Enbridge Inc. ENB has declined almost 2% since it reported weak second-quarter 2022 earnings on Jul 29, before the opening bell.
Enbridge recorded second-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 53 cents, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of earnings of 56 cents. The bottom line also declined from the year-ago quarter’s 55 cents.
Total quarterly revenues of $10,355 million increased from $8,913 million in the prior-year quarter.
Weak quarterly earnings can be attributed to lower contributions from the company’s Energy Services, and Gas Transmission and Midstream businesses. The negatives were partially offset by higher contributions from the Liquids Pipelines segment.
Enbridge Inc Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Enbridge conducts business through five segments — Liquids Pipelines, Gas Transmission and Midstream, Gas Distribution and Storage, Renewable Power Generation, and Energy Services.
Liquids Pipelines: The segment’s adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) totaled C$2,095 million, up from C$1,844 million in the year-earlier quarter. Higher contributions from Mainline System, Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent System primarily aided the segment.
Gas Transmission and Midstream: The segment’s adjusted earnings totaled C$1,084 million, up from C$935 million in second-quarter 2021. Higher contributions from Canadian Gas Transmission, and the U.S. Midstream primarily aided the segment’s performance.
Gas Distribution and Storage: The unit generated a profit of C$422 million, down from C$461 million in the prior-year quarter due to lower contributions from Enbridge Gas Inc.
Renewable Power Generation: The segment recorded earnings of C$127 million, up from C$113 million in the prior-year quarter, as the energy giant witnessed strong wind resources from offshore wind facilities in Canada and the United States, and higher energy prices at the Rampion offshore wind facilities.
Energy Services: The segment incurred a loss of C$99 million, wider than a loss of C$86 million recorded in second-quarter 2021.
Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)
In second-quarter 2022, Enbridge reported a DCF of C$2,747 million, representing an increase from C$2,503 million a year ago.
At the end of second-quarter 2022, Enbridge reported long-term debt of C$70,005 million. It had cash and cash equivalents of C$1,045 million. The current portion of long-term debt was C$7,188 million. ENB’s long-term debt to capitalization was 53% at the end of the second quarter.
For 2022, Enbridge reaffirmed its guidance for EBITDA at C$15-C$15.6 billion, indicating an increase from C$14 billion reported last year.
The company expects DCF per share of C$5.2-C$5.5 for the year. This suggests an increase from C$4.96 reported last year. Enbridge added more than $3.6 billion of new projects to its growth backlog, bringing the total newly sanctioned growth projects in 2022 to $4.5 billion.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
The company currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Investors interested in the energy sector might look at the following companies that presently flaunt a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
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