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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

February 27, 2020
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

NRG ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
001-15891
41-1724239
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
804 Carnegie Center
Princeton
New Jersey
08540
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(609) 524-4500
Registrant's telephone number, including area code
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01NRGNew 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.




Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On February 27, 2020, NRG Energy, Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019.  A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is hereby incorporated by reference.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibits
Exhibit
Number

Document
99.1
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Exhibit 99.1



NRG Energy, Inc. Reports Full Year Results and Reaffirms Guidance

Completed $250 million share repurchase authorization, announced on the Q2 2019 call; $1.6 billion completed since January 1, 2019
Achieved 2019 Transformation Plan cost savings target of $590 million and working capital target of $370 million, and delivered margin enhancement of $135 million
Initiated and paid increased quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, representing $1.20 on an annualized basis


PRINCETON, NJ - February 27, 2020 - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) today reported full year 2019 income from continuing operations of $4.1 billion, or $16.81 per diluted common share. This increase in income from continuing operations is driven by the release of a $3.5 billion tax valuation allowance due to continuing evidence of historical and forecasted positive earnings. Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2019 was $2.0 billion, cash from continuing operations was $1.4 billion and FCFbG was $1.2 billion. Cash from continuing operations and FCFbG were impacted by certain cash receipts previously expected in 2019, which are now expected to be received in 2020.

“Our integrated platform delivered another year of stable financial and operational results,” said Mauricio Gutierrez, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer. “The strength of our business model provides the financial flexibility to continue perfecting our platform while consistently returning significant capital to our shareholders.”


Consolidated Financial Results a


Three Months EndedTwelve Months Ended
($ in millions)

12/31/1912/31/1812/31/1912/31/18
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations$3,463  $(92) $4,120  $460  
Cash From Continuing Operations$552  $332  $1,405  $1,003  
Adjusted EBITDA$384  $273  $1,977  $1,777  
Free Cash Flow Before Growth Investments (FCFbG)$575  $351  $1,212  $1,120  
a. In accordance with GAAP, 2018 results have been recast to reflect the discontinued operations of the South Central Portfolio, Clearway Energy, the Renewables Platform and Carlsbad Energy Center



Segment Results

Table 1: Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations
($ in millions)Three Months EndedTwelve Months Ended
Segment12/31/1912/31/1812/31/1912/31/18
Retail $233  $331  $487  $1,062  
Generation a
(15) (256) 780   
Corporate 3,245  (167) 2,853  (604) 
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations$3,463  $(92) 4,120  $460  
a. In accordance with GAAP, 2018 results have been recast to reflect the discontinued operations of the South Central Portfolio, Clearway Energy, the Renewables Platform and Carlsbad Energy Center



Table 2: Adjusted EBITDA
($ in millions)Three Months EndedTwelve Months Ended
Segment12/31/1912/31/1812/31/1912/31/18
Retail

$258  

$197  

$920  

$952  
Generation a
130  84  1,069  864  
Corporate

(4) 

(8) 

(12) 

(39) 
Adjusted EBITDA b

$384  

$273  

1,977  

$1,777  
a. In accordance with GAAP, 2018 results have been recast to reflect the discontinued operations of the South Central Portfolio, Clearway Energy, the Renewables Platform and Carlsbad Energy Center
b. See Appendices A-1 through A-4 for Operating Segment Reg G reconciliations

Retail
Full year 2019 Adjusted EBITDA was $920 million, $32 million lower than 2018, driven by higher supply costs, capacity obligations and weather, partially offset by margin enhancement initiatives and growth related to M&A activity.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $258 million, $61 million higher than the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by margin enhancement initiatives and the acquisition of Stream Energy.

Generation
Full year 2019 Adjusted EBITDA was $1,069 million, $205 million higher than 2018, driven by:
Texas: $364 million increase due to higher realized power prices, partially offset by higher operating expenses driven by forced outage at WA Parish and Gregory return-to-service costs; and
East/West1: $159 million decrease primarily due to $178 million decrease in EBITDA from 2018 asset sales and the deconsolidation of projects, partially offset by lower operating expenses.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $130 million, $46 million higher than the fourth quarter 2018, driven by:
Texas: $34 million increase due to higher realized power prices, partially offset by higher operating expenses; and
East/West1: $12 million increase due to higher realized power prices and lower operating expenses, partially offset by lower capacity revenues and deactivation of the Encina generation facility.














1 Includes International and Renewables

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Liquidity and Capital Resources
Table 3: Corporate Liquidity
($ in millions)12/31/1912/31/18
Cash and Cash Equivalents$345  $563  
Restricted Cash817
Total$353  $580  
Total credit facility availability1,7941,397
Total Liquidity, excluding collateral received$2,147  $1,977  

As of December 31, 2019, NRG cash was $0.4 billion, and $1.8 billion was available under the Company’s credit facilities. Total liquidity was $2.1 billion, including restricted cash. Overall liquidity as of the end of the fourth quarter 2019 was $170 million higher than at the end of 2018.


NRG Strategic Developments

Transformation Plan
NRG realized the targeted $590 million operating expense cost savings and $135 million margin enhancement, as part of the previously announced Transformation Plan. Working capital three year target of $370 million was also achieved.

Renewable Power Purchase Agreements
During 2019, NRG continued execution of its capital-light strategy to provide competitively priced renewable offerings to customers. NRG entered into power purchase agreements with third-party project developers and other counterparties, totaling approximately 1.6 GWs for the year, with an average tenor of approximately ten years. NRG expects to continue evaluating and executing agreements such as these that support the needs of its customers.

Retail Growth
In 2019, NRG continued efforts to perfect its integrated platform through the acquisition of Stream Energy's retail electricity and natural gas business operating in 9 states and Washington, D.C., as well as other small electricity retailers. NRG's brands now serve more than 1 million customers outside of the state of Texas.

2020 Guidance
NRG is reaffirming its guidance range for 2020 with respect to Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Cash From Operations and Free Cash Flow before Growth Investments (FCFbG) as set forth below.

Table 4: 2020 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Cash from Operations, and FCFbG Guidance
2020
($ in millions)Guidance
Adjusted EBITDA a
$1,900-$2,100  
Adjusted Cash From Operations$1,450-$1,650
FCFbG$1,275-$1,475
a. Non-GAAP financial measure; see Appendix Tables A-8 for GAAP Reconciliation to Net Income that excludes fair value adjustments related to derivatives. The Company is unable to provide guidance for Net Income due to the impact of such fair value adjustments related to derivatives in a given year
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Capital Allocation Update
Through February 27, 2020, NRG completed $1.6 billion in share repurchases at an average price of $38.72 per share2.

On January 21, 2020, NRG declared a quarterly dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.30 per share, which was paid on February 18, 2020, to stockholders of record as of February 3, 2020, representing $1.20 on an annualized basis.

The Company’s common stock dividend and share repurchases are subject to available capital, market conditions and compliance with associated laws and regulations.

















































2 As of February 27, 2020, 247,656,747 shares outstanding
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Earnings Conference Call
On February 27, 2020, NRG will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Investors, the news media and others may access the live webcast of the conference call and accompanying presentation materials by logging on to NRG’s website at http://www.nrg.com and clicking on “Investors” then "Presentations & Webcasts." The webcast will be archived on the site for those unable to listen in real time.

About NRG
At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to more than 3.7 million residential, small business, and commercial and industrial customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, and by working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to historical information, the information presented in this presentation includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements involve estimates, expectations, projections, goals, assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and can typically be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “objective,” “projection,” “forecast,” “goal,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “expect,” “intend,” “seek,” “plan,” “think,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “predict,” “target,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s future revenues, income, indebtedness, capital structure, plans, expectations, objectives, projected financial performance and/or business results and other future events, and views of economic and market conditions.

Although NRG believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated herein include, among others, general economic conditions, hazards customary in the power industry, weather conditions, competition in wholesale power markets, the volatility of energy and fuel prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in the wholesale power markets, changes in government regulations, the condition of capital markets generally, our ability to access capital markets, cyberterrorism and inadequate cybersecurity, unanticipated outages at our generation facilities, adverse results in current and future litigation, failure to identify, execute or successfully implement acquisitions, repowerings or asset sales, our ability to implement value enhancing improvements to plant operations and companywide processes, our ability to achieve margin enhancement under our publicly announced transformation plan, our ability to achieve our net debt targets, our ability to maintain investment grade credit metrics, our ability to proceed with projects under development or the inability to complete the construction of such projects on schedule or within budget, the inability to maintain or create successful partnering relationships, our ability to operate our business efficiently, our ability to retain retail customers, our ability to realize value through our commercial operations strategy, the ability to successfully integrate businesses of acquired companies, our ability to realize anticipated benefits of transactions (including expected cost savings and other synergies) or the risk that anticipated benefits may take longer to realize than expected, and our ability to execute our Capital Allocation Plan. Achieving investment grade credit metrics is not a indication of or guarantee that the Company will receive investment grade credit ratings. Debt and share repurchases may be made from time to time subject to market conditions and other factors, including as permitted by United States securities laws. Furthermore, any common stock dividend is subject to available capital and market conditions.

NRG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow guidance and excess cash guidance are estimates as of February 27, 2020. These estimates are based on assumptions the company believed to be reasonable as of that date. NRG disclaims any current intention to update such guidance, except as required by law. The foregoing review of factors that could cause NRG’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements included in this presentation should be considered in connection with information regarding risks and uncertainties that may affect NRG's future results included in NRG's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.


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Contacts:

Media:
Investors:
Candice Adams
Kevin L. Cole, CFA
609.524.5428
609.524.4526


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NRG ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 For the Year Ended December 31,
(In millions, except per share amounts)201920182017
Operating Revenues
Total operating revenues$9,821  $9,478  $9,074  
Operating Costs and Expenses
Cost of operations7,303  7,108  6,886  
Depreciation and amortization373  421  596  
Impairment losses 99  1,534  
Selling, general and administrative827  799  836  
Reorganization costs23  90  44  
Development costs 11  22  
Total operating costs and expenses8,538  8,528  9,918  
Other income - affiliate—  —  87  
Gain on sale of assets 32  16  
Operating Income/(Loss)1,290  982  (741) 
Other Income/(Expense)
Equity in earnings/(losses) of unconsolidated affiliates  (14) 
Impairment losses on investments(108) (15) (79) 
Other income, net66  18  51  
Loss on debt extinguishment, net(51) (44) (49) 
Interest expense(413) (483) (557) 
Total other expense(504) (515) (648) 
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes786  467  (1,389) 
Income tax (benefit)/expense(3,334)  (44) 
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations4,120  460  (1,345) 
Income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax321  (192) (992) 
Net Income/(Loss)4,441  268  (2,337) 
Less: Net income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest and redeemable interests —  (184) 
Net Income/(Loss) Attributable to NRG Energy, Inc.$4,438  $268  $(2,153) 
Earnings/(Loss) Per Share Attributable to NRG Energy, Inc. Common Stockholders
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding — basic 262  304  317  
Income/(loss) from continuing operations per weighted average common share — basic$15.71  $1.51  $(3.66) 
Income/(loss) from discontinued operations per weighted average common share — basic$1.23  $(0.63) $(3.13) 
Net Income/(Loss) per Weighted Average Common Share — Basic$16.94  $0.88  $(6.79) 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding — diluted 264  308  317  
Income/(loss) from continuing operations per weighted average common share — diluted$15.59  $1.49  $(3.66) 
Income/(loss) from discontinued operations per weighted average common share — diluted$1.22  $(0.62) $(3.13) 
Net Income/(Loss) per Weighted Average Common Share — Diluted$16.81  $0.87  $(6.79) 


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NRG ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)
For the Year Ended December 31,
(In millions)201920182017
Net Income/(Loss)$4,441  $268  $(2,337) 
Other Comprehensive (Loss)/Income, net of tax
Unrealized gain on derivatives, net of income tax —  23  13  
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of income tax(1) (11) 12  
Available-for-sale securities, net of income tax(19)  (8) 
Defined benefit plans, net of income tax (78) (35) 46  
Other comprehensive (loss)/income(98) (22) 63  
Comprehensive Income/(Loss)4,343  246  (2,274) 
Less: Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests 14  (179) 
Comprehensive Income/(Loss) Attributable to NRG Energy, Inc.$4,340  $232  $(2,095) 



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NRG ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 As of December 31,
(In millions)20192018
ASSETS  
Current Assets  
Cash and cash equivalents$345  $563  
Funds deposited by counterparties32  33  
Restricted cash 17  
Accounts receivable, net1,025  1,024  
Inventory383  412  
Derivative instruments860  764  
Cash collateral posted in support of energy risk management activities190  287  
Prepayments and other current assets245  302  
Current assets - held-for-sale—   
Current assets - discontinued operations—  197  
Total current assets3,088  3,600  
Property, plant and equipment, net2,593  3,048  
Other Assets 
Equity investments in affiliates388  412  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net464  —  
Goodwill579  573  
Intangible assets, net 789  591  
Nuclear decommissioning trust fund794  663  
Derivative instruments310  317  
Deferred income taxes3,286  46  
Other non-current assets240  289  
Non-current assets - held-for-sale—  77  
Non-current assets - discontinued operations—  1,012  
Total other assets6,850  3,980  
Total Assets$12,531  $10,628  


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NRG ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Continued)
 As of December 31,
(In millions, except share data)20192018
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Current Liabilities 
Current portion of long-term debt and finance leases$88  $72  
Current portion of operating lease liabilities73  —  
Accounts payable 722  863  
Derivative instruments781  673  
Cash collateral received in support of energy risk management activities32  33  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities663  680  
Current liabilities - held for sale —   
Current liabilities - discontinued operations—  72  
Total current liabilities2,359  2,398  
Other Liabilities 
Long-term debt and finance leases$5,803  $6,449  
Non-current operating lease liabilities483  —  
Nuclear decommissioning reserve298  282  
Nuclear decommissioning trust liability487  371  
Derivative instruments322  304  
Deferred income taxes17  65  
Other non-current liabilities1,084  1,274  
Non-current liabilities - held-for-sale—  65  
Non-current liabilities - discontinued operations—  635  
Total other liabilities8,494  9,445  
Total Liabilities10,853  11,843  
Redeemable noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries20  19  
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders' Equity
Common stock; $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 421,890,790 and 420,288,886 shares issued; and 248,996,189 and 283,650,039 shares outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 2018  
Additional paid-in capital8,501  8,510  
Accumulated deficit(1,616) (6,022) 
Treasury stock, at cost; 172,894,601 and 136,638,847 shares at December 31, 2019 and 2018(5,039) (3,632) 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(192) (94) 
Total Stockholders' Equity1,658  (1,234) 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity$12,531  $10,628  


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NRG ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 For the Year Ended December 31,
(In millions)201920182017
Cash Flows from Operating Activities      
Net income/(loss)$4,441  $268  $(2,337) 
Income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax 321  (192) (992) 
Income/(loss) from continuing operations4,120  460  (1,345) 
Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:     
Distributions and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates14  46  102  
Depreciation and amortization373  421  596  
Accretion of asset retirement obligations51  38  44  
Provision for bad debts95  85  68  
Amortization of nuclear fuel52  48  51  
Amortization of financing costs and debt discount/premiums26  29  29  
Loss on debt extinguishment, net51  44  49  
Amortization of emission allowances and out-of-market contracts38  45  54  
Amortization of unearned equity compensation20  25  35  
Net gain on sale of assets and disposal of assets(23) (49) (9) 
Impairment losses113  114  1,614  
Changes in derivative instruments34  37  (170) 
Changes in deferred income taxes and liability for uncertain tax benefits(3,353)  13  
Changes in collateral deposits in support of risk management activities105  (105) (80) 
Changes in nuclear decommissioning trust liability37  60  11  
GenOn settlement, net of insurance proceeds—  (63) —  
Net loss on deconsolidation of Agua Caliente and Ivanpah projects—  13  —  
Cash provided/(used) by changes in other working capital, net of acquisition and disposition effects:
Accounts receivable - trade (83) (83) 
Inventory22  31  143  
Prepayments and other current assets29  (41) (187) 
Accounts payable(177) 113  44  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities(41) (166) (88) 
Other assets and liabilities(186) (104) (35) 
Cash provided by continuing operations1,405  1,003  856  
Cash provided by discontinued operations 374  754  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities1,413  1,377  1,610  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities  
Payments for acquisitions of businesses(355) (243) (14) 
Capital expenditures(228) (388) (254) 
Net proceeds from sale of emission allowances11  19  66  
Investments in nuclear decommissioning trust fund securities(416) (572) (512) 
Proceeds from sales of nuclear decommissioning trust fund securities381  513  501  
Proceeds from sale of assets, net of cash disposed and sale of discontinued operations, net of fees1,294  1,564  430  
Deconsolidations of Agua Caliente and Ivanpah projects—  (268) —  
Net contributions to investments in unconsolidated affiliates(91) (39) (57) 
Net (contributions to)/distributions from discontinued operations(44) (60) 150  
Other (6) 30  
Cash provided by continuing operations558  520  340  
Cash used by discontinued operations(2) (725) (979) 
Net Cash Provided/(Used) by Investing Activities556  (205) (639) 
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 For the Year Ended December 31,
(In millions)2019  2018  2017  
Cash Flows from Financing Activities       
Payments of dividends to common stockholders(32) (37) (38) 
Payments for share repurchase activity(1,440) (1,250) —  
Payments for debt extinguishment costs(26) (32) (42) 
Net distributions to noncontrolling interest from subsidiaries(2) (16) (30) 
Proceeds/(payments) from issuance of common stock 21  (2) 
Proceeds from issuance of short and long-term debt1,916  1,100  1,178  
Payments of debt issuance costs(35) (19) (18) 
Payments for short and long-term debt(2,571) (1,734) (1,884) 
Receivable from affiliate—  (26) (125) 
Other(4) (4) (8) 
Cash used by continuing operations(2,191) (1,997) (969) 
Cash provided/(used) by discontinued operations43  471  (169) 
Net Cash Used by Financing Activities(2,148) (1,526) (1,138) 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents—   (1) 
Change in Cash from discontinued operations49  120  (394) 
Net (Decrease)/Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents, Funds Deposited by Counterparties and Restricted Cash(228) (473) 226  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Funds Deposited by Counterparties and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Period613  1,086  860  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Funds Deposited by Counterparties and Restricted Cash at End of Period$385  $613  $1,086  

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Appendix Table A-1: Fourth Quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation by Operating Segment
The following table summarizes the calculation of Adj. EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to income/(loss) from continuing operations:
($ in millions)Texas
East/West 1
GenerationRetailCorp/ElimTotal
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations(19)  (15) 233  3,245  3,463  
Plus:
Interest expense, net—    —  88  92  
Income tax—     (3,344) (3,342) 
Loss on debt extinguishment—    —  —   
Depreciation and amortization22  24  46  57   111  
ARO expense17   21  —  —  21  
Contract amortization —   —  —   
EBITDA23  40  63  291  (3) 351  
Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated affiliates—  25  25  —  —  25  
Acquisition-related transaction & integration costs—  —  —  —    
Reorganization costs—  —  —     
Deactivation costs(1)   —   10  
Gain on sale of assets—  —  —  —  (5) (5) 
Other non recurring charges—  (1) (1) (1) (5) (7) 
Impairments—    —  —   
Mark to market (MtM) (gains)/losses on economic hedges29   32  (33) (1) (2) 
Adjusted EBITDA51  79  130  258  (4) 384  
1 Includes International, remaining renewables and Generation eliminations



Fourth Quarter 2019 condensed financial information by Operating Segment:
($ in millions)Texas
East/West 1
GenerationRetailCorp/ElimTotal
Operating revenues372  350  722  1,782  (290) 2,214  
Cost of sales168  150  318  1,287  (288) 1,317  
Economic gross margin2
204  200  404  495  (2) 897  
Operations & maintenance and other cost of operations3
123  105  228  100  (1) 327  
Selling, marketing, general & administrative4
33  34  67  137   210  
Other expense/(income)5
(3) (18) (21)  (3) (24) 
Adjusted EBITDA  51  79  130  258  (4) 384  
1 Includes International, remaining renewables and Generation eliminations
2 Excludes MtM gains of $2 million and contract amortization of $3 million
3 Excludes $31 million of deactivation costs, ARO expense and other non recurring charges
4 Excludes $3 million of other non recurring charges
5 Includes development costs. Excludes $3,114 million of interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related transaction & integration costs, reorganization costs, other non recurring charges, impairments and loss on debt extinguishment


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The following table reconciles the condensed financial information to Adjusted EBITDA:
($ in millions)Condensed financial informationInterest, tax, depr., amort.MtMDeactivationOther adj.Adjusted EBITDA
Operating revenues2,195  —  19  —  —  2,214  
Cost of operations1,299  (3) 21  —  —  1,317  
Gross margin896   (2) —  —  897  
Operations & maintenance and other cost of operations1
358  —  —  (10) (21) 327  
Selling, marketing, general & administrative2
213  —  —  —  (3) 210  
Other expense/(income)3
(3,138) 3,118  —  —  (4) (24) 
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations3,463  (3,115) (2) 10  28  384  
1 Other adj. includes ARO expense
2 Other adj. includes other non recurring charges
3 Other adj. includes gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related transaction & integration costs, reorganization costs, other non recurring charges, impairments and loss on debt extinguishment

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Appendix Table A-2: Fourth Quarter 2018 Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation by Operating Segment
The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to income/(loss) from continuing operations:
($ in millions)Texas
East/West 1
GenerationRetailCorp/ElimTotal
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations(174) (82) (256) 331  (167) (92) 
Plus:
Interest expense, net—     107117
Income tax—  —  —  —  (12) (12) 
Loss on debt extinguishment—  —  —  —  21  21  
Depreciation and amortization21  31  52  30   91  
ARO Expense   —  —   
Contract amortization —   —  —  7
Lease amortization—  (2) (2) —  —  (2) 
EBITDA(145) (41) (186) 362  (42) 134  
Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated affiliates 26  30  —  —  30  
Acquisition-related transaction & integration costs—  —  —     
Reorganization costs2
 —    31  37  
Legal Settlement—  10  10  —  —  10  
Deactivation costs—  —  —  —    
Gain on sale of assets—  —  —  —  (1) (1) 
Other non recurring charges
(1) —  (1)  (1) (1) 
Impairments    —  10  
Mark to market (MtM) (gains)/losses on economic hedges153  68  221  (173) —  48  
Adjusted EBITDA17  67  84  197  (8) 273  
1 Includes International, remaining renewables and Generation eliminations
2 Includes $17 million of non-recurring pension expense

Fourth Quarter 2018 condensed financial information by Operating Segment:
($ in millions)Texas
East/West 1
GenerationRetailCorp/ElimTotal
Operating revenues345  377  722  1,608  (239) 2,091  
Cost of sales2
198  178  376  1,178  (239) 1,315  
Economic gross margin3
147  199  346  430  —  776  
Operations & maintenance and other cost of operations4
114  123  237  81  (1) 317  
Selling, marketing, general & administrative5
20  20  40  153   201  
Other expense/(income)6
(4) (11) (15) (1)  (15) 
Adjusted EBITDA  17  67  84  197  (8) 273  
1 Includes International, remaining renewables and Generation eliminations
2 Excludes deactivation costs of $4 million
3 Excludes MtM gains of $48 million and contract amortization of $7 million
4 Excludes $2 million of ARO expense and lease amortization
5 Excludes $11 million of legal settlements and other non recurring charges
6 Includes development costs. Excludes $293 million of interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related transaction & integration costs, reorganization costs, other non recurring charges, impairments and loss on debt extinguishment
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The following table reconciles the condensed financial information to Adjusted EBITDA:
($ in millions)Condensed financial informationInterest, tax, depr., amort.MtMDeactivationOther adj.Adjusted EBITDA
Operating revenues1,992  —  99  —  —  2,091  
Cost of operations1,275  (7) 51  (4) —  1,315  
Gross margin717   48   —  776  
Operations & maintenance and other cost of operations1
319  —  —  —  (2) 317  
Selling, marketing, general & administrative2
212  —  —  —  (11) 201  
Other expense/(income)3
278  (198) —  —  (95) (15) 
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations(92) 205  48   108  273  
1 Other adj. includes ARO expense and lease amortization
2 Other adj. includes legal settlement and other non recurring charges
3 Other adj. includes gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related transaction & integration costs, reorganization costs, other non recurring charges, impairments and loss on debt extinguishment
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Appendix Table A-3: Full Year 2019 Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation by Operating Segment
The following table summarizes the calculation of Adj. EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to income/(loss) from continuing operations:
($ in millions)Texas
East/West 1
GenerationRetailCorp/ElimTotal
Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations570  210  780  487  2,853  4,120  
Plus:
Interest expense, net—  23  23   368  394  
Income tax—     (3,338) (3,334) 
Loss on debt extinguishment—    —  48  51  
Depreciation and amortization88  97  185  157  31  373  
ARO expense27  24  51   (1) 51  
Contract amortization19  —  19  —  —  19  
EBITDA704  359  1,063  650  (39) 1,674  
Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated affiliates12  103  115  —  —  115  
Acquisition-related transaction & integration costs—  —  —     
Reorganization costs—     17  23  
Legal Settlement  11  —   13  
Deactivation costs(1) 19  18  —   27  
Gain on sale of assets—  —  —  —  (6) (6) 
Other non recurring charges(1)   (5) (3) (5) 
Impairments101   105    113  
Mark to market (MtM) (gains)/losses on economic hedges(208) (39) (247) 267  —  20  
Adjusted EBITDA610  459  1,069  920  (12) 1,977  
1 Includes International, remaining renewables and Generation eliminations


Full Year 2019 condensed financial information by Operating Segment:
($ in millions)Texas
East/West 1
GenerationRetailCorp/ElimTotal
Operating revenues2,077  1,536  3,613  7,680  (1,505) 9,788  
Cost of sales891  667  1,558  5,821  (1,501) 5,878  
Economic gross margin2
1,186  869  2,055  1,859  (4) 3,910  
Operations & maintenance and other cost of operations3
488  421  909  364  (3) 1,270  
Selling, marketing, general & administrative4
110  110  220  574  21  815  
Other expense/(income)5
(22) (121) (143)  (10) (152) 
Adjusted EBITDA  610  459  1,069  920  (12) 1,977  
1 Includes International, remaining renewables and Generation eliminations
2 Excludes MtM loss of $20 million and contract amortization of $19 million
3 Excludes $83 million of deactivation costs, ARO expense and other non recurring charges
4 Excludes $12 million of legal settlement and other non recurring charges
5 Includes development costs. Excludes $2,277 million of interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, gain on sale of assets, acquisition-related transaction & integration costs, reorganization costs, other non recurring charges, impairments and loss on debt extinguishment


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The following table reconciles the condensed financial information to Adjusted EBITDA:
($ in millions)Condensed financial informationInterest, tax, depr., amort.MtMDeactivationOther adj.Adjusted EBITDA
Operating revenues9,821  —  (33) —  —  9,788  
Cost of operations5,950  (19) (53) —  —  5,878  
Gross margin3,871  19  20  —  —  3,910  
Operations & maintenance and other cost of operations1
1,353  —  —  (27) (56)