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U.S. Bancorp Reports Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

Record Earnings Per Diluted Common Share

Return on average assets of 1.44 percent and average common equity of 14.1 percent

Returned 80 percent of third quarter earnings to shareholders

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2015-- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) today reported net income of $1,489 million for the third quarter of 2015, or $0.81 per diluted common share, compared with $1,471 million, or $0.78 per diluted common share, in the third quarter of 2014.

Highlights for the third quarter of 2015 included:

  • Return on average assets of 1.44 percent and average common equity of 14.1 percent
  • Growth in average total loans of 1.3 percent on a linked quarter basis and 3.8 percent over the third quarter of 2014 (excluding student loans, which were transferred to held for sale at the end of the first quarter of 2015 and returned to held for investment on September 1, 2015)
    • Growth in average commercial and commercial real estate revolving commitments of 1.8 percent over the prior quarter and 8.9 percent year-over-year
    • Growth in average total commercial loans of 1.7 percent over the second quarter of 2015 and 9.5 percent over the third quarter of 2014
    • Growth in total other retail loans of 1.9 percent over the second quarter of 2015 and 5.6 percent over the third quarter of 2014 (excluding student loans)
  • Growth in average total deposits of 1.4 percent on a linked quarter basis and 6.9 percent over the third quarter of 2014
    • Growth in average low cost deposits, including noninterest-bearing and total savings deposits, of 2.5 percent on a linked quarter basis and 11.4 percent year-over-year
  • Net interest income growth of 2.7 percent year-over-year and 1.8 percent linked quarter
    • Growth in average earnings assets of 0.8 percent on a linked quarter basis and 6.6 percent year-over-year, including strong retail loan growth in the third quarter 2015
    • Net interest margin stable at 3.04 percent for the third quarter of 2015 compared with the prior quarter 3.03 percent
  • Positive trends in payments-related fee revenue including year-over-year increases in credit and debit card revenue of 7.2 percent and merchant processing services of 8.5 percent (excluding the impact of foreign currency rate changes)
  • Decline in net charge-offs of 13.1 percent from the third quarter of 2014 and 1.4 percent on a linked quarter basis
  • Decreases in nonperforming assets of 18.5 percent on a year-over-year basis and 0.6 percent on a linked quarter basis
  • Capital generation resulted in a return of 80 percent of third quarter earnings to shareholders through dividends and the buyback of 16 million common shares, and continued to reinforce capital position. Ratios at September 30, 2015 were:
    • Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach was 9.2 percent and for the Basel III fully implemented advanced approaches was 12.4 percent.
                                 
EARNINGS SUMMARY                               Table 1
($ in millions, except per-share data)         Percent   Percent      
Change Change
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD Percent
2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change
 
Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp $1,489 $1,483 $1,471 .4 1.2 $4,403 $4,363 .9
Diluted earnings per common share $.81 $.80 $.78 1.3 3.8 $2.36 $2.29 3.1
 
Return on average assets (%) 1.44 1.46 1.51 1.45 1.56
Return on average common equity (%) 14.1 14.3 14.5 14.1 14.7
Net interest margin (%) 3.04 3.03 3.16 3.05 3.26
Efficiency ratio (%) (a) 53.9 53.2 52.4 53.8 52.8
Tangible efficiency ratio (%) (a) 53.1 52.3 51.3 53.0 51.8
 
Dividends declared per common share $.255 $.255 $.245 -- 4.1 $.755 $.720 4.9
Book value per common share (period end) $22.99 $22.51 $21.38 2.1 7.5
 

(a) Computed as noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis and noninterest income excluding net securities gains (losses), and for tangible efficiency ratio, intangible amortization.

 

Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp was $1,489 million for the third quarter of 2015, 1.2 percent higher than the $1,471 million for the third quarter of 2014, and 0.4 percent higher than the $1,483 million for the second quarter of 2015. Diluted earnings per common share of $0.81 in the third quarter of 2015 were $0.03 higher than the third quarter of 2014 and $0.01 higher than the previous quarter. The increase in net income year-over-year was due to higher net interest income and noninterest income, along with a reduction in the provision for credit losses, partially offset by an increase in noninterest expense. The increase in net income on a linked quarter basis was primarily due to increases in net interest income and noninterest income, partially offset by higher noninterest expense.

U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard K. Davis said, “I am proud of the financial performance our 67,000 employees delivered in the third quarter. Because of their hard work and dedication, we are operating from a position of strength as we grow revenue, manage expenses, seek to exceed customer expectations, and create value for shareholders in a demanding marketplace. U.S. Bancorp achieved record diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.81 and continued to deliver industry-leading performance measures, with a return on average assets (ROA) of 1.44 percent, return on average common equity (ROE) of 14.1 percent, and an efficiency ratio of 53.9 percent. In addition, we returned 80 percent of our earnings to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks in the third quarter.”

Davis continued, “While the near-term external environment remains uncertain for the banking industry, we have built steady momentum throughout the year by focusing on activities that are within our control. We grew total loans 1.3 percent over the second quarter, excluding student loans, and total deposits increased 6.9 percent year-over-year, which highlights the comfort our customers have in trusting one of the highest rated banks in the world, as recently reflected in a debt rating upgrade. Growth trends in our Payment Services franchise have improved, highlighting the strong emphasis we are placing in payments businesses. We recently announced a new co-brand relationship with the Auto Club Trust, which has more than nine million members. As part of that partnership, we also agreed to acquire an approximately $500 million credit card portfolio. In addition, we solidified U.S. Bank’s leadership role in mobile payments by participating in the Android Pay and Samsung Pay roll-outs.”

“Overall, our actions to generate growth in our balance sheet and revenues, combined with our deliberate efforts to optimize our expense management initiatives, resulted in a solid quarter and put us on a positive forward-looking trajectory. As U.S. Bancorp pursues its vision for the future, we are focused on sustainable growth. We continue to make prudent long-term investments to protect our industry leading competitive positions and help our customers build financially secure futures.”

                                 
INCOME STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS                               Table 2
(Taxable-equivalent basis, $ in millions,         Percent   Percent      
except per-share data) Change Change
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD Percent
2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change
 
Net interest income $2,821 $2,770 $2,748 1.8 2.7 $8,343 $8,198 1.8
Noninterest income 2,326     2,272     2,242   2.4 3.7 6,752     6,794   (.6 )
Total net revenue 5,147 5,042 4,990 2.1 3.1 15,095 14,992 .7
Noninterest expense 2,775     2,682     2,614   3.5 6.2 8,122     7,911   2.7
Income before provision and taxes 2,372 2,360 2,376 .5 (.2 ) 6,973 7,081 (1.5 )
Provision for credit losses 282     281     311   .4 (9.3 ) 827     941   (12.1 )
Income before taxes 2,090 2,079 2,065 .5 1.2 6,146 6,140 .1
Taxable-equivalent adjustment 53 54 56 (1.9 ) (5.4 ) 161 167 (3.6 )
Applicable income taxes 534     528     523   1.1 2.1 1,541     1,566   (1.6 )
Net income 1,503 1,497 1,486 .4 1.1 4,444 4,407 .8

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(14 )   (14 )   (15 ) -- 6.7 (41 )   (44 ) 6.8
Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp $1,489     $1,483     $1,471   .4 1.2 $4,403     $4,363   .9

Net income applicable to U.S. Bancorp common shareholders

$1,422     $1,417     $1,405   .4 1.2 $4,204     $4,163   1.0
Diluted earnings per common share $.81     $.80     $.78   1.3 3.8 $2.36     $2.29   3.1
                                 
 

Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp for the third quarter of 2015 was $18 million (1.2 percent) higher than the third quarter of 2014, and $6 million (0.4 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2015. The increase in net income year-over-year was due to higher net interest income, primarily due to growth in earning assets, and noninterest income, primarily driven by increases in commercial products, payments and trust and investment management fee revenue. These increases were offset by an increase in noninterest expense, which included higher compensation and employee benefits expense and other costs related to risk and compliance activities. The increase in net income on a linked quarter basis was primarily due to increases in net interest income and noninterest income, partially offset by higher noninterest expense. As previously disclosed in recent weeks, the third quarter of 2015 included several unrelated items that, combined, were relatively neutral to earnings.

                                 
NET INTEREST INCOME                               Table 3
(Taxable-equivalent basis; $ in millions)                
Change Change
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD
2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change
Components of net interest income
Income on earning assets $3,171 $3,123 $3,114 $48 $57 $9,410 $9,296 $114
Expense on interest-bearing liabilities 350     353     366     (3 )   (16 )   1,067     1,098     (31 )
Net interest income $2,821     $2,770     $2,748     $51     $73     $8,343     $8,198     $145  
 
Average yields and rates paid
Earning assets yield 3.42 % 3.42 % 3.58 % -- % (.16 )% 3.44 % 3.69 % (.25 )%
Rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities .52     .52     .57     --     (.05 )   .53     .60     (.07 )
Gross interest margin 2.90 %   2.90 %   3.01 %   -- %   (.11 )%   2.91 %   3.09 %   (.18 )%
Net interest margin 3.04 %   3.03 %   3.16 %   .01 %   (.12 )%   3.05 %   3.26 %   (.21 )%
 
Average balances
Investment securities (a) $103,943 $102,391 $93,141 $1,552 $10,802 $102,361 $87,687 $14,674
Loans 250,536 246,560 243,867 3,976 6,669 248,358 240,098 8,260
Earning assets 369,265 366,428 346,422 2,837 22,843 365,543 336,287 29,256
Interest-bearing liabilities 269,479 270,573 254,501 (1,094 ) 14,978 269,317 246,614 22,703
 
(a) Excludes unrealized gain (loss)
 

Net Interest Income

Net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis in the third quarter of 2015 was $2,821 million, an increase of $73 million (2.7 percent) over the third quarter of 2014. The increase was the result of growth in average earning assets, partially offset by a continued shift in loan portfolio mix and lower reinvestment rates on investment securities. Average earning assets were $22.8 billion (6.6 percent) higher than the third quarter of 2014, driven by increases of $6.7 billion (2.7 percent) in average total loans and $10.8 billion (11.6 percent) in average investment securities. Net interest income increased $51 million (1.8 percent) on a linked quarter basis, primarily due to higher average total loans and an additional day in the current quarter relative to the second quarter of 2015. Average total loans were $3.1 billion (1.3 percent) higher on a linked quarter basis, excluding student loans.

The net interest margin in the third quarter of 2015 was 3.04 percent, compared with 3.16 percent in the third quarter of 2014, and 3.03 percent in the second quarter of 2015. The decrease in the net interest margin on a year-over-year basis primarily reflected a change in loan portfolio mix as well as growth in the investment portfolio at lower average rates and lower reinvestment rates on investment securities. On a linked quarter basis, the increase in the net interest margin was principally due to earning assets growth and continued deposit growth, partially offset by growth in lower rate investment securities along with lower investment portfolio reinvestment rates.

Investment Securities

Average investment securities in the third quarter of 2015 were $10.8 billion (11.6 percent) higher year-over-year and $1.6 billion (1.5 percent) higher than the prior quarter. These increases were primarily due to purchases of U.S. government agency-backed securities, net of prepayments and maturities, to support regulatory liquidity coverage ratio requirements.

                                 
AVERAGE LOANS                               Table 4
($ in millions)         Percent   Percent      
Change Change
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD Percent
2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change
 
Commercial $79,486 $77,932 $72,190 2.0 10.1 $77,880 $69,276 12.4
Lease financing 5,218     5,321   5,155   (1.9 ) 1.2 5,287     5,148   2.7
Total commercial 84,704 83,253 77,345 1.7 9.5 83,167 74,424 11.7
 
Commercial mortgages 32,083 32,499 31,965 (1.3 ) .4 32,563 32,005 1.7
Construction and development 10,233     9,947   8,874   2.9 15.3 9,913     8,460   17.2
Total commercial real estate 42,316 42,446 40,839 (.3 ) 3.6 42,476 40,465 5.0
 
Residential mortgages 51,831 51,114 51,994 1.4 (.3 ) 51,458 51,799 (.7 )
 
Credit card 17,944 17,613 17,753 1.9 1.1 17,794 17,516 1.6
 
Retail leasing 5,480 5,696 5,991 (3.8 ) (8.5 ) 5,663 5,995 (5.5 )
Home equity and second mortgages 16,083 15,958 15,704 .8 2.4 15,980 15,467 3.3
Other 27,286     25,415   27,003   7.4 1.0 26,768     26,636   .5
Total other retail (a) 48,849     47,069   48,698   3.8 .3 48,411     48,098   .7
 
Total loans, excluding covered loans 245,644     241,495   236,629   1.7 3.8 243,306     232,302   4.7
 
Covered loans 4,892     5,065   7,238   (3.4 ) (32.4 ) 5,052     7,796   (35.2 )
 
Total loans $250,536     $246,560   $243,867   1.6 2.7 $248,358     $240,098   3.4
 

(a) The Company transferred all of its student loans to loans held for sale at the end of the first quarter of 2015. The portfolio was subsequently transferred back to held for investment effective September 1, 2015.

 

Total other retail $48,849 $47,069 $48,698 3.8 .3 $48,411 $48,098 .7
Less: Student loans (889 )   --   (3,296 ) (1,304 )   (3,410 )
Total other retail excluding student loans $47,960     $47,069   $45,402   1.9 5.6 $47,107     $44,688   5.4
                                               
 

Loans

Average total loans were $6.7 billion (2.7 percent) higher in the third quarter of 2015 than the third quarter of 2014, ($9.1 billion, 3.8 percent, excluding student loans), driven by growth in total commercial loans (9.5 percent), total other retail loans (5.6 percent excluding student loans), total commercial real estate (3.6 percent) and credit card (1.1 percent). These increases were partially offset by declines in covered loans (32.4 percent), including the impact of the expiration of the loss sharing agreements on commercial and commercial real estate assets at the end of 2014, and residential mortgages (0.3 percent). Average total loans were $4.0 billion (1.6 percent) higher in the third quarter of 2015 than the second quarter of 2015. Excluding student loans, average total loans were $3.1 billion (1.3 percent) higher in the third quarter of 2015 than the second quarter of 2015. The increase was driven by growth in total commercial loans (1.7 percent), total other retail loans (1.9 percent excluding student loans), residential mortgages (1.4 percent) and credit card (1.9 percent).

                                 
AVERAGE DEPOSITS                               Table 5
($ in millions)         Percent   Percent      
Change Change
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD Percent
2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change
 
Noninterest-bearing deposits $80,940 $77,347 $74,126 4.6 9.2 $77,623 $72,274 7.4
Interest-bearing savings deposits
Interest checking 56,888 55,205 54,454 3.0 4.5 55,592 52,928 5.0
Money market savings 80,338 79,898 66,250 .6 21.3 78,065 62,314 25.3
Savings accounts 37,480   37,071   34,615 1.1 8.3 36,866   33,940 8.6
Total of savings deposits 174,706 172,174 155,319 1.5 12.5 170,523 149,182 14.3
Time deposits less than $100,000 9,549 9,933 11,045 (3.9 ) (13.5 ) 9,961 11,151 (10.7 )
Time deposits greater than $100,000 24,497   26,290   30,518 (6.8 ) (19.7 ) 26,566   31,055 (14.5 )
Total interest-bearing deposits 208,752   208,397   196,882 .2 6.0 207,050   191,388 8.2
Total deposits $289,692   $285,744   $271,008 1.4 6.9 $284,673   $263,662 8.0
                                 
 

Deposits

Average total deposits for the third quarter of 2015 were $18.7 billion (6.9 percent) higher than the third quarter of 2014. Average noninterest-bearing deposits increased $6.8 billion (9.2 percent) year-over-year, mainly in Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate and Consumer and Small Business Banking. Average total savings deposits were $19.4 billion (12.5 percent) higher year-over-year, the result of growth in corporate trust, Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate, and Consumer and Small Business Banking balances. Growth in Consumer and Small Business Banking total savings deposits included net new account growth of 3.1 percent. Average time deposits less than $100,000 were $1.5 billion (13.5 percent) lower due to maturities, while average time deposits greater than $100,000 decreased $6.0 billion (19.7 percent). Time deposits greater than $100,000 are primarily managed as an alternative to other funding sources, such as wholesale borrowing, based largely on funding needs and relative pricing.

Average total deposits increased $3.9 billion (1.4 percent) over the second quarter of 2015. Average noninterest-bearing deposits increased $3.6 billion (4.6 percent) on a linked quarter basis, due to higher balances in Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate, corporate trust, and Consumer and Small Business Banking. Average total savings deposits increased $2.5 billion (1.5 percent), reflecting increases in Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate and Consumer and Small Business Banking. Compared with the second quarter of 2015, average time deposits less than $100,000 decreased $384 million (3.9 percent) due to maturities. Average time deposits greater than $100,000, which are managed based on funding needs, decreased $1.8 billion (6.8 percent) on a linked quarter basis.

                                     
NONINTEREST INCOME                                 Table 6
($ in millions)         Percent   Percent      
Change Change
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD Percent
2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change
 
Credit and debit card revenue $269 $266 $251 1.1 7.2 $776 $749 3.6
Corporate payment products revenue 190 178 195 6.7 (2.6 ) 538 550 (2.2 )
Merchant processing services 400 395 387 1.3 3.4 1,154 1,127 2.4
ATM processing services 81 80 81 1.3 -- 239 241 (.8 )
Trust and investment management fees 329 334 315 (1.5 ) 4.4 985 930 5.9
Deposit service charges 185 174 185 6.3 -- 520 513 1.4
Treasury management fees 143 142 136 .7 5.1 422 409 3.2
Commercial products revenue 231 214 209 7.9 10.5 645 635 1.6
Mortgage banking revenue 224 231 260 (3.0 ) (13.8 ) 695 774 (10.2 )
Investment products fees 46 48 49 (4.2 ) (6.1 ) 141 142 (.7 )
Securities gains (losses), net (1 ) -- (3 ) nm 66.7 (1 ) 2 nm
Other 229     210   177   9.0 29.4 638     722 (11.6 )
 
Total noninterest income $2,326     $2,272   $2,242   2.4 3.7 $6,752     $6,794 (.6 )
                                     
 

Noninterest Income

Third quarter noninterest income was $2,326 million, which was $84 million (3.7 percent) higher than the third quarter of 2014 and $54 million (2.4 percent) higher than the second quarter of 2015. The year-over-year increase in noninterest income was primarily due to a third quarter 2015 gain from the sale of Visa Inc. Class B common stock of approximately $135 million (“Visa sale”), partially offset by a $58 million market valuation adjustment to write down the value of student loans previously held for sale as a result of recent disruption in the student loan securitization market (“student loan market adjustment”). These loans were subsequently transferred back to held for investment. The remaining increase in noninterest income was principally due to higher commercial products revenue, credit and debit card revenue, merchant processing services, and trust and investment management fees, partially offset by a decrease in mortgage banking revenue, primarily due to an unfavorable change in the valuation of mortgage servicing rights (“MSRs”), net of hedging activities. Commercial products revenue increased $22 million (10.5 percent) due to a higher volume of tax-advantaged project fees and an increase in bond underwriting fees. Credit and debit card revenue increased $18 million (7.2 percent) due to higher transaction volumes. Merchant processing services increased $13 million (3.4 percent) as a result of higher transaction volumes, account growth and equipment sales to merchants related to new chip card technology requirements. Adjusted for the approximate $20 million impact of foreign currency rate changes, merchant processing services growth would have been approximately 8.5 percent. Trust and investment management fees increased $14 million (4.4 percent), reflecting the benefits of the Company’s investments in corporate trust and fund services businesses, as well as account growth and improved market conditions.

Noninterest income was $54 million (2.4 percent) higher in the third quarter of 2015 than the second quarter of 2015, principally due to higher other income and commercial products revenue, as well as seasonally higher corporate payment products revenue, partially offset by lower mortgage banking revenue. The increase in other income of $19 million (9.0 percent) was primarily driven by changes in equity investment income including the Visa sale, partially offset by the student loan market adjustment and a decrease in trading revenue due to lower customer volumes and pricing. Commercial products revenue increased $17 million (7.9 percent) primarily due to higher wholesale transaction activity, including loan and bond underwriting fees. Corporate payment products revenue increased $12 million (6.7 percent) and deposit service charges increased $11 million (6.3 percent), principally due to seasonally higher transaction volumes. Partially offsetting these increases was a decrease in mortgage banking revenue of $7 million (3.0 percent), primarily due to lower origination revenue.

                                 
NONINTEREST EXPENSE                               Table 7
($ in millions)         Percent   Percent      
Change Change
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD Percent
2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change
 
Compensation $1,225 $1,196 $1,132 2.4 8.2 $3,600 $3,372 6.8
Employee benefits 285 293 250 (2.7 ) 14.0 895 796 12.4
Net occupancy and equipment 251 247 249 1.6 .8 745 739 .8
Professional services 115 106 102 8.5 12.7 298 282 5.7
Marketing and business development 99 96 78 3.1 26.9 265 253 4.7
Technology and communications 222 221 219 .5 1.4 657 644 2.0
Postage, printing and supplies 77 64 81 20.3 (4.9 ) 223 242 (7.9 )
Other intangibles 42 43 51 (2.3 ) (17.6 ) 128 148 (13.5 )
Other 459   416   452 10.3 1.5 1,311   1,435 (8.6 )
 
Total noninterest expense $2,775   $2,682   $2,614 3.5 6.2 $8,122   $7,911 2.7
                                 
 

Noninterest Expense

Third quarter noninterest expense was $2,775 million, which includes the impact of approximately $60 million of elevated third quarter 2015 expenses related to mortgage-related compliance and the company-wide talent upgrade costs. Third quarter 2015 was $161 million (6.2 percent) higher than the third quarter of 2014 including a $93 million (8.2 percent) increase in compensation expense, reflecting the impact of merit increases and higher staffing for risk and compliance activities, and higher employee benefits expense of $35 million (14.0 percent), mainly due to higher pension costs. In addition, marketing and business development expense was $21 million (26.9 percent) higher, primarily due to various marketing programs in Payment Services and Consumer and Small Business Banking.

Noninterest expense increased $93 million (3.5 percent) on a linked quarter basis. Other expense increased $43 million (10.3 percent) due primarily to mortgage servicing and talent upgrade costs in addition to an increase in tax credit amortization. Additionally, compensation expense increased $29 million (2.4 percent) reflecting the impact of an additional day in the current quarter relative to the prior quarter and increases in variable compensation. The $13 million (20.3 percent) increase in postage, printing and supplies was primarily due to a second quarter 2015 reimbursement from a business partner.

Provision for Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes for the third quarter of 2015 resulted in a tax rate on a taxable-equivalent basis of 28.1 percent (effective tax rate of 26.2 percent), compared with 28.0 percent (effective tax rate of 26.0 percent) in the third quarter of 2014, and 28.0 percent (effective tax rate of 26.1 percent) in the second quarter of 2015.

                                         
ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES                                   Table 8    
($ in millions)   3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q  
2015   % (b)   2015   % (b)   2015   % (b)   2014   % (b)   2014   % (b)
 
Balance, beginning of period $4,326 $4,351 $4,375 $4,414 $4,449
 
Net charge-offs
Commercial 68 .34 39 .20 40 .21 48 .26 52 .29
Lease financing 3   .23 3   .23 3   .23 (2 ) (.15 ) 6   .46
Total commercial 71 .33 42 .20 43 .21 46 .23 58 .30
Commercial mortgages -- -- 4 .05 (1 ) (.01 ) (3 ) (.04 ) 1 .01
Construction and development (11 ) (.43 ) (3 ) (.12 ) (17 ) (.72 ) (7 ) (.30 ) 3   .13
Total commercial real estate (11 ) (.10 ) 1 .01 (18 ) (.17 ) (10 ) (.10 ) 4 .04
 
Residential mortgages 25 .19 33 .26 35 .28 39 .30 42 .32
 
Credit card 153 3.38 169 3.85 163 3.71 160 3.53 158 3.53
 
Retail leasing 2 .14 1 .07 1 .07 1 .07 -- --
Home equity and second mortgages 7 .17 11 .28 14 .36 17 .43 24 .61
Other 45   .65 39   .62 41   .60 52   .76 49   .72
Total other retail 54   .44 51   .43 56   .46 70   .57 73   .59

Total net charge-offs, excluding covered loans

292 .47 296 .49 279 .47 305 .51 335 .56
Covered loans --   -- --   -- --   -- 3   .17 1   .05
Total net charge-offs 292 .46 296 .48 279 .46 308 .50 336 .55
Provision for credit losses 282 281 264 288 311
Other changes (a) (10 ) (10 ) (9 ) (19 ) (10 )
Balance, end of period $4,306   $4,326   $4,351   $4,375   $4,414  
 
Components
Allowance for loan losses $3,965 $4,013 $4,023 $4,039 $4,065

Liability for unfunded credit commitments

341   313   328   336   349  
Total allowance for credit losses $4,306   $4,326   $4,351   $4,375   $4,414  
 
Gross charge-offs $372 $380 $383 $415 $410
Gross recoveries $80 $84 $104 $107 $74
 
Allowance for credit losses as a percentage of

Period-end loans, excluding covered loans

1.71 1.76 1.79 1.78 1.81

Nonperforming loans, excluding covered loans

347 348 321 297 291

Nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets

280 279 261 245 245
 
Period-end loans 1.69 1.74 1.77 1.77 1.80
Nonperforming loans 347 349 322 298 282
Nonperforming assets 275 274 257 242 230
 

(a) Includes net changes in credit losses to be reimbursed by the FDIC and reductions in the allowance for covered loans where the reversal of a previously recorded allowance was offset by an associated decrease in the indemnification asset, and the impact of any loan sales.

(b) Annualized and calculated on average loan balances
 

Credit Quality

The Company’s provision for credit losses for the third quarter of 2015 was $282 million, which was relatively flat compared with the prior quarter and $29 million (9.3 percent) lower than the third quarter of 2014. The provision for credit losses was lower than net charge-offs by $10 million in the third quarter of 2015, $15 million in the second quarter of 2015, and $25 million in the third quarter of 2014. Total net charge-offs in the third quarter of 2015 were $292 million, compared with $296 million in the second quarter of 2015, and $336 million in the third quarter of 2014. Net charge-offs were relatively flat on a linked quarter basis, while the $44 million (13.1 percent) decrease in net charge-offs on a year-over-year basis reflected improvements in total other retail, residential mortgages, and construction and development. Given current economic conditions, the Company expects the level of net charge-offs to increase modestly in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The allowance for credit losses was $4,306 million at September 30, 2015, compared with $4,326 million at June 30, 2015, and $4,414 million at September 30, 2014. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to period-end loans was 1.69 percent at September 30, 2015, compared with 1.74 percent at June 30, 2015, and 1.80 percent at September 30, 2014. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses to nonperforming loans was 347 percent at September 30, 2015, compared with 349 percent at June 30, 2015, and 282 percent at September 30, 2014.

     
DELINQUENT LOAN RATIOS AS A PERCENT OF ENDING LOAN BALANCES   Table 9
(Percent)          
Sep 30 Jun 30 Mar 31 Dec 31 Sep 30
2015   2015   2015   2014   2014
 
Delinquent loan ratios - 90 days or more past due excluding nonperforming loans
Commercial .05 .05 .05 .05 .05
Commercial real estate .05 .05 .07 .05 .03
Residential mortgages .33 .30 .33 .40 .41
Credit card 1.10 1.03 1.19 1.13 1.10
Other retail .14 .14 .15 .15 .16
Total loans, excluding covered loans .20 .19 .22 .23 .22
Covered loans 6.57 6.66 7.01 7.48 6.10
Total loans .32 .32 .36 .38 .39
 
Delinquent loan ratios - 90 days or more past due including nonperforming loans
Commercial .25 .16 .16 .19 .27
Commercial real estate .39 .46 .58 .65 .62
Residential mortgages 1.73 1.80 1.95 2.07 2.02
Credit card 1.16 1.12 1.32 1.30 1.32
Other retail .47 .51 .55 .53 .53
Total loans, excluding covered loans .70 .70 .77 .83 .84
Covered loans 6.80 6.88 7.25 7.74 7.34
Total loans .81 .82 .91 .97 1.03
                     
 
                     
ASSET QUALITY                   Table 10
($ in millions)          
Sep 30 Jun 30 Mar 31 Dec 31 Sep 30
2015   2015   2015   2014   2014
Nonperforming loans
Commercial $157 $78 $74 $99 $161
Lease financing 12   12   13   13   12
Total commercial 169 90 87 112 173
 
Commercial mortgages 105 116 142 175 147
Construction and development 39   59   75   84   94
Total commercial real estate 144 175 217 259 241
 
Residential mortgages 735 769 825 864 841
Credit card 12 16 22 30 40
Other retail 171   178   187   187   184
Total nonperforming loans, excluding covered loans 1,231 1,228 1,338 1,452 1,479
 
Covered loans 11   11   12   14   88
Total nonperforming loans 1,242 1,239 1,350 1,466 1,567
 
Other real estate (a) 276 287 293 288 275
Covered other real estate (a) 31 35 37 37 72
Other nonperforming assets 18   16   16   17   9
 
Total nonperforming assets (b) $1,567   $1,577   $1,696   $1,808   $1,923
 
Total nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets $1,525   $1,531   $1,647   $1,757   $1,763
 

Accruing loans 90 days or more past due, excluding covered loans

$510   $469   $521   $550   $532
 
Accruing loans 90 days or more past due $825   $801   $880   $945   $962
 

Performing restructured loans, excluding GNMA and covered loans

$2,746   $2,815   $2,684   $2,832   $2,818
 
Performing restructured GNMA and covered loans $2,031   $2,111   $2,186   $2,273   $2,685
 

Nonperforming assets to loans plus ORE, excluding covered assets (%)

.61 .63 .68 .72 .74
 
Nonperforming assets to loans plus ORE (%) .61 .63 .69 .73 .78
 
(a) Includes equity investments in entities whose principal assets are other real estate owned.
(b) Does not include accruing loans 90 days or more past due.
 

Nonperforming assets decreased on a linked quarter and year-over-year basis to $1,567 million at September 30, 2015, compared with $1,577 million at June 30, 2015, and $1,923 million at September 30, 2014. The ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and other real estate was 0.61 percent at September 30, 2015, compared with 0.63 percent at June 30, 2015, and 0.78 percent at September 30, 2014. The decrease in nonperforming assets on a year-over-year basis was driven primarily by reductions in the commercial real estate portfolios and residential mortgages as economic conditions continued to slowly improve. Accruing loans 90 days or more past due were $825 million ($510 million excluding covered loans) at September 30, 2015, compared with $801 million ($469 million excluding covered loans) at June 30, 2015, and $962 million ($532 million excluding covered loans) at September 30, 2014. The Company expects total nonperforming assets to remain relatively stable in the fourth quarter of 2015.

                     
COMMON SHARES                   Table 11
(Millions)   3Q   2Q   1Q   4Q   3Q
2015   2015   2015   2014   2014
 
Beginning shares outstanding 1,767 1,780 1,786 1,795 1,809

Shares issued for stock incentive plans, acquisitions and other corporate purposes

3 1 6 2 2
Shares repurchased (16 )   (14 )   (12 )   (11 )   (16 )
Ending shares outstanding 1,754     1,767     1,780     1,786     1,795  
                     
 

Capital Management

Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders’ equity was $45.1 billion at September 30, 2015, compared with $44.5 billion at June 30, 2015, and $43.1 billion at September 30, 2014. During the third quarter, the Company returned 80 percent of third quarter earnings to shareholders, including $448 million in common stock dividends and $688 million of repurchased common stock.

                                         
CAPITAL POSITION                                   Table 12    
($ in millions)   Sep 30     Jun 30     Mar 31     Dec 31     Sep 30  
2015       2015       2015       2014       2014
 
Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders' equity $ 45,075 $ 44,537 $ 44,277 $ 43,479 $ 43,141
 
Standardized Approach
 
Basel III transitional standardized approach
Common equity tier 1 capital $ 32,124 $ 31,674 $ 31,308 $ 30,856 $ 30,213
Tier 1 capital 37,197 36,748 36,382 36,020 35,377
Total risk-based capital 44,015 43,526 43,558 43,208 42,509
 
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 9.6 % 9.5 % 9.6 % 9.7 % 9.7 %
Tier 1 capital ratio 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.3 11.3
Total risk-based capital ratio 13.1 13.1 13.3 13.6 13.6
Leverage ratio 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.4
 

Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach

9.2 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.0
 
Advanced Approaches
 

Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets for the Basel III transitional advanced approaches

13.0 12.9 12.3 12.4 12.4
 

Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented advanced approaches

12.4 12.4 11.8 11.8 11.8
 
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.6
Tangible common equity to risk-weighted assets 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.3
 
Beginning January 1, 2014, the regulatory capital requirements effective for the Company follow Basel III, subject to certain transition provisions from Basel I over the following four years to full implementation by January 1, 2018. Basel III includes two comprehensive methodologies for calculating risk-weighted assets: a general standardized approach and more risk-sensitive advanced approaches, with the Company's capital adequacy being evaluated against the methodology that is most restrictive.
 

All regulatory ratios continue to be in excess of “well-capitalized” requirements. The common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets ratio estimated for the Basel III standardized approach as if fully implemented was 9.2 percent at September 30, 2015, compared with 9.2 percent at June 30, 2015, and 9.0 percent at September 30, 2014. The common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets ratio estimated for the Basel III advanced approaches as if fully implemented was 12.4 percent at September 30, 2015, compared with 12.4 percent at June 30, 2015, and 11.8 percent at September 30, 2014.

                         
LINE OF BUSINESS FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (a)                   Table 13    
($ in millions)                    
Net Income Attributable Net Income Attributable
to U.S. Bancorp Percent Change to U.S. Bancorp 3Q 2015
3Q 2Q 3Q 3Q15 vs 3Q15 vs YTD YTD Percent Earnings
Business Line   2015   2015   2014   2Q15   3Q14   2015   2014   Change   Composition    

Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate

$210 $246 $258 (14.6 ) (18.6 ) $666 $813 (18.1 ) 14 %

Consumer and Small Business Banking

310 318 375 (2.5 ) (17.3 ) 980 1,114 (12.0 ) 21

Wealth Management and Securities Services

64 69 64 (7.2 ) -- 187 188 (.5 ) 4
Payment Services 325 259 306 25.5 6.2 851 831 2.4 22
Treasury and Corporate Support 580   591   468 (1.9 ) 23.9 1,719   1,417 21.3 39
 
Consolidated Company $1,489   $1,483   $1,471 .4 1.2 $4,403   $4,363 .9 100 %
 
(a) preliminary data                                        
 

Lines of Business

The Company’s major lines of business are Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate, Consumer and Small Business Banking, Wealth Management and Securities Services, Payment Services, and Treasury and Corporate Support. These operating segments are components of the Company about which financial information is prepared and is evaluated regularly by management in deciding how to allocate resources and assess performance. Noninterest expenses incurred by centrally managed operations or business lines that directly support another business line’s operations are charged to the applicable business line based on its utilization of those services, primarily measured by the volume of customer activities, number of employees or other relevant factors. These allocated expenses are reported as net shared services expense within noninterest expense. Designations, assignments and allocations change from time to time as management systems are enhanced, methods of evaluating performance or product lines change or business segments are realigned to better respond to the Company’s diverse customer base. During 2015, certain organization and methodology changes were made and, accordingly, prior period results were restated and presented on a comparable basis.

Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate offers lending, equipment finance and small-ticket leasing, depository services, treasury management, capital markets, international trade services and other financial services to middle market, large corporate, commercial real estate, financial institution, non-profit and public sector clients. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate contributed $210 million of the Company’s net income in the third quarter of 2015, compared with $258 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $246 million in the second quarter of 2015. Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate’s net income decreased $48 million (18.6 percent) from the same quarter of 2014 due to an increase in total noninterest expense and in the provision for credit losses, partially offset by an increase in total net revenue. Total net revenue increased $2 million (0.3 percent), due to a $12 million (2.4 percent) increase in net interest income, partially offset by a $10 million (4.3 percent) decrease in total noninterest income. Net interest income increased year-over-year, primarily due to an increase in average total loans and deposits, partially offset by lower rates and fees on loans. The decrease in total noninterest income was driven by higher loan-related charges, partially offset by higher loan syndication and bond underwriting fees, as well as higher wholesale transaction activity. Total noninterest expense was $28 million (9.2 percent) higher compared with a year ago primarily due to higher compensation and employee benefits expense, mainly due to higher variable compensation, merit and pension costs, and net shared services expense and an increase in the FDIC insurance assessment allocation based on the level of commitments. The provision for credit losses increased $49 million due to an unfavorable change in the reserve allocation and an increase in net charge-offs.

Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate’s contribution to net income in the third quarter of 2015 was $36 million (14.6 percent) lower than the second quarter of 2015, due to an increase in the provision for credit losses and noninterest expense, partially offset by an increase in total net revenue. Total net revenue increased $10 million (1.4 percent) compared with the prior quarter. Net interest income increased $11 million (2.2 percent) on a linked quarter basis, primarily due to higher average loans and an additional day in the quarter, partially offset by lower rates and fees on loans. Total noninterest income was essentially flat compared with the prior quarter. Total noninterest expense increased $5 million (1.5 percent) due to higher variable compensation and an additional day in the quarter relative to the prior quarter. The provision for credit losses increased $61 million due to an unfavorable change in the reserve allocation and an increase in net charge-offs.

Consumer and Small Business Banking delivers products and services through banking offices, telephone servicing and sales, on-line services, direct mail, ATM processing and mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablet computers. It encompasses community banking, metropolitan banking and indirect lending (collectively, the retail banking division), as well as mortgage banking. Consumer and Small Business Banking contributed $310 million of the Company’s net income in the third quarter of 2015, a $65 million (17.3 percent) decrease from the third quarter of 2014 and an $8 million (2.5 percent) decrease from the prior quarter. Within Consumer and Small Business Banking, the retail banking division reported a 4.7 percent decrease in its contribution from the same quarter of last year due to lower total net revenue and an increase in total noninterest expense, partially offset by a lower provision for credit losses. Retail banking’s total net revenue was 1.3 percent lower than the third quarter of 2014. Net interest income decreased 1.9 percent, primarily as a result of lower rates on loans, partially offset by higher average loan and deposit balances. Total noninterest income for the retail banking division was flat compared with a year ago. Total noninterest expense for the retail banking division in the third quarter of 2015 increased 5.1 percent over the same quarter of the prior year, primarily due to the allocation to the business line of a previously reserved legal matter and higher compensation and employee benefits expense, principally due to higher merit and pension costs. The provision for credit losses for the retail banking division decreased 57.0 percent on a year-over-year basis due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation and lower net charge-offs. The contribution of the mortgage banking division was 38.0 percent lower than the third quarter of 2014, reflecting a decrease in total net revenue and an increase in total noninterest expense, as well as an increase in the provision for credit losses. The division’s 6.7 percent decrease in total net revenue was driven by a 13.3 percent decrease in total noninterest income, principally due to an unfavorable change in the valuation of MSRs, net of hedging activities, partially offset by a 3.8 percent increase in net interest income, primarily the result of higher average loans held for sale. Total noninterest expense was 24.9 percent higher compared with the prior year quarter primarily due to higher mortgage servicing-related expenses and increased compensation expense due to higher pension costs. The 50.0 percent increase in the provision for credit losses for the mortgage banking division was due to an unfavorable change in the reserve allocation, partially offset by lower net charge-offs.

Consumer and Small Business Banking’s contribution in the third quarter of 2015 was $8 million (2.5 percent) lower than the second quarter of 2015, primarily due to an increase in total noninterest expense, partially offset by an increase in total net revenue and a decrease in the provision for credit losses. Within Consumer and Small Business Banking, the retail banking division’s contribution decreased 8.6 percent, mainly due to an increase in total noninterest expense and an increase in the provision for credit losses, partially offset by an increase in total net revenue. Total net revenue for the retail banking division increased 1.9 percent compared with the previous quarter. Net interest income was 1.6 percent higher primarily due to higher average loan and deposit balances, as well as an additional day in the current quarter relative to the prior quarter, partially offset by lower rates on loans. Total noninterest income was 2.5 percent higher on a linked quarter basis, driven by seasonally higher deposit service charges. Total noninterest expense increased 4.6 percent, primarily due to the allocation to the business line of a previously reserved legal matter. The provision for credit losses increased 48.1 percent on a linked quarter basis primarily due to an unfavorable change in the reserve allocation. The contribution of the mortgage banking division increased 17.3 percent over the second quarter of 2015 primarily due to lower provision for credit losses, partially offset by higher total noninterest expense and lower total net revenue. Total net revenue decreased 1.5 percent due to a 3.1 percent decrease in total noninterest income, the result of lower mortgage origination revenue. The decrease in noninterest income was partially offset by a 0.6 percent increase in net interest income, primarily due to an additional day in the quarter. Total noninterest expense increased 2.0 percent, primarily reflecting higher mortgage servicing-related expenses, along with higher compensation and employee benefits expense related to an additional day in the current quarter relative to the prior quarter. The provision for credit losses for the mortgage banking division decreased $31 million on a linked quarter basis primarily due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation.

Wealth Management and Securities Services provides private banking, financial advisory services, investment management, retail brokerage services, insurance, trust, custody and fund servicing through five businesses: Wealth Management, Corporate Trust Services, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Institutional Trust & Custody and Fund Services. Wealth Management and Securities Services contributed $64 million of the Company’s net income in the third quarter of 2015, compared with $64 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $69 million in the second quarter of 2015. The business line’s contribution was flat compared with the same quarter of 2014, reflecting an increase in total net revenue and a decrease in the provision for credit losses, offset by an increase in total noninterest expense. Total net revenue increased $15 million (3.3 percent) year-over-year, driven by a $13 million (3.7 percent) increase in total noninterest income, reflecting the impact of account growth and improved market conditions, and an increase in net interest income of $2 million (2.1 percent), principally due to higher average deposit balances. Total noninterest expense increased $19 million (5.5 percent) primarily as a result of higher net shared services expense and increased compensation and employee benefits expense due to merit and pension costs. The provision for credit losses decreased $5 million (83.3 percent) compared with the prior year quarter due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation and lower net charge-offs.

The business line’s contribution in the third quarter of 2015 was $5 million (7.2 percent) lower than the prior quarter. Total net revenue was essentially flat on a linked quarter basis, reflecting an increase in net interest income of $7 million (7.7 percent), principally due to higher average deposit balances, partially offset by a decrease in noninterest income of $6 million (1.6 percent) reflecting current market conditions. Total noninterest expense increased $8 million (2.3 percent) over the prior quarter primarily as a result of increased compensation expense, including higher variable compensation costs. The provision for credit losses was flat on a linked quarter basis.

Payment Services includes consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate, government and purchasing card services, consumer lines of credit and merchant processing. Payment Services contributed $325 million of the Company’s net income in the third quarter of 2015, compared with $306 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $259 million in the second quarter of 2015. The $19 million (6.2 percent) increase in the business line’s contribution from the prior year was due to an increase in total net revenue and a decrease in the provision for credit losses, partially offset by an increase in noninterest expense. Total net revenue increased $72 million (5.6 percent) year-over-year. Net interest income increased $40 million (9.0 percent), primarily due to improved loan rates and higher average loan balances and fees. Total noninterest income was $32 million (3.8 percent) higher year-over-year due to an increase in credit and debit card revenue on higher transaction volumes, along with higher merchant processing services, driven by increased transaction volumes and product fees and equipment sales to merchants related to new chip card technology requirements, partially offset by the impact of foreign currency rate changes. Total noninterest expense increased $53 million (8.8 percent) over the third quarter of 2014, driven by higher net shared services, compensation and marketing expenses. The provision for credit losses decreased $10 million (5.3 percent) due to a favorable change in the reserve allocation and lower net charge-offs.

Payment Services’ contribution in the third quarter of 2015 increased $66 million (25.5 percent) over the second quarter of 2015 due to higher total net revenue and lower noninterest expense and provision for credit losses. Net interest income was $25 million (5.4 percent) higher than the prior quarter due to improved loan rates and higher average loan balances and fees. Total noninterest income increased $24 million (2.8 percent), primarily reflecting an increase in corporate payment products revenue on seasonally higher volumes, an increase in merchant processing services due to higher product fees and equipment sales to merchants related to new chip card technology requirements and an increase in credit and debit card revenue due to higher transaction volumes. Total noninterest expense was $27 million (4.0 percent) lower on a linked quarter basis reflecting the allocation to the business line of a previously reserved regulatory item in the prior quarter, partially offset by the timing of marketing programs. The provision for credit losses was $28 million (13.5 percent) lower on a linked quarter basis due to lower net charge-offs and a favorable change in the reserve allocation.

Treasury and Corporate Support includes the Company’s investment portfolios, most covered commercial and commercial real estate loans and related other real estate owned, funding, capital management, interest rate risk management, income taxes not allocated to business lines, including most investments in tax-advantaged projects, and the residual aggregate of those expenses associated with corporate activities that are managed on a consolidated basis. Treasury and Corporate Support recorded net income of $580 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared with $468 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $591 million in the second quarter of 2015. The increase in net income of $112 million (23.9 percent) over the prior year was due to an increase in total net revenue, along with decreases in total noninterest expense and the provision for credit losses. Net interest income increased $32 million (6.0 percent) over the third quarter of 2014 principally due to growth in the investment portfolio. Total noninterest income increased $83 million (56.8 percent) over the third quarter of last year, mainly due to the Visa sale, partially offset by the student loan market adjustment. Total noninterest expense decreased $39 million (20.2 percent), principally due to a reduction of reserves for losses allocated to business lines and lower costs related to investments in tax-advantaged projects, partially offset by higher compensation and employee benefits expense, reflecting higher pension costs, the impact of merit increases and staffing for risk and compliance activities. The provision for credit losses was $17 million lower year-over-year primarily due to lower net charge-offs.

Net income in the third quarter of 2015 was $11 million (1.9 percent) lower on a linked quarter basis as an increase in total noninterest expense was partially offset by an increase in total net revenue and a decrease in the provision for credit losses. Total net revenue was $25 million (3.3 percent) higher than the prior quarter mainly due to the Visa sale, partially offset by the student loan market adjustment. The $57 million (58.8 percent) increase in total noninterest expense was principally due to the elevated third quarter 2015 expenses and higher costs related to investments in tax-advantaged projects. The provision for credit losses was $14 million lower compared with the second quarter of 2015 due to lower net charge-offs and a favorable change in the reserve allocation.

Additional schedules containing more detailed information about the Company’s business line results are available on the web at usbank.com or by calling Investor Relations at 612-303-4328.

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. CDT, Richard K. Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Kathy Rogers, vice chair and chief financial officer, will host a conference call to review the financial results. The conference call will be available online and by telephone. To access the webcast and presentation, go to www.usbank.com and click on “About U.S. Bank.” The “Webcasts & Presentations” link can be found under the Investor/Shareholder information heading, which is at the left side near the bottom of the page. To access the conference call from locations within the United States and Canada, please dial 866-316-1409. Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada, please dial 706-634-9086. The conference ID number for all participants is 13809601. For those unable to participate during the live call, a recording will be available at approximately 11:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday, October 15 and be accessible through Thursday, October 22 at 11:00 p.m. CDT. To access the recorded message within the United States and Canada, dial 855-859-2056. If calling from outside the United States and Canada, please dial 404-537-3406 to access the recording. The conference ID is 13809601.

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (“USB”), with $416 billion in assets as of September 30, 2015, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,151 banking offices in 25 states and 5,001 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The following information appears in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release contains forward-looking statements about U.S. Bancorp. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are based on the information available to, and assumptions and estimates made by, management as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements cover, among other things, anticipated future revenue and expenses and the future plans and prospects of U.S. Bancorp. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. A reversal or slowing of the current economic recovery or another severe contraction could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp’s revenues and the values of its assets and liabilities. Global financial markets could experience a recurrence of significant turbulence, which could reduce the availability of funding to certain financial institutions and lead to a tightening of credit, a reduction of business activity, and increased market volatility. Stress in the commercial real estate markets, as well as a downturn in the residential real estate markets could cause credit losses and deterioration in asset values. In addition, U.S. Bancorp’s business and financial performance is likely to be negatively impacted by recently enacted and future legislation and regulation. U.S. Bancorp’s results could also be adversely affected by deterioration in general business and economic conditions; changes in interest rates; deterioration in the credit quality of its loan portfolios or in the value of the collateral securing those loans; deterioration in the value of securities held in its investment securities portfolio; legal and regulatory developments; litigation; increased competition from both banks and non-banks; changes in customer behavior and preferences; breaches in data security; effects of mergers and acquisitions and related integration; effects of critical accounting policies and judgments; and management’s ability to effectively manage credit risk, residual value risk, market risk, operational risk, compliance risk, strategic risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk and reputational risk.

For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, refer to U.S. Bancorp’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Corporate Risk Profile” contained in Exhibit 13, and all subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. However, factors other than these also could adversely affect U.S. Bancorp’s results, and the reader should not consider these factors to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and U.S. Bancorp undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to capital ratios defined by banking regulators, the Company considers various other measures when evaluating capital utilization and adequacy, including:

  • Tangible common equity to tangible assets,
  • Tangible common equity to risk-weighted assets,
  • Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach, and
  • Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented advanced approaches.

These measures are viewed by management as useful additional methods of reflecting the level of capital available to withstand unexpected market or economic conditions. Additionally, presentation of these measures allows investors, analysts and banking regulators to assess the Company’s capital position relative to other financial services companies. These measures differ from currently effective capital ratios defined by banking regulations principally in that the numerator includes unrealized gains and losses related to available-for-sale securities and excludes preferred securities, including preferred stock, the nature and extent of which varies among different financial services companies. These measures are not defined in generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), or are not currently effective or defined in federal banking regulations. As a result, these measures disclosed by the Company may be considered non-GAAP financial measures.

There may be limits in the usefulness of these measures to investors. As a result, the Company encourages readers to consider the consolidated financial statements and other financial information contained in this press release in their entirety, and not to rely on any single financial measure. A table follows that shows the Company’s calculation of these Non-GAAP financial measures.

U.S. Bancorp        
Consolidated Statement of Income
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(Dollars and Shares in Millions, Except Per Share Data) September 30,   September 30,
(Unaudited)   2015   2014   2015   2014
Interest Income
Loans $2,520 $2,518 $7,476 $7,572
Loans held for sale 60 36 166 87
Investment securities 502 476 1,502 1,378
Other interest income 35     27     102     89  
Total interest income 3,117 3,057 9,246 9,126
Interest Expense
Deposits 113 115 344 348
Short-term borrowings 66 72 189 204
Long-term debt 170     178     531     543  
Total interest expense 349     365     1,064     1,095  
Net interest income 2,768 2,692 8,182 8,031
Provision for credit losses 282     311     827     941  
Net interest income after provision for credit losses 2,486 2,381 7,355 7,090
Noninterest Income
Credit and debit card revenue 269 251 776 749
Corporate payment products revenue 190 195 538 550
Merchant processing services 400 387 1,154 1,127
ATM processing services 81 81 239 241
Trust and investment management fees 329 315 985 930
Deposit service charges 185 185 520 513
Treasury management fees 143 136 422 409
Commercial products revenue 231 209 645 635
Mortgage banking revenue 224 260 695 774
Investment products fees 46 49 141 142
Securities gains (losses), net (1 ) (3 ) (1 ) 2
Other 229     177     638     722  
Total noninterest income 2,326 2,242 6,752 6,794
Noninterest Expense
Compensation 1,225 1,132 3,600 3,372
Employee benefits 285 250 895 796
Net occupancy and equipment 251 249 745 739
Professional services 115 102 298 282
Marketing and business development 99 78 265 253
Technology and communications 222 219 657 644
Postage, printing and supplies 77 81 223 242
Other intangibles 42 51 128 148
Other 459     452     1,311     1,435  
Total noninterest expense 2,775     2,614     8,122     7,911  
Income before income taxes 2,037 2,009 5,985 5,973
Applicable income taxes 534     523     1,541     1,566  
Net income 1,503 1,486 4,444 4,407
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (14 )   (15 )   (41 )   (44 )
Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp $1,489     $1,471     $4,403     $4,363  
Net income applicable to U.S. Bancorp common shareholders $1,422     $1,405     $4,204     $4,163  
 
Earnings per common share $.81 $.78 $2.38 $2.30
Diluted earnings per common share $.81 $.78 $2.36 $2.29
Dividends declared per common share $.255 $.245 $.755 $.720
Average common shares outstanding 1,758 1,798 1,770 1,809
Average diluted common shares outstanding   1,766     1,807     1,778     1,819  
 
U.S. Bancorp      
Consolidated Ending Balance Sheet
 
September 30, December 31, September 30,
(Dollars in Millions)   2015   2014   2014
Assets (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Cash and due from banks $10,450 $10,654 $6,183
Investment securities
Held-to-maturity 44,690 44,974 44,231
Available-for-sale 60,396 56,069 52,674
Loans held for sale 4,472 4,792 3,939
Loans
Commercial 85,539 80,377 78,878
Commercial real estate 42,478 42,795 40,909
Residential mortgages 52,349 51,619 51,957
Credit card 18,583 18,515 17,858
Other retail 51,051     49,264     48,935  
Total loans, excluding covered loans 250,000 242,570 238,537
Covered loans 4,791     5,281     7,054  
Total loans 254,791 247,851 245,591
Less allowance for loan losses (3,965 )   (4,039 )   (4,065 )
Net loans 250,826 243,812 241,526
Premises and equipment 2,515 2,618 2,608
Goodwill 9,368 9,389 9,401
Other intangible assets 3,176 3,162 3,338
Other assets 30,050     27,059     27,384  
Total assets $415,943     $402,529     $391,284  
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Deposits
Noninterest-bearing $83,549 $77,323 $78,641
Interest-bearing 185,861 177,452 165,070
Time deposits greater than $100,000 25,854     27,958     29,386  
Total deposits 295,264 282,733 273,097
Short-term borrowings 26,915 29,893 30,045
Long-term debt 32,504 32,260 30,768
Other liabilities 15,493     13,475     13,545  
Total liabilities 370,176 358,361 347,455
Shareholders' equity
Preferred stock 4,756 4,756 4,756
Common stock 21 21 21
Capital surplus 8,362 8,313 8,293
Retained earnings 45,413 42,530 41,543
Less treasury stock (12,756 ) (11,245 ) (10,836 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (721 )   (896 )   (636 )
Total U.S. Bancorp shareholders' equity 45,075 43,479 43,141
Noncontrolling interests 692     689     688  
Total equity 45,767     44,168     43,829  
Total liabilities and equity   $415,943     $402,529     $391,284  
 
U.S. Bancorp  
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
September 30, June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30,
(Dollars in Millions, Unaudited)   2015   2015   2015   2014   2014  
Total equity $45,767 $45,231 $44,965 $44,168 $43,829
Preferred stock (4,756 ) (4,756 ) (4,756 ) (4,756 ) (4,756 )
Noncontrolling interests (692 ) (694 ) (688 ) (689 ) (688 )
Goodwill (net of deferred tax liability) (1) (8,324 ) (8,350 ) (8,360 ) (8,403 ) (8,503 )
Intangible assets, other than mortgage servicing rights (779 )   (744 )   (783 )   (824 )   (877 )  
Tangible common equity (a) 31,216 30,687 30,378 29,496 29,005
 
Tangible common equity (as calculated above) 31,216 30,687 30,378 29,496 29,005
Adjustments (2) 118     125     158     172     187    
Common equity tier 1 capital estimated for the Basel III fully
implemented standardized and advanced approaches (b) 31,334 30,812 30,536 29,668 29,192
 
Total assets 415,943 419,075 410,233 402,529 391,284
Goodwill (net of deferred tax liability) (1) (8,324 ) (8,350 ) (8,360 ) (8,403 ) (8,503 )
Intangible assets, other than mortgage servicing rights (779 )   (744 )   (783 )   (824 )   (877 )  
Tangible assets (c) 406,840 409,981 401,090 393,302 381,904
 
Risk-weighted assets, determined in accordance with prescribed
transitional standardized approach regulatory requirements (d) 336,227 * 333,177 327,709 317,398 311,914
Adjustments (3) 3,532   * 3,532     3,153     11,110     12,837    
Risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented
standardized approach (e) 339,759 * 336,709 330,862 328,508 324,751
 
Risk-weighted assets, determined in accordance with prescribed
transitional advanced approaches regulatory requirements 248,048 * 245,038 254,892 248,596 243,909
Adjustments (4) 3,723   * 3,721     3,321     3,270     3,443  
Risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented
advanced approaches (f) 251,771 * 248,759 258,213 251,866 247,352
 
Ratios *
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (a)/(c) 7.7 % 7.5 % 7.6 % 7.5 % 7.6 %
Tangible common equity to risk-weighted assets (a)/(d) 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.3
Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the
Basel III fully implemented standardized approach (b)/(e) 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.0
Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the
  Basel III fully implemented advanced approaches (b)/(f)   12.4     12.4     11.8     11.8     11.8    
*   Preliminary data. Subject to change prior to filings with applicable regulatory agencies.

(1)

 

Includes goodwill related to certain investments in unconsolidated financial institutions per prescribed regulatory requirements.

(2)

 

Includes net losses on cash flow hedges included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and other adjustments.

(3)

Includes higher risk-weighting for unfunded loan commitments, investment securities, residential mortgages, mortgage servicing rights and other adjustments.

(4) Primarily reflects higher risk-weighting for mortgage servicing rights.

Source: U.S. Bancorp

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