This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

UniSource Energy Reports 2011 Earnings, Increases Quarterly Dividend, And Issues Earnings Guidance For 2012

UniSource Energy Corporation (NYSE: UNS) today reported 2011 net income of $110 million, or $2.75 per share of common stock on a fully diluted basis, compared with $113 million, or $2.86 per diluted share in 2010.

“Our financial results in 2011 were consistent with our expectations,” said Paul Bonavia, UniSource Energy’s Chairman and CEO. “Providing safe, reliable service to our customers remains our number one priority, and we took several important steps during the year to strengthen the operational performance and improve the long-term financial position of our utility companies.”

UniSource Energy and its utility subsidiaries completed various financing activities during 2011 that strengthened the companies’ balance sheets, enhanced liquidity, and reduced exposure to variable rate debt. The companies invested in infrastructure improvements that will enhance reliability and increase operational flexibility.

“TEP is in the fourth year of a base-rate freeze,” said Bonavia. “Frozen rates and an economy in the very early stages of recovery will constrain our financial performance in 2012,” Bonavia said. “We will continue to focus on operational efficiencies to maintain tight control of our costs.”

UniSource Energy’s earnings for 2012 are estimated to be in the range of $2.05 to $2.35 per diluted share. The mid-point of the range assumes consolidated base operations and maintenance (O&M) expense of $270 million, which is the same level of base O&M expense recorded in 2011. TEP’s estimated retail kWh sales in 2012, which assume normal weather patterns, are expected to be approximately 0.7 percent below 2011 sales. Cooling degree days during 2011 were 3.7 percent above normal.

Under the terms of TEP’s last settlement agreement, approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) in November 2008, the company can file a rate case on or after July 1, 2012. The parties to the 2008 settlement committed to using best efforts to implement new rates within 13 months of the filing date.

1 of 6

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,120.77 +69.04 0.40%
S&P 500 1,984.66 +11.03 0.56%
NASDAQ 4,457.94 +33.2360 0.75%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto
Advertising Partners

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs