Sempra Energy, together with its subsidiaries, engages in energy business worldwide. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment transmits and distributes electricity and/or natural gas. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had approximately 1.4 million electric meters and 878,000 natural gas meters. Its Southern California Gas Company segment purchases, transports, sells, distributes, and stores natural gas. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had approximately 5.9 million customer meters. The company's Sempra South American Utilities segment provides electricity distribution services through 10,118 miles of distribution lines, 352 miles of transmission lines, and 48 substations located in the region of Valparaiso in central Chile, as well as through 13,763 miles of distribution lines, 194 miles of transmission lines, and 39 substations located in the Cusco region of Peru. Its Sempra Mexico segment owns, develops, and operates natural gas pipelines, ethane systems, and a liquid petroleum gas pipeline and associated storage terminals; electric generation facilities; natural gas distribution systems; and liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminals. The company's Sempra Renewables segment is involved in the investment and development of wind and solar power generation facilities. Its Sempra LNG & Midstream segment invests in and develops LNG-related infrastructure in North America; develops and operates natural gas storage facilities in Alabama and Mississippi; and owns a liquefaction project in Louisiana. The company primarily serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Sempra Energy was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Business Analysis of Sempra Energy
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- Revenue Growth: Sempra Energy reported a revenue growth of -0.5% year-on-year during 2016. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities Industry grew at -0.4% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Sempra Energy spent 67.0% of its total revenues on COGS. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 63.9%
- R&D share of Revenues: Sempra Energy R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: Sempra Energy SG&A share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Sempra Energy spent 2.5% of its total revenues on Inventories. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 7.3%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Sempra Energy invested 17.7% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 11.4%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Sempra Energy invested 17.5% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 15.4%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Sempra Energy invested 323.4% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average PPE investment in the same period was 281.2%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Sempra Energy invested 28.6% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 23.2%
- Net Margins: Sempra Energy Net Margins in the year 2016 were 13.5%. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Net Margins in the same period were 8.6%
Sector and Industry Association of Sempra Energy
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Sempra Energy is associated with Utilities Sector and Gas, Water, & Multiutilities Industry.
Utilities sector is comprised of the following industries: Electric Utilities; Gas, Water, & Multiutlities. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Electric Utilities industry includes companies engaged in generation, transmission, and/or distribution of electric energy for sale.
- Gas, Water, & Multiutlities industry includes companies engaged in transmission and/or storage of natural gas for sale and those engaged in distributing water for sale for domestic, commercial, and industrial use. It also includes companies with significant presence in more than one utility.
Industry Ranking of Sempra Energy
With $10.2 billion revenues, Sempra Energy ranked number 6 of all the companies in the US Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry. There were a total of 47 public companies in the US Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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