| Avista is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is primarily an electric and natural gas utility with certain other business ventures. Co. has two reportable business segments: Avista Utilities and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P). Avista Utilities provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Avista Utilities also provides natural gas distribution service in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon. Avista Utilities also supplies electricity to a small number of customers in Montana. AEL&P is a regulated utility providing electric services in Juneau, AK. We show 57 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AVA's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of AVA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AVA versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AVA by allowing them to research AVA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.