Public Service Enterprise (PEG) Misses Q3 EPS by 1c, Revenues Miss; Raises FY20 EPS Mid-Point Outlook
Public Service Enterprise (NYSE: PEG) reported Q3 EPS of $0.96, $0.01 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.97. Revenue for the quarter came in at $2.37 billion versus the consensus estimate of $2.47 billion.
Ralph Izzo, chairman, president and chief executive officer commented, "We delivered a solid quarter at both PSE&G and PSEG Power and remain on track to deliver full year results within our updated range which removes five cents per share from the lower end. Last month, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved the settlement of our Clean Energy Future – Energy Efficiency (CEF-EE) filing. PSE&G was authorized to invest $1 billion over three years in programs that will allow us to work toward universal access to energy efficiency for all New Jersey customers. This will lower customer bills and shrink their carbon footprint. PSE&G's CEF-EE investment program will also establish significant job training programs and create over 3,200 clean energy jobs, as it also helps New Jersey avoid 8 million metric tons of carbon emissions through 2050."
Izzo continued, "In early August, Tropical Storm Isaias wreaked havoc with powerful winds and heavy rains in a fast moving storm that left approximately 575,000 of our New Jersey and 420,000 Long Island customers without power. This was the most damaging storm experienced in the region since Superstorm Sandy. PSE&G and PSEG LI worked around the clock alongside nearly 3,000 mutual aid personnel in New Jersey and over 5,000 in Long Island to restore 90% and 80% of affected customers in NJ and LI within 72 hours, respectively. Our commitment to safely providing reliable service to all our customers remains PSEG's core focus.
Our service area experienced significantly warmer weather during the first half of the summer that helped to moderate the load loss seen earlier in the year from the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. New Jersey has aggressively managed its positivity rates since the spring with some recent resurgence and continues a phased reopening of businesses, schools, and activities, which will determine the pace of economic recovery.
PSEG is also continuing efforts to optimize strategic alternatives for PSEG Power's non-nuclear generating fleet to accelerate the transformation of PSEG into a primarily regulated electric and gas utility focused on reliability and resiliency infrastructure, clean energy investments, methane reduction, and zero-carbon generation. We expect to begin marketing the non-nuclear assets later this year," said Izzo.
Public Service Enterprise sees FY2020 EPS of $3.35-$3.50, versus the consensus of $3.39.
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