Wells: AER won't overpay for ILFC

|By:, SA News Editor

There are too many "unknowns" on a potential AerCap (AER +4%) deal to buy ILFC (AIG +1%) to figure out what AER's balance sheet and income statement would look like afterwards, says Well Fargo's Gary Liebowitz, but based on the company's recent history, he pretty certain about a few things.

AER will NOT: 1) Overpay for aircraft 2) Subject itself to excessive residual value risk by retaining older jets 3) Impair its ability to sell aircraft, or 4) Expose itself to significant future funding risks.

He retains his Buy rating on AER with a price target of $26-$27.

Previous coverage of the potential deal