Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: May, 2015 |    No of Pages: 51 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) - 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

Southwest Gas Corporation (SGC) is a natural gas service provider. The company carries out procurement, distribution and transportation of natural gas to over 1.9 million customers in most of Arizona, Nevada, and California. It offers natural gas services to residential, commercial and industrial customers spread across the Southwestern US. The company through its wholly-owned subsidiary Centuri Construction Group Inc. provides utility companies with trenching and installation, replacement, and maintenance services for energy distribution systems. Besides, it offers industrial construction solutions. Centuri operates in 20 major markets in the US and in two major markets in Canada. SGC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the US.

The company’s strategic intent is to strengthen core business activities by working collaboratively with regulatory bodies for improved rate designs. To this end, it strives to secure negotiated transportation contract rates especially long-term contracts with electric generation and cogeneration customers.

Southwest Gas Corporation Key Recent Developments

Feb 25, 2015: Southwest Gas Increases The Quarterly Common Stock Dividend And Declares Second Quarter 2015 Dividend
Feb 25, 2015: Southwest Gas Announces 2014 Earnings
Jan 09, 2015: Southwest Gas Announces Retirement Of Laura Lopez Hobbs, Senior Vice President/Human Resources And Administration
Nov 19, 2013: Southwest Gas Declares First Quarter 2014 Dividend
Nov 06, 2013: Southwest Gas Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

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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
Southwest Gas Corporation - Key Facts 6
Southwest Gas Corporation - Key Employees 7
Southwest Gas Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 9
Southwest Gas Corporation - Major Products and Services 10
Southwest Gas Corporation - Key Operational Summary 11
Southwest Gas Corporation - History 12
Southwest Gas Corporation - Company Statement 13
Southwest Gas Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Affiliate 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Southwest Gas Corporation - Business Description 17
Southwest Gas Corporation - Corporate Strategy 18
Southwest Gas Corporation - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Southwest Gas Corporation - Strengths 19
Strength - Gas Procurement Network 19
Strength - Stable Customer Base 19
Strength - Strong Foothold in the Market 19
Southwest Gas Corporation - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Increasing Receivables 20
Southwest Gas Corporation - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Expansion Initiatives 21
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: the US 21
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 21
Southwest Gas Corporation - Threats 22
Threat - Market Competition 22
Threat - Growing Environmental Concerns 22
Threat - Dependance on External Contracts 22
Southwest Gas Corporation - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 29
Southwest Gas Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Southwest Gas Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Southwest Gas Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Feb 25, 2015: Southwest Gas Increases The Quarterly Common Stock Dividend And Declares Second Quarter 2015 Dividend 32
Feb 25, 2015: Southwest Gas Announces 2014 Earnings 33
Jan 09, 2015: Southwest Gas Announces Retirement Of Laura Lopez Hobbs, Senior Vice President/Human Resources And Administration 35
Nov 14, 2014: Southwest Gas Declares First Quarter 2015 Dividend 36
Nov 05, 2014: Southwest Gas Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results 37
Sep 16, 2014: Southwest Gas Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend 39
Aug 05, 2014: Southwest Gas Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings 40
Aug 04, 2014: Southwest Gas Corporation CEO Jeffrey W. Shaw Announces Retirement 42
May 07, 2014: Southwest Gas Declares Third Quarter Dividend 43
May 06, 2014: Southwest Gas Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings 44
Section 6 – Appendix 46
Methodology 46
Ratio Definitions 46
About GlobalData 50
Contact Us 50
Disclaimer 50

List of Tables

Southwest Gas Corporation, Key Facts 6
Southwest Gas Corporation, Key Employees 7
Southwest Gas Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 9
Southwest Gas Corporation, Major Products and Services 10
Southwest Gas Corporation, Key Operational Summary, 2011 11
Southwest Gas Corporation, History 12
Southwest Gas Corporation, Other Locations 15
Southwest Gas Corporation, Subsidiaries 15
Southwest Gas Corporation, Affiliate 16
Southwest Gas Corporation, Key Competitors 23
Southwest Gas Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 24
Southwest Gas Corporation, Annual Ratios 25
Southwest Gas Corporation, Interim Ratios 27
Southwest Gas Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Southwest Gas Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Southwest Gas Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 46
Units 46
Capital Market Ratios 46
Equity Ratios 47
Profitability Ratios 47
Cost Ratios 48
Liquidity Ratios 48
Leverage Ratios 49
Efficiency Ratios 49

List of Figures

Southwest Gas Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
Southwest Gas Corporation, Ratio Charts 28
Southwest Gas Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Southwest Gas Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30


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