|Bid||1.6300 x 0|
|Ask||1.6400 x 0|
|Day's Range||1.5900 - 1.6400|
|52 Week Range||1.5300 - 4.0000|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.58|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.11|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
MONTREAL/SEATTLE, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc has emerged as the front-runner to acquire Bombardier Inc's aerostructures facilities in Belfast and Morocco, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. A deal for the plants would be strategic for U.S. aerospace components maker Spirit, which is diversifying its customer base. Bombardier said in May it would sell off the two aerostructures operations, including a wing-making facility in Belfast, as the Montreal-based company sheds its commercial aviation businesses to focus on more profitable corporate jets and passenger rail cars businesses.
The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. - The John Lewis Partnership has launched a radical overhaul that means that the department store chain and Waitrose food business will no longer be run as two separate entities, resulting in the loss of 75 senior head office jobs and cost savings of 100 million pounds ($122.86 million). - The Financial Reporting Council is to investigate the auditing of Thomas Cook Plc's accounts by audit firm Ernst & Young in the year before the company's collapse.
A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit in which Comerica Inc sought millions of dollars from Bombardier Inc after the Canadian aircraft maker could not find buyers for four planes whose leases had expired. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan, who had dismissed an earlier version of the lawsuit in July 2017, said Comerica was still unable to show that the planes had been returned to the lessor, which its contracts with Bombardier required before payment could be made. The amount sought was blacked out in the amended complaint.
As the Boeing 737 MAX’s groundings extend deep into December, some airlines are beginning to worry that the regulatory problems may broaden to the 777X, possibly delaying deliveries.
A consortium led by Bombardier Inc said on Monday it had won a contract to build and operate two monorail lines in Egypt for more than $4.5 billion. The project, for which Bombardier's rail division had emerged as the preferred bidder, would be its largest in recent years, with the company having a $2.85 billion share of the contract. Orascom Construction will have a share of about $900 million.
Bombardier Inc on Thursday lowered its full-year core earnings and free cash flow forecasts, and reported a quarterly loss, as the Canadian plane and train maker wrestles with challenges in its important rail division. Montreal-based Bombardier is in the middle of a broader restructuring, shedding underperforming commercial plane programs to focus on its more profitable business jet and rail units. The rail division is Bombardier's largest by revenue.
The company also lowered its full-year forecast for earnings before interest and taxation (EBIT), another closely watched measure, in the rail division. Bombardier shares were down 18% at C$1.86, well below the broader Canadian share index, which was down 0.2%.
Tanzania's government will buy two new Airbus jets and one plane from Bombardier Inc as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national flag carrier, the president said on Thursday. President John Magufuli has personally taken charge of the revival of Tanzania's loss-making state carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), spending hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing eight new planes since 2016.
Tanzania's government will buy two new Airbus jets and one plane from De Havilland Canada as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national flag carrier, the president said on Thursday. President John Magufuli has personally taken charge of the revival of Tanzania's loss-making state carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), spending hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing eight new planes since 2016. President Magufuli "has already issued instructions for the purchase of three additional planes (two Airbus jets and one De Havilland) to expand air services and improve tourism," the president's office said in a statement.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will buy the remnants of the CRJ regional jet program in order to gain control of Bombardier's global sales, service, and support networks.
Montreal-based Bombardier has been selling off its weaker-performing commercial plane programs aimed at airlines to focus on profitable business jets and passenger rail cars. In an interview, Bombardier Chief Executive Alain Bellemare said some proceeds would be used to reduce debt. Bombardier has an additional $400 million liability from residual value guarantees provided to airlines on the regional jet program.
Bombardier Inc said it will sell its money-losing regional jet business to Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) for $550 million in cash, in a deal marking the Canadian plane and train maker's exit from commercial aviation. Under the agreement, the Japanese firm will take over $200 million in liabilities, but receive Bombardier's estimated $180 million interest in a financing structure it created to support aircraft leasing. Mitsubishi Heavy shares fell 1.5% as Asian markets started trading, while the broader market was down 0.5%.
A British court on Thursday ruled that the British government had acted unlawfully in allowing arms exports to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in the conflict in Yemen. "The decision of the court today does not mean that licenses to export arms to Saudi Arabia must immediately be suspended," he said. The case was brought by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade against the British government.