Cullen/Frost Reports Third Quarter Results - Average deposits rise 11.5 percent - Average loans increase 7.1 percent - Trust and investment fees up 8.9 percent - Frost to enter Permian Basin market PR Newswire SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 30, 2013 SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) today reported third quarter 2013 results, as the Texas financial services leader continues to post steady results in an uncertain economic environment. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030109/CFRLOGO) Cullen/Frost's net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2013 was $58.4 million, compared to third quarter 2012 earnings of $58.7 million. On a per-share basis, net income was $0.96 per diluted common share, compared to $0.95 per diluted common share reported a year earlier. Returns on average assets and common equity were 1.01 percent and 10.07 percent respectively, compared to 1.11 percent and 9.75percent for the same period a year earlier. For the third quarter of 2013, net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis increased 7.0 percent to $179.1 million, compared to the $167.3 million reported for the same quarter of 2012. Average deposits for the quarter were $19.5 billion, an increase of $2.0 billion, or 11.5 percent, over the $17.5 billion reported for the third quarter of 2012. For the third quarter of 2013, average loans were $9.3 billion, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to the $8.6 billion reported for the third quarter a year earlier. The provision for loan losses was $5.1 million, compared to $2.5 million reported a year earlier, while the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans decreased to 1.00 percent from 1.20 percent for the same quarter of 2012. "Cullen/Frost continues to generate steady results in an extended low-interest rate environment and an economy that seems to be waiting on clarity," said CEO Dick Evans. "I was pleased to see double-digit deposit growth and strong increases in net-interest income and trust and investment management fees.During the third quarter, we announced a merger agreement with WNB Bancshares, Inc. When this merger is complete, it will bring Frost into Midland and Odessa for the first time. The Permian Basin is a significant driver of the state's strong oil and gas business, and we are delighted to expand our franchise into this dynamic region. "Average loans increased more than 7 percent despite a highly competitive lending environment and the ongoing uncertainty in Washington that is causing concern and caution among business owners," Evans said. "Our focused calling effort continues to expand our customer base, and our relationship managers are working harder than ever to grow loans. Our credit quality is manageable, capital levels remain strong, and we have plenty of liquidity to fund loans. "Since 2007, before the financial crisis began, year-to-date average deposits at Frost have risen $8.8 billion, a reflection of our efforts to build and extend relationships based on our well-accepted value proposition. The greater liquidity continues to pressure the net interest margin in this challenging rate environment. "We are fortunate to be located in Texas, where job growth consistently outpaces the national average. The dynamic Texas markets we serve performed well during the recession and are among the strongest in the U.S.," said Evans. "It has been five years since the 2008 financial crisis put the U.S. and global economy on the brink of collapse. Decisions we made during that period paved the way for our good performance today. We have consistently paid a shareholder dividend, and have increased the dividend annually for the past 19 years. "As always, our exceptional and dedicated employees bring the Frost culture to life every day, taking care of customers, helping our company grow and making our success possible," Evans said. For the first nine months of 2013, net income available to common shareholders was $170.6 million compared to $177.8 million reported for the same period of 2012. Year-to-date earnings were $2.81 per diluted common share, compared to $2.88 per diluted common share for the same period in 2012. Returns on average assets and average equity for the first nine months of 2013 were 1.02 percent and 9.83 percent respectively, compared to 1.16 percent and 10.09 percent for the same period a year earlier. Noted financial data for the third quarter of 2013 follows: oTier 1 and Total Risk-Based Capital Ratios for the Corporation at the end of the third quarter of 2013 were 14.53 percent and 15.68 percent, respectively, and continue to be in excess of well capitalized levels. The tangible common equity ratio was 7.81 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2013, compared to 8.80 percent for the same quarter last year. The tangible common equity ratio, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is equal to end of period shareholders' equity less preferred stock, goodwill and intangible assets divided by end of period total assets less goodwill and intangible assets. oNet-interest income on a taxable equivalent basis for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $179.1 million, an increase of 7.0 percent, compared to $167.3 million for the same period a year ago. This increase resulted primarily from an increase in the average volume of earning assets and was partly offset by a decrease in the net interest margin. Strong growth in deposits has helped to fund the increase in earning assets. The net interest margin was 3.38 percent for the third quarter of 2013, compared to 3.54 percent for the third quarter of 2012, and 3.43 percent for the second quarter of 2013. oNon-interest income for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $74.0 million, a 4.0 percent increase compared to $71.2 million reported for the third quarter of 2012. Trust and investment management fees were $22.7 million, up $1.8 million, or 8.9 percent, from the third quarter of 2012, with approximately $1.2 million of the increase related to investment fees. Insurance commissions and fees were $10.4 million, compared to the $10.0 million reported the third quarter a year earlier. Other charges, commissions and fees were up $2.0 million to $9.3 million, with approximately half of the increase related to higher annuity income. Other income was down $1.5 million from last year's third quarter and was impacted by decreases in income from securities trading and customer derivative transactions. oNon-interest expense was $151.8 million for the quarter, up $7.4 million compared to the $144.5 million reported for the third quarter a year earlier. Total salaries rose $3.5 million, or 5.4 percent, to $68.5 million, and were impacted by an increase in the number of employees, combined with normal annual merit and market increases. Employee benefits rose $970,000, primarily related to increases in medical insurance expense and payroll taxes. Other expense was $36.9 million, up 6.9 percent, or $2.4 million, from $34.5 million for the third quarter last year. This increase was impacted by higher professional services expense, including $853,000 of transaction-related expenses associated with the pending acquisition of WNB Bancshares. Inc. oFor the third quarter of 2013, the provision for loan losses was $5.1 million, compared to net charge-offs of $5.4 million. For the third quarter of 2012, the provision for loan losses was $2.5 million, compared to net charge-offs of $2.7 million. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.00 percent at September 30, 2013, compared to 1.20 percent at the end of the third quarter last year and 1.01 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2013. Non-performing assets were $98.1 million at the end of the third quarter, compared to $101.7 million last quarter-end and $124.9 million at last year's third quarter. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) to discuss the results for the quarter. The media and other interested parties are invited to access the call in a "listen only" mode at 1-800-944-6430. Digital playback of the conference call will be available after 2 p.m. CT until midnight Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 855-859-2056 with Conference ID # of 86218467. The call will also be available by webcast at the URL listed below and available for playback after 2 p.m. CT. After entering the Web site, www.frostbank.com, go to "About Frost" on the top navigation bar, then click on Investor Relations. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE: CFR) is a financial holding company, headquartered in San Antonio, with $23.5 billion in assets at September 30, 2013. Among the top 50 largest U.S. banks and one of 24 banks included in the KBW Bank Index, Frost provides a wide range of banking, investments and insurance services to businesses and individuals across Texas in the Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio regions. Founded in 1868, Frost has helped clients with their financial needs during three centuries. Additional information is available at frostbank.com. Forward-Looking Statements and Factors that Could Affect Future Results Certain statements contained in this Earnings Release that are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"), notwithstanding that such statements are not specifically identified as such. In addition, certain statements may be contained in the Corporation's future filings with the SEC, in press releases, and in oral and written statements made by or with the approval of the Corporation that are not statements of historical fact and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) projections of revenues, expenses, income or loss, earnings or loss per share, the payment or nonpayment of dividends, capital structure and other financial items; (ii) statements of plans, objectives and expectations of Cullen/Frost or its management or Board of Directors, including those relating to products or services; (iii) statements of future economic performance; and (iv) statements of assumptions underlying such statements. Words such as "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "targeted", "continue", "remain", "will", "should", "may" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: oLocal, regional, national and international economic conditions and the impact they may have on the Corporation and its customers and the Corporation's assessment of that impact. oVolatility and disruption in national and international financial markets. oGovernment intervention in the U.S. financial system. oChanges in the mix of loan geographies, sectors and types or the level of non-performing assets and charge-offs. oChanges in estimates of future reserve requirements based upon the periodic review thereof under relevant regulatory and accounting requirements. oThe effects of and changes in trade and monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including the interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve Board. oInflation, interest rate, securities market and monetary fluctuations. oThe effects of changes in laws and regulations (including laws and regulations concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance) with which the Corporation and its subsidiaries must comply. oThe soundness of other financial institutions. oPolitical instability. oImpairment of the Corporation's goodwill or other intangible assets. oActs of God or of war or terrorism. oThe timely development and acceptance of new products and services and perceived overall value of these products and services by users. oChanges in consumer spending, borrowings and savings habits. oChanges in the financial performance and/or condition of the Corporation's borrowers. oTechnological changes. oAcquisitions and integration of acquired businesses. oThe ability to increase market share and control expenses. oThe Corporation's ability to attract and retain qualified employees. oChanges in the competitive environment in the Corporation's markets and among banking organizations and other financial service providers. oThe effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters. oChanges in the reliability of the Corporation's vendors, internal control systems or information systems. oChanges in the Corporation's liquidity position. oChanges in the Corporation's organization, compensation and benefit plans. oThe costs and effects of legal and regulatory developments including the resolution of legal proceedings or regulatory or other governmental inquiries and the results of regulatory examinations or reviews. oGreater than expected costs or difficulties related to the integration of new products and lines of business. oThe Corporation's success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing items. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made. The Corporation undertakes noobligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Greg Parker Investor Relations 210/220-5632 or Renee Sabel Media Relations 210/220-5416 Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (UNAUDITED) (In thousands, except per share amounts) 2013 2012 3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 4th Qtr 3rd Qtr CONDENSED INCOME STATEMENTS Net interest $ 155,353 $ 153,181 $ 152,813 $ 154,405 $ 151,532 income Net interest 179,121 173,966 172,802 172,156 167,341 income(1) Provision for 5,108 3,575 6,000 4,125 2,500 loan losses Non-interest income: Trust and investment 22,692 22,561 21,885 20,543 20,843 management fees Service charges on 20,742 20,044 20,044 21,162 20,797 deposit accounts Insurance commissions and 10,371 9,266 13,070 8,436 9,964 fees Interchange and debit card 4,376 4,268 4,011 4,330 4,194 transaction fees Other charges, 9,266 8,578 7,755 7,740 7,265 commissions and fees Net gain (loss) on (14) 6 5 4,435 -- securities transactions Other 6,558 7,786 11,010 9,241 8,095 Total non-interest 73,991 72,509 77,780 75,887 71,158 income Non-interest expense: Salaries and 68,524 66,502 66,465 67,442 64,984 wages Employee 14,989 14,629 17,991 12,867 14,019 benefits Net 13,094 12,645 11,979 11,772 13,193 occupancy Furniture 14,629 14,986 14,185 13,932 14,193 and equipment Deposit 2,921 2,835 2,889 3,159 2,593 insurance Intangible 780 788 820 918 973 amortization Other 36,886 37,373 41,485 35,977 34,495 Total non-interest 151,823 149,758 155,814 146,067 144,450 expense Income before 72,413 72,357 68,779 80,100 75,740 income taxes Income taxes 11,969 12,694 13,591 19,912 17,071 Net income 60,444 59,663 55,188 60,188 58,669 Preferred stock 2,015 2,688 -- -- -- dividends Net income available to $ 58,429 $ 56,975 $ 55,188 $ 60,188 $ 58,669 common shareholders PER COMMON SHARE DATA Earning per common share – $ 0.96 $ 0.95 $ 0.91 $ 0.98 $ 0.95 basic Earning per common share- 0.96 0.94 0.91 0.97 0.95 diluted Cash dividends 0.50 0.50 0.48 0.48 0.48 per common share Book value per common share at 38.63 37.91 38.33 39.32 39.35 end of quarter OUTSTANDING COMMON SHARES Period-end 60,492 60,236 59,970 61,479 61,462 common shares Weighted-average common shares - 60,340 60,011 60,593 61,382 61,317 basic Dilutive effect of stock 866 664 581 339 369 compensation Weighted-average common shares - 61,206 60,675 61,174 61,721 61,686 diluted SELECTED ANNUALIZED RATIOS Return on 1.01 % 1.03 % 1.01 % 1.09 % 1.11 % average assets Return on average common 10.07 9.93 9.49 9.84 9.75 equity Net interest income to 3.38 3.43 3.45 3.48 3.54 average earning assets(1) (1)Taxable-equivalent basis assuming a 35% tax rate. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (UNAUDITED) 2013 2012 3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 4th Qtr 3rd Qtr BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY ($ in millions) Average Balance: Loans $ 9,251 $ 9,207 $ 9,109 $ 8,868 $ 8,635 Earning assets 21,199 20,468 20,415 20,138 19,218 Total assets 22,926 22,232 22,213 21,964 21,010 Non-interest-bearing 7,738 7,452 7,431 7,690 7,161 demand deposits Interest-bearing 11,722 11,319 11,292 10,736 10,289 deposits Total deposits 19,460 18,771 18,723 18,426 17,450 Shareholders' 2,447 2,445 2,431 2,433 2,393 equity Period-End Balance: Loans $ 9,306 $ 9,233 $ 9,162 $ 9,224 $ 8,811 Earning assets 21,688 20,755 20,787 21,148 20,024 Goodwill and 541 542 543 544 545 intangible assets Total assets 23,530 22,572 22,498 23,124 21,848 Total deposits 19,979 19,078 19,044 19,497 18,245 Shareholders' 2,481 2,428 2,443 2,417 2,419 equity Adjusted shareholders' 2,335 2,272 2,229 2,179 2,144 equity(1) ASSET QUALITY ($ in thousands) Allowance for loan $ 93,147 $ 93,400 $ 93,589 $ 104,453 $ 105,401 losses: As a percentage 1.00 % 1.01 % 1.02 % 1.13 % 1.20 % of period-end loans Net charge-offs: $ 5,361 $ 3,764 $ 16,864 $ 5,073 $ 2,747 Annualized as a percentage of 0.23 % 0.16 % 0.75 % 0.23 % 0.13 % average loans Non-performing assets: Non-accrual $ 79,081 $ 86,714 $ 91,644 $ 89,744 $ 106,407 loans Restructured 8,243 1,900 1,613 -- -- loans Foreclosed 10,748 13,047 12,630 15,502 18,524 assets Total $ 98,072 $ 101,661 $ 105,887 $ 105,246 $ 124,931 As a percentage of: Total loans and foreclosed 1.05 % 1.10 % 1.15 % 1.14 % 1.41 % assets Total assets 0.42 0.45 0.47 0.46 0.57 CONSOLIDATED CAPITAL RATIOS Tier 1 Risk-Based 14.53 % 14.22 % 14.23 % 13.68 % 14.10 % Capital Ratio Total Risk-Based 15.68 15.39 15.44 15.11 15.62 Capital Ratio Leverage Ratio 8.61 8.60 8.42 8.28 8.59 Equity to Assets 10.54 10.76 10.86 10.45 11.07 Ratio (period-end) Equity to Assets 10.67 11.00 10.94 11.08 11.39 Ratio (average) (1)Shareholders' equity excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (UNAUDITED) (In thousands, except per share amounts) Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 CONDENSED INCOME STATEMENTS Net interest income $ 461,347 $ 450,456 Net interest income(1) 525,890 496,020 Provision for loan losses 14,683 5,955 Non-interest income: Trust and investment management fees 67,138 62,774 Service charges on deposit accounts 60,830 62,230 Insurance commissions and fees 32,707 31,512 Interchange and debit card transaction fees 12,655 12,603 Other charges, commissions and fees 25,599 22,440 Net gain (loss) on securities transactions (3) (121) Other 25,354 21,462 Total non-interest income 224,280 212,900 Non-interest expense: Salaries and wages 201,491 191,310 Employee benefits 47,609 44,768 Net occupancy 37,718 37,203 Furniture and equipment 43,800 41,347 Deposit insurance 8,645 7,928 Intangible amortization 2,388 2,978 Other 115,744 103,492 Total non-interest expense 457,395 429,026 Income before income taxes 213,549 228,375 Income taxes 38,254 50,611 Net income 175,295 177,764 Preferred stock dividends 4,703 -- Net income available to common shareholders $ 170,592 $ 177,764 PER COMMON SHARE DATA Earning per common share - basic $ 2.82 $ 2.89 Earning per common share – diluted 2.81 2.88 Cash dividends per common share 1.48 1.42 Book value per common share at end of period 38.63 39.35 OUTSTANDING COMMON SHARES Period-end common shares 60,492 61,462 Weighted-average common shares – basic 60,313 61,270 Dilutive effect of stock compensation 724 347 Weighted-average common shares – diluted 61,037 61,617 SELECTED ANNUALIZED RATIOS Return on average assets 1.02 % 1.16 % Return on average common equity 9.83 10.09 Net interest income to average earning assets(1) 3.42 3.63 (1)Taxable-equivalent basis assuming a 35% tax rate. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (UNAUDITED) As of or for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY ($ in millions) Average Balance: Loans $ 9,190 $ 8,319 Earning assets 20,697 18,639 Total assets 22,459 20,446 Non-interest-bearing demand deposits 7,541 6,798 Interest-bearing deposits 11,446 10,114 Total deposits 18,987 16,912 Shareholders' equity 2,441 2,352 Period-End Balance: Loans $ 9,306 $ 8,811 Earning assets 21,688 20,024 Goodwill and intangible assets 541 545 Total assets 23,530 21,848 Total deposits 19,979 18,245 Shareholders' equity 2,481 2,419 Adjusted shareholders' equity(1) 2,335 2,144 ASSET QUALITY ($ in thousands) Allowance for loan losses: $ 93,147 $ 105,401 As a percentage of period-end loans 1.00 % 1.20 % Net charge-offs: $ 25,989 $ 10,701 Annualized as a percentage of average loans 0.38 % 0.17 % Non-performing assets: Non-accrual loans $ 79,081 $ 106,407 Restructured loans 8,243 -- Foreclosed assets 10,748 18,524 Total $ 98,072 $ 124,931 As a percentage of: Total loans and foreclosed assets 1.05 % 1.41 % Total assets 0.42 0.57 CONSOLIDATED CAPITAL RATIOS Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio 14.53 % 14.10 % Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio 15.68 15.62 Leverage Ratio 8.61 8.59 Equity to Assets Ratio (period-end) 10.54 11.07 Equity to Assets Ratio (average) 10.87 11.51 (1)Shareholders' equity excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). 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Cullen/Frost Reports Third Quarter Results
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