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- The Northwest Natural Gas Company 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.
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- 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 Northwest Natural Gas Company business.
About Northwest Natural Gas Company
Northwest Natural Gas Company engages in the storage and distribution of natural gas in Oregon, Washington, and California.
The company operates through two segments, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage.
Local Gas Distribution
The Local Gas Distribution segment engages in the distribution of natural gas in Oregon and southwest Washington. This segment involves in building and maintaining a pipeline distribution system, purchasing gas from producers and marketers, contracting for the transportation of gas over pipelines from the supply basins to its service territory, and reselling the gas to customers. Gas distribution also includes transporting gas owned by customers from the interstate pipeline connection, or city gate, to the customers facilities.
The company also holds rights to serve portions of three southwest Washington counties bordering the Columbia River. It provides gas service in 124 cities and neighboring communities in 15 Oregon counties, as well as in 16 cities and neighboring communities in 3 Washington counties.
The company provides daily and seasonal peaking gas supplies to its Oregon core utility customers from its underground gas storage facility in the Mist gas storage field. The company also has contracts with the Williams Companies Northwest Pipeline (Northwest Pipeline) for firm gas storage services from an underground storage facility in Jackson Prairie near Chehalis, Washington, and an LNG facility in Plymouth, Washington.
The company owns and operates two liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities in its Oregon service territory that liquefy gas for storage during the summer months so that it is available for withdrawal during the peak winter heating season. These 2 facilities provide a combined daily deliverability of 1.8 million therms and a total seasonal capacity of 17 million therms.
Customers: As of December 31, 2009, the company had approximately 668,000 total utility customers, consisting of approximately 605,000 residential, 62,000 commercial, and 1,000 industrial sales and transportation customers. Industries the company serves include pulp, paper and other forest products; the manufacture of electronic, electrochemical and electrometallurgical products; the processing of farm and food products; the production of various mineral products; metal fabrication and casting; the production of machine tools, machinery and textiles; the manufacture of asphalt, concrete and rubber; printing and publishing; nurseries; government and educational institutions; and electric generation.
The Gas Storage Business segment includes natural gas storage services provided to interstate and intrastate customers in the Pacific Northwest using underground gas storage and pipeline facilities the company owns and operates. The company also uses an independent energy marketing company to provide asset optimization services for the utility under a contractual arrangement. The company is in the process of developing a second underground gas storage facility and related pipeline in the Fresno, California area.
Customers: The company serves storage customers who provide energy related services, including natural gas distribution, electric generation, and energy marketing companies.
Northwest Natural Gas Company was founded in 1910.
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1. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY 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. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY 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. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY SWOT ANALYSIS
4. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY 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. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Northwest Natural Gas Company Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Northwest Natural Gas Company and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Northwest Natural Gas Company and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Northwest Natural Gas Company Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Utilities Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Northwest Natural Gas Company Industry Position Analysis
6. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY 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. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Northwest Natural Gas Company Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Northwest Natural Gas Company Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Northwest Natural Gas Company Major Shareholders
Northwest Natural Gas Company History
Northwest Natural Gas Company Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Northwest Natural Gas Company Offices and Representations
Northwest Natural Gas Company 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
Northwest Natural Gas Company Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Northwest Natural Gas Company Capital Market Snapshot
Northwest Natural Gas Company 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
Northwest Natural Gas Company 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
Northwest Natural Gas Company 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
Northwest Natural Gas Company 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
Northwest Natural Gas Company 1-year Stock Charts
Northwest Natural Gas Company 5-year Stock Charts
Northwest Natural Gas Company vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Northwest Natural Gas Company vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Northwest Natural Gas Company 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?