American Savings Bank Reports 2012 And Fourth Quarter Earnings 2012 Net Income of $58.6 Million Fourth Quarter 2012 Net Income of $14.4 Million Bank Continues to Deliver Solid Results PR Newswire HONOLULU, Jan. 30, 2013 HONOLULU, Jan. 30, 2013 /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 full year of 2012 was $58.6 million compared with $59.8 million in 2011. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $14.4 million, compared with $14.2 million in the third, or linked, quarter of 2012 and $15.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. "American delivered solid financial performance in 2012 and continued to execute well on our strategic plan to safely grow the bank in the low interest rate environment. We maintained good profitability levels with return on average equity of 11.7% and continued to provide reliable dividends to our parent. Our loans to customers increased 2.6% in 2012, with growth in each of our strategic segments of commercial lending, commercial real estate, home equity lending, and consumer lending. Our residential mortgage teams originated nearly $1billion of new long-term residential mortgages, nearly double the level of the prior year, bringing new customer relationships to the bank. To control interest rate risk, we sold the investment associated with more than half of those loans and generated gains on sale that helped fund spending on the bank's strategic priorities. Some are visible, such as our new mobile banking application that makes American the only bank in our market offering customers the ability to deposit checks from anywhere using their smartphone. Less visible but critically important, our new analytical tools and data warehouse further strengthen our risk management and marketing segmentation capabilities," said Richard Wacker, president and chief executive officer of American. Full Year Net Income: 2012 net income of $58.6 million was $1.2 million lower than 2011 net income, reflecting the challenging low interest rate environment. The primary drivers impacting net income for the year were (on an after-tax basis): o$4 million lower net interest income primarily due to declining asset yields, partially offset by the favorable effect of asset growth; and o$5 million higher noninterest expense primarily attributable to supporting higher transaction volumes and spending on the bank's strategic projects and priorities, as well as increasing employee benefit expenses. These were largely offset by (after-tax): o$6 million higher noninterest income primarily due to higher gains on sales of new residential mortgages; and o$1 million lower provision for loan losses. Fourth Quarter Net Income: Fourth quarter 2012 net income of $14.4 million was essentially flat with the linked quarter as higher noninterest income driven mainly by higher gains on sales of newly originated residential real estate loans was offset by higher noninterest expense and lower net interest income. Compared to the same quarter of 2011, net income declined by $1.0 million primarily driven by (on an after-tax basis): o$2 million lower net interest income from declining asset yields due to the persistent low rate environment; and o$3 million higher noninterest expense as previously discussed. These were offset by $4 million higher noninterest income primarily due to higher gains on sale of new residential mortgages and higher fee income. Financial Highlights: Net interest margin was 3.93% in 2012 compared to 4.12% in 2011. Net interest margin was 3.81% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 3.92% in the linked quarter and 4.16% in the fourth quarter of 2011. The decline in net interest margin was primarily attributable to lower yields on interest-earning assets as loans continued to reprice down due to the low interest rate environment. The provision for loan losses (pretax) was $12.9 million in 2012 compared to $15.0million in 2011. The $2.1 million decline in the provision from the prior year was driven by lower net charge-offs consistent with the ongoing improvement in the bank's loan portfolio and the Hawaii economy. The 2012 net charge-off ratio improved to 0.24% from 0.49% in 2011. The fourth quarter of 2012 provision for loan losses was $3.4 million, $0.2 million lower than the linked quarter and $0.7 million lower than fourth quarter of 2011. Similarly, the fourth quarter 2012 net charge-off ratio improved to 0.13% from 0.35% in the linked quarter and 0.48% in the prior year quarter. Noninterest expense (pretax) for 2012 was $152.3 million, up from $143.4million in 2011. The higher gain on sale revenue enabled management to strategically increase spending to support higher transaction volumes and to build capabilities for future growth. 2012 expenses were also impacted by higher employee benefit expenses including lower discount rates on pension expenses. In the fourth quarter 2012, non-interest expense (pretax) was $40.9 million, up from $38.6million in the linked quarter and $36.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Loan growth was 2.6% in 2012, in line with the bank's target of low to mid-single digit loan growth. Consistent with American's strategy to control interest rate risk, loan growth was primarily driven by shorter-duration and variable rate loans. For the year, American ranked #1 in Hawaii for home equity line of credit loan production, growing that portfolio by 18%. This growth was offset by a controlled decline in the level of long-term fixed rate residential mortgages held on the balance sheet and lower land loans. Total deposits were $4.2 billion at December 31, 2012, up $103 million from September30, 2012 and up $160 million from December 31, 2011. Low-cost core deposits increased $130 million from September 30, 2012 and $230 million from December 31, 2011. The average cost of funds was 0.26% for the full year 2012, down 8basis points from the prior year. For the fourth quarter 2012, average cost of funds was a very low 0.23%, down 2basis points from the linked quarter and down 6 basis points from the prior year quarter. Overall, American's return on average equity for the full year remained solid at 11.7% in 2012 compared to 12.0% in 2011 and the return on average assets for the full year was 1.18% in 2012 compared to 1.23% in 2011. For the fourth quarter 2012, the return on average equity was 11.3%, up slightly from 11.2% in the linked quarter but down from 12.2% in the same quarter last year. Return on average assets was 1.15% for the fourth quarter of 2012, unchanged from the linked quarter and down from 1.26% in the same quarter last year. In 2012, American paid dividends of $45 million to HEI while maintaining healthy capital levels -- leverage ratio of 9.1% and total risk-based capital ratio of 12.8% at December31, 2012. HEI EARNINGS RELEASE, WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL Concurrent with American's regulatory filing 30 days after the end of the quarter, American announced its fourth quarter 2012 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 fourth quarter and full year 2012. HEI plans to announce its fourth quarter and 2012 consolidated financial results on Friday, February 15, 2013 and will conduct a webcast and conference call to review its consolidated earnings, including American's earnings, and management's outlook for 2013, on Friday, February15,2013, at 12:00 noon Hawaii time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time). The event can be accessed through HEI's website at www.hei.com or by dialing (866)202-3048, passcode: 97355196 for the teleconference call. The presentation for the webcast will be on HEI's website under the headings "Investor Relations," "News & Events" and "Presentations & Webcasts." HEI and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) 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, HECO's and American's press releases, HEI's and HECO'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 HECO'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 HECO's SEC filings. An online replay of the webcast will be available at the same website beginning about two hours after the event and will remain on HEI's website for 12 months. Replays of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the event through March 1, 2013, by dialing (888)286-8010, passcode: 47992097. HEI supplies power to approximately 450,000 customers or 95% of Hawaii's population through its electric utilities, HECO, 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September30, 2012 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, HECO, 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 December September December Years ended 31, 30, 31, December 31, (in thousands) 2012 2012 2011 2012 2011 Interest income Interest and fees on loans $ $ $ $176,057 $ 42,816 43,880 46,500 184,485 Interest on investment and 3,288 3,432 3,352 13,822 14,568 mortgage-related securities Total interest income 46,104 47,312 49,852 189,879 199,053 Interest expense Interest on deposit 1,408 1,540 1,837 6,423 8,983 liabilities Interest on other borrowings 1,193 1,201 1,362 4,869 5,486 Total interest expense 2,601 2,741 3,199 11,292 14,469 Net interest income 43,503 44,571 46,653 178,587 184,584 Provision for loan losses 3,379 3,580 4,082 12,883 15,009 Net interest income after 40,124 40,991 42,571 165,704 169,575 provision for loan losses Noninterest income Fees from other financial 8,887 7,674 7,476 31,361 28,881 services Fee income on deposit 4,648 4,527 4,486 17,775 18,026 liabilities Fee income on other financial 1,836 1,660 1,364 6,577 6,704 products Gain on sale of loans 6,331 4,077 2,760 14,628 5,028 Other income 1,164 1,346 738 5,319 6,715 Total noninterest income 22,866 19,284 16,824 75,660 65,354 Noninterest expense Compensation and employee 19,953 18,684 17,820 75,979 71,137 benefits Occupancy 4,313 4,400 4,313 17,179 17,154 Data processing 2,854 2,644 1,676 10,098 8,155 Services 2,800 3,062 1,990 9,866 7,396 Equipment 1,806 1,762 1,762 7,105 6,903 Other expense 9,207 8,096 8,997 32,116 32,648 Total noninterest 40,933 38,648 36,558 152,343 143,393 expense Income before income taxes 22,057 21,627 22,837 89,021 91,536 Income taxes 7,694 7,419 7,497 30,384 31,693 Net income $ $ $ $ 58,637 $ 14,363 14,208 15,340 59,843 Comprehensive income $ $ $ $ 52,612 $ 5,740 15,517 7,400 56,760 OTHER BANK INFORMATION (annualized %, except as of period end) Return on average assets 1.15 1.15 1.26 1.18 1.23 Return on average equity 11.29 11.24 12.24 11.68 11.99 Return on average tangible 13.47 13.41 14.65 13.97 14.35 common equity Net interest margin 3.81 3.92 4.16 3.93 4.12 Net charge-offs to average 0.13 0.35 0.48 0.24 0.49 loans outstanding Efficiency ratio 61 60 57 59 57 As of period end Nonperforming assets to loans outstanding and real estate 1.87 1.73 2.01 owned ** Allowance for loan losses to 1.11 1.06 1.03 loans outstanding Leverage ratio * 9.1 9.3 9.0 Total risk-based capital 12.8 12.9 12.9 ratio * Tangible common equity to 8.39 8.72 8.42 total assets Dividend paid to HEI (via 15 10 20 45 63 ASHI) ($ in millions) ** * Regulatory basis ** Fourth quarter 2011 includes noncash dividends of $5 million. 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, 2012 (when filed) and HEI's Quarterly Reports on SEC Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012, as updated by SEC Forms 8-K. American Savings Bank, F.S.B. BALANCE SHEETS DATA (Unaudited) December 31 2012 2011 (in thousands) Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 184,430 $ 219,678 Available-for-sale investment and 671,358 624,331 mortgage-related securities Investment in stock of Federal Home Loan 96,022 97,764 Bank of Seattle Loans receivable held for investment 3,779,218 3,680,724 Allowance for loan losses (41,985) (37,906) Loans receivable held for investment, 3,737,233 3,642,818 net Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or 26,005 9,601 fair value Other 244,435 233,592 Goodwill 82,190 82,190 Total assets $ 5,041,673 $ 4,909,974 Liabilities and shareholder's equity Deposit liabilities–noninterest-bearing $ 1,164,308 $ 993,828 Deposit liabilities–interest-bearing 3,065,608 3,076,204 Other borrowings 195,926 233,229 Other 117,752 118,078 Total liabilities 4,543,594 4,421,339 Common stock 333,712 331,880 Retained earnings 179,763 166,126 Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net (15,396) (9,371) of tax benefits Total shareholder's equity 498,079 488,635 Total liabilities and shareholder's $ 5,041,673 $ 4,909,974 equity 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, 2012 (when filed) and HEI's Quarterly Reports on SEC Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012, as updated by SEC Forms 8-K. Contact: Shelee M.T. Kimura Manager, Investor Relations & Telephone: (808) 543-7384 Strategic Planning E-mail: email@example.com (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110411/LA80136LOGO) SOURCE Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Website: http://www.hei.com
American Savings Bank Reports 2012 And Fourth Quarter Earnings
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