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Black Hills Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. The company’s Electric Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 203,500 electric customers in South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana; and distributes natural gas to approximately 35,500 gas utility customers in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This segment owns 790 megawatts of generation capacity and 8,599 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. Its Gas Utilities segment distributes natural gas to approximately 538,000 natural gas utility customers in Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. This segment owns 604 miles of intrastate gas transmission pipelines and 19,998 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines. The company’s Power Generation segment produces electric power and sells the electric capacity and energy primarily to its utilities under long-term contracts. Its Coal Mining segment produces coal at its coal mine located near Gillette, Wyoming and sells the coal to electric generation facilities. The company’s Oil and Gas segment explores, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas primarily in the Rocky Mountain region. This segment’s principal assets include the operating interests in the properties in the San Juan basin, the Powder River basin, and the Piceance basin; and non-operated interests in wells located in the Williston, Wind River, Bear Paw Uplift, Arkoma, Anadarko, and Sacramento basins. As of December 31, 2013, it had total reserves of approximately 87 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas and crude oil. Black Hills Corporation also provides appliance repair services to approximately 62,000 residential customers; and constructs gas infrastructure facilities for gas transportation customers. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

1,948 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/26/14
Founded in 1941

black hills corp (BKH) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $689.7K
President of Utilities and Chief Operating Of...
Total Annual Compensation: $428.5K
Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $316.3K
Chief Human Resource Officer and Senior Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $312.2K
Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $361.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

black hills corp (BKH) Key Developments

Black Hills Corporation Announces Executive Appointments

On January 5, 2015, Black Hills Corporation announced the appointment of Esther J. Newbrough as Vice President - Corporate Controller and Kimberly F. Nooney as Vice President - Treasurer. Ms. Newbrough is a 14-year veteran of the Company and has served in numerous positions during her tenure, including Assistant Corporate Controller since 2010 and Director of Internal Audit prior to that. Before joining the Company she worked in public accounting for 14 years. Ms. Nooney is an 18-year veteran of the Company. She has served in numerous roles including internal audit, corporate development, accounting systems, treasury, and financial planning and analysis.

Black Hills Wins Regulatory Approval to Increase Revenues in Kansas

Black Hills reported the receipt of approval to increase its rate by about USD 5.2 million per year in base revenue in Kansas. This rate case settlement approval was awarded by the Kansas Corporation Commission to the company's subsidiary, Black Hills Energy. It has received the USD 5.2 million per year increase approval in base revenue from its 111,000 natural gas customers in Kansas from 1 January 2015. This new rate provide a return on the USD 51 million Black Hills Energy has invested in its natural gas infrastructure since 2006, when the utility last proposed a new rate structure in Kansas. The settlement does not stipulate return on equity and capital structure.

Black Hills Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014 and 2015

Black Hills Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $22.0 million compared to $22.0 million, operating income of $13.6 million compared to $14.3 million for the same period in the last year. Net income was $26.8 million against $23.1 million for the same period in the last year. Total diluted earnings per share were $0.60 against $0.52 for the same period in the last year. Adjusted earnings per share increased 28% compared to the same period in the prior year, highlighted by improved operating results at gas utility and coal mining segments and lower interest expense. Cooler weather benefited gas utilities and tempered results at electric utilities. The company reported same amounts of GAAP and non-GAAP results. For the nine months, the company reported revenue of $66.3 million compared to $62.5 million, operating income of $39.1 million compared to $36.3 million for the same period in the last year. Net income was $94.8 million against $96.8 million for the same period in the last year. Total diluted earnings per share were $2.13 against $2.18 for the same period in the last year. The company provided earnings guidance for the full year of 2014 and 2015. With strong financial performance this year, the company is increasing guidance for 2014 earnings, as adjusted, to $2.80 to $2.95 per share. Looking to next year, the company is initiating guidance for 2015 earnings, as adjusted, of $2.90 to $3.10 per share.


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