PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh today announced unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2018. The Bank recorded net income of $91.6 million, and the Board of Directors declared dividends of 6.75 percent annualized on activity stock and 3.50 percent annualized on membership stock. Dividends are payable to the Bank’s stockholders on July 27, 2018.
“We are pleased to report another strong quarter for our cooperative,” said Winthrop Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our performance is driven by member activity, which reflects the relevance of our products.”
Highlights for second quarter of 2018 include:
- Net income of $91.6 million
- Net interest income of $117.1 million
- Advances at $76.3 billion
- Letters of credit at $18.6 billion
- Retained earnings at $1.2 billion
The Bank’s net income totaled $91.6 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $88.0 million for the second quarter of 2017. This $3.6 million increase was driven primarily by higher net interest income, partially offset by higher total other expense. Net interest income was $117.1 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $110.4 million in the second quarter of 2017. Interest income and expense were impacted by the rising interest rate environment. Total other expense increased $2.8 million in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the second quarter of 2017, primarily due to higher compensation and benefits. Second quarter 2018 performance allowed the Bank to set aside $10.2 million for affordable housing programs.
For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net income was $170.5 million compared to $174.8 million for the same prior-year period, a decrease of $4.3 million. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in total other noninterest income, partially offset by higher net interest income. Noninterest income was $9.3 million in the first six months of 2018, compared to $19.7 million in the same period of 2017. This $10.4 million decrease was primarily driven by net losses on trading securities of $11.4 million in the first six months of 2018, compared to net gains of $7.6 million in the same period in 2017, partially offset by an increase in net gains on derivatives and hedging activities of $8.1 million. Net interest income was $226.7 million for the first six months of 2018, an increase of $8.0 million compared to $218.7 million in the same period in 2017 and reflective of the rising interest rate environment during the first half of 2018.
Balance Sheet Highlights
At June 30, 2018, total assets were $101.8 billion, compared with $99.7 billion at December 31, 2017. The increase was primarily due to an increase in advances, which totaled $76.3 billion at June 30, 2018, compared to $74.3 billion at year-end 2017.
Total capital at June 30, 2018, was $5.3 billion, compared to $4.9 billion at December 31, 2017. Total retained earnings at June 30, 2018, were $1.2 billion, relatively unchanged from year-end 2017. Total retained earnings at June 30, 2018, included $316.6 million of restricted retained earnings, compared with $282.5 million of restricted retained earnings at December 31, 2017. At June 30, 2018, FHLBank Pittsburgh had total regulatory capital of $5.2 billion and remained in compliance with all regulatory capital requirements.
The Board of Directors declared a dividend on subclass B2 (activity) stock equal to an annual yield of 6.75 percent and a dividend on subclass B1 (membership) stock equal to an annual yield of 3.50 percent. These dividends will be calculated on stockholders’ average balances during the period April 1, 2018, to June 30, 2018, and credited to stockholders’ accounts on Friday, July 27, 2018.
Detailed financial information regarding second quarter 2018 results will be available in FHLBank Pittsburgh’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which the Bank anticipates filing on August 8, 2018.
About FHLBank Pittsburgh
As an intermediary between global capital markets and local lenders, FHLBank Pittsburgh provides readily available liquidity, as well as affordable housing and community development opportunities, to member financial institutions of all sizes in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Bank is one of 11 banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which was established by Congress in 1932 and serves as a reliable source of funds for housing, jobs and economic growth in all economic cycles.
Statements contained in this document, including statements describing the objectives, projections, estimates, or predictions of the future of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (the Bank), may be “forward-looking statements.” These statements may use forward-looking terms, such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will,” or their negatives or other variations on these terms. The Bank cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk or uncertainty and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements or could affect the extent to which a particular objective, projection, estimate, or prediction is realized. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the following: economic and market conditions, including, but not limited to, real estate, credit and mortgage markets; volatility of market prices, rates, and indices related to financial instruments; political, legislative, regulatory, litigation, or judicial events or actions; changes in assumptions used in the other-than-temporary impairment (OTTI) process; risks related to mortgage-backed securities; changes in the assumptions used in the allowance for credit losses; changes in the Bank’s capital structure; changes in the Bank’s capital requirements; membership changes; changes in the demand by Bank members for Bank advances; an increase in advances’ prepayments; competitive forces, including the availability of other sources of funding for Bank members; changes in investor demand for consolidated obligations and/or the terms of interest rate exchange agreements and similar agreements; changes in the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) System’s debt rating or the Bank’s rating; the ability of the Bank to introduce new products and services to meet market demand and to manage successfully the risks associated with new products and services; the ability of each of the other FHLBanks to repay the principal and interest on consolidated obligations for which it is the primary obligor and with respect to which the Bank has joint and several liability; applicable Bank policy requirements for retained earnings and the ratio of the market value of equity to par value of capital stock; the Bank’s ability to maintain adequate capital levels (including meeting applicable regulatory capital requirements); business and capital plan adjustments and amendments; technology and cyber-security risks; and timing and volume of market activity. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements. FHLBank Pittsburgh does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made in this announcement.
|Unaudited Condensed Statements of Condition and Income|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Condensed Statement of Condition||2018||2017|
|Cash and due from banks||$161.9||$3,415.0|
Mortgage loans held for portfolio, net of allowance for credit losses of $8.0 and $6.0, respectively
|All other assets||388.5||288.0|
|Consolidated obligations, net||$95,670.8||$93,727.0|
|All other liabilities||876.6||1,008.5|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||100.7||110.9|
|Total liabilities and capital||$101,814.3||$99,663.0|
Three months ended June 30,
Six months ended June 30,
|Condensed Statement of Income||2018||2017||2018||2017|
|Total interest income||$ 553.0||$ 348.5||$1,008.9||$ 657.8|
|Total interest expense||435.9||238.1||782.2||439.1|
|Net interest income||117.1||110.4||226.7||218.7|
|Provision (benefit) for credit losses||0.4||(0.1||)||2.8||(0.1||)|
|Gains (losses) on trading securities||(2.7||)||5.3||(11.4||)||7.6|
Gains (losses) on derivatives and hedging
|All other income||6.2||6.0||12.5||12.0|
|All other expense||22.5||19.7||43.7||44.2|
|Income before assessments||101.8||97.8||189.5||194.3|
Affordable Housing Program assessment
|Net income||$ 91.6||$ 88.0||$ 170.5||$ 174.8|