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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
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.24
FE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. FE: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.24
0.2
0.29
Interest Coverage 1.11
FE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. FE: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 2.55 Max: 3.66
Current: 1.11
1.11
3.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.58
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
3.96%
2.94%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.36
FE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. FE: 10.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.06  Med: 16.68 Max: 27.78
Current: 10.36
7.06
27.78
Net-margin (%) 2.96
FE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. FE: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.99  Med: 7.57 Max: 10.9
Current: 2.96
1.99
10.9
ROE (%) 3.48
FE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. FE: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.38  Med: 9.52 Max: 15.55
Current: 3.48
2.38
15.55
ROA (%) 0.84
FE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. FE: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.34 Max: 4.12
Current: 0.84
0.58
4.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.27
FE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. FE: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.18  Med: 16.49 Max: 28.63
Current: 4.27
3.18
28.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.90
FE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FE: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.7  Med: 1.90 Max: 18.9
Current: -3.9
-6.7
18.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.10
FE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. FE: -10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.3  Med: -1.00 Max: 9.7
Current: -10.1
-17.3
9.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.70
FE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FE: -38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.7  Med: -4.90 Max: 33.1
Current: -38.7
-38.7
33.1
» FE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 4,411 sh (+182.94%)
Brian Rogers 5,317,900 sh (+29.39%)
Richard Pzena 522,529 sh (+24.04%)
Pioneer Investments 461,545 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 33,930 sh (-1.09%)
Mario Gabelli 184,709 sh (-3.65%)
Jim Simons 142,800 sh (-75.62%)
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Q4 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,239,800 sh (+768.21%)
Pioneer Investments 1,231,172 sh (+166.75%)
Brian Rogers 5,317,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 183,609 sh (-0.60%)
Arnold Schneider 31,910 sh (-5.95%)
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Q1 2015

FE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,399,100 sh (+12.85%)
Brian Rogers 5,817,900 sh (+9.40%)
Pioneer Investments 1,253,703 sh (+1.83%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 165,839 sh (-9.68%)
Arnold Schneider 26,790 sh (-16.05%)
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Q2 2015

FE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

David Dreman 6,537 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 5,917,900 sh (+1.72%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 158,639 sh (-4.34%)
Jim Simons 1,334,000 sh (-4.65%)
Arnold Schneider 16,590 sh (-38.07%)
Pioneer Investments 505,919 sh (-59.65%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.12
FE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. FE: 30.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.62  Med: 17.63 Max: 157.89
Current: 30.12
8.62
157.89
Forward P/E 11.42
FE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. FE: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.20
FE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. FE: 31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.64  Med: 17.52 Max: 204.42
Current: 31.2
8.64
204.42
P/B 1.06
FE's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. FE: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.06
1.01
2.75
P/S 0.90
FE's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FE: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.9
0.8
1.95
PFCF 142.13
FE's PFCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. FE: 142.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.36  Med: 29.89 Max: 546.5
Current: 142.13
8.36
546.5
POCF 4.30
FE's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. FE: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.51  Med: 6.69 Max: 14.8
Current: 4.3
3.51
14.8
EV-to-EBIT 22.96
FE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. FE: 22.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4  Med: 15.60 Max: 36.9
Current: 22.96
9.4
36.9
Shiller P/E 16.80
FE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. FE: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.3  Med: 14.27 Max: 26.25
Current: 16.8
9.3
26.25
Current Ratio 0.61
FE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FE: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.61
0.37
0.9
Quick Ratio 0.49
FE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FE: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.49
0.27
0.73
Days Inventory 45.78
FE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. FE: 45.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 35.9  Med: 44.41 Max: 106.13
Current: 45.78
35.9
106.13
Days Sales Outstanding 39.39
FE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. FE: 39.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.88  Med: 41.36 Max: 70.64
Current: 39.39
34.88
70.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.61
FE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. FE: 4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.52  Med: 4.62 Max: 7.15
Current: 4.61
2.52
7.15
Dividend Payout 1.40
FE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
86% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. FE: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.66 Max: 3.67
Current: 1.4
0.32
3.67
Dividend growth (3y) -13.20
FE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
76% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FE: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 10.1
Current: -13.2
0
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.31
FE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. FE: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.86  Med: 3.41 Max: 5.28
Current: 3.31
1.86
5.28
Share Buyback Rate -1.60
FE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. FE: -1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.4  Med: -3.90 Max: -12.6
Current: -1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.21
FE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. FE: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.48 Max: 13.23
Current: 2.21
1.3
13.23
Price/Projected FCF 1.15
FE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. FE: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.09
Current: 1.15
0.65
2.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
FE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. FE: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.83
0.65
1.72
Price/Graham Number 1.74
FE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. FE: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.74
0.78
4.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.36
FE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. FE: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 6.40 Max: 10.7
Current: 4.36
2.7
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.74
FE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. FE: -0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -13.7  Med: -0.30 Max: 9.8
Current: -0.74
-13.7
9.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 16,339 16,194 17,829
EPS($) 2.69 2.80 2.71
EPS without NRI($) 2.69 2.80 2.71

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Traded in other countries:FE7.Germany,
FirstEnergy Corp. was organized under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1996. The Company's business is the holding, directly or indirectly, of all of the outstanding common stock of its principal subsidiaries. It includes one of the nation's investor-owned electric systems and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 17,500 megawatts. It is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. The Company's 10 regulated distribution companies form one of the nation's investor-owned electric systems, based on serving nearly 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Stretching from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore, the companies operate infrastructure of more than 194,000 miles of distribution lines and are dedicated to providing customers with safe, reliable and responsive service. It 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. The Company's operations include 20,000 miles of high-voltage lines and three regional transmission operation centers. Effective June 1, 2011, all of its transmission facilities operate as part of PJM Interconnection, LLC. The Regulated Distribution segment distributes electricity through the Company's ten utility operating companies, serving approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. The Regulated Transmission segment transmits electricity through transmission facilities owned and operated by ATSI, TrAIL, and certain of its utilities "JCP&L, ME, PN, MP, PE and WP" and the regulatory asset associated with the abandoned PATH project. The Competitive Energy Services segment, through FES and AE Supply, supplies electricity to end-use customers through retail and wholesale arrangements. The Company purchase and sell power at the wholesale level under market-based rate tariffs authorized by FERC. The Company's operations are subject to extensive federal, state and local environmental statutes, rules and regulations.
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