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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WEC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. WEC: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WEC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.01
0
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.30
WEC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WEC: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WEC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.3
0.23
0.42
Interest Coverage 4.60
WEC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. WEC: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WEC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 3.25 Max: 4.6
Current: 4.6
1.81
4.6
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.13
WACC vs ROIC
4.60%
7.11%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.22
WEC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. WEC: 23.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.2  Med: 15.56 Max: 26.96
Current: 23.22
12.2
26.96
Net-margin (%) 12.29
WEC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. WEC: 12.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 9.10 Max: 13.22
Current: 12.29
3.39
13.22
ROE (%) 13.04
WEC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. WEC: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.14  Med: 11.10 Max: 13.75
Current: 13.04
3.14
13.75
ROA (%) 3.87
WEC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. WEC: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 3.08 Max: 4.65
Current: 3.87
1.23
4.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.71
WEC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. WEC: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.56  Med: 9.97 Max: 14.98
Current: 9.71
6.56
14.98
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.90
WEC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WEC: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5  Med: 3.50 Max: 23.1
Current: 4.9
-5
23.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.30
WEC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WEC: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.70 Max: 21.3
Current: 7.3
0
21.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
WEC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WEC: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.1  Med: 9.30 Max: 33.3
Current: 5.9
-13.1
33.3
» WEC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WEC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 283,152 sh (New)
John Rogers 41,620 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,790 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 700,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 9,492 sh (-50.03%)
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Q3 2014

WEC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 94,040 sh (New)
John Rogers 42,646 sh (+2.47%)
John Keeley 5,790 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 650,000 sh (-7.14%)
Jim Simons 250,700 sh (-11.46%)
» More
Q4 2014

WEC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Keeley 5,490 sh (-5.18%)
Columbia Wanger 500,000 sh (-23.08%)
Jim Simons 140,000 sh (-44.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 51,419 sh (-45.32%)
John Rogers 8,950 sh (-79.01%)
» More
Q1 2015

WEC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 4,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 125,173 sh (+143.44%)
Columbia Wanger 577,000 sh (+15.40%)
John Keeley 5,490 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.31
WEC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. WEC: 19.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WEC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.64  Med: 15.52 Max: 22.04
Current: 19.31
11.64
22.04
Forward P/E 17.15
WEC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. WEC: 17.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.30
WEC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. WEC: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WEC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.68  Med: 16.14 Max: 22.07
Current: 19.3
11.68
22.07
P/B 2.45
WEC's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WEC: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WEC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 1.80 Max: 2.91
Current: 2.45
1.25
2.91
P/S 2.37
WEC's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. WEC: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WEC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.59
Current: 2.37
1
2.59
PFCF 28.85
WEC's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. WEC: 28.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WEC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.6  Med: 27.52 Max: 603
Current: 28.85
16.6
603
POCF 9.75
WEC's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. WEC: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WEC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.89  Med: 8.17 Max: 13.75
Current: 9.75
5.89
13.75
EV-to-EBIT 13.91
WEC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. WEC: 13.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WEC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.6  Med: 14.80 Max: 20.3
Current: 13.91
11.6
20.3
PEG 2.22
WEC's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. WEC: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WEC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 3.33 Max: 145.69
Current: 2.22
1.56
145.69
Shiller P/E 20.92
WEC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. WEC: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WEC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.98  Med: 18.88 Max: 25.09
Current: 20.92
12.98
25.09
Current Ratio 0.85
WEC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WEC: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WEC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.85
0.52
1.41
Quick Ratio 0.66
WEC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WEC: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WEC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.66
0.36
1.15
Days Inventory 59.82
WEC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. WEC: 59.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WEC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 52.34  Med: 145.66 Max: 272.2
Current: 59.82
52.34
272.2
Days Sales Outstanding 34.03
WEC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. WEC: 34.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WEC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.52  Med: 31.98 Max: 57.81
Current: 34.03
24.52
57.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.31
WEC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. WEC: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.88  Med: 2.76 Max: 3.63
Current: 3.31
1.88
3.63
Dividend Payout 0.63
WEC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. WEC: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.52 Max: 19.3
Current: 0.63
0.25
19.3
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
WEC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WEC: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20  Med: 4.80 Max: 24.4
Current: 14.5
-20
24.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.98
WEC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. WEC: 7.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WEC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.51  Med: 6.61 Max: 8.7
Current: 7.98
4.51
8.7
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
WEC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. WEC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WEC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6  Med: 0.10 Max: -6.9
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.70
WEC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. WEC: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.03 Max: 5.55
Current: 2.7
1.17
5.55
Price/Projected FCF 1.57
WEC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WEC: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.70 Max: 634.25
Current: 1.57
1.04
634.25
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.29
WEC's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
67% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. WEC: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.63
WEC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WEC: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.63
0.44
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.76
WEC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. WEC: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.75 Max: 3.33
Current: 2.76
0.5
3.33
Price/Graham Number 1.52
WEC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WEC: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.52
0.74
2.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.17
WEC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WEC: 7.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 6.80 Max: 8.6
Current: 7.17
4.9
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.03
WEC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. WEC: 10.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WEC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.7  Med: 2.30 Max: 12.8
Current: 10.03
-5.7
12.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:WIC.Germany,
WEC Energy Group Inc was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin in 1981. The Company conducts its operations mainly in two operating segments: a utility energy segment and a non-utility energy segment. Its utility energy segment consists of Wisconsin Electric and Wisconsin Gas, operating together under the trade name of " We Energies". The non-utility energy segment consists mainly of We Power, which owns and leases to Wisconsin Electric generation plants constructed as part of its PTF plan. All four of the plants constructed as part of PTF have been placed in service. Port Washington Generating Station Unit 1 (PWGS 1) and Port Washington Generating Station Unit 2 (PWGS 2) are being leased to Wisconsin Electric under long-term leases that run for 25 years. Oak Creek expansion Unit 1 (OC 1) and Oak Creek expansion Unit 2 (OC 2) are being leased to Wisconsin Electric under long-term leases that run for 30 years. It provides electric utility service to customers in industries such as mining, paper, foundry, food products and machinery production, as well as to large retail chains. The Companies retail electric customers are two iron ore mines located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Its wholesale electric energy sales were also made to eight other public utilities and power marketers throughout the region under rates approved by FERC. The Company competes with other utilities for sales to municipalities and cooperatives. It also also compete with other utilities and marketers in the wholesale electric business.
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