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AES : NYSE : Utilities
$11.28 -0.05 | -0.44%
Today's Range: 11.26 - 11.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 4988100.0
09/20/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AES CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. AES CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.69 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.21% 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 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)3470.03229.0
EBITDA ($mil)911.0823.0
EBIT ($mil)621.0527.0
Net Income ($mil)53.0-482.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2266.02059.0
Total Assets ($mil)36469.036974.0
Total Debt ($mil)20767.020780.0
Equity ($mil)3021.02766.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin27.6726.94
EBITDA Margin26.2525.48
Operating Margin17.916.32
Sales Turnover0.390.36
Return on Assets-2.04-0.7
Return on Equity0.164.88
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.991.19
Interest Expense333.0390.0
Interest Coverage1.861.35

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)660.19659.0
Div / share0.120.11
Book value / share4.584.2
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4897907.05604294.0


HOLD. AES CORP's price-to-book ratio of 2.46 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.26. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AES NA Peers 38.91   AES 3.01 Peers 8.03

Neutral. A lower P/E ratio can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth potential.

Ratio not available.


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.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
AES 9.31 Peers 33.15   AES NA Peers 1.24

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.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
AES 2.46 Peers 2.26   AES -100.00 Peers 132.35

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

AES is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


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

However, AES is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
AES 0.53 Peers 1.82   AES 6.09 Peers 11.55

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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