Now, on slide four, I would like to review results for our principal lines of business. South Carolina Electric & Gas Company's 2012 first quarter earnings per share denoted in blue were flat compared to the first quarter of 2011. Electric margin was $0.07 higher due to increases under the Base Load Review Act, net of the $0.01 weather decline. This increase in margin was offset by higher operating and maintenance expenses, interest expense and depreciation, as well as share dilution. Total weather-normalized electric sales to residential and commercial customers were relatively flat over the first quarter.Industrial sales were down approximately 2% due to reduced production at one of our largest customers as a result of a fire. We understand this customer's production will likely be limited for the majority of the year. PSNC Energy's earnings for the first quarter of 2012 shown in red were $0.24 per share compared to $0.25 per share in 2011. Increases in customer growth were slightly more than offset by higher operating and maintenance expenses and share dilution.
SCANA's Management Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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