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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.29
AEE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AEE: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AEE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.29
0.29
0.38
Interest Coverage 3.68
AEE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. AEE: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AEE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.84  Med: 3.69 Max: 5.24
Current: 3.68
1.84
5.24
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 0.84
WACC vs ROIC
5.18%
5.38%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.66
AEE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. AEE: 19.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.16  Med: 20.28 Max: 25.28
Current: 19.66
-18.16
25.28
Net-margin (%) 9.99
AEE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. AEE: 9.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.26  Med: 9.31 Max: 12.16
Current: 9.99
-14.26
12.16
ROE (%) 8.93
AEE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. AEE: 8.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.4  Med: 9.27 Max: 13.53
Current: 8.93
-13.4
13.53
ROA (%) 2.67
AEE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. AEE: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.28  Med: 3.07 Max: 4.84
Current: 2.67
-4.28
4.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.81
AEE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. AEE: 6.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.77  Med: 9.13 Max: 24.49
Current: 6.81
-6.77
24.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.40
AEE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AEE: -7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.3  Med: 0.30 Max: 9.8
Current: -7.4
-9.3
9.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
AEE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AEE: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.75 Max: 5.1
Current: -0.7
0
5.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
AEE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AEE: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42  Med: -1.90 Max: 53.6
Current: 3.7
-42
53.6
» AEE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AEE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Pioneer Investments 1,219,337 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 307,700 sh (-41.90%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,843 sh (-50.24%)
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Q4 2014

AEE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 866,100 sh (+181.48%)
Pioneer Investments 1,222,173 sh (+0.23%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,886 sh (-46.87%)
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Q1 2015

AEE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 11,300 sh (+43.29%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 967,847 sh (-20.81%)
Jim Simons 587,700 sh (-32.14%)
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Q2 2015

AEE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 15,070 sh (New)
Jim Simons 596,900 sh (+1.57%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 585,972 sh (-39.46%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.91
AEE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. AEE: 15.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AEE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7  Med: 17.28 Max: 169.74
Current: 15.91
7
169.74
Forward P/E 14.12
AEE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. AEE: 14.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
AEE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
59% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. AEE: 18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AEE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7  Med: 16.86 Max: 75.26
Current: 18.3
7
75.26
P/B 1.42
AEE's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. AEE: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AEE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.35 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.42
0.61
1.82
P/S 1.60
AEE's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. AEE: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AEE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.6
0.55
1.91
POCF 5.69
AEE's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. AEE: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AEE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.46  Med: 5.68 Max: 10.25
Current: 5.69
2.46
10.25
EV-to-EBIT 13.78
AEE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. AEE: 13.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AEE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -23.7  Med: 13.10 Max: 25.1
Current: 13.78
-23.7
25.1
Shiller P/E 47.62
AEE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. AEE: 47.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AEE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.48  Med: 15.14 Max: 53.37
Current: 47.62
6.48
53.37
Current Ratio 0.78
AEE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AEE: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AEE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.78
0.55
1.66
Quick Ratio 0.58
AEE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AEE: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AEE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.58
0.36
1.25
Days Inventory 101.28
AEE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. AEE: 101.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AEE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 64.77  Med: 96.08 Max: 131.4
Current: 101.28
64.77
131.4
Days Sales Outstanding 27.75
AEE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. AEE: 27.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AEE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.34  Med: 26.26 Max: 44.91
Current: 27.75
22.34
44.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.17
AEE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. AEE: 4.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 4.97 Max: 11.36
Current: 4.17
3.39
11.36
Dividend Payout 0.73
AEE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
50% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. AEE: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.96 Max: 6.48
Current: 0.73
0.26
6.48
Dividend growth (3y) 1.20
AEE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
61% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AEE: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -15.4  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.2
-15.4
1.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.40
AEE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. AEE: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AEE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.58  Med: 5.25 Max: 12
Current: 4.4
3.58
12
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
AEE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. AEE: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AEE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -3.30 Max: -11.1
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.49
AEE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. AEE: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.49
0.81
2.11
Price/Projected FCF 1.13
AEE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AEE: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.25 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.13
0.8
1.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.19
AEE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. AEE: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.19
0.48
1.4
Price/Graham Number 1.07
AEE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. AEE: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.07
0.53
2.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.33
AEE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. AEE: 7.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4  Med: 7.50 Max: 11.2
Current: 7.33
4
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -9.37
AEE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. AEE: -9.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AEE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.8  Med: 2.75 Max: 17.1
Current: -9.37
-8.8
17.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 6,408 6,637 6,640
EPS($) 2.59 2.77 2.95
EPS without NRI($) 2.59 2.77 2.95

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Traded in other countries:AE4.Germany,
Ameren Corp is a utility holding company. The Company's subsidiaries are Union Electric Company, Ameren Illinois Company and Ameren Energy Resources Company, LLC. The Company operates in two segments: Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois. Ameren Missouri operates a rate-regulated electric generation, transmission and distribution business, and a rate-regulated natural gas transmission and distribution business in Missouri. Ameren Illinois operates a rate-regulated electric and natural gas transmission and distribution business in Illinois. AER consists of non-rate-regulated operations, including Ameren Energy Generating Company, AmerenEnergy Resources Generating Company and Ameren Energy Marketing Company. Ameren Illinois supplies electric and natural gas utility service to portions of central and southern Illinois. It has other subsidiaries responsible for activities, such as the provision of shared services. It owns an integrated transmission system that comprises the transmission assets of Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois. The Company operates two authority areas, the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. balancing authority area operated by Ameren, which includes the load of Ameren Illinois and the generating assets of Genco and AERG and the MISO balancing authority area operated by Ameren. Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and ATXI are transmission-owning members of MISO. Electric Energy, Inc (EEI ) operates its own balancing authority area and its own transmission facilities in southern Illinois. The EEI transmission system is directly connected to MISO, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Louisville Gas and Electric Company. EEI's generating units are dispatched separately from those of Ameren Missouri, Genco and AERG. It's portfolio of natural gas supply resources includes firm transportation capacity and firm no-notice storage capacity leased from interstate pipelines. Ameren Missouri and Genco mainly use the interstate pipeline systems of Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, Trunkline Gas Company, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, and Mississippi River Transmission Corporation to transport natural gas to generating units. Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois develop and manage a portfolio of gas supply resources. These include firm gas supply under term agreements with producers, interstate and intrastate firm transportation capacity, firm storage capacity leased from interstate pipelines, and on-system storage facilities to maintain gas deliveries to customers throughout the year and especially during peak demand. Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois use the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, the Trunkline Gas Company, the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, the Mississippi River Transmission Corporation, the Northern Border Pipeline Company, and the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation interstate pipeline systems to transport natural gas to their
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