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 Ratio25.70
Forward P/E Ratio25.40
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.45 billion
Price / Sales2.36
Cash Flow$4.7893 per share
Price / Cash10.87
Book Value$26.86 per share
Price / Book1.94
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.95
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.3725 per share on Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $1.49 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.86%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a positive change from Avista's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. View Avista's Dividend History.
How were Avista's earnings last quarter?
Avista (NYSE:AVA) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 21st. The utilities provider reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $397.90 million during 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 business's revenue for the quarter was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.62 earnings per share. View Avista's Earnings History.
When is Avista's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for AVA?
3 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Avista's stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate 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 Great Plains Energy (GXP), Enel Generación Chile (EOCC), OGE Energy (OGE), Enel Chile (ENIC), Enag�s (ENGGF), Aqua America (WTR), Severn Trent (SVTRF), Telekom Austria (TKAGY), Telecom Argentina (TEO), AusNet Services (AST), TELE2 (TLTZY), Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP), Vectren (VVC), MDU Resources (MDU), Canadian Utilities (CDUAF), SCANA (SCG), VEON (VEON) and United Utilities (UU).
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?
Press coverage about AVA stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Avista earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.50 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
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 $52.05.
How big of a company is Avista?
Avista has a market capitalization of $3.41 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 2.86%. AVA's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Thursday, March 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.
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/15/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||4.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||76.41% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
72.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
67.73% (Based on Next 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: 81.28%
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|
|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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