Comparing Canada Jetlines (JETMF) & Fairmount Santrol (FMSA)

Canada Jetlines (OTCMKTS:JETMF) and Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Canada Jetlines and Fairmount Santrol, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Canada Jetlines 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fairmount Santrol 0 5 5 0 2.50

Fairmount Santrol has a consensus target price of $6.38, indicating a potential upside of 13.23%. Given Fairmount Santrol’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fairmount Santrol is more favorable than Canada Jetlines.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Canada Jetlines and Fairmount Santrol’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Canada Jetlines N/A N/A -$2.37 million N/A N/A
Fairmount Santrol $959.79 million 1.32 $53.78 million $0.24 23.46

Fairmount Santrol has higher revenue and earnings than Canada Jetlines.


This table compares Canada Jetlines and Fairmount Santrol’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Canada Jetlines N/A N/A N/A
Fairmount Santrol 8.89% 33.29% 7.96%

Risk & Volatility

Canada Jetlines has a beta of -0.37, meaning that its stock price is 137% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairmount Santrol has a beta of 2.13, meaning that its stock price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.5% of Fairmount Santrol shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Fairmount Santrol shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Fairmount Santrol beats Canada Jetlines on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Canada Jetlines

Canada Jetlines Ltd. operates as an ultra-low cost carrier scheduled airline. The company plans to operate flights across Canada; and provide non-stop services from Canada to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It also provides services to passengers, such as in-flight food and baggage. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Fairmount Santrol

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides sand-based proppant solutions for exploration and production companies. The company operates in two segments, Proppant Solutions and Industrial & Recreational Products. The Proppant Solutions segment primarily provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, and northern Europe. Its products include northern white frac sand, API-spec brown sand, and coated sand products; and Propel SSP product that utilizes a polymer coating applied to a proppant substrate. The Industrial & Recreational Products segment offers raw, coated, and custom blended sands for use in building products, foundry, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries primarily in North America. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. also supplies proppants to oilfield service companies. The company was formerly known as FMSA Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. in July 2015. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesterland, Ohio.

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