AeroVironment Company Profile (NASDAQ:AVAV)

About AeroVironment

AeroVironment logoAeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, supports and operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies, businesses and consumers. The Company operates through two segments: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), 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 (EES), which focuses primarily on the design, development, production, marketing, 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 (DoD). The Company also supplies charging systems and services for electric vehicles (EVs), and power cycling and test systems to commercial, consumer and government customers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Aerospace
  • Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Aerospace & Defense
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: AVAV
  • CUSIP: 00807310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $26.97
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $26.14
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $26.16
  • 52-Week Range: $22.16 - $32.44
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 55.10
  • P/E Growth: -4.42
  • Market Cap: $622.32M
  • Outstanding Shares: 23,049,000
  • Beta: 1.39
  • Net Margins: -1.80%
  • Return on Equity: -1.21%
  • Return on Assets: -1.09%
  • Current Ratio: 7.97%
  • Quick Ratio: 6.57%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $27.25 (0.93% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/7/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$27.00View Rating Details
10/13/2016Canaccord GenuityInitiated CoverageHold$27.00View Rating Details
10/5/2016Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageNeutral$24.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/1/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/31/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesLower Price TargetOverweight$37.00 -> $31.00View Rating Details
7/13/2015Dougherty & CoReiterated RatingBuy$35.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/6/2016Q217($0.01)($0.18)$52.19 million$50.12 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/30/2016Q117($0.17)($0.51)$37.81 million$36.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/28/2016Q416($0.07)$0.23$84.76 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/8/2016Q316$0.05$0.27$70.35 million$67.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2015Q216($0.09)$0.19$57.74 million$64.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/1/2015Q116($0.15)($0.24)$53.92 million$47.05 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/30/2015Q415$0.18$0.32$86.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/3/2015Q315$0.06$0.10$69.87 million$68.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/25/2014Q215($0.11)($0.13)$55.60 million$52.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/3/2014Q115($0.11)($0.16)$50.70 million$51.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/8/2014Q414$0.22$0.27$69.62 million$73.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2014Q314$0.19$0.34$64.96 million$69.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/26/2013Q2$0.07$0.14$56.64 million$64.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/27/2013Q1 2014($0.07)($0.32)$43.78 million$44.12 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/25/2013Q4 2013($0.12)($0.04)$51.07 million$54.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/4/20120.39$0.39$80.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/5/2012Q113($0.03)($0.06)$63.24 million$58.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/26/2012$0.71$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2012$0.43$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/6/2011$0.20$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/7/2011$0.01$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/21/2011$0.68$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2011$0.38$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.20 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.49 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.06$0.06$0.06
Q2 20164($0.09)$0.25$0.08
Q3 20162($0.05)$0.02($0.02)
Q4 20162$0.05$0.11$0.08
Q1 20173($0.23)$0.26$0.07
Q2 20172($0.12)($0.05)($0.09)
Q3 20172($0.32)$0.16($0.08)
Q4 20172$0.44$1.21$0.83
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 12.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.97%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/22/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell8,500$27.33$232,305.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell55,250$27.41$1,514,402.50View SEC Filing  
10/6/2016Kenneth D KarklinVPSell200$23.85$4,770.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2016Wahid NawabiInsiderSell558$23.85$13,308.30View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell4,250$29.81$126,692.50View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell8,500$28.74$244,290.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell8,500$28.52$242,420.00View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell11,700$27.56$322,452.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2016Douglas E ScottSVPSell368$27.49$10,116.32View SEC Filing  
7/12/2016Raymond D CookCFOSell1,121$27.49$30,816.29View SEC Filing  
7/12/2016Wahid NawabiCEOSell2,634$27.49$72,408.66View SEC Filing  
7/6/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell4,000$27.06$108,240.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell1,300$27.30$35,490.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell16,000$30.69$491,040.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell61,000$32.01$1,952,610.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell8,500$28.27$240,295.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Timothy E ConverChairmanSell8,500$28.59$243,015.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Timothy E ConverCEOSell8,500$29.28$248,880.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016Timothy E ConverCEOSell8,500$28.36$241,060.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2016Timothy E ConverCEOSell12,752$28.03$357,438.56View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Timothy E ConverCEOSell4,248$27.06$114,950.88View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Timothy E ConverCEOSell3,344$27.06$90,488.64View SEC Filing  
1/14/2016Cathleen S. ClineVPSell10,000$26.11$261,100.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2015Douglas E ScottSVPSell1,663$21.20$35,255.60View SEC Filing  
10/6/2015Wahid NawabiCOOSell558$21.20$11,829.60View SEC Filing  
7/13/2015Timothy E ConverCEOSell2,605$27.69$72,132.45View SEC Filing  
7/13/2015Wahid NawabiCOOSell1,477$27.69$40,898.13View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Jikun KimCFOSell14,649$34.84$510,371.16View SEC Filing  
7/14/2014Jikun KimCFOSell3,509$34.56$121,271.04View SEC Filing  
7/14/2014Roy E MinsonSVPSell2,175$35.26$76,690.50View SEC Filing  
7/14/2014Timothy E ConverCEOSell7,000$35.26$246,820.00View SEC Filing  
7/14/2014Wahid NawabiVPSell1,798$35.26$63,397.48View SEC Filing  
4/14/2014Joseph AlibrandiDirectorSell4,964$35.07$174,087.48View SEC Filing  
4/7/2014Roy MinsonSVPSell2,000$36.44$72,880.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Joseph AlibrandiDirectorSell13,000$37.83$491,790.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Tom HerringCOOSell55,889$36.95$2,065,098.55View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Charles HollandDirectorSell35,189$36.14$1,271,730.46View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Jikun KimCFOSell22,177$35.54$788,170.58View SEC Filing  
9/23/2013Stephen PageDirectorBuy5,000$22.50$112,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Roy MinsonSVPSell5,656$22.81$129,013.36View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Tom HerringCOOSell2,587$23.29$60,251.23View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013Timothy ConverCEOSell6,000$22.55$135,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Timothy E ConverCEOSell9,000$22.62$203,580.00View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013Timothy E ConverCEOSell9,000$23.12$208,080.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Roy E MinsonSVPSell2,000$20.51$41,020.00View SEC Filing  
7/2/2013Roy E MinsonSVPSell3,000$19.83$59,490.00View SEC Filing  
7/2/2013Timothy E ConverCEOSell9,000$20.09$180,810.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Timothy E ConverCEOSell9,000$20.04$180,360.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Timothy E ConverCEOSell9,000$20.51$184,590.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Timothy E ConverCEOSell7,926$20.17$159,867.42View SEC Filing  
4/16/2013Arnold L FishmanDirectorBuy25,416$18.07$459,267.12View SEC Filing  
4/12/2013Arnold L FishmanDirectorBuy17,584$18.14$318,973.76View SEC Filing  
4/8/2013Arnold L FishmanDirectorBuy7,000$17.84$124,880.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2013Timothy E ConverCEOSell9,000$21.90$197,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012Timothy E ConverCEOSell40,000$21.54$861,600.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV)
News IconAre Analysts Optimistic About Where AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) is Heading? - Winfield Review (NASDAQ:AVAV) - February 18 at 3:39 PM
News IconABR Of AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) Stock At 2.5 - Stock Observer (NASDAQ:AVAV) - February 18 at 3:39 PM
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What is AeroVironment's stock symbol?

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

Where is AeroVironment's stock going? Where will AeroVironment's stock price be in 2017?

6 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for AeroVironment's stock. Their predictions range from $24.00 to $31.00. On average, they anticipate AeroVironment's share price to reach $27.25 in the next year.

When will AeroVironment announce their earnings?

AeroVironment is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, March, 6th 2017.

What are analysts saying about AeroVironment stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about AeroVironment stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Building on a history of technological innovation, AEROVIRONMENT INC., designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and efficient electric energy systems. The company's small UAS are used extensively by agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and increasingly by allied military services to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. AV's PosiCharge fast charge systems eliminate battery changing for electric industrial vehicles in factories, airports, and distribution centers. " (1/3/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "AVAV reported a FY17:Q2 loss of $0.18 per share vs. our est. of ($0.12) and year ago EPS of $0.19. Revenue of $50.1MM was about 7% below our estimate. Gross margins of 34.8% topped our 33.0% estimate due to better mix, but this should reverse in Q3." (12/7/2016)

Who owns AeroVironment stock?

AeroVironment's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.81%), Janus Capital Management LLC (5.78%), State Street Corp (2.50%), HCSF Management LLC (2.21%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.25%) and Systematic Financial Management LP (1.21%). Company insiders that own AeroVironment stock include Cathleen S Cline, Douglas E Scott, Kenneth D Karklin, Raymond D Cook, Timothy E Conver and Wahid Nawabi.

Who sold AeroVironment stock? Who is selling AeroVironment stock?

AeroVironment's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Two Sigma Investments LP, Systematic Financial Management LP and Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.. Company insiders that have sold AeroVironment stock in the last year include Douglas E Scott, Kenneth D Karklin, Raymond D Cook, Timothy E Conver and Wahid Nawabi.

Who bought AeroVironment stock? Who is buying AeroVironment stock?

AeroVironment's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, ARK Investment Management LLC, State Street Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Allianz Asset Management AG, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Janus Capital Management LLC.

How do I buy AeroVironment stock?

Shares of AeroVironment can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of AeroVironment stock cost?

One share of AeroVironment stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.00.

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Last Updated on 2/21/2017 by Staff