Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. Reports Quarterly Earnings of $73.0 Million DECLARED QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.08 PER SHARE

PARAMUS, N.J., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCBK) (the "Company"), the holding company for Hudson City Savings Bank (the "Bank"), reported today net income of $73.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 as compared to a net loss of $555.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Diluted earnings per share amounted to $0.15 for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to a net loss per share of $1.13 for the first quarter of 2011. The net loss for the first quarter of 2011 was the result of a restructuring of the Company's balance sheet.  Operating earnings and diluted operating earnings per share (non-GAAP measures) amounted to $93.7 million and $0.19 per share, respectively, for the first quarter of 2011.  Please see the attached Reconciliation of GAAP and Operating Earnings for a reconciliation of operating earnings to the Company's earnings reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

The Company also reported today that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share payable on May 25, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 10, 2012.

Financial highlights for the first quarter of 2012 are as follows:

  • Our net interest rate spread and net interest margin were 1.95% and 2.15%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 1.51% and 1.73%, respectively for the linked fourth quarter of 2011 and 1.50% and 1.72%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2011.
  • The provision for loan losses amounted to $25.0 million for the first quarter of 2012, unchanged from the linked fourth quarter of 2011 and down from $40 million for the first quarter of 2011. Charge-offs amounted to $18.1 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $20.0 million for the linked fourth quarter of 2011. 
  • Total assets decreased 2.7% to $44.14 billion at March 31, 2012 from $45.36 billion at December 31, 2011. 
  • Borrowings decreased $900 million to $14.18 billion at March 31, 2012 from $15.08 billion at December 31, 2011. 
  • The Bank's Tier 1 leverage capital increased to 9.17% at March 31, 2012 as compared to 8.83% at December 31, 2011.

Denis J. Salamone, the Company's Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "During 2011, in the face of an unfavorable economic environment, we restructured our balance sheet to prepare for future opportunities and, as a result, incurred a significant net loss for the year.  We reduced higher cost borrowings and lower-yielding investments.  As a result of the restructuring actions, our net interest margin for the first quarter of 2012 increased to 2.15%.  Economic conditions and the operating environment for a mortgage portfolio lender such as Hudson City, however, have not improved much from 2011 and borrowers are continuing to refinance their mortgages with much of this loan production going to the U.S. government-sponsored enterprises (the "GSEs").  Consequently, we anticipate continuing margin compression in 2012 as interest rates are expected to remain low." 

Mr. Salamone continued, "Because we currently retain all of our loan production for portfolio, we believe it is prudent to limit mortgage production, as well as asset growth, at these low rates.  Our short-term business approach is to strengthen our balance sheet and increase our regulatory capital ratios so that we will have more flexibility to deploy capital when growth becomes more prudent and profitable."

Mr. Salamone further commented, "We recognize that growth in revenue and higher margins are paramount to our long-term success. As such, our focus in 2012 is on developing new lending distribution channels and exploring ways to diversify our balance sheet and sources of revenue.  We believe that our attractive market presence, brand recognition and commitment to service will allow us to complement our fundamental business as a residential mortgage lender by more fully developing and introducing other banking products and services."

Mr. Salamone concluded, "As you may know, the Board of Directors granted Ronald E. Hermance, Jr. a temporary medical leave of absence in February.  Mr. Hermance is recovering from his planned treatment and we wish our friend and colleague a speedy recovery."

Statement of Financial Condition Summary

Total assets decreased $1.22 billion, or 2.7%, to $44.14 billion at March 31, 2012 from $45.36 billion at December 31, 2011. The decrease in total assets reflected a $603.3 million decrease in net loans, a $392.4 million decrease in total mortgage-backed securities and a $188.8 million decrease in investment securities. 

Net loans amounted to $28.53 billion at March 31, 2012 as compared to $29.14 billion at December 31, 2011.  During the first quarter of 2012, our loan production amounted to $1.08 billion as compared to $1.55 billion for the first quarter of 2011.  Loan production was offset by principal repayments of $1.64 billion, as compared to $2.08 billion for the first quarter of 2011.  Loan originations have continued to decline during the first three months of 2012, reflecting in part reduced demand for mortgage loans as a result of the conditions in the housing market. The decline in loan originations also reflects our low appetite for adding relatively lower yielding loans in the current low market interest rate environment.

Total mortgage-backed securities decreased $392.4 million to $12.89 billion at March 31, 2012 from $13.29 billion at December 31, 2011.  The decrease in mortgage-backed securities reflected repayments of $837.4 million, partially offset by purchases of $444.6 million of mortgage-backed securities issued by GSEs.

Total liabilities decreased $1.28 billion, or 3.1%, to $39.52 billion at March 31, 2012 from $40.80 billion at December 31, 2011.  The decrease in total liabilities primarily reflected a $900.0 million decrease in borrowed funds and a decrease in total deposits of $386.2 million.  Borrowings amounted to $14.18 billion at March 31, 2012 as compared to $15.08 billion at December 31, 2011. 

Total shareholders' equity increased $57.1 million to $4.62 billion at March 31, 2012 from $4.56 billion at December 31, 2011. The increase was primarily due to net income of $73.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income of $15.4 million. The increase was partially offset by cash dividends paid to common shareholders of $39.7 million.  At March 31, 2012, our shareholders' equity to asset ratio was 10.46% and our tangible book value per share was $8.99.

The accumulated other comprehensive income of $55.1 million at March 31, 2012 included a $104.0 million after-tax net unrealized gain on securities available for sale ($175.6 million pre-tax), partially offset by a $48.9 million after-tax accumulated other comprehensive loss related to the funded status of our employee benefit plans.  The accumulated other comprehensive income of $39.7 million at December 31, 2011 included an $89.3 million after-tax net unrealized gain on securities available for sale ($150.9 million pre-tax), partially offset by a $49.6 million after-tax accumulated other comprehensive loss related to the funded status of our employee benefit plans. 

Statement of Income Summary

The Federal Open Market Committee of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "FOMC") noted that the economy has been expanding moderately and conditions in the labor market continue to improve but unemployment remains at elevated levels.  Household spending and business fixed investment continue to expand while the housing sector remains depressed. The national unemployment rate decreased to 8.2% in March 2012 from 8.5% in December 2011 and 8.9% in March 2011.  The FOMC decided to maintain the overnight lending rate at zero to 0.25% during the first quarter of 2012.  In addition, the FOMC has continued to purchase up to $400 billion of Treasury securities with maturities of 6 to 30 years funded by the sale of an equal amount of Treasury securities with remaining maturities of 3 years or less in a program commonly referred to as "Operation Twist".  This shift in security holdings is intended to put downward pressure on longer-term interest rates.   As a result, market interest rates have remained at low levels, and consequently, the yields on our mortgage-related assets have decreased during the first quarter of 2012.  

Net interest income decreased $22.3 million, or 8.7%, to $234.1 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $256.4 million for the first quarter of 2011.  Our net interest rate spread increased to 1.95% for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 1.51% for the linked fourth quarter of 2011 and 1.50% for the first quarter of 2011.  Our net interest margin increased to 2.15% for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 1.73% for the linked fourth quarter of 2011 and 1.72% for the first quarter of 2011.  The increase in our interest rate spread and net interest margin during the first quarter of 2012 is primarily due to the effects of the extinguishment of $4.3 billion of borrowings during the fourth quarter of 2011 as well as a restructuring of the Company's balance sheet in the first quarter of 2011.  Notwithstanding the increase in interest rate spread and net interest margin, net interest income decreased reflecting the overall decrease in interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities.  

The restructuring of the Company's balance sheet in the first quarter of 2011 resulted in the extinguishment of $12.5 billion of structured putable borrowings with an average cost of 3.56%.  The extinguishment of borrowings was funded by the sale of $8.66 billion of securities and new short-term borrowings of $5.0 billion.  The balance sheet restructuring (the "Restructuring Transaction") reduced after-tax earnings by $649.3 million.  In addition to the Restructuring Transaction, we extinguished $4.3 billion of structured borrowings during the fourth quarter of 2011 using cash proceeds from the calls of investment securities and repayments on mortgage-related assets (the Restructuring Transaction and the extinguishment of debt in the fourth quarter of 2011 are collectively referred to as the "Transactions"). 

Total interest and dividend income for the first quarter of 2012 decreased $168.7 million, or 27.3%, to $448.8 million from $617.5 million for the first quarter of 2011. The decrease in total interest and dividend income was primarily due to a decrease in the average balance of total interest-earning assets of $14.93 billion, or 25.6%, to $43.37 billion for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $58.30 billion for the first quarter of 2011.  The decrease in total interest and dividend income was also due to a decrease of 10 basis points in the annualized weighted-average yield on total interest-earning assets to 4.14% for the first quarter of 2012 from 4.24% for the first quarter in 2011.  The decrease in the average balance of total interest-earning assets was due primarily to the effects of the Transactions.

Interest on first mortgage loans decreased $40.3 million to $342.7 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $383.0 million for the first quarter of 2011. This was primarily due to a 30 basis point decrease in the weighted-average yield to 4.80% for the 2012 first quarter from 5.10% for the 2011 first quarter.  The decrease in interest income on mortgage loans was also due to a$1.51 billion decrease in the average balance of first mortgage loans to $28.54 billion. The decrease in the average yield earned was due to lower market interest rates on mortgage products and also due to the continued mortgage refinancing activity. Refinancing activity, which resulted in continued elevated levels of loan repayments, also caused the average balance of our first mortgage loans to decline during the first quarter of 2012.  During the first quarter of 2012, existing mortgage customers refinanced or recast $775.9 million in mortgage loans with a weighted average rate of 4.89% to a new weighted average rate of 3.88%.

Interest on mortgage-backed securities decreased $92.7 million to $90.6 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $183.3 million for the first quarter of 2011.  This decrease was due primarily to an $8.78 billion decrease in the average balance of mortgage-backed securities to $12.74 billion during the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $21.52 billion for the first quarter of 2011. The decrease was also due to a 57 basis point decrease in the weighted-average yield to 2.84% for the first quarter of 2012 from 3.41% for the first quarter of 2011. The decrease in the average balance of mortgage-backed securities was due to the sale of $8.66 billion of mortgage-backed securities as part of the Restructuring Transaction.  The decrease in the weighted-average yield is a result of purchases of securities in the continued low market interest rate environment.

Interest on investment securities decreased $30.6 million to $3.0 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $33.6 million for the first quarter of 2011.  This decrease was due primarily to a $3.60 billion decrease in the average balance of investment securities to $402.3 million for the first quarter of 2012 from $4.00 billion for the first quarter of 2011.  In addition, the average yield of investment securities decreased 39 basis points to 2.97% for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 3.36% for the first quarter of 2011.  The decrease in the average balance is due primarily to calls of $3.40 billion of investment securities during 2011.

Dividends on Federal Home Loan Bank of New York ("FHLB") stock decreased $4.3 million, or 33.6%, to $8.5 million for the first quarter of 2012 from $12.8 million for the first quarter of 2011.  This decrease was due primarily to a $373.4 million decrease in the average balance to $495.2 million for the first quarter of 2012 from $868.6 million for the first quarter of 2011.  The effect of the decrease was partially offset by a 97 basis point increase in the average dividend yield earned to 6.86% for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 5.89% for the first quarter of 2011.  The decrease in the average balance of FHLB stock was primarily due to mandatory redemptions of stock due to a decrease in the amount of borrowings outstanding with the FHLB.

Interest on Federal funds sold amounted to $568,000 for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $711,000 for the first quarter of 2011.  The average balance of Federal funds sold amounted to $904.3 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $1.54 billion for the first quarter of 2011.  The yield earned on Federal funds sold was 0.25% for the 2012 first quarter and 0.19% for the 2011 first quarter.  The decrease in the average balance of Federal funds sold is primarily due to the use of Federal funds to fund the debt extinguishments in the Transactions.  

Total interest expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 decreased $146.4 million, or 40.5%, to $214.7 million from $361.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.  This decrease was primarily due to a $14.01 billion, or 26.2%, decrease in the average balance of total interest-bearing liabilities to $39.43 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared with $53.44 billion for the first quarter of 2011. The decrease was also due to a 55 basis point decrease in the weighted-average cost of total interest-bearing liabilities to 2.19% for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared with 2.74% for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.  The decrease in the average balance of total interest-bearing liabilities was due primarily to the effects of the Transactions.

Interest expense on deposits decreased $16.4 million, or 19.5%, to $67.9 million for the first quarter of 2012 from $84.3 million for the first quarter of 2011.  This decrease is due primarily to a decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing deposits of 27 basis points to 1.11% for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 1.38% for the first quarter of 2011.  The decrease is also due to a $27.2 million decrease in the average balance of interest-bearing deposits to $24.70 billion during the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $24.73 billion for the first quarter of 2011.

The decrease in the average cost of deposits for the first three months of 2012 reflected lower market interest rates and our decision to lower deposit rates to slow deposit growth.  At March 31, 2012, time deposits scheduled to mature within one year totaled $8.36 billion with an average cost of 1.13%.  These time deposits are scheduled to mature as follows: $3.05 billion with an average cost of 0.87% in the second quarter of 2012, $2.29 billion with an average cost of 1.08% in the third quarter of 2012, $1.65 billion with an average cost of 1.52% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $1.37 billion with an average cost of 1.30% in the first quarter of 2013.  Based on our deposit retention experience and current pricing strategy, we anticipate that a significant portion of these time deposits will remain with us as renewed time deposits or as transfers to other deposit products at the prevailing rate.

Interest expense on borrowed funds decreased $130.0 million to $146.8 million for the first quarter of 2012 from $276.8 million for the first quarter of 2011. This decrease was primarily due to a $13.99 billion decrease in the average balance of borrowed funds to $14.72 billion for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $28.71 billion for the first quarter of 2011.  This decrease was partially offset by a 10 basis point increase in the weighted-average cost of borrowed funds to 4.01% for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 3.91% for the firstquarter of 2011.  The decrease in the average balance was primarily due to the effects of the Transactions.  The increase in the weighted-average cost of borrowed funds was due to the maturity of short-term borrowings that were used to fund a portion of the debt extinguishments in the Restructuring Transaction. 

Borrowings amounted to $14.18 billion at March 31, 2012 with an average cost of 4.06%.  Borrowings scheduled to mature over the next 12 months are as follows: $750.0 million with an average cost of 0.74% in the second quarter of 2012, $750.0 million with an average cost of 0.85% in the third quarter of 2012, $500.0 million with an average cost of 0.98% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and no scheduled maturities for the first quarter of 2013.

The provision for loan losses amounted to $25.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $40.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.  For the linked fourth quarter of 2011, the provision for loan losses amounted to $25.0 million.  The decrease in our provision for loan losses during the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011 was due primarily to the stabilization in early-stage delinquencies, represented by loans that are 30 to 89 days delinquent, the decrease in net charge-offs and a decrease in the size of the loan portfolio.  Non-performing loans, defined as non-accruing loans and accruing loans delinquent 90 days or more, amounted to $1.06 billion at March 31, 2012 compared with $1.02 billion at December 31, 2011. The ratio of non-performing loans to total loans was 3.71% at March 31, 2012 compared with 3.48% at December 31, 2011.  The highly publicized foreclosure issues that have recently affected the nation's largest mortgage loan servicers have resulted in greater bank regulatory, court and state attorney general scrutiny.  As a result, our foreclosure process and the time to complete a foreclosure have been delayed.  We are now experiencing a time frame to repayment or foreclosure ranging from 30 to 36 months from the initial non-performing period.  This protracted foreclosure process delays our ability to resolve non-performing loans through the sale of the underlying collateral and our ability to maximize any recoveries. 

Loans delinquent 30 to 59 days amounted to $385.4 million at March 31, 2012 as compared to $427.2 million at December 31, 2011.  Loans delinquent 60 to 89 days amounted to $182.0 million at March 31, 2012 as compared to $187.4 million at December 31, 2011.  The allowance for loans losses amounted to $280.7 million at March 31, 2012 as compared to $273.8 million at December 31, 2011.  The allowance for loan losses as a percent of total loans and as a percent of non-performing loans was 0.98% and 26.37%, respectively at March 31, 2012, as compared to 0.93% and 26.77%, respectively at December 31, 2011.  

Net charge-offs amounted to $18.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 as compared to net charge-offs of $21.3 million for the first quarter in 2011 and $20.0 million for the linked fourth quarter of 2011.  The ratio of net charge-offs to average loans was 0.25% for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 0.28% for the first quarter of 2011 and 0.27%  for the linked fourth quarter of 2011.

Total non-interest income was $2.8 million for the first quarter 2012 as compared to $105.2 million for the same quarter in 2011. Included in non-interest income for the first quarter 2011 were net gains on securities transactions of $102.5 million which resulted from the sale of $9.04 billion of securities available-for-sale.  Substantially all of the proceeds from the sale of securities were used to pay off borrowings in the Restructuring Transaction.  There were no securities sales for the three month period ended March 31, 2012. 

Total non-interest expense amounted to $91.6 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $1.24 billion for the first quarter of 2011.  Included in total non-interest expense for the 2011 first quarter was a $1.17 billion loss on the extinguishment of debt related to the Restructuring Transaction.  

Compensation and employee benefit costs increased $1.2 million, or 3.9%, to $32.1 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $30.9 million for the first quarter of 2011. The increase in compensation costs is primarily due to increases of $704,000 in compensation costs, $654,000 in pension expense and $409,000 in health plan expense.  The increase in compensation costs was due primarily to additional full time equivalent employees as well as normal salary increases.  The increase in pension expense is due primarily to the discount rate and other actuarial assumptions used in determining pension expense.  These increases were partially offset by a $593,000 decrease in expense related to our stock benefit plans due primarily to a decrease in the price of our stock.  At March 31, 2012, we had 1,604 full-time equivalent employees as compared to 1,586 at December 31, 2011 and 1,569 at March 31, 2011. 

Federal deposit insurance expense increased $19.7 million, or 120.5%, to $36.0 million for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $16.3 million for the first quarter of 2011.  This increase was due primarily to the new insurance assessment methodology adopted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that became effective on April 1, 2011 and which redefined the assessment base as average consolidated total assets minus average tangible equity.  Previously, deposit insurance assessments were based on the amount of deposits.

Included in other expense for the first quarter of 2012 were write-downs on foreclosed real estate and net losses on the sale of foreclosed real estate of $1.1 million as compared to $776,000 for the first quarter of 2011 and professional fees of $5.7 million as compared to $4.6 million for those same respective periods. 

Our efficiency ratio was 38.7% for the 2012 first quarter as compared to 26.0% for the 2011 first quarter.  The efficiency ratio is calculated by dividing non-interest expense, excluding the loss on the extinguishment of debt, by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income, excluding net securities gains from the Restructuring Transaction.  Our annualized ratio of non-interest expense to average total assets for the first quarter of 2012 was 0.82% as compared to 8.44% for the first quarter of 2011.  Excluding the loss on the extinguishment of debt, our annualized ratio of operating non-interest expense to average total assets was 0.46% for the first quarter of 2011.  Please see the attached Reconciliation of GAAP and Operating Earnings for a reconciliation of operating earnings to the Company's earnings reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and a calculation of the efficiency ratio.

Income tax expense amounted to $47.3 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared with an income tax benefit of $363.3 million for the same quarter in 2011.  Our effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2012 was 39.33% compared with 39.53% for the first quarter of 2011. 

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. maintains its corporate offices in Paramus, New Jersey. Hudson City Savings Bank, a well-established community financial institution serving its customers since 1868, is the largest thrift institution headquartered in New Jersey.  Hudson City Savings Bank currently operates a total of 135 branch offices in the New York metropolitan and surrounding areas.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are based on certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.  Such forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of such words as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "plan," "estimate," "predict," "continue," and "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Hudson City Bancorp, Inc., the characterization of the future effects of the Transactions on balance sheet strength, capital ratios, net interest margin and earnings prospects, and Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.'s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements contained in this release that are not historical facts.  Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.'s ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain and actual results and performance could differ materially from those contemplated or implied by these forward-looking statements. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause assumptions to be incorrect include, but are not limited to, changes in interest rates, general economic conditions, and legislative, regulatory and public policy changes. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements.  For a summary of important factors that could affect Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.'s forward-looking statements, please refer to Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at www.sec.gov.  Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release or to conform these statements to actual events.

TABLES FOLLOW

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition











March 31,


December 31,




2012

2011

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)









Assets:





Cash and due from banks


$                   140,592


$                   194,029

Federal funds sold and other overnight deposits


690,096


560,051

          Total cash and cash equivalents


830,688


754,080







Securities available for sale:





   Mortgage-backed securities


9,039,762


9,170,390

   Investment securities 


318,608


7,368

Securities held to maturity:





   Mortgage-backed securities 


3,853,733


4,115,523

   Investment securities 


39,011


539,011


Total securities


13,251,114


13,832,292







Loans 



28,731,298


29,327,345

   Net deferred loan costs


83,495


83,805

   Allowance for loan losses


(280,713)


(273,791)


Net loans


28,534,080


29,137,359







Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock


470,064


510,564

Foreclosed real estate, net


34,770


40,619

Accrued interest receivable


113,509


129,088

Banking premises and equipment, net


71,348


70,610

Goodwill


152,109


152,109

Other assets


680,902


729,164


          Total Assets


$              44,138,584


$              45,355,885







Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:





Deposits:





          Interest-bearing


$              24,497,169


$              24,903,311

          Noninterest-bearing


624,372


604,449


Total deposits


25,121,541


25,507,760







Repurchase agreements


6,950,000


6,950,000

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York advances


7,225,000


8,125,000


Total borrowed funds


14,175,000


15,075,000







Accrued expenses and other liabilities


224,534


212,685


Total liabilities


39,521,075


40,795,445







Common stock, $0.01 par value, 3,200,000,000 shares authorized;






741,466,555 shares issued; 528,132,975 and 527,571,496 shares






outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011


7,415


7,415

Additional paid-in capital 


4,724,671


4,720,890

Retained earnings


1,741,571


1,709,821

Treasury stock, at cost; 213,333,580 and 213,895,059 shares at March 31, 2012 





 and December 31, 2011


(1,714,526)


(1,719,114)

Unallocated common stock held by the employee stock ownership plan


(196,721)


(198,223)

Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax


55,099


39,651


Total shareholders' equity


4,617,509


4,560,440


          Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


$              44,138,584


$              45,355,885











 

 

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)








For the Three Months


Ended March 31,








2012


2011








(In thousands, except per share data)

Interest and Dividend Income:







First mortgage loans


$                  342,725


$                  382,953



Consumer and other loans


3,383


4,148



Mortgage-backed securities held to maturity


37,809


61,216



Mortgage-backed securities available for sale


52,831


122,092



Investment securities held to maturity


1,733


32,827



Investment securities available for sale


1,253


775



Dividends on Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock


8,489


12,801



Federal funds sold


568


711













     Total interest and dividend income


448,791


617,523












Interest Expense:







Deposits


67,876


84,318



Borrowed funds


146,797


276,804













     Total interest expense


214,673


361,122














Net interest income


234,118


256,401












Provision for Loan Losses


25,000


40,000














Net interest income after provision for loan losses


209,118


216,401












Non-Interest Income:







Service charges and other income


2,787


2,739



Gain on securities transactions, net


-


102,468



     Total non-interest income


2,787


105,207












Non-Interest Expense:







Compensation and employee benefits


32,142


30,884



Net occupancy expense


8,657


8,425



Federal deposit insurance assessment


36,000


16,330



Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


1,172,092



Other expense


14,799


12,837



     Total non-interest expense


91,598


1,240,568














Income (loss) before income tax expense  (benefit)


120,307


(918,960)












Income Tax Expense (Benefit) 


47,320


(363,296)














Net (loss) income


$                    72,987


$                 (555,664)












Basic  Earnings (Loss) Per Share


$                        0.15


$                       (1.13)












Diluted  Earnings (Loss) Per Share


$                        0.15


$                       (1.13)












Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:








Basic




495,983,174


493,843,304














Diluted




496,008,154


493,843,304























Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Reconciliation of GAAP and Operating Earnings

(Unaudited)


Operating earnings are not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").  However, we believe that operating earnings are an important indication of earnings from our core banking operations.  Operating earnings typically exclude the effects of certain non-recurring or unusual transactions, such as the Transactions.  We believe that our presentation of operating earnings provides useful supplemental information to both management and investors in evaluating the Company's financial results.


Operating earnings should not be considered a substitute for net income, earnings per share or any other data prepared in accordance with GAAP.   In addition, we may calculate operating earnings differently from other companies reporting data with similar names.  The following is a reconciliation of the Company's GAAP and operating earnings for the periods presented:




For the Three Months Ended



March 31, 


December 31,



2012


2011


2011



(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)








GAAP (Loss) Earnings

$

72,987

$

(555,664)

$

(360,536)

Adjustments to GAAP (loss) earnings:







   Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


1,172,092


728,499

   Net gain on securities sales related to







     Restructuring Transaction (5)


-


(98,278)


-

Valuation allowance related to Lehman Brothers






3,900

   Income tax effect


-


(424,479)


(313,252)

     Operating earnings


72,987


93,671


58,611








Diluted GAAP (Loss) Earnings per Share

$

0.15

$

(1.13)

$

(0.73)

Adjustments to GAAP (loss) earnings:







   Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


2.37


1.47

   Net gain on securities sales related to







     Restructuring Transaction (5)


-


(0.20)


-

Valuation allowance related to Lehman Brothers






0.01

   Income tax effect


-


(0.85)


(0.63)

     Diluted operating earnings per share

$

0.15

$

0.19

$

0.12

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:






     Basic


495,983,174


493,843,304


495,539,810

     Diluted   


496,008,154


494,502,987


495,539,810








Operating Efficiency Ratio







Total non-interest expense

$

91,598

$

1,240,568

$

820,094

Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


(1,172,092)


(728,499)

  Valuation allowance related to Lehman Brothers






(3,900)

   Operating non-interest expense


91,598

$

68,476

$

87,695








Net interest income


234,118


256,401


206,981

Total non-interest income


2,787


105,207


2,884

Net gains on securities transactions related to 






-

   Restructuring Transaction (5)


-


(98,278)



Operating non-interest income


2,787


6,929


2,884

   Total operating income

$

236,905

$

263,330

$

209,865








Operating efficiency ratio(4)


38.66%


26.00%


41.79%

Ratio of operating earnings to average assets (1) (2)


0.65%


0.63%


0.47%

Ratio of operating earnings to average equity(1) (3)


6.33%


6.99%


4.79%








(1)  Ratios are annualized.

(2) Calculated by dividing annualized operating earnings by average assets

(3) Calculated by dividing annualized operating earnings by average shareholders' equity

(4) Calculated by dividing operating non-interest expense by total operating income 

(5) Total net securities gains amounted to  $102.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 , respectively.

     There were no securities gains for the three months ended March 31, 2012.








 

 

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Consolidated Average Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)





For the Three Months Ended March 31,






2012


2011










Average






Average






Average




Yield/


Average




Yield/






Balance


Interest


Cost


Balance


Interest


Cost






(Dollars in thousands)



















Assets:














Interest-earnings assets:















First mortgage loans, net (1)

$   28,537,843


$  342,725


4.80

%

$   30,051,014


$  382,953


5.10

%


Consumer and other loans

287,685


3,383


4.70


321,407


4,148


5.16




Federal funds sold and other overnight deposits

904,295


568


0.25


1,540,837


711


0.19




Mortgage-backed securities at amortized cost

12,744,610


90,640


2.84


21,516,223


183,308


3.41




Federal Home Loan Bank stock

495,223


8,489


6.86


868,615


12,801


5.89




Investment securities, at amortized cost

402,317


2,986


2.97


3,998,704


33,602


3.36





Total interest-earning assets

43,371,973


448,791


4.14


58,296,800


617,523


4.24

















Noninterest-earnings assets (4)

1,515,313






1,338,090









Total Assets

$   44,887,286






$   59,634,890





















Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:














Interest-bearing liabilities:















Savings accounts

$        881,077


819


0.37


$        860,612


1,372


0.65




Interest-bearing transaction accounts

2,006,461


3,266


0.65


2,112,630


4,146


0.80




Money market accounts

8,350,175


12,657


0.61


6,877,170


17,868


1.05




Time deposits

13,464,569


51,134


1.53


14,879,043


60,932


1.66





Total interest-bearing deposits

24,702,282


67,876


1.11


24,729,455


84,318


1.38




















Repurchase agreements

6,950,000


78,182


4.52


13,687,190


139,693


4.14




Federal Home Loan Bank of New York advances

7,774,195


68,615


3.55


15,019,833


137,111


3.70





Total borrowed funds

14,724,195


146,797


4.01


28,707,023


276,804


3.91





Total interest-bearing liabilities

39,426,477


214,673


2.19


53,436,478


361,122


2.74



















Noninterest-bearing liabilities:















Noninterest-bearing deposits

598,789






564,045








Other noninterest-bearing liabilities

248,758






276,891









Total noninterest-bearing liabilities

847,547






840,936
























Total liabilities

40,274,024






54,277,414







Shareholders' equity

4,613,262






5,357,476









Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$   44,887,286






$   59,634,890























Net interest income/net interest rate spread (2)



$  234,118


1.95




$  256,401


1.50



















Net interest-earning assets/net interest margin (3)

$     3,945,496




2.15

%

$     4,860,322




1.72

%

















Ratio of interest-earning assets to















interest-bearing liabilities





1.10

x





1.09

x


(1)

Amount includes deferred loan costs and non-performing loans and is net of the allowance for loan losses.



(2)

Determined by subtracting the annualized weighted average cost of total interest-bearing liabilities from the annualized weighted average yield on total interest-earning assets.



(3)

Determined by dividing annualized net interest income by total average interest-earning assets.



(4)

Includes the average balance of principal receivable related to FHLMC mortgage-backed securities of $110.5 million and $200.2 million





for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.





























 

 

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Book Value Calculations






March 31,



2012

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)






Shareholders' equity 


$              4,617,509

Goodwill and other intangible assets


(154,844)

Tangible Shareholders' equity


$              4,462,665




Book Value Share Computation:



     Issued


741,466,555

     Treasury shares


(213,333,580)

          Shares outstanding


528,132,975

     Unallocated ESOP shares


(31,511,548)

     Unvested RRP shares


(4,500)

     Shares in trust


(299,493)

               Book value shares


496,317,434




Book value per share


$                       9.30




Tangible book value per share


$                       8.99

 

 

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.

Other Financial Data


Securities Portfolio at March 31, 2012













Amortized


Estimated


Unrealized


Cost


Fair Value


Gain/(Loss)




(Dollars in thousands)



Held to Maturity:












Mortgage-backed securities:






    FHLMC

$       2,018,619


$               2,146,432


$                       127,813

    FNMA

1,082,570


1,161,587


79,017

    FHLMC and FNMA CMO's

671,557


716,497


44,940

    GNMA

80,987


83,771


2,784

       Total mortgage-backed securities

3,853,733


4,108,287


254,554







Investment securities:






     United States GSE debt

39,011


45,312


6,301

       Total investment securities

39,011


45,312


6,301







Total held to maturity

$       3,892,744


$               4,153,599


$                       260,855













Available for sale:












Mortgage-backed securities:






    FHLMC

$       3,389,925


$               3,458,082


$                         68,157

    FNMA

4,285,217


4,355,790


70,573

    FHLMC and FNMA CMO's

75,186


77,558


2,372

    GNMA

1,117,983


1,148,332


30,349

       Total mortgage-backed securities

8,868,311


9,039,762


171,451







Investment securities:






     Corporate debt

307,620


311,208


3,588

     Equity securities

6,813


7,400


587

       Total investment securities

314,433


318,608


4,175







 Total available for sale 

$       9,182,744


$               9,358,370


$                       175,626







 

 

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.

Other Financial Data


Loan Data at March 31, 2012:












 Non-Performing Loans


 Total Loans



Loan




Percent of 


Loan



Percent of 



Balance


Number  


Total Loans


Balance


Number  

Total Loans







(Dollars in thousands)




First Mortgage Loans:












One- to four- family


$        935,353


2,606


3.26%


$     27,515,580


66,129

95.77%

FHA/VA


103,631


404


0.36%


720,720


3,565

2.51%

PMI


12,222


38


0.04%


175,166


564

0.61%

Construction


4,296


3


0.02%


4,669


5

0.02%

Commercial


3,121


7


0.01%


38,657


83

0.13%

   Total mortgage loans


1,058,623


3,058


3.69%


28,454,792


70,346

99.04%













Home equity loans


4,962


50


0.02%


255,163


6,826

0.89%

Other loans


1,000


1


-


21,343


2,131

0.07%

    Total


$     1,064,585


3,109


3.71%


$     28,731,298


79,303

100.00%













 

  • Net charge-offs amounted to $18.1 million for the first quarter of 2012.
  • Updated valuations are received on or before the time a loan becomes 180 days past due.  If necessary, we charge-off an amount to reduce the loan's carrying value to the updated valuation less estimated selling costs.
  •  Based on the valuation indices, house prices have declined in the New York metropolitan area, where 77.5% of our non-performing loans were located at March 31, 2012, by approximately 25% from the peak of the market in 2006 through January 2012 and by 34% nationwide during that period.  From January 2011 to January 2012, the house price indices decreased by approximately 4% in the New York metropolitan area and 4% nationwide.
  • Our quantitative analysis of the allowance for loan losses considers the results of the reappraisal process as well as the results of our foreclosed property transactions.
  • Our qualitative analysis of the allowance for loan losses includes a further evaluation of economic factors, such as trends in the unemployment rate, as well as ratio analysis to evaluate the overall measurement of the allowance for loan losses.  This analysis includes a review of delinquency ratios, house price indices, net charge-off ratios and the ratio of the allowance for loan losses to both non-performing loans and total loans.

 

Foreclosed real estate at March 31, 2012:












Carrying



Number Under



Number


Value



Contract of Sale





(Dollars in thousands)




Foreclosed real estate


110


$        34,770



53









 

  • During the first three months of 2012, we sold 66 foreclosed properties. Write-downs on foreclosed real estate and net losses on the sale of foreclosed real estate amounted to $1.1 million for the first three months of 2012. 

 

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Other Financial Data

(Unaudited)


 

At or for the Quarter Ended


March 31, 2012


Dec. 31, 2011


Sept. 30, 2011


June 30, 2011


March 31, 2011


(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Net interest income 

$             234,118


$              206,981


$           244,643


$           272,909


$               256,401

Provision for loan losses 

25,000


25,000


25,000


30,000


40,000

Non-interest income 

2,787


2,884


3,094


2,732


105,207

Non-interest expense:










   Compensation and employee benefits

32,142


25,155


27,201


29,889


30,884

   FDIC insurance assessment

36,000


37,587


33,866


33,198


16,330

   Other non-interest expense 

23,456


757,352


22,594


22,750


1,193,354

 Total non-interest expense 

91,598


820,094


83,661


85,837


1,240,568

Income (loss) before income tax expense (benefit)

120,307


(635,229)


139,076


159,804


(918,960)

Income tax expense (benefit) 

47,320


(274,693)


54,873


63,796


(363,296)

Net income (loss)

$               72,987


$            (360,536)


$             84,203


$             96,008


$             (555,664)

Total assets 

$        44,138,584


$         45,355,885


$      50,850,815


$      51,778,639


$          52,429,066

Loans, net 

28,534,080


29,137,359


29,870,173


30,203,196


30,182,380

Mortgage-backed securities

12,893,495


13,285,913


14,439,298


15,380,480


15,844,937

Other securities

357,619


546,379


1,646,362


3,646,171


3,946,072

Deposits 

25,121,541


25,507,760


25,421,419


25,554,601


25,461,079

Borrowings

14,175,000


15,075,000


20,225,000


21,125,000


22,025,000

Shareholders' equity 

4,617,509


4,560,440


4,979,469


4,887,959


4,728,847

Performance Data:










Return on average assets (1) 

0.65%


-2.91%


0.65%


0.74%


-3.73%

Return on average equity (1) 

6.33%


-29.50%


6.80%


8.00%


-41.49%

Net interest rate spread(1) 

1.95%


1.51%


1.76%


1.94%


1.50%

Net interest margin (1) 

2.15%


1.73%


1.97%


2.14%


1.72%

Non-interest expense to average assets (1) (4)

0.82%


6.62%


0.65%


0.67%


8.44%

Compensation and benefits to total revenue (5)

13.57%


11.99%


10.98%


10.84%


8.54%

Efficiency ratio (2)  

38.66%


41.79%


33.77%


31.14%


26.00%

Dividend payout ratio

53.33%


              NM


47.06%


42.11%


              NM

Per Common Share Data:










Basic (loss) earnings per common share 

$0.15


($0.73)


$0.17


$0.19


($1.13)

Diluted (loss) earnings per common share 

$0.15


($0.73)


$0.17


$0.19


($1.13)

Book value per share (3)

$9.30


$9.20


$10.05


$9.89


$9.58

Tangible book value per share (3)

$8.99


$8.89


$9.74


$9.58


$9.26

Dividends per share 

$0.08


$0.08


$0.08


$0.08


$0.15

Capital Ratios:










Equity to total assets (consolidated) 

10.46%


10.05%


9.79%


9.44%


9.02%

Tier 1 leverage capital (Bank) 

9.17%


8.83%


8.77%


8.44%


8.12%

Total risk-based capital (Bank)

20.39%


20.00%


21.57%


20.27%


19.66%

Other Data:










Full-time equivalent employees

1,604


1,586


1,580


1,577


1,569

Number of branch offices

135


135


135


135


135

Asset Quality Data:










Total non-performing loans 

$          1,064,585


$           1,022,687


$           948,706


$           914,239


$               886,530

Number of non-performing loans

3,109


2,987


2,759


2,627


2,524

Total number of loans

79,303


80,823


82,662


83,332


82,976

Total non-performing assets 

$          1,099,355


$           1,063,306


$           989,682


$           952,603


$               930,541

Non-performing loans to total loans

3.71%


3.48%


3.16%


3.01%


2.92%

Non-performing assets to total assets

2.49%


2.34%


1.95%


1.84%


1.77%

Allowance for loan losses

$             280,713


$              273,791


$           268,754


$           262,306


$               255,283

Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans

26.37%


26.77%


28.33%


28.69%


28.80%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

0.98%


0.93%


0.89%


0.86%


0.84%

Provision for loan losses 

$               25,000


$                25,000


$             25,000


$             30,000


$                 40,000

Net charge-offs

$               18,078


$                19,963


$             18,552


$             22,977


$                 21,290

Ratio of net charge-offs to average loans (1)

0.25%


0.27%


0.25%


0.30%


0.28%

Net losses on foreclosed real estate

$                 1,128


$                  2,552


$               2,080


$               2,053


$                      776

(1)  Ratios are annualized.





(4) Computed by dividing non-interest expense by average assets.

(2) Computed by dividing non-interest expense by the sum of net interest income and


(5) Computed by dividing compensation and benefits by the sum of

      non-interest income. For the March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2011 quarters,


      net interest income and non-interest income

      non-interest expense excludes the loss on debt extinguishments and







      non-interest income excludes securities gains from the Transactions.







      See the attached Reconciliation of GAAP and Operating Earnings







      for a calculation of the efficiency ratio.







(3) See page 12 for the Book Value Calculations for book value per share



      and tangible book value per share.


NM - not meaningful

 

 

 

SOURCE Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.



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