AES Reaffirms 7% to 9% Annualized Growth Target Through 2025; Now Expects to Sign 5 GW of Renewables Under Long-Term Contracts in 2021

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — 
Strategic Accomplishments
Signed 4 GW of new…

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — 

Strategic Accomplishments

  • Signed 4 GW of new PPAs for renewable energy projects in year-to-date 2021, increasing the backlog to 9.2 GW
  • Based on year-to-date 2021 progress, increasing full year 2021 target to sign renewables under long-term PPAs to 5 GW, from 4 GW
  • Received approval from the California State Water Resource Control Board for a two-year extension through 2023 for the operation of the 876 MW Southland Redondo Beach facility
  • Fluence completed its Initial Public Offering and began trading on October 28, 2021

Q3 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Diluted EPS of $0.48, compared to ($0.50) in Q3 2020
  • Adjusted EPS1 of $0.50, compared to $0.42 in Q3 2020

Financial Position and Outlook

  • Reaffirming 2021 Adjusted EPS1 guidance range of $1.50 to $1.58; now expecting low end of the range due to a non-cash adjustment related to equity units issued in March 2021, as a result of an updated interpretation of accounting literature
  • Reaffirming 7% to 9% annualized growth target through 2025, off a base year of 2020

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

«We continue to capitalize on our leadership position in the transformation of the electricity sector.  With our progress year-to-date, we now expect to add 5 GW of renewables to our backlog this year, representing a 25% increase from our prior target and 66% more than in 2020.  Our backlog is now the highest in our history at 9.2 GW, with 60% in the United States,» said Andrés Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer.  «At the same time, our positive momentum continues at our AES Next technology businesses, including the public listing of Fluence, a leading pure-play energy storage technology provider and expanding our partnership with Google through the Nest Renew product.»

«Our year-to-date financial performance reflects the strength of our underlying business.  We remain on track to achieve our 2021 cash flow and credit goals while making good progress in advancing the growth of AES Clean Energy and our technology businesses,» said Stephen Coughlin, AES Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  «Based on our current outlook, we are confident in our 7% to 9% annualized growth target through 2025.»

Key Q3 2021 Financial Results

Third quarter 2021 Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations (Diluted EPS) was $0.48, an increase of $0.98 compared to third quarter 2020, primarily reflecting higher impairments and losses on sale of businesses in 2020, and higher contributions from renewables growth and the Southland portfolio in the United States.  These positive drivers were partially offset by higher income tax expense and lower margins from the Company’s South America Strategic Business Unit (SBU).

Third quarter 2021 Adjusted Earnings Per Share1 (Adjusted EPS, a non-GAAP financial measure) was $0.50, an increase of $0.08 compared to third quarter 2020, primarily reflecting higher contributions from renewables growth and the Southland portfolio in the United States, as well as lower Parent Company interest expense.  These positive drivers were partially offset by lower contributions from the Company’s South America SBU. 

Detailed Strategic Overview

AES is leading the industry’s transition to clean energy by investing in clean power growth and innovative technology businesses. The Company is well-positioned to benefit from very favorable trends in clean power generation, distribution, and supporting technologies.

  • Year-to-date 2021, the Company completed construction or the acquisition of 643 MW of renewables and energy storage, primarily including:
    • 344 MW of solar and solar plus storage in the US at AES Clean Energy;
    • 159 MW Mandacaru and Salinas wind facility in Brazil;
    • 59 MW San Fernando solar facility in Colombia; and
    • 50 MW Bayasol solar facility in the Dominican Republic.
  • Since the Company’s second quarter 2021 earnings call in August, the Company has signed 1,088 MW of renewables and energy storage under long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), primarily including 1,076 MW of solar, energy storage and wind at AES Clean Energy in the US.
  • Year-to-date 2021, the Company signed or agreed to acquire 4,000 MW of renewables and energy storage under long-term PPAs, bringing the Company’s backlog to 9,213 MW expected to be completed through 2024, including:
    • 2,645 MW under construction; and
    • 6,568 MW of renewables signed under long-term PPAs.
  • Fluence, the Company’s energy storage joint venture, completed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in November 2021 (NASDAQ: FLNC). Following the IPO, the Company’s ownership interest in Fluence is approximately 34%.

Guidance and Expectations1

The Company is reaffirming its 2021 Adjusted EPS1 guidance of $1.50 to $1.58, but now expects to be at the low end of the range reflecting a $0.07 per share non-cash adjustment to include approximately 40 million shares underlying the purchase contract component of the equity units issued in March 2021 in the Company’s EPS calculations.  This adjustment follows an updated interpretation of the accounting for the equity units.  Prior guidance, which was based on market practice and supported by accounting literature and the Company’s external auditors, assumed these additional shares would be included only upon settlement of the equity units in 2024; therefore, the Company is reaffirming its 7% to 9% annualized growth rate target through 2025, from a base year of 2020.


1

Adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP financial measure.  See attached «Non-GAAP Measures» for definition of Adjusted EPS and a description of the adjustments to reconcile Adjusted EPS to Diluted EPS for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.  The Company is not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent or reconciliation for its Adjusted EPS guidance without unreasonable effort.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

See Non-GAAP Measures for definitions of Adjusted Earnings Per Share and Adjusted Pre-Tax Contribution, as well as reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Attachments

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, Segment Information, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Parent Financial Information.

Conference Call Information

AES will host a conference call on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).  Interested parties may listen to the teleconference by dialing 1-844-200-6205 at least ten minutes before the start of the call. International callers should dial +1-929-526-1599.  The Participant Access Code for this call is 171597.  Internet access to the conference call and presentation materials will be available on the AES website at www.aes.com by selecting «Investors» and then «Presentations and Webcasts.»

A webcast replay, as well as a replay in downloadable MP3 format, will be accessible at www.aes.com beginning shortly after the completion of the call.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company accelerating the future of energy.  Together with our many stakeholders, we’re improving lives by delivering the greener, smarter energy solutions the world needs.  Our diverse workforce is committed to continuous innovation and operational excellence, while partnering with our customers on their strategic energy transitions and continuing to meet their energy needs today.  For more information, visit www.aes.com.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those related to future earnings, growth and financial and operating performance. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of future results, but instead constitute AES’ current expectations based on reasonable assumptions. Forecasted financial information is based on certain material assumptions. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, our expectations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, accurate projections of future interest rates, commodity price and foreign currency pricing, continued normal levels of operating performance and electricity volume at our distribution companies and operational performance at our generation businesses consistent with historical levels, as well as the execution of PPAs, conversion of our backlog and growth investments at normalized investment levels and rates of return consistent with prior experience.

Actual results could differ materially from those projected in our forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors. Important factors that could affect actual results are discussed in AES’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the «SEC»), including, but not limited to, the risks discussed under Item 1A: «Risk Factors» and Item 7: «Management’s Discussion & Analysis» in AES’ 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Readers are encouraged to read AES’ filings to learn more about the risk factors associated with AES’ business. AES undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Any Stockholder who desires a copy of the Company’s 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed February 24, 2021 with the SEC may obtain a copy (excluding Exhibits) without charge by addressing a request to the Office of the Corporate Secretary, The AES Corporation, 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Exhibits also may be requested, but a charge equal to the reproduction cost thereof will be made. A copy of the Form 10-K may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at www.aes.com.

Website Disclosure

AES uses its website, including its quarterly updates, as channels of distribution of Company information.  The information AES posts through these channels may be deemed material.  Accordingly, investors should monitor our website, in addition to following AES’ press releases, quarterly SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts.  In addition, you may automatically receive e-mail alerts and other information about AES when you enroll your e-mail address by visiting the «Subscribe to Alerts» page of AES’ Investors website.  The contents of AES’ website, including its quarterly updates, are not, however, incorporated by reference into this release.


 

THE AES CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020


(in millions, except per share amounts)

Revenue:








Regulated

$

768



$

680



$

2,147



$

2,016


Non-Regulated

2,268



1,865



6,224



5,084


Total revenue

3,036



2,545



8,371



7,100


Cost of Sales:








Regulated

(644)



(548)



(1,806)



(1,675)


Non-Regulated

(1,632)



(1,241)



(4,413)



(3,638)


Total cost of sales

(2,276)



(1,789)



(6,219)



(5,313)


Operating margin

760



756



2,152



1,787


General and administrative expenses

(39)



(41)



(130)



(119)


Interest expense

(242)



(290)



(669)



(741)


Interest income

71



64



212



198


Loss on extinguishment of debt

(22)



(54)



(41)



(95)


Other expense

(12)



(20)



(32)



(27)


Other income

48



6



274



60


Gain (loss) on disposal and sale of business interests

22



(90)



81



(117)


Asset impairment expense

(29)



(849)



(1,374)



(855)


Foreign currency transaction gains (losses)

29



2



(8)



20


Other non-operating expense







(202)


INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES AND EQUITY IN EARNINGS OF

AFFILIATES

586



(516)



465



(91)


Income tax benefit (expense)

(126)



147



(75)



(55)


Net equity in earnings (losses) of affiliates

25



(112)



(15)



(106)


INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

485



(481)



375



(252)


Gain from disposal of discontinued businesses





4



3


NET INCOME (LOSS)

485



(481)



379



(249)


Less: Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable stock of subsidiaries

(142)



148



(156)



(23)


NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION

$

343



$

(333)



$

223



$

(272)


AMOUNTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION COMMON STOCKHOLDERS:








Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

$

343



$

(333)



$

219



$

(275)


Income from discontinued operations, net of tax





4



3


NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION

$

343



$

(333)



$

223



$

(272)


BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE:








Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax

$

0.52



$

(0.50)



$

0.32



$

(0.41)


Income from discontinued operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax





0.01




NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

0.52



$

(0.50)



$

0.33



$

(0.41)


DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE:








Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax

$

0.48



$

(0.50)



$

0.31



$

(0.41)


Income from discontinued operations attributable to The AES Corporation common stockholders, net of tax





0.01




NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AES CORPORATION COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

0.48



$

(0.50)



$

0.32



$

(0.41)


DILUTED SHARES OUTSTANDING

710



665



700



665


 

THE AES CORPORATION

Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Information

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,

(in millions)

2021


2020


2021


2020

REVENUE








US and Utilities SBU

$

1,327



$

1,061



$

3,248



$

2,945


South America SBU

896



850



2,744



2,273


MCAC SBU

559



442



1,584



1,255


Eurasia SBU

257



195



804



634


Corporate and Other

21



49



82



191


Eliminations

(24)



(52)



(91)



(198)


Total Revenue

$

3,036



$

2,545



$

8,371



$

7,100


 

THE AES CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)







September 30,

2021


December 31,

2020

ASSETS

(in millions, except share

and per share data)

CURRENT ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,411



$

1,089


Restricted cash

250



297


Short-term investments

170



335


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $9 and $13, respectively

1,400



1,300


Inventory

577



461


Prepaid expenses

133



102


Other current assets

889



726


Current held-for-sale assets

860



1,104


Total current assets

5,690



5,414


NONCURRENT ASSETS




Property, Plant and Equipment:




Land

412



417


Electric generation, distribution assets and other

24,943



26,707


Accumulated depreciation

(8,112)



(8,472)


Construction in progress

5,545



4,174


Property, plant and equipment, net

22,788



22,826


Other Assets:




Investments in and advances to affiliates

781



835


Debt service reserves and other deposits

313



441


Goodwill

1,110



1,061


Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $379 and $330, respectively

928



827


Deferred income taxes

314



288


Other noncurrent assets, net of allowance of $23 and $21, respectively

1,917



1,660


Noncurrent held-for-sale assets

1,189



1,251


Total other assets

6,552



6,363


TOTAL ASSETS

$

35,030



$

34,603


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




CURRENT LIABILITIES




Accounts payable

$

1,015



$

1,156


Accrued interest

220



191


Accrued non-income taxes

237



257


Deferred income

84



438


Accrued and other liabilities

1,053



1,223


Non-recourse debt, including $324 and $336, respectively, related to variable interest entities

1,494



1,430


Current held-for-sale liabilities

555



667


Total current liabilities

4,658



5,362


NONCURRENT LIABILITIES




Recourse debt

3,393



3,446


Non-recourse debt, including $3,990 and $3,918, respectively, related to variable interest entities

15,124



15,005


Deferred income taxes

1,144



1,100


Other noncurrent liabilities

3,214



3,241


Noncurrent held-for-sale liabilities

799



857


Total noncurrent liabilities

23,674



23,649


Commitments and Contingencies




Redeemable stock of subsidiaries

934



872


EQUITY




THE AES CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY




Preferred stock (without par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 1,043,500 issued and outstanding at September 30,

2021)

1,043




Common stock ($0.01 par value, 1,200,000,000 shares authorized; 818,717,043 issued and 666,713,829 outstanding at

September 30, 2021 and 818,398,654 issued and 665,370,128 outstanding at December 31, 2020)

8



8


Additional paid-in capital

7,099



7,561


Accumulated deficit

(457)



(680)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,365)



(2,397)


Treasury stock, at cost (152,003,214 and 153,028,526 shares at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020,

respectively)

(1,846)



(1,858)


Total AES Corporation stockholders’ equity

3,482



2,634


NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

2,282



2,086


Total equity

5,764



4,720


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

35,030



$

34,603


 



THE AES CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

September 30,  


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020


(in millions)


(in millions)

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:








Net income (loss)

$

485



$

(481)



$

379



$

(249)


Adjustments to net income (loss):








Depreciation and amortization

257



264



795



803


Loss (gain) on disposal and sale of business interests

(22)



90



(81)



117


Impairment expense

29



849



1,374



1,057


Deferred income taxes

(4)



(396)



(77)



(342)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

22



54



41



95


Gain on sale and disposal of assets

(29)



3



(9)



(37)


Gain on remeasurement to acquisition date fair value

(8)





(220)




Loss of affiliates, net of dividends

(18)



114



28



116


Other

100



111



363



134


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable

2



(10)



(118)



(40)


(Increase) decrease in inventory

(77)



31



(70)



(15)


(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets

(23)





(36)



33


(Increase) decrease in other assets

17



(177)



25



(252)


Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other current liabilities

35



(17)



(257)



(98)


Increase (decrease) in income tax payables, net and other tax payables

64



129



(375)



62


Increase (decrease) in deferred income

(53)



567



(360)



606


Increase (decrease) in other liabilities

(2)



136



(23)



97


Net cash provided by operating activities

775



1,267



1,379



2,087


INVESTING ACTIVITIES:








Capital expenditures

(535)



(413)



(1,534)



(1,375)


Acquisitions of business interests, net of cash and restricted cash acquired

(12)



(10)



(93)



(94)














Proceeds from the sale of business interests, net of cash and restricted cash sold

33



(3)



91



41


Sale of short-term investments

209



98



525



439


Purchase of short-term investments

(114)



(83)



(372)



(546)


Contributions and loans to equity affiliates

(148)



(108)



(321)



(286)


Affiliate repayments and returns of capital

103



77



195



110


Other investing

(119)



(53)



(219)



(145)


Net cash used in investing activities

(583)



(495)



(1,728)



(1,856)


FINANCING ACTIVITIES:








Borrowings under the revolving credit facilities

253



781



1,251



2,099


Repayments under the revolving credit facilities

(99)



(557)



(1,031)



(1,515)


Issuance of recourse debt



22



7



1,619


Repayments of recourse debt





(7)



(1,596)


Issuance of non-recourse debt

278



2,316



978



4,229


Repayments of non-recourse debt

(403)



(2,688)



(1,342)



(3,451)


Payments for financing fees

(7)



(33)



(19)



(79)


Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(44)



(95)



(173)



(194)


Acquisitions of noncontrolling interests



(240)



(17)



(240)


Contributions from noncontrolling interests





95




Sales to noncontrolling interests

61



28



81



41


Issuance of preferred shares in subsidiaries



113



151



113


Issuance of preferred stock

(1)





1,014




Dividends paid on AES common stock

(101)



(96)



(301)



(286)


Payments for financed capital expenditures

(2)



(20)



(6)



(59)


Other financing

(96)



(32)



(160)



(24)


Net cash provided by financing activities

(161)



(501)



521



657



Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(21)



4



(25)



(33)














Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of held-for-sale businesses

(62)



(1)





(46)


Total increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(52)



274



147



809


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning

2,026



2,107



1,827



1,572


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, ending

$

1,974



$

2,381



$

1,974



$

2,381


SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES:








Cash payments for interest, net of amounts capitalized

$

170



$

160



$

576



$

618


Cash payments for income taxes, net of refunds

35



82



407



258


SCHEDULE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:








Notes payable issued for the acquisition of business interests

$

258



$



258




Non-cash consideration transferred for the Clean Energy transaction

$



$



99




 

THE AES CORPORATION

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED PRE-TAX CONTRIBUTION (PTC) AND ADJUSTED EPS

Adjusted PTC is defined as pre-tax income from continuing operations attributable to The AES Corporation excluding gains or losses of the consolidated entity due to (a) unrealized gains or losses related to derivative transactions and equity securities; (b) unrealized foreign currency gains or losses; (c) gains, losses, benefits and costs associated with dispositions and acquisitions of business interests, including early plant closures, and gains and losses recognized at commencement of sales-type leases; (d) losses due to impairments; (e) gains, losses and costs due to the early retirement of debt; and (f) net gains at Angamos, one of our businesses in the South America SBU, associated with the early contract terminations with Minera Escondida and Minera Spence.  Adjusted PTC also includes net equity in earnings of affiliates on an after-tax basis adjusted for the same gains or losses excluded from consolidated entities.

Adjusted EPS is defined as diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding gains or losses of both consolidated entities and entities accounted for under the equity method due to (a) unrealized gains or losses related to derivative transactions and equity securities; (b) unrealized foreign currency gains or losses; (c) gains, losses, benefits and costs associated with dispositions and acquisitions of business interests, including early plant closures, and the tax impact from the repatriation of sales proceeds, and gains and losses recognized at commencement of sales-type leases; (d) losses due to impairments; (e) gains, losses and costs due to the early retirement of debt; (f) net gains at Angamos, one of our businesses in the South America SBU, associated with the early contract terminations with Minera Escondida and Minera Spence; and (g) tax benefit or expense related to the enactment effects of 2017 U.S. tax law reform and related regulations and any subsequent period adjustments related to enactment effects.

The GAAP measure most comparable to Adjusted PTC is income from continuing operations attributable to AES. The GAAP measure most comparable to Adjusted EPS is diluted earnings per share from continuing operations. We believe that Adjusted PTC and Adjusted EPS better reflect the underlying business performance of the Company and are considered in the Company’s internal evaluation of financial performance. Factors in this determination include the variability due to unrealized gains or losses related to derivative transactions or equity securities remeasurement, unrealized foreign currency gains or losses, losses due to impairments, strategic decisions to dispose of or acquire business interests or retire debt, and the non-recurring nature of the impact of the early contract terminations at Angamos, which affect results in a given period or periods. In addition, for Adjusted PTC, earnings before tax represents the business performance of the Company before the application of statutory income tax rates and tax adjustments, including the effects of tax planning, corresponding to the various jurisdictions in which the Company operates. Adjusted PTC and Adjusted EPS should not be construed as alternatives to income from continuing operations attributable to AES and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, which are determined in accordance with GAAP.


Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021


Three Months Ended

September 30, 2020


Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021


Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2020



Net of NCI (1)


Per Share

(Diluted)

Net of NCI (1)


Net of NCI (1)


Per Share

(Diluted)

Net of NCI (1)


Net of NCI (1)


Per Share

(Diluted)

Net of NCI (1)


Net of NCI (1)


Per Share

(Diluted)

Net of NCI (1)



(in millions, except per share amounts)


Income (loss) from continuing operations, n

et of tax, attributable to AES and Diluted EPS

$

343



$

0.48



$

(333)



$

(0.50)



$

219



$

0.31



$

(275)



$

(0.41)



Add: Income tax expense (benefit) from c

ontinuing operations attributable to AES

151





(98)





91





38





Pre-tax contribution

$

494





$

(431)





$

310





$

(237)





Adjustments

















Unrealized derivative and equity securities

losses (gains)

$

(53)



$

(0.07)


(2)

$

26



$

0.04


(3)

$

24



$

0.03


(4)

$

24



$

0.04


(3)

Unrealized foreign currency losses (gains)

11



0.01



(4)





5



0.01



(7)



(0.01)



Disposition/acquisition losses (gains)

(33)



(0.05)


(5)

100



0.15


(6)

(277)



(0.40)


(7)

130



0.20


(8)

Impairment losses

18



0.03


(9)

657



0.98


(10)

1,121



1.61


(11)

878



1.31


(12)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

27



0.04


(13)

55



0.08


(14)

51



0.07


(15)

103



0.15


(16)

Net gains from early contract terminations at

Angamos

(36)



(0.05)


(17)

(72)



(0.11)


(18)

(256)



(0.37)


(17)

(72)



(0.11)


(18)

U.S. Tax Law Reform Impact















0.02


(19)

Less: Net income tax expense (benefit)



0.11


(20)



(0.22)


(21)



(0.19)


(22)



(0.23)


(21)

Adjusted PTC and Adjusted EPS

$

428



$

0.50



$

331



$

0.42



$

978



$

1.07



$

819



$

0.96




____________________________

(1)

NCI is defined as Noncontrolling Interests.



(2)

Amount primarily relates to unrealized gains on power and commodities swaps at Southland of $22 million, or $0.03 per share, and unrealized gains on foreign currency derivatives in Argentina associated with government receivables of $15 million, or $0.02 per share, and in Brazil of $11 million, or $0.02 per share. 



(3)

Amounts primarily relate to unrealized derivative losses at Southland of $20 million, or $0.03 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2020, and unrealized derivative losses in Argentina mainly associated with foreign currency derivatives on government receivables of $18 million, or $0.03 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. 



(4)

Amount primarily relates to net unrealized derivative losses in Argentina mainly associated with foreign currency derivatives on government receivables of $26 million, or $0.04 per share.



(5)

Amount primarily relates to a gain on remeasurement of contingent consideration at Clean Energy of $24 million, or $0.03 per share, and gain on sale of Guacolda of $22 million, or $0.03 per share, partially offset by loss on Uplight transaction with shareholders of $11 million, or $0.02 per share.



(6)

Amount primarily relates to loss on sale of Uruguaiana of $85 million, or $0.13 per share, and advisor fees associated with the successful acquisition of additional ownership interest in AES Brasil of $9 million, or $0.01 per share.



(7)

Amount primarily relates to the gain on remeasurement of our equity interest in sPower to acquisition-date fair value of $214 million, or $0.31 per share, and gain on Fluence issuance of shares of $60 million, or $0.09 per share, a gain on remeasurement of contingent consideration at Clean Energy of $24 million, or $0.03 per share, and gain on sale of Guacolda of $22 million, or $0.03 per share, partially offset by day-one loss recognized at commencement of a sales-type lease at AES Renewable Holdings of $13 million, or $0.02 per share, and loss on Uplight transaction with shareholders of $11 million, or $0.02 per share.



(8)

Amount primarily relates to loss on sale of Uruguaiana of $85 million, or $0.13 per share, loss on sale of the Kazakhstan HPPs of $30 million, or $0.05 per share, as result of the final arbitration decision, and advisor fees associated with the successful acquisition of additional ownership interest in AES Brasil of $9 million, or $0.01 per share.



(9)

Amount primarily relates to asset impairments at Clean Energy of $14 million, or $0.02 per share, and at Panama of $5 million, or $0.01 per share.



(10)

Amount primarily relates to asset impairments at AES Andes of $523 million, or $0.78 per share, at our Guacolda equity affiliate impacting equity earnings by $81 million, or $0.12 per share, at Hawaii of $38 million, or $0.06 per share, and at Panama of $15 million, or $0.02 per share.



(11)

Amount primarily relates to asset impairments at AES Andes of $540 million, or $0.77 per share, at Puerto Rico of $475 million, or $0.68 per share, at Mountain View of $67 million, or $0.10 per share, at our sPower equity affiliate, impacting equity earnings by $21 million, or $0.03 per share, and at Clean Energy of $14 million, or $0.02 per share.



(12)

Amount relates to asset impairments at AES Andes of $527 million, or $0.79 per share, other-than-temporary impairment of OPGC of $201 million, or $0.30 per share, impairment at our Guacolda equity affiliate impacting equity earnings by $81 million, or $0.12 per share, impairment at Hawaii of $38 million, or $0.06 per share, impairment at Panama of $15 million, or $0.02 per share, and impairments at our sPower equity affiliate, impacting equity earnings by $16 million, or $0.02 per share.



(13)

Amount relates to losses on early retirement of debt at AES Andes of $15 million, or $0.02 per share, and Argentina of $8 million, or $0.01 per share.



(14)

Amount primarily relates to losses on early retirement of debt at DPL of $32 million, or $0.05 per share, Panama of $11 million, or $0.02 per share, and Angamos of $10 million, or $0.01 per share.



(15)

Amount primarily relates to losses on early retirement of debt at Andres and Los Mina of $15 million, or $0.02 per share, at AES Andes of $15 million, or $0.02 per share, and at Argentina of $8 million, or $0.01 per share.



(16)

Amount primarily relates to losses on early retirement of debt at the Parent Company of $37 million, or $0.06 per share, DPL of $32 million, or $0.05 per share, Panama of $11 million, or $0.02 per share, and Angamos of $10 million, or $0.02 per share.



(17)

Amounts relate to net gains at Angamos associated with the early contract terminations with Minera Escondida and Minera Spence of $37 million, or $0.05 per share, and $256 million, or $0.37 per share, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively.



(18)

Amounts relate to net gains at Angamos associated with the early contract terminations with Minera Escondida and Minera Spence of $72 million, or $0.11 per share.



(19)

Amount represents adjustment to tax law reform remeasurement due to incremental deferred taxes related to DPL of $16 million, or $0.02 per share.



(20)

Amount primarily relates to a reduction in the income tax benefit associated with the impairment at Puerto Rico of $44 million, or $0.06 per share, income tax expense related to the gain on sale of Guacolda of $6 million, or $0.01 per share, and income tax expense related to the gain on remeasurement of contingent consideration at Clean Energy of $6 million, or $0.01 per share.



(21)

Amounts primarily relate to income tax benefits associated with the impairments at AES Andes and Guacolda of $147 million, or $0.22 per share.



(22)

Amount primarily relates to income tax benefits associated with the impairments at AES Andes of $174 million, or $0.25 per share, at Puerto Rico of $70 million, or $0.10 per share, and at Mountain View of $18 million, or $0.03 per share, partially offset by income tax expense related to net gains at Angamos associated with the early contract terminations with Minera Escondida and Minera Spence of $83 million, or $0.12 per share, income tax expense related to the gain on remeasurement of our equity interest in sPower to acquisition-date fair value of $47 million, or $0.07 per share, and income tax expense related to the gain on Fluence issuance of shares of $13 million, or $0.02 per share.

 


The AES Corporation

Parent Financial Information

Parent only data: last four quarters





(in millions)

4 Quarters Ended

Total subsidiary distributions & returns of capital to Parent

September 30,

2021

June 30,

2021

March 31,

2021

December 31, 2

020

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Subsidiary distributions1 to Parent & QHCs

$

1,024


$

966


$

1,203


$

1,145


Returns of capital distributions to Parent & QHCs

(118)


(118)


45


45


Total subsidiary distributions & returns of capital to Parent

$

906


$

848


$

1,248


$

1,190


Parent only data: quarterly





(in millions)

Quarter Ended

Total subsidiary distributions & returns of capital to Parent

September 30,

2021

June 30,

2021

March 31,

2021

December 31,

2020

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Subsidiary distributions1 to Parent & QHCs

$

278


$

164


$

247


$

335


Returns of capital distributions to Parent & QHCs




(118)


Total subsidiary distributions & returns of capital to Parent

$

278


$

164


$

247


$

217




(in millions)

Balance at


September 30,

2021

June 30,

2021

March 31,

2021

December 31,

2020

Parent Company Liquidity2

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Cash at Parent & Cash at QHCs3

$

338


$

373


$

565


$

71


Availability under credit facilities

1,175


941


916


853


Ending liquidity

$

1,513


$

1,314


$

1,481


$

924




________________________


(1)   

Subsidiary distributions received by Qualified Holding Companies («QHCs») excluded from Schedule 1. Subsidiary Distributions should not be construed as an alternative to Consolidated Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities, which is determined in accordance with US GAAP. Subsidiary Distributions are important to the Parent Company because the Parent Company is a holding company that does not derive any significant direct revenues from its own activities but instead relies on its subsidiaries’ business activities and the resultant distributions to fund the debt service, investment and other cash needs of the holding company. The reconciliation of the difference between the Subsidiary Distributions and Consolidated Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities consists of cash generated from operating activities that is retained at the subsidiaries for a variety of reasons which are both discretionary and non-discretionary in nature. These factors include, but are not limited to, retention of cash to fund capital expenditures at the subsidiary, cash retention associated with non-recourse debt covenant restrictions and related debt service requirements at the subsidiaries, retention of cash related to sufficiency of local GAAP statutory retained earnings at the subsidiaries, retention of cash for working capital needs at the subsidiaries, and other similar timing differences between when the cash is generated at the subsidiaries and when it reaches the Parent Company and related holding companies.



(2)        

Parent Company Liquidity is defined as cash available to the Parent Company, including cash at qualified holding companies (QHCs), plus available borrowings under our existing credit facility. AES believes that unconsolidated Parent Company liquidity is important to the liquidity position of AES as a Parent Company because of the non-recourse nature of most of AES’ indebtedness.



(3)        

The cash held at QHCs represents cash sent to subsidiaries of the company domiciled outside of the US. Such subsidiaries have no contractual restrictions on their ability to send cash to AES, the Parent Company. Cash at those subsidiaries was used for investment and related activities outside of the US. These investments included equity investments and loans to other foreign subsidiaries as well as development and general costs and expenses incurred outside the US. Since the cash held by these QHCs is available to the Parent, AES uses the combined measure of subsidiary distributions to Parent and QHCs as a useful measure of cash available to the Parent to meet its international liquidity needs.

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