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AES : NYSE : Utilities
$11.15 -0.15 | -1.33%
Today's Range: 11.1 - 11.43
Avg. Daily Volume: 5399000.0
03/22/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AES CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. AES CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.89 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 11.27% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)3544.03219.0
EBITDA ($mil)902.0935.0
EBIT ($mil)603.0671.0
Net Income ($mil)-949.0-85.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2381.02041.0
Total Assets ($mil)36119.036850.0
Total Debt ($mil)20463.020807.0
Equity ($mil)2794.03149.0


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin27.1230.48
EBITDA Margin25.4529.04
Operating Margin17.0120.84
Sales Turnover0.380.38
Return on Assets-3.120.83
Return on Equity0.2810.51
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.220.99
Debt/Capital0.880.87
Interest Expense345.0349.0
Interest Coverage1.751.92


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)659.18666.81
Div / share0.110.1
EPS-0.3-0.11
Book value / share4.244.72
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5356977.05718065.0

Valuation


HOLD. AES CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 287.43 for the Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.67 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.73. 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 1130.00 Peers 287.43   AES 2.57 Peers 5.46

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 9.22 Peers 33.06   AES NA Peers 0.77

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AES 2.67 Peers 1.73   AES -97.92 Peers -1216.48

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 0.55 Peers 1.61   AES -3.36 Peers 21.01

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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