The PNM Resources Proposition
Delivering Above Industry-Average Earnings and Dividend Growth
PNM Resources’ strategic goal to deliver above industry-average earnings and dividend growth enables investors to realize the value in the Company’s business. PNM Resources’ current target is seven to nine percent earnings growth through 2019. Earnings growth is based on ongoing earnings, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes certain non-recurring, infrequent, and other items from earnings determined in accordance with GAAP.
Rate Base Growth
Our rate base growth will come from our near term investments in core capital, environmental control equipment, other generation resources and transmission to meet our evolving customer needs in New Mexico and Texas. Our current capital forecast calls for $1.7 billion worth of investments into our business. The expected rate base compound annual growth rates for the 2015-2019 time frame is 5% - 7% for PNM and 7% - 9% for TNMP.
We expect to realize the earnings potential in our businesses by continuing to earn our allowed returns and reducing regulatory lag. For the first time, in New Mexico, we will utilize the future test year filing format to minimize the impacts of regulatory lag. In Texas, we are able to utilize TCOS and DCOS rate mechanisms to allow for more timely recovery of costs during interim periods between rate cases. Finally, we are working to bring our FERC contracts in line with incurred costs as the contracts come up for renewal.
PNMR targets a dividend payout ratio of 50% to 60% of its ongoing earnings. On December 10, 2015, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to increase the company’s annual common stock dividend by $0.08, a 10.0 percent increase, to an indicated annual rate of $0.88 per share of common stock. The board has declared the resulting quarterly stock dividend of $0.22 per share, payable Feb. 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business January 25, 2016.
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