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OGE Energy Corp. reports second quarter results

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (OGE), the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E") and holder of 25.5 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP (ENBL), today reported earnings of $0.50 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to $0.55 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2018.

  • OG&E, a regulated electric utility, contributed earnings of $0.37 per share in the second quarter, compared with earnings of $0.46 per share in the second quarter last year.
  • Natural Gas Midstream Operations contributed earnings of $0.13 per share compared with earnings of $0.11 per share in the second quarter last year.
  • The holding company and other operations posted breakeven results in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $0.02 per share in the second quarter last year.

"Both of our businesses performed well in the second quarter and are on plan for the year," said Sean Trauschke, OGE Energy Chairman, President and CEO. "We continue to focus on all aspects of our operations creating value for our customers, communities and shareholders."

Discussion of Second Quarter 2019
OGE Energy's net income was approximately $100 million in the second quarter, compared to approximately $111 million in the year-ago quarter.

OG&E's net income was approximately $75 million in the second quarter, compared to approximately $92 million in the comparable quarter last year. The primary driver for the decrease in net income was lower gross margin as a result of milder weather.

Natural Gas Midstream Operations contributed net income to OGE Energy Corp. of approximately $27 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to net income of approximately $22 million for the same period in 2018.  The increase was in part due to higher volumes in the gathering and processing segments. Enable Midstream issued cash distributions to OGE of approximately $35 million in each of the second quarters of 2019 and 2018.  In addition, Enable announced an increase in the quarterly distribution rate from $0.3180 to $0.3305 per common unit payable August 27, 2019.

2019 Earnings Outlook
The Company reaffirms its 2019 consolidated earnings guidance between approximately $412 million and $442 million of net income, or $2.05 to $2.20 per average diluted share. More information regarding the Company's 2019 earnings guidance is contained in the Company's 2018 Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call Webcast
OGE Energy will host a conference call for discussion of the results on Thursday, August 8, at 8 a.m. CDT. The conference will be available through www.ogeenergy.com. OGE Energy Corp. is the parent company of OG&E, a regulated electric utility with approximately 854,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. In addition, OGE holds a 25.5 percent limited partner interest and a 50 percent general partner interest of Enable Midstream, created by the merger of OGE's Enogex LLC midstream subsidiary and the pipeline and field services businesses of Houston-based CenterPoint Energy.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
OG&E has included in this release the non-GAAP financial measure Gross Margin. Gross Margin is defined by OG&E as operating revenues less cost of sales. Cost of sales, as reflected on the income statement, includes fuel, purchased power and certain transmission expenses.  Gross margin is a non-GAAP financial measure because it excludes depreciation and amortization and other operation and maintenance expenses. Expenses for fuel and purchased power are recovered through fuel adjustment clauses, and as a result, changes in these expenses are offset in operating revenues with no impact on net income.  OG&E believes gross margin provides a more meaningful basis for evaluating its operations across periods than operating revenues because gross margin excludes the revenue effect of fluctuations in these expenses. Gross margin is used internally to measure performance against budget and in reports for management and the Board of Directors. OG&E's definition of gross margin may be different from similar terms used by other companies.  Further, gross margin is not intended to replace operating revenues as determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of operating performance.

Reconciliation of Gross Margin to Revenue attributable to OG&E




Three Months Ended

June 30,

(In millions)


2019



2018

Operating revenues

$

513.7


$

567.0

Less:






Cost of sales


178.7



208.7

Gross Margin

$

335.0


$

358.3

Some of the matters discussed in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements are intended to be identified in this document by the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "objective", "plan", "possible", "potential", "project" and similar expressions. Actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions, including the availability of credit, access to existing lines of credit, access to the commercial paper markets, actions of rating agencies and their impact on capital expenditures; the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to access the capital markets and obtain financing on favorable terms as well as inflation rates and monetary fluctuations; the ability to obtain timely and sufficient rate relief to allow for recovery of items such as capital expenditures, fuel costs, operating costs, transmission costs and deferred expenditures; prices and availability of electricity, coal, natural gas and NGLs; the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices, particularly natural gas and NGLs, the competitive effects of the available pipeline capacity in the regions Enable serves, and the effects of geographic and seasonal commodity price differentials, including the effects of these circumstances on re-contracting available capacity on Enable's interstate pipelines; the timing and extent of changes in the supply of natural gas, particularly supplies available for gathering by Enable's gathering and processing business and transporting by Enable's interstate pipelines, including the impact of natural gas and NGLs prices on the level of drilling and production activities in the regions Enable serves; business conditions in the energy and natural gas midstream industries, including the demand for natural gas, NGLs, crude oil and midstream services; competitive factors including the extent and timing of the entry of additional competition in the markets served by the Company; the impact on demand for our services resulting from cost-competitive advances in technology, such as distributed electricity generation and customer energy efficiency programs; technological developments, changing markets and other factors that result in competitive disadvantages and create the potential for impairment of existing assets; factors affecting utility operations such as unusual weather conditions; catastrophic weather-related damage; unscheduled generation outages, unusual maintenance or repairs; unanticipated changes to fossil fuel, natural gas or coal supply costs or availability due to higher demand, shortages, transportation problems or other developments; environmental incidents; or electric transmission or gas pipeline system constraints; availability and prices of raw materials for current and future construction projects; the effect of retroactive pricing of transactions in the SPP markets or adjustments in market pricing mechanisms by the SPP; Federal or state legislation and regulatory decisions and initiatives that affect cost and investment recovery, have an impact on rate structures or affect the speed and degree to which competition enters the Company's markets; environmental laws, safety laws or other regulations that may impact the cost of operations or restrict or change the way the Company operates its facilities; changes in accounting standards, rules or guidelines; the discontinuance of accounting principles for certain types of rate-regulated activities; the cost of protecting assets against, or damage due to, terrorism or cyberattacks and other catastrophic events; creditworthiness of suppliers, customers and other contractual parties; social attitudes regarding the utility, natural gas and power industries; identification of suitable investment opportunities to enhance shareholder returns and achieve long-term financial objectives through business acquisitions and divestitures; increased pension and healthcare costs; costs and other effects of legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations, claims and matters; difficulty in making accurate assumptions and projections regarding future revenues and costs associated with the Company's equity investment in Enable that the Company does not control; and other risk factors listed in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission including those listed in Risk Factors in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Note: Consolidated Statements of Income, Financial and Statistical Data attached.

OGE Energy Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)







Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended


 June 30,

 June 30,

(In millions, except per share data)

2019

2018

2019

2018

OPERATING REVENUES





Revenues from contracts with customers

$     501.1

$       547.7

$    978.5

$ 1,025.6

Other revenues

12.6

19.3

25.2

34.1

Operating revenues

$     513.7

$       567.0

$ 1,003.7

$ 1,059.7

COST OF SALES

178.7

208.7

391.3

419.2

OPERATING EXPENSES





Other operation and maintenance

119.8

117.2

238.8

229.9

Depreciation and amortization

84.3

80.9

166.7

159.7

Taxes other than income

20.9

22.5

47.2

46.6

Operating expenses

225.0

220.6

452.7

436.2

OPERATING INCOME

110.0

137.7

159.7

204.3

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)





Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

35.8

29.3

66.5

63.2

Allowance for equity funds used during construction

1.2

6.3

2.7

13.3

Other net periodic benefit expense

(0.3)

(5.2)

(7.3)

(10.0)

Other income

5.0

4.7

11.7

10.1

Other expense

(4.4)

(3.3)

(10.1)

(7.7)

Net other income

37.3

31.8

63.5

68.9

INTEREST EXPENSE





Interest on long-term debt

31.8

39.7

64.4

79.3

Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction

(0.6)

(2.8)

(1.6)

(6.5)

Interest on short-term debt and other interest charges

4.7

4.0

7.7

6.7

Interest expense

35.9

40.9

70.5

79.5

INCOME BEFORE TAXES

111.4

128.6

152.7

193.7

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

11.2

17.9

5.4

28.0

NET INCOME

$     100.2

$       110.7

$  147.3

$    165.7

BASIC AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

200.2

199.7

200.1

199.7

DILUTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

200.6

200.5

200.5

200.3

BASIC EARNINGS PER AVERAGE COMMON SHARE

$       0.50

$         0.55

$    0.74

$      0.83

DILUTED EARNINGS PER AVERAGE COMMON SHARE

$       0.50

$         0.55

$    0.73

$      0.83

 

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company

Financial and Statistical Data

(Unaudited)







Three Months
Ended

Six Months Ended


June 30,

June 30,

(Dollars in millions)

2019

2018

2019

2018

Operating revenues by classification:





Residential

$ 186.6

$   226.2

$    382.0

$      428.3

Commercial

119.8

140.9

220.1

246.6

Industrial

54.3

58.5

107.9

110.4

Oilfield

49.9

46.7

100.1

89.5

Public authorities and street light

45.8

53.0

87.3

96.5

Sales for resale

0.1

0.1

0.1

System sales revenues

456.5

525.3

897.5

971.4

Provision for rate refund

(0.5)

(16.5)

(0.6)

(19.7)

Integrated market

10.3

13.2

17.0

21.8

Transmission

39.8

40.2

75.9

76.0

Other

7.6

4.8

13.9

10.2

Total operating revenues

$ 513.7

$   567.0

$ 1,003.7

$   1,059.7

MWh sales by classification (In millions)





Residential

2.0

2.3

4.4

4.7

Commercial

1.5

1.9

2.9

3.3

Industrial

1.2

1.1

2.3

2.1

Oilfield

1.2

1.0

2.4

2.0

Public authorities and street light

0.7

0.8

1.4

1.5

System sales

6.6

7.1

13.4

13.6

Integrated market

0.3

0.3

0.6

0.6

Total sales

6.9

7.4

14.0

14.2

Number of customers

853,500

845,244

853,500

845,244

Weighted-average cost of energy per kilowatt-hour (In cents)




Natural gas

2.113

2.338

2.527

2.475

Coal

2.067

2.058

1.993

2.028

Total fuel

1.909

2.047

2.118

2.058

Total fuel and purchased power

2.471

2.721

2.672

2.827

Degree days (A)





Heating - Actual

197

328

2,277

2,208

Heating - Normal

204

203

2,004

2,001

Cooling - Actual

481

776

481

786

Cooling - Normal

626

625

639

638

 

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