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Drax Group plc (DRX) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Meta Description Drax Group plc (Drax Group) is a power generation utility. The company generates power and sells electricity in the commodity markets. Drax Group, through its subsidiary Drax Power Limited, owns and operates Drax Power Station, a coal-fired power station.
Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Dec 3, 2013
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Summary

Drax Group plc (Drax Group) is a power generation utility. The company generates power and sells electricity in the commodity markets. Drax Group, through its subsidiary Drax Power Limited, owns and operates Drax Power Station, a coal-fired power station. The aggregate output capacity of the plant's six generators is 4,000 Mega Watt (MW). In addition, the company actively participates in biomass-fired generation through a joint venture with Siemens Project Ventures. The company generates revenue through the sale of by-products such as pulverized fuel ash and gypsum.

Drax Group plc Key Recent Developments

Mar 06, 2013: Siemens Wins Contract To Upgrade Three Drax Power Station’s Intermediate Pressure Turbines In Newcastle, UK
Feb 19, 2013: Drax Reports Revenue Of £1.8 Billion In 2012
Dec 20, 2012: Drax Secures Financing For Biomass
Sep 26, 2012: Drax Plans To Partially Convert Coal-fired Power Plant To Biomass-Fueled In UK
Mar 12, 2012: Drax Group Cancels Its Plans To Construct 300 MW Biomass Plant In Selby, UKGDPE35598FSA

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Drax Group plc provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

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- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 4
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Drax Group plc - Key Facts 5
Drax Group plc - Key Employees 6
Drax Group plc - Key Employee Biographies 7
Drax Group plc - Major Products and Services 8
Drax Group plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 9
Drax Group plc - History 10
Drax Group plc - Company Statement 11
Drax Group plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 12
Section 2 – Company Analysis 13
Drax Group plc - Business Description 13
Drax Group plc - Corporate Strategy 14
Drax Group plc - SWOT Analysis 15
SWOT Analysis - Overview 15
Drax Group plc - Strengths 15
Strength - Leading Market Player 15
Strength - Increasing Liquidity 15
Strength - Strong Forward Contracted Position 15
Drax Group plc - Weaknesses 15
Weakness - Lack of Fuel Diversity 15
Drax Group plc - Opportunities 15
Opportunity - Growing Demand for Electricity 15
Opportunity - Growing Renewable Energy Market 16
Opportunity - Development of Biomass Generation Facilities 16
Drax Group plc - Threats 16
Threat - Raw Material Cost Fluctuation 16
Threat - Legal and Political Framework 16
Threat - Electricity Wholesale Market Risk 16
Drax Group plc - Key Competitors 17
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 18
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 18
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 18
Performance Chart 20
Financial Performance 20
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 22
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 23
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 23
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 24
Drax Group plc, Recent Deals Summary 25
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 26
Drax Group plc, Recent Developments 26
Mar 06, 2013: Siemens Wins Contract To Upgrade Three Drax Power Station’s Intermediate Pressure Turbines In Newcastle, UK 26
Feb 19, 2013: Drax Reports Revenue Of £1.8 Billion In 2012 26
Dec 20, 2012: Drax Secures Financing For Biomass 27
Sep 26, 2012: Drax Plans To Partially Convert Coal-fired Power Plant To Biomass-Fueled In UK 27
Mar 12, 2012: Drax Group Cancels Its Plans To Construct 300 MW Biomass Plant In Selby, UK 27
Feb 21, 2012: Drax Announces Strategic Capital Investment Plan For 2012 27
Section 6 – Appendix 28
Methodology 28
Ratio Definitions 28
About GlobalData 32
Contact Us 32
Disclaimer 32

List of Tables
Drax Group plc, Key Facts 5
Drax Group plc, Key Employees 6
Drax Group plc, Key Employee Biographies 7
Drax Group plc, Major Products and Services 8
Drax Group plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 9
Drax Group plc, History 10
Drax Group plc, Subsidiaries 12
Drax Group plc, Key Competitors 17
Drax Group plc, Ratios based on current share price 18
Drax Group plc, Annual Ratios 18
Drax Group plc, Interim Ratios 21
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 23
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 24
Drax Group plc, Recent Deals Summary 25
Currency Codes 28
Units 28
Capital Market Ratios 28
Equity Ratios 29
Profitability Ratios 29
Cost Ratios 30
Liquidity Ratios 30
Leverage Ratios 31
Efficiency Ratios 31

List of Figures
Drax Group plc, Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 9
Drax Group plc, Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 20
Drax Group plc, Ratio Charts 22
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 23
Drax Group plc, Power, Deals by Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 24




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