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Motley Fool  Dec 5  Comment 
Southwestern Energy Company opened up its wallet to the tune of $5.7 billion as it looks to unseat Chesapeake Energy Corporation and become the next big natural gas stock.
The Market Financial  Nov 12  Comment 
This morning, leading independent energy company Southwestern Energy Co (NYSE:SWN) is coming under early selling pressure. Today, SWN stock is trading lower by 0.64 cents to $34.72 a share. Day traders should watch for intra-day support around the...
TheStreet.com  Nov 10  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Southwestern Energy Co. are down by 2.96% to $35.42 in late afternoon trading on Monday, as oil producer stocks decline due to the drop in crude prices. On Monday, U.S. crude settled below $78 per barrel, as...
TheStreet.com  Nov 5  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Southwestern Energy Co.  are up 4.12% to 34.08 today after Imperial Capital initiated coverage of the independent energy company with an "outperform" rating and a one-year price target of $50. Sustained...
Benzinga  Oct 30  Comment 
In a note released Thursday morning, Imperial Capital analyst Bob Christensen initiated coverage of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) with an Outperform rating and a $50 price target. Christensen began by stating his belief that...
newratings.com  Oct 23  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $211 million or $0.60 per share, up from $186 million or $0.53 per share last year. Adjusted net income dropped to $178 million or $0.50 per share...
TheStreet.com  Oct 23  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Susquehanna initiated coverage on Southwestern Energy Co.a awith a "positive" rating and a price target of $42. Several other analysts have also recently commented on the independent energy company engaged in natural gas...




 

Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company focused on exploring and producing natural gas in the southwestern region of the United States.[1] It generates revenue through Midstream services that market its own produced gas and gathers fees associated with the transportation of natural gas to market. [1]

Company Overview

Southwestern Energy Company is an integrated energy company located in Houston, Texas and it has natural gas and crude oil exploration and production sites in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. [1] Southwestern Energy Production Company and SEECO, Inc., Southwestern Energy Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries, conduct most of SWN's exploration and production activities. [1] Conventional drilling occurs in the Arkansas part of the Arkoma Basin, and development drilling and exploration occurs in the Oklahoma part of the Akroma Basin. [2]

Business and Financial Metrics[3]

In 2009, SWN incurred a net loss of $35.8 million on revenues of $2.15 billion. This represents a turnaround from 2008, when the copany earned $568.5 million on $2.31 billion in revenues.

Business Segments[3]

Southwestern Energy Company was broken up into three segments: Exploration and Production, Midstream, and Distribution. [1]

Exploration and Production (74.2% of total revenue): Its exploration and production segment includes SEECO, Inc., Southwestern Energy Production Company, or SEPCO, and DeSoto Drilling Company, which are all wholly owned subsidiaries of southwestern Energy Company. [4] All drilling is done in the United States, with drilling being done in the Arkoma Basin, East Texas, the Permian Basin and the onshore Gulf Coast.[4]

Midstream Services (74.7% of total revenue): The Midstream services segment creates revenue by natural gas transportation fees and by marketing its own gas production and occasionally some third party gas natural gas as well.[4] DeSoto Gathering company, a subsidiary of Southwestern Energy Company, engages in gas gathering activities dealing mainly with the Fayetteville Shale play.[4] Southwestern Energy Services Company(SES), Southwestern Energy Company's gas marketing subsidiary, captures downstream opportunities that come up due to marketing and transportation activity.[4].

Trends & Forces

Governmental Regulations Could Lead to Higher Costs of Operation

Since Southwestern Energy Company needs to drill underground for gas, it must abide by the Government's regulations.[5] It costs Southwestern Energy Company to comply with the regulations, and if the regulations change, the costs of abiding by them increase. [5] Also, since Southwestern Energy Company is the owner and operator of natural gas and oil properties, and an owner of gas gathering and transmission systems, they have to follow several federal, state, and local regulations relating to the discharge of materials and protection of the environment. [5] Such regulations could make Southwestern Energy Company liable for the cost of pollution clean-up, and could even result in cessation of operation in polluted areas, which could lead to increased costs of operation. [5] The government also has abandonment regulations, which Southwestern Energy Company could incur in the future. [5]

Competition

The natural gas and oil market is very competitive, and there is plenty of competition for reserve acquisitions, exploration leases, licenses, concessions, marketing agreements, equipment and labor. SWN's competitors include:

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Southwestern Energy Company "about SWN"
  2. Yahoo! Finance
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWN 2009 10-K pg. 42  
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 2007 10K Item 1 page 3
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 2007 10k item1A page 27

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