Jackson, MI-based CMS Energy Corporation (CMS - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2017 earnings per share of 33 cents. The figure missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 41 cents by 19.5%. Quarterly earnings also dropped 26.7% from the year-ago figure of 45 cents.
In the quarter under review, CMS Energy’s operating revenues came in at $1,449 million, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,355.5 million by nearly 7%. Moreover, on a year-over-year basis, revenues improved 5.7% from $1,371 million.
The company’s operating expenses increased 10.2% to $1,208 million during the quarter.
Operating income during the second quarter was $241 million, down 12.4% from $275 million a year ago.
CMS Energy’s interest charges were $110 million, up 1.9% from $108 million in the year-ago period.
CMS Energy had cash and cash equivalents of $418 million as of Jun 30, 2017, up from $235 million as of Dec 31, 2016.
As of Jun 30, 2017, total debt, capital leases and financing obligations stood at $9,715 million, up from $9,706 million as of Dec 31, 2016.
At the end of the second quarter, cash from operating activities was $1,119 million compared with $1,101 million in the year-ago period.
CMS Energy reaffirmed its 2017 adjusted earnings per share guidance in the range of $2.14–$2.18. Adjusted earnings are still expected to grow year over year in the range of 6–8% in 2017.
CMS Energy currently has 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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