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Edison International Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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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."

Year-to-Date Earnings

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.

SCE is awaiting a proposed decision from the CPUC on its 2018 GRC.
Consequently, during the first half 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 Tax Reform.
SCE's year-to-date 2018 earnings decreased by $73 million, or $0.22 per
share, from the same period prior year. The decrease in earnings
resulted from higher operation and maintenance expenses related to
wildfire insurance and increased line clearing activity, 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 of 2017.

Edison International Parent and Other's year-to-date 2018 losses from
continuing operations increased by $73 million, or $0.22 per share,
compared to the same period in 2017, consisting of $30 million, or $0.09
per share, of higher core losses and $43 million, or $0.13 per share, of
higher non-core losses. The increase in core losses was due to tax
benefits recorded in 2017 related to stock option exercises and the
settlement of 2007-2012 federal income tax audits along with the impact
of Tax Reform on pre-tax losses, partially offset by a goodwill
impairment recorded during 2017 and lower corporate expenses in 2018.
The increase in non-core losses primarily consisted of the impact of the
sale of SoCore Energy.

Edison International uses core earnings, which is a non-GAAP financial
measure that adjusts for significant discrete items that management does
not consider representative of ongoing earnings. Edison International
management believes that core earnings provide more meaningful
comparisons of performance from period to period. Please see the
attached tables for a reconciliation of core earnings to basic GAAP
earnings.

2018 Earnings Guidance

Edison International will provide 2018 earnings guidance after a final
decision has been issued by the CPUC on the Southern California Edison
2018 GRC. This is consistent with the company's past communication and
its practice of not providing earnings guidance prior to a decision on
its GRC. See the presentation accompanying the company's conference call
for further information.

About Edison International

Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a
generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of
energy services and technologies, including renewable energy.
Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the
parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation's
largest electric utilities. Edison International is also the parent
company of Edison Energy, a portfolio of competitive businesses that
provide commercial and industrial customers with energy management and
procurement services. Edison Energy is independent from Southern
California Edison.

Appendix

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Edison International's earnings are prepared in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles used in the United States and
represent the company's earnings as reported to the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Our management uses core earnings and core earnings
per share (EPS) internally for financial planning and for analysis of
performance of Edison International and Southern California Edison. We
also use core earnings and core EPS when communicating with analysts and
investors regarding our earnings results to facilitate comparisons of
the Company's performance from period to period. Financial measures
referred to as net income, basic EPS, core earnings, or core EPS also
apply to the description of earnings or earnings per share.

Core earnings and core EPS are non-GAAP financial measures and may not
be comparable to those of other companies. Core earnings and core EPS
are defined as basic earnings and basic EPS excluding income or loss
from discontinued operations and income or loss from significant
discrete items that management does not consider representative of
ongoing earnings. Basic earnings and losses refer to net income or
losses attributable to Edison International shareholders. Core earnings
are reconciled to basic earnings in the attached tables. The impact of
participating securities (vested awards that earn dividend equivalents
that may participate in undistributed earnings with common stock) for
the principal operating subsidiary is not material to the principal
operating subsidiary's EPS and is therefore reflected in the results of
the Edison International holding company, which is included in Edison
International Parent and Other.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements contained in this release about future performance,
including, without limitation, operating results, rate base growth,
financial outlook, and other statements that are not purely historical,
are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect
our current expectations; however, such statements involve risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from current
expectations. Important factors that could cause different results
include, but are not limited to the:

  • ability of SCE to recover its costs through regulated rates, including
    costs related to uninsured wildfire-related and mudslide-related
    liabilities, spending on grid modernization and other capital spending
    incurred prior to explicit regulatory approval;
  • ability to obtain sufficient insurance at a reasonable cost, including
    insurance relating to SCE's nuclear facilities and wildfire-related
    and mudslide-related exposure, and to recover the costs of such
    insurance or, in the absence of insurance, the ability to recover
    uninsured losses;
  • decisions and other actions by the CPUC, the FERC, the NRC and other
    regulatory authorities, including determinations of authorized rates
    of return or return on equity, the 2018 GRC, the recoverability of
    wildfire-related and mudslide-related costs, and delays in regulatory
    actions;
  • ability of Edison International or SCE to borrow funds and access the
    bank and capital markets on reasonable terms;
  • actions by credit rating agencies to downgrade our credit ratings or
    those of our subsidiaries or to place those ratings on negative watch
    or outlook;
  • risks associated with the decommissioning of San Onofre, including
    those related to public opposition, permitting, governmental
    approvals, on-site storage of spent nuclear fuel, and cost overruns;
  • extreme weather-related incidents and other natural disasters
    (including earthquakes and events caused, or exacerbated, by climate
    change, such as wildfires), which could cause, among other things,
    public safety and operational issues;
  • risks associated with cost allocation resulting in higher rates for
    utility bundled service customers because of possible customer bypass
    or departure due to CCAs; and
  • risks inherent in SCE's transmission and distribution infrastructure
    investment program, including those related to project site
    identification, public opposition, environmental mitigation,
    construction, permitting, power curtailment costs (payments due under
    power contracts in the event there is insufficient transmission to
    enable acceptance of power delivery), changes in the CAISO's
    transmission plans, and governmental approvals.

Other important factors are discussed under the headings "Risk Factors"
and "Management's Discussion and Analysis" in Edison International's
Form 10-K, and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, which are available on our website: www.edisoninvestor.com.
These filings also provide additional information on historical and
other factual data contained in this news release. Edison International
and SCE provide direct links to certain SCE and other parties'
regulatory filings and documents with the CPUC and the FERC and certain
agency rulings and notices in open proceedings at www.edisoninvestor.com
(SCE Regulatory Highlights) so that such filings, rulings and notices
are available to all investors. Edison International and SCE post or
provide direct links to certain documents and information related to
Southern California wildfires which may be of interest to investors at www.edisoninvestor.com
(Southern California Wildfires) in order to publicly disseminate such
information. Edison International and SCE also routinely post or provide
direct links to presentations, documents and other information that may
be of interest to investors at www.edisoninvestor.com
(Events and Presentations) in order to publicly disseminate such
information.

These forward-looking statements represent our expectations only as of
the date of this news release, and Edison International assumes no duty
to update them to reflect new information, events or circumstances.

Reminder: Edison
International Will Hold a Conference Call Today

When:           Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Telephone Numbers:

1-888-673-9780 (US) and 1-312-470-0178 (Int'l) — Passcode: Edison

Telephone Replay:

1-866-479-8684 (US) and 1-203-369-1544 (Int'l) — Passcode: 7532

Telephone replay available through August 10, 2018
Webcast:

www.edisoninvestor.com

 
                       

Second Quarter Reconciliation of Basic Earnings Per Share to
Core Earnings Per Share

 
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
        2018       2017       Change       2018       2017       Change
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Edison International
Continuing operations            
SCE $ 0.91 $ 0.94 $ (0.03 ) $ 1.79 $ 2.01 $ (0.22 )
Edison International Parent and Other (0.06 )       (0.09 )       0.03         (0.27 )       (0.05 )       (0.22 )
Edison International 0.85         0.85                 1.52         1.96         (0.44 )
Less: Non-core items
SCE

Edison International Parent and Other                         (0.13 )               (0.13 )
Total non-core items                         (0.13 )               (0.13 )
Core earnings (losses)
SCE 0.91 0.94 (0.03 ) 1.79 2.01 (0.22 )
Edison International Parent and Other (0.06 )       (0.09 )       0.03         (0.14 )       (0.05 )       (0.09 )
Edison International       $ 0.85         $ 0.85         $         $ 1.65         $ 1.96         $ (0.31 )

Note: Diluted earnings were $0.84 and $0.85 per share for the three
months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $1.51 and $1.95
per share for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

                       

Second Quarter Reconciliation of Basic Earnings to Core
Earnings (in millions)

 
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
(in millions)       2018       2017       Change       2018       2017       Change
Net income (loss) attributable to Edison International
Continuing operations            
SCE $ 297 $ 307 $ (10 ) $ 583 $ 656 $ (73 )
Edison International Parent and Other (21 )       (29 )       8         (89 )       (16 )       (73 )
Edison International 276         278         (2 )       494         640         (146 )
Less: Non-core items
SCE
Edison International Parent and Other1 2                 2         (42 )       1         (43 )
Total non-core items 2                 2         (42 )       1         (43 )
Core earnings (losses)
SCE 297 307 (10 ) 583 656 (73 )
Edison International Parent and Other (23 )       (29 )       6         (47 )       (17 )       (30 )
Edison International       $ 274         $ 278         $ (4 )       $ 536         $ 639         $ (103 )
1     Non-core income of $2 million ($3 million pre-tax) and non-core
losses of $42 million ($57 million pre-tax) for the three and six
months ended June 30, 2018, respectively, primarily related to the
sale of SoCore Energy. The non-core losses for the six months ended
June 30, 2018 were partially offset by income related to losses (net
of distributions) allocated to tax equity investors under the HLBV
accounting method.
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Income           Edison International
           
Three months ended June 30,       Six months ended June 30,
(in millions, except per-share amounts, unaudited)       2018       2017       2018       2017
Total operating revenue $ 2,815     $ 2,965   $ 5,379     $ 5,428  
Purchased power and fuel 1,112 1,175 2,038 1,959
Operation and maintenance 719 706 1,394 1,310
Depreciation and amortization 463 512 925 1,011
Property and other taxes 97 86 204 186
Impairment and other charges 5 16 71 21
Other operating income (1 )             (3 )        
Total operating expenses 2,395         2,495       4,629         4,487  
Operating income 420 470 750 941
Interest expense (180 ) (159 ) (350 ) (311 )
Other income and expense 49         24       100         57  
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 289 335 500 687
Income tax (benefit) expense (9 )       26       (40 )       (14 )
Income from continuing operations 298         309       540         701  
Net income 298 309 540 701
Preferred and preference stock dividend requirements of SCE 30 31 60 62
Other noncontrolling interests (8 )             (14 )       (1 )
Net income attributable to Edison International common
shareholders
276         278       494         640  
Amounts attributable to Edison International common shareholders:
Income from continuing operations, net of tax $ 276         $ 278       $ 494         $ 640  
Net income attributable to Edison International common
shareholders
$ 276         $ 278       $ 494         $ 640  
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Edison
International common shareholders:
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding 326 326 326 326
Continuing operations $ 0.85         $ 0.85       $ 1.52         $ 1.96  
Total $ 0.85         $ 0.85       $ 1.52         $ 1.96  
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Edison
International common shareholders:
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding, including
effect of dilutive securities
327 329 327 329
Continuing operations $ 0.84         $ 0.85       $ 1.51         $ 1.95  
Total $ 0.84         $ 0.85       $ 1.51         $ 1.95  
Dividends declared per common share       $ 0.6050         $ 0.5425       $ 1.2100         $ 1.0850  
 
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets               Edison International
         
(in millions, unaudited)              

June 30,
2018

         

December 31,
2017

ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 99 $ 1,091
Receivables, less allowances of $53 and $54 for uncollectible
accounts at respective dates
822 717
Accrued unbilled revenue 598 212
Inventory 252 242
Income tax receivables 132 224
Prepaid expenses 247 233
Derivative assets 85 105
Regulatory assets 860 703
Other current assets 162           202
Total current assets 3,257           3,729
Nuclear decommissioning trusts 4,294 4,440
Other investments 84           73
Total investments 4,378           4,513
Utility property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation
and amortization of $9,370 and $9,355 at respective dates
39,750 38,708
Nonutility property, plant and equipment, less accumulated
depreciation of $78 and $114 at respective dates
81           342
Total property, plant and equipment 39,831           39,050
Regulatory assets 5,022 4,914
Other long-term assets 332           374
Total long-term assets 5,354           5,288
 
 
Total assets               $ 52,820           $ 52,580
 
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets               Edison International
         
(in millions, except share amounts, unaudited)               June 30,
2018
         

December 31,
2017

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Short-term debt $ 300 $ 2,393
Current portion of long-term debt 479 481
Accounts payable 1,255 1,503
Accrued taxes 19 23
Customer deposits 291 281
Regulatory liabilities 1,341 1,121
Other current liabilities 1,237             1,266  
Total current liabilities 4,922             7,068  
Long-term debt 13,845             11,642  
Deferred income taxes and credits 4,781 4,567
Pensions and benefits 899 943
Asset retirement obligations 2,889 2,908
Regulatory liabilities 8,659 8,614
Other deferred credits and other long-term liabilities 2,853             2,953  
Total deferred credits and other liabilities 20,081             19,985  
Total liabilities 38,848             38,695  
Commitments and contingencies
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 19
Common stock, no par value (800,000,000 shares authorized;
325,811,206 shares issued and outstanding at respective dates)
2,537 2,526
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (44 ) (43 )
Retained earnings 9,286             9,188  
Total Edison International's common shareholders' equity 11,779 11,671
Noncontrolling interests preferred and preference stock of
SCE
2,193 2,193
Other noncontrolling interests             2  
Total Equity 13,972             13,866  
 
 
Total liabilities and equity               $ 52,820             $ 52,580  
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows               Edison International
 
Six months ended June 30,
(in millions, unaudited)               2018           2017
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income $ 540 $ 701
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating
activities:
Depreciation and amortization 1,074 1,048
Allowance for equity during construction (44 ) (41 )
Impairment and other charges 71 21
Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits (5 ) (12 )
Other 35 15
Nuclear decommissioning trusts (73 ) (73 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables (58 ) (114 )
Inventory (14 ) 8
Accounts payable (4 ) 34
Tax receivables and payables 90 (40 )
Other current assets and liabilities (533 ) (130 )
Regulatory assets and liabilities, net 204 39
Other noncurrent assets and liabilities (66 )           (18 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,217             1,438  
Cash flows from financing activities:
Long-term debt issued or remarketed, net of discount and issuance
costs of $33 and $12 for respective periods
2,417 1,523
Long-term debt matured (213 ) (442 )
Preference stock issued, net 463
Short-term debt financing, net (2,031 ) (742 )
Payments for stock-based compensation (21 ) (337 )
Receipts from stock option exercises 9 185
Dividends and distributions to noncontrolling interests (60 ) (62 )
Dividends paid (394 ) (354 )
Other 39             (11 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (254 )           223  
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (2,159 ) (1,759 )
Proceeds from sale of nuclear decommissioning trust investments 1,770 3,046
Purchases of nuclear decommissioning trust investments (1,697 ) (2,973 )
Proceeds from sale of SoCore Energy, net of cash acquired by buyer 78
Other 20             24  
Net cash used in investing activities (1,988 )           (1,662 )
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (1,025 ) (1 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 1,132             114  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period               $ 107             $ 113  
 
 

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