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How to buy Willis Lease Finance Corporation stock | $31.23

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Willis Lease Finance Corporation is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares (WLFC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Willis Lease Finance Corporation employs 218 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$316.5 million.

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  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Willis Lease Finance Corporation. 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.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation share price

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Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-19.
Latest market closeUSD$31.23
52-week rangeUSD$14.11 - USD$61.66
50-day moving average USD$34.4058
200-day moving average USD$25.435
Wall St. target priceUSD$32
PE ratio 15.4751
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.347

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Is it a good time to buy Willis Lease Finance Corporation stock?

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Willis Lease Finance Corporation price performance over time

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Is Willis Lease Finance Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's P/E ratio

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's EBITDA

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$209.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Willis Lease Finance Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$316.5 million
Operating margin TTM 36.31%
Gross profit TTM USD$346.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.52%
Return on equity TTM 4.36%
Profit margin 5.57%
Book value $55.541
Market capitalisation USD$217 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares

There are currently 27,133 Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Willis Lease Finance Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 23.8% down from 35,611 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 16852.795031056). Willis Lease Finance Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.61. In other words for every 100,000 Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1610 shares are currently held short.

However Willis Lease Finance Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Willis Lease Finance Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares, roughly 11 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 Willis Lease Finance Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Willis Lease Finance Corporation stock.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Willis Lease Finance Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Willis Lease Finance Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.11 up to $61.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WLFC.US volatility(beta: 1.23)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 Willis Lease Finance Corporation's is 1.2258. This would suggest that Willis Lease Finance Corporation'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).

Willis Lease Finance Corporation overview

Willis Lease Finance Corporation engages in acquiring and leasing commercial aircraft, aircraft engines, and related aircraft equipment for air carriers, manufacturers, and overhaul/repair facilities worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Leasing and Related Operations, and Spare Parts Sales. It is also involved in the purchase and resale of commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft equipment; and after-market engine parts, whole engines, engine modules, and portable aircraft components, as well as in the engine management and consulting business. As of March 31, 2020, the company had an operating lease portfolio of 260 engines, 10 aircraft, 10 other leased parts and equipment, and one marine vessel; and managed 451 engines, aircraft, and related equipment on behalf of other parties. Willis Lease Finance Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida.

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