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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.09
AES's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. AES: 0.09 )
AES' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.09

0.05
0.43
Equity to Asset 0.11
AES's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AES: 0.11 )
AES' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.11

-0.01
0.24
Interest Coverage 1.97
AES's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. AES: 1.97 )
AES' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.97

0.69
2.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.95
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
12.51%
10.23%
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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Operating margin (%) 16.74
AES's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. AES: 16.74 )
AES' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 16.22   Max: 31.44
Current: 16.74

16.22
31.44
Net-margin (%) 5.74
AES's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. AES: 5.74 )
AES' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -48.22   Max: 14.97
Current: 5.74

-48.22
14.97
ROE (%) 22.97
AES's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. AES: 22.97 )
AES' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -443.14   Max: 42.84
Current: 22.97

-443.14
42.84
ROA (%) 2.47
AES's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. AES: 2.47 )
AES' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.97   Max: 3.56
Current: 2.47

-9.97
3.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.13
AES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. AES: 11.13 )
AES' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.04   Max: 17.65
Current: 11.13

6.04
17.65
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.50
AES's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. AES: 2.50 )
AES' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 46.6
Current: 2.5

-0.4
46.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.20
AES's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AES: -3.20 )
AES' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.3
Current: -3.2

0
55.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.00
AES's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AES: 20.00 )
AES' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.9   Max: 61.9
Current: 20

-42.9
61.9
» AES's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AES Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 11,385 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 27,379 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,152,639 sh (+4302.12%)
Chris Davis 416,466 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 37,226 sh (-2.67%)
Mario Gabelli 728,500 sh (-7.73%)
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Q3 2014

AES Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 9,904 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 787,500 sh (+8.10%)
Chris Davis 417,306 sh (+0.20%)
Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons 708,700 sh (-67.08%)
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Q4 2014

AES Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 19,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 910,500 sh (+15.62%)
David Dreman 10,702 sh (+8.06%)
Chris Davis 422,306 sh (+1.20%)
Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2015

AES Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 32,400 sh (New)
David Dreman 18,921 sh (+76.80%)
Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 422,306 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 854,600 sh (-6.14%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.00
AES's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. AES: 10.00 )
AES' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.86   Max: 341.84
Current: 10

2.86
341.84
Forward P/E 10.48
AES's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.89 vs. AES: 10.48 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.10
AES's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. AES: 10.10 )
AES' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 470.4
Current: 10.1

3.08
470.4
P/B 2.40
AES's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AES: 2.40 )
AES' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 11.44
Current: 2.4

0.87
11.44
P/S 0.60
AES's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AES: 0.60 )
AES' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.6

0.24
1.44
POCF 4.95
AES's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. AES: 4.95 )
AES' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 6.89
Current: 4.95

1.69
6.89
EV-to-EBIT 11.02
AES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. AES: 11.02 )
AES' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5   Max: 13.1
Current: 11.02

5
13.1
Shiller P/E 84.40
AES's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
146% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. AES: 84.40 )
AES' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.36   Max: 310.6
Current: 84.4

11.36
310.6
Current Ratio 1.16
AES's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AES: 1.16 )
AES' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.16

0.49
2.64
Quick Ratio 1.05
AES's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. AES: 1.05 )
AES' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.05

0.45
2.39
Days Inventory 18.69
AES's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.99 vs. AES: 18.69 )
AES' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 15.92   Max: 39.44
Current: 18.69

15.92
39.44
Days Sales Outstanding 60.74
AES's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 51.10 vs. AES: 60.74 )
AES' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.46   Max: 105.02
Current: 60.74

45.46
105.02

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.20
AES's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
182% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AES: 2.20 )
AES' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.2

0.36
2.1
Dividend Payout 0.18
AES's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AES: 0.18 )
AES' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.18

0.08
0.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
AES's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
177% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. AES: 2.20 )
AES' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.2

0.36
2.1
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
AES's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. AES: 2.00 )
AES' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.9   Max: -27.2
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.10
AES's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
107% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AES: 4.10 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 124.88
Current: 4.1

1.52
124.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
AES's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
51% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AES: 1.30 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 155.09
Current: 1.3

0.49
155.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
AES's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AES: 0.90 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 9.94
Current: 0.9

0.27
9.94
Price/Graham Number 1.10
AES's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AES: 1.10 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9.15
Current: 1.1

0.4
9.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.30
AES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. AES: 9.30 )
AES' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 19.9
Current: 9.3

7.6
19.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.17
AES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
62% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. AES: -0.17 )
AES' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 22.8
Current: -0.17

-15.2
22.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:AES.Germany,
The AES Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1981. The Company is a power generation and utility company. It is organized into six market-oriented Strategic Business Units "SBUs": US, Andes, Brazil, MCAC, EMEA and Asia. Within its six SBUs, the Company has two lines of business. The first business line is generation, where it owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries. The second business line is utilities, where it owns and/or operates utilities to generate or purchase, distribute, transmit and sell electricity to end-user customers in the residential, commercial, industrial and governmental sectors within a defined service area. The Company generation business line generates and sells electricity on the wholesale market. It owns & operates a generation portfolio of approximately 28,212 MW, excluding the generation capabilities of its integrated utilities. The Company sells electricity under medium- or long-term contracts ("contract sales") or under short-term agreements in competitive markets "short-term sales". It also stores approximately more than 170 MW of battery-based grid resources in commercial operation, primarily in the U.S. and Chile. The Company's Utilities business line distributes power to approximately more than 10 million people in four countries. Its businesses include, generation capacity totaling 6,520 MW and has a variety of structures, ranging from integrated utility to pure transmission and distribution businesses. Its utilities sell electricity directly to end-users, such as homes and businesses, and bill customers directly. It owns and operates all of the businesses and facilities necessary to generate, transmit and distribute electricity. As of December 31st, 2013, the Company's United States SBU has 14 generation facilities and two integrated utilities in the United States; its Andes SBU has generation facilities in three countries — Chile, Colombia and Argentina; its Brazil SBU has generation and distribution facilities; its MCAC SBU has a portfolio of distribution businesses and generation facilities, including renewable energy, in five countries; Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador, with a total capacity of 3,140 MW and distribution networks serving 1.3 million customers as of December 31, 2014; its EMEA SBU has generation facilities in eight countries and a distribution utility in one country; including Bulgaria, United Kingdom and Kazakhstan; and its Asia SBU has generation facilities in four countries, which includes Philippines, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. It also develops and constructs new generation facilities .The Company faces competition in the regulated electric business from the on-site generation of industrial customers. The Company is subject to various international, federal, state, and local regulations in all of its markets.
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