JACKSON, Mich., July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $93 million or $0.33 per share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $139 million or $0.49 per share for the same quarter in 2018. The company reported net income of $306 million, or $1.08 per share, for the first half of 2019 compared to $380 million or $1.35 per share for the comparable period in 2018. The key drivers of CMS' year-to-date financial performance were mild weather and storm activity.
CMS Energy reaffirmed its guidance for 2019 adjusted earnings of $2.47 - $2.51 per share (*See below for important information about non-GAAP measures) or 6 to 8 percent annual adjusted earnings per share growth.
"CMS Energy's strong commitment to our triple bottom line of people, planet and profit is reflected in our company's financial results for the first six months of 2019," said Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. "A major step forward for the company this quarter was the approval of our Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which established our company and the state of Michigan as national clean energy leaders."
CMS Energy noted several accomplishments in the second quarter:
- IRP SETTLEMENT APPROVAL: The IRP puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal, reduce carbon emissions by over 90 percent, and meet customers' future electricity capacity needs with 90 percent clean energy resources by 2040. The Michigan Public Service Commission approved the plan in June, which also had support from customers, environmental groups, the MPSC's technical staff, and the Michigan Attorney General.
- Electric Vehicle Charging and Rebate Program LAUNCH: In June, we announced PowerMIDrive, a multi-year program designed to make it easier for owners of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles when and where they want.
- GAS AUTOMATIC METER READING (AMR) INSTALLATION COMPLETE: We have now completed the deployment of gas AMR technology for our standalone gas customers. In total, we upgraded 1.1 million gas meters with communication modules on existing meters allowing us to read the meters remotely from service vehicles leading to an improved customer experience.
CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business. It also owns and operates independent power generation businesses.
CMS Energy will hold a webcast to discuss its 2019 second quarter results and provide a business and financial outlook on July 25 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). To participate in the webcast, go to CMS Energy's homepage (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. 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 company's adjusted earnings should be considered supplemental information to assist in understanding our business results, rather than as a substitute for the reported earnings. All references to earnings per share are on a diluted basis.
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.
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