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How to buy Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Air Transport Services Group shares.

Air Transport Services Group is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. Air Transport Services Group stocks (ATSG.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $28.99 – an increase of 1.05% over the previous week. Air Transport Services Group employs 5,305 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.7 billion.

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

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How has Coronavirus impacted Air Transport Services Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Air Transport Services Group's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $28, which is 23.86% up on its pre-crash value of $21.32 and 112.12% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $13.2001.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Air Transport Services Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $826.22 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 $1,356.04.

Air Transport Services Group stock price (NASDAQ:ATSG)

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Air Transport Services Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$28.00
52-week range$21.42 - $31.48
50-day moving average $27.59
200-day moving average $26.02
Wall St. target price$32.80
PE ratio 11.6214
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.36

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Air Transport Services Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) 1.05%
1 month (2021-12-16) -2.41%
3 months (2021-10-15) 16.09%
6 months (2021-07-16) 24.22%
1 year (2021-01-15) 1.97%
2 years (2020-01-16) 17.65%
3 years (2019-01-16) 20.27%
5 years (2017-01-13) 76.43%

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 12x. In other words, Air Transport Services Group shares trade at around 12x 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 $512.8 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 $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.42%
Gross profit TTM $640.6 million
Return on assets TTM 4.14%
Return on equity TTM 19.69%
Profit margin 11.63%
Book value $16.05
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $21.42 up to $31.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATSG.US volatility(beta: 0.55)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 0.5535. 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, engages in the aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation services in the United States and internationally. It offers contracted airline operations, aircraft modification and maintenance services, ground services, and other support services. The company also provides air transportation, aircraft parts, crews, insurance, airline express operations, line and heavy maintenance, freighter conversions, material handling equipment, ground handling, equipment maintenance, load transfer, mailing and package sorting, and flight support services. In addition, it offers equipment installation and maintenance, vehicle maintenance and repair, and jet fuel and deicing services, as well as flight crews training; and resells and brokers aircraft parts. The company offer its services to delivery companies, air transportation, air express integrators, airlines and governmental agencies, e-commerce, package delivery, freight forwarders, and logistics industries. As of December 31, 2020, its in-service aircraft fleet consisted of 100 owned aircraft and 6 leased aircraft.

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