Zions Bancorporation Reports Second Quarter Financial Results
Zions Bancorporation (ZION) ("Zions" or "the Company") today reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2017 of $154 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share, compared with net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $129 million, or $0.61 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2017 and net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $91 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2016.
Harris H. Simmons, Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are encouraged with the solid results of the second quarter. Loan growth exceeded expectations and was diversified across commercial and consumer categories and also by geography. We experienced continued strong revenue growth, and expenses - both interest expense from deposits and operating expense - were well-controlled, resulting in a solid increase in pre-provision net revenue. Credit costs improved substantially over prior periods, and we expect such costs to remain low for the foreseeable future." Mr. Simmons concluded, "We are particularly enthusiastic about our ability to return substantial capital to shareholders over the next several quarters, which should contribute to further improvement in return on equity."
For the full version of the Companys 2017 second quarter earnings release, including financial tables, please visit zionsbancorporation.com.
Supplemental Presentation and Conference Call
Zions has posted a supplemental presentation to its website, which will be used to discuss these second quarter results at 5:30 p.m. ET this afternoon (July 25, 2017). Media representatives, analysts, investors, and the public are invited to join this discussion by calling 253-237-1247 (domestic and international) and entering the passcode 52517783, or via on-demand webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Zions Bancorporation website at zionsbancorporation.com. The webcast of the conference call will also be archived and available for 30 days.
About Zions Bancorporation
Zions Bancorporation is one of the nations premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $65 billion. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The company is a national leader in Small Business Administration lending and public finance advisory services, and is a consistent top recipient of Greenwich Excellence awards in banking. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices. Investor information and links to local banking brands can be accessed at zionsbancorporation.com.
Statements in this press release that are based on other than historical data or that express the Companys expectations regarding future events or determinations are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements based on historical data are not intended and should not be understood to indicate the Companys expectations regarding future events. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations or forecasts or intentions regarding future events or determinations. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or determinations, nor should they be relied upon as representing managements views as of any subsequent date.
Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in this presentation. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include the actual amount and duration of declines in the price of oil and gas, our ability to meet our efficiency and noninterest expense goals, the rate of change of interest sensitive assets and liabilities relative to changes in benchmark interest rates as well as other factors discussed in the Companys most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and available at the SECs Internet site (http://www.sec.gov).
Except as required by law, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any factors or to publicly announce the result of revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments.
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