AeroVironment Inc

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AVAV : NASDAQ : Industrial Goods
$31.21 | %
Today's Range: 31.0 - 31.35
Avg. Daily Volume: 155000.0
05/26/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AEROVIRONMENT INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. AEROVIRONMENT INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 6.18 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.06% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)53.1667.56
EBITDA ($mil)0.366.85
EBIT ($mil)-1.435.07
Net Income ($mil)-2.186.16

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)194.37220.4
Total Assets ($mil)387.46389.49
Total Debt ($mil)0.220.39
Equity ($mil)347.25354.57

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin39.7642.05
EBITDA Margin0.6810.13
Operating Margin-2.687.5
Sales Turnover0.580.68
Return on Assets-3.262.74
Return on Equity-3.633.01
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio8.1410.03
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)23.4623.36
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share14.815.18
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume153728.0158513.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.12 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.06 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 239.65. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, AEROVIRONMENT INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AVAV NM Peers 22.40   AVAV NM Peers 17.06

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

AVAV's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AVAV's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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AVAV 66.77 Peers 21.47   AVAV NA Peers 10.38

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

AVAV is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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AVAV 2.12 Peers 239.65   AVAV -217.02 Peers 24.96

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AVAV is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, AVAV is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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AVAV 3.28 Peers 1.75   AVAV -15.64 Peers 5.52

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AVAV is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AVAV significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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