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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For Q1 FY18, CMS Energy’s operating revenues came in at $1.95 billion, which were above the $1.83 billion recorded at the end of Q1 FY17. The Company’s revenue numbers for the reported quarter beat market expectations of $1.83 billion.

The electric utility Company reported a net income available to common stockholders of $241 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, in Q1 FY18 compared to $199 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, in Q1 FY17. Meanwhile, market analysts had forecasted the Company to report diluted earnings of $0.82 per diluted share for Q1 FY18.

Earnings Metrics

For Q1 FY18, the Jackson, Michigan-based Company’s operating expenses were $1.59 billion compared to $1.44 billion in the last year’s same quarter. During the reported quarter, the Company’s operating income was $363 million versus $388 million in Q1 FY17. The Company’s other income was $29 million in Q1 FY18, up from $14 million in Q1 FY17. The Company incurred interest charges of $111 million in Q1 FY18, up from $107 million in Q1 FY17. Furthermore, the Company’s income before income taxes stood at $281 million in Q1 FY18 versus $295 million in Q1 FY17.

Cash Matters and Balance Sheet

In the three months ended March 31, 2018, CMS Energy generated cash from operations of $708 million versus $646 million in the prior year’s comparable period. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents balance stood at $195 million as on March 31, 2018, compared to $182 million at the close of books on December 31, 2017. The Company reported total debt, capital leases, and financing obligations of $10.07 billion as on March 31, 2018, marginally below the $10.19 billion reported as on December 31, 2017.

Dividend

In a separate press release on April 19, 2018, CMS Energy’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.3575 per share. The dividend is payable on May 31, 2018, to shareholders of record as on May 04, 2018.

Outlook

For the full year FY18, CMS Energy reaffirmed its adjusted earnings per share guidance range of $2.30 to $2.34, or 6% to 8% of annual adjusted earnings per share growth.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 17, 2018 - At Thursday’s closing bell, CMS Energy’s stock was slightly down 0.72%, ending the trading session at $44.08.

Volume traded for the day: 1.62 million shares.

Stock performance in the previous three-month period – up 0.78%

After yesterday’s close, CMS Energy’s market cap was at $12.41 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 19.10.

The stock has a dividend yield of 3.24%.

The stock is part of the Utilities sector, categorized under the Electric Utilities industry.

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