Business Analysis of Xcel Energy

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of Xcel Energy

XCEL ENERGY

Business Overview

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects, as well as procures equipment for construction of renewable generation facilities. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy


R&P Rank: 261
Sector: Utilities
Industry:Gas, Water, & Multiutilities
H.Q Location:Minnesota
Website: www.xcelenergy.com
Company Address:
414 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55401
Ph:612-330-5500

Business Analysis of Xcel Energy

The Utilities Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how Xcel Energy compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by Xcel Energy to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.

Here is the performance snapshot of Xcel Energy with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: Xcel Energy reported a revenue growth of 0.7% year-on-year during 2016. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities Industry grew at -0.4% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Xcel Energy spent 61.3% of its total revenues on COGS. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 63.9%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: Xcel Energy R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: Xcel Energy SG&A share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Xcel Energy spent 5.4% of its total revenues on Inventories. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 7.3%
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Xcel Energy invested 11.0% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 11.4%
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Xcel Energy invested 13.6% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 15.4%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Xcel Energy invested 295.7% 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%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: Xcel Energy Intangibles share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  10. Net Margins: Xcel Energy Net Margins in the year 2016 were 10.1%. Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry average Net Margins in the same period were 8.6%

Sector and Industry Association of Xcel Energy

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Xcel 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 Xcel Energy

With $11.1 billion revenues, Xcel Energy ranked number 5 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:

  1. Exelon ($31.4 billion)
  2. Duke Energy ($22.7 billion)
  3. PG&E ($17.7 billion)
  4. Consolidated Edison ($12.1 billion)
  5. Xcel Energy ($11.1 billion)
  6. Sempra Energy ($10.2 billion)
  7. Public Service Enterprise Group ($9.1 billion)
  8. WEC Energy Group ($7.5 billion)
  9. CMS Energy ($6.4 billion)
  10. Ameren ($6.1 billion)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Industry Peers and Competitors of xcel-energy

Duke Energy (DUK) Business Analysis – Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities,...

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PG&E (PCG) Business Analysis – Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And...

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Consolidated Edison (ED) Business Analysis – Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities,...

Consolidated Edison Inc with $12 billion revenues in the year 2016 was the number 4 Gas, Water, & Multiutilities company. Read this report to know the top competitors of Consolidated Edison and identify growth and cost optimization opportunities of Consolidated Edison

Sempra Energy (SRE) Business Analysis – Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities,...

Sempra Energy with $10 billion revenues in the year 2016 was the number 6 Gas, Water, & Multiutilities company. Read this report to know the top competitors of Sempra Energy and identify growth and cost optimization opportunities of Sempra Energy

Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) Business Analysis – Analyze Historical Performance,...

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc with $9 billion revenues in the year 2016 was the number 7 Gas, Water, & Multiutilities company. Read this report to know the top competitors of Public Service Enterprise Group and identify growth and cost optimization opportunities of Public Service Enterprise Group

WEC Energy Group (WEC) Business Analysis – Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic...

WEC Energy Group, Inc. with $7 billion revenues in the year 2016 was the number 8 Gas, Water, & Multiutilities company. Read this report to know the top competitors of WEC Energy Group and identify growth and cost optimization opportunities of WEC Energy Group

Revenues Analysis

Xcel Energy (XEL) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) from 2012 to 2016. Xcel Energy generated a total of $11.1 billion revenues during 2016. Xcel Energy reported a revenue growth of 0.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Xcel Energy (XEL) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) from 2002 to 2016. Xcel Energy generated a total of $11.1 billion revenues during 2016. Xcel Energy reported a revenue growth of 0.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Xcel Energy (XEL) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) revenue growth with Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Xcel Energy reported a revenue growth of 0.7% year-over-year during 2016. The Gas, Water, & Multiutilities industry growth was -0.4% year-over-year during 2016. Xcel Energy growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Xcel Energy (XEL) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) from 2012 to 2016. Xcel Energy reported a total net income of $1.1 billion during 2016. Xcel Energy generated a total of $11.1 billion revenues during 2016. Xcel Energy net profit margin was 10.1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Xcel Energy (XEL) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To...

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) from 2002 to 2016. Xcel Energy reported a total net income of $1.1 billion during 2016. Xcel Energy generated a total of $11.1 billion revenues during 2016. Xcel Energy net profit margin was 10.1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.