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Centrica plc (Centrica) is an integrated energy company. The company focuses on securing and delivering energy; and offering home and business energy solutions. Centrica operates through four business segments, namely, Downstream UK, Upstream UK, Storage UK and North America. The company’s activities include exploration and production of natural gas in the UK and Norwegian continental shelf; generation of electricity through the operation of four onshore and offshore wind farms, and eight Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power stations; gas storage; and supply of gas and electricity. The company operates in seven countries that includes, the UK, Canada, the US, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago. Centrica is headquartered in Berkshire, the UK.

Centrica focuses on expansion through partnership agreements, acquisitions and new project developments. Recently its British Gas division has invested EUR4.5m for a minority shareholding in Power Plus Communications Gmbh that provides broadband powerline technology for smart grid and smart metering applications. Centrica plc, and Statoil ASA signed an extension to their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on gas-focussed exploration opportunities in Norway and the UK

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									             Centrica plc (CNA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDGE48FSA                                                                                             Publication Date: AUG 2012

          Millstream, Maidenhead Road                        Phone              +44 1753 494000                 Revenue          22,824 (million GBP)
          Windsor, ENG                                       Fax                +44 1753 494001                 Net Profit       421 (million GBP)
          SL4 5GD                                            Website            www.centrica.com                Employees        39,432
                                                                                CNA [London Stock
          United Kingdom                                     Exchange                                           Industry         Oil & Gas
                                                                                Exchange (LON)]

       Company Overview
       Centrica plc (Centrica) is an integrated energy company. The company focuses on securing and delivering energy; and offering
       home and business energy solutions. Centrica operates through four business segments, namely, Downstream UK, Upstream
       UK, Storage UK and North America. The company’s activities include exploration and production of natural gas in the UK and
       Norwegian continental shelf; generation of electricity through the operation of four onshore and offshore wind farms, and eight
       Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power stations; gas storage; and supply of gas and electricity.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Centrica plc, SWOT Analysis
         Sam Laidlaw                         Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Phil Bentley                        Director
                                                                                      Strong Market Presence with            Decline in Profitability Ratios
         Mark Hanafin                        Director                                 Wide Service Portfolio
                                                                                                                             Substantial Presence of Debt
         Nick Luff                           Director
                                                                                      Centrica Storage Reservoir
         Chris Weston                        Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Growth in Smart Meters Usage Highly Competitive
         Centrica plc                                                                                              Environment
                                                                                      Contracts and Agreements
        Share Price (GBP) as on 16-Aug-                                  3.29                                      Stringent Regulations
        2012
        EPS (GBP)                                                        0.08
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million GBP)                                      16,055         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million GBP)                                19,709
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                   5,196
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Aug 13, 2012         Environment     Agency    Begins   Public
                                                                                                           Consultation On Draft Decisions        For
                                                                                                           Environmental Permits For Hinkley Point C
                                                                                                           Nuclear Power Station
                                                                                      Aug 09, 2012         Heerema Installs Valemon Jacket For Statoil
                                                                                                           At Valemon Oil Field In North Sea: SNC-
                                                                                                           Lavalin
                                                                                      Aug 07, 2012         Gdf Suez And Partners Set To Develop
                                                                                                           Cygnus Gas Field In UK
                                                                                      Jul 26, 2012         Faroe Petroleum Finds Hydrocarbons At
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData                                                                                6506/11-9 S Cooper Well In Norwegian Sea
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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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
       Centrica plc - Key Facts ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Centrica plc - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
       Centrica plc - Key Employee Biographies .......................................................................................................................................... 7
       Centrica plc - Major Products and Services........................................................................................................................................ 8
       Centrica plc - Key Operational Summary ........................................................................................................................................... 9
       Centrica plc - History ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
       Centrica plc - Company Statement................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Centrica plc - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................................ 16
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Joint Venture................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Centrica plc - Business Description .................................................................................................................................................. 21
       Centrica plc - Corporate Strategy ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Centrica plc - SWOT Analysis .......................................................................................................................................................... 24
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 24
          Centrica plc - Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................ 24
             Strength - Strong Market Presence with Wide Service Portfolio ............................................................................................... 24
             Strength - Centrica Storage Reservoir ...................................................................................................................................... 24
             Strength - Strong Customer Relationships ................................................................................................................................ 24
          Centrica plc - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................................... 24
             Weakness - Decline in Profitability Ratios ................................................................................................................................. 24
             Weakness - Substantial Presence of Debt ................................................................................................................................ 25
          Centrica plc - Opportunities .......................................................................................................................................................... 25
             Opportunity - Growth in Smart Meters Usage ........................................................................................................................... 25
             Opportunity - Contracts and Agreements .................................................................................................................................. 25
             Opportunity - Increased Global Offshore Wind Market .............................................................................................................. 25
          Centrica plc - Threats.................................................................................................................................................................... 25
             Threat - Highly Competitive Environment .................................................................................................................................. 25
             Threat - Stringent Regulations .................................................................................................................................................. 26
             Threat - Fluctuating Oil Markets ................................................................................................................................................ 26
       Centrica plc - Key Competitors ......................................................................................................................................................... 27
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 28
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 28
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 28
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 30
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 30
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 31
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 32
       Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances ........................................................................................ 33
          Centrica plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 ............................................................................................................... 33


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          Centrica plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012............................................................................................................... 34
          Centrica plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 .......................................................................................................... 35
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