Ameren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company in the United States.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$83.18|
|52 Week High||US$69.79|
|52 Week Low||US$90.77|
|1 Month Change||-2.20%|
|3 Month Change||-2.21%|
|1 Year Change||0.96%|
|3 Year Change||25.94%|
|5 Year Change||71.61%|
|Change since IPO||94.29%|
Recent News & Updates
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Ameren: An Underappreciated Electric Utility At A Good Price
Ameren is primarily an electric utility serving much of Missouri and Illinois. The company is positioned to grow its rate base at an 8% CAGR over the next four years, allowing it to continue with its tradition of dividend growth. The demand for electricity is expected to continue to grow, although not as quickly as some expect. The company is generating copious amounts of cash flow to easily support its 2.50% dividend yield. The company is trading at a relative discount to its peers.
|AEE||US Integrated Utilities||US Market|
Return vs Industry: AEE exceeded the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned -0.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AEE underperformed the US Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.
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.
About the Company
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 Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. The company engages in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas distribution and transmission businesses.
Ameren Fundamentals Summary
|AEE fundamental statistics|
Is AEE overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AEE income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$2.82b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Nov 04, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.59|
|Net Profit Margin||16.08%|
How did AEE perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.6%Current Dividend Yield
Does AEE pay a reliable dividends?See AEE dividend history and benchmarks
|Ameren dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Dec 07 2021|
|Dividend Pay Date||Dec 31 2021|
|Days until Ex dividend||51 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||75 days|
Does AEE pay a reliable dividends?See AEE dividend history and benchmarks
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 ($83.18) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($69.15)
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 (23.2x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (20.2x).
PE vs Market: AEE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.2x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AEE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AEE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (2x).
How is Ameren forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AEE's forecast earnings growth (8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AEE's earnings (8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AEE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AEE's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AEE's revenue (4.4% 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 (16.1%) are higher than last year (15.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AEE's earnings have grown by 9.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AEE's earnings growth over the past year (8.9%) is below its 5-year average (9.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AEE earnings growth over the past year (8.9%) underperformed the Integrated Utilities industry 10.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AEE's Return on Equity (9.8%) is considered low.
How is Ameren's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AEE's short term assets ($2.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: AEE's short term assets ($2.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($22.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AEE's debt to equity ratio (136.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AEE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 110.5% to 136.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AEE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.4%).
Interest Coverage: AEE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.7x coverage).
What is Ameren current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AEE's dividend (2.64%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).
High Dividend: AEE's dividend (2.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.49%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AEE's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AEE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (57.5%), AEE's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AEE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Warner Baxter (59 yo)
Mr. Warner L. Baxter, CPA, has been Chairman of the Board of Ameren Corporation since July 1, 2014 and its Chief Executive Officer since April 24, 2014 and also its President since February 14, 2014. He se...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Warner's total compensation ($USD10.06M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.20M).
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 (7.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AEE's board of directors are considered experienced (7 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 4%.
Ameren Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ameren Corporation
- Ticker: AEE
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1881
- Industry: Multi-Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$21.390b
- Shares outstanding: 257.15m
- Website: https://www.ameren.com
Number of Employees
- Ameren Corporation
- 1901 Chouteau Avenue
- Saint Louis
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/16 22:03|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/15 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.