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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Oct 17, 2012 9:19 AM Flag

    M&T Bank Corporation Announces Third Quarter Profits

    M&T Bank Corporation Announces Third Quarter Profits

    Oct 17, 2012

    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- M&T Bank Corporation ("M&T") (NYSE: MTB) today reported its results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

    GAAP Results of Operations. Diluted earnings per common share measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for the third quarter of 2012 rose 64% to $2.17 from $1.32 in the year-earlier quarter and were 27% higher than $1.71 in the second quarter of 2012. GAAP-basis net income in the recent quarter aggregated $293 million, up from $183 million and $233 million in the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012, respectively. GAAP-basis net income for the third quarter of 2012 expressed as an annualized rate of return on average assets and average common shareholders' equity was 1.45% and 12.40%, respectively, compared with .94% and 7.84%, respectively, in the year-earlier quarter and 1.17% and 10.12%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2012.

    The recent quarter's results as compared with each of the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012 reflect higher mortgage banking revenues, increases in taxable-equivalent net interest income and a lower provision for credit losses. In addition, expenses in the recent quarter declined $46 million, or 7%, from the year-earlier quarter, predominantly due to the integration of the operations obtained in the May 2011 acquisition of Wilmington Trust Corporation.

    Commenting on M&T's financial performance in the third quarter of 2012, Rene F. Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, "Earnings for the quarter were exceptionally strong. While revenue from mortgage banking activities rose $37 million, or 54%, from the second quarter, loan growth, wider margins, prudent expense management and continuing improvement in credit quality combined for an impressive quarter. Revenue from residential mortgage banking activities rose 76% from the second quarter and net interest income increased due to solid loan growth and a 3 basis point expansion of the net interest margin. Credit metrics continued to improve, as nonaccrual loans declined from June 30, and the ratio of net charge-offs to average loans improved to .26% in the recent quarter, a level not seen since the beginning of the economic recession in late-2007."

    Supplemental Reporting of Non-GAAP Results of Operations. M&T consistently provides supplemental reporting of its results on a "net operating" or "tangible" basis, from which M&T excludes the after-tax effect of amortization of core deposit and other intangible assets (and the related goodwill, core deposit intangible and other intangible asset balances, net of applicable deferred tax amounts) and gains and expenses associated with merging acquired operations into M&T, since such amounts are considered by management to be "nonoperating" in nature. Although "net operating income" as defined by M&T is not a GAAP measure, M&T's management believes that this information helps investors understand the effect of acquisition activity in reported results. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP measures are provided in the financial tables included herein.

    Diluted net operating earnings per common share, which exclude the impact of amortization of core deposit and other intangible assets and merger-related gains and expenses, were $2.24 in the recent quarter, up 46% and 23% from $1.53 and $1.82 in the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012, respectively. Net operating income during the third quarter of 2012 was $302 million, improved from $210 million in the year-earlier quarter and $247 million in 2012's second quarter. Expressed as an annualized rate of return on average tangible assets and average tangible common shareholders' equity, net operating income was 1.56% and 21.53%, respectively, in the recent quarter, compared with 1.14% and 16.07%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2011 and 1.30% and 18.54%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2012.

    Taxable-equivalent Net Interest Income. Taxable-equivalent net interest income totaled $669 million in the third quarter of 2012, up an annualized 9% from $655 million in the second quarter of 2012. That improvement was due largely to a 3 basis point widening of the net interest margin and a $212 million increase in average earning assets. The net interest margin was 3.77% in the recent quarter, compared with 3.74% in the second quarter of 2012. The higher level of average earning assets in the recent quarter as compared with the second quarter of 2012 was predominantly due to a $1.6 billion increase in average loans and leases, largely offset by declines in average balances of lower yielding money-market assets and investment securities. Taxable-equivalent net interest income in the recent quarter rose $46 million from $623 million in the third quarter of 2011. That improvement reflected a $3.4 billion increase in average earning assets and a 9 basis point widening of the net interest margin.

    Provision for Credit Losses/Asset Quality. The provision for credit losses was $46 million in the recent quarter, improved from $58 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $60 million in 2012's second quarter. Net charge-offs of loans totaled $42 million during the third quarter of 2012, down from $57 million and $52 million in the quarters ended September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012, respectively. Expressed as an annualized percentage of average loans outstanding, net charge-offs were .26% and .39% in the third quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively, and .34% in the second quarter of 2012.

    Loans classified as nonaccrual declined to $925 million, or 1.44% of total loans outstanding at September 30, 2012, improved from $1.11 billion or 1.91% at September 30, 2011 and $968 million or 1.54% at June 30, 2012.

    Assets taken in foreclosure of defaulted loans were $112 million at September 30, 2012, down from $150 million at September 30, 2011 and $116 million at June 30, 2012.

    Allowance for Credit Losses. M&T regularly performs detailed analyses of individual borrowers and portfolios for purposes of assessing the adequacy of the allowance for credit losses. Reflecting those analyses, the allowance for credit losses was $921 million at September 30, 2012, compared with $909 million at September 30, 2011 and $917 million at June 30, 2012. The allowance expressed as a percentage of outstanding loans was 1.44% at September 30, 2012, down from 1.56% at September 30, 2011 and 1.46% at June 30, 2012.

    Noninterest Income and Expense. Noninterest income totaled $446 million in the recent quarter, compared with $368 million and $392 million in the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012, respectively. Reflected in those amounts were net pre-tax losses from investment securities of $5 million, $10 million and $17 million in the recent quarter, the third quarter of 2011, and the second quarter of 2012, respectively. The net securities losses were predominantly due to other-than-temporary impairment charges related to certain of M&T's holding of privately issued collateralized mortgage obligations.

    Excluding losses from investment securities in all periods, noninterest income in the third quarter of 2012 aggregated $451 million, up from $378 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $408 million in 2012's second quarter. The rise in noninterest income in the recent quarter as compared with the year-earlier quarter and the second quarter of 2012 was predominantly due to higher mortgage banking revenues.

    Noninterest expense in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $616 million, compared with $662 million in the year-earlier quarter and $627 million in the second quarter of 2012. Included in such amounts are expenses considered to be nonoperating in nature consisting of amortization of core deposit and other intangible assets and merger-related expenses. Exclusive of those expenses, noninterest operating expenses were $602 million in the recent quarter, down from $619 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $604 million in 2012's second quarter, due largely to the continued realization of synergies from the integration into M&T of the operations obtained from Wilmington Trust Corporation.

    The efficiency ratio, or noninterest operating expenses divided by the sum of taxable-equivalent net interest income and noninterest income (exclusive of gains and losses from bank investment securities and merger-related gains), measures the relationship of operating expenses to revenues. M&T's efficiency ratio was 53.7% in the recent quarter, significantly improved from 61.8% and 56.9% in the year-earlier quarter and the second quarter of 2012, respectively.

    Balance Sheet. M&T had total assets of $81.1 billion at September 30, 2012, compared with $77.9 billion at September 30, 2011. Loans and leases, net of unearned discount, increased $5.7 billion, or 10%, to $64.1 billion at September 30, 2012 from $58.4 billion a year earlier. Total deposits aggregated $64.0 billion at the recent quarter-end, up 8% from $59.5 billion at September 30, 2011.

    Total shareholders' equity rose 6% to $9.9 billion at September 30, 2012 from $9.4 billion a year earlier, representing 12.27% and 12.04%, respectively, of total assets. Common shareholders' equity was $9.1 billion, or $71.17 per share, at September 30, 2012, compared with $8.5 billion, or $67.70 per share, at September 30, 2011. Tangible equity per common share rose 11% to $42.80 at September 30, 2012 from $38.56 at September 30, 2011. Common shareholders' equity per share and tangible equity per common share were $69.15 and $40.52, respectively, at June 30, 2012. In the calculation of tangible equity per common share, common shareholders' equity is reduced by the carrying values of goodwill and core deposit and other intangible assets, net of applicable deferred tax balances. M&T's tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio was 7.04% at September 30, 2012, compared with 6.53% and 6.65% at September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012, respectively. M&T's estimated Tier 1 common ratio, a regulatory capital measure, rose to 7.47% at September 30, 2012, improved from 6.87% and 7.15% at September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012, respectively.

    Other notable events during the third quarter of 2012 included the announcement that M&T and Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. ("Hudson City") had entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby M&T would acquire Hudson City. Completing M&T's exit from the TARP program, the United States Treasury Department ("U.S. Treasury") sold M&T Series A and Series C Preferred Stock to the public and no longer holds any shares of M&T's preferred stock. Subject to common shareholder approval, M&T had modified certain of the terms of its Series A and Series C Preferred Stock which had been held by the U.S. Treasury.

    Conference Call. Investors will have an opportunity to listen to M&T's conference call to discuss third quarter financial results today at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time

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