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Edison International Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 26, 2018 - Edison International (NYSE: EIX) today reported second quarter 2018 net income of $276 million, or $0.85 per share, compared to net income of $278 million, or $0.85 per share, in the second quarter 2017. As adjusted, second quarter 2018 core earnings were $274 million, or $0.85 per share. There were no non-core items in the second quarter 2017.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is awaiting a proposed decision from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on its 2018 General Rate Case (GRC). Consequently, during the second quarter of 2018, SCE recognized revenue from CPUC activities largely based on 2017 authorized base revenue requirements included in customer rates with reserves taken for known items including the July 2017 cost of capital decision and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform). The revenue requirement ultimately adopted by the CPUC will be retroactive to January 1, 2018. SCE's second quarter 2018 earnings decreased by $10 million, or $0.03 per share, from the second quarter 2017. The decrease in earnings resulted from higher operation and maintenance expenses related to wildfire insurance and higher net financing costs, partially offset by higher revenue. Revenue increased in 2018 due to a refund to customers for prior overcollections recorded in the second quarter 2017.
Edison International Parent and Other’s second quarter 2018 losses from continuing operations decreased by $8 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to second quarter 2017, consisting of $6 million, or $0.03 per share, of lower core losses and $2 million of higher non-core income. The decrease in core losses was due to the absence of a goodwill impairment recorded during 2017 and lower corporate expenses, partially offset by the impact of Tax Reform on pre-tax losses and tax benefits recorded in 2017 related to the settlement of 2007-2012 federal income tax audits. The higher non-core income for the second quarter 2018 primarily related to the sale of SoCore Energy. There were no Edison International Parent and Other non-core items in the second quarter 2017 results.
"We continue our efforts along multiple paths to resolve wildfire-related issues," said Pedro Pizarro, president and chief executive officer of Edison International. "Additionally, we are successfully moving forward on regulatory initiatives that we believe are necessary to meet the 2030 climate goals set forth by California. Our company remains focused on improving our safety culture and broader operational excellence, and on delivering solutions to be a key enabler of our State’s long-term policy vision. We are awaiting a decision on our 2018 General Rate Case and, until then, our comparative results are not meaningful."
For the six months ended June 30, 2018, Edison International reported net income of $494 million, or $1.52 per share, compared to $640 million, or $1.96 per share, during the same period in 2017. Edison International’s core earnings were $536 million, or $1.65 per share, compared to $639 million, or $1.96 per share, in the year-to-date period in 2017.
The following information was filed by Southern California Edison Co on Thursday, July 26, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.