Last $52.76 USD
Change Today +0.16 / 0.30%
Volume 238.4K
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Open
$52.55
Previous Close
$52.60
Day High
$52.92
Day Low
$52.49
52 Week High
11/6/14 - $54.42
52 Week Low
12/11/13 - $41.31
Market Cap
2.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
230.1K
EPS TTM
$2.81
Shares Outstanding
45.9M
EX-Date
12/11/14
P/E TM
18.8x
Dividend
$1.60
Dividend Yield
2.99%
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northwestern corp (NWE) Details

NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, the United States. The company operates through Electric Operations and Natural Gas Operations segments. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, as well as purchases, transports, distributes, and stores natural gas. As of February 19, 2014, the company served approximately 678,200 customers. NorthWestern Corporation was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

1,493 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/19/14
Founded in 1923

northwestern corp (NWE) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive...
Total Annual Compensation: $540.8K
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $354.7K
Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $322.8K
Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $234.5K
Vice President of Distribution
Total Annual Compensation: $254.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

northwestern corp (NWE) Key Developments

NorthWestern Energy Receives FERC Approval to Issue Securities to Finance Pending Hydro Transaction

NorthWestern Energy announced that it has received the final required regulatory approval in connection with its pending $900 million purchase of eleven hydroelectric facilities representing 633 megawatts of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved and authorized NorthWestern to issue securities consisting of a combination of up to $400 million of equity securities and up to $450 million in debt securities, or, in the alternative, up to $900 million of unsecured debt pursuant to an existing bridge credit facility, but, in no event, more than $900 million outstanding at any one time. The issuance of securities will be used to finance the hydroelectric acquisition from PPL Montana.

Northwestern Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Re-Affirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014; Provides Preliminary Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

Northwestern Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $251,912,000 against $262,248,000 a year ago. Operating income was $30,987,000 against $31,401,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $11,754,000 against $17,462,000 a year ago. Net income was $30,191,000 against $15,647,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per average common share were $0.77 against $0.40 a year ago. Adjusted diluted EPS was $0.38 against $0.39 for the same period a year ago. The significant earnings improvement was primarily the result of income tax benefits, related to years prior to 2014, recognized during the quarter. For the nine months, the company reported total revenues of $891,916,000 against $835,429,000 a year ago. Operating income was $127,434,000 against $121,071,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was 74,277,000 against $76,855,000 a year ago. Net income was $83,517,000 against $67,890,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per average common share were $1.20 against $1.14 a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities improved nine months 2014 versus the nine months 2013 by $34 million. For the year 2014, the company expects its Non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $2.60 to $2.75 and adjusted EPS midpoint to be $2.68. As a result of that new tax level, the company changed guidance from the 14% to 16%, down to the 12% to 14% tax rates. For the fourth quarter, the company expects to see adjusted EPS in the range of $0.82 to $0.97 per share. The company preliminarily anticipates its 2015 earnings per share to be in the range of $2.95 - $3.30 per diluted share. The company expects 2015 EPS prior to dilution to be in the range of $3.68 to $3.98. The company expects preliminary EPS midpoint to be $3.13. The company expects consolidated effective income tax rate of approximately 15% - 19% of pre-tax income.

Northwestern Corporation Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend, Payable on December 31, 2014

NorthWestern's Board of Directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.40 per share, payable December 31, 2014 to common shareholders of record as of December 15, 2014.

 

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