SOURCE: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

October 26, 2016 07:00 ET

First Commonwealth Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results; Declares Quarterly Dividend

INDIANA, PA--(Marketwired - October 26, 2016) - First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2016.

Third Quarter 2016 Highlights

Franchise Growth

  • First Commonwealth announced the acquisition of DCB Financial Corp. with nine full-service branches, $397 million in loans and $467 million in deposits in the Greater Columbus, Ohio region; and
  • First Commonwealth announced and received all regulatory approvals necessary to complete the acquisition of 13 FirstMerit branches in Canton and Ashtabula, Ohio.

Profitability

  • Return on average assets improved to 1.02% and is at the highest level since the third quarter of 2013;
  • The net interest margin improved two basis points to 3.29%; and
  • The efficiency ratio was 57.3% (or 56.7% on a core basis), driven by higher revenue and well controlled operational expenses.

Net Income

  • Third quarter net income was $17.2 million, or $0.19 diluted earnings per share and is at the highest level since the third quarter of 2006. Net income was impacted by the following items:
    • Net interest income of $50.6 million increased by $0.5 million compared to the prior quarter, primarily as a result of strong commercial loan growth;
    • Noninterest income of $17.0 million, excluding net securities gains, increased by $1.5 million compared to the prior quarter, driven by mortgage gain on sale income and a positive derivative mark-to-market of commercial loan interest rate swaps;
    • Noninterest expense of $38.7 million increased $1.3 million from the previous quarter due to an increase in the reserve for unfunded loan commitments and higher benefits costs; and
    • Provision for credit losses totaled $3.4 million, a decrease of $7.0 million from the previous quarter, primarily due to a $7.5 million specific reserve set aside against an energy-related credit in the second quarter of 2016.

"Our third quarter performance builds on the growing momentum of our core operating performance this year," stated T. Michael Price, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are certainly encouraged by the achievement of an ROA of over 1.00% this quarter, but we remain focused on delivering on our long-term financial commitments, which include improving credit costs and controlling expenses. And in the near-term, it will be all hands on deck as we work to complete two previously announced acquisitions in our expanding Ohio market."

 
Financial Summary
 
(dollars in thousands,  For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended
except per share data)  September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015  2016  2015
Net income  $17,196  $12,007  $12,414  $41,676  $40,082
Diluted earnings per share  $0.19  $0.14  $0.14  $0.47  $0.45
Return on average assets  1.02%  0.72%  0.78%  0.83%  0.84%
Return on average equity  9.14%  6.53%  6.86%  7.53%  7.48%
Return on average tangible common equity (1)  11.74%  8.41%  8.87%  9.70%  9.68%
Efficiency ratio (1)  57.27%  57.06%  63.83%  58.12%  63.99%
Core efficiency ratio (1)  56.65%  56.88%  61.65%  57.67%  62.57%
Net interest margin (FTE)  3.29%  3.27%  3.25%  3.28%  3.29%
(1) See Supplemental Information - Definitions and reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures
 

Financial Results Summary

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, net income was $17.2 million, or $0.19 diluted earnings per share, compared to net income of $12.0 million, or $0.14 diluted earnings per share, in the second quarter of 2016 and net income of $12.4 million, or $0.14 diluted earnings per share, in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in net income compared to the second quarter of 2016 was driven by a $7.0 million decrease in the provision for credit losses, a $1.5 million increase in noninterest income, and a $0.5 million increase in net interest income from the second quarter of 2016, offset by an increase of $1.3 million in noninterest expense. The increase in net income compared to the third quarter of 2015 was primarily driven by an increase of $3.0 million in net interest income, a $1.2 million decrease in the provision for credit losses, an increase in noninterest income of $1.5 million and a decrease of $1.6 million in noninterest expense.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, net income was $41.7 million, or $0.47 diluted earnings per share, compared to net income of $40.1 million, or $0.45 diluted earnings per share, for the comparable period in 2015. The increase in net income compared to 2015 was primarily the result of an increase of $7.6 million in net interest income and a decrease in noninterest expense of $6.5 million, offset by an $11.5 million increase in the provision for credit losses.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, return on average assets and return on average equity were 0.83% and 7.53%, respectively, as compared to 0.84% and 7.48% in the first nine months of 2015. Return on average tangible common equity was 9.70% for the first nine months of 2016 and 9.68% for the first nine months of 2015.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Third quarter 2016 net interest income, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, increased by $0.5 million to $50.6 million compared to the second quarter of 2016. The increase from the prior quarter was primarily the result of favorable replacement rates on commercial and consumer loan yields. The yield on interest-earning assets increased by two basis points and funding costs remained relatively stable during the quarter.

As compared to the third quarter of 2015, net interest income, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, increased by $3.0 million, driven largely by a $324.3 million, or 5.6%, increase in average interest-earning assets. The net interest margin of 3.29% in the third quarter of 2016 was four basis points higher than in the third quarter of 2015. The increase came despite a seven basis point increase in funding costs that was offset by an eight basis point increase in the yield on interest-earning assets between the periods, and benefited from an increase of $88.7 million in average noninterest-bearing deposits.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, net interest income, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, increased $7.6 million to $150.4 million as compared to the same period of 2015. The increase in net interest income was a result of a $310.2 million increase in the volume of average interest-earning assets and a four basis point increase in the yield on interest-earning assets, offset by a six basis point increase in funding costs.

Total deposits grew by $64.5 million in the third quarter of 2016, or 5.9% annualized. Average deposits increased by $15.9 million in the third quarter of 2016 from the prior quarter. Average deposits increased $163.8 million from the year-ago quarter, which includes the addition of $89.9 million in deposits acquired as part of the First Community acquisition. The year-over-year comparison is driven by decreases of $11.5 million in time deposits and $61.5 million in brokered deposits, offset by $148.0 million of core deposit growth in savings deposits and $88.7 million of core deposit growth in noninterest-bearing deposits.

Average short-term borrowings decreased $55.7 million from the prior quarter as securities maturities were not replaced due to unfavorable replacement yields, but increased $159.0 million over the year-ago period, partly due to the aforementioned runoff in time and brokered deposits compared to the prior year period. Average noninterest-bearing demand deposits increased $16.3 million as compared to the prior quarter and increased $88.7 million from the year-ago quarter, due in part to the addition of $11.6 million related to the First Community acquisition.

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits currently comprise 27.8% of total deposits. Average interest-bearing demand and savings deposits decreased $8.4 million from the prior quarter and increased $148.0 million from the year-ago period, which includes the addition of $36.1 million related to the First Community acquisition.

Credit Quality

The provision for credit losses totaled $3.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, a decrease of $7.0 million as compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of $1.2 million from the same quarter last year. The decrease from the prior quarter is primarily attributable to a $7.5 million reserve which was established for a credit related to the manufacturing of safety products for the mining industry in the second quarter of 2016.

At September 30, 2016, nonperforming loans were $54.8 million, a decrease of $9.6 million from June 30, 2016 and an increase of $14.0 million from September 30, 2015. The decrease from the second quarter of 2016 was related to the charge-off of the aforementioned energy credit that was placed into nonperforming status in the second quarter of 2016. Nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans were 1.13%, 1.33% and 0.89% for the periods ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.

During the third quarter of 2016, net charge-offs were $8.5 million, compared to $5.8 million in the prior quarter and $1.4 million in the third quarter of 2015. Of the $8.5 million in net charge-offs in the third quarter, $6.5 million represented charge-offs related to the aforementioned energy credit that was placed into nonaccrual in the second quarter of 2016.

The allowance for credit losses was $54.7 million at September 30, 2016, and as a percentage of total loans outstanding was 1.13%, 1.24% and 1.06% for September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively. General reserves as a percentage of non-impaired loans were 0.97%, 0.93% and 0.97% for September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.

Other real estate owned (OREO) acquired through foreclosure was $7.7 million at September 30, 2016 and $8.6 million at June 30, 2016 and $10.5 million at September 30, 2015. There were no significant additions to OREO in the third quarter of 2016.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income, excluding net securities gains, increased $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2016 as compared to the prior quarter and $1.5 million compared to the same quarter last year. The increase from the prior quarter is primarily the result of a $1.0 million positive variance from the prior quarter in the adjustment for the derivative mark-to-market of commercial loan interest rate swaps, an increase of $0.3 million from the gain on sale of mortgage loans and an increase of $0.2 million in trust income.

The increase in noninterest income from the prior-year period of $1.5 million is primarily related to a positive variance of $1.3 million in the adjustment for the derivative mark-to-market of commercial loan interest rate swaps, as well as a $0.6 million increase in swap income, a $0.4 million increase in gain on sale of mortgage loans, offset by $0.4 million lower gains on sale of other assets.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, noninterest income, excluding net securities gains, remained relatively flat at $46.3 million as compared to the same period of 2015. Changes in the composition of noninterest income included increases of $1.0 million in gain on sale of mortgage loans, $1.3 million in swap fee income and $0.3 million in card-related interchange income, offset by a $0.7 million negative variance from prior year in the adjustment for the derivative mark-to-market of commercial loan interest rate swaps, a decrease of $0.4 million in trust income, a decrease of $0.5 million in insurance and retail brokerage commissions and $0.4 million in lower gains on sale of other assets.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense increased $1.3 million to $38.7 million in the third quarter of 2016 as compared to the prior quarter and decreased $1.6 million as compared to the third quarter of 2015. Salaries and benefits increased $0.8 million as compared to the prior quarter primarily due to continued realignment of the staffing levels of our consumer banking businesses and from higher hospitalization costs. Also impacting noninterest expense as compared to the prior quarter was an increase in the reserve for unfunded loan commitments of $1.0 million (which is included in other operating expenses) and an increase of $0.3 million in other professional fees, offset by $0.3 million of lower operational losses.

Noninterest expense decreased $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2016 as compared to the third quarter of 2015, primarily attributable to decreases in salaries and benefits of $1.8 million as compared to the prior year due to the aforementioned realignment of our consumer banking businesses, lower benefits costs and a decline of $0.8 million in Pennsylvania shares tax expense due to a disputed assessment that was settled during the third quarter of 2015. These items were offset by an increase of $0.5 million in the reserve for unfunded loan commitments (which is included in other operating expenses) and $0.3 million increase in data processing costs.

For the nine months ending September 30, 2016, noninterest expense decreased $6.5 million, or 5.4%, as compared to the same period of 2015, driven by a decline in salaries and benefits of $4.1 million due to the previously mentioned realignment of our consumer businesses and lower benefits costs, a $0.9 million decrease in Pennsylvania shares tax expense, $0.4 million of decreased collection and repossession expenses, $0.5 million of lower operational losses, a $1.4 million decrease in loss on sale or write-down of assets and lower provision expense of $1.2 million associated with the reserve for unfunded loan commitments (which is included in other operating expenses). These decreases were offset by an increase of $0.9 million in data processing expense due to the issuance of chip debit cards during the first nine months of 2016.

Full time equivalent staff increased slightly to 1,179 at September 30, 2016 from 1,168 at June 30, 2016 and declined from 1,263 at September 30, 2015, respectively. The slight increase from June 30, 2016 is the result of the continued realignment of our consumer banking businesses. The decrease from September 30, 2015 is primarily attributable to staff reductions due to the realignment of our consumer banking businesses, offset by the recent expansion of our mortgage and commercial banking businesses in our Ohio market.

The efficiency ratio, calculated as total noninterest expense as a percentage of total revenue (which consists of net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis plus total noninterest income, excluding net securities gains), was 57.27% and 58.12% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 as compared to 63.83% and 63.99% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015. The core efficiency ratio, which excludes securities gains and losses, amortization of intangible assets and other nonrecurring items, was 56.65% and 57.67% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 as compared to 61.65% and 62.57% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015. The Consolidated Financial Highlights accompanying this news release include additional information regarding reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to reported amounts, including a reconciliation of the core efficiency ratio.

Dividends and Capital

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation declared a common stock quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share, which is payable on November 18, 2016 to shareholders of record as of November 7, 2016. This dividend represents a 2.8% projected annual yield utilizing the October 25, 2016 closing market price of $9.98.

On January 27, 2016, First Commonwealth's Board of Directors authorized an additional $25.0 million common stock repurchase program, under which the corporation repurchased 45,612 shares at an average price of $8.44 per share during 2016, totaling $0.4 million. This repurchase program was suspended in July as a result of the pending acquisition of 13 branches in Ohio. Management believes that the acquisition of these branches and of DCB Financial Corp. represents a better use of capital for shareholders in the near-term.

First Commonwealth's capital ratios for Total, Tier I, Leverage and Common Equity Tier I at September 30, 2016 were 12.6%, 11.6%, 10.0% and 10.3%, respectively. Our current capital levels exceed the fully-phased in Basel III capital requirements issued by the U.S. bank regulators.

Conference Call

First Commonwealth will host a quarterly conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter 2016 on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM (ET). The call can be accessed by dialing (toll free) 1-844-792-3645 or through the company's web page, http://www.fcbanking.com/InvestorRelations. A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the conclusion of the conference by dialing 1-877-344-7529 and entering the access code #10093909. A link to the webcast replay will also be accessible on the company's web page for 30 days.

About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF), headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with $6.7 billion in total assets and 109 banking offices in 17 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and central Ohio, as well as a Corporate Banking Center in northeast Ohio and mortgage offices in Stow and Dublin, Ohio. First Commonwealth provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management and insurance products and services through its subsidiaries First Commonwealth Bank and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency. For more information about First Commonwealth or to open an account today, please visit www.fcbanking.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements about First Commonwealth's future plans, strategies and financial performance. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Such statements are based on assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) local, regional, national and international economic conditions and the impact they may have on First Commonwealth and its customers; (2) volatility and disruption in national and international financial markets; (3) the effects of and changes in trade and monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including the interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve Board; (4) inflation, interest rate, commodity price, securities market and monetary fluctuations; (5) the effect of changes in laws and regulations (including laws and regulations concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance) with which First Commonwealth must comply; (6) the soundness of other financial institutions; (7) political instability; (8) impairment of First Commonwealth's goodwill or other intangible assets; (9) acts of God or of war or terrorism; (10) the timely development and acceptance of new products and services and perceived overall value of these products and services by users; (11) changes in consumer spending, borrowings and savings habits; (12) changes in the financial performance and/or condition of First Commonwealth's borrowers; (13) technological changes; (14) acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses; (15) First Commonwealth's ability to attract and retain qualified employees; (16) changes in the competitive environment in First Commonwealth's markets and among banking organizations and other financial service providers; (17) the ability to increase market share and control expenses; (18) the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters; (19) the reliability of First Commonwealth's vendors, internal control systems or information systems; (20) the costs and effects of legal and regulatory developments, the resolution of legal proceedings or regulatory or other governmental inquiries, the results of regulatory examinations or reviews and the ability to obtain required regulatory approvals; and (21) other risks and uncertainties described in the reports that First Commonwealth files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10‐K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. First Commonwealth undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

 
FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION      
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA          
Unaudited          
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)          
   For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015  2016  2015
SUMMARY RESULTS OF OPERATIONS               
Net interest income (FTE) (1)  $50,569   $50,034   $47,568   $150,352   $142,763  
Provision for credit losses   3,408    10,372    4,621    20,306    8,818  
Noninterest income   16,994    15,558    15,505    46,267    46,043  
Noninterest expense   38,696    37,410    40,257    114,250    120,745  
Net income   17,196    12,007    12,414    41,676    40,082  
                           
Earnings per common share (diluted)  $0.19   $0.14   $0.14   $0.47   $0.45  
                           
KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS                          
                           
Return on average assets   1.02 %  0.72 %  0.78 %  0.83 %  0.84 %
Return on average shareholders' equity   9.14 %  6.53 %  6.86 %  7.53 %  7.48 %
Return on average tangible common equity (8)   11.74 %  8.41 %  8.87 %  9.70 %  9.68 %
Efficiency ratio (2)   57.27 %  57.06 %  63.83 %  58.12 %  63.99 %
Core efficiency ratio (3)   56.65 %  56.88 %  61.65 %  57.67 %  62.57 %
Net interest margin (FTE) (1)   3.29 %  3.27 %  3.25 %  3.28 %  3.29 %
                           
Book value per common share  $8.45   $8.34   $8.12            
Tangible book value per common share (7)   6.59    6.48    6.30            
Market value per common share   10.09    9.20    9.09            
Cash dividends declared per common share   0.07    0.07    0.07   $0.21   $0.21  
                           
ASSET QUALITY RATIOS                          
Nonperforming loans as a percent of end-of-period loans (4)   1.13 %  1.33 %  0.89 %          
Nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets (4)   0.94 %  1.09 %  0.81 %          
Net charge-offs as a percent of average loans (annualized)   0.70 %  0.48 %  0.13 %          
Allowance for credit losses as a percent of nonperforming loans (5)   99.83 %  92.88 %  118.84 %          
Allowance for credit losses as a percent of end-of-period loans (5)   1.13 %  1.24 %  1.06 %          
                           
CAPITAL RATIOS                          
Shareholders' equity as a percent of total assets   11.3 %  11.0 %  11.3 %          
Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (6)   9.0 %  8.8 %  9.0 %          
Leverage Ratio   10.0 %  9.8 %  10.1 %          
Risk Based Capital - Tier I   11.6 %  11.1 %  11.5 %          
Risk Based Capital - Total   12.6 %  12.2 %  12.5 %          
Common Equity - Tier I   10.3 %  9.9 %  10.2 %          
                     
FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
Unaudited
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
   For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015  2016  2015
INCOME STATEMENT               
 Interest income  $54,479  $53,850   $50,501   $161,682   $151,736  
 Interest expense   4,861   4,759    3,816    14,166    11,509  
Net Interest Income   49,618   49,091    46,685    147,516    140,227  
 Taxable equivalent adjustment (1)   951   943    883    2,836    2,536  
Net Interest Income (FTE)   50,569   50,034    47,568    150,352    142,763  
 Provision for credit losses   3,408   10,372    4,621    20,306    8,818  
Net Interest Income after Provision for Credit Losses (FTE)   47,161   39,662    42,947    130,046    133,945  
                          
 Net securities (losses) gains   -   28    -    28    125  
 Trust income   1,523   1,320    1,614    4,098    4,511  
 Service charges on deposit accounts   3,975   3,845    4,081    11,528    11,271  
 Insurance and retail brokerage commissions   2,104   1,985    2,163    6,048    6,536  
 Income from bank owned life insurance   1,350   1,311    1,357    3,957    4,089  
 Gain on sale of mortgage loans   1,235   932    832    2,850    1,856  
 Gain on sale of other loans and assets   387   466    808    1,048    1,428  
 Card-related interchange income   3,698   3,784    3,637    11,039    10,784  
 Derivative mark-to-market   470   (531 )  (783 )  (1,075 )  (420 )
 Swap fee income   725   800    84    1,985    727  
 Other income   1,527   1,618    1,712    4,761    5,136  
Total Noninterest Income   16,994   15,558    15,505    46,267    46,043  
                          
 Salaries and employee benefits   20,647   19,888    22,446    62,212    66,339  
 Net occupancy   3,176   3,186    3,291    9,843    10,518  
 Furniture and equipment   2,847   2,882    2,670    8,596    7,980  
 Data processing   1,832   1,788    1,558    5,379    4,505  
 Pennsylvania shares tax   914   1,092    1,713    2,764    3,617  
 Advertising and promotion   750   664    789    1,940    1,946  
 Intangible amortization   67   114    157    318    469  
 Collection and repossession   760   474    801    1,803    2,229  
 Other professional fees and services   1,202   873    1,002    2,866    2,877  
 FDIC insurance   1,105   1,062    963    3,205    3,047  
 Litigation and operational losses   295   635    314    1,174    1,637  
 Loss on sale or write-down of assets   188   345    140    629    2,037  
 Merger and acquisition related   118   240    28    358    28  
 Other operating expenses   4,795   4,167    4,385    13,163    13,516  
Total Noninterest Expense   38,696   37,410    40,257    114,250    120,745  
                          
Income before Income Taxes   25,459   17,810    18,195    62,063    59,243  
 Taxable equivalent adjustment (1)   951   943    883    2,836    2,536  
 Income tax provision   7,312   4,860    4,898    17,551    16,625  
Net Income  $17,196  $12,007   $12,414   $41,676   $40,082  
                          
Shares Outstanding at End of Period   88,992,007   88,949,995    88,961,268    88,992,007    88,961,268  
Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution   88,858,204   88,838,614    88,813,746    88,843,939    89,531,498  
                          
FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
Unaudited
(dollars in thousands)
 
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015
BALANCE SHEET (Period End)         
Assets         
 Cash and due from banks  $76,456   $68,163   $69,235  
 Interest-bearing bank deposits   5,097    30,457    3,529  
 Securities available for sale, at fair value   867,725    913,420    1,104,709  
 Securities held to maturity, at amortized cost   389,513    405,976    154,035  
 Loans held for sale   7,855    11,613    4,986  
                 
  Loans   4,860,652    4,843,776    4,575,735  
  Allowance for credit losses   (54,734 )  (59,821 )  (48,518 )
 Net loans   4,805,918    4,783,955    4,527,217  
                 
 Goodwill and other intangibles   165,349    165,481    162,625  
 Other assets   348,570    370,756    358,413  
Total Assets  $6,666,483   $6,749,821   $6,384,749  
                 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                
 Noninterest-bearing demand deposits  $1,241,627   $1,136,629   $1,077,234  
                 
  Interest-bearing demand deposits   87,507    88,777    70,662  
  Savings deposits   2,552,754    2,582,709    2,427,326  
  Time deposits   577,092    586,405    586,268  
 Total interest-bearing deposits   3,217,353    3,257,891    3,084,256  
                 
 Total deposits   4,458,980    4,394,520    4,161,490  
                 
  Short-term borrowings   1,330,327    1,464,687    1,329,794  
  Long-term borrowings   81,059    81,201    111,219  
 Total borrowings   1,411,386    1,545,888    1,441,013  
                 
 Other liabilities   44,330    67,627    59,478  
 Shareholders' equity   751,787    741,786    722,768  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity  $6,666,483   $6,749,821   $6,384,749  
 
FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
Unaudited
(dollars in thousands)
   For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended  
   September 30,  Yield/   June 30,  Yield/   September 30,  Yield/   September 30,  Yield/   September 30,  Yield/  
   2016  Rate   2016  Rate   2015  Rate   2016  Rate   2015  Rate  
NET INTEREST MARGIN                         
                                     
Assets                                    
 Loans (FTE)(1)(4)  $4,839,206  3.90 % $4,833,360  3.86 % $4,550,882  3.82 % $4,806,061  3.88 % $4,509,628  3.87 %
 Securities and interest bearing bank deposits (FTE) (1)   1,284,493  2.49 %  1,321,018  2.54 %  1,248,495  2.40 %  1,312,146  2.53 %  1,298,397  2.45 %
  Total Interest-Earning Assets (FTE) (1)   6,123,699  3.60 %  6,154,378  3.58 %  5,799,377  3.52 %  6,118,207  3.59 %  5,808,025  3.55 %
 Noninterest-earning assets   555,977       552,754       543,632       549,969       546,103     
Total Assets  $6,679,676      $6,707,132      $6,343,009      $6,668,176      $6,354,128     
                                          
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                                         
 Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits  $2,652,562  0.18 % $2,660,934  0.16 % $2,504,516  0.11 % $2,622,574  0.15 % $2,510,814  0.11 %
 Time deposits   586,470  0.65 %  578,518  0.62 %  659,445  0.63 %  586,638  0.63 %  714,005  0.70 %
 Short-term borrowings   1,391,766  0.57 %  1,447,452  0.58 %  1,232,795  0.41 %  1,447,207  0.58 %  1,193,122  0.38 %
 Long-term borrowings   81,128  3.67 %  81,268  3.62 %  111,285  2.78 %  81,268  3.62 %  126,896  2.50 %
  Total Interest-Bearing Liabilities   4,711,926  0.41 %  4,768,172  0.40 %  4,508,041  0.34 %  4,737,687  0.40 %  4,544,837  0.34 %
 Noninterest-bearing deposits   1,153,945       1,137,626       1,065,204       1,129,511       1,038,016     
 Other liabilities   65,727       61,821       51,586       61,631       55,075     
 Shareholders' equity   748,078       739,513       718,178       739,347       716,200     
  Total Noninterest-Bearing Funding Sources   1,967,750       1,938,960       1,834,968       1,930,489       1,809,291     
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity  $6,679,676      $6,707,132      $6,343,009      $6,668,176      $6,354,128     
                                          
Net Interest Margin (FTE) (annualized)(1)      3.29 %     3.27 %     3.25 %     3.28 %     3.29 %
 
FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
Unaudited
(dollars in thousands)
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015
Loan Portfolio Detail         
 Commercial Loan Portfolio:         
  Commercial, financial, agricultural and other  $1,207,447   $1,185,062   $1,126,881  
  Commercial real estate   1,683,015    1,648,222    1,435,954  
  Real estate construction   229,375    242,132    179,710  
   Total Commercial   3,119,837    3,075,416    2,742,545  
                 
 Consumer Loan Portfolio:                
  Closed-end mortgages   719,049    732,394    737,916  
  Home equity lines of credit   466,710    466,611    466,304  
   Total Real Estate - Consumer   1,185,759    1,199,005    1,204,220  
                 
  Auto loans   467,222    481,887    540,915  
  Direct installment   24,578    25,160    26,234  
  Personal lines of credit   50,086    48,358    45,527  
  Student loans   13,170    13,950    16,294  
   Total Other Consumer   555,056    569,355    628,970  
   Total Consumer Portfolio   1,740,815    1,768,360    1,833,190  
    Total Portfolio Loans   4,860,652    4,843,776    4,575,735  
   Loans held for sale   7,855    11,613    4,986  
    Total Loans  $4,868,507   $4,855,389   $4,580,721  
                 
                 
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015
ASSET QUALITY DETAIL                
Nonperforming Loans:                
Loans on nonaccrual basis  $27,817   $38,404   $20,220  
Troubled debt restructured loans held for sale on nonaccrual basis   -    -    -  
Troubled debt restructured loans on nonaccrual basis   12,723    9,672    8,583  
Troubled debt restructured loans on accrual basis   14,286    16,332    12,024  
   Total Nonperforming Loans  $54,826   $64,408   $40,827  
Other real estate owned ("OREO")   7,686    8,604    10,542  
Repossessions ("Repos")   310    291    357  
   Total Nonperforming Assets  $62,822   $73,303   $51,726  
Loans past due in excess of 90 days and still accruing   2,343    1,384    2,054  
Classified loans   97,259    101,998    81,723  
Criticized loans   137,264    128,280    136,919  
                 
Nonperforming assets as a percentage of total loans, plus OREO and Repos   1.29 %  1.51 %  1.13 %
Allowance for credit losses  $54,734   $59,821   $48,518  
                 
FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
Unaudited
(dollars in   thousands)
   For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015  2016  2015
Net Charge-offs (Recoveries):               
 Commercial, financial, agricultural and other  $7,100   $4,689   $75   $13,047   $7,657  
 Real estate construction   -    (4 )  -    (227 )  (84 )
 Commercial real estate   (10 )  116    528    (385 )  1,063  
 Residential real estate   227    78    123    569    934  
 Loans to individuals   1,178    894    721    3,380    2,781  
Net Charge-offs  $8,495   $5,773   $1,447   $16,384   $12,351  
                           
Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans outstanding (annualized)   0.70 %  0.48 %  0.13 %  0.46 %  0.37 %
Provision for credit losses as a percentage of net charge-offs   40.12 %  179.66 %  319.35 %  123.94 %  71.40 %
Provision for credit losses  $3,408   $10,372   $4,621   $20,306   $8,818  
 
DEFINITIONS AND RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
 
(1) Net interest income has been computed on a fully taxable equivalent basis ("FTE") using the 35% federal income tax statutory rate.
(2) Efficiency ratio is "total noninterest expense" as a percentage of total revenue. Total revenue consists of "net interest income, on a fully taxable equivalent basis," plus "total noninterest income," excluding "net impairment losses" and "net securities gains."
(3) Core efficiency ratio excludes from total revenue the impact of derivative mark-to-market and excludes from "total noninterest expense" the amortization of intangibles, unfunded commitment expense and any other unusual items deemed by management to not be related to normal operations, such as merger, acquisition and severance costs.
(4) Includes held for sale loans.
(5) Excludes held for sale loans.
                
   For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015  2016  2015
Core Efficiency Ratio:               
 Total Noninterest Expense  $38,696   $37,410   $40,257   $114,250   $120,745  
  Adjustments to Noninterest Expense:                          
   Unfunded commitment reserve   503    (540 )  (3 )  (412 )  738  
   Pennsylvania shares tax dispute   -    -    709    -    709  
   Intangible amortization   67    114    157    318    469  
   Severance   -    -    -    -    -  
   Merger and acquisition related   118    240    28    358    28  
   Loss on sale or writedown of assets   -    -    -    -    486  
    Noninterest Expense - Core  $38,008   $37,596   $39,366   $113,986   $118,315  
                           
  Net interest income, fully tax equivalent  $50,569   $50,034   $47,568   $150,352   $142,763  
  Total noninterest income   16,994    15,558    15,505    46,267    46,043  
  Net securities (losses) gains   -    28    -    28    125  
    Total Revenue  $67,563   $65,564   $63,073   $196,591   $188,681  
                           
  Adjustments to Revenue:                          
   Derivative mark-to-market   470    (531 )  (783 )  (1,075 )  (420 )
    Total Revenue - Core  $67,093   $66,095   $63,856   $197,666   $189,101  
                           
(3)Core Efficiency Ratio   56.65 %  56.88 %  61.65 %  57.67 %  62.57 %
 
FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
Unaudited
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
DEFINITIONS AND RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
       
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,      
   2016  2016  2015      
Tangible Equity:               
 Total shareholders' equity  $751,787   $741,786   $722,768            
 Less: intangible assets   165,349    165,481    162,625            
  Tangible Equity   586,438    576,305    560,143            
 Less: preferred stock   -    -    -            
  Tangible Common Equity  $586,438   $576,305   $560,143            
                           
Tangible Assets:                          
 Total assets  $6,666,483   $6,749,821   $6,384,749            
 Less: intangible assets   165,349    165,481    162,625            
  Tangible Assets  $6,501,134   $6,584,340   $6,222,124            
                           
(6)Tangible Common Equity as a percentage of Tangible Assets   9.02 %  8.75 %  9.00 %          
                           
 Shares Outstanding at End of Period   88,992,007    88,949,995    88,961,268            
(7)Tangible Book Value Per Common Share  $6.59   $6.48   $6.30            
                
   For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,
   2016  2016  2015  2016  2015
Average Tangible Equity:                          
 Total shareholders' equity  $748,078   $739,513   $718,178   $739,347   $716,200  
 Less: intangible assets   165,449    165,527    162,709    165,547    162,864  
  Tangible Equity   582,629    573,986    555,469    573,800    553,336  
 Less: preferred stock   -    -    -    -    -  
  Tangible Common Equity  $582,629   $573,986   $555,469   $573,800   $553,336  
                           
(8)Return on Average Tangible Common Equity   11.74 %  8.41 %  8.87 %  9.70 %  9.68 %
Note: Management believes that it is a standard practice in the banking industry to present these non-GAAP measures. These measures provide useful information to management and investors by allowing them to make peer comparisons.
 

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