Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: May, 2015 |    No of Pages: 54 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) - 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

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural) is an independent utility that provides natural gas services. The company carries out purchase, sale, and delivery of natural gas and related services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. It also provides storage services for utilities, gas marketers, electric generators, and large industrial users from storage facilities located in Oregon and California. It also carries out investments and other non-utility activities. The company operates service centers in Albany, Astoria, Coos Bay, Eugene, Lincoln City, Salem and The Dalles in Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. NW Natural is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the US.

The company focuses on business expansion through various organic initiatives. In line with this approach, the company is working on the expansion project in the northern section of its existing underground storage facility in Mist, Oregon.

Northwest Natural Gas Company Key Recent Developments

May 05, 2015: NW Natural Reports Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2015
Feb 27, 2015: NW Natural Reports 2014 & Q4 Results
Feb 23, 2015: NW Natural Receives Oregon Commission Decision On Environmental Docket
Feb 06, 2015: NW Natural To Proceed With North Mist Expansion Project Permitting
Jan 08, 2015: NW Natural Announces Dividend: Update Jan 8, 2014

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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
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Key Facts 6
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Key Employees 7
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Key Employee Biographies 8
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Major Products and Services 10
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Key Operational Summary 11
Northwest Natural Gas Company - History 12
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Company Statement 14
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Business Description 17
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Corporate Strategy 18
Northwest Natural Gas Company - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Strengths 19
Strength - Broad Utility Customers Base 19
Strength - Diversity of Supply Sources 19
Strength - Operational Capabilities 19
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Dependence on Single Transportation Pipeline 20
Weakness - Low Liquidity Position 20
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - New Projects 21
Opportunity - CNG Initiatives 21
Opportunity - Demand for Natural Gas in the US 21
Northwest Natural Gas Company - Threats 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Threat - Stringent Regulations 22
Threat - Seasonality of Operations 22
Northwest Natural Gas Company - 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, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 29
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
May 05, 2015: NW Natural Reports Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2015 32
Feb 27, 2015: NW Natural Reports 2014 & Q4 Results 34
Feb 23, 2015: NW Natural Receives Oregon Commission Decision On Environmental Docket 38
Feb 06, 2015: NW Natural To Proceed With North Mist Expansion Project Permitting 39
Jan 08, 2015: NW Natural Announces Dividend: Update Jan 8, 2014 40
Dec 19, 2014: NW Natural Announces Executive Leadership Promotions 41
Nov 04, 2014: NW Natural Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 42
Aug 06, 2014: NW Natural Elects New Board Member Malia Wasson, President of U.S. Bank in Oregon 45
Aug 05, 2014: NW Natural Reports Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 46
Jul 07, 2014: NW Natural Announces Dividend Jul 7, 2014 48
Section 6 – Appendix 49
Methodology 49
Ratio Definitions 49
About GlobalData 53
Contact Us 53
Disclaimer 53

List of Tables

Northwest Natural Gas Company, Key Facts 6
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Key Employees 7
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Key Employee Biographies 8
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Major Products and Services 10
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Key Operational Summary, 2011 11
Northwest Natural Gas Company, History 12
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Subsidiaries 16
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Key Competitors 23
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Ratios based on current share price 24
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Annual Ratios 25
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Interim Ratios 27
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 49
Units 49
Capital Market Ratios 49
Equity Ratios 50
Profitability Ratios 50
Cost Ratios 51
Liquidity Ratios 51
Leverage Ratios 52
Efficiency Ratios 52

List of Figures

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


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