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CMS Energy Announces First Quarter Earnings Of $0.75 Per Share; Reaffirms 2019 Guidance

JACKSON, Mich., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $213 million or $0.75 per share, for the first quarter of 2019, compared to $241 million or $0.86 per share for the same quarter in 2018.

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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 commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit is reflected in our results for the first quarter of 2019," said Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. "Our company withstood a polar vortex and severe winter storms during the quarter while still delivering solid operating and financial performance for our customers and investors."

CMS Energy noted several accomplishments in the first quarter:

  • IRP SETTLEMENT: The Company announced the filing of a settlement of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), which will reduce carbon emissions by 90 percent, eliminate the use of coal to generate electricity and quadruple renewable energy use with the addition of 6,000 megawatts of solar. The settlement, supported by a broad coalition of key stakeholders, will position Consumers Energy as a national clean energy leader. The settlement is subject to the MPSC's approval.
  • SERVICE RESTORATION: We restored power to over 400,000 customers after significant storm activity during the quarter.
  • ELECTRIC RATE CASE SETTLEMENT: The MPSC approved the company's electric rate case settlement which allows for continued investment in safety and reliability on our grid. Also included in the settlement was the approval of the company's electric vehicle charging program.

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.

CMS Energy will hold a webcast to discuss its 2019 first quarter results and provide a business and financial outlook on April 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. 

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







3/31/19


3/31/18














Operating revenue







$

2,059


$

1,953














Operating expenses








1,700



1,590














Operating Income








359



363














Other income








23



29














Interest charges








121



111














Income Before Income Taxes








261



281














Income tax expense








48



40














Net Income Available to Common Stockholders







$

213


$

241



























Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share







$

0.75


$

0.86

Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share








0.75



0.86

 

CMS ENERGY CORPORATION

Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)



In Millions



As of



3/31/19


12/31/18

Assets








Current assets








Cash and cash equivalents


$

234



$

153

Restricted cash and cash equivalents



33




21

Other current assets



2,109




2,294

Total current assets



2,376




2,468

Non-current assets








Plant, property, and equipment



18,315




18,126

Other non-current assets



4,102




3,935

Total Assets


$

24,793



$

24,529










Liabilities and Equity








Current liabilities (1)


$

1,234



$

1,531

Non-current liabilities (1)



6,596




6,429

Capitalization








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








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



9,788




9,646

Non-recourse debt



2,003




1,854

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



11,791




11,500

Noncontrolling interests



37




37

Common stockholders' equity



4,858




4,755

Total capitalization (excluding securitization debt)



16,686




16,292

Securitization debt (2)



277




277

Total Liabilities and Equity


$

24,793



$

24,529


(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



Three Months Ended



3/31/19


3/31/18










Beginning of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts


$

175



$

204










Net cash provided by operating activities



617




708

Net cash used in investing activities



(675)




(456)

Cash flows from operating and investing activities



(58)




252

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities



150




(229)










Total Cash Flows


$

92



$

23










End of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts


$

267



$

227


 

CMS ENERGY CORPORATION

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

(Unaudited)



In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts





Three Months Ended







3/31/19


3/31/18














Net Income Available to Common Stockholders







$

213


$

241

Reconciling items:












Other exclusions from adjusted earnings








(*)



Tax impact










(*)














Adjusted net income – non-GAAP







$

213


$

241














Average Common Shares Outstanding












Basic








282.8



281.5

Diluted








283.6



282.2














Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share












Reported net income per share







$

0.75


$

0.86

Reconciling items:












Other exclusions from adjusted earnings








(*)



Tax impact










(*)














Adjusted net income per share – non-GAAP







$

0.75


$

0.86














Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share












Reported net income per share







$

0.75


$

0.86

Reconciling items:












 

Other exclusions from adjusted earnings








(*)



Tax impact










(*)














Adjusted net income per share – non-GAAP







$

0.75


$

0.86














* 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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