AVA:NYE-Avista Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Utilities—Diversified | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 33.90

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 2.30B

Volume

0.33M

Average Target Price

USD 35.00 (+3.24%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

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 8, 2019, it provided electric service to approximately 393,000 customers and natural gas to approximately 361,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments. Avista Corporation was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington. Address: 1411 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA, United States, 99202-2600

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ETR Entergy Corporation

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FE FirstEnergy Corp

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BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Part..

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ETFs Containing AVA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
PEY Invesco High Yield Equity.. 0.00 % 0.53 %

N/A

USD0.64B
PSCU Invesco S&P SmallCap Util.. 0.00 % 0.29 %

N/A

USD0.02B
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Va.. 0.00 % 0.15 %

N/A

USD1.91B
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 60.. 0.00 % 0.15 %

N/A

USD0.49B
BOON Pickens Morningstar Renew.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

N/A

USD3.23M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Utilities—Diversified)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -29.51% 55% F 24% F
Dividend Return 2.53% 78% C+ 67% D+
Total Return -26.98% 55% F 25% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -30.46% 50% F 22% F
Dividend Return 3.29% 65% D 66% D
Total Return -27.17% 50% F 23% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 3.76% 39% F 50% F
Dividend Return 22.61% 39% F 70% C-
Total Return 26.37% 44% F 54% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 4.34% N/A N/A 64% D
Dividend Return 3.36% N/A N/A 72% C-
Total Return 7.70% N/A N/A 66% D
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 17.77% N/A N/A 45% F
Risk Adjusted Return 43.36% N/A N/A 59% F
Market Capitalization 2.30B 23% F 68% D+
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%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Utilities—Diversified)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 19.48 32% F 40% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.21 76% C 53% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 5.78 68% D+ 49% F
EV/EBITDA 10.53 67% D+ 56% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 6.31% 30% F 54% F
Return on Invested Capital 4.50% 23% F 44% F
Return on Assets 2.17% 14% F 52% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 97.73% 64% D 36% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 4.64 22% F 24% F
Short Percent 5.33% 17% F 48% F
Beta 0.38 64% D 84% 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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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

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:
Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

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.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.