WLFC stock: buy or sell?

WLFC stock price: $58.80 -0.08% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020


Willis Lease Finance shares remained steady -0.08% to $58.80 yesterday.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, leases commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft-related equipment to air carriers, manufacturers, and overhaul\u002Frepair facilities worldwide.

Should I buy WLFC stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that fits your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Willis Lease Finance stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Willis Lease Finance stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for WLFC stock for the last month.

WLFC stock analysis

Daily outlook

Willis Lease Finance shares remained stable -0.08% to $58.80 yesterday.

Willis Lease Finance shares remained steady -0.08% to $58.80 yesterday. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on January/14, WLFC fell $-1.10 per share (-1.84%). Since Dec/26 when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, WLFC price slipped $-0.40 per share (-0.68%). On September, WLFC hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on September tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

WLFC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Willis Lease Finance stayed constant a tight 0.09% this week.

Far behind is the all-time high Willis Lease Finance recorded early September and since then the price is -21.03% below that top. Since price and 20-weeks moving average lines crossed down last week, WLFC fell $-1.30 per share (-2.16%). Since SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up late December 2019, WLFC price slid a -0.54%.

WLFC stock chart (weekly)

WLFC stock price history

WLFC IPO was on September 18th, 1996 at $8.75 per share1. Since then, WLFC stock grew a 572.00%, with a yearly average of 24.90%. If you had invested $1,000 in WLFC stock in 1996, it would worth $5,720.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

WLFC stock historical price chart

WLFC stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $74.46.

WLFC stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' WLFC stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Willis Lease Finance stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since March, when Willis Lease Finance posted its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
WLFC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Willis Lease Finance annual sales rocketed an amazing 26.75% to $348.35 M dollars from $274.84 marked in 2017. However, its income margin (compared to sales) plummed to 12.41%, that is $43.23 million.

WLFC annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$153 M-$16 M10.2%-
2014$174 M14.11%$7.25 M4.2%-53.63%
2015$200 M14.53%$7.36 M3.7%1.50%
2016$207 M3.84%$14 M6.8%91.26%
2017$275 M32.60%$62 M22.6%341.81%
2018$348 M26.75%$43 M12.4%-30.45%

Quarterly financial results

Willis Lease Finance posted $132.18 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 69.51% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $18.11 M with a profit margin of 13.70%. Profit margin inched a 1.30% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 12.41%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Willis Lease Finance sales marked a super good increase and skyrocketed a 109.18%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Willis Lease Finance posted 4 negative quarters in a row.
WLFC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$77 M-$8 M10.6%-
2017-Q2$64 M-16.42%$6 M9.3%-26.68%
2017-Q3$66 M2.40%$5 M8.0%-11.65%
2017-Q4$63 M-4.06%$43 M67.6%707.05%
2018-Q1$64 M1.12%$7 M11.1%-83.42%
2018-Q2$74 M16.29%$8 M11.2%18.03%
2018-Q3$78 M4.94%$10 M12.4%15.73%
2018-Q4$132 M69.51%$18 M13.7%87.24%

Willis Lease Finance ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Willis Lease Finance shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 54.70% of all shares.

In case of Willis Lease Finance stock, 38.87% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for WLFC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$344.0 M
Total shares5.9 M
Float shares2.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)38.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)54.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%

WLFC summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Day range$58.70 - $59.17
Previous close$58.85
Session gain-0.08%
Average true range$0.97
50d mov avg$60.10
100d mov avg$59.02
200d mov avg$57.29
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern

Willis Lease Finance performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Willis Lease Finance, the benchmark is made against .
WLFCWillis Lease Fina...7.42%-7.55%52.97%

Willis Lease Finance competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Willis Lease Finance competitor. This doesn't mean Willis Lease Finance does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.