The AES Corporation 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): November 6, 2009
THE AES CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22203
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 6, 2009, The AES Corporation (AES) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto and is incorporated by reference herein. Such information is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed filed for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On November 6, 2009, AES issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 and updated its 2009 guidance. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto and is incorporated by reference herein. Such information is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed filed for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
On November 6, 2009, the Company announced that it entered into a binding Stock Purchase Agreement with China Investment Corporation (CIC), pursuant to which the Company will sell 125.5 million shares to CIC for $12.60 per share, for aggregate proceeds of $1.6 billion, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company has not determined the use of proceeds for the transaction, however, the Company may elect to use $1.0 to 1.5 billion of these proceeds to temporarily pay down recourse debt in 2010, pending investments in other projects. The effect of these transactions, without any assumed contributions from the remaining proceeds, is expected to be dilutive to 2010 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations by approximately $0.12. For adjusted earnings per share, adjustment factors include $0.04 to 0.06 related to estimated costs associated with the early retirement of debt, offset by approximately $0.01 related to a difference in the dilutive impact of the additional shares. Based on these adjustment factors, these transactions would be expected to be dilutive to 2010 adjusted earnings per share by $0.07 to 0.09. Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure which is reconciled in the preceding sentences. The definition of adjusted earnings per share is set forth below.
The Company will update its 2010 and 2011 guidance on its fourth quarter earnings conference call. The Company intends to file a Form 8-K under Items 1.01 and 3.02 with further information on the transaction, within four business days of the execution of the Stock Purchase Agreement, in accordance with SEC requirements.
Adjusted earnings per share (a non-GAAP financial measure) is defined as diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding gains or losses of the consolidated entity due to (a) mark-to-market amounts related to FAS 133 derivative transactions, (b) unrealized foreign currency gains or losses, (c) significant gains or losses due to dispositions and acquisitions of business interests, (d) significant losses due to impairments, and (e) costs due to the early retirement of debt. AES believes that adjusted earnings per share better reflects the underlying business performance of the Company, and is considered in the Companys internal evaluation of financial performance. Factors in this determination include the variability due to mark-to-market gains or losses related to derivative transactions, currency gains or losses, losses due to impairments and strategic decisions to dispose or acquire business interests or retired debt which affect results in a given period or periods. Adjusted earnings per share should not be construed as an alternative to earnings per share, which is determined in accordance with GAAP.
Such information is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed filed for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Safe Harbor Disclosure
This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act and of the Exchange Act. 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 AESs current expectations based on reasonable assumptions. Forecasted financial information is based on certain material assumptions. These assumptions include, but are not limited to accurate projections of future interest rates, commodity prices and foreign currency pricing, continued normal or better levels of operating performance and electricity demand at our distribution companies and operational performance at our generation businesses consistent with historical levels, as well as achievements of planned productivity improvements and incremental growth from investments at investment levels and rates of return consistent with prior experience. For additional assumptions see the Appendix to this presentation.
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 AESs filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including but not limited to the risks discussed under Item 1A Risk Factors in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, as well as our other SEC filings. AES undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf of the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.