Company profile

Robert C. Rowe
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
Former names
Northwestern Public Service Co
IRS number

NWE stock data



30 Oct 19
7 Dec 19
31 Dec 19


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Sep 19 Jun 19 Mar 19 Dec 18
Revenue 274.84M 270.72M 384.22M 308.82M
Net income 21.67M 47.66M 72.81M 66.49M
Diluted EPS 0.42 0.94 1.44 1.31
Net profit margin 7.88% 17.61% 18.95% 21.53%
Operating income 46.36M 48.82M 97.02M 64.74M
Net change in cash 829K 948K
Cash on hand 5.05M 4.22M 7.86M
Cost of revenue 64.23M 55.74M 115.74M 72.37M
Annual (USD) Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 15
Revenue 1.19B 1.31B 1.26B 1.21B
Net income 196.96M 162.7M 164.17M 151.21M
Diluted EPS 3.92 3.34 3.39 3.17
Net profit margin 16.52% 12.46% 13.06% 12.45%
Operating income 266.27M 271.75M 254.98M 265.82M
Net change in cash -613K 3.39M -6.9M -8.38M
Cash on hand 7.86M 8.47M 5.08M 11.98M
Cost of revenue 272.88M 410.35M 400.97M

Financial data from company earnings reports

Financial report summary

  • We are subject to potential unfavorable state and federal regulatory outcomes. To the extent our incurred costs are deemed imprudent by the applicable regulatory commissions or certain regulatory mechanisms are not available, we may not recover some of our costs, which could adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity.
  • Early closure or unscheduled plant outages of our owned and jointly owned electric generating facilities due to operational or economic factors, environmental risks or litigation could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations and liquidity. We also rely on a limited number of suppliers of coal for our electric generation, making us vulnerable to increased prices for fuel as existing contracts expire or in the event of unanticipated interruptions in fuel supply.
  • Our electric and natural gas transmission and distribution operations involve numerous activities that may result in accidents, fires, system outages and other operating risks and costs that are unique to our industry.
  • Cyber and physical attacks, threats of terrorism and catastrophic events that could result from terrorism, or individuals and/or groups attempting to disrupt our business, or the businesses of third parties, may affect our operations in unpredictable ways and could adversely affect our liquidity and results of operations. Failure to maintain the security of personally identifiable information could adversely affect us.
  • Federally mandated purchases of power from QFs, and integration of power generated from those projects in our system, may increase costs to our customers and decrease system reliability, limit our ability to make generation investments and adversely affect our business.
  • Our electric and natural gas portfolios rely significantly on market purchases. Prices for electric power and natural gas are often unpredictable as they are subject to market volatility and general market disruption. This exposure adversely affects our ability to manage our operational requirements and costs, which ultimately could adversely affect our results of operations and liquidity.
  • We are subject to extensive and changing environmental laws and regulations and potential environmental liabilities, which could have a material adverse effect on our liquidity and results of operations.
  • We are subject to changing federal and state laws and regulations. Congress and state legislatures may enact legislation that adversely affects our operations and financial results.
  • Weather and weather patterns, including normal seasonal and quarterly fluctuations of weather, as well as extreme weather events that might be associated with climate change, could adversely affect our results of operations and liquidity.
  • We must meet certain credit quality standards. If we are unable to maintain investment grade credit ratings, our liquidity, access to capital and operations could be materially adversely affected.
  • Our revenues, results of operations and financial condition are impacted by customer growth and usage in our service territories and may fluctuate with current economic conditions or response to price increases. We are also impacted by market conditions outside of our service territories related to demand for transmission capacity and wholesale electric pricing.
  • Our plans for future expansion through the acquisition of assets including natural gas reserves, capital improvements to existing assets, generation investments, and transmission grid expansion involve substantial risks.
  • Poor investment performance of plan assets of our defined benefit pension and postretirement benefit plans, in addition to other factors impacting these costs, could unfavorably impact our results of operations and liquidity.
  • Our obligation to include a minimum annual quantity of power in our Montana electric supply portfolio at an agreed upon price per MWH could expose us to material commodity price risk if certain QFs under contract with us do not perform during a time of high commodity prices, as we are required to make up the difference. In addition, we are subject to price escalation risk with one of the largest QF contracts.
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