FHLB Cincinnati Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results

October 29, 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (the FHLB) today released unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. The FHLB expects to file its third quarter 2015 Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about November 5, 2015.

Operating Results and Profitability

  • For the third quarter, net income was $61 million and return on average equity (ROE) was 4.73 percent. This compares to net income of $62 million and ROE of 5.07 percent for the same period of 2014. For the first nine months of 2015, net income was $186 million and ROE was 4.93 percent, compared to net income of $180 million and ROE of 4.86 percent for the same period of 2014.
  • The higher net income in the year-to-date comparison period resulted primarily from an increase in non-interest income due to unrealized gains on derivatives and hedging activities.

Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Total assets at September 30, 2015 were $110.7 billion, which was an increase of $4.0 billion (four percent) from year-end 2014. Mission Asset Activity – comprising major activities with members including Advances, Letters of Credit, and the Mortgage Purchase Program – was $102.7 billion at September 30, 2015, an increase of $7.4 billion (eight percent) from year-end 2014. 
  • The balance of investments at September 30, 2015 was $24.2 billion, a decrease of $1.8 billion (seven percent) from year-end 2014.
  • Capital adequacy substantially exceeded all minimum regulatory requirements. On September 30, 2015, GAAP capital stood at $5.1 billion, an increase of $0.2 billion (four percent) from year-end 2014. The GAAP and regulatory capital-to-assets ratios were 4.63 percent and 4.70 percent, respectively, at September 30, 2015. 

Housing and Community Investment

  • The FHLB contributed $7 million in the third quarter of 2015 and $21 million in the first nine 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.
  • The FHLB awarded more than $1 million in the first nine months of 2015 through two of its voluntary housing programs. These programs provide grants to cover accessibility rehabilitation and emergency repairs for special needs and elderly homeowners, and for the replacement or repair of homes damaged or destroyed by natural disasters within the Fifth District.

Dividend

The FHLB paid its stockholders a cash dividend on September 17, 2015 at a 4.00 percent annualized rate, which was 3.69 percentage points above the third quarter average 3-month LIBOR.

This news release 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

 

September 30, 2015

 

December 31, 2014

 

Percent Change (2)

Total assets

$

110,652

 

 

$

106,640

 

 

4

%

Advances (principal)

77,203

 

 

70,299

 

 

10

 

Mortgage loans held for portfolio (principal)

7,789

 

 

6,796

 

 

15

 

Total investments

24,203

 

 

26,007

 

 

(7

)

Consolidated Obligations:

 

 

 

 

 

Discount Notes

60,086

 

 

41,232

 

 

46

 

Bonds

44,143

 

 

59,217

 

 

(25

)

Total Consolidated Obligations

104,229

 

 

100,449

 

 

4

 

Mandatorily redeemable capital stock

59

 

 

63

 

 

(6

)

Capital stock

4,395

 

 

4,267

 

 

3

 

Total retained earnings

747

 

 

689

 

 

8

 

Total capital

5,127

 

 

4,939

 

 

4

 

Regulatory capital (1)

5,201

 

 

5,019

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital-to-assets ratio (GAAP)

4.63

%

 

4.63

%

 

 

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

4.70

 

 

4.71

 

 

 

 

OPERATING RESULTS

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

Percent Change (2)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Percent Change (2)

Total interest income

$

238

 

 

$

228

 

 

4

 

%

 

$

697

 

 

$

683

 

 

2

 

%

Total interest expense

161

 

 

145

 

 

11

 

 

 

458

 

 

446

 

 

3

 

 

Net interest income

77

 

 

83

 

 

(7

)

 

 

239

 

 

237

 

 

1

 

 

Reversal for credit losses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

NM

 

Non-interest income

10

 

 

4

 

 

NM

 

 

23

 

 

14

 

 

66

 

 

Non-interest expense

19

 

 

18

 

 

8

 

 

 

55

 

 

51

 

 

9

 

 

Affordable Housing Program assessments

7

 

 

7

 

 

(3

)

 

 

21

 

 

21

 

 

2

 

 

Net income

$

61

 

 

$

62

 

 

(3

)

 

 

$

186

 

 

$

180

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average equity

4.73

%

 

5.07

%

 

 

 

 

4.93

%

 

4.86

%

 

 

 

Return on average assets

0.23

 

 

0.25

 

 

 

 

 

0.24

 

 

0.24

 

 

 

 

Net interest margin

0.29

 

 

0.33

 

 

 

 

 

0.31

 

 

0.31

 

 

 

 

Annualized dividend rate

4.00

 

 

4.00

 

 

 

 

 

4.00

 

 

4.00

 

 

 

 

Average 3-month LIBOR

0.31

 

 

0.23

 

 

 

 

 

0.28

 

 

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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