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Alliant Energy Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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ICD Research's "Alliant Energy Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, business description, financial ratios, SWOT analysis, key facts, information on products and services, details of locations and subsidiaries, plus information on key news events affecting the company.

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									Alliant Energy Corporation

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Alliant Energy Corporation                                                      Financial Snapshot

                                                                                Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                   4902 N. Biltmore Lane,Suite 1000, Madison,   The company reported revenue of US$3,416.10
Headquarters Address
                                   53718-2148                                   million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                                company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 0.42% during
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                                                                                2006–2010, with an annual decline of -0.33% over
                                                                                2009. In 2010, the company recorded an operating
Fax                                + 1 608 3148938                              margin of 16.28%, as against 5.64% in <2009.

Website                            www.alliantenergy.com
                                                                                Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange      LNT, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                4,704

Fiscal Year End                    December

Revenue (in US$ million)           3,416.10




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                          Weaknesses                                   Return on Equity

Strong Growth Prospects            Decrease in top-line performance             The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                                9.76% for 2010, as compared to its peers, NSTAR
                                                                                (Ticker: NST), OGE Energy Corp. (Ticker: OGE) and
Strong utility operations          Increasing debt obligations                  TransAlta Corporation (Ticker: TA), which recorded
                                                                                ROEs of 18.35%, 12.90% and 8.97% respectively.
Wide Customer Base                 Weak liquidity position                      The company reported a net profit margin of 16.28%
                                                                                in 2010.
Opportunities                      Threats
                                                                                Return on Equity
Recovering economy                 Legal and political framework

                                   US energy policy and increasing tax
Rising demand for electricity
                                   burden
                                   Weather conditions and seasonal
                                   demand




                                                                                Liquidity Position

                                                                                The company reported a current ratio of 1.26 in 2010,
                                                                                as compared to its peers, NSTAR, OGE Energy Corp.
                                                                                and TransAlta Corporation, which recorded current
                                                                                ratios of 0.93, 0.78 and 0.82 respectively. As of
                                                                                December 2010, the company recorded cash and
                                                                                short-term investments of worth US$159.30 million,
                                                                                against US$1.30 million current debt. The company
                                                                                reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.88 in 2010 as
                                                                                compared to its peers, NSTAR, OGE Energy Corp.
                                                                                and TransAlta Corporation, which recorded debt to
                                                                                equity ratios of 1.44, 1.10 and 1.30 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1     Company Overview .................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2     Business Description ...............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3     Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1     Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ...........................................7
    2.2     Key Financial Performance Indicators ...................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1        Revenue and Operating Profit .......................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2        Asset, Liabilities and Capex ..........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3        Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4        Operational Efficiency ....................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5        Solvency ........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.6        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking ....................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.1        Market Capitalization .....................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.2        Efficiency .......................................................................................................................................................18
      2.3.3        Capital Expenditure .......................................................................................................................................19
      2.3.4        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................20
      2.3.5        Turnover – Inventory and Asset ....................................................................................................................21
      2.3.6        Liquidity ..........................................................................................................................................................22
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 2
								
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