Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial aircraft leasing company Aircastle (NYSE: AYR ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Aircastle's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Stamford, Conn. (2004)|
|Market Cap||$818.6 million|
|Industry||Rental and leasing services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$639.7 million|
|Management||CEO Ron Wainshal (since 2005)
CFO Michael Inglese (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||7.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$291.1 million / $3.4 billion|
GE Capital Aviation Services LLC
International Lease Finance
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 550 members who have rated Aircastle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those bulls, Eli4Prez, hoped that the Aircastle bargain opportunity would last as long as possible: "Please stay below $12.00 so I can continue to gobble up cheap shares with a 5% [dividend yield], a P/E under 8 (lower than competitors), 6 consecutive positive surprise earnings ... and investment companies done with their secondary offering. I will buy this all day long under $12.00."
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