AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces, operates and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems extensively to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and communication. Multiple government agencies have helped to fund the development and demonstration of Global Observer®, a hybrid-electric, stratospheric UAS designed to provide affordable, persistent reconnaissance and communication over any location on the globe.

AeroVironment’s electric transportation solutions include a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, installation and data services for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets.

Company Growth (employees)
Simi Valley, US
Size (employees)
674 (est)+2%
AeroVironment was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Simi Valley, US

AeroVironment Office Locations

AeroVironment has an office in Simi Valley
Simi Valley, US (HQ)
900 Innovators Way

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Revenue (2016)

$264.1 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$112.1 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$9 m

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$659.5 m

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (30-Apr-2016)

$124.3 m
AeroVironment's current market capitalization is $659.5 m.
AeroVironment's revenue was reported to be $264.1 m in FY, 2016 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$251.7 m$259.4 m$264.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$155.1 m$152 m

Gross profit

$93.6 m$104.3 m$112.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %



$12.4 m$2.3 m$9.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

$882 k

Pre tax profit

$1.9 m$8.1 m

Net Income

$13.7 m$2.9 m$9 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$127 m$143.4 m$124.3 m

Accounts Receivable


$4.3 m$4.6 m$4.2 m

Current Assets

$306.9 m$329 m$349.7 m


$20 m$13.5 m$16.8 m

Total Assets

$385 m$397.5 m$410.4 m

Accounts Payable

$13.9 m$19.2 m$17.7 m

Current Liabilities

$37.7 m$46.7 m$46.3 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$143.6 m$148.3 m$154.3 m

Retained Earnings

$199.1 m$202 m$207.2 m

Total Equity

$342.5 m$348.9 m$361.3 m

Financial Leverage

1.1 x1.1 x1.1 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$13.7 m$2.9 m$9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$9.2 m$8.4 m$6.1 m

Accounts Receivable

($12 m)($1.8 m)($22 m)


$11.9 m$11.3 m$1.9 m

Accounts Payable

($2.2 m)$5.3 m($2.7 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$28.9 m$39.4 m$551 k

Purchases of PP&E

($7.1 m)($5.3 m)($6.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

$15.6 m($23.8 m)($16.6 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

$7.2 m$848 k($3.1 m)

Income Taxes Paid

$2.6 m$700 k$1.6 m

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