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How to buy The AES Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in The AES Corporation stock.

The AES Corporation is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. The AES Corporation shares (AES) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The AES Corporation employs 8,162 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The AES Corporation stock price (NYSE: AES)

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The AES Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$22.95
52-week range$22.27 - $28.56
50-day moving average $24.06
200-day moving average $24.91
Wall St. target price$30.55
PE ratio 25.0527
Dividend yield $0.573 (2.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.77

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The AES Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.95 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -0.48%
1 month (2021-12-23) -2.55%
3 months (2021-10-22) -7.94%
6 months (2021-07-23) -3.97%
1 year (2021-01-22) -15.31%
2 years (2020-01-24) 12.61%
3 years (2019-01-24) 44.34%
5 years (2017-01-24) 101.85%

Is The AES Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing The AES Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The AES Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The AES Corporation's P/E ratio

The AES Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, The AES Corporation shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The AES Corporation's PEG ratio

The AES Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8389. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The AES Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The AES Corporation's EBITDA

The AES Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The AES Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The AES Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $10.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.68%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.87%
Return on equity TTM 2417.29%
Profit margin 4.95%
Book value $3.66
Market capitalisation $15.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The AES Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The AES Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The AES Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.67

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The AES Corporation's overall score of 31.67 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 68th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The AES Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The AES Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 19.33/100

The AES Corporation's environmental score of 19.33 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The AES Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The AES Corporation's social score

Social score: 7.56/100

The AES Corporation's social score of 7.56 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The AES Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The AES Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 3.29/100

The AES Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The AES Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The AES Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The AES Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The AES Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The AES Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.67
Total ESG percentile 68.4
Environmental score 19.33
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 7.56
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.29
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

The AES Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 38.82% of net profits

Recently The AES Corporation has paid out, on average, around 38.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The AES Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The AES Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.573 per share.

While The AES Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The AES Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The AES Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The AES Corporation's shares ever split?

The AES Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 June 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The AES Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The AES Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted The AES Corporation's share price.

The AES Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The AES Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.2744 up to $28.5622. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AES.US volatility(beta: 0.81)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The AES Corporation's is 0.8111. This would suggest that The AES Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The AES Corporation overview

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 other intermediaries. The company also owns and/or operates utilities to generate or purchase, distribute, transmit, and sell electricity to end-user customers in the residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors; and generates and sells electricity on the wholesale market. It uses a range of fuels and technologies to generate electricity, including natural gas, coal, pet coke, diesel, and oil, as well as renewables, such as hydro, solar, wind, energy storage, biomass, and landfill gas. The company owns and/or operates a generation portfolio of approximately 30,308 megawatts. It has operations in the United States, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Applied Energy Services, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The AES Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.291% of The AES Corporation shares are held by insiders and 95.96% by institutions.
How many people work for The AES Corporation?
Latest data suggests 8,162 work at The AES Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for The AES Corporation?
The AES Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is The AES Corporation based?
The AES Corporation's address is: 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, United States, 22203
What is The AES Corporation's ISIN number?
The AES Corporation's international securities identification number is: US00130H1059
What is The AES Corporation's CUSIP number?
The AES Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 00130H105

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