U.S. Bancorp Reports Earnings for the First Quarter of 2014

  U.S. Bancorp Reports Earnings for the First Quarter of 2014  Business Wire  MINNEAPOLIS -- April 16, 2014  U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) today reported net income of $1,397 million for the first quarter of 2014, or $.73 per diluted common share, compared with $1,428 million, or $.73 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2013.  Highlights for the first quarter of 2014 included:    *Growth in average total loans of 6.0 percent over the first quarter of     2013 (7.6 percent excluding covered loans) and 1.3 percent on a linked     quarter basis (1.7 percent excluding covered loans)         *Growth in average total commercial loans of 8.5 percent over the          first quarter of 2013 and 2.8 percent over the fourth quarter of 2013        *Growth in average total commercial real estate loans of 7.6 percent          over the first quarter of 2013 and 1.9 percent over the fourth          quarter of 2013        *Growth in average commercial and commercial real estate commitments          of 11.7 percent year-over-year and 3.4 percent over the prior quarter    *Strong new lending activity of $41.0 billion during the first quarter,     including:         *$26.9 billion of new and renewed commercial and commercial real          estate commitments        *$2.6 billion of lines related to new credit card accounts        *$11.5 billion of mortgage and other retail loan originations    *Strong growth in average total deposits of 5.1 percent over the first     quarter of 2013         *Average low cost deposits, including noninterest-bearing and total          savings deposits, grew by 7.7 percent year-over-year and were stable          on a linked quarter basis    *Industry-leading performance ratios, including:         *Return on average assets of 1.56 percent        *Return on average common equity of 14.6 percent        *Efficiency ratio of 52.9 percent    *Net charge-offs declined 21.2 percent on a year-over-year basis. Provision     for credit losses was $35 million less than net charge-offs         *Allowance to period-end loans was 1.89 percent at March 31, 2014        *Annualized net charge-offs to average total loans ratio was .59          percent    *Nonperforming assets decreased on both a linked quarter and a     year-over-year basis         *Nonperforming assets (excluding covered assets) decreased 1.0 percent          on a linked quarter basis and 11.6 percent from the first quarter of          2013        *Allowance to nonperforming assets (excluding covered assets) was 243          percent at March 31, 2014, compared with 242 percent at December 31,          2013, and 221 percent at March 31, 2013    *Capital generation continued to reinforce capital position and returns.     Ratios at March 31, 2014, were:         *Basel III transitional:              *Common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 9.7 percent             *Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.4 percent             *Total risk based capital ratio of 13.5 percent         *Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for          the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach of 9.0 percent        *Returned 67 percent of first quarter earnings to shareholders through          dividends and the buyback of 12 million common shares    *Received the Federal Reserve’s non-objection to our capital plan on March     26, 2014         *Announced a new share repurchase authorization of $2.3 billion,          effective April 1st        *Expect to recommend a second quarter dividend of $0.245 per common          share, a 6.5 percent increase over the current dividend rate                                                               EARNINGS SUMMARY                                             Table 1 ($ in millions, except per-share                                      Percent    Percent data)                                                           Change      Change                       1Q           4Q          1Q         1Q14 vs     1Q14 vs                       2014        2013       2013      4Q13       1Q13                                                                        Net income attributable to       $1,397       $1,456      $1,428     (4.1  )     (2.2  ) U.S. Bancorp Diluted earnings      $.73         $.76        $.73       (3.9  )     -- per common share                                                                        Return on average     1.56         1.62        1.65 assets (%) Return on average     14.6         15.4        16.0 common equity (%) Net interest          3.35         3.40        3.48 margin (%) Efficiency ratio      52.9         54.9        50.7 (%) Tangible efficiency ratio      51.9         53.7        49.6 (%) (a)                                                                        Dividends declared per          $.230        $.230       $.195      --          17.9 common share Book value per common share          $20.48       $19.92      $18.71     2.8         9.5 (period-end)                                                                        (a) Computed as noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis and noninterest income excluding net securities gains (losses) and intangible amortization.    Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp was $1,397 million for the first quarter of 2014, 2.2 percent lower than the $1,428 million for the first quarter of 2013, and 4.1 percent lower than the $1,456 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Diluted earnings per common share of $.73 in the first quarter of 2014 were equal to the first quarter of 2013 and $.03 lower than the previous quarter. Return on average assets and return on average common equity were 1.56 percent and 14.6 percent, respectively, for the first quarter of 2014, compared with 1.65 percent and 16.0 percent, respectively, for the first quarter of 2013. The provision for credit losses was lower than net charge-offs by $35 million in the first quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2013, and $30 million lower than net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2013.  U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard K. Davis said, “Our first quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, or $.73 per diluted common share, demonstrated our Company’s ability to generate strong results in the face of a slow-growing and uncertain economy. Our industry-leading returns on average assets of 1.56 percent and average common equity of 14.6 percent, combined with our strong efficiency ratio of 52.9 percent, remain among the top performance ratios in our peer group. Our performance clearly reflects the advantage of our diversified business mix and disciplined expense management which has enabled us to withstand the revenue challenges facing our industry in this slow-growth economy.  “Average loan growth remained strong at 6.0 percent year-over-year and 1.3 percent on a linked quarter basis. Total loan and commitment growth continued to be an area of strength for the Bank, particularly highlighted by our commercial business, which grew loans by 8.5 percent year-over-year and 2.8 percent on a linked quarter basis. This growth demonstrates our ability to gain market share as customers choose to partner with us to expand their businesses when opportunities arise.  “Noninterest income was impacted by seasonal factors, reflected in our payments businesses and in lower deposit service fees. Our mortgage banking revenue stabilized, as expected, on a linked quarter basis and declined compared to the prior year. Our diversified revenue mix helped offset this revenue decline and we managed expenses prudently.  “Credit quality continued to be strong in the first quarter as net charge-offs declined 21.2 percent compared with the prior year and rose modestly on a linked quarter basis due to unusually high recoveries in the prior quarter. Nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets, fell by 1.0 percent and delinquencies also improved in the quarter. Overall credit quality is expected to remain relatively stable in the coming quarters.  “On March 20th, the Federal Reserve released the summary results of the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test and once again, I am proud to report that, compared with our peer banks, our Company posted the highest pre-provision net revenue and net income before taxes as a percent of average assets under the Federal Reserve’s supervisory severely adverse scenario. On March 26th, we received notice of the Federal Reserve’s non-objection to our capital plan and we announced our new share buyback authorization of $2.3 billion, effective April 1, and our intention to recommend to our board of directors a 6.5% increase in our common stock dividend at our June board meeting. These combined actions allow us to maintain our goal of returning 60 – 80 percent of earnings to our shareholders, a goal we again met in the first quarter when we returned 67 percent. Our ability to generate significant capital each quarter allows us to provide this return to our shareholders while maintaining a strong capital position. Our common equity tier 1 capital ratio is 9.0 percent under the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach and 9.7 percent under the transition rules.  “As I shared at our Annual Shareholder Meeting yesterday in Kansas City, our 67,000 employees are focused every day on extending our advantage by delivering outstanding service and the highest quality products. I am grateful to them for their hard work and dedication. I am also grateful to our nearly 18 million customers who trust U.S. Bank with their business. Our business model has shown strength and resilience through times of challenge, change and new opportunities. We are well positioned for the strengthening economic climate and the team is working every day to create value for our shareholders.”                                                                     INCOME STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS                                   Table 2 (Taxable-equivalent basis,                                Percent  Percent $ in millions, except per-share data)                                      Change    Change                               1Q         4Q         1Q       1Q14 vs   1Q14 vs                               2014      2013      2013    4Q13     1Q13                                                                               Net interest income           $2,706     $2,733     $2,709   (1.0  )   (.1   ) Noninterest income            2,108    2,156    2,165    (2.2  )   (2.6  ) Total net revenue             4,814      4,889      4,874    (1.5  )   (1.2  ) Noninterest expense           2,544    2,682    2,470    (5.1  )   3.0 Income before provision and   2,270      2,207      2,404    2.9       (5.6  ) taxes Provision for credit losses   306      277      403      10.5      (24.1 ) Income before taxes           1,964      1,930      2,001    1.8       (1.8  ) Taxable-equivalent            56         56         56       --        -- adjustment Applicable income taxes       496      403      558      23.1      (11.1 ) Net income                    1,412      1,471      1,387    (4.0  )   1.8 Net (income) loss attributable to               (15    )  (15    )  41       --        nm noncontrolling interests Net income attributable to    $1,397   $1,456   $1,428   (4.1  )   (2.2  ) U.S. Bancorp Net income applicable to U.S. Bancorp common           $1,331   $1,389   $1,358   (4.2  )   (2.0  ) shareholders Diluted earnings per common   $.73     $.76     $.73     (3.9  )   -- share                                                                                                                                                Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp for the first quarter of 2014 was $31 million (2.2 percent) lower than the first quarter of 2013, and $59 million (4.1 percent) lower than the fourth quarter of 2013. The decrease in net income year-over-year was principally due to a decrease in mortgage banking revenue, partially offset by a favorable variance in the provision for credit losses. The decrease in net income on a linked quarter basis was principally due to a reduction in total net revenue, mainly due to seasonally lower fee revenue, partially offset by lower noninterest expense.  Total net revenue on a taxable-equivalent basis for the first quarter of 2014 was $4,814 million; $60 million (1.2 percent) lower than the first quarter of 2013, reflecting a .1 percent decrease in net interest income and a 2.6 percent decrease in noninterest income. Net interest income was essentially flat year-over-year, as an increase in average earning assets was offset by a decrease in the net interest margin. Noninterest income declined year-over-year, primarily due to lower mortgage banking revenue. Total net revenue on a taxable-equivalent basis decreased on a linked quarter basis, as a 1.0 percent decrease in net interest income, reflecting the impact of two fewer days in the first quarter relative to the prior quarter and seasonally lower loan fees, was combined with a 2.2 percent decrease in noninterest income, mainly due to seasonally lower fee revenue.  Total noninterest expense in the first quarter of 2014 was $2,544 million; $74 million (3.0 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2013 and $138 million (5.1 percent) lower than the fourth quarter of 2013. The increase in total noninterest expense year-over-year was primarily due to an increase in other expense driven by insurance-related recoveries in the first quarter of 2013, partially offset by a decrease in costs related to foreclosed properties, and the Company’s adoption in first quarter of 2014 of accounting changes for certain affordable housing tax credit investments (“the affordable housing tax credit change”). The decrease in total noninterest expense on a linked quarter basis was primarily due to a decrease in professional services and marketing and business development expense and lower tax-advantaged investment expense due to seasonally lower volume and the affordable housing tax credit change.  The Company’s provision for credit losses for the first quarter of 2014 was $306 million, $29 million higher than the prior quarter and $97 million lower than the first quarter of 2013. The provision for credit losses was lower than net charge-offs by $35 million in the first quarter of 2014 and in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $30 million lower than net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2013. Net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2014 were $341 million, compared with $312 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $433 million in the first quarter of 2013. The increase in net charge-offs compared with the prior quarter was due to unusually high recoveries in the fourth quarter of 2013. Given current economic conditions, the Company expects the level of net charge-offs to remain relatively stable in the second quarter of 2014.  Nonperforming assets include assets originated or acquired by the Company, as well as loans and other real estate acquired under FDIC loss sharing agreements that substantially reduce the risk of credit losses to the Company (“covered assets”). Excluding covered assets, nonperforming assets were $1,794 million at March 31, 2014, compared with $1,813 million at December 31, 2013, and $2,029 million at March 31, 2013. The decrease in nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets, compared with a year ago was driven primarily by reductions in the commercial mortgage portfolio, as well as by improvement in construction and development and credit card loans. Covered nonperforming assets were $205 million at March 31, 2014, compared with $224 million at December 31, 2013, and $377 million at March 31, 2013. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans was 1.89 percent at March 31, 2014, compared with 1.93 percent at December 31, 2013, and 2.11 percent at March 31, 2013. The Company expects total nonperforming assets to remain relatively stable in the second quarter of 2014.                                                               NET INTEREST INCOME                                          Table 3 (Taxable-equivalent basis; $ in                                                      millions)                                                           Change      Change                       1Q          4Q          1Q          1Q14 vs     1Q14 vs                       2014       2013       2013       4Q13       1Q13 Components of net interest income Income on earning     $3,078      $3,125      $3,168      $(47   )    $(90   ) assets Expense on interest-bearing      372       392       459       (20    )   (87    ) liabilities Net interest income   $2,706    $2,733    $2,709    $(27   )   $(3    )                                                                        Average yields and rates paid Earning assets        3.81    %   3.89    %   4.07    %   (.08   )%   (.26   )% yield Rate paid on interest-bearing      .63       .68       .80       (.05   )   (.17   ) liabilities Gross interest        3.18    %  3.21    %  3.27    %  (.03   )%  (.09   )% margin Net interest margin   3.35    %  3.40    %  3.48    %  (.05   )%  (.13   )%                                                                        Average balances Investment            $82,216     $77,248     $73,467     $4,968      $8,749 securities (a) Loans                 235,859     232,791     222,421     3,068       13,438 Earning assets        326,226     319,516     313,992     6,710       12,234 Interest-bearing      238,276     229,201     232,186     9,075       6,090 liabilities                                                                        (a) Excludes unrealized gain (loss)                                                                                                                                      Net Interest Income  Net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis in the first quarter of 2014 was $2,706 million, a decrease of $3 million (.1 percent) from the first quarter of 2013. The decrease was the result of lower rates on loans and investment securities, partially offset by growth in the corresponding average balances, growth in lower cost core  deposit funding and the positive impact from maturities of higher-rate long-term debt. Average earning assets were $12.2 billion (3.9 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2013, driven by increases of $13.4 billion (6.0 percent) in average total loans and $8.7 billion (11.9 percent) in average investment securities, partially offset by decreases of $6.1 billion (70.0 percent) in average loans held for sale and $3.8 billion (40.8 percent) in other earning assets, principally due to the deconsolidation of certain community development and tax-advantaged project variable interest entities during the second quarter of 2013. Net interest income decreased $27 million (1.0 percent) on a linked quarter basis, due to the impact of two fewer days in the first quarter relative to the prior quarter and seasonally lower loan fees, partially offset by higher average earning assets. The net interest margin in the first quarter of 2014 was 3.35 percent, compared with 3.48 percent in the first quarter of 2013, and 3.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. The decline in the net interest margin on a year-over-year basis primarily reflected lower reinvestment rates on investment securities, as well as growth in the investment portfolio at lower average rates, and lower rates on loans, partially offset by lower rates on deposits and short-term borrowings and a reduction in higher cost long-term debt. On a linked quarter basis, the reduction in net interest margin was principally due to growth in lower rate investment securities and lower rates on loans.                                                                AVERAGE LOANS                                                 Table 4 ($ in millions)                                          Percent  Percent                                                              Change    Change                             1Q         4Q         1Q         1Q14 vs   1Q14 vs                             2014      2013      2013      4Q13     1Q13                                                                         Commercial                  $65,645    $63,714    $59,921    3.0       9.6 Lease financing             5,189     5,210     5,378      (.4   )   (3.5  ) Total commercial            70,834     68,924     65,299     2.8       8.5                                                                         Commercial mortgages        32,049     31,780     31,011     .8        3.3 Construction and            8,001     7,538     6,207      6.1       28.9 development Total commercial real       40,050     39,318     37,218     1.9       7.6 estate                                                                         Residential mortgages       51,584     50,732     45,109     1.7       14.4                                                                         Credit card                 17,407     17,366     16,528     .2        5.3                                                                         Retail leasing              5,979      5,847      5,448      2.3       9.7 Home equity and second      15,366     15,488     16,434     (.8   )   (6.5  ) mortgages Other                       26,312    26,059    25,364     1.0       3.7 Total other retail          47,657    47,394    47,246     .6        .9                                                                         Total loans, excluding      227,532   223,734   211,400    1.7       7.6 covered loans                                                                         Covered loans               8,327     9,057     11,021     (8.1  )   (24.4 )                                                                         Total loans                 $235,859  $232,791  $222,421   1.3       6.0                                                                                                                                        Average total loans were $13.4 billion (6.0 percent) higher in the first quarter of 2014 than the first quarter of 2013, driven by growth in residential mortgages (14.4 percent), commercial loans (9.6 percent), retail leasing (9.7 percent), total commercial real estate (7.6 percent), credit card (5.3 percent), and other retail loans (3.7 percent). These increases were partially offset by declines in home equity and second mortgages (6.5 percent), lease financing (3.5 percent) and covered loans (24.4 percent). Average total loans, excluding covered loans, were higher by 7.6 percent year-over-year. Average total loans were $3.1 billion (1.3 percent) higher in the first quarter of 2014 than the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by increases in commercial loans (3.0 percent), retail leasing (2.3 percent), total commercial real estate (1.9 percent), residential mortgages (1.7 percent), other retail loans (1.0 percent) and credit card (.2 percent), partially offset by decreases in home equity and second mortgages (.8 percent), lease financing (.4 percent) and covered loans (8.1 percent). Excluding covered loans, average total loans grew by 1.7 percent on a linked quarter basis.  Average investment securities in the first quarter of 2014 were $8.7 billion (11.9 percent) higher year-over-year and $5.0 billion (6.4 percent) higher than the prior quarter. The increases were primarily due to purchases of U.S. government agency-backed securities, net of prepayments and maturities, in anticipation of final liquidity coverage ratio regulatory requirements.                                                                AVERAGE DEPOSITS                                              Table 5 ($ in millions)                                          Percent  Percent                                                              Change    Change                             1Q         4Q         1Q         1Q14 vs   1Q14 vs                             2014      2013      2013      4Q13     1Q13                                                                         Noninterest-bearing         $70,824    $74,468    $66,400    (4.9  )   6.7 deposits Interest-bearing savings deposits Interest checking           51,305     50,112     48,404     2.4       6.0 Money market savings        59,244     57,550     53,096     2.9       11.6 Savings accounts            33,200    32,235    31,409     3.0       5.7 Total of savings deposits   143,749    139,897    132,909    2.8       8.2 Time deposits less than     11,443     11,979     13,610     (4.5  )   (15.9 ) $100,000 Time deposits greater       31,463    30,562    32,099     2.9       (2.0  ) than $100,000 Total interest-bearing      186,655   182,438   178,618    2.3       4.5 deposits Total deposits              $257,479  $256,906  $245,018   .2        5.1                                                                                                                                                  Average total deposits for the first quarter of 2014 were $12.5 billion (5.1 percent) higher than the first quarter of 2013. Average noninterest-bearing deposits increased $4.4 billion (6.7 percent) year-over-year, mainly in balances related to corporate trust, commercial real estate and commercial banking businesses. Average total savings deposits were $10.8 billion (8.2 percent) higher year-over-year, the result of growth in Consumer and Small Business Banking, Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate balances. Time deposits less than $100,000 were $2.2 billion (15.9 percent) lower due to maturities, while time deposits greater than $100,000 decreased $636 million (2.0 percent), primarily due to a decline in Consumer and Small Business Banking and corporate trust balances, partially offset by an increase in Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate balances. Time deposits greater than $100,000 are managed as an alternative to other funding sources, such as wholesale borrowing, based largely on relative pricing.  Average total deposits increased $573 million (.2 percent) over the fourth quarter of 2013. Average noninterest-bearing deposits decreased $3.6 billion (4.9 percent) on a linked quarter basis, due to seasonally lower balances in corporate trust, Consumer and Small Business Banking and Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate. Average total savings deposits increased $3.9 billion (2.8 percent), including increases in Consumer and Small Business Banking and government banking balances. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, average time deposits less than $100,000 declined $536 million (4.5 percent) due to maturities. Average time deposits greater than $100,000 increased $901 million (2.9 percent) on a linked quarter basis, principally due to higher broker-dealer balances.                                                               NONINTEREST INCOME                                           Table 6 ($ in millions)                                          Percent  Percent                                                              Change    Change                                   1Q       4Q       1Q       1Q14 vs   1Q14 vs                                   2014    2013    2013    4Q13     1Q13                                                                         Credit and debit card revenue     $239     $263     $214     (9.1  )   11.7 Corporate payment products        173      166      172      4.2       .6 revenue Merchant processing services      356      367      347      (3.0  )   2.6 ATM processing services           78       79       82       (1.3  )   (4.9  ) Trust and investment management   304      297      278      2.4       9.4 fees Deposit service charges           157      177      153      (11.3 )   2.6 Treasury management fees          133      130      134      2.3       (.7   ) Commercial products revenue       205      243      200      (15.6 )   2.5 Mortgage banking revenue          236      231      401      2.2       (41.1 ) Investment products fees          46       45       41       2.2       12.2 Securities gains (losses), net    5        1        5        nm        -- Other                             176     157     138      12.1      27.5                                                                         Total noninterest income          $2,108  $2,156  $2,165   (2.2  )   (2.6  )                                                                                                                                       Noninterest Income  First quarter noninterest income was $2,108 million; $57 million (2.6 percent) lower than the first quarter of 2013 and $48 million (2.2 percent) lower than the fourth quarter of 2013. The year-over-year decrease in noninterest income was principally due to a $165 million (41.1 percent) reduction in mortgage banking revenue due to lower origination and sales revenue. Growth in several fee categories partially offset the decline in mortgage banking revenue. Credit and debit card revenue increased $25 million (11.7 percent) over the prior year primarily due to higher transaction volumes. Merchant processing services revenue was $9 million (2.6 percent) higher as a result of an increase in product fees and higher volumes, partially offset by lower rates. Trust and investment management fees increased $26 million (9.4 percent) year-over-year, reflecting account growth, improved market conditions and business expansion. Commercial products revenue increased $5 million (2.5 percent) over the prior year, principally due to higher syndication fees on tax-advantaged projects, while investment products fees increased $5 million (12.2 percent) due to higher sales volumes and fees. In addition, other income increased $38 million (27.5 percent) driven by higher equity investment revenue.  Noninterest income was $48 million (2.2 percent) lower in the first quarter of 2014 than the fourth quarter of 2013, primarily due to decreases in commercial products revenue, deposit service charges, and credit and debit card revenue. Commercial products revenue decreased $38 million (15.6 percent) due to lower wholesale transaction activity and seasonally lower tax-advantaged project-related revenue. Deposit service charges were $20 million (11.3 percent) lower due to seasonality. Credit and debit card revenue was $24 million (9.1 percent) lower due to seasonally lower transaction volumes. Merchant processing revenue was $11 million (3.0 percent) lower on a linked quarter basis due to seasonally lower product fees and volumes. Partially offsetting these declines on a linked quarter basis were increases in corporate payment products revenue, trust and investment management fees and other income. Corporate payment products revenue was higher by $7 million (4.2 percent), primarily due to seasonally higher government-related transaction volumes. Trust and investment management fees were $7 million (2.4 percent) higher than the prior quarter due to improved market conditions and account growth, including business expansion. Other income was $19 million (12.1 percent) higher on a linked quarter basis, primarily due to higher equity investment and retail leasing revenue.                                                                NONINTEREST EXPENSE                                           Table 7 ($ in millions)                                          Percent  Percent                                                              Change    Change                                   1Q       4Q       1Q       1Q14 vs   1Q14 vs                                   2014    2013    2013    4Q13     1Q13                                                                         Compensation                      $1,115   $1,103   $1,082   1.1       3.0 Employee benefits                 289      275      310      5.1       (6.8  ) Net occupancy and equipment       249      240      235      3.8       6.0 Professional services             83       118      78       (29.7 )   6.4 Marketing and business            79       103      73       (23.3 )   8.2 development Technology and communications     211      209      211      1.0       -- Postage, printing and supplies    81       80       76       1.3       6.6 Other intangibles                 49       56       57       (12.5 )   (14.0 ) Other                             388     498     348      (22.1 )   11.5                                                                         Total noninterest expense         $2,544  $2,682  $2,470   (5.1  )   3.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                Noninterest Expense  Noninterest expense in the first quarter of 2014 totaled $2,544 million, an increase of $74 million (3.0 percent) from the first quarter of 2013, and a $138 million (5.1 percent) decrease from the fourth quarter of 2013. The increase in total noninterest expense year-over-year was primarily the result of higher compensation expense, reflecting growth in staffing for business initiatives and the impact of merit increases, an increase in other expense driven by insurance-related recoveries in the prior year, partially offset by lower tax-advantaged projects costs, including the affordable housing tax credit change, and lower costs related to other real estate owned. In addition, net occupancy and equipment expense increased $14 million (6.0 percent) due to business initiatives, higher rent expense and maintenance costs, and marketing and business development increased $6 million (8.2 percent) due to the timing of Payment Services projects. Offsetting these increases was a $21 million (6.8 percent) reduction in employee benefits expense driven by lower pension costs and an $8 million (14.0 percent) reduction in other intangibles expense from the reduction or completion of the amortization of certain intangibles.  Noninterest expense decreased $138 million (5.1 percent) on a linked quarter basis, driven by lower professional services costs, costs related to tax-advantaged projects, and marketing and business development costs. Professional services were $35 million (29.7 percent) lower compared with the fourth quarter of 2013 due to seasonally lower costs across a majority of the lines of business. Marketing and business development expense decreased $24 million (23.3 percent) due to the timing of various marketing programs in Payments Services and Consumer and Small Business Banking. Other expense was $110 million (22.1 percent) lower than the fourth quarter of 2013, principally due to lower costs related to investments in tax-advantaged projects, reflecting seasonally lower volume and the affordable housing tax credit change. In addition, other intangibles expense was $7 million (12.5 percent) lower due to the reduction or completion of the amortization of certain intangibles. Partially offsetting these positive variances was a $12 million (1.1 percent) increase in compensation expense due to merit increases and a $14 million (5.1 percent) increase in employee benefits expense resulting from seasonally higher payroll taxes, partially offset by lower pension expense.  Provision for Income Taxes  The provision for income taxes for the first quarter of 2014 resulted in a tax rate on a taxable-equivalent basis of 28.1 percent (effective tax rate of 26.0 percent), compared with 30.7 percent (effective tax rate of 28.7 percent) in the first quarter of 2013, and 23.8 percent (effective tax rate of 21.5 percent) in the fourth quarter of 2013. The decrease on a year-over-year basis primarily reflected the impact of the accounting presentation changes, begun in the fourth quarter of 2013, related to certain investments in tax-advantaged projects. The increase over the prior quarter principally reflected the affordable housing tax credit change and the favorable conclusion of certain tax matters in the fourth quarter of 2013.                                                                                    ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT                                                       Table    LOSSES                                                                                            8 ($ in          1Q                4Q                 3Q                2Q                 1Q      millions)                 2014     %      2013     % (b)   2013     %      2013     % (b)   2013    %                            (b)                                      (b)                                    (b)                                                                                                             Balance, beginning of    $4,537              $4,578               $4,612              $4,708               $4,733 period                                                                                                             Net charge-offs Commercial      34         .21      33         .21       18         .11      34         .22       32       .22 Lease           2         .16      3         .23       (7     )   (.53 )   4         .31       3        .23 financing Total           36         .21      36         .21       11         .06      38         .23       35       .22 commercial Commercial      (1     )   (.01 )   1          .01       2          .03      8          .10       15       .20 mortgages Construction and             (2     )   (.10 )   (30    )   (1.58 )   (8     )   (.46 )   (25    )   (1.54 )   4        .26 development Total commercial      (3     )   (.03 )   (29    )   (.29  )   (6     )   (.06 )   (17    )   (.18  )   19       .21 real estate                                                                                                             Residential     57         .45      49         .38       57         .46      74         .63       92       .83 mortgages                                                                                                             Credit card     170        3.96     163        3.72      160        3.75     173        4.23      160      3.93                                                                                                             Retail          --         --       --         --        1          .07      (1     )   (.07  )   1        .07 leasing Home equity and second      31         .82      37         .95       43         1.09     58         1.45      73       1.80 mortgages Other           45        .69      52        .79       54        .83      48        .76       52       .83 Total other     76         .65      89         .75       98         .83      105        .90       126      1.08 retail Total net                                                                                  charge-offs, excluding       336        .60      308        .55       320        .58      373        .70       432      .83 covered loans Covered loans   5         .24      4         .18       8         .33      19        .73       1        .04 Total net       341        .59      312        .53       328        .57      392        .70       433      .79 charge-offs Provision for   306                 277                  298                 362                  403 credit losses Other changes   (5     )            (6     )             (4     )            (66    )             5 (a) Balance, end    $4,497             $4,537              $4,578             $4,612              $4,708 of period                                                                                                             Components Allowance for   $4,189              $4,250               $4,258              $4,312               $4,390 loan losses Liability for unfunded credit          308                287                 320                300                 318 commitments Total allowance for   $4,497             $4,537              $4,578             $4,612              $4,708 credit losses                                                                                                             Gross           $422                $429                 $450                $506                 $549 charge-offs Gross           $81                 $117                 $122                $114                 $116 recoveries                                                                                                             Allowance for credit losses as a percentage of Period-end loans, excluding       1.90                1.94                 1.99                2.03                 2.11 covered loans Nonperforming loans, excluding       293                 297                  294                 287                  274 covered loans Nonperforming assets, excluding covered         243                 242                  235                 231                  221 assets                                                                                                             Period-end      1.89                1.93                 1.98                2.02                 2.11 loans Nonperforming   278                 283                  276                 269                  255 loans Nonperforming   225                 223                  207                 203                  196 assets                                                                                                             (a) Includes net changes in credit losses to be reimbursed by the FDIC and, beginning in the second quarter of 2013, reductions in the allowance for covered loans where the reversal of a previously recorded allowance was offset by an associated decrease in the indemnification asset. (b) Annualized and calculated on average loan balances                                                                                                                                                                                                                Credit Quality  The allowance for credit losses was $4,497 million at March 31, 2014, compared with $4,537 million at December 31, 2013, and $4,708 million at March 31, 2013. Net charge-offs and nonperforming assets declined on a year-over-year basis as economic conditions continued to slowly improve. On a linked quarter basis, net charge-offs increased $29 million (9.3 percent), while nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets, decreased $19 million (1.0 percent). Total net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2014 were $341 million, compared with $312 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $433 million in the first quarter of 2013. The $92 million (21.2 percent) decline in net charge-offs year-over-year was due to improvements in the commercial real estate, residential mortgages and home equity and second mortgages portfolios, while the increase on a linked quarter basis reflected recoveries in the prior quarter in commercial real estate. The Company recorded $306 million of provision for credit losses in the current quarter, which was $35 million less than net charge-offs.  Commercial and commercial real estate loan net charge-offs were $33 million (.12 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $7 million (.03 percent of average loans outstanding) in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $54 million (.21 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2013.  Residential mortgage loan net charge-offs were $57 million (.45 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $49 million (.38 percent of average loans outstanding) in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $92 million (.83 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2013. Credit card loan net charge-offs were $170 million (3.96 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $163 million (3.72 percent of average loans outstanding) in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $160 million (3.93 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2013. Total other retail loan net charge-offs were $76 million (.65 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $89 million (.75 percent of average loans outstanding) in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $126 million (1.08 percent of average loans outstanding) in the first quarter of 2013.  The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans was 1.89 percent (1.90 percent excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2014, compared with 1.93 percent (1.94 percent excluding covered loans) at December 31, 2013, and 2.11 percent (2.11 percent excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2013. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to nonperforming loans was 278 percent (293 percent excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2014, compared with 283 percent (297 percent excluding covered loans) at December 31, 2013, and 255 percent (274 percent excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2013.                                                                      DELINQUENT LOAN RATIOS AS A PERCENT OF ENDING LOAN BALANCES         Table 9 (Percent)                                                                                            Mar 31   Dec 31   Sep 30   Jun 30   Mar 31                                    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013                                                                         Delinquent loan ratios - 90 days or more past due excluding nonperforming loans Commercial                         .06      .08      .07      .09      .09 Commercial real estate             .06      .07      .02      .03      .02 Residential mortgages              .64      .65      .53      .53      .54 Credit card                        1.21     1.17     1.11     1.10     1.26 Other retail                       .18      .18      .16      .16      .18 Total loans, excluding covered     .30      .31      .27      .27      .29 loans Covered loans                      5.83     5.63     5.47     5.40     5.18 Total loans                        .49      .51      .48      .49      .52                                                                         Delinquent loan ratios - 90 days or more past due including nonperforming loans Commercial                         .32      .27      .24      .24      .25 Commercial real estate             .73      .83      .94      1.13     1.38 Residential mortgages              2.14     2.16     1.99     1.96     2.01 Credit card                        1.59     1.60     1.66     1.75     2.04 Other retail                       .58      .58      .60      .63      .67 Total loans, excluding covered     .95      .97      .94      .97      1.06 loans Covered loans                      7.46     7.13     7.13     7.08     7.13 Total loans                        1.17     1.19     1.20     1.24     1.35                                                                                                                                                                                                     ASSET QUALITY                                                Table 10 ($ in millions)                                                                               Mar 31     Dec 31     Sep 30    Jun 30   Mar 31                              2014      2013      2013     2013    2013 Nonperforming loans Commercial                   $174       $122       $104      $91      $85 Lease financing              14        12        12       14      16 Total commercial             188        134        116       105      101                                                                        Commercial mortgages         156        182        210       263      289 Construction and             113       121       146      161     218 development Total commercial real        269        303        356       424      507 estate                                                                        Residential mortgages        777        770        732       685      673 Credit card                  65         78         94        109      127 Other retail                 188       191       206      222     228 Total nonperforming loans, excluding covered     1,487      1,476      1,504     1,545    1,636 loans                                                                        Covered loans                132       127       156      168     209 Total nonperforming loans    1,619      1,603      1,660     1,713    1,845                                                                        Other real estate (a)        296        327        366       364      379 Covered other real estate    73         97         176       187      168 (a) Other nonperforming          11        10        10       12      14 assets                                                                        Total nonperforming          $1,999    $2,037    $2,212   $2,276  $2,406 assets (b)                                                                        Total nonperforming assets, excluding covered    $1,794    $1,813    $1,880   $1,921  $2,029 assets                                                                        Accruing loans 90 days or more past due, excluding          $695      $713      $591     $580    $609 covered loans                                                                        Accruing loans 90 days or    $1,167    $1,189    $1,105   $1,119  $1,165 more past due                                                                        Performing restructured loans, excluding GNMA and covered loans            $3,006    $3,067    $3,097   $3,311  $3,318                                                                        Performing restructured      $3,003    $2,932    $2,262   $2,217  $2,294 GNMA and covered loans                                                                        Nonperforming assets to loans plus ORE, excluding          .78        .80        .85       .88      .95 covered assets (%)                                                                        Nonperforming assets to loans plus ORE (%)                 .84        .86        .95       1.00     1.07                                                                        (a) Includes equity investments in entities whose principal assets are other real estate owned. (b) Does not include accruing loans 90 days or more past due.                                                                                                                                        Nonperforming assets at March 31, 2014, totaled $1,999 million, compared with $2,037 million at December 31, 2013, and $2,406 million at March 31, 2013. Total nonperforming assets at March 31, 2014, included $205 million of covered assets. The ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and other real estate was .84 percent (.78 percent excluding covered assets) at March 31, 2014, compared with .86 percent (.80 percent excluding covered assets) at December 31, 2013, and 1.07 percent (.95 percent excluding covered assets) at March 31, 2013. Total commercial nonperforming assets were $54 million (40.3 percent) higher on a linked quarter basis and $87 million (86.1 percent) higher year-over-year. Commercial real estate nonperforming assets declined by $34 million (11.2 percent) on a linked quarter basis and $238 million (46.9 percent) year-over-year. Residential mortgage nonperforming assets increased $7 million (.9 percent) on a linked quarter basis and $104 million (15.5 percent) year-over-year. Credit card nonperforming assets were $13 million (16.7 percent) lower on a linked basis and $62 million (48.8 percent) lower year-over-year. Other retail nonperforming assets decreased $3 million (1.6 percent) on a linked quarter basis and $40 million (17.5 percent) year-over-year.  Accruing loans 90 days or more past due were $1,167 million ($695 million excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2014, compared with the $1,189 million ($713 million excluding covered loans) at December 31, 2013, and the $1,165 million ($609 million excluding covered loans) at March 31, 2013.                                                                 CAPITAL                                                 Table    POSITION                                                             11 ($ in           Mar 31      Dec 31      Sep 30      Jun 30      Mar 31 millions)                  2014       2013       2013       2013       2013                                                                               Total U.S. Bancorp          $42,054      $41,113      $40,132      $39,683      $39,531 shareholders' equity                                                                               Basel III transitional standardized approach/Basel I (a) Common equity    $29,463      $27,942      $27,265      $26,778      $26,321 tier 1 capital Tier 1 capital   34,627       33,386       32,707       32,219       31,774 Total risk-based       40,741       39,340       38,873       38,378       38,099 capital                                                                               Common equity tier 1 capital   9.7     %   9.4     %   9.3     %   9.2     %   9.1     % ratio Tier 1 capital   11.4         11.2         11.2         11.1         11.0 ratio Total risk-based       13.5         13.2         13.3         13.3         13.2 capital ratio Leverage ratio   9.7          9.6          9.6          9.5          9.3                                                                               Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for    9.0          8.8          8.6          8.6          8.2 the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach (b)                                                                               Tangible common equity    7.8          7.7          7.4          7.5          7.4 to tangible assets Tangible common equity to               9.3          9.1          8.9          8.9          8.8 risk-weighted assets                                                                               (a) March 31, 2014, based on the Basel III transitional standardized approach, all prior periods under Basel I (b) The Basel III regulatory requirements for March 31, 2013, were based on the proposed rules for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach released June 2012, all other periods were based on the final rules for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach                                                                                Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders’ equity was $42.1 billion at March 31, 2014, compared with $41.1 billion at December 31, 2013, and $39.5 billion at March 31, 2013. During the first quarter, the Company returned 67 percent of first quarter earnings to shareholders, including $420 million in common stock dividends and $482 million of repurchased common stock.  Prior to 2014, the regulatory capital requirements effective for the Company followed Basel I. During 2013, U.S. banking regulators approved final regulatory capital rule enhancements, which implemented aspects of Basel III and the Dodd-Frank Act, such as redefining the regulatory capital elements and minimum capital ratios, introducing regulatory capital buffers above those minimums, revising rules for calculating risk-weighted assets and introducing a new common equity tier 1 ratio. Beginning January 1, 2014, the regulatory capital requirements effective for the company follow Basel III, subject to certain transition provisions from Basel I over the next four years to full implementation by January 1, 2018. The common equity tier 1 capital ratio using the transition provisions was 9.7 percent at March 31, 2014. The tier 1 capital ratio was 11.4 percent at March 31, 2014, compared with 11.2 percent at December 31, 2013, and 11.0 percent at March 31, 2013. The tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio was 7.8 percent at March 31, 2014, compared with 7.7 percent at December 31, 2013, and 7.4 percent at March 31, 2013. All regulatory ratios continue to be in excess of “well-capitalized” requirements. The common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets ratio estimated for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach was 9.0 percent at March 31, 2014, compared with 8.8 percent at December 31, 2013, and 8.2 percent at March 31, 2013.                                                                 COMMON SHARES                                          Table 12  (Millions)                 1Q       4Q       3Q       2Q       1Q                             2014    2013    2013    2013    2013                                                                                    Beginning shares            1,825     1,832     1,844     1,858     1,869 outstanding Shares issued for stock option and stock purchase plans, acquisitions and     8         6         5         4         6 other corporate purposes Shares repurchased          (12   )  (13   )  (17   )  (18   )  (17      ) Ending shares outstanding   1,821   1,825   1,832   1,844   1,858                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LINE OF BUSINESS FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (a)                  Table 13     ($ in millions)                                                              Net Income Attributable                   to U.S. Bancorp            Percent Change      1Q 2014                   1Q       4Q       1Q       1Q14 vs   1Q14 vs   Earnings Business Line    2014    2013    2013    4Q13     1Q13     Composition  Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real   $288     $289     $319     (.3   )   (9.7  )   21          % Estate Consumer and Small Business Banking           291      396      368      (26.5 )   (20.9 )   21 Wealth Management and Securities        48       40       34       20.0      41.2      3 Services Payment           233      236      210      (1.3  )   11.0      17 Services Treasury and Corporate         537     495     497      8.5       8.0       38 Support                                                                               Consolidated      $1,397  $1,456  $1,428   (4.1  )   (2.2  )   100         % Company                                                                               (a) preliminary data                                                                                                                                                 Lines of Business  The Company’s major lines of business are Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate, Consumer and Small Business Banking, Wealth Management and Securities Services, Payment Services, and Treasury and Corporate Support. These operating segments are components of the Company about which financial information is prepared and is evaluated regularly by management in deciding how to allocate resources and assess performance. Noninterest expenses incurred by centrally managed operations or business lines that directly support another business line’s operations are charged to the applicable business line based on its utilization of those services, primarily measured by the volume of customer activities, number of employees or other relevant factors. These allocated expenses are reported as net shared services expense within noninterest expense. Designations, assignments and allocations change from time to time as management systems are enhanced, methods of evaluating performance or product lines change or business segments are realigned to better respond to the Company’s diverse customer base. During 2014, certain organization and methodology changes were made and, accordingly, prior period results were restated and presented on a comparable basis.  Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate offers lending, equipment finance and small-ticket leasing, depository services, treasury management, capital markets, international trade services and other financial services to middle market, large corporate, commercial real estate, financial institution, non-profit and public sector clients. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate contributed $288 million of the Company’s net income in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $319 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $289 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate’s net income decreased $31 million (9.7 percent) from the same quarter of 2013 due to a decrease in total net revenue and a higher provision for credit losses, partially offset by a reduction in total noninterest expense. Total net revenue declined by $38 million (4.9 percent), due to a 12.1 percent decrease in total noninterest income, and a .8 percent decrease in net interest income. Net interest income decreased $4 million (.8 percent) year-over-year, primarily due to lower rates on loans and the impact of lower rates on the margin benefit from deposits, partially offset by an increase in average total loans. Total noninterest income decreased by $34 million (12.1 percent), driven by lower wholesale transaction activity and other loan-related fees. In addition, equity investment revenue was lower year-over-year. Total noninterest expense decreased by $6 million (1.9 percent) from a year ago, primarily due to lower costs related to other real estate owned. The provision for credit losses was $18 million higher year-over-year due to an unfavorable change in the reserve allocation, partially offset by lower net charge-offs.  Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate’s contribution to net income in the first quarter of 2014 was $1 million (.3 percent) lower than the fourth quarter of 2013, mainly due to lower total net revenue, partially offset by a decrease in the provision for credit losses. Total net revenue decreased by $48 million (6.1 percent) compared with the prior quarter. Net interest income decreased by $20 million (3.9 percent) on a linked quarter basis, primarily due to lower loan rates, the impact of lower rates on the margin benefit from deposits and two fewer days in the current quarter relative to the prior quarter, partially offset by an increase in average total loans. Total noninterest income decreased by $28 million (10.2 percent), driven by lower wholesale transaction activity, in part due to seasonally higher transaction volumes in the prior quarter and lower equity investment revenue, partially offset by higher treasury management fees. Total noninterest expense was relatively flat, decreasing $2 million (.7 percent), as lower professional services and loan-related expense was offset by higher net shared services costs. The provision for credit losses decreased by $43 million due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation, partially offset by higher net charge-offs due to a high level of recoveries in the prior quarter.  Consumer and Small Business Banking delivers products and services through banking offices, telephone servicing and sales, on-line services, direct mail, ATM processing and mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablet computers. It encompasses community banking, metropolitan banking, in-store banking, small business banking, consumer lending, mortgage banking, workplace banking, student banking and 24-hour banking. Consumer and Small Business Banking contributed $291 million of the Company’s net income in the first quarter of 2014, a $77 million (20.9 percent) decrease from the first quarter of 2013 and a $105 million (26.5 percent) decrease from the prior quarter. Within Consumer and Small Business Banking, the retail banking division reported a 7.5 percent increase in its contribution over the same quarter of last year, principally due to a reduction in the provision for credit losses. Retail banking’s total net revenue was 2.2 percent lower than the first quarter of 2013. Net interest income decreased 3.5 percent, primarily due to the lower rates on loans and the impact of lower rates on the margin benefit from deposits, partially offset by higher average loan and deposit balances. Total noninterest income for the retail banking division increased 1.0 percent over a year ago, principally due to higher deposit service charges, mainly due to increased monthly account fees, and an increase in retail lease revenue, partially offset by decreases in ATM processing services and commercial products revenue. Total noninterest expense for the retail banking division in the first quarter of 2014 increased 1.5 percent from the same quarter of the prior year, largely due to higher compensation and employee benefits expense and net shared services costs, partially offset by lower other intangibles expense. The provision for credit losses for the retail banking division decreased 30.0 percent on a year-over-year basis due to lower net charge-offs and a favorable change in the reserve allocation. The contribution of the mortgage banking division was lower by 42.6 percent than the first quarter of 2013, reflecting a decrease in total net revenue, partially offset by a reduction in total noninterest expense. The division’s 35.4 percent decrease in total net revenue was due to a 41.9 percent decrease in total noninterest income, driven by lower mortgage origination and sales revenue, as well as a 21.3 percent decrease in net interest income, primarily the result of lower average loans held for sale. Total noninterest expense was 14.2 percent lower than the prior year, reflecting lower compensation and employee benefits expense and mortgage servicing-related costs. The provision for credit losses for the mortgage banking division decreased by $32 million due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation and lower net charge-offs.  Consumer and Small Business Banking’s contribution in the first quarter of 2014 was $105 million (26.5 percent) lower than the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by a higher provision for credit losses and lower total net revenue. Within Consumer and Small Business Banking, the retail banking division’s contribution decreased 43.8 percent, mainly due to an increase in the provision for credit losses and lower total net revenue. Total net revenue for the retail banking division decreased 3.7 percent compared with the previous quarter. Net interest income was 4.3 percent lower, primarily due to lower rates on loans, two less days in the current quarter relative to the prior quarter and seasonally lower loan fees, partially offset by higher average loan and deposits balances. Total noninterest income was 2.2 percent lower on a linked quarter basis, driven by seasonally lower deposit service charges, partially offset by higher retail lease revenue. Total noninterest expense for the retail banking division was relatively flat on a linked quarter basis, as an increase in compensation and employee benefits expense was offset by lower marketing expense and other intangibles expense. The provision for credit losses increased $157 million on a linked quarter basis due to an unfavorable change in the reserve allocation, reflecting a reduction in the home equity allocation in the prior quarter, and higher net charge-offs in the current quarter. The contribution of the mortgage banking division increased 30.4 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly due to a decrease in the provision for credit losses. Total net revenue decreased 1.1 percent due to a 4.6 percent decline in net interest income, the result of lower average loans held for sale, partially offset by a 1.3 percent increase in total noninterest income, primarily due to a favorable change in the valuation of mortgage servicing rights, net of hedging activities, partially offset by lower origination and sales revenue. Total noninterest expense increased 1.5 percent, primarily reflecting higher net shared services costs and employee benefits expense, partially offset by lower professional services expense. The provision for credit losses for the mortgage banking division decreased by $51 million on a linked quarter basis due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation.  Wealth Management and Securities Services provides private banking, financial advisory services, investment management, retail brokerage services, insurance, trust, custody and fund servicing through five businesses: Wealth Management, Corporate Trust Services, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Institutional Trust & Custody and Fund Services. Wealth Management and Securities Services contributed $48 million of the Company’s net income in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $34 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $40 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The business line’s contribution was $14 million (41.2 percent) higher than the same quarter of 2013, as an increase in total net revenue was partially offset by higher total noninterest expense. Total net revenue increased by $31 million (8.1 percent) year-over-year, driven by a $36 million (12.2 percent) increase in total noninterest income, reflecting the impact of account growth, improved market conditions, business expansion and higher investment products fees. Net interest income decreased $5 million (5.7 percent), principally due to the impact of lower rates on the margin benefit from deposits, partially offset by higher average loan balances. Total noninterest expense increased by $12 million (3.6 percent) primarily as a result of higher compensation and employee benefits expense, including the impact of business expansion. The provision for credit losses decreased $4 million mainly from a favorable change in the reserve allocation.  The business line’s contribution in the first quarter of 2014 was $8 million (20.0 percent) higher than the prior quarter. Total net revenue remained relatively flat on a linked quarter basis, reflecting a decrease in net interest income (2.4 percent), principally due to lower average deposit balances and the impact of lower rates on the margin benefit of deposits, offset by an increase in total noninterest income (1.9 percent), primarily due to higher trust and investment management fees, resulting from improved market conditions and account growth, including business expansion. Total noninterest expense decreased $6 million (1.7 percent), primarily as a result of lower professional services and litigation-related costs, partially offset by higher compensation and employee benefits expense. The provision for credit losses decreased $3 million on a linked quarter basis due to lower net charge-offs.  Payment Services includes consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate and purchasing card services, consumer lines of credit and merchant processing. Payment Services contributed $233 million of the Company’s net income in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $210 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $236 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The $23 million (11.0 percent) increase in the business line’s contribution from the prior year was driven by an increase in total net revenue, partially offset by an increase in total noninterest expense. Total net revenue increased by $54 million (4.8 percent) year-over-year. Net interest income increased by $26 million (6.7 percent), primarily due to higher average loan balances and improved loan rates. Total noninterest income was $28 million (3.7 percent) higher year-over-year, due to an increase in credit and debit card revenue on higher transaction volumes, and higher merchant processing services revenue, the result of an increase in product fees and higher volumes, partially offset lower rates. Total noninterest expense increased by $22 million (3.8 percent) over the first quarter of 2013, primarily due to higher compensation and employee benefits expense, including the impact of business expansion, partially offset by reductions in technology and communications expense and other intangibles expense. The provision for credit losses decreased by $4 million (2.0 percent) due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation, partially offset by higher net charge-offs.  Payment Services’ contribution in the first quarter of 2014 declined $3 million (1.3 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2013. Total net revenue decreased $35 million (2.9 percent) on a linked quarter basis. Net interest income decreased by $2 million (.5 percent) due to two fewer days in the current quarter and higher rebate costs on the Company’s government card program, partially offset by improved loan rates. Total noninterest income declined by $33 million (4.1 percent), reflecting a decrease in credit and debit card revenue due to seasonally lower transaction volumes, and a decline in merchant processing revenue due to seasonally lower product fees and volumes, partially offset by an increase in corporate payment products revenue on seasonally higher volumes. Total noninterest expense decreased by $13 million (2.1 percent) due to lower net shared services, professional services, marketing and other intangibles expense, partially offset by an increase in compensation and employee benefits expense, due principally to seasonally higher payroll taxes. The provision for credit losses was $15 million (6.9 percent) lower on a linked quarter basis due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation, partially offset by an increase in net charge-offs.  Treasury and Corporate Support includes the Company’s investment portfolios, most covered commercial and commercial real estate loans and related other real estate owned, funding, capital management, interest rate risk management, the net effect of transfer pricing related to average balances, income taxes not allocated to business lines, including most investments in tax-advantaged projects, and the residual aggregate of those expenses associated with corporate activities that are managed on a consolidated basis. Treasury and Corporate Support recorded net income of $537 million in the first quarter of 2014, compared with net income of $497 million in the first quarter of 2013 and net income of $495 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Net interest income increased by $53 million (9.2 percent) from the first quarter of 2013, principally due to an increase in the investment portfolio average balances and lower rates on short- term borrowings. Total noninterest income increased by $75 million over the first quarter of last year, driven by higher equity investment and commercial products revenue, including an increase in syndication fees on tax-advantaged projects. Total noninterest expense increased by $65 million (62.5 percent), principally reflecting an increase in other expense driven by insurance-related recoveries in the prior year and an increase in occupancy costs, partially offset by lower costs related to investments in tax-advantaged projects. The provision for credit losses was $12 million lower year-over-year, due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation, partially offset by higher net charge-offs.  Net income in the first quarter of 2014 was $42 million (8.5 percent) higher on a linked quarter basis, driven by higher total net revenue and lower total noninterest expense. Total net revenue was $59 million (8.4 percent) higher than the prior quarter, driven by higher equity investment revenue, partially offset by a decrease in commercial products revenue, mainly due to seasonally lower syndication fees on tax-advantaged projects. A $121 million (41.7 percent) decrease in total noninterest expense was primarily due to lower tax-advantaged investment expense due to seasonally lower volume and the affordable housing tax credit change. The provision for credit losses was $16 million lower compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation.  Additional schedules containing more detailed information about the Company’s business line results are available on the web at usbank.com or by calling Investor Relations at 612-303-4328.  On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. (CDT) Richard K. Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Andrew Cecere, vice chairman and chief financial officer, will host a conference call to review the financial results. The conference call will be available by telephone or on the Internet. A presentation will be used during the call and will be available on the Company’s website at www.usbank.com. To access the conference call from locations within the United States and Canada, please dial 866-316-1409. Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada, please dial 706-634-9086. The conference ID number for all participants is 32344679. For those unable to participate during the live call, a recording of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call ends on Wednesday, April 16th, and will run through Wednesday, April 23rd, at 11:00 p.m. (CDT). To access the recorded message within the United States and Canada, dial 855-859-2056. If calling from outside the United States and Canada, please dial 404-537-3406 to access the recording. The conference ID is 32344679. To access the webcast and presentation go to www.usbank.com and click on “About U.S. Bank.” The “Webcasts & Presentations” link can be found under the Investor/Shareholder information heading, which is at the left side of the bottom of the page.  Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (“USB”), with $371 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,083 banking offices in 25 states and 4,878 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.  Forward-Looking Statements  The following information appears in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  This press release contains forward-looking statements about U.S. Bancorp. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are based on the information available to, and assumptions and estimates made by, management as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements cover, among other things, anticipated future revenue and expenses and the future plans and prospects of U.S. Bancorp. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. A reversal or slowing of the current moderate economic recovery or another severe contraction could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp’s revenues and the values of its assets and liabilities. Global financial markets could experience a recurrence of significant turbulence, which could reduce the availability of funding to certain financial institutions and lead to a tightening of credit, a reduction of business activity, and increased market volatility. Continued stress in the commercial real estate markets, as well as a delay or failure of recovery in the residential real estate markets could cause additional credit losses and deterioration in asset values. In addition, U.S. Bancorp’s business and financial performance is likely to be negatively impacted by recently enacted and future legislation and regulation. U.S. Bancorp’s results could also be adversely affected by deterioration in general business and economic conditions; changes in interest rates; deterioration in the credit quality of its loan portfolios or in the value of the collateral securing those loans; deterioration in the value of securities held in its investment securities portfolio; legal and regulatory developments; increased competition from both banks and non-banks; changes in customer behavior and preferences; effects of mergers and acquisitions and related integration; effects of critical accounting policies and judgments; and management’s ability to effectively manage credit risk, residual value risk, market risk, operational risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk.  For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, refer to U.S. Bancorp’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Corporate Risk Profile” contained in Exhibit 13, and all subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. However, factors other than these also could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp’s results, and the reader should not consider these factors to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and U.S. Bancorp undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.  Non-GAAP Financial Measures  In addition to capital ratios defined by banking regulators, the Company considers various other measures when evaluating capital utilization and adequacy, including:    *Tangible common equity to tangible assets,   *Tangible common equity to risk-weighted assets,   *Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using Basel I definition, and   *Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the     Basel III fully implemented standardized approach  These measures are viewed by management as useful additional methods of reflecting the level of capital available to withstand unexpected market or economic conditions. Additionally, presentation of these measures allows investors, analysts and banking regulators to assess the Company’s capital position relative to other financial services companies. These measures differ from currently effective capital ratios defined by banking regulations principally in that the numerator includes unrealized gains and losses related to available-for-sale securities and excludes preferred securities, including preferred stock, the nature and extent of which varies among different financial services companies. These measures are not defined in generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), or are not currently effective or defined in federal banking regulations. As a result, these measures disclosed by the Company may be considered non-GAAP financial measures.  There may be limits in the usefulness of these measures to investors. As a result, the Company encourages readers to consider the consolidated financial statements and other financial information contained in this press release in their entirety, and not to rely on any single financial measure. A table follows that shows the Company’s calculation of these non-GAAP financial measures.  U.S. Bancorp                                                          Consolidated Statement of Income                                                             Three Months Ended (Dollars and Shares in Millions, Except Per Share Data)     March 31, (Unaudited)                                                2014      2013 Interest Income Loans                                                       $2,522      $2,562 Loans held for sale                                         27          72 Investment securities                                       441         410 Other interest income                                       32        67 Total interest income                                       3,022       3,111 Interest Expense Deposits                                                    119         155 Short-term borrowings                                       69          85 Long-term debt                                              184       218 Total interest expense                                      372       458 Net interest income                                         2,650       2,653 Provision for credit losses                                 306       403 Net interest income after provision for credit losses       2,344       2,250 Noninterest Income Credit and debit card revenue                               239         214 Corporate payment products revenue                          173         172 Merchant processing services                                356         347 ATM processing services                                     78          82 Trust and investment management fees                        304         278 Deposit service charges                                     157         153 Treasury management fees                                    133         134 Commercial products revenue                                 205         200 Mortgage banking revenue                                    236         401 Investment products fees                                    46          41 Securities gains (losses), net                              5           5 Other                                                       176       138 Total noninterest income                                    2,108       2,165 Noninterest Expense Compensation                                                1,115       1,082 Employee benefits                                           289         310 Net occupancy and equipment                                 249         235 Professional services                                       83          78 Marketing and business development                          79          73 Technology and communications                               211         211 Postage, printing and supplies                              81          76 Other intangibles                                           49          57 Other                                                       388       348 Total noninterest expense                                   2,544     2,470 Income before income taxes                                  1,908       1,945 Applicable income taxes                                     496       558 Net income                                                  1,412       1,387 Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling            (15     )  41 interests Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp                     $1,397    $1,428 Net income applicable to U.S. Bancorp common shareholders   $1,331    $1,358                                                                          Earnings per common share                                   $.73        $.73 Diluted earnings per common share                           $.73        $.73 Dividends declared per common share                         $.230       $.195 Average common shares outstanding                           1,818       1,858 Average diluted common shares outstanding                  1,828     1,867                                                                           U.S. Bancorp                                                    Consolidated Ending Balance Sheet                                                                                                                   March 31,     December 31,     March 31, (Dollars in Millions)              2014        2013           2013       Assets                              (Unaudited)                    (Unaudited) Cash and due from banks             $7,408        $8,477           $6,932 Investment securities Held-to-maturity                    40,712        38,920           34,716 Available-for-sale                  44,761        40,935           40,570 Loans held for sale                 1,843         3,268            7,719 Loans Commercial                          73,701        70,033           66,323 Commercial real estate              40,131        39,885           37,400 Residential mortgages               51,708        51,156           45,984 Credit card                         17,129        18,021           16,229 Other retail                        47,607      47,678         46,680     Total loans, excluding covered      230,276       226,773          212,616 loans Covered loans                       8,099       8,462          10,735     Total loans                         238,375       235,235          223,351 Less allowance for loan losses      (4,189    )  (4,250       )  (4,390    ) Net loans                           234,186       230,985          218,961 Premises and equipment              2,589         2,606            2,656 Goodwill                            9,204         9,205            9,152 Other intangible assets             3,422         3,529            2,918 Other assets                        27,164      26,096         31,823     Total assets                        $371,289    $364,021       $355,447                                                                                 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Deposits Noninterest-bearing                 $73,363       $76,941          $67,802 Interest-bearing                    157,918       156,165          148,906 Time deposits greater than          29,331      29,017         31,304     $100,000 Total deposits                      260,612       262,123          248,012 Short-term borrowings               30,781        27,608           27,126 Long-term debt                      23,774        20,049           25,239 Other liabilities                   13,379      12,434         14,223     Total liabilities                   328,546       322,214          314,600 Shareholders' equity Preferred stock                     4,756         4,756            4,769 Common stock                        21            21               21 Capital surplus                     8,236         8,216            8,138 Retained earnings                   39,584        38,667           35,720 Less treasury stock                 (9,693    )   (9,476       )   (8,176    ) Accumulated other comprehensive     (850      )  (1,071       )  (941      ) income (loss) Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders'    42,054        41,113           39,531 equity Noncontrolling interests            689         694            1,316      Total equity                        42,743      41,807         40,847     Total liabilities and equity       $371,289    $364,021       $355,447                                                                                  U.S. Bancorp                                                            Non-GAAP Financial Measures                    March         December       September       June          March                   31,           31,            30,             30,           31, (Dollars in Millions,        2014       2013        2013         2013       2013     Unaudited) Total equity      $42,743       $41,807        $41,552         $41,050       $40,847 Preferred stock   (4,756  )     (4,756   )     (4,756    )     (4,756  )     (4,769  ) Noncontrolling    (689    )     (694     )     (1,420    )     (1,367  )     (1,316  ) interests Goodwill (net of deferred tax   (8,352  )     (8,343   )     (8,319    )     (8,317  )     (8,333  ) liability) (1) Intangible assets, other than mortgage     (804    )   (849     )   (878      )   (910    )   (963    ) servicing rights   Tangible   common equity   28,142        27,165         26,179          25,700        25,466   (a)                                                                                         Tangible common equity (as        28,142        27,165         26,179          25,700        25,466 calculated above) Adjustments (2)   239        224         258          195        81         Common equity   tier 1   capital   estimated for   the Basel III   28,381        27,389         26,437          25,895        25,547   fully   implemented   standardized   approach (b)                                                                                         Tier 1 capital, determined in accordance with prescribed                      33,386         32,707          32,219        31,774 regulatory requirements using Basel I definition Preferred stock                 (4,756   )     (4,756    )     (4,756  )     (4,769  ) Noncontrolling interests, less preferred stock                 (688     )   (686      )   (685    )   (684    ) not eligible for Tier 1 capital   Tier 1 common   equity using   Basel I                       27,942         27,265          26,778        26,321   definition   (c)                                                                                         Total assets      371,289       364,021        360,681         353,415       355,447 Goodwill (net of deferred tax   (8,352  )     (8,343   )     (8,319    )     (8,317  )     (8,333  ) liability) (1) Intangible assets, other than mortgage     (804    )   (849     )   (878      )   (910    )   (963    ) servicing rights   Tangible        362,133       354,829        351,484         344,188       346,151   assets (d)                                                                                         Risk-weighted assets, determined in accordance with   302,841   *   297,919        293,155         289,613       289,672 prescribed regulatory requirements (e) Adjustments (3)   13,238   *  13,712      13,473       12,476     21,021     Risk-weighted   assets   estimated for  the Basel III   316,079   *   311,631        306,628         302,089       310,693   fully   implemented   standardized   approach (f)                                                                                         Ratios * Tangible common equity to         7.8       %   7.7        %   7.4         %   7.5       %   7.4       % tangible assets (a)/(d) Tangible common equity to         9.3           9.1            8.9             8.9           8.8 risk-weighted assets (a)/(e) Tier 1 common equity to risk-weighted assets using      --            9.4            9.3             9.2           9.1 Basel I definition (c)/(e) Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for    9.0        8.8         8.6          8.6        8.2      the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach (b)/(f)                                                                                         * Preliminary data. Subject to change prior to filings with applicable regulatory agencies. Note: The Basel III regulatory requirements for March 31, 2013, were based on the proposed rules for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach released June 2012, all other periods were based on the final rules for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach. (1) Includes goodwill related to certain investments in unconsolidated financial institutions per prescribed regulatory requirements beginning March 31, 2014. (2) Includes net losses on cash flow hedges included in accumulated other comprehensive income and other adjustments. March 31, 2013, also includes a deduction for disallowed mortgage servicing rights. (3) Includes higher risk-weighting for unfunded loan commitments, investment securities, mortgage servicing rights and other adjustments. March 31, 2013, also includes higher risk-weighting for residential mortgages.     Contact:  U.S. Bancorp Thomas Joyce, 612-303-3167 Media or Sean O’Connor, 612-303-0778 Investors/Analysts  
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