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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
Cash to Debt 0.01
AEP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. AEP: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AEP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.16
Equity to Asset 0.29
AEP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AEP: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AEP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.29
0.15
0.33
Interest Coverage 3.65
AEP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. AEP: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AEP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 2.70 Max: 3.65
Current: 3.65
1.73
3.65
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.99
WACC vs ROIC
5.15%
5.75%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.77
AEP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.01 vs. AEP: 19.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.46  Med: 18.09 Max: 23.08
Current: 19.77
5.46
23.08
Net-margin (%) 10.27
AEP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. AEP: 10.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.87  Med: 8.32 Max: 12.87
Current: 10.27
-3.87
12.87
ROE (%) 10.26
AEP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. AEP: 10.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.79  Med: 10.83 Max: 19.76
Current: 10.26
-6.79
19.76
ROA (%) 2.94
AEP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. AEP: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.25  Med: 2.78 Max: 5.4
Current: 2.94
-1.25
5.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.01
AEP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.98 vs. AEP: 8.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.73  Med: 8.71 Max: 21.97
Current: 8.01
2.73
21.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.60
AEP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AEP: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30  Med: -2.60 Max: 54.2
Current: 3.6
-30
54.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
AEP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AEP: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19  Med: 0.90 Max: 20.1
Current: 0.9
-19
20.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
AEP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AEP: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.9  Med: 0.10 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

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%)
Pioneer Investments 2,465,482 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 40,000 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 (+1.30%)
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 (-60.80%)
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Q1 2015

AEP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 7,723 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 31,116 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,165 sh (+9.59%)
Pioneer Investments 2,690,292 sh (+7.72%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,485 sh (+1.21%)
John Hussman 40,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,064,300 sh (-0.76%)
Mario Gabelli 12,950 sh (-18.81%)
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Q2 2015

AEP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman 40,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.25
AEP's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
62% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. AEP: 21.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AEP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.72  Med: 14.24 Max: 142.55
Current: 21.25
7.72
142.55
Forward P/E 15.27
AEP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.81 vs. AEP: 15.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.30
AEP's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
62% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. AEP: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AEP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.84  Med: 14.34 Max: 24.76
Current: 21.3
7.84
24.76
P/B 1.61
AEP's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AEP: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AEP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.61
1
2.11
P/S 1.65
AEP's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. AEP: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AEP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.85
Current: 1.65
0.7
1.85
PFCF 357.64
AEP's PFCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. AEP: 357.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AEP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.22  Med: 39.90 Max: 357.64
Current: 357.64
9.22
357.64
POCF 6.07
AEP's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. AEP: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AEP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.01  Med: 5.95 Max: 8.9
Current: 6.07
4.01
8.9
EV-to-EBIT 13.79
AEP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. AEP: 13.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AEP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2  Med: 13.50 Max: 18.7
Current: 13.79
10.2
18.7
PEG 19.36
AEP's PEG is ranked lower than
88% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. AEP: 19.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AEP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 3.31 Max: 22.59
Current: 19.36
0.81
22.59
Shiller P/E 17.35
AEP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 19.14 vs. AEP: 17.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AEP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.65  Med: 15.46 Max: 29.6
Current: 17.35
10.65
29.6
Current Ratio 0.64
AEP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AEP: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AEP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.64
0.55
1.03
Quick Ratio 0.46
AEP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AEP: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AEP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.46
0.38
0.83
Days Inventory 72.04
AEP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
85% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. AEP: 72.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AEP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 5.69  Med: 68.47 Max: 114.15
Current: 72.04
5.69
114.15
Days Sales Outstanding 48.13
AEP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 51.27 vs. AEP: 48.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AEP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.8  Med: 32.42 Max: 53.86
Current: 48.13
15.8
53.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.66
AEP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. AEP: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 4.17 Max: 6.61
Current: 3.66
2.76
6.61
Dividend Payout 0.59
AEP's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. AEP: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.63 Max: 10.93
Current: 0.59
0.23
10.93
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
AEP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
51% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AEP: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AEP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -16.4  Med: 0.00 Max: 4.9
Current: 3.1
-16.4
4.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.52
AEP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. AEP: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AEP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.41  Med: 5.15 Max: 8.16
Current: 4.52
3.41
8.16
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
AEP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. AEP: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AEP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.4  Med: -5.00 Max: -19.7
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.61
AEP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. AEP: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.55 Max: 9.04
Current: 1.61
0.87
9.04
Price/Projected FCF 1.48
AEP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
338% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. AEP: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.56 Max: 5.48
Current: 1.48
0.56
5.48
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
AEP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
178% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AEP: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.98 Max: 10.64
Current: 1.34
0.15
10.64
Price/Graham Number 1.07
AEP's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
241% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. AEP: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AEP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.99 Max: 9.25
Current: 1.07
0.51
9.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.29
AEP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AEP: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 7.40 Max: 9.8
Current: 7.29
5.3
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.73
AEP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. AEP: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AEP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -13.1  Med: -1.80 Max: 9.1
Current: 4.73
-13.1
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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