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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
______________________________________________________________________________________________
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2021
or
TRANSITION REPORT 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 ClassTrading Symbol(s)Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
AES
New York Stock Exchange
Corporate UnitsAESCNew York Stock Exchange
______________________________________________________________________________________________
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  No 
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  No 
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
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  No 
______________________________________________________________________________________________
The number of shares outstanding of Registrant’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, on November 1, 2021 was 666,713,829.




The AES Corporation
Form 10-Q for the Quarterly Period ended September 30, 2021
Table of Contents
ITEM 1.
ITEM 2.
ITEM 3.
ITEM 4.
ITEM 1.
ITEM 1A.
ITEM 2.
ITEM 3.
ITEM 4.
ITEM 5.
ITEM 6.


1 | The AES Corporation | September 30, 2021 Form 10-Q
Glossary of Terms
The following terms and acronyms appear in the text of this report and have the definitions indicated below:
Adjusted EPSAdjusted Earnings Per Share, a non-GAAP measure
Adjusted PTCAdjusted Pre-tax Contribution, a non-GAAP measure of operating performance
AESThe Parent Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates
AES AndesAES Andes S.A., formerly branded as AES Gener
AES BrasilAES Tietê Energia S.A., formerly branded as AES Tietê
AES IndianaIndianapolis Power & Light Company, formerly branded as IPL. AES Indiana is wholly-owned by IPALCO
AES OhioThe Dayton Power & Light Company, formerly branded as DP&L. AES Ohio is wholly-owned by DPL
AES Renewable HoldingsAES Renewable Holdings, LLC, formerly branded as AES Distributed Energy
AIMCoAlberta Management Investment Corporation
AOCLAccumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
ASCAccounting Standards Codification
ASUAccounting Standards Update
CAAUnited States Clean Air Act
CAMMESAWholesale Electric Market Administrator in Argentina
CCRCoal Combustion Residuals, which includes bottom ash, fly ash and air pollution control wastes generated at coal-fired generation plant sites
CECLCurrent Expected Credit Loss
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
CSAPRCross-State Air Pollution Rule
DPLDPL Inc.
EPAUnited States Environmental Protection Agency
EPCEngineering, Procurement and Construction
EURIBOREuro Interbank Offered Rate
FASBFinancial Accounting Standards Board
FXForeign Exchange
GAAPGenerally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States
GHGGreenhouse Gas
GILTIGlobal Intangible Low Taxed Income
GWGigawatts
GWhGigawatt Hours
HLBVHypothetical Liquidation Book Value
IDEMIndiana Department of Environmental Management
IPALCOIPALCO Enterprises, Inc.
LIBORLondon Interbank Offered Rate
LNGLiquid Natural Gas
MMBtuMillion British Thermal Units
MWMegawatts
MWhMegawatt Hours
NAAQSNational Ambient Air Quality Standards
NCINoncontrolling Interest
NMNot Meaningful
NOVNotice of Violation
NOX
Nitrogen Oxide
OPGCOdisha Power Generation Corporation, Ltd.
OTC PolicyStatewide Water Quality Control Policy on the Use of Coastal and Estuarine Waters for Power Plant Cooling
PPAPower Purchase Agreement
PREPAPuerto Rico Electric Power Authority
PUCOThe Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
RSURestricted Stock Unit
SBUStrategic Business Unit
SECUnited States Securities and Exchange Commission
SO2
Sulfur Dioxide
SWRCBCalifornia State Water Resources Board
TCJATax Cuts and Jobs Act
TDSICTransmission, Distribution, and Storage System Improvement Charge
U.S.United States
USDUnited States Dollar
VATValue-Added Tax
VIEVariable Interest Entity


2 | The AES Corporation | September 30, 2021 Form 10-Q
PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
(in millions, except share and per share amounts)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$1,411 $1,089 
Restricted cash250 297 
Short-term investments170 335 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $9 and $13, respectively
1,400 1,300 
Inventory577 461 
Prepaid expenses133 102 
Other current assets889 726 
Current held-for-sale assets860 1,104 
Total current assets5,690 5,414 
NONCURRENT ASSETS
Property, Plant and Equipment:
Land412 417 
Electric generation, distribution assets and other24,943 26,707 
Accumulated depreciation(8,112)(8,472)
Construction in progress5,545 4,174 
Property, plant and equipment, net22,788 22,826 
Other Assets:
Investments in and advances to affiliates781 835 
Debt service reserves and other deposits313 441 
Goodwill1,110 1,061 
Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $379 and $330, respectively
928 827 
Deferred income taxes314 288 
Other noncurrent assets, net of allowance of $23 and $21, respectively
1,917 1,660 
Noncurrent held-for-sale assets1,189 1,251 
Total other assets6,552 6,363 
TOTAL ASSETS$35,030 $34,603 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts payable$1,015 $1,156 
Accrued interest220 191 
Accrued non-income taxes237 257 
Deferred income84 438 
Accrued and other liabilities1,053 1,223 
Non-recourse debt, including $324 and $336, respectively, related to variable interest entities
1,494 1,430 
Current held-for-sale liabilities555 667 
Total current liabilities4,658 5,362 
NONCURRENT LIABILITIES
Recourse debt3,393 3,446 
Non-recourse debt, including $3,990 and $3,918, respectively, related to variable interest entities
15,124 15,005 
Deferred income taxes1,144 1,100 
Other noncurrent liabilities3,214 3,241 
Noncurrent held-for-sale liabilities799 857 
Total noncurrent liabilities23,674 23,649 
Commitments and Contingencies (see Note 9)
Redeemable stock of subsidiaries934 872 
EQUITY
THE AES CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Preferred stock (without par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 1,043,050 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021)
1,043  
Common stock ($0.01 par value, 1,200,000,000 shares authorized; 818,717,043 issued and 666,713,829 outstanding at September 30, 2021 and 818,398,654 issued and 665,370,128 outstanding at December 31, 2020)
8 8 
Additional paid-in capital7,099 7,561 
Accumulated deficit(457)(680)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(2,365)(2,397)
Treasury stock, at cost (152,003,214 and 153,028,526 shares at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively)
(1,846)(1,858)
Total AES Corporation stockholders’ equity3,482 2,634 
NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS2,282 2,086 
Total equity5,764 4,720 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY$35,030 $34,603 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


3 | The AES Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
(in millions, except share and per share amounts)
Revenue:
Regulated$768 $680 $2,147 $2,016 
Non-Regulated2,268 1,865 6,224 5,084 
Total revenue3,036 2,545 8,371 7,100 
Cost of Sales:
Regulated(644)(548)(1,806)(1,675)
Non-Regulated(1,632)(1,241)(4,413)(3,638)
Total cost of sales(2,276)(1,789)(6,219)(5,313)
Operating margin760 756 2,152 1,787 
General and administrative expenses(39)(41)(130)(119)
Interest expense(242)(290)(669)(741)
Interest income71 64 212 198 
Loss on extinguishment of debt(22)(54)(41)(95)
Other expense(12)(20)(32)(27)
Other income48 6 274 60 
Gain (loss) on disposal and sale of business interests22 (90)81 (117)
Asset impairment expense(29)(849)(1,374)(855)
Foreign currency transaction gains (losses)29 2 (8)20 
Other non-operating expense   (202)
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES AND EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF AFFILIATES586 (516)465 (91)
Income tax benefit (expense)(126)147 (75)(55)
Net equity in earnings (losses) of affiliates25 (112)(15)(106)
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS485 (481)375 (252)
Gain from disposal of discontinued businesses  4 3 
NET INCOME (LOSS)485 (481)379 (249)
Less: Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable stock of subsidiaries(142)148 (156)(23)
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION$343 $(333)$223 $(272)
AMOUNTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION COMMON STOCKHOLDERS:
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax$343 $(333)$219 $(275)
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax  4 3 
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION$343 $(333)$223 $(272)
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE:
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax$0.52 $(0.50)$0.32 $(0.41)
Income from discontinued operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax  0.01  
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION COMMON STOCKHOLDERS$0.52 $(0.50)$0.33 $(0.41)
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE:
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax$0.48 $(0.50)$0.31 $(0.41)
Income from discontinued operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax  0.01  
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION COMMON STOCKHOLDERS$0.48 $(0.50)$0.32 $(0.41)
DILUTED SHARES OUTSTANDING
710 665 700 665 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


4 | The AES Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
(in millions)
NET INCOME (LOSS)$485 $(481)$379 $(249)
Foreign currency translation activity:
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of $0 income tax for all periods
(58)30 (89)(105)
Reclassification to earnings, net of $0 income tax for all periods
 80 3 78 
Total foreign currency translation adjustments(58)110 (86)(27)
Derivative activity:
Change in derivative fair value, net of income tax benefit (expense) of $2, $(8), $(17), and $139, respectively
(6)23 62 (471)
Reclassification to earnings, net of income tax expense of $10, $10, $23, and $24, respectively
30 27 79 84 
Total change in fair value of derivatives24 50 141 (387)
Pension activity:
Change in pension adjustments due to net actuarial gain (loss) for the period, net of income tax expense of $1, $0, $1, and $0, respectively
(1) (1) 
Reclassification to earnings, net of income tax benefit (expense) of $1, $0, $0, and $(1), respectively
4 1 5 1 
Total pension adjustments3