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Second Quarter 2014

PPL Corporation Reports Second-Quarter Earnings

- Second-quarter and first-half earnings from ongoing operations increased 15 percent over 2013

- Company increases 2014 forecast of earnings from ongoing operations to $2.20 to $2.40 per share, with a midpoint of $2.30 per share

- Energy supply business spinoff on track

Jul 31, 2014
6:58am

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced on Thursday (7/31) second-quarter 2014 reported earnings of $229 million, or $0.34 per share, a decrease from $405 million, or $0.63 per share, a year ago. For the first six months of 2014, PPL's reported earnings were $545 million, or $0.83 per share, compared with $818 million, or $1.28 per share, in the first six months of 2013.

Adjusting for special items, PPL's earnings from ongoing operations for the quarter were $357 million, or $0.53 per share, an increase from $311 million, or $0.49 per share, a year ago. Earnings from ongoing operations for the first half of the year were $880 million, or $1.33 per share, compared with $765 million, or $1.20 per share, for the first half of 2013.

"Strong performance at each of our regulated utilities, combined with stronger margins from our competitive energy supply business, led to very solid results through the first half of the year," said William H. Spence, PPL's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Earnings increases in all four of our business segments during the first half of the year drove a $115 million, or 15 percent, increase in earnings from ongoing operations compared with the same period in 2013."

He also said the company is making steady progress on the spinoff of its PPL Energy Supply business, which it announced in early June. "We have completed nearly all the required regulatory filings and have transition teams up and running," said Spence. The company is on track to complete the spinoff and subsequent combination with Riverstone's competitive generation business, which will create a new publicly traded company called Talen Energy, in the first or second quarter of 2015.

PPL increased its 2014 forecast of earnings from ongoing operations to $2.20 to $2.40 per share, with a midpoint of $2.30 per share, up from the previous forecast of $2.15 to $2.30 per share, with a midpoint of $2.23 per share. The increased forecast is primarily driven by the strong earnings performance of the competitive energy supply business through the first half of the year.  The 2014 forecast for reported earnings is $1.70 to $1.90 per share, reflecting special items recorded through the second quarter.

Second-Quarter 2014 Earnings Details

PPL's reported earnings for the second quarter of 2014 included net special item charges of $128 million, or $0.19 per share, primarily reflecting charges of $0.07 per share for an increase in tax valuation allowances related to the anticipated spinoff of PPL Energy Supply, $0.05 per share for foreign currency-related economic hedges and $0.04 per share for adjusted energy-related economic activity.

Reported earnings are calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). "Earnings from ongoing operations" is a non-GAAP financial measure that is adjusted for special items that are fully detailed at the end of this news release.

 

(Dollars in millions, except for per share amounts)

 

2nd Quarter

   
   

2014

 

2013

 

% Change

                     

Reported Earnings

 

$

229

   

$

405

   

(43)%

Reported Earnings Per Share

 

$

0.34

   

$

0.63

   

(46)%

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

357

   

$

311

   

15%

Earnings from Ongoing Operations Per Share

 

$

0.53

   

$

0.49

   

8%

 

(See the tables at the end of the news release for details as to the reconciliation of earnings from ongoing operations to reported earnings.)

Second-Quarter and Six-Month 2014 Earnings by Business Segment

The following chart shows PPL's earnings per share by business segment for the second quarter and first six months of 2014, compared with the same period of 2013.

 

Per share

 

2nd Quarter

 

Year to Date

   

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

Earnings from ongoing operations

                               

U.K. Regulated

 

$

0.33

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.74

 

$

0.72

Kentucky Regulated

   

0.09

   

0.08

   

0.25

   

0.23

Pennsylvania Regulated

   

0.08

   

0.07

   

0.21

   

0.16

Supply

   

0.06

   

0.01

   

0.17

   

0.11

Corporate and Other1

   

(0.03)

   

(0.02)

   

(0.04)

   

(0.02)

    Total

 

$

0.53

 

$

0.49

 

$

1.33

 

$

1.20

                                 

Special items

                               

U.K. Regulated

 

$

(0.05)

 

$

0.03

 

$

(0.14)

 

$

0.14

Kentucky Regulated

   

   

0.01

   

   

Pennsylvania Regulated

   

   

   

   

Supply

   

(0.06)

   

0.10

   

(0.28)

   

(0.06)

Corporate and Other1

   

(0.08)

   

   

(0.08)

   

    Total

 

$

(0.19)

 

$

0.14

 

$

(0.50)

 

$

0.08

                                 

Reported earnings

                               

U.K. Regulated

 

$

0.28

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.60

 

$

0.86

Kentucky Regulated

   

0.09

   

0.09

   

0.25

   

0.23

Pennsylvania Regulated

   

0.08

   

0.07

   

0.21

   

0.16

Supply

   

   

0.11

   

(0.11)

   

0.05

Corporate and Other1

   

(0.11)

   

(0.02)

   

(0.12)

   

(0.02)

    Total

 

$

0.34

 

$

0.63

 

$

0.83

 

$

1.28

 

1 This category primarily includes unallocated corporate-level financing and other costs. 2014 reported earnings include certain costs related to the anticipated spinoff of PPL Energy Supply.

(For more details and an itemization of special items by segment, see the reconciliation tables at the end of this news release.)

Key Factors Impacting Business Segment Earnings from Ongoing Operations

U.K. Regulated Segment
PPL's U.K. Regulated segment primarily consists of the regulated electricity delivery operations of Western Power Distribution, serving Southwest and Central England and South Wales.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the second quarter of 2014 decreased by $0.02 per share compared with a year ago. This decrease was primarily due to higher U.S. income taxes and the adverse impact of weather on utility revenues, partially offset by higher utility revenues due to price increases in 2014 and 2013 and lower pension expenses. Higher U.S. income taxes compared to a year ago were the result of a 2013 favorable income tax ruling on a prior period income tax position.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations increased during the first six months of 2014 by $0.02 per share compared with a year ago. This increase was primarily due to higher utility revenues due to price increases in 2014 and 2013, lower pension expense and lower U.K. income taxes, partially offset by the adverse impact of weather on utility revenues, higher U.S. income taxes due to a 2013 favorable income tax ruling, higher network maintenance expenses and higher depreciation expense.

Kentucky Regulated Segment
PPL's Kentucky Regulated segment primarily consists of the regulated electricity and natural gas operations of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the second quarter of 2014 increased by $0.01 per share compared with a year ago. This increase was primarily due to returns on additional environmental capital investments, partially offset by higher operation and maintenance expense.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations increased during the first six months of 2014 by $0.02 per share compared with a year ago. This increase was primarily due to returns on additional environmental capital investments and higher sales volumes due to unusually cold weather in the first quarter of 2014, partially offset by higher operation and maintenance expense driven by storm-related expenses and timing of generation maintenance outages.

Pennsylvania Regulated Segment
PPL's Pennsylvania Regulated segment consists of the regulated electricity delivery operations of PPL Electric Utilities.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the second quarter of 2014 increased by $0.01 per share compared with a year ago. This increase was primarily due to returns on additional transmission capital investments.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations increased during the first six months of 2014 by $0.05 per share compared with a year ago. This increase was primarily due to returns on additional transmission and distribution improvement capital investments, higher sales volume due to unusually cold weather in the first quarter of 2014 and a benefit from a change in estimate of a regulatory liability, partially offset by higher financing costs.

Supply Segment
PPL's Supply segment consists primarily of the competitive domestic electricity generation and energy marketing operations of PPL Energy Supply.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the second quarter of 2014 increased by $0.05 per share compared with a year ago. This increase was primarily due to unrealized gains of $0.04 per share on certain commodity positions, higher eastern U.S. margins resulting from higher capacity prices and improved availability of baseload power plants, partially offset by lower baseload energy prices.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations increased during the first six months of 2014 by $0.06 per share compared with a year ago. This increase was primarily due to unrealized gains of $0.06 per share on certain commodity positions, higher eastern U.S. margins resulting from higher capacity prices, improved availability of baseload power plants, net benefits due to unusually cold weather in the first quarter of 2014 and lower financing costs. These factors were partially offset by lower baseload energy prices in the eastern U.S. and lower western U.S. margins.

Earnings from Ongoing Operations Forecast by Business Segment

 

 

2014

forecast
midpoint

 

 

2013

actual

Per share

         

U.K. Regulated

$ 1.35

 

$ 1.32

Kentucky Regulated

0.45

 

0.48

Pennsylvania Regulated

0.39

 

0.31

Supply

0.17

 

0.39

Corporate and Other1

(0.06)

 

(0.05)

    Total

$ 2.30

 

$ 2.45

 

1 This category primarily includes unallocated corporate-level financing and other costs.

PPL expects lower earnings from ongoing operations in 2014 compared with 2013, primarily due to lower energy margins in the Supply segment.

U.K. Regulated Segment
PPL projects higher segment earnings in 2014 compared with 2013, driven primarily by higher electricity delivery revenue and lower pension expense, offset partially by higher income taxes, higher depreciation and higher financing costs.

Kentucky Regulated Segment
PPL projects lower segment earnings in 2014 compared with 2013, driven primarily by higher operation and maintenance expense, higher depreciation and higher financing costs, offset partially by returns on additional environmental capital investments and increased sales volumes.

Pennsylvania Regulated Segment
PPL projects higher segment earnings in 2014 compared with 2013, driven primarily by higher transmission margins, returns on distribution improvement capital investments and a benefit from a change in estimate of a regulatory liability, offset partially by higher financing costs and higher income taxes.

Supply Segment
PPL projects lower segment earnings in 2014 compared with 2013, driven primarily by lower  energy and capacity prices, offset partially by the net benefits due to unusually cold weather in the first quarter of 2014, lower financing costs and lower income taxes.

PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States and sells energy in key U.S. markets. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.

(Note: All references to earnings per share in the text and tables of this news release are stated in terms of diluted earnings per share.)

Conference Call and Webcast

PPL invites interested parties to listen to a live Internet webcast of management's teleconference with financial analysts about second-quarter 2014 financial results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, July 31. The meeting is available online live, in audio format, with slides of the presentation, on PPL's website:  www.pplweb.com. The webcast will be available for replay on the PPL website for 30 days. Interested individuals also can access the live conference call via telephone at 866-652-5200. International participants should call 1-412-317-6060.

"Earnings from ongoing operations," also referred to as "ongoing earnings," should not be considered as an alternative to reported earnings, or net income attributable to PPL shareowners, which is an indicator of operating performance determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). PPL believes that "earnings from ongoing operations," although a non-GAAP financial measure, is also useful and meaningful to investors because it provides management's view of PPL's fundamental earnings performance as another criterion in making investment decisions. PPL's management also uses "earnings from ongoing operations" in measuring certain corporate performance goals. Other companies may use different measures to present financial performance.

"Earnings from ongoing operations" is adjusted for the impact of special items. Special items include:

  • Adjusted energy-related economic activity (as discussed below).
  • Unrealized gains or losses on foreign currency-related economic hedges.
  • Gains and losses on sales of assets not in the ordinary course of business.
  • Impairment charges (including impairments of securities in the company's nuclear decommissioning trust funds).
  • Workforce reduction and other restructuring effects.
  • Acquisition and disposition-related adjustments.
  • Other charges or credits that are, in management's view, not reflective of the company's ongoing operations.

Adjusted energy-related economic activity includes the changes in fair value of positions used to economically hedge a portion of the economic value of the competitive generation assets, full-requirement sales contracts and retail activities. This economic value is subject to changes in fair value due to market price volatility of the input and output commodities (e.g., fuel and power) prior to the delivery period that was hedged. Adjusted energy-related economic activity also includes the ineffective portion of qualifying cash flow hedges and premium amortization associated with options. Unrealized gains and losses related to this activity are deferred and included in earnings from ongoing operations over the delivery period of the item that was hedged or upon realization. Management believes that adjusting for such amounts provides a better matching of earnings from ongoing operations to the actual amounts settled for PPL's underlying hedged assets. Please refer to the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A in PPL Corporation's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for additional information on adjusted energy-related economic activity.

Statements contained in this news release, including statements with respect to future earnings, cash flows, financing, regulation and corporate strategy, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although PPL Corporation believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the statements. The following are among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: market demand and prices for energy, capacity and fuel; weather conditions affecting customer energy usage and operating costs; competition in power markets; the effect of any business or industry restructuring; the profitability and liquidity of PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; new accounting requirements or new interpretations or applications of existing requirements; operating performance of generating plants and other facilities; the length of scheduled and unscheduled outages at our generating plants; environmental conditions and requirements and the related costs of compliance, including environmental capital expenditures and emission allowance and other expenses; system conditions and operating costs; development of new projects, markets and technologies; performance of new ventures; asset or business acquisitions and dispositions; any impact of hurricanes or other severe weather on our business, including any impact on fuel prices; receipt of necessary government permits, approvals, rate relief and regulatory cost recovery; capital market conditions and decisions regarding capital structure; the impact of state, federal or foreign investigations applicable to PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; the outcome of litigation against PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; stock price performance; the market prices of equity securities and the impact on pension income and resultant cash funding requirements for defined benefit pension plans; the securities and credit ratings of PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; political, regulatory or economic conditions in states, regions or countries where PPL Corporation or its subsidiaries conduct business, including any potential effects of threatened or actual terrorism or war or other hostilities; foreign exchange rates; new state, federal or foreign legislation, including new tax legislation; and the commitments and liabilities of PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in light of such important factors and in conjunction with PPL Corporation's Form 10-K and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

 

PPL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION (a)

                 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(Millions of Dollars)

                 
       

June 30,

 

December 31,

       

2014

 

2013

Assets

           

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,269

$

1,102

Price risk management assets - current

   

954

 

942

Accounts receivable

   

1,096

 

1,020

Unbilled revenues

   

680

 

835

Fuel, materials and supplies

   

651

 

702

Other current assets

   

887

 

552

Investments

   

950

 

907

Property, Plant and Equipment

           
 

Regulated utility plant

   

29,473

 

27,755

 

Less: Accumulated depreciation - regulated utility plant

   

5,291

 

4,873

   

Regulated utility plant, net

   

24,182

 

22,882

 

Non-regulated property, plant and equipment

   

13,346

 

13,306

 

Less: Accumulated depreciation - non-regulated property, plant and equipment

   

6,294

 

6,172

   

Non-regulated property, plant and equipment, net

   

7,052

 

7,134

 

Construction work in progress

   

3,197

 

3,071

 

Property, Plant and Equipment, net

   

34,431

 

33,087

Regulatory assets - noncurrent

   

1,242

 

1,246

Goodwill and other intangibles

   

5,253

 

5,172

Price risk management assets - noncurrent

   

423

 

337

Other noncurrent assets

   

357

 

357

Total Assets

 

$

48,193

$

46,259

                 

Liabilities and Equity

           

Short-term debt

 

$

808

$

701

Long-term debt due within one year

   

304

 

315

Accounts payable

   

1,178

 

1,308

Price risk management liabilities - current

   

1,259

 

829

Other current liabilities

   

1,607

 

1,759

Long-term debt

   

20,819

 

20,592

Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits

   

4,539

 

4,270

Price risk management liabilities - noncurrent

   

498

 

415

Accrued pension obligations

   

1,080

 

1,286

Asset retirement obligations

   

712

 

687

Regulatory liabilities - noncurrent

   

1,026

 

1,048

Other noncurrent liabilities

   

628

 

583

Common stock and additional paid-in capital

   

9,365

 

8,322

Earnings reinvested

   

5,768

 

5,709

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

   

(1,398)

 

(1,565)

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

$

48,193

$

46,259

 

 

(a)

The Financial Statements in this news release have been condensed and summarized for purposes of this presentation.  Please refer to PPL Corporation's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for full financial statements, including note disclosure.

   

 

 

 PPL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                               

 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(Millions of Dollars, Except Share Data)

                               
         

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

         

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

                               

Operating Revenues

                       
 

Utility

 

$

1,830

 

$

1,655

 

$

3,992

 

$

3,605

 

Unregulated wholesale energy (a)

   

591

   

1,401

   

(838)

   

1,544

 

Unregulated retail energy

   

280

   

257

   

629

   

494

 

Energy-related businesses

   

173

   

137

   

314

   

264

 

Total Operating Revenues

   

2,874

   

3,450

   

4,097

   

5,907

                               

Operating Expenses

                       
 

Operation

                       
 

    Fuel

   

491

   

441

   

1,249

   

970

 

    Energy purchases (b)

   

351

   

1,051

   

(1,143)

   

1,108

 

    Other operation and maintenance

   

741

   

698

   

1,438

   

1,374

 

Depreciation

   

312

   

286

   

617

   

570

 

Taxes, other than income

   

93

   

86

   

197

   

182

 

Energy-related businesses

   

168

   

130

   

306

   

252

 

Total Operating Expenses

   

2,156

   

2,692

   

2,664

   

4,456

                               

Operating Income

   

718

   

758

   

1,433

   

1,451

                               

Other Income (Expense) - net

   

(82)

   

13

   

(105)

   

135

                               

Interest Expense

   

258

   

258

   

522

   

509

                               

Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

   

378

   

513

   

806

   

1,077

                               

Income Taxes

   

149

   

109

   

261

   

260

                               

Income from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes

   

229

   

404

   

545

   

817

                               

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations (net of income taxes)

         

1

         

1

                               

Net Income Attributable to PPL Shareowners

 

$

229

 

$

405

 

$

545

 

$

818

                               

Amounts Attributable to PPL Shareowners:

                       
 

Income from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes

 

$

229

 

$

404

 

$

545

 

$

817

 

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations (net of income taxes)

         

1

         

1

 

Net Income

 

$

229

 

$

405

 

$

545

 

$

818

                               

Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:

                       
 

Income from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes Available

                       
 

 to PPL Common Shareowners:

                       
 

  Basic

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.68

 

$

0.84

 

$

1.39

 

  Diluted

 

$

0.34

 

$

0.63

 

$

0.83

 

$

1.28

 

 Net Income Available to PPL Common Shareowners:

                       
 

  Basic

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.68

 

$

0.84

 

$

1.39

 

  Diluted

 

$

0.34

 

$

0.63

 

$

0.83

 

$

1.28

                               

Weighted-Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding

                       

  (in thousands)

                       
 

  Basic

   

653,132

   

589,834

   

642,002

   

586,683

 

  Diluted

   

665,792

   

664,615

   

664,927

   

661,263

   

(a)

The six month period ended June 30, 2014 includes significant realized and unrealized losses on physical and financial commodity sales contracts due to the unusually cold weather experienced in the first quarter of 2014.

(b)

 

The six month period ended June 30, 2014 includes significant realized and unrealized gains on physical and financial commodity purchase contracts due to the unusually cold weather experienced in the first quarter of 2014.

 

 

 PPL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(Millions of Dollars)

                   
         

Six Months Ended June 30,

         

2014

 

2013

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

           
 

Net income

 

$

545

 

$

818

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

           
   

Depreciation

   

617

   

570

   

Amortization

   

112

   

113

   

Defined benefit plans - expense

   

59

   

91

   

Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits

   

133

   

291

   

Unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives, and other hedging activities

   

301

   

(11)

   

Adjustment to WPD line loss accrual

   

65

   

24

   

Other

   

51

   

26

 

Change in current assets and current liabilities

           
   

Accounts receivable

   

(73)

   

(189)

   

Accounts payable

   

(99)

   

(75)

   

Unbilled revenues

   

161

   

144

   

Taxes payable

   

51

   

128

   

Uncertain tax positions

         

(98)

   

Accrued interest

   

(107)

   

(119)

   

Other

   

(80)

   

(238)

 

Other operating activities

           
   

Defined benefit plans - funding

   

(218)

   

(468)

   

Other

   

65

   

(60)

     

Net cash provided by operating activities

   

1,583

   

947

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

           
 

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment

   

(1,854)

   

(1,797)

 

Expenditures for intangible assets

   

(48)

   

(40)

 

Purchases of nuclear plant decommissioning trust investments

   

(73)

   

(66)

 

Proceeds from the sale of nuclear plant decommissioning trust investments

   

65

   

59

 

Proceeds from the receipt of grants

   

56

   

4

 

Net increase in restricted cash and cash equivalents

   

(251)

   

(17)

 

Other investing activities

   

2

   

23

     

Net cash used in investing activities

   

(2,103)

   

(1,834)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

           
 

Issuance of long-term debt

   

296

   

450

 

Retirement of long-term debt

   

(239)

   

(9)

 

Repurchase of common stock

         

(28)

 

Issuance of common stock

   

1,017

   

259

 

Payment of common stock dividends

   

(470)

   

(426)

 

Contract adjustment payments

   

(21)

   

(48)

 

Net increase in short-term debt

   

107

   

563

 

Other financing activities

   

(19)

   

(51)

     

Net cash provided by financing activities

   

671

   

710

Effect of Exchange Rates on Cash and Cash Equivalents

   

16

   

(13)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

   

167

   

(190)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

   

1,102

   

901

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

 

$

1,269

 

$

711

 

 

Key Indicators (Unaudited)

                             
                       

12 Months Ended

                       

June 30,

Financial

         

2014

 

2013

                             

Dividends declared per share of common stock

         

$ 1.48

 

$1.455

Book value per share (a)(b)

         

$20.68

 

$18.48

Market price per share (a)

         

$35.53

 

$ 30.26

Dividend yield

         

4.2%

 

4.8%

Dividend payout ratio (c)

         

112%

 

58%

Dividend payout ratio - earnings from ongoing operations (c)(d)

     

57%

 

60%

Price/earnings ratio (c)

         

26.9

 

12.1

Price/earnings ratio - earnings from ongoing operations (c)(d)

     

13.7

 

12.6

Return on average common equity

         

6.81%

 

14.06%

Return on average common equity - earnings from ongoing operations (d)

   

13.57%

 

13.54%

                             

(a) End of period.

(b) Based on 664,018 and 591,622 shares of common stock outstanding (in thousands) at June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013.

(c) Based on diluted earnings per share.

(d) Calculated using earnings from ongoing operations, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of special items, as described in the text and tables of this news release.

   
                             
                             
                             
                             

Operating - Domestic & International Electricity Sales (Unaudited)

                             
       

3 Months Ended June 30,

 

6 Months Ended June 30,

               

Percent

         

Percent

(GWh)

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

 

2014

 

2013

 

Change

                             

Domestic Retail Delivered

                       
 

PPL Electric Utilities

 

8,378

 

8,374

 

0.0%

 

19,008

 

18,321

 

3.7%

 

LKE

 

7,418

 

7,326

 

1.3%

 

15,913

 

15,326

 

3.8%

   

Total

 

15,796

 

15,700

 

0.6%

 

34,921

 

33,647

 

3.8%

                             

Domestic Retail Supplied (a)

                       
 

PPL EnergyPlus

 

3,633

 

3,246

 

11.9%

 

7,409

 

6,527

 

13.5%

 

LKE

 

7,418

 

7,326

 

1.3%

 

15,913

 

15,326

 

3.8%

   

Total

 

11,051

 

10,572

 

4.5%

 

23,322

 

21,853

 

6.7%

                             

International Delivered

                       
 

United Kingdom

 

18,684

 

20,007

 

(6.6%)

 

39,699

 

41,548

 

(4.5%)

                             

Domestic Wholesale

                       
 

PPL EnergyPlus - East

 

12,398

 

10,221

 

21.3%

 

28,146

 

24,678

 

14.1%

 

PPL EnergyPlus - West

 

1,285

 

1,511

 

(15.0%)

 

2,664

 

3,163

 

(15.8%)

 

LKE (b)

 

532

 

585

 

(9.1%)

 

1,262

 

1,160

 

8.8%

   

Total

 

14,215

 

12,317

 

15.4%

 

32,072

 

29,001

 

10.6%

                             

(a) Represents GWh supplied by PPL EnergyPlus to PPL Electric Utilities as PLR, and to other retail customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Montana, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and Washington, D.C. Also includes GWh supplied by LKE to retail customers in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.

(b) Represents FERC-regulated municipal and unregulated off-system sales.

 

 

Reconciliation of Segment Earnings from Ongoing Operations to Reported Earnings

(After Tax)

(Unaudited)

                                       
                                       
                                       

2nd Quarter 2014

 

(millions of dollars)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

     

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

 

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

220

 

$

57

 

$

56

 

$

41

 

$

(17)

 

$

357

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

(23)

         

(23)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

(33)

                           

(33)

Spinoff of PPL Energy Supply:

                                   
 

Change in tax valuation allowances

                           

(46)

   

(46)

 

Transaction costs

                           

(10)

   

(10)

Other:

                                   
 

EEI adjustments

         

1

                     

1

 

Separation benefits

               

(4)

   

(13)

         

(17)

Total Special Items

   

(33)

   

1

   

(4)

   

(36)

   

(56)

   

(128)

Reported Earnings

 

$

187

 

$

58

 

$

52

 

$

5

 

$

(73)

 

$

229

                                       
                                       
                                       
     

(per share - diluted) (a)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

     

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

 

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

0.33

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.06

 

$

(0.03)

 

$

0.53

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

(0.04)

         

(0.04)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

(0.05)

                           

(0.05)

Spinoff of PPL Energy Supply:

                                   
 

Change in tax valuation allowances

                           

(0.07)

   

(0.07)

 

Transaction costs

                           

(0.01)

   

(0.01)

Other:

                                   
 

Separation benefits

                     

(0.02)

         

(0.02)

Total Special Items

   

(0.05)

               

(0.06)

   

(0.08)

   

(0.19)

Reported Earnings

 

$

0.28

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.08

 

$

-

 

$

(0.11)

 

$

0.34

                                       
                                       

(a)  The "If-Converted Method" has been applied to PPL's 2011 Equity Units, resulting in an immaterial amount of interest charges being added back to earnings and approximately 11 million shares of PPL Common Stock being treated as outstanding. Both adjustments are only for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share.

 
 
                                       

 

 

Reconciliation of Segment Earnings from Ongoing Operations to Reported Earnings

(After Tax)

(Unaudited)

                                       
                                       
                                       

Year-to-Date June 30, 2014

 

(millions of dollars)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

     

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

 

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

484

 

$

164

 

$

141

 

$

115

 

$

(24)

 

$

880

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

(162)

         

(162)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

(39)

                           

(39)

Kerr Dam Project impairment

                     

(10)

         

(10)

Spinoff of PPL Energy Supply:

                                   
 

Change in tax valuation allowances

                           

(46)

   

(46)

 

Transaction costs

                           

(10)

   

(10)

Other:

                                   
 

EEI adjustments

         

1

                     

1

 

Change in WPD line loss accrual

   

(52)

                           

(52)

 

Separation benefits

               

(4)

   

(13)

         

(17)

Total Special Items

   

(91)

   

1

   

(4)

   

(185)

   

(56)

   

(335)

Reported Earnings

 

$

393

 

$

165

 

$

137

 

$

(70)

 

$

(80)

 

$

545

                                       
                                       
                                       
     

(per share - diluted) (a)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

     

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

 

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

0.74

 

$

0.25

 

$

0.21

 

$

0.17

 

$

(0.04)

 

$

1.33

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

(0.24)

         

(0.24)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

(0.06)

                           

(0.06)

Kerr Dam Project impairment

                     

(0.02)

         

(0.02)

Spinoff of PPL Energy Supply:

                                   
 

Change in tax valuation allowances

                           

(0.07)

   

(0.07)

 

Transaction costs

                           

(0.01)

   

(0.01)

Other:

                                   
 

Change in WPD line loss accrual

   

(0.08)

                           

(0.08)

 

Separation benefits

                     

(0.02)

         

(0.02)

Total Special Items

   

(0.14)

               

(0.28)

   

(0.08)

   

(0.50)

Reported Earnings

 

$

0.60

 

$

0.25

 

$

0.21

 

$

(0.11)

 

$

(0.12)

 

$

0.83

                                       
                                       

(a)  The "If-Converted Method" has been applied to PPL's 2011 Equity Units, resulting in $9 million of interest charges (after-tax) being added back to earnings and approximately 21 million shares of PPL Common Stock being treated as outstanding. Both adjustments are only for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share.

 
 
                                       

 

 

Reconciliation of Segment Earnings from Ongoing Operations to Reported Earnings

(After Tax)

(Unaudited)

                                       
                                       
                                       

2nd Quarter 2013

 

(millions of dollars)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

     

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

 

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

226

 

$

48

 

$

45

 

$

3

 

$

(11)

 

$

311

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

76

         

76

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

(5)

                           

(5)

Other:

                                   
 

LKE discontinued operations

         

1

                     

1

 

Change in tax accounting method related to repairs

                     

(3)

         

(3)

 

Counterparty bankruptcy

                     

1

         

1

 

Windfall tax litigation

   

43

                           

43

 

Change in WPD line loss accrual

   

(19)

                           

(19)

Total Special Items

   

19

   

1

         

74

         

94

Reported Earnings

 

$

245

 

$

49

 

$

45

 

$

77

 

$

(11)

 

$

405

                                       
                                       
                                       
     

(per share - diluted) (a)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

       

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

   

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.01

 

$

(0.02)

 

$

0.49

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

0.11

         

0.11

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

(0.01)

                           

(0.01)

Other:

                                   
 

LKE discontinued operations

         

0.01

                     

0.01

 

Change in tax accounting methods related to repairs

                     

(0.01)

         

(0.01)

 

Windfall tax litigation

   

0.07

                           

0.07

 

Change in WPD line loss accrual

   

(0.03)

                           

(0.03)

Total Special Items

   

0.03

   

0.01

         

0.10

         

0.14

Reported Earnings

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.11

 

$

(0.02)

 

$

0.63

                                       
                                       

(a)  The "If-Converted Method" has been applied to PPL's Equity Units prior to settlement, resulting in $15 million of interest charges (after-tax) being added back to earnings and approximately 73 million shares of PPL Common Stock being treated as outstanding. Both adjustments are only for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share.

   
   

 

Reconciliation of Segment Earnings from Ongoing Operations to Reported Earnings

(After Tax)

(Unaudited)

                                       
                                       
                                       

Year-to-Date June 30, 2013

 

(millions of dollars)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

       

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

   

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

464

 

$

132

 

$

109

 

$

74

 

$

(14)

 

$

765

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

(41)

         

(41)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

73

                           

73

Acquisition-related adjustments:

                                   
 

WPD Midlands

                                   
 

Separation benefits

   

(1)

                           

(1)

 

Other acquisition-related adjustments

   

(2)

                           

(2)

Other:

                                   
 

LKE discontinued operations

         

1

                     

1

 

EEI adjustments

         

1

                     

1

 

Change in tax accounting methods related to repairs

                     

(3)

         

(3)

 

Counterparty bankruptcy

                     

1

         

1

 

Windfall tax litigation

   

43

                           

43

 

Change in WPD line loss accrual

   

(19)

                           

(19)

Total Special Items

   

94

   

2

         

(43)

         

53

Reported Earnings

 

$

558

 

$

134

 

$

109

 

$

31

 

$

(14)

 

$

818

                                       
                                       
                                       
     

(per share - diluted) (a)

     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

       

Corporate 

   
     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

   

and Other 

 

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

0.72

 

$

0.23

 

$

0.16

 

$

0.11

 

$

(0.02)

 

$

1.20

Special Items:

                                   

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

(0.05)

         

(0.05)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

0.11

                           

0.11

Other:

                                   
 

Change in tax accounting method related to repairs

                     

(0.01)

         

(0.01)

 

Windfall tax litigation

   

0.06

                           

0.06

 

Change in WPD line loss accrual

   

(0.03)

                           

(0.03)

Total Special Items

   

0.14

               

(0.06)

         

0.08

Reported Earnings

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.23

 

$

0.16

 

$

0.05

 

$

(0.02)

 

$

1.28

                                       
                                       

(a)   The "If-Converted Method" has been applied to PPL's Equity Units prior to settlement, resulting in $30 million of interest charges (after-tax) being added back to earnings and approximately 73 million shares of PPL Common Stock being treated as outstanding. Both adjustments are only for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share.

   
   
                                       

 

Reconciliation of PPL's Forecast of Earnings from Ongoing Operations to Reported Earnings

           

(After-Tax)

           

(Unaudited)

           
                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
   

Forecast (per share - diluted)

     

Midpoint

   
     

U.K. 

 

Kentucky 

 

Pennsylvania 

     

Corporate 

     

High 

 

Low 

     

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Regulated 

 

Supply 

 

and Other 

 

Total 

 

2014

 

2014

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

 

$

1.35

 

$

0.45

 

$

0.39

 

$

0.17

 

$

(0.06)

 

$

2.30

 

$

2.40

 

$

2.20

Special Items:

                                               

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

                     

(0.24)

         

(0.24)

   

(0.24)

   

(0.24)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

   

(0.06)

                           

(0.06)

   

(0.06)

   

(0.06)

Kerr Dam Project impairment

                     

(0.02)

         

(0.02)

   

(0.02)

   

(0.02)

Spinoff of PPL Energy Supply:

                                               
 

Change in tax valuation allowances

                           

(0.07)

   

(0.07)

   

(0.07)

   

(0.07)

 

Transaction costs

                           

(0.01)

   

(0.01)

   

(0.01)

   

(0.01)

Other:

                                               
 

Change in WPD line loss accrual

   

(0.08)

                           

(0.08)

   

(0.08)

   

(0.08)

 

Separation benefits

                     

(0.02)

         

(0.02)

   

(0.02)

   

(0.02)

Total Special Items

   

(0.14)

               

(0.28)

   

(0.08)

   

(0.50)

   

(0.50)

   

(0.50)

Reported Earnings

 

$

1.21

 

$

0.45

 

$

0.39

 

$

(0.11)

 

$

(0.14)

 

$

1.80

 

$

1.90

 

$

1.70

                                                   
                                                   

 

 

 

SOURCE PPL Corporation

For further information: For news media - Dan McCarthy, 610-774-5997; For financial analysts - Joseph P. Bergstein, 610-774-5609


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