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# AEP Reports Fourth-Quarter, Year-End 2003 Results

February 05, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

American Electric Power Co. (AEP, Columbus, OH) reported 2003 earnings of $110 million, or$0.29 per share, compared with a loss of $519 million, or$1.57 per share, in 2002. Fourth-quarter earnings were a loss of $762 million, or$1.93 per share, for 2003 compared with a loss of $837 million, or$2.47 per share, in 2002.

Ongoing earnings for 2003 increased to $975 million from$948 million in 2002, but ongoing earnings per share decreased to $2.53 from$2.88 because of the \$0.41 dilutive effect of additional shares outstanding in 2003.