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  • black_mariah777 black_mariah777 Apr 15, 2013 3:54 PM Flag

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    One of the reasons that the company's shares remain unfazed from the events like safety concerns about the battery is the strong demand from its Asian clients.

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    A surge in the number of orders: Boeing was successful in winning some major orders coming from the emerging economies. Turkish Airlines ordered 70 737 planes from Boeing and has an additional plan to buy 20 B737-800 jets, 65 B737-8 MAX aircraft and 10 B737-9 MAX planes.

    Boeing took an order of about 805 airplanes, worth $66 billion and delivered 477, worth $33 billion, during year 2012. In comparison, Airbus got an order for 1,419 (worth $70 billion) and delivered 534 of them (worth $32 billion). Therefore, in terms of the number of orders, Airbus is quite ahead but total value earned is greater for Boeing.

    Additionally, Boeing booked 14 firm orders for 737 jets from Sberbank Leasing, a part of Sberbanl Russia (AKSJF) and two from an undisclosed buyer. Boeing said its net orders for the 737 stand at 153 so far this year.
    The number of orders the company gains becomes a major boost for investor confidence in the company's stock.

    Fundamentals: Boeing has sound fundamentals that support the performance of its stock in the long term. With the price-to-earnings ratio at around 17, which is one of the highest amongst the industry players, this stock has maintained its price level to give its investors sufficient return. Factoring in the growth rate to its P/E, its PEG stands positive at 1. P/S of 0.8 shows the company has been able to maintain a healthy price level in comparison to its sales value.

    Industry dynamics and Boeing's innovation

    This industry is affected by various factors like fuel price, economic growth, environmental regulation and alternative modes of transportation. Boeing has been innovative enough to respond to the changes in these factors. With the rise in the fuel price, the company came up with more fuel-efficient airplanes such as the 787 and 737 MAX.

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