Berkshire Hills Reports Earnings Per Share Growth

Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 7:30 AM EDT

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) today reported that third quarter 2021 earnings per share increased year-over-year by 212% to $1.31 compared to $0.42 in 2020, and compared to $0.43 in the prior quarter.  Results in the most recent quarter included $0.78 per share in net non-operating income, consisting primarily of net gains on the sales of the assets and operations of the Company's insurance subsidiary and Berkshire Bank's Mid-Atlantic branches. Excluding these amounts, Berkshire's non-GAAP measure of third quarter adjusted net income totaled $0.53 per share, which was unchanged from the prior year and up 20% from $0.44 in the prior quarter. Results in the most recent quarter included a $4 million benefit ($0.06 per share after-tax) to the provision for credit losses. Per share earnings also benefited in the most recent quarter from the completion of the 2.5 million share repurchase program that was approved by the Board in April 2021.

(PRNewsfoto/Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.)
(PRNewsfoto/Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.)

THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Comparisons are to the prior year unless otherwise stated; non-GAAP measures are reconciled on pages F-9 and F-10).

  • $52 million net gain on the sale of insurance and Mid-Atlantic branch operations
  • 4% increase in total non-interest income excluding gains/(losses)
  • 66% decrease in net loan charge-offs to $2 million
  • $4 million benefit to credit loss provision expense due to a release of credit loss allowance
  • 72% reduction in wholesale funding to 4% of assets, including prepayment of most Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings (period-end balance)
  • Deposit costs down year-over-year to 0.22% from 0.61%
  • Stock repurchases of 1,755,058 shares (3.5% of outstanding stock)
  • Returned $54 million of capital to shareholders through buybacks and dividends amounting to 211% of adjusted net income

CEO Nitin Mhatre stated, "These solid results reflect the growing momentum associated with the second-quarter rollout of Berkshire's Exciting Strategic Transformation (BEST). This comprehensive transformation plan, designed to enhance value for all our stakeholders, has already led to improved focus on our long-term efficiency, our customers, and our communities."

"Exiting our Mid-Atlantic and insurance operations was a step in optimizing our operations and produced $52 million in net sale gains which bolstered third-quarter income. We completed our 2.5 million share repurchase program far ahead of the authorized time, returning a total of nearly $75 million in excess capital to shareholders through the repurchase of approximately 5% of our shares.  We're well positioned to support other BEST initiatives in development including our recently announced consumer lending partnership with the fin-tech Upstart.  We also announced our BEST Community Comeback initiative that will lend and invest to strengthen the economic health of our communities, an industry-leading commitment given the relative size of the program and our organization. We continued to record strong deposit growth during the quarter and our expanded banking teams are focused on building loan origination volumes."

Mr. Mhatre concluded: "Key measures of asset quality improved as our markets continue to recover from pandemic conditions and we are prepared to profitably serve that recovery. We announced further refreshment of our board of directors, welcoming David Brunelle into the position of Board Chair and Jeffrey Kip as a new director. And we're experiencing continued strong interest from customers and added several experienced, market-facing professionals to our team, demonstrating the value of our focus on social responsibility and strategy as other institutions focus on mergers."

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Earnings:  Third quarter GAAP earnings per share (EPS) increased in 2021 to $1.31 from $0.42 in 2020, and from $0.43 in the second quarter of 2021. The increase in EPS was primarily due to the gains recorded on the sale in the most recent quarter of insurance operations and the Mid-Atlantic branches. Adjusted EPS, a non-GAAP measure which excludes these gains, totaled $0.53 in the third quarter of 2021, which was stable year-over-year and a 20% increase quarter-over-quarter from $0.44. This included a $4 million benefit ($0.06 per share after-tax) to the provision for credit losses on loans in the most recent quarter. For the most recent quarter, GAAP return on equity measured 22.2% and the GAAP return on assets was 2.14%. The non-GAAP measure of adjusted return on equity measured 8.9% and the adjusted return on assets measured 0.86%.

Revenue:   Third quarter net interest income decreased year-over-year by $6 million, or 7%, and by $4 million, or 5%, compared to the linked quarter. The year-over-year change reflected lower loan balances. The quarter-over-quarter change was primarily due to a $3 million decrease in deferred fee income recognized on Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans due to the completion of most loan forgiveness under the SBA guarantee program. It also reflected the 4% quarter-over-quarter decrease in average earning assets, including the impact of the branch sale.

The net interest margin decreased to 2.56% from 2.61% in the third quarter of 2020 and from 2.62% in the linked quarter. The Company further reduced deposits costs, which declined to 0.22% from 0.61% and 0.25% for the above respective periods. For these periods, the cost of funds decreased to 0.31% from 0.73% and 0.36%.

Total third quarter non-interest income excluding gains/(losses) on sales of securities and business operations increased year-over-year by $936 thousand, or 4%, and decreased quarter-over-quarter by $579 thousand, or 3%. In the most recent quarter, Berkshire's SBA lending revenue of $5 million exceeded the record result in the prior quarter due to continued strong volume and margins, and increased from $3 million in the third quarter of 2020.  Wealth management fees increased by 15% year-over-year, and 5% quarter-over-quarter. The Company has recently announced the recruitment of seasoned bankers to support ongoing growth in both of these business lines.  Insurance revenue decreased by $711 thousand quarter-over-quarter following the sale of insurance operations.

Other non-interest revenue declined due to $1.6 million in higher amortization expense related to new tax credit investment projects initiated during the most recent quarter. This was more than offset by the $2.2 million increase in investment tax credit benefits included as a component of income tax expense.

Credit Loss Provision:  Berkshire recorded a $4 million benefit to the third quarter provision, compared to a charge of $1 million in the third quarter of 2020 and no provision in the linked quarter. This resulted from a $4 million release of the credit loss allowance due to stronger expected economic conditions and a reduction in loans and net charge-offs.

Expense: Third quarter non-interest expense decreased by $3.4 million, or 5%, year-over-year and increased quarter-over-quarter by $588 thousand, or 1%, to $69.5 million. These changes were primarily due to changes in merger, restructuring and other non-operating expenses which totaled $1.4 million in the most recent quarter. These charges are excluded from the Company's non-GAAP measure of adjusted non-interest expense. In the third quarter, these charges included $0.9 million related to the prepayment of Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings and $0.5 million of restructuring charges including reclassifying certain real estate premises to held for sale as part of the Company's consolidation of its operations. These initiatives are components of Berkshire's BEST strategic plan for optimizing profitability.

The non-GAAP measure of adjusted non-interest expense increased by 1% year-over-year and decreased by 1% quarter-over-quarter, measuring $68 million in the most recent quarter. These changes were primarily due to changes in professional services during these periods. Total branches have been reduced to 107 offices from 130 at the start of the year. Full time equivalent staff totaled 1,333 positions at period-end, compared to 1,507 positions at the start of the year. The effective income tax rate decreased quarter-over-quarter to 20% from 24% due to the increase in tax credit investments during the quarter. Tax credit investments provided $0.01 in EPS benefit in the most recent quarter, net of the related amortization recorded to non-interest income.

BALANCE SHEET (references are to period-end balances unless otherwise stated)

Assets:  Total assets decreased during the third quarter by $0.4 billion, or 3%, to $11.8 billion due primarily to the sale of the Mid-Atlantic branch operations. The balances for these operations which were reported as held for sale at midyear 2021 included $253 million in loan balances and $633 million in deposit balances. At the third quarter-end, higher period-end payroll deposit balances were invested in short-term investments. Proceeds from third quarter loan runoff helped fund payoffs of borrowings, including prepayments of Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings. The ratio of loans/deposits decreased to 66% from 73% at the start of the quarter. Reflecting the sale gains recorded in the quarter, the ratio of equity/assets increased to 9.9% from 9.6% at the start of the quarter. Common stock  repurchases distributed excess capital released by the reduction in assets. Per share measures of book value and the non-GAAP measure of tangible book value both increased by 4% compared to the start of the quarter.

Loans:  Total period-end loans decreased in the third quarter by $396 million, or 5%, to $6.84 billion.  The $246 million decrease in commercial loans was primarily due to a $127 million reduction in PPP loans and an $88 million reduction in loans outstanding to COVID sensitive commercial borrowers. The PPP loan balance decreased to $46 million from $173 million at the start of the quarter due to payoffs through forgiveness under the SBA guarantee program. Berkshire announced the recruitment of experienced bankers during the quarter as it positions to gain share based on its strong positioning to attract customers as current markets are impacted by merger activities of competitors. Consumer loans decreased by $35 million due primarily to ongoing targeted runoff of indirect auto loans. Residential mortgages decreased by $116 million. The Company is expanding its mortgage lending team and developing correspondent bank sources.

Asset Quality: Asset quality metrics continued to improve toward pre-pandemic levels during the third quarter. Total delinquent and non-accruing loans decreased year-over-year by 33% to $59 million, measuring 0.87% of total loans. Non-accruing loans decreased year-over-year by 22% to $37 million, measuring 0.54% of total loans, due primarily to $10 million in resolutions in the most recent quarter. Total COVID-19 related loan modifications decreased by 34% during the quarter to $65 million, measuring under 1% of period-end loans. The allowance for credit losses on loans decreased by $6 million during the quarter to $113 million, measuring 1.65% of total loans, which was unchanged from midyear.

Deposits and Borrowings:  Total deposits increased in the third quarter by $452 million, or 5%, to $10.4 billion due primarily to a $369 million increase in period-end payroll deposit balances.  Non-interest bearing demand deposit account balances increased by 7%, while higher cost time deposit balances decreased by 6%.  Higher cost senior borrowings decreased by $204 million to $13 million, as most Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings were prepaid near the end of the quarter. Total higher cost wholesale funds decreased year-over-year to 4% of total assets from 12%. Quarter-over-quarter, the cost of deposits decreased to 0.22% from 0.25%, and the cost of funds decreased to 0.31% from 0.36%.

Equity:  During the third quarter, Berkshire repurchased 1.755 million shares, completing the 2.5 million repurchase authorization approved by the Board in April, which totaled approximately 5% of outstanding shares for the full authorization. The third quarter repurchases were made at an average price of $27.33, totaling $48 million. The common equity tier 1 capital ratio increased to an estimated 15.3% from 14.3% in the prior quarter. During the most recent quarter, book value per share increased by 4% to $24.21 and the non-GAAP measure of tangible book value per share increased by 4% to $23.58.

ESG & CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY UPDATE

Berkshire Bank is committed to purpose-driven, community-centered banking that enhances value for all stakeholders as it pursues its vision of being the leading socially responsible community bank. Learn more about the steps Berkshire is taking at berkshirebank.com/csr and in its most recent Corporate Responsibility Report.

Key developments in the quarter include:

  • Launch of the BEST Community Comeback: Berkshire announced its "BEST Community Comeback" a $5 billion multi-year ESG and community commitment to fuel resilience and strengthen local communities. The multi-year plan focuses on four key areas: fueling small businesses, community financing and philanthropy, financial access and empowerment, and funding environmental sustainability. Additional information can be found at berkshirebank.com/comeback.
  • Xtraordinary Day: As a kickoff to the Bank's "BEST Community Comeback," Berkshire Bank hosted its 5th annual "Xtraordinary Day of Service." Berkshire Bank employees were deployed in a virtual setting, volunteering for causes that support the small business ecosystem, equity and inclusion and basic community needs. More than 75% of Berkshire's workforce participated in the day.
  • Current ESG Performance: The Company continued to improve its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings, generally outperforming peers. As of September 30, 2021 the Company received ratings of: MSCI ESG- BBB; ISS ESG Quality Score - Environment: 2, Social: 1, Governance: 2; and Bloomberg ESG Disclosure- 47.81. The Company is also rated by Sustainalytics.

INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL AND INVESTOR PRESENTATION

Berkshire will post an investor presentation at its website at ir.berkshirebank.com with additional financial information and other information about the quarter.

Berkshire will conduct a conference call/webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 21, 2021 to discuss results for the quarter and provide guidance about expected future results. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call using the following link:

Callers who pre-register will be given dial-in instructions and a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call. Participants may pre-register at any time prior to the call and will immediately receive simple instructions via email.  Additionally, participants may reach the registration link and access the webcast by logging in through the investor relations section of Berkshire's website at ir.berkshirebank.com.

Those parties who do not have Internet access or are otherwise unable to pre-register for this event, may still participate at the above time by dialing 844-200-6205 and using participant access code: 066744. Participants are requested to dial-in a few minutes before the scheduled start of the call. A telephone replay of the call will be available for one week by dialing 866-813-9403 and using access code:  331614. The webcast will be available on Berkshire's website for an extended period of time.

ABOUT BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP

Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank, which is transforming what it means to bank its neighbors socially, humanly, and digitally to empower the financial potential of people, families, and businesses in its communities as it pursues its vision of being the leading socially responsible omni-channel community bank in the markets it serves. Berkshire Bank provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, and investment services. Headquartered in Boston, Berkshire has approximately $11.8 billion in assets and operates 107 branch offices in New England and New York, and is a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. To learn more, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains "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. You can identify these statements from the use of the words "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "plan," "potential," "estimate," "project," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "expect," "target" and similar expressions. There are many factors that could cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations described in the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of such factors, please see Berkshire's most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our expectations only as of the date of this document. Berkshire does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This document contains certain non-GAAP financial measures in addition to results presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). These non-GAAP measures provide supplemental perspectives on operating results, performance trends, and financial condition.  They are not a substitute for GAAP measures; they should be read and used in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financial information. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures is included on pages F-9 and F-10 in the accompanying financial tables.  In all cases, it should be understood that non-GAAP per share measures do not depict amounts that accrue directly to the benefit of shareholders.

The Company utilizes the non-GAAP measure of adjusted earnings in evaluating operating trends, including components for adjusted revenue and expense. These measures exclude items which the Company does not view as related to its normalized operations. These items primarily include securities gains/losses,  other gains/losses, merger costs, restructuring costs, goodwill impairment, and discontinued operations. In 2020, the Company recorded a full impairment of its goodwill and exited its discontinued national mortgage banking operations. Other adjusted expense in 2020 was primarily related to costs of the separation with the former CEO, as well as consulting for the CEO succession process. A 2020 adjusted gain was recognized on the sale of a specialty commercial insurance business line. In 2021, the Company recorded a net gain of $52 million on the sale of the insurance subsidiary and the Mid-Atlantic branch operations. Expense adjustments in the first quarter were primarily related to branch consolidations. Adjustments of $1.4 million in the third quarter Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings prepayment costs.  They also included other restructuring charges for efficiency initiatives in operations areas including writedowns on real estate moved to held for sale and severance related to staff reductions.

The Company utilizes Adjusted Pre-Provision Net Revenue ("Adjusted PPNR") which measures adjusted income before credit loss provision and tax expense. PPNR is used by the investment community due to the volatility and variability across banks related to credit loss provision expense under the Current Expected Credit Loss accounting standard. The Company also calculates Adjusted PPNR/assets in order to utilize the PPNR measure in assessing its comparative operating profitability.

Non-GAAP adjustments are presented net of an adjustment for income tax expense. This adjustment is determined as the difference between the GAAP tax rate and the effective tax rate applicable to adjusted income. The efficiency ratio is adjusted for adjusted revenue and expense items and for tax preference items. The Company also calculates measures related to tangible equity, which adjust equity (and assets where applicable) to exclude intangible assets due to the importance of these measures to the investment community.

CONTACTS

Investor Relations Contacts

Kevin Conn, SVP, Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Email: KAConn@berkshirebank.com
Tel: (617) 641-9206

David Gonci, Capital Markets Director
Email: dgonci@berkshirebank.com
Tel: (413) 281-1973

Media Contact:

Gary Levante, SVP, Corporate Responsibility & Culture
Email: glevante@berkshirebank.com
Tel: (413) 447-1737

TABLE

INDEX

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED FINANCIAL SCHEDULES

F-1

Selected Financial Highlights

F-2

Balance Sheets

F-3

Loan and Deposit Analysis

F-4

Statements of Operations

F-5

Statements of Operations (Five Quarter Trend)

F-6

Average Balances and Average Yields and Costs

F-7

Asset Quality Analysis

F-8

Asset Quality Analysis (continued)

F-9 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures


and Supplementary Data (Five Quarter Trend)

F-10

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures


and Supplementary Data (Year-to-Date)

BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.

SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - UNAUDITED - (F-1)










Sept. 30,


Dec. 31,


March 31,


June 30,


Sept. 30,






2020


2020


2021


2021


2021

















NOMINAL AND PER SHARE DATA













Net earnings per common share, diluted

$        0.42


$        0.30


$        0.26


$        0.43


$       1.31




Adjusted earnings per common share, diluted (2)

0.53


0.28


0.32


0.44


0.53




Net income, (thousands)

21,225


15,009


13,031


21,636


63,749




Adjusted net income,(thousands)(2)

26,424


14,062


16,015


22,104


25,695




Total common shares outstanding, period-end (thousands)               

50,306


50,833


50,988


50,453


48,657




Average diluted shares, (thousands)

50,329


50,355


50,565


50,608


48,744




Total book value per common share, (end of period)

23.03


23.37


23.05


23.30


24.21




Tangible book value per common share, (end of period) (2)

22.22


22.68


22.39


22.66


23.58




Dividends per common share

0.12


0.12


0.12


0.12


0.12




Full-time equivalent staff, continuing operations

1,507


1,505


1,467


1,417


1,333

















PERFORMANCE RATIOS (3)













Return on equity

7.50

%

5.22

%

4.50

%

7.37

%

22.18

%



Adjusted return on equity (2)

9.33


4.89


5.53


7.53


8.94




Return on tangible common equity (2)

8.32


5.85


4.98


7.92


23.14




Adjusted return on tangible common equity (2)

10.27


5.50


6.04


8.08


9.53




Return on assets

0.67


0.48


0.42


0.70


2.14




Adjusted return on assets (2)

0.84


0.45


0.51


0.71


0.86




Net interest margin, fully taxable equivalent (FTE) (4)(5)

2.61


2.61


2.62


2.62


2.56




Efficiency ratio (2)

65.39


71.03


71.32


67.82


68.76

















FINANCIAL DATA (in millions, end of period)













Total assets

$    12,614


$    12,838


$    12,757


$    12,273


$  11,846




Total earning assets

11,832


12,090


12,071


11,571


11,145




Total loans


8,982


8,082


7,659


7,233


6,836




Total deposits

10,467


10,216


10,244


9,914


10,365




Loans/deposits (%)

86

%

79

%

75

%

73

%

66

%



Total shareholders' equity

$      1,179


$      1,188


$      1,175


$      1,175


$    1,178

















ASSET QUALITY













Allowance for credit losses, (millions)

$         134


$         127


$         124


$         119


$        113




Net charge-offs, (millions)

(6)


(17)


(10)


(5)


(2)




Net charge-offs (QTD annualized)/average loans

0.27

%

0.80

%

0.51

%

0.26

%

0.12

%



Provision expense/(income), (millions)

$             1


$           10


$             7


$              -


$           (4)




Non-performing assets, (millions)

49


67


58


49


39




Non-performing loans/total loans

0.53

%

0.80

%

0.73

%

0.66

%

0.54

%



Allowance for credit losses/non-performing loans

284


196


222


250


304




Allowance for credit losses/total loans

1.50


1.58


1.62


1.65


1.65

















CAPITAL RATIOS













Common equity tier 1 capital to risk weighted assets(6)

13.2

%

13.8

%

14.2

%

14.3

%

15.3

%



Tier 1 capital leverage ratio(6)

9.2


9.4


9.5


9.5


9.9




Tangible common shareholders' equity/tangible assets(2)

8.9


9.0


9.0


9.3


9.7































(1) Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures, including all references to adjusted and tangible amounts, appear on pages F-9 and F-10.


(2) Non-GAAP financial measure. adjusted measurements are non-GAAP financial measures that are adjusted to exclude net non-adjusted charges primarily related to acquisitions and restructuring activities. See pages F-9 and F-10 for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures.



(3) All performance ratios are annualized and are based on average balance sheet amounts, where applicable.


(4) Fully taxable equivalent considers the impact of tax advantaged investment securities and loans.


(5) The effect of purchase accounting accretion for loans, time deposits, and borrowings on the quarterly net interest margin was an increase in all quarters, which is shown sequentially as follows beginning with the earliest quarter and ending with the most recent quarter: 0.08%, 0.07%, 0.05%, 0.08%, 0.06%.



(6) Presented as projected for September 30, 2021 and actual for the remaining periods.

BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - UNAUDITED - (F-2)


September 30,

December 31,

June 30,

September 30,

(in thousands)

2020

2020

2021

2021

Assets





Cash and due from banks

$            90,537

$            91,219

$            98,262

$         153,185

Short-term investments

844,755

1,466,656

1,728,419

1,971,345

Total cash and short-term investments

935,292

1,557,875

1,826,681

2,124,530






Trading security

9,525

9,708

8,853

8,574

Marketable equity securities, at fair value

31,993

18,513

15,709

15,601

Securities available for sale, at fair value

1,575,289

1,695,232

1,640,512

1,643,965

Securities held to maturity, at amortized cost

330,197

465,091

665,786

651,863

Federal Home Loan Bank stock and other restricted securities

40,520

34,873

19,638

12,041

Total securities

1,987,524

2,223,417

2,350,498

2,332,044

Less: Allowance for credit losses on investment securities

(96)

(104)

(130)

(125)

Net securities

1,987,428

2,223,313

2,350,368

2,331,919






Loans held for sale

15,854

17,748

6,494

5,176






Total loans

8,982,336

8,081,519

7,232,591

6,836,235

Less: Allowance for credit losses on loans 

(134,414)

(127,302)

(119,044)

(112,916)

Net loans

8,847,922

7,954,217

7,113,547

6,723,319






Premises and equipment, net

117,116

112,663

104,680

99,233

Other real estate owned

40

149

85

-

Goodwill and other intangible assets

40,947

34,819

32,203

30,907

Other assets

656,892

619,925

562,691

527,049

Assets held for sale (1)

-

317,304

276,576

3,743

Assets from discontinued operations

12,966

-

-

-

Total assets

$     12,614,457

$     12,838,013

$     12,273,325

$   11,845,876






Liabilities and shareholders' equity





Demand deposits

$       2,585,173

$       2,484,249

$       2,819,012

$      3,022,821

NOW and other deposits

1,522,289

1,003,005

1,696,762

1,982,089

Money market deposits

2,516,168

3,371,353

2,398,256

2,438,832

Savings deposits

952,836

972,116

1,065,428

1,095,959

Time deposits

2,890,093

2,385,085

1,934,442

1,825,714

Total deposits

10,466,559

10,215,808

9,913,900

10,365,415






Senior borrowings

605,483

474,357

217,847

13,369

Subordinated borrowings

97,223

97,280

97,396

97,454

Total borrowings

702,706

571,637

315,243

110,823






Other liabilities 

251,220

232,730

222,105

191,563

Liabilities held for sale (1)

-

630,065

646,688

-

Liabilities from discontinued operations

14,947

-

-

-

Total liabilities

11,435,432

11,650,240

11,097,936

10,667,801






Preferred shareholders' equity

20,325

-

-

-

Common shareholders' equity

1,158,700

1,187,773

1,175,389

1,178,075

Total shareholders' equity

1,179,025

1,187,773

1,175,389

1,178,075

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$     12,614,457

$     12,838,013

$     12,273,325

$   11,845,876






(1) For June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, balance includes loans and deposits from branch sales in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

 

BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED LOAN & DEPOSIT ANALYSIS - UNAUDITED - (F-3)

LOAN ANALYSIS

































Growth %

(in millions)


December 31, 2020
Balance


June 30, 2021
Balance


September 30, 2021
Balance


Quarter ended
September 30, 2021


Year to Date  














Total commercial real estate


$                    3,647


$           3,652


$                      3,565


(2)

%

(2)

%

Commercial and industrial loans 

1,326


1,286


1,254


(2)


(5)


Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans 

633


173


46


(73)


(93)


Total commercial loans 


5,606


5,111


4,865


(5)


(13)














Total residential mortgages


1,813


1,559


1,443


(7)


(20)














Home equity 


295


270


264


(2)


(11)


Auto and other


368


293


264


(10)


(28)


Total consumer loans


663


563


528


(6)


(20)


Total loans


$                    8,082


$           7,233


$                      6,836


(5)

%

(15)

%









































































DEPOSIT ANALYSIS





















Growth %

(in millions)


December 31, 2020
Balance


June 30, 2021
Balance


September 30, 2021
Balance


Quarter ended
September 30, 2021


Year to Date


Non-interest bearing


$                    2,484


$           2,819


$                      3,023


7

%

22

%

NOW and other


1,003


1,697


1,982


17


98


Money market


3,372


2,398


2,439


2


(28)


Savings


972


1,065


1,096


3


13


Time deposits


2,385


1,935


1,825


(6)


(23)


Total deposits (1)


$                  10,216


$           9,914


$                    10,365


5

%

1

%

(1) Included in total deposits are brokered deposits of $317.1 million, $358.4 million and $610.6 million at September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, respectively.



BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - UNAUDITED - (F-4)


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2021


2020


2021


2020

Interest income    

79,688


97,768


253,205


317,651

Interest expense    

8,320


20,713


31,351


76,578

Net interest income from continuing operations, not FTE

71,368


77,055


221,854


241,073

Non-interest income from continuing operations 








Deposit related fees

7,657


7,062


22,291


20,382

Loan fees and revenue

8,285


4,988


25,962


12,007

Insurance commissions and fees    

1,581


2,660


7,003


8,451

Wealth management fees    

2,653


2,299


7,944


6,926

Mortgage banking originations

461


2,044


1,797


4,647

Other

1,279


1,927


5,638


492

Total non-interest income excluding gains/(losses)   

21,916


20,980


70,635


52,905

Securities (losses)/gains, net     

(166)


(1,017)


(681)


(9,925)

Gain on sale of business operations and assets, net

51,885


-


51,885


-

Total non-interest income      

73,635


19,963


121,839


42,980

Total net revenue from continuing operations

145,003


97,018


343,693


284,053

Total net revenue from continuing operations excluding (losses)/gains

93,284


98,035


292,489


293,978









Provision for credit losses   

(4,000)


1,200


2,500


65,878

Non-interest expense from continuing operations








Compensation and benefits

37,068


34,809


112,773


111,121

Occupancy and equipment     

10,421


11,084


32,044


32,411

Technology and communications

8,397


8,540


25,204


24,376

Professional services

3,180


2,567


13,495


7,852

Other expenses

8,969


10,527


28,053


33,605

Merger, restructuring and other non-operating expenses

1,425


5,316


4,917


559,078

Total non-interest expense     

69,460


72,843


216,486


768,443

Total non-interest expense excluding merger, restructuring and other

68,035


67,527


211,569


209,365









Income/(loss) from continuing operations before income taxes       

$   79,543


$   22,975


$   124,707


$   (550,268)

Income tax expense/(benefit)

15,794


(68)


26,291


(18,194)

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

$ 63,749


$ 23,043


$   98,416


$ (532,074)









(Loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes

$             -


$   (2,477)


$               -


$     (21,741)

Income tax (benefit)

-


(659)


-


(5,789)

Net (loss) from discontinued operations

$             -


$   (1,818)


$               -


$     (15,952)









Net income/(loss)

$   63,749


$   21,225


$     98,416


$   (548,026)

Preferred stock dividend

-


58


-


313

Income/(loss) available to common shareholders

$   63,749


$   21,167


$     98,416


$   (548,339)









Basic earnings/(loss) per common share:








Continuing Operations

$       1.32


$       0.46


$         1.98


$       (10.58)

Discontinued Operations

-


(0.04)


-


(0.32)

Total

$       1.32


$       0.42


$         1.98


$       (10.90)









Diluted earnings/(loss) per common share:








Continuing Operations

$      1.31


$      0.46


$        1.97


$     (10.58)

Discontinued Operations

-


(0.04)


-


(0.32)

Total

$       1.31


$       0.42


$         1.97


$       (10.90)









Weighted average shares outstanding:      








Basic

48,395


50,329


49,672


50,256

Diluted

48,744


50,329


49,963


50,256

















BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (5 Quarter Trend) - UNAUDITED - (F-5)
















Sept. 30,


Dec. 31,


March 31,


June 30,


Sept. 30,


(in thousands, except per share data)



2020


2020


2021


2021


2021


Interest income    



97,768


92,131


88,153


85,364


79,688


Interest expense    



20,713


16,422


13,060


9,971


8,320


Net interest income from continuing operations, not FTE

77,055


75,709


75,093


75,393


71,368


Non-interest income from continuing operations 













Deposit related fees



7,062


7,523


7,126


7,508


7,657


Loan fees and revenue



4,988


4,833


10,246


7,431


8,285


Insurance commissions and fees    



2,660


2,319


3,130


2,292


1,581


Wealth management fees    



2,299


2,359


2,772


2,519


2,653


Mortgage banking originations



2,044


543


802


534


461


Other



1,927


2,105


2,148


2,211


1,279


Total non-interest income excluding (losses)/gains



20,980


19,682


26,224


22,495


21,916


Securities (losses)/gains, net     



(1,017)


2,405


(31)


(484)


(166)


Gain on sale of business operations and assets, net



-


1,240


-


-


51,885


Total non-interest income      



19,963


23,327


26,193


22,011


73,635


Total net revenue from continuing operations



97,018


99,036


101,286


97,404


145,003


Total net revenue from continuing operations excluding (losses)/gains

98,035


95,391


101,317


97,888


93,284















Provision for credit losses   



1,200


10,000


6,500


-


(4,000)


Non-interest expense from continuing operations













Compensation and benefits



34,809


36,719


38,735


36,970


37,068


Occupancy and equipment     



11,084


10,948


11,024


10,599


10,421


Technology and communications



8,540


7,988


8,593


8,214


8,397


Professional services



2,567


4,055


6,614


3,701


3,180


Other expenses



10,527


11,563


9,702


9,382


8,969


Merger, restructuring and other non-operating expenses



5,316


523


3,486


6


1,425


Total non-interest expense     



72,843


71,796


78,154


68,872


69,460


Total non-interest expense excluding merger, restructuring and other

67,527


71,273


74,668


68,866


68,035




























Income from continuing operations before income taxes



$   22,975


$   17,240


$    16,632


$   28,532


$   79,543


Income tax expense/(benefit)



(68)


(1,659)


3,601


6,896


15,794


Net income from continuing operations



$ 23,043


$ 18,899


$  13,031


$ 21,636


$ 63,749















(Loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes



$   (2,477)


$   (5,114)


$             -


$             -


$             -


Income tax (benefit)



(659)


(1,224)


-


-


-


Net (loss) from discontinued operations



$   (1,818)


$   (3,890)


$             -


$             -


$             -















Net income



$   21,225


$   15,009


$    13,031


$   21,636


$   63,749


Preferred stock dividend



58


-


-


-


-


Income available to common shareholders



$   21,167


$   15,009


$    13,031


$   21,636


$   63,749




























Diluted earnings/(loss) per common share:













Continuing Operations



$      0.46


$      0.38


$      0.26


$      0.43


$      1.31


Discontinued Operations



(0.04)


(0.08)


-


-


-


Total



$       0.42


$       0.30


$        0.26


$       0.43


$       1.31















Weighted average shares outstanding:      













Basic



50,329


50,308


50,330


50,321


48,395


Diluted



50,329


50,355


50,565


50,608


48,744


BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.


AVERAGE BALANCES AND AVERAGE YIELDS AND COSTS - UNAUDITED - (F-6)









Dec. 31, 2020


March 31, 2021


June 30, 2021


Sept. 30, 2021




Sept. 30, 2020






(in millions)


Average Balance

Average Yield/Rate



Average Balance

Average Yield/Rate



Average Balance

Average Yield/Rate



Average Balance

Average Yield/Rate



Average Balance

Average Yield/Rate



Assets






















Commercial real estate


3,986

3.52

%

3,843

3.34

%

3,630

3.27

%

3,625

3.46

%

3,577

3.40

%

Commercial and industrial loans


2,192

3.88



2,056

4.05



1,865

4.62



1,605

4.74



1,370

4.78



Residential mortgages


2,224

3.78



1,971

3.78



1,740

3.71



1,604

3.79



1,499

3.65



Consumer loans


801

3.59



726

3.41



634

3.79



582

3.80



545

3.95



Total loans (1) 


9,203

3.68



8,596

3.62



7,869

3.73



7,416

3.84



6,991

3.77



Securities (2)


1,874

2.78



1,968

2.69



2,195

2.36



2,259

2.17



2,312

2.09



Short-term investments and loans held for sale

766

0.21



977

0.14



1,351

0.13



1,750

0.10



1,762

0.17



Mid-Atlantic region loans held for sale

-

-



101

4.27



295

4.09



269

3.96



155

3.82



Total earning assets (3)


11,843

3.31



11,642

3.17



11,710

3.07



11,694

2.96



11,220

2.86



Goodwill and other intangible assets


41




40




34




33




31




Other assets


760




752




724




690




674




Assets from discontinued operations


16




12




-




-




-




Total assets


12,660




12,446




12,468




12,417




11,925


























Liabilities and shareholders' equity





















NOW and other


1,244

0.24

%

1,279

0.17

%

1,325

0.15

%

1,389

0.07

%

1,316

0.05

%

Money market


2,674

0.38



2,756

0.32



2,802

0.27



2,751

0.18



2,716

0.16



Savings


940

0.10



967

0.08



1,003

0.08



1,054

0.05



1,112

0.04



Time


3,056

1.63



2,629

1.35



2,266

1.12



2,013

0.94



1,893

0.86



Total interest-bearing deposits


7,914

0.81



7,631

0.62



7,396

0.48



7,207

0.35



7,037

0.31



Borrowings


777

2.36



658

2.50



500

2.78



381

3.12



253

3.89



Mid-Atlantic region interest-bearing deposits

-

-



180

0.80



518

0.60



517

0.51



306

0.51



Total interest-bearing liabilities


8,691

0.95



8,469

0.77



8,414

0.63



8,105

0.49



7,596

0.43



Non-interest-bearing demand deposits


2,559




2,542




2,537




2,787




2,901




Other liabilities (4)


254




279




358




351




279




Liabilities from discontinued operations

23




6




-




-




-




Total liabilities


11,527




11,296




11,309




11,243




10,776


























Preferred shareholders' equity


20




7




-




-




-




Common shareholders' equity


1,113




1,143




1,159




1,174




1,149




Total shareholders' equity


1,133




1,150




1,159




1,174




1,149




Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

12,660




12,446




12,468




12,417




11,925


























Net interest spread



2.36

%


2.40

%


2.44

%


2.47

%


2.43

%

Net interest margin, FTE (5)



2.61




2.61




2.62




2.62




2.56



Cost of funds



0.73




0.60




0.48




0.36




0.31



Cost of deposits 



0.61




0.47




0.36




0.25




0.22

























Supplementary data






















Net Interest Income, not FTE


77




76




75




75




71




Fully taxable equivalent income adjustment

2




1




1




2




2




Net Interest Income, FTE


79




77




77




77




73


























Average PPP loans 


707




685




546




321




90




Average loans excluding PPP loans


8,496




7,911




7,323




7,095




6,901




Total PPP loans, end of period


708




633




444




173




46




Total loans excluding PPP loans, end of period

8,274




7,448




7,215




7,059




6,790




PPP interest income


4




6




7




5




2


























Total average non-maturity deposits


7,417




7,544




7,666




7,981




8,045




Total average deposits 


10,473




10,173




9,932




9,994




9,938


























Purchased loan accretion


3




2




1




2




2




Total average tangible equity (6)


1,091




1,110




1,125




1,141




1,118


























(1) Total loans include non-accruing loans.

(2) Average balances for securities available-for-sale are based on amortized cost.




(3) Excludes discontinued operations for presentation purposes. Performance ratios are calculated including the impact of discontinued operations. 

(4) Includes the Mid-Atlantic region non-interesting bearing deposits. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Mid-Atlantic region average non-interest bearing deposits were $78 million and $37 million, respectively. 

(5) The effect of PPP loans on the quarterly net interest margin is shown sequentially as follows beginning with the earliest quarter and ending with the most recent quarter:  (0.01%), 0.05%, 0.11%, 0.11%, 0.05%. This calculation excludes gross interest income on PPP loans and average PPP loan balances. 

(6) See page F-9 for details on the calculation of total average tangible equity.

 BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.


ASSET QUALITY ANALYSIS - UNAUDITED - (F-7)





Sept. 30,


Dec. 31,


March 31,


June 30,


Sept. 30,


(in thousands)


2020


2020


2021


2021


2021


NON-PERFORMING ASSETS












Non-accruing loans:












Commercial real estate 


$      14,777


$      35,581


$      28,325


$      22,799


$      14,845


Commercial and industrial loans


15,035


12,921


9,371


9,427


7,140


Residential mortgages


7,928


8,347


10,674


9,238


9,763


Consumer loans


9,650


8,099


7,447


6,141


5,399


Total non-accruing loans


47,390


64,948


55,817


47,605


37,147


Other real estate owned


401


149


149


85


-


Repossessed assets


1,646


1,932


1,701


1,666


1,664


Total non-performing assets


$      49,437


$      67,029


$      57,667


$      49,356


$      38,811














Total non-accruing loans/total loans


0.53%


0.80%


0.73%


0.66%


0.54%


Total non-accruing loans/total loans excluding PPP loans

0.57%


0.87%


0.77%


0.67%


0.55%


Total non-performing assets/total assets


0.39%


0.52%


0.45%


0.40%


0.33%














PROVISION AND ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES ON LOANS






Balance at beginning of period


$    139,394


$    134,414


$    127,302


$    123,800


$    119,044


Charged-off loans


(7,776)


(18,314)


(11,460)


(7,248)


(4,334)


Recoveries on charged-off loans


1,580


1,209


1,465


2,492


2,206


Net loans charged-off


(6,196)


(17,105)


(9,995)


(4,756)


(2,128)


Provision for loan credit losses


1,216


9,993


6,493


-


(4,000)


Balance at end of period


$    134,414


$    127,302


$    123,800


$    119,044


$    112,916














Allowance for credit losses/total loans


1.50%


1.58%


1.62%


1.65%


1.65%


Allowance for credit losses/total loans excluding PPP loans

1.62%


1.71%


1.72%


1.69%


1.66%


Allowance for credit losses/non-accruing loans

284%


196%


222%


250%


304%














NET LOAN CHARGE-OFFS












Commercial real estate


$         (635)


$    (11,862)


$      (6,959)


$      (2,325)


$      (1,391)


Commercial and industrial loans


(5,551)


(5,089)


(2,662)


(2,331)


110


Residential mortgages


517


250


80


176


(677)


Home equity 


(57)


141


(42)


(136)


106


Auto and other consumer


(470)


(545)


(412)


(140)


(276)


Total, net


$      (6,196)


$    (17,105)


$      (9,995)


$      (4,756)


$      (2,128)














Net charge-offs (QTD annualized)/average loans 

0.27%


0.80%


0.51%


0.26%


0.12%


Net charge-offs (YTD annualized)/average loans 

0.29%


0.41%


0.51%


0.39%


0.30%














 BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.

ASSET QUALITY ANALYSIS - UNAUDITED (F-8)





September 30, 2020


December 31, 2020


March 31, 2021


June 30, 2021


September 30, 2021


(in thousands)


Balance


Percent of Total Loans


Balance


Percent of Total Loans


Balance


Percent of Total Loans


Balance


Percent of Total Loans


Balance


Percent of Total Loans


30-89 Days delinquent


$    27,626


0.31%


$    16,310


0.20%


$    28,565


0.37%


$    15,483


0.22%


$    18,365


0.27%


90+ Days delinquent and still accruing


12,876


0.14%


11,450


0.14%


6,124


0.08%


3,129


0.04%


3,803


0.06%


Total accruing delinquent loans


40,502


0.45%


27,760


0.34%


34,689


0.45%


18,612


0.26%


22,168


0.33%


Non-accruing loans


47,390


0.53%


64,948


0.80%


55,817


0.73%


47,605


0.66%


37,147


0.54%


Total delinquent and non-accruing loans


$    87,892


0.98%


$    92,708


1.14%


$    90,506


1.18%


$    66,217


0.92%


$    59,315


0.87%


BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC. 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA- UNAUDITED - (F-9)







Sept. 30,


Dec. 31,


March 31,


June 30,


Sept. 30,


(in thousands)



2020


2020


2021


2021


2021


Total revenue from continuing operations

(A)


$    97,018


$    99,036


$     101,286


$    97,404


$     145,003


Adj: Net securities losses/(gains) (1)



1,017


(2,405)


31


484


166


Adj: Net (gains) on sale of business operations and assets


-


(1,240)


-


-


(51,885)


Total adjusted revenue (2)

(B)


$    98,035


$    95,391


$     101,317


$    97,888


$       93,284















Total non-interest expense from continuing operations

(C)


$    72,843


$    71,796


$       78,154


$    68,872


$       69,460


Less: Merger, restructuring and other expense



(5,316)


(523)


(3,486)


(6)


(1,425)


Adjusted non-interest expense (2)                                    

(D)


$    67,527


$    71,273


$       74,668


$    68,866


$       68,035















Pre-tax, pre-provision net revenue (PPNR) from continuing operations 

(A-C)


$    24,175


$    27,240


$       23,132


$    28,532


$       75,543


Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision net revenue (PPNR)

(B-D)


30,508


24,118


26,649


29,022


25,249















Net income



$    21,225


$    15,009


$       13,031


$    21,636


$       63,749


Adj: Net securities losses/(gains) (1)



1,017


(2,405)


31


484


166


Adj: Net (gains) on sale of business operations and assets


-


(1,240)


-


-


(51,885)


Adj: Restructuring expense and other expense



5,316


523


3,486


6


1,425


Adj: Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes


2,477


5,114


-


-


-


Adj: Income taxes benefit/(expense)



(3,611)


(2,939)


(533)


(22)


12,240


Total adjusted income (2)

(E)


$    26,424


$    14,062


$       16,015


$    22,104


$       25,695















(in millions, except per share data)













Total average assets                                                

(F)


$    12,660


$    12,446


$       12,468


$    12,417


$       11,925


Total average shareholders' equity                         

(G)


1,133


1,150


1,159


1,174


1,149


Total average tangible shareholders' equity (2)(3)                        

(H)


1,091


1,110


1,125


1,141


1,118


Total average tangible common shareholders' equity (2)(3)                        

(I)


1,071


1,103


1,125


1,141


1,118


Total tangible shareholders' equity, period-end (2)(3)

(J)


1,138


1,153


1,142


1,143


1,147


Total tangible common shareholders' equity, period-end (2)(3)

(K)


1,118


1,153


1,142


1,143


1,147


Total tangible assets, period-end (2)(3)

(L)


12,574


12,803


12,724


12,241


11,815















Total common shares outstanding, period-end (thousands)               

(M)


50,306


50,833


50,988


50,453


48,657


Average diluted shares outstanding (thousands)

(N)


50,329


50,355


50,565


50,608


48,744















GAAP earnings per common share, diluted(2)



$        0.42


$        0.30


$           0.26


$        0.43


$           1.31


Adjusted earnings per common share, diluted (2)

(E/N)


0.53


0.28


0.32


0.44


0.53


Tangible book value per common share, period-end (2)

(K/M)


22.22


22.68


22.39


22.66


23.58


Total tangible shareholders' equity/total tangible assets (2)

(J/L)


9.05


9.01


8.98


9.34


9.71















Performance ratios (4)













GAAP return on equity 



7.50

%

5.22

%

4.50

%

7.37


22.18

%

Adjusted return on equity (2)

(E/G)


9.33


4.89


5.53


7.53


8.94


Return on tangible common equity (2)(5)



8.32


5.85


4.98


7.92


23.14


Adjusted return on tangible common equity (2)(5)

(E+Q)/(I)


10.27


5.50


6.04


8.08


9.53


GAAP return on assets



0.67


0.48


0.42


0.70


2.14


Adjusted return on assets(2)



0.84


0.45


0.51


0.71


0.86


PPNR from continuing operations/assets (2)



0.76


0.88


0.74


0.92


2.53


Adjusted PPNR/assets (2)



0.97


0.78


0.85


0.93


0.85


Efficiency ratio (2)(6)                                                                                

(D-Q)/(B+O+R)


65.39


71.03


71.32


67.82


68.76


Net interest margin, FTE



2.61


2.61


2.62


2.62


2.56















Supplementary data (in thousands)













Tax benefit on tax-credit investments (7)

(O)


$      1,377


$      1,334


$              41


$           79


$         2,195


Non-interest income charge on tax-credit investments (8)

(P)


(1,090)


(971)


(33)


(175)


(1,789)


Net income on tax-credit investments

(O+P)


287


363


9


(96)


406















Intangible amortization

(Q)


$      1,530


$      1,513


$         1,319


$      1,297


$         1,296


Fully taxable equivalent income adjustment 

(R)


1,512


1,485


1,494


1,660


1,586









































(1) Net securities losses/(gains) include the change in fair value of the Company's equity securities in compliance with the Company's adoption of ASU 2016-01.

(2) Non-GAAP financial measure.

(3) Total tangible shareholders' equity is computed by taking total shareholders' equity less the intangible assets at period-end. Total tangible assets is computed by taking intangible assets at period-end.  

(4) Ratios are annualized and based on average balance sheet amounts, where applicable. Quarterly data may not sum to year-to-date data due to rounding.

(5) Adjusted return on tangible equity is computed by dividing the total adjusted income/(loss) adjusted for the tax-effected amortization of intangible assets, assuming a 27% marginal rate, by tangible equity.

(6) Efficiency ratio is computed by dividing total adjusted tangible non-interest expense by the sum of total net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis and total adjusted non-interest income adjusted to include tax credit benefit of tax shelter investments.  The Company uses this non-GAAP measure to provide important information regarding its operational efficiency.

(7) The tax benefit is the direct reduction to the income tax provision due to tax credits and deductions generated from investments in historic  rehabilitation and low-income housing.

(8) The non-interest income charge is the reduction to the tax-advantaged investments, which are incurred as the tax credits are generated. 

BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC. 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA- UNAUDITED - (F-10)



At or for the Nine Months Ended




Sept. 30,


Sept. 30,


(in thousands)



2020


2021


Total revenue from continuing operations

(A)


$      284,053


$     343,693


Adj: Net securities losses (1)



9,925


681


Adj: Net (gains) on sale of business operations and assets


-


(51,885)


Total adjusted revenue (2)

(B)


$      293,978


$     292,489









Total non-interest expense from continuing operations

(C)


$      768,443


$     216,486


Less: Merger, restructuring and other expense



(5,316)


(4,917)


Less: Goodwill impairment



(553,762)


-


Adjusted non-interest expense (2)                                    

(D)


$      209,365


$     211,569









Pre-tax, pre-provision net revenue (PPNR) from continuing operations 

(A-C)


$    (484,390)


$     127,207


Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision net revenue (PPNR)

(B-D)


84,613


80,920









Net income/(loss)



$    (548,026)


$       98,416


Adj: Net securities losses (1)



9,925


681


Adj: Goodwill impairment



553,762


-


Adj: Net (gains) on sale of business operations and assets


-


(51,885)


Adj: Restructuring expense and other expense



5,316


4,917


Adj: Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes


21,741


-


Adj: Income taxes benefit/(expense)



(26,403)


11,685


Total adjusted income/(loss) (2)

(E)


$        16,315


$       63,814









(in millions, except per share data)







Total average assets                                                

(F)


$        13,001


$       12,268


Total average shareholders' equity                         

(G)


1,513


1,161


Total average tangible shareholders' equity (2)(3)                        

(H)


1,104


1,128


Total average tangible common shareholders' equity (2)(3)                        

(I)


1,083


1,128


Total tangible shareholders' equity, period-end (2)(3)

(J)


1,138


1,147


Total tangible common shareholders' equity, period-end (2)(3)

(K)


1,118


1,147


Total tangible assets, period-end (2)(3)

(L)


12,574


11,815









Total common shares outstanding, period-end (thousands)               

(M)


50,306


48,657


Average diluted shares outstanding (thousands)

(N)


50,290


49,963









GAAP earnings/(loss) per common share, diluted(2)



$        (10.90)


$           1.97


Adjusted earnings per common share, diluted (2)

(E/N)


0.32


1.28


Tangible book value per common share, period-end (2)

(K/M)


22.22


23.58


Total tangible shareholders' equity/total tangible assets (2)

(J/L)


9.05


9.71









Performance ratios (4)







GAAP return on equity 



(48.26)

%

11.30

%

Adjusted return on equity (2)

(E/G)


1.44


7.33


Return on tangible common equity (2)(5)



(67.09)


11.97


Adjusted return on tangible common equity (2)(5)

(E+Q)/(I)


2.39


7.88


GAAP return on assets



(5.63)


1.07


Adjusted return on assets(2)



0.17


0.69


PPNR from continuing operations/assets (2)



(4.97)


1.38


Adjusted PPNR/assets (2)



0.87


0.88


Efficiency ratio (2)(6)                                                                                

(D-Q)/(B+O+R)


67.72


69.32


Net interest margin, FTE



2.75


2.60









Supplementary data (in thousands)







Tax benefit on tax-credit investments (7)

(O)


$          3,364


$         2,315


Non-interest income charge on tax-credit investments (8)

(P)


(2,673)


(1,996)


Net income on tax-credit investments

(O+P)


691


319









Intangible amortization

(Q)


$          4,668


$         3,912


Fully taxable equivalent income adjustment 

(R)


4,917


4,739























(1) Net securities (gains)/losses include the change in fair value of the Company's equity securities in compliance with the Company's adoption of ASU 2016-01.

(2) Non-GAAP financial measure.

(3) Total tangible shareholders' equity is computed by taking total shareholders' equity less the intangible assets at period-end. Total tangible assets is computed by taking intangible assets at period-end.  

(4) Ratios are annualized and based on average balance sheet amounts, where applicable. Quarterly data may not sum to year-to-date data due to rounding.

(5) Adjusted return on tangible equity is computed by dividing the total adjusted income/(loss) adjusted for the tax-effected amortization of intangible assets, assuming a 27% marginal rate, by tangible equity.

(6) Efficiency ratio is computed by dividing total adjusted tangible non-interest expense by the sum of total net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis and total adjusted non-interest income adjusted to include tax credit benefit of tax shelter investments. The Company uses this non-GAAP measure to provide important information regarding its operational efficiency.

(7) The tax benefit is the direct reduction to the income tax provision due to tax credits and deductions generated from investments in historic  rehabilitation and low-income housing.

(8) The non-interest income charge is the reduction to the tax-advantaged investments, which are incurred as the tax credits are generated. 

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