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Cleco Corporation - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2016 Update

Summary

The report contains a detailed description of the power generation company’s business operations, history, corporate strategy, and business structure. This report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on key employees (executives), and major products and services.

Scope

- Major Power Plants (assets) - summarized and detailed information about the power plants (assets).
- Operational Metrics (capacity, generation, revenue, sales, number of consumers).
- Business description - A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy - GlobalData’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
- Key employees - A list of the key executives and personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Financial deals - Coverage of key financial deals from 2006 onwards, depending upon information availability
- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details.

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

Reasons to buy

- Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research purposes. Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and major products and services are incorporated in the profile to assist in various business decisions (M&A and JV).
- Identify potential customers and suppliers with this report’s analysis of the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services and business strategy.
- Understand and respond to competitors’ business structure and strategies with GlobalData’s detailed SWOT analysis. In this, the company’s core strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are analyzed, providing an up to date objective view of the company.

Table Of Contents

Cleco Corporation - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2016 Update
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2

Company Snapshot 6
Key Information 6
Company Overview 6
SWOT Snapshot 6
Operational Metrics 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Capacity 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Generation 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Transmission 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Distribution 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Customers 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Segmental Information 8
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Sales 9
Cleco Corporation, Thermal Power Plants 10
Cleco Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, United States 10
Business Description 11
Business Overview 11
Major Products and Services 12
History 13
SWOT Analysis 17
Overview 17
Cleco Corporation Strengths 17
Cost Efficiency 17
Broad and Diverse Customer Base 17
Business Model: Integrated Operations 17
Cleco Corporation Weaknesses 18
Working Capital Surplus 18
Cleco Corporation Opportunities 18
Capacity Expansion Projects 18
Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: the US 18
Cleco Corporation Threats 18
Competition 18
Clean Power Plan by EPA: the US 19
Volatility in Electricity Prices 19
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 20
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 22
Key Employees 23
Key Employee Biographies 24
Company Statement 25
Locations And Subsidiaries 26
Head Office 26
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 26
Financial Deals Landscape 27
Cleco Corporation, Deals Summary 27
Cleco Corporation, Power, Deal Details 28
Asset Transactions 28
Cleco Power Invests US$31 Million For Teche Gas Fired Power Plant Unit 4 In Louisiana, US 28
Cleco Power Acquires Acadia Power Station Unit 1 From Acadia Power 29
Debt Offering 30
Cleco Power Completes Private Placement Of 4.33% Senior Notes Due 2027 For US$50 Million 30
Cleco Power Completes Private Placement Of 5.12% Senior Notes Due 2041 For US$100 Million 31
Cleco Power Completes Public Offering Of 6% Senior Unsecured Notes For US$250 Million 32
Acquisition 33
British Columbia Investment Management, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and John Hancock Financial Services Completes Acquisition of Cleco for USD4.7 Billion 33
Recent Developments 36
Cleco Corporation - Recent Developments 36
Oct 28, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports 2015 third quarter operational earnings of $0.92 per diluted share 36
Jul 27, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports 2015 second quarter operational earnings of $0.53 per diluted share 38
Apr 28, 2015: Cleco Corporation posts 2015 first quarter operational earnings of $0.46 per diluted share 40
Feb 27, 2015: Cleco Corporation reports full-year 2014 operational earnings of $2.74 per diluted share 41
Jan 29, 2015: Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend 42
Oct 28, 2014: Cleco Corporation reports 2014 third quarter earnings of $1.17 per diluted share 42
Oct 21, 2014: Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend 42
Jul 30, 2014: Cleco Corporation announces 2014 second-quarter operational earnings of $0.57 per diluted share 43
Jul 24, 2014: Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend 43
Apr 28, 2014: Cleco Corporation posts 2014 first-quarter operational earnings of $0.42 per diluted share 43
Apr 22, 2014: Cleco raises quarterly dividend and increases target range for dividend payout ratio 44
Feb 25, 2014: Cleco Corporation reports full-year 2013 operational earnings of $2.53 per share 44
Jan 30, 2014: Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend 45
Oct 30, 2013: Cleco Corporation announces thirdquarter earnings of $1.09 per diluted share 45
Oct 24, 2013: Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend 46
Oct 17, 2013: Cleco announces schedule for its 2013 third-quarter earnings release and webcast 46
Jul 31, 2013: Cleco Corporation ends second quarter with operational earnings of $0.62 per diluted share 46
Jul 25, 2013: Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend 48
Apr 29, 2013: Cleco Reports Revenue Of $240.9m In Q1 2013 48
Feb 19, 2013: Cleco Reports Revenue Of $993.7m In 2012 49
Oct 30, 2012: Cleco Reports Revenue Of $297.4m In Q3 2012 50
Jul 31, 2012: Cleco Reports Revenue Of $240.1m In Q2 2012 51
May 02, 2012: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $30m In Q1 2012 52
Feb 22, 2012: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $195.7m In 2011 53
Nov 02, 2011: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $65.8m In Q3 2011 54
Aug 03, 2011: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $70.2m In Q2 2011 56
May 04, 2011: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $29m In Q1 2011 57
Feb 24, 2011: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $255.3m In 2010 58
Nov 01, 2010: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $49.6 Million For Q3 2010 59
Aug 04, 2010: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $35.17 Million In Q2 2010 60
May 05, 2010: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $149.9 Million In Q1 2010 61
Feb 25, 2010: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $106.3 Million In 2009 62
Nov 02, 2009: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $59.8 Million In Q3 2009 63
Aug 05, 2009: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $27 Million In Q2 2009 63
May 06, 2009: Cleco Reports Net Income Of $6.5 Million For Q1 2009 65
Feb 26, 2009: Cleco Reports 2008 Results 66
Jan 30, 2009: Cleco Declares Quarterly Dividends 68
Nov 05, 2008: Cleco Declares 3Q 2008 Results 68
Oct 31, 2008: Cleco Declares Quarterly Dividends 70
Aug 05, 2008: Cleco Declares 2Q 2008 Results 70
Jul 25, 2008: Cleco Declares Quarterly Dividends 71
May 06, 2008: Cleco Declares Q1 2008 Results 71
Apr 25, 2008: Cleco Declares Quarterly Dividends 72
Feb 27, 2008: Cleco Declares Q4 2007 Results 72
Feb 08, 2008: Cleco To Declare Q4 2007 Results 74
Jan 25, 2008: Cleco Declares Regular Quarterly Common And Preferred Dividends 74
Oct 31, 2007: Cleco Declares Q3 2007 Results 74
Oct 19, 2007: Cleco Declares Quarterly Common And Preferred Dividends 76
Aug 01, 2007: Cleco Declares Q2 2007 Results 76
Jul 20, 2007: Cleco Declares Quarterly Common And Preferred Dividends 77
May 02, 2007: Cleco Declares Q1 2007 Results 77
Apr 20, 2007: Cleco Declares Quarterly Common And Preferred Dividends 78
Feb 27, 2007: Cleco Declares Q4 2006 Results 78
Jan 26, 2007: Cleco Declares Quarterly Common And Preferred Dividends 81
Nov 09, 2006: Cleco Declares Q3 2006 Results 81
Oct 20, 2006: Cleco Declares Quarterly Common And Preferred Dividends 83
Aug 03, 2006: Cleco Declares Q2 2006 Results 83
Jul 21, 2006: Cleco Declares Quarterly Common And Preferred Dividends 85
Mar 08, 2016: Cleco and North American-led Investor Group request rehearing from state regulators regarding sale 85
Apr 28, 2015: Cleco nears completion of power restoration efforts after damaging storms impact system 85
Jan 06, 2015: Cleco provides residents with energysaving tips for cold weather 86
Nov 18, 2014: Cleco offers new energy efficiency programs 86
Mar 17, 2014: Cleco transfers Coughlin Power Station to regulated utility from unregulated subsidiary 86
Dec 03, 2013: Cleco Corporation issues initial operational earnings guidance for 2014 and issues longterm capital expenditures 87
Oct 24, 2013: Midcontinent Independent System Operator adding four new electric territories in December 87
Jun 26, 2013: Cleco Receives Regulatory Approval To Join MISO 88
Dec 04, 2012: Cleco Issues Initial Operational Earnings Guidance For 2013 88
May 29, 2012: Cleco Appoints Thomas Miller As Vice President Of Treasurer 89
Feb 29, 2012: Cleco Announces New Utility Management Structure 89
Nov 02, 2011: Cleco Announces New Senior Management Structure 90
Apr 25, 2011: Cleco Announces Management Changes 91
Jan 13, 2011: Cleco, GNOEC Complete Construction Of Wind Turbine In Mandeville, Louisiana 92
Jan 10, 2011: Cleco Launches Two-Part Solar Research Project In New Iberia, Louisiana 92
Nov 30, 2010: Cleco Closes Credit Facilities, Strengthen Liquidity 92
Jun 15, 2010: Cleco To Rename Two Power Station Facilities And Two Generating Units 92
Jun 03, 2010: Cleco Begins Preparation For Construction Of New Power Unit At Its Existing Teche Power Station 93
Apr 21, 2010: Cleco To Install Four Solar Panels At Corporate Headquarters 93
Mar 26, 2010: Cleco Elects Shelley Stewart To Its Board 93
Jul 01, 2009: Cleco Elects Peter Scott As Board Member 94
Apr 27, 2009: Cleco Announces New CFO And SVP Darren Olagues 94
Oct 01, 2008: Celco Elects New Board Member 95
Oct 01, 2008: Cleco Elects New Board Member 95
May 09, 2008: Cleco CFO Resigns, Appoints Interim CFO 95
Mar 05, 2008: Cleco Appoints Vice President Of Tax And Treasurer 95
Aug 09, 2007: Cleco Power Enters RandD Agreement With ERDC 96
Jul 26, 2007: Cleco Appoints SVP 96
Mar 14, 2007: Cleco Appoints Vice President Of Regulatory, Retail Operations And Resource Planning 96
Jan 29, 2007: Cleco Appoints SVP, General Counsel 96
Apr 14, 2016: Amec Foster to supply power island for Cleco in US 97
Aug 07, 2013: Cleco reaches 20year agreement with City of Alexandria 97
Appendix 98
Report Scope 98
GlobalData Coverage 98
Benchmarking 98
GlobalData's Methodology 98
Secondary Research 98
Primary Research 98
Contact Us 99
Disclaimer 99

List of Tables
Cleco Corporation, Key Facts 6
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, Capacity 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, Generation 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, Transmission 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, Distribution 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, Customers 7
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, Segmental Information 8
Cleco Corporation, Operational Metrics, Sales 9
Cleco Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, United States 10
Major Products and Services 12
Cleco Corporation, SWOT Analysis 17
Cleco Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 20
Cleco Corporation, Annual Ratios 21
Cleco Corporation, Interim Ratios 22
Cleco Corporation, Key Employees 23
Cleco Corporation, Other Locations 26
Cleco Corporation, Subsidiaries 26
Cleco Corporation, Deals Summary 27
Cleco Power Invests US$31 Million For Teche Gas Fired Power Plant Unit 4 In Louisiana, US 28
Cleco Power Acquires Acadia Power Station Unit 1 From Acadia Power 29
Cleco Power Completes Private Placement Of 4.33% Senior Notes Due 2027 For US$50 Million 30
Cleco Power Completes Private Placement Of 5.12% Senior Notes Due 2041 For US$100 Million 31
Cleco Power Completes Public Offering Of 6% Senior Unsecured Notes For US$250 Million 32
British Columbia Investment Management, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and John Hancock Financial Services Completes Acquisition of Cleco for USD4.7 Billion 33

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