Boeing's "Commercial aircraft" and "defense, space and security (BDS)" segments are the most vulnerable, and they can be seriously affected by the sagging capitalization of the aviation giant. Moreover, the problems of Boeing can turn into real technological threats for the United States in disrupting the production cycles of military products. This was stated by Alexander Razuvaev, a well-known Russian economist and head of the Alpari IAC, in a comment to the FAN.
Boeing faces difficult times
The day before, the European Union imposed new customs duties on goods from the United States in connection with Washington's illegal subsidy of the Boeing concern. The total amount of duties is $ 4 billion per year. According to experts, this decision will seriously affect the company's shares. Even the option of bankruptcy of Boeing is allowed.
The American company Boeing demonstrated stable revenue and profit indicators until 2019. After the second crash of the MACH 737 on March 10, 2019, Boeing 's profit fell sharply . The reason was the fact that this type of aircraft was banned from operation. Orders were canceled. Then the coronavirus pandemic caused serious damage, and the company's capital went into negative territory.
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Since the second quarter of last year, Boeing has had a problem with inflows from its core business. The company is steadily increasing its debts, and faster than the increase in assets.
In addition, the company's efficiency is falling. All the company's activities have negative dynamics, except for the dividend yield. Despite poor earnings and high costs, the company tries to pay dividends to its shareholders as good as previous values in order to somehow maintain its capitalization. But the dividends themselves are paid out of accumulated debts, which are becoming more and more.
Boeing did not receive any aircraft orders in September 2020. In nine months, 98 aircraft were delivered, compared to 301 for the same period in 2019.
The Fate Of Boeing
As Alexander Razuvaev noted, in 1990, 40% of the world's production of civil aircraft was accounted for by the USSR. They were less fuel-efficient than Boeing or Airbus. But 40% is a very serious figure.
The economist noted that there will be fewer orders for new aircraft in the world in the coming years than before. Plus, the reputation of Boeing products is badly damaged. It is highly likely that Russian airlines, primarily Aeroflot, may refuse to order new cars from the American company. After the additional issue of shares, the influence of the Russian government on the airline's decision has grown significantly. With the global economy emerging from recession, Russia has a chance to push Boeing's position in developing countries. This will hit Boeing's revenue and capitalization even harder.
The economist noted that this year the company's shares sank from $ 346 to $ 95. Today, they are trading at around $ 190. The company's "Commercial aircraft" and "defense, space and security (BDS)" segments are currently the most vulnerable in this aerospace Corporation. If the risks are realized and the EU and Russia respond, the company's capitalization may sink by another 20-25% at the moment. The US military-industrial complex may face real technological threats in disrupting the production cycles of military products. The reputation of the United States as the largest exporter of military products in this case will be called into question. But the expert recalled that to a greater extent, unlike Russian clients, NATO countries buy American weapons voluntarily-forcibly.