AVANGRID Provides Strategic Update at 2022 Investor Day
- Financial outlook of 6-7% EPS and Adjusted EPS compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2022-2025 including PNM Resources
- Investing approximately $15 billion through 2025 ($8.1 billion excluding PNM Resources), centered around regulated Networks business
- Reaffirming 2022 Earnings per share (EPS) and Adjusted EPS of $2.20-$2.38
- Optimizing onshore and offshore assets and strengthening the balance sheet through asset rotation and partnerships
- Targeting carbon neutrality in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030
ORANGE, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, and a core member of the IBERDROLA group, will hold its Investor Day at the New York Stock Exchange on September 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. AVANGRID’s executive team will outline AVANGRID’s position to provide clean and affordable energy services while leading the way in the U.S.’s clean energy transition. The executive team will provide the investment community with details on the Company’s long-term strategic platform which will drive growth and the financial outlook through 2025.
“AVANGRID is driven by our commitment to execution, growth and value creation,” said Pedro Azagra, chief executive officer of AVANGRID. “Our business mix of regulated and renewables contracted businesses is one of our primary differentiators, as it positions us to fully capitalize on all the benefits the energy transition will bring. In the next several years, we plan to strengthen our position with a disciplined investment plan of approximately $15 billion through 2025, $8.1 billion without PNM Resources. Through our Networks business, we are working to modernize the grid and further integrate clean energy into the system. We are also one of the top renewable energy companies by installed capacity and are leading the way in the development of offshore wind, which is a critical step in the energy transition. These investments in both the regulated and contracted renewables will generate predictable earnings and cash flow through and beyond our 2022 to 2025 long-term outlook.”
For those not able to attend today in person, full access to the AVANGRID Investor Day presentations and audio-only webcast will be available in the Investors’ section on the company’s website at avangrid.com. An audio-only webcast replay of the event will be accessible at avangrid.com shortly after the completion of the event.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs more than 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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- the future financial performance, anticipated liquidity and capital expenditures;
- actions or inactions of local, state or federal regulatory agencies;
- the ability to recruit and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce in the competitive labor market;
- changes in amount, timing or ability to complete capital projects;
- adverse developments in general market, business, economic, labor, regulatory and political conditions including, without limitation, the impacts of inflation, deflation, supply-chain interruptions and changing prices and labor costs, including the Department of Commerce’s anti-circumvention petition that could adversely impact renewable solar energy projects;
- the impacts of climate change, fluctuations in weather patterns and extreme weather events;
- technological developments;
- the impact of extraordinary external events, such as any cyber breaches or other incidents, grid disturbances, acts of war or terrorism, civil or social unrest, natural disasters, pandemic health events or other similar occurrences, including the ongoing geopolitical conflict with Russia and Ukraine;
- the impact of any change to applicable laws and regulations, including those subject to referendums and legal challenges, affecting the ownership and operations of electric and gas utilities and renewable energy generation facilities, respectively, including, without limitation, those relating to the environment and climate change, taxes, price controls, regulatory approval and permitting;
- our ability to close the proposed Merger, the anticipated timing and terms of the proposed Merger, our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed Merger and our ability to manage the risks of the proposed Merger;
- the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on business and economic conditions, including but not limited to impacts from consumer payment behavior and supply chain delays, and the pace of recovery from the pandemic;
- the implementation of changes in accounting standards;
- adverse publicity or other reputational harm; and
- other presently unknown unforeseen factors.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the SEC, and we encourage you to consult such disclosures.
Use of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we consider adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA with Tax Credits as financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures we use are specific to AVANGRID and the non-GAAP financial measures of other companies may not be calculated in the same manner. We use these non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to U.S. GAAP measures, to establish operating budgets and operational goals to manage and monitor our business, evaluate our operating and financial performance and to compare such performance to prior periods and to the performance of our competitors. We believe that presenting such non-GAAP financial measures is useful because such measures can be used to analyze and compare profitability between companies and industries by eliminating the impact of certain non-cash charges. In addition, we present non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they and other similar measures are widely used by certain investors, securities analysts and other interested parties as supplemental measures of performance.
We define adjusted net income as net income adjusted to exclude mark-to-market earnings from changes in the fair value of derivative instruments used by AVANGRID to economically hedge market price fluctuations in related underlying physical transactions for the purchase and sale of electricity and costs incurred in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, and costs incurred related to the PNMR Merger. We believe adjusted net income is more useful in understanding and evaluating actual and projected financial performance and contribution of AVANGRID core lines of business and to more fully compare and explain our results. The most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure to adjusted net income is net income. We also define adjusted earnings per share, or adjusted EPS, as adjusted net income converted to an earnings per share amount.
We define adjusted EBITDA as adjusted net income adjusted to fully exclude the effects of net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net of capitalization, other (income) expense and (earnings) losses from equity method investments. We further define adjusted EBITDA with tax credits as adjusted EBITDA adding back the pre-tax effect of retained Production Tax Credits (PTCs) and Investment Tax Credits (ITCs) and PTCs allocated to tax equity investors. The most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure to adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA with tax credits is net income.
The use of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, AVANGRID’s U.S. GAAP financial information, and investors are cautioned that the non-GAAP financial measures are limited in their usefulness, may be unique to AVANGRID, and should be considered only as a supplement to AVANGRID’s U.S. GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and have limitations as analytical tools.
Non-GAAP financial measures are not primary measurements of our performance under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to operating income, net income or any other performance measures determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
Investors and others should note that AVANGRID routinely posts important information on its website and considers the Investor Relations section, www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/Investors, a channel of distribution.
Analysts: Alvaro Ortega, Alvaro.Ortega@Avangrid.com, 207-629-7412
Media: Kimberly Harriman, Kimberly.Harriman@Avangrid.com, 203-343-4481