At the moment, the debt-to-equity of Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) is high, standing at 226.13, a figure that is higher than the 42.30 average recorded by the industry. This means that the company is currently holding a debt level at 4.66 B.

Even though there was a drop of -0.30% in revenue, the company failed to succeed in outperforming the industry average of 5.09%. For the most recent quarter, the net income has dropped by -36.68%. This weakness in their income has affected them and thus increased their earnings to $170.34 M. The -1.85% yoy growth of AYR’s revenue has gone down that of the industry average by 7.53%. For the past 12 months, Aircastle Limited revenue has gone down by -9.38%. The sustained growth in their revenue has helped boost their earnings per share.

Aircastle Limited (AYR) has seen their earnings per share increased to $0.46 during the last quarter in comparison to the same quarter last year. They have recorded a -27.29% declining earnings per share earnings. They have recorded a -27.29% declining earnings per share earnings. Analysts expect increase in earnings is also on the cards next quarter with an average estimate at $0.49. In the fiscal year 2018, Aircastle Limited overcame its bottom line by hitting earning $1.87 per share compared to the $1.92 in 2017.

The 12-month return on equity has significantly fallen to 10.15 in comparison to the same data for other companies in the same industry. This shows that there is a major weakness within the organization over the past one year. Comparing them to other companies in the industry and the overall Services sector, the industry average is 11.70 while 12.54 is of the sector.

AYR total operating cash flow had jumped to $153.45 billion compared to $97.43 billion in the same quarter last year. Also, looking at the price to cash flow of the company and the industry average, the 3.12 ratio of the stock is lower than the industry’s 15.49.

Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.06 which is lower than the 29.11 industry average at the moment. In addition to their unfavorable P/E ratio, Aircastle Limited has maintained a gross margin of 99.20. This shows whether the company has what it takes to effectively turn the revenue into profit.

The company’s ROA is 2.59 when compared to 7.18 for the stocks operating in the same industry. This can be attributed to the strength recorded in the net income produced by total assets. Comparing it to other companies in the sector, Aircastle Limited ROE is above 12.54 that of both the sector average.

The operating profit margin for Aircastle Limited (AYR) is 49.20%, a figure which is considered to be strong. It has gone 15.24 from the 40.40 over the past 5 years. In addition to this, their operating margin is 33.96 higher than the industry average.

The net profit margin which stood at 13.40 on average in the past 5 years has jumped to 25.30 in the last 12 months. Added to that, this ratio has surpassed the industry net margin that stands at 10.70.

Analysts meanwhile rate Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) as a buy. Still some above discussed indicators of the $1.51B company show strength while others show weakness. There is little evidence at the moment to justify the expectation of the AYR shares to either perform positively or negatively when compared to other stocks. The primary strengths of Aircastle Limited can be witnessed in its increased revenue, growing earnings per share, higher return on equity, increased operating cash and high net margin. Subsequently, financial analysis have also identified some weak areas that includes high debt, relatively high P/E ratio, lower return on assets and low net margin.