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MGE Energy Reports Third-Quarter Earnings

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2019-- MGE Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGEE) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2019.

MGE Energy's earnings for the third quarter of 2019 were $30.7 million, or 88 cents per share, compared to $29.5 million, or 85 cents per share, for the same period in the prior year.

During the third quarter of 2019, an increase in owned renewable generation assets contributed to electric earnings growth compared to the prior year. The completion of the Saratoga Wind Farm added generation assets in 2019. The Two Creeks and Badger Hollow Solar projects are under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Electric retail sales remained relatively flat quarter over quarter. The average daily temperature for both the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 was measured at normal levels.

MGE Energy, Inc.

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Operating revenue

 

$

138,198

 

$

137,795

 

Operating income

 

$

38,738

 

$

39,798

 

Net income

 

$

30,657

 

$

29,506

 

Earnings per share (basic and diluted)

 

$

0.88

 

$

0.85

 

Weighted average shares outstanding (basic and diluted)

 

 

34,668

 

 

34,668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Operating revenue

 

$

427,914

 

$

419,689

 

Operating income

 

$

89,032

 

$

90,217

 

Net income

 

$

70,212

 

$

67,858

 

Earnings per share (basic and diluted)

 

$

2.03

 

$

1.96

 

Weighted average shares outstanding (basic and diluted)

 

 

34,668

 

 

34,668

 

About MGE Energy

MGE Energy is a public utility holding company. Its principal subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric, generates and distributes electricity to 153,000 customers in Dane County, Wis., and purchases and distributes natural gas to 161,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE's roots in the Madison area date back more than 150 years.

Source: MGE Energy, Inc.

Steve B. Schultz
Corporate Communications Manager
608-252-7219 | sbschultz@mge.com