SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zions Bancorporation, N.A. (NASDAQ: ZION) (“Zions” or “the Bank”) today reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2023 of $166 million, or $1.11 per diluted common share, compared with net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $195 million, or $1.29 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2022, and net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $198 million, or $1.33 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2023.
Harris H. Simmons, Chairman and CEO of Zions Bancorporation, commented, “Second quarter operating results reflect a solid ($2 billion, or 3.2%) rebound in customer deposits over the past three months, but also a higher cost of funds, which reduced net interest income to levels comparable with those of a year ago. While noninterest-bearing deposits decreased $2.3 billion during the quarter and were displaced by interest-bearing deposits, the interest savings generated from our demand deposits increased by approximately 28% over the past three months.”
Mr. Simmons continued, “Customer-related noninterest income increased 5% over the prior year quarter, while operating expenses increased 9%—approximately half of which was due to severance and higher FDIC insurance costs. Credit quality remained strong, with continued reductions in nonperforming and classified loans, and annualized net charge-offs of a modest 0.09% of total loans. We’re pleased to see the operating environment stabilizing, and we expect to see continued improvement in the months ahead.”
For the full version of the Bank's 2023 second quarter earnings release, including financial schedules, please visit www.zionsbancorporation.com.
Supplemental Presentation and Conference Call
Zions has posted a supplemental presentation to its website, which will be used to discuss the second quarter results at 5:30 p.m. ET on July 19, 2023. Media representatives, analysts, investors, and the public are invited to join this discussion by calling (877) 709-8150 (domestic and international) and entering the passcode 13740068, or via on-demand webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Zions Bancorporation website at www.zionsbancorporation.com. The webcast of the conference call will also be archived and available for 30 days.
About Zions Bancorporation, N.A.
Zions Bancorporation, N.A. is one of the nation's premier financial services companies with approximately $90 billion of total assets at December 31, 2022, and annual net revenue of $3.2 billion in 2022. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Bank is a consistent recipient of national and state-wide customer survey awards in small- and middle-market banking, as well as a leader in public finance advisory services and Small Business Administration lending. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices. Investor information and links to local banking brands can be accessed at www.zionsbancorporation.com.
This earnings release includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, often accompanied by words such as “may,” “might,” “could,” “anticipate,” “expect,” and similar terms, are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding future events or determinations, all of which are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties.
Forward-looking statements are not guarantees, nor should they be relied upon as representing management’s views as of any subsequent date. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those presented. Although this list is not comprehensive, important factors that may cause material differences include the quality and composition of our loan and securities portfolios and the quality and composition of our deposits; changes in general industry, political and economic conditions, including continued high inflation, economic slowdown or recession, or other economic disruptions; changes in interest and reference rates which could adversely affect our revenue and expenses, the value of assets and obligations, and the availability and cost of capital and liquidity; deterioration in economic conditions that may result in increased loan and leases losses; securities and capital markets behavior, including volatility and changes in market liquidity and our ability to raise capital; the impact of bank failures or adverse developments at other banks on general investor sentiment regarding the stability and liquidity of banks; the possibility that our recorded goodwill could become impaired, which may have an adverse impact on our earnings and capital; our ability to recruit and retain talent, including increased competition for qualified candidates as a result of expanded remote-work opportunities and increased compensation expenses; competitive pressures and other factors that may affect aspects of our business, such as pricing and demand for our products and services; our ability to complete projects and initiatives and execute on our strategic plans, manage our risks, and achieve our business objectives; our ability to provide adequate oversight of our suppliers or prevent inadequate performance by third parties upon whom we rely for the delivery of various products and services; our ability to develop and maintain technology, information security systems and controls designed to guard against fraud, cybersecurity, and privacy risks; changes and uncertainties in applicable laws, and fiscal, monetary, regulatory, trade, and tax policies, and actions taken by governments, agencies, central banks and similar organizations, including increases in bank fees, capital standards, and other regulatory requirements; adverse media and other expressions of negative public opinion whether directed at us, other banks, the banking industry generally or otherwise that may adversely affect our reputation and that of the banking industry generally; the effects of pandemics and other health emergencies that may affect our business, employees, customers, and communities, such as ongoing effects on availability and cost of labor; the effects of wars and geopolitical conflicts, and other local, national, or international disasters, crises, or conflicts that may occur in the future; natural disasters that may impact our and our customer's operations and business; and governmental and social responses to environmental, social, and governance issues, including those with respect to climate change.
Factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements, industry trends, and results or regulatory outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are discussed in our 2022 Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and are available on our website (www.zionsbancorporation.com) and from the SEC (www.sec.gov).
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