FITB
$27.41
Fifth Third Bncp
$.23
.85%
Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017 6:32:01 AM
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Fifth Third Bncp (FITB) reported 2nd Quarter June 2017 earnings of $0.46 per share on revenue of $2.1 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.5 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.44 per share. Revenue grew 25.0% on a year-over-year basis.

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
$0.46
Earnings Whisper
$0.44
Consensus Estimate
$0.42
Reported Revenue
$2.06 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.53 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Fifth Third Announces Second Quarter 2017 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $344 Million, or $0.45 Per Diluted Share

Results included a negative $0.01 impact on reported 2Q17 earnings per share resulting from a $9 million pre-tax (~$6 million after-tax) (a) charge related to the valuation of the Visa total return swap

Reported net interest income of $939 million; taxable equivalent net interest income of $945 million(b), up 1% from 1Q17 and up 4% from 2Q16; excluding the 1Q17 card remediation impact, up 2% from 1Q17(b)

Taxable equivalent net interest margin of 3.01%(b), down 1 bp from 1Q17 and up 13 bps from 2Q16; adjusted net interest margin, excluding the 1Q17 card remediation impact, up 3 bps from 1Q17(b)

--Average portfolio loans and leases of $92.0 billion, flat from 1Q17 and down 2% from 2Q16

--Noninterest income of $564 million, up 8% from 1Q17 and down 6% from 2Q16

--Noninterest expense of $957 million, down 3% from both 1Q17 and 2Q16

Net charge-offs (NCOs) of $64 million, down $25 million from 1Q17 and down $23 million from 2Q16; NCO ratio of 0.28% compared to 0.40% in 1Q17 and 0.37% in 2Q16

Portfolio nonperforming asset (NPA) ratio of 0.72% down 7 bps from 1Q17 and down 14 bps from 2Q16

2Q17 provision expense of $52 million compared to $74 million in 1Q17 and $91 million in 2Q16

Common equity Tier 1 (CET1)(c) ratio of 10.63%; fully phased-in CET1 ratio(b)(c) of 10.52%

--Tangible common equity ratio of 9.12%(b); 9.02% excluding unrealized gains/losses(b)

Book value per share of $20.42 up 1% from 1Q17 and up 2% from 2Q16; tangible book value per share(b) of $17.11 up 1% from both 1Q17 and 2Q16

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) today reported second quarter 2017 net income of $367 million versus net income of $305 million in the first quarter of 2017 and $328 million in the second quarter of 2016. After preferred dividends, net income available to common shareholders was $344 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $290 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017, and $305 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016.

Second quarter 2017 included:

Income

($9 million) charge related to the valuation of the Visa total return swap

First quarter 2017 included:

Income

$12 million benefit related to the revision to the 4Q16 estimated charge to net interest income for refunds to certain bankcard customers

($13 million) charge related to the valuation of the Visa total return swap

Second quarter 2016 included:

Income

-- $19 million positive valuation adjustment on the Vantiv warrant

$11 million gain on sale of Pennsylvania branches as part of the previously announced branch consolidation and sales plan

$11 million gain on the sale of the non-strategic agented bankcard loan portfolio

($50 million) charge related to the valuation of the Visa total return swap, primarily reflecting the rejection of the merchant litigation settlement

Expenses

($9 million) in compensation-related expenses due to retirement eligibility changes

Earnings Highlights
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016(d)
2016(d)
Seq
Yr/Yr
Earnings ($ in millions)
Net income attributable to Bancorp
$367
$305
$395
$516
$328
20%
12%
Net income available to common shareholders
$344
$290
$372
$501
$305
19%
13%
Common Share Data
Earnings per share, basic
$0.46
$0.38
$0.49
$0.66
$0.40
21%
15%
Earnings per share, diluted
0.45
0.38
0.49
0.65
0.39
18%
15%
Cash dividends per common share
0.14
0.14
0.14
0.13
0.13
-
8%
Common shares outstanding (in thousands)
738,873
750,145
750,479
755,582
766,346
(2%)
(4%)
Average common shares outstanding
(in thousands):
Basic
741,401
747,668
746,367
750,886
759,105
(1%)
(2%)
Diluted
752,328
760,809
757,704
757,856
764,811
(1%)
(2%)
Financial Ratios
bps Change
Return on average assets
1.05 %
0.88 %
1.11 %
1.44 %
0.92 %
17
13
Return on average common equity
9.0
7.8
9.7
12.8
8.0
120
100
Return on average tangible common equity(b)
10.7
9.3
11.6
15.2
9.6
140
110
CET1 capital(c)
10.63
10.76
10.39
10.17
9.94
(13)
69
Tier I risk-based capital(c)
11.76
11.90
11.50
11.27
11.03
(14)
73
CET1 capital (fully-phased in)(b)(c)
10.52
10.66
10.29
10.09
9.86
(14)
66
Net interest margin (taxable equivalent)(b)
3.01
3.02
2.86
2.88
2.88
(1)
13
Efficiency (taxable equivalent)(b)
63.4
67.4
62.8
55.5
65.3
(400)
(190)

"The strength of our second quarter performance reflects our continued discipline with respect to expenses, credit quality, and balance sheet management. We are very encouraged by the improvement in all of our return metrics including our ROA and ROTCE both sequentially as well as year over year," said Greg D. Carmichael, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp.

"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 to our shareholders based on our strong capital position, the improved risk profile of our balance sheet and our strong internal capital generation capacity. As previously announced, we expect to do so through dividend increases along with a sizeable increase in capital deployed for share repurchases."

Income Statement Highlights
($ in millions, except per-share data)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016(d)
2016(d)
Seq
Yr/Yr
Condensed Statements of Income
Net interest income (taxable equivalent)(b)
$945
$939
$909
$913
$908
1%
4%
Provision for loan and lease losses
52
74
54
80
91
(30%)
(43%)
Total noninterest income
564
523
620
840
599
8%
(6%)
Total noninterest expense
957
986
960
973
983
(3%)
(3%)
Income before income taxes (taxable equivalent)(b)
$500
$402
$515
$700
$433
24%
15%
Taxable equivalent adjustment
6
6
6
6
6
-
-
Applicable income tax expense
127
91
114
178
103
40%
23%
Net income
$367
$305
$395
$516
$324
20%
13%
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
-
-
-
-
(4)
-
(100%)
Net income attributable to Bancorp
$367
$305
$395
$516
$328
20%
12%
Dividends on preferred stock
23
15
23
15
23
53%
-
Net income available to common shareholders
$344
$290
$372
$501
$305
19%
13%
Earnings per share, diluted
$0.45
$0.38
$0.49
$0.65
$0.39
18%
15%
Net Interest Income
(Taxable equivalent basis; $ in millions)(b)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Seq
Yr/Yr
Interest Income
Total interest income
$1,112
$1,092
$1,058
$1,063
$1,052
2%
6%
Total interest expense
167
153
149
150
144
9%
16%
Net interest income
$945
$939
$909
$913
$908
1%
4%
Average Yield
bps Change
Yield on interest-earning assets
3.54%
3.51%
3.33%
3.36%
3.34%
3
20
Rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities
0.79%
0.73%
0.70%
0.70%
0.67%
6
12
Net interest rate spread
2.75%
2.78%
2.63%
2.66%
2.67%
(3)
8
Net interest margin
3.01%
3.02%
2.86%
2.88%
2.88%
(1)
13
Average Balances
% Change
Loans and leases, including held for sale
$92,653
$92,791
$93,981
$94,417
$94,807
-
(2%)
Total securities and other short-term investments
33,481
33,177
32,567
31,675
32,040
1%
4%
Total interest-earning assets
126,134
125,968
126,548
126,092
126,847
-
(1%)
Total interest-bearing liabilities
85,320
84,890
84,552
85,193
86,145
1%
(1%)
Bancorp shareholders’ equity(d)
16,615
16,429
16,545
16,883
16,584
1%
-

Net interest income for the first quarter of 2017 included the $12 million reversal of a previously-estimated charge for refunds to certain bankcard customers. Excluding the impact of this item, taxable equivalent net interest income in the second quarter of 2017 was up $18 million sequentially, reflecting the impact of higher short-term market rates during the quarter and a higher day count. The taxable equivalent net interest margin was 3.01 percent, up 3 bps from the prior quarter’s adjusted net interest margin, primarily driven by higher short-term market rates, partially offset by a higher day count.

Compared to the second quarter of 2016, taxable equivalent net interest income was up 4 percent, primarily driven by higher short-term market rates. The net interest margin was up 13 bps from the second quarter of 2016, also primarily driven by higher short-term market rates.

Securities

Average securities and other short-term investments were $33.5 billion in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $33.2 billion in the previous quarter and $32.0 billion in the second quarter of 2016. Average other short-term investments were stable sequentially at $1.3 billion.

Loans
($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Seq
Yr/Yr
Average Portfolio Loans and Leases
Commercial:
Commercial and industrial loans
$41,601
$41,854
$42,548
$43,116
$43,876
(1%)
(5%)
Commercial mortgage loans
6,845
6,941
6,957
6,888
6,831
(1%)
-
Commercial construction loans
4,306
3,987
3,890
3,848
3,551
8%
21%
Commercial leases
4,036
3,901
3,921
3,962
3,898
3%
4%
Total commercial loans and leases
$56,788
$56,683
$57,316
$57,814
$58,156
-
(2%)
Consumer:
Residential mortgage loans
$15,417
$15,200
$14,854
$14,455
$14,046
1%
10%
Home equity
7,385
7,581
7,779
7,918
8,054
(3%)
(8%)
Automobile loans
9,410
9,786
10,162
10,508
10,887
(4%)
(14%)
Credit card
2,080
2,141
2,180
2,165
2,134
(3%)
(3%)
Other consumer loans and leases
892
755
673
651
654
18%
36%
Total consumer loans and leases
$35,184
$35,463
$35,648
$35,697
$35,775
(1%)
(2%)
Total average portfolio loans and leases
$91,972
$92,146
$92,964
$93,511
$93,931
-
(2%)
Average loans held for sale
$681
$645
$1,017
$906
$876
6%
(22%)

Average portfolio loan and lease balances were flat sequentially and decreased $2.0 billion, or 2 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. The year-over-year decrease was primarily driven by declines in commercial and industrial (C&I) and automobile loans. The year-over-year decline in C&I loans was primarily due to deliberate exits from certain C&I loans that did not meet risk-adjusted profitability targets. The year-over-year decline in automobile loans continues to reflect our decision to reduce lower-return originations to improve returns on capital. Period end portfolio loans and leases of $91.4 billion, were also flat sequentially, and decreased $2.5 billion, or 3 percent, from a year ago. On a year-over-year basis, the decrease in period end loan balances was primarily due to declines in C&I and automobile loans, partially offset by increases in residential mortgage and commercial construction loans.

Average commercial portfolio loan and lease balances were flat sequentially, and decreased $1.4 billion, or 2 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. Average C&I loans decreased $253 million, or 1 percent, from the prior quarter and decreased $2.3 billion, or 5 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. The decline in C&I loans was primarily due to the aforementioned deliberate exits. Average commercial real estate loans increased $223 million, or 2 percent, from the prior quarter and increased $769 million, or 7 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. Within commercial real estate, average commercial mortgage balances decreased $96 million and average commercial construction balances increased $319 million sequentially. Period end commercial line utilization of 34 percent was flat from the first quarter of 2017 and decreased 1 percent from the second quarter of 2016.

Average consumer portfolio loan and lease balances decreased $279 million, or 1 percent, sequentially and decreased $591 million, or 2 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. This was primarily driven by average automobile loans which decreased 4 percent sequentially and 14 percent from a year ago. Average residential mortgage loans increased 1 percent sequentially and 10 percent from the previous year. Average home equity loans decreased 3 percent sequentially and 8 percent from the second quarter of 2016. Average credit card loans decreased 3 percent sequentially and from the second quarter of 2016.

Deposits
($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Seq
Yr/Yr
Average Deposits
Demand
$34,915
$35,084
$36,412
$35,918
$35,912
-
(3%)
Interest checking
26,014
26,760
25,644
24,475
24,714
(3%)
5%
Savings
14,238
14,117
13,979
14,232
14,576
1%
(2%)
Money market
20,278
20,603
20,476
19,706
19,243
(2%)
5%
Foreign office(e)
380
454
497
524
484
(16%)
(21%)
Total transaction deposits
$95,825
$97,018
$97,008
$94,855
$94,929
(1%)
1%
Other time
3,745
3,827
3,941
4,020
4,044
(2%)
(7%)
Total core deposits
$99,570
$100,845
$100,949
$98,875
$98,973
(1%)
1%
Certificates - $100,000 and over
2,623
2,579
2,539
2,768
2,819
2%
(7%)
Other
264
162
115
749
467
63%
(43%)
Total average deposits
$102,457
$103,586
$103,603
$102,392
$102,259
(1%)
-

Average core deposits decreased $1.3 billion, or 1 percent, sequentially and increased $597 million, or 1 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. Average transaction deposits decreased $1.2 billion, or 1 percent, sequentially and increased $896 million, or 1 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. Sequential performance was primarily driven by decreases in commercial demand deposit account balances and money market account balances, partially offset by higher consumer money market account balances and demand deposit account balances. The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by higher interest checking and consumer money market account balances, partially offset by lower demand deposit account balances. Other time deposits decreased by 2 percent sequentially and 7 percent year-over-year.

Average total commercial transaction deposits of $42 billion decreased 5 percent sequentially and 4 percent from the second quarter of 2016. Average total consumer transaction deposits of $54 billion increased 2 percent sequentially and increased 5 percent from the second quarter of 2016.

Wholesale Funding
($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Seq
Yr/Yr
Average Wholesale Funding
Certificates - $100,000 and over
$2,623
$2,579
$2,539
$2,768
$2,819
2%
(7%)
Other deposits
264
162
115
749
467
63%
(43%)
Federal funds purchased
311
639
280
446
693
(51%)
(55%)
Other short-term borrowings
4,194
1,893
1,908
2,171
3,754
NM
12%
Long-term debt
13,273
13,856
15,173
16,102
15,351
(4%)
(14%)
Total average wholesale funding
$20,665
$19,129
$20,015
$22,236
$23,084
8%
(10%)

Average wholesale funding of $20.7 billion increased $1.5 billion, or 8 percent, sequentially and decreased $2.4 billion, or 10 percent, compared with the second quarter of 2016. The sequential increase in average wholesale funding was primarily driven by an increase in short-term borrowings to offset a decline in core deposits. The year-over-year decrease in wholesale funding was primarily driven by lower long-term debt balances in response to declining asset balances.

Noninterest Income
($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Seq
Yr/Yr
Noninterest Income
Service charges on deposits
$139
$138
$141
$143
$138
1%
1%
Corporate banking revenue
101
74
101
111
117
36%
(14%)
Mortgage banking net revenue
55
52
65
66
75
6%
(27%)
Wealth and asset management revenue
103
108
100
101
101
(5%)
2%
Card and processing revenue
79
74
79
79
82
7%
(4%)
Other noninterest income
85
77
137
336
80
10%
6%
Securities gains (losses), net
-
-
(3)
4
6
-
(100%)
Securities gains, net - non-qualifying
hedges on mortgage servicing rights
2
-
-
-
-
100%
100%
Total noninterest income
$564
$523
$620
$840
$599
8%
(6%)

Noninterest income of $564 million increased $41 million sequentially and decreased $35 million compared with prior year results. The sequential and year-over-year comparisons reflect the impacts described below.

Noninterest Income excluding certain items
($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
June
2017
2017
2016
Seq
Yr/Yr
Noninterest Income excluding certain items
Noninterest income (U.S. GAAP)
$564
$523
$599
Valuation of Visa total return swap
9
13
50
Vantiv warrant valuation
-
-
(19)
Gain on sale of certain branches
-
-
(11)
Gain on sale of the non-strategic agented bankcard loan portfolio
-
-
(11)
Securities (gains) / losses
-
-
(6)
Securities gains, net - non-qualifying
(2)
-
-
hedges on mortgage servicing rights
Noninterest income excluding certain items(b)
$571
$536
$602
7%
(5%)

Excluding the items in the table above, noninterest income of $571 million increased $35 million, or 7 percent, from the previous quarter and decreased $31 million, or 5 percent, from the second quarter of 2016. The sequential increase was primarily due to increases in corporate banking revenue and other noninterest income, partially offset by a decrease in wealth and asset management revenue from the seasonally strong first quarter of 2017. The year-over-year decrease was driven by declines in mortgage banking net revenue and corporate banking revenue.

Corporate banking revenue of $101 million increased 36 percent sequentially and decreased 14 percent from the second quarter of 2016. The sequential increase reflected a $31 million lease remarketing impairment related to an oilfield services exposure in the first quarter of 2017. Excluding this impairment, corporate banking revenue decreased 4 percent sequentially, primarily driven by a decline in institutional sales revenue and foreign exchange revenue, partially offset by increases in other corporate banking revenue. The year-over-year decrease was primarily driven by a decline in foreign exchange fees and loan syndication revenue, partially offset by an increase in lease remarketing fees.

Mortgage banking net revenue was $55 million in the second quarter of 2017, up $3 million from the first quarter of 2017 and down $20 million from the second quarter of 2016. Originations of $2.3 billion in the current quarter increased 17 percent sequentially and decreased 16 percent from the second quarter of 2016. Second quarter 2017 originations resulted in $37 million of origination fees and gains on loan sales, compared with $29 million during the previous quarter and $54 million during the second quarter of 2016. Net mortgage servicing revenue (which consists of gross mortgage servicing fees, MSR decay/amortization, net valuation adjustments on MSRs and mark-to-market adjustments on free-standing off-balance sheet derivatives used to economically hedge the MSR portfolio) was $18 million this quarter, $23 million in the first quarter of 2017, and $21 million in the second quarter of 2016. Gross mortgage servicing fees were $49 million this quarter, $47 million in the first quarter of 2017, and $50 million in the second quarter of 2016. MSR decay/amortization was $30 million this quarter, $27 million in the first quarter of 2017, and $35 million in the second quarter of 2016. Net servicing asset valuation adjustments resulted in a negative $1 million impact in the second quarter of 2017, positive $3 million in the first quarter of 2017, and positive $6 million in the second quarter of 2016.

Wealth and asset management revenue of $103 million decreased 5 percent from the first quarter of 2017 and increased 2 percent from the second quarter of 2016. The sequential decrease was primarily driven by seasonally lower tax-related private client services revenue, partially offset by higher personal asset management revenue. The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by higher personal asset management and brokerage revenue.

Card and processing revenue of $79 million in the second quarter of 2017 increased 7 percent sequentially and decreased 4 percent from the second quarter of 2016. The sequential increase reflected an increase in customer transactions and spend volume. The year-over-year decrease was impacted by higher rewards in the second quarter of 2017.

Other noninterest income totaled $85 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $77 million in the previous quarter and $80 million in the second quarter of 2016. The reported results included the valuation of the Visa total return swap, Vantiv-related adjustments, and other items as shown in the table on page 9. For the second quarter of 2017, excluding these items, other noninterest income of $94 million increased approximately $4 million, or 4 percent, from the first quarter of 2017 and increased $5 million, or 6 percent, from the second quarter of 2016.

Net gains/losses on investment securities were immaterial in the second quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2017, compared with a $6 million net gain in the second quarter of 2016. Net gains on securities held as non-qualifying hedges for the MSR portfolio were $2 million in the second quarter of 2017.

Noninterest Expense
($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
% Change
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Seq
Yr/Yr
Noninterest Expense
Salaries, wages and incentives
$397
$411
$403
$400
$407
(3%)
(2%)
Employee benefits
86
111
76
78
85
(23%)
1%
Net occupancy expense
70
78
73
73
75
(10%)
(7%)
Technology and communications
57
58
56
62
60
(2%)
(5%)
Equipment expense
29
28
29
29
30
4%
(3%)
Card and processing expense
33
30
31
30
37
10%
(11%)
Other noninterest expense
285
270
292
301
289
6%
(1%)
Total noninterest expense
$957
$986
$960
$973
$983
(3%)
(3%)

Noninterest expense of $957 million decreased $29 million, or 3 percent, compared with the first quarter of 2017 and decreased $26 million, or 3 percent, compared with the second quarter of 2016. The sequential decrease was driven by lower compensation-related expenses, primarily attributed to lower long-term incentive compensation expense and seasonally lower FICA expense, as well as lower occupancy expense. The sequential improvement was partially offset by higher other noninterest expense, primarily due to higher marketing expense associated with the new brand campaign. The year-over-year decrease was driven by lower compensation-related expenses, lower occupancy expense, and lower card and processing expense predominantly due to contract renegotiations. As previously disclosed, both the sequential and year-over-year comparisons were impacted by $18 million in long-term incentive compensation expense recognized in the first quarter of 2017 that would have otherwise been recognized in the second quarter. This was due to a change in the grant date for employee share-based compensation.

Credit Quality
($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Total net losses charged-off
Commercial and industrial loans
($18)
($36)
($25)
($61)
($39)
Commercial mortgage loans
(5)
(5)
(2)
(2)
(6)
Commercial construction loans
-
-
-
-
-
Commercial leases
(1)
(1)
(1)
-
(1)
Residential mortgage loans
(2)
(5)
(2)
(2)
(2)
Home equity
(5)
(6)
(6)
(7)
(6)
Automobile loans
(6)
(11)
(11)
(9)
(8)
Credit card
(22)
(22)
(19)
(20)
(21)
Other consumer loans and leases
(5)
(3)
(7)
(6)
(4)
Total net losses charged-off
($64)
($89)
($73)
($107)
($87)
Total losses charged-off
($95)
($107)
($97)
($137)
($105)
Total recoveries of losses previously charged-off
31
18
24
30
18
Total net losses charged-off
($64)
($89)
($73)
($107)
($87)
Ratios (annualized)
Net losses charged-off as a percent of average portfolio loans and
leases (excluding held for sale)
0.28%
0.40%
0.31%
0.45%
0.37%
Commercial
0.17%
0.29%
0.20%
0.43%
0.32%
Consumer
0.46%
0.56%
0.49%
0.49%
0.45%

Net charge-offs were $64 million, or 28 bps of average portfolio loans and leases on an annualized basis, in the second quarter of 2017 compared with net charge-offs of $89 million, or 40 bps, in the first quarter of 2017 and $87 million, or 37 bps, in the second quarter of 2016.

Commercial net charge-offs of $24 million, or 17 bps, decreased $18 million sequentially. This primarily reflected an $18 million decrease in net charge-offs of C&I loans. C&I net charge-offs were positively impacted by higher than normal recoveries.

Consumer net charge-offs of $40 million, or 46 bps, decreased $7 million sequentially. Compared with the previous quarter, net charge-offs on residential mortgage loans decreased $3 million. Net charge-offs on the home equity portfolio decreased $1 million from the previous quarter. Net charge-offs on the auto portfolio decreased $5 million from the previous quarter. Net charge-offs on credit card loans were flat from the first quarter of 2017. Net charge-offs on other consumer loans increased $2 million sequentially.

($ in millions)
For the Three Months Ended
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Allowance for Credit Losses
Allowance for loan and lease losses, beginning
$1,238
$1,253
$1,272
$1,299
$1,295
Total net losses charged-off
(64)
(89)
(73)
(107)
(87)
Provision for loan and lease losses
52
74
54
80
91
Allowance for loan and lease losses, ending
$1,226
$1,238
$1,253
$1,272
$1,299
Reserve for unfunded commitments, beginning
$159
$161
$162
$151
$144
Provision for unfunded commitments
3
(2)
(1)
11
7
Reserve for unfunded commitments, ending
$162
$159
$161
$162
$151
Components of allowance for credit losses:
Allowance for loan and lease losses
$1,226
$1,238
$1,253
$1,272
$1,299
Reserve for unfunded commitments
162
159
161
162
151
Total allowance for credit losses
$1,388
$1,397
$1,414
$1,434
$1,450
Allowance for loan and lease losses ratio
As a percent of portfolio loans and leases
1.34%
1.35%
1.36%
1.37%
1.38%
As a percent of nonperforming loans and leases(f)
200%
188%
190%
212%
188%
As a percent of nonperforming assets(f)
185%
172%
170%
182%
161%

Provision for loan and lease losses totaled $52 million in the second quarter of 2017. As of quarter end the allowance represented 1.34 percent of total portfolio loans and leases outstanding as of quarter end, compared with 1.35 percent last quarter, and represented 200 percent of nonperforming loans and leases, and 185 percent of nonperforming assets.

Provision for loan and lease losses decreased $22 million from the first quarter of 2017 and $39 million from the second quarter of 2016, primarily driven by improving criticized assets and nonperforming loans. The allowance for loan and lease losses decreased $12 million sequentially.

($ in millions)
As of
June
March
December
September
June
Nonperforming Assets and Delinquent Loans
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Nonaccrual portfolio loans and leases:
Commercial and industrial loans
$225
$251
$302
$235
$254
Commercial mortgage loans
15
21
27
31
39
Commercial construction loans
-
-
-
-
-
Commercial leases
1
-
2
-
4
Residential mortgage loans
19
21
17
19
27
Home equity
52
53
55
59
61
Total nonaccrual portfolio loans and leases (excludes restructured
$312
$346
$403
$344
$385
loans)
Nonaccrual restructured portfolio commercial loans and leases(g)
244
251
192
194
242
Nonaccrual restructured portfolio consumer loans and leases
58
60
65
63
66
Total nonaccrual portfolio loans and leases
$614
$657
$660
$601
$693
Repossessed property
11
14
15
13
15
OREO
37
50 i
63 i
84 i
97 i
Total nonperforming portfolio assets(f)
$662
$721
$738
$698
$805
Nonaccrual loans held for sale
7
7
4
91
20
Nonaccrual restructured loans held for sale
1
2
9
9
-
Total nonperforming assets
$670
$730
$751
$798
$825
Restructured Portfolio consumer loans and leases (accrual)
$933
$950
$959
$972
$982
Restructured Portfolio commercial loans and leases (accrual)(g)
$224
$277
$321
$408
$431
Total loans and leases 30-89 days past due (accrual)
$190
$180
$231
$205
$196
Total loans and leases 90 days past due (accrual)
$75
$75
$84
$76
$65
Nonperforming portfolio loans and leases as a percent of portfolio
loans, leases and other assets, including OREO(f)
0.67%
0.72%
0.72%
0.64%
0.74%
Nonperforming portfolio assets as a percent of portfolio loans and
leases and OREO(f)
0.72%
0.79%
0.80%
0.75%
0.86%

Total nonperforming portfolio assets decreased $59 million, or 8 percent, from the previous quarter to $662 million. Portfolio nonperforming loans (NPLs) at quarter-end decreased $43 million from the previous quarter to $614 million, or 0.67 percent of total portfolio loans, leases and OREO.

Commercial portfolio NPLs decreased $38 million from last quarter to $485 million, or 0.86 percent of commercial portfolio loans, leases and OREO. Consumer portfolio NPLs decreased $5 million from last quarter to $129 million, or 0.37 percent of consumer portfolio loans, leases and OREO.

OREO balances decreased $13 million from the prior quarter to $37 million, and included $23 million in commercial OREO and $14 million in consumer OREO. Repossessed personal property decreased $3 million from the prior quarter to $11 million.

Loans over 90 days past due and still accruing were flat from the first quarter of 2017 at $75 million. Loans 30-89 days past due of $190 million increased $10 million from the previous quarter.

Capital and Liquidity Position
For the Three Months Ended
June
March
December
September
June
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
Capital Position
Average total Bancorp shareholders’ equity to average assets
11.84%
11.72%
11.66%
11.83%
11.60%
Tangible equity(b)
9.98%
10.12%
9.82%
9.73%
9.59%
Tangible common equity (excluding unrealized gains/losses)(b)
9.02%
9.15%
8.87%
8.78%
8.64%
Tangible common equity (including unrealized gains/losses)(b)
9.12%
9.20%
8.91%
9.24%
9.18%
Regulatory capital ratios:
CET1 capital(c)
10.63%
10.76%
10.39%
10.17%
9.94%
Tier I risk-based capital(c)
11.76%
11.90%
11.50%
11.27%
11.03%
Total risk-based capital(c)
15.22%
15.45%
15.02%
14.88%
14.66%
Tier I leverage
10.07%
10.15%
9.90%
9.80%
9.64%
CET1 capital (fully phased-in)(b)(c)
10.52%
10.66%
10.29%
10.09%
9.86%
Book value per share
$20.42
$20.13
$19.82
$20.44
$20.09
Tangible book value per share(b)
$17.11
$16.89
$16.60
$17.22
$16.93
Modified liquidity coverage ratio (LCR)(h)
122%
119%
128%
115%
110%

Capital ratios remained strong during the quarter. The CET1 ratio was 10.63 percent, the tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio(b) was 9.02 percent (excluding unrealized gains/losses), and 9.12 percent (including unrealized gains/losses). The Tier I risk-based capital ratio was 11.76 percent, the Total risk-based capital ratio was 15.22 percent, and the Tier I leverage ratio was 10.07 percent.

Book value per share at June 30, 2017 was $20.42 and tangible book value per share(b) was $17.11, compared with the March 31, 2017 book value per share of $20.13 and tangible book value per share(b) of $16.89.

On May 1, 2017, Fifth Third initially settled a share repurchase agreement whereby Fifth Third would purchase $342 million of its outstanding stock. This reduced second quarter common shares outstanding by 11.6 million shares. Settlement of the forward contract related to this agreement is expected to occur on or before July 26, 2017.

On June 28, 2017, Fifth Third announced that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System did not object to Fifth Third’s 2017 CCAR capital plan for the period beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. 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 $0.16 from $0.14 beginning 3Q 2017 and to $0.18 beginning 2Q 2018, a 29 percent increase over the current dividend rate

The repurchase of common shares in an amount up to $1.161 billion, or a 76 percent increase over the 2016 capital plan. These repurchases include: -- $88 million in repurchases related to share issuances under employee benefit plans

$48 million in repurchases related to previously-recognized Vantiv 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 Vantiv, Inc. ("Vantiv") common stock

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 Vantiv or potential future TRAs that may be generated from additional sales of Vantiv

Tax Rate

The effective tax rate was 25.9 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared with 22.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017 and 23.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016.

Other

Fifth Third Bank owns approximately 35 million units representing a 17.7 percent interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, convertible into shares of Vantiv, Inc., a publicly traded firm. Based upon Vantiv’s closing price of $63.34 on June 30, 2017, our interest in Vantiv was valued at approximately $2.2 billion. Next month in our 10-Q, we will update our disclosure of the carrying value of our interest in Vantiv stock, which was $430 million as of March 31, 2017. The difference between the market value and the book value of Fifth Third’s interest in Vantiv’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 10:00 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 4, 2017 by dialing 800-585-8367 for domestic access or 404-537-3406 for international access (passcode 44812729#).

Corporate Profile

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had $141 billion in assets and operates 1,157 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,461 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 more than 45,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third also has a 17.7% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2017, had $330 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $34 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(R) Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB."

Earnings Release End Notes

(a)
Assumes a 35% tax rate.
(b)
Non-GAAP measure; see discussion of non-GAAP and Reg. G
reconciliation beginning on page 32 in Exhibit 99.1 of 8-K filing
dated 07/21/17.
(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 values are added together resulting in the Bancorp’s total
risk-weighted assets used in the calculation of the tier I
risk-based capital and common equity tier 1 ratios. Current period
regulatory capital ratios are estimated.
(d)
Net tax deficiencies of $5 million and $0 were reclassified from
capital surplus to applicable income tax expense and average common
shares outstanding - diluted were adjusted at June 30, 2016 and
September 30, 2016, respectively, related to the early adoption of
ASU 2016-09 during the fourth quarter of 2016, with an effective
date of January 1, 2016.
(e)
Includes commercial customer Eurodollar sweep balances for which the
Bancorp pays rates comparable to other commercial deposit accounts.
(f)
Excludes nonaccrual loans in loans held for sale.
(g)
As of June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, 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. As of September 30, 2016, and June
30, 2016, excludes $7 million of restructured accruing loans and $20
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.
(h)
The Bancorp became subject to the Modified LCR regulations effective
January 1, 2016. (Current period LCR is estimated)

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains statements that we believe are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 175 promulgated thereunder, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rule 3b-6 promulgated thereunder. These statements relate to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance or business. They usually can be identified by the use of forward-looking language such as "will likely result," "may," "are expected to," "anticipates," "potential," "estimate," "forecast," "projected," "intends to," or may include other similar words or phrases such as "believes," "plans," "trend," "objective," "continue," "remain," or similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," "might," "can," or similar verbs. You should not place undue reliance on these statements, as they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the risk factors set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as updated from time to time by our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind these risks and uncertainties, as well as any cautionary statements we may make. Moreover, you should treat these statements as speaking only as of the date they are made and based only on information then actually known to us. There is a risk that additional information may become known during the company’s quarterly closing process or as a result of subsequent events that could affect the accuracy of the statements and financial information contained herein.

There are a number of important factors that could cause future results to differ materially from historical performance and these forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic or real estate market conditions, either nationally or in the states in which Fifth Third, one or more acquired entities and/or the combined company do business, weaken or are less favorable than expected; (2) deteriorating credit quality; (3) political developments, wars or other hostilities may disrupt or increase volatility in securities markets or other economic conditions; (4) changes in the interest rate environment reduce interest margins; (5) prepayment speeds, loan origination and sale volumes, charge-offs and loan loss provisions; (6) Fifth Third’s ability to maintain required capital levels and adequate sources of funding and liquidity; (7) maintaining capital requirements and adequate sources of funding and liquidity may limit Fifth Third’s operations and potential growth; (8) changes and trends in capital markets; (9) problems encountered by larger or similar financial institutions may adversely affect the banking industry and/or Fifth Third; (10) competitive pressures among depository institutions increase significantly; (11) changes in customer preferences or information technology systems; (12) effects of critical accounting policies and judgments; (13) changes in accounting policies or procedures as may be required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) or other regulatory agencies; (14) legislative or regulatory changes or actions, or significant litigation, adversely affect Fifth Third, one or more acquired entities and/or the combined company or the businesses in which Fifth Third, one or more acquired entities and/or the combined company are engaged, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; (15) ability to maintain favorable ratings from rating agencies; (16) failure of models or risk management systems or controls; (17) fluctuation of Fifth Third’s stock price; (18) ability to attract and retain key personnel; (19) ability to receive dividends from its subsidiaries; (20) potentially dilutive effect of future acquisitions on current shareholders’ ownership of Fifth Third; (21) declines in the value of Fifth Third’s goodwill or other intangible assets; (22) effects of accounting or financial results of one or more acquired entities; (23) difficulties from Fifth Third’s investment in, relationship with, and nature of the operations of Vantiv Holding, LLC; (24) loss of income from any sale or potential sale of businesses (25) difficulties in separating the operations of any branches or other assets divested; (26) losses or adverse impacts on the carrying values of branches and long-lived assets in connection with their sales or anticipated sales; (27) inability to achieve expected benefits from branch consolidations and planned sales within desired timeframes, if at all; (28) ability to secure confidential information and deliver products and services through the use of computer systems and telecommunications networks; and (29) the impact of reputational risk created by these developments on such matters as business generation and retention, funding and liquidity.

You should refer to our periodic and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or "SEC," for further information on other factors, which could cause actual results to be significantly different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

In this release, we may sometimes provide non-GAAP financial information. Please note that although non-GAAP financial measures provide useful insight to analysts, investors and regulators, they should not be considered in isolation or relied upon as a substitute for analysis using GAAP measures. We provide GAAP reconciliations for non-GAAP measures in a later slide in this presentation as well as in our earnings release, both of which are available in the investor relations section of our website, www.53.com.

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