Ameren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. More Details
Established dividend payer with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Ameren's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AEE is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AEE's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Integrated Utilities
1 Year Return
US Integrated Utilities
Return vs Industry: AEE exceeded the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned 15% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AEE underperformed the US Market which returned 52.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ameren's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Shareholders Will Not Be Complaining About Ameren Corporation's (NYSE:AEE) CEO Pay Packet
1 week ago | Simply Wall StAmeren (NYSE:AEE) Is Reinvesting At Lower Rates Of Return
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDo Institutions Own Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) Shares?
Is Ameren undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AEE ($84.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($62.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AEE is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AEE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.9x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (22.7x).
PE vs Market: AEE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.9x) compared to the US market (20.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AEE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AEE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (2.2x).
How is Ameren forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AEE's forecast earnings growth (7.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AEE's earnings (7.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (16% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AEE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AEE's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AEE's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AEE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.5%).
How has Ameren performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AEE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AEE's current net profit margins (15.7%) are higher than last year (14.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AEE's earnings have grown by 8.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AEE's earnings growth over the past year (5.3%) is below its 5-year average (8.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AEE earnings growth over the past year (5.3%) underperformed the Integrated Utilities industry 12.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AEE's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.
How is Ameren's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AEE's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: AEE's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($20.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AEE's debt to equity ratio (127.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AEE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 106.9% to 127.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AEE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.9%).
Interest Coverage: AEE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).
What is Ameren current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AEE's dividend (2.44%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: AEE's dividend (2.44%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AEE's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AEE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.7%), AEE's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AEE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (55.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Warner Baxter (58 yo)
Mr. Warner L. Baxter, CPA, has been the Executive Chairman of the Board of Ameren Corporation since July 1, 2014 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since April 24, 2014 and President since February 1...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Warner's total compensation ($USD10.06M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.13M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Warner's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AEE's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AEE's board of directors are considered experienced (7.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AEE insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.5%.
Ameren Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ameren Corporation
- Ticker: AEE
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1881
- Industry: Multi-Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$21.544b
- Shares outstanding: 255.41m
- Website: https://www.ameren.com
Number of Employees
- Ameren Corporation
- 1901 Chouteau Avenue
- Saint Louis
- United States
Ameren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribut...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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