufthansa is 19 bill. Euros worth not 13.35$

Yahoo finance quotes a market cap of 10,02 billion euros, so at today's exchange rate, that's about 13 billion dollars.
 
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:27 am

Those numbers are wrong. AA is largest by RPKs, and UA, DL, CO, and NW are all above the likes of BA and LH.

Jeremy
 
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:59 am

There are some many terms for worlds largest:
-by market capitalization
-by revenue
-by number of planes (fleet)
-by RPK
-by passenger numbers
-by number of flights
-by number of destinations
 
SolarWind
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:49 am

The " largest " Airline question has been on this forum a billion times..do a search...As of 2006 AA is by far the largest in terms of RPMs. RPKs.. # of Passengers carried...and Number of aircraft..The above numbers are for International passengers only...
 
LHStarAlliance
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:51 am

Quoting UA777300ER (Reply 7):

Yahoo finance quotes a market cap of 10,02 billion euros, so at today's exchange rate, that's about 13 billion dollars.

Well the Lufthansa insider Newspaper says 19 bill. €
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KFly
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RE: SIA Now World Largest Airline By Market Cap.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:10 am

Hi all

I know there are a lot of disputes over the numbers.

But hey, I posted based on what I read in a business newspaper and the sources for these numbers seems credible, eg. Bloomberg and ATW.

From all the different figures posted by fellow A.netters, it's hard to determine which are the correct ones.


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