Avista Corp Company Profile (NYSE:AVA)

About Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)

Avista Corp logoAvista Corporation is an electric and natural gas utility company. The Company operates through two segments: Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P). The Company's regional services include government and higher education, medical services, retail trade and finance. The Company's businesses also include sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments, real estate investments, a company that explores markets that could be served with liquefied natural gas (LNG), as well as certain other investments of Avista Capital, which is a subsidiary of the Company. Avista Utilities is an operating division of the Company, which consists of its regulated utility operations in the Pacific Northwest. Avista Utilities division generates, transmits and distributes electricity, and distributes natural gas. As of December 31, 2016, AEL&P operated five hydroelectric generation facilities with 102.7 megawatts (MW) of hydroelectric generation capacity.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:AVA
  • CUSIP: 05379B10
  • Web: www.avistacorp.com
  • Market Cap: $2.75 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 64,388,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $40.81
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $40.02
  • 52 Week Range: $37.78 - $45.22
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.41
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.72
  • P/E Growth: 3.81
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.46 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.88
  • Book Value: $26.18 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.63
  • Annual Dividend: $1.37
  • Dividend Yield: 3.4%
  • EBIDTA: $477.96 million
  • Net Margins: 9.39%
  • Return on Equity: 8.13%
  • Return on Assets: 2.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.06%
  • Current Ratio: 0.83%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.66%
  • Average Volume: 333,010 shs.
  • Beta: 0.37
  • Short Ratio: 4.23

Frequently Asked Questions for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)

What is Avista Corp's stock symbol?

Avista Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AVA."

How often does Avista Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista Corp?

Avista Corp announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.3575 per share on Thursday, June 15th. This represents a $1.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.35%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 23rd. View Avista Corp's Dividend History.

How were Avista Corp's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.16. The company earned $436.47 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $482.76 million. Avista Corp had a return on equity of 8.13% and a net margin of 9.39%. Avista Corp's revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.92 EPS. View Avista Corp's Earnings History.

When will Avista Corp make its next earnings announcement?

Avista Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Avista Corp.

What guidance has Avista Corp issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista Corp issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.80 to $2.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.93.

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

4 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Avista Corp's stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Avista Corp's stock price to reach $38.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Avista Corp.

Who are some of Avista Corp's key competitors?

Who owns Avista Corp stock?

Avista Corp's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), State Street Corp (2.71%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.94%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Avista Corp stock include David J Meyer, Dennis P Vermillion, Erik J Anderson, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Avista Corp.

Who sold Avista Corp stock? Who is selling Avista Corp stock?

Avista Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ameriprise Financial Inc., Morgan Stanley, James Investment Research Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc. and Legal & General Group Plc. Company insiders that have sold Avista Corp stock in the last year include David J Meyer, Erik J Anderson, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie and Marian M Durkin. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista Corp.

Who bought Avista Corp stock? Who is buying Avista Corp stock?

Avista Corp's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Karp Capital Management Corp, State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Piermont Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista Corp.

How do I buy Avista Corp stock?

Shares of Avista Corp 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 Avista Corp stock cost?

One share of Avista Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.68.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $38.67 (9.40% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/23/2017Williams CapitalReiterated RatingHold -> Hold$38.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
2/23/2017MizuhoLower Price TargetNeutral -> Neutral$41.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
11/3/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
6/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$42.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Earnings by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.80$0.96$482.76 million$436.47 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2017Q416$0.57$0.62$576.05 million$402.12 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q316$0.21$0.19$306.78 million$303.35 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.45$0.43$316.24 million$234.79 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.80$0.89$477.79 million$418.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.59$0.54$632.65 million$387.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.19$0.21$298.15 million$313.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.44$0.40$304.56 million$337.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.84$0.74$459.30 million$446.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.52$0.48$587.13 million$411.85 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.23$0.16$301.70 million$301.56 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.42$0.52$344.15 million$312.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.77$0.81$488.92 million$490.96 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.46$0.53$443.26 million$447.68 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.13$0.19$340.06 million$335.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.38$0.43$356.73 million$352.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.70$0.71$468.24 million$482.91 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.45$0.26$450.45 million$410.53 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.44$0.10$460.00 million$340.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012$0.43$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.70$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.45$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.17$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.49$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2011$0.64$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.48$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.80
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.06
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.76$0.84$0.80
Q2 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q3 20171$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q4 20171$0.54$0.54$0.54
Q1 20181$0.91$0.91$0.91
Q2 20181$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q3 20181$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q4 20181$0.64$0.64$0.64
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Next Dividend:6/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.37
Dividend Yield:3.21%
Dividend Growth:3.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.62% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
70.98% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
66.50% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:14 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.07%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.54%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/5/2017James M KensokVPSell750$40.89$30,667.50View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017Jason R ThackstonInsiderSell750$39.26$29,445.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017David J MeyerVPSell2,474$39.60$97,970.40View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017Karen S FeltesInsiderSell5,500$39.53$217,415.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2017Marian M DurkinVPSell2,000$38.87$77,740.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Jason R ThackstonSVPSell1,250$38.97$48,712.50View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Kevin J ChristieVPSell550$38.87$21,378.50View SEC Filing  
9/14/2016Jason R ThackstonSVPSell950$40.90$38,855.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016James M KensokVPSell250$41.84$10,460.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Marian M DurkinInsiderSell3,500$42.56$148,960.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Erik J AndersonDirectorSell2,400$42.36$101,664.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016James M KensokVPSell300$41.64$12,492.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,000$41.69$41,690.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Marian M DurkinSVPSell3,500$41.65$145,775.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Erik J AndersonDirectorSell5,047$40.05$202,132.35View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Karen S FeltesSVPSell25,000$40.00$1,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Kevin J ChristieVPSell333$41.00$13,653.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Dennis P VermillionSVPSell25,000$40.64$1,016,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016James M KensokVPSell650$41.09$26,708.50View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016R John TaylorDirectorBuy2,500$39.27$98,175.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Marian M DurkinSVPSell3,500$38.08$133,280.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016James M KensokVPSell1,000$37.53$37,530.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Dennis P VermillionSVPSell752$37.91$28,508.32View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016David J MeyerVPSell5,688$38.34$218,077.92View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Scott L MorrisCEOSell40,903$37.65$1,539,997.95View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,000$34.77$34,770.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Scott L MorrisCEOSell16,720$30.51$510,127.20View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Scott L MorrisCEOSell7,500$29.92$224,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015James M KensokVPSell2,000$32.28$64,560.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Don F KopczynskiVPSell3,987$33.06$131,810.22View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Kelly O NorwoodVPSell3,005$33.20$99,766.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015David J MeyerVPSell3,008$34.22$102,933.76View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014R John TaylorDirectorSell2,638$32.57$85,919.66View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Karen S FeltesSVPSell2,200$31.32$68,904.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Roger D WoodworthVPSell1,000$31.50$31,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,400$31.06$43,484.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014David J MeyerVPSell1,233$31.19$38,457.27View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013R John TaylorDirectorSell4,471$25.82$115,441.22View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,500$26.69$40,035.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013R John TaylorDirectorSell4,000$26.55$106,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013John F KellyDirectorSell3,311$28.68$94,959.48View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Latest Headlines for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. : AVA-US: Dividend Analysis : May 25th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 3:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 19 at 9:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Reaches Settlement in Oregon Natural Gas Rate Request
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 12:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs Avista a Great Stock for Value Investors?
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 12:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Board Declares Common Stock Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 9:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) to Issue $0.36 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 8:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.33 EPS Expected for Avista Corp (AVA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 8:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Capital Brokers Lift Earnings Estimates for Avista Corp (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Upgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 12:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) VP James M. Kensok Sells 750 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 4:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. :AVA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 3:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Capital Weighs in on Avista Corp's Q3 2017 Earnings (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 11:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 4:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AVA earnings conference call or presentation 3-May-17 2:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 1:51 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAvista Corp's (AVA) CEO Scott Morris on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - May 3 at 3:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Issues Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 1:56 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoAvista Corp. Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2017 and Confirms 2017 Earnings Guidance
feeds.benzinga.com - May 3 at 7:47 AM
marketbeat.com logoAvista posts 1Q profit
marketbeat.com - May 3 at 6:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) to Release Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Earning Very Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 9:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 4:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Receiving Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 10:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corp (AVA) Expected to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.84 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 8:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Likely to Affect Avista Corp (AVA) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 3:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for Avista Corp's FY2017 Earnings (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 1:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.76 Earnings Per Share Expected for Avista Corp (AVA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 12:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call and ... - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 5:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Announced
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 5:27 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) Presents At Williams Capital Group West Coast Seminar - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - March 23 at 4:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoConnie Hulbert named president and general manager of Avista subsidiary AEL&P
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 4:06 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAvista Issues Request for Proposals for Solar Energy Project
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 20 at 4:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarian M. Durkin Sells 2,000 Shares of Avista Corp (AVA) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 14 at 4:25 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events
biz.yahoo.com - March 2 at 9:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Financials
finance.yahoo.com - February 25 at 3:36 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 23 at 1:47 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 23 at 1:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AVA earnings conference call or presentation 22-Feb-17 3:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 1:47 AM
nasdaq.com logoAvista Corp. Announces 4% Gain In Q4 Bottom Line
www.nasdaq.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Tops Q4 EPS by 5c
www.streetinsider.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016, and Initiates 2017 Earnings Guidance
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 10:30 am ET today
biz.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista (AVA) Declares 4% Increase in Quarterly Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - February 8 at 3:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Board Increases Common Stock Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - February 3 at 8:54 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAvista Corp declares $0.3575 dividend
seekingalpha.com - February 3 at 7:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Announced
finance.yahoo.com - January 23 at 8:48 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAvista Corporation, It's Not Just Water Over The Dam
seekingalpha.com - January 19 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo6:09 am Avista receives approval from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission; rates are designed to increase annual electric revenues by $6.3 mln, co's original request in May 2016 was a revenue increase of $15.4 mln
finance.yahoo.com - December 29 at 4:01 PM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Seeks Rehearing of 2016 Washington General Rate Cases
www.streetinsider.com - December 24 at 1:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoFirstEnergy Files for Approval of Stake Sale, Capacity Hike
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 4:43 PM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Disappointed by Commission's Order in Rate Caese
www.streetinsider.com - December 16 at 8:55 PM



Avista Corp (AVA) Chart for Friday, May, 26, 2017

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