Avalara, Inc. (AVLR) shares tumble 0.52% on Monday: A Good Option for Optimistic Investors

Avalara, Inc. (AVLR) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Scott M. Mcfarlane Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer with 751,286 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Marion R. Foote Director, with 531,844 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 77,590 shares of AVLR is Amit Mathradas President and Chief Operating Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Avalara, Inc. (AVLR), VANGUARD GROUP INC is the top holder with 4.34 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BATTERY PARTNERS IX, LLC with 4.11 million shares. In the third-place spot with 3.32 million shares is ALKEON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC.

This company’s stock price was $86.52 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1,470,747. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.16M. Given the fact that this stock has 76.23M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $6.60B. Its Price to Sales ratio is 20.40, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 14.94, and its Price to Book ratio is 13.69.

AVLR stock has achieved a 5-day range of $83.00 to $88.08, with a total performance of +1.70% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $75.50 to $94.31, generating a +0.12% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +24.90%, trading in the range of $63.76 to $94.31.

In the past 5 days, shares of AVLR have made a new high 4 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 2 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 14 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending Mar-19, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at -$0.01. This is a 0.15 difference compared to the consensus estimate of -0.16, amounting to an earnings surprise of -93.75%. In the previous quarter, which ended in Dec-18, the consensus estimate was -0.19, making for an earnings surprise of -0.89. For the quarter ending Sep-18, EPS was reported at -$0.14, generating a -19.54% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $-75.55 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $-64.13 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $-3.06 million for the year, compared to $-3.54 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$15.48 million, compared to -$13.96 million, and Free Cash flow was $-18.55 million compared to the prior year’s $-17.5 million.

Avalara, Inc. (AVLR) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 7/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of No Debt, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.65.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 1/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of -17.87, a Net Margin of -20.09, a ROE of -32.64, and a ROC of -191.67. Similarly, this company’s 3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate is 30.20, its 3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate is 5.10, and its 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate is -12.90.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for AVLR, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 17.77 and its Price to Median PS Value is 3.00. Meanwhile, its Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) is -1.05 .