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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
FE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. FE: 0.01 )
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: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.15
FE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. FE: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.15
0.14
0.29
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -0.15
Beneish M-Score: -3.42
WACC vs ROIC
3.28%
-14.41%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -49.07
FE's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
97% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. FE: -49.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.74  Med: 13.53 Max: 20.25
Current: -49.07
-56.74
20.25
Net Margin % -35.59
FE's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
97% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. FE: -35.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.42  Med: 5.28 Max: 10.22
Current: -35.59
-42.42
10.22
ROE % -60.53
FE's ROE % is ranked lower than
98% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. FE: -60.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.2  Med: 6.98 Max: 15.55
Current: -60.53
-66.2
15.55
ROA % -10.81
FE's ROA % is ranked lower than
96% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. FE: -10.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.97  Med: 1.86 Max: 4.12
Current: -10.81
-12.97
4.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -21.02
FE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.07 vs. FE: -21.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.49  Med: 8.19 Max: 19.53
Current: -21.02
-24.49
19.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.30
FE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FE: -1.30 )
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: 0.5 Max: 18.7
Current: -1.3
-6.7
18.7
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-11-04 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

FE Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 5,708,500 sh (+41.80%)
Ray Dalio 129,245 sh (+20.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,312 sh (+13.75%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,225,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 9,773 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 110,864 sh (-3.76%)
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Q4 2016

FE Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Ray Dalio 466,545 sh (+260.98%)
David Dreman 12,703 sh (+29.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,620 sh (+24.30%)
Jim Simons 6,742,100 sh (+18.11%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 107,673 sh (-2.88%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,225,000 sh (-32.13%)
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Q1 2017

FE Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Ray Dalio 486,868 sh (+4.36%)
Julian Robertson 60,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 12,703 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 101,273 sh (-5.94%)
Jim Simons 6,109,108 sh (-9.39%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,800 sh (-68.92%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 875,000 sh (-79.29%)
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Q2 2017

FE Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Caxton Associates 17,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 59,002 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 444,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 66,600 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 855,104 sh (+75.63%)
David Dreman 13,800 sh (+8.64%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 5,934,000 sh (-2.87%)
Mario Gabelli 97,073 sh (-4.15%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FE

(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
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -4.15%$28.16 - $31.82 $ 32.6510%97,073
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy0.02%$28.16 - $31.82 $ 32.6510%59,002
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Add 8.64%0.02%$28.16 - $31.82 $ 32.6510%13,800
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.13%$28.16 - $31.82 $ 32.6510%0
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-03-31 Reduce -79.29%0.48%$29.58 - $32.43 $ 32.656%875,000
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -5.94%$29.58 - $32.43 $ 32.656%101,273
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2016-12-31 Reduce -32.13%0.31%$30.06 - $34.5 $ 32.652%4,225,000
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.88%$30.06 - $34.5 $ 32.652%107,673
David Dreman 2016-12-31 Add 29.98%0.05%$30.06 - $34.5 $ 32.652%12,703
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -3.76%$32.21 - $36.6 $ 32.65-4%110,864
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified    NAICS: 221111    SIC: 4911
Compare:NYSE:ETR, NYSE:AES, NYSE:PEG, NYSE:BKH, NYSE:AVA, NYSE:NWE, NAS:MGEE, NAS:OTTR, NYSE:UTL, OTCPK:PWCO, OTCPK:PRHL, OTCPK:BLSP, NYSE:SRE, NYSE:DCUC, NYSE:EXC » details
Traded in other countries:FE7.Germany,
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 states. Two thirds of its customers are in Ohio and Pennsylvania. FirstEnergy also owns and operates one of the nation's largest transmission systems with more than 24,000 miles of lines. FirstEnergy's Competitive Energy Services segment owns a power plant fleet of 13 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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Forward PE Ratio 11.55
FE's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. FE: 11.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 2.30
FE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. FE: 2.30 )
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: 2.75
Current: 2.3
0.98
2.75
PS Ratio 1.01
FE's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. FE: 1.01 )
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: 1.95
Current: 1.01
0.8
1.95
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.17
FE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
61% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. FE: 23.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.34  Med: 25.39 Max: 389.26
Current: 23.17
8.34
389.26
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.20
FE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
80% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. FE: 4.20 )
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: 3.47  Med: 5.37 Max: 14.8
Current: 4.2
3.47
14.8
EV-to-EBIT -5.42
FE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.57 vs. FE: -5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.42  Med: 13.9 Max: 63.8
Current: -5.42
-5.42
63.8
EV-to-EBITDA -7.40
FE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. FE: -7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 9.4 Max: 14.9
Current: -7.4
-7.4
14.9
Shiller PE Ratio 43.49
FE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.28 vs. FE: 43.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.71  Med: 13.36 Max: 43.59
Current: 43.49
9.71
43.59
Current Ratio 0.59
FE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FE: 0.59 )
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: 0.59
0.36
0.9
Quick Ratio 0.47
FE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FE: 0.47 )
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: 0.47
0.27
0.73
Days Inventory 45.75
FE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.15 vs. FE: 45.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.49  Med: 40.45 Max: 47.36
Current: 45.75
36.49
47.36
Days Sales Outstanding 35.46
FE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 49.54 vs. FE: 35.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.37  Med: 36.89 Max: 42.16
Current: 35.46
34.37
42.16
Days Payable 68.64
FE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
53% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 64.35 vs. FE: 68.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.43  Med: 61.58 Max: 86.89
Current: 68.64
51.43
86.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 4.41
FE's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. FE: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FE' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 4.73 Max: 7.15
Current: 4.41
2.52
7.15
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -13.20
FE's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FE: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FE' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 10.1
Current: -13.2
0
10.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.41
FE's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. FE: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.56
FE's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
74% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. FE: 2.56 )
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: 1.46  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.15
Current: 2.56
1.46
4.15
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
FE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. FE: -0.60 )
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: -0.6 Max: 2.6
Current: -0.6
-13.7
2.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 20.66
FE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. FE: 20.66 )
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: 3.35 Max: 27.1
Current: 20.66
1.31
27.1
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.52
FE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. FE: 2.52 )
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: 1.28 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.52
0.65
3.54
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.99
FE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FE: 0.99 )
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: 1.01 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.99
0.7
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -18.45
FE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. FE: -18.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.9  Med: 6.6 Max: 18.1
Current: -18.45
-23.9
18.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -2.94
FE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. FE: -2.94 )
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: -13.6  Med: -0.2 Max: 10.6
Current: -2.94
-13.6
10.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $14,153.00
EPS (TTM) $ -11.85
Beta0.21
Short Percentage of Float3.01%
52-Week Range $27.93 - 34.96
Shares Outstanding (Mil)444.30

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 15,099 14,583 14,582
EPS ($) 2.78 2.49 2.13
EPS without NRI ($) 2.78 2.49 2.13
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
2.78%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.44 1.46 1.44
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