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Avista Corporation
Traded as NYSE: AVA
S&P 600 Component
Industry Energy, private utility
Founded 1889, 128 years ago (as Washington Water Power)
Headquarters Spokane, Washington
Key people
Scott Morris
Chairman and CEO
Products Electricity and natural gas
Revenue Increase US$ 1.473 billion
Number of employees
1,550 utility only
Website MyAvista.com

Avista Corporation is an American energy company. Avista generates and transmits electricity and distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Approximately 1,550 employees provides electricity, natural gas, and other energy services to 359,000 electric and 320,000 natural gas customers in three western states. The service territory covers 30,000 square miles (78,000 km) in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million.

Avista Utilities is the regulated business unit of Avista Corp., an investor-owned corporation headquartered in Spokane, Washington. Avista Corp.'s primary, non-utility subsidiary was Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company with over 700 expense management customers, representing more than 600,000 sites. In 2014, Ecova was sold to Cofely, a subsidiary of GDF Suez.

The company was founded in 1889 as Washington Water Power Company. The board of directors approved a name change to Avista Corporation, effective January 1, 1999. The company began trading under the Avista name on January 4, 1999.

At that time, the company also bought naming rights for Spokane's minor league baseball park, Avista Stadium.

Washington Water Power was founded in 1889 helping the new and booming city of Spokane Falls to have more power. Using the Spokane River, the idea was that the town could use water power. Trustees of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company asked for people to back them up in their project from New York to build a power station on the river. The people in New York refused saying that water power had little to no value. Defying the people in New York, 10 stockholders stepped up to support the project themselves and formed Washington Water Power to build it.

Washington Water Power expanded in Oregon and into California by acquiring the natural gas operations of CP National from Alltel in 1989. The California operations were sold to Southwest Gas in 2005.

In 2014, Avista acquired Alaska Electric Light & Power, the electric utility for Juneau.

In 2017, Ontario-based electrical utility Hydro One agreed to purchase Avista. The newly combined company will have a 30 year lease on Ontario's public electricity distribution assets.

On September 27, 2002, Avista was sued for issuing false and misleading statements concerning its business and financial condition, including failing to disclose that Avista was engaged in highly risky energy trading activities with Enron and Portland General Electric. On December 20, 2007, Avista agreed to a $9.5 million settlement.

On February 20, 2002, the company had voluntarily adjusted the amount originally allocated to IPR&D and will restate its third quarter 1998 consolidated financial statements accordingly.


Avista Corporation 1.47% (utilities)

Q reports

Period Date Adjusted Actuals EPS GAAP EPS
Q4 2020 2021-02-24 Future report Set alerts
Q3 2020 2020-11-05 Future report Set alerts
Q2 2020 2020-08-05 0.26 0.26
Q1 2020 2020-05-08 0.72 0.72
Q4 2019 2020-02-26 0.76 0.76
Q3 2019 2019-11-07 0.08 0.08
Q2 2019 2019-08-07 0.33 0.38
Q1 2019 2019-05-01 0.75 1.76
Q4 2018 2019-02-08 0.70 0.70
Q3 2018 2018-11-07 0.15 0.15


2016-06-22 Reiterated Rating BMO Capital Markets Hold $42.00
2016-05-05 Boost Price Target Williams Capital Hold $35.00 to $37.00
2016-03-31 Initiated Coverage Mizuho Neutral $41.00
2015-12-14 Reiterated Rating Williams Capital Hold
2014-06-17 Reiterated Williams Capital Group Hold $29 to $33
2014-06-17 Boost Price Target Williams Capital Hold $29.00 to $33.00
2014-04-08 Initiated CRT Capital Fair Value $32
2014-04-07 Initiated Coverage CRT Capital Fair Value $32.00
2014-01-02 Upgrade BMO Capital Markets Underperform to Market Perform $26.00 to $29.00
2013-11-18 Boost Price Target Ladenburg Thalmann Neutral $29.00 to $29.50
2010-10-29 Downgrade DA Davidson Buy to Neutral $24 to $23
2009-02-20 Upgrade McAdams Wright Ragen Hold to Buy
2008-08-11 Downgrade McAdams Wright Ragen Buy to Hold
2007-07-10 Upgrade DA Davidson Neutral to Buy
2007-02-28 Upgrade DA Davidson Underperform to Neutral $24
2016-06-22 Reiterated Rating BMO Capital Markets Hold $42.00
2016-05-05 Boost Price Target Williams Capital Hold $35.00 to $37.00
2016-03-31 Initiated Coverage Mizuho Neutral $41.00
2015-12-14 Reiterated Rating Williams Capital Hold
2014-06-17 Reiterated Williams Capital Group Hold $29 to $33

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Major Shareholders

Name Relationship Total Shares Holding stocks
MORRIS SCOTT L Chairman, President and CEO 0.34%  (218394) AVA /
THIES MARK T SVP, CFO and Treasurer 0.16%  (105685) AVA /
DURKIN MARIAN M SVP,General Counsel and CCO 0.14%  (88020) AVA /
Vermillion Dennis P SVP and President of Avista Ut 0.09%  (54928) AVA /
FELTES KAREN S SVP and Corporate Secretary 0.06%  (38667) AVA /
WOODWORTH ROGER D VP Chief Strategic Officer 0.05%  (35179) AVA /
Thackston Jason R VP Energy Resources 0.05%  (31744) AVA /
Kopczynski Don F VP Transmission & Distribution 0.05%  (29106) AVA /
KELLY JOHN F 0.04%  (24468) AVA /
ANDERSON ERIK J 0.03%  (20368) AVA /
Klein Rebecca A 0.03%  (19257) AVA /
KENSOK JAMES M VP and CIO 0.03%  (17087) AVA /
RACICOT MARC F 0.03%  (16726) ALD / AVA / PCL / WY /
STANLEY HEIDI B 0.02%  (15413) AVA /
BURKE DONALD C 0.02%  (14572) AVA / DNP /
BLAKE KRISTIANNE 0.02%  (14048) AVA /
Krasselt Ryan L VP Control/Prin Acct Officer 0.02%  (10016) AVA /
Christie Kevin J Vice President 0.01%  (9067) AVA /
Schlect Edward David VP and Chief Strategy Officer 0.01%  (7767) AVA /
Rosentrater Heather Lynn Vice President 0.01%  (7135) AVA /
MEYER DAVID J VP and Chief Counsel 0.01%  (7076) AVA /
HOLLEY RICK R 0.01%  (6685) AVA / PCL / WY /
Widmann Janet D. 0.01%  (5758) AVA /
Maw Scott Harlan 0.01%  (4216) AVA / SBUX /