HONOLULU, Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (American), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE - HE), today reported net income of $19.3 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $30.3 million in the second quarter of 2021 and $12.2 million in the third quarter of 2020.
"We're pleased with our financial results for the third quarter, which reflect continued solid performance and good credit quality, the latter of which drove an additional release of reserves. The governor's recent announcement encouraging visitors to return is a positive sign for our local economy and community," said Ann Teranishi, president and chief executive officer of American. "We continue to build our capabilities to provide even more value to our customers through digital banking services and customized financial solutions, while delivering the superior customer experience we're known for," said Teranishi.
Third quarter 2021 net interest income was $60.3 million compared to $60.8 million in the linked quarter and $57.3 million in the third quarter of 2020. The relatively flat net interest income versus the linked quarter reflected the impact of lower yields and lower recognition of fees associated with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portfolio, partially offset by higher earning assets driven by increased liquidity from continued deposit growth. The increase in net interest income versus the third quarter of 2020 was primarily due to growth in earning assets, lower cost of funds and higher fee income associated with the PPP loan portfolio. Net interest margin for the third quarter of 2021 was 2.90% compared to 2.98% in the linked quarter and 3.12% in the third quarter of 2020. Net interest margin for the first nine months of 2021 was 2.94% compared to 3.34% for the same period in 2020.
The results for the third quarter of 2021 included a negative provision for credit losses of $1.7 million, reflecting credit upgrades in the commercial and commercial real estate loan portfolios and consumer loan paydowns. This compares to a negative provision for credit losses of $12.2 million in the linked quarter and a provision for credit losses of $14.0 million in the third quarter of 2020. As of September 30, 2021, American's allowance for credit losses to outstanding loans was 1.48% compared to 1.51% as of June 30, 2021 and 1.67% as of September 30, 2020.
The net charge-off ratio for the third quarter of 2021 was 0.03%, compared to 0.04% in the linked quarter and 0.32% in the third quarter of 2020. Nonaccrual loans as a percent of total loans receivable held for investment were 0.97% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to 1.03% in the linked quarter and 0.77% in the prior year quarter.
Noninterest income was $14.8 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to $15.2 million in the linked quarter and $19.0 million in the third quarter of 2020. The decrease in noninterest income from the linked quarter was primarily due to lower fee income from financial services and lower mortgage banking income, partially offset by higher bank-owned life insurance income and fee income on deposit liabilities. The decrease in noninterest income from the prior year quarter was primarily due to lower mortgage banking income.
Third quarter of 2021 noninterest expense was $51.5 million, compared to $48.2 million in the linked quarter and $47.3 million in the third quarter of 2020. The increase in noninterest expense compared to the linked and prior year quarters was primarily due to higher incentive compensation costs reflecting the bank's strong performance for the first nine months of the year. The third quarter of 2021 also included higher data processing expense as the bank upgrades its technology and data analytic capabilities, partially offset by lower occupancy costs as the bank continues to optimize its branch footprint in connection with its digital transformation.
Total earning assets as of September 30, 2021 were $8.4 billion, up 9.3% from December 31, 2020.
Total loans were $5.1 billion as of September 30, 2021, down 1.3% compared to June 30, 2021 and down 4.0% from December 31, 2020. The reduction in the loan portfolio during the quarter included approximately $111 million in forgiven PPP loans, as well as declines in the home equity line of credit and consumer portfolios. The decrease in these portfolios was partially offset by growth in the residential, commercial and commercial real estate loan portfolios. Excluding PPP loan forgiveness, the loan portfolio grew by $46 million or 0.9% compared to June 30, 2021.
The investment securities portfolio was $3.1 billion as of September 30, 2021, up 39.8% from December 31, 2020 as growth in deposits continued to outpace loan growth. The portfolio is primarily comprised of securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies or U.S. government sponsored agencies.
Total deposits were $8.0 billion as of September 30, 2021, an increase of 1.3% compared to June 30, 2021 and an increase of 8.0% from December 31, 2020. For the third quarter of 2021, the average cost of funds was 0.06%, down one basis point versus the linked quarter and down seven basis points versus the prior year quarter.
For the third quarter of 2021 return on average equity was 10.3%, compared to 16.8% in the linked quarter and 6.8% in the third quarter of 2020. Return on average assets was 0.86% for the third quarter of 2021, compared to 1.38% in the linked quarter and 0.61% in the same quarter last year.
In the third quarter of 2021, American paid dividends of $12.0 million to HEI. American had a Tier 1 leverage ratio of 8.0% as of September 30, 2021.
HEI EARNINGS RELEASE, HEI WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS EARNINGS AND 2021 GUIDANCE
Concurrent with American's regulatory filing 30 days after the end of the quarter, American announced its third quarter 2021 financial results today. Please note that these reported results relate only to American and are not necessarily indicative of HEI's consolidated financial results for the third quarter of 2021.
HEI plans to announce its third quarter 2021 consolidated financial results on Friday, November 5, 2021 and will also conduct a webcast and conference call at 10:15 a.m.Hawaii time (4:15 p.m. Eastern time) that same day to discuss its consolidated earnings, including American's earnings, and 2021 guidance.
To listen to the conference call, dial 1-844-200-6205 (U.S.) or 1-929-526-1599 (international) and enter passcode 181692. Parties may also access presentation materials and/or listen to the conference call by visiting the conference call link on HEI's website at www.hei.com under the "Investor Relations," sub-heading "News and Events — Events and Presentations."
A replay will be available online and via phone. The online replay will be available on HEI's website about two hours after the event. An audio replay will also be available about two hours after the event through November 19, 2021. To access the audio replay, dial 1-866-813-9403 (U.S.) or 44-204-525-0658 (international) and enter passcode 965360.
HEI and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric) intend to continue to use HEI's website, www.hei.com, as a means of disclosing additional information; such disclosures will be included in the Investor Relations section of the website. Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor the Investor Relations section of HEI's website, in addition to following HEI's, Hawaiian Electric's and American's press releases, HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and HEI's public conference calls and webcasts. The information on HEI's website is not incorporated by reference into this document or into HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings unless, and except to the extent, specifically incorporated by reference.
Investors may also wish to refer to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (PUC) website at dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms to review documents filed with, and issued by, the PUC. No information on the PUC website is incorporated by reference into this document or into HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings.
The HEI family of companies provides the energy and financial services that empower much of the economic and community activity of Hawaii. HEI's electric utility, Hawaiian Electric, supplies power to approximately 95% of Hawaii's population and is undertaking an ambitious effort to decarbonize its operations and the broader state economy. Its banking subsidiary, American Savings Bank, is one of Hawaii's largest financial institutions, providing a wide array of banking and other financial services and working to advance economic growth, affordability and financial fitness. HEI also helps advance Hawaii's sustainability goals through investments by its non-regulated subsidiary, Pacific Current. For more information, visit www.hei.com.
This release may contain "forward-looking statements," which include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and usually include words such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "predicts," "estimates" or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance, ongoing business strategies or prospects or possible future actions are also forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and the accuracy of assumptions concerning HEI and its subsidiaries, the performance of the industries in which they do business and economic, political and market factors, among other things. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance.
Forward-looking statements in this release should be read in conjunction with the "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" discussions (which are incorporated by reference herein) set forth in HEI's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and HEI's other periodic reports that discuss important factors that could cause HEI's results to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the report, presentation or filing in which they are made. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, HEI, Hawaiian Electric, American and their subsidiaries undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
American Savings Bank, F.S.B. STATEMENTS OF INCOME DATA (Unaudited)
Three months ended
Nine months ended September 30
September 30, 2021
September 30, 2020
Interest and dividend income
Interest and fees on loans
Interest and dividends on investment securities
Total interest and dividend income
Interest on deposit liabilities
Interest on other borrowings
Total interest expense
Net interest income
Provision for credit losses
Net interest income after provision for credit losses
Fees from other financial services
Fee income on deposit liabilities
Fee income on other financial products
Bank-owned life insurance
Mortgage banking income
Gain on sale of investment securities, net
Other income, net
Total noninterest income
Compensation and employee benefits
Office supplies, printing and postage
Total noninterest expense
Income before income taxes
Comprehensive income (loss)
OTHER BANK INFORMATION (annualized %, except as of period end)
Return on average assets
Return on average equity
Return on average tangible common equity
Net interest margin
Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding
As of period end
Nonaccrual loans to loans receivable held for investment
Allowance for credit losses to loans outstanding
Tangible common equity to tangible assets
Tier-1 leverage ratio
Dividend paid to HEI (via ASB Hawaii, Inc.) ($ in millions)
The three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021 include approximately $0.1 million and $0.5 million, respectively, of certain direct and incremental COVID-19 related costs. The three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020 include approximately $0.7 million and $4.5 million, respectively, of certain significant direct and incremental COVID-19 related costs. These costs for the first nine months of 2020, which have been recorded in Other expense, include $2.4 million of compensation expense and $1.7 million of enhanced cleaning and sanitation costs.
This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in HEI filings with the SEC. Results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for future interim periods or the full year.
American Savings Bank, F.S.B. BALANCE SHEETS DATA (Unaudited)
September 30, 2021
December 31, 2020
Cash and due from banks
Cash and cash equivalents
Available-for-sale, at fair value
Held-to-maturity, at amortized cost
Stock in Federal Home Loan Bank, at cost
Loans held for investment
Allowance for credit losses
Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value
Liabilities and shareholder's equity
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes
Net unrealized gains (losses) on securities
Retirement benefit plans
Total shareholder's equity
Total liabilities and shareholder's equity
This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in HEI filings with the SEC.