BAE Systems Protects Us All From Everybody Else

The Industrials Sector includes twenty-three industries all related to designing, fabricating and servicing stuff we want and use. The industrials industries range from aerospace and defense to waste management with all the transportation, business services, and equipment required in between. 

Today I'm reviewing a Large Cap British-based Aerospace & Defense Industrials firm operating as a defense, aerospace, and security company worldwide

The company's name is BAE Systems plc. It's trading ticker symbol is BAESF

BAE Systems PLC. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and support of defense and aerospace systems used in the air, on land, at sea, and in space.

BAE Systems operates in five segments: Electronic Systems; Cyber & Intelligence; Platforms & Services (US); Platforms & Services (UK); Platforms & Services (International).

BAE Systems plc was incorporated in 1979 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

I use three key data points gauge the value of any dividend equity or fund like BAE Systems plc.: 

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns

After those three, four more keys will finally unlock an equity or fund in which to invest. 

No matter what, it's the first three primary traits that best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money. 


BAE Systems's price was $8.32 per share at yesterday's market close. A year ago its price was $8.15 for a gain of $0.17 per share in the past year.  

Assuming BAESF's price will trade in the range of $7.00 to $9.00 next year, its price could grow another $0.17 from $8.32 to $8.49 by early May 2019. 

BAESF Dividends

BAE Systems's most recent variable semi-annual dividend was $0.185 per share declared in February and payable June 1st. A $0.30  total annual dividend for 2018 yields 3.6% at yesterday's $8.32  stock price.

Gains For BAESF?

The $0.17 estimated year over year price gain plus an anticipated dividend of  $0.30 makes a projected gross annual gain of $0.47 per share, which will be reduced by the costs to trade these shares.  

$1,000.00 invested today at the $8.32 price buys 120 shares. 

A $10 broker fee paid half at purchase and half at sale subtracts about $0.8 per share

Taking that $0.8 brokerage cost out of the estimated $0.47 gross gain per share leaves a net gain of $0.39 X120 shares 

= $46.80

or a 4.7% potential net gain on a $998.40 investment.

Therefore, BAE Systems plc (whose ticker symbol is BAESF), now shows a possible 4.7% net gain including a 3.6% dividend yield. 

No analysts cover this stock. Also, Y Charts has not yet rated it for an overall "Y" rating and shows "insufficient data for a Value, Fundamentals, and Valuation scores. 

You could look at all those numbers like this: BAE Systems (ATLCY) has made money, is making money, and could net a 5% net gain next year including  3.6% dividend yield. It could be more, it could be less.

Those forward-looking numbers were conjecture based on past year performance. Actual results remain to be seen.  They could turn out to be far higher or lower. More study is required for you to determine if BAE Systems is worth your time and money.

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