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Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. It operates through two segments, Avista Utilities and AEL&P. The Avista Utilities segment provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho; and natural gas distribution services in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon, as well as generates electricity in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. This segment also engages in the wholesale purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas. The AEL&P segment offers electric services to approximately 17,000 customers in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydro, thermal, and wind facilities. As of February 21, 2018, it supplied retail electric services to approximately 382,000 customers and retail natural gas service to approximately 347,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments. Avista Corporation was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Electric & other services combined
Trailing P/E Ratio26.77
Forward P/E Ratio25.46
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.45 billion
Price / Sales2.37
Cash Flow$4.7240 per share
Price / Cash11.05
Book Value$26.78 per share
Price / Book1.95
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.95
Net Income$115.91 million
Return on Equity7.25%
Return on Assets2.27%
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 Thursday, May 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.3725 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $1.49 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th. View Avista's Dividend History.
How were Avista's earnings last quarter?
Avista (NYSE:AVA) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.05. The utilities provider earned $388.75 million during the quarter. Avista had a return on equity of 7.25% and a net margin of 7.66%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.96 earnings per share. View Avista's Earnings History.
When is Avista's next earnings date?
What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?
Avista issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.90-$2.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.08.
What price target have analysts set for AVA?
3 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Avista's stock. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's stock 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 CMS Energy (CMS), Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), Westar Energy (WR), United Utilities (UUGRY), SCANA (SCG), ALLETE (ALE), NorthWestern (NWE), Unitil (UTL), Spark Energy (SPKE), Genie Energy (GNE) and EuroSite Power (EUSP).
Who are Avista's key executives?
Avista's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Scott L. Morris, Chairman & CEO (Age 60)
- Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion, Pres & Director (Age 56)
- Mr. Mark T. Thies, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 54)
- Ms. Marian M. Durkin, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 64)
- Ms. Karen S. Feltes, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 62)
Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about AVA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Avista earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.82 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.
Who are Avista's major shareholders?
Avista's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.38%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.29%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.03%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.39%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.39%) and Citigroup Inc. (1.17%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, David J Meyer, 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 BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Rothschild Asset Management Inc., UBS Group AG, LSV Asset Management and Allianz Asset Management GmbH. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Farallon Capital Management LLC, Longfellow Investment Management Co. LLC, Stevens Capital Management LP, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Co, SG Americas Securities LLC, Engineers Gate Manager LP and Omni Partners LLP. 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 $52.20.
How big of a company is Avista?
Avista has a market capitalization of $3.47 billion and generates $1.45 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $115.91 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.95 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) Dividend Information
Avista pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share, with a dividend yield of 2.85%. AVA's next quarterly dividend payment will be made on Friday, June 15. The company has grown its dividend for the last 15 consecutive years and is increasing its dividend by an average of 4.00% each year. Avista pays out 76.41% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Dividend Growth:||4.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio(s):||76.41% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
72.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
67.73% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
31.54% (Based on Cash Flow)
|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: 77.95%
Avista (NYSE AVA) Insider Trading History
(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|
|5/23/2018||James M Kensok||VP||Sell||7,600||$52.71||$400,596.00||9,487|| |
|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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