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FirstEnergy Financial Strength

: 3 (As of Jun. 2022)
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FirstEnergy 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:

FirstEnergy 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.

FirstEnergy's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.80. FirstEnergy's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.87. As of today, FirstEnergy's Altman Z-Score is 0.80.


Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Electric subindustry, FirstEnergy'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.

   

FirstEnergy Financial Strength Distribution

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

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



FirstEnergy 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:

FirstEnergy's Interest Expense for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $-248 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $447 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $20,763 Mil.

FirstEnergy's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/Interest Expense (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=-1*447/-248
=1.80

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. FirstEnergy Corp interest coverage is 2.1, which is low.

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

FirstEnergy's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(353 + 20763) / 11272
=1.87

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.

FirstEnergy has a Z-score of 0.80, indicating it is in Distress Zones. This implies bankrupcy possibility in the next two years.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 0.8 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.


FirstEnergy  (NYSE:FE) 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.

FirstEnergy 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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FirstEnergy Business Description

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Address
76 South Main Street, Akron, OH, USA, 44308
FirstEnergy is one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the United States with 10 regulated distribution companies across six mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. FirstEnergy also owns and operates one of the nation's largest electric transmission systems with 24,000 miles of lines.
Executives
Croom Jana T director 1205 KIMBALL BLVD. JASPER IN 47546
Klimczak Sean director C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP 345 PARK AVE. NEW YORK NY 10154
Hicks Lisa Winston director 76 S. MAIN ST AKRON OH 44308
Kaleta Paul J director P O BOX 30150 RENO NV 89520
Williams Melvin D. director 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44308
Teno Andrew director C/O FIR TREE INC. 55 WEST 46TH STREET, 29TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036
Lynn Jesse director C/O ICAHN ENTERPRISES L.P. 16690 COLLINS AVE., PH SUNNY ISLES FL 33160
Somerhalder John W Ii director, officer: Vice Chair & Exec Director 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44308
Park Hyun officer: SVP & CLO 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44308
Turner Leslie M director THE HERSHEY COMPANY 100 CRYSTAL A DRIVE HERSHEY PA 17036
Mikkelsen Eileen officer: VP, Rates & Regulatory Affairs 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44308
Prezelj Irena officer: VP, Investor Relations 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44308
Walker Christine officer: VP, Human Resources 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44308
Belcher Samuel officer: SVP & President, FE Utilities 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44308
Lisowski Jason officer: VP, Controller & CAO 76 SOUTH MAIN STREET AKRON OH 44333

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