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PNC Reports Third Quarter Net Income Of $1.1 Billion And $1.90 Diluted EPS

Expenses well controlled, deposits grew, capital levels strong

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today reported net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.90 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2015 compared with net income of $1.0 billion, or $1.88 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2015 and net income of $1.0 billion, or $1.79 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2014.

"PNC had a solid third quarter, our tenth consecutive quarter of $1 billion or more in net income, reflecting consistency without the benefit of higher interest rates," said William S. Demchak, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Expenses were down, deposits were up, and we continued to execute on our strategic priorities designed to deepen customer relationships and grow our diverse fee businesses."

Income Statement Highlights

  • Third quarter earnings reflected a strong contribution of noninterest income to total revenue of
    45 percent and well-controlled expenses.
  • Net interest income of $2.1 billion for the third quarter was relatively stable with the second quarter, increasing $10 million as higher core net interest income largely driven by an additional day in the quarter was offset by lower purchase accounting accretion.
  • Noninterest income of $1.7 billion for the third quarter decreased $101 million, or 6 percent, compared with the second quarter primarily due to higher second quarter gains on asset sales.
    • Fee income declined as higher service charges on deposits, corporate service fees and consumer service fees were more than offset by lower asset management revenue reflecting a second quarter trust settlement and equity market declines, and lower residential mortgage revenue.
  • Noninterest expense of $2.4 billion decreased $14 million, or 1 percent, compared with the second quarter as PNC continued to focus on disciplined expense management.
  • Provision for credit losses was $81 million for the third quarter and $46 million in the second quarter. Overall credit quality remained relatively stable.
  • The effective tax rate was 20.0 percent for the third quarter reflecting tax benefits and additions to reserves, the largest components of which were a benefit of $75 million attributable to effectively settling acquired entity tax contingencies offset by additions to reserves of $10 million for various tax matters.

Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Loans declined $.2 billion to $205.0 billion at September 30, 2015 compared with June 30, 2015. 
    • Total commercial lending increased $.4 billion as growth primarily in PNC's real estate business was offset by the impact of ongoing capital and liquidity management activities.
    • Total consumer lending decreased $.6 billion, including runoff in the non-strategic consumer loan portfolio of $.5 billion.
  • Overall credit quality in the third quarter remained relatively stable with the second quarter. 
    • Nonperforming assets of $2.5 billion at September 30, 2015 decreased $.1 billion, or 3 percent, compared with June 30, 2015.
    • Net charge-offs were $96 million for the third quarter compared with $67 million in the second quarter, which included elevated recoveries on commercial and commercial real estate loans.
  • Investment securities increased $6.7 billion, or 11 percent, in the third quarter to $68.1 billion at September 30, 2015, largely funded by deposit growth. 
  • Deposits grew $5.3 billion, or 2 percent, compared with the second quarter due to higher demand, savings and money market deposits primarily driven by commercial deposit growth.
  • PNC's well-positioned balance sheet remained core funded with a loans to deposits ratio of
    84 percent at September 30, 2015.
  • PNC maintained a strong liquidity position.
    • The estimated Liquidity Coverage Ratio at September 30, 2015 exceeded 100 percent for both PNC and PNC Bank, N.A., above the minimum phased-in requirement of 80 percent in 2015, calculated as of month end.
  • PNC returned capital to shareholders through repurchases of 6.2 million common shares for
    $.6 billion during the third quarter and 5.9 million common shares for $.6 billion during the second quarter.
  • 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, 2015 and June 30, 2015, calculated using the regulatory capital methodology applicable to PNC during 2015.
    • Pro forma fully phased-in Basel III common equity Tier 1 capital ratio was an estimated 10.1 percent at September 30, 2015 and 10.0 percent at June 30, 2015 based on the standardized approach rules.

Earnings Summary


In millions, except per share data



3Q15




2Q15




3Q14



Net income


$

1,073



$

1,044



$

1,038



Net income attributable to diluted common shares


$

987



$

987



$

959



Diluted earnings per common share


$

1.90



$

1.88



$

1.79



Average diluted common shares outstanding



520




525




537



Return on average assets



1.19

%



1.19

%



1.25

%


Return on average common equity



9.61

%



9.75

%



9.52

%


Book value per common share  Period end


$

81.42



$

79.64



$

76.71



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


$

63.37



$

61.75



$

59.24



Cash dividends declared per common share


$

.51



$

.51



$

.48



The Consolidated Financial Highlights accompanying this news release include additional information regarding reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to reported amounts, including reconciliations of tangible book value to book value per common share and business segment income to net income. Reference to core net interest income 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 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. See the notes and other information in the Consolidated Financial Highlights.  

 

CONSOLIDATED REVENUE REVIEW























Revenue

Change



Change

















3Q15 vs



3Q15 vs


In millions



3Q15




2Q15




3Q14




2Q15



3Q14


Net interest income


$

2,062



$

2,052



$

2,104







(2)

%


Noninterest income



1,713




1,814




1,737




(6)

%



(1)

%


Total revenue


$

3,775



$

3,866



$

3,841




(2)

%



(2)

%


Total revenue for the third quarter of 2015 decreased $91 million compared with the second quarter driven by lower noninterest income reflecting the impact of higher second quarter gains on asset sales and lower asset management revenue related to a second quarter trust settlement and equity market declines. The decrease in noninterest income was partially offset by higher net interest income. Total revenue declined $66 million compared with third quarter 2014 due to lower net interest income and noninterest income. 

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2015 increased $10 million compared with the second quarter and decreased $42 million compared with the third quarter of 2014. The increase over second quarter was attributable to higher core net interest income largely driven by an additional day in the quarter partially offset by lower purchase accounting accretion. In the comparison with third quarter 2014, growth in core net interest income was more than offset by lower purchase accounting accretion. The increase in core net interest income reflected higher securities balances and loan growth partially offset by lower securities and loan yields.

The net interest margin was 2.67 percent for the third quarter of 2015 compared with 2.73 percent for the second quarter of 2015 and 2.98 percent for the third quarter of 2014. The decrease in the margin compared with the second quarter was primarily due to lower benefit from purchase accounting accretion. In the third quarter 2014 comparison, the margin declined as a result of increasing the company's liquidity position, lower benefit from purchase accounting accretion, and lower loan and securities yields.

Noninterest Income

Change



Change



















3Q15  vs



3Q15  vs


In millions



3Q15




2Q15




3Q14




2Q15



3Q14


Asset management


$

376



$

416



$

411




(10)

%



(9)

%


Consumer services



341




334




320




2

%



7

%


Corporate services



384




369




374




4

%



3

%


Residential mortgage



125




164




140




(24)

%



(11)

%


Service charges on deposits



172




156




179




10

%



(4)

%


Other, including net securities gains



315




375




313




(16)

%



1

%




$

1,713



$

1,814



$

1,737




(6)

%



(1)

%


Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2015 decreased $101 million compared with the second quarter. Asset management revenue declined $40 million attributable to a second quarter trust settlement and to equity market declines. Consumer service fees grew $7 million, including higher brokerage fees. Corporate service fees increased $15 million reflecting strong merger and acquisition advisory fees. Residential mortgage banking noninterest income decreased $39 million as a result of lower loan sales revenue and lower net hedging gains on mortgage servicing rights. Service charges on deposits grew $16 million in part from seasonally higher customer activity. Other noninterest income declined $60 million primarily due to lower gains on the sale of Visa Class B common shares of $43 million for the third quarter compared with $79 million in the second quarter as well as lower commercial mortgage loans held for sale revenue and net losses on sales of securities.

Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2015 decreased $24 million compared with the third quarter of 2014. Asset management revenue declined $35 million as a result of elevated third quarter 2014 revenue attributable to PNC's investment in BlackRock partially offset by fee growth. Strong fee income growth from higher customer activity was reflected in higher consumer and corporate service fees. Residential mortgage banking noninterest income decreased primarily due to lower loan sales revenue. Other noninterest income for third quarter 2014 included gains on sales of Visa Class B common shares of $57 million.  

CONSOLIDATED EXPENSE REVIEW
























Noninterest Expense

Change



Change


















3Q15 vs



3Q15 vs


In millions



3Q15




2Q15




3Q14




2Q15



3Q14


Personnel


$

1,222



$

1,200



$

1,189




2

%



3

%


Occupancy



209




209




200







5

%


Equipment



227




231




220




(2)

%



3

%


Marketing



64




67




66




(4)

%



(3)

%


Other



630




659




682




(4)

%



(8)

%




$

2,352



$

2,366



$

2,357




(1)

%





 

Noninterest expense decreased in both comparisons as PNC continued to focus on disciplined expense management. The decline of $14 million compared with the second quarter was driven by a decrease in other expense reflecting lower expense related to third party services. Higher personnel expense included an increase in the cost of medical benefits.

Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2015 declined $5 million compared with the third quarter of 2014 reflecting lower expense related to third party services and the impact of a change in application of historic tax credits in second quarter 2015 previously recorded as a reduction to income tax expense. Decreases were somewhat offset by investments in technology and business infrastructure and higher compensation costs associated with higher business activity.

The effective tax rate was 20.0 percent for the third quarter of 2015, 28.2 percent for the second quarter of 2015 and 27.4 percent for the third quarter of 2014. Income tax expense for third quarter 2015 reflected tax benefits and additions to reserves, the largest components of which were a benefit of $75 million attributable to effectively settling acquired entity tax contingencies offset by additions to reserves of $10 million for various tax matters. The higher second quarter effective tax rate largely resulted from historic tax credits recorded as reductions to the associated investment asset balances, while in prior periods these credits were recorded as a reduction of income tax expense.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET REVIEW

Total assets were $362.1 billion at September 30, 2015 compared with $353.9 billion at June 30, 2015 and $334.4 billion at September 30, 2014. Balance sheet growth of 2 percent compared with second quarter end was primarily reflected in higher investment securities balances and deposit growth. Assets grew 8 percent compared with September 30, 2014 as a result of higher investment securities, higher deposit balances maintained with the Federal Reserve Bank, and loan growth.

 

Loans

Change


Change

















9/30/15

vs


9/30/15

vs


In billions


9/30/2015


6/30/2015


9/30/2014


6/30/15


9/30/14


Commercial lending


$

131.2



$

130.8



$

124.1







6

%


Consumer lending



73.8




74.4




76.8




(1)

%



(4)

%


Total loans


$

205.0



$

205.2



$

200.9







2

%

























For the quarter ended:






















Average loans


$

204.8



$

205.4



$

199.8







3

%


Total loans decreased $.2 billion as of September 30, 2015 compared with June 30, 2015. Commercial lending balances increased $.4 billion during the third quarter as growth primarily in PNC's real estate business was offset by the impact of ongoing capital and liquidity management activities. Consumer lending declined $.6 billion reflecting runoff of $.5 billion in the non-strategic portfolio of residential mortgage and brokered home equity loans. Additionally, lower education loans were partially offset by growth in credit card loans. Average loans declined $.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the second quarter driven by lower average consumer loans of $.7 billion partially offset by an increase in average commercial lending balances of $.1 billion. Third quarter 2015 period end and average loans increased $4.1 billion and $5.0 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2014 due to commercial and commercial real estate loan growth partially offset by lower consumer loans.

Investment Securities

Change


Change

















9/30/15

vs


9/30/15

vs


In billions


9/30/2015


6/30/2015


9/30/2014


6/30/15


9/30/14


At quarter end


$

68.1



$

61.4



$

55.0




11

%



24

%


Average for the quarter ended


$

62.1



$

59.5



$

54.4




4

%



14

%


 

Investment securities balances at September 30, 2015 increased $6.7 billion compared with June 30, 2015 and average balances for the third quarter increased $2.6 billion compared with the second quarter. Portfolio purchases were substantially funded by deposit growth and were primarily agency residential mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasury securities. Third quarter 2015 period end and average investment securities increased $13.1 billion and $7.7 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2014. The available for sale investment securities balance included a net unrealized pretax gain of $.9 billion at September 30, 2015 compared with $.8 billion at June 30, 2015 and $1.0 billion at September 30, 2014, representing the difference between fair value and amortized cost.

Interest-earning deposits with banks of $34.2 billion at September 30, 2015 increased $.3 billion compared with June 30, 2015. Balances averaged $37.3 billion during the third quarter of 2015, an increase of $4.9 billion over second quarter 2015. Third quarter 2015 period end and average interest-earning deposits with banks increased $8.0 billion and $15.2 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2014. Increases reflected higher balances maintained on deposit with the Federal Reserve Bank in part due to regulatory short-term liquidity standards phased in starting January 1, 2015 and to deposit growth.

Other assets of $27.3 billion at September 30, 2015 increased $3.3 billion, or 14 percent, over June 30, 2015 due in part to an increase in trade date securities sales. An increase in trade date securities purchases contributed to a higher balance of other liabilities, which increased $4.0 billion at September 30, 2015 compared with June 30, 2015.

Deposits

Change


Change

















9/30/15

vs


9/30/15

vs


In billions


9/30/2015


6/30/2015


9/30/2014


6/30/15


9/30/14


Transaction deposits


$

208.8



$

205.3



$

192.2




2

%



9

%


Other deposits



36.2




34.4




34.1




5

%



6

%


Total deposits


$

245.0



$

239.7



$

226.3




2

%



8

%



For the quarter ended:






















Average deposits


$

243.4



$

237.8



$

223.8




2

%



9

%


Total deposits at September 30, 2015 grew $5.3 billion compared with June 30, 2015 due to higher demand, savings and money market deposits primarily driven by commercial deposit growth. Average deposits increased $5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the second quarter due to higher money market and demand deposits. Third quarter 2015 period end and average deposits increased $18.7 billion and $19.6 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2014 from overall strong growth in demand and money market deposits. 

Borrowed Funds

Change


Change

















9/30/15

vs


9/30/15

vs


In billions


9/30/2015


6/30/2015


9/30/2014


6/30/15


9/30/14


At quarter end


$

56.7



$

58.3



$

52.3




(3)

%



8

%


Average for the quarter ended


$

57.5



$

57.2



$

49.3




1

%



17

%


Borrowed funds at September 30, 2015 decreased $1.6 billion compared with June 30, 2015 primarily from lower commercial paper balances partially offset by the issuance of senior bank notes in the third quarter, in part due to actions to enhance PNC's funding structure in light of regulatory liquidity standards and a rating agency methodology change. Average borrowed funds increased $.3 billion in third quarter 2015 compared with the second quarter largely attributable to the full quarter impact of senior bank notes issued in the second quarter partially offset by lower commercial paper. Third quarter 2015 period end and average borrowed funds increased $4.4 billion and $8.2 billion, respectively, compared with third quarter 2014 due to higher bank borrowings and bank notes and senior debt partially offset by lower commercial paper.

Capital




9/30/2015*


6/30/2015


9/30/2014


Common shareholders' equity    In billions


$

41.5



$

41.1



$

40.5



Transitional Basel III common equity Tier 1 capital ratio


10.6

%



10.6

%



11.1

%


Pro forma fully phased-in Basel III common equity














   Tier 1 capital ratio


10.1

%



10.0

%



10.1

%


* Ratios estimated


 

PNC maintained a strong capital position. Common shareholders' equity increased compared with second quarter end primarily 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 2015 and 2014. The Basel III standardized approach took effect on January 1, 2015. For 2014 PNC followed the methodology that became effective on January 1, 2014 for advanced approaches banks. The pro forma ratios were calculated based on the standardized approach. See Capital Ratios in the Consolidated Financial Highlights.

PNC repurchased 6.2 million common shares for $.6 billion during the third quarter of 2015 and 5.9 million common shares for $.6 billion during the second quarter under share repurchase programs of up to $2.875 billion for the five quarter period beginning in the second quarter of 2015. These programs include repurchases of up to $375 million related to stock issuances under employee benefit-related programs.

On October 1, 2015, the PNC board of directors declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of 51 cents per share payable on November 5, 2015.

CREDIT QUALITY REVIEW





















Credit Quality

Change


Change





At or for the quarter ended


9/30/15

vs


9/30/15

vs


In millions


9/30/2015


6/30/2015


9/30/2014


6/30/15


9/30/14


Nonperforming loans


$

2,177


$

2,252


$

2,612



(3)

%



(17)

%


Nonperforming assets


$

2,490


$

2,578


$

2,975



(3)

%



(16)

%


Accruing loans past due 90 days or more


$

890


$

914


$

1,178



(3)

%



(24)

%


Net charge-offs


$

96


$

67


$

82



43

%



17

%


Provision for credit losses


$

81


$

46


$

55



76

%



47

%


Allowance for loan and lease losses


$

3,237


$

3,272


$

3,406



(1)

%



(5)

%


Overall credit quality for the third quarter of 2015 remained relatively stable with the second quarter. Nonperforming assets at September 30, 2015 declined $88 million compared with June 30, 2015 driven by decreases in residential mortgage nonperforming loans of $58 million and home equity nonperforming loans of $28 million. Nonperforming assets declined $485 million from third quarter 2014 primarily due to improvements in the commercial real estate and residential mortgage nonperforming loan portfolios. Nonperforming assets to total assets were .69 percent at September 30, 2015, down from .73 percent at June 30, 2015 and .89 percent at September 30, 2014.

Overall delinquencies increased $22 million, or 1 percent, as of September 30, 2015 compared with June 30, 2015. Accruing loans past due 90 days or more declined $24 million primarily from lower past due government insured residential real estate loans. Accruing loans past due 60 to 89 days increased $30 million, or 13 percent, and the 30 to 59 day category increased $16 million, or 3 percent, with both increases mainly driven by commercial real estate loans.

Net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2015 increased $29 million compared with the linked quarter reflecting elevated second quarter recoveries on commercial and commercial real estate loans. In the comparison with third quarter 2014, net charge-offs increased $14 million as higher commercial loan and residential real estate loan net charge-offs were somewhat offset by lower home equity loan net charge-offs. Net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2015 were .19 percent of average loans on an annualized basis compared with .13 percent for the second quarter and .16 percent for the third quarter of 2014.

Provision for credit losses for third quarter 2015 increased $35 million compared with the second quarter and $26 million compared with third quarter 2014 reflecting third quarter 2015 commercial and consumer loan reserve requirements.

The allowance for loan and lease losses at September 30, 2015 decreased $35 million compared with June 30, 2015 and $169 million compared with September 30, 2014. The allowance to total loans was 1.58 percent at September 30, 2015, 1.59 percent at June 30, 2015 and 1.70 percent at September 30, 2014. The allowance to nonperforming loans was 149 percent at September 30, 2015 compared with 145 percent at June 30, 2015 and 130 percent at September 30, 2014. These ratios will be impacted by the expected change in derecognition policies for purchased impaired loans that are pooled and accounted for as a single asset, as disclosed in PNC's second quarter Form 10-Q. It is estimated that the implementation of this policy change in the fourth quarter of 2015 will reduce the purchased impaired loan recorded investment balance included in total loans and the associated allowance for loan losses balance each by approximately $475 million.

 

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS
















Business Segment Income (Loss)


In millions



3Q15




2Q15




3Q14



Retail Banking


$

251



$

241



$

173



Corporate & Institutional Banking



502




508




549



Asset Management Group



44




62




46



Residential Mortgage Banking



(4)




19




12



Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio



68




56




82



Other, including BlackRock



212




158




176



Net income


$

1,073



$

1,044



$

1,038


















See accompanying notes in Consolidated Financial Highlights


Net interest income in business segment results reflects PNC's internal funds transfer pricing methodology. Assets receive a funding charge and liabilities and capital receive a funding credit based on a transfer pricing methodology that incorporates product repricing characteristics, tenor and other factors. Enhancements were made to PNC's funds transfer pricing methodology in the first quarter of 2015 primarily for costs related to new regulatory short-term liquidity standards. The enhancements incorporate an additional charge assigned to assets, including for unfunded loan commitments. Conversely, a higher transfer pricing credit has been assigned to those deposits that are accorded higher value under the regulatory liquidity rules. These adjustments apply to business segment results prospectively beginning with the first quarter of 2015, primarily impacting two business segments with a benefit to Retail Banking earnings and a decrease in Corporate & Institutional Banking earnings.

Retail Banking

Change



Change


















3Q15 vs



3Q15 vs



In millions



3Q15




2Q15




3Q14



2Q15



3Q14



Net interest income


$

1,069



$

1,045



$

985



$

24



$

84



Noninterest income


$

574



$

590



$

536



$

(16)



$

38



Provision for credit losses


$

57



$

45



$

74



$

12



$

(17)



Noninterest expense


$

1,190



$

1,210



$

1,175



$

(20)



$

15



Earnings


$

251



$

241



$

173



$

10



$

78


























In billions






















Average loans


$

63.8



$

64.3



$

65.7



$

(.5)



$

(1.9)



Average deposits


$

146.2



$

145.3



$

137.2



$

.9



$

9.0



 

Retail Banking earnings for the third quarter of 2015 increased in both comparisons. Net interest income increased compared with the third quarter of 2014 as a result of the benefit from enhancements to PNC's funds transfer pricing methodology in first quarter 2015. Noninterest income included gains on sales of Visa Class B common shares of $43 million in the third quarter of 2015, $79 million in the second quarter of 2015 and $57 million in the third quarter of 2014. Noninterest income, excluding the Visa gains, increased $20 million and $52 million over second quarter 2015 and third quarter 2014, respectively. Higher customer initiated transactions contributed to the increases, as well as seasonally higher customer activity compared with the second quarter. Provision for credit losses declined compared with third quarter 2014 due to improved credit quality. Noninterest expense decreased compared with the second quarter primarily related to third party services and increased compared with third quarter 2014 mainly as a result of increased investments in technology and higher sales related compensation. 

  • Retail Banking continued to focus on the strategic priority of transforming the customer experience through transaction migration, branch network transformation and multi-channel sales strategies.
    • Approximately 53 percent of consumer customers used non-teller channels for the majority of their transactions during the third quarter of 2015 compared with 52 percent for the second quarter and 47 percent for the third quarter of 2014.
    • Deposit transactions via ATM and mobile channels increased to 45 percent of total deposit transactions in third quarter 2015 compared with 42 percent for the second quarter and 36 percent for the third quarter of 2014.
    • Integral to PNC's retail branch transformation strategy, more than 300 branches operate under the universal model designed to drive higher ATM and mobile deposits and enhance sales opportunities for branch personnel. PNC had a network of 2,645 branches and 8,996 ATMs at September 30, 2015.
  • Average transaction deposits grew $1.2 billion, or 1 percent, over the second quarter and $9.6 billion, or 9 percent, over the third quarter of 2014 reflecting growth in money market and demand deposits. Average savings deposits increased $.3 billion over the second quarter and $1.9 billion over third quarter 2014, while average certificates of deposit decreased $.5 billion and $2.5 billion, respectively, due to net runoff of maturing accounts.
  • Average loans decreased slightly by 1 percent from the second quarter primarily driven by declines in home equity and education loans. Average loans decreased 3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2014 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 2015 were $66 million compared with $86 million in the second quarter and $93 million in the third quarter of 2014. The decrease in both comparisons was primarily in the home equity and commercial loan portfolios.

 

Corporate & Institutional Banking

Change



Change















3Q15 vs



3Q15 vs



In millions



3Q15



2Q15



3Q14


2Q15



3Q14



Net interest income


$

887


$

871


$

922


$

16



$

(35)



Corporate service fees


$

356


$

341


$

346


$

15



$

10



Other noninterest income


$

120


$

151


$

118


$

(31)



$

2



Provision for credit losses (benefit)


$

46


$

20


$

(4)


$

26



$

50



Noninterest expense


$

533


$

547


$

528


$

(14)



$

5



Earnings


$

502


$

508


$

549


$

(6)



$

(47)























In billions



















Average loans


$

116.2


$

116.1


$

108.7


$

.1



$

7.5



Average deposits


$

83.1


$

79.0


$

74.4


$

4.1



$

8.7



Commercial loan servicing portfolio  Quarter end


$

441


$

436


$

363


$

5



$

78



 

Corporate & Institutional Banking earnings for the third quarter of 2015 decreased in both comparisons. Net interest income declined compared with the third quarter of 2014 reflecting enhancements to PNC's funds transfer pricing methodology in the first quarter of 2015. Corporate service fees increased compared with the second quarter primarily due to higher merger and acquisition advisory fees. In the comparison with third quarter 2014, the increase in corporate service fees was driven by higher treasury management and equity capital markets advisory fees partially offset by lower merger and acquisition advisory fees. Other noninterest income decreased compared with the second quarter principally as a result of lower revenue associated with multifamily loans originated for sale to agencies. Provision for credit losses increased in both comparisons reflecting ongoing assessments of the portfolio, and loan growth compared with third quarter 2014. Noninterest expense decreased compared with the second quarter primarily due to lower asset writedowns.

  • Average loans were stable with the second quarter as growth primarily in the real estate business was offset by the impact of ongoing capital and liquidity management activities. Average loans increased 7 percent over the third quarter of 2014 due to growth in commercial lending in PNC's corporate banking, real estate and business credit businesses.
  • Average deposits increased 5 percent over the second quarter and 12 percent over the third quarter of 2014 driven by business growth and inflows into demand, money market and certificates of deposit products. The increase compared with the second quarter also reflected seasonal demand deposit growth.
  • Net charge-offs in the third quarter of 2015 were $26 million compared with net recovery positions of $19 million in the second quarter and $7 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Asset Management Group

Change



Change


















3Q15 vs



3Q15 vs



In millions



3Q15




2Q15




3Q14



2Q15



3Q14



Net interest income


$

71



$

71



$

72






$

(1)



Noninterest income


$

207



$

243



$

205



$

(36)



$

2



Provision for credit losses (benefit)


$

(2)



$

1



$

(4)



$

(3)



$

2



Noninterest expense


$

211



$

215



$

209



$

(4)



$

2



Earnings


$

44



$

62



$

46



$

(18)



$

(2)


























In billions






















Client assets under administration     Quarter end


$

256



$

262



$

259



$

(6)



$

(3)



Average loans


$

7.4



$

7.5



$

7.3



$

(.1)



$

.1



Average deposits


$

11.3



$

10.9



$

9.7



$

.4



$

1.6



 

Asset Management Group earnings for the third quarter of 2015 decreased in both comparisons. Noninterest income declined compared with the linked quarter as a result of a second quarter trust settlement and declines in the equity markets. Noninterest expense was well controlled. The increase compared with third quarter 2014 was primarily due to higher compensation costs related to business growth, and investments in technology. 

  • Asset Management Group continued to focus on driving growth through sales sourced from other PNC lines of business, maximizing front line productivity and optimizing market presence in high opportunity markets. Its business strategies primarily focus on growing client assets under management, building retirement capabilities and expanding product solutions for all customers.  
  • Client assets under administration at September 30, 2015 included discretionary client assets under management of $132 billion and nondiscretionary client assets under administration of $124 billion.
    • Discretionary client assets under management decreased $2 billion compared with June 30, 2015 primarily attributable to weaker equity markets, and were stable with September 30, 2014.

 

Residential Mortgage Banking

Change



Change
















3Q15 vs



3Q15 vs



In millions



3Q15



2Q15



3Q14


2Q15



3Q14



Net interest income


$

31


$

30


$

38


$

1



$

(7)



Noninterest income


$

135


$

176


$

147


$

(41)



$

(12)



Provision for credit losses (benefit)


$

2


$

(2)


$

(1)


$

4



$

3



Noninterest expense


$

171


$

178


$

168


$

(7)



$

3



Earnings (loss)


$

(4)


$

19


$

12


$

(23)



$

(16)
























In billions



















Residential mortgage servicing portfolio   Quarter end


$

122


$

115


$

111


$

7



$

11



Loan origination volume


$

2.7


$

2.9


$

2.6


$

(.2)



$

.1



 

Residential Mortgage Banking earnings for the third quarter of 2015 declined in both comparisons. Noninterest income decreased compared with the second quarter as a result of lower loan sales revenue and lower net hedging gains on residential mortgage servicing rights. Noninterest income declined compared with third quarter 2014 due to lower loan sales revenue. Noninterest expense decreased compared with the second quarter primarily from lower legal accruals and increased compared with the third quarter of 2014 due to origination expenses on higher loan origination volumes.

  • 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 cross-sell opportunities, especially in the bank footprint markets.
  • Loan origination volume in the third quarter of 2015 decreased 6 percent compared with the second quarter and increased 5 percent compared with the third quarter of 2014. Approximately 55 percent of third quarter 2015 origination volume was for home purchase transactions compared with 50 percent in both the linked quarter and third quarter of 2014.
  • Loan servicing acquisitions were $9.5 billion in the third quarter of 2015, $6.2 billion in the second quarter and $2.5 billion in the third quarter of 2014.

 

Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio

Change



Change















3Q15 vs



3Q15 vs



In millions



3Q15



2Q15



3Q14


2Q15



3Q14



Net interest income


$

90


$

100


$

146


$

(10)



$

(56)



Noninterest income


$

16


$

9


$

6


$

7



$

10



Provision for credit losses (benefit)


$

(25)


$

(5)


$

(8)


$

(20)



$

(17)



Noninterest expense


$

23


$

26


$

30


$

(3)



$

(7)



Earnings


$

68


$

56


$

82


$

12



$

(14)























In billions



















Average loans


$

7.2


$

7.6


$

9.0


$

(.4)



$

(1.8)



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 higher benefit in third quarter 2015 driven by improved cash flows on consumer impaired loans.
  • Charge-offs were in net recovery positions of $1 million for the third quarter of 2015, $7 million for the second quarter of 2015 and $6 million for the third quarter of 2014.

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 (800) 950-1454 or (416) 981-9036 (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 2015 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 or (402) 977-9140 (international), conference ID 21775593 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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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





2015

2015

2014



2015


2014


Revenue















Net interest income


$

2,062

$

2,052

$

2,104


$

6,186

$

6,428



Noninterest income



1,713


1,814


1,737



5,186


5,000




Total revenue



3,775


3,866


3,841



11,372


11,428


Noninterest expense



2,352


2,366


2,357



7,067


6,949


Pretax, pre-provision earnings (a)



1,423


1,500


1,484



4,305


4,479


Provision for credit losses



81


46


55



181


221



















Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interests


$

1,342

$

1,454

$

1,429


$

4,124

$

4,258


Net income (b)


$

1,073

$

1,044

$

1,038


$

3,121

$

3,150


Less:
















Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests



18


4


1



23


2




Preferred stock dividends and discount accretion

















and redemptions (c)



64


48


71



182


189


Net income attributable to common shareholders


$

991

$

992

$

966


$

2,916

$

2,959


Less:
















Dividends and undistributed earnings allocated to

















nonvested restricted shares







3



2


9




Impact of BlackRock earnings per share dilution



4


5


4



14


13


Net income attributable to diluted common shares


$

987

$

987

$

959


$

2,900

$

2,937


Diluted earnings per common share


$

1.90

$

1.88

$

1.79


$

5.52

$

5.45


Cash dividends declared per common share


$

.51

$

.51

$

.48


$

1.50

$

1.40


Effective tax rate (d)



20.0

%

28.2

%

27.4

%


24.3

%

26.0

%


















Certain prior period amounts included in these Consolidated Financial Highlights have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation, which we believe is more meaningful to readers of our consolidated financial statements.

(a)

We believe that pretax, pre-provision earnings, a non-GAAP measure, is useful as a tool to help evaluate the ability to provide for credit costs through operations.

(b)

See page 17 for a reconciliation of business segment income to net income.

(c)

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

(d)

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


2015


2015


2014



2015


2014


Net Interest Income





























Core net interest income (a)

$

1,972

$

1,941

$

1,957


$

5,857

$

5,971


Total purchase accounting accretion














Scheduled accretion net of contractual interest


71


83


116



249


362



Excess cash recoveries


19


28


31



80


95




Total purchase accounting accretion


90


111


147



329


457


Total net interest income

$

2,062

$

2,052

$

2,104


$

6,186