SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2006 Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today updated its earnings outlook in advance of its financial analysts' conference in San Diego.
The company provided earnings-per-share guidance for 2007 of $3.50 to $3.70 and, for 2010, a target of $4.20 to $4.75. Last month, Sempra Energy raised its 2006 earnings-per-share guidance to $3.40 to $3.60, excluding any gains from asset sales. The company will discuss earnings ranges by business segment at the conference.
During a live webcast at 11:30 a.m. EST today, Donald E. Felsinger, chairman and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy, will provide an update on Sempra Energy's strategic plan at the company's financial analysts' conference. Other senior Sempra Energy executives will address developments at the major business units.
At the conference, Sempra Energy officials also will detail the company's capital-expenditure plan by business segment. For 2006, the company plans capital expenditures of approximately $2.3 billion and, from 2007 through 2010, expects annual capital expenditures to average approximately $2 billion.
Internet users may listen to the live webcast at www.sempra.com by clicking on the appropriate link. Conference presentation slides will be posted on Sempra Energy's Web site and a replay will be available on the site 24 hours after today's conference.
Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2005 revenues of $11.7 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' 14,000 employees serve more than 29 million consumers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and Asia.
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