Con Edison Reports 2012 Earnings
New York, NY, February 4, 2013 - Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) [NYSE: ED] reported 2012 net income for common stock of $1,138 million or $3.88 a share compared with $1,051 million or $3.59 a share in 2011. Earnings from ongoing operations, which exclude the net mark-to-market effects of the competitive energy businesses (CEBs), were $1,098 million or $3.75 a share in 2012 compared with $1,064 million or $3.64 a share in 2011.
For the fourth quarter of 2012, net income for common stock was $207 million or $0.71 a share compared with $190 million or $0.65 a share in the fourth quarter of 2011. Earnings from ongoing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012, which exclude the net mark-to-market effects of the CEBs, were $203 million or $0.69 a share compared with $219 million or $0.74 a share in the fourth quarter of 2011.
“Our regulated utilities and competitive energy businesses continued to perform well in 2012,” said Kevin Burke, Con Edison’s chairman, president, and CEO. “We faced an unprecedented challenge with Superstorm Sandy, and our own workers were joined by utility workers from across the country and Canada to get over a million Con Edison and Orange and Rockland customers back online. We are grateful to all of our employees, mutual aid workers and first responders for their extraordinary efforts. We look forward to working with leaders of New York State, New York City, other local governments and community organizations to implement new investments and strategies in the wake of this historic storm.”
Con Edison also announced that it is increasing its dividend for the 39th consecutive year. The company declared a quarterly dividend of 61 1/2 cents a share on its common stock, payable March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of February 13, 2013, an annualized increase of 4 cents over the previous annualized dividend of $2.42 a share. “The dividend reflects our continued emphasis on providing a return to our investors, who play an important role in raising capital to make infrastructure investments at the lowest cost to our customers,” said Robert Hoglund, senior vice president and chief financial officer.
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