StockSelector.com
  Research, Select, & Monitor Monday, October 26, 2020 6:21:27 AM ET  
Trade Ideas The Market Industries Stocks Portfolio

 
Ticker Lookup
CMS Energy Corp.$65.85$.10.15%

  Quote | Ranking | Chart | Valuations | Sentiment | Industry | News | Earnings | Analysts | More...

Your Target?

 CMS Energy Delivers Its 15th Year Of Strong Operational And Financial Results; Raises 2018 Guidance
   Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM ET

CMS Energy announced today 2017 reported net income of $460 million or $1.64 per share, reflecting a charge associated with federal tax reform, compared to $551 million or $1.98 per share for 2016. After excluding the effect of federal tax reform, CMS Energy delivered adjusted earnings of $2.17 per share, or $610 million of adjusted net income for 2017, toward the high end of company guidance. In 2016, adjusted earnings per share were $2.02.

https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/430503/CMS_Energy_Logo.jpg

CMS Energy raised its guidance for 2018 adjusted earnings to $2.30 - $2.34 per share (*See below for important information about non-GAAP measures) or 6 to 8 percent annual adjusted earnings per share growth.

"Our focus on people, planet and profit underpinned by world class performance served as the operational and financial foundation for a strong 2017 for CMS Energy," said Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. "We are pleased to deliver our 15th year of consistent financial performance without resets or adjustments for weather. At the same time, we are setting new standards of performance on several key metrics for our customers, which enable an even longer runway for consistent, industry-leading financial performance."

CMS Energy noted several accomplishments in 2017:

-- People - The company reported its safest year on record; was named Michigan’s best employer by Forbes magazine; and was named one of the most trusted utility brands in the country by Market Strategies International (MSI).

-- Planet - The second phase of Cross Winds Energy Park was constructed, and Newsweek ranked CMS Energy as the No. 1 green company in Michigan and as a top 10 green company in the nation.

-- Profit - 2017 marks 15 years of delivering consistent, industry-leading adjusted earnings per share growth and over a decade of dividend growth for investors. Also in 2017, CMS Energy generated over $1.7 billion in operating cash flow, which was in excess of guidance.

The company did all this while also achieving record company performance in a variety of operational metrics, including electric reliability and customer service (Average Speed of Answer and Customer On-Time Delivery). In addition, the company completed the first year of construction on the 94-mile Saginaw Trail pipeline project - part of a series of pipeline investments, which will deliver natural gas more safely and reliably to Michigan customers.

CMS Energy (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.

Financial Results and Outlook
2017 Results                 Amount
Reported EPS                 $1.64
Adjusted EPS                 $2.17
Annual Dividend              $1.33
2018 Updates                 Amount
Adjusted EPS Guidance Raised $2.30 to $2.34*
Annual Dividend              $1.43

CMS Energy will hold a webcast to discuss its 2017 year-end results and provide a business and financial outlook on Feb. 14 at 9 A.M. (EST). 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 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.

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 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       Twelve Months Ended
                                                   12/31/17     12/31/16    12/31/17    12/31/16
Operating revenue                                  $    1,778   $    1,640  $    6,583  $    6,399
Operating expenses                                      1,399        1,360       5,245       5,143
Operating Income                                        379          280         1,338       1,256
Other income (expense)                                  (47)         (45)        (14)        5
Interest charges                                        110          111         438         435
Income Before Income Taxes                              222          124         886         826
Income tax expense                                      224          46          424         273
Net Income (Loss)                                       (2)          78          462         553
Income attributable to noncontrolling interests         1            1           2           2
Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders $    (3)     $    77     $    460    $    551
Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Average Common Share     $    (0.01)  $    0.28   $    1.64   $    1.99
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Average Common Share        (0.01)       0.28        1.64        1.98
CMS ENERGY CORPORATION
Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
                                                                                                In Millions
                                                                                                As of
                                                                                                12/31/17          12/31/16
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents                                                                              $ 182             $ 235
Restricted cash and cash equivalents                                                                     17                19
Other current assets                                                                                     2,276             2,026
Total current assets                                                                                     2,475             2,280
Non-current assets
Plant, property, and equipment                                                                           16,761            15,715
Other non-current assets                                                                                 3,814             3,627
Total Assets                                                                                           $ 23,050          $ 21,622
Liabilities and Equity
Current liabilities (1)                                                                                $ 1,511           $ 1,371
Non-current liabilities (1)                                                                              6,574             5,927
Capitalization
Debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding securitization debt) (2)
Debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding non-recourse and securitization debt)          8,940             8,508
Non-recourse debt                                                                                        1,245             1,198
Total debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding securitization debt)                     10,185            9,706
Noncontrolling interests                                                                                 37                37
Common stockholders’ equity                                                                              4,441             4,253
Total capitalization (excluding securitization debt)                                                     14,663            13,996
Securitization debt (2)                                                                                  302               328
Total Liabilities and Equity                                                                           $ 23,050          $ 21,622
(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
                                                                                                Twelve Months Ended
                                                                                                12/31/17          12/31/16
Beginning of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts                            $ 257             $ 288
Net cash provided by operating activities                                                                1,705             1,629
Net cash used in investing activities                                                                    (1,868)           (1,915)
Cash flows from operating and investing activities                                                       (163)             (286)
Net cash provided by financing activities                                                                110               255
Total Cash Flows                                                                                       $ (53)            $ (31)
End of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts                                  $ 204             $ 257
CMS ENERGY CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income
(Unaudited)
                                                       In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts
                                                       Three Months Ended                                                             Twelve Months Ended
                                                       12/31/17                                                      12/31/16         12/31/17                                                     12/31/16
Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders     $                                                     (3)     $        77      $                                                     460    $        551
Reconciling items:
Discontinued operations (income) loss                                                                        *                (*)                                                           *               *
Restructuring costs and other                                                                                1                6                                                             4               8
Tax impact                                                                                                   (1)              (2)                                                           (2)             (3)
Tax reform                                                                                                   148              -                                                             148             -
Voluntary separation program                                                                                 -                *                                                             -               11
Tax impact                                                                                                   -                (*)                                                           -               (4)
Adjusted net income - non-GAAP                         $                                                     145     $        81      $                                                     610    $        563
Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic                                                                                                        280.8            278.3                                                         280.0           277.9
Diluted                                                                                                      280.8            279.3                                                         280.8           278.9
Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Average Common Share
Reported net income (loss) per share                   $                                                     (0.01)  $        0.28    $                                                     1.64   $        1.99
Reconciling items:
Discontinued operations (income) loss                                                                        *                (*)                                                           *               *
Restructuring costs and other                                                                                *                0.02                                                          0.01            0.02
Tax impact                                                                                                   (*)              (0.01)                                                        (*)             (0.01)
Tax reform                                                                                                   0.52             -                                                             0.52            -
Voluntary separation program                                                                                 -                *                                                             -               0.04
Tax impact                                                                                                   -                (*)                                                           -               (0.01)
Adjusted net income per share - non-GAAP               $                                                     0.51    $        0.29    $                                                     2.17   $        2.03
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Average Common Share
Reported net income (loss) per share                   $                                                     (0.01)  $        0.28    $                                                     1.64   $        1.98
Reconciling items:
Discontinued operations (income) loss                                                                        *                (*)                                                           *               *
Restructuring costs and other                                                                                *                0.02                                                          0.01            0.02
Tax impact                                                                                                   (*)              (0.01)                                                        (*)             (0.01)
Tax reform                                                                                                   0.52             -                                                             0.52            -
Voluntary separation program                                                                                 -                *                                                             -               0.04
Tax impact                                                                                                   -                (*)                                                           -               (0.01)
Adjusted net income per share - non-GAAP               $                                                     0.51    $        0.29    $                                                     2.17   $        2.02
*  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.

https://c212.net/c/img/favicon.png?sn=DE14013&sd=2018-02-14

View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cms-energy-delivers-its-15th-year-of-strong-operational-and-financial-results-raises-2018-guidance-300598318.html

SOURCE CMS Energy

https://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif?NewsItemId=DE14013&Transmission_Id=201802140700PR_NEWS_USPR_____DE14013&DateId=20180214



Register |  Password |  Feedback |  Copyright |  Usage Agreement |  Privacy Policy |  Advertising |  About Us |  Contact Us |  FAQ 

Past performance is not indicative of future results

StockSelector.com, the StockSelector.com logo, and News Selects are trademarks of StockSelector.com.
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 StockSelector.com. All rights reserved.