AVISTA CORP (AVA)       40.76  -0.24 (-0.59%)

40.76  -0.24 (-0.59%)

US05379B1070 - Common Stock


Fundamental Rating

3

Overall AVA gets a fundamental rating of 3 out of 10. We evaluated AVA against 32 industry peers in the Multi-Utilities industry. AVA has a bad profitability rating. Also its financial health evaluation is rather negative. While showing a medium growth rate, AVA is valued expensive at the moment.




Profitability

Profitability Rating

1

AVA has a Piotroski-F score of 5.00. This indicates an average health and profitability for AVA.
AVA has a Return On Assets of 1.82%. This is below the industry average of 2.68%.

AVA's Return On Equity of 5.73% is worse than the rest of the industry. The industry average Return On Equity is 9.02%.
AVA has a Profit Margin of 7.85%. This is below the industry average of 11.25%.
VS Industry

ROA (1.82%) VS Industry: 29% outperformed.

0.60
32.19

ROE (5.73%) VS Industry: 25% outperformed.

3.66
172.01

Profit Margin (7.85%) VS Industry: 25% outperformed.

3.09
27.60

Valuation

Valuation Rating

2

Compared to an average industry price book ratio of 1.64, AVA is valued rather cheaply
The Price/Earnings Ratio is 22.90, which indicates a rather expensive current valuation of AVA.
The Forward Price/Earnings Ratio of 16.52 indicates a correct valuation of AVA.

With a price book ratio of 1.35, AVA is valued correctly.
Compared to an average industry Enterprise Value to EBITDA ratio of 12.66, AVA is valued in line with its industry peers.
Compared to an average industry Price/Earning Ratio of 18.57, AVA is valued more expensive than its industry peers. On top of this 81% of the companies listed in the same industry are cheaper than AVA!
VS Industry

Price/Earnings (22.9) VS Industry: 19% outperformed.

134.03
0.01

Price/Book (1.35) VS Industry: 64% outperformed.

5.97
0.01

Enterprise Value/ EBITDA (12.03) VS Industry: 51% outperformed.

29.26
1.64

Growth

Growth Rating

5

Based on estimates for the next 5 years, AVA will show a quite strong growth in Earnings Per Share. The EPS will grow by 11.01% on average per year.
When comparing the EPS growth rate of the last 5 years to the growth rate of the upcoming 5 years, we see that the growth is accelerating.
AVA shows quite a strong growth in Revenue. In the last year, the Revenue has grown by 17.61%.
When comparing the Revenue growth rate of the last 5 years to the growth rate of the upcoming 5 years, we see that the growth is accelerating.

The Earnings Per Share has been decreasing by -0.38% on average over the past 5 years.
Measured over the past 5 years, AVA shows a decrease in Revenue. The Revenue has been decreasing by -0.05% on average per year.
AVA is expected to show a small growth in Revenue. In the coming 5 years, the Revenue will grow by 3.26% yearly.
AVA shows a strong negative growth in Earnings Per Share. In the last year the EPS decreased by -20.18%.

PastFuture
5Y3Y1Y1Y2Y3Y5Y
EPS-0.38% 0.32% -20.18% -5.49% 8.65% 8.15% 11.01%
Revenue-0.05% 0.99% 17.61% 6.24% 5.63% 4.95% 3.26%

Health

Health Rating

3

With a Debt to Equity ratio of 1.06, AVA is one of the better performing companies in its industry. It outperforms 87% of its industry peers.
AVA has a Altman-Z score comparable to the industry average, which is at 0.88.
The Piotroski-F score of AVA is 5.00. This is a neutral score and indicates average health and profitability for AVA.
A Current Ratio of 0.68 indicates that AVA may have some problems paying its short term obligations.

When comparing the Current Ratio of AVA to the average industry Current Ratio of 0.78, AVA is less able to pay its short term obligations than its industry peers. 84% of its industry peers have a better Current Ratio.
AVA has a Quick Ratio of 0.68. This is a bad value and indicates that AVA is not financially healthy enough and could expect problems in meeting its short term obligations.
Compared to an average industry Quick Ratio of 0.68, AVA is worse placed to pay its short term obligations than its industry peers. 91% of its industry peers have a better Quick Ratio.
AVA has an Altman-Z score of 0.81. This is a bad value and indicates that AVA is not financially healthy and even has some risk of bankruptcy.
VS Industry

Debt/Equity (1.06) VS Industry: 87% outperformed.

3.70
0.00

Quick Ratio (0.5) VS Industry: 9% outperformed.

0.37
1.65

Current Ratio (0.68) VS Industry: 16% outperformed.

0.57
1.70

Altman-Z (0.81) VS Industry: 41% outperformed.

0.35
1.60

Dividend

Dividend Rating

7

With a Yearly Dividend Yield of 4.52%, AVA is a good candidate for dividend investing.
AVA's Dividend Yield is a higher than the industry average which is at 3.57.
AVA's Dividend Yield is rather good when compared to the S&P500 average which is at 2.47.
AVA's earnings are growing more than its dividend. This makes the dividend growth sustainable.

AVA has paid a dividend for at least 10 years, which is a reliable track record.
The dividend of AVA has a limited annual growth rate of 4.29%.
AVA pays out 98.59% of its income as dividend. This is not a sustainable payout ratio.
VS Industry

Dividend Yield (4.52%) VS Industry: 73% outperformed.

2.43
9.32
AVA Daily chart

AVISTA CORP40.76

NYSE:AVA (11/28/2022, 1:12:11 PM)-0.24 (-0.59%)

Chartmill FA Rating
GICS Sector Utilities
GICS IndustryGroup Utilities
GICS Industry Multi-Utilities
Earnings (Last) 11-01 2022-11-01/bmo Earnings (Next) 02-21 2023-02-21
Ins Owners 0.86% Inst Owners 83.5%
Market Cap 3.01B Analysts 50.77
Valuation
PE 22.9 Fwd PE 16.52
PEG (NY) N/A PEG (5Y) N/A
P/S 1.84 P/B 1.35
EV/EBITDA 12.03
Dividend
Dividend Yield 4.52% Dividend Growth 4.29%
DP 98.59% Ex-Date 11-17 2022-11-17 (0.44)
Growth
EPS 1Y -20.18% EPS 3Y 0.32%
EPS 5Y -0.38% EPS growth Q2Q -140%
EPS Next Y -5.49% EPS Next 2Y 8.65%
EPS Next 3Y 8.15% EPS Next 5Y 11.01%
Revenue growth 1Y 17.61% Revenue growth 3Y 0.99%
Revenue growth 5Y -0.05% Revenue growth Q2Q 21.43%
Revenue Next Year 6.24% Revenue Next 2Y 5.63%
Revenue Next 3Y 4.95% Revenue Next 5Y 3.26%
Health
Current Ratio 0.68 Quick Ratio 0.5
Altman-Z 0.81 F-Score 5
Debt/Equity 1.06 WACC 6.05%
ROIC/WACC 0.46
Profitability
ROA 1.82% ROE 5.73%
ROICexgc 2.81% ROIC 2.78%
PM 7.85% OM 12.07%
Asset Turnover 0.23

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