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Edison International (EIX) Q3 Earnings Lag, Revenues Down Y/Y

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Edison International EIX reported third-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings of $1.49 per share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.53 by 2.6%. The bottom line deteriorated from the year-ago quarter earnings of $1.56.
 
Excluding adjustments, quarterly earnings came in at $1.35 per share from continuing operations compared with $1.57 in third-quarter 2018.
The year-over-year bottom-line decline can be attributed to lower revenues as well as operating income.

Total Revenues
 
Edison International's third-quarter revenues totaled $3.74 billion, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.28 billion by 12.7%. Also, the top line declined 12.4% from the year-ago quarter’s figure of $4.27 billion.

Edison International Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Edison International Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Edison International price-consensus-eps-surprise-chart | Edison International Quote

Segment Results

Southern California Edison’s (SCE) third-quarter adjusted earnings came in at $1.59 per share compared with $1.62 a year ago. The downside can be primarily attributed to increase in shares outstanding related to the equity offering in July 2019 and higher wildfire mitigation expenses.

The Parent and Other segment incurred an adjusted loss of 9 cents per share in the quarter under review compared with the year-ago quarter’s loss of 6 cents. The wider core loss was mainly due to higher interest expense as a result of increased borrowings.

Financial Update

As of Sep 30, 2019, Edison International's cash and cash equivalents amounted to $547 million compared with $144 million as of Dec 31, 2018. Long-term debt was $17.07 billion, higher than the 2018-end level of $14.63 billion.

Net cash outflow from operating activities during the first nine months of 2019 was $817 million against cash inflow of $2,271 million in the prior-year period. Total capital expenditures totaled $3,497 million at the end of the third quarter, up from $3,241 million a year ago.

Zacks Rank

Edison International currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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