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ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF RYANAIR’S RESULTS?

DOUGLAS MCNEILL | CHARLES STANLEY
“The business model for the airline seems to be in good shape and Ryanair has strengthened its top line with the sale of lower fares. The fact that the airline will pay out a dividend is good news because dividend payments for airlines are as rare as leprechauns.”

MATT BROWN | ETX CAPITAL
“These are a great set of numbers and it is very positive for the market that Ryanair is to pay a dividend. With the disruption caused by the volcano, the airline seems to be soaring above incidents like that and has posted strong numbers.”

DAVID BUIK | BGC PARTNERS
“These are record profits for an airline that posted losses last year. Ryanair’s done it by offering cheaper tickets coupled with a substantial cut in fuel prices. O’Leary has every right to be bumptious because these are very encouraging results. It’s clear that the business model is very good.”