ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Fortis Inc. reported its third-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago as its revenue also grew.
The power utility says its net income attributable to common shareholders totalled $326 million or 68 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with a profit of $295 million or 62 cents per diluted share a year earlier.
Revenue totalled $2.55 billion, up from nearly $2.2 billion in the third quarter of 2021.
On an adjusted basis, Fortis says it earned 71 cents per share, up from an adjusted profit of 64 cents per share a year ago.
The company also announced a $22.3-billion five-year capital spending plan, which it said is the largest in its history and $2.3 billion larger than its previous five-year plan.
Fortis is targeting annual dividend growth of four to six per cent through 2027.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 28, 2022.
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