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Cleco Corporation (CNL) - 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.HighlightsCleco Corporation (Cleco) is a public utility holding company. Through its subsidiary, Cleco Power LLC (Cleco Power), it carries out the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Mississippi and Louisiana. The company caters to about 286,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business, and it supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Power has ownership interest in six steam electric generating stations, three combined cycle units, and one gas turbine Cleco is headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, the US.Cleco Corporation Key Recent DevelopmentsApr 14, 2016: Amec Foster to supply power island for Cleco in USMar 08, 2016: Cleco and North American-led Investor Group request rehearing from state regulators regarding saleOct 28, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports 2015 third quarter operational earnings of $0.92 per diluted shareJul 27, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports 2015 second quarter operational earnings of $0.53 per diluted shareApr 28, 2015: Cleco nears completion of power restoration efforts after damaging storms impact systemKey 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 6Cleco Corporation - Key Facts 6Cleco Corporation - Key Employees 7Cleco Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8Cleco Corporation - Major Products and Services 9Cleco Corporation - Key Operational Summary 10Cleco Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 10Cleco Corporation - History 11Cleco Corporation - Company Statement 14Cleco Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 15Head Office 15Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15Section 2 - Company Analysis 17Cleco Corporation - Business Description 17Cleco Corporation - Corporate Strategy 18Cleco Corporation - SWOT Analysis 19SWOT Analysis - Overview 19Cleco Corporation - Strengths 19Strength - Cost Efficiency 19Strength - Broad and Diverse Customer Base 19Strength - Business Model: Integrated Operations 19Cleco Corporation - Weaknesses 20Weakness - Working Capital Surplus 20Cleco Corporation - Opportunities 21Opportunity - Capacity Expansion Projects 21Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: the US 21Cleco Corporation - Threats 22Threat - Competition 22Threat - Clean Power Plan by EPA: the US 22Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices 22Cleco Corporation - Key Competitors 23Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25Performance Chart 26Financial Performance 26Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28Section 4 - Company's Power Financial Deals and Alliances 29Cleco Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 29Cleco Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 30Cleco Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 32Apr 14, 2016: Amec Foster to supply power island for Cleco in US 32Mar 08, 2016: Cleco and North American-led Investor Group request rehearing from state regulators regarding sale 33Oct 28, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports 2015 third quarter operational earnings of $0.92 per diluted share 34Jul 27, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports 2015 second quarter operational earnings of $0.53 per diluted share 37Apr 28, 2015: Cleco nears completion of power restoration efforts after damaging storms impact system 40Apr 28, 2015: Cleco Corporation posts 2015 first quarter operational earnings of $0.46 per diluted share 41Feb 27, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports full-year 2014 operational earnings of $2.74 per diluted share 42Jan 29, 2015: Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend 44Jan 06, 2015: Cleco provides residents with energysaving tips for cold weather 45Section 6 - Appendix 46Methodology 46Ratio Definitions 46About GlobalData 50Contact Us 50Disclaimer 50List of TablesCleco Corporation, Key Facts 6Cleco Corporation, Key Employees 7Cleco Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8Cleco Corporation, Major Products and Services 9Cleco Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10Cleco Corporation, History 11Cleco Corporation, Other Locations 15Cleco Corporation, Subsidiaries 15Cleco Corporation, Key Competitors 23Cleco Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 24Cleco Corporation, Annual Ratios 25Cleco Corporation, Interim Ratios 27Cleco Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 29Cleco Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 30Cleco Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31Currency Codes 46Capital Market Ratios 46Equity Ratios 47Profitability Ratios 47Cost Ratios 48Liquidity Ratios 48Leverage Ratios 49Efficiency Ratios 49List of FiguresCleco Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10Cleco Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 26Cleco Corporation, Ratio Charts 28Cleco Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 29Cleco Corporation, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 30