American Savings Bank Reports Third Quarter 2016 Earnings

Net Income of $15.1 Million

American Continues to Deliver Solid Results

Company Release - 10/28/2016 5:00 PM ET

HONOLULU, Oct. 28, 2016 /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 of $15.1 million for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $13.3 million in the second (or linked) quarter of 2016 and $13.5 million in the third quarter of 2015.

"American delivered strong deposit growth, good net interest margins and bottom line earnings improvement during the quarter," said Rich Wacker, president and chief executive officer of American.  "Average loans outstanding were flat to the prior quarter as we sold more of our new residential loan production and lowered our exposure to national credits as our Hawaii commercial real estate fundings grew.  Our provision for loan loss reserves remained above our initial expectations, driven by faster growth in our commercial real estate and consumer portfolios as well as reserves for specific commercial credits."       

Third quarter 2016 net income was $1.8 million higher than the linked quarter primarily driven by $2 million (after-tax) higher revenues due to higher noninterest income and net interest income, partially offset by higher provision for loan losses.

Compared to the third quarter of 2015, net income improved by $1.7 million primarily driven by $2 million (after-tax) higher net interest income due to growth in the commercial real estate and consumer loan portfolios. Higher net interest income was partially offset by higher provision for loan losses.

Net interest income (pretax) was $51.9 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $51.0 million in the linked quarter of 2016 and $47.8 million in the prior year quarter.  The increase compared to the linked and prior year quarter was primarily attributable to growth and higher yields in the commercial real estate and consumer loan portfolios.  Net interest margin was 3.57% compared to 3.58% in the linked quarter and 3.53% in the third quarter of 2015.




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.

 

Provision for loan losses (pretax) was $5.7 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $4.8 million in the linked quarter of 2016 and $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2015.  The increase in provision compared to the linked and prior year quarter was largely due to reserves for specific commercial credits.  The net charge-off ratio was 0.20% compared to 0.15% in the linked quarter and 0.10% in the prior year quarter. 

Noninterest income (pretax) was $18.5 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $16.6 million in the linked quarter and $18.5 million in the third quarter of 2015.  The $1.9 million higher noninterest income compared to the linked quarter was primarily due to a $1.0 million gain on sale of real estate and $0.8 million higher mortgage banking income in the third quarter of 2016.   

Noninterest expense (pretax) was $41.9 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $42.6 million in the linked quarter and $42.4 million in the third quarter of 2015.  The lower noninterest expense in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the linked quarter was mainly due to $1.2 million of nonrecurring cost related to the replacement and upgrade of the electronic banking platform that was launched last quarter. 

Total loans were $4.7 billion at September 30, 2016, essentially flat to the linked quarter and increased $118 million year-to-date 2016.  Year-to-date annualized loan growth was 3.4%, on track for American's target of mid-single digit loan growth for the full year.  

Total deposits were $5.4 billion at September 30, 2016, an increase of $149 million and $355 million in the third quarter and year-to-date 2016, respectively.  Year-to-date annualized deposit growth of 9.4% was primarily driven by the $190 million (5.6% year-to-date annualized) increase in low-cost core deposits.   Average cost of funds remained low at 0.24% for the third quarter of 2016, 1 basis point higher than the linked quarter and 2 basis points higher than the prior year quarter.

American's return on average equity was 10.4% for the third quarter of 2016, compared to 9.2% in the linked quarter and 9.7% in the third quarter of 2015.  Return on average assets was 0.97% for the third quarter of 2016, compared to 0.86% in the linked quarter and 0.92% in the same quarter last year.  American's solid results enabled it to pay dividends of $9.0 million to HEI in the quarter while maintaining healthy capital levels – leverage ratio of 8.6% and total capital ratio of 13.3% at September 30, 2016. 

HEI EARNINGS RELEASE, HEI WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS EARNINGS AND 2016 EPS GUIDANCE 

Concurrent with American's regulatory filing 30 days after the end of the quarter, American announced its third quarter 2016 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 2016. 

HEI plans to announce its third quarter and year-to-date 2016 consolidated financial results on Friday, November 4, 2016 and will conduct a webcast and conference call to discuss its consolidated earnings, including American's earnings, and 2016 EPS guidance on Friday, November 4, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Hawaii time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time).  

Interested parties within the United States may listen to the conference by calling (888) 317-6016. International parties may listen to the conference by calling (412) 317-6016 or by accessing the webcast on HEI's website at www.hei.com under the heading "Investor Relations."  HEI and Hawaiian Electric Company intend to continue to use HEI's website, www.hei.com, as a means of disclosing additional information.  Such disclosures will be included on HEI's website in the Investor Relations section.  Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor such portions of HEI's website, in addition to following HEI's, Hawaiian Electric Company's and American's press releases, HEI's and Hawaiian Electric Company'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 Company'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 Company's SEC filings. 

An online replay of the webcast will be available at the same website beginning about two hours after the event.  Replays of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the event through November 18, 2016, by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and entering passcode: 10094997.

HEI supplies power to approximately 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 "will," "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, 2015, HEI's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 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 Company, 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,
2016



June 30,
2016



September 30,
2015



2016



2015

Interest and dividend income















Interest and fees on loans

$

50,444


$

49,690


$

46,413


$

148,571


$

137,646

Interest and dividends on investment securities


4,759



4,443



4,213



14,219



10,570

Total interest and dividend income


55,203



54,133



50,626



162,790



148,216

Interest expense















Interest on deposit liabilities


1,871



1,691



1,355



5,154



3,881

Interest on other borrowings


1,464



1,467



1,515



4,416



4,468

Total interest expense


3,335



3,158



2,870



9,570



8,349

Net interest income


51,868



50,975



47,756



153,220



139,867

Provision for loan losses


5,747



4,753



2,997



15,266



5,436

Net interest income after provision for loan losses


46,121



46,222



44,759



137,954



134,431

Noninterest income

Fees from other financial services


5,599



5,701



5,639



16,799



16,544

Fee income on deposit liabilities


5,627



5,262



5,883



16,045



16,622

Fee income on other financial products


2,151



2,207



2,096



6,563



6,088

Bank-owned life insurance


1,616



1,006



1,021



3,620



3,062

Mortgage banking income


2,347



1,554



1,437



5,096



5,327

Gains on sale of investment securities, net




598





598



Other income, net


1,165



288



2,389



1,786



3,363

Total noninterest income


18,505



16,616



18,465



50,507



51,006

Noninterest expense















Compensation and employee benefits


22,844



21,919



22,728



67,197



66,813

Occupancy


3,991



4,115



4,128



12,244



12,250

Data processing


3,150



3,277



3,032



9,599



9,101

Services


2,427



2,755



2,556



8,093



7,730

Equipment


1,759



1,771



1,608



5,193



4,999

Office supplies, printing and postage


1,483



1,583



1,511



4,431



4,297

Marketing


747



899



934



2,507



2,619

FDIC insurance


907



913



809



2,704



2,393

Other expense


4,591



5,382



5,116



13,948



14,076

Total noninterest expense


41,899



42,614



42,422



125,916



124,278

Income before income taxes


22,727



20,224



20,802



62,545



61,159

Income taxes


7,623



6,939



7,351



21,483



21,382

Net income

$

15,104


$

13,285


$

13,451


$

41,062


$

39,777

Comprehensive income

$

13,176


$

16,051


$

17,678


$

49,537


$

44,540

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

Return on average assets


0.97



0.86



0.92



0.89



0.92

Return on average equity


10.36



9.22



9.73



9.50



9.69

Return on average tangible common equity


12.06



10.75



11.43



11.07



11.40

Net interest margin


3.57



3.58



3.53



3.59



3.52

Efficiency ratio


59.54



63.05



64.06



61.81



65.11

Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding


0.20



0.15



0.10



0.19



0.08

As of period end















Nonperforming assets to loans outstanding and real estate owned


1.12



1.02



1.00







Allowance for loan losses to loans outstanding


1.24



1.16



1.06







Tangible common equity to tangible assets


8.03



8.15



8.23







Tier-1 leverage ratio


8.6



8.7



8.8







Total capital ratio


13.3



13.2



13.4







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

$

9.0


$

9.0


$

7.5









This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in HEI filings with the SEC. 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)






(in thousands)

September 30, 2016

December 31, 2015






Assets





Cash and due from banks


$

109,591



$

127,201


Interest-bearing deposits


103,989



93,680


Available-for-sale investment securities, at fair value


996,984



820,648


Stock in Federal Home Loan Bank, at cost


11,218



10,678


Loans receivable held for investment


4,734,638



4,615,819


Allowance for loan losses


(58,737)



(50,038)


Net loans


4,675,901



4,565,781


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


26,743



4,631


Other


330,054



309,946


Goodwill


82,190



82,190


Total assets


$

6,336,670



$

6,014,755


Liabilities and shareholder's equity





Deposit liabilities–noninterest-bearing


$

1,570,613



$

1,520,374


Deposit liabilities–interest-bearing


3,810,108



3,504,880


Other borrowings


265,388



328,582


Other


106,396



101,029


Total liabilities


5,752,505



5,454,865


Common stock


1



1


Additional paid in capital


342,234



340,496


Retained earnings


250,726



236,664


Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax benefits





     Net unrealized gains (losses) on securities

$

5,965



$

(1,872)



     Retirement benefit plans

(14,761)


(8,796)


(15,399)


(17,271)


Total shareholder's equity


584,165



559,890


Total liabilities and shareholder's equity


$

6,336,670



$

6,014,755



This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in HEI filings with the SEC.

 

Contact:  

Clifford H. Chen                 



Manager, Investor Relations &                   

Telephone: (808) 543-7300 


Strategic Planning                          

E-mail:  ir@hei.com 

 

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SOURCE Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.