Butterfield Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

July 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Bank of Butterfield  announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

A spokesperson said, “Net income for the second quarter of 2022 was $49.1 million or $0.99 per diluted common share compared to net income of $44.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted common share, for the previous quarter and $39.6 million, or $0.79 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2021. Core net income1 for the second quarter of 2022 was $50.2 million, or $1.01 per diluted common share, compared to $44.7 million, or $0.90 per diluted common share, for the previous quarter and $40.1 million, or $0.80 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2021.

“The core return on average tangible common equity1 for the second quarter of 2022 was 27.8%, compared to 21.9% for the previous quarter and 18.7% for the second quarter of 2021. The core efficiency ratio1 for the second quarter of 2022 was 60.2% compared with 63.7% in the previous quarter and 66.3% for the second quarter of 2021.”

Michael Collins, Butterfield’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Butterfield was able to build on our first quarter momentum with continued strong results in the second quarter of 2022. Revenue generation was robust, with growth in both interest and non-interest income.

“As anticipated, non-core commercial deposits have moderated due to client investment of cash and the strong US dollar impact on foreign currency deposits. As overall deposit levels normalize further, we expect the Bank to return to an organic deposit growth rate of low single digit percentages annually. Our net interest margin increased 23 basis points and should continue to improve in the rising rate environment.

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“I am also pleased to share that Butterfield has recently joined the United Nations Global Compact ["UNGC"] – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Participating in the UNGC reinforces our commitment to ethical and responsible business practices and gives us an organizing framework as we continue to develop our environmental and social responsibility programs, aimed at creating shared value for the communities in which we operate.”

A spokesperson added, “Net interest income [“NII”] for the second quarter of 2022 was $82.0 million, an increase of $6.1 million, compared with NII of $75.9 million in the previous quarter and up $7.3 million from $74.7 million in the second quarter of 2021. NII was higher during the second quarter of 2022 compared to the prior quarter primarily due to higher yields on treasury securities, loans and investments, which was slightly moderated by higher deposit costs, particularly in the Channel Islands. Compared to the second quarter of 2021, NII was higher due to increased asset yields, which were partially offset by lower average interest earnings asset volume.

“Net interest margin [“NIM”] for the second quarter of 2022 was 2.26%, an increase of 23 basis points from 2.03% in the previous quarter and up 25 basis points from 2.01% in the second quarter of 2021. NIM in the second quarter of 2022 was higher than the prior quarter and second quarter of 2021 primarily due to improved market interest rates and a favorable mix of deployment into higher yielding assets.

“Non-interest income for the second quarter of 2022 of $51.8 million was $1.9 million higher than the $49.9 million earned in the previous quarter and $3.0 million higher than $48.8 million in the second quarter of 2021. Non-interest income during the second quarter of 2022 increased compared to the prior quarter primarily due to increased Trust revenue from the onboarding of new clients and activity-based revenues, and other non-interest income, consisting of the scheduled recognition of unclaimed assets. Non-interest income was up in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021 due to the increased unclaimed assets and increased foreign exchange commissions.

“There was a provision for credit losses of $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to a net credit recovery in the previous quarter of $0.7 million and a net credit recovery of $1.0 million during the second quarter of 2021. The increase in the provision for credit losses was driven by loan originations and less favorable macroeconomic forecasts.

“Non-interest expenses were $83.0 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to $82.0 million in the previous quarter and $84.8 million in the second quarter of 2021. Core non-interest expenses1 increased to $81.9 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to $81.6 million the previous quarter and lower than the $83.4 million incurred in the second quarter of 2021. Core non-interest expenses1 were relatively consistent in the second quarter of 2022 versus the previous quarter. Compared to the second quarter of 2021, non-interest expenses were lower due to a one-time program in the prior period that allowed employees to receive payment for unused vacation time during the pandemic, which was not repeated in the current quarter.

“Period end deposit balances were lower at $13.1 billion, compared to December 31, 2021 at $13.9 billion due to the anticipated normalization of pandemic-related elevated deposit levels, as well as the impact of foreign exchange translation from non-US dollar deposits following the strengthening of the US dollar. Deposits continued to remain elevated across all jurisdictions.

“The Bank maintained its balanced capital return policy. The Board again declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per common share to be paid on August 22, 2022 to shareholders of record on August 8, 2022.

“The current total regulatory capital ratio as at June 30, 2022 was 21.4% as calculated under Basel III, compared to 21.2% as at December 31, 2021. Both of these ratios remain significantly above the minimum Basel III regulatory requirements applicable to the Bank.”

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