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FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) - 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.HighlightsFirstEnergy Corp. (FirstEnergy) is a diversified energy company. The company, through its subsidiaries generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity. The company, with its 10 regulated distribution companies is one of the largest investor-owned electric systems in the US. The major electricity generating assets of the company include coal-fired plants, nuclear plants, pumped-storage hydroelectric plants, oil/gas-fired plants and, wind and solar facilities. Its electric transmission system dispatches power from generating facilities and substations to the local distribution networks that serve its region's homes and businesses. FirstEnergy serves residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company, together with its regulated distribution companies, principally operates in the US. FirstEnergy is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the US.FirstEnergy Corp. Key Recent DevelopmentsMar 19, 2015: Projects Planned in West Penn Power Service Area in 2015 Will Help Strengthen Electric SystemMar 19, 2015: Projects Planned in Penn Power Service Area in 2015 Will Help Strengthen Electric SystemMar 17, 2015: Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton Elected to FirstEnergy Board of Directors; Catherine Rein and Wes Taylor to Retire from BoardMar 10, 2015: $120 Million will be Spent in 2015 in the Toledo Edison Service Area to Strengthen Electric Service: FirstEnergyMar 10, 2015: $383 Million will be Spent in 2015 in the Ohio Edison Service Area to Strengthen Electric System: FirstEnergyKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6FirstEnergy Corp. - Key Facts 6FirstEnergy Corp. - Key Employees 7FirstEnergy Corp. - Key Employee Biographies 9FirstEnergy Corp. - Major Products and Services 10FirstEnergy Corp., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 11FirstEnergy Corp. - Key Operational Summary 12FirstEnergy Corp. - History 13FirstEnergy Corp. - Company Statement 18FirstEnergy Corp. - Locations And Subsidiaries 21Head Office 21Other Locations & Subsidiaries 21Section 2 – Company Analysis 23FirstEnergy Corp. - Business Description 23FirstEnergy Corp. - Corporate Strategy 24FirstEnergy Corp. - SWOT Analysis 25SWOT Analysis - Overview 25FirstEnergy Corp. - Strengths 25Strength - Research and Development Activities 25Strength - Operational Structure 25Strength - Vertically Integrated Business 25FirstEnergy Corp. - Weaknesses 26Weakness - Declining CES Segment Performance 26Weakness - Decline in Profitability 26FirstEnergy Corp. - Opportunities 27Opportunity - Capital Intensive Initiatives 27Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: US Market 27Opportunity - Business Initiatives 27FirstEnergy Corp. - Threats 28Threat - Operational Issues 28Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices 28Threat - Stringent Regulatory Environment 28FirstEnergy Corp. - Key Competitors 29Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 31Performance Chart 32Financial Performance 32Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 35FirstEnergy Corp., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35FirstEnergy Corp., Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36FirstEnergy Corp., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37FirstEnergy Corp., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38FirstEnergy Corp., Recent Deals Summary 39Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 40Mar 19, 2015: Projects Planned in West Penn Power Service Area in 2015 Will Help Strengthen Electric System 40Mar 17, 2015: Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton Elected to FirstEnergy Board of Directors; Catherine Rein and Wes Taylor to Retire from Board 42Mar 10, 2015: $120 Million will be Spent in 2015 in the Toledo Edison Service Area to Strengthen Electric Service: FirstEnergy 43Mar 10, 2015: $383 Million will be Spent in 2015 in the Ohio Edison Service Area to Strengthen Electric System: FirstEnergy 44Mar 10, 2015: $281 Million will be Spent in 2015 in The Illuminating Company Service Area to Strengthen Electric System: FirstEnergy 45Mar 04, 2015: First Energy to upgrade substation in Madison Township, Ohio 46Mar 02, 2015: $128 Million Will Be Spent in 2015 in the Potomac Edison Service Area to Strengthen Electric System: FirstEnergy 47Mar 02, 2015: $225 Million Will Be Spent in 2015 in the Mon Power Service Area to Strengthen Electric System: FirstEnergy 48Feb 17, 2015: FirstEnergy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results 49Feb 17, 2015: Anthony J. Alexander Concludes 43 Years of Service at FirstEnergy 50Section 6 – Appendix 51Methodology 51Ratio Definitions 51About GlobalData 55Contact Us 55Disclaimer 55List of TablesFirstEnergy Corp., Key Facts 6FirstEnergy Corp., Key Employees 7FirstEnergy Corp., Key Employee Biographies 9FirstEnergy Corp., Major Products and Services 10FirstEnergy Corp., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11FirstEnergy Corp., Key Operational Summary, 2011 12FirstEnergy Corp., History 13FirstEnergy Corp., Subsidiaries 21FirstEnergy Corp., Key Competitors 29FirstEnergy Corp., Ratios based on current share price 30FirstEnergy Corp., Annual Ratios 31FirstEnergy Corp., Interim Ratios 33FirstEnergy Corp., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35FirstEnergy Corp., Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36FirstEnergy Corp., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37FirstEnergy Corp., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38FirstEnergy Corp., Recent Deals Summary 39Currency Codes 51Units 51Capital Market Ratios 51Equity Ratios 52Profitability Ratios 52Cost Ratios 53Liquidity Ratios 53Leverage Ratios 54Efficiency Ratios 54List of FiguresFirstEnergy Corp., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11FirstEnergy Corp., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 32FirstEnergy Corp., Ratio Charts 34FirstEnergy Corp., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35FirstEnergy Corp., Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36FirstEnergy Corp., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37FirstEnergy Corp., Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38