F.N.B. Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Earnings

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Record revenue of $1.4 billion for 2022 drives the full-year efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) to 52.1%
Successfully completed the acquisition of UB Bancorp on December 9, 2022

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2022 with net income available to common stockholders of $137.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share. Comparatively, fourth quarter of 2021 net income available to common stockholders totaled $96.5 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share, and third quarter of 2022 net income available to common stockholders totaled $135.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share. On an operating basis, fourth quarter of 2022 earnings per diluted common share (non-GAAP) was $0.44, excluding $21.9 million (pre-tax) of UB Bancorp (Union) merger-related significant items and $2.8 million (pre-tax) of branch consolidation costs. By comparison, the fourth quarter of 2021 was $0.30 per diluted common share (non-GAAP) on an operating basis, excluding $0.8 million (pre-tax) of significant items. The third quarter of 2022 was $0.39 per diluted common share (non-GAAP) on an operating basis, excluding $2.1 million (pre-tax) of significant items.

For the full year of 2022, net income available to common stockholders was $431.1 million, or $1.22 per diluted common share. Comparatively, full-year 2021 net income available to common stockholders totaled $396.6 million, or $1.23 per diluted common share. On an operating basis, full-year 2022 earnings per diluted common share (non-GAAP) was $1.40, excluding $80.8 million (pre-tax) of significant items. Operating earnings per diluted common share (non-GAAP) for the full year of 2021 was $1.24, excluding $4.4 million (pre-tax) of significant items.

“F.N.B. Corporation produced exceptional fourth quarter results with operating earnings per diluted common share (non-GAAP) totaling a record $0.44, revenue reaching an all-time high of $416 million and continued strong loan growth of 5.1% linked-quarter. The fourth quarter’s outstanding performance is captured in the profitability metrics with operating return on average tangible common equity (non-GAAP) totaling 21.9% and the quarterly efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) below 46%,” said F.N.B. Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent J. Delie, Jr. “The fourth quarter finished out an impressive year, during which FNB grew loans by $5.3 billion bringing total assets to nearly $44 billion through a strategic combination of footprint-wide organic growth and two value-adding acquisitions. FNB’s full-year operating earnings per diluted common share (non-GAAP) totaled $1.40, one of the highest levels in Company history, led by record revenue of $1.4 billion. As a result of our strong profitability and focus on shareholder value creation, we returned over $220 million to shareholders through common dividends and our active share repurchase program. The steadfast focus on our disciplined credit culture was evidenced by total delinquencies ending the year at 71 basis points, net charge-offs of 6 basis points for the full year, and a reserve coverage ratio of 1.33% at year end. The strength of our balance sheet coupled with the momentum produced by our consistent performance puts us in an advantageous position as we continue to navigate changing economic conditions.”

Fourth Quarter 2022 Highlights
(All comparisons refer to the fourth quarter of 2021, except as noted)

  • On December 9, 2022, the acquisition of UB Bancorp, including its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Union Bank, was completed, adding loans and deposits with estimated fair values of $651 million and $956 million, respectively. The acquisition-related systems conversions were successfully completed in December and integration is proceeding as planned.

  • Period-end total loans and leases increased $5.3 billion, or 21.2%, which includes Howard Bancorp, Inc. (Howard) acquired loans ($1.8 billion as of the January 22, 2022, acquisition date) and the Union-acquired loans ($651 million as of the December 9, 2022 acquisition date). Commercial loans and leases increased $2.8 billion, or 17.2%, including the decline in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, and consumer loans increased $2.5 billion, or 29.0%. PPP loans totaled $25.7 million at December 31, 2022, compared to $336.6 million at December 31, 2021. FNB’s strong organic loan growth in 2022 was driven by our strategy to grow high-quality loans across our diverse geographic footprint.

  • On a linked-quarter basis, period-end total loans and leases increased $1.5 billion, or 5.1%, including the previously mentioned Union acquired loans. Commercial loans and leases increased $1.1 billion and consumer loans increased $365.6 million. Average loans and leases increased $929.5 million, or 3.3%, linked-quarter, with growth of $482.5 million in commercial loans and leases and $447.0 million in consumer loans.

  • Total average deposits grew $2.3 billion, or 7.1%, led by increases in average non-interest-bearing deposits of $1.0 billion, or 9.5%, average interest-bearing demand deposits of $557.9 million, or 3.9%, average savings deposits of $498.1 million, or 13.9%, and average time deposits of $176.0 million, or 6.0%. Average deposit growth reflected organic growth in new and existing customer relationships and inflows from the Howard and Union acquisitions. On a linked-quarter basis, period-end deposits increased $876.8 million, or 2.6%.

  • Net interest income increased $111.6 million, or 50.0%, to $334.9 million primarily due to the benefit of growth in earning assets, the impact from the higher interest rate environment, strong deposit growth and prudent management of deposit betas.

  • On a linked-quarter basis, the net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) increased 34 basis points to 3.53%, as the earning asset yield (non-GAAP) increased 62 basis points while the cost of funds increased 30 basis points. During the fourth quarter of 2022, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target federal funds rate by a total of 125 basis points, bringing the year-to-date increase to 425 basis points.

  • The annualized net charge-offs to total average loans ratio was 0.16%, while up from 0.02% it continues to remain at a historically low level.

  • Efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) was a record 45.8%, fueled by record revenue, compared to 58.1% for the year-ago quarter.

  • Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) regulatory capital ratio was 9.8% (estimated), compared to 9.7% at September 30, 2022, and 9.9% at December 31, 2021. Tangible book value per common share (non-GAAP) of $8.27 increased $0.25, or 3.1%, compared to September 30, 2022. Accumulated other comprehensive income/loss (AOCI) reduced the tangible book value per common share by $0.99 as of December 31, 2022, primarily due to the impact of higher interest rates on the fair value of available-for-sale (AFS) securities, a $0.09 improvement compared to a reduction of $1.08 as of September 30, 2022.

Non-GAAP measures referenced in this release are used by management to measure performance in operating the business that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities. Reconciliations of non-GAAP operating measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables at the end of this release. For more information regarding our use of non-GAAP measures, please refer to the discussion herein under the caption, Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Performance Indicators.

Quarterly Results Summary

4Q22

3Q22

4Q21

Reported results

Net income available to common stockholders (millions)

$ 137.5

$ 135.5

$ 96.5

Net income per diluted common share

0.38

0.38

0.30

Book value per common share (period-end)

15.39

15.11

15.81

Pre-provision net revenue (millions)

204.4

184.5

120.7

Operating results (non-GAAP)

Operating net income available to common stockholders (millions)

$ 157.0

$ 137.2

$ 97.1

Operating net income per diluted common share

0.44

0.39

0.30

Pre-provision net revenue (millions)

219.7

186.6

121.5

Average diluted common shares outstanding (thousands)

357,791

354,654

323,025

Significant items impacting earnings1 (millions)

Pre-tax merger-related expenses

$ (12.5)

$ (2.1)

$ (0.8)

After-tax impact of merger-related expenses

(9.9)

(1.7)

(0.7)

Pre-tax provision expense related to acquisition

(9.4)

After-tax impact of provision expense related to acquisition

(7.4)

Pre-tax branch consolidation costs

(2.8)

After-tax impact of branch consolidation costs

(2.2)

Total significant items pre-tax

$ (24.7)

$ (2.1)

$ (0.8)

Total significant items after-tax

$ (19.5)

$ (1.7)

$ (0.7)

Capital measures

Common equity tier 1 (2)

9.8 %

9.7 %

9.9 %

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (period-end) (non-GAAP)

7.24

7.02

7.36

Tangible book value per common share (period-end) (non-GAAP)

$ 8.27

$ 8.02

$ 8.59

Year-to-Date Results Summary

2022

2021

Reported results

Net income available to common stockholders (millions)

$ 431.1

$ 396.6

Net income per diluted common share

1.22

1.23

Pre-provision net revenue (millions)

616.9

503.7

Operating results (non-GAAP)

Operating net income available to common stockholders (millions)

$ 494.9

$ 400.0

Operating net income per diluted common share

1.40

1.24

Pre-provision net revenue (millions)

669.2

508.1

Average diluted common shares outstanding (thousands)

354,052

323,481

Significant items impacting earnings1 (millions)

Pre-tax merger-related expenses

$ (45.3)

$ (1.8)

After-tax impact of merger-related expenses

(35.8)

(1.4)

Pre-tax provision expense related to acquisitions

(28.5)

After-tax impact of provision expense related to acquisitions

(22.5)

Pre-tax branch consolidation costs

(7.0)

(2.6)

After-tax impact of branch consolidation costs

(5.5)

(2.1)

Total significant items pre-tax

$ (80.8)

$ (4.4)

Total significant items after-tax

$ (63.8)

$ (3.5)

(1) Favorable (unfavorable) impact on earnings.

(2) Estimated for 4Q22.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Results – Comparison to Prior-Year Quarter
(All comparisons refer to the fourth quarter of 2021, except as noted)

Net interest income totaled $334.9 million, an increase of $111.6 million, or 50.0%, compared to $223.3 million, as total average earning assets increased $2.9 billion, or 8.2%, including a $4.6 billion increase in average loans and leases from organic origination activity and acquired Howard and Union loans, as well as a $786.1 million increase in average investment securities. These increases were partially funded by excess cash, which decreased by $2.4 billion. In addition to the growth in average earning assets, net interest income benefited from the repricing impact of the higher interest rate environment on earning asset yields, which was partially offset by the higher cost of interest-bearing deposit accounts.

The net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) increased 98 basis points to 3.53%, as the yield on earning assets (non-GAAP) increased 149 basis points to 4.29%, primarily due to higher yields on loans and investment securities reflecting the higher interest rate environment. The total cost of funds increased 55 basis points to 0.80% with an 81 basis point increase in interest-bearing deposit costs to 0.98%, as well as an increase of 123 basis points in long-term debt cost, partially due to the August 2022 offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 5.150% fixed rate senior notes due in 2025.

Average loans and leases totaled $29.4 billion, an increase of $4.6 billion, or 18.7%, including growth of $2.4 billion in consumer loans and $2.2 billion in commercial loans and leases. The increase in average commercial loans and leases included $1.2 billion, or 12.3%, in commercial real estate balance growth and $951.7 million, or 15.9%, in commercial and industrial loan growth driven by a combination of organic loan origination activity and the Howard and Union acquisitions. Organic commercial growth since the year-ago quarter was led by the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and North Carolina markets. The increase in average consumer loans included a $1.5 billion increase in residential mortgages reflecting adjustable-rate mortgages which we currently hold in portfolio, the continued success of the Physicians First mortgage program and a $479.4 million increase in direct home equity installment loans driven by a combination of strong organic loan origination activity and the Howard and Union acquisitions. Average PPP loans declined $471.4 million, or 93.8%, from the year-ago quarter as the portfolio winds down.

Average deposits totaled $33.9 billion with growth in average non-interest-bearing demand deposits of $1.0 billion, or 9.5%, average interest-bearing demand deposits of $557.9 million, or 3.9%, average savings deposits of $498.1 million, or 13.9% and average time deposits of $176.0 million, or 6.0%. The increase in average deposits reflected organic growth in new and existing customer relationships and inflows from the Howard and Union acquisitions. The funding mix was consistent with the year-ago quarter levels with non-interest-bearing deposits comprising 34% of total deposits at quarter-end.

Non-interest income totaled $80.6 million, an increase of $1.6 million, or 2.1%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. Service charges increased $3.1 million, or 9.5%, driven by interchange fees, increases in treasury management services and higher customer activity. Capital markets income totaled $10.0 million, an increase of $0.5 million, or 4.9%, led by an increase in syndications and solid contributions from swap fees and international banking. Mortgage banking operations income decreased $3.2 million as secondary market revenue and mortgage held-for-sale pipelines declined from 2021 levels given the sharp increase in mortgage rates in 2022 and adjustable-rate mortgage originations being held in portfolio.

Non-interest expense totaled $211.1 million, increasing $29.6 million, or 16.3%. On an operating basis (non-GAAP), non-interest expense totaled $195.8 million, an increase of $15.0 million, or 8.3%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. Net occupancy and equipment increased $7.8 million, or 25.2%, primarily from the acquired Howard and Union expense bases, as well as $2.2 million of branch consolidation costs in the fourth quarter of 2022. Outside services increased $2.6 million, or 15.0%, with higher volume-related technology and third-party costs, as well as the acquired Howard and Union expense bases. The efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) equaled a record 45.8%, compared to 58.1%, reflecting the strong operating leverage gained from the record levels of net interest income combined with disciplined expense management.

The ratio of non-performing assets and 90-days past due loans to total loans and other real estate owned (OREO) increased 1 basis point to 0.39%. Total delinquency increased 10 basis points to 0.71%, compared to 0.61% at December 31, 2021, and continues to remain at a historically low level .

The provision for credit losses was $28.6 million, compared to a net benefit of $2.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, including $9.4 million of initial provision for non-purchase credit deteriorated (non-PCD) loans associated with the Union acquisition. The additional increase in provision for credit losses was primarily due to loan growth, CECL-related model impacts from forecasted macroeconomic conditions, and charge-off activity. The fourth quarter of 2022 reflected net charge-offs of $11.9 million, or 0.16% annualized, of total average loans, compared to $1.4 million, or 0.02% annualized, in the fourth quarter of 2021. While slightly elevated from recent quarters, net charge-offs remain at historically low levels. The ratio of the allowance for credit losses (ACL) to total loans and leases decreased 5 basis points to 1.33%, reflecting the strong loan growth.

The effective tax rate was 20.6%, compared to 20.0% in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The CET1 regulatory capital ratio was 9.8% (estimated), compared to 9.9% at December 31, 2021. Tangible book value per common share (non-GAAP) was $8.27 at December 31, 2022, a decrease of $0.32, or 3.7%, from $8.59 at December 31, 2021. AOCI reduced the current quarter tangible book value per common share by $0.99, compared to a reduction of $0.19 at the end of 2021, primarily due to the increase in unrealized losses on AFS securities resulting from the higher interest rate environment.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Results – Comparison to Prior Quarter
(All comparisons refer to the third quarter of 2022, except as noted)

Net interest income totaled $334.9 million, an increase of $37.8 million, or 12.7%, from the prior quarter total of $297.1 million, primarily due to growth in average earning assets and benefits from the higher interest rate environment. The resulting net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) increased 34 basis points to 3.53% driven by the higher yields on new loan originations and investment securities purchases, as well as the asset sensitive position of the balance sheet in conjunction with the continued FOMC interest rate hikes.

Total average earning assets increased $672.1 million, or 1.8%, to $38.1 billion. The total yield on earning assets (non-GAAP) increased 62 basis points to 4.29%, due to benefits from the asset sensitive positioning of the balance sheet, including higher yields on variable-rate loans, investment securities and interest-bearing deposits with banks. The total cost of funds increased 30 basis points to 0.80%, as total long-term debt increased 41 basis points to 4.29% and the cost of interest-bearing deposits increased 41 basis points to 0.98%.

Average loans and leases totaled $29.4 billion, an increase of $929.5 million, or 3.3%, as average commercial loans and leases increased $482.5 million, or 2.7%, and average consumer loans increased $447.0 million, or 4.3%, compared to the third quarter of 2022. Average commercial loans and leases included growth of $283.7 million, or 4.3%, in commercial and industrial loans and $153.5 million, or 1.4%, in commercial real estate. The organic quarterly growth in commercial loans and leases was led by the Cleveland, Pittsburgh and key Pennsylvania markets. Consumer loan growth reflected average residential mortgages increasing $361.5 million, or 7.6%, and average indirect auto balances increasing $80.5 million, or 5.5%. The consumer loan growth was driven by organic loan origination activity, reflecting growth in adjustable-rate mortgages and the continued success of the Physicians First mortgage program.

Average deposits totaled $33.9 billion, increasing $301.0 million, or 0.9%, with increases in interest-bearing demand deposits of $63.4 million, or 0.4%, time deposits of $164.3 million, or 5.5% and savings balances of $97.6 million, or 2.4%, partially offset by a slight decline in non-interest-bearing deposits of $24.3 million, or 0.2%. The loan-to-deposit ratio was 87.0% at December 31, 2022, compared to 84.9% at September 30, 2022, reflecting strong loan growth in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Non-interest income totaled $80.6 million, a $1.9 million, or 2.2%, decrease from the prior quarter. Mortgage banking operations income decreased $2.4 million, or 47.3%, reflecting a decline in sold mortgage volume and lower gain on sale margins. Insurance commissions and fees decreased $1.3 million, or 22.2%, reflecting seasonality in the fourth quarter. Dividends on non-marketable equity securities increased $0.5 million, or 15.9%, due to an increase in the FHLB dividend rate. Capital markets income was $10.0 million, an increase of $0.4 million, or 4.3%, with solid contributions from syndications, swap fees and international banking.

Non-interest expense totaled $211.1 million, an increase of $16.1 million, or 8.2%. On an operating basis (non-GAAP), non-interest expense increased $2.8 million, or 1.5%, compared to the prior quarter. Net occupancy and equipment increased $4.1 million, or 11.8%, reflecting the addition of the Union expense base, and $2.2 million related to branch consolidation costs in the fourth quarter. Other non-interest expense increased $4.4 million, or 26.9%, primarily from charitable contributions that qualified for Pennsylvania bank shares tax credits. Marketing increased $1.4 million, or 43.7%, due to the timing of digital advertising spend and campaigns. Salaries and employee benefits decreased $3.1 million, or 2.9%, due to lower medical costs and seasonally lower production and performance-related incentives. The efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) equaled 45.8%, compared to 49.4%, reflecting the well-managed operating expense levels and strong revenue growth.

The ratio of non-performing assets and 90-days past due to total loans and OREO increased 7 basis points to 0.39%, continuing to remain at historically low levels. Total delinquency increased 12 basis points to 0.71%, compared to 0.59% at September 30, 2022, also remaining at historically low levels.

The provision for credit losses was $28.6 million, compared to $11.2 million, including $9.4 million of initial provision for non-PCD loans associated with the Union acquisition. The additional increase in provision for credit losses was driven by strong loan growth, CECL-related model impacts from forecasted macroeconomic conditions, and charge-off activity. The fourth quarter of 2022 reflected net charge-offs of $11.9 million, or 0.16% annualized, of total average loans, compared to $2.8 million, or 0.04% annualized. While slightly elevated from recent quarters, net charge-offs remain at historically low levels. The ratio of the ACL to total loans and leases was 1.33% at December 31, 2022, compared to 1.34% at September 30, 2022.

The effective tax rate was 20.6%, compared to 20.7% for the third quarter of 2022.

The CET1 regulatory capital ratio was 9.8% (estimated), increasing from 9.7% at September 30, 2022, benefiting from the strong retained earnings growth in the quarter. Tangible book value per common share (non-GAAP) was $8.27 at December 31, 2022, an increase of $0.25 per share from September 30, 2022. AOCI reduced the current quarter-end tangible book value per common share by $0.99 reflecting unrealized losses on AFS securities caused by the higher interest rate environment, a $0.09 improvement compared to a reduction of $1.08 at the end of the prior quarter.

December 31, 2022 Full-Year Results – Comparison to 2021 Full-Year Period

Net interest income totaled $1.1 billion, increasing $213.3 million, or 23.5%, as the higher interest rate environment benefited earning asset yields given the asset sensitive positioning of the balance sheet and the higher yields on new loan originations and investment securities purchases. The net interest margin (FTE) (non-GAAP) increased 35 basis points to 3.03%. The yield on earning assets (non-GAAP) increased 50 basis points to 3.47%, reflecting higher yields on variable-rate loans, investment securities and excess cash balances, partially offset by significant reductions in PPP contributions. The cost of funds increased 16 basis points to 0.46% due to the cost of interest-bearing deposits increasing 26 basis points to 0.49%, and long-term debt increasing 121 basis points primarily from the August 2022 offering of $350 million in senior notes. These increases were partially offset by strong growth in non-interest-bearing deposits.

Average loans totaled $27.8 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion, or 11.0%, including growth of $1.8 billion in consumer loans and $927.0 million in commercial loans and leases. Growth in total average commercial loans included $964.9 million, or 9.9%, in commercial real estate growth, partially offset by a decline of $113.9 million, or 1.7%, in commercial and industrial loans reflecting average PPP loans declining $1.4 billion. The healthy organic growth in full-year 2022 is primarily attributable to growth across our diverse footprint, with the largest increases noted in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and South Carolina markets. Growth in total average consumer loans was due to an increase in residential mortgage loans of $1.1 billion, or 31.5%, direct home equity installment loans of $533.8 million, or 24.9%, and indirect installment loans of $162.1 million, or 13.3%. Full-year average loan growth also benefited from the addition of the Howard-acquired loans in January 2022.

Average deposits totaled $33.6 billion, increasing $3.0 billion, or 9.7%, led by growth of $1.5 billion, or 15.4%, in non-interest-bearing deposits, $1.1 billion, or 7.8%, in interest-bearing demand deposits and $533.5 million, or 15.5% in savings deposits, driven by solid organic growth in customer relationships, as well as the Howard and Union acquisitions. Average time deposits declined $204.1 million, or 6.4%, as customer preferences had shifted to more liquid accounts, however, customers’ preferences are starting to shift back to time deposits as interest rates increase.

Non-interest income totaled $323.6 million, decreasing $6.9 million, or 2.1%. Mortgage banking operations income decreased $16.7 million, or 44.7%, as secondary market revenue and mortgage held-for-sale pipelines declined from elevated levels in 2021 due to the sharp increase in interest rates throughout 2022 and the return of gain on sale margins to historical levels. Other non-interest income declined $6.8 million, or 26.4%, as Small Business Administration (SBA) premium income declined $6.2 million from elevated levels due to the higher interest rate environment leading to lower sold loan volumes and lower market premiums. Bank-owned life insurance decreased $2.9 million, or 19.7%, primarily due to higher life insurance claims in the prior year. Capital markets decreased $1.5 million, or 4.1%, as swap activity decreased from elevated levels, which was partially offset by an increase in syndications revenue. Service charges increased $16.0 million, or 13.1%, driven by interchange fees, increases in treasury management services and higher customer activity. Wealth management revenues increased $3.2 million, or 5.3%, as securities commissions and fees and trust income increased 6.8% and 4.5%, respectively, through contributions across the geographic footprint and an increase in assets under management.

Non-interest expense totaled $826.4 million, an increase of $93.2 million, or 12.7%, from 2021. Excluding significant items totaling $52.3 million in 2022 and $4.4 million in 2021, operating non-interest expense (non-GAAP) increased $45.4 million, or 6.2%. Occupancy and equipment increased $16.1 million, or 12.6%, primarily from technology-related investments and the acquired Howard and Union expense bases. Salaries and employee benefits increased $7.9 million, or 1.9%, related to normal merit increases and the acquired Howard and Union expense bases. FDIC insurance increased $2.5 million, or 14.2%, primarily due to loan growth and balance sheet mix shift. Other non-interest expense increased $16.3 million, or 28.6%, primarily due to increases in business development and other operational costs, as well as branch consolidation costs of $2.8 million in 2022. The efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) equaled 52.1% on a full-year basis, compared to 57.2% for 2021.

The provision for credit losses was $64.2 million. Excluding $28.5 million of initial provision for non-PCD loans associated with the Howard and Union acquisitions, provision for credit losses was $35.7 million, on an operating basis (non-GAAP), compared to $0.6 million in 2021 driven primarily by significant loan growth as well as CECL-related model impacts from forecasted macroeconomic conditions and lower prepayment speed assumptions. Net charge-offs totaled $16.2 million, or 0.06% of total average loans, compared to $13.9 million, or 0.06%, in 2021.

The effective tax rate was 20.6% for 2022, compared to 19.6% in 2021. The increase was driven by higher pre-tax earnings, higher state income taxes and increased FDIC insurance deduction disallowance.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Performance Indicators
To supplement our Consolidated Financial Statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as operating net income available to common stockholders, operating earnings per diluted common share, return on average tangible equity, return on average tangible common equity, operating return on average tangible common equity, return on average tangible assets, tangible book value per common share, the ratio of tangible equity to tangible assets, the ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets, provision for credit losses, excluding the initial provision for non-PCD loans associated with the Howard and Union acquisitions, pre-provision net revenue to average tangible common equity, efficiency ratio, and net interest margin (FTE) to provide information useful to investors in understanding our operating performance and trends, and to facilitate comparisons with the performance of our peers. Management uses these measures internally to assess and better understand our underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities. The non-GAAP financial measures and key performance indicators we use may differ from the non-GAAP financial measures and key performance indicators other financial institutions use to assess their performance and trends.

These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplemental in nature, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. When non-GAAP financial measures are disclosed, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Regulation G requires: (i) the presentation of the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP and (ii) a reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP financial measure presented and the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of non-GAAP operating measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included later in this release under the heading “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Performance Indicators to GAAP.”

Management believes items such as merger expenses, initial provision for non-PCD loans acquired and branch consolidation costs are not organic to run our operations and facilities. These items are considered significant items impacting earnings as they are deemed to be outside of ordinary banking activities. The merger expenses and branch consolidation costs principally represent expenses to satisfy contractual obligations of the acquired entity or closed branch without any useful ongoing benefit to us. These costs are specific to each individual transaction and may vary significantly based on the size and complexity of the transaction.

To facilitate peer comparisons of net interest margin and efficiency ratio, we use net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis in calculating net interest margin by increasing the interest income earned on tax-exempt assets (loans and investments) to make it fully equivalent to interest income earned on taxable investments (this adjustment is not permitted under GAAP). Taxable-equivalent amounts for the 2022 and 2021 periods were calculated using a federal statutory income tax rate of 21%.

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FNB’s forward-looking statements are subject to the following principal risks and uncertainties:

  • Our business, financial results and balance sheet values are affected by business, economic and political circumstances, including, but not limited to: (i) developments with respect to the U.S. and global financial markets; (ii) actions by the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, U.S. Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and other governmental agencies, especially those that impact money supply, market interest rates or otherwise affect business activities of the financial services industry; (iii) a slowing of the U.S. economy in general and regional and local economies within our market area; (iv) inflation concerns; (v) the impacts of tariffs or other trade policies of the U.S. or its global trading partners; and (vi) the sociopolitical environment in the United States.

  • Business and operating results are affected by our ability to identify and effectively manage risks inherent in our businesses, including, where appropriate, through effective use of systems and controls, third-party insurance, derivatives, and capital management techniques, and to meet evolving regulatory capital and liquidity standards.

  • Competition can have an impact on customer acquisition, growth and retention, and on credit spreads, deposit gathering and product pricing, which can affect market share, loans, deposits and revenues. Our ability to anticipate, react quickly and continue to respond to technological changes and COVID-19 challenges can also impact our ability to respond to customer needs and meet competitive demands.

  • Business and operating results can also be affected by widespread natural and other disasters, pandemics, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and post pandemic return to normalcy, global events, including the UkraineRussia conflict, dislocations, including shortages of labor, supply chain disruptions and shipping delays, terrorist activities, system failures, security breaches, significant political events, cyber attacks or international hostilities through impacts on the economy and financial markets generally, or on us or our counterparties specifically.

  • Legal, regulatory and accounting developments could have an impact on our ability to operate and grow our businesses, financial condition, results of operations, competitive position, and reputation. Reputational impacts could affect matters such as business generation and retention, liquidity, funding, and the ability to attract and retain talent. These developments could include:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic and the federal, state, and local regulatory and governmental actions implemented in response to COVID-19 have resulted in increased volatility of the financial markets and national and local economic conditions, supply chain challenges, rising inflationary pressures, increased levels of unemployment and business failures, and the potential to have a material impact on, among other things, our business, financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, or on our management, employees, customers and critical vendors and suppliers. In view of the many unknowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our forward-looking statements continue to be subject to various conditions that may be substantially different in the future than what we are currently experiencing or expecting, including, but not limited to, challenging headwinds for the U.S. economy and labor market and the possible change in commercial and consumer customer fundamentals, expectations and sentiments. As a result of the COVID-19 impact, including uncertainty regarding the potential impact of continuing variant mutations of the virus, U.S. government responsive measures to manage it or provide financial relief, the uncertainty regarding its duration and the success of vaccination efforts, it is possible the pandemic may have a material adverse impact on our business, operations and financial performance.

The risks identified here are not exclusive or the types of risks FNB may confront and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors and other uncertainties described under Item 1A Risk Factors and the Risk Management sections of our 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K, our subsequent 2022 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q (including the risk factors and risk management discussions) and our other 2022 filings with the SEC, which are available on our corporate website at https://www.fnb-online.com/about-us/investor-information/reports-and-filings or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. More specifically, our forward-looking statements may be subject to the evolving risks and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its macro-economic impact and the resulting governmental, business and societal responses to it. We have included our web address as an inactive textual reference only. Information on our website is not part of our SEC filings.

Conference Call
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) announced the financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022 on Monday, January 23, 2023. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent J. Delie, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Vincent J. Calabrese, Jr., and Chief Credit Officer, Gary L. Guerrieri, plan to host a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 8:30 AM ET.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call at https://dpregister.com/sreg/10173959/f563c3c098. Callers who pre-register will be provided a conference passcode and unique PIN to bypass the live operator and gain immediate access to the call. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time.

Dial-in Access: The conference call may be accessed by dialing (844) 802-2440 (for domestic callers) or (412) 317-5133 (for international callers). Participants should ask to be joined into the F.N.B. Corporation call.

Webcast Access: The audio-only call and related presentation materials may be accessed via webcast through the “About Us” tab of the Corporation’s website at www.fnbcorporation.com and clicking on “Investor Relations” then “Investor Conference Calls.” Access to the live webcast will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the call.

Presentation Materials: Presentation slides and the earnings release will also be available on the Corporation’s website at www.fnbcorporation.com by accessing the “About Us” tab and clicking on “Investor Relations” then “Investor Conference Calls.”

A replay of the call will be available shortly after the completion of the call until midnight ET on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The replay can be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529 (for domestic callers) or 412-317-0088 (for international callers); the conference replay access code is 3020775. Following the call, a link to a replay of the webcast and the related presentation materials will be posted to the “Investor Relations” section of F.N.B. Corporation’s website at www.fnbcorporation.com.

About F.N.B. Corporation
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a diversified financial services company operating in seven states and the District of Columbia. FNB’s market coverage spans several major metropolitan areas including: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and the Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) in North Carolina; and Charleston, South Carolina. The Company has total assets of nearly $44 billion and approximately 350 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

FNB provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management solutions through its subsidiary network which is led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, founded in 1864. Commercial banking solutions include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, government banking, business credit, capital markets and lease financing. The consumer banking segment provides a full line of consumer banking products and services, including deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. FNB’s wealth management services include asset management, private banking and insurance.

The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB” and is included in Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Customers, shareholders and investors can learn more about this regional financial institution by visiting the F.N.B. Corporation website at www.fnbcorporation.com.

F.N.B. CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

% Variance

4Q22

4Q22

For the Twelve Months
Ended
December 31,

%

4Q22

3Q22

4Q21

3Q22

4Q21

2022

2021

Var.

Interest Income

Loans and leases, including fees

$ 356,980

$ 297,033

$ 214,420

20.2

66.5

$ 1,117,362

$ 885,519

26.2

Securities:

Taxable

34,844

30,899

21,910

12.8

59.0

116,916

86,468

35.2

Tax-exempt

6,762

6,584

7,000

2.7

(3.4)

26,642

28,991

(8.1)

Other

9,296

8,198

1,422

13.4

553.7

24,034

3,732

544.0

Total Interest Income

407,882

342,714

244,752

19.0

66.7

1,284,954

1,004,710

27.9

Interest Expense

Deposits

54,611

31,135

9,155

75.4

496.5

108,521

47,215

129.8

Short-term borrowings

6,838

6,135

6,420

11.5

6.5

24,535

26,675

(8.0)

Long-term borrowings

11,544

8,319

5,901

38.8

95.6

32,118

24,344

31.9

Total Interest Expense

72,993



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