The AES Corp

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AES : NYSE : Utilities
$12.08 up 0.06 | 0.50%
Today's Range: 11.92 - 12.08
Avg. Daily Volume: 4,603,500
08/31/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AES CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. AES CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 28.41% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)3229.03559.0
EBITDA ($mil)823.0907.0
EBIT ($mil)527.0608.0
Net Income ($mil)-482.069.0


Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2059.01769.0
Total Assets ($mil)36974.038584.0
Total Debt ($mil)20780.020763.0
Equity ($mil)2766.03864.0


Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin26.9426.89
EBITDA Margin25.4825.48
Operating Margin16.3217.08
Sales Turnover0.370.41
Return on Assets-0.72.34
Return on Equity4.5923.86
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.191.15
Debt/Capital0.880.84
Interest Expense390.0351.0
Interest Coverage1.351.73


Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)659.0682.61
Div / share0.110.1
EPS-0.160.11
Book value / share4.25.66
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4666317.04860451.0

Valuation


HOLD. AES CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 34.90 for the Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.13. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.89 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.63. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, AES CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AES 67.28 Peers 34.90   AES 2.76 Peers 6.01

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

AES is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AES is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AES 10.81 Peers 17.52   AES 0.53 Peers 0.42

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

AES is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

AES trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AES 2.89 Peers 1.63   AES -86.05 Peers -961.33

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AES is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

AES is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AES 0.59 Peers 1.77   AES -14.28 Peers 13.48

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AES is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AES significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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