Business News: CenterPoint Energy Reports Second Quarter 2019

Reiterate 2019 EPS guidance and 5-year guidance basis EPS growth target

Utility Operations led company to a strong second quarter performance

HOUSTON, TX (STL.News) – CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today reported income available to common shareholders of $165 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared with a loss of $75 million, or $0.17 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2018.  On a guidance basis, second quarter 2019 earnings were $0.35 per diluted share, excluding certain impacts associated with the Vectren merger (the merger). Second quarter 2018 earnings, on a guidance basis and excluding certain impacts associated with the merger, were $0.30 per diluted share.  “We remain confident in our anticipated 2019 full-year results driven by strong performance from our utility operations and a continued focus on cost management,” said Scott M. Prochazka, president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy.  “Integration efforts continue to progress well, and we’re pleased with the strong cash flows from our non-utility businesses. These businesses continue to be a source of cash for utility investment, which promotes growth for and strengthens our utility infrastructure allowing us to serve our customers.”

NOTE: this is not the complete report.