NASDAQ:AVAV - AeroVironment Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$92.84 -0.45 (-0.48 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$92.84
Today's Range$92.13 - $95.83
52-Week Range$41.53 - $121.32
Volume270,289 shs
Average Volume383,641 shs
Market Capitalization$2.23 billion
P/E Ratio85.96
Dividend YieldN/A
AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, supports, and operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies and businesses. The company offers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and related services primarily to organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense and to international allied governments; and tactical missile systems and related services to organizations within the U.S. Government. It also offers small UAS products, including spare equipment, alternative payload modules, batteries, chargers, repair services, and customer support. In addition, the company develops high altitude pseudo-satellite systems for a commercial customer based in Japan. AeroVironment, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Monrovia, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Aircraft
Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio10.07
Quick Ratio9.03


Trailing P/E Ratio85.96
Forward P/E Ratio84.40
P/E Growth4.26

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$271.05 million
Price / Sales8.20
Cash Flow$1.3159 per share
Price / Cash70.55
Book Value$17.16 per share
Price / Book5.41


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.08
Net Income$20.06 million
Net Margins15.56%
Return on Equity10.71%
Return on Assets9.60%


Outstanding Shares23,930,000
Market Cap$2.23 billion

AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) Frequently Asked Questions

What is AeroVironment's stock symbol?

AeroVironment trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AVAV."

How were AeroVironment's earnings last quarter?

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September, 5th. The aerospace company reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.79. The aerospace company had revenue of $78.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.65 million. AeroVironment had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 15.56%. The company's revenue was up 127.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.19) EPS. View AeroVironment's Earnings History.

When is AeroVironment's next earnings date?

AeroVironment is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, December 4th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for AeroVironment.

What guidance has AeroVironment issued on next quarter's earnings?

AeroVironment issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, September, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.84-1.14 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.11. The company issued revenue guidance of $290-310 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $305.07 million.

What price target have analysts set for AVAV?

5 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for AeroVironment's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate AeroVironment's share price to reach $75.25 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 18.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for AeroVironment.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AeroVironment?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AeroVironment in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for AeroVironment.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about AeroVironment stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about AeroVironment stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies, businesses and consumers. It operates through two segments: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which focuses primarily on the design, development, production, support and operation of UAS and tactical missile systems that provide situational awareness, multi-band communications, force protection and other mission effects, and Efficient Energy Systems, which focuses primarily on the design, development, production, support and operation of electric energy systems. The Company supplies UAS, tactical missile systems and related services primarily to organizations within the United States Department of Defense. The Company also supplies charging systems and services for electric vehicles, and power cycling and test systems to commercial, consumer and government customers. It serves the U.S. Department of Defense, including the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, Air Force, and Navy. " (9/7/2018)
  • 2. Drexel Hamilton analysts commented, "We are lowering our FY’19 revenue estimate to $303 from $343M, lowering our EBITDA estimate to $31M from $33M, and raising our EPS to $1.15 from $0.99 (changes in our estimates are primarily the result of the divestiture of the EES division). We are establishing our FY’20 revenue projection at $325M, EBITDA at $34M, and EPS at $1.05." (6/27/2018)
  • 3. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We recently spent a day on the road with management of AeroVironment (AVAV). After the stock’s recent strong performance, interest in the story is high, and confidence in the longer-term upside is increasing. However, the fact that management is sticking to its full year FY18 outlook does raise questions about the sustainability of the recent strength in the defense business even with the signing today of a ~$700B FY18 defense authorization. The current FY18 guidance implies H2/18 sales and EPS down 3% and 60%, respectively (and the Q4/18 comp is very difficult). And while management may well continue its better-than-expected run, we believe the company has benefitted near term from a surge in op-tempo troop activity, and we will wait for a better entry point to get more bullish. We are maintaining our HOLD rating and our $50 price target." (12/14/2017)

Who are some of AeroVironment's key competitors?

Who are AeroVironment's key executives?

AeroVironment's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Wahid Nawabi, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 49)
  • Ms. Teresa Covington, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Ms. Melissa Ann Brown J.D., VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 41)
  • Mr. Kirk Flittie, VP & GM of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Age 56)
  • Mr. Kenneth D. Karklin, VP of Transition Services (Age 49)

Who are AeroVironment's major shareholders?

AeroVironment's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. (1.02%), Seven Eight Capital LP (0.11%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.06%). Company insiders that own AeroVironment stock include Kenneth D Karklin, Kirk J Flittie and Timothy E Conver. View Institutional Ownership Trends for AeroVironment.

Which major investors are buying AeroVironment stock?

AVAV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Seven Eight Capital LP, Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. and Aperio Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for AeroVironment.

How do I buy shares of AeroVironment?

Shares of AVAV can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is AeroVironment's stock price today?

One share of AVAV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $92.84.

How big of a company is AeroVironment?

AeroVironment has a market capitalization of $2.23 billion and generates $271.05 million in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $20.06 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.08 on an earnings per share basis. AeroVironment employs 697 workers across the globe.

What is AeroVironment's official website?

The official website for AeroVironment is

How can I contact AeroVironment?

AeroVironment's mailing address is 800 ROYAL OAKS DRIVE SUITE 210, MONROVIA CA, 91016. The aerospace company can be reached via phone at 626-357-9983 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for AeroVironment (NASDAQ AVAV)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  241 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  404 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  645
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about AeroVironment and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AVAV will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AVAV will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/20/2018 by Staff

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