The AES Corporation (AES) Stock Guide

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Looking to buy or sell The AES Corporation (AES)? Interested in getting the full scoop on AES, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AES stock guide, we'll address key questions about AES, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are AES earnings?
2. When is AES earnings date?
3. What is AES dividend?
4. What is AES dividend yield?
5. What is AES stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. AES buy or sell? What is AES Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy AES? Why should I buy AES stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell AES? Why should I sell AES stock?
9. What are AES key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are AES earnings?

AES trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $0.44.

2. When is AES earnings date?

AES earnings date is August 04, 2020.

3. What is AES dividend?

AES forward dividend is $0.57.

4. What is AES dividend yield?

AES forward dividend yield is 4.94%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is AES stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on AES analyst price targets, AES stock forecast is $17.42 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for AES stock is $17.42. The prediction is based on 9 analyst estimates.

The low price target for AES is $15.00, while the high price target is $20.00.

AES analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

6. AES buy or sell? What is AES Finny Score?

Our quantitative analysis shows 9 reasons to buy and 1 reason to sell AES, resulting in Finny Score of 90.

7. What are the reasons to buy AES? Why should I buy AES stock?

Here are the reasons to buy AES stock:

  • AES has utility and generation assets in 17 countries. This diversification reduces country- and region-specific risk.
  • We forecast long-term electricity demand growth for the developing countries in Asia and South America in which AES operates to be well above that of the U.S. and other developed countries.
  • Although drought conditions reduce hydroelectric output in Panama, Chile, Colombia, and Brazil, driving up spot power prices in markets where AES is short power, we expect normal hydrological conditions to eventually return and lift earnings.
  • AES profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 22.23 percentage points. See AES profitability chart.
  • AES forward dividend yield is 4.94%, higher than the industry (1.87%) and sector (1.33%) forward dividend yields. See AES forward dividend chart.
  • AES forward P/E ratio is 7.63, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See AES forward P/E ratio chart.
  • AES Price/Sales ratio is 0.80, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See AES forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • AES PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.19, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See AES PEG chart.
  • AES average analyst rating is Buy. See AES analyst rating chart.
  • AES average analyst price target ($17.42) is above its current price ($12.24). See AES price target chart.
  • AES cash to debt ratio is 0.09, higher than the average industry (0.06) and sector (0.06) cash to debt ratio. See AES cash to debt chart.
  • AES Enterprise Value/EBITDA multiple is 9.57, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/EBITDA ratios. See AES Enterprise Value/EBITDA chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell AES? Why should I sell AES stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell AES stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • AES overpaid for the DPL acquisition and has written down the majority of the merchant generation assets that it now intends to retire or sell.
  • Changes in currency will have a material impact on AES Corporation's dollar-denominated earnings and cash flow because of their international exposure.
  • AES Corporation faces above-average political risk because a majority of its assets and development focus are in emerging markets.
  • AES quarterly revenue growth was -11.80%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.63% and 1.59%, respectively). See AES revenue growth chart.

Key Stats

9. What are AES key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for AES:

Metrics AES
Price $12.23
Average Price Target / Upside $17.42 / 42.44%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 4.94%
Industry Utilities - Diversified
Sector Utilities
Number of Employees 21,000
Market Cap $7.86B
Forward P/E Ratio 7.63
Price/Book Ratio 0.8
Revenue (TTM) $9.88B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -11.80%
Profit Margin 2.97%

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