Head-To-Head Analysis: Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) and YBCC (NASDAQ:YBAO)

Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) and YBCC (OTCMKTS:YBAO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.1% of Willis Lease Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. 51.8% of Willis Lease Finance shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 61.4% of YBCC shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Willis Lease Finance and YBCC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Willis Lease Finance $409.16 million 0.32 $66.92 million N/A N/A
YBCC $2.25 million 0.10 -$150,000.00 N/A N/A

Willis Lease Finance has higher revenue and earnings than YBCC.

Volatility and Risk

Willis Lease Finance has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YBCC has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Willis Lease Finance and YBCC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Willis Lease Finance 10.58% 11.01% 1.84%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Willis Lease Finance and YBCC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Willis Lease Finance 0 0 0 0 N/A
YBCC 0 0 0 0 N/A


Willis Lease Finance beats YBCC on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Willis Lease Finance Company Profile

Willis Lease Finance Corporation engages in acquiring and leasing commercial aircraft, aircraft engines, and related aircraft equipment for air carriers, manufacturers, and overhaul/repair facilities worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Leasing and Related Operations, and Spare Parts Sales. It is also involved in the purchase and resale of commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft equipment; and after-market engine parts, whole engines, engine modules, and portable aircraft components, as well as in the engine management and consulting business. As of March 31, 2020, the company had an operating lease portfolio of 260 engines, 10 aircraft, 10 other leased parts and equipment, and one marine vessel; and managed 451 engines, aircraft, and related equipment on behalf of other parties. Willis Lease Finance Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida.

YBCC Company Profile

YBCC, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company focuses on the acquisition of or merger with an existing company. Previously, it was engaged in the bio-science manufacture and research business. The company is based in Walnut, California.

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