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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
AVA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.18 vs. AVA: 0.14 )
AVA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.14

0
0.3
Equity to Asset 0.34
AVA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AVA: 0.34 )
AVA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.34

0.07
0.44
Interest Coverage 3.24
AVA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. AVA: 3.24 )
AVA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.24
Current: 3.24

0.48
3.24
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.09
M-Score: -3.03
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.10
AVA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. AVA: 15.10 )
AVA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 25.14
Current: 15.1

0.4
25.14
Net-margin (%) 6.86
AVA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. AVA: 6.86 )
AVA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 11.54
Current: 6.86

0.2
11.54
ROE (%) 8.56
AVA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. AVA: 8.56 )
AVA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 12.7
Current: 8.56

1.42
12.7
ROA (%) 2.55
AVA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. AVA: 2.55 )
AVA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4.76
Current: 2.55

0.3
4.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.34
AVA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. AVA: 7.34 )
AVA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 13.88
Current: 7.34

2.09
13.88
Revenue Growth (%) -1.10
AVA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AVA: -1.10 )
AVA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -64.7   Max: 494.8
Current: -1.1

-64.7
494.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.70
AVA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AVA: 2.70 )
AVA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.8   Max: 245.8
Current: 2.7

-68.8
245.8
EPS Growth (%) 3.70
AVA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AVA: 3.70 )
AVA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48   Max: 63.5
Current: 3.7

-48
63.5
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AVA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 989,830 sh (-1.02%)
Jim Simons 9,000 sh (-71.43%)
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Q4 2013

AVA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 14,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 913,690 sh (-7.69%)
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Q1 2014

AVA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 7,622 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,300 sh (+102.07%)
Ken Fisher 888,905 sh (-2.71%)
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Q2 2014

AVA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 36,700 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 884,930 sh (-0.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,900 sh (-62.8%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AVA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.14%$25.76 - $29.13 $ 32.4618%0
Donald Smith 2012-09-30 Reduce -67.49%0.38%$25.25 - $27.86 $ 32.4622%228924
Donald Smith 2012-06-30 Reduce -36.57%0.3%$25.09 - $26.85 $ 32.4626%704104
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$25.09 - $26.85 $ 32.4626%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 34.06%0.01%$21.39 - $26.41 $ 32.4632%12729
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$23.04 - $25.41 $ 32.4634%9495
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 10.20
AVA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. AVA: 10.20 )
AVA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.97   Max: 32.54
Current: 10.2

8.97
32.54
P/B 1.40
AVA's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AVA: 1.40 )
AVA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.4

0.7
1.64
P/S 1.20
AVA's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AVA: 1.20 )
AVA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.2

0.43
1.26
PFCF 170.80
AVA's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 85.80 vs. AVA: 170.80 )
AVA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 223.82
Current: 170.8

4.15
223.82
EV-to-EBIT 13.12
AVA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. AVA: 13.12 )
AVA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 16.5
Current: 13.12

9.3
16.5
Shiller P/E 16.70
AVA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. AVA: 16.70 )
AVA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.78   Max: 50.69
Current: 16.7

11.78
50.69
Current Ratio 0.95
AVA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AVA: 0.95 )
AVA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.95

0.43
1.25
Quick Ratio 0.85
AVA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. AVA: 0.85 )
AVA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.23
Current: 0.85

0.39
1.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.90
AVA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. AVA: 3.90 )
AVA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 5.39
Current: 3.9

2.07
5.39
Dividend Payout 0.60
AVA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. AVA: 0.60 )
AVA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.9
Current: 0.6

0.17
2.9
Dividend growth (3y) 6.90
AVA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. AVA: 6.90 )
AVA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -27.1   Max: 18.9
Current: 6.9

-27.1
18.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.34
AVA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. AVA: 6.34 )
AVA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 8.76
Current: 6.34

3.36
8.76
Share Buyback Rate -2.40
AVA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. AVA: -2.40 )
AVA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 71.5   Max: -233.4
Current: -2.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.40
AVA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. AVA: 1.40 )
AVA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.93
Current: 1.4

0.05
2.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
AVA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. AVA: 1.20 )
AVA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 14.52
Current: 1.2

0.33
14.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
AVA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AVA: 1.60 )
AVA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.6

0.02
1.72
Price/Graham Number 1.00
AVA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AVA: 1.00 )
AVA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.46
Current: 1

0.02
3.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
AVA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AVA: 7.60 )
AVA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 10.7
Current: 7.6

6.1
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.26
AVA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. AVA: 4.26 )
AVA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7   Max: 78.8
Current: 4.26

-7
78.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:AV6.Germany
Avista Corporation was incorporated in the state of Washington in 1889. It is an energy company, which is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. It operates in two business segments: Avista Utilities and Ecova. Avista Utilities is an operating division of Avista Corp. that comprises its regulated utility operations. Avista Utilities generates, transmits and distributes electricity and distributes natural gas. Retail electric and natural gas customers include residential, commercial and industrial classifications. The Company is also engaged in wholesale purchases and sales of electricity and natural gas as an integral part of energy resource management and its load-serving obligation. Ecova is an indirect subsidiary of Avista Corp. that provides energy efficiency and cost management programs and services for multi-site customers and utilities throughout North America. Ecova's primary product lines include expense management services for utility and telecom needs as well as strategic energy management and efficiency services that include procurement, conservation, performance reporting, financial planning and energy efficiency program management for commercial enterprises and utilities. Ecova's invoice processing, auditing and payment services, coupled with energy procurement, comprehensive reporting and advanced analysis, provide the critical data clients need to balance the financial, social and environmental aspects of doing business. As part of the expense management services, Ecova analyzes and audits invoices, then presents consolidated bills on-line, and processes payments. Information gathered from invoices, providers and other customer-specific data allows Ecova to provide its clients with in-depth analytical support, real-time reporting and consulting services. Ecova also provides comprehensive energy efficiency program management services to utilities across North America. As part of these management services, Ecova helps utilities develop and execute energy efficiency programs with a complete turn-key solution. The Company's other businesses include a sheet metal fabrication business, emerging technology venture fund investments and commercial real estate investments, as well as Spokane Energy, LLC. In retail markets, it competes with various rural electric cooperatives and public utility districts in and adjacent to its service territories in the provision of service to new electric customers. It is subject to state regulation in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. The Company is subject to environmental regulation by federal, state and local authorities.
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