-The market capitalization is the market value of the company. It is the sum of the value of all outstanding shares.
-Total revenue in the last quarter.
-Net income is all revenues minus all expenses including taxes and interest in the last quarter.
-Earnings per share is the amount of net income that is attributed to each single share outstanding.
-Dividends per share is the amount of dividends paid out to the shareholder of a single share in the last 12 months. The percentage indicates the ratio of the company's annual dividend compared to its current price per share (stock price).
-The price-earnings ratio is the ratio between the price per share (stock price) and the earnings per share. It indicates the percentage of the price per share (stock price) that is generated in earnings in the last 12 months.
-Earnings before interest expenses and taxes in the last quarter.
-The number of full time employees.
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.