CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Aug, 2016 |    No of Pages: 58 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) - 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

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CenterPoint) is an energy utility company. The company through its subsidiaries undertakes electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, natural gas sales and services, pipelines services and other field services. It sells regulated intrastate natural gas, provides natural gas transportation services and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services, as well as sells heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. The company also provides gathering, processing, compression, treating, dehydration, and natural gas liquids fractionation for natural gas producers. CenterPoint Energy caters to residential, industrial, municipalities, electric cooperatives and commercial customers. The company serves customers across various states in the US. CenterPoint is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Aug 05, 2016: CenterPoint Energy reports second quarter 2016 net loss of $0.01 per diluted share; $0.17 earnings per diluted share on a guidance basis
Jul 19, 2016: CenterPoint Energy's Gas Pipeline Ruptures In Mississippi
Jun 08, 2016: Holiday Stationstores To Offer Fast-Fill Compressed Natural Gas Station In Lakeville, MN Featuring Trillium CNG
May 17, 2016: GRID2020, Inc. Assists CenterPoint Energy
May 10, 2016: Centerpoint Energy Reports First Quarter 2016 Earnings Of $0.36 Per Diluted Share And Reaffirms Full Year Guidance Of $1.12 To $1.20

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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
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Key Facts 6
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Key Employees 7
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Key Operational Summary 10
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - History 11
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Company Statement 15
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2- Company Analysis 20
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Business Description 20
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 22
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 23
SWOT Analysis - Overview 23
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Strengths 23
Strength - Increasing Net Working Capital 23
Strength - Extensive Electric Transmission and Distribution Assets 23
Strength - Diverse Supplier & Customer Base: Natural Gas Distribution 23
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Weaknesses 24
Weakness - Business Performance: Energy Services 24
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Opportunities 25
Opportunity - Growth Initiatives 25
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand 25
Opportunity - United States: Economic Outlook 25
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 25
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Threats 26
Threat - Stringent Regulations 26
Threat - Intense Competition 26
Threat - Seasonality of Operations 26
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Key Competitors 27
Section 3- Company Financial Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 30
Financial Performance 30
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32
Section 4- Company's Oil & Gas, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 33
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 33
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 34
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 37
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 38
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 39
Section 5- Company's Recent Developments 40
Aug 05, 2016: CenterPoint Energy reports second quarter 2016 net loss of $0.01 per diluted share; $0.17 earnings per diluted share on a guidance basis 40
Jul 19, 2016: CenterPoint Energy's Gas Pipeline Ruptures In Mississippi 42
Jun 08, 2016: Holiday Stationstores To Offer Fast-Fill Compressed Natural Gas Station In Lakeville, MN Featuring Trillium CNG 43
May 17, 2016: GRID2020, Inc. Assists CenterPoint Energy 44
May 10, 2016: Centerpoint Energy Reports First Quarter 2016 Earnings Of $0.36 Per Diluted Share And Reaffirms Full Year Guidance Of $1.12 To $1.20 45
Mar 21, 2016: Trial Date Set for TransData's Smart Meter Patent Infringement Lawsuits in East Texas 47
Mar 04, 2016: CenterPoint Energy Refinances Credit Facilities Totaling $2.5Bn 48
Feb 26, 2016: CenterPoint Energy reports full year 2015 earnings 49
Feb 01, 2016: CenterPoint Energy announces 2016 earnings guidance of $1.12 to $1.20 per diluted share 51
Nov 19, 2015: CenterPoint Energy Names William (Trey) Kuchar III Vice President Of Gas Operations In Louisiana And Mississippi 52
Section 6- Appendix 53
Methodology 53
Ratio Definitions 53
About GlobalData 57
Contact Us 57
Disclaimer 57

List of Tables
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Key Facts 6
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Key Employees 7
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Key Operational Summary 10
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., History 11
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Other Locations 18
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 18
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Key Competitors 27
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 28
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios 29
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Interim Ratios 31
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 33
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 34
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 37
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 38
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 39
Currency Codes 53
Units 53
Capital Market Ratios 53
Equity Ratios 54
Profitability Ratios 54
Cost Ratios 55
Liquidity Ratios 55
Leverage Ratios 56
Efficiency Ratios 56

List of Figures
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 30
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Ratio Charts 32
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 33
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 34
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 35
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 36
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 37
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 38


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