American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					         American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) - Financial and Strategic
                               SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDPE3752FSA                                                                                            Publication Date: JUL 2012

          1 Riverside Plaza                                  Phone              +1 614 7161000                  Revenue          15,116 (million USD)
          Columbus, OH                                       Fax                +1 614 2231823                  Net Profit       1,946 (million USD)
          43215-2372                                         Website            www.aep.com                     Employees        18,710
                                                                                AEP [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Power Energy
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) is a US-based public utility holding company. The company through its
       subsidiaries carries out the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It focuses on the generation of electricity using
       coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric energy. AEP caters to more than five million customers across the US.
       The company owns approximately 40,000 MW of electricity generating capacity in three RTOs, and 39,000 circuit miles of
       transmission lines including 2,116 miles of 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      American Electric Power Company, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Nicholas K. Akins                   Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.                Director
                                                                                                                             Lack of Fuel Diversification
         Linda A. Goodspeed                  Director                                 Integrated Operational Network
                                                                                                                             Dependence on Retail
         Lester A. Hudson                    Director                                 Fuel Procurement Policy
                                                                                                                             Electricity Provider (REP)
         Lionel L. Nowell III                Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Positive Renewable Energy              Compliance with Environmental
         American Electric Power Company, Inc.                                                                               Regulations
                                                                                      Strategic Collaborations and
        Share Price (USD) as on 09-Jul-                                40.88          Acquisitions                           Increasing Competition
        2012
        EPS (USD)                                                        3.25
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                      18,937         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                37,022
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     484
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Jul 06, 2012         AEP Shuts Down Unit 2 At Welsh Coal-fired
                                                                                                           Power Plant In Texas
                                                                                      Jul 05, 2012         OPSB To Reschedule AEP Elk Transmission
                                                                                                           Line Public Hearing
                                                                                      Jun 11, 2012         Metadigm Services Wins Contract To Upgrade
                                                                                                           AMI For CVEC
                                                                                      May 31, 2012         AEP Shuts Down Oklaunion Coal-fired Power
                                                                                                           Unit
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) - Financial and                                                                      Reference Code: GDPE3752FSA
Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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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
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Facts ......................................................................................................................... 5
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Employees ................................................................................................................ 6
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................. 7
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Operational Employees ............................................................................................. 8
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................... 9
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Operational Summary ............................................................................................. 10
          American Electric Power Company, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 .......................... 10
          American Electric Power Company, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2010 ............................... 11
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - History ............................................................................................................................ 12
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Company Statement....................................................................................................... 15
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................ 19
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
          BusinessUnit ................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 21
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Business Description ...................................................................................................... 21
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Corporate Strategy ......................................................................................................... 23
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - SWOT Analysis .............................................................................................................. 24
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 24
          American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Strengths .................................................................................................................... 24
             Strength - Integrated Operational Network ................................................................................................................................ 24
             Strength - Fuel Procurement Policy........................................................................................................................................... 24
             Strength - Growing Revenue Performance ............................................................................................................................... 24
             Strength - Dedicated Subsidiaries Network ............................................................................................................................... 24
          American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................... 25
             Weakness - Lack of Fuel Diversification.................................................................................................................................... 25
             Weakness - Dependence on Retail Electricity Provider (REP).................................................................................................. 25
          American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Opportunities .............................................................................................................. 26
             Opportunity - Positive Renewable Energy ................................................................................................................................. 26
             Opportunity - Strategic Collaborations and Acquisitions............................................................................................................ 26
             Opportunity - Increasing Transmission and Distribution Market ................................................................................................ 26
             Opportunity - Rising Demand for Electricity............................................................................................................................... 27
             Opportunity - Growing Smart Grid Market ................................................................................................................................. 27
          American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Threats ....................................................................................................................... 27
             Threat - Compliance with Environmental Regulations ............................................................................................................... 27
             Threat - Increasing Competition ................................................................................................................................................ 28
             Threat - Nuclear Generation Risk .............................................................................................................................................. 28
       American Electric Power Company, Inc. - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................. 29
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 30
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 30
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 30


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       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 32
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 32
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 33
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Description: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) is a US-based public utility holding company. The company through its subsidiaries carries out the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It focuses on the generation of electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric energy. AEP caters to more than five million customers across the US. The company owns approximately 40,000 MW of electricity generating capacity in three RTOs, and 39,000 circuit miles of transmission lines including 2,116 miles of 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines. AEP is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the US. In March 2012, the company along with its unregulated subsidiary AEP Retail Energy, completed the acquisition of BlueStar Energy Holdings Inc., and its independent retail electric supplier BlueStar Energy Solutions.
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