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The AES Corporation (AES)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$25.73 USD


-0.06 (-0.23%)

Updated May 10, 2021 04:00 PM ET

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B Value B Growth C Momentum A VGM

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Bottom 11% (225 out of 254)

Industry: Utility - Electric Power

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Company Summary

Arlington, VA-based The AES Corporation, incorporated in 1981, is a global power company. The company’s businesses are spread across four continents in 14 countries. The company has four Strategic Business Units (SBUs) located in the United States and other regions across the globe. At the end of 2020, the company had a customer base of 2.5 million. AES Corp. currently owns and/or operates a generation portfolio of 30,308 MW, including generation from its integrated utility, IPL.

AES Corp operates in two lines of business – Generation and Utilities.


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General Information

The AES Corporation



Phone: 703-522-1315

Fax: 302-636-5454



Industry Utility - Electric Power
Sector Utilities
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 3/31/2021
Next EPS Date 8/5/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.27
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 1.55
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 7.90
Next EPS Report Date 8/5/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 25.79
52 Week High 29.07
52 Week Low 11.00
Beta 0.80
20 Day Moving Average 5,431,581.50
Target Price Consensus 30.63


% Price Change
4 Week -6.83
12 Week -7.89
YTD 9.74
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week -9.81
12 Week -14.77
YTD -3.19
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 668.11
Market Capitalization (millions) 17,230.61
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 6/2/2000
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 2.33%
Annual Dividend $0.60
Payout Ratio 0.40
Change in Payout Ratio -0.03
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 4/29/2021 / $0.15

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 16.61
Trailing 12 Months 18.03
PEG Ratio 2.10
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year -3.45%
vs. Previous Quarter -41.67%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 12.70%
vs. Previous Quarter 2.93%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 3.73
Price/Cash Flow 7.41
Price / Sales 1.73
3/31/21 26.18
12/31/20 27.48
9/30/20 24.03
3/31/21 3.41
12/31/20 3.63
9/30/20 3.28
Current Ratio
3/31/21 1.24
12/31/20 1.01
9/30/20 1.02
Quick Ratio
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 0.92
9/30/20 0.94
Operating Margin
3/31/21 11.87
12/31/20 12.91
9/30/20 11.76
Net Margin
3/31/21 -2.47
12/31/20 0.48
9/30/20 -3.67
Pre-Tax Margin
3/31/21 1.78
12/31/20 5.05
9/30/20 0.15
Book Value
3/31/21 6.92
12/31/20 7.10
9/30/20 6.12
Inventory Turnover
3/31/21 15.08
12/31/20 14.67
9/30/20 14.92
3/31/21 3.97
12/31/20 3.91
9/30/20 4.79
Debt to Capital
3/31/21 76.43
12/31/20 79.63
9/30/20 82.72