Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 50 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) - 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

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (Great Plains Energy) is a regulated public utilities holding company that generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity and steam. The company generates electricity using various fuel sources such as coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and wind. It provides regulated electric services to residential, commercial firms, industrial, municipalities and other electric utilities in Missouri and Kansas through its subsidiaries Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO); and regulated steam services to few consumers in the St. Joseph, Missouri area through GMO. Great Plains Energy is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, the US.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated Key Recent Developments

Feb 24, 2016: Great Plains Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Results; Announces 2016 Earnings Guidance and Long-Term Earnings and Dividend Growth Targets
Nov 05, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results
Aug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results
Aug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy & KCP&L Announce Executive Changes
Jun 10, 2015: Eight Utilities and Energy Companies Announce Plans for Critical Transmission Equipment Service Company

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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
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Facts 6
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Employees 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Employee Biographies 8
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Major Products and Services 9
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - History 10
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Company Statement 12
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 - Company Analysis 15
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Business Description 15
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Strengths 16
Strength - Broad and Diverse Customer Base 16
Strength - Power Purchase Agreements 16
Strength - Business Model: Vertically-Integrated 16
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 17
Weakness - Substantial Debt 17
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Prospects for Growth in Demand for Electricity: the US 18
Opportunity - Infrastructure Expansion and Enhancement Investments 18
Opportunity - Growth in Demand for Wind Energy: the US 18
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Threats 19
Threat - Environmental Regulations 19
Threat - Competition 19
Threat - Transmission Network Safety 19
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 23
Financial Performance 23
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25
Section 4 - Company's Power Financial Deals and Alliances 26
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 26
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 27
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Recent Deals Summary 28
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 29
Feb 24, 2016: Great Plains Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Results; Announces 2016 Earnings Guidance and Long-Term Earnings and Dividend Growth Targets 29
Nov 05, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results 32
Aug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results 34
Aug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy & KCP&L Announce Executive Changes 37
Jun 10, 2015: Eight Utilities and Energy Companies Announce Plans for Critical Transmission Equipment Service Company 38
May 07, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 39
Feb 25, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results for 2014 41
Feb 10, 2015: Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends 44
Jan 21, 2015: Great Plains Energy Announces Schedule for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Earnings 45
Section 6 - Appendix 46
Methodology 46
Ratio Definitions 46
About GlobalData 50
Contact Us 50
Disclaimer 50

List of Tables
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Facts 6
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Employees 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Employee Biographies 8
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Major Products and Services 9
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, History 10
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Subsidiaries 14
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Competitors 20
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Ratios based on current share price 21
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Annual Ratios 22
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Interim Ratios 24
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 26
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 27
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Recent Deals Summary 28
Currency Codes 46
Capital Market Ratios 46
Equity Ratios 47
Profitability Ratios 47
Cost Ratios 48
Liquidity Ratios 48
Leverage Ratios 49
Efficiency Ratios 49

List of Figures
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 23
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Ratio Charts 25
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 26
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 27


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