Forbes  Jul 14  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, up 1.0%. Within that group, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) and Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) are two large stocks...
Forbes  Jul 8  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Wednesday, shares of Energy companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 2.5% loss. Within that group, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) are two of the...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 7  Comment 
Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 9.78% return in just 164 days. A covered call on Southwestern Energy at the $21.00 level expiring on Dec. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 9.78% or 21.76% annualized....
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 2  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithm on Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) could yield about 12.07% (22.37% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 197 days. Pair a long position in the stock with the Jan....
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 29  Comment 
For a hedged play on Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s algorithms selected the Dec. '15 $23.00 covered call for a net debit in the $20.85 area. That is also the break-even stock price for the covered call. This trade...
TheStreet.com  Jun 23  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of oil company Southwestern Energy Co.  were gaining, up 2.12% to $24.54 in afternoon trading Tuesday, as both WTI and Brent crude prices rise to trade in the green. Crude prices were rallying to reverse...
TheStreet.com  Jun 16  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Southwestern Energy shares are up 2.32% to $23.55 in trading on Tuesday as oil prices lifted the sector and analysts at Tudor Pickering upgraded the natural oil and gas exploration company to "accumulate" from "hold"...
TheStreet.com  Jun 12  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of oil company Southwestern Energy Co. were falling by 2.94% to $23.14 in afternoon trading Friday, as both WTI and Brent crude prices slip to trade in the red after Saudi Arabia said it may raise output to new...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 5  Comment 
Thursday’s trading in Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) gives options traders an opportunity for a 41.84% return. By selling the Dec. '15 $24.00 call and buying the Jan. '16 call at the $22.00 level for a net debit of $1.41, traders will book a...
Forbes  Jun 4  Comment 
At Holdings Channel, we have reviewed 4,022 13F filings for the 03/31/2015 reporting period, and looked at the various S&P 500 components held by each of these reporting hedge funds and other 13F filers. For each component, we totaled the number...


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]


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:


  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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