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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 
FORM 8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 16, 2018

 
 
 
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon
001-5532-99
     93-0256820          
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
     (I.R.S. Employer          
     Identification No.)          
121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (503) 464-8000
 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

[ ]
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ ]

 





Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02.

On February 16, 2018, Portland General Electric Company (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. The press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report.

Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.

The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01.

At 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, February 16, 2018, the Company will hold its annual earnings call and webcast, and will utilize a slide presentation in conjunction with the earnings call. A copy of the slide presentation is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
 
Exhibits.
99.1
 
99.2
 


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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
 
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
 
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
February 15, 2018
 
By:
/s/ James F. Lobdell
 
 
 
 
James F. Lobdell
 
                                                                             
 
 
Senior Vice President of Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


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Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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Portland General Electric
One World Trade Center
121 S.W. Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97204

News Release
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
February 16, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Media Contact:
 
Investor Contact:
Steve Corson
 
Chris Liddle
Corporate Communications
 
Investor Relations
Phone: 503-464-8444
 
Phone: 503-464-7458

Portland General Electric reports 2017 financial results and initiates 2018 earnings guidance

Full-year 2017 financial results on target excluding the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Initiating 2018 earnings guidance of $2.10 to $2.25 per diluted share
Filed 2019 General Rate Case with the Oregon Public Utility Commission

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) today reported net income based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) of $187 million, or $2.10 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2017. This compares with $193 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2016. After adjusting for the impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), non-GAAP net income was $204 million, or $2.29 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2017. GAAP-based net income was $42 million, or 48 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017. This compares with $61 million, or 68 cents per diluted share, for the comparable period of 2016. After adjusting for the impacts of the TCJA, non-GAAP net income was $59 million, or 67 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017. Looking forward, the company is initiating full-year 2018 earnings guidance of $2.10 to $2.25 per diluted share.

“I’m very proud of our employees’ accomplishments in delivering outstanding service to our growing customer base and in collaborating with our stakeholders and customers on our Integrated Resource Plan,” said Maria Pope, president and CEO. “We are focused on meeting customer expectations for safe, reliable, affordable, clean and secure energy.”

2017 earnings compared to 2016 earnings

Before reflecting the impact of the TCJA, annual earnings per diluted share increased year-over-year. Favorable weather had a positive impact on gross margin. This impact was partially offset by adjustments to net deferred taxes as a result of the TCJA, increased service restoration expenses resulting from unusually high storm activity, and depreciation expense and carrying costs related to previously reported incremental construction costs for Carty. Additionally, annual earnings per diluted share decreased due to lower production tax credit generation, higher depreciation and amortization expenses related to additional investments, and higher employee benefits expenses.





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2018 earnings guidance

PGE is initiating full-year 2018 earnings guidance of $2.10 to $2.25 per diluted share, which includes the impact of a warmer than normal weather in January 2018. Additional assumptions include the following:

A decline in retail deliveries between 0 and 1 percent, weather adjusted;
Average hydro conditions;
Wind generation based on five years of historical levels or forecast studies when historical data is not available;
Normal thermal plant operations;
Operating and maintenance costs between $575 and $595 million; and
Depreciation and amortization expense between $365 and $385 million.

The guidance provided assumes OPUC approval of the Company’s intended filing of a deferral application to recover the revenue requirement associated with the customer information system replacement project (Customer Touchpoints), which is expected to be placed in service in the second quarter of 2018.

Company Updates

2019 General Rate Case

On February 15, 2018, PGE filed a general rate case with a 2019 test year (2019 GRC), which would result in an overall customer price increase of 4.8 percent, after adjusting for the effects of the TCJA, effective in January of 2019.

“We are respectful of the impact price increases can have on our customers, and we are committed to protecting affordability,” said Pope. “We’re making necessary investments in our grid to maintain the safe and reliable service customers expect, and we’re upgrading our customer service systems to provide better, more secure service.”

PGE’s grid investments include:
Replacing or upgrading electrical equipment that poses a reliability risk
Equipping substations with technology that will shorten outages
Strengthening IT systems to protect against cyber and other potential threats
Adding infrastructure to accommodate rapid growth in the region while maintaining reliability for all customers

The requested price increase reflects:
Return on equity of 9.5 percent
Capital structure of 50 percent debt and 50 percent equity
Cost of capital of 7.31 percent
Rate base of $4.86 billion
Annual revenue increase of $86 million, net of customer credits and supplemental tariff updates

PGE expects the Commission to issue a final order in December 2018, with new prices effective in January of 2019. The specific impact on individual customers’ bills will vary depending on usage and customer class. If the OPUC approves PGE’s request as submitted, typical residential customers using a monthly average of 800 kilowatt-hours of power would see their bill increase by about $6.50 per month.

2018 General Rate Case

On January 1, 2018, new customer prices went into effect pursuant to the OPUC order issued in PGE’s 2018 GRC. The OPUC authorized a $16 million increase in annual revenues, representing an approximate 1 percent overall increase in customer prices. In addition, the order approved a capital structure of 50 percent debt and 50 percent equity, a return on equity of 9.5 percent, a cost of capital of 7.35 percent, and a rate base of $4.5 billion.

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The general rate case filings, as well as copies of the orders, direct testimony, exhibits, and stipulations are available on the OPUC website at www.oregon.gov/puc.

Integrated Resource Planning

In November 2016, PGE filed an IRP (2016 IRP) with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC). The 2016 IRP addressed acquisition of additional resources to meet Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements and replace energy and capacity from Boardman, which will cease coal-fired operations at the end of 2020. Further actions identified through 2021 are expected to offset expiring power purchase agreements and integrate variable energy resources, such as wind or solar generation facilities.

In August 2017, the OPUC acknowledged PGE’s 2016 IRP and the following primary action plan items:
Meet additional capacity needs of 561 MW, of which 240 MW must be dispatchable, in 2021;
Acquire a total of 135 MWa of cost-effective energy efficiency;
Acquire at least 77 MW (winter) and 69 MW (summer) demand response through 2020 and 16 MW of dispatchable standby generation from customers to help manage peak load conditions and other supply contingencies;
Submit one or more energy storage proposals, and;
Perform voltage reduction and various research and studies related to flexible capacity and curtailment metrics, customer insights, decarbonization, risks associated with Direct Access, treatment of market capacity, accessing resources from Montana, and load forecasting improvements.

In December 2017, PGE received acknowledgement from the OPUC of the filed addendum to the 2016 IRP for the procurement of 100 MWa of RPS compliant renewable resources.

Since issuing the 2016 IRP, PGE has identified a potential benchmark wind resource that could have a nameplate capacity of up to 300 MW that would meet the acknowledged need for renewable resources and qualify for the federal Production Tax Credit. The Company continues to explore this option and should due diligence be completed and agreements reached, the potential benchmark resource would be submitted into the RFP and considered along with other renewable resource proposals. The RFP process will include oversight by an independent evaluator and review by the OPUC.

In December 2017, the OPUC approved PGE’s application for waiver of the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of capacity. PGE has now finalized bilateral power purchase agreements for a total capacity of 300 MW.

Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017, the TCJA was enacted and signed into law with an effective date of January 1, 2018. The reduction of the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% required the Company to remeasure its existing deferred income tax balances as of December 31, 2017. As a result of the Company’s remeasurement, net deferred tax liabilities on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets were reduced by $340 million.

Of the remeasurement amount, $357 million has been deferred as a regulatory liability and is expected to be refunded to customers over time. The remaining remeasurement amount of $17 million represents a reduction to net deferred tax assets related to other business items, primarily comprised of deferred tax assets related to the Company’s non-qualified employee benefit plans. The Company has recorded a $17 million charge to the results of operations, reflected as an increase in income tax expense in the Company’s consolidated statements of income for the period ended December 31, 2017.


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As a result of the TCJA, PGE expects to incur lower income tax expense in 2018 than what was estimated in setting customer prices in the Company’s 2018 GRC. In addition to the effects of the 2017 remeasurement of deferred income taxes, PGE has proposed to defer and refund the 2018 expected net benefits of the TCJA under a deferral application filed with the OPUC on December 29, 2017. If approved as requested, any refund to customers of the net benefits associated with the TCJA in 2018 would be subject to an earnings test and limited by the Company’s previously authorized regulated return on equity.

The impact of the TCJA may differ from these amounts due to, among other things, changes in interpretations and assumptions the Company has made; federal tax regulations, guidance or orders that may be issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and OPUC; and actions the Company may take as a result of the TCJA.















































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2017 Annual Operating Results

Earnings Reconciliation of 2016 to 2017
($ in millions, except EPS)
Pre-Tax Income

Net Income*

Diluted EPS***

Reported 2016
$243
$193
$2.16
Revenue
 
 
 
Electric retail price change
(5
)
(3
)
(0.04
)
Electric retail volume change
71

43

0.48

Change in decoupling deferral
10

6

0.07

Electric wholesale price and volume change
2

1

0.02

Other Items
8

5

0.06

Change in Revenue
86

52

0.59

Power Cost
 
 
 
Change in average power cost
38

23

0.25

Change purchased power and generation
(13
)
(8
)
(0.09
)
Change in Power Costs
25

15

0.16

O&M



Generation, transmission, distribution
(23
)
(14
)
(0.15
)
Administrative and general
(17
)
(10
)
(0.11
)
Change in O&M
(40
)
(24
)
(0.26
)
Other Items



Depreciation & amortization
(24
)
(15
)
(0.16
)
AFDC Equity**
(9
)
(9
)
(0.10
)
Other Items
(8
)
(5
)
(0.06
)
Production Tax Credits
 
(7
)
(0.08
)
Tax Reform: Net Deferred Tax Asset Remeasurement
 
(17
)
(0.19
)
Adjustment for effective vs statutory tax rate

3

0.04

Change in Other Items
(41
)
(50
)
(0.55
)
Reported 2017
$273
$187
$2.10
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP Earnings Reconciliation for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017
($ in millions, except EPS)
 
 
 
GAAP-based as reported for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017
$187
$2.10
Exclusion of Tax Reform Remeasurement
17

0.19

Non-GAAP adjusted earnings for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017
$204
$2.29
 
 
 
 
GAAP-based as reported for the three months ended December 31, 2017
$42
$0.48
Exclusion of Tax Reform Remeasurement
17

0.19

Non-GAAP adjusted earnings for the three months ended December 31, 2017
$59
$0.67
 
 
 
 
* After tax adjustments based on PGE’s statutory tax rate of 39.5%
 
 
** Statutory tax rate does not apply to AFDC equity
 
 
 
*** Some values may not foot due to rounding
 
 
 


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Revenues increased $86 million, or 4.5%, in 2017 compared with 2016 as a result of the items discussed below.

Total retail revenues increased $77 million, or 4.3%, in 2017 compared with 2016, primarily due to the net effect of:
A $71 million increase due to a 3.9% increase in retail energy deliveries consisting of a 7.2% increase in residential deliveries, a 2.8% increase in industrial deliveries, and a 1.3% increase in commercial deliveries. Considerably cooler temperatures in the first half of 2017 than experienced in 2016 combined with warmer temperatures in the summer cooling season in 2017, both drove deliveries higher in 2017 than in 2016.
A $10 million increase resulting from the Decoupling mechanism, as an estimated $13 million collection was recorded in 2017; and
A $5 million increase, directly offset in Depreciation and amortization expense, related to the accelerated cost recovery of Colstrip, partially offset by
A $5 million reduction as a result of overall price changes, which includes a $55 million reduction in revenues attributable to lower NVPC, as filed in the 2017 AUT; and
A $3 million decrease due to higher customer credits related to the USDOE settlement in connection with operation of the ISFSI at the former Trojan nuclear power plant site. Such credits are directly offset in Depreciation and amortization expense.

Total heating degree-days in 2017 were above the 15-year average and considerably greater than total heating degree-days in 2016. Total cooling degree-days in 2017 exceeded the 15-year average by 49% and were considerably higher than 2016. The following table presents the number of heating and cooling degree-days in 2017 and 2016, along with the 15-year averages, reflecting that weather had a considerable influence on comparative energy deliveries:
 
Heating Degree-Days
 
Cooling Degree-Days   
 
2017
 
2016
 
15-Year Average
 
2017
 
2016
 
15-Year Average
1st quarter
2,171

 
1,585

 
1,867

 

 

 

2nd quarter
686

 
403

 
689

 
129

 
154

 
70

3rd quarter
78

 
78

 
78

 
571

 
394

 
399

4th quarter
1,623

 
1,486

 
1,599

 

 

 
2

Total
4,558

 
3,552

 
4,233

 
700

 
548

 
471

Increase (decrease) from the 15-year average
8
%
 
(16
)%
 
 
 
49
%
 
16
%
 
 

On a weather-adjusted basis, total retail energy deliveries in 2017 were 0.6% below 2016 levels. PGE projects that retail energy deliveries for 2018 will be nearly comparable to slightly lower than 2017 weather-adjusted levels, reflecting the closure of a large paper customer in late 2017 as well as continued energy efficiency and conservation efforts.

Wholesale revenues result from sales of electricity to utilities and power marketers made in the Company’s efforts to secure reasonably priced power for its retail customers, manage risk, and administer its current long-term wholesale contracts. Such sales can vary significantly from year to year as a result of economic conditions, power and fuel prices, hydro and wind availability, and customer demand.

In 2017, the $2 million, or 2%, increase in wholesale revenues from 2016 consisted of a $7 million increase that resulted as a 7% increase in average prices was received when the Company sold power into the wholesale market, partially offset by a $5 million decrease related to 5% less wholesale sales volume.

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Other operating revenues increased $7 million, or 19%, in 2017 from 2016, as the sale of excess natural gas not used to fuel the Company’s generating facilities accounted for the majority of the increase.

Actual NVPC, which consists of Purchased power and fuel expense net of Wholesale revenues, decreased $27 million in 2017 compared with 2016. The decrease attributable to changes in Purchased power and fuel expense was the result of a 6% decline in the average variable power cost per MWh, offset slightly by a 2% increase in total system load. The decrease in actual NVPC was also driven by a 7% increase in the average price per MWh of wholesale power sales, offset slightly by a 5% decrease in the volume of wholesale energy deliveries as a greater portion of its system load was used to meet retail load requirements, largely due to the effects of weather.

For 2017, actual NVPC, as calculated for regulatory purposes under the PCAM, was $15 million above the 2017 baseline NVPC. In 2016, NVPC was $10 million below the anticipated baseline.

Generation, transmission, and distribution expense increased $23 million, or 8%, in 2017 compared with 2016. The increase was driven by the combination of $10 million in higher costs due to the addition of Carty, $8 million higher service restoration and storm costs, $3 million higher plant maintenance expenses, and $2 million higher information technology expenses.

Administrative and other expense increased $17 million, or 7%, in 2017 compared with 2016, primarily due to $12 million higher overall labor and employee benefit expenses and $3 million higher legal costs attributable to Carty.

Depreciation and amortization expense in 2017 increased $24 million, or 7%, compared with 2016. The increase was primarily driven by $26 million higher expense resulting from capital additions, offset by a $3 million reduction in expense due to higher amortization credits in 2017 of the regulatory liability for the ISFSI spent fuel settlement. The overall impact resulting from the amortization of the regulatory assets and liabilities is directly offset by corresponding reductions in retail revenues.

Taxes other than income taxes expense increased $4 million, or 3%, in 2017 compared with 2016, driven by $2 million higher Oregon property taxes and $2 million higher payroll taxes.

Interest expense increased $8 million, or 7%, in 2017 compared with 2016 due to a $4 million decrease in the credits for the allowance for borrowed funds used during construction (primarily due to the Carty plant being placed in service in 2016) and increased expense of $3 million resulting from a 5% increase in the average balance of debt outstanding.

Other income, net was $17 million in 2017 compared to $22 million in 2016, with the decrease primarily due to lower allowance for equity funds used during construction, which resulted from Carty being placed in service during 2016.

Income tax expense increased $36 million, or 72%, in 2017 compared to 2016. The change relates to a $13 million increase due to higher pre-tax income and $7 million due to lower production tax credits. Additionally, Income tax expense increased $17 million due to the remeasurement of deferred taxes pursuant to the change in corporate tax rates in the TCJA.


Fourth Quarter 2017 earnings call and web cast — Feb. 16, 2018


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PGE will host a conference call with financial analysts and investors on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. ET. The conference call will be web cast live on the PGE website at PortlandGeneral.com. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 through Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Maria Pope, president and CEO; Jim Lobdell, senior vice president of finance, CFO, and treasurer; and Chris Liddle, manager, investor relations and treasury, will participate in the call. Management will respond to questions following formal comments.

The attached unaudited consolidated statements of income, condensed consolidated balance sheets, and condensed consolidated statements of cash flows, as well as the supplemental operating statistics, are an integral part of this earnings release.

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About Portland General Electric Company

Portland General Electric Company is a vertically integrated electric utility that serves approximately 875,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Portland/Salem metropolitan area of Oregon. The company’s headquarters are located at 121 S.W. Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204. Visit PGE’s website at PortlandGeneral.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Statements in this news release that relate to future plans, objectives, expectations, performance, events and the like may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding earnings guidance; statements regarding future load, hydro conditions, wind conditions and operating and maintenance costs; statements concerning implementation of the company’s integrated resource plan; statements concerning future compliance with regulations limiting emissions from generation facilities and the costs to achieve such compliance; as well as other statements containing words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “promises,” “expects,” “should,” “conditioned upon,” and similar expressions. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including reductions in demand for electricity and the sale of excess energy during periods of low wholesale market prices; operational risks relating to the company’s generation facilities, including hydro conditions, wind conditions, disruption of fuel supply, and unscheduled plant outages, which may result in unanticipated operating, maintenance and repair costs, as well as replacement power costs; the costs of compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including those that govern emissions from thermal power plants; changes in weather, hydroelectric and energy markets conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of purchased power and fuel; changes in capital market conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of capital and result in delay or cancellation of capital projects; failure to complete capital projects on schedule or within budget, or the abandonment of capital projects which could result in the company’s inability to recover project costs; the outcome of various legal and regulatory proceedings; and general economic and financial market conditions. As a result, actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to the company on the date hereof and such statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Prospective investors should also review the risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s most recent annual report on form 10-K and the company’s reports on forms 8-K and 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and the risks described therein from time to time.
POR-F
Source: Portland General Electric Company

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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Years Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Revenues, net
$
515

 
$
524

 
$
2,009

 
$
1,923

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased power and fuel
149

 
162

 
592

 
617

Generation, transmission and distribution
74

 
87

 
309

 
286

Administrative and other
67

 
62

 
264

 
247

Depreciation and amortization
88

 
77

 
345

 
321

Taxes other than income taxes
29

 
30

 
123

 
119

Total operating expenses
407

 
418

 
1,633

 
1,590

Income from operations
108

 
106

 
376

 
333

Interest expense, net
30

 
30

 
120

 
112

Other income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allowance for equity funds used during construction
3

 
2

 
12

 
21

Miscellaneous income, net
1

 
1

 
5

 
1

Other income, net
4

 
3

 
17

 
22

Income before income taxes
82

 
79

 
273

 
243

Income taxes
40

 
18

 
86

 
50

Net income
42

 
61

 
187

 
193

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding (in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
89,056

 
88,927

 
89,056

 
88,896

Diluted
89,176

 
89,085

 
89,176

 
89,054

Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.48

 
$
0.68

 
$
2.10

 
$
2.17

Diluted
$
0.48

 
$
0.68

 
$
2.10

 
$
2.16



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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

 
 
As of December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
39

 
6

Accounts receivable, net
168

 
155

Unbilled revenues
106

 
107

Inventories, at average cost:
 
 
 
Materials and supplies
52

 
50

Fuel
26

 
32

Regulatory assets—current
62

 
36

Other current assets
73

 
77

Total current assets
526

 
463

Electric utility plant:
 
 
 
Generation
4,667

 
4,597

Transmission
547

 
521

Distribution
3,543

 
3,343

General
550

 
501

Intangible
607

 
572

Construction work-in-progress
391

 
213

Total electric utility plant

10,305

 
9,747

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

(3,564
)
 
(3,313
)
Electric utility plant, net

6,741

 
6,434

Regulatory assets - noncurrent
438

 
498

Nuclear decommissioning trust
42

 
41

Non-qualified benefit plan trust
37

 
34

Other noncurrent assets
54

 
57

Total assets

7,838

 
7,527





















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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

 
As of December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
132

 
$
129

Liabilities from price risk management activities—current
59

 
44

Current portion of long-term debt

 
150

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
241

 
254

Total current liabilities
432

 
577

Long-term debt, net of current portion
2,426

 
2,200

Regulatory liabilities—noncurrent
1,288

 
958

Deferred income taxes
376

 
669

Unfunded status of pension and postretirement plans
284

 
281

Liabilities from price risk management activities—noncurrent
151

 
125

Asset retirement obligations
167

 
161

Non-qualified benefit plan liabilities
106

 
105

Other noncurrent liabilities
192

 
107

Total liabilities
5,422

 
5,183

Commitments and contingencies
 
 
 
Equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, no par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

Common stock, no par value, 160,000,000 shares authorized; 89,114,265 and 88,946,704 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively
1,207

 
1,201

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(8
)
 
(7
)
Retained earnings
1,217

 
1,150

Total equity
2,416

 
2,344

Total liabilities and equity
$
7,838

 
$
7,527



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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

 
Years Ended December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2015
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
187

 
$
193

 
$
172

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
345

 
321

 
305

Deferred income taxes
70

 
37

 
40

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
(12
)
 
(21
)
 
(21
)
Pension and other postretirement benefits
24

 
28

 
34

Unrealized losses on non-qualified benefit plan trust assets
2

 
5

 
6

Decoupling mechanism deferrals, net of amortization
(22
)
 
(6
)
 
14

Other non-cash income and expenses, net
29

 
7

 
22

Changes in working capital:
 
 
 
 
 
(Increase) in receivables and unbilled revenues
(3
)
 
(9
)
 
(11
)
(Increase) decrease in margin deposits
(3
)
 
25

 
(22
)
Increase in payables and accrued liabilities
5

 
15

 
6

Other working capital items, net
1

 
(4
)
 
(4
)
Contribution to non-qualified employee benefit trust
(8
)
 
(10
)
 
(9
)
Other, net
(18
)
 
(28
)
 
(12
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
597

 
553

 
520

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(514
)
 
(584
)
 
(598
)
Purchases of nuclear decommissioning trust securities
(18
)
 
(25
)
 
(19
)
Sales of nuclear decommissioning trust securities
21

 
27

 
22

Distribution from nuclear decommissioning trust

 

 
50

Sales tax refund received - Tucannon River Wind Farm

 

 
23

Other, net
(3
)
 
(3
)
 

Net cash used in investing activities
(514
)
 
(585
)
 
(522
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
$
225

 
$
290

 
$
145

Payments on long-term debt
(150
)
 
(133
)
 
(442
)
Proceeds from issuances of common stock, net of issuance costs

 

 
271

(Maturities) issuances of commercial paper, net

 
(6
)
 
6

Dividends paid
(118
)
 
(110
)
 
(97
)
Other
(7
)
 
(7
)
 
(4
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(50
)
 
34

 
(121
)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
33

 
2

 
(123
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year
6

 
4

 
127

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year
$
39

 
$
6

 
$
4

 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash paid for:
 
 
 
 
 
Interest, net of amounts capitalized
$
110

 
$
104

 
$
108

Income taxes
18

 
16

 
3

Non-cash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued capital additions
53

 
50

 
32

Accrued dividends payable
31

 
30

 
28

Assets obtained under leasing arrangements
87

 
78

 


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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING STATISTICS
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Years Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Revenues (dollars in millions):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
$
254

 
$
259

 
$
969

 
$
907

Commercial
168

 
173

 
669

 
665

Industrial
54

 
55

 
212

 
208

Subtotal
476

 
487

 
1,850

 
1,780

Other accrued (deferred) revenues, net
3

 
(2
)
 
10

 
3

Total retail revenues
479

 
485

 
1,860

 
1,783

Wholesale revenues
26

 
29

 
105

 
103

Other operating revenues
10

 
10

 
44

 
37

Total revenues
$
515

 
$
524

 
$
2,009

 
$
1,923

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy sold and delivered (MWh in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail energy sales:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
2,053

 
2,070

 
7,880

 
7,348

Commercial
1,739

 
1,784

 
6,932

 
6,932

Industrial
756

 
800

 
2,943

 
2,968

Total retail energy sales
4,548

 
4,654

 
17,755

 
17,248

Direct access retail deliveries:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial
151

 
122

 
623

 
525

Industrial
295

 
290

 
1,340

 
1,198

Total direct access retail deliveries
446

 
412

 
1,963

 
1,723

Total retail energy sales and direct access deliveries
4,994

 
5,066

 
19,718

 
18,971

Wholesale energy deliveries
857

 
731

 
3,193

 
3,352

Total energy sold and delivered
5,851

 
5,797

 
22,911

 
22,323

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average number of retail customers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
 
 
 
 
762,211

 
752,365

Commercial
 
 
 
 
107,364

 
106,460

Industrial
 
 
 
 
199

 
195

Direct access
 
 
 
 
559

 
376

Total retail customers
 
 
 
 
870,333

 
859,396


 
Heating Degree-days
 
Cooling Degree-days
 
2017
2016
Average
 
2017
2016
Average
First quarter
2,171

1,585

1,867

 



Second quarter
686

403

689

 
129

154

70

Third quarter
78

78

78

 
571

394

399

Fourth Quarter
1,623

1,486

1,599

 


2

Year-to-date
4,558

3,552

4,233

 
700

548

471

Note: “Average” amounts represent the 15-year rolling averages provided by the National Weather Service (Portland Airport).


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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING STATISTICS, continued
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Years Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Sources of energy (MWh in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Generation:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thermal:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas
2,246

 
1,794

 
6,228

 
5,811

Coal
773

 
957

 
3,344

 
3,492

Total thermal
3,019

 
2,751

 
9,572

 
9,303

Hydro
421

 
415

 
1,774

 
1,629

Wind
358

 
353

 
1,641

 
1,912

Total generation
3,798

 
3,519

 
12,987

 
12,844

Purchased power:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Term
1,487

 
1,606

 
7,192

 
6,961

Hydro
316

 
381

 
1,648

 
1,541

Wind
57

 
60

 
264

 
301

Total purchased power
1,860

 
2,047

 
9,104

 
8,803

Total system load
5,658

 
5,566

 
22,091

 
21,647

Less: wholesale sales
(857
)
 
(731
)
 
(3,193
)
 
(3,352
)
Retail load requirement
4,801

 
4,835

 
18,898

 
18,295




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exhibit992q42017ecslides
Portland General Electric Earnings Conference Call Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Exhibit 99.2


 
Cautionary Statement Information Current as of February 16, 2018 Except as expressly noted, the information in this presentation is current as of February 16, 2018 — the date on which PGE filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 — and should not be relied upon as being current as of any subsequent date. PGE undertakes no duty to update this presentation, except as may be required by law. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this news release that relate to future plans, objectives, expectations, performance, events and the like may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding earnings guidance; statements regarding future load, hydro conditions and operating and maintenance costs; statements concerning implementation of the company’s integrated resource plan; statements concerning future compliance with regulations limiting emissions from generation facilities and the costs to achieve such compliance; as well as other statements containing words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “promises,” “expects,” “should,” “conditioned upon,” and similar expressions. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including reductions in demand for electricity; the sale of excess energy during periods of low demand or low wholesale market prices; operational risks relating to the company’s generation facilities, including hydro conditions, wind conditions, disruption of fuel supply, and unscheduled plant outages, which may result in unanticipated operating, maintenance and repair costs, as well as replacement power costs; failure to complete capital projects on schedule or within budget, or the abandonment of capital projects, which could result in the company’s inability to recover project costs; the costs of compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including those that govern emissions from thermal power plants; changes in weather, hydroelectric and energy markets conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of purchased power and fuel; changes in capital market conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of capital and result in delay or cancellation of capital projects; the outcome of various legal and regulatory proceedings; and general economic and financial market conditions. As a result, actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to the company on the date hereof and such statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Prospective investors should also review the risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s most recent annual report on form 10-K and the company’s reports on forms 8-K and 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and the risks described therein from time to time. 2


 
Leadership Presenting Today Jim Lobdell Senior VP of Finance, CFO & Treasurer Maria Pope President & CEO On Today's Call • Financial performance • Accomplishments • Economic Update • Energy Imbalance Market participation • 2016 Integrated Resource Plan • 2019 General Rate Case • Tax reform • Financial update • Earnings guidance 3


 
2017 Earnings Results NI in millions Q4 2017 Q4 2016 FY 2017 FY 2016 Net Income $42 $61 $187 $193 Diluted EPS $0.48 $0.68 $2.10 $2.16 Non-GAAP Diluted EPS $0.67 $0.68 $2.29 $2.16 2016 EPS: $2.16 2017 EPS: $2.10 Non-GAAP 2017 EPS: $2.29 4 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q3 Q4 Non- GAAP EPS: $0.67 Tax Reform $0.19 Q1 Q2 Q4


 
Accomplishments Best in West Among Large Utilities for Business Customer Satisfaction J.D. Power Top Quartile Customer Satisfaction Residential and Business Customers Market Strategies International 5 Top Decile Customer Satisfaction Key Customers TQS Research, Inc.


 
• Oregon's job market in 2017 was the strongest on record, with full-year total unemployment a record-low 4.0%1 • Oregon's annual GDP growth averaged 3.3% over the past two decades2 • Residential customer base increased approximately 1.3% over the past year Economic Update (1) Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (2) U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 6


 
Western Energy Imbalance Market 7 Completed first full quarter as a market participant, marking an important step as we continue to invest in clean, reliable energy • Captured lowest-cost resources available throughout six participating states • Better managed short-term variations of our customers' load and variable renewable generation • Analyzing participation in the potential expansion of the California ISO's day-ahead market


 
8 2016 Integrated Resource Plan A flexible, balanced plan that reflects our commitment to a low-carbon future and in keeping with the Oregon Clean Electricity Plan -- process includes continuing dialog with OPUC staff and stakeholders Renewable Procurement • Procurement of renewables (100 MWa) to meet Oregon Clean Electricity Plan • RFP process to commence in early 2018; decision expected by year-end • Potential benchmark resource identified Capacity Need Executed contracts for 300 MWs through bilateral procurement processes: • 200 MW of annual-capacity with five-year terms beginning 2021 • 100 MW of seasonal peak capacity during summer and winter periods with a five- year term beginning 2019 Timeline: • December 2017: IRP acknowledged • Q1 2018: Initiate RFP process • End of 2018: Complete Renewable RFP


 
2019 General Rate Case 9 Key drivers Investments in the system to better serve customers and continue building a smarter, more resilient grid • Return on equity of 9.5% • Capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity • Rate base of $4.86 billion • Customer price increase of approx. 4.8%, net of tax reform, effective Jan. 1, 2019 Timeline • Filed with the OPUC Feb. 15, 2018 • Regulatory review to occur throughout 2018 • Final order expected from the commission by end-of-year


 
Tax Reform • Filed a deferral application with the OPUC ▪ Defer regulatory items with a 2017 and 2018 financial impact into future years ▪ Proposed that any refund be subject to an earnings test, tied to ROE • Cash flow and credit metrics remain strong 10


 
2017 Earnings Bridge Earnings per diluted share 11 2016 Weather Storm Service Restoration Carty D&A PTCs Employee Benefits & Other Deferred Tax Remeasure- ment 2017 $2.29 $2.29 Non-GAAP EPS Excluding the remeasurement of deferred taxes


 
Capital Planning 12 (1) Does not include any capital related to the 2016 renewable RFP or energy storage Current Capital Outlook Investments include: • Upgrade and replacement of aging generation, transmission and distribution equipment • Strengthening the power grid for earthquakes, cyberattacks and other potential threats • New customer information system and technology tools $511 $551 $ millions


 
Liquidity & Financing Total Liquidity as of 12/31/2017 (in millions) Credit Facilities $ 720 Commercial Paper — Letters of Credit $ (67 ) Cash $ 39 Available $ 692 Ratings S&P Moody's Senior Secured A- A1 Senior Unsecured BBB A3 Commercial Paper A-2 Prime-2 Outlook Positive Stable ($ in millions) Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 First Mortgage Bonds Issue up to $100 million 13


 
Guidance & Assumptions 2018 EPS Guidance: $2.10 - $2.25 • Retail deliveries decline between 0% and 1%, weather-adjusted • Warmer-than-normal weather in January • Average hydro conditions for the year • Wind generation for the year based on five years of historic levels or forecast studies when historical data is not available • Normal thermal plant operations • Operating and maintenance costs between $575 and $595 million • Depreciation and amortization expense between $365 and $385 million • Assumes OPUC approval of the customer information and meter data management systems deferral application. 14


 
2018 Key Initiatives 15 • Maintain our high level of Operational Excellence • Invest in reliable and clean energy • Build a smarter, more resilient grid