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Earnings Highlights and Summary

CenterPoint's total revenues reached $3.16 billion for Q1 FY18, reflecting an increase of 15.36% from $2.74 billion in Q1 FY17. The reported revenue number exceeded analysts' consensus estimates of $2.75 billion. In the quarter under review, the Company's utility revenue advanced 22.51% to $1.89 billion on a y-o-y basis, while non-utility revenues increased 6.06% to $1.26 billion on a y-o-y basis.

During Q1 FY18, CenterPoint's total expenses were $2.90 billion, 18.82% higher than $2.44 billion in Q1 FY17. The Company's utility natural gas expenses jumped 41.56% to $637 million on a y-o-y basis, while non-utility expenses advanced 12.75% to $1.27 billion in Q1 FY18 on a y-o-y basis. CenterPoint's operating income fell 13.75% to $251 million in the reported quarter from $291 million in the previous year's same quarter.

CenterPoint's net income for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, was $165 million, a decrease of 14.06% from $192 million in the same period in the previous year. The Company's diluted earnings per share (DEPS) also fell 13.64% to $0.38 in the reported quarter from $0.44 in the year-ago corresponding quarter. On a guidance basis, CenterPoint's earnings were $0.55 per diluted share in Q1 FY18, up 48.65% from $0.37 per diluted share in Q1 FY17. CenterPoint's reported quarter earnings exceeded analysts' consensus estimates of $0.44 per share.

CenterPoint Energy's Segment Details

During Q1 FY18, the Electric Transmission & Distribution segment's revenues were $751 million, up 17.53% on a y-o-y basis. This segment had an operating income of $115 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $86 million in Q1 FY17, reflecting an increase of 33.72%.

The Natural Gas Distribution segment reported revenues of $1.15 billion in Q1 FY18, an increment of 25.87% from $916 million in Q1 FY17. This segment had an operating income of $156 million in the quarter under review, a decline of 7.14% from $168 million in the previous year's comparable quarter.

For Q1 FY18, the Energy Services segment generated revenues of $1.29 billion,7.44% higher than the year ago same quarter. This segment had an operating loss of $26 million in Q1 FY18 compared to operating income of $35 million in Q1 FY17.

Other Operations' revenues were $4 million in Q1 FY18, same as in the previous year's same quarter. Other operations had an operating income of $6 million in the reported quarter compared to $2 million in the year ago corresponding quarter.

Cash Matters

CenterPoint had cash and cash equivalents of $219 million as on March 31, 2018, 15.77% lower than the $260 million as on December 31, 2017. The Company had a long-term debt of $8.18 billion at the end of Q1 FY18, a slight decrease of 0.23% from $8.20 billion as on December 31, 2017.

CenterPoint's net cash flow from operating activities for the three months ending March 31, 2018, was $484 million, up 52.68% from $317 million in the same period last year. The Company spent $331 million on investing activities in the reported quarter, 11.02% lower than $372 million in the prior year's same quarter.

Outlook

For full year 2018, CenterPoint expects to generate EPS in the higher end of its previously guided range of $1.50 to $1.60. This excludes one-time costs associated with the proposed Vectren merger. Also, the guidance is inclusive of Enable's net income guidance of $375 million to $445 million announced on Enable Midstream's first quarter earnings call on May 02, 2018.

Stock Performance Snapshot

June 07, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, CenterPoint Energy's stock slightly rose 0.79%, ending the trading session at $25.41.

Volume traded for the day: 3.01 million shares.

After yesterday's close, CenterPoint Energy's market cap was at $11.16 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 16.92.

The stock has a dividend yield of 4.37%.

The stock is part of the Utilities sector, categorized under the Gas Utilities industry. This sector was up 0.2% at the end of the session.

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