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Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Spirit AeroSystems shares (SPR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Spirit AeroSystems employs 18,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.5 billion.

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  3. Search for Spirit AeroSystems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPR. 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 Spirit AeroSystems 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$40.32, 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 Spirit AeroSystems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Spirit AeroSystems. 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.

Spirit AeroSystems share price

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Spirit AeroSystems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-19.
Latest market closeUSD$40.32
52-week rangeUSD$13.6668 - USD$70.3904
50-day moving average USD$38.1706
200-day moving average USD$25.9751
Wall St. target priceUSD$37.83
PE ratio 10.0876
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.956

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Spirit AeroSystems price performance over time

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Is Spirit AeroSystems under- or over-valued?

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

Spirit AeroSystems's P/E ratio

Spirit AeroSystems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Spirit AeroSystems shares trade at around 10x 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.

Spirit AeroSystems's PEG ratio

Spirit AeroSystems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3. 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 Spirit AeroSystems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Spirit AeroSystems's EBITDA

Spirit AeroSystems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$209.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Spirit AeroSystems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Spirit AeroSystems financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.5 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -3.84%
Return on equity TTM -36.34%
Profit margin -11.29%
Book value $11.087
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Spirit AeroSystems shares

There are currently 5.6 million Spirit AeroSystems shares held short by investors – that's known as Spirit AeroSystems's "short interest". This figure is 33.1% down from 8.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Spirit AeroSystems shares can be evaluated.

Spirit AeroSystems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Spirit AeroSystems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Spirit AeroSystems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Spirit AeroSystems shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). Spirit AeroSystems's SIR currently stands at 1.4. In other words for every 100,000 Spirit AeroSystems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1400 shares are currently held short.

However Spirit AeroSystems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Spirit AeroSystems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Spirit AeroSystems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Spirit AeroSystems's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Spirit AeroSystems shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0605% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Spirit AeroSystems shares, roughly 61 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 Spirit AeroSystems.

Find out more about how you can short Spirit AeroSystems stock.

Spirit AeroSystems'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 Spirit AeroSystems.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Spirit AeroSystems's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Spirit AeroSystems's overall score of 36.29 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Spirit AeroSystems 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.).

Spirit AeroSystems's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.92/100

Spirit AeroSystems's environmental score of 13.92 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Spirit AeroSystems is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Spirit AeroSystems's social score

Social score: 16.48/100

Spirit AeroSystems's social score of 16.48 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Spirit AeroSystems is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Spirit AeroSystems's governance score

Governance score: 8.89/100

Spirit AeroSystems's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Spirit AeroSystems is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Spirit AeroSystems's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Spirit AeroSystems scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Spirit AeroSystems has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.29
Total ESG percentile 81.42
Environmental score 13.92
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 16.48
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 8.89
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Spirit AeroSystems share dividends

We're not expecting Spirit AeroSystems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Spirit AeroSystems's shares ever split?

Spirit AeroSystems's shares were split on a 1:100 basis on 20 December 2013. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Spirit AeroSystems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Spirit AeroSystems shares which in turn could have impacted Spirit AeroSystems's share price.

Spirit AeroSystems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Spirit AeroSystems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.6668 up to $70.3904. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPR.US volatility(beta: 2.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Spirit AeroSystems's is 2.0341. This would suggest that Spirit AeroSystems's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Spirit AeroSystems overview

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supplies commercial aero structures in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Fuselage Systems, Propulsion Systems, and Wing Systems. The Fuselage Systems segment develops, produces, and markets forward, mid, and rear fuselage sections and systems primarily to aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); and related spares, as well as maintenance, repairs, and overhaul (MRO) services. The Propulsion Systems segment offers struts/pylons; nacelles, including thrust reversers; and related engine structural components primarily to aircraft or engine OEMs, as well as related spares and MRO services. The Wing Systems provides wings and wing components, such as flight control surfaces; and other miscellaneous structural parts primarily to aircraft OEMs, as well as related spares and MRO services. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. also offers low observables comprising radar absorbent and translucent materials; rotorcrafts that include forward cockpits and cabins; and other military services, such as fabrication, bonding, assembly, testing, tooling, processing, engineering analysis, and training. The company was formerly known as Mid-Western Aircraft Systems Holdings, Inc. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

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