Avista (AVA) dividend stock





  • Yield

     2.72%
  • Dividend

     1.43
  • 5 year dividend growth rate
     4.5%
  • Dividend increased

     14 yrs.
  • Payout ratio

     65%
  • Dividend pay date

     6/15/2017
  • Ex-dividend date

     5/23/2017
  • Uninterrupted
    dividends
     118 yrs.
  • Yield compared to 5 year average
     -33.7%
  • Dividend payback
    period
      yrs.
  • Chowder rule

     7.2
  • Tweed factor

     -16.7
Rating
Overall rating
The overall rating measures the general health and sustainabilty of the company's dividend. It is an average of the five ratings below.





Dividend increased years
This rating looks at the number of years the company has increased their dividend consecutively. 1 star is given for 7 years or below and 5 stars are given for 23 years or more.





Dividend yield
This rating evaluates the size of the yield. 1 star is given for a yield below 0.75% and 5 stars for yields above 6.75%.





Payout ratio
The payout ratio shows how much of the earnings are being paid out as dividends. We award 0 stars for payout ratios above 100% and 5 stars for ratios below 10%.





Dividend growth rate
This rating takes into account the growth of the dividend. Companies that have a dividend growth rate below 1.5% get 1 star while 5 stars are given for rates above 13.5%.





Yield compared to 5 year average
If the current yield is below the 5 year average, it tends to indicate that the stock is cheap. A rating of 0 is given if the current yield is below 0 percent compared to the average and a rating of 5 is given if it's more than 22.5% above.
Relative valuations
Yield compared to 5 year average   
-33.7%
Payout ratio compared to 5 year average   
-1.7%
P/E compared to 5 year average   
44.1%
Price per book value compared to 5 year average   
53.8%
Price change from 52 week high   
-0.1%
Price change from 50 days average   
20.3%
Price change from 200 days average   
28.7%
Price info
Change
0.22 (0.42%)


Last price
52.60 USD


Day range
52.30 - 52.65


Year range
37.78 - 52.65

Financial health
Current ratio
0.65


Debt/equity ratio
116.46


Cash
10.48M


Debt
1.78B


Valuation
Price/earning (P/E)
23.92


Price/book (P/B)
2.00


Forward price/earning (P/E)
25.53


Price/sales (P/S)
2.31


PEG
4.77


Market cap
3.39B

Recession performance (2007 - 2009)
0.5950,0.6900,0.8100
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Dvidend growth (annualized)   
16.7%
0.7200,1.3600,1.5800
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
48.1%
10 year history
0.5950,0.6900,0.8100,1.0000,1.1000,1.1600,1.2200,1.2700,1.3200,1.3700
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Dividend growth (annualized)   
9.7%
0.7200,1.3600,1.5800,1.6500,1.7200,1.3200,1.8500,3.1000,1.9700,1.9700
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
11.8%
17.2700,18.3100,19.1700,19.7100,20.0400,21.0600,21.4600,23.9700,24.2100,24.4600
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Book value per share growth (annualized)   
3.9%
82.4000,50.6000,51.1000,60.4000,61.2000,87.8000,75.8000,60.4000,71.4000,69.8000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Payout ratio growth (annualized)   
-1.8%
53.0000,54.0000,55.0000,56.0000,58.0000,59.0000,60.0000,62.0000,63.0000,63.0000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
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  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Shares outstanding growth (annualized)   
1.9%
Other companies in the diversified utilities industry
Company
Div. increase  
Yield
Div. growth
USA   Vectren 57 yrs2.83%2.9%
Canada   Canadian Utilities 45 yrs2.73%10.1%
USA   MGE Energy 42 yrs1.92%3.2%
USA   UGI 30 yrs1.99%6.0%
USA   Eversource Energy 19 yrs3.13%10.1%
United Kingdom   Centrica 18 yrs6.66%0.8%
United Kingdom   SSE 16 yrs6.06%3.4%
Company profile
Empoloyees
1,874


Sector


Website


Founded
1889


Industry


SEC filings




Avista Corporation, an electric and natural gas utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity: and distributes natural gas in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. The Avista Utilities segment gen...
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Address:
1411 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99202-2600

Phone:
+1 509 489-0500
Avista has a dividend of 1.43 USD and based on a stock price of 52.60, the yield is 2.72%. The dividend has been raised for 14 years in a row (since 2003). An earnings per share of 2.2 and a dividend of 1.43 gives Avista a payout ratio of 65%. The dividend payback period is years, assuming the dividend growth stays the same. Their dividend has been growing by 4.5% a year for the last 5 years (on average). Avista has gone ex-dividend on the 5/23/2017, and the dividend pay date is 6/15/2017. It was founded in 1889 and is a US company with 1,874 employees. They are in the utilities sector and the diversified utilities industry. Our dividend rating for this stock is 1.6 / 5 stars.






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