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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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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.10
AES's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. AES: 0.10 )
AES' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.1

0.05
0.29
Equity to Asset 0.10
AES's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. AES: 0.10 )
AES' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.1

-0.01
0.24
Interest Coverage 2.04
AES's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. AES: 2.04 )
AES' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.36
Current: 2.04

0.69
2.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.52
M-Score: -2.64
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 (%) 19.05
AES's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.87 vs. AES: 19.05 )
AES' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 16.22   Max: 37.26
Current: 19.05

16.22
37.26
Net-margin (%) 0.72
AES's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. AES: 0.72 )
AES' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -48.22   Max: 15.76
Current: 0.72

-48.22
15.76
ROE (%) 2.63
AES's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. AES: 2.63 )
AES' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -82.94   Max: 34.01
Current: 2.63

-82.94
34.01
ROA (%) 0.28
AES's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. AES: 0.28 )
AES' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.28   Max: 4.57
Current: 0.28

-10.28
4.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.05
AES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. AES: 12.05 )
AES' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 18.12
Current: 12.05

6.83
18.12
Revenue Growth (%) 1.30
AES's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AES: 1.30 )
AES' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 46.6
Current: 1.3

-0.4
46.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.50
AES's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AES: -4.50 )
AES' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 66.2
Current: -4.5

0
66.2
EPS Growth (%) -15.50
AES's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AES: -15.50 )
AES' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.9   Max: 61.9
Current: -15.5

-42.9
61.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AES Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 821,600 sh (-2.36%)
Chris Davis 457,756 sh (-15.44%)
Steven Cohen 25,851 sh (-83.34%)
PRIMECAP Management 139,998 sh (-93.46%)
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Q4 2013

AES Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 4,456 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,117 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 110,149 sh (+326.09%)
Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 776,500 sh (-5.49%)
Chris Davis 416,466 sh (-9.02%)
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Q1 2014

AES Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 241,736 sh (New)
Jim Simons 48,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 194,440 sh (+76.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,248 sh (+41.05%)
David Dreman 4,533 sh (+1.73%)
Mario Gabelli 789,500 sh (+1.67%)
Chris Davis 416,466 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

AES Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Brian Rogers 7,750,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AES

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$13.61 - $14.76 $ 15.228%241736
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$13.22 - $15.31 $ 15.227%4456
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Sold Out $13.22 - $15.31 $ 15.227%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-09-30 Reduce -93.46%0.03%$11.81 - $13.651 $ 15.2218%139998
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $11.81 - $13.651 $ 15.2218%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$11.41 - $13.96 $ 15.2220%45500
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$10.7 - $12.68 $ 15.2232%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Reduce -21.9%0.01%$10.7 - $12.68 $ 15.2232%2140000
PRIMECAP Management 2012-12-31 Reduce -46.03%0.04%$9.72 - $11.15 $ 15.2244%2740000
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Add 52.21%0.03%$9.72 - $11.15 $ 15.2244%759475
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -52.57%0.12%$10.89 - $12.84 $ 15.2228%5077098
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 New Buy0.09%$11.8 - $13.23 $ 15.2223%456787
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$12.03 - $13.82 $ 15.2226%0
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.0034%$12.03 - $13.82 $ 15.2226%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$9.44 - $12.12 $ 15.2235%12522
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -70.99%0.01%$9.44 - $12.12 $ 15.2235%17000
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Add 34.66%0.02%$9.6 - $13.13 $ 15.2235%713000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.019%$9.6 - $13.13 $ 15.2235%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$9.6 - $13.13 $ 15.2236%58600
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.02%$12.07 - $13.26 $ 15.2220%10710
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Add 27.13%0.01%$12.07 - $13.26 $ 15.2220%529500
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $12.07 - $13.26 $ 15.2220%0
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Ratios

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P/B 2.60
AES's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. AES: 2.60 )
AES' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 12.14
Current: 2.6

0.87
12.14
P/S 0.70
AES's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AES: 0.70 )
AES' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.7

0.24
1.44
PFCF 35.50
AES's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 43.77 vs. AES: 35.50 )
AES' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 123.7
Current: 35.5

7.7
123.7
EV-to-EBIT 10.98
AES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. AES: 10.98 )
AES' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 13.1
Current: 10.98

7.1
13.1
PEG 28.10
AES's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. AES: 28.10 )
AES' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 63.42
Current: 28.1

0.31
63.42
Shiller P/E 59.40
AES's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.81 vs. AES: 59.40 )
AES' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.36   Max: 59.73
Current: 59.4

11.36
59.73
Current Ratio 1.02
AES's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AES: 1.02 )
AES' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 4.05
Current: 1.02

0.49
4.05
Quick Ratio 0.93
AES's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. AES: 0.93 )
AES' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.84
Current: 0.93

0.45
3.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.19
AES's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. AES: 1.19 )
AES' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.19

0.36
1.25
Dividend Payout 0.88
AES's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AES: 0.88 )
AES' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.88

0.17
0.44
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
AES's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. AES: 1.20 )
AES' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.2

0.36
1.25
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
AES's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. AES: 1.10 )
AES' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.9   Max: -34.7
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.50
AES's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. AES: 4.50 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 124.88
Current: 4.5

1.52
124.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
AES's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. AES: 1.60 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 155.09
Current: 1.6

0.5
155.09
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
AES's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AES: 1.10 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 9.94
Current: 1.1

0.27
9.94
Price/Graham Number 2.10
AES's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AES: 2.10 )
AES' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9.15
Current: 2.1

0.4
9.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
AES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. AES: 9.00 )
AES' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 14.1
Current: 9

7.6
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.15
AES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. AES: -9.15 )
AES' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23   Max: 27.3
Current: -9.15

-23
27.3

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
Traded in other countries:AES.Germany
AES Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1981. It is a global power company providing safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions. The Company owns a portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses on five continents in 27 countries, with total capacity of approximately 44,200 Megawatts ("MW") and distribution networks serving approximately 12 million customers as of December 31, 2011. In addition, it has approximately 2,400 MW under construction in eight countries. The Company owns and operates two primary types of businesses. The first is its Generation business, where it own and/or operate power plants to generate and sell power to wholesale customers such as utilities and other intermediaries. The second is its Utilities business, where it own and/or operate utilities to generate, distribute, transmit and sell electricity to end-user customers in the residential, commercial, industrial and governmental sectors within a defined service area. It currently owns or operates a portfolio of approximately 33,800 MW, consisting of 98 Generation facilities in 22 countries on five continents at its generation businesses. The Company also has approximately 2,100 MW of capacity currently under construction in four countries. The Generation business uses a range of technologies and fuel types including coal, combined-cycle gas turbines, hydroelectric power and biomass. The Company utility businesses distribute power to over 12 million people in six countries on five continents and consist primarily of 13 companies owned or operated under management agreements, each of which operates in defined service areas. These businesses also include 29 generation plants in two countries with generation capacity totaling approximately 8,500 MW. These businesses have a variety of structures ranging from pure distribution businesses to fully integrated utilities, which generate, transmit and distribute power. Electric sector companies are subject to strict federal, state and municipal environmental legislation and regulations, relating to atmospheric emissions and specially protected areas.
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