Aircastle Ltd.

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AYR : NYSE : Finance
$20.25 up 0.15 | 0.75%
Today's Range: 20.12 - 20.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 268400.0
02/23/18 - 11:54 AM ET

Financial Analysis


AIRCASTLE LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.99% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)176.74199.77
EBITDA ($mil)157.4182.51
EBIT ($mil)86.18105.21
Net Income ($mil)55.1267.72


Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)233.86508.82
Total Assets ($mil)7199.087244.67
Total Debt ($mil)4313.614506.25
Equity ($mil)1907.561834.31


Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin89.0691.36
EBITDA Margin89.0591.36
Operating Margin48.7652.67
Sales Turnover0.110.11
Return on Assets2.052.09
Return on Equity7.758.25
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.690.71
Interest Expense0.063.25
Interest Coverage0.01.66


Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)78.7178.59
Div / share0.280.26
EPS0.70.86
Book value / share24.2423.34
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume266744.0247911.0

Valuation


BUY. AIRCASTLE LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 26.66 for the Trading Companies & Distributors industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.84 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.55. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AIRCASTLE LTD proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AYR 10.78 Peers 26.66   AYR 3.25 Peers 16.09

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

AYR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AYR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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  Price to
Earnings/Growth
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premium   discount
AYR 8.03 Peers 21.01   AYR 0.45 Peers 1.68

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

AYR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

AYR trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AYR 0.84 Peers 4.55   AYR -2.09 Peers 77.61

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AYR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, AYR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AYR 2.02 Peers 1.77   AYR 3.36 Peers 11.23

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AYR is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AYR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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