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Ameren (NYSE:AEE) Financial Strength

: 3 (As of Sep. 2023)
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Ameren has the Financial Strength Rank of 3. It displays poor financial strength and is likely in financial distress. Usually this is caused by too much debt for the company.

Warning Sign:

Ameren Corp displays poor financial strength. Usually, this is caused by too much debt for the company.

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). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Ameren's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 was 4.04. Ameren's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 was 1.94. As of today, Ameren's Altman Z-Score is 0.84.


Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Electric subindustry, Ameren's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Ameren Financial Strength Distribution

For the Utilities - Regulated industry and Utilities sector, Ameren's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Ameren's Financial Strength falls into.



Ameren Financial Strength Calculation

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Ameren's Interest Expense for the months ended in Sep. 2023 was $-152 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Sep. 2023 was $614 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 was $13,829 Mil.

Ameren's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Sep. 2023 )/Interest Expense (Q: Sep. 2023 )
=-1*614/-152
=4.04

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

Warning Sign:

Ben Graham prefers companies' interest coverage to be at least 5. Ameren Corp interest coverage is 2.89, which is low.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Ameren's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Sep. 2023 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(2189 + 13829) / 8240
=1.94

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Ameren has a Z-score of 0.84, indicating it is in Distress Zones. This implies bankrupcy possibility in the next two years.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 0.84 is in distress zone. This implies bankruptcy possibility in the next two years.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Ameren  (NYSE:AEE) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Ameren has the Financial Strength Rank of 3. It displays poor financial strength and is likely in financial distress. Usually this is caused by too much debt for the company.


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Ameren (NYSE:AEE) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1901 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO, USA, 63103
Ameren owns rate-regulated generation, transmission, and distribution networks that deliver electricity and natural gas in Missouri and Illinois. It serves more than 2.4 million electricity customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers.
Executives
Rafael Flores director 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, P.O. BOX 66149, ST. LOUIS MO 63166-6149
Michael L Moehn other: Vice President of Subsidiary 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE MC-1310, ST. LOUIS MO 63103
Fadi M Diya officer: SVP & CNO of Subsidiary 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, P.O. BOX 66149, ST. LOUIS MO 63166
Chonda J Nwamu other: SVP & Deputy General Counsel 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, P.O. BOX 66149, ST. LOUIS MO 63166-6149
Mark C Lindgren officer: VP & Chief HR Officer of Sub 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, PO BOX 66149, ST. LOUIS MO 63166-6149
Warner L Baxter officer: EVP and CFO 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE MC-1310, ST. LOUIS MO 63103
Gwendolyn G Mizell other: Chief Sustain & Diversity 800 S HANLEY SUITE 8D, CLAYTON MO 63105
Leonard P Singh other: Chrmn and Pres-Elect of sub 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, PO BOX 66149, ST LOUIS MO 63166-6149
Mark C Birk other: Vice President of Subsidiary 1901 CHOUTEAU AVE MC-1310, ST LOUIS MO 63103
Martin J Lyons officer: Executive VP & CFO 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE MC-1310, ST. LOUIS MO 63103
Richard J Mark other: Vice President of Subsidiary 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE MC-1310, ST. LOUIS MO 63103
Shawn E Schukar other: Chmn & President of Subsidiary 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, MC-1310, ST. LOUIS MO 63103
Theresa A Shaw officer: SVP, Finance and CAO 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, P.O. BOX 66149, ST. LOUIS MO 63166-6149
Bruce A Steinke officer: SVP, Finance & CAO 1901 CHOUTEAU AVENUE, P.O. BOX 66149, ST. LOUIS MO 63166
Mackay Leo S. Jr. director C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP., 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL., TEANECK NJ 07666