| Air Lease is an aircraft leasing company. Co. is principally engaged in purchasing new commercial jet transport aircraft directly from aircraft manufacturers, such as The Boeing Company and Airbus S.A.S., and leasing those aircraft to airlines. In addition to its leasing activities, Co. sells aircraft from its operating lease portfolio to third parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies and airlines. Co. also provides fleet management services to investors and owners of aircraft portfolios. As of Dec 31 2017, Co. owned 244 aircraft, comprised of 188 narrowbody jet aircraft and 56 widebody jet aircraft. We show 32 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AL versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AL by allowing them to research AL shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.