Ameren (NYSE: AEE) Announces 2012 Results Issues 2013 Earnings Guidance -- 2012 Adjusted (Non-GAAP) EPS Were $2.42 -- 2012 GAAP Loss per Share Was $4.01, Reflecting Asset Impairments and Other Charges -- 2013 GAAP and Adjusted EPS Guidance Range Established at $2.00 to $2.20 PR Newswire ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20, 2013 ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) today announced a 2012 net loss in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) of $974 million, or $4.01 per share, compared to 2011 GAAP net income of $519 million, or $2.15 per share. The 2012 GAAP net loss and 2011 GAAP net income included aftertax impairments and other charges of $1.557 billion and $77 million, respectively. Excluding these charges and certain other items discussed below, Ameren recorded 2012 adjusted, (non-GAAP) net income of $586 million, or $2.42 per share, compared to 2011 adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $619 million, or $2.56 per share. The decrease in 2012 adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings, compared to 2011 adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings, reflected a decline in Ameren Illinois' earnings resulting from a lower allowed return on equity (ROE), due to low Treasury bond yields, and required nonrecoverable program donations, among other things, related to 2012 implementation of formula ratemaking for electric delivery service. In addition, natural gas sales volumes declined reflecting warmer 2012 winter temperatures. Merchant generation segment earnings also declined reflecting lower power prices and higher fuel costs. The earnings declines from these two business segments were partially offset by increased Ameren Missouri earnings due primarily to the full year effect of a 2011 electric rate increase as well as lower operations and maintenance expense, reflecting the absence of a refueling outage at the Callaway Nuclear Energy Center in 2012 and reduced storm-related costs. Ameren Missouri's 2012 earnings, compared to 2011 earnings, also benefited from a favorable 2012 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order related to a disputed power purchase agreement that expired in 2009 and the absence of a 2011 charge to earnings related to the fuel adjustment clause. These positive factors were partially offset, at Ameren Missouri, by higher depreciation expense, a higher effective income tax rate and lower electric sales volumes largely due to warmer 2012 winter temperatures. "Adjusted earnings for 2012 were in line with both our narrowed November and our initial year-ago guidance ranges," said Thomas R. Voss, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corporation. "I am proud of several significant accomplishments in 2012. These include record safety metrics as well as strong electric distribution system reliability and operating performance at our energy centers. In addition, we advanced our plans to invest in electric transmission projects, including obtaining additional FERC approvals for constructive rate treatments for our investments. Further, we received a needed electric rate increase in Missouri that became effective in early 2013. "Last year also had its share of challenges, including disappointing decisions by the Illinois Commerce Commission in our electric delivery formula rate cases — decisions we are working to improve through legislation and the courts — and continued downward pressure on already low forward market prices for power," Voss added. "The latter contributed to our December announcement of our intent to exit the merchant generation business and a related noncash impairment charge. Exiting merchant generation will result in Ameren's businesses being solely rate-regulated utilities with solid growth prospects as we continue to allocate capital to jurisdictions that have modernized their regulatory framework in support of energy infrastructure investments. In addition, we are seeking to enhance the regulatory framework in Missouri to better support investment in our energy infrastructure. We strongly believe that such investment will result in long-term benefits for our customers and create jobs to support our local economy." For the fourth quarter of 2012, Ameren recorded a GAAP net loss of $1.156 billion, or $4.76 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $25 million, or 10 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding certain items discussed below, Ameren recorded adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $33 million, or 14 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $34 million, or 14 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. The decrease in adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, reflected a decline in Ameren Illinois' earnings, largely due to a lower allowed ROE for electric delivery service, and a decline in merchant generation segment earnings, primarily reflecting lower power prices. These factors were largely offset by increased Ameren Missouri earnings due to the absence of a refueling outage at the Callaway Nuclear Energy Center in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to the scheduled refueling outage that occurred during the fourth quarter of 2011. The following items were excluded from fourth quarter and full-year 2012 and 2011 adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings, as applicable: oAsset impairments and other charges, which decreased net income by $1.180 billion and $1.557 billion in the fourth quarter and full year of 2012, respectively, and $77 million in the full year of 2011. The 2012 charges were a fourth quarter noncash asset impairment charge resulting from Ameren's December 2012 announcement that it intends to, and it is probable that it will, exit its merchant generation business segment before the end of the previously estimated useful lives of that business segment's long-lived assets, as well as a first quarter noncash impairment related to the Duck Creek Energy Center. The 2011 charges were the result of the Missouri Public Service Commission's disallowance of costs of enhancements related to the rebuilding of the Taum Sauk Energy Center and the decision to cease operations at the merchant generation business segment's Meredosia and Hutsonville energy centers; oEmployee separation charges related to a voluntary retirement offer, which decreased net income by $17 million in both the fourth quarter and full year of 2011; and oThe net effect of unrealized mark-to-market activity, which decreased net income by $9 million and $3 million in the fourth quarter and full year of 2012, respectively, and increased net income by $8 million and decreased net income by $6 million in the fourth quarter and full year of 2011, respectively. A reconciliation of GAAP to adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings per share is as follows: Fourth Quarter Year 2012 2011 2012 2011 GAAP earnings per share $(4.76) $ 0.10 $(4.01) $ 2.15 Asset impairments and other charges 4.87 -- 6.42 0.32 Employee separation charges -- 0.07 -- 0.07 Net unrealized mark-to-market activity, 0.03 (0.03) 0.01 0.02 (gain)/loss Adjusted (Non-GAAP) earnings per share $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 2.42 $ 2.56 2013 Earnings Guidance Ameren expects 2013 GAAP and adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings to be in the range of $2.00 to $2.20 per share. Any net unrealized mark-to-market gains or losses will impact GAAP earnings but are excluded from GAAP earnings guidance because the company is unable to reasonably estimate the impact of any such gains or losses. Adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings guidance also excludes any net unrealized mark-to-market gains or losses. The projected decrease in adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings in 2013, compared to 2012, reflects lower expected merchant generation segment earnings in 2013 due to lower power prices, partially offset by lower depreciation expense as a result of the 2012 impairment charges. Further, Ameren Missouri adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings are expected to decline in 2013, compared to 2012, reflecting the negative impact on electric sales volumes of an assumed return to normal summer temperatures; increased operations and maintenance costs primarily due to a 2013 Callaway Nuclear Energy Center refueling outage; and the absence of the previously discussed favorable 2012 FERC order related to a disputed power purchase agreement. The above negative factors are expected to be partially offset by increased Ameren Illinois adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings primarily reflecting expected higher electric transmission and delivery earnings, due to rate base growth and formula ratemaking. Ameren expects its businesses to provide the following contributions to 2013 GAAP and adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings per share: Regulated Utilities EPS Guidance Midpoint $2.25 Merchant Generation Business and Other EPS Guidance Midpoint (0.15) 2013 GAAP and Adjusted (Non-GAAP) EPS Guidance Range $2.00 - $2.20 Ameren's earnings guidance for 2013 assumes normal temperatures for the full year. In addition, Ameren's future results are subject to the effects of, among other things, regulatory decisions and legislative actions; energy center operations; energy, economic, and capital and credit market conditions; severe storms; unusual or otherwise unexpected gains or losses; and other risks and uncertainties outlined, or referred to, in the Forward-looking Statements section of this press release. Ameren Missouri Segment Results Ameren Missouri segment 2012 GAAP earnings were $416 million, compared to 2011 GAAP earnings of $287 million. Adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings for 2012 were $414 million, compared to 2011 adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings of $359 million. The increase in adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings reflected the full year effect of a 2011 electric rate increase as well as lower operations and maintenance expense, reflecting the absence of a refueling outage at the Callaway Nuclear Energy Center in 2012 and reduced storm-related costs. The earnings comparison also benefited from the previously discussed favorable 2012 FERC order related to a disputed power purchase agreement and the absence of a 2011 charge to earnings related to the fuel adjustment clause. These factors were partially offset by higher depreciation expense, a higher effective income tax rate and lower electric sales volumes. The lower electric sales volumes were largely due to 2012 winter temperatures that were warmer than those experienced in 2011. The GAAP earnings comparison was affected by the factors mentioned above as well as a 2011 charge related to the previously discussed Taum Sauk disallowance, 2011 employee separation charges and a 2012 gain from net unrealized mark-to-market activity. Ameren Illinois Segment Results Ameren Illinois segment 2012 GAAP earnings were $141 million, compared to 2011 GAAP earnings of $193 million. Adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings for 2012 were $139 million, compared to 2011 adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings of $193 million. The decrease in adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings was primarily due to a lower allowed ROE, reflecting low Treasury bond yields, and required nonrecoverable program donations, among other things, related to 2012 implementation of formula ratemaking for electric delivery service. In addition, natural gas sales volumes fell due to warmer 2012 winter temperatures, compared to those experienced in 2011. The required nonrecoverable donations included a one-time pretax $7.5 million contribution to the Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Trust related to participation in the state's electric delivery service formula ratemaking framework. The above factors were partially offset by increased natural gas delivery rates, effective in January 2012. The GAAP earnings comparison was impacted by the factors mentioned above and a 2012 gain from net unrealized mark-to-market activity. Merchant Generation Segment Results The merchant generation segment 2012 GAAP net loss was $1.516 billion, compared to 2011 GAAP earnings of $45 million. Adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings for 2012 were $42 million, compared to 2011 adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings of $72 million. The decline in adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings reflected lower power prices and higher fuel costs partially offset by lower depreciation and operations and maintenance expenses. The GAAP earnings comparison was affected by the factors mentioned above and the previously discussed 2012 and 2011 asset impairments and other charges related to the merchant generation business. In addition, net unrealized mark-to-market activity resulted in a larger loss in 2012 than in 2011. Analyst Conference Call Ameren will conduct a conference call for financial analysts at 9 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to discuss 2012 earnings, 2013 guidance and other matters. Investors, the news media and the public may listen to a live Internet broadcast of the call at Ameren.com by clicking on "Q4 2012 Ameren Corporation Earnings Conference Call," followed by the appropriate audio link. An accompanying slide presentation will be available on Ameren's website. This presentation will be posted in the "Investors" section of the website under "Webcasts & Presentations." The analyst call will also be available for replay on the Internet for one year. In addition, a telephone playback of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately noon Central Time from Feb. 20 through Feb. 27, by dialing U.S. 877.660.6853 or international 201.612.7415, and entering ID number 408692. About Ameren St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation owns a diverse mix of electric energy centers strategically located in our Midwest market, with a generating capacity of 15,900 megawatts. Through our Missouri and Illinois subsidiaries, we serve 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area. Our mission is to meet our customers' energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally-responsible manner while enhancing shareholder value. For more information, visit Ameren.com. Regulation G Statement Ameren has presented certain information in this release on a diluted cents per share basis. These diluted per share amounts reflect certain factors that directly impact Ameren's total earnings per share. The adjusted, previously designated as "core", (non-GAAP) earnings per share and adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings per share guidance exclude one or more of the following: asset impairments and other charges, employee separation charges, and net unrealized mark-to-market gains or losses. Ameren uses adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings internally for financial planning and for analysis of performance. Ameren also uses adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings as primary performance measurements when communicating with analysts and investors regarding our earnings results and outlook, as the company believes that adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings allow the company to more accurately compare its ongoing performance across periods. In providing consolidated and segment adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings guidance, there could be differences between adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings and earnings prepared in accordance with GAAP as a result of our treatment of certain items, such as those listed above. Ameren is unable to estimate the impact, if any, on future GAAP earnings of such items. Forward-looking Statements Statements in this release not based on historical facts are considered "forward-looking" and, accordingly, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed. Although such forward-looking statements have been made in good faith and are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that the expected results will be achieved. These statements include (without limitation) statements as to future expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, events, conditions, and financial performance. In connection with the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, we are providing this cautionary statement to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The following factors, in addition to those discussed under Risk Factors in Ameren's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, and elsewhere in this release and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results to differ materially from management expectations suggested in such forward-looking statements: oregulatory, judicial, or legislative actions, including changes in regulatory policies and ratemaking determinations, such as the outcome of Ameren Illinois' natural gas rate case filed in 2013; the court appeals of Ameren Missouri's and Ameren Illinois' electric rate orders issued in 2012; Ameren Missouri's fuel adjustment clause prudence review and the related request for an accounting authority order; Ameren Illinois' request for rehearing of a July 2012 FERC order regarding the inclusion of acquisition premiums in Ameren Illinois' transmission rates; and future regulatory, judicial, or legislative actions that seek to change regulatory recovery mechanisms; othe effect of Ameren Illinois participating in a performance-based formula ratemaking process under the Illinois Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (IEIMA), the related financial commitments required by the IEIMA and the resulting uncertain impact on the financial condition, results of operations and liquidity of Ameren Illinois; oAmeren's eventual exit from the merchant generation business could result in impairments of long-lived assets, disposal-related losses, contingencies, reduction of existing deferred tax assets, or could have other adverse impacts on the financial condition, results of operations and liquidity of Ameren; oimpairments of long-lived assets, intangible assets, or goodwill, including the merchant generation segment energy centers; othe effects of, or changes to, the Illinois power procurement process; ochanges in laws and other governmental actions, including monetary, fiscal, and tax policies; ochanges in laws or regulations that adversely affect the ability of electric distribution companies and other purchasers of wholesale electricity to pay their suppliers, including Ameren Missouri and Ameren Energy Marketing Company; othe effects of increased competition in the future due to, among other things, deregulation of certain aspects of our business at both the state and federal levels, and the implementation of deregulation; othe effects on demand for our services resulting from technological advances, including advances in energy efficiency and distributed generation sources, which generate electricity at the site of consumption; oincreasing capital expenditure and operating expense requirements and our ability to recover these costs; othe cost and availability of fuel such as coal, natural gas and enriched uranium used to produce electricity; the cost and availability of purchased power and natural gas for distribution; and the level and volatility of future market prices for such commodities, including the ability to recover the costs for such commodities; othe effectiveness of our risk management strategies and the use of financial and derivative instruments; othe level and volatility of future prices for power in the Midwest, which may have a significant effect on the financial condition of Ameren's merchant generation segment; othe development of a multiyear capacity market within the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (MISO) and the outcomes of MISO's inaugural annual capacity auction in 2013; obusiness and economic conditions, including their impact on interest rates, bad debt expense, and demand for our products; odisruptions of the capital markets, deterioration in our credit metrics, or other events that make our access to necessary capital, including short-term credit and liquidity, impossible, more difficult, or more costly; oour assessment of our liquidity, including liquidity concerns for Ameren's merchant generation business, and specifically for Genco, which has limited access to third-party financing sources; othe impact of the adoption of new accounting guidance and the application of appropriate technical accounting rules and guidance; oactions of credit rating agencies and the effects of such actions; othe impact of weather conditions and other natural phenomena on us and our customers, including the impacts of droughts which may cause lower river levels and could limit our energy centers' ability to generate power; othe impact of system outages; ogeneration, transmission, and distribution asset construction, installation, performance, and cost recovery; othe effects of our increasing investment in electric transmission projects and uncertainty as to whether we will achieve our expected returns in a timely fashion, if at all; othe extent to which Ameren Missouri prevails in its claims against insurers in connection with its Taum Sauk pumped-storage hydroelectric energy center incident; othe extent to which Ameren Missouri is permitted by its regulators to recover in rates the investments it made in connection with additional nuclear generation at its Callaway Energy Center; ooperation of Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center, including planned and unplanned outages, and decommissioning costs; othe effects of strategic initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and any related tax implications; othe impact of current environmental regulations on utilities and power generating companies and new, more stringent or changing requirements, including those related to greenhouse gases, other emissions, cooling water intake structures, coal combustion residuals, and energy efficiency, that are enacted over time and that could limit or terminate the operation of certain of our energy centers, increase our costs, result in an impairment of our assets, reduce our customers' demand for electricity or natural gas, or otherwise have a negative financial effect; othe impact of complying with renewable energy portfolio requirements in Missouri; olabor disputes, workforce reductions, future wage and employee benefits costs, including changes in discount rates and returns on benefit plan assets; othe inability of our counterparties and affiliates to meet their obligations with respect to contracts, credit agreements, and financial instruments; othe cost and availability of transmission capacity for the energy generated by Ameren's and Ameren Missouri's energy centers or required to satisfy energy sales made by Ameren or Ameren Missouri; olegal and administrative proceedings; and oacts of sabotage, war, terrorism, cybersecurity attacks or intentionally disruptive acts. Given these uncertainties, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or future events.  Previously designated as "core". AMEREN CORPORATION (AEE) Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Ameren Corporation (Unaudited, in millions, except per share amounts) Other / Ameren Corp. Ameren Ameren Merchant Intersegment Earnings Per Missouri Illinois Generation Eliminations (Loss) Share Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 GAAP $ $ $ earnings $ 16 $ 11 (1,168) (15) $(1,156) (4.76) (loss) Asset impairment - - 1,169 11 1,180 4.87 charges (Increase) decrease in tax benefit related to asset impairment and annual estimated effective - - (2) 2 - - income tax rate Net unrealized mark-to-market - (1) 9 1 9 0.03 activity, (gain) loss 2012 Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 16 $ 10 $ $ $ $ earnings 8 (1) 33 0.14 (loss) 2011 GAAP $ $ $ $ $ earnings (14) $ 25 19 (5) 25 0.10 (loss) Employee separation 17 - - - 17 0.07 charges Net unrealized mark-to-market (3) (1) (3) (1) (8) (0.03) activity, (gain) 2011 Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ - $ 24 $ $ $ $ earnings 16 (6) 34 0.14 (loss) Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012 GAAP $ $ $ $ earnings $ 416 $ 141 (1,516) (15) (974) (4.01) (loss) Asset impairment - - 1,546 11 1,557 6.42 charges Net unrealized mark-to-market (2) (2) 12 (5) 3 0.01 activity, (gain) loss 2012 Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 414 $ 139 $ $ $ 586 $ earnings 42 (9) 2.42 (loss) 2011 GAAP $ $ $ earnings $ 287 $ 193 45 (6) $ 519 2.15 (loss) Asset impairments 55 - 22 - 77 0.32 and other charges Employee separation 17 - - - 17 0.07 charges Net unrealized mark-to-market - - 5 1 6 0.02 activity, loss 2011 Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 359 $ 193 $ $ $ 619 $ earnings 72 (5) 2.56 (loss) AMEREN CORPORATION (AEE) CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (LOSS) (Unaudited, in millions, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Operating Revenues: Electric $ 1,210 $ 1,308 $ 5,904 $ 6,530 Gas 299 270 924 1,001 Total operating revenues 1,509 1,578 6,828 7,531 Operating Expenses: Fuel 337 350 1,369 1,567 Purchased power 122 170 654 966 Gas purchased for resale 168 157 472 570 Other operations and 443 452 1,752 1,820 maintenance Impairment and other 1,950 (1) 2,578 125 charges Depreciation and 193 200 775 785 amortization Taxes other than income 112 102 468 457 taxes Total operating expenses 3,325 1,430 8,068 6,290 Operating Income (Loss) (1,816) 148 (1,240) 1,241 Other Income and Expenses: Miscellaneous income 17 18 71 69 Miscellaneous expense 8 8 37 23 Total other income 9 10 34 46 Interest Charges 110 115 448 451 Income (Loss) Before (1,917) 43 (1,654) 836 Income Taxes (Benefit) Income Taxes (Benefit) (762) 17 (680) 310 Net Income (Loss) (1,155) 26 (974) 526 Less: Net Income Attributable to 1 1 - 7 Noncontrolling Interests Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Ameren $ (1,156) $ 25 $ (974) $ 519 Corporation Earnings (Loss) per Common $ (4.76) $ 0.10 $ (4.01) $ 2.15 Share - Basic and Diluted Average Common Shares 242.6 242.3 242.6 241.5 Outstanding AMEREN CORPORATION (AEE) CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited, in millions) December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ $ 209 255 Accounts receivable - trade, net 401 473 Unbilled revenue 322 324 Miscellaneous accounts and notes 95 69 receivable Materials and supplies 704 712 Mark-to-market derivative assets 125 115 Current regulatory assets 247 215 Current accumulated deferred income 171 20 taxes, net Other current assets 95 112 Total current assets 2,369 2,295 Property and Plant, Net 16,096 18,127 Investments and Other Assets: Nuclear decommissioning trust fund 408 357 Goodwill 411 411 Intangible assets 16 7 Regulatory assets 1,786 1,603 Other assets 749 845 Total investments and other assets 3,370 3,223 TOTAL ASSETS $ 21,835 $ 23,645 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current Liabilities: Current maturities of long-term debt $ $ 355 179 Short-term debt - 148 Accounts and wages payable 625 693 Taxes accrued 68 65 Interest accrued 99 101 Customer deposits 108 98 Mark-to-market derivative liabilities 155 161 Current regulatory liabilities 100 133 Other current liabilities 188 207 Total current liabilities 1,698 1,785 Long-term Debt, Net 6,626 6,677 Deferred Credits and Other Liabilities: Accumulated deferred income taxes, net 2,792 3,315 Accumulated deferred investment tax 72 79 credits Regulatory liabilities 1,589 1,502 Asset retirement obligations 445 428 Pension and other postretirement 1,178 1,344 benefits Other deferred credits and liabilities 668 447 Total deferred credits and other 6,744 7,115 liabilities Ameren Corporation Stockholders' Equity: Common stock 2 2 Other paid-in capital, principally 5,616 5,598 premium on common stock Retained earnings 1,006 2,369 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (8) (50) Total Ameren Corporation stockholders' 6,616 7,919 equity Noncontrolling Interests 151 149 Total equity 6,767 8,068 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 21,835 $ 23,645 AMEREN CORPORATION (AEE) CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited, in millions) Year Ended December 31, 2012 2011 Cash Flows From Operating Activities: Net income (loss) $ (974) $ 526 Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Impairment and other charges 2,578 125 Net gain on sales of properties (11) (15) Net mark-to-market loss on derivatives 22 11 Depreciation and amortization 735 747 Amortization of nuclear fuel 83 61 Amortization of debt issuance costs and 24 21 premium/discounts Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits, net (714) 346 Allowance for equity funds used during construction (36) (34) Other 25 - Changes in assets and liabilities: Receivables 33 231 Materials and supplies 5 (27) Accounts and wages payable (29) (36) Taxes accrued 3 (3) Assets, other (10) 76 Liabilities, other 71 (75) Pension and other postretirement benefits (23) (102) Counterparty collateral, net 46 27 Premiums paid on long-term debt repurchases (138) - Taum Sauk insurance recoveries, net of costs - (1) Net cash provided by operating activities 1,690 1,878 Cash Flows From Investing Activities: Capital expenditures (1,240) (1,030) Nuclear fuel expenditures (91) (62) Purchases of securities - nuclear decommissioning (403) (220) trust fund Sales and maturities of securities - nuclear 384 199 decommissioning trust fund Proceeds from sales of properties 22 53 Tax grants received related to renewable energy 18 - properties Other - 12 Net cash used in investing activities (1,310) (1,048) Cash Flows From Financing Activities: Dividends on common stock (382) (375) Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest holders (6) (6) Short-term debt and credit facility repayments, net (148) (581) Redemptions, repurchases, and maturities of long-term (760) (155) debt Issuances: Long-term debt 882 - Common stock - 65 Capital issuance costs (16) - Generator advances received for construction 4 5 Repayments of generator advances received for - (73) construction Net cash used in financing activities (426) (1,120) Net change in cash and cash equivalents (46) (290) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 255 545 Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 209 $ 255 AMEREN CORPORATION (AEE) CONSOLIDATED OPERATING STATISTICS Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Electric Sales - kilowatthours (in millions): Ameren Missouri Residential 3,033 2,932 13,385 13,867 Commercial 3,380 3,410 14,575 14,743 Industrial 2,127 2,149 8,660 8,691 Other 37 36 126 127 Native load subtotal 8,577 8,527 36,746 37,428 Off-system and wholesale 1,810 2,305 7,293 10,715 Subtotal 10,387 10,832 44,039 48,143 Ameren Illinois Residential Power supply and delivery 1,772 2,410 9,507 11,771 service Delivery service only 822 63 2,103 77 Commercial Power supply and delivery 589 788 2,985 3,662 service Delivery service only 2,236 2,054 9,175 8,561 Industrial Power supply and delivery 428 390 1,595 1,502 service Delivery service only 2,799 2,723 11,753 11,360 Other 123 127 523 529 Native load subtotal 8,769 8,555 37,641 37,462 Merchant Generation Energy sales 6,762 7,147 25,552 31,148 Affiliate native energy 232 481 1,679 1,004 sales Subtotal 6,994 7,628 27,231 32,152 Eliminate affiliate sales (232) (481) (1,679) (1,004) Eliminate Ameren Illinois/Merchant Generation (1,970) (1,346) (7,261) (5,454) common customers Ameren Total 23,948 25,188 99,971 111,299 Electric Revenues (in millions): Ameren Missouri Residential $ $ $ $ 242 231 1,297 1,272 Commercial 214 210 1,088 1,084 Industrial 92 91 435 438 Other 32 27 104 76 Native load subtotal 580 559 2,924 2,870 Off-system and wholesale 48 71 208 352 Subtotal $ $ $ $ 628 630 3,132 3,222 Ameren Illinois Residential Power supply and delivery $ $ $ $ service 148 235 961 1,194 Delivery service only 33 3 90 3 Commercial Power supply and delivery 37 63 254 350 service Delivery service only 41 38 177 157 Industrial Power supply and delivery 15 14 57 65 service Delivery service only 12 10 46 43 Other 49 21 154 128 Native load subtotal $ $ $ $ 335 384 1,739 1,940 Merchant Generation Non-affiliate energy sales $ $ $ $ 259 295 1,047 1,382 Affiliate native energy 68 72 311 232 sales Other (5) 6 15 12 Subtotal $ $ $ $ 322 373 1,373 1,626 Eliminate affiliate revenues (75) (78) (340) (258) and other Ameren Total $ $ $ $ 1,210 1,309 5,904 6,530 AMEREN CORPORATION (AEE) CONSOLIDATED OPERATING STATISTICS Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Electric Generation - megawatthours (in millions): Ameren Missouri 10.5 11.0 44.7 48.8 Merchant Generation Ameren Energy Generating 4.9 5.5 18.5 22.0 Company (Genco) AmerenEnergy Resources 1.8 1.7 7.2 7.0 Generating Company (AERG) AmerenEnergy Medina Valley - - - 0.1 Cogen, L.L.C. Subtotal 6.7 7.2 25.7 29.1 Ameren Total 17.2 18.2 70.4 77.9 Fuel Cost per kilowatthour (cents): Ameren Missouri 1.745 1.674 1.718 1.594 Merchant Generation 2.433 2.364 2.463 2.413 Gas Sales - decatherms (in thousands): Ameren Missouri 3,474 3,154 9,558 11,221 Ameren Illinois 25,505 23,819 73,948 81,608 Ameren Total 28,979 26,973 83,506 92,829 December December 31, 31, 2012 2011 Common Stock: Shares outstanding (in 242.6 242.6 millions) Book value per share $27.27 $32.64 Capitalization Ratios: Common equity 48.9% 53.4% Preferred stock 1.0% 1.0% Debt, net of cash 50.1% 45.6% SOURCE Ameren Corporation Website: http://www.ameren.com Contact: Media, Brian Bretsch, +1-314-554-4135, email@example.com, or Analysts, Doug Fischer, +1-314-554-4859, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Matt Thayer, +1-314-554-3151, email@example.com; or Investors, Investor Services, 1-800-255-2237, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ameren (NYSE: AEE) Announces 2012 Results
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