Airbus shares: price, dividends and performance

James Rodriguez James Rodriguez  updated on 2022-06-15

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Despite the health crisis, Airbus remains an interesting stock to invest in, especially in terms of growth. The share price has indeed increased significantly over the last ten years.

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Want to buy shares in Airbus: Our key take-aways

Stock exchange: Euronext Paris

  • Stock market index: CAC 40
  • Dividend 2021: $0
  • Dividend forecast for 2022: $0
  • Performance over 1 year: +23.69%.

Should I buy Airbus stock?

Despite the suspension of the dividend paid by Airbus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the share of this French aircraft manufacturer remains an interesting investment value.

It is indeed likely that the group will decide to resume the payment of a dividend for the coming years due to the expected improvement of the economic conditions for this sector of activity.

In the meantime, the Airbus share can be considered as a growth stock since it has shown a good stock market performance with a 345% increase in value in ten years.
It may therefore be worth buying and holding this stock as part of a long-term investment strategy.

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How can I buy shares in Airbus ?  

To buy Airbus on the stock market:

  1. Find an online broker offering stock investments.
  2. Open your trading account by filling out a simple form.
  3. Deposit funds into your account.
  4. Search for the stock
  5. Place a buy order to add Airbus to your stock portfolio.

To invest in Airbus, you can go through a traditional investment firm, an online brokerage or speak with a financial advisor.

How much are Airbus shares?

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Why Airbus shares could go up:

In view of the information communicated by the Airbus group and the current economic and stock market data, the elements in favour of a rise in the share price are

  • Strong leadership: this aircraft manufacturer is currently the world co-leader with Boeing.
  • Interesting diversification: The group has recently diversified its activities and therefore its sources of income by entering the aerospace industry.
  • A secure business model: Airbus' business model offers a range of solutions in the aviation and aerospace segments that are both safe and environmentally friendly, and a strong commitment to companies and utilities.
  • A solid growth strategy: Airbus' growth strategy is based on simplifying, strengthening and growing its business to make it more profitable, more robust and a leader in decarbonizing the industry.
  • Future innovations: Airbus' business model also includes a strong innovation strategy with investments of more than €2.9 billion in research and development.
  • New development centers: the Group plans to launch two hydrogen engine development centers in France and Germany in the near future.

Why Airbus shares could go down:

However, certain economic and sectoral factors and elements surrounding the Airbus group suggest that its share price could fall:

  • Air traffic is still disrupted: according to the group's forecasts, global air traffic will only return to normal between 2023 and 2025, which will limit its medium-term growth.
  • A stock price that is very sensitive to orders: Airbus shares are particularly reactive and volatile depending on orders, which presents a short-term risk.
  • Dispute with OHB: the legal case between Airbus and the German company OHB is still ongoing and its outcome could influence this value.
  • Impact of the pandemic: the Covid-19 pandemic has strongly impacted the Airbus group's revenue, which are struggling to recover financially despite the rebound in civil aviation sales.
  • No dividend in 2020: in 2021, Airbus shareholders did not receive a dividend due to the financial aid paid by the French government during the pandemic.

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How can I sell my Airbus shares? 

Short selling of Airbus shares is not permitted with traditional Canadian savings and investment vehicles. Therefore, you must hold these shares in your stock portfolio and have previously purchased them in order to sell them.

But if you want to short the stock, you can use a margin account or a derivative product such as an option or a CFD.

What investment vehicles in Canada can hold Airbus stock? 

Airbus shares can be placed in several different savings vehicles including" 

  • RRSPs: these registered retirement savings plans offer funds that are accessible at the time of retirement and offer an income tax deferral.
  • TFSAs: tax-free savings accounts is an incredibly popular short-and long-term tax-free investment vehicle.
  • Margin accounts: This account offers leverage and allows you to borrow against the value of the securities you hold to make other investments. It allows you to sell short.
  • Cash accounts: This account allows you to trade stocks on North American markets only. 

Most investors who choose to speculate on Airbus stock buy it on a cash basis and on an individual basis.
However, there are other products that integrate this stock with other stocks such as ETFs that allow you to diversify your investments in a single order in the market.

Airbus share price history over 10 years:

Time periodGrowthHighLow
1 week-2.56%118.48113.96
1 month11.99%121.10100.26
3 months1.91%121.1095.76
6 months7.83%121.1095.73
1 year23.69%121.1081.84
3 years20.95%139.4048.12
5 years74.93%139.4048.12
10 years345.61%139.4024.26
Airbus 10-year performance

Airbus dividends and payment dates

Since 2020, the Airbus Group has not paid a dividend to its shareholders.

This absence of shareholder remuneration is explained by the global economic context and is intended to consolidate the group's financial resilience by conserving its net cash in order to strengthen its investment or adaptation capacities depending on the evolution of the situation after the pandemic.

Previously, the group had paid a dividend every year for nine consecutive years with several increases in the dividend yield. Airbus' usual dividend payment schedule is once a year.

It is of course likely that the group will decide to pay a dividend for future years, but it has already announced to its shareholders that they will not receive any remuneration in 2022 for the fiscal year 2021.

What is the dividend yield for Airbus over the last 10 years?

YearDividend amountVariancePerformance
20120.220%1.03
20130.150104.55%1.70
20140.6033.33%1.36
20150.7525%1.41
20161.2060%1.95
20171.308.33%2.43
20181.353.85%1.94
20191.5011.11%1.64
20201.6510%1.39
20210-100%0
Airbus divident history

The yield on Airbus shares is obtained by dividing the annual dividend by the annual average price.

A stock's yield provides key information about a company's dividend policy and its evolution over time and performance.

Annual gross shareholder return = Total dividend for the year ÷ average share price for the same year

The 10-year average return = Sum of annual returns ÷ 10

What analysts are saying about Airbus stock:

A critical analysis of Airbus stock:

The indicators from the fundamental analysis of Airbus stock are relatively optimistic with strong indicators including:

  • A good ESG score: the company's ESG score is considered better than other companies in the sector.
  • Strong financial position: Airbus Group is currently in a strong financial position with respect to margins and net cash.
  • Upwardly revised expectations: Analysts' earnings per share expectations have been revised upward several times over the past 12 months and they expect better profitability in the coming years.
  • Buy recommendations: similarly, analysts covering Airbus are recommending the stock as Buy or Overweight.
  • Above-Consensus Earnings: Airbus Group most often reports financial results above analysts' consensus and surprise rates are often positive.
  • Overvalued: On the other hand, Airbus appears to be highly valued based on its latest balance sheet.
  • No dividend: Airbus does not currently pay a dividend to its shareholders and therefore has a zero yield.
  • Scattered estimates: finally, the estimates of the analysts working on this file tend to be scattered, which reveals a low visibility of the activity or a bad communication of the group.

A technical analysis of Airbus stock:

The technical analysis of the Airbus share is relatively neutral with scattered and contrary chart signals over the long-term:

  • The MACD indicator is positive but below its signal line. If it were to turn negative, this could suggest a downward trend.
  • The RSI does not give any particular indication.
  • The stochastic indicators do not give a clear medium-term signal either.
  • The stock, which had reached a high of 120.40, seems to be retreating towards its 50-day moving average of 110.19.
  • The next technical supports are located at 107.47 and 104.70 and the next resistances are located at 121.32 and 124.09.

Who is Airbus?

The Airbus Group is a French aeronautics and aerospace group. It is the European leader and number two in the world in the aeronautics, space and defense industry.

The categories of products and services offered by Aibrus SE are

  • Commercial aircraft with 67.2% of turnover: Airbus is currently the leader in aircraft with more than 100 seats.
  • Defense and aerospace systems with 20.8% of sales: this segment includes military aircraft including transport, maritime surveillance, anti-submarine fighter and ground refueling aircraft, space equipment with orbital launchers, observation and communication satellites and turboprop aircraft, defense and security systems including missile systems, electronic and telecommunication systems as well as training and maintenance services.
  • Civil and military helicopters with 12% of sales

Geographically, the group currently generates 40.7% of its revenue in Europe, 26.2% in Asia Pacific, 17.4% in North America, 6.3% in the Middle East, 2% in Latin America and 7.4% in the rest of the world.

Who are Airbus’s competitors?

Airbus has little competition in the aeronautics sector, but faces slightly more adversaries in the defense and aerospace segment. Here are its main current competitors:

  • Boeing: The Boeing Company is an American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer specializing in the design of civil and private aircraft and military aircraft. It also operates in helicopters, satellites and launchers. It is currently Airbus' most important competitor.
  • Lockheed Martin: this American company specializes in defense and security and designs and develops several types of electronic and technological products. It signs numerous contracts with the American government.
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation: this American conglomerate is active in the aeronautics and defense sectors with aeronautics, space, electronics and other divisions. It employs more than 97,000 people and is the third largest arms company in the world.
  • Raytheon: This other American company also specializes in defense and electronic systems and aerospace. The company merged with United Technologies in 2020 to become Raytheon Technologies.

Who are Airbus’s partners?

While it has many enemies, the Airbus group can also count on some strategic allies and regularly sets up partnerships with other groups. Here is the list of its most recent partners:

  • Air Liquide and ADP: the two companies have signed an agreement with Airbus to prepare the use of hydrogen in airports by 2035 as part of the new zero-emission aircraft project.
  • Vinci Airports: the group has also set up a partnership with Vinci Airports and Air Liquide also with the aim of developing hydrogen in airports and building the European airport network needed to accommodate future aircraft.
  • Dassault Systèmes: Airbus is also a partner of Dassault Systèmes, which it has chosen to use its 3DExperience platform to modernize its industrial processes.
  • Actia: Airbus has also selected Actia as its EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services) partner and subcontractor for the next few years, and has done so for some 20 years now.
  • Vietjet Air: this Vietnamese low-cost airline is also collaborating with Airbus in a strategic partnership on the implementation of a 119-aircraft contract for widebody fleet development and other support.
  • Altran: Finally, the group is also partnering with Altran, a world leader in engineering consulting and R&D services, to support the development of ProtoSpace, an internal network of fab labs.