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AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR): The Best Of Both Worlds

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AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of AIR, it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on AAR here.

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued

AIR's strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. AIR's has produced operating cash levels of 0.48x total debt over the past year, which implies that AIR's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings. AIR's share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if AIR's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Compared to the rest of the aerospace & defense industry, AIR is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that AIR's price is currently discounted.

NYSE:AIR Intrinsic value, August 10th 2019

Next Steps:

For AAR, I've put together three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for AIR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for AIR’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has AIR's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AIR? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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