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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 : 8/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 627.77
NAS:AVAV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:AVAV: 627.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:AVAV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 627.77
Equity to Asset 0.90
NAS:AVAV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:AVAV: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:AVAV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.9
0.45
0.91
Interest Coverage N/A
NAS:AVAV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. NAS:AVAV: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:AVAV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5083.5  Med: No Debt Max: 28444
Current: N/A
5083.5
28444
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 11.37
M-Score: -2.37
WACC vs ROIC
12.87%
2.94%
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 1.27
NAS:AVAV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.99 vs. NAS:AVAV: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 11.8 Max: 17.56
Current: 1.27
0.78
17.56
Net-margin (%) 1.70
NAS:AVAV's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. NAS:AVAV: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 8.58 Max: 11.93
Current: 1.7
1.12
11.93
ROE (%) 1.22
NAS:AVAV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. NAS:AVAV: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 9.92 Max: 24.27
Current: 1.22
0.84
24.27
ROA (%) 1.10
NAS:AVAV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. NAS:AVAV: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 8.09 Max: 17.77
Current: 1.1
0.74
17.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.67
NAS:AVAV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.29 vs. NAS:AVAV: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 51.19 Max: 139.43
Current: 3.67
2.54
139.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
NAS:AVAV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NAS:AVAV: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.3  Med: 3.6 Max: 35
Current: 2.1
-28.3
35
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
NAS:AVAV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NAS:AVAV: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -5 Max: 12.5
Current: 1.3
0
12.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.00
NAS:AVAV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. NAS:AVAV: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:AVAV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.3  Med: -1.6 Max: 165.7
Current: -6
-54.3
165.7
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-12-08)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

AVAV Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 257,336 sh (+35.06%)
Chuck Royce 120,944 sh (-7.64%)
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Q4 2015

AVAV Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 96,844 sh (-19.93%)
Jim Simons 81,600 sh (-68.29%)
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Q1 2016

AVAV Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 90,300 sh (+10.66%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q2 2016

AVAV Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 211,636 sh (+134.37%)
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Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
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AeroVironment Inc is engaged in the design, develop, produce, support and operate a technological portfolio of products and services. It supplies unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, tactical missile systems and related services within the US DoD.

AeroVironment Inc designs, tests, and manufactures diversified technological products. It is based in Monrovia, California. These include small, unmanned, remote-control military aircraft and rapid battery-charging stations, though the company's pipeline features many other potential future products such as small building-mounted wind turbines. Inventor Paul MacCready founded the firm in 1971, and the company held its initial public offering in 2007. The firm's unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)--typically used in military surveillance missions--constituted more than 85% of AV's 2008 revenue. During the past few years, the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded several full-rate contracts for small, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, and AV has thus far won every one. PosiCharge Systems, the company's next- largest business, offers rapid battery-charging stations to customers looking to improve the efficiency of their electric vehicles, such as forklifts. Historically, these vehicles' batteries have had very long recharge and cool-down cycles. With its ability to rapidly recharge any battery and prevent the necessary cool-down period, however, PosiCharge can materially improve the return on such capital equipment. Potential new products include a constantly flying, high-altitude UAV and wind power facilities for buildings.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 135.67
AVAV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
93% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AVAV: 135.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AVAV' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.94  Med: 27.47 Max: 226.92
Current: 135.67
11.94
226.92
Forward P/E 46.51
AVAV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. AVAV: 46.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 135.67
AVAV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
94% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AVAV: 135.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AVAV' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.94  Med: 27.47 Max: 226.92
Current: 135.67
11.94
226.92
P/B 1.64
AVAV's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. AVAV: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AVAV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.26 Max: 4.26
Current: 1.64
1.29
4.26
P/S 2.23
AVAV's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AVAV: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AVAV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.27 Max: 3.82
Current: 2.23
0.88
3.82
PFCF 271.33
AVAV's PFCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.08 vs. AVAV: 271.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AVAV' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.31  Med: 28.35 Max: 11735
Current: 271.33
11.31
11735
POCF 52.98
AVAV's POCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.04 vs. AVAV: 52.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AVAV' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.87  Med: 23.42 Max: 1455
Current: 52.98
10.87
1455
EV-to-EBIT 107.91
AVAV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 17.44 vs. AVAV: 107.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AVAV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1515.8  Med: 13.6 Max: 295.4
Current: 107.91
-1515.8
295.4
EV-to-EBITDA 36.39
AVAV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.82 vs. AVAV: 36.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AVAV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -787.5  Med: 12.4 Max: 82
Current: 36.39
-787.5
82
Shiller P/E 28.91
AVAV's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 26.06 vs. AVAV: 28.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AVAV' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.45  Med: 33.8 Max: 87.13
Current: 28.91
23.45
87.13
Current Ratio 9.10
AVAV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AVAV: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AVAV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 6.97 Max: 10.17
Current: 9.1
1.74
10.17
Quick Ratio 7.86
AVAV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AVAV: 7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AVAV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 5.96 Max: 8.64
Current: 7.86
1.3
8.64
Days Inventory 106.85
AVAV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 115.58 vs. AVAV: 106.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AVAV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.58  Med: 68.83 Max: 131.17
Current: 106.85
31.58
131.17
Days Sales Outstanding 47.03
AVAV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 59.80 vs. AVAV: 47.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AVAV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.05  Med: 59.62 Max: 85.23
Current: 47.03
30.05
85.23
Days Payable 25.53
AVAV's Days Payable is ranked lower than
86% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 50.90 vs. AVAV: 25.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AVAV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.53  Med: 43.91 Max: 64.81
Current: 25.53
25.53
64.81

Buy Back

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industry
vs
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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
AVAV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. AVAV: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AVAV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -122.3  Med: -2.1 Max: -1.1
Current: -1.1
-122.3
-1.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 3.07
AVAV's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
80% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. AVAV: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
AVAV' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 5.39 Max: 8.9
Current: 3.07
3.07
8.9
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.00
AVAV's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. AVAV: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AVAV' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.53
Current: 2
1.87
4.53
Price/Tangible Book 1.63
AVAV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. AVAV: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AVAV' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.26 Max: 3.94
Current: 1.63
1.39
3.94
Price/Projected FCF 1.27
AVAV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AVAV: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AVAV' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.5 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.27
1.04
3.88
Price/Median PS Value 0.98
AVAV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AVAV: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AVAV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.98
0.41
1.5
Price/Graham Number 3.13
AVAV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. AVAV: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AVAV' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.76 Max: 4.03
Current: 3.13
1.06
4.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.90
AVAV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AVAV: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVAV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 7 Max: 14.2
Current: 0.9
0.3
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.34
AVAV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. AVAV: -1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AVAV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 2.1 Max: 14.1
Current: -1.34
-7.6
14.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $253.3
EPS (TTM) $ 0.18
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float7.16%
52-Week Range $19.38 - 32.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)23.39

Analyst Estimate

Apr17 Apr18
Revenue (Mil $) 262 280
EPS ($) 0.53 0.47
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.53 0.47
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) Chairman, President and CEO, 10% Owner Timothy E Conver sells 7,000 Shares May 26 2010 
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