United Continental Holdings

United Continental Holdings Inc. provides transportation services to passengers and cargo. It’s a holding company with United Airlines (UAL) as its wholly owned subsidiary. UAL Corporation changed its name to United Continental Holdings Inc. when a merger agreement was reached between United and Continental Airline. UCH owns and operates United Airlines, Inc. It operates from eight major hubs in the U.S., including airports in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington, as well as from Guam International Airport and Narita International Airport in Tokyo. Apart from the domestic market, United has a strong presence in fast-growing countries like China in the Pacific region and Atlantic region.
Company Growth (employees)
Chicago, US
Size (employees)
82,272 (est)-6%
United Continental Holdings was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Chicago, US

Key People at United Continental Holdings

Oscar Munoz

Oscar Munoz

Chief Executive Officer
Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby

Mike Bonds

Mike Bonds

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations
Brett J. Hart

Brett J. Hart

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Gregory Hart

Gregory Hart

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Julia Haywood

Julia Haywood

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Linda Jojo

Linda Jojo

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Howard Attarian

Howard Attarian

Senior Vice President, Flight Operations
Charles Duncan

Charles Duncan

Senior Vice President, Technical Operations
Jim Olson

Jim Olson

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Brad Rich

Brad Rich

Senior Vice President, United Express
Sam Risoli

Sam Risoli

Senior Vice President, Inflight Services
John Gebo

John Gebo

Senior Vice President, Alliances
Kate Gebo

Kate Gebo

Senior Vice President, Customer Service Delivery

United Continental Holdings Office Locations

United Continental Holdings has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, Munich, Portland and in 26 other locations
Chicago, US (HQ)
Willis Tower 233 S Wacker Dr

United Continental Holdings Metrics

United Continental Holdings Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$36.6 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$2.3 b

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$21.7 b

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$2.2 b
United Continental Holdings's current market capitalization is $21.7 b.
United Continental Holdings's revenue was reported to be $36.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$38.3 b$38.9 b$37.9 b$36.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$37 b$36.5 b$32.7 b$32.2 b


$1.2 b$2.4 b$5.2 b$4.3 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

($783 m)($735 m)$669 m$614 m

Interest income

$21 m$22 m$25 m$42 m

Pre tax profit

$539 m$1.1 b$4.2 b$3.8 b

Income tax expense

($32 m)($4 m)($3.1 b)$1.6 b

Net Income

$571 m$1.1 b$7.3 b$2.3 b
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$3.2 b$2 b$3 b$2.2 b


$7.8 m$25.3 m$24.5 m

Current Assets

$8.7 b$8.1 b$7.8 b$7.3 b


$4.5 b$4.5 b$4.5 b$4.5 b

Total Assets

$36.8 b$37.4 b$40.9 b$40.1 b

Accounts Payable

$2.1 b$1.9 b$1.9 b$2.1 b

Total Debt

$11.6 b$11.4 b$10.9 b$10.8 b

Current Liabilities

$12.1 b$12.5 b$12.4 b$12.3 b

Non-Current Liabilities

$10.8 b

Total Liabilities

$22.9 b

Common Stock

$4 m$4 m$4 m$3 m

Retained Earnings

($5 b)($3.9 b)$3.5 b$3.4 b

Total Equity

$3 b$2.4 b$9 b$8.7 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

3.9 x4.8 x1.2 x1.2 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

12.3 x15.6 x4.6 x4.6 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$571 m$1.1 b$7.3 b$2.3 b

Depreciation and Amortization

$1.7 b$1.7 b$1.8 b$2 b

Accounts Receivable

($13.3 m)


$1.4 m

Accounts Payable

($265 m)($251 m)($77 m)$239 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$1.4 b$2.6 b$6 b$5.5 b

Capital Expenditures

($2.2 b)($2 b)($2.7 b)($3.2 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

($2 b)($2.3 b)($2.6 b)($3.2 b)

Long-term Borrowings

($2.2 b)($2.5 b)($2.2 b)($1.2 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

($972 m)($1.6 b)($2.5 b)($3.2 b)

Free Cash Flow

($720 m)$629 m$3.2 b$2.3 b

United Continental Holdings Operating Metrics

United Continental Holdings's Passengers was reported to be 143.2 m in 2016
Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016

Cargo Tonne Miles

2.21 b2.49 b2.61 b2.81 b

Daily Flights

5.5 k5.3 k5.06 k4.5 k



Passenger Load Factor


Aircraft Fleet

1.25 k1.27 k1.26 k1.23 k


139.21 m138.03 m140.37 m143.18 m

Mainline Aircraft in Fleet


Revenue Passenger Miles

205.17 b205.56 b208.61 b210.31 b

Available Seat Miles

245.35 b246.02 b250 b253.59 b



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