Bank of America Reports Third-quarter 2014 Net Income of $168 Million on Revenue of $21.4 Billion(A); Loss of $0.01 per Share After Preferred Dividends

Results Include DoJ Settlement Costs of $5.3 Billion (Pretax) or $0.43 per Share (After Tax)

Continued Business Momentum

  • Four of Five Businesses Report Higher Net Income Compared to Year-ago Quarter
  • Originated $14.9 Billion in Residential Home Loans and Home Equity Loans in Q3-14, Helping More Than 43,500 Homeowners Purchase a Home or Refinance a Mortgage
  • More Than 1.2 Million New Credit Cards Issued in Q3-14, With 64 Percent Going to Existing Relationship Customers
  • Global Wealth and Investment Management Reports Record Revenue and Record Earnings
  • Total Firmwide Investment Banking Fees up 4 Percent From Q3-13 to $1.4 Billion
  • Sales and Trading Revenue, Excluding Net DVA, up 9 Percent From Q3-13(B)
  • Noninterest Expense, Excluding Litigation, Down $1.1 Billion From Q3-13 to $14.2 Billion(C)
  • Credit Quality Continued to Improve With Net Charge-offs Down 38 Percent From Q3-13 to $1.0 Billion; Net Charge-off Ratio of 0.46 Percent Is Lowest in a Decade

Capital and Liquidity Measures Remain Strong

  • Estimated Common Equity Tier 1 Ratio Under Basel 3 (Standardized Approach, Fully Phased-in) 9.6 Percent in Q3-14; Advanced Approaches 9.6 Percent in Q3-14(D)
  • Estimated Supplementary Leverage Ratios Above 2018 Required Minimums, With Parent Company at Approximately 5.5 Percent and Primary Bank at Approximately 6.8 Percent(E)
  • Global Excess Liquidity Sources Remain Strong at $429 Billion, up $70 Billion From Q3-13; Time-to-required Funding at 38 Months
  • Tangible Book Value per Share Increased 4 Percent From Q3-13 to $14.13 per Share(F)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--Bank of America Corporation today reported net income of $168 million for the third quarter of 2014. After deducting dividends on preferred shares, the company reported a loss of $0.01 per share. The results include the previously announced pretax charge of $5.3 billion for the settlement with the Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states (DoJ Settlement), which impacted earnings per share by $0.43. Earnings in the year-ago period were $2.5 billion or $0.20 per diluted share.

Revenue, net of interest expense, on an FTE basis declined 1 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to $21.4 billion. Revenue, net of interest expense, on an FTE basis, excluding equity investment gains ($9 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2013) and valuation adjustments related to changes in the company's credit spreads, increased 1 percent from the year-ago quarter to $21.2 billion from $21.0 billion(G).

“We saw solid customer and client activity and improved profitability in most of our businesses relative to the year-ago quarter,” said Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan. “We remain focused on streamlining and simplifying our company and connecting customers and clients with the real economy, an approach that is paying dividends for them and for our shareholders.”

"We continued to focus on optimizing the balance sheet this quarter so we can best serve the core financial needs of our customers and clients and still be in a position to meet new capital and liquidity requirements in an evolving regulatory framework," said Chief Financial Officer Bruce Thompson. "We also made significant progress on our cost structure, staying on track to meet the goals we established three years ago, and our credit quality metrics reflect both the improved environment and our risk underwriting."

Selected Financial Highlights

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions, except per share data) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Net interest income, FTE basis1 $ 10,444     $ 10,226     $ 10,479
Noninterest income 10,990 11,734 11,264
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis1 21,434 21,960 21,743
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis, excluding DVA1, 2 21,229 21,891 22,187
Provision for credit losses 636 411 296
Noninterest expense3 19,742 18,541 16,389
Net income $ 168 $ 2,291 $ 2,497
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $ (0.01 )     $ 0.19       $ 0.20

1 Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis is a non-GAAP financial measure. For reconciliations to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release. Net interest income on a GAAP basis was $10.2 billion, $10.0 billion and $10.3 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Total revenue, net of interest expense, on a GAAP basis was $21.2 billion, $21.7 billion and $21.5 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

2 Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. Net DVA gains (losses) were $205 million, $69 million and $(444) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

3 Noninterest expense includes litigation expense of $5.6 billion, $4.0 billion and $1.1 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

Net interest income, on an FTE basis, was comparable to the year-ago quarter at $10.4 billion(A) as lower loan balances and yields were largely offset by reductions in long-term debt and improved funding costs.

Noninterest income was down 2 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to $11.0 billion. Excluding net debit valuation adjustments (DVA) and equity investment income in both periods, noninterest income was up 2 percent from the year-ago quarter, as modest increases across most categories were largely offset by a decline in mortgage banking income(G).

The provision for credit losses increased $340 million from the third quarter of 2013 to $636 million, driven by $400 million in incremental credit costs associated with the consumer relief portion of the DoJ Settlement. Net charge-offs declined 38 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to $1.0 billion, with the net charge-off ratio falling to 0.46 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from 0.73 percent in the year-ago quarter. Including the incremental credit costs associated with the DoJ Settlement, the reserve release was $407 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a reserve release of $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2013.

Noninterest expense was $19.7 billion, compared to $16.4 billion in the year-ago quarter, driven by higher mortgage-related litigation expense, partially offset by reduced personnel expense. Excluding litigation expense of $5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2014 and $1.1 billion in the year-ago quarter, noninterest expense decreased 7 percent from the year-ago quarter to $14.2 billion, reflecting continued progress by the company to realize cost savings in its Legacy Assets and Servicing business and, to a lesser degree, Project New BAC(C).

The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2014 was driven by the non-deductible portion of the DoJ Settlement charge, partially offset by certain discrete tax benefits contributing approximately $0.04 of earnings per share, which included the resolution of certain tax examinations, and by recurring tax preference items. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2013 was primarily driven by a $1.1 billion negative impact on the company's deferred tax asset as a result of the change in the U.K. corporate income tax rate enacted in July.

At September 30, 2014, the company had 229,538 full-time employees, down 7 percent from the year-ago quarter and 2 percent below the second quarter of 2014.

Business Segment Results

The company reports results through five business segments: Consumer and Business Banking (CBB), Consumer Real Estate Services (CRES), Global Wealth and Investment Management (GWIM), Global Banking, and Global Markets, with the remaining operations recorded in All Other.

Consumer and Business Banking (CBB)

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis $ 7,511     $ 7,371     $ 7,524
Provision for credit losses 617 534 761
Noninterest expense 3,979 3,984 3,967
Net income $ 1,856 $ 1,797 $ 1,787
Return on average allocated capital1 25.0 % 24.5 % 23.7 %
Average loans $ 160,879 $ 160,240 $ 165,719
Average deposits 545,116 543,567 522,009
At period-end
Brokerage assets $ 108,533       $ 105,926       $ 89,517  

1 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

Business Highlights

  • Average deposit balances increased $23.1 billion, or 4 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $545.1 billion. The increase was primarily driven by growth in liquid products in the current low-rate environment.
  • Client brokerage assets increased $19.0 billion, or 21 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $108.5 billion, driven by increased account flows and market valuations.
  • Credit card issuance remained strong. The company issued 1.2 million new credit cards in the third quarter of 2014, up 15 percent from the 1.0 million cards issued in the year-ago quarter. Approximately 64 percent of these cards went to existing relationship customers during the third quarter of 2014.
  • The number of mobile banking customers increased 15 percent from the year-ago quarter to 16.1 million users, and 11 percent of deposit transactions by consumers were done through mobile compared to 8 percent in the year-ago quarter.
  • Return on average allocated capital was 25.0 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 23.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013.

Financial Overview

Consumer and Business Banking reported net income of $1.9 billion, up $69 million, or 4 percent, from the year-ago quarter, driven by lower provision for credit losses. Revenue was relatively stable compared to the year-ago quarter, as lower net interest income resulting from lower loan balances and yields was partially offset by higher noninterest income due to higher service charges and card income.

The provision for credit losses decreased $144 million from the year-ago quarter to $617 million, driven by continued improvement in credit quality. Noninterest expense was $4.0 billion, in line with the year-ago quarter. The company reduced its retail footprint by another 76 banking centers during the third quarter of 2014 to 4,947 locations as a result of continued growth in mobile banking and other self-service customer touchpoints.


Consumer Real Estate Services (CRES)

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis $ 1,093     $ 1,390     $ 1,577
Provision for credit losses 286 (20 ) (308 )
Noninterest expense1 7,275 5,895 3,403
Net loss $ (5,184 ) $ (2,798 ) $ (990 )
Average loans and leases 87,971 88,257 88,406
At period-end
Loans and leases $ 87,962       $ 88,156       $ 87,586  

1 Noninterest expense includes litigation expense of $5.3 billion, $3.8 billion and $338 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013.

Business Highlights

  • The company originated $11.7 billion in first-lien residential mortgage loans and $3.2 billion in home equity loans in the third quarter of 2014, compared to $11.1 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014, and $22.6 billion and $1.8 billion, respectively, in the year-ago quarter.
  • The number of 60+ days delinquent first mortgage loans serviced by Legacy Assets and Servicing (LAS) declined 16 percent during the third quarter of 2014 to 221,000 loans from 263,000 loans at the end of the second quarter of 2014. Year-over-year, these loans are down 44 percent from 398,000 loans at the end of the third quarter of 2013.
  • Noninterest expense in LAS, excluding litigation, declined to $1.3 billion in the third quarter of 2014 from $1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2014 and $2.2 billion in the year-ago quarter as the company continued to focus on reducing the number of delinquent mortgage loans(H).

Financial Overview

Consumer Real Estate Services reported a loss of $5.2 billion for the third quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of $990 million for the same period in 2013, driven largely by the impact of the DoJ Settlement, including the non-deductible treatment of a portion of the settlement.

Revenue declined $484 million from the third quarter of 2013 to $1.1 billion, driven primarily by lower servicing fees due to a smaller servicing portfolio, lower mortgage servicing rights (MSR) results, net of hedges, and lower core production revenue due to fewer loan originations. These reductions were partially offset by lower representations and warranties provision compared to the year-ago quarter. Core production revenue decreased $172 million from the year-ago quarter to $293 million due primarily to lower volume.

The provision for credit losses increased $594 million from the year-ago quarter to $286 million, driven by $400 million in incremental costs associated with the consumer relief portion of the DoJ Settlement and a slower pace of credit quality improvement.

Noninterest expense increased $3.9 billion from the year-ago quarter to $7.3 billion due to a $5.0 billion increase in litigation expense primarily due to the DoJ Settlement, partially offset by lower LAS default-related staffing and other default-related servicing expenses, and lower Home Loans expenses as refinance demand slowed.


Global Wealth and Investment Management (GWIM)

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis $ 4,666     $ 4,589     $ 4,390
Provision for credit losses (15 ) (8 ) 23
Noninterest expense 3,403 3,445 3,247
Net income $ 813 $ 726 $ 720
Return on average allocated capital1 27.0 % 24.4 % 28.7 %
Average loans and leases $ 121,002 $ 118,512 $ 112,752
Average deposits 239,352 240,042 239,663
At period-end (dollars in billions)
Assets under management $ 888.0 $ 878.7 $ 779.6
Total client balances2 2,462.1       2,468.2       2,283.4  

1 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

2 Total client balances are defined as assets under management, client brokerage assets, assets in custody, client deposits and loans (including margin receivables).

Business Highlights

  • Client balances increased 8 percent from the year-ago quarter to $2.46 trillion, driven by higher market levels and net inflows. Third-quarter 2014 long-term assets under management (AUM) flows of $11.2 billion were the 21st consecutive quarter of positive flows.
  • GWIM successfully completed the national rollout of Merrill Lynch One, a new investment management platform that offers a single view of clients' holdings across all of their accounts. As of September 30, 2014, more than $157 billion in AUM, including $37 billion in new balances, and more than 400,000 accounts were on this platform.
  • Asset management fees grew to a record $2.0 billion, up 19 percent from the year-ago quarter.
  • Average loan balances increased 7 percent from the year-ago quarter to $121.0 billion from $112.8 billion.
  • Pretax margin was 27.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the year-ago margin of 25.5 percent, marking the seventh straight quarter over 25 percent.

Financial Overview

Global Wealth and Investment Management reported record net income of $813 million, compared to $720 million in the third quarter of 2013. Revenue increased 6 percent from the year-ago quarter to a record $4.7 billion, driven by higher noninterest income related to improved market valuation and long-term AUM flows.

The provision for credit losses decreased $38 million from the year-ago quarter to a benefit of $15 million primarily as a result of improved asset quality. Noninterest expense increased 5 percent to $3.4 billion, driven by higher revenue-related incentive compensation and other volume-related expenses.

Return on average allocated capital was 27.0 percent in the third quarter of 2014, down from 28.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, as improved earnings were more than offset by increased allocated capital.


Global Banking

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis $ 4,093     $ 4,179     $ 4,008
Provision for credit losses (32 ) 132 322
Noninterest expense 1,904 1,900 1,923
Net income $ 1,414 $ 1,352 $ 1,137
Return on average allocated capital1 18.1 % 17.5 % 19.6 %
Average loans and leases $ 267,047 $ 271,417 $ 260,085
Average deposits 265,721       258,937       239,189  

1 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

Business Highlights

  • Firmwide investment banking fees rose 4 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to $1.4 billion.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) ranked among the top three financial institutions globally in leveraged loans, asset-backed securities, investment grade corporate debt and syndicated loans during the third quarter of 2014(I).
  • Average loan and lease balances increased $7.0 billion, or 3 percent, from the year-ago quarter, to $267.0 billion, with growth mainly driven by the commercial and industrial, and commercial real estate loan portfolios.
  • Average deposits increased $26.5 billion, or 11 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $265.7 billion primarily due to increased client liquidity and international growth.

Financial Overview

Global Banking reported net income of $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2014, up $277 million, or 24 percent, from the year-ago quarter, driven primarily by a reduction in the provision for credit losses and an increase in revenue. Revenue of $4.1 billion was up 2 percent from the third quarter of 2013, reflecting higher investment banking fees and net interest income.

The provision for credit losses was a benefit of $32 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a provision of $322 million in the year-ago quarter when the company increased reserves due to loan growth. Noninterest expense decreased $19 million, or 1 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $1.9 billion.

Return on average allocated capital was 18.1 percent in the third quarter of 2014, down from 19.6 percent in the year-ago quarter, as growth in earnings was more than offset by increased capital allocations.


Global Markets1

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis $ 4,136     $ 4,583     $ 3,219
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis, excluding net DVA2 3,931 4,514 3,663
Provision for credit losses 45 19 47
Noninterest expense 2,936 2,863 2,881
Net income (loss) $ 769 $ 1,100 $ (875 )
Net income, excluding net DVA and U.K. tax2 $ 641 $ 1,057 $ 531
Return on average allocated capital3, 4 9.0 % 13.0 % n/m
Total average assets $ 599,893       $ 617,103       $ 602,565  

1 During 2014, the management of structured liabilities and the associated DVA were moved into Global Markets from All Other to better align the performance risk of these instruments. As such, net DVA represents the combined total of net DVA on derivatives and structured liabilities. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

2 Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. Net DVA gains (losses) were $205 million, $69 million and $(444) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. The impact of the U.K. corporate tax rate adjustment on the deferred tax asset was $1.1 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2013.

3 The return on average allocated capital for the three months ended September 30, 2013 was not meaningful due to the U.K. corporate tax rate adjustment and net DVA. Excluding these items, the return on average allocated capital was 7.0 percent.

4 Return on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

Business Highlights

  • Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA, increased 11 percent from the year-ago quarter to $2.2 billion(J).
  • Equities sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA, increased 6 percent from the year-ago quarter to $1.0 billion(K).

Financial Overview

Global Markets reported net income of $769 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of $875 million in the year-ago quarter. Excluding net DVA in both periods and the impact of the U.K. corporate tax rate adjustment on the deferred tax asset in the prior year, net income increased $110 million, or 21 percent, to $641 million(L).

Revenue increased $917 million, or 28 percent, from the year-ago quarter to $4.1 billion. Excluding net DVA, revenue increased $268 million, or 7 percent, to $3.9 billion reflecting improved performance across FICC and Equities sales and trading(L). Net DVA gains were $205 million, compared to losses of $444 million in the year-ago quarter.

Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA, increased 11 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven by strong results in currencies due to increased volatility in the period as well as gains in mortgages and commodities(J). Equities sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA, increased 6 percent, from the year-ago quarter, driven by increased client financing revenue(K).

Noninterest expense of $2.9 billion increased $55 million from the year-ago quarter, driven by higher revenue-related incentives.


All Other1

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Total revenue, net of interest expense, FTE basis2, 3 $ (65 )     $ (152 )     $ 1,025
Provision for credit losses (265 ) (246 ) (549 )
Noninterest expense 245 454 968
Net income $ 500 $ 114 $ 718
Total average loans 199,403       210,575       232,525  

1 All Other consists of ALM activities, equity investments, the international consumer card business, liquidating businesses and other. ALM activities encompass the whole-loan residential mortgage portfolio and investment securities, interest rate and foreign currency risk management activities including the residual net interest income allocation, the impact of certain allocation methodologies and accounting hedge ineffectiveness.

2 Revenue includes equity investment income (loss) of $(51) million, $56 million and $1.1 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively, and gains on sales of debt securities of $410 million, $382 million and $347 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

3 During 2014, the management of structured liabilities and the associated DVA were moved into Global Markets from All Other to better align the performance risk of these instruments. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

All Other reported net income of $500 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $718 million for the same period a year ago.

Noninterest income declined $1.1 billion from the year-ago quarter, reflecting lower equity investment income and an increase in the payment protection insurance provision in the U.K. credit card business in the third quarter of 2014. The decline in equity investment income was largely driven by a $753 million pretax gain on the sale of the company's remaining shares of China Construction Bank in the year-ago quarter.

Provision for credit losses was a benefit of $265 million, compared to a benefit of $549 million in the year-ago quarter, driven primarily by a slower pace of credit quality improvement related to the residential mortgage portfolio. Income tax expense was a benefit of $545 million in the third quarter of 2014, and included the resolution of certain tax matters.

Noninterest expense declined as a result of lower litigation expense and lower personnel expense compared with the year-ago quarter.


Credit Quality

Three Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) September 30
2014
    June 30
2014
    September 30
2013
Provision for credit losses $ 636     $ 411     $ 296
Net charge-offs1 1,043 1,073 1,687
Net charge-off ratio1, 2 0.46 % 0.48 % 0.73 %
Net charge-off ratio, excluding the PCI loan portfolio2 0.48 0.49 0.75
Net charge-off ratio, including PCI write-offs2 0.57 0.55 0.92
At period-end
Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties $ 14,232 $ 15,300 $ 20,028
Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties ratio3 1.61 % 1.70 % 2.17 %
Allowance for loan and lease losses $ 15,106 $ 15,811 $ 19,432
Allowance for loan and lease losses ratio4 1.71 %     1.75 %     2.10 %

1 Excludes write-offs of PCI loans of $246 million, $160 million and $443 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

2 Net charge-off ratios are calculated as annualized net charge-offs divided by average outstanding loans and leases during the period; quarterly results are annualized.

3 Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties ratios are calculated as nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties divided by outstanding loans, leases and foreclosed properties at the end of the period.

4 Allowance for loan and lease losses ratios are calculated as allowance for loan and lease losses divided by loans and leases outstanding at the end of the period.

Note: Ratios do not include loans accounted for under the fair value option.

Credit quality continued to improve in the third quarter of 2014 with net charge-offs declining across most major portfolios when compared to the year-ago quarter. The number of 30+ days performing delinquent loans, excluding fully-insured loans, declined across all consumer portfolios from the year-ago quarter, remaining at record low levels in the U.S. credit card portfolio. Additionally, reservable criticized balances and nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties continued to decline, down 16 percent and 29 percent, respectively, from the year-ago period.

Net charge-offs were $1.0 billion in the third quarter of 2014, down from $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2014 and $1.7 billion in the third quarter of 2013. The provision for credit losses increased to $636 million in the third quarter of 2014 from $296 million in the third quarter of 2013, driven by $400 million in incremental costs associated with the consumer relief portion of the DoJ Settlement. During the third quarter of 2014, the reserve release was $407 million compared to a reserve release of $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2013.

The allowance for loan and lease losses to annualized net charge-off coverage ratio was 3.65 times in the third quarter of 2014, compared with 3.67 times in the second quarter of 2014 and 2.90 times in the third quarter of 2013. The increase from the year-ago quarter was due to the improvement in net charge-offs discussed above. The allowance to annualized net charge-off coverage ratio, excluding the purchased credit-impaired (PCI) portfolio, was 3.27 times, 3.25 times and 2.42 times for the same periods, respectively.

Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties were $14.2 billion at September 30, 2014, a decrease from $15.3 billion at June 30, 2014 and $20.0 billion at September 30, 2013.


Capital and Liquidity Management1,2,3

 
(Dollars in billions) At September 30
2014
  At June 30
2014
Basel 3 Transition (under standardized approach)
Common equity tier 1 capital - Basel 3 $ 152.9 $ 153.6
Risk-weighted assets 1,271.6 1,284.9
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio - Basel 3 12.0 %   12.0 %
Basel 3 Fully Phased-in (under standardized approach)3
Common equity tier 1 capital - Basel 3 $ 135.5 $ 137.2
Risk-weighted assets 1,418.2 1,436.8
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio - Basel 3 9.6 %   9.5 %
 
(Dollars in millions, except per share information)   At September 30
2014
  At June 30
2014
  At September 30
2013
Tangible common equity ratio4 7.24 % 7.14 % 7.08 %
Total shareholders’ equity $ 239,081 $ 237,411 $ 232,282
Common equity ratio 10.41 % 10.25 % 10.30 %
Tangible book value per share4 $ 14.13 $ 14.24 $ 13.62
Book value per share   21.03     21.16     20.50  

1 Regulatory capital ratios are preliminary.

2 On January 1, 2014, the Basel 3 rules became effective, subject to transition provisions primarily related to regulatory deductions and adjustments impacting common equity tier 1 capital and tier 1 capital.

3 Basel 3 common equity tier 1 capital and risk-weighted assets on a fully phased-in basis are non-GAAP financial measures. For reconciliations to GAAP financial measures, refer to page 18 of this press release. The company's fully phased-in Basel 3 estimates are based on its current understanding of the Standardized and Advanced approaches under the Basel 3 rules, assuming all relevant regulatory model approvals, except for the potential reduction to risk-weighted assets resulting from removal of the Comprehensive Risk Measure surcharge. The Basel 3 rules require approval by banking regulators of certain models used as part of risk-weighted asset calculations. If these models are not approved, the company's capital ratio would likely be adversely impacted, which in some cases could be significant.

4 Tangible common equity ratio and tangible book value per share are non-GAAP financial measures. For reconciliations to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

The common equity tier 1 capital ratio under the Basel 3 Standardized Transition approach for measuring risk-weighted assets was 12.0 percent at September 30, 2014, and June 30, 2014.

While the Basel 3 fully phased-in Standardized and fully phased-in Advanced approaches do not go into effect until 2018, the company is providing the following estimates for comparative purposes.

The estimated common equity tier 1 capital ratio under the Basel 3 Standardized approach on a fully phased-in basis was 9.6 percent at September 30, 2014, compared to 9.5 percent at June 30, 2014(D).

The estimated common equity tier 1 capital ratio under the Basel 3 Advanced approaches on a fully phased-in basis was 9.6 percent at September 30, 2014, compared to 9.9 percent at June 30, 2014(D).

On September 3, 2014, U.S. banking regulators adopted a final rule to revise the definition and scope of the denominator of the supplementary leverage ratio (SLR). The final rule prescribes the calculation of total leverage exposure, the frequency of calculation and required disclosures(E).

At September 30, 2014, the estimated SLR for the parent company was approximately 5.5 percent, which exceeds the 5.0 percent minimum for bank holding companies. On October 1, Bank of America successfully completed the merger of FIA Card Services, National Association (FIA) into Bank of America, National Association (BANA) in line with the company's strategy to streamline and simplify the legal entity structure. The estimated pro-forma SLR for the combined entity was approximately 6.8 percent at September 30, 2014(E).

At September 30, 2014, Global Excess Liquidity Sources totaled $429 billion, compared to $431 billion at June 30, 2014 and $359 billion at September 30, 2013. Time-to-required funding was 38 months at September 30, 2014, compared to 38 months at June 30, 2014 and 35 months at September 30, 2013.

Period-end assets declined $47 billion from the prior quarter to $2.1 trillion, primarily reflecting continued efforts to optimize the balance sheet for liquidity and reductions in both market and credit risk. During the quarter, the company shifted certain less liquid residential mortgage loans to more liquid debt securities. In addition the company reduced trading-related assets and sold $2.5 billion in nonperforming and delinquent loans during the third quarter of 2014.

Period-end common shares issued and outstanding were 10.52 billion at both September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014, and 10.68 billion at September 30, 2013.

Tangible book value per share(F) was $14.13 at September 30, 2014, compared to $14.24 at June 30, 2014 and $13.62 at September 30, 2013. Book value per share was $21.03 at September 30, 2014, compared to $21.16 at June 30, 2014 and $20.50 at September 30, 2013.

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End Notes

(A) Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis is a non-GAAP financial measure. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release. Net interest income on a GAAP basis was $10.2 billion, $10.0 billion and $10.3 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Net interest income on an FTE basis excluding market-related adjustments represents a non-GAAP financial measure. Market-related adjustments of premium amortization expense and hedge ineffectiveness were ($0.1) billion, ($0.2) billion, and $0.0 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Total revenue, net of interest expense, on a GAAP basis was $21.2 billion, $21.7 billion and $21.5 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

(B) Sales and trading revenue excluding the impact of net DVA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Net DVA gains (losses) were $205 million, $69 million and $(444) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. In the first quarter of 2014, the management of structured liabilities and the associated DVA were moved into Global Markets from All Other to better align the performance risk of these instruments. As such, net DVA represents the combined total of net DVA on derivatives and structured liabilities. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

(C) Noninterest expense excluding litigation is a non-GAAP financial measure. Noninterest expense including litigation was $19.7 billion, $18.5 billion and $16.4 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Noninterest expense excluding litigation was $14.2 billion, $14.6 billion and $15.3 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Litigation expense was $5.6 billion, $4.0 billion and $1.1 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

(D) Basel 3 common equity tier 1 capital and risk-weighted assets on a fully phased-in basis are non-GAAP financial measures. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to page 18 of this press release. The company's fully phased-in Basel 3 estimates are based on its current understanding of the Standardized and Advanced approaches under the Basel 3 rules, assuming all relevant regulatory model approvals, except for the potential reduction to risk-weighted assets resulting from removal of the Comprehensive Risk Measure surcharge. These estimates will evolve over time as the company’s businesses change and as a result of further rulemaking or clarification by U.S. regulatory agencies. The Basel 3 rules require approval by banking regulators of certain models used as part of risk-weighted asset calculations. If these models are not approved, the company's capital ratio would likely be adversely impacted, which in some cases could be significant. The company continues to evaluate the potential impact of proposed rules and anticipates it will be in compliance with any final rules by the proposed effective dates.

(E) The supplementary leverage ratio is based on estimates from our current understanding of recently finalized rules issued by banking regulators on September 3, 2014. The estimated ratio is measured using quarter-end tier 1 capital calculated under Basel 3 on a fully phased-in basis. The denominator is calculated as the daily average of the sum of on-balance sheet assets as well as the simple average of certain off-balance sheet exposures at the end of each month in the quarter, including, among other items, derivatives and securities financing transactions. The primary bank SLR is on a pro-forma basis to reflect the October 1, 2014 merger of FIA Card Services, National Association (FIA) into Bank of America, National Association (BANA), our primary banking subsidiary. The estimated primary bank SLR for both FIA Card Services, National Association (FIA) and Bank of America, National Association (BANA) on a reported basis was above 6.0 percent at September 30, 2014.

(F) Tangible book value per share of common stock is a non-GAAP financial measure. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. Book value per share was $21.03 at September 30, 2014, compared to $21.16 at June 30, 2014 and $20.50 at September 30, 2013. For more information, refer to pages 22-24 of this press release.

(G) Revenue, net of interest expense, on an FTE basis, excluding DVA and equity investment gains; and noninterest income excluding DVA and equity investment gains, are non-GAAP financial measures. Total revenue, net of interest expense, on an FTE basis was $21.4 billion and $21.7 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Noninterest income was $11.0 billion and $11.3 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Net DVA gains (losses) were $205 million and $(444) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. Equity investment gains were $9 million and $1.2 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

(H) Legacy Assets and Servicing (LAS) noninterest expense, excluding litigation, is a non-GAAP financial measure. LAS noninterest expense was $6.6 billion, $5.2 billion and $2.5 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. LAS litigation expense was $5.3 billion, $3.8 billion and $336 million in the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

(I) Rankings per Dealogic as of October 1, 2014.

(J) FICC sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Net DVA included in FICC revenue was gains (losses) of $134 million, $56 million and $(393) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

(K) Equity sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Equities net DVA gains (losses) were $71 million, $13 million and $(51) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively.

(L) Global Markets revenue excluding net DVA, and net income excluding net DVA and the impact of the U.K. corporate tax rate adjustment on the deferred tax asset in the third quarter of 2013, are non-GAAP financial measures. Net DVA gains (losses) were $205 million and $(444) million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively. The impact of the U.K. corporate tax rate adjustment on the deferred tax asset was $1.1 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2013.


Note: Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan and Chief Financial Officer Bruce Thompson will discuss third-quarter 2014 results in a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today.

The presentation and supporting materials can be accessed on the Bank of America Investor Relations website at http://investor.bankofamerica.com. For a listen-only connection to the conference call, dial 1.877.200.4456 (U.S.) or 1.785.424.1732 (international), and the conference ID is: 79795. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

A replay will be available via webcast through the Bank of America Investor Relations website. A replay will also be available beginning at noon on October 16 through midnight, October 24 by telephone at 800.753.8546 (U.S.) or 1.402.220.0685 (international).

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You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should consider the following uncertainties and risks, as well as the risks and uncertainties more fully discussed under Item 1A. Risk Factors of Bank of America's 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in any of Bank of America's subsequent Securities and Exchange Commission filings: the Company's ability to resolve representations and warranties repurchase claims made by monolines and private-label and other investors, including as a result of any adverse court rulings, and the chance that the Company could face related servicing, securities, fraud, indemnity or other claims from one or more counterparties, including monolines or private-label and other investors; the possibility that final court approval of negotiated settlements is not obtained; the possibility that the court decision with respect to the BNY Mellon Settlement is overturned on appeal in whole or in part; potential claims, damages, penalties and fines resulting from pending or future litigation and regulatory proceedings; the possibility that the European Commission will impose remedial measures in relation to its investigation of the Company's competitive practices; the possible outcome of LIBOR, other reference rate and foreign exchange inquiries and investigations; the possibility that future representations and warranties losses may occur in excess of the Company's recorded liability and estimated range of possible loss for its representations and warranties exposures; the possibility that the Company may not collect mortgage insurance claims; the possibility that future claims, damages, penalties and fines may occur in excess of the Company’s recorded liability and estimated range of possible losses for litigation exposures; uncertainties about the financial stability and growth rates of non-U.S. jurisdictions, the risk that those jurisdictions may face difficulties servicing their sovereign debt, and related stresses on financial markets, currencies and trade, and the Company's exposures to such risks, including direct, indirect and operational; uncertainties related to the timing and pace of Federal Reserve tapering of quantitative easing, and the impact on global interest rates, currency exchange rates, and economic conditions in a number of countries; the possibility of future inquiries or investigations regarding pending or completed foreclosure activities; the possibility that unexpected foreclosure delays could impact the rate of decline of default-related servicing costs; uncertainty regarding timing and the potential impact of regulatory capital and liquidity requirements (including Basel 3); the negative impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the Company's businesses and earnings, including as a result of additional regulatory interpretation and rulemaking and the success of the Company's actions to mitigate such impacts; the potential impact of implementing and conforming to the Volcker Rule; the potential impact of future derivative regulations; adverse changes to the Company's credit ratings from the major credit rating agencies; estimates of the fair value of certain of the Company's assets and liabilities; reputational damage that may result from negative publicity, fines and penalties from regulatory violations and judicial proceedings; the Company's ability to fully realize the anticipated cost savings in Legacy Assets and Servicing, including in accordance with currently anticipated timeframes; a failure in or breach of the Company’s operational or security systems or infrastructure, or those of third parties with which we do business, including as a result of cyber attacks; the impact on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations of a potential higher interest rate environment; and other similar matters.

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Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries            
Selected Financial Data        
(Dollars in millions, except per share data; shares in thousands)
     

Summary Income Statement

Nine Months Ended
September 30
Third
Quarter
2014
Second
Quarter
2014
Third
Quarter
2013
2014 2013
Net interest income $ 30,317 $ 31,479 $ 10,219 $ 10,013 $ 10,266
Noninterest income 35,205   35,975   10,990   11,734   11,264  
Total revenue, net of interest expense 65,522 67,454 21,209 21,747 21,530
Provision for credit losses 2,056 3,220 636 411 296
Noninterest expense 60,521   51,907   19,742   18,541   16,389  
Income before income taxes 2,945 12,327 831 2,795 4,845
Income tax expense 762   4,335   663   504   2,348  
Net income $ 2,183   $ 7,992   $ 168   $ 2,291   $ 2,497  
Preferred stock dividends 732   1,093   238   256   279  
Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders $ 1,451   $ 6,899   $ (70 ) $ 2,035   $ 2,218  
 
Common shares issued 25,218 44,664 69 224 184
Average common shares issued and outstanding 10,531,688 10,764,216 10,515,790 10,519,359 10,718,918
Average diluted common shares issued and outstanding (1) 10,587,841 11,523,649 10,515,790 11,265,123 11,482,226
 

Summary Average Balance Sheet

Total debt securities $ 345,194 $ 342,278 $ 359,653 $ 345,889 $ 327,493
Total loans and leases 910,360 914,888 899,241 912,580 923,978
Total earning assets 1,819,247 1,826,575 1,813,482 1,840,850 1,789,045
Total assets 2,148,298 2,173,164 2,136,109 2,169,555 2,123,430
Total deposits 1,124,777 1,082,005 1,127,488 1,128,563 1,090,611
Common shareholders' equity 222,593 217,922 222,372 222,215 216,766
Total shareholders' equity 236,801 234,126 238,038 235,797 230,392
 

Performance Ratios

Return on average assets 0.14 % 0.49 % 0.03 % 0.42 % 0.47 %
Return on average tangible common shareholders' equity (2) 1.30 6.40 n/m 5.47 6.15
 

Per common share information

Earnings (loss) $ 0.14 $ 0.64 $ (0.01 ) $ 0.19 $ 0.21
Diluted earnings (loss) (1) 0.14 0.62 (0.01 ) 0.19 0.20
Dividends paid 0.07 0.03 0.05 0.01 0.01
Book value 21.03 20.50 21.03 21.16 20.50
Tangible book value (2) 14.13 13.62 14.13 14.24 13.62
 
September 30
2014
June 30
2014
September 30
2013

Summary Period-End Balance Sheet

Total debt securities $ 368,124 $ 352,883 $ 320,998
Total loans and leases 891,315 911,899 934,392
Total earning assets 1,783,051 1,830,546 1,795,946
Total assets 2,123,613 2,170,557 2,126,653
Total deposits 1,111,981 1,134,329 1,110,118
Common shareholders' equity 221,168 222,565 218,967
Total shareholders' equity 239,081 237,411 232,282
Common shares issued and outstanding 10,515,894 10,515,825 10,683,282
 

Credit Quality

Nine Months Ended
September 30
Third
Quarter
2014
Second
Quarter
2014
Third
Quarter
2013
2014 2013
Total net charge-offs $ 3,504 $ 6,315 $ 1,043 $ 1,073 $ 1,687
Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans and leases outstanding (3) 0.52 % 0.93 % 0.46 % 0.48 % 0.73 %
Provision for credit losses $ 2,056 $ 3,220 $ 636 $ 411 $ 296
 
September 30
2014
June 30
2014
September 30
2013
Total nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties (4) $ 14,232 $ 15,300 $ 20,028
Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties as a percentage of total loans, leases and foreclosed properties (3) 1.61 % 1.70 % 2.17 %
Allowance for loan and lease losses $ 15,106 $ 15,811 $ 19,432
Allowance for loan and lease losses as a percentage of total loans and leases outstanding (3) 1.71 % 1.75 % 2.10 %
                                       

 

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Selected Financial Data (continued)        
(Dollars in millions)
 
Basel 3 Transition       Basel 1

Capital Management

September 30
2014
June 30
2014
September 30
2013
Risk-based capital metrics (5, 6):
Common equity tier 1 capital $ 152,852 $ 153,582 n/a
Tier 1 common capital n/a n/a $ 139,410
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 12.0 % 12.0 % n/a
Tier 1 common capital ratio (7) n/a n/a 10.8 %
Tier 1 leverage ratio 7.9 7.7 7.6
 
Tangible equity ratio (8) 8.12 7.85 7.73
Tangible common equity ratio (8) 7.24 7.14 7.08
 

Regulatory Capital Reconciliations (5, 6)

September 30
2014
June 30
2014
Regulatory capital – Basel 3 transition to fully phased-in
Common equity tier 1 capital (transition) $ 152,852 $ 153,582
Adjustments and deductions recognized in Tier 1 capital during transition (10,191 ) (10,547 )
Other adjustments and deductions phased in during transition (7,115 ) (5,852 )
Common equity tier 1 capital (fully phased-in) $ 135,546   $ 137,183  
 
September 30
2014
June 30
2014
Risk-weighted assets – As reported to Basel 3 (fully phased-in)
As reported risk-weighted assets $ 1,271,605 $ 1,284,924
Change in risk-weighted assets from reported to fully phased-in 146,581   151,901  
Basel 3 Standardized approach risk-weighted assets (fully phased-in) 1,418,186 1,436,825
Change in risk-weighted assets for advanced models (8,369 ) (49,390 )
Basel 3 Advanced approaches risk-weighted assets (fully phased-in) $ 1,409,817   $ 1,387,435  
 
Regulatory capital ratios
Basel 3 Standardized approach common equity tier 1 (transition) 12.0 % 12.0 %
Basel 3 Standardized approach common equity tier 1 (fully phased-in) 9.6 9.5
Basel 3 Advanced approaches common equity tier 1 (fully phased-in) 9.6 9.9

(1) The diluted earnings (loss) per common share excludes the effect of any equity instruments that are antidilutive to earnings per share. There were no potential common shares that were dilutive in the third quarter of 2014 because of the net loss applicable to common shareholders.

(2) Return on average tangible common shareholders' equity and tangible book value per share of common stock are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the Corporation. Other companies may define or calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently. See Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 22-24.

(3) Ratios do not include loans accounted for under the fair value option during the period. Charge-off ratios are annualized for the quarterly presentation.

(4) Balances do not include past due consumer credit card, consumer loans secured by real estate where repayments are insured by the Federal Housing Administration and individually insured long-term stand-by agreements (fully-insured home loans), and in general, other consumer and commercial loans not secured by real estate; purchased credit-impaired loans even though the customer may be contractually past due; nonperforming loans held-for-sale; nonperforming loans accounted for under the fair value option; and nonaccruing troubled debt restructured loans removed from the purchased credit-impaired portfolio prior to January 1, 2010.

(5) Regulatory capital ratios are preliminary.

(6) On January 1, 2014, the Basel 3 rules became effective, subject to transition provisions primarily related to regulatory deductions and adjustments impacting common equity tier 1 capital and Tier 1 capital. We reported under Basel 1 (which included the Market Risk Final Rules) at September 30, 2013. Basel 3 common equity tier 1 capital and risk-weighted assets on a fully phased-in basis are non-GAAP financial measures. For reconciliations to GAAP financial measures, see above. The company's fully phased-in Basel 3 estimates are based on its current understanding of the Standardized and Advanced approaches under the Basel 3 rules, assuming all relevant regulatory model approvals, except for the potential reduction to risk-weighted assets resulting from removal of the Comprehensive Risk Measure surcharge. The Basel 3 rules require approval by banking regulators of certain models used as part of risk-weighted asset calculations. If these models are not approved, the company's capital ratio would likely be adversely impacted, which in some cases could be significant.

(7) Tier 1 common capital ratio equals Tier 1 capital excluding preferred stock, trust preferred securities, hybrid securities and minority interest divided by risk-weighted assets.

(8) Tangible equity ratio equals period-end tangible shareholders' equity divided by period-end tangible assets. Tangible common equity ratio equals period-end tangible common shareholders' equity divided by period-end tangible assets. Tangible shareholders' equity and tangible assets are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the Corporation. Other companies may define or calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently. See Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 22-24.

n/a = not applicable

n/m = not meaningful

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Quarterly Results by Business Segment
(Dollars in millions)
  Third Quarter 2014

Consumer &

Business

Banking

  Consumer

Real Estate

Services

  GWIM   Global

Banking

  Global

Markets

  All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1) $ 7,511 $ 1,093 $ 4,666 $ 4,093 $ 4,136 $ (65 )
Provision for credit losses 617 286 (15 ) (32 ) 45 (265 )
Noninterest expense 3,979 7,275 3,403 1,904 2,936 245
Net income (loss) 1,856 (5,184 ) 813 1,414 769 500
Return on average allocated capital (2) 24.97 % n/m 26.98 % 18.09 % 9.00 % n/m

Balance Sheet

Average
Total loans and leases $ 160,879 $ 87,971 $ 121,002 $ 267,047 $ 62,939 $ 199,403
Total deposits 545,116 n/m 239,352 265,721 n/m 29,268
Allocated capital (2) 29,500 23,000 12,000 31,000 34,000 n/m

Period end

Total loans and leases $ 161,345 $ 87,962 $ 122,395 $ 268,612 $ 62,645 $ 188,356
Total deposits 546,791 n/m 238,710 255,177 n/m 25,109
 
Second Quarter 2014

Consumer &

Business

Banking

Consumer

Real Estate

Services

GWIM Global

Banking

Global

Markets

All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1) $ 7,371 $ 1,390 $ 4,589 $ 4,179 $ 4,583 $ (152 )
Provision for credit losses 534 (20 ) (8 ) 132 19 (246 )
Noninterest expense 3,984 5,895 3,445 1,900 2,863 454
Net income (loss) 1,797 (2,798 ) 726 1,352 1,100 114
Return on average allocated capital (2) 24.45 % n/m 24.37 % 17.51 % 13.01 % n/m

Balance Sheet

Average
Total loans and leases $ 160,240 $ 88,257 $ 118,512 $ 271,417 $ 63,579 $ 210,575
Total deposits 543,567 n/m 240,042 258,937 n/m 35,851
Allocated capital (2) 29,500 23,000 12,000 31,000 34,000 n/m
Period end
Total loans and leases $ 161,142 $ 88,156 $ 120,187 $ 270,683 $ 66,260 $ 205,471
Total deposits 545,530 n/m 237,046 270,268 n/m 32,000
 
Third Quarter 2013

Consumer &

Business

Banking

Consumer

Real Estate

Services

GWIM Global

Banking

Global

Markets

All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1) $ 7,524 $ 1,577 $ 4,390 $ 4,008 $ 3,219 $ 1,025
Provision for credit losses 761 (308 ) 23 322 47 (549 )
Noninterest expense 3,967 3,403 3,247 1,923 2,881 968
Net income (loss) 1,787 (990 ) 720 1,137 (875 ) 718
Return on average allocated capital (2) 23.67 % n/m 28.71 % 19.63 % n/m n/m

Balance Sheet

Average
Total loans and leases $ 165,719 $ 88,406 $ 112,752 $ 260,085 $ 64,491 $ 232,525
Total deposits 522,009 n/m 239,663 239,189 n/m 35,419
Allocated capital (2) 30,000 24,000 10,000 23,000 30,000 n/m
Period end
Total loans and leases $ 167,257 $ 87,586 $ 114,175 $ 267,165 $ 68,662 $ 229,547
Total deposits 526,836 n/m 241,553 262,502 n/m 30,909

(1) Fully taxable-equivalent basis is a performance measure used by management in operating the business that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes.

(2) Return on average allocated capital is calculated as net income, adjusted for cost of funds and earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles, divided by average allocated capital. Allocated capital and the related return are non-GAAP financial measures. The Corporation believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate these measures differently. (See Exhibit A: Non-GAAP Reconciliations - Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 22-24.)

n/m = not meaningful

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified among the segments to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Year-to-Date Results by Business Segment
(Dollars in millions)
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

Consumer &

Business

Banking

  Consumer

Real Estate

Services

  GWIM   Global

Banking

  Global

Markets

  All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1) $ 22,320 $ 3,675 $ 13,802   $ 12,541 $ 13,731 $ 92
Provision for credit losses 1,963 291 365 83 (646 )
Noninterest expense 11,912 21,290 10,207 5,832 8,875 2,405
Net income (loss) 5,327 (13,003 ) 2,268 4,002 3,178 411
Return on average allocated capital (2) 24.16 % n/m 25.37 % 17.27 % 12.52 % n/m

Balance Sheet

Average
Total loans and leases $ 161,055 $ 88,378 $ 118,505 $ 269,963 $ 63,402 $ 209,057
Total deposits 541,119 n/m 240,716 260,398 n/m 33,147
Allocated capital (2) 29,500 23,000 12,000 31,000 34,000 n/m
Period end
Total loans and leases $ 161,345 $ 87,962 $ 122,395 $ 268,612 $ 62,645 $ 188,356
Total deposits 546,791 n/m 238,710 255,177 n/m 25,109
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013

Consumer &

Business

Banking

Consumer

Real Estate

Services

GWIM   Global

Banking

Global

Markets

All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1) $ 22,369 $ 6,003 $ 13,310 $ 12,176 $ 12,192 $ 2,050
Provision for credit losses 2,680 318 30 634 36 (478 )
Noninterest expense 12,287 12,161 9,770 5,608 8,724 3,357
Net income (loss) 4,638 (4,058 ) 2,199 3,718 1,199 296
Return on average allocated capital (2) 20.70 % n/m 29.57 % 21.62 % 5.37 % n/m

Balance Sheet

Average
Total loans and leases $ 165,052 $ 90,478 $ 109,499 $ 253,335 $ 57,886 $ 238,638
Total deposits 515,655 n/m 242,757 229,206 n/m 35,063
Allocated capital (2) 30,000 24,000 10,000 23,000 30,000 n/m
Period end
Total loans and leases $ 167,257 $ 87,586 $ 114,175 $ 267,165 $ 68,662 $ 229,547
Total deposits 526,836 n/m 241,553 262,502 n/m 30,909

(1) Fully taxable-equivalent basis is a performance measure used by management in operating the business that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes.

(2) Return on average allocated capital is calculated as net income, adjusted for cost of funds and earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles, divided by average allocated capital. Allocated capital and the related return are non-GAAP financial measures. The Corporation believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate these measures differently. (See Exhibit A: Non-GAAP Reconciliations - Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 22-24.)

n/m = not meaningful

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified among the segments to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Financial Data                                          
(Dollars in millions)                      
 

Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis data (1)

Nine Months Ended
September 30
Third
Quarter
2014
Second
Quarter
2014
Third
Quarter
2013
2014 2013
Net interest income $ 30,956 $ 32,125 $ 10,444 $ 10,226 $ 10,479
Total revenue, net of interest expense 66,161 68,100 21,434 21,960 21,743
Net interest yield (2) 2.27 % 2.35 % 2.29 % 2.22 % 2.33 %
Efficiency ratio 91.47 76.22 92.10 84.43 75.38
 
 

Other Data

September 30
2014
June 30
2014
September 30
2013
Number of banking centers - U.S. 4,947 5,023 5,243
Number of branded ATMs - U.S. 15,675 15,976 16,201
Ending full-time equivalent employees 229,538 233,201 247,943

(1) FTE basis is a non-GAAP financial measure. FTE basis is a performance measure used by management in operating the business that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes. See Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 22-24.

(2) Beginning in 2014, interest-bearing deposits placed with the Federal Reserve and certain non-U.S. central banks are included in earning assets. Prior period yields have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures
(Dollars in millions)

The Corporation evaluates its business based on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, a non-GAAP financial measure. The Corporation believes managing the business with net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis provides a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes. Total revenue, net of interest expense, includes net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis and noninterest income. The Corporation views related ratios and analyses (i.e., efficiency ratios and net interest yield) on a fully taxable-equivalent basis. To derive the fully taxable-equivalent basis, net interest income is adjusted to reflect tax-exempt income on an equivalent before-tax basis with a corresponding increase in income tax expense. For purposes of this calculation, the Corporation uses the federal statutory tax rate of 35 percent. This measure ensures comparability of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources. The efficiency ratio measures the costs expended to generate a dollar of revenue, and net interest yield measures the basis points the Corporation earns over the cost of funds.

The Corporation also evaluates its business based on the following ratios that utilize tangible equity, a non-GAAP financial measure. Tangible equity represents an adjusted shareholders' equity or common shareholders' equity amount which has been reduced by goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax liabilities. Return on average tangible common shareholders' equity measures the Corporation's earnings contribution as a percentage of adjusted average common shareholders' equity. The tangible common equity ratio represents adjusted ending common shareholders' equity divided by total assets less goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax liabilities. Return on average tangible shareholders' equity measures the Corporation's earnings contribution as a percentage of adjusted average total shareholders' equity. The tangible equity ratio represents adjusted ending shareholders' equity divided by total assets less goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax liabilities. Tangible book value per common share represents adjusted ending common shareholders' equity divided by ending common shares outstanding. These measures are used to evaluate the Corporation's use of equity. In addition, profitability, relationship and investment models all use return on average tangible shareholders' equity as key measures to support our overall growth goals.

In addition, the Corporation evaluates its business segment results based on measures that utilize average allocated capital. The Corporation allocates capital to its business segments using a methodology that considers the effect of regulatory capital requirements in addition to internal risk-based capital models. The Corporation's internal risk-based capital models use a risk-adjusted methodology incorporating each segment's credit, market, interest rate, business and operational risk components. Return on average allocated capital is calculated as net income, adjusted for cost of funds and earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles, divided by average allocated capital. Allocated capital and the related return both represent non-GAAP financial measures. Allocated capital is reviewed periodically and refinements are made based on multiple considerations that include, but are not limited to, business segment exposures and risk profile, regulatory constraints and strategic plans. As part of this process, in the first quarter of 2014, the Corporation adjusted the amount of capital being allocated to its business segments. This change resulted in a reduction of the unallocated capital, which is reflected in All Other, and an aggregate increase to the amount of capital being allocated to the business segments. Prior periods were not restated.

See the tables below and on pages 23-24 for reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to financial measures defined by GAAP for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, and the three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013. The Corporation believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the Corporation. Other companies may define or calculate supplemental financial data differently.

  Nine Months Ended
September 30
    Third
Quarter
2014
  Second
Quarter
2014
  Third
Quarter
2013
2014   2013

Reconciliation of net interest income to net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis

 
Net interest income $ 30,317 $ 31,479 $ 10,219 $ 10,013 $ 10,266
Fully taxable-equivalent adjustment 639   646   225   213   213  
Net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis $ 30,956   $ 32,125   $ 10,444   $ 10,226   $ 10,479  
 

Reconciliation of total revenue, net of interest expense to total revenue, net of interest expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis

 
Total revenue, net of interest expense $ 65,522 $ 67,454 $ 21,209 $ 21,747 $ 21,530
Fully taxable-equivalent adjustment 639   646   225   213   213  
Total revenue, net of interest expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis $ 66,161   $ 68,100   $ 21,434   $ 21,960   $ 21,743  
 

Reconciliation of income tax expense to income tax expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis

 
Income tax expense $ 762 $ 4,335 $ 663 $ 504 $ 2,348
Fully taxable-equivalent adjustment 639   646   225   213   213  
Income tax expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis $ 1,401   $ 4,981   $ 888   $ 717   $ 2,561  
 

Reconciliation of average common shareholders' equity to average tangible common shareholders' equity

 
Common shareholders' equity $ 222,593 $ 217,922 $ 222,372 $ 222,215 $ 216,766
Goodwill (69,818 ) (69,926 ) (69,792 ) (69,822 ) (69,903 )
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (5,232 ) (6,269 ) (4,992 ) (5,235 ) (5,993 )
Related deferred tax liabilities 2,114   2,360   2,077   2,100   2,296  
Tangible common shareholders' equity $ 149,657   $ 144,087   $ 149,665   $ 149,258   $ 143,166  
 

Reconciliation of average shareholders' equity to average tangible shareholders' equity

 
Shareholders' equity $ 236,801 $ 234,126 $ 238,038 $ 235,797 $ 230,392
Goodwill (69,818 ) (69,926 ) (69,792 ) (69,822 ) (69,903 )
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (5,232 ) (6,269 ) (4,992 ) (5,235 ) (5,993 )
Related deferred tax liabilities 2,114   2,360   2,077   2,100   2,296  
Tangible shareholders' equity $ 163,865   $ 160,291   $ 165,331   $ 162,840   $ 156,792  

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries                      
Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures (continued)                                    
(Dollars in millions, except per share data; shares in thousands)
Nine Months Ended
September 30
Third
Quarter
2014
Second
Quarter
2014
Third
Quarter
2013
2014 2013

Reconciliation of period-end common shareholders' equity to period-end tangible common shareholders' equity

 
Common shareholders' equity $ 221,168 $ 218,967 $ 221,168 $ 222,565 $ 218,967
Goodwill (69,784 ) (69,891 ) (69,784 ) (69,810 ) (69,891 )
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (4,849 ) (5,843 ) (4,849 ) (5,099 ) (5,843 )
Related deferred tax liabilities 2,019   2,231   2,019   2,078   2,231  
Tangible common shareholders' equity $ 148,554   $ 145,464   $ 148,554   $ 149,734   $ 145,464  
 

Reconciliation of period-end shareholders' equity to period-end tangible shareholders' equity

 
Shareholders' equity $ 239,081 $ 232,282 $ 239,081 $ 237,411 $ 232,282
Goodwill (69,784 ) (69,891 ) (69,784 ) (69,810 ) (69,891 )
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (4,849 ) (5,843 ) (4,849 ) (5,099 ) (5,843 )
Related deferred tax liabilities 2,019   2,231   2,019   2,078   2,231  
Tangible shareholders' equity $ 166,467   $ 158,779   $ 166,467   $ 164,580   $ 158,779  
 

Reconciliation of period-end assets to period-end tangible assets

 
Assets $ 2,123,613 $ 2,126,653 $ 2,123,613 $ 2,170,557 $ 2,126,653
Goodwill (69,784 ) (69,891 ) (69,784 ) (69,810 ) (69,891 )
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (4,849 ) (5,843 ) (4,849 ) (5,099 ) (5,843 )
Related deferred tax liabilities 2,019   2,231   2,019   2,078   2,231  
Tangible assets $ 2,050,999   $ 2,053,150   $ 2,050,999   $ 2,097,726   $ 2,053,150  
 

Book value per share of common stock

 
Common shareholders' equity $ 221,168 $ 218,967 $ 221,168 $ 222,565 $ 218,967
Ending common shares issued and outstanding 10,515,894 10,683,282 10,515,894 10,515,825 10,683,282
Book value per share of common stock $ 21.03 $ 20.50 $ 21.03 $ 21.16 $ 20.50
 

Tangible book value per share of common stock

 
Tangible common shareholders' equity $ 148,554 $ 145,464 $ 148,554 $ 149,734 $ 145,464
Ending common shares issued and outstanding 10,515,894 10,683,282 10,515,894 10,515,825 10,683,282
Tangible book value per share of common stock $ 14.13 $ 13.62 $ 14.13 $ 14.24 $ 13.62

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries            
Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures (continued)                          
(Dollars in millions)
Nine Months Ended
September 30
Third
Quarter
2014
Second
Quarter
2014
Third
Quarter
2013
2014 2013
Reconciliation of return on average allocated capital (1)
 

Consumer & Business Banking

 
Reported net income $ 5,327 $ 4,638 $ 1,856 $ 1,797 $ 1,787
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 3   6   1   1   2  
Adjusted net income $ 5,330   $ 4,644   $ 1,857   $ 1,798   $ 1,789  
 
Average allocated equity (3) $ 61,458 $ 62,050 $ 61,441 $ 61,459 $ 62,024
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (31,958 ) (32,050 ) (31,941 ) (31,959 ) (32,024 )
Average allocated capital $ 29,500   $ 30,000   $ 29,500   $ 29,500   $ 30,000  
 

Global Wealth & Investment Management

 
Reported net income $ 2,268 $ 2,199 $ 813 $ 726 $ 720
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 10   13   4   3   4  
Adjusted net income $ 2,278   $ 2,212   $ 817   $ 729   $ 724  
 
Average allocated equity (3) $ 22,223 $ 20,302 $ 22,204 $ 22,222 $ 20,283
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (10,223 ) (10,302 ) (10,204 ) (10,222 ) (10,283 )
Average allocated capital $ 12,000   $ 10,000   $ 12,000   $ 12,000   $ 10,000  
 

Global Banking

 
Reported net income $ 4,002 $ 3,718 $ 1,414 $ 1,352 $ 1,137
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 1   2   1     1  
Adjusted net income $ 4,003   $ 3,720   $ 1,415   $ 1,352   $ 1,138  
 
Average allocated equity (3) $ 53,405 $ 45,412 $ 53,402 $ 53,405 $ 45,413
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (22,405 ) (22,412 ) (22,402 ) (22,405 ) (22,413 )
Average allocated capital $ 31,000   $ 23,000   $ 31,000   $ 31,000   $ 23,000  
 

Global Markets

 
Reported net income (loss) $ 3,178 $ 1,199 $ 769 $ 1,100 $ (875 )
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 7   6   3   2   2  
Adjusted net income (loss) $ 3,185   $ 1,205   $ 772   $ 1,102   $ (873 )
 
Average allocated equity (3) $ 39,373 $ 35,366 $ 39,371 $ 39,373 $ 35,369
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (5,373 ) (5,366 ) (5,371 ) (5,373 ) (5,369 )
Average allocated capital $ 34,000   $ 30,000   $ 34,000   $ 34,000   $ 30,000  

(1) There are no adjustments to reported net income (loss) or average allocated equity for Consumer Real Estate Services.

(2) Represents cost of funds, earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles.

(3) Average allocated equity is comprised of average allocated capital plus capital for the portion of goodwill and intangibles specifically assigned to the business segment.

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

This information is preliminary and based on company data available at the time of the presentation.

Contacts

Investors May Contact:
Lee McEntire, Bank of America, 1.980.388.6780
Jonathan Blum, Bank of America (Fixed Income), 1.212.449.3112

Reporters May Contact:
Jerry Dubrowski, Bank of America, 1.980.388.2840
jerome.f.dubrowski@bankofamerica.com

Contacts

Investors May Contact:
Lee McEntire, Bank of America, 1.980.388.6780
Jonathan Blum, Bank of America (Fixed Income), 1.212.449.3112

Reporters May Contact:
Jerry Dubrowski, Bank of America, 1.980.388.2840
jerome.f.dubrowski@bankofamerica.com