American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2015 |    No of Pages: 56 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) - 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

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) is a public utility holding company. It is one of the largest electric utilities in the US. The company through its subsidiaries carries out the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It focuses on the generation of electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric energy. AEP caters to more than five million customers across the US. The major businesses of the company include regulated utility operations, transmission, power generation, river operations and AEP energy partners. It serves other utilities, municipalities and electric cooperatives and residential, commercial industrial and wholesale customers. AEP is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the US.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Mar 05, 2015: Local Public Hearing Scheduled for AEP's Gable Substation Project
Feb 11, 2015: TUSK: West Virginia Utilities Resort to Deceiving Senators to Eliminate Rooftop Solar
Feb 10, 2015: Verdantis Signs American Electric Power as Customer for Automated Material Master Data Management Solutions
Jan 28, 2015: AEP Reports 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Earnings; Solid Performance Supported by Earnings Growth Strategy
Jan 22, 2015: Oniqua Chosen by American Electric Power for Inventory Optimization

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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
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Facts 6
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Employees 7
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Operational Summary 10
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 10
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - History 11
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Company Statement 16
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19
Joint Venture 20
BusinessUnit 21
Section 2 – Company Analysis 22
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Business Description 22
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 24
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 25
SWOT Analysis - Overview 25
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Strengths 25
Strength - Dedicated Subsidiaries Network 25
Strength - Improved Operational Performance 25
Strength - Integrated Operational Network 26
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Weaknesses 27
Weakness - Exposure to Coal Combustion 27
Weakness - Wage and Hours Lawsuit 27
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Opportunities 28
Opportunity - Growing Smart Grid Market 28
Opportunity - Business Initiatives 28
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: US Market 28
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Threats 29
Threat - Compliance with Environmental Regulations 29
Threat - Operational Issues 29
Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices 29
American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Competitors 30
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 32
Performance Chart 33
Financial Performance 33
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 35
Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 36
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 41
Mar 05, 2015: Local Public Hearing Scheduled for AEP's Gable Substation Project 41
Feb 11, 2015: TUSK: West Virginia Utilities Resort to Deceiving Senators to Eliminate Rooftop Solar 42
Feb 10, 2015: Verdantis Signs American Electric Power as Customer for Automated Material Master Data Management Solutions 43
Jan 28, 2015: AEP Reports 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Earnings; Solid Performance Supported by Earnings Growth Strategy 44
Jan 22, 2015: Oniqua Chosen by American Electric Power for Inventory Optimization 46
Jan 21, 2015: American Electric Power Declares Quarterly Dividend On Common Stock 47
Jan 09, 2015: BEC and AEP Sign New Wind Power Contract 48
Dec 16, 2014: Byllesby recreation areas reopened to the public; water level returns to normal 49
Nov 14, 2014: Laredo downtown underground network restored 50
Nov 11, 2014: AEP Raises 2015 Operating Earnings Guidance, Reaffirms 2016 Operating Earnings Guidance Range 51
Section 6 – Appendix 52
Methodology 52
Ratio Definitions 52
About GlobalData 56
Contact Us 56
Disclaimer 56

List of Tables

American Electric Power Company, Inc., Key Facts 6
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Key Employees 7
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
American Electric Power Company, Inc., History 11
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Subsidiaries 19
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Joint Venture 20
American Electric Power Company, Inc., BusinessUnit 21
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Key Competitors 30
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 31
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Annual Ratios 32
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Interim Ratios 34
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40
Currency Codes 52
Capital Market Ratios 52
Equity Ratios 53
Profitability Ratios 53
Cost Ratios 54
Liquidity Ratios 54
Leverage Ratios 55
Efficiency Ratios 55

List of Figures

American Electric Power Company, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 33
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Ratio Charts 35
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
American Electric Power Company, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39


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