Avista Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:AVA)

About Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)

Avista Corporation 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: Multiline Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:AVA
  • CUSIP: 05379B10
  • Web: www.avistacorp.com
  • Market Cap: $3.34891 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 64,411,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $51.76
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $46.45
  • 52 Week Range: $37.78 - $52.83
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.59
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.37
  • P/E Growth: 4.74
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.46 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.29
  • Book Value: $26.19 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.99
  • Annual Dividend: $1.43
  • Dividend Yield: 2.8%
  • EBITDA: $471.76 million
  • Net Margins: 9.35%
  • Return on Equity: 8.19%
  • Return on Assets: 2.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.86%
  • Current Ratio: 0.47%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.38%
  • Average Volume: 735,198 shs.
  • Beta: 0.45
  • Short Ratio: 6.27

Frequently Asked Questions for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)

What is Avista Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Avista Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.3575 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $1.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. View Avista Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Avista Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $314.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $326.33 million. Avista Corporation had a net margin of 9.35% and a return on equity of 8.19%. Avista Corporation's quarterly revenue was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.43 EPS. View Avista Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Avista Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Avista Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Avista Corporation.

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

4 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Avista Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect Avista Corporation's stock price to reach $44.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Avista Corporation.

Who are some of Avista Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Avista Corporation's key executives?

Avista Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Scott L. Morris, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mark T. Thies, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Marian M. Durkin, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Jason R. Thackston, Senior Vice President, Vice President - Energy Resources
  • Karen S. Feltes, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Dennis P. Vermillion, Senior Vice President
  • Ryan L. Krasselt, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller
  • James M. Kensok, Chief Information Officer, Vice President
  • Kevin J. Christie, Vice President - Customer Solutions
  • David J. Meyer, Chief Counsel - Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, Vice President

How do I buy Avista Corporation stock?

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

What is Avista Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Avista Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Avista Corporation (NYSE AVA)
Community Ranking:  1.4 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  71 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  178 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  249
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Avista Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $44.00 (15.38% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Price Target History for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Analysts' Ratings History for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/21/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$53.00LowView Rating Details
7/20/2017Williams CapitalDowngradeHold -> Sell$38.00 -> $42.00HighView Rating Details
2/23/2017MizuhoLower Price TargetNeutral -> Neutral$41.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
11/3/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Earnings by Quarter for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Avista Corporation (NYSE AVA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$0.16N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$0.37$0.34$326.33 million$314.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.83
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.99
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.76$0.84$0.80
Q2 20172$0.34$0.39$0.37
Q3 20171$0.12$0.12$0.12
Q4 20171$0.54$0.54$0.54
Q1 20181$0.89$0.89$0.89
Q2 20181$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q3 20181$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q4 20181$0.61$0.61$0.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.43
Dividend Yield:2.75%
Dividend Growth:3.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:67.77% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
73.33% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
69.76% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:14 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.65%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Avista Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
Latest Headlines for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 16 at 8:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Avista Corporation of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of December 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 14 at 9:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Avista Corporation - AVA
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 5:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Avista Corporation (AVA) to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 10 at 8:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.14 EPS Expected for Avista Corporation (AVA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 7 at 10:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 7 at 2:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Announced
finance.yahoo.com - October 5 at 2:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoContrasting Avangrid (AGR) & Avista Corporation (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 5 at 10:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AVA-US : September 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 4:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AVA) : September 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 4:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Receives Commission Decision in Oregon Natural Gas Rate Case
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 11:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. : AVA-US: Dividend Analysis : August 31st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 1:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCMS Energy Corporation (CMS) vs. Avista Corporation (AVA) Head-To-Head Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 22 at 12:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 20 at 8:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Black Hills Corporation (BKH) & Avista Corporation (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 19 at 4:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.14 Earnings Per Share Expected for Avista Corporation (AVA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 6:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoContrasting Avista Corporation (AVA) and Its Competitors
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 8:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHydro One and Avista File Applications for Regulatory Approval of Merger
finance.yahoo.com - September 14 at 4:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 3:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) versus Avangrid (AGR) Head to Head Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 11 at 2:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Dispatches Crews to Assist Georgia Power with Hurricane Irma Restoration efforts
finance.yahoo.com - September 10 at 3:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead-To-Head Contrast: Avista Corporation (AVA) versus its Rivals
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 10 at 10:40 AM
seekingalpha.com logoA Look Back At Selling Chevron
seekingalpha.com - September 8 at 4:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Announces Change in Its Officer Team
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 4:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Avista Corp. : September 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 9:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Requests Natural Gas Price Changes for Idaho Customers in Annual Cost Adjustment Filings
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 4:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Makes Annual Price Adjustment Requests in Washington
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 9:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Submits 2017 Electric Integrated Resource Plan
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 9:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Comparison: PPL Corporation (PPL) and Avista Corporation (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 10:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Avista Corporation (AVA) Rises By 60.9%
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 1:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. :AVA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 28 at 4:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Avista Corporation (AVA) and CMS Energy Corporation (CMS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 6:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Comparison: National Grid Transco, PLC (NGG) and Avista Corporation (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 25 at 6:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoReviewing Avista Corporation (AVA) & Black Hills Corporation (BKH)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 21 at 6:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 3:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) Announces $0.36 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 17 at 7:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Capital Comments on Avista Corporation's FY2017 Earnings (AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 8:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Set Expectations for Avista Corporation's Q3 2017 Earnings (NYSE:AVA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 8:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORPORATION (AVA) INVESTOR ALERT - Andrews & Springer LLC is Seeking More Cash for Shareholders of Avista Corporation
finance.yahoo.com - August 14 at 4:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAvista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.13 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 6:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista disappointed by Washington Commission’s decision in Power Cost Rate Adjustment filing
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 9:45 PM
fool.com logoEverything Investors Need to Know About the Avista/Hydro One Deal
www.fool.com - August 10 at 4:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHydro One Announces Closing of $1.54 Billion Bought Deal Offering of Convertible Debentures Represented by Instalment Receipts
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 4:21 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) & MDU Resources Group (MDU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 12:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AVA earnings conference call or presentation 2-Aug-17 2:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 3:01 AM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Misses Q2 EPS by 4c, Affirms FY 2017 EPS Guidance
www.streetinsider.com - August 2 at 10:01 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAvista Corp's (AVA) CEO Scott Morris on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - August 2 at 10:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2017 and Confirms 2017 Earnings Guidance
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 4:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: Avista Corporation to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 4:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Avista Corporation in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Hydro One Limited
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 4:58 PM



Avista Corporation (AVA) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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