News Release
January 29, 2004

DUKE ENERGY REPORTS YEAR-END AND FOURTH QUARTER 2003 RESULTS

  • Regulated units and Field Services show strong operational and financial results; merchant operations produce a loss
  • Non-strategic asset sales over $2 billion, exceed 2003 target
  • $2.2 billion in debt reduction achieved in 2003, including $387 million in assumed debt, exceeds 2003 target
  • $3.4 billion pre-tax charges reflect actions taken in fourth quarter to reduce exposure to merchant generation and international business
  • Annual dividend maintained at $1.10 per share


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Reflecting previously announced special items, Duke Energy reported a net loss in 2003 of $1.3 billion, or ($1.48) per share, compared to net income of $1.0 billion, or $1.22 per share in 2002.

Ongoing earnings per share (EPS) for 2003, which excludes special items, was $1.28 versus $1.88 in ongoing EPS in 2002.

“To establish a stable platform for future growth, Duke Energy sold non-strategic assets, cut expenses and paid down debt in 2003 – while still funding capital expenditures at our core regulated businesses,” said Paul Anderson, Duke Energy chairman and chief executive officer. “We also announced our intention to exit the Australian and European markets, as well as the merchant generation business in the southeast United States.

“Going forward, we expect our $1.10 dividend and modest earnings growth to provide an attractive return for long-term investors,” he added. “Reducing debt by $2.2 billion in 2003 was an important achievement in strengthening Duke Energy’s financial position. This effort will continue, as we expect to reduce debt between $3.5 billion and $4 billion during 2004.”

In fourth quarter 2003, Duke Energy reported a loss of ($2.23) per share, or a $2.0 billion loss, compared to a loss of ($0.06) per share, or a $52 million loss, in fourth quarter 2002. Excluding special items, ongoing earnings per share for fourth quarter 2003 were $0.22 versus $0.32 in fourth quarter 2002.

Special items for the quarter include:

($ in Millions)
Pre-Tax Amount
Tax Effect
2003 EPS Impact
2002 EPS Impact 
Fourth Quarter 2003
  • DENA plant impairments and DETM charges
($2,826)
$1,046 
($1.97)
--
  • DENA redesignation of hedging contracts to mark-to-market
(262)
97 
(0.18)
--
  • Charges and impairments for Australia and Europe
(292)
69 
(0.25)
--
  • Severance and related charges
(48)
18 
(0.03)
--
  • Tax adjustments
--
23 
0.03 
--
  • DEI reserve and charges for environmental settlements in Brazil
(26)
10 
(0.02)
--
  • Write-off of risk management system
(51)
19 
(0.04)
--
  • Net gain on asset sales
15 
(6)
.01 
--
Fourth Quarter 2002
  • Impairment of goodwill at DEI for European gas trading
($194)
--
--
($0.22)
  • Expenses at Franchised Electric associated with December 2002 ice storm
($89)
35 
--
(0.06)
  • Severance charges, including corporate-level severance of $18 million
($70)
30 
--
(0.04)
  • Asset impairments at Field Services
($28)
10 
--
(0.02)
  • Information technology system write-off at DENA
($24)
--
(0.02)
  • Previously announced settlement with North Carolina Utility Commission and Public Service Commission of South Carolina
($19)
--
(0.01)
  • Demobilization costs at DENA
($10)
--
(0.01)
TOTAL EPS IMPACT    
($2.45)
($0.38)
EPS, as reported
 
 
($2.23) 
($0.06) 
EPS, ongoing
 
 
$0.22  
$0.3  


Special items for 2003:

($ in Millions)
Pre-Tax Amount
Tax Effect
2003 EPS Impact
2002 EPS Impact
Subtotal 4th quarter (previously listed items)
 
 
($2.45)
($0.38)
 
Prior 2003 special items
  • Net gain on asset sales
170 
(60)
0.12 
 
  • Tax benefit on 2002 goodwill impairment of International Energy European gas trading
--
52  
0.06 
 
  • Cumulative effect of accounting changes
(256)
94 
(0.18)
 
  • DENA goodwill write-off
(254)
90 
(0.18)
 
  • Severance associated with work force reductions
(105)
37 
(0.08)
 
  • Settlement with the South Carolina Public Service Commission
(46)
18 
(0.03)
 
  • Settlement with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission
(17)
--
(0.02)
 
 
Special items yearly total for 2003
 
 
($2.76)
 
EPS, as reported
 
 
($1.48)
 
EPS, ongoing
 
 
$1.28 
 
 
Other 2002 special items
Termination of certain turbines on order, plus write-down of other uninstalled turbines
(163)
59 
 
(0.13)
Write-off of site development costs, primarily in California and Brazil
(80)
30 
 
(0.06)
Demobilization costs related to deferral of three merchant power projects
(12)
 
(0.01)
Severance costs associated with reduction in workforce
(33)
10 
 
(0.04)
Partial impairment of a merchant plant as a result of current market outlook
(31)
 
(0.04)
Special items yearly total for 2002
 
 
 
($0.66)
EPS, as reported
 
 
 
$1.22 
EPS, ongoing
 
 
 
$1.88 

 

BUSINESS UNIT RESULTS

At the end of 2003, Duke Energy moved the results for certain business segments from EBIT to a separate line on the income statement called “Loss from Discontinued Operations.” The amounts reported as discontinued operations are reported net of tax. The business units affected by this reclassification are International Energy, Field Services and Other Operations. All reported periods have been restated.

Franchised Electric
Fourth quarter 2003 EBIT from Franchised Electric was $197 million, compared to fourth quarter 2002 EBIT of $248 million. Milder weather and lower bulk power sales led to a 6.7 percent decrease in overall electric sales. During the quarter, Franchised Electric expensed $28 million in clean air amortization. Also during the quarter, it recorded $32 million of severance and related costs. In fourth quarter 2002, Franchised Electric incurred $89 million in ice storm-related costs.

Year-end 2003 EBIT for Franchised Electric was $1.4 billion, compared to $1.6 billion in 2002.

During 2003, Franchised Electric successfully secured 20-year license extensions for the McGuire and Catawba nuclear stations. It also completed reactor vessel head replacements at two Oconee Nuclear Station units, completed a steam generator replacement at one of the Oconee Nuclear Station units, and posted record generation output for its fossil-fired power plants. Overall electric customers grew by more than 43,000 in 2003.

Natural Gas Transmission
Duke Energy Gas Transmission (DEGT) reported fourth quarter 2003 EBIT of $308 million, compared to $294 million in fourth quarter 2002. Gains of $16 million from asset sales and increased earnings from new projects, partially offset by foregone earnings on assets sold, drove this increase. During the quarter, DEGT had $11 million in severance and related charges.

Year-end 2003 EBIT for DEGT was $1.3 billion – an increase from $1.2 billion in 2002.

For the year, more than 99 percent of customers in the northeast United States whose transportation contracts permitted notice of termination, decided to renew. DEGT also placed in service several projects totaling 850 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d) of pipeline capacity.

Duke Energy North America
Duke Energy North America (DENA) reported an EBIT loss of $3.16 billion in fourth quarter 2003, compared to EBIT of $26 million in fourth quarter 2002. Special items for the quarter totaled $3.1 billion, and included the decision to: a) sell DENA’s merchant plants in the southeast United States, b) reduce DENA’s interest in deferred plants, c) wind down its trading and marketing joint venture with ExxonMobil and d) redesignate certain hedging contracts to mark-to-market. Also included in the special items is $5 million in severance and related costs.

Excluding special items, DENA had a fourth quarter EBIT loss of $74 million compared to ongoing EBIT of $63 million in fourth quarter 2002. Lower spark spreads and increased depreciation led to lower results.

Year-end 2003 EBIT for DENA was a loss of $3.3 billion, compared with positive EBIT of $169 million in 2002.

International Energy
As a result of the decision to exit Europe and sell its Australian assets, the Duke Energy International (DEI) reporting segment will now include only operations in Latin America and its investment in National Methanol.

For fourth quarter 2003, DEI reported EBIT from continuing operations of $36 million, compared to $23 million in fourth quarter 2002. Fourth quarter results for 2003 include improved operational performance due to higher margins, successful re-contracting in Brazil and lower expenses throughout Latin America. DEI had a special item of $26 million for a reserve and charges for estimated environmental settlements in Brazil.

Year-end EBIT for DEI was $210 million versus $102 million in 2002.

Field Services
The Field Services business segment, which represents Duke Energy's 70-percent interest in Duke Energy Field Services, reported fourth quarter 2003 EBIT of $52 million compared to $49 million in fourth quarter 2002. The favorable impact of higher natural gas liquids (NGL) prices during the period was offset by the effects of hedging results related to the price movements of NGLs, higher natural gas prices and increased general and administrative costs. The higher general and administrative costs included $4 million in severance and related charges.

Year-end EBIT for Field Services was $192 million compared to $148 million in 2002.

Other Operations
Other Operations, including Crescent Resources, DukeNet Communications, Duke Capital Partners, Duke/Fluor Daniel, Duke Energy Merchants and Energy Delivery Services, reported EBIT of $96 million in fourth quarter 2003, compared to $91 million in fourth quarter 2002.

Year-end EBIT in 2003 for Other Operations was $153 million compared to $239 million in year-end EBIT in 2002.

Discontinued Operations
Discontinued Operations showed a fourth quarter 2003 after-tax loss of $215 million – due largely to a $223 million after-tax charge to complete the exit from the European market and the divestiture of DEI’s Australian assets. That compares with a fourth quarter 2002 after-tax loss of $266 million. The after-tax loss for Discontinued Operations in 2003 was $156 million versus an after-tax loss of $261 million in 2002.

INTEREST EXPENSE

Interest expense was $354 million for fourth quarter 2003, compared to $344 million for fourth quarter 2002. This increase was primarily due to lower capitalized interest of $15 million and $23 million of interest associated with the reclassification of certain trust preferred securities from minority interest to long-term debt, partially offset by lower borrowing costs in the quarter.

INCOME TAX

An income tax benefit of $707 million for 2003 results primarily from the large write-offs in fourth quarter 2003.

CASH FLOW

For the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2003, cash flow from operations was $3.9 billion, compared to $4.5 billion for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2002.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Duke Energy's consolidated capital structure as of Dec. 31, 2003, including short-term debt, was 58 percent debt, 37 percent common equity and 5 percent minority interests.

Under various credit facilities, Duke Energy, Duke Capital and other subsidiaries had the ability to borrow up to $3.4 billion as of Dec. 31, 2003. The companies had borrowings and letters of credit outstanding under these programs of approximately $1.1 billion as of Dec. 31, 2003, resulting in unused capacity of approximately $2.3 billion. The company also had approximately $1.2 billion in cash and cash equivalents as of Dec. 31, 2003.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information, including EPS reconciliation data and a schedule for Duke Energy Field Services gas volume and margin by contract type, can be obtained at Duke Energy’s fourth quarter 2003 earnings information Web site at: http://www.duke-energy.com/investors/financial/latest/default.asp.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The primary performance measure used by management to evaluate segment performance is EBIT from continuing operations, which at the segment level represents all profits from continuing operations (both operating and non-operating) before deducting interest and taxes, and is net of the minority interest expense related to those profits. Management believes EBIT from continuing operations is a good indicator of each segment’s operating performance as it represents the results of our ownership interests in continuing operations without regard to financing methods or capital structures.

On a consolidated basis, EBIT from continuing operations is also used as one of the measures to assess performance and represents the combination of operating income and other income and expenses as presented on the consolidated statements of income. The use of EBIT from continuing operations as one of the performance measures on a consolidated basis follows the use of EBIT from continuing operations for assessing segment performance, and we believe EBIT from continuing operations is used by our investors as a supplemental financial measure in the evaluation of our consolidated results of operations.

EBIT from continuing operations should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income, income from continuing operations, operating income or cash flow as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Duke Energy’s EBIT from continuing operations may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure of another company.

Duke Energy’s management uses ongoing EPS, which represents income from continuing operations adjusted for special items as one of the measures to evaluate operations of the company. Special items represent certain charges which management believes will not be recurring on a regular basis. Management believes that the presentation of ongoing EPS provides useful information to investors, as it allows them to more accurately compare the company’s ongoing performance across all periods.

Debt reconciliation to the Condensed Cash Flow Statement -- $ in millions
Issuances of long-term debt
$3,009 
Payments for the redemption of long-term debt, guaranteed preferred beneficial interests and preferred member interests and net paydown of commercial paper and notes payable
(4,839)
Assumed debt from asset sales
(387)
Total debt reduction
($2,217)

Duke Energy is a diversified energy company with a portfolio of natural gas and electric businesses, both regulated and unregulated, and an affiliated real estate company. Duke Energy supplies, delivers and processes energy for customers in North America and selected international markets. In 2004, the company celebrates a century of service with the 100th anniversary of its electric utility Duke Power. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

An earnings conference call for analysts is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET today. The conference call can be accessed via the investors' section of Duke Energy's Web site http://www.duke-energy.com/investors/financial/latest/default.asp or by dialing 800/946-0786 in the United States or 719/457-2662 outside the United States. The confirmation code is 474733. Please call in five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 888/203-1112 with a confirmation code of 474733. The international replay number is 719/457-0820, confirmation code 474733. A replay and transcript also will be available by accessing the investors' section of the company’s Web site http://www.duke-energy.com/investors/financial/latest/default.asp. The presentation may include certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. In such event, a reconciliation of those measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures will be available on our investor relations Web site at: http://www.duke-energy.com/investors/financial/gaap/.

This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although Duke Energy believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its goals will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein include legislative and regulatory developments; the outcomes of litigation and regulatory proceedings or inquiries; industrial, commercial and residential growth in our service territories; the weather and other natural phenomena; general economic conditions, including any potential effects arising from terrorist attacks, the situation in Iraq and any consequential hostilities or other hostilities; changes in environmental and other laws and regulations to which Duke Energy and its subsidiaries are subject or other external factors over which Duke Energy has no control; the results of financing efforts, including Duke Energy's ability to obtain financing on favorable terms; lack of improvement or further declines in the market prices of equity securities and resultant cash funding requirements for Duke Energy's defined benefit pension plans; the level of creditworthiness of counterparties to Duke Energy's transactions; the amount of collateral required to be posted from time to time in Duke Energy's transactions; the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; the extent of success in connecting natural gas supplies to gathering and processing systems and in connecting and expanding natural gas and electric markets and the effect of accounting pronouncements issued periodically by accounting standard-setting bodies; the performance of electric generation, pipeline and natural gas processing facilities; the timing and success of efforts to develop domestic and international power, pipeline, gathering, processing and other infrastructure projects; conditions of the capital markets and equity markets during the periods covered by the forward-looking statements; and other factors discussed in Duke Energy's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



Media Contact: Randy Wheeless
Phone: 704/382-8379
24 Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
Email: crwheele@duke-energy.com
Analyst Contact: Greg Ebel
Phone: 704/382-8118

 


 

DECEMBER 2003
QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS
(unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
December 31, 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 

(In millions, except where noted)
2003
2002
2003
2002

COMMON STOCK DATA        
(Loss) Earnings Per Share (from continuing operations)        
    Basic
$(1.99)
$0.24 
$(1.13)
$1.53 
  Diluted
$(1.99)
$0.24 
$(1.13)
$1.53 
Loss Per Share (from discontinued operations)
  Basic
$(0.24)
$(0.30)
$(0.17)
$(0.31)
  Diluted
$(0.24)
$(0.30)
$(0.17)
$(0.31)
(Loss) Earnings Per Share (before cumulative effect of change in accounting principles)        
  Basic
$(2.23)
$(0.06)
$(1.30)
$1.22 
  Diluted
$(2.23)
$(0.06)
$(1.30)
$1.22 
(Loss) Earnings Per Share
  Basic
$(2.23)
$(0.06)
$(1.48)
$1.22 
  Diluted
$(2.23)
$(0.06)
$(1.48)
$1.22 
Dividends Per Share
$0.275 
$0.275 
$1.10 
$1.10 
Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding        
  Basic
908 
892 
903 
836 
  Diluted
908 
893 
903 
838 

INCOME
Operating Revenues
$5,227 

$4,852 

$21,577 

$15,448 

(Loss) Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
(2,557)
651 
(268)
3,118 
Interest Expense
354 
344 
1,380 
1,097 
Minority Interest (Benefit) Expense (a)
(28)
64 
115 
Income Tax (Benefit) Expense
(1,077)
84 
(707)
611 
Loss from Discontinued Operations
(215)
(266)
(156)
(261)

Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principles, net of tax and minority interest






(162)



Net (Loss) Income
(2,021)
(52)
(1,323)
1,034 
Dividends and Premiums on Redemptions of Preferred and Preference Stock


15 

13 

(Loss) Earnings Available for Common Stockholders
$(2,023)

$(55)

$(1,338)

$1,021 


CAPITALIZATION
Common Equity
37%
36%
Preferred Stock (b)
0%
1%
Trust Preferred Securities (b)
0%

3%

Total Common Equity and Preferred Securities
37%
40%
   
Minority Interests (b)
5%
5%
Total Debt (b)
58%
55%

Total Debt (b)
$21,952 
$22,465 
Book Value Per Share
$15.11 
$16.70 
Actual Shares Outstanding
911 
895 

CAPITAL AND INVESTMENT EXPENDITURES
Franchised Electric
$262 
$402 
$1,030 
$1,269 
Natural Gas Transmission (c)
163 
353 
766 
2,878 
Field Services
117 
59 
211 
309 
Duke Energy North America
255 
277 
2,013 
International Energy
10 
62 
71 
412 
Other Operations (d)
93 
81 
319 
491 
Other
61 
(33)
87 
(23)
Cash acquired in acquisitions



(77)

Total Capital and Investment Expenditures
$715 

$1,179 

$2,761 

$7,272 


EBIT BY BUSINESS SEGMENT
Franchised Electric
$197 
$248 
$1,403 
$1,595 
Natural Gas Transmission
308 
294 
1,317 
1,161 
Field Services
52 
49 
192 
148 
Duke Energy North America
(3,164)
26 
(3,341)
169 
International Energy
36 
23 
210 
102 
Other Operations (d)
96 
91 
153 
239 
Other
(92)

(87)

(292)

(449)

Total Segment and Other EBIT
(2,567)
644 
(358)
2,965 
  EBIT Attributable to:
  Minority Interest (Benefit) Expense
(21)
(3)
65 
42 
  Third Party Interest Income
15 
20 
102 
  Foreign Currency Remeasurement Gain (Loss)
24 
(3)
24 
11 
Intercompany EBIT Elimination (e)

(2)

(19)

(2)

Total EBIT
$(2,557)

$651 

$(268)

$3,118 

 

(a) Includes financing expenses related to securities of subsidiaries of $27 million for the three months ended December 31, 2002 and $55 million and $130 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2003 and 2002, respectively. The expense related to these securities is now accounted for in interest expense.

(b) As a result of the implementation of SFAS No. 150 and FIN 46, approximately $900 million related to trust preferred securities and preferred stock with sinking fund requirements has been reclassified to debt and remains outstanding. Additionally, debt excludes approximately $880 million of debt that has been reclassified as liabilities associated with assets held for sale.

(c) 2002 twelve months ended amount includes $1.7 billion (net of cash acquired) paid to Westcoast Energy shareholders related to the acquisition.

(d) Beginning in 2003, Other Energy Services and Duke Ventures were combined into Other Operations.

(e) Amounts relate to the elimination of intercompany EBIT that has been reclassified to discontinued operations.

 


 

DECEMBER 2003
QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS
(unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
December 31, 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 

(In millions, except where noted)
2003
2002
2003
2002

FRANCHISED ELECTRIC
    Operating Revenues
$1,165 
$1,153 
$4,883 
$4,888 
  Operating Expenses
983 
895 
3,533 
3,329 
  Gains on Sales of Other Assets, net
  Other Income, net of expenses
11 

(10)

47 

36 

  EBIT
$197 

$248 

$1,403 

$1,595 

   
  Sales, GWh
19,207 
20,593 
82,828 
83,783 

NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION
  Operating Revenues
$896 
$765 
$3,197 
$2,464 
  Operating Expenses
588 
466 
1,969 
1,420 
  Gains on Sales of Other Assets, net
  Other Income, net of expenses (a)
125 
148 
  Minority Interest Expense
11 

10 

43 

31 

  EBIT
$308 

$294 

$1,317 

$1,161 

   
  Proportional Throughput, TBtu
860 
983 
3,362 
3,160 

FIELD SERVICES (g)
  Operating Revenues
$1,770 
$1,623 
$7,828 
$5,316 
  Operating Expenses
1,700 
1,582 
7,586 
5,182 
  (Losses) Gains on Sales of Other Assets, net
(5)
(4)
  Other Income, net of expenses (b)
14 
25 
67 
60 
   Minority Interest Expense
27 

17 

113 

46 

  EBIT
$52 

$49 

$192 

$148 

   
 
 
 
 
  Natural Gas Gathered and Processed/Transported, TBtu/day
7.5 
8.0 
7.7 
8.1 
  Natural Gas Liquids Production, MBbl/d
364.6 
388.4 
365.3 
388.7 
  Average Natural Gas Price per MMBtu
$4.58 
$3.98 
$5.39 
$3.22 
     Average Natural Gas Liquids Price per Gallon
$0.54 
$0.45 
$0.53 
$0.38 

DUKE ENERGY NORTH AMERICA
  Operating Revenues
$822 
$399 
$4,321 
$1,552 
  Operating Expenses and Impairments (c)
3,924 
453 
7,767 
1,507 
  Losses on Sales of Other Assets, net (d)
(124)
(208)
  Other Income, net of expenses (e)
(1)
52 
206 
81 
  Minority Interest Benefit
(63)

(28)

(107)

(43)

  EBIT
$(3,164)

$26 

$(3,341)

$169 

   
  Actual Plant Production, GWh (f)
5,376 
5,774 
24,046 
24,962 
  Proportional MW Capacity in Operation
15,665 
14,157 

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY (g)
  Operating Revenues
$105 
$165 
$597 
$743 
  Operating Expenses
67 
174 
406 
716 
  Losses on Sales of Other Assets, net
(2)
  Other Income, net of expenses
30 
32 
85 
  Minority Interest Expense (Benefit)

(2)

13 

10 

  EBIT
$36 

$23 

$210 

$102 

   
  Sales, GWh
4,253 
5,067 
18,134 
18,350 
  Proportional MW Capacity in Operation
4,121 
4,082 

OTHER OPERATIONS (g)
  Operating Revenues
$647 
$211 
$2,061 
$756 
  Operating Expenses
560 
141 
1,964 
661 
  Gains on Sales of Other Assets, net
32 
  Other Income , net of expenses
11 
14 
59 
110 
  Minority Interest Expense (Benefit)



(2)

  EBIT
$96 

$91 

$153 

$239 


(a) For the twelve months ended December 31, 2003, other income includes approximately $89 million of gains on sale of equity investments, including Alliance/Aux Sable, Foothills and Northern Border.

(b) For the twelve months ended December 31, 2003, other income includes approximately $11 million gain on sale of TEPPCO Class B shares.

(c) Includes DENA plant impairments of $2,640 million and redesignation of power contracts to mark-to-market of $262 million in the fourth quarter of 2003, and $254 million of goodwill in the third quarter of 2003.

(d) For the twelve months ended December 31, 2003, amount includes approximately $18 million loss on the anticipated sale of 25% interest in Vermillion, a $66 million loss on the anticipated sale of turbines and DETM charges related to the sale of contracts of $127 million.

(e) For the twelve months ended December 31, 2003, other income includes approximately $178 million gain on sale of the American Ref-Fuel Company equity investment.

(f) Represents 100% of GWh.

(g) Prior year amounts have been reclassified due to the current year discontinued operations.


 

DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In millions, except per-share amounts)

 
     

Years Ended
December 31,


     
2003

2002

Operating Revenues
  Non-regulated electric, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and other
$13,609 
$8,368 
  Regulated electric
5,026 
4,880 
  Regulated natural gas
2,942 

2,200 

      Total Operating Revenues
21,577 

15,448 

     
Operating Expenses
  Natural gas and petroleum products purchased
10,616 
4,695 
  Fuel used in electric generation and purchased power
2,087 
2,191 
  Operation and maintenance
3,959 
3,441 
  Depreciation and amortization
1,803 
1,515 
  Property and other taxes
527 
535 
  Impairment and other related charges
2,956 
364 
  Impairment of goodwill
254 


    Total Operating Expenses
22,202 

12,741 

     
(Losses) Gains on Sales of Other Assets, net
(199)

32 

Operating (Loss) Income
(824)

2,739 

       
Other Income and Expenses
  Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates
123 
218 
  Gains on sales of equity investments
279 
32 
  Other income and expenses, net
154 

129 

    Total Other Income and Expenses
556 
379 
     
Interest Expense
1,380 
1,097 
Minority Interest Expense
64 

115 

     
(Loss) Earnings From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes
(1,712)
1,906 
Income Tax (Benefit) Expense
(707)

611 

     
(Loss) Income From Continuing Operations
(1,005)
1,295 
Discontinued Operations
    Net operating loss, net of tax
(27)
(261)
    Net loss on dispositions, net of tax
(129)


Loss From Discontinued Operations
(156)
(261)
     
(Loss) Income Before Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle
(1,161)
1,034 
Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle, net of tax and minority interest
(162)


     
Net (Loss) Income
(1,323)
1,034 
     
Dividends and Premiums on Redemption of Preferred and Preference Stock
15 

13 

     
(Loss) Earnings Available For Common Stockholders
$(1,338)

$1,021 

     
Common Stock Data
  Weighted-average shares outstanding
903 
836 
  (Loss) Earnings per share (from continuing operations)
    Basic
$(1.13)
$1.53 
    Diluted
$(1.13)
$1.53 
  Loss per share (from discontinued operations)
    Basic
$(0.17)
$(0.31)
    Diluted
$(0.17)
$(0.31)
  (Loss) Earnings per share (before cumulative effect of change in accounting principle)
    Basic
$(1.30)
$1.22 
    Diluted
$(1.30)
$1.22 
  (Loss) Earnings per share
    Basic
$(1.48)
$1.22 
    Diluted
$(1.48)
$1.22 
  Dividends per share
$1.10 
$1.10 

 


 

DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)

 
       

Years Ended December 31,


       
2003

2002

 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
  Net (loss) income
$(1,323)
$1,034 
  Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by
    operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization (including amortization of nuclear fuel)
1,987 
1,692 
    Cumulative effect of change in accounting principles
162 
    Impairment charges
3,495 
545 
    Net realized and unrealized mark-to-market and hedging transactions
(15)
596 
    Gains on sale of equity investments and other assets
(86)
(81)
    Changes in working capital and other
(291)

761 

        Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
3,929 

4,547 

       
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
      Capital expenditures, net
(2,471)
(4,924)
    Investment expenditures
(290)
(641)
    Acquisition of Westcoast Energy Inc., net of cash acquired
(1,707)
    Proceeds from the sale of equity investments and other assets and sales of and collections on notes receivable
     
1,966 
516 
    Other
(136)

(53)

      Net Cash Used in Investing Activities
(931)

(6,809)

       
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
    Proceeds from:
       Issuance of long-term debt
3,009 
5,114 
       Issuance of common stock
277 
1,323 
    Payments for the redemption of long-term debt, guaranteed preferred beneficial interests and preferred member interests, and net pay down of commercial paper and notes payable
(4,839)
(2,992)
    Dividends paid
(1,051)
(938)
    Other
(53)

339 

      Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(2,657)

2,846 

       
  Reclassification of cash associated with assets held for sale
(55)
       
  Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
286 
584 
  Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
874 

290 

  Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$1,160 

$874 

 


 

DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)

 
   
December 31,

   
2003 

2002 

ASSETS
     
Current Assets
  Cash and cash equivalents
$1,160 
$874 
  Receivables
2,888 
4,861 
  Inventory
1,156 
1,134 
  Assets held for sale
424 
  Unrealized gains on mark-to-market and hedging transactions
1,566 
2,144 
  Other
694 

887 

     Total current assets
7,888 

9,900 

   
Investments and Other Assets
  Investments in unconsolidated affiliates
1,398 
2,015 
  Nuclear decommissioning trust funds
925 
708 
  Goodwill, net of accumulated amortization
3,953 
3,747 
  Notes receivable
260 
589 
  Unrealized gains on mark-to-market and hedging transactions
1,857 
2,480 
  Assets held for sale
1,444 
  Other
1,117 

1,645 

     Total investments and other assets
10,954 

11,184 

   
Property, Plant and Equipment
  Cost
47,157 
48,677 
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
13,378 

12,458 

     Net property, plant and equipment
33,779 

36,219 

   
Regulatory Assets and Deferred Debits
  Deferred debt expense
275 
263 
  Regulatory asset related to income taxes
1,152 
936 
  Other
939 

460 

     Total regulatory assets and deferred debits
2,366 

1,659 

   
   
  Total Assets
$54,987 

$58,962 

 


 

DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)

 
       
December 31,

       
2003 

2002 

LIABILITIES AND COMMON STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
           
Current Liabilities
        Accounts payable  
$2,331 
$3,637 
    Notes payable and commercial paper  
130 
915 
    Taxes accrued  
156 
    Interest accrued  
304 
310 
    Liabilities associated with assets held for sale  
651 
    Current maturities of long-term debt and preferred stock  
1,200 
1,331 
    Unrealized losses on mark-to-market and hedging transactions  
1,283 
1,918 
    Other  
1,799 
 
1,770 
 
      Total current liabilities  
7,698 
 
10,037 
 
       
Long-term Debt
20,622 
 
20,221 
 
       
Deferred Credits and Other Liabilities
  Deferred income taxes  
4,130 
4,834 
  Investment tax credit  
165 
176 
  Unrealized losses on mark-to-market and hedging transactions  
1,754 
1,548 
  Liabilities associated with assets held for sale  
737 
  Other  
4,287 

3,733 

    Total deferred credits and other liabilities  
11,073 
 
10,291 
 
       
Commitments and Contingencies
       
Guaranteed Preferred Beneficial Interests in Subordinated
  Notes of Duke Energy Corporation or Subsidiaries  

1,408 

       
Minority Interests
1,701 

1,904 

       
Preferred and Preference Stock
  Preferred and preference stock with sinking fund requirements  
23 
  Preferred and preference stock without sinking fund requirements  
134 

134 

    Total preferred and preference stock  
134 

157 

       
Common Stockholders' Equity
  Common stock, no par, 2 billion shares authorized; 911 million and 895 million  
    shares outstanding at December 31, 2003 and 2002, respectively  
9,519 
9,236 
  Retained earnings  
4,060 
6,417 
    Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)  
180 

(709)

      Total common stockholders' equity  
13,759 

14,944 

       
    Total Liabilities and Common Stockholders' Equity  
$54,987 

$58,962 

 


 

Supplemental Disclosures
Quarter Ended December 31, 2003

Duke Energy Corporation
   
4Q03

     
           
Mark-to-market Portfolio (in billions)
$ - 
     
Daily Value at Risk (DvaR) (in millions)
     
95% Confidence Level, One-Day Holding Period, Two-Tailed Average for the Period
$ 9 
     
 
Duke Energy North America
(in millions unless stated otherwise)
Q-T-D December 31, 2003
Merchant Energy Gross Margin
Proprietary Trading

Structured Contracts

Owned Assets

Total

  Mark-to-market gross margin (loss)
$ (3)
$ (38)
$ (7)
$ (48)
  Accrual gross margin (loss)
n/a 

33 

131 

164 

Total Gross Margin
$ (3)

$ (5)

$ 124 

116 
Reconciliation to Segment EBIT:
  Plant depreciation
(62)
  Plant operating and maintenance expenses
(88)
  General and administrative and other expenses
(166)
  Minority interest
63  
  Gain (loss) on sale of other assets
(124)
  Asset impairment and other charges
(2,903)

DENA Segment EBIT
$(3,164)
   
   
Owned Assets - Merchant Plant Production and Hedging Information *
2004

2005

2006

Estimated available production (millions of MWh)
65 
65 
65 
  Combined cycle
57 
57 
57 
  Peaker units
   
Estimated production (millions of MWh)
20 
25 
27 
  Combined cycle
20 
24 
26 
  Peaker units
   
Hedges
  Estimated production sold
93%
66%
66%
  Average price sold ($/MWh)
$ 44 
$ 45 
$ 42 

 


 

Supplemental Disclosures
Quarter Ended December 31, 2003

 
Duke Energy North America (continued)
(in millions)            
               
Maturity/Source of Carrying Value of Energy Contract Net Assets
2004

2005

2006

2007

Over
4 Years
 

Total
Fair Value
 

Proprietary Trading            
    Actively quoted prices and other external sources
$155 
$(1)
$25 
$(7)
$(14)
$158 
  Modeled
(10)

22 




23 

   
$145 

$21 

$29 

$(4)

$(10)

$181 

Structured Contracts
  Actively quoted prices and other external sources
$39 
$29 
$(47)
$(43)
$(107)
$(129)
  Modeled
(41)

(34)



(22)

(86)

   
$(2)

$(5)

$(45)

$(34)

$(129)

$(215)

Owned Assets
  Actively quoted prices and other external sources
$255 
$166 
$105 
$61 
$44 
$631 
  Modeled




37 

37 

   
$255 

$166 

$105 

$61 

$81 

$668 

   

    Total Fair Value of Energy Contract Net Assets *
$634 

 

* Total Carrying Value of Energy Contract Net Assets represents the combination of amounts presented as assets and (liabilities) related to unrealized gains or losses on mark-to-market and hedging transactions for Duke Energy North America.


Terms of Reference

Estimated Available Production
Represents the amount of electric power capable of being generated from owned merchant assets, after adjusting for scheduled maintenance and outage factors. For simple cycle facilities, only peak demand periods were included in this calculation.

Estimated Production
Represents the amount of power expected to be sold in a future period. This figure is based on economic projections modeled by Duke Energy personnel.

Estimated Production Sold
Represents the portion of estimated production which has been hedged, primarily through firm physical contracts.

Owned Assets
Represents activity around energy assets owned or leased, including hedges of power sales and fuel purchase requirements and tolls, transmission, transportations and storage contracts that hedge owned assets. Normal purchases and sales associated with such assets are included in the Merchant Energy Gross Margin table, yet excluded from the Maturity/Sources of Fair Value of Energy Contract Net Assets table. Economic hedges of Owned Assets that do not meet hedge accounting standards will still be classified as Owned Assets in the Merchant Energy Gross Margin table.

Proprietary Trading
Standardized contracts entered into to take a market view, capture market price changes or put capital at risk.

Structured Contracts
Non-standard contracts not associated with owned or leased assets and involving significant tailoring of terms to meet customer needs, and associated hedges. This category includes tolls, transmission contracts, transportation contracts and storage contracts, except those that hedge Owned Assets. Economic hedges of Structured Contracts that do not meet hedge accounting standards will still be classified as Structured Contracts in the Merchant Energy Gross Margin table.