Successfully Executed Capital Bank Merger Priorities
Continued to Demonstrate Positive Operating Leverage with Focus on Growth in High-Return Areas and Effective Capital Allocation
Achieved Positive Impact from Sale of Visa B Shares
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Horizon (NYSE:FHN) today announced third quarter 2018 results with reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.83, which includes a favorable impact from the sale of First Horizon’s Visa Class B Shares. Key highlights for the quarter include continued above-target returns, ongoing solid regional bank performance and good expense discipline. On an adjusted basis1, earnings per share were $0.36.
“First Horizon’s third quarter results demonstrate our continued focus on our growth priorities,” said Bryan Jordan, First Horizon’s chairman and CEO. “We are leveraging our strong position in Tennessee and building momentum in our markets in the Carolinas and Florida. The Capital Bank transaction is delivering higher earnings accretion from cost savings and revenue synergies and has provided us with compelling opportunities. Looking ahead, we believe that First Horizon is well-positioned to deliver consistent top-quartile returns.”
Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights:
|Reported EPS / |
$0.83 / $0.361
|Reported ROTCE /|
40.5%1 / 17.9%1
|Reported ROA /|
2.72% / 1.21%1
Regional Banking Highlights (all comparisons versus third quarter 2017)
Consolidated Highlights (all comparisons versus third quarter 2017)
Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights Compared to Second Quarter 2018
Regional Banking Highlights (all comparisons versus second quarter 2018)
Consolidated Highlights (all comparisons versus second quarter 2018)
1 Includes a $212.9 million gain from the sale of Visa Class B Shares and $11.4 million of pre-tax acquisition-related expenses primarily associated with the Capital Bank Financial Corp. ("CBF") acquisition which impact certain performance measures, and are adjusted using an incremental tax rate of approximately 24 percent.
CONSOLIDATED SUMMARY RESULTS
|3Q18 Changes vs|
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)||3Q18||2Q18||3Q17||2Q18||3Q17|
|Income Statement Highlights|
|Net interest income||$||305,700||$||310,932||$||209,817||(2)||%||46||%|
|Securities gains/(losses), net||212,859||31||6||NM||NM|
|Provision/(provision credit) for loan losses||2,000||—||—||NM||NM|
|Income before income taxes||358,641||105,689||85,365||NM||NM|
|Provision for income taxes||83,925||19,697||13,596||NM||NM|
|Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest||2,883||2,852||2,883||1||%||*|
|Net income/(loss) attributable to controlling interest||271,833||83,140||68,886||NM||NM|
|Preferred stock dividends||1,550||1,550||1,550||*||*|
|Net income/(loss) available to common shareholders||$||270,283||$||81,590||$||67,336||NM||NM|
|Common Stock Data|
|Basic shares (thousands)||324,406||325,153||233,749||*||39||%|
|Diluted shares (thousands)||327,252||328,426||236,340||*||38||%|
|Period-end shares outstanding (thousands)||323,943||325,003||234,231||*||38||%|
|Cash dividends declared per share||$||0.12||$||0.12||$||0.09||*||33||%|
|Balance Sheet Highlights (Period-End)|
|Total loans, net of unearned income||$||27,350,214||$||27,701,740||$||20,166,091||(1)||%||36||%|
|Asset Quality Highlights|
|Allowance for loan losses||$||185,959||$||185,462||$||194,867||*||(5)||%|
|Allowance / period-end loans||0.68||%||0.67||%||0.97||%|
|Net charge-offs (annualized) / average loans||0.02||%||0.03||%||0.05||%|
|Non-performing assets (NPA)||$||177,758||$||157,017||$||140,177||13||%||27||%|
|NPA % (a)||0.63||%||0.55||%||0.66||%|
|Key Ratios & Other|
|Return on average assets ("ROA") (annualized) (b)||2.72||%||0.86||%||0.99||%|
|Return on average common equity ("ROE") (annualized) (c)||25.41||%||7.86||%||10.79||%|
|Return on average tangible common equity ("ROTCE") (annualized) (d)||40.51||%||12.63||%||12.17||%|
|Net interest margin (e)||3.44||%||3.53||%||3.19||%|
|Efficiency ratio (f)||66.55||%||75.90||%||73.51||%|
|Common equity tier 1 ratio ("CET1") (g)||9.86||%||8.98||%||10.04||%|
|Tier 1 ratio (g)||10.88||%||9.98||%||11.20||%|
|Market capitalization (millions)||$||5,591.3||$||5,798.1||$||4,485.5|
Certain previously reported amounts have been reclassified to agree with current presentation
NM - Not meaningful
* Amount is less than one percent.
(a) NPAs related to the loan portfolio over period-end loans plus foreclosed real estate and other assets.
(b) Calculated using net income.
(c) Calculated using net income available to common shareholders.
(d) This non-GAAP measure is reconciled to ROE in the FHN Non-GAAP to GAAP Reconciliation table.
(e) Net interest margin is computed using net interest income adjusted to a fully taxable equivalent ('FTE") basis assuming a statutory federal income tax rate of 21 percent and 35 percent in 2018 and 2017, respectively, and, where applicable, state income taxes.
(f) Noninterest expense divided by total revenue excluding securities gains/(losses).
(g) Current quarter is an estimate.
Use of Non-GAAP Measures
Several financial measures in this release are non-GAAP, meaning they are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the U.S. The non-GAAP items presented in this release are adjusted earnings per share ("EPS"), return on tangible common equity ("ROTCE"), adjusted ROTCE, and adjusted return on average assets ("ROA"). These profitability measures are reported to First Horizon’s management and directors through various internal reports. First Horizon’s management believes these measures are relevant to understanding the financial results of First Horizon and its business segments. Non-GAAP measures are not formally defined by GAAP or codified in the federal banking regulations, and other entities may use calculation methods that differ from those used by First Horizon. First Horizon has reconciled each of these measures to a comparable GAAP measure below:
FHN NON-GAAP TO GAAP RECONCILIATION
|(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share data)||3Q18||2Q18||3Q17|
|Average Tangible Common Equity (Non-GAAP)|
|Average total equity (GAAP)||$||4,611,302||$||4,552,546||$||2,866,757|
|Less: Average noncontrolling interest (a)||295,431||295,431||295,431|
|Less: Average preferred stock (a)||95,624||95,624||95,624|
|(A) Total average common equity||4,220,247||4,161,491||2,475,702|
|Less: Average intangible assets (GAAP) (b)||1,572,886||1,569,449||280,575|
|(B) Average tangible common equity (Non-GAAP)||$||2,647,361||$||2,592,042||$||2,195,127|
|Less: Equity impact for notable items (c)||33,162|
|(C) Adjusted average tangible common equity (Non-GAAP)||$||2,614,199|
|Annualized Net Income Available to Common Shareholders|
|(D) Net income available to common shareholders (annualized ) (GAAP)||$||1,072,318||$||327,257||$||267,148|
|(D)/(A) Return on average common equity ("ROE") (GAAP)||25.41||%||7.86||%||10.79||%|
|(D)/(B) Return on average tangible common equity ("ROTCE") (Non-GAAP)||40.51||%||12.63||%||12.17||%|
|Adjusted Net Income (Non-GAAP)|
|(E) Net income (GAAP)||$||274,716|
|Less: After-tax impact of notable items (GAAP) (d)||152,545|
|(F) Adjusted net income (Non-GAAP)||122,171|
|(G) Annualized net income (GAAP)||1,089,906|
|(H) Annualized adjusted net income (Non-GAAP)||484,700|
|Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Shareholders (Non-GAAP)|
|(I) Net income available to common shareholders (GAAP)||$||270,283|
|Less: After-tax impact of notable items (GAAP) (d)||152,545|
|(J) Adjusted net income available to common shareholders (Non-GAAP)||117,738|
|(K) Annualized adjusted net income available to common shareholders (Non-GAAP)||467,113|
|Average Assets (GAAP)|
|(L) Average assets||$||40,077,033|
|(M) Diluted shares||327,252|
|Adjusted Ratios & EPS Impacts|
|(D)/(B) ROTCE (Non-GAAP)||40.51||%|
|(K)/(C) Adjusted ROTCE (Non-GAAP)||17.87||%|
|(G)/(L) Return on average assets ("ROA") (GAAP)||2.72||%|
|(H)/(L) Adjusted ROA (GAAP)||1.21||%|
|(I)/(M) Diluted earnings per share ("EPS") (GAAP)||$||0.83|
|(J)/(M) Adjusted diluted EPS (Non-GAAP)||$||0.36|
(a) Included in Total equity on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
(b) Includes goodwill and other intangible assets, net of amortization.
(c) Includes the average after-tax impact of $152.5 million of notable items recognized in 3Q18.
(d) Includes a $212.9 million gain from the sale of Visa Class B Shares and $11.4 million of pre-tax acquisition-related expenses primarily associated with the Capital Bank Financial Corp. ("CBF") acquisition which impact certain performance measures, and are adjusted using an incremental tax rate of approximately 24 percent.
Management will hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. CT today to review earnings and performance trends. There will also be a live webcast accompanied by the slide presentation available in the investor relations section of http://ir.fhnc.com. The call and slide presentation may involve forward-looking information, including guidance.
Callers wishing to participate may call toll-free starting at 8:15 a.m. CT on October 16 by dialing 888-317-6003 and entering access code 2143053. The number for international participants is 412-317-6061.
Participants can also listen to the live audio webcast with the accompanying slide presentation through the investor relations section of www.fhnc.com. A replay will be available from noon CT on October 16 until midnight CT on October 30. To listen to the replay, dial 877-344-7529 or 412-317-0088. The access code is 10124852. The event also will be archived and available beginning October 17 by midnight CT in the events and presentations section of http://ir.fhnc.com.
Debt Investor Materials
First Horizon expects to post additional materials for debt investors on November 16, 2018 in the investor relations section of www.FirstHorizon.com. First Horizon will also provide these materials to analysts at upcoming meetings.
Disclaimers and Other Information
This communication contains, and the debt investor materials above may contain, forward-looking statements, including guidance, involving significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “should,” “is likely,” “will,” “going forward” and other expressions that indicate future events and trends and may be followed by or reference cautionary statements.
A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include general economic and financial market conditions, including expectations of and actual timing and amount of interest rate movements including the slope of the yield curve, competition, ability to execute business plans, geopolitical developments, recent and future legislative and regulatory developments, inflation or deflation, market (particularly real estate market) and monetary fluctuations, natural disasters, customer, investor and regulatory responses to these conditions and items already mentioned in this press release, as well as critical accounting estimates and other factors described in First Horizon's annual report on Form 10-K and other recent filings with the SEC. First Horizon disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein or therein to reflect future events or developments or changes in expectations.
About First Horizon
First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provides financial services through its First Tennessee, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial businesses. First Horizon operates approximately 300 bank locations across the southern U.S. and 28 FTN Financial offices across the entire U.S. Our banking subsidiary was founded in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. Our First Tennessee and Capital Bank brands have the largest deposit market share in Tennessee and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. We have been ranked by American Banker as No. 5 among the Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks. Our FTB Advisors wealth management group has more than 300 financial professionals and provides services to about $4.8 billion in assets under management. FTN Financial is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers in the U.S. and abroad. We have been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by Working Mother and American Banker magazines and the National Association for Female Executives. More information is available at www.FirstHorizon.com.
First Horizon Investor Relations, Aarti Bowman, (901) 523-4017
First Horizon Media Relations, Silvia Alvarez, (901) 523-4465
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