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Air Transport Services Group, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. Air Transport Services Group shares (ATSG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Air Transport Services Group employs 4,380 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Air Transport Services Group

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  3. Search for Air Transport Services Group Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATSG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Air Transport Services Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$24.52, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Air Transport Services Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Air Transport Services Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Air Transport Services Group share price

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Air Transport Services Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.
Latest market closeUSD$24.52
52-week rangeUSD$13.2001 - USD$28.71
50-day moving average USD$25.6709
200-day moving average USD$21.8082
Wall St. target priceUSD$30.43
PE ratio 25.4949
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.978

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Is it a good time to buy Air Transport Services Group stock?

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Air Transport Services Group price performance over time

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Is Air Transport Services Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Air Transport Services Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Air Transport Services Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Air Transport Services Group's P/E ratio

Air Transport Services Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Air Transport Services Group shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Air Transport Services Group's PEG ratio

Air Transport Services Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 56.16. 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 Transport Services Group'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 Transport Services Group's EBITDA

Air Transport Services Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$476.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Air Transport Services Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Air Transport Services Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.78%
Gross profit TTM USD$592.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.35%
Return on equity TTM 21.34%
Profit margin 6.36%
Book value $8.406
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Air Transport Services Group shares

There are currently 2.0 million Air Transport Services Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Air Transport Services Group's "short interest". This figure is 15.9% down from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Air Transport Services Group shares can be evaluated.

Air Transport Services Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Air Transport Services Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Air Transport Services Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Air Transport Services Group shares traded daily (recently around 474197.59036145). Air Transport Services Group's SIR currently stands at 4.15. In other words for every 100,000 Air Transport Services Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4150 shares are currently held short.

However Air Transport Services Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Air Transport Services Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Air Transport Services Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Air Transport Services Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Air Transport Services Group shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0338% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Air Transport Services Group shares, roughly 34 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Air Transport Services Group.

Find out more about how you can short Air Transport Services Group stock.

Air Transport Services Group share dividends

We're not expecting Air Transport Services Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Air Transport Services Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Air Transport Services Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.2001 up to $28.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATSG.US volatility(beta: 0.81)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Air Transport Services Group's is 0.8055. This would suggest that Air Transport Services Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Air Transport Services Group overview

Air Transport Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airfreight and logistics industry. The company owns and leases cargo aircraft to airlines and other customers. It also provides airline operations to delivery companies, airlines, e-commerce operators, freight forwarders, and the U.S. Military, as well as operates charter agreements. In addition, the company offers mail and package sorting services, as well as related maintenance services for material handling equipment, ground equipment, and facilities; airframe modification and maintenance, component repair, engineering, aircraft line maintenance, and insurance services; and flight crew training, load transfer and sorting services. Further, it rents ground equipment and sells aviation fuel; and engages in the resale and brokerage of aircraft parts. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned a fleet of 94 serviceable Boeing 777,767, 757, and 737 passenger and cargo aircraft. The company, formerly known as ABX Holdings, Inc., was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio.

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