Sempra Energy Reports Increased Third-Quarter Earnings

- Company on Track to Meet 2016 Adjusted Earnings-Per-Share Guidance

- Mexican Subsidiary IEnova Completes Acquisition of PEMEX Joint Venture, Announces Renewable Energy Projects, Raises $1.6 Billion in Equity Offering

Nov 2, 2016

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today reported third-quarter 2016 earnings of $622 million, or $2.46 per diluted share, up from $248 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2015.

These results reflect certain significant items, as described on an after-tax basis in the following table of GAAP earnings, reconciled to adjusted earnings, for the third quarter and first nine months of 2016 and 2015.

                     
     

 Three months ended 

 

 Nine months ended 

 
     

September 30,

 

September 30,

 
 

(Unaudited; Dollars, except EPS, and shares, in millions)

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

 
                 
 

GAAP Earnings

 

$ 622

 

$ 248

 

$ 991

 

$ 980

 
                     
 

Gain Related to Gasoductos de Chihuahua Acquisition

 

(350)

 

-

 

(350)

 

-

 
                     
 

Gain on Sale of EnergySouth

 

(78)

 

-

 

(78)

 

-

 
                     
 

Loss Related to Termoeléctrica de Mexicali Held For Sale

 

65

 

-

 

91

 

-

 
                     
 

Loss Related to Sale of Investment in Rockies Express Pipeline

 

-

 

-

 

27

 

-

 
                     
 

Permanent Releases of Pipeline Capacity

 

-

 

-

 

123

 

-

 
                     
 

Tax Repairs Adjustments Related to General Rate Case (GRC)

 

-

 

-

 

80

 

-

 
                     
 

Adjustment to Loss on SONGS Plant Closure

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(13)

 
                     
 

Gain on Sale of Mesquite Power Block 2

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(36)

 
                     
 

Adjusted Earnings(1)

 

$ 259

 

$ 248

 

$ 884

 

$ 931

 
                     
                     
 

Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

 

252

 

251

 

252

 

251

 
                     
 

GAAP EPS

 

$2.46

 

$0.99

 

$3.93

 

$3.91

 
                     
 

Adjusted EPS(1)

 

$1.02

 

$0.99

 

$3.51

 

$3.72

 
                     

(1) Sempra Energy adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) are non-GAAP financial measures. See appendix for information regarding non-GAAP financial measures and descriptions of adjustments above. Adjusted earnings and adjusted EPS for the three months and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2015, have been revised to include after-tax LNG development expenses of $2 million and $7 million, respectively, for consistency with the comparable periods in 2016. LNG development expenses are included in adjusted earnings in 2016. Amounts excluded from GAAP earnings are after-tax and, if applicable, after noncontrolling interests.

 

Adjusted earnings in the third quarter 2016 were $259 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, excluding a $350 million after-tax remeasurement gain related to the acquisition of PEMEX's share of the Gasoductos de Chihuahua (GdC) joint venture by Sempra Energy's Mexican subsidiary IEnova and a $78 million after-tax gain on the sale of EnergySouth by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, partially offset by a $65 million impairment charge related to the planned sale of IEnova's Termoeléctrica de Mexicali power plant, net of a reduction in deferred taxes.

For the first nine months of 2016, Sempra Energy's earnings were $991 million, or $3.93 per diluted share, compared with $980 million, or $3.91 per diluted share, in the first nine months last year. Adjusted earnings for the first nine months of 2016 were $884 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, compared with $931 million, or $3.72 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2015.

"Our strong third-quarter financial results keep us on track to meet our 2016 adjusted earnings-per-share guidance, while we continue to focus on executing our growth plan," said Debra L. Reed, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. "IEnova finalized its acquisition of the GdC joint venture, announced nearly 400 megawatts of new renewable energy projects and successfully completed a $1.6 billion follow-on equity offering to help finance its growth."

CALIFORNIA UTILITIES

San Diego Gas & Electric

Earnings for SDG&E in the third quarter 2016 increased to $183 million from $170 million in last year's third quarter.   

For the first nine months of 2016, SDG&E's earnings were $419 million, down from $443 million in the first nine months of 2015, due primarily to a $31 million after-tax refund to ratepayers of benefits from tax repairs deductions in the second quarter 2016.

Last month, the California Public Utilities Commission approved SDG&E's proposal to construct a new 15-mile, 230-kilovolt transmission line that will run between the utility's Sycamore Canyon and Peñasquitos substations in north-central San Diego to improve reliability.   

In August, the CPUC also approved a proposal by SDG&E to build two new energy storage projects in San Diego County to enhance electric reliability.

Southern California Gas Co.

SoCalGas recorded no earnings in the third quarter 2016, compared with a loss of $8 million in the third quarter 2015. Beginning last year, SoCalGas adopted an order by the CPUC to recognize revenues from the utility's core activities on a seasonally adjusted basis (seasonality). The application of seasonality in revenues results in substantially all of SoCalGas' annual earnings being reported in the first and fourth quarters of the year, but does not affect full-year operating earnings or cash flow.

For the first nine months of 2016, SoCalGas' earnings were $198 million, down from earnings of $276 million in the first nine months of 2015. SoCalGas' second-quarter 2016 results reflected a $49 million after-tax refund to ratepayers of benefits from tax repairs deductions and a $13 million after-tax impairment related to the denial of the proposed North-South Pipeline.

SEMPRA INTERNATIONAL

Sempra South American Utilities

In the third quarter 2016, earnings for Sempra South American Utilities were $46 million, up from $43 million in the third quarter 2015.

For the first nine months of 2016, earnings for Sempra South American Utilities were $127 million, compared with $129 million in the first nine months of 2015.

Sempra Mexico

Third-quarter earnings for Sempra Mexico were $332 million in 2016, compared with $63 million in 2015, due primarily to the $350 million after-tax remeasurement gain on the Gasoductos de Chihuahua acquisition, offset by the $65 million after-tax charge related to the planned sale of the Termoeléctrica de Mexicali plant and beneficial effects of foreign currency and inflation in last year's third quarter.

For the nine-month period, Sempra Mexico had earnings of $407 million in 2016, compared with $160 million in 2015.

Last month, IEnova raised $1.6 billion in a follow-on equity offering, primarily to finance recent and pending acquisitions. Sempra Energy participated in the offering by purchasing $351 million of IEnova stock and now owns approximately 66 percent of IEnova. 

In September, IEnova announced it had completed the acquisition of PEMEX Transformación Industrial's 50-percent equity interest in the GdC joint venture for approximately $1.14 billion, plus the assumption of $364 million in long-term debt. The assets included in the transaction comprise three natural gas pipelines, an ethane pipeline, and a liquid petroleum gas pipeline and associated storage terminal.

In September, IEnova announced the expected addition of nearly 400 megawatts of renewable energy in Mexico. Included were two solar energy projects totaling 141 megawatts, awarded by Mexico's Centro Nacional de Control de Energía. The two projects will be fully contracted and are expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.  Also included was the agreement to purchase Mexico's largest wind farm, the 252-megawatt Ventika wind facility, which went into service in April. The Ventika purchase is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter 2016. 

SEMPRA U.S. GAS & POWER

Sempra Renewables

Earnings for Sempra Renewables in the third quarter 2016 were $17 million, up from $15 million in last year's third quarter. 

During the first nine months of 2016, earnings for Sempra Renewables were $43 million, compared with $47 million in the first nine months of 2015. 

Sempra Natural Gas

In the third quarter 2016, Sempra Natural Gas' earnings were $77 million, compared with $1 million in last year's third quarter, due to the $78 million after-tax gain from the sale of EnergySouth. 

For the first nine months of 2016, Sempra Natural Gas recorded a loss of $104 million, compared with earnings of $43 million in the first nine months of last year, primarily due to losses related to the sale of the company's stake in the Rockies Express Pipeline and the permanent releases of pipeline capacity, partially offset by the gain from the EnergySouth sale. 

EARNINGS GUIDANCE 

Sempra Energy today announced its 2016 GAAP earnings-per-share guidance range of $5 to $5.40 and also reaffirmed its 2016 adjusted earnings-per-share guidance range of $4.60 to $5.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Non-GAAP financial measures include adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter in 2016 and nine-month periods in both 2016 and 2015 for Sempra Energy, as well as Sempra Energy's 2016 adjusted earnings-per-share guidance. Additional information regarding these non-GAAP financial measures is in the appendix on Table A of the third-quarter financial tables.

INTERNET BROADCAST

Sempra Energy will webcast a live discussion of its earnings results today at 11 a.m. EDT with senior management of the company. Access is available by logging onto the website at www.sempra.com. For those unable to log onto the live webcast, the teleconference will be available on replay a few hours after its conclusion by dialing (888) 203-1112 and entering passcode 7018826.

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2015 revenues of more than $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' 17,000 employees serve more than 32 million consumers worldwide.

This press release contains statements that are not historical fact and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements can be identified by words like "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates,"  "projects," "forecasts," "contemplates," "intends," "assumes," "depends," "should," "could," "would," "will," "confident," "may," "potential," "possible,"  "proposed,"  "target," "pursue," "goals," "outlook," "maintain," or similar expressions or discussions of guidance, strategies, plans, goals, opportunities, projections, initiatives, objectives or intentions.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance.  They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Future results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. 

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon various assumptions involving judgments with respect to the future and other risks, including, among others:  local, regional, national and international economic, competitive, political, legislative, legal and regulatory conditions, decisions and developments; actions and the timing of actions, including general rate case decisions, new regulations, issuances of permits to construct, operate and maintain facilities and equipment and to use land, franchise agreements and licenses for operation, by the California Public Utilities Commission, California State Legislature, U.S. Department of Energy, California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, California Energy Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Mexican Competition Commission, states, cities and counties, and other regulatory and governmental bodies in the countries in which we operate; the timing and success of business development efforts and construction, maintenance and capital projects, including risks in obtaining, maintaining or extending permits, licenses, certificates and other authorizations on a timely basis, risks in obtaining the consent of our partners, and risks in obtaining adequate and competitive financing for such projects; the resolution of civil and criminal litigation and regulatory investigations; deviations from regulatory precedent or practice that result in a reallocation of benefits or burdens among shareholders and ratepayers, and delays in, or disallowance or denial of, regulatory agency authorization to recover costs in rates from customers or regulatory agency approval for projects required to enhance safety and reliability; the availability of electric power, natural gas and liquefied natural gas, and natural gas pipeline and storage capacity, including disruptions caused by failures in the North American transmission grid, moratoriums on the ability to withdraw natural gas from or inject natural gas into storage facilities, pipeline explosions and equipment failures; energy markets; the timing and extent of changes and volatility in commodity prices; moves to reduce or eliminate reliance on natural gas as an energy source; the impact on the value of our natural gas storage and related assets and our investments from low natural gas prices, low volatility of natural gas prices and the inability to procure favorable long-term contracts for natural gas storage services; risks posed by decisions and actions of third parties who control the operations of investments in which we do not have a controlling interest, and risks that our partners or counterparties will be unable (due to liquidity issues, bankruptcy or otherwise) or unwilling to fulfill their contractual commitments; weather conditions, natural disasters, catastrophic accidents, equipment failures, terrorist attacks and other events that may disrupt our operations, damage our facilities and systems, cause the release of greenhouse gases, radioactive materials and harmful emissions, and subject us to third-party liability for property damage or personal injuries, fines and penalties, some of which may not be covered by insurance (including costs in excess of applicable policy limits) or may be disputed by insurers; cybersecurity threats to the energy grid, natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure, the information and systems used to operate our businesses and the confidentiality of our proprietary information and the personal information of our customers and employees; the ability to win competitively bid infrastructure projects against a number of strong competitors willing to aggressively bid for these projects; capital markets conditions, including the availability of credit and liquidity of our investments, and inflation, interest and currency exchange rates; disallowance of regulatory assets associated with, or decommissioning costs of, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station facility due to increased regulatory oversight, including motions to modify settlements; expropriation of assets by foreign governments and title and other property disputes; the impact on reliability of San Diego Gas & Electric Company's (SDG&E) electric transmission and distribution system due to increased amount and variability of power supply from renewable energy sources and increased reliance on natural gas and natural gas transmission systems; the impact on competitive customer rates due to the growth in distributed and local power generation and the corresponding decrease in demand for power delivered through SDG&E's electric transmission and distribution system; the impact on customer rates and other adverse consequences due to possible departing retail load resulting from customers transferring to Direct Access and Community Choice Aggregation; the inability or determination not to enter into long-term supply and sales agreements or long-term firm capacity agreements due to insufficient market interest, unattractive pricing or other factors; and other uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.

These risks and uncertainties are further discussed in the reports that Sempra Energy has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are available through the EDGAR system free-of-charge on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov, and on the company's website at www.sempra.com. Investors should not rely unduly on any forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forecasts or projections or other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Sempra International, LLC, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, and Sempra Partners, LP, are not the same companies as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra International, LLC, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, and Sempra Partners, LP, are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Sempra International's underlying entities include Sempra Mexico and Sempra South American Utilities. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's underlying entities include Sempra Renewables and Sempra Natural Gas.

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

Table A

                 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

   
             
   

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

   

(unaudited)

REVENUES

               

Utilities

 

$

2,264

   

$

2,213

   

$

6,700

   

$

6,768

 

Energy-related businesses

 

271

   

268

   

613

   

762

 

Total revenues

 

2,535

   

2,481

   

7,313

   

7,530

 
                 

EXPENSES AND OTHER INCOME

               

Utilities:

               

Cost of natural gas

 

(208)

   

(201)

   

(702)

   

(786)

 

Cost of electric fuel and purchased power

 

(604)

   

(666)

   

(1,680)

   

(1,645)

 

Energy-related businesses:

               

Cost of natural gas, electric fuel and purchased power

 

(95)

   

(91)

   

(213)

   

(262)

 

Other cost of sales

 

(32)

   

(34)

   

(293)

   

(111)

 

Operation and maintenance

 

(703)

   

(701)

   

(2,109)

   

(2,072)

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

(328)

   

(315)

   

(970)

   

(925)

 

Franchise fees and other taxes

 

(108)

   

(111)

   

(315)

   

(314)

 

Impairment losses

 

(132)

   

   

(154)

   

 

Plant closure adjustment

 

   

   

   

21

 

Gain on sale of assets

 

131

   

   

131

   

62

 

Equity earnings, before income tax

 

12

   

33

   

4

   

79

 

Remeasurement of equity method investment

 

617

   

   

617

   

 

Other income, net

 

26

   

12

   

98

   

88

 

Interest income

 

7

   

6

   

19

   

23

 

Interest expense

 

(136)

   

(143)

   

(421)

   

(416)

 

Income before income taxes and equity earnings of certain unconsolidated subsidiaries

 

982

   

270

   

1,325

   

1,272

 

Income tax expense(1)

 

(282)

   

(15)

   

(284)

   

(276)

 

Equity earnings, net of income tax

 

19

   

27

   

69

   

64

 

Net income

 

719

   

282

   

1,110

   

1,060

 

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(97)

   

(34)

   

(118)

   

(79)

 

Preferred dividends of subsidiary

 

   

   

(1)

   

(1)

 

Earnings(1)

 

$

622

   

$

248

   

$

991

   

$

980

 
                 

Basic earnings per common share

 

$

2.48

   

$

1.00

   

$

3.96

   

$

3.95

 

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, basic (thousands)

 

250,386

   

248,432

   

250,073

   

248,090

 
                 

Diluted earnings per common share

 

$

2.46

   

$

0.99

   

$

3.93

   

$

3.91

 

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, diluted (thousands)

 

252,405

   

251,024

   

251,976

   

250,665

 
                 

Dividends declared per share of common stock

 

$

0.76

   

$

0.70

   

$

2.27

   

$

2.10

 
   

(1)

The nine months ended September 30, 2016 reflects increased earnings of $34 million from the prospective adoption of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, as of January 1, 2016.

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

Table A (Continued)

 

RECONCILIATION OF SEMPRA ENERGY GAAP EARNINGS TO SEMPRA ENERGY ADJUSTED EARNINGS (Unaudited)

 

Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share exclude items (after the effects of taxes and, if applicable, noncontrolling interests) in 2016 and 2015 as follows:

 

Three months ended September 30, 2016:

$350 million noncash gain from the remeasurement of our equity method investment in Gasoductos de Chihuahua (GdC), a 50-50 joint venture between our Mexican subsidiary, IEnova, and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), in connection with IEnova's September 2016 acquisition of PEMEX's 50-percent interest in GdC

$78 million gain at Sempra Natural Gas on the September 2016 sale of EnergySouth Inc., the parent company of Mobile Gas and Willmut Gas

$(90) million impairment of assets held for sale at Sempra Mexico's Termoeléctrica de Mexicali (TdM) natural gas-fired power plant

 

 $25 million reduction of deferred income tax liability related to the impairment in carrying value of TdM's assets

   

Nine months ended September 30, 2016:

 

 

$350 million noncash gain from the remeasurement of our equity method investment in GdC

 

 

$78 million gain on the sale of EnergySouth

 

 

$(123) million losses from the permanent release of pipeline capacity at Sempra Natural Gas

 

 

$(80) million adjustments related to tax repairs deductions reallocated to ratepayers as a result of the 2016 General Rate Case Final Decision (2016 GRC FD) at the California Utilities

 

 

$(27) million impairment charge related to Sempra Natural Gas' investment in Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (Rockies Express)

 

 

$(90) million impairment of TdM assets held for sale

 

 

$(1) million deferred income tax expense related to our decision to hold TdM for sale

   

Nine months ended September 30, 2015:

 

 

$36 million gain on the sale of the remaining block of Sempra Natural Gas' Mesquite Power plant

 

 

$13 million reduction in the plant closure loss related to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) due to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approval of a compliance filing related to San Diego Gas & Electric Company's (SDG&E) authorized recovery of its investment in SONGS

   

Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share are non-GAAP financial measures (GAAP represents accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America). Because of the significance and nature of these items, management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide a more meaningful comparison of the performance of Sempra Energy's business operations from 2016 to 2015 and to future periods, and also as a base for projection of future earnings-per-share compound annual growth rate (EPS CAGR) from 2016 to 2020. Non-GAAP financial measures are supplementary information that should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information prepared in accordance with GAAP. The table below reconciles for historical periods these non-GAAP financial measures to Sempra Energy Earnings and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share, which we consider to be the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

 

   

Pretax
amount

Income tax
expense

(benefit)(1)

Non-
controlling
interests

Earnings

 

Pretax
amount

Income tax
expense(1)

Non-
controlling
interests

Earnings

 

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

Three months ended September 30, 2016

 

Three months ended September 30, 2015

 

Sempra Energy GAAP Earnings

     

$

622

         

$

248

   

Exclude:

                   

   Remeasurement gain in connection with GdC

$

(617)

 

$

185

 

$

82

 

(350)

   

$

 

$

 

$

 

   

   Gain on sale of EnergySouth

(130)

 

52

 

 

(78)

   

 

 

 

   

  Impairment of TdM assets held for sale

131

 

(20)

 

(21)

 

90

   

 

 

 

   

   Reduction of deferred income tax liability associated with TdM

 

(31)

 

6

 

(25)

   

 

 

 

   

Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings

       

$

259

         

$

248

 

(2) 

                       

Diluted earnings per common share:

                   

   Sempra Energy GAAP Earnings

     

$

2.46

         

$

0.99

   

   Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings

     

$

1.02

         

$

0.99

 

(2) 

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, diluted (thousands)

     

252,405

         

251,024

   
                       
   

Nine months ended September 30, 2016

 

Nine months ended September 30, 2015

 

Sempra Energy GAAP Earnings

     

$

991

         

$

980

   

Exclude:

                   

   Remeasurement gain in connection with GdC

$

(617)

 

$

185

 

$

82

 

(350)

   

$

 

$

 

$

 

   

   Gain on sale of EnergySouth

(130)

 

52

 

 

(78)

   

 

 

 

   

   Permanent release of pipeline capacity

206

 

(83)

 

 

123

   

 

 

 

   

   SDG&E tax repairs adjustments related to 2016 GRC FD

52

 

(21)

 

 

31

   

 

 

 

   

   SoCalGas tax repairs adjustments related to 2016 GRC FD

83

 

(34)

 

 

49

   

 

 

 

   

   Impairment of investment in Rockies Express

44

 

(17)

 

 

27

   

 

 

 

   

  Impairment of TdM assets held for sale

131

 

(20)

 

(21)

 

90

   

 

 

 

   

   Deferred income tax expense associated with TdM

 

1

 

 

1

   

 

 

 

   

   Gain on sale of Mesquite Power block 2

 

 

 

   

(61)

 

25

 

 

(36)

   

   SONGS plant closure adjustment

 

 

 

   

(21)

 

8

 

 

(13)

   

Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings

     

$

884

         

$

931

 

(2) 

                       

Diluted earnings per common share:

                   

   Sempra Energy GAAP Earnings

     

$

3.93

         

$

3.91

   

   Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings

     

$

3.51

         

$

3.72

 

(2) 

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, diluted (thousands)

     

251,976

         

250,665

   
   

(1)

Income taxes were calculated based on applicable statutory tax rates, except for adjustments that are solely income tax. Income taxes on the impairment of TdM were calculated based on the applicable statutory tax rate, including translation from historic to current exchange rates.

(2)

Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2015 have been revised to include after-tax LNG development expenses of $2 million and $7 million, respectively, for consistency with the comparable periods in 2016. LNG development expenses are included in adjusted earnings and diluted earnings per common share in 2016.

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

Table A (Continued)

 

RECONCILIATION OF SEMPRA ENERGY 2016 ADJUSTED EARNINGS-PER-SHARE GUIDANCE RANGE TO SEMPRA ENERGY 2016 EARNINGS-PER-SHARE GUIDANCE RANGE (Unaudited)

   

Sempra Energy 2016 Adjusted Earnings-Per-Share Guidance Range of $4.60 to $5.00 excludes items (after the effects of taxes and, if applicable, noncontrolling interests) as follows:

   

 

 

$350 million noncash gain from the remeasurement of our equity method investment in GdC recorded in September 2016;

 

 

$78 million gain from the September 2016 sale of EnergySouth;

 

$123 million charge recorded in the second quarter of 2016 from Sempra Natural Gas' permanent release of pipeline capacity;    

 

 

any earnings impact from any transaction to sell TdM in Mexico, including the $90 million impairment charge and the $1 million deferred income tax expense recorded in the nine months ended September 30, 2016;

 

 

$80 million from adjustments related to tax repairs at the California Utilities as a result of the 2016 GRC FD; and

 

 

$27 million Rockies Express impairment charge recorded in the first quarter of 2016.

   

Sempra Energy 2016 Adjusted Earnings-Per-Share Guidance is a non-GAAP financial measure. Because of the significance and nature of the excluded items, management believes this non-GAAP measure provides better clarity into the ongoing results of the business and the comparability of such results to prior and future periods and also as a base for projected earnings-per-share compound annual growth rate. Sempra Energy 2016 Adjusted Earnings-Per-Share Guidance should not be considered an alternative to Earnings-Per-Share Guidance determined in accordance with GAAP. The table below reconciles Sempra Energy 2016 Adjusted Earnings-Per-Share Guidance Range to Sempra Energy 2016 Earnings-Per-Share Guidance Range, which we consider to be the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.

 

     

Full-year 2016

Sempra Energy GAAP Earnings-Per-Share Guidance Range

 

$

5.00

 

to

$

5.40

 

Exclude(1):

       
 

Remeasurement gain in connection with GdC

 

(1.38)

   

(1.38)

 
 

Gain on sale of EnergySouth

 

(0.31)

   

(0.31)

 
 

Permanent release of pipeline capacity

 

0.49

   

0.49

 
 

Losses related to TdM held for sale

 

0.36

   

0.36

 
 

Tax repairs adjustments related to 2016 GRC FD

 

0.33

   

0.33

 
 

Impairment of investment in Rockies Express

 

0.11

   

0.11

 

Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings-Per-Share Guidance Range

 

$

4.60

 

to

$

5.00

 

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, diluted (thousands)

     

252,700

 
   

(1)

The effects of taxes and noncontrolling interests for excluded items are provided above in the reconciliation
of Sempra Energy GAAP Earnings to Sempra Energy Adjusted Earnings.

           

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

Table B

             

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

       

(Dollars in millions)

September 30,
2016

 

December 31,
2015(1)

 

(unaudited)

   

Assets

     

Current assets:

     

  Cash and cash equivalents

$

518

   

$

403

 

  Restricted cash

14

   

27

 

  Accounts receivable, net

1,233

   

1,473

 

  Due from unconsolidated affiliates

8

   

6

 

  Income taxes receivable

28

   

30

 

  Inventories

302

   

298

 

  Regulatory balancing accounts – undercollected

248

   

307

 

  Fixed-price contracts and other derivatives

53

   

80

 

  Assets held for sale

181

   

 

  Other

339

   

267

 

      Total current assets

2,924

   

2,891

 
       

Other assets:

     

  Restricted cash

12

   

20

 

  Due from unconsolidated affiliates

195

   

186

 

  Regulatory assets

3,424

   

3,273

 

  Nuclear decommissioning trusts

1,068

   

1,063

 

  Investments

1,840

   

2,905

 

  Goodwill

2,150

   

819

 

  Other intangible assets

397

   

404

 

  Dedicated assets in support of certain benefit plans

439

   

464

 

  Insurance receivable for Aliso Canyon costs

664

   

325

 

  Deferred income taxes

211

   

120

 

  Sundry

715

   

641

 

      Total other assets

11,115

   

10,220

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

31,487

   

28,039

 

Total assets

$

45,526

   

$

41,150

 
       

Liabilities and Equity

     

Current liabilities:

     

  Short-term debt

$

2,869

   

$

622

 

  Accounts payable

1,298

   

1,275

 

  Due to unconsolidated affiliates

9

   

14

 

  Dividends and interest payable

357

   

303

 

  Accrued compensation and benefits

298

   

423

 

  Regulatory balancing accounts – overcollected

146

   

34

 

  Current portion of long-term debt

904

   

907

 

  Fixed-price contracts and other derivatives

94

   

56

 

  Customer deposits

153

   

153

 

  Reserve for Aliso Canyon costs

73

   

274

 

  Liabilities held for sale

35

   

 

  Other

558

   

551

 

      Total current liabilities

6,794

   

4,612

 

Long-term debt

13,522

   

13,134

 
       

Deferred credits and other liabilities:

     

  Customer advances for construction

153

   

149

 

  Pension and other postretirement benefit plan obligations, net of plan assets

1,199

   

1,152

 

  Deferred income taxes

3,326

   

3,157

 

  Deferred investment tax credits

34

   

32

 

  Regulatory liabilities arising from removal obligations

2,878

   

2,793

 

  Asset retirement obligations

2,508

   

2,126

 

  Fixed-price contracts and other derivatives

413

   

240

 

  Deferred credits and other

1,508

   

1,176

 

      Total deferred credits and other liabilities

12,019

   

10,825

 

Equity:

     

  Total Sempra Energy shareholders' equity

12,346

   

11,809

 

  Preferred stock of subsidiary

20

   

20

 

  Other noncontrolling interests

825

   

750

 

      Total equity

13,191

   

12,579

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

45,526

   

$

41,150

 
       

(1)

Derived from audited financial statements.

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

Table C

           

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

           
     

Nine months ended September 30,

(Dollars in millions)

 

2016

 

2015

   

(unaudited)

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

       

Net income

 

$

1,110

   

$

1,060

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

       

  Depreciation and amortization

 

970

   

925

 

  Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits

 

170

   

179

 

  Impairment losses

 

154

   

 

  Plant closure adjustment

 

   

(21)

 

  Gain on sale of assets

 

(131)

   

(62)

 

  Equity earnings

 

(73)

   

(143)

 

  Remeasurement of equity method investment

 

(617)

   

 

  Fixed-price contracts and other derivatives

 

39

   

(20)

 

  Other

 

50

   

28

 

Net change in other working capital components

 

224

   

260

 

Insurance receivable for Aliso Canyon costs

 

(339)

   

 

Changes in other assets

 

(4)

   

(112)

 

Changes in other liabilities

 

138

   

(5)

 

  Net cash provided by operating activities

 

1,691

   

2,089

 
         

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

       

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment

 

(3,087)

   

(2,227)

 

Expenditures for investments and acquisition of businesses, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired

 

(1,212)

   

(183)

 

Proceeds from sale of assets, net of cash sold

 

761

   

347

 

Distributions from investments

 

23

   

14

 

Purchases of nuclear decommissioning and other trust assets

 

(418)

   

(407)

 

Proceeds from sales by nuclear decommissioning and other trusts

 

486

   

431

 

Increases in restricted cash

 

(53)

   

(81)

 

Decreases in restricted cash

 

71

   

68

 

Advances to unconsolidated affiliates

 

(12)

   

(24)

 

Repayments of advances to unconsolidated affiliates

 

11

   

74

 

Other

 

(2)

   

9

 

  Net cash used in investing activities

 

(3,432)

   

(1,979)

 
         

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

       

Common dividends paid

 

(510)

   

(468)

 

Preferred dividends paid by subsidiary

 

(1)

   

(1)

 

Issuances of common stock

 

40

   

41

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

(55)

   

(74)

 

Issuances of debt (maturities greater than 90 days)

 

2,013

   

2,058

 

Payments on debt (maturities greater than 90 days)

 

(1,298)

   

(1,316)

 

Increase (decrease) in short-term debt, net

 

1,636

   

(201)

 

Deposit for sale of noncontrolling interest

 

78

   

 

Net distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

(43)

   

(57)

 

Tax benefit related to share-based compensation

 

   

56

 

Other

 

(12)

   

(9)

 

  Net cash provided by financing activities

 

1,848

   

29

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

8

   

(12)

 
         

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

115

   

127

 

Cash and cash equivalents, January 1

 

403

   

570

 

Cash and cash equivalents, September 30

 

$

518

   

$

697

 

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

Table D

               

SEGMENT EARNINGS (LOSSES) AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, INVESTMENTS AND ACQUISITION OF BUSINESSES

               
 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

(Dollars in millions)

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

 

    (unaudited)

Earnings (Losses)(1)

             

California Utilities:

             

  San Diego Gas & Electric

$

183

   

$

170

   

$

419

   

$

443

 

  Southern California Gas

   

(8)

   

198

   

276

 

Sempra International:

             

  Sempra South American Utilities

46

   

43

   

127

   

129

 

  Sempra Mexico

332

   

63

   

407

   

160

 

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power:

             

  Sempra Renewables

17

   

15

   

43

   

47

 

  Sempra Natural Gas

77

   

1

   

(104)

   

43

 

Parent and other

(33)

   

(36)

   

(99)

   

(118)

 

Earnings

$

622

   

$

248

   

$

991

   

$

980

 
               
               
 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

(Dollars in millions)

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

 

    (unaudited)

Capital Expenditures, Investments and Acquisition of Businesses

             

California Utilities:

             

  San Diego Gas & Electric

$

357

   

$

235

   

$

959

   

$

835

 

  Southern California Gas

299

   

343

   

949

   

946

 

Sempra International:

             

  Sempra South American Utilities

51

   

39

   

133

   

105

 

  Sempra Mexico

1,226

   

65

   

1,366

   

185

 

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power:

             

  Sempra Renewables

261

   

26

   

739

   

67

 

  Sempra Natural Gas

44

   

53

   

136

   

222

 

Parent and other

9

   

22

   

17

   

50

 

Consolidated Capital Expenditures, Investments and Acquisition of Businesses

$

2,247

   

$

783

   

$

4,299

   

$

2,410

 
               

(1)

The nine months ended September 30, 2016 reflects the prospective adoption of ASU 2016-09 as of January 1, 2016.

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

Table E

 

OTHER OPERATING STATISTICS (Unaudited)

 
 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

UTILITIES

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

               

California Utilities - SDG&E and SoCalGas

             

Gas Sales (Bcf)(1)

56

   

55

   

242

   

227

 

Transportation (Bcf)(1)

185

   

200

   

477

   

500

 

Total Deliveries (Bcf)(1)

241

   

255

   

719

   

727

 
               

Total Gas Customers (Thousands)

       

6,799

   

6,762

 
               

Electric Sales (Millions of kWhs)(1)

4,377

   

4,474

   

11,662

   

11,950

 

Direct Access (Millions of kWhs)

967

   

987

   

2,573

   

2,683

 

Total Deliveries (Millions of kWhs)(1)

5,344

   

5,461

   

14,235

   

14,633

 
               

Total Electric Customers (Thousands)

       

1,432

   

1,424

 
               

Other Utilities

             

Natural Gas Sales (Bcf)

             

  Sempra Mexico

7

   

6

   

22

   

19

 

  Mobile Gas(2) (3)

9

   

11

   

33

   

35

 

  Willmut Gas(3)

   

   

2

   

2

 

Natural Gas Customers (Thousands)

             

  Sempra Mexico

       

117

   

110

 

  Mobile Gas(2) (3)

       

84

   

85

 

  Willmut Gas(3)

       

19

   

19

 

Electric Sales (Millions of kWhs)

             

  Peru

1,771

   

1,854

   

5,607

   

5,695

 

  Chile

680

   

676

   

2,161

   

2,172

 

Electric Customers (Thousands)

             

  Peru

       

1,071

   

1,048

 

  Chile

       

684

   

668

 
               

ENERGY-RELATED BUSINESSES

             
               

Sempra International

             

Power Sold (Millions of kWhs)

             

  Sempra Mexico

1,059

   

1,139

   

2,191

   

2,782

 
               

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

             

Power Sold (Millions of kWhs)

             

  Sempra Renewables(4)

649

   

622

   

2,141

   

2,111

 

  Sempra Natural Gas(5)

383

   

510

   

847

   

2,323

 
   

(1)

Includes intercompany sales.

(2)

Includes transportation.

(3)

On September 12, 2016, Sempra Natural Gas completed the sale of the parent company of Mobile Gas and Willmut Gas.

(4)

Includes 50 percent of total power sold related to solar and wind projects in which Sempra Energy has a 50-percent ownership. These subsidiaries are not consolidated within Sempra Energy, and the related investments are accounted for under the equity method.

(5)

Sempra Natural Gas sold the remaining 625-megawatt block of its Mesquite Power natural gas-fired power plant in April 2015.

 

         SEMPRA ENERGY

           Table F (Unaudited)

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA BY SEGMENT

           
                                 

Three months ended September 30, 2016

                 

(Dollars in millions)

SDG&E

 

SoCalGas

 

Sempra
South
American
Utilities

 

Sempra
Mexico

 

Sempra
Renewables

 

Sempra
Natural
Gas

 

Consolidating
Adjustments,
Parent &
Other

   

Total

                                   

Revenues

$

1,209

   

$

686

   

$

385

   

$

196

   

$

12

   

$

164

   

$

(117)

     

$

2,535

 

Cost of sales and other expenses

(725)

   

(526)

   

(302)

   

(121)

   

(14)

   

(163)

   

101

     

(1,750)

 

Depreciation and amortization

(161)

   

(121)

   

(14)

   

(15)

   

(1)

   

(12)

   

(4)

     

(328)

 

Impairment losses

   

(1)

   

   

(131)

   

   

   

     

(132)

 

Gain on sale of assets

   

   

1

   

   

   

130

   

     

131

 

Equity earnings, before income tax

   

   

   

   

12

   

   

     

12

 

Remeasurement of equity method investment

   

   

   

617

   

   

   

     

617

 

Other income (expense), net

11

   

8

   

3

   

(7)

   

   

1

   

10

     

26

 

Income (loss) before interest and tax (1)

334

   

46

   

73

   

539

   

9

   

120

   

(10)

     

1,111

 

Net interest (expense) income (2)

(49)

   

(25)

   

(4)

   

(3)

   

1

   

8

   

(57)

     

(129)

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

(91)

   

(21)

   

(17)

   

(142)

   

7

   

(51)

   

33

     

(282)

 

Equity earnings, net of income tax

   

   

1

   

18

   

   

   

     

19

 

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

(11)

   

   

(7)

   

(80)

   

   

   

1

     

(97)

 

Earnings (losses)

$

183

   

$

   

$

46

   

$

332

   

$

17

   

$

77

   

$

(33)

     

$

622

 
                                   

Three months ended September 30, 2015

             

(Dollars in millions)

SDG&E

 

SoCalGas

 

Sempra
South
American
Utilities

 

Sempra
Mexico

 

Sempra
Renewables

 

Sempra
Natural
Gas

 

Consolidating
Adjustments,
Parent &
Other

   

Total

                                   

Revenues

$

1,230

   

$

620

   

$

373

   

$

193

   

$

12

   

$

160

   

$

(107)

     

$

2,481

 

Cost of sales and other expenses

(778)

   

(517)

   

(298)

   

(122)

   

(13)

   

(176)

   

100

     

(1,804)

 

Depreciation and amortization

(152)

   

(116)

   

(12)

   

(18)

   

(2)

   

(12)

   

(3)

     

(315)

 

Equity earnings, before income tax

   

   

   

   

8

   

25

   

     

33

 

Other income (expense), net

8

   

8

   

9

   

(4)

   

   

   

(9)

     

12

 

Income (loss) before interest and tax (1)

308

   

(5)

   

72

   

49

   

5

   

(3)

   

(19)

     

407

 

Net interest (expense) income (2)

(51)

   

(23)

   

(4)

   

(6)

   

1

   

3

   

(57)

     

(137)

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

(75)

   

20

   

(16)

   

6

   

9

   

   

41

     

(15)

 

Equity (losses) earnings, net of income tax

   

   

(3)

   

30

   

   

   

     

27

 

(Earnings) losses attributable to noncontrolling interests

(12)

   

   

(6)

   

(16)

   

   

1

   

(1)

     

(34)

 

Earnings (losses)

$

170

   

$

(8)

   

$

43

   

$

63

   

$

15

   

$

1

   

$

(36)

     

$

248

 
 

(1)

Management believes Income (Loss) Before Interest and Tax is a useful measurement of our segments' performance because it can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of our operations exclusive of interest and income tax, neither of which is directly relevant to the efficiency of those operations.

(2)

Includes interest income, interest expense and preferred dividends of subsidiary.

 

         SEMPRA ENERGY

           Table F (Unaudited)

                                   

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA BY SEGMENT

             
                                   

Nine months ended September 30, 2016

           

(Dollars in millions)

SDG&E

 

SoCalGas

 

Sempra
South
American
Utilities

 

Sempra
Mexico

 

Sempra
Renewables

 

Sempra
Natural
Gas

 

Consolidating
Adjustments,
Parent &
Other

   

Total

                                   

Revenues

$

3,192

   

$

2,336

   

$

1,170

   

$

481

   

$

25

   

$

384

   

$

(275)

     

$

7,313

 

Cost of sales and other expenses

(1,985)

   

(1,637)

   

(937)

   

(289)

   

(40)

   

(653)

   

229

     

(5,312)

 

Depreciation and amortization

(478)

   

(355)

   

(41)

   

(47)

   

(4)

   

(37)

   

(8)

     

(970)

 

Impairment losses

   

(23)

   

   

(131)

   

   

   

     

(154)

 

Gain on sale of assets

   

   

1

   

   

   

130

   

     

131

 

Equity earnings (losses), before income tax

   

   

   

   

30

   

(26)

   

     

4

 

Remeasurement of equity method investment

   

   

   

617

   

   

   

     

617

 

Other income (expense), net

38

   

24

   

10

   

(11)

   

1

   

2

   

34

     

98

 

Income (loss) before interest and tax (1)

767

   

345

   

203

   

620

   

12

   

(200)

   

(20)

     

1,727

 

Net interest (expense) income (2)

(145)

   

(72)

   

(14)

   

(8)

   

2

   

19

   

(185)

     

(403)

 

Income tax (expense) benefit (3)

(204)

   

(75)

   

(46)

   

(170)

   

29

   

77

   

105

     

(284)

 

Equity earnings, net of income tax

   

   

3

   

66

   

   

   

     

69

 

Losses (earnings) attributable to noncontrolling interests

1

   

   

(19)

   

(101)

   

   

   

1

     

(118)

 

Earnings (losses) (3)

$

419

   

$

198

   

$

127

   

$

407

   

$

43

   

$

(104)

   

$

(99)

     

$

991

 
                                   

Nine months ended September 30, 2015

                 

(Dollars in millions)

SDG&E

 

SoCalGas

 

Sempra
South
American
Utilities

 

Sempra
Mexico

 

Sempra
Renewables

 

Sempra
Natural
Gas

 

Consolidating
Adjustments,
Parent &
Other

   

Total

                                   

Revenues

$

3,168

   

$

2,448

   

$

1,151

   

$

508

   

$

30

   

$

512

   

$

(287)

     

$

7,530

 

Cost of sales and other expenses

(1,934)

   

(1,705)

   

(923)

   

(314)

   

(36)

   

(528)

   

250

     

(5,190)

 

Depreciation and amortization

(446)

   

(342)

   

(37)

   

(52)

   

(5)

   

(36)

   

(7)

     

(925)

 

Plant closure adjustment

21

   

   

   

   

   

   

     

21

 

Gain on sale of assets

   

   

1

   

   

   

61

   

     

62

 

Equity earnings, before income tax

   

   

   

   

20

   

59

   

     

79

 

Other income, net

26

   

25

   

18

   

11

   

1

   

   

7

     

88

 

Income (loss) before interest and tax (1)

835

   

426

   

210

   

153

   

10

   

68

   

(37)

     

1,665

 

Net interest (expense) income (2)

(155)

   

(59)

   

(8)

   

(13)

   

   

3

   

(162)

     

(394)

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

(217)

   

(91)

   

(50)

   

(7)

   

37

   

(29)

   

81

     

(276)

 

Equity (losses) earnings, net of income tax

   

   

(4)

   

68

   

   

   

     

64

 

(Earnings) losses attributable to noncontrolling interests

(20)

   

   

(19)

   

(41)

   

   

1

   

     

(79)

 

Earnings (losses)

$

443

   

$

276

   

$

129

   

$

160

   

$

47

   

$

43

   

$

(118)

     

$

980

 
   

(1)

Management believes Income (Loss) Before Interest and Tax is a useful measurement of our segments' performance because it can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of our operations exclusive of interest and income tax, neither of which is directly relevant to the efficiency of those operations.

(2)

Includes interest income, interest expense and preferred dividends of subsidiary.

(3)

The nine months ended September 30, 2016 reflects the prospective adoption of ASU 2016-09 as of January 1, 2016.

 

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For further information: Media Contact: Doug Kline, Sempra Energy, (877) 340-8875, www.sempra.com, Financial Contact: Patrick Billings, Sempra Energy, (877) 736-7727, investor@sempra.com


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