The Laclede Group Reports Third Quarter Earnings

30 Jul, 2013, 08:02 ET from The Laclede Group, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Laclede Group, Inc. (NYSE: LG) ("Company" or "Laclede") today reported operating results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2013. Third quarter highlights include:

  • Net income of $6.6 million, or $0.25 per diluted share
  • Net economic earnings (non-GAAP) of $8.2 million, or $0.36 per share, down 8 percent
  • Gas Utility net economic earnings up 45 percent reflecting more favorable weather

"Our third quarter Gas Utility results were up significantly due to cooler weather and recovery of our ongoing investment in upgrading our distribution pipelines, while Gas Marketing earnings declined reflecting low price volatility and narrow basis differentials that exist  in the natural gas markets today," said Suzanne Sitherwood, president and chief executive officer of The Laclede Group.  "Meanwhile, we moved closer to finalizing the Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) acquisition.  We have obtained Missouri regulatory approval, completed a successful equity offering to finance the acquisition, and remain on track for the integration of MGE," she added.

 

QUARTERLY RESULTS

Three Months Ended June 30

(Millions)

(Per Diluted Share)

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net Income (GAAP)

$

6.6

$

8.4

$

0.25

$

0.38

Fair value adjustments

0.2

0.5

0.01

0.02

Acquisition-related impacts:

Costs

1.4

0.05

Increase in shares

0.05

Net Economic Earnings (non-GAAP)*

$

8.2

$

8.9

$

0.36

$

0.40

Net Economic Earnings by Segment

Gas Utility

$

6.8

4.7

$

0.30

$

0.20

Gas Marketing

1.6

3.6

0.07

0.16

Other

(0.2)

0.6

(0.01)

0.04

Total

$

8.2

8.9

$

0.36

$

0.40

* See "Net Economic Earnings and Reconciliation to GAAP" on page 10.

The Laclede Group reported consolidated net income for its third quarter of fiscal 2013 of $6.6 million ($0.25 per share), down from $8.4 million ($0.38 per share) for the same period last year.  Net economic earnings (non-GAAP) for the third quarter were $8.2 million ($0.36 per share), down 8 percent from $8.9 million ($0.40 per share) a year ago. Net economic earnings exclude from net income the effect of unrealized gains and losses on energy-related derivatives and the impact of the pending MGE acquisition including acquisition-related costs and the per share impact of shares issued in May 2013 to finance the acquisition.

The decreased earnings were driven by lower operating results from Gas Marketing, largely offset by increases in Gas Utility income reflecting more favorable weather and higher infrastructure surcharge revenues.

Gas Utility

The Gas Utility segment, which includes the regulated gas distribution operations of Laclede Gas, reported net income and net economic earnings of $6.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, up from net income and net economic earnings of $4.6 million and $4.7 million, respectively, for the same period last year.  The improvement was primarily due to higher sales margins, reflecting cooler weather this year compared to above normal temperatures a year ago, and increased Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS) revenues.  These positive factors were partially offset by higher operations and maintenance expenses as well as increased depreciation and amortization expenses.  The higher ISRS revenues are a result of increased investment in distribution pipeline replacement to enhance safety and reliability for Laclede Gas customers.

As previously announced, Laclede Gas filed a general rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MoPSC) last December.  On June 26, 2013, the MoPSC approved an agreement filed by Laclede Gas and other parties to the case in which Laclede Gas will incorporate into its base rates, effective September 1, 2013, the annualized ISRS revenues of $14.8 million it was already collecting in customers' bills.  At that time, the ISRS charge will be reset to zero, and Laclede Gas may make future ISRS filings for any qualifying expenditures it incurs after January 31, 2013.

Gas Marketing

The Gas Marketing segment, which includes non-regulated operations of Laclede Energy Resources, reported volumes purchased and sold that were essentially the same for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to the prior year.  Quarterly operating revenues of $33.4 million were down from $70.0 million in the prior-year period, and operating expenses were also down significantly for the quarter. Both decreases reflect a higher percentage of transactions being reported as trading activities, which are recorded on a net rather than a gross basis and had no direct impact on earnings. The decreases were partially offset by the impact of higher per unit gas prices.  Net income was $1.4 million for the third quarter, down from $3.2 million for the same period last year.  Net economic earnings (non-GAAP), which exclude the impact of energy-related derivatives, were $1.6 million, down from $3.6 million for the same period a year ago. The decrease in both net income and net economic earnings reflect reduced sales margins due to low price volatility and narrow basis differentials that continue to exist in the natural gas marketplace, as well as the expiration of a favorable gas supply contract in December 2012. 

 

YEAR-TO-DATE RESULTS

Nine Months Ended June 30

(Millions)

(Per Diluted Share)

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net Income (GAAP)

$

62.4

$

63.3

$

2.62

$

2.82

Fair value adjustments

1.2

(1.1)

0.04

(0.05)

Acquisition-related impacts:

Costs

5.3

0.23

Increase in shares

0.15

Net Economic Earnings (non-GAAP)*

$

68.9

$

62.2

$

3.04

$

2.77

Net Economic Earnings by Segment

Gas Utility

$

62.3

51.4

$

2.75

$

2.29

Gas Marketing

7.3

9.6

0.32

0.43

Other

(0.7)

1.2

(0.03)

0.05

Total

$

68.9

62.2

$

3.04

$

2.77

* See "Net Economic Earnings and Reconciliation to GAAP" on page 10.

 

For the first nine months of fiscal 2013, The Laclede Group reported consolidated net income of $62.4 million ($2.62 per share), compared to $63.3 million ($2.82 per share) for the same period last year. Net economic earnings (non-GAAP) for the nine months ended June 30, 2013 were $68.9 million ($3.04 per share), up 11 percent from $62.2 million ($2.77 per share) for the same period last year.  A majority of the difference between current year net income and net economic earnings per share is due to the $8.5 million ($5.3 million after tax) of acquisition-related costs incurred year-to-date in fiscal 2013.

Excluding those costs, the share impact of the May 2013 equity issuance, and the effect of unrealized gains and losses on energy-related derivatives, the increased earnings were driven by improved Gas Utility performance, reflecting more favorable weather and higher infrastructure surcharge revenues, offset in part by lower Gas Marketing earnings.  

Gas Utility

For the nine months ended June 30, 2013, Gas Utility net income was $62.3 million, up from $51.4 million for the same period a year ago.  Net economic earnings for both the current and prior year were essentially equal to the reported GAAP results. The fiscal year-to-date improvement was driven by higher natural gas sales margins due to a return to more normal weather this year compared to record warm temperatures a year ago, higher ISRS revenues, reduced bad debt expenses and lower employee benefit expenses.

Gas Marketing

For the nine months ended June 30, 2013, operating revenues were $129.9 million, down from $288.0 million in the prior-year period, and operating expenses decreased to $134.0 million from $279.8 million.  The decreases relate to the higher percentage of transactions being reported as trading activities, as described above for the third quarter.  For the first nine months of fiscal 2013, Gas Marketing net income was $6.1 million, down from $10.7 million for 2012, and net economic earnings for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 decreased to $7.3 million from $9.6 million in the prior year.  This decrease in net economic earnings was largely due to the expiration of a favorable supply contract in December 2012, partially offset by higher volumes purchased and sold.

ACQUISITION UPDATE

As announced on July 17, the MoPSC approved Laclede Gas's purchase of the assets of MGE from Southern Union Company.  The approval is effective July 31, 2013, and permits closing on the $975 million purchase on or after September 1, 2013, subject to the purchase and sale agreement and related closing conditions.  Further, Laclede Gas was authorized to complete the financing to support the acquisition. 

The agreement provides for protections and assurances that are consistent with the no net detriment standard for approving such transactions in Missouri and that are typical for a transaction of this scope.  Selected provisions of the approval include:

  • Protections for customers and the public from any adverse impacts from the transaction, including continuation of existing energy efficiency programs and no recovery of acquisition transaction costs or premium paid
  • Operating and reporting requirements relating to gas supply, safety, service quality and financial performance
  • Right to file an MGE general rate case no later than September 18, 2013
  • An October 1, 2015 moratorium on filing subsequent rate cases for Laclede Gas in the absence of unusual circumstances
  • Provisions for the deferral of certain one-time costs to integrate MGE and Laclede Gas; recovery of these costs will be included in the next general rate case after 2013 for the two entities

In support of the acquisition, The Laclede Group completed a public offering of 10.0 million shares of its common stock on May 29, generating net proceeds of $428.0 million.  In addition, the Company and Laclede Gas are working with its syndicate of financial institutions to expand its current revolving credit facilities to support the working capital needs of the new, larger gas utility.  Laclede Gas is also finalizing its planned issuance of $450 million of first mortgage bonds.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2013, The Laclede Group incurred acquisition-related costs of $2.2 million ($1.4 million after tax, or $0.05 per share), which were reported in the Other segment.  For the nine-month period, acquisition-related costs totaled $8.5 million ($5.3 million after tax, or $0.23 per share). 

CASH FLOWS AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Net cash provided by operating activities was $167.0 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2013, compared with net cash provided by operating activities of $128.2 million for the same period last year. The increase is primarily due to the timing of collections of gas cost under the PGA Clause, as well as decreased cash payments for the funding of pension plans. Excluding temporary changes in working capital, such as the effect of regulatory timing differences in the recovery of certain costs and the timing of cash payments for income taxes, operating cash flows (non-GAAP) for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 were $98.8 million, up from $93.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2012. See reconciliation of Operating Cash Flows (non-GAAP) to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (GAAP) on page 11.

Capital expenditures for the nine months ended June 30, 2013 increased to $96.8 million from $76.8 million in the comparable period a year ago. The increase was driven by the Company's planned investments in ongoing accelerated replacement of portions of its distribution system and expenditures to upgrade its technology platforms.

The Laclede Group maintains a strong capital structure, which at June 30, 2013 consisted of 70 percent equity compared to 63 percent at June 30, 2012. The higher equity component of capitalization reflects the Company's issuance of 10.0 million common stock shares in May 2013, partially offset by $100 million of long-term debt issued by Laclede Gas earlier this year. There were no short-term borrowings outstanding at June 30, 2013 or June 30, 2012.  The equity component of the Company's long-term capitalization will decrease to a targeted level of approximately 53 percent following the planned issuance of $450 million of Laclede Gas first mortgage bonds.

For additional details on The Laclede Group's results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2013, please see the accompanying unaudited Statements of Consolidated Income, unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, and unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

As previously announced, The Laclede Group will host a conference call and webcast today to discuss its second quarter financial results.  To access the call, please dial the number below approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. 

 

Date and Time:        

Tuesday, July 30

9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT)

Phone Numbers:   

U.S.:     

1-888-317-6016

Canada:          

1-855-669-9657

International:

1-412-317-6016

The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format for the media and general public. The webcast can be accessed at www.TheLacledeGroup.com under the Investor Services tab.

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 11 a.m. CDT (Noon EDT) on July 30 and continuing until August 30 by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (U.S.) or 1-412-317-0088 (Canada/International). The Conference ID is 10031080. The webcast will be available for replay beginning July 30, at www.TheLacledeGroup.com

ABOUT THE LACLEDE GROUP

The Laclede Group, Inc. (NYSE: LG), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a public utility holding company. Its subsidiary, Laclede Gas Company, the regulated operations of which are included in the Gas Utility segment, serves approximately 630,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in St. Louis City and parts of 10 counties in eastern Missouri. Laclede's primary non-utility business, Laclede Energy Resources, Inc., included in the Gas Marketing segment, provides non-regulated natural gas services. Laclede Group is committed to pursuing growth through 1) developing and investing in emerging technologies; 2) investing in infrastructure; 3) acquiring businesses to which the Company can apply its operating model, and 4) leveraging its current business unit competencies. For more information about Laclede and its subsidiaries, visit www.TheLacledeGroup.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND NON-GAAP MEASURES

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company's future operating results may be affected by various uncertainties and risk factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, including weather conditions, economic factors, the competitive environment, governmental and regulatory policy and action, and risks associated with the Company's pending acquisition. For a more complete description of these uncertainties and risk factors, see the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, to be filed later today.

This news release includes the non-GAAP financial measures of "net economic earnings," and "net economic earnings per share." Management also uses these non-GAAP measures internally when evaluating the Company's performance. Net economic earnings exclude from net income the after-tax impacts of fair value accounting and timing adjustments associated with energy-related transactions. These adjustments, which primarily impact the Gas Marketing segment, include net unrealized gains and losses on energy-related derivatives resulting from the current changes in the fair value of financial and physical transactions prior to their completion and settlement, lower of cost or market inventory adjustments, and realized gains and losses on economic hedges prior to the sale of the physical commodity. In calculating net economic earnings, management also excludes from net income the after-tax impacts related to acquisition, divestiture, and restructuring activities. Management believes that excluding these items provides a useful representation of the economic impact of actual settled transactions and overall results of ongoing operations. When calculating net economic earnings per share, management excludes from the weighted average number of shares the impact of the May 2013 equity issuance, completed in advance of the pending MGE acquisition. Management believes that this presentation provides a useful representation of operating performance by facilitating comparisons of year-over-year results.

These internal non-GAAP operating metrics should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, GAAP measures such as net income.

This news release also includes the non-GAAP financial measure of "Operating Cash Flows." Management also uses this measure internally when evaluating longer-term cash flow impacts. This measure excludes the effects of temporary changes in working capital, such as the effect of regulatory timing differences in the recovery of certain costs and the timing of cash payments for income taxes. Management believes that excluding these items provides a useful representation of the economic impact of longer-term cash flows generated from business activities. This internal non-GAAP cash flow metric should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, GAAP measures such as net cash provided by operating activities.

 

STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME — UNAUDITED

THE LACLEDE GROUP, INC.

(Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

Three Months Ended

June 30,

Nine Months Ended

June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

OPERATING REVENUES

Gas Utility

$

131,517

$

116,459

$

735,726

$

665,981

Gas Marketing

33,433

70,014

129,937

288,036

Other

339

376

4,242

1,920

          Total Operating Revenues

165,289

186,849

869,905

955,937

OPERATING EXPENSES

Gas Utility

   Natural and propane gas

43,233

46,641

410,189

364,556

   Other operation and maintenance expenses

42,404

38,351

123,245

125,028

   Depreciation and amortization

11,519

10,186

33,742

30,450

   Taxes, other than income taxes

12,968

10,842

49,525

45,602

          Total Gas Utility Operating Expenses

110,124

106,020

616,701

565,636

Gas Marketing

40,583

65,420

133,959

279,784

Other

2,301

364

13,029

1,784

          Total Operating Expenses      

153,008

171,804

763,689

847,204

Operating Income

12,281

15,045

106,216

108,733

Other Income and (Income Deductions) – Net

(398)

451

2,024

3,771

Interest Charges:

Interest on long-term debt

6,266

5,739

17,393

17,218

Other interest charges

594

427

2,197

1,541

         Total Interest Charges

6,860

6,166

19,590

18,759

Income Before Income Taxes

5,023

9,330

88,650

93,745

Income Tax (Benefit) Expense

(1,562)

897

26,256

30,454

Net Income

$

6,585

$

8,433

$

62,394

$

63,291

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:

Basic

26,110

22,282

23,634

22,243

Diluted

26,194

22,357

23,708

22,318

Basic Earnings Per Share of Common Stock

$

0.25

$

0.38

$

2.62

$

2.83

Diluted Earnings Per Share of Common Stock

$

0.25

$

0.38

$

2.62

$

2.82

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS — UNAUDITED

THE LACLEDE GROUP, INC.

(Thousands)

June 30,

2013

September 30,

 2012

June 30,

2012

ASSETS

Utility Plant

$

1,567,296

$

1,497,419

$

1,455,004

Less:  Accumulated depreciation and amortization

484,380

478,120

474,008

      Net Utility Plant

1,082,916

1,019,299

980,996

Other Property and Investments

59,229

56,814

61,016

Current Assets:

  Cash and cash equivalents

556,489

27,457

21,523

  Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful

    accounts)

132,157

133,842

127,182

  Delayed customer billings

11,319

  Inventories

72,611

106,472

69,160

  Other

68,813

75,245

43,826

          Total Current Assets

841,389

343,016

261,691

Regulatory assets and other deferred charges

438,505

461,133

437,635

Total Assets

$

2,422,039

$

1,880,262

$

1,741,338

CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES

Capitalization:

  Common stock and paid-in capital

$

625,622

$

191,146

$

189,222

  Retained earnings

443,691

414,581

424,588

  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

11,684

(4,116)

(2,652)

      Total Common Stock Equity

1,080,997

601,611

611,158

  Long-term debt (less current portion)

464,444

339,416

339,401

      Total Capitalization

1,545,441

941,027

950,559

Current Liabilities:

  Notes payable

40,100

  Accounts payable

104,862

89,503

81,322

  Advance customer billings

25,146

6,225

  Current portion of long-term debt

25,000

25,000

  Accrued liabilities and other

77,939

72,375

66,736

      Total Current Liabilities

182,801

252,124

179,283

Deferred Credits and Other Liabilities:

  Deferred income taxes

377,965

355,509

335,366

  Pension and postretirement benefit costs

181,691

196,558

158,011

  Regulatory liabilities

61,335

59,432

57,033

  Asset retirement obligations and other

72,806

75,612

61,086

      Total Deferred Credits and Other Liabilities

693,797

687,111

611,496

Total Capitalization and Liabilities

$

2,422,039

$

1,880,262

$

1,741,338

 

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS — UNAUDITED

THE LACLEDE GROUP, INC.

(Thousands)

Nine Months Ended

June 30,

2013

2012

Operating Activities:

  Net Income

$

62,394

$

63,291

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

    Depreciation, amortization, and accretion

34,721

30,900

    Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits

13,208

22,448

    Other – net

1,753

(425)

    Changes in assets and liabilities

54,968

11,985

          Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

167,044

128,199

Investing Activities:

  Capital expenditures

(96,816)

(76,780)

  Other investments

(2,558)

(1,388)

          Net cash used in investing activities

(99,374)

(78,168)

Financing Activities:

  Issuance of long-term debt

125,000

  Maturity of first mortgage bonds

(25,000)

  Repayment of short-term debt – net

(40,100)

(46,000)

  Issuance of common stock

431,329

3,162

  Dividends paid

(28,651)

(27,599)

  Other

(1,216)

(1,348)

          Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

461,362

(71,785)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

529,032

(21,754)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

27,457

43,277

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$

556,489

$

21,523

 

NET ECONOMIC EARNINGS AND RECONCILIATION TO GAAP

THE LACLEDE GROUP, INC.

(Millions, except per share amounts)

Gas Utility

Gas

Marketing

Other

 

Total

Per Share

 Amounts (2)

Quarter Ended June 30, 2013

Net Income (Loss) (GAAP)

$

6.8

$

1.4

$

(1.6)

$

6.6

$

0.25

Unrealized (gain) loss on energy-related derivatives (1)

(0.3)

(0.3)

(0.01)

Lower of Cost or Market Inventory Adjustments

0.5

0.5

0.02

Acquisition, divestiture and restructuring activities (1)

1.4

1.4

0.05

Weighted Average Shares Adjustment (2)

0.05

Net Economic Earnings (Losses) (Non-GAAP)

$

6.8

$

1.6

$

(0.2)

$

8.2

$

0.36

Diluted EPS (GAAP)

$

0.26

$

0.05

$

(0.06)

$

0.25

Net Economic EPS (Non-GAAP) (2)

$

0.30

$

0.07

$

(0.01)

$

0.36

Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

Net Income (GAAP)

$

4.6

$

3.2

$

0.6

$

8.4

$

0.38

Unrealized (gain) loss on energy-related derivatives (1)

0.1

0.9

1.0

0.04

Lower of cost or market inventory adjustments (1)

(0.5)

(0.5)

(0.02)

Net Economic Earnings (Non-GAAP)

$

4.7

$

3.6

$

0.6

$

8.9

$

0.40

Diluted EPS (GAAP)

$

0.20

$

0.14

$

0.04

$

0.38

Net Economic EPS (Non-GAAP) (2)

$

0.20

$

0.16

$

0.04

$

0.40

Nine Months Ended June 30, 2013

Net Income (Loss) (GAAP)

$

62.3

$

6.1

$

(6.0)

$

62.4

$

2.62

Unrealized (gain) loss on energy-related derivatives (1)

0.6

0.6

0.02

Lower of Cost or Market Inventory Adjustments

0.6

0.6

0.02

Acquisition, divestiture and restructuring activities (1)

5.3

5.3

0.23

Weighted Average Shares Adjustment (2)

0.15

Net Economic Earnings (losses) (Non-GAAP)

$

62.3

$

7.3

$

(0.7)

$

68.9

$

3.04

Diluted EPS (GAAP)

$

2.61

$

0.26

$

(0.25)

$

2.62

Net Economic EPS (Non-GAAP) (2)

$

2.75

$

0.32

$

(0.03)

$

3.04

Nine Months Ended June 30, 2012

Net Income (GAAP)

$

51.4

$

10.7

$

1.2

$

63.3

$

2.82

Unrealized (gain) loss on energy-related derivatives (1)

(1.3)

(1.3)

(0.06)

Lower of cost or market inventory adjustments (1)

0.1

0.1

Realized (gain) loss on economic hedges prior to the sale of the physical commodity (1)

0.1

0.1

0.01

Net Economic Earnings (Non-GAAP)

$

51.4

$

9.6

$

1.2

$

62.2

$

2.77

Diluted EPS (GAAP)

$

2.29

$

0.48

$

0.05

$

2.82

Net Economic EPS (Non-GAAP) (2)

$

2.29

$

0.43

$

0.05

$

2.77

 

(1) Amounts presented net of income taxes, which were calculated by applying federal, state, and local income tax rates applicable to ordinary income to the amounts of the pre-tax reconciling items. For the quarters ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, the total net income tax (benefit) expense included in the reconciling items is $(1.0) million and $(0.3) million, respectively. For the nine months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, the total net income tax (benefit) expense included in the reconciling items is $(4.0) million and $0.7 million, respectively.

(2) Consolidated net economic earnings per share (EPS) are calculated by replacing consolidated net income (loss) with consolidated net economic earnings (loss) in the GAAP diluted EPS calculation. Also, net economic earnings exclude the impact of the May 2013 equity offering to fund the pending acquisition of MGE. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, the weighted average diluted shares used in the net economic earnings per share calculation was 22.5 million compared to 26.2 million in the GAAP EPS calculation. For the nine months ended June 30, 2013, the weighted average diluted shares used in the net economic earnings per share calculation was 22.5 million compared to 23.7 million in the GAAP EPS calculation.

   Note: EPS amounts by segment represent contributions to The Laclede Group's consolidated EPS.

 

OPERATING CASH FLOWS AND RECONCILIATION TO GAAP

THE LACLEDE GROUP, INC.

(Millions)

Nine Months Ended

June 30,

2013

2012

Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)

$

167.0

$

128.2

Add (deduct):

       Changes in assets and liabilities

(55.0)

(12.0)

        Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits              

(13.2)

(22.4)

Operating Cash Flows (Non-GAAP)

$

98.8

$

93.8

Net cash used in investing activities (GAAP)

$

(99.4)

$

(78.2)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (GAAP)

$

461.4

$

(71.8)

 

SOURCE The Laclede Group, Inc.



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