SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 24, 2013
American Water Works Company, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-34028
(State or other jurisdiction
1025 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On January 24, 2013, American Water Works Company, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing that it expects 2012 earnings per share from continuing operations to be at the low-end of the previously announced range of $2.12 to $2.22, prior to taking into account its $7 million donation to the American Water Charitable Foundation. The 2012 expectation includes $0.13 to $0.16 per share driven by unseasonably hot, dry summer weather in the East and Midwest and is based on fourth quarter performance.
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure|
In the press release, the Company also announced its 2013 earnings estimate to be in the range of $2.15 to $2.25 per share.
A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this report are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and relate to, among other things, the completion of our independent audit, our future financial performance in 2013, including earnings, our growth strategies, our ability to finance current operations and growth initiatives, trends in our industry, regulatory or legal developments or rate adjustments. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as the decisions of governmental and regulatory bodies, including decisions to raise or lower rates; the timeliness of regulatory commissions actions concerning rates; changes in laws, governmental regulations and policies, including environmental, health and water quality and public utility regulations and policies; weather conditions, patterns or events, including drought or abnormally high rainfall; changes in customer demand for, and patterns of use of, water, such as may result from conservation efforts; our ability to appropriately maintain current infrastructure and manage the expansion of our business; our ability to obtain permits for projects; changes in our capital requirements; our ability to control operating expenses and to achieve efficiencies in our operations; our ability to obtain adequate and cost-effective supplies of chemicals, electricity, fuel, water and other raw materials that are needed for our operations; our ability to successfully acquire and integrate water and wastewater systems that are complementary to our operations and the growth of our business; cost overruns relating to improvements or the expansion of our operations; changes in general economic, business and financial market conditions; significant changes to our business processes and corresponding technology; access to sufficient capital on satisfactory terms; fluctuations in interest rates; restrictive covenants in or changes to the credit ratings on our current or future debt that could increase our financing costs or affect our ability to borrow, make payments on debt or pay dividends; fluctuations in the value of benefit plan assets and liabilities that could increase our cost and funding requirements; the incurrence of impairment charges; migration of customers into or out of our service territories; difficulty in obtaining insurance at acceptable rates and on acceptable terms and conditions; ability to retain and attract qualified employees; and civil disturbance, labor strikes or terrorist threats or acts or public apprehension about future disturbances or terrorist threats or acts.
The information in this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be incorporated into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|99.1||Press Release, dated January 24, 2013, issued by American Water Works Company, Inc.|
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.
|Date: January 24, 2013||By:|
|Ellen C. Wolf|
|Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer|