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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
Cash to Debt 0.01
AEE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. AEE: 0.01 )
AEE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.01

0
0.18
Equity to Asset 0.31
AEE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AEE: 0.31 )
AEE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.31

0.3
0.37
Interest Coverage 2.97
AEE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 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: 6
Z-Score: 0.79
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 (%) 20.28
AEE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. AEE: 20.28 )
AEE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.99   Max: 25.28
Current: 20.28

11.99
25.28
Net-margin (%) 4.95
AEE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. AEE: 4.95 )
AEE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.85   Max: 12.16
Current: 4.95

-16.85
12.16
ROE (%) 4.42
AEE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. AEE: 4.42 )
AEE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.72   Max: 13.32
Current: 4.42

-14.72
13.32
ROA (%) 1.37
AEE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. AEE: 1.37 )
AEE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.38   Max: 4.71
Current: 1.37

-4.38
4.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.14
AEE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. AEE: 7.14 )
AEE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.89   Max: 12.22
Current: 7.14

4.89
12.22
Revenue Growth (%) -9.30
AEE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AEE: -9.30 )
AEE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 9.8
Current: -9.3

-9.8
9.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.40
AEE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AEE: 2.40 )
AEE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 5.1
Current: 2.4

0
5.1
EPS Growth (%) 53.60
AEE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AEE: 53.60 )
AEE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42   Max: 53.6
Current: 53.6

-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

Q1 2013

AEE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 2,135,600 sh (+1596.27%)
Pioneer Investments 2,332,906 sh (+0.43%)
John Hussman 148,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman 91,175 sh (-2.43%)
Steven Cohen 30,770 sh (-57.8%)
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Q2 2013

AEE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Pioneer Investments 2,920,605 sh (+25.19%)
Jim Simons 2,208,600 sh (+3.42%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 87,225 sh (-4.33%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (-99.32%)
» More
Q3 2013

AEE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 107,744 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 12,829 sh (New)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,601,615 sh (-10.92%)
Jim Simons 1,228,000 sh (-44.4%)
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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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AEE

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 $ 41.0314%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.12%$32.74 - $36.67 $ 41.0318%107744
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$32.74 - $36.67 $ 41.0318%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -99.32%0.19%$32.68 - $36.55 $ 41.0317%1000
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 14700%0.12%$28.55 - $33.13 $ 41.0332%148000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$28.55 - $33.13 $ 41.0332%0
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Reduce -47.63%0.06%$31.09 - $32.76 $ 41.0339%94050
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$31.09 - $32.76 $ 41.0339%18099
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$28.64 - $33.7 $ 41.0330%0
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Reduce -30.1%0.06%$28.64 - $33.7 $ 41.0330%179600
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Reduce -99%0.05%$28.64 - $33.7 $ 41.0330%1000
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -22.15%0.03%$25.97 - $30.92 $ 41.0341%217910
John Hussman 2011-09-30 Add 132.56%0.03%$25.97 - $30.92 $ 41.0341%100000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $26.79 - $29.11 $ 41.0346%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 35.30
AEE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. AEE: 35.30 )
AEE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7   Max: 169.74
Current: 35.3

7
169.74
P/B 1.52
AEE's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. AEE: 1.52 )
AEE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.52

0.61
1.81
P/S 1.72
AEE's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. AEE: 1.72 )
AEE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.72

0.55
1.89
PFCF 37.30
AEE's PFCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. AEE: 37.30 )
AEE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.82   Max: 537.8
Current: 37.3

6.82
537.8
EV-to-EBIT 13.72
AEE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. AEE: 13.72 )
AEE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 17
Current: 13.72

8.2
17
Shiller P/E 40.59
AEE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.49 vs. AEE: 40.59 )
AEE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.42   Max: 40.73
Current: 40.59

6.42
40.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.90
AEE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AEE: 3.90 )
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.89   Max: 11.36
Current: 3.9

3.89
11.36
Dividend Payout 0.76
AEE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AEE: 0.76 )
AEE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.66
Current: 0.76

0.55
2.66
Dividend growth (3y) 1.30
AEE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 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) 4.14
AEE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. AEE: 4.14 )
AEE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.13   Max: 12.06
Current: 4.14

4.13
12.06
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
AEE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 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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Price/Tangible Book 1.63
AEE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AEE: 1.63 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.63

0.93
2.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.21
AEE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AEE: 1.21 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.21

0.96
1.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
AEE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AEE: 1.21 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.29
Current: 1.21

0.61
1.29
Price/Graham Number 1.18
AEE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AEE: 1.18 )
AEE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.18

0.67
1.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
AEE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AEE: 7.30 )
AEE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 12.2
Current: 7.3

5.9
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.76
AEE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. AEE: -3.76 )
AEE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 29.8
Current: -3.76

-8.3
29.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
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 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 809,000 customers. Genco operates a merchant electric generation business in Illinois and holds an 80% interest in Electric Energy, Inc. Ameren has other subsidiaries responsible for activities, such as the provision of shared services. Ameren 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. Ameren'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 t

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