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Bank of America Reports Second-quarter 2014 Net Income of $2.3 Billion, or $0.19 per Diluted Share, on Revenue of $22.0 Billion(A)


July 16, 2014 - Charlotte, N.c., United States

Bank of America Corporation today reported net income of $2.3 billion, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $4.0 billion, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Revenue, net of interest expense, on an FTE basis(A) declined 4 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to $22.0 billion.

 

"The economy continues to strengthen, and our customers and clients are doing more business with us," said Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan. "Among other positive indicators, consumers are spending more, brokerage assets are up by double digits and our corporate clients are increasingly turning to us to help finance business expansion and merger activity. We are well positioned for further progress."

 

"During the quarter, our Basel 3 capital ratios improved and credit losses remained near historical lows," said Chief Financial Officer Bruce Thompson. "In addition, we did a good job managing expenses. Although litigation expenses were higher than the year-ago quarter, total noninterest expense, excluding litigation, declined 6 percent from the second quarter of 2013."(C)

 

Selected Financial Highlights

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions, except per share data)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Net interest income, FTE basis1   $ 10,226     $ 10,286     $ 10,771
Noninterest income   11,734     12,481     12,178
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis1   21,960     22,767     22,949
Provision for credit losses   411     1,009     1,211
Noninterest expense2   18,541     22,238     16,018
Net income (loss)   $ 2,291     $ (276 )   $ 4,012
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share   $ 0.19     $ (0.05 )   $ 0.32

1 Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis is a non-GAAP financial measure. For reconciliations to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release. Net interest income on a GAAP basis was $10.0 billion, $10.1 billion and $10.5 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively. Total revenue, net of interest expense, on a GAAP basis was $21.7 billion, $22.6 billion and $22.7 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively.

 

2 Noninterest expense includes litigation expense of $4.0 billion, $6.0 billion and $0.5 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively.

 

 

Net interest income, on an FTE basis, declined 5 percent from the year-ago quarter to $10.2 billion(A). The decline was driven by lower yields on debt securities due to a $528 million change in market-related premium amortization expense. Excluding these market-related adjustments, net interest income was relatively stable at $10.4 billion for both periods and the net interest margin was 2.26 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared to 2.28 percent in the second quarter of 2013(A).

 

Noninterest income was down 4 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven primarily by year-over-year declines in mortgage banking income and equity investment income. The provision for credit losses declined 66 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to $411 million, driven by improved credit quality. Net charge-offs declined 49 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to $1.1 billion, with the net charge-off ratio falling to 0.48 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from 0.94 percent in the year-ago quarter. During the second quarter of 2014, the reserve release was $662 million, compared to a reserve release of $900 million in the second quarter of 2013.

 

Noninterest expense was $18.5 billion, compared to $16.0 billion in the year-ago quarter, driven by higher mortgage-related litigation expense, partially offset by reduced personnel expense. Substantially all litigation expense incurred in the second quarter of 2014 related to previously disclosed legacy mortgage-related matters. Excluding litigation expense, noninterest expense declined 6 percent from the year-ago quarter to $14.6 billion, reflecting continued progress by the company to realize cost savings in its Legacy Assets and Servicing business as well as Project New BAC(C).

 

The effective tax rate of 18.0 percent for the second quarter of 2014 was driven by the impact of recurring tax preference benefits on the lower level of pretax income. The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2013 of 27.0 percent was primarily driven by recurring tax preference benefits and an increase in tax benefits from the 2012 non-U.S. restructurings.

 

At June 30, 2014, the company had 233,201 full-time employees, down 9 percent from the year-ago quarter and 2 percent below the first quarter of 2014.

 

AIG Settlement

 

On July 15, 2014, Bank of America executed a definitive settlement agreement with AIG to resolve all outstanding residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) litigation between the parties. Under the terms of the settlement, AIG will file notices of dismissal in its securities lawsuits against Bank of America and its affiliates pending in California and New York federal courts. Also, AIG has agreed to withdraw its objection to the Bank of New York Mellon private-label securities settlement (Article 77 Proceeding).

 

The AIG settlement amount of $650 million was covered by litigation reserves as of June 30, 2014. Bank of America has now resolved approximately 95 percent of the unpaid principal balance of all RMBS as to which RMBS securities litigation has been filed or threatened for all Bank of America-related entities.

 

In addition, the parties agreed to settle three actions brought by Bank of America seeking to collect mortgage insurance proceeds due from AIG’s United Guaranty mortgage insurance subsidiaries on legacy Bank of America originated and serviced loans.

 

Business Segment Results

 

The company reports results through five business segments: Consumer and Business Banking (CBB), Consumer Real Estate Services (CRES), Global Wealth and Investment Management (GWIM), Global Banking, and Global Markets, with the remaining operations recorded in All Other.

 

Consumer and Business Banking (CBB)

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis   $ 7,373     $ 7,438     $ 7,434  
Provision for credit losses   534     812     967  
Noninterest expense   4,000     3,963     4,184  
Net income   $ 1,788     $ 1,666     $ 1,391  
Return on average allocated capital1   24.3 %   22.9 %   18.6 %
Average loans   $ 160,240     $ 162,061     $ 163,593  
Average deposits   543,566     534,557     522,244  
At period-end                  
Brokerage assets   $ 105,926     $ 100,206     $ 84,182  

1 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

 

 

Business Highlights
 

  • Average deposit balances increased $21.3 billion, or 4 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $543.6 billion. The increase was primarily driven by growth in liquid products in the current low-rate environment.
  • Client brokerage assets increased $21.7 billion, or 26 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $105.9 billion, driven by increased market valuation and account flows.
  • Credit card issuance remained strong with the company issuing 1.1 million new credit cards in the second quarter of 2014, up 18 percent from the year-ago quarter. Approximately 65 percent of these cards went to existing customers.
  • The number of mobile banking customers increased 17 percent from the year-ago quarter to 15.5 million users, with 10 percent of customer deposit transactions using mobile devices.
  • Return on average allocated capital was 24.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared to 18.6 percent in the second quarter of 2013.


Financial Overview

 

Consumer and Business Banking reported net income of $1.8 billion, up $397 million, or 29 percent, from the year-ago quarter, reflecting lower provision for credit losses and continued progress on the company's strategy of deepening relationships and reducing costs by optimizing the delivery network. Revenue was relatively stable compared to the year-ago quarter as higher service charge income was offset by lower net interest income and slightly lower card income.

 

The provision for credit losses decreased $433 million from the year-ago quarter to $534 million, reflecting continued improvement in credit quality. Noninterest expense decreased 4 percent, or $184 million, from the year-ago quarter to $4.0 billion, driven by lower operating, litigation and personnel expenses. Network optimization continued with the reduction of another 72 banking centers through sales and closures during the second quarter of 2014.

 

Consumer Real Estate Services (CRES)

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis   $ 1,390     $ 1,192     $ 2,115  
Provision for credit losses   (20 )   25     291  
Noninterest expense1   5,902     8,129     3,383  
Net loss   $ (2,802 )   $ (5,027 )   $ (930 )
Average loans and leases   88,257     88,914     90,114  
At period-end                  
Loans and leases   $ 88,156     $ 88,355     $ 89,257  

1 Noninterest expense includes litigation expense of $3.8 billion, $5.8 billion and $219 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013.

 

 

Business Highlights

 
  • Bank of America funded $13.7 billion in residential home loans and home equity loans during the second quarter of 2014, helping nearly 43,000 homeowners either refinance an existing mortgage or purchase a home. This included more than 5,500 first-time homebuyer mortgages and more than 13,800 mortgages to low- and moderate-income borrowers.
  • The number of 60+ days delinquent first mortgage loans serviced by Legacy Assets and Servicing (LAS) declined 5 percent during the second quarter of 2014 to 263,000 loans from 277,000 loans at the end of the first quarter of 2014, and declined 47 percent from 492,000 loans at the end of the second quarter of 2013.
  • Noninterest expense in LAS, excluding litigation, declined to $1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2014 from $1.6 billion in the first quarter of 2014 and $2.3 billion in the year-ago quarter as the company continued to focus on reducing the number of delinquent mortgage loans in its portfolio(G).


Financial Overview

 

Consumer Real Estate Services reported a net loss of $2.8 billion for the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $930 million for the same period in 2013, driven largely by a $3.6 billion increase in litigation expense. Revenue declined $725 million from the second quarter of 2013 to $1.4 billion, driven primarily by lower core production revenue due to fewer loan originations as well as lower servicing income, primarily due to a smaller servicing portfolio.

 

CRES first-mortgage originations declined 59 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, reflecting a decline in overall market demand for refinance mortgages. Core production revenue decreased $542 million from the year-ago quarter to $318 million due primarily to lower volume and a reduction in revenues from sales of loans that had returned to performing status.

 

The provision for credit losses decreased $311 million from the year-ago quarter to a provision benefit of $20 million due to the continued improvement in portfolio trends.

 

Noninterest expense increased $2.5 billion from the year-ago quarter to $5.9 billion, due to a $3.6 billion increase in litigation expense, partially offset by lower LAS default-related staffing and other default-related servicing expenses, and lower Home Loans expenses as refinance demand slowed.

 

Global Wealth and Investment Management (GWIM)

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis   $ 4,589     $ 4,547     $ 4,499  
Provision for credit losses   (8 )   23     (15 )
Noninterest expense   3,447     3,359     3,270  
Net income   $ 724     $ 729     $ 759  
Return on average allocated capital1   24.3 %   24.7 %   30.6 %
Average loans and leases   $ 118,512     $ 115,945     $ 109,589  
Average deposits   240,042     242,792     235,344  
At period-end (dollars in billions)                  
Assets under management   $ 878.7     $ 841.8     $ 743.6  
Total client balances2   2,468.2     2,395.8     2,215.1  

1 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

 

2 Total client balances are defined as assets under management, client brokerage assets, assets in custody, client deposits and loans (including margin receivables).

 

 

Business Highlights

 
  • Client balances increased 11 percent from the year-ago quarter to a record $2.47 trillion, driven by higher market levels and net inflows. Second-quarter 2014 long-term assets under management (AUM) flows of $11.9 billion were the 20th consecutive quarter of positive flows.
  • Asset management fees grew to a record $1.95 billion, up 15 percent from the year-ago quarter.
  • Average loan balances increased 8 percent from the year-ago quarter to $118.5 billion.
  • Pretax margin was 25.1 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared to the record year-ago margin of 27.6 percent, marking the sixth straight quarter over 25 percent.


Financial Overview

 

Global Wealth and Investment Management reported net income of $724 million, compared to $759 million in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue increased 2 percent from the year-ago quarter to a record $4.6 billion, driven by higher noninterest income related to improved market valuation and long-term AUM flows.

 

Credit quality remained strong in the second quarter with the provision for credit losses relatively stable compared to the year-ago quarter. Noninterest expense increased 5 percent to $3.4 billion, driven in part by higher revenue-related incentive compensation and other volume-related expenses and additional investments in technology and other areas to support business growth.

 

Return on average allocated capital was 24.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014, down from 30.6 percent in the year-ago quarter, as relatively stable earnings were more than offset by increased capital allocations.

 

Client balances rose 11 percent from the year-ago quarter to $2.47 trillion, driven largely by higher market levels, long-term AUM flows of $49.0 billion and period-end client loan growth of $8.5 billion. Assets under management rose $135.1 billion, or 18 percent, from the second quarter of 2013 to $878.7 billion, driven by increased market valuation and long-term AUM flows. Average deposit balances increased $4.7 billion from the second quarter of 2013 to $240.0 billion.

 

Global Banking

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis   $ 4,179     $ 4,269     $ 4,138  
Provision for credit losses   132     265     163  
Noninterest expense   1,899     2,028     1,849  
Net income   $ 1,353     $ 1,236     $ 1,297  
Return on average allocated capital1   17.5 %   16.2 %   22.6 %
Average loans and leases   $ 271,417     $ 271,475     $ 255,674  
Average deposits   258,937     256,433     226,912  

1 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

 

 

Business Highlights

 
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) was ranked No. 2 in global net investment banking fees in the second quarter of 2014 with firmwide investment banking fees of $1.6 billion, excluding self-led deals(H). Global Banking achieved record equity underwriting fees, excluding self-led deals.
  • BAML ranked among the top three financial institutions globally in leveraged loans, convertible debt, asset-backed securities, common stock underwriting, investment grade corporate debt and syndicated loans during the second quarter of 2014(H).
  • BAML was recently awarded two of Euromoney magazine’s most prestigious accolades: Best Global Investment Bank and Best Global Transaction Services House, marking the first time Euromoney awarded one firm both awards in the same year.
  • Average loan and lease balances increased $15.7 billion, or 6 percent, from the year-ago quarter, to $271.4 billion, with growth in the commercial and industrial loan portfolio and the commercial real estate and leasing portfolios.
  • Average deposits increased $32.0 billion, or 14 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $258.9 billion primarily due to increased client liquidity and international growth.


Financial Overview

 

Global Banking reported net incomeof $1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $1.3 billion in the year-ago quarter as a decline in the provision for credit losses was partially offset by higher noninterest expense. Revenue of $4.2 billion was relatively stable compared to the second quarter of 2013.

 

Global Corporate Banking revenue increased to $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014, up $29 million from the year-ago quarter, and Global Commercial Banking revenue decreased $59 million to $1.7 billion. Included in these results are Business Lending revenue of $1.8 billion, down $80 million from the year-ago quarter, and Global Transaction Services revenue of $1.5 billion, up $50 million from the year-ago period. Global Banking investment banking fees, excluding self-led deals, increased $33 million versus the year-ago quarter.

 

The provision for credit losses decreased $31 million from the year-ago quarter to $132 million. Noninterest expense increased $50 million, or 3 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $1.9 billion, primarily from higher litigation expense.

 

Return on average allocated capital was 17.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014, down from 22.6 percent in the year-ago quarter, as modest earnings improvement was more than offset by increased capital allocations.

 

Global Markets1

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis   $ 4,583     $ 5,012     $ 4,194  
Provision for credit losses   19     19     (16 )
Noninterest expense   2,862     3,077     2,770  
Net income   $ 1,101     $ 1,308     $ 962  
Return on average allocated capital2   13.0 %   15.6 %   12.9 %
Total average assets   $ 617,103     $ 601,439     $ 656,109  

1 During 2014, the management of structured liabilities and the associated DVA were moved into Global Markets from All Other to better align the performance risk of these instruments. As such, net DVA represents the combined total of net DVA on derivatives and structured liabilities. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. Net DVA gains were $69 million, $112 million and $49 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively.

 

2 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

 

 

Business Highlights

 
  • Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA(B), increased 5 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to $2.4 billion.
  • Return on average allocated capital was 13.0 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared to 12.9 percent in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting increased net income which was largely offset by an increase in allocated capital compared to the year-ago quarter.


Financial Overview

 

Global Markets reported net income of $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2014, up 14 percent from the year-ago quarter. Revenue increased $389 million, or 9 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $4.6 billion, reflecting higher equity investment gains (not included in sales and trading) and increased investment banking fees.

 

Total sales and trading revenue was comparable to the year-ago quarter at $3.5 billion. Excluding net DVA, sales and trading revenue was $3.4 billion in both periods(I). FICC sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA(B), was $2.4 billion in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $117 million, or 5 percent, from the year-ago quarter, reflecting improved performance in mortgage and municipal products, partially offset by declines in foreign exchange and commodities. Equities sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA(J), was $1.0 billion, a decrease of $162 million, or 14 percent, from the year-ago quarter as low volatility depressed secondary market volumes and reduced client activity. In addition to sales and trading, there was an equity investment gain of $240 million in the second quarter of 2014.

 

Noninterest expense was $2.9 billion compared to $2.8 billion in the year-ago quarter.

 

All Other1

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis2, 3   $ (154 )   $ 309     $ 569  
Provision for credit losses   (246 )   (135 )   (179 )
Noninterest expense4   431     1,682     562  
Net income (loss)   $ 127     $ (188 )   $ 533  
Total average loans   210,575     217,391     238,910  

1 All Other consists of ALM activities, equity investments, the international consumer card business, liquidating businesses and other. ALM activities encompass the whole-loan residential mortgage portfolio and investment securities, interest rate and foreign currency risk management activities including the residual net interest income allocation, the impact of certain allocation methodologies and accounting hedge ineffectiveness.

 

2 Revenue includes equity investment income of $56 million, $674 million and $576 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively, and gains on sales of debt securities of $382 million, $357 million and $452 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively.

 

3 During 2014, the management of structured liabilities and the associated DVA were moved into Global Markets from All Other to better align the performance risk of these instruments. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

 

4 The three months ended March 31, 2014 included $717 million of expense related to annual retirement-eligible incentive compensation.

 

 

All Other reported net income of $127 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $533 million for the same period a year ago. The decline was primarily driven by lower equity investment income and the negative quarterly impact of market-related net interest income adjustments compared to the year-ago quarter. This was partially offset by an improvement in the provision for credit losses driven primarily by recoveries on bulk sales of nonperforming loans, and lower noninterest expense.

 

 

Credit Quality

 
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)   June 30
2014
  March 31
2014
  June 30
2013
Provision for credit losses   $ 411     $ 1,009     $ 1,211  
Net charge-offs1   1,073     1,388     2,111  
Net charge-off ratio1, 2   0.48 %   0.62 %   0.94 %
Net charge-off ratio, excluding the PCI loan portfolio2   0.49     0.64     0.97  
Net charge-off ratio, including PCI write-offs2   0.55     0.79     1.07  
At period-end                  
Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties   $ 15,300     $ 17,732     $ 21,280  
Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties ratio3   1.70 %   1.96 %   2.33 %
Allowance for loan and lease losses   $ 15,811     $ 16,618     $ 21,235  
Allowance for loan and lease losses ratio4   1

Source: Business Wire India

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