Watch Airbus Stock Closely as Boeing Falters

Airbus Airbus SE (Euronext Paris: AIR) has always been a sturdy growth stock for U.S. investors who are interested in the international market. Today, there are even more compelling reasons to buy. As the world’s second largest aerospace company behind Boeing, Airbus could see its orders increase after the failure of the 737 Max. Boeing’s brand has suffered considerable damage in recent months, and its competitor will be the biggest benefactor.

First quarter revenues for Airbus reached $14 billion, compared to $11.2 billion a year ago. The company delivered 162 commercial aircraft, compared to 121 this time last year. Airbus currently has 7,357 commercial aircraft orders to fulfill, giving it a guaranteed revenue stream for many years to come. For 2019, Airbus expects to deliver a total of 890 commercial aircraft to its customers. It also expects a 15% year over year increase of earnings before interest and tax (EBIT).

Airbus is the only real alternative to investors who want a strong holding in the aerospace sector. With Boeing continuing to struggle with 737 Max recertification, this stock starts to look better every day.

Key Data:

  • 1 Year Price Growth: 64%
  • YTD Price Growth: 73%
  • 3 Month Price Growth: 78%

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