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Constellation Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Earnings Release Highlights

  • GAAP Net Loss of ($111) million and Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) of $603 million for the second quarter of 2022
  • Reaffirming guidance range for full year 2022 Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) from $2,350M - $2,750M
  • Landmark climate legislation under consideration in Congress
  • Announced agreements with Bank of America and PNC Bank to procure carbon-free energy and RECs to reduce their carbon footprints through Constellation’s CORe retail power product

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2022-- Constellation Energy Corporation (Nasdaq: CEG) today reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2022.

“The landmark climate legislation currently under consideration in Congress is a clear affirmation of the value of our carbon-free nuclear fleet and its indispensable role as part of the clean energy infrastructure needed to achieve our nation’s ambitious climate goals,” said Joe Dominguez, president and CEO of Constellation. “It touches every one of the environmental, public health and job-creating priorities we laid out on day one, including providing the foundation to support the ongoing operation of U.S. nuclear energy sources, establishing a clean hydrogen economy, enabling the expansion of renewable resources and safeguarding our nation’s energy security in a way that is affordable. We continued to win new customer business and demonstrate our industry-leading operational performance during the second quarter, and we are pursuing new clean-energy opportunities as we work to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free future.”

“We delivered solid financial results during the quarter, earning $603 million in adjusted EBITDA backed by higher realized energy prices and lower nuclear fuel costs. We have reaffirmed our full-year, adjusted EBITDA guidance of $2.35 billion to $2.75 billion,” said Daniel Eggers, chief financial officer of Constellation. “Our balance sheet and liquidity position remain strong, and our investment grade balance sheet continues to give us a valuable competitive advantage in today's volatile markets.”

Second Quarter 2022

Our GAAP Net Loss for the second quarter of 2022 increased to ($111) million from a ($61) million GAAP Net Loss in the second quarter of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2022 decreased to $603 million from $656 million in the second quarter of 2021. For the reconciliations of GAAP Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP), refer to the tables beginning on page 3.

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) in the second quarter of 2022 primarily reflects:

  • Decreased capacity revenues and unfavorable impacts of planned nuclear outages; partially offset by favorable market and portfolio conditions.

Recent Developments and Second Quarter Highlights

  • Consideration of the Inflation Reduction Act by Congress: On July 27, 2022, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin announced they have reached an agreement on budget reconciliation legislation, known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The legislation provides a nine-year production tax credit to support carbon-free nuclear energy resources in recognition of their critical role in addressing the climate crisis. It also creates a tax credit for the production of clean hydrogen, which can be made with nuclear and other carbon-free energy resources. Climate experts have identified hydrogen as a critical resource to help remove emissions from difficult-to-decarbonize sectors of the economy.
  • Largest Offsite Renewable Deal to Date: Constellation entered into a 15-year, 300 MW agreement with developer Doral Renewables to receive approximately 600,000 MWh annually from Mammoth Central, the third and final phase of the Mammoth Solar project in Indiana. To support the expansion of this project, we signed separate long-term Constellation Offsite Renewables (CORe) agreements with retail customers, including:
    • Bank of America: Our 160 MW agreement with Bank of America will help to power approximately 17 percent of its global electricity consumption with clean, renewable energy from a portion of the Mammoth Central project and is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with its energy use by more than 95,000 metric tons annually.
    • PNC Bank: Our 78 MW agreement with PNC will help the company purchase renewable energy equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 50 percent of its legacy operations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, District of Columbia and part of Illinois. The transaction will advance PNC toward its goal of reaching 100 percent renewable purchased electricity by 2025 while reducing its carbon footprint by 55,000 metric tons annually.

The CORe retail power product increases businesses’ access to new-build renewable energy projects by removing the significant hurdles associated with traditional offsite power purchase agreements (PPAs). By combining the simplified contracting and aggregation process of CORe with the commitment and involvement from sustainability-minded companies, Constellation is able to offer more customers access to the economic and sustainability benefits of large-scale, offsite renewable energy projects. CORe is among Constellation’s suite of products that help customers achieve their carbon reduction goals, including opportunities to match power usage hour-by-hour with locally produced carbon-free energy on a 24/7/365 basis.

  • Nuclear Operations: Our nuclear fleet, including our owned output from the Salem Generating Station, produced 42,522 gigawatt-hours (GWhs) in the second quarter of 2022, compared with 43,072 GWhs in the second quarter of 2021. Excluding Salem, our nuclear plants at ownership achieved a 94.2% capacity factor for the second quarter of 2022, compared with 93.8%1 for the second quarter of 2021. The number of planned refueling outage days was 66 in both the second quarter of 2022 and the second quarter of 2021. There were 15 non-refueling outage days in the second quarter of 2022 and seven in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Natural Gas, Oil, and Renewables Operations: The dispatch match rate for our gas and hydro fleet was 99.6% in the second quarter of 2022, compared with 99.5% in the second quarter of 2021. Energy capture for the wind and solar fleet was 95.3% in the second quarter of 2022, compared with 96.0% in the second quarter of 2021. The lower performance in the quarter was driven by delays in turbine maintenance repairs at certain wind sites.

GAAP/Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2022 and 2021, respectively, does not include the following items that were included in our reported GAAP Net Loss:

 

(in millions)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

GAAP Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders

$

(111)

$

(61)

Income Taxes

 

(270)

 

110

Depreciation and Amortization

 

277

 

930

Interest Expense, Net

 

56

 

76

Unrealized Gain on Fair Value Adjustments

 

(24)

 

(447)

Asset Impairments

 

 

492

Plant Retirements and Divestitures

 

(8)

 

49

Decommissioning-Related Activities

 

684

 

(513)

Pension & OPEB Non-Service Costs

 

(33)

 

(14)

Separation Costs

 

31

 

6

COVID-19 Direct Costs

 

 

7

Acquisition Related Costs

 

 

2

ERP System Implementation Costs

 

5

 

3

Change in Environmental Liabilities

 

8

 

Cost Management Program

 

 

3

Noncontrolling Interests

 

(12)

 

13

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

603

$

656

1Prior year capacity factor was previously reported as 93.7%. The update reflects a change to the ratio from using the full average annual mean capacity to the net monthly mean capacity when calculating capacity factor. There is no change to actual output and the full year capacity factor would be the same under both methodologies.

Webcast Information

We will discuss second quarter 2022 earnings in a conference call scheduled for today at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast and associated materials can be accessed at https://investors.constellationenergy.com.

About Constellation

Constellation Energy Corporation (Nasdaq: CEG) is the nation’s largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy and a leading supplier of energy products and services to millions of homes, institutional customers, the public sector, community aggregations and businesses, including three fourths of Fortune 100 companies. A Fortune 200 company headquartered in Baltimore, our fleet of nuclear, hydro, wind and solar facilities have the generating capacity to power approximately 20 million homes, providing 10 percent of all carbon-free energy on the grid in the U.S. Our fleet is helping to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy with more than 32,400 megawatts of capacity and annual output that is nearly 90 percent carbon-free. We have set a goal to achieve 100 percent carbon-free power generation by 2040 by leveraging innovative technology and enhancing our diverse mix of hydro, wind and solar resources paired with the nation’s largest nuclear fleet. Follow Constellation on Twitter @ConstellationEG.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In analyzing and planning for our business, we supplement our use of net income as determined under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), with Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) as a performance measure. Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) reflects an additional way of viewing our business that, when viewed with our GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation to GAAP net income included above, may provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures and is, by definition, an incomplete understanding of our business, and must be considered in conjunction with GAAP measures. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) is neither a standardized financial measure, nor a presentation defined under GAAP and may not be comparable to other companies’ presentations or deemed more useful than the GAAP information provided elsewhere in this press release and earnings release attachments. We have provided the non-GAAP financial measure as supplemental information and in addition to the financial measures that are calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) should not be deemed more useful than, a substitute for, or an alternative to the most comparable GAAP Net Income measure provided in this earnings release and attachments. This press release and earnings release attachments provide reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, are posted on our website: www.ConstellationEnergy.com, and have been furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K on August 4, 2022.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Words such as “could,” “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “will,” “targets,” “goals,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “predicts,” and variations on such words, and similar expressions that reflect our current views with respect to future events and operational, economic, and financial performance, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made by Constellation Energy Corporation and Constellation Energy Generation, LLC, (Registrants) include those factors discussed herein, as well as the items discussed in (1) the Registrants' 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K in (a) Part I, ITEM 1A. Risk Factors, (b) Part II, ITEM 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and (c) Part II, ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data: Note 19, Commitments and Contingencies; (2) the Registrants' Second Quarter 2022 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (to be filed on August 4, 2022) in (a) Part II, ITEM 1A. Risk Factors, (b) Part I, ITEM 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and (c) Part I, ITEM 1. Financial Statements: Note 15, Commitments and Contingencies; and (3) other factors discussed in filings with the SEC by the Registrants.

Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, which apply only as of the date of this press release. Neither of the Registrants undertakes any obligation to publicly release any revision to its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Constellation Energy Corporation

GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations and

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) Reconciling Adjustments

(unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

 

GAAP (a)

 

Non-GAAP Adjustments

 

 

 

GAAP (a)

 

Non-GAAP Adjustments

 

 

Operating revenues

$

        5,465

 

 

$

             (298

)

 

(b),(c)

 

$

        4,153

 

 

$

             (239

)

 

(b),(c)

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchased power and fuel

 

          3,508

 

 

 

               (328

)

 

(b)

 

 

          1,947

 

 

 

               (515

)

 

(b),(d)

Operating and maintenance

 

          1,273

 

 

 

                  80

 

 

(c),(d),(h),(i),(j),(k)

 

 

          1,474

 

 

 

                368

 

 

(c),(d),(e),(f),(g),(h),(i),(j),(k), (p)

Depreciation and amortization

 

             277

 

 

 

                277

 

 

(l)

 

 

             930

 

 

 

                930

 

 

(l)

Taxes other than income taxes

 

             133

 

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

 

 

             118

 

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

          5,191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          4,469

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) gain on sales of assets and businesses

 

                (2

)               

 

 

                   (2

)

 

(d)

 

 

                 8

 

 

 

                    1

 

 

(d)

Operating income (loss)

 

             272

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            (308

)           

 

 

 

 

Other income and (deductions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

              (56

)             

 

 

                 (56

)

 

(m)

 

 

              (76

)             

 

 

                 (76

)

 

(m)

Other, net

 

            (654

)           

 

 

               (669

)

 

(b),(c),(d),(i),(j),(q)

 

 

             508

 

 

 

                503

 

 

(b),(c),(d)

Total other income and (deductions)

 

            (710

)           

 

 

 

 

 

 

             432

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

 

            (438

)           

 

 

 

 

 

 

             124

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

            (328

)           

 

 

               (328

)

 

(n)

 

 

             110

 

 

 

                110

 

 

(n)

Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliates

 

                (3

)               

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

 

 

                (1

)               

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

            (113

)           

 

 

 

 

 

 

               13

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

                (2

)               

 

 

                 (12

)

 

(o)

 

 

               74

 

 

 

                  13

 

 

(o)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

$

          (111

)           

 

 

 

 

 

$

            (61

)             

 

 

 

 

Effective tax rate

 

74.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

88.7

%

 

 

 

 

Earnings per average common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

         (0.34

)          

 

 

 

 

 

$

             —

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

$

         (0.34

)          

 

 

 

 

 

$

             —

 

 

 

 

 

Average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

             327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               —

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

             328

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               —

 

 

 

 

 

 
  1. Results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP).
  2. Adjustment for mark-to-market on economic hedges and fair value adjustments related to gas imbalances and equity investments.
  3. Adjustment for all gains and losses associated with NDTs, ARO accretion, ARO remeasurement, and any earnings neutral impacts of contractual offset for Regulatory Agreement Units.
  4. Adjustments related to plant retirements and divestitures.
  5. In 2021, adjustment primarily for reorganization and severance costs related to cost management programs.
  6. In 2021, adjustment for direct costs related to COVID-19 consisting primarily of costs to acquire personal protective equipment, costs for cleaning supplies and services, and costs to hire healthcare professionals to monitor the health of employees.
  7. In 2021, adjustment for costs related to the acquisition of Electricite de France SA's (EDF's) interest in CENG, which was completed in the third quarter of 2021.
  8. Adjustment for costs related to a multi-year Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) system implementation.
  9. Adjustment for costs related to the separation primarily comprised of system-related costs, third-party costs paid to advisors, consultants, lawyers, and other experts assisting in the separation.
  10. Adjustment for Pension and OPEB Non-Service costs. Historically, we were allocated our portion of pension and OPEB non-service costs from Exelon, which was included in Operating and maintenance expense. Effective February 1, 2022, the non-service cost components will not be included in Other, net.
  11. Adjustment for changes in environmental liabilities.
  12. Adjustment for depreciation and amortization expense.
  13. Adjustment for interest expense.
  14. Adjustment for income taxes.
  15. Adjustment for elimination of the noncontrolling interest related to certain adjustments, primarily relating to CRP in 2022 and CENG in 2021.
  16. In 2021, adjustment for an impairment in the New England asset group and an impairment recorded as a result of the sale of the Albany Green Energy biomass facility.
  17. In 2022, includes amounts contractually owed to Exelon under the tax matters agreement.

Constellation Energy

GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations and

Adjusted (non-GAAP) EBITDA Reconciling Adjustments

(unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2021

 

GAAP (a)

 

Non-GAAP Adjustments

 

 

 

GAAP (a)

 

Non-GAAP Adjustments

 

 

Operating revenues

$

      11,056

 

 

$

          (1,217

)

 

(b),(c)

 

$

        9,712

 

 

$

             (322

)

 

(b),(c)

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchased power and fuel

 

          7,059

 

 

 

            (1,131

)

 

(b)

 

 

          6,557

 

 

 

               (698

)

 

(b),(d)

Operating and maintenance

 

          2,477

 

 

 

                131

 

 

(c),(d),(h),(i),(j),(k)

 

 

          2,476

 

 

 

                205

 

 

(c),(d),(e),(f),(g),(h),(i),(j),(k), (p)

Depreciation and amortization

 

             557

 

 

 

                557

 

 

(l)

 

 

          1,869

 

 

 

             1,869

 

 

(l)

Taxes other than income taxes

 

             268

 

 

 

                    2

 

 

(i)

 

 

             239

 

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

        10,361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        11,141

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sales of assets and businesses

 

               13

 

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

 

 

               79

 

 

 

                  69

 

 

(d)

Operating income (loss)

 

             708

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         (1,350

)        

 

 

 

 

Other income and (deductions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

            (112

)           

 

 

               (112

)

 

(m)

 

 

            (148

)           

 

 

               (148

)

 

(m)

Other, net

 

            (973

)           

 

 

               (992

)

 

(b),(c),(d), (i),(j),(q)

 

 

             675

 

 

 

                656

 

 

(b),(c),(d)

Total other income and (deductions)

 

         (1,085

)        

 

 

 

 

 

 

             527

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

 

            (377

)           

 

 

 

 

 

 

            (823

)           

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

            (381

)           

 

 

               (381

)

 

(n)

 

 

              (70

)             

 

 

                 (70

)

 

(n)

Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliates

 

                (6

)               

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

 

 

                (3

)               

 

 

                  —

 

 

 

Net loss

 

                (2

)               

 

 

 

 

 

 

            (756

)           

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

                 3

 

 

 

                 (25

)

 

(o)

 

 

               98

 

 

 

                   (6

)

 

(o)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

$

              (5

)               

 

 

 

 

 

$

          (854

)           

 

 

 

 

Effective tax rate(q)

 

101.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.5

%

 

 

 

 

Earnings per average common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

         (0.02

)          

 

 

 

 

 

$

             —

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

$

         (0.02

)          

 

 

 

 

 

$

             —

 

 

 

 

 

Average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

             327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               —

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

             328

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               —

 

 

 

 

 

 
  1. Results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP).
  2. Adjustment for mark-to-market on economic hedges and fair value adjustments related to gas imbalances and equity investments.
  3. Adjustment for all gains and losses associated with NDTs, ARO accretion, ARO remeasurement, and any earnings neutral impacts of contractual offset for Regulatory Agreement Units.
  4. Adjustments related to plant retirements and divestitures.
  5. In 2021, adjustment primarily for reorganization and severance costs related to cost management programs.
  6. In 2021, adjustment for direct costs related to COVID-19 consisting primarily of costs to acquire personal protective equipment, costs for cleaning supplies and services, and costs to hire healthcare professionals to monitor the health of employees.
  7. In 2021, adjustment for costs related to the acquisition of Electricite de France SA's (EDF's) interest in CENG, which was completed in the third quarter of 2021.
  8. Adjustment for costs related to a multi-year Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) system implementation.
  9. Adjustment for costs related to the separation primarily comprised of system-related costs, third-party costs paid to advisors, consultants, lawyers, and other experts assisting in the separation, and employee-related severance costs.
  10. Adjustment for Pension and OPEB Non-Service costs. Historically, we were allocated our portion of pension and OPEB non-service costs from Exelon, which was included in Operating and maintenance expense. Effective February 1, 2022, the non-service cost components will not be included in Other, net.
  11. Adjustment for changes in environmental liabilities.
  12. Adjustment for depreciation and amortization expense.
  13. Adjustment for interest expense.
  14. Adjustment for income taxes.
  15. Adjustment for elimination of the noncontrolling interest related to certain adjustments, primarily relating to CRP in 2022 and CENG in 2021.
  16. In 2021, adjustment for an impairment in the New England asset group and an impairment recorded as a result of the sale of the Albany Green Energy biomass facility.
  17. In 2022, includes amounts contractually owed to Exelon under the tax matters agreement.

 

Paul Adams
Corporate Communications
410-470-4167

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Investor Relations
833-447-2783

Source: Constellation Energy Corporation