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Last $34.71 USD
Change Today -0.09 / -0.26%
Volume 3.6M
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As of 4:15 PM 05/29/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ppl corp (PPL) Key Developments

PPL Corporation Approves Amendment to Articles of Incorporation

PPL Corporation's annual meeting of shareowners held on May 20, 2015, the shareowners approved an amendment to PPL's articles of incorporation to permit shareowners to call special meetings of shareowners.

PPL Corporation Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend, Payable on July 1, 2015

PPL Corporation declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.3725 per share, payable July 1, 2015, to shareowners of record as of June 10, 2015.

PPL Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for 2015

PPL Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total operating revenues of $3,165 million against $1,194 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $2,098 million against $723 million for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $915 million against $438 million for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations after income taxes was $647 million against $324 million for the same period a year ago. Net income was $647 million against $316 million for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations after income taxes available to the company common shareowners was $0.96 per diluted share against $0.50 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net income available to the company common shareowners was $0.96 per diluted share against $0.49 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $673 million against $931 million for the same period a year ago. Expenditures for property, plant and equipment was $942 million against $892 million for the same period a year ago. Expenditures for intangible assets was $20 million against $16 million for the same period a year ago. Book value per share was $21.02 at March 31, 2015 against $20.14 at March 31, 2014. Return on average common equity was 15.1% against 8.6% for the same period a year ago. Return on average common equity - earnings from ongoing operations was 10.5% against 13.9% for the same period a year ago. Adjusting for special items, including Supply segment earnings, first-quarter 2015 regulated utility earnings from ongoing operations were $519 million, or $0.77 per share. This compares to regulated utility earnings from ongoing operations (adjusted) of $426 million, or $0.66 per share, in the first quarter of 2014. The company’s reported earnings for the first quarter of 2015 included net special item after-tax benefits of $128 million, or $0.19 per share, primarily due to supply segment earnings and foreign currency-related economic hedges. Reported earnings for the first quarter of 2014 included special item after-tax expenses of $133 million, or $0.20 per share. The 2014 special items included an increase in accrued liability for U.K. line losses and were adjusted to include Supply segment losses. The company's first-quarter performance led to reaffirm its 2015 forecast range of $2.05 to $2.25 per share for regulated utility earnings from ongoing operations, with a midpoint of $2.15 per share.

PPL Corporation Announces Executive Changes

PPL Corporation announced that Robert J. Grey, the company's executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, plans to retire on January 31, 2016. The company also announced that it is naming Joanne H. Raphael as its senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Grey, who will serve as the company's executive vice president and Chief Legal Officer until his retirement, has been PPL's general counsel for two decades. The new legal appointments are effective June 1, the expected closing date of the Talen transaction. Raphael, PPL's senior vice president and Chief External Affairs Officer, has led the company's government relations and communications functions since 1998.

PPL Corporation to Report Q1, 2015 Results on May 07, 2015

PPL Corporation announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results at 8:30 AM, US Eastern Standard Time on May 07, 2015

 

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