For 2010 fourth quarter, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to report earnings of 26 cents per share, up from 8 cents and 5 cents reported for the year-ago and quarter-ago periods, respectively. Analysts expect AES to report earnings per share of 85 cents for 2010, $1.18 for 2011 and $1.61 for 2012.
The stock's return-on-equity during the past 12 months was 15.8%. In comparison, Duke Energy (DUK), NRG Energy (NRG), Enersis (ENI), Dynegy (DYN), Constellation Energy (CEG) and Edenor (EDN) had ROEs of 5.1%, 13.2%, 13.4%, -33.6%, -11.9% and 4.2%, respectively.
Of the seven analysts covering the stock, five recommend buying and two rate holding. On average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to rise 14% over the next 12 months.