Air Lease Corporation [NYSE:AL]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Stock traders often pay close attention what Wall Street analysts have to say about a potential investment. For Air Lease Corporation [AL], the latest consensus recommendation available followed its financial results for the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give AL an Outperform rating. This is compared to its latest closing price of $37.27.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Air Lease Corporation [AL] is sitting at 1.83. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.77.
For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Air Lease Corporation [AL] generated $0.45 billion in sales. That’s 2.65% higher than the average estimate of $0.44 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.
Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Thu 21 Feb (In 8 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of Air Lease Corporation [AL]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Air Lease Corporation [AL] sitting at +59.12, this company’s Net Margin is now 51.80%. These measurements indicate that Air Lease Corporation [AL] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.
This company’s Return on Total Capital is 6.91, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 5.00%. Its Return on Equity is 20.14, and its Return on Assets is 5.11. These metrics all suggest that Air Lease Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.
Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Air Lease Corporation [AL] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 234.98. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 70.15, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 62.12. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 234.98, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 70.15. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 9.60 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 6.91. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 8.28, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.66. Air Lease Corporation [AL] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.21, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 5.07 and P/E Ratio of 5.04. These metrics all suggest that Air Lease Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Air Lease Corporation [AL] earns $17,418,161 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.10. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.00 and its Current Ratio is 1.00. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.
Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Air Lease Corporation [AL] has 112.44M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $4.30B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 28.13 to 47.34. At its current price, it has moved by -19.31% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 35.80% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 2.06, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 57.12. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is Air Lease Corporation [AL] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of Air Lease Corporation [AL], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.