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About Northeast Utilities
Northeast Utilities, a public utility holding company, engages in the energy delivery business for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts.
Regulated Electric Distribution
The Distribution Segment is made up of the distribution businesses of Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P); Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH); and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO), which are primarily engaged in the distribution of electricity in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts, respectively, plus Public Service Company of New Hampshires (PSNH) regulated electric generation business.
CL&Ps distribution segment is primarily engaged in the purchase, delivery and sale of electricity to its residential, commercial and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2009, CL&P furnished retail franchise electric service to approximately 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns in Connecticut.
PSNHs distribution segment (which includes its regulated generation) is primarily engaged in the generation, purchase, delivery, and sale of electricity to its residential, commercial and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2009, PSNH furnished retail franchise electric service to approximately 490,000 retail customers in 211 cities and towns in New Hampshire. PSNH also owns and operates approximately 1,200 MW of electricity generation assets. Included in those generation assets is a 50 MW wood-burning generating unit (Northern Wood Power Project) at its Schiller Station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and approximately 70 MW of hydroelectric generating units. PSNH also has contracts with certain independent power producers (IPPs), the output of which it uses to serve its customer load or sell into the market.
WMECOs distribution segment is engaged in the purchase, delivery, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2009, WMECO furnished retail franchise electric service to approximately 205,000 retail customers in 59 cities and towns in the western third of Massachusetts. WMECO has contracts with two IPPs, the output of which WMECO sells into the market.
Regulated Gas Distribution
The company's subsidiary, Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas), operates a natural gas distribution system in Connecticut. It serves approximately 205,000 customers. Yankee Gas provides firm gas sales service to customers who require a continuous gas supply throughout the year, such as residential customers who rely on gas for their heating, hot water and cooking needs, and commercial and industrial customers who choose to purchase gas from Yankee Gas. Yankee Gas also offers firm transportation service to its commercial and industrial customers who purchase gas from sources other than Yankee Gas, as well as interruptible transportation and interruptible gas sales service to those certain commercial and industrial customers that have the capability to switch from natural gas to an alternative fuel on short notice. Yankee Gas can interrupt service to these customers during peak demand periods or at any other time to maintain distribution system integrity. Yankee Gas also owns a 1.2 Bcf Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Waterbury, Connecticut which enables the company to buy natural gas in periods of low demand, store it and use it during peak demand periods.
As of December 31, 2009, Yankee Gas owned 28 active gate stations, approximately 200 district regulator stations and 3,200 miles of gas main pipelines. Yankee Gas also owns a 1.2 Bcf LNG facility in Waterbury, Connecticut, as well as a propane facility in Kensington, Connecticut.
Regulated Electric Transmission
CL&P, PSNH and WMECO and other New England utilities, generation owners and marketers are parties to a series of agreements that provide for coordinated planning and operation of the region's generation and transmission facilities and the rules by which they participate in the wholesale markets and acquire transmission services.
Transmission and Distribution System
As of December 31, 2009, the companys electric operating subsidiaries owned 31 transmission and 432 distribution substations that had an aggregate transformer capacity of 4,462,000 kilovolt amperes (kVa) and 29,811,000 kVa, respectively; 3,098 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines ranging from 69 KV to 345 KV, and 433 cable miles of underground transmission lines ranging from 69 KV to 345 KV; 34,935 pole miles of overhead and 2,999 conduit bank miles of underground distribution lines; and 538,032 underground and overhead line transformers in service with an aggregate capacity of 36,968,352 kVa.
Northeast Utilities was founded in 1927.
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1. NORTHEAST UTILITIES 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. NORTHEAST UTILITIES 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. NORTHEAST UTILITIES SWOT ANALYSIS
4. NORTHEAST UTILITIES 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. NORTHEAST UTILITIES COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Northeast Utilities Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Northeast Utilities and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Northeast Utilities and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Northeast Utilities Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Utilities Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Northeast Utilities Industry Position Analysis
6. NORTHEAST UTILITIES NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. NORTHEAST UTILITIES EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. NORTHEAST UTILITIES 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. NORTHEAST UTILITIES IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. NORTHEAST UTILITIES PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. NORTHEAST UTILITIES VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Northeast Utilities Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Northeast Utilities Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Northeast Utilities Major Shareholders
Northeast Utilities History
Northeast Utilities Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Northeast Utilities Offices and Representations
Northeast Utilities 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
Northeast Utilities Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Northeast Utilities Capital Market Snapshot
Northeast Utilities 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
Northeast Utilities 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
Northeast Utilities 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
Northeast Utilities 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
Northeast Utilities 1-year Stock Charts
Northeast Utilities 5-year Stock Charts
Northeast Utilities vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Northeast Utilities vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Northeast Utilities 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?