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Hawaiian Electric (HE) Q1 Earnings Top, Revenues Rise Y/Y

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Shares of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE - Free Report) slipped 0.2% to $41.90 on May 12, reflecting investors’ disappointment following its first-quarter results.

The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of 63 cents for the first quarter of 2022, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 42 cents by 50%. The bottom line also improved 6.8% from 59 cents per share in the prior-year quarter.

Total Revenues

Hawaiian Electric’s total revenues of $785.1 million in the first quarter improved 22.1% from the prior-year quarter’s $642.9 million. The rise in revenues can be attributed to increased contributions from the Electric Utility and Other segments.

Segment Details

Electric Utility: Revenues in this segment totaled $708.8 million, up 25.4% year over year.

Banking: In this segment, revenues totaled $75.1 million, down 2.6% year over year.

Others: Revenues from other sources surged 22.1% to $1,161 million from $951 million in the year-ago quarter.

Operating Statistics

Total expenses increased 25.9% year over year to $685.8 million during the first quarter. The increase can be attributed to higher expenses in the Electric Utility and Bank segments.

Total operating income rose 1.3% year over year to $99.3 million in the first quarter.

Net interest expenses during the quarter amounted to $24.3 million, up 2.6% from $23.7 million in the prior-year quarter.

2022 Guidance

Hawaiian Electric reiterated its 2022 EPS guidance in the range of $2.00-$2.20. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings, pegged at $2.16, is more than the mid-point of the company’s guided range.

Zacks Rank

Hawaiian Electric currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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