August 2, 2017

New Jersey Resources Reports Fiscal 2017 Third-Quarter Results and Reaffirms Earnings Guidance

WALL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Key highlights for the quarter include:

  • Consolidated net income of $19 million, compared with a net loss of $17.4 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Consolidated net financial earnings (NFE), a non-GAAP financial measure, of $17.4 million, up 59 percent compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • New base rates and customer growth led to 65 percent NFE growth at New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a leading solar provider in the state, completed three commercial installations with a total capacity of 22.5 megawatts (MWs); strong demand for residential solar continues.
  • Quarterly dividend of $.255 declared on July 11, 2017.

"Building on the strength of our diverse portfolio of energy assets and our talented employees, we delivered solid third-quarter results. Our performance was driven by higher utility base rates, overall customer growth and strong contributions from our clean energy and midstream segments," said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources. "Our performance is on track to meet our fiscal 2017 net financial earnings guidance range of $1.65 to $1.75 per share."

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 totaled $19 million, or $.22 per share, compared with a net loss of $17.4 million, or $.20 per share, during the same period last year. Third-quarter fiscal 2017 NFE totaled $17.4 million, or $.20 per share, compared with $11 million, or $.13 per share, during the same period last year.

Fiscal 2017 year-to-date net income totaled $168.6 million, or $1.95 per share, compared with $106.3 million, or $1.24 per share, during the same period in fiscal 2016. Fiscal 2017 year-to-date NFE totaled $161.9 million, or $1.88 per share, compared with $140.1 million, or $1.63 per share, during the same period in fiscal 2016.

A reconciliation of net income to NFE for the three and nine months ended June 30 of fiscal years 2017 and 2016 is provided below.

         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(Thousands)       2017     2016 2017     2016
Net income (loss) $

18,957

    $ (17,363 ) $ 168,588     $ 106,272
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related transactions (15,981 ) 55,875 (42,534 ) 57,910
Tax effect 5,985 (20,282 ) 15,907 (21,021 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory 13,203 (11,380 ) 29,592 (8,621 )
Tax effect (4,947 ) 4,130 (11,077 ) 3,129
Net income to NFE tax adjustment 178   (8 ) 1,408   2,475  
Net financial earnings $ 17,395   $ 10,972   $ 161,884   $ 140,144  
 
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Basic 86,408 85,960 86,257 85,823
Diluted 87,267   85,960   87,088   86,691  
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.22 $ (0.20 ) $ 1.95 $ 1.24
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related transactions (0.18 ) 0.65 (0.49 ) 0.67
Tax effect 0.07 (0.24 ) 0.19 (0.25 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory 0.15 (0.13 ) 0.34 (0.10 )
Tax effect (0.06 ) 0.05 (0.13 ) 0.04
Net income to NFE tax adjustment     0.02   0.03  
Basic NFE per share $ 0.20   $ 0.13   $ 1.88   $ 1.63  
 

NFE is a financial measure not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) of the United States as it excludes all unrealized, and certain realized, gains and losses associated with derivative instruments, net of applicable tax adjustments. For further discussion of this financial measure, please see the explanation below under "Non-GAAP Financial Information."

A table summarizing our key performance metrics for the three and nine months ended June 30 of fiscal years 2017 and 2016, is provided below.

         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
($ in Thousands)       2017     2016 2017     2016
Net Income (Loss) $ 18,957     $ (17,363 ) $ 168,588     $ 106,272
EPS $ 0.22 $ (0.20 ) $ 1.95 $ 1.24
NFE 17,395 10,972 161,884 140,144
NFE per Share $ 0.20 $ 0.13 $ 1.88 $ 1.63
 

A table detailing NFE for the three and nine months ended June 30 of fiscal years 2017 and 2016 is provided below.

         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(Thousands) 2017     2016 2017     2016
Net financial earnings (loss)        
New Jersey Natural Gas $ 5,951 $ 3,607 $ 96,532 $ 83,494
NJR Midstream 2,959   2,338   10,294   6,910  
Subtotal Regulated 8,910 5,945 106,826 90,404
NJR Clean Energy Ventures 6,276 2,440 31,861 21,898
NJR Energy Services 933 276 20,166 27,585
NJR Home Services and Other 1,295   2,418   3,545   662  
Subtotal Non-Regulated 8,504   5,134   55,572   50,145  
Subtotal 17,414 11,079 162,398 140,549
Eliminations (19 ) (107 ) (514 ) (405 )
Total $ 17,395   $ 10,972   $ 161,884   $ 140,144  
 

NJR Reaffirms Fiscal 2017 NFE Guidance:

NJR reaffirmed fiscal 2017 NFE guidance of $1.65 to $1.75 per share, subject to the risks and uncertainties identified below under "Forward-Looking Statements." NJR expects its regulated businesses to generate between 60 to 75 percent of total NFE, with NJNG continuing to be the largest contributor. The following chart represents NJR's current expected contributions from its subsidiaries for fiscal 2017:

         
Company      

Expected Fiscal 2017
Net Financial Earnings Contribution

New Jersey Natural Gas       55 to 65 percent
NJR Midstream       5 to 10 percent
Total Regulated       60 to 75 percent
NJR Clean Energy Ventures       15 to 25 percent
NJR Energy Services       5 to 15 percent
NJR Home Services       1 to 3 percent
     

In providing fiscal 2017 NFE guidance, management is aware there could be differences between reported GAAP earnings and NFE due to matters such as, but not limited to, the positions of our energy-related derivatives. Management is not able to reasonably estimate the aggregate impact of these items on reported earnings and, therefore, is not able to provide a reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP equivalent for its operating earnings guidance without unreasonable efforts.

Regulated Business Update:

New Jersey Natural Gas

Reported NFE of $6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $3.6 million during the same period in fiscal 2016. Results were driven primarily by higher base rates and utility gross margin from new customer additions.

Customer Growth:

  • Fiscal year-to-date (FYTD), 6,231 new customers added, compared with 5,289 in the same period last year.
  • As previously reported, 9,000 new and conversion customers are expected to be added in fiscal 2017, with an associated contribution of $5.2 million to utility gross margin.
  • NJNG expects to invest approximately $107 million in capital expenditures through fiscal 2019 to add 26,000 to 28,000 new customers during that period, representing an annual growth rate of 1.7 percent and a cumulative increase in utility gross margin of approximately $15.6 million. For more information on utility gross margin, please see "Non-GAAP Financial Information" below.

Infrastructure Update:

The Southern Reliability Link (SRL) is a proposed 30-mile transmission pipeline designed to provide a secondary interstate feed into the southern end of NJNG's delivery system to enhance resiliency and supplier diversity. It has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

  • On July 26, 2017, the New Jersey Pinelands commission held a public meeting to accept public comment on the SRL; we anticipate that the Commission will vote on our application for a Certificate of Filing this fall.
  • Work to obtain the necessary easements and road opening permits continues. Once approved, the construction process will begin with the SRL expected to be in service in late fiscal 2018.

New Jersey Reinvestment in System Enhancement (NJ RISE) Program is a five-year, $102.5 million investment that began in 2014 to enhance system resiliency and improve NJNG's service disruption response capabilities.

  • Reconstruction of the Ship Bottom Regulator Station on Long Beach Island is entering the final construction stage and expected to be operational by September 2017.
  • The next project will be the installation of a secondary natural gas distribution main in the northern section of the Seaside barrier island in Ocean County, New Jersey, and improvements to the associated primary and backup regulator stations.
  • The three remaining projects are in the permitting phase and expected to be completed in fiscal 2019.

Safety Acceleration and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Program II is a five-year program designed to replace the remaining 276 miles of unprotected steel main and associated services in NJNG's distribution system. As a condition of the BPU's approval, NJNG is required to file a base rate case no later than November 2019.

  • FYTD, $24.7 million has been invested to replace 38.2 miles of unprotected steel main and services.
  • NJNG will earn an Allowance for Funds Used During Construction (AFUDC) on its invested capital during construction, and request base rate increases for the approved $157.5 million of SAFE II spending in annual filings.
  • An annual petition was filed with the BPU on March 31, 2017 and updated on July 20, 2017 requesting a base rate increase effective October 1, 2017 in the amount of $4.1 million to recover NJ RISE and SAFE II capital investments for the period ending June 30, 2017.

Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) Incentive Programs:

  • Contributed $10.1 million FYTD to utility gross margin compared with $11.7 million during the same period in fiscal 2016, reflecting a decrease in the value of capacity and lower volumes associated with the capacity release program.

Energy Efficiency:

  • The SAVEGREEN Project®, NJNG's energy-efficiency program, invested $10.2 million FYTD in grants and financing options designed to help customers upgrade to high-efficiency natural gas equipment.
  • The program is approved to invest $220 million over its life and authorized to earn an overall return on its investments, ranging from 6.69 to 7.76 percent, with a return on equity (ROE) that ranges from 9.75 to 10.3 percent.

NJR Midstream

Reported NFE of $3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $2.3 million during the same period in fiscal 2016. The improved results were due primarily to AFUDC associated with the PennEast Pipeline project.

  • The PennEast Pipeline received its Final Environmental Impact Statement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on April 7, 2017.
  • The 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline was July 7, 2017. PennEast estimates the system will be in service by the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Non-Regulated Business Update:

NJR Clean Energy Ventures

Reported NFE of $6.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $2.4 million during the same period in fiscal 2016. The improvement in NFE was due to an increase in tax credits.

  • Three commercial solar projects were placed into service, adding 22.5 MWs to growing its portfolio of solar assets.
  • FYTD, The Sunlight Advantage® residential solar program added 1,008 new customers, compared with 614 during the same period in fiscal 2016.
  • Solar-related capital expenditures for projects eligible for investment tax credits (ITC) during fiscal 2017 are expected to be between $95 million and $105 million, compared with $85.6 million during fiscal 2016.

NJR Energy Services (NJRES)

  • Reported NFE of $933,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $276,000 during the same period in fiscal 2016. Higher quarterly results were due primarily to decreased operation and maintenance expense.
  • Results for fiscal 2017 were affected by unseasonable weather, and while NJRES is expected to generate results within the guidance range for this year, we anticipate these results will be lower than fiscal 2016.

Capital Expenditures and Cash Flows:

NJR is committed to maintaining a strong financial profile while continuing to invest capital in regulated and non-regulated projects.

  • For the third quarter of fiscal 2017, capital expenditures were $97.8 million; FYTD, capital expenditures were $246.5 million, of which $142.5 million were related to regulated assets. This level compares with $254.2 million spent for the nine months ended June 30, 2016, of which $142.1 million was related to regulated assets.
  • NJR currently expects aggregate capital expenditures of approximately $352 million and dividend payments of approximately $86 million for fiscal 2017, of which approximately $228 million will be funded from operating cash flows, $194 million from additional debt and $16 million from equity issuances.
  • FYTD, NJR generated operating cash flows of $223.1 million, compared with $96.6 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2016. The increase is attributable to higher base rates and lower broker margin requirements, as well as a discretionary contribution of $30 million to NJR's pension plan during fiscal 2016 that was not required in fiscal 2017.

Estimated Effective Tax Rate:

NJR's estimated annual effective tax rate is 13.1 percent, compared with 10.3 percent during the same period of the previous year. Accordingly, $37.3 million related to tax credits net of deferred taxes were recognized during the first nine months of fiscal 2017, compared with $24.7 million net of deferred taxes, in the same period last year.

For NFE purposes, the effective tax rate for fiscal 2017 is estimated at 10.6 percent and $45.4 million of tax credits were recognized in the first nine months of fiscal 2017, compared with a 16.6 percent tax rate and $32.9 million of tax credits during the same period last year.

Webcast Information:

NJR will host a live webcast to discuss its financial results today at 10 a.m. EDT. A few minutes prior to the webcast, go to njresources.com and select "Investor Relations," then scroll down to the "Events & Presentations" section and click on the webcast link.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. NJR cautions readers that the assumptions forming the basis for forward-looking statements include many factors that are beyond NJR's ability to control or estimate precisely, such as estimates of future market conditions and the behavior of other market participants. Words such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "may," "will," "intends," "plans," "believes," "should" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements and such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and beliefs as of this date concerning future developments and their potential effect upon NJR. There can be no assurance that future developments will be in accordance with management's expectations, assumptions and beliefs or that the effect of future developments on NJR will be those anticipated by management. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, certain statements regarding NJR's NFE guidance for fiscal 2017, forecasted contribution of business segments to fiscal 2017 NFE, future NJNG customer growth, future NJR capital expenditures and infrastructure investments, NJRCEV's ITC-eligible projects, future base rate cases, earnings growth as well as the PennEast Pipeline project.

The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from NJR's expectations include, but are not limited to, weather and economic conditions; demographic changes in NJR's service territory and their effect on NJR's customer growth; volatility of natural gas and other commodity prices and their impact on NJNG customer usage, NJNG's BGSS incentive programs, NJRES operations and on our risk management efforts; changes in rating agency requirements and/or credit ratings and their effect on availability and cost of capital to our Company; the impact of volatility in the credit markets on our access to capital; the ability to comply with debt covenants; the impact to the asset values and resulting higher costs and funding obligations of our pension and post-employment benefit plans as a result of potential downturns in the financial markets, lower discount rates, revised actuarial assumptions or impacts associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; accounting effects and other risks associated with hedging activities and use of derivatives contracts; commercial and wholesale credit risks, including the availability of creditworthy customers and counterparties, and liquidity in the wholesale energy trading market; the ability to obtain governmental and regulatory approvals and land use rights such as those necessary for the PennEast Pipeline project, electric grid connection (in the case of clean energy projects) and/or financing for the construction, development and operation of our unregulated energy investments and NJNG's infrastructure projects in a timely manner; risks associated with the management of our joint ventures and partnerships, and investment in a master limited partnership; risks associated with our investments in clean energy projects, including the availability of regulatory and tax incentives, the availability of viable projects, our eligibility for ITCs and Production Tax Credits (PTCs), the future market for Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and electricity prices, and operational risks related to projects in service; timing of qualifying for ITCs and PTCs due to delays or failures to complete planned solar and wind energy projects and the resulting effect on our effective tax rate and earnings; the level and rate at which NJNG's costs and expenses are incurred and the extent to which they are allowed to be recovered from customers through the regulatory process, including through future base rate case filings; access to adequate supplies of natural gas and dependence on third-party storage and transportation facilities for natural gas supply; operating risks incidental to handling, storing, transporting and providing customers with natural gas; risks related to our employee workforce; the regulatory and pricing policies of federal and state regulatory agencies; the costs of compliance with present and future environmental laws, including potential climate change-related legislation; the impact of a disallowance of recovery of environmental-related expenditures and other regulatory changes; environmental-related and other litigation and other uncertainties; risks related to cyber-attack or failure of information technology systems; and the impact of natural disasters, terrorist activities and other extreme events on our operations and customers. The aforementioned factors are detailed in the "Risk Factors" sections of our Form 10-K that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 22, 2016, which is available on the SEC's website at sec.gov. Information included in this release is representative as of today only, and while NJR periodically reassesses material trends and uncertainties affecting NJR's results of operations and financial condition in connection with its preparation of management's discussion and analysis of results of operations and financial condition contained in its Quarterly and Annual Reports filed with the SEC, NJR does not, by including this statement, assume any obligation to review or revise any particular forward-looking statement referenced herein in light of future events.

Non-GAAP Financial Information:

This release includes the non-GAAP financial measures NFE (losses), financial margin and utility gross margin. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP can be found below. As an indicator of NJR's operating performance, these measures should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or operating revenues as determined in accordance with GAAP. This information has been provided pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G.

NFE (losses) and financial margin exclude unrealized gains or losses on derivative instruments related to the company's unregulated subsidiaries and certain realized gains and losses on derivative instruments related to natural gas that has been placed into storage at NJRES, net of applicable tax adjustments as described below. Volatility associated with the change in value of these financial instruments and physical commodity contracts is reported on the income statement in the current period. In order to manage its business, NJR views its results without the impacts of the unrealized gains and losses, and certain realized gains and losses, caused by changes in value of these financial instruments and physical commodity contracts prior to the completion of the planned transaction because it shows changes in value currently instead of when the planned transaction ultimately is settled. An annual estimated effective tax rate is calculated for NFE purposes and any necessary quarterly tax adjustment is applied to NJRCEV, as such adjustment is related to tax credits generated by NJRCEV.

NJNG's utility gross margin represents the results of revenues less natural gas costs, sales, expenses and other taxes and regulatory rider expenses, which are key components of NJR's operations that move in relation to each other. Natural gas costs, sales, expenses and other taxes and regulatory rider expenses are passed through to customers and, therefore, have no effect on gross margin. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as supplemental measures to other GAAP results to provide a more complete understanding of NJR's performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are more reflective of NJR's business model, provide transparency to investors and enable period-to-period comparability of financial performance. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP, can be found below. For a full discussion of NJR's non-GAAP financial measures, please see NJR's 2016 Form 10-K, Item 7.

About New Jersey Resources

New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution, asset management and home services. NJR is composed of six primary businesses:

  • New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR's principal subsidiary, operates and maintains over 7,300 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve over half a million customers in New Jersey's Monmouth, Ocean and parts of Morris, Middlesex and Burlington counties.
  • NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar and onshore wind projects with a total capacity of more than 300 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.
  • NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to its customers across North America.
  • NJR Retail Services (NJRRS), established in April 2017, is NJR's newest subsidiary, and upon its receipt of necessary state retail licenses, plans to begin providing retail natural gas supply and transportation services to commercial, industrial and municipal customers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. All services will be backed by NJR's strong risk trading group and risk management team. NJRRS will also perform operation services, such as pricing, hedging, nominations, balancing and scheduling. NJRRS will offer flexible supply options, competitive pricing and high-quality service to meet customer needs.
  • NJR Midstream serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its 50 percent equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility and its stake in Dominion Midstream Partners, L.P., as well as its 20 percent equity interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project.
  • NJR Home Services provides service contracts as well as heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes throughout New Jersey.

NJR and its more than 1,000 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve® and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project® and The Sunlight Advantage®.

For more information about NJR:
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NEW JERSEY RESOURCES                          
                 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(Thousands, except per share data) 2017 2016 2017 2016
OPERATING REVENUES
Utility $ 121,362 $ 119,206 $ 602,464 $ 513,348
Nonutility 336,161   274,007   1,129,633   898,316
Total operating revenues 457,523   393,213   1,732,097   1,411,664
OPERATING EXPENSES
Gas purchases
Utility 47,124 45,700 220,889 174,739
Nonutility 299,971 288,510 1,005,231 830,481
Related parties 2,076 2,108 6,259 6,259
Operation and maintenance 55,613 51,467 160,183 150,825
Regulatory rider expenses 5,216 6,360 37,710 37,203
Depreciation and amortization 20,760 18,671 60,348 52,897
Energy and other taxes 8,796   8,726   42,382   34,205
Total operating expenses 439,556   421,542   1,533,002   1,286,609
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) 17,967 (28,329 ) 199,095 125,055
Other income, net 3,273 2,306 12,387 6,432
Interest expense, net 11,164   7,787   33,215   21,933
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF AFFILIATES 10,076 (33,810 ) 178,267 109,554
Income tax (benefit) provision (5,816 ) (14,190 ) 20,134 10,347
Equity in earnings of affiliates 3,065   2,257   10,455   7,065
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 18,957   $ (17,363 ) $ 168,588   $ 106,272
 
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
Basic $ 0.22 $ (0.20 ) $ 1.95 $ 1.24
Diluted $ 0.22   $ (0.20 ) $ 1.94   $ 1.23
 
DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.255   $ 0.24   $ 0.77   $ 0.72
 
AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING
Basic 86,408 85,960 86,257 85,823
Diluted 87,267   85,960   87,088   86,691
                                 
 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP PERFORMANCE MEASURES    
             
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(Thousands)       2017     2016     2017     2016
NEW JERSEY RESOURCES            
 
A reconciliation of net income, the closest GAAP financial measurement, to net financial earnings, is as follows:
 
Net income (loss) $ 18,957 $ (17,363 ) $ 168,588 $ 106,272
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related transactions (15,981 ) 55,875 (42,534 ) 57,910
Tax effect 5,985 (20,282 ) 15,907 (21,021 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory 13,203 (11,380 ) 29,592 (8,621 )
Tax effect (4,947 ) 4,130 (11,077 ) 3,129
Net income to NFE tax adjustment 178   (8 ) 1,408   2,475  
Net financial earnings $ 17,395   $ 10,972   $ 161,884   $ 140,144  
 
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Basic 86,408 85,960 86,257 85,823
Diluted 87,267   85,960   87,088   86,691  
 
A reconciliation of basic earnings per share, the closest GAAP financial measurement, to basic net financial earnings per share, is as follows:
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.22 $ (0.20 ) $ 1.95 $ 1.24
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related transactions $ (0.18 ) $ 0.65 $ (0.49 ) $ 0.67
Tax effect $ 0.07 $ (0.24 ) $ 0.19 $ (0.25 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory $ 0.15 $ (0.13 ) $ 0.34 $ (0.10 )
Tax effect $ (0.06 ) $ 0.05 $ (0.13 ) $ 0.04
Net income to NFE tax adjustment $   $   $ 0.02   $ 0.03  
Basic NFE per share $ 0.20   $ 0.13   $ 1.88   $ 1.63  
                           
NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION            
 
A reconciliation of operating revenue, the closest GAAP financial measurement, to utility gross margin is as follows:
 
Operating revenues $ 121,362 $ 119,206 $ 602,464 $ 513,348
Less:
Gas purchases 49,448 51,337 229,357 182,846
Energy and other taxes 6,208 6,112 33,796 26,266
Regulatory rider expense 5,216   6,360   37,710   37,203  
Utility gross margin $ 60,490   $ 55,397   $ 301,601   $ 267,033  
                           
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(Thousands)       2017     2016     2017     2016
CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES                          
 
A reconciliation of net income to net financial earnings, is as follows:
 
Net income $ 6,098 $ 2,448 $ 30,453 $ 19,423
Add:
Net income to NFE tax adjustment 178   (8 ) 1,408   2,475  
Net financial earnings $ 6,276   $ 2,440   $ 31,861   $ 21,898  
 
NJR ENERGY SERVICES                          
 
The following table is a computation of financial margin:
 
Operating revenues $ 307,139 $ 250,307 $ 1,064,607 $ 848,958
Less: Gas purchases 301,106 289,703 1,008,675 843,936
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related transactions (15,672 ) 56,513 (41,661 ) 60,558
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory 13,203   (11,380 ) 29,592   (8,621 )
Financial margin $ 3,564   $ 5,737   $ 43,863   $ 56,959  
 
A reconciliation of operating income, the closest GAAP financial measurement, to financial margin is as follows:
 
Operating income (loss) $ 1,288 $ (44,904 ) $ 40,918 $ (8,916 )
Add:
Operation and maintenance expense 4,359 5,232 13,828 13,163
Depreciation and amortization 16 23 49 69
Other taxes 370   253   1,137   706  
Subtotal 6,033 (39,396 ) 55,932 5,022
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related transactions (15,672 ) 56,513 (41,661 ) 60,558
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory 13,203   (11,380 ) 29,592   (8,621 )
Financial margin $ 3,564   $ 5,737   $ 43,863   $ 56,959  
 
A reconciliation of net income to net financial earnings, is as follows:
 
Net income (loss) $ 2,475 $ (28,473 ) $ 27,717 $ (5,499 )
Add:
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments and related transactions (15,672 ) 56,513 (41,661 ) 60,558
Tax effect 5,874 (20,514 ) 15,595 (21,982 )
Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas, net of taxes 13,203 (11,380 ) 29,592 (8,621 )
Tax effect (4,947 ) 4,130   (11,077 ) 3,129  
Net financial earnings $ 933   $ 276   $ 20,166   $ 27,585  
                                           
 
         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(Thousands, except per share data)       2017     2016     2017     2016
NEW JERSEY RESOURCES                          
       
Operating Revenues
Natural Gas Distribution $ 121,362 $ 119,206 $ 602,464 $ 513,348
Clean Energy Ventures 14,915 12,703 35,425 28,159
Energy Services 307,139 250,307 1,064,607 848,958
Midstream
Home Services and Other 14,408   14,408   32,918   31,912  
Sub-total 457,824 396,624 1,735,414 1,422,377
Eliminations (301 ) (3,411 ) (3,317 ) (10,713 )
Total $ 457,523   $ 393,213   $ 1,732,097   $ 1,411,664  
                           
 
Operating Income (Loss)
Natural Gas Distribution $ 12,351 $ 9,384 $ 159,684 $ 132,170
Clean Energy Ventures 1,016 1,734 (4,636 ) (2,884 )
Energy Services 1,288 (44,904 ) 40,918 (8,916 )
Midstream (355 ) (271 ) (757 ) (885 )
Home Services and Other 1,991   3,820   (568 ) (826 )
Sub-total 16,291 (30,237 ) 194,641 118,659
Eliminations 1,676   1,908   4,454   6,396  
Total $ 17,967   $ (28,329 ) $ 199,095   $ 125,055  
                           
 
Equity in Earnings of Affiliates
Midstream $ 4,049 $ 3,359 $ 13,499 $ 10,412
Eliminations (984 ) (1,102 ) (3,044 ) (3,347 )
Total $ 3,065   $ 2,257   $ 10,455   $ 7,065  
                           
 
Net income (loss)
Natural Gas Distribution $ 5,951 $ 3,607 $ 96,532 $ 83,494
Clean Energy Ventures 6,098 2,448 30,453 19,423
Energy Services 2,475 (28,473 ) 27,717 (5,499 )
Midstream 2,959 2,338 10,294 6,910
Home Services and Other 1,295   2,418   3,545   662  
Sub-total 18,778 (17,662 ) 168,541 104,990
Eliminations 179   299   47   1,282  
Total $ 18,957   $ (17,363 ) $ 168,588   $ 106,272  
                           
 
Net financial earnings (loss)
Natural Gas Distribution $ 5,951 $ 3,607 $ 96,532 $ 83,494
Clean Energy Ventures 6,276 2,440 31,861 21,898
Energy Services 933 276 20,166 27,585
Midstream 2,959 2,338 10,294 6,910
Home Services and Other 1,295   2,418   3,545   662  
Sub-total 17,414 11,079 162,398 140,549
Eliminations (19 ) (107 ) (514 ) (405 )
Total $ 17,395   $ 10,972   $ 161,884   $ 140,144  
                           
 
Throughput (Bcf)
NJNG, Core Customers 20.6 24.2 94.7 95.9
NJNG, Off System/Capacity Management 43.7 50.6 129.8 162.3
NJRES Fuel Mgmt. and Wholesale Sales 103.0   127.5   360.8   410.4  
Total 167.3   202.3   585.3   668.6  
                           
 
Common Stock Data
Yield at June 30 2.6 % 2.5 % 2.6 % 2.5 %
Market Price
High $ 43.50 $ 38.56 $ 43.50 $ 38.56
Low $ 38.95 $ 33.91 $ 30.46 $ 28.02
Close at June 30 $ 39.70 $ 38.55 $ 39.70 $ 38.55
Shares Out. at June 30 86,466 86,076 86,466 86,076
Market Cap. at June 30 $ 3,432,695   $ 3,318,242   $ 3,432,695   $ 3,318,242  
                                           
 
         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(Unaudited) June 30, June 30,
(Thousands, except customer & weather data)       2017     2016     2017     2016
NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION                          
       
Utility Gross Margin
Operating revenues $ 121,362 $ 119,206 $ 602,464 $ 513,348
Less:
Gas purchases 49,448 51,337 229,357 182,846
Energy and other taxes 6,208 6,112 33,796 26,266
Regulatory rider expense 5,216   6,360   37,710   37,203  
Total Utility Gross Margin $ 60,490   $ 55,397   $ 301,601   $ 267,033  
                           
Utility Gross Margin, Operating Income and Net Income
Residential $ 34,837 $ 31,742 $ 193,934 $ 165,491
Commercial, Industrial & Other 9,342 8,522 44,157 40,039
Firm Transportation 11,408   10,573   48,858   46,104  
Total Firm Margin 55,587 50,837 286,949 251,634
Interruptible 1,503   1,127   4,544   3,683  
Total System Margin 57,090 51,964 291,493 255,317
Off System/Capacity Management/FRM/Storage Incentive 3,400   3,433   10,108   11,716  
Total Utility Gross Margin 60,490 55,397 301,601 267,033
Operation and maintenance expense 34,807 32,612 101,793 96,122
Depreciation and amortization 12,425 12,297 36,718 35,133
Other taxes not reflected in gross margin 907   1,104   3,406   3,608  
Operating Income $ 12,351   $ 9,384   $ 159,684   $ 132,170  
 
Net Income $ 5,951   $ 3,607   $ 96,532   $ 83,494  
                           
Throughput (Bcf)
Residential 5.4 6.1 37.7 34.3
Commercial, Industrial & Other 1.1 1.3 7.9 6.7
Firm Transportation 2.6   2.8   12.7   12.4  
Total Firm Throughput 9.1 10.2 58.3 53.4
Interruptible 11.5   14.0   36.4   42.5  
Total System Throughput 20.6 24.2 94.7 95.9
Off System/Capacity Management 43.7   50.6   129.8   162.3  
Total Throughput 64.3   74.8   224.5   258.2  
                           
Customers
Residential 457,542 446,081 457,542 446,081
Commercial, Industrial & Other 27,245 26,668 27,245 26,668
Firm Transportation 43,796   47,041   43,796   47,041  
Total Firm Customers 528,583 519,790 528,583 519,790
Interruptible 34   35   34   35  
Total System Customers 528,617 519,825 528,617 519,825
Off System/Capacity Management* 24   24   24   24  
Total Customers 528,641   519,849   528,641   519,849  
*The number of customers represents those active during the last month of the period.
Degree Days
Actual 420 552 4,105 3,850
Normal 502   509   4,556   4,654  
Percent of Normal 83.7 % 108.4 % 90.1 % 82.7 %
                                   
 
         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(Unaudited) June 30, June 30,
(Thousands, except customer, SREC and megawatt)       2017     2016     2017     2016
CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES                          
       
Operating Revenues
SREC sales $ 8,312 $ 8,135 $ 17,809 $ 16,027
Wind electricity sales and other 3,513 2,297 10,231 6,410
Solar electricity sales and other 1,450 1,101 2,984 2,406
Sunlight Advantage 1,640   1,170   4,401   3,316  
Total Operating Revenues $ 14,915   $ 12,703   $ 35,425   $ 28,159  
 
Depreciation and Amortization $ 8,154   $ 6,070   $ 23,118   $ 17,056  
 
Operating Income (Loss) $ 1,016   $ 1,734   $ (4,636 ) $ (2,884 )
 
Income Tax Benefit $ 8,122   $ 2,784   $ 44,765   $ 28,433  
 
Net Income $ 6,098   $ 2,448   $ 30,453   $ 19,423  
 
Net Financial Earnings $ 6,276   $ 2,440   $ 31,861   $ 21,898  
 
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Generated 56,294   43,403   125,730   100,998  
 
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Sold 34,000   39,137   76,669   76,369  
 
Solar Megawatts Eligible for ITCs 25.6   13.9   31.9   16.4  
 
Solar Megawatts Under Construction 5.6   13.1   5.6   13.1  
 
Wind Megawatts Installed/Acquired     39.9   50.7  
 
Wind Megawatts Under Construction   39.9     39.9  
                           
ENERGY SERVICES                          
 
Operating Income
Operating revenues $ 307,139 $ 250,307 $ 1,064,607 $ 848,958
Less:
Gas purchases 301,106 289,703 1,008,675 843,936
Operation and maintenance expense 4,359 5,232 13,828 13,163
Depreciation and amortization 16 23 49 69
Energy and other taxes 370   253   1,137   706  
Operating Income (Loss) $ 1,288   $ (44,904 ) $ 40,918   $ (8,916 )
 
Net Income (Loss) $ 2,475   $ (28,473 ) $ 27,717   $ (5,499 )
 
Financial Margin $ 3,564   $ 5,737   $ 43,863   $ 56,959  
 
Net Financial Earnings $ 933   $ 276   $ 20,166   $ 27,585  
 
Gas Sold and Managed (Bcf) 103.0   127.5   360.8   410.4  
                           
MIDSTREAM                          
 
Equity in Earnings of Affiliates $ 4,049   $ 3,359   $ 13,499   $ 10,412  
 
Other Income $ 1,085   $ 807   $ 2,993   $ 2,282  
 
Income tax provision $ 1,609   $ 1,501   $ 4,760   $ 4,671  
 
Net Income $ 2,959   $ 2,338   $ 10,294   $ 6,910  
                           
HOME SERVICES AND OTHER                          
 
Operating Revenues $ 14,408   $ 14,408   $ 32,918   $ 31,912  
 
Operating Income (Loss) $ 1,991   $ 3,820   $ (568 ) $ (826 )
 
Other Income, Net $ 273   $ 219   $ 6,101   $ 603  
 
Net Income $ 1,295   $ 2,418   $ 3,545   $ 662  
 
Total Service Contract Customers at June 30 112,289   114,312   112,289   114,312  
                                   
 

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