Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Ameren Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 0% to $0.14 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.14 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Decreased 4.37% to $1.51 billion from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Ameren Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.14 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.2. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.76 billion.
Quoting Management: “Adjusted earnings for 2012 were in line with both our narrowed November and our initial year-ago guidance ranges,” said Thomas R. Voss, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corporation. “I am proud of several significant accomplishments in 2012. These include record safety metrics as well as strong electric distribution system reliability and operating performance at our energy centers. In addition, we advanced our plans to invest in electric transmission projects, including obtaining additional FERC approvals for constructive rate treatments for our investments. Further, we received a needed electric rate increase in Missouri that became effective in early 2013.”
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