TransAlta Corporation (TA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 58 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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TransAlta Corporation (TA) - 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

TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) is an electricity generation company. It generates electricity from a contracted portfolio of assets using diverse sources such as coal, natural gas, hydro, wind and geothermal. TransAlta's service portfolio comprises commercial and industrial energy services, wholesale energy solutions, green energy sustainable options and energy management services. It has one active surface coal mine, which supplies coal to three coal-fired plants in the west of Edmonton, Alberta. The company has operations and generation facilities in the US, Canada and Australia. TransAlta is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

TransAlta Corporation Key Recent Developments

Mar 16, 2016: TransAlta’s statement on the appointment of Terry Boston: Important step forward on removing uncertainty
Mar 14, 2016: The end of an era: Cowley Ridge is decommissioned
Feb 29, 2016: AltaLink Management Ltd. and TransAlta Corporation Connect Portions of Barrier 32S Substation
Feb 18, 2016: TransAlta Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results
Feb 18, 2016: TransAlta Corporation Alter Interlakes Hydro Power Plant

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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
TransAlta Corporation - Key Facts 6
TransAlta Corporation - Key Employees 7
TransAlta Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
TransAlta Corporation - Major Products and Services 10
TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 11
TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2010 12
TransAlta Corporation - History 13
TransAlta Corporation - Company Statement 17
TransAlta Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 20
Head Office 20
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20
Section 2 – Company Analysis 22
TransAlta Corporation - Business Description 22
TransAlta Corporation - Corporate Strategy 23
TransAlta Corporation - SWOT Analysis 24
SWOT Analysis - Overview 24
TransAlta Corporation - Strengths 24
Strength - Focus towards Lower Risk Business Activities: Energy Marketing Segment 24
Strength - Business Performance: Gas 24
Strength - Increase in Net Working Capital 24
TransAlta Corporation - Weaknesses 25
Weakness - Decline in Revenue 25
Weakness - Cost Efficiency 25
TransAlta Corporation - Opportunities 26
Opportunity - Expansion Initiatives 26
Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Electricity: Australia 26
Opportunity - Focus on Increasing Reliability of Power Supply 26
TransAlta Corporation - Threats 27
Threat - Stringent Government Regulations 27
Threat - Seasonal Demand 27
Threat - Volatility in the Market 27
TransAlta Corporation - 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
TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35
TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36
TransAlta Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 37
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 38
Mar 16, 2016: TransAlta’s statement on the appointment of Terry Boston: Important step forward on removing uncertainty 38
Mar 14, 2016: The end of an era: Cowley Ridge is decommissioned 39
Feb 29, 2016: AltaLink Management Ltd. and TransAlta Corporation Connect Portions of Barrier 32S Substation 40
Feb 18, 2016: TransAlta Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results 41
Feb 18, 2016: TransAlta Corporation Alter Interlakes Hydro Power Plant 47
Dec 15, 2015: Notice Application for a time extension to complete construction of the Sundance 7 gas-fired power plant in the Lake Wabamun area has been received 48
Nov 22, 2015: Transition timetable in Alberta climate change policy protects long-term investment capital, supports renewables 49
Nov 17, 2015: South Hedland power station achieves major construction milestone 50
Oct 30, 2015: TransAlta Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results 51
Sep 30, 2015: TransAlta Reaches Agreement with Market Surveillance Administrator 53
Section 6 – Appendix 54
Methodology 54
Ratio Definitions 54
About GlobalData 58
Contact Us 58
Disclaimer 58

List of Tables
TransAlta Corporation, Key Facts 6
TransAlta Corporation, Key Employees 7
TransAlta Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
TransAlta Corporation, Major Products and Services 10
TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11
TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 2010 12
TransAlta Corporation, History 13
TransAlta Corporation, Other Locations 20
TransAlta Corporation, Subsidiaries 20
TransAlta Corporation, Key Competitors 28
TransAlta Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 29
TransAlta Corporation, Annual Ratios 30
TransAlta Corporation, Interim Ratios 33
TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35
TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36
TransAlta Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 37
Currency Codes 54
Capital Market Ratios 54
Equity Ratios 55
Profitability Ratios 55
Cost Ratios 56
Liquidity Ratios 56
Leverage Ratios 57
Efficiency Ratios 57

List of Figures
TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11
TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 2010 12
TransAlta Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32
TransAlta Corporation, Ratio Charts 34
TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35
TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36


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