AVST:LSE-Avast Plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Software-Infrastructure | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 601.00

Change

-0.40 (-0.07)%

Market Cap

GBX 6.25B

Volume

1.29M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 490.00 (-18.47%)

Avg User Target

GBX
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


Avast Plc (AVST) Stock Analysis:
Based on the Avast Plc stock forecasts from 3 analysts, the average analyst target price for Avast Plc is GBX 490.00 over the next 12 months. Avast Plc’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Avast Plc is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 9 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Avast Plc’s stock price was GBX 601.00. Avast Plc’s stock price has changed by -2.20% over the past week, -8.20% over the past month and +17.27% over the last year.

About

Avast Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides digital security products under the Avast, HMA, AVG, and CCleaner brands worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer and Small to Mid-Sized Business (SMB). The company offers desktop security and mobile device protecti ...Read More

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ETFs Containing AVST

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Software-Infrastructure)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -1.02% 79% C+ 66% D
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -1.02% 79% C+ 65% D
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 17.27% 74% C 76% C
Dividend Return 0.03% 33% F 35% F
Total Return 17.30% 74% C 76% C
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 22.87% 70% C- 80% B-
Dividend Return 1.63% 43% F 53% F
Total Return 24.50% 65% D 79% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 25.85% 78% C+ 48% F
Risk Adjusted Return 94.78% 96% A 91% A-
Market Capitalization 6.25B 100% A+ 86% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Software-Infrastructure)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 29.05 67% D+ 28% F
Price/Book Ratio 6.51 33% F 12% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 13.69 37% F 35% F
EV/EBITDA 13.76 68% D+ 43% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 23.62% 96% A 79% C+
Return on Invested Capital 12.90% 81% B- 83% B
Return on Assets 9.93% 92% A- 82% B-
Debt to Equity Ratio 64.37% 31% F 25% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 0.36 77% C+ 89% B+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What to not like:
Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.