Three Months Ended March 31 ($ in thousands except per share amounts) 2015 2014 Revenue $ 47,521 $ 69,132 Adjusted EBITDA (1) 6,596 16,573 Adjusted net income (loss) (1) (6,153) 3,815 Per share - basic and diluted $ (0.11) $ 0.07 Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders (5,927) 3,487 Per share - basic and diluted $ (0.11) $ 0.06 FFO (2) 4,985 15,001 Per share - basic and diluted $ (0.09) $ 0.28 Electricity Deliveries (MWh) 238,049 338,221 Net Generation Capacity (MW) (3) 778 785 Average Alberta power price - market ($ per MWh) $ 29.02 $ 60.59 Average Alberta power price - Milner realized ($ per MWh) $ 42.38 $ 78.93 Average US power price - Northeast US realized (US$ per MWh) $ 157.89 $ 282.28 (1)Select financial information was derived from the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and is prepared in accordance with GAAP, except adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss). Adjusted EBITDA is provided to assist management and investors in determining the Corporation's approximate operating cash flows before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization and certain other income and expenses. Adjusted net income (loss) is used to compare MAXIM's results among reporting periods without consideration of unrealized gains and losses and to evaluate MAXIM's performance attributable to shareholders. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss) do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. (2) Funds from operating activities before changes in working capital ("FFO") is an Additional GAAP measure provided to assist management and investors in determining the Corporation's cash flows generated from operations before the cash impact of working capital fluctuations. (3) Generation capacity is manufacturer's nameplate capacity net of minority ownership interests of third parties and uncontacted capacity on contracted generating facilities.OPERATING RESULTS
During the first quarter of 2015, revenue, adjusted EBITDA and FFO have decreased when compared to the same period in 2014. The decrease is primarily due to lower Alberta and Northeast US power prices in the first quarter of 2015, as well as lower generation in all three geographic segments.
Adjusted net income (loss) and net income (loss) attributable to shareholders in the first quarter of 2015 have decreased when compared to the same period in 2014. The decrease is primarily due to the factors above and a coal inventory write-down, partially offset by a reversal of an impairment charge of a Northeast U.S. generating facility.
ALBERTA UTILITIES COMMISSION ("AUC") LOSS FACTOR DECISIO
On January 20, 2015, the AUC rendered its decision on Module A of Phase 2 of the Corporation's complaint related to the Alberta Electric Systems Operator's ("AESO") Line Loss Rule for contravening the Transmission Regulations and being unjust, unreasonable, unduly preferential, arbitrarily or unjustly discriminatory and inconsistent with or in contravention of the 2003 Electric Utilities Act (AUC Decision 2014-110). The decision states that the AESO has the requisite authority to grant such relief and that monetary relief will be granted to the Corporation for the period January 1, 2006 to the date a new rule takes effect. MAXIM anticipates that these proceedings will establish compensation to MAXIM as early as the fourth quarter of 2015. As at the date of this press release, an estimate of this amount cannot be made.
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION ("FERC") INQUIRY
As previously reported, the Corporation has been responding to the FERC inquiry since the latter part of 2013. On February 2, 2015, FERC issued an Order to Show Cause ("Show Cause Order") concerning certain offers to supply electricity occurring during July and August of 2010. The Show Cause Order did not constitute findings of FERC. Subsequent to March 31, 2015, MAXIM and its external legal counsel formally responded to the Show Cause Order. On May 1, 2015, FERC issued an Order Assessing Civil Penalties ("Penalties Order") concerning the Show Cause Order. The Penalties Order has assessed penalties of U.S. $5 million against MAXIM and U.S. $50 thousand against an employee. MAXIM has filed an election with FERC that requires FERC to initiate a judicial proceeding in which a federal district court will review the facts and the law de novo (Process for Assessing Civil Penalties, 117 FERC paragraph 61,317, at P 5 (2006)). MAXIM intends to vigorously defend itself in district court and is confident it can demonstrate that the conduct set forth in the Show Cause Order did not violate FERC's anti-manipulation rule or any other rule.