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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 0.03
AEP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. AEP: 0.03 )
AEP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.03

0.01
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.29
AEP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AEP: 0.29 )
AEP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.29

0.15
0.32
Interest Coverage 3.15
AEP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AEP: 3.15 )
AEP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 3.19
Current: 3.15

1.73
3.19
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.84
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.59
AEP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. AEP: 18.59 )
AEP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.46   Max: 23.08
Current: 18.59

5.46
23.08
Net-margin (%) 9.64
AEP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. AEP: 9.64 )
AEP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.87   Max: 12.87
Current: 9.64

-3.87
12.87
ROE (%) 9.20
AEP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. AEP: 9.20 )
AEP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.35   Max: 19.44
Current: 9.2

-7.35
19.44
ROA (%) 2.62
AEP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. AEP: 2.62 )
AEP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.45   Max: 5
Current: 2.62

-1.45
5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.96
AEP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. AEP: 6.96 )
AEP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 17.81
Current: 6.96

6.8
17.81
Revenue Growth (%) 1.60
AEP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AEP: 1.60 )
AEP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -30   Max: 54.2
Current: 1.6

-30
54.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.30
AEP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AEP: 1.30 )
AEP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 32.6
Current: 1.3

-18.4
32.6
EPS Growth (%) 6.30
AEP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AEP: 6.30 )
AEP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.9   Max: 34.9
Current: 6.3

-44.9
34.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AEP Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 26,299 sh (New)
Jim Simons 38,500 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 49,000 sh (+30.67%)
Mario Gabelli 17,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 151,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 15,300 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 63,254 sh (-6.28%)
Pioneer Investments 1,861,424 sh (-30.32%)
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Q2 2013

AEP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 10,313 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,033,300 sh (+2583.9%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,500 sh (+408.93%)
Steven Cohen 54,484 sh (+107.17%)
Pioneer Investments 2,290,247 sh (+23.04%)
David Dreman 71,876 sh (+13.63%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 17,500 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 45,200 sh (-7.76%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (-33.77%)
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Q3 2013

AEP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Burbank 6,933 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 60,513 sh (+486.76%)
Mario Gabelli 18,350 sh (+4.86%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 1,734,905 sh (-24.25%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-50%)
Jeremy Grantham 20,700 sh (-54.2%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,500 sh (-70.18%)
Steven Cohen 11,227 sh (-79.39%)
David Dreman 1,904 sh (-97.35%)
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Q4 2013

AEP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 31,064 sh (+176.69%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 15,300 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 17,950 sh (-2.18%)
Pioneer Investments 1,693,469 sh (-2.39%)
David Dreman 520 sh (-72.69%)
Ray Dalio 4,313 sh (-92.87%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AEP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -92.87%0.02%$43.14 - $48.32 $ 52.514%4313
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.69%0.01%$43.14 - $48.32 $ 52.514%520
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$43.14 - $48.32 $ 52.514%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -50%0.1%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 52.518%50000
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -97.35%0.09%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 52.518%1904
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 486.76%0.02%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 52.518%60513
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 52.518%6933
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -33.77%0.09%$43.19 - $51.43 $ 52.59%100000
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$43.19 - $51.43 $ 52.59%10313
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 15000%0.17%$40.96 - $45.27 $ 52.522%151000
Ruane Cunniff 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$40.18 - $44.36 $ 52.523%15300
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 133.33%$40.18 - $44.36 $ 52.523%17500
Dodge & Cox 2012-09-30 Sold Out $40.18 - $44.36 $ 52.523%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$36.66 - $41.65 $ 52.534%0
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Reduce -99%0.06%$36.66 - $41.65 $ 52.534%1000
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Reduce -30.23%0.03%$36.66 - $41.65 $ 52.534%67985
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.13%$33.91 - $38.63 $ 52.540%201000
John Hussman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$33.91 - $38.63 $ 52.540%100000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -99%$33.6 - $36.75 $ 52.548%7500
Dodge & Cox 2011-03-31 New Buy$33.6 - $36.75 $ 52.548%7200
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.10
AEP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. AEP: 17.10 )
AEP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.72   Max: 142.55
Current: 17.1

7.72
142.55
P/B 1.50
AEP's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AEP: 1.50 )
AEP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.5

1
2.11
P/S 1.67
AEP's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. AEP: 1.67 )
AEP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.67

0.68
1.7
PFCF 78.40
AEP's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. AEP: 78.40 )
AEP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.77   Max: 92.43
Current: 78.4

5.77
92.43
EV-to-EBIT 15.40
AEP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. AEP: 15.40 )
AEP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 17.9
Current: 15.4

9.5
17.9
PEG 57.50
AEP's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. AEP: 57.50 )
AEP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 65.53
Current: 57.5

0.68
65.53
Shiller P/E 15.90
AEP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. AEP: 15.90 )
AEP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.23   Max: 29.78
Current: 15.9

10.23
29.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.77
AEP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AEP: 3.77 )
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.02   Max: 7.88
Current: 3.77

3.02
7.88
Dividend Payout 0.64
AEP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AEP: 0.64 )
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5.69
Current: 0.64

0.46
5.69
Dividend growth (3y) 4.50
AEP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. AEP: 4.50 )
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 4.9
Current: 4.5

-16.4
4.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.74
AEP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AEP: 4.74 )
AEP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 9.82
Current: 4.74

3.76
9.82
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
AEP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. AEP: -0.50 )
AEP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.4   Max: -19.7
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
AEP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AEP: 1.60 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.6

1.27
2.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
AEP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
63% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AEP: 1.90 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 4.72
Current: 1.9

0.86
4.72
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
AEP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AEP: 1.40 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.4

0.27
1.4
Price/Graham Number 1.10
AEP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AEP: 1.10 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.1

0.75
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
AEP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AEP: 6.50 )
AEP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 10.6
Current: 6.5

5.6
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.71
AEP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. AEP: -0.71 )
AEP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 13.4
Current: -0.71

-17.5
13.4

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:AEP.Germany
AEP was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1906 and reorganized in 1925. It is a public utility holding company that owns, directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding common stock of its public utility subsidiaries and varying percentages of other subsidiaries. The service areas of the Company's public utility subsidiaries cover portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The generating and transmission facilities of AEP's public utility subsidiaries are interconnected and their operations are coordinated. The public utility subsidiaries of AEP have traditionally provided electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution, on an integrated basis to their retail customers. Restructuring legislation in Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Virginia has caused AEP public utility subsidiaries in those states to unbundle previously integrated regulated rates for their retail customers. The public utility subsidiaries of AEP are: APCo engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 960,000 retail customers in the southwestern portion of Virginia and southern West Virginia; I&M engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 584,000 retail customers in northern and eastern Indiana and southwestern Michigan; KPCo engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 173,000 retail customers in an area in eastern Kentucky; KGPCo provides electric service to approximately 47,000 retail customers in Kingsport and eight neighboring communities in northeastern Tennessee. OPCo engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 1,460,000 retail customers in the northwestern, east central, eastern and southern parts of Ohio; PSO engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 535,000 retail customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma; SWEPCo engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 524,000 retail customers in northeastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana and western Arkansas; TCC engaged in the generation, transmission and sale of power to affiliated and non-affiliated entities and the distribution of electric power to approximately 799,000 retail customers through REPs in southern Texas; TNC engaged in the generation, transmission and sale of power to affiliated and non-affiliated entities and the distribution of electric power to approximately 187,000 retail customers through REPs in west and central Texas; WPCo provides electric service to approximately 41,000 retail customers in northern West Virginia. AEGCo is an electric generating company. AEGCo sells power at wholesale to OPCo, I&M and KPCo. AEP also owns a service company subsidiary, AEPSC, which provid

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