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Surging Loan Originations and Increased Dividend Highlight Successful Year for TFS Financial

Company Release - 10/29/2018 4:04 PM ET

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TFSL) (the "Company"), the holding company for Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cleveland (the "Association"), today announced results for the three months and fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.

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TFS Financial Corporation Chairman and CEO Marc A. Stefanski (Photo: Business Wire)

TFS Financial Corporation Chairman and CEO Marc A. Stefanski (Photo: Business Wire)

The Company reported net income of $85.4 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, compared to net income of $88.9 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, and net income of $21.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to net income of $23.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017. A lower provision credit for loan losses was partially offset by a lower effective tax rate for both the current three month period and fiscal year, as compared to the same periods last year. Additionally, there was higher non-interest expense in the current fiscal year, as described below.

“We had an outstanding year that was highlighted by strong earnings and another increase to our dividend,” said Chairman and CEO, Marc A. Stefanski. “Our earnings were supported by a hot home purchase mortgage market that helped fuel our largest annual amount of home purchase mortgage originations in more than ten years. We also remain confident about retail deposit growth as deposits increased $340 million in the past year. Additionally, our quarterly dividend has now increased for four consecutive years including a 47% increase in the fourth quarter this year. It has truly been an amazing year as we celebrated our 80th anniversary and remained focused on serving our customers, associates, communities and shareholders.”

Net interest income was $280.9 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 and $278.9 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, as $34.1 million of additional interest income in the current period more than offset $32.0 million of additional interest expense. Interest income was higher in the current fiscal year, due to a combination of a $554.3 million increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets, mainly loans, and a higher weighted average yield earned on those assets. Recent market interest rate increases have impacted both loan yields, particularly home equity lending products that feature interest rates that reset based on the prime rate, as well as funding costs. The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities was also higher in the current year as a result of the use of longer duration funding sources that carried higher costs. Net interest income was $69.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and $70.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The interest rate spread for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 was 1.93%, compared to 2.02% for the prior year. The interest rate spread was 1.85% for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 1.99% for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The flattening yield curve contributed to the decline in the spread. The net interest margin for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 was 2.08%, as compared to 2.16% for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. The net interest margin for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was 2.03%, compared to 2.13% for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

The provision for loan losses was a credit of $2.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to a credit of $7.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The provision for loan losses was a credit of $11.0 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 compared to a credit of $17.0 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. Continued strong recoveries of loan amounts previously charged off, low levels of current loan charge-offs and reduced exposure from home equity lines of credit coming to the end of the draw period resulted in the loan provision credits in both the current and prior year periods. Gross loan charge-offs were $8.2 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 and $11.5 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, while loan recoveries were $12.6 million in the current fiscal year and $15.6 million in the prior fiscal year. As a result of loan recoveries exceeding charge-offs, the Company reported net loan recoveries of $4.5 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, and $4.2 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. In recent years, a large portion of the overall allowance has been allocated to the home equity loans and lines of credit category to address exposure from customers whose lines of credit were originated without amortizing payments during the draw period and who could face potential increased payment shock at the end of the draw period. In general, home equity lines of credit originated prior to June 2010 were characterized by a ten-year draw period, with interest only payments, followed by a ten-year repayment period. However, a large number of those lines of credit approaching the end of draw period have been paid off or refinanced without significant loss. The principal balance of home equity lines of credit originated prior to 2010 without amortizing payments during the draw period that are coming to the end of the draw period through fiscal 2020 was $116.9 million at September 30, 2018 compared to $205.4 million at June 30, 2018, and $484.8 million at September 30, 2017. As this exposure decreases without incurring significant loss, the portion of the overall allowance allocated to the home equity loans and lines of credit category has correspondingly decreased. Generally, equity lines of credit originated after June 2010 require an amortizing payment during the draw period and do not face the same end-of-draw increased payment shock risk. The allowance for loan losses was $42.4 million, or 0.33% of total loans receivable, at September 30, 2018, compared to $48.9 million, or 0.39% of total loans receivable, at September 30, 2017.

Non-accrual loans decreased $1.3 million to $77.8 million, or 0.60% of total loans, at September 30, 2018 from $79.1 million, or 0.63% of total loans, at September 30, 2017.

Total loan delinquencies decreased $3.4 million to $41.4 million, or 0.32% of total loans receivable, at September 30, 2018 from $44.8 million, or 0.36% of total loans receivable, at September 30, 2017. The real estate owned portfolio decreased $2.7 million, or 49.1%, to $2.8 million at September 30, 2018 from $5.5 million at September 30, 2017.

Total troubled debt restructurings increased $3.4 million, to $165.4 million at September 30, 2018, from $162.0 million at September 30, 2017. All of the increase occurred in the home equity loans and lines of credit portfolio, as a result of the impact from some customers coming to the end of their draw period and requiring loan modifications. Of the $165.4 million of troubled debt restructurings recorded at September 30, 2018, $84.2 million was in the residential core portfolio, $40.8 million was in the home equity loans and lines of credit portfolio and $40.4 million was in the Home Today portfolio. The portion of total troubled debt restructurings included as part of non-accrual loans was $62.6 million at September 30, 2018 and $58.9 million at September 30, 2017.

Total non-interest expenses increased $9.9 million to $192.3 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 from $182.4 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. The increase consisted mainly of a combination of a $5.6 million increase in salaries and employee benefits, a $2.4 million increase in office property, equipment and software and a $2.5 million increase in other operating expenses. The majority of the increase in salaries and benefits and other operating expenses was a result of one-time charges related to the Company's celebration of its 80th anniversary in May, 2018, which included events in Ohio and Florida, as well as an after-tax bonus of $2,080 to all associates, including a portion attributable to the sharing of the Company's savings from the December 2017 corporate tax reform discussed below.

Total income tax expense decreased by $8.7 million, to $35.8 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, from $44.5 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. The decrease in the expense was caused mainly by the reduction in the maximum corporate income tax rate as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on December 22, 2017. As a September 30 fiscal year end entity, the Company is required to use a blended federal corporate tax rate for its entire September 30, 2018 fiscal year, which would be approximately 24.5%. Total income tax expense for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 also includes approximately $6.6 million of additional income tax expense related to the revaluation of the Company's net deferred tax assets, the majority of which was recognized as of December 31, 2017. The revaluation of the net deferred tax assets is subject to adjustment through December 31, 2018.

Total assets increased by $445.6 million, or 3%, to $14.14 billion at September 30, 2018 from $13.69 billion at September 30, 2017. This change was mainly the result of new loan origination levels exceeding the total of loan sales and principal repayments during the current fiscal year.

The combination of loans held for investment, net and mortgage loans held for sale increased $452.3 million, or 4%, to $12.87 billion at September 30, 2018 from $12.42 billion at September 30, 2017. Consistent with our efforts to diversify our state concentrations, most of the loan growth occurred in states other than our footprint states of Ohio and Florida. Loan growth was reduced as approximately $277.4 million of fixed rate loans were sold to a private investor in May, 2018 as part of our overall interest rate risk management strategy. Residential core mortgage loans, including those held for sale, increased $184.9 million during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, and the home equity loans and lines of credit portfolio increased $266.6 million. Total first mortgage loan originations were $2.3 billion for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, of which 49% were adjustable rate mortgages and 10% were fixed-rate mortgages with terms of 10 years or less. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, $44.3 million of adjustable rate mortgage loans, originated and serviced by the Association and previously sold in a prior year, were purchased back from an investor exiting the mortgage banking business. Commitments originated for home equity loans and lines of credit were $1.38 billion for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 and $919.4 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, $400.1 million of fixed-rate loans were sold, including the private investor sale mentioned above, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $3.4 million. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, $249.4 million of fixed-rate loans were sold resulting in a pre-tax gain of $2.2 million.

Deposits increased $340.0 million, or 4%, to $8.49 billion at September 30, 2018 from $8.15 billion at September 30, 2017. The increase in deposits was the result of a $629.0 million increase in our certificates of deposit ("CDs"), partially offset by a $217.4 million decrease in our savings accounts and a $73.5 million decrease in our checking accounts for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. Total deposits include $670.1 million and $620.7 million of brokered CDs at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively.

Borrowed funds, all from the FHLB, increased $50.3 million, to $3.72 billion at September 30, 2018 from $3.67 billion at September 30, 2017, as a combination of loan growth, stock repurchases and dividends led to increased funding demands. This increase reflects a $317.5 million increase in short-term borrowed funds, partially offset by a $267.2 million net reduction of long-term borrowed funds. The short-term increase included $225.0 million of 90 day advances that have an effective duration at inception of five years as a result of interest rate swap contracts. Overnight advances represent $1.20 billion of the total FHLB advances at September 30, 2018.

Total shareholders' equity increased $68.4 million to $1.76 billion at September 30, 2018 from $1.69 billion at September 30, 2017. Activity reflects $85.4 million of net income in the current fiscal year, reduced by $19.7 million of repurchases of common stock and four quarterly dividends totaling $37.6 million, and was further impacted by a combination of adjustments related to our stock compensation plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan and accumulated other comprehensive income. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, accumulated other comprehensive income increased by $30.7 million which was mainly the result of the favorable impact to our interest rate swaps from rising market interest rates. During the three months ended September 30, 2018, a total of 170,000 shares of our common stock were repurchased at an average cost of $15.76 per share. A total of 1,283,911 shares were repurchased at an average cost of $15.32 per share during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. At September 30, 2018, there were 6,466,979 shares remaining to be purchased under the Company's eighth repurchase program. The Company declared and paid a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share during each of the first three fiscal quarters and a dividend of $0.25 per share during the fourth fiscal quarter. As a result of a mutual member vote, Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cleveland, MHC (the "MHC"), the mutual holding company that owns approximately 81% of the outstanding stock of the Company, was able to waive its receipt of its share of each dividend paid. Under current Federal Reserve regulations, the MHC is required to obtain the approval of its members every 12 months for the MHC to waive its right to receive dividends. As a result of a July 11, 2018 member vote and the subsequent non-objection of the Federal Reserve, the MHC has the approval to waive the receipt of up to a total of $1.00 per share of possible dividends to be declared on the Company's common stock, including a total of $0.75 during the three quarters ending December 31, 2018, March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019. The MHC has conducted the member vote to approve the dividend waiver each of the past five years under Federal Reserve regulations and for each of those five years, approximately 97% of the votes cast were in favor of the waiver.

The Association operates under the capital requirements for the standardized approach of the Basel III capital framework for U.S. banking organizations (“Basel III Rules”), subject to transitional provisions extending through the end of 2018. The Basel III Rules include a Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ratio, with a fully phased-in required minimum Common Equity Tier 1 and Capital Conservation Buffer of 7.00%. At September 30, 2018 all of the Association's capital ratios substantially exceed the amounts required for the Association to be considered "well capitalized" for regulatory capital purposes. The Association’s Tier 1 leverage ratio was 10.87%, its Common Equity Tier 1 and Tier 1 ratios, as calculated under the fully phased-in Basel III Rules, were each 19.91% and its total capital ratio was 20.46%. Additionally, the Company's Tier 1 leverage ratio was 12.25%, its Common Equity Tier 1 and Tier 1 ratios were each 22.38% and its total capital ratio was 22.94%. The Association's current capital ratios reflect the dilutive impact of $85 million of dividends that the Association paid to the Company, its sole shareholder, during the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Because of its intercompany nature, these dividends had no impact on the Company's capital ratios or its consolidated statement of condition.

Presentation slides as of September 30, 2018 will be available on the Company's website, www.thirdfederal.com, under the Investor Relations link, beginning October 30, 2018. The Company will not be hosting a conference call to discuss its operating results.

Third Federal Savings and Loan Association is a leading provider of savings and mortgage products, and operates under the values of love, trust, respect, a commitment to excellence and fun. Founded in Cleveland in 1938 as a mutual association by Ben and Gerome Stefanski, Third Federal’s mission is to help people achieve the dream of home ownership and financial security. It became part of a public company in 2007 and celebrated its 80th anniversary in May, 2018. Third Federal, which lends in 21 states and the District of Columbia, is dedicated to serving consumers with competitive rates and outstanding service. Third Federal, an equal housing lender, has 21 full service branches in Northeast Ohio, eight lending offices in Central and Southern Ohio, and 17 full service branches throughout Florida. As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s assets totaled $14.14 billion.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of such words as estimate, project, believe, intend, anticipate, plan, seek, expect and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include, among other things:

  • statements of our goals, intentions and expectations;
  • statements regarding our business plans and prospects and growth and operating strategies;
  • statements concerning trends in our provision for loan losses and charge-offs;
  • statements regarding the trends in factors affecting our financial condition and results of operations, including asset quality of our loan and investment portfolios; and
  • estimates of our risks and future costs and benefits.

These forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, among other things, the following important factors that could affect the actual outcome of future events:

  • significantly increased competition among depository and other financial institutions;
  • inflation and changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our interest margins or reduce the fair value of financial instruments;
  • general economic conditions, either globally, nationally or in our market areas, including employment prospects, real estate values and conditions that are worse than expected;
  • decreased demand for our products and services and lower revenue and earnings because of a recession or other events;
  • adverse changes and volatility in the securities markets, credit markets or real estate markets;
  • legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect our business, including changes in regulatory costs and capital requirements and changes related to our ability to pay dividends and the ability of Third Federal Savings, MHC to waive dividends;
  • our ability to enter new markets successfully and take advantage of growth opportunities, and the possible short-term dilutive effect of potential acquisitions or de novo branches, if any;
  • changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits;
  • changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the bank regulatory agencies, the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board;
  • future adverse developments concerning Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac;
  • changes in monetary and fiscal policy of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve and changes in the level of government support of housing finance;
  • changes in policy and/or assessment rates of taxing authorities that adversely affect us;
  • changes in our organization, or compensation and benefit plans and changes in expense trends (including, but not limited to trends affecting non-performing assets, charge-offs and provisions for loan losses);
  • the inability of third-party providers to perform their obligations to us;
  • a slowing or failure of the moderate economic recovery;
  • changes in accounting and tax estimates;
  • the strength or weakness of the real estate markets and of the consumer and commercial credit sectors and its impact on the credit quality of our loans and other assets;
  • the ability of the U.S. Government to manage federal debt limits; and
  • cyber attacks, computer viruses and other technological risks that may breach the security of our websites or other systems to obtain unauthorized access to confidential information, destroy data or disable our systems.

Because of these and other uncertainties, our actual future results may be materially different from the results indicated by any forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this report speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

   
TFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION (unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
September 30, September 30,
2018 2017
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks $ 29,056 $ 35,243
Interest-earning cash equivalents 240,719   232,975  
Cash and cash equivalents 269,775   268,218  
Investment securities available for sale (amortized cost $556,829 and $541,964, respectively) 531,965 537,479
Mortgage loans held for sale, at lower of cost or market ($1,719 and $0 measured at fair value, respectively) 659 351
Loans held for investment, net:
Mortgage loans 12,872,125 12,434,339
Other loans 3,021 3,050
Deferred loan expenses, net 38,566 30,865
Allowance for loan losses (42,418 ) (48,948 )
Loans, net 12,871,294   12,419,306  
Mortgage loan servicing assets, net 8,840 8,375
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 93,544 89,990
Real estate owned 2,794 5,521
Premises, equipment, and software, net 63,399 60,875
Accrued interest receivable 38,696 35,479
Bank owned life insurance contracts 212,021 205,883
Other assets 45,130   61,086  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 14,138,117   $ 13,692,563  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Deposits $ 8,491,583 $ 8,151,625
Borrowed funds 3,721,699 3,671,377
Borrowers’ advances for insurance and taxes 103,005 100,446
Principal, interest, and related escrow owed on loans serviced 31,490 35,766
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 31,936   43,390  
Total liabilities 12,379,713   12,002,604  
Commitments and contingent liabilities
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 700,000,000 shares authorized; 332,318,750 shares issued; 280,311,070 and 281,291,750 outstanding at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively 3,323 3,323
Paid-in capital 1,726,992 1,722,672
Treasury stock, at cost; 51,868,688 and 51,027,000 shares at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively (754,272 ) (735,530 )
Unallocated ESOP shares (48,751 ) (53,084 )
Retained earnings—substantially restricted 807,890 760,070
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 23,222   (7,492 )
Total shareholders’ equity 1,758,404   1,689,959  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 14,138,117   $ 13,692,563  
 
     
TFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
For the Three Months Ended For the Fiscal Year Ended
September 30, September 30,
2018   2017 2018   2017
INTEREST INCOME:
Loans, including fees $ 109,132 $ 101,692 $ 422,953 $ 394,447
Investment securities available for sale 2,895 2,468 11,134 9,041
Other interest and dividend earning assets 2,491   1,817   8,958   5,507  
Total interest and dividend income 114,518   105,977   443,045   408,995  
INTEREST EXPENSE:
Deposits 29,321 22,213 102,255 87,421
Borrowed funds 16,215   13,656   59,849   42,678  
Total interest expense 45,536   35,869   162,104   130,099  
NET INTEREST INCOME 68,982 70,108 280,941 278,896
PROVISION (CREDIT) FOR LOAN LOSSES (2,000 ) (7,000 ) (11,000 ) (17,000 )
NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION (CREDIT) FOR LOAN LOSSES 70,982   77,108   291,941   295,896  
NON-INTEREST INCOME:
Fees and service charges, net of amortization 1,916 1,733 7,493 6,896
Net gain on the sale of loans 311 711 3,383 2,183
Increase in and death benefits from bank owned life insurance contracts 1,557 1,583 6,158 6,449
Other 1,101   1,098   4,502   4,321  
Total non-interest income 4,885   5,125   21,536   19,849  
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE:
Salaries and employee benefits 24,807 23,452 101,316 94,622
Marketing services 2,914 5,204 19,252 19,713
Office property, equipment and software 6,383 6,562 26,897 24,531
Federal insurance premium and assessments 2,663 2,588 11,189 10,055
State franchise tax 1,189 1,246 4,775 5,235
Real estate owned expense, net 722 929 2,365 3,185
Other expenses 6,742   7,198   26,519   25,063  
Total non-interest expense 45,420   47,179   192,313   182,404  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 30,447 35,054 121,164 133,341
INCOME TAX EXPENSE 8,842   12,036   35,757   44,464  
NET INCOME $ 21,605   $ 23,018   $ 85,407   $ 88,877  
 
Earnings per share
Basic $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.31 $ 0.32
Diluted $ 0.08   $ 0.08   $ 0.30   $ 0.32  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 275,419,322 276,094,307 275,590,053 277,213,258
Diluted 277,162,336   277,943,467   277,298,425   279,268,768  
     
TFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELDS (unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2018 Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
  Interest     Interest  
Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
Balance Expense

Cost(2)

Balance Expense

Cost(2)

(Dollars in thousands)
Interest-earning assets:

Interest-earning cash equivalents

$ 219,062 $ 1,063 1.94 % $ 231,355 $ 717 1.24 %
Investment securities 3,970 24 2.42 % %
Mortgage-backed securities 535,331 2,871 2.15 % 530,634 2,468 1.86 %

Loans(1)

12,761,000 109,132 3.42 % 12,320,700 101,692 3.30 %
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 93,544   1,428   6.11 % 88,824   1,100   4.95 %
Total interest-earning assets 13,612,907 114,518   3.36 % 13,171,513 105,977   3.22 %
Noninterest-earning assets 366,511   372,297  
Total assets $ 13,979,418   $ 13,543,810  
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Checking accounts $ 916,141 $ 503 0.22 % $ 977,581 $ 228 0.09 %
Savings accounts 1,269,202 1,365 0.43 % 1,489,244 519 0.14 %
Certificates of deposit 6,237,335 27,453 1.76 % 5,643,342 21,466 1.52 %
Borrowed funds 3,638,394   16,215   1.78 % 3,573,947   13,656   1.53 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 12,061,072 45,536   1.51 % 11,684,114 35,869   1.23 %
Noninterest-bearing liabilities 152,669   167,577  
Total liabilities 12,213,741 11,851,691
Shareholders’ equity 1,765,677   1,692,119  

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$ 13,979,418   $ 13,543,810  
Net interest income $ 68,982   $ 70,108  

Interest rate spread(2)(3)

1.85 % 1.99 %

Net interest-earning assets(4)

$ 1,551,835   $ 1,487,399  

Net interest margin(2)(5)

2.03 % 2.13 %

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

112.87 % 112.73 %
(1)   Loans include both mortgage loans held for sale and loans held for investment.
(2) Annualized.
(3) Interest rate spread represents the difference between the yield on average interest-earning assets and the cost of average interest-bearing liabilities.
(4) Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(5) Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by total interest-earning assets.
 
   
TFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELDS (unaudited)
 
Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2018 Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2017
  Interest     Interest  
Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
Balance Expense Cost Balance Expense Cost
(Dollars in thousands)
Interest-earning assets:

Interest-earning cash equivalents

$ 228,041 $ 3,704 1.62 % $ 214,465 $ 1,961 0.91 %
Investment securities 1,125 27 2.40 % %
Mortgage-backed securities 539,564 11,107 2.06 % 526,610 9,041 1.72 %

Loans(1)

12,619,496 422,953 3.35 % 12,104,277 394,447 3.26 %
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 92,533   5,254   5.68 % 81,105   3,546   4.37 %
Total interest-earning assets 13,480,759 443,045   3.29 % 12,926,457 408,995 3.16 %
Noninterest-earning assets 370,570   358,213  
Total assets $ 13,851,329   $ 13,284,670  
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Checking accounts $ 947,728 $ 1,406 0.15 % $ 992,042 $ 918 0.09 %
Savings accounts 1,364,410 3,466 0.25 % 1,514,275 2,093 0.14 %
Certificates of deposit 5,989,453 97,383 1.63 % 5,672,212 84,410 1.49 %
Borrowed funds 3,632,255   59,849   1.65 % 3,231,709   42,678   1.32 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 11,933,846 162,104 1.36 % 11,410,238 130,099 1.14 %
Noninterest-bearing liabilities 178,373   190,873  
Total liabilities 12,112,219 11,601,111
Shareholders’ equity 1,739,110   1,683,559  

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$ 13,851,329   $ 13,284,670  
Net interest income $280,941 $278,896

Interest rate spread(2)

1.93 % 2.02 %

Net interest-earning assets(3)

$ 1,546,913   $ 1,516,219  

Net interest margin(4)

2.08 % 2.16 %

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

112.96 % 113.29 %
(1)   Loans include both mortgage loans held for sale and loans held for investment.
(2) Interest rate spread represents the difference between the yield on average interest-earning assets and the cost of average interest-bearing liabilities.
(3) Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(4) Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by total interest-earning assets.

TFS Financial Corporation
Jennifer Rosa, 216-429-5037

Source: Third Federal Savings and Loan Association