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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.HighlightsTransAlta 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 DevelopmentsMar 16, 2016: TransAlta’s statement on the appointment of Terry Boston: Important step forward on removing uncertaintyMar 14, 2016: The end of an era: Cowley Ridge is decommissionedFeb 29, 2016: AltaLink Management Ltd. and TransAlta Corporation Connect Portions of Barrier 32S SubstationFeb 18, 2016: TransAlta Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 ResultsFeb 18, 2016: TransAlta Corporation Alter Interlakes Hydro Power PlantKey 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 6TransAlta Corporation - Key Facts 6TransAlta Corporation - Key Employees 7TransAlta Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8TransAlta Corporation - Major Products and Services 10TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 11TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2010 12TransAlta Corporation - History 13TransAlta Corporation - Company Statement 17TransAlta Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 20Head Office 20Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20Section 2 – Company Analysis 22TransAlta Corporation - Business Description 22TransAlta Corporation - Corporate Strategy 23TransAlta Corporation - SWOT Analysis 24SWOT Analysis - Overview 24TransAlta Corporation - Strengths 24Strength - Focus towards Lower Risk Business Activities: Energy Marketing Segment 24Strength - Business Performance: Gas 24Strength - Increase in Net Working Capital 24TransAlta Corporation - Weaknesses 25Weakness - Decline in Revenue 25Weakness - Cost Efficiency 25TransAlta Corporation - Opportunities 26Opportunity - Expansion Initiatives 26Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Electricity: Australia 26Opportunity - Focus on Increasing Reliability of Power Supply 26TransAlta Corporation - Threats 27Threat - Stringent Government Regulations 27Threat - Seasonal Demand 27Threat - Volatility in the Market 27TransAlta Corporation - Key Competitors 28Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30Performance Chart 32Financial Performance 32Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 35TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36TransAlta Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 37Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 38Mar 16, 2016: TransAlta’s statement on the appointment of Terry Boston: Important step forward on removing uncertainty 38Mar 14, 2016: The end of an era: Cowley Ridge is decommissioned 39Feb 29, 2016: AltaLink Management Ltd. and TransAlta Corporation Connect Portions of Barrier 32S Substation 40Feb 18, 2016: TransAlta Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results 41Feb 18, 2016: TransAlta Corporation Alter Interlakes Hydro Power Plant 47Dec 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 48Nov 22, 2015: Transition timetable in Alberta climate change policy protects long-term investment capital, supports renewables 49Nov 17, 2015: South Hedland power station achieves major construction milestone 50Oct 30, 2015: TransAlta Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results 51Sep 30, 2015: TransAlta Reaches Agreement with Market Surveillance Administrator 53Section 6 – Appendix 54Methodology 54Ratio Definitions 54About GlobalData 58Contact Us 58Disclaimer 58List of TablesTransAlta Corporation, Key Facts 6TransAlta Corporation, Key Employees 7TransAlta Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8TransAlta Corporation, Major Products and Services 10TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 2010 12TransAlta Corporation, History 13TransAlta Corporation, Other Locations 20TransAlta Corporation, Subsidiaries 20TransAlta Corporation, Key Competitors 28TransAlta Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 29TransAlta Corporation, Annual Ratios 30TransAlta Corporation, Interim Ratios 33TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36TransAlta Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 37Currency Codes 54Capital Market Ratios 54Equity Ratios 55Profitability Ratios 55Cost Ratios 56Liquidity Ratios 56Leverage Ratios 57Efficiency Ratios 57List of FiguresTransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11TransAlta Corporation, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 2010 12TransAlta Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32TransAlta Corporation, Ratio Charts 34TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35TransAlta Corporation, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36