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Fifth Third Bncp
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:30:00 AM
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Fifth Third Bncp Beats

Fifth Third Bncp (FITB) reported 2nd Quarter June 2018 earnings of $0.63 per share on revenue of $2.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.6 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.60 per share. Revenue fell 2.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Fifth Third Bancorp along with its subsidiaries provides financial products and services such as checking, savings and money market accounts, and credit products such as credit cards, installment loans, mortgage loans and leases.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.63
Earnings Whisper
$0.60
Consensus Estimate
$0.57
Reported Revenue
$2.01 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.60 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Fifth Third Announces Second Quarter 2018 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $563 Million, or $0.80 Per Diluted Share

  • 2Q18 net income available to common shareholders of $563 million, or $0.80 per diluted common share
  • Results included a net positive $0.17 impact on reported 2Q18 EPS:
    • $205 million pre-tax (~$162 million after-tax)(a) gain related to the sale of Worldpay, Inc. (“Worldpay”) shares
    • $30 million pre-tax (~$24 million after-tax)(a) charge to other noninterest income related to our branch optimization efforts, including the decision to close 29 branches and sell 21 parcels of land
    • $19 million pre-tax (~$15 million after-tax)(a) in compensation expense primarily related to the previously announced staffing review
    • $11 million pre-tax (~$9 million after-tax)(a) gain related to our ownership stake in GreenSky (including a $16 million pre-tax gain from the IPO recorded in other noninterest income, partially offset by a negative $5 million pre-tax securities mark)
    • $10 million pre-tax (~$8 million after-tax)(a) charge to other noninterest income related to the valuation of the Visa total return swap
    • $10 million pre-tax (~$8 million after-tax)(a) contribution to the Fifth Third Foundation
  • Reported net interest income (NII) of $1.020 billion; taxable equivalent NII of $1.024 billion(b), up 3% from 1Q18 and up 8% from 2Q17
  • Taxable equivalent net interest margin (NIM) of 3.21%(b), up 3 bps from 1Q18 and up 20 bps from 2Q17
  • Average portfolio loans and leases of $92.6 billion, flat from 1Q18 and up 1% from 2Q17
  • Noninterest income of $743 million, compared with $909 million in 1Q18 and $564 million in 2Q17; 2Q18 performance includes the aforementioned gain from the sale of Worldpay shares; 1Q18 results included a $414 million pre-tax Worldpay step-up gain
  • Noninterest expense of $1.037 billion, down 1% from 1Q18 and up 8% from 2Q17; excluding the 2Q18 expenses noted above and an $8 million pre-tax litigation charge in 1Q18, noninterest expense was down 3% from 1Q18
  • Net charge-offs (NCOs) of $94 million, up $13 million from 1Q18 and up $30 million from 2Q17; NCO ratio of 0.41% compared to 0.36% in 1Q18 and 0.28% in 2Q17; criticized assets as a percentage of commercial loans of 3.87% compared to 4.83% in 1Q18 and 5.50% in 2Q17
  • Portfolio nonperforming asset (NPA) ratio of 0.52%, down 3 bps from 1Q18 and down 20 bps from 2Q17
  • 2Q18 provision expense of $33 million compared to $23 million in 1Q18 and $52 million in 2Q17
  • Common equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio of 10.91%(c); tangible common equity ratio of 8.98%(b), or 9.33% excluding unrealized gains/losses(b)
  • Book value per share of $21.97, up 1% from 1Q18 and up 8% from 2Q17; tangible book value per share(b) of $18.30 up 1% from 1Q18 and up 7% from 2Q17

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today reported second quarter 2018 net income of $586 million versus net income of $704 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $367 million in the second quarter of 2017. After preferred dividends, net income available to common shareholders was $563 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2018, compared with $689 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2018, and $344 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017.

                           
Earnings Highlights
                                                     
For the Three Months Ended       % Change  
June March December September June
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq       Yr/Yr
Income Statement Data ($ in millions)
Net income attributable to Bancorp $ 586 $ 704 $ 509 $ 1,014 $ 367 (17 %) 60 %
Net income available to common shareholders $ 563 $ 689 $ 486 $ 999 $ 344 (18 %) 64 %
 
Earnings Per Share Data
Average common shares outstanding
(in thousands):
Basic 683,345 689,820 703,372 721,280 741,401 (1 %) (8 %)
Diluted 696,210 704,101 716,908 733,285 752,328 (1 %) (7 %)
Earnings per share, basic $ 0.81 $ 0.99 $ 0.68 $ 1.37 $ 0.46 (18 %) 76 %
Earnings per share, diluted 0.80 0.97 0.67 1.35 0.45 (18 %) 78 %
 
Common Share Data
Cash dividends per common share $ 0.18 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.14 13 % 29 %
Book value per share 21.97 21.68 21.67 21.30 20.42 1 % 8 %
Tangible book value per share(b) 18.30 18.05 18.10 17.86 17.11 1 % 7 %
Common shares outstanding (in thousands) 678,162 684,942 693,805 705,474 738,873 (1 %) (8 %)
 
Financial Ratios bps Change
Return on average assets 1.66 % 2.02 % 1.43 % 2.85 % 1.05 % (36 ) 61
Return on average common equity 15.3 18.6 12.7 25.6 9.0 (330 ) 630
Return on average tangible common equity(b) 18.4 22.4 15.2 30.4 10.7 (400 ) 770
CET1 capital(c) 10.91 10.82 10.61 10.59 10.63 9 28
Tier I risk-based capital(c) 12.02 11.95 11.74 11.72 11.76 7 26
Taxable equivalent net interest margin (b) 3.21 3.18 3.02 3.07 3.01 3 20
Taxable equivalent efficiency(b)     58.7         54.8         69.7         38.4         63.4       390         (470 )
 

“We had a very productive second quarter and remained focused on achieving our long-term objectives. Our quarterly results were very strong, as evidenced by the continued expansion in our net interest margin, lower operating expenses, record capital markets revenue and another very significant decline in the level of criticized assets. Our commercial middle market loan originations were also very strong and we expect this trend to continue over the remainder of the year,” said Greg D. Carmichael, Chairman, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp.

“During the quarter, we continued to execute on expense initiatives and also took further actions to optimize our branch network. We are very excited about reallocating our resources to grow branches in high-growth markets which should significantly boost household growth. I am confident that these decisions are in the best long-term interests of our shareholders. We remain focused on achieving our enhanced profitability targets.”

“Also during the second quarter we announced the acquisition of MB Financial, which will create a leading retail and commercial franchise in the attractive Chicago market. We are purchasing a well-respected and successful bank, and combining forces will allow us to build scale in the strategically important Chicago market. Since the announcement in May, we have made significant progress in finalizing the composition of the management team in Chicago. We are very confident that the talent we have in place will help us achieve the financial outcomes that we discussed during the announcement. We are looking forward to completing the merger as soon as possible so that we can begin realizing the substantial cost and revenue synergies we have identified.”

“Lastly, the recently announced CCAR results provide further proof of our commitment to our shareholders. Over the next four quarters, we expect to return a significant amount of capital through a 33% increase in our quarterly common dividend and a 42% increase in share repurchases compared to last year’s capital plan. We are also pleased that a resubmission of our capital plan, given the pending acquisition of MB Financial, will not delay our capital distribution plans.”

               
Income Statement Highlights
                                   
($ in millions, except per-share data) For the Three Months Ended       % Change  
June March December September June
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr
Condensed Statements of Income
Taxable equivalent net interest income(b) $ 1,024 $ 999 $ 963 $ 977 $945 3 % 8 %
Provision for loan and lease losses 33 23 67 67 52 43 % (37 %)
Total noninterest income 743 909 577 1,561 564 (18 %) 32 %
Total noninterest expense     1,037     1,046     1,073       975   957   (1 %)   8 %
Taxable equivalent income before income taxes (b)   $ 697   $ 839   $ 400     $ 1,496   $500   (17 %)   39 %
 
Taxable equivalent adjustment 4 3 7 7 6 33 % (33 %)
Applicable income tax expense (benefit)     107     132     (116 )     475   127   (19 %)   (16 %)
Net income $ 586 $ 704 $ 509 $ 1,014 $367 (17 %) 60 %
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests     -     -     -       -   -   NM     NM  
Net income attributable to Bancorp $ 586 $ 704 $ 509 $ 1,014 $367 (17 %) 60 %
Dividends on preferred stock     23     15     23       15   23   53 %   -  
Net income available to common shareholders   $ 563   $ 689   $ 486     $ 999   $344   (18 %)   64 %
Earnings per share, diluted   $ 0.80   $ 0.97   $ 0.67     $ 1.35   $0.45   (18 %)   78 %
 
 
Net Interest Income
 
(Taxable equivalent basis; $ in millions)(b)   For the Three Months Ended   % Change
June   March   December   September   June    
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr
Interest Income
Total interest income $ 1,273 $ 1,209 $ 1,151 $ 1,159 $ 1,112 5% 14%
Total interest expense     249       210       188       182       167     19%   49%
Taxable equivalent net interest income (NII)   $ 1,024     $ 999     $ 963     $ 977     $ 945     3%   8%
 
Average Yield bps Change
Yield on interest-earning assets 3.98 % 3.85 % 3.61 % 3.64 % 3.54 % 13 44
Adjusted yield on interest-earning assets 3.98 % 3.85 % 3.69 % 3.64 % 3.54 % 13 44
Rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities 1.12 % 0.97 % 0.88 % 0.85 % 0.79 % 15 33
 
Ratios
Taxable equivalent net interest rate spread 2.86 % 2.88 % 2.73 % 2.79 % 2.75 % (2) 11
Taxable equivalent net interest margin (NIM) 3.21 % 3.18 % 3.02 % 3.07 % 3.01 % 3 20
Adjusted taxable equivalent NIM 3.21 % 3.18 % 3.10 % 3.07 % 3.01 % 3 20
 
Average Balances % Change
Loans and leases, including held for sale $ 93,232 $ 92,869 $ 92,865 $ 92,617 $ 92,653 - 1%
Total securities and other short-term investments 34,935 34,677 33,756 33,826 33,481 1% 4%
Total interest-earning assets 128,167 127,546 126,621 126,443 126,134 - 2%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 89,222 87,607 84,820 85,328 85,320 2% 5%
Bancorp shareholders' equity     16,108       16,313       16,493       16,820       16,615     (1%)   (3%)
 

Taxable equivalent NII of $1.024 billion in the second quarter of 2018 increased $25 million, or 3 percent, from the prior quarter. Performance reflected higher short-term market rates, a higher day count and growth in middle market commercial and industrial (C&I) loans. Taxable equivalent NIM of 3.21 percent in the second quarter of 2018 increased 3 bps from the prior quarter, primarily driven by higher short-term market rates, partially offset by a higher day count.

Compared to the second quarter of 2017, taxable equivalent NII increased $79 million, or 8 percent. Performance reflected higher short-term rates and an increase in investment portfolio balances. Taxable equivalent NIM increased 20 bps from the second quarter of 2017, primarily driven by higher short-term market rates.

Securities

Average securities and other short-term investments were $34.9 billion in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $34.7 billion in the previous quarter and $33.5 billion in the second quarter of 2017. Average available-for-sale debt and other securities of $32.6 billion in the second quarter of 2018 were up $395 million, or 1 percent, sequentially and up $1.3 billion, or 4 percent, from the second quarter of 2017.

         
Loans
                     
($ in millions)   For the Three Months Ended       % Change
June March December September June
2018 2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr
Average Portfolio Loans and Leases
Commercial loans and leases:
Commercial and industrial loans $ 42,292 $ 41,782 $ 41,438 $ 41,302 $ 41,601 1 % 2 %
Commercial mortgage loans 6,514 6,582 6,751 6,807 6,845 (1 %) (5 %)
Commercial construction loans 4,743 4,671 4,660 4,533 4,306 2 % 10 %
Commercial leases     3,847     3,960     4,016     4,072     4,036   (3 %)   (5 %)
Total commercial loans and leases   $ 57,396   $ 56,995   $ 56,865   $ 56,714   $ 56,788   1 %   1 %
Consumer loans:
Residential mortgage loans $ 15,581 $ 15,575 $ 15,590 $ 15,523 $ 15,417 - 1 %
Home equity 6,672 6,889 7,066 7,207 7,385 (3 %) (10 %)
Automobile loans 8,968 9,064 9,175 9,267 9,410 (1 %) (5 %)
Credit card 2,221 2,224 2,202 2,140 2,080 - 7 %
Other consumer loans     1,719     1,587     1,352     1,055     892   8 %   93 %
Total consumer loans   $ 35,161   $ 35,339   $ 35,385   $ 35,192   $ 35,184   (1 %)   -  
Total average portfolio loans and leases $ 92,557 $ 92,334 $ 92,250 $ 91,906 $ 91,972 - 1 %
 
Average loans held for sale   $ 675   $ 535   $ 615   $ 711   $ 681   26 %   (1 %)
 

Average portfolio loan and lease balances were flat sequentially and up 1 percent year-over-year. Sequential performance was primarily driven by increases in C&I and other consumer loans, offset by decreases in home equity loans and commercial leases. Year-over-year performance was primarily driven by increases in other consumer and C&I loans, partially offset by decreases in home equity and automobile loans. Period end portfolio loans and leases of $92.0 billion were flat sequentially and up 1 percent year-over-year.

Average commercial portfolio loan and lease balances were up 1 percent both sequentially and from the second quarter of 2017. Sequential performance was primarily driven by an increase in C&I loans reflecting solid growth in middle market lending, partially offset by a decrease in commercial leases consistent with the planned reduction in indirect non-relationship based lease originations. Within commercial real estate, commercial mortgage balances decreased 1 percent and commercial construction balances were up 2 percent sequentially. Year-over-year overall commercial performance was primarily driven by an increase in C&I and commercial construction loans, partially offset by a decrease in commercial mortgage. Period end commercial line utilization was 35 percent in both the first and second quarter of 2018, compared to 34 percent in the second quarter of 2017.

Average consumer portfolio loan and lease balances were down 1 percent sequentially and were flat year-over-year. Sequential performance was primarily driven by a decline in home equity and automobile loan balances, partially offset by an increase in other consumer loans. Year-over-year performance was primarily driven by an increase in other consumer and residential mortgage loans, offset by lower home equity and automobile loan balances.

Deposits
 
($ in millions)       For the Three Months Ended       % Change
June   March   December   September   June    
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr

Average Deposits

         
Demand $ 32,834 $ 33,825 $ 35,519 $ 34,850 $ 34,915 (3 %) (6 %)
Interest checking 28,715 28,403 26,992 25,765 26,014 1 % 10 %
Savings 13,618 13,546 13,593 13,889 14,238 1 % (4 %)
Money market 22,036 20,750 20,023 20,028 20,278 6 % 9 %
Foreign office(d)         371         494         323         395         380       (25 %)   (2 %)
Total transaction deposits $ 97,574 $ 97,018 $ 96,450 $ 94,927 $ 95,825 1 % 2 %
Other time         4,018         3,856         3,792         3,722         3,745       4 %   7 %
Total core deposits $ 101,592 $ 100,874 $ 100,242 $ 98,649 $ 99,570 1 % 2 %
Certificates - $100,000 and over 2,155 2,284 2,429 2,625 2,623 (6 %) (18 %)
Other         198         379         119         560         264       (48 %)   (25 %)
Total average deposits       $ 103,945       $ 103,537       $ 102,790       $ 101,834       $ 102,457       -     1 %

Average core deposits increased 1 percent sequentially and were up 2 percent year-over-year. Average transaction deposits increased 1 percent sequentially and were up 2 percent compared with the second quarter of 2017. The sequential performance continued to reflect deposit migration from demand deposits to interest-bearing accounts. Sequential and year-over-year growth was primarily driven by increases in consumer money market account balances and commercial interest checking deposits, partially offset by lower commercial demand deposit account balances. Other time deposits increased by 4 percent sequentially and 7 percent year-over-year.

Average total commercial transaction deposits of $42 billion decreased 1 percent sequentially and were flat from the second quarter of 2017. Average total consumer transaction deposits of $55 billion increased 2 percent sequentially and increased 3 percent from the second quarter of 2017.

 
Wholesale Funding
                                                 
($ in millions)   For the Three Months Ended   % Change
June   March   December   September   June    
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr
Average Wholesale Funding          
Certificates - $100,000 and over $ 2,155 $ 2,284 $ 2,429 $ 2,625 $ 2,623 (6 %) (18 %)
Other deposits 198 379 119 560 264 (48 %) (25 %)
Federal funds purchased 1,080 692 602 675 311 56 % 247 %
Other short-term borrowings 2,452 2,423 2,316 4,212 4,194 1 % (42 %)
Long-term debt     14,579         14,780         14,631         13,457         13,273       (1 %)   10 %
Total average wholesale funding   $ 20,464       $ 20,558       $ 20,097       $ 21,529       $ 20,665       -     (1 %)
 

Average wholesale funding of $20.5 billion decreased $94 million sequentially and decreased $201 million, or 1 percent, from the second quarter of 2017. The sequential decrease in average wholesale funding reflected lower long-term debt balances resulting from maturities in the first and second quarter of 2018 exceeding a debt issuance in the second quarter of 2018 as well as lower other deposits and jumbo CD balances, partially offset by an increase in Federal funds borrowings. The year-over-year decrease primarily resulted from the ability to fund interest-earning asset growth with core deposits.

 
Noninterest Income
 
($ in millions)   For the Three Months Ended   % Change
June   March   December   September   June    
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr
Noninterest Income
Service charges on deposits $ 137 $ 137 $ 138 $ 138 $ 139 - (1%)
Corporate banking revenue 120 88 77 101 101 36 % 19%
Mortgage banking net revenue 53 56 54 63 55 (5 %) (4%)
Wealth and asset management revenue 108 113 106 102 103 (4 %) 5%
Card and processing revenue 84 79 80 79 79 6 % 6%
Other noninterest income 250 460 123 1,076 85 (46 %) 194%
Securities gains (losses), net (5 ) (11 ) 1 - - 55 % NM

Securities gains (losses), net - non-qualifying
hedges on mortgage servicing rights

    (4 )     (13 )     (2 )     2     2   69 %   NM
Total noninterest income   $ 743     $ 909     $ 577     $ 1,561   $ 564   (18 %)   32%
 

Noninterest income of $743 million decreased $166 million sequentially and increased $179 million year-over-year. The sequential and year-over-year comparisons reflect the impact of the following items:

 
Noninterest Income excluding certain items
 
($ in millions)   For the Three Months Ended       % Change
June   March   June        
2018   2018   2017       Seq   Yr/Yr
Noninterest Income excluding certain items  
Noninterest income (U.S. GAAP) $ 743 $ 909 $ 564
Worldpay step-up gain - (414 ) -
Gain on sale of Worldpay shares (205 ) - -

Gain from GreenSky IPO

(16 ) - -
Branch and land network impairment charge 30 8 -
Valuation of Visa total return swap 10 39 9
Securities losses / (gains), net     5           11       -            
Noninterest income excluding certain items(b)   $ 567         $ 553     $ 573       3 %   (1 %)
 

Excluding the items in the table above, noninterest income of $567 million increased $14 million, or 3 percent, from the previous quarter and decreased 1 percent from the second quarter of 2017. The sequential performance was primarily driven by increases in corporate banking revenue and card and processing revenue, partially offset by a decrease in wealth and asset management revenue compared to the seasonally strong performance in the first quarter of 2018.

Corporate banking revenue of $120 million was up 36 percent sequentially and up 19 percent year-over-year. The sequential and year-over-year increase was primarily driven by strong, broad-based capital markets revenue growth, led by corporate bond fees and loan syndication revenue.

 
Mortgage Banking Net Revenue
 
($ in millions)   For the Three Months Ended   % Change
June   March   December   September   June    
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr
Mortgage Banking Net Revenue
Origination fees and gains on loan sales $ 28 $ 24 $ 32 $ 40 $ 37 17 % (24 %)
Net mortgage servicing revenue:
Gross mortgage servicing fees 54 53 54 56 49 2 % 10 %

Net valuation adjustments on MSRs and
free-standing derivatives purchased to
economically hedge MSRs

(29 ) (21 ) (32 ) (33 ) (31 ) 38 % (6 %)
 
                           
Net mortgage servicing revenue     25       32       22       23       18     (22 %)   39 %
Total mortgage banking net revenue   $ 53     $ 56     $ 54     $ 63     $ 55     (5 %)   (4 %)
 

Mortgage banking net revenue was $53 million in the second quarter of 2018, down 5 percent from the first quarter of 2018 and down 4 percent from the second quarter of 2017. The sequential decrease was driven by elevated negative net valuation adjustments, partially offset by higher origination fees and gains on loan sales. The year-over-year decrease was driven by lower origination fees and gains on loan sales, partially offset by higher gross mortgage servicing fees. Originations of $2.1 billion in the current quarter increased 35 percent sequentially and decreased 7 percent from the second quarter of 2017.

Wealth and asset management revenue of $108 million decreased 4 percent from the first quarter of 2018 and increased 5 percent from the second quarter of 2017. The sequential decrease was primarily driven by seasonally strong tax-related private client service revenue in the first quarter of 2018 and a decrease in personal asset management revenue. The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by higher personal asset management revenue.

Card and processing revenue of $84 million in the second quarter of 2018 increased 6 percent both sequentially and year-over-year. The sequential increase reflected seasonally higher credit card spend volume and higher debit transaction volume. The year-over-year increase in card and processing revenue was due to higher credit card spend volume and higher debit transaction volume.

Other noninterest income totaled $250 million in the second quarter of 2018, compared with $460 million in the previous quarter, and $85 million in the second quarter of 2017. As disclosed in the table on page 8, the reported results included the impact of Worldpay gains, a gain from the GreenSky IPO, valuation adjustments from the Visa total return swap, and branch impairment charges. For the second quarter of 2018, excluding these items, other noninterest income of $69 million decreased $24 million, or 26 percent, from the first quarter of 2018 and decreased $25 million, or 27 percent, from the second quarter of 2017. The sequential decrease was primarily due to lower private equity investment income. The year-over-year results also reflected a decline in equity method earnings from the ownership interest in Worldpay.

Net losses on investment securities were $5 million in the second quarter of 2018 (primarily due to the ownership stake in GreenSky), compared with net losses of $11 million in the first quarter of 2018 and no net gains/losses in the second quarter of 2017. Net losses on securities held as non-qualifying hedges for the MSR portfolio were $4 million in the second quarter of 2018 and $13 million in the first quarter of 2018.

 
Noninterest Expense
 
($ in millions)   For the Three Months Ended   % Change
June   March   December   September   June    
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017   Seq   Yr/Yr
Noninterest Expense  
Salaries, wages and incentives $ 471 $ 447 $ 418 $ 407 $ 397 5 % 19 %
Employee benefits 78 110 82 77 86 (29 %) (9 %)
Net occupancy expense 74 75 74 74 70 (1 %) 6 %
Technology and communications 67 68 68 62 57 (1 %) 18 %
Equipment expense 30 31 29 30 29 (3 %) 3 %
Card and processing expense 30 29 34 32 33 3 % (9 %)
Other noninterest expense     287         286     368     293     285   -     1 %
Total noninterest expense   $ 1,037       $ 1,046   $ 1,073   $ 975   $ 957   (1 %)   8 %
 

Noninterest expense of $1.037 billion decreased $9 million, or 1 percent, compared with the first quarter of 2018, and increased $80 million, or 8 percent, compared with the second quarter of 2017. Excluding the $19 million compensation expense primarily related to the previously announced staffing review and the $10 million contribution to the Fifth Third Foundation in the second quarter of 2018, as well as an $8 million litigation reserve charge in the first quarter of 2018, noninterest expense of $1.008 billion decreased $30 million, or 3 percent. The sequential decrease primarily reflected seasonally lower compensation-related expenses and ongoing discipline in managing expenses throughout the company. The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by higher base compensation and technology and communications expense.

                 
Summary of Credit Loss Experience
 
($ in millions) For the Three Months Ended
June March December September June
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017
Net losses charged-off
Commercial and industrial loans ($47 ) ($28 ) ($32 ) ($27 ) ($18 )
Commercial mortgage loans (2 ) (1 ) 1 (3 ) (5 )
Commercial leases - - (1 ) - (1 )
Residential mortgage loans (2 ) (3 ) (1 ) 1 (2 )
Home equity (2 ) (5 ) (4 ) (3 ) (5 )
Automobile loans (8 ) (11 ) (10 ) (8 ) (6 )
Credit card (26 ) (25 ) (20 ) (20 ) (22 )
Other consumer loans   (7 )       (8 )       (9 )       (8 )       (5 )
Total net losses charged-off ($94 ) ($81 ) ($76 ) ($68 ) ($64 )
 
Total losses charged-off ($118 ) ($103 ) ($94 ) ($85 ) ($95 )
Total recoveries of losses previously charged-off   24         22         18         17         31  
Total net losses charged-off ($94 ) ($81 ) ($76 ) ($68 ) ($64 )
 
Ratios (annualized)

Net losses charged-off as a percent of average portfolio loans and
leases

0.41 % 0.36 % 0.33 % 0.29 % 0.28 %
Commercial 0.34 % 0.21 % 0.22 % 0.21 % 0.17 %
Consumer   0.52 %       0.60 %       0.51 %       0.43 %       0.46 %
 

Net charge-offs were $94 million, or 41 bps of average portfolio loans and leases on an annualized basis, in the second quarter of 2018 compared with net charge-offs of $81 million, or 36 bps, in the first quarter of 2018 and $64 million, or 28 bps, in the second quarter of 2017.

Commercial net charge-offs of $49 million, or 34 bps, increased $20 million sequentially. This primarily reflected a $19 million increase in net charge-offs of C&I loans.

Consumer net charge-offs of $45 million, or 52 bps, decreased $7 million sequentially. This primarily reflected a $3 million decrease in net charge-offs on both home equity and automobile loans.

 
($ in millions)   For the Three Months Ended
June   March   December   September   June
2018   2018   2017   2017   2017
Allowance for Credit Losses        
Allowance for loan and lease losses, beginning $1,138 $1,196 $1,205 $1,226 $1,238
Total net losses charged-off (94) (81) (76) (68) (64)
Provision for loan and lease losses 33 23 67 67 52
Deconsolidation of a variable interest entity (VIE)   -       -       -       (20)       -
Allowance for loan and lease losses, ending $1,077 $1,138 $1,196 $1,205 $1,226
 
Reserve for unfunded commitments, beginning $151 $161 $157 $162 $159
(Benefit from) provision for unfunded commitments   (20)       (10)       4       (5)       3
Reserve for unfunded commitments, ending $131 $151 $161 $157 $162
 
Components of allowance for credit losses:
Allowance for loan and lease losses $1,077 $1,138 $1,196 $1,205 $1,226
Reserve for unfunded commitments   131       151       161       157       162
Total allowance for credit losses $1,208 $1,289 $1,357 $1,362 $1,388
Allowance for loan and lease losses ratio
As a percent of portfolio loans and leases 1.17% 1.24% 1.30% 1.31% 1.34%
As a percent of nonperforming portfolio loans and leases(e) 247% 252% 274% 238% 200%
As a percent of nonperforming portfolio assets(e)   224%       226%       245%       217%       185%
 

The provision for loan and lease losses totaled $33 million in the second quarter of 2018, compared to $23 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $52 million in the second quarter of 2017.

As of quarter end, the allowance for loan and lease loss ratio represented 1.17 percent of total portfolio loans and leases outstanding, compared with 1.24 percent last quarter, and represented 247 percent of nonperforming loans and leases, and 224 percent of nonperforming assets. Performance reflected a significant improvement in criticized assets and non-performing loans.

 
($ in millions)   As of
June   March   December   September   June
Nonperforming Assets and Delinquent Loans 2018   2018   2017   2017   2017
Nonaccrual portfolio loans and leases:        

Commercial and industrial loans

$ 99 $ 155 $ 144 $ 144 $ 225
Commercial mortgage loans 8 9 12 14 15
Commercial leases 25 4 - 1 1
Residential mortgage loans 13 16 17 19 19
Home equity 54 55 56 56 52
Automobile loans 3 - - - -
Other consumer loans     1           1           -           -           -  
Total nonaccrual portfolio loans and leases (excludes restructured loans) $ 203 $ 240 $ 229 $ 234 $ 312
Nonaccrual restructured portfolio commercial loans and leases(f) 173 154 150 214 244
Nonaccrual restructured portfolio consumer loans and leases     61           58           58           58           58  
Total nonaccrual portfolio loans and leases $ 437 $ 452 $ 437 $ 506 $ 614
Repossessed property 7 9 9 10 11
OREO     36           43    

 

    43    

 

    39    

 

    37  
Total nonperforming portfolio assets(e) $ 480 $ 504 $ 489 $ 555 $ 662
Nonaccrual loans held for sale 5 5 5 18 7
Nonaccrual restructured loans held for sale     18           19           1           2           1  
Total nonperforming assets   $ 503         $ 528         $ 495         $ 575         $ 670  
 
Restructured portfolio consumer loans and leases (accrual) $ 1,029 $ 916 $ 927 $ 929 $ 933
Restructured portfolio commercial loans and leases (accrual)(f) $ 111 $ 249 $ 249 $ 232 $ 224
 
Total loans and leases 30-89 days past due (accrual) $ 217 $ 299 $ 280 $ 252 $ 190
Total loans and leases 90 days past due (accrual) $ 89 $ 107 $ 97 $ 77 $ 75
 

Nonperforming portfolio loans and leases as a percent of portfolio
   loans and leases and OREO(e)

0.47 % 0.49 % 0.48 % 0.55 % 0.67 %

Nonperforming portfolio assets as a percent of portfolio loans and

   leases and OREO(e)

    0.52 %         0.55 %         0.53 %         0.60 %         0.72 %
 

Total nonperforming portfolio assets decreased $24 million, or 5 percent, from the previous quarter to $480 million. Portfolio nonperforming loans and leases (NPLs) at quarter end decreased $15 million from the previous quarter to $437 million. NPLs as a percent of total loans, leases and OREO at quarter end decreased 2 bps from the previous quarter to 0.47 percent.

Commercial portfolio NPLs decreased $17 million from last quarter to $305 million, or 0.54 percent of commercial portfolio loans, leases and OREO. Consumer portfolio NPLs increased $2 million from last quarter to $132 million, or 0.37 percent of consumer portfolio loans, leases and OREO.

OREO balances decreased $7 million from the prior quarter to $36 million, and included $14 million in commercial OREO and $22 million in consumer OREO. Repossessed personal property decreased $2 million from the prior quarter to $7 million.

Loans over 90 days past due and still accruing decreased $18 million from the first quarter of 2018 to $89 million. Loans 30-89 days past due of $217 million decreased $82 million from the previous quarter.

               
Capital and Liquidity Position
 
For the Three Months Ended
June March December September June
2018   2018  

2017

  2017   2017
Capital Position
Average total Bancorp shareholders' equity as a percent of average assets 11.38 % 11.52 % 11.69 % 11.93 % 11.84 %
Tangible equity(b) 10.29 % 10.09 % 9.90 % 9.84 % 9.98 %
Tangible common equity (excluding unrealized gains/losses)(b) 9.33 % 9.14 % 8.94 % 8.89 % 9.02 %
Tangible common equity (including unrealized gains/losses)(b) 8.98 % 8.89 % 8.99 % 9.00 % 9.12 %
 
Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Ratios
CET1 capital(c) 10.91 % 10.82 % 10.61 % 10.59 % 10.63 %
Tier I risk-based capital(c) 12.02 % 11.95 % 11.74 % 11.72 % 11.76 %
Total risk-based capital(c) 15.21 % 15.25 % 15.16 % 15.16 % 15.22 %
Tier I leverage 10.24 % 10.11 % 10.01 % 9.97 % 10.07 %
Modified liquidity coverage ratio (LCR)   116 %       113 %       129 %   124 %       115 %
 

Capital ratios remained strong and increased during the quarter. The CET1 ratio was 10.91 percent, the tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio(b) was 9.33 percent (excluding unrealized gains/losses), and 8.98 percent (including unrealized gains/losses). The Tier I risk-based capital ratio was 12.02 percent, the Total risk-based capital ratio was 15.21 percent, and the Tier I leverage ratio was 10.24 percent.

On May 25, 2018, Fifth Third initially settled a share repurchase agreement whereby Fifth Third would purchase $235 million of its outstanding stock. The initial settlement reduced second quarter common shares outstanding by 6.4 million shares. On June 15, 2018, Fifth Third settled the forward contract. An additional 1.2 million shares were repurchased in connection with the completion of this agreement.

On June 27, 2018, Fifth Third completed the sale of 5 million shares of Class A common stock of Worldpay, Inc. Fifth Third had previously received these Class A shares in exchange for Class B Units of Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third recognized a pre-tax gain of approximately $205 million (~ $162 million after tax)(a) related to the sale. The sale added approximately 16 basis points to Fifth Third’s CET1 ratio. As a result of the sale, Fifth Third beneficially owns approximately 3.3% of Worldpay’s equity through its ownership of approximately 10.3 million Class B Units.

On June 28, 2018, Fifth Third announced that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System did not object to Fifth Third’s 2018 CCAR capital plan for the period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. Fifth Third’s capital plan included the following capital actions related to common dividends and share repurchases:

  • The increase in the quarterly common stock dividend to $0.22 from $0.18 beginning 4Q 2018 and to $0.24 beginning 2Q 2019, a 33 percent increase over the current dividend rate
  • The repurchase of common shares in an amount up to $1.651 billion, or a 42 percent increase over the 2017 capital plan. Included in these repurchases are:
    • $81 million in repurchases related to share issuances under employee benefit plans
    • $53 million in repurchases related to previously-recognized Worldpay tax receivable agreement (“TRA”) transaction after-tax gains
    • The additional ability to repurchase common shares in the amount of any after-tax capital generated from the sale of Worldpay common stock (including expected share repurchases associated with the recent sale of 5 million shares of Worldpay which generated approximately $162 million in after-tax capital)(a)
    • The additional ability to repurchase common shares in the amount of any after-tax cash income generated from the termination and settlement of gross cash flows from existing TRAs with Worldpay or potential future TRAs that may be generated from additional sales of Worldpay

Fifth Third intends to execute open market share repurchases associated with up to $500 million of its 2018 CCAR repurchase plan before the beginning of the proxy solicitation in connection with the MB Financial, Inc. shareholder vote on its merger with Fifth Third, and may repurchase additional shares after the vote. The timing and amount of this repurchase activity is subject to market conditions and applicable securities laws.

Tax Rate

The effective tax rate was 15.5 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared with 15.8 percent in the previous quarter and 25.9 percent in the second quarter of 2017. The tax rate in the second quarter of 2018 was impacted by a $12 million tax benefit primarily associated with the exercise and vesting of employee equity awards.

Other

On May 20, 2018, Fifth Third Bancorp and MB Financial, Inc. signed a definitive agreement under which MB Financial will merge with Fifth Third in a transaction valued at approximately $4.7 billion as of May 18, 2018. The transaction is expected to reduce Fifth Third’s regulatory common CET1 ratio by approximately 45 basis points. The pro forma tangible common equity to tangible assets (TCE) ratio of the combined entity is projected to be 8.2 percent at closing. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of all customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals as well as the approval of MB Financial shareholders.

As of June 30, 2018, Fifth Third Bank owned approximately 10.3 million units representing a 3.3 percent interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, convertible into shares of Worldpay, Inc., a publicly traded firm. Based upon Worldpay’s closing price of $81.78 on June 30, 2018, our interest in Worldpay was valued at approximately $840 million. The difference between the market value and the book value of Fifth Third’s interest in Worldpay’s shares is not recognized in Fifth Third’s equity or capital.

Conference Call

Fifth Third will host a conference call to discuss these financial results at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) today. This conference call will be webcast live and may be accessed through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at www.53.com (click on “About Us” then “Investor Relations”).

Those unable to listen to the live webcast may access a webcast replay through the Fifth Third Investor Relations website at the same web address. Additionally, a telephone replay of the conference call will be available after the conference call until approximately August 2, 2018 by dialing 800-585-8367 for domestic access or 404-537-3406 for international access (passcode 3569128#).

Corporate Profile

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of June 30, 2018, the Company had $141 billion in assets and operates 1,158 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,458 Fifth Third branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. As of June 30, 2018, Fifth Third also had a 3.3% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, a subsidiary of Worldpay, Inc. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2018, had $368 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $37 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”

Earnings Release End Notes

(a) Assumes a 21% tax rate.

(b) Non-GAAP measure; see discussion of non-GAAP and Reg. G reconciliation beginning on page 31 in Exhibit 99.1 of 8-K filing dated 7/19/2018.

(c) Under the banking agencies' Basel III Final Rule, assets and credit equivalent amounts of off-balance sheet exposures are calculated according to the standardized approach for risk-weighted assets. The resulting weighted values are added together resulting in the total risk-weighted assets. Current period regulatory capital ratios are estimated.

(d) Includes commercial customer Eurodollar sweep balances for which the Bank pays rates comparable to other commercial deposit accounts.

(e) Excludes nonaccrual loans held for sale.

(f) As of June 30, 2017 excludes $7 million of restructured accruing loans and $19 million of restructured nonaccrual loans associated with a consolidated VIE in which the Bancorp has no continuing credit risk due to the risk being assumed by a third party.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT

In connection with the proposed merger, Fifth Third Bancorp has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that includes the Proxy Statement of MB Financial, Inc. and a Prospectus of Fifth Third Bancorp, as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE MERGER AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

A free copy of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about Fifth Third Bancorp and MB Financial, Inc., may be obtained at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). You will also be able to obtain these documents, free of charge, from Fifth Third Bancorp at ir.53.com or from MB Financial, Inc. by accessing MB Financial, Inc.’s website at investor.mbfinancial.com.

Copies of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus can also be obtained, free of charge, by directing a request to Fifth Third Investor Relations at Fifth Third Investor Relations, MD 1090QC, 38 Fountain Square Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45263, by calling (866) 670-0468, or by sending an e-mail to ir@53.com or to MB Financial, Attention: Corporate Secretary, at 6111 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, by calling (847) 653-1992 or by sending an e-mail to dkoros@mbfinancial.com.

Fifth Third Bancorp and MB financial, Inc. and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of MB Financial, Inc. in respect of the transaction described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. Information regarding Fifth Third Bancorp’s directors and executive officers is contained in Fifth Third Bancorp’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and its Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, dated March 6, 2018, which are filed with the SEC. Information regarding MB Financial, Inc.’s directors and executive officers is contained in its Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 3, 2018. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the transaction may be obtained by reading the Proxy Statement/Prospectus regarding the proposed merger. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not limited to, Fifth Third Bancorp’s expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance or conditions. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “target,” “estimate,” “continue,” “positions,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “goal,” “objective,” “prospects,” “possible” or “potential,” by future conditional verbs such as “assume,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may”, or by variations of such words or by similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and we assume no duty to update forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from current projections.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in Fifth Third Bancorp’s and MB Financial, Inc.’s reports filed with or furnished to the SEC and those identified elsewhere in this communication, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: the ability to obtain regulatory approvals and meet other closing conditions to the merger, including approval of the merger by MB Financial, Inc.’s stockholders on the expected terms and schedule, including the risk that regulatory approvals required for the merger are not obtained or are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; delay in closing the merger; difficulties and delays in integrating the businesses of MB Financial, Inc. or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits; business disruption following the merger; changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; changes in interest rates and capital markets; inflation; customer acceptance of Fifth Third Bancorp’s products and services; customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; customer disintermediation; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives; competitive conditions; the inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement integration plans and other consequences associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; economic conditions; and the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms.

Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.

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