PNM Resources Reports Second Quarter Results

2014 Earnings Guidance Narrowed, Conference Call Set for 11 a.m. Eastern Today

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--()--PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM)

 

PNM Resources (In millions, except EPS)

          Q2 2014       Q2 2013       YTD 2014       YTD 2013
GAAP net earnings         $29.1       $27.7       $41.6       $38.3
GAAP diluted EPS         $0.36       $0.34       $0.52       $0.48
Ongoing net earnings $31.5 $30.3 $45.7 $45.1
Ongoing diluted EPS $0.39 $0.38 $0.57 $0.56

PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) today released the company’s 2014 second quarter earnings results. In addition, management narrowed its 2014 consolidated ongoing earnings guidance to a range of $1.44 to $1.51 per diluted share. The midpoint of the 2014 consolidated ongoing earnings guidance range remains at $1.47.

“The company remained on track in the second quarter, successfully navigating the challenges caused by lingering economic headwinds in New Mexico, while benefitting from steady growth in Texas,” said Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources’ chairman, president and CEO. “PNM also filed with the NM Public Regulation Commission a comprehensive Integrated Resource Plan developed through a year of research and collaboration with stakeholders. The IRP incorporates our plan to retire 2 units of the San Juan Generating Station to meet federal haze regulations, and helps the company move toward a more balanced fuel portfolio, in part by adding more renewable energy resources.”

SEGMENT REPORTING OF 2014 SECOND QUARTER AND YEAR TO DATE EARNINGS

PNMa vertically integrated electric utility in New Mexico with distribution, transmission and generation assets.

 

PNM (In millions, except EPS)

          Q2 2014       Q2 2013       YTD 2014       YTD 2013
GAAP net earnings         $20.2       $26.0       $27.8       $37.4
GAAP diluted EPS         $0.25       $0.32       $0.35       $0.46
Ongoing net earnings $22.5 $24.3 $31.5 $38.4
Ongoing diluted EPS $0.28 $0.30 $0.39 $0.48
  • PNM’s ongoing earnings benefitted from rate relief, higher market prices for Palo Verde unit 3, reduced outage expenses, and off system sales. These gains partially offset a decline in load, weather, and tax expense for R&D credits resulting from IRS exam settlements which was offset in Corporate and Other.

TNMPan electric transmission and distribution utility in Texas.

 

 

TNMP (In millions, except EPS)

          Q2 2014       Q2 2013       YTD 2014       YTD 2013
GAAP net earnings       $9.5       $8.3       $16.3       $12.1
GAAP diluted EPS         $0.12       $0.10       $0.20       $0.15
Ongoing net earnings $9.6 $8.3 $16.4 $12.1
Ongoing diluted EPS $0.12 $0.10 $0.20 $0.15
  • TNMP’s ongoing earnings benefitted from rate relief and a savings in O & M expenses.

Corporate and Other – a segment that reflects costs at the PNM Resources holding company, mainly comprised of interest expense related to debt.

 

 

Corporate and Other (In millions, except EPS)

          Q2 2014       Q2 2013       YTD 2014       YTD 2013
GAAP net earnings (loss)       ($0.6)       ($6.7)       ($2.5)       ($11.2)
GAAP diluted EPS         ($0.01)       ($0.08)       ($0.03)       ($0.14)
Ongoing net earnings (loss) ($0.6) ($2.4) ($2.2) ($5.4)
Ongoing diluted EPS ($0.01) ($0.02) ($0.02) ($0.07)
  • Corporate and Other benefitted from lower interest expense and the reversal of a tax reserve for R&D credits resulting from IRS exam settlements, which was offset in PNM. These benefits at Corporate and Other were offset by expired tax credit investments at the holding company.

Financial materials are available at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/results.cfm.

SECOND QUARTER CONFERENCE CALL: 11 AM EASTERN TODAY

PNM Resources will discuss second quarter earnings results during a live conference call and webcast today at 11 a.m. Eastern. Speaking on the call will be Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources chairman, president and CEO, and Chuck Eldred, PNM Resources executive vice president and CFO.

A live webcast of the call will be archived at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/events.cfm. Listeners are encouraged to visit the website at least 30 minutes before the event to register, download and install any necessary audio software. Investors and analysts can participate in the live conference call by dialing (877) 377-7098 or (631) 291-4547 five to 10 minutes prior to the event and referencing “the PNM Resources second quarter conference call.”

A telephone replay will be available at 2 p.m. Eastern until midnight August 15 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and using the confirmation code 70452858. Supporting material for PNM Resources’ earnings announcements can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/results.cfm.

Background:

PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2013 consolidated operating revenues of $1.4 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,572 megawatts of generation capacity and provides electricity to more than 746,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit the company's website at www.PNMResources.com

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Statements made in this news release that relate to future events or PNM Resources’ (“PNMR”), Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (“PNM”), or Texas-New Mexico Power Company’s (“TNMP”) (collectively, the “Company”) expectations, projections, estimates, intentions, goals, targets, and strategies are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and estimates. PNMR, PNM, and TNMP assume no obligation to update this information. Because actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, PNMR, PNM, and TNMP caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. PNMR's, PNM's, and TNMP's business, financial condition, cash flow, and operating results are influenced by many factors, which are often beyond their control that can cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of risk factors and other important factors affecting forward-looking statements, please see the Company’s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors are specifically incorporated by reference herein.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses ongoing earnings and ongoing earnings per diluted share (or ongoing diluted earnings per share) to evaluate the operations of the Company and to establish goals for management and employees. While the Company believes these financial measures are appropriate and useful for investors, they are not measures presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (“GAAP”). The Company does not intend for these measures, or any piece of these measures, to represent any financial measure as defined by GAAP. Furthermore, the Company’s calculations of these measures as presented may or may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company uses ongoing earnings guidance to provide investors with management's expectations of ongoing financial performance over the period presented. While the Company believes ongoing earnings guidance is an appropriate measure, it is not a measure presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company does not intend for ongoing earnings guidance to represent an expectation of net earnings as defined by GAAP. Management is generally not able to estimate the impact of the reconciling items between ongoing earnings guidance and forecasted GAAP net earnings, nor their probable impact on GAAP net earnings; therefore, management is generally not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent for earnings guidance.

                 

PNM Resources

Schedule 1

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

 
PNM TNMP

Corporate
and Other

Consolidated
(in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $ 20,214 $ 9,534 $ (607 ) $ 29,141
Adjusting items, net of income tax effects
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges1 258 258
Net change in unrealized impairments of available-for-sale securities2 (55 ) (55 )
Process improvement initiatives3 1,115 34 1,149
San Juan Coal Company audit arbitration4 1,015       1,015  
Total Adjustments 2,333   34     2,367  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $ 22,547   $ 9,568   $ (607 ) $ 31,508  
 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $ 27,757 $ 16,336 $ (2,484 ) $ 41,609
Adjusting items, net of income tax effects
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges5 1,931 1,931
Net change in unrealized impairments of available-for-sale securities2 (274 ) (274 )
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change6 241 241
Process improvement initiatives3 1,115 34 1,149
San Juan Coal Company audit arbitration4 1,015       1,015  
Total Adjustments 3,787   34   241   4,062  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $ 31,544   $ 16,370   $ (2,243 ) $ 45,671  
 
2014 income tax effects calculated using tax rates of 35.00% for TNMP and 39.42% for other segments.
 
The impacts of adjusting items are reflected on the GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings as follows:
1Pre-tax7 impacts reflected in "Electric Operating Revenues" ($442 thousand reduction) and "Cost of energy" ($16 thousand reduction)
2Pre-tax7 impact reflected in "Gains on available-for-sale securities"
3Pre-tax7 impact reflected in "Administrative and general"
4Pre-tax7 impact reflected in "Cost of energy"
5Pre-tax7 impacts reflected in "Electric Operating Revenues" ($3,365 thousand reduction) and "Cost of energy" ($177 thousand reduction)
6Impact reflected in "Income Taxes"
7Tax impacts reflected in "Income Taxes"
 
 
                 

PNM Resources

Schedule 2

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

 
PNM TNMP

Corporate
and Other

Consolidated
(in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $ 25,992 $ 8,339 $ (6,653 ) $ 27,678
Adjusting items, net of income tax effects
Loss on reacquired debt1 706 706
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges2 (1,871 ) (1,871 )
Net change in unrealized impairments of available-for-sale securities3 228 228
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change4 1,234 1,234
State tax credit impairment4     2,362   2,362  
Total Adjustments (1,643 )   4,302   2,659  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $ 24,349   $ 8,339   $ (2,351 ) $ 30,337  
 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $ 37,429 $ 12,065 $ (11,190 ) $ 38,304
Adjusting items, net of income tax effects
Loss on reacquired debt1 706 706
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges5 1,091 1,091
Net change in unrealized impairments of available-for-sale securities3 (134 ) (134 )
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change4 1,234 1,234
State tax credit impairment4     3,880   3,880  
Total Adjustments 957     5,820   6,777  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $ 38,386   $ 12,065   $ (5,370 ) $ 45,081  
 
2013 income tax effects calculated using tax rates of 35.00% for TNMP and 39.59% for all other segments.
 
The impacts of adjusting items are reflected on the GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings as follows:
1Pre-tax6 impact reflected in "Other (deductions)"
2Pre-tax6 impacts reflected in "Electric Operating Revenues" ($3,373 thousand increase) and "Cost of energy" ($276 thousand increase)
3Pre-tax6 impact reflected in "Gains on available-for-sale securities"
4Impact reflected in "Income Taxes"
5Pre-tax6 impacts reflected in "Electric Operating Revenues" ($2,547 thousand reduction) and "Cost of energy" ($742 thousand reduction)
6Tax impacts reflected in "Income Taxes"
 
 
                 

PNM Resources

Schedule 3

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings Per Diluted Share

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

 
PNM TNMP

Corporate
and Other

Consolidated
(per diluted share)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $     0.25 $     0.12 $ (0.01 ) $ 0.36
Adjusting items
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges
Net change in unrealized impairments of available-for-sale securities
Process improvement initiatives 0.01 0.01
San Juan Coal Company audit arbitration 0.01       0.01  
Total Adjustments 0.02       0.02  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $     0.28   $     0.12   $ (0.01 ) $ 0.39  
Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,227,063
 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $ 0.35 $ 0.20 $ (0.03 ) $ 0.52
Adjusting items
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges 0.02 0.02
Net change in unrealized impairments of available-for-sale securities
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change
Process improvement initiatives 0.01 0.01
San Juan Coal Company audit arbitration 0.01       0.01  
Total Adjustments 0.04       0.04  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $     0.39   $     0.20   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.57  
Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,307,180
 
Tables may not appear visually accurate due to rounding.
 
 
                 

PNM Resources

Schedule 4

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings Per Diluted Share

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

 
PNM TNMP

Corporate
and Other

Consolidated
(per diluted share)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $     0.32 $     0.10 $ (0.08 ) $ 0.34
Adjusting items
Loss on reacquired debt 0.01 0.01
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges (0.02 ) (0.02 )
Net change in unrealized impairments of NDT securities
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change 0.02 0.02
State tax credit impairment     0.03   0.03  
Total Adjustments (0.02 )   0.06   0.04  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $     0.30   $     0.10   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.38  
Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,454,538
 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR: $ 0.46 $ 0.15 $ (0.14 ) $ 0.48
Adjusting items
Loss on reacquired debt 0.01 0.01
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges 0.01 0.01
Net change in unrealized impairments of NDT securities
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change 0.02 0.02
State tax credit impairment     0.04   0.04  
Total Adjustments 0.01     0.07   0.08  
Ongoing Earnings (Loss) $     0.48   $     0.15   $ (0.07 ) $ 0.56  
Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,517,361
 
Tables may not appear visually accurate due to rounding.
 
 
           

PNM Resources

Schedule 5

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

 

Three Months
Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2014     2013 2014     2013
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Electric Operating Revenues $   346,160   $   347,599   $   675,057   $   665,263  
Operating Expenses:
Cost of energy 109,419 105,659 222,033 210,365
Administrative and general 45,235 43,139 89,093 87,829
Energy production costs 45,846 46,831 93,134 90,404
Depreciation and amortization 42,163 41,639 84,130 82,446
Transmission and distribution costs 16,068 17,148 32,974 33,443
Taxes other than income taxes 16,133   15,316   33,644   32,205  
Total operating expenses 274,864   269,732   555,008   536,692  
Operating income 71,296   77,867   120,049   128,571  
Other Income and Deductions:
Interest income 2,040 2,833 4,158 5,467
Gains on available-for-sale securities 4,699 3,217 7,272 4,747
Other income 3,180 2,610 4,754 4,323
Other (deductions) (2,169 ) (4,194 ) (5,102 ) (7,546 )
Net other income and deductions 7,750   4,466   11,082   6,991  
Interest Charges 29,972   30,616   59,506   61,914  
Earnings before Income Taxes 49,074 51,717 71,625 73,648
Income Taxes 15,893   20,334   22,313   28,303  
Net Earnings 33,181 31,383 49,312 45,345
(Earnings) Attributable to Valencia Non-controlling Interest (3,908 ) (3,573 ) (7,439 ) (6,777 )
Preferred Stock Dividend Requirements of Subsidiary (132 ) (132 ) (264 ) (264 )
Net Earnings Attributable to PNMR $   29,141   $   27,678   $   41,609   $   38,304  
Net Earnings Attributable to PNMR per Common Share:
Basic $   0.37 $   0.35 $   0.52 $   0.48
Diluted $ 0.36 $ 0.34 $ 0.52 $ 0.48
Dividends Declared per Common Share $ 0.185 $ 0.165 $ 0.370 $ 0.330

Contacts

PNM Resources
Analysts
Jimmie Blotter, 505-241-2227
Media
Pahl Shipley, 505-241-2782

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Contacts

PNM Resources
Analysts
Jimmie Blotter, 505-241-2227
Media
Pahl Shipley, 505-241-2782