Entergy Offers First Quarter Earnings Guidance

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Entergy Corporation

    NEW ORLEANS, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In accordance with Regulation FD,
 Entergy Corporation (NYSE:   ETR) today indicated that it expects first quarter
 2001 operational earnings per share to exceed by 10 to 15 percent the high end
 of current published earnings consensus estimates primarily as a result of
 solid performance in Entergy's competitive businesses.  Entergy expects
 operational earnings for the full year 2001 to be in the range of $3.00 to
 $3.20, unchanged from its previously issued earnings guidance.
     Entergy plans to release first quarter earnings on Wednesday, April 25,
 2001.  A teleconference will be held at 10:00 CDT, and may be accessed by
 calling Premiere Conferencing at 913-981-4910 no more than 15 minutes prior to
 the start of the call.  The confirmation number is 712190.  For seven days
 following the teleconference, a tape delay will be available and may be
 accessed by dialing 719-457-0820.  The confirmation number is the same.
 Internet users may also access the teleconference by visiting Entergy's
 website at www.entergy.com.
     Entergy is a major global energy company with power production,
 distribution operations and related diversified services.  Entergy owns,
 manages, or invests in power plants generating more than 30,000 megawatts of
 electricity domestically and internationally, and delivers electricity to
 about 2.6 million customers in portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
 and Texas.  Through Entergy-Koch, L.P., it is also a leading provider of
 wholesale energy marketing and trading services.
 
                  Entergy's online address is www.entergy.com.
 
     The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Investors are cautioned that
 forward-looking statements contained in the foregoing release with respect to
 the revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects and other aspects
 of the business of Entergy Corporation may involve risks and uncertainties.
 Actual events and results may, for a variety of reasons, prove to be
 materially different from those indicated in these forward-looking statements,
 estimates and projections.  Factors that could influence actual future
 outcomes include regulatory decisions, the effects of changes in law, the
 evolution of markets and competition, changes in accounting, weather, the
 performance of generating units, fuel prices and availability, financial
 markets, risks associated with businesses conducted in foreign countries,
 changes in business plan, the presence of competitors with greater financial
 resources and the impact of competitive products and pricing; the effect of
 the Entergy Corporation's policies, including the amount and rate of growth of
 Entergy Corporation's expenses; the continued availability to Entergy
 Corporation of adequate funding sources and changes in interest rates; delays
 or difficulties in the production, delivery or installation of products and
 the provision of services; and various legal, regulatory and litigation risks.
 Entergy Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
 forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.  For a more detailed discussion of some of the foregoing
 risks and uncertainties, see Entergy Corporation's filings with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Entergy Corporation
    NEW ORLEANS, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In accordance with Regulation FD,
 Entergy Corporation (NYSE:   ETR) today indicated that it expects first quarter
 2001 operational earnings per share to exceed by 10 to 15 percent the high end
 of current published earnings consensus estimates primarily as a result of
 solid performance in Entergy's competitive businesses.  Entergy expects
 operational earnings for the full year 2001 to be in the range of $3.00 to
 $3.20, unchanged from its previously issued earnings guidance.
     Entergy plans to release first quarter earnings on Wednesday, April 25,
 2001.  A teleconference will be held at 10:00 CDT, and may be accessed by
 calling Premiere Conferencing at 913-981-4910 no more than 15 minutes prior to
 the start of the call.  The confirmation number is 712190.  For seven days
 following the teleconference, a tape delay will be available and may be
 accessed by dialing 719-457-0820.  The confirmation number is the same.
 Internet users may also access the teleconference by visiting Entergy's
 website at www.entergy.com.
     Entergy is a major global energy company with power production,
 distribution operations and related diversified services.  Entergy owns,
 manages, or invests in power plants generating more than 30,000 megawatts of
 electricity domestically and internationally, and delivers electricity to
 about 2.6 million customers in portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
 and Texas.  Through Entergy-Koch, L.P., it is also a leading provider of
 wholesale energy marketing and trading services.
 
                  Entergy's online address is www.entergy.com.
 
     The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Investors are cautioned that
 forward-looking statements contained in the foregoing release with respect to
 the revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects and other aspects
 of the business of Entergy Corporation may involve risks and uncertainties.
 Actual events and results may, for a variety of reasons, prove to be
 materially different from those indicated in these forward-looking statements,
 estimates and projections.  Factors that could influence actual future
 outcomes include regulatory decisions, the effects of changes in law, the
 evolution of markets and competition, changes in accounting, weather, the
 performance of generating units, fuel prices and availability, financial
 markets, risks associated with businesses conducted in foreign countries,
 changes in business plan, the presence of competitors with greater financial
 resources and the impact of competitive products and pricing; the effect of
 the Entergy Corporation's policies, including the amount and rate of growth of
 Entergy Corporation's expenses; the continued availability to Entergy
 Corporation of adequate funding sources and changes in interest rates; delays
 or difficulties in the production, delivery or installation of products and
 the provision of services; and various legal, regulatory and litigation risks.
 Entergy Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
 forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.  For a more detailed discussion of some of the foregoing
 risks and uncertainties, see Entergy Corporation's filings with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  Entergy Corporation