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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1241.46
AVAV's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. AVAV: 1241.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AVAV' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 1241.46
Equity-to-Asset 0.88
AVAV's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. AVAV: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AVAV' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.82 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.88
0.37
0.89
Interest Coverage N/A
AVAV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.39 vs. AVAV: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AVAV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: 28444
Current: N/A
N/A
28444
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 13.40
Beneish M-Score: -1.81
WACC vs ROIC
11.59%
7.16%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.73
AVAV's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
51% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. AVAV: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AVAV' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 8.27 Max: 13.25
Current: 4.73
0.78
13.25
Net Margin % 4.71
AVAV's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. AVAV: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AVAV' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 6.88 Max: 9.91
Current: 4.71
1.12
9.91
ROE % 3.49
AVAV's ROE % is ranked lower than
59% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. AVAV: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AVAV' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 6.79 Max: 13.97
Current: 3.49
0.84
13.97
ROA % 3.10
AVAV's ROA % is ranked higher than
54% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. AVAV: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AVAV' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 5.71 Max: 11.53
Current: 3.1
0.74
11.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 13.24
AVAV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. AVAV: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AVAV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 31.49 Max: 84.65
Current: 13.24
2.54
84.65
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.90
AVAV's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AVAV: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AVAV' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.3  Med: 2.85 Max: 35
Current: 0.9
-28.3
35
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -4.00
AVAV's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AVAV: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AVAV' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.5 Max: 12.5
Current: -4
0
12.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -3.50
AVAV's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. AVAV: -3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AVAV' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.3  Med: -2.55 Max: 165.7
Current: -3.5
-54.3
165.7
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Q2 2016

AVAV Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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AVAV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense    NAICS: 336411    SIC: 3721
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Traded in other countries:JPX.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
AeroVironment Inc designs, develops, produces, supports and operates technological portfolio of products and services for government agencies. It supplies unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, tactical missile systems and related services.

AeroVironment supplies unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems, and other related services to government agencies ( primarily within the United States Department of Defense). The systems can help with security, surveillance, or sensing, and provide "eyes in the sky" without needing an actual person, or driver, in the sky. Additionally, it supplies charging and power-down systems and services for electric vehicles. Commercial, consumer, and government customers help produce sales in the energy space. The company has two operating segments: unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 70.81
AVAV's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. AVAV: 70.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AVAV' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.94  Med: 28.47 Max: 226.92
Current: 70.81
11.94
226.92
Forward PE Ratio 69.44
AVAV's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 18.62 vs. AVAV: 69.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 70.81
AVAV's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
85% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 22.83 vs. AVAV: 70.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AVAV' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.94  Med: 28.47 Max: 226.92
Current: 70.81
11.94
226.92
PB Ratio 2.39
AVAV's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. AVAV: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AVAV' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.19 Max: 4.26
Current: 2.39
1.29
4.26
PS Ratio 3.37
AVAV's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. AVAV: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AVAV' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.82
Current: 3.37
0.91
3.82
EV-to-EBIT 56.51
AVAV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. AVAV: 56.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AVAV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1515.8  Med: 13.5 Max: 295.4
Current: 56.51
-1515.8
295.4
EV-to-EBITDA 36.17
AVAV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. AVAV: 36.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AVAV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -787.5  Med: 12.1 Max: 82
Current: 36.17
-787.5
82
Shiller PE Ratio 45.79
AVAV's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 30.55 vs. AVAV: 45.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AVAV' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.73  Med: 34.92 Max: 87.13
Current: 45.79
23.73
87.13
Current Ratio 7.37
AVAV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AVAV: 7.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AVAV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 5.73 Max: 8.13
Current: 7.37
1.74
8.13
Quick Ratio 6.12
AVAV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AVAV: 6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AVAV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 5.09 Max: 6.79
Current: 6.12
1.3
6.79
Days Inventory 119.14
AVAV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 119.14 vs. AVAV: 119.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AVAV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.58  Med: 84.26 Max: 131.17
Current: 119.14
31.58
131.17
Days Sales Outstanding 102.47
AVAV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
76% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 59.88 vs. AVAV: 102.47 )
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: 102.47
Current: 102.47
30.05
102.47
Days Payable 45.49
AVAV's Days Payable is ranked lower than
60% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 55.49 vs. AVAV: 45.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AVAV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.11  Med: 43.91 Max: 64.81
Current: 45.49
32.11
64.81

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
AVAV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. AVAV: -0.60 )
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: -1.95 Max: -0.6
Current: -0.6
-122.3
-0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 6.05
AVAV's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
70% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 8.71 vs. AVAV: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
AVAV' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.31  Med: 5.05 Max: 7.58
Current: 6.05
3.31
7.58
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.98
AVAV's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. AVAV: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
AVAV' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 2.74 Max: 3.15
Current: 2.98
2.02
3.15
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.38
AVAV's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. AVAV: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AVAV' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.29 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.38
1.39
2.96
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.36
AVAV's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. AVAV: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AVAV' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.44
Current: 2.36
1.05
2.44
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.45
AVAV's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AVAV: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AVAV' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.45
0.41
1.51
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.74
AVAV's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
61% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AVAV: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AVAV' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.74 Max: 3.87
Current: 2.74
1.2
3.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.74
AVAV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. AVAV: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AVAV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.8  Med: 5.6 Max: 14.2
Current: 1.74
-3.8
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -2.48
AVAV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. AVAV: -2.48 )
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: 14.4
Current: -2.48
-7.6
14.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $264.87
EPS (TTM) $ 0.54
Beta1.54
Short Percentage of Float13.68%
52-Week Range $22.16 - 40.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)23.73

Analyst Estimate

Apr18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.55
EPS without NRI ($) 0.55
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
63.10%
Dividends per Share ($)
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