AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) shares closed more than 4% lower on Wednesday following the company’s reported Q4 results, with EPS of $0.30 coming in worse than the Street estimate of $0.39. Revenue was $132.6 million, compared to the Street estimate of $135.3 million.
The company provided a relatively soft 2023 outlook, which highlighted continued supply chain disruptions as a significant revenue headwind, especially in its TMS business. For the full year, the company expects EPS to be in the range of $1.35-$1.65, compared to the Street estimate of $1.75, and revenue in the range of $490-520 million, compared to the Street estimate of $513 million.
According to the analysts at RBC Capital, the demand outlook across the company's portfolio is strong, with now over 20 countries approved for the Switchblade. The analysts continue to believe the company has seen a positive inflection in the demand for its small UAS and TMS products, and maintain their outperform rating and $100 price target.