SEC Filings

10-K
NRG ENERGY, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 02/29/2016
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Exhibit


EXHIBIT 12.1
NRG ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES


 
For the Year Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013(a)
 
2012(a)
 
2011(a)
 
(in millions except ratio)
Earnings:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Loss)/income from continuing operations before income tax
$
(5,094
)
 
$
135

 
$
(634
)
 
$
(12
)
 
$
(646
)
Less:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distributions and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates
37

 
49

 
84

 
2

 
9

Impairment charge on equity method investment
56

 

 
99

 
2

 
495

Capitalized interest
(30
)
 
(29
)
 
(130
)
 
(140
)
 
(80
)
Add:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fixed charges
1,173

 
1,255

 
1,037

 
864

 
931

Amortization of capitalized interest
21

 
20

 
14

 
11

 
7

Total Earnings:
$
(3,837
)

$
1,430

 
$
470

 
$
727

 
$
716

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fixed Charges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
$
1,139

 
$
1,228

 
$
932

 
$
671

 
$
808

Interest capitalized
30

 
29

 
130

 
140

 
80

Amortization of debt issuance costs
37

 
35

 
33

 
32

 
26

Amortization of debt (premium)/discount
(48
)
 
(50
)
 
(67
)
 
9

 
6

Approximation of interest in rental expense
15

 
13

 
9

 
12

 
11

Total Fixed Charges:
$
1,173


$
1,255

 
$
1,037

 
$
864

 
$
931

Ratio of Earnings to Combined Fixed Charges
(3.27
)

1.14

 
0.45

 
0.84

 
0.77


(a)
The ratio coverage for the year ended December 31, 2015, 2013, 2012, and 2011 was less than 1:1. NRG would have needed to generate additional earnings of $5,010 million, $567 million, $137 million and $215 million, respectively, to achieve a ratio coverage of 1:1 for those years.