NRG Energy, Inc. ( NRG Quick Quote NRG - Free Report) posts adjusted net income of 29 cents per share in third-quarter 2022, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 64 cents by 54.7%. Revenues
NRG Energy’s third-quarter 2022 revenues came in at $8,510 million, up 28.8% year over year. Total revenues also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $5,900 million by 44.2%.
Highlights of the Release
Third-quarter adjusted EBITDA was $452 million, down 41.1% from $656 million in the year-ago quarter.
The company’s total operating costs and expenses in the third quarter of 2022 amounted to $8.4 billion, up 95.2% from $4.3 billion in the year-ago quarter. Interest expenses of $105 million fell 13.9% from the prior-year quarter’s $122 million. NRG Energy is executing a $1-billion share repurchase program, and shares worth $397 million are remaining to be completed by the end of 2022. NRG Energy’s Board of Directors approved a $600-million incremental share repurchases program to be completed in 2023. NRG Energy’s board of directors approved an 8% increase in its annual dividend to $1.51 per share beginning in the first quarter of 2023. Financial Highlights
As of Sep 30, 2022, NRG Energy had cash and cash equivalents worth $333 million compared with $250 million on Dec 31, 2021.
As of Sep 30, 2022, NRG’s long-term debt and finance leases amounted to $7,974 million compared with $7,966 million on Dec 31, 2021. Cash provided by operating activities for the first nine months of 2022 was $1,758 million compared with $1,855 million in the year-ago period. Capital expenditures for the first nine months of 2022 were $250 million compared with $219 million in the year-ago period. Guidance
NRG Energy lowered its 2022 adjusted EBITDA in the range of $1,950-$2,050 million from the previous range of 1,950-$2,250 million. NRG lowered its 2022 free cash flow before growth investments in the band of $950-$1,050 million from the prior range of $1,140-$1,440 million.
NRG Energy has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) at present. You can see
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