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Dominion Energy Announces Third-Quarter 2021 Earnings |

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) today announced an unaudited net income determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (reported earnings) for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2021, of $654 million ($0.79 per share) compared with a net income of $356 million ($0.41 per share) for the same period in 2020. 

Operating earnings for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2021, were $918 million ($1.11 per share), compared to operating earnings of $916 million ($1.08 per share) for the same period in 2020.

GAAP earnings for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2021, relative to operating earnings reflect the mark-to-market impact of economic hedging activities, regulated asset retirements and other charges, the contribution from Questar Pipelines, which has been accounted for as discontinued operations until divested, and other adjustments.

Operating earnings are defined as reported earnings adjusted for certain items.  Details of operating earnings as compared to prior periods, business segment results and detailed descriptions of items included in reported earnings but excluded from operating earnings can be found on Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this release. 

Guidance

Fourth-quarter 2021 operating earnings are expected to be in the range of $0.85 to $0.95 per share.

The company has narrowed its full-year 2021 operating earnings guidance range to $3.80 to $3.90 per share. Assuming normal weather for the remainder of the year, the company expects operating earnings per share for 2021 to be above the midpoint of this narrowed guidance range. The company also affirmed its long-term earnings and dividend growth guidance.

Webcast today

The company will host its third-quarter 2021 earnings call at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.  Management will discuss matters of interest to financial and other stakeholders including recent financial results.    

A live webcast of the conference call, including accompanying slides and other financial information, will be available on the investor information pages at investors.dominionenergy.com.

For individuals who prefer to join via telephone, domestic callers should dial 1-800-341-6228 and international callers should dial 1-334-777-6993.  The passcode for the telephonic earnings call is 26658770#.  Participants should dial in 10 to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. 

A replay of the webcast will be available on the investor information pages at investors.dominionenergy.com by the end of the day Nov. 5.  A telephonic replay of the earnings call will be available beginning at about 1 p.m. ET on Nov. 5.  Domestic callers may access the recording by dialing 1-877-919-4059.  International callers should dial 1-334-323-0140.  The PIN for the replay is 81282128.

Important note to investors regarding operating, reported earnings

Dominion Energy uses operating earnings as the primary performance measurement of its earnings guidance and results for public communications with analysts and investors.  Dominion Energy also uses operating earnings internally for budgeting, for reporting to the Board of Directors, for the company’s incentive compensation plans and for its targeted dividend payouts and other purposes. Dominion Energy management believes operating earnings provide a more meaningful representation of the company’s fundamental earnings power.

In providing its operating earnings guidance, the company notes that there could be differences between expected reported earnings and estimated operating earnings for matters such as, but not limited to, acquisitions, divestitures or extreme weather events and other natural disasters.  Dominion Energy management is not able to estimate the aggregate impact of these items on future period reported earnings.

About Dominion Energy

More than 7 million customers in 16 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more. 

This release contains certain forward-looking statements, including forecasted operating earnings fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 and beyond which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: unusual weather conditions and their effect on energy sales to customers and energy commodity prices; extreme weather events and other natural disasters; extraordinary external events, such as the current pandemic health event resulting from COVID-19; federal, state and local legislative and regulatory developments; changes to regulated rates collected by Dominion Energy; timing and receipt of regulatory approvals necessary for planned construction or expansion projects and compliance with conditions associated with such regulatory approvals; the inability to complete planned construction projects within time frames initially anticipated; risks and uncertainties that may impact the ability to develop and construct the CVOW Commercial Project within the currently proposed timeline, or at all, and consistent with current cost estimates along with the ability to recover such costs from customers; changes to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, including those related to climate change; cost of environmental compliance; changes in implementation and enforcement practices of regulators relating to environmental standards and litigation exposure for remedial activities; changes in operating, maintenance and construction costs; additional competition in Dominion Energy’s industries; changes in demand for Dominion Energy’s services; receipt of approvals for, and timing of, closing dates for acquisitions and divestitures; impacts of acquisitions, divestitures, transfers of assets by Dominion Energy to joint ventures, and retirements of assets based on asset portfolio reviews; the expected timing and likelihood of the sale of Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline and the sale of Kewaunee, including the ability to obtain the requisite regulatory approvals and the terms and conditions of such regulatory approvals; adverse outcomes in litigation matters or regulatory proceedings; fluctuations in interest rates; fluctuations in currency exchange rates of the Euro or Danish Krone associated with the CVOW Commercial Project; changes in rating agency requirements or credit ratings and their effect on availability and cost of capital; and capital market conditions, including the availability of credit and the ability to obtain financing on reasonable terms.  Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in Dominion Energy’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Dominion Energy, Inc. 

Consolidated Statements of Income *

Unaudited (GAAP Based)

(millions, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Operating Revenue

$     3,176

$      3,607

$   10,084

$    10,651

Operating Expenses

Electric fuel and other energy-related purchases

703

594

1,740

1,758

Purchased electric capacity

26

23

62

36

Purchased gas

60

37

665

561

Other operations and maintenance1

702

2,128

3,000

4,683

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

621

595

1,833

1,751

Other taxes

223

203

702

663

  Total operating expenses

2,335

3,580

8,002

9,452

Income from operations

841

27

2,082

1,199

Other income2

202

281

946

327

Interest and related charges

407

306

978

1,136

Income from continuing operations including noncontrolling

    interests before income tax expense (benefit)

636

2

2,050

390

Income tax expense (benefit)

35

(110)

200

(123)

Net Income from continuing operations including noncontrolling interests 

601

112

1,850

513

Net Income (Loss) from discontinued operations including noncontrolling

interests

65

19

119

(1,753)

Net Income (loss) including noncontrolling interests

$        666

$         131

$     1,969

$    (1,240)

Noncontrolling interests

12

(225)

22

(157)

Net Income (loss) attributable to Dominion Energy

$        654

$         356

$     1,947

$    (1,083)

Reported Income per common share from continuing operations – diluted

$       0.71

$        0.42

$       2.20

$        0.83

Reported Income (Loss) per common share from discontinued operations –

diluted

0.08

(0.01)

0.15

(2.21)

Reported Income (loss) per common share – diluted

$       0.79

$        0.41

$       2.35

$      (1.38)

Average shares outstanding, diluted

810.0

833.8

807.6

837.1

1)Includes impairment of assets and other charges.

2)Includes earnings (loss) from equity method investees.

* The notes contained in Dominion Energy’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q or annual report on Form 10-K are 

  an integral part of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Schedule 1 – Segment Reported and Operating Earnings

Unaudited

(millions, except per share amounts)

Three months ended September 30,

2021

2020

Change

REPORTED EARNINGS1

$          654

$          356

$          298

Pre-tax loss (income)2

413

859

(446)

Income tax2

(149)

(299)

150

Adjustments to reported earnings

264

560

(296)

OPERATING EARNINGS

$          918

$          916

$              2

By segment:

Dominion Energy Virginia

599

613

(14)

Gas Distribution

69

64

5

Dominion Energy South Carolina

151

157

(6)

Contracted Assets

119

112

7

Corporate and Other

(20)

(30)

10

$          918

$          916

$              2

Earnings Per Share (EPS):3

REPORTED EARNINGS 1

$         0.79

$         0.41

$         0.38

Adjustments to reported earnings (after tax)

0.32

0.67

(0.35)

OPERATING EARNINGS

$         1.11

$         1.08

$         0.03

By segment:

Dominion Energy Virginia

0.74

0.74

Gas Distribution

0.08

0.08

Dominion Energy South Carolina

0.19

0.19

Contracted Assets

0.15

0.13

0.02

Corporate and Other

(0.05)

(0.06)

0.01

$         1.11

$         1.08

$         0.03

Common Shares Outstanding (average, diluted)

810.0

833.8

(millions, except earnings per share)

Nine months ended September 30,

2021

2020

Change

REPORTED EARNINGS1

$       1,947

$      (1,083)

$       3,030

Pre-tax loss (income)2

735

4,572

(3,837)

Income tax2

(243)

(1,155)

912

Adjustments to reported earnings

492

3,417

(2,925)

OPERATING EARNINGS

$       2,439

$       2,334

$          105

By segment:

Dominion Energy Virginia

1,464

1,479

(15)

Gas Distribution

415

375

40

Dominion Energy South Carolina

337

326

11

Contracted Assets

373

295

78

Corporate and Other

(150)

(141)

(9)

$       2,439

$       2,334

$          105

Earnings Per Share (EPS):3

REPORTED EARNINGS1

$         2.35

$        (1.38)

$         3.73

Adjustments to reported earnings (after tax)

0.61

4.11

(3.50)

OPERATING EARNINGS

$         2.96

$         2.73

$         0.23

By segment:

Dominion Energy Virginia

1.81

1.77

0.04

Gas Distribution

0.52

0.45

0.07

Dominion Energy South Carolina

0.42

0.39

0.03

Contracted Assets

0.46

0.35

0.11

Corporate and Other

(0.25)

(0.23)

(0.02)

$         2.96

$         2.73

$         0.23

Common Shares Outstanding (average, diluted)

807.6

837.1

1)

Determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

2)

Adjustments to reported earnings are included in Corporate and Other segment reported GAAP earnings.  Refer to Schedules 2 and 3 for details, or find “GAAP Reconciliation” in the Earnings Release Kit on Dominion Energy’s website at investors.dominionenergy.com.

3)

The calculation of operating earnings per share excludes the impact, if any, of fair value adjustments related to the Company’s convertible preferred securities entered in June 2019. Such fair value adjustments, if any, are required for the calculation of diluted reported earnings per share. No adjustments were necessary for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021. No adjustment was necessary for the three months ended September 30, 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the fair value adjustment required for diluted reported earnings per share was $28 million. During each quarter, the calculation of reported and operating earnings per share includes the impact of preferred dividends of $7 million associated with the Series A preferred stock equity units entered in June 2019 and $9 million associated with the Series B preferred stock equity units entered in December 2019. See Forms 10-Q and 10-K for additional information.

 

Schedule 2 – Reconciliation of 2021 Reported Earnings to Operating Earnings

2021 Earnings (Nine months ended September 30, 2021)  

The $735 million pre-tax net effect of the adjustments included in 2021 reported earnings, but excluded from operating earnings, is primarily related to the following items:

  • $12 million net market benefit associated with $309 million from the nuclear decommissioning trusts offset by $297 million in economic hedging activities.
  • $124 million of net income from discontinued operations.
  • $497 million of regulated asset retirements and other charges, including $266 million associated with the settlement of the South Carolina electric rate case, primarily for the write-off of regulatory assets for debt repurchased in 2019, $119 million associated with the proposed settlement of Virginia Power’s 2021 triennial review, and $77 million for forgiveness of Virginia customer accounts in arrears pursuant to Virginia’s 2021 budget process.
  • $127 million of merger and integration-related costs associated with the SCANA Combination, primarily for litigation charges.
  • $88 million of charges associated with workplace realignment primarily related to a corporate office lease termination.
  • $68 million of storm damage and restoration costs associated with ice storms in Virginia Power’s service territory.

(millions, except per share amounts)

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

4Q21

YTD 2021

3

Reported earnings

$1,008

$285

$654

$                  –

$1,947

Adjustments to reported earnings 1:

    Pre-tax loss (income)

(152)

474

413

735

    Income tax

37

(131)

(149)

(243)

(115)

343

264

492

Operating earnings

$893

$628

$918

$                  –

$2,439

Common shares outstanding (average, diluted) 

805.9

806.6

810.0

807.6

Reported earnings per share 2

$1.23

$0.33

$0.79

$                  –

$2.35

Adjustments to reported earnings per share 2

(0.14)

0.43

0.32

0.61

Operating earnings per share 2

$1.09

$0.76

$1.11

$                  –

$2.96

1) Adjustments to reported earnings are reflected in the following table:

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

4Q21

YTD 2021

Pre-tax loss (income):

    Net loss (gain) on NDT funds

(134)

(194)

19

(309)

    Mark-to-market impact of economic hedging activities

(278)

291

284

297

    Discontinued operations – Gas Transmission & Storage segment

(35)

(30)

(59)

(124)

    Regulated asset retirements and other charges

100

278

119

497

    Merger litigation and integration charges

71

48

8

127

    Workplace realignment

71

0

17

88

    Storm damage and restoration costs

51

17

0

68

    Kewaunee decommissioning revision

0

44

0

44

    Other

2

20

25

47

($152)

$474

$413

$                  –

$735

Income tax expense (benefit):   

   Tax effect of above adjustments to reported earnings *

37

(131)

(111)

(205)

   Other

0

0

(38)

(38)

$37

($131)

($149)

$                  –

($243)

*

Income taxes for individual pre-tax items include current and deferred taxes using a transactional effective tax rate. For interim reporting purposes, such amounts may be adjusted in connection with the calculation of the Company’s year-to-date income tax provision based on its estimated annual effective tax rate.

2)

The calculation of operating earnings per share excludes the impact, if any, of fair value adjustments related to the Company’s convertible preferred securities entered in June 2019. Such fair value adjustments, if any, are required for the calculation of diluted reported earnings per share. No adjustments were necessary for the three months ended March 31 or June 30 or for the three and nine months ended September 30. During each quarter of 2021, the calculation of reported and operating earnings per share includes the impact of preferred dividends of $7 million associated with the Series A preferred stock equity units and $9 million associated with the Series B preferred stock equity units. See Forms 10-Q and 10-K for additional information.

3)

YTD EPS may not equal sum of quarters due to share count difference and fair value adjustment associated with the convertible preferred securities.

 

Schedule 3 – Reconciliation of 2020 Reported Earnings to Operating Earnings

2020 Earnings (Twelve months ended December 31, 2020)  

The $4.1 billion pre-tax net effect of the adjustments included in 2020 reported earnings, but excluded from operating earnings, is primarily related to the following items:

  • $2.4 billion net loss from discontinued operations associated with the sale of the Gas Transmission & Storage segment as well as the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.
  • $840 million of charges primarily relating to the planned early retirement of electric generation facilities in Virginia and $257 million of charges for expected customer credit reinvestment offset and customer arrears forgiveness for Virginia utility customers.
  • $626 million for an impairment charge attributable to Dominion Energy’s interests in certain merchant solar generation facilities and a contract termination charge in connection with the sale of Fowler Ridge.
  • $238 million of merger and integration-related costs associated with the SCANA Combination, including $117 million associated with litigation.

(millions, except per share amounts)

1Q20

2Q20

3Q20

4Q20

YTD 2020

Reported earnings (loss)

($270)

($1,169)

$356

$682

($401)

Adjustments to reported earnings 1:

    Pre-tax loss (income)

1,265

2,448

859

(452)

4,120

    Income tax

(207)

(649)

(299)

442

(713)

1,058

1,799

560

(10)

3,407

Operating earnings

$788

$630

$916

$672

$3,006

Common shares outstanding (average, diluted) 

838.2

839.4

833.8

812.8

831.0

Reported earnings (loss) per share 2

($0.34)

($1.52)

$0.41

$0.82

($0.57)

Adjustments to reported earnings per share 2

1.26

2.25

0.67

(0.01)

4.11

Operating earnings per share 2

$0.92

$0.73

$1.08

$0.81

$3.54

1) Adjustments to reported earnings are reflected in the following table:

1Q20

2Q20

3Q20

4Q20

YTD 2020

Pre-tax loss (income):

    Discontinued operations – Gas Transmission & Storage segment *

(161)

2,691

90

(217)

2,403

    Regulated asset retirements and other charges

768

44

200

96

1,108

    Charges associated with interests in merchant renewable generation facilities

0

0

626

0

626

    Merger and integration-related costs

51

22

77

88

238

    Net (gain) loss on NDT funds

538

(393)

(190)

(290)

(335)

    Liability management and financing

31

18

13

0

62

    Mark-to-market impact of economic hedging activities

37

32

(46)

(140)

(117)

    Other **

1

34

89

11

135

$1,265

$2,448

$859

($452)

$4,120

Income tax expense (benefit):   

   Tax effect of above adjustments to reported earnings ***

(224)

(649)

(230)

442

(661)

   Other

17

0

(69)

0

(52)

($207)

($649)

($299)

$442

($713)

*

Amount excludes the 50% interest in Cove Point retained by the Company.

**

Includes social justice commitments and Tropical Storm Isaias.

***

Income taxes for individual pre-tax items include current and deferred taxes using a transactional effective tax rate. For interim reporting purposes, such amounts may be adjusted in connection with the calculation of the Company’s year-to-date income tax provision based on its estimated  annual effective tax rate.

2)

The calculation of operating earnings per share excludes the impact, if any, of fair value adjustments related to the Company’s convertible preferred securities entered in June 2019. Such fair value adjustments, if any, are required for the calculation of diluted reported earnings per share. No adjustments were necessary for the three months ended March 31, September 30 or December 31. For the three months ended June 30, the fair value adjustment required for diluted reported earnings per share calculation was $92 million. For the twelve months ended December 31, the fair value adjustment required for diluted reported earnings per share calculation was $11 million. In each quarter of 2020, the calculation of reported and operating earnings per share includes the impact of preferred dividends of $7 million associated with the Series A preferred stock equity units entered in June 2019 and $9 million associated with the Series B preferred stock equity units entered in December 2019. See Forms 10-Q and 10-K for additional information.

3)

YTD EPS may not equal sum of quarters due to share count difference and fair value adjustment associated with the convertible preferred securities.

 

Schedule 4 – Reconciliation of 3Q21 Earnings to 3Q20

Preliminary, Unaudited

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

(millions, except EPS)

September 30,

September 30,

2021 vs. 2020

2021 vs. 2020

Increase / (Decrease)

Increase / (Decrease)

Reconciling Items

Amount

EPS

Amount

EPS

Change in reported earnings (GAAP)

$298

$0.38

$3,030

$3.73

Change in Pre-tax loss (income) 1

(446)

(3,837)

Change in Income tax 1

150

912

Adjustments to reported earnings

($296)

($0.35)

($2,925)

($3.50)

Change in consolidated operating earnings

$2

$0.03

$105

$0.23

Dominion Energy Virginia 

Regulated electric sales:

Weather

($19)

($0.02)

$46

$0.05

Other

22

0.03

(18)

(0.02)

Rider equity return

16

0.02

26

0.03

Electric capacity

(8)

(0.01)

(21)

(0.03)

Planned outage costs

1

0.00

(13)

(0.02)

Depreciation & amortization

(12)

(0.01)

(23)

(0.03)

Renewable energy investment tax credits

(5)

(0.01)

(1)

0.00

Other

(9)

(0.02)

(11)

(0.01)

Share accretion

0.02

0.07

Change in contribution to operating earnings

($14)

$0.00

($15)

$0.04

Gas Distribution

Regulated gas sales:

Weather

($1)

$0.00

$2

$0.00

Other

8

0.01

15

0.02

Rider equity return

8

0.01

29

0.03

Interest expense, net

(2)

0.00

14

0.02

Other

(8)

(0.02)

(20)

(0.02)

Share accretion

0.00

0.02

Change in contribution to operating earnings

$5

$0.00

$40

$0.07

Dominion Energy South Carolina 

Regulated electric sales:

Weather

($13)

($0.02)

$2

$0.00

Other

19

0.02

31

0.04

Regulated gas sales

1

0.00

6

0.01

Interest expense, net

1

0.00

7

0.01

Other

(14)

(0.01)

(35)

(0.04)

Share accretion

0.01

0.01

Change in contribution to operating earnings

($6)

$0.00

$11

$0.03

Contracted Assets

Margin

($2)

$0.00

$19

$0.02

Planned outage costs

3

0.00

28

0.03

Renewable energy investment tax credits

0

0.00

23

0.03

Other

6

0.02

8

0.01

Share accretion

0.00

0.02

Change in contribution to operating earnings

$7

$0.02

$78

$0.11

Corporate and Other 

Share accretion and other

$10

$0.01

($9)

($0.02)

Change in contribution to operating earnings

$10

$0.01

($9)

($0.02)

Change in consolidated operating earnings

$2

$0.03

$105

$0.23

Change in adjustments included in reported earnings1

$296

$0.35

$2,925

$3.50

Change in consolidated reported earnings

$298

$0.38

$3,030

$3.73

1)

Adjustments to reported earnings are included in Corporate and Other segment reported GAAP earnings. Refer to Schedules 2 and 3 for details, or find “GAAP Reconciliation” in the Earnings Release Kit on Dominion Energy’s website at investors.dominionenergy.com.

Note: Figures may not sum due to rounding

 

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