FHLB Cincinnati Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

July 29, 2015

News Release:  July 29, 2015
Contact:  John Byczkowski, Assistant Vice President, 513-852-7085 

 

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (the FHLB) today released unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. The FHLB expects to file its second quarter 2015 Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about August 6, 2015.

Operating Results and Profitability

  • For the second quarter, net income was $64 million and return on average equity (ROE) was 5.10 percent. This compares to net income of $61 million and ROE of 5.00 percent for the same period of 2014. For the first six months of 2015, net income was $125 million and ROE was 5.04 percent, compared to net income of $118 million and ROE of 4.75 percent for the same period of 2014.
  • The higher net income and ROE in both comparison periods resulted primarily from an increase in net interest income due to higher average balances on Advances and mortgage loans.

Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Total assets at June 30, 2015 were $99.8 billion, which was a decrease of $6.8 billion (six percent) from year-end 2014. Mission Asset Activity – comprising major activities with members including Advances, Letters of Credit, and the Mortgage Purchase Program – was $98.0 billion at June 30, 2015, an increase of $2.7 billion (three percent) from year-end 2014.
  • The balance of investments at June 30, 2015 was $20.8 billion, a decrease of $5.2 billion (20 percent) from year-end 2014.
  • Capital adequacy substantially exceeded all minimum regulatory requirements. On June 30, 2015, GAAP capital stood at $5.0 billion, an increase of $0.1 billion (two percent) from year-end 2014. The GAAP and regulatory capital-to-assets ratios were 5.06 percent and 5.14 percent, respectively, at June 30, 2015.

Housing and Community Investment

  • The FHLB contributed $7 million in the second quarter of 2015 and $14 million in the first six months of 2015 to the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) pool of funds to be awarded to members in 2016. Since the AHP's inception, the FHLB has awarded $555 million in subsidies towards the creation of over 72,000 units of affordable housing.

Dividend

The FHLB paid its stockholders a cash dividend on June 18, 2015 at a 4.00 percent annualized rate, which was 3.72 percentage points above the second quarter average 3-month LIBOR.

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This notice may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could affect the FHLB’s financial condition and results of operations. These include, but are not limited to, the effects of economic and financial conditions, legislative or regulatory developments concerning the FHLBank System, financial pressures affecting other FHLBanks, competitive forces, and other risks detailed from time to time in the FHLB’s annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak as of the date made and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results or developments could differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, and the FHLB undertakes no obligation to update any such statements.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

Financial Highlights (unaudited)

Dollars in millions

 

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET ITEMS

 

June 30, 2015

 

December 31, 2014

 

Percent Change (2)

Total assets

$

99,802

 

 

$

106,640

 

 

(6

)%

Advances (principal)

71,018

 

 

70,299

 

 

1

 

Mortgage loans held for portfolio (principal)

7,511

 

 

6,796

 

 

11

 

Total investments

20,811

 

 

26,007

 

 

(20

)

Consolidated Obligations:

 

 

 

 

 

Discount Notes

48,263

 

 

41,232

 

 

17

 

Bonds

45,230

 

 

59,217

 

 

(24

)

Total Consolidated Obligations

93,493

 

 

100,449

 

 

(7

)

Mandatorily redeemable capital stock

65

 

 

63

 

 

3

 

Capital stock

4,335

 

 

4,267

 

 

2

 

Total retained earnings

729

 

 

689

 

 

6

 

Total capital

5,048

 

 

4,939

 

 

2

 

Regulatory capital (1)

5,129

 

 

5,019

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital-to-assets ratio (GAAP)

5.06

%

 

4.63

%

 

 

Capital-to-assets ratio (Regulatory) (1)

5.14

 

 

4.71

 

 

 

 

OPERATING RESULTS

 

Three Months Ended

June 30,

 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

Percent Change (2)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Percent Change (2)

Total interest income

$

234

 

 

$

226

 

 

3

 

%

 

$

459

 

 

$

455

 

 

1

 

%

Total interest expense

149

 

 

149

 

 

 

 

 

297

 

 

301

 

 

(1

)

 

Net interest income

85

 

 

77

 

 

10

 

 

 

162

 

 

154

 

 

5

 

 

Reversal for credit losses

 

 

(1

)

 

NM

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

NM

 

Non-interest income

5

 

 

7

 

 

(12

)

 

 

14

 

 

10

 

 

36

 

 

Non-interest expense

19

 

 

17

 

 

14

 

 

 

37

 

 

34

 

 

9

 

 

Affordable Housing Program assessments

7

 

 

7

 

 

5

 

 

 

14

 

 

13

 

 

5

 

 

Net income

$

64

 

 

$

61

 

 

6

 

 

 

$

125

 

 

$

118

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average equity

5.10

%

 

5.00

%

 

 

 

 

5.04

%

 

4.75

%

 

 

 

Return on average assets

0.26

 

 

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

0.25

 

 

0.23

 

 

 

 

Net interest margin

0.34

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

0.32

 

 

0.31

 

 

 

 

Annualized dividend rate

4.00

 

 

4.00

 

 

 

 

 

4.00

 

 

4.00

 

 

 

 

Average 3-month LIBOR

0.28

 

 

0.23

 

 

 

 

 

0.27

 

 

0.23

 

 

 

 

(1)  Regulatory capital includes capital stock, mandatorily redeemable capital stock (classified as a liability) and retained earnings.

(2)  Amounts used to calculate the change column are based on dollars in thousands. Accordingly, recalculations based upon the disclosed amounts (millions) may not produce the same results. Changes of 100% or greater are shown as “NM” (not meaningful).

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