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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
__________________
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM __________________ TO __________________

Commission file number 1-31447
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Texas
 
74-0694415
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
1111 Louisiana
Houston
Texas
77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(713) 207-1111
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Commission file number 1-3187
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Texas
 
22-3865106
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
1111 Louisiana
Houston
Texas
77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(713) 207-1111
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Commission file number 1-13265
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
76-0511406
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
1111 Louisiana
Houston
Texas
77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(713) 207-1111
Registrant's telephone number, including area code





Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Registrant
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
CNP
The New York Stock Exchange
 
 
 
Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Depositary Shares for 1/20 of 7.00% Series B Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value
CNP/PB
The New York Stock Exchange
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
9.15% First Mortgage Bonds due 2021
n/a
The New York Stock Exchange
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
6.95% General Mortgage Bonds due 2033
n/a
The New York Stock Exchange
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
6.625% Senior Notes due 2037
n/a
The New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Yes
þ
 
No
o
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
Yes
þ
 
No
o
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
Yes
þ
 
No
o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Yes
þ
 
No
o
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
Yes
þ
 
No
o
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
Yes
þ
 
No
o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
þ
o
o
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
o
o
þ
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
o
o
þ

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Yes
 
No
þ
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
Yes
 
No
þ
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
Yes
 
No
þ

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuers’ classes of common stock as of May 1, 2020:
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
 
502,656,951
shares of common stock outstanding, excluding 166 shares held as treasury stock
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
 
1,000
common shares outstanding, all held by Utility Holding, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
 
1,000
shares of common stock outstanding, all held by Utility Holding, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
            

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC and CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. meet the conditions set forth in General Instructions H(1)(a) and (b) of Form 10-Q and are therefore filing this form with the reduced disclosure format specified in General Instruction H(2) of Form 10-Q.

 



TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I.
 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
PART II.
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
 
Item 1A.
 
Item 6.
 
 
 


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GLOSSARY
ACE
 
Affordable Clean Energy
AMA
 
Asset Management Agreement
AMS
 
Advanced Metering System
APSC
 
Arkansas Public Service Commission
ARAM
 
Average rate assumption method
ARO
 
Asset retirement obligation
ARP
 
Alternative revenue program
ASC
 
Accounting Standards Codification
ASU
 
Accounting Standards Update
AT&T Common
 
AT&T Inc. common stock
Athena Energy Services
 
Athena Energy Services Buyer, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and subsidiary of Energy Capital Partners, LLC
Bailey to Jones Creek Project
 
A transmission project in the greater Freeport, Texas area, which includes enhancements to two existing substations and the construction of a new 345 kV double-circuit line to be located in the counties of Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton
Bcf
 
Billion cubic feet
Bond Companies
 
Bond Company II, Bond Company III, Bond Company IV and Restoration Bond Company, each a wholly-owned, bankruptcy remote entity formed solely for the purpose of purchasing and owning transition or system restoration property through the issuance of Securitization Bonds
Bond Company II
 
CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond Company II, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston Electric
Bond Company III
 
CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond Company III, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston Electric
Bond Company IV
 
CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond Company IV, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston Electric
CARES Act
 
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
CCR
 
Coal Combustion Residuals
CECA
 
Clean Energy Cost Adjustment
CECL
 
Current expected credit losses
CEIP
 
CenterPoint Energy Intrastate Pipelines, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CERC Corp.
CenterPoint Energy
 
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., and its subsidiaries
CERC
 
CERC Corp., together with its subsidiaries
CERC Corp.
 
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
CES
 
CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CERC Corp.
Charter Common
 
Charter Communications, Inc. common stock
CIP
 
Conservation Improvement Program
CME
 
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
CNG
 
Compressed Natural Gas
CNP Midstream
 
CenterPoint Energy Midstream, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy
CODM
 
Chief Operating Decision Maker, the Registrants’ Chief Executive Officer
Common Stock
 
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. common stock, par value $0.01 per share
COVID-19
 
Novel coronavirus disease 2019 and related global outbreak that was subsequently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization
COVID-19 ERP
 
COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program

CPP
 
Clean Power Plan

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GLOSSARY
CSIA
 
Compliance and System Improvement Adjustment
DCRF
 
Distribution Cost Recovery Factor
DRR
 
Distribution Replacement Rider
DSMA
 
Demand Side Management Adjustment
EBITDA
 
Earnings before income taxes, depreciation and amortization
EDIT
 
Excess deferred income taxes
EECR
 
Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery
EECRF
 
Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor
EEFC
 
Energy Efficiency Funding Component
EEFR
 
Energy Efficiency Funding Rider
ELG
 
Effluent Limitation Guidelines
Enable
 
Enable Midstream Partners, LP
Enable GP
 
Enable GP, LLC, Enable’s general partner
Enable Series A Preferred Units
 
Enable’s 10% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Non-Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units, representing limited partner interests in Enable
Energy Services
 
Offers competitive variable and fixed-priced physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers and electric and natural gas utilities through CES and its subsidiary, CEIP
Energy Services Disposal Group
 
Substantially all of the businesses within CenterPoint Energy’s and CERC’s Energy Services reporting unit that will be sold under the Equity Purchase Agreement
EPA
 
Environmental Protection Agency
Equity Purchase Agreement
 
Equity Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 24, 2020, by and between CERC Corp. and Athena Energy Services
ERCOT
 
Electric Reliability Council of Texas
ESG
 
Energy Systems Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
FERC
 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Fitch
 
Fitch, Inc.
Form 10-Q
 
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
FRP
 
Formula Rate Plan
Gas Daily
 
Platts gas daily indices
GHG
 
Greenhouse gases
GRIP
 
Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program
GWh
 
Gigawatt-hours
Houston Electric
 
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC and its subsidiaries
IDEM
 
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Indiana Electric
 
Operations of SIGECO’s electric transmission and distribution services, and includes its power generating and wholesale power operations
Indiana Gas
 
Indiana Gas Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
Indiana North
 
Gas operations of Indiana Gas
Indiana South
 
Gas operations of SIGECO
Indiana Utilities
 
The combination of Indiana Electric, Indiana North and Indiana South
Infrastructure Services
 
Provides underground pipeline construction and repair services through Vectren’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, Miller Pipeline, LLC and Minnesota Limited, LLC
Infrastructure Services Disposal Group
 
Businesses within the Infrastructure Services reporting unit that were sold under the Securities Purchase Agreement
Interim Condensed Financial Statements
 
Unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and combined notes
IRP
 
Integrated Resource Plan
IRS
 
Internal Revenue Service

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GLOSSARY
IURC
 
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
kV
 
Kilovolt
KW
 
Kilowatts
LIBOR
 
London Interbank Offered Rate
LNG
 
Liquefied Natural Gas
Merger
 
The merger of Merger Sub with and into Vectren on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, with Vectren continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Merger Agreement
 
Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 21, 2018, among CenterPoint Energy, Vectren and Merger Sub
Merger Sub
 
Pacer Merger Sub, Inc., an Indiana corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy
MES
 
CenterPoint Energy Mobile Energy Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CERC Corp.
MGP
 
Manufactured gas plant
MLP
 
Master Limited Partnership
MMBtu
 
One million British thermal units
Moody’s
 
Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
MPSC
 
Mississippi Public Service Commission
MPUC
 
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
MRT
 
Enable Mississippi River Transmission, LLC
MW
 
Megawatts
NGD
 
Natural gas distribution business
NGLs
 
Natural gas liquids
NOLs
 
Net operating losses
NRG
 
NRG Energy, Inc.
NYMEX
 
New York Mercantile Exchange
OCC
 
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
OGE
 
OGE Energy Corp.
PBRC
 
Performance Based Rate Change
PowerTeam Services
 
PowerTeam Services, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
PRPs
 
Potentially responsible parties
PUCO
 
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
PUCT
 
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Railroad Commission
 
Railroad Commission of Texas
RCRA
 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
Registrants
 
CenterPoint Energy, Houston Electric and CERC, collectively
Reliant Energy
 
Reliant Energy, Incorporated
REP
 
Retail electric provider
Restoration Bond Company
 
CenterPoint Energy Restoration Bond Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston Electric
ROE
 
Return on equity
ROU
 
Right of use
RRA
 
Rate Regulation Adjustment
RSP
 
Rate Stabilization Plan
SEC
 
Securities and Exchange Commission
Securities Purchase Agreement
 
Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 3, 2020, by and among VUSI, PowerTeam Services, and, solely for purposes of Section 10.17 of the Securities Purchase Agreement, Vectren
Securitization Bonds
 
Transition and system restoration bonds

iv


GLOSSARY
Series A Preferred Stock
 
CenterPoint Energy’s Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share
Series B Preferred Stock
 
CenterPoint Energy’s 7.00% Series B Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share
Series C Preferred Stock
 
CenterPoint Energy’s Series C Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share
SIGECO
 
Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
S&P
 
S&P Global Ratings
SRC
 
Sales Reconciliation Component
TBD
 
To be determined
TCEH Corp.
 
Formerly Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC, predecessor to Vistra Energy Corp. whose major subsidiaries include Luminant and TXU Energy
TCJA
 
Tax reform legislation informally called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
TCOS
 
Transmission Cost of Service
TCRF
 
Transmission Cost Recovery Factor
TDSIC
 
Transmission, Distribution and Storage System Improvement Charge
TDU
 
Transmission and distribution utility
TSCR
 
Tax Savings Credit Rider
Utility Holding
 
Utility Holding, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy
VCC
 
Vectren Capital Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
Vectren
 
Vectren Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy as of February 1, 2019
VEDO
 
Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
VIE
 
Variable interest entity
Vistra Energy Corp.
 
Texas-based energy company focused on the competitive energy and power generation markets
VRP
 
Voluntary Remediation Program
VUHI
 
Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
ZENS
 
2.0% Zero-Premium Exchangeable Subordinated Notes due 2029
ZENS-Related Securities
 
As of both March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, consisted of AT&T Common and Charter Common
2019 Form 10-K
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

From time to time the Registrants make statements concerning their expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “projection,” “should,” “target,” “will” or other similar words.

The Registrants have based their forward-looking statements on management’s beliefs and assumptions based on information reasonably available to management at the time the statements are made. The Registrants caution you that assumptions, beliefs, expectations, intentions and projections about future events may and often do vary materially from actual results. Therefore, the Registrants cannot assure you that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by the Registrants’ forward-looking statements. In this Form 10-Q, unless context requires otherwise, the terms “our,” “we” and “us” are used as abbreviated references to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. together with its consolidated subsidiaries, including Houston Electric, CERC and Vectren.

The following are some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the Registrants’ forward-looking statements and apply to all Registrants unless otherwise indicated:

the performance of Enable, the amount of cash distributions CenterPoint Energy receives from Enable, Enable’s ability to redeem the Enable 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:

competitive conditions in the midstream industry, and actions taken by Enable’s customers and competitors, including drilling, production and capital spending decisions of third parties and the extent and timing of the entry of additional competition in the markets served by Enable;

the timing and extent of changes in the supply of natural gas and associated commodity prices, particularly prices of natural gas and 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;

economic effects of the recent actions of Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil-producing countries, which have resulted in a substantial decrease in oil and natural gas prices, and the combined impact of these events and COVID-19 on commodity prices;

the demand for crude oil, natural gas, NGLs and transportation and storage services;

environmental and other governmental regulations, including the availability of drilling permits and the regulation of hydraulic fracturing;

recording of goodwill, long-lived asset or other than temporary impairment charges by or related to Enable;

the timing of payments from Enable’s customers under existing contracts, including minimum volume commitment payments;

changes in tax status; and

access to debt and equity capital;

the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our and Enable’s operations, business and financial condition, our industries and the communities we serve, U.S. and world financial markets and supply chains, potential regulatory actions and changes in customer and stakeholder behaviors relating thereto;

volatility and a substantial recent decline in the markets for oil and natural gas as a result of the actions of crude-oil exporting nations and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and reduced worldwide consumption due to the COVID-19 pandemic;


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the expected benefits of the Merger and integration, including the outcome of shareholder litigation filed against Vectren that could reduce anticipated benefits of the Merger, as well as the ability to successfully integrate the Vectren businesses and to realize anticipated benefits and commercial opportunities;

the recording of impairment charges, including any impairment or loss associated with the sale of the Infrastructure Services and Energy Services Disposal Groups;

industrial, commercial and residential growth in our service territories and changes in market demand, including the demand for our non-utility products and services and effects of energy efficiency measures and demographic patterns;

timely and appropriate rate actions that allow recovery of costs and a reasonable return on investment;

future economic conditions in regional and national markets and their effect on sales, prices and costs;

weather variations and other natural phenomena, including the impact of severe weather events on operations and capital;

state and federal legislative and regulatory actions or developments affecting various aspects of our businesses (including the businesses of Enable), 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;

tax legislation, including the effects of the CARES Act and of the TCJA (which includes any potential changes to interest deductibility) and uncertainties involving state commissions’ and local municipalities’ regulatory requirements and determinations regarding the treatment of EDIT and our rates;

CenterPoint Energy’s and CERC’s ability to mitigate weather impacts through normalization or rate mechanisms, and the effectiveness of such mechanisms;

the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices, particularly natural gas and coal, and the effects of geographic and seasonal commodity price differentials on CERC and Enable;

the ability of CenterPoint Energy’s and CERC’s non-utility business operating in the Energy Services Disposal Group to effectively optimize opportunities related to natural gas price volatility and storage activities, including weather-related impacts;

actions by credit rating agencies, including any potential downgrades to credit ratings;

problems with regulatory approval, legislative actions, construction, implementation of necessary technology or other issues with respect to major capital projects that result in delays or cancellation or in cost overruns that cannot be recouped in rates;

the availability and prices of raw materials and services and changes in labor for current and future construction projects;

local, state and federal legislative and regulatory actions or developments relating to the environment, including, among others, those related to global climate change, air emissions, carbon, waste water discharges and the handling and disposal of CCR that could impact the continued operation, and/or cost recovery of generation plant costs and related assets;

the impact of unplanned facility outages or other closures;

any direct or indirect effects on our or Enable’s facilities, operations and financial condition resulting from terrorism, cyber-attacks, data security breaches or other attempts to disrupt our businesses or the businesses of third parties, or other catastrophic events such as fires, ice, earthquakes, explosions, leaks, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, pandemic health events or other occurrences;

our ability to invest planned capital and the timely recovery of our investments, including those related to Indiana Electric’s anticipated IRP;

our ability to successfully construct and operate electric generating facilities, including complying with applicable environmental standards and the implementation of a well-balanced energy and resource mix, as appropriate;

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our ability to control operation and maintenance costs;

the sufficiency of our insurance coverage, including availability, cost, coverage and terms and ability to recover claims;

the investment performance of CenterPoint Energy’s pension and postretirement benefit plans;

changes in interest rates and their impact on costs of borrowing and the valuation of CenterPoint Energy’s pension benefit obligation;

commercial bank and financial market conditions, our access to capital, the cost of such capital, and the results of our financing and refinancing efforts, including availability of funds in the debt capital markets;

changes in rates of inflation;

inability of various counterparties to meet their obligations to us;

non-payment for our services due to financial distress of our customers;

the extent and effectiveness of our and Enable’s risk management and hedging activities, including, but not limited to financial and weather hedges and commodity risk management activities;

timely and appropriate regulatory actions, which include actions allowing securitization, for any future hurricanes or natural disasters or other recovery of costs;

the ability of REPs, including REP affiliates of NRG and Vistra Energy Corp., formerly known as TCEH Corp., to satisfy their obligations to CenterPoint Energy and Houston Electric;

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 the proposed sale of CES, which CenterPoint Energy and Enable cannot assure will be completed or will have the anticipated benefits to CenterPoint Energy or Enable;

acquisition and merger activities involving us or our competitors, including the ability to successfully complete merger, acquisition and divestiture plans;

our or Enable’s ability to recruit, effectively transition and retain management and key employees and maintain good labor relations;

the outcome of litigation;

the development of new opportunities and the performance of projects undertaken by ESG, including, among other factors, the level of success in bidding contracts and cancellation and/or reductions in the scope of projects by customers, and obligations related to warranties and guarantees;

changes in technology, particularly with respect to efficient battery storage or the emergence or growth of new, developing or alternative sources of generation;

the impact of alternate energy sources on the demand for natural gas;

the timing and outcome of any audits, disputes and other proceedings related to taxes;

the effective tax rates;

the transition to a replacement for the LIBOR benchmark interest rate;

the effect of changes in and application of accounting standards and pronouncements; and

other factors discussed in “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of Part I of the Registrants’ combined 2019 Form 10-K, which are incorporated herein by reference, in Item 1A of Part II of this Form 10-Q and other reports the Registrants file from time to time with the SEC.

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You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and the Registrants undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Investors should note that the Registrants announce material financial information in SEC filings, press releases and public conference calls. Based on guidance from the SEC, the Registrants may use the Investors section of CenterPoint Energy’s website (www.centerpointenergy.com) to communicate with investors about the Registrants. It is possible that the financial and other information posted there could be deemed to be material information. The information on CenterPoint Energy’s website is not part of this combined Form 10-Q.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME
(Unaudited)

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
 
 
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
Utility revenues
 
$
2,073

 
$
2,171

Non-utility revenues
 
94

 
58

Total
 
2,167

 
2,229

Expenses:
 
 
 
 
Utility natural gas, fuel and purchased power
 
609

 
797

Non-utility cost of revenues, including natural gas
 
64

 
47

Operation and maintenance
 
674

 
748

Depreciation and amortization
 
282

 
300

Taxes other than income taxes
 
136

 
126

Goodwill Impairment
 
185

 

Total
 
1,950

 
2,018

Operating Income
 
217

 
211

Other Income (Expense):