Drax Group plc (DRX) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2016 |    No of Pages: 49 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Drax Group plc (DRX) - 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

Drax Group plc (Drax) is a power utility that generates, wholesales, and retails electricity; and distributes wood pellets. The company generates electricity from coal and biomass. It wholesales electricity to national distribution grid and retails through the subsidiary Haven Power. Drax sources and supplies biomass and coal. The company owns and operates Drax power station at Selby. It sources biomass pellets from the US, Canada, Latvia, Estonia, Portugal, the UK, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Spain, and South Africa; and biomass compressed wood pellet production facilities and processing facilities in the US. Drax is headquartered in Selby, England, the UK.

Drax Group plc  Key Recent Developments

Feb 29, 2016: Drax Group: Directorate Change
Feb 23, 2016: Drax Group preliminary results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2015
Feb 23, 2016: Drax looks to shut down coal-fired stations due to low gas prices
Feb 16, 2016: Consumers could save £2 billion if green light given for reform of energy generation auctions
Jan 26, 2016: Drax CfD - Further Details of EC Formal Investigation

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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
Drax Group plc - Key Facts  6
Drax Group plc - Key Employees  7
Drax Group plc - Key Employee Biographies  8
Drax Group plc - Major Products and Services  9
Drax Group plc - History  10
Drax Group plc - Company Statement  13
Drax Group plc - Locations And Subsidiaries  15
Head Office  15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  15
Affiliate  16
Section 2 – Company Analysis  17
Drax Group plc - Business Description  17
Drax Group plc - Corporate Strategy  18
Drax Group plc - SWOT Analysis  19
SWOT Analysis - Overview  19
Drax Group plc - Strengths  19
Strength - Sustainable Biomass Partnership  19
Strength - Integrated Operations  19
Strength - Boosted Over Fire Air Technology  19
Drax Group plc - Weaknesses  20
Weakness - Operating Profitability  20
Weakness - Costlier Energy Sources  20
Drax Group plc - Opportunities  21
Opportunity - Favorable Renewable Policies: European Union  21
Opportunity - Biopower Generation  21
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives  21
Drax Group plc - Threats  22
Threat - Wholesale Market Risks  22
Threat - Raw Material Cost Fluctuation  22
Threat - Environmental Laws and Regulations  22
Drax Group plc - Key Competitors  23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  25
Performance Chart  27
Financial Performance  27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  29
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances  30
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  30
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  31
Drax Group plc, Recent Deals Summary  32
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments  33
Feb 29, 2016: Drax Group: Directorate Change  33
Feb 23, 2016: Drax Group preliminary results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2015  34
Feb 23, 2016: Drax looks to shut down coal-fired stations due to low gas prices  36
Feb 16, 2016: Consumers could save £2 billion if green light given for reform of energy generation auctions  37
Jan 26, 2016: Drax CfD - Further Details of EC Formal Investigation  38
Nov 24, 2015: Drax Group plc: Trading Update  39
Nov 16, 2015: Capula successfully commissions first soot blower control system at Drax  40
Nov 11, 2015: Drax Group plc: Directorate Changes  41
Sep 25, 2015: Drax announces plan to end further investment in White Rose Carbon Capture & Storage project  42
Sep 02, 2015: Infinis And Drax Announce Initiate proceedings for a judicial review of the notice period for the removal of the Climate Change Levy  43
Section 6 – Appendix  44
Methodology  44
Ratio Definitions  44
About GlobalData  48
Contact Us  48
Disclaimer  48

List of Tables
Drax Group plc, Key Facts  6
Drax Group plc, Key Employees  7
Drax Group plc, Key Employee Biographies  8
Drax Group plc, Major Products and Services  9
Drax Group plc, History  10
Drax Group plc, Subsidiaries  15
Drax Group plc, Affiliate  16
Drax Group plc, Key Competitors  23
Drax Group plc, Ratios based on current share price  24
Drax Group plc, Annual Ratios  25
Drax Group plc, Interim Ratios  28
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  30
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  31
Drax Group plc, Recent Deals Summary  32
Currency Codes  44
Units  44
Capital Market Ratios  44
Equity Ratios  45
Profitability Ratios  45
Cost Ratios  46
Liquidity Ratios  46
Leverage Ratios  47
Efficiency Ratios  47

List of Figures
Drax Group plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  27
Drax Group plc, Ratio Charts  29
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  30
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  31


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