PNM Resources Reports 2013 Q4 and Year-End Results

  PNM Resources Reports 2013 Q4 and Year-End Results        2014 Guidance Affirmed, Conference Call Set for 11 a.m. EST Today  Business Wire  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- February 28, 2014  PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM):  PNM Resources (In millions, except EPS)                                                                                 Q4 2013    Q4 2012    YE 2013    YE 2012 GAAP net earnings          $7.6          $9.1          $100.5        $105.5 GAAP EPS                $0.10      $0.11      $1.25      $1.31 Ongoing net earnings       $16.7         $10.5         $113.5        $105.6 Ongoing EPS                $0.21         $0.13         $1.41         $1.31                                                                        PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) today released the company’s 2013 fourth quarter and year-end earnings results. In addition, management affirmed its 2014 consolidated ongoing earnings guidance range of $1.42 to $1.52 per diluted share.  “2013 was another year of operational and financial success as a result of running our regulated utilities efficiently and keeping the needs of our customers a top priority,” said Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources’ chairman, president, and CEO. “We delivered continued high levels of reliability in New Mexico and Texas, achieved strong financial results across the company, and successfully managed our New Mexico business in an economy that continues to face challenges. In the year ahead, we will keep our focus on continuing these successes as well as constructively working through the regulatory process, particularly as it relates to the San Juan Generating Station.”  Vincent-Collawn also noted that on January 30, Moody’s raised the credit rating of PNM Resources, PNM and TNMP. “The upgrade is a reflection of Moody’s more favorable view of the financial strength of utilities in general, but it is also an important milestone for the company, as all three entities are now rated investment grade by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s,” she added. Moody’s continues to have the company on positive outlook.  SEGMENT REPORTING OF 2013 FOURTH QUARTER & YEAR-END EARNINGS  PNM – a vertically integrated electric utility in New Mexico with distribution, transmission and generation assets.  PNM (In millions, except EPS)                                                                                 Q4 2013    Q4 2012    YE 2013    YE 2012 GAAP net earnings          $2.5          $5.8          $87.6         $91.0 GAAP EPS                $0.03      $0.07      $1.09      $1.13 Ongoing net earnings       $11.5         $7.3          $93.5         $91.7 Ongoing EPS                $0.14         $0.09         $1.16         $1.14                                                                          *In the fourth quarter, PNM’s ongoing earnings benefitted primarily from a     reduction in power plant outages, cost control, weather and AFUDC. These     were offset primarily by a decrease in load and a contribution to the PNM     Resources Foundation.  TNMP – an electric transmission and distribution utility in Texas.  TNMP (In millions, except EPS)                                                                                 Q4 2013    Q4 2012    YE 2013    YE 2012 GAAP net earnings          $6.9          $6.6          $29.1         $26.7 GAAP EPS                $0.09      $0.08      $0.36      $0.33 Ongoing net earnings       $6.9          $6.5          $29.1         $26.8 Ongoing EPS                $0.09         $0.08         $0.36         $0.33                                                                          *In the fourth quarter, TNMP’s ongoing earnings benefitted from additional     revenue from rate relief, continued strong load growth, and weather. These     were partially offset by an increase in operations and maintenance     expenses and a contribution to the PNM Resources Foundation.  Corporate and Other – a segment that reflects costs at the PNM Resources holding company, mainly comprised of interest expense related to debt.  Corporate and Other (In millions, except EPS)                                                                                 Q4 2013    Q4 2012    YE 2013    YE 2012 GAAP net earnings          ($1.8)        ($3.4)        ($16.2)       ($12.2) GAAP EPS                ($0.02)    ($0.04)    ($0.20)    ($0.15) Ongoing net earnings       ($1.7)        ($3.4)        ($9.1)        ($12.9) Ongoing EPS                ($0.02)       ($0.04)       ($0.11)       ($0.16)                                                                          *In the fourth quarter, Corporate and Other’s ongoing earnings benefitted     primarily from lower interest expense.  Financial materials are available at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/results.cfm.  FOURTH QUARTER CONFERENCE CALL: 11 A.M. EASTERN TODAY  PNM Resources will discuss fourth quarter and year-end earnings results during a live conference call and webcast today at 11 a.m. Eastern. Speaking on the call will be Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources chairman, president and CEO, and Chuck Eldred, PNM Resources executive vice president and CFO.  A live webcast of the call will be archived at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/events.cfm. Listeners are encouraged to visit the website at least 30 minutes before the event to register, download and install any necessary audio software. Investors and analysts can participate in the live conference call by dialing (877) 377-7098 or (631) 291-4547 five to 10 minutes prior to the event and referencing “the PNM Resources fourth quarter conference call.”  A telephone replay will be available at 2 p.m. Eastern until midnight March 14 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and using the confirmation code 51363320. Supporting material for PNM Resources’ earnings announcements can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/results.cfm.  Background:  PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2013 consolidated operating revenues of $1.4 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,572 megawatts of generation capacity and provides electricity to more than 746,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit the company's website at www.PNMResources.com.  Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995  Statements made in this news release that relate to future events or PNM Resources’ (“PNMR”), Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (“PNM”), or Texas-New Mexico Power Company’s (“TNMP”) (collectively, the “Company”) expectations, projections, estimates, intentions, goals, targets, and strategies are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and estimates. PNMR, PNM, and TNMP assume no obligation to update this information. Because actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, PNMR, PNM, and TNMP caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. PNMR's, PNM's, and TNMP's business, financial condition, cash flow, and operating results are influenced by many factors, which are often beyond their control that can cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of risk factors and other important factors affecting forward-looking statements, please see the Company’s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors are specifically incorporated by reference herein.  Non-GAAP Financial Measures  The Company uses ongoing earnings and ongoing earnings per diluted share (or ongoing diluted earnings per share) to evaluate the operations of the Company and to establish goals for management and employees. While the Company believes these financial measures are appropriate and useful for investors, they are not measures presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (GAAP). The Company does not intend for these measures, or any piece of these measures, to represent any financial measure as defined by GAAP. Furthermore, the Company’s calculations of these measures as presented may or may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company uses ongoing earnings guidance to provide investors with management's expectations of ongoing financial performance over the period presented. While the Company believes ongoing earnings guidance is an appropriate measure, it is not a measure presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company does not intend for ongoing earnings guidance to represent an expectation of net earnings as defined by GAAP. Management is generally not able to estimate the impact of the reconciling items between ongoing earnings guidance and forecasted GAAP earnings, nor their probable impact on GAAP earnings; therefore, management is generally not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent for earnings guidance.                                                               PNM Resources  Schedule 1  Reconciliation of Ongoing to GAAP Earnings  (Preliminary and Unaudited)                                                                                                PNM              TNMP             Corporate         Consolidated                                                        and Other                      (in thousands) Quarter Ended December 31, 2013 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 2,507          $ 6,920          $ (1,780  )       $  7,647 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items, net of income tax effects Mark-to-market impact of            2,411            —                —                 2,411 economic hedges Net change in unrealized           226              —                —                 226 impairments of NDT securities Loss on reacquired           —                —                57                57 debt Regulatory           6,343           —               —                6,343       disallowance Total                8,980           —               57               9,037       Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 11,487        $ 6,920         $ (1,723  )       $  16,684   (Loss)                                                                           Year Ended December 31, 2013 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 87,627         $ 29,090         $ (16,210 )       $  100,507 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items, net of income tax effects New Mexico corporate            —                —                1,234             1,234 income tax rate change Mark-to-market impact of            (1,127   )       —                —                 (1,127     ) economic hedges Net change in unrealized           (380     )       —                —                 (380       ) impairments of NDT securities Loss on reacquired           —                —                1,964             1,964 debt State tax credit               —                —                3,880             3,880 impairment Regulatory           7,391           —               —                7,391       disallowance Total                5,884           —               7,078            12,962      Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 93,511        $ 29,090        $ (9,132  )       $  113,469  (Loss)                                                                           Income tax effects calculated using tax rates of 35.00% for TNMP and 39.59% for all other segments unless otherwise indicated                                                                 PNM Resources  Schedule 2  Reconciliation of Ongoing to GAAP Earnings  (Preliminary and Unaudited)                                                                                                PNM              TNMP             Corporate         Consolidated                                                        and Other                      (in thousands) Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 5,812          $ 6,634          $ (3,354  )       $  9,092 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items, net of income tax effects Building             4,180            935              —                 5,115 consolidation Mark-to-market impact of            (2,823   )       —                —                 (2,823     ) economic hedges Net change in unrealized           135              —                —                 135 impairments of NDT securities TNMP 1999/2000 transmission         —               (1,036   )       —                (1,036     ) rate settlement Total                1,492           (101     )       —                1,391       Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 7,304         $ 6,533         $ (3,354  )       $  10,483   (Loss)                                                                           Year Ended December 31, 2012 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 91,023         $ 26,747         $ (12,223 )       $  105,547 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items, net of income tax effects Building             4,324            976              —                 5,300 consolidation Gain on sale of First             —                —                (651      )       (651       ) Choice Power^(1) Mark-to-market impact of            (965     )       —                —                 (965       ) economic hedges Net change in unrealized           (3,128   )       —                —                 (3,128     ) impairments of NDT securities Process improvement          427              125              —                 552 initiatives TNMP 1999/2000 transmission         —               (1,036   )       —                (1,036     ) rate settlement Total                658             65              (651      )       72          Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 91,681        $ 26,812        $ (12,874 )       $  105,619  (Loss)                                                                           Income tax effects calculated using tax rates of 35.00% for TNMP and 39.59% for all other segments unless otherwise indicated ^(1) Gain on sale of First Choice Power is net of income taxes of $361                                                           PNM Resources  Schedule 3  Reconciliation of Ongoing to GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share  (Preliminary and Unaudited)                                                                                          PNM            TNMP           Corporate       Consolidated                                                    and Other                      (per diluted share) Quarter Ended December 31, 2013 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 0.03         $ 0.09         $ (0.02 )       $   0.10 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items Mark-to-market impact of            0.03           —              —               0.03 economic hedges Net change in unrealized           —              —              —               — impairments of NDT securities Loss on reacquired           —              —              —               — debt Regulatory           0.08          —             —              0.08       disallowance Total                0.11          —             —              0.11       Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 0.14        $ 0.09        $ (0.02 )       $   0.21   (Loss) Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,355,172                                                                     Year Ended December 31, 2013 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 1.09         $ 0.36         $ (0.20 )       $   1.25 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items New Mexico corporate            —              —              0.02            0.02 income tax rate change Mark-to-market impact of            (0.01  )       —              —               (0.01     ) economic hedges Net change in unrealized           —              —              —               — impairments of NDT securities Loss on reacquired           —              —              0.02            0.02 debt State tax credit               —              —              0.05            0.05 impairment Regulatory           0.09          —             —              0.09       disallowance Total                0.08          —             0.09           0.16       Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 1.16        $ 0.36        $ (0.11 )       $   1.41   (Loss) Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,430,929                                                                     Tables may not appear visually accurate due to rounding.                                                           PNM Resources  Schedule 4  Reconciliation of Ongoing to GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share  (Preliminary and Unaudited)                                                                                          PNM            TNMP           Corporate       Consolidated                                                    and Other                      (per diluted share) Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 0.07         $ 0.08         $ (0.04 )       $   0.11 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items Building             0.05           0.01           —               0.06 consolidation Mark-to-market impact of            (0.04  )       —              —               (0.04     ) economic hedges Net change in unrealized           0.01           —              —               0.01 impairments of NDT securities TNMP 1999/2000 transmission         —             (0.01  )       —              (0.01     ) rate settlement Total                0.02          —             —              0.02       Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 0.09        $ 0.08        $ (0.04 )       $   0.13   (Loss) Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,435,093                                                                     Year Ended December 31, 2012 GAAP Net Earnings (Loss)               $ 1.13         $ 0.33         $ (0.15 )       $   1.31 Attributable to PNMR: Adjusting items Building             0.05           0.01           —               0.06 consolidation Gain on sale of First             —              —              (0.01   )       (0.01     ) Choice Power Mark-to-market impact of            (0.01  )       —              —               (0.01     ) economic hedges Net change in unrealized           (0.04  )       —              —               (0.04     ) impairments of NDT securities Process improvement          0.01           —              —               0.01 initiatives TNMP 1999/2000 transmission         —             (0.01  )       —              (0.01     ) rate settlement Total                0.01          —             (0.01   )       —          Adjustments Ongoing Earnings             $ 1.14        $ 0.33        $ (0.16 )       $   1.31   (Loss) Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: 80,416,633  Contact:  PNM Resources Analysts Jimmie Blotter, 505-241-2227 Media Pahl Shipley, 505-241-2782