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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.HighlightsGreat 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 DevelopmentsFeb 24, 2016: Great Plains Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Results; Announces 2016 Earnings Guidance and Long-Term Earnings and Dividend Growth TargetsNov 05, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Third Quarter 2015 ResultsAug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Second Quarter 2015 ResultsAug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy & KCP&L Announce Executive ChangesJun 10, 2015: Eight Utilities and Energy Companies Announce Plans for Critical Transmission Equipment Service CompanyKey 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 2 List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Facts 6Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Employees 7Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Employee Biographies 8Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Major Products and Services 9Great Plains Energy Incorporated - History 10Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Company Statement 12Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Locations And Subsidiaries 14Head Office 14Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14Section 2 - Company Analysis 15Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Business Description 15Great Plains Energy Incorporated - SWOT Analysis 16SWOT Analysis - Overview 16Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Strengths 16Strength - Broad and Diverse Customer Base 16Strength - Power Purchase Agreements 16Strength - Business Model: Vertically-Integrated 16Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Weaknesses 17Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 17Weakness - Substantial Debt 17Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Opportunities 18Opportunity - Prospects for Growth in Demand for Electricity: the US 18Opportunity - Infrastructure Expansion and Enhancement Investments 18Opportunity - Growth in Demand for Wind Energy: the US 18Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Threats 19Threat - Environmental Regulations 19Threat - Competition 19Threat - Transmission Network Safety 19Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Key Competitors 20Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 21Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22Performance Chart 23Financial Performance 23Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25Section 4 - Company's Power Financial Deals and Alliances 26Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 26Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 27Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Recent Deals Summary 28Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 29Feb 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 29Nov 05, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results 32Aug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results 34Aug 06, 2015: Great Plains Energy & KCP&L Announce Executive Changes 37Jun 10, 2015: Eight Utilities and Energy Companies Announce Plans for Critical Transmission Equipment Service Company 38May 07, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 39Feb 25, 2015: Great Plains Energy Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results for 2014 41Feb 10, 2015: Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends 44Jan 21, 2015: Great Plains Energy Announces Schedule for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Earnings 45Section 6 - Appendix 46Methodology 46Ratio Definitions 46About GlobalData 50Contact Us 50Disclaimer 50List of TablesGreat Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Facts 6Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Employees 7Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Employee Biographies 8Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Major Products and Services 9Great Plains Energy Incorporated, History 10Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Subsidiaries 14Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Competitors 20Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Ratios based on current share price 21Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Annual Ratios 22Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Interim Ratios 24Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 26Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 27Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Recent Deals Summary 28Currency Codes 46Capital Market Ratios 46Equity Ratios 47Profitability Ratios 47Cost Ratios 48Liquidity Ratios 48Leverage Ratios 49Efficiency Ratios 49List of FiguresGreat Plains Energy Incorporated, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 23Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Ratio Charts 25Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 26Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 27