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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.02
FE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. FE: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.07
Current: 0.02
0
0.07
Equity-to-Asset 0.17
FE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. FE: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.17
0.09
0.29
Debt-to-Equity 2.83
FE's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
89% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. FE: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
FE' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.63 Max: 5.73
Current: 2.83
1.19
5.73
Debt-to-EBITDA 10.47
FE's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FE: 10.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
FE' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.64  Med: 5.35 Max: 11.42
Current: 10.47
-3.64
11.42
Interest Coverage 2.17
FE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. FE: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 2.32 Max: 3.24
Current: 2.17
1.1
3.24
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.50
WACC vs ROIC
5.57%
21.86%
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 % 18.16
FE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
64% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. FE: 18.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.06  Med: 15.7 Max: 18.39
Current: 18.16
7.06
18.39
Net Margin % -8.88
FE's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
90% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. FE: -8.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.42  Med: 4.45 Max: 9.85
Current: -8.88
-42.42
9.85
ROE % -25.78
FE's ROE % is ranked lower than
95% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. FE: -25.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.2  Med: 5.25 Max: 15.55
Current: -25.78
-66.2
15.55
ROA % -3.17
FE's ROA % is ranked lower than
90% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. FE: -3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.97  Med: 1.34 Max: 4.08
Current: -3.17
-12.97
4.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 1.59
FE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.73 vs. FE: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.56  Med: 6.11 Max: 17.19
Current: 1.59
-24.56
17.19
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -4.10
FE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. FE: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.7  Med: -0.2 Max: 18.7
Current: -4.1
-6.7
18.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -11.80
FE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FE: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.1 Max: 9.6
Current: -11.8
0
9.6
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

FE Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Sarah Ketterer 2,178,906 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 182,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 387,998 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 70,519 sh (+6.79%)
NWQ Managers 2,541,426 sh (+11.23%)
Jim Simons 9,391,408 sh (+46.31%)
Ray Dalio 283,237 sh (+37.32%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,943 sh (-71.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 254,900 sh (-34.00%)
Mario Gabelli 92,998 sh (-1.35%)
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Q1 2018

FE Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 90,716 sh (+28.64%)
NWQ Managers 3,099,682 sh (+21.97%)
Sarah Ketterer 6,269,244 sh (+187.72%)
Steven Cohen 292,715 sh (+60.83%)
Jim Simons 9,755,700 sh (+3.88%)
David Dreman 3,943 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 327,919 sh (-15.48%)
Mario Gabelli 91,498 sh (-1.61%)
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Q2 2018

FE Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Joel Greenblatt 107,434 sh (+18.43%)
Sarah Ketterer 7,678,568 sh (+22.48%)
Pioneer Investments 417,664 sh (+27.37%)
Jim Simons 12,007,408 sh (+23.08%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
NWQ Managers 2,783,493 sh (-10.20%)
Mario Gabelli 88,765 sh (-2.99%)
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Q3 2018

FE Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
George Soros 150,000 sh (New)
Paul Singer 25,043,653 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 538,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 12,312,308 sh (+2.54%)
Pioneer Investments 451,498 sh (+8.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 120,286 sh (+11.96%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 86,598 sh (-2.44%)
Sarah Ketterer 7,234,115 sh (-5.79%)
NWQ Managers 2,732,392 sh (-1.84%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified    NAICS: 221111    SIC: 4911
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Traded in other countries:FE7.Germany, 0IPB.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
FirstEnergy Corp is a diversified energy company. It is involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It operates in segments such as Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission and CES.

FirstEnergy is one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the United States with 10 distribution utilities serving 6 million customers in six Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. FirstEnergy also owns and operates one of the nation's largest transmission systems with more than 24,500 miles of lines. FirstEnergy's Competitive Energy Services segment owns a power plant fleet of 16 gigawatts of nuclear, coal, gas, hydro, and wind and is one of the largest retail electricity suppliers in the U.S.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 15.65
FE's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. FE: 15.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 2.94
FE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. FE: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.39 Max: 3.83
Current: 2.94
0.98
3.83
PS Ratio 1.26
FE's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. FE: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.26
0.8
1.93
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.42
FE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
51% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. FE: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 5.15 Max: 13.92
Current: 11.42
3.43
13.92
EV-to-EBIT 84.77
FE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
98% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. FE: 84.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.5  Med: 16.05 Max: 130.9
Current: 84.77
-5.5
130.9
EV-to-EBITDA 21.04
FE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
82% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. FE: 21.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: 9.6 Max: 20.9
Current: 21.04
-7.5
20.9
EV-to-Revenue 2.69
FE's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
55% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. FE: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
FE' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.4 Max: 3.2
Current: 2.69
0.8
3.2
Current Ratio 0.45
FE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FE: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.45
0.36
0.9
Quick Ratio 0.41
FE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FE: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.41
0.27
0.73
Days Inventory 27.00
FE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.52 vs. FE: 27.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.49  Med: 40.94 Max: 46.57
Current: 27
36.49
46.57
Days Sales Outstanding 33.12
FE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 48.56 vs. FE: 33.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.13  Med: 22.28 Max: 38.09
Current: 33.12
18.13
38.09
Days Payable 82.81
FE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 61.37 vs. FE: 82.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.43  Med: 64.62 Max: 86.89
Current: 82.81
51.43
86.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.68
FE's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
58% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. FE: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FE' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 4.77 Max: 7.15
Current: 3.68
2.52
7.15
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.89
FE's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. FE: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.27
FE's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. FE: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FE' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 2.94 Max: 4.41
Current: 2.27
1.56
4.41
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.90
FE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. FE: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.7  Med: -1.9 Max: 2.6
Current: -1.9
-13.7
2.6

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 16.88
FE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. FE: 16.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 3.64 Max: 27.1
Current: 16.88
1.31
27.1
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 4.38
FE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. FE: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.35 Max: 4.16
Current: 4.38
0.65
4.16
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.24
FE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FE: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.24
0.7
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.18
FE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. FE: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.8  Med: 5.3 Max: 18.1
Current: 1.18
-23.8
18.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -5.33
FE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
77% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. FE: -5.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: -3.6 Max: 9.1
Current: -5.33
-10.8
9.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $14,514.00
EPS (TTM) $ -3.83
Beta0.23
Volatility16.21%
52-Week Range $29.34 - 39.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil)511.45

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 11,394 11,599 11,287 11,392
EBIT (Mil $) 2,603 2,654 2,658 2,958
EBITDA (Mil $) 3,753 3,910 4,023 4,308
EPS ($) 2.40 2.54 2.50 2.62
EPS without NRI ($) 2.40 2.54 2.50 2.62
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-0.40%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.44 1.44 1.46 1.54

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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