MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					              MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                    Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDGE199FSA                                                                                            Publication Date: AUG 2012

          1200 West Century Avenue, P.O. Box
                                                             Phone              +1 701 5301000                  Revenue          4,050.5 (million USD)
          5650
          Bismarck, ND                                       Fax                +1 302 6555049                  Net Profit       213.03 (million USD)
          58506                                              Website            www.mdu.com                     Employees        8,021
                                                                                MDU [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Oil & Gas
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU Resources) is a diversified energy company. It undertakes upstream and midstream activities
       besides electricity production. The company carries out its business in three verticals, namely, Exploration and production,
       Construction, and Regulated. It further classifies its business verticals into six reportable segments, namely, Electric, Construction
       Materials and Contracting, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Energy Services, Exploration and Production, and Construction
       Services. It operates in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Rocky Mountain region, mid-continent, and Gulf of
       Mexico.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      MDU Resources Group, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Terry D. Hildestad                  Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Harry J. Pearce                     Chairman
                                                                                      Energy Business Portfolio              Decline in Reserves Base
         Thomas Everist                      Director
                                                                                      Operational Network
         Karen B. Fagg                       Director
         Dennis W. Johnson                   Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Deep Offshore- Growth Area for Intense Competition
       Share Data                                                                     the Long Term
                                                                                                                     Stringent Pipeline Regulations
         MDU Resources Group, Inc.
                                                                                      Growth through Acquisitions
        Share Price (USD) as on 02-Aug-                                    22
        2012
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        EPS (USD)                                                        1.19        GlobalData
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       4,022
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 5,362
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     189
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Jul 02, 2012         MDU Resources Subsidiary Announces Name
                                                                                                           Change
                                                                                      Apr 30, 2012         MDU Resources Reports                Revenue        Of
                                                                                                           $852.8m In Q1 2012
                                                                                      Apr 25, 2012         Fidelity Exploration & Production Completes
                                                                                                           Well Tests In Paradox Basin, US
                                                                                      Mar 12, 2012         MDU Resources Reaches New Bakken Field
                                                                                                           Production Record And Acquires Additional
                                                                                                           Bakken Acreage
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary                 Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       Research, GlobalData                                                          GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 6
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................... 6
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................. 7
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................ 8
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Major Products and Services.............................................................................................................. 9
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Key Operational Summary ............................................................................................................... 10
          MDU Resources Group, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 ............................................ 11
          MDU Resources Group, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2010 ................................................. 12
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - History .............................................................................................................................................. 13
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Company Statement......................................................................................................................... 16
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries .............................................................................................................. 19
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 21
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Business Description ........................................................................................................................ 21
          Business Description - Construction Materials and Contracting ................................................................................................... 21
             Construction Materials and Contracting - Overview .................................................................................................................. 21
             Construction Materials and Contracting - Production ................................................................................................................ 21
             Construction Materials and Contracting - Financials ................................................................................................................. 21
             Construction Materials and Contracting - Capital Expenditure .................................................................................................. 21
             Construction Materials and Contracting - Market View.............................................................................................................. 21
          Business Description - Construction Services .............................................................................................................................. 22
             Construction Services - Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 22
             Construction Services - Financials ............................................................................................................................................ 22
             Construction Services - Capital Expenditure ............................................................................................................................. 22
             Construction Services - Market View......................................................................................................................................... 22
          Business Description - Electric ..................................................................................................................................................... 22
             Electric - Overview .................................................................................................................................................................... 22
             Electric - Production .................................................................................................................................................................. 22
             Electric - Financials ................................................................................................................................................................... 22
             Electric - Capital Expenditure .................................................................................................................................................... 23
             Electric - Market View................................................................................................................................................................ 23
          Business Description - Exploration and Production ...................................................................................................................... 23
             Exploration and Production - Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 23
             Exploration and Production - Production ................................................................................................................................... 23
             Exploration and Production - Financials ................................................................................................................................... 23
             Exploration and Production - Capital Expenditure ..................................................................................................................... 23
             Exploration and Production - Market View ................................................................................................................................ 23
          Business Description - Natural Gas Distribution ........................................................................................................................... 23
             Natural Gas Distribution - Overview .......................................................................................................................................... 23
             Natural Gas Distribution - Production ........................................................................................................................................ 24
             Natural Gas Distribution - Financials ......................................................................................................................................... 24


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             Natural Gas Distribution - Capital Expenditure .......................................................................................................................... 24
             Natural Gas Distribution - Market View ..................................................................................................................................... 24
          Business Description - Pipeline and Energy Services .................................................................................................................. 24
             Pipeline and Energy Services - Overview ................................................................................................................................. 24
             Pipeline and Energy Services - Production ............................................................................................................................... 24
             Pipeline and Energy Services - Financials ................................................................................................................................ 24
             Pipeline and Energy Services - Capital Expenditure ................................................................................................................. 24
             Pipeline and Energy Services - Market View............................................................................................................................. 25
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Corporate Strategy ........................................................................................................................... 26
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................ 27
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 27
          MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Strengths ...................................................................................................................................... 27
             Strength - Energy Business Portfolio......................................................................................................................................... 27
             Strength - Operational Network ................................................................................................................................................. 27
             Strength - Customer Diversity ................................................................................................................................................... 27
          MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................. 28
             Weakness - Decline in Reserves Base ..................................................................................................................................... 28
          MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................ 28
             Opportunity - Deep Offshore- Growth Area for the Long Term.................................................................................................. 28
             Opportunity - Growth through Acquisitions ................................................................................................................................ 28
             Opportunity - Planned Expansion Activities............................................................................................................................... 28
             Opportunity - Positive US Electricity Market .............................................................................................................................. 28
          MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Threats.......................................................................................................................................... 29
             Threat - Intense Competition ..................................................................................................................................................... 29
             Threat - Stringent Pipeline Regulations ..................................................................................................................................... 29
             Threat - Oil and Gas Price Fluctuations .................................................................................................................................... 29
       MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................... 30
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 31
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios...........................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU Resources) is a diversified energy company. It undertakes upstream and midstream activities besides electricity production. The company carries out its business in three verticals, namely, Exploration and production, Construction, and Regulated. It further classifies its business verticals into six reportable segments, namely, Electric, Construction Materials and Contracting, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Energy Services, Exploration and Production, and Construction Services. It operates in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Rocky Mountain region, mid-continent, and Gulf of Mexico. MDU Resources is headquartered at North Dakota, the US. In 2012, the company expects a 20 percent to 30 percent increase in oil production and a 12 percent to 20 percent decrease in natural gas production It plans to build an 88-megawatt generating plant fueled by natural gas to meet the growing energy demands. This facility is expected to be in operation early in 2015.
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