Financial Review
See Notes to Financial Statements. Management's Financial Discussion and Analysis, Consolidated Financial Statements, and Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements are contained in the printed version of Entergy's annual report. Click here to download this file in the Adobe Acrobat format. Click here to request a printed copy of the annual report.

Forward Looking Information
In this report and from time to time, Entergy makes statements as a registrant concerning its expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and future events or performance. Such statements are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believes," "intends," "plans," "predicts" and "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the only means to identify these statements. Although Entergy believes that these forward-looking statements and the underlying assumptions are reasonable, it cannot provide assurance that they will prove correct. Any forward-looking statement is based on information current as of the date of this combined report and speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, Entergy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including those factors discussed in (a) Item 1A. Risk Factors, in Entergy's Form 10-K, (b) Management's Financial Discussion and Analysis and (c) the following factors (in addition to others described elsewhere in this report and in subsequent securities filings):

  • resolution of pending and future rate cases and negotiations, including various performance-based rate discussions and implementation of Texas legislation, and other regulatory proceedings, including those related to Entergy's System Agreement, Entergy's utility supply plan, recovery of storm costs, and recovery of fuel and purchased power costs
  • Entergy's and its subsidiaries' ability to manage theiroperation and maintenance costs
  • changes in utility regulation, including the begin-ning or end of retail and wholesale competition, the ability to recover net utility assets and other potential stranded costs, the implementation of the independent coordinator of transmission that includes Entergy's utility service territory, and the application of market power criteria by the FERC
  • the economic climate, and particularly growth in Entergy's service territory
  • variations in weather and the occurrence of hurricanes and other storms and disasters, including uncertainties associated with efforts to remediate the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and recovery of costs associated with restoration including Entergy's ability to obtain financial assistance from governmental authorities in connection with these storms
  • the outcome of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of Entergy New Orleans, and the impact of this proceeding on other Entergy companies
  • the performance of Entergy's generating plants, and particularly the capacity factors at its nuclear generating facilities
  • changes in the financial markets, particularly those affecting the availability of capital and Entergy's ability to refinance existing debt, execute its share repurchase program, and fund investments and acquisitions
  • actions of rating agencies, including changes in the ratings of debt and preferred stock, changes in general corporate ratings, and changes in the rating agencies' ratings criteria
  • changes in inflation, and interest rates
  • Entergy's ability to develop and execute on a point of view regarding future prices of electricity, natural gas, and other energy-related commodities
  • Entergy's ability to purchase and sell assets at attractive prices and on other attractive terms
  • prices for power generated by Entergy's unregulated generating facilities, the ability to hedge, sell power forward or otherwise reduce the market price risk associated with those facilities, including the Non-Utility Nuclear plants, and the prices and availability of fuel and power Entergy must purchase for its utility customers, and Entergy's ability to meet credit support requirements for fuel and power supply contracts
  • volatility and changes in markets for electricity, natural gas, uranium, and other energy-related commodities
  • changes in regulation of nuclear generating facilities and nuclear materials and fuel, including possible shutdown of nuclear generating facilities, particularly those in the northeastern United States
  • uncertainty regarding the establishment of interim or permanent sites for spent nuclear fuel storage and disposal
  • resolution of pending or future applications for license extensions or modifications of nuclear generating facilities
  • changes in law resulting from the new federal energy legislation, including the effects of PUHCA repeal
  • changes in environmental, tax, and other laws, including requirements for reduced emissions of sulfur, nitrogen, carbon, mercury, and other substances
  • advances in technology
  • the potential effects of threatened or actual terrorism and war
  • the effects of Entergy's strategies to reduce tax payments
  • the effects of litigation and government investigations
  • changes in accounting standards and corporate governance
  • Entergy's ability to attract and retain talented management and directors

Earnings Per Share 2006 2005
As-Reported $5.36 $ 4.19
Less Special Items $0.64 $(0.21)
Operational $4.72 $ 4.40

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