Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE - Free Report) reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 43 cents in fourth-quarter 2017, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 41 cents by 4.9%. On a year-over-year basis, adjusted earnings improved 4.9% from the prior-year quarter’s 41 cents.
GAAP earnings were 30 cents in the quarter, reflecting a 26.8% decline from the year-ago 41 cents.
For 2017, the company reported EPS of $1.65, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. On a year-over-year basis, adjusted earnings declined 5.7% from the prior-year level of $1.75.
Total revenues of $658.6 million surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $620 million by 6.2% and were also up 6.7% year over year. The top line improved on higher contributions from all three segments of the company.
Total expenses were up 8.4% year over year to $573.6 million in the fourth quarter.
Total operating income was $85 million, down 3.9% due to lower contributions from the Bank as well as Electric Utility segments.
Net interest expenses amounted to $19.7 million, up from $19 million in the prior-year quarter.
Electric Utility: Revenues in the reported quarter were $583.3 million, up 7.1% year over year. Net income dropped 25.7% to $25.4 million from $34.1 million a year ago.
Banking: Revenues were $75.2 million, up 3.5%. Net income came in at $16.9 million, up 4%.
Other: Revenues were $0.1 million, up 20% year over year. However, it incurred a quarterly net loss of approximately $9.8 million compared with the year-ago loss of $5.7 million.
Hawaiian Electric issued its 2018 guidance. The company expects EPS in the range of $1.80-$2.00.
Moreover, for the Electric Utility segment, it projects EPS in the band of $1.33-$1.46, while the same for the Bank segment is in the range of 68-74 cents.
Hawaiian Electric carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
CMS Energy (CMS - Free Report) reported fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings per share of 51 cents, which were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
NextEra Energy (NEE - Free Report) posted fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings of $1.25 per share, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.31 by 4.6%.
Dominion Energy (D - Free Report) reported fourth-quarter 2017 operating earnings of 91 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 88 cents by 3.4%.
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