American Savings Bank Reports Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

Net Income of $13.5 Million

American Continues to Deliver Solid Results as It Prepares for Spin-off

Company Release - 10/30/2015 5:15 PM ET

HONOLULU, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (American), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI) (NYSE - HE), today reported net income for the third quarter of 2015 of $13.5 million, compared to $12.9 million in the second (or linked) quarter of 2015 and $13.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.

 "In the third quarter, we achieved solid revenue growth and healthy loan growth fueled by commercial real estate originations," said Rich Wacker, president and chief executive officer of American.  "We continue to see good opportunities to expand our relationships with our consumer and commercial customers, supported by favorable Hawaii economic conditions.

Third quarter 2015 net income was $0.6 million higher than the linked quarter primarily driven by (on an after-tax basis):

  • $1 million higher net interest income primarily driven by higher average interest-earning assets and favorable shift to higher yielding assets; and
  • $1 million higher noninterest income primarily due to the gain on sale of an American service center building vacated as part of our facilities consolidation plan; partially offset by
  • $1 million higher provision for loan losses primarily due to strong loan growth in the quarter; and
  • $1 million higher noninterest expense.

Compared to the third quarter of 2014, net income was higher by $0.2 million primarily driven by (on an after-tax basis):

  • $1 million higher net interest income in the third quarter of 2015 primarily due to higher average interest earnings assets; and
  • $2 million higher noninterest income primarily from the gain on sale of real estate and higher fee income on deposit liabilities and mortgage banking in the third quarter of 2015; offset by
  • $1 million higher provision for loan losses attributable to higher loan growth; and
  • $2 million higher noninterest expense in the third quarter of 2015 due primarily to higher pension and benefits expense.

                                     
Note:  Amounts indicated as "after-tax" in this earnings release are based upon adjusting items for the composite statutory tax rate of 40% for American.

Net interest income (pretax) was $47.8 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $46.6 million in the linked quarter of 2015 and $45.6 million in the prior year quarter.  Net interest margin was 3.53% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to 3.52% in the linked quarter and 3.62% in the third quarter of 2014.  Compared to the prior year quarter, the decline in net interest margin was largely attributable to lower yields on interest earning assets as loans continued to re-price down.

Provision for loan losses (pretax) was $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $1.8 million in the linked quarter of 2015 and $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2014.  The higher provision in the third quarter of 2015 was mainly due to loan growth in the commercial real estate portfolio.  The third quarter 2015 net charge-off ratio was 0.10%, compared to 0.11% in the linked quarter and 0.04% in the prior year quarter due to higher overall recoveries in the third quarter of 2014.

Noninterest income (pretax) was $18.5 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared to $16.4 million in the linked quarter and $15.2 million in the third quarter of 2014.  The increase in noninterest income over both the linked quarter and the prior year quarter was mainly due to the $2 million gain on sale of real estate and higher deposit-related fee initiatives in the third quarter of 2015.

Noninterest expense (pretax) was $42.4 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared to $41.5 million in the linked quarter and $38.7 million in the third quarter of 2014.  Noninterest expense was $0.9 million higher compared to the linked quarter primarily due to higher medical benefits and other expense.  Noninterest expense was $3.7 million higher than the prior year quarter primarily due to higher medical and pension benefits expense.

Total loans were $4.5 billion at September 30, 2015, an increase of $78 million and $101 million in the third quarter and year-to-date 2015, respectively.  Year-to-date annualized loan growth was 3%.

Total deposits were $4.8 billion at September 30, 2015, an increase of $23 million and $203 million in the third quarter and year-to-date 2015, respectively, primarily driven by the 5% year-to-date annualized increase in low-cost core deposits.  Average cost of funds remained low at 0.22% for the third quarter of 2015, unchanged compared to the linked quarter and just below the prior year quarter of 0.23%.

American's return on average equity was 9.7% for the third quarter of 2015, compared to 9.4% in the linked quarter and 9.9% in the third quarter of last year.  Return on average assets was 0.92% for the third quarter of 2015, compared to 0.89% for the linked quarter and 0.98% in the same quarter last year.  American's solid results enabled it to pay a dividend of $7.5 million to HEI in the quarter while maintaining healthy capital levels - leverage ratio of 8.8% and total capital ratio of 13.4% at September 30, 2015.

HEI EARNINGS RELEASE, HEI WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS EARNINGS AND 2015 EPS GUIDANCE

Concurrent with American's regulatory filing 30 days after the end of the quarter, American announced its third quarter 2015 financial results today.  Please note that these reported results relate only to American and are not necessarily indicative of HEI's consolidated financial results for the third quarter of 2015.

HEI plans to announce its third quarter 2015 consolidated financial results on Thursday, November 5, 2015, and will conduct a webcast and conference call to discuss its consolidated earnings, including American's earnings, and 2015 EPS guidance on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 12:00 noon Hawaii time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time).  Interested parties may listen to the conference call by dialing (888) 311-8190 and entering passcode: 22822426.  International parties may listen to the conference call by calling the following toll free number, (330) 863-3378 and entering passcode:  22822426.  The event can also be accessed through HEI's website at www.hei.com under the heading "Investor Relations."  HEI and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric) intend to continue to use HEI's website, www.hei.com, as a means of disclosing additional information which will be included in the Investor Relations section.  Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor such portions of HEI's website, in addition to following HEI's, Hawaiian Electric's and American's press releases, HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and HEI's public conference calls and webcasts.  The information on HEI's website is not incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings unless, and except to the extent, specifically incorporated by reference.  Investors may also wish to refer to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (PUC) website at dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms in order to review documents filed with and issued by the PUC.  No information on the PUC website is incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings.

An on-line replay of the webcast will be available at the same website beginning about two hours after the event.  Audio replays of the teleconference will also be available approximately two hours after the event through November 19, 2015, by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and entering passcode:  22822426.

HEI supplies power to approximately 450,000 customers or 95% of Hawaii's population through its electric utilities, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company, Limited and provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through American, one of Hawaii's largest financial institutions.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release may contain "forward-looking statements," which include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and usually include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "predicts," "estimates" or similar expressions.  In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance, ongoing business strategies or prospects or possible future actions are also forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and the accuracy of assumptions concerning HEI and its subsidiaries, the performance of the industries in which they do business and economic and market factors, among other things.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance.

Forward-looking statements in this release should be read in conjunction with the "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" discussions (which are incorporated by reference herein) set forth in HEI's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, HEI's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 and HEI's future periodic reports that discuss important factors that could cause HEI's results to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the report, presentation or filing in which they are made.  Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, HEI, Hawaiian Electric, American and their subsidiaries undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

American Savings Bank, F.S.B.

STATEMENTS OF INCOME DATA

(Unaudited)




Three months ended


Nine months ended September 30

(in thousands)


September 30, 2015


June 30,

2015


September 30, 2014


2015


2014

Interest and dividend income











Interest and fees on loans


$

46,413



$

46,035



$

45,532



$

137,646



$

133,065


Interest and dividends on investment securities


4,213



3,306



2,773



10,570



8,758


Total interest and dividend income


50,626



49,341



48,305



148,216



141,823


Interest expense











Interest on deposit liabilities


1,355



1,266



1,312



3,881



3,774


Interest on other borrowings


1,515



1,487



1,438



4,468



4,263


Total interest expense


2,870



2,753



2,750



8,349



8,037


Net interest income


47,756



46,588



45,555



139,867



133,786


Provision for loan losses


2,997



1,825



1,550



5,436



3,566


Net interest income after provision for loan losses


44,759



44,763



44,005



134,431



130,220


Noninterest income











Fees from other financial services


5,639



5,550



5,642



16,544



15,987


Fee income on deposit liabilities


5,883



5,424



5,109



16,622



14,175


Fee income on other financial products


2,096



2,103



1,971



6,088



6,325


Bank-owned life insurance


1,021



1,058



1,000



3,062



2,945


Mortgage banking income


1,437



2,068



875



5,327



1,749


Gains on sale of investment securities










2,847


Other income, net


2,389



239



634



3,363



1,920


Total noninterest income


18,465



16,442



15,231



51,006



45,948


Noninterest expense











Compensation and employee benefits


22,728



22,319



19,892



66,813



60,050


Occupancy


4,128



4,009



4,517



12,250



12,959


Data processing


3,032



2,953



2,684



9,101



8,715


Services


2,556



2,833



2,580



7,730



7,708


Equipment


1,608



1,690



1,672



4,999



4,926


Office supplies, printing and postage


1,511



1,303



1,415



4,297



4,487


Marketing


934



844



948



2,619



2,690


FDIC insurance


809



773



840



2,393



2,441


Other expense


5,116



4,755



4,182



14,076



11,198


Total noninterest expense


42,422



41,479



38,730



124,278



115,174


Income before income taxes


20,802



19,726



20,506



61,159



60,994


Income taxes


7,351



6,875



7,253



21,382



21,806


Net income


$

13,451



$

12,851



$

13,253



$

39,777



$

39,188


Comprehensive income


$

17,678



$

9,544



$

11,804



$

44,540



$

41,521


OTHER BANK INFORMATION (annualized %, except as of period end)









Return on average assets


0.92



0.89



0.98



0.92



0.97


Return on average equity


9.73



9.38



9.88



9.69



9.83


Return on average tangible common equity


11.43



11.04



11.67



11.40



11.63


Net interest margin


3.53



3.52



3.62



3.52



3.60


Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding


0.10



0.11



0.04



0.08



0.01


As of period end











Nonperforming assets to loans outstanding and real estate owned *


1.00



0.70



0.88






Allowance for loan losses to loans outstanding


1.06



1.04



1.00






Tangible common equity to tangible assets


8.23



8.16



8.48






Tier-1 leverage ratio *


8.8



8.8



9.1






Total capital ratio *


13.4



13.5



12.6






Dividend paid to HEI (via ASB Hawaii, Inc.) ($ in millions)


$

7.5



$

7.5



$

8.8








Regulatory basis. Capital ratios as of September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015 calculated under Basel III rules, which became effective January 1, 2015.



Prior period financial statements reflect the retrospective application of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-01, "Investments-Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323): Accounting for Investments in Qualified Affordable Housing Projects," which was adopted as of January 1, 2015 and did not have a material impact on ASB's financial condition or results of operations.


This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in  HEI's Annual Report on SEC Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, ASB Hawaii, Inc.'s Form 10 filed with the SEC on March 30, 2015 and HEI's Quarterly Reports on SEC Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2015, June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2015 (when filed), as updated by SEC Forms 8-K. Results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for future interim periods or the full year.

 

American Savings Bank, F.S.B.

BALANCE SHEETS DATA

(Unaudited)



September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

(in thousands)





Assets





Cash and due from banks


$

103,934



$

107,233


Interest-bearing deposits


73,041



54,230


Available-for-sale investment securities, at fair value


785,837



550,394


Stock in Federal Home Loan Bank, at cost


10,678



69,302


Loans receivable held for investment


4,535,404



4,434,651


Allowance for loan losses


(48,274)



(45,618)


Net loans


4,487,130



4,389,033


Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value


5,598



8,424


Other


307,089



305,416


Goodwill


82,190



82,190


Total assets


$

5,855,497



$

5,566,222


Liabilities and shareholder's equity





Deposit liabilities–noninterest-bearing


$

1,422,843



$

1,342,794


Deposit liabilities–interest-bearing


3,403,111



3,280,621


Other borrowings


368,593



290,656


Other


103,553



118,363


Total liabilities


5,298,100



5,032,434


Common stock


1



1


Additional paid in capital


339,980



338,411


Retained earnings


229,211



211,934


Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax benefits





     Net unrealized gains on securities

$

4,070



$

462



     Retirement benefit plans

(15,865)


(11,795)


(17,020)


(16,558)


Total shareholder's equity


557,397



533,788


Total liabilities and shareholder's equity


$

5,855,497



$

5,566,222


 

Prior period financial statements reflect the retrospective application of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-01, "Investments-Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323): Accounting for Investments in Qualified Affordable Housing Projects," which was adopted as of January 1, 2015 and did not have a material impact on ASB's financial condition or results of operations.


This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in HEI's Annual Report on SEC Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, ASB Hawaii, Inc.'s Form 10 filed with the SEC on March 30, 2015 and HEI's Quarterly Reports on SEC Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2015, June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2015 (when filed), as updated by SEC Forms 8-K.

 

Contact:

Clifford H. Chen



Manager, Investor Relations &

Telephone: (808) 543-7300


Strategic Planning

E-mail:  ir@hei.com

 

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