| 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, 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. also has other businesses, including sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments, real estate investments, as well as certain other investments. We show 39 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.