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- The TransAlta Corp. 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 TransAlta Corp. business.
About TransAlta Corp.
TransAlta Corporation engages in the production and sale of electric energy. The company is a non regulated electricity generation and energy marketing company with an aggregate net ownership interest of 8,776 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity operating in facilities having approximately 10,578 MW of aggregate generating capacity.
The company also has facilities under construction with a net ownership interest of 9,253 MW, of an aggregate generating capacity of 11,281 MW. It focuses on generating electricity in Canada, the United States and Australia through its diversified portfolio of facilities fuelled by coal, gas, hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, and biomass resources.
The company, in Canada, holds a net ownership interest of 6,461 MW of electrical generating capacity in thermal, gas fired, wind powered, hydroelectric, and biomass facilities, including 5,244 MW in western Canada, 1,040 MW in Ontario, 99 MW in Quebec, and 80 MW in New Brunswick.
In the United States, the companys principal facilities include a 1,376 MW thermal facility and a 248 MW gas fired facility, both located in Centralia, Washington, which supply electricity to the Pacific northwest. It also holds a 50% interest in CE Generation, LLC (CE Generation), through which it has an aggregate net ownership interest of approximately 385 MW of generating capacity in geothermal facilities in California and gas fired facilities in Texas, Arizona and New York. In addition, the company has 6 MW of electrical generating capacity through hydroelectric facilities located in Washington and Hawaii. In Australia, the company has 300 MW of net electrical generating capacity from gas-fired generation facilities.
The company is organized into two segments: Generation and Commercial Operations and Development.
GENERATION BUSINESS SEGMENT
The Generation group is responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining electricity generation facilities.
The Wabamun, Sundance and Keephills facilities (the Alberta thermal plants) are located approximately 70 kilometers west of Edmonton, Alberta and are owned the company. Its thermal plants are generally base load plants. The company also owns two surface mines in Alberta that supply coal to its Alberta thermal plants. The Whitewood mine supplies the Wabamun plant and the Highvale mine supplies the Sundance and Keephills facilities.
Gas fired facilities
The companys interests in the Meridian and Fort Saskatchewan facilities are held through TransAlta Cogeneration, L.P. (TA Cogen). The Meridian plant is located in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and is owned by TA Cogen and Husky Oil Operations Limited. This 220 MW cogeneration plant sells electricity to Saskatchewan Power Corporation, a Crown corporation owned by the Province of Saskatchewan, and steam to a heavy oil upgrader in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
The Poplar Creek plant is located in Fort McMurray, Alberta and is owned by the company. This 356 MW cogeneration plant delivers approximately 150 MW of electricity and steam to Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor). Any surplus power not used by Suncor is available for sale by the Corporation to other parties.
The Fort Saskatchewan plant is located in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and is owned by TA Cogen and Strongwater Energy Ltd. (purchased from Air Liquide Canada Inc. in 2009). The 118 MW Fort Saskatchewan gas fired combined cycle cogeneration plant in Alberta provides electricity and steam to Dow Chemical Canada Inc.
The companys Bow River and North Saskatchewan River System hydroelectric facilities are primarily peaking plants.
Akolkolex River System: Akolkolex EcoPower Centre is a run-of-river hydroelectric facility with installed capacity of 10 MW located on the Akolkolex River, south of Revelstoke, British Columbia and is owned by the company. The output from the facility is sold to BC Hydro. Pingston EcoPower Centre is a run-of-river hydroelectric facility with installed capacity of 45 MW located on Pingston Creek, southwest of Revelstoke, British Columbia and down river of Akolkolex. The output from the fa
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1. TRANSALTA CORP. 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. TRANSALTA CORP. 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. TRANSALTA CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. TRANSALTA CORP. 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. TRANSALTA CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. TransAlta Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of TransAlta Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of TransAlta Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. TransAlta Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Utilities Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. TransAlta Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. TRANSALTA CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. TRANSALTA CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. TRANSALTA CORP. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. CANADA 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. TRANSALTA CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. TRANSALTA CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. TRANSALTA CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
TransAlta Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
TransAlta Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
TransAlta Corp. Major Shareholders
TransAlta Corp. History
TransAlta Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
TransAlta Corp. Offices and Representations
TransAlta Corp. 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
TransAlta Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
TransAlta Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
TransAlta Corp. 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
TransAlta Corp. 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
TransAlta Corp. 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
TransAlta Corp. 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
TransAlta Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
TransAlta Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
TransAlta Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
TransAlta Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
TransAlta Corp. Article Density Chart
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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?