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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.03
AL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. AL: 0.03 )
AL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.26
AL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. AL: 0.26 )
AL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.26

0.26
0.57
Interest Coverage 2.88
AL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. AL: 2.88 )
AL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 2.88
Current: 2.88

1.44
2.88
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.64
M-Score: -2.47
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 58.42
AL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. AL: 58.42 )
AL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.6   Max: 56.58
Current: 58.42

24.6
56.58
Net-margin (%) 24.29
AL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. AL: 24.29 )
AL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 15.81   Max: 22.17
Current: 24.29

15.81
22.17
ROE (%) 9.49
AL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.49 vs. AL: 9.49 )
AL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.85   Max: 7.84
Current: 9.49

5.85
7.84
ROA (%) 2.53
AL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. AL: 2.53 )
AL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 2.28
Current: 2.53

2.11
2.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.39
AL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.02 vs. AL: 7.39 )
AL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.51   Max: 7
Current: 7.39

6.51
7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

AL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 160,002 sh (New)
George Soros 800,000 sh (+100%)
John Keeley 2,117,234 sh (+3.2%)
Chuck Royce 2,187,003 sh (+0.88%)
Jim Simons 294,800 sh (+0.31%)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,758,809 sh (-0.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 55,589 sh (-6.1%)
Murray Stahl 751,106 sh (-9.12%)
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Q1 2014

AL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ron Baron 5,044,944 sh (+82.87%)
Jim Simons 357,400 sh (+21.23%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,165,560 sh (-0.98%)
John Keeley 1,999,662 sh (-5.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,623 sh (-32.32%)
Murray Stahl 446,784 sh (-40.52%)
George Soros 400,000 sh (-50%)
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Q2 2014

AL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 6,279,907 sh (+24.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,717 sh (+24.17%)
John Keeley 1,809,972 sh (-9.49%)
Chuck Royce 1,553,060 sh (-28.28%)
Jim Simons 251,700 sh (-29.57%)
George Soros 250,000 sh (-37.5%)
Murray Stahl 22,168 sh (-95.04%)
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Q3 2014

AL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 124,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 58,818 sh (+25.9%)
Murray Stahl 24,886 sh (+12.26%)
Ron Baron 6,398,370 sh (+1.89%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
John Keeley 1,784,512 sh (-1.41%)
Chuck Royce 1,440,760 sh (-7.23%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$33.08 - $38.88 $ 38.214%0
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 24.48%0.19%$34.68 - $42.44 $ 38.210%6279907
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Reduce -9.49%0.12%$34.68 - $42.44 $ 38.210%1809972
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -37.5%0.06%$34.68 - $42.44 $ 38.210%250000
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Add 82.87%0.35%$30.27 - $37.69 $ 38.2113%5044944
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -50%0.11%$30.27 - $37.69 $ 38.2113%400000
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 100%0.11%$27.73 - $33.29 $ 38.2125%800000
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Add 25.12%0.2%$25.8 - $28.67 $ 38.2140%2051594
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.12%$25.8 - $28.67 $ 38.2140%400000
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Reduce -20.08%0.12%$26.18 - $30.58 $ 38.2136%3004043
Wilbur Ross 2013-03-31 Sold Out 8.3%$21.5 - $29.36 $ 38.2148%0
John Keeley 2012-12-31 New Buy0.8%$20.26 - $22.75 $ 38.2177%1667574
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Reduce -20.67%0.14%$20.26 - $22.75 $ 38.2177%4118049
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.69%$18.93 - $24.86 $ 38.2173%5630936
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Guru Investment Theses on Air Lease Corp

Baron Funds Comments on Air Lease Corp - Oct 24, 2014

Air Lease Corp. (AL) is an aircraft leasing company with a young, fuel-efficient fleet, addressing demand for replacement of older aircraft and more lift in emerging markets, namely Asia. It has strong growth and predictable cash flows, as evidenced by a 23% rise in sales and 42% rise in earnings-per- share in the second quarter. Deliveries are 100% booked through 2015 and 50% placed for 2016.We believe the stock fell in the third quarter due more to general market weakness than reported results, and that Air Lease is well positioned for a long “runway” of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Partners Fund Q3 2014 Report.

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Ron Baron Comments on Air Lease Corp - Jul 28, 2014

Air Lease Corp. (AL) purchases commercial aircraft to lease to airlines around the world. AL currently owns 196 modern aircraft, with 331 new airplanes (worth $23 billion) on order to satisfy U.S. and European carriers’ demand for more fuel-efficient models to replace their aging fleet and emerging markets’ need for more lift. Passenger traffic growth remains strong, up 6.2% (IATA data) through May, consistent with historical trends of outpacing GDP growth. AL’s revenues (+28% in the first quarter of 2014) and earnings per share (+50%) are growing impressively as its fleet builds. An investment grade rating and strengthening credit profile should enable AL to continue to get favorable financing in the capital markets and de-risk its balance sheet with more unsecured, fixed rate debt. AL has approximately 91% of leases placed through 2016 and is well capitalized for a long “runway” of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Funds Second Quarter 2014 Report.

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Baron Funds Comments on Air Lease Corp - May 21, 2014

Air Lease Corp. (AL) is an aircraft leasing company led by Steve Udvar-Hazy, who co-founded the aircraft leasing business in 1973. The company offers a young, fuel-efficient fleet to meet strong demand for replacement of aging aircrafts and more lift capacity in Asia. Historically, global airline traffic has doubled every 15 years and is projected to grow 5% annually over the next four years. Lessors' share of the market is growing too. Air Lease provides its customers favor able delivery slots, as w ell as fleet and balance sheet flexibility. Air Lease is well-capitalized, and recently secured an investment grade rating that should help keep financing costs low. The company has placed all deliveries through 2015, as part of a $27 billion order book (vs. its current $7.6 billion fleet). We believe Air Lease is well positioned for a long "runway" of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on Air Lease Corp - May 21, 2014

Shares of Air Lease Corp. (AL), an aircraft leasing company, were up in the first quarter on reports of strong sales and earnings in the fourth quarter. Air Lease offers a young, fuel-efficient fleet to satisfy strong demand for replacement of older aircraft and more lift capacity in emerging markets, particularly Asia. The company has secured an investment grade rating to keep financing costs low and as part of a $27 billion order book, has placed all deliveries through 2015.We believe Air Lease is well positioned for a long "runway" of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith)





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to shareholders.



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Top Ranked Articles about Air Lease Corp

Baron Funds Comments on Air Lease Corp
Air Lease Corp. (AL) is an aircraft leasing company with a young, fuel-efficient fleet, addressing demand for replacement of older aircraft and more lift in emerging markets, namely Asia. It has strong growth and predictable cash flows, as evidenced by a 23% rise in sales and 42% rise in earnings-per- share in the second quarter. Deliveries are 100% booked through 2015 and 50% placed for 2016.We believe the stock fell in the third quarter due more to general market weakness than reported results, and that Air Lease is well positioned for a long “runway” of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith) Read more...
Ron Baron Comments on Air Lease Corp
Air Lease Corp. (AL) purchases commercial aircraft to lease to airlines around the world. AL currently owns 196 modern aircraft, with 331 new airplanes (worth $23 billion) on order to satisfy U.S. and European carriers’ demand for more fuel-efficient models to replace their aging fleet and emerging markets’ need for more lift. Passenger traffic growth remains strong, up 6.2% (IATA data) through May, consistent with historical trends of outpacing GDP growth. AL’s revenues (+28% in the first quarter of 2014) and earnings per share (+50%) are growing impressively as its fleet builds. An investment grade rating and strengthening credit profile should enable AL to continue to get favorable financing in the capital markets and de-risk its balance sheet with more unsecured, fixed rate debt. AL has approximately 91% of leases placed through 2016 and is well capitalized for a long “runway” of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Air Lease Corp
Shares of Air Lease Corp. (AL), an aircraft leasing company, were up in the first quarter on reports of strong sales and earnings in the fourth quarter. Air Lease offers a young, fuel-efficient fleet to satisfy strong demand for replacement of older aircraft and more lift capacity in emerging markets, particularly Asia. The company has secured an investment grade rating to keep financing costs low and as part of a $27 billion order book, has placed all deliveries through 2015.We believe Air Lease is well positioned for a long "runway" of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Air Lease Corp
Air Lease Corp. (AL) is an aircraft leasing company led by Steve Udvar-Hazy, who co-founded the aircraft leasing business in 1973. The company offers a young, fuel-efficient fleet to meet strong demand for replacement of aging aircrafts and more lift capacity in Asia. Historically, global airline traffic has doubled every 15 years and is projected to grow 5% annually over the next four years. Lessors' share of the market is growing too. Air Lease provides its customers favor able delivery slots, as w ell as fleet and balance sheet flexibility. Air Lease is well-capitalized, and recently secured an investment grade rating that should help keep financing costs low. The company has placed all deliveries through 2015, as part of a $27 billion order book (vs. its current $7.6 billion fleet). We believe Air Lease is well positioned for a long "runway" of profitable growth. (David Goldsmith Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.90
AL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. AL: 16.90 )
AL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.04   Max: 2637
Current: 16.9

14.04
2637
P/B 1.45
AL's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. AL: 1.45 )
AL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.45

0.86
1.65
P/S 4.17
AL's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AL: 4.17 )
AL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.48   Max: 13.45
Current: 4.17

3.48
13.45
EV-to-EBIT 17.61
AL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. AL: 17.61 )
AL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -134.7   Max: 83.2
Current: 17.61

-134.7
83.2
Current Ratio 1.36
AL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AL: 1.36 )
AL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 17.73
Current: 1.36

1.36
17.73
Quick Ratio 1.36
AL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. AL: 1.36 )
AL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 17.73
Current: 1.36

1.36
17.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.31
AL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
92% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. AL: 0.31 )
AL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.31

0.08
0.38
Dividend Payout 0.05
AL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. AL: 0.05 )
AL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.07
Current: 0.05

0.05
0.07
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
AL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
93% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. AL: 0.30 )
AL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.3

0.08
0.38

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.46
AL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AL: 1.46 )
AL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.46

0.88
1.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
AL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. AL: 0.97 )
AL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 2.87
Current: 0.97

0.82
2.87
Price/Graham Number 1.02
AL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. AL: 1.02 )
AL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.02

0.83
1.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
AL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. AL: 5.70 )
AL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 5.9
Current: 5.7

1.2
5.9

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
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Traded in other countries:AVLA.Germany
Air Lease Corp was incorporated in Delaware and launched in February 2010. It is an aircraft leasing company. The Company is engaged in purchasing new commercial jet transport aircraft directly from the manufacturers, such as The Boeing Company ("Boeing") and Airbus S.A.S. ("Airbus"), and leasing those aircraft to airlines throughout the world to generate attractive returns on equity. The Company sells aircraft from its operating lease portfolio to third parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies and airlines. The Company also provides fleet management services to investors and owners of aircraft portfolios for a management fee. The Company has relationships with approximately over 200 airlines across 70 countries. It operates its business on a global basis, providing aircraft to airline customers in geographical region, including markets such as Asia, the Pacific Rim, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. As of December 31, 2013, the Company owned 193 aircraft in operating lease portfolio and leased the aircraft to a globally diversified customer base comprised of 79 airlines in 47 countries. As on 2013 Company entered into commitments to purchase up to 73 additional aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. From Airbus, it agreed to purchase up to 30 A350 XWB family aircraft, five of which are subject to reconfirmation. From Boeing, it agreed to purchase an additional 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, 30 787-10 aircraft and three additional 787-9 aircraft. The Company's fleet is principally comprised of fuel-efficient and newer technology aircraft, consisting of narrowbody aircraft, such as the Boeing 737-700/800, the Airbus A320/321 and the Embraer E190, select widebody aircraft, such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A330-200/300, and the ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft. The Company faces competition from aircraft manufacturers, banks, financial institutions, other leasing companies, aircraft brokers and airlines. The Company is subject to the regulatory authority of the DOS and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Company also requires its lessees to comply with the standards of either the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") or its equivalent in foreign jurisdictions.
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