About Avista (NYSE:AVA)
Avista 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
Industry UTIL-ELEC PWR
Trailing P/E Ratio28.7655238297421
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.45 billion
Price / Sales2.34
Cash Flow$4.81 per share
Price / Cash10.71
Book Value$26.86 per share
Price / Book1.92
Net Income$115.91 million
Return on Equity7.72%
Return on Assets2.41%
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Avista's stock symbol?
Avista trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AVA."
How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?
Avista declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.3725 per share on Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $1.49 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a boost from Avista's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. View Avista's Dividend History.
How were Avista's earnings last quarter?
Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 21st. The utilities provider reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $397.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $380.39 million. Avista had a net margin of 8.02% and a return on equity of 7.72%. The company's revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.62 EPS. View Avista's Earnings History.
When will Avista make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Avista's stock going? Where will Avista's stock price be in 2018?
3 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Avista's shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect Avista's share price to reach $46.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Avista.
Who are some of Avista's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Avista include United Utilities Group (UUGRY), Great Plains Energy (GXP), OGE Energy (OGE), Enel Chile (ENIC), SCANA (SCG), Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP), Pampa Energia (PAM), IDACORP (IDA), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN), Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE), ALLETE (ALE), Portland General Electric (POR), NRG Yield, Inc. Class C (NYLD), Companhia Energetica de Minas Gers CEMIG (CIG), PNM Resources (PNM), Black Hills (BKH), Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt (EDN) and NorthWestern (NWE).
Who are Avista's key executives?
Avista's management team includes the folowing people:
- Scott L. Morris, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (Age 59)
- Dennis P. Vermillion, President (Age 55)
- Mark T. Thies, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer (Age 53)
- Marian M. Durkin, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary (Age 63)
- Jason R. Thackston, Senior Vice President, Vice President - Energy Resources (Age 47)
- Karen S. Feltes, Senior Vice President - Human Resources (Age 61)
- Ryan L. Krasselt, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller (Age 47)
- James M. Kensok, Chief Information Officer, Vice President (Age 58)
- Kevin J. Christie, Vice President - External Affairs and Chief Customer Officer (Age 49)
- David J. Meyer, Chief Counsel - Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, Vice President (Age 63)
Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media headlines about AVA stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Avista earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.42 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.
Who are Avista's major shareholders?
Avista's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (18.32%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.47%), Deutsche Bank AG (1.42%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.33%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (0.92%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.91%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, David J Meyer, Dennis P Vermillion, D'exploration Miniã Sociétãƒâ©, Erik J Anderson, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Joness Lang, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin and R John Taylor. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Avista.
Which institutional investors are selling Avista stock?
AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Sterling Capital Management LLC, ARP Americas LP, Deutsche Bank AG, Dean Investment Associates LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Allegis Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie and R John Taylor. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista.
Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock?
AVA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, BlackRock Inc., State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., WINTON GROUP Ltd, Pentwater Capital Management LP and Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Avista stock in the last two years include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill and Joness Lang. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista.
How do I buy shares of Avista?
Shares of AVA 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 Avista's stock price today?
One share of AVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.49.
How big of a company is Avista?
Avista has a market capitalization of $3.36 billion and generates $1.45 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $115.91 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.79 on an earnings per share basis. Avista employs 1,744 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Avista?
Avista's mailing address is 1411 E MISSION AVE, SPOKANE WA, 99202. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 509-489-0500 or via email at [email protected]
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Avista (NYSE:AVA) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Avista (NYSE AVA) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/21/2018||Q4 2017||$0.52||$0.58||$380.39 million||$397.90 million||View||N/A|
|11/1/2017||Q3 2017||$0.15||$0.14||$297.10 million||View||N/A|
|8/2/2017||Q2 2017||$0.37||$0.34||$326.33 million||$314.50 million||View||Listen|
|5/3/2017||Q1 2017||$0.80||$0.96||$482.76 million||$436.47 million||View||Listen|
|2/21/2017||Q416||$0.57||$0.62||$576.05 million||$402.12 million||View||Listen|
|11/1/2016||Q316||$0.21||$0.19||$306.78 million||$303.35 million||View||Listen|
|8/3/2016||Q216||$0.45||$0.43||$316.24 million||$234.79 million||View||Listen|
|5/4/2016||Q116||$0.80||$0.89||$477.79 million||$418.20 million||View||Listen|
|2/24/2016||Q415||$0.59||$0.54||$632.65 million||$387.30 million||View||Listen|
|11/4/2015||Q315||$0.19||$0.21||$298.15 million||$313.65 million||View||Listen|
|8/5/2015||Q215||$0.44||$0.40||$304.56 million||$337.30 million||View||Listen|
|5/6/2015||Q115||$0.84||$0.74||$459.30 million||$446.50 million||View||Listen|
|2/25/2015||Q414||$0.52||$0.48||$587.13 million||$411.85 million||View||Listen|
|11/5/2014||Q314||$0.23||$0.16||$301.70 million||$301.56 million||View||Listen|
|8/6/2014||Q214||$0.42||$0.52||$344.15 million||$312.60 million||View||Listen|
|5/7/2014||Q114||$0.77||$0.81||$488.92 million||$490.96 million||View||Listen|
|2/26/2014||Q413||$0.46||$0.53||$443.26 million||$447.68 million||View||Listen|
|11/6/2013||Q313||$0.13||$0.19||$340.06 million||$335.90 million||View||Listen|
|8/7/2013||Q2 2013||$0.38||$0.43||$356.73 million||$352.00 million||View||Listen|
|5/1/2013||Q1 2013||$0.70||$0.71||$468.24 million||$482.91 million||View||Listen|
|2/20/2013||Q4 2012||$0.45||$0.26||$450.45 million||$410.53 million||View||Listen|
|11/6/2012||Q312||$0.44||$0.10||$460.00 million||$340.60 million||View||N/A|
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.99
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Dividend Information
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/15/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||4.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||83.24% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
72.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||15 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Avista (NYSE AVA) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.21%
Avista (NYSE AVA) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|12/13/2017||Jason R Thackston||Insider||Sell||1,500||$51.58||$77,370.00||22,974|| |
|11/28/2017||R John Taylor||Director||Sell||932||$51.94||$48,408.08||655|| |
|11/6/2017||Kevin J Christie||VP||Sell||500||$51.81||$25,905.00||1,992|| |
|11/3/2017||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||4,700||$52.01||$244,447.00||12,787|| |
|10/30/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||2,000||$0.26||$520.00|
|10/3/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||64,000||$0.29||$18,560.00|
|9/19/2017||B. Matthew Hornor||Insider||Buy||1,000||$0.28||$280.00|
|9/18/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||50,000||$0.28||$14,000.00|
|8/15/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||1,000||$0.31||$310.00|
|8/14/2017||B. Matthew Hornor||Insider||Buy||1,000||$0.30||$300.00|
|8/9/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||50,000||$0.31||$15,500.00|
|8/1/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||12,500||$0.33||$4,125.00|
|7/28/2017||B. Matthew Hornor||Insider||Buy||2,000||$0.33||$660.00|
|7/28/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||20,000||$0.32||$6,400.00|
|7/26/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||5,500||$0.31||$1,705.00|
|7/24/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||17,500||$0.30||$5,250.00|
|7/19/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||5,000||$0.28||$1,400.00|
|7/7/2017||B. Matthew Hornor||Insider||Buy||1,000||$0.27||$270.00|
|6/26/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||155,000||$0.29||$44,950.00|
|6/8/2017||Gerald Patrick Mccarvill||Director||Buy||225,000||$0.28||$63,000.00|
|5/5/2017||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||750||$40.89||$30,667.50||17,487|| |
|3/17/2017||Jason R Thackston||Insider||Sell||750||$39.26||$29,445.00||25,049|| |
|3/15/2017||David J Meyer||VP||Sell||2,474||$39.60||$97,970.40||4,249|| |
|3/15/2017||Karen S Feltes||Insider||Sell||5,500||$39.53||$217,415.00||28,114|| |
|3/14/2017||Marian M Durkin||VP||Sell||2,000||$38.87||$77,740.00||78,343|| |
|3/13/2017||Jason R Thackston||SVP||Sell||1,250||$38.97||$48,712.50||27,049|| |
|3/13/2017||Kevin J Christie||VP||Sell||550||$38.87||$21,378.50||5,267|| |
|2/15/2017||D'exploration Miniã Sociétãƒâ©||Insider||Sell||1,000,000||$0.33||$330,000.00|
|9/14/2016||Jason R Thackston||SVP||Sell||950||$40.90||$38,855.00||17,232|| |
|8/22/2016||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||250||$41.84||$10,460.00||13,326|| |
|8/12/2016||Marian M Durkin||Insider||Sell||3,500||$42.56||$148,960.00||67,245|| |
|6/15/2016||Erik J Anderson||Director||Sell||2,400||$42.36||$101,664.00||18,595|| |
|6/7/2016||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||300||$41.64||$12,492.00||13,576|| |
|6/6/2016||Heidi B Stanley||Director||Sell||1,000||$41.69||$41,690.00||23,888|| |
|6/6/2016||Marian M Durkin||SVP||Sell||3,500||$41.65||$145,775.00||70,745|| |
|5/27/2016||Erik J Anderson||Director||Sell||5,047||$40.05||$202,132.35||20,995|| |
|5/27/2016||Karen S Feltes||SVP||Sell||25,000||$40.00||$1,000,000.00||20,522|| |
|5/11/2016||Kevin J Christie||VP||Sell||333||$41.00||$13,653.00||3,263|| |
|5/6/2016||Dennis P Vermillion||SVP||Sell||25,000||$40.64||$1,016,000.00||27,215|| |
|5/6/2016||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||650||$41.09||$26,708.50||13,876|| |
|3/9/2016||R John Taylor||Director||Buy||2,500||$39.27||$98,175.00||4,883|| |
|3/7/2016||Marian M Durkin||SVP||Sell||3,500||$38.08||$133,280.00||74,245|| |
|3/2/2016||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||1,000||$37.53||$37,530.00||14,526|| |
|3/1/2016||Dennis P Vermillion||SVP||Sell||752||$37.91||$28,508.32||52,215|| |
|2/26/2016||David J Meyer||VP||Sell||5,688||$38.34||$218,077.92||2,838|| |
|2/26/2016||Scott L Morris||CEO||Sell||40,903||$37.65||$1,539,997.95||145,024|| |
|12/4/2015||Heidi B Stanley||Director||Sell||1,000||$34.77||$34,770.00||13,062|| |
|9/8/2015||Scott L Morris||CEO||Sell||16,720||$30.51||$510,127.20||148,304|| |
|9/4/2015||Scott L Morris||CEO||Sell||7,500||$29.92||$224,400.00||165,024|| |
|5/20/2015||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||2,000||$32.28||$64,560.00|| |
|3/4/2015||Don F Kopczynski||VP||Sell||3,987||$33.06||$131,810.22|| |
|3/2/2015||Kelly O Norwood||VP||Sell||3,005||$33.20||$99,766.00|| |
|2/27/2015||David J Meyer||VP||Sell||3,008||$34.22||$102,933.76|| |
|9/11/2014||R John Taylor||Director||Sell||2,638||$32.57||$85,919.66|| |
|6/16/2014||Karen S Feltes||SVP||Sell||2,200||$31.32||$68,904.00|| |
|6/5/2014||Roger D Woodworth||VP||Sell||1,000||$31.50||$31,500.00|| |
|6/4/2014||Heidi B Stanley||Director||Sell||1,400||$31.06||$43,484.00|| |
|6/3/2014||David J Meyer||VP||Sell||1,233||$31.19||$38,457.27|| |
|9/4/2013||R John Taylor||Director||Sell||4,471||$25.82||$115,441.22||1,561|| |
|6/5/2013||Heidi B Stanley||Director||Sell||1,500||$26.69||$40,035.00|| |
|5/29/2013||R John Taylor||Director||Sell||4,000||$26.55||$106,200.00|| |
|5/10/2013||John F Kelly||Director||Sell||3,311||$28.68||$94,959.48|| |
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