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How to buy AeroVironment stock

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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 1,214 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $453.2 million.

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AeroVironment stock price (NASDAQ: AVAV)

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AeroVironment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-19.
Latest market close$88.65
52-week range$52.03 - $114.11
50-day moving average $90.37
200-day moving average $80.48
Wall St. target price$98.00
PE ratio 1517.8334
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.06

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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 $88.65 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-16) -3.78%
1 month (2022-08-25) -12.18%
3 months (2022-06-24) 7.07%
6 months (2022-03-23) -6.90%
1 year (2021-09-24) 5.26%
2 years (2020-09-25) 43.63%
3 years (2019-09-25) 59.70%
5 years (2017-09-25) 66.39%

Is AeroVironment stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 1518x. In other words, AeroVironment shares trade at around 1518x 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 1.7155. 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 $58.3 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 $453.2 million
Gross profit TTM $141.2 million
Return on assets TTM -0.2%
Return on equity TTM 0.22%
Profit margin 0.31%
Book value $24.18
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $52.03 up to $114.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVAV.US volatility(beta: 0.5)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 0.501. This would suggest that AeroVironment's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AeroVironment overview

AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, delivers, and supports a portfolio of robotic systems and related services for government agencies and businesses in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Tactical Missile System (TMS), Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MUAS), and High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Systems (HAPS). The company supplies UAS, TMS, unmanned ground vehicle, and related services primarily to organizations within the U. S. Department of Defense and to international allied governments. It also designs, engineers, tools, and manufactures unmanned aerial and aircraft systems, including airborne platforms, payloads and payload integration, ground control systems, and ground support equipment and other items and services related to unmanned aircraft systems.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of AeroVironment is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.234% of AeroVironment shares are held by insiders and 87.703% by institutions.
How many people work for AeroVironment?
Latest data suggests 1,214 work at AeroVironment.
When does the fiscal year end for AeroVironment?
AeroVironment's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is AeroVironment based?
AeroVironment's address is: 241 18th Street South, Arlington, VA, United States, 22202
What is AeroVironment's ISIN number?
AeroVironment's international securities identification number is: US0080731088
What is AeroVironment's CUSIP number?
AeroVironment's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 008073108

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