AVLR Stock Overview
Avalara, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud-based solutions for transaction tax compliance worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$80.41|
|52 Week High||US$191.67|
|52 Week Low||US$67.59|
|1 Month Change||-12.12%|
|3 Month Change||-20.65%|
|1 Year Change||-34.59%|
|3 Year Change||12.86%|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||78.93%|
Recent News & Updates
Avalara: Best Time To Buy This SaaS Leader
Shares of Avalara skyrocketed nearly 10% after posting a fantastic beat-and-raise in Q1, hopefully igniting a rebound trend. The company still enjoys a greenfield market environment for tax automation. With positive pro forma operating margins, Avalara is also a rare SaaS stock that balances strong growth with bottom-line progress. Trading at ~7x forward revenue, Avalara is very favorably valued for a long-term investor.
|AVLR||US Software||US Market|
Return vs Industry: AVLR underperformed the US Software industry which returned -10.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AVLR underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
|AVLR Average Weekly Movement||10.6%|
|Software Industry Average Movement||11.4%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: AVLR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AVLR's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Avalara, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud-based solutions for transaction tax compliance worldwide. The company offers a suite of compliance solutions that enable businesses to address the complexity of transaction tax compliance; process transactions in real time; produce detailed records of transaction tax determinations; and reduce errors, audit exposure, and total transaction tax compliance costs. The company’s solutions include AvaTax, a solution for determining sales tax in the United States; Avalara Compliance Cloud Returns for tax return preparation, filing, and remittance; which creates, validates, stores, and manages sales tax exemption.
Avalara Fundamentals Summary
|AVLR fundamental statistics|
Is AVLR overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AVLR income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$221.97m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-1.57|
|Net Profit Margin||-18.42%|
How did AVLR perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Avalara undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AVLR ($80.41) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($90.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AVLR is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AVLR is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Software industry average.
PE vs Market: AVLR is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AVLR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AVLR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.8x) compared to the US Software industry average (3.6x).
How is Avalara forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AVLR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: AVLR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: AVLR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AVLR's revenue (20% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AVLR's revenue (20% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AVLR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.3%).
How has Avalara performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AVLR is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: AVLR is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AVLR is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 13.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AVLR's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: AVLR is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (29.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AVLR has a negative Return on Equity (-13.33%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Avalara's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AVLR's short term assets ($1.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($558.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: AVLR's short term assets ($1.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AVLR has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: AVLR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 57.2% to 92.9% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable AVLR has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: AVLR is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 63.8% per year.
What is Avalara current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AVLR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AVLR's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AVLR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AVLR's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as AVLR has not reported any payouts.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Scott McFarlane (64 yo)
Mr. Scott M. McFarlane Co-founded Avalara, Inc., in 1999 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since February 2007, Chairman since March 2014 and Director since May 2004. Mr. McFarlane served as Preside...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD11.21M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD8.22M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Scott's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: AVLR's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AVLR's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AVLR insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.2%.
Avalara, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Avalara, Inc.
- Ticker: AVLR
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Implied Market Cap: US$7.065b
- Shares outstanding: 87.86m
- Website: https://www.avalara.com
Number of Employees
- Avalara, Inc.
- 255 South King Street
- Suite 1800
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/14 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/13 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.