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Valley National Bancorp Reports a 20 Percent Increase in Third Quarter Net Income, Solid Net Interest Margin and Non-PPP Loan Growth

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NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, today reported net income for the third quarter 2021 of $122.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share, as compared to the third quarter 2020 earnings of $102.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share, and net income of $120.5 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share, for the second quarter 2021. Excluding non-core charges, our adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure) was $124.7 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share, for the third quarter 2021, $104.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share, for third quarter 2020, and $126.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share, for the second quarter 2021. See further details below, including a reconciliation of our adjusted net income in the "Consolidated Financial Highlights" tables.

Key financial highlights for the third quarter:

  • Net Interest Income and Margin: Net interest income on a tax equivalent basis of $301.7 million for the third quarter 2021 decreased $43 thousand as compared to the second quarter 2021 and increased $17.6 million from the third quarter 2020. Net interest income remained relatively unchanged as compared to the second quarter 2021, despite a $9.4 million decrease in interest and fee income from our SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portfolio during the third quarter 2021. Our net interest margin on a tax equivalent basis decreased by 3 basis points to 3.15 percent in the third quarter 2021 as compared to 3.18 percent for the second quarter 2021. The decrease in the margin as compared to the second quarter 2021 was due to a 9 basis point decline in the yield of average earning assets caused by the lower interest rates on new and renewed loans, partially offset by the continued run-off of maturing higher cost time deposits, repayments of borrowings, and the overall lower cost of deposits driven by growth in non-maturity deposits. See the "Net Interest Income and Margin" section below for more details.

  • Loan Portfolio: Total loans increased $149.4 million to $32.6 billion at September 30, 2021 from June 30, 2021, in spite of a $476.7 million decrease in PPP loans within the commercial and industrial loan category. Our non-PPP loan portfolio increased $626.0 million, or 8.0 percent on an annualized basis. The increase was largely driven by growth in the total commercial real estate and residential mortgage loan categories. Additionally, our third quarter 2021 new and refinanced loan originations included approximately $233 million of residential mortgage loans originated for sale. Net gains on sales of residential loans were $6.4 million and $10.1 million in the third quarter 2021 and second quarter 2021, respectively. See the "Loans, Deposits and Other Borrowings" section below for more details.

  • Allowance and Provision for Credit Losses for Loans: The allowance for credit losses for loans totaled $356.9 million and $353.7 million at September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, respectively. During the third quarter 2021, we recorded a provision for credit losses for loans of $3.5 million as compared to $8.8 million and $31.0 million for the second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively.

  • Credit Quality: Total accruing past due loans decreased $25.0 million to $55.2 million, or 0.17 percent of total loans, at September 30, 2021 as compared to $80.2 million, or 0.25 percent of total loans, at June 30, 2021. Non-accrual loans represented 0.77 percent and 0.68 percent of total loans at September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, respectively. Net loan charge-offs totaled $293 thousand for the third quarter 2021 as compared to $9.4 million for the second quarter 2021. See the "Credit Quality" section below for more details.

  • Non-interest Income: Non-interest income decreased $695 thousand to $42.4 million for the third quarter 2021 as compared to the second quarter 2021. The moderate overall decline was largely due to decreases of $3.6 million and $1.0 million in net gains on sales of residential mortgage loans and insurance commissions, respectively, partially offset by a $3.8 million increase in other non-interest income. The increase in other income was partly driven by a $1.2 million increase in swap fee income related to certain new commercial loan transactions and other moderate increases during third quarter 2021.

  • Non-interest Expense: Non-interest expense increased $3.0 million to $174.9 million for the third quarter 2021 as compared to the second quarter 2021 mainly due to higher professional and legal fees and salaries and employee benefits expense, partially offset by a decrease of $8.4 million in the loss on extinguishment of debt due to the prepayment of $248 million of FHLB borrowings in the second quarter 2021. During the third quarter 2021, professional and legal fees included a $2.1 million accrual for general litigation reserves, $1.3 million of merger expenses related to our previously announced pending bank acquisitions, as well as increased consulting expenses related to our technology transformation efforts.

  • Efficiency Ratio: Our efficiency ratio was 50.93 percent for the third quarter 2021 as compared to 49.96 percent and 48.20 percent for the second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively. Our adjusted efficiency ratio was 49.16 percent for the third quarter 2021 as compared to 46.64 percent and 46.62 percent for the second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively. See the "Consolidated Financial Highlights" tables below for additional information regarding our non-GAAP measures.

  • Performance Ratios: Annualized return on average assets (ROA), shareholders’ equity (ROE) and tangible ROE were 1.18 percent, 10.23 percent, and 14.64 percent for the third quarter 2021, respectively. Annualized ROA, ROE and tangible ROE, adjusted for non-core charges, were 1.20 percent, 10.41 percent and 14.90 percent for the third quarter 2021, respectively. See the "Consolidated Financial Highlights" tables below for additional information regarding our non-GAAP measures.

On September 23, 2021, Valley announced that it will acquire Bank Leumi Le-Israel Corporation (Leumi), the U.S. subsidiary of Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M., and parent company of Bank Leumi USA (Bank Leumi). The merger will enable Valley to greatly expand its commercial banking and venture capital banking businesses, as well as help Valley increase its revenue diversity and expand into new geographies. Bank Leumi maintains its headquarters in New York City and also operates commercial banking offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and Aventura, Florida. As of June 30, 2021, Leumi had total assets of $8.4 billion, total deposits of $7.1 billion, and gross loans of $5.4 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2022, subject to standard regulatory approvals, approval of Valley shareholders, as well as other customary conditions.

On October 13, 2021, Valley also announced its acquisition of Arizona-based Dudley Ventures, an advisory firm specializing in the investment and management of tax credits. Over its plus 20-year history, Dudley Ventures and its affiliates have invested over $2.0 billion in tax credit transactions, leading to deep community impact.

Ira Robbins, CEO and President commented, "Our third quarter 2021 earnings continue to reflect the strength and quality of our balance sheet, disciplined loan pricing and the ability to manage our net interest margin in a very challenging market rate environment. Linked quarter non-PPP loan growth was 8 percent, and remained well-diversified in the third quarter." Mr. Robbins continued, “Additionally, we are very excited about our pending acquisitions of Bank Leumi and The Westchester Bank Holding Corporation, and our recent acquisition of Dudley Ventures. Integration of these businesses will offer unparalleled opportunities for us to expand our capabilities, cross sell services, broaden our reach into new markets and further our ability to positively impact our clients and communities."

Net Interest Income and Margin

Net interest income on a tax equivalent basis totaling $301.7 million for the third quarter 2021 decreased $43 thousand as compared to the second quarter 2021 and increased $17.6 million from the third quarter 2020. Interest expense of $27.8 million for the third quarter 2021 decreased $5.0 million as compared to the second quarter 2021 as we continue to reduce our cost of funding from both deposits and the repayment of other borrowings, primarily FHLB advances. Interest income on a tax equivalent basis in the third quarter 2021 decreased by $5.0 million to $329.5 million as compared to the second quarter 2021 largely due to a $9.4 million decline in PPP loan related interest and fees caused by lower levels of loan forgiveness (prepayments) in the third quarter 2021 and lower yields on non-PPP new and renewed loans. See the "Loan, Deposit and Other Borrowings" section for more information on PPP loans.

Our net interest margin on a tax equivalent basis of 3.15 percent for the third quarter 2021 decreased by 3 basis points and increased by 14 basis points from 3.18 percent and 3.01 percent for the second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively. The yield on average interest earning assets decreased by 9 basis points on a linked quarter basis mostly due to the lower yield on new and renewed loans, partially offset by one additional day in the third quarter 2021 as compared to second quarter 2021. The yield on average loans decreased by 8 basis points to 3.79 percent for the third quarter 2021 as compared to the second quarter 2021. The overall cost of average interest bearing liabilities decreased 7 basis points to 0.44 percent for the third quarter 2021 as compared to the second quarter 2021. The decrease was mainly due to (i) the continued run-off of maturing higher cost time deposits, (ii) repayment of maturing FHLB advances and other borrowings during the third quarter 2021, (iii) the prepayment of $248 million of long-term FHLB advances in June 2021 and (iv) the overall lower cost of deposits. Our cost of total average deposits was 0.18 percent for the third quarter 2021 as compared to 0.21 percent for the second quarter 2021.

Loans, Deposits and Other Borrowings

Loans. Loans increased $149.4 million to approximately $32.6 billion at September 30, 2021 from June 30, 2021 primarily due to growth in the commercial real estate, construction and residential mortgage loan categories, largely offset by a $476.7 million decrease in PPP loans within the commercial and industrial loan category. Commercial real estate loans increased $399.9 million, or 9.1 percent on an annualized basis, to $17.9 billion at September 30, 2021 as compared to June 30, 2021 reflecting continued strong organic loan growth across our geographic footprints. Construction loans increased $51.7 million, or 11.8 percent on an annualized basis, during the third quarter 2021 largely due to a higher volume of advances on pre-existing loan projects. Residential mortgage loans increased $105.4 million, or 10.0 percent on an annualized basis, during the third quarter 2021 mainly due to new loan activity in the purchased home market, and, to a lesser extent, refinance loan volumes. During the third quarter 2021, we originated approximately $233 million of residential mortgage loans for sale. Residential mortgage loans held for sale at fair value totaled $157.1 million and $159.3 million at September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, respectively.

Deposits. Total deposits increased $437.8 million to approximately $33.6 billion at September 30, 2021 from June 30, 2021 due to increases of $524.8 million and $260.3 million in non-maturity interest bearing and non-interest bearing deposit categories, respectively, partially offset by a $347.3 million decrease in time deposits. The decrease in time deposits was driven by normal run-off of maturing retail CDs with some continued migration to the more liquid deposit product categories. Total brokered deposits (consisting of both time and money market deposit accounts) decreased approximately $315 million to $1.7 billion at September 30, 2021 as compared to $2.0 billion at June 30, 2021 as our funding mix continues to shift to our commercial and retail deposit customers. Non-interest bearing deposits; savings, NOW and money market deposits; and time deposits represented approximately 32 percent, 56 percent and 12 percent of total deposits as of September 30, 2021, respectively.

Other Borrowings. Short-term borrowings decreased $71.0 million to $783.3 million at September 30, 2021 as compared to June 30, 2021 largely due to repayments of FHLB advances. Long-term borrowings decreased $458.2 million to $1.4 billion at September 30, 2021 as compared to June 30, 2021 also due to normal repayments of maturities, including FHLB advances, and $300 million of long-term repurchase agreements with a weighted average cost of approximately 3.4 percent.

Credit Quality

Non-Performing Assets (NPAs). Total NPAs, consisting of non-accrual loans, other real estate owned (OREO) and other repossessed assets increased $31.1 million to $257.7 million at September 30, 2021 as compared to June 30, 2021 mainly due to a $37.0 million increase in non-accrual commercial real estate loans. This increase was caused by two loans totaling $22.2 million and one loan totaling $10.9 million that migrated to non-accrual status from the 30-59 days and 60 to 89 days past due categories reported at June 30, 2021, respectively. These non-accrual loans totaling $33.1 million have allocated reserves of $3.7 million within our allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2021. Non-accrual loans represented 0.77 percent of total loans at September 30, 2021 compared to 0.68 percent at June 30, 2021.

Non-performing Taxi Medallion Loan Portfolio. We continue to closely monitor our non-performing New York City and Chicago taxi medallion loans totaling $86.3 million and $577 thousand, respectively, within the commercial and industrial loan category at September 30, 2021. At September 30, 2021, all taxi medallion loans were on non-accrual status and had related reserves of $58.6 million, or 67.4 percent of such loans, within the allowance for loan losses.

Accruing Past Due Loans. Total accruing past due loans (i.e., loans past due 30 days or more and still accruing interest) decreased $25.0 million to $55.2 million, or 0.17 percent of total loans, at September 30, 2021 as compared to $80.2 million, or 0.25 percent of total loans at June 30, 2021. Commercial real estate loans past due 30 to 59 days and 60 to 89 days decreased $17.6 million and $5.6 million, respectively, to $23.0 million and $5.9 million, respectively at September 30, 2021 as compared to June 30, 2021 mainly due to the aforementioned loans migrating to non-accrual loan status at September 30, 2021.

Forbearance. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on certain customers, Valley implemented short-term loan modifications such as payment deferrals, fee waivers, extensions of repayment terms, or delays in payment, when requested by customers, all of which were insignificant. As of September 30, 2021, Valley had approximately $98.6 million of outstanding loans remaining in their payment deferral period under short-term modifications, as compared to $142.0 million of loans in deferral at June 30, 2021.

Allowance for Credit Losses for Loans and Unfunded Commitments. The following table summarizes the allocation of the allowance for credit losses to loan categories and the allocation as a percentage of each loan category at September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020:

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Allocation

Allocation

Allocation

as a % of

as a % of

as a % of

Allowance

Loan

Allowance

Loan

Allowance

Loan

Allocation

Category

Allocation

Category

Allocation

Category

($ in thousands)

Loan Category:

Commercial and industrial loans

$

103,877

1.84

%

$

109,689

1.80

%

$

130,409

1.89

%

Commercial real estate loans:

Commercial real estate

178,206

0.99

%

168,220

0.96

%

128,699

0.77

%

Construction

21,515

1.19

%

20,919

1.19

%

15,951

0.93

%

Total commercial real estate loans

199,721

1.01

%

189,139

0.98

%

144,650

0.78

%

Residential mortgage loans

24,732

0.57

%

25,303

0.60

%

28,614

0.67

%

Consumer loans:

Home equity

4,110

1.02

%

4,602

1.12

%

5,972

1.31

%

Auto and other consumer

10,087

0.40

%

10,591

0.43

%

15,387

0.69

%

Total consumer loans

14,197

0.49

%

15,193

0.53

%

21,359

0.79

%

Allowance for loan losses

342,527

1.05

%

339,324

1.05

%

325,032

1.00

%

Allowance for unfunded credit commitments

14,400

14,400

10,296

Total allowance for credit losses for loans

$

356,927

$

353,724

$

335,328

Allowance for credit losses for loans as a % loans

1.09

%

1.09

%

1.03

%

Our loan portfolio, totaling $32.6 billion at September 30, 2021, had net loan charge-offs totaling $293 thousand for the third quarter 2021 as compared to $9.4 million and $15.4 million for the second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively. The decrease in net loan charge-offs for the third quarter 2021 as compared to the second quarter 2021 was mainly due to lower commercial and industrial loan charge-offs. During the third quarter 2021, the partial gross charge-offs of taxi medallion loans totaled $143 thousand as compared to $1.4 million and $6.1 million for the second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively.

The allowance for credit losses for loans, comprised of our allowance for loan losses and unfunded credit commitments, as a percentage of total loans was 1.09 percent at both September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, and 1.03 percent at September 30, 2020. During the third quarter 2021, we recorded a provision for credit losses for loans of $3.5 million as compared to a provision of $8.8 million and $31.0 million for the second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively. There was no provision for unfunded credit commitments for the third quarter 2021.

At September 30, 2021, the allowance allocations for credit losses as a percentage of total loans increased in commercial and industrial and commercial real estate loan categories as compared to June 30, 2021. The allocated reserves as a percentage of commercial and industrial loans increased by 4 basis points mainly due to the third quarter 2021 repayments (loan forgiveness) of PPP loans guaranteed by the SBA with no related allowance at September 30, 2021. The allocated reserves as a percentage of commercial real estate loans increased 3 basis points mainly due to higher quantitative reserves for non-owner occupied loans during the third quarter 2021. The allowance for credit losses as a percentage of total non-PPP loans was 1.12 percent, 1.14 percent and 1.11 percent for the third quarter 2021, second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020, respectively.

Capital Adequacy

Valley's regulatory capital ratios continue to reflect its well capitalized position. Valley's total risk-based capital, common equity Tier 1 capital, Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 leverage capital ratios were 13.24 percent, 10.06 percent, 10.73 percent and 8.63 percent, respectively, at September 30, 2021.

Investor Conference Call

Valley will host a conference call with investors and the financial community at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, today to discuss the third quarter 2021 earnings. Those wishing to participate in the call may dial toll-free 855-638-5437 Conference ID: 6339087. The teleconference will also be webcast live: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/3jdwo8xv and archived on Valley's website through Monday, November 29, 2021. Investor presentation materials will be made available prior to the conference call at www.valley.com.

About Valley

As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $41 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates many convenient branch locations across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to www.valley.com or call our Customer Care Center at 800-522-4100.

Forward Looking Statements

The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management’s confidence and strategies and management’s expectations about our business, new and existing programs and products, acquisitions, relationships, opportunities, taxation, technology, market conditions and economic expectations, including the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our businesses and financial results and conditions. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as “should,” “expect,” “believe,” “view,” “opportunity,” “allow,” “continues,” “reflects,” “typically,” “usually,” “anticipate,” or similar statements or variations of such terms. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • failure to obtain shareholder or regulatory approval for the acquisitions of The Westchester Bank Holding Corporation (Westchester) and Bank Leumi USA (Bank Leumi) on the anticipated terms and within the anticipated timeframe;

  • the inability to realize expected cost savings and synergies from the Westchester and Bank Leumi acquisitions in amounts or in the timeframe anticipated;

  • costs or difficulties relating to Westchester and Bank Leumi integration matters might be greater than expected;

  • the inability to retain customers and qualified employees of Westchester and Bank Leumi;

  • changes in estimates of non-recurring charges related to the Westchester and Bank Leumi acquisitions;

  • the continued impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. and global economies, including business disruptions, reductions in employment and an increase in business failures, specifically among our clients;

  • the continued impact of COVID-19 on our employees and our ability to provide services to our customers and respond to their needs as more cases of COVID-19 may arise in our primary markets;

  • the impact of forbearances or deferrals we are required or agree to as a result of customer requests and/or government actions, including, but not limited to our potential inability to recover fully deferred payments from the borrower or the collateral;

  • the risks related to the discontinuation of the London Interbank Offered Rate and other reference rates, including increased expenses and litigation and the effectiveness of hedging strategies;

  • damage verdicts or settlements or restrictions related to existing or potential class action litigation or individual litigation arising from claims of violations of laws or regulations, contractual claims, breach of fiduciary responsibility, negligence, fraud, environmental laws, patent or trademark infringement, employment related claims, and other matters;

  • a prolonged downturn in the economy, mainly in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, as well as an unexpected decline in commercial real estate values within our market areas;

  • higher or lower than expected income tax expense or tax rates, including increases or decreases resulting from changes in uncertain tax position liabilities, tax laws, regulations and case law;

  • the inability to grow customer deposits to keep pace with loan growth;

  • a material change in our allowance for credit losses under CECL due to forecasted economic conditions and/or unexpected credit deterioration in our loan and investment portfolios;

  • the need to supplement debt or equity capital to maintain or exceed internal capital thresholds;

  • greater than expected technology related costs due to, among other factors, prolonged or failed implementations, additional project staffing and obsolescence caused by continuous and rapid market innovations;

  • the loss of or decrease in lower-cost funding sources within our deposit base, including our inability to achieve deposit retention targets under Valley's branch transformation strategy;

  • cyber-attacks, ransomware attacks, computer viruses or other malware that may breach the security of our websites or other systems to obtain unauthorized access to confidential information, destroy data, disable or degrade service, or sabotage our systems;

  • results of examinations by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other regulatory authorities, including the possibility that any such regulatory authority may, among other things, require us to increase our allowance for credit losses, write-down assets, reimburse customers, change the way we do business, or limit or eliminate certain other banking activities;

  • our inability or determination not to pay dividends at current levels, or at all, because of inadequate earnings, regulatory restrictions or limitations, changes in our capital requirements or a decision to increase capital by retaining more earnings;

  • unanticipated loan delinquencies, loss of collateral, decreased service revenues, and other potential negative effects on our business caused by severe weather, the COVID-19 pandemic or other external events; and

  • unexpected significant declines in the loan portfolio due to the lack of economic expansion, increased competition, large prepayments, changes in regulatory lending guidance or other factors.

A detailed discussion of factors that could affect our results is included in our SEC filings, including the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

-Tables to Follow-

VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

September 30,

($ in thousands, except for share data)

2021

2021

2020

2021

2020

FINANCIAL DATA:

Net interest income - FTE (1)

$

301,744

$

301,787

$

284,119

$

897,115

$

834,042

Net interest income

$

301,026

$

300,907

$

283,086

$

894,600

$

830,984

Non-interest income

42,431

43,126

49,272

116,790

135,499

Total revenue

343,457

344,033

332,358

1,011,390

966,483

Non-interest expense

174,922

171,893

160,185

507,028

473,007

Pre-provision net revenue

168,535

172,140

172,173

504,362

493,476

Provision for credit losses

3,531

8,747

30,908

20,934

106,747

Income tax expense

42,424

42,881

38,891

124,626

101,486

Net income

122,580

120,512

102,374

358,802

285,243

Dividends on preferred stock

3,172

3,172

3,172

9,516

9,516

Net income available to common shareholders

$

119,408

$

117,340

$

99,202

$

349,286

$

275,727

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

406,824,160

405,963,209

403,833,469

405,986,114

403,714,701

Diluted

409,238,001

408,660,778

404,788,526

408,509,767

404,912,126

Per common share data:

Basic earnings

$

0.29

$

0.29

$

0.25

$

0.86

$

0.68

Diluted earnings

0.29

0.29

0.25

0.86

0.68

Cash dividends declared

0.11

0.11

0.11

0.33

0.33

Closing stock price - high

13.61

14.63

8.33

14.63

11.46

Closing stock price - low

11.80

12.91

6.60

9.74

6.29

CORE ADJUSTED FINANCIAL DATA: (2)

Net income available to common shareholders, as adjusted

$

121,555

$

123,445

$

101,002

$

357,623

$

278,784

Basic earnings per share, as adjusted

0.30

0.30

0.25

0.88

0.69

Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted

0.30

0.30

0.25

0.88

0.69

FINANCIAL RATIOS:

Net interest margin

3.14

%

3.18

%

3.00

%

3.15

%

3.02

%

Net interest margin - FTE (1)

3.15

3.18

3.01

3.16

3.03

Annualized return on average assets

1.18

1.17

0.99

1.16

0.94

Annualized return on avg. shareholders' equity

10.23

10.24

9.04

10.14

8.50

Annualized return on avg. tangible shareholders' equity (2)

14.64

14.79

13.30

14.63

12.61

Efficiency ratio (3)

50.93

49.96

48.20

50.13

48.94

CORE ADJUSTED FINANCIAL RATIOS: (2)

Annualized return on average assets, as adjusted

1.20

%

1.23

%

1.01

%

1.19

%

0.95

%

Annualized return on average shareholders' equity, as adjusted

10.41

10.76

9.20

10.37

8.59

Annualized return on average tangible shareholders' equity, as adjusted

14.90

15.54

13.53

14.97

12.75

Efficiency ratio, as adjusted

49.16

46.64

46.62

48.12

47.53

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

September 30,

($ in thousands, except for share data)

2021

2021

2020

2021

2020

AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET ITEMS:

Assets

$

41,543,930

$

41,161,459

$

41,356,737

$

41,144,375

$

40,304,956

Interest earning assets

38,332,874

37,907,414

37,767,710

37,902,547

36,743,807

Loans

32,698,382

32,635,298

32,515,264

32,641,362

31,522,268

Interest bearing liabilities

25,354,160

25,469,526

27,062,790

25,588,185

26,934,738

Deposits

33,599,820

32,723,175

31,390,693

32,731,459

30,332,638

Shareholders' equity

4,794,843

4,708,797

4,530,671

4,718,960

4,472,447


As Of

BALANCE SHEET ITEMS:

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

(In thousands)

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Assets

$

41,278,007

$

41,274,228

$

41,178,011

$

40,686,076

$

40,747,492

Total loans

32,606,814

32,457,454

32,686,416

32,217,112

32,415,586

Deposits

33,632,605

33,194,774

32,585,209

31,935,602

31,187,982

Shareholders' equity

4,822,498

4,737,807

4,659,670

4,592,120

4,533,763

LOANS:

(In thousands)

Commercial and industrial loans:

Commercial and industrial

$

4,761,227

$

4,733,771

$

4,784,017

$

4,709,569

$

4,625,880

Commercial and industrial PPP loans

874,033

1,350,684

2,364,627

2,152,139

2,277,465

Total commercial and industrial

5,635,260

6,084,455

7,148,644

6,861,708

6,903,345

Commercial real estate:

Commercial real estate

17,912,070

17,512,142

16,923,627

16,724,998

16,815,587

Construction

1,804,580

1,752,838

1,786,331

1,745,825

1,720,775

Total commercial real estate

19,716,650

19,264,980

18,709,958

18,470,823

18,536,362

Residential mortgage

4,332,422

4,226,975

4,060,492

4,183,743

4,284,595

Consumer:

Home equity

402,658

410,856

409,576

431,553

457,083

Automobile

1,563,698

1,531,262

1,444,883

1,355,955

1,341,659

Other consumer

956,126

938,926

912,863

913,330

892,542

Total consumer loans

2,922,482

2,881,044

2,767,322

2,700,838

2,691,284

Total loans

$

32,606,814

$

32,457,454

$

32,686,416

$

32,217,112

$

32,415,586

CAPITAL RATIOS:

Book value per common share

$

11.32

$

11.15

$

10.97

$

10.85

$

10.71

Tangible book value per common share (2)

7.78

7.59

7.39

7.25

7.12

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (2)

7.95

%

7.73

%

7.55

%

7.47

%

7.32

%

Tier 1 leverage capital

8.63

8.49

8.37

8.06

7.89

Common equity tier 1 capital

10.06

10.04

10.08

9.94

9.71

Tier 1 risk-based capital

10.73

10.73

10.79

10.66

10.42

Total risk-based capital

13.24

13.36

12.76

12.64

12.37


Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES:

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

September 30,

($ in thousands)

2021

2021

2020

2021

2020

Allowance for credit losses for loans

Beginning balance

$

353,724

$

354,313

$

319,723

$

351,354

$

164,604

Impact of the adoption of ASU 2016-13 (4)

37,989

Allowance for purchased credit deteriorated (PCD) loans

61,643

Beginning balance, adjusted

353,724

354,313

319,723

351,354

264,236

Loans charged-off:

Commercial and industrial

(1,248

)

(10,893

)

(13,965

)

(19,283

)

(31,349

)

Commercial real estate

(695

)

(382

)

(766

)

Residential mortgage

(1

)

(7

)

(139

)

(348

)

Total consumer

(771

)

(1,480

)

(2,458

)

(3,389

)

(7,624

)

Total loans charged-off

(2,019

)

(12,374

)

(17,125

)

(23,193

)

(40,087

)

Charged-off loans recovered:

Commercial and industrial

514

678

428

2,781

1,796

Commercial real estate

29

665

60

759

164

Construction

40

4

80

Residential mortgage

228

191

31

576

626

Total consumer

955

1,474

1,151

3,359

2,454

Total loans recovered

1,726

3,008

1,710

7,479

5,120

Net charge-offs

(293

)

(9,366

)

(15,415

)

(15,714

)

(34,967

)

Provision for credit losses for loans

3,496

8,777

31,020

21,287

106,059

Ending balance

$

356,927

$

353,724

$

335,328

$

356,927

$

335,328

Components of allowance for credit losses for loans:

Allowance for loan losses

$

342,527

$

339,324

$

325,032

$

342,527

$

325,032

Allowance for unfunded credit commitments

14,400

14,400

10,296

14,400

10,296

Allowance for credit losses for loans

$

356,927

$

353,724

$

335,328

$

356,927

$

335,328

Components of provision for credit losses for loans:

Provision for credit losses for loans

$

3,496

$

5,810

$

30,833

$

17,998

$

105,709

Provision for unfunded credit commitments

2,967

187

3,289

350

Total provision for credit losses for loans

$

3,496

$

8,777

$

31,020

$

21,287

$

106,059

Annualized ratio of total net charge-offs to average loans

0.00

%

0.11

%

0.19

%

0.06

%

0.15

%

Allowance for credit losses for loans as a % of total loans

1.09

1.09

1.03

1.09

1.03


As of

ASSET QUALITY:

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

($ in thousands)

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

Accruing past due loans:

30 to 59 days past due:

Commercial and industrial

$

2,677

$

3,867

$

3,763

$

6,393

$

6,587

Commercial real estate

22,956

40,524

11,655

35,030

26,038

Construction

315

142

Residential mortgage

9,293

8,479

16,004

17,717

22,528

Total consumer

5,463

6,242

5,480

10,257

8,979

Total 30 to 59 days past due

40,389

59,112

36,902

69,712

64,274

60 to 89 days past due:

Commercial and industrial

985

1,361

1,768

2,252

3,954

Commercial real estate

5,897

11,451

5,455

1,326

610

Construction

Residential mortgage

974

1,608

2,233

10,351

3,760

Total consumer

1,617

985

1,021

1,823

1,352

Total 60 to 89 days past due

9,473

15,405

10,477

15,752

9,676

90 or more days past due:

Commercial and industrial

2,083

2,351

2,515

9,107

6,759

Commercial real estate

1,942

1,948

993

1,538

Residential mortgage

1,002

956

2,472

3,170

891

Total consumer

325

463

417

271

753

Total 90 or more days past due

5,352

5,718

5,404

13,541

9,941

Total accruing past due loans

$

55,214

$

80,235

$

52,783

$

99,005

$

83,891

Non-accrual loans:

Commercial and industrial

$

100,614

$

102,594

$

108,988

$

106,693

$

115,667

Commercial real estate

95,843

58,893

54,004

46,879

41,627

Construction

17,653

17,660

71

84

2,497

Residential mortgage

33,648

35,941

33,655

25,817

23,877

Total consumer

4,073

4,924

7,292

5,809

7,441

Total non-accrual loans

251,831

220,012

204,010

185,282

191,109

Other real estate owned (OREO)

3,967

4,523

4,521

5,118

7,746

Other repossessed assets

1,896

2,060

1,857

3,342

3,988

Non-accrual debt securities

129

815

783

Total non-performing assets

$

257,694

$

226,595

$

210,517

$

194,557

$

203,626

Performing troubled debt restructured loans

$

64,832

$

64,080

$

67,102

$

57,367

$

58,090

Total non-accrual loans as a % of loans

0.77

%

0.68

%

0.62

%

0.58

%

0.59

%

Total accruing past due and non-accrual loans as a % of loans

0.94

%

0.93

%

0.79

%

0.88

%

0.85

%

Allowance for losses on loans as a % of non-accrual loans

136.01

%

154.23

%

168.07

%

183.64

%

170.08

%

NOTES TO SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

(1)

Net interest income and net interest margin are presented on a tax equivalent basis using a 21 percent federal tax rate. Valley believes that this presentation provides comparability of net interest income and net interest margin arising from both taxable and tax-exempt sources and is consistent with industry practice and SEC rules.

(2)

This press release contains certain supplemental financial information, described in the Notes below, which has been determined by methods other than U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") that management uses in its analysis of Valley's performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide information useful to investors in understanding Valley's financial results. Specifically, Valley provides measures based on what it believes are its core operating earnings on a consistent basis and excludes material non-core operating items which affect the GAAP reporting of results of operations. Management utilizes these measures for internal planning and forecasting purposes. Management believes that Valley's presentation and discussion, together with the accompanying reconciliations, provides a complete understanding of factors and trends affecting Valley's business and allows investors to view performance in a manner similar to management. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP basis measures and results and Valley strongly encourages investors to review its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names.


Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

September 30,

($ in thousands, except for share data)

2021

2021

2020

2021

2020

Adjusted net income available to common shareholders:

Net income, as reported

$

122,580

$

120,512

$

102,374

$

358,802

$

285,243

Add: Loss on extinguishment of debt (net of tax)

6,024

1,691

6,024

1,691

Add: (Gains) losses on available for sale and held to maturity securities transactions (net of tax)(a)

(565

)

81

33

(399

)

91

Add: Merger related expenses (net of tax)(b)

1,207

76

1,207

1,275

Add: Litigation reserve (net of tax)(b)

1,505

1,505

Net income, as adjusted

$

124,727

$

126,617

$

104,174

$

367,139

$

288,300

Dividends on preferred stock

3,172

3,172

3,172

9,516

9,516

Net income available to common shareholders, as adjusted

$

121,555

$

123,445

$

101,002

$

357,623

$

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