For its first fiscal quarter (ending March 31), Aircastle Ltd (NYSE: AYR) has reported a -37% decline in E.P.S. from $0.73 a year ago to $0.46 in the current quarter. Relative to the consensus estimate of $0.64, this was a shortfall of $-0.18. E.P.S. were $2.93 for the latest four quarters through March 31 versus $2.07 for the same period a year ago — an increase of 42%.
Recent Price Action
Aircastle Ltd (NYSE: AYR) stock rose modestly by 0.3% on 5/2/19. The stock closed at $20.22. Trading volume in this advance was normal. The stock has performed in line with the market over the last nine months and is unchanged during the last week.
Current PriceTarget Research Rating
Reflecting future returns on capital that are forecasted to exceed the cost of capital, AYR is expected to be a modest Value Builder.
Aircastle has a current Value Trend Rating of A (Highest Rating). This rating combines inconsistent signals from two proprietary PTR measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Aircastle has a very high Appreciation Score of 88 but a neutral Power Rating of 49, and the Highest Value Trend Rating results.
In light of this new information we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of A. This review will be completed in the next several days.