The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Small-Cap Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Motley Fool . This strategy looks for small cap growth stocks with solid fundamentals and strong price performance.
AEROVIRONMENT, INC. ( AVAV ) is a small-cap growth stock in the Aerospace & Defense industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 76% to 91% based on the firm's underlying fundamentals and the stock's valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.
Company Description: AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, supports and operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies, businesses and consumers. The Company operates through the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) segment, which focuses primarily on the design, development, production, support and operation of UAS and tactical missile systems that provide situational awareness, multi-band communications, force protection and other mission effects. The Company supplies UAS, tactical missile systems and related services primarily to organizations within the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The Company's small UAS products include Raven, Wasp AE, Puma AE and Shrike. The Company also offers the Qube, an UAS for law enforcement, search and rescue and fire department personnel.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.
|PROFIT MARGIN: ||PASS |
|RELATIVE STRENGTH: ||FAIL |
|COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR: ||PASS |
|INSIDER HOLDINGS: ||PASS |
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS: ||PASS |
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY: ||PASS |
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES: ||NEUTRAL |
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS: ||PASS |
|INVENTORY TO SALES: ||PASS |
|ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TO SALES: ||PASS |
|LONG TERM DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: ||PASS |
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH): ||PASS |
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING: ||PASS |
|SALES: ||PASS |
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME: ||PASS |
|PRICE: ||PASS |
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE: ||FAIL |
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