The worldwide flying ban on Boeing’s 737 MAX planes has entered its sixth month, hurting every airline that either owns or has ordered the model.
Atlas is not a straightforward recovery story, and it will likely require some patience this year, but the underlying sector and company themes suggest the worst may be behind management.
The company’s operating results during the fourth quarter were supported by the investments made to strengthen and diversify its business mix, including its 747-8 freighters in ACMI.
Atlas’ management team has no doubt made a major capital bet over the last few years. I want to highlight a few reasons why I believe the Atlas shares are a potential bargain, not a value trap.
It is no secret that there has been a long-standing secular shift to other modes of freight transport (airfreight is 1% to 2% of global volume), but conversely, there has been a critical value shift.
Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) is an outsourced global provider of aircraft and aviation operating services for airlines, express delivery providers, freight forwarders, the United States military, and charter brokers.