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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
AES's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. AES: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AES' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.09
0.05
0.43
Equity to Asset 0.11
AES's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AES: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AES' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.12 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 303 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. AES: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AES' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.97
0.69
2.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.94
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
12.98%
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
64% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. AES: 16.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AES' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 16.22  Med: 24.84 Max: 37.26
Current: 16.74
16.22
37.26
Net-margin (%) 5.74
AES's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. AES: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AES' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -48.22  Med: 4.41 Max: 15.76
Current: 5.74
-48.22
15.76
ROE (%) 22.97
AES's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. AES: 22.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AES' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -443.14  Med: 10.73 Max: 42.84
Current: 22.97
-443.14
42.84
ROA (%) 2.47
AES's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. AES: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AES' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.97  Med: 1.02 Max: 4.19
Current: 2.47
-9.97
4.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.82
AES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. AES: 12.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AES' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.78  Med: 15.08 Max: 21.44
Current: 12.82
-7.78
21.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.50
AES's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AES: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AES' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.4  Med: 6.50 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 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AES: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AES' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.10 Max: 55.3
Current: -3.2
0
55.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.00
AES's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AES: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AES' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.9  Med: 0.70 Max: 61.9
Current: 20
-42.9
61.9
» AES's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
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)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 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) 9.90
AES's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. AES: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AES' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.86  Med: 20.40 Max: 341.84
Current: 9.9
2.86
341.84
Forward P/E 10.34
AES's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. AES: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.80
AES's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. AES: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AES' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.08  Med: 20.30 Max: 470.4
Current: 9.8
3.08
470.4
P/B 2.33
AES's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AES: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AES' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.23 Max: 11.44
Current: 2.33
0.87
11.44
P/S 0.57
AES's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. AES: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AES' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.57
0.24
1.44
POCF 4.80
AES's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.65 vs. AES: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AES' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.69  Med: 4.16 Max: 6.89
Current: 4.8
1.69
6.89
EV-to-EBIT 9.48
AES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. AES: 9.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AES' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5  Med: 10.10 Max: 13.1
Current: 9.48
5
13.1
Shiller P/E 83.70
AES's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. AES: 83.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AES' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.36  Med: 23.95 Max: 310.6
Current: 83.7
11.36
310.6
Current Ratio 1.16
AES's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AES: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AES' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.10 Max: 2.64
Current: 1.16
0.49
2.64
Quick Ratio 1.05
AES's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AES: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AES' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.00 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 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. AES: 18.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AES' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 15.92  Med: 19.64 Max: 39.44
Current: 18.69
15.92
39.44
Days Sales Outstanding 60.74
AES's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 51.10 vs. AES: 60.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AES' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.94  Med: 56.83 Max: 105.02
Current: 60.74
34.94
105.02

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.26
AES's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. AES: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AES' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.1
Current: 2.26
0.36
2.1
Dividend Payout 0.18
AES's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AES: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AES' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.18
0.08
0.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.26
AES's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. AES: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AES' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.1
Current: 2.26
0.36
2.1
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
AES's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. AES: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AES' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.9  Med: -4.40 Max: -34.7
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.07
AES's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AES: 4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AES' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.52  Med: 4.50 Max: 124.88
Current: 4.07
1.52
124.88
Price/Projected FCF 1.27
AES's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AES: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AES' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.43 Max: 155.09
Current: 1.27
0.49
155.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
AES's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AES: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AES' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.34 Max: 10.13
Current: 0.89
0.27
10.13
Price/Graham Number 1.13
AES's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AES: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AES' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.14 Max: 9.15
Current: 1.13
0.4
9.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.50
AES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AES: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AES' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.6  Med: 9.90 Max: 19.9
Current: 10.5
7.6
19.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.03
AES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. AES: -0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AES' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -12.4  Med: 3.20 Max: 22.8
Current: -0.03
-12.4
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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