Edison International (EIX - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2020 adjusted earnings of $1.00 per share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.11 by 9.9%. Moreover, the bottom line declined 36.7% year over year.
Excluding adjustments, quarterly earnings came in at 85 cents per share from continuing operations compared with$1.20 in second-quarter 2019.
Edison International's second-quarter revenues totaled $2.99 billion, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.02 billion by approximately 1%. However, the top line improved 6.2% from the year-ago quarter’s figure.
In the reported quarter, total operating expenses increased 7.6% year over year to $2,487 million. Operation and maintenance costs grew 28.1% year over year, while purchased power and fuel costs declined 5.9%. Meanwhile, depreciation and amortization expenses increased 52.3%.
Edison International registered an operating income of $500 million in the second quarter, in line with the year-ago quarter’s figure.
Interest expenses were $229 million, higher than $211 million incurred in the prior-year quarter.
Southern California Edison’s (SCE) second-quarter earnings were $1.10 per share compared with $1.66 a year ago.
The Parent and Other segment incurred a loss of 10 cents per share compared with the year-ago quarter’s loss of 8 cents.
Edison International Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
As of Jun 30, 2020, Edison International's cash and cash equivalents amounted to $524 million compared with $68 million as of Dec 31, 2019. Long-term debt summed $19.24 billion, higher than the 2019-end level of $17.87 billion.
Net cash from operating activities during the first six months of 2020 was $625 million compared with $598 million in the prior-year period. Total capital expenditures amounted to $2,514 million at the end of the second quarter, up from $2,235 million a year ago.
Edison International narrowed its 2020 core operating earnings per share guidance to $4.37-$4.62. The Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.43 lies below the midpoint of the guided range.
Edison International currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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