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PNC Reports Third Quarter 2016 Net Income of $1.0 Billion, $1.84 Diluted EPS

Revenue, loans and deposits grew, expenses well controlled

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today reported net income of $1.0 billion, or $1.84 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2016 compared with net income of $989 million, or $1.82 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2016 and net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.90 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2015.

"PNC delivered another good quarter," said William S. Demchak, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We grew revenue and managed expenses, loans and deposits increased, and capital levels were strong. Looking ahead, we continue to lay the groundwork for greater efficiencies and revenue growth to deliver positive operating leverage and create long-term shareholder value."

Income Statement Highlights
Third quarter 2016 compared with second quarter 2016


  • Total revenue grew $35 million, or 1 percent, to $3.8 billion.
    • Net interest income of $2.1 billion increased $27 million, or 1 percent, due to an additional day in the quarter and higher earning assets partially offset by lower yields.  
    • Noninterest income of $1.7 billion increased $8 million driven by fee income growth.
  • Noninterest expense increased $34 million, or 1 percent, to $2.4 billion reflecting business activity and included a new FDIC deposit insurance surcharge as overall expenses remained well managed.
  • Provision for credit losses was $87 million, a decrease of $40 million primarily attributable to stabilization of the energy related portfolio. 

Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Loans grew $1.4 billion, or 1 percent, to $210.4 billion at September 30, 2016 compared with June 30, 2016. 
    • Total commercial lending increased $1.1 billion, or 1 percent, primarily in PNC's corporate banking and real estate businesses.
    • Total consumer lending increased $.3 billion due to growth in auto, residential mortgage and credit card loans partially offset by lower home equity and education loans reflecting runoff portfolios.
  • Overall credit quality remained stable with the second quarter.
    • Nonperforming assets of $2.4 billion at September 30, 2016 decreased 6 percent compared with June 30, 2016.
    • Net charge-offs increased to $154 million for the third quarter compared with $134 million for the second quarter.
  • Deposits grew $10.1 billion, or 4 percent, to $259.9 billion at September 30, 2016 compared with June 30, 2016 due to growth in commercial deposits primarily attributable to seasonality.
  • Investment securities of $78.5 billion at September 30, 2016 increased $6.7 billion, or 9 percent, compared with June 30, 2016 commensurate with deposit growth. 
  • PNC maintained a strong liquidity position.
    • The Liquidity Coverage Ratio at September 30, 2016 exceeded 100 percent for both PNC and PNC Bank, N.A., above the 2017 fully phased-in requirement of 100 percent.
  • PNC returned $.8 billion of capital to shareholders, or 85 percent of third quarter net income attributable to diluted common shares, through repurchases of 5.9 million common shares for $.5 billion and dividends on common shares of $.3 billion.
    • The August quarterly dividend on common stock reflected an 8 percent increase, or 4 cents per share, to 55 cents per share. 
  • PNC maintained a strong capital position.
    • Transitional Basel III common equity Tier 1 capital ratio was an estimated 10.6 percent at both September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, calculated using the regulatory capital methodologies applicable to PNC during 2016.
    • Pro forma fully phased-in Basel III common equity Tier 1 capital ratio, a non-GAAP financial measure, was an estimated 10.2 percent at both September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016 based on the standardized approach rules.

 

Earnings Summary


In millions, except per share data



3Q16




2Q16




3Q15



Net income


$

1,006



$

989



$

1,073



Net income attributable to diluted common shares


$

913



$

914



$

987



Diluted earnings per common share


$

1.84



$

1.82



$

1.90



Average diluted common shares outstanding



496




503




520



Return on average assets



1.10

%



1.11

%



1.19

%


Return on average common equity



8.74

%



8.87

%



9.61

%


Book value per common share  Period end


$

86.57



$

85.33



$

81.42



Tangible book value per common share (non-GAAP)    Period end


$

67.93



$

66.89



$

63.37



Cash dividends declared per common share


$

.55



$

.51



$

.51



 

The Consolidated Financial Highlights accompanying this news release include additional information regarding reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to reported amounts. Reference to core net interest income, a non-GAAP financial measure, is to total net interest income less purchase accounting accretion, which consists of scheduled accretion and excess cash recoveries, as detailed in the Consolidated Financial Highlights. Fee income, a non-GAAP financial measure, refers to noninterest income in the following categories: asset management, consumer services, corporate services, residential mortgage, and service charges on deposits. Information in this news release including the financial tables is unaudited.

 

CONSOLIDATED REVENUE REVIEW























Revenue

Change



Change

















3Q16 vs



3Q16 vs


In millions



3Q16




2Q16




3Q15




2Q16



3Q15


Net interest income


$

2,095



$

2,068



$

2,062




1

%



2

%


Noninterest income



1,734




1,726




1,713







1

%


Total revenue


$

3,829



$

3,794



$

3,775




1

%



1

%


 

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2016 increased $35 million compared with the second quarter and $54 million compared with the third quarter of 2015 as a result of higher net interest income and growth in noninterest income driven by fee income.

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2016 increased $27 million compared with the second quarter due to higher core net interest income resulting from an additional day in the quarter and higher securities and loan balances partially offset by lower securities yields. Third quarter 2016 net interest income increased $33 million compared with third quarter 2015 as an increase in core net interest income was partially offset by lower purchase accounting accretion. Growth in core net interest income was attributable to higher securities and loan balances and higher loan yields partially offset by lower securities yields and an increase in borrowing costs.

The net interest margin was 2.68 percent for the third quarter of 2016 compared with 2.70 percent for the second quarter and 2.67 percent for the third quarter of 2015. The decrease in the margin from the second quarter was primarily due to lower average rates on net securities purchases and the impact of prepayments. The increase in the margin over third quarter 2015 largely reflected the impact of the December 2015 increase in the federal funds rate.

 

Noninterest Income

Change



Change



















3Q16  vs



3Q16  vs


In millions



3Q16




2Q16




3Q15




2Q16



3Q15


Asset management


$

404



$

377



$

376




7

%



7

%


Consumer services



348




354




341




(2)

%



2

%


Corporate services



389




403




384




(3)

%



1

%


Residential mortgage



160




165




125




(3)

%



28

%


Service charges on deposits



174




163




172




7

%



1

%


Other, including net securities gains



259




264




315




(2)

%



(18)

%




$

1,734



$

1,726



$

1,713







1

%


 

Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2016 increased $8 million compared with the second quarter driven by growth in fee income. Asset management revenue, which includes earnings from PNC's equity investment in BlackRock, increased $27 million as a result of stronger equity markets. Corporate service fees decreased $14 million primarily due to a lower benefit from commercial mortgage servicing rights valuation and lower capital markets-related revenue partially offset by higher treasury management fees. Residential mortgage banking noninterest income declined $5 million from lower net hedging gains on mortgage servicing rights and lower servicing fees offset by higher loan sales revenue from higher origination volumes. Service charges on deposits increased $11 million attributable to seasonal customer activity. There were no sales of Visa Class B common shares in the third quarter of 2016. Other noninterest income decreased $5 million reflecting the combined second quarter impact of net gains on sales of Visa shares offset by negative valuation adjustments on nonconforming investments under the Volcker Rule. 

Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2016 increased $21 million compared with the third quarter of 2015 as strong growth in fee income was partially offset by lower other income. Asset management revenue grew $28 million reflecting higher average equity markets. Increases in consumer and corporate service fees and service charges on deposits were attributable to growth in customer activity. Residential mortgage banking noninterest income increased $35 million primarily as a result of higher loan sales revenue from higher origination volumes and increased net hedging gains on mortgage servicing rights. Other noninterest income decreased $56 million due to the impact of third quarter 2015 net gains on sales of Visa shares and lower revenue from private equity investments. 

 

CONSOLIDATED EXPENSE REVIEW
























Noninterest Expense

Change



Change


















3Q16 vs



3Q16 vs


In millions



3Q16




2Q16




3Q15




2Q16



3Q15


Personnel


$

1,239



$

1,226



$

1,222




1

%



1

%


Occupancy



215




215




209







3

%


Equipment



246




240




227




3

%



8

%


Marketing



72




61




64




18

%



13

%


Other



622




618




630




1

%



(1)

%




$

2,394



$

2,360



$

2,352




1

%



2

%


 

Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2016 increased $34 million compared with the second quarter and included a new FDIC deposit insurance surcharge, the impact of second quarter release of residential mortgage foreclosure-related reserves, increased personnel costs associated with business activities and higher marketing expense offset in part by efforts to control expenses.

Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2016 increased $42 million compared with the third quarter of 2015 reflecting higher variable compensation costs associated with increased business activity and investments in technology and business infrastructure as PNC continued to focus on disciplined expense management.

The effective tax rate was 25.4 percent for the third quarter of 2016, 24.3 percent for the second quarter of 2016 and 20.0 percent for the third quarter of 2015. Lower income tax expense for third quarter 2015 reflected tax benefits attributable to effectively settling acquired entity tax contingencies.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET REVIEW

Total assets increased to $369.3 billion at September 30, 2016 compared with $361.3 billion at June 30, 2016 and $362.1 billion at September 30, 2015. Assets grew 2 percent in both comparisons primarily due to increased investment securities balances. Additionally, higher loans were partially offset by a decrease in deposits maintained with the Federal Reserve Bank compared with September 30, 2015.

 

Loans

Change


Change

















9/30/16

vs


9/30/16

vs


In billions


9/30/2016


6/30/2016


9/30/2015


6/30/16


9/30/15


Commercial lending


$

138.2



$

137.1



$

131.2




1

%



5

%


Consumer lending



72.2




71.9




73.7







(2)

%


Total loans


$

210.4



$

209.0



$

204.9




1

%



3

%

























For the quarter ended:






















Average loans


$

208.9



$

208.4



$

204.9







2

%


 

Total loans grew $1.4 billion as of September 30, 2016 compared with June 30, 2016. Commercial lending increased $1.1 billion in the third quarter primarily in PNC's corporate banking and real estate businesses. Consumer lending increased $.3 billion reflecting growth in auto, residential mortgage and credit card loans partially offset by lower home equity and education loans driven by runoff portfolios. Average loans increased $.5 billion in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the second quarter. Average commercial lending balances grew $.6 billion and average consumer lending balances declined $.1 billion.

Third quarter 2016 period end and average loans increased $5.5 billion and $4.0 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2015 driven by commercial real estate and commercial loan growth partially offset by a decrease in consumer loans, including runoff portfolios of residential mortgage, brokered home equity and discontinued government guaranteed education loans.

 

Investment Securities

Change


Change

















9/30/16

vs


9/30/16

vs


In billions


9/30/2016


6/30/2016


9/30/2015


6/30/16


9/30/15


At quarter end


$

78.5



$

71.8



$

68.1




9

%



15

%


Average for the quarter ended


$

71.6



$

70.1



$

62.0




2

%



15

%


 

Investment securities balances at September 30, 2016 increased $6.7 billion compared with June 30, 2016 and average balances for the third quarter increased $1.5 billion compared with the second quarter. Portfolio purchases were substantially funded by deposit growth and were primarily agency residential mortgage-backed and U.S. Treasury securities. Third quarter 2016 period end and average investment securities increased $10.4 billion and $9.6 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2015. The available for sale investment securities balance included a net unrealized pretax gain of $1.3 billion at September 30, 2016 compared with $1.3 billion at June 30, 2016 and $.9 billion at September 30, 2015, representing the difference between fair value and amortized cost. The increase in the unrealized pretax gain over third quarter 2015 was due to lower market interest rates.

Interest-earning deposits with banks, primarily with the Federal Reserve Bank, were $27.1 billion at September 30, 2016, $26.8 billion at June 30, 2016 and $34.2 billion at September 30, 2015. The decrease from third quarter 2015 was the result of higher investment securities, loan growth and lower borrowed funds partially offset by deposit growth.

 

Deposits

Change


Change

















9/30/16

vs


9/30/16

vs


In billions


9/30/2016


6/30/2016


9/30/2015


6/30/16


9/30/15


At quarter end


$

259.9



$

249.8



$

245.0




4

%



6

%


Average for the quarter ended


$

252.5



$

247.6



$

243.4




2

%



4

%


 

Total deposits at September 30, 2016 increased $10.1 billion compared with June 30, 2016 and average deposits grew $4.9 billion in the third quarter over the second quarter primarily due to seasonal growth in commercial deposits. Period end and average third quarter 2016 deposits increased $14.9 billion and $9.1 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2015 due to overall strong deposit growth. Demand deposits increased, and savings deposits grew reflecting in part a shift from money market deposits to relationship-based savings products.

 

Borrowed Funds

Change


Change

















9/30/16

vs


9/30/16

vs


In billions


9/30/2016


6/30/2016


9/30/2015


6/30/16


9/30/15


At quarter end


$

51.6



$

54.6



$

56.7




(5)

%



(9)

%


Average for the quarter ended


$

53.0



$

53.6



$

57.5




(1)

%



(8)

%


 

Borrowed funds at September 30, 2016 decreased $3.0 billion compared with June 30, 2016 and average borrowed funds for the third quarter of 2016 declined $.6 billion from the second quarter primarily due to lower Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings. Bank notes and senior debt declined in the comparison with June 30, 2016 and increased in the average comparison as a result of timing of redemptions and issuances. Third quarter 2016 period end borrowed funds decreased $5.1 billion and average borrowed funds declined $4.5 billion compared with third quarter 2015 primarily due to lower Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings and commercial paper partially offset by higher bank notes and senior debt.

 

Capital




9/30/2016*


6/30/2016


9/30/2015


Common shareholders' equity    In billions


$

42.3



$

42.1



$

41.5



Transitional Basel III common equity Tier 1 capital ratio


10.6

%



10.6

%



10.6

%


Pro forma fully phased-in Basel III common equity














   Tier 1 capital ratio (non-GAAP)


10.2

%



10.2

%



10.1

%


* Ratios estimated


 

PNC maintained a strong capital position. Common shareholders' equity increased compared with June 30, 2016 due to growth in retained earnings partially offset by share repurchases. The transitional Basel III common equity Tier 1 capital ratios were calculated using the regulatory capital methodologies, including related phase-ins, applicable to PNC during 2016 and 2015 using the standardized approach. The pro forma ratios were also calculated based on the standardized approach. See Capital Ratios in the Consolidated Financial Highlights.

PNC returned $.8 billion of capital to shareholders through repurchases of 5.9 million common shares for $.5 billion and dividends on common shares of $.3 billion. Repurchases were made under share repurchase programs of up to $2.0 billion for the four-quarter period beginning in the third quarter of 2016. These programs include repurchases of up to $.2 billion related to stock issuances under employee benefit plans.

On October 4, 2016, the PNC board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on common stock of 55 cents per share effective with the November 5, 2016 payment date. The August dividend on common stock was increased 8 percent, or 4 cents per share, to 55 cents per share.

 

CREDIT QUALITY REVIEW





















Credit Quality

Change


Change





At or for the quarter ended


9/30/16

vs


9/30/16

vs


In millions


9/30/2016


6/30/2016


9/30/2015


6/30/16


9/30/15


Nonperforming loans


$

2,146


$

2,264


$

2,177



(5)

%



(1)

%


Nonperforming assets


$

2,375


$

2,515


$

2,490



(6)

%



(5)

%


Accruing loans past due 90 days or more


$

766


$

754


$

890



2

%



(14)

%


Net charge-offs


$

154


$

134


$

96



15

%



60

%


Provision for credit losses


$

87


$

127


$

81



(31)

%



7

%


Allowance for loan and lease losses


$

2,619


$

2,685


$

3,237



(2)

%



(19)

%


 

Overall credit quality for the third quarter of 2016 remained stable with the second quarter. Provision for credit losses for third quarter 2016 was $87 million, a decrease of $40 million compared with the second quarter primarily attributable to stabilization of the energy related portfolio. The third quarter 2016 provision included $2 million for loans in the oil, gas and coal sectors compared with $48 million in the second quarter.

Nonperforming assets at September 30, 2016 decreased $140 million compared with June 30, 2016 due to lower nonperforming commercial and home equity loans and lower other real estate owned. Included in total nonperforming loans at September 30, 2016 were $260 million of nonperforming loans in the oil, gas and coal sectors compared with $293 million at June 30, 2016. Nonperforming assets declined $115 million from September 30, 2015 reflecting improvements in the consumer lending and commercial real estate loan portfolios and lower other real estate owned partially offset by higher nonperforming commercial loans reflecting energy related credits. Nonperforming assets to total assets were .64 percent at September 30, 2016 compared with .70 percent at June 30, 2016 and .69 percent at September 30, 2015.

Overall delinquencies as of September 30, 2016 decreased $5 million compared with June 30, 2016. Accruing loans past due 90 days or more increased $12 million, primarily in government insured residential real estate loans, which was more than offset by declines in both the 30 to 59 day and 60 to 89 day categories.

Net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2016 increased $20 million compared with the second quarter driven by higher commercial loan net charge-offs across various industries. Net charge-offs for loans in the oil, gas and coal sectors declined to $29 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared with $47 million in the second quarter. Compared with third quarter 2015, net charge-offs increased $58 million due to higher commercial loan net charge-offs. Net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2016 were .29 percent of average loans on an annualized basis compared with .26 percent for the second quarter and .19 percent for the third quarter of 2015.

The allowance for loan and lease losses at September 30, 2016 decreased $66 million compared with June 30, 2016 and $618 million compared with September 30, 2015. The decline in the allowance from third quarter 2015 reflected PNC's derecognition of pooled purchased impaired loans, resulting in a reduction of the recorded investment balance included in total loans and the associated allowance for loan losses balance each by $468 million at December 31, 2015. The allowance to total loans was 1.24 percent at September 30, 2016, 1.28 percent at June 30, 2016 and 1.58 percent at September 30, 2015. The allowance to nonperforming loans was 122 percent at September 30, 2016, 119 percent at June 30, 2016 and 149 percent at September 30, 2015.

 

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS
















Business Segment Income (Loss)


In millions



3Q16




2Q16




3Q15



Retail Banking


$

223



$

307



$

251



Corporate & Institutional Banking



537




490




502



Asset Management Group



58




48




44



Residential Mortgage Banking



13




46




(4)



Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio



54




29




68



Other, including BlackRock



121




69




212



Net income


$

1,006



$

989



$

1,073


















See accompanying notes in Consolidated Financial Highlights


 

Retail Banking

Change



Change


















3Q16 vs



3Q16 vs



In millions



3Q16




2Q16




3Q15



2Q16



3Q15



Net interest income


$

1,120



$

1,118



$

1,069



$

2



$

51



Noninterest income


$

527



$

564



$

574



$

(37)



$

(47)



Provision for credit losses


$

104



$

29



$

57



$

75



$

47



Noninterest expense


$

1,191



$

1,168



$

1,190



$

23



$

1



Earnings


$

223



$

307



$

251



$

(84)



$

(28)


























In billions






















Average loans


$

62.0



$

62.4



$

63.8



$

(.4)



$

(1.8)



Average deposits


$

154.2



$

154.1



$

146.2



$

.1



$

8.0



 

Retail Banking earnings for the third quarter of 2016 decreased in both comparisons. Noninterest income declined reflecting the impact of net gains on sales of Visa Class B common shares in both the second quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2015. There were no sales of Visa shares in the third quarter of 2016. Noninterest income included seasonally higher service charges on deposits compared with the second quarter, and growth in both consumer service fees and service charges on deposits compared with third quarter 2015. Provision for credit losses increased compared with the second quarter due to seasonal credit trends affecting the education loan portfolio and continued growth in auto and credit card portfolios. Noninterest expense increased over the second quarter primarily as a result of investments in technology and higher marketing expenses, and included a new FDIC deposit insurance surcharge.

  • Retail Banking continued to focus on the strategic priority of transforming the customer experience through transaction migration, branch network transformation and multi-channel sales and service strategies.
    • Approximately 59 percent of consumer customers used non-teller channels for the majority of their transactions during the third quarter of 2016 compared with 57 percent and 53 percent for the second quarter of 2016 and third quarter of 2015, respectively.
    • Deposit transactions via ATM and mobile channels were 50 percent of total deposit transactions in the third quarter of 2016 compared with 48 percent in the second quarter and 45 percent in the third quarter of 2015.
    • PNC had a network of 2,600 branches and 9,045 ATMs at September 30, 2016. Approximately 18 percent of the branch network operates under the universal model as part of PNC's retail branch transformation strategy.
  • Average deposits grew 5 percent over the third quarter of 2015 due to higher demand deposits, and an increase in savings deposits which were partially offset by lower money market deposits reflecting a shift to relationship-based savings products. Certificates of deposit declined from the net runoff of maturing accounts.
  • Average loans decreased 3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2015 as growth in automobile and credit card loans was more than offset by lower home equity, education and commercial loans.
  • Net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2016 were $89 million compared with $75 million in the second quarter of 2016 and $66 million in the third quarter of 2015.

 

Corporate & Institutional Banking

Change



Change















3Q16 vs



3Q16 vs



In millions



3Q16



2Q16



3Q15


2Q16



3Q15



Net interest income


$

873


$

854


$

887


$

19



$

(14)



Noninterest income


$

517


$

533


$

476


$

(16)



$

41



Provision for credit losses


$

12


$

69


$

46


$

(57)



$

(34)



Noninterest expense


$

555


$

549


$

533


$

6



$

22



Earnings


$

537


$

490


$

502


$

47



$

35























In billions



















Average loans


$

122.6


$

121.6


$

116.2


$

1.0



$

6.4



Average deposits


$

83.0


$

78.3


$

83.1


$

4.7



$

(.1)



Commercial loan servicing portfolio  Quarter end


$

461


$

459


$

441


$

2



$

20



 

Corporate & Institutional Banking earnings for the third quarter of 2016 increased in both comparisons. Noninterest income declined from the second quarter primarily due to lower capital markets-related revenue and a lower benefit from commercial mortgage servicing rights valuation partially offset by higher gains on asset sales and higher treasury management fees. Noninterest income increased compared with the third quarter of 2015 principally from higher gains on asset sales, higher treasury management fees and higher corporate securities underwriting activity. Provision for credit losses in the third quarter of 2016 decreased in both comparisons reflecting stabilization of the energy related portfolio and changes in expected commercial default rates. Noninterest expense increased compared with third quarter 2015 as a result of higher variable compensation and other costs associated with increased business activity and investments in technology and infrastructure. 

  • Average loans increased 1 percent over the second quarter and 6 percent over the third quarter of 2015 driven by growth in PNC's real estate business, including both commercial real estate and commercial loans, and increased lending to large corporate customers in PNC's corporate banking business. 
  • Average deposits increased 6 percent over the second quarter reflecting seasonal growth. Compared with third quarter 2015, decreases in average noninterest-bearing demand and money market deposits were mostly offset by interest-bearing demand deposit growth.
  • Net charge-offs of $69 million in the third quarter of 2016 increased compared with $59 million in the second quarter and $26 million in the third quarter of 2015 due in part to charge-offs of previously reserved energy related loans.

 

Asset Management Group

Change



Change


















3Q16 vs



3Q16 vs



In millions



3Q16




2Q16




3Q15



2Q16



3Q15



Net interest income


$

74



$

76



$

71



$

(2)



$

3



Noninterest income


$

220



$

213



$

207



$

7



$

13



Provision for credit losses (benefit)


$

(3)



$

6



$

(2)



$

(9)



$

(1)



Noninterest expense


$

206



$

206



$

211






$

(5)



Earnings


$

58



$

48



$

44



$

10



$

14


























In billions






















Client assets under administration Quarter end


$

266



$

261



$

256



$

5



$

10



Average loans


$

7.1



$

7.3



$

7.4



$

(.2)



$

(.3)



Average deposits


$

11.9



$

12.0



$

11.3



$

(.1)



$

.6



 

Asset Management Group earnings for the third quarter of 2016 increased in both comparisons reflecting higher noninterest income driven by higher average equity markets and net business growth.

  • Asset Management Group's growth strategy is focused on capturing more investable assets by delivering an enhanced client experience, and involves new client acquisition and expanding share of wallet while leveraging its open architecture platform with a full array of investment products and banking solutions for all clients. Key considerations are maximizing front line productivity, a relationship-based focus with other line of business partners, and optimizing market presence in high opportunity markets.
  • Client assets under administration at September 30, 2016 included discretionary client assets under management of $138 billion and nondiscretionary client assets under administration of $128 billion.
    • Discretionary client assets under management increased $3 billion compared with June 30, 2016 and $6 billion compared with September 30, 2015 primarily attributable to equity market increases.

 

Residential Mortgage Banking

Change



Change
















3Q16 vs



3Q16 vs



In millions



3Q16



2Q16



3Q15


2Q16



3Q15



Net interest income


$

28


$

28


$

31





$

(3)



Noninterest income


$

163


$

182


$

135


$

(19)



$

28



Provision for credit losses


$

-


$

1


$

2


$

(1)



$

(2)



Noninterest expense


$

170


$

136


$

171


$

34



$

(1)



Earnings (loss)


$

13


$

46


$

(4)


$

(33)



$

17
























In billions



















Residential mortgage servicing portfolio   Quarter end


$

126


$

126


$

122





$

4



Loan origination volume


$

3.1


$

2.6


$

2.7


$

.5



$

.4



 

Residential Mortgage Banking earnings for the third quarter of 2016 decreased compared with second quarter 2016 and increased compared with third quarter 2015. Noninterest income declined from the second quarter due to lower net hedging gains on residential mortgage servicing rights partially offset by higher loan sales revenue. Noninterest income increased over the third quarter of 2015 primarily as a result of higher loan sales revenue. Noninterest expense increased compared with the linked quarter due to the impact of second quarter release of residential mortgage foreclosure-related reserves and from higher origination costs.

  • The strategic focus of Residential Mortgage Banking is the acquisition of new customers through a retail loan officer sales force with an emphasis on home purchase transactions, competing on the basis of superior service, and leveraging the bank footprint markets.
  • Loan origination volume in the third quarter of 2016 increased 17 percent compared with the second quarter and 12 percent compared with the third quarter of 2015. Approximately 41 percent of third quarter 2016 origination volume was for home purchase transactions compared with 48 percent in the second quarter and 55 percent in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Loan servicing acquisitions were $5 billion in the third quarter of 2016, $6 billion in the second quarter and $10 billion in the third quarter of 2015.

 

Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio

Change



Change















3Q16 vs



3Q16 vs



In millions



3Q16



2Q16



3Q15


2Q16



3Q15



Net interest income


$

72


$

73


$

90


$

(1)



$

(18)



Noninterest income


$

8


$

5


$

16


$

3



$

(8)



Provision for credit losses (benefit)


$

(22)


$

13


$

(25)


$

(35)



$

3



Noninterest expense


$

16


$

20


$

23


$

(4)



$

(7)



Earnings


$

54


$

29


$

68


$

25



$

(14)























In billions



















Average loans


$

5.6


$

5.9


$

7.2


$

(.3)



$

(1.6)



 

The Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio consists of non-strategic assets primarily obtained through acquisitions of other companies and includes a consumer portfolio of mainly residential mortgage and brokered home equity loans and lines of credit, and a small commercial/commercial real estate loan and lease portfolio. The business activity of this segment is to manage the liquidation of the portfolios while maximizing the value and mitigating risk.

  • Provision for credit losses was a benefit in the third quarter of 2016 primarily related to consumer loans compared with a provision in the second quarter which reflected reduced cash flow expectations on certain purchased impaired residential mortgage loans.
  • Charge-offs were in net recovery positions of $6 million for the third quarter of 2016 compared with $2 million for the second quarter and $1 million for the third quarter of 2015. 

Other, including BlackRock

The "Other, including BlackRock" category, for the purposes of this release, includes earnings and gains or losses related to PNC's equity interest in BlackRock, and residual activities that do not meet the criteria for disclosure as a separate reportable business, such as integration costs, asset and liability management activities including net securities gains or losses, other-than-temporary impairment of investment securities and certain trading activities, exited businesses, private equity investments, intercompany eliminations, most corporate overhead, tax adjustments that are not allocated to business segments, and differences between business segment performance reporting and financial statement reporting under generally accepted accounting principles.

CONFERENCE CALL AND SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

PNC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer William S. Demchak and Chief Financial Officer Robert Q. Reilly will hold a conference call for investors today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time regarding the topics addressed in this news release and the related financial supplement. Dial-in numbers for the conference call are (877) 272-3498 and (303) 223-4371 (international) and Internet access to the live audio listen-only webcast of the call is available at www.pnc.com/investorevents. PNC's third quarter 2016 earnings release, the related financial supplement, and presentation slides to accompany the conference call remarks will be available at www.pnc.com/investorevents prior to the beginning of the call. A telephone replay of the call will be available for one week at (800) 633-8284 and (402) 977-9140 (international), conference ID 21816328 and a replay of the audio webcast will be available on PNC's website for 30 days.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)








FINANCIAL RESULTS

Three months ended


Nine months ended


Dollars in millions, except per share data

September 30

June 30

September 30


September 30

September 30




2016

2016

2015



2016


2015


Revenue













    Net interest income

$

2,095

$

2,068

$

2,062


$

6,261

$

6,186


    Noninterest income


1,734


1,726


1,713



5,027


5,186


        Total revenue


3,829


3,794


3,775



11,288


11,372


Provision for credit losses


87


127


81



366


181


Noninterest expense


2,394


2,360


2,352



7,035


7,067


Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interests

$

1,348

$

1,307

$

1,342


$

3,887

$

4,124


Net income

$

1,006

$

989

$

1,073


$

2,938

$

3,121


Less:













        Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests


18


23


18



60


23


        Preferred stock dividends and discount accretion and redemptions (a)


64


43


64



172


182


Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

924

$

923

$

991


$

2,706

$

2,916


Less:













        Dividends and undistributed earnings allocated to nonvested restricted shares


7


6





19


2


        Impact of BlackRock earnings per share dilution


4


3


4



10


14


Net income attributable to diluted common shares

$

913

$

914

$

987


$

2,677

$

2,900


Diluted earnings per common share

$

1.84

$

1.82

$

1.90


$

5.33

$

5.52


Cash dividends declared per common share

$

.55

$

.51

$

.51


$

1.57

$

1.50


Effective tax rate (b)


25.4

%

24.3

%

20.0

%


24.4

%

24.3

%














(a)

Dividends are payable quarterly other than Series O and Series R preferred stock, which are payable semiannually in different quarters.

(b)

The effective income tax rates are generally lower than the statutory rate due to the relationship of pretax income to tax credits and earnings that are not subject to tax.

 

 


TOTAL AND CORE NET INTEREST INCOME AND NET INTEREST MARGIN


























Three months ended

Nine months ended






September 30

June 30

September 30


September 30

September 30


Dollars in millions


2016


2016


2015



2016


2015


Net Interest Income













Core net interest income (Non-GAAP) (a)

$

2,033

$

2,004

$

1,972


$

6,049

$

5,857


Total purchase accounting accretion













    Scheduled accretion net of contractual interest


39


45


71



136


249


    Excess cash recoveries


23


19


19



76


80


        Total purchase accounting accretion


62


64


90



212


329


Total net interest income

$

2,095

$

2,068

$

2,062


$

6,261

$

6,186


Net Interest Margin













Core net interest margin (Non-GAAP) (b)


2.61

%

2.63

%

2.57

%


2.63

%

2.60

%

Purchase accounting accretion impact on net interest margin


.07


.07


.10



.08


.14


Net interest margin (c)


2.68

%

2.70

%

2.67

%


2.71

%

2.74

%

(a)

We believe that core net interest income, a non-GAAP financial measure, is useful in evaluating the performance of our interest-based activities.

(b)

We believe that core net interest margin, a non-GAAP financial measure, is useful as a tool to help evaluate the impact of purchase accounting accretion on net interest margin. To calculate core net interest margin, net interest margin has been adjusted by annualized purchase accounting accretion divided by average interest-earning assets.

(c)

Calculated as annualized taxable-equivalent net interest income divided by average earning assets. The interest income earned on certain earning assets is completely or partially exempt from federal income tax. As such, these tax-exempt instruments typically yield lower returns than taxable investments. To provide more meaningful comparisons of net interest margins, we use net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis in calculating net interest margin by increasing the interest income earned on tax-exempt assets to make it fully equivalent to interest income earned on taxable investments. This adjustment is not permitted under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the Consolidated Income Statement. The taxable equivalent adjustments to net interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015 were $49 million, $48 million and $50 million, respectively. The taxable equivalent adjustments to net interest income for the first nine months of 2016 and 2015 were $145 million and $148 million, respectively.

 

 


The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.



Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)


































Three months ended




Nine months ended




September 30


June 30


September 30



September 30


September 30






2016


2016


2015




2016


2015


PERFORMANCE RATIOS



















Net interest margin (a)




2.68

%


2.70

%


2.67

%



2.71

%


2.74

%

Noninterest income to total revenue




45

%


45

%


45

%



45

%


46

%

Efficiency (b)




63

%


62

%


62

%



62

%


62

%

Return on:



















    Average common shareholders' equity




8.74

%


8.87

%


9.61

%



8.69

%


9.56

%

    Average assets




1.10

%


1.11

%


1.19

%



1.09

%


1.18

%






















BUSINESS SEGMENT NET INCOME (LOSS) (c) (d)



















In millions









































Retail Banking



$

223


$

307


$

251



$

798


$

694


Corporate & Institutional Banking




537



490



502




1,458



1,492


Asset Management Group




58



48



44




155



143


Residential Mortgage Banking




13



46



(4)




46



43


Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio




54



29



68




135



205


Other, including BlackRock (d) (e)      




121



69



212




346



544