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How to buy Willis Lease Finance Corporation stock

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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 217 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$14.11 - $45.62
50-day moving average $40.83
200-day moving average $32.64
Wall St. target price$32.00
PE ratio 40.8667
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.05

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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 41x. In other words, Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.

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

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's EBITDA

Willis Lease Finance Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $197.6 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 $288.8 million
Operating margin TTM 35.68%
Gross profit TTM $272 million
Return on assets TTM 2.99%
Return on equity TTM 2.4%
Profit margin 3.38%
Book value $55.41
Market capitalisation $258.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares

There are currently 31,995 Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Willis Lease Finance Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 16.6% up from 27,429 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 22691.489361702). Willis Lease Finance Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.41. In other words for every 100,000 Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1410 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0123% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares, roughly 12 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.

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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 $45.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WLFC.US volatility(beta: 1.32)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 1.3243. This would suggest that Willis Lease Finance Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Willis Lease Finance Corporation overview

Willis Lease Finance Corporation operates as a lessor and servicer of commercial aircraft and aircraft engines worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Leasing and Related Operations, and Spare Parts Sales. The Leasing and Related Operations segment engages in acquiring and leasing commercial aircraft, aircraft engines, and other aircraft equipment, as well as the purchase and resale of commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft equipment, and other related businesses. The Spare Parts Sales segment purchases and resells after-market engine parts, whole engines, engine modules, and portable aircraft components. Willis Lease Finance Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Willis Lease Finance Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 66.79% of Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares are held by insiders and 38.688% by institutions.
How many people work for Willis Lease Finance Corporation?
Latest data suggests 217 work at Willis Lease Finance Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Willis Lease Finance Corporation?
Willis Lease Finance Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Willis Lease Finance Corporation based?
Willis Lease Finance Corporation's address is: 4700 Lyons Technology Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL, United States, 33073
What is Willis Lease Finance Corporation's ISIN number?
Willis Lease Finance Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9706461053
What is Willis Lease Finance Corporation's CUSIP number?
Willis Lease Finance Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 970646105

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