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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
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history
Equity to Asset 0.31
AEE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. AEE: 0.31 )
AEE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.31

0.29
0.38
Interest Coverage 2.97
AEE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. AEE: 2.97 )
AEE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 5.24
Current: 2.97

1.84
5.24
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.96
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 21.65
AEE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. AEE: 21.65 )
AEE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.16   Max: 25.28
Current: 21.65

-18.16
25.28
Net-margin (%) 9.58
AEE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. AEE: 9.58 )
AEE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.26   Max: 11.85
Current: 9.58

-14.26
11.85
ROE (%) 8.72
AEE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. AEE: 8.72 )
AEE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 13.53
Current: 8.72

-13.4
13.53
ROA (%) 2.66
AEE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. AEE: 2.66 )
AEE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.28   Max: 4.84
Current: 2.66

-4.28
4.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.65
AEE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. AEE: 7.65 )
AEE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.96   Max: 24.22
Current: 7.65

-6.96
24.22
Revenue Growth (%) -9.30
AEE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AEE: -9.30 )
AEE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 10.7
Current: -9.3

-9.3
10.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.50
AEE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AEE: 2.50 )
AEE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 5.2
Current: 2.5

-11.5
5.2
EPS Growth (%) 53.60
AEE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AEE: 53.60 )
AEE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42   Max: 53.6
Current: 53.6

-42
53.6
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

AEE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 38,001 sh (+196.21%)
Pioneer Investments 2,693,857 sh (+3.55%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 465,900 sh (-62.06%)
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Q1 2014

AEE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 705,200 sh (+51.36%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,673,276 sh (-0.76%)
Steven Cohen 33,694 sh (-11.33%)
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Q2 2014

AEE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 29,829 sh (New)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 529,600 sh (-24.9%)
Pioneer Investments 1,219,466 sh (-54.38%)
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Q3 2014

AEE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,219,337 sh (-0.01%)
Jim Simons 307,700 sh (-41.9%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,843 sh (-50.24%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AEE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$34.23 - $37.03 $ 42.8319%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.12%$32.74 - $36.67 $ 42.8324%107744
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$32.74 - $36.67 $ 42.8324%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -99.32%0.19%$32.68 - $36.55 $ 42.8323%1000
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 14700%0.12%$28.55 - $33.13 $ 42.8338%148000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$28.55 - $33.13 $ 42.8338%0
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Reduce -47.63%0.06%$31.09 - $32.76 $ 42.8345%94050
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$31.09 - $32.76 $ 42.8345%18099
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$28.64 - $33.7 $ 42.8335%0
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Reduce -30.1%0.06%$28.64 - $33.7 $ 42.8335%179600
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Reduce -99%0.05%$28.64 - $33.7 $ 42.8335%1000
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -22.15%0.03%$25.97 - $30.92 $ 42.8347%217910
John Hussman 2011-09-30 Add 132.56%0.03%$25.97 - $30.92 $ 42.8347%100000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.30
AEE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. AEE: 18.30 )
AEE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7   Max: 169.74
Current: 18.3

7
169.74
P/B 1.53
AEE's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AEE: 1.53 )
AEE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.53

0.61
1.81
P/S 1.74
AEE's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. AEE: 1.74 )
AEE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.74

0.55
1.88
EV-to-EBIT 13.15
AEE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. AEE: 13.15 )
AEE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -23.7   Max: 25.1
Current: 13.15

-23.7
25.1
Shiller P/E 46.50
AEE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.89 vs. AEE: 46.50 )
AEE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.44   Max: 47.08
Current: 46.5

6.44
47.08
Current Ratio 0.92
AEE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AEE: 0.92 )
AEE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.92

0.55
1.66
Quick Ratio 0.65
AEE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. AEE: 0.65 )
AEE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.65

0.36
1.25

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.74
AEE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. AEE: 3.74 )
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.69   Max: 11.36
Current: 3.74

3.69
11.36
Dividend Payout 0.66
AEE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. AEE: 0.66 )
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 6.48
Current: 0.66

0.26
6.48
Dividend growth (3y) 1.30
AEE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AEE: 1.30 )
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 1.3
Current: 1.3

-15.4
1.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.03
AEE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. AEE: 4.03 )
AEE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.92   Max: 12.06
Current: 4.03

3.92
12.06
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
AEE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. AEE: -0.80 )
AEE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -11.1
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.64
AEE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. AEE: 1.64 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.64

0.81
2.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.29
AEE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. AEE: 1.29 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.29

0.8
1.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
AEE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AEE: 1.31 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.31

0.48
1.36
Price/Graham Number 1.13
AEE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AEE: 1.13 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.13

0.53
2.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
AEE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. AEE: 7.60 )
AEE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 11.2
Current: 7.6

4
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.07
AEE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. AEE: 3.07 )
AEE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 6.7
Current: 3.07

-10.2
6.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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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 three segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Merchant Generation. 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. The AmerenEnergy Medina Valley Cogen LLC energy center was sold in February 2012. Ameren Missouri supplies electric and natural gas service to a 24,000-square-mile area in central and eastern Missouri. It supplies electric service to 1.2 million customers and natural gas service to 127,000 customers. Ameren Illinois supplies electric and natural gas utility service to portions of central and southern Illinois. It supplies electric service to 1.2 million customers and natural gas service to 767,000 customers. Genco operates a merchant electric generation business in Illinois and holds an 80% interest in Electric Energy, Inc. 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 transportatio
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