Kevin Quon
Insider ownership, small-cap, long-term horizon, dividend investing

Aircastle Fortifies Its Capital Structure With Marubeni's Support

For an aircraft leasing company, having a sturdy capital structure remains one of the most important aspects of the business. The average cost of a commercial airplane ranges from $100 million to $300 million. Such heavy investments often require leasing companies to take on a significant amount of debt. As such, when a leasing company is able to improve upon its the balance sheet and cash liquidity, investors should take note of this situation.

Aircastle Limited (AYR) is a global company that acquires, leases, and sells high-utility commercial jet aircraft. Most recently, the company has attracted the attention of a large investor found in Marubeni Corporation (MARUY.PK). In selling shares to Marubeni, Aircastle was able...

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