Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KGEN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Oct, 2015 |    No of Pages: 46 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KGEN) - 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

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) is an electric power generation company. It produces around 80% of electricity consumed in the country. Its principal activity is to generate and sell electricity to Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited (KPCL), which is an authorized distributor of electricity. The company generates electricity from hydro, geothermal, thermal and wind. It also provides geothermal services such as field mapping, geochemical exploration in new prospects; microseismic survey for dam sites, foundations, and volcanic monitoring and drilling of geothermal wells. KenGen is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

The company's strategic intent is to generate the competitively priced electric energy using state of the art technology. It also aims to achieve market leadership through least cost and environmentally friendly capacity expansion.

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited Key Recent Developments

Aug 11, 2015: KenGen to commission Ngong wind power plant shortly
Aug 10, 2015: Kengen set to develop 700MW of power capacity in three years
Jun 27, 2015: Kenya now power sufficient with geothermal boost
Jun 25, 2015: KenGen Drilling Programme Records Unique Success
Jun 05, 2015: KenGen strikes 33MW from New geothermal wells in Olkaria

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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
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Key Facts 6
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Key Employees 7
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Key Operational Employees 8
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Major Products and Services 9
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Key Operational Summary 10
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 10
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - History 11
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Company Statement 13
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 16
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Business Description 16
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Corporate Strategy 17
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - SWOT Analysis 18
SWOT Analysis - Overview 18
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Strengths 18
Strength - Diversified Asset Portfolio 18
Strength - Operational Performance 18
Strength - Market Leader: Kenya Generation 18
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Weaknesses 19
Weakness - Increase in Debt 19
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Opportunities 20
Opportunity - Capacity Expansion Plan 20
Opportunity - Focus towards Green Energy 20
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Threats 21
Threat - Environmental Compliance 21
Threat - Operational Risk 21
Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices 21
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited - Key Competitors 22
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 24
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 29
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Aug 11, 2015: KenGen to commission Ngong wind power plant shortly 32
Aug 10, 2015: Kengen set to develop 700MW of power capacity in three years 33
Jun 25, 2015: KenGen Drilling Programme Records Unique Success 34
Jun 05, 2015: KenGen strikes 33MW from New geothermal wells in Olkaria 35
Feb 25, 2015: KenGen commissions the entire 280MW geothermal project 36
Dec 10, 2014: KenGen finally connects Olkaria 280MW to the grid 37
Dec 09, 2014: KenGen invites tenders to construct 210MW geothermal power projects 38
Nov 18, 2014: KenGen synchronizes Unit 5 of Olkaria I geothermal power plant to grid 39
Nov 13, 2014: Iberdrola completes 13.6MW Ngong II wind farm in Kenya 40
Oct 18, 2014: Kenya launches Olkaria IV geothermal power plant in Naivasha 41
Section 6 – Appendix 42
Methodology 42
Ratio Definitions 42
About GlobalData 46
Contact Us 46
Disclaimer 46

List of Tables

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Key Facts 6
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Key Employees 7
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Key Operational Employees 8
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Major Products and Services 9
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, History 11
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Other Locations 15
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Key Competitors 22
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Ratios based on current share price 23
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Annual Ratios 24
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Interim Ratios 27
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 42
Capital Market Ratios 42
Equity Ratios 43
Profitability Ratios 43
Cost Ratios 44
Liquidity Ratios 44
Leverage Ratios 45
Efficiency Ratios 45

List of Figures

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Ratio Charts 28
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30


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