Comparing Black Diamond Group (OTCMKTS:BDIMF) & Air Lease (AL)

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Air Lease (NYSE:AL) and Black Diamond Group (OTCMKTS:BDIMF) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.2% of Air Lease shares are held by institutional investors. 9.3% of Air Lease shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Air Lease and Black Diamond Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Air Lease $1.45 billion 2.64 $756.15 million $3.65 10.07
Black Diamond Group $120.79 million 0.74 -$73.59 million N/A N/A

Air Lease has higher revenue and earnings than Black Diamond Group.


This table compares Air Lease and Black Diamond Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Air Lease 51.81% 11.44% 2.96%
Black Diamond Group -53.71% -6.11% -3.36%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Air Lease and Black Diamond Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Air Lease 1 2 8 1 2.75
Black Diamond Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Air Lease presently has a consensus price target of $55.05, suggesting a potential upside of 49.71%. Given Air Lease’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Air Lease is more favorable than Black Diamond Group.

Volatility and Risk

Air Lease has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Diamond Group has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Air Lease pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Black Diamond Group does not pay a dividend. Air Lease pays out 14.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Air Lease has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.


Air Lease beats Black Diamond Group on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Air Lease Company Profile

Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company, engages in the purchase and leasing of commercial jet transport aircraft to airlines worldwide. The company also sells aircraft from its operating lease portfolio to third parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies, and airlines. In addition, it provides fleet management services to investors and owners of aircraft portfolios. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned a fleet of 244 aircraft, including 188 narrowbody jet aircraft and 56 widebody jet aircraft. Air Lease Corporation was founded in 2010 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Black Diamond Group Company Profile

Black Diamond Group Limited rents and sells workspace and modular workforce accommodation solutions. It operates through four segments: BOXX Modular, Black Diamond Camps & Lodging, Black Diamond Energy Services, and Black Diamond International. The BOXX Modular segment provides modular space rentals to customers in construction, real estate development, manufacturing, education, financial institutions, resource industries, and government agencies in North America. Its products include office units, lavatories, storage units, large multi-unit office complexes, classroom facilities, high security modular buildings, custom manufactured modular facilities, and blast resistant structures. This segment also sells new and used space rentals units; and provides delivery, installation, project management, and ancillary products and services. The Camps & Lodging segment provides workforce accommodation solutions, such as camps with on-site management of catering, housekeeping, front desk services, as well as fresh water and waste water management, electricity, television, telephone, Internet, and the provision of consumables, such as diesel and propane. The Energy Services segment provides equipment rentals and accommodations to customers in the oil and gas industry throughout western Canada and the Midwest and western United States. This segment offers accommodations, which consist of single and multi-unit complexes; and surface rentals, including various types of equipment that support drilling, completion, and production activities. The segment also provides installation, delivery, maintenance, and catering services. The International segment rents and sells remote workforce housing and modular space rental solutions primarily in Australia. This segment serves customers in resources, oil and gas, construction, general industry, government, and education sectors. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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