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Open
$33.17
Previous Close
$33.19
Day High
$33.51
Day Low
$33.13
52 Week High
01/29/15 - $38.34
52 Week Low
03/12/14 - $29.03
Market Cap
2.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
355.3K
EPS TTM
$1.81
Shares Outstanding
62.3M
EX-Date
02/18/15
P/E TM
18.5x
Dividend
$1.32
Dividend Yield
3.85%
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Avista Corporation, an energy company, is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and Ecova. The Avista Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity primarily from hydroelectric, thermal, and wind facilities; and provides natural gas distribution services to retail customers in parts of Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northeastern and Southwestern Oregon. This segment is also involved in the wholesale purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas; and provision of electric distribution and transmission, as well as natural gas distribution to residential, commercial, and industrial retail electric and natural gas customers. In addition, it operates facilities with a total net capability of approximately 1,844 mega watts; and provides retail electric service to approximately 366,000 customers and retail natural gas service to approximately 326,000 customers. The Ecova segment provides energy efficiency and cost management programs and services for multi-site customers and utilities in North America; and expense management services for telecom needs. This segment also provides strategic energy management and efficiency services that include procurement, conservation, performance reporting, financial planning, facility optimization and monitoring, and energy efficiency program management for commercial enterprises and utilities. The company is also engaged in custom sheet metal fabrication of electronic enclosures, parts, and systems for the computer, telecom, renewable energy, and medical industries; real estate investments primarily in commercial office buildings; and provision of investments in emerging technology venture capital funds and fuel cell business. Avista Corporation was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.

1,874 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/15
Founded in 1889

avista corp (AVA) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $723.5K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $386.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Avista...
Total Annual Compensation: $344.3K
Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $314.0K
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and ...
Total Annual Compensation: $282.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

avista corp (AVA) Key Developments

Avista Corp. Presents at UBS Utilities and Natural Gas One-on-One Conference, Mar-03-2015

Avista Corp. Presents at UBS Utilities and Natural Gas One-on-One Conference, Mar-03-2015 . Venue: InterContinental Boston, Boston, United States. Speakers: Jason Lang, Investor Relations Professional, Mark T. Thies, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.

Avista Corp. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for 2016 and 2017

Avista Corp. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company’s operating revenues were $411,846,000 against $404,280,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $66,753,000 against $64,154,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income tax was $51,570,000 against $46,477,000 a year ago. Net income from continuing operations was $30,604,000 against $30,392,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to company shareholders was $32,220,000 against $31,666,000 a year ago. Diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to company was $0.48 against $0.51 a year ago. Diluted EPS attributable to company was $0.51 against $0.53 a year ago. Net Income from continuing operations attributable to company shareholders was $30,581,000 against $30,391,000 a year ago. For the year, the company’s operating revenues were $1,472,562,000 against $1,441,744,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $252,588,000 against $231,089,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income tax was $192,106,000 against $162,347,000 a year ago. Net income from continuing operations was $119,866,000 against $104,333,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to company shareholders was $192,041,000 against $111,077,000 a year ago. Diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to company was $1.93 against $1.74 a year ago. Diluted EPS attributable to company was $3.10 against $1.85 a year ago. Net Income from continuing operations attributable to company shareholders was $119,817,000 against $104,273,000 a year ago. On cash basis, the company spent $325 million for capital expenditures. The company is confirming its 2015 earnings guidance with a consolidated range of $1.86 to $2.06. The company expects capital expenditures for 2015 to be about $375 million. The company expects capital expenditures of $350 million in each of 2016 and 2017.

Avista Names Kevin Christie as Vice President for Customer Solutions

Avista Corp. announced that Kevin Christie has been named as vice president for customer solutions. He will retain his current responsibilities in the areas of external communications, community outreach and philanthropy, as well as customer energy efficiency and conservation activities, and new products and services. Christie has been with Avista for nearly 10 years, holding leadership positions in natural gas planning, natural gas supply, finance, and most recently as senior director of customer solutions. Prior to joining Avista, he worked for Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN), where he served as the director of Pipeline Marketing and Development, and as the director of Pricing and Business Analysis.

 

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