National Grid plc Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: October 15, 2016
Pages: 50
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National Grid plc Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Report type: Strategic Report
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National Grid plc Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
National Grid plc Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between National Grid plc and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of National Grid plc position in the Utilities Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about National Grid plc that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for National Grid plc. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The National Grid plc financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
  • In the part that describes National Grid plc competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of National Grid plc business.

About National Grid plc

National Grid plc engages in the ownership and operation of regulated electricity and gas infrastructure networks in the United Kingdom and the United States. The company serves approximately 19 million consumers directly and indirectly. It also has interests in related markets.


The company’s Transmission business operates in both the U.K. and the U.S. Its transmission operations are divided into two segments, Transmission UK and Transmission US.

Transmission UK

The company engages in the transmission of electricity and gas in the U.K.

Electricity transmission owner: The company owns the electricity transmission system in England and Wales. Its electricity assets comprise a route length of approximately 7,200 kilometers of overhead line, mainly consisting of double circuits, approximately 713 kilometers of underground cable, and 338 substations at 242 sites.

Electricity system operator: The company is the national electricity transmission system operator, responsible for managing the operation of both the England and Wales transmission system that the company owns and also the two high voltage electricity transmission networks in Scotland, which the company does not own. The company is also designated as system operator for the new offshore electricity transmission regime.

Gas transmission owner: The company owns the gas national transmission system in Great Britain. This comprises approximately 7,600 kilometers of high pressure pipe and 23 compressor stations, connecting to 8 distribution networks and to third party independent systems for onward transportation of gas to end consumers.

Gas system operator: The company operates the gas national transmission system. Day-to-day operation includes balancing supply and demand, maintaining satisfactory system pressures, and ensuring gas quality standards are met.

French interconnector: The company owns and operates the U.K. assets, and a portion of the subsea cables, that comprise the electricity interconnector between England and France as part of a joint arrangement with the French transmission operator.

LNG storage: The company owns and operates three liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities in Great Britain.

Transmission US

The company engages in the transmission of electricity in the northeastern U.S.

Electricity transmission owner: The company owns and operates an electricity transmission network of approximately 13,800 kilometers spanning upstate New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Its U.S. electricity transmission facilities operate at voltages ranging from 69 kV to 345 kV and comprise approximately 13,700 kilometers of overhead line, approximately 140 kilometers of underground cable, and 525 substations.

Canadian interconnector: The company owns and operates a 224 kilometer direct current transmission line rated at 450 kV that is a key section of an interconnector between New England and Canada.


The Gas Distribution business operates in both the U.K. and the U.S. Its gas distribution operations are divided into two segments, Gas Distribution UK and Gas Distribution US.

Gas Distribution UK

The Gas Distribution UK segment comprises four of the eight regional gas distribution networks in Great Britain. The company’s networks comprise approximately 132,000 kilometers of gas distribution pipeline and the company transports gas on behalf of approximately 26 active gas shippers from the gas national transmission system to approximately 10.8 million consumers. The company also manages the national gas emergency number (0800 111 999) for all of the gas distribution networks and for other transporters in Great Britain.

Gas Distribution US

The Gas Distribution US segment comprises gas distribution networks providing services to approximately 3.5 million consumers across the northeastern U.S., located in service territories in upstate New York, New York City, Long Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The company’s network of approximately 58,000 kilometers of gas pipeline serves an area of approximately 26,400 square kilometers.

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1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  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


5.1. National Grid plc Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of National Grid plc and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of National Grid plc and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. National Grid plc Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Utilities Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. National Grid plc Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors


10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix





National Grid plc Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
National Grid plc Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
National Grid plc Major Shareholders
National Grid plc History
National Grid plc Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
National Grid plc Offices and Representations
National Grid plc 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
National Grid plc Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
National Grid plc Capital Market Snapshot
National Grid plc 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
National Grid plc 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
National Grid plc Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1


National Grid plc 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
National Grid plc 1-year Stock Charts
National Grid plc 5-year Stock Charts
National Grid plc vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
National Grid plc vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
National Grid plc Article Density Chart

1 – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

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 Analysis

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:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

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
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • 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:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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