SMBC Aviation Capital's strong growth balanced by prudence
SMBC Aviation Capital has recently published its annual report for the year to end March 2017. Among the highlights were a 12 per cent rise in revenue and other operating income to $1,091 million on the back of investments in young aircraft and strong aircraft trading activity, a 30 per cent rise in operating income to $613 million and a 53 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to $312 million. But this strong growth has not been achieved at the expense of a prudent, arguably conservative, approach to its business, as CFO Barry Flannery says in an interview with Aviation Finance's John Stanley.

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