New Jersey Resources Reports Fiscal 2023 First-Quarter Results and Increases Net Financial Earnings Guidance for Fiscal 2023

February 2, 2023

Strong Operating Performance Across Organization During Winter Storm Elliott

Today, New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE: NJR) reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023. Highlights include:

  • Consolidated net income of $115.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared with net income of $111.3 million for the same period last year
  • Consolidated net financial earnings (NFE), a non-GAAP financial measure, of $110.3 million, or $1.14 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to NFE of $65.8 million, or $0.69 per share, for the same period last year
  • Increases fiscal 2023 net financial earnings per share (NFEPS) guidance to a range of $2.62 to $2.72, from $2.42 to $2.52, a $0.20 increase, as a result of the strong performance of our business units during Winter Storm Elliott, particularly Energy Services
  • Maintains long-term projected NFEPS growth rate of 7 to 9 percent(1)

First-quarter fiscal 2023 net income totaled $115.9 million, or $1.20 per share, compared with net income of $111.3 million, or $1.16 per share, during the same period in fiscal 2022. First-quarter fiscal 2023 NFE totaled $110.3 million, or $1.14 per share, compared to NFE of $65.8 million, or $0.69 per share, during the same period in fiscal 2022.

Steve Westhoven, President and CEO, stated, "NJR reported a strong first quarter of fiscal 2023, with solid operating performance during the recent winter storm event of 2022 driving better than expected results. We are raising our fiscal 2023 NFEPS guidance to a range of $2.62 to $2.72, largely driven by an exceptional quarter from Energy Services as well as favorable contributions from New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) and Storage and Transportation. Overall, these results reflect the strength of our complementary portfolio of businesses and the value of our physical infrastructure.”

Key Performance Metrics

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

($ in Thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

Net income

 

$

115,921

 

$

111,312

Basic EPS

 

$

1.20

 

$

1.16

Net financial earnings

 

$

110,284

 

$

65,770

Basic net financial earnings per share

 

$

1.14

 

$

0.69

(1)

NFEPS long-term annual growth projections are based on the midpoint of the $2.20 - $2.30 initial guidance range for fiscal 2022, provided on February 1, 2021

A reconciliation of net income to NFE for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, is provided below.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

(Thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

Net income

 

$

115,921

 

 

$

111,312

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Unrealized (gain) on derivative instruments and related transactions

 

 

(31,503

)

 

 

(82,191

)

Tax effect

 

 

7,487

 

 

 

19,536

 

Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory

 

 

23,972

 

 

 

23,577

 

Tax effect

 

 

(5,697

)

 

 

(5,603

)

NFE tax adjustment

 

 

104

 

 

 

(861

)

Net financial earnings

 

$

110,284

 

 

$

65,770

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

96,485

 

 

 

95,944

 

Diluted

 

 

97,083

 

 

 

96,356

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

1.20

 

 

$

1.16

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Unrealized (gain) on derivative instruments and related transactions

 

 

(0.33

)

 

 

(0.86

)

Tax effect

 

 

0.08

 

 

 

0.21

 

Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory

 

 

0.25

 

 

 

0.25

 

Tax effect

 

 

(0.06

)

 

 

(0.06

)

NFE tax adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

(0.01

)

Basic NFE per share

 

$

1.14

 

 

$

0.69

 

NFE is a measure of earnings based on the elimination of timing differences to effectively match the earnings effects of the economic hedges with the physical sale of natural gas, Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) and foreign currency contracts. Consequently, to reconcile net income and NFE, current-period unrealized gains and losses on the derivatives are excluded from NFE as a reconciling item. Realized derivative gains and losses are also included in current-period net income. However, NFE includes only realized gains and losses related to natural gas sold out of inventory, effectively matching the full earnings effects of the derivatives with realized margins on physical natural gas flows. NFE also excludes certain transactions associated with equity method investments, including impairment charges, which are non-cash charges, and return of capital in excess of the carrying value of our investment. These are not indicative of the Company's performance for its ongoing operations. Included in the tax effects are current and deferred income tax expense corresponding with the components of NFE.

A table detailing NFE for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, is provided below.

Net financial earnings (loss) by Business Unit

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

(Thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

New Jersey Natural Gas

 

$

54,664

 

 

$

51,080

 

Clean Energy Ventures (CEV)

 

 

(3,582

)

 

 

(6,821

)

Storage and Transportation

 

 

6,243

 

 

 

2,962

 

Energy Services

 

 

52,533

 

 

 

17,567

 

Home Services and Other

 

 

(29

)

 

 

447

 

Subtotal

 

 

109,829

 

 

 

65,235

 

Eliminations

 

 

455

 

 

 

535

 

Total

 

$

110,284

 

 

$

65,770

 

Fiscal 2023 NFE Guidance:

NJR is raising its fiscal 2023 NFE guidance by $0.20 to a range of $2.62 to $2.72, subject to the risks and uncertainties identified below under "Forward-Looking Statements." The following chart represents NJR’s current expected contributions from its business segments for fiscal 2023:

Company

Expected Fiscal 2023

Net Financial Earnings

Contribution

New Jersey Natural Gas

48 to 53 percent

Clean Energy Ventures

18 to 20 percent

Storage and Transportation

4 to 8 percent

Energy Services

20 to 25 percent

Home Services and Other

0 to 1 percent

In providing fiscal 2023 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 or significance 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.

New Jersey Natural Gas

NJNG reported first-quarter fiscal 2023 NFE of $54.7 million, compared to NFE of $51.1 million during the same period in fiscal 2022. The improvement was due primarily to higher base rates, which became effective on December 1, 2021, as well as higher contribution from Basic Gas Supply Service incentive programs to utility gross margin.

Customer Growth:

  • NJNG added 2,132 new customers during first-quarter fiscal 2023, compared with 1,730 in fiscal 2022. NJNG expects these new customers to contribute approximately $1.8 million of incremental utility gross margin on an annualized basis.

Infrastructure Update:

  • NJNG's Infrastructure Investment Program (IIP) is a five-year, $150 million accelerated recovery program that began in fiscal 2021. IIP consists of a series of infrastructure projects designed to enhance the safety and reliability of NJNG's natural gas distribution system. During the first quarter of fiscal 2023 NJNG spent $8.8 million under the program on various distribution system reinforcement projects. On March 31, 2022, the Company filed its first rate recovery request with the BPU. On July 13, 2022, NJNG updated the filing with actual information through June 30, 2022, seeking recovery for $28.9 million of investments, including AFUDC, from November 30, 2020 through June 30, 2022. On September 7, 2022, the BPU issued an Order approving a stipulation of settlement effective October 1, 2022.

Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) Incentive Programs:

BGSS incentive programs contributed $8.7 million to utility gross margin in the first-quarter of fiscal 2023, compared with $3.8 million during the same period in fiscal 2022. The increase was due primarily to higher margins from off-system sales and the storage incentive program.

For more information on utility gross margin, please see "Non-GAAP Financial Information" below.

Energy-Efficiency Programs:

SAVEGREEN invested $10.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 in energy-efficiency upgrades for their customers' homes and businesses. NJNG recovered $2.5 million of its outstanding investments during the first quarter of fiscal 2023 through its energy efficiency rate.

Clean Energy Ventures

CEV reported first-quarter fiscal 2023 net financial loss of $(3.6) million, compared with net financial loss of $(6.8) million during the same period in fiscal 2022. The improvement was due primarily to higher SREC and electricity revenue and lower operating expenses, partially offset by higher depreciation expenses.

Solar Investment Update:

  • During the first quarter of fiscal 2023, CEV placed 3 commercial projects into service, adding approximately 18 megawatts (MW) to total installed capacity.
  • As of December 31, 2022, CEV had approximately 405MW of solar capacity (including residential) in service in New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut.
  • Subsequent to quarter end, CEV placed a 25MW commercial project into service, and now has over 430MW (including residential) of total installed capacity as of February 2, 2022.

Storage and Transportation

Storage and Transportation reported first-quarter fiscal 2023 NFE of $6.2 million, compared with NFE of $3.0 million during the same period in fiscal 2022. The increase was due primarily to increased operating revenue at Leaf River and Adelphia Gateway, partially offset by increased depreciation expenses.

Energy Services

Energy Services reported first-quarter fiscal 2023 NFE of $52.5 million, compared with NFE of $17.6 million during the same period in fiscal 2022. The improvement for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to the prior year period was due primarily to higher natural gas price volatility during periods of colder than expected weather in December, allowing Energy Services to capture additional margin.

Home Services and Other Operations

Home Services and Other Operations reported first-quarter fiscal 2023 net financial loss of $(0.03) million compared with NFE of $0.4 million for the same period in fiscal 2022.

Capital Expenditures and Cash Flows:

NJR is committed to maintaining a strong financial profile.

  • During the first-quarter of fiscal 2023, capital expenditures were $137.0 million, including accruals, of which $80.7 million were related to NJNG, compared with $152.7 million, of which $59.7 million were related to NJNG, during the same period in fiscal 2022. The decrease in capital expenditures was primarily due to the completion of the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline project, which was placed into service in September 2022.
  • During the first-quarter of fiscal 2023, cash flows used in operations were $88.9 million, compared with cash flows used in operations of $37.4 million during the same period of fiscal 2022. The decrease in operating cash flows was due to higher working capital requirements as a result of higher energy prices.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This earnings 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 earnings release include, but are not limited to, certain statements regarding NJR’s NFEPS guidance for fiscal 2023, projected NFEPS growth rates, forecasted contribution of business segments to NJR’s NFE for fiscal 2023, customer growth at NJNG, potential CEV capital projects, infrastructure programs and investments future decarbonization opportunities including IIP, the outcome of future Base Rate Cases with the BPU, and other legal and regulatory expectations.

Additional information and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from NJR’s expectations are contained in NJR’s filings with the SEC, including NJR’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other SEC filings, which are available at the SEC’s web site, http://www.sec.gov. Information included in this earnings 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 earnings release includes the non-GAAP financial measures NFE/net financial loss, NFE per basic share, 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 and financial margin exclude unrealized gains or losses on derivative instruments related to NJR’s unregulated subsidiaries and certain realized gains and losses on derivative instruments related to natural gas that has been placed into storage at Energy Services and certain transactions related to NJR's investments in the PennEast Project, net of applicable tax adjustments as described below. Financial margin also differs from gross margin as defined on a GAAP basis as it excludes certain operations and maintenance expense and depreciation and amortization as well as the effects of derivatives as discussed above. Volatility associated with the change in value of these financial instruments and physical commodity 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 NJR Energy Services Company.

NJNG’s utility gross margin is defined as operating revenues less natural gas purchases, sales tax, and regulatory rider expense. This measure differs from gross margin as presented on a GAAP basis as it excludes certain operations and maintenance expense and depreciation and amortization. Utility gross margin may also not be comparable to the definition of gross margin used by others in the natural gas distribution business and other industries. Management believes that utility gross margin provides a meaningful basis for evaluating utility operations since natural gas costs, sales tax and regulatory rider expenses are included in operating revenues and passed through to customers and, therefore, have no effect on utility 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 most recent Report on 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 five primary businesses:

  • New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary,operates and maintains over 7,700 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve over 570,000 customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean and parts of Morris, Middlesex, Sussex and Burlington counties.
  • Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar projects with a total capacity of more than 430 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.
  • 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.
  • Storage and Transportation serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its ownership of Leaf River and the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline, as well as our 50% equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility.
  • 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 over 1,200 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: www.njresources.com.

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NEW JERSEY RESOURCES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

(Thousands, except per share data)

 

2022

 

2021

OPERATING REVENUES

 

 

 

 

Utility

 

$

357,409

 

$

274,435

Nonutility

 

 

366,158

 

 

401,407

Total operating revenues

 

 

723,567

 

 

675,842

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

Gas purchases

 

 

 

 

Utility

 

 

182,446

 

 

122,269

Nonutility

 

 

232,070

 

 

278,794

Related parties

 

 

1,827

 

 

1,846

Operation and maintenance

 

 

79,501

 

 

68,984

Regulatory rider expenses

 

 

18,251

 

 

16,671

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

36,683

 

 

30,393

Total operating expenses

 

 

550,778

 

 

518,957

OPERATING INCOME

 

 

172,789

 

 

156,885

Other income, net

 

 

4,655

 

 

4,136

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

 

 

29,491

 

 

19,477

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF AFFILIATES

 

 

147,953

 

 

141,544

Income tax provision

 

 

32,978

 

 

30,807

Equity in earnings of affiliates

 

 

946

 

 

575

NET INCOME

 

$

115,921

 

$

111,312

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.20

 

$

1.16

Diluted

 

$

1.19

 

$

1.16

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

96,485

 

 

95,944

Diluted

 

 

97,083

 

 

96,356

 

 

 

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP PERFORMANCE MEASURES

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

(Thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

NEW JERSEY RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

A reconciliation of net income, the closest GAAP financial measure, to net financial earnings is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

115,921

 

 

$

111,312

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Unrealized (gain) on derivative instruments and related transactions

 

 

(31,503

)

 

 

(82,191

)

Tax effect

 

 

7,487

 

 

 

19,536

 

Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory

 

 

23,972

 

 

 

23,577

 

Tax effect

 

 

(5,697

)

 

 

(5,603

)

NFE tax adjustment

 

 

104

 

 

 

(861

)

Net financial earnings

 

$

110,284

 

 

$

65,770

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

96,485

 

 

 

95,944

 

Diluted

 

 

97,083

 

 

 

96,356

 

 

 

 

 

 

A reconciliation of basic earnings per share, the closest GAAP financial measure, to basic net financial earnings per share is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

1.20

 

 

$

1.16

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Unrealized (gain) on derivative instruments and related transactions

 

$

(0.33

)

 

$

(0.86

)

Tax effect

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

0.21

 

Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

0.25

 

Tax effect

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.06

)

NFE tax adjustment

 

$

 

 

$

(0.01

)

Basic NFE per share

 

$

1.14

 

 

$

0.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A reconciliation of gross margin, the closest GAAP financial measure, to utility gross margin is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues

 

$

357,746

 

 

$

274,772

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

Natural gas purchases

 

 

184,771

 

 

 

124,594

 

Operating and maintenance (1)

 

 

26,294

 

 

 

13,141

 

Regulatory rider expense

 

 

18,251

 

 

 

16,671

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

24,890

 

 

 

22,893

 

Gross margin

 

 

103,540

 

 

 

97,473

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Operating and maintenance (1)

 

 

26,294

 

 

 

13,141

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

24,890

 

 

 

22,893

 

Utility gross margin

 

$

154,724

 

 

$

133,507

 

(1) Excludes selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately $23.4 million and $23.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP PERFORMANCE MEASURES (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

(Unaudited)

 

December 31,

(Thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

ENERGY SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A reconciliation of gross margin, the closest GAAP financial measure, to Energy Services' financial margin is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues

 

$

321,782

 

 

$

369,244

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas purchases

 

 

233,287

 

 

 

278,687

 

Operation and maintenance (1)

 

 

3,455

 

 

 

(13,871

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

57

 

 

 

28

 

Gross margin

 

 

84,983

 

 

 

104,400

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Operation and maintenance (1)

 

 

3,455

 

 

 

(13,871

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

57

 

 

 

28

 

Unrealized (gain) on derivative instruments and related transactions

 

 

(39,886

)

 

 

(85,647

)

Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas inventory

 

 

23,972

 

 

 

23,577

 

Financial margin

 

$

72,581

 

 

$

28,487

 

(1) Excludes selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately $(2.3) million and $17.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

A reconciliation of net income, the closest GAAP financial measure, to net financial earnings is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

64,561

 

 

$

65,744

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Unrealized (gain) on derivative instruments and related transactions

 

 

(39,886

)

 

 

(85,647

)

Tax effect

 

 

9,479

 

 

 

20,357

 

Effects of economic hedging related to natural gas

 

 

23,972

 

 

 

23,577

 

Tax effect

 

 

(5,697

)

 

 

(5,603

)

NFE tax adjustment

 

 

104

 

 

 

(861

)

Net financial earnings

 

$

52,533

 

 

$

17,567

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL STATISTICS BY BUSINESS UNIT

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

(Thousands, except per share data)

 

2022

 

2021

NEW JERSEY RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Revenues

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas Distribution

 

$

357,746

 

 

$

274,772

 

Clean Energy Ventures

 

 

12,792

 

 

 

10,183

 

Energy Services

 

 

321,782

 

 

 

369,244

 

Storage and Transportation

 

 

26,838

 

 

 

12,143

 

Home Services and Other

 

 

14,266

 

 

 

13,951

 

Sub-total

 

 

733,424

 

 

 

680,293

 

Eliminations

 

 

(9,857

)

 

 

(4,451

)

Total

 

$

723,567

 

 

$

675,842

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income (Loss)

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas Distribution

 

$

80,113

 

 

$

74,183

 

Clean Energy Ventures

 

 

(321

)

 

 

(3,972

)

Energy Services

 

 

87,315

 

 

 

86,778

 

Storage and Transportation

 

 

12,617

 

 

 

1,876

 

Home Services and Other

 

 

51

 

 

 

862

 

Sub-total

 

 

179,775

 

 

 

159,727

 

Eliminations

 

 

(6,986

)

 

 

(2,842

)

Total

 

$

172,789

 

 

$

156,885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity in Earnings of Affiliates

 

 

 

 

Storage and Transportation

 

$

909

 

 

$

1,056

 

Eliminations

 

 

37

 

 

 

(481

)

Total

 

$

946

 

 

$

575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas Distribution

 

$

54,664

 

 

$

51,080

 

Clean Energy Ventures

 

 

(3,582

)

 

 

(6,821

)

Energy Services

 

 

64,561

 

 

 

65,744

 

Storage and Transportation

 

 

6,243

 

 

 

2,962

 

Home Services and Other

 

 

(29

)

 

 

447

 

Sub-total

 

 

121,857

 

 

 

113,412

 

Eliminations

 

 

(5,936

)

 

 

(2,100

)

Total

 

$

115,921

 

 

$

111,312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Financial Earnings (Loss)

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas Distribution

 

$

54,664

 

 

$

51,080

 

Clean Energy Ventures

 

 

(3,582

)

 

 

(6,821

)

Energy Services

 

 

52,533

 

 

 

17,567

 

Storage and Transportation

 

 

6,243

 

 

 

2,962

 

Home Services and Other

 

 

(29

)

 

 

447

 

Sub-total

 

 

109,829

 

 

 

65,235

 

Eliminations

 

 

455

 

 

 

535

 

Total

 

$

110,284

 

 

$

65,770

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughput (Bcf)

 

 

 

 

NJNG, Core Customers

 

 

25.0

 

 

 

24.6

 

NJNG, Off System/Capacity Management

 

 

17.9

 

 

 

25.1

 

Energy Services Fuel Mgmt. and Wholesale Sales

 

 

44.2

 

 

 

63.5

 

Total

 

 

87.1

 

 

 

113.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock Data

 

 

 

 

Yield at December 31,

 

 

3.1

%

 

 

3.5

%

Market Price at December 31,

 

$

49.62

 

 

$

41.06

 

Shares Out. at December 31,

 

 

96,803

 

 

 

95,962

 

Market Cap. at December 31,

 

$

4,803,389

 

 

$

3,940,188

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

(Unaudited)

 

December 31,

(Thousands, except customer and weather data)

 

2022

 

2021

NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utility Gross Margin

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues

 

$

357,746

 

 

$

274,772

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

Natural gas purchases

 

 

184,771

 

 

 

124,594

 

Operating and maintenance (1)

 

 

26,294

 

 

 

13,141

 

Regulatory rider expense

 

 

18,251

 

 

 

16,671

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

24,890

 

 

 

22,893

 

Gross margin

 

 

103,540

 

 

 

97,473

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

Operating and maintenance (1)

 

 

26,294

 

 

 

13,141

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

24,890

 

 

 

22,893

 

Total Utility Gross Margin

 

$

154,724

 

 

$

133,507

 

(1) Excludes selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately $23.4 million and $23.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

Utility Gross Margin, Operating Income and Net Income

 

 

 

 

Residential

 

$

104,018

 

 

$

92,605

 

Commercial, Industrial & Other

 

 

20,779

 

 

 

19,102

 

Firm Transportation

 

 

20,480

 

 

 

17,282

 

Total Firm Margin

 

 

145,277

 

 

 

128,989

 

Interruptible

 

 

761

 

 

 

754

 

Total System Margin

 

 

146,038

 

 

 

129,743

 

Off System/Capacity Management/FRM/Storage Incentive

 

 

8,686

 

 

 

3,764

 

Total Utility Gross Margin

 

 

154,724

 

 

 

133,507

 

Operation and maintenance expense

 

 

49,721

 

 

 

36,431

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

24,890

 

 

 

22,893

 

Operating Income

 

$

80,113

 

 

$

74,183

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

54,664

 

 

$

51,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Financial Earnings

 

$

54,664

 

 

$

51,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughput (Bcf)

 

 

 

 

Residential

 

 

14.7

 

 

 

12.6

 

Commercial, Industrial & Other

 

 

2.7

 

 

 

2.3

 

Firm Transportation

 

 

4.0

 

 

 

3.6

 

Total Firm Throughput

 

 

21.4

 

 

 

18.5

 

Interruptible

 

 

3.6

 

 

 

6.1

 

Total System Throughput

 

 

25.0

 

 

 

24.6

 

Off System/Capacity Management

 

 

17.9

 

 

 

25.1

 

Total Throughput

 

 

42.9

 

 

 

49.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers

 

 

 

 

Residential

 

 

514,452

 

 

 

506,677

 

Commercial, Industrial & Other

 

 

32,302

 

 

 

31,756

 

Firm Transportation

 

 

25,628

 

 

 

28,073

 

Total Firm Customers

 

 

572,382

 

 

 

566,506

 

Interruptible

 

 

88

 

 

 

31

 

Total System Customers

 

 

572,470

 

 

 

566,537

 

Off System/Capacity Management*

 

 

30

 

 

 

24

 

Total Customers

 

 

572,500

 

 

 

566,561

 

*The number of customers represents those active during the last month of the period.

 

 

 

 

Degree Days

 

 

 

 

Actual

 

 

1,543

 

 

 

1,274

 

Normal

 

 

1,547

 

 

 

1,550

 

Percent of Normal

 

 

99.7

%

 

 

82.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

(Unaudited)

 

December 31,

(Thousands, except customer, SREC, TREC and megawatt)

 

2022

 

2021

CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Revenues

 

 

 

 

SREC sales

 

$

3,886

 

 

$

2,867

 

TREC sales

 

 

1,202

 

 

 

846

 

Solar electricity sales and other

 

 

4,767

 

 

 

3,654

 

Sunlight Advantage

 

 

2,937

 

 

 

2,816

 

Total Operating Revenues

 

$

12,792

 

 

$

10,183

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

$

5,576

 

 

$

5,233

 

Operating Loss

 

$

(321

)

 

$

(3,972

)

Income Tax Benefit

 

$

(1,837

)

 

$

(2,046

)

Net Loss

 

$

(3,582

)

 

$

(6,821

)

Net Financial Loss

 

$

(3,582

)

 

$

(6,821

)

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Generated

 

 

98,462

 

 

 

92,172

 

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Sold

 

 

16,812

 

 

 

12,200

 

Transition Renewable Energy Certificates Generated

 

 

8,345

 

 

 

6,085

 

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates II Generated

 

 

1,784

 

 

 

 

Solar Megawatts Under Construction

 

 

45.5

 

 

 

77.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENERGY SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues

 

$

321,782

 

 

$

369,244

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

Gas purchases

 

 

233,287

 

 

 

278,687

 

Operation and maintenance expense

 

 

1,123

 

 

 

3,751

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

57

 

 

 

28

 

Total Operating Income

 

$

87,315

 

 

$

86,778

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

64,561

 

 

$

65,744

 

Financial Margin

 

$

72,581

 

 

$

28,487

 

Net Financial Earnings

 

$

52,533

 

 

$

17,567

 

Gas Sold and Managed (Bcf)

 

 

44.2

 

 

 

63.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Revenues

 

$

26,838

 

 

$

12,143

 

Equity in Earnings of Affiliates

 

$

909

 

 

$

1,056

 

Operation and Maintenance Expense

 

$

7,474

 

 

$

7,430

 

Other Income, Net

 

$

1,367

 

 

$

2,509

 

Interest Expense

 

$

6,707

 

 

$

2,136

 

Income Tax Provision

 

$

1,943

 

 

$

343

 

Net Income

 

$

6,243

 

 

$

2,962

 

Net Financial Earnings

 

$

6,243

 

 

$

2,962

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME SERVICES AND OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Revenues

 

$

14,266

 

 

$

13,951

 

Operating Income

 

$

51

 

 

$

862

 

Net (Loss) Income

 

$

(29

)

 

$

447

 

Net Financial (Loss) Earnings

 

$

(29

)

 

$

447

 

Total Service Contract Customers at Dec 31

 

 

102,600

 

 

 

105,373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media:
Mike Kinney
732-938-1031
mkinney@njresources.com

Investor:
Adam Prior
732-938-1145
aprior@njresources.com

Source: New Jersey Resources Corporation