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ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 28, 2015 - Edison International (NYSE: EIX) today reported first quarter 2015 net income on a GAAP basis of $299 million, or $0.92 per share, compared to $176 million, or $0.54 per share, in the first quarter of 2014. On an adjusted basis, Edison International’s first quarter 2015 and 2014 core earnings were $294 million, or $0.90 per share.
Southern California Edison’s (SCE) first quarter 2015 core earnings were similar to the first quarter of 2014 due to the delay in the California Public Utilities Commission 2015 General Rate Case (GRC) decision. During the first quarter of 2015, SCE recognized revenue from CPUC activities largely based on 2014 authorized base revenue requirements included in customer rates. The revenue requirement ultimately adopted by the CPUC will be retroactive to January 1, 2015. The decrease from the delay in the 2015 GRC decision and lower income tax benefits were offset by higher FERC-related revenue from rate base growth and higher earnings on funds used during construction. Edison International Parent and Other’s first quarter 2015 core losses were comparable to first quarter 2014 core losses.
Edison International's first quarter 2015 core earnings exclude income of $5 million, or $0.02 per share, related to losses allocated to tax equity investors under the hypothetical liquidation at book value accounting method. Edison International's first quarter 2014 core earnings exclude a $96 million charge, or $0.29 per share, related to the San Onofre OII Settlement Agreement, and losses of $22 million, or $0.07 per share, from discontinued operations.
"Until SCE receives a decision in its 2015 General Rate Case, comparative results are not meaningful," said Ted Craver, chairman and chief executive officer of Edison International. "However, we remain focused on improving our safety and operational performance while executing on our capital plans to enhance reliability and plan and build the next generation electric grid."
Edison International uses core earnings, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that adjusts for significant discrete items that management does not consider representative of ongoing earnings. Edison International management believes that core earnings provide more meaningful comparisons of performance from period to period. Please see the attached tables for a reconciliation of core earnings to basic earnings.
2015 Earnings Guidance
Edison International will provide 2015 earnings guidance after a final decision has been issued by the CPUC on the Southern California Edison 2015 GRC. See the presentation accompanying the company’s conference call for further information.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.