Avista Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:AVA)

About Avista Corp.

Avista Corp. logoAvista Corporation is an electric and natural gas utility with certain other business ventures. The Company operates through two business segments: Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P). Avista Utilities segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity, and distributes natural gas serving electric and natural gas customers in eastern Washington and northern Idaho and natural gas customers in parts of Oregon. AEL&P is a utility providing electric services in Juneau, Alaska. It operates other businesses, including sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments and real estate investments, as well as certain other investments of Avista Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Through Advanced Manufacturing and Development (AM&D), doing business as METALfx, the Company performs custom sheet metal fabrication of electronic enclosures, parts and systems for the computer, construction, telecommunication, renewable energy and medical industries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AVA
  • CUSIP: 05379B10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $40.20
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $40.91
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $41.55
  • 52-Week Range: $32.61 - $45.22
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.51
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.61
  • P/E Growth: 3.81
  • Market Cap: $2.56B
  • Outstanding Shares: 63,706,000
  • Beta: 0.4
  • Net Margins: 9.38%
  • Return on Equity: 8.32%
  • Return on Assets: 2.64%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.95%
  • Current Ratio: 0.54%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.43%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $41.00 (1.99% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/22/2016Williams CapitalBoost Price TargetHold$38.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
6/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$42.00View Rating Details
3/31/2016MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutral$41.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016Q316$0.19$306.78 millionListenView 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$0.61$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$446.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.55$0.51$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$0.44$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.09 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.16 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.82$0.84$0.83
Q2 20162$0.42$0.44$0.43
Q3 20162$0.20$0.22$0.21
Q4 20161$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q1 20171$0.89$0.89$0.89
Q2 20171$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q3 20171$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q4 20171$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q1 20181$0.91$0.91$0.91
Q2 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA)
Annual Dividend:$1.37
Dividend Yield:3.41%
Dividend Growth:4.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.02% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
65.55% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
63.43% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.07%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.04%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA)
4-traders.com logoAvista : reaches settlement in Idaho electric rate request (NYSE:AVA)
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publicnow.com logoAvista Subsidiary, AEL&P, Requests Electric Rate Increase (NYSE:AVA)
www.publicnow.com - September 21 at 7:55 AM
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finance.yahoo.com logo4:14 pm Avista makes its annual rate adjustment filings with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (NYSE:AVA)
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finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Requests Natural Gas Price Decrease in Idaho (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 4:15 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year (NYSE:AVA)
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finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AVA earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-16 2:30pm GMT (NYSE:AVA)
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Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) Chart for Thursday, October, 27, 2016

Last Updated on 10/27/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff