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AeroVironment, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. AeroVironment shares (AVAV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AeroVironment employs 823 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$367.8 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AeroVironment's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$83.58, which is 23.39% up on its pre-crash value of USD$64.03 and 85.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$45.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AeroVironment shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$762.41 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,227.79.
|Latest market close||USD$83.58|
|52-week range||USD$45 - USD$87|
|50-day moving average||USD$67.3757|
|200-day moving average||USD$69.5485|
|Wall St. target price||USD$85|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.42|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||0.34%|
|1 month (2020-10-27)||9.41%|
|3 months (2020-08-27)||9.86%|
|6 months (2020-05-27)||19.13%|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||35.05%|
|2 years (2018-11-27)||-5.73%|
|3 years (2017-11-27)||87.99%|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||227.38%|
Valuing AeroVironment stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AeroVironment's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AeroVironment's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, AeroVironment shares trade at around 52x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
AeroVironment's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7257. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AeroVironment's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
AeroVironment's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$50.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AeroVironment's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$367.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$153.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.46%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.85%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.1 million AeroVironment shares held short by investors – that's known as AeroVironment's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AeroVironment shares can be evaluated.
AeroVironment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AeroVironment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AeroVironment shares traded daily (recently around 205301.14942529). AeroVironment's SIR currently stands at 5.22. In other words for every 100,000 AeroVironment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5220 shares are currently held short.
However AeroVironment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AeroVironment shares, or, against the total number of tradable AeroVironment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AeroVironment's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AeroVironment shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0682% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AeroVironment shares, roughly 68 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AeroVironment.
Find out more about how you can short AeroVironment stock.
We're not expecting AeroVironment to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, AeroVironment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45 up to $87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AeroVironment's is 0.6558. This would suggest that AeroVironment's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, supports, and operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies and businesses. The company supplies unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and related services primarily to organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense and to international allied governments; and tactical missile systems and related services to organizations within the U.S. Government. It also provides small UAS products, including spare equipment, alternative payload modules, batteries, chargers, repair services, and customer support, as well as multiple aircraft, hand-held ground control system, and spare parts and accessories. In addition, the company develops high altitude pseudo-satellite systems for a commercial customer based in Japan. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Simi Valley, California.
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