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About Itron, Inc.
Itron, Inc. provides a portfolio of products and services to utilities for the energy and water markets worldwide. The company provides metering, data collection, and utility software solutions.
The company's operating segments are Itron North America and Itron International.
The Itron North America segment offers intelligent meters and data collection and communication systems for electric, gas, and water utilities in the United States and Canada. Its collection and communication systems include advanced metering infrastructures (AMI)/ automated meter reading (AMR) systems and a host of utility software and services.
The Itron International segment offers various electricity, gas, water, and heat meters, AMR and AMI systems, software, and services in Europe, South Africa, South America, and the Asia/Pacific.
Products, Systems, and Solutions
The company's solutions include meters and AMI and AMR systems; software for data collection, management, and analysis; and professional services.
Meters and AMI and AMR systems
The company produces residential, commercial and industrial (C&I), and transmission and distribution (T&D) electricity, gas, and water meters; gas and water AMR modules; and various data collection systems.
The companys AMI, or smart metering, systems include OpenWay, a standards-based, open-architecture system that provides two-way communication to residential and commercial electricity and gas meters. The companys AMI software can be configured for load management, demand response, prepayment, and other capabilities. Each OpenWay electricity meter is equipped with a ZigBee component (a low-power, short distance wireless standard), which enables the utility to communicate with and control in-home devices and can provide information to help consumers make informed choices about energy consumption. The OpenWay system can utilize various public communication platforms to transfer data, including GPRS (general packet radio services), Ethernet, telephone, BPL (broadband over power line), Wi-Fi, and WiMax. For water utilities, the company offers an advanced water leak detection system that uses patented acoustic technology analyzing vibration patterns in the distribution system.
The companys AMR systems include AMR meters or modules and various data collection hardware and software, which enables utilities to deploy AMR. AMR meters and modules transmit important information to the utility, such as consumption, tamper data, and other information. In North America, information is transmitted via radio frequency (RF) to its handheld, mobile, or network data collection technology. In other parts of the world, telephone, RF, GSM (global System for Mobile communications), GPRS, PLC (power line carrier), and Ethernet devices may be utilized. Data collection systems manage the collection of meter data and provide the data to billing systems, data warehouses, Internet presentment, and knowledge applications. The company offers one-way and two-way electricity prepayment systems, using smart key, keypad, and smart card communication technologies.
Meter Data Management and Knowledge Applications
The companys meter data management software and knowledge application solutions provide utilities and C&I end-users with support for data collection, complex data applications, data warehouses, and analytic and visualization tools.
The company offers professional services that help its customers implement, install, project-manage, operate, and maintain their AMR and AMI systems. It provides managed services to utilities in North America, the United Kingdom, and South Africa that allow them to outsource certain operations, such as meter reading services and prepayment program activities. In North America, its consulting and analysis services provide market research, load research, program evaluation and design, energy policy design, rate design, and regulatory support.
Itron, Inc. and Tropos Networks Inc. announced an agreement to jointly develop products for the utility market including an integrated network solution. The joint solution would allow utilities to extend their smart grid foundation into a comprehensive, privately owned broadband network for utility applications.
In October 2010, Itron, Inc. announced that it would work with Avista Corp. on its smart grid demonstration project in Pullman, Wash.
The companys primary competitors include Badger Meter, Inc.; Emerson Electric Co.; Roper Industries, Inc.; Cooper Industries, Ltd.; eMeter Corporation; Schneider Electric SA; Dandong Visionseal Co., Ltd.; ESCO Technologies Inc.; Sensus; Datamatic, Ltd.; General Electric Company; Silver Spring Networks; Diehl Metering; Holley Group Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Fiorentini Gas; Dresser, Inc.; Iskraemeco, D.D.; Equipment Co., Ltd.; Echelon Corporation; Landis+Gyr Holdings AG; Trilliant Incorporated; Elster Group S.E.; Oracle Corporation; and Telvent GIT, S.A.
Itron, Inc. was founded in 1977.
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1. ITRON, 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. ITRON, 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. ITRON, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. ITRON, 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. ITRON, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Itron, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Itron, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Itron, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Itron, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Itron, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. ITRON, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. ITRON, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. ITRON, 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. ITRON, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. ITRON, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. ITRON, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Itron, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Itron, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Itron, Inc. Major Shareholders
Itron, Inc. History
Itron, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Itron, Inc. Offices and Representations
Itron, 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
Itron, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Itron, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Itron, 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
Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Statistics
Itron, 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
Itron, 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
Itron, 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
Itron, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Itron, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Itron, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Itron, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Itron, 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?