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Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Price $125.00
Meta Description Xcel Energy Inc. (Xcel Energy) is a US-based energy utility. It carries out the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas besides offering related energy services. The company through its subsidiaries NSP-Mi
Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Dec 3, 2013
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Xcel Energy Inc. (Xcel Energy) is a US-based energy utility. It carries out the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas besides offering related energy services. The company through its subsidiaries NSP-Minnesota, NSP-Wisconsin, PSCo and SPS undertakes generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity; and distribution of natural gas. The company operates a number of wind, solar, hydro, nuclear and thermal power plants. Through its subsidiary, WestGas InterState, Inc., Xcel Energy manages natural gas transportation business.

Xcel Energy Inc. Key Recent Developments

Mar 08, 2013: Xcel Energy And WildEarth Guardians Reach Agreement On Cherokee Generating Station Emissions
Mar 04, 2013: Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant Begins Refueling Outage
Feb 22, 2013: CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse Transmission Line Construction Under Way
Feb 21, 2013: CEC Breaks Ground On Boulder Cowdery Meadows Solar Array In Colorado
Feb 20, 2013: Xcel Energy Seeks Earlier Bid And Evaluation Process For Potential Colorado Wind Power ProjectsGDPE7647FSA

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Xcel Energy Inc. 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.

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- 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
Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Facts 5
Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Employees 6
Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Operational Employees 9
Xcel Energy Inc. - Major Products and Services 10
Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 11
Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2010 12
Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Operational Summary 13
Xcel Energy Inc. - History 14
Xcel Energy Inc. - Company Statement 17
Xcel Energy Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 20
Head Office 20
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20
Section 2 – Company Analysis 21
Xcel Energy Inc. - Business Description 21
Xcel Energy Inc. - Corporate Strategy 23
Xcel Energy Inc. - SWOT Analysis 24
SWOT Analysis - Overview 24
Xcel Energy Inc. - Strengths 24
Strength - Vertically Integrated Operations 24
Strength - Leading Position in Wind Energy Market 24
Strength - Steady Growth in Financial Performance 24
Xcel Energy Inc. - Weaknesses 25
Weakness - Fuel Mix Imbalance 25
Weakness - Unplanned Outages 25
Xcel Energy Inc. - Opportunities 25
Opportunity - Positive US Electricity Market 25
Opportunity - Capital Investment Plan 26
Opportunity - Positive Wind Energy Market 26
Xcel Energy Inc. - Threats 26
Threat - Highly Competitive Environment 26
Threat - Compliance with Environmental Regulations 26
Threat - Nuclear Generation Risk 27
Threat - Legal Disputes 27
Xcel Energy Inc. - Key Competitors 28
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33
Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 34
Xcel Energy Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 34
Xcel Energy Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 35
Xcel Energy Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 36
Xcel Energy Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 37
Xcel Energy Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 38
Xcel Energy Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 39
Xcel Energy Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 41
Xcel Energy Inc., Recent Developments 41
Mar 08, 2013: Xcel Energy And WildEarth Guardians Reach Agreement On Cherokee Generating Station Emissions 41
Mar 04, 2013: Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant Begins Refueling Outage 41
Feb 22, 2013: CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse Transmission Line Construction Under Way 41
Feb 21, 2013: CEC Breaks Ground On Boulder Cowdery Meadows Solar Array In Colorado 42
Feb 20, 2013: Xcel Energy Seeks Earlier Bid And Evaluation Process For Potential Colorado Wind Power Projects 42
Feb 20, 2013: Xcel Energy Appoints Tim O’Connor As CNO 43
Feb 15, 2013: Xcel Energy Accepts Renewable Energy Proposals 43
Feb 12, 2013: Xcel Energy Notes Significant Wind Milestones In Colorado 44
Feb 11, 2013: Hitachi Power Secures Contract From Xcel Energy To Supply SCR Systems For Hayden Station In Colorado 44
Feb 08, 2013: Groups Led By ABC Call On FWS To Fully Analyze Environmental Consequences Of Merricourt Wind Power Project In North Dakota 44
Section 6 – Appendix 46
Methodology 46
Ratio Definitions 46
About GlobalData 50
Contact Us 50
Disclaimer 50

List of Tables
Xcel Energy Inc., Key Facts 5
Xcel Energy Inc., Key Employees 6
Xcel Energy Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Xcel Energy Inc., Key Operational Employees 9
Xcel Energy Inc., Major Products and Services 10
Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11
Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 2010 12
Xcel Energy Inc., Key Operational Summary, 2011 13
Xcel Energy Inc., History 14
Xcel Energy Inc., Subsidiaries 20
Xcel Energy Inc., Key Competitors 28
Xcel Energy Inc., Ratios based on current share price 29
Xcel Energy Inc., Annual Ratios 29
Xcel Energy Inc., Interim Ratios 32
Xcel Energy Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 34
Xcel Energy Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 35
Xcel Energy Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 36
Xcel Energy Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 37
Xcel Energy Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 38
Xcel Energy Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 39
Xcel Energy Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40
Currency Codes 46
Units 46
Capital Market Ratios 46
Equity Ratios 47
Profitability Ratios 47
Cost Ratios 48
Liquidity Ratios 48
Leverage Ratios 49
Efficiency Ratios 49

List of Figures
Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11
Xcel Energy Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Region, MW, 2010 12
Xcel Energy Inc., Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 31
Xcel Energy Inc., Ratio Charts 33
Xcel Energy Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 34
Xcel Energy Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 35
Xcel Energy Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 36
Xcel Energy Inc., Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 37
Xcel Energy Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 38
Xcel Energy Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 39




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