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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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Equity to Asset 0.25
FE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. FE: 0.25 )
FE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.25

0.2
0.29
Interest Coverage 1.71
FE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. FE: 1.71 )
FE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 3.66
Current: 1.71

1.68
3.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.53
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 10.77
FE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. FE: 10.77 )
FE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.44   Max: 27.78
Current: 10.77

10.44
27.78
Net-margin (%) 2.63
FE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. FE: 2.63 )
FE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.63   Max: 10.9
Current: 2.63

2.63
10.9
ROE (%) 3.09
FE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. FE: 3.09 )
FE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 16.2
Current: 3.09

3.09
16.2
ROA (%) 0.78
FE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. FE: 0.78 )
FE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 4.05
Current: 0.78

0.78
4.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.71
FE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. FE: 4.71 )
FE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.71   Max: 19.87
Current: 4.71

4.71
19.87
Revenue Growth (%) -6.60
FE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FE: -6.60 )
FE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 18.9
Current: -6.6

-6.6
18.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.40
FE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FE: -11.40 )
FE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 29.6
Current: -11.4

-15
29.6
EPS Growth (%) -28.20
FE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. FE: -28.20 )
FE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.2   Max: 40.1
Current: -28.2

-28.2
40.1
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 16,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 23,040 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,709,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 202,480 sh (-2.21%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 11,450,733 sh (-16.48%)
Ray Dalio 11,500 sh (-95.16%)
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Q4 2013

FE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Schneider 30,021 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 24,765 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,467 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,324 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 112,800 sh (+880.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 24,500 sh (+53.13%)
Murray Stahl 34,756 sh (+50.85%)
Brian Rogers 4,109,900 sh (+10.78%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 195,577 sh (-3.41%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,326,187 sh (-62.22%)
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Q1 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Richard Pzena 144,650 sh (New)
Jim Simons 794,708 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 34,795 sh (+15.9%)
Brian Rogers 4,109,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 192,710 sh (-1.47%)
David Dreman 3,611 sh (-33.95%)
Murray Stahl 21,891 sh (-37.02%)
Steven Cohen 13,183 sh (-46.77%)
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Q2 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,100 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 316,099 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 421,249 sh (+191.22%)
Brian Rogers 4,109,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 191,710 sh (-0.52%)
Arnold Schneider 34,305 sh (-1.41%)
Jim Simons 585,808 sh (-26.29%)
David Dreman 1,559 sh (-56.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FE

(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 2014-06-30 Reduce -56.83%0.01%$31.24 - $35.03 $ 34.242%1559
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.39%$30.22 - $34.08 $ 34.248%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$30.22 - $34.08 $ 34.248%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.95%$30.22 - $34.08 $ 34.248%3611
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -62.22%0.75%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 34.24-3%4326187
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 880.87%0.03%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 34.24-3%112800
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 34.24-3%5467
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Sold Out $31.6 - $38.84 $ 34.24-3%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -16.48%0.26%$35.85 - $39.3 $ 34.24-9%11450733
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -95.16%0.07%$35.85 - $39.3 $ 34.24-9%11500
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.80
FE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. FE: 22.80 )
FE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.62   Max: 157.89
Current: 22.8

8.62
157.89
P/B 1.13
FE's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. FE: 1.13 )
FE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.13

1.01
2.75
P/S 0.93
FE's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. FE: 0.93 )
FE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.93

0.76
1.95
EV-to-EBIT 22.50
FE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. FE: 22.50 )
FE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 31.4
Current: 22.5

9.4
31.4
Shiller P/E 13.68
FE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. FE: 13.68 )
FE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 25.84
Current: 13.68

9.3
25.84
Current Ratio 0.68
FE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FE: 0.68 )
FE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.68

0.37
0.9
Quick Ratio 0.55
FE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. FE: 0.55 )
FE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.55

0.27
0.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.76
FE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. FE: 4.76 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 7.15
Current: 4.76

2.52
7.15
Dividend Payout 1.42
FE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. FE: 1.42 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.67
Current: 1.42

0.32
3.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.80
FE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. FE: 4.80 )
FE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 7.15
Current: 4.8

2.52
7.15
Share Buyback Rate -11.20
FE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. FE: -11.20 )
FE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.4   Max: -12.6
Current: -11.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.30
FE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. FE: 2.30 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 13.23
Current: 2.3

1.26
13.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.19
FE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. FE: 1.19 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.19

0.6
2.08
Price/Median PS Value 0.85
FE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FE: 0.85 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.85

0.65
1.72
Price/Graham Number 1.65
FE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. FE: 1.65 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 4.35
Current: 1.65

0.76
4.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.40
FE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. FE: 4.40 )
FE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 10.7
Current: 4.4

3.2
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.34
FE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. FE: -5.34 )
FE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 18.6
Current: -5.34

-15.2
18.6

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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FirstEnergy Corp. was organized under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1996. FirstEnergy's main business is the holding, directly or indirectly, of all of the outstanding common stock of its principal subsidiaries. The Company includes one of the nation's investor-owned electric systems and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 23,000 megawatts. FirstEnergy's 10 regulated distribution companies comprise one of the nation's investor-owned electric systems, based on serving 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Stretching from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore, the companies operate a vast infrastructure of more than 194,000 miles of distribution lines and are dedicated to providing customers with safe, reliable and responsive service. FirstEnergy's diverse generating fleet produces approximately 100 million megawatt-hours of electricity annually from a fleet of non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed coal, natural gas, and pumped-storage hydro plants. With nearly 500 megawatts of wind power under long-term contracts, the company is one of the largest providers of renewable energy in the region. The Company is an energy supplier serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. FES offers a wide range of energy and energy-related products and services and supplies electricity to millions of customers in Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. FES also manages the energy procurement needs of more than 120,000 businesses. The Company's transmission operations include 20,000 miles of high-voltage lines and three regional transmission operation centers. Effective June 1, 2011, all of FirstEnergy's transmission facilities operate as part of PJM Interconnection, LLC. The Company's operations are subject to extensive federal, state and local environmental statutes, rules and regulations.
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