Avast Plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals



Price
£572
Change
3.600 (0.633%)
52 week
418.0 - 611.266

Last traded: Last Friday at 3:44 PM

Avast Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides digital security products under the Avast, HMA, AVG, and CCleaner brands worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer and Small to Mid-Sized Business (SMB). The company offers desktop security and mobile device protection products; value-added solutions for performance, privacy, and other tools; dynamic secure search solution, including browser toolbar; and big data and marketing analytics solutions, as well as security and protection solutions for small and medium-sized business. It also provides standalone and managed antivirus products; and managed security platforms, including CloudCare, an online security service for small and medium businesses, as well as Management Console, a cloud-based console that deploys antivirus protection to multiple devices and manage all devices from one place. In addition, the company offers business security services, such as patch management, backup and recovery, email security, content filtering, and secure Web and Internet gateway services. It has a strategic partnership agreement with Enterprise Nation to deliver cybersecurity resources and training services. The company primarily sells software licenses through e-commerce services providers, and retailers and resellers. Avast Plc was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Key Metrics

PE ratio

28.04

PB ratio

451.10

Dividend yield

0.03%

Beta

0.41

Market cap

£5.92B

Enterprise value

£6.4B

Company profile

Industry / SectorSoftware—Infrastructure / Technology
Full time employees1699
Websitehttp://www.avast.com
Mailing addressPikrtova 1737/1A Prague 4 Nusle Prague 140 00 Czech Republic
Phone / Fax /

Dividends

Dividend yield

0.03%

Dividend amount

£0.16

Payout ratio

57.31%

Avast Plc paid £0.16 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 09 Sept 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 57.31%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.AVST dividend payout ratio is less than 70. This is ideal as it gives company room to grow the dividends and also the excess earnings can be invested in company for growth.

AVST's forward dividend amount is £0.11 and the forward dividend yield is 1.99%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Sep 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on Avast Plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Ondrej VlcekCEO & Director43108.73k
Mr. Pavel BaudisCo-Founder & Non-Exec. Director118.93k
Dr. Eduard KuceraCo-Founder & Non-Exec. Director118.93k
Mr. Philip Anthony MarshallAdvisor501.24M
Mr. Stuart SimpsonInterim CFO & Exec. Director
Mr. Michal PechoucekChief Technology Officer
Peter RussellDirector of Investor Relations
Ms. Trudy CookeGroup Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.
Stephanie KaneVP of PR & Corp. Communications
Ms. Lisa CareyChief Marketing Officer

Profitability and management effectiveness

Profit margin

31.03%

Operating margin

47.24%

Return on assets

9.93%

Return on equity

23.62%

Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of Avast Plc is 5.92B and its enterprise value is 6.4B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of AVST is 6.88.

The AVST's stocks Beta value is 0.41 making it 59% less volatile compared to LSE market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

Avast Plc (LSE:AVST) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Avast Plc's Stock Symbol?

Avast Plc trades on LSE under the ticker symbol "AVST".

2. What is Avast Plc's stock price today?

One share of AVST stock can currently be purchased for approximately £572.

3. How can I contact Avast Plc?

Avast Plc's mailing address is Pikrtova 1737/1A Prague 4 Nusle Prague 140 00 Czech Republic. The company can be reached via phone at .

4. What is Avast Plc's official website?

The official website of Avast Plc is http://www.avast.com.