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PPL Corporation Reports 2013 Earnings; Increases Common Stock Dividend

Thursday, February 06, 2014

PPL Corporation Reports 2013 Earnings; Increases Common Stock Dividend

06:57 EST Thursday, February 06, 2014

-- Earnings from ongoing operations of $2.45 per share exceed both 2013 forecast range and 2012 results
-- Company announces 2014 earnings forecast range of $2.05 to $2.25 per share
-- Annualized dividend increased to $1.49 per share; 12th increase in 13 years

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) on Thursday (2/6) announced reported earnings for 2013 of $1.13 billion, or $1.76 per share, compared with $1.53 billion, or $2.60 per share in 2012, and an increase in its common stock dividend.

Earnings from ongoing operations were $1.59 billion, or $2.45 per share. That result exceeded the 2013 forecast range of $2.30 to $2.40 per share, as well as 2012 earnings from ongoing operations of $1.42 billion or $2.42 per share. Earnings from ongoing operations are adjusted for special items, which for 2013 included an after-tax charge of $413 million, or $0.62 per share, for the termination of the Colstrip power plant lease. The lease termination will facilitate the previously announced sale of PPL Montana's hydroelectric assets.

"We're extremely proud of the results for the year. Exceeding the top end of the 2013 forecast required each business segment to demonstrate exceptional performance to produce solid results for shareowners and deliver the highest quality service for our 10 million customers," said William H. Spence, PPL's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "The continued solid performance of our regulated business segments and our expectations for continued growth gives us the confidence to increase our dividend."

The dividend increase to $0.3725 per share on a quarterly basis will be payable April 1, 2014 to shareowners of record as of March 10. With the increase, the new annualized dividend is $1.49 per share. The previous dividend was $1.47 per share. PPL has increased its common stock dividend 12 times in the last 13 years.

For the fourth quarter, PPL had a reported loss of $98 million, or $0.16 per share, compared with reported earnings of $359 million, or $0.60 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012. Adjusting for special items, fourth quarter earnings from ongoing operations were $394 million, or $0.60 per share, compared with $292 million, or $0.49 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012.

PPL also announced its 2014 earnings forecast range of $2.05 to $2.25 per share, with a midpoint of $2.15 per share. PPL projects that nearly all of its 2014 earnings will come from its regulated businesses, compared with 86 percent of earnings from ongoing operations in 2013. The 2014 earnings forecast reflects higher revenues from the three regulated businesses, offset by lower energy margins in the Supply business resulting largely from lower energy and capacity prices.

2013 Earnings Details

PPL's 2013 reported earnings include net special-item after-tax charges of $461 million, or $0.69 per share; 2012 reported earnings included net special-item after-tax credits of $109 million, or $0.18 per share.

In addition to the $0.62 charge for the Colstrip lease termination, 2013 special-item charges include $0.11 per share for adjusted energy-related economic activity, $0.06 per share for an impairment of the Corette coal-fired power plant in Montana, $0.05 per share from an adjustment to the accrued liability for U.K. line losses for a period preceding PPL's acquisition of WPD Midlands, and $0.03 per share for unrealized losses on foreign currency-related economic hedges. These charges were partially offset by special-item credits that include $0.13 per share for a reduction in the U.K. corporate income tax rate and $0.06 per share from a favorable U.S. Supreme Court decision that the U.K. windfall tax is creditable against U.S. income taxes.

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

(Dollars in millions, except for per share amounts)

2013

2012

% Change

Reported Earnings

$

1,130

$

1,526

(26)%

Reported Earnings Per Share

$

1.76

$

2.60

(32)%

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

1,591

$

1,417

12%

Earnings from Ongoing Operations Per Share

$

2.45

$

2.42

1%

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

Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Details

PPL's reported loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 includes net special-item charges of $0.76 per share. The special-item charges include $0.62 per share related to the Colstrip lease termination, $0.06 per share for impairment of the Corette power plant, $0.04 per share for adjusted energy-related economic activity and $0.03 per share for unrealized losses on foreign currency-related economic hedges.

(Dollars in millions, except for per share amounts)

4th Quarter

2013

2012

% Change

Reported Earnings (Loss)

$

(98)

$

359

(127)%

Reported Earnings (Loss) Per Share

$

(0.16)

$

0.60

(127)%

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

394

$

292

35%

Earnings from Ongoing Operations Per Share

$

0.60

$

0.49

22%

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

Year and Fourth-Quarter 2013 Earnings by Business Segment

The following chart shows PPL's earnings by segment for 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with the same periods of 2012.

Year

4th Quarter

Per Share

2013

2012

2013

2012

Earnings from ongoing operations

Kentucky Regulated

$

0.48

$

0.33

$

0.12

$

0.08

U.K. Regulated

1.32

1.19

0.30

0.29

Pennsylvania Regulated

0.31

0.22

0.07

0.05

Supply

0.39

0.68

0.13

0.07

Corporate and Other1

(0.05)

?

(0.02)

?

    Total

$

2.45

$

2.42

$

0.60

$

0.49

Special items

Kentucky Regulated

$

?

$

(0.03)

$

?

$

(0.03)

U.K. Regulated

0.11

0.18

(0.02)

0.12

Pennsylvania Regulated

?

?

?

?

Supply

(0.80)

0.03

(0.74)

0.02

Corporate and Other1

?

?

?

?

    Total

$

(0.69)

$

0.18

$

(0.76)

$

0.11

Reported earnings (loss)

Kentucky Regulated

$

0.48

$

0.30

$

0.12

$

0.05

U.K. Regulated

1.43

1.37

0.28

0.41

Pennsylvania Regulated

0.31

0.22

0.07

0.05

Supply

(0.41)

0.71

(0.61)

0.09

Corporate and Other1

(0.05)

?

(0.02)

?

    Total

$

1.76

$

2.60

$

(0.16)

$

0.60

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

For more details 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

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 increased in 2013 by $0.15 per share compared to a year ago primarily due to higher base rates that became effective Jan. 1 and returns from additional environmental capital investments, partially offset by dilution of $0.04 per share. 

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by $0.04 per share compared with the fourth quarter of 2012 primarily due to higher base rates that became effective Jan. 1 and returns from additional environmental capital investments, partially offset by higher operation and maintenance expense and dilution of $0.01 per share. 

U.K. Regulated Segment PPL's U.K. Regulated segment 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 2013 increased by $0.13 per share compared to a year ago primarily due to higher electricity delivery revenues and lower U.K. income taxes, partially offset by higher operation and maintenance expense, higher depreciation and dilution of $0.14 per share.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by $0.01 per share compared with the fourth quarter of 2012 primarily due to higher electricity delivery revenues and lower U.K. income taxes, partially offset by higher operation and maintenance expense and dilution of $0.03 per share.

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 2013 increased by $0.09 per share compared to a year ago primarily due to higher distribution base rates that became effective Jan. 1, higher transmission margins from additional capital investments, lower operation and maintenance expense and higher distribution sales volume due to weather, partially offset by higher depreciation and dilution of $0.04 per share.

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by $0.02 per share compared with the fourth quarter of 2012 primarily due to higher transmission margins from additional capital investments and higher distribution sales volume due to weather, partially offset by dilution of $0.01 per share.

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

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in 2013 decreased by $0.29 per share compared to a year ago primarily due to lower baseload energy prices, higher depreciation, higher income taxes and dilution of $0.05 per share, partially offset by higher capacity prices, higher nuclear generation volume, and lower operation and maintenance expense. 

Segment earnings from ongoing operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by $0.06 per share compared with the fourth quarter of 2012 primarily due to higher nuclear generation volume, higher capacity prices, lower operation and maintenance expense, and lower income taxes, partially offset by lower baseload energy prices and dilution of $0.02 per share.

2014 Earnings Forecast by Business Segment

 

 

2014

forecast midpoint

2013 actualearnings from ongoing operations

Earnings per share

Kentucky Regulated

$ 0.43

$ 0.48

U.K. Regulated

1.32

1.32

Pennsylvania Regulated

0.38

0.31

Supply

0.07

0.39

Corporate and Other1

(0.05)

(0.05)

    Total

$ 2.15

$ 2.45

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

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

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

U.K. Regulated Segment PPL projects segment earnings in 2014 in line with 2013. Higher electricity delivery revenue and lower pension expense are expected to be offset by higher income taxes, higher depreciation and higher financing costs.

Pennsylvania Regulated Segment PPL projects higher segment earnings in 2014 compared with 2013, primarily driven by higher transmission margins and returns on distribution improvement capital spending, partially offset by higher financing costs and higher income taxes.

Supply Segment PPL projects lower segment earnings in 2014 compared with 2013 primarily driven by lower energy and capacity prices, partially offset by lower financing costs and lower income taxes.

PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with 2013 revenues of about $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 annual and fourth quarter 2013 financial results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday, February 6. The meeting is available online live, in audio format, along 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-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, the monetization of certain full-requirement sales contracts and premium amortization associated with options. This economic activity is deferred, with the exception of the full-requirement sales contracts that were monetized, 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)

December 31,

December 31,

2013

2012

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,102

$

901

Price risk management assets - current

942

1,525

Accounts receivable

1,020

824

Unbilled revenues

835

857

Fuel, materials and supplies

702

673

Other current assets

552

288

Investments

907

759

Property, Plant and Equipment

Regulated utility plant

27,755

25,196

Less: Accumulated depreciation - regulated utility plant

4,873

4,164

Regulated utility plant, net

22,882

21,032

Non-regulated property, plant and equipment

13,306

12,545

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

6,172

5,942

Non-regulated property, plant and equipment, net

7,134

6,603

Construction work in progress

3,071

2,397

Property, Plant and Equipment, net

33,087

30,032

Regulatory assets

1,246

1,483

Goodwill and other intangibles

5,172

5,083

Price risk management assets - noncurrent

337

572

Other noncurrent assets

357

637

Total Assets

$

46,259

$

43,634

Liabilities and Equity

Short-term debt

$

701

$

652

Long-term debt due within one year

315

751

Accounts payable

1,308

1,252

Price risk management liabilities - current

829

1,065

Other current liabilities

1,759

1,905

Long-term debt

20,592

18,725

Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits

4,270

3,715

Price risk management liabilities - noncurrent

415

629

Accrued pension obligations

1,286

2,076

Regulatory liabilities

1,048

1,010

Other noncurrent liabilities

1,270

1,356

Common stock and additional paid-in-capital

8,322

6,942

Earnings reinvested

5,709

5,478

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,565)

(1,940)

Noncontrolling interests

18

Total Liabilities and Equity

$

46,259

$

43,634

(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 December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Operating Revenues

Utility

$

1,857

$

1,796

$

7,201

$

6,808

Unregulated wholesale energy (a)

557

1,074

3,044

4,126

Unregulated retail energy

269

224

1,027

844

Energy-related businesses

165

128

588

508

Total Operating Revenues

2,848

3,222

11,860

12,286

Operating Expenses

Operation

Fuel

480

432

1,944

1,837

Energy purchases (a)

304

722

1,967

2,555

Other operation and maintenance

782

740

2,825

2,835

Loss on lease termination

697

697

Depreciation

302

287

1,161

1,100

Taxes, other than income

92

98

364

366

Energy-related businesses

160

121

563

484

Total Operating Expenses

2,817

2,400

9,521

9,177

Operating Income

31

822

2,339

3,109

Other Income (Expense) - net

(42)

(8)

(23)

(39)

Other-Than-Temporary Impairments

26

1

27

Interest Expense

251

247

1,006

961

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

(262)

541

1,309

2,082

Income Taxes

(164)

181

180

545

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes

(98)

360

1,129

1,537

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

2

(6)

Net Income (Loss)

(98)

360

1,131

1,531

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

1

1

5

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to PPL Shareowners

$

(98)

$

359

$

1,130

$

1,526

Amounts Attributable to PPL Shareowners

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes

$

(98)

$

359

$

1,128

$

1,532

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

2

(6)

Net Income (Loss)

$

(98)

$

359

$

1,130

$

1,526

Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes Available

to PPL Common Shareowners

 Basic

$

(0.16)

$

0.61

$

1.85

$

2.62

 Diluted (b)

$

(0.16)

$

0.60

$

1.76

$

2.61

Net Income (Loss) Available to PPL Common Shareowners

 Basic

$

(0.16)

$

0.61

$

1.85

$

2.61

 Diluted (b)

$

(0.16)

$

0.60

$

1.76

$

2.60

Weighted-Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding

(in thousands)

Basic

630,192

581,492

608,983

580,276

Diluted (b)

630,192

583,644

663,073

581,626

(a)

Includes activity from energy-related contracts that hedge future cash flows that were not eligible for hedge accounting, or for which hedge accounting was not elected.

(b)

As a result of a reported loss, diluted earnings per share for the three months ended December 31, 2013 exclude incremental shares as they were anti-dilutive.

 

PPL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(Millions of Dollars)

2013

2012

2011 (a)

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

Net income

$

1,131

$

1,531

$

1,512

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

Depreciation

1,161

1,100

961

Amortization

222

186

254

Defined benefit plans - expense

176

166

205

Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits

72

424

582

Impairment of assets

65

28

13

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

236

27

(314)

Loss on lease termination (net of $271 million cash payment)

426

Other

80

(27)

(38)

Change in current assets and current liabilities

Accounts receivable

(165)

7

(89)

Prepayments

14

(5)

294

Counterparty collateral

(81)

(34)

(190)

Other

(118)

14

145

Other operating activities

Defined benefit plans - funding

(563)

(607)

(667)

Other operating activities

201

(46)

(161)

Net cash provided by operating activities

2,857

2,764

2,507

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment

(4,212)

(3,105)

(2,487)

Expenditures for intangible assets

(95)

(71)

(102)

Proceeds from the sale of certain non-core generation facilities

381

Ironwood Acquisition, net of cash acquired

(84)

Acquisition of WPD Midlands

(5,763)

Purchases of nuclear plant decommissioning trust investments

(159)

(154)

(169)

Proceeds from the sale of nuclear plant decommissioning trust investments

144

139

156

Proceeds from the sale of other investments

20

163

Net (increase) decrease in restricted cash and cash equivalents

(20)

96

(143)

Other investing activities

47

36

12

Net cash used in investing activities

(4,295)

(3,123)

(7,952)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

Issuance of long-term debt

2,038

1,223

5,745

Retirement of long-term debt

(747)

(108)

(1,210)

Repurchase of common stock

(74)

Issuance of common stock

1,411

72

2,297

Payment of common stock dividends

(878)

(833)

(746)

Redemption of preference stock of a subsidiary

(250)

Debt issuance and credit facility costs

(49)

(17)

(102)

Contract adjustment payments on Equity Units

(82)

(94)

(72)

Net increase (decrease) in short-term debt

49

74

(125)

Other financing activities

(37)

(19)

(20)

Net cash provided by financing activities

1,631

48

5,767

Effect of Exchange Rates on Cash and Cash Equivalents

8

10

(45)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

201

(301)

277

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

901

1,202

925

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$

1,102

$

901

$

1,202

(a)

WPD Midlands' cash flows are consolidated on a one-month lag, and includes eight months of results in 2011, as the date of acquisition was April 1, 2011.

 

Key Indicators (Unaudited)

12 Months Ended

December 31,

Financial

2013

2012

Dividends declared per share of common stock

$   1.47

$   1.44

Book value per share (a)(b)

$ 19.78

$ 18.01

Market price per share (a)

$ 30.09

$ 28.63

Dividend yield

4.9%

5.0%

Dividend payout ratio (c)

84%

55%

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

60%

60%

Price/earnings ratio (c)

17.1

11.0

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

12.3

11.8

Return on average common equity

9.84%

13.76%

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

13.85%

12.78%

(a) 

End of period.

(b) 

Based on 630,321 and 581,944 shares of common stock outstanding (in thousands) at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012.

(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 December 31,

12 Months Ended December 31,

Percent

Percent

(GWh)

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

Domestic Retail Delivered

PPL Electric Utilities

9,216

8,917

3.4%

36,760

36,023

2.0%

LKE

7,549

7,215

4.6%

31,088

30,908

0.6%

Total

16,765

16,132

3.9%

67,848

66,931

1.4%

Domestic Retail Supplied (a)

PPL EnergyPlus

3,400

2,938

15.7%

13,476

11,471

17.5%

LKE

7,549

7,215

4.6%

31,088

30,908

0.6%

Total

10,949

10,153

7.8%

44,564

42,379

5.2%

International Delivered

United Kingdom

19,177

19,518

(1.7%)

78,219

77,467

1.0%

Domestic Wholesale

PPL EnergyPlus - East

14,876

10,405

43.0%

52,836

46,585

13.4%

PPL EnergyPlus - West

1,341

1,846

(27.4%)

5,905

6,069

(2.7%)

LKE (b)

632

595

6.2%

2,383

2,304

3.4%

Total

16,849

12,846

31.2%

61,124

54,958

11.2%

(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 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 (Loss)

(After-Tax)

(Unaudited)

4th Quarter 2013

(millions of dollars)

Kentucky 

U.K. 

Pennsylvania 

Corporate

Regulated 

Regulated 

Regulated 

Supply 

and Other

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

79

$

192

$

49

$

88

$

(14)

$

394

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

(30)

(30)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(21)

(21)

Corette asset impairment

(39)

(39)

WPD Midlands acquisition-related adjustments:

Other acquisition-related adjustments

10

10

Other:

LKE discontinued operations

1

1

Loss on Colstrip lease termination to facilitate the sale of Montana hydro assets

(413)

(413)

Total Special Items

1

(11)

(482)

(492)

Reported Earnings (Loss)

$

80

$

181

$

49

$

(394)

$

(14)

$

(98)

(per share - diluted)

Kentucky 

U.K. 

Pennsylvania 

Corporate

Regulated 

Regulated 

Regulated 

Supply 

and Other

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations (a)

$

0.12

$

0.30

$

0.07

$

0.13

$

(0.02)

$

0.60

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

(0.04)

(0.04)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(0.03)

(0.03)

Corette asset impairment

(0.06)

(0.06)

WPD Midlands acquisition-related adjustments:

Other acquisition-related adjustments

0.01

0.01

Other:

Loss on Colstrip lease termination to facilitate the sale

of Montana hydro assets

(0.62)

(0.62)

Effect of anti-dilutive, incremental shares (b)

(0.02)

(0.02)

Total Special Items

(0.02)

(0.74)

(0.76)

Reported Earnings (Loss) (b)

$

0.12

$

0.28

$

0.07

$

(0.61)

$

(0.02)

$

(0.16)

(a)

The "If-Converted Method" was applied to PPL's Equity Units beginning in the first quarter of 2013, resulting in $7 million of interest charges (after-tax) being added back to earnings for the three months ended December 31, 2013, and approximately 33 million shares of PPL Common Stock being treated as outstanding.  Both adjustments are only for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share.

(b)

As a result of reported losses during the period, primarily due to the Colstrip lease termination, diluted earnings per share for the PPL Corp total exclude incremental shares as they were anti-dilutive.  The impact from the difference in shares is included in the Supply segment.

 

Reconciliation of Segment Earnings from Ongoing Operations to Reported Earnings

(After-Tax)

(Unaudited)

Year-to-Date December 31, 2013

(millions of dollars)

Kentucky

U.K.

Pennsylvania

Corporate

Regulated

Regulated

Regulated

Supply

and Other

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

304

$

855

$

209

$

259

$

(36)

$

1,591

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

(77)

(77)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(29)

(29)

Corette asset impairment

(39)

(39)

WPD Midlands acquisition-related adjustments:

Separation benefits

(4)

(4)

Other acquisition-related adjustments

8

8

Other:

LKE discontinued operations

2

2

EEI adjustments

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

(35)

(35)

Change in U.K. tax rate

84

84

Loss on Colstrip lease termination to facilitate the sale

of Montana hydro assets

(413)

(413)

Total Special Items

3

67

(531)

(461)

Reported Earnings

$

307

$

922

$

209

$

(272)

$

(36)

$

1,130

(per share - diluted) (a)

Kentucky 

U.K.

Pennsylvania

Corporate

Regulated 

Regulated

Regulated

Supply

and Other

Total

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

0.48

$

1.32

$

0.31

$

0.39

$

(0.05)

$

2.45

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

(0.11)

(0.11)

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(0.03)

(0.03)

Corette asset impairment

(0.06)

(0.06)

WPD Midlands acquisition-related adjustments:

Separation benefits

(0.01)

(0.01)

Other acquisition-related adjustments

0.01

0.01

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

(0.05)

(0.05)

Change in U.K. tax rate

0.13

0.13

Loss on Colstrip lease termination to facilitate the sale

of Montana hydro assets

(0.62)

(0.62)

Total Special Items

0.11

(0.80)

(0.69)

Reported Earnings

$

0.48

$

1.43

$

0.31

$

(0.41)

$

(0.05)

$

1.76

(a)

The "If-Converted Method" was applied to PPL's Equity Units beginning in the first quarter of 2013, resulting in $44 million of interest charges (after-tax) being added back to earnings for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, and approximately 53 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)

4th Quarter 2012

(millions of dollars)

Kentucky

U.K.

Pennsylvania 

Regulated

Regulated

Regulated

Supply

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

44

$

172

$

37

$

39

$

292

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

15

15

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(5)

(5)

Impairments:

Other asset impairments

(15)

(1)

(16)

Acquisition-related adjustments:

WPD Midlands

Separation benefits

(2)

(2)

Other:

Change in U.K. tax rate

1

1

Change in WPD line loss accrual

74

74

Total Special Items

(15)

68

14

67

Reported Earnings

$

29

$

240

$

37

$

53

$

359

(per share - diluted)

Kentucky

U.K.

Pennsylvania 

Regulated

Regulated

Regulated

Supply

Total 

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

0.08

$

0.29

$

0.05

$

0.07

$

0.49

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

0.02

0.02

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(0.01)

(0.01)

Impairments:

Other asset impairments

(0.03)

(0.03)

Other:

Change in WPD line loss accrual

0.13

0.13

Total Special Items

(0.03)

0.12

0.02

0.11

Reported Earnings

$

0.05

$

0.41

$

0.05

$

0.09

$

0.60

 

Reconciliation of Segment Earnings from Ongoing Operations to Reported Earnings

(After-Tax)

(Unaudited)

Year-to-Date December 31, 2012

(millions of dollars)

Kentucky

U.K.

Pennsylvania

Regulated

Regulated

Regulated

Supply

Total

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

193

$

696

$

132

$

396

$

1,417

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

38

38

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(33)

(33)

Impairments:

Adjustments - nuclear decommissioning trust investments

2

2

Other asset impairments

(15)

(1)

(16)

Acquisition-related adjustments:

WPD Midlands

Separation benefits

(11)

(11)

Other acquisition-related adjustments

2

2

LKE

Net operating loss carryforward and other tax-related adjustments

4

4

Other:

LKE discontinued operations

(5)

(5)

Change in U.K. tax rate

75

75

Counterparty bankruptcy

(6)

(6)

Wholesale supply cost reimbursement

1

1

Ash basin leak remediation adjustment

1

1

Coal contract modification payments

(17)

(17)

Change in WPD line loss accrual

74

74

Total Special Items

(16)

107

18

109

Reported Earnings

$

177

$

803

$

132

$

414

$

1,526

(per share - diluted)

Kentucky

U.K.

Pennsylvania 

Regulated 

Regulated

Regulated

Supply

Total

Earnings from Ongoing Operations

$

0.33

$

1.19

$

0.22

$

0.68

$

2.42

Special Items:

Adjusted energy-related economic activity, net

0.07

0.07

Foreign currency-related economic hedges

(0.06)

(0.06)

Impairments:

Other asset impairments

(0.03)

(0.03)

Acquisition-related adjustments:

WPD Midlands

Separation benefits

(0.02)

(0.02)

LKE

Net operating loss carryforward and other tax-related adjustments

0.01

0.01

Other:

LKE discontinued operations

(0.01)

(0.01)

Change in U.K. tax rate

0.13

0.13

Counterparty bankruptcy

(0.01)

(0.01)

Coal contract modification payments

(0.03)

(0.03)

Change in WPD line loss accrual

0.13

0.13

Total Special Items

(0.03)

0.18

0.03

0.18

Reported Earnings

$

0.30

$

1.37

$

0.22

$

0.71

$

2.60

SOURCE PPL Corporation

For further information: For news media - George C. Lewis, 610-774-5997; or For financial analysts - Joseph P. Bergstein, 610-774-5609

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