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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 0.01
AVA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. AVA: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AVA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.01
0
0.3
Equity to Asset 0.32
AVA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AVA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AVA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.32
0.07
0.44
Interest Coverage 3.33
AVA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. AVA: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AVA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 2.52 Max: 3.35
Current: 3.33
0.56
3.35
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.02
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
5.24%
5.37%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 17.10
AVA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. AVA: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 13.27 Max: 25.14
Current: 17.1
0.45
25.14
Net-margin (%) 12.90
AVA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. AVA: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 4.90 Max: 13.04
Current: 12.9
0.33
13.04
ROE (%) 13.15
AVA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. AVA: 13.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 7.72 Max: 13.81
Current: 13.15
0.54
13.81
ROA (%) 4.27
AVA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. AVA: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.83 Max: 5
Current: 4.27
0.15
5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.65
AVA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. AVA: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.29  Med: 8.11 Max: 27.75
Current: 7.65
6.29
27.75
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.20
AVA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AVA: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -77.7  Med: -1.70 Max: 494.8
Current: -5.2
-77.7
494.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
AVA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AVA: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -71.7  Med: 1.20 Max: 248.4
Current: 2.1
-71.7
248.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
AVA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AVA: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48  Med: 2.40 Max: 63.5
Current: 3.7
-48
63.5
» AVA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AVA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Robert Bruce 20,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,936 sh (New)
Jim Simons 133,300 sh (+263.22%)
Ken Fisher 871,315 sh (-1.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,715 sh (-1.70%)
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Q4 2014

AVA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 48,250 sh (New)
Jim Simons 234,200 sh (+75.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,000 sh (+21.33%)
Robert Bruce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 861,250 sh (-1.16%)
David Dreman 1,689 sh (-12.76%)
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Q1 2015

AVA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Dreman 3,795 sh (+124.69%)
Robert Bruce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 856,275 sh (-0.58%)
Mario Gabelli 44,500 sh (-7.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,000 sh (-15.38%)
Jim Simons 176,300 sh (-24.72%)
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Q2 2015

AVA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 846,850 sh (-1.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.33
AVA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. AVA: 10.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AVA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.97  Med: 15.82 Max: 32.54
Current: 10.33
8.97
32.54
Forward P/E 15.43
AVA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. AVA: 15.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.40
AVA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. AVA: 16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AVA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.9  Med: 16.88 Max: 31.86
Current: 16.4
8.9
31.86
P/B 1.31
AVA's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. AVA: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AVA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.31
0.7
1.64
P/S 1.35
AVA's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. AVA: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AVA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.35
0.43
1.59
POCF 7.73
AVA's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. AVA: 7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AVA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.62  Med: 5.49 Max: 9.18
Current: 7.73
3.62
9.18
EV-to-EBIT 13.30
AVA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. AVA: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AVA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.3  Med: 13.60 Max: 24.8
Current: 13.3
9.3
24.8
PEG 6.07
AVA's PEG is ranked lower than
73% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. AVA: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AVA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.77 Max: 237.22
Current: 6.07
0.33
237.22
Shiller P/E 15.92
AVA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. AVA: 15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AVA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.78  Med: 17.62 Max: 50.69
Current: 15.92
11.78
50.69
Current Ratio 0.95
AVA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AVA: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AVA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.95
0.43
1.25
Quick Ratio 0.82
AVA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AVA: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AVA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.23
Current: 0.82
0.39
1.23
Days Inventory 28.70
AVA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. AVA: 28.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AVA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 19.07 Max: 29.95
Current: 28.7
1.74
29.95
Days Sales Outstanding 40.21
AVA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. AVA: 40.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AVA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.52  Med: 52.37 Max: 168.73
Current: 40.21
24.52
168.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.09
AVA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. AVA: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AVA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.07  Med: 3.86 Max: 5.39
Current: 4.09
2.07
5.39
Dividend Payout 0.67
AVA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
64% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. AVA: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AVA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.56 Max: 2.9
Current: 0.67
0.17
2.9
Dividend growth (3y) 4.90
AVA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
62% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. AVA: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AVA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -27.1  Med: 4.90 Max: 18.9
Current: 4.9
-27.1
18.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.18
AVA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. AVA: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AVA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.13  Med: 5.83 Max: 8.14
Current: 6.18
3.13
8.14
Share Buyback Rate -2.10
AVA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. AVA: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AVA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 71.5  Med: -2.10 Max: -233.4
Current: -2.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.36
AVA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. AVA: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AVA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.93
Current: 1.36
0.7
2.93
Price/Projected FCF 1.68
AVA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AVA: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AVA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.47 Max: 16.87
Current: 1.68
0.33
16.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.68
AVA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AVA: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AVA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.68
0.02
1.91
Price/Graham Number 1.00
AVA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. AVA: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AVA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.90 Max: 3.46
Current: 1
0.39
3.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.54
AVA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. AVA: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4  Med: 7.30 Max: 10.7
Current: 7.54
4
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.21
AVA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. AVA: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AVA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.2  Med: 2.10 Max: 66.5
Current: 2.21
-8.2
66.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:AV6.Germany,
Avista Corp 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 the Company, 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 the Company, 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 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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