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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 823 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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AeroVironment share price

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AeroVironment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$57.61 - $143.72
50-day moving average $114.49
200-day moving average $101.77
Wall St. target price$126.50
PE ratio 88.0517
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.24

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Is it a good time to buy AeroVironment stock?

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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 88x. In other words, AeroVironment shares trade at around 88x 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 2.0966. 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 $57.4 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 $394.1 million
Operating margin TTM 11.68%
Gross profit TTM $153.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5%
Return on equity TTM 5.93%
Profit margin 7.58%
Book value $21.97
Market capitalisation $2.7 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 0.5% 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 243529.58715596). AeroVironment's SIR currently stands at 4.36. In other words for every 100,000 AeroVironment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4360 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 0.0652% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AeroVironment shares, roughly 65 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an 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 $57.6091 up to $143.715. 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 0.3872. 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.

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