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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter June 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 7:00:11 AM
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New Jersey Resources Reaffirms

Newjersey Resources (NJR) reported 3rd Quarter June 2017 earnings of $0.20 per share on revenue of $457.5 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.01 per share on revenue of $421.7 million. Revenue grew 16.4% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it continues to expect fiscal 2017 earnings of $1.65 to $1.75 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.73 per share for the year ending September 30, 2017.

New Jersey Resources Corporation is an energy services holding company engaged in the distribution of natural gas through a regulated utility. It provides other retail and wholesale energy services to customers and invests in midstream assets.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.20
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.01
Reported Revenue
$457.5 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$421.7 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

New Jersey Resources Reports Fiscal 2017 Third-Quarter Results and Reaffirms Earnings Guidance

Today, New Jersey Resources (NJR) reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Key highlights for the quarter include:

Consolidated net income of $19 million, compared with a net loss of $17.4 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Consolidated net financial earnings (NFE), a non-GAAP financial measure, of $17.4 million, up 59 percent compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

New base rates and customer growth led to 65 percent NFE growth at New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a leading solar provider in the state, completed three commercial installations with a total capacity of 22.5 megawatts (MWs); strong demand for residential solar continues.

-- Quarterly dividend of $.255 declared on July 11, 2017.

"Building on the strength of our diverse portfolio of energy assets and our talented employees, we delivered solid third-quarter results. Our performance was driven by higher utility base rates, overall customer growth and strong contributions from our clean energy and midstream segments," said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources. "Our performance is on track to meet our fiscal 2017 net financial earnings guidance range of $1.65 to $1.75 per share."

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 totaled $19 million, or $.22 per share, compared with a net loss of $17.4 million, or $.20 per share, during the same period last year. Third-quarter fiscal 2017 NFE totaled $17.4 million, or $.20 per share, compared with $11 million, or $.13 per share, during the same period last year.

Fiscal 2017 year-to-date net income totaled $168.6 million, or $1.95 per share, compared with $106.3 million, or $1.24 per share, during the same period in fiscal 2016. Fiscal 2017 year-to-date NFE totaled $161.9 million, or $1.88 per share, compared with $140.1 million, or $1.63 per share, during the same period in fiscal 2016.

A reconciliation of net income to NFE for the three and nine months ended June 30 of fiscal years 2017 and 2016 is provided below.

Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
Net income (loss)
$
18,957
$ (17,363 )
$ 168,588
$ 106,272
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related
(15,981 )
55,875
(42,534 )
57,910
transactions
Tax effect
5,985
(20,282 )
15,907
(21,021 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory
13,203
(11,380 )
29,592
(8,621 )
Tax effect
(4,947 )
4,130
(11,077 )
3,129
Net income to NFE tax adjustment
178
(8 )
1,408
2,475
Net financial earnings
$
17,395
$
10,972
$ 161,884
$ 140,144
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Basic
86,408
85,960
86,257
85,823
Diluted
87,267
85,960
87,088
86,691
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
0.22
$
(0.20 )
$
1.95
$
1.24
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related
(0.18 )
0.65
(0.49 )
0.67
transactions
Tax effect
0.07
(0.24 )
0.19
(0.25 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory
0.15
(0.13 )
0.34
(0.10 )
Tax effect
(0.06 )
0.05
(0.13 )
0.04
Net income to NFE tax adjustment
--
--
0.02
0.03
Basic NFE per share
$
0.20
$
0.13
$
1.88
$
1.63

NFE is a financial measure not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) of the United States as it excludes all unrealized, and certain realized, gains and losses associated with derivative instruments, net of applicable tax adjustments. For further discussion of this financial measure, please see the explanation below under "Non-GAAP Financial Information."

A table summarizing our key performance metrics for the three and nine months ended June 30 of fiscal years 2017 and 2016, is provided below.

Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
($ in Thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
Net Income (Loss)
$ 18,957
$ (17,363 )
$ 168,588
$
106,272
EPS
$
0.22
$
(0.20 )
$
1.95
$
1.24
NFE
17,395
10,972
161,884
140,144
NFE per Share
$
0.20
$
0.13
$
1.88
$
1.63

A table detailing NFE for the three and nine months ended June 30 of fiscal years 2017 and 2016 is provided below.

Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
Net financial earnings (loss)
New Jersey Natural Gas
$
5,951
$
3,607
$
96,532
$
83,494
NJR Midstream
2,959
2,338
10,294
6,910
Subtotal Regulated
8,910
5,945
106,826
90,404
NJR Clean Energy Ventures
6,276
2,440
31,861
21,898
NJR Energy Services
933
276
20,166
27,585
NJR Home Services and Other
1,295
2,418
3,545
662
Subtotal Non-Regulated
8,504
5,134
55,572
50,145
Subtotal
17,414
11,079
162,398
140,549
Eliminations
(19 )
(107 )
(514 )
(405 )
Total
$ 17,395
$ 10,972
$ 161,884
$ 140,144

NJR Reaffirms Fiscal 2017 NFE Guidance:

NJR reaffirmed fiscal 2017 NFE guidance of $1.65 to $1.75 per share, subject to the risks and uncertainties identified below under "Forward-Looking Statements." NJR expects its regulated businesses to generate between 60 to 75 percent of total NFE, with NJNG continuing to be the largest contributor. The following chart represents NJR’s current expected contributions from its subsidiaries for fiscal 2017:

Company
Expected Fiscal 2017
Net Financial Earnings
Contribution
New Jersey Natural Gas
55 to 65 percent
NJR Midstream
5 to 10 percent
Total Regulated
60 to 75 percent
NJR Clean Energy Ventures
15 to 25 percent
NJR Energy Services
5 to 15 percent
NJR Home Services
1 to 3 percent

In providing fiscal 2017 NFE guidance, management is aware there could be differences between reported GAAP earnings and NFE due to matters such as, but not limited to, the positions of our energy-related derivatives. Management is not able to reasonably estimate the aggregate impact of these items on reported earnings and, therefore, is not able to provide a reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP equivalent for its operating earnings guidance without unreasonable efforts.

Regulated Business Update:

New Jersey Natural Gas

Reported NFE of $6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $3.6 million during the same period in fiscal 2016. Results were driven primarily by higher base rates and utility gross margin from new customer additions.

Customer Growth:

Fiscal year-to-date (FYTD), 6,231 new customers added, compared with 5,289 in the same period last year.

As previously reported, 9,000 new and conversion customers are expected to be added in fiscal 2017, with an associated contribution of $5.2 million to utility gross margin.

NJNG expects to invest approximately $107 million in capital expenditures through fiscal 2019 to add 26,000 to 28,000 new customers during that period, representing an annual growth rate of 1.7 percent and a cumulative increase in utility gross margin of approximately $15.6 million. For more information on utility gross margin, please see "Non-GAAP Financial Information" below.

Infrastructure Update:

The Southern Reliability Link (SRL) is a proposed 30-mile transmission pipeline designed to provide a secondary interstate feed into the southern end of NJNG’s delivery system to enhance resiliency and supplier diversity. It has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

On July 26, 2017, the New Jersey Pinelands commission held a public meeting to accept public comment on the SRL; we anticipate that the Commission will vote on our application for a Certificate of Filing this fall.

Work to obtain the necessary easements and road opening permits continues. Once approved, the construction process will begin with the SRL expected to be in service in late fiscal 2018.

New Jersey Reinvestment in System Enhancement (NJ RISE) Program is a five-year, $102.5 million investment that began in 2014 to enhance system resiliency and improve NJNG’s service disruption response capabilities.

Reconstruction of the Ship Bottom Regulator Station on Long Beach Island is entering the final construction stage and expected to be operational by September 2017.

The next project will be the installation of a secondary natural gas distribution main in the northern section of the Seaside barrier island in Ocean County, New Jersey, and improvements to the associated primary and backup regulator stations.

The three remaining projects are in the permitting phase and expected to be completed in fiscal 2019.

Safety Acceleration and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Program II is a five-year program designed to replace the remaining 276 miles of unprotected steel main and associated services in NJNG’s distribution system. As a condition of the BPU’s approval, NJNG is required to file a base rate case no later than November 2019.

FYTD, $24.7 million has been invested to replace 38.2 miles of unprotected steel main and services.

NJNG will earn an Allowance for Funds Used During Construction (AFUDC) on its invested capital during construction, and request base rate increases for the approved $157.5 million of SAFE II spending in annual filings.

An annual petition was filed with the BPU on March 31, 2017 and updated on July 20, 2017 requesting a base rate increase effective October 1, 2017 in the amount of $4.1 million to recover NJ RISE and SAFE II capital investments for the period ending June 30, 2017.

Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) Incentive Programs:

Contributed $10.1 million FYTD to utility gross margin compared with $11.7 million during the same period in fiscal 2016, reflecting a decrease in the value of capacity and lower volumes associated with the capacity release program.

Energy Efficiency:

The SAVEGREEN Project(R), NJNG’s energy-efficiency program, invested $10.2 million FYTD in grants and financing options designed to help customers upgrade to high-efficiency natural gas equipment.

The program is approved to invest $220 million over its life and authorized to earn an overall return on its investments, ranging from 6.69 to 7.76 percent, with a return on equity (ROE) that ranges from 9.75 to 10.3 percent.

NJR Midstream

Reported NFE of $3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $2.3 million during the same period in fiscal 2016. The improved results were due primarily to AFUDC associated with the PennEast Pipeline project.

The PennEast Pipeline received its Final Environmental Impact Statement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on April 7, 2017.

The 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline was July 7, 2017. PennEast estimates the system will be in service by the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Non-Regulated Business Update:

NJR Clean Energy Ventures

Reported NFE of $6.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $2.4 million during the same period in fiscal 2016. The improvement in NFE was due to an increase in tax credits.

Three commercial solar projects were placed into service, adding 22.5 MWs to growing its portfolio of solar assets.

FYTD, The Sunlight Advantage(R) residential solar program added 1,008 new customers, compared with 614 during the same period in fiscal 2016.

Solar-related capital expenditures for projects eligible for investment tax credits (ITC) during fiscal 2017 are expected to be between $95 million and $105 million, compared with $85.6 million during fiscal 2016.

NJR Energy Services (NJRES)

Reported NFE of $933,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $276,000 during the same period in fiscal 2016. Higher quarterly results were due primarily to decreased operation and maintenance expense.

Results for fiscal 2017 were affected by unseasonable weather, and while NJRES is expected to generate results within the guidance range for this year, we anticipate these results will be lower than fiscal 2016.

Capital Expenditures and Cash Flows:

NJR is committed to maintaining a strong financial profile while continuing to invest capital in regulated and non-regulated projects.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2017, capital expenditures were $97.8 million; FYTD, capital expenditures were $246.5 million, of which $142.5 million were related to regulated assets. This level compares with $254.2 million spent for the nine months ended June 30, 2016, of which $142.1 million was related to regulated assets.

NJR currently expects aggregate capital expenditures of approximately $352 million and dividend payments of approximately $86 million for fiscal 2017, of which approximately $228 million will be funded from operating cash flows, $194 million from additional debt and $16 million from equity issuances.

FYTD, NJR generated operating cash flows of $223.1 million, compared with $96.6 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2016. The increase is attributable to higher base rates and lower broker margin requirements, as well as a discretionary contribution of $30 million to NJR’s pension plan during fiscal 2016 that was not required in fiscal 2017.

Estimated Effective Tax Rate:

NJR’s estimated annual effective tax rate is 13.1 percent, compared with 10.3 percent during the same period of the previous year. Accordingly, $37.3 million related to tax credits net of deferred taxes were recognized during the first nine months of fiscal 2017, compared with $24.7 million net of deferred taxes, in the same period last year.

For NFE purposes, the effective tax rate for fiscal 2017 is estimated at 10.6 percent and $45.4 million of tax credits were recognized in the first nine months of fiscal 2017, compared with a 16.6 percent tax rate and $32.9 million of tax credits during the same period last year.

Webcast Information:

NJR will host a live webcast to discuss its financial results today at 10 a.m. EDT. A few minutes prior to the webcast, go to njresources.com and select "Investor Relations," then scroll down to the "Events & Presentations" section and click on the webcast link.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. NJR cautions readers that the assumptions forming the basis for forward-looking statements include many factors that are beyond NJR’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as estimates of future market conditions and the behavior of other market participants. Words such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "may," "will," "intends," "plans," "believes," "should" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements and such forward-looking statements are made based upon management’s current expectations, assumptions and beliefs as of this date concerning future developments and their potential effect upon NJR. There can be no assurance that future developments will be in accordance with management’s expectations, assumptions and beliefs or that the effect of future developments on NJR will be those anticipated by management. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, certain statements regarding NJR’s NFE guidance for fiscal 2017, forecasted contribution of business segments to fiscal 2017 NFE, future NJNG customer growth, future NJR capital expenditures and infrastructure investments, NJRCEV’s ITC-eligible projects, future base rate cases, earnings growth as well as the PennEast Pipeline project.

The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from NJR’s expectations include, but are not limited to, weather and economic conditions; demographic changes in NJR’s service territory and their effect on NJR’s customer growth; volatility of natural gas and other commodity prices and their impact on NJNG customer usage, NJNG’s BGSS incentive programs, NJRES operations and on our risk management efforts; changes in rating agency requirements and/or credit ratings and their effect on availability and cost of capital to our Company; the impact of volatility in the credit markets on our access to capital; the ability to comply with debt covenants; the impact to the asset values and resulting higher costs and funding obligations of our pension and post-employment benefit plans as a result of potential downturns in the financial markets, lower discount rates, revised actuarial assumptions or impacts associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; accounting effects and other risks associated with hedging activities and use of derivatives contracts; commercial and wholesale credit risks, including the availability of creditworthy customers and counterparties, and liquidity in the wholesale energy trading market; the ability to obtain governmental and regulatory approvals and land use rights such as those necessary for the PennEast Pipeline project, electric grid connection (in the case of clean energy projects) and/or financing for the construction, development and operation of our unregulated energy investments and NJNG’s infrastructure projects in a timely manner; risks associated with the management of our joint ventures and partnerships, and investment in a master limited partnership; risks associated with our investments in clean energy projects, including the availability of regulatory and tax incentives, the availability of viable projects, our eligibility for ITCs and Production Tax Credits (PTCs), the future market for Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and electricity prices, and operational risks related to projects in service; timing of qualifying for ITCs and PTCs due to delays or failures to complete planned solar and wind energy projects and the resulting effect on our effective tax rate and earnings; the level and rate at which NJNG’s costs and expenses are incurred and the extent to which they are allowed to be recovered from customers through the regulatory process, including through future base rate case filings; access to adequate supplies of natural gas and dependence on third-party storage and transportation facilities for natural gas supply; operating risks incidental to handling, storing, transporting and providing customers with natural gas; risks related to our employee workforce; the regulatory and pricing policies of federal and state regulatory agencies; the costs of compliance with present and future environmental laws, including potential climate change-related legislation; the impact of a disallowance of recovery of environmental-related expenditures and other regulatory changes; environmental-related and other litigation and other uncertainties; risks related to cyber-attack or failure of information technology systems; and the impact of natural disasters, terrorist activities and other extreme events on our operations and customers. The aforementioned factors are detailed in the "Risk Factors" sections of our Form 10-K that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 22, 2016, which is available on the SEC’s website at sec.gov. Information included in this release is representative as of today only, and while NJR periodically reassesses material trends and uncertainties affecting NJR’s results of operations and financial condition in connection with its preparation of management’s discussion and analysis of results of operations and financial condition contained in its Quarterly and Annual Reports filed with the SEC, NJR does not, by including this statement, assume any obligation to review or revise any particular forward-looking statement referenced herein in light of future events.

Non-GAAP Financial Information:

This release includes the non-GAAP financial measures NFE (losses), financial margin and utility gross margin. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP can be found below. As an indicator of NJR’s operating performance, these measures should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or operating revenues as determined in accordance with GAAP. This information has been provided pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G.

NFE (losses) and financial margin exclude unrealized gains or losses on derivative instruments related to the company’s unregulated subsidiaries and certain realized gains and losses on derivative instruments related to natural gas that has been placed into storage at NJRES, net of applicable tax adjustments as described below. Volatility associated with the change in value of these financial instruments and physical commodity contracts is reported on the income statement in the current period. In order to manage its business, NJR views its results without the impacts of the unrealized gains and losses, and certain realized gains and losses, caused by changes in value of these financial instruments and physical commodity contracts prior to the completion of the planned transaction because it shows changes in value currently instead of when the planned transaction ultimately is settled. An annual estimated effective tax rate is calculated for NFE purposes and any necessary quarterly tax adjustment is applied to NJRCEV, as such adjustment is related to tax credits generated by NJRCEV.

NJNG’s utility gross margin represents the results of revenues less natural gas costs, sales, expenses and other taxes and regulatory rider expenses, which are key components of NJR’s operations that move in relation to each other. Natural gas costs, sales, expenses and other taxes and regulatory rider expenses are passed through to customers and, therefore, have no effect on gross margin. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as supplemental measures to other GAAP results to provide a more complete understanding of NJR’s performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are more reflective of NJR’s business model, provide transparency to investors and enable period-to-period comparability of financial performance. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP, can be found below. For a full discussion of NJR’s non-GAAP financial measures, please see NJR’s 2016 Form 10-K, Item 7.

About New Jersey Resources

New Jersey Resources (NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution, asset management and home services. NJR is composed of six primary businesses:

New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary, operates and maintains over 7,300 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve over half a million customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean and parts of Morris, Middlesex and Burlington counties.

NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar and onshore wind projects with a total capacity of more than 300 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.

NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to its customers across North America.

NJR Retail Services (NJRRS), established in April 2017, is NJR’s newest subsidiary, and upon its receipt of necessary state retail licenses, plans to begin providing retail natural gas supply and transportation services to commercial, industrial and municipal customers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. All services will be backed by NJR’s strong risk trading group and risk management team. NJRRS will also perform operation services, such as pricing, hedging, nominations, balancing and scheduling. NJRRS will offer flexible supply options, competitive pricing and high-quality service to meet customer needs.

NJR Midstream serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its 50 percent equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility and its stake in Dominion Midstream Partners, L.P., as well as its 20 percent equity interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project.

NJR Home Services provides service contracts as well as heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes throughout New Jersey.

NJR and its more than 1,000 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve(R) and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project(R) and The Sunlight Advantage(R).

For more information about NJR: www.njresources.com. Follow us on Twitter @NJNaturalGas. "Like" us on facebook.com/NewJerseyNaturalGas. Download our free NJR investor relations app for iPad, iPhone and Android.

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NEW JERSEY RESOURCES
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands, except per share data)
2017
2016
2017
2016
OPERATING REVENUES
Utility
$
121,362
$
119,206
$
602,464
$
513,348
Nonutility
336,161
274,007
1,129,633
898,316
Total operating revenues
457,523
393,213
1,732,097
1,411,664
OPERATING EXPENSES
Gas purchases
Utility
47,124
45,700
220,889
174,739
Nonutility
299,971
288,510
1,005,231
830,481
Related parties
2,076
2,108
6,259
6,259
Operation and maintenance
55,613
51,467
160,183
150,825
Regulatory rider expenses
5,216
6,360
37,710
37,203
Depreciation and amortization
20,760
18,671
60,348
52,897
Energy and other taxes
8,796
8,726
42,382
34,205
Total operating expenses
439,556
421,542
1,533,002
1,286,609
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
17,967
(28,329 )
199,095
125,055
Other income, net
3,273
2,306
12,387
6,432
Interest expense, net
11,164
7,787
33,215
21,933
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF
10,076
(33,810 )
178,267
109,554
AFFILIATES
Income tax (benefit) provision
(5,816 )
(14,190 )
20,134
10,347
Equity in earnings of affiliates
3,065
2,257
10,455
7,065
NET INCOME (LOSS)
$
18,957
$
(17,363 )
$
168,588
$
106,272
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
Basic
$
0.22
$
(0.20 )
$
1.95
$
1.24
Diluted
$
0.22
$
(0.20 )
$
1.94
$
1.23
DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE
$
0.255
$
0.24
$
0.77
$
0.72
AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING
Basic
86,408
85,960
86,257
85,823
Diluted
87,267
85,960
87,088
86,691
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP PERFORMANCE MEASURES
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
NEW JERSEY RESOURCES
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A reconciliation of net income, the closest GAAP financial
measurement, to net financial earnings, is as follows:
Net income (loss)
$
18,957
$
(17,363 )
$
168,588
$
106,272
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related
(15,981 )
55,875
(42,534 )
57,910
transactions
Tax effect
5,985
(20,282 )
15,907
(21,021 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory
13,203
(11,380 )
29,592
(8,621 )
Tax effect
(4,947 )
4,130
(11,077 )
3,129
Net income to NFE tax adjustment
178
(8 )
1,408
2,475
Net financial earnings
$
17,395
$
10,972
$
161,884
$
140,144
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Basic
86,408
85,960
86,257
85,823
Diluted
87,267
85,960
87,088
86,691
A reconciliation of basic earnings per share, the closest GAAP
financial measurement, to basic net financial earnings per share, is
as follows:
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
0.22
$
(0.20 )
$
1.95
$
1.24
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related
$
(0.18 )
$
0.65
$
(0.49 )
$
0.67
transactions
Tax effect
$
0.07
$
(0.24 )
$
0.19
$
(0.25 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory
$
0.15
$
(0.13 )
$
0.34
$
(0.10 )
Tax effect
$
(0.06 )
$
0.05
$
(0.13 )
$
0.04
Net income to NFE tax adjustment
$
--
$
--
$
0.02
$
0.03
Basic NFE per share
$
0.20
$
0.13
$
1.88
$
1.63
NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION
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A reconciliation of operating revenue, the closest GAAP financial
measurement, to utility gross margin is as follows:
Operating revenues
$
121,362
$
119,206
$
602,464
$
513,348
Less:
Gas purchases
49,448
51,337
229,357
182,846
Energy and other taxes
6,208
6,112
33,796
26,266
Regulatory rider expense
5,216
6,360
37,710
37,203
Utility gross margin
$
60,490
$
55,397
$
301,601
$
267,033
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES
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A reconciliation of net income to net financial earnings, is as
follows:
Net income
$
6,098
$
2,448
$
30,453
$
19,423
Add:
Net income to NFE tax adjustment
178
(8 )
1,408
2,475
Net financial earnings
$
6,276
$
2,440
$
31,861
$
21,898
NJR ENERGY SERVICES
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The following table is a computation of financial margin:
Operating revenues
$
307,139
$
250,307
$
1,064,607
$
848,958
Less: Gas purchases
301,106
289,703
1,008,675
843,936
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related
(15,672 )
56,513
(41,661 )
60,558
transactions
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory
13,203
(11,380 )
29,592
(8,621 )
Financial margin
$
3,564
$
5,737
$
43,863
$
56,959
A reconciliation of operating income, the closest GAAP financial
measurement, to financial margin is as follows:
Operating income (loss)
$
1,288
$
(44,904 )
$
40,918
$
(8,916 )
Add:
Operation and maintenance expense
4,359
5,232
13,828
13,163
Depreciation and amortization
16
23
49
69
Other taxes
370
253
1,137
706
Subtotal
6,033
(39,396 )
55,932
5,022
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related
(15,672 )
56,513
(41,661 )
60,558
transactions
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory
13,203
(11,380 )
29,592
(8,621 )
Financial margin
$
3,564
$
5,737
$
43,863
$
56,959
A reconciliation of net income to net financial earnings, is as
follows:
Net income (loss)
$
2,475
$
(28,473 )
$
27,717
$
(5,499 )
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related
(15,672 )
56,513
(41,661 )
60,558
transactions
Tax effect
5,874
(20,514 )
15,595
(21,982 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas, net of taxes
13,203
(11,380 )
29,592
(8,621 )
Tax effect
(4,947 )
4,130
(11,077 )
3,129
Net financial earnings
$
933
$
276
$
20,166
$
27,585
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands, except per share data)
2017
2016
2017
2016
NEW JERSEY RESOURCES
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Operating Revenues
Natural Gas Distribution
$
121,362
$
119,206
$
602,464
$
513,348
Clean Energy Ventures
14,915
12,703
35,425
28,159
Energy Services
307,139
250,307
1,064,607
848,958
Midstream
--
--
--
--
Home Services and Other
14,408
14,408
32,918
31,912
Sub-total
457,824
396,624
1,735,414
1,422,377
Eliminations
(301 )
(3,411 )
(3,317 )
(10,713 )
Total
$
457,523
$
393,213
$
1,732,097
$
1,411,664
Operating Income (Loss)
Natural Gas Distribution
$
12,351
$
9,384
$
159,684
$
132,170
Clean Energy Ventures
1,016
1,734
(4,636 )
(2,884 )
Energy Services
1,288
(44,904 )
40,918
(8,916 )
Midstream
(355 )
(271 )
(757 )
(885 )
Home Services and Other
1,991
3,820
(568 )
(826 )
Sub-total
16,291
(30,237 )
194,641
118,659
Eliminations
1,676
1,908
4,454
6,396
Total
$
17,967
$
(28,329 )
$
199,095
$
125,055
Equity in Earnings of Affiliates
Midstream
$
4,049
$
3,359
$
13,499
$
10,412
Eliminations
(984 )
(1,102 )
(3,044 )
(3,347 )
Total
$
3,065
$
2,257
$
10,455
$
7,065
Net income (loss)
Natural Gas Distribution
$
5,951
$
3,607
$
96,532
$
83,494
Clean Energy Ventures
6,098
2,448
30,453
19,423
Energy Services
2,475
(28,473 )
27,717
(5,499 )
Midstream
2,959
2,338
10,294
6,910
Home Services and Other
1,295
2,418
3,545
662
Sub-total
18,778
(17,662 )
168,541
104,990
Eliminations
179
299
47
1,282
Total
$
18,957
$
(17,363 )
$
168,588
$
106,272
Net financial earnings (loss)
Natural Gas Distribution
$
5,951
$
3,607
$
96,532
$
83,494
Clean Energy Ventures
6,276
2,440
31,861
21,898
Energy Services
933
276
20,166
27,585
Midstream
2,959
2,338
10,294
6,910
Home Services and Other
1,295
2,418
3,545
662
Sub-total
17,414
11,079
162,398
140,549
Eliminations
(19 )
(107 )
(514 )
(405 )
Total
$
17,395
$
10,972
$
161,884
$
140,144
Throughput (Bcf)
NJNG, Core Customers
20.6
24.2
94.7
95.9
NJNG, Off System/Capacity Management
43.7
50.6
129.8
162.3
NJRES Fuel Mgmt. and Wholesale Sales
103.0
127.5
360.8
410.4
Total
167.3
202.3
585.3
668.6
Common Stock Data
Yield at June 30
2.6
%
2.5
%
2.6
%
2.5
%
Market Price
High
$
43.50
$
38.56
$
43.50
$
38.56
Low
$
38.95
$
33.91
$
30.46
$
28.02
Close at June 30
$
39.70
$
38.55
$
39.70
$
38.55
Shares Out. at June 30
86,466
86,076
86,466
86,076
Market Cap. at June 30
$
3,432,695
$
3,318,242
$
3,432,695
$
3,318,242
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
(Unaudited)
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands, except customer & weather data)
2017
2016
2017
2016
NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION
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Utility Gross Margin
Operating revenues
$
121,362
$
119,206
$
602,464
$
513,348
Less:
Gas purchases
49,448
51,337
229,357
182,846
Energy and other taxes
6,208
6,112
33,796
26,266
Regulatory rider expense
5,216
6,360
37,710
37,203
Total Utility Gross Margin
$
60,490
$
55,397
$
301,601
$
267,033
Utility Gross Margin, Operating Income and Net Income
Residential
$
34,837
$
31,742
$
193,934
$
165,491
Commercial, Industrial & Other
9,342
8,522
44,157
40,039
Firm Transportation
11,408
10,573
48,858
46,104
Total Firm Margin
55,587
50,837
286,949
251,634
Interruptible
1,503
1,127
4,544
3,683
Total System Margin
57,090
51,964
291,493
255,317
Off System/Capacity Management/FRM/Storage Incentive
3,400
3,433
10,108
11,716
Total Utility Gross Margin
60,490
55,397
301,601
267,033
Operation and maintenance expense
34,807
32,612
101,793
96,122
Depreciation and amortization
12,425
12,297
36,718
35,133
Other taxes not reflected in gross margin
907
1,104
3,406
3,608
Operating Income
$
12,351
$
9,384
$
159,684
$
132,170
Net Income
$
5,951
$
3,607
$
96,532
$
83,494
Throughput (Bcf)
Residential
5.4
6.1
37.7
34.3
Commercial, Industrial & Other
1.1
1.3
7.9
6.7
Firm Transportation
2.6
2.8
12.7
12.4
Total Firm Throughput
9.1
10.2
58.3
53.4
Interruptible
11.5
14.0
36.4
42.5
Total System Throughput
20.6
24.2
94.7
95.9
Off System/Capacity Management
43.7
50.6
129.8
162.3
Total Throughput
64.3
74.8
224.5
258.2
Customers
Residential
457,542
446,081
457,542
446,081
Commercial, Industrial & Other
27,245
26,668
27,245
26,668
Firm Transportation
43,796
47,041
43,796
47,041
Total Firm Customers
528,583
519,790
528,583
519,790
Interruptible
34
35
34
35
Total System Customers
528,617
519,825
528,617
519,825
Off System/Capacity Management*
24
24
24
24
Total Customers
528,641
519,849
528,641
519,849
*The number of customers represents those active during the last
month of the period.
Degree Days
Actual
420
552
4,105
3,850
Normal
502
509
4,556
4,654
Percent of Normal
83.7
%
108.4
%
90.1
%
82.7
%
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
(Unaudited)
June 30,
June 30,
(Thousands, except customer, SREC and megawatt)
2017
2016
2017
2016
CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES
=============================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== ===========================================
Operating Revenues
SREC sales
$
8,312
$
8,135
$
17,809
$
16,027
Wind electricity sales and other
3,513
2,297
10,231
6,410
Solar electricity sales and other
1,450
1,101
2,984
2,406
Sunlight Advantage
1,640
1,170
4,401
3,316
Total Operating Revenues
$
14,915
$
12,703
$
35,425
$
28,159
Depreciation and Amortization
$
8,154
$
6,070
$
23,118
$
17,056
Operating Income (Loss)
$
1,016
$
1,734
$
(4,636 )
$
(2,884 )
Income Tax Benefit
$
8,122
$
2,784
$
44,765
$
28,433
Net Income
$
6,098
$
2,448
$
30,453
$
19,423
Net Financial Earnings
$
6,276
$
2,440
$
31,861
$
21,898
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Generated
56,294
43,403
125,730
100,998
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Sold
34,000
39,137
76,669
76,369
Solar Megawatts Eligible for ITCs
25.6
13.9
31.9
16.4
Solar Megawatts Under Construction
5.6
13.1
5.6
13.1
Wind Megawatts Installed/Acquired
--
--
39.9
50.7
Wind Megawatts Under Construction
--
39.9
--
39.9
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ENERGY SERVICES
=============================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== ===========================================
Operating Income
Operating revenues
$
307,139
$
250,307
$
1,064,607
$
848,958
Less:
Gas purchases
301,106
289,703
1,008,675
843,936
Operation and maintenance expense
4,359
5,232
13,828
13,163
Depreciation and amortization
16
23
49
69
Energy and other taxes
370
253
1,137
706
Operating Income (Loss)
$
1,288
$
(44,904 )
$
40,918
$
(8,916 )
Net Income (Loss)
$
2,475
$
(28,473 )
$
27,717
$
(5,499 )
Financial Margin
$
3,564
$
5,737
$
43,863
$
56,959
Net Financial Earnings
$
933
$
276
$
20,166
$
27,585
Gas Sold and Managed (Bcf)
103.0
127.5
360.8
410.4
MIDSTREAM
=============================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== ===========================================
Equity in Earnings of Affiliates
$
4,049
$
3,359
$
13,499
$
10,412
Other Income
$
1,085
$
807
$
2,993
$
2,282
Income tax provision
$
1,609
$
1,501
$
4,760
$
4,671
Net Income
$
2,959
$
2,338
$
10,294
$
6,910
HOME SERVICES AND OTHER
=============================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== =============================================================== ==================== ===========================================
Operating Revenues
$
14,408
$
14,408
$
32,918
$
31,912
Operating Income (Loss)
$
1,991
$
3,820
$
(568 )
$
(826 )
Other Income, Net
$
273
$
219
$
6,101
$
603
Net Income
$
1,295
$
2,418
$
3,545
$
662
Total Service Contract Customers at June 30
112,289
114,312
112,289
114,312

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