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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AVAV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. AVAV: No Debt )
AVAV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 4.02   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.89
AVAV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. AVAV: 0.89 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.89

0.37
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
AVAV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. AVAV: No Debt )
AVAV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5083.5   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5083.5
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 12.81
M-Score: -2.60
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.93
AVAV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. AVAV: 4.93 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 19.26
Current: 4.93

1.58
19.26
Net-margin (%) 5.45
AVAV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. AVAV: 5.45 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 13.96
Current: 5.45

1.18
13.96
ROE (%) 4.01
AVAV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. AVAV: 4.01 )
AVAV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.31   Max: 64.83
Current: 4.01

3.31
64.83
ROA (%) 3.56
AVAV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. AVAV: 3.56 )
AVAV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 29.15
Current: 3.56

2.87
29.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.57
AVAV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 22.05 vs. AVAV: 13.57 )
AVAV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 140.41
Current: 13.57

3.91
140.41
Revenue Growth (%) -5.80
AVAV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. AVAV: -5.80 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.3   Max: 35
Current: -5.8

-28.3
35
EBITDA Growth (%) -22.20
AVAV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. AVAV: -22.20 )
AVAV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.5
Current: -22.2

0
13.5
EPS Growth (%) -20.00
AVAV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AVAV: -20.00 )
AVAV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 165.7
Current: -20

-20.6
165.7
» AVAV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AVAV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 173,136 sh (+12.04%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 231,000 sh (-59.81%)
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Q4 2013

AVAV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 18,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 217,800 sh (-5.71%)
Jim Simons 20,336 sh (-88.25%)
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Q1 2014

AVAV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,456 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 15,256 sh (-17.54%)
Chuck Royce 170,000 sh (-21.95%)
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Q2 2014

AVAV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,547 sh (New)
Jim Simons 293,268 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 170,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AVAV

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$30.68 - $41.39 $ 31.98-6%11547
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$19.9 - $23.57 $ 31.9843%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.11%$18.1 - $22.97 $ 31.9850%121057
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.14%$21.51 - $27.4 $ 31.9833%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 70.97%0.06%$25.99 - $31.6 $ 31.9822%58163
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 60.47%0.05%$24.2 - $36.28 $ 31.988%28751
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 53.20
AVAV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. AVAV: 53.20 )
AVAV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.8   Max: 192.4
Current: 53.2

11.8
192.4
P/B 2.10
AVAV's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. AVAV: 2.10 )
AVAV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.1

1.29
4.26
P/S 2.90
AVAV's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AVAV: 2.90 )
AVAV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.82
Current: 2.9

0.91
3.82
PFCF 35.20
AVAV's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 45.86 vs. AVAV: 35.20 )
AVAV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.89   Max: 798.33
Current: 35.2

14.89
798.33
EV-to-EBIT 43.83
AVAV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. AVAV: 43.83 )
AVAV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 81.4
Current: 43.83

7
81.4
Shiller P/E 31.70
AVAV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 24.25 vs. AVAV: 31.70 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.59   Max: 40.05
Current: 31.7

9.59
40.05

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 4.70
AVAV's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
99% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AVAV: 4.70 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.36   Max: 7.58
Current: 4.7

4.36
7.58
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.35
AVAV's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AVAV: 3.35 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 3.68
Current: 3.35

2.67
3.68
Price/Tangible Book 2.13
AVAV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 13.16 vs. AVAV: 2.13 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 2.96
Current: 2.13

1.39
2.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.61
AVAV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. AVAV: 1.61 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.61

1.07
1.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
AVAV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AVAV: 1.31 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.31

0.43
1.38
Price/Graham Number 2.24
AVAV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AVAV: 2.24 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 2.37
Current: 2.24

1.19
2.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.30
AVAV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. AVAV: 2.30 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 14.2
Current: 2.3

1.2
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.12
AVAV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. AVAV: 2.12 )
AVAV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 47.9
Current: 2.12

-4.4
47.9

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:JPX.Germany
AeroVironment 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.
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