01/20/2017

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of $282 Million and Diluted EPS of $0.55

ROTCE of 8.4% in fourth quarter 2016 with 6% positive operating leverage year over year*

Fourth quarter 2016 net income up 28% and diluted EPS up 31% vs. year ago quarter

2016 net income of $1.0 billion up 24% and $1.97 diluted EPS up 27% from 2015

2016 Adjusted net income up 18% and diluted EPS up 20% from Adjusted 2015*

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG or “Citizens”) today reported fourth quarter net income of $282 million, or $0.55 per diluted common share, up 28% and 31%, respectively, from $221 million and $0.42 per diluted common share in fourth quarter 2015. Compared with third quarter 2016 results, which included a $19 million after-tax benefit from notable items largely related to the TDR Transaction gain, net income decreased 5% from $297 million and diluted earnings per common share (“EPS”) decreased 2% from $0.56. Fourth quarter 2016 net income available to common stockholders increased $11 million, or 4%, from Adjusted third quarter 2016 levels* and diluted EPS increased $0.03, or 6%, from Adjusted third quarter 2016.

2016 net income available to common stockholders of $1.03 billion increased $198 million, or 24%, from 2015 with diluted EPS of $1.97 up $0.42, or 27%. 2016 Adjusted net income available to common stockholders* of $1.01 billion increased $148 million, or 17%, and Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.93 increased $0.32, or 20%, versus Adjusted 2015 results.

Fourth quarter 2016 Return on Average Tangible Common Equity* (“ROTCE”) of 8.4% compares to 8.6% in third quarter 2016, 8.0% on an Adjusted basis* and 6.7% in fourth quarter 2015.

“We are pleased to report another strong quarter with improving results, as we continue to run the bank better and deliver well for all stakeholders,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Van Saun. “We remain focused on executing on our strategic initiatives that drive good top line growth, expanded capabilities and positive operating leverage. We enter 2017 with good momentum and believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on an improving economic and interest rate environment.”

Citizens also announced its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per common share, an increase of $0.02 per share. The dividend is payable on February 16, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 2, 2017.

*Please see important information on Key Performance Metrics and Non-GAAP Financial Measures at the end of this release for an explanation of our use of these metrics and non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to GAAP financial measures. “Adjusted” results exclude restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items, as applicable. Where there is a reference to an “Adjusted” result in a paragraph, all measures that follow that “Adjusted” result are also “Adjusted” when applicable.

Fourth Quarter 2016 vs. Third Quarter 2016

Key Highlights

  • Fourth quarter highlights include net interest income growth of 4%, reflecting 2% average loan growth and a six basis point improvement in net interest margin. Results also reflect continued focus on improving efficiency and returns with an efficiency ratio of 62% and ROTCE of 8.4%.*
  • Tangible book value per common share of $25.69; common shares outstanding decreased 6.2 million, or 1%.

Results

  • Total revenue of $1.4 billion decreased 1%, reflecting the impact of the third quarter $72 million TDR Transaction gain. On an Adjusted basis*, total revenue increased 4%.
    • Net interest income of $986 million increased $41 million, given 2% average loan growth and a six basis increase in net interest margin to 2.90%, driven by higher loan yields including the benefit of higher interest rates.
    • Noninterest income of $377 million decreased $58 million from third quarter levels that included the benefit of the TDR Transaction gain. On an Adjusted basis*, noninterest income was up 2%, reflecting higher mortgage banking income, foreign exchange and letter of credit fees, and an increase in interest rate products and leasing fees in other income.
  • Noninterest expense of $847 million decreased $20 million, or 2%, from third quarter levels that included $36 million of notable items. On an Adjusted basis*, noninterest expense increased $16 million, or 2%, reflecting an increase in other expense, outside services and equipment expense with all other categories relatively stable.
  • Efficiency ratio of 62% improved 70 basis points; on an Adjusted basis*, efficiency ratio improved 113 basis points.
  • Provision for credit losses of $102 million increased $16 million, driven by a $14 million reduction in recoveries of prior-period charge-offs from relatively high third quarter levels.

Balance Sheet

  • Average interest-earning assets increased $3.1 billion, or 2%, driven by continued loan growth.
  • Average deposits increased $2.5 billion, or 2%, reflecting growth in every category with particular strength in demand deposits, money market and term.
  • Nonperforming loans and leases (“NPLs”) to total loans and leases ratio of 0.97% improved from 1.05%, reflecting a reduction in both retail and commercial nonperforming loans. Allowance coverage of NPLs was 118% compared with 112%.
  • Net charge-offs of 39 basis points increased seven basis points from third quarter levels, driven by the reduction in recoveries of prior-period charge-offs and a methodology change in auto, which resulted in a $7 million, or 3 basis point, impact.
  • Robust capital strength with a common equity tier 1 (“CET1”) risk-based capital ratio of 11.2%.
  • Repurchased 6.3 million shares of common stock at an average price of $28.71, returning $180 million to shareholders.

Fourth Quarter 2016 vs. Fourth Quarter 2015

Key Highlights

  • Fourth quarter results include a 28% increase in net income available to common stockholders, highlighted by strong revenue growth of 11%, driven by strength in net interest income with 8% average loan growth and a 13 basis point increase in net interest margin as well as noninterest income growth of 4%.
  • Year-over-year operating leverage of 6.1%, a 358 basis point improvement in the efficiency ratio and a 168 basis point improvement in ROTCE, reflecting focus on top line growth and strong expense discipline, while reinvesting in technology and business initiatives to drive future growth.*

Results

  • Total revenue of $1.4 billion increased $131 million, or 11%, reflecting solid net interest income and noninterest income growth.
    • Net interest income increased 13%, reflecting 8% average loan growth and a 13 basis point improvement in net interest margin.
    • Net interest margin of 2.90% reflects improved loan yields, driven by higher rates and balance sheet optimization initiatives, partially offset by a reduction in investment portfolio yields and higher deposit costs.
    • Noninterest income increased 4%, driven by strength in capital markets, mortgage banking, other income and foreign exchange and letter of credit fees. These results were partially offset by lower card fees, including the impact of the card reward accounting change, a reduction in securities gains and lower trust and investment services fees and service charges and fees.
  • Noninterest expense increased 5%, driven by growth in salaries and employee benefits largely related to higher incentive compensation tied to revenue, as well as an increase in other expense.
  • Provision for credit losses of $102 million increased $11 million, or 12%, reflecting higher net charge-offs in commercial, largely commodities-related credits and an increase in retail given a one-time methodology change in auto.
  • ROTCE* of 8.4% improved 168 basis points.

Balance Sheet

  • Average interest-earning assets increased $10.6 billion, or 8%, driven by strong loan growth and an increase in the securities portfolio.
  • Average deposits increased $7.8 billion, or 8%, on strength in low-cost core deposits.
  • NPLs to total loans and leases ratio of 0.97% improved from 1.07%, as an underlying reduction in retail nonperforming loans more than offset an increase in commercial nonperforming loans, largely commodities-related borrowers. Allowance coverage of NPLs of 118% compares with 115%.
  • Net charge-offs of 39 basis points of loans increased eight basis points, reflecting an increase in both commercial and retail categories and included a methodology change in auto, which resulted in a $7 million, or 3 basis point, impact.

Update on Plan Execution

Consumer Banking

  • Performance paced by solid loan growth with continued traction in student, other retail unsecured and mortgage loans, with improved consumer loan yields tied to the benefit of improved mix.
  • Sales force expansion continued in 2016 with an increase of 96 mortgage loan officers to 538 at year end, with 43 in fourth quarter, and the addition of 42 financial consultants to 362 at year end, with 12 in fourth quarter.
  • Citizens Checkup, our needs-based approach for serving retail customers, has resulted in approximately 400,000 scheduled appointments in 2016, with high levels of customer satisfaction.

Commercial Banking

  • Delivered solid performance across most fee activities led by Capital Markets, Treasury Solutions and Interest Rate Products. Generated 10% average loan growth from the year-ago quarter, reflecting strength in Mid-corporate and Industry Verticals, Commercial Real Estate and Franchise Finance. Delivered total average deposit growth of 20% versus the prior-year quarter.

Efficiency and balance sheet optimization strategies

  • Tapping Our Potential (“TOP”) initiatives remain on track. In 2016, TOP II delivered approximately $105 million of annual pre-tax benefits. TOP III is expected to deliver pre-tax revenue and expense run-rate benefits of $100 million to $115 million, including $20 million of tax benefits in 2017.
  • Initiatives to shift loan portfolio mix to higher-return categories continue to deliver benefits to portfolio yields; have extracted capital from TDR and aircraft lease portfolios; managing deposit pricing to minimize cost while achieving growth objectives.

Full-Year 2016 vs. Full-Year 2015

  • Total revenue of $5.3 billion increased $431 million, or 9%, and Adjusted revenue growth* of 8% driven by strength in net interest income, reflecting 8% average loan growth and an 11 basis point improvement in net interest margin.
  • Noninterest expense and Adjusted noninterest expense* increased 3%, with positive operating leverage of 4.2%.
  • Efficiency ratio of 64% improved 376 basis points; 260 basis points on an Adjusted basis.*
  • Net income increased 24% with Adjusted net income* up 18%.
  • ROTCE of 7.7%, with Adjusted ROTCE of 7.6% higher by 91 basis points.*
                       
Quarterly trendsFull year
Earnings highlights4Q16 change from   2016 change  
($s in millions, except per share data)       4Q16     3Q16     4Q153Q16     4Q15   2016           2015from 2015
Net interest income $ 986 $ 945 $ 870 $ 41 $ 116 $ 3,758 $ 3,402 $ 356
Noninterest income 377 435 362 (58 ) 15 1,497 1,422 75
Total revenue 1,363 1,380 1,232 (17 ) 131 5,255 4,824 431
Noninterest expense 847 867 810 (20 ) 37 3,352 3,259 93
Pre-provision profit 516 513 422 3 94 1,903 1,565 338
Provision for credit losses         102       86         91   16     11     369           302   67  
Net income 282 297 221 (15 ) 61 1,045 840 205
Preferred dividends 7 (7 ) 14 7 7
Net income available to common stockholders 282 290 221 (8 ) 61 1,031 833 198
After-tax restructuring charges, special items and notable Items       $     $ (19 )     $ $ 19   $   $ (19 )       $ 31 $ (50 )
Adjusted net income available to common stockholders*       $ 282     $ 271       $ 221 $ 11   $ 61   $ 1,012         $ 864 $ 148  
Average common shares outstanding
Basic (in millions) 512.0 519.5 527.6 (7.4 ) (15.6 ) 522.1 535.6 (13.5 )
Diluted (in millions) 513.9 521.1 530.3 (7.2 ) (16.4 ) 523.9 538.2 (14.3 )
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.55 $ 0.56 $ 0.42 $ (0.01 ) $ 0.13 $ 1.97 $ 1.55 $ 0.42
Adjusted diluted earnings per share*       $ 0.55     $ 0.52       $ 0.42 $ 0.03   $ 0.13   $ 1.93         $ 1.61 $ 0.32  
Key performance metrics*
Net interest margin 2.90 % 2.84 % 2.77 % 6 bps 13

bps

2.86 % 2.75 % 11

bps

Effective income tax rate 31.9 30.5 33.4 144 (155 ) 31.9 33.5 (164 )
Efficiency ratio 62 63 66 (70 ) (358 ) 64 68 (376 )
Adjusted efficiency ratio* 62 63 66 (113 ) (358 ) 64 67 (260 )
Return on average common equity 5.7 5.8 4.5 (12 ) 119 5.2 4.3 93
Return on average tangible common equity 8.4 8.6 6.7 (15 ) 168 7.7 6.4 129
Adjusted return on average tangible common equity* 8.4 8.0 6.7 41 168 7.6 6.7 91
Return on average total assets 0.8 0.8 0.6 (6 ) 12 0.7 0.6 11
Return on average total tangible assets         0.8 %     0.9   %     0.7 % (7 ) bps 12 bps   0.8   %       0.7 % 11

bps

Capital adequacy(1,2)
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 11.2 % 11.3 % 11.7 % 11.2 % 11.7 %
Total capital ratio 14.0 14.2 15.3 14.0 15.3
Tier 1 leverage ratio         9.9 %     10.1   %     10.5 %   9.9   %       10.5 %
Asset quality(2)
Total nonperforming loans and leases as a % of total loans and leases 0.97 % 1.05 % 1.07 % (8 ) bps (10 ) bps 0.97 % 1.07 % (10 )

bps

Allowance for loan and lease losses as a % of loans and leases 1.15 1.18 1.23 (3 ) (8 ) 1.15 1.23 (8 )
Allowance for loan and lease losses as a % of nonperforming loans and leases 118 112 115 629 368 118 115 368
Net charge-offs as a % of average loans and leases         0.39 %     0.32   %     0.31 % 7 bps 8 bps   0.32   %       0.30 % 2

bps

1) Current reporting-period regulatory capital ratios are preliminary. Basel III ratios assume that certain definitions impacting qualifying Basel III capital will phase in through 2019.
2) Capital adequacy and asset-quality ratios calculated on a period-end basis, except net charge-offs.
 

Discussion of Results:

Fourth quarter 2016 and fourth quarter 2015 results included no net restructuring charges, special items or notable items. Third quarter 2016 results benefited from $31 million pre-tax or $19 million after-tax, of notable items.

2016 net income benefited from $31 million pre-tax, or $19 million after-tax, of notable items, compared with 2015 net income, which was reduced by a net $50 million pre-tax, or $31 million after-tax, of restructuring charges and special items.

All references to Adjusted results* exclude the impact of restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items.

                                     
Restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items*4Q16 change     2016 change
($s in millions, except per share data)         4Q16       3Q16from 3Q16     2016           2015   from 2015
 
Pre-tax net noninterest income $ $ 67 $ (67 ) $ 67 $ $ 67
After-tax noninterest income 41 (41 ) 41 41
 
Pre-tax total noninterest expense (36 ) 36 (36 ) (50 ) 14
After-tax total noninterest expense (22 ) 22 (22 ) (31 ) 9
                                 
Pre-tax restructuring charges, special items and notable items                   31     (31 )   31           (50 )   81
After-tax restructuring charges, special items and notable items         $       $ 19   $ (19 ) $ 19         $ (31 ) $ 50
 
Diluted EPS impact $ $ 0.04 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.04 $ (0.06 ) $ 0.10
 

Fourth quarter 2016 net income available to common stockholders of $282 million decreased $8 million, or 3%, while diluted EPS of $0.55 decreased $0.01, or 2%, versus third quarter 2016, which included a $19 million after-tax, or $0.04 EPS, benefit tied to the TDR transaction gain. Fourth quarter 2016 EPS reflects a 7.2 million reduction in average fully diluted shares outstanding.

Compared with fourth quarter 2015 levels, net income available to common stockholders increased $61 million, or 28%, as revenue growth of $131 million was partially offset by higher noninterest expense and provision for credit losses. Diluted EPS of $0.55 increased $0.13, or 31%, reflecting net income growth and a 16.4 million reduction in average fully diluted shares outstanding.

2016 net income available to common stockholders of $1.0 billion increased $198 million, or 24%, compared with 2015, reflecting 9% revenue growth, partially offset by growth in noninterest expense and provision for credit losses. 2016 diluted EPS of $1.97 increased $0.42, or 27%, and reflects a 14.3 million reduction in average fully diluted shares outstanding. Full-year 2016 EPS was impacted by $14 million in preferred dividends, or $0.03 per diluted common share, compared with $7 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share, of preferred dividends in 2015.

                               
Quarterly trendsFull year
Adjusted results*                   4Q16 change from   2016 change
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q164Q15   2016         2015from 2015
Adjusted net interest income* $ 986 $ 945 $ 870 $ 41 $ 116 $ 3,758 $ 3,402 $ 356
Adjusted noninterest income*   377         368         362   9     15   1,430         1,422   8
Adjusted total revenue* 1,363 1,313 1,232 50 131 5,188 4,824 364
Adjusted noninterest expense* 847 831 810 16 37 3,316 3,209 107
Adjusted net income* 282 278 221 4 61 1,026 871 155
Preferred dividend                 7           (7 )     14         7   7
Adjusted net income available to common stockholders* $ 282 $ 271 $ 221 $ 11 $ 61 $ 1,012 $ 864 $ 148
Adjusted diluted earnings per share*       $ 0.55       $ 0.52       $ 0.42 $ 0.03   $ 0.13 $ 1.93       $ 1.61 $ 0.32

Fourth quarter 2016 net income available to common stockholders increased $11 million, or 4%, from Adjusted third quarter 2016 levels*, reflecting a $50 million increase in total revenue, partially offset by a $16 million increase in noninterest expense and $16 million increase in provision for credit losses. Fourth quarter 2016 diluted EPS of $0.55 increased $0.03, or 6%, compared to third quarter 2016 Adjusted diluted EPS, driven by net income growth and a 7.2 million reduction in average fully diluted shares outstanding.

Compared with fourth quarter 2015 levels, net income available to common stockholders increased $61 million, or 28%, as revenue growth of $131 million was partially offset by a $37 million increase in noninterest expense and an $11 million increase in provision for credit losses. Diluted EPS of $0.55 increased $0.13, or 31%, reflecting net income growth and a 16.4 million reduction in average fully diluted shares outstanding.

On an Adjusted basis*, 2016 net income available to common stockholders of $1.0 billion increased $148 million, or 17%, versus 2015, while 2016 Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.93, increased $0.32, or 20%, and reflected a 14.3 million reduction in average fully diluted shares outstanding.

                 
Net interest income4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q16       4Q15
$       %$       %
Interest income:            
Interest and fees on loans and leases and loans held for sale $ 968 $ 931 $ 832 $ 37 4 % $ 136 16 %
Investment securities 152 146 153 6 4 (1 ) (1 )
Interest-bearing deposits in banks         2         2         1       1   100
Total interest income       $ 1,122       $ 1,079       $ 986 $ 43   4 % $ 136   14 %
Interest expense:
Deposits $ 76 $ 71 $ 60 $ 5 7 % $ 16 27 %
Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase 1 3 (1 ) (100 ) (3 ) (100 )
Other short-term borrowed funds 7 10 16 (3 ) (30 ) (9 ) (56 )
Long-term borrowed funds         53         52         37   1   2   16   43
Total interest expense       $ 136       $ 134       $ 116 $ 2   1 % $ 20   17 %
Net interest income       $ 986       $ 945       $ 870 $ 41   4 % $ 116   13 %
Net interest margin         2.90 %   2.84 %   2.77 %   6   bps   13   bps

Net interest income of $986 million increased $41 million, or 4%, from third quarter 2016, given 2% average loan growth and a six basis point improvement in net interest margin. Net interest margin improvement reflects improved commercial and consumer loan yields, including the benefit of an increase in LIBOR, and lower pay-fixed swap costs, partially offset by the impact of an increase in investment portfolio balances as well as the impact of higher deposit and borrowing costs.

Compared to fourth quarter 2015, net interest income increased $116 million, or 13%, reflecting 8% average loan growth and a 13 basis point improvement in net interest margin. Results were driven by improved loan yields, reflecting the benefit of higher rates and balance sheet optimization initiatives, as well as lower pay-fixed swap costs. Results also reflect lower investment portfolio yields, which included a reduction in Federal Reserve Bank stock dividends, and higher deposit and borrowing costs.

                                         
Noninterest Income4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q164Q15
  $         %   $         %
Service charges and fees $ 153 $ 152 $ 156 $ 1 1 % $ (3 ) (2 ) %
Card fees 50 52 60 (2 ) (4 ) (10 ) (17 )
Trust and investment services fees 34 37 39 (3 ) (8 ) (5 ) (13 )
Mortgage banking fees 36 33 20 3 9 16 80
Capital markets fees 34 34 15 19 127
Foreign exchange and letter of credit fees 25 23 23 2 9 2 9
Securities gains, net 3 10 3 100 (7 ) (70 )
Other income(1)         42         104         39   (62 ) (60 )   3   8
Noninterest income       $ 377       $ 435       $ 362 $ (58 ) (13 ) % $ 15   4 %
1) Other income includes bank-owned life insurance and other income.
 

Noninterest income of $377 million decreased $58 million, or 13%, from third quarter 2016 levels that reflected the benefit of the $72 million TDR Transaction gain in other income. Compared with Adjusted third quarter results*, fourth quarter noninterest income of $377 million increased $9 million, or 2%, largely reflecting higher other income and mortgage banking fees. Other income increased $5 million, driven by higher leasing and interest rate products income. Mortgage banking fees increased $3 million, reflecting improved mortgage servicing rights (“MSR”) valuations and modestly higher origination volumes partially offset by lower loan sale gains. Foreign exchange and letter of credit fees increased $2 million and service charges and fees were relatively flat compared to the prior quarter. Capital markets fees remained stable with robust third quarter 2016 levels driven by strong loan-syndications activity. Card fees declined $2 million given seasonally lower out-of-network ATM transaction fees, and trust and investment services fees declined $3 million, reflecting continued shift in product sales toward fee-based business and a reduction in overall sales volume. Securities gains of $3 million were recorded during the quarter compared to no securities gains in the prior quarter.

Noninterest income increased $15 million, or 4%, from fourth quarter 2015 levels, largely reflecting strength in capital markets and mortgage banking fees partially offset by lower card fees, trust and investment services fees and service charges and fees. Capital markets fees increased $19 million reflecting improved market conditions and further broadening of our capabilities. Mortgage banking fees increased $16 million, reflecting strength in applications and secondary origination volumes and an increase in MSR valuations. Other income increased $5 million driven by higher interest rate product revenue. Card fees decreased $10 million, largely reflecting the card reward accounting change impact. Trust and investment services fees decreased $5 million as the benefit of higher sales volume was more than offset by the impact of a shift in product sales toward fee-based business. Service charges and fees decreased $3 million, largely reflecting lower loan prepayment fees. Securities gains decreased by $7 million.

                                         
Noninterest expense4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q164Q15
  $         %   $         %
Salaries and employee benefits $ 420 $ 432 $ 402 $ (12 ) (3 ) % $ 18 4 %
Outside services 98 102 104 (4 ) (4 ) (6 ) (6 )
Occupancy 77 78 74 (1 ) (1 ) 3 4
Equipment expense 69 65 67 4 6 2 3
Amortization of software 44 46 38 (2 ) (4 ) 6 16
Other operating expense         139         144         125     (5 ) (3 )   14   11
Total noninterest expense $ 847 $ 867 $ 810 $ (20 ) (2 ) % $ 37 5 %
Restructuring charges, special items and Notable Items                 36             (36 ) NM     %
Adjusted noninterest expense*       $ 847       $ 831       $ 810   $ 16   2 % $ 37   5 %

Noninterest expense of $847 million decreased $20 million, or 2%, from third quarter 2016 levels that included $36 million of notable items largely tied to salaries and employee benefits, outside services and other expense. Compared with Adjusted third quarter results*, fourth quarter noninterest expense increased $16 million, or 2%, driven by a $9 million increase in other expense largely reflecting higher fraud, legal and regulatory costs, a $4 million increase in outside services, largely tied to increased consumer loan origination and servicing costs and a $4 million increase in equipment expense, reflecting increased vendor contract licenses and maintenance costs. Results also reflect relatively stable salaries and benefits expense, as higher incentive compensation tied to revenue was largely offset by a reduction in benefits.

Compared with fourth quarter 2015, noninterest expense increased $37 million, or 5%, largely reflecting higher salaries and employee benefits expense, other expense and amortization of software expense partially offset by the card reward accounting change impact and lower outside services expense. Salary and employee benefits expense increased $18 million, reflecting merit increases and higher incentive compensation tied to revenue. Other expense increased $14 million related to higher FDIC insurance expense and higher fraud, legal and regulatory costs. Amortization of software expense increased $6 million, driven by technology investments. These increases were partially offset by the card reward accounting change impact in other expense and a $6 million reduction in outside services expense related to lower regulatory costs.

The effective tax rate for fourth quarter 2016 was 31.9% compared to 30.5% in third quarter 2016, which included benefits from our TOP efficiency initiatives, and 33.4% in fourth quarter 2015.

                 
Consolidated balance sheet review(1)4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q16     4Q15
  $             %     $         %  
Total assets $ 149,520 $ 147,015 $ 138,208 $ 2,505         2 % $ 11,312       8 %
Loans and leases and loans held for sale 108,294 105,993 99,407 2,301 2 8,887 9
Deposits 109,804 108,327 102,539 1,477 1 7,265 7
Average interest-earning assets (quarterly) 134,758 131,669 124,201 3,089 2 10,557 8
Stockholders' equity 19,747 20,181 19,646 (434 ) (2 ) 101 1
Stockholders' common equity 19,499 19,934 19,399 (435 ) (2 ) 100 1
Tangible common equity $ 13,154 $ 13,576 $ 13,000 $ (422 ) (3 ) % $ 154 1 %
Loan-to-deposit ratio (period-end)(2) 98.6 % 97.9 % 96.9 % 77 bps 168 bps
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio(3) 11.2 11.3 11.7
Total capital ratio(3)         14.0 %       14.2 %       15.3 %                              
1) Represents period end unless otherwise noted.
2) Includes loans held for sale.
3) Current reporting period regulatory capital ratios are preliminary. Basel III ratios assume that certain definitions impacting qualifying Basel III capital will phase in through 2019.
 

Total assets of $149.5 billion increased $2.5 billion, or 2%, from September 30, 2016, driven by 2% loan growth, including a $1.3 billion increase in commercial loans and leases and a $940 million increase in retail loans as well as a $374 million increase in investment portfolio assets. Compared with December 31, 2015, total assets increased $11.3 billion, or 8%, primarily reflecting loan growth of $5.4 billion in commercial and $3.2 billion in retail, as well as a $2.4 billion increase in investment portfolio assets.

Average interest-earning assets of $134.8 billion in fourth quarter 2016 increased $3.1 billion, or 2%, from the prior quarter, driven by a $577 million increase in investment portfolio assets, a $1.3 billion increase in commercial loans and leases and a $1.2 billion increase in retail loans. Compared to fourth quarter 2015, average interest-earning assets increased $10.6 billion, or 8%, driven by commercial loan growth of $5.2 billion, retail loan growth of $3.1 billion and a $2.0 billion increase in investment portfolio assets, including $1.6 billion growth in securities and $453 million in cash and equivalents.

                                           
Interest-earning assets4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q164Q15
Period-end interest-earning assets   $         %     $         %  
Investments and interest-bearing deposits $ 28,798 $ 28,424 $ 26,417 $ 374 1 % $ 2,381 9 %
Commercial loans and leases 51,651 50,389 46,214 1,262 3 5,437 12
Retail loans 56,018 55,078 52,828 940 2 3,190 6
Total loans and leases 107,669 105,467 99,042 2,202 2 8,627 9
Loans held for sale, at fair value 583 526 325 57 11 258 79
Other loans held for sale 42 40 42 100 2 5
Total loans and leases and loans held for sale         108,294         105,993         99,407   2,301   2   8,887   9
Total period-end interest-earning assets       $ 137,092       $ 134,417       $ 125,824 $ 2,675   2 % $ 11,268   9 %
Average interest-earning assets
Investments and interest-bearing deposits $ 27,667 $ 27,090 $ 25,664 $ 577 2 % $ 2,003 8 %
Commercial loans and leases 51,032 49,704 45,819 1,328 3 5,213 11
Retail loans 55,502 54,332 52,380 1,170 2 3,122 6
Total loans and leases 106,534 104,036 98,199 2,498 2 8,335 8
Loans held for sale, at fair value 551 474 325 77 16 226 70
Other loans held for sale 6 69 13 (63 ) (91 ) (7 ) (54 )
Total loans and leases and loans held for sale         107,091         104,579         98,537   2,512   2   8,554   9
Total average interest-earning assets       $ 134,758       $ 131,669       $ 124,201 $ 3,089   2 % $ 10,557   8 %

Period-end investments and interest-bearing deposits of $28.8 billion as of December 31, 2016 increased $374 million, or 1%, compared with September 30, 2016, driven by an increase in cash positions held at the Federal Reserve. Compared with December 31, 2015, investments and interest-bearing deposits increased $2.4 billion, or 9%, with $1.5 billion in securities and $846 million in cash and equivalents. At the end of fourth quarter 2016, the average effective duration of the securities portfolio increased to 4.3 years, compared with 2.7 years at September 30, 2016 and 3.5 years at December 31, 2015, reflecting the impact of higher long-term rates, which reduced prepayment speeds.

Period-end loans and leases of $107.7 billion at December 31, 2016 increased $2.2 billion, or 2%, from $105.5 billion at September 30, 2016 and $8.6 billion, or 9%, from $99.0 billion at December 31, 2015. The linked-quarter change was driven by a $1.3 billion increase in commercial loans and leases and a $940 million increase in retail loans. The change from the prior-year period reflects a $5.4 billion increase in commercial loans and leases and a $3.2 billion increase in retail loans.

Average loans and leases increased $2.5 billion, or 2%, from third quarter 2016, reflecting a $1.3 billion increase in commercial loans and leases and a $1.2 billion increase in retail loans. Commercial loan growth was driven by strength in Mid-corporate and Industry Verticals and Commercial Real Estate. Retail loan growth was largely driven by strength in residential mortgages, student and other unsecured retail loans, partially offset by lower home equity balances.

Compared with fourth quarter 2015, average loans and leases of $106.5 billion increased $8.3 billion, or 8%, reflecting a $5.2 billion increase in commercial loans and leases and a $3.1 billion increase in retail loans. Commercial loan and lease growth was driven by strength in Commercial Real Estate, Mid-corporate and Industry Verticals and Franchise Finance, partially offset by lower Asset Finance balances. Retail loan growth was driven by student loans, residential mortgages and unsecured retail loans, partially offset by lower home equity balances.

                         
Deposits4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q16       4Q15
Period-end deposits   $         %     $       %  
Demand deposits $ 28,472 $ 27,292 $ 27,649 $ 1,180       4 % $ 823       3 %
Checking with interest 20,714 20,573 17,921 141 1 2,793 16
Savings 8,964 8,797 8,218 167 2 746 9
Money market accounts 38,176 38,258 36,727 (82 ) 1,449 4
Term deposits         13,478         13,407         12,024   71   1   1,454 12
Total period-end deposits       $ 109,804       $ 108,327       $ 102,539 $ 1,477   1 % $ 7,265 7 %
Average deposits
Demand deposits $ 28,443 $ 27,467 $ 27,475 $ 976 4 % $ 968 4 %
Checking with interest 20,268 19,997 17,117 271 1 3,151 18
Savings 8,826 8,779 8,087 47 1 739 9
Money market accounts 38,397 37,597 36,488 800 2 1,909 5
Term deposits         13,191         12,806         12,201   385   3   990 8
Total average deposits       $ 109,125       $ 106,646       $ 101,368 $ 2,479   2 % $ 7,757 8 %

Period-end total deposits at December 31, 2016 of $109.8 billion increased $1.5 billion, or 1%, from September 30, 2016, driven by growth of $1.2 billion in demand deposits. Compared with December 31, 2015, period-end total deposits increased $7.3 billion, or 7%, reflecting growth across all categories led by strength in checking with interest, term deposits and money market accounts.

Fourth quarter 2016 average deposits of $109.1 billion increased $2.5 billion, or 2%, from third quarter 2016, driven by growth in demand deposits, money market and term deposits. Compared with fourth quarter 2015, average deposits increased $7.8 billion, or 8%, driven by growth in all categories.

                         
Borrowed funds4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q16       4Q15
Period-end borrowed funds   $       %     $       %  
Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase $ 1,148 $ 900 $ 802 $ 248       28 % $ 346       43 %
Other short-term borrowed funds 3,211 2,512 2,630 699 28 581 22
Long-term borrowed funds         12,790         11,902         9,886   888 7   2,904 29
Total borrowed funds       $ 17,149       $ 15,314       $ 13,318 $ 1,835 12 % $ 3,831 29 %
 
Average borrowed funds       $ 15,210       $ 14,379       $ 12,603 $ 831 6 % $ 2,607 21 %

Total borrowed funds of $17.1 billion at December 31, 2016 increased $1.8 billion from September 30, 2016, reflecting a $947 million increase in short-term borrowings, driven by $749 million in senior debt that now matures in less than one year, and fed funds purchased and an $888 million increase in net long-term funding, specifically Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) borrowings. Compared with December 31, 2015, total borrowed funds increased $3.8 billion, primarily reflecting a $2.9 billion increase in long-term borrowings and a $927 million increase in short-term borrowings, including the $749 million of senior debt that now matures in less than one year. Average borrowed funds of $15.2 billion increased $831 million from third quarter 2016, driven by higher short-term borrowings, which included the impact of senior debt migrating from long-term borrowings. Compared with fourth quarter 2015, average borrowed funds increased $2.6 billion, reflecting an increase in long-term senior debt and incremental long-term FHLB borrowings.

                                     
Capital4Q16 change from
($s and shares in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q164Q15
Period-end capital   $         %     $         %  
Stockholders' equity $ 19,747 $ 20,181 $ 19,646 $ (434 ) (2 ) % $ 101 1 %
Stockholders' common equity 19,499 19,934 19,399 (435 ) (2 ) 100 1
Tangible common equity 13,154 13,576 13,000 (422 ) (3 ) 154 1
Tangible book value per common share $ 25.69 $ 26.20 $ 24.63 $ (0.51 ) (2 ) 1.06 4
Common shares - at end of period 512.0 518.1 527.8 (6.2 ) (1 ) (15.8 ) (3 )
Common shares - average (diluted) 513.9 521.1 530.3 (7.2 ) (1 ) % (16.4 ) (3 ) %
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio(1,2) 11.2 % 11.3 % 11.7 %
Total capital ratio(1,2) 14.0 14.2 15.3
Tier 1 leverage ratio(1,2)         9.9 %       10.1 %       10.5 %                    
1) Current reporting-period regulatory capital ratios are preliminary
2) Basel III ratios assume that certain definitions impacting qualifying Basel III capital will phase in through 2019.
 

On December 31, 2016, our Basel III capital ratios on a transitional basis remained well in excess of applicable regulatory requirements with a CET1 capital ratio of 11.2% and a total capital ratio of 14.0%. Our capital ratios continue to reflect progress against our objective of realigning our capital profile to be more consistent with that of peer regional banks, while maintaining a strong capital base to support our growth aspirations, strategy and risk appetite.

As part of the CFG’s 2016 Capital Plan (the “Plan”), during the fourth quarter the company repurchased 6.3 million shares of common stock at an average price of $28.71 per share. Tangible book value per common share of $25.69 decreased 2% versus third quarter 2016 and increased 4% versus fourth quarter 2015. The decrease compared to the prior quarter largely reflects mark-to-market losses on the available for sale securities portfolio of $334 million, which reduced other comprehensive income. The Plan includes the repurchase of up to $690 million of Citizens’ outstanding common stock beginning in third quarter 2016 through second quarter 2017, with $260 million in remaining availability as of December 31, 2016. In accordance with the Plan, the company paid quarterly dividends of $0.12 per share in the third and fourth quarters of 2016, and has declared a dividend of $0.14 per share for the first quarter 2017. Future capital actions are subject to consideration and approval by CFG’s Board of Directors.

                 
Credit quality review4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q16       4Q15
  $             %     $             %  
Nonperforming loans and leases $ 1,045 $ 1,107 $ 1,060 $ (62 )         (6 ) % $ (15 )         (1 ) %
Net charge-offs 104 83 77 21 25 27 35
Provision for credit losses 102 86 91 16 19 11 12
Allowance for loan and lease losses $ 1,236 $ 1,240 $ 1,216 $ (4 ) (0 ) % $ 20 (2 ) %
Total nonperforming loans and leases

as a % of total loans and leases

0.97 % 1.05 % 1.07 % (8 ) bps (10 ) bps
Net charge-offs as % of total loans and leases 0.39 0.32 0.31 7 bps 8 bps
Allowance for loan and lease losses as a % of total loans and leases 1.15 % 1.18 % 1.23 % (3 ) bps (8 ) bps
Allowance for loan and lease losses as a % of nonperforming loans and leases         118.32 %       112.03 %       114.64 %   629       bps               368       bps      

Overall credit quality continued to improve reflecting growth in lower risk retail loans and modest increases in commercial categories. Nonperforming loans of $1.0 billion decreased $62 million from September 30, 2016, driven by a $53 million decrease in retail, with a reduction in residential mortgage reflecting higher home values and borrowers’ improved ability to repay, and a $9 million decrease in commercial. Compared to December 31, 2015, nonperforming loans and leases decreased $15 million as increases in commercial, largely commodities-related portfolio, were offset by improvements in consumer real-estate secured categories. The nonperforming loans and leases to total loans and leases ratio of 0.97% at December 31, 2016 compares with 1.05% at September 30, 2016 and 1.07% at December 31, 2015.

Net charge-offs of $104 million increased $21 million from third quarter 2016 levels, driven by a $14 million reduction in recoveries of prior-period charge-offs and the $7 million impact of a one-time methodology change in the auto portfolio. Compared with fourth quarter 2015, net charge-offs increased $27 million, driven by a $19 million increase in commercial, largely tied to commodities-related credits, and the $7 million impact of the methodology change in auto. Fourth quarter 2016 net charge-offs of 39 basis points of average loans and leases compares with 32 basis points in third quarter 2016 and 31 basis points in fourth quarter 2015.

Allowance for loan and lease losses of $1.2 billion was stable compared to third quarter 2016 and increased $20 million, or 2%, from fourth quarter 2015, largely reflecting continued loan growth.

Allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans and leases was 1.15% as of December 31, 2016, relatively stable compared with 1.18% as of September 30, 2016 and 1.23% as of December 31, 2015. The allowance for loan and lease losses to nonperforming loans and leases ratio increased slightly to 118% as of December 31, 2016 from 112% as of September 30, 2016 and 115% as of December 31, 2015, given the lower level of nonperforming loans and leases.

                   

Additional Segment Detail:

 
Consumer Banking Segment4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q16       4Q15
  $           %     $           %  
Net interest income $ 639 $ 621 $ 565 $ 18         3 % $ 74         13 %
Noninterest income         227         229         226   (2 ) (1 )   1  
Total revenue 866 850 791 16 2 75 9
Noninterest expense         649         650         624   (1 )   25   4
Pre-provision profit 217 200 167 17 9 50 30
Provision for credit losses         74         57         65   17   30   9   14
Income before income tax expense 143 143 102 41 40
Income tax expense         51         51         35       16   46
Net income       $ 92       $ 92       $ 67 $   % $ 25   37 %
 
Average balances                            
Total loans and leases (1) $ 56,711 $ 55,376 $ 52,737 $ 1,335 2 % $ 3,974 8 %
Total deposits       $ 73,124       $ 72,141       $ 70,939 $ 983   1 % $ 2,185   3 %
 
Key performance metrics*                        
ROTCE (2) 7.0 % 7.0 % 5.5 % (7 ) bps 147 bps
Efficiency ratio 75 % 76 % 79 % (156 ) bps (395 ) bps
Loan-to-deposit ratio (period-end)(1)         77.3 %       77.2 %       74.5 %   11   bps   280   bps
1) Includes held for sale.
2) Operating segments are allocated capital on a risk-adjusted basis considering economic and regulatory capital requirements. We approximate that regulatory capital is equivalent to a sustainable target level of common equity tier 1 and then allocate that approximation to the segments based on economic capital.
 

Consumer Banking net income of $92 million in fourth quarter 2016 was flat with third quarter 2016, reflecting a $16 million increase in total revenue and relatively stable noninterest expense, largely offset by a $17 million increase in provision for credit losses. Net interest income increased $18 million, or 3%, from third quarter 2016, reflecting the benefit of a $1.3 billion increase in average loans led by higher mortgage, student and unsecured retail loans and improved loan yields, partially offset by higher deposit costs. Noninterest income was relatively stable as higher mortgage banking fees were more than offset by lower trust and investment fees and a reduction in card fees, reflecting seasonally lower out-of-network ATM fees.

Noninterest expense decreased modestly from third quarter 2016 levels that included $7 million of home equity notable items.* Results excluding these items were largely driven by higher fraud and regulatory and legal costs and increased equipment and outside services costs, offsetting lower salaries and benefits, nonperforming asset costs and occupancy expense. Provision for credit losses increased $17 million, largely driven by higher auto net charge-offs, including a $7 million increase related to a methodology change and a $5 million increase related to a reduction in consumer real estate secured recoveries from higher third quarter 2016 levels.

Compared with fourth quarter 2015, net income increased $25 million, or 37%, reflecting a $75 million increase in total revenue, which more than offset a $25 million increase in noninterest expense and a $9 million increase in provision for credit losses. Net interest income increased $74 million, or 13%, driven by a $4.0 billion increase in average loans led by higher student, mortgage and unsecured retail balances as well as improved loan yields and deposit spreads. Noninterest income was relatively stable with fourth quarter 2016 levels, driven by $16 million of higher mortgage banking fees tied to wider gain on sale spreads, secondary volumes and an MSR valuation increase. These results were partially offset by an $8 million card reward accounting change impact and a $5 million decrease in trust and investment fees.

Noninterest expense increased $25 million, or 4%, largely driven by higher fraud, regulatory and legal costs, insurance costs and salaries and benefits expense tied to merit and incentives as well increased amortization of software expense, partially offset by the card reward accounting change impact. Provision for credit losses increased $9 million from fourth quarter 2015, largely driven by higher net charge-offs in auto related to a methodology change.

                                   
Commercial Banking Segment4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q164Q15
  $         %     $         %  
Net interest income $ 347 $ 327 $ 301 $ 20 6 % $ 46 15 %
Noninterest income         122         123         107     (1 ) (1 )   15   14
Total revenue 469 450 408 19 4 61 15
Noninterest expense         187         181         180     6   3   7   4
Pre-provision profit 282 269 228 13 5 54 24
Provision for credit losses         20         19         (2 )         1   5   22   NM
Income before income tax expense 262 250 230 12 5 32 14
Income tax expense         90         88         78           2   2   12   15
Net income       $ 172       $ 162       $ 152         $ 10   6 % $ 20   13 %
 
Average balances                                  
Total loans and leases (1) $ 47,010 $ 46,611 $ 42,642 $ 399 1 % $ 4,368 10 %
Total deposits       $ 29,410       $ 27,847       $ 24,600         $ 1,563   6 % $ 4,810   20 %
 
Key performance metrics*                              
ROTCE (2) 12.9 % 12.5 % 12.6 % 44 bps 37 bps
Efficiency ratio 40 % 40 % 44 % (38 ) bps (419 ) bps
Loan-to-deposit ratio (period-end)(1)         166.2 %       161.4 %       172.6   %       480   bps   (634 ) bps
1) Includes held for sale.
2) Operating segments are allocated capital on a risk-adjusted basis considering economic and regulatory capital requirements. We approximate that regulatory capital is equivalent to a sustainable target level for common equity tier 1 and then allocate that approximation to the segments based on economic capital.
 

Commercial Banking net income of $172 million in fourth quarter 2016 increased $10 million, or 6%, versus third quarter 2016, reflecting a $19 million increase in total revenue, partially offset by a $6 million increase in noninterest expense and relatively stable provision for credit losses. Net interest income of $347 million increased $20 million, or 6%, driven by loan and deposit growth and higher interest rates. Average loans and leases increased $399 million as growth in Mid-corporate and Industry Verticals and Commercial Real Estate was partially offset by a $994 million average decrease related to the transfer of an Asset Finance lease and loan portfolio to non-core at the end of third quarter 2016. Noninterest income remained stable as modest growth in foreign exchange and letter of credit fees and interest rate product fees was offset by a reduction in other income, including lower leasing fees related to the Asset Finance lease and loan portfolio transfer to non-core.

Noninterest expense increased $6 million, largely reflecting higher operational losses, higher salaries and benefits expense tied to incentive compensation and higher insurance costs, partially offset by lower depreciation expense related to the Asset Finance lease and loan portfolio transfer to non-core. Provision for credit losses was slightly higher.

Compared to fourth quarter 2015, net income increased $20 million, or 13%, as a $61 million increase in total revenue more than offset a $7 million increase in noninterest expense and a $22 million increase in provision for credit losses. Net interest income increased $46 million, or 15%, from fourth quarter 2015, driven by strong loan and deposit growth and the benefit of higher interest rates. Average loans and leases increased $4.4 billion, driven by strength in Mid-corporate and Industry Verticals, Commercial Real Estate and Franchise Finance, despite the impact of the $1.2 billion transfer of the Asset Finance lease and loan portfolio to non-core. Noninterest income increased $15 million from fourth quarter 2015 levels, largely reflecting strength in capital markets, interest rate products and foreign exchange fees, partially offset by lower leasing income related to the Asset Finance lease and loan portfolio transfer to non-core.

Noninterest expense increased $7 million from fourth quarter 2015, largely reflecting higher salaries and employee benefits tied to incentive compensation and higher benefits costs, partially offset by lower outside services expense and lower depreciation expense related to the Asset Finance lease and loan portfolio transfer to non-core. Provision for credit losses increased $22 million versus fourth quarter 2015, driven by increased losses largely related to higher charge-offs in commodities-related credits.

                         
Other(1)4Q16 change from
($s in millions)       4Q16       3Q16       4Q153Q16       4Q15
  $         %     $         %  
Net interest income $ $ (3 ) $ 4 $ 3       100 % $ (4 )       (100 ) %
Noninterest income         28           83           29     (55 ) (66 )   (1 ) (3 )
Total revenue 28 80 33 (52 ) (65 ) (5 ) (15 )
Noninterest expense         11           36           6     (25 ) (69 )   5   83
Pre-provision profit (loss) 17 44 27 (27 ) (61 ) (10 ) (37 )
Provision for credit losses         8           10           28     (2 ) (20 )   (20 ) (71 )
Income (loss) before income tax expense (benefit) 9 34 (1 ) (25 ) (74 ) 10 NM
Income tax expense (benefit)         (9 )         (9 )         (3 )       (6 ) NM
Net income (loss)       $ 18         $ 43         $ 2   $ (25 ) (58 ) $ 16   NM
 
Average balances                            
Total loans and leases (2) $ 3,370 $ 2,592 $ 3,158 $ 778 30 % $ 212 7 %
Total deposits       $ 6,591         $ 6,658         $ 5,829   $ (67 ) (1 ) % $ 762   13 %
1) Includes the financial impact of non-core, liquidating loan portfolios and other non-core assets, our treasury activities, wholesale funding activities, securities portfolio, community development assets and other unallocated assets, liabilities, revenues, provision for credit losses and expenses not attributed to our Consumer Banking or Commercial Banking segments.
2) Includes held for sale.
 

Other net income of $18 million in fourth quarter 2016 decreased $25 million versus third quarter 2016, largely driven by the net impact of notable items* in third quarter 2016. Other recorded no net interest income in fourth quarter 2016, an increase of $3 million, largely driven by higher investment income and higher non-core interest income related to the transfer of a $1.2 billion Asset Finance lease and loan portfolio in third quarter 2016 and lower legacy swap expense. Noninterest income of $28 million decreased $55 million, largely reflecting the impact of the TDR Transaction gain recorded in third quarter 2016.

Noninterest expense of $11 million decreased $25 million, driven by the impact of notable items* recorded in third quarter 2016. Provision for credit losses of $8 million in fourth quarter 2016 decreased $2 million from third quarter 2016.

Other net income in fourth quarter 2016 increased $16 million from fourth quarter 2015, driven by a $20 million decrease in provision for credit losses. Net interest income decreased $4 million, reflecting higher borrowed funds costs. Noninterest income remained relatively stable.

Noninterest expense increased $5 million from fourth quarter 2015, largely reflecting increased depreciation expense related to the Asset Finance lease and loan transfer to non-core. Provision for credit losses was down $20 million, driven by a $2 million reserve release compared to a $14 million reserve build in fourth quarter 2015.

Corresponding Financial Tables and Information

Investors are encouraged to review the foregoing summary and discussion of Citizens' earnings and financial condition in conjunction with the detailed financial tables and other information available on the Investor Relations portion of the company’s website at www.citizensbank.com/about-us.

Conference Call

CFG management will host a live conference call today with details as follows:

 
Time:         9:00 am ET
 
Dial-in: (800) 230-1059, conference ID 404800

Webcast/Presentation: The live webcast will be available at http://investor.citizensbank.com under Events & Presentations

Replay Information: A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 11:00 am ET on January 20 through February 20, 2017. Please dial (800) 475-6701 and enter access code 404800. The webcast replay will be available at http://investor.citizensbank.com under Events & Presentations.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $149.5 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides wealth management, mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania as Citizens Bank, Citizens Commercial Banking and Citizens One. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.

Key Performance Metrics and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Key Performance Metrics:

Our management team uses certain key performance metrics (“KPMs”) to gauge our performance and progress over time in achieving our strategic and operational goals and also in comparing our performance against our peers. In connection with our path to becoming an independent public company, we established the following financial targets, in addition to others, as KPMs. These KPMs are utilized by our management in measuring our progress against financial goals and as a tool in helping assess performance for compensation purposes. These KPMs can largely be found in our Registration Statements on Form S-1 and our periodic reports, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are supplemented from time to time with additional information in connection with our quarterly earnings releases.

Our key performance metrics include:

Return on average tangible common equity (“ROTCE”);

Return on average total tangible assets (“ROTA”);

Efficiency ratio;

Operating leverage; and

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (Basel III fully phased-in basis).

In establishing goals for these KPMs, we determined that they would be measured on a management-reporting basis, or an operating basis, which we refer to externally as “Adjusted” results. We believe that these “Adjusted” results, which exclude restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items, as applicable, provide the best representation of our underlying financial progress toward these goals as they exclude items that our management does not consider indicative of our on-going financial performance. We have consistently shown these metrics on this basis to investors since our initial public offering in September of 2014. Adjusted KPMs are considered non-GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This document contains non-GAAP financial measures. The following tables present reconciliations of our non-GAAP measures. These reconciliations exclude restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items, which are included, where applicable, in the financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. Restructuring charges and special items include expenses related to our efforts to improve processes and enhance efficiencies, as well as rebranding, separation from RBS and regulatory expenses. Notable items include certain revenue or expense items that may occur in a reporting period, which management does not consider indicative of on-going financial performance.

The non-GAAP measures presented below include “noninterest income”, “total revenue”, “noninterest expense”, “pre-provision profit”, “income before income tax expense”, “income tax expense”, “net income”, “net income available to common stockholders”, “other income”, “salaries and employee benefits”, “outside services”, “occupancy”, “equipment expense”, “other operating expense”, and “net income per average common share”, “return on average common equity” and “return on average total assets”.

We believe these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors because these are among the measures used by our management team to evaluate our operating performance and make day-to-day operating decisions. In addition, we believe restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items in any period do not reflect the operational performance of the business in that period and, accordingly, it is useful to consider these line items with and without restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items. We believe this presentation also increases comparability of period-to-period results.

Other companies may use similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures that are calculated differently from the way we calculate such measures. Accordingly, our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. We caution investors not to place undue reliance on such non-GAAP measures, but instead to consider them with the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for our results as reported under GAAP.

                                                         

Key performance metrics, non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations

Adjusted excluding restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items)

($s in millions, except per share data)

 
QUARTERLY TRENDSFULL YEAR
4Q16 Change2016 Change  
4Q16     3Q16     2Q16     1Q16     4Q153Q164Q1520162015   2015  
  $   %   $%   $   %
Noninterest income, adjusted:
Noninterest income (GAAP) $ 377 $ 435 $ 355 $ 330 $ 362 ($58 ) (13 %) $ 15 4 % $ 1,497 $ 1,422 $ 75 5 %
Less: Special items
Less: Notable items     67           (67 ) (100 )     67         67   100
Noninterest income, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 377 $ 368   $ 355 $ 330 $ 362 $ 9   2 % $ 15 4 % $ 1,430   $ 1,422   $ 8   1 %
Total revenue, adjusted:
Total revenue (GAAP) A $ 1,363 $ 1,380 $ 1,278 $ 1,234 $ 1,232 ($17 ) (1 %) $ 131 11 % $ 5,255 $ 4,824 $ 431 9 %
Less: Special items
Less: Notable items     67           (67 ) (100 )     67         67   100
Total revenue, adjusted (non-GAAP) B $ 1,363 $ 1,313   $ 1,278 $ 1,234 $ 1,232 $ 50   4 % $ 131 11 % $ 5,188   $ 4,824   $ 364   8 %
Noninterest expense, adjusted:
Noninterest expense (GAAP) C $ 847 $ 867 $ 827 $ 811 $ 810 ($20 ) (2 %) $ 37 5 % $ 3,352 $ 3,259 $ 93 3 %
Less: Restructuring charges and special items 50 (50 ) (100 )
Less: Notable items     36           (36 ) (100 )     36         36   100
Noninterest expense, adjusted (non-GAAP) D $ 847 $ 831   $ 827 $ 811 $ 810 $ 16   2 % $ 37 5 % $ 3,316   $ 3,209   $ 107   3 %
Pre-provision profit, adjusted:
Total revenue, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 1,363 $ 1,313 $ 1,278 $ 1,234 $ 1,232 $ 50 4 % $ 131 11 % $ 5,188 $ 4,824 $ 364 8 %
Less: Noninterest expense, adjusted (non-GAAP)   847   831     827   811   810   16   2   37 5   3,316     3,209     107   3
Pre-provision profit, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 516 $ 482   $ 451 $ 423 $ 422 $ 34   7 % $ 94 22 % $ 1,872   $ 1,615   $ 257   16 %
Income before income tax expense, adjusted:
Income before income tax expense (GAAP) $ 414 $ 427 $ 361 $ 332 $ 331 ($13 ) (3 %) $ 83 25 % $ 1,534 $ 1,263 $ 271 21 %
Less: Income before income tax expense (benefit) related to restructuring charges and special items (50 ) 50 100
Less: Income before income tax expense (benefit) related to notable items     31           (31 ) (100 )     31         31   100
Income before income tax expense, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 414 $ 396   $ 361 $ 332 $ 331 $ 18   5 % $ 83 25 % $ 1,503   $ 1,313   $ 190   14 %
Income tax expense, adjusted:
Income tax expense (GAAP) $ 132 $ 130 $ 118 $ 109 $ 110 $ 2 2 % $ 22 20 % $ 489 $ 423 $ 66 16 %
Less: Income tax expense (benefit) related to restructuring charges and special items (19 ) 19 100
Less: Income tax expense (benefit) related to notable items     12           (12 ) (100 )     12         12   100
Income tax expense, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 132 $ 118   $ 118 $ 109 $ 110 $ 14   12 % $ 22 20 % $ 477   $ 442   $ 35   8 %
Net income, adjusted:
Net income (GAAP) E $ 282 $ 297 $ 243 $ 223 $ 221 ($15 ) (5 %) $ 61 28 % $ 1,045 $ 840 $ 205 24 %
Add: Restructuring charges and special items, net of income tax expense (benefit) 31 (31 ) (100 )
Add: Notable items, net of income tax expense (benefit)     (19 )         19   100     (19 )       (19 ) (100 )
Net income, adjusted (non-GAAP) F $ 282 $ 278   $ 243 $ 223 $ 221 $ 4   1 % $ 61 28 % $ 1,026   $ 871   $ 155   18 %
Net income available to common stockholders, adjusted:
Net income available to common stockholders (GAAP) G $ 282 $ 290 $ 243 $ 216 $ 221 ($8 ) (3 %) $ 61 28 % $ 1,031 $ 833 $ 198 24 %
Add: Restructuring charges and special items, net of income tax expense (benefit) 31 (31 ) (100 )
Add: Notable items, net of income tax expense (benefit)     (19 )         19   100     (19 )       (19 ) (100 )
Net income available to common stockholders, adjusted (non-GAAP) H $ 282 $ 271   $ 243 $ 216 $ 221 $ 11   4 % $ 61 28 % $ 1,012   $ 864   $ 148   17 %
Effective income tax rate, adjusted:
Effective income tax rate 31.9 % 33.5 %
Effective income tax rate, adjusted: 31.7 33.7
 

Key performance metrics, non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations

(Adjusted excluding restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items)

($s in millions, except per share data)

    QUARTERLY TRENDS     FULL YEAR
                    4Q16 Change         2016 Change  
4Q16     3Q16     2Q16     1Q16     4Q153Q16     4Q15   2016     2015       2015  
$/bps     %   $/bps     %   $/bps   %  
Operating leverage:
Total revenue (GAAP) A $ 1,363 $ 1,380 $ 1,278 $ 1,234 $ 1,232 ($17 ) (1.23 %) $ 131 10.63 % $ 5,255 $ 4,824 $ 431 8.93 %
Less: Noninterest expense (GAAP) C 847 867 827 811 810 (20 ) (2.31 ) 37 4.57   3,352 3,259 93 2.85  
Operating leverage 1.08 % 6.06 % 6.08 %
Operating leverage, adjusted:
Total revenue, adjusted (non-GAAP) B $ 1,363 $ 1,313 $ 1,278 $ 1,234 $ 1,232 $ 50 3.81 % $ 131 10.63 % $ 5,188 $ 4,824 $ 364 7.55 %
Less: Noninterest expense, adjusted (non-GAAP) D 847 831 827 811 810 16 1.93   37 4.57   3,316 3,209 107 3.33  
Operating leverage, adjusted (non-GAAP) 1.88 % 6.06 % 4.22 %
Efficiency ratio and efficiency ratio, adjusted:
Efficiency ratio C/A 62.18 % 62.88 % 64.71 % 65.66 % 65.76 % (70 ) bps (358 ) bps 63.80 % 67.56 % (376 ) bps
Efficiency ratio, adjusted (non-GAAP) D/B 62.18 63.31 64.71 65.66 65.76 (113 ) bps (358 ) bps 63.92 66.52 (260 ) bps
Return on average common equity and return on average common equity, adjusted:
Average common equity (GAAP) I $ 19,645 $ 19,810 $ 19,768 $ 19,567 $ 19,359 ($165 ) (1 %) $ 286 1 % $ 19,698 $ 19,354 $ 344 2 %
Return on average common equity G/I 5.70 % 5.82 % 4.94 % 4.45 % 4.51 % (12 ) bps 119 bps 5.23 % 4.30 % 93 bps
Return on average common equity, adjusted (non-GAAP) H/I 5.70 5.44 4.94 4.45 4.51 26 bps 119 bps 5.14 4.46 68 bps
Return on average tangible common equity and return on average tangible common equity, adjusted:
Average common equity (GAAP) I $ 19,645 $ 19,810 $ 19,768 $ 19,567 $ 19,359 ($165 ) (1 %) $ 286 1 % $ 19,698 $ 19,354 $ 344 2 %
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Less: Average other intangibles (GAAP) 1 1 2 3 3 (2 ) (67 ) 2 4 (2 ) (50 )
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)   523     509     496     481     468     14   3   55   12   502       445     57   13
Average tangible common equity J $ 13,291   $ 13,442   $ 13,386   $ 13,169   $ 12,948     ($151 ) (1 %) $ 343   3 % $ 13,322   $ 12,919   $ 403   3 %
Return on average tangible common equity G/J 8.43 % 8.58 % 7.30 % 6.61 % 6.75 % (15 ) bps 168 bps 7.74 % 6.45 % 129 bps
Return on average tangible common equity, adjusted (non-GAAP) H/J 8.43 8.02 7.30 6.61 6.75 41 bps 168 bps 7.60 6.69 91 bps
Return on average total assets and return on average total assets, adjusted:
Average total assets (GAAP) K $ 147,315 $ 144,399 $ 142,179 $ 138,780 $ 136,298 $ 2,916 2 % $ 11,017 8 % $ 143,183 $ 135,070 $ 8,113 6 %
Return on average total assets E/K 0.76 % 0.82 % 0.69 % 0.65 % 0.64 % (6 ) bps 12 bps 0.73 % 0.62 % 11 bps
Return on average total assets, adjusted (non-GAAP) F/K 0.76 0.77 0.69 0.65 0.64 (1 ) bps 12 bps 0.72 0.64 8 bps
Return on average total tangible assets and return on average total tangible assets, adjusted:
Average total assets (GAAP) K $ 147,315 $ 144,399 $ 142,179 $ 138,780 $ 136,298 $ 2,916 2 % $ 11,017 8 % $ 143,183 $ 135,070 $ 8,113 6 %
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Less: Average other intangibles (GAAP) 1 1 2 3 3 (2 ) (67 ) 2 4 (2 ) (50 )
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)   523     509     496     481     468     14   3   55   12   502     445     57   13
Average tangible assets L $ 140,961   $ 138,031   $ 135,797   $ 132,382   $ 129,887   $ 2,930   2 % $ 11,074   9 % $ 136,807   $ 128,635   $ 8,172   6 %
Return on average total tangible assets E/L 0.79 % 0.86 % 0.72 % 0.68 % 0.67 % (7 ) bps 12 bps 0.76 % 0.65 % 11 bps
Return on average total tangible assets, adjusted (non-GAAP) F/L 0.79 0.80 0.72 0.68 0.67 (1 ) bps 12 bps 0.75 0.68 7 bps
                                                   

Key performance metrics, non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations

(Adjusted excluding restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items)

($s in millions, except per share data)

 
QUARTERLY TRENDSFULL YEAR
4Q16 Change2016 Change  
4Q16   3Q16   2Q16   1Q16   4Q153Q164Q15   2016   2015   2015  
$/bps%   $/bps%   $/bps%  
Tangible book value per common share:
Common shares - at end of period (GAAP) M 511,954,871 518,148,345 529,094,976 528,933,727 527,774,428 (6,193,474 ) (1 %) (15,819,557 ) (3 %) 511,954,871 527,774,428 (15,819,557 ) (3 %)
Common stockholders' equity (GAAP) $ 19,499 $ 19,934 $ 19,979 $ 19,718 $ 19,399 ($435 ) (2 ) $ 100 1 $ 19,499 $ 19,399 $ 100 1
Less: Goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Less: Other intangible assets (GAAP) 1 1 2 3 3 (2 ) (67 ) 1 3 (2 ) (67 )
Add: Deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)   532     519     507     494     480   13   3   52   11   532   480   52   11
Tangible common equity N $ 13,154   $ 13,576   $ 13,608   $ 13,333   $ 13,000   ($422 ) (3 %) $ 154   1 % $ 13,154 $ 13,000 $ 154   1 %
Tangible book value per common share N/M $ 25.69 $ 26.20 $ 25.72 $ 25.21 $ 24.63 ($0.51 ) (2 %) $ 1.06 4 % $ 25.69 $ 24.63 $ 1.06 4 %
Net income per average common share - basic and diluted, adjusted:
Average common shares outstanding - basic (GAAP) O 512,015,920 519,458,976 528,968,330 528,070,648 527,648,630 (7,443,056 ) (1 %) (15,632,710 ) (3 %) 522,093,545 535,599,731 (13,506,186 ) (3 %)
Average common shares outstanding - diluted (GAAP) P 513,897,085 521,122,466 530,365,203 530,446,188 530,275,673 (7,225,381 ) (1 ) (16,378,588 ) (3 ) 523,930,718 538,220,898 (14,290,180 ) (3 )
Net income available to common stockholders (GAAP) G $ 282 $ 290 $ 243 $ 216 $ 221 ($8 ) (3 ) $ 61 28 $ 1,031 $ 833 $ 198 24
Net income per average common share - basic (GAAP) G/O 0.55 0.56 0.46 0.41 0.42 (0.01 ) (2 ) 0.13 31 1.97 1.55 0.42 27
Net income per average common share - diluted (GAAP) G/P 0.55 0.56 0.46 0.41 0.42 (0.01 ) (2 ) 0.13 31 1.97 1.55 0.42 27
Net income available to common stockholders, adjusted (non-GAAP) H 282 271 243 216 221 11 4 61 28 1,012 864 148 17
Net income per average common share - basic, adjusted (non-GAAP) H/O 0.55 0.52 0.46 0.41 0.42 0.03 6 0.13 31 1.94 1.61 0.33 20
Net income per average common share - diluted, adjusted (non-GAAP) H/P 0.55 0.52 0.46 0.41 0.42 0.03 6 0.13 31 1.93 1.61 0.32 20
Pro forma Basel III fully phased-in common equity tier 1 capital ratio1:
Common equity tier 1 (regulatory) $ 13,822 $ 13,763 $ 13,768 $ 13,570 $ 13,389
Less: Change in DTA and other threshold deductions (GAAP)           1     1     2  
Pro forma Basel III fully phased-in common equity tier 1 Q $ 13,822   $ 13,763   $ 13,767   $ 13,569   $ 13,387  
Risk-weighted assets (regulatory general risk weight approach) $ 123,857 $ 121,612 $ 119,492 $ 116,591 $ 114,084
Add: Net change in credit and other risk-weighted assets (regulatory)   244     228     228     232     244  
Pro forma Basel III standardized approach risk-weighted assets R $ 124,101   $ 121,840   $ 119,720   $ 116,823   $ 114,328  
Pro forma Basel III fully phased-in common equity tier 1 capital ratio1 Q/R 11.1 % 11.3 % 11.5 % 11.6 % 11.7 %

 

1 Basel III ratios assume certain definitions impacting qualifying Basel III capital, which otherwise will phase in through 2019, are fully phased-in. Ratios also reflect the required US Standardized methodology for calculating RWAs, effective January 1, 2015.
 
                                                   

Key performance metrics, non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations

(Adjusted excluding restructuring charges, special items and/or notable items)

($s in millions, except per share data)

 
QUARTERLY TRENDSFULL YEAR
4Q16 Change2016 Change  
4Q16     3Q16     2Q16     1Q16     4Q153Q164Q15   2016   2015   2015  
  $   %     $   %     $   %  
Other income, adjusted
Other income (GAAP) $ 28 $ 90 $ 18 $ 16 $ 23 ($62 ) (69 %) $ 5 22 % $ 152 $ 94 $ 58 62 %
Less: Special items
Less: Notable items     67           (67 ) (100 )       67     67   100
Other income, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 28 $ 23 $ 18 $ 16 $ 23   $ 5   22 % $ 5   22 % $ 85 $ 94   ($9 ) (10 %)
Salaries and employee benefits, adjusted:
Salaries and employee benefits (GAAP) $ 420 $ 432 $ 432 $ 425 $ 402 ($12 ) (3 %) $ 18 4 % $ 1,709 $ 1,636 $ 73 4 %
Less: Restructuring charges and special items (2 ) 2 100 3 (3 ) (100 )
Less: Notable items     11           (11 ) (100 )       11     11   100
Salaries and employee benefits, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 420 $ 421 $ 432 $ 425 $ 404     ($1 ) 0 % $ 16   4 % $ 1,698 $ 1,633 $ 65   4 %
Outside services, adjusted:
Outside services (GAAP) $ 98 $ 102 $ 86 $ 91 $ 104 ($4 ) (4 %) ($6 ) (6 %) $ 377 $ 371 $ 6 2 %
Less: Restructuring charges and special items 2 (2 ) (100 ) 26 (26 ) (100 )
Less: Notable items     8           (8 ) (100 )       8     8   100
Outside services, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 98 $ 94 $ 86 $ 91 $ 102   $ 4   4 %   ($4 ) (4 %) $ 369 $ 345 $ 24   7 %
Occupancy, adjusted:
Occupancy (GAAP) $ 77 $ 78 $ 76 $ 76 $ 74 ($1 ) (1 %) $ 3 4 % $ 307 $ 319 ($12 ) (4 %)
Less: Restructuring charges and special items 17 (17 ) (100 )
Less: Notable items                            
Occupancy, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 77 $ 78 $ 76 $ 76 $ 74     ($1 ) (1 %) $ 3   4 % $ 307 $ 302 $ 5   2 %
Equipment expense, adjusted:
Equipment expense (GAAP) $ 69 $ 65 $ 64 $ 65 $ 67 $ 4 6 % $ 2 3 % $ 263 $ 257 $ 6 2 %
Less: Restructuring charges and special items 1 (1 ) (100 )
Less: Notable items                            
Equipment expense, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 69 $ 65 $ 64 $ 65 $ 67   $ 4   6 % $ 2   3 % $ 263 $ 256 $ 7   3 %
Amortization of software, adjusted:
Amortization of software (GAAP) $ 44 $ 46 $ 41 $ 39 $ 38 ($2 ) (4 %) $ 6 16 % $ 170 $ 146 $ 24 16 %
Less: Restructuring charges and special items
Less: Notable items     3           (3 ) (100 )       3     3   100
Amortization of software, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 44 $ 43 $ 41 $ 39 $ 38   $ 1   2 % $ 6   16 % $ 167 $ 146 $ 21   14 %
Other operating expense, adjusted:
Other operating expense (GAAP) $ 139 $ 144 $ 128 $ 115 $ 125 ($5 ) (3 %) $ 14 11 % $ 526 $ 530 ($4 ) (1 %)
Less: Restructuring charges and special items 3 (3 ) (100 )
Less: Notable items     14           (14 ) (100 )       14     14   100
Other operating expense, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 139 $ 130 $ 128 $ 115 $ 125   $ 9   7 % $ 14   11 % $ 512 $ 527   ($15 ) (3 %)
Restructuring charges, special expense items and notable expense items include:
Restructuring charges $ $ $ $ $ $ % $ % $ $ 26 ($26 ) (100 )%
Special items 24 (24 ) (100 )
Notable items     36           (36 ) (100 )       36     36   100
Restructuring charges, special expense items and notable expense items $ $ 36 $ $ $     ($36 ) (100 %) $   % $ 36 $ 50   ($14 ) (28 %)
                                 

Key performance metrics, non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations – segments

($s in millions)

 
THREE MONTHS ENDED DEC 31,THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPT 30,
2016   2016  

Consumer
Banking

Commercial
Banking

OtherConsolidated  

Consumer
Banking

Commercial
Banking

OtherConsolidated
Net income available to common stockholders:
Net income (loss) (GAAP) A $ 92 $ 172 $ 18 $ 282 $ 92 $ 162 $ 43 $ 297
Less: Preferred stock dividends                           7     7  
Net income available to common stockholders B $ 92   $ 172   $ 18   $ 282   $ 92   $ 162   $ 36   $ 290  
Return on average tangible common equity:
Average common equity (GAAP) $ 5,275 $ 5,278 $ 9,092 $ 19,645 $ 5,190 $ 5,172 $ 9,448 $ 19,810
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 1 1 1 1
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           523     523             509     509  
Average tangible common equity C $ 5,275   $ 5,278   $ 2,738   $ 13,291   $ 5,190   $ 5,172   $ 3,080   $ 13,442  
Return on average tangible common equity B/C 6.97 % 12.94 % NM 8.43 % 7.04 % 12.50 % NM 8.58 %
Return on average total tangible assets:
Average total assets (GAAP) $ 58,066 $ 48,024 $ 41,225 $ 147,315 $ 56,689 $ 47,902 $ 39,808 $ 144,399
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 1 1 1 1
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           523     523             509     509  
Average tangible assets D $ 58,066   $ 48,024   $ 34,871   $ 140,961   $ 56,689   $ 47,902   $ 33,440   $ 138,031  
Return on average total tangible assets A/D 0.63 % 1.42 % NM 0.79 % 0.64 % 1.35 % NM 0.86 %
Efficiency ratio:
Noninterest expense (GAAP) E $ 649 $ 187 $ 11 $ 847 $ 650 $ 181 $ 36 $ 867
Net interest income (GAAP) 639 347 986 621 327 (3 ) 945
Noninterest income (GAAP)   227     122     28     377     229     123     83     435  
Total revenue (GAAP) F $ 866   $ 469   $ 28   $ 1,363   $ 850   $ 450   $ 80   $ 1,380  
Efficiency ratio E/F 74.90 % 39.83 % NM 62.18 % 76.46 % 40.21 % NM 62.88 %
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,THREE MONTHS ENDED MAR 31,
20162016

Consumer
Banking

Commercial
Banking

OtherConsolidated  

Consumer
Banking

Commercial
Banking

OtherConsolidated
Net income available to common stockholders:
Net income (loss) (GAAP) A $ 90 $ 164 ($11 ) $ 243 $ 71 $ 133 $ 19 $ 223
Less: Preferred stock dividends                           7     7  
Net income available to common stockholders B $ 90   $ 164     ($11 ) $ 243   $ 71   $ 133   $ 12   $ 216  
Return on average tangible common equity:
Average common equity (GAAP) $ 5,110 $ 5,040 $ 9,618 $ 19,768 $ 5,089 $ 4,790 $ 9,688 $ 19,567
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 2 2 3 3
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           496     496             481     481  
Average tangible common equity C $ 5,110   $ 5,040   $ 3,236   $ 13,386   $ 5,089   $ 4,790   $ 3,290   $ 13,169  
Return on average tangible common equity B/C 7.09 % 13.04 % NM 7.30 % 5.59 % 11.19 % NM 6.61 %
Return on average total tangible assets:
Average total assets (GAAP) $ 55,660 $ 47,388 $ 39,131 $ 142,179 $ 55,116 $ 45,304 $ 38,360 $ 138,780
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 2 2 3 3
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           496     496             481     481  
Average tangible assets D $ 55,660   $ 47,388   $ 32,749   $ 135,797   $ 55,116   $ 45,304   $ 31,962   $ 132,382  
Return on average total tangible assets A/D 0.65 % 1.39 % NM 0.72 % 0.52 % 1.18 % NM 0.68 %
Efficiency ratio:
Noninterest expense (GAAP) E $ 632 $ 186 $ 9 $ 827 $ 616 $ 187 $ 8 $ 811
Net interest income (GAAP) 602 314 7 923 581 300 23 904
Noninterest income (GAAP)   219     122     14     355     208     99     23     330  
Total revenue (GAAP) F $ 821   $ 436   $ 21   $ 1,278   $ 789   $ 399   $ 46   $ 1,234  
Efficiency ratio E/F 76.98 % 42.88 % NM 64.71 % 78.08 % 46.74 % NM 65.66 %
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED DEC 31,
2015

Consumer
Banking

Commercial
Banking

OtherConsolidated  
Net income available to common stockholders:
Net income (loss) (GAAP) A $ 67 $ 152 $ 2 $ 221
Less: Preferred stock dividends                
Net income available to common stockholders B $ 67   $ 152   $ 2   $ 221  
Return on average tangible common equity:
Average common equity (GAAP) $ 4,831 $ 4,787 $ 9,741 $ 19,359
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 3 3
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           468     468  
Average tangible common equity C $ 4,831   $ 4,787   $ 3,330   $ 12,948  
Return on average tangible common equity B/C 5.50 % 12.57 % NM 6.75 %
Return on average total tangible assets:
Average total assets (GAAP) $ 54,065 $ 43,835 $ 38,398 $ 136,298
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 3 3
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           468     468  
Average tangible assets D $ 54,065   $ 43,835   $ 31,987   $ 129,887  
Return on average total tangible assets A/D 0.49 % 1.37 % NM 0.67 %
Efficiency ratio:
Noninterest expense (GAAP) E $ 624 $ 180 $ 6 $ 810
Net interest income (GAAP) 565 301 4 870
Noninterest income (GAAP)   226     107     29     362  
Total revenue (GAAP) F $ 791   $ 408   $ 33   $ 1,232  
Efficiency ratio E/F 78.85 % 44.02 % NM 65.76 %
                               

Key performance metrics, non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations – segments

($s in millions)

 
FULL YEAR
2016   2015  

Consumer
Banking

Commercial
Banking

OtherConsolidated

Consumer
Banking

Commercial
Banking

OtherConsolidated
Net income available to common stockholders:
Net income (loss) (GAAP) A $ 345 $ 631 $ 69 $ 1,045 $ 262 $ 579 ($1 ) $ 840
Less: Preferred stock dividends           14   14             7     7  
Net income available to common stockholders B $ 345   $ 631   $ 55 $ 1,031   $ 262   $ 579     ($8 ) $ 833  
Return on average tangible common equity:
Average common equity (GAAP) $ 5,166 $ 5,071 $ 9,461 $ 19,698 $ 4,739 $ 4,666 $ 9,949 $ 19,354
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 2 2 4 4
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           502   502             445     445  
Average tangible common equity C $ 5,166   $ 5,071   $ 3,085 $ 13,322   $ 4,739   $ 4,666   $ 3,514   $ 12,919  
Return on average tangible common equity B/C 6.68 % 12.44 % NM 7.74 % 5.53 % 12.41 % NM 6.45 %
Return on average total tangible assets:
Average total assets (GAAP) $ 56,388 $ 47,159 $ 39,636 $ 143,183 $ 52,848 $ 42,800 $ 39,422 $ 135,070
Less: Average goodwill (GAAP) 6,876 6,876 6,876 6,876
Average other intangibles (GAAP) 2 2 4 4
Add: Average deferred tax liabilities related to goodwill (GAAP)           502   502             445     445  
Average tangible assets D $ 56,388   $ 47,159   $ 33,260 $ 136,807   $ 52,848   $ 42,800   $ 32,987   $ 128,635  
Return on average total tangible assets A/D 0.61 % 1.34 % NM 0.76 % 0.50 % 1.35 % NM 0.65 %
Efficiency ratio:
Noninterest expense (GAAP) E $ 2,547 $ 741 $ 64 $ 3,352 $ 2,456 $ 709 $ 94 $ 3,259
Net interest income (GAAP) 2,443 1,288 27 3,758 2,198 1,162 42 3,402
Noninterest income (GAAP)   883     466     148   1,497     910     415     97     1,422  
Total revenue (GAAP) F $ 3,326   $ 1,754   $ 175 $ 5,255   $ 3,108   $ 1,577   $ 139   $ 4,824  
Efficiency ratio E/F 76.57 % 42.26 % NM 63.80 % 79.02 % 44.94 % NM 67.56 %
 

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  • negative economic conditions that adversely affect the general economy, housing prices, the job market, consumer confidence and spending habits which may affect, among other things, the level of nonperforming assets, charge-offs and provision expense;
  • the rate of growth in the economy and employment levels, as well as general business and economic conditions;
  • our ability to implement our strategic plan, including the cost savings and efficiency components, and achieve our indicative performance targets;
  • our ability to remedy regulatory deficiencies and meet supervisory requirements and expectations;
  • liabilities and business restrictions resulting from litigation and regulatory investigations;
  • our capital and liquidity requirements (including under regulatory capital standards, such as the Basel III capital standards) and our ability to generate capital internally or raise capital on favorable terms;
  • the effect of the current low interest rate environment or changes in interest rates on our net interest income, net interest margin and our mortgage originations, mortgage servicing rights and mortgages held for sale;
  • changes in interest rates and market liquidity, as well as the magnitude of such changes, which may reduce interest margins, impact funding sources and affect the ability to originate and distribute financial products in the primary and secondary markets;
  • the effect of changes in the level of checking or savings account deposits on our funding costs and net interest margin;
  • financial services reform and other current, pending or future legislation or regulation that could have a negative effect on our revenue and businesses, including the Dodd-Frank Act and other legislation and regulation relating to bank products and services;
  • a failure in or breach of our operational or security systems or infrastructure, or those of our third party vendors or other service providers, including as a result of cyber-attacks; and
  • management’s ability to identify and manage these and other risks.

In addition to the above factors, we also caution that the amount and timing of any future common stock dividends or share repurchases will depend on our financial condition, earnings, cash needs, regulatory constraints, capital requirements (including requirements of our subsidiaries), and any other factors that our board of directors deems relevant in making such a determination. Therefore, there can be no assurance that we will pay any dividends to holders of our common stock, or as to the amount of any such dividends.

More information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2016.

Note: Percentage changes, per share amounts and ratios presented in this document are calculated using whole dollars.

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Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Media:
Peter Lucht, 781-655-2289
or
Investors:
Ellen A. Taylor, 203-900-6854

Source: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.