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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.24
FE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. FE: 0.24 )
FE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.24

0.2
0.29
Interest Coverage 1.11
FE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. FE: 1.11 )
FE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.66
Current: 1.11

1.11
3.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.61
M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
3.44%
2.37%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.10
FE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. FE: 7.10 )
FE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 27.78
Current: 7.1

7.06
27.78
Net-margin (%) 1.99
FE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. FE: 1.99 )
FE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 10.9
Current: 1.99

1.99
10.9
ROE (%) 2.37
FE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. FE: 2.37 )
FE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 15.55
Current: 2.37

2.38
15.55
ROA (%) 0.58
FE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. FE: 0.58 )
FE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 4.12
Current: 0.58

0.58
4.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.01
FE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. FE: 3.01 )
FE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 29.13
Current: 3.01

3
29.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.90
FE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FE: -3.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 18.9
Current: -3.9

-6.7
18.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.10
FE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. FE: -10.10 )
FE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.3   Max: 9.7
Current: -10.1

-17.3
9.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.70
FE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. FE: -38.70 )
FE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.7   Max: 33.1
Current: -38.7

-38.7
33.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 794,708 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 144,650 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 34,795 sh (+15.90%)
Brian Rogers 4,109,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 192,710 sh (-1.47%)
David Dreman 3,611 sh (-33.95%)
Murray Stahl 21,891 sh (-37.02%)
Steven Cohen 13,183 sh (-46.77%)
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Q2 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,100 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 316,099 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 421,249 sh (+191.22%)
Brian Rogers 4,109,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 191,710 sh (-0.52%)
Arnold Schneider 34,305 sh (-1.41%)
Jim Simons 585,808 sh (-26.29%)
David Dreman 1,559 sh (-56.83%)
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Q3 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 4,411 sh (+182.94%)
Brian Rogers 5,317,900 sh (+29.39%)
Richard Pzena 522,529 sh (+24.04%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 461,545 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 33,930 sh (-1.09%)
Mario Gabelli 184,709 sh (-3.65%)
Jim Simons 142,800 sh (-75.62%)
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Q4 2014

FE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,239,800 sh (+768.21%)
Pioneer Investments 1,231,172 sh (+166.75%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,317,900 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 183,609 sh (-0.60%)
Arnold Schneider 31,910 sh (-5.95%)
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 49.30
FE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. FE: 49.30 )
FE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.62   Max: 157.89
Current: 49.3

8.62
157.89
Forward P/E 12.85
FE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. FE: 12.85 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 71.30
FE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. FE: 71.30 )
FE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.64   Max: 204.42
Current: 71.3

8.64
204.42
P/B 1.20
FE's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. FE: 1.20 )
FE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.2

1.01
2.75
P/S 1.00
FE's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. FE: 1.00 )
FE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.95
Current: 1

0.8
1.95
POCF 5.66
FE's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. FE: 5.66 )
FE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 14.8
Current: 5.66

3.51
14.8
EV-to-EBIT 34.63
FE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.89 vs. FE: 34.63 )
FE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 36.6
Current: 34.63

6.7
36.6
Shiller P/E 17.20
FE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.66 vs. FE: 17.20 )
FE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 26.42
Current: 17.2

9.28
26.42
Current Ratio 0.70
FE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FE: 0.70 )
FE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.7

0.4
0.79
Quick Ratio 0.55
FE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. FE: 0.55 )
FE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.55

0.29
0.65
Days Inventory 40.51
FE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 31.34 vs. FE: 40.51 )
FE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 35.9   Max: 106.13
Current: 40.51

35.9
106.13
Days Sales Outstanding 37.67
FE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 61.63 vs. FE: 37.67 )
FE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.88   Max: 70.64
Current: 37.67

34.88
70.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.10
FE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. FE: 4.10 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 7.15
Current: 4.1

2.52
7.15
Dividend Payout 2.82
FE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. FE: 2.82 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.82

0.47
2.34
Dividend growth (3y) -13.20
FE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
68% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. FE: -13.20 )
FE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.1
Current: -13.2

0
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.03
FE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. FE: 3.03 )
FE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 5.28
Current: 3.03

1.86
5.28
Share Buyback Rate -1.60
FE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. FE: -1.60 )
FE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.4   Max: -12.6
Current: -1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.40
FE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. FE: 2.40 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 12.68
Current: 2.4

1.6
12.68
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
FE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FE: 1.20 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.2

0.66
1.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
FE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FE: 0.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.9

0.73
1.61
Price/Graham Number 2.70
FE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. FE: 2.70 )
FE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.7

0.92
3.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
FE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. FE: 2.90 )
FE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 14.9
Current: 2.9

2.7
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.89
FE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. FE: -1.89 )
FE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.7   Max: 10.2
Current: -1.89

-13.7
10.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
Traded in other countries:FE7.Germany,
FirstEnergy Corp. was organized under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1996. The Company's business is the holding, directly or indirectly, of all of the outstanding common stock of its principal subsidiaries. It includes one of the nation's investor-owned electric systems and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 17,500 megawatts. It is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. The Company's 10 regulated distribution companies form one of the nation's investor-owned electric systems, based on serving nearly 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Stretching from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore, the companies operate infrastructure of more than 194,000 miles of distribution lines and are dedicated to providing customers with safe, reliable and responsive service. It generating fleet produces approximately 100 million megawatt-hours of electricity annually from a fleet of non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed coal, natural gas, and pumped-storage hydro plants. The Company's operations include 20,000 miles of high-voltage lines and three regional transmission operation centers. Effective June 1, 2011, all of its transmission facilities operate as part of PJM Interconnection, LLC. The Regulated Distribution segment distributes electricity through the Company's ten utility operating companies, serving approximately six million customers within 65,000 square miles of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. The Regulated Transmission segment transmits electricity through transmission facilities owned and operated by ATSI, TrAIL, and certain of its utilities "JCP&L, ME, PN, MP, PE and WP" and the regulatory asset associated with the abandoned PATH project. The Competitive Energy Services segment, through FES and AE Supply, supplies electricity to end-use customers through retail and wholesale arrangements. The Company purchase and sell power at the wholesale level under market-based rate tariffs authorized by FERC. The Company's operations are subject to extensive federal, state and local environmental statutes, rules and regulations.
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