Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company, engages in the purchase and leasing of new commercial jet aircraft to airlines worldwide. More Details
Good value with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Air Lease's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AL's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: AL exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 52.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AL exceeded the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Air Lease's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Air Lease undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AL ($42.36) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($5.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AL is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.8x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (24.9x).
PE vs Market: AL is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.8x) compared to the US market (18x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AL is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (2.4x).
How is Air Lease forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AL's forecast earnings growth (28.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AL's earnings (28.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AL's revenue (18.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AL's revenue (18.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.4%).
How has Air Lease performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AL's current net profit margins (22.6%) are lower than last year (27.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AL's earnings have grown by 7.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AL had negative earnings growth (-21.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Trade Distributors industry average (38.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AL's Return on Equity (7.2%) is considered low.
How is Air Lease's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AL's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($400.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: AL's short term assets ($1.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($18.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AL's debt to equity ratio (251.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 258.3% to 251.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.7%).
Interest Coverage: AL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.2x coverage).
What is Air Lease current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AL's dividend (1.51%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: AL's dividend (1.51%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.54%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, AL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (16%), AL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Plueger (67 yo)
Mr. John L. Plueger has been Chief Executive Officer of Air Lease Corporation since July 2016 and as its President and Director since March 2010. Mr. Plueger served as Chief Operating Officer at Air Lease ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD5.99M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.47M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AL's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Air Lease Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Air Lease Corporation
- Ticker: AL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2010
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$4.834b
- Shares outstanding: 114.12m
- Website: https://www.airleasecorp.com
Number of Employees
- Air Lease Corporation
- 2000 Avenue of the Stars
- Suite 1000N
- Los Angeles
- United States
Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company, engages in the purchase and leasing of new commercial jet aircraft to airlines worldwide. The company also sells aircraft from its operating lease portfo...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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