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About AGL Resources Inc.
AGL Resources Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The company is also involved in various related and complementary businesses, including retail natural gas marketing to end-use customers primarily in Georgia; natural gas asset management and related logistics activities for each of its utilities, as well as for nonaffiliated companies; natural gas storage arbitrage and related activities; and the development and operation of natural gas storage assets. The company also owns and operates a small telecommunications business that constructs and operates conduit and fiber infrastructure within select metropolitan areas.
The company manages its business through four segments: Distribution Operations, Retail Energy Operations, Wholesale Services, and Energy Investments.
The Distribution Operations segment includes six natural gas local distribution utilities. These utilities construct, manage, and maintain intrastate natural gas pipelines and distribution facilities and include Atlanta Gas Light in Georgia; Chattanooga Gas in Tennessee; Elizabethtown Gas in New Jersey; Elkton Gas in Maryland; Florida City Gas in Florida; and Virginia Natural Gas in Virginia. Its six utilities serve approximately 2.3 million end-use customers.
Retail Energy Operations
The Retail Energy Operations segment consists of SouthStar Energy Services LLC (SouthStar), a joint venture owned 85% by its subsidiary, Georgia Natural Gas Company, and 15% by Piedmont Natural Gas. SouthStar markets natural gas and related services under the trade name Georgia Natural Gas to retail customers on an unregulated basis, primarily in Georgia, as well as Ohio and Florida. In addition, SouthStar markets gas to commercial and industrial customers in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
The Wholesale Services segment consists primarily of Sequent Energy Management, L.P. (Sequent), the companys subsidiary, which focuses on asset management, transportation, storage, producer and peaking services, and wholesale marketing. Sequent provides its customers with natural gas from the major producing regions and market hubs primarily in the U.S. and Canada.
Asset Management Transactions: Sequents asset management customers include affiliated utilities, nonaffiliated utilities, municipal utilities, power generators and industrial customers.
Transportation Transactions: Sequent contracts for natural gas transportation capacity and participates in transactions that manage the natural gas commodity and transportation costs.
Producer Services: Sequents producer services business primarily focuses on aggregating natural gas supply from various small and medium-sized producers located throughout the natural gas production areas of the United States, principally in the Gulf Coast region. Sequent provides producers with certain logistical and risk management services that offer options to move their supply into the pipeline grid.
The Energy Investments segment includes various businesses that are related and complementary to its primary business. The segments primary activity is its natural gas storage business, which develops, acquires, and operates salt-dome storage assets in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. It also offers natural gas storage services. This segment also owns a propane storage facility in Virginia with approximately 0.3 Bcf of storage capacity. This facility supplements the natural gas supply to its Virginia utility.
Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC: Jefferson Island, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, operates a salt dome storage and hub facility in Louisiana, approximately eight miles from the Henry Hub. The facility consists of two salt dome storage caverns with 7.5 Bcf of working gas capacity, 0.7 Bcf / day withdrawal capacity, and 0.4 Bcf /day injection capacity. Jefferson Island provides storage and hub services through its direct connection to the Henry Hub via the Sabine Pipeline and its interconnection with eight other pipelines in the area.
Golden Triangle Storage, Inc.: The companys wholly-owned subsidiary, Golden Triangle Storage, is constructing a natural gas storage facility in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. The project would consist of two underground salt dome storage caverns that would hold approximately 12 Bcf of working natural gas storage capacity and total cavern capacity of 18 Bcf.
AGL Networks, LLC (AGL Networks): This wholly owned subsidiary provides telecommunications conduit and dark fiber optic cable. AGL Networks leases and sells its fiber to various customers in the Atlanta, Georgia, Phoenix, Arizona, and Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan areas, with a presence in other cities in the United States. Its customers include local, regional and national telecommunications companies, Internet service providers, educational institutions, and other commercial entities. AGL Networks typically provides underground conduit and dark fiber to its customers under leasing arrangements with terms that vary from 1 to 20 years. In addition, AGL Networks offers telecommunications construction services to its customers.
On February 2, 2010, AGL Resources Inc. and TECO Energy Inc. have launched a joint venture to provide home warranty products and services under the brand name UtiliPRO.
On July 28, 2010, AGL Resources Inc. and El Paso Corp. announced the signing of a joint-venture agreement to distribute liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the southeastern United States to the heavy-duty transportation market, which includes heavy-duty trucks, buses, and waste haulers, and to peak-shaving facilities. The new 50/50 joint-venture, Southeast LNG Distribution Company plans to own and operate a fleet of LNG-fueled tankers and distribution facilities to support the use of LNG as a fuel source for this emerging market segment.
AGL Resources Inc. was founded in 1856.
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1. AGL RESOURCES INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. AGL RESOURCES INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. AGL RESOURCES INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. AGL RESOURCES INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. AGL RESOURCES INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. AGL Resources Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of AGL Resources Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of AGL Resources Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. AGL Resources Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Utilities Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. AGL Resources Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. AGL RESOURCES INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. AGL RESOURCES INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. AGL RESOURCES INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. AGL RESOURCES INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. AGL RESOURCES INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. AGL RESOURCES INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
AGL Resources Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
AGL Resources Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
AGL Resources Inc. Major Shareholders
AGL Resources Inc. History
AGL Resources Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
AGL Resources Inc. Offices and Representations
AGL Resources Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
AGL Resources Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
AGL Resources Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
AGL Resources Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Utilities Industry Statistics
AGL Resources Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
AGL Resources Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
AGL Resources Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
AGL Resources Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
AGL Resources Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
AGL Resources Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
AGL Resources Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
AGL Resources Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?