United Utilities Group PLC (UU.) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Aug, 2015 |    No of Pages: 51 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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United Utilities Group PLC (UU.) - 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

United Utilities Group PLC (United Utilities) provides water and sewage services in North West England. The company owns and operates substantial water and wastewater network comprising water pipes and sewers, and water and wastewater treatment works. It collects and stores water at its reservoirs and treats it at its water treatment facilities. United Utilities owns 55,000 hectares of catchment land. It serves clean treated water to homes and businesses in North West England through its network. The company also offers property management services through its subsidiary, United Utilities Property Services Limited. United Utilities is headquartered in Warrington, Cheshire, the UK.

United Utilities Group PLC Key Recent Developments

May 21, 2015: United Utilities Group: Full year results for the year ended 31 March 2015
May 06, 2015: Sewer work comes to an end
Apr 17, 2015: Historic treatment works to get future facelift
Mar 20, 2015: Southport sewer collapse
Mar 04, 2015: Davyhulme residents invited to view plans for expansion

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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
United Utilities Group PLC - Key Facts 6
United Utilities Group PLC - Key Employees 7
United Utilities Group PLC - Key Employee Biographies 8
United Utilities Group PLC - Major Products and Services 9
United Utilities Group PLC - History 10
United Utilities Group PLC - Company Statement 13
United Utilities Group PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Joint Venture 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
United Utilities Group PLC - Business Description 19
United Utilities Group PLC - Corporate Strategy 20
United Utilities Group PLC - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
United Utilities Group PLC - Strengths 21
Strength - Strong Market Position 21
Strength - Substantial Operational Base 21
Strength - Presence in North West 21
United Utilities Group PLC - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position 22
United Utilities Group PLC - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 23
Opportunity - Growing Waste Water Treatment Industry 23
Opportunity - Increasing Population: United Kingdom 23
United Utilities Group PLC - Threats 24
Threat - Stringent Regulations 24
Threat - Intense Competition 24
Threat - Labor Costs in the UK 24
United Utilities Group PLC - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Company's, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 31
United Utilities Group PLC, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
United Utilities Group PLC, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
United Utilities Group PLC, Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 5 – Company's Recent Developments 34
May 21, 2015: United Utilities Group: Full year results for the year ended 31 March 2015 34
May 06, 2015: Sewer work comes to an end 38
Apr 17, 2015: Historic treatment works to get future facelift 39
Mar 20, 2015: Southport sewer collapse 40
Mar 04, 2015: Davyhulme residents invited to view plans for expansion 41
Feb 09, 2015: Hunt for homes in pioneering west Cumbria water trial 42
Feb 04, 2015: Green energy will help keep treatment works powered 43
Jan 30, 2015: Water contract cheers facilities management firm EMCOR 44
Jan 28, 2015: Ground investigation work starts for potential pipeline near Keswick 45
Jan 27, 2015: United Utilities Final Determination acceptance and dividend policy 46
Section 6 – Appendix 47
Methodology 47
Ratio Definitions 47
About GlobalData 51
Contact Us 51
Disclaimer 51

List of Tables

United Utilities Group PLC, Key Facts 6
United Utilities Group PLC, Key Employees 7
United Utilities Group PLC, Key Employee Biographies 8
United Utilities Group PLC, Major Products and Services 9
United Utilities Group PLC, History 10
United Utilities Group PLC, Subsidiaries 17
United Utilities Group PLC, Joint Venture 18
United Utilities Group PLC, Key Competitors 25
United Utilities Group PLC, Ratios based on current share price 26
United Utilities Group PLC, Annual Ratios 27
United Utilities Group PLC, Interim Ratios 29
United Utilities Group PLC, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
United Utilities Group PLC, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
United Utilities Group PLC, Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 47
Capital Market Ratios 47
Equity Ratios 48
Profitability Ratios 48
Cost Ratios 49
Liquidity Ratios 49
Leverage Ratios 50
Efficiency Ratios 50

List of Figures

United Utilities Group PLC, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 28
United Utilities Group PLC, Ratio Charts 30
United Utilities Group PLC, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
United Utilities Group PLC, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32


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