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Willis Lease Finance

Nasdaq:WLFC
Snowflake Description

Proven track record and fair value.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
WLFC
Nasdaq
$391M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Capital Goods
Company description

Willis Lease Finance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, leases and services commercial aircraft and aircraft engines worldwide. The last earnings update was 31 days ago. More info.


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WLFC Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.3%
NasdaqGM:WLFC
0.2%
US Trade Distributors
-0.3%
US Market
1 Year Returns
70.6%
NasdaqGM:WLFC
20.6%
US Trade Distributors
18.6%
US Market
WLFC Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Willis Lease Finance (WLFC) 2.3% 0.1% -0% 70.6% 139.4% 187%
US Trade Distributors 0.2% -0.4% 14% 20.6% 22.3% 34.4%
US Market -0.3% 2.2% 5.6% 18.6% 36.2% 52.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • WLFC outperformed the Trade Distributors industry which returned 20.6% over the past year.
  • WLFC outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 18.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
WLFC
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

WLFC Value

 Is Willis Lease Finance undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Willis Lease Finance. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $61.38.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Willis Lease Finance's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Willis Lease Finance's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:WLFC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $13.18
NasdaqGM:WLFC Share Price ** NasdaqGM (2019-12-06) in USD $61.38
United States of America Trade Distributors Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 41 Publicly-Listed Trade Distributors Companies 16.8x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,924 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.48x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Willis Lease Finance.

NasdaqGM:WLFC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGM:WLFC Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 61.38 ÷ 13.18

4.66x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Willis Lease Finance is good value based on earnings compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average.
  • Willis Lease Finance is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Willis Lease Finance's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:WLFC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 4.66x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Trade Distributors Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Trade Distributors Companies 1.06x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,045 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Willis Lease Finance, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Willis Lease Finance's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:WLFC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $54.35
NasdaqGM:WLFC Share Price * NasdaqGM (2019-12-06) in USD $61.38
United States of America Trade Distributors Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 51 Publicly-Listed Trade Distributors Companies 1.69x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,088 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.78x
NasdaqGM:WLFC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGM:WLFC Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 61.38 ÷ 54.35

1.13x

* Primary Listing of Willis Lease Finance.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Willis Lease Finance is good value based on assets compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Willis Lease Finance's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Trade Distributors industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Trade Distributors industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Willis Lease Finance has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WLFC Future Performance

 How is Willis Lease Finance expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Willis Lease Finance has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
13.1%
Expected Trade Distributors industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Willis Lease Finance expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Willis Lease Finance's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Willis Lease Finance's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Willis Lease Finance's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:WLFC Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Trade Distributors Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.1%
United States of America Trade Distributors Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.5%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.2%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:WLFC Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGM:WLFC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 436 244 77
2019-06-30 399 198 62
2019-03-31 382 189 54
2018-12-31 348 189 40
2018-09-30 292 141 64
2018-06-30 277 140 61
2018-03-31 266 126 59
2017-12-31 274 137 60
2017-09-30 263 137 21
2017-06-30 248 123 20
2017-03-31 230 119 18
2016-12-31 203 92 14

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Willis Lease Finance is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Willis Lease Finance is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:WLFC Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Willis Lease Finance Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGM:WLFC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 13.18
2019-06-30 10.68
2019-03-31 9.20
2018-12-31 6.75
2018-09-30 10.76
2018-06-30 10.05
2018-03-31 9.67
2017-12-31 9.93
2017-09-30 3.43
2017-06-30 3.24
2017-03-31 2.79
2016-12-31 2.10

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Willis Lease Finance will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine whether Willis Lease Finance is trading at Willis Lease Finance'san attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
  2. Willis Lease Finance's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Capital Goods companies here
  3. Willis Lease Finance's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Willis Lease Finance's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Willis Lease Finance has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WLFC Past Performance

  How has Willis Lease Finance performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Willis Lease Finance's growth in the last year to its industry (Trade Distributors).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Willis Lease Finance has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Willis Lease Finance's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (18.9% vs 48.8%)
  • Willis Lease Finance's earnings growth has exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry average in the past year (18.9% vs -8.5%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Willis Lease Finance's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Willis Lease Finance Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGM:WLFC Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 436.32 76.71 94.47
2019-06-30 398.71 62.31 89.89
2019-03-31 381.62 53.69 87.10
2018-12-31 348.35 39.90 83.16
2018-09-30 292.04 64.49 77.26
2018-06-30 276.95 60.59 73.76
2018-03-31 266.09 58.72 69.26
2017-12-31 273.54 60.30 65.47
2017-09-30 262.53 20.85 63.09
2017-06-30 248.13 19.90 59.84
2017-03-31 229.90 17.61 56.82
2016-12-31 202.67 13.78 54.77
2016-09-30 206.98 14.40 53.09
2016-06-30 213.25 12.97 54.73
2016-03-31 207.45 9.11 53.79
2015-12-31 198.06 6.46 52.15
2015-09-30 184.44 3.15 51.06
2015-06-30 172.23 1.57 48.71
2015-03-31 172.28 4.27 48.79
2014-12-31 174.06 7.18 48.20
2014-09-30 179.93 14.08 47.84
2014-06-30 171.96 10.87 46.21
2014-03-31 166.05 18.35 47.99
2013-12-31 158.01 15.63 46.73
2013-09-30 148.34 8.30 46.19
2013-06-30 148.29 2.56 44.13
2013-03-31 145.49 -4.69 41.44
2012-12-31 146.13 -3.79 41.56

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Whilst Willis Lease Finance has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%), this is metric is skewed due to its high level of debt.
  • Willis Lease Finance used its assets more efficiently than the US Trade Distributors industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Willis Lease Finance has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Willis Lease Finance's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Trade Distributors industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Willis Lease Finance has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WLFC Health

 How is Willis Lease Finance's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Willis Lease Finance's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Willis Lease Finance is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Willis Lease Finance's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Willis Lease Finance's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Willis Lease Finance Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGM:WLFC Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 395.11 1,258.98 8.98
2019-06-30 370.01 1,285.56 11.60
2019-03-31 357.01 1,297.84 12.18
2018-12-31 336.34 1,337.35 11.69
2018-09-30 320.22 1,392.11 8.44
2018-06-30 314.80 1,232.85 8.94
2018-03-31 306.11 1,179.66 12.66
2017-12-31 308.38 1,085.41 7.05
2017-09-30 265.08 932.13 7.88
2017-06-30 229.21 921.78 11.26
2017-03-31 225.24 872.20 11.89
2016-12-31 216.02 900.26 10.08
2016-09-30 196.47 885.64 10.65
2016-06-30 196.15 876.71 21.05
2016-03-31 210.02 850.03 12.74
2015-12-31 209.22 866.09 9.73
2015-09-30 219.85 852.16 9.25
2015-06-30 217.93 860.98 16.17
2015-03-31 219.22 842.18 15.64
2014-12-31 216.86 840.96 13.49
2014-09-30 217.44 761.23 10.84
2014-06-30 218.82 753.82 12.37
2014-03-31 217.56 767.11 15.63
2013-12-31 212.61 787.61 12.80
2013-09-30 206.48 744.60 4.03
2013-06-30 212.69 745.28 4.34
2013-03-31 201.79 758.35 1.36
2012-12-31 199.16 698.68 5.38
  • Willis Lease Finance's level of debt (318.6%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (350.5% vs 318.6% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.4%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.7x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Willis Lease Finance's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Willis Lease Finance has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WLFC Dividends

 What is Willis Lease Finance's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Willis Lease Finance dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Willis Lease Finance shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Willis Lease Finance's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Willis Lease Finance's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:WLFC Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Trade Distributors Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 15 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1959 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Willis Lease Finance has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Willis Lease Finance's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Willis Lease Finance's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Willis Lease Finance has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Willis Lease Finance's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Willis Lease Finance afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Willis Lease Finance has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WLFC Management

 What is the CEO of Willis Lease Finance's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Charlie Willis
COMPENSATION $8,031,934
AGE 70
TENURE AS CEO 34.9 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Charles F. Willis, IV, also known as Charli, is the Founder of Willis Lease Finance Corp and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 1985. Mr. Willis has 40 years of experience in the aviation industry. From 1975 to 1985, he served as the President of Willis Lease Finance's predecessor, Charles F. Willis Company, which purchased, financed and/or sold a variety of large commercial transport aircraft and provided consulting services to the aviation industry. He served as the President of Willis Lease Finance Corp., from 1985 to July 2011. During 1974, he operated a small business not involved in the aviation industry. From 1972 to 1973, Mr. Willis served as an Assistant Vice President of Sales at Seaboard World Airlines, a freight carrier. From 1965 to 1972, he held various positions at Alaska Airlines, including positions in the departments of flight operations, sales and Marketing. He serves as the Chairman of Gavarnie Holding LLC at Hawaii Island Air, Inc. Mr. Willis has been the Chairman and Director at Willis Lease Finance Corp. since 1996 and 1985 respectively.

CEO Compensation
  • Charlie's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Charlie's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Willis Lease Finance management team in years:

5.3
Average Tenure
50
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Willis Lease Finance management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Charlie Willis

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$8M
AGE
70
TENURE
34.9 yrs

Brian Hole

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
41
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Scott Flaherty

TITLE
Senior VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
53
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Dean Poulakidas

TITLE
Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
50
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Austin Willis

TITLE
Senior VP of Corporate Development & Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
38
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Willis Lease Finance board of directors in years:

13.2
Average Tenure
69
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Willis Lease Finance board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Charlie Willis

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$8M
AGE
70
TENURE
23.9 yrs

Austin Willis

TITLE
Senior VP of Corporate Development & Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
38
TENURE
11 yrs

Hans Hunziker

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$231K
AGE
69
TENURE
13.9 yrs

Bob Morris

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$188K
AGE
70
TENURE
13.2 yrs

Robert Keady

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$188K
AGE
68
TENURE
4.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
01. Aug 19 Buy Scott Flaherty Individual 31. Jul 19 31. Jul 19 500 $21.47 $10,735
01. Aug 19 Buy Brian Hole Individual 31. Jul 19 31. Jul 19 500 $23.40 $11,700
13. Jun 19 Sell Austin Willis Individual 13. Jun 19 13. Jun 19 -7,865 $53.94 $-424,243
12. Jun 19 Sell Robert Keady Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 -200 $52.84 $-10,568
12. Jun 19 Sell Austin Willis Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 -6,000 $52.81 $-316,889
10. Jun 19 Sell Austin Willis Individual 07. Jun 19 07. Jun 19 -5,435 $50.08 $-272,173
06. Jun 19 Sell Austin Willis Individual 05. Jun 19 06. Jun 19 -6,700 $52.16 $-341,995
05. Jun 19 Sell Robert Keady Individual 04. Jun 19 04. Jun 19 -200 $51.75 $-10,350
04. Jun 19 Sell Robert Keady Individual 03. Jun 19 03. Jun 19 -100 $50.34 $-5,034
03. Jun 19 Sell Robert Keady Individual 31. May 19 31. May 19 -400 $49.89 $-19,954
30. May 19 Sell Robert Keady Individual 29. May 19 29. May 19 -118 $51.31 $-6,055
23. May 19 Sell Brian Hole Individual 22. May 19 22. May 19 -638 $53.50 $-34,133
21. May 19 Sell Hans Hunziker Individual 20. May 19 20. May 19 -409 $56.50 $-23,107
21. May 19 Sell Robert Keady Individual 20. May 19 20. May 19 -1,982 $56.50 $-111,974
20. May 19 Sell Hans Hunziker Individual 17. May 19 17. May 19 -265 $57.59 $-15,261
17. May 19 Sell Robert Morris Individual 16. May 19 16. May 19 -484 $57.14 $-27,658
17. May 19 Sell Hans Hunziker Individual 16. May 19 16. May 19 -1,326 $57.14 $-75,772
15. May 19 Sell Robert Morris Individual 15. May 19 15. May 19 -416 $56.25 $-23,400
15. May 19 Sell Robert Morris Individual 14. May 19 14. May 19 -1,100 $55.13 $-60,648
01. Feb 19 Buy Brian Hole Individual 31. Jan 19 31. Jan 19 500 $23.40 $11,700
01. Feb 19 Buy Scott Flaherty Individual 31. Jan 19 31. Jan 19 500 $21.47 $10,736
12. Dec 18 Sell Austin Willis Individual 12. Dec 18 12. Dec 18 -2,347 $35.12 $-82,430
12. Dec 18 Sell Hans Hunziker Individual 11. Dec 18 11. Dec 18 -750 $35.08 $-26,307
12. Dec 18 Sell Robert Morris Individual 11. Dec 18 11. Dec 18 -750 $35.08 $-26,307
12. Dec 18 Sell Austin Willis Individual 11. Dec 18 11. Dec 18 -1,374 $35.25 $-48,439
11. Dec 18 Sell Robert Morris Individual 10. Dec 18 10. Dec 18 -250 $35.99 $-8,998
11. Dec 18 Sell Hans Hunziker Individual 10. Dec 18 10. Dec 18 -250 $35.99 $-8,998
10. Dec 18 Sell Austin Willis Individual 10. Dec 18 10. Dec 18 -779 $36.15 $-28,162
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Management checks
We assess Willis Lease Finance's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Willis Lease Finance has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WLFC News

Simply Wall St News

Does Willis Lease Finance Corporation's (NASDAQ:WLFC) CEO Salary Reflect Performance?

View our latest analysis for Willis Lease Finance How Does Charlie Willis's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … According to our data, Willis Lease Finance Corporation has a market capitalization of US$316m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$8.0m. … Thus we can conclude that Charlie Willis receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Willis Lease Finance Corporation.

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Boasting A 16% Return On Equity, Is Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) A Top Quality Stock?

View our latest analysis for Willis Lease Finance How Do You Calculate Return On Equity? … The formula for ROE is: Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity Or for Willis Lease Finance: 16% = US$54m ÷ US$357m (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Most readers would understand what net profit is, but it’s worth explaining the concept of shareholders’ equity. … Willis Lease Finance's Debt And Its 16% ROE It seems that Willis Lease Finance uses a lot of debt to fund the business, since it has a high debt to equity ratio of 3.65.

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Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 139% Share Price Gain

One great example is Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) which saw its share price drive 139% higher over five years. … By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time. … During five years of share price growth, Willis Lease Finance achieved compound earnings per share (EPS) growth of 28% per year.

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Is There More To Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) Than Its 7.1% Returns On Capital?

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE). … ROCE measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business.

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Read This Before Selling Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) Shares

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC). … Willis Lease Finance Insider Transactions Over The Last Year. … In total, Willis Lease Finance insiders bought more than they sold over the last year

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Is Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) A High Quality Stock To Own?

Our data shows Willis Lease Finance has a return on equity of 21% for the last year. … That means that for every $1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated $0.21 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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What Kind Of Shareholders Own Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC)?

The big shareholder groups in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) have power over the company. … Willis Lease Finance is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$241m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. … View our latest analysis for Willis Lease Finance

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Should You Worry About Willis Lease Finance Corporation’s (NASDAQ:WLFC) ROCE?

Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the business can generate profits from the capital it requires. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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Who Has Been Buying Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) Shares?

So before you buy or sell Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling. … The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Willis Lease Finance. … In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Willis Lease Finance insiders

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Can Willis Lease Finance Corporation's (NASDAQ:WLFC) ROE Continue To Surpass The Industry Average?

To keep the lesson grounded in practicality, we'll use ROE to better understand Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC). … Over the last twelve months Willis Lease Finance has recorded a ROE of 21%. … View our latest analysis for Willis Lease Finance?

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WLFC Company Info

Description

Willis Lease Finance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, leases and services commercial aircraft and aircraft engines worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Leasing and Related Operations, and Spare Parts Sales. It also purchases and resells commercial aircraft engines; and sells aircraft engine parts and materials. The company offers noise-compliant Stage IV commercial jet engines. It serves airlines and aircraft engine manufacturers, as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul providers. As of December 31, 2018, the company had a total lease portfolio of 244 engines and related equipment, 17 aircraft, and 10 other leased parts and equipment with 81 lessees in 47 countries; and managed a total lease portfolio of 440 engines and related equipment on behalf of other parties. Willis Lease Finance Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida.

Details
Name: Willis Lease Finance Corporation
WLFC
Exchange: NasdaqGM
Founded: 1985
$390,891,930
6,357,000
Website: http://www.willislease.com
Address: Willis Lease Finance Corporation
4700 Lyons Technology Parkway,
Coconut Creek,
Florida, 33073,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGM WLFC Common Stock Nasdaq Global Market US USD 18. Sep 1996
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
175
Willis Lease Finance employees.
Industry
Trading Companies and Distributors
Capital Goods
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/12/07 23:44
End of day share price update: 2019/12/06 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/06
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.