Southwest Gas Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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									Southwest Gas Corporation

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Southwest Gas Corporation                                                     Financial Snapshot

                                                                              Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                      5241 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas,   The company reported revenue of US$1,830.37
Headquarters Address
                                      89193,United States of America          million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                              company's revenue declined at a compounded rate of
Telephone                             + 1 702 8767011
                                                                              -2.49% during 2006–2010, with an annual decline of -
                                                                              3.35% over 2009. In 2010, the company recorded an
Fax                                   N/A                                     operating margin of 12.68%, as against 11.00% in
                                                                              2009.
Website                               www.swgas.com

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         SWX, New York Stock Exchange            Revenue and Margins

Number of Employees                   2,349

Fiscal Year End                       December

Revenue (in US$ million)              1,830.37




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                             Weaknesses

Large customer base                   Poor top-line performance

Strong presence




Opportunities                         Threats

Increase in gas consumption           Increasing competition

Increasing demand for HVAC/R          Increasing Market of Renewable
equipment                             Energy

Multi-Zone gas heat pump technology   Volatile gas price




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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       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................15
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 16
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 17
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................17
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................17
    4.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................17
    4.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................17
    4.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................18
5     Southwest Gas Corporation - Company Statement ............................................................................ 19
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 21
7     Southwest Gas Corporation - Key Employees .................................................................................... 22
8     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 24
9     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 25
    9.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................25
    9.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................25
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 27
    10.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................27
    10.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................27
    10.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................31




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services ..................................................................................................................................6
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................7
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ..................................................................................................................................................9
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ..................................................................................................................................9
Table 5: Southwest Gas Corporation, History ......................................................................................................................21
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