Market Intelligence Center  Sep 18  Comment 
Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 4.73% return in just 93 days. A covered call on Southwestern Energy at the $37.00 level expiring on Dec. '14 offers an assigned return rate of 4.73% or 18.55% annualized....
Benzinga  Sep 18  Comment 
Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) from Outperform to Sector Perform. The target price for Southwestern Energy has been lowered from $50 to $45. Southwestern Energy shares have declined 0.37% over the...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 11  Comment 
By Richard Zeits: Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) stands out among pure play North American natural gas producers: the company is one of the very few that managed to come out of the 2012-2013 downcycle with significantly higher production volumes,...
Benzinga  Sep 2  Comment 
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today announced that Michael Hancock has been appointed to Director of Investor Relations. He will report to Craig Owen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hancock joined Southwestern...
newratings.com  Aug 1  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) Thursday reported second-quarter net earnings of $207 million or $0.59 per share. This compares with earnings of $246 million or $0.70 per share last year, including a $93 million gain on...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 21  Comment 
After closing Friday at $41.79, Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 3.33% return in just 61 days, which is an annualized return of 19.91% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Sep. '14...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 17  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center  are highlighting two trades on Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) today after it closed at $43.39 on Wednesday. For more conservative...
Forbes  Jul 11  Comment 
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Market Intelligence Center  Jun 26  Comment 
With neutral technical indicators and a 3 STARS (out of 5) hold ranking from Standard & Poor’s, Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) could be an attractive play for investors according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented option-trade picking...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 10  Comment 
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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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