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For Immediate Release

Entergy reports second quarter earnings


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Company affirms guidance and outlooks

NEW ORLEANS – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) reported second quarter 2023 earnings per share of $1.84 on both an as-reported and adjusted (non-GAAP) basis.

“We had a successful second quarter with meaningful progress on key regulatory and legislative fronts that will enable customer-centric investments in resilience, reliability, and clean energy,” said Drew Marsh, Entergy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “Our industrial growth pipeline continues to expand as the Gulf’s unique advantages remain supportive despite broader economic headwinds.”

Business highlights included the following:

  • E-LA completed a major project in Southeast Louisiana with reliability and resilience benefits. The project included construction of a new substation and nearly two miles of transmission lines along with upgrades to existing infrastructure.
  • E-MS selected several resources from its 2022 renewable RFP, which should allow for procurement of at least 500 megawatts of capacity. Additional information will be provided once definitive agreements are reached.
  • The MPSC approved E-MS’s FRP settlement.
  • E-TX filed a settlement agreement for its base rate case proceeding.
  • E-AR, E-LA, and E-NO each submitted their annual FRP filings.
  • The Texas legislative session, which ended in late May, included legislation important to utilities in the state, including the Texas Resiliency Act, which allows utilities to submit resiliency plans and defines cost recovery options for the plan investment.
  • Entergy was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2023.
  • For the eighth consecutive year, Entergy was named to The Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative honoring the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S.

Consolidated earnings (GAAP and non-GAAP measures)

Second quarter and year-to-date 2023 vs. 2022 (See Appendix A for reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures and description of adjustments)


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Consolidated results

For second quarter 2023, the company reported earnings of $391 million, or $1.84 per share, on an
as-reported and an adjusted basis. This compared to second quarter 2022 earnings of $160 million, or 78 cents per share, on an as-reported basis, and earnings of $364 million, or $1.78 per share, on an adjusted basis.

Summary discussions by business follow. Additional details, including information on OCF by business, are provided in Appendix A. An analysis of variances by business is provided in Appendix B.

Business segment results


For second quarter 2023, the Utility business reported earnings attributable to Entergy Corporation of $514 million, or $2.42 per share, on an as-reported and an adjusted basis. This compared to second quarter 2022 earnings of $153 million, or 75 cents per share, on an as-reported basis and $444 million, or $2.17 per share, on an adjusted basis. There were several drivers for the quarter’s results.

Second quarter 2022 results included a regulatory charge that SERI recorded to increase a regulatory liability to reflect the effects of a partial settlement agreement and offer of settlement related to pending proceedings before the FERC (this item was considered an adjustment and excluded from adjusted earnings).

Also in second quarter 2022, as a result of receiving approvals for storm cost recovery and issuance of securitized debt at E-LA and E-TX, the companies recorded the following:

  • carrying costs on storm expenditures not previously recorded (the equity portion related to prior years was considered an adjustment and excluded from adjusted earnings),
  • a reduction in other income to account for LURC’s 1 percent beneficial interest in the trust established as part of E-LA’s securitization (considered an adjustment and excluded from adjusted earnings),
  • a reduction in income tax expense as a result of securitization (considered an adjustment and excluded from adjusted earnings), and
  • amounts reserved to share benefits of securitization with customers (considered an adjustment and excluded from adjusted earnings).

Other drivers for the quarter included:

  • the effect of regulatory actions,
  • lower other O&M, and
  • higher dividends on intercompany preferred investments (offset at Parent & Other and largely earnings neutral for consolidated results).

The drivers were partially offset by:

  • lower retail sales volume due to the impacts of weather,
  • higher operating expenses including depreciation and amortization expense and taxes other than income taxes, and
  • higher interest expense.

On a per share basis, second quarter 2023 results reflected higher diluted average number of common shares outstanding.

Appendix C contains additional details on Utility operating and financial measures.

Parent & Other

For second quarter 2023, Parent & Other reported a loss attributable to Entergy Corporation of $(123 million), or (58) cents per share, on an as-reported and an adjusted basis. This compared to second quarter 2022 earnings of $7 million, or 3 cents per share, on an as-reported basis and a loss of $(80 million), or (39) cents per share, on an adjusted basis.

In 2022, the wind down of EWC was completed and that business is no longer a reportable segment. Starting in 2023, the remaining activity from EWC is included in Parent & Other. For comparability, EWC’s 2022 results are also included in Parent & Other.

EWC’s 2022 results were largely driven by Palisades, which was shut down and sold in second quarter 2022. Financial results included revenue and operating expenses from Palisades until the plant was shut down in May 2022 and decommissioning expense and earnings on the nuclear decommissioning trust until the plant was sold in June 2022. Second quarter 2022 results also included a gain that resulted from the sale of Palisades. In second quarter 2022, EWC reported as-reported earnings per share of $0.42.

Higher dividends on intercompany preferred investments (offset at Utility and largely earnings neutral for consolidated results) was also a driver for the quarter.

On a per share basis, second quarter 2023 results reflected higher diluted average number of common shares outstanding.

Earnings per share guidance

Entergy affirms its 2023 adjusted EPS guidance range of $6.55 to $6.85. See webcast presentation for additional details.

The company has provided 2023 earnings guidance with regard to the non-GAAP measure of adjusted earnings per share. This measure excludes from the corresponding GAAP financial measure the effect of adjustments as described below under “Non-GAAP financial measures.” The company has not provided a reconciliation of such non-GAAP guidance to guidance presented on a GAAP basis because it cannot predict and quantify with a reasonable degree of confidence all of the adjustments that may occur during the period. Potential adjustments include the exclusion of regulatory charges related to outstanding regulatory complaints and significant income tax items.

Earnings teleconference

A teleconference will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, to discuss Entergy’s quarterly earnings announcement and the company’s financial performance. The teleconference may be accessed by visiting Entergy’s website at or by dialing 888-440-4149, conference ID 9024832, no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. The webcast presentation is also being posted to Entergy’s website concurrent with this news release. A replay of the teleconference will be available on Entergy’s website at and by telephone. The telephone replay will be available through August 9, 2023, by dialing 800-770-2030, conference ID 9024832.

Entergy is a Fortune 500 company that powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees.

Entergy Corporation’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NYSE Chicago under the symbol “ETR”.

Details regarding Entergy’s results of operations, regulatory proceedings, and other matters are available in this earnings release, a copy of which will be filed with the SEC, and the webcast presentation. Both documents are available on Entergy’s Investor Relations website at

Entergy maintains a web page as part of its Investor Relations website, entitled Regulatory and other information, which provides investors with key updates on certain regulatory proceedings and important milestones on the execution of its strategy. While some of this information may be considered material information, investors should not rely exclusively on this page for all relevant company information.

For definitions of certain operating measures, as well as GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures and abbreviations and acronyms used in the earnings release materials, see Appendix E.

Non-GAAP financial measures

This news release contains non-GAAP financial measures, which are generally numerical measures of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either exclude or include amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Entergy has provided quantitative reconciliations within this news release of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Entergy reports earnings using the non-GAAP measure of Entergy adjusted earnings, which excludes the effect of certain “adjustments.” Adjustments are unusual or non-recurring items or events or other items or events that management believes do not reflect the ongoing business of Entergy, such as significant tax items, and other items such as certain costs, expenses, or other specified items. In addition to reporting GAAP consolidated earnings on a per share basis, Entergy reports its adjusted earnings on a per share basis. These per share measures represent the applicable earnings amount divided by the diluted average number of common shares outstanding for the period.

Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share for, among other things, financial planning and analysis; reporting financial results to the board of directors, employees, stockholders, analysts, and investors; and internal evaluation of financial performance. Entergy believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in evaluating the ongoing results of Entergy’s business, comparing period to period results, and comparing Entergy’s financial performance to the financial performance of other companies in the utility sector.

Other non-GAAP measures, including adjusted ROE; adjusted ROE, excluding affiliate preferred; gross liquidity; net liquidity; net liquidity, including storm escrows; debt to capital, excluding securitization debt; net debt to net capital, excluding securitization debt; parent debt to total debt, excluding securitization debt; and FFO to debt, excluding securitization debt, are measures Entergy uses internally for management and board discussions and to gauge the overall strength of its business. Entergy believes the above data provides useful information to investors in evaluating Entergy’s ongoing financial results and flexibility and assists investors in comparing Entergy’s credit and liquidity to the credit and liquidity of others in the utility sector. In addition, ROE is included on both an adjusted and an as-reported basis. Metrics defined as “adjusted” exclude the effect of adjustments as defined above.

These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of Entergy’s operations that, when viewed with Entergy’s GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting Entergy’s business. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be used to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Investors are strongly encouraged to review Entergy’s consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. Although certain of these measures are intended to assist investors in comparing Entergy’s performance to other companies in the utility sector, non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized; therefore, it might not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

In this news release, and from time to time, Entergy Corporation makes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding Entergy’s 2023 earnings guidance; current financial and operational outlooks; industrial load growth outlooks; statements regarding its climate transition and resilience plans, goals, beliefs, or expectations; and other statements of Entergy’s plans, beliefs, or expectations included in this news release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this news release. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, Entergy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including (a) those factors discussed elsewhere in this news release and in Entergy’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Entergy’s other reports and filings made under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; (b) uncertainties associated with (1) rate proceedings, formula rate plans, and other cost recovery mechanisms, including the risk that costs may not be recoverable to the extent or on the timeline anticipated by the utilities and (2) implementation of the ratemaking effects of changes in law; (c) uncertainties associated with (1) realizing the benefits of its resilience plan, including impacts of the frequency and intensity of future storms and storm paths, as well as the pace of project completion and (2) efforts to remediate the effects of major storms and recover related restoration costs; (d) risks associated with operating nuclear facilities, including plant relicensing, operating, and regulatory costs and risks; (e) changes in decommissioning trust values or earnings or in the timing or cost of decommissioning Entergy’s nuclear plant sites; (f) legislative and regulatory actions and risks and uncertainties associated with claims or litigation by or against Entergy and its subsidiaries; (g) risks and uncertainties associated with executing on business strategies, including strategic transactions that Entergy or its subsidiaries may undertake and the risk that any such transaction may not be completed as and when expected and the risk that the anticipated benefits of the transaction may not be realized; (h) impacts from terrorist attacks, geopolitical conflicts, cybersecurity threats, data security breaches, or other attempts to disrupt Entergy’s business or operations, and/or other catastrophic events; (i) the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Entergy and its customers; and (j) effects on Entergy or its customers of (1) changes in federal, state, or local laws and regulations and other governmental actions or policies, including changes in monetary, fiscal, tax, environmental, or energy policies; (2) the effects of changes in commodity markets, capital markets, or economic conditions; and (3) the effects of technological change, including the costs, pace of development, and commercialization of new and emerging technologies.

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