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RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (“BancShares”) (Nasdaq: FCNCA) reported earnings for the third quarter of 2021. Key results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, are presented below:

THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Q3 2021

Q3 2020

Q3 2021

Q3 2020

Q3 2021

Q3 2020

Q3 2021

Q3 2020

Q3 2021

Q3 2020

Net income (in millions)

Net income per share

Net interest margin

Return on average assets

Return on average equity

$124.1

$142.7

$12.17

$14.03

2.61%

3.06%

0.88%

1.18%

11.29%

14.93%

YEAR-TO-DATE (“YTD”) RESULTS

2021

2020

2021

2020

2021

2020

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income (in millions)

Net income per share

Net interest margin

Return on average assets

Return on average equity

$424.2

$353.6

$41.79

$33.96

2.69%

3.23%

1.05%

1.05%

13.50%

12.59%


THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

Net income

Net income was $124.1 million for the third quarter of 2021, a decrease of $18.6 million, or by 13.0% compared to the same quarter in 2020. Net income per common share was $12.17 for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $14.03 per share for the same quarter in 2020.

Return on average assets and equity

Return on average assets for the third quarter of 2021 was 0.88%, down from 1.18% for the comparable quarter in 2020. Return on average equity for the third quarter of 2021 was 11.29%, down from 14.93% for the comparable quarter in 2020.

Net interest income and net interest margin

Net interest income was $346.9 million for the third quarter of 2021, a decrease of $6.8 million, or by 1.9% compared to the same quarter in 2020 but was relatively stable compared to the second quarter of 2021. The taxable-equivalent net interest margin (“NIM”) was 2.61% for the third quarter of 2021, down 45 basis points from 3.06% for the comparable quarter in 2020 and down 7 basis points from 2.68% in the second quarter of 2021.

Provision for credit losses

The provision for credit losses was a net benefit of $1.1 million during the third quarter of 2021, compared to a $4.0 million expense during the same quarter in 2020. The allowance for credit losses (“ACL”) was $183.2 million at September 30, 2021, compared to $224.3 million at December 31, 2020, representing 0.56% and 0.68% of loans, respectively.

Operating performance

Noninterest income was $122.9 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $2.4 million, or by 2.0% compared to the same quarter in 2020. Noninterest expense was $312.8 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $21.2 million, or by 7.3% compared to the same quarter in 2020.

Loans and credit quality

Total loans were $32.5 billion, a decrease of $275.8 million, or by 1.1% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2020. Excluding loans originated under the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (“SBA-PPP”), total loans increased $1.0 billion, or by 4.6% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2020. Total loans decreased $173.5 million, or by 2.1% on an annualized basis compared to June 30, 2021. Excluding SBA-PPP loans, total loans increased $437.4 million, or by 5.6% in the third quarter of 2021. The net charge-off ratio was 0.06% for the third quarter of 2021 compared to 0.03% for the same quarter in 2020.

Deposits

Total deposits grew to $50.1 billion, an increase of $6.6 billion, or by 20.4% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2020, driven by organic growth. Deposits increased $1.7 billion, or by 13.6% on an annualized basis compared to June 30, 2021.

Capital

BancShares remained well-capitalized with a total risk-based capital ratio of 14.3%, a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 12.3%, a Common Equity Tier 1 ratio of 11.3% and a Tier 1 leverage ratio of 7.7%.

MERGER WITH CIT GROUP INC.

On October 15, 2020, BancShares entered into a definitive merger agreement with CIT Group Inc. (“CIT”) through which the companies plan to combine in an all-stock merger. The transaction has been approved by the shareholders of both companies and has received regulatory approval from the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”).

On September 20, 2021, the parties entered into an amendment to the merger agreement pursuant to which the parties mutually agreed to extend until March 1, 2022, the date after which either party may elect to terminate the merger agreement if the merger has not yet been completed. Completion of the proposed merger remains subject to approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and both parties are committed to continuing to seek such approval. The parties have responded to all questions issued by the Staff of the Federal Reserve Board. The parties have been informed that the application is presently at the Governor level, but the Board of Governors has not provided a time frame for its decision on the application. Closing is expected to occur as soon as practicable following receipt of such approval and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions.

NET INTEREST INCOME & NET INTEREST MARGIN

Net interest income was $346.9 million for the third quarter of 2021, a decrease of $6.8 million, or by 1.9% compared to the same quarter in 2020. This was primarily due to a decline in the yield on interest-earning assets and a decrease in interest and fee income on SBA-PPP loans, partially offset by organic loan growth, higher investment balances, and lower rates on interest-bearing deposits. SBA-PPP loans contributed $20.0 million in interest and fee income for the third quarter of 2021 compared to $28.9 million for the same quarter in 2020. Net interest income increased $0.5 million compared to the linked quarter due primarily to higher investment and overnight yields and balances, organic loan growth and lower interest expense on deposits. This increase was largely offset by a decline in SBA-PPP interest and fee income and lower loan yields. SBA-PPP loans contributed $27.2 million in the second quarter of 2021.

The taxable-equivalent NIM was 2.61% during the third quarter of 2021, a decrease of 45 basis points from 3.06% for the comparable quarter in 2020. The margin decline was primarily due to changes in earning asset mix driven by excess liquidity and higher balances in overnight investments, and a decline in the yield on loans, partially offset by lower rates paid on interest-bearing deposits and increased income on SBA-PPP loans. The taxable-equivalent NIM declined 7 basis points from 2.68% for the linked quarter primarily due to changes in earning asset mix partially offset by higher investment yields and lower rates paid on interest-bearing deposits.

Net interest income was $1.03 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $3.5 million, or by 0.3% compared to the same period in 2020. This increase was primarily due to organic loan growth, an increase in interest and fee income on SBA-PPP loans and lower rates paid on interest-bearing deposits. These increases were largely offset by a decline in the yield on interest-earning assets. SBA-PPP loans contributed $78.1 million in interest and fee income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $47.9 million for the same period in 2020.

The taxable-equivalent NIM was 2.69% for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, a decrease of 54 basis points from 3.23% for the comparable period in 2020. The margin decline was primarily due to changes in earning asset mix and a decline in the yield on interest-earning assets, partially offset by lower rates paid on interest-bearing deposits and increased income from SBA-PPP loans.

PROVISION FOR CREDIT LOSSES

Provision for credit losses was a net benefit of $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2021 compared to $4.0 million in expense for the same quarter in 2020. The third quarter of 2021 was favorably impacted by a $5.9 million reserve release driven primarily by continued strong credit performance, low net charge-offs and improvement in macroeconomic factors. The comparable quarter in 2020 included a $1.5 million reserve build due to continued uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and net loan growth. Total net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2021 were $4.8 million, an increase from $2.6 million for the comparable quarter in 2020 due to a higher volume of charge-offs and lower recoveries. The net charge-off ratio was 0.06% for the third quarter of 2021 compared to 0.03% for the same quarter in 2020. The impact of SBA-PPP loans on average loan balances did not affect the net charge-off ratio in either three-month period.

Provision for credit losses was a benefit of $31.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $52.9 million in expense for the same period in 2020. Provision for credit losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was favorably impacted by a $41.1 million reserve release driven primarily by continued strong credit performance, low net charge-offs and improvement in macroeconomic factors. The comparable period in 2020 included a $36.1 million reserve build related to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19. Net charge-offs for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were $9.4 million, a decrease from $17.4 million for the comparable period in 2020 due to a lower volume of charge-offs and stable recoveries. The net charge-off ratio was 0.04% for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to 0.07% for the same period in 2020. The impact of SBA-PPP loans on average loan balances did not have an impact on the net charge-off ratio for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. Excluding the impact of SBA-PPP loans on average loan balances, the net charge-off ratio was 0.08% for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

NONINTEREST INCOME

Noninterest income was $122.9 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $2.4 million, or by 2.0% compared to $120.6 million for the same quarter in 2020. Contributing to the increase was a $6.1 million favorable change in fair market value adjustments on marketable equity securities. Other primary drivers of the increase included a $5.6 million increase in wealth management services due to growth in assets under management resulting in higher advisory and transaction fees, a $4.0 million increase in service charges on deposit accounts, a $3.1 million increase in cardholder services income, net, and a $1.6 million increase in merchant services income, net. These increases were partially offset by a $13.3 million reduction in realized gains on available for sale securities as well as a $7.0 million decline in mortgage income due to reductions in gain on sale margins and production volume driven by higher mortgage rates and increased competition. Excluding fair market value adjustments on marketable equity securities and realized gains on available for sale securities, noninterest income was $111.5 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $9.7 million, or by 9.5% compared to $101.8 million for the same quarter in 2020.

Noninterest income was $393.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $43.8 million, or by 12.5% compared to $350.0 million for the same period in 2020. The primary drivers of the increase were a $20.7 million increase in wealth management services due to due to growth in assets under management resulting in higher advisory and transaction fees, a $20.6 million favorable change in fair market value adjustments on marketable equity securities, a $9.8 million increase in cardholder services income, net, and a $7.8 million increase in merchant services income, net. These increases were partially offset by a $21.9 million reduction in realized gains on available for sale securities. Excluding fair market value adjustments on marketable equity securities and realized gains on available for sale securities, noninterest income was $329.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $45.0 million, or by 15.8% compared to $284.6 million for the same period in 2020.

NONINTEREST EXPENSE

Noninterest expense was $312.8 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $21.2 million, or by 7.3% compared to the same quarter in 2020. The primary driver of the increase was a $13.7 million increase in salaries and wages driven by annual merit increases, increases in revenue-driven incentives, and an increase in temporary personnel costs. Additionally contributing to the increase was a $3.7 million increase in third-party service fees driven by our continued investments in digital and technology to support revenue-generating businesses and improve internal processes, as well as a $3.5 million increase in merger expense associated with the pending merger with CIT.

Noninterest expense was $910.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $27.0 million, or by 3.1% compared to the same period in 2020. The most significant driver of the increase was a $23.2 million increase in salaries and wages due primarily to annual merit increases, increases in revenue-driven incentives, and an increase in temporary personnel costs. Also contributing to the increase was an $11.2 million increase in processing fees paid to third parties driven by our continued investments in digital and technology to support revenue-generating businesses and improve internal processes, and a $7.5 million increase in merger-related expense associated with the pending merger with CIT. These increases were partially offset by a $16.5 million decrease in other expense due to a decrease in other pension expense and a release in the reserve for unfunded commitments, as well as a $7.0 million decrease in collection and foreclosure-related expenses.

INCOME TAXES

Income tax expense totaled $34.1 million and $35.8 million for the third quarter of 2021 and 2020, respectively, representing effective tax rates of 21.5% and 20.1% for the respective periods.

Income tax expense totaled $123.9 million and $89.5 million for the first nine months of 2021 and 2020, respectively, representing effective tax rates of 22.6% and 20.2% for the respective periods.

The effective tax rates during 2020 were favorably impacted by BancShares’ decision to utilize an allowable alternative for computing its federal income tax liability. The allowable alternative provided BancShares the ability to use the federal income tax rate for certain current year deductible amounts related to prior year FDIC-assisted acquisitions that was applicable when these amounts were originally subjected to tax. Without this alternative, the effective tax rate is materially unchanged for the third quarter and first nine months of 2021 and the effective tax rate for the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 would have been approximately 22.0% and 22.6%, respectively.

LOANS AND DEPOSITS

At September 30, 2021, loans totaled $32.5 billion, a decrease of $275.8 million, or by 1.1% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2020. SBA-PPP loans totaled $1.0 billion as of September 30, 2021 compared to $2.4 billion as of December 31, 2021. Excluding SBA-PPP loans, total loans increased $1.0 billion, or by 4.6% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2020. Total loans decreased $173.5 million, or by 2.1% on an annualized basis compared to June 30, 2021. Excluding SBA-PPP loans, total loans increased $437.4 million, or by 5.6% in the third quarter of 2021.

At September 30, 2021, deposits totaled $50.1 billion, an increase of $6.6 billion, or by 20.4% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2020, driven by organic growth. Deposits increased $1.7 billion, or by 13.6% on an annualized basis compared to June 30, 2021.

ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES (ACL)

The ACL was $183.2 million at September 30, 2021, compared to $224.3 million at December 31, 2020, a decrease of $41.1 million. The ACL as a percentage of total loans and leases was 0.56% at September 30, 2021, compared to 0.68% at December 31, 2020. The reduction was primarily due to a $41.1 million reserve release for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, driven primarily by continued strong credit performance, low net charge-offs, and improvement in macroeconomic factors. Excluding SBA-PPP loans, which have no associated ACL, the ACL as a percentage of total loans was 0.58% at September 30, 2021, compared to 0.74% at December 31, 2020.

NONPERFORMING ASSETS

Nonperforming assets, including nonaccrual loans and other real estate owned, were $204.4 million, or 0.63% of total loans and other real estate owned at September 30, 2021, compared to $242.4 million or 0.74% at December 31, 2020. Excluding the impact of SBA-PPP loans on loan balances, the ratio of total nonperforming assets to total loans, leases and other real estate owned was 0.65% as of September 30, 2021, compared to 0.80% at December 31, 2020.

CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS

During the third quarter of 2021, BancShares did not repurchase any shares of Class A common stock compared to repurchases of 117,700 shares of Class A common stock for $47.1 million at an average cost per share of $399.83 for the comparable quarter in 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, BancShares did not repurchase any shares of Class A common stock compared to repurchases of 813,090 shares of Class A common stock for $333.8 million at an average cost per share of $410.48 for the comparable period in 2020. All Class A common stock repurchases completed in 2020 were consummated under previously approved authorizations. Following the expiration of our latest share repurchase authorization on July 31, 2020, share repurchase activity was suspended.

EARNINGS CALL DETAILS

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the company's financial results on October 27, 2021, at 9 a.m. Eastern time.

To access this call, dial:

Domestic: 833-654-8257
International: 602-585-9869
Conference ID: 3942569

The third quarter 2021 earnings presentation and news release are available on the company’s website at www.firstcitizens.com/investor-relations.

After the conference call, you may access a replay of the call through November 10, 2021, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international) with conference ID 3942569.

For investor inquiries, contact Deanna Hart, Investor Relations, at 919-716-2137.

ABOUT FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES

BancShares is the financial holding company for Raleigh, North Carolina-headquartered First Citizens Bank & Trust Company (“First Citizens Bank”). First Citizens Bank provides a broad range of financial services to individuals, businesses, professionals and the medical community through branch offices in 19 states, including digital banking, mobile banking, ATMs and telephone banking. As of September 30, 2021, BancShares had total assets of $56.9 billion.

For more information, visit First Citizens’ website at firstcitizens.com. First Citizens Bank. Forever First®.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the financial condition, results of operations, business plans and future performance of BancShares. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “predicts,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “targets,” “designed,” “could,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “potential,” “continue” or other similar words and expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on BancShares’ current expectations and assumptions regarding BancShares’ business, the economy, and other future conditions.

Because forward-looking statements relate to future results and occurrences, they are subject to inherent risks, uncertainties, changes in circumstances and other risk factors that are difficult to predict. Many possible events or factors could affect BancShares’ future financial results and performance and could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of BancShares to differ materially from any anticipated results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on BancShares’ business and customers, the financial success or changing conditions or strategies of BancShares’ customers or vendors, fluctuations in interest rates, actions of government regulators, the availability of capital and personnel, the delay in closing (or failure to close) one or more of BancShares’ previously announced acquisition transaction(s), the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of BancShares’ previously announced acquisition transaction(s), and general competitive, economic, political, and market conditions, as well as risks related to the proposed transaction with CIT Group Inc (“CIT”) including, in addition to those described above and among others, (1) the risk that the cost savings, any revenue synergies and other anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction may not be realized or may take longer than anticipated to be realized, including as a result of the impact of, or problems arising from, the integration of the two companies or as a result of the condition of the economy and competitive factors in areas where BancShares and CIT do business, (2) disruption to BancShares’ and CIT’s businesses as a result of the pendency of the proposed transaction and diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities, (3) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the right of one or both of the parties to terminate the definitive merger agreement, (4) the risk that the integration of BancShares’ and CIT’s operations will be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected or that BancShares and CIT are otherwise unable to successfully integrate their businesses, (5) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be or have been instituted against BancShares and/or CIT, (6) the failure to obtain remaining governmental approvals (and the risk that such approvals may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the proposed transaction), (7) reputational risk and potential adverse reactions of BancShares’ and/or CIT’s customers, suppliers, employees or other business partners, including those resulting from the completion of the proposed transaction, (8) the failure of any of the closing conditions in the definitive merger agreement to be satisfied on a timely basis or at all, (9) delays in closing the proposed transaction, (10) the possibility that the proposed transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events, (11) the dilution caused by BancShares’ issuance of additional shares of its capital stock in connection with the proposed transaction, (12) other factors that may affect future results of BancShares and CIT including changes in asset quality and credit risk, the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth, changes in interest rates and capital markets, inflation, customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices, the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms, and (13) the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on CIT’s business, the parties’ ability to complete the proposed transaction and/or any of the other foregoing risks.

Except to the extent required by applicable laws or regulations, BancShares disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments. Further information regarding BancShares and factors which could affect the forward-looking statements contained herein can be found in BancShares’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, unaudited)

September 30,
2021

December 31,
2020

Assets

Cash and due from banks

$

337,450

$

362,048

Overnight investments

9,875,063

4,347,336

Investment in marketable equity securities (cost of $85,554 at September 30, 2021 and $84,837 at December 31, 2020)

123,147

91,680

Investment securities available for sale (cost of $7,345,143 at September 30, 2021 and $6,911,965 at December 31, 2020)

7,371,129

7,014,243

Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $3,353,078 at September 30, 2021 and $2,838,499 at December 31, 2020)

3,381,078

2,816,982

Loans held for sale

98,451

124,837

Loans and leases

32,516,189

32,791,975

Allowance for credit losses

(183,194

)

(224,314

)

Net loans and leases

32,332,995

32,567,661

Premises and equipment

1,230,572

1,251,283

Other real estate owned

40,649

50,890

Income earned not collected

132,911

145,694

Goodwill

350,298

350,298

Other intangible assets

44,142

50,775

Other assets

1,584,092

783,953

Total assets

$

56,901,977

$

49,957,680

Liabilities

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing

$

21,514,407

$

18,014,029

Interest-bearing

28,551,355

25,417,580

Total deposits

50,065,762

43,431,609

Securities sold under customer repurchase agreements

663,575

641,487

Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings

645,663

655,175

Subordinated debt

497,427

504,518

Other borrowings

76,139

88,470

FDIC shared-loss payable

15,601

Other liabilities

372,116

391,552

Total liabilities

52,320,682

45,728,412

Shareholders’ equity

Common stock:

Class A - $1 par value (16,000,000 shares authorized; 8,811,220 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020)

8,811

8,811

Class B - $1 par value (2,000,000 shares authorized; 1,005,185 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020)

1,005

1,005

Preferred stock - $0.01 par value (10,000,000 shares authorized; 345,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020; $1,000 per share liquidity preference)

339,937

339,937

Retained earnings

4,263,679

3,867,252

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(32,137

)

12,263

Total shareholders’ equity

4,581,295

4,229,268

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

56,901,977

$

49,957,680


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

Three months ended

Nine months ended

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

September 30,

September 30,

2021

2021

2020

2021

2020

Interest income

Loans and leases

$

319,214

$

324,288

$

336,382

$

966,525

$

988,029

Investment securities interest and dividend income

39,246

35,432

37,195

105,530

113,293

Overnight investments

3,395

2,105

757

6,948

5,828

Total interest income

361,855

361,825

374,334

1,079,003

1,107,150

Interest expense

Deposits

8,073

8,542

13,468

25,408

55,578

Securities sold under customer repurchase agreements

358

356

395

1,052

1,236

Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings

2,114

2,099

2,156

6,300

7,612

Subordinated debt

4,174

4,181

4,351

12,543

11,783

Other borrowings

249

254

305

768

1,488

Total interest expense

14,968

15,432

20,675

46,071

77,697

Net interest income

346,887

346,393

353,659

1,032,932

1,029,453

Provision (credit) for credit losses

(1,120

)

(19,603

)

4,042

(31,697

)

52,949

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

348,007

365,996

349,617

1,064,629

976,504

Noninterest income

Wealth management services

31,935

31,753

26,369

95,886

75,152

Service charges on deposit accounts

24,858

21,883

20,841

68,277

64,776

Cardholder services, net

22,879

22,471

19,756

65,310

55,503

Other service charges and fees

9,205

8,959

7,892

26,653

22,829

Merchant services, net

8,409

8,532

6,763

25,858

18,014

Mortgage income

6,106

5,929

13,106

25,026

28,141

Insurance commissions

4,000

3,704

3,576

11,702

10,453

ATM income

1,481

1,571

1,537

4,534

4,354

Realized gains on investment securities available for sale, net

8,082

15,830

21,425

33,119

54,972

Marketable equity securities gains (losses), net

3,350

11,654

(2,701

)

31,015

10,461

Other

2,639

1,864

2,008

6,363

5,330

Total noninterest income

122,944

134,150

120,572

393,743

349,985

Noninterest expense

Salaries and wages

160,947

153,643

147,297

462,420

439,185

Employee benefits

32,146

35,298

31,788

103,169

100,663

Occupancy expense

29,101

28,439

27,990

87,283

85,026

Equipment expense

30,229

28,902

29,430

88,934

86,054

Processing fees paid to third parties

15,602

14,427

11,927

43,702

32,485

FDIC insurance expense

3,661

3,382

2,167

10,261

9,364

Collection and foreclosure-related expenses

836

173

2,168

3,207

10,171

Merger-related expenses

7,013

5,769

3,507

19,601

12,108

Other

33,283

31,545

35,388

91,745

108,256

Total noninterest expense

312,818

301,578

291,662

910,322

883,312

Income before income taxes

158,133

198,568

178,527

548,050

443,177

Income taxes

34,060

45,780

35,843

123,873

89,538

Net income

$

124,073

$

152,788

$

142,684

$

424,177

$

353,639

Preferred stock dividends

4,636

4,636

4,636

13,908

9,426

Net income available to common shareholders

$

119,437

$

148,152

$

138,048

$

410,269

$

344,213

Weighted average common shares outstanding

9,816,405

9,816,405

9,836,629

9,816,405

10,137,321

Earnings per common share

$

12.17

$

15.09

$

14.03

$

41.79

$

33.96

Dividends declared per common share

0.47

0.47

0.40

1.41

1.20


SELECTED QUARTERLY RATIOS

Three months ended

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

SELECTED RATIOS (1)

Book value per share at period-end

$

432.07

$

421.39

$

380.43

Annualized return on average assets

0.88

%

1.13

%

1.18

%

Annualized return on average equity

11.29

14.64

14.93

Total risk-based capital ratio

14.3

14.2

13.7

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

12.3

12.1

11.5

Common equity Tier 1 ratio

11.3

11.1

10.4

Tier 1 leverage capital ratio

7.7

7.7

7.8

(1) Capital ratios are preliminary


ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES AND ASSET QUALITY DISCLOSURES

Three months ended

(Dollars in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES (1)

ACL at beginning of period

$

189,094

$

210,651

$

222,450

Provision for credit losses

(1,120

)

(19,603

)

4,042

Net charge-offs of loans and leases:

Charge-offs

(11,073

)

(7,528

)

(8,932

)

Recoveries

6,293

5,574

6,376

Net charge-offs of loans and leases

(4,780

)

(1,954

)

(2,556

)

ACL at end of period

$

183,194

$

189,094

$

223,936

ACL at end of period allocated to:

PCD

$

18,438

$

18,740

$

25,127

Non-PCD

164,756

170,354

198,809

ACL at end of period

$

183,194

$

189,094

$

223,936

Reserve for unfunded commitments

$

11,472

$

11,103

$

13,971

SELECTED LOAN DATA

Average loans and leases:

PCD

$

384,673

$

414,183

$

512,559

Non-PCD

32,222,960

32,628,109

32,065,084

Loans and leases at period-end:

PCD

373,255

396,506

495,878

Non-PCD

32,142,934

32,293,146

32,349,266

RISK ELEMENTS

Nonaccrual loans and leases

$

163,775

$

187,464

$

186,454

Other real estate owned

40,649

43,685

52,789

Total nonperforming assets

$

204,424

$

231,149

$

239,243

Accruing loans and leases 90 days or more past due

$

5,614

$

3,776

$

3,587

RATIOS

Net charge-offs (annualized) to average loans and leases

0.06

%

0.02

%

0.03

%

ACL to total loans and leases(2):

PCD

4.94

4.73

5.07

Non-PCD

0.51

0.53

0.61

Total

0.56

0.58

0.68

Ratio of total nonperforming assets to total loans, leases and other real estate owned

0.63

0.71

0.73

(1) BancShares recorded no ACL on investment securities as of September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021, or September 30, 2020.
(2) Loans originated in relation to the SBA-PPP do not have a recorded ACL. As of September 30, 2021, the ratio of ACL to total Non-PCD loans excluding SBA-PPP loans was 0.53% while the ratio of ACL to total loans excluding SBA-PPP loans was 0.58%. As of December 31, 2020, the ratio of ACL to total Non-PCD loans excluding SBA-PPP loans was 0.67% while the ratio of ACL to total loans excluding SBA-PPP loans was 0.74%.


AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND NET INTEREST MARGIN

Three months ended

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

(Dollars in thousands, unaudited)

Average

Yield/

Average

Yield/

Average

Yield/

Balance

Interest

Rate (2)

Balance

Interest

Rate (2)

Balance

Interest

Rate (2)

INTEREST-EARNING ASSETS

Loans and leases (1)

$

32,707,591

$

319,738

3.85

%

$

33,166,049

$

324,891

3.89

%

$

32,694,996

$

336,934

4.06

%

Investment securities:

U.S. Treasury

695,419

497

0.28

Government agency

824,499

2,076

1.01

839,614

1,966

0.94

587,377

1,335

0.91

Mortgage-backed securities

9,164,180

29,056

1.27

8,968,779

25,273

1.13

8,047,247

28,236

1.40

Corporate bonds

597,386

7,610

5.10

612,516

7,806

5.10

489,602

6,433

5.26

Other investments

121,454

544

1.78

113,439

426

1.51

110,552

739

2.66

Total investment securities

10,707,519

39,286

1.47

10,534,348

35,471

1.35

9,930,197

37,240

1.50

Overnight investments

8,956,055

3,395

0.15

7,819,287

2,105

0.11

2,992,183

757

0.10

Total interest-earning assets

$

52,371,165

$

362,419

2.73

$

51,519,684

$

362,467

2.80

$

45,617,376

$

374,931

3.24

Cash and due from banks

364,593

364,303

349,079

Premises and equipment

1,239,111

1,242,700

1,261,864

Allowance for credit losses

(189,885

)

(211,913

)

(222,793

)

Other real estate owned

40,786

46,074

52,716

Other assets

2,096,588

1,438,483

1,203,913

Total assets

$

55,922,358

$

54,399,331

$

48,262,155

INTEREST-BEARING LIABILITIES

Interest-bearing deposits:

Checking with interest

$

11,323,503

$

1,350

0.05

%

$

10,952,753

$

1,504

0.06

%

$

9,239,838

$

1,369

0.06

%

Savings

3,979,389

342

0.03

3,796,686

326

0.03

3,070,619

314

0.04

Money market accounts

9,866,327

2,357

0.09

9,581,775

2,634

0.11

8,108,832

3,634

0.18

Time deposits

2,599,006

4,024

0.61

2,672,900

4,078

0.61

3,205,850

8,151

1.01

Total interest-bearing deposits

27,768,225

8,073

0.12

27,004,114

8,542

0.13

23,625,139

13,468

0.23

Securities sold under customer repurchase agreements

672,114

358

0.21

677,451

356

0.21

710,237

395

0.22

Other short-term borrowings

Long-term borrowings

1,222,452

6,537

2.09

1,227,755

6,534

2.12

1,256,331

6,812

2.15

Total interest-bearing liabilities

29,662,791

$

14,968

0.20

28,909,320

$

15,432

0.21

25,591,707

$

20,675

0.32

Demand deposits

21,338,862

20,746,989

18,280,705

Other liabilities

384,113

344,849

370,668

Shareholders' equity

4,536,592

4,398,173

4,019,075

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

55,922,358

$

54,399,331

$

48,262,155

Interest rate spread

2.53

%

2.59

%

2.92

%

Net interest income and net yield on interest-earning assets

$

347,451

2.61

%

$

347,035

2.68

%

$

354,256

3.06

%

(1) Loans and leases include PCD and non-PCD loans, nonaccrual loans and loans held for sale.
(2) Yields related to loans, leases and securities exempt from both federal and state income taxes, federal income taxes only, or state income taxes only are stated on a taxable-equivalent basis assuming statutory federal income tax rates of 21.0% for all periods presented, as well as state income tax rates of 3.3% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, and 3.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The taxable-equivalent adjustment was $564 thousand, $642 thousand, and $597 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021, and September 30, 2020, respectively.


Contact:

Barbara Thompson

Deanna Hart

Corporate Communications

Investor Relations

919-716-2716

919-716-2137


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