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WGL Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results; Raises Fiscal Year 2014 Non-GAAP Guidance

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL):

Consolidated Results

WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas Light Company (Washington Gas) and other energy-related subsidiaries, today reported net income determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, of $61.2 million, or $1.18 per share, compared to net income of $89.5 million, or $1.73 per share, reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

For the first six months of fiscal year 2014, we reported net income determined in accordance with GAAP of $79.8 million, or $1.54 per share, compared to net income of $141.9 million, or $2.74 per share, reported for the comparative period of fiscal year 2013. Our operations are seasonal and, accordingly, our operating results for the three and six months ended March 31, 2014, are not indicative of the results expected for the 12 months ending September 30, 2014.

Financial performance is also evaluated based on non-GAAP operating earnings (loss). Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) adjusts for the effects of applying GAAP to certain transactions or classes of transactions that are not representative of the ongoing operating earnings of the company. Refer to "Use of Non-GAAP Operating Earnings (Loss)" and supporting reconciliations attached to this news release for a detailed discussion of management's use of non-GAAP operating earnings, as well as reconciliations of net income determined in accordance with GAAP to non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) for both our consolidated and segment results.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, non-GAAP operating earnings were $95.5 million, or $1.84 per share, compared to non-GAAP operating earnings of $90.7 million, or $1.75 per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. For the six months ended March 31, 2014, non-GAAP operating earnings were $146.9 million, or $2.83 per share, compared to non-GAAP operating earnings of $149.6 million, or $2.89 per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

"Our second quarter results reflected continued strong performance at our regulated utility and record earnings in the storage and asset management portion of our Midstream Energy Services business," said Terry D. McCallister, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The extremely cold winter led to asset optimization opportunities that benefited our utility, midstream and retail energy marketing segments. The dramatic price volatility of natural gas in the eastern and Mid-Atlantic states during this time highlights the growing imbalance between supply and demand in this part of the country. This also further validates our strategy to invest in low cost storage and to provide infrastructure solutions through our midstream business to move gas from producers in the Marcellus region to consumers in eastern demand centers."

"Based on our year to date financial performance, which has exceeded our internal expectations, we are raising our non-GAAP per share earnings guidance by $0.25."

Second Quarter Results by Business Segment

Regulated Utility Segment

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, our regulated utility segment reported net income of $49.5 million, or $0.95 per share, compared to net income of $77.1 million, or $1.49 per share, reported for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. After adjustments, non-GAAP operating earnings for the regulated utility segment were $93.0 million, or $1.79 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $11.9 million, or $0.22 per share, over non-GAAP operating earnings of $81.1 million, or $1.57 per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.

For the six months ended March 31, 2014, our regulated utility segment reported net income of $88.2 million, or $1.70 per share, compared to net income of $115.8 million, or $2.24 per share, reported for the six months ended March 31, 2013. After adjustments, non-GAAP operating earnings for the regulated utility segment were $143.4 million, or $2.77 per share, for the six months ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $18.3 million, or $0.35 per share, over non-GAAP operating earnings of $125.1 million, or $2.42 per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

For both the three and six months ended March 31, 2014, higher non-GAAP operating earnings reflect: higher revenues from customer growth; new base rates in Maryland; an increase in realized margins associated with our asset optimization program; favorable effects of changes in natural gas consumption patterns in the District of Columbia and a decrease in the effective tax rate. Partially offsetting these favorable variances were higher operating and maintenance expenses.

Retail Energy-Marketing Segment

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, the retail energy-marketing segment reported net income of $0.1 million compared to net income of $21.7 million, or $0.42 per share, reported for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating losses for the retail energy-marketing segment were $(3.7) million, or $(0.07) per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to non-GAAP operating earnings of $11.6 million, or $0.22 per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.

For the six months ended March 31, 2014, the retail energy-marketing segment reported net income of $3.4 million, or $0.07 per share compared to net income of $34.7 million, or $0.67 per share, reported for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating losses for the retail energy-marketing segment were $(2.8) million, or $(0.05) per share, for the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to non-GAAP operating earnings of $23.6 million, or $0.46 per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

For both the three and six months ended March 31, 2014, non-GAAP operating earnings reflect lower realized electric margins due to extreme price movements on commodity prices and higher capacity and ancillary charges from the regional power grid operator (PJM). The price movements were primarily the result of colder than normal weather that occurred throughout January 2014. Partially offsetting the electric margins were higher natural gas margins. Natural gas realized margins increased due to higher margins on portfolio optimization activity, spot sales to interruptible customers and hedge settlements. The quarterly pattern of margin recognition that the retail energy-marketing segment realizes varies from year to year.

Commercial Energy Systems Segment

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, the commercial energy systems segment reported net income of $1.6 million, or $0.03 per share, an increase of $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share, over net income of $0.6 million, or $0.01 per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net income for the quarter increased due to higher solar renewable credits (SRECs) and solar generation revenue. For the six months ended March 31, 2014, the commercial energy systems segment reported net income of $1.5 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to net income of $1.7 million, or $0.03 per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Net income for the six months ended March 31, 2014, was down as a result lower revenue from project work for government agency customers partially offset by increased SREC and solar generation revenue.

Midstream Energy Services Segment

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, the midstream energy services segment reported net income of $13.8 million, or $0.27 per share, compared to a net loss of $(9.4) million, or $(0.18) per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating earnings for the midstream energy services segment were $7.0 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to non-GAAP operating losses of $(2.1) million, or $(0.04) per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

For the six months ended March 31, 2014, the midstream energy services segment reported a net loss of $(8.0) million, or $(0.15) per share, compared to a net loss of $(8.1) million, or $(0.16) per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Midstream energy services reported non-GAAP operating earnings of $8.2 million, or $0.16 per share, compared to non-GAAP operating earnings of $1.4 million, or $0.03 per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year. The non-GAAP comparisons for both the quarter and year-to-date reflect favorable transportation spreads as a result of colder weather.

Other Activities

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, other activities reported a net loss of $(4.1) million, or $(0.08) per share, compared to a net loss of $(0.6) million, or $(0.01) per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating losses for other activities were $(2.7) million, or $(0.06) per share, compared to non-GAAP operating losses of $(0.6) million, or $(0.01) per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

For the six months ended March 31, 2014, other activities reported a net loss of $(5.8) million, or $(0.12) per share, compared to a net loss of $(2.2) million, or $(0.04) per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Other activities reported non-GAAP operating losses of $(4.0) million, or $(0.09) per share, compared to a non-GAAP operating loss of $(2.2) million, or $(0.05) per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year. The non-GAAP comparisons for both the quarter and year-to-date reflect our corporate branding initiative costs and an increase in our ongoing business development activities.

Earnings Outlook

We are raising our non-GAAP consolidated earnings estimate for fiscal year 2014 in a range of $2.40 per share to $2.60 per share. In providing fiscal year 2014 earnings guidance, management is aware that there could be differences between what is reported earnings and estimated earnings for matters such as, but not limited to, unrealized mark-to-market positions for our energy-related derivatives. At this time, WGL management is not able to reasonably estimate the aggregate impact of these items on reported earnings and therefore is not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent for its operating earnings guidance.

We assume no obligation to update this guidance. The absence of any statement by us in the future should not be presumed to represent an affirmation of this earnings guidance. For the assumptions underlying this guidance, please refer to the slides accompanying our webcast that will be posted to WGL's website, www.wglholdings.com.

Other Information

We will hold a conference call at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 2014, to discuss our second quarter fiscal year 2014 financial results. The live conference call will be available to the public via a link located on WGL's website, www.wglholdings.com. To hear the live webcast, click on the "Webcast" link located on the home page of the referenced site. The webcast and related slides will be archived on WGL's website through June 9, 2014.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL is a leading source for clean and efficient energy solutions. Through our affiliates and strategic relationships, the Company offers a diverse set of energy sources including natural gas, wind and solar as well as a range of energy solutions - generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency - which serve customers in more than 25 states. WGL has five operating segments: Washington Gas Light Company, a regulated natural gas utility serving approximately 1.1 million customers in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area; Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc., one of the largest natural gas, electricity and green energy suppliers in the Mid-Atlantic; Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a distributed generation and energy efficiency business, offering solar, fuel cell, combined heat and power, and other technologies across the United States; WGL Midstream, a midstream energy services business, investing in and optimizing natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the Midwest and Eastern United States; and Hampshire Gas, a natural gas storage business which owns and operates facilities in and around Hampshire County, West Virginia. As product and service innovation are critical for value creation and sustaining growth, we are continuously increasing our assets and investments in targeted clean energy sectors. This strategy supports WGL's core business, as well as provides opportunity for growth through partnerships and investments. WGL's diversity is its strength. We are dedicated to the sustainability of our business, the customers and communities we serve, and the environment. To learn more, visit www.wglholdings.com.

Unless otherwise noted, earnings per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis, and are based on weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding.

Please see the attached comparative statements for additional information on our operating results. Also attached to this news release are reconciliations of net income determined in accordance with GAAP to non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) for both our consolidated and segment results, as well as reconciliations of our GAAP earnings guidance to our non-GAAP earnings guidance.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release and other statements by us include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the outlook for earnings, revenues and other future financial business performance or strategies and expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as, but not limited to, "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "believes," "plans," and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," and "could." Although we believe such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, we cannot give assurance that every objective will be achieved. Forward-looking statements speak only as of today, and we assume no duty to update them. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions and the factors discussed under the "Risk Factors" heading in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other documents we have filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

   

WGL Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

         
March 31, September 30,
(In thousands)   2014   2013
ASSETS
Property, Plant and Equipment
At original cost $ 4,241,016 $ 4,118,149
Accumulated depreciation and amortization     (1,244,752 )     (1,210,686 )
Net property, plant and equipment     2,996,264       2,907,463  
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents 11,977 3,478
Accounts receivable, net 776,016 318,534
Storage gas 74,153 347,291
Other     168,592       150,708  
Total current assets     1,030,738       820,011  
Deferred Charges and Other Assets     735,215       532,586  
Total Assets   $ 4,762,217     $ 4,260,060  
CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES
Capitalization
Common shareholders' equity $ 1,314,338 $ 1,274,545
Washington Gas Light Company preferred stock 28,173 28,173
Long-term debt     599,225       524,067  
Total capitalization     1,941,736       1,826,785  
Current Liabilities
Notes payable and current maturities of long-term debt 344,500 440,100
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities 362,097 270,658
Other     305,712       239,319  
Total current liabilities     1,012,309       950,077  
Deferred Credits     1,808,172       1,483,198  
Total Capitalization and Liabilities   $ 4,762,217     $ 4,260,060  
 
       

WGL Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

                 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,
(In thousands, except per share data)   2014   2013   2014   2013
OPERATING REVENUES
Utility $ 702,255 $ 527,174

$

1,088,796

$

875,107

Non-utility     471,995       364,209       765,751       703,012  
Total Operating Revenues     1,174,250       891,383       1,854,547       1,578,119  
OPERATING EXPENSES
Utility cost of gas 459,107 244,201 645,988 387,171
Non-utility cost of energy-related sales 426,286 323,740 731,637 622,889
Operation and maintenance 99,699 88,133 187,841 171,763
Depreciation and amortization 27,304 25,544 53,894 52,848
General taxes and other assessments     57,121       54,181       97,742       93,248  
Total Operating Expenses     1,069,517       735,799       1,717,102       1,327,919  
OPERATING INCOME 104,733 155,584 137,445 250,200
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates 543 301 1,033 546
Other income — net 342 781 561 1,210
Interest expense     9,525       8,951       18,517       18,144  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 96,093 147,715 120,522 233,812
INCOME TAX EXPENSE     34,550       57,880       40,020       91,259  
NET INCOME 61,543 89,835 80,502 142,553
Dividends on Washington Gas Light Company preferred stock     330       330       660       660  
 
NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK   $ 61,213     $ 89,505    

$

79,842

   

$

141,893

 
AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING
Basic 51,875 51,681 51,846 51,657
Diluted     51,899       51,828       51,864       51,759  
EARNINGS PER AVERAGE COMMON SHARE
Basic $ 1.18 $ 1.73

$

1.54

$

2.75

Diluted   $ 1.18     $ 1.73    

$

1.54

   

$

2.74

 
 
Net Income (Loss) Applicable To Common Stock — By Segment ($000):
 
Regulated utility   $ 49,456     $ 77,140    

$

88,177

   

$

115,806

 
 
Non-utility operations:
Retail energy-marketing 70 21,680 3,385 34,701
Commercial energy systems 1,589 649 1,452 1,687
Midstream energy services 13,811 (9,401 ) (7,977 ) (8,125 )
Other activities     (4,109 )     (563 )     (5,792 )     (2,176 )
Total non-utility     11,361       12,365       (8,932 )     26,087  
Intersegment eliminations     396       -       597      

-

 
NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK   $ 61,213     $ 89,505    

$

79,842

   

$

141,893

 
 
           

WGL Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Financial and Operating Statistics

(Unaudited)

 
FINANCIAL STATISTICS
                Twelve Months Ended March 31,
                    2014   2013
 
Closing Market Price — end of period $40.06 $44.10
52-Week Market Price Range $46.96-$35.35 $44.30-$35.96
Price Earnings Ratio 114.5 14.5
Annualized Dividends Per Share $1.68 $1.68
Dividend Yield

4.2

%

3.8

%

Return on Average Common Equity

1.4

%

11.8

%

Total Interest Coverage (times) 1.5 7.9
Book Value Per Share — end of period $25.32 $26.58
Common Shares Outstanding — end of period (thousands)                   51,901     51,703  
 
UTILITY GAS STATISTICS                        
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,   March 31,
(In thousands)   2014   2013   2014   2013   2014   2013
 
 
Gas Sold and Delivered
Residential — Firm $ 473,343 $ 357,800 $ 718,264 $ 579,211 $ 879,286 $ 739,150
Commercial and Industrial — Firm 109,022 81,184 169,240 132,311 211,242 171,079
Commercial and Industrial — Interruptible 1,221 1,320 1,742 1,809 2,655 2,195
Electric Generation     275       275       550       550       1,100       1,100  
      583,861       440,579       889,796       713,881       1,094,283       913,524  
Gas Delivered for Others
Firm 77,739 64,654 133,961 118,969 192,595 168,266
Interruptible 27,513 19,059 40,538 33,144 58,515 50,618
Electric Generation     132       101       246       182       620       764  
      105,384       83,814       174,745       152,295       251,730       219,648  
689,245 524,393 1,064,541 866,176 1,346,013 1,133,172
Other     13,010       2,781       24,255       8,931       42,400       26,442  
Total  

$

702,255     $ 527,174     $ 1,088,796     $ 875,107     $ 1,388,413     $ 1,159,614  
                         
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,   March 31,
(In thousands of therms)   2014   2013  

2014

  2013   2014   2013
 
 
Gas Sold and Delivered
Residential — Firm 405,619 343,558 631,686 553,050 740,061 650,408
Commercial and Industrial — Firm 97,407 85,461 160,577 140,875 200,644 176,747
Commercial and Industrial — Interruptible     897       1,367       1,461       2,071       2,287       2,632  
      503,923       430,386       793,724       695,996       942,992       829,787  
Gas Delivered for Others
Firm 250,319 212,630 408,960 363,090 534,053 486,959
Interruptible 92,072 101,024 169,769 177,061 263,591 269,752
Electric Generation     22,011       14,355       59,129       65,572       171,091       365,875  
      364,402       328,009       637,858       605,723       968,735       1,122,586  
Total     868,325       758,395       1,431,582       1,301,719       1,911,727       1,952,373  
 
WASHINGTON GAS ENERGY SERVICES                        
Natural Gas Sales
Therm Sales (thousands of therms) 309,024 320,129 519,590 531,019 691,042 709,079
 
Number of Customers (end of period)     165,000       171,000       165,000       171,000       165,000       171,000  
 
Electricity Sales
Electricity Sales (thousands of kWhs) 3,052,249 3,044,866 5,880,642 5,848,583 12,165,078 12,234,493
 
Number of Accounts (end of period)     181,000       183,000       181,000       183,000       181,000       183,000  
 
UTILITY GAS PURCHASED EXPENSE
(excluding asset optimization)  

76.23¢

 

55.43¢

 

68.97¢

 

53.83¢

 

66.34¢

 

53.12¢

 
HEATING DEGREE DAYS                        
Actual 2,440 2,151 3,834 3,460 4,143 3,689
Normal 2,099 2,115 3,443 3,463 3,755 3,778
Percent Colder (Warmer) than Normal    

16.2

%

   

1.7

%

   

11.4

%

   

(0.1

)%

   

10.3

%

   

(2.4

)%

 
Average Active Customer Meters     1,119,993       1,107,004       1,115,361       1,102,917       1,111,271       1,099,352  
 

WGL HOLDINGS, INC.
USE OF NON-GAAP OPERATING EARNINGS (LOSS)
(Unaudited)

The attached reconciliations are provided to clearly identify adjustments made to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP to derive non-GAAP operating earnings (loss). Management believes non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) provides a more meaningful representation of our earnings from ongoing operations by adjusting for the effects of: (i) unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses from energy-related derivatives for our regulated utility and retail marketing segments; (ii) unrealized gains (losses) on certain derivatives for the long-term purchase of natural gas for the midstream energy services segment; (iii) certain gains and losses associated with optimizing the utility segment's capacity assets; (iv) changes in the measured value of our inventory for our midstream energy services segment; (v) for our regulated utility segment, the estimated financial effects of warmer-than-normal/colder-than-normal weather as measured consistent with our jurisdictional tariffs, to the extent the effects are not offset by weather protection mechanisms; (vi) incremental legal and consulting costs associated with business development activities; and (vii) certain unusual transactions. This presentation facilitates analysis by providing a consistent and comparable measure to help management, investors and analysts better understand and evaluate our operating results and performance trends, to forecast future results and assist in analyzing period-to-period comparisons. Additionally, we use this non-GAAP measure to report to the board of directors and to evaluate management's performance. The economic substance underlying our adjustments to calculate non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) is as follows:

                i.  

For our regulated utility segment, we use derivatives with the primary objective of locking in a future profit. This profit does not change even though the unrealized fair value of the underlying derivatives may change period-to-period, until settlement. Additionally, for the regulated utility segment, sharing with customers is based on realized profit, and does not factor in unrealized gains and losses; therefore, excluding these unrealized losses is consistent with regulatory sharing requirements.

 
ii. For our retail energy-marketing segment, we use derivatives to lock in a price for energy supplies to match future retail sales commitments. These derivatives are subject to mark-to-market treatment, while most of the corresponding retail sales contracts are not.
 
iii. For the midstream energy services segment, we have entered into certain long-term natural gas purchase agreements which are accounted for as derivatives. These agreements were entered into to take advantage of potential basis spreads, not to hedge inventory. When the natural gas is delivered in the future, any gains and losses from the physical sale of that gas will be recognized.
 

With the exception of certain transactions related to the optimization of system capacity assets as discussed below, when these derivatives settle, the realized economic impact is reflected in our non-GAAP operating results, as we are only removing interim unrealized mark-to-market amounts.

There are limits in using non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) to analyze our results, as they are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, using non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) per share to analyze our earnings may have limited value as it excludes certain items that may have a material impact on our reported financial results. We compensate for these limitations by providing investors with the attached reconciliations to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

             

WGL HOLDINGS, INC. (Consolidating by Segment)

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) TO

NON-GAAP OPERATING EARNINGS (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014

 

Commercial Midstream
Regulated

Retail Energy-

Energy Energy

 

Intersegment

(In thousands, except per share data)

  Utility   Marketing   Systems   Services  

Other Activities

  Eliminations   Consolidated
GAAP net income (loss) $ 49,456 $ 70 $ 1,589 $ 13,811 $ (4,109 ) $ 396 $ 61,213
Adjusted for (items shown after-tax): (a)
Unrealized mark-to-market loss (gain) on energy-related derivatives (b) 47,005 (3,818 ) - 1,137 - - 44,324
Storage optimization program (c) (1,301 ) - - - - - (1,301 )
Change in measured value of inventory (d) - - - (7,930 ) - - (7,930 )
Incremental professional services fees (f) - - - - 1,373 - 1,373
DC weather impact (h)     (2,153 )     -       -     -       -       -     (2,153 )
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss)   $ 93,007     $ (3,748 )   $ 1,589   $ 7,018     $ (2,736 )   $ 396   $ 95,526  
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per average common share (51,899 shares) $ 0.95 $ - $ 0.03 $ 0.27 $ (0.08 ) $ 0.01 $ 1.18
Per share effect of non-GAAP adjustments     0.84       (0.07 )     -     (0.13 )     0.02       -     0.66  
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) per share   $ 1.79     $ (0.07 )   $ 0.03   $ 0.14     $ (0.06 )   $ 0.01   $ 1.84  
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
Commercial Midstream
Regulated Retail Energy- Energy Energy Intersegment

(In thousands, except per share data)

  Utility   Marketing   Systems   Services   Other Activities   Eliminations   Consolidated
GAAP net income (loss) $ 77,140 $ 21,680 $ 649 $ (9,401 ) $ (563 ) $ - $ 89,505
Adjusted for (items shown after-tax): (a)
Unrealized mark-to-market loss (gain) on energy-related derivatives (b) 3,646 (10,407 ) - - - - (6,761 )
Storage optimization program (c) 1,152 - - - - - 1,152
Change in measured value of inventory (d) - - - 7,272 - - 7,272
Competitive service provider imbalance cash settlement (e) (370 ) 369 - - - - (1 )
Weather derivative products (j)     (425 )     -       -     -       -       -     (425 )
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss)   $ 81,143     $ 11,642     $ 649   $ (2,129 )   $ (563 )  

$

-   $ 90,742  
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per average common share (51,828 shares) $ 1.49 $ 0.42 $ 0.01 $ (0.18 ) $ (0.01 ) $ - $ 1.73
Per share effect of non-GAAP adjustments     0.08       (0.20 )     -     0.14       -       -     0.02  
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) per share   $ 1.57     $ 0.22     $ 0.01   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.01 )   $ -   $ 1.75  
(Footnote references are described on the following page.)

 

Six Months Ended March 31, 2014
Commercial Midstream
Regulated Retail Energy- Energy Energy

Other

Intersegment

(In thousands, except per share data)

  Utility   Marketing   Systems   Services  

Activities*

  Eliminations   Consolidated
GAAP net income (loss) $ 88,177 $ 3,385 $ 1,452 $ (7,977 ) $ (5,792 )

$

597 $ 79,842
Adjusted for (items shown after-tax): (a)
Unrealized mark-to-market loss (gain) on energy-related derivatives (b) 62,767 (6,167 ) - 15,517 - - 72,117
Storage optimization program (c) (2,424 ) - - - - - (2,424 )
Change in measured value of inventory (d) - - - 667 - - 667
Competitive service provider imbalance cash settlement (e) (294 ) - - - - - (294 )
Incremental professional services fees (f) - - - - 1,813 - 1,813
Impairment loss on Springfield Operations Center (g) 464 - - - - - 464
DC weather impact (h) (1,640 ) - - - - - (1,640 )
Regulatory asset - tax effect Medicare Part D (i)     (3,621 )     -       -     -       -       -     (3,621 )
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss)   $ 143,429     $ (2,782 )   $ 1,452   $ 8,207     $ (3,979 )  

$

597   $ 146,924  
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per average common share (51,864 shares) $ 1.70 $ 0.07 $ 0.03 $ (0.15 ) $ (0.12 )

$

0.01 $ 1.54
Per share effect of non-GAAP adjustments     1.07       (0.12 )     -     0.31       0.03       -     1.29  
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) per share   $ 2.77     $ (0.05 )   $ 0.03   $ 0.16     $ (0.09 )  

$

0.01   $ 2.83  
 
Six Months Ended March 31, 2013
Commercial Midstream
Regulated Retail Energy- Energy Energy

Other

Intersegment

(In thousands, except per share data)

  Utility   Marketing   Systems   Services  

Activities*

  Eliminations   Consolidated
GAAP net income (loss) $ 115,806 $ 34,701 $ 1,687 $ (8,125 ) $ (2,176 )

$

- $ 141,893
Adjusted for (items shown after-tax): (a)
Unrealized mark-to-market loss (gain) on energy-related derivatives (b) 8,851 (11,462 ) - - - - (2,611 )
Storage optimization program (c) 1,062 - - - - - 1,062
Change in measured value of inventory (d) - - - 9,543 - - 9,543
Competitive service provider imbalance cash settlement (e) (370 ) 369 - - - - (1 )
Weather derivative products (j)     (282 )     -       -     -       -       -     (282 )
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss)   $ 125,067     $ 23,608     $ 1,687   $ 1,418     $ (2,176 )  

$

-   $ 149,604  
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per average common share (51,759 shares) $ 2.24 $ 0.67 $ 0.03 $ (0.16 ) $ (0.04 )

$

- $ 2.74
Per share effect of non-GAAP adjustments     0.18       (0.21 )     -     0.19       (0.01 )     -     0.15  
Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) per share   $ 2.42     $ 0.46     $ 0.03   $ 0.03     $ (0.05 )  

$

-   $ 2.89  
* Per share amounts may include adjustments for rounding
(Footnote references are described on the following page.)
 
 

WGL HOLDINGS, INC. (Consolidated by Quarter)

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) TO

NON-GAAP OPERATING EARNINGS (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

 
Fiscal Year 2014
    Quarterly Period Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)   Dec. 31   Mar. 31   Jun. 30   Sept. 30   Fiscal Year
GAAP net income   $ 18,629  

$

61,213

      $ 79,842
Unrealized mark-to-market loss on energy-related derivatives (b) 27,793 44,324 72,117
Storage optimization program (c) (1,123 ) (1,301 ) (2,424 )
Change in the measured value of inventory (d) 8,597 (7,930 ) 667
Competitive service provider imbalance cash settlement (e) (294 ) - (294 )
Incremental professional services fees (f) 440 1,373 1,813
Impairment loss on Springfield Operations Center (g) 464 - 464
DC weather impact (h) 513 (2,153 ) (1,640 )
Regulatory asset - tax effect Medicare Part D (i)     (3,621 )     -               (3,621 )
Non-GAAP operating earnings   $ 51,398    

$

95,526

            $ 146,924  
Diluted average common shares outstanding     51,827       51,899               51,864  
GAAP diluted earnings per average common share $ 0.36

$

1.18

$ 1.54
Per share effect of non-GAAP adjustments     0.63       0.66               1.29  
Non-GAAP operating earnings per share   $ 0.99    

$

1.84

            $ 2.83  
 
Fiscal Year 2013
    Quarterly Period Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)   Dec. 31   Mar. 31   Jun. 30   Sept. 30   Fiscal Year
GAAP net income $ 52,388

$

89,505

$ 141,893
Adjusted for (items shown after-tax): (a)
Unrealized mark-to-market loss on energy-related derivatives (b) 4,150 (6,761 ) (2,611 )
Storage optimization program (c) (90 ) 1,152 1,062
Change in the measured value of inventory (d) 2,271 7,272 9,543
Weather derivative products (j) 143 (425 ) (282 )
Competitive service provider imbalance cash settlement (e)     -       (1 )             (1 )
Non-GAAP operating earnings   $ 58,862    

$

90,742

            $ 149,604  
Diluted average common shares outstanding     51,688       51,828               51,759  
GAAP diluted earnings per average common share $ 1.01

$

1.73

$ 2.74
Per share effect of non-GAAP adjustments     0.13       0.02               0.15  
Non-GAAP operating earnings per share   $ 1.14    

$

1.75

            $ 2.89  
 

Footnotes:

 

(a)

Non-GAAP adjustments are shown net of tax based on the composite tax rate for each segment. For the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, the tax expenses related to the adjustments were $23.2 million and $0.9 million, respectively.

(b)

Adjustments to eliminate the change in the unrealized mark-to-market positions of our energy-related derivatives for regulated utility, retail energy-marketing, as well as certain derivatives for the long-term purchase of natural gas for the midstream energy services segment that were recorded to income during the period. For the regulated utility segment, the portion of our unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses that are not recognized as being shared with customers are recorded directly to income for GAAP purposes. All unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses for the retail energy-marketing and midstream energy services segments are recorded directly to income.

(c)

Adjustments to shift the timing of storage optimization margins from the periods recognized for GAAP purposes to the periods in which such margins are recognized for regulatory sharing purposes. In addition, lower-of-cost or market adjustments related to system and non-system storage optimization are eliminated for non-GAAP reporting, since the margins will be recognized for regulatory purposes when the withdrawals are made at the unadjusted historical cost of storage inventory.

(d)

Adjustments to reflect storage inventory at market or at a value based on the price used to value the physical forward sales contract that is economically hedging the storage inventory. This adjustment also includes the estimated effects of certain sharing mechanisms on all of our non-GAAP unrealized gains and losses.

(e)

Represents amounts collected and expected to be collected by the regulated utility segment and the expense and payment made by the retail energy-marketing segment to the regulated utility segment in relation to the refund to customers ordered by the Public Service Commission of Maryland (PSC of MD) in September 2011 associated with a cash settlement of gas imbalances with competitive service providers. The order remanded the matter to a hearing examiner to determine the amount of the refund as the difference between charges made to customers and the charges that would have been incurred had the imbalances been made up through volumetric adjustments.

(f)

These costs include incremental legal and consulting costs in connection with business development activities. These costs are unpredictable and may vary greatly with each opportunity. Management believes by excluding these costs, it allows both management and investors to better compare, analyze and forecast the performance of our revenue generating opportunities.

(g)

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, Washington Gas recorded an impairment charge related to its Springfield Operations Center. Non-GAAP earnings have been adjusted to reflect a comparable measure in analyzing period-to-period comparisons.

(h)

Eliminates the estimated financial effects of warm or cold weather in the District of Columbia, as measured consistent with our regulatory tariff. For fiscal year 2014, Washington Gas did not enter into weather protection products due to recent rate case activity and the pricing environment.

(i)

In March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) eliminated future Medicare Part D (Med D) tax benefits for Washington Gas' tax years beginning after September 30, 2013. On March 30, 2012, based on positions taken by the PSC of MD in Washington Gas' rate case, Washington Gas determined that it is not probable that the PSC of MD would permit recovery of this asset. Therefore, the Maryland portion of the regulatory asset related to the Med D benefit was charged to tax expense. In November of 2013, the PSC of MD issued an order authorizing Washington Gas to establish a regulatory asset and amortize the costs related to the change in tax treatment of Med D.

(j)

For fiscal year 2013, Washington Gas entered into weather derivatives to neutralize the estimated financial effects of weather in the District of Columbia. These weather derivatives were recorded at fair value rather than being valued based on actual variations from normal weather. This adjustment is to exclude the portion of the fair value that is not directly offset by an increase/decrease in revenue due to weather.

 

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