AVA Stock Overview
Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$43.57|
|52 Week High||US$49.14|
|52 Week Low||US$36.68|
|1 Month Change||6.95%|
|3 Month Change||10.28%|
|1 Year Change||13.05%|
|3 Year Change||6.09%|
|5 Year Change||12.18%|
|Change since IPO||183.38%|
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Avista: Good Dividend And Growth But High Valuation
Avista is a regulated utility operating in the Pacific Northwest that is poised to grow its earnings at a 5% CAGR over the next few years. Utility stocks are popular among more conservative investors because of the combination of high dividends and stability. Electric utilities have increased in popularity due to electrification but the EIA thinks that may not prove as a major trend as some think. The company's current 4.19% yield appears reasonably sustainable. The company appears to be slightly overvalued compared to some of its peers.
|AVA||US Integrated Utilities||US Market|
Return vs Industry: AVA exceeded the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned 12% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AVA exceeded the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.
|AVA Average Weekly Movement||2.6%|
|Integrated Utilities Industry Average Movement||2.5%|
|Market Average Movement||6.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: AVA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AVA's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and AEL&P. The Avista Utilities segment provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho; and natural gas distribution services in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon, as well as generates electricity in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana.
Avista Fundamentals Summary
|AVA fundamental statistics|
Is AVA overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AVA income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$449.60m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.19|
|Net Profit Margin||11.18%|
How did AVA perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is Avista undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AVA ($43.57) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($50.49)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AVA is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AVA is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.9x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (22.7x).
PE vs Market: AVA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.9x) compared to the US market (17x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AVA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AVA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (2.2x).
How is Avista forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AVA's forecast earnings growth (10.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AVA's earnings (10.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AVA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AVA's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AVA's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AVA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.5%).
How has Avista performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AVA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AVA's current net profit margins (11.2%) are higher than last year (9.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AVA's earnings have grown by 3.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AVA's earnings growth over the past year (27.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AVA earnings growth over the past year (27.7%) exceeded the Integrated Utilities industry 11.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AVA's Return on Equity (7.4%) is considered low.
How is Avista's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AVA's short term assets ($356.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($799.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: AVA's short term assets ($356.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AVA's net debt to equity ratio (114.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AVA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 113.2% to 115.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AVA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.4%).
Interest Coverage: AVA's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.5x coverage).
What is Avista current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AVA's dividend (3.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).
High Dividend: AVA's dividend (3.88%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AVA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AVA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (74.8%), AVA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AVA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (73.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dennis Vermillion (59 yo)
Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion has been the President and Director of Avista Corporation since January 1, 2018 and as its Chief Executive Officer since October 1, 2019. Mr. Vermillion is Director of Alaska Elect...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dennis's total compensation ($USD5.00M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.14M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dennis's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: AVA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AVA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AVA 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 3%.
Avista Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Avista Corporation
- Ticker: AVA
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1889
- Industry: Multi-Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: US$3.083b
- Shares outstanding: 70.77m
- Website: https://investor.avistacorp.com
Number of Employees
- Avista Corporation
- 1411 East Mission Avenue
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/19 23:31|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/19 00:00|
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