Comparing of DTE Energy Company (DTE) and The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) – The FinHeadLines

As Electric Utilities companies, DTE Energy Company (NYSE:DTE) and The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) are our subject to compare. And more specifically their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DTE Energy Company 14.21B 1.52 1.12B 7.43 16.06
The AES Corporation 10.76B 1.06 200.00M 0.36 44.17

Table 1 demonstrates DTE Energy Company and The AES Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. The AES Corporation appears to has lower revenue and earnings than DTE Energy Company. Company that currently has a lower P/E ratio means that it is the more affordable of the two businesses. DTE Energy Company’s shares have been trading at lower P/E ratio which means it is currently more affordable than The AES Corporation.


Table 2 shows DTE Energy Company and The AES Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DTE Energy Company 7.88% 12.3% 3.5%
The AES Corporation 1.86% 0% 0%

Volatility and Risk

DTE Energy Company’s volatility measures that it’s 89.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 due to its 0.11 beta. The AES Corporation’s 2.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 volatility due to the company’s 0.98 beta.


DTE Energy Company’s Current Ratio is 1.5 while its Quick Ratio is 1.1. On the competitive side is, The AES Corporation which has a 1.2 Current Ratio and a 1.1 Quick Ratio. DTE Energy Company is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to The AES Corporation.


$3.59 per share with a dividend yield of 3.03% is the annual dividend that DTE Energy Company pay. The dividend yield for The AES Corporation is 2.96% while its annual dividend payout is $0.51 per share.

Analyst Ratings

DTE Energy Company and The AES Corporation Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
DTE Energy Company 1 3 0 2.75
The AES Corporation 0 1 0 2.00

The average target price of DTE Energy Company is $116.75, with potential downside of -1.92%. Meanwhile, The AES Corporation’s average target price is $14.5, while its potential downside is -15.50%. The results provided earlier shows that DTE Energy Company appears more favorable than The AES Corporation, based on analyst belief.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

DTE Energy Company and The AES Corporation has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 75.8% and 98.5%. About 0.2% of DTE Energy Company’s share are held by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, held 0.2% of The AES Corporation shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
DTE Energy Company -0.36% 2.73% 5.21% 25.99% 3.68% 9%
The AES Corporation 1.81% 1.09% 19.29% 22.92% 47.38% 45.61%

For the past year DTE Energy Company was less bullish than The AES Corporation.


On 15 of the 17 factors DTE Energy Company beats The AES Corporation.

DTE Energy Company engages in the utility operations. The companyÂ’s Electric segment generates, purchases, distributes, and sells electricity to approximately 2.2 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southeastern Michigan. It generates electricity through fossil-fuel, hydroelectric pumped storage, and nuclear plants, as well as wind and other renewable assets. This segment owns and operates approximately 690 distribution substations and 438,000 line transformers. Its Gas segment engages in the purchase, storage, transportation, distribution, and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.3 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Michigan, as well as the sale of storage and transportation capacity. This segment has approximately 19,000 miles of distribution mains; 1,149,000 service pipelines; and 1,297,000 active meters, as well as owns approximately 2,000 miles of transmission pipelines. The companyÂ’s Gas Storage and Pipelines segment owns natural gas storage fields, and lateral and gathering pipeline systems, as well as has ownership interests in interstate pipelines serving the Midwest, Ontario, and northeast markets. Its Power and Industrial Projects segment provides metallurgical coke; pulverized coal and petroleum coke to the steel, pulp and paper, and other industries; and power, steam, chilled water, and wastewater treatment services, as well as supplies compressed air to industrial customers. This segment also owns and operates 4 renewable generating plants with a capacity of 191 MWs; and 11 reduced emissions fuel facilities, as well as develops landfill gas recovery systems. The companyÂ’s Energy Trading segment engages in power and gas marketing and trading; structured transactions; and the optimization of contracted natural gas pipeline transportation and storage positions. DTE Energy Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

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 to generate electricity, including hydro, coal/ petroleum coke, oil, gas/diesel, biomass, solar, wind, energy storage, and landfill gas. The company owns and/or operates a generation portfolio of approximately 30,379 megawatts. It has operations in the United States, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Applied Energy Services, Inc. and changed its name to The AES Corporation in April 2000. The AES Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.


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