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DTE Energy (DTE) Tops on Q2 Earnings, Raises '17 Outlook

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DTE Energy Company (DTE - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2017 operating earnings per share (EPS) of $1.07, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 97 cents by 10.3%. Operating earnings also grew 9.2% from the year-ago figure of 98 cents.
 
On a GAAP basis, reported earnings came in at 99 cents per share, compared with 84 cents in the prior-year quarter. The variance between GAAP and pro forma earnings was due to certain non-recurring items, mark-to-market adjustments and discontinued operations.

Total Revenue

Total revenue came in at $2.86 billion, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.31 billion by 23.8%. Reported revenues also increased 26.2% from the year-ago figure of $2.26 billion on account of higher contribution from non-utility operations.

Operating Update

Operation and maintenance expenses in the reported quarter were $559 million, up 3.1% year over year.

Total operating expenses increased 27.2% to $2.56 billion. This was primarily owing to higher fuel, purchased power and gas expenses at non-utility (74.1%), depreciation and amortization (2.5%) and taxes on other income (6.6%).

Operating income increased 18.4% to $303 million.

Segmental Highlights

Utility Operations

DTE Electric:  The segment’s operating earnings were $148 million, up 9.6% year over year.

DTE Gas: The segment reported operating income of $1 million, down 92.3% year over year.

Non-Utility Operations

Gas Storage and Pipelines: The segment generated profits of $40 million, up from $35 million a year ago.

Power and Industrial Projects: The segment posted operating profits of $30 million, up from $17 million in the prior-year quarter.

Corporate and Other: The segment reported operating income of $4 million.

DTE Energy Company Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

 

DTE Energy Company Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | DTE Energy Company Quote

Guidance

DTE Energy raised its 2017 guidance that was issued in November. The company expects to generate operating earnings in the range of $5.26–$5.57 per share in 2017, compared with the year-ago guidance of $5.15–$5.46.

Zacks Rank

DTE Energy currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Upcoming Peer Releases

American Electric Power Co., Inc. (AEP - Free Report) is a Zacks Rank #3 company. Its Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 87 cents and is scheduled to release second-quarter 2017 earnings on Jul 27.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS - Free Report) , another Zacks Rank #3 company, is scheduled to release second-quarter earnings on Jul 28. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 42 cents.

Edison International (EIX - Free Report) is expected to release second-quarter earnings on Jul 27. Its Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 83 cents. This company also carries a Zacks Rank #3.

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