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Executive Summary

The AES Corporation operates as a diversified power generation and utility company. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential and slightly overvalued.

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Share Price & News

How has AES's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AES is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AES's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Renewable Energy


US Market

1 Year Return




US Renewable Energy


US Market

Return vs Industry: AES exceeded the US Renewable Energy industry which returned 32.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AES exceeded the US Market which returned 39% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.2%-0.7%-0.1%
30 Day1.5%3.7%2.6%
90 Day0.4%0.5%8.0%
1 Year91.4%86.0%41.6%37.6%41.2%39.0%
3 Year114.6%94.9%52.4%39.6%62.4%52.3%
5 Year161.4%118.3%158.7%114.9%132.3%106.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is AES's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is AES undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AES ($25.74) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($43.22)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AES is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AES is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the North American Renewable Energy industry average.

PE vs Market: AES is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AES's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AES is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US Renewable Energy industry average (2.5x).

Future Growth

How is AES 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: AES is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: AES is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: AES's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: AES's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AES's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AES's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (30%)

Past Performance

How has AES performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AES is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: AES is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AES is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AES's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: AES is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Renewable Energy industry (-4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: AES has a negative Return on Equity (-1.9%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is AES's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AES's short term assets ($6.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($5.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: AES's short term assets ($6.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($24.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AES's debt to equity ratio (340.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AES's debt to equity ratio has increased from 332.8% to 340.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AES's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13.5%).

Interest Coverage: AES is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet


What is AES current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AES's dividend (2.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).

High Dividend: AES's dividend (2.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.44%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, AES has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: AES's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: AES is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: AES's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37% payout ratio).

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Andres Ricardo Gluski Weilert (62 yo)





Mr. Andrés Ricardo Gluski Weilert has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AES Corporation since September 30, 2011. Mr. Weilert served as the President of AES Gener S.A. He served a...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Andres Ricardo's total compensation ($USD11.47M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.28M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Andres Ricardo's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AES's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: AES's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The AES Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The AES Corporation
  • Ticker: AES
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1981
  • Industry: Independent Power Producers and Energy Traders
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$17.149b
  • Shares outstanding: 666.26m
  • Website: https://www.aes.com

Number of Employees


  • The AES Corporation
  • 4300 Wilson Boulevard
  • 11th Floor
  • Arlington
  • Virginia
  • 22203
  • United States



The AES Corporation operates as a diversified power generation and utility company. It owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and ot...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/23 02:29
End of Day Share Price2021/06/22 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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