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Analyst Training in the Power and Gas Sectors

August 8-10, 2018
New York, NY
Convene Conference Center

Produced by the Knowledge Center, expert training from S&P Global Market Intelligence

  • Gain essential intelligence for the power, gas, and renewables sectors.
    • • Work with industry experts in the field to increase your understanding of the factors that impact each segment of the value chain
    • • Go beyond academic knowledge to learn how to measure industry performance.

  • Learn directly from expert presenters on topics such as earnings and profitability, financial statement and credit analysis, and asset valuation.

  • Participate in a hands on case study featuring common approaches and techniques used to value power generation assets.
    • • Come away with practical knowledge you can use immediately.

  • Our goal is to help you develop a deeper understanding of the power and gas markets—so you can be prepared to make more informed, strategic decisions with confidence—backed by essential insights and technology.

  • Attendees will elevate practical skills to:

    • • Break down power markets and gas markets, identifying market factors, risks, and opportunities, along the value chain
    • • Refresh your introduction to asset and enterprise-level valuation techniques to help your firm take advantage of M&A opportunities and optimize pricing
    • • Dive deeper into what a rate case is composed of, how it is designed, and the importance of a rate to a regulated utility and how it can impact earnings
    • • Learn the key measures of profitability and financial strength in the power and natural gas industries to give you the understanding you need to perform all analysis in the sector
    • • Discuss capital-raising instruments and the impact of capital management strategies under various market scenarios to help your firm minimize funding costs and risks
    • • Gain a unique perspective on the economic outlook for individual companies and the sector as a whole, allowing you to make better-informed decisions and understand your firm’s position in the industry
    • • Better understand financial statement and credit analysis, plus how credit rating agencies interpret companies and markets

  • Vital topics covered:

    • • The power value chain: generation, transmission, and distribution
    • • The natural gas value chain: transportation, storage, and distribution
    • • Assessing the credit quality of power and natural gas companies
    • • Analyzing the financial statements of companies in your sector
    • • Valuation techniques and analytical tools
    • • Strategies and tactics by which power and natural gas companies access and manage capital
    • • Macroeconomic trends affecting earnings and returns in the power and natural gas industries
    • • The impact of federal and state regulatory forces

  • Prerequisites:

    • • Familiarity with basic finance and accounting concepts
    • • Pre-class reading material, which will be provided prior to the program
    • • A calculator (or equivalent phone app) for use during the seminar
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See what others are saying

"An excellent introduction to the industry; a 'must attend' for new analysts." Senior treasury analyst, electric utility company
"Great overview for both debt and equity analysis." Credit analyst, retail banking company
"Quickly expanded my understanding of the industry." Business analyst, an engineering company

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    • $1,995 / delegate


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