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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
55% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. FE: 0.01 )
FE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.25
FE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 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
58% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. FE: 1.71 )
FE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.71

1.68
3.48
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.68
M-Score: -2.62
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.94
FE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. FE: 11.94 )
FE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.44   Max: 26.22
Current: 11.94

10.44
26.22
Net-margin (%) 4.90
FE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. FE: 4.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.63   Max: 10.9
Current: 4.9

2.63
10.9
ROE (%) 5.91
FE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. FE: 5.91 )
FE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 15.55
Current: 5.91

3.04
15.55
ROA (%) 1.47
FE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. FE: 1.47 )
FE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 4.14
Current: 1.47

0.78
4.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.21
FE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. FE: 5.21 )
FE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 29.52
Current: 5.21

4.8
29.52
Revenue Growth (%) -6.60
FE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FE: -6.60 )
FE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 20.8
Current: -6.6

-6.6
20.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.40
FE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FE: -11.40 )
FE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 10.8
Current: -11.4

-15.6
10.8
EPS Growth (%) -28.20
FE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. FE: -28.20 )
FE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.2   Max: 33.1
Current: -28.2

-28.2
33.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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

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
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 4,109,900 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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Q3 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 4,411 sh (+182.94%)
Pioneer Investments 461,545 sh (+46.01%)
Brian Rogers 5,317,900 sh (+29.39%)
Richard Pzena 522,529 sh (+24.04%)
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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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
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 Add 29.39%0.15%$31.06 - $34.8 $ 37.2112%5317900
Richard Pzena 2014-09-30 Add 24.04%0.02%$31.06 - $34.8 $ 37.2112%522529
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 182.94%0.01%$31.06 - $34.8 $ 37.2112%4411
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Add 191.22%0.05%$31.24 - $35.03 $ 37.2111%421249
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -56.83%0.01%$31.24 - $35.03 $ 37.2111%1559
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.39%$30.22 - $34.08 $ 37.2118%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$30.22 - $34.08 $ 37.2118%0
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$30.22 - $34.08 $ 37.2118%144650
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.95%$30.22 - $34.08 $ 37.2118%3611
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -62.22%0.75%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 37.216%4326187
Arnold Schneider 2013-12-31 New Buy0.09%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 37.216%30021
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 880.87%0.03%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 37.216%112800
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$31.6 - $38.84 $ 37.216%5467
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Sold Out $31.6 - $38.84 $ 37.216%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.10
FE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. FE: 21.10 )
FE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.62   Max: 157.89
Current: 21.1

8.62
157.89
P/B 1.20
FE's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. FE: 1.20 )
FE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.2

1.01
2.75
P/S 1.00
FE's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. FE: 1.00 )
FE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.98
Current: 1

0.8
1.98
EV-to-EBIT 20.34
FE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. FE: 20.34 )
FE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 31.5
Current: 20.34

6.7
31.5
Shiller P/E 15.90
FE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.89 vs. FE: 15.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 26.42
Current: 15.9

9.28
26.42
Current Ratio 0.63
FE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FE: 0.63 )
FE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.63

0.37
0.9
Quick Ratio 0.50
FE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. FE: 0.50 )
FE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.5

0.27
0.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 3.90
FE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. FE: 3.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 7.15
Current: 3.9

2.52
7.15
Dividend Payout 1.04
FE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. FE: 1.04 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.67
Current: 1.04

0.32
3.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.90
FE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. FE: 3.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 7.15
Current: 3.9

2.52
7.15
Share Buyback Rate -11.20
FE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 602 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 2.50
FE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. FE: 2.50 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 13.23
Current: 2.5

1.26
13.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
FE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. FE: 1.30 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.77
Current: 1.3

0.57
3.77
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
FE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. FE: 0.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.9

0.66
1.75
Price/Graham Number 1.60
FE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FE: 1.60 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 4.35
Current: 1.6

0.76
4.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
FE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FE: 4.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 14.9
Current: 4.9

3.2
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.50
FE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. FE: -5.50 )
FE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 14.5
Current: -5.5

-12.6
14.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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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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