Bank of America Third Quarter Earnings Per Share Decline 31% to 82 Cents
Capital Markets Losses Offset Solid Revenue Growth in Most Businesses
CHARLOTTE, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bank of America Corporation today reported third quarter net income declined 32 percent to $3.70 billion from $5.42 billion a year earlier. Diluted earnings per share fell 31 percent to $0.82 from $1.18.
Lower net income resulted from a $1.33 billion decline in earnings in Global Corporate and Investment Banking given the significant disruption in the financial markets during the quarter. Provision expense increased $865 million due to consumer and small business credit costs rising from post bankruptcy reform lows, growth and seasoning in various portfolios and stress in several portfolios driven by the weakened U.S. housing market.
"While the significant dislocations in the capital markets have hurt most participants, we are still very disappointed in our third quarter performance," said Kenneth D. Lewis, chairman and chief executive officer. "However, the majority of our businesses experienced solid revenue growth as sales momentum continued, demonstrating the value of our diverse business mix. We continued to invest in our businesses for the long term and to introduce innovative products and services to differentiate Bank of America in the marketplace. While we cannot predict the near term, I am confident that such innovation and execution combined with the advantages of scale and reach are the formula for future success."
Impact of Capital Markets on Financial Results * Unprecedented market disruptions impacted trading results. As a result, Global Corporate and Investment Banking net income fell 93 percent to $100 million from $1.43 billion a year earlier. * Capital Markets and Advisory Services, a business within GCIB which includes Liquid Products, Credit Products, Structured Products and Equities, posted a $717 million net loss compared with net income of $298 million a year earlier. Included in the net loss for the quarter were $247 million in markdowns, net of fees, on leveraged and non- leveraged loans and commitments. - Contributing to the loss in Credit Products was a $607 million trading revenue loss due principally to the breakdowns in traditional pricing relationships, which made hedges ineffective, and the widening of credit spreads. - Structured Products, which includes asset-backed and residential mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgages, collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and structured credit trading had a net revenue loss of $527 million. The loss arose from lower investment banking fees and trading declines principally due to the same conditions affecting Credit Products. Third Quarter 2007 Business Highlights (vs. a year earlier) * Total sales of retail products rose 12 percent, generated by strong growth in sales of first mortgages, checking and savings accounts and online banking activations. Net new retail checking accounts grew to a record 757,000. * Retail deposits increased $16.52 billion, or 4 percent. Debit card purchase volume increased 11 percent and an increase in retail accounts drove service charge income higher by 8 percent. * First mortgage originations rose 27 percent helped by the success of No Fee Mortgage PLUS, which accounted for 21 percent of first mortgage production in the third quarter. * Average loans and leases in Business Lending increased 9 percent to nearly $240 billion. * Total unit sales to small businesses with less than $2.5 million in annual sales rose 24 percent, while average deposits grew 9 percent. * Total assets under management (AUM) in Global Wealth and Investment Management increased to a record of nearly $710 billion helped by the addition of U.S. Trust and strong net flows. On a 1-year and 3-year AUM weighted basis, 63 percent and 96 percent, respectively, of the Columbia Funds and Excelsior equity funds were in the top 2 performance quartiles compared with their peer group.(1)
(1) Results shown are defined by Global Wealth and Investment Management's calculation of the percentage of assets under management in the top two quartiles of categories based on Morningstar as of August 31, 2007. The category percentile rank was calculated by ranking the three year net return of share classes within the categories. The assets of the number of funds within the top 2 quartile results were added and then divided by Global Wealth and Investment Management's total assets under management. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The share class earning the ranking may have limited eligibility and may not be available to all investors.
Third Quarter 2007 Financial Summary Revenue
Revenue net of interest expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis declined 12 percent to $16.30 billion from $18.49 billion in the third quarter 2006.
Noninterest income fell 24 percent to $7.31 billion from $9.60 billion in the third quarter of 2006. The decrease was mainly due to trading account losses of $1.46 billion and the absence of a gain on the sale of the company's operations in Brazil recognized in the third quarter of last year. The decrease was partially offset by the absence of a $469 million loss on the sale of debt securities a year earlier and improvements in investment and brokerage services and equity investment income.
Net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis was $8.99 billion compared with $8.89 billion the previous year. The net interest yield narrowed 12 basis points to 2.61 percent.
Noninterest expense decreased 4 percent to $8.54 billion from $8.86 billion a year earlier as a result of lower capital markets incentive compensation and pretax merger and restructuring charges. Pretax merger and restructuring charges mainly related to the U.S. Trust acquisition were $84 million compared with $269 million a year earlier which were associated with the MBNA purchase. The efficiency ratio on a fully taxable-equivalent basis was 52.40 percent.
Credit costs continued to rise from the unusually low levels experienced in 2006 post bankruptcy reform. Given weakened housing and capital markets conditions, certain sectors began to experience some weakness. However, overall credit quality remained sound as credit card losses stabilized, declining from the second quarter.
Provision expense in the third quarter rose from a year ago due to higher net charge-offs and increased reserves from the seasoning of the small business and home equity portfolios, reflecting growth in these businesses. The company also added reserves for its home equity and homebuilder loan portfolios in view of the impact of the weakened U.S. housing market.
* Provision for credit losses was $2.03 billion, up from $1.81 billion in the second quarter of 2007, and $1.17 billion in the third quarter of 2006. * Net charge-offs were $1.57 billion, or 0.80 percent of total average loans and leases. This compared with $1.50 billion, or 0.81 percent, in the second quarter of 2007 and $1.28 billion, or 0.75 percent, in the third quarter of 2006. * Total managed net losses were $2.84 billion, or 1.27 percent of total average managed loans and leases compared with $2.77 billion, or 1.31 percent, in the second quarter of 2007 and $2.20 billion, or 1.11 percent, in the third quarter of 2006. * Nonperforming assets were $3.37 billion, or 0.43 percent of total loans, leases and foreclosed properties, at September 30 compared with $2.39 billion, or 0.32 percent, at June 30, 2007 and $1.66 billion, or 0.25 percent at September 30, 2006. * The allowance for loan and lease losses was $9.54 billion, or 1.21 percent of total loans and leases measured at historical cost at September 30 compared with $9.06 billion, or 1.20 percent, at June 30 and $8.87 billion, or 1.33 percent, at September 30, 2006. Capital Management
Total shareholders' equity was $138.51 billion at September 30. Period-end assets were $1.6 trillion. The Tier 1 capital ratio was 8.22 percent, down from 8.52 percent at June 30, 2007 and 8.48 percent a year ago due to the impact of the U.S. Trust acquisition.
During the quarter, Bank of America paid a cash dividend of $0.64 per share. The company also issued 9.5 million common shares related to employee stock options and ownership plans and repurchased 9.6 million common shares. Period-ending common shares issued and outstanding were 4.44 billion for the third quarter of 2007, compared with 4.44 billion for the second quarter of 2007 and 4.50 billion for the third quarter of 2006.
Third Quarter 2007 Business Segment Results Global Consumer and Small Business Banking(1) (Dollars in millions) Q3 2007 Q3 2006 Total managed revenue net of interest expense(2) $11,985 $11,284 Provision for credit losses 3,121 2,049 Noninterest expense 4,971 4,619 Net Income 2,452 2,919 Efficiency ratio 41.48 % 40.94 % Return on average equity 15.63 18.70 Managed loans and leases(3) $331,656 $291,028 Deposits(3) 321,552 332,500 (1) Managed basis. Managed basis assumes that loans that have been securitized were not sold and presents earnings on these loans in a manner similar to the way loans that have not been sold (i.e. held loans) are presented. For more information and detailed reconciliation, please refer to the data pages supplied with this Press Release. (2) Fully taxable-equivalent basis (3) Balances averaged for period
Managed net revenue rose 6 percent as higher card income and service charge income helped generate an 11 percent increase in noninterest income. Net income decreased 16 percent from a year ago as credit costs rose.
The provision for credit losses increased 52 percent to $3.12 billion. The increase resulted mainly from portfolio seasoning due to growth in the businesses and increased losses post bankruptcy reform. The weak housing market also contributed to adding reserves for the home equity portfolio.
* Deposits net revenue rose 4 percent to $4.42 billion and net income increased 3 percent to $1.32 billion as service charges and debit card income rose. * Card Services managed net revenue rose 6 percent to $6.50 billion while net income of $1.08 billion declined 25 percent as credit costs increased. Card losses stabilized and declined from the second quarter. * Consumer Real Estate had $837 million in net revenue, a 15 percent increase, as home equity balances rose and first mortgage originations grew. Net income fell 55 percent to $73 million on higher credit costs. Global Corporate and Investment Banking (Dollars in millions) Q3 2007 Q3 2006 Total revenue net of interest expense(1) $2,885 $5,168 Provision for credit losses 228 36 Noninterest expense 2,486 2,861 Net Income 100 1,433 Efficiency ratio 86.19 % 55.36 % Return on average equity 0.91 13.82 Loans and leases(2) $267,758 $234,800 Trading-related assets(2) 356,867 339,119 Deposits(2) 217,632 194,806 (1) Fully taxable-equivalent basis (2) Balances averaged for period
Net revenue fell 44 percent as sales and trading-related revenue declined, reducing noninterest income by 95 percent. Net income fell 93 percent due to the revenue decrease and higher provision expense (see Impact of Capital Markets on Financial Results on page 2 for details).
The provision for credit losses increased to $228 million from $36 million a year ago, reflecting the impact of the weak housing market particularly on the homebuilder sector.
Spread compression continued to dampen results in Business Lending and Treasury Services, which otherwise continued to deepen client relationships while recording solid business activity.
* Business Lending net revenue rose 1 percent to $1.39 billion while net income decreased 27 percent to $379 million because of higher credit costs and continued spread compression. Average loans and leases increased 9 percent to nearly $240 billion. * Capital Markets and Advisory Services had a net revenue loss of $184 million, reflecting declines in trading associated with the disruption in the credit markets. The business had a net loss of $717 million on sales and trading losses, declines in investment banking fees and markdowns on loans held for sale and unfunded commitments partially offset by lower incentive compensation. While results in Credit Products and Structured Products were sharply lower, Liquid Products registered good gains. * Treasury Services net revenue declined 8 percent to $1.75 billion, while net income decreased 12 percent to $558 million reflecting the sale of a merchant services business a year earlier and spread compression. Global Wealth and Investment Management (Dollars in millions) Q3 2007 Q3 2006 Total revenue net of interest expense(1) $2,200 $1,778 Provision for credit losses (29) 0 Noninterest expense 1,274 965 Net Income 599 513 Efficiency ratio 57.91 % 54.31 % Return on average equity 19.98 20.95 Loans and leases(2) $77,041 $61,684 Deposits(2) 127,819 100,915 (in billions) At 9/30/07 At 9/30/06 Assets under management $709.9 $517.0 (1) Fully taxable-equivalent basis (2) Balances averaged for period
In July, Bank of America completed the acquisition of U.S. Trust, creating U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, within Global Wealth and Investment Management to serve wealthy and ultra-wealthy clients.
Net revenue in Global Wealth and Investment Management increased 24 percent as higher customer activity and improved client asset inflows resulted in a 34 percent increase in noninterest income. Net income increased 17 percent from a year ago as fee income increased. The acquisition of U.S. Trust contributed about 10 percent to net revenue and 5 percent to net income.
Asset management fees increased 42 percent to a record $976 million driven by higher assets under management helped by nearly $116 billion in assets added from the acquisition of U.S. Trust, net asset inflows of more than $44 billion and increased market values of more than $38 billion.
* U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management net revenue rose 48 percent to $674 million and net income rose 55 percent to $143 million due to the acquisition of U.S. Trust, which contributed nearly 30 percent to net revenue and 22 percent to net income, increased lending and deposits volume and strong customer activity. * Columbia Management net revenue rose 30 percent to $488 million supported by strong client inflows, increased market values and the addition of U.S. Trust, which contributed 6 percent to net revenue. Net income increased 46 percent to $114 million, with U.S. Trust contributing 4 percent. * Premier Banking and Investments net revenue rose 11 percent to $948 million on record investment and brokerage services results, up 28 percent from a year ago. Net income increased 12 percent to $325 million. All Other(1) (Dollars in millions) Q3 2007 Q3 2006 Total revenue net of interest expense(2) $(766) $262 Provision for credit losses (1,290) (920) Noninterest expense (188) 418 Net Income 547 551 Loans and leases(3) $104,061 $85,965 (1) All Other consists primarily of equity investments, the residual impact of the allowance for credit losses and the cost allocation processes, Merger and Restructuring Charges, intersegment eliminations, and the results of certain consumer finance and commercial lending businesses that are being liquidated. All Other also includes the offsetting securitization impact to present Global Consumer and Small Business Banking on a managed basis. For more information and detailed reconciliation, please refer to the data pages supplied with this Press Release. (2) Fully taxable-equivalent basis (3) Balances averaged for period
All Other net income was $547 million compared with $551 million a year earlier. Revenue compared with last year was lower without the contribution from the sale of Brazil operations. This was offset partly by reduced other expenses from certain liquidating businesses. Equity investments income rose 24 percent to $852 million from $687 million.
Note: Chief Executive Officer Kenneth D. Lewis and Joe L. Price, chief financial officer, will discuss third quarter 2007 results in a conference call at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) today. The call can be accessed via a webcast available on the Bank of America Investor Relations Web site at http://investor.bankofamerica.com.
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www.bankofamerica.com Bank of America Corporation Selected Financial Data (Dollars in millions, except per share data; shares in thousands) Summary Income Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Statement September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Net interest income $8,615 $8,586 $25,269 $25,992 Total noninterest income 7,314 9,598 28,378 28,102 Total revenue, net of interest expense 15,929 18,184 53,647 54,094 Provision for credit losses 2,030 1,165 5,075 3,440 Other noninterest expense 8,459 8,594 26,463 25,943 Merger and restructuring charges 84 269 270 561 Income before income taxes 5,356 8,156 21,839 24,150 Income tax expense 1,658 2,740 7,125 8,273 Net income $3,698 $5,416 $14,714 $15,877 Earnings per common share $0.83 $1.20 $3.30 $3.49 Diluted earnings per common share 0.82 1.18 3.25 3.44 Summary Average Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Balance Sheet September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Total loans and leases $780,516 $673,477 $745,162 $641,909 Debt securities 174,568 236,033 179,589 235,874 Total earning assets 1,375,795 1,302,366 1,352,177 1,258,927 Total assets 1,580,565 1,497,987 1,554,760 1,457,087 Total deposits 702,481 676,851 695,465 670,552 Shareholders' equity 134,487 129,262 133,878 129,256 Common shareholders' equity 131,606 129,098 131,017 129,021 Performance Ratios Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Return on average assets 0.93 % 1.43 % 1.27 % 1.46 % Return on average common shareholders' equity 11.02 16.64 14.88 16.44 Credit Quality Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Net charge-offs $1,573 $1,277 $4,495 $3,122 Annualized net charge-offs as a % of average loans and leases outstanding (1) 0.80 % 0.75 % 0.80 % 0.65 % Provision for credit losses $2,030 $1,165 $5,075 $3,440 Managed credit card net losses 2,024 1,748 6,076 4,468 Managed credit card net losses as a % of average managed credit card receivables 4.67 % 4.23 % 4.81 % 3.68 % September 30 2007 2006 Nonperforming assets $3,372 $1,656 Nonperforming assets as a % of total loans, leases and foreclosed properties (1) 0.43 % 0.25 % Allowance for loan and lease losses $9,535 $8,872 Allowance for loan and lease losses as a % of total loans and leases measured at historical cost (1) 1.21 % 1.33 % Capital Management September 30 2007 2006 Risk-based capital ratios: Tier 1 8.22 %* 8.48 % Total 11.86 * 11.46 Tier 1 leverage ratio 6.20 * 6.16 Period-end common shares issued and outstanding 4,436,855 4,498,145 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Shares issued 9,499 29,704 49,734 98,312 (2) Shares repurchased (9,580) (59,500) (71,030) (231,000) Average common shares issued and outstanding 4,420,616 4,499,704 4,424,269 4,547,693 Average diluted common shares issued and outstanding 4,475,917 4,570,558 4,483,465 4,614,599 Dividends paid per common share $0.64 $0.56 $1.76 $1.56 Summary Ending Balance Sheet September 30 2007 2006 Total loans and leases $793,537 $669,149 Total debt securities 177,296 195,152 Total earning assets 1,362,543 1,216,965 Total assets 1,578,763 1,449,211 Total deposits 699,222 665,905 Total shareholders' equity 138,510 133,597 Common shareholders' equity 135,109 132,771 Book value per share of common stock $30.45 $29.52 * Preliminary data (1) Ratios do not include loans measured at fair value in accordance with SFAS 159 at and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007. (2) Does not include 631,145 shares issued in conjunction with the merger with MBNA. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. Bank of America Corporation Business Segment Results (Dollars in millions) Global Consumer and Small Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Business Banking (1) September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE) (2) $11,985 $11,284 $35,168 $33,255 Provision for credit losses (3) 3,121 2,049 8,626 5,757 Noninterest expense 4,971 4,619 14,567 13,591 Net income 2,452 2,919 7,559 8,784 Efficiency ratio (2) 41.48 % 40.94 % 41.42 % 40.87 % Return on average equity 15.63 18.70 16.35 18.56 Average - total loans and leases $331,656 $291,028 $319,089 $284,261 Average - total deposits 321,552 332,500 324,867 333,709 Deposits Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) $4,423 $4,272 $13,068 $12,371 Net income 1,321 1,287 3,958 3,611 Card Services (1) Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) 6,505 6,110 18,886 18,190 Net income 1,083 1,439 3,133 4,550 Consumer Real Estate Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) 837 726 2,521 2,135 Net income 73 162 436 511 Global Corporate and Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Investment Banking September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) $2,885 $5,168 $14,198 $16,008 Provision for credit losses 228 36 384 82 Noninterest expense 2,486 2,861 8,566 8,572 Net income 100 1,433 3,300 4,634 Efficiency ratio (2) 86.19 % 55.36 % 60.33 % 53.55 % Return on average equity 0.91 13.82 10.38 14.59 Average - total loans and leases $267,758 $234,800 $256,590 $230,345 Average - total deposits 217,632 194,806 215,491 191,773 Business Lending Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) $1,388 $1,378 $4,242 $4,242 Net income 379 519 1,446 1,657 Capital Markets and Advisory Services Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) (184) 1,927 4,853 6,413 Net income (717) 298 453 1,308 Treasury Services Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) 1,751 1,901 5,250 5,447 Net income 558 634 1,634 1,742 Global Wealth and Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Investment Management September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) $2,200 $1,778 $6,096 $5,458 Provision for credit losses (29) - (20) (41) Noninterest expense 1,274 965 3,317 2,881 Net income 599 513 1,761 1,650 Efficiency ratio (2) 57.91 % 54.31 % 54.42 % 52.79 % Return on average equity 19.98 20.95 22.18 22.19 Average - total loans and leases $77,041 $61,684 $70,322 $59,890 Average - total deposits 127,819 100,915 120,387 101,063 U.S. Trust (4) Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) $674 $454 $1,621 $1,437 Net income 143 92 345 356 Columbia Management Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) 488 376 1,385 1,119 Net income 114 78 330 240 Premier Banking and Investments Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE)(2) 948 855 2,818 2,569 Net income 325 291 981 888 All Other (1) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE) (2) $(766) $262 $(716) $241 Provision for credit losses (5) (1,290) (920) (3,915) (2,358) Noninterest expense (188) 418 283 1,460 Net income 547 551 2,094 809 Average - total loans and leases 104,061 85,965 99,161 67,413 Average - total deposits 35,478 48,630 34,720 44,007 (1) Global Consumer and Small Business Banking is presented on a managed basis, specifically Card Services, with a corresponding offset recorded in All Other. (2) Fully taxable-equivalent (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. (3) Represents provision for credit losses on held loans combined with realized credit losses associated with the securitized loan portfolio. (4) In July 2007, the acquisition of U.S. Trust Corporation was completed combining with the former Private Bank creating U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and results of the combined business were reported for periods ending after July 1, 2007. (5) Represents the provision for credit losses in All Other combined with the Global Consumer and Small Business Banking securitization offset. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. Bank of America Corporation Supplemental Financial Data (Dollars in millions) Fully taxable-equivalent Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended basis data September 30 September 30 2007 2006 2007 2006 Net interest income $8,990 $8,894 $26,368 $26,860 Total revenue, net of interest expense 16,304 18,492 54,746 54,962 Net interest yield 2.61 % 2.73 % 2.60 % 2.85 % Efficiency ratio 52.40 47.93 48.83 48.22 Other Data September 30 2007 2006 Full-time equivalent employees 198,000 200,220 Number of banking centers - domestic 5,748 5,722 Number of branded ATMs - domestic 17,231 16,846 Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. Bank of America Corporation Reconciliation - Managed to GAAP (Dollars in millions) The Corporation reports its Global Consumer and Small Business Banking's results, specifically Card Services, on a managed basis. This basis of presentation excludes the Corporation's securitized mortgage and home equity portfolios for which the Corporation retains servicing. Reporting on a managed basis is consistent with the way that management as well as analysts evaluate the results of Global Consumer and Small Business Banking. Managed basis assumes that loans that have been securitized were not sold and presents earnings on these loans in a manner similar to the way loans that have not been sold (i.e., held loans) are presented. Loan securitization is an alternative funding process that is used by the Corporation to diversify funding sources. Loan securitization removes loans from the Consolidated Balance Sheet through the sale of loans to an off-balance sheet qualified special purpose entity which is excluded from the Corporation's Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The performance of the managed portfolio is important in understanding Global Consumer and Small Business Banking's and Card Services' results as it demonstrates the results of the entire portfolio serviced by the business. Securitized loans continue to be serviced by the business and are subject to the same underwriting standards and ongoing monitoring as held loans. In addition, retained excess servicing income is exposed to similar credit risk and repricing of interest rates as held loans. Global Consumer and Small Business Banking's managed income statement line items differ from a held basis reported as follows: * Managed net interest income includes Global Consumer and Small Business Banking's net interest income on held loans and interest income on the securitized loans less the internal funds transfer pricing allocation related to securitized loans. * Managed noninterest income includes Global Consumer and Small Business Banking's noninterest income on a held basis less the reclassification of certain components of card income (e.g., excess servicing income) to record managed net interest income and provision for credit losses. Noninterest income, both on a held and managed basis, also includes the impact of adjustments to the interest-only strip that are recorded in card income as management continues to manage this impact within Global Consumer and Small Business Banking. * Provision for credit losses represents the provision for credit losses on held loans combined with realized credit losses associated with the securitized loan portfolio. All of these securitization adjustments relate to the Card Services' business within Global Consumer and Small Business Banking. Global Consumer and Small Business Banking Third Quarter 2007 Managed Securitization Basis (1) Impact (2) Held Basis Net interest income (3) $7,265 $(2,085) $5,180 Noninterest income Card income 2,587 896 3,483 Service charges 1,519 - 1,519 Mortgage banking income 244 - 244 Gains (losses) on sales of debt securities - - - All other income 370 (70) 300 Total noninterest income 4,720 826 5,546 Total revenue, net of interest expense 11,985 (1,259) 10,726 Provision for credit losses 3,121 (1,259) 1,862 Noninterest expense 4,971 - 4,971 Income before income taxes 3,893 - 3,893 Income tax expense (3) 1,441 - 1,441 Net income $2,452 $- $2,452 Average - total loans and leases $331,656 $(104,317) $227,339 Third Quarter 2006 Managed Securitization Basis (1) Impact (2) Held Basis Net interest income (3) $7,016 $(1,872) $5,144 Noninterest income Card income 2,333 1,032 3,365 Service charges 1,410 - 1,410 Mortgage banking income 215 - 215 Gains (losses) on sales of debt securities - - - All other income 310 (68) 242 Total noninterest income 4,268 964 5,232 Total revenue, net of interest expense 11,284 (908) 10,376 Provision for credit losses 2,049 (908) 1,141 Noninterest expense 4,619 - 4,619 Income before income taxes 4,616 - 4,616 Income tax expense (3) 1,697 - 1,697 Net income $2,919 $- $2,919 Average - total loans and leases $291,028 $(97,371) $193,657 All Other Third Quarter 2007 Reported Securitization As Basis (4) Offset (2) Adjusted Net interest income (3) $(2,031) $2,085 $54 Noninterest income Card income 739 (896) (157) Equity investment income 852 - 852 Gains (losses) on sales of debt securities 7 - 7 All other income (333) 70 (263) Total noninterest income 1,265 (826) 439 Total revenue, net of interest expense (766) 1,259 493 Provision for credit losses (1,290) 1,259 (31) Merger and restructuring charges 84 - 84 All other noninterest expense (272) - (272) Income before income taxes 712 - 712 Income tax expense (3) 165 - 165 Net income $547 $- $547 Average - total loans and leases $104,061 $104,317 $208,378 Third Quarter 2006 Reported Securitization As Basis (4) Offset (2) Adjusted Net interest income (3) $(1,418) $1,872 $454 Noninterest income Card income 841 (1,032) (191) Equity investment income 687 - 687 Gains (losses) on sales of debt securities (480) - (480) All other income 632 68 700 Total noninterest income 1,680 (964) 716 Total revenue, net of interest expense 262 908 1,170 Provision for credit losses (920) 908 (12) Merger and restructuring charges 269 - 269 All other noninterest expense 149 - 149 Income before income taxes 764 - 764 Income tax expense (3) 213 - 213 Net income $551 $- $551 Average - total loans and leases $85,965 $97,371 $183,336 (1) Provision for credit losses represents provision for credit losses on held loans combined with realized credit losses associated with the securitized loan portfolio. (2) The securitization impact on net interest income is on a funds transfer pricing methodology consistent with the way funding costs are allocated to the businesses. (3) FTE (4) Provision for credit losses represents the provision for credit losses in All Other combined with the Global Consumer and Small Business Banking securitization offset. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified among the segments to conform to the current period presentation.
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