Ameren Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

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.

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Ameren Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 0% to $0.22 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.22 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 11.04% to $1.48 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Ameren Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.22 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.28. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.63 billion.

Quoting Management: “First quarter earnings from our rate-regulated utilities were in line with our expectations reflecting colder winter temperatures and continued disciplined cost management,” said Thomas R. Voss, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corporation. “Today, we are also establishing 2013 earnings guidance for continuing operations in the range of $2.00 to $2.20 per share. The presentation of guidance on a continuing operations basis reflects classification of the merchant generation business as discontinued operations in the first quarter.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 2.25% from $1.51 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 57.14% from $0.14 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.5 to a profit $0.54. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.08 to a profit of $2.11 over the last ninety days.

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