Aero Suppliers: Investors Not Ready To LEAP To The MAX Following Release Of Positive Headlines?

By Chris D. Olin Published on December 3, 2021 at 11:17 AM

We are surprised by the subdued response to the major aerospace industry headlines that were issued yesterday, including the long-awaited recertification of the 737 MAX for Chinese airspace and the formal issuance of strong LEAP jet engine production guidance. Both items should be considered bullish data points for the specialty materials and upstream aero supply peer groups, and the main drivers behind accelerated top-line growth and strong earnings contribution over the next 2-3 years. Continue reading

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Aerospace: Updating Our Macro Assumptions Ahead Of New Industry Catalysts

By Chris D. Olin Published on November 19, 2021 at 5:39 AM

After taking a closer look at aerospace market drivers, listening to the commentary provided by OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers, and collecting early market intel from proprietary survey-work, we remain comfortable with the bullish outlook applied the coverage group. We anticipate the realization of accelerated aero-related sales growth in CY22 for companies levered to aluminum, composite materials, specialty materials, and forging services driven by unit volume strength, better pricing/mix, and distribution channel refill. In today’ s market update, We lowered the CY22 earnings outlook for Hexcel (HXL) to account lost 787 revenues in 1H22. Continue reading

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Allegheny Technology (ATI): Time To Focus On Aerospace Demand Visibility and New Catalysts

By Chris D. Olin Published on November 16, 2021 at 6:48 PM

There is an interesting set up for Allegheny Technologies (ATI) heading toward CY22 as the company exited from the 3Q21 earnings period relatively unscathed by raw material/labor constraints and the commercial aircraft production hiccups. After updating our commercial aerospace demand assumptions and reviewing notes from the conference call, we reiterate the Strong Buy investment rating on the shares and $30 target price. Continue reading

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