PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) management will meet with institutional shareholders this week during several meetings on the West Coast. During the meetings, management will affirm the company’s 2012 consolidated ongoing earnings guidance range of $1.20 to $1.32 per diluted share. Background: PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2011 consolidated operating revenues of $1.3 billion, excluding First Choice Power. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,530 megawatts of generation capacity and serves electricity to more than 735,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.PNMResources.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Statements made in this news release that relate to future events or PNM Resources’ (“PNMR”), Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (“PNM”), or Texas-New Mexico Power Company’s (“TNMP”) (collectively, the “Company”) expectations, projections, estimates, intentions, goals, targets, and strategies are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and estimates. PNMR, PNM, and TNMP assume no obligation to update this information. Because actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, PNMR, PNM, and TNMP caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. PNMR's, PNM's, and TNMP's business, financial condition, cash flow, and operating results are influenced by many factors, which are often beyond their control, that can cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These factors include: the ability of PNM and TNMP to recover costs and earn allowed returns in regulated jurisdictions; the ability of the Company to successfully forecast and manage its operating and capital expenditures; state and federal regulatory, legislative, and judicial decisions and actions on ratemaking matters; state and federal regulation or legislation relating to environmental matters, including the resultant impacts on the operations and economic viability of PNM's generating plants; the risk that recently enacted reliability standards regarding available transmission capacity may negatively impact the operation of PNM's transmission system; the performance of generating units, transmission systems, and distribution systems, which could be negatively affected by a number of significant operational issues; variability of prices and volatility and liquidity in the wholesale power and natural gas markets; changes in price and availability of fuel and water supplies; uncertainties surrounding the mine fire incident at the mine supplying coal to San Juan Generating Station; uncertainty surrounding the status of PNM's participation in jointly-owned generation projects resulting from the scheduled expiration of the operational documents for the projects; the risks associated with completion of generation, transmission, distribution, and other projects; regulatory, financial, and operational risks inherent in the operation of nuclear facilities, including spent fuel disposal uncertainties; uncertainty regarding the requirements and related costs of decommissioning power plants and coal mines supplying certain power plants, as well as the ability to recover decommissioning costs from customers; the impacts on the electricity usage of the Company's customers due to performance of state, regional, and national economies and mandatory energy efficiency measures, weather, seasonality, and other changes in supply and demand; the Company's ability to access the financial markets, including disruptions in the credit markets, actions by ratings agencies, and fluctuations in interest rates; the potential unavailability of cash from PNMR's subsidiaries due to regulatory, statutory, or contractual restrictions; the impacts of decreases in the values of marketable equity securities maintained to provide for nuclear decommissioning and pension and other postretirement benefits; the effectiveness of risk management and commodity risk transactions; the outcome of legal proceedings, including the extent of insurance coverage; and changes in applicable accounting principles.
Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThe Company uses ongoing earnings, ongoing earnings per diluted share (or ongoing diluted earnings per share) and return on retail rate base to evaluate the operations of the Company and to establish goals for management and employees. While the Company believes these financial measures are appropriate and useful for investors, they are not measures presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (GAAP). The Company does not intend for these measures, or any piece of these measures, to represent any financial measure as defined by GAAP. Furthermore, the Company’s calculations of these measures as presented may or may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company uses ongoing earnings guidance to provide investors with management's expectations of ongoing financial performance over the period presented. While the Company believes ongoing earnings guidance is an appropriate measure, it is not a measure presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company does not intend for ongoing earnings guidance to represent an expectation of net earnings as defined by GAAP. Management is generally not able to estimate the impact of the reconciling items between ongoing earnings guidance and forecasted GAAP earnings, nor their probable impact on GAAP earnings; therefore, management is generally not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent for earnings guidance.