SOURCE: Corpbanca


November 18, 2010 16:05 ET

CorpBanca Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results; Conference Call on Friday, November 19th, 2010

SANTIAGO, CHILE--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - CORPBANCA (NYSE: BCA), a Chilean financial institution offering a wide variety of corporate and retail financial products and services, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. This report is based on unaudited consolidated financial statements and prepared in accordance with Chilean generally accepted accounting principles. Solely for the convenience of the reader, U.S. dollar amounts in this report have been translated from Chilean nominal pesos at our September 30, 2010 exchange rate of Ch$483.92 per U.S. dollar.

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Financial Highlights

--  Net income for the third quarter 2010 reached Ch$36 billion, an
    increase of 20% when compared to the prior quarter and 48% when
    compared to 3Q 2009.

--  Total loans (excluding interbank and contingent loans) reached
    Ch$5,347 billion as of September, 2010, leaving CorpBanca with a market
    share of 7.34%, 8 bps lower than last quarter.

--  Fees and income from services increased 7%.

--  Provision for loan losses decreased in 8%.

--  Total operating expenses decreased 7.6% and total fees increased 7%
    when compared to the prior quarter.

Mario Chamorro, CEO

"During the third quarter of 2010, CorpBanca had the highest net income ever, reaching Ch$ 36 billion, an increase of more than 20% compared to previous quarter".

"The consolidation of our corporate division (both large cap and SME) together with our treasury department and our subsidiaries under a wholesale business model has been a key driver that explains our third quarter results. We have been remodeling our retail business in terms of strategies and employees during 2010 that should have an important impact in the short term, so we expect to continue with positive results in the future."

General Information

Market Share

               2006     2007     2008     2009   Mar-10   Jun-10   Sep-10
             -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Total Loans    3,556    4,317    4,944    5,012    5,053    5,323    5,347
Market Share    6,31%    6,82%    7,04%    7,27%    7,29%    7,42%    7,34%

Despite the last quarter decrease, it is possible to appreciate a positive trend of growth during the last four years, and this year has not been the exception.

Our market share maintained with a slight decreased of 8 bps compared to the previous quarter, besides the increase in total loans.

Net Income (12 months trailing)

 Dec-06   Dec-07   Dec-08   Dec-09   Mar-10   Jun-10   Sep-10
-------- -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
39.104     51.049   56.310   85.109   97.391   34.059   30.221

The bank net income has strongly increased since the beginning of 2009. These results come from designing and implementing strategies that we consider consistent with future growth and earnings.

Our net income for the third quarter 2010 was Ch$ 36 billion. YTD the bank has Ch$ 92 billion, higher than the total net income of 2009.

The chart shows our 12-month trailing net income evolution.


            2006    2007    2008    2009   Mar-10  Jun-10  Sep-10
           ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CorpBanca      9,9    11,8    12,4    18,5    21,9    23,8    26,3
Industry      18,6    16,2    14,2    16,5    20,3    22,0    22,1

            2006    2007    2008    2009   Mar-10  Jun-10  Sep-10
           ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CorpBanca     1,07    1,10    0,91    1,33    1,50    1,57    1,77
Industry      1,26    1,12    0,96    1,20    1,60    1,62    1,60

Our ROE and ROA have been continuously improving in recent years. We have been ahead of the industry average since last year and we continued in that trend during 2010.

Our annualized ROE reached the highest figure ever in the history of CorpBanca. The same is the case with our ROA.

The success of our corporate wholesale model, improvements in our retail segments and better economic conditions are the principal reasons explaining this year's positive numbers.

Risk Index

           Dec 08  Dec 09  Mar-10  Jun-10  Sep-10
           ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CorpBanca     1,46    1,91    1,93    1,87    1,94
Industry      1,79    2,43     2,6    2,58    2,58

As one of our core strategies, CorpBanca continues with one of the lowest risk index (Provision for loan losses/Total loans) of the industry.

A small increase in our retail loans as a percentage of our total portfolio is one of the reasons of the increase in our risk index compared to previous quarter.

Efficiency Index

           Dec 08  Dec 09  Mar-10  Jun-10  Sep-10
           ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CorpBanca    46,09   38,96   36,77   36,88   35,87
Industry     49,87   44,58    41,7   42,46   43,57

Our efficiency ratio has been also a core strategy for CorpBanca. The chart illustrates how our efficiency ratio has been improving -- a leader in the Chilean market.

Our low operational cost is based on a cost control culture that allows the bank to compete in the Chilean market with high profits.

Basel Index

           Dec-08  Dec-09  Mar-10  Jun-10  Sep-10
           ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
Basel I       10,8    13,9    13,2    12,7    12,8
Tier one       9,1     9,5     9,0     8,6     8,8

In November 2009, we issued subordinated bonds that increased our Basel I index, leaving us with a Basel I index in excess of 13%. During 2010 we have maintained our index over 12.5% and we expect to continue the trend for the remainder of the year. The slight decrease is explained by an increase in our loans.

We believe that our current Basel index will permit us to grow without solvency pressure for 2011.

Branches - ATM - Employees

            2006    2007    2008    2009   Sep-10
           ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
 Branches       92     101     106     107     107
      ATM      102     102     205     324     366
Employees    2,389   3,116   3,083   3,311   3,482

We have continued to increase the number of our traditional banking branches, while decreasing our branches of Banco Condell.

The total number of ATMs increased 13% in 2010, mainly due to the installation of ATMs in SMU supermarkets. SMU is the third most important supermarket chain in Chile and it is owned by the Saieh family.

Our number of employees has increased in 5% for 2010. This follows our strategy of focusing on customer satisfaction and in offering more sophisticated products to our clients.

Management's Discussion and Analysis

I) Financial Performance Review

                                                   For three-month period
                                                    ended (Ch$ million)
                                                 Jun-10   Sep-10    Change

Net interest revenue                              61,609   53,415   (8,194)
Fees and income from services, net                14,112   15,105      993
Treasury business                                 10,906   18,643    7,737
Other revenue                                        644    1,418      774
Total operating revenue                           87,271   88,581    1,310
Provision for loan losses                        (15,592) (14,070)   1,522
Operating expenses                               (35,942) (33,219)   2,723
Income attributable to investments in other
 companies                                           261        -   (261)

Net Income before taxes                           35,999   41,292    5,294
Income taxes                                      (6,224)  (5,299)     925
Net Income                                        29,775   35,993    6,219

Net interest revenues

Total operating revenue increased Ch$ 1.3 billion during the third quarter. This was offset by the net interest revenues decreased of Ch$8.2 billion or 13.3% as compared to the prior quarter. This is mainly a result of a lower increase in the UF (an inflation indexed unit of accounts) during the third quarter of 2010 of 0.65%, compared with an increase in the second quarter of 2010 of 1%. This lower interest revenue is explained by benefits we received from a long position in UF-denominated assets funded with peso-denominated liabilities.

The increase in total operating revenue is explained by an increase in fees and treasury business that will be explained in more detail below. A reduction in provision for loan losses and operating expenses also explains the increase of our net income of 20% as compared to the prior quarter.

Fees and income from services

                                          For three-month period
                                           ended (Ch$ million)
                                        Jun - 10 Sep - 10  Change

Banking services(*)                        7,035    9,118   2,084
Mutual fund management and securities
 brokerage services                        2,707    3,287     580
Insurance brokerage                        2,335    2,055    (280)
Financial advisory services                1,687      222  (1,465)
Legal advisory services                      349      422      73
Total                                     14,113   15,105     992

(*) includes consolidation adjustments

The increase of Ch$2 billion in fee revenues from banking operations during the third quarter of 2010 was concentrated in our corporate segment, mainly because of an increase of up-front fees. Our retail segment increased its total fees from mortgage loans, ATM and other services. Most of our fees came from sales of new products than from transactions.

Fees from securities brokerage services increased 94% as compared to the previous quarter, explained by an important increase in the number of customers during the quarter, the launching of Pershing to allow clients to invest abroad and other new services focus on corporate needs; meanwhile fees from mutual fund management remained the same.

Insurance brokerage fees decreased by 12% during the third quarter of 2010. Our products and strategies helped the bank to capture the higher demand of insurance during the last quarter, which was explained by the recent earthquake and better economic outlook. That demand decreased in the third quarter. If we compare 3Q 2010 with 3Q 2009 our fees increased 61%. In the Chilean insurance industry (banks in Chile are not allowed to have an insurance company, only an insurance brokerage), the life insurance companies inflows increased 25% for the first 9 months of this year, mainly explained by higher prices in the stock market that increased the amount that the life insurance companies received from pension funds. Also flows from earthquake insurances increase 24.7% during this year because of the earthquake of February 27.

Our financial advisory services fees decreased by Ch$1,465 million during the third quarter of 2010 because this business has an important cyclical behaviour if you contrast quarter to quarter results.

Legal advisory fees increased 20% compared to the previous quarter, although it continues representing less than 3% of our total fees.

Trading and investment

                                                   For three-month period
                                                    ended (Ch$ million)
                                                 Jun - 10  Sep - 10 Change
Trading and investment income:
Trading securities                                   190    1,151      961
Derivatives held-for-trading                      18,091  (17,975) (36,066)
Available-for-sale investments and other          (3,322)     870    4,193
Total trading and investment income               14,959  (15,953) (30,912)

Net foreign exchange transactions                 (4,053)  34,598   38,651

Net gains (losses) from treasury business         10,906   18,645    7,739

Total income from our treasury business during the third quarter of 2010 increased by Ch$7.7 billion as compared to the prior quarter. The positive number of our treasury department is mainly related to transactions and products that the bank offers to our corporate clients through our wholesale model.

CorpBanca covers through derivatives all its positions in foreign currency to avoid any currency risk, so the final number of foreign exchange transactions will be mainly offset by the number of derivatives held for trading.

Derivatives and financial securities that may provide effective economic hedges for managing risk positions are treated and reported as trading, due to local regulatory restrictions.

Trading and investment income primarily includes the results from our trading portfolio financial assets (marked-to-market adjustments, gains and losses from sales), gains and losses from our derivative trading portfolio, and gains and losses from financial investments available-for-sale.

Net foreign exchange gains and losses include both the results of foreign exchange transactions as well as the recognition of the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on assets and liabilities stated in foreign currencies and loans and deposits in Chilean pesos indexed to foreign currencies.

Provision for loan losses

                          For three-month period ended
                                  (Ch$ million)
                           Jun - 10  Sep - 10   Change

Commercial, net               7,598     7,564      (34)
Mortgage, net                   657       206     (451)
Consumer, net                 6,720     5,965     (755)
Net charge to income         14,980    13,727   (1,253)

Our provision for loan losses during the third quarter of 2010 was Ch$13.7 billion, a decrease of 8% as compared to the prior quarter.

An improvement in asset quality explains why total provision for loan losses decreased despite the increase in total loans. This is especially significant in our mortgage loans, which increased 9% on a quarter-on-quarter basis, and the provision for loan losses related to mortgages decreased by 11%.

Operating expenses

                                              For three-month period ended
                                                      (Ch$ million)
                                              Jun - 10  Sep - 10   Change

Personnel salaries expenses                      17,454    17,643      189
Administrative and other expenses                12,709    11,867     (842)
Depreciation, amortization and impairment         1,721     1,796       75
Other operating expenses                          4,058     1,913   (2,145)
Total operating expenses                         35,942    33,219   (2,723)

Total operating expenses decreased by 7.6% during the third quarter as compared to the prior quarter. Personnel salaries remained almost the same as previous quarter. Administrative and other expenses decreased by Ch$842 million, mainly as a result of a decrease in advertisement, computer services and ATMs.

The decrease of other operating expenses is explained by a decrease in additional provisions for loan losses.

II) Assets and liabilities

Loan portfolio

              Ch$million   Jun-10   Sep - 10   Change
                          --------- --------- --------

Wholesale                 4,056,251 4,001,617  (54,634)
Commercial                3,429,845 3,398,647  (31,198)
Foreign trade               281,004   270,396  (10,608)
Leasing and factoring       345,402   332,574  (12,828)
Retail                    1,266,636 1,345,513   78,877
Consumer                    406,599   406,302     (297)
Mortgage loans              860,037   939,211   79,174
Total loans               5,322,887 5,347,130   24,243

Over a quarter-on-quarter basis our total loans portfolio remained similar to that of the previous quarter, increasing only by 0.5%. This increase is primarily a result of mortgage loans, which increased Ch$79 billion, despite the decrease in commercial loans.

Our market share slightly decreased by 8 bps during the third quarter, from 7.42% in June 2010 to 7.34% in September 2010. For corporate and commercial loans, our market share at the end of June 2010 was 8.96%, 16 bps lower than our market share at the end of June 2010.

This quarter's increase in retail loans was due to mortgages loans that increased by 9.2. The small decrease in consumer loans is related to Banco Condell, our low income retail bank, and is consistent with our strategy of increasing our profits in a reduced controlled portfolio with higher returns.

Securities Portfolio

                                 Ch$million   Jun - 10  Sep - 10   Change
                                              --------- --------- --------

Trading portfolio financial assets              111,714   152,263   40,549
Financial investments available-for-sale        863,443   676,159 (187,284)
Financial investments held-to-maturity                -         -        -
Total financial investments                     975,157   828,422 (146,735)

Our investment portfolio consists of trading and available-for-sale securities. Trading instruments correspond to financial instruments acquired to generate gains from short-term price fluctuations, brokerage margins, or that are included in a portfolio with a pattern of gaining profit in the short-term. Trading instruments are stated at fair value.

Investment instruments are classified in two categories: held-to-maturity investments and instruments available-for-sale. Held-to-maturity investments include only those instruments which the Bank has the capacity and intent to hold until maturity. We currently do not have held-to-maturity investment. All other investment instruments are considered available-for-sale. Investment instruments are initially recognized at cost, which includes transaction costs. Instruments available-for-sale at each subsequent period-end are valued at their fair value according to market prices or based on valuation models. Unrealized gains or losses arising from changes in the fair value are charged or credited to equity accounts.

Funding strategy

                                Ch$million     Jun-10   Sep - 10   Change
                                              --------- --------- --------

Checking accounts                               368,363   373,441    5,078
Other non-interest bearing deposits             199,431   215,315   15,884
Time deposits and savings accounts            3,609,853 3,507,104 (102,749)
Repurchase agreements                           622,908   146,668 (476,240)
Mortgages bonds                                 251,278   241,174  (10,104)
Banking bonds                                   449,822   505,285   55,463
Subordinated bonds                              254,320   254,291      (29)
Domestic borrowings                              30,889   138,720  107,831
Foreign borrowings                              385,401   474,853   89,452

Our current funding strategy is to continue to utilize all sources of funding in accordance with their costs, their availability and our general asset and liability management strategy. During the fourth quarter of 2009 we increased our amount of subordinated bonds. During the third quarter CorpBanca entered into a Senior Unsecured Term Loan Facility that amounted USD$ 167 million. This loan has an ending date of two years and it was coordinated by BNP Paribas. Citibank, Commerzbank, Standard Chartered and Wells Fargo participated among others. This explains the increase in the category banking bonds.

Shareholders' Equity

We are the 4th largest private bank in Chile, based on our shareholders' equity of Ch$ 515 billion and our loans of Ch$ 5,347 billion as of September 30, 2010. We have 226,909,291 thousand shares outstanding and a market capitalization of Ch$1,634 billion (based on a share price of Ch$7.2 pesos per share) as of June 30, 2010.

III) Other Related Information

Potential Equity Investment by Banco do Brasil

On September 29, 2010, Corp Group Interhold S.A., as shareholder and in its capacity as indirect controller of CorpBanca, informed us that it had entered into informal and preliminary discussions with representatives of Banco do Brazil in connection with the potential acquisition of up to a 10% equity interest in CorpBanca, by means of a capital increase. On the same day, we informed the Chilean local authorities of the potential equity investment by Banco do Brasil by filing a Notice of Material Event with the Superintendency of Securities and Insurance. To date, there is no definitive agreement with Banco do Brazil or information that is not disclosed to the public regarding such potential investment. In any event, if a final agreement is reached among the parties, it will be subject to the applicable approvals set forth under Chilean Law.

CorpBanca's Conference Call on Third quarter 2010 Results on Friday, November 19, 2010

You are invited to participate in CorpBanca's (NYSE: BCA, Santiago: CORPBANCA) conference call to discuss the Third quarter 2010 Results and respond to investor questions.

Time:          12:00 am (Santiago, Chile)
               10:00 am EST (US)
               15:00 pm (UK)

Call Numbers:  U.S.A. participants please dial        1866 819 7111
               Outside the US please dial             +44 1452 542 301
               UK participants please dial            0800 953 0329

Chairperson:   John Paul Fischer, Head of Investor Relations
               You should dial in 10 minutes prior to the commencement of
               the call.

For your convenience, a 24 hour instant replay facility will be available, following the completion of the conference call, until Monday, November 22, 2010.

Slides and audio webcast:

There will also be a live -- and then archived -- webcast of the conference call with PowerPoint slides through the internet accessible through the website of Capital Link at Please click on the button "THIRD QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL RESULTS WEBCAST". The webcast will also be available on the company's website at Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

To listen to the replay, please call:
Instant Replay Number  U.S.A.:  1866 247 4222       Access Code:  2339939#
Instant Replay Number  OTHER:   +44 1452 550 000    Access Code:  2339939#
Instant Replay Number  U.K.:    0800 953 1533       Access Code:  2339939#

              Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)

                                                      For the three months
(Expressed in millions of Chilean pesos)                Jun-10     Sep-10

Interest revenue                                        102,874     99,158
Interest expense                                        (41,265)   (45,743)
Net interest revenue                                     61,609     53,415
Fees and income from services, net                       14,112     15,105
Trading and investment income, net                       14,959    (15,954)
Foreign exchange gains (losses), net                     (4,053)    34,597
Other operating revenue                                     644      1,418
Operating revenues                                       87,271     88,581

Provisions for loan losses                              (15,592)   (14,070)

Net operating revenues                                   71,679     74,511

Personnel salaries and expenses                         (17,454)   (17,643)
Administration expenses                                 (12,709)   (11,867)
Depreciation, amortization and impairment                (1,721)    (1,796)
Other operating expenses                                 (4,058)    (1,913)

Net operating income                                     35,737     41,292

Income attributable to investments in other companies       261          -
Net loss from price-level restatement                         -          -

Income before income taxes                               35,998     41,292
Income taxes                                             (6,224)    (5,299)
Income for the period                                    29,774     35,993

                      Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

(Expressed in millions of Chilean pesos)                Jun-10     Sep-10
  Cash and due from banks                               166,772    112,680
  Items in course of collection                         213,171    263,280
  Trading portfolio financial assets                    111,714    152,263
  Financial investments available-for-sale              863,443    676,159
  Financial investments held-to-maturity                      -          -
  Investments purchased under agreements to resell       38,286     25,764
  Derivative financial instruments                      160,856    200,451
  Loans and receivables to banks                        126,266     42,967
Loans and receivables to customers                    5,322,886  5,347,129
Allowance for loan losses                               (99,582)  (103,993)
                                                      ---------  ---------
  Loans and receivables to customers, net             5,223,304  5,243,136
  Investments in other companies                          3,583      3,583
  Intangibles                                            12,149     12,596
  Premises and equipment, net                            53,812     54,009
  Income tax provision - current                            458        805
  Deferred income taxes                                  18,835     19,611
  Other assets                                           93,285     94,673
Total Assets                                          7,085,934  6,901,977

  Deposits and other sight liabilities                  567,794    588,756
  Items in course of collection                         191,769    238,918
  Securities sold under agreements to resell            622,908    146,668
  Deposits and other term liabilities                 3,609,853  3,507,104
  Derivative financial instruments                      120,298    169,817
  Borrowings from financial institutions                390,434    588,484
  Debt instruments                                      955,420  1,000,750
  Other financial obligations                            25,856     25,089
  Income tax provision - current                          8,785     10,695
  Deferred income taxes                                  16,309     16,539
  Provisions                                             54,330     72,483
  Other liabilities                                      21,131     21,619
Total Liabilities
  Shareholders' equity:                                6,584,887  6,386,922
  Reserves                                              342,379    342,379
  Valuation gains (losses)                               14,868     26,406
  Retained earnings:                                     (3,220)    (7,190)
    Retained earnings from prior years                  116,445    104,907
    Profit for the period                                56,310     92,340
    Less: Accrual for mandatory dividends               (28,155)   (46,170)
  Minority Interest                                       2,420      2,383
  Total Shareholders' Equity                            501,047    515,055
Total equity and liabilities                          7,085,934  6,901,977

                 Selected Performance Ratios (unaudited)

                                              As of or for the three month
                                                      period ended
                                                  Jun-10         Sep-10

Solvency indicators

Basle index(5)                                        12.68%         12.82%
Shareholders' equity / total assets                    7.07%          7.46%
Shareholders' equity / total liabilities               7.61%          8.06%

Credit quality ratios
Risk index (Allowances / total loans )                 1.87%          1.94%
Provisions for loan losses / Total loans(1)            1.17%          1.05%
Provisions for loan losses / Total assets(1)           0.88%          0.82%
Provisions for loan losses / Gross operating
 income                                                17.9%          15.9%
Provisions for loan losses / Net income                52.4%          39.1%

Profitability ratios
Net interest revenue / Interest-earning
 assets(1)(2)                                          3.88%          3.51%
Gross operating income / Total assets(1)               4.93%          5.13%
Gross operating income / Interest-earning
 assets(1)(2)                                          5.50%          5.82%
ROA (before taxes), over total assets(1)               2.03%          2.39%
ROA (before taxes), over interest-earning
 assets(1)(2)                                          2.27%          2.71%
ROE (before taxes)(1)                                  28.7%          32.1%
ROA, over total assets(1)                              1.68%          2.09%
ROA, over interest-earning assets(1)(2)                1.88%          2.36%
ROE(1)                                                25.18%         30.71%

Efficiency ratios
Operating expenses / Total assets(1)                   2.03%          1.93%
Operating expenses/ Total loans(1)                     2.70%          2.48%
Operating expenses / Operating revenues                36.5%          35.3%

Diluted Earnings per share before taxes
 (Chilean pesos per share)                           0.1586         0.1820
Diluted Earnings per ADR before taxes (U.S.
 dollars per ADR)                                    1.4499         1.8648
Diluted Earnings per share (Chilean pesos per
 share)                                              0.1312         0.1586
Diluted Earnings per ADR (U.S. dollars per
 ADR)                                                1.1992         1.6255

Total Shares Outstanding (Thousands)(4)       226,909,290.6  226,909,290.6
Peso exchange rate for US$1                          547.10         547.10


This press release contains forward-looking statements, Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "forecast", "target", "project", "may", "will", "should", "could", "estimate", "predict" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or language suggesting an outlook. Forward-looking statements and information are based on current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to CorpBanca concerning anticipated financial performance, business prospects, strategies and regulatory developments. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations and anticipations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and Corp Banca does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

*Risk Index: Provision for loan losses/Total loans

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