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									                      Nicor Inc. (GAS) - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review

       Reference Code: GDGE4988FSA                                                                                       Publication Date: AUG 2010

       1844 Ferry Road                           Phone               +1 630 3059500                       Revenue            2,652.1 (million USD)
       Naperville, IL                            Fax                 +1 630 9839328                       Net Profit         135.50 (million USD)
       60563-9600                                Website             www.nicor.com                        Employees          3,900
       United States                             Exchange            GAS [New York Stock Exchange] Industry                  Energy and Utilities

      Company Overview
       Nicor Inc. (Nicor) is an energy holding company based in the US. It is engaged in the distribution, transportation and storage of
       natural gas through its principal subsidiary, Nicor Gas. The company is also engaged in the shipping of containerized freight in
       the Bahamas and the Caribbean region, through its subsidiary, Tropical Shipping. Furthermore, the company also has various
       energy-related ventures, such as Nicor Services, Nicor Solutions and Nicor Advanced Energy, which provide energy-related
       products and services to retail markets. Its other ventures include Nicor Enerchange,and Horizon Pipeline. The company' is
       headquartered at Naperville, Illinois in the US.

      Key Executives                                                                   SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                    Title                     Nicor Inc., SWOT Analysis
       Russ M. Strobel                       Chairman                                  Strengths                          Weaknesses

       Robert M. Beavers                     Director
                                                                                       High Focus on Profitability        Declining Market Share in
       Bruce P. Bickner                      Director                                                                     Sector
       John H. Birdsall, III                 Director                                  Efficient Resource
                                                                                       Management                         Limited Liquidity Position
       Norman R. Bobins                      Director
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research
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                                                                                       Opportunities                      Threats
      Share Data
       Nicor Inc.                                                                      Introduction of Metering           Intense Competition
       Share Price (USD) as on 25-Aug-2010                                 42.50       Technology

                                                                                2.98                                      Fluctuating Oil Markets
       EPS (USD)
                                                                                       Rising Demand for Petroleum
       Market Cap (million USD)                                            1,934       Products in the US
       Enterprise Value (million USD)                                      2,479

       Shares Outstanding (million)                                              46
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research          Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
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      Financial Performance                                                            Recent Developments
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