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About Argan, Inc.
Argan, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers engineering, procurement, and construction services; nutritional products; and telecommunications infrastructure services.
The company operates in three segments: Power Industry Services, Nutritional Products, and Telecommunications Infrastructure Services.
POWER INDUSTRY SERVICES
The Power Industry Services segment, through Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS), provides a range of development, consulting, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance services to the power generation and renewable energy markets for a range of customers, including public utilities, independent power project owners, municipalities, public institutions and private industry.
The company has completed projects for approximately 70 facilities representing approximately 9,000 megawatts (MW) of power-generating capacity. Power projects have included combined-cycle cogeneration facilities, emergency peaking plants, boiler plant construction and renovation efforts, and utility system maintenance.
GPS has signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for the design and construction of a natural gas-fired power plant in Colusa, California. This energy plant is designed to be a 640 megawatt combined cycle facility. GPS has also signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement and received a limited notice to proceed from Competitive Power Ventures Inc. (CPV) to design and build the Sentinel Power Project. This project consists of 8 cycle gas-fired peaking plants with a total power rating of 800 megawatts to be located in southern California. CPV has a power supply agreement with Southern California Edison.
The company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Gemma Renewable Power, LLC (GRP) provides engineering, procurement, and construction services for new wind farms generating electrical power, including the design and construction of roads, foundations, and electrical collection systems, as well as the erection of towers, turbines and blades.
For the period ended January 31, 2010, GPSs major customer included Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
The company's competitors include SNC-Lavalin Group, Inc.; CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.; Foster Wheeler AG.; Shaw Group Inc.; Fluor Corporation; Granite Construction Incorporated; and business units of URS Corporation and EMCOR Group, Inc.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Services segment, through Southern Maryland Cable, Inc. (SMC), provides telecommunications infrastructure services including project management, construction and maintenance to the federal government, telecommunications and broadband service providers, as well as electric utilities. The services include the structuring, cabling, terminations, and connectivity that provide the physical transport for high speed data, voice, video, and security networks.
The company provides both inside plant and outside plant cabling services. The inside plant and premises wiring services that the company provides to its customers include AutoCAD design; cable installation; equipment room and telecom closet design and build-out; data rack and cabinet installation; raceway design and installation; and cable identification, testing, labeling and documentation. These services are provided primarily to federal government facilities on a direct and subcontract basis. Such facilities typically require regular upgrades to their wiring systems to accommodate improvements in security, telecommunications and network capabilities. Services provided to its outside premises customers include trenchless directional boring and other underground services, aerial cabling services, and the installation of buried cable and wire communication and electric lines.
For the period ended January 31, 2010, SMCs major customers were Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), Southern Maryland Electrical Cooperative (SMECO), and Verizon Communications, Inc. (Verizon).
The Nutritional Products segment, through Vitarich Laboratories, Inc. (VLI), develops, manufactures, and distributes nutritional products. The company provides research, development, and contract manufacturing services focused on producing premium nutritional supplements, vitamins, and whole-food dietary supplements. These products, included in a separate category of foodstuffs called nutraceuticals, provide health benefits beyond standard nutrition, such as positive physiological effects or the prevention or amelioration of chronic disease. The companys manufacturing capabilities include primarily full liquid production and powder production and blending. It arranges for the production of softgel and sublingual supplements with third parties.
VLI is primarily a contract manufacturer of nutritional products. Customers include brand merchandisers; network marketers; and catalog, Internet, and infomercial distributors. These customers market VLIs products under various brand names directly to consumers, distributor networks or through vitamin/health food stores, pharmacies, mass merchandisers, and major retailers.
Argan, Inc. was founded in 1961.
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1. ARGAN, 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. ARGAN, 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. ARGAN, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. ARGAN, 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. ARGAN, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Argan, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Argan, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Argan, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Argan, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Engineering and Construction Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Argan, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. ARGAN, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. ARGAN, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. ARGAN, 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. ARGAN, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. ARGAN, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. ARGAN, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Argan, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Argan, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Argan, Inc. Major Shareholders
Argan, Inc. History
Argan, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Argan, Inc. Offices and Representations
Argan, 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
Argan, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Argan, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Argan, 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
Engineering and Construction Services Industry Statistics
Argan, 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
Argan, 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
Argan, 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
Argan, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Argan, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Argan, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Argan, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Argan, 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?