American Electric Power Company, Inc., an electric public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers in the United States.
Established dividend payer with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has American Electric Power Company's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AEP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Electric Utilities
1 Year Return
US Electric Utilities
Return vs Industry: AEP underperformed the US Electric Utilities industry which returned -1.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AEP underperformed the US Market which returned 7.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is American Electric Power Company's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is American Electric Power Company 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: AEP ($81.44) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($62.91)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AEP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AEP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.8x) compared to the Electric Utilities industry average (19.9x).
PE vs Market: AEP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.8x) compared to the US market (15.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AEP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AEP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (1.9x).
How is American Electric Power Company forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AEP's forecast earnings growth (9.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: AEP's earnings (9.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AEP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AEP's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AEP's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AEP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11%).
How has American Electric Power Company performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AEP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AEP's current net profit margins (12.1%) are lower than last year (12.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AEP's earnings have grown by 8.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AEP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AEP had negative earnings growth (-9.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electric Utilities industry average (1.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AEP's Return on Equity (9.2%) is considered low.
How is American Electric Power Company's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AEP's short term assets ($5.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($11.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: AEP's short term assets ($5.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($46.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AEP's debt to equity ratio (161.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AEP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 113.6% to 161.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AEP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (12.6%).
Interest Coverage: AEP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).
What is American Electric Power Company's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AEP's dividend (3.44%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.71%).
High Dividend: AEP's dividend (3.44%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.54%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AEP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AEP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (73.4%), AEP's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AEP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (63.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Nick Akins (59yo)
Mr. Nicholas K. Akins, also known as Nick, has been the Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power Company, Inc. since November 12, 2011 and has been its President since January 1, 2011. Mr. Akins ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Nick's total compensation ($USD14.49M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.74M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Nick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||10.58yrs||US$6.51m||0.0092% $3.7m|
|Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer||7.42yrs||US$2.85m||0.0022% $887.9k|
|Executive VP||8.33yrs||US$3.24m||0.0017% $678.1k|
|Executive Vice President of Utilities||8.75yrs||US$4.89m||0.0067% $2.7m|
|Senior VP||no data||no data||0.0036% $1.5m|
|Senior VP and Chief Information & Technology Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications||3.33yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AEP's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.4 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||14.33yrs||US$298.87k||no data|
|Lead Independent Director||8.08yrs||US$323.87k||0.00020% $80.7k|
|Independent Director||9.08yrs||US$293.87k||no data|
|Independent Director||9.08yrs||US$278.87k||no data|
|Independent Director||14.58yrs||US$278.87k||no data|
|Independent Director||7.67yrs||US$278.87k||no data|
|Independent Director||0.67yr||US$93.54k||no data|
|Independent Director||7.83yrs||US$278.87k||0.00021% $84.8k|
|Independent Director||11.33yrs||US$278.87k||0.00031% $125.1k|
Experienced Board: AEP's board of directors are considered experienced (8.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AEP insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
American Electric Power Company, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: American Electric Power Company, Inc.
- Ticker: AEP
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1906
- Industry: Electric Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$40.360b
- Shares outstanding: 495.58m
- Website: https://www.aep.com
Number of Employees
- American Electric Power Company, Inc.
- 1 Riverside Plaza
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AEP||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|AEP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|0HEC||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|AEP *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|AEPC||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|A1EP34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 2 COM||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
American Electric Power Company, Inc., an electric public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers in the United States. It operates through Vertically Integrated Utilities, Transmission and Distribution Utilities, AEP Transmission Holdco, and Generation & Marketing segments. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric, as well as solar, wind, and other energy sources. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants. The company owns, leases, or controls approximately 4,004 railcars, 468 barges, 8 towboats, and a coal handling terminal with approximately 18 million tons of annual capacity. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/05/28 01:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/27 00:00|
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