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Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Q4 2019 Earnings Call
Feb 26, 2020, 10:30 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Welcome to the Q4 2019 Earnings Conference Call. My name is James, and I'll be your operator for today's call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions]

I'd now like to turn the call over to John Wilcox. John, you may begin.

John Wilcox -- Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Customer Officer

Thanks, James. And good morning everyone, and welcome to Avista's fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 earnings conference call. Our earnings and our 2019 Form 10-K were released pre-market this morning and are both available on our website at avistacorp.com. Joining me this morning are Avista Corp President and CEO, Dennis Vermillion; Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO; Mark Thies; Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Customer Officer, Kevin Christie; and Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, Ryan Krasselt.

I would like to remind everyone that some of the statements that will be made today are forward-looking statements that involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are subject to change. For reference to the various factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in today's call, please refer to our Form 10-K for 2019, which is available on our website.

To begin this presentation, I would like to recap the financial results presented in today's press release. Our consolidated earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $0.76 per diluted share compared to $0.70 for the fourth quarter of 2018. For the full year, consolidated earnings were $2.97 per diluted share for 2019, compared to $2.07 last year.

Now, I'll turn the discussion over to Dennis.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Well, thanks, John and good morning everyone. Our performance during 2019 was strong as we were able to achieve both our financial and operational goals while being on the forefront of innovation in our industry. Financially, we had a good year as our earnings for 2019 were in the upper half of our guidance and Mark will provide further details on that a little bit later. Operationally, we are on track with one of the largest capital projects in our history, the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure in Washington. The development of this infrastructure will provide customers with more real-time data, so that they can better manage their energy use. We also announced plans to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market in 2022, which will expand our ability to integrate additional renewable energy into our electric generation resource mix and allow us to share resources and cost more effectively across a larger geographic area.

We have continued to be on the cutting-edge of innovation in our industry and region. In 2019 through our partnership with McKinstry, we began construction of the new catalyst building and Spokane, Washington, which is a zero energy, zero carbon 159,000 square foot building, along with the Scott Morris Center for energy innovation. When these two projects are completed in 2020, a centralized system will provide energy to multiple buildings in the eco-district. Last year, we established our clean energy goals with an ultimate target of serving our customers with carbon-neutral electricity by the end of 2027 and carbon-free electricity by 2045. We also donated $7 million to the Avista Foundation to support area communities to prevent homelessness, promote youth education and success and support small communities in our service area over the years to come. We were proud to announce yesterday that Avista has been recognized as one of the 2020 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This is just a tremendous achievement, and it acknowledges how Avista interacts as a business and as people with our natural environment, communities and employees.

Our actions are mission-driven and values-based with a commitment to achieving our organizational goals in ways that deliver value for all of our stakeholders. We're honored to receive this recognition, which demonstrates the leadership of our employees in Avista's commitment to ethical corporate culture built on trust, integrity and respect. In 2019, we reached settlements in all of our general rate cases with approvals by the commissions in Oregon and Idaho, and we are awaiting the decision from the Washington Commission on the partial settlement agreement for our 2019 general rate cases. We're also waiting on the decision for the 2015 remand case. Looking ahead, we remain focused on running a great utility and continuing to invest prudent capital to maintain and update our infrastructure and provide reliable energy services to our customers.

To facilitate the timely recovery of our costs, including capital investments that are not included in our current rates, we expect to file general rate cases in Washington, Idaho and Oregon in 2020. We are initiating our earnings guidance with a consolidated range of $1.95 to $2.15 per diluted share, which represents over 9% growth from our midpoint of the original 2019 guidance, of course, excluding the effects of Hydro One. This earnings guidance range assumes approval of our partial general rate case settlement by the Washington Commission. Lastly, earlier this month, the Board increased our dividend by 4.5% to an annual dividend of $1.62 per share.

And at this time, I will turn this presentation over to Mark.

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Dennis. Good morning, everybody. As stated in last quarter's call, my Blackhawks still stink, and we are in last place. In the Central Division, we are mathematically alive for the playoffs, but it's a tough road. And I'm not very optimistic. I am optimistic about our Company though. In our earnings as Dennis mentioned, we're in the upper half of our guidance range and benefited from customer growth in both natural gas and electric. We did receive the termination fee related to Hydro One. That's the big bump that was earlier -- early in the year. And in 2019, our other businesses had strong earnings primarily related to the sale of METALfx and then net investment gains related to our non-regulated investment activity.

With respect to capital expenditures, we remain committed to investing the necessary capital on our utility infrastructure. We expect Avista Utilities to have capital expenditures of about $405 million in 2020 and we expect AEL&P to be about $9 million. In our other businesses, we expect to continue to invest and it's about $15 million for 2020. With respect to liquidity, we continue to have strong liquidity with $196 million available under our committed line of credit. And in 2019, we issued about $65 million in common stock, and we sold bonds in November of $180 million and those bonds are due in 2049 through 30-year bonds. In 2020, we expect to issue approximately $160 million of long-term debt and $60 million of equity. In order to refinance, we have a $52 million maturity -- long-term debt maturity to fund our planned capital expenditures and maintain an appropriate capital structure.

As Dennis mentioned, we are initiating our 2020 guidance for a consolidated earnings to be in the range of $1.95 to $2.15 per diluted share. And this again guidance range assumes approval of our partial general rate case settlement by the Washington Commission. We experienced regulatory lag during 2019 and we do expect this to continue through 2021 due to our continued investment in infrastructure and the fact that we didn't file a rate case in 2018. In April, we filed general rate case in Washington, and we completed an electric-only rate case in Idaho with new rates effective December 1. We also filed in Oregon in March. And those new rates were effective January 15 of this year, 2020 and we expect those cases to provide rate relief and start reducing the lag that we have been experiencing. Going forward, we will continue to try to reduce the regulatory timing lag and more closely align our returns with those authorized by 2022, and we continue to anticipate an annual earnings growth rate of 9% to 10% from 2020 to 2022 and again, we are basing that off of the midpoint of our original 2019 guidance. And then following 2022, we expect to have a 4% to 6% growth rate going forward beyond 2022.

Our earnings growth rates again exclude that they are based on the midpoint of the original 2019, but exclude the $1.01 related to the Hydro One transaction. These growth rates are really necessary. We have to have timely and appropriate rate relief in all of our jurisdictions. So our 2020 guidance range reflects structure -- unrecovered structural costs of about 90 basis points. That's consistent and our guidance range for 2020 has improved our lag. It's now approximately 80 basis points, and the results and expected return for Avista Utilities of approximately 7.7% in 2020 for an ROE.

Before 2020, we expect Avista Utilities to contribute in the range of $1.89 to $2.01 and the midpoint of our guidance does not include any benefit or expense under the ERM. Our current expectation for the ERM is a benefit within the 90% customer, 10% Company sharing band, which is expected to add approximately $0.07 per share. We expect AEL&P to contribute between $0.08 and $0.12 per diluted share. Our outlook for Avista Utilities and AEL&P assume among other variables, normal precipitation and normal hydroelectric generation for the year. We expect our other businesses to be between a loss of $0.02 to earnings of $0.02 per diluted share. Our guidance again only includes normal operating conditions and does not include any unusual items such as settlement transactions or acquisitions or dispositions until the effects are known.

I'll now turn the call back over to John.

John Wilcox -- Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Customer Officer

And now, we would like to open the call for questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Very good. We can begin our Q&A now. [Operator Instructions] Our first question is from Richard -- Rich Ciciarelli. I apologize Richard from Bank of America.

Richard Ciciarelli -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Hi, good morning. No worries there.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Good morning.

Richard Ciciarelli -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Congrats on the quarter and the year, guys. Just had a quick question on, it looks like you increased the top end of the growth rate from 4% to 5% to 4% to 6% post '22. I was just curious what's kind of driving the increased confidence there. Is there anything specific to the utilities?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Hello. Well, it's -- again, most of our earnings come from the utilities. So really, it was just a -- as we looked at our forecast going forward and believe it again, this is still we need timely and fair rate relief in each of our jurisdictions. But as we looked at our forecast and our ability to have some customer growth and continued growth in our rate base, we believe that slight improvement in the top end was warranted. So we added that this quarter. And that's really for '23 and beyond.

Richard Ciciarelli -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Right, right. That makes a lot of sense. And I just wanted to touch base on the other businesses. I guess historically, there has been a bit of a drag there and now, you're pointing breakeven at the midpoint of the guidance. What's kind of the driving factor there and is that expected to continue to improve throughout the outlook?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Well, the driving factor for this -- for the -- for 2019, we had the sale of METALfx and then, we had some earnings from our other investments that -- we do expect -- as we continue to invest in these other businesses, we do expect them to generate earnings and income. We haven't really given forward guidance on out in the -- beyond this year. But as we continue, you've seen the improvement to get as you mentioned Richie that the midpoint is a breakeven. We would expect as we get out over the next three to five years, it would be in a $0.05 to $0.10 a share if we continue to invest at the levels that we've been investing, and the performance of those investments continues to be what we expect. That can always change, but we do expect it to be start generating positive earnings for us as we go forward.

Operator

Got it. Thanks a lot. That's very helpful. That's all I had. Okay. Thank you.

Richard Ciciarelli -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Our next call -- question is from Brian Russo of Sidoti.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Yeah. Hi, good morning.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Good morning, Brian.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

With the upcoming Washington rate case filing that you are targeting for second quarter or third quarter when would new rates go into effect in 2021? Is still that in April 1 or will that be pushed out given the later-than-usual filing?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian, Washington is an 11-month process, and historically, they have used the entire 11 months. So it will be 11 months from when we filed.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay. Got it. And then can we just assume looked like the year two revenue request that was not settled on -- totaled about $23 million to $24 million? Is that kind of a good kind of benchmark as to what revenue increase you might file in this upcoming rate case and then what is -- what will be the new historical test year?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

I think the best way to get a benchmark is to look at what we file. We have to reevaluate every time what we're going to file for. So in the second or third quarter in Washington, in the first quarter here will be in Oregon and then, second half of the year in Idaho that we are constantly evaluating where we are with our capital deployment and our expenses and then, we file our case. So that's one we're going to -- you're going to have the best. I wouldn't use a prior-year second year as what you think it's going to be. And Brian, I apologize, I forgot the second half of your question.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Oh, is it test year.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, the test year will be the at least 2019, if we file later in the year, we might move that forward a quarter or two depending on when we file.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay, got it. And AMI deferral that is mentioned in the 10-K, will that be included for recovery in this upcoming rate case?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian, this is Kevin Christie. We're still analyzing the case and at this point in time, we can't say for sure that will be true. It will either be this case or the next though.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay. And then last one on the rate case, what would be the optimal capitalization that you look to file for, I think, the last case was 47% to 48% equity and how does that compare with where you ended at year-end 2019 at close to 54% debt?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Well, again it's -- that is -- that's the consolidated cap structure you're looking at. When we look at our regulated jurisdictional cap structure, we are very close. We may not be exactly on, but we're very close at all times. That's why we issue the equity of the way we do it to maintain that capital structure on jurisdictional basis at 48.5% in Washington is where we currently are again assuming that the settlement gets approved by the commission.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay and then -- thank you. And then on the remand potential refund in the K also, such a wide range of $3.6 million, which is what you guys took a charge for '19, but the top end of $77 million. And I'm just trying to get a sense for what are the scenarios there and how might that change your equity needs relative to any outcome there.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Well, I mean, yes, it is a wide range and that's because the parties have very diverse beliefs on what each of the issues in that case. When that -- when the commission decides is when we're going to look at, they could they in our favor, they could decide on the other parties favor or somewhere in between. We don't know. We'll have to evaluate that, and we'll have to look at is their decision reasonable and then evaluate what our options are with respect to that. That's when we would also look at what are our equity needs because there would be a one-time. We believe there would be a one-time adjustment. And then, the commission would determine how that gets returned to customers if they selected a number that's different than what we've recorded.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay. Great. And then...

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

We'll evaluate our needs based on whatever that number is.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay. Understood. And then, on the guidance for 2020, obviously, the midpoint is a zero [Phonetic] or a balance, but you're forecasting to be in the 90% to 10%. Is that driven by low gas prices or -- and/or can you comment on the current outlook for hydro conditions?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Well, so -- that's determined based on the amount of power supply costs that are embedded in our rates in Washington. And then, our forecast of what do we expect our power supply costs to be. So, yes, it's a combination of -- we do expect normal hydro, right. We're now where we are. It's about 100% in our different basins, but recognized -- we're still early, right. That's where the snowpack is, but it depends how it comes off with the melt and -- but where we are right now is about 100% in our expectation. So it is primarily a little bit lower gas prices, and then some slightly favorable hydro conditions.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

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Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian, you are breaking up a little bit. [Indecipherable] on speaker.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

No, I'm on the headset. Can you hear me now?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Little better.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Yeah, just on the guidance. The mid -- original midpoint of the 2019 guidance, what was that [Indecipherable] a base.

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

$1.87 was the midpoint, $1.77 to $1.97. Now that's excluded -- I'm sorry, $2.00. You got to take out the Hydro One. So excluding the Hydro One termination fee, it was $1.77 to $1.97, $1.87 being the midpoint.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay, great. And your decision to participate in the EIM, anymore further color outlook on how that might change your integrated resource planning and PPA roll-offs. I think in mid-20 -- in the mid 20s.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, this is Dennis. As I mentioned, we're hard at work internally and we plan to join the EIM in the first part of the -- of 2020. So really -- excuse me, 2022. Yeah. We're -- having access to that market will allow us to better integrate the renewables both our existing and the future renewables we would expect to add onto our system as we move forward to meet our clean electricity goals. And as I mentioned, it helps us spread costs over that larger area. So we're on track or if you're familiar with that market, most of the larger players in the West are either members or are in the -- like us, in the process of joining. So we think that, that will only enhance our ability to manage our system and manage our cost to and integrate the new renewables that will come online.

We'll be filing our latest IRP -- actually, later this week, I believe in Idaho, so that will be available on our website and you'll be able to see what our plans are moving forward both in the short and long term to meet our goals going forward.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay. And then just lastly, did work paper policy statement issued by the Washington Commission on C2 legislation, any comments on that?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Well, we think it's a constructive policy statement. Obviously, all the utilities are still digesting how that helps us going forward, but our early read indicates that the commission is giving us an opportunity to have multi-year rate plans and a mechanism to work through how that could work, the devils in the details but we're optimistic at this point.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Okay. And then just lastly, did work paper policy statement issued by the Washington Commission on C2 legislation, any comments on that? Okay, great. Thank you very much.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Brian.

Operator

Our next question from Chris Ellinghaus of Siebert Williams.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Hey guys, how are you?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Good morning, Chris.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Mark, you talked a little bit about the improvement you're expecting in the investment, other income. Can you give us any color on what's moving that today and sort of that $0.05 to $0.10 goal over what sort of timeframe are you looking for that?

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Three to five years. And again, we continue to make some investments I believe prudent investments and with those investments, we expect to have some income with that. So we do expect some income growth over the next three to five years growing to a $0.05 to $0.10 amount per share as we get out again three to five years toward the end of that period. And all the specific investments, we just -- we were in Energy Impact Partners Fund Number I. We just joined Fund Number II. Those were both $25 million commitments, and we started to see through Fund I some earnings come out of that. We expect that to continue with Fund II, and we believe that that will be the case. And we're making other investments in the University of District and innovation that we believe will get us those numbers.

I'm not giving you specifics because I don't have the specifics, but again, we believe we will continue to invest and we will make some money at that and start to have some slight improvement in our earnings overall.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Okay. Can you give us any color on general timing of when you expect to make your filings this year?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

For the rate cases?

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Yeah.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Well, we said first quarter for Oregon, second to third quarter for Washington, and second half of the year for Idaho. That's allowed us as specific as we can get. We're analyzing all the details and put any or looking at possibilities of multi-year plans and how the policy statement affects in Washington. So we want to make sure that -- and also once we get -- as is our practice, once we get rate cases adjudicated by each jurisdiction, then we try to take that time when we're not in a rate case to go over and meet with our commissioners individually and with their policy staff to talk about our plans and make sure that we are, we have an ability to discuss what we're thinking with the commissions before we file. So until all of that happens, we don't have the details of exactly when we will file.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Yes. Sorry, I must have missed that part.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Are you as far as the equity goes for the year, obviously, you've got a good uncertainty in terms of what the remand might do. Are you planning to be sorry -- using the ATM on a more consistent basis or do you want to wait and see what that remand number might do?

Well, again, we expect that the commission will have their order on our general rate case for rates to go into effect by April 1. So we think around there, they may try -- the commission may. We have no insight in that, may try to get all of these orders. We have a couple of them out there together at the same time. So we just have one change to our customer bills. And if that is the case, we will wait. We'll find out what that is and then will go forward. But even if we don't get that, if they waited because they have more pondering to do, we'll begin. We do need our equity. We will begin to use that ATM and if we get a number that's significant and causes us to have additional equities, we will tell you at the time.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Okay. Can we assume that your guidance and your equity expectation is best based on your proposal on the remand number?

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

It's just based on our number. Yeah, the 3.6% that we already booked in '19. We have not assumed anything going forward that they come out. We don't really have an ability to make any other assumption.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Do you -- I haven't seen it in the 10-K yet, but what's the delta on METALfx from '19 to '20 for operating earnings?

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

METALfx is not in '20. There was a gain in '19. If I want to say $0.04 is an estimate, I might be off slightly there. So they were -- but that was a gain that wasn't their operating earnings, and they're not diluted in our guidance for '20. The earnings prior to the sale, what was that level in '19. It was about a $0.01 year if I recall, I don't -- I mean I'd have to go back. That's --- I'm -- I know I'm close. I may not be exact, but it wasn't significant earnings. It's about $1 million a year.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

They were positive earnings, which is a good thing.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

And going back to the investment, other income, is that $0.05 to $0.10 based on just the first to Energy Impact Partners Investment?

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

No, it's all of our investment, Chris, as we go forward. We're going to continue to invest in the next three to five years, and we expect to get some earnings out of that, not just making the investments and not make money.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

No, I understand. I'm just -- I want to make sure that includes incremental investments over that five-year period as well.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

It does.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Okay. At roughly that $15 million kind of number?

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Somewhere $15 million to $20 million. Yes.

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Okay. Thanks for the color. Appreciate it.

Operator

Our next question from Vedula Murti of Avon.

Vedula Murti -- Avon Capital -- Analyst

Good morning.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Good morning, Vedula. I just want to double check in terms of -- I think you indicated that the 2020 guide is -- has -- still has 80 basis points of lag that's outside the structural lag you always have. Can you -- one, I hear that correctly and two, is the structural lag 90 basis points that I recall?

Vedula Murti -- Avon Capital -- Analyst

Yes, and yes.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Okay.

Vedula Murti -- Avon Capital -- Analyst

Welcome! So I think I'm good. Thank you very much.

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Vedula.

Operator

Our next question is from Phil Covello of ExodusPoint.

Phil Covello -- ExodusPoint -- Analyst

Good morning, guys.

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Hi, Phil.

Phil Covello -- ExodusPoint -- Analyst

Hey, yeah, Chris and Brian actually answered my questions already, pretty still exhaustive, so I'll step out of the queue. Thanks.

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Thank you.

Phil Covello -- ExodusPoint -- Analyst

And a question from Brian Russo again.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Yeah, thanks for the follow-up, just real quickly. Can you remind us what your dividend policy is?

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Well, we try to stay in the 65% to 75% range of earnings where -- we -- as our earnings grow back into, we're slightly high at this point, but we expect as we grow back into with the 9% to 10% to be in that range as we get forward, and we tend to grow our dividend in that 4% to 5% range we have historically. So we just as Dennis mentioned -- we just grew our dividend about 4.5% this year to get to $1.62.

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Got it. Okay. Thank you very much.

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Brian.

Operator

[Operator Instructions] And John, it looks like there's no more questions.

John Wilcox -- Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Customer Officer

Okay. I want to thank everyone for joining us today. We certainly appreciate your interest in our Company. Have a great day.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Duration: 31 minutes

Call participants:

John Wilcox -- Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Customer Officer

Dennis Vermillion -- President & Chief Executive Officer

Mark Thies -- Executive Vice President, Treasurer, & Chief Financial Officer

Richard Ciciarelli -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Brian Russo -- Sidoti & Company -- Analyst

Chris Ellinghaus -- Siebert Williams -- Analyst

Vedula Murti -- Avon Capital -- Analyst

Phil Covello -- ExodusPoint -- Analyst

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