Progress Energy Announces 2007 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results



Feb 14, 2008, 00:00 ET from Progress Energy

    RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 
     Highlights:
 
       Fourth Quarter 2007
 
          * Reports fourth-quarter GAAP earnings of $0.40 per share, compared
            to earnings of $1.01 per share for the same period last year,
            primarily due to the impact of divestitures
          * Reports core ongoing earnings of $0.40 per share, compared to $0.59
            per share for the same period last year, due primarily to higher
            O&M, partially offset by lower depreciation and amortization and
            higher wholesale sales
 
       Full Year 2007
 
          * Reports 2007 GAAP earnings of $1.97 per share, compared to $2.28
            per share in 2006, primarily due to the impact of divestitures
          * Reports core ongoing earnings of $2.81 per share, compared to $2.63
            per share for the same period last year, reflecting lower income
            taxes, favorable weather, favorable AFUDC equity and lower
            depreciation and amortization, partially offset by higher O&M
          * Reaffirms 2008 ongoing earnings target of $3.05 per share, with a
            range of 10 cents on either side of the target
 
     Progress Energy (NYSE:   PGN) announced fourth-quarter GAAP earnings of
 $103 million, or $0.40 per share, compared with GAAP earnings of $254
 million, or $1.01 per share, for the same period last year, primarily due
 to the impact of divestitures. Fourth-quarter ongoing earnings were $104
 million, or $0.40 per share, compared to $134 million, or $0.53 per share,
 last year. The unfavorable quarter-over-quarter variance in ongoing
 earnings is due primarily to higher O&M expenses, partially offset by lower
 depreciation and amortization and higher wholesale sales. (See the
 discussion later in this release for a reconciliation of GAAP earnings per
 share to ongoing earnings per share.)
 
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     Progress Energy also announced full-year GAAP earnings of $504 million,
 or $1.97 per share, compared with GAAP earnings of $571 million, or $2.28
 per share, for the same period last year, primarily due to the impact of
 divestitures. Full-year ongoing earnings were $695 million, or $2.72 per
 share, compared to $611 million, or $2.44 per share, last year. Core
 ongoing earnings, which primarily include the company's utility operations,
 were $2.81 per share, compared with $2.63 per share last year. The company
 benefited from lower income taxes, favorable weather, favorable AFUDC
 equity and lower depreciation and amortization, which were partially offset
 by higher O&M expenses.
 
     Non-core ongoing losses, which include the allocation of corporate
 overhead costs associated with divested businesses, were $0.09 per share,
 compared with losses of $0.19 per share last year. (See the discussion
 later in this release for a reconciliation of GAAP earnings per share to
 ongoing earnings per share.)
 
     "During a year of transition, Progress Energy successfully met its core
 ongoing earnings target in 2007," said Bill Johnson, chairman, president
 and CEO. "We also completed our restructuring plan, reduced our risk
 profile, and our employees achieved excellence in plant operations, service
 reliability and customer service.
 
     "Upon the closing of the coal mine and river terminals sale agreement,
 we will become the nation's largest pure-play regulated electric utility,
 with a clear, achievable strategy for long-term success. We are adapting
 well to an industry being shaped by the issue of climate change and the
 growing demand for energy. Our company is well positioned to enter an era
 of expansion and growth in our utilities, with a balanced approach that
 emphasizes energy efficiency, the use of alternative and renewable energy
 sources and state-of- the-art power plants," Johnson said.
 
     2008 ONGOING EARNINGS GUIDANCE
 
     "Progress Energy is continuing to deliver on our strategy to generate
 solid earnings growth through our two utilities," Johnson said. "Based on
 our business plan for 2008, we have set an ongoing earnings target of $3.05
 per share, with a range of 10 cents above and below the target. We continue
 to expect to achieve our dividend payout goal of 80 percent by the end of
 this year, which will put us on track to achieve our long-term payout ratio
 goal of 70 percent to 75 percent."
 
     The 2008 ongoing earnings guidance excludes any impacts from the CVO
 mark- to-market adjustment, potential impairments and discontinued
 operations. Progress Energy is not able to provide a corresponding GAAP
 equivalent for the 2008 earnings guidance figures due to the uncertain
 nature and amount of these adjustments.
 
 
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS - Increased quarterly dividend to 61.5 cents per share from 61 cents per share, representing the 20th consecutive year of dividend growth. - Announced agreements to sell the remaining coal mine and river terminals associated with the synthetic fuels business for $94 million, marking the final divestiture of the company's restructuring plan. - Placed into service Progress Energy Florida's Hines Unit 4, a combined- cycle plant with approximately 475 MW of capacity. - Received regulatory approval to lower the fuel factor for Progress Energy Florida customers by $163 million, effective January 2008. - Set a new generation record for Progress Energy Carolinas' Harris Nuclear Plant of more than 7.8 million MWH in 2007, the most power generated during a year with a scheduled refueling outage in its 20 years of operation. - Opened Florida's second hydrogen fueling station with corporate and community partners. - Filed a comprehensive energy plan with the N.C. Utilities Commission and the S.C. Public Service Commission as part of the company's goal of displacing 2,000 MW of generation through energy efficiency and demand- side management. - Launched "Year of Energy" program with NC GreenPower at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. to purchase all the power generated by the solar panels and integrate it into the power generated on behalf of our customers. - Partnered with the Asheville Regional Airport Authority and Charah, Inc. on a project that will use ash recovered from Progress Energy Carolinas' Asheville Plant as a structural fill material for an airport expansion project. - Signed second waste-wood biomass contract at Progress Energy Florida with Biomass Gas & Electric LLC (BG&E) to purchase electricity from the plant. Press releases regarding various announcements are available on the company's Web site at: http://www.progress-energy.com/aboutus/news. 2007 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS Below are the fourth-quarter and year-end 2007 highlights for the company's business units. See the reconciliation tables on pages S-1 and S-2 of the supplemental data for a reconciliation of GAAP earnings per share to ongoing earnings per share. Also see the attached supplemental data schedules for additional information on Progress Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy Florida electric revenues, energy sales, energy supply, weather impacts and other information.
QUARTER-OVER-QUARTER CORE ONGOING EPS VARIANCE ANALYSIS Progress Energy Carolinas * Reported ongoing earnings per share of $0.34, compared with $0.42 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $0.33, compared with $0.42 for the same period last year. * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.16 lower Clean Smokestacks amortization - $0.03 wholesale sales - $0.03 interest expense primarily due to a tax-related adjustment and decreased average debt outstanding - $0.02 other * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.10) depreciation associated with the accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets - $(0.09) O&M primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs - $(0.07) prior-year reclassification of a loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of the joint owner's indemnification - $(0.04) prior-year reversal of environmental accruals pursuant to regulatory orders - $(0.02) charge to amortization expense to reduce GridSouth regional transmission organization development costs Progress Energy Florida * Reported ongoing earnings per share of $0.20, compared with $0.24 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $0.19, compared with $0.25 for the same period last year. * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.03 AFUDC equity related to an increase in large construction projects - $0.02 weather - $0.02 wholesale sales - $0.01 other * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.08) O&M primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs - $(0.04) interest expense primarily due to increased average debt outstanding and higher net interest recognized on pass through clauses Corporate and Other Businesses (includes primarily Holding Company Debt) * Reported ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.14 per share compared with ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.07 per share for the same period last year; GAAP after-tax expenses of $0.13 per share, compared with after- tax expenses of $0.18 per share for the same period last year. * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.01 interest expense * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.04) primarily due to lower interest income at the holding company - $(0.04) primarily due to changes in income tax estimates YEAR-OVER-YEAR CORE ONGOING EPS VARIANCE ANALYSIS Progress Energy Carolinas * Reported year-to-date ongoing earnings per share of $1.95, compared with $1.81 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $1.95, compared with $1.81 for the same period last year. * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.25 lower Clean Smokestacks amortization - $0.14 weather - $0.09 other retail margin - $0.05 growth and usage * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.22) O&M due primarily to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs - $(0.10) depreciation associated with the accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets - $(0.04) prior-year reclassification of a loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of the joint owner's indemnification - $(0.02) charge to amortization expense to reduce GridSouth regional transmission organization development costs - $(0.01) other * Added 28,000 customers (net) during the last 12 months. Progress Energy Florida * Reported year-to-date ongoing earnings per share of $1.23, compared with $1.31 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $1.23, compared with $1.31 for the same period last year. * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.09 AFUDC equity related to an increase in large construction projects - $0.07 wholesale sales - $0.02 growth and usage * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.15) O&M primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs - $(0.07) interest expense primarily due to increased average debt outstanding to fund capital projects and higher net interest recognized on pass through clauses - $(0.04) depreciation and amortization due to an increased depreciable base and a write-off of leasehold improvements * Added 23,000 customers (net) during the last 12 months. Corporate and Other Businesses (includes primarily Holding Company Debt) * Reported year-to-date ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.37 per share, compared with ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.49 per share last year; GAAP after-tax expenses of $0.38 per share, compared with after-tax expenses of $0.65 per share last year. * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.12 interest expense primarily due to reducing holding company debt in late 2006 - $0.10 income tax expense primarily due to the closure of certain tax years and positions related to divested subsidiaries * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.10) primarily due to the prior year gain on the sale of Level 3 stock and lower interest income at the holding company ONGOING EARNINGS ADJUSTMENTS Progress Energy's management uses ongoing earnings per share to evaluate the operations of the company and to establish goals for management and employees. Management believes this presentation is appropriate and enables investors to more accurately compare the company's ongoing financial performance over the periods presented. Ongoing earnings as presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The following tables provide a reconciliation of ongoing earnings per share to reported GAAP earnings per share.
Progress Energy, Inc. Reconciliation of Ongoing Earnings per Share to Reported GAAP Earnings per Share Three months ended December 31 2007 2006* Core Non-core Total Core Non-core Total Ongoing earnings per share $0.40 $. $0.40 $0.59 $(0.06) $0.53 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01) . (0.01) 0.03 . 0.03 Discontinued operations . 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.58 0.59 Loss on debt redemptions . . . (0.14) . (0.14) Reported GAAP earnings per share $0.39 $0.01 $0.40 $0.49 $0.52 $1.01 Shares outstanding (millions) 257 252 * Previously reported 2006 results have been restated to reflect discontinued operations. Progress Energy, Inc. Reconciliation of Ongoing Earnings per Share to Reported GAAP Earnings per Share Twelve months ended December 31 2007 2006* Core Non-core Total Core Non-core Total Ongoing earnings per share $2.81 $(0.09) $2.72 $2.63 $(0.19) $2.44 CVO mark-to-market (0.01) . (0.01) (0.10) - (0.10) Discontinued operations . (0.74) (0.74) 0.08 - 0.08 Loss on debt redemption . . . (0.14) . (0.14) Reported GAAP earnings per share $2.80 $(0.83) $1.97 $2.47 $(0.19) $2.28 Shares outstanding (millions) 256 250 * Previously reported 2006 results have been restated to reflect discontinued operations. Reconciling adjustments from GAAP earnings to ongoing earnings are as follows: Intraperiod Tax Allocation Generally accepted accounting principles require companies to apply an effective tax rate to interim periods that is consistent with a company's estimated annual tax rate. The tax credits generated from synthetic fuels operations reduce Progress Energy's overall effective tax rate. The company's synthetic fuels sales are not subject to seasonal fluctuations to the same extent as the electric utility earnings. The company projects the effective tax rate for the year and then, based upon projected operating income for each quarter, raises or lowers the tax expense recorded in that quarter to reflect the projected tax rate. On the other hand, operating losses incurred to produce the tax credits are included in the current quarter. The resulting tax adjustment decreased earnings per share by $0.01 for the quarter and increased earnings per share by $0.03 for the same period last year, but has no impact on the company's annual earnings. Because this adjustment varies by quarter but has no impact on annual earnings, management believes this adjustment is not representative of the company's ongoing quarterly earnings. Discontinued Operations The company has reduced its business risk by exiting the majority of its nonregulated businesses to focus on the core operations of the utilities. The company divested, or announced divestitures, of multiple non-regulated businesses during 2007 and 2006 and the operations of these businesses were reclassified to discontinued operations. During the fourth quarter of 2007, the company reclassified the operations of the synthetic fuels businesses and coal terminal services as discontinued operations. The discontinued operations of these businesses and other previously divested businesses increased earnings per share by $0.01 for the fourth quarter of 2007 and increased earnings per share by $0.59 for the same period last year. See page S-4 of the supplemental data for further information on the impact of discontinued operations. Due to disposition of these assets, management does not view this activity as representative of the ongoing operations of the company. Contingent Value Obligation (CVO) Mark-to-Market In connection with the acquisition of Florida Progress Corporation, Progress Energy issued 98.6 million CVOs. Each CVO represents the right of the holder to receive contingent payments based on after-tax cash flows above certain levels of four synthetic fuels facilities purchased by subsidiaries of Florida Progress Corporation in October 1999. The CVO liability is valued at fair value, and unrealized gains and losses from changes in fair value are recognized in earnings each quarter. The CVO mark-to-market had no impact on earnings for the fourth quarter of 2007 and had no impact for the same period last year. Progress Energy is unable to predict the changes in the fair value of the CVOs and, management does not consider the adjustment to be a component of ongoing earnings. Loss on Redemptions of Debt On Nov. 27, 2006, Progress Energy redeemed the entire outstanding $350 million principal amount of its 6.05% Senior Notes due April 15, 2007, and the entire outstanding $400 million principal amount of its 5.85% Senior Notes due Oct. 30, 2008. On Dec. 6, 2006, Progress Energy repurchased, pursuant to a tender offer, $550 million, or approximately 44 percent, of the aggregate principal amount of its 7.10% Senior Notes due March 1, 2011. The company recognized a total pre-tax loss of $59 million in conjunction with these redemptions. The loss on the redemptions decreased earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2006 by $0.14. This loss is of a non-recurring nature and is not representative of the ongoing operations of the company. **** This earnings announcement, as well as a package of detailed financial information, is available on the company's Web site at http://www.progress-energy.com. Progress Energy's conference call with the investment community will be held Feb. 14, 2008, at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT). Investors, media and the public may listen to the conference call by dialing 913-312-0690, confirmation code 7149974. If you encounter problems, please contact Investor Relations at (919) 546-2233. A playback of the call will be available from 1 p.m. EST Feb. 14 through midnight Feb. 28. To listen to the recorded call, dial 719-457-0820 and enter confirmation code 7149974. A webcast of the live conference call will be available at http://www.progress-energy.com/webcast. The webcast will be available in Windows Media format. The webcast will be archived on the site for at least 30 days following the call for those unable to listen in real time. Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $10 billion in annual revenues. The company includes two major utilities that serve more than 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. Progress Energy is the 2006 recipient of the Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award, the industry's highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence. The company also is the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder's Award for customer service. Progress Energy serves two fast-growing areas of the country, and the company is pursuing a balanced approach to meeting the future energy needs of the region. That balance includes increased energy efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. For more information about Progress Energy, visit the company's Web site at http://www.progress-energy.com. Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information: This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The matters discussed in this document involve estimates, projections, goals, forecasts, assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward- looking statements. Examples of factors that you should consider with respect to any forward- looking statements made throughout this document include, but are not limited to, the following: the impact of fluid and complex laws and regulations, including those relating to the environment and the Energy Policy Act of 2005; the anticipated future need for additional baseload generation and associated transmission facilities in our regulated service territories and the accompanying regulatory and financial risks; the financial resources and capital needed to comply with environmental laws and renewable energy portfolio standards and our ability to recover related eligible costs under cost-recovery clauses or base rates; our ability to meet current and future renewable energy requirements; the inherent risks associated with the operation of nuclear facilities, including environmental, health, regulatory and financial risks; the impact on our facilities and businesses from a terrorist attack; weather and drought conditions that directly influence the production, delivery and demand for electricity; recurring seasonal fluctuations in demand for electricity; the ability to recover in a timely manner, if at all, costs associated with future significant weather events through the regulatory process; economic fluctuations and the corresponding impact on our customers, including downturns in the housing and consumer credit markets; fluctuations in the price of energy commodities and purchased power and our ability to recover such costs through the regulatory process; the Progress Registrants' ability to control costs, including operations and maintenance (O&M) and large construction projects; the ability of our subsidiaries to pay upstream dividends or distributions to the Parent; the ability to successfully access capital markets on favorable terms; the impact that increases in leverage may have on each of the Progress Registrants; the Progress Registrants' ability to maintain their current credit ratings and the impact on the Progress Registrants' financial condition and ability to meet their cash and other financial obligations in the event their credit ratings are downgraded; our ability to fully utilize tax credits generated from the previous production and sale of qualifying synthetic fuels under Internal Revenue Code Section 29/45K (Section 29/45K); the investment performance of our pension and benefit plans; the outcome of any ongoing or future litigation or similar disputes and the impact of any such outcome or related settlements; and unanticipated changes in operating expenses and capital expenditures. Many of these risks similarly impact our nonreporting subsidiaries. These and other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All such factors are difficult to predict, contain uncertainties that may materially affect actual results and may be beyond our control. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor can it assess the effect of each such factor on us. Any forward-looking statement is based on information current as of the date of this document and speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.
PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2007 UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS of INCOME Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, (in millions, except per share data) 2007 2006 2007 2006 Operating revenues $2,202 $2,057 $9,153 $8,724 Operating expenses Fuel used in electric generation 764 749 3,145 3,008 Purchased power 290 220 1,184 1,100 Operation and maintenance 505 367 1,842 1,583 Depreciation and amortization 240 304 905 1,011 Taxes other than on income 117 120 501 500 Other 2 7 30 35 Total operating expenses 1,918 1,767 7,607 7,237 Operating income 284 290 1,546 1,487 Other income (expense) Interest income 14 23 34 59 Other, net 16 (16) 44 (16) Total other income 30 7 78 43 Interest charges Net interest charges 162 160 605 631 Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction (5) (3) (17) (7) Total interest charges, net 157 157 588 624 Income from continuing operations before income tax and minority interest 157 140 1,036 906 Income tax expense 55 34 334 339 Income from continuing operations before minority interest 102 106 702 567 Minority interest in subsidiaries' income, net of tax (1) - (9) (16) Income from continuing operations 101 106 693 551 Discontinued operations, net of tax 2 148 (189) 20 Net income $103 $254 $504 $571 Average common shares outstanding - basic 257 252 256 250 Basic earnings per common share Income from continuing operations $0.39 $0.42 $2.71 $2.20 Discontinued operations, net of tax 0.01 0.59 (0.74) 0.08 Net income $0.40 $1.01 $1.97 $2.28 Diluted earnings per common share Income from continuing operations $0.39 $0.42 $2.70 $2.20 Discontinued operations, net of tax 0.01 0.59 (0.74) 0.08 Net income $0.40 $1.01 $1.96 $2.28 Dividends declared per common share $0.615 $0.610 $2.45 $2.43 This financial information should be read in conjunction with the Company's Annual Report to shareholders. These statements have been prepared for the purpose of providing information concerning the Company and not in connection with any sale, offer for sale, or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in millions) December 31, December 31, 2007 2006 ASSETS Utility plant Utility plant in service $25,327 $23,743 Accumulated depreciation (10,895) (10,064) Utility plant in service, net 14,432 13,679 Held for future use 37 10 Construction work in progress 1,765 1,289 Nuclear fuel, net of amortization 371 267 Total utility plant, net 16,605 15,245 Current assets Cash and cash equivalents 255 265 Short-term investments 1 71 Receivables, net 903 930 Inventory 994 936 Deferred fuel cost 154 196 Deferred income taxes 27 142 Assets of discontinued operations 52 966 Derivative assets 296 1 Prepayments and other current assets 93 107 Total current assets 2,775 3,614 Deferred debits and other assets Regulatory assets 931 1,231 Nuclear decommissioning trust funds 1,384 1,287 Miscellaneous other property and investments 448 465 Goodwill 3,655 3,655 Derivative assets 109 2 Other assets and deferred debits 379 208 Total deferred debits and other assets 6,906 6,848 Total assets $26,286 $25,707 CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES Common stock equity Common stock without par value, 500 million shares authorized, 260 and 256 million shares issued and outstanding, respectively $6,028 $5,791 Unearned ESOP shares (2 million shares) (37) (50) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (34) (49) Retained earnings 2,465 2,594 Total common stock equity 8,422 8,286 Preferred stock of subsidiaries - not subject to mandatory redemption 93 93 Minority interest 84 10 Long-term debt, affiliate 271 271 Long-term debt, net 8,466 8,564 Total capitalization 17,336 17,224 Current liabilities Current portion of long-term debt 877 324 Short-term debt 201 - Accounts payable 789 712 Interest accrued 173 171 Dividends declared 160 156 Customer deposits 255 227 Regulatory liabilities 173 76 Liabilities of discontinued operations 8 248 Income taxes accrued 8 284 Other current liabilities 604 622 Total current liabilities 3,248 2,820 Deferred credits and other liabilities Noncurrent income tax liabilities 361 312 Accumulated deferred investment tax credits 139 151 Regulatory liabilities 2,539 2,543 Asset retirement obligations 1,378 1,304 Accrued pension and other benefits 763 957 Capital lease obligations 239 70 Other liabilities and deferred credits 283 326 Total deferred credits and other liabilities 5,702 5,663 Commitments and contingencies Total capitalization and liabilities $26,286 $25,707 PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS of CASH FLOWS (in millions) Years Ended December 31 2007 2006 Operating activities Net income $504 $571 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Impairment of assets - 174 Depreciation and amortization 1,026 1,190 Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits, net 177 (251) Deferred fuel cost 117 396 Deferred income (128) (69) Other adjustments to net income 124 88 Cash provided (used) by changes in operating assets and liabilities Receivables 41 78 Inventory (11) (168) Prepayments and other current assets (211) (92) Income taxes, net (275) 197 Accounts payable (34) 16 Other current liabilities 150 (30) Other assets and deferred debits (221) (60) Other liabilities and deferred credits (7) (39) Net cash provided by operating activities 1,252 2,001 Investing activities Gross property additions (1,973) (1,572) Nuclear fuel additions (228) (114) Proceeds from sales of discontinued operations and other assets, net of cash divested 675 1,657 Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments (1,413) (2,452) Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments 1,452 2,631 Other investing activities 30 (23) Net cash (used) provided by investing activities (1,457) 127 Financing activities Issuance of common stock 151 185 Dividends paid on common stock (627) (607) Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt with original maturities greater than 90 days 176 - Net increase (decrease) in short-term debt 25 (175) Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net 739 397 Retirement of long-term debt (324) (2,200) Other financing activities 55 (68) Net cash provided (used) by financing activities 195 (2,468) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (10) (340) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 265 605 Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $255 $265 Progress Energy, Inc. Earnings Variances Fourth Quarter 2007 vs. 2006 Regulated Utilities Corporate and Other ($ per share) Carolinas Florida Businesses 2006 GAAP earnings 0.42 0.25 (0.18) Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01) (0.02) Discontinued operations (0.01) Loss on debt redemption 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 0.42 0.24 (0.07) Weather - retail 0.02 0.02 Other retail - growth and usage 0.02 Wholesale 0.03 0.02 O&M (0.09) (0.08) O&M - environmental (0.04) Other 0.01 0.01 Joint owner indemnification (0.07) AFUDC equity 0.03 Depreciation & Amortization 0.05 Interest charges 0.03 (0.04) 0.01 Net diversified business (0.04) Taxes (0.03) 0.01 (0.04) Share dilution (0.01) (0.01) 2007 ongoing earnings 0.34 0.20 (0.14) Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01) (0.01) 0.01 Discontinued operations 2007 GAAP earnings 0.33 0.19 (0.13) Core Non-Core ($ per share) Business Businesses Consolidated 2006 GAAP earnings 0.49 0.52 1.01 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.03)A (0.03) Discontinued operations (0.01)B (0.58)B (0.59) Loss on debt redemption 0.14 C 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 0.59 (0.06) 0.53 Weather - retail 0.04 0.04 Other retail - growth and usage 0.02 0.02 Wholesale 0.05 D 0.05 O&M (0.17)E (0.17) O&M - environmental (0.04)F (0.04) Other 0.02 0.02 Joint owner indemnification (0.07)G (0.07) AFUDC equity 0.03 H 0.03 Depreciation & Amortization 0.05 I 0.05 Interest charges - J - Net diversified business (0.04)K 0.06 K 0.02 Taxes (0.06)L (0.06) Share dilution (0.02) (0.02) 2007 ongoing earnings 0.40 0.00 0.40 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01)A (0.01) Discontinued operations 0.01 B 0.01 2007 GAAP earnings 0.39 0.01 0.40 Corporate and Other Businesses includes small subsidiaries, Holding Company interest expense, CVO mark-to-market, intraperiod tax allocations, purchase accounting transactions and corporate eliminations. Ongoing losses of Non-Core Businesses are included in the Corporate and Other segment for GAAP reporting purposes. A - Intraperiod income tax allocation impact, related to cyclical nature of energy demand/earnings and timing of synthetic fuels tax credits. B - Discontinued operations from sales of 1) CCO operations 2) Gas operations 3) Rowan & DeSoto operations 4) Progress Telecom 5) Coal Mining businesses 6) Rail operations 7) Dixie Fuels and other fuels businesses and 8) Terminals operations and Synthetic Fuels businesses. C - Corporate and Other -- Loss associated with the redemptions of a total of $1.3 billion of Senior Notes in the fourth quarter of 2006. D - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to higher excess generation margin and higher margin and capacity revenues with a major customer due to favorable weather. Florida -- Favorable primarily due to increased usage and capacity under contracts with two major customers. E - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs. F - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to the reversal of environmental remediation expenses pursuant to regulatory orders in 2006. G - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to the prior year reclassification of loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of joint owner's indemnification agreement. This expense was reclassified as Clean Smokestacks amortization in the prior year. H - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to AFUDC equity related to costs associated with large construction projects. I - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to a decrease in Clean Smokestacks Act amortization, partially offset by additional depreciation expense associated with PEC's accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets and a charge to reduce GridSouth development costs. J - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to the prior year interest adjustment related to tax matters and the impact of decreased average long-term debt. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the impact of increased average long-term debt. K - Corporate and Other -- Unfavorable primarily due to lower interest income at the holding company. Non-Core Businesses -- Favorable primarily due to a decrease in the allocation of corporate overhead as a result of the divestitures completed during 2006. These operations are included in the Corporate and Other segment for GAAP reporting purposes. L - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates. Florida -- Favorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates. Corporate and Other -- Unfavorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates. Progress Energy, Inc. Earnings Variances Year-to-Date 2007 vs. 2006 Regulated Utilities Corporate and Other ($ per share) Carolinas Florida Businesses 2006 GAAP earnings 1.81 1.31 (0.65) Discontinued operations (0.08) CVO mark-to-market 0.10 Loss on debt redemption 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 1.81 1.31 (0.49) Weather - retail 0.14 Other retail - growth and usage 0.05 0.02 Other retail margin 0.09 Wholesale 0.01 0.07 O&M (0.22) (0.15) Other operating expenses (0.02) Other (0.01) Joint owner indemnification (0.04) AFUDC equity 0.02 0.09 Depreciation & Amortization 0.12 (0.04) Interest charges 0.01 (0.07) 0.12 Net diversified business (0.10) Taxes 0.06 0.10 Share dilution (0.04) (0.03) 2007 ongoing earnings 1.95 1.23 (0.37) Discontinued operations CVO mark-to-market (0.01) 2007 GAAP earnings 1.95 1.23 (0.38) Core Non-Core ($ per share) Business Businesses Consolidated 2006 GAAP earnings 2.47 (0.19) 2.28 Discontinued operations (0.08)A (0.08) CVO mark-to-market 0.10 B 0.10 Loss on debt redemption 0.14 C 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 2.63 (0.19) 2.44 Weather - retail 0.14 0.14 Other retail - growth and usage 0.07 0.07 Other retail margin 0.09 D 0.09 Wholesale 0.08 E 0.08 O&M (0.37)F (0.37) Other operating expenses (0.02)G (0.02) Other (0.01) (0.01) Joint owner indemnification (0.04)H (0.04) AFUDC equity 0.11 I 0.11 Depreciation & Amortization 0.08 J 0.08 Interest charges 0.06 K 0.06 Net diversified business (0.10)L 0.10 L - Taxes 0.16 M 0.16 Share dilution (0.07) (0.07) 2007 ongoing earnings 2.81 (0.09) 2.72 Discontinued operations (0.74)A (0.74) CVO mark-to-market (0.01)B (0.01) 2007 GAAP earnings 2.80 (0.83) 1.97 Corporate and Other Businesses includes small subsidiaries, Holding Company interest expense, CVO mark-to-market, intraperiod tax allocations, purchase accounting transactions and corporate eliminations. Ongoing losses of Non-Core Businesses are included in the Corporate and Other segment for GAAP reporting purposes. A - Discontinued operations from sales of 1) CCO operations 2) Gas operations 3) Rowan & DeSoto operations 4) Progress Telecom 5) Coal Mining businesses 6) Rail operations 7) Dixie Fuels and other fuels businesses and 8) Terminals operations and Synthetic Fuels businesses. B - Corporate and Other -- Impact of change in fair value of outstanding CVOs. C - Corporate and Other -- Loss associated with the redemptions of a total of $1.3 billion of Senior Notes in the fourth quarter of 2006. D - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to the impact of non-fuel clause purchased power. E - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to increased usage and capacity under contracts with two major customers. F - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs. G - Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the disallowance of fuel costs, partially offset by the gains on property sales. H - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to the prior year reclassification of loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of joint owner's indemnification agreement. This expense was reclassified as Clean Smokestacks amortization in the prior year. I - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to AFUDC equity related to costs associated with large construction projects. J - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to a decrease in Clean Smokestacks Act amortization, partially offset by additional depreciation expense associated with PEC's accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets, a charge to reduce GridSouth development costs and the impact of depreciable base increases. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the impact of increases in depreciable base and the write-off of leasehold improvements primarily related to vacated office space. K - Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the impact of increased average long-term debt in the current year and unfavorable net interest recognized on pass-through clauses. Corporate and Other -- Favorable primarily due to the net $1.7 billion reduction in holding company debt in 2006, partially offset by a decrease in the interest allocated to discontinued operations. L - Corporate and Other - Unfavorable primarily due to the 2006 gain on the sale of Level 3 stock received as part of the Progress Telecom sale and lower interest income at the holding company. Non-Core Businesses - Favorable primarily due to a decrease in the allocation of corporate overhead as a result of the divestitures completed during 2006. M - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates and the closure of certain tax years and positions. Corporate and Other -- Favorable primarily due to closure of certain tax years and positions related to divested subsidiaries, changes in income tax estimates and the impact related to the deduction for domestic production activities. Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-3 Unaudited - Data is not weather-adjusted Three Months Ended December 31, 2007 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $359 $565 $924 Commercial 267 289 556 Industrial 182 82 264 Governmental 25 80 105 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - - Total Retail 833 1,016 1,849 Wholesale 194 119 313 Unbilled (4) (25) (29) Miscellaneous revenue 22 43 65 Total Electric $1,045 $1,153 $2,198 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 3,765 4,765 8,530 Commercial 3,350 3,059 6,409 Industrial 2,985 978 3,963 Governmental 358 880 1,238 Total Retail 10,458 9,682 20,140 Wholesale 4,004 1,560 5,564 Unbilled 23 (831) (808) Total Electric 14,485 10,411 24,896 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 7,504 4,939 12,443 nuclear 6,334 1,063 7,397 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 304 2,145 2,449 hydro 48 - 48 Purchased 852 2,837 3,689 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 15,042 10,984 26,026 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 995 103 - Normal 1,193 192 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 153 553 - Normal 67 455 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS ($0.02) ($0.01) ($0.02) Three Months Ended December 31, 2006 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $329 $540 $869 Commercial 245 282 527 Industrial 176 82 258 Governmental 22 78 100 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - - Total Retail 772 982 1,754 Wholesale 156 84 240 Unbilled 20 (25) (5) Miscellaneous revenue 22 45 67 Total Electric $970 $1,086 $2,056 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 3,518 4,596 8,114 Commercial 3,113 2,935 6,048 Industrial 3,004 987 3,991 Governmental 338 844 1,182 Total Retail 9,973 9,362 19,335 Wholesale 3,324 1,191 4,515 Unbilled 257 (765) (508) Total Electric 13,554 9,788 23,342 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 6,414 4,536 10,950 nuclear 6,301 1,736 8,037 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 316 1,733 2,049 hydro 155 - 155 Purchased 880 2,352 3,232 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 14,066 10,357 24,423 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 1,069 144 - Normal 1,205 192 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 54 433 - Normal 67 455 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS ($0.04) ($0.02) ($0.06) Percentage Change From December 31, 2006 Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential 9.1 % 4.6 % Commercial 9.0 2.5 Industrial 3.4 - Governmental 13.6 2.6 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - Total Retail 7.9 3.5 Wholesale 24.4 41.7 Unbilled - - Miscellaneous revenue - (4.4) Total Electric 7.7 % 6.2 % Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 7.0 % 3.7 % Commercial 7.6 4.2 Industrial (0.6) (0.9) Governmental 5.9 4.3 Total Retail 4.9 3.4 Wholesale 20.5 31.0 Unbilled - - Total Electric 6.9 % 6.4 % Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam nuclear combustion turbines/ combined cycle hydro Purchased Total Energy Supply (Company Share) Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual (6.9)% (28.5)% - Normal Cooling Degree Days - Actual 183.3 % 27.7 % - Normal Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2007 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $1,613 $2,363 $3,976 Commercial 1,107 1,153 2,260 Industrial 716 318 1,034 Governmental 98 304 402 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - - Total Retail 3,534 4,138 7,672 Wholesale 754 434 1,188 Unbilled - 4 4 Miscellaneous revenue 96 173 269 Total Electric $4,384 $4,749 $9,133 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 17,200 19,912 37,112 Commercial 14,032 12,183 26,215 Industrial 11,901 3,820 15,721 Governmental 1,438 3,367 4,805 Total Retail 44,571 39,282 83,853 Wholesale 15,309 5,930 21,239 Unbilled (55) 88 33 Total Electric 59,825 45,300 105,125 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 30,770 20,393 51,163 nuclear 24,212 6,124 30,336 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 2,960 10,359 13,319 hydro 415 - 415 Purchased 3,901 11,093 14,994 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 62,258 47,969 110,227 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 2,849 425 - Normal 3,086 578 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 1,945 3,088 - Normal 1,672 2,981 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS $0.04 ($0.04) $0.00 Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2006 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $1,462 $2,361 $3,823 Commercial 1,004 1,152 2,156 Industrial 711 346 1,057 Governmental 91 301 392 Provision for retail revenue sharing - 1 1 Total Retail 3,268 4,161 7,429 Wholesale 720 319 1,039 Unbilled (1) (5) (6) Miscellaneous revenue 98 164 262 Total Electric $4,085 $4,639 $8,724 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 16,259 20,021 36,280 Commercial 13,358 11,975 25,333 Industrial 12,393 4,160 16,553 Governmental 1,419 3,276 4,695 Total Retail 43,429 39,432 82,861 Wholesale 14,584 4,533 19,117 Unbilled (137) (234) (371) Total Electric 57,876 43,731 101,607 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 28,985 19,785 48,770 nuclear 24,220 6,382 30,602 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 2,106 9,751 11,857 hydro 594 - 594 Purchased 4,229 10,435 14,664 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 60,134 46,353 106,487 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 2,833 442 - Normal 3,139 578 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 1,622 3,009 - Normal 1,672 2,983 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS ($0.09) ($0.04) ($0.13) Percentage Change From December 31, 2006 Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential 10.3 % 0.1 % Commercial 10.3 0.1 Industrial 0.7 (8.1) Governmental 7.7 1.0 Provision for retail revenue sharing - (100.0) Total Retail 8.1 (0.6) Wholesale 4.7 36.1 Unbilled - - Miscellaneous revenue (2.0) 5.5 Total Electric 7.3 % 2.4 % Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 5.8 % (0.5)% Commercial 5.0 1.7 Industrial (4.0) (8.2) Governmental 1.3 2.8 Total Retail 2.6 (0.4) Wholesale 5.0 30.8 Unbilled - - Total Electric 3.4 % 3.6 % Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam nuclear combustion turbines/ combined cycle hydro Purchased Total Energy Supply (Company Share) Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 0.6 % (3.8)% - Normal Cooling Degree Days - Actual 19.9 % 2.6 % - Normal Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-4 Unaudited Financial Statistics December 31, 2007 December 31, 2006 Return on average common stock equity (12 months ended) 6.0 % 7.0 % Book value per common share $32.66 $32.71 Capitalization Common stock equity 45.7 % 47.2 % Preferred stock of subsidiary and minority interest 1.0 % 0.6 % Total debt 53.3 % 52.2 % Total Capitalization 100.0 % 100.0 % Impact of Discontinued Operations Twelve months ended (Earnings per share) December 31, 2007 December 31, 2006 CCO Operations ($1.04) ($1.13) Coal Mine Operations (0.04) (0.05) Gas Operations 0.01 1.53 Terminals and Synthetic Fuels 0.32 (0.15) Progress Telecom - 0.11 Rowan and DeSoto Plants - (0.23) Rail - (0.03) Other 0.01 0.03 Total ($0.74) $0.08

SOURCE Progress Energy
    RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 
     Highlights:
 
       Fourth Quarter 2007
 
          * Reports fourth-quarter GAAP earnings of $0.40 per share, compared
            to earnings of $1.01 per share for the same period last year,
            primarily due to the impact of divestitures
          * Reports core ongoing earnings of $0.40 per share, compared to $0.59
            per share for the same period last year, due primarily to higher
            O&M, partially offset by lower depreciation and amortization and
            higher wholesale sales
 
       Full Year 2007
 
          * Reports 2007 GAAP earnings of $1.97 per share, compared to $2.28
            per share in 2006, primarily due to the impact of divestitures
          * Reports core ongoing earnings of $2.81 per share, compared to $2.63
            per share for the same period last year, reflecting lower income
            taxes, favorable weather, favorable AFUDC equity and lower
            depreciation and amortization, partially offset by higher O&M
          * Reaffirms 2008 ongoing earnings target of $3.05 per share, with a
            range of 10 cents on either side of the target
 
     Progress Energy (NYSE:   PGN) announced fourth-quarter GAAP earnings of
 $103 million, or $0.40 per share, compared with GAAP earnings of $254
 million, or $1.01 per share, for the same period last year, primarily due
 to the impact of divestitures. Fourth-quarter ongoing earnings were $104
 million, or $0.40 per share, compared to $134 million, or $0.53 per share,
 last year. The unfavorable quarter-over-quarter variance in ongoing
 earnings is due primarily to higher O&M expenses, partially offset by lower
 depreciation and amortization and higher wholesale sales. (See the
 discussion later in this release for a reconciliation of GAAP earnings per
 share to ongoing earnings per share.)
 
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     Progress Energy also announced full-year GAAP earnings of $504 million,
 or $1.97 per share, compared with GAAP earnings of $571 million, or $2.28
 per share, for the same period last year, primarily due to the impact of
 divestitures. Full-year ongoing earnings were $695 million, or $2.72 per
 share, compared to $611 million, or $2.44 per share, last year. Core
 ongoing earnings, which primarily include the company's utility operations,
 were $2.81 per share, compared with $2.63 per share last year. The company
 benefited from lower income taxes, favorable weather, favorable AFUDC
 equity and lower depreciation and amortization, which were partially offset
 by higher O&M expenses.
 
     Non-core ongoing losses, which include the allocation of corporate
 overhead costs associated with divested businesses, were $0.09 per share,
 compared with losses of $0.19 per share last year. (See the discussion
 later in this release for a reconciliation of GAAP earnings per share to
 ongoing earnings per share.)
 
     "During a year of transition, Progress Energy successfully met its core
 ongoing earnings target in 2007," said Bill Johnson, chairman, president
 and CEO. "We also completed our restructuring plan, reduced our risk
 profile, and our employees achieved excellence in plant operations, service
 reliability and customer service.
 
     "Upon the closing of the coal mine and river terminals sale agreement,
 we will become the nation's largest pure-play regulated electric utility,
 with a clear, achievable strategy for long-term success. We are adapting
 well to an industry being shaped by the issue of climate change and the
 growing demand for energy. Our company is well positioned to enter an era
 of expansion and growth in our utilities, with a balanced approach that
 emphasizes energy efficiency, the use of alternative and renewable energy
 sources and state-of- the-art power plants," Johnson said.
 
     2008 ONGOING EARNINGS GUIDANCE
 
     "Progress Energy is continuing to deliver on our strategy to generate
 solid earnings growth through our two utilities," Johnson said. "Based on
 our business plan for 2008, we have set an ongoing earnings target of $3.05
 per share, with a range of 10 cents above and below the target. We continue
 to expect to achieve our dividend payout goal of 80 percent by the end of
 this year, which will put us on track to achieve our long-term payout ratio
 goal of 70 percent to 75 percent."
 
     The 2008 ongoing earnings guidance excludes any impacts from the CVO
 mark- to-market adjustment, potential impairments and discontinued
 operations. Progress Energy is not able to provide a corresponding GAAP
 equivalent for the 2008 earnings guidance figures due to the uncertain
 nature and amount of these adjustments.
 
 
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS - Increased quarterly dividend to 61.5 cents per share from 61 cents per share, representing the 20th consecutive year of dividend growth. - Announced agreements to sell the remaining coal mine and river terminals associated with the synthetic fuels business for $94 million, marking the final divestiture of the company's restructuring plan. - Placed into service Progress Energy Florida's Hines Unit 4, a combined- cycle plant with approximately 475 MW of capacity. - Received regulatory approval to lower the fuel factor for Progress Energy Florida customers by $163 million, effective January 2008. - Set a new generation record for Progress Energy Carolinas' Harris Nuclear Plant of more than 7.8 million MWH in 2007, the most power generated during a year with a scheduled refueling outage in its 20 years of operation. - Opened Florida's second hydrogen fueling station with corporate and community partners. - Filed a comprehensive energy plan with the N.C. Utilities Commission and the S.C. Public Service Commission as part of the company's goal of displacing 2,000 MW of generation through energy efficiency and demand- side management. - Launched "Year of Energy" program with NC GreenPower at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. to purchase all the power generated by the solar panels and integrate it into the power generated on behalf of our customers. - Partnered with the Asheville Regional Airport Authority and Charah, Inc. on a project that will use ash recovered from Progress Energy Carolinas' Asheville Plant as a structural fill material for an airport expansion project. - Signed second waste-wood biomass contract at Progress Energy Florida with Biomass Gas & Electric LLC (BG&E) to purchase electricity from the plant. Press releases regarding various announcements are available on the company's Web site at: http://www.progress-energy.com/aboutus/news. 2007 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS Below are the fourth-quarter and year-end 2007 highlights for the company's business units. See the reconciliation tables on pages S-1 and S-2 of the supplemental data for a reconciliation of GAAP earnings per share to ongoing earnings per share. Also see the attached supplemental data schedules for additional information on Progress Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy Florida electric revenues, energy sales, energy supply, weather impacts and other information.
QUARTER-OVER-QUARTER CORE ONGOING EPS VARIANCE ANALYSIS Progress Energy Carolinas * Reported ongoing earnings per share of $0.34, compared with $0.42 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $0.33, compared with $0.42 for the same period last year. * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.16 lower Clean Smokestacks amortization - $0.03 wholesale sales - $0.03 interest expense primarily due to a tax-related adjustment and decreased average debt outstanding - $0.02 other * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.10) depreciation associated with the accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets - $(0.09) O&M primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs - $(0.07) prior-year reclassification of a loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of the joint owner's indemnification - $(0.04) prior-year reversal of environmental accruals pursuant to regulatory orders - $(0.02) charge to amortization expense to reduce GridSouth regional transmission organization development costs Progress Energy Florida * Reported ongoing earnings per share of $0.20, compared with $0.24 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $0.19, compared with $0.25 for the same period last year. * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.03 AFUDC equity related to an increase in large construction projects - $0.02 weather - $0.02 wholesale sales - $0.01 other * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.08) O&M primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs - $(0.04) interest expense primarily due to increased average debt outstanding and higher net interest recognized on pass through clauses Corporate and Other Businesses (includes primarily Holding Company Debt) * Reported ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.14 per share compared with ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.07 per share for the same period last year; GAAP after-tax expenses of $0.13 per share, compared with after- tax expenses of $0.18 per share for the same period last year. * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.01 interest expense * Reported primary quarter-over-quarter ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.04) primarily due to lower interest income at the holding company - $(0.04) primarily due to changes in income tax estimates YEAR-OVER-YEAR CORE ONGOING EPS VARIANCE ANALYSIS Progress Energy Carolinas * Reported year-to-date ongoing earnings per share of $1.95, compared with $1.81 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $1.95, compared with $1.81 for the same period last year. * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.25 lower Clean Smokestacks amortization - $0.14 weather - $0.09 other retail margin - $0.05 growth and usage * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.22) O&M due primarily to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs - $(0.10) depreciation associated with the accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets - $(0.04) prior-year reclassification of a loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of the joint owner's indemnification - $(0.02) charge to amortization expense to reduce GridSouth regional transmission organization development costs - $(0.01) other * Added 28,000 customers (net) during the last 12 months. Progress Energy Florida * Reported year-to-date ongoing earnings per share of $1.23, compared with $1.31 for the same period last year; GAAP earnings per share of $1.23, compared with $1.31 for the same period last year. * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.09 AFUDC equity related to an increase in large construction projects - $0.07 wholesale sales - $0.02 growth and usage * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.15) O&M primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs - $(0.07) interest expense primarily due to increased average debt outstanding to fund capital projects and higher net interest recognized on pass through clauses - $(0.04) depreciation and amortization due to an increased depreciable base and a write-off of leasehold improvements * Added 23,000 customers (net) during the last 12 months. Corporate and Other Businesses (includes primarily Holding Company Debt) * Reported year-to-date ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.37 per share, compared with ongoing after-tax expenses of $0.49 per share last year; GAAP after-tax expenses of $0.38 per share, compared with after-tax expenses of $0.65 per share last year. * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share favorability of: - $0.12 interest expense primarily due to reducing holding company debt in late 2006 - $0.10 income tax expense primarily due to the closure of certain tax years and positions related to divested subsidiaries * Reported primary year-over-year ongoing earnings per share unfavorability of: - $(0.10) primarily due to the prior year gain on the sale of Level 3 stock and lower interest income at the holding company ONGOING EARNINGS ADJUSTMENTS Progress Energy's management uses ongoing earnings per share to evaluate the operations of the company and to establish goals for management and employees. Management believes this presentation is appropriate and enables investors to more accurately compare the company's ongoing financial performance over the periods presented. Ongoing earnings as presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The following tables provide a reconciliation of ongoing earnings per share to reported GAAP earnings per share.
Progress Energy, Inc. Reconciliation of Ongoing Earnings per Share to Reported GAAP Earnings per Share Three months ended December 31 2007 2006* Core Non-core Total Core Non-core Total Ongoing earnings per share $0.40 $. $0.40 $0.59 $(0.06) $0.53 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01) . (0.01) 0.03 . 0.03 Discontinued operations . 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.58 0.59 Loss on debt redemptions . . . (0.14) . (0.14) Reported GAAP earnings per share $0.39 $0.01 $0.40 $0.49 $0.52 $1.01 Shares outstanding (millions) 257 252 * Previously reported 2006 results have been restated to reflect discontinued operations. Progress Energy, Inc. Reconciliation of Ongoing Earnings per Share to Reported GAAP Earnings per Share Twelve months ended December 31 2007 2006* Core Non-core Total Core Non-core Total Ongoing earnings per share $2.81 $(0.09) $2.72 $2.63 $(0.19) $2.44 CVO mark-to-market (0.01) . (0.01) (0.10) - (0.10) Discontinued operations . (0.74) (0.74) 0.08 - 0.08 Loss on debt redemption . . . (0.14) . (0.14) Reported GAAP earnings per share $2.80 $(0.83) $1.97 $2.47 $(0.19) $2.28 Shares outstanding (millions) 256 250 * Previously reported 2006 results have been restated to reflect discontinued operations. Reconciling adjustments from GAAP earnings to ongoing earnings are as follows: Intraperiod Tax Allocation Generally accepted accounting principles require companies to apply an effective tax rate to interim periods that is consistent with a company's estimated annual tax rate. The tax credits generated from synthetic fuels operations reduce Progress Energy's overall effective tax rate. The company's synthetic fuels sales are not subject to seasonal fluctuations to the same extent as the electric utility earnings. The company projects the effective tax rate for the year and then, based upon projected operating income for each quarter, raises or lowers the tax expense recorded in that quarter to reflect the projected tax rate. On the other hand, operating losses incurred to produce the tax credits are included in the current quarter. The resulting tax adjustment decreased earnings per share by $0.01 for the quarter and increased earnings per share by $0.03 for the same period last year, but has no impact on the company's annual earnings. Because this adjustment varies by quarter but has no impact on annual earnings, management believes this adjustment is not representative of the company's ongoing quarterly earnings. Discontinued Operations The company has reduced its business risk by exiting the majority of its nonregulated businesses to focus on the core operations of the utilities. The company divested, or announced divestitures, of multiple non-regulated businesses during 2007 and 2006 and the operations of these businesses were reclassified to discontinued operations. During the fourth quarter of 2007, the company reclassified the operations of the synthetic fuels businesses and coal terminal services as discontinued operations. The discontinued operations of these businesses and other previously divested businesses increased earnings per share by $0.01 for the fourth quarter of 2007 and increased earnings per share by $0.59 for the same period last year. See page S-4 of the supplemental data for further information on the impact of discontinued operations. Due to disposition of these assets, management does not view this activity as representative of the ongoing operations of the company. Contingent Value Obligation (CVO) Mark-to-Market In connection with the acquisition of Florida Progress Corporation, Progress Energy issued 98.6 million CVOs. Each CVO represents the right of the holder to receive contingent payments based on after-tax cash flows above certain levels of four synthetic fuels facilities purchased by subsidiaries of Florida Progress Corporation in October 1999. The CVO liability is valued at fair value, and unrealized gains and losses from changes in fair value are recognized in earnings each quarter. The CVO mark-to-market had no impact on earnings for the fourth quarter of 2007 and had no impact for the same period last year. Progress Energy is unable to predict the changes in the fair value of the CVOs and, management does not consider the adjustment to be a component of ongoing earnings. Loss on Redemptions of Debt On Nov. 27, 2006, Progress Energy redeemed the entire outstanding $350 million principal amount of its 6.05% Senior Notes due April 15, 2007, and the entire outstanding $400 million principal amount of its 5.85% Senior Notes due Oct. 30, 2008. On Dec. 6, 2006, Progress Energy repurchased, pursuant to a tender offer, $550 million, or approximately 44 percent, of the aggregate principal amount of its 7.10% Senior Notes due March 1, 2011. The company recognized a total pre-tax loss of $59 million in conjunction with these redemptions. The loss on the redemptions decreased earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2006 by $0.14. This loss is of a non-recurring nature and is not representative of the ongoing operations of the company. **** This earnings announcement, as well as a package of detailed financial information, is available on the company's Web site at http://www.progress-energy.com. Progress Energy's conference call with the investment community will be held Feb. 14, 2008, at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT). Investors, media and the public may listen to the conference call by dialing 913-312-0690, confirmation code 7149974. If you encounter problems, please contact Investor Relations at (919) 546-2233. A playback of the call will be available from 1 p.m. EST Feb. 14 through midnight Feb. 28. To listen to the recorded call, dial 719-457-0820 and enter confirmation code 7149974. A webcast of the live conference call will be available at http://www.progress-energy.com/webcast. The webcast will be available in Windows Media format. The webcast will be archived on the site for at least 30 days following the call for those unable to listen in real time. Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $10 billion in annual revenues. The company includes two major utilities that serve more than 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. Progress Energy is the 2006 recipient of the Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award, the industry's highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence. The company also is the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder's Award for customer service. Progress Energy serves two fast-growing areas of the country, and the company is pursuing a balanced approach to meeting the future energy needs of the region. That balance includes increased energy efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. For more information about Progress Energy, visit the company's Web site at http://www.progress-energy.com. Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information: This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The matters discussed in this document involve estimates, projections, goals, forecasts, assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward- looking statements. Examples of factors that you should consider with respect to any forward- looking statements made throughout this document include, but are not limited to, the following: the impact of fluid and complex laws and regulations, including those relating to the environment and the Energy Policy Act of 2005; the anticipated future need for additional baseload generation and associated transmission facilities in our regulated service territories and the accompanying regulatory and financial risks; the financial resources and capital needed to comply with environmental laws and renewable energy portfolio standards and our ability to recover related eligible costs under cost-recovery clauses or base rates; our ability to meet current and future renewable energy requirements; the inherent risks associated with the operation of nuclear facilities, including environmental, health, regulatory and financial risks; the impact on our facilities and businesses from a terrorist attack; weather and drought conditions that directly influence the production, delivery and demand for electricity; recurring seasonal fluctuations in demand for electricity; the ability to recover in a timely manner, if at all, costs associated with future significant weather events through the regulatory process; economic fluctuations and the corresponding impact on our customers, including downturns in the housing and consumer credit markets; fluctuations in the price of energy commodities and purchased power and our ability to recover such costs through the regulatory process; the Progress Registrants' ability to control costs, including operations and maintenance (O&M) and large construction projects; the ability of our subsidiaries to pay upstream dividends or distributions to the Parent; the ability to successfully access capital markets on favorable terms; the impact that increases in leverage may have on each of the Progress Registrants; the Progress Registrants' ability to maintain their current credit ratings and the impact on the Progress Registrants' financial condition and ability to meet their cash and other financial obligations in the event their credit ratings are downgraded; our ability to fully utilize tax credits generated from the previous production and sale of qualifying synthetic fuels under Internal Revenue Code Section 29/45K (Section 29/45K); the investment performance of our pension and benefit plans; the outcome of any ongoing or future litigation or similar disputes and the impact of any such outcome or related settlements; and unanticipated changes in operating expenses and capital expenditures. Many of these risks similarly impact our nonreporting subsidiaries. These and other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All such factors are difficult to predict, contain uncertainties that may materially affect actual results and may be beyond our control. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor can it assess the effect of each such factor on us. Any forward-looking statement is based on information current as of the date of this document and speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.
PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2007 UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS of INCOME Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, (in millions, except per share data) 2007 2006 2007 2006 Operating revenues $2,202 $2,057 $9,153 $8,724 Operating expenses Fuel used in electric generation 764 749 3,145 3,008 Purchased power 290 220 1,184 1,100 Operation and maintenance 505 367 1,842 1,583 Depreciation and amortization 240 304 905 1,011 Taxes other than on income 117 120 501 500 Other 2 7 30 35 Total operating expenses 1,918 1,767 7,607 7,237 Operating income 284 290 1,546 1,487 Other income (expense) Interest income 14 23 34 59 Other, net 16 (16) 44 (16) Total other income 30 7 78 43 Interest charges Net interest charges 162 160 605 631 Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction (5) (3) (17) (7) Total interest charges, net 157 157 588 624 Income from continuing operations before income tax and minority interest 157 140 1,036 906 Income tax expense 55 34 334 339 Income from continuing operations before minority interest 102 106 702 567 Minority interest in subsidiaries' income, net of tax (1) - (9) (16) Income from continuing operations 101 106 693 551 Discontinued operations, net of tax 2 148 (189) 20 Net income $103 $254 $504 $571 Average common shares outstanding - basic 257 252 256 250 Basic earnings per common share Income from continuing operations $0.39 $0.42 $2.71 $2.20 Discontinued operations, net of tax 0.01 0.59 (0.74) 0.08 Net income $0.40 $1.01 $1.97 $2.28 Diluted earnings per common share Income from continuing operations $0.39 $0.42 $2.70 $2.20 Discontinued operations, net of tax 0.01 0.59 (0.74) 0.08 Net income $0.40 $1.01 $1.96 $2.28 Dividends declared per common share $0.615 $0.610 $2.45 $2.43 This financial information should be read in conjunction with the Company's Annual Report to shareholders. These statements have been prepared for the purpose of providing information concerning the Company and not in connection with any sale, offer for sale, or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in millions) December 31, December 31, 2007 2006 ASSETS Utility plant Utility plant in service $25,327 $23,743 Accumulated depreciation (10,895) (10,064) Utility plant in service, net 14,432 13,679 Held for future use 37 10 Construction work in progress 1,765 1,289 Nuclear fuel, net of amortization 371 267 Total utility plant, net 16,605 15,245 Current assets Cash and cash equivalents 255 265 Short-term investments 1 71 Receivables, net 903 930 Inventory 994 936 Deferred fuel cost 154 196 Deferred income taxes 27 142 Assets of discontinued operations 52 966 Derivative assets 296 1 Prepayments and other current assets 93 107 Total current assets 2,775 3,614 Deferred debits and other assets Regulatory assets 931 1,231 Nuclear decommissioning trust funds 1,384 1,287 Miscellaneous other property and investments 448 465 Goodwill 3,655 3,655 Derivative assets 109 2 Other assets and deferred debits 379 208 Total deferred debits and other assets 6,906 6,848 Total assets $26,286 $25,707 CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES Common stock equity Common stock without par value, 500 million shares authorized, 260 and 256 million shares issued and outstanding, respectively $6,028 $5,791 Unearned ESOP shares (2 million shares) (37) (50) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (34) (49) Retained earnings 2,465 2,594 Total common stock equity 8,422 8,286 Preferred stock of subsidiaries - not subject to mandatory redemption 93 93 Minority interest 84 10 Long-term debt, affiliate 271 271 Long-term debt, net 8,466 8,564 Total capitalization 17,336 17,224 Current liabilities Current portion of long-term debt 877 324 Short-term debt 201 - Accounts payable 789 712 Interest accrued 173 171 Dividends declared 160 156 Customer deposits 255 227 Regulatory liabilities 173 76 Liabilities of discontinued operations 8 248 Income taxes accrued 8 284 Other current liabilities 604 622 Total current liabilities 3,248 2,820 Deferred credits and other liabilities Noncurrent income tax liabilities 361 312 Accumulated deferred investment tax credits 139 151 Regulatory liabilities 2,539 2,543 Asset retirement obligations 1,378 1,304 Accrued pension and other benefits 763 957 Capital lease obligations 239 70 Other liabilities and deferred credits 283 326 Total deferred credits and other liabilities 5,702 5,663 Commitments and contingencies Total capitalization and liabilities $26,286 $25,707 PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS of CASH FLOWS (in millions) Years Ended December 31 2007 2006 Operating activities Net income $504 $571 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Impairment of assets - 174 Depreciation and amortization 1,026 1,190 Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits, net 177 (251) Deferred fuel cost 117 396 Deferred income (128) (69) Other adjustments to net income 124 88 Cash provided (used) by changes in operating assets and liabilities Receivables 41 78 Inventory (11) (168) Prepayments and other current assets (211) (92) Income taxes, net (275) 197 Accounts payable (34) 16 Other current liabilities 150 (30) Other assets and deferred debits (221) (60) Other liabilities and deferred credits (7) (39) Net cash provided by operating activities 1,252 2,001 Investing activities Gross property additions (1,973) (1,572) Nuclear fuel additions (228) (114) Proceeds from sales of discontinued operations and other assets, net of cash divested 675 1,657 Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments (1,413) (2,452) Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments 1,452 2,631 Other investing activities 30 (23) Net cash (used) provided by investing activities (1,457) 127 Financing activities Issuance of common stock 151 185 Dividends paid on common stock (627) (607) Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt with original maturities greater than 90 days 176 - Net increase (decrease) in short-term debt 25 (175) Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net 739 397 Retirement of long-term debt (324) (2,200) Other financing activities 55 (68) Net cash provided (used) by financing activities 195 (2,468) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (10) (340) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 265 605 Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $255 $265 Progress Energy, Inc. Earnings Variances Fourth Quarter 2007 vs. 2006 Regulated Utilities Corporate and Other ($ per share) Carolinas Florida Businesses 2006 GAAP earnings 0.42 0.25 (0.18) Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01) (0.02) Discontinued operations (0.01) Loss on debt redemption 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 0.42 0.24 (0.07) Weather - retail 0.02 0.02 Other retail - growth and usage 0.02 Wholesale 0.03 0.02 O&M (0.09) (0.08) O&M - environmental (0.04) Other 0.01 0.01 Joint owner indemnification (0.07) AFUDC equity 0.03 Depreciation & Amortization 0.05 Interest charges 0.03 (0.04) 0.01 Net diversified business (0.04) Taxes (0.03) 0.01 (0.04) Share dilution (0.01) (0.01) 2007 ongoing earnings 0.34 0.20 (0.14) Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01) (0.01) 0.01 Discontinued operations 2007 GAAP earnings 0.33 0.19 (0.13) Core Non-Core ($ per share) Business Businesses Consolidated 2006 GAAP earnings 0.49 0.52 1.01 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.03)A (0.03) Discontinued operations (0.01)B (0.58)B (0.59) Loss on debt redemption 0.14 C 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 0.59 (0.06) 0.53 Weather - retail 0.04 0.04 Other retail - growth and usage 0.02 0.02 Wholesale 0.05 D 0.05 O&M (0.17)E (0.17) O&M - environmental (0.04)F (0.04) Other 0.02 0.02 Joint owner indemnification (0.07)G (0.07) AFUDC equity 0.03 H 0.03 Depreciation & Amortization 0.05 I 0.05 Interest charges - J - Net diversified business (0.04)K 0.06 K 0.02 Taxes (0.06)L (0.06) Share dilution (0.02) (0.02) 2007 ongoing earnings 0.40 0.00 0.40 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.01)A (0.01) Discontinued operations 0.01 B 0.01 2007 GAAP earnings 0.39 0.01 0.40 Corporate and Other Businesses includes small subsidiaries, Holding Company interest expense, CVO mark-to-market, intraperiod tax allocations, purchase accounting transactions and corporate eliminations. Ongoing losses of Non-Core Businesses are included in the Corporate and Other segment for GAAP reporting purposes. A - Intraperiod income tax allocation impact, related to cyclical nature of energy demand/earnings and timing of synthetic fuels tax credits. B - Discontinued operations from sales of 1) CCO operations 2) Gas operations 3) Rowan & DeSoto operations 4) Progress Telecom 5) Coal Mining businesses 6) Rail operations 7) Dixie Fuels and other fuels businesses and 8) Terminals operations and Synthetic Fuels businesses. C - Corporate and Other -- Loss associated with the redemptions of a total of $1.3 billion of Senior Notes in the fourth quarter of 2006. D - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to higher excess generation margin and higher margin and capacity revenues with a major customer due to favorable weather. Florida -- Favorable primarily due to increased usage and capacity under contracts with two major customers. E - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs. F - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to the reversal of environmental remediation expenses pursuant to regulatory orders in 2006. G - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to the prior year reclassification of loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of joint owner's indemnification agreement. This expense was reclassified as Clean Smokestacks amortization in the prior year. H - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to AFUDC equity related to costs associated with large construction projects. I - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to a decrease in Clean Smokestacks Act amortization, partially offset by additional depreciation expense associated with PEC's accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets and a charge to reduce GridSouth development costs. J - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to the prior year interest adjustment related to tax matters and the impact of decreased average long-term debt. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the impact of increased average long-term debt. K - Corporate and Other -- Unfavorable primarily due to lower interest income at the holding company. Non-Core Businesses -- Favorable primarily due to a decrease in the allocation of corporate overhead as a result of the divestitures completed during 2006. These operations are included in the Corporate and Other segment for GAAP reporting purposes. L - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates. Florida -- Favorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates. Corporate and Other -- Unfavorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates. Progress Energy, Inc. Earnings Variances Year-to-Date 2007 vs. 2006 Regulated Utilities Corporate and Other ($ per share) Carolinas Florida Businesses 2006 GAAP earnings 1.81 1.31 (0.65) Discontinued operations (0.08) CVO mark-to-market 0.10 Loss on debt redemption 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 1.81 1.31 (0.49) Weather - retail 0.14 Other retail - growth and usage 0.05 0.02 Other retail margin 0.09 Wholesale 0.01 0.07 O&M (0.22) (0.15) Other operating expenses (0.02) Other (0.01) Joint owner indemnification (0.04) AFUDC equity 0.02 0.09 Depreciation & Amortization 0.12 (0.04) Interest charges 0.01 (0.07) 0.12 Net diversified business (0.10) Taxes 0.06 0.10 Share dilution (0.04) (0.03) 2007 ongoing earnings 1.95 1.23 (0.37) Discontinued operations CVO mark-to-market (0.01) 2007 GAAP earnings 1.95 1.23 (0.38) Core Non-Core ($ per share) Business Businesses Consolidated 2006 GAAP earnings 2.47 (0.19) 2.28 Discontinued operations (0.08)A (0.08) CVO mark-to-market 0.10 B 0.10 Loss on debt redemption 0.14 C 0.14 2006 ongoing earnings 2.63 (0.19) 2.44 Weather - retail 0.14 0.14 Other retail - growth and usage 0.07 0.07 Other retail margin 0.09 D 0.09 Wholesale 0.08 E 0.08 O&M (0.37)F (0.37) Other operating expenses (0.02)G (0.02) Other (0.01) (0.01) Joint owner indemnification (0.04)H (0.04) AFUDC equity 0.11 I 0.11 Depreciation & Amortization 0.08 J 0.08 Interest charges 0.06 K 0.06 Net diversified business (0.10)L 0.10 L - Taxes 0.16 M 0.16 Share dilution (0.07) (0.07) 2007 ongoing earnings 2.81 (0.09) 2.72 Discontinued operations (0.74)A (0.74) CVO mark-to-market (0.01)B (0.01) 2007 GAAP earnings 2.80 (0.83) 1.97 Corporate and Other Businesses includes small subsidiaries, Holding Company interest expense, CVO mark-to-market, intraperiod tax allocations, purchase accounting transactions and corporate eliminations. Ongoing losses of Non-Core Businesses are included in the Corporate and Other segment for GAAP reporting purposes. A - Discontinued operations from sales of 1) CCO operations 2) Gas operations 3) Rowan & DeSoto operations 4) Progress Telecom 5) Coal Mining businesses 6) Rail operations 7) Dixie Fuels and other fuels businesses and 8) Terminals operations and Synthetic Fuels businesses. B - Corporate and Other -- Impact of change in fair value of outstanding CVOs. C - Corporate and Other -- Loss associated with the redemptions of a total of $1.3 billion of Senior Notes in the fourth quarter of 2006. D - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to the impact of non-fuel clause purchased power. E - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to increased usage and capacity under contracts with two major customers. F - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to higher plant outage and maintenance costs and higher employee benefit costs. G - Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the disallowance of fuel costs, partially offset by the gains on property sales. H - Carolinas -- Unfavorable primarily due to the prior year reclassification of loss for Clean Smokestacks compliance costs in excess of joint owner's indemnification agreement. This expense was reclassified as Clean Smokestacks amortization in the prior year. I - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to AFUDC equity related to costs associated with large construction projects. J - Carolinas -- Favorable primarily due to a decrease in Clean Smokestacks Act amortization, partially offset by additional depreciation expense associated with PEC's accelerated cost recovery program for nuclear generating assets, a charge to reduce GridSouth development costs and the impact of depreciable base increases. Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the impact of increases in depreciable base and the write-off of leasehold improvements primarily related to vacated office space. K - Florida -- Unfavorable primarily due to the impact of increased average long-term debt in the current year and unfavorable net interest recognized on pass-through clauses. Corporate and Other -- Favorable primarily due to the net $1.7 billion reduction in holding company debt in 2006, partially offset by a decrease in the interest allocated to discontinued operations. L - Corporate and Other - Unfavorable primarily due to the 2006 gain on the sale of Level 3 stock received as part of the Progress Telecom sale and lower interest income at the holding company. Non-Core Businesses - Favorable primarily due to a decrease in the allocation of corporate overhead as a result of the divestitures completed during 2006. M - Florida -- Favorable primarily due to changes in income tax estimates and the closure of certain tax years and positions. Corporate and Other -- Favorable primarily due to closure of certain tax years and positions related to divested subsidiaries, changes in income tax estimates and the impact related to the deduction for domestic production activities. Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-3 Unaudited - Data is not weather-adjusted Three Months Ended December 31, 2007 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $359 $565 $924 Commercial 267 289 556 Industrial 182 82 264 Governmental 25 80 105 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - - Total Retail 833 1,016 1,849 Wholesale 194 119 313 Unbilled (4) (25) (29) Miscellaneous revenue 22 43 65 Total Electric $1,045 $1,153 $2,198 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 3,765 4,765 8,530 Commercial 3,350 3,059 6,409 Industrial 2,985 978 3,963 Governmental 358 880 1,238 Total Retail 10,458 9,682 20,140 Wholesale 4,004 1,560 5,564 Unbilled 23 (831) (808) Total Electric 14,485 10,411 24,896 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 7,504 4,939 12,443 nuclear 6,334 1,063 7,397 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 304 2,145 2,449 hydro 48 - 48 Purchased 852 2,837 3,689 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 15,042 10,984 26,026 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 995 103 - Normal 1,193 192 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 153 553 - Normal 67 455 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS ($0.02) ($0.01) ($0.02) Three Months Ended December 31, 2006 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $329 $540 $869 Commercial 245 282 527 Industrial 176 82 258 Governmental 22 78 100 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - - Total Retail 772 982 1,754 Wholesale 156 84 240 Unbilled 20 (25) (5) Miscellaneous revenue 22 45 67 Total Electric $970 $1,086 $2,056 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 3,518 4,596 8,114 Commercial 3,113 2,935 6,048 Industrial 3,004 987 3,991 Governmental 338 844 1,182 Total Retail 9,973 9,362 19,335 Wholesale 3,324 1,191 4,515 Unbilled 257 (765) (508) Total Electric 13,554 9,788 23,342 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 6,414 4,536 10,950 nuclear 6,301 1,736 8,037 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 316 1,733 2,049 hydro 155 - 155 Purchased 880 2,352 3,232 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 14,066 10,357 24,423 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 1,069 144 - Normal 1,205 192 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 54 433 - Normal 67 455 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS ($0.04) ($0.02) ($0.06) Percentage Change From December 31, 2006 Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential 9.1 % 4.6 % Commercial 9.0 2.5 Industrial 3.4 - Governmental 13.6 2.6 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - Total Retail 7.9 3.5 Wholesale 24.4 41.7 Unbilled - - Miscellaneous revenue - (4.4) Total Electric 7.7 % 6.2 % Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 7.0 % 3.7 % Commercial 7.6 4.2 Industrial (0.6) (0.9) Governmental 5.9 4.3 Total Retail 4.9 3.4 Wholesale 20.5 31.0 Unbilled - - Total Electric 6.9 % 6.4 % Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam nuclear combustion turbines/ combined cycle hydro Purchased Total Energy Supply (Company Share) Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual (6.9)% (28.5)% - Normal Cooling Degree Days - Actual 183.3 % 27.7 % - Normal Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2007 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $1,613 $2,363 $3,976 Commercial 1,107 1,153 2,260 Industrial 716 318 1,034 Governmental 98 304 402 Provision for retail revenue sharing - - - Total Retail 3,534 4,138 7,672 Wholesale 754 434 1,188 Unbilled - 4 4 Miscellaneous revenue 96 173 269 Total Electric $4,384 $4,749 $9,133 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 17,200 19,912 37,112 Commercial 14,032 12,183 26,215 Industrial 11,901 3,820 15,721 Governmental 1,438 3,367 4,805 Total Retail 44,571 39,282 83,853 Wholesale 15,309 5,930 21,239 Unbilled (55) 88 33 Total Electric 59,825 45,300 105,125 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 30,770 20,393 51,163 nuclear 24,212 6,124 30,336 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 2,960 10,359 13,319 hydro 415 - 415 Purchased 3,901 11,093 14,994 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 62,258 47,969 110,227 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 2,849 425 - Normal 3,086 578 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 1,945 3,088 - Normal 1,672 2,981 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS $0.04 ($0.04) $0.00 Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2006 Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $1,462 $2,361 $3,823 Commercial 1,004 1,152 2,156 Industrial 711 346 1,057 Governmental 91 301 392 Provision for retail revenue sharing - 1 1 Total Retail 3,268 4,161 7,429 Wholesale 720 319 1,039 Unbilled (1) (5) (6) Miscellaneous revenue 98 164 262 Total Electric $4,085 $4,639 $8,724 Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 16,259 20,021 36,280 Commercial 13,358 11,975 25,333 Industrial 12,393 4,160 16,553 Governmental 1,419 3,276 4,695 Total Retail 43,429 39,432 82,861 Wholesale 14,584 4,533 19,117 Unbilled (137) (234) (371) Total Electric 57,876 43,731 101,607 Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 28,985 19,785 48,770 nuclear 24,220 6,382 30,602 combustion turbines/ combined cycle 2,106 9,751 11,857 hydro 594 - 594 Purchased 4,229 10,435 14,664 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 60,134 46,353 106,487 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 2,833 442 - Normal 3,139 578 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 1,622 3,009 - Normal 1,672 2,983 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS ($0.09) ($0.04) ($0.13) Percentage Change From December 31, 2006 Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential 10.3 % 0.1 % Commercial 10.3 0.1 Industrial 0.7 (8.1) Governmental 7.7 1.0 Provision for retail revenue sharing - (100.0) Total Retail 8.1 (0.6) Wholesale 4.7 36.1 Unbilled - - Miscellaneous revenue (2.0) 5.5 Total Electric 7.3 % 2.4 % Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 5.8 % (0.5)% Commercial 5.0 1.7 Industrial (4.0) (8.2) Governmental 1.3 2.8 Total Retail 2.6 (0.4) Wholesale 5.0 30.8 Unbilled - - Total Electric 3.4 % 3.6 % Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam nuclear combustion turbines/ combined cycle hydro Purchased Total Energy Supply (Company Share) Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 0.6 % (3.8)% - Normal Cooling Degree Days - Actual 19.9 % 2.6 % - Normal Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-4 Unaudited Financial Statistics December 31, 2007 December 31, 2006 Return on average common stock equity (12 months ended) 6.0 % 7.0 % Book value per common share $32.66 $32.71 Capitalization Common stock equity 45.7 % 47.2 % Preferred stock of subsidiary and minority interest 1.0 % 0.6 % Total debt 53.3 % 52.2 % Total Capitalization 100.0 % 100.0 % Impact of Discontinued Operations Twelve months ended (Earnings per share) December 31, 2007 December 31, 2006 CCO Operations ($1.04) ($1.13) Coal Mine Operations (0.04) (0.05) Gas Operations 0.01 1.53 Terminals and Synthetic Fuels 0.32 (0.15) Progress Telecom - 0.11 Rowan and DeSoto Plants - (0.23) Rail - (0.03) Other 0.01 0.03 Total ($0.74) $0.08 SOURCE Progress Energy