New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. reported its fourth-quarter earnings fell to $99.6 million, 56 cents per share, compared to $120.1 million, or 66 cents per share, a year ago.
For the year, Entergy lost $176.6 million, or 99 cents per share, compared to a profit of $940.7 million, or $5.22 per share, in 2014.
The 2015 results included write downs of four of Entergy’s nuclear power plants in the northern part of the country. The company decided to close three of those plants before their operating licenses expire. The fourth plant has been affected by depressed market prices.
Without the $1.2 billion in special items, Entergy would have had a 2015 profit of $1.08 billion, or $6 per share.