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CMS Energy Announces Second Quarter Reported Earnings of $0.49 Per Share; Reaffirms 2018 Earnings Guidance

JACKSON, Mich., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $139 million, or $0.49 per share, for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $92 million or $0.33 per share for the second quarter in 2017. The company reported net income of $380 million, or $1.35 per share, for the first half of 2018 compared to $291 million or $1.04 per share for the comparable period in 2017 largely due to more favorable weather and cost savings. The company's adjusted earnings per share for the first half of 2018 were $1.34 and $0.48 for the second quarter.

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CMS Energy reaffirmed its guidance for 2018 adjusted earnings of $2.30 - $2.34 per share (*See below for important information about non-GAAP measures) or 6 to 8 percent annual adjusted earnings per share growth.

"Our company's efforts in the second quarter highlight our commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit," said Patti Poppe, CEO and President of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy.

                    CMS Energy noted several accomplishments in the second quarter:

  • Integrated Resource Plan. Consumers Energy filed its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) which detailed the company's greater reliance on renewable energy and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs. The IRP outlines the path to reduce carbon emissions by more than 90 percent and eliminate the use of coal to generate electricity, while increasing renewable energy to more than 40 percent in alignment with CMS' recently announced Clean Energy breakthrough goal.
  • Wind Projects. CMS Energy announced the addition of two new wind energy parks to its renewable portfolio; Gratiot Farms and Northwest Ohio Wind. The projects will produce 150 and 105 megawatts, respectively, of clean, renewable energy.
  • Sustainability Loan. CMS Energy and its primary subsidiary, Consumers Energy (collectively "CMS"), announced the first syndicated sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities for a U.S. borrower.
  • Most Trusted Brand by MSI. An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a "Most Trusted Brand;" ranking it as the top utility in the Midwest, according to business customers.
  • Federal Tax Changes. CMS Energy reiterated its commitment to customers by passing along the savings, in monthly bill reductions, due to federal tax reform changes.

CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also owns and operates independent power generation businesses.

CMS Energy will hold a webcast to discuss its 2018 second quarter results and provide a business and financial outlook on July 26 at 8:30 AM (EDT). To participate in the Webcast, go to CMS Energy's home page (www.cmsenergy.com) and select "Investor Meeting."

Important information for investors about non-GAAP measures and other disclosures.

*This news release contains non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (non-GAAP) measures, such as adjusted earnings. Adjustments could include items such as discontinued operations, asset sales, impairments, restructuring costs, regulatory items from prior years, or other items detailed in the attached summary financial statements. Management views adjusted earnings as a key measure of the company's present operating financial performance and uses adjusted earnings for external communications with analysts and investors. Internally, the company uses adjusted earnings to measure and assess performance. Because the company is not able to estimate the impact of specific line items, which have the potential to significantly impact, favorably or unfavorably, the company's reported earnings in future periods, the company is not providing reported earnings guidance nor is it providing a reconciliation for the comparable future period earnings. The adjusted earnings should be considered supplemental information to assist in understanding our business results, rather than as a substitute for the reported earnings.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause CMS Energy's and Consumers Energy's results to differ materially. All forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of the risk and other factors detailed from time to time in CMS Energy's and Consumers Energy's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. 

Investors and others should note that CMS Energy routinely posts important information on its website and considers the Investor Relations section, www.cmsenergy.com/investor-relations, a channel of distribution.

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CMS ENERGY CORPORATION
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited)




In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



6/30/18


6/30/17


6/30/18


6/30/17














Operating revenue

$

1,492


$

1,449


$

3,445


$

3,278














Operating expenses


1,237



1,208



2,827



2,649














Operating Income


255



241



618



629














Other income


22



9



51



23














Interest charges


112



110



223



217














Income Before Income Taxes


165



140



446



435














Income tax expense


25



47



65



143














Net Income


140



93



381



292














Income attributable to noncontrolling interests


1



1



1



1














Net Income Available to Common Stockholders

$

139


$

92


$

380


$

291



























Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share

$

0.49


$

0.33


$

1.35


$

1.04

Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share


0.49



0.33



1.35



1.04

 

CMS ENERGY CORPORATION
Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)




In Millions



As of



6/30/18


12/31/17

Assets








Current assets








Cash and cash equivalents


$

477



$

182

Restricted cash and cash equivalents



17




17

Other current assets



1,792




2,276

Total current assets



2,286




2,475

Non-current assets








Plant, property, and equipment



17,237




16,761

Other non-current assets



3,789




3,814

Total Assets


$

23,312



$

23,050










Liabilities and Equity








Current liabilities (1)


$

1,319



$

1,511

Non-current liabilities (1)



6,715




6,574

Capitalization








Debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding securitization debt) (2)








Debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding non-recourse and securitization debt)



8,897




8,940

Non-recourse debt



1,382




1,245

Total debt, capital leases, and financing obligation (excluding securitization debt)



10,279




10,185

Noncontrolling interests



37




37

Common stockholders' equity



4,672




4,441

Total capitalization (excluding securitization debt)



14,988




14,663

Securitization debt (2)



290




302

Total Liabilities and Equity


$

23,312



$

23,050










(1)   Excludes debt, capital leases, and financing obligation.










(2)   Includes current and non-current portions.



















CMS ENERGY CORPORATION

Summarized Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)












In Millions



Six Months Ended



6/30/18


6/30/17










Beginning of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts


$

204



$

257










Net cash provided by operating activities



1,416




1,119

Net cash used in investing activities



(1,008)




(806)

Cash flows from operating and investing activities



408




313

Net cash used by financing activities



(111)




(129)










Total Cash Flows


$

297



$

184










End of Period Cash and Cash Equivalents, Including Restricted Amounts


$

501



$

441

 

CMS ENERGY CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income
(Unaudited)




In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



6/30/18


6/30/17


6/30/18


6/30/17














Net Income Available to Common Stockholders

$

139


$

92


$

380


$

291

Reconciling items:












Discontinued operations loss




*





Restructuring costs and other


1



1



1



2

Tax impact


(*)



(1)



(*)



(1)

Gain on assets previously sold


(4)



-



(4)



-

Tax impact


1



-



1



-














Adjusted net income – non-GAAP

$

137


$

92


$

378


$

292














Average Common Shares Outstanding












Basic


282.1



279.5



281.8



279.2

Diluted


282.6



280.3



282.4



280.1














Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share












Reported net income per share

$

0.49


$

0.33


$

1.35


$

1.04

Reconciling items:












Discontinued operations loss








Restructuring costs and other








Tax impact


(*)



(*)



(*)



(*)

Gain on assets previously sold


(0.01)



-



(0.01)



-

Tax impact




-





-














Adjusted net income per share – non-GAAP

$

0.48


$

0.33


$

1.34


$

1.04














Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share












Reported net income per share

$

0.49


$

0.33


$

1.35


$

1.04

Reconciling items:












Discontinued operations loss








Restructuring costs and other








Tax impact


(*)



(*)



(*)



(*)

Gain on assets previously sold


(0.01)



-



(0.01)



-

Tax impact




-





-














Adjusted net income per share – non-GAAP

$

0.48


$

0.33


$

1.34


$

1.04














*

Less than $0.5 million or $0.01 per share.

























Management views adjusted (non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) earnings as a key measure of the Company's present operating financial performance and uses adjusted earnings for external communications with analysts and investors.  Internally, the Company uses adjusted earnings to measure and assess performance.  Adjustments could include items such as discontinued operations, asset sales, impairments, restructuring costs, regulatory items from prior years, or other items detailed in these summary financial statements.  Adjusted earnings should be considered supplemental information to assist in understanding our business results, rather than as a substitute for reported earnings.  

 

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