American Savings Bank Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

2Q 2020 Net Income of $14.0 Million

Strong Mortgage Production, Good Cost Control, Healthy Liquidity

Company Release - 7/30/2020 7:30 PM ET

HONOLULU, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (American), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE), today reported net income for the second quarter of 2020 of $14.0 million. This compares to $15.8 million in the first, or linked, quarter of 2020, and $17.0 million in the second quarter of 2019.

"I'm extremely proud of the performance of our teammates for our customers, our bank and our community through a quarter filled with challenges," said Rich Wacker, president and chief executive officer of American. "Our results reflect the impact of the crisis in the compression of our lending margins and higher provision for potential credit losses. We were able to partially offset these pressures through strong mortgage production, good cost control and a gain on sale of securities, while strong deposit growth reinforced our healthy liquidity position. As the uncertain environment unfolds, we will continue to work closely with our customers to manage our risk and serve as a source of stability."

Financial Highlights

Net interest income was $56.7 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $61.1 million in the linked quarter, and $61.5 million in the second quarter of 2019. The decrease compared to the linked and prior year quarters was primarily due to lower asset yields within the loan and investment portfolios as a result of the lower interest rate environment. The investment portfolio yield was reduced by higher amortization of premiums within the mortgage backed securities portfolio in the second quarter. Net interest margin for the second quarter of 2020 was 3.21%, compared to 3.72% in the linked quarter and 3.82% in the second quarter of 2019.

The provision for credit losses was $15.1 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $10.4 million in the linked quarter and $7.7 million in the second quarter of 2019. The higher provision for the quarter was primarily due to $7 million in additional credit reserves related to COVID-19, as well as $4 million in provisioning for unfunded commitments.

The net charge-off ratio for the second quarter of 2020 was 0.49%, compared to 0.44% in the linked quarter and 0.29% in the second quarter of 2019. Nonaccrual loans as a percent of total loans receivable held for investment was 0.86% in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 0.90% in the linked quarter and 0.79% in the prior year quarter.

Noninterest income was $24.2 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $14.8 million in the linked quarter and $15.5 million in the second quarter of 2019. The increase in noninterest income from the linked and prior year quarters was primarily due to a $7.1 million gain related to the sale of 34,680 Visa Class B restricted shares and a $2.2 million gain on the sale of investment securities as we sold some legacy positions to reduce credit risk and yield volatility in our investment portfolio.

Noninterest expense was $48.4 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $46.5 million in the linked quarter and $48.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. During the quarter, American incurred $3.7 million in COVID-19 related expenses, which consisted of additional pay to frontline employees who continued serving customers during the pandemic, the repurchase of excess vacation days for employees unable to use vacation while working through the pandemic, purchases of personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies, and employee meals purchased to promote employee safety and support small business restaurants. The higher COVID-19 related expenses were partially offset by lower travel, business development and marketing expenses.  

Total loans were $5.5 billion as of June 30, 2020, up 6.45%1 from December 31, 2019, driven mainly by the addition of $370 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as well as increases in the commercial real estate and commercial and industrial portfolios, offset by decreases in the retail portfolio.    

Total deposits were $7.0 billion as of June 30, 2020, an increase of 12.1%2 from December 31, 2019. The average cost of funds was 0.18% for the quarter, down six basis points versus the linked quarter and down twelve basis points versus the prior year quarter.

Overall, American's return on average equity for the second quarter of 2020 was 8.00%, compared to 9.15% in the linked quarter and 10.46% in the second quarter of 2019. Return on average assets was 0.72% for the second quarter of 2020, compared to 0.87% in the linked quarter and 0.96% in the same quarter last year. 

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1

Annualized from December 31, 2019, total loans as of June 30, 2020 increased 12.9%.

2

Annualized from December 31, 2019, total deposits as of June 30, 2020 increased 24.2%.

In the second quarter of 2020, American retained capital and did not pay a dividend to HEI to support its commitment to PPP lending to the community while maintaining healthy capital levels. American had a leverage ratio of 8.4% at June 30, 2020.

HEI EARNINGS RELEASE, HEI WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS EARNINGS AND 2020 GUIDANCE

Concurrent with American's regulatory filing 30 days after the end of the quarter, American announced its second quarter 2020 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 second quarter 2020.

HEI plans to announce its second quarter 2020 consolidated financial results on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and will also conduct a webcast and conference call at 10:15 a.m.Hawaii time (4:15 p.m. Eastern time) that same day to discuss its consolidated earnings, including American's earnings, and 2020 guidance. 

Interested parties within the United States may listen to the conference by calling (844) 834-0652 and international parties may listen to the conference by calling (412) 317-5198 or by accessing the webcast on HEI's website at www.hei.com under the "Investor Relations" section, sub-heading "News and Events — Events and Presentations."

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. Such disclosures will be included on HEI's website in the Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor the Investor Relations section of HEI's website at www.hei.com in addition to following HEI's, Hawaiian Electric's and American's press releases, HEI's and Hawaiian Electric'sSecurities 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'sSEC 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'sSEC filings.

An on-line replay of the August 6, 2020 webcast will be available on HEI's website beginning about two hours after the event. Audio replays of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the event through August 20, 2020 by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and entering passcode 10146073.

HEI supplies power to approximately 95% of Hawaii's population through its electric utility, Hawaiian Electric; provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through American, one of Hawaii's largest financial institutions; and helps advance Hawaii's clean energy and sustainability goals through investments by its non-regulated subsidiary, Pacific Current, LLC.

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, political 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 "Cautionary Note Regarding 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, 2019 and HEI's other 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 


Six months ended June 30,

(in thousands)


June 30, 2020



March 31, 2020



June 30, 2019



2020



2019


Interest and dividend income











Interest and fees on loans


$

53,541



$

55,545



$

58,620



$

109,086



$

116,480


Interest and dividends on investment securities


6,288



9,430



7,535



15,718



18,163


Total interest and dividend income


59,829



64,975



66,155



124,804



134,643


Interest expense











Interest on deposit liabilities


3,071



3,587



4,287



6,658



8,539


Interest on other borrowings


75



313



411



388



939


Total interest expense


3,146



3,900



4,698



7,046



9,478


Net interest income


56,683



61,075



61,457



117,758



125,165


Provision for credit losses


15,133



10,401



7,688



25,534



14,558


Net interest income after provision for credit losses


41,550



50,674



53,769



92,224



110,607


Noninterest income











Fees from other financial services


3,102



4,571



4,798



7,673



9,360


Fee income on deposit liabilities


2,897



5,113



5,004



8,010



10,082


Fee income on other financial products


1,212



1,872



1,830



3,084



3,423


Bank-owned life insurance


1,673



794



2,390



2,467



4,649


Mortgage banking income


6,252



2,000



976



8,252



1,590


Gain on sale of securities, net


9,275







9,275




Other income, net


(251)



413



534



162



992


Total noninterest income


24,160



14,763



15,532



38,923



30,096


Noninterest expense











Compensation and employee benefits


25,079



25,777



25,750



50,856



51,262


Occupancy


5,442



5,267



5,479



10,709



10,149


Data processing


3,849



3,837



3,852



7,686



7,590


Services


2,474



2,809



2,606



5,283



5,032


Equipment


2,290



2,339



2,189



4,629



4,253


Office supplies, printing and postage


1,049



1,341



1,663



2,390



3,023


Marketing


379



802



1,323



1,181



2,313


FDIC insurance


751



102



628



853



1,254


Other expense1


7,063



4,194



4,519



11,257



8,373


Total noninterest expense


48,376



46,468



48,009



94,844



93,249


Income before income taxes


17,334



18,969



21,292



36,303



47,454


Income taxes


3,320



3,208



4,276



6,528



9,599


Net income


$

14,014



$

15,761



$

17,016



$

29,775



$

37,855


Comprehensive income


$

13,734



$

35,608



$

31,291



$

49,342



$

58,382


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











Return on average assets


0.72



0.87



0.96



0.79



1.07


Return on average equity


8.00



9.15



10.46



8.57



11.76


Return on average tangible common equity


9.07



10.39



11.97



9.72



13.48


Net interest margin


3.21



3.72



3.82



3.46



3.90


Efficiency ratio


59.84



61.27



62.36



60.53



60.06


Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding


0.49



0.44



0.29



0.46



0.34


As of period end











Nonaccrual loans to loans receivable held for investment


0.86



0.90



0.79






Allowance for credit losses to loans outstanding


1.50



1.49



1.17






Tangible common equity to tangible assets


7.9



8.3



8.2






Tier-1 leverage ratio


8.4



8.8



8.7






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


$



$

28.0



$

15.0



$

28.0



$

33.0



1

The three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 include approximately $3.7 million and $3.8 million, respectively, of certain significant direct and incremental COVID-19 related costs. These costs, which have been recorded in Other expense, include $2.3 million of compensation expense and $1.1 million of enhanced cleaning and sanitation costs.



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)

June 30, 2020


December 31, 2019


Assets





Cash and due from banks


$

140,968



$

129,770


Interest-bearing deposits


365,996



48,628


Investment securities





Available-for-sale, at fair value


1,389,633



1,232,826


Held-to-maturity, at amortized cost


124,623



139,451


Stock in Federal Home Loan Bank, at cost


9,880



8,434


Loans held for investment


5,437,817



5,121,176


Allowance for credit losses


(81,307)



(53,355)


Net loans


5,356,510



5,067,821


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


37,143



12,286


Other


512,722



511,611


Goodwill


82,190



82,190


Total assets


$

8,019,665



$

7,233,017


Liabilities and shareholder's equity





Deposit liabilities–noninterest-bearing


$

2,422,042



$

1,909,682


Deposit liabilities–interest-bearing


4,607,910



4,362,220


Other borrowings


124,975



115,110


Other


158,344



146,954


Total liabilities


7,313,271



6,533,966


Common stock


1



1


Additional paid-in capital


350,826



349,453


Retained earnings


344,662



358,259


Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax benefits








     Net unrealized gains on securities

$

21,264





$

2,481





     Retirement benefit plans

(10,359)


10,905


(11,143)


(8,662)


Total shareholder's equity


706,394



699,051


Total liabilities and shareholder's equity


$

8,019,665



$

7,233,017



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

 

Contact:

Julie R. Smolinski

Telephone: (808) 543-7300


Director, Investor Relations

E-mail:  ir@hei.com

 

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