CMS Energy Announces Third Quarter Earnings Of $0.59 Per Share, Raises 2018 Guidance And Introduces 2019 Guidance

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $169 million, or $0.59 per share, for the third quarter of 2018.

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  • JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $169 million, or $0.59 per share, for the third quarter of 2018.
  • The company raised its guidance for 2018 adjusted earnings per share to $2.31 - $2.34 per share (*See below for important information about non-GAAP measures).
  • Additionally, CMS Energy introduced 2019 adjusted earnings per share guidance of $2.46 to $2.50, reflecting continued growth of 6 to 8 percent.
  • CMS Energy will hold a webcast to discuss its 2018 third quarter results and provide a business and financial outlook on October 25 at 8:30 AM (EDT).


CMS Energy Announces Third Quarter Earnings Of $0.59 Per Share, Raises 2018 Guidance And Introduces 2019 Guidance

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $169 million, or $0.59 per share, for the third quarter of 2018. For the first nine months of the year, the company announced reported net income available to common stockholders of $549 million or $1.94 per share, and adjusted earnings per share of $1.93. The company raised its guidance for 2018 adjusted earnings per share to $2.31 - $2.34 per share (*See below for important information about non-GAAP measures). Additionally, CMS Energy introduced 2019 adjusted earnings per share guidance of $2.46 to $2.50, reflecting continued growth of 6 to 8 percent.

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"With strong operational and financial performance year-to-date, we are confident in our ability to continue to produce consistent, industry-leading results," said Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. "Our mindset remains focused on finishing this year strong with an eye toward the future. Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond, our long-term adjusted EPS growth remains at 6 to 8 percent with a bias toward the midpoint. Our EPS and dividend growth rates offer one of the best total shareholder returns in the industry."

 CMS Energy noted several accomplishments in the third quarter:

  • Replacing a record level of vintage gas service lines statewide improving safety and reliability for the residents of Michigan
  • Continuing work on our multi-year, $800-million upgrade to the Ludington Pumped Hydro Storage Facility which will increase the plant's generating capacity by 50 MW a unit, for a total summer capacity of nearly 2,300 MW
  • Donating $2 million to date in low-income heating assistance to keep families in Michigan safe and warm this winter season

"I'm proud of the team and the results we are delivering for our customers and investors," said Poppe.

CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also owns and operates independent power generation businesses.

CMS Energy will hold a webcast to discuss its 2018 third quarter results and provide a business and financial outlook on October 25 at 8:30 AM (EDT). To participate in the Webcast, go to CMS Energy's home page (www.cmsenergy.com) and select "Investor Meeting."

Important information for investors about non-GAAP measures and other disclosures.

*This news release contains non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (non-GAAP) measures, such as adjusted earnings per share. Adjustments could include items such as discontinued operations, asset sales, impairments, restructuring costs, regulatory items from prior years, or other items detailed in the attached summary financial statements. Management views adjusted earnings as a key measure of the company's present operating financial performance and uses adjusted earnings for external communications with analysts and investors. Internally, the company uses adjusted earnings to measure and assess performance. Because the company is not able to estimate the impact of specific line items, which have the potential to significantly impact, favorably or unfavorably, the company's reported earnings in future periods, the company is not providing reported earnings guidance nor is it providing a reconciliation for the comparable future period earnings. The adjusted earnings should be considered supplemental information to assist in understanding our business results, rather than as a substitute for the reported earnings.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause CMS Energy's and Consumers Energy's results to differ materially. All forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of the risk and other factors detailed from time to time in CMS Energy's and Consumers Energy's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. 

Investors and others should note that CMS Energy routinely posts important information on its website and considers the Investor Relations section, www.cmsenergy.com/investor-relations, a channel of distribution.

For more information on CMS Energy, please visit our website at www.cmsenergy.com. To sign up for email alert notifications, please visit the Investor Relations section of our website.

 

CMS ENERGY CORPORATION

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)






In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



9/30/18


9/30/17


9/30/18


9/30/17














Operating revenue

$

1,599


$

1,527


$

5,044


$

4,805














Operating expenses


1,305



1,197



4,132



3,846














Operating Income


294



330



912



959














Other income


22



10



73



33














Interest charges


114



111



337



328














Income Before Income Taxes


202



229



648



664














Income tax expense


33



57



98



200














Net Income


169



172



550



464














Income attributable to noncontrolling interests


-



-



1



1














Net Income Available to Common Stockholders

$

169


$

172


$

549


$

463



























Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share

$

0.60


$

0.61


$

1.95


$

1.65

Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share


0.59



0.61



1.94



1.65

 

 

CMS ENERGY CORPORATION

Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)






In Millions



As of



9/30/18


12/31/17

Assets








Current assets








Cash and cash equivalents


$

323



$

182

Restricted cash and cash equivalents



42




17

Other current assets



2,009




2,276

Total current assets



2,374




2,475

Non-current assets








Plant, property, and equipment



17,790




16,761

Other non-current assets



3,749




3,814

Total Assets


$

23,913



$

23,050










Liabilities and Equity








Current liabilities (1)


$

1,192



$

1,511

Non-current liabilities (1)



6,741




6,574

Capitalization








Debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding securitization debt) (2)








Debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding non-recourse and securitization debt)



9,370




8,940

Non-recourse debt



1,534




1,245

Total debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding securitization debt)



10,904




10,185

Noncontrolling interests



37




37

Common stockholders' equity



4,749




4,441

Total capitalization (excluding securitization debt)



15,690




14,663

Securitization debt (2)



290




302

Total Liabilities and Equity


$

23,913



$

23,050










(1) Excludes debt, capital leases, and financing obligation.


(2) Includes current and non-current portions.



















CMS ENERGY CORPORATION

Summarized Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)












In Millions



Nine Months Ended



9/30/18


9/30/17










Beginning of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts


$

204



$

257










Net cash provided by operating activities



1,565




1,199

Net cash used in investing activities



(1,815)




(1,354)

Cash flows from operating and investing activities



(250)




(155)

Net cash provided by financing activities



412




71










Total Cash Flows


$

162



$

(84)










End of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts


$

366



$

173

 

 

CMS ENERGY CORPORATION

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income

(Unaudited)






In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



9/30/18


9/30/17


9/30/18


9/30/17














Net Income Available to Common Stockholders

$

169


$

172


$

549


$

463

Reconciling items:












Discontinued operations (income) loss


(*)



*



(*)



Restructuring costs and other




1



1



3

Tax impact


(*)



(*)



(*)



(1)

Gain on assets previously sold


-



-



(4)



-

Tax impact


-



-



1



-














Adjusted net income – non-GAAP

$

169


$

173


$

547


$

465














Average Common Shares Outstanding












Basic


282.5



280.8



282.1



279.8

Diluted


283.2



281.6



282.8



280.6














Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share












Reported net income per share

$

0.60


$

0.61


$

1.95


$

1.65

Reconciling items:












Discontinued operations (income) loss


(*)





(*)



Restructuring costs and other




0.01





0.01

Tax impact


(*)



(*)



(*)



(*)

Gain on assets previously sold


-



-



(0.01)



-

Tax impact


-



-





-














Adjusted net income per share – non-GAAP

$

0.60


$

0.62


$

1.94


$

1.66














Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share












Reported net income per share

$

0.59


$

0.61


$

1.94


$

1.65

Reconciling items:












Discontinued operations (income) loss


(*)





(*)



Restructuring costs and other




0.01





0.01

Tax impact


(*)



(*)



(*)



(*)

Gain on assets previously sold


-



-



(0.01)



-

Tax impact


-



-





-














Adjusted net income per share – non-GAAP

$

0.59


$

0.62


$

1.93


$

1.66














* Less than $0.5 million or $0.01 per share.



















Management views adjusted (non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) earnings as a key measure of the Company's present operating financial performance and uses adjusted earnings for external communications with analysts and investors.  Internally, the Company uses adjusted earnings to measure and assess performance.  Adjustments could include items such as discontinued operations, asset sales, impairments, restructuring costs, regulatory items from prior years, or other items detailed in these summary financial statements.  Adjusted earnings should be considered supplemental information to assist in understanding our business results, rather than as a substitute for reported earnings.  

 

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