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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WEC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. WEC: 0.01 )
WEC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.03
Current: 0.01

0
0.03
Equity to Asset 0.29
WEC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WEC: 0.29 )
WEC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.29

0.23
0.42
Interest Coverage 4.60
WEC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. WEC: 4.60 )
WEC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 4.6
Current: 4.6

1.81
4.6
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.56
WACC vs ROIC
3.18%
7.28%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.25
WEC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. WEC: 22.25 )
WEC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.2   Max: 26.96
Current: 22.25

12.2
26.96
Net-margin (%) 11.77
WEC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WEC: 11.77 )
WEC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 13.22
Current: 11.77

3.39
13.22
ROE (%) 13.47
WEC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. WEC: 13.47 )
WEC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 13.75
Current: 13.47

3.14
13.75
ROA (%) 3.97
WEC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. WEC: 3.97 )
WEC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 4.65
Current: 3.97

1.23
4.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.39
WEC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. WEC: 9.39 )
WEC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.96   Max: 14.4
Current: 9.39

6.96
14.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.90
WEC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WEC: 4.90 )
WEC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5   Max: 23.1
Current: 4.9

-5
23.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.30
WEC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WEC: 7.30 )
WEC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.3
Current: 7.3

0
21.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
WEC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WEC: 5.90 )
WEC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.1   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

Q1 2014

WEC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 18,994 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 700,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 5,790 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 5,308 sh (-68.74%)
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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%)
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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%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
WEC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. WEC: 19.40 )
WEC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.64   Max: 22.04
Current: 19.4

11.64
22.04
Forward P/E 18.02
WEC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 23.64 vs. WEC: 18.02 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.80
WEC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. WEC: 19.80 )
WEC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.68   Max: 22.07
Current: 19.8

11.68
22.07
P/B 2.60
WEC's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. WEC: 2.60 )
WEC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.6

1.25
2.91
P/S 2.30
WEC's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WEC: 2.30 )
WEC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.3

1
2.59
PFCF 24.70
WEC's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WEC: 24.70 )
WEC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.6   Max: 502.5
Current: 24.7

16.6
502.5
POCF 9.70
WEC's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. WEC: 9.70 )
WEC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.66   Max: 13.75
Current: 9.7

5.66
13.75
EV-to-EBIT 15.04
WEC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. WEC: 15.04 )
WEC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.6   Max: 20.3
Current: 15.04

11.6
20.3
PEG 2.28
WEC's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WEC: 2.28 )
WEC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 139.15
Current: 2.28

1.56
139.15
Shiller P/E 22.00
WEC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 60.87 vs. WEC: 22.00 )
WEC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.07   Max: 24.98
Current: 22

13.07
24.98
Current Ratio 0.92
WEC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WEC: 0.92 )
WEC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.41
Current: 0.92

0.65
1.41
Quick Ratio 0.68
WEC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WEC: 0.68 )
WEC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.68

0.43
1.15
Days Inventory 53.26
WEC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 31.94 vs. WEC: 53.26 )
WEC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 52.34   Max: 272.2
Current: 53.26

52.34
272.2
Days Sales Outstanding 25.72
WEC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 65.58 vs. WEC: 25.72 )
WEC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.52   Max: 57.81
Current: 25.72

24.52
57.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.10
WEC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. WEC: 3.10 )
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 3.63
Current: 3.1

1.88
3.63
Dividend Payout 0.60
WEC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. WEC: 0.60 )
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.6

0.32
2.84
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
WEC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WEC: 14.50 )
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20   Max: 24.4
Current: 14.5

-20
24.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.43
WEC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. WEC: 7.43 )
WEC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.51   Max: 8.7
Current: 7.43

4.51
8.7
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
WEC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. WEC: 1.10 )
WEC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -6.9
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.90
WEC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WEC: 2.90 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 5.55
Current: 2.9

1.16
5.55
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.91
WEC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. WEC: 1.91 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 25.69
Current: 1.91

1.05
25.69
Price/Median PS Value 1.64
WEC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WEC: 1.64 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.64

0.48
1.69
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.38
WEC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WEC: 2.38 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.33
Current: 2.38

0.5
3.33
Price/Graham Number 1.59
WEC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. WEC: 1.59 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.59

0.75
2.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
WEC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. WEC: 6.70 )
WEC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 8.6
Current: 6.7

4.9
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.10
WEC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. WEC: 11.10 )
WEC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 12.8
Current: 11.1

-5.8
12.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:WIC.Germany,
Wisconsin Energy Corp was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin in 1981 and became a holding company in 1986. 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." We Energies serve approximately 1,133,600 electric customers in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We Energies serves approximately 1,089,000 gas customers in Wisconsin and approximately 440 steam customers in metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin. . The Company's non-utility energy segment consists mainly of We Power, which owns and leases to Wisconsin Electric generation plants constructed as part of its PTF strategy. 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 compete 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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