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What: On Friday, airline holding company SkyWest
So what: SkyWest sent out a Friday press release, but that hasn't worked out so well for the company today. Shares are down 16% and still falling.
Now what: These shares cost investors nearly 10 times earnings before the warning -- a pretty rich valuation on a company that's only expected to grow 5% per year over the next five years. Now it seems SkyWest is going to fall short of even that growth goal. "Breakeven" results for Q2 should subtract $0.25 from this year's estimated $0.88 per share profit, and lift SkyWest to a sky-high valuation of nearly 17 times earnings.
If you thought SkyWest was a dog of a stock before the earnings warning, now you know that dog don't even hunt.
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Fool contributor Rich Smith does not own (or short) SkyWest. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.