STI
$54.55
Suntrust Banks
($.24)
(.44%)
Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM
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Suntrust Banks Beats

Suntrust Banks (STI) reported 1st Quarter March 2017 earnings of $0.87 per share on revenue of $2.4 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.84 per share on revenue of $2.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.85 per share. Revenue grew 8.3% on a year-over-year basis.

SunTrust Banks Inc is a bank holding company and a financial holding company with commercial banking organizations whose businesses provide financial services to consumer, business and corporate clients.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.87
Earnings Whisper
$0.85
Consensus Estimate
$0.84
Reported Revenue
$2.38 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.20 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

SunTrust Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) reported net income available to common shareholders of $451 million, or $0.91 per average common diluted share, which includes $0.04 of tax benefits. When adjusting for these benefits, earnings were $0.87, down 3% sequentially, given typical seasonality, and up 4% compared to the prior year as a result of strong 7% revenue growth and reduced shares outstanding.

"Our performance this quarter is the direct result of the investments we have been making in strengthening our franchise and diversifying our business mix," said William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. "2017 is off to a good start and we remain committed to investing in client growth, improving efficiency, and increasing capital returns."

First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

(Commentary is on a fully taxable-equivalent basis unless otherwise noted. Consistent with SEC guidance in Industry Guide 3 that contemplates the calculation of tax-exempt income on a tax equivalent basis, net interest income, net interest margin, total revenue, and efficiency ratios are provided on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, which generally assumes a 35% marginal federal tax rate and state income taxes, where applicable. We provide unadjusted amounts in the table on page 3 of this news release and detailed reconciliations and additional information in Appendix A on pages 12 and 13.)

Income Statement

Net income available to common shareholders was $451 million, or $0.91 per average common diluted share, compared to $0.90 for the prior quarter and $0.84 for the first quarter of 2016.

-- This quarter was favorably impacted by $0.04 per share of discrete tax benefits.

Total revenue increased 3% compared to the prior quarter and 7% compared to the first quarter of 2016.

These increases were driven largely by higher net interest income and record investment banking performance in the first quarter of 2017.

Net interest margin was 3.09% in the current quarter, up 9 basis points sequentially and up 5 basis points compared to the prior year, driven by higher earning asset yields as a result of the steeper yield curve and the increase in benchmark interest rates. Compared to the prior year, the net interest margin was also favorably impacted by continued positive mix shift in the loan portfolio.

Provision for credit losses increased $18 million sequentially as a result of a reserve release in the prior quarter.

-- Noninterest expense increased 5% sequentially and 11% compared to the prior year.

The sequential increase was driven primarily by the seasonal increase in employee benefit costs in addition to incremental costs associated with the Pillar acquisition.

Compared to the prior year, the increase was driven largely by higher compensation associated with improved business and stock price performance, ongoing investments in talent, higher FDIC premiums, and costs associated with efficiency initiatives including branch closures.

The efficiency and tangible efficiency ratios in the current quarter were 65.2% and 64.6%, respectively, both higher than the prior quarter as strong revenue growth was offset by seasonally higher noninterest expense (as outlined above).

Balance Sheet

Average loan balances increased 1% sequentially and 4% year-over-year, driven primarily by growth in consumer and C&I, partially offset by declines in residential home equity products.

Average consumer and commercial deposits increased 1% sequentially and 6% compared to the first quarter of 2016, driven by growth in NOW and money market account balances for both periods, as well as an increase in demand deposits year-over-year.

Capital

Estimated capital ratios continue to be well above regulatory requirements. The Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") ratio was estimated to be 9.7% as of March 31, 2017, and 9.5% on a fully phased-in basis.

During the quarter, the Company repurchased $414 million of its outstanding common stock, which included $240 million under its 2016 capital plan and an incremental $174 million under the 1% of Tier 1 Capital de-minimis exception permitted under the applicable 2016 Capital Plan Rule.

Book value per common share was $45.62 and tangible book value per common share was $33.06, both up slightly from December 31, 2016, driven by growth in retained earnings.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming loans decreased $56 million from the prior quarter and represented 0.55% of total loans at March 31, 2017.

Net charge-offs for the current quarter were $112 million, or 0.32% of average loans on an annualized basis, down $24 million sequentially.

The provision for credit losses increased $18 million sequentially as a result of a reserve release in the prior quarter.

At March 31, 2017, the ALLL to period-end loans ratio increased 1 basis point from the prior quarter.

Income Statement (Dollars in millions, except per share data) 1Q 2017
4Q 2016
3Q 2016
2Q 2016
1Q 2016
Net interest income
$1,366
$1,343
$1,308
$1,288
$1,282
Net interest income-FTE 2
1,400
1,377
1,342
1,323
1,318
Net interest margin
3.02
%
2.93
%
2.88
%
2.91
%
2.96
%
Net interest margin-FTE 2
3.09
3.00
2.96
2.99
3.04
Noninterest income
$847
$815
$889
$898
$781
Total revenue
2,213
2,158
2,197
2,186
2,063
Total revenue-FTE 2
2,247
2,192
2,231
2,221
2,099
Noninterest expense
1,465
1,397
1,409
1,345
1,318
Provision for credit losses
119
101
97
146
101
Net income available to common shareholders
451
448
457
475
430
Earnings per average common diluted share
0.91
0.90
0.91
0.94
0.84
Balance Sheet (Dollars in billions)
Average loans
$143.7
$142.6
$142.3
$141.2
$138.4
Average consumer and commercial deposits
158.9
158.0
155.3
154.2
149.2
Capital
Capital ratios at period end 1 :
Tier 1 capital (transitional)
10.40
%
10.28
%
10.50
%
10.57
%
10.63
%
Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") (transitional)
9.69
9.59
9.78
9.84
9.90
Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") (fully phased-in) 2
9.54
9.43
9.66
9.73
9.77
Total average shareholders’ equity to total average assets
11.59
11.84
12.12
12.11
12.33
Asset Quality
Net charge-offs to average loans (annualized)
0.32
%
0.38
%
0.35
%
0.39
%
0.25
%
Allowance for loan and lease losses to period-end loans
1.20
1.19
1.23
1.25
1.27
Nonperforming loans to total loans
0.55
0.59
0.67
0.67
0.70
1 Current period Tier 1 capital and CET1 ratios are estimated as of the date of this news release.
2 See Appendix A on page 12 for non-U.S. GAAP reconciliations and additional information.

Consolidated Financial Performance Details

(Commentary is on a fully taxable-equivalent basis unless otherwise noted)

Revenue

Total revenue was $2.2 billion for the current quarter, an increase of $55 million compared to the prior quarter. Net interest income increased $23 million sequentially due to a higher net interest margin and growth in average earning assets. Noninterest income increased $32 million sequentially driven by higher investment banking and mortgage-related income. Compared to the first quarter of 2016, total revenue increased $148 million, driven by an $82 million increase in net interest income (due to the same reasons noted above) and a $69 million increase in investment banking income.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income was $1.4 billion for the current quarter, an increase of $23 million and $82 million compared to the prior quarter and prior year, respectively. Both increases were driven primarily by an increase in the net interest margin and growth in earning assets.

Net interest margin for the current quarter was 3.09%, compared to 3.00% in the prior quarter and 3.04% in the first quarter of 2016. The 9 and 5 basis point increases relative to the prior quarter and prior year were driven primarily by higher earning asset yields as a result of the steeper yield curve and the increase in benchmark interest rates. Compared to the prior year, the net interest margin was also favorably impacted by continued positive mix shift in the loan portfolio.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income was $847 million for the current quarter, compared to $815 million for the prior quarter and $781 million for the first quarter of 2016. The $32 million sequential increase was due primarily to higher investment banking and mortgage-related income, partially offset by a decrease in commercial real estate related income due to typical seasonality. Compared to the first quarter of 2016, noninterest income increased $66 million, driven largely by record investment banking income, partially offset by lower mortgage-related income.

Investment banking income was $167 million for the current quarter, compared to $122 million in the prior quarter and $98 million in the first quarter of 2016. The $45 million increase compared to the prior quarter and $69 million increase compared to the first quarter of 2016 were due to broad-based growth across most products, particularly syndicated finance and M&A advisory, which both had record quarters.

Trading income was $51 million for the current quarter, compared to $58 million in the prior quarter and $55 million in the first quarter of 2016. The sequential decrease was due primarily to lower counterparty credit valuation reserves recognized in the prior quarter, which offset the increase in core trading revenue in the current quarter. The decrease compared to the first quarter of 2016 was driven largely by lower client-related interest rate hedging activity.

Mortgage production income for the current quarter was $53 million, compared to $78 million for the prior quarter and $60 million for the first quarter of 2016. The $25 million sequential decrease was due primarily to lower refinancing activity in addition to a mortgage repurchase reserve release in the prior quarter. Mortgage application volume decreased 6% sequentially and 16% compared to the first quarter of 2016, and closed loan volume decreased 37% sequentially, but increased 11% compared to the first quarter of 2016.

Mortgage servicing income was $58 million for the current quarter, compared to $25 million in the prior quarter and $62 million in the first quarter of 2016. The $33 million sequential increase was due to higher servicing fees (driven by acquisitions which closed in the first quarter of 2017) and lower servicing asset decay. At March 31, 2017 and 2016, the servicing portfolio totaled $164.5 billion and $148.9 billion, respectively.

Trust and investment management income was $75 million for the current quarter, compared to $73 million for the prior quarter and $75 million for the first quarter of 2016. The $2 million increase from the prior quarter was primarily due to an increase in trust and institutional assets under management.

Client transaction-related fees (namely service charges on deposits, other charges and fees, and card fees) decreased $3 million compared to the prior quarter due largely to the residual impact of the enhanced posting order process instituted during the fourth quarter of 2016. Compared to first quarter of 2016, client transaction-related fees were stable.

Commercial real estate related income was $20 million for the current quarter, compared to $33 million for the prior quarter and $17 million for the first quarter of 2016. This new income statement line item includes noninterest income from Pillar & Cohen Financial ("Pillar"), which the Company acquired in December 2016, as well as noninterest income from other commercial real estate-related businesses (specifically Structured Real Estate and SunTrust Community Capital), which were previously recorded in ’other noninterest income’. The $13 million sequential decrease was due largely to a decline in revenue from SunTrust Community Capital, which is typically higher in the fourth quarter. The $3 million increase compared to the first quarter of 2016 was attributable to income from Pillar, partially muted by higher structured real estate-related revenue in the first quarter of 2016.

Other noninterest income was $30 million for the current quarter, compared to $29 million in the prior quarter and $21 million in the first quarter of 2016. The $9 million increase compared to the prior year was due primarily to gains on the sale of affordable housing investments recognized in the current quarter as well as certain asset impairment charges recognized during the first quarter of 2016.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense was $1.5 billion in the current quarter, representing a sequential increase of $68 million and an increase of $147 million compared to the first quarter of 2016. The sequential increase was driven by the seasonal increase in employee benefit costs in addition to incremental costs associated with the Pillar acquisition. The increase relative to the prior year was driven by higher costs associated with improved business and stock price performance, ongoing investments in talent, higher FDIC premiums, and costs associated with ongoing efficiency initiatives including branch closures and severance costs.

Employee compensation and benefits expense was $852 million in the current quarter, compared to $762 million in the prior quarter and $774 million in the first quarter of 2016. The sequential increase of $90 million was due to the seasonal increase in employee benefit costs and incremental compensation costs associated with the Pillar acquisition. The $78 million increase compared to the first quarter of 2016 was due primarily to higher compensation costs associated with improved business performance and stock price performance, continued investments in talent and technology, and the incremental compensation costs associated with the Pillar acquisition.

Operating losses were $32 million in the current quarter, compared to $23 million in the prior quarter and $24 million in the first quarter of 2016. The increase relative to both quarters was due primarily to higher legal accruals recognized during the current quarter.

Outside processing and software expense was $205 million in the current quarter, compared to $209 million in the prior quarter and $198 million in the first quarter of 2016. The $4 million sequential decrease was due to normal quarterly variability. The $7 million year-over-year increase was driven primarily by higher utilization of third-party services as a result of increased business activity.

FDIC premium and regulatory expense was $48 million in the current quarter, compared to $46 million in the prior quarter and $36 million in the first quarter of 2016. The increase compared to the prior year was driven by the FDIC surcharge on large banks, which became effective during the third quarter of 2016, and a larger assessment base attributable to balance sheet growth.

Marketing and customer development expense was $42 million in the current quarter, compared to $52 million in the prior quarter and $44 million in the first quarter of 2016. The decrease relative to both quarters was driven by normal quarterly variability in advertising and client development costs.

Net occupancy expense was $92 million in the current quarter, compared to $94 million in the prior quarter and $85 million in the first quarter of 2016. The increase relative to the prior year was due primarily to a reduction in amortized gains from prior sale leaseback transactions.

Other noninterest expense was $142 million in the current quarter, compared to $154 million in the prior quarter and $107 million in the first quarter of 2016. The $12 million sequential decrease was due largely to higher legal and consulting costs incurred in the prior quarter. The $35 million year-over-year increase was driven primarily by higher legal and consulting fees and higher branch closure and severance costs incurred in the current quarter.

Income Taxes

For the current quarter, the Company recorded an income tax provision of $159 million, compared to $193 million for the prior quarter and $195 million for the first quarter of 2016. The decrease relative to both quarters was attributable in large part to a $22 million discrete tax benefit related to share-based compensation recognized during the current quarter (in accordance with ASU 2016-09, which the Company adopted in the second quarter of 2016). The effective tax rate for the current quarter was 25%, compared to 29% in the prior quarter and 30% in the first quarter of 2016.

Balance Sheet

At March 31, 2017, the Company had total assets of $205.6 billion and total shareholders’ equity of $23.5 billion, representing 11% of total assets. Book value per common share was $45.62 and tangible book value per common share was $33.06, both up slightly compared to December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016, driven primarily by growth in retained earnings.

Loans

Average performing loans were $142.8 billion for the current quarter, a 1% increase over the prior quarter and a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2016. The sequential and year-over-year growth was driven largely by increases in consumer and C&I, offset partially by declines in home equity products.

Deposits

Average consumer and commercial deposits for the current quarter were $158.9 billion, a 1% increase over the prior quarter and a 6% increase over the first quarter of 2016. The sequential growth was due largely to a 4% increase in NOW account balances and a 1% increase in money market account balances, offset largely by a 4% decrease in demand deposits. Compared to the first quarter of 2016, growth was driven primarily by increases in NOW, money market, and demand deposit accounts.

Capital and Liquidity

The Company’s estimated capital ratios were well above current regulatory requirements with the Common Equity Tier 1 ratio estimated to be 9.7% at March 31, 2017, and 9.5% on a fully phased-in basis. The ratios of average total equity to average total assets and tangible common equity to tangible assets were 11.6% and 8.1%, respectively, at March 31, 2017. The Company continues to have substantial available liquidity in the form of cash, high-quality government-backed or government-sponsored securities, and other available contingency funding sources.

The Company declared a common stock dividend of $0.26 per common share and repurchased $414 million of its outstanding common stock in the first quarter of 2017, which included $240 million as originally contemplated under its 2016 capital plan and an incremental $174 million of common stock under the 1% of Tier 1 Capital de-minimis exception permitted under the applicable 2016 Capital Plan Rule. The Company currently expects to repurchase approximately $240 million of additional common stock during the second quarter of 2017 to complete its 2016 capital plan.

Asset Quality

Total nonperforming assets were $858 million at March 31, 2017, down $61 million compared to the prior quarter and $177 million compared to the first quarter of 2016. The decrease in nonperforming assets compared to both the prior quarter and the prior year was due primarily to the continued resolution of problem energy credits. The ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans was 0.55%, 0.59%, and 0.70% at March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and March 31, 2016, respectively.

Net charge-offs were $112 million during the current quarter, a decrease of $24 million compared to the prior quarter and an increase of $27 million compared to the first quarter of 2016. The decrease compared to the prior quarter was driven by lower net charge-offs associated with energy, commercial construction, and residential mortgages. The increase compared to the prior year was driven primarily by higher commercial charge-offs. The ratio of annualized net charge-offs to total average loans was 0.32% during the current quarter, compared to 0.38% during the prior quarter and 0.25% during the first quarter of 2016. The provision for credit losses was $119 million in the current quarter, an increase of $18 million compared to both the prior quarter and the first quarter of 2016.

At March 31, 2017, the allowance for loan and lease losses was $1.7 billion, which represented 1.20% of total loans, an increase of $5 million, or 1 basis point, relative to December 31, 2016.

Early stage delinquencies were 0.72% at March 31, 2017, unchanged compared to the prior quarter. Excluding government-guaranteed loans which accounts for 0.50%, early stage delinquencies were 0.22%, down 5 basis points from the prior quarter and down 7 basis points compared to a year ago.

Accruing restructured loans totaled $2.5 billion and nonaccruing restructured loans totaled $329 million at March 31, 2017, of which $2.6 billion were residential loans, $170 million were consumer loans, and $150 million were commercial loans.

OTHER INFORMATION

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Company has three business segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of March 31, 2017, SunTrust had total assets of $206 billion and total deposits of $163 billion. The Company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Join the movement at onUp.com.

Business Segment Results

The Company has included its business segment financial tables as part of this release. All revenue in the business segment tables is reported on a fully taxable-equivalent basis. For the business segments, results include net interest income, which is computed using matched-maturity funds transfer pricing. Further, provision for credit losses represents net charge-offs by segment combined with an allocation to the segments of the provision attributable to quarterly changes in the allowance for loan and lease losses and unfunded commitment reserve balances. SunTrust also reports results for Corporate Other, which includes the Treasury department as well as the residual expense associated with operational and support expense allocations. The Corporate Other segment also includes differences created between internal management accounting practices and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("U.S. GAAP") and certain matched-maturity funds transfer pricing credits and charges. A detailed discussion of the business segment results will be included in the Company’s forthcoming Form 10-Q.

Corresponding Financial Tables and Information

Investors are encouraged to review the foregoing summary and discussion of SunTrust’s earnings and financial condition in conjunction with the detailed financial tables and information which SunTrust has also published today and SunTrust’s forthcoming Form 10-Q. Detailed financial tables and other information are also available at investors.suntrust.com. This information is also included in a current report on Form 8-K furnished with the SEC today.

Conference Call

SunTrust management will host a conference call on April 21, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the earnings results and business trends. Individuals may call in beginning at 7:45 a.m. (Eastern Time) by dialing 1-877-209-9920 (Passcode: SunTrust). Individuals calling from outside the United States should dial 1-612-332-1210 (Passcode: SunTrust). A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the call ends on April 21, 2017, and will remain available until May 21, 2017, by dialing 1-800-475-6701 (domestic) or 1-320-365-3844 (international) (Passcode: 420348). Alternatively, individuals may listen to the live webcast of the presentation by visiting the SunTrust investor relations website at investors.suntrust.com. Beginning the afternoon of April 21, 2017, listeners may access an archived version of the webcast in the "Events & Presentations" section of the investor relations website. This webcast will be archived and available for one year.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release includes non-GAAP financial measures to describe SunTrust’s performance. The reconciliations of those measures to GAAP measures are provided within or in the appendix to this news release beginning at page 12.

In this news release, consistent with Securities and Exchange Commission Industry Guide 3, the Company presents total revenue, net interest income, net interest margin, and efficiency ratios on a fully taxable equivalent ("FTE") basis, and ratios on an annualized basis. The FTE basis adjusts for the tax-favored status of net interest income from certain loans and investments using a federal tax rate of 35% and state income taxes where applicable to increase tax-exempt interest income to a taxable-equivalent basis. The Company believes this measure to be the preferred industry measurement of net interest income and it enhances comparability of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources. Total revenue-FTE equals net interest income-FTE plus noninterest income.

The Company presents the following additional non-GAAP measures because many investors find them useful. Specifically:

The Company presents the allowance for loan and lease losses and early stage delinquencies excluding government-guaranteed loans and fair value loans. The Company believes that the exclusion of loans that are held at fair value with no related allowance, and loans guaranteed by a government agency that do not have an associated allowance recorded due to nominal risk of principal loss, better depicts the allowance relative to loans the allowance is intended to cover.

The Company presents certain capital information on a tangible basis, including tangible equity, tangible common equity, the ratio of tangible equity to tangible assets, the ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets, tangible book value per share, and the return on tangible common shareholders’ equity, which removes the after-tax impact of purchase accounting intangible assets from shareholders’ equity and removes related intangible asset amortization from net income available to common shareholders. The Company believes these measures are useful to investors because, by removing the amount of intangible assets that result from merger and acquisition activity and amortization expense (the level of which may vary from company to company), it allows investors to more easily compare the Company’s capital position and return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity to other companies in the industry who present similar measures. The Company also believes that removing these items provides a more relevant measure of the return on the Company’s common shareholders’ equity. These measures are utilized by management to assess the capital adequacy and profitability of the Company.

Similarly, the Company presents an efficiency ratio-FTE and a tangible efficiency ratio-FTE. The efficiency ratio is computed by dividing noninterest expense by total revenue. Efficiency ratio-FTE is computed by dividing noninterest expense by total revenue-FTE. The tangible efficiency ratio-FTE excludes the amortization related to intangible assets and certain tax credits. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors because, by removing the impact of amortization (the level of which may vary from company to company), it allows investors to more easily compare the Company’s efficiency to other companies in the industry. This measure is utilized by management to assess the efficiency of the Company and its lines of business.

The Company presents the Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1), on a fully-phased in basis. Fully phased-in ratios consider a 250% risk-weighting for MSRs and deduction from capital of certain carryforward DTAs, the overfunded pension asset, and other intangible assets. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors who wish to understand the Company’s current compliance with future regulatory requirements.

Important Cautionary Statement About Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Statements regarding potential future share repurchases and future expected dividends are forward-looking statements. Also, any statement that does not describe historical or current facts is a forward-looking statement. These statements often include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "forecast," "goals," "targets," "initiatives," "focus," "potentially," "probably," "projects," "outlook" or similar expressions or future conditional verbs such as "may," "will," "should," "would," and "could." Forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of management and on information currently available to management. Our statements speak as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update these statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those contained in such statements in light of new information or future events.

Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on such statements. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward looking statements. Future dividends, and the amount of any such dividend, must be declared by our board of directors in the future in their discretion. Also, future share repurchases and the timing of any such repurchase are subject to market conditions and management’s discretion. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in Part I, "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and in other periodic reports that we file with the SEC.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Subsidiaries
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Dollars in millions and shares in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31
%
2017
2016
Change
EARNINGS & DIVIDENDS
Net income
$468
$447
5
%
Net income available to common shareholders
451
430
5
Total revenue
2,213
2,063
7
Total revenue-FTE 1
2,247
2,099
7
Net income per average common share:
Diluted
0.91
0.84
8
Basic
0.92
0.85
8
Dividends paid per common share
0.26
0.24
8
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
Selected Average Balances:
Total assets
$204,252
$193,014
6
%
Earning assets
183,606
174,189
5
Loans
143,670
138,372
4
Intangible assets including mortgage servicing rights ("MSRs")
8,026
7,569
6
MSRs
1,604
1,215
32
Consumer and commercial deposits
158,874
149,229
6
Total shareholders’ equity
23,671
23,797
(1)
Preferred stock
1,225
1,225
--
Period End Balances:
Total assets
205,642
194,158
6
Earning assets
183,279
175,710
4
Loans
143,529
139,746
3
Allowance for loan and lease losses ("ALLL")
1,714
1,770
(3)
Consumer and commercial deposits
161,531
151,264
7
Total shareholders’ equity
23,484
24,053
(2)
FINANCIAL RATIOS & OTHER DATA
Return on average total assets
0.93
%
0.93
%
--
%
Return on average common shareholders’ equity
8.19
7.71
6
Return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity 1
11.28
10.60
6
Net interest margin
3.02
2.96
2
Net interest margin-FTE 1
3.09
3.04
2
Efficiency ratio
66.20
63.89
4
Efficiency ratio-FTE 1
65.19
62.81
4
Tangible efficiency ratio-FTE 1
64.60
62.33
4
Effective tax rate
25
30
(17)
Basel III capital ratios at period end (transitional) 2:
Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1")
9.69
9.90
(2)
Tier 1 capital
10.40
10.63
(2)
Total capital
12.37
12.39
--
Leverage
9.09
9.50
(4)
Basel III fully phased-in CET1 ratio 1, 2
9.54
9.77
(2)
Total average shareholders’ equity to total average assets
11.59
12.33
(6)
Tangible equity to tangible assets 1
8.72
9.56
(9)
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 1
8.06
8.85
(9)
Book value per common share
$45.62
$44.97
1
Tangible book value per common share 1
33.06
32.90
--
Market capitalization
26,860
18,236
47
Average common shares outstanding:
Diluted
496,002
509,931
(3)
Basic
490,091
505,482
(3)
Full-time equivalent employees
24,215
23,945
1
Number of ATMs
2,132
2,153
(1)
Full service banking offices
1,316
1,397
(6)
1
See Appendix A for additional information and reconcilements of non-U.S. GAAP performance measures.
2
Current period capital ratios are estimated as of the earnings release date.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Subsidiaries
FIVE QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Three Months Ended
March 31
December 31 September 30
June 30
March 31
(Dollars in millions and shares in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) 2017
2016
2016
2016
2016
EARNINGS & DIVIDENDS
Net income
$468
$465
$474
$492
$447
Net income available to common shareholders
451
448
457
475
430
Total revenue
2,213
2,158
2,197
2,186
2,063
Total revenue-FTE 1
2,247
2,192
2,231
2,221
2,099
Net income per average common share:
Diluted
0.91
0.90
0.91
0.94
0.84
Basic
0.92
0.91
0.92
0.95
0.85
Dividends paid per common share
0.26
0.26
0.26
0.24
0.24
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
Selected Average Balances:
Total assets
$204,252
$203,146
$201,476
$198,305
$193,014
Earning assets
183,606
182,475
180,523
178,055
174,189
Loans
143,670
142,578
142,257
141,238
138,372
Intangible assets including MSRs
8,026
7,654
7,415
7,543
7,569
MSRs
1,604
1,291
1,065
1,192
1,215
Consumer and commercial deposits
158,874
157,996
155,313
154,166
149,229
Total shareholders’ equity
23,671
24,044
24,410
24,018
23,797
Preferred stock
1,225
1,225
1,225
1,225
1,225
Period End Balances:
Total assets
205,642
204,875
205,091
198,892
194,158
Earning assets
183,279
184,610
181,341
178,852
175,710
Loans
143,529
143,298
141,532
141,656
139,746
ALLL
1,714
1,709
1,743
1,774
1,770
Consumer and commercial deposits
161,531
158,864
157,592
151,779
151,264
Total shareholders’ equity
23,484
23,618
24,449
24,464
24,053
FINANCIAL RATIOS & OTHER DATA
Return on average total assets
0.93
%
0.91
%
0.94
%
1.00
%
0.93
%
Return on average common shareholders’ equity
8.19
7.85
7.89
8.43
7.71
Return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity 1
11.28
10.76
10.73
11.54
10.60
Net interest margin
3.02
2.93
2.88
2.91
2.96
Net interest margin-FTE 1
3.09
3.00
2.96
2.99
3.04
Efficiency ratio
66.20
64.74
64.13
61.53
63.89
Efficiency ratio-FTE 1
65.19
63.73
63.14
60.56
62.81
Tangible efficiency ratio-FTE 1
64.60
63.08
62.54
60.05
62.33
Effective tax rate
25
29
31
29
30
Basel III capital ratios at period end (transitional) 2:
CET1
9.69
9.59
9.78
9.84
9.90
Tier 1 capital
10.40
10.28
10.50
10.57
10.63
Total capital
12.37
12.26
12.57
12.68
12.39
Leverage
9.09
9.22
9.28
9.35
9.50
Basel III fully phased-in CET1 ratio 1, 2
9.54
9.43
9.66
9.73
9.77
Total average shareholders’ equity to total average assets
11.59
11.84
12.12
12.11
12.33
Tangible equity to tangible assets 1
8.72
8.82
9.24
9.53
9.56
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 1
8.06
8.15
8.57
8.85
8.85
Book value per common share
$45.62
$45.38
$46.63
$46.14
$44.97
Tangible book value per common share 1
33.06
32.95
34.34
33.98
32.90
Market capitalization
26,860
26,942
21,722
20,598
18,236
Average common shares outstanding:
Diluted
496,002
497,055
500,885
505,633
509,931
Basic
490,091
491,497
496,304
501,374
505,482
Full-time equivalent employees
24,215
24,375
23,854
23,940
23,945
Number of ATMs
2,132
2,165
2,163
2,144
2,153
Full service banking offices
1,316
1,367
1,369
1,389
1,397
1
See Appendix A for additional information and reconcilements of non-U.S. GAAP performance measures.
2
Current period capital ratios are estimated as of the earnings release date.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Subsidiaries
APPENDIX A TO THE EARNINGS RELEASE - RECONCILEMENT OF NON-U.S. GAAP MEASURES 1
Three Months Ended
March 31
December 31
September 30
June 30
March 31
(Dollars in millions) (Unaudited)
2017
2016
2016
2016
2016
Net interest income
$1,366
$1,343
$1,308
$1,288
$1,282
Fully taxable-equivalent ("FTE") adjustment
34
34
34
35
36
Net interest income-FTE 2
1,400
1,377
1,342
1,323
1,318
Noninterest income
847
815
889
898
781
Total revenue-FTE 2
$2,247
$2,192
$2,231
$2,221
$2,099
Return on average common shareholders’ equity
8.19
%
7.85
%
7.89
%
8.43
%
7.71
%
Impact of removing average intangible assets and related pre-tax amortization, other than 3.09
2.91
2.84
3.11
2.89
MSRs and other servicing rights
Return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity 3
11.28
%
10.76
%
10.73
%
11.54
%
10.60
%
Net interest margin
3.02
%
2.93
%
2.88
%
2.91
%
2.96
%
Impact of FTE adjustment
0.07
0.07
0.08
0.08
0.08
Net interest margin-FTE 2
3.09
%
3.00
%
2.96
%
2.99
%
3.04
%
Noninterest expense
$1,465
$1,397
$1,409
$1,345
$1,318
Total revenue
2,213
2,158
2,197
2,186
2,063
Efficiency ratio 4
66.20
%
64.74
%
64.13
%
61.53
%
63.89
%
Impact of FTE adjustment
(1.01)
(1.01)
(0.99)
(0.97)
(1.08)
Efficiency ratio-FTE 2, 4
65.19
63.73
63.14
60.56
62.81
Impact of excluding amortization related to intangible assets and certain tax credits
(0.59)
(0.65)
(0.60)
(0.51)
(0.48)
Tangible efficiency ratio-FTE 2, 5
64.60
%
63.08
%
62.54
%
60.05
%
62.33
%
Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") ratio (transitional) 6
9.69
%
9.59
%
9.78
%
9.84
%
9.90
%
Impact of MSRs and other under fully phased-in approach
(0.15)
(0.16)
(0.12)
(0.11)
(0.13)
Basel III fully phased-in CET1 ratio 6
9.54
%
9.43
%
9.66
%
9.73
%
9.77
%
1 Certain amounts in this schedule are presented net of applicable income taxes, calculated based on each subsidiary’s federal and state tax rates and are adjusted for any permanent differences.
2 The Company presents net interest income-FTE, total revenue-FTE, net interest margin-FTE, efficiency ratio-FTE, and tangible efficiency ratio-FTE on a fully taxable-equivalent ("FTE") basis. The FTE basis adjusts for the tax-favored status of net interest income from certain loans and investments using a federal tax rate of 35% and state income taxes where applicable to increase tax-exempt interest income to a taxable-equivalent basis. The Company believes this measure to be the preferred industry measurement of net interest income and it enhances comparability of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources. Total revenue-FTE equals net interest income-FTE plus noninterest income.
3 The Company presents return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity, which removes the after-tax impact of purchase accounting intangible assets from average common shareholders’ equity and removes related intangible asset amortization from net income available to common shareholders. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors because, by removing the amount of intangible assets and related pre-tax amortization expense (the level of which may vary from company to company), it allows investors to more easily compare the Company’s return on average common shareholders’ equity to other companies in the industry. The Company also believes that removing these items provides a more relevant measure of the return on the Company’s common shareholders’ equity. This measure is utilized by management to assess the profitability of the Company.
4 Efficiency ratio is computed by dividing noninterest expense by total revenue. Efficiency ratio-FTE is computed by dividing noninterest expense by total revenue-FTE.
5 The Company presents a tangible efficiency ratio, which excludes the amortization related to intangible assets and certain tax credits. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors because, by removing the impact of amortization (the level of which may vary from company to company), it allows investors to more easily compare the Company’s efficiency to other companies in the industry. This measure is utilized by management to assess the efficiency of the Company and its lines of business.
6 Current period Basel III capital ratios are estimated as of the earnings release date. Fully phased-in ratios consider a 250% risk-weighting for MSRs and deduction from capital of certain carryforward DTAs, the overfunded pension asset, and other intangible assets. The Company believes these measures may be useful to investors who wish to understand the Company’s current compliance with future regulatory requirements.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Subsidiaries
APPENDIX A TO THE EARNINGS RELEASE - RECONCILEMENT OF NON-U.S. GAAP MEASURES, continued 1
March 31
December 31 September 30
June 30
March 31
(Dollars in millions, except per share data) (Unaudited)
2017
2016
2016
2016
2016
Total shareholders’ equity
$23,484
$23,618
$24,449
$24,464
$24,053
Goodwill, net of deferred taxes of $252 million, $251 million, $248 million, $246 million,
(6,086)
(6,086)
(6,089)
(6,091)
(6,094)
and $243 million, respectively
Other intangible assets (including MSRs and other servicing rights), net of deferred taxes of (1,727)
(1,656)
(1,129)
(1,073)
(1,195)
$2 million, $1 million, $2 million, $2 million, and $3 million, respectively
MSRs and other servicing rights
1,711
1,638
1,124
1,067
1,189
Tangible equity 2
17,382
17,514
18,355
18,367
17,953
Noncontrolling interest
(101)
(103)
(101)
(103)
(101)
Preferred stock
(1,225)
(1,225)
(1,225)
(1,225)
(1,225)
Tangible common equity 2
$16,056
$16,186
$17,029
$17,039
$16,627
Total assets
$205,642
$204,875
$205,091
$198,892
$194,158
Goodwill
(6,338)
(6,337)
(6,337)
(6,337)
(6,337)
Other intangible assets (including MSRs and other servicing rights)
(1,729)
(1,657)
(1,131)
(1,075)
(1,198)
MSRs and other servicing rights
1,711
1,638
1,124
1,067
1,189
Tangible assets
$199,286
$198,519
$198,747
$192,547
$187,812
Tangible equity to tangible assets 2
8.72
%
8.82
%
9.24
%
9.53
%
9.56
%
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 2
8.06
8.15
8.57
8.85
8.85
Tangible book value per common share 3
$33.06
$32.95
$34.34
$33.98
$32.90
1 Certain amounts in this schedule are presented net of applicable income taxes, calculated based on each subsidiary’s federal and state tax rates and are adjusted for any permanent differences.
2 The Company presents certain capital information on a tangible basis, including tangible equity, tangible common equity, the ratio of tangible equity to tangible assets, and the ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets, which remove the after-tax impact of purchase accounting intangible assets from shareholders’ equity. The Company believes these measures are useful to investors because, by removing the amount of intangible assets that result from merger and acquisition activity (the level of which may vary from company to company), it allows investors to more easily compare the Company’s capital adequacy to other companies in the industry. These measures are used by management to analyze capital adequacy.
3 The Company presents tangible book value per common share, which excludes the after-tax impact of purchase accounting intangible assets and also excludes noncontrolling interest and preferred stock from shareholders’ equity. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors because, by removing the amount of intangible assets, noncontrolling interest, and preferred stock (the levels of which may vary from company to company), it allows investors to more easily compare the Company’s book value of common stock to other companies in the industry.

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