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Nov 08, 2018

CenterPoint Energy reports third quarter 2018 earnings of $0.35 per diluted share; $0.39 earnings per diluted share on a guidance basis, excluding impacts associated with the pending merger with Vectren

Company anticipates achieving the high end of its $1.50 - $1.60 2018 EPS guidance range, excluding impacts associated with the pending merger with Vectren

HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today reported net income available to common shareholders of $153 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018, compared with $169 million, or $0.39 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2017. On a guidance basis, and excluding impacts associated with the pending merger with Vectren, third quarter 2018 earnings were $0.39 per diluted share, consisting of $0.25 from utility operations and $0.14 from midstream investments. Third quarter 2017 earnings on a guidance basis were $0.38 per diluted share, consisting of $0.28 from utility operations and $0.10 from midstream investments.

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Operating income for the third quarter of 2018 was $226 million, compared with $297 million in the third quarter of 2017. For the third quarter of 2017 operating income was increased and other income decreased by $18 million in accordance with the retrospective adoption earlier this year of the accounting standard for compensation-retirement benefits (ASU 2017-07).  Equity income from midstream investments was $81 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared with $68 million for the third quarter of 2017.

"Our businesses performed well this quarter, in line with our expectations, and we remain on track to achieve the high end of our EPS guidance range," said Scott M. Prochazka, president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy. "In addition, the remaining approvals required for our pending merger with Vectren are on schedule, and we expect the transaction to be completed in the first quarter of 2019."

Business Segments

Electric Transmission & Distribution

The electric transmission & distribution segment reported operating income of $227 million for the third quarter of 2018, consisting of $214 million from the regulated electric transmission & distribution utility operations (TDU) and $13 million related to securitization bonds. Operating income for the third quarter of 2017 was $254 million, consisting of $236 million from the TDU and $18 million related to securitization bonds.

Operating income for the TDU benefited primarily from rate relief, customer growth and higher equity return related to the annual true-up of transition charges. These benefits were more than offset by higher operation and maintenance expenses, lower revenues reflecting the lower federal income tax rate due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and higher depreciation and amortization expense.

The retrospective adoption of ASU 2017-07 resulted in an increase to TDU operating income and a corresponding decrease to other income of $7 million for the third quarter of 2017. 

Natural Gas Distribution

The natural gas distribution segment reported operating income of $3 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared with $25 million for the third quarter of 2017. Operating income benefited from rate relief and weather and usage, driven by the timing of a decoupling mechanism in Minnesota. These increases were more than offset by higher operation and maintenance expenses, higher depreciation and amortization expense and lower revenues reflecting the lower federal income tax rate due to the TCJA.

The retrospective adoption of ASU 2017-07 resulted in an increase to natural gas distribution operating income and a corresponding decrease to other income of $5 million for the third quarter of 2017.

Energy Services

The energy services segment reported an operating loss of $9 million for the third quarter of 2018, which included a mark-to-market gain of $1 million, compared with operating income of $7 million for the third quarter of 2017, which included a mark-to-market gain of $2 million.  Excluding mark-to-market adjustments, the operating loss was $10 million for the third quarter of 2018 compared with operating income of $5 million for the third quarter of 2017. Operating income decreased due to lower margin, resulting from reduced opportunities to optimize natural gas supply costs and timing impacts related to natural gas storage activity, and higher operation and maintenance expense. Energy Services remain on track to achieve their core operating income target of $70 - $80 million for 2018.

Midstream Investments

The midstream investments segment reported $81 million of equity income for the third quarter of 2018, compared with $68 million in the third quarter of 2017. 

Other Operations

The other operations segment reported operating income of $5 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared with operating income of $11 million in the third quarter of 2017.  This decrease is primarily due to costs related to the pending merger with Vectren.

Earnings Outlook

CenterPoint Energy anticipates achieving the high end of the $1.50 - $1.60 EPS guidance range for 2018, excluding impacts associated with the pending merger with Vectren.  These impacts include integration planning and transaction-related fees and expenses.  In addition, the company has issued $5.2 billion of debt and equity securities to fund the pending merger with Vectren.  Therefore, 2018 is expected to have higher net interest expense and a higher common stock share count, the effects of which are not included in the 2018 EPS guidance range set forth above.  This guidance is inclusive of Enable's 2018 net income guidance.  The guidance range assumes ownership of 54.0 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream and includes the amortization of CenterPoint Energy's basis differential in Enable Midstream and effective tax rates.  CenterPoint Energy does not include other potential Enable Midstream impacts on guidance, such as any changes in accounting standards or unusual items. 

The guidance range considers utility operations performance to date and certain significant variables that may impact earnings, such as weather, throughput, commodity prices, effective tax rates, financing activities (other than those to fund the pending merger with Vectren), and regulatory and judicial proceedings to include regulatory action as a result of recent tax reform legislation.

Utility operations EPS includes all earnings except those related to Midstream Investments (utility operations EPS includes the Enable Series A Preferred Units).

In providing this guidance, CenterPoint Energy uses a non-GAAP measure of adjusted diluted earnings per share that does not consider other potential impacts, such as changes in accounting standards or unusual items, earnings or losses from the change in the value of the ZENS securities and the related stocks, or the timing effects of mark-to-market accounting in the company's energy services business.  CenterPoint Energy's guidance does not currently reflect impacts associated with the pending merger with Vectren.

 


 Quarter Ended 


 September 30, 2018 


 September 30, 2017 


 Net Income
(in millions) 


 Diluted EPS 


 Net Income
(in millions) 


 Diluted EPS 









Consolidated net income and diluted EPS as reported

$            153


$           0.35


$            169


$           0.39

Midstream Investments

(60)


(0.14)


(42)


(0.10)

Utility Operations (1) 

93


0.21


127


0.29









Timing effects impacting CES(2):








Mark-to-market gains (net of taxes of $0 and $1)(3)

(1)


-


(1)


-









ZENS-related mark-to-market (gains) losses:








Marketable securities (net of taxes of $9 and $13) (3)(4)

(34)


(0.08)


(24)


(0.06)

Indexed debt securities (net of taxes of $10 and $13) (3)

34


0.08


23


0.05

Utility operations earnings on an adjusted guidance basis

$              92


$           0.21


$            125


$           0.28









Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS used in providing earnings guidance:








Utility Operations on a guidance basis

$              92


$           0.21


$            125


$           0.28

Midstream Investments

60


0.14


42


0.10

Consolidated on a guidance basis

$            152


$           0.35


$            167


$           0.38









Impacts associated with the Vectren merger (net of taxes of $2) (3)

18


0.04


-


-









Utility Operations on a guidance basis, excluding impacts associated with the Vectren merger

$            110


$           0.25


$            125


$           0.28

Midstream Investments

60


0.14


42


0.10

Consolidated on a guidance basis, excluding impacts associated with the Vectren merger

$            170


$           0.39


$            167


$           0.38


(1)  CenterPoint earnings excluding Midstream Investments

(2)  Energy Services segment

(3)  Taxes are computed based on the impact removing such item would have on tax expense

(4)  As of June 14, 2018, comprised of AT&T Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc. Prior to June 14, 2018,
     comprised of Time Warner Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc.  

     Results prior to January 31, 2018 also included Time Inc.

 

Filing of Form 10-Q for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

Today, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2018. A copy of that report is available on the company's website, under the Investors section. Other filings the company makes with the SEC and certain documents relating to its corporate governance can also be found under the Investors section. 

Webcast of Earnings Conference Call

CenterPoint Energy's management will host an earnings conference call on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Central time/11:00 a.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may listen to a live audio broadcast of the conference call on the company's website under the Investors section. A replay of the call can be accessed approximately two hours after the completion of the call and will be archived on the website for at least one year.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also owns 54.0 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp.Enable Midstream Partners owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 8,000 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, go to www.CenterPointEnergy.com.

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions of management which are believed to be reasonable at the time made and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties.  Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Any statements in this news release regarding future earnings, and future financial performance and results of operations, including, but not limited to earnings guidance, targeted dividend growth rate and any other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement contained in this news release speaks only as of the date of this release.

Risks Related to CenterPoint Energy 
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the provided forward-looking information include risks and uncertainties relating to: (1) the performance of Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable), the amount of cash distributions CenterPoint Energy receives from Enable, Enable's ability to redeem the Series A Preferred Units in certain circumstances and the value of CenterPoint Energy's interest in Enable, and factors that may have a material impact on such performance, cash distributions and value, including factors such as: (A) competitive conditions in the midstream industry, and actions taken by Enable's customers and competitors, including the extent and timing of the entry of additional competition in the markets served by Enable; (B) the timing and extent of changes in the supply of natural gas and associated commodity prices, particularly prices of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs), the competitive effects of the available pipeline capacity in the regions served by Enable, and the effects of geographic and seasonal commodity price differentials, including the effects of these circumstances on re-contracting available capacity on Enable's interstate pipelines; (C) the demand for crude oil, natural gas, NGLs and transportation and storage services; (D) environmental and other governmental regulations, including the availability of drilling permits and the regulation of hydraulic fracturing; (E) recording of non-cash goodwill, long-lived asset or other than temporary impairment charges by or related to Enable; (F) changes in tax status; (G) access to debt and equity capital; and (H) the availability and prices of raw materials and services for current and future construction projects; (2) industrial, commercial and residential growth in CenterPoint Energy's service territories and changes in market demand, including the demand for CenterPoint Energy's non-rate regulated products and services and effects of energy efficiency measures and demographic patterns; (3) timely and appropriate rate actions that allow recovery of costs and a reasonable return on investment; (4) future economic conditions in regional and national markets and their effect on sales, prices and costs; (5) weather variations and other natural phenomena, including the impact of severe weather events on operations and capital; (6) state and federal legislative and regulatory actions or developments affecting various aspects of CenterPoint Energy's and Enable's businesses, including, among others, energy deregulation or re-regulation, pipeline integrity and safety and changes in regulation and legislation pertaining to trade, health care, finance and actions regarding the rates charged by our regulated businesses; (7) CenterPoint Energy's expected timing, likelihood and benefits of completion of CenterPoint Energy's pending merger with Vectren Corporation (Vectren), including the timing, receipt and terms and conditions of any required approvals by regulatory agencies that could reduce anticipated benefits or cause the parties to delay or abandon the pending transactions, as well as the ability to successfully integrate the businesses and realize anticipated benefits and the risk that the credit ratings of the combined company or its subsidiaries may be different from what CenterPoint Energy expects; (8) tax legislation, including the effects of the comprehensive tax reform legislation informally referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (which includes any potential changes to interest deductibility) and uncertainties involving state commissions' and local municipalities' regulatory requirements and determinations regarding the treatment of excess deferred income taxes and CenterPoint Energy's rates; (9) CenterPoint Energy's ability to mitigate weather impacts through normalization or rate mechanisms, and the effectiveness of such mechanisms; (10) the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices, particularly natural gas, and the effects of geographic and seasonal commodity price differentials; (11) actions by credit rating agencies, including any potential downgrades to credit ratings; (12) changes in interest rates and their impact on CenterPoint Energy's costs of borrowing and the valuation of its pension benefit obligation; (13) problems with regulatory approval, construction, implementation of necessary technology or other issues with respect to major capital projects that result in delays or in cost overruns that cannot be recouped in rates; (14) local, state and federal legislative and regulatory actions or developments relating to the environment, including those related to global climate change; (15) the impact of unplanned facility outages; (16) any direct or indirect effects on CenterPoint Energy's or Enable's facilities, operations and financial condition resulting from terrorism, cyber-attacks, data security breaches or other attempts to disrupt CenterPoint Energy's businesses or the businesses of third parties, or other catastrophic events such as fires, earthquakes, explosions, leaks, floods, droughts, hurricanes, pandemic health events or other occurrences; (17) CenterPoint Energy's ability to invest planned capital and the timely recovery of CenterPoint Energy's investments; (18) CenterPoint Energy's ability to control operation and maintenance costs; (19) the sufficiency of CenterPoint Energy's insurance coverage, including availability, cost, coverage and terms and ability to recover claims; (20) the investment performance of CenterPoint Energy's pension and postretirement benefit plans; (21) commercial bank and financial market conditions, CenterPoint Energy's access to capital, the cost of such capital, and the results of CenterPoint Energy's financing and refinancing efforts, including availability of funds in the debt capital markets; (22) changes in rates of inflation; (23) inability of various counterparties to meet their obligations to CenterPoint Energy; (24) non-payment for CenterPoint Energy's services due to financial distress of its customers; (25) the extent and effectiveness of CenterPoint Energy's risk management and hedging activities, including but not limited to, its financial and weather hedges and commodity risk management activities; (26) timely and appropriate regulatory actions, which include actions allowing securitization, for any future hurricanes or natural disasters or other recovery of costs, including costs associated with Hurricane Harvey; (27) CenterPoint Energy's or Enable's potential business strategies and strategic initiatives, including restructurings, joint ventures and acquisitions or dispositions of assets or businesses (including a reduction of interests in Enable, if any, whether through CenterPoint Energy's decision to sell all or a portion of the Enable common units it owns in the public equity markets or otherwise, subject to certain limitations), which CenterPoint Energy cannot assure will be completed or will have the anticipated benefits to CenterPoint Energy or Enable; (28) acquisition and merger activities involving CenterPoint Energy or its competitors, including the ability to successfully complete merger, acquisition or divestiture plans; (29) CenterPoint Energy's or Enable's ability to recruit, effectively transition and retain management and key employees and maintain good labor relations; (30) the outcome of litigation; (31) the ability of retail electric providers (REPs), including REP affiliates of NRG and Vistra Energy Corp., formerly known as TCEH Corp., to satisfy their obligations to CenterPoint Energy and its subsidiaries; (32) the ability of GenOn Energy, Inc. (formerly known as RRI Energy, Inc., Reliant Energy and RRI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), and its subsidiaries, currently the subject of bankruptcy proceedings, to satisfy their obligations to CenterPoint Energy, including indemnity obligations, which may be contested by GenOn; (33) changes in technology, particularly with respect to efficient battery storage or the emergence or growth of new, developing or alternative sources of generation; (34) the timing and outcome of any audits, disputes and other proceedings related to taxes; (35) the effective tax rates; (36) the effect of changes in and application of accounting standards and pronouncements; and (37) other factors discussed in CenterPoint Energy's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, CenterPoint Energy's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2018 and other reports CenterPoint Energy or its subsidiaries may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Risks Related to the Merger
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the provided forward-looking information include risks and uncertainties relating to: (1) the risk that CenterPoint Energy or Vectren may be unable to obtain regulatory approvals required for the proposed transactions, or that required regulatory approvals or agreements with other parties interested therein may delay the proposed transactions or may be subject to or impose adverse conditions or costs, (2) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the proposed transactions or could otherwise cause the failure of the proposed transactions to close, (3) the risk that a condition to the closing of the proposed transactions may not be satisfied, (4) the outcome of any legal proceedings, regulatory proceedings or enforcement matters that may be instituted relating to the proposed transactions, (5) the receipt of an unsolicited offer from another party to acquire assets or capital stock of Vectren that could interfere with the proposed transactions, (6) the timing to consummate the proposed transactions, (7) the costs incurred to consummate the proposed transactions, (8) the possibility that the expected cost savings, synergies or other value creation from the proposed transactions will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period, (9) the risk that the companies may not realize fair values from properties that may be required to be sold in connection with the merger, (10) the credit ratings of the companies following the proposed transactions, (11) disruption from the proposed transactions making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees, regulators or suppliers, and (12) the diversion of management time and attention on the proposed transactions.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures by CenterPoint Energy in Providing Guidance

In addition to presenting its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including presentation of net income and diluted earnings per share, CenterPoint Energy also provides guidance based on adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's historical or future financial performance that excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. CenterPoint Energy's adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share calculation excludes from net income and diluted earnings per share, respectively, the impact of ZENS and related securities and mark-to-market gains or losses resulting from the company's Energy Services business. CenterPoint Energy's guidance does not currently reflect impacts associated with the pending merger with Vectren. CenterPoint Energy is unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of forward looking adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share because changes in the value of ZENS and related securities and mark-to-market gains or losses resulting from the company's Energy Services business are not estimable.

Management evaluates the company's financial performance in part based on adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share. We believe that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures enhances an investor's understanding of CenterPoint Energy's overall financial performance by providing them with an additional meaningful and relevant comparison of current and anticipated future results across periods. The adjustments made in these non-GAAP financial measures exclude items that Management believes does not most accurately reflect the company's fundamental business performance. These excluded items are reflected in the reconciliation tables of this news release, where applicable. CenterPoint Energy's adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, net income and diluted earnings per share, which respectively are the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures also may be different than non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

 

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries


Statements of Consolidated Income


(Millions of Dollars)


(Unaudited)
























Quarter Ended


Nine Months Ended




September 30,


September 30,




2018


2017 (1)


2018


2017 (1)






















Revenues:










Utility revenues


$         1,299


$         1,233


$         4,534


$         4,001


Non-utility revenues


913


865


3,019


2,975


Total


2,212


2,098


7,553


6,976












Expenses:










Utility natural gas


134


106


959


706


Non-utility natural gas


864


832


2,927


2,843


Operation and maintenance


567


501


1,714


1,562


Depreciation and amortization


326


269


982


749


Taxes other than income taxes


95


93


307


288


Total


1,986


1,801


6,889


6,148


Operating Income


226


297


664


828












Other Income (Expense):










Gain on marketable securities


43


37


66


104


Loss on indexed debt securities


(44)


(36)


(316)


(59)


Interest and other finance charges


(90)


(80)


(259)


(235)


Interest on securitization bonds


(16)


(18)


(46)


(58)


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates


81


68


208


199


Other - net


9


(1)


16


(2)


Total


(17)


(30)


(331)


(51)












Income Before Income Taxes 


209


267


333


777












Income Tax Expense


51


98


85


281












Net Income


158


169


248


496












Series A Preferred Dividend Requirement


5


-


5


-












Income Available to Common Shareholders


$            153


$            169


$            243


$            496












(1) Restated to reflect the adoption of ASU 2017-07.





























Reference is made to the Combined Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

contained in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

 

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Selected Data From Statements of Consolidated Income

(Millions of Dollars, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)

(Unaudited)





















Quarter Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2018


2017 (1)


2018


2017 (1)



















Basic Earnings Per Common Share


$                 0.35


$                 0.39


$                 0.56


$                 1.15










Diluted Earnings Per Common Share 


$                 0.35


$                 0.39


$                 0.56


$                 1.14










Dividends Declared per Common Share


$             0.2775


$             0.2675


$             0.5550


$             0.8025










Dividends Paid per Common Share


$             0.2775


$             0.2675


$             0.8325


$             0.8025










     Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (000):









- Basic


431,554


431,026


431,437


430,939

- Diluted


434,891


434,086


434,774


433,999



















Operating Income (Loss) by Segment (1)


















Electric Transmission & Distribution:









TDU


$                  214


$                  236


$                  480


$                  453

Bond Companies


13


18


43


58

Total Electric Transmission & Distribution


227


254


523


511

Natural Gas Distribution


3


25


166


235

Energy Services


(9)


7


(20)


58

Other Operations


5


11


(5)


24










Total


$                  226


$                  297


$                  664


$                  828



















(1) Operating income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 has been restated to reflect the adoption of ASU 2017-07.










Reference is made to the Combined Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

contained in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

 

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Results of Operations by Segment

(Millions of Dollars)

(Unaudited)





























Electric Transmission & Distribution



Quarter Ended




Nine Months Ended





September 30,


% Diff


September 30,


% Diff



2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)


2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)

Results of Operations:













Revenues:













TDU


$               735


$            729


1%


$         2,009


$         1,944


3%

Bond Companies


162


114


42%


493


290


70%

Total


897


843


6%


2,502


2,234


12%














Expenses:













Operation and maintenance, excluding Bond Companies


367


337


(9%)


1,056


1,018


(4%)

Depreciation and amortization, excluding Bond Companies


95


97


2%


293


296


1%

Taxes other than income taxes


59


59


-


180


177


(2%)

Bond Companies


149


96


(55%)


450


232


(94%)

Total


670


589


(14%)


1,979


1,723


(15%)

Operating Income


$               227


$            254


(11%)


$            523


$            511


2%














Operating Income:













TDU


$               214


$            236


(9%)


$            480


$            453


6%

Bond Companies


13


18


(28%)


43


58


(26%)

Total Segment Operating Income


$               227


$            254


(11%)


$            523


$            511


2%














Electric Transmission & Distribution Operating Data:









Actual MWH Delivered













Residential


10,554,656


10,419,309


1%


24,486,317


23,511,716


4%

Total


27,014,925


26,452,650


2%


70,346,601


67,956,180


4%














Weather (average for service area):













Percentage of 10-year average:













Cooling degree days


101%


101%


0%


104%


106%


(2%)

Heating degree days


0%


0%


0%


95%


42%


53%














Number of metered customers - end of period:













Residential


2,188,211


2,156,624


1%


2,188,211


2,156,624


1%

Total


2,475,018


2,435,558


2%


2,475,018


2,435,558


2%





























Natural Gas Distribution



Quarter Ended 




Nine Months Ended





September 30,


% Diff


September 30,


% Diff



2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)


2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)

Results of Operations:













Revenues


$               410


$            398


3%


$         2,058


$         1,791


15%

Natural gas


120


117


(3%)


972


742


(31%)

   Gross Margin


290


281


3%


1,086


1,049


4%

Expenses:













Operation and maintenance


183


157


(17%)


592


516


(15%)

Depreciation and amortization


73


66


(11%)


210


194


(8%)

Taxes other than income taxes


31


33


6%


118


104


(13%)

Total


287


256


(12%)


920


814


(13%)

Operating Income


$                   3


$              25


(88%)


$            166


$            235


(29%)














Natural Gas Distribution Operating Data:













Throughput data in BCF













Residential


13


13


-


123


94


31%

Commercial and Industrial


53


50


6%


208


189


10%

Total Throughput


66


63


5%


331


283


17%














Weather (average for service area)













Percentage of 10-year average:













Heating degree days


119%


60%


59%


103%


73%


30%














Number of customers - end of period:













Residential


3,205,916


3,179,284


1%


3,205,916


3,179,284


1%

Commercial and Industrial


255,244


253,041


1%


255,244


253,041


1%

Total


3,461,160


3,432,325


1%


3,461,160


3,432,325


1%














(1) Results of operations have been restated to reflect the adoption of ASU 2017-07.














Reference is made to the Combined Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

contained in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

 

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries


Results of Operations by Segment


(Millions of Dollars)


(Unaudited)
































Energy Services




Quarter Ended 




Nine Months Ended






September 30,


% Diff


September 30,


% Diff




2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)


2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)


Results of Operations:














Revenues


$           920


$           871


6%


$        3,065


$        2,998


2%


Natural gas


897


839


(7%)


2,998


2,865


(5%)


   Gross Margin


23


32


(28%)


67


133


(50%)


Expenses:














Operation and maintenance


28


22


(27%)


74


65


(14%)


Depreciation and amortization


4


3


(33%)


12


9


(33%)


Taxes other than income taxes


-


-


-


1


1


-


Total


32


25


(28%)


87


75


(16%)


Operating Income (Loss)


$             (9)


$               7


(229%)


$           (20)


$             58


(134%)
















Timing impacts of mark-to-market gain (loss)


$               1


$               2


(50%)


$           (71)


$             23


(409%)
















Energy Services Operating Data:














Throughput data in BCF


307


272


13%


993


864


15%
















Number of customers - end of period


30,000


31,000


(3%)


30,000


31,000


(3%)
































Other Operations




Quarter Ended 




Nine Months Ended






September 30,


% Diff


September 30,


% Diff




2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)


2018


2017 (1)


Fav/(Unfav)


Results of Operations:














Revenues


$               3


$               4


(25%)


$             11


$             11


-


Expenses


(2)


(7)


(71%)


16


(13)


(223%)


Operating Income (Loss)


$               5


$             11


(55%)


$             (5)


$             24


(121%)
















 Capital Expenditures by Segment 


(Millions of Dollars)


(Unaudited)


















Quarter Ended 




Nine Months Ended






September 30,




September 30,






2018


2017




2018


2017




Capital Expenditures by Segment














Electric Transmission & Distribution


$           252


$           192




$           669


$           616




Natural Gas Distribution


170


158




409


386




Energy Services


5


1




13


5




Other Operations


7


7




35


19




Total


$           434


$           358




$        1,126


$        1,026


















Interest Expense Detail


(Millions of Dollars)

(Unaudited)

















Quarter Ended 




Nine Months Ended






September 30,




September 30,






2018


2017




2018


2017




Interest Expense Detail














Amortization of Deferred Financing Cost


$             16


$               6




$             34


$             17




Capitalization of Interest Cost


(2)


(2)




(6)


(6)




Transition and System Restoration Bond Interest Expense


16


18




46


58




Other Interest Expense


76


76




231


224




Total Interest Expense


$           106


$             98




$           305


$           293


















(1) Results of operations have been restated to reflect the adoption of ASU 2017-07.















Reference is made to the Combined Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


contained in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
















 

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Millions of Dollars)

(Unaudited)















September 30,


December 31,




2018


2017














                                        ASSETS






Current Assets:






  Cash and cash equivalents


$              293


$                260


  Other current assets


2,433


3,135


      Total current assets


2,726


3,395








Property, Plant and Equipment, net


13,653


13,057








Other Assets:






  Goodwill


867


867


  Regulatory assets


1,934


2,347


  Investment in unconsolidated affiliate


2,457


2,472


  Preferred units –unconsolidated affiliate


363


363


  Other non-current assets


228


235


      Total other assets


5,849


6,284


        Total Assets


$          22,228


$            22,736








                         LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY












Current Liabilities:






  Short-term borrowings


$                   -


$                  39


  Current portion of securitization bonds long-term debt


456


434


  Indexed debt


25


122


  Current portion of other long-term debt


50


50


  Other current liabilities


2,050


2,424


      Total current liabilities


2,581


3,069








Other Liabilities:






  Accumulated deferred income taxes, net 


3,220


3,174


  Regulatory liabilities


2,506


2,464


  Other non-current liabilities


1,161


1,146


      Total other liabilities


6,887


6,784








Long-term Debt:






  Securitization bonds


1,045


1,434


  Other


6,207


6,761


      Total long-term debt


7,252


8,195








Shareholders' Equity


5,508


4,688


      Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


$          22,228


$            22,736




















Reference is made to the Combined Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

contained in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

 

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows

(Millions of Dollars)

(Unaudited)














Nine Months Ended September 30,


2018


2017 (1)





Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




  Net income

$               248


$               496

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

1,016


767

Deferred income taxes

33


185

Write-down of natural gas inventory

2


-

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate, net of distributions

(15)


(199)

Changes in net regulatory assets

44


(135)

Changes in other assets and liabilities

341


(102)

Other, net

10


16

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

1,679


1,028





Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(674)


(897)





Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

(970)


(279)





Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

35


(148)





Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Period

296


381





Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at End of Period

$               331


$               233









(1) Restated to reflect the adoption of ASU 2016-15 and 2016-18.



Reference is made to the Combined Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

contained in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

 

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