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Ameren Corp

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Electric & Other Services Combined

Mkt Cap

$18.83B

PE

16.35

Debt

$16.96B

Cash

$272M

EV

$35.51B

FCF

-$1.033B

Market Cap

$18.83B

P/E Ratio

16.35

Debt

$16.96B

Cash

$272M

EV

$35.51B

FCF

-$1.033B
Charts data: {"Earnings":[{"time":"2014-12-30","value":586000000},{"time":"2015-12-30","value":630000000},{"time":"2016-12-30","value":653000000},{"time":"2017-12-30","value":523000000},{"time":"2018-12-30","value":815000000},{"time":"2019-12-30","value":828000000},{"time":"2020-12-30","value":871000000},{"time":"2021-12-30","value":990000000},{"time":"2022-12-30","value":1074000000},{"time":"2023-12-30","value":1152000000}],"Sales":[{"time":"2014-12-30","value":6053000000},{"time":"2015-12-30","value":6098000000},{"time":"2016-12-30","value":6076000000},{"time":"2017-12-30","value":6177000000},{"time":"2018-12-30","value":6291000000},{"time":"2019-12-30","value":5910000000},{"time":"2020-12-30","value":5794000000},{"time":"2021-12-30","value":6394000000},{"time":"2022-12-30","value":7957000000},{"time":"2023-12-30","value":7500000000}],"Net Margins":[{"time":"2014-12-30","value":0.09681149843053032},{"time":"2015-12-30","value":0.10331256149557232},{"time":"2016-12-30","value":0.10747202106649112},{"time":"2017-12-30","value":0.08466893313906428},{"time":"2018-12-30","value":0.12955015100937847},{"time":"2019-12-30","value":0.1401015228426396},{"time":"2020-12-30","value":0.15032792544011045},{"time":"2021-12-30","value":0.15483265561463871},{"time":"2022-12-30","value":0.13497549327636044},{"time":"2023-12-30","value":0.1536}],"Assets":[{"time":"2014-12-30","value":22676000000},{"time":"2015-12-30","value":23640000000},{"time":"2016-12-30","value":24699000000},{"time":"2017-12-30","value":25945000000},{"time":"2018-12-30","value":27215000000},{"time":"2019-12-30","value":28933000000},{"time":"2020-12-30","value":32030000000},{"time":"2021-12-30","value":35735000000},{"time":"2022-12-30","value":37904000000},{"time":"2023-12-30","value":40830000000}],"Stockholders Equity":[{"time":"2014-12-30","value":6855000000},{"time":"2015-12-30","value":7088000000},{"time":"2016-12-30","value":7245000000},{"time":"2017-12-30","value":7326000000},{"time":"2018-12-30","value":7773000000},{"time":"2019-12-30","value":8201000000},{"time":"2020-12-30","value":9080000000},{"time":"2021-12-30","value":9829000000},{"time":"2022-12-30","value":10637000000},{"time":"2023-12-30","value":11478000000}],"ROE":[{"time":"2014-12-30","value":0.08548504741064916},{"time":"2015-12-30","value":0.08888261851015801},{"time":"2016-12-30","value":0.09013112491373361},{"time":"2017-12-30","value":0.07138957138957139},{"time":"2018-12-30","value":0.10485012221793387},{"time":"2019-12-30","value":0.10096329715888307},{"time":"2020-12-30","value":0.09592511013215858},{"time":"2021-12-30","value":0.10072235222301353},{"time":"2022-12-30","value":0.10096831813481244},{"time":"2023-12-30","value":0.1003659174072138}],"ROA":[{"time":"2014-12-30","value":0.05781442935261951},{"time":"2015-12-30","value":0.05511844331641286},{"time":"2016-12-30","value":0.05761366856957772},{"time":"2017-12-30","value":0.057660435536712275},{"time":"2018-12-30","value":0.05361014146610325},{"time":"2019-12-30","value":0.04828396640514292},{"time":"2020-12-30","value":0.045301280049953166},{"time":"2021-12-30","value":0.04295508605009095},{"time":"2022-12-30","value":0.04593182777543267},{"time":"2023-12-30","value":0.0381582169973059}]}

Ameren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. It engages in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas distribution and transmission businesses. In addition, the company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, and natural gas, as well as renewable sources, such as hydroelectric, wind, methane gas, and solar. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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In the chart Earnings are multiplied by this value.

Earnings Growth 8.8%
Earnings Stability 88%


Competitiveness and MOAT

High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.

Years12-201512-201612-201712-201812-201912-202012-202112-202212-2023TTM
Net Margin10%11%8.5%13%14%15%15%13%15%15%
ROA5.5%5.8%5.8%5.4%4.8%4.5%4.3%4.6%3.8%3.8%
ROE8.9%9%7.1%10%10%9.6%10%10%10%10%

What is the average Net Margin?

The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +14.39%.

What is the trend of Net Margin?

The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is +0.31%.

What is the average Return on Assets (ROA)?

The average ROA over the past 5 years is +4.57%.

What is the trend of Return on Assets (ROA)?

The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is -0.25%.

What is the average Return on Equity (ROE)?

The average ROE over the past 5 years is +10.06%.

What is the trend of Return on Equity (ROE)?

The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is -0.05%.


Safety & Stabiliy

Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.

Years12-201512-201612-201712-201812-201912-202012-202112-202212-2023TTM
Debt FCF74.29166.81-315.57-78.50-41.01-7.76-7.55-13.99-16.41-16.41
Debt Equity1.091.111.211.171.211.291.401.431.481.48
MIN
Graham Stability--84%100%100%100%100%100%100%84%

What is the Debt/FCF?

The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is -16.41.

What is the trend of Debt/FCF?

The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is 11.19.

What is the Graham’s Stability?

Graham’s Stability measure stands at 0.84.


Growth

Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.

Years12-201612-201812-202012-2022Trend
Revenue3.1%3.6%9%-5.7%1%
Net Income8.4%7.2%9.8%7.3%0.5%
Stockholders Equity6.8%8.1%8.1%7.9%0.92%
FCF-----

What is the 5 year Revenue CAGR?

The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is +3.58%.

What is the trend of Revenue growth?

The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is +1.03%.

What is the 5 year Earnings CAGR?

The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is +7.17%.

What is the trend of Earnings growth?

The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is +0.5%.

What is the 5 year Equity CAGR?

The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is +8.11%.

What is the trend of Equity growth?

The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is +0.92%.

What is the 5 year FCF CAGR?

The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is +54.86%.

What is the trend of FCF growth?

The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is -.