Hafslund ASA (HNB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 40 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Hafslund ASA (HNB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Hafslund ASA (Hafslund) is an integrated power company. It produces electricity in Norway, and sells and distributes electricity in Norway, Finland and Sweden. It mainly generates electricity from hydropower plants. The company also produces heat using residual waste, biomass, and heat pumps, and distributes and sells district heating to commercial and public buildings, local housing cooperatives, and individual homes in the Oslo and Akershus region. The company operates one of the electric grid in the Nordic region. Hafslund is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

As part of growth strategy, the company focuses on streamlining its grid operations for achieving operational efficiency and cost savings. It also intends to add new customers in the district heating and power segments in view of increasing energy demand.

Hafslund ASA Key Recent Developments

Nov 08, 2013: Hafslund - Volume in October 2013
Oct 24, 2013: Hafslund – Third quarter 2013: Improvement in results and capital release
Oct 08, 2013: Hafslund - Volume in September 2013
Sep 10, 2013: Hafslund - Volume in July and August 2013
Jul 10, 2013: Hafslund — Second-quarter 2013: Operating profit growth and capital freed up

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Hafslund ASA - Key Facts 6
Hafslund ASA - Key Employees 7
Hafslund ASA - Key Employee Biographies 8
Hafslund ASA - Major Products and Services 9
Hafslund ASA - History 10
Hafslund ASA - Company Statement 13
Hafslund ASA - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 16
Hafslund ASA - Business Description 16
Business Description - Heat 16
Heat - Overview 16
Heat - Production 16
Heat - Financials 16
Business Description - Markets 16
Markets - Overview 16
Markets - Financials 16
Business Description - Networks 17
Networks - Overview 17
Networks - Financials 17
Business Description - Other Business 17
Other Business - Overview 17
Other Business - Financials 17
Business Description - Production 17
Production - Overview 17
Production - Production 17
Production - Financials 17
Hafslund ASA - Corporate Strategy 18
Hafslund ASA - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Hafslund ASA - Strengths 19
Strength - Established Customer Base 19
Strength - Integrated Business Model 19
Strength - Strong Market Position 19
Hafslund ASA - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Business Performance: Heat Segment 20
Hafslund ASA - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Growing Importance of Renewable Energy 21
Opportunity - Rising Electricity Demand: Norway 21
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 21
Hafslund ASA - Threats 22
Threat - Change in Regulatory Environment 22
Threat - Decrease in Water Levels 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Hafslund ASA - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 29
Hafslund ASA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Hafslund ASA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Hafslund ASA, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Nov 10, 2014: Hafslund - Volume in October 2014 32
Oct 22, 2014: Hafslund - Result Q3 2014 - Stable operations - Result impacted by extraordinary impairment 33
Jul 10, 2014: Hafslund - Result for 2Q 2014 - Result (EBITDA) up 10 percent on previous year 34
May 08, 2014: Hafslund - Result for Q1 2014: Historically strong result 35
Section 6 – Appendix 36
Methodology 36
Ratio Definitions 36
About GlobalData 40
Contact Us 40
Disclaimer 40

List of Tables

Hafslund ASA, Key Facts 6
Hafslund ASA, Key Employees 7
Hafslund ASA, Key Employee Biographies 8
Hafslund ASA, Major Products and Services 9
Hafslund ASA, History 10
Hafslund ASA, Subsidiaries 14
Hafslund ASA, Key Competitors 23
Hafslund ASA, Ratios based on current share price 24
Hafslund ASA, Annual Ratios 25
Hafslund ASA, Interim Ratios 27
Hafslund ASA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Hafslund ASA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Hafslund ASA, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 36
Capital Market Ratios 36
Equity Ratios 37
Profitability Ratios 37
Cost Ratios 38
Liquidity Ratios 38
Leverage Ratios 39
Efficiency Ratios 39

List of Figures

Hafslund ASA, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
Hafslund ASA, Ratio Charts 28
Hafslund ASA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Hafslund ASA, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30


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