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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 0.06
PPL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.18 vs. PPL: 0.06 )
PPL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.29
PPL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. PPL: 0.29 )
PPL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.29

0.15
0.33
Interest Coverage 2.33
PPL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. PPL: 2.33 )
PPL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 4
Current: 2.33

2.2
4
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.79
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 (%) 19.72
PPL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. PPL: 19.72 )
PPL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.72   Max: 30.36
Current: 19.72

12.72
30.36
Net-margin (%) 9.53
PPL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. PPL: 9.53 )
PPL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.37   Max: 20.1
Current: 9.53

-14.37
20.1
ROE (%) 9.06
PPL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. PPL: 9.06 )
PPL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.83   Max: 26.78
Current: 9.06

-28.83
26.78
ROA (%) 2.44
PPL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. PPL: 2.44 )
PPL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.66   Max: 6.54
Current: 2.44

-5.66
6.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.04
PPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. PPL: 7.04 )
PPL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.04   Max: 20.54
Current: 7.04

7.04
20.54
Revenue Growth (%) -3.20
PPL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. PPL: -3.20 )
PPL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9   Max: 18.8
Current: -3.2

-9
18.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.70
PPL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PPL: -2.70 )
PPL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.8   Max: 64.9
Current: -2.7

-27.8
64.9
EPS Growth (%) -7.20
PPL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. PPL: -7.20 )
PPL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.4   Max: 49
Current: -7.2

-20.4
49
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PPL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 43,425 sh (+346.35%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,114,313 sh (+80.29%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 6,584 sh (-15.89%)
John Hussman 203,600 sh (-42.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,800 sh (-43.43%)
David Dreman 2,901 sh (-97.55%)
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Q4 2013

PPL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 1,242,900 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 941,789 sh (+14204.2%)
David Dreman 7,599 sh (+161.94%)
John Hussman 450,000 sh (+121.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,541 sh (+81.79%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,309,197 sh (+23.36%)
Steven Cohen 53,345 sh (+22.84%)
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Q1 2014

PPL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 11,087 sh (+45.9%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,693,684 sh (+6.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 936,043 sh (-0.61%)
Steven Cohen 40,428 sh (-24.21%)
Jim Simons 939,166 sh (-24.44%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-88.89%)
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Q2 2014

PPL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,700 sh (New)
David Dreman 12,825 sh (+15.68%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,594,852 sh (-1.48%)
Pioneer Investments 848,128 sh (-9.39%)
Jim Simons 427,900 sh (-54.44%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PPL

(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
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -88.89%0.85%$29.59 - $32.98 $ 34.6311%50000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 45.9%0.01%$29.59 - $32.98 $ 34.6311%11087
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 121.02%0.53%$29.25 - $31.08 $ 34.6314%450000
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Add 161.94%0.01%$29.25 - $31.08 $ 34.6314%7599
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -42.42%0.21%$29.35 - $32.01 $ 34.6312%203600
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -97.55%0.1%$29.35 - $32.01 $ 34.6312%2901
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 241.31%0.35%$28.45 - $33.38 $ 34.6312%353600
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 3600%0.08%$27.95 - $30.15 $ 34.6319%103600
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Add 20.28%0.02%$27.95 - $30.15 $ 34.6319%109344
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0043%$27.95 - $30.15 $ 34.6319%0
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy$27.82 - $29.92 $ 34.6320%10985
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Add 180%$27.82 - $29.92 $ 34.6320%2800
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$26.82 - $28.32 $ 34.6326%0
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Reduce -99.5%0.09%$27.45 - $30.24 $ 34.6319%1000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$27.45 - $30.24 $ 34.6319%0
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Reduce -31.39%0.03%$27.45 - $30.24 $ 34.6319%100572
Charles Brandes 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0673%$25.33 - $29.27 $ 34.6324%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$25.33 - $29.27 $ 34.6324%52600
John Hussman 2011-09-30 Add 33.33%0.02%$25.33 - $29.27 $ 34.6324%200000
John Hussman 2011-06-30 New Buy0.07%$25.56 - $28.28 $ 34.6327%150000
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Preferred stocks of PPL Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PPLPRU0.002.27PPL --- 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) 26.70
PPL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. PPL: 26.70 )
PPL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 30.5
Current: 26.7

9.33
30.5
P/B 1.59
PPL's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PPL: 1.59 )
PPL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 3.76
Current: 1.59

1.38
3.76
P/S 2.29
PPL's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. PPL: 2.29 )
PPL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 3.32
Current: 2.29

1.06
3.32
EV-to-EBIT 18.81
PPL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. PPL: 18.81 )
PPL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 20.4
Current: 18.81

9.6
20.4
PEG 2.79
PPL's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PPL: 2.79 )
PPL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 9.45
Current: 2.79

0.72
9.45
Shiller P/E 15.75
PPL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. PPL: 15.75 )
PPL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.44   Max: 29.89
Current: 15.75

10.44
29.89
Current Ratio 1.07
PPL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. PPL: 1.07 )
PPL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.07

0.46
2.12
Quick Ratio 0.95
PPL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. PPL: 0.95 )
PPL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.04
Current: 0.95

0.32
2.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.30
PPL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. PPL: 4.30 )
PPL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 5.7
Current: 4.3

2.26
5.7
Dividend Payout 1.15
PPL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. PPL: 1.15 )
PPL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 6.9
Current: 1.15

0.18
6.9
Dividend growth (3y) 1.60
PPL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PPL: 1.60 )
PPL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 15.7
Current: 1.6

-15.7
15.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.66
PPL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. PPL: 4.66 )
PPL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 6.17
Current: 4.66

2.45
6.17
Share Buyback Rate -15.40
PPL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. PPL: -15.40 )
PPL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.2   Max: -15.6
Current: -15.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.58
PPL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. PPL: 2.58 )
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 28.1
Current: 2.58

1.14
28.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.62
PPL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. PPL: 2.62 )
PPL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.66
Current: 2.62

0.55
2.66
Price/Median PS Value 1.45
PPL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PPL: 1.45 )
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.45

0.39
2.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.79
PPL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PPL: 3.79 )
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.88
Current: 3.79

0.27
3.88
Price/Graham Number 1.71
PPL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. PPL: 1.71 )
PPL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.56
Current: 1.71

0.62
4.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
PPL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PPL: 5.30 )
PPL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 10.4
Current: 5.3

4.9
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.37
PPL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. PPL: 7.37 )
PPL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 21.1
Current: 7.37

-3.5
21.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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PPL Corp is an energy and utility holding company that was incorporated in 1994. Through subsidiaries, PPL generates electricity from power plants in the northeastern, northwestern and southeastern U.S., markets wholesale and retail energy mainly 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. PPL is organized into four reportable segments: Kentucky Regulated, International Regulated, Pennsylvania Regulated and Supply. 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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