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How to buy Air China stock
Learn how to easily invest in Air China stock.
Air China Limited is an airlines business based in the US. Air China shares (AICAF) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Air China employs 86,624 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $60.8 billion.
How to buy shares in Air China
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AICAF – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
Air China stock price (PINK: AICAF)Use our graph to track the performance of AICAF stocks over time.
Air China shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$0.71|
|52-week range||$0.61 - $0.88|
|50-day moving average||$0.79|
|200-day moving average||$0.73|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.21|
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Air China price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-21)||-7.79%|
|1 month (2022-08-26)||-11.25%|
|3 months (2022-06-28)||-15.48%|
|6 months (2022-03-28)||0.71|
|1 year (2021-09-28)||9.23%|
|2 years (2020-09-28)||9.23%|
|3 years (2019-09-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2017-09-24)||N/A|
Is Air China stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Air China stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Air China's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Air China's PEG ratio
Air China's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.6387. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Air China's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Air China financials
|Revenue TTM||$60.8 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$-11,356,047,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-6%|
|Return on equity TTM||-54.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$17.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Air China's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Air China.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Air China's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34.27
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Air China's overall score of 34.27 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 73rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Air China is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Air China's environmental score
Environmental score: 10.38/100
Air China's environmental score of 10.38 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Air China is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Air China's social score
Social score: 19.13/100
Air China's social score of 19.13 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Air China is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Air China's governance score
Governance score: 7.76/100
Air China's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Air China is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Air China's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Air China scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Air China has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||34.27|
|Total ESG percentile||72.96|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
Air China share dividends
We're not expecting Air China to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Air China share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Air China's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.61 up to $0.88. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Air China's is 1.1299. This would suggest that Air China's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Air China overview
Air China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides air passenger, air cargo, and airline-related services in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through Airline Operations and Other Operations segments. It provides aircraft engineering and airport ground handling services. The company is also involved in the import and export trading activities; and provision of cabin, airline catering, air ticketing, human resources, aircraft overhaul and maintenance, and financial services. As of December 31, 2021, it owned and operated 746 passenger aircraft, including business jets. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Air China Limited is a subsidiary of China National Aviation Holding Corporation Limited.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Air China is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 62.629% of Air China shares are held by insiders and 9.911% by institutions. How many people work for Air China?
Latest data suggests 86,624 work at Air China. When does the fiscal year end for Air China?
Air China's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Air China based?
Air China's address is: Building 1, Beijing, China, 101312
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