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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WEC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. WEC: 0.01 )
WEC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.01

0
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.30
WEC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. WEC: 0.30 )
WEC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.3

0.23
0.42
Interest Coverage 4.28
WEC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. WEC: 4.28 )
WEC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 4.29
Current: 4.28

1.81
4.29
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.24
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.18
WEC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. WEC: 23.18 )
WEC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.2   Max: 26.96
Current: 23.18

12.2
26.96
Net-margin (%) 12.52
WEC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. WEC: 12.52 )
WEC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 13.22
Current: 12.52

3.39
13.22
ROE (%) 14.50
WEC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. WEC: 14.50 )
WEC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 13.7
Current: 14.5

3.14
13.7
ROA (%) 4.27
WEC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. WEC: 4.27 )
WEC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 5.22
Current: 4.27

1.23
5.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.89
WEC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. WEC: 9.89 )
WEC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.96   Max: 32.01
Current: 9.89

6.96
32.01
EBITDA Growth (%) 72.00
WEC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WEC: 72.00 )
WEC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 72
Current: 72

0
72
EPS Growth (%) 9.30
WEC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. WEC: 9.30 )
WEC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 33.3
Current: 9.3

-31.5
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

Q3 2013

WEC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,900 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,790 sh (+3.58%)
Columbia Wanger 700,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen 7,528 sh (-87.95%)
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Q4 2013

WEC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 16,981 sh (+125.57%)
Columbia Wanger 700,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 5,790 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2014

WEC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 18,994 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,790 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 700,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 5,308 sh (-68.74%)
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Q2 2014

WEC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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

Latest Guru Trades with WEC

(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 Rogers 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$44.64 - $48.95 $ 47.963%41620
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $39.62 - $43.99 $ 47.9615%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$39.18 - $44.94 $ 47.9613%5200
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Reduce -62.67%0.01%$36.85 - $42.89 $ 47.9620%5760
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -86.62%0.08%$36.12 - $38.83 $ 47.9628%15430
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.60
WEC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. WEC: 17.60 )
WEC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.64   Max: 18.91
Current: 17.6

11.64
18.91
P/B 2.46
WEC's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. WEC: 2.46 )
WEC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 2.52
Current: 2.46

1.25
2.52
P/S 2.20
WEC's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WEC: 2.20 )
WEC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.2

1
2.39
PFCF 18.73
WEC's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 107.67 vs. WEC: 18.73 )
WEC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.6   Max: 168.03
Current: 18.73

16.6
168.03
EV-to-EBIT 13.74
WEC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. WEC: 13.74 )
WEC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.8   Max: 18.6
Current: 13.74

12.8
18.6
PEG 0.67
WEC's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WEC: 0.67 )
WEC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 53.36
Current: 0.67

1.27
53.36
Shiller P/E 21.09
WEC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.53 vs. WEC: 21.09 )
WEC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.07   Max: 22.27
Current: 21.09

13.07
22.27
Current Ratio 1.31
WEC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WEC: 1.31 )
WEC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.31

0.52
1.41
Quick Ratio 1.00
WEC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. WEC: 1.00 )
WEC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.15
Current: 1

0.36
1.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 3.24
WEC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. WEC: 3.24 )
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 3.61
Current: 3.24

1.88
3.61
Dividend Payout 0.57
WEC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. WEC: 0.57 )
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 19.3
Current: 0.57

0.25
19.3
Dividend growth (3y) 21.80
WEC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WEC: 21.80 )
WEC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20   Max: 24.4
Current: 21.8

-20
24.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.67
WEC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. WEC: 8.67 )
WEC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.94   Max: 9.48
Current: 8.67

4.94
9.48
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
WEC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. WEC: 1.00 )
WEC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -6.9
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.74
WEC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. WEC: 2.74 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 5.55
Current: 2.74

1.16
5.55
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.08
WEC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. WEC: 2.08 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 634.25
Current: 2.08

1.04
634.25
Price/Median PS Value 1.61
WEC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WEC: 1.61 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.61

0.46
1.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.42
WEC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WEC: 1.42 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.44
Current: 1.42

0.5
3.44
Price/Graham Number 1.46
WEC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. WEC: 1.46 )
WEC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.46

0.74
2.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
WEC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. WEC: 7.30 )
WEC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 7.8
Current: 7.3

5.4
7.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.41
WEC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. WEC: 11.41 )
WEC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5   Max: 11.2
Current: 11.41

-5
11.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:WIC.Germany
Wisconsin Energy Corporation 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 1,125,700 electric customers in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We Energies serves approximately 1,074,000 gas customers in Wisconsin and approximately 460 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 16 other public utilities and power marketers throughout the region under rates approved by FERC.
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