American Savings Bank Reports 2013 And Fourth Quarter Earnings 2013 Net Income of $57.5 Million - Return on Assets of 1.13% Fourth Quarter 2013 Net Income of $12.2 Million Solid Results in a Challenging Regulatory and Interest Rate Environment PR Newswire HONOLULU, Jan. 30, 2014 HONOLULU, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Selected 2013 Highlights oAchieved or exceeded 2013 profitability targets oNet income down $1.1 million vs. 2012, consistent with upper end of guidance range oROA of 1.13% vs. target of 1.10% oNIM of 3.74% vs. target of 3.6% to 3.7% oStrong, broad-based loan growth of 9.7% oContributed $9 million (pretax) to interest income to largely mitigate the negative impact of low interest rates oGrowth in targeted residential mortgages, home equity lending, commercial real estate, and commercial & industrial lending o#1 provider of new home equity lending in Hawaii oSignificant continued improvement in asset quality from 2012 oNet charge-off ratio improved to 0.09% from 0.24% oNonperforming loans down to 1.20% from 1.87% of total loans and real estate owned oSolid, high quality capital: 9.1% leverage ratio; 12.1% total risk-based capital ratio oStrategic Progress oStrategic sale of credit card portfolio and launch of improved credit card offering oLeading mobile banking offering with 60% penetration of online banking customers and mobile deposit volumes surpassing that of the ATM network oPartnership with Xerox, taking over selected non-core business activities oNamed as American Banker "Best Banks to Work For" and Hawaii Business "Best Places to Work" oDelivered 3,300 volunteer hours to and over $1 million of charitable contributions to community organizations 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 2013 of $57.5 million compared to $58.6 million in 2012. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $12.2million, compared to $15.3 million in the third, or linked, quarter of 2013 and $14.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. "We are pleased that we were able to continue to deliver solid financial results in a challenging regulatory and interest rate environment. Our ongoing focus on enhancing our products, sales and risk management capabilities, combined with the improving economy, produced stronger loan growth and better credit quality than we targeted at the start of the year. That helped us mitigate the challenges of continued low interest rates, as well as the impact of new regulations on fee income and operating costs," said Richard Wacker, president and chief executive officer of American. "We head into 2014 with a solid balance sheet, improved asset quality, and more competitive offerings for our customers." Full Year Net Income: 2013 net income of $57.5 million was $1.1 million lower than 2012 net income, reflecting the challenging regulatory and interest rate environment. The most significant drivers impacting net income for the year were (on an after-tax basis): o$2 million lower net interest income as lower yields on loans continued to more than offset the favorable contributions of loan growth; net interest margins declined 19 basis points for the full-year (discussed below), representing a $7 million decrease in net interest income, $2 million more than the increase from loan growth; o$2 million lower noninterest income primarily due to lower mortgage banking income ($4 million) and lower interchange fees as a result of rate caps mandated by the Durbin Amendment ($3 million) which became effective for American in July 2013, offsetting more than all of the increases in other fee income and the premium on the sale of the credit card portfolio; o$4 million higher noninterest expense primarily driven by higher loan and investment product production volumes to customers, sales and performance-related incentives, and benefit cost inflation; and o$7 million lower provision for loan losses resulting from continued improvement in credit quality, coupled with higher recoveries from previously charged-off loans, and release of reserves related to the sale of the credit card portfolio. Note: Amounts indicated as "after-tax" in this earnings release are based upon adjusting items for the composite statutory tax rate of 40% for the bank. Fourth Quarter Net Income: Fourth quarter 2013 net income of $12.2 million was $3.1 million lower than the linked quarter and $2.2 million lower than the same quarter of 2012. Compared to the linked quarter of 2013, the $3.1 million net income decline was primarily driven by (on an after-tax basis): o$2 million lower noninterest income mainly due to the gain on the strategic sale of the credit card portfolio recorded in the third quarter of 2013 (discussed above); and o$1 million higher noninterest expense, largely attributable to the timing of certain performance-related compensation costs. Compared to the same quarter of 2012, the most significant variances were (on an after-tax basis): o$4 million lower noninterest income primarily due to lower gains on sales of residential mortgages as the refinancing market contracted dramatically since mid-2013, and lower interchange fees (as discussed above); and o$2 million (after-tax) lower provision for loan losses (as discussed above). Financial Highlights: Net interest margin was 3.74% in 2013 compared to 3.93% in 2012, exceeding the bank's net interest margin target of 3.6% to 3.7% for the year. Net interest margin was 3.67% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to 3.73% in the linked quarter and 3.81% in the fourth quarter of 2012. The decline in net interest margin was primarily attributable to lower yields on interest-earning assets as loan portfolios continued to re-price down in this low interest rate environment, albeit at a slower pace as the year progressed. The impact of lower net interest margin on net interest income was largely offset by strong, broad-based loan growth. The provision for loan losses (pretax) was $1.5 million in 2013 compared to $12.9million in 2012. Continued improvement in credit quality, coupled with the recoveries of previously charged-off loans and the release of reserves related to the sale of the credit card portfolio, resulted in an unusually low provision for 2013 despite robust loan growth. A significant portion of recoveries over the last two years related to the shrinking land and mainland residential loan portfolios; thus, management expects recoveries to moderate in 2014 as these portfolios run off. The fourth quarter of 2013 provision for loan losses was $0.6million compared to $0.1 million in the linked quarter and $3.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The 2013 net charge-off ratio improved to 0.09% from 0.24% in 2012. The fourth quarter 2013 net charge-off ratio was 0.15% compared to nil in the linked quarter and 0.13% in the prior year quarter. Noninterest income (pretax) for 2013 was $72.1 million, down from $75.7million in 2012. The decrease from the prior year is primarily driven by $6.3 million lower mortgage banking income and $4.3million lower interchange fees that was attributable to the Durbin amendment's rate caps, partially offset by the 2013 gain on the strategic sale of the credit card portfolio and higher fee income on other financial products. In the fourth quarter of 2013, noninterest income (pretax) was $15.5 million, down from $18.7million in the linked quarter largely due to the third quarter gain on sale of the credit card portfolio, and $22.9million in the fourth quarter of 2012 due to lower mortgage banking income and interchange fees. Noninterest expense (pretax) for 2013 was $159.5 million, up from $152.3million in 2012. The increase from the prior year is largely driven by higher compensation expense related to increased business volumes, sales and performance incentives, and higher inflation related employee benefits costs. In the fourth quarter of 2013, noninterest expense (pretax) was $41.3 million, up from $39.7million in the linked quarter and $40.9million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Fourth quarter 2013 noninterest expense was elevated due to the timing of performance incentives and marketing expenses. Despite the competitive market environment, American achieved strong loan growth of 9.7% in 2013, exceeding the bank's target of mid-single digit loan growth while maintaining strong credit discipline. Loan growth was primarily driven by residential, home equity, commercial real estate and commercial market loans. Strong loan growth helped to offset the impact of the decline in net interest margin. Total deposits were $4.4 billion at December 31, 2013, an increase of $62 million from September30,2013 and $143 million from December 31, 2012. Low-cost core deposits increased $79million from September 30, 2013 and $189 million from December 31, 2012. The average cost of funds was 0.22% for the full year 2013, down 4basis points from the prior year. For the fourth quarter of 2013, average cost of funds was 0.23%, up 1basis point from the linked quarter and flat compared to the prior year quarter. Overall, American's return on average equity for the full year remained solid at 11.4% in 2013 compared to 11.7% in 2012 and the return on average assets for the full year was 1.13% in 2013 compared to 1.18% in 2012. For the fourth quarter of 2013, the return on average equity was 9.6%, down from 12.1% in the linked quarter and 11.3% in the same quarter last year. Return on average assets was 0.94% for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 1.20% from the linked quarter and 1.15% in the same quarter last year. In 2013, American paid dividends of $40 million to HEI while maintaining healthy capital levels -- leverage ratio of 9.1% and total risk-based capital ratio of 12.1% at December31,2013. HEI EARNINGS RELEASE, HEI WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS EARNINGS AND 2014 EPS GUIDANCE Concurrent with American's regulatory filing 30 days after the end of the quarter, American announced its fourth quarter 2013 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 2013. HEI plans to announce its fourth quarter and 2013 consolidated financial results on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and will conduct a webcast and conference call to discuss its consolidated earnings, including American's earnings, and 2014 EPS guidance on Tuesday, February18,2014, at 12:00 noon Hawaii time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time). Interested parties may listen to the conference by calling (877) 415-3182 and entering passcode: 61297681, or by accessing the webcast on 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. 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'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/dmsin 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 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 4, 2014, by dialing (888)286-8010, passcode: 22850388. HEI supplies power to approximately 450,000 customers or 95% of Hawaii's population through its electric utilities, Hawaiian Electric, 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, 2013 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 Years ended December 31, (inthousands) December31, September30, December31, 2013 2012 2013 2013 2012 Interest and dividend income Interest and $ 43,405 $ 43,337 $ 42,816 $ 172,969 $ 176,057 fees on loans Interest and dividends on investment and 3,372 3,025 3,288 13,095 13,822 mortgage-related securities Total interest and 46,777 46,362 46,104 186,064 189,879 dividend income Interest expense Interest on deposit 1,222 1,262 1,408 5,092 6,423 liabilities Interest on 1,437 1,206 1,193 4,985 4,869 other borrowings Total 2,659 2,468 2,601 10,077 11,292 interest expense Net interest 44,118 43,894 43,503 175,987 178,587 income Provision for 554 54 3,379 1,507 12,883 loan losses Net interest income after 43,564 43,840 40,124 174,480 165,704 provision for loan losses Noninterest income Fees from other financial 5,732 5,728 8,887 27,099 31,361 services Fee income on deposit 4,797 4,819 4,648 18,363 17,775 liabilities Fee income on other financial 2,117 2,714 1,836 8,405 6,577 products Mortgage banking 1,413 1,547 6,331 8,309 14,628 income Gains on sale of — — — 1,226 134 securities Other income, 1,470 3,888 1,164 8,681 5,185 net Total noninterest 15,529 18,696 22,866 72,083 75,660 income Noninterest expense Compensation and employee 22,195 20,564 19,953 82,910 75,979 benefits Occupancy 4,197 4,208 4,313 16,747 17,179 Data processing 2,970 2,168 2,854 10,952 10,098 Services 2,160 2,424 2,800 9,015 9,866 Equipment 1,826 1,825 1,806 7,295 7,105 Other expense 7,951 8,539 9,207 32,585 32,116 Total noninterest 41,299 39,728 40,933 159,504 152,343 expense Income before 17,794 22,808 $ 22,057 87,059 89,021 income taxes Income taxes 5,610 7,532 7,694 29,525 30,384 Net income $ 12,184 $ 15,276 $ 14,363 $ 57,534 $ 58,637 Comprehensive $ 23,802 $ 14,107 $ 5,740 $ 60,733 $ 52,612 income OTHER BANK INFORMATION (annualized %, except as of period end) Return on 0.94 1.20 1.15 1.13 1.18 average assets Return on 9.56 12.13 11.29 11.38 11.68 average equity Return on average tangible 11.39 14.50 13.47 13.59 13.97 common equity Net interest 3.67 3.73 3.81 3.74 3.93 margin Net charge-offs to average loans 0.15 — 0.13 0.09 0.24 outstanding As of period end Nonperforming assets to loans outstanding and 1.20 1.33 1.87 real estate owned* Allowance for loan losses to 0.97 1.01 1.11 loans outstanding Tier-1 leverage 9.1 9.3 9.1 ratio * Total risk-based 12.1 12.5 12.8 capital ratio * Tangible common equity to total 8.5 8.36 8.39 assets Dividend paid to HEI (via ASHI) 10 10 15 40 45 ($inmillions) * Regulatory basis 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, 2013 (when filed) and HEI's Quarterly Reports on SEC Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013, as updated by SEC Forms 8-K. American Savings Bank, F.S.B. BALANCE SHEETS DATA (Unaudited) December31 2013 2012 (in thousands) Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 156,603 $ 184,430 Available-for-sale investment 529,007 671,358 and mortgage-related securities Investment in stock of Federal 92,546 96,022 Home Loan Bank of Seattle Loans receivable held for 4,150,229 3,779,218 investment Allowance for loan losses (40,116) (41,985) Loans receivable held for 4,110,113 3,737,233 investment, net Loans held for sale, at lower 5,302 26,005 of cost or fair value Other 268,063 244,435 Goodwill 82,190 82,190 Total assets $ 5,243,824 $ 5,041,673 Liabilities and shareholder's equity Deposit $ 1,214,418 $ 1,164,308 liabilities–noninterest-bearing Deposit 3,158,059 3,065,608 liabilities–interest-bearing Other borrowings 244,514 195,926 Other 105,679 117,752 Total liabilities 4,722,670 4,543,594 Common stock 336,054 333,712 Retained earnings 197,297 179,763 Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax benefits Net unrealized gains $ (3,663) $ 10,761 (losses) on securities Retirement benefit plans (8,534) (12,197) (26,157) (15,396) Total shareholder's equity 521,154 498,079 Total liabilities and $ 5,243,824 $ 5,041,673 shareholder's 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, 2013 (when filed) and HEI's Quarterly Reports on SEC Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013, as updated by SEC Forms 8-K. 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American Savings Bank Reports 2013 And Fourth Quarter Earnings
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