Why Air Lease Is Ready to Fly
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, jet-leasing company Air Lease has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Air Lease and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Los Angeles (2010)
Rental and leasing services
Founder/Chairman/CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity
$439.7 million / $4.3 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 42 members who have rated Air Lease believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Management is tremendous. In fact, there is probably no one investors would rather have at the helm of an air leasing company than Steven Udvar-Hazy (see article). He practically built the industry.
Fuel efficient aircraft will be in high demand as airlines strive to cut costs, emissions, and upgrade/replace older aircraft in their fleet. In emerging markets -- where Air Lease has over 50% of its fleet -- airlines have less power at the bargaining table because there is less access to capital, so companies like Air Lease can wrestle out more favorable terms for now.
I'll write more about Air Lease in the future. I would like to learn more about the company's debt and dive deeper into the drawbacks of an investment. Nonetheless, I believe this is a great hidden growth opportunity.
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