Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 50 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) - 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.

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- 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

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere Energy) is an energy company. It undertakes liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses, which includes exploration of natural gas, re-gasification, transportation and marketing. It owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal and Creole Trail pipeline in Louisiana. The infrastructure of Sabine Pass terminal includes: five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 16.9 Bcfe; two docks capable of accommodating vessels of up to 266,000 cubic meters; and vaporizers with regasification capacity of approximately 4 Bcf/d. The Creole Trail Pipeline is a 94 mile pipeline and interconnects the Sabine Pass terminal with natural gas markets in North America. Its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC undertakes marketing of LNG and natural gas on its own behalf and on behalf of Cheniere Partners. The company also participates in the exploration and development of crude oil and natural gas reserves in the Gulf Coast besides, marketing of LNG and natural gas. Cheniere Energy is headquartered in Texas, the US.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Jun 15, 2015: Teekay LNG Signs Charter Contracts With BP For Up To Two LNG Carrier Newbuilds
Jun 11, 2015: Cheniere Announces Election Of Board Members
Jun 10, 2015: Cheniere Announces New LNG Project Developments
May 21, 2015: Gail Signs MoU With Shell To Supply LNG From US
May 19, 2015: Cheniere Energy May Sign First LNG Deal With China By 2020

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Major Products and Services 10
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Key Operational Summary 11
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - History 12
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Company Statement 16
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Business Description 19
Business Description - LNG and Natural Gas Marketing 19
LNG and Natural Gas Marketing - Overview 19
LNG and Natural Gas Marketing - Financials 19
Business Description - LNG Terminal 19
LNG Terminal - Overview 19
LNG Terminal - Financials 19
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Strengths 21
Strength - Asset Base 21
Strength - Compliance with Safety and Environment 21
Strength - Strategically Located: LNG Terminals 21
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Higher Operating Costs 22
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Business Expansion: SPL Project 23
Opportunity - Prospective Natural gas Industry: US 23
Opportunity - Natural Gas Consumption in China & South Korea 23
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Threats 24
Threat - Competition from Substitutes 24
Threat - Stringent Government Regulations 24
Cheniere Energy, Inc. - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 31
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 34
Jun 15, 2015: Teekay LNG Signs Charter Contracts With BP For Up To Two LNG Carrier Newbuilds 34
Jun 11, 2015: Cheniere Announces Election Of Board Members 35
Jun 10, 2015: Cheniere Announces New LNG Project Developments 36
May 21, 2015: Gail Signs MoU With Shell To Supply LNG From US 37
May 19, 2015: Cheniere Energy May Sign First LNG Deal With China By 2020 38
May 18, 2015: Bechtel Given Notice To Proceed With Construction On The Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project 39
May 13, 2015: Cheniere Issues Notice To Proceed And Commences Construction On First Two Liquefaction Trains At Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project 40
May 12, 2015: Energy Department Authorizes Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project To Export Liquefied Natural Gas 41
Apr 30, 2015: Cheniere Energy Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 42
Apr 14, 2015: Cheniere May Take FID On Corpus Christi LNG Project In One Month 44
Section 6 – Appendix 45
Methodology 45
Ratio Definitions 45
About GlobalData 49
Contact Us 50
Disclaimer 50

List of Tables

Cheniere Energy, Inc., Key Facts 6
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Key Employees 7
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Major Products and Services 10
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Key Operational Summary, 2011 11
Cheniere Energy, Inc., History 12
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 18
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Key Competitors 25
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios 27
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Interim Ratios 29
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 45
Units 45
Capital Market Ratios 45
Equity Ratios 46
Profitability Ratios 46
Cost Ratios 47
Liquidity Ratios 47
Leverage Ratios 48
Efficiency Ratios 48

List of Figures

Cheniere Energy, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Ratio Charts 30
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Cheniere Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32


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