PNM Resources Reports Solid Second Quarter Results

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PNM Resources Reports Solid Second Quarter Results

2013 Earnings Guidance Affirmed, Conference call set for 11 a.m. Eastern today

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PNM Resources (NYS: PNM)

PNM Resources (In millions, except EPS)

        
   Q2 2013  Q2 2012  YTD 2013  YTD 2012
GAAP net earnings  $27.7  $21.5  $38.3  $38.6
GAAP diluted EPS  $0.34  $0.27  $0.48  $0.48
Ongoing net earnings  $30.3  $26.5  $45.1  $40.0
Ongoing diluted EPS$0.38$0.33$0.56$0.50

PNM Resources (NYS: PNM) today released the company's unaudited consolidated 2013 second quarter earnings report. Management affirmed its financial outlook for the year and announced it expects 2013 consolidated ongoing earnings to be solidly in the middle of the range of $1.32 to $1.42 per diluted share.

"The second quarter results show the company remains strong and our financial performance is on track," said Pat Vincent-Collawn, chairman, president and CEO of PNM Resources. "Our focus on managing costs and obtaining favorable regulatory outcomes continues to help the company provide value for all our stakeholders through a variety of initiatives, including significant investments in infrastructure and renewable energy."

In June, Moody's upgraded its ratings outlook for PNM Resources, PNM and TNMP from stable to positive. This follows Standard and Poor's April upgrade of all three entities, which included moving PNM Resources credit rating to investment grade.

SEGMENT REPORTING OF 2013 SECOND QUARTER & YTD EARNINGS

PNM - a vertically integrated electric utility in New Mexico with distribution, transmission and generation assets.

PNM (In millions, except EPS)

        
   Q2 2013  Q2 2012  YTD 2013  YTD 2012
GAAP net earnings  $26.0  $16.8  $37.4  $34.4

GAAP diluted EPS

  $0.32  $0.21  $0.46  $0.43
Ongoing net earnings  $24.3  $21.6  $38.4  $35.7
Ongoing diluted EPS$0.30$0.27$0.48$0.45
  • PNM's ongoing earnings benefited from the company's continuing efforts to manage costs while maintaining reliability and providing quality customer service. In addition, earnings improved from realized gains on investments related to the Palo Verde Nuclear Decommissioning Trust, higher prices for the sale of Palo Verde Unit 3 generation, and increased rates from the renewable energy rider. These were partially offset by weather and the decrease in load, as well as increased depreciation and outage costs.

TNMP-an electric transmission and distribution utility in Texas.

TNMP (In millions, except EPS)

        
   Q2 2013  Q2 2012  YTD 2013  YTD 2012
GAAP net earnings  $8.3  $8.0  $12.1  $11.0
GAAP diluted EPS  $0.10  $0.10  $0.15  $0.14
Ongoing net earnings  $8.3  $8.1  $12.1  $11.2
Ongoing diluted EPS$0.10$0.10$0.15$0.14
  • As expected, TNMP's ongoing earnings benefited from additional revenue from rate relief, partially offset by weather, higher depreciation and property tax 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 2013  Q2 2012  YTD 2013  YTD 2012
GAAP net earnings (loss)  ($6.7)  ($3.3)  ($11.2)  ($6.9)
GAAP diluted EPS  ($0.08)  ($0.04)  ($0.14)  ($0.09)
Ongoing net earnings (loss)  ($2.4)  ($3.3)  ($5.4)  ($6.9)
Ongoing diluted EPS($0.02)($0.04)($0.07)($0.09)
  • Corporate and Other ongoing earnings improved because of a combination of the timing and reallocation of certain expenses to the utilities.

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

SECOND QUARTER CONFERENCE CALL:11 A.M. 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 Web site 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 Aug. 16 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and using confirmation code 15105676. Supporting material for PNM Resources' earnings announcements can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/results.cfm.

Background:

PNM Resources (NYS: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2012 consolidated operating revenues of $1.3 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,538 megawatts of generation capacity and serves electricity to more than 739,000 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 earnings, nor their probable impact on GAAP earnings; therefore, management is generally not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent for earnings guidance.

PNM Resources
Schedule 1
Reconciliation of Ongoing to GAAP Earnings
(Preliminary and Unaudited)

        
PNMTNMP

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
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change1,2341,234
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges(1,871)(1,871)
Net change in unrealized impairments of NDT securities228228
Loss on reacquired debt706706
State tax credit impairment  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
New Mexico corporate income tax rate change1,2341,234
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges1,0911,091
Net change in unrealized impairments of NDT securities(134)(134)
Loss on reacquired debt706706
State tax credit impairment  3,880 3,880 
Total Adjustments957  5,820 6,777 
Ongoing Earnings (Loss)$38,386 $12,065 $(5,370)$45,081 
 
Income tax effects calculated using tax rates of 35.00% for TNMP and 39.59% for all other segments unless otherwise noted

PNM Resources
Schedule 2
Reconciliation of Ongoing to GAAP Earnings
(Preliminary and Unaudited)

        
PNMTNMP

Corporate
and Other

Consolidated
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended June 30, 2012
GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR:$16,753$8,018$(3,259)$21,512
Adjusting items, net of income tax effects
Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges3,3103,310
Net change in unrealized impairments of NDT securities1,2341,234
Process improvement initiatives345 101  446 
Total Adjustments4,889 101  4,990 
Ongoing Earnings (Loss)$21,642 $8,119 $(3,259)
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