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OGE Energy Corp. reports higher third quarter results

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) and OGE Enogex Holdings LLC, today reported earnings of $1.87 per diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $1.80 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2011.

OG&E, a regulated electric utility, contributed earnings of $1.69 per share in the third quarter, compared with earnings of $1.60 per share in the third quarter last year. Enogex, a midstream natural gas business, contributed earnings of $0.18 per share compared with earnings of $0.19 per share in the year-ago quarter. The holding company posted breakeven results in the third quarter of 2012 compared to earnings of $0.01 per share for the same period in 2011.

"We are pleased to report higher third quarter earnings," said Pete Delaney, OGE Energy chairman, president and CEO. "We remain focused on cost performance, executing on our transmission projects at the utility and growing our footprint at the midstream business.  We are making progress in each of these areas that are key to our long-term growth."

Discussion of Third Quarter 2012
OGE Energy's consolidated gross margin on revenues was $574 million in the third quarter, compared with $554 million a year ago. Net income attributable to OGE Energy was $186 million in the third quarter, compared to $179 million in the year-ago quarter.

OG&E's gross margin on revenues was $449 million in the third quarter, compared with $440 million in the comparable quarter last year. The increase was primarily due to revenues associated with various investments, transmission projects and customer growth partially offset by milder weather compared to last year. Net income at the utility increased to $167 million in the third quarter, compared with $159 million a year earlier.

Enogex's gross margin on revenues was $124 million in the third quarter, compared with $114 million in the comparable quarter last year. The increase was due to higher gross margins in the gathering and processing businesses as a result of increased processing volumes and gathering revenues associated with system expansion projects partially offset by lower commodity prices. Net income attributable to OGE Enogex Holdings decreased slightly from $19 million in the third quarter of 2011 to $18 million in the third quarter of 2012 in part due to an increase in ownership by OGE's equity partner. OGE Energy's portion of EBITDA increased from $53 million in the third quarter of 2011 to $58 million in the third quarter of 2012.

2012 Outlook
OGE Energy's consolidated earnings guidance for 2012 is unchanged at $3.40 to $3.60 per average diluted share and assumes normal weather for the remainder of the year. OG&E's earnings are projected to be towards the upper end of the earnings range of $2.60 to $2.70 per average diluted share primarily due to warm summer weather.  More information regarding the Company's 2012 earnings guidance is contained in the Company's First, Second and Third Quarter 2012 10-Q's on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call Webcast
OGE Energy will host a conference call for discussion of the results and the outlook for the rest of 2012 on Wednesday, November 7, at 8 a.m. CST. The conference will be available through www.oge.com. OGE Energy is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), which serves nearly 797,000 customers in a service territory spanning 30,000 square miles in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, and of OGE Enogex Holdings LLC, a midstream natural gas business with principal operations in Oklahoma.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Enogex has included in this release the non-GAAP financial measure EBITDA. Enogex defines EBITDA as net income attributable to Enogex Holdings before interest, income taxes and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure used by external users of the Company's financial statements such as investors, commercial banks and others, to assess:

  • the financial performance of Enogex's assets without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis;
  • Enogex's operating performance and return on capital as compared to other companies in the midstream energy sector, without regard to financing or capital structure; and
  • the viability of acquisitions and capital expenditure projects and the overall rates of return on alternative investment opportunities.

Enogex provides a reconciliation of EBITDA to net income attributable to Enogex Holdings, which Enogex considers to be its most directly comparable financial measure as calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measure of EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP net income attributable to Enogex Holdings. EBITDA is not a presentation made in accordance with GAAP and has important limitations as an analytical tool. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Enogex's results as reported under GAAP. Because EBITDA excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income and is defined differently by different companies in Enogex's industry, Enogex's definition of EBITDA may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure of other companies. To compensate for the limitations of EBITDA as an analytical tool, Enogex believes it is important to review the comparable GAAP measure and understand the differences between the measures. A reconciliation of EBITDA is below and is available on OGE Energy's website: www.oge.com.

Reconciliation of projected EBITDA to projected net income attributable to Enogex Holdings

 


Twelve Months Ended

(In millions)

December 31, 2012 (A)(B)





Net income attributable to Enogex Holdings

$

176


Add:   




     Interest expense, net


32


     Depreciation and amortization expense (C)


100


EBITDA

$

308


 OGE Energy's Portion

$

250


 

(A)

Based on midpoint of 2012 guidance.

(B)

As of November 1, 2010, Enogex Holdings' earnings are no longer subject to tax (other than Texas state margin taxes) and are taxable at the individual partner level.

(C)

Includes amortization of certain customer-based intangible assets associated with the acquisition from Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC in November 2011, which is included in gross margin for financial reporting purposes.

 

Reconciliation of EBITDA to net income attributable to Enogex Holdings

 



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In millions)


2012



2011


2012



2011

Net income attributable to Enogex Holdings

$

35.5


$

37.5

$

126.2


$

118.7

Add:











     Interest expense, net


8.7



5.2


23.7



17.2

     Income tax expense (A)


---



---


0.1



0.1

     Depreciation and amortization expense (B)


27.2



18.5


76.4



56.1

EBITDA

$

71.4


$

61.2

$

226.4


$

192.1

OGE Energy's portion

$

58.0


$

53.1

$

184.1


$

169.4

















 

(A)

As of November 1, 2010, Enogex Holdings' earnings are no longer subject to tax (other than Texas state margin taxes) and are taxable at the individual partner level.

(B)

Includes amortization of certain customer-based intangible assets associated with the acquisition from Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC in November 2011, which is included in gross margin for financial reporting purposes.

 

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; prices and availability of electricity, coal, natural gas and natural gas liquids, each on a stand-alone basis and in relation to each other as well as the processing contract mix between percent-of-liquids, percent-of-proceeds, keep-whole and fixed-fee; business conditions in the energy and natural gas midstream industries; competitive factors including the extent and timing of the entry of additional competition in the markets served by the Company; unusual weather; availability and prices of raw materials for current and future construction projects; 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 and regulations that may impact the Company's operations; 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 cyber-attacks and other catastrophic events; advances in technology; creditworthiness of suppliers, customers and other contractual parties; the higher degree of risk associated with the Company's nonregulated business compared with the Company's regulated utility business and other risk factors listed in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission including those listed in Risk Factors and Exhibit 99.01 to the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

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

 

OGE Energy Corp.








consolidated statements of income








(unaudited)

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30


September 30


2012


2011


2012


2011


(In millions, except per share data)









OPERATING REVENUES








Electric Utility operating revenues

$  721.0


$  774.8


$1,675.7


$1,765.6

Natural Gas Midstream Operations operating revenues

392.4


437.3


1,133.4


1,265.1

Total operating revenues

1,113.4


1,212.1


2,809.1


3,030.7









COST OF GOODS SOLD (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below)








Electric Utility cost of goods sold

259.8


322.7


636.1


772.7

Natural Gas Midstream Operations cost of goods sold

279.8


335.8


798.1


969.1

Total cost of goods sold

539.6


658.5


1,434.2


1,741.8









Gross margin on revenues

573.8


553.6


1,374.9


1,288.9









OPERATING EXPENSES








Other operation and maintenance

147.1


147.4


447.7


432.3

Depreciation and amortization

93.0


77.1


270.1


225.8

Impairment of assets

-


5.0


0.3


5.0

Gain on insurance proceeds

-


-


(7.5)


-

Taxes other than income

29.7


24.4


84.7


76.0

   Total operating expenses

269.8


253.9


795.3


739.1









OPERATING INCOME

304.0


299.7


579.6


549.8









OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)








Interest income

0.4


0.2


0.5


0.4

Allowance for equity funds used during construction

1.3


5.9


4.9


16.1

Other income (loss)

2.2


(2.2)


12.3


11.1

Other expense

(5.6)


(6.4)


(11.1)


(12.2)

Net other income (expense)

(1.7)


(2.5)


6.6


15.4









INTEREST EXPENSE








Interest on long-term debt

40.2


37.4


118.3


108.6

Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction

(0.8)


(2.9)


(2.8)


(8.1)

Interest on short-term debt and other interest charges

2.2


1.0


6.6


3.6

Interest expense

41.6


35.5


122.1


104.1









INCOME BEFORE TAXES

260.7


261.7


464.1


461.1









INCOME TAX EXPENSE 

68.3


80.3


122.6


140.7









NET INCOME 

192.4


181.4


341.5


320.4









Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

6.9


2.7


25.0


13.9









NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO OGE ENERGY

$  185.5


$  178.7


$   316.5


$   306.5









BASIC AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

98.7


98.0


98.5


97.9

DILUTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

99.1


99.3


98.9


99.2









BASIC EARNINGS PER AVERAGE COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO OGE ENERGY COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

$    1.88


$    1.82


$     3.21


$     3.13









DILUTED EARNINGS PER AVERAGE COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO OGE ENERGY COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

$    1.87


$    1.80


$     3.20


$     3.09

DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE

$0.3925


$0.3750


$ 1.1775


$ 1.1250

 

OGE Energy Corp.








financial and statistical data








(unaudited)

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30


September 30



2012


2011


2012


2011



(In millions)

ELECTRIC UTILITY








     Operating revenues by classification









     Residential

$ 321.7


$ 360.0


$ 707.1


$ 771.2


     Commercial

170.2


177.5


404.1


417.6


     Industrial

63.2


68.2


158.5


168.2


     Oilfield

48.5


49.8


125.8


127.4


     Public authorities and street light

64.9


69.2


155.0


162.5


     Sales for resale

16.0


22.8


41.9


50.9


          System sales revenues

684.5


747.5


1,592.4


1,697.8


     Off-system sales revenues

15.5


13.6


29.5


35.5


     Other

21.0


13.7


53.8


32.3


          Total operating revenues

$ 721.0


$ 774.8


$1,675.7


$1,765.6










     Sales of electricity - MWH (a) sales by classification









     Residential

3.2


3.5


7.3


8.0


     Commercial

2.1


2.0


5.4


5.3


     Industrial

1.0


1.0


3.0


2.9


     Oilfield

0.8


0.8


2.5


2.4


     Public authorities and street light

0.9


0.9


2.5


2.4


     Sales for resale

0.4


0.4


1.0


1.1


          System sales

8.4


8.6


21.7


22.1


     Off-system sales

0.5


0.4


1.1


1.0


          Total sales

8.9


9.0


22.8


23.1










     Number of customers

796,696


788,998


796,696


788,998










     Weighted average cost of energy per KWH (b) - cents









     Natural gas

2.939


4.319


2.822


4.388


     Coal

2.354


2.077


2.295


2.048


     Total fuel

2.554


3.155


2.403


2.963


     Total fuel and purchased power

2.839


3.443


2.755


3.268










     Degree days









     Heating - Actual

7


17


1,464


2,095


     Heating - Normal

19


29


2,020


2,228











     Cooling - Actual

1,630


1,761


2,484


2,687


     Cooling - Normal

1,380


1,295


2,018


1,850










NATURAL GAS MIDSTREAM OPERATIONS









Operating revenues

$ 412.4


$ 459.3


$1,186.0


$1,331.8


Operating income

$ 45.2


$ 41.1


$ 152.4


$ 131.6


Net income attributable to OGE Enogex Holdings

$ 17.9


$ 19.3


$ 63.8


$ 63.1


Net cash provided from operating activities

$ 104.6


$ 44.7


$ 216.7


$ 180.8


Capital expenditures

$ 158.2


$ 103.7


$ 365.3


$ 278.3











Gathered volumes - TBtu/d (c)

1.41


1.43


1.38


1.36


Incremental transportation volumes - TBtu/d (d)

0.80


0.71


0.67


0.60


     Total throughput volumes - TBtu/d

2.21


2.14


2.05


1.96











Natural gas processed - TBtu/d

0.98


0.79


0.96


0.77











Condensate sold - million gallons

7


5


26


20


Average condensate sales price per gallon

$ 1.79


$ 1.87


$ 1.99


$ 2.11











Natural gas liquids sold (keep-whole) - million gallons

59


48


133


132


Natural gas liquids sold (purchased for resale) - million gallons

177


114


487


338


Natural gas liquids sold (percent-of-liquids) - million gallons

5


6


18


18


Natural gas liquids sold (percent-of-proceeds) - million gallons

4


1


11


3


     Total natural gas liquids sold - million gallons

245


169


649


491











Average natural gas liquids sales price per gallon

$ 0.83


$ 1.24


$ 0.88


$ 1.19











Average natural gas sales price per MMBtu (e)

$ 2.74


$ 4.30


$ 2.60


$ 4.26











(a) Megawatt-hours.


(b) Kilowatt-hours.


(c) Trillion British thermal units per day.


(d) Incremental transportation volumes consist of natural gas moved only on the transportation pipeline.


(e) Million British thermal units.

 

SOURCE OGE Energy Corp.



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