SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2008 – Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) updated its earnings outlook in advance of its financial analyst conference today in New York.
The company provided earnings-per-share guidance for 2009 of $4.35 to $4.60 and, for 2012, a target of $5.50 to $5.80 – an average annual growth rate of 11 percent. Last month, Sempra Energy reaffirmed its 2008 earnings-per-share guidance of $3.65 to $3.85.
During a live webcast at 12:30 p.m. EDT today, Donald E. Felsinger, chairman and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy, and other key executives will provide an update on Sempra Energy’s growth strategy. At the conference, Sempra Energy officials also will detail the company’s capital-expenditure plan and earnings guidance by business segment. From 2008 through 2012, expects annual capital expenditures to average approximately $2.3 billion.
Internet users may listen to the live webcast at www.sempra.com by clicking on the “Investor” section and also find conference presentation slides at the same location. A replay of the conference will be available on the site 24 hours after the conference.
Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2007 revenues of more than $11 billion. The Sempra Energy companies’ 14,000 employees serve more than 29 million consumers worldwide.
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