The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

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BNY Mellon Reports Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Of $969 Million Or $1.01 Per Com...

July 17, 2019
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BNY Mellon Reports Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Of $969 Million Or $1.01 Per Common Share

NEW YORK, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Revenue down 5%


EPS down 2%


ROE 10%

ROTCE 21% (a)


CET1 11.2%

SLR 6.3%

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ('BNY Mellon') (NYSE: BK) today reported:


2Q19 vs.


2Q19

1Q19

2Q18

1Q19

2Q18

Net income applicable to common shareholders (in millions)

$

969

$

910

$

1,055

6

%

(8)

%

Diluted earnings per common share

$

1.01

$

0.94

$

1.03

7

%

(2)

%


Second Quarter Results


CEO Commentary



'The impact of the level and shape of the yield curve, as well as continued low levels of volatility and muted market activity, negatively impacted our results. This was partially offset by a decline in expenses as we continue to manage the company prudently - even more so, given the current environment. Market conditions drove a decline in foreign exchange and securities lending activities within Asset Servicing while prior-year outflows and divestitures negatively impacted Asset Management. However, we saw fee growth in Issuer Services, Clearance and Collateral Management and Pershing,' Charlie Scharf, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.

'Our results this quarter also reflect our ongoing increased level of technology and product development investments, but these increases were more than offset by improved efficiency across the company. We remain committed to these investments to build the business for the future, and are confident that our ability to drive efficiency will offset these investments for at least the next couple of quarters,' Mr. Scharf added.

'While this is a difficult operating environment to grow our business, the strength of our franchise allows us to continue our commitment to return significant amounts of capital to shareholders while maintaining strong capital ratios. We are pleased that we will be able to return capital to shareholders through up to $3.94 billion in common share repurchases by mid-2020, an increase of roughly 20 percent, and an increase in our common dividend by 11 percent to 31 cents per share starting in the third quarter,' Mr. Scharf concluded.

Total revenue of $3.9 billion, decreased 5%

  • Fee revenue decreased 3%
  • Net interest revenue decreased 12%

Total noninterest expense of $2.6 billion, decreased 4%

  • Continued investments in technology more than offset by lower other expenses

Investment Services

  • Total revenue decreased 3%
  • Income before taxes decreased 8%
  • AUC/A of $35.5 trillion, increased 6%

Investment Management

  • Total revenue decreased 10%Income before taxes decreased 17%
  • AUM of $1.8 trillion, increased 2%

Returned $1.0 billion to common shareholders

  • Repurchased 15.3 million common shares for $750 million
  • Paid dividends of $270 million to common shareholders
  • Authorized to repurchase $3.94 billion of common shares through 2Q20 and increased quarterly dividend 11% to $0.31 per common share in 3Q19

Media Relations: Madelyn McHugh (212) 635-1376


Investor Relations: Magda Palczynska (212) 635-8529

(a) For information on this Non-GAAP measure, see 'Supplemental information - Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures' on page 8.

Note: Above comparisons are 2Q19 vs. 2Q18.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(in millions, except per share amounts and unless otherwise noted; not

meaningful - N/M)




2Q19 vs.

2Q19

1Q19

2Q18

1Q19

2Q18

Fee revenue

$

3,105


$

3,031


$

3,209


2

%

(3)

%

Net securities gains

7


1


1


N/M

N/M

Total fee and other revenue

3,112


3,032


3,210


3


(3)


Income from consolidated investment management funds

10


26


12


N/M

N/M

Net interest revenue

802


841


916


(5)


(12)


Total revenue

3,924


3,899


4,138


1


(5)


Provision for credit losses

(8)


7


(3)


N/M

N/M

Noninterest expense

2,647


2,699


2,747


(2)


(4)


Income before income taxes

1,285


1,193


1,394


8


(8)


Provision for income taxes

264


237


286


11


(8)


Net income

$

1,021


$

956


$

1,108


7

%

(8)

%

Net income applicable to common shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

$

969


$

910


$

1,055


6

%

(8)

%

Operating leverage (a)




257

bps

(153)

bps

Diluted earnings per common share

$

1.01


$

0.94


$

1.03


7

%

(2)

%

Average common shares and equivalents outstanding - diluted (in thousands)

953,928


965,960


1,014,357




Pre-tax operating margin

33

%

31

%

34

%



(a) Operating leverage is the rate of increase (decrease) in total revenue less the rate of increase (decrease) in total noninterest expense. bps - basis points.

KEY DRIVERS (comparisons are 2Q19 vs. 2Q18, unless otherwise stated)

  • Total revenue decreased 5% primarily reflecting:
    • Fee revenue decreased 3% primarily reflecting cumulative AUM outflows since 2Q18, the unfavorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar and lower foreign exchange and securities lending revenue, partially offset by higher fees in Issuer Services, growth in clearance volumes and collateral management, as well as higher client assets and volumes in Pershing.
    • Net interest revenue decreased 12%. The higher yield on interest-earning assets was more than offset by higher deposit and funding costs, lower noninterest-bearing deposits and loan balances and the impact of hedging activities.
  • Provision for credit losses was a credit of $8 millionand driven by lower credit exposure.
  • Noninterest expense decreased 4%. Over 1% of the decrease was driven by the favorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar. The remaining decrease primarily reflects lower staff expense and decreases in most other expense categories, partially offset by continued investments in technology.
  • Effective tax rate of 20.5%.

Assets under custody and/or administration ('AUC/A') and Assets under management ('AUM')

  • AUC/A of $35.5 trillion, increased 6%, primarily reflecting higher market values and net new business, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar.
  • AUM of $1.8 trillion, increased 2%, primarily reflecting higher market values, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar (principally versus the British pound) and net outflows.

Capital and liquidity


  • Repurchased 15.3 million common shares for $750 millionand paid $270 millionin dividends to common shareholders.
  • Return on common equity ('ROE') of 10%; Return on tangible common equity ('ROTCE') of 21% (a).
  • Common Equity Tier 1 ('CET1') ratio - 11.2%.
  • Supplementary leverage ratio ('SLR') - 6.3%.
  • Average liquidity coverage ratio ('LCR') - 117%.
  • Total Loss Absorbing Capacity ('TLAC') ratios exceed minimum requirements.

(a) See 'Supplemental information - Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures' on page 8 for additional information.

Note: Throughout this document, sequential growth rates are unannualized.

INVESTMENT SERVICES BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

(dollars in millions, unless otherwise noted; not meaningful - N/M)




2Q19 vs.

2Q19

1Q19

2Q18

1Q19

2Q18

Total revenue by line of business:






Asset Servicing

$

1,391


$

1,407


$

1,520


(1)

%

(8)

%

Pershing

564


554


558


2


1


Issuer Services

446


396


431


13


3


Treasury Services

317


317


329


-


(4)


Clearance and Collateral Management

284


276


269


3


6


Total revenue by line of business

3,002


2,950


3,107


2


(3)


Provision for credit losses

(4)


8


1


N/M

N/M

Noninterest expense

1,954


1,969


1,967


(1)


(1)


Income before taxes

$

1,052


$

973


$

1,139


8

%

(8)

%







Pre-tax operating margin

35

%

33

%

37

%









Foreign exchange and other trading revenue

$

153


$

157


$

172


(3)

%

(11)

%

Securities lending revenue

$

40


$

44


$

55


(9)

%

(27)

%







Metrics:






Average loans

$

32,287


$

33,171


$

38,002


(3)

%

(15)

%

Average deposits

$

201,146


$

195,082


$

203,064


3

%

(1)

%







AUC/A at period end (in trillions) (current period is preliminary) (a)

$

35.5


$

34.5


$

33.6


3

%

6

%

Market value of securities on loan at period end (in billions) (b)

$

369


$

377


$

432


(2)

%

(15)

%

(a)

Includes the AUC/A of CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company ('CIBC Mellon'), a joint venture with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, of $1.4 trillionatJune 30, 2019, $1.3 trillion at March 31, 2019 and $1.4 trillionatJune 30, 2018.

(b)

Represents the total amount of securities on loan in our agency securities lending program managed by the Investment Services business. Excludes securities for which BNY Mellon acts as agent on behalf of CIBC Mellon clients, which totaled $64 billion at June 30, 2019, $62 billion at March 31, 2019 and $70 billionatJune 30, 2018.

KEY DRIVERS

  • The drivers of the total revenue variances by line of business are indicated below.
    • Asset Servicing - The year-over-year decrease primarily reflects lower net interest revenue, lower foreign exchange and securities lending revenue, lower client activity and the unfavorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar. The sequential decrease primarily reflects lower net interest revenue.
    • Pershing - Both increases primarily reflect higher client assets and volumes, partially offset by lower net interest revenue.
    • Issuer Services - Both increases primarily reflect higher fees in Depositary Receipts and Corporate Trust. The year-over-year increase was partially offset by lower net interest revenue in Corporate Trust.
    • Treasury Services - The year-over-year decrease primarily reflects lower net interest revenue.
    • Clearance and Collateral Management - Both increases primarily reflect growth in clearance volumes and collateral management, partially offset by lower net interest revenue.
  • Noninterest expense decreased year-over-year primarily driven by lower staff expense and bank assessment charges and the favorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar, partially offset by higher investments in technology. The sequential decrease primarily reflects lower staff expense, partially offset by higher volume-related expenses.

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

(dollars in millions, unless otherwise noted; not meaningful - N/M)




2Q19 vs.

2Q19

1Q19

2Q18

1Q19

2Q18

Total revenue by line of business:






Asset Management

$

618


$

637


$

702


(3)

%

(12)

%

Wealth Management

299


302


316


(1)


(5)


Total revenue by line of business

917


939


1,018


(2)


(10)


Provision for credit losses

(2)


1


2


N/M

N/M

Noninterest expense

654


669


697


(2)


(6)


Income before taxes

$

265


$

269


$

319


(1)

%

(17)

%







Pre-tax operating margin

29

%

29

%

31

%



Adjusted pre-tax operating margin - Non-GAAP (a)

32

%

32

%

35

%









Metrics:






Average loans

$

16,322


$

16,403


$

16,974


-

%

(4)

%

Average deposits

$

14,615


$

15,815


$

14,252


(8)

%

3

%







AUM (in billions) (current period is preliminary) (b)

$

1,843


$

1,841


$

1,805


-

%

2

%

Wealth Management client assets (in billions) (current period is preliminary) (c)

$

257


$

253


$

254


2

%

1

%

(a)

Net of distribution and servicing expense. See 'Supplemental information - Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures' on page 8 for information on this Non-GAAP measure.

(b)

Excludes securities lending cash management assets and assets managed in the Investment Services business.

(c)

Includes AUM and AUC/A in the Wealth Management business.

KEY DRIVERS

  • The drivers of the total revenue variances by line of business are indicated below.
    • Asset Management - The year-over-year decrease primarily reflects the change in AUM which was impacted by the cumulative outflows since 2Q18, partially offset by higher market values. The year-over-year decrease also reflects the unfavorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar (principally versus the British pound) and the impact of divestitures and hedging activities. The sequential decrease primarily reflects the timing of performance fees and the impact of AUM outflows, partially offset by higher market values.
    • Wealth Management - Both decreases primarily reflect lower net interest revenue, partially offset by higher market values.
  • Noninterest expense decreased year-over-year and sequentially primarily reflecting lower staff expense. The year-over-year decrease also reflects the favorable impact of a stronger U.S. dollar and lower distribution and servicing expense.

OTHER SEGMENT primarily includes leasing operations, certain corporate treasury activities, derivatives, business exits and other corporate revenue and expense items.






(in millions)

2Q19

1Q19

2Q18

Fee revenue

$

34

$

29

$

40

Net securities gains

7

1

1

Total fee and other revenue

41

30

41

Net interest (expense)

(40)

(30)

(35)

Total revenue

1

-

6

Provision for credit losses

(2)

(2)

(6)

Noninterest expense

39

61

81

(Loss) before taxes

$

(36)

$

(59)

$

(69)

KEY DRIVERS

  • Fee revenue, net securities gains and net interest expense are primarily related to corporate treasury and other investment activity, including hedging activity which offsets between fee revenue and net interest expense.
  • Noninterest expense decreased year-over-year and sequentially, primarily reflecting lower staff expense. The year-over-year decrease also reflects the expenses associated with relocating our corporate headquarters, of which $12 millionwas recorded in 2Q18.

CAPITAL AND LIQUIDITY


Our consolidated capital and liquidity ratios are shown in the following table.


Capital and liquidity ratios

June 30,
2019

March 31,
2019

December 31,
2018

Consolidated regulatory capital ratios: (a)




CET1 ratio

11.2

%

11.1

%

10.7

%

Tier 1 capital ratio

13.3


13.2


12.8


Total capital ratio

14.0


14.0


13.6


Tier 1 leverage ratio

6.8


6.8


6.6


SLR

6.3


6.3


6.0


BNY Mellon shareholders' equity to total assets ratio

10.9

%

11.9

%

11.2

%

BNY Mellon common shareholders' equity to total assets ratio

10.0

%

10.9

%

10.2

%





Average LCR

117

%

118

%

118

%





Book value per common share (b)

$

40.30


$

39.36


$

38.63


Tangible book value per common share - Non-GAAP (b)

$

20.45


$

19.74


$

19.04


Common shares outstanding (in thousands)

942,662


957,517


960,426


(a)

Regulatory capital ratios for June 30, 2019 are preliminary. For our CET1, Tier 1 capital and Total capital ratios, our effective capital ratios under the U.S. capital rules are the lower of the ratios as calculated under the Standardized and Advanced Approaches, which for the periods noted above was the Advanced Approaches.

(b)

Tangible book value per common share - Non-GAAP excludes goodwill and intangible assets, net of deferred tax liabilities. See 'Supplemental information - Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures' on page 8 for information on this Non-GAAP measure.

CET1 capital totaled $18.5 billionat June 30, 2019, an increase of $379 millioncompared with March 31, 2019. The increase primarily reflects capital generated through earnings and the unrealized gain in our investment securities portfolio, partially offset by capital deployed through common stock repurchases and dividend payments.

NET INTEREST REVENUE

Net interest revenue




2Q19 vs.

(dollars in millions; not meaningful - N/M)

2Q19

1Q19

2Q18

1Q19

2Q18

Net interest revenue

$

802


$

841


$

916


(5)

%

(12)

%

Add: Tax equivalent adjustment

4


4


5


N/M

N/M

Net interest revenue, on a fully taxable equivalent ('FTE')
basis - Non-GAAP (a)

$

806


$

845


$

921


(5)

%

(12)

%







Net interest margin

1.12

%

1.20

%

1.26

%

(8)

bps

(14)

bps

Net interest margin (FTE) - Non-GAAP (a)

1.12

%

1.20

%

1.26

%

(8)

bps

(14)

bps

(a)

Net interest revenue (FTE) - Non-GAAP and net interest margin (FTE) - Non-GAAP include the tax equivalent adjustments on tax-exempt income which allows for comparisons of amounts arising from both taxable and tax-exempt sources and is consistent with industry practice. The adjustment to an FTE basis has no impact on net income.

bps - basis points.

Net interest revenue decreased year-over-year primarily reflecting higher yields on interest-earning assets which were more than offset by higher deposit and funding costs, lower noninterest-bearing deposits and loan balances and the impact of hedging activities. The sequential decrease was primarily driven by higher interest-bearing deposit costs, lower noninterest-bearing deposit balances, lower yields on interest-earning assets and the impact of hedging activities, partially offset by the benefit of higher interest-bearing deposit balances. The impact of hedging activities is offset in foreign exchange and other trading revenue.

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Income Statement


(in millions)

Quarter ended


Year-to-date


June 30,
2019

March 31,
2019

June 30,
2018


June 30,
2019

June 30,
2018



Fee and other revenue








Investment services fees:








Asset servicing fees

$

1,141


$

1,122


$

1,157



$

2,263


$

2,325



Clearing services fees (a)

410


398


401



808


825



Issuer services fees

291


251


266



542


526



Treasury services fees

140


132


140



272


278



Total investment services fees (a)

1,982


1,903


1,964



3,885


3,954



Investment management and performance fees (a)

833


841


901



1,674


1,851



Foreign exchange and other trading revenue

166


170


187



336


396



Financing-related fees

50


51


53



101


105



Distribution and servicing

31


31


34



62


70



Investment and other income

43


35


70



78


152



Total fee revenue

3,105


3,031


3,209



6,136


6,528



Net securities gains (losses)

7


1


1



8


(48)



Total fee and other revenue

3,112


3,032


3,210



6,144


6,480



Operations of consolidated investment management funds








Investment income

10


26


13



36


2



Interest of investment management fund note holders

-


-


1



-


1



Income from consolidated investment management funds

10


26


12



36


1



Net interest revenue








Interest revenue

1,965


1,920


1,553



3,885


2,934



Interest expense

1,163


1,079


637



2,242


1,099



Net interest revenue

802


841


916



1,643


1,835



Total revenue

3,924


3,899


4,138



7,823


8,316



Provision for credit losses

(8)


7


(3)



(1)


(8)



Noninterest expense








Staff

1,421


1,524


1,489



2,945


3,065



Professional, legal and other purchased services

337


325


328



662


619



Software and equipment

304


283


266



587


500



Net occupancy

138


137


156



275


295



Sub-custodian and clearing

115


105


110



220


229



Distribution and servicing

94


91


106



185


212



Business development

56


45


62



101


113



Bank assessment charges

31


31


47



62


99



Amortization of intangible assets

30


29


48



59


97



Other

121


129


135



250


257



Total noninterest expense

2,647


2,699


2,747



5,346


5,486



Income








Income before income taxes

1,285


1,193


1,394



2,478


2,838



Provision for income taxes

264


237


286



501


568



Net income

1,021


956


1,108



1,977


2,270



Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (includes $(4), $(10), $(7), $(14) and $4 related to consolidated investment management funds, respectively)

(4)


(10)


(5)



(14)


4



Net income applicable to shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

1,017


946


1,103



1,963


2,274



Preferred stock dividends

(48)


(36)


(48)



(84)


(84)



Net income applicable to common shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

$

969


$

910


$

1,055



$

1,879


$

2,190



(a) In 1Q19, we reclassified certain platform-related fees to clearing services fees from investment management and performance fees. Prior periods have been reclassified.




Earnings per share applicable to the common shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Quarter ended


Year-to-date


June 30,
2019

March 31,
2019

June 30,
2018


June 30,
2019

June 30,
2018


(in dollars)


Basic

$

1.01


$

0.94


$

1.04



$

1.95


$

2.15



Diluted

$

1.01


$

0.94


$

1.03



$

1.95


$

2.14



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - EXPLANATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

BNY Mellon has included in this Earnings Release certain Non-GAAP financial measures on a tangible basis as a supplement to GAAP information, which exclude goodwill and intangible assets, net of deferred tax liabilities. BNY Mellon believes that the return on tangible common equity is additional useful information for investors because it presents a measure of those assets that can generate income and the tangible book value per common share is additional useful information because it presents the level of tangible assets in relation to shares of common stock outstanding.

BNY Mellon has also included the operating margin for the Investment Management business net of distribution and servicing expense that was passed to third parties who distribute or service our managed funds. BNY Mellon believes that this measure is useful when evaluating the performance of the Investment Management business relative to industry competitors.

For the reconciliations of these Non-GAAP measures, see 'Supplemental information - Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures' in the Financial Supplement available at www.bnymellon.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

A number of statements (i) in this Earnings Release, (ii) in our presentations and (iii) in the responses to questions on our conference call discussing our quarterly results and other public events may contain 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including statements about our capital plans, strategic priorities, financial goals, organic growth, organizational quality and efficiency, investments, including in technology and product development, capabilities, revenue, expenses, cost discipline, sustainable growth, company management, deposits, interest rates and yield curves, securities portfolio, taxes, business opportunities, preliminary business metrics and regulatory capital ratios and statements regarding our aspirations, as well as our overall plans, strategies, goals, objectives, expectations, outlooks, estimates, intentions, targets, opportunities, focus and initiatives. These statements may be expressed in a variety of ways, including the use of future or present tense language. Words such as 'estimate,' 'forecast,' 'project,' 'anticipate,' 'likely,' 'target,' 'expect,' 'intend,' 'continue,' 'seek,' 'believe,' 'plan,' 'goal,' 'could,' 'should,' 'would,' 'may,' 'might,' 'will,' 'strategy,' 'synergies,' 'opportunities,' 'trends,' 'future' and words of similar meaning signify forward-looking statements. These statements and other forward-looking statements contained in other public disclosures of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation which make reference to the cautionary factors described in this Earnings Release are based upon current beliefs and expectations and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond BNY Mellon's control). Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors and other uncertainties set forth in BNY Mellon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018and BNY Mellon's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Preliminary business metrics and regulatory capital ratios are subject to change, possibly materially, as BNY Mellon completes its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2019. All forward-looking statements in this Earnings Release speak only as of July 17, 2019, and BNY Mellon undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after that date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


ABOUT BNY MELLON

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of June 30, 2019, BNY Mellon had $35.5 trillionin assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillionin assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Charlie Scharf, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Santomassimo, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call and simultaneous live audio webcast at 8:00 a.m. EDTon July 17, 2019. This conference call and audio webcast will include forward-looking statements and may include other material information.

Investors and analysts wishing to access the conference call and audio webcast may do so by dialing (800) 390-5696 (U.S.) or (720) 452-9082 (International), and using the passcode: 807070, or by logging onto www.bnymellon.com/investorrelations. Earnings materials will be available at www.bnymellon.com/investorrelations beginning at approximately 6:30 a.m. EDTon July 17, 2019. Replays of the conference call and audio webcast will be available beginning July 17, 2019at approximately 2 p.m. EDTthrough Aug. 16, 2019by dialing (888) 203-1112 (U.S.) or (719) 457-0820 (International), and using the passcode: 5953533. The archived version of the conference call and audio webcast will also be available at www.bnymellon.com/investorrelations for the same time period.

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