Analyst Note| Nicolas Owens |
We've maintained our EUR 149 per-share fair value estimate for Airbus ($38 for the U.S.-listed ADRs) following its third-quarter earnings release. Results were very consistent with our expectations and management reaffirmed its outlook. The company delivered 435 planes through September this year, leaving at least 260 to meet the 2022 goal of around 700. Though it will make for a very busy last few months, we think they can likely pull it off because these planes are in or nearing the very final stages of production and testing. Further, the company has a pattern of somewhat back-loaded deliveries and revenue in past years.