| Avista is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is primarily an electric and natural gas utility with certain other business ventures. Co.'s business segments are: Avista Utilities, which provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho, as well as natural gas distribution service in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon; and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, which provides electric services in Juneau, AK. Co. has other businesses, including venture fund investments, real estate investments, as well as certain other investments. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AVA shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AVA market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AVA market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AVA's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of AVA versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AVA market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like AVA can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AVA by allowing them to research the AVA market cap history.