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, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on AerCap Holdings’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for AerCap Holdings

What’s the opportunity in AerCap Holdings?

Good news, investors! AerCap Holdings is still a bargain right now. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that AerCap Holdings’s ratio of 6.87x is below its peer average of 12.73x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Trade Distributors industry. 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 Future Profit February 19th 19
NYSE:AER Future Profit February 19th 19
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. Though in the case of AerCap Holdings, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 7.1%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since AER is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on AER for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy AER. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

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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