Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					         Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDGE7647FSA                                                                                           Publication Date: MAR 2012

          414 Nicollet Mall, 414 Nicollet Mall               Phone              +1 612 3305500                  Revenue          10,654.8 (million USD)
          Minneapolis, MN                                    Fax                +1 612 3305878                  Net Profit       841.17 (million USD)
          55401                                              Website            www.xcelenergy.com              Employees        11,312
                                                                                XEL [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Oil & Gas
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Xcel Energy Inc. (Xcel Energy) is a US-based energy utility company. It carries out the generation, transmission and distribution
       of electricity, natural gas and provides related energy services. The company, along with its subsidiaries, is in the business of
       purchase of natural gas; its transportation distribution and sale to retail customers, besides transportation of customer-owned
       natural gas. It also carries out the generation, purchase, transmission and distribution of electricity, and its sale to residential,
       commercial, industrial and public authorities.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Xcel Energy Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Benjamin G. Fowke III               Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Fredric W. Corrigan                 Director
                                                                                      Vertically Integrated Operations Fuel Mix Imbalance
         Richard K. Davis                    Director
                                                                                      Leading Position in Wind               Unplanned Outages
         Albert F. Moreno                    Director
                                                                                      Energy Market
         A. Patricia Sampson                 Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Positive US Electricity Market         Highly Competitive
         Xcel Energy Inc.                                                                                                    Environment
                                                                                      Capital Investment Plan
        Share Price (USD) as on 21-Mar-                                26.27                                                 Compliance with Environmental
        2012                                                                                                                 Regulations
        EPS (USD)                                                        1.72
        Market Cap (million USD)                                      12,789         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                22,856
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     487
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Mar 22, 2012         Xcel Energy Receives Approval From Texas
                                                                                                           PUC To Lower Electric Bills
                                                                                      Mar 15, 2012         Xcel Energy Files For Decrease In Electricity
                                                                                                           And Natural Gas Prices
                                                                                      Mar 12, 2012         Xcel Energy Completes Reliability Upgrades In
                                                                                                           Portales, New Mexico
                                                                                      Mar 06, 2012         Xcel Energy Declares Notification Of Unusual
                                                                                                           Event At Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Facts .............................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Employees ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................... 8
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Major Products and Services .............................................................................................................................. 10
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Operational Summary .................................................................................................................................. 11
          Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 ............................................................... 12
          Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2010 .................................................................... 13
       Xcel Energy Inc. - History ................................................................................................................................................................. 14
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Company Statement ........................................................................................................................................... 16
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ................................................................................................................................. 18
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 19
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Business Description ........................................................................................................................................... 19
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Corporate Strategy .............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Xcel Energy Inc. - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................... 22
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 22
          Xcel Energy Inc. - Strengths ......................................................................................................................................................... 22
             Strength - Vertically Integrated Operations ............................................................................................................................... 22
             Strength - Leading Position in Wind Energy Market .................................................................................................................. 22
             Strength - Steady Growth in Financial Performance ................................................................................................................. 22
          Xcel Energy Inc. - Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................... 23
             Weakness - Fuel Mix Imbalance ............................................................................................................................................... 23
             Weakness - Unplanned Outages .............................................................................................................................................. 23
          Xcel Energy Inc. - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................... 23
             Opportunity - Positive US Electricity Market .............................................................................................................................. 23
             Opportunity - Capital Investment Plan ....................................................................................................................................... 24
             Opportunity - Positive Wind Energy Market ............................................................................................................................... 24
          Xcel Energy Inc. - Threats ............................................................................................................................................................ 24
             Threat - Highly Competitive Environment .................................................................................................................................. 24
             Threat - Compliance with Environmental Regulations ............................................................................................................... 24
             Threat - Nuclear Generation Risk .............................................................................................................................................. 25
             Threat - Legal Disputes ............................................................................................................................................................. 25
       Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Competitors.................................................................................................................................................. 26
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 27
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 27
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 27
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 29
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 29
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 30
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 31


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       Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances ...................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Xcel Energy Inc. (Xcel Energy) is a US-based energy utility company. It carries out the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, natural gas and provides related energy services. The company, along with its subsidiaries, is in the business of purchase of natural gas; its transportation distribution and sale to retail customers, besides transportation of customer-owned natural gas. It also carries out the generation, purchase, transmission and distribution of electricity, and its sale to residential, commercial, industrial and public authorities. Through its regulated operating companies, Xcel Energy provides energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. It has operations in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin in the US. Xcel Energy is headquartered in Minnesota, the US. The company's corporate strategy focuses on three core objectives including investing in the company's regulated utility businesses; obtaining stakeholder alignment; and earning a fair return on its utility investments.
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