The paper "Attractiveness of Investing - Origin Energy Limited " is a perfect example of a business case study. Investment is one of the key business activities that have made companies gain essential resources to enhance productivity in their specialized industry. Most organizations and companies prefer achieving more investors in their operations thus immensely maximizing their production or operation (Mayo 2011, P. 105). In an actual sense, investment refers to the outlaying of cash or capital to a certain company, individual, or organization under a certain agreement mainly with an aim of gaining an income or profit.
However, in circumstances where a thorough analysis of investment opportunity has not been done, investment companies experience extreme losses (Salacuse 2008, P. 88). Balancing the company’ s investment opportunities against the risks is highly crucial for an investment company. In addition, this should include an analysis of the corporate social responsibility issues of the company such as the accountability of its stakeholders. These are the most influential factors to the attractiveness of investing in a company. As stated earlier, this report focuses on the attractiveness of investing with Origin Energy limited particularly in the next two to three years.
Origin energy limited is one of the leading incorporated energy Production Company in Australia (Taranaki 2011, p. 111). It mainly deals with the exploration and production of gas and oil products. It also focuses on the generation of power and retailing of energy in the Australian region (Rojey 1997, p. 24). Specifically, Origin energy limited is the leading gas production company in the Eastern part of Australia. It is also the prevalent retailer of green energy in the country and has great reserves in renewable energy technologies (Reade 2003, p.
203). Although Origin appears to be providing fantastic investment opportunities, there are specific uncertainties that every investment company has to put into close consideration. One of the major risks experienced at the Origin includes volatility in energy prices. The markets for Origin’ s sales of energy products are highly competitive leading to descending price pressures and losses in client accounts thus affecting the company’ s profitability (Australia 2010, p. 56).
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