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Spark Infrastructure Group (SKI) - 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.HighlightsSpark Infrastructure Group (Spark Infrastructure) is a utility infrastructure investment group. The company's main business is investing in regulated utility infrastructure, both within the country and overseas. It invests in electricity and gas distribution and transmission, regulated water and sewerage assets. The company owns 49% interest in three electricity distribution companies, namely, CitiPower, Powercor and SA Power Networks respectively and the remaining 51% is owned by CKI and Power Assets Holdings (PAH). CitiPower, which owns and operates the distribution network supplies electricity in Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs. SA Power manages South Australia’s electricity distribution network. Powercor is the distributor of electricity in Victoria. Spark Infrastructure is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.Spark Infrastructure Group Key Recent DevelopmentsMay 22, 2015: Spark Infrastructure: Retirement of Independent Director Ms Cheryl BartApr 30, 2015: AER releases Draft Decision for SA Power NetworksFeb 23, 2015: Spark Infrastructure: Distribution growth of 4.3% expected for 2015Aug 26, 2013: Delivering quality earnings and a growing asset baseKey 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 6Spark Infrastructure Group - Key Facts 6Spark Infrastructure Group - Key Employees 7Spark Infrastructure Group - Key Employee Biographies 8Spark Infrastructure Group - Major Products and Services 9Spark Infrastructure Group - History 10Spark Infrastructure Group - Locations And Subsidiaries 11Head Office 11Other Locations & Subsidiaries 11Section 2 – Company Analysis 12Spark Infrastructure Group - Business Description 12Spark Infrastructure Group - Corporate Strategy 13Spark Infrastructure Group - SWOT Analysis 14SWOT Analysis - Overview 14Spark Infrastructure Group - Strengths 14Strength - Efficient Operational Assets 14Strength - Domestic Market Position 14Spark Infrastructure Group - Weaknesses 15Weakness - Lack of Presence in Growth Markets 15Weakness - Decline in Segment Revenues 15Spark Infrastructure Group - Opportunities 16Opportunity - Diversification of Portfolio 16Opportunity - Business Initiatives 16Opportunity - Increasing Natural Gas and Electricity Demand 16Spark Infrastructure Group - Threats 17Threat - Network Risks 17Threat - Risk of Electricity Price Fluctuations 17Threat - Weather Conditions and Seasonality of Business 17Spark Infrastructure Group - Key Competitors 18Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 19Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 19Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 20Performance Chart 22Financial Performance 22Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 23Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 24Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 25Spark Infrastructure Group, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 25Spark Infrastructure Group, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 26Spark Infrastructure Group, Recent Deals Summary 27Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 28May 22, 2015: Spark Infrastructure: Retirement of Independent Director Ms Cheryl Bart 28Apr 30, 2015: AER releases Draft Decision for SA Power Networks 29Feb 23, 2015: Spark Infrastructure: Distribution growth of 4.3% expected for 2015 30Section 6 – Appendix 31Methodology 31Ratio Definitions 31About GlobalData 35Contact Us 35Disclaimer 35List of TablesSpark Infrastructure Group, Key Facts 6Spark Infrastructure Group, Key Employees 7Spark Infrastructure Group, Key Employee Biographies 8Spark Infrastructure Group, Major Products and Services 9Spark Infrastructure Group, History 10Spark Infrastructure Group, Other Locations 11Spark Infrastructure Group, Key Competitors 18Spark Infrastructure Group, Ratios based on current share price 19Spark Infrastructure Group, Annual Ratios 20Spark Infrastructure Group, Interim Ratios 23Spark Infrastructure Group, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 25Spark Infrastructure Group, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 26Spark Infrastructure Group, Recent Deals Summary 27Currency Codes 31Capital Market Ratios 31Equity Ratios 32Profitability Ratios 32Cost Ratios 33Liquidity Ratios 33Leverage Ratios 34Efficiency Ratios 34List of FiguresSpark Infrastructure Group, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 22Spark Infrastructure Group, Ratio Charts 24Spark Infrastructure Group, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 25Spark Infrastructure Group, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 26