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National Grid plc (NG.) - 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.HighlightsNational Grid plc (National Grid) is an electricity and gas utility company. The company owns and operates electricity generation facilities, high voltage electricity and gas transmission networks, regulated gas and electricity distribution systems, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities. It owns and operates fossil-fuel powered stations and solar energy plants. National Grid also offers gas and electricity metering, property management, LNG storage and LNG road transportation services, among others. The company supplies electricity and gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company operates in the UK and the US. National Grid is headquartered in London, the UK.National Grid plc Key Recent DevelopmentsOct 26, 2015: Centrica Energy Drills New Well In North SeaOct 23, 2015: Supergrid electricity transformer set for Highbury Substation, IslingtonOct 21, 2015: National Grid seeks views on new overhead line route options in North WalesOct 20, 2015: National Grid To Begin Dismantling Bury St Edmunds Gas HolderOct 15, 2015: National Grid: Gas Mains Upgrade For Main Road, WilfordKey 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 6National Grid plc - Key Facts 6National Grid plc - Key Employees 7National Grid plc - Key Employee Biographies 8National Grid plc - Major Products and Services 9National Grid plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 10National Grid plc - Key Operational Summary 11National Grid plc - History 12National Grid plc - Company Statement 17National Grid plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 19Head Office 19Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19Joint Venture 21Section 2 – Company Analysis 22National Grid plc - Business Description 22National Grid plc - Corporate Strategy 23National Grid plc - SWOT Analysis 24SWOT Analysis - Overview 24National Grid plc - Strengths 24Strength - Strategic Importance of Operations: the UK 24Strength - Research and Development Activities 24Strength - Growth in UK Electricity Transmission Segment 24National Grid plc - Weaknesses 25Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 25Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 25National Grid plc - Opportunities 26Opportunity - Capital Investment 26Opportunity - Growing Smart Grid Market 26Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Market: the UK 26National Grid plc - Threats 27Threat - Market Competition 27Threat - Operational Risks 27Threat - Strict Emission Control Norms 27National Grid plc - Key Competitors 28Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30Performance Chart 32Financial Performance 32Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 35National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 39National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 40National Grid plc, Recent Deals Summary 41Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 42Oct 23, 2015: Supergrid electricity transformer set for Highbury Substation, Islington 42Oct 21, 2015: National Grid seeks views on new overhead line route options in North Wales 43Oct 20, 2015: National Grid To Begin Dismantling Bury St Edmunds Gas Holder 44Oct 15, 2015: National Grid: Gas Mains Upgrade For Main Road, Wilford 45Oct 15, 2015: National Grid To Begin Dismantling Norwich Gas Holder 46Oct 14, 2015: National Grid has awarded Fugro a 3-year framework contract for capture and 3D modelling of its electricity transmission assets 47Oct 12, 2015: CEIVA Energy Technology Powers 20% Additional Savings for National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions Customers 48Sep 21, 2015: £48m investment into new green energy plant in Northumberland 49Sep 18, 2015: EPSRC partners with Glasgow Science Centre in major new energy exhibition 50Sep 15, 2015: National Grid provides update on Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project to reduce the visual impact of overhead lines in AONBs and National Parks 51Section 6 – Appendix 53Methodology 53Ratio Definitions 53About GlobalData 57Contact Us 57Disclaimer 58List of TablesNational Grid plc, Key Facts 6National Grid plc, Key Employees 7National Grid plc, Key Employee Biographies 8National Grid plc, Major Products and Services 9National Grid plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10National Grid plc, Key Operational Summary, 2011 11National Grid plc, History 12National Grid plc, Other Locations 19National Grid plc, Subsidiaries 20National Grid plc, Joint Venture 21National Grid plc, Key Competitors 28National Grid plc, Ratios based on current share price 29National Grid plc, Annual Ratios 30National Grid plc, Interim Ratios 33National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 39National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 40National Grid plc, Recent Deals Summary 41Currency Codes 53Units 53Capital Market Ratios 53Equity Ratios 54Profitability Ratios 54Cost Ratios 55Liquidity Ratios 56Leverage Ratios 56Efficiency Ratios 56List of FiguresNational Grid plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10National Grid plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32National Grid plc, Ratio Charts 34National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35National Grid plc, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 39National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 40