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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  November 2, 2023
 
Commission File
Number
Registrant;
State of Incorporation;
Address and Telephone Number
IRS Employer
Identification No.
   
1-11459PPL Corporation23-2758192
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Pennsylvania
Two North Ninth Street
Allentown,PA18101-1179
(610) 774-5151
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol:
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock of PPL Corporation
PPL
New York Stock Exchange
Junior Subordinated Notes of PPL Capital Funding, Inc.
2007 Series A due 2067
PPL/67
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company

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. ☐



Section 2 - Financial Information

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On November 2, 2023, PPL Corporation ("PPL") issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, and other business matters. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Section 7 - Regulation FD

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On November 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), members of PPL's senior management will hold a teleconference and webcast with financial analysts to discuss PPL's financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, and other business matters. The event will be available live, in audio format, together with the slides to be used during the teleconference, on PPL's Internet website: www.pplweb.investorroom.com/events. The webcast will be available for replay on PPL's website for 90 days.

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)Exhibits
Press Release, dated November 2, 2023, announcing PPL's financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, and other business matters.
104 -Cover Page Interactive Data File (the Cover Page Interactive Data File is embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

As provided in General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information contained in Items 2.02 and 7.01 of this Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall any such information be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.










SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  
PPL CORPORATION
By:/s/ Marlene C. Beers
Marlene C. Beers
Vice President and Controller
 
  
Dated:  November 2, 2023


Exhibit 99.1
news release
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www.pplnewsroom.com

Contacts:For news media: Ryan Hill, 610-774-4033
For financial analysts: Andy Ludwig, 610-774-3389

PPL Corporation reports third-quarter 2023 earnings

Announces 2023 third-quarter reported earnings (GAAP) per share of $0.31.
Achieves 2023 third-quarter ongoing earnings per share of $0.43 vs. $0.41 in 2022.
Narrows 2023 ongoing earnings forecast range to $1.55 to $1.60 per share.
Reaffirms projected annual earnings per share and dividend growth of 6% to 8% through at least 2026.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 2, 2023) - PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) today announced third-quarter 2023 reported earnings (GAAP) of $230 million, or $0.31 per share, compared with third-quarter 2022 reported earnings of $174 million, or $0.24 per share.
PPL reported earnings of $627 million, or $0.85 per share, for the first nine months of 2023, compared with reported earnings of $566 million, or $0.77 per share, for the first nine months of 2022.
Adjusting for special items, third-quarter 2023 earnings from ongoing operations (non-GAAP) were $317 million, or $0.43 per share, compared with $305 million, or $0.41 per share, a year ago.
Earnings from ongoing operations for the first nine months of 2023 were $884 million, or $1.20 per share, compared with $832 million, or $1.13 per share, for the first nine months of 2022.
Special items in the third quarters of 2023 and 2022 primarily included integration and related expenses associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy. Special items in the third quarter of 2022 also included impacts associated with the sale of Safari Holdings, LLC on Nov. 1, 2022.
“Based on our financial performance year to date and our continued success in offsetting this year’s headwinds from weather and storms, we have narrowed our 2023 ongoing earnings forecast range and remain confident in our ability to deliver our forecast midpoint of $1.58 per share,” said PPL President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent Sorgi.
The company said it continues to expect to offset weather and storm impacts through higher distribution rider revenues in Pennsylvania, better than expected execution of the Rhode Island Energy integration, lower interest costs due to PPL’s convertible issuance earlier this year, and additional savings the company has achieved through effective O&M management.
In updating the company’s 2023 ongoing earnings forecast range today, PPL narrowed the range to $1.55 to $1.60 per share from $1.50 to $1.65 per share.
The company also said it remains well-positioned to deliver top-tier earnings per share and dividend growth of 6% to 8% a year through at least 2026 without the need for equity issuances and while maintaining one of the sector’s strongest credit profiles.



In addition, PPL said it is on pace to achieve its projected O&M savings of at least $175 million by 2026 and to invest nearly $2.5 billion this year and $12 billion through 2026 to modernize the grid, further strengthen grid reliability and resiliency for customers as extreme weather threats increase, and advance a cleaner energy mix without compromising on affordability.

Third-Quarter 2023 Earnings Details
    
As discussed in this news release, reported earnings are calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). “Earnings from ongoing operations” is a non-GAAP financial measure that is adjusted for special items. See the tables at the end of this news release for a reconciliation of reported earnings (net income) to earnings from ongoing operations, including an itemization of special items.
(Dollars in millions, except for per share amounts)3rd Quarter Year to Date
20232022Change20232022Change
Reported earnings$230 $174 32 %$627 $566 11 %
Reported earnings per share$0.31 $0.24 29 %$0.85 $0.77 10 %
3rd Quarter Year to Date
20232022Change20232022Change
Earnings from ongoing operations$317 $305 %$884 $832 %
Earnings from ongoing operations per share$0.43 $0.41 %$1.20 $1.13 %



Third-Quarter 2023 Earnings by Segment(1)

3rd Quarter Year to Date
Per share2023202220232022
Reported earnings
Kentucky Regulated$0.24 $0.22 $0.58 $0.63 
Pennsylvania Regulated0.18 0.19 0.52 0.55 
Rhode Island Regulated0.01 (0.03)0.10 (0.07)
Corporate and Other(0.12)(0.14)(0.35)(0.34)
    Total$0.31 $0.24 $0.85 $0.77 
3rd Quarter Year to Date
2023202220232022
Special items (expense) benefit
Kentucky Regulated$— $— $(0.01)$(0.01)
Pennsylvania Regulated(0.02)0.01 (0.02)0.01 
Rhode Island Regulated(0.02)(0.07)(0.06)(0.12)
Corporate and Other(0.08)(0.11)(0.26)(0.24)
Total$(0.12)$(0.17)$(0.35)$(0.36)
3rd Quarter Year to Date
2023202220232022
Earnings from ongoing operations
Kentucky Regulated$0.24 $0.22 $0.59 $0.64 
Pennsylvania Regulated0.20 0.18 0.54 0.54 
Rhode Island Regulated0.03 0.04 0.16 0.05 
Corporate and Other(0.04)(0.03)(0.09)(0.10)
    Total$0.43 $0.41 $1.20 $1.13 

(1) Kentucky holding company costs for intercompany financing activity are now presented in Corporate and Other beginning on Jan. 1, 2023. Prior
periods have been adjusted to reflect this change.

Key Factors Impacting Earnings

In addition to the segment drivers outlined below, PPL’s reported earnings in the third quarter of 2023 included net special-item after-tax charges of $87 million or $0.12 per share, primarily attributable to integration and related expenses associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy. Reported earnings in the third quarter of 2022 included net special-item after-tax charges of $131 million, or $0.17 per share, primarily attributable to integration and related expenses associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy and impacts associated with the sale of Safari Holdings, LLC.
Reported earnings in the first nine months of 2023 included net special-item after-tax charges of $257 million, or $0.35 per share, primarily attributable to integration and related expenses associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy. Reported earnings in the first nine months of 2022 included net special-item after-tax charges of $266 million, or $0.36 per share, primarily attributable to integration and related expenses associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy and impacts associated with the sale of Safari Holdings, LLC.





Kentucky Regulated Segment
PPL’s Kentucky Regulated segment primarily consists of the regulated electricity and natural gas operations of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and the regulated electricity operations of Kentucky Utilities Company.
Reported earnings and earnings from ongoing operations in the third quarter of 2023 increased by $0.02 per share compared with a year ago. Factors driving earnings results primarily included lower operation and maintenance expense, partially offset by higher interest expense.
Reported earnings and earnings from ongoing operations in the first nine months of 2023 decreased by $0.05 per share compared with a year ago. Factors driving earnings results primarily included lower sales volumes largely due to mild weather and higher interest expense, partially offset by lower operation and maintenance expense.

Pennsylvania Regulated Segment
PPL’s Pennsylvania Regulated segment consists of the regulated electricity delivery operations of PPL Electric Utilities.
Reported earnings in the third quarter of 2023 decreased by $0.01 per share compared with a year ago. Earnings from ongoing operations in the third quarter of 2023 increased by $0.02 per share compared with a year ago. Factors driving earnings results primarily included higher transmission revenue and distribution regulatory rider recovery, partially offset by higher interest expense.
Reported earnings in the first nine months of 2023 decreased by $0.03 per share compared with a year ago. Earnings from ongoing operations in the first nine months of 2023 were even compared with a year ago. Factors driving earnings results primarily included distribution regulatory rider recovery and higher transmission revenue, partially offset by lower sales volumes and higher interest expense.

Rhode Island Regulated Segment
PPL’s Rhode Island Regulated segment consists of the regulated electricity and natural gas operations of Rhode Island Energy, which was acquired on May 25, 2022.
Reported earnings in the third quarter of 2023 increased by $0.04 per share compared with a year ago. Earnings from ongoing operations in the third quarter of 2023 decreased by $0.01 per share compared with a year ago. Factors driving earnings results primarily included higher operation and maintenance expense.
Reported earnings in the first nine months of 2023 increased by $0.17 per share compared with a year ago. Earnings from ongoing operations in the first nine months of 2023 increased by $0.11 per share compared with a year ago, primarily reflecting PPL’s ownership of Rhode Island Energy for a full nine months in 2023.

Corporate and Other
PPL’s Corporate and Other category primarily includes financing costs incurred at the corporate level, certain non-recoverable costs resulting from commitments made to the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office in conjunction with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy, and certain other unallocated costs.
Reported earnings in the third quarter of 2023 increased by $0.02 per share compared with a year ago. Earnings from ongoing operations in the third quarter of 2023 decreased by $0.01 per share compared with a year ago. Factors driving earnings results primarily included higher interest expense.
Reported earnings in the first nine months of 2023 decreased by $0.01 per share compared with a year ago. Earnings from ongoing operations in the first nine months of 2023 increased by $0.01 per share compared with a year ago. Factors driving earnings results primarily included lower operation and maintenance expense and other factors, partially offset by higher interest expense.





2023 Earnings Forecast

PPL narrowed its 2023 earnings from ongoing operations forecast range to $1.55 to $1.60 per share from a prior forecast range of $1.50 to $1.65 per share. The midpoint remains $1.58 per share.
Earnings from ongoing operations is a non-GAAP measure that could differ from reported earnings due to special items that are, in management’s view, non-recurring or otherwise not reflective of the company’s ongoing operations. PPL management is not able to forecast whether any of these factors will occur or whether any amounts will be reported for future periods. Therefore, PPL is not able to provide an equivalent GAAP measure for earnings guidance.
See the table at the end of this news release for a complete reconciliation of the earnings forecast.

About PPL
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a leading U.S. energy company focused on providing electricity and natural gas safely, reliably and affordably to more than 3.5 million customers in the U.S. PPL’s high-performing, award-winning utilities are addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. For more information, visit www.pplweb.com.

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(Note: All references to earnings per share in the text and tables of this news release are stated in terms of diluted earnings per share unless otherwise noted.)

Conference Call and Webcast

PPL invites interested parties to listen to a live internet webcast of management’s teleconference with financial analysts about third-quarter 2023 financial results at 11 a.m. Eastern time on
Thursday, Nov. 2. The call will be webcast live, in audio format, together with slides of the presentation. For those who are unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay with slides will be accessible at www.pplweb.com/investors for 90 days after the call.

Interested individuals can access the live conference call via telephone at 1-844-512-2926. International participants should call 1-412-317-6300. Participants will need to enter the following “Elite Entry” number to join the conference: 5513427. Callers can access the webcast link at www.pplweb.com/investors under “Events.”
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Management utilizes “Earnings from Ongoing Operations” or “Ongoing Earnings” as a non-GAAP financial measure that should not be considered as an alternative to reported earnings, or net income, an indicator of operating performance determined in accordance with GAAP. PPL believes that Earnings from Ongoing Operations is useful and meaningful to investors because it provides management’s view of PPL’s earnings performance as another criterion in making investment decisions. In addition, PPL’s management uses Earnings from Ongoing Operations in measuring achievement of certain corporate performance goals, including targets for certain executive incentive compensation. Other companies may use different measures to present financial performance.




Earnings from Ongoing Operations is adjusted for the impact of special items. Special items are presented in the financial tables on an after-tax basis with the related income taxes on special items separately disclosed. Income taxes on special items, when applicable, are calculated based on the statutory tax rate of the entity where the activity is recorded. Special items may include items such as:

Gains and losses on sales of assets not in the ordinary course of business.
Impairment charges.
Significant workforce reduction and other restructuring effects.
Acquisition and divestiture-related adjustments.
Significant losses on early extinguishment of debt.
Other charges or credits that are, in management’s view, non-recurring or otherwise not reflective of the company’s ongoing operations.

Statements contained in this news release, including statements with respect to future earnings, cash flows, dividends, financing, regulation and corporate strategy, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although PPL Corporation believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the statements. The following are among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: asset or business acquisitions and dispositions; pandemic health events or other catastrophic events and their effect on financial markets, economic conditions and our businesses; market demand for energy in our service territories; weather conditions affecting customer energy usage and operating costs; volatility in or the impact of other changes in financial markets, commodity prices and economic conditions, including inflation; the effect of any business or industry restructuring; the profitability and liquidity of PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; new accounting requirements or new interpretations or applications of existing requirements; operating performance of our facilities; the length of scheduled and unscheduled outages at our generating plants; environmental conditions and requirements and the related costs of compliance; system conditions and operating costs; development of new projects, markets and technologies; performance of new ventures; any impact of severe weather on our business; receipt of necessary government permits, approvals, rate relief and regulatory cost recovery; capital market conditions and decisions regarding capital structure; the impact of state, federal or foreign investigations applicable to PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; the outcome of litigation against PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; stock price performance; the market prices of equity securities and the impact on pension income and resultant cash funding requirements for defined benefit pension plans; the securities and credit ratings of PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries; political, regulatory or economic conditions in jurisdictions where PPL Corporation or its subsidiaries conduct business, including any potential effects of threatened or actual cyberattack, terrorism, or war or other hostilities; new state, federal or foreign legislation, including new tax legislation; and the commitments and liabilities of PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in light of such important factors and in conjunction with factors and other matters discussed in PPL Corporation’s Form 10-K and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Note to Editors: Visit our media website at www.pplnewsroom.com for additional news and background about PPL Corporation.







PPL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION(1)
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(Millions of Dollars)
September 30,December 31,
20232022
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$353 $356 
Accounts receivable1,068 1,046 
Unbilled revenues328 552 
Fuel, materials and supplies488 443 
Regulatory assets315 258 
Other current assets202 169 
Property, Plant and Equipment
Regulated utility plant38,148 36,961 
Less: Accumulated depreciation - regulated utility plant8,976 8,352 
Regulated utility plant, net29,172 28,609 
Non-regulated property, plant and equipment70 92 
Less: Accumulated depreciation - non-regulated property, plant and equipment21 46 
Non-regulated property, plant and equipment, net49 46 
Construction work in progress1,849 1,583 
Property, Plant and Equipment, net31,070 30,238 
Noncurrent regulatory assets1,787 1,819 
Goodwill and other intangibles2,554 2,561 
Other noncurrent assets464 395 
Total Assets$38,629 $37,837 
Liabilities and Equity
Short-term debt$287 $985 
Long-term debt due within one year91 354 
Accounts payable1,178 1,201 
Other current liabilities1,323 1,249 
Long-term debt14,484 12,889 
Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits3,163 3,124 
Accrued pension obligations199 206 
Asset retirement obligations140 138 
Noncurrent regulatory liabilities3,384 3,412 
Other deferred credits and noncurrent liabilities368 361 
Common stock and additional paid-in capital12,327 12,325 
Treasury stock(948)(967)
Earnings reinvested2,775 2,681 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(142)(124)
Noncontrolling interests— 
Total Liabilities and Equity$38,629 $37,837 


(1)    The Financial Statements in this news release have been condensed and summarized for purposes of this presentation. Please refer to PPL Corporation’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for full financial statements, including note disclosure.



 PPL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(Millions of Dollars, except share data)
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2023202220232022
Operating Revenues$2,043 $2,134 $6,281 $5,612 
Operating Expenses
Operation
Fuel199 267 567 708 
Energy purchases356 436 1,430 1,093 
Other operation and maintenance637 678 1,805 1,671 
Depreciation314 312 940 872 
Taxes, other than income100 100 299 230 
Total Operating Expenses1,606 1,793 5,041 4,574 
Operating Income437 341 1,240 1,038 
Other Income (Expense) - net16 10 51 36 
Interest Expense165 136 494 361 
Income Before Income Taxes288 215 797 713 
Income Taxes58 41 170 147 
Net Income$230 $174 $627 $566 
Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
Basic and Diluted
Net Income Available to PPL Common Shareowners$0.31 $0.24 $0.85 $0.77 
Weighted-Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding (in thousands)
  Basic737,107 736,247 737,005 735,912 
  Diluted738,184 737,074 738,021 736,679 





 PPL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(Millions of Dollars)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20232022
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
Net income$627 $566 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
Depreciation940 872 
Amortization61 30 
Defined benefit plans - (income) expense(55)(12)
Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits142 55 
Stock-based compensation expense22 23 
Impairment of assets held for sale— 67 
Other(23)21 
Change in current assets and current liabilities
Accounts receivable(37)(103)
Accounts payable(129)120 
Unbilled revenues224 42 
Fuel, materials and supplies(43)(71)
Prepayments(44)(23)
Taxes payable(15)(14)
Regulatory assets and liabilities, net(27)(158)
Accrued interest123 59 
Other(2)52 
Other operating activities
Defined benefit plans - funding(14)(8)
Other(102)(7)
Net cash provided by operating activities1,648 1,511 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment(1,741)(1,515)
Acquisition of Narragansett Electric, net of cash acquired— (3,674)
Other investing activities
Net cash used in investing activities(1,739)(5,186)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Issuance of long-term debt3,127 850 
Retirement of long-term debt(1,763)(263)
Payment of common stock dividends(526)(620)
Net increase (decrease) in short-term debt(698)441 
Other financing activities(52)(1)
Net cash provided by financing activities88 407 
Net Decrease in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash(3)(3,268)
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Period357 3,572 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at End of Period$354 $304 
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information
Significant non-cash transactions:
Accrued expenditures for property, plant and equipment at September 30,
$200 $239 



Operating - Electricity Sales (Unaudited)(1)
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
PercentPercent
(GWh)20232022Change20232022Change
PA Regulated Segment
Retail Delivered(2)
9,363 9,702 (3.5)%26,894 28,398 (5.3)%
KY Regulated Segment
Retail Delivered7,943 8,107 (2.0)%21,539 22,886 (5.9)%
Wholesale(3)
178 183 (2.7)%382 683 (44.1)%
Total8,121 8,290 (2.0)%21,921 23,569 (7.0)%
Total17,484 17,992 (2.8)%48,815 51,967 (6.1)%

(1) Excludes Rhode Island Energy’s electricity sales as revenues are decoupled from volumes delivered.
(2) Adjusted 2022 sales volumes to account for a correction to a customer account.
(3) Represents FERC-regulated municipal and unregulated off-system sales.





Reconciliation of Segment Reported Earnings to Earnings from Ongoing Operations
(After-Tax)
(Unaudited)
3rd Quarter 2023(millions of dollars)
 KY PARI Corp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$175 $136 $$(87)$230 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Talen litigation costs, net of tax of $1— — — (3)(3)
    Strategic corporate initiatives, net of tax of $0, $1(2)
— (1)— (3)(4)
    Acquisition integration, net of tax of $4, $15(3)
— — (16)(55)(71)
    Sale of Safari Holdings, net of tax of ($1)— — — 
    PPL Electric billing issue, net of tax of $4(4)
— (8)— — (8)
    Other non-recurring charges, net of tax of $0(5)
— — — (2)(2)
Total Special Items— (9)(16)(62)(87)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$175 $145 $22 $(25)$317 
(per share - diluted)
 KY PARI Corp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$0.24 $0.18 $0.01 $(0.12)$0.31 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Acquisition integration(3)
— — (0.02)(0.08)(0.10)
    PPL Electric billing issue(4)
— (0.02)— — (0.02)
Total Special Items— (0.02)(0.02)(0.08)(0.12)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$0.24 $0.20 $0.03 $(0.04)$0.43 

(1) Reported Earnings represents Net Income.
(2) Represents costs related to PPL’s corporate centralization and other strategic efforts.
(3) Primarily integration and related costs associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy.
(4) Certain expenses related to billing issues.
(5) Certain expenses related to distributed energy investments.




















Reconciliation of Segment Reported Earnings to Earnings from Ongoing Operations
(After-Tax)
(Unaudited)
Year-to-Date September 30, 2023(millions of dollars)
 KY PARI Corp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$432 $384 $70 $(259)$627 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Talen litigation costs, net of tax of $2— — — (6)(6)
    Strategic corporate initiatives, net of tax of $0, $0, $2(2)
(1)(1)— (7)(9)
    Acquisition integration, net of tax of $12, $42(3)
— — (46)(159)(205)
    PA tax rate change— — — 
    Sale of Safari Holdings, net of tax of $1(4)
— — — (3)(3)
    PPL Electric billing issue, net of tax of $6(5)
— (15)— — (15)
    FERC transmission credit refund, net of tax of $2(6)
(5)— — — (5)
    Other non-recurring charges, net of tax of $0(7)
— — — (15)(15)
Total Special Items(6)(15)(46)(190)(257)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$438 $399 $116 $(69)$884 
(per share - diluted)
 KY PARI Corp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$0.58 $0.52 $0.10 $(0.35)$0.85 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Talen litigation costs— — — (0.01)(0.01)
    Strategic corporate initiatives(2)
— — — (0.01)(0.01)
    Acquisition integration(3)
— — (0.06)(0.22)(0.28)
    PPL Electric billing issue(5)
— (0.02)— — (0.02)
    FERC transmission credit refund(6)
(0.01)— — — (0.01)
    Other non-recurring charges(7)
— — — (0.02)(0.02)
Total Special Items(0.01)(0.02)(0.06)(0.26)(0.35)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$0.59 $0.54 $0.16 $(0.09)$1.20 

(1) Reported Earnings represents Net Income.
(2) Represents costs related to PPL’s corporate centralization and other strategic efforts.
(3) Primarily integration and related costs associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy.
(4) Primarily final closing adjustments related to the sale of Safari Holdings, LLC.
(5) Certain expenses related to billing issues.
(6) Prior period impact related to a FERC refund order.
(7) Certain expenses related to distributed energy investments.







Reconciliation of Segment Reported Earnings to Earnings from Ongoing Operations
(After-Tax)
(Unaudited)
3rd Quarter 2022(millions of dollars)
 KY PARI Corp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$164 $143 $(26)$(107)$174 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Strategic corporate initiatives, net of tax of $0(2)
(2)— — — (2)
    Acquisition integration, net of tax of $14, $6(3)
— — (54)(22)(76)
    Solar panel impairment, net of tax of $0— — — (1)(1)
    PA tax rate change(4)
— — (5)
    Sale of Safari Holdings, net of tax of $19(5)
— — — (56)(56)
Total Special Items (2)(54)(84)(131)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$166 $134 $28 $(23)$305 
(per share - diluted)
 KY PARICorp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$0.22 $0.19 $(0.03)$(0.14)$0.24 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Acquisition integration(3)
— — (0.07)(0.03)(0.10)
    PA tax rate change(4)
— 0.01 — — 0.01 
    Sale of Safari Holdings(5)
— — — (0.08)(0.08)
Total Special Items — 0.01 (0.07)(0.11)(0.17)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$0.22 $0.18 $0.04 $(0.03)$0.41 

(1) Reported Earnings represents Net Income.
(2) Represents costs primarily related to the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy and PPL’s corporate centralization efforts.
(3) Primarily includes integration and related costs associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy, along with costs for certain
commitments made during the acquisition process.
(4) Impact of Pennsylvania state tax reform.
(5) Primarily the estimated loss on the sale of Safari Holdings, LLC at September 30, 2022.




Reconciliation of Segment Reported Earnings to Earnings from Ongoing Operations
(After-Tax)
(Unaudited)
Year-to-Date September 30, 2022(millions of dollars)
 KY PARI Corp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$465 $410 $(55)$(254)$566 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Talen litigation costs, net of tax of ($1) — — — 
    Strategic corporate initiatives, net of tax of $2, $4(2)
(8)— — (15)(23)
    Acquisition integration, net of tax of $24, $28(3)
— — (92)(104)(196)
    PA tax rate change(4)
— — (5)
    Sale of Safari Holdings, net of tax of $19(5)
— — — (56)(56)
Total Special Items (8)(92)(175)(266)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$473 $401 $37 $(79)$832 
(per share - diluted)
 KY PARI Corp.
 Reg. Reg.Reg. & Other Total
Reported Earnings(1)
$0.63 $0.55 $(0.07)$(0.34)$0.77 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:
    Talen litigation costs— — — 0.01 0.01 
    Strategic corporate initiatives(2)
(0.01)— — (0.02)(0.03)
    Acquisition integration(3)
— — (0.12)(0.15)(0.27)
    PA tax rate change(4)
— 0.01 — — 0.01 
    Sale of Safari Holdings(5)
— — — (0.08)(0.08)
Total Special Items (0.01)0.01 (0.12)(0.24)(0.36)
Earnings from Ongoing Operations$0.64 $0.54 $0.05 $(0.10)$1.13 

(1) Reported Earnings represents Net Income.
(2) Represents costs primarily related to the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy and PPL’s corporate centralization efforts.
(3) Primarily includes integration and related costs associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy, along with costs for certain
commitments made during the acquisition process.
(4) Impact of Pennsylvania state tax reform.
(5) Primarily the estimated loss on the sale of Safari Holdings, LLC at September 30, 2022.




Reconciliation of PPL's Earnings Forecast
After-Tax (Unaudited)
(per share - diluted)
2023 Forecast Range
MidpointHighLow
Estimate of Reported Earnings$1.23 $1.25 $1.20 
Less: Special Items (expense) benefit:(1)
    Talen litigation costs(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)
    Strategic corporate initiatives(2)
(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)
    Acquisition integration(3)
(0.28)(0.28)(0.28)
    PPL Electric billing issue(4)
(0.02)(0.02)(0.02)
    FERC transmission credit refund(5)
(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)
    Other non-recurring charges(6)
(0.02)(0.02)(0.02)
Total Special Items(0.35)(0.35)(0.35)
Forecast of Earnings from Ongoing Operations$1.58 $1.60 $1.55 

(1) Reflects only special items recorded through September 30, 2023. PPL is not able to forecast special items for future periods.
(2) Represents costs related to PPL’s corporate centralization and other strategic efforts.
(3) Primarily integration and related costs associated with the acquisition of Rhode Island Energy.
(4) Certain expenses related to billing issues.
(5) Prior period impact related to a FERC refund order.
(6) Certain expenses related to distributed energy investments.



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Document Type 8-K
Entity File Number 1-11459
Entity Registrant Name PPL Corporation
Entity Tax Identification Number 23-2758192
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code PA
Entity Address, Address Line One Two North Ninth Street
Entity Address, City or Town Allentown,
Entity Address, State or Province PA
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