Company Quick10K Filing
Quick10K
AES
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$17.83 662 $11,810
10-K 2018-12-31 Annual: 2018-12-31
10-Q 2018-09-30 Quarter: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-06-30 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-03-31 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-K 2017-12-31 Annual: 2017-12-31
10-Q 2017-09-30 Quarter: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-06-30 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-03-31 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-K 2016-12-31 Annual: 2016-12-31
10-Q 2016-09-30 Quarter: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-06-30 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-03-31 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-K 2015-12-31 Annual: 2015-12-31
10-Q 2015-09-30 Quarter: 2015-09-30
10-Q 2015-06-30 Quarter: 2015-06-30
10-Q 2015-03-31 Quarter: 2015-03-31
10-K 2014-12-31 Annual: 2014-12-31
10-Q 2014-09-30 Quarter: 2014-09-30
10-Q 2014-06-30 Quarter: 2014-06-30
10-Q 2014-03-31 Quarter: 2014-03-31
10-K 2013-12-31 Annual: 2013-12-31
8-K 2019-04-18 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2019-02-26 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2019-02-22 Officers
8-K 2018-11-05 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-01 Officers
8-K 2018-08-07 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-04-19 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2018-03-21 Shareholder Rights, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-15 Shareholder Rights, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-01 Enter Agreement, Exhibits
8-K 2018-01-30 Officers
8-K 2018-01-17 Officers
8-K 2018-01-16 Earnings, Other Events
IEX IDEX 11,810
IDA Idacorp 4,910
XIN Xinyuan Real Estate 300
WTER Alkaline Water 62
AIRT Air T 57
ISDR Issuer Direct 48
SINC Sincerity Applied Materials Holdings 0
VSAR Versartis 0
CAT9 CAT9 0
BRFH Barfresh 0
AES 2018-12-31
Part I
Item 1. Business
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
Item 2. Properties
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Part II
Item 5. Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
Item 9B. Other Information
Part III
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
Item 11. Executive Compensation
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions, and Director Independence
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services
Part IV
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedule
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EX-23.1 aes12312018exhibit231.htm
EX-24 aes12312018exhibit24.htm
EX-31.1 aes12312018exhibit311.htm
EX-31.2 aes12312018exhibit312.htm
EX-32.1 aes12312018exhibit321.htm
EX-32.2 aes12312018exhibit322.htm

AES Earnings 2018-12-31

AES 10K Annual Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-K
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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2018
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TRANSITION REPORT FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 1-12291
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THE AES CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
54 1163725
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
4300 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Virginia
 
22203
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (703) 522-1315
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
 
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
 
New York Stock Exchange
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes  x    No  o
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15 (d) of the Act. Yes  x    No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   Yes  x    No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).   Yes  x    No  o
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  x
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer x
 
Accelerated filer ¨
 
Smaller reporting company ¨
 
Emerging growth company ¨
 
Non-accelerated filer ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes  o     No  x
The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates on June 29, 2018, the last business day of the Registrant's most recently completed second fiscal quarter (based on the adjusted closing sale price of $13.05 of the Registrant's Common Stock, as reported by the New York Stock Exchange on such date) was approximately $8.63 billion.
The number of shares outstanding of Registrant's Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, on February 21, 2019 was 662,358,244.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Portions of Registrant's Proxy Statement for its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders are incorporated by reference in Parts II and III
 





THE AES CORPORATION FISCAL YEAR 2018 FORM 10-K
TABLE OF CONTENTS





GLOSSARY OF TERMS
The following terms and abbreviations appear in the text of this report and have the definitions indicated below:
Adjusted EPS
Adjusted Earnings Per Share, a non-GAAP measure
Adjusted PTC
Adjusted Pre-tax Contribution, a non-GAAP measure of operating performance
AES
The Parent Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates
AOCI
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
AOCL
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
ASC
Accounting Standards Codification
ASEP
National Authority of Public Services
BACT
Best Available Control Technology
BART
Best Available Retrofit Technology
BOT
Build, Operate and Transfer
BTA
Best Technology Available
CAA
United States Clean Air Act
CAMMESA
Wholesale Electric Market Administrator in Argentina
CCGT
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine
CCR
Coal Combustion Residuals, which includes bottom ash, fly ash and air pollution control wastes generated at coal-fired generation plant sites.
CDPQ
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebéc
CEN
Coordinador Electrico Nacional
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CFE
Federal Electricity Commission
CHP
Combined Heat and Power
COFINS
Contribuição para o Financiamento da Seguridade Social
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
COSO
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission
CP
Capacity Performance
CPI
United States Consumer Price Index
CPP
Clean Power Plan
CRES
Competitive Retail Electric Service
CSAPR
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
CTNG
Compañia Transmisora del Norte Grande
CWA
U.S. Clean Water Act
DG Comp
Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission
DP&L
The Dayton Power & Light Company
DPL
DPL Inc.
DPLER
DPL Energy Resources, Inc.
DPP
Dominican Power Partners
EBITDA
Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization
EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPC
Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
ERCOT
Electric Reliability Council of Texas
ESP
Electric Security Plan
EU
European Union
EURIBOR
Euro Inter Bank Offered Rate
EUSGU
Electric Utility Steam Generating Unit
EVN
Electricity of Vietnam
FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FERC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FONINVEMEM
Fund for the Investment Needed to Increase the Supply of Electricity in the Wholesale Market
FPA
Federal Power Act
FX
Foreign Exchange
GAAP
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States
GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation
GHG
Greenhouse Gas
GILTI
Global Intangible Low Taxed Income
GRIDCO
Grid Corporation of Odisha Ltd.
GWh
Gigawatt Hours
HLBV
Hypothetical Liquidation Book Value
IDEM
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
ITC
Imputed Tax Credit
IPALCO
IPALCO Enterprises, Inc.

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IPL
Indiana, Indianapolis Power & Light Company
IPP
Independent Power Producers
I-SEM
Integrated Single Electricity Market
ISO
Independent System Operator
IURC
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
LIBOR
London Inter Bank Offered Rate
LNG
Liquefied Natural Gas
MATS
Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
MISO
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
MRE
Energy Reallocation Mechanism
MW
Megawatts
MWh
Megawatt Hours
NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NCI
Noncontrolling Interest
NCRE
Non-Conventional Renewable Energy
NEK
Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania (state-owned electricity public supplier in Bulgaria)
NEPCO
National Electric Power Company
NERC
North American Electric Reliability Corporation
NM
Not Meaningful
NOV
Notice of Violation
NOX
Nitrogen Dioxide
NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NSPS
New Source Performance Standards
O&M
Operations and Maintenance
OERC
Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission
ONS
National System Operator
OPGC
Odisha Power Generation Corporation, Ltd.
OTC Policy
Statewide Water Quality Control Policy on the Use of Coastal and Estuarine Waters for Power Plant Cooling
Parent Company
The AES Corporation
PCU
Performance Cash Units
Pet Coke
Petroleum Coke
PIS
Partially Integrated System
PJM
PJM Interconnection, LLC
PM
Particulate Matter
PPA
Power Purchase Agreement
PREPA
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
PSD
Prevention of Significant Deterioration
PSU
Performance Stock Unit
PUCO
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
PURPA
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
QF
Qualifying Facility
RMRR
Routine Maintenance, Repair and Replacement
RSU
Restricted Stock Unit
RTO
Regional Transmission Organization
SADI
Argentine Interconnected System
SBU
Strategic Business Unit
SCE
Southern California Edison
SEC
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
SEM
Single Electricity Market
SEN
Sistema Electrico Nacional
SIC
Central Interconnected Electricity System
SIN