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AES is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Co. operates a portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses. Co. has two lines of business: generation, where Co. owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries; and utilities, where Co. 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 within a defined service area. In certain circumstances, Co.'s utilities also generate and sell electricity on the wholesale market. According to our AES stock split history records, AES has had 4 splits.
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AES (AES) has 4 splits in our AES stock split history database. The first split for AES took place on February 01, 1994. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of AES owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 1500 share position following the split. AES's second split took place on August 29, 1997. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AES owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1500 share position pre-split, became a 3000 share position following the split. AES's third split took place on June 02, 2000. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AES owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 3000 share position pre-split, became a 6000 share position following the split. AES's 4th split took place on March 04, 1994. This was a 103 for 100 split, meaning for each 100 shares of AES owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 103 shares. For example, a 6000 share position pre-split, became a 6180 share position following the split.

When a company such as AES splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. Looking at the AES stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 6180 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into AES shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of AES, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete AES stock split history. AES split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 01/23/2008
End date: 01/22/2018
Start price/share: $18.12
End price/share: $11.38
Starting shares: 551.88
Ending shares: 638.48
Dividends reinvested/share: $1.72
Total return: -27.34%
Average Annual Total Return: -3.14%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $7,267.23
Years: 10.01
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 01/23/2008
End date: 01/22/2018
Start price/share: $18.12
End price/share: $11.38
Dividends collected/share: $1.72
Total return: -27.70%
Average Annual Total Return: -3.19%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $7,229.78
Years: 10.01
Date Ratio
02/01/19943 for 2
08/29/19972 for 1
06/02/20002 for 1
03/04/1994103 for 100
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