National Grid plc (NG.) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Oct, 2015 |    No of Pages: 58 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

Highlights

National 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 Developments

Oct 26, 2015: Centrica Energy Drills New Well In North Sea
Oct 23, 2015: Supergrid electricity transformer set for Highbury Substation, Islington
Oct 21, 2015: National Grid seeks views on new overhead line route options in North Wales
Oct 20, 2015: National Grid To Begin Dismantling Bury St Edmunds Gas Holder
Oct 15, 2015: National Grid: Gas Mains Upgrade For Main Road, Wilford

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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
National Grid plc - Key Facts 6
National Grid plc - Key Employees 7
National Grid plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
National Grid plc - Major Products and Services 9
National Grid plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 10
National Grid plc - Key Operational Summary 11
National Grid plc - History 12
National Grid plc - Company Statement 17
National Grid plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19
Joint Venture 21
Section 2 – Company Analysis 22
National Grid plc - Business Description 22
National Grid plc - Corporate Strategy 23
National Grid plc - SWOT Analysis 24
SWOT Analysis - Overview 24
National Grid plc - Strengths 24
Strength - Strategic Importance of Operations: the UK 24
Strength - Research and Development Activities 24
Strength - Growth in UK Electricity Transmission Segment 24
National Grid plc - Weaknesses 25
Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 25
Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 25
National Grid plc - Opportunities 26
Opportunity - Capital Investment 26
Opportunity - Growing Smart Grid Market 26
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Market: the UK 26
National Grid plc - Threats 27
Threat - Market Competition 27
Threat - Operational Risks 27
Threat - Strict Emission Control Norms 27
National Grid plc - Key Competitors 28
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30
Performance Chart 32
Financial Performance 32
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34
Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 35
National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 40
National Grid plc, Recent Deals Summary 41
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 42
Oct 23, 2015: Supergrid electricity transformer set for Highbury Substation, Islington 42
Oct 21, 2015: National Grid seeks views on new overhead line route options in North Wales 43
Oct 20, 2015: National Grid To Begin Dismantling Bury St Edmunds Gas Holder 44
Oct 15, 2015: National Grid: Gas Mains Upgrade For Main Road, Wilford 45
Oct 15, 2015: National Grid To Begin Dismantling Norwich Gas Holder 46
Oct 14, 2015: National Grid has awarded Fugro a 3-year framework contract for capture and 3D modelling of its electricity transmission assets 47
Oct 12, 2015: CEIVA Energy Technology Powers 20% Additional Savings for National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions Customers 48
Sep 21, 2015: £48m investment into new green energy plant in Northumberland 49
Sep 18, 2015: EPSRC partners with Glasgow Science Centre in major new energy exhibition 50
Sep 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 51
Section 6 – Appendix 53
Methodology 53
Ratio Definitions 53
About GlobalData 57
Contact Us 57
Disclaimer 58

List of Tables

National Grid plc, Key Facts 6
National Grid plc, Key Employees 7
National Grid plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
National Grid plc, Major Products and Services 9
National Grid plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
National Grid plc, Key Operational Summary, 2011 11
National Grid plc, History 12
National Grid plc, Other Locations 19
National Grid plc, Subsidiaries 20
National Grid plc, Joint Venture 21
National Grid plc, Key Competitors 28
National Grid plc, Ratios based on current share price 29
National Grid plc, Annual Ratios 30
National Grid plc, Interim Ratios 33
National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 40
National Grid plc, Recent Deals Summary 41
Currency Codes 53
Units 53
Capital Market Ratios 53
Equity Ratios 54
Profitability Ratios 54
Cost Ratios 55
Liquidity Ratios 56
Leverage Ratios 56
Efficiency Ratios 56

List of Figures

National Grid plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
National Grid plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32
National Grid plc, Ratio Charts 34
National Grid plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
National Grid plc, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
National Grid plc, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
National Grid plc, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 40


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