ameren corporation (AEE) Key Developments
Ameren Corporation Presents at Barclays Select Series: Atlanta Power and Utilities CFO Corporate Day, Mar-17-2015
Mar 5 15
Ameren Corporation Presents at Barclays Select Series: Atlanta Power and Utilities CFO Corporate Day, Mar-17-2015 . Venue: Ritz Carlton Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta 30326, Georgia, United States.
Ameren Corporation Announces Retirement of Charles D. Naslund as Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations Oversight
Mar 3 15
Effective as of March 1, 2015, Charles D. Naslund retired from Ameren Corporation and his position as Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations Oversight, Union Electric Company, doing business as Ameren Missouri, and Ameren Services Company.
Ameren Corporation Presents at UBS Utilities and Natural Gas One-on-One Conference, Mar-03-2015
Feb 28 15
Ameren Corporation Presents at UBS Utilities and Natural Gas One-on-One Conference, Mar-03-2015 . Venue: InterContinental Boston, Boston, United States. Speakers: Andrew Kirk, Supervisor, Investor Relations, Douglas Fischer, Director, Investor Relations, Martin J. Lyons, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.
Ameren Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014 and Parent Company Earnings Results for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year of 2015
Feb 25 15
Ameren Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014 and parent company earnings results for the full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total operating revenue of $1,370,000 against $1,322,000 a year ago. Operating income was $125,000 against $171,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $67,000 against $72,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the corporation continuing operations was $46,000 or $0.19 per basic and diluted share against $48,000 or $0.19 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $48,000 or $0.20 per basic and diluted share against $37,000 or $0.15 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Earnings were impacted by a fourth quarter nuclear refueling and maintenance outage at the Callaway Energy Center, as well as increased depreciation and amortization expenses.
For the full year, the company reported total operating revenue of $6,053,000 against $5,838,000 a year ago. Operating income was $1,254,000 against $1,184,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $970,000 against $829,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company from continuing operations was $587,000 or $2.40 per diluted share against $512,000 or $2.10 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $586,000 or $2.40 per diluted share against $289,000 or $1.18 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,551,000 against $1,693,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $1,785,000 against $1,379,000 a year ago. Book value per share was $27.67 against $26.97 a year ago. The year-over-year increase in 2014 earnings from continuing operations reflected increased Illinois electric delivery and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated electric transmission services earnings under formula ratemaking driven by infrastructure investments made to better serve customers. Earnings also benefited from increased natural gas rate increases in Illinois and decreased interest charges.
For the year, the parent company and other loss from continuing operations for 2014 was $4 million, compared to a loss of $43 million for 2013. This decreased loss reflected lower other operations and maintenance expenses, primarily due to the substantial elimination of business and administrative costs previously incurred in support of the divested merchant generation business, and decreased interest charges resulting from the May 2014 maturity of $425 million of parent company 8.875% senior notes that were repaid with lower-cost short-term debt.
For the full year of 2015, the company expects diluted earnings per share to be in a range of $2.45 to $2.65 and continues to expect diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to grow at a 7% to 10% compound annual rate from 2013 through 2018. In addition, rate base is projected to grow at a 6% compound annual rate over the 2014 through 2019 period. The company anticipates negative free cash flow of approximately $500 million. The company anticipates $1.96 billion of capital expenditures. The company forecasts that effective income tax rate will be about 38%.
Ameren Corporation Elects J. Edward Coleman to the Board of Directors, Effective Feb. 16, 2015
Feb 13 15
The board of directors of Ameren Corporation announced that J. Edward Coleman has been elected to the Ameren board of directors effective Feb. 16. Coleman spent six years in Unisys. Coleman became chief executive officer of Gateway Inc. in 2006, and he remained with the company until 2008.