The Laclede Group, Inc. (LG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Feb, 2016 |    No of Pages: 56 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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The Laclede Group, Inc. (LG) - 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

The Laclede Group, Inc. (Laclede Group) is a public utility holding company, which carries out the sale, marketing and retail distribution of natural gas in Missouri and Alabama. It principally operates in the City of St. Louis and Counties around eastern Missouri. The company's gas utility activities are carried out through its subsidiaries, Laclede Gas Company, Missouri Gas Energy and Alabama Gas Corporation which serve a large base of residential, commercial and industrial customers. It also provides non-regulated natural gas services through Laclede Energy Resources, Inc. (LER), a wholly owned subsidiary. Laclede Group is headquartered in St Louis, Missouri, the US.

The Laclede Group, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Feb 03, 2016: The Laclede Group Reports First Quarter Results
Dec 01, 2015: Spire Opens New CNG Fueling Station In Upstate South Carolina
Nov 24, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports 2015 Results, Raises Dividend 6.5 Percent
Aug 05, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports Third Quarter Results: Update Aug. 5, 2015
Aug 05, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports Third Quarter Results 2015

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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
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Key Facts  6
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Key Employees  7
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies  8
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Major Products and Services  9
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Key Operational Summary  10
The Laclede Group, Inc. - History  11
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Company Statement  13
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries  14
Head Office  14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  14
Section 2 – Company Analysis  16
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Business Description  16
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Corporate Strategy  17
The Laclede Group, Inc. - SWOT Analysis  18
SWOT Analysis - Overview  18
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Strengths  18
Strength - Strong Market Position  18
Strength - Business Performance: Gas Utility  18
Strength - Strong Operating Capabilities- Gas Utility  18
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Weaknesses  19
Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit  19
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Opportunities  20
Opportunity - Expansion Initiative  20
Opportunity - Evolving Metering Technology  20
Opportunity - Demand for Natural Gas  20
The Laclede Group, Inc. - Threats  21
Threat - Competitive Environment  21
Threat - Stringent Regulations  21
Threat - Business Performance: Gas Marketing  21
The Laclede Group, Inc. - 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, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances  29
The Laclede Group, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  29
The Laclede Group, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  30
The Laclede Group, Inc., Recent Deals Summary  31
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments  32
Feb 03, 2016: The Laclede Group Reports First Quarter Results  32
Dec 01, 2015: Spire Opens New CNG Fueling Station In Upstate South Carolina  34
Nov 24, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports 2015 Results, Raises Dividend 6.5 Percent  35
Aug 05, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports Third Quarter Results: Update Aug. 5, 2015  39
Aug 05, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports Third Quarter Results 2015  42
May 06, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports Second Quarter Results  44
Mar 11, 2015: Ken Smith Named President Of Alagasco  47
Feb 18, 2015: Alagasco President And COO Dudley Reynolds To Retire  48
Feb 04, 2015: The Laclede Group Reports First Quarter Results  49
Section 6 – Appendix  51
Methodology  51
Ratio Definitions  51
About GlobalData  55
Contact Us  55
Disclaimer  55

List of Tables

The Laclede Group, Inc., Key Facts  6
The Laclede Group, Inc., Key Employees  7
The Laclede Group, Inc., Key Employee Biographies  8
The Laclede Group, Inc., Major Products and Services  9
The Laclede Group, Inc., Key Operational Summary  10
The Laclede Group, Inc., History  11
The Laclede Group, Inc., Subsidiaries  14
The Laclede Group, Inc., Key Competitors  22
The Laclede Group, Inc., Ratios based on current share price  23
The Laclede Group, Inc., Annual Ratios  24
The Laclede Group, Inc., Interim Ratios  27
The Laclede Group, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  29
The Laclede Group, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  30
The Laclede Group, Inc., Recent Deals Summary  31
Currency Codes  51
Units  51
Capital Market Ratios  51
Equity Ratios  52
Profitability Ratios  52
Cost Ratios  53
Liquidity Ratios  53
Leverage Ratios  54
Efficiency Ratios  54

List of Figures

The Laclede Group, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  26
The Laclede Group, Inc., Ratio Charts  28
The Laclede Group, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  29
The Laclede Group, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  30


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