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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 0.07
PPL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. PPL: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PPL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.07
0.01
0.54
Equity to Asset 0.29
PPL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. PPL: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PPL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.29
0.15
0.33
Interest Coverage 3.20
PPL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. PPL: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PPL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 3.19 Max: 4
Current: 3.2
2.2
4
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.05
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
5.16%
7.08%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 26.92
PPL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. PPL: 26.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.03  Med: 24.40 Max: 30.36
Current: 26.92
12.03
30.36
Net-margin (%) 15.31
PPL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. PPL: 15.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.37  Med: 11.68 Max: 20.1
Current: 15.31
-14.37
20.1
ROE (%) 15.19
PPL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. PPL: 15.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.74  Med: 14.32 Max: 27.17
Current: 15.19
-23.74
27.17
ROA (%) 4.27
PPL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. PPL: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.7  Med: 3.73 Max: 6.58
Current: 4.27
-5.7
6.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.17
PPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. PPL: 11.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.97  Med: 13.16 Max: 23.85
Current: 11.17
-0.97
23.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.30
PPL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. PPL: -9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.3  Med: 3.00 Max: 18.8
Current: -9.3
-9.3
18.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.40
PPL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PPL: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.2  Med: 2.60 Max: 65.9
Current: -2.4
-36.2
65.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
PPL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. PPL: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.4  Med: 3.90 Max: 49
Current: -4.1
-20.4
49
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

PPL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

First Eagle Investment 1,550,536 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 450,000 sh (+800.00%)
Jim Simons 887,600 sh (+107.43%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,791,525 sh (+48.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,846 sh (+10.71%)
David Dreman 13,216 sh (+3.05%)
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Q4 2014

PPL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 2,875,500 sh (+223.96%)
John Hussman 450,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
David Dreman 11,716 sh (-11.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,074 sh (-23.40%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,690,449 sh (-41.88%)
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Q1 2015

PPL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

First Eagle Investment 287,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 12,179 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,811 sh (+283.63%)
David Dreman 21,119 sh (+80.26%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,572,901 sh (-19.64%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (-66.67%)
Jim Simons 817,200 sh (-71.58%)
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Q2 2015

PPL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PPLPRU52.412.27PPL --- 9 1/2 % Corporate Units 2010-1.7.18 Cons of USD 1000 N 4.625 % JrSN 2018+Purch Cont

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.33
PPL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. PPL: 10.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PPL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.66  Med: 13.64 Max: 28.3
Current: 10.33
8.66
28.3
Forward P/E 13.81
PPL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. PPL: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.70
PPL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. PPL: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PPL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.64  Med: 14.06 Max: 26.48
Current: 10.7
8.64
26.48
P/B 1.48
PPL's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. PPL: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PPL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 1.80 Max: 3.49
Current: 1.48
1.28
3.49
P/S 1.58
PPL's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. PPL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PPL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.08
Current: 1.58
0.98
3.08
POCF 6.70
PPL's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. PPL: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PPL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 6.41 Max: 12.3
Current: 6.7
3.7
12.3
EV-to-EBIT 10.75
PPL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. PPL: 10.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PPL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.3  Med: 12.60 Max: 20.1
Current: 10.75
9.3
20.1
PEG 2.02
PPL's PEG is ranked higher than
60% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. PPL: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PPL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 3.19 Max: 19.08
Current: 2.02
1.14
19.08
Shiller P/E 13.79
PPL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. PPL: 13.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PPL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.6  Med: 13.37 Max: 27.73
Current: 13.79
9.6
27.73
Current Ratio 0.79
PPL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. PPL: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PPL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.79
0.46
2.12
Quick Ratio 0.69
PPL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. PPL: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PPL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.69
0.32
2.04
Days Inventory 48.33
PPL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. PPL: 48.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PPL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 23.9  Med: 55.05 Max: 173.17
Current: 48.33
23.9
173.17
Days Sales Outstanding 33.26
PPL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. PPL: 33.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PPL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.93  Med: 31.75 Max: 56.38
Current: 33.26
22.93
56.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.70
PPL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. PPL: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PPL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 4.72 Max: 6.14
Current: 4.7
2.43
6.14
Dividend Payout 0.52
PPL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. PPL: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PPL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.51 Max: 6.9
Current: 0.52
0.18
6.9
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
PPL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
56% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PPL: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PPL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -15.7  Med: 4.70 Max: 15.7
Current: 2.1
-15.7
15.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.09
PPL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. PPL: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PPL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.63  Med: 5.11 Max: 6.65
Current: 5.09
2.63
6.65
Share Buyback Rate -6.50
PPL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. PPL: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PPL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.2  Med: -1.50 Max: -15.6
Current: -6.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.32
PPL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. PPL: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.74 Max: 26.08
Current: 2.32
1.05
26.08
Price/Projected FCF 2.61
PPL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PPL: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.71
Current: 2.61
0.49
2.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
PPL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. PPL: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.01
0.37
1.99
Price/Graham Number 1.07
PPL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PPL: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.23 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.07
0.58
4.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.37
PPL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. PPL: 9.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5  Med: 7.90 Max: 10.8
Current: 9.37
5
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.67
PPL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. PPL: -2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PPL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -4.9  Med: 7.10 Max: 12.9
Current: -2.67
-4.9
12.9

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:PP9.Germany,
PPL Corp is incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1994. The Company is an energy and utility holding company. Through subsidiaries, it generates electricity from power plants in the northeastern, northwestern and southeastern U.S., markets wholesale and retail energy in the northeastern and northwestern portions of the U.S., delivers electricity to customers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and the U.K. and delivers natural gas to customers in Kentucky. It is organized into four reportable segments namely Kentucky Regulated, UK Regulated, Pennsylvania Regulated and Supply segment. Kentucky Regulated Segment (PPL) consists of the operations of LKE, which owns and operates regulated public utilities engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and the distribution and sale of natural gas, representing primarily the activities of LG&E and KU. The Kentucky Regulated segment also includes interest expense related to the 2010 Equity Units that were issued to partially finance the acquisition of LKE. International Regulated Segment (PPL) Includes WPD, a regulated electricity distribution company in the U.K. WPD, through indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, operates four of the 15 distribution networks providing electricity service in the U.K. Pennsylvania Regulated Segment (PPL) includes the regulated electric delivery operations of PPL Electric. PPL Electric delivers electricity to approximately 1.4 million customers in a 10,000-square mile territory in 29 counties of eastern and central Pennsylvania. PPL Electric also provides electricity supply in this territory as a PLR. PPL Electric is authorized to provide electric public utility service throughout its service area as a result of grants by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in corporate charters to PPL Electric and companies to which it has succeeded and as a result of certification by the PUC. PPL Electric is subject to regulation as a public utility by the PUC, and certain of its transmission activities are subject to the jurisdiction of the FERC under the Federal Power Act. The Company is subject to certain existing and developing federal, regional, state and local laws and regulations with respect to air and water quality, land use and other environmental matters.
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