NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. We serve approximately 656,000 customers – 392,600 electric and 263,700 natural gas – in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. Classified as a “mid-sized” utility by most industry standards, our service territory size is one of the largest in the country. The foundation of NorthWestern’s energy business dates back to 1923, with the start of the utility operations in a few communities in South Dakota and Nebraska. Our electric system serves 297 communities and surrounding rural areas covering two-thirds of Montana, eastern South Dakota, and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Our natural gas system serves 169 communities and surrounding rural areas in Montana, South Dakota and central Nebraska. NorthWestern Energy has approximately 1,362 full-time employees. Our corporate headquarters is in Sioux Falls, S.D., with operational headquarters in Butte, Mont., and Huron, S.D. Montana Operations: Electric transmission and distribution services to approximately 332,500 customers in 187 communities Electric transmission lines - 7,000 miles Electric distribution lines - 21,000 miles Natural gas transmission and distribution services to approximately 179,200 customers in 105 communities Natural gas transmission lines - 2,000 miles Natural gas distribution lines - 4,000 miles Approximately 1,035 employees South Dakota/Nebraska Operations: Electric distribution services to approximately 60,100 customers in 110 communities Electric transmission and distribution lines - 3,200 miles Natural gas distribution services to approximately 84,500 customers in 60 communities in South Dakota and four communities in southcentral Nebraska Natural gas distribution lines - 2,200 miles Approximately 327 employees
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HQButte, US
Size (employees)1,557 (est)
NorthWestern Corporation is headquartered in Butte, US
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Key People/Management at NorthWestern Corporation

Robert Rowe

Robert Rowe

President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Bird

Brian Bird

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Cashell

Michael Cashell

Vice President - Transmission
Curtis Pohl

Curtis Pohl

Vice President - Distribution
Bobbi Schroeppel

Bobbi Schroeppel

Vice President - Customer Care, Communications and Human Resources
M. McLain

M. McLain

FERC Compliance Officer
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NorthWestern Corporation Office Locations

NorthWestern Corporation has offices in Boulder, Lincoln, Sioux Falls, Hamilton and in 23 other locations
Butte, US (HQ)
11 E Park St
Aberdeen, US
Centennial St S
Billings, US
1944 Monad Rd
Black Eagle, US
1501 N River Rd
Bozeman, US
121 E Griffin Dr
Brookings, US
1232 22nd Ave S
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NorthWestern Corporation Financials and Metrics

NorthWestern Corporation Revenue

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NorthWestern Corporation's revenue was reported to be $1.26 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3.5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1.3 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

856.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

164.2 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

245.9 m

Market capitalization (20-Sep-2018)

3 b

Closing stock price (20-Sep-2018)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

5.1 m


5.1 b
NorthWestern Corporation's current market capitalization is $3 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

479.5 m482.6 m372.9 m401 m

Gross profit

675 m722.3 m841.4 m856.3 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


16.6 m20.4 m12 m5.1 m

Accounts Receivable

174.9 m163.5 m154.4 m159.6 m


55.6 m55.1 m53.5 m49.2 m

Current Assets

321 m350.9 m286.7 m280.2 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

94 m120.7 m151.2 m164.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

112.8 m


181 k747 k1.6 m4.3 m

Accounts Payable

6.2 m(9.6 m)(11.2 m)3.6 m
USDY, 2016


20.6 x


17.5 x


781.9 k


1.2 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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NorthWestern Corporation Online and Social Media Presence

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NorthWestern Corporation Company Life and Culture

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