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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
__________________
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2023
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM __________________ TO __________________

Commission file number 1-31447
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Texas
74-0694415
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1111 Louisiana
Houston
Texas
77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(713) 207-1111
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Commission file number 1-3187
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Texas
22-3865106
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1111 Louisiana
Houston
Texas
77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(713) 207-1111
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Commission file number 1-13265
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
76-0511406
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1111 Louisiana
Houston
Texas
77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(713) 207-1111
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
RegistrantTitle of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Common Stock, $0.01 par valueCNPThe New York Stock Exchange
NYSE Chicago
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC6.95% General Mortgage Bonds due 2033n/aThe New York Stock Exchange
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.6.625% Senior Notes due 2037n/aThe New York Stock Exchange




Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.YesþNoo
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLCYesþNoo
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.YesþNoo

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.YesþNoo
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLCYesþNoo
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.YesþNoo

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filerNon-accelerated filerSmaller reporting companyEmerging growth company
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
þ
oo
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLCoo
þ
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.oo
þ

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.YesNoþ
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLCYesNoþ
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.YesNoþ

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuers’ classes of common stock as of October 18, 2023:
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
631,223,560shares of common stock outstanding, excluding 166 shares held as treasury stock
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
1,000common shares outstanding, all held by Utility Holding, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.1,000shares of common stock outstanding, all held by Utility Holding, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
            

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC and CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. meet the conditions set forth in General Instructions H(1)(a) and (b) of Form 10-Q and are therefore filing this form with the reduced disclosure format specified in General Instruction H(2) of Form 10-Q.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I.FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Consolidated Results of Operations
Results of Operations by Reportable Segment
Item 3.
Item 4.
   
PART II.OTHER INFORMATION 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 5.
Item 6.

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GLOSSARY
ACEAffordable Clean Energy
AFSIAdjusted financial statement income
AFUDCAllowance for funds used during construction
AMAAsset Management Agreement
ArevonArevon Energy, Inc., which was formed through the combination of Capital Dynamics, Inc.’s U.S. Clean Energy Infrastructure business unit and Arevon Asset Management
AROAsset retirement obligation
ARPAlternative revenue program
ASCAccounting Standards Codification
Asset Purchase AgreementAsset Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 29, 2021, by and between CERC Corp. and Southern Col Midco
AT&T Common
AT&T Inc. common stock
BcfBillion cubic feet
BoardBoard of Directors of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Bond Companies
Bond Company IV and Restoration Bond Company, each a wholly-owned, bankruptcy remote entity formed solely for the purpose of purchasing and owning transition or system restoration property through the issuance of Securitization Bonds
Bond Company IVCenterPoint Energy Transition Bond Company IV, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston Electric
BTABuild Transfer Agreement
CAMTCorporate Alternative Minimum Tax
CARES ActCoronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
CCNCertificate of Convenience and Necessity
CCRCoal Combustion Residuals
CECAClean Energy Cost Adjustment
CEIPCenterPoint Energy Intrastate Pipelines, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CERC Corp.
CenterPoint EnergyCenterPoint Energy, Inc., and its subsidiaries
CERCCERC Corp., together with its subsidiaries
CERC Corp.CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
CESCenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (now known as Symmetry Energy Solutions, LLC), previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of CERC Corp.
Charter CommonCharter Communications, Inc. common stock
CIPConservation Improvement Program
CODMChief Operating Decision Maker, who is each Registrant’s Chief Operating Executive
Common StockCenterPoint Energy, Inc. common stock, par value $0.01 per share
Compensation CommitteeCompensation Committee of the Board
Convertible NotesCenterPoint Energy’s 4.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026
Convertible Notes IndentureIndenture dated as of August 4, 2023 by and between CenterPoint Energy and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association, as trustee
COVID-19Novel coronavirus disease 2019, and any mutations or variants thereof, and related global outbreak that was subsequently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization
CPCNCertificate of Public Convenience and Necessity
CPPClean Power Plan
CSIACompliance and System Improvement Adjustment
DCRFDistribution Cost Recovery Factor
DOCU.S. Department of Commerce
DRRDistribution Replacement Rider
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GLOSSARY
DSMADemand Side Management Adjustment
ECAEnvironmental Cost Adjustment
EDITExcess deferred income taxes
EECREnergy Efficiency Cost Recovery
EECRFEnergy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor
EEFCEnergy Efficiency Funding Component
EEFREnergy Efficiency Funding Rider
Energy Systems GroupEnergy Systems Group, LLC, previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
Energy TransferEnergy Transfer LP, a Delaware limited partnership
Energy Transfer Common UnitsEnergy Transfer common units, representing limited partner interests in Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer Series G Preferred UnitsEnergy Transfer Series G Fixed-Rate Reset Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units, representing limited partner interests in Energy Transfer
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
Equity Purchase AgreementEquity Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 21, 2023, by and between Vectren Energy Services and ESG Holdings Group
ERCOTElectric Reliability Council of Texas
ESG Holdings Group
ESG Holdings Group, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management
Exchange ActThe Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
February 2021 Winter Storm EventThe extreme and unprecedented winter weather event in February 2021 (Winter Storm Uri) that resulted in electricity generation supply shortages, including in Texas, and natural gas supply shortages and increased wholesale prices of natural gas in the United States, primarily due to prolonged freezing temperatures
FERCFederal Energy Regulatory Commission
FitchFitch Ratings, Inc.
Form 10-QQuarterly Report on Form 10-Q
GHGGreenhouse gases
GRIPGas Reliability Infrastructure Program
GWhGigawatt-hours
Houston ElectricCenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC and its subsidiaries
IASInternational Accounting Standards
IBEWInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
IDEMIndiana Department of Environmental Management
Indiana ElectricOperations of SIGECO’s electric transmission and distribution services, and includes its power generating and wholesale power operations
Indiana GasIndiana Gas Company, Inc., formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren, acquired by CERC on June 30, 2022
Indiana NorthGas operations of Indiana Gas
Indiana SouthGas operations of SIGECO
Indiana UtilitiesThe combination of Indiana Electric, Indiana North and Indiana South
Interim Condensed Financial StatementsUnaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and combined notes
IRAInflation Reduction Act of 2022
IRPIntegrated Resource Plan
IRSInternal Revenue Service
IURCIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission
LIBORLondon Interbank Offered Rate
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GLOSSARY
LLTFLong Lead Time Facilities, which are transmission and distribution facilities that have a lead time of at least six months and would aid in restoring power to Houston Electric’s distribution customers following a widespread power outage under Public Utility Regulatory Act Section 39.918
LPSCLouisiana Public Service Commission
LTIPLong-term Incentive Plan
M&DOTMortgage and Deed of Trust, dated November 1, 1944, between Houston Lighting and Power Company and Chase Bank of Texas, National Association (formerly, South Texas Commercial National Bank of Houston), as Trustee, as amended and supplemented
MDLMulti-district litigation
MergerThe merger of Merger Sub with and into Vectren on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, with Vectren continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Merger AgreementAgreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 21, 2018, among CenterPoint Energy, Vectren and Merger Sub
Merger SubPacer Merger Sub, Inc., an Indiana corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy
MGPManufactured gas plant
MISOMidcontinent Independent System Operator
Moody’sMoody’s Investors Service, Inc.
MPUCMinnesota Public Utilities Commission
MWMegawatt
NERCNorth American Electric Reliability Corporation
NRGNRG Energy, Inc.
NYSENew York Stock Exchange
OridenOriden LLC
OrigisOrigis Energy USA Inc.
OUCCIndiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
Posey SolarPosey Solar, LLC, a special purpose entity
PPAPower Purchase Agreement
PRPsPotentially responsible parties
PTCsProduction Tax Credits
PUCOPublic Utilities Commission of Ohio
PUCTPublic Utility Commission of Texas
Railroad CommissionRailroad Commission of Texas
RCRAResource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
RegistrantsCenterPoint Energy, Houston Electric and CERC, collectively
REPRetail electric provider
Restoration Bond CompanyCenterPoint Energy Restoration Bond Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston Electric
RestructuringCERC Corp.’s common control acquisition of Indiana Gas and VEDO from VUH on June 30, 2022
ROEReturn on equity
ROURight of use
RRARate Regulation Adjustment
RSPRate Stabilization Plan
S&PS&P Global Ratings
Scope 1 emissionsDirect source of emissions from a company’s operations
Scope 2 emissionsIndirect source of emissions from a company’s energy usage
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Scope 3 emissionsIndirect source of emissions from a company’s end-users
SECSecurities and Exchange Commission
Securitization Bonds
Transition and system restoration bonds issued by the Bond Companies and SIGECO Securitization Bonds issued by the SIGECO Securitization Subsidiary
Series A Preferred StockCenterPoint Energy’s Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share
SIGECOSouthern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
SIGECO Securitization Bonds        
SIGECO Securitization Subsidiary’s Series 2023-A Senior Secured Securitization Bonds
SIGECO Securitization Subsidiary
SIGECO Securitization I, LLC, a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of SIGECO
SOFRSecured Overnight Financing Rate
Southern Col MidcoSouthern Col Midco, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an affiliate of Summit Utilities, Inc.
SRCSales Reconciliation Component
TBDTo be determined
TCJATax reform legislation informally called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
TCOSTransmission Cost of Service
TCRFTransmission Cost Recovery Factor
TDSICTransmission, Distribution and Storage System Improvement Charge
TDUTransmission and distribution utility
TEEEFAssets leased or costs incurred as “temporary emergency electric energy facilities” under the Public Utility Regulatory Act Section 39.918, also referred to as mobile generation
Topic 326
Accounting Standards Update 2016-13 - Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments
Transition Services AgreementTransition Services Agreement by and between CenterPoint Energy Service Company, LLC and Southern Col Midco
VectrenVectren, LLC, which converted its corporate structure from Vectren Corporation to a limited liability company on June 30, 2022, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy as of February 1, 2019
Vectren Energy Services
Vectren Energy Services Corporation, an Indiana corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy
VEDOVectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, LLC, which converted its corporate structure from Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc. to a limited liability company on June 13, 2022, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren, acquired by CERC on June 30, 2022
VIEVariable interest entity
Vistra Energy Corp.
Texas-based energy company focused on the competitive energy and power generation markets
VRPVoluntary Remediation Program
VUHVectren Utility Holdings, LLC, which converted its corporate structure from Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc. to a limited liability company on June 30, 2022, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren
WBD CommonWarner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Series A common stock
Winter Storm ElliottFrom December 21 to 26, 2022, a historic extratropical cyclone created winter storm conditions, including blizzards, high winds, snowfall and record cold temperatures across the majority of the United States and parts of Canada
ZENS2.0% Zero-Premium Exchangeable Subordinated Notes due 2029
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ZENS-Related Securities
As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, consisted of AT&T Common, Charter Common and WBD Common
2022 Form 10-KAnnual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 as filed with the SEC on February 17, 2023
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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

From time to time the Registrants make statements concerning their expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “projection,” “should,” “target,” “will” or other similar words.

The Registrants have based their forward-looking statements on management’s beliefs and assumptions based on information reasonably available to management at the time the statements are made. The Registrants caution you that assumptions, beliefs, expectations, intentions and projections about future events may and often do vary materially from actual results. Therefore, the Registrants cannot assure you that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by the Registrants’ forward-looking statements. In this Form 10-Q, unless context requires otherwise, the terms “our,” “we” and “us” are used as abbreviated references to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. together with its consolidated subsidiaries, including Houston Electric, CERC and SIGECO.

The following are some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the Registrants’ forward-looking statements and apply to all Registrants unless otherwise indicated:

CenterPoint Energy’s business strategies and strategic initiatives, restructurings, including the completed Restructuring, joint ventures and acquisitions or dispositions of assets or businesses, including the completed sales of our Natural Gas businesses in Arkansas and Oklahoma and Energy Systems Group, and our exit of the midstream sector, which we cannot assure will have the anticipated benefits to us;
industrial, commercial and residential growth in our service territories and changes in market demand, including the effects of energy efficiency measures and demographic patterns;
our ability to fund and invest planned capital and the timely recovery of our investments, including those related to Indiana Electric’s generation transition plan as part of its IRPs;
our ability to successfully construct, operate, repair and maintain electric generating facilities, natural gas facilities, TEEEF and electric transmission facilities, including complying with applicable environmental standards and the implementation of a well-balanced energy and resource mix, as appropriate;
timely and appropriate rate actions that allow and authorize requested and timely recovery of costs and a reasonable return on investment, including the timing and amount of recovery of Houston Electric’s TEEEF leases, and requested or favorable adjustments to rates and approval of other requested items as part of base rate proceedings;
economic conditions in regional and national markets, including changes to inflation and interest rates, and instability of banking institutions, and their effect on sales, prices and costs;
weather variations and other natural phenomena, including the impact of severe weather events on operations, capital and legislation such as seen in connection with the February 2021 Winter Storm Event;
volatility in the markets for natural gas as a result of, among other factors, armed conflicts, including the conflict in Israel and any broader related conflict, and the conflict in Ukraine, and the related sanctions on certain Russian entities;
continued disruptions to the global supply chain, including increases in commodity prices, and tariffs and other legislation impacting the supply chain, that could prevent CenterPoint Energy from securing the resources needed to, among other things, fully execute on its 10-year capital plan or achieve its net zero and carbon emissions reduction goals;
non-payment for our services due to financial distress of our customers and the ability of our customers, including REPs, to satisfy their obligations to CenterPoint Energy, Houston Electric, and CERC, and the negative impact on such ability related to adverse economic conditions and severe weather events;
public health threats, such as COVID-19, and their effect on our operations, business and financial condition, our industries and the communities we serve, U.S. and world financial markets and supply chains, potential regulatory actions and changes in customer and stakeholder behavior relating thereto;
state and federal legislative and regulatory actions or developments affecting various aspects of our businesses, including, among others, energy deregulation or re-regulation, pipeline integrity and safety and changes in regulation and legislation pertaining to trade, health care, finance and actions regarding the rates charged by our regulated businesses;
direct or indirect effects on our facilities, resources, operations and financial condition resulting from terrorism, cyber attacks or intrusions, data security breaches or other attempts to disrupt our businesses or the businesses of third parties, or other catastrophic events such as fires, ice, earthquakes, explosions, leaks, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe weather events, pandemic health events or other occurrences;
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tax legislation, including the effects of the CARES Act and the IRA (which includes but is not limited to any potential changes to tax rates, CAMT imposed, tax credits and/or interest deductibility), as well as any changes in tax laws under the current or future administrations, and uncertainties involving state commissions’ and local municipalities’ regulatory requirements and determinations regarding the treatment of EDIT and our rates;
our ability to mitigate weather impacts through normalization or rate mechanisms, and the effectiveness of such mechanisms;
actions by credit rating agencies, including any potential downgrades to credit ratings;
matters affecting regulatory approval, legislative actions, construction, implementation of necessary technology or other issues with respect to major capital projects that result in delays or cancellation or in costs that cannot be recouped in rates;
local, state and federal legislative and regulatory actions or developments relating to the environment, including, among others, those related to global climate change, air emissions, carbon, waste water discharges and the handling and disposal of CCR that could impact operations, cost recovery of generation plant costs and related assets, and CenterPoint Energy’s net zero and carbon emissions reduction goals;
the impact of unplanned facility outages or other closures;
the sufficiency of our insurance coverage, including availability, cost, coverage and terms and ability to recover claims;
the availability and prices of raw materials and services and changes in labor for current and future construction projects and operations and maintenance costs, including our ability to control such costs;
impacts from CenterPoint Energy’s pension and postretirement benefit plans, such as the investment performance and increases to net periodic costs as a result of plan settlements and changes in assumptions, including discount rates;
changes in interest rates and their impact on costs of borrowing and the valuation of CenterPoint Energy’s pension benefit obligation;
commercial bank and financial market conditions, including disruptions in the banking industry, our access to capital, the cost of such capital, impacts on our vendors, customers and suppliers, and the results of our financing and refinancing efforts, including availability of funds in the debt capital markets;
inability of various counterparties to meet their obligations to us;
the extent and effectiveness of our risk management activities;
timely and appropriate regulatory actions, which include actions allowing securitization, for any hurricanes or other severe weather events, or natural disasters or other recovery of costs, including stranded coal-fired generation asset costs;
acquisition and merger or divestiture activities involving us or our industry, including the ability to successfully complete merger, acquisition and divestiture plans;
our ability to recruit, effectively transition and retain management and key employees and maintain good labor relations;
changes in technology, particularly with respect to efficient battery storage or the emergence or growth of new, developing or alternative sources of generation, and their adoption by consumers;
the impact of climate change and alternate energy sources on the demand for natural gas and electricity generated or transmitted by us;
the timing and outcome of any audits, disputes and other proceedings related to taxes;
the recording of impairment charges;
political and economic developments, including energy and environmental policies under the current administration;
CenterPoint Energy’s ability to execute on its strategy, initiatives, targets and goals, including its net zero and carbon
emissions reduction goals and its operations and maintenance expenditure goals;
the outcome of litigation, including litigation related to the February 2021 Winter Storm Event;
obligations related to warranties, guarantees and other contractual and legal obligations;
the effect of changes in and application of accounting standards and pronouncements; and
other factors discussed in “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of Part I of the Registrants’ combined 2022 Form 10-K, which are incorporated herein by reference, and in other reports that the Registrants file from time to time with the SEC.

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and the Registrants undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Investors should note that the Registrants announce material financial and other information in SEC filings, press releases and public conference calls. Based on guidance from the SEC, the Registrants may use the Investors section of CenterPoint Energy’s website (www.centerpointenergy.com) to communicate with investors about the Registrants. It is possible that the financial and other information posted there could be deemed to be material information. The information on CenterPoint Energy’s website is not part of this combined Form 10-Q.
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,September 30,
2023202220232022
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Revenues:
Utility revenues$1,849 $1,829 $6,355 $6,400 
Non-utility revenues11 74 159 210 
Total1,860 1,903 6,514 6,610 
Expenses:
Utility natural gas, fuel and purchased power192 349 1,550 1,860 
Non-utility cost of revenues, including natural gas1 52 98 143 
Operation and maintenance648 670 1,990 2,020 
Depreciation and amortization374 329 1,042 974 
Taxes other than income taxes127 119 395 401 
Total1,342 1,519 5,075 5,398 
Operating Income518 384 1,439 1,212 
Other Income (Expense):
Gain (loss) on equity securities49 (206)56 (284)
Gain (loss) on indexed debt securities(47)210 (52)381 
Gain (loss) on sale  (12)303 
Interest expense and other finance charges(176)(116)(489)(375)
Interest expense on Securitization Bonds(7)(3)(11)(11)
Other income, net
13 8 39 25 
Total(168)(107)(469)39 
Income Before Income Taxes350 277 970 1,251 
Income tax expense68 75 245 328 
Net Income282 202 725 923 
Income allocated to preferred shareholders26 13 50 37 
Income Available to Common Shareholders$256 $189 $675 $886 
Basic Earnings Per Common Share0.41 0.30 1.07 1.41 
Diluted Earnings Per Common Share$0.40 $0.30 $1.07 $1.40 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding, Basic631 630 631 629 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding, Diluted633 633 633 633 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,September 30,
2023202220232022
(in millions)
Net Income$282 $202 $725 $923 
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Adjustment to pension and other postretirement plans (net of tax expense (benefit) of $-0-, $(9), $-0- and $(5))
1 2  (20)
Net deferred gain from cash flow hedges (net of tax of $-0-, $-0-, $-0- and $-0-)
2  2  
Reclassification of deferred loss from cash flow hedges realized in net income (net of tax of $-0-, $-0-, $-0- and $-0-)
   1 
Total3 2 2 (19)
Comprehensive income285 204 727 904 
  Income allocated to preferred shareholders26 13 50 37 
Comprehensive income available to common shareholders$259 $191 $677 $867 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

September 30,
2023
December 31,
2022
(in millions)
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents ($118 and $75 related to VIEs, respectively)
$120 $74 
Investment in equity securities566 510 
Accounts receivable ($32 and $22 related to VIEs, respectively), less allowance for credit losses of $31 and $38, respectively
767 889 
Accrued unbilled revenues ($2 and $0 related to VIEs, respectively), less allowance for credit losses of $1 and $4, respectively
340 764 
Natural gas and coal inventory138 241 
Materials and supplies
672 635 
Non-trading derivative assets
1 10 
Taxes receivable
67 20 
Regulatory assets217 1,385 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets ($14 and $13 related to VIEs, respectively)
134 171 
Total current assets3,022 4,699 
Property, Plant and Equipment:
Property, plant and equipment
39,618 37,728 
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
10,447 10,585 
Property, plant and equipment, net29,171 27,143 
Other Assets:
Goodwill
4,160 4,294 
Regulatory assets ($438 and $229 related to VIEs, respectively)
2,481 2,193 
Non-trading derivative assets
 2 
Other non-current assets167 215 
Total other assets6,808 6,704 
Total Assets$39,001 $38,546 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS – (continued)
(Unaudited)

September 30,
2023
December 31,
2022
(in millions, except par value and shares)
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Short-term borrowings$4 $511 
Current portion of VIE Securitization Bonds long-term debt
170 156 
Indexed debt, net5 7 
Current portion of other long-term debt1,255 1,346 
Indexed debt securities derivative630 578 
Accounts payable763 1,352 
Taxes accrued244 298 
Interest accrued179 159 
Dividends accrued126 144 
Customer deposits110 110 
Other current liabilities407 452 
Total current liabilities3,893 5,113 
Other Liabilities:  
Deferred income taxes, net4,128 3,986 
Benefit obligations533 547 
Regulatory liabilities3,195 3,245 
Other non-current liabilities829 774 
Total other liabilities8,685 8,552 
Long-term Debt:  
VIE Securitization Bonds, net408 161 
Other long-term debt, net16,430 14,675 
Total long-term debt, net16,838 14,836 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 13)
Temporary Equity (Note 18)
 3 
Shareholders’ Equity:  
Cumulative preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares and 800,000 shares outstanding, respectively, $0 and $800 liquidation preference, respectively (Note 18)
 790 
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 631,209,962 shares and 629,535,631 shares outstanding, respectively
6 6 
Additional paid-in capital8,581 8,568 
Retained earnings1,027 709 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(29)(31)
Total shareholders’ equity9,585 10,042 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$39,001 $38,546 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20232022
(in millions)
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income$725 $923 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization1,042 974 
Deferred income taxes94 26 
Loss (gain) on divestitures12 (303)
Loss (gain) on equity securities(56)284 
Loss (gain) on indexed debt securities52 (381)
Pension contributions(30)(6)
Changes in other assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues, net528 95 
Inventory63 (224)
Taxes receivable(47)1 
Accounts payable(443)(119)
Net regulatory assets and liabilities1,102 148 
Other current assets and liabilities(41)(199)
Other non-current assets and liabilities59 34 
Other operating activities, net9 72 
Net cash provided by operating activities3,069 1,325 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures(3,323)(3,079)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities 702 
Proceeds from divestitures, net of cash divested145 2,075 
Other investing activities, net(12)73 
Net cash used in investing activities
(3,190)(229)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings, net
(14)457 
Payment of obligation for finance lease (218)
Payments of commercial paper, net(1,496)(1,620)
Proceeds from long-term debt and term loans5,574 2,089 
Payments of long-term debt and term loans, including make-whole premiums(2,613)(1,519)
Payment of debt issuance costs(50)(26)
Payment of dividends on Common Stock(359)(328)
Payment of dividends on Preferred Stock(49)(48)
Redemption of Series A Preferred Stock
(800) 
Other financing activities, net(25)(7)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
168 (1,220)
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
47 (124)
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Period91 254 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at End of Period $138 $130 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CHANGES IN EQUITY
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2023202220232022
 SharesAmountSharesAmountSharesAmountSharesAmount
 (in millions of dollars and shares, except authorized shares and par value amounts)
Cumulative Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 20,000,000 shares
Balance, beginning of period1 $790 1 $790 1 $790 1 $790 
Redemption of Series A Preferred Stock
(1)(790)  (1)(790)  
Balance, end of period  1 790   1 790 
Common Stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 1,000,000,000 shares
        
Balance, beginning of period631 6 629 6 630 6 629 6 
Issuances related to benefit and investment plans
    1    
Balance, end of period631 6 629 6 631 6 629 6 
Additional Paid-in-Capital    
Balance, beginning of period8,570  8,544 8,568  8,529 
Issuances related to benefit and investment plans
11  13 13  28 
Balance, end of period8,581  8,557 8,581  8,557 
Retained Earnings       
Balance, beginning of period1,032  768 709  154 
Net income 282  202 725  923 
Common Stock dividends declared (see Note 18) (246) (227)(366) (334)
Preferred Stock dividends declared (see Note 18) (41)(24)(41)(24)
Balance, end of period1,027  719 1,027  719 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss      
Balance, beginning of period(32) (85)(31) (64)
Other comprehensive loss3  2 2  (19)
Balance, end of period
(29) (83)(29) (83)
Total Shareholders’ Equity$9,585  $9,989 $9,585  $9,989 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
(AN INDIRECT, WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.)
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2023202220232022
(in millions)
Revenues$1,083 $935 $2,784 $2,562 
Expenses:    
Operation and maintenance409 395 1,190 1,193 
Depreciation and amortization210 175 555 511 
Taxes other than income taxes70 65 201 196 
Total689 635 1,946 1,900 
Operating Income394 300 838 662 
Other Income (Expense):    
Interest expense and other finance charges(69)(50)(185)(148)
Interest expense on Securitization Bonds(2)(3)(6)(11)
Other income, net5 5 22 13 
Total(66)(48)(169)(146)
Income Before Income Taxes328 252 669 516 
Income tax expense72 52 147 108 
Net Income$256 $200 $522 $408 

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(AN INDIRECT, WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.)
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2023202220232022
(in millions)
Net income$256 $200 $522 $408 
Comprehensive income$256 $200 $522 $408 

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
(AN INDIRECT, WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

 September 30,
2023
December 31,
2022
(in millions)
ASSETS
Current Assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents ($113 and $75 related to VIEs, respectively)
$113 $75 
Accounts receivable ($30 and $22 related to VIEs, respectively), less allowance for credit losses of $1 and $1, respectively
482 311 
Accounts and notes receivable–affiliated companies409 21 
Accrued unbilled revenues182 142 
Materials and supplies489 471 
Taxes receivable8  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets ($13 and $13 related to VIEs, respectively)
33 41 
Total current assets1,716 1,061 
Property, Plant and Equipment:
Property, plant and equipment19,056 17,753 
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization4,425 4,292 
Property, plant and equipment, net14,631 13,461 
Other Assets:  
Regulatory assets ($107 and $229 related to VIEs, respectively)
775 778 
Other non-current assets37 39 
Total other assets812 817 
Total Assets
$17,159 $15,339 

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(AN INDIRECT, WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS – (continued)
(Unaudited)

September 30,
2023
December 31,
2022
(in millions)
LIABILITIES AND MEMBER’S EQUITY
Current Liabilities:  
Current portion of VIE Securitization Bonds long-term debt$159 $156 
Accounts payable359 413 
Accounts and notes payable–affiliated companies92 755 
Taxes accrued152 150 
Interest accrued93 83 
Other current liabilities90 88 
Total current liabilities945 1,645