Duke Energy Corporation posted its first-quarter 2022 earnings that missed Zacks Zacks Consensus Estimate.
The electric power company’s adjusted earnings rose +3.2% from the year-ago quarter to $1.30 per share, which fell short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.34 by 3%.
Higher volumes in the Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment, along with growth and rate case contributions in the Gas Utilities and Infrastructure segment were tailwinds for the bottom line.
Operating revenues climbed +16% year-over-year to $7,132 million, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $6,413 million.
Revenues from the company’s regulated electric unit were up +13.7% from the year-ago quarter to $5,933 million. This segment accounted for 83.2% of total revenues for the quarter).
Revenues from the regulated natural gas business climbed +33.8% year over year to $1,002 million.
Revenues of Non-regulated Electric and Other segment generated rose +8.2% year over year to $197 million.
For 2022, Duke Energy has reaffirmed its adjusted EPS guidance of $5.30-$5.60 per share. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2022 is $5.48 per share. The company also affirmed its forecast of long-term earnings per share growth in the range of 5-7% through 2026.