Coronavirus impact to Boeing still unfolding

By Judson Rollins
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March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing stock sold off 28% last week on news that the company would draw down the remainder of a $13.8bn loan it arranged in February to cover ongoing expenses related to the 737 MAX. In addition to MAX-related charges, the company is also hoping to close its joint venture with Embraer and has looming debt maturities later this year. But the company’s airplane sales prospects are an increasing source of worry for investors. The coronavirus and its impacts – which are still unfolding – put up significant obstacles to Boeing’s recovery, even as it hopes to finally see the MAX recertified within a few months.

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