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Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Declares Dividends, Reports Earnings

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INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis ("FHLBank Indianapolis" or "Bank") declared its third quarter 2021 dividends on Class B-2 activity-based capital stock and Class B-1 non-activity-based stock at annualized rates of 3.25% and 1.00%, respectively. The higher dividend rate on activity-based stock reflects the Board's discretion under our capital plan to reward members that use FHLBank Indianapolis in support of their liquidity needs.

The dividends will be paid in cash on October 29, 2021.

Earnings Highlights

Net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $19.9 million, an increase of $5.0 million compared to the corresponding quarter in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to lower but still accelerated amortization of purchase premium resulting from lower but still elevated prepayments on mortgage loans, partially offset by lower net interest income resulting from the decline in average asset balances.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $67.0 million, an increase of $9.3 million compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to net hedging gains on qualifying fair-value hedging relationships1 and lower but still accelerated amortization of purchase premium, substantially offset by lower earnings on the portion of the Bank's assets funded by its capital2 and lower net interest income resulting from narrower interest spreads and the decline in average asset balances.

Hedging gains (losses) on qualifying fair-value hedging relationships are reported in net interest income3. As a result, net interest income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 included net hedging losses of $2.8 million and gains of $10.2 million, respectively, compared to net hedging losses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 of $2.4 million and $24.6 million, respectively. In general, the Bank holds the derivatives and associated hedged items to the maturity, call, or put date. As a result, we expect that nearly all of the gains and losses on these financial instruments will reverse over the remaining contractual terms of the hedged items.

1

The Bank uses interest-rate swaps to hedge the risk of changes in the fair value of certain of its advances, available-for-sale securities and consolidated obligations. These derivatives are designated as fair-value hedges. Changes in the estimated fair value of the derivative and, to the extent these relationships qualify for hedge accounting, changes in the fair value of the hedged item that are attributable to the hedged risk are recorded in earnings.

2

Because of the Bank's inherent relatively low net interest-rate spread, it has historically derived a substantial portion of its net interest income from deploying its interest-free capital in floating-rate assets.

3

FHLBank Indianapolis earns interest income on advances to and mortgage loans purchased from its Michigan and Indiana member financial institutions, as well as on long- and short-term investments. Net interest income is primarily determined by the spread between the interest earned on those assets and the interest cost of funding with consolidated obligations.

Affordable Housing Program Allocation 4

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, FHLBank Indianapolis allocated $7.7 million to its Affordable Housing Program ("AHP"), which provides grant funding to support housing for low- and moderate-income families in communities served by our Michigan and Indiana members. Full-year 2021 AHP allocations will be available to the Bank's members in 2022 to help address their communities' affordable housing needs, including construction, rehabilitation, accessibility improvements and homebuyer down-payment assistance.

Condensed Statements of Income

The following table presents unaudited condensed statements of income ($ amounts in millions):

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Interest income (a)

$

106.6

$

151.1

$

352.9

$

711.4

Interest expense (a)

48.6

90.4

163.1

520.1

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses

0.1

0.1

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

58.0

60.6

189.8

191.2

Other income (loss) (b)

(8.9

)

(16.9

)

(31.6

)

(46.8

)

Other expenses

26.9

26.9

83.5

79.4

AHP assessments

2.3

1.9

7.7

7.3

Net income

$

19.9

$

14.9

$

67.0

$

57.7


(a)

Includes hedging gains (losses) and net interest settlements on fair-value hedges.

(b)

Includes impact of purchase discount (premium) recorded through mark-to-market gains (losses) on trading securities and net interest settlements on derivatives hedging trading securities, while generally offsetting interest income on trading securities is included in interest income.

Adjusted Net Income, a Non-GAAP Financial Measure

The Bank reports its results of operations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). FHLBank Indianapolis' management believes that a non-GAAP financial measure may also be useful to shareholders and other stakeholders as a key measure of its operating performance. Such measure can also provide additional insights into period-to-period comparisons of the Bank's operating results beyond its GAAP results, which are impacted by temporary changes in fair value and other factors driven by market volatility that hinder consistent performance measurement. As a result, the Bank is reporting adjusted net income as a non-GAAP financial measure.

4

Each year Federal Home Loan Banks ("FHLBanks") allocate to the AHP 10% of earnings, defined as income before assessments, plus interest expense on mandatorily redeemable capital stock.

Adjusted net income represents GAAP net income adjusted to exclude: (i) the mark-to-market adjustments and other transitory effects from derivatives and trading/hedging activities, (ii) interest expense on mandatorily redeemable capital stock ("MRCS"), (iii) realized gains and losses on sales of investment securities, and (iv) at the discretion of management, other eligible non-routine transactions. These adjustments reflect (i) the temporary nature of fair-value and certain other hedging gains (losses) due to the Bank's practice of holding its financial instruments to maturity, (ii) the reclassification of interest on MRCS as dividends, (iii) the sale of investment securities, primarily for liquidity purposes or to reduce exposure to LIBOR-indexed instruments, the gains (losses) on which arise from accelerating the recognition of future income (expense), and (iv) any other eligible non-routine transactions that management determines can provide additional insights into period-to-period comparisons of the Bank’s operating results beyond its GAAP results.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not audited. In addition, non-GAAP financial measures have no standardized measurement prescribed by GAAP and may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. While the Bank believes that adjusted net income is helpful in understanding the Bank's performance, this measure has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analyses of earnings reported in accordance with GAAP.

The following table presents unaudited reconciliations of the Bank's GAAP net income to adjusted net income ($ amounts in millions):

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

Reconciliation of Net Income

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP net income

$

19.9

$

14.9

$

67.0

$

57.7

Adjustments to exclude:

Fair-value hedging (gains) losses (a)

2.8

2.4

(10.2

)

24.6

Amortization/accretion of (gains) losses on active and discontinued fair-value hedging relationships (b)

11.5

(0.6

)

24.4

(1.8

)

Trading (gains) losses, net of economic hedging gains (losses) (c)

7.7

5.6

26.9

4.9

Net unrealized losses on other economic hedges

0.4

1.9

0.8

1.2

Net realized gains on sales of investment securities

(0.5

)

(0.5

)

Interest expense on MRCS

0.3

2.0

2.3

7.8

Total adjustments

22.7

10.8

44.2

36.2

AHP assessments on adjustments

(2.2

)

(0.9

)

(4.2

)

(2.8

)

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure)

$

40.4

$

24.8

$

107.0

$

91.1


(a)

Changes in fair value on hedged items (attributable to the risk being hedged) and associated derivatives in qualifying hedging relationships.

(b)

Gains (losses) resulting from cumulative basis adjustments on hedged items.

(c)

Includes both (i) unrealized (gains) losses on trading securities and (ii) realized (gains) losses on maturities of trading securities.

Adjusted net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $40.4 million, an increase of $15.6 million compared to the corresponding quarter in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to lower accelerated amortization of purchase premium resulting from lower prepayments on mortgage loans, partially offset by lower net interest income resulting from the decline in average asset balances.

Adjusted net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $107.0 million, an increase of $15.9 million compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to higher earnings (excluding net gains and losses) on trading securities and lower accelerated amortization of purchase premium, substantially offset by lower earnings on the portion of the Bank's assets funded by its capital and lower net interest income resulting from narrower interest spreads and the decline in average asset balances.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Total assets at September 30, 2021 were $62.0 billion, a net decrease of $4.0 billion, or 6%, from December 31, 2020, driven primarily by a net decrease in advances, partially offset by a net increase in the liquidity portfolio.

Advances 5

Advances outstanding at September 30, 2021, at carrying value, totaled $27.0 billion, a net decrease of $4.4 billion, or 14%, from December 31, 2020. The par value of advances outstanding decreased by 13%, which included a net decrease in short-term advances of 32% and a net decrease in long-term advances of 4%.

The par value of advances to depository institutions - comprising commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions - and insurance companies decreased by 19% and 6%, respectively. Advances to depository institutions, as a percent of total advances outstanding at par value, were 54% at September 30, 2021, while advances to insurance companies were 46%.

Mortgage Loans Held for Portfolio 6

Purchases of mortgage loans from the Bank's members for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 totaled $1.6 billion. However, principal repayments by borrowers significantly outpaced the Bank's purchases during the period, resulting in mortgage loans held for portfolio at September 30, 2021 totaling $7.6 billion, a net decrease of $946 million, or 11%, from December 31, 2020.

Liquidity 7

The liquidity portfolio at September 30, 2021 totaled $13.2 billion, a net increase of $2.5 billion, or 23%, from December 31, 2020. Cash and short-term investments increased by $2.7 billion, or 48%, to $8.3 billion. U.S. Treasury securities, classified as trading securities, decreased by $236 million, or 5%, to $4.9 billion. As a result, cash and short-term investments represented 63% of the liquidity portfolio at September 30, 2021, while U.S. Treasury securities represented 37%.

5

Advances are secured loans that FHLBank Indianapolis provides to its member institutions.

6

FHLBank Indianapolis purchases mortgage loans from its members to support its housing mission, provide an additional source of liquidity to its members, and diversify its investments.

7

The Bank's liquidity portfolio consists of cash, interest-bearing deposits, securities purchased under agreements to resell, federal funds sold and U.S. Treasury securities. Such portfolio enables the Bank to be a reliable liquidity provider to its members.

Consolidated Obligations 8

FHLBank Indianapolis' consolidated obligations outstanding at September 30, 2021 totaled $55.9 billion, a net decrease of $4.0 billion, or 7%, from December 31, 2020, which reflected the net decrease in the Bank's total assets.

Capital 9

Total capital at September 30, 2021 was $3.6 billion, a net increase of $101 million, or 3%, from December 31, 2020.

The Bank's regulatory capital-to-assets ratio10 at September 30, 2021 was 5.57%, which exceeds all applicable regulatory capital requirements.

Condensed Statements of Condition

The following table presents unaudited condensed statements of condition ($ amounts in millions):

September 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

Advances

$

26,958

$

31,347

Mortgage loans held for portfolio, net

7,570

8,516

Cash and short-term investments

8,329

5,627

Investment securities and other assets (a)

19,103

20,435

Total assets

$

61,960

$

65,925

Consolidated obligations

$

55,939

$

59,950

MRCS

50

251

Other liabilities

2,420

2,274

Total liabilities

58,409

62,475

Capital stock (b)

2,237

2,208

Retained earnings (c)

1,163

1,137

Accumulated other comprehensive income

151

105

Total capital

3,551

3,450

Total liabilities and capital

$

61,960

$

65,925

Total regulatory capital (d)

$

3,450

$

3,596

Regulatory capital-to-assets ratio

5.57

%

5.45

%


(a)

Includes trading, held-to-maturity and available-for-sale securities.

(b)

Putable by members at par value.

(c)

Includes restricted retained earnings at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 of $282 million and $268 million, respectively.

(d)

Consists of total capital less accumulated other comprehensive income plus mandatorily redeemable capital stock.

8

The primary source of funds for FHLBank Indianapolis, and for the other FHLBanks, is the sale of FHLBanks' consolidated obligations in the capital markets. FHLBank Indianapolis is the primary obligor for the payment of the principal and interest on the consolidated obligations issued on its behalf; additionally, it is jointly and severally liable with each of the other FHLBanks for all of the FHLBanks' consolidated obligations outstanding.

9

FHLBank Indianapolis is a cooperative whose member financial institutions and former members own all of its capital stock as a condition of membership and to support outstanding credit products.

10

Total regulatory capital, which consists of capital stock, mandatorily redeemable capital stock and retained earnings, as a percentage of total assets.

Safe Harbor Statement

This document may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "seeks," "believes," "estimates," "expects" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. Any forward-looking statement contained in this document reflects FHLBank Indianapolis' current beliefs and expectations. Actual results or performance may differ materially from what is expressed in any forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statement contained in this document speaks only as of the date on which it was made. FHLBank Indianapolis undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law. Readers are referred to the documents filed by the Bank with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which include factors that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements. These reports are available at www.sec.gov.

Building Partnerships. Serving Communities.
FHLBank Indianapolis is a regional bank included in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. FHLBanks are government-sponsored enterprises created by Congress to ensure access to low-cost funding for their member financial institutions, with particular attention paid to providing solutions that support the housing and small business needs of members' customers. FHLBanks are privately capitalized and funded, and receive no Congressional appropriations. FHLBank Indianapolis is owned by its Indiana and Michigan financial institution members, including commercial banks, credit unions, insurance companies, savings institutions and community development financial institutions. For more information about FHLBank Indianapolis, visit www.fhlbi.com.

Contact: Carrie O'Connor

Senior Director of Communications

coconnor@fhlbi.com | 317.465.0469


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