Third quarter 2022 GAAP earnings of $1.5 billion, or $1.15 per diluted share
Third quarter 2022 Adjusted earnings of $1.7 billion, or $1.24 per diluted share
Results reflect strong loan growth and expanded NIM given higher rates and strong deposit franchise
Fee revenues tempered by market conditions
Capital, liquidity, and credit quality remain strengths
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today reported earnings for the third quarter of 2022.
Net income available to common shareholders of $1.5 billion was down 5.0% from the third quarter of 2021. Earnings per diluted common share were $1.15, a decrease of 4.2% compared with the same period last year. Results for the third quarter produced an annualized return on average assets (ROA) of 1.19%, an annualized return on average common shareholders’ equity (ROCE) of 10.7%, and an annualized return on tangible common shareholders’ equity (ROTCE) of 23.5%.
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders was $1.7 billion, or $1.24 per diluted share, excluding merger-related and restructuring charges of $62 million ($48 million after-tax) and incremental operating expenses related to the merger of $90 million ($69 million after-tax). Adjusted results produced an annualized ROA of 1.28%, an annualized ROCE of 11.5%, and an annualized ROTCE of 25.1%.
“Truist’s third-quarter performance reflected strong progress in many areas of the business, as we delivered strong broad-based loan growth, significant margin expansion and continued exceptional asset quality. Overall financial results were mixed, however, as the challenging market environment impacted our capital markets related revenue,” said Chairman and CEO Bill Rogers.
“Our company purpose continues to drive our actions to care for our teammates, clients and the communities we serve, and this was even more apparent in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, when our teammates acted quickly to support each other and our local communities through humanitarian aid and volunteer efforts. We were able to quickly deploy a $1.25 million philanthropic donation from the Truist Foundation to support the communities most impacted, and we’ll continue to care for these communities as they rebuild and recover from this deadly and disastrous storm.”
“More broadly, I continue to remain highly confident in Truist’s trajectory given the diversity of our business mix, our strong markets, conservative risk culture, and the substantial opportunities that lie ahead post integration.”
Third Quarter 2022 Performance Highlights
- Earnings per diluted common share for the third quarter of 2022 were $1.15
- Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.24, up $0.04 per share, or 3.3%, compared to second quarter 2022 and down $0.18 per share, or 13%, compared to third quarter 2021
- Decline compared to third quarter 2021 impacted by a reserve release in the prior quarter
- ROA was 1.19%; adjusted ROA was 1.28%
- ROCE was 10.7%; adjusted ROCE was 11.5%
- ROTCE was 23.5%; adjusted ROTCE was 25.1%
- Pre-provision net revenue (PPNR) for the third quarter of 2022 was $2.3 billion, up 8.0% compared to second quarter 2022 and 24% compared to third quarter 2021
- Adjusted PPNR was up 4.9% compared to second quarter 2022 and 8.3% compared to third quarter 2021
- GAAP operating leverage was 920 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2021 and 540 basis points year-to-date 2022 compared to 2021
- Adjusted operating leverage was 260 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2021 and (50) basis points year-to-date 2022 compared to 2021
- Taxable-equivalent revenue for the third quarter of 2022 was $5.9 billion, up 3.6% compared to second quarter 2022 and up 4.6% compared to third quarter 2021
- Taxable-equivalent net interest income was up 10% compared to second quarter 2022 and up 16% compared to third quarter 2021
- The increase compared to second quarter 2022 was primarily due to higher market interest rates coupled with well controlled deposit costs and loan growth, partially offset by lower purchase accounting accretion
- Noninterest income was down 6.5% compared to second quarter 2022 and down 11% compared to third quarter 2021
- The decline compared to the second quarter of 2022 was primarily due to seasonally lower insurance revenues and lower investment banking revenues due to continued challenging capital markets conditions
- The decline compared to the third quarter of 2021 was primarily due to lower residential mortgage, investment banking and other income, partially offset by growth in insurance revenues
- Net interest margin was 3.12%, up 23 basis points from second quarter 2022
- Core net interest margin was 3.02%, up 30 basis points from second quarter 2022, driven by higher market interest rates coupled with well controlled deposit costs
- Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2022 was $3.6 billion, up 0.9% compared to second quarter 2022 and down 4.8% compared to third quarter 2021
- Adjusted noninterest expense was $3.3 billion, up $83 million, or 2.6%, compared to second quarter 2022 due to higher professional fees, personnel expenses, and operational losses
- Adjusted noninterest expenses increased $64 million, or 2.0%, compared to third quarter 2021 primarily due to higher operational losses, professional fees and marketing costs, partially offset by lower equipment, personnel, and software expenses
- GAAP efficiency ratio was 61.8%, compared to 63.3% for second quarter 2022
- Adjusted efficiency ratio was 56.4%, compared to 57.0% for second quarter 2022
- Average loans and leases held for investment for the third quarter of 2022 were $309.4 billion, up $12.7 billion, or 4.3%, compared to the second quarter of 2022
- Average commercial loans were up $6.3 billion, or 3.7%, driven by broad based growth within the commercial and industrial portfolio
- Average consumer loans were up $6.3 billion, or 5.3%, with growth across all portfolios except student lending
- Asset quality remains excellent, reflecting Truist’s prudent risk culture and diverse portfolio
- Net charge-offs were 0.27% of average loans and leases, up five basis points compared to second quarter 2022
- The ALLL ratio was 1.34% compared to 1.38% for second quarter 2022
- The ALLL coverage ratio was 4.98X annualized net charge-offs, versus 6.54X for second quarter 2022
- Capital and liquidity levels remained strong; deployed capital through organic loan growth, dividends, and acquisition
- Common equity tier 1 to risk-weighted assets was 9.1%
- Increased common dividend of 8% for the third quarter 2022
- Acquired BenefitMall, the nation’s largest benefits wholesale general insurance agency, effective September 1, 2022
- Consolidated average LCR ratio was 111%
Earnings Presentation and Quarterly Performance Summary
To listen to Truist’s live third quarter 2022 earnings conference call at 8 a.m. ET today, please call 855-303-0072 and enter the participant code 100038. A presentation will be used during the earnings conference call and is available on our website at https://ir.truist.com/events-and-presentation. Replays of the conference call will be available for 30 days by dialing 888-203-1112 (access code 100038).
The presentation, including an appendix reconciling non-GAAP disclosures, and Truist’s Third Quarter 2022 Quarterly Performance Summary, which contains detailed financial schedules, are available at https://ir.truist.com/earnings.
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. Truist has leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country, and offers a wide range of products and services through our retail and small business banking, commercial banking, corporate and investment banking, insurance, wealth management, and specialized lending businesses. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is a top 10 U.S. commercial bank with total assets of $548 billion as of September 30, 2022. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.
Capital ratios and return on risk-weighted assets are preliminary.
This news release contains financial information and performance measures determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Truist’s management uses these “non-GAAP” measures in their analysis of the Corporation’s performance and the efficiency of its operations. Management believes these non-GAAP measures provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations, enhance comparability of results with prior periods and demonstrate the effects of significant items in the current period. The Corporation believes a meaningful analysis of its financial performance requires an understanding of the factors underlying that performance. Truist’s management believes investors may find these non-GAAP financial measures useful. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Below is a listing of the types of non-GAAP measures used in this news release:
- Adjusted Efficiency Ratio – The adjusted efficiency ratio is non-GAAP in that it excludes securities gains (losses), amortization of intangible assets, merger-related and restructuring charges, and other selected items. Truist’s management uses this measure in their analysis of the Corporation’s performance. Truist’s management believes this measure provides a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhances comparability of results with prior periods, as well as demonstrates the effects of significant gains and charges.
- Adjusted Operating Leverage – The adjusted operating leverage ratio is non-GAAP in that it excludes securities gains (losses), amortization of intangible assets, merger-related and restructuring charges, and other selected items. Truist’s management uses this measure in their analysis of the Corporation’s performance. Truist’s management believes this measure provides a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhances comparability of results with prior periods, as well as demonstrates the effects of significant gains and charges.
- Pre-Provision Net Revenue (PPNR) – Pre-provision net revenue is a non-GAAP measure that adjusts net income determined in accordance with GAAP to exclude the impact of the provision for credit losses and provision for income taxes. Adjusted pre-provision net revenue is a non-GAAP measure that additionally excludes securities gains (losses), merger-related and restructuring charges, amortization of intangible assets, and other selected items. Truist’s management believes these measures provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhances comparability of results with prior periods.
- Tangible Common Equity and Related Measures – Tangible common equity and related measures are non-GAAP measures that exclude the impact of intangible assets, net of deferred taxes, and their related amortization. These measures are useful for evaluating the performance of a business consistently, whether acquired or developed internally. Truist’s management uses these measures to assess the quality of capital and returns relative to balance sheet risk.
- Core NIM – Core net interest margin is a non-GAAP measure that adjusts net interest margin to exclude the impact of purchase accounting. The purchase accounting marks and related amortization for loans, deposits, and long-term debt from SunTrust and other acquisitions are excluded to approximate the yields paid by clients. Truist’s management believes the adjustments to the calculation of net interest margin for certain assets and liabilities acquired provide investors with useful information related to the performance of Truist’s earning assets.
- Adjusted Diluted EPS – The adjusted diluted earnings per share is non-GAAP in that it excludes merger-related and restructuring charges and other selected items, net of tax. Truist’s management uses this measure in their analysis of the Corporation’s performance. Truist’s management believes this measure provides a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhances comparability of results with prior periods, as well as demonstrates the effects of significant gains and charges.
- Performance Ratios – The adjusted performance ratios, including adjusted return on average assets, adjusted return on average common shareholders’ equity, and adjusted return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity, are non-GAAP in that they exclude merger-related and restructuring charges, selected items, and, in the case of return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity, amortization of intangible assets. Truist’s management uses these measures in their analysis of the Corporation’s performance. Truist’s management believes these measures provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhance comparability of results with prior periods, as well as demonstrate the effects of significant gains and charges.
- Insurance Holdings Adjusted EBITDA – EBITDA is a non-GAAP measurement of operating profitability that is calculated by adding back interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization to net income. Truist’s management also adds back merger-related and restructuring charges, incremental operating expenses related to the merger, and other selected items. Truist’s management uses this measure in its analysis of the Corporation’s Insurance Holdings segment. Truist’s management believes this measure provides a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhances comparability of results with prior periods, as well as demonstrates the effects of significant gains and charges.
- Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses and Unamortized Fair Value Mark as a Percentage of Gross Loans and Leases – Allowance for loan and lease losses and unamortized fair value mark as a percentage of gross loans and leases is a non-GAAP measurement of credit reserves that is calculated by adjusting the ALLL and loans and leases held for investment by the unamortized fair value mark. Truist’s management uses these measures to assess loss absorption capacity.
A reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is included in the appendix to Truist’s Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Presentation, which is available at https://ir.truist.com/earnings.
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the financial condition, results of operations, business plans and the future performance of Truist. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could” and other similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but instead represent management’s expectations and assumptions regarding Truist’s business, the economy, and other future conditions. Such statements involve inherent uncertainties, risks, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As such, Truist’s actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by forward-looking statements. While there can be no assurance that any list of risks and uncertainties or risk factors is complete, important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by forward-looking statements include the following, without limitation, as well as the risks and uncertainties more fully discussed under Part I, Item 1A-Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in Truist’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission:
- residual risks and uncertainties relating to the Merger of heritage BB&T and heritage SunTrust, including the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Merger;
- expenses relating to the Merger and application and data center decommissioning;
- deposit attrition, client loss or revenue loss following completed mergers or acquisitions may be greater than anticipated;
- the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global economy and adversely impacted Truist’s financial condition and results of operations, including through increased expenses, reduced fee income and net interest margin, decreased demand for certain types of loans, and increases in the allowance for credit losses; a resurgence of the pandemic, whether due to new variants of the coronavirus or other factors, could reintroduce or prolong these negative impacts and also adversely affect Truist’s capital and liquidity position or cost of capital, impair the ability of borrowers to repay outstanding loans, cause an outflow of deposits, and impair goodwill or other assets;
- Truist is subject to credit risk by lending or committing to lend money, and may have more credit risk and higher credit losses to the extent that loans are concentrated by loan type, industry segment, borrower type or location of the borrower or collateral;
- changes in the interest rate environment, including the replacement of LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark, which could adversely affect Truist’s revenue and expenses, the value of assets and obligations, and the availability and cost of capital, cash flows, and liquidity;
- inability to access short-term funding or liquidity, loss of client deposits or changes in Truist’s credit ratings, which could increase the cost of funding or limit access to capital markets;
- risk management oversight functions may not identify or address risks adequately, and management may not be able to effectively manage credit risk;
- risks resulting from the extensive use of models in Truist’s business, which may impact decisions made by management and regulators;
- failure to execute on strategic or operational plans, including the ability to successfully complete or integrate mergers and acquisitions;
- increased competition, including from (i) new or existing competitors that could have greater financial resources or be subject to different regulatory standards, and (ii) products and services offered by non-bank financial technology companies, may reduce Truist’s client base, cause Truist to lower prices for its products and services in order to maintain market share or otherwise adversely impact Truist’s businesses or results of operations;
- failure to maintain or enhance Truist’s competitive position with respect to new products, services and technology, whether it fails to anticipate client expectations or because its technological developments fail to perform as desired or do not achieve market acceptance or regulatory approval or for other reasons, may cause Truist to lose market share or incur additional expense;
- negative public opinion, which could damage Truist’s reputation;
- increased scrutiny regarding Truist’s consumer sales practices, training practices, incentive compensation design, and governance;
- regulatory matters, litigation or other legal actions, which may result in, among other things, costs, fines, penalties, restrictions on Truist’s business activities, reputational harm, negative publicity, or other adverse consequences;
- evolving legislative, accounting and regulatory standards, including with respect to climate, capital, and liquidity requirements, and results of regulatory examinations may adversely affect Truist’s financial condition and results of operations;
- the monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government and its agencies, including in response to rising inflation, could have a material adverse effect on the economy and Truist’s profitability;
- accounting policies and processes require management to make estimates about matters that are uncertain, including the potential write down to goodwill if there is an elongated period of decline in market value for Truist’s stock and adverse economic conditions are sustained over a period of time;
- general economic or business conditions, either globally, nationally or regionally, may be less favorable than expected, including as a result of supply chain disruptions, inflationary pressures and labor shortages, and instability in global geopolitical matters or volatility in financial markets could result in, among other things, slower deposit or asset growth, a deterioration in credit quality, or a reduced demand for credit, insurance, or other services;
- risks related to originating and selling mortgages, including repurchase and indemnity demands from purchasers related to representations and warranties on loans sold, which could result in an increase in the amount of losses for loan repurchases;
- risks relating to Truist’s role as a loan servicer, including an increase in the scope or costs of the services Truist is required to perform, without any corresponding increase in servicing fees or a breach of Truist’s obligations as servicer;
- Truist’s success depends on hiring and retaining key teammates, and if these individuals leave or change roles without effective replacements, Truist’s operations and integration activities could be adversely impacted, which could be exacerbated in the increased work-from-home environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as job markets may be less constrained by physical geography;
- fraud or misconduct by internal or external parties, which Truist may not be able to prevent, detect, or mitigate;
- security risks, including denial of service attacks, hacking, social engineering attacks targeting Truist’s teammates and clients, malware intrusion, data corruption attempts, system breaches, cyber-attacks, which have increased in frequency with current geopolitical tensions, identity theft, ransomware attacks, and physical security risks, such as natural disasters, environmental conditions, and intentional acts of destruction, could result in the disclosure of confidential information, adversely affect Truist’s business or reputation or create significant legal or financial exposure; and
- widespread outages of operational, communication, or other systems, whether internal or provided by third parties, natural or other disasters (including acts of terrorism and pandemics), and the effects of climate change, including physical risks, such as more frequent and intense weather events, and risks related to the transition to a lower carbon economy, such as regulatory or technological changes or shifts in market dynamics or consumer preferences, could have an adverse effect on Truist’s financial condition and results of operations, lead to material disruption of Truist’s operations or the ability or willingness of clients to access Truist’s products and services.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, Truist undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements.