Edison International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results; Introduces 2017 Earnings Guidance

February 21, 2017

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., February 21, 2017 - Edison International (NYSE: EIX) today reported fourth quarter 2016 net income of $345 million, or $1.06 per share, compared to a net loss of $79 million, or $0.24 loss per share, in the fourth quarter 2015. As adjusted, fourth quarter 2016 core earnings were $332 million, or $1.02 per share, compared to core earnings of $287 million, or $0.88 per share, in the fourth quarter 2015.

Southern California Edison's (SCE) fourth quarter 2016 net income increased by $419 million, or $1.29 per share, from the fourth quarter 2015.  SCE's increase in net income consisted of $49 million of higher core earnings and $370 million of higher non-core earnings.  The increase in core earnings was due to an increase in revenue from the escalation mechanism as set forth in the 2015 General Rate Case (GRC) and lower operations and maintenance expenses, partially offset by higher net financing costs and tax expense. There were no SCE non-core items in the fourth quarter 2016 results.  Fourth quarter 2015 SCE core earnings excluded losses of $370 million, or $1.14 per share. This is primarily related to the $382 million, or $1.18 per share, write-down of SCE deferred income tax regulatory asset from certain 2012-2014 tax repair deductions.

Fourth quarter 2016 losses from continuing operations at Edison International Parent and Other increased by $16 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to fourth quarter 2015.  This increase consisted of $4 million of higher core losses and $12 million of non-core income related to the fourth quarter 2015. The higher core losses reflected lower revenue from Edison Capital's affordable housing investment portfolio, partially offset by lower corporate expenses. There were no non-core items in the fourth quarter 2016 for Edison International Parent and Other. Fourth quarter 2015 non-core items included income of $10 million, or $0.03 per share, related to the completion of the sale of Edison Capital's affordable housing investment portfolio and $2 million, or $0.01 per share, of income under the hypothetical liquidation at book value (HLBV) accounting method. Additionally, Edison International recorded $13 million of income, or $0.04 per share, and losses of $8 million, or $0.02 per share, from discontinued operations for the fourth quarter 2016 and fourth quarter 2015, respectively.

"Edison International delivered excellent fourth quarter and full-year results at the high end of our guidance range, led by SCE’s strong operating performance,” said Pedro Pizarro, Edison International president and chief executive officer. “Additionally, we have introduced 2017 earnings guidance with the midpoint above consensus analyst estimates.”

Full Year Earnings

For 2016, Edison International reported net income of $1,311 million, or $4.02 per share, compared to $1,020 million, or $3.13 per share, in 2015. On an adjusted basis, Edison International’s core earnings were $1,294 million, or $3.97 per share, compared to $1,336 million, or $4.10 per share, in 2015.

SCE’s 2016 net income increased $378 million, or $1.16 per share, from 2015.  SCE's increased net income consisted of $8 million, or $0.02 per share, of higher core earnings and $370 million, or $1.14 per share, of higher non-core earnings.  The increase in core earnings was due to an increase in revenue from the escalation mechanism as set forth in the 2015 GRC and lower operations and maintenance expenses, partially offset by higher net financing costs and tax expense. There were no non-core items in 2016 SCE results. 2015 SCE core earnings excluded losses of $370 million, or $1.14 per share. This loss primarily related to the $382 million, or $1.18 per share, write-down of SCE deferred income tax regulatory asset from certain 2012-2014 tax repair deductions.            

Edison International Parent and Other losses from continuing operations for 2016 increased by $64 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to 2015. This increase consisted of $50 million, or $0.15 per share, of higher core losses and $14 million, or $0.04 per share, of higher non-core losses. During the second quarter 2016, Edison International Parent and Other recorded an after-tax charge of $13 million, or $0.04 per share, related to the buy-out of an earn-out provision with the former shareholders of a company acquired by Edison Energy at the end of 2015. In addition, higher core losses reflected higher Edison Energy Group operating and development costs and lower results at SoCore Energy. Results during 2015 included income from Edison Capital's investments in affordable housing projects, which were sold at the end of 2015.

Edison International Parent and Other's non-core items for 2016 included income of $5 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to income of $9 million, or $0.03 per share, for 2015 related to losses under the HLBV accounting method.  During 2015, Edison International Parent and Other recorded non-core income of $10 million, or $0.03 per share, related to the completion of the sale of Edison Capital's affordable housing investment portfolio.  Additionally, Edison International recorded income of $12 million, or $0.03 per share, and $35 million, or $0.11 per share, from discontinued operations for 2016 and 2015, respectively.

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 GAAP earnings.

2017 Earnings Guidance

The company announced basic and core earnings guidance of $4.04 to $4.24 per share for 2017. See the presentation accompanying the company’s conference call for further information including key guidance assumptions.

 

2017 Basic and Core Earnings Guidance as of February 21, 2017

  Low Midpoint High
SCE   $4.39  
EIX Parent & Other   (0.25)  
EIX Basic EPS $4.04 $4.14 $4.24
Less: Non-core Items - - -
EIX Core EPS $4.04 $4.14 $4.24

 

About Edison International

Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of 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. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy Group, a portfolio of competitive businesses that provide commercial and industrial customers with energy management and procurement services and distributed solar generation. Edison Energy Group companies are independent from Southern California Edison.

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Appendix and Summary Financial Schedules

Edison International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results; Introduces 2017 Earnings Guidance

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