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How to buy Air China (AICAF) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Air China shares.

Air China is an airlines business based in the US. Air China stocks (AICAF.US) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $0.75 – the same closing value as a week prior. Air China employs 89,373 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $78.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Air China

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

How has Coronavirus impacted Air China's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Air China's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $0.7, which is 26.12% down on its pre-crash value of $0.9475 and 10.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $0.6342.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Air China stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $669.34 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $738.79.

Air China stock price (PINK:AICAF)

Use our graph to track the performance of AICAF stocks over time.

Air China shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close$0.70
52-week range$0.60 - $0.97
50-day moving average $0.69
200-day moving average $0.72
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.007 (1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.17

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Air China price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $0.7 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) 0.7
1 month (2021-12-16) 9.37%
3 months (2021-10-15) -6.67%
6 months (2021-07-16) -1.41%
1 year (2021-01-15) 1.45%
2 years (2020-01-16) -29.36%
3 years (2019-01-12) N/A
5 years (2017-01-13) 6.06%

Is Air China under- or over-valued?

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 4.7265. 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 $78.5 billion
Gross profit TTM $-6,163,262,000
Return on assets TTM -2.89%
Return on equity TTM -20.09%
Profit margin -18.62%
Book value $4.68
Market capitalisation $18 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.

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 $0.6 up to $0.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AICAF.US volatility(beta: 1.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.5873. This would suggest that Air China's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a 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, 2020, it owned and operated 707 aircrafts to 1300 destinations in 195 countries. 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.

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