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F.N.B. Corporation Reports Continued Revenue Growth and Record Net Income

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- HERMITAGE, PA

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) today reported first quarter of 2014 results. Net income available to common shareholders for the first quarter of 2014 totaled $32.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted common share. Comparatively, fourth quarter of 2013 net income totaled $28.4 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, and first quarter of 2013 net income totaled $28.5 million or $0.20 per diluted common share. Operating results are presented in the table below, “Quarterly Results Summary”.

Vincent J. Delie, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our ability to deliver consistent operating performance and high-quality earnings highlights the strength of FNB’s growing franchise. During the first quarter, we continued to grow revenue, loans and deposits, maintain a stable core net interest margin, post consistent asset quality results and control expenses. Additionally, we absorbed the earnings impact from the capital actions taken in the fourth quarter of 2013 that strengthened our capital structure under Basel III provisions.”

Mr. Delie added, “At the end of the quarter, FNB’s tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio is the strongest level in the past ten years and our expansion strategy positions us favorably for the future.  In February, we completed the integration of BCSB Bancorp, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland, a market where we have attained a top ten deposit market share position in less than one year. On April 8, 2014, we announced the pending acquisition of OBA Financial, Inc., a transaction that will further strengthen our Maryland presence and enhance capital levels and future earnings. Our strategy to partner with quality institutions and expand our banking footprint in attractive markets will continue to benefit FNB and its shareholders.”

 

Quarterly Results Summary 1Q14  4Q13  1Q13 
Reported Results       
Net income ($ in millions)  $34.5  $28.4  $28.5 
Preferred stock dividend expense ($ in millions)  $2.3  --  -- 
Net income available to common shareholders ($ in millions)  $32.2  $28.4  $28.5 
Net income per diluted common share  $0.20  $0.18  $0.20 
Operating Results (Non-GAAP)*
Operating net income ($ in millions) $33.1 $32.5 $28.8
Preferred stock dividend expense ($ in millions) $2.3 -- --
Operating net income available to common shareholders ($ in millions) $30.8 $32.5 $28.8
Operating net income per diluted common share $0.19 $0.21 $0.20
Average Diluted Shares Outstanding (in 000's) 163,967 157,858 141,065

*Non-GAAP measures, refer to Non-GAAP Disclosures and detail in the accompanying data tables. 

First Quarter 2014 Highlights – Comparison to Prior Quarter

  • Loan growth momentum continued, with average organic loan growth on a linked-quarter basis of $144 million or 6.2% annualized, led by average organic commercial loan growth of $125 million or 9.8% annualized.
     
  • On an organic basis, average transaction deposits and customer repurchase agreements declined slightly, primarily due to the timing of normal seasonality in business balances. Average non-interest bearing deposits grew organically $29 million or 5.3% annualized. Period-end organic growth was solid for total transaction deposits and customer repurchase agreements with growth of $230 million or 10.8% annualized. Transaction deposits and customer repurchase agreements represent 76% of total deposits and customer repurchase agreements at March 31, 2014.
  • The net interest margin was 3.62%, compared to 3.67%, with four basis points of the five basis point narrowing attributable to higher than normal accretable yield benefit in the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • Credit quality metrics reflect continued solid performance.  For the originated portfolio, non-performing loans and OREO to total loans and OREO was 1.46%, compared to 1.44%, and net charge-offs were 0.28% annualized of total average originated loans, compared to 0.30% annualized in the prior quarter.
  • On February 15, 2014, FNB completed the merger with BCSB Bancorp, Inc. (BCSB). 
  • On April 8, 2014, FNB announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire OBA Financial Services Inc. (OBAF), a capital accretive transaction that will enhance FNB’s Maryland presence.

First Quarter 2014 Results – Comparison to Prior Quarter
(All comparisons refer to the fourth quarter of 2013, except as noted)

Net Interest Income/Loans/Deposits
Net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis totaled $109.5 million, increasing $0.9 million, or 0.8%, primarily as a result of continued organic growth and the benefit related to the addition of BCSB, partially offset by $1.1 million in lower accretable yield benefit and two fewer days in the quarter. The net interest margin of 3.62% compares to 3.67% in the prior quarter, with 4 basis points of the 5 basis point narrowing attributable to the lower accretable yield, which totaled $0.6 million, compared to $1.7 million in the prior quarter.
 
Average loans totaled $9.7 billion and increased $373 million, or 4.0%, reflecting loans acquired from the BCSB acquisition and annualized average organic loan growth of $144 million or 6.2%. The first quarter represents the nineteenth consecutive linked-quarter of organic growth in total loans. Organic growth in average commercial loans was strong, totaling $125 million, or 9.8% annualized, and organic growth in average consumer loans (consisting of direct, consumer lines of credit and indirect loans) was $43 million or 5.7% annualized.    

Average deposits and customer repurchase agreements totaled $11.3 billion and increased $226 million, or 2.0%, with the increase on a quarterly average basis primarily reflecting deposits acquired from the BCSB acquisition. On an organic basis, average total transaction deposits and customer repurchase agreements declined slightly by $30 million, or 1.4% annualized, primarily due to the timing of normal seasonality in business deposit accounts. On a period-end basis, organic growth in transaction deposits and customer repurchase agreements was strong at $230 million, or 10.8% annualized, with non-interest bearing deposits growing organically 19.8% annualized and representing 20% of total deposits and repurchase agreements at quarter-end. Loans as a percentage of total deposits and customer repurchase agreements were 85% at March 31, 2014, compared to 86% at December 31, 2013.

Non-Interest Income
Non-interest income totaled $42.1 million, increasing $9.4 million, or 28.8%, and included a $9.5 million (pre-tax) net gain on the opportunistic sale of certain securities, including the pooled trust preferred securities portfolio. Excluding this gain, total non-interest income was consistent with the prior quarter and included insurance commissions increasing $1.0 million, or 24.3% (due to seasonal contingent fee revenue) and trust income growing $0.4 million or 10.2% (solid organic growth). Service charges decreased $1.5 million, or 9.0%, as a result of lower transaction volumes given normal seasonality as well as the impact of inclement weather on activity levels. Mortgage banking results similarly reflect the weaker industry-wide application volumes.

Non-Interest Expense
Non-interest expense totaled $94.2 million, increasing $2.1 million, or 2.3%, and included $3.2 million in higher merger and severance costs. The prior quarter included expense of $2.2 million related to the early extinguishment of trust preferred securities. Excluding these items, non-interest expense increased $1.0 million, or 1.2%, and includes additional operating costs related to the BCSB acquisition, increased weather-related occupancy costs and higher FDIC insurance, partially offset by lower other real estate owned (OREO) expense. The efficiency ratio was 59.0%, compared to 57.8% in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Credit Quality
Credit quality metrics reflect continued solid performance. The ratio of non-performing loans and OREO to total loans and OREO remained consistent, improving 1 basis point to 1.23%, and for the originated portfolio, increasing 2 basis points to 1.46%.  Delinquency (total past due and non-accrual loans as a percentage of total originated loans) was 1.17%, an 11 basis point improvement as a result of the $6.1 million, or 5.8%, reduction in total delinquency levels.

Net charge-offs for the first quarter totaled $5.6 million, or 0.23% annualized, compared to $7.6 million or 0.32% annualized. For the originated portfolio, net charge-offs were 0.28% annualized, compared to 0.30% annualized of average originated loans. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans was 1.13%, compared to 1.17%, with the slight decrease primarily reflecting the addition of the BCSB loan portfolio. The allowance for loan losses to total originated loans was 1.28%, compared to 1.29% at December 31, 2013. The provision for loan losses totaled $7.0 million, compared to $8.4 million in the prior quarter.  The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total non-performing loans was 134.9%, compared to 135.4%.

First Quarter 2014 Results – Comparison to Prior-Year Quarter
(All comparisons refer to the first quarter of 2013, except as noted)

First quarter of 2014 results include the impact from the Annapolis Bancorp, Inc. (ANNB), PVF Capital Corp. (PVFC) and BCSB Bancorp Inc. (BCSB) acquisitions completed on April 6, 2013, October 12, 2013 and February 15, 2014, respectively.

Net Interest Income/Loans/Deposits
Net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis totaled $109.5 million, increasing $14.7 million or 15.5%. The net interest margin was 3.62%, compared to 3.66%, with 3 basis points of the 4 basis point narrowing attributable to lower accretable yield benefit on acquired loans. Average earning assets grew $1.8 billion, or 16.9%, through consistent organic loan growth and the addition of ANNB, PVFC and BCSB.

Average loans totaled $9.7 billion and increased $1.5 billion, or 18.9%, reflecting strong organic average loan growth of $589 million, or 7.2%, and loans added in the acquisitions. Growth in the commercial portfolio was consistent, with average balances growing organically $292 million or 6.5%. Average organic consumer loan growth (consisting of direct, consumer lines of credit and indirect loans) was also strong at $390 million or 15.2%, reflecting successful sales management and the benefit of the expanded banking footprint.

Total average deposits and customer repurchase agreements totaled $11.3 billion and increased $1.4 billion or 14.1%. Organic growth in lower-cost transaction deposit accounts and customer repurchase agreements was strong, growing $383 million, or 5.1%, with growth in average non-interest bearing deposits of $286 million or 16.4%.

Non-Interest Income
Non-interest income totaled $42.1 million, increasing $8.5 million, or 25.2%, with the first quarter of 2014 including a $9.5 million (pre-tax) net gain related to the sale of certain securities, including the pooled trust preferred securities portfolio. Solid growth in the fee-based units was offset by $2.5 million lower customer-related interchange service charges due to the Durbin Amendment and $0.9 million lower net mortgage banking revenue. Trust revenue increased by $0.7 million, or 16.6%, and insurance commissions increased $0.5 million, or 11.6%, primarily through organic growth given an expanded footprint and enhanced sales management and cross-sell efforts.

Non-Interest Expense
Non-interest expense totaled $94.2 million, increasing $15.4 million or 19.5%. The first quarter of 2014 included merger and severance costs of $7.2 million, compared to $0.4 million in the prior-year quarter. Absent these items, non-interest expense increased $8.5 million or 10.8%, and primarily reflects the additional operating costs related to the expanded operations from acquisitions. The efficiency ratio was 59% compared to 60%.

Credit Quality
Credit quality results reflect improvement over the prior-year quarter. The ratio of non-performing loans and OREO to total loans and OREO improved 20 basis points to 1.23%. For the originated portfolio, the ratio of non-performing loans and OREO to total loans and OREO improved 13 basis points to 1.46%. Total delinquency (total past due and non-accrual loans as a percentage of total originated loans) was 1.17%, a 28 basis point improvement reflecting an $8.5 million, or 8.0%, reduction in total delinquency.

Net charge-offs totaled $5.6 million, or 0.23% annualized of total average loans, compared to $4.2 million or 0.21% annualized in the first quarter of 2013. For the originated portfolio, net charge-offs were $5.6 million or 0.28% annualized of total average originated loans, compared to 0.22% annualized. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total originated loans was 1.28% at March 31, 2014, compared to 1.39% at March 31, 2013, with the change directionally consistent with the performance of the portfolio. The provision for loan losses totaled $7.0 million, compared to $7.5 million in the prior-year quarter, and exceeded net-charge offs in both periods.

Capital Position
During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Corporation raised $161.3 million in capital, through the issuance of 4.7 million shares of common stock ($54.4 million in net proceeds) and 4.4 million depositary shares of non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock ($106.9 million in net proceeds). At March 31, 2014, $138.0 million of the net proceeds were deployed to redeem trust preferred securities with an additional $8.0 million used to repay subordinated debt. The initial preferred stock dividend paid in February 2014 was larger than a normal quarterly payment by $312,000 as the payment period was from November 1, 2013 through February 14, 2014.

At March 31, 2014, the tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio (non-GAAP measure) increased to 6.81%, compared to 6.71% at December 31, 2013, and the tangible common book value per share (non-GAAP measure) increased to $5.58 from $5.38 at December 31, 2013. The common dividend payout ratios for the first quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter of 2013 were 62% and 68%, respectively.

The Corporation’s capital levels at March 31, 2014 continue to exceed federal bank regulatory agency “well capitalized” thresholds. At March 31, 2014, the estimated total risk-based capital ratio was 12.6%, the estimated tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 11.3% and the estimated leverage ratio was 8.8%. 

Other Notable Items
On April 8, 2014, FNB announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which F.N.B. Corporation will acquire OBA Financial Services Inc. The transaction will provide FNB with an additional $390 million in total assets, $290 million in total deposits, $300 million in loans and 6 banking locations. Inclusive of OBA Financial Services, Inc., F.N.B. Corporation will have $1.2 billion in deposits and 31 branch locations in Maryland. On a pro-forma basis, the transaction is expected to be accretive to capital, neutral to operating earnings in the first full year and accretive to operating earnings thereafter.

On February 15, 2014, FNB completed its merger with BCSB Bancorp, Inc. The acquisition of BCSB Bancorp, Inc. provided FNB with an additional $600 million in total assets, $310 million in loans, $530 million in deposits and 16 banking offices in the greater Baltimore area. 

Conference Call
F.N.B. Corporation will host its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Participating callers may access the call by dialing (877) 407-4018 or (201) 689-8471 for international callers; the confirmation number is 13579860. The Webcast and presentation materials may be accessed through the “Shareholder and Investor Relations” section of the Corporation’s Web site at
www.fnbcorporation.com.

A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time the day of the call until midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The replay is accessible by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international callers; the confirmation number is 13579860. The call transcript and Webcast will be available on the “Shareholder and Investor Relations” section of F.N.B. Corporation’s Web site at www.fnbcorporation.com.

About F.N.B. Corporation
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), headquartered in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, is a regional diversified financial services company operating in six states and three major metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, PA, where it holds the number three retail deposit market share, Baltimore, MD, where it holds the number ten deposit market share, and Cleveland, OH. The Company has total assets of $14.5 billion and more than 280 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. F.N.B. provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management solutions through its subsidiary network which is led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Commercial banking solutions include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, business credit, capital markets and lease financing. The consumer banking segment provides a full line of consumer banking products and services including deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. F.N.B.’s wealth management services include asset management, private banking and insurance. The Company also operates Regency Finance Company, which has more than 70 consumer finance offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB” and is included in Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Customers, shareholders and investors can learn more about this regional financial institution by visiting the F.N.B. Corporation web site at www.fnbcorporation.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Information
We make statements in this press release and related conference call, and may from time to time make other statements, regarding our outlook for earnings, revenues, expenses, capital levels, liquidity levels, asset levels, asset quality and other matters regarding or affecting F.N.B. Corporation and its future business and operations that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.  Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believe,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “see,” “look,” “intend,” “outlook,” “project,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “goal,” “will,” “should” and other similar words and expressions.  Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time.
 
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. We do not assume any duty and do not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results or future events could differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in forward-looking statements, as well as from historical performance.

Our forward-looking statements are subject to the following principal risks and uncertainties:

-Our businesses, financial results and balance sheet values are affected by business and economic conditions, including the following:

  • Changes in interest rates and valuations in debt, equity and other financial markets.
     
  • Disruptions in the liquidity and other functioning of U.S. and global financial markets.
     
  • The impact on federal regulated agencies that have oversight or review of F.N.B. Corporation’s business and securities activities.
     
  • Actions by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury and other government agencies, including those that impact money supply and market interest rates.
     
  • Changes in customers’, suppliers’ and other counterparties’ performance and creditworthiness which adversely affect loan utilization rates, delinquencies,  defaults and counterparty ability to meet credit and other obligations.
     
  • Slowing or reversal of the current moderate economic recovery and persistence or worsening levels of unemployment.
     
  • Changes in customer preferences and behavior, whether due to changing business and economic conditions, legislative and regulatory initiatives, or other factors. 

 
- Legal and regulatory developments could affect our ability to operate our businesses, financial condition, results of operations, competitive position, reputation, or pursuit of attractive acquisition opportunities. Reputational impacts could affect matters such as business generation and retention, liquidity, funding, and ability to attract and retain management.  These developments could include:

  • Changes resulting from legislative and regulatory reforms, including broad-based restructuring of financial industry regulation; changes to laws and regulations involving tax, pension, bankruptcy, consumer protection, and other industry aspects; and changes in accounting policies and principles. We will continue to be impacted by extensive reforms provided for in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and otherwise growing out of the recent financial crisis, the precise nature, extent and timing of which, and their impact on us, remains uncertain.  
     
  • The impact on fee income opportunities resulting from the limit imposed under the Durbin Amendment of the Dodd-Frank Act on the maximum permissible interchange fee that banks may collect from merchants for debit card transactions and a federal court determination that may impose further restrictions on interchange fee opportunities.
     
  • Changes to regulations governing bank capital and liquidity standards, including due to the Dodd-Frank Act, Volcker rule and Basel III initiatives.  
     
  • Impact on business and operating results of any costs associated with obtaining rights in intellectual property, the adequacy of our intellectual property protection in general and rapid technological developments and changes. Our ability to anticipate and respond to technological changes can also impact our ability to respond to customer needs and meet competitive demands.

- Business and operating results are affected by our ability to identify and effectively manage risks inherent in our businesses, including, where appropriate, through effective use of third-party insurance, derivatives, swaps, and capital management techniques, and to meet evolving regulatory capital standards.
 
- Increased competition, whether due to consolidation among financial institutions; realignments or consolidation of branch offices, legal and regulatory developments, industry restructuring or other causes, can have an impact on customer acquisition, growth and retention and on credit spreads and product pricing, which can affect market share, deposits and revenues.
 
- As demonstrated by our Annapolis Bancorp, Inc., PVF Capital Corp. and BCSB Bancorp, Inc acquisitions and the pending acquisition of OBA Financial Services Inc., we grow our business in part by acquiring from time to time other financial services companies, financial services assets and related deposits. These acquisitions often present risks and uncertainties, including, the possibility that the transaction cannot be consummated; regulatory issues; cost, or difficulties, involved in integration and conversion of the acquired businesses after closing; inability to realize expected cost savings, efficiencies and strategic advantages; the extent of credit losses in acquired loan portfolios and extent of deposit attrition; and the potential dilutive effect to our current shareholders. In addition, with respect to the acquisition of Annapolis Bancorp, Inc., PVF Capital Corp., BCSB Bancorp, Inc. and the pending acquisition of OBA Financial Services Inc.  F.N.B. Corporation may experience difficulties in expanding into a new market area, including retention of customers and key personnel of Annapolis Bancorp, Inc., PVF Capital Corp., Inc., BCSB Bancorp, Inc. and OBA Financial Services Inc.

- Competition can have an impact on customer acquisition, growth and retention and on credit spreads and product pricing, which can affect market share, deposits and revenues. Industry restructuring in the current environment could also impact our business and financial performance through changes in counterparty creditworthiness and performance and the competitive and regulatory landscape.  Our ability to anticipate and respond to technological changes can also impact our ability to respond to customer needs and meet competitive demands.
 
- Business and operating results can also be affected by widespread disasters, dislocations, terrorist activities, cyber-attacks or international hostilities through their impacts on the economy and financial markets.

We provide greater detail regarding some of these factors in our 2013 Form 10-K and 2013 Form 10-Qs, including the Risk Factors section of those reports, and our subsequent SEC filings. Our forward-looking statements may also be subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those we may discuss elsewhere in this news release or in SEC filings, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on our corporate website at www.fnbcorporation.com.  We have included these web addresses as inactive textual references only. Information on these websites is not part of this document.

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