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The AES Corporation (AES) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.The profile contains critical company information including:- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.HighlightsThe AES Corporation (AES) is a diversified energy utility company. It is one of the Fortune 200 global power companies. The company owns and operates power plants, which utilize diverse fuel sources such as gas, fuel oil, coal, biomass, and renewable sources such as wind, hydro and solar. It sells the electricity generated from these plants to utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries. The company also owns and operates electric utilities, which generate, purchase, transmit, distribute and sell electricity in defined service areas to meet the demand for electricity from end-user customers in the residential, industrial, commercial and governmental sectors in these regions. It has operations in more than 20 countries on five continents. AES is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the US.The AES Corporation Key Recent DevelopmentsOct 22, 2015: AES Beaver Valley coal power plant to shut down two years ahead of scheduleSep 11, 2015: Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. Announces Successful Transfer of Test Plant to AES in OklahomaMay 11, 2015: AES Achieves Commercial Operation of 1,240 MW Mong Duong 2 Plant in VietnamMay 11, 2015: AES Reports First Quarter 2015 Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.25 and Proportional Free Cash Flow of $265 Million; Reaffirms 2015 Guidance Ranges for All MetricsApr 23, 2015: AES Announces Election of New Board Member Holly Koeppel and Retirement of Sandra Moose and Sven SandstromKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6The AES Corporation - Key Facts 6The AES Corporation - Key Employees 7The AES Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8The AES Corporation - Major Products and Services 10The AES Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 11The AES Corporation - Key Operational Summary 12The AES Corporation - History 13The AES Corporation - Company Statement 19The AES Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 21Head Office 21Other Locations & Subsidiaries 21Affiliate 27Joint Venture 28Section 2 – Company Analysis 29The AES Corporation - Business Description 29The AES Corporation - Corporate Strategy 31The AES Corporation - SWOT Analysis 32SWOT Analysis - Overview 32The AES Corporation - Strengths 32Strength - Presence in Major Growth Markets 32Strength - Diversified Generation Portfolio 32Strength - Strong Foothold in the Market 32The AES Corporation - Weaknesses 34Weakness - Unpaid Taxes 34Weakness - Rising Debt Burden 34The AES Corporation - Opportunities 35Opportunity - Focus on Emerging Markets in Asia 35Opportunity - Infrastructure Expansion Initiatives 35Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: US Market 35Opportunity - Growth Driver: Organic Prospects 35The AES Corporation - Threats 36Threat - Changes in Government Regulations 36Threat - Competitive Environment 36Threat - Risks From International Operations 36The AES Corporation - Key Competitors 37Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 38Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 38Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 39Performance Chart 41Financial Performance 41Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 42Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 43Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 44The AES Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 44The AES Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 45The AES Corporation, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 46The AES Corporation, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 47The AES Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 48Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 49Sep 11, 2015: Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. Announces Successful Transfer of Test Plant to AES in Oklahoma 49May 11, 2015: AES Achieves Commercial Operation of 1,240 MW Mong Duong 2 Plant in Vietnam 50May 11, 2015: AES Reports First Quarter 2015 Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.25 and Proportional Free Cash Flow of $265 Million; Reaffirms 2015 Guidance Ranges for All Metrics 51Apr 23, 2015: AES Announces Election of New Board Member Holly Koeppel and Retirement of Sandra Moose and Sven Sandstrom 53Feb 26, 2015: AES Reports 2014 Adjusted EPS of $1.30; Updates 2015 Guidance; Announces $400 Million Share Repurchase Authorization 54Jan 26, 2015: AES Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results Conference Call to be Held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EST 57Dec 15, 2014: AES Announces 100% Increase in Regular Quarterly Dividend 58Nov 17, 2014: AES Announces COO Transition 59Nov 06, 2014: AES Reports Third Quarter 2014 Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.37; Lowers 2014 Guidance, Provides 2015 Guidance and Updates Longer-Term Outlook 60Nov 05, 2014: AES Wins Long-Term Contracts Totaling 1,384 MW by Providing Innovative Energy Solutions to Help Meet California’s Electricity Needs 62Section 6 – Appendix 63Methodology 63Ratio Definitions 63About GlobalData 67Contact Us 67Disclaimer 68List of TablesThe AES Corporation, Key Facts 6The AES Corporation, Key Employees 7The AES Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8The AES Corporation, Major Products and Services 10The AES Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 11The AES Corporation, Key Operational Summary, 2011 12The AES Corporation, History 13The AES Corporation, Other Locations 21The AES Corporation, Subsidiaries 22The AES Corporation, Affiliate 27The AES Corporation, Joint Venture 28The AES Corporation, Key Competitors 37The AES Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 38The AES Corporation, Annual Ratios 39The AES Corporation, Interim Ratios 42The AES Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 44The AES Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 45The AES Corporation, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 46The AES Corporation, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 47The AES Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 48Currency Codes 63Units 63Capital Market Ratios 63Equity Ratios 64Profitability Ratios 64Cost Ratios 65Liquidity Ratios 66Leverage Ratios 66Efficiency Ratios 66List of FiguresThe AES Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 11The AES Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 41The AES Corporation, Ratio Charts 43The AES Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 44The AES Corporation, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 45The AES Corporation, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 46The AES Corporation, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 47