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E*TRADE Financial Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Company Announces New $1.5 Billion Share Repurchase Program

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC):

Second Quarter Results

  • Net income of $219 million
  • Diluted earnings per common share of $0.90, which includes net losses of $53 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, related to losses from balance sheet repositioning, partially offset by the benefit to provision for loan losses(1)
  • Total net revenue of $685 million
  • Operating margin of 43 percent; adjusted operating margin of 42 percent(2)
  • Return on common equity of 15 percent; adjusted return on common equity of 14 percent(3)
  • Average interest-earning assets of $61.4 billion; net interest margin of 320 basis points
  • Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) of 268,000, including derivative DARTs of 89,000
  • Margin receivables of $9.9 billion; average margin receivables of $10.1 billion
  • Net new accounts of 70,000
  • Net new retail and advisor services assets of $1.6 billion
  • Capital return to shareholders(4) of $256 million, including share repurchases of $222 million and dividends of $34 million

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2019, reporting net income of $219 million, diluted earnings per common share of $0.90 and total net revenue of $685 million. Operating margin for the quarter was 43 percent and adjusted operating margin was 42 percent(2).

The Company repositioned its balance sheet during the second quarter through the sales of $4.5 billion of lower-yielding investment securities. These sales enabled a reduction of balance sheet size through the move of deposits to third-party banks, generating additional capital capacity to support share repurchases. Gains (losses) on securities and other, net includes $80 million of losses related to the sales. The losses were partially offset by $16 million in gains from other investment security activity in this line item.

“This past quarter we continued to build on our positive momentum, generating solid underlying performance, while further enhancing the value proposition for E*TRADE retail and institutional clients” said Karl Roessner, Chief Executive Officer. “Further, we are pleased to announce a new $1.5 billion share repurchase authorization, as we seize the opportunity to reduce our outstanding shares at tremendous value, while preserving future earnings power. Amid meaningful shifts in the economic and market environment, we continued to deliver for our customers, and we used the flexibility of our business model to accelerate capital return to our shareholders by shifting deposits to third parties to reduce the size of our balance sheet. As we enter into the second half of the year, our model continues to demonstrate its power and we are well positioned to thrive over the long term.”

The Company also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share on the Company's outstanding shares of common stock. The dividend is payable on August 26, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 19, 2019.

The Company will host a conference call beginning at 5 p.m. ET today to discuss the quarterly results. This conference call will be available to domestic participants by dialing 800-705-7259 while international participants should dial +1 303 223 2693. A live audio webcast and replay of this conference call will also be available at about.etrade.com.

Historical metrics and financials can be found on the E*TRADE Financial corporate website at about.etrade.com.

About E*TRADE Financial

E*TRADE Financial and its subsidiaries provide financial services including brokerage and banking products and services to traders, investors, stock plan administrators and participants and registered investment advisors (RIAs). Securities products and services are offered by E*TRADE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC). Commodity futures and options on futures products and services are offered by E*TRADE Futures LLC (Member NFA). Managed Account Solutions are offered through E*TRADE Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Bank products and services are offered by E*TRADE Bank, and RIA custody solutions are offered by E*TRADE Savings Bank, both of which are federal savings banks (Members FDIC). More information is available at www.etrade.com. ETFC-E

Important Notices

E*TRADE, E*TRADE Financial, E*TRADE Bank, E*TRADE Savings Bank, the Converging Arrows logo, the E*TRADE logo, and Trust Company of America are trademarks or registered trademarks of E*TRADE Financial Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this press release that are forward looking, including statements regarding the Company's ability to continue to grow over the long term and pay additional dividends in the future, the Company’s planned repurchases of its common stock and the benefits of such repurchases, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. The uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to: risks related to macro trends of the economy in general; market volatility and its impact on trading volumes; fluctuations in interest rates; potential system disruptions and security breaches; our ability to attract and retain customers and develop new products and services; increased competition; increased restrictions resulting from financial regulatory reform or changes in the policies of our regulators, including with respect to approval of any future dividend or share repurchase; our ability to participate in consolidation opportunities in our industry, to complete consolidation transactions and to realize synergies or implement integration plans; adverse developments in litigation or regulatory matters; the timing and duration of, and the amount of shares repurchased and amount of cash expended in connection with, the share repurchase program and dividend payments; and the other factors set forth in our annual and quarterly reports on Form 10-K, as amended, and Form 10-Q previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including information in these reports under the caption “Risk Factors”). Any forward-looking statement included in this release speaks only as of the date of this communication; the Company disclaims any obligation to update any information, except as required by law.

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E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Consolidated Statement of Income

(In millions, except share data and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

$

560

 

 

$

555

 

 

$

489

 

 

$

1,115

 

 

$

957

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(70

)

 

(63

)

 

(36

)

 

(133

)

 

(59

)

 

 

 

Net interest income

 

490

 

 

492

 

 

453

 

 

982

 

 

898

 

 

 

Commissions

 

121

 

 

122

 

 

121

 

 

243

 

 

258

 

 

 

Fees and service charges

 

126

 

 

118

 

 

110

 

 

244

 

 

215

 

 

 

Gains (losses) on securities and other, net

 

(64

)

 

11

 

 

15

 

 

(53

)

 

25

 

 

 

Other revenue

 

12

 

 

12

 

 

11

 

 

24

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

Total non-interest income

 

195

 

 

263

 

 

257

 

 

458

 

 

520

 

 

 

 

Total net revenue

 

685

 

 

755

 

 

710

 

 

1,440

 

 

1,418

 

 

Provision (benefit) for loan losses

 

(8

)

 

(12

)

 

(19

)

 

(20

)

 

(40

)

 

Non-interest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits

 

168

 

 

164

 

 

160

 

 

332

 

 

312

 

 

 

Advertising and market development

 

48

 

 

54

 

 

47

 

 

102

 

 

107

 

 

 

Clearing and servicing

 

32

 

 

30

 

 

30

 

 

62

 

 

66

 

 

 

Professional services

 

26

 

 

22

 

 

25

 

 

48

 

 

47

 

 

 

Occupancy and equipment

 

32

 

 

32

 

 

30

 

 

64

 

 

60

 

 

 

Communications

 

29

 

 

15

 

 

28

 

 

44

 

 

59

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

21

 

 

21

 

 

23

 

 

42

 

 

45

 

 

 

FDIC insurance premiums

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

9

 

 

8

 

 

18

 

 

 

Amortization of other intangibles

 

15

 

 

15

 

 

12

 

 

30

 

 

22

 

 

 

Restructuring and acquisition-related activities

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Other non-interest expenses

 

23

 

 

18

 

 

18

 

 

41

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

Total non-interest expense

 

398

 

 

375

 

 

384

 

 

773

 

 

779

 

 

Income before income tax expense

 

295

 

 

392

 

 

345

 

 

687

 

 

679

 

 

Income tax expense

 

76

 

 

102

 

 

95

 

 

178

 

 

182

 

 

Net income

 

$

219

 

 

$

290

 

 

$

250

 

 

$

509

 

 

$

497

 

 

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

12

 

 

Net income available to common shareholders

 

$

219

 

 

$

270

 

 

$

250

 

 

$

489

 

 

$

485

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share

 

$

0.90

 

 

$

1.10

 

 

$

0.95

 

 

$

2.00

 

 

$

1.83

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share

 

$

0.90

 

 

$

1.09

 

 

$

0.95

 

 

$

2.00

 

 

$

1.82

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic (in thousands)

 

243,007

 

 

246,252

 

 

263,809

 

 

244,620

 

 

265,220

 

 

 

Diluted (in thousands)

 

243,465

 

 

246,934

 

 

264,929

 

 

245,190

 

 

266,351

 

 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

 

 

 

 
 

E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Consolidated Balance Sheet

(In millions, except share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

 

$

380

 

 

$

2,333

 

Cash segregated under federal or other regulations

 

948

 

 

1,011

 

Available-for-sale securities

 

19,714

 

 

23,153

 

Held-to-maturity securities

 

23,398

 

 

21,884

 

Margin receivables

 

9,930

 

 

9,560

 

Loans receivable, net(5)

 

1,849

 

 

2,103

 

Receivables from brokers, dealers and clearing organizations

 

902

 

 

760

 

Property and equipment, net

 

325

 

 

281

 

Goodwill

 

2,485

 

 

2,485

 

Other intangibles, net

 

461

 

 

491

 

Other assets

 

1,198

 

 

942

 

Total assets

 

 

 

$

61,590

 

 

$

65,003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Deposits

 

 

$

40,289

 

 

$

45,313

 

Customer payables

 

10,629

 

 

10,117

 

Payables to brokers, dealers and clearing organizations

 

1,146

 

 

948

 

Other borrowings

 

300

 

 

 

Corporate debt

 

1,410

 

 

1,409

 

Other liabilities

 

946

 

 

654

 

Total liabilities

 

 

 

54,720

 

 

58,441

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized: 1,000,000;
shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019: 403,000

 

689

 

 

689

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized: 400,000,000;
shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019: 240,015,468

 

2

 

 

2

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

5,133

 

 

5,462

 

Retained earnings

 

1,104

 

 

684

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(58

)

 

(275

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

 

6,870

 

 

6,562

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

 

$

61,590

 

 

$

65,003

 

 

 
 
Key Performance Metrics(6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate (dollars in millions)

Qtr
ended
6/30/19

 

Qtr
ended
3/31/19

 

Qtr ended
6/30/19
vs.
3/31/19

 

Qtr
ended
6/30/18

 

Qtr ended
6/30/19
vs.
6/30/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating margin %(2)

 

43

%

 

 

52

%

 

(9

)%

 

 

49

%

 

(6

)%

Adjusted operating margin %(2)

 

42

%

 

 

50

%

 

(8

)%

 

 

46

%

 

(4

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

 

4,261

 

 

 

4,105

 

 

4

%

 

 

4,095

 

 

4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on common equity(3)

 

15

%

 

 

19

%

 

(4

)%

 

 

16

%

 

(1

)%

Adjusted return on common equity(3)

 

14

%

 

 

18

%

 

(4

)%

 

 

15

%

 

(1

)%

Common equity book value per share(7)

$

 

 

25.75

 

 

$

 

 

24.90

 

 

3

%

 

$

 

 

23.73

 

 

9

%

Tangible common equity book value per share(7)

$

 

 

15.35

 

 

$

 

 

14.61

 

 

5

%

 

$

 

 

14.35

 

 

7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

$

 

 

380

 

 

$

 

 

523

 

 

(27

)%

 

$

 

 

532

 

 

(29

)%

Corporate cash(8)

$

 

 

323

 

 

$

 

 

329

 

 

(2

)%

 

$

 

 

943

 

 

(66

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average interest-earning assets

$

 

 

61,361

 

 

$

 

 

61,017

 

 

1

%

 

$

 

 

59,967

 

 

2

%

Net interest margin (basis points)

 

320

 

 

 

323

 

 

(3

)

 

 

302

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Activity (dollars in billions)

Qtr
ended
6/30/19

 

Qtr
ended
3/31/19

 

Qtr ended
6/30/19
vs.
3/31/19

 

Qtr
ended
6/30/18

 

Qtr ended
6/30/19
vs.
6/30/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissionable trades (MM)(9)

 

16.9

 

 

 

17.0

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

16.0

 

 

6

%

Trading days

 

63.0

 

 

 

61.0

 

 

N.M.

 

 

64.0

 

 

N.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARTs(9)

 

268,488

 

 

 

279,405

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

250,326

 

 

7

%

Derivative DARTs(9)

 

89,402

 

 

 

90,042

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

85,967

 

 

4

%

Derivative DARTs %(9)

 

33

%

 

 

32

%

 

1

%

 

 

34

%

 

(1

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average commission per trade(9)

$

 

 

7.14

 

 

$

 

 

7.17

 

 

%

 

$

 

 

7.56

 

 

(6

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margin receivables

$

 

 

9.9

 

 

$

 

 

10.3

 

 

(4

)%

 

$

 

 

11.0

 

 

(10

)%

 
 
Key Performance Metrics(6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Activity (dollars in billions)

Qtr ended
6/30/19

 

Qtr ended
3/31/19

 

Qtr ended
6/30/19
vs.
3/31/19

 

Qtr ended
6/30/18

 

Qtr ended
6/30/19
vs.
6/30/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross new retail accounts

 

143,205

 

 

 

162,237

 

 

(12

)%

 

 

113,025

 

 

27

%

Gross new advisor services accounts(10)

 

6,775

 

 

 

6,689

 

 

1

%

 

 

151,311

 

 

(96

)%

Gross new corporate services accounts

 

91,388

 

 

 

96,667

 

 

(5

)%

 

 

172,835

 

 

(47

)%

Gross new accounts

 

241,368

 

 

 

265,593

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

437,171

 

 

(45

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net new retail accounts

 

34,072

 

 

 

80,830

 

 

(58

)%

 

 

37,444

 

 

(9

)%

Net new advisor services accounts(10)

 

53

 

 

 

(19

)

 

N.M.

 

 

147,640

 

 

(100

)%

Net new corporate services accounts

 

35,892

 

 

 

54,154

 

 

(34

)%

 

 

134,025

 

 

(73

)%

Net new accounts

 

70,017

 

 

 

134,965

 

 

(48

)%

 

 

319,109

 

 

(78

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of period retail accounts

 

5,122,669

 

 

 

5,088,597

 

 

1

%

 

 

3,992,575

 

 

28

%

End of period advisor services accounts(10)

 

151,275

 

 

 

151,222

 

 

%

 

 

147,640

 

 

2

%

End of period corporate services accounts

 

1,853,875

 

 

 

1,817,983

 

 

2

%

 

 

1,666,354

 

 

11

%

End of period accounts

 

7,127,819

 

 

 

7,057,802

 

 

1

%

 

 

5,806,569

 

 

23

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net new retail account growth rate

 

2.7

%

 

 

6.5

%

 

(3.8

)%

 

 

3.8

%

 

(1.1

)%

Net new advisor services account

growth rate(10)

 

0.1

%

 

 

(0.1

)%

 

0.2

%

 

 

100.0

%

 

(99.9

)%

Net new corporate services account growth

rate

 

7.9

%

 

 

12.3

%

 

(4.4

)%

 

 

35.0

%

 

(27.1

)%

Net new total account growth rate(10)

 

4.0

%

 

 

7.8

%

 

(3.8

)%

 

 

23.3

%

 

(19.3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net new retail assets(11)

$

 

1.7

 

 

$

 

4.8

 

 

(65

)%

 

$

 

2.4

 

 

(29

)%

Net new advisor services assets(10)(11)

 

(0.1

)

 

 

(0.1

)

 

%

 

 

18.6

 

 

(101

)%

Net new retail and advisor services assets

$

 

1.6

 

 

$

 

4.7

 

 

(66

)%

 

$

 

21.0

 

 

(92

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net new retail assets growth rate

 

2.1

%

 

 

6.8

%

 

(4.7

)%

 

 

3.3

%

 

(1.2

)%

Net new advisor services assets growth rate(10)

 

(1.2

)%

 

 

(3.5

)%

 

2.3

%

 

 

100.0

%

 

(101.2

)%

Net new retail and advisor services assets growth rate(10)

 

1.9

%

 

 

6.2

%

 

(4.3

)%

 

 

29.5

%

 

(27.6

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security holdings

$

 

268.2

 

 

$

 

261.1

 

 

3

%

 

$

 

240.1

 

 

12

%

Cash and deposits

 

61.2

 

 

 

60.7

 

 

1

%

 

 

56.5

 

 

8

%

Retail assets

$

 

329.4

 

 

$

 

321.8

 

 

2

%

 

$

 

296.6

 

 

11

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisor Services Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security holdings

$

 

18.4

 

 

$

 

18.2

 

 

1

%

 

$

 

17.6

 

 

5

%

Cash and deposits

 

1.0

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

%

 

 

1.2

 

 

(17

)%

Advisor services assets

$

 

19.4

 

 

$

 

19.2

 

 

1

%

 

$

 

18.8

 

 

3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Services Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vested equity holdings

$

 

95.3

 

 

$

 

92.1

 

 

3

%

 

$

 

79.9

 

 

19

%

Vested options holdings

 

47.0

 

 

 

48.5

 

 

(3

)%

 

 

45.4

 

 

4

%

Corporate services vested assets

$

 

142.3

 

 

$

 

140.6

 

 

1

%

 

$

 

125.3

 

 

14

%

Unvested holdings

 

117.0

 

 

 

115.4

 

 

1

%

 

 

108.0

 

 

8

%

Corporate services assets

$

 

259.3

 

 

$

 

256.0

 

 

1

%

 

$

 

233.3

 

 

11

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Customer Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security holdings

$

 

286.6

 

 

$

 

279.3

 

 

3

%

 

$

 

257.7

 

 

11

%

Cash and deposits(12)

 

62.2

 

 

 

61.7

 

 

1

%

 

 

57.7

 

 

8

%

Retail and advisor services assets

$

 

348.8

 

 

$

 

341.0

 

 

2

%

 

$

 

315.4

 

 

11

%

Corporate services vested assets

 

142.3

 

 

 

140.6

 

 

1

%

 

 

125.3

 

 

14

%

...