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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 0.07
AES's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. AES: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AES' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.07
0.04
0.23
Equity-to-Asset 0.07
AES's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. AES: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AES' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.24
Current: 0.07
-0.01
0.24
Debt-to-Equity 8.10
AES's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
98% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. AES: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
AES' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.95  Med: 4.55 Max: 36.03
Current: 8.1
-58.95
36.03
Debt-to-EBITDA 6.42
AES's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. AES: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
AES' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.22  Med: 5.27 Max: 7.79
Current: 6.42
3.22
7.79
Interest Coverage 1.94
AES's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. AES: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AES' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.41
Current: 1.94
1.81
2.41
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.58
Beneish M-Score: -3.04
WACC vs ROIC
4.36%
-46.63%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 21.60
AES's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
69% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. AES: 21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AES' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.38  Med: 21.42 Max: 22.95
Current: 21.6
17.38
22.95
Net Margin % -11.03
AES's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. AES: -11.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AES' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.03  Med: 0.54 Max: 8.03
Current: -11.03
-11.03
8.03
ROE % -40.15
AES's ROE % is ranked lower than
97% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. AES: -40.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AES' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.15  Med: 1.75 Max: 36.12
Current: -40.15
-44.15
36.12
ROA % -3.21
AES's ROA % is ranked lower than
91% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. AES: -3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AES' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.35  Med: 0.21 Max: 3.56
Current: -3.21
-3.35
3.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.53
AES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. AES: 8.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AES' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.11  Med: 10.76 Max: 20.48
Current: 8.53
6.11
20.48
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -10.50
AES's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. AES: -10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AES' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.5  Med: 7.2 Max: 46.5
Current: -10.5
-10.5
46.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -6.20
AES's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. AES: -6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AES' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: 3.2 Max: 57.2
Current: -6.2
-16.6
57.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

AES Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Caxton Associates 42,046 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,200 sh (+9.41%)
David Dreman 34,873 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 577,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 13,460 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 13,100,000 sh (-23.84%)
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Q2 2017

AES Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 1,597,386 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 101,215 sh (New)
David Dreman 38,988 sh (+11.80%)
Mario Gabelli 577,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,193,400 sh (-60.36%)
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Q3 2017

AES Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 3,855,700 sh (+141.38%)
David Dreman 38,988 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 563,400 sh (-2.42%)
Ray Dalio 31,128 sh (-69.25%)
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Q4 2017

AES Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 1,798,351 sh (New)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 38,988 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons 3,394,400 sh (-11.96%)
Mario Gabelli 420,400 sh (-25.38%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:AES

(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 2017-12-31 Reduce -25.38%0.01%$10.23 - $11.29 $ 12.0311%420,400
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -2.42%$10.68 - $11.43 $ 12.038%563,400
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.27%$10.68 - $11.43 $ 12.038%0
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-06-30 Reduce -60.36%0.4%$11.04 - $11.95 $ 12.035%5,193,400
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Add 11.80%0.03%$11.04 - $11.95 $ 12.035%38,988
NWQ Managers 2017-06-30 Sold Out $11.04 - $11.95 $ 12.035%0
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified    NAICS: 221122    SIC: 4911
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Traded in other countries:AES.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
The AES Corp is a power generation and utility company. It is engaged in providing affordable, sustainable energy through its diverse portfolio of thermal and renewable generation facilities as well as distribution businesses.

AES is a global power company with businesses in 16 countries on four continents. It has a portfolio of more than 100 power plants and its current construction program will increase its net generating capacity to more than 35 GW. AES also has ownership interests in seven electric utilities in four countries providing power to more than 9 million customers. These businesses range from utilities providing only electric distribution to fully integrated ones with generation, transmission, and distribution.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 10.11
AES's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. AES: 10.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 3.21
AES's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AES: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AES' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.1 Max: 5.14
Current: 3.21
0.87
5.14
PS Ratio 0.75
AES's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. AES: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AES' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.75
0.24
1.3
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 25.43
AES's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
62% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.26 vs. AES: 25.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
AES' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 18.78 Max: 505.22
Current: 25.43
7.71
505.22
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.19
AES's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
87% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. AES: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AES' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 3.21 Max: 6.75
Current: 3.19
1.69
6.75
EV-to-EBIT 14.88
AES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. AES: 14.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AES' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 11.1 Max: 25.2
Current: 14.88
5.1
25.2
EV-to-EBITDA 9.30
AES's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
58% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. AES: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AES' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 7.8 Max: 13.2
Current: 9.3
4.2
13.2
EV-to-Revenue 2.74
AES's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
52% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. AES: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
AES' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2 Max: 2.9
Current: 2.74
1.5
2.9
Shiller PE Ratio 1221.15
AES's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. AES: 1221.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AES' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.08  Med: 40.51 Max: 1223.18
Current: 1221.15
23.08
1223.18
Current Ratio 1.06
AES's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AES: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AES' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.05
Current: 1.06
0.63
4.05
Quick Ratio 0.97
AES's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. AES: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AES' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.84
Current: 0.97
0.57
3.84
Days Inventory 28.26
AES's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.91 vs. AES: 28.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AES' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.92  Med: 20.08 Max: 29.87
Current: 28.26
15.92
29.87
Days Sales Outstanding 50.71
AES's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 51.78 vs. AES: 50.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AES' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.05  Med: 54.14 Max: 74.62
Current: 50.71
49.05
74.62
Days Payable 62.04
AES's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 73.40 vs. AES: 62.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AES' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.15  Med: 62.85 Max: 68.4
Current: 62.04
32.15
68.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.08
AES's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
71% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. AES: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AES' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.43 Max: 4.71
Current: 4.08
0.36
4.71
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 33.90
AES's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AES: 33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AES' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 115.4
Current: 33.9
0
115.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.33
AES's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
69% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. AES: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 41.07
AES's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. AES: 41.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AES' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 24.46 Max: 47.41
Current: 41.07
3.62
47.41
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.10
AES's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. AES: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AES' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.9  Med: -4 Max: 3.6
Current: 2.1
-13.9
3.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 7.61
AES's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. AES: 7.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AES' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 4.56 Max: 13.79
Current: 7.61
2.02
13.79
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.56
AES's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AES: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AES' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.39 Max: 179.31
Current: 1.56
0.66
179.31
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.21
AES's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AES: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AES' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.62 Max: 8.76
Current: 1.21
0.34
8.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.72
AES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. AES: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AES' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 9 Max: 19.7
Current: 6.72
4
19.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 1.40
AES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. AES: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
AES' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: 2.9 Max: 23.3
Current: 1.4
-8.9
23.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,530.00
EPS (TTM) $ -1.77
Beta1.37
Volatility13.52%
52-Week Range $9.87 - 12.11
Shares Outstanding (Mil)660.49

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 12,906 13,053 10,554
EBIT (Mil $) 2,444 2,514 2,306
EBITDA (Mil $) 3,666 3,793 3,597
EPS ($) 1.18 1.27 1.34
EPS without NRI ($) 1.18 1.27 1.34
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.25%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.54 0.59 0.67

Piotroski F-Score Details

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

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