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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.

How to buy shares in AeroVironment

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AeroVironment. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AVAV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AeroVironment reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$83.58, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AeroVironment, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AeroVironment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted AeroVironment's share price?

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.

AeroVironment share price

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AeroVironment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
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
PE ratio 51.7692
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.42

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Is it a good time to buy AeroVironment stock?

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AeroVironment price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $83.58 from 2020-11-16

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%

Is AeroVironment under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 PEG ratio

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

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.

AeroVironment financials

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%
Profit margin 9.26%
Book value $21.752
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AeroVironment shares

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)

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.

AeroVironment share dividends

We're not expecting AeroVironment to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

AeroVironment share price volatility

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".

AVAV.US volatility(beta: 0.66)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 overview

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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