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These Factors Make Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) A Great Investment

Alex Johannesen

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL), it is a company with a a strong track record of performance, trading at a discount. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, take a look at the report on Air Lease here.

Good value with proven track record

In the past couple of years, AL has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, AL also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 50.5%. This is an notable feat for the company. AL’s share price is trading below its true value according to its price-to-equity ratio of 6.1x compared to its industry as well as the wider stock market, so potential investors can purchase the stock below its value.

NYSE:AL Income Statement Export August 30th 18

Next Steps:

For Air Lease, I’ve compiled three fundamental aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for AL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for AL’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are AL’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AL? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.