Cullen/Frost Reports First Quarter Results.
– Loans grow by 13.2 percent
– Deposits up by 14.2 percent
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, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cullen/Frost Bankers,
Inc. today released results for the first quarter of 2013, as the Texas
leader posted solid fundamentals and demonstrated its
ability to operate effectively in a challenging
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Cullen/Frost net income available to common shareholders for the
first quarter of 2013 was $55.1 million, or $.91 per
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share, compared to net earnings of $61.0 million, or $.99 per diluted
common share for the first quarter 2012. For the first quarter of 2013,
return on average assets and return on average common equity were 1.01
percent and 9.47 percent, respectively, compared to 1.23 percent and
10.59 percent for the same period of 2012.
“I am very pleased with our loan and deposit growth for the
first quarter compared to last year’s first quarter,” said
, Herbert McLean 1882-1971.
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, Cullen/Frost Chairman and
. “Although many
businesses remain somewhat cautious, we are seeing the results of our
disciplined calling effort, as both new and established customers
generated average loan growth of 13.2 percent. Deposits continue to be
strong, with average deposits up a solid 14.2 percent, or $2.3 billion,
since the first quarter of 2012. Fee income growth this quarter was
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, including a 6 percent increase in trust and investment
management fees and a 5.6 percent increase in insurance commissions and
The provision for loan losses was $6.0 million, compared to $1.1
million for the first quarter of 2012 and $4.1 million for the fourth
quarter of 2012. Net charge-offs for the first quarter of 2013 were
$16.9 million compared to $4.1 million for the first quarter of 2012.
Included in the first quarter’s charge-offs was a $15 million
charge-off associated with a single commercial and industrial loan
relationship. “Aside from this one loan, all traditional measures
of credit quality remain positive,” said Evans. Non-performing
assets at March 31, 2013 were $105.9 million, compared to $120.5 million
for the first quarter of 2012.
“Our capital levels and liquidity are stronger today than
before the financial crisis began in 2008. Even as other banks
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dividends during the recession, Cullen/Frost continued to pay – and even
increase – the dividend we pay our shareholders. We have increased our
dividend for 18 consecutive years.
“As always, I thank our outstanding employees for their hard
work, loyalty and commitment to ensuring that our customers have a
positive experience at Frost.
“Just this past week, J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013
Retail Banking Satisfaction Study ranked Frost highest in customer
satisfaction with retail banking in Texas for the fourth consecutive
year. I am grateful to our employees for making this possible,”
For the first quarter of 2013, average total loans were $9.1
billion, an increase of $1.1 billion, or 13.2 percent, compared to $8.0
billion for the first quarter of 2012. Average total deposits for the
first quarter 2013 rose to $18.7 billion, up 14.2 percent, or $2.3
billion, over the $16.4 billion reported for the first quarter of 2012.
Net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis increased to $172.8
million, up 4.9 percent over the $164.7 million reported for the first
quarter a year ago.
Noted financial data for the first quarter :
* Tier 1 and Total Risk-Based Capital Ratios for the Corporation at
the end of the first quarter of 2013 were 14.23 percent and 15.44
percent, respectively, and are in excess of well-capitalized levels. The
common equity to tangible assets was 8.00 percent at
the end of the first quarter of 2013, compared to 8.93 percent for the
same quarter last year. The tangible common equity ratio, which is a
non-GAAP financial measure, is equal to end of period common
shareholders’ equity less goodwill and intangible assets divided by
end of period total assets less goodwill and intangible assets.
* Net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis for the first
quarter totaled $172.8 million, an increase of 4.9 percent compared to
the $164.7 million reported for the first quarter of 2012. The increase
was driven primarily from an increase in the average volume of
and was partly offset by a decrease in the net interest margin.
The net interest margin was 3.45 percent for the first quarter, compared
to 3.73 percent for the first quarter of 2012 and 3.48 percent for the
fourth quarter of 2012.
* Non-interest income for the first quarter of 2013 was $77.8
million, compared to the $72.0 million reported a year earlier. Trust
and investment management fees increased $1.2 million, or 6.0 percent,
to $21.9 million, from the $20.7 million reported in the first quarter
of 2012. Most of this increase was due to investment fees, up $1.3
million from the first quarter last year. Insurance commissions and fees
were $13.1 million, a 5.6 percent increase over the $12.4 million
reported for the first quarter of 2012. Other income was $11.0 million,
up $3.8 million from the $7.2 million reported for the previous
year’s first quarter. The increase was due to a gain recognized
from the sale of a bank owned
San Antonio office building and
parking garage of $4.3 million that occurred in the first quarter of
* Non-interest expense for the first quarter of 2013 was $155.8
million, up $13.8 million, from the $142.0 million for the first quarter
of 2012. Salaries and employee benefits were up $4.1 million, or 5.0
percent, over the same quarter a year earlier, as a result of normal
annual merit and market increases, and an increase in incentive
compensation offset in part by a decrease in employee stock compensation
expense. Other expense was $41.5 million, an $8.6 million increase from
the $32.9 million reported for the first quarter of 2012.
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$6.2 million of the increase was from the
of land that is
part of the headquarters facility that was recently made available for
sale. Frost also had an $812,000 increase in ATM expense, related to a
branding arrangement that began in 2012 and more than doubled the number
of Frost ATMs. In addition, fraud losses were up $488,000 when compared
to the first quarter of 2012.
* For the first quarter of 2013, the provision for loan losses was
$6.0 million, compared to net charge-offs of $16.9 million. For the
first quarter of 2012, the provision for loan losses was $1.1 million,
compared to net charge offs of $4.1 million. The allowance for loan
losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.02 percent at March 31,
2013, compared to 1.32 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2012.
Non-performing assets were $105.9 million at the end of the first
quarter of 2013, compared to $120.5 million at the end of the first
quarter of 2012 and $105.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.
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results for the quarter. The media and other interested parties are
invited to access the call in a “listen only” mode at
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after 12 p.m. CDT until midnight
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, April 28, 2013 at 855-859-2056,
with Conference ID# 35821897. The call will also be available by webcast
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Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (
) is a financial holding
company, headquartered in San Antonio, with $22.5 billion in assets at
March 31, 2013. Among the top 50 largest U.S. banks and one of 24 banks
included in the
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investments and insurance services to businesses and individuals across
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The fourth largest city in the nation and the largest in the entire South and Southwest, Houston is a port of entry;
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Valley and San Antonio regions. Founded in 1868, Frost has helped
clients with their financial needs during three centuries. Additional
information is available at frostbank.com.
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level of non-performing assets and charge-offs.
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policies and laws, including the interest rate policies of the Federal
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which the Corporation and its subsidiaries must comply.
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be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the
Accounting Oversight Board
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* The costs and effects of legal and regulatory developments
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* Greater than expected costs or difficulties related to the
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