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CenterPoint Reports Flat Earnings; Improved Outlook for Enable Investment Drives Increase in FVE

Charles Fishman, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Charles Fishman, CFA |

We are increasing our fair value estimate to $25.50 per share from $25 after CenterPoint Energy reported flattish utility earnings in the first quarter, reaffirmed full-year earnings guidance, and reaffirmed its five-year annual EPS growth target of 6%-8%. Adjusted EPS were $0.59 in the recently ended quarter versus $0.60 in the same period last year. Utility EPS were $0.47 versus $0.50 last year.

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CenterPoint Energy owns a portfolio of energy-related businesses. Its regulated electric utility provides transmission and distribution services to more than 2.5 million customers in the Houston area, southern Indiana, and west central Ohio. The company has natural gas distribution systems in six states serving approximately 4 million customers. CenterPoint owns approximately 54% of Enable Midstream Partners, a partnership consisting of natural gas processing and storage facilities and more than 21,000 miles of interstate, intrastate, and gathering pipelines in the midcontinent region. Enable has announced plans to merge with Energy Transfer. We expect this will lead to CenterPoint divesting its midstream investment, becoming a fully regulated utility.

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1111 Louisiana
Houston, TX, 77002
T +1 713 207-1111
Sector Utilities
Industry Utilities - Regulated Electric
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Slow Growth
Employees 15,565

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