The AES Corporation is a Fortune 500 company that generates and distributes electrical power. AES is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and is one of the world's leading power companies, generating and distributing electric power in 15 countries and employing 10,500 people worldwide. The company was founded on January 28, 1981, as Applied Energy Services by Roger Sant and Dennis Bakke, two appointees of the Federal Energy Administration under president Richard Nixon. The company was initially a consulting firm; it became AES Corporation, which went public in 1991. Sant was chairman, CEO, and president and Bakke was executive vice president until assuming the position of president in 1987. Bakke would later become the company's CEO in 1994, serving for 8 years until his resignation in 2002, in the midst of a liquidity crisis that followed the collapse of the energy giant Enron. Sant remained as executive chairman until 2003 and as a member of the board until 2006. Paul Hanrahan was appointed President and CEO and served for 10 years, overseeing the stabilization of the company. Until the early 2000’s the company followed self management delegating much responsibility to ordinary employees. In 2012, Hanrahan resigned, his position as President and CEO of the company succeeded by Andres Gluski. As CEO, Gluski has implemented a strategy of reducing the number of countries in which AES does business, from 28 to 16, for the purpose of consolidating operations and reducing costs. Additionally, he also began a program of reducing the company's total carbon emission intensity.

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Financial data from AES earnings reports.

Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 1.83B 1.83B 1.83B 1.83B 1.83B 1.83B
Cash burn (monthly) 184.67M (positive/no burn) 50.67M 16M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 638.31M n/a 175.13M 55.3M n/a n/a
Cash remaining 1.19B n/a 1.65B 1.77B n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) 6.4 n/a 32.6 110.7 n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
23 Feb 21 Da Santos Bernerd Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 27.22 2,467 67.15K 203,128
23 Feb 21 Freedman Paul L Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 27.22 1,242 33.81K 42,610
23 Feb 21 Andres Gluski Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 27.22 14,626 398.12K 1,243,724
23 Feb 21 Sherry Kohan Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 27.22 973 26.49K 40,554
23 Feb 21 Mendoza Tish Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 27.22 1,320 35.93K 126,716

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

92.7% owned by funds/institutions
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Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 544 514 +5.8%
Opened positions 88 71 +23.9%
Closed positions 58 60 -3.3%
Increased positions 159 155 +2.6%
Reduced positions 224 214 +4.7%
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Total value 14.56B 10.97B +32.8%
Total shares 619.26M 605.52M +2.3%
Total puts 766.9K 501.1K +53.0%
Total calls 1.38M 3.06M -54.9%
Total put/call ratio 0.6 0.2 +239.6%
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Vanguard 83.18M $1.95B -1.7%
Capital World Investors 80.07M $1.88B -1.4%
FMR 44.72M $1.05B +39.7%
BLK Blackrock 43.05M $1.01B -7.2%
STT State Street 34.07M $800.69M -4.3%
Capital International Investors 32.64M $766.79M +45.4%
AMP Ameriprise Financial 27.63M $648.95M +12.8%
Geode Capital Management 10.99M $257.51M -4.8%
TROW T. Rowe Price 10.9M $256.15M -11.7%
Massachusetts Financial Services 9.84M $231.29M -3.5%
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FMR 44.72M +12.7M +39.7%
Capital International Investors 32.64M +10.19M +45.4%
Inclusive Capital Partners 5.35M +5.35M NEW
Ajo 387.83K -4.64M -92.3%
BLK Blackrock 43.05M -3.32M -7.2%
Pictet Asset Management 3.47M +3.16M +1036.7%
AMP Ameriprise Financial 27.63M +3.14M +12.8%
Renaissance Technologies 0 -2.78M EXIT
Lomas Capital Management 2.13M +2.13M NEW
Caxton Associates 2.11M +2.11M NEW

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • Consolidated Revenue — Revenue decreased $529 million, or 5%, in 2020 compared to 2019. Excluding the unfavorable FX impact of $182 million, primarily in South America, this decrease was driven by:
  • •$140 million in US and Utilities mainly driven by a decrease in energy pass-through rates and lower demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic in El Salvador, lower regulated rates as a result of the changes in DP&L's ESP, lower retail sales demand at IPL and DPL primarily due to milder weather and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, and decreased capacity sales, at Southland due to unit retirements, and at DPL due to the sale and closure of generation facilities. These decreases were partially offset by increased capacity sales at Southland Energy due to the commencement of the PPAs; and
  • •$88 million in MCAC mainly driven by lower generation and volume pass-through fuel revenue in Mexico, the disconnection of the Estrella del Mar I power barge from the grid in Panama, and lower market prices, spot sales and demand in both the Dominican Republic and at the Colon combined cycle facility in Panama. These decreases were partially offset by higher LNG sales in the Dominican Republic, driven by the Eastern Pipeline COD in 2020.
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