Wisconsin Energy 8-K 2012
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):
March 29, 2012
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WISCONSIN ENERGY CORPORATION
ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.
Effective March 29, 2012, Wisconsin Energy Corporation is reaffirming its 2012 annual earnings guidance of $2.24 to $2.29 per share from continuing operations. However, because of the warmest winter in more than 100 years -- which led to a significant reduction in customer demand for natural gas -- Wisconsin Energy expects its first quarter 2012 earnings to be $0.72 to $0.73 per share from continuing operations. This compares with the company's initial guidance of $0.75 to $0.78 per share provided on its February 2, 2012 earnings call.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
Certain statements contained in this report are "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. These statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning management's expectations and projections regarding earnings. In some cases, forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "goals," "guidance," "intends," "may," "objectives," "plans," "possible," "potential," "projects," "seeks," "should," "targets" or similar terms or variations of these terms.
Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements. In addition to the assumptions and other factors referred to specifically in connection with these statements, factors that could cause Wisconsin Energy's actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in any forward-looking statements or otherwise affect its future results of operations and financial condition include, among others, the following:
Wisconsin Energy expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.