Should You Think About Buying AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) Now?

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AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER), which is in the trade distributors business, and is based in Ireland, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s take a look at AerCap Holdings’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for AerCap Holdings

What is AerCap Holdings worth?

Great news for investors – AerCap Holdings is still trading at a fairly cheap price. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 7.1x is currently well-below the industry average of 15.8x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. What’s more interesting is that, AerCap Holdings’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

Can we expect growth from AerCap Holdings?

NYSE:AER Past and Future Earnings, June 14th 2019
NYSE:AER Past and Future Earnings, June 14th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. Though in the case of AerCap Holdings, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -2.1%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although AER is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to AER, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on AER for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on AerCap Holdings. You can find everything you need to know about AerCap Holdings in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in AerCap Holdings, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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