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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
AEP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 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 0.28
AEP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. AEP: 0.28 )
AEP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.28

0.15
0.32
Interest Coverage 3.65
AEP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. AEP: 3.65 )
AEP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 3.65
Current: 3.65

1.73
3.65
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.97
WACC vs ROIC
4.63%
5.63%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.99
AEP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. AEP: 18.99 )
AEP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.46   Max: 23.08
Current: 18.99

5.46
23.08
Net-margin (%) 9.60
AEP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. AEP: 9.60 )
AEP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.87   Max: 12.87
Current: 9.6

-3.87
12.87
ROE (%) 9.87
AEP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.87 vs. AEP: 9.87 )
AEP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.79   Max: 19.76
Current: 9.87

-6.79
19.76
ROA (%) 2.83
AEP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. AEP: 2.83 )
AEP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.25   Max: 5.4
Current: 2.83

-1.25
5.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.61
AEP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. AEP: 7.61 )
AEP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 21.93
Current: 7.61

6.97
21.93
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.60
AEP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. AEP: 3.60 )
AEP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30   Max: 54.2
Current: 3.6

-30
54.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
AEP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. AEP: 0.90 )
AEP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19   Max: 20.1
Current: 0.9

-19
20.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
AEP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. AEP: 0.90 )
AEP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.9   Max: 34.9
Current: 0.9

-44.9
34.9
» AEP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AEP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 20,627 sh (New)
Jim Simons 202,900 sh (New)
David Dreman 6,054 sh (+1064.23%)
Ray Dalio 9,413 sh (+118.25%)
Pioneer Investments 1,695,241 sh (+0.1%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 17,950 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 27,373 sh (-11.88%)
John Hussman 40,000 sh (-20%)
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Q2 2014

AEP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 36,505 sh (+287.81%)
Pioneer Investments 1,846,991 sh (+8.95%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,300 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 40,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 17,950 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 8,800 sh (-57.34%)
David Dreman 2,556 sh (-57.78%)
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Q3 2014

AEP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 202,100 sh (New)
David Dreman 7,367 sh (+188.22%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,420 sh (+0.78%)
John Hussman 40,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,465,482 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 15,950 sh (-11.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,918 sh (-32.75%)
Ray Dalio 18,005 sh (-50.68%)
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Q4 2014

AEP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,072,400 sh (+430.63%)
Pioneer Investments 2,497,475 sh (+1.3%)
Mario Gabelli 15,950 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 40,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 15,300 sh (-0.78%)
David Dreman 2,888 sh (-60.8%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AEP

(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
David Dreman 2014-12-31 Reduce -60.8%0.02%$52.28 - $62.91 $ 57.580%2888
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$52.28 - $62.91 $ 57.581%0
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 188.22%0.02%$49.28 - $54.71 $ 57.589%7367
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -50.68%0.01%$49.28 - $54.71 $ 57.589%18005
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 287.81%0.01%$50.4 - $55.33 $ 57.589%36505
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -57.78%0.01%$50.4 - $55.33 $ 57.589%2556
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 1064.23%0.02%$46.08 - $50.56 $ 57.5819%6054
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 118.25%$46.08 - $50.56 $ 57.5819%9413
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -92.87%0.02%$43.14 - $48.32 $ 57.5825%4313
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$43.14 - $48.32 $ 57.5825%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.69%0.01%$43.14 - $48.32 $ 57.5825%520
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -50%0.1%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 57.5829%50000
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -97.35%0.09%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 57.5829%1904
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 486.76%0.02%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 57.5829%60513
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$41.92 - $47.5 $ 57.5829%6933
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -33.77%0.09%$43.19 - $51.43 $ 57.5820%100000
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$43.19 - $51.43 $ 57.5820%10313
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 15000%0.17%$40.96 - $45.27 $ 57.5833%151000
Ruane Cunniff 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$40.18 - $44.36 $ 57.5835%15300
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 133.33%$40.18 - $44.36 $ 57.5835%17500
Dodge & Cox 2012-09-30 Sold Out $40.18 - $44.36 $ 57.5835%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$36.66 - $41.65 $ 57.5848%0
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Reduce -99%0.06%$36.66 - $41.65 $ 57.5848%1000
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Reduce -30.23%0.03%$36.66 - $41.65 $ 57.5848%67985
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.20
AEP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. AEP: 17.20 )
AEP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.72   Max: 142.55
Current: 17.2

7.72
142.55
Forward P/E 15.65
AEP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. AEP: 15.65 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.20
AEP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. AEP: 17.20 )
AEP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.84   Max: 26.94
Current: 17.2

7.84
26.94
P/B 1.67
AEP's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. AEP: 1.67 )
AEP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.67

1
2.11
P/S 1.65
AEP's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. AEP: 1.65 )
AEP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.65

0.7
1.85
PFCF 77.81
AEP's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AEP: 77.81 )
AEP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.13   Max: 242.93
Current: 77.81

9.13
242.93
POCF 6.11
AEP's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. AEP: 6.11 )
AEP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 8.9
Current: 6.11

4.01
8.9
EV-to-EBIT 15.57
AEP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. AEP: 15.57 )
AEP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 18.7
Current: 15.57

10.2
18.7
PEG 15.64
AEP's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AEP: 15.64 )
AEP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 65.53
Current: 15.64

0.81
65.53
Shiller P/E 18.10
AEP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.65 vs. AEP: 18.10 )
AEP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.65   Max: 29.6
Current: 18.1

10.65
29.6
Current Ratio 0.56
AEP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AEP: 0.56 )
AEP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.56

0.56
0.91
Quick Ratio 0.40
AEP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. AEP: 0.40 )
AEP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.4

0.4
0.81
Days Inventory 73.32
AEP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 30.71 vs. AEP: 73.32 )
AEP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 114.15
Current: 73.32

5.69
114.15
Days Sales Outstanding 38.17
AEP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 60.22 vs. AEP: 38.17 )
AEP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.8   Max: 53.86
Current: 38.17

15.8
53.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.58
AEP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. AEP: 3.58 )
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.02   Max: 6.61
Current: 3.58

3.02
6.61
Dividend Payout 0.61
AEP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. AEP: 0.61 )
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5.69
Current: 0.61

0.46
5.69
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
AEP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. AEP: 3.10 )
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 4.9
Current: 3.1

-16.4
4.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.38
AEP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AEP: 4.38 )
AEP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 8.04
Current: 4.38

3.67
8.04
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
AEP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. AEP: -0.40 )
AEP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.4   Max: -19.7
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.68
AEP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. AEP: 1.68 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.68

1.27
2.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.71
AEP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. AEP: 1.71 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 5.05
Current: 1.71

0.86
5.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.37
AEP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AEP: 1.37 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.37

0.26
1.44
Price/Graham Number 1.14
AEP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. AEP: 1.14 )
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.14

0.75
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
AEP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. AEP: 6.40 )
AEP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 9.8
Current: 6.4

5.3
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.69
AEP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. AEP: 3.69 )
AEP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 9.1
Current: 3.69

-15.7
9.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:AEP.Germany,
American Electric Power Co Inc 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 transmission facilities of AEP's public utility subsidiaries are interconnected and their operations are coordinated. Transmission networks are interconnected with extensive distribution facilities in the territories served. 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 laws in Michigan, Ohio and the ERCOT area of Texas have caused AEP public utility subsidiaries in those states to unbundle previously integrated regulated rates for their retail customers. In Ohio, AEP's regulated utility recently separated its generation assets from its distribution and transmission assets. The Company's segments include Vertically Integrated Utilities, Transmission and Distribution Utilities, Generation & Marketing, AEP Transmission Holdco and AEP River Operations. Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers through assets owned and operated by AEGCo, APCo, I&M, KGPCo, KPCo, PSO, SWEPCo and WPCo. Transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers through assets owned and operated by OPCo, TCC and TNC. Nonregulated generation in ERCOT and PJM. Development, construction and operation of transmission facilities through investments in its wholly-owned transmission only subsidiaries and transmission only joint ventures. Commercial barging operations that transport liquid, coal and dry bulk commodities primarily on the Ohio, Illinois and lower Mississippi Rivers. TCC is engaged in the transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 806,000 retail customers through REPs in southern Texas. TNC is engaged in the transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 188,000 retail customers through REPs in west and central Texas. WPCo provides electric service to approximately 41,000 retail customers in northern West Virginia. AEP's subsidiaries are currently subject to regulation by federal, state and local authorities with regard to air and water-quality control and other environmental matters, and are subject to zoning and other regulation by local authorities.
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