Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Willis Lease Finance Looks Under-Followed And Undervalued

If what's good for the goose is good for the gander, perhaps what's good for aircraft leasing companies like AerCap (NYSE:AER) and FLY Leasing (NYSE:FLY) will prove to be good for engine lessor Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC). Although there are some key differences in the markets and business models, a few basic points of similarity shine through - namely, that air travel (and aircraft demand) is set to grow meaningfully in the coming years and operators (that is, airlines) are likely to turn even more to leasing as a means of managing their capital.

Willis Lease is severely under-followed, as I do not believe there is a single sell-side firm following the company today,...

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