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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 0.01
FE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. FE: 0.01 )
FE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.07
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.07
Equity to Asset 0.25
FE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 751 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 497 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FE: 1.71 )
FE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 3.66
Current: 1.71

1.71
3.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.48
M-Score: -2.68
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 10.77
FE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. FE: 10.77 )
FE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.52   Max: 27.78
Current: 10.77

10.52
27.78
Net-margin (%) 2.63
FE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 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 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 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 769 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 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
64% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 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
57% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 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 (%) -16.00
FE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FE: -16.00 )
FE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.1   Max: 29.6
Current: -16

-26.1
29.6
EPS Growth (%) -28.20
FE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FE: -28.20 )
FE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.2   Max: 33.1
Current: -28.2

-28.2
33.1
» FE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

FE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 31,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 237,406 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 53,271 sh (+183.73%)
Brian Rogers 3,709,900 sh (+50.82%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,709,674 sh (+2.72%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 23,040 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 207,065 sh (-3.78%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (-98.8%)
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Q3 2013

FE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 16,000 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 3,709,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 12,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 23,040 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

David Dreman 5,467 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,324 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 30,021 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 24,765 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

Brian Rogers 4,109,900 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -62.22%0.75%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 33.61-5%4326187
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 880.87%0.03%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 33.61-5%112800
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 33.61-5%5467
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Sold Out $31.6 - $38.84 $ 33.61-5%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -16.48%0.26%$35.85 - $39.3 $ 33.61-11%11450733
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -95.16%0.07%$35.85 - $39.3 $ 33.61-11%11500
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -98.8%0.13%$36.32 - $46.6 $ 33.61-20%1000
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.08%$36.32 - $46.6 $ 33.61-20%237406
PRIMECAP Management 2012-12-31 Reduce -45.45%$40.72 - $46.28 $ 33.61-22%12000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Add 8.92%0.23%$39.19 - $46.02 $ 33.61-23%12304609
John Hussman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.07%$39.19 - $46.02 $ 33.61-23%95000
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Reduce -36.33%0.04%$36.76 - $45.54 $ 33.61-20%279084
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 New Buy$36.76 - $45.54 $ 33.61-20%22000
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Sold Out $36.76 - $45.54 $ 33.61-20%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 Add 51.58%0.69%$36.25 - $40.62 $ 33.61-12%10854573
David Dreman 2011-03-31 New Buy0.07%$36.25 - $40.62 $ 33.61-12%97071
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Add 99.46%0.06%$36.25 - $40.62 $ 33.61-12%438318
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 35.80
FE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. FE: 35.80 )
FE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.62   Max: 157.89
Current: 35.8

8.62
157.89
P/B 1.11
FE's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FE: 1.11 )
FE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.11

1.01
2.75
P/S 0.94
FE's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. FE: 0.94 )
FE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.94

0.71
1.95
PFCF 560.17
FE's PFCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. FE: 560.17 )
FE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.94   Max: 568
Current: 560.17

7.94
568
EV-to-EBIT 21.29
FE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. FE: 21.29 )
FE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 31
Current: 21.29

7.8
31
Shiller P/E 12.63
FE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.49 vs. FE: 12.63 )
FE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 26.33
Current: 12.63

9.33
26.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.00
FE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FE: 6.00 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 7.17
Current: 6

2.52
7.17
Dividend Payout 2.38
FE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
59% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. FE: 2.38 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.38

0.47
2.34
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.00
FE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. FE: 6.00 )
FE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 7.17
Current: 6

2.52
7.17
Share Buyback Rate -11.20
FE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 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 2.24
FE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. FE: 2.24 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 12.68
Current: 2.24

1.6
12.68
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.12
FE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FE: 1.12 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.12

0.64
1.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.85
FE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FE: 0.85 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.85

0.73
1.61
Price/Graham Number 1.94
FE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FE: 1.94 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.94

0.9
2.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
FE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. FE: 4.70 )
FE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 12.8
Current: 4.7

3.2
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.16
FE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. FE: -9.16 )
FE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 24.7
Current: -9.16

-14.1
24.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
Traded in other countries:FE7.Germany
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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