AeroVironment Inc

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AVAV : NASDAQ : Industrial Goods
$27.49 | %
Today's Range: 27.27 - 27.59
Avg. Daily Volume: 163,500
07/22/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AEROVIRONMENT INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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 6.53 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.53% 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 Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)84.7686.47
EBITDA ($mil)4.769.91
EBIT ($mil)3.237.91
Net Income ($mil)5.367.08


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)227.69228.79
Total Assets ($mil)410.39397.47
Total Debt ($mil)0.450.0
Equity ($mil)361.26348.91


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin42.354.76
EBITDA Margin5.6111.45
Operating Margin3.819.14
Sales Turnover0.640.65
Return on Assets2.180.72
Return on Equity2.480.82
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio7.557.04
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)23.3623.32
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.230.31
Book value / share15.4614.97
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume162451.0146568.0

Valuation


HOLD. AEROVIRONMENT INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 21.16 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.03. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.78 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.73. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AVAV 70.49 Peers 21.16   AVAV 1165.32 Peers 17.07

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

AVAV is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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 is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AVAV 49.98 Peers 18.46   AVAV NM Peers 2.86

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.

AVAV's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AVAV 1.78 Peers 9.73   AVAV 225.00 Peers 2.63

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.

 

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

AVAV is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AVAV 2.43 Peers 1.68   AVAV 1.81 Peers 5.89

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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