MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (MWE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: May, 2015 |    No of Pages: 57 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (MWE) - 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

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (MarkWest Energy) is a midstream energy company. It carries out the gathering, processing, transportation of natural gas; the transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids (NGLs); and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. The company has extensive presence in unconventional shale plays such as the Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Berea Shale, Haynesville Shale, Woodford Shale, Huron/Berea Shale and Granite Wash formation. It primarily conducts natural gas gathering, processing, and transmission operations in the Southwestern and Gulf Coast regions of the US. MarkWest Energy is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the US.

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. Key Recent Developments

May 02, 2015: MarkWest Energy Partners Announces The Retirement In 2016 Of Randy Nickerson, Chief Commercial Officer, And Other Senior Management Organizational Changes
Feb 25, 2015: MarkWest Energy Partners Reports Record 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results
Jan 21, 2015: MarkWest Energy Partners Increases Quarterly Cash Distribution: Update Jan 21, 2015
Dec 11, 2013: MarkWest Energy Partners Announces Extension of Open Season for Liberty Ethane Pipeline
Nov 12, 2013: MarkWest Energy Partners Reports Third Quarter Financial Results; Places into Service Three Major Facilities; Announces Additional Midstream Infrastructure Project in the Marcellus Shale

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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
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Key Facts 6
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Key Employees 7
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Key Employee Biographies 8
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Major Products and Services 9
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Key Operational Summary 10
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - History 11
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Company Statement 14
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Joint Venture 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Business Description 19
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Corporate Strategy 20
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Strengths 21
Strength - Operational Capabilities 21
Strength - Strategically Located Assets 21
Strength - Commendable Operational Performance 21
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Regulatory Concerns 22
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Natural Gas Industry: US 23
Opportunity - Strategic Agreements 23
Opportunity - Expansion Projects 23
Opportunity - Increasing Global E&P Investments 24
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Threats 25
Threat - Stringent Regulations 25
Threat - Intense Competition 25
Threat - Declining Oil Prices 25
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. - Key Competitors 26
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28
Performance Chart 30
Financial Performance 30
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 33
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Recent Deals Summary 35
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 36
Feb 25, 2015: MarkWest Energy Partners Reports Record 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results 36
Jan 21, 2015: MarkWest Energy Partners Increases Quarterly Cash Distribution: Update Jan 21, 2015 40
Dec 22, 2014: MRC Global Awarded 5-Year Supplier Agreement By MarkWest 41
Nov 05, 2014: MarkWest Energy Partners Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results, Increased 2014 Distributable Cash Flow Forecast & Provides 2015 Financial Guidance 42
Oct 22, 2014: MarkWest Energy Partners Increases Quarterly Cash Distribution 45
Aug 26, 2014: Rex Energy Announces Agreements to Expand Processing Capacity in the Butler Operated Area 46
Aug 26, 2014: MarkWest Announces Major Expansion of Processing and Fractionation Infrastructure in Butler County, PA 47
Aug 06, 2014: MarkWest Energy Partners Announces Major Expansion Projects and Reports Record Financial and Operational Results for Second Quarter 2014 48
Jul 24, 2014: MarkWest Energy Partners Increases Quarterly Cash Distribution 50
Jul 22, 2014: MarkWest Completes Two Large Scale Facilities in the Northeast, Resumes Operations of Houston III Plant & for the Third Consecutive Period Achieves Top Honor for Midstream Customer Satisfaction 51
Section 6 – Appendix 52
Methodology 52
Ratio Definitions 52
About GlobalData 56
Contact Us 56
Disclaimer 56

List of Tables

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Key Facts 6
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Key Employees 7
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Key Employee Biographies 8
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Major Products and Services 9
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., History 11
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Other Locations 16
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Subsidiaries 17
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Joint Venture 18
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Key Competitors 26
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Ratios based on current share price 27
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Annual Ratios 28
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Interim Ratios 31
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Recent Deals Summary 35
Currency Codes 52
Units 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

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 30
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Ratio Charts 32
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34


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