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First BanCorp. Announces Earnings for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2023

  • Net income of $70.7 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2023, consistent with the first quarter of 2023. Return on average assets for the second quarter of 2023 at 1.51%, compared to 1.55% for the first quarter of 2023.
  • Income before income taxes of $101.0 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $102.6 million for the first quarter of 2023.
  • On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income of $118.0 million for the second quarter of 2023, relatively flat compared to $118.1 million for the first quarter of 2023.
  • Net interest income of $199.8 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $200.9 million for the first quarter of 2023, while the net interest margin decreased to 4.23% for the second quarter of 2023 from 4.34% for the first quarter of 2023. The decrease in net interest income and margin primarily reflects higher interest expense on deposits that exceeded the benefit of higher loan yields and portfolio growth.
  • Provision for credit losses increased to $22.2 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $15.5 million for the first quarter of 2023, mainly due to a deterioration in the forecasted commercial real estate price index (“CRE price index”), as well as the growth in the consumer and the commercial and construction loan portfolios. The ratio of the ACL for loans and finance leases to total loans held for investment was 2.28% as of June 30, 2023, compared to 2.29% as of March 31, 2023.
  • Non-interest income increased to $36.3 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $32.5 million for the first quarter of 2023, mainly driven by a $3.6 million gain recognized from a legal settlement and a $1.6 million gain on the repurchase of $21.4 million in junior subordinated debentures, partially offset by $2.3 million in seasonal contingent insurance commissions recorded in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Non-interest expenses decreased by $2.4 million to $112.9 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $115.3 million for the first quarter of 2023, mainly driven by lower payroll taxes and bonuses as a result of employees reaching maximum taxable amounts. The efficiency ratio for the second quarter of 2023 was 47.83%, compared to 49.39% for the first quarter of 2023. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the aforementioned gains, the efficiency ratio for the second quarter of 2023 was 48.91%.
  • Income tax expense decreased to $30.3 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $31.9 million for the first quarter of 2023, mainly related to lower pre-tax income and a lower estimated effective tax rate when compared to the prior quarter.
  • Credit quality variances:
    • Non-performing assets decreased by $7.9 million to $121.1 million as of June 30, 2023, driven by a $6.2 million charge-off recorded on a commercial and industrial participated loan in the Florida region in the power generation industry and a $3.1 million decrease in nonaccrual residential mortgage loans mainly due to loans restored to accrual status.
    • Annualized net charge-offs to average loans ratio increased to 0.67% for the second quarter of 2023, compared to 0.46% for the first quarter of 2023, mainly driven by the aforementioned charge-off recorded in the second quarter of 2023.
  • Total loans increased by $140.4 million from the prior quarter to $11.7 billion as of June 30, 2023. On a portfolio basis, the total loan growth consisted of increases of $88.2 million in consumer loans, primarily auto loans and leases, and $70.8 million in commercial and construction loans, partially offset by a decrease of $18.6 million in residential mortgage loans. In terms of geography, the total loan growth consisted of increases of $79.3 million in the Puerto Rico region, $42.5 million in the Virgin Islands region, and $18.6 million in the Florida region.
  • Total loan originations, including refinancings, renewals, and draws from existing commitments (other than credit card utilization activity), amounted to $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2023, an increase of $8.9 million compared to the first quarter of 2023. The growth in total loan originations consisted of increases of $37.9 million in residential mortgage loan originations and $11.1 million in consumer loan originations, partially offset by a $40.1 million decrease in commercial and construction loan originations.
  • Total deposits increased by $767.7 million to $16.8 billion. Excluding brokered certificates of deposit (“brokered CDs”) and government deposits, total deposits decreased by $104.3 million to $13.0 billion as of June 30, 2023, consisting of reductions of $77.3 million in the Puerto Rico region, $22.5 million in the Florida region, and $4.5 million in the Virgin Islands region. The decrease in total deposits, excluding brokered CDs and government deposits, is net of a $149.4 million increase in time deposits.
  • Government deposits, which are fully collateralized, increased in the second quarter of 2023 by $761.3 million and totaled $3.4 billion as of June 30, 2023. The increase in government deposits reflected growth of $698.0 million in the Puerto Rico region, $62.5 million in the Virgin Islands region, and $0.8 million in the Florida region.
  • Brokered CDs increased by $110.7 million during the second quarter of 2023 to $363.6 million as of June 30, 2023, or 2.2% of total deposits.
  • Borrowings decreased by $546.1 million during the second quarter of 2023 to $0.7 billion as of June 30, 2023, driven by repayments of $425.0 million in short-term Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances, a $99.0 million decline in short-term securities sold under agreements to repurchase (“repurchase agreements”), and the repurchase of $21.4 million in junior subordinated debentures.
  • Cash and cash equivalents increased by $223.9 million to $1.0 billion as of June 30, 2023 even after the $546.1 million decrease in borrowings. When adding $2.2 billion of free high-quality liquid securities that could be liquidated or pledged within one day, total core liquidity amounted to $3.2 billion as of June 30, 2023, or 16.70% of total assets, compared to 16.77% as of March 31, 2023. Including the $980.9 million in available lending capacity at the FHLB, available liquidity increased to 21.82% of total assets as of June 30, 2023, compared to 21.42% as of March 31, 2023.
  • Capital ratios exceed required regulatory levels for bank holding companies and well-capitalized banks. The Corporation’s estimated total capital, common equity tier 1 (“CET1”) capital, tier 1 capital, and leverage ratios were 19.15%, 16.64%, 16.64%, and 10.73%, respectively, as of June 30, 2023. On a non-GAAP basis, the tangible common equity ratio was 7.03% as of June 30, 2023, compared to 7.12% as of March 31, 2023.

First BanCorp. (the “Corporation” or “First BanCorp.”) (NYSE: FBP), the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico (“FirstBank” or “the Bank”), today reported a net income of $70.7 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $70.7 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2023, and $74.7 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2022.

Aurelio Alemán, President and Chief Executive Officer of First BanCorp., commented: “We continue to focus on our strategic imperatives as we deliver another strong quarter of profitable growth for the franchise. We generated $70.7 million in net income, or $0.39 per share, which translated into a strong Return on Average Assets of 1.51% for the quarter. Our well diversified loan portfolio expanded for the sixth consecutive quarter, credit quality metrics remained stable, and our enduring expense management discipline is evidenced by an industry-low efficiency ratio of approximately 47.83%. Our organization is well positioned to continue gaining market share in the markets we serve by employing our long-standing client-centric omnichannel sales and service approach.

Loan origination activity during the quarter was positive and in-line with our expectations and forward guidance. Total loans increased by $140.4 million during the quarter driven by strong growth in commercial and consumer loans in Puerto Rico, particularly in the auto lending segment. Total core deposits, which exclude brokered and government deposits, decreased by $104.3 million or 0.8%. Deposit reductions continue to be driven by a combination of rate-sensitive customers looking for higher-yielding non-bank options and the gradual reduction of excess liquidity, particularly in our main market. In terms of the franchise, during the second quarter we expanded our small business digital lending offering to our other regional operations and relaunched our new corporate portal, www.1firstbank.com, which serves as an important tool for expanding our self-service distribution channels and enhancing the digital experience of our customers.

Despite higher rates and inflationary pressures, economic trends in our main market remain positive driven by the unprecedented inflow of federal funds that are expected to support economic activity over the next decade coupled with new investors coming into our market. Credit demand remains solid, labor market trends continue to improve, and strong consumer sentiment is evidenced by the rise in auto and retail sales. We are highly encouraged by the economic prospects in Puerto Rico and its potential for continued growth.

Finally, we resumed the previously authorized share buyback program in July 2023 and expect to complete the pending $75 million authorization during the third quarter. In addition, we completed our capital planning process during the second quarter, and we are very pleased to announce that our Board approved a new $225 million common share repurchase program that we expect to execute by the third quarter of 2024. Our ample capital position remains significantly above “well capitalized” thresholds which allows us to continue growing the franchise under any operating environment and supporting our people and the communities we serve while enhancing shareholder value."

NON-GAAP DISCLOSURES

This press release contains GAAP financial measures and non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures are used when management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures enhances the ability of analysts and investors to analyze trends in the Corporation’s business and understand the performance of the Corporation. The Corporation may utilize these non-GAAP financial measures as guides in its budgeting and long-term planning process. Where non-GAAP financial measures are used, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, as well as the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP financial measure, can be found in the text or in the tables in or attached to this press release. Any analysis of these non-GAAP financial measures should be used only in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP.

Certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted net income, adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income, adjusted non-interest income, and adjusted efficiency ratio, exclude the effect of items that management believes are not reflective of core operating performance (the “Special Items”). Other non-GAAP financial measures include adjusted net interest income and margin, tangible common equity, tangible book value per common share, and certain capital ratios. These measures should be read in conjunction with the accompanying tables (Exhibit A), which are an integral part of this press release, and the Corporation’s other financial information that is presented in accordance with GAAP.

Special Items

The financial results for the first quarter of 2023 and second quarter of 2022 did not include any significant Special Items. The financial results for the second quarter of 2023 included the following Special Items:

Quarter ended June 30, 2023

  • A $3.6 million ($2.3 million after-tax) gain recognized from a legal settlement reflected in the condensed consolidated statements of income as part of other non-interest income.
  • A $1.6 million gain on the repurchase of $21.4 million in junior subordinated debentures reflected in the condensed consolidated statements of income as “Gain on early extinguishment of debt.” The junior subordinated debentures are reflected in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition as “Other borrowings.” The purchase price equated to 92.5% of the $21.4 million par value. The 7.5% discount resulted in the gain of $1.6 million. The gain, realized at the holding company level, had no effect on the income tax expense in the second quarter of 2023.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Pre-Tax, Pre-Provision Income

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income is a non-GAAP performance metric that management uses and believes that investors may find useful in analyzing underlying performance trends, particularly in times of economic stress, including as a result of natural catastrophes or health epidemics. Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income, as defined by management, represents income before income taxes adjusted to exclude the provisions for credit losses on loans, unfunded loan commitments and debt securities and any gains or losses on sales of investment securities. In addition, from time to time, earnings are also adjusted for certain items that management believes are not reflective of core operating performance regarded as Special Items.

Tangible Common Equity Ratio and Tangible Book Value per Common Share

The tangible common equity ratio and tangible book value per common share are non-GAAP financial measures that management believes are generally used by the financial community to evaluate capital adequacy. Tangible common equity is total common equity less goodwill and other intangibles. Tangible assets are total assets less goodwill and other intangibles. Management uses and believes that many stock analysts use the tangible common equity ratio and tangible book value per common share in conjunction with other more traditional bank capital ratios to compare the capital adequacy of banking organizations with significant amounts of goodwill or other intangible assets, typically stemming from the use of the purchase method of accounting for mergers and acquisitions. Accordingly, the Corporation believes that disclosure of these financial measures may be useful to investors. Neither tangible common equity nor tangible assets, or the related measures, should be considered in isolation or as a substitute for stockholders’ equity, total assets, or any other measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which the Corporation calculates its tangible common equity, tangible assets, and any other related measures may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names.

Net Interest Income Excluding Valuations, and on a Tax-Equivalent Basis

Net interest income, interest rate spread, and net interest margin are reported excluding the changes in the fair value of derivative instruments and on a tax-equivalent basis in order to provide to investors additional information about the Corporation’s net interest income that management uses and believes should facilitate comparability and analysis of the periods presented. The changes in the fair value of derivative instruments have no effect on interest due or interest earned on interest-bearing liabilities or interest-earning assets, respectively. The tax-equivalent adjustment to net interest income recognizes the income tax savings when comparing taxable and tax-exempt assets and assumes a marginal income tax rate. Income from tax-exempt earning assets is increased by an amount equivalent to the taxes that would have been paid if this income had been taxable at statutory rates. Management believes that it is a standard practice in the banking industry to present net interest income, interest rate spread, and net interest margin on a fully tax-equivalent basis. This adjustment puts all earning assets, most notably tax-exempt securities and tax-exempt loans, on a common basis that management believes facilitates comparison of results to the results of peers.

NET INCOME AND RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME (NON-GAAP)

Net income was $70.7 million for the second quarter of 2023, or $0.39 per diluted share, consistent with the first quarter of 2023. The following table reconciles, for the second quarter of 2023 and six-month period ended June 30, 2023, the net income to adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the significant Special Items identified above, and shows the net income and earnings per diluted share for the first quarter of 2023, the second quarter of 2022, and six-month period ended June 30, 2022.

 

Quarter Ended

 

Six Month-Period Ended

 

June 30, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

(In thousands, except per share information)

 

 

 

 

 

Net income, as reported (GAAP)

$

70,655

 

$

70,698

$

74,695

$

141,353

 

$

157,295

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

Gain recognized from legal settlement

 

(3,600

)

 

-

 

-

 

(3,600

)

 

-

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

 

(1,605

)

 

-

 

-

 

(1,605

)

 

-

Income tax impact of adjustments

 

1,350

 

 

-

 

-

 

1,350

 

 

-

Adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders (non-GAAP)

$

66,800

 

$

70,698

$

74,695

$

137,498

 

$

157,295

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding

 

179,277

 

 

181,236

 

195,366

 

180,253

 

 

197,441

Earnings Per Share - diluted (GAAP)

$

0.39

 

$

0.39

$

0.38

$

0.78

 

$

0.80

Adjusted Earnings Per Share - diluted (Non-GAAP)

$

0.37

 

$

0.39

$

0.38

$

0.76

 

$

0.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED PRE-TAX, PRE-PROVISION INCOME (NON-GAAP)

Income before income taxes was $101.0 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $102.6 million for the first quarter of 2023. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2023, income before income taxes was $203.6 million, compared to $234.4 million for the same period in 2022. Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income was $118.0 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $118.1 million for the first quarter of 2023. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2023, adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income was $236.1 million, compared to $230.6 million for the same period in 2022. The following table reconciles income before income taxes to adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income for the last five quarters and for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2023 and 2022:

 

 

Quarter Ended

Six-Month Period Ended

 

 

June 30, 2023

March 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

September 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2023

June 30, 2022

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

100,939

 

$

102,633

 

$

106,530

 

$

106,631

 

$

108,798

 

$

203,572

 

$

234,423

 

Add/Less: Provision for credit losses expense (benefit)

 

 

22,230

 

 

15,502

 

 

15,712

 

 

15,783

 

 

10,003

 

 

37,732

 

 

(3,799

)

Less: Gain recognized from legal settlement

 

 

(3,600

)

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(3,600

)

 

-

 

Less: Gain on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

(1,605

)

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(1,605

)

 

-

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income (1)

 

$

117,964

 

$

118,135

 

$

122,242

 

$

122,414

 

$

118,801

 

$

236,099

 

$

230,624

 

Change from most recent prior period (amount)

 

$

(171

)

$

(4,107

)

$

(172

)

$

3,613

 

$

6,978

 

$

5,475

 

$

47,581

 

Change from most recent prior period (percentage)

 

 

-0.1

%

 

-3.4

%

 

-0.1

%

 

3.0

%

 

6.2

%

 

2.4

%

 

26.0

%

(1)

Non-GAAP financial measure. See Non-GAAP Disclosures above for the definition and additional information about this non-GAAP financial measure.

NET INTEREST INCOME

The following table sets forth information concerning net interest income for the last five quarters:

 

 

Quarter Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

 

June 30,2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

 

September 30, 2022

 

June 30,2022

Net Interest Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

$

252,204

 

$

242,396

 

$

233,452

 

$

222,683

 

$

208,625

Interest expense

 

 

52,389

 

 

41,511

 

 

27,879

 

 

14,773

 

 

12,439

Net interest income

 

$

199,815

 

$

200,885

 

$

205,573

 

$

207,910

 

$

196,186

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Balances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans and leases

 

$

11,591,516

 

$

11,519,399

 

$

11,364,963

 

$

11,218,864

 

$

11,102,310

Total securities, other short-term investments and interest-bearing cash balances

 

 

7,333,989

 

 

7,232,347

 

 

7,314,293

 

 

7,938,530

 

 

8,568,022

Average interest-earning assets

 

$

18,925,505

 

$

18,751,746

 

$

18,679,256

 

$

19,157,394

 

$

19,670,332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average interest-bearing liabilities

 

$

11,176,385

 

$

10,957,892

 

$

10,683,776

 

$

11,026,975

 

$

11,567,228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Yield/Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average yield on interest-earning assets - GAAP

 

 

5.35%

 

 

5.24%

 

 

4.96%

 

 

4.61%

 

 

4.25%

Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities - GAAP

 

 

1.88%

 

 

1.54%

 

 

1.04%

 

 

0.53%

 

 

0.43%

Net interest spread - GAAP

 

 

3.47%

 

 

3.70%

 

 

3.92%

 

 

4.08%

 

 

3.82%

Net interest margin - GAAP

 

 

4.23%

 

 

4.34%

 

 

4.37%

 

 

4.31%

 

 

4.00%

Net interest income amounted to $199.8 million for the second quarter of 2023, a decrease of $1.1 million, compared to $200.9 million for the first quarter of 2023. The decrease in net interest income reflects the following:

  • An $11.7 million increase in interest expense on interest-bearing deposits, including:
    • A $4.9 million increase in interest expense on time deposits, excluding brokered CDs, mainly due to approximately $3.9 million associated with higher rates paid in the second quarter of 2023 on new issuances and renewals; the $169.1 million increase in the average balance that resulted in approximately $0.8 million of additional interest expense; and approximately a $0.2 million increase associated with an additional day in the second quarter of 2023. The average cost of non-brokered time deposits in the second quarter of 2023 increased 63 basis points to 2.50% when compared to the previous quarter.
    • A $4.7 million increase in interest expense on interest-bearing checking and saving accounts, of which approximately $4.3 million was driven by the increase in average rates paid in the second quarter of 2023, primarily in public funds accounts, and $0.2 million was related to an additional day in the second quarter of 2023. The average cost of interest-bearing checking and saving accounts increased by 24 basis points to 1.18% as compared to 0.94% in the previous quarter. Excluding public sector deposits, the average cost of interest-bearing checking and saving accounts for the second quarter of 2023 was 0.67%, as compared to 0.58% in the previous quarter.
    • A $2.1 million increase in interest expense on brokered CDs, mainly driven by an increase of $166.9 million in the average balance, which resulted in additional interest expense of approximately $1.8 million and, to a lesser extent, the effect of higher rates paid in the second quarter of 2023.

Partially offset by:

  • A $3.9 million increase in interest income on consumer loans and finance leases, of which approximately $1.6 million was related to an increase of $71.8 million in the average balance of this portfolio; $1.3 million was due to higher yields, mainly in the auto loans and finance leases portfolios; and $1.0 million was related to an additional day in the second quarter of 2023.
  • A $3.4 million increase in interest income on commercial and construction loans, of which approximately $1.9 million was mainly related to higher interest rates in the upward repricing of variable-rate loans and new loan originations, $1.0 million was related to an additional day in the second quarter of 2023, and approximately $0.6 million was related to the $27.1 million increase in the average balance of this portfolio.
  • A $2.4 million increase in interest income from interest-bearing cash balances and investment securities, mainly due to a $3.2 million increase in interest income from interest-bearing cash balances, primarily consisting of cash balances deposited at the Federal Reserve Bank (“FED”), mainly driven by the $213.1 million increase in the average balance; and a $0.4 million increase in dividends received from the FHLB. Partially offsetting these increases was a $1.1 million decrease in interest income on the debt securities portfolio, mainly due to higher U.S. agencies’ mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”) premium amortization expense associated with changes in anticipated prepayments, and the decrease of $107.5 million in the average balance.
  • A $0.8 million decrease in interest expense on borrowings, mainly driven by approximately $1.1 million associated with the $94.9 million decrease in the average balance of FHLB advances, driven by the precautionary liquidity measures taken at the end of the first quarter of 2023, partially offset by a higher average cost of funds in the second quarter.
  • A $0.1 million increase in interest income on residential mortgage loans.

Net interest margin for the second quarter of 2023 decreased to 4.23%, compared to 4.34% for the first quarter of 2023, mainly reflecting the effect of higher rates paid on deposits and an increasing migration from non-interest-bearing and other low cost deposits to higher cost time deposits that exceeded the increase in earning asset yields over the quarter.

NON-INTEREST INCOME

The following table sets forth information concerning non-interest income for the last five quarters:

 

Quarter Ended

 

June 30,2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

 

September 30, 2022

 

June 30,2022

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service charges and fees on deposit accounts

$

9,287

 

$

9,541

 

$

9,174

 

$

9,820

 

$

9,466

Mortgage banking activities

 

2,860

 

 

2,812

 

 

2,572

 

 

3,400

 

 

4,082

Insurance commission income

 

2,747

 

 

4,847

 

 

2,898

 

 

2,624

 

 

2,946

Card and processing income

 

11,135

 

 

10,918

 

 

10,601

 

 

9,834

 

 

10,300

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

 

1,605

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

Other non-interest income

 

8,637

 

 

4,400

 

 

4,355

 

 

4,015

 

 

4,147

Non-interest income

$

36,271

 

$

32,518

 

$

29,600

 

$

29,693

 

$

30,941

Non-interest income amounted to $36.3 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $32.5 million for the first quarter of 2023. Non-interest income for the second quarter of 2023 includes the $3.6 million gain recognized from a legal settlement included as part of other non-interest income and the $1.6 million gain on the repurchase of $21.4 million in junior subordinated debentures included as part of gain on early extinguishment of debt. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the effect of these Special Items, adjusted non-interest income decreased by $1.4 million mainly due to:

  • A $2.1 million decrease in insurance commission income mainly driven by $2.3 million in seasonal contingent commissions recorded in the first quarter of 2023 based on the prior year’s production of insurance policies.

Partially offset by:

  • A $0.6 million increase in adjusted other non-interest income mainly driven by the effect during the second quarter of 2023 of $0.3 million in debit card incentives collected during the second quarter of 2023 and a $0.2 million gain recognized from the sale of a fixed asset in the Florida region.

NON-INTEREST EXPENSES

The following table sets forth information concerning non-interest expenses for the last five quarters:

 

Quarter Ended

 

June 30,2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

 

September 30, 2022

 

June 30,2022

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees' compensation and benefits

$

54,314

 

 

$

56,422

 

 

$

52,241

 

 

$

52,939

 

 

$

51,304

 

Occupancy and equipment

 

21,097

 

 

 

21,186

 

 

 

21,843

 

 

 

22,543

 

 

 

21,505

 

Business promotion

 

4,167

 

 

 

3,975

 

 

 

5,590

 

 

 

5,136

 

 

 

4,042

 

Professional service fees:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collections, appraisals and other credit-related fees

 

1,231

 

 

 

848

 

 

 

1,483

 

 

 

1,261

 

 

 

1,075

 

Outsourcing technology services

 

7,278

 

 

 

8,141

 

 

 

7,806

 

 

 

7,564

 

 

 

7,636

 

Other professional fees

 

3,087

 

 

 

2,984

 

 

 

3,380

 

 

 

3,724

 

 

 

3,325

 

Taxes, other than income taxes

 

5,124

 

 

 

5,112

 

 

 

5,211

 

 

 

5,349

 

 

 

4,689

 

FDIC deposit insurance

 

2,143

 

 

 

2,133

 

 

 

1,544

 

 

 

1,466

 

 

 

1,466

 

Other insurance and supervisory fees

 

2,352

 

 

 

2,368

 

 

 

2,429

 

 

 

2,387

 

 

 

2,303

 

Net gain on OREO operations

 

(1,984

)

 

 

(1,996

)

 

 

(2,557

)

 

 

(1,064

)

 

 

(1,485

)

Credit and debit card processing expenses

 

6,540

 

 

 

5,318

 

 

 

6,362

 

 

 

6,410

 

 

 

5,843

 

Communications

 

1,992

 

 

 

2,216

 

 

 

2,322

 

 

 

2,272

 

 

 

1,978

 

Other non-interest expenses

 

5,576

 

 

 

6,561

 

 

 

5,277

 

 

 

5,202

 

 

 

4,645

 

Total non-interest expenses

$

112,917

 

 

$

115,268

 

 

$

112,931

 

 

$

115,189

 

 

$

108,326

 

Non-interest expenses amounted to $112.9 million in the second quarter of 2023, a decrease of $2.4 million from $115.3 million in the first quarter of 2023. The $2.4 million decrease reflects the following significant variances:

  • A $2.1 million decrease in employees’ compensation and benefits expense, mainly driven by a decrease in bonuses and payroll taxes due to employees reaching maximum taxable amounts.
  • A $1.0 million decrease in other non-interest expenses, mainly due to reserve releases of legal and operational reserves recorded during the second quarter of 2023.
  • A $0.4 million decrease in professional service fees, mainly due to a $0.9 million decrease in outsourcing technology service fees, partially offset by a $0.4 million increase in collections, appraisals, and other credit-related fees.
  • A $0.2 million decrease in communication expenses.

Partially offset by:

  • A $1.2 million increase in credit and debit card processing expenses, mainly as a result of incentives received during the first quarter of 2023.
  • A $0.2 million increase in business promotion expenses, mainly as a result of higher advertising and sponsorship expenses incurred during the second quarter of 2023 associated with the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Bank and an increase in donations, partially offset by a $0.6 million decrease in credit card loyalty reward program expense associated with lower historical trends of customer redemptions.

INCOME TAXES

The Corporation recorded an income tax expense of $30.3 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $31.9 million for the first quarter of 2023. The decrease was mainly related to lower pre-tax income and a lower estimated effective tax rate when compared to the previous quarter.

The Corporation’s estimated effective tax rate, excluding entities with pre-tax losses from which a tax benefit cannot be recognized and discrete items, was 30.1% for the second quarter of 2023, compared to 31.2% for the first quarter of 2023. As of June 30, 2023, the Corporation had a deferred tax asset of $153.9 million, net of a valuation allowance of $184.2 million against the deferred tax assets.

CREDIT QUALITY

Non-Performing Assets

The following table sets forth information concerning non-performing assets for the last five quarters:

(Dollars in thousands)

June 30, 2023

March 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

September 30, 2022

June 30,2022

Nonaccrual loans held for investment:

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage

$

33,252

 

$

36,410

 

$

42,772

 

$

43,036

 

$

44,588

 

Commercial mortgage

 

21,536

 

 

21,598

 

 

22,319

 

 

23,741

 

 

24,753

 

Commercial and Industrial

 

9,194

 

 

13,404

 

 

7,830

 

 

15,715

 

 

17,079

 

Construction

 

1,677

 

 

1,794

 

 

2,208

 

 

2,237

 

 

2,375

 

Consumer and finance leases

 

16,362

 

 

15,936

 

 

14,806

 

 

12,787

 

 

10,315

 

Total nonaccrual loans held for investment

$

82,021

 

$

89,142

 

$

89,935

 

$

97,516

 

$

99,110

 

OREO

 

31,571

 

 

32,862

 

 

31,641

 

 

38,682

 

 

41,706

 

Other repossessed property

 

5,404

 

 

4,743

 

 

5,380

 

 

4,936

 

 

3,840

 

Other assets (1)

 

2,111

 

 

2,203

 

 

2,202

 

 

2,193

 

 

2,809

 

Total non-performing assets (2)

$

121,107

 

$

128,950

 

$

129,158

 

$

143,327

 

$

147,465

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past due loans 90 days and still accruing (3)

$

63,211

 

$

74,380

 

$

80,517

 

$

81,790

 

$

94,485

 

Nonaccrual loans held for investment to total loans held for investment

 

0.70

%

 

0.77

%

 

0.78

%

 

0.86

%

 

0.88

%

Nonaccrual loans to total loans

 

0.70

%

 

0.77

%

 

0.78

%

 

0.86

%

 

0.88

%

Non-performing assets to total assets

 

0.63

%

 

0.68

%

 

0.69

%

 

0.78

%

 

0.76

%

(1)

Residential pass-through MBS issued by the Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority ("PRHFA") held as part of the available-for-sale debt securities portfolio.

(2)

Excludes purchased-credit deteriorated ("PCD") loans previously accounted for under Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Subtopic 310-30 for which the Corporation made the accounting policy election of maintaining pools of loans as “units of account” both at the time of adoption of current expected credit losses ("CECL") on January 1, 2020 and on an ongoing basis for credit loss measurement. These loans will continue to be excluded from nonaccrual loan statistics as long as the Corporation can reasonably estimate the timing and amount of cash flows expected to be collected on the loan pools. The portion of such loans contractually past due 90 days or more amounted to $9.5 million as of June 30, 2023 (March 31, 2023 - $10.4 million; December 31, 2022 - $12.0 million; September 30, 2022 - $12.8 million; June 30, 2022 - $15.3 million).

(3)

These include rebooked loans, which were previously pooled into Government National Mortgage Association ("GNMA") securities, amounting to $6.5 million as of June 30, 2023 (March 31, 2023 - $7.1 million; December 31, 2022 - $10.3 million; September 30, 2022 - $8.0 million; June 30, 2022 - $10.8 million). Under the GNMA program, the Corporation has the option but not the obligation to repurchase loans that meet GNMA’s specified delinquency criteria. For accounting purposes, the loans subject to the repurchase option are required to be reflected on the financial statements with an offsetting liability.

Variances in credit quality metrics:

  • Total non-performing assets decreased by $7.9 million to $121.1 million as of June 30, 2023, compared to $129.0 million as of March 31, 2023. Total nonaccrual loans held for investment decreased by $7.1 million to $82.0 million as of June 30, 2023, compared to $89.1 million as of March 31, 2023.



    The decrease in non-performing assets was mainly driven by:
    • A $4.4 million decrease in nonaccrual commercial and construction loans, mainly related to the aforementioned $6.2 million charge-off recorded during the second quarter of 2023, partially offset by the inflow of a $1.5 million commercial and industrial loan in the Puerto Rico region.
    • A $3.1 million decrease in nonaccrual residential mortgage loans, mainly related to $2.7 million of loans restored to accrual status.
    • A $1.3 million decrease in the other real estate owned (“OREO”) portfolio balance, mainly attributable to the sale of residential properties in the Puerto Rico region.



      Partially offset by:

    • A $0.7 million increase in other repossessed property, mainly consisting of repossessed automobiles.
    • A $0.4 million increase in nonaccrual consumer loans, mainly auto loans and finance leases.

  • Inflows to nonaccrual loans held for investment were $24.9 million in the second quarter of 2023, a decrease of $4.8 million compared to inflows of $29.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. Inflows to nonaccrual commercial and construction loans were $3.1 million in the second quarter of 2023, a decrease of $5.0 million compared to inflows of $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2023 mainly due to the inflow of a $7.1 million commercial and industrial participated loan in the Florida region during the first quarter of 2023. Inflows to nonaccrual consumer loans were $18.8 million, a decrease of $0.7 million compared to inflows of $19.5 million in the first quarter of 2023. Inflows to nonaccrual residential mortgage loans were $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2023, an increase of $0.9 million compared to inflows of $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2023. See Early Delinquency below for additional information.
  • Adversely classified commercial and construction loans decreased by $4.3 million to $65.7 million as of June 30, 2023, mainly driven by the aforementioned $6.2 million charge-off recorded in the second quarter of 2023.

Early Delinquency

Total loans held for investment in early delinquency (i.e., 30-89 days past due accruing loans, as defined in regulatory reporting instructions) amounted to $118.5 million as of June 30, 2023, an increase of $24.0 million, compared to $94.5 million as of March 31, 2023. The variances by major portfolio categories are as follows:

  • Consumer loans in early delinquency increased in the second quarter of 2023 by $12.0 million to $78.4 million, mainly in the auto loan portfolio.
  • Commercial and construction loans in early delinquency increased by $6.3 million to $9.2 million, mainly due to a $4.5 million commercial mortgage loan in the Puerto Rico region that matured and is in the process of renewal but for which the Corporation continues to receive interest and principal payments from the borrower.
  • Residential mortgage loans in early delinquency increased by $5.7 million to $30.9 million.

Allowance for Credit Losses

The following table summarizes the activity of the allowance for credit losses (“ACL”) for on-balance sheet and off-balance sheet exposures during the second and first quarters of 2023:

 

 

Quarter ended June 30, 2023

 

 

Loans and Finance Leases

 

 

 

Debt Securities

 

 

Residential

Mortgage

 

Commercial

and

Construction

 

Consumer

Loans and

Finance

 

Total Loans

and Finance

 

Unfunded

Loans

 

Held-to

 

Available-

 

 

Allowance for Credit Losses

 

Loans

 

Loans

 

Leases

 

Leases

 

Commitments

 

Maturity

 

for-Sale

 

Total ACL

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses, beginning balance

 

$

64,403

 

 

$

70,926

 

 

$

130,238

 

 

$

265,567

 

 

$

4,168

 

 

$

7,646

 

 

$

449

 

 

$

277,830

 

Provision for credit losses - (benefit) expense

 

 

(3,500

)

 

 

10,198

 

 

 

14,072

 

 

 

20,770

 

 

 

721

 

 

 

755

 

 

 

(16

)

 

 

22,230

 

Net charge-offs

 

 

(389

)

 

 

(5,879

)

 

 

(13,011

)

 

 

(19,279

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(19,279

)

Allowance for credit losses, end of period

 

$

60,514

 

 

$

75,245

 

 

$

131,299

 

 

$

267,058

 

 

$

4,889

 

 

$

8,401

 

 

$

433

 

 

$

280,781

 

Amortized cost of loans and finance leases

 

$

2,793,790

 

 

$

5,430,268

 

 

$

3,495,257

 

 

$

11,719,315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses on loans to amortized cost

 

 

2.17

%

 

 

1.39

%

 

 

3.76

%

 

 

2.28

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter ended March 31, 2023

 

 

Loans and Finance Leases

 

 

 

Debt Securities

 

 

Residential

Mortgage

 

Commercial

and

Construction

 

Consumer

Loans and

Finance

 

Total Loans

and Finance

 

Unfunded

Loans

 

Held-to

 

Available-

 

 

Allowance for Credit Losses

 

Loans

 

Loans

 

Leases

 

Leases

 

Commitments

 

-Maturity

 

for-Sale

 

Total ACL

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses, beginning balance

 

$

62,760

 

 

$

70,278

 

 

$

127,426

 

 

$

260,464

 

 

$

4,273

 

 

$

8,286

 

 

$

458

 

 

$

273,481

 

Impact of adoption of ASU 2022-02 (1)

 

 

2,056

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

2,116

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,116

 

Provision for credit losses - expense (benefit)

 

 

73

 

 

 

456

 

 

 

15,727

 

 

 

16,256

 

 

 

(105

)

 

 

(640

)

 

 

(9

)

 

 

15,502

 

Net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

(486

)

 

 

185

 

 

 

(12,968

)

 

 

(13,269

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(13,269

)

Allowance for credit losses, end of period

 

$

64,403

 

 

$

70,926

 

 

$

130,238

 

 

$

265,567

 

 

$

4,168

 

 

$

7,646

 

 

$

449

 

 

$

277,830

 

Amortized cost of loans and finance leases

 

$

2,811,528

 

 

$

5,359,512

 

 

$

3,406,945

 

 

$

11,577,985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses on loans to amortized cost

 

 

2.29

%

 

 

1.32

%

 

 

3.82

%

 

 

2.29

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Related to the adoption on January 1, 2023 of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2022-02, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Troubled Debt Restructurings and Vintage Disclosures,” for which the Corporation elected to discontinue the use of a discounted cash flow methodology for restructured accruing loans.

The main variances of the total ACL by main categories are discussed below:

Allowance for Credit Losses for Loans and Finance Leases

As of June 30, 2023, the ACL for loans and finance leases was $267.1 million, an increase of $1.5 million, from $265.6 million as of March 31, 2023. The ACL for commercial and construction loans increased by $4.3 million, mainly due to a deterioration in the forecasted CRE Price Index to account for an increased uncertainty in the CRE market at a national level that could potentially impact the markets we serve coupled with the growth in the commercial and construction loan portfolios, partially offset by the aforementioned charge-off recorded during the second quarter of 2023. The ACL for consumer loans increased by $1.1 million, primarily reflecting the effect of the increase in the size of the consumer loan portfolios, partially offset by updated macroeconomic variables, such as the unemployment rate, which are now forecasted to deteriorate at a slower pace than previously expected. The ACL for residential mortgage loans decreased by $3.9 million, mainly due to a more favorable economic outlook in the projection of certain forecasted macroeconomic variables, such as the Regional Home Price Index.

  • The provision for credit losses on loans and finance leases was $20.8 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $16.3 million in the first quarter of 2023.
    • Provision for credit losses for the commercial and construction loan portfolio was $10.2 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $0.5 million in the first quarter of 2023, mainly due to an increased uncertainty in the CRE price index and, to a lesser extent, the effect of the increase in the size of the loan portfolio. The results for the second quarter of 2023 also reflect a $1.2 million incremental provision associated to the aforementioned commercial and industrial participated loan in the Florida region in the power generation industry.
    • Provision for credit losses for the residential mortgage loan portfolio was a net benefit of $3.5 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to an expense of $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2023. The net benefit recognized during the second quarter of 2023 was mainly due to a more favorable economic outlook in the projection of certain forecasted macroeconomic variables, such as the Regional Home Price Index.
    • Provision for credit losses for the consumer loans and finance leases portfolio was $14.1 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $15.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease in provision expense is primarily related to the previously mentioned updates in macroeconomic variables.
  • The ratio of the ACL for loans and finance leases to total loans held for investment was 2.28% as of June 30, 2023, compared to 2.29% as of March 31, 2023. The ratio of the total ACL for loans and finance leases to nonaccrual loans held for investment was 326% as of June 30, 2023, compared to 298% as of March 31, 2023.

Net Charge-Offs

The following table presents ratios of annualized net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans held-in-portfolio for the last five quarters:

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

June 30,2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

 

September 30, 2022

 

June 30,2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage

0.06%

 

0.07%

 

0.07%

 

0.13%

 

0.11%

 

Commercial mortgage

0.01%

 

-0.03%

 

0.00%

 

-0.01%

 

-0.22%

 

Commercial and Industrial

0.87%

 

0.00%

 

0.19%

 

-0.07%

 

-0.07%

 

Construction

-0.99%

 

-0.17%

 

-1.82%

 

0.07%

 

-0.09%

 

Consumer loans and finance leases

1.51%

 

1.54%

 

1.44%

 

1.05%

 

0.91%

 

Total loans

0.67%

 

0.46%

 

0.46%

 

0.31%

 

0.21%

 

The ratios above are based on annualized net charge-offs and are not necessarily indicative of the results expected in subsequent periods.

Net charge-offs were $19.3 million for the second quarter of 2023, or an annualized 0.67% of average loans, compared to $13.3 million, or an annualized 0.46% of average loans, in the first quarter of 2023. The increase of $6.0 million in net charge-offs was driven by a $6.1 million increase in commercial and construction loans net charge-offs mainly related to the aforementioned $6.2 million charge-off recorded during the second quarter of 2023.

Allowance for Credit Losses for Unfunded Loan Commitments

As of June 30, 2023, the ACL for off-balance sheet credit exposures increased to $4.9 million, compared to $4.2 million as of March 31, 2023, mainly in the construction loan portfolio, due to a deterioration in the forecasted CRE Price Index.

Allowance for Credit Losses for Debt Securities

As of June 30, 2023, the ACL for debt securities was $8.8 million, of which $8.4 million is related to Puerto Rico municipal bonds classified as held-to-maturity, compared to $8.0 million and $7.6 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2023. The increase in the ACL of held-to-maturity debt securities was mostly driven by higher exposure risk associated to the rising interest rate environment.

LIQUIDITY

Cash and cash equivalents increased by $223.9 million to $1.0 billion as of June 30, 2023. When adding $2.2 billion of free high-quality liquid securities that could be liquidated or pledged within one day, total core liquidity amounted to $3.2 billion as of June 30, 2023, or 16.70% of total assets, compared to $3.2 billion, or 16.77% of total assets as of March 31, 2023. In addition, as of June 30, 2023, the Corporation had $980.9 million available for credit with the FHLB based on the value of collateral pledged with the FHLB. As such, the basic liquidity ratio (which includes cash, free high-quality liquid assets such as U.S. government and government sponsored entities’ obligations that could be liquidated or pledged within one day, and available secured lines of credit with the FHLB to total assets) was approximately 21.82% as of June 30, 2023, compared to 21.42% as of March 31, 2023.

In addition to the aforementioned available credit from the FHLB, the Corporation also maintains borrowing capacity at the FED Discount Window Program. The Corporation does not consider borrowing capacity from the FED Discount Window as a primary source of liquidity but had approximately $1.4 billion available for funding under the FED’s Borrower-In-Custody (“BIC”) Program as of June 30, 2023. Also, the Corporation has access to financing with other counterparties through repurchase agreements and is enrolled in the FED’s Bank Term Funding Program. Combined, as of June 30, 2023, the Corporation had $5.6 billion available to meet liquidity needs.

The Corporation’s total deposits, excluding brokered CDs, amounted to $16.5 billion as of June 30, 2023, compared to $15.8 billion as of March 31, 2023, including government deposits amounting to $3.4 billion and $2.7 billion, respectively, which are fully collateralized. As of June 30, 2023, $4.7 billion of these deposits are uninsured, which represent 28.79% of total deposits, compared to $4.8 billion, or 30.13% of total deposits, as of March 31, 2023. Brokered CDs amounted to $363.6 million as of June 30, 2023, compared to $252.9 million as of March 31, 2023. Refer to Table 11 for additional information about the deposits composition.

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

Total assets were approximately $19.2 billion as of June 30, 2023, up $175.4 million from March 31, 2023.

The following variances within the main components of total assets are noted:

  • A $223.9 million increase in cash and cash equivalents mainly related to the $767.7 million net increase in deposits, partially offset by the $546.1 million decrease in borrowings.
  • A $181.9 million decrease in investment securities, mainly driven by principal repayments of approximately $111.7 million primarily on U.S. agencies MBS, a $54.8 million decrease in the fair value of available-for-sale debt securities attributable to changes in market interest rates and a $19.5 million decrease in investments on FHLB stock tied to the decline in short-term advances from the FHLB.
  • A $140.4 million increase in total loans. The variance consisted of increases of $79.3 million in the Puerto Rico region, $42.5 million in the Virgin Islands region, and $18.6 million in the Florida region. On a portfolio basis, the variance consisted of increases of $88.2 million in consumer loans, primarily auto loans and finance leases, and $70.8 million in commercial and construction loans, partially offset by a decrease of $18.6 million in residential mortgage loans. The increase in commercial and construction loans was mainly associated with a $33.2 million increase in the balance of floor plan lines of credit in the Puerto Rico region and the origination of a $47.0 million line of credit facility extended to a public corporation in the Virgin Islands region.



    Total loan originations, including refinancings, renewals, and draws from existing commitments (excluding credit card utilization activity), amounted to $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2023, an increase of $8.9 million compared to the first quarter of 2023. The growth in total loan originations consisted of increases of $37.9 million in residential mortgage loan originations and $11.1 million in consumer loan originations, partially offset by a $40.1 million decrease in commercial and construction loan originations.



    Total loan originations in the Puerto Rico region amounted to $834.7 million in the second quarter of 2023, a decrease of $75.0 million, compared to $909.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. The $75.0 million decline in total loan originations consisted of: (i) a $112.3 million decrease in commercial and construction loan originations mainly due to three commercial and industrial loans over $20 million originated in the previous quarter, partially offset by increases of $27.0 million in residential mortgage loan originations and $10.3 million in consumer loan originations.



    Total loan originations in the Virgin Islands region amounted to $79.7 million in the second quarter of 2023, compared to $19.0 million in the first quarter of 2023. The $60.7 million growth in total loan originations consisted of increases of $59.7 million in commercial and construction loan originations driven by the aforementioned $47.0 million origination of a line of credit facility to a public corporation, and $1.1 million in consumer loan originations, partially offset by a $0.1 million decrease in residential mortgage loan originations.



    Total loan originations in the Florida region amounted to $168.9 million in the second quarter of 2023, compared to $145.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. The $23.2 million growth in total loan originations consisted of increases of $12.5 million in commercial and construction loan originations and $11.0 million in residential mortgage loan originations, partially offset by a $0.3 million decrease in consumer loan originations.

Total liabilities were approximately $17.8 billion as of June 30, 2023, an increase of $183.0 million from March 31, 2023.

The increase in total liabilities was mainly due to:

  • A $767.7 million increase in total deposits driven by a $917.8 million increase in interest-bearing deposits, partially offset by a $150.1 million decrease in non-interest-bearing deposits. As of June 30, 2023, non-interest-bearing deposits represented 35% of total deposits, compared to 38% as of March 31, 2023. The increase in total deposits included the following significant variances:
    • A $761.3 million increase in government deposits, consisting of growth of $698.0 million in the Puerto Rico region, $62.5 million in the Virgin Islands region, and $0.8 million in the Florida region. Most of the increase in the Puerto Rico region was related to higher balances of interest-bearing transactional accounts.
    • A $110.7 million increase in brokered CDs. The increase reflects the effect of new issuances amounting to $264.4 million with an all-in cost of 5.14%, partially offset by approximately $153.7 million of maturing brokered CDs, with an all-in cost of 4.80%, that were paid off during the second quarter of 2023.
    • A $104.3 million decrease in deposits, excluding brokered CDs and government deposits, reflecting reductions of $77.3 million in the Puerto Rico region, $22.5 million in the Florida region, and $4.5 million in the Virgin Islands region. The decrease in total deposits, excluding brokered CDs and government deposits, is net of a $149.4 million increase in time deposits.

Partially offset by:

  • A $546.1 million decrease in borrowings, reflecting repayments of $425.0 million in short-term FHLB advances at an average cost of 5.04%, a $99.0 million decline in short-term repurchase agreements, and the repurchase of $21.4 million in junior subordinated debentures.

Total stockholders’ equity amounted to $1.4 billion as of June 30, 2023, a decrease of $7.6 million from March 31, 2023, mainly driven by the $54.8 million decrease in the fair value of available-for-sale debt securities due to changes in market interest rates recognized as part of accumulated other comprehensive loss and $25.3 million in common stock dividends declared in the second quarter of 2023, partially offset by earnings generated in the second quarter of 2023.

As of June 30, 2023, capital ratios exceeded the required regulatory levels for bank holding companies and well-capitalized banks. The Corporation’s estimated CET1 capital, tier 1 capital, total capital and leverage ratios under the Basel III rules were 16.64%, 16.64%, 19.15%, and 10.73%, respectively, as of June 30, 2023, compared to CET1 capital, tier 1 capital, total capital, and leverage ratios of 16.33%, 16.33%, 19.02%, and 10.57%, respectively, as of March 31, 2023.

Meanwhile, estimated CET1 capital, tier 1 capital, total capital and leverage ratios of our banking subsidiary, FirstBank, were 16.54%, 17.34%, 18.59%, and 11.18%, respectively, as of June 30, 2023, compared to CET1 capital, tier 1 capital, total capital and leverage ratios of 16.65%, 17.45%, 18.71%, and 11.29%, respectively, as of March 31, 2023.

Tangible Common Equity (Non-GAAP)

On a non-GAAP basis, the Corporation’s tangible common equity ratio decreased to 7.03% as of June 30, 2023, compared to 7.12% as of March 31, 2023.

The following table presents a reconciliation of the Corporation’s tangible common equity and tangible assets to the most comparable GAAP items as of the indicated dates:

 

June 30,2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

 

September 30, 2022

 

June 30,2022

(In thousands, except ratios and per share information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total common equity - GAAP

$

1,397,999

 

 

$

1,405,593

 

 

$

1,325,540

 

 

$

1,265,333

 

 

$

1,557,916

 

Goodwill

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

Purchased credit card relationship intangible

 

(17

)

 

 

(86

)

 

 

(205

)

 

 

(376

)

 

 

(599

)

Core deposit intangible

 

(17,075

)

 

 

(18,987

)

 

 

(20,900

)

 

 

(22,818

)

 

 

(24,736

)

Insurance customer relationship intangible

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

(51

)

 

 

(89

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity - non-GAAP

$

1,342,296

 

 

$

1,347,909

 

 

$

1,265,811

 

 

$

1,203,477

 

 

$

1,493,881

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets - GAAP

$

19,152,455

 

 

$

18,977,114

 

 

$

18,634,484

 

 

$

18,442,034

 

 

$

19,531,635

 

Goodwill

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

 

 

(38,611

)

Purchased credit card relationship intangible

 

(17

)

 

 

(86

)

 

 

(205

)

 

 

(376

)

 

 

(599

)

Core deposit intangible

 

(17,075

)

 

 

(18,987

)

 

 

(20,900

)

 

 

(22,818

)

 

 

(24,736

)

Insurance customer relationship intangible

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

(51

)

 

 

(89

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible assets - non-GAAP

$

19,096,752

 

 

$

18,919,430

 

 

$

18,574,755

 

 

$

18,380,178

 

 

$

19,467,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares outstanding

 

179,757

 

 

 

179,789

 

 

 

182,709

 

 

 

186,258

 

 

 

191,626

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity ratio - non-GAAP

 

7.03

%

 

 

7.12

%

 

 

6.81

%

 

 

6.55

%

 

 

7.67

%

Tangible book value per common share - non-GAAP

$

7.47

 

 

$

7.50

 

 

$

6.93

 

 

$

6.46

 

 

$

7.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exposure to Puerto Rico Government

As of June 30, 2023, the Corporation had $344.3 million of direct exposure to the Puerto Rico government, its municipalities, and public corporations, an increase of $4.3 million when compared to $340.0 million as of March 31, 2023. As of June 30, 2023, approximately $186.2 million of the exposure consisted of loans and obligations of municipalities in Puerto Rico that are supported by assigned property tax revenues and for which, in most cases, the good faith, credit, and unlimited taxing power of the applicable municipality have been pledged to their repayment, and $113.2 million consisted of loans and obligations which are supported by one or more specific sources of municipal revenues. The Corporation’s total direct exposure to the Puerto Rico government also included $9.5 million in a loan extended to an affiliate of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and $32.1 million in loans to agencies of Puerto Rico public corporations. In addition, the total direct exposure included obligations of the Puerto Rico government, specifically a residential pass-through MBS issued by the PRHFA, at an amortized cost of $3.3 million (fair value of $2.1 million as of June 30, 2023), included as part of the Corporation’s available-for-sale debt securities portfolio. This residential pass-through MBS issued by the PRHFA is collateralized by certain second mortgages and had an unrealized loss of $1.1 million as of June 30, 2023, of which $0.3 million is due to credit deterioration.

The aforementioned exposure to municipalities in Puerto Rico included $166.1 million of financing arrangements with Puerto Rico municipalities that were issued in bond form but underwritten as loans with features that are typically found in commercial loans. These bonds are accounted for as held-to-maturity debt securities. As of June 30, 2023, the ACL for these securities was $8.4 million, compared to $7.6 million as of March 31, 2023.

As of June 30, 2023, the Corporation had $2.9 billion of public sector deposits in Puerto Rico, compared to $2.2 billion as of March 31, 2023. Approximately 21% of the public sector deposits as of June 30, 2023, were from municipalities and municipal agencies in Puerto Rico, and 79% were from public corporations, the Puerto Rico central government and agencies, and U.S. federal government agencies in Puerto Rico.

Conference Call / Webcast Information

First BanCorp.’s senior management will host an earnings conference call and live webcast on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The call may be accessed via a live Internet webcast through the investor relations section of the Corporation’s web site, fbpinvestor.com, or through a dial-in telephone number at (833) 470-1428 or (404) 975-4839 for international callers. The participant access code is 640793. The Corporation recommends that listeners go to the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary software. Following the webcast presentation, a question and answer session will be made available to research analysts and institutional investors. A replay of the webcast will be archived in the investor relations section of First BanCorp.’s website, fbpinvestor.com, until July 27, 2024. A telephone replay will be available one hour after the end of the conference call through August 26, 2023, at (866) 813-9403. The replay access code is 486480.

Safe Harbor

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” concerning the Corporation’s future economic, operational, and financial performance. The words or phrases “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “would,” “will,” “plans,” “forecast,” “believe,” and similar expressions are meant to identify “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created by such sections. The Corporation cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and advises readers that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, estimates, and assumptions by us that are difficult to predict. Various factors, some of which are beyond our control, including, but not limited to, the uncertainties more fully discussed in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2023, and the following, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements: the impacts of rising interest rates and inflation on the Corporation, including a decrease in demand for new loan originations and refinancings, increased competition for borrowers, attrition in deposits, a reduction in the fair value of the Corporation’s debt securities portfolio, and an increase in non-interest expenses which would impact the Corporation’s earnings and may adversely impact origination volumes, liquidity, and financial performance; volatility in the financial services industry, including failures or rumored failures of other depository institutions, and actions taken by governmental agencies to stabilize the financial system, which could result in, among other things, bank deposit runoffs and liquidity constraints; the effect of continued changes in the fiscal and monetary policies and regulations of the U.S. federal government, the Puerto Rico government and other governments, including those determined by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), government-sponsored housing agencies and regulators in Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands; uncertainty as to the ability of FirstBank to retain its core deposits and generate sufficient cash flow through its wholesale funding sources, such as securities sold under agreements to repurchase, FHLB advances, and brokered CDs, which in turn affects its ability to make dividend payments to the Corporation and could result in selling certain investment securities portfolio at a loss; adverse changes in general economic conditions in Puerto Rico, the U.S., and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, including in the interest rate environment, unemployment rates, market liquidity, housing absorption rates, real estate markets, and U.S. capital markets, which may affect funding sources, loan portfolio performance and credit quality, market prices of investment securities, and demand for the Corporation’s products and services, and which may reduce the Corporation’s revenues and earnings and the value of the Corporation’s assets; the impact of government financial assistance for hurricane recovery and other disaster relief on economic activity in Puerto Rico, and the timing and pace of disbursements of funds earmarked for disaster relief; the ability of the Corporation, FirstBank, and third-party service providers to identify and prevent cyber-security incidents, such as data security breaches, ransomware, malware, “denial of service” attacks, “hacking,” identity theft, and state-sponsored cyberthreats, and the occurrence of and response to any incidents that occur, such as an April 2023 security incident at one of our third-party vendors, which may result in misuse or misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, disruption, or damage to our systems or those of third-party service providers, increased costs and losses or an adverse effect to our reputation; general competitive factors and other market risks as well as the implementation of strategic growth opportunities, including risks, uncertainties, and other factors or events related to any business acquisitions or dispositions; uncertainty as to the implementation of the debt restructuring plan of Puerto Rico and the fiscal plan for Puerto Rico as certified on April 3, 2023, by the oversight board established by the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, or any revisions to it, on our clients and loan portfolios, and any potential impact from future economic or political developments and tax regulations in Puerto Rico; the impact of changes in accounting standards, or assumptions in applying those standards, on forecasts of economic variables considered for the determination of the ACL; the ability of FirstBank to realize the benefits of its net deferred tax assets; environmental, social, and governance matters, including our climate-related initiatives and commitments; the impacts of natural or man-made disasters, widespread health emergencies, geopolitical conflicts (including the ongoing conflict in Ukraine), terrorist attacks, or other catastrophic external events, including impacts of such events on general economic conditions and on the Corporation’s assumptions regarding forecasts of economic variables; the effect of changes in the interest rate environment, including any adverse change in the Corporation’s ability to attract and retain clients and gain acceptance from current and prospective customers for new products and services, including those related to the offering of digital banking and financial services; the risk that additional portions of the unrealized losses in the Corporation’s debt securities portfolio are determined to be credit-related, resulting in additional charges to the provision for credit losses on the Corporation’s available-for-sale debt securities portfolio; the impacts of applicable legislative, tax, or regulatory changes on the Corporation’s financial condition or performance; the risk of possible failure or circumvention of the Corporation’s internal controls and procedures and the risk that the Corporation’s risk management policies may not be adequate; the risk that the FDIC may further increase the deposit insurance premium and/or require special assessments, causing an additional increase in the Corporation’s non-interest expenses; any need to recognize impairments on the Corporation’s financial instruments, goodwill, and other intangible assets; the risk that the impact of the occurrence of any of these uncertainties on the Corporation’s capital would preclude further growth of FirstBank and preclude the Corporation’s Board of Directors from declaring dividends; and uncertainty as to whether FirstBank will be able to continue to satisfy its regulators regarding, among other things, its asset quality, liquidity plans, maintenance of capital levels, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and related requirements. The Corporation does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation to update any “forward-looking statements” to reflect occurrences or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements, except as required by the federal securities laws.

About First BanCorp.

First BanCorp. is the parent corporation of FirstBank Puerto Rico, a state-chartered commercial bank with operations in Puerto Rico, the U.S., and the British Virgin Islands and Florida, and of FirstBank Insurance Agency. Among the subsidiaries of FirstBank Puerto Rico are First Federal Finance Corp. and First Express, both small loan companies. First BanCorp.’s shares of common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FBP. Additional information about First BanCorp. may be found at www.1firstbank.com.

EXHIBIT A

Table 1 – Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

 

As of

 

June 30, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

(In thousands, except for share information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

$

1,046,534

 

 

$

822,542

 

 

$

478,480

 

Money market investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time deposits with other financial institutions

 

300

 

 

 

300

 

 

 

300

 

Other short-term investments

 

700

 

 

 

759

 

 

 

1,725

 

Total money market investments

 

1,000

 

 

 

1,059

 

 

 

2,025

 

Debt securities available for sale, at fair value (ACL of $433 as of June 30, 2023; $449 as of March 31, 2023; and $458 as of December 31, 2022)

 

5,433,369

 

 

 

5,589,256

 

 

 

5,599,520

 

Debt securities held to maturity, at amortized cost, net of ACL of $8,401 as of June 30, 2023; $7,646 as of March 31, 2023; and $8,286 as of December 31, 2022 (fair value of $410,181 as of June 30, 2023; $419,752 as of March 31, 2023; and $427,115 as of December 31, 2022)

 

416,325

 

 

 

423,749

 

 

 

429,251

 

Total debt securities

 

5,849,694

 

 

 

6,013,005

 

 

 

6,028,771

 

Equity securities

 

48,101

 

 

 

66,714

 

 

 

55,289

 

Total investment securities

 

5,897,795

 

 

 

6,079,719

 

 

 

6,084,060

 

Loans, net of ACL of $267,058 as of June 30, 2023; $265,567 as of March 31, 2023; and $260,464 as of December 31, 2022

 

11,452,257

 

 

 

11,312,418

 

 

 

11,292,361

 

Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or market

 

14,295

 

 

 

15,183

 

 

 

12,306

 

Total loans, net

 

11,466,552

 

 

 

11,327,601

 

 

 

11,304,667

 

Accrued interest receivable on loans and investments

 

70,368

 

 

 

63,841

 

 

 

69,730

 

Premises and equipment, net

 

146,640

 

 

 

137,580

 

 

 

142,935

 

OREO

 

31,571

 

 

 

32,862

 

 

 

31,641

 

Deferred tax asset, net

 

153,925

 

 

 

154,780

 

 

 

155,584

 

Goodwill

 

38,611

 

 

 

38,611

 

 

 

38,611

 

Other intangible assets

 

17,092

 

 

 

19,073

 

 

 

21,118

 

Other assets

 

282,367

 

 

 

299,446

 

 

 

305,633

 

Total assets

$

19,152,455

 

 

$

18,977,114

 

 

$

18,634,484

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest-bearing deposits

$

5,874,261

 

 

$

6,024,304

 

 

$

6,112,884

 

Interest-bearing deposits

 

10,945,431

 

 

 

10,027,661

 

 

 

10,030,583

 

Total deposits

 

16,819,692

 

 

 

16,051,965

 

 

 

16,143,467

 

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

 

73,934

 

 

 

172,982

 

 

 

75,133

 

Advances from the FHLB

 

500,000

 

 

 

925,000

 

 

 

675,000

 

Other borrowings

 

161,700

 

 

 

183,762

 

 

 

183,762

 

Accounts payable and other liabilities

 

199,130

 

 

 

237,812

 

 

 

231,582

 

Total liabilities

 

17,754,456

 

 

 

17,571,521

 

 

 

17,308,944

 

STOCKHOLDERSʼ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.10 par value, 223,663,116 shares issued (June 30, 2023 - 179,756,622 shares outstanding; March 31, 2023 - 179,788,698 shares outstanding; and December 31, 2022 - 182,709,059 shares outstanding)

 

22,366

 

 

 

22,366

 

 

 

22,366

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

962,229

 

 

 

959,912

 

 

 

970,722

 

Retained earnings

 

1,733,497

 

 

 

1,688,176

 

 

 

1,644,209

 

Treasury stock, at cost (June 30, 2023 - 43,906,494 shares; March 31, 2023 - 43,874,418 shares; December 31, 2022 - 40,954,057 shares)

 

(547,706

)

 

 

(547,311

)

 

 

(506,979

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(772,387

)

 

 

(717,550

)

 

 

(804,778

)

Total stockholdersʼ equity

 

1,397,999

 

 

 

1,405,593

 

 

 

1,325,540

 

Total liabilities and stockholdersʼ equity

$

19,152,455

 

 

$

18,977,114

 

 

$

18,634,484

 

Table 2 – Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

Six-Month Period Ended

 

June 30, 2023

March 31, 2023

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2023

June 30, 2022

(In thousands, except per share information)

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

$

252,204

 

$

242,396

 

$

208,625

 

$

494,600

 

$

406,479

 

Interest expense

 

52,389

 

 

41,511

 

 

12,439

 

 

93,900

 

 

24,669

 

Net interest income

 

199,815

 

 

200,885

 

 

196,186

 

 

400,700

 

 

381,810

 

Provision for credit losses - expense (benefit):

 

 

 

 

 

Loans

 

20,770

 

 

16,256

 

 

12,665

 

 

37,026

 

 

(4,324

)

Unfunded loan commitments

 

721

 

 

(105

)

 

812

 

 

616

 

 

634

 

Debt securities

 

739

 

 

(649

)

 

(3,474

)

 

90

 

 

(109

)

Provision for credit losses - expense (benefit)

 

22,230

 

 

15,502

 

 

10,003

 

 

37,732

 

 

(3,799

)

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

 

177,585

 

 

185,383

 

 

186,183

 

 

362,968

 

 

385,609

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest income:

 

 

 

 

 

Service charges and fees on deposit accounts

 

9,287

 

 

9,541

 

 

9,466

 

 

18,828

 

 

18,829

 

Mortgage banking activities

 

2,860

 

 

2,812

 

 

4,082

 

 

5,672

 

 

9,288

 

Card and processing income

 

11,135

 

 

10,918

 

 

10,300

 

 

22,053

 

 

19,981

 

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

 

1,605

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

1,605

 

 

-

 

Other non-interest income

 

11,384

 

 

9,247

 

 

7,093

 

 

20,631

 

 

15,701

 

Total non-interest income

 

36,271

 

 

32,518

 

 

30,941

 

 

68,789

 

 

63,799

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Employees’ compensation and benefits

 

54,314

 

 

56,422

 

 

51,304

 

 

110,736

 

 

100,858

 

Occupancy and equipment

 

21,097

 

 

21,186

 

 

21,505

 

 

42,283

 

 

43,891

 

Business promotion

 

4,167

 

 

3,975

 

 

4,042

 

 

8,142

 

 

7,505

 

Professional service fees

 

11,596

 

 

11,973

 

 

12,036

 

 

23,569

 

 

22,630

 

Taxes, other than income taxes

 

5,124

 

 

5,112

 

 

4,689

 

 

10,236

 

 

9,707

 

Insurance and supervisory fees

 

4,495

 

 

4,501

 

 

3,769

 

 

8,996

 

 

7,677

 

Net gain on OREO operations

 

(1,984

)

 

(1,996

)

 

(1,485

)

 

(3,980

)

 

(2,205

)

Credit and debit card processing expenses

 

6,540

 

 

5,318

 

 

5,843

 

 

11,858

 

 

9,964

 

Other non-interest expenses

 

7,568

 

 

8,777

 

 

6,623

 

 

16,345

 

 

14,958

 

Total non-interest expenses

 

112,917

 

 

115,268

 

 

108,326

 

 

228,185

 

 

214,985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

100,939

 

 

102,633

 

 

108,798

 

 

203,572

 

 

234,423

 

Income tax expense

 

30,284

 

 

31,935

 

 

34,103

 

 

62,219

 

 

77,128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

70,655

 

$

70,698

 

$

74,695

 

$

141,353

 

$

157,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

70,655

 

$

70,698

 

$

74,695

 

$

141,353

 

$

157,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.39

 

$

0.39

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.79

 

$

0.80

 

Diluted

$

0.39

 

$

0.39

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.78

 

$

0.80

 

Table 3 – Selected Financial Data

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

Six-Month Period Ended

 

 

June 30, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

(Shares in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Common Share Results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings per share - basic

 

$

0.39

 

$

0.39

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.79

 

$

0.80

 

Net earnings per share - diluted

 

$

0.39

 

$

0.39

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.78

 

$

0.80

 

Cash dividends declared

 

$

0.14

 

$

0.14

 

$

0.12

 

$

0.28

 

$

0.22

 

Average shares outstanding

 

 

178,926

 

 

180,215

 

 

194,405

 

 

179,567

 

 

196,257

 

Average shares outstanding diluted

 

 

179,277

 

 

181,236

 

 

195,366

 

 

180,253

 

 

197,441

 

Book value per common share

 

$

7.78

 

$

7.82

 

$

8.13

 

$

7.78

 

$

8.13

 

Tangible book value per common share (1)

 

$

7.47

 

$

7.50

 

$

7.80

 

$

7.47

 

$

7.80

 

Common Stock Price: End of period

 

$

12.22

 

$

11.42

 

$

12.91

 

$

12.22

 

$

12.91

 

Selected Financial Ratios (In Percent):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profitability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on Average Assets

 

 

1.51

 

 

1.55

 

 

1.52

 

 

1.53

 

 

1.59

 

Return on Average Common Equity

 

 

19.66

 

 

21.00

 

 

17.82

 

 

20.31

 

 

17.18

 

Interest Rate Spread (2)

 

 

3.58

 

 

3.84

 

 

4.01

 

 

3.71

 

 

3.89

 

Net Interest Margin (2)

 

 

4.35

 

 

4.48

 

 

4.19

 

 

4.42

 

 

4.08

 

Efficiency ratio (3)

 

 

47.83

 

 

49.39

 

 

47.69

 

 

48.60

 

 

48.25

 

Capital and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Total Equity to Average Total Assets

 

 

7.67

 

 

7.36

 

 

8.52

 

 

7.52

 

 

9.24

 

Total capital

 

 

19.15

 

 

19.02

 

 

19.98

 

 

19.15

 

 

19.98

 

Common equity Tier 1 capital

 

 

16.64

 

 

16.33

 

 

17.23

 

 

16.64

 

 

17.23

 

Tier 1 capital

 

 

16.64

 

 

16.33

 

 

17.23

 

 

16.64

 

 

17.23

 

Leverage

 

 

10.73

 

 

10.57

 

 

10.18

 

 

10.73

 

 

10.18

 

Tangible common equity ratio (1)

 

 

7.03

 

 

7.12

 

 

7.67

 

 

7.03

 

 

7.67

 

Dividend payout ratio

 

 

35.45

 

 

35.69

 

 

31.23

 

 

35.57

 

 

27.45

 

Basic liquidity ratio (4)

 

 

21.82

 

 

21.42

 

 

28.84

 

 

21.82

 

 

28.84

 

Core liquidity ratio (5)

 

 

16.70

 

 

16.77

 

 

23.11

 

 

16.70

 

 

23.11

 

Loan to deposit ratio

 

 

69.76

 

 

72.22

 

 

65.52

 

 

69.76

 

 

65.52

 

Uninsured deposits, excluding fully collateralized deposits, to total deposits

 

 

28.79

 

 

30.13

 

 

31.89

 

 

28.79

 

 

31.89

 

Asset Quality:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses for loans and finance leases to total loans held for investment

 

 

2.28

 

 

2.29

 

 

2.25

 

 

2.28

 

 

2.25

 

Net charge-offs (annualized) to average loans outstanding

 

 

0.67

 

 

0.46

 

 

0.21

 

 

0.56

 

 

0.23

 

Provision for credit losses for loans and finance leases - expense (benefit) to net charge-offs

 

 

107.73

 

 

122.51

 

 

212.50

 

 

113.76

 

 

(34.44

)

Non-performing assets to total assets

 

 

0.63

 

 

0.68

 

 

0.76

 

 

0.63

 

 

0.76

 

Nonaccrual loans held for investment to total loans held for investment

 

 

0.70

 

 

0.77

 

 

0.88

 

 

0.70

 

 

0.88

 

Allowance for credit losses for loans and finance leases to total nonaccrual loans held for investment

 

 

325.60

 

 

297.91

 

 

254.42

 

 

325.60

 

 

254.42

 

Allowance for credit losses for loans and finance leases to total nonaccrual loans held for investment, excluding residential estate loans

 

 

547.60

 

 

503.62

 

 

462.48

 

 

547.60

 

 

462.48

 

(1)

Non-GAAP financial measures (as defined above). Refer to Statement of Financial Condition above and Table 4 below for additional information about the components and a reconciliation of these measures.

(2)

On a tax-equivalent basis and excluding changes in the fair value of derivative instruments (non-GAAP financial measure). Refer to Non-GAAP Disclosures above for additional information and a reconciliation of these measures.

(3)

Non-interest expenses to the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.

(4)

Defined as the sum of cash and cash equivalents, free high quality liquid assets that could be liquidated within one day, and available secured lines of credit with the FHLB to total assets.

(5)

Defined as the sum of cash and cash equivalents and free high quality liquid assets that could be liquidated within one day to total assets.

Table 4 – Reconciliation of Net Interest Income to Net Interest Income Excluding Valuations and on a Tax-Equivalent Basis

The following table reconciles net interest income in accordance with GAAP to net interest income excluding valuations, and net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis for the second and first quarters of 2023, the second quarter of 2022 and the six-month periods ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The table also reconciles net interest spread and net interest margin to these items excluding valuations, and on a tax-equivalent basis.

Quarter Ended

 

Six-Month Period Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

June 30, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

June 30,2022

 

 

June 30,2023

 

June 30,2022

Net Interest Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income - GAAP

$

252,204

 

 

$

242,396

 

 

$

208,625

 

 

 

$

494,600

 

 

$

406,479

 

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments

 

(3

)

 

 

6

 

 

 

(9

)

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

(24

)

Interest income excluding valuations non-GAAP

 

252,201

 

 

 

242,402

 

 

 

208,616

 

 

 

 

494,603

 

 

 

406,455

 

Tax-equivalent adjustment

 

5,540

 

 

 

6,347

 

 

 

9,389

 

 

 

 

11,887

 

 

 

16,608

 

Interest income on a tax-equivalent basis and excluding valuations non-GAAP

$

257,741

 

 

$

248,749

 

 

$

218,005

 

 

 

$

506,490

 

 

$

423,063

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense - GAAP

$

52,389

 

 

$

41,511

 

 

$

12,439

 

 

 

$

93,900

 

 

$

24,669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income - GAAP

$

199,815

 

 

$

200,885

 

 

$

196,186

 

 

 

$

400,700

 

 

$

381,810

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income excluding valuations - non-GAAP

$

199,812

 

 

$

200,891

 

 

$

196,177

 

 

 

$

400,703

 

 

$

381,786

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis and excluding valuations - non-GAAP

$

205,352

 

 

$

207,238

 

 

$

205,566

 

 

 

$

412,590

 

 

$

398,394

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Balances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans and leases

$

11,591,516

 

 

$

11,519,399

 

 

$

11,102,310

 

 

 

$

11,555,659

 

 

$

11,104,571

 

Total securities, other short-term investments and interest-bearing cash balances

 

7,333,989

 

 

 

7,232,347

 

 

 

8,568,022

 

 

 

 

7,283,450

 

 

 

8,607,337

 

Average Interest-Earning Assets

$

18,925,505

 

 

$

18,751,746

 

 

$

19,670,332

 

 

 

$

18,839,109

 

 

$

19,711,908

 

Average Interest-Bearing Liabilities

$

11,176,385

 

 

$

10,957,892

 

 

$

11,567,228

 

 

 

$

11,067,741

 

 

$

11,390,486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Yield/Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average yield on interest-earning assets - GAAP

 

5.35

%

 

 

5.24

%

 

 

4.25

%

 

 

 

5.29

%

 

 

4.16

%

Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities - GAAP

 

1.88

%

 

 

1.54

%

 

 

0.43

%

 

 

 

1.71

%

 

 

0.44

%

Net interest spread - GAAP

 

3.47

%

 

 

3.70

%

 

 

3.82

%

 

 

 

3.58

%

 

 

3.72

%

Net interest margin - GAAP

 

4.23

%

 

 

4.34

%

 

 

4.00

%

 

 

 

4.29

%

 

 

3.91

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average yield on interest-earning assets excluding valuations - non-GAAP

 

5.35

%

 

 

5.24

%

 

 

4.25

%

 

 

 

5.29

%

 

 

4.16

%

Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities excluding valuations - non-GAAP

 

1.88

%

 

 

1.54

%

 

 

0.43

%

 

 

 

1.71

%

 

 

0.44

%

Net interest spread excluding valuations - non-GAAP

 

3.47

%

 

 

3.70

%

 

 

3.82

%

 

 

 

3.58

%

 

 

3.72

%

Net interest margin excluding valuations - non-GAAP

 

4.23

%

 

 

4.34

%

 

 

4.00

%

 

 

 

4.29

%

 

 

3.91

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average yield on interest-earning assets on a tax-equivalent basis and excluding valuations - non-GAAP

 

5.46

%

 

 

5.38

%

 

 

4.45

%

 

 

 

5.42

%

 

 

4.33

%

Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities

 

1.88

%

 

 

1.54

%

 

 

0.43

%

 

 

 

1.71

%

 

 

0.44

%

Net interest spread on a tax-equivalent basis and excluding valuations - non-GAAP

 

3.58

%

 

 

3.84

%

 

 

4.01

%

 

 

 

3.71

%

 

 

3.89

%

Net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis and excluding valuations - non-GAAP

 

4.35

%

 

 

4.48

%

 

 

4.19

%

 

 

 

4.42

%

 

 

4.08

%

Table 5 – Quarterly Statement of Average Interest-Earning Assets and Average Interest-Bearing Liabilities (On a Tax-Equivalent Basis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Volume

 

Interest income (1) / expense

 

Average Rate (1)

Quarter Ended

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

2023

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market and other short-term investments

$

617,356

 

$

404,249

 

$

1,530,353

 

$

7,880

 

$

4,650

 

$

2,873

 

5.12

%

 

4.67

%

 

0.75

%

Government obligations (2)

 

2,909,204

 

 

2,909,976

 

 

2,922,226

 

 

10,973

 

 

10,765

 

 

10,090

 

1.51

%

 

1.50

%

 

1.38

%

Mortgage-backed securities

 

3,757,425

 

 

3,864,145

 

 

4,081,573

 

 

17,087

 

 

19,396

 

 

22,804

 

1.82

%

 

2.04

%

 

2.24

%

FHLB stock

 

36,265

 

 

40,838

 

 

21,275

 

 

780

 

 

421

 

 

251

 

8.63

%

 

4.18

%

 

4.73

%

Other investments

 

13,739

 

 

13,139

 

 

12,595

 

 

58

 

 

139

 

 

12

 

1.69

%

 

4.29

%

 

0.38

%

Total investments (3)

 

7,333,989

 

 

7,232,347

 

 

8,568,022

 

 

36,778

 

 

35,371

 

 

36,030

 

2.01

%

 

1.98

%

 

1.69

%

Residential mortgage loans

 

2,808,465

 

 

2,835,240

 

 

2,891,403

 

 

39,864

 

 

39,794

 

 

40,573

 

5.69

%

 

5.69

%

 

5.63

%

C&I and commercial mortgage loans

 

5,191,040

 

 

5,167,727

 

 

5,054,223

 

 

89,290

 

 

85,885

 

 

64,500

 

6.90

%

 

6.74

%

 

5.12

%

Construction loans

 

149,783

 

 

146,041

 

 

124,070

 

 

2,903

 

 

2,676

 

 

1,768

 

7.77

%

 

7.43

%

 

5.72

%

Finance leases

 

769,316

 

 

735,500

 

 

617,399

 

 

14,714

 

 

13,809

 

 

11,410

 

7.67

%

 

7.61

%

 

7.41

%

Consumer loans

 

2,672,912

 

 

2,634,891

 

 

2,415,215

 

 

74,192

 

 

71,214

 

 

63,724

 

11.13

%

 

10.96

%

 

10.58

%

Total loans (4) (5)

 

11,591,516

 

 

11,519,399

 

 

11,102,310

 

 

220,963

 

 

213,378

 

 

181,975

 

7.65

%

 

7.51

%

 

6.57

%

Total interest-earning assets

$

18,925,505

 

$

18,751,746

 

$

19,670,332

 

$

257,741

 

$

248,749

 

$

218,005

 

5.46

%

 

5.38

%

 

4.45

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time deposits

$

2,511,504

 

$

2,342,360

 

$

2,202,228

 

$

15,667

 

$

10,782

 

$

3,838

 

2.50

%

 

1.87

%

 

0.70

%

Brokered CDs

 

333,557

 

 

166,698

 

 

76,790

 

 

3,761

 

 

1,587

 

 

404

 

4.52

%

 

3.86

%

 

2.11

%

Other interest-bearing deposits

 

7,517,995

 

 

7,544,901

 

 

8,704,448

 

 

22,176

 

 

17,516

 

 

3,452

 

1.18

%

 

0.94

%

 

0.16

%

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

 

101,397

 

 

91,004

 

 

200,000

 

 

1,328

 

 

1,069

 

 

1,972

 

5.25

%

 

4.76

%

 

3.95

%

Advances from the FHLB

 

534,231

 

 

629,167

 

 

200,000

 

 

6,048

 

 

7,176

 

 

1,075

 

4.54

%

 

4.63

%

 

2.16

%

Other borrowings

 

177,701

 

 

183,762

 

 

183,762

 

 

3,409

 

 

3,381

 

 

1,698

 

7.69

%

 

7.46

%

 

3.71

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

$

11,176,385

 

$

10,957,892

 

$

11,567,228

 

$

52,389

 

$

41,511

 

$

12,439

 

1.88

%

 

1.54

%

 

0.43

%

Net interest income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

205,352

 

$

207,238

 

$

205,566

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.58

%

 

3.84

%

 

4.01

%

Net interest margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.35

%

 

4.48

%

 

4.19

%

(1)

On a tax-equivalent basis. The tax-equivalent yield was estimated by dividing the interest rate spread on exempt assets by 1 less the Puerto Rico statutory tax rate of 37.5% and adding to it the cost of interest-bearing liabilities. When adjusted to a tax-equivalent basis, yields on taxable and exempt assets are comparable. Changes in the fair value of derivative instruments are excluded from interest income because the changes in valuation do not affect interest paid or received. Refer to Non-GAAP Disclosures and Table 4 above for additional information and a reconciliation of these measures.

(2)

Government obligations include debt issued by government-sponsored agencies.

(3)

Unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale debt securities are excluded from the average volumes.

(4)

Average loan balances include the average of non-performing loans.

(5)

Interest income on loans includes $2.9 million, $3.1 million, and $3.0 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2023, March 31, 2023, and June 30, 2022, respectively, of income from prepayment penalties and late fees related to the Corporation’s loan portfolio.

Table 6 – Year-to-Date Statement of Average Interest-Earning Assets and Average Interest-Bearing Liabilities (On a Tax-Equivalent Basis)

 

 

Average Volume

 

Interest income (1) / expense

 

Average Rate (1)

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market and other short-term investments

$

511,392

 

$

1,682,216

 

$

12,530

 

$

3,693

 

4.94

%

 

0.44

%

Government obligations (2)

 

2,909,587

 

 

2,829,675

 

 

21,738

 

 

18,322

 

1.51

%

 

1.31

%

Mortgage-backed securities

 

3,810,491

 

 

4,061,883

 

 

36,483

 

 

42,224

 

1.93

%

 

2.10

%

FHLB stock

 

38,539

 

 

21,370

 

 

1,201

 

 

538

 

6.28

%

 

5.08

%

Other investments

 

13,441

 

 

12,193

 

 

197

 

 

33

 

2.96

%

 

0.55

%

Total investments (3)

 

7,283,450

 

 

8,607,337

 

 

72,149

 

 

64,810

 

2.00

%

 

1.52

%

Residential mortgage loans

 

2,821,779

 

 

2,926,236

 

 

79,658

 

 

81,260

 

5.69

%

 

5.60

%

C&I and commercial mortgage loans

 

5,179,448

 

 

5,078,910

 

 

175,175

 

 

126,504

 

6.82

%

 

5.02

%

Construction loans

 

147,923

 

 

119,427

 

 

5,579

 

 

3,292

 

7.61

%

 

5.56

%

Finance leases

 

752,501

 

 

602,880

 

 

28,523

 

 

22,322

 

7.64

%

 

7.47

%

Consumer loans

 

2,654,008

 

 

2,377,118

 

 

145,406

 

 

124,875

 

11.05

%

 

10.59

%

Total loans (4) (5)

 

11,555,659

 

 

11,104,571

 

 

434,341

 

 

358,253

 

7.58

%

 

6.51

%

Total interest-earning assets

$

18,839,109

 

$

19,711,908

 

$

506,490

 

$

423,063

 

5.42

%

 

4.33

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time deposits

$

2,427,399

 

$

2,282,192

 

$

26,449

 

$

8,259

 

2.20

%

 

0.73

%

Brokered CDs

 

250,588

 

 

84,210

 

 

5,348

 

 

881

 

4.30

%

 

2.11

%

Other interest-bearing deposits

 

7,531,374

 

 

8,419,880

 

 

39,692

 

 

6,206

 

1.06

%

 

0.15

%

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

 

96,229

 

 

220,442

 

 

2,397

 

 

4,154

 

5.02

%

 

3.80

%

Advances from the FHLB

 

581,436

 

 

200,000

 

 

13,224

 

 

2,138

 

4.59

%

 

2.16

%

Other borrowings

 

180,715

 

 

183,762

 

 

6,790

 

 

3,031

 

7.58

%

 

3.33

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

$

11,067,741

 

$

11,390,486

 

$

93,900

 

$

24,669

 

1.71

%

 

0.44

%

Net interest income

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

412,590

 

$

398,394

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.71

%

 

3.89

%

Net interest margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.42

%

 

4.08

%

(1)

On a tax-equivalent basis. The tax-equivalent yield was estimated by dividing the interest rate spread on exempt assets by 1 less the Puerto Rico statutory tax rate of 37.5% and adding to it the cost of interest-bearing liabilities. When adjusted to a tax-equivalent basis, yields on taxable and exempt assets are comparable. Changes in the fair value of derivative instruments are excluded from interest income because the changes in valuation do not affect interest paid or received. Refer to Non-GAAP Disclosures and Table 4 above for additional information and a reconciliation of these measures.

(2)

Government obligations include debt issued by government-sponsored agencies.

(3)

Unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale debt securities are excluded from the average volumes.

(4)

Average loan balances include the average of non-performing loans.

(5)

Interest income on loans includes $6.0 million and $5.6 million for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, of income from prepayment penalties and late fees related to the Corporation's loan portfolio.

Table 7 – Loan Portfolio by Geography

 

 

As of June 30,2023

 

Puerto Rico

 

Virgin Islands

 

United States

 

Consolidated

(In thousands)

 

 

Residential mortgage loans

$

2,179,539

 

$

172,771

 

$

441,480

 

$

2,793,790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial mortgage loans

 

1,734,514

 

 

65,775

 

 

519,780

 

 

2,320,069

Commercial and Industrial loans

 

1,902,803

 

 

108,971

 

 

934,427

 

 

2,946,201

Construction loans

 

65,427

 

 

3,792

 

 

94,779

 

 

163,998

Commercial loans

 

3,702,744

 

 

178,538

 

 

1,548,986

 

 

5,430,268

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance leases

 

790,711

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

790,711

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer loans

 

2,630,665

 

 

66,078

 

 

7,803

 

 

2,704,546

Loans held for investment

 

9,303,659

 

 

417,387

 

 

1,998,269

 

 

11,719,315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans held for sale

 

14,094

 

 

201

 

 

-

 

 

14,295

Total loans

$

9,317,753

 

$

417,588

 

$

1,998,269

 

$

11,733,610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of March 31, 2023

 

Puerto Rico

 

Virgin Islands

 

United States

 

Consolidated

(In thousands)

 

 

Residential mortgage loans

$

2,205,659

 

$

176,123

 

$

429,746

 

$

2,811,528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial mortgage loans

 

1,766,479

 

 

62,694

 

 

524,486

 

 

2,353,659

Commercial and Industrial loans

 

1,872,215

 

 

69,013

 

 

920,961

 

 

2,862,189

Construction loans

 

44,297

 

 

3,898

 

 

95,469

 

 

143,664

Commercial loans

 

3,682,991

 

 

135,605

 

 

1,540,916

 

 

5,359,512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance leases

 

755,482

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

755,482

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer loans

 

2,579,532

 

 

63,231

 

 

8,700

 

 

2,651,463

Loans held for investment

 

9,223,664

 

 

374,959

 

 

1,979,362

 

 

11,577,985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans held for sale

 

14,830

 

 

-

 

 

353

 

 

15,183

Total loans

$

9,238,494

 

$

374,959

 

$

1,979,715

 

$

11,593,168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2022

 

Puerto Rico

 

Virgin Islands

 

United States

 

Consolidated

(In thousands)

 

 

Residential mortgage loans

$

2,237,983

 

$

179,917

 

$

429,390

 

$

2,847,290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial mortgage loans

 

1,768,890

 

 

65,314

 

 

524,647

 

 

2,358,851

Commercial and Industrial loans

 

1,791,235

 

 

68,874

 

 

1,026,154

 

 

2,886,263

Construction loans

 

30,529

 

 

4,243

 

 

98,181

 

 

132,953

Commercial loans

 

3,590,654

 

 

138,431

 

 

1,648,982

 

 

5,378,067

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance leases

 

718,230

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

718,230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer loans

 

2,537,840

 

 

61,419

 

 

9,979

 

 

2,609,238

Loans held for investment

 

9,084,707

 

 

379,767

 

 

2,088,351

 

 

11,552,825

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans held for sale

 

12,306

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

12,306

Total loans

$

9,097,013

 

$

379,767

 

$

2,088,351

 

$

11,565,131

Table 8 – Non-Performing Assets by Geography

 

 

 

 

As of June 30,2023

(In thousands)

 

Puerto Rico

 

Virgin Islands

 

United States

 

Total

Nonaccrual loans held for investment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage

 

$

20,047

 

$

5,767

 

$

7,438

 

$

33,252

Commercial mortgage

 

 

13,337

 

 

8,199

 

 

-

 

 

21,536

Commercial and Industrial

 

 

5,808

 

 

1,119

 

 

2,267

 

 

9,194

Construction

 

 

703

 

 

974

 

 

-

 

 

1,677

Consumer and finance leases

 

 

15,874

 

 

379

 

 

109

 

 

16,362

Total nonaccrual loans held for investment

 

 

55,769

 

 

16,438

 

 

9,814

 

 

82,021

OREO

 

 

27,107

 

 

4,464

 

 

-

 

 

31,571

Other repossessed property

 

 

5,226

 

 

168

 

 

10

 

 

5,404

Other assets (1)

 

 

2,111

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

2,111

Total non-performing assets (2)

 

$

90,213

 

$

21,070

 

$

9,824

 

$

121,107

Past due loans 90 days and still accruing (3)

 

$

60,964

 

$

2,108

 

$

139

 

$

63,211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of March 31, 2023

(In thousands)

 

Puerto Rico

 

Virgin Islands

 

United States

 

Total

Nonaccrual loans held for investment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage

 

$

22,924

 

$

6,069

 

$

7,417

 

$

36,410

Commercial mortgage

 

 

13,677

 

 

7,921

 

 

-

 

 

21,598

Commercial and Industrial

 

 

4,589

 

 

1,163

 

 

7,652

 

 

13,404

Construction

 

 

737

 

 

1,057

 

 

-

 

 

1,794

Consumer and finance leases

 

 

15,483

 

 

306

 

 

147

 

 

15,936

Total nonaccrual loans held for investment

 

 

57,410

 

 

16,516

 

 

15,216

 

 

89,142

OREO

 

 

28,323

 

 

4,539

 

 

-

 

 

32,862

Other repossessed property

 

 

4,620

 

 

112

 

 

11

 

 

4,743

Other assets (1)

 

 

2,203

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

2,203

Total non-performing assets (2)

 

$

92,556

 

$

21,167

 

$

15,227

 

$

128,950

Past due loans 90 days and still accruing (3)

 

$

72,000

 

$

2,380

 

$

-

 

$

74,380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2022

(In thousands)

 

Puerto Rico

 

Virgin Islands

 

United States

 

Total

Nonaccrual loans held for investment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage

 

$

28,857

 

$

6,614

 

$

7,301

 

$

42,772

Commercial mortgage

 

 

14,341

 

 

7,978

 

 

-

 

 

22,319

Commercial and Industrial

 

 

5,859

 

 

1,179

 

 

792

 

 

7,830

Construction

 

 

831

 

 

1,377

 

 

-

 

 

2,208

Consumer and finance leases

 

 

14,142

 

 

469

 

 

195

 

 

14,806

Total nonaccrual loans held for investment

 

 

64,030

 

 

17,617

 

 

8,288

 

 

89,935

OREO

 

 

28,135

 

 

3,475

 

 

31

 

 

31,641

Other repossessed property

 

 

5,275

 

 

76

 

 

29

 

 

5,380

Other assets (1)

 

 

2,202

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

2,202

Total non-performing assets (2)

 

$

99,642

 

$

21,168

 

$

8,348

 

$

129,158

Past due loans 90 days and still accruing (3)

 

$

76,417

 

$

4,100

 

$

-

 

$

80,517

(1)

Residential pass-through MBS issued by the PRHFA held as part of the available-for-sale debt securities portfolio.

(2)

Excludes PCD loans previously accounted for under ASC Subtopic 310-30 for which the Corporation made the accounting policy election of maintaining pools of loans as “units of account” both at the time of adoption of CECL on January 1, 2020 and on an ongoing basis for credit loss measurement. These loans will continue to be excluded from nonaccrual loan statistics as long as the Corporation can reasonably estimate the timing and amount of cash flows expected to be collected on the loan pools. The portion of such loans contractually past due 90 days or more amounted to $9.5 million as of June 30, 2023 (March 31, 2023 - $10.4 million; December 31, 2022 - $12.0 million).

(3)

These include rebooked loans, which were previously pooled into GNMA securities, amounting to $6.5 million as of June 30, 2023 (March 31, 2023 - $7.1 million; December 31, 2022 - $10.3 million). Under the GNMA program, the Corporation has the option but not the obligation to repurchase loans that meet GNMA's specified delinquency criteria. For accounting purposes, the loans subject to the repurchase option are required to be reflected on the financial statements with an offsetting liability.

Table 9 – Allowance for Credit Losses on Loans and Finance Leases

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

Six-Month Period Ended

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2023

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses on loans and finance leases, beginning of period

$

265,567

 

 

$

260,464

 

 

$

245,447

 

 

$

260,464

 

 

$

269,030

 

Impact of adoption of ASU 2022-02

 

-

 

 

 

2,116

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,116

 

 

 

-

 

Provision for credit losses on loans and finance leases expense (benefit)

 

20,770

 

 

 

16,256

 

 

 

12,665

 

 

 

37,026

 

 

 

(4,324

)

Net (charge-offs) recoveries of loans and finance leases:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage

 

(389

)

 

 

(486

)

 

 

(792

)

 

 

(875

)

 

 

(1,938

)

Commercial mortgage

 

(32

)

 

 

150

 

 

 

1,216

 

 

 

118

 

 

 

1,223

 

Commercial and Industrial

 

(6,218

)

 

 

(28

)

 

 

521

 

 

 

(6,246

)

 

 

1,266

 

Construction

 

371

 

 

 

63

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

434

 

 

 

35

 

Consumer loans and finance leases

 

(13,011

)

 

 

(12,968

)

 

 

(6,932

)

 

 

(25,979

)

 

 

(13,140

)

Net charge-offs

 

(19,279

)

 

 

(13,269

)

 

 

(5,960

)

 

 

(32,548

)

 

 

(12,554

)

Allowance for credit losses on loans and finance leases, end of period

$

267,058

 

 

$

265,567

 

 

$

252,152

 

 

$

267,058

 

 

$

252,152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses on loans and finance leases to period end total loans held for investment

 

2.28

%

 

 

2.29

%

 

 

2.25

%

 

 

2.28

%

 

 

2.25

%

Net charge-offs (annualized) to average loans outstanding during the period

 

0.67

%

 

 

0.46

%

 

 

0.21

%

 

 

0.56

%

 

 

0.23

%

Provision for credit losses on loans and finance leases expense (benefit) to net charge-offs during the period

 

1.08x

 

 

1.23x

 

 

2.13x

 

 

1.14x

 

 

-0.34x

Table 10 – Annualized Net Charge-Offs (Recoveries) to Average Loans

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

Six-Month Period Ended

 

June 30, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2023

 

June 30, 2022

Residential mortgage

0.06

%

 

0.07

%

 

0.11

%

 

0.06

%

 

0.13

%

Commercial mortgage

0.01

%

 

-0.03

%

 

-0.22

%

 

-0.01

%

 

-0.11

%

Commercial and Industrial

0.87

%

 

0.00

%

 

-0.07

%

 

0.44

%

 

-0.09

%

Construction

-0.99

%

 

-0.17

%

 

-0.09

%

 

-0.59

%

 

-0.06

%

Consumer loans and finance leases

1.51

%

 

1.54

%

 

0.91

%

 

1.53

%

 

0.88

%

Total loans

0.67

%

 

0.46

%

 

0.21

%

 

0.56

%

 

0.23

%

Table 11 – Deposits

 

 

As of

 

June 30, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

Time deposits

$

2,680,250

 

$

2,418,611

 

$

2,250,876

Interest-bearing saving and checking accounts

 

7,901,599

 

 

7,356,145

 

 

7,673,881

Non-interest-bearing deposits

 

5,874,261

 

 

6,024,304

 

 

6,112,884

Total deposits, excluding brokered CDs (1)

 

16,456,110