ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

PNM Resources (In millions, except EPS)

Q2 2020

Q2 2019

YTD 2020

YTD 2019

GAAP net earnings (loss)    attributable to PNM Resources

$57.5

($75.9)

$42.2

($57.2)

GAAP diluted EPS

$0.72

($0.95)

$0.53

($0.72)

Ongoing net earnings

$44.1

$30.2

$58.3

$39.2

Ongoing diluted EPS

$0.55

$0.38

$0.73

$0.49

PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) today released the company’s 2020 second quarter results. In addition, management affirmed its 2020 consolidated ongoing earnings guidance of $2.16 to $2.26 per diluted share, targeting the midpoint of this range.

«Warmer temperatures during the second quarter outweighed the reduced load impacts related to COVID-19 and has strengthened our ability to manage within our ongoing earnings guidance range,» said Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources’ chairman, president and CEO. «Our top priority continues to be on the safety of our team and caring for our customers and communities. Our response is guided by our vision and values as we manage the current environment while keeping focused on our strategic objectives and goals designed to integrate and deliver the clean energy resources of the future to PNM and TNMP customers.»

During today’s earnings conference call, PNM Resources will highlight its commitment to ESG principles and share recent achievements in these areas, including additional environmental goals that frame the company’s path to emissions-free energy by 2040 and significant reductions in the usage of freshwater. Management will also highlight investment programs that are aligned with these principles, including the recently announced Wired for the Future program to enhance transmission and distribution infrastructure to provide a reliable, resilient and secure energy grid to deliver clean energy.

«PNM is taking a broad view with investments that focus on strengthening our infrastructure to support the transformation to a 100% clean energy portfolio,» Vincent-Collawn continued. «Our future investment plans will not reflect new generation additions and will emphasize grid investments to enhance capabilities to adapt and integrate new resources. If regulators determine that PNM should develop new generation resources, however, these projects would need to be balanced with grid investments to maintain the affordability of customer rates. We remain committed to our earnings growth target of 5 to 6 percent through 2023.»

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued an order this week on the replacement power for the San Juan Generating Station, which has been approved for abandonment in 2022. The order supports PNM’s clean energy goals with a portfolio of renewable energy resources and battery storage. The revised capital investment plan included in the presentation materials for today’s call does not include investments for replacement power resources.

SEGMENT REPORTING OF 2020 SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS
PNM a vertically integrated electric utility in New Mexico with distribution, transmission and generation assets.                       

PNM (In millions, except EPS)

Q2 2020

Q2 2019

YTD 2020

YTD 2019

GAAP net earnings (loss)    attributable to PNM Resources

$45.5

($86.9)

$29.5

($67.9)

GAAP diluted EPS

$0.57

($1.09)

$0.37

($0.85)

Ongoing net earnings

$31.4

$19.0

$44.4

$28.4

Ongoing diluted EPS

$0.39

$0.24

$0.56

$0.36

 

  • GAAP earnings during the second quarter of 2019 included the $104 million after tax write-off of assets previously under appeal with the New Mexico Supreme Court following the order confirming disallowance of these assets from retail rate base.
  • Higher than normal temperatures in the second quarter of 2020 compared to significantly milder temperatures in the second quarter of 2019 resulted in higher residential load, partially offset by reduced commercial usage resulting from COVID-19 business restrictions in New Mexico.
  • Earnings were also higher in the second quarter of 2020 due to lower plant outage costs resulting from the completion of planned outages at San Juan Generating Station in 2019, along with higher transmission margins, recovery of new utility-owned solar resources under the renewable rider and the refinancing of debt at lower interest rates. These increases were partially offset by additional depreciation and property tax expenses on new capital investments.

TNMP – an electric transmission and distribution utility in Texas.

TNMP (In millions, except EPS)

Q2 2020

Q2 2019

YTD 2020

YTD 2019

GAAP net earnings attributable to PNM Resources

$16.2

$15.3

$23.3

$19.4

GAAP diluted EPS

$0.20

$0.19

$0.29

$0.24

Ongoing net earnings

$16.2

$15.4

$23.3

$19.5

Ongoing diluted EPS

$0.20

$0.19

$0.29

$0.24

 

  • TNMP’s GAAP and ongoing earnings increased in the second quarter of 2020 due to the implementation of Transmission Cost of Service (TCOS) rate increases implemented in September 2019 and March 2020. Total customer usage increased as a result of higher than normal temperatures. COVID-19 restrictions increased volumetric (primarily residential) load and reduced demand-based (commercial and industrial) load.
  • These increases were offset by higher depreciation and property tax expenses resulting from additional capital investments.

Corporate and Other – a segment that reflects the PNM Resources holding company and other subsidiaries.

Corporate and Other (In millions, except EPS)

Q2 2020

Q2 2019

YTD 2020

YTD 2019

GAAP net earnings (loss) attributable to PNM Resources

($4.2)

($4.2)

($10.5)

($8.6)

GAAP diluted EPS

($0.05)

($0.05)

($0.13)

($0.11)

Ongoing net earnings (loss)

($3.4)

($4.2)

($9.3)

($8.7)

Ongoing diluted EPS

($0.04)

($0.05)

($0.12)

($0.11)

 

  • Corporate and Other’s ongoing losses were reduced in the second quarter of 2020 due to higher tax benefits resulting from a higher effective tax rate.

Financial materials are available at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/results.cfm.

SECOND QUARTER CONFERENCE CALL: 11 A.M. EASTERN FRIDAY, JULY 31

PNM Resources will discuss these items during a live conference call and webcast on Friday, July 31st at 11 a.m. Eastern. Speaking on the call will be Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources chairman, president and CEO, and Don Tarry, PNM Resources senior vice president and CFO.

A live webcast of the call will be archived at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/events.cfm. Listeners are encouraged to visit the website at least 30 minutes before the event to register, download and install any necessary audio software. 

Investors and analysts can participate in the live conference call by pre-registering using the following link to receive a special dial-in number and PIN: http://dpregister.com/10145798. Telephone participants who are unable to pre-register may participate in the live conference call by dialing (877) 276-8648 or (412) 317-5474 fifteen minutes prior to the event and referencing «the PNM Resources second quarter conference call».

Supporting material for PNM Resources’ earnings announcements can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/results.cfm.

Background:
PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2019 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,811 megawatts of generation capacity and provides electricity to more than 790,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.PNMResources.com.

CONTACTS:     

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Media

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         (505) 241-2160

(505) 241-2782

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Statements made in this news release for PNM Resources, Inc. («PNMR»), Public Service Company of New Mexico («PNM»), or Texas-New Mexico Power Company («TNMP») (collectively, the «Company») that relate to future events or expectations, projections, estimates, intentions, goals, targets, and strategies are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and estimates. PNMR, PNM, and TNMP assume no obligation to update this information. Because actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, PNMR, PNM, and TNMP caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. PNMR’s, PNM’s, and TNMP’s business, financial condition, cash flow, and operating results are influenced by many factors, which are often beyond their control, that can cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of risk factors and other important factors affecting forward-looking statements, please see the Company’s Form 10-K, Form 10-Q filings and the information included in the Company’s Forms 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors are specifically incorporated by reference herein.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. Ongoing earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of net unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses on economic hedges, the net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities, pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business, and certain non-recurring, infrequent, and other items that are not indicative of fundamental changes in the earnings capacity of the Company’s operations. The Company uses ongoing earnings and ongoing earnings per diluted share (or ongoing diluted earnings per share) to evaluate the operations of the Company and to establish goals, including those used for certain aspects of incentive compensation, for management and employees. While the Company believes these financial measures are appropriate and useful for investors, they are not measures presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company does not intend for these measures, or any piece of these measures, to represent any financial measure as defined by GAAP. Furthermore, the Company’s calculations of these measures as presented may or may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company uses ongoing earnings guidance to provide investors with management’s expectations of ongoing financial performance over the period presented. While the Company believes ongoing earnings guidance is an appropriate measure, it is not a measure presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company does not intend for ongoing earnings guidance to represent an expectation of net earnings as defined by GAAP. Since the future differences between GAAP and ongoing earnings are frequently outside the control of the Company, management is generally not able to estimate the impact of the reconciling items between forecasted GAAP net earnings and ongoing earnings guidance, nor their probable impact on GAAP net earnings without unreasonable effort, therefore, management is generally not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent for ongoing earnings guidance. Reconciliations between GAAP and ongoing earnings are contained in schedules 1-5.

PNM Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule 1

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

PNM

TNMP

Corporate
and Other

PNMR
Consolidated

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR

$

45,540

$

16,174

$

(4,225)

$

57,489

Adjusting items before income tax effects:

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities2a

(17,359)

(17,359)

Regulatory disallowances2b

1,911

1,911

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business2c

1,131

1,131

Costs to review strategic growth opportunities2d

1,233

1,233

Total adjustments before income tax effects

(14,317)

1,233

(13,084)

Income tax impact of above adjustments1

3,637

(313)

3,324

 Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items3

(3,481)

(103)

(3,584)

Total income tax impacts4

156

(416)

(260)

Adjusting items, net of income taxes

(14,161)

817

(13,344)

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

31,379

$

16,174

$

(3,408)

$

44,145

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR

$

29,483

$

23,266

$

(10,520)

$

42,229

Adjusting items before income tax effects:

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities2a

14,279

14,279

Regulatory disallowances2b

1,911

1,911

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business2c

2,262

2,262

Costs to review strategic growth opportunities2d

1,233

1,233

Total adjustments before income tax effects

18,452

1,233

19,685

Income tax impact of above adjustments1

(4,687)

(313)

(5,000)

 Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items3

1,146

284

1,430

Total income tax impacts4

(3,541)

(29)

(3,570)

Adjusting items, net of income taxes

14,911

1,204

16,115

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

44,394

$

23,266

$

(9,316)

$

58,344

1 Tax effects calculated using a tax rate of 25.4%

2 The pre-tax impacts (in thousands) of adjusting items are reflected on the GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings as follows:

a (Increases) decreases in «Gains on investment securities» reflecting non-cash performance relative to market, not indicative of funding requirements

b Increases of $1.9 million in «Interest Charges» and less than $0.1 million in «Other income» reflecting disallowances of previously capitalized AFUDC for certain costs included in the AFUDC computation, resulting from a FERC audit.

c Increases in «Other (deductions)» 

d Increases in «Administrative and general»

3 Income tax timing impacts resulting from differences between the statutory tax rate of 25.4% for PNM and the average expected statutory tax rate of 23.9% for PNMR, and the GAAP anticipated effective tax rates of 8.7% for PNM and 6.2% for PNMR, which will reverse by year end

4 Income tax impacts reflected in «Income Taxes»

 

PNM Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule 2

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

PNM

TNMP

Corporate
and Other

PNMR
Consolidated

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR

$

(86,944)

$

15,267

$

(4,237)

$

(75,914)

Adjusting items before income tax effects:

Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges2a

(28)

(28)

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities2b

504

504

Regulatory disallowances and restructuring costs2c

149,254

149,254

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business2d

1,044

1,044

Process improvement initiatives2e

410

135

545

Four Corners coal mine reclamation2f

(284)

(284)

Total adjustments before income tax effects

150,900

135

151,035

Income tax impact of above adjustments1

(38,329)

(28)

(38,357)

Deferred income tax impact of regulatory disallowances

(7,485)

(7,485)

 Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items3

823

16

45

884

Total income tax impacts4

(44,991)

(12)

45

(44,958)

Adjusting items, net of income taxes

105,909

123

45

106,077

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

18,965

$

15,390

$

(4,192)

$

30,163

Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR

$

(67,932)

$

19,365

$

(8,647)

$

(57,214)

Adjusting items before income tax effects:

Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges2a

(56)

(56)

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities2b

(12,490)

(12,490)

Regulatory disallowances and restructuring costs2c

150,599

150,599

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business2d

2,089

2,089

Process improvement initiatives2e

410

135

545

Four Corners coal mine reclamation2f

(284)

(284)

Total adjustments before income tax effects

140,268

135

140,403

Income tax impact of above adjustments1

(35,628)

(28)

(35,656)

Deferred income tax impact of regulatory disallowances

(7,485)

(7,485)

Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items3

(795)

16

(86)

(865)

Total income tax impacts4

(43,908)

(12)

(86)

(44,006)

Adjusting items, net of income taxes

96,360

123

(86)

96,397

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

28,428

$

19,488

$

(8,733)

$

39,183

1 2019 income tax effects calculated using a tax rate of 25.40% for PNM and 21% for TNMP

2 The pre-tax impacts (in thousands) of adjusting items are reflected on the GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings as follows:

a (Reductions) in «Electric Operating Revenues» and «Cost of energy» of $235 and $263 in the three months ended June 30, 2019 and $480 and $536 in the six months ended June 30, 2019

b (Increases) decreases in «Gains and losses on investment securities»

c Increases in «Regulatory disallowances and restructuring costs»

d Increases in «Other (deductions)»

Increases in «Administrative and General»

(Decreases) in «Cost of energy»

3 Income tax timing impacts resulting from differences between the statutory tax rate of 25.4% for PNM and the average expected statutory tax rate of 24.0% for PNMR, and the GAAP anticipated effective tax rates of 11.9% for PNM and 9.4% for PNMR, which will reverse by year end

4 Income tax impacts reflected in «Income Taxes»

 

PNM Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule 3

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings Per Diluted Share

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

PNM

TNMP

Corporate
and Other

PNMR
Consolidated

(per diluted share)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR

$

0.57

$

0.20

$

(0.05)

$

0.72

Adjusting items, net of income tax effects:

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities

(0.16)

(0.16)

Regulatory disallowances

0.02

0.02

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business

0.01

0.01

Cost to review strategic growth opportunities

0.01

0.01

 Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items

(0.05)

(0.05)

Total Adjustments

(0.18)

0.01

(0.17)

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

0.39

$

0.20

$

(0.04)

$

0.55

Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 79,875,557

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR

$

0.37

$

0.29

$

(0.13)

$

0.53

Adjusting items, net of income tax effects:

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities

0.13

0.13

Regulatory disallowances

0.02

0.02

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business

0.02

0.02

Cost to review strategic growth opportunities

0.01

0.01

 Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items

0.02

0.02

Total Adjustments

0.19

0.01

0.20

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

0.56

$

0.29

$

(0.12)

$

0.73

Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 79,978,535

 

PNM Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule 4

Reconciliation of GAAP to Ongoing Earnings Per Diluted Share

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

PNM

TNMP

Corporate
and Other

PNMR
Consolidated

(per diluted share)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR1

$

(1.09)

$

0.19

$

(0.05)

$

(0.95)

Adjusting items, net of income tax effects:

Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities

0.01

0.01

Regulatory disallowances and restructuring costs

1.39

1.39

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business

0.01

0.01

Process improvement initiatives

Four Corners coal mine reclamation

Deferred income tax impact of regulatory disallowances

(0.09)

(0.09)

 Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items

0.01

0.01

Total Adjustments

1.33

1.33

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

0.24

$

0.19

$

(0.05)

$

0.38

Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 79,917,269

Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR1

$

(0.85)

$

0.24

$

(0.11)

$

(0.72)

Adjusting items, net of income tax effects:

Mark-to-market impact of economic hedges

Net change in unrealized gains and losses on investment securities

(0.12)

(0.12)

Regulatory disallowances and restructuring costs

1.41

1.41

Pension expense related to previously disposed of gas distribution business

0.02

0.02

Process improvement initiatives

Four Corners coal mine reclamation

Deferred income tax impact of regulatory disallowances

(0.09)

(0.09)

 Timing of statutory and effective tax rates on non-recurring items

(0.01)

(0.01)

Total Adjustments

1.21

1.21

Ongoing Earnings (Loss)

$

0.36

$

0.24

$

(0.11)

$

0.49

Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 79,904,858

1 EPS is presented on a non-diluted basis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 due to the consolidated GAAP net loss

 

PNM Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule 5

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(Preliminary and Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Electric Operating Revenues:

Contracts with customers

$

343,075

$

314,917

$

666,057

$

630,614

Alternative revenue programs

4,466

5,844

4,892

6,480

Other electric operating revenue

10,108

9,467

20,322

42,778

Total electric operating revenues

357,649

330,228

691,271

679,872

Operating Expenses:

Cost of energy

93,863

83,782

192,573

205,408

Administrative and general

50,453

42,833

96,485

95,170

Energy production costs

33,345

42,905

66,963

77,977

Regulatory disallowances and restructuring costs

149,254

150,599

Depreciation and amortization

70,022

66,065

138,995

131,421

Transmission and distribution costs

18,034

19,195

35,320

35,872

Taxes other than income taxes

20,782

19,809

42,047

40,317

Total operating expenses

286,499

423,843

572,383

736,764

Operating income (loss)

71,150

(93,615)

118,888

(56,892)

Other Income and Deductions:

Interest income

3,071

3,460

6,494

7,048

Gains (losses) on investment securities

21,620

4,599

(11,229)

18,613

Other income

4,390

3,350

6,706

6,795

Other (deductions)

(3,307)

(3,117)

(6,780)

(6,369)

Net other income and deductions

25,774

8,292

(4,809)

26,087

Interest Charges

31,088

29,791

61,522

61,425

Earnings (Loss) before Income Taxes

65,836

(115,114)

52,557

(92,230)

Income Taxes (Benefits)

4,275

(42,831)

2,395

(41,608)

Net Earnings (Loss)

61,561

(72,283)

50,162

(50,622)

(Earnings) Attributable to Valencia Non-controlling Interest

(3,940)

(3,499)

(7,669)

(6,328)

Preferred Stock Dividend Requirements of Subsidiary

(132)

(132)

(264)

(264)

Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR

$

57,489

$

(75,914)

$

42,229

$

(57,214)

Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to PNMR per Common Share:

Basic

$

0.72

$

(0.95)

$

0.53

$

(0.72)

Diluted

$

0.72

$

(0.95)

$

0.53

$

(0.72)

Dividends Declared per Common Share

$

0.308

$

0.290

$

0.615

$

0.580

 

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