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Bank of America Reports Q4-15 Net Income of $3.3B, EPS of $0.28

Full-Year 2015 Net Income of $15.9B, EPS of $1.31(1)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:50 am EST

Dateline:

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
BAC
"Our results this quarter reflect our ongoing efforts to improve operating leverage while continuing to invest in our business. We increased net interest income, managed expenses tightly, and returned $1.3 billion in capital to our shareholders this quarter through common stock repurchases and dividends."

Fourth-Quarter 2015 Financial Results Press Release 
Supplemental Fourth-Quarter 2015 Financial Information

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC):

Financial Highlights2            Business Highlights2
              
             

Consumer Banking

• Revenue, net of interest expense, (FTE basis) up 4% to $19.8B(A)

 

• Net interest income (NII) (FTE basis) up 2% to $10.0B(A)

 

– Excluding market-related NII and other adjustments(A), NII was $10.5B, compared to $10.3B in Q3-15 and $10.4B in Q4-14

 

• Noninterest income up 7% to $9.7B

 

• Provision for credit losses $0.8B, compared to $0.8B in Q3-15 and $0.2B in Q4-14

 

• Noninterest expense declined 2% to $13.9B; excluding litigation, noninterest expense declined 3% to $13.4B(B)

 

• Net income up 9% to $3.3B; earnings per diluted share $0.28, compared to $0.25

 

Previously Disclosed Q4-15 Items

 

• ($0.03) per share for reduction to NII for certain trust preferred securities

 

• ($0.03) per share for negative impact of U.K. tax law changes

 

Balance Sheet, Capital and Liquidity

 

• Common equity tier 1 capital (transition) of $163.0B; Common equity tier 1 capital (fully phased-in) of $154.1B(C)

 

• Global Excess Liquidity Sources increased $65B to record $504B; time to required funding at 39 months(D)

 

• Total deposit balances up $78B to $1.2T

 

• Return on average assets 0.61%; return on average common equity 5.1%; return on average tangible common equity 7.3%(E)

 

• Tangible book value per share(F) increased 8% to $15.62; book value per share increased 6% to $22.54

 

• Returned $4.5B in capital to shareholders in 2015 through common stock repurchases and dividends

            

• Loans up $12B, deposits up $48B2

• Brokerage assets up 8%

• Total mortgage production up 13%

• Total U.S. credit card spending up 5%

 

            
            

Global Wealth and Investment Management

            

• Total client balances of nearly $2.5T

• Long-term assets under management flows of $7B in Q4-15

• Loans up $12B, deposits up $16B2

 

            

Global Banking

            

Loans up $37B, deposits up $16B2

No. 3 in Global Investment Banking fees(G)

Participated in 8 of top 10 debt deals and 7 of top 10 equity deals(G)

 

            

Global Markets

            

• Excluding net DVA, sales and trading revenue up 11%(H)

 – Fixed income up 20%(H)

 – Equities down 3%(H)

 

            

Legacy Assets and Servicing

            

• Noninterest expense down 16% to $1.1B; noninterest expense, excluding litigation, down 28% to $795MM(I)

• Number of 60+ days delinquent first mortgage loans down 46% to 103,000 units

 

            

 

            

 

              

1 2015 results include early adoption of new accounting guidance on the recognition and measurement of financial instruments. See endnote H for more information.
2 Financial Highlights and Business Highlights comparison to year-ago quarter unless noted. Loan and deposit balances are shown on an end-of-period basis. Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis for the corporation is a non-GAAP financial measure. See endnote A for more information. Total revenue, net of interest expense, on a GAAP basis was $19.5B for Q4-15, and net interest income on a GAAP basis was $9.8B for Q4-15. Earnings per share on a fully diluted basis.

CEO Commentary

Highest Annual Net Income in Nearly a Decade

 

"The 2015 results were our highest earnings in nearly a decade, reflecting the work we’ve done to develop a straightforward operating model focused on responsible growth and doing more business with each customer and client. We saw solid customer activity in loan growth, deposits, and wealth management asset flows, and we returned more capital to our shareholders. As we build on this progress, we will continue to invest in the future and manage expenses."

– Brian Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer

 

CFO Commentary
 

"Our results this quarter reflect our ongoing efforts to improve operating leverage while continuing to invest in our business. We increased net interest income, managed expenses tightly, and returned $1.3 billion in capital to our shareholders this quarter through common stock repurchases and dividends."

 

– Paul Donofrio, Chief Financial Officer

 
 
 
             
Consumer Banking            
             Three months ended
Financial Results1           ($ in millions)12/31/20159/30/201512/31/2014

• Revenue up $33MM to $7.8B

 

 – NII benefited from higher deposits and loans

 

 – Noninterest income down, due primarily to lower mortgage banking income

 

• Noninterest expense down $76MM, due primarily to lower operating expenses;

efficiency ratio improved to 56% from 57%

 

• Net income up 9% to $1.8B

           Net interest income (FTE)$5,059 $5,004 $4,967 
           Noninterest income2,733 2,828 2,792 
           Total revenue (FTE)27,792 7,832 7,759 
           Provision for credit losses654 648 653 
           Noninterest expense4,343 4,435 4,419 
           Net income$1,799 $1,759 $1,654 
           

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Revenue and net interest income are on an FTE basis.

2 Revenue, net of interest expense.

             Three months ended
Business Highlights1,2           ($ in billions)12/31/20159/30/201512/31/2014
• No. 1 retail deposit market share3

 

• Average deposit balances grew $40B, or 8%

 

• Average loan balances grew $12B, or 6%

 

• Total mortgage and home equity production4 grew $2B, or 13%, to $17B

 

• Client brokerage assets grew $9B, or 8% to $123B

 

• Approximately 1.3MM new U.S. consumer credit cards issued

 

• 18.7MM mobile banking active users, up 13%

 

• 4,726 financial centers, including 9 new openings during the quarter

 

• Combined credit/debit spending up $4B to $130B

           Average deposits$557.3 $548.9 $517.6 
           Average loans and leases211.1 206.3 199.2 
           Brokerage assets (EOP)122.7 117.2 113.8 
           Total mortgage production417.0 16.9 15.0 
           Mobile banking users (MM)18.7 18.4 16.5 
           Number of financial centers4,726 4,741 4,855 
           Efficiency ratio (FTE)156%57%57%
           Return on average allocated capital(J)25%24%22%
           Total U.S. Consumer Credit Card
           New card accounts (MM)21.3 1.3 1.2 
           Risk-adjusted margin29.81%9.54%9.96%
           

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Efficiency ratio is on an FTE basis.

2 The U.S. card portfolio includes Consumer Banking and GWIM.

3 Source: SNL branch data, U.S. retail deposit market share based on June 2015 FDIC deposit data, adjusted to remove commercial balances.

4 Total mortgage production includes first mortgage and home equity originations in Consumer Banking and GWIM.
Amounts represent the unpaid principal balance of loans and in the case of home equity, the principal amount of the total line of credit.

             
        
Global Wealth and Investment Management       
        Three months ended
Financial Results1      ($ in millions)12/31/2015 9/30/2015 12/31/2014

• Revenue down $160MM to $4.4B

 

 – NII relatively flat, as the benefits from loan and deposit growth were mostly offset
by the impact of the firm's allocation of asset liability management (ALM) activities

 

 – Noninterest income down, due to lower transactional activity and lower market valuations

 

• Noninterest expense up $36MM, due primarily to higher amortization of previously issued
stock awards and investments in client-facing professionals, partially offset by lower
revenue-related incentives

 

• Net income down 13% to $614MM

      Net interest income(FTE)$1,412  $1,377  $1,406 
      Noninterest income3,031  3,091  3,197 
      Total revenue(FTE)24,443  4,468  4,603 
      Provision for credit losses15  (2) 14 
      Noninterest expense3,478  3,446  3,442 
      Net income$614  $656  $705 
      

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Revenue and net interest income are on an FTE basis.

2 Revenue, net of interest expense.

        Three months ended
Business Highlights1      ($ in billions)12/31/2015 9/30/2015 12/31/2014

• Average deposit balances grew $12.5B, or 5%

 

• Average loans and leases grew $12.3B, or 10%

 

• Total client balances relatively unchanged at

nearly $2.5T

 

• Long-term assets under management (AUM) flows

of $7B were the 26th consecutive quarter of

positive flows

 

• Number of wealth advisors increased 5% to

18,167

      Average deposits$251.3  $244.0  $238.8 
      Average loans and leases135.8  133.2  123.5 
      Long-term AUM flows6.7  4.4  9.4 
      Liquidity AUM flows4.8  (3.2) (0.3)
      Pretax margin21% 23% 25%
      Efficiency ratio (FTE)178% 77% 75%
      Return on average allocated capital(J)20% 22% 23%
      

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Efficiency ratio is on an FTE basis.

        
     
Global Banking    
     Three months ended
Financial Results1   ($ in millions)12/31/20159/30/201512/31/2014

• Revenue up $39MM to $4.4B

 

 – NII benefited from increased loan and deposit balances, partially offset by the impact of the
firm’s allocation of ALM activities, including liquidity costs, as well as loan spread
compression

 

 – Noninterest income increased, driven by improvements in leasing and treasury services,
as well as a gain on the sale of a foreclosed property, partially offset by lower investment
banking fees

 

• Provision for credit losses increased $264MM, driven by higher energy-related charge-offs, as
well as reserve builds for loan growth and energy exposure

 

• Noninterest expense decreased, driven by lower litigation and incentive compensation costs,
partially offset by investments in client-facing professionals

 

• Net income down 9% to $1.4B, driven mostly by higher provision for credit losses

   Net interest income (FTE)$2,435 $2,346 $2,415 
   Noninterest income21,918 1,844 1,899 
   Total revenue (FTE)2,34,353 4,190 4,314 
   Provision for credit losses233 179 (31)
   Noninterest expense1,938 2,018 1,969 
   Net income$1,378 $1,277 $1,520 
   

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Revenue and net interest income are on an FTE basis.

2 Global Banking shares with Global Markets in certain deal economics from investment banking and loan origination activities.

3 Revenue, net of interest expense.

     Three months ended
Business Highlights1   ($ in billions)12/31/20159/30/201512/31/2014

• Average deposit balances grew $15.7B, or 5%

 

• Average loans and leases grew $33.3B, or 12%

 

• Corporation-wide investment banking fees of $1.3B (excluding self-led deals) declined 17%,
driven by lower leveraged finance and equity issuance, partly offset by higher advisory fees

 

 – Ranked No. 3 globally in net investment banking fees(G)

 

 – Second-highest quarter in advisory fees since merger

 

 – Participated in 8 of top 10 debt deals and 7 of top 10 equity deals(G)

   Average deposits$307.8 $296.3 $292.1 
   Average loans and leases320.3 310.0 287.0 
   Total Corp. IB fees (excl. self-led)21.3 1.3 1.5 
   Global Banking IB fees20.7 0.8 0.8 
   Business Lending revenue2.0 1.9 1.9 
   Global Transaction Services revenue1.6 1.6 1.6 
   Efficiency ratio (FTE)144%48%46%
   Return on average allocated capital(J)16%14%18%
   

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Efficiency ratio is on an FTE basis.

2 Global Banking shares with Global Markets in certain deal economics from investment banking and loan origination activities.

     
      
Global Markets     
      Three months ended
Financial Results1    ($ in millions)12/31/20159/30/201512/31/2014

• Revenue up $741MM to $3.1B; excluding net DVA4, revenue up $313MM to $3.3B, driven primarily by improved sales and trading results and a gain on an equity investment, partially offset by lower investment banking fees

 

• Noninterest expense increased $232MM, due primarily to higher revenue-related expenses

 

• Net income of $185MM, compared to a loss of $75MM; excluding DVA, net income was $308MM, compared to $316MM4

    Net interest income (FTE)$1,166 $1,135 $1,036 
    Noninterest income21,962 2,635 1,351 
    Total revenue2,33,128 3,770 2,387 
    Net DVA4(198)12 (626)
    Total revenue

(excl. net DVA) (FTE)2,3,4(H)

3,326 3,758 3,013 
    Provision for credit losses30 42 26 
    Noninterest expense2,754 2,683 2,522 
    Net income (loss)$185 $821 $(75)
    

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Revenue and net interest income are on an FTE basis.

2 Global Banking shares with Global Markets in certain deal economics from investment banking and loan origination activities.

3 Revenue, net of interest expense.

4 Revenue excluding net DVA is a non-GAAP financial measure. In Q4-14, a funding valuation adjustment (FVA) charge of $497MM was recorded and included in net DVA. In Q4-15, the Corporation early adopted new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments. See endnote H for additional information.

      Three months ended
Business Highlights1    ($ in billions)12/31/20159/30/201512/31/2014

• Sales and trading revenue up $0.7B to $2.4B

 

• Excluding net DVA, sales and trading revenue up 11% to $2.6B(H)

 

 – FICC increased 20%, reflecting improvement across most products, notably in rates and credit-related products(H)

 

 – Equities down 3%, due to lower levels of client activity(H)

 

• No. 1 global research firm for 5th consecutive year2

    Average trading-related assets$416.1 $431.5 $455.5 
    Average loans and leases68.8 66.4 58.1 
    Sales and trading revenue2.4 3.2 1.7 
    Sales and trading revenue(excl. net DVA)(H)2.6 3.2 2.4 
    Global Markets IB fees0.5 0.5 0.7 
    Efficiency ratio (FTE)188%71%106%
    Return on average allocated capital(J)2%9%n/m
    

n/m = not meaningful

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Efficiency ratio is on an FTE basis.

2 Source: Institutional Investor magazine.

      
     
Legacy Assets and Servicing    
     Three months ended
Financial Results1   ($ in millions)12/31/2015  9/30/2015  12/31/2014

• Revenue down $50MM, driven by a decrease in NII on lower loan balances, as well as a modest
decline in noninterest income, as lower servicing fees and mortgage servicing rights performance,
net of hedge results, were partially offset by lower representations and warranties provision

 

• The benefit in the provision for credit losses was $103MM lower, driven primarily by a slower pace
of portfolio improvement

 

• Noninterest expense down 16% to $1.1B; excluding litigation, noninterest expense down
28% to $795MM, due mostly to lower servicing costs(I)

 

• Number of 60+ days delinquent first mortgage loans serviced down 46% to 103,000 units

 

• Number of LAS employees3 declined 35% to 11,200

 

• Net loss declined to $351MM from $379MM

   Net interest income(FTE)$347   $382   $390 
   Noninterest income241   458   248 
   Total revenue (FTE)2588   840   638 
   Provision for credit losses(10)  6   (113)
   Noninterest expense1,148   1,142   1,360 
   Litigation expense353   228   256 
   Noninterest expense (excl. litigation)795   914   1,104 
   Net loss$(351)  $(196)  $(379)
   

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Revenue and net interest income are on an FTE basis.

2 Revenue, net of interest expense.

3 Includes other FTEs supporting LAS (contractors).

     
     
All Other    
     Three months ended
Financial Results1   ($ in millions)12/31/2015  9/30/2015  12/31/2014

• Revenue improved $201MM to ($545MM)

 

 – NII impacted by $0.6B reduction for certain trust preferred securities, as well as $0.1B positive
market-related adjustments on debt securities

 – Noninterest income improved, driven primarily by the absence of a provision for U.K. payment
protection insurance as well as higher gains on sale of debt securities

 

• The benefit in the provision for credit losses of $112MM declined, driven by lower recoveries
including those on the sale of nonperforming loans

 

•Noninterest expense down $274MM, due primarily to lower personnel and litigation costs, partially
offset by higher professional fees

 

• Income tax includes the $290MM negative impact from U.K. tax law changes

 

• Net loss declined to $289MM from $375MM

   Net interest income (FTE)$(387)  $(502)  $(349)
   Noninterest income(158)  14   (397)
   Total revenue(FTE)2(545)  (488)  (746)
   Provision for credit losses(112)  (67)  (330)
   Noninterest expense210   84   484 
   Net income (loss)$(289)  $4   $(375)
   

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted. Revenue and net interest income are on an FTE basis.

2 Revenue, net of interest expense.

Note: All Other consists of ALM activities, equity investments, the international consumer card business, liquidating businesses, residual expense allocations and other. ALM activities encompass certain residential mortgages, debt securities, interest rate and foreign currency risk management activities including the residual net interest income allocation, the impact of certain allocation methodologies and accounting hedge ineffectiveness. Beginning with new originations in 2014, we retain certain residential mortgages in Consumer Banking, consistent with where the overall relationship is managed; previously such mortgages were in All Other. Additionally, certain residential mortgage loans that are managed by Legacy Assets and Servicing are held in All Other. The results of certain ALM activities are allocated to our business segments. Equity investments include our merchant services joint venture as well as Global Principal Investments, which is comprised of a portfolio of equity, real estate and other alternative investments.

   
Credit Quality  
   Three months ended
Highlights1 ($ in millions)12/31/2015  9/30/2015  12/31/2014

Credit quality remained strong, improving across all consumer portfolios, while the energy sector
of the commercial portfolio experienced elevated charge-offs and criticized levels

 

Net charge-offs were $1.1B, compared to $0.9B

 

Excluding losses associated with the August 2014 DoJ settlement, collateral valuation adjustments,
and nonperforming loan sale and other recoveries, net charge-offs were $1B in both Q4-15 and the
year-ago quarter

 

The net charge-off ratio increased to 0.51% from 0.40%. Excluding the items noted above, the net
charge-off ratio was 0.45% in Q4-15, compared to 0.47%

 

Provision for credit losses of $810MM was relatively stable compared to the third quarter of 2015
and up from the year-ago quarter due to lower consumer recoveries, a slower pace of improvement in the consumer portfolio, and higher reserve builds in the commercial portfolio, due to loan growth
and energy sector exposure

 

Net reserve release was $334MM, compared to $660MM; after adjusting for certain items
reserved for in prior quarters, the net reserve release was $195MM, compared to $509MM

 

Criticized commercial exposures increased to $16.5B from $13.6B in the prior quarter and
$11.6B in Q4-14, primarily due to increases in the energy sector

 

 Provision for credit losses$810   $806   $219 
 Net charge-offs1,144   932   879 
 Net charge-off ratio20.51%  0.42%  0.40%
 At period-end
 Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties$9,836   $10,336   $12,629 
 Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties ratio31.10%  1.17%  1.45%
 Allowance for loan and lease losses$12,234   $12,657   $14,419 
 Allowance for loan and lease losses ratio41.37%  1.44%  1.65%
 

1 Comparisons are to the year-ago quarter unless noted.

2 Net charge-off ratio is calculated as annualized net charge-offs divided by average outstanding loans and leases during the period.

3 Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties ratio is calculated as nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties divided by outstanding loans, leases and foreclosed properties at the end of the period.

4 Allowance for loan and lease losses ratio is calculated as allowance for loan and lease losses divided by loans and leases outstanding at the end of the period.

 

Note: Ratios do not include loans accounted for under the fair value option.

   
 
Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital Highlights ($ in billions unless noted)
Balance Sheet (end of period)Three months ended
 12/31/20159/30/201512/31/2014
Total assets$2,144.3 $2,153.0 $2,104.5 
Total loans and leases903.0 887.7 881.4 
Total deposits1,197.3 1,162.0 1,118.9 
Funding and Liquidity
Long-term debt$236.8 $237.3 $243.1 
Global Excess Liquidity Sources(D)504 499 439 
Time to required funding (months)(D)39 42 39 
Equity
Tangible common shareholders’ equity1$162,118 $161,659 $151,732 
Tangible common equity ratio17.8%7.8%7.5%
Common shareholders’ equity$233,932 $233,632 $224,162 
Common equity ratio10.9%10.9%10.7%
Per Share Data
Tangible book value per common share (F)$15.62 $15.50 $14.43 
Book value per common share22.54 22.41 21.32 
Common shares outstanding (in billions)10.38 10.43 10.52 
 
Regulatory Capital
Basel 3 Transition (as reported)2,3   
Common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital$163.0 $161.6 $155.4 
Risk-weighted assets1,602 1,392 1,262 
Common equity tier 1 ratio10.2%11.6%12.3%
Basel 3 Fully Phased-in2,4
Common equity tier 1 capital$154.1 $153.1 $141.2 

Standardized approach

   
Risk-weighted assets$1,426 $1,415 $1,415 
CET1 ratio10.8%10.8%10.0%

Advanced approaches5

   
Risk-weighted assets$1,574 $1,398 $1,465 
CET1 ratio9.8%11.0%9.6%
Proforma risk-weighted assetsn/a$1,570 n/a
Proforma CET1 ration/a9.7%n/a

Supplementary leverage(K)

   
Tier 1 capital$175.8 $174.6 $160.5 
Bank holding company SLR6.4%6.4%5.9%
Bank SLR6.9%7.0%7.0%

Notes:

1 Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. For reconciliation, see pages 17-19 of this press release.

2 Regulatory capital ratios are preliminary. Common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital, Tier 1 capital, risk-weighted assets (RWA), CET1 ratio and bank holding company supplementary leverage ratio (SLR) as shown on a fully phased-in basis are non-GAAP financial measures. For a reconciliation of CET1 to fully phased-in, see page 13 of this press release.

3 As previously disclosed, Bank of America received approval to begin using the Advanced approaches capital framework to determine risk-based capital and is now required to report regulatory capital under both the Standardized and Advanced approaches. The approach that yields the lower ratio is to be used to assess capital adequacy and was the Advanced approaches in the fourth quarter of 2015. Prior to exiting the parallel run, we were required to report regulatory capital under the Standardized approach only.

4 With the approval to exit parallel run, U.S. banking regulators requested modifications to certain internal analytical models including the wholesale (e.g., commercial) credit models, which increased our risk-weighted assets in the fourth quarter of 2015. Proforma information for Q3-15 includes the impact of these modifications as if effective at September 30, 2015.

5 Basel 3 fully phased-in Advanced approaches estimates assume approval by U.S. banking regulators of our internal analytical models, including approval of the internal models methodology (IMM). As of December 31, 2015, BAC had not received IMM approval.

 

Endnotes

 

  
AFully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis for the Corporation is a non-GAAP financial measure. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 17-19 of this press release. Net interest income on a GAAP basis was $9.8 billion, $9.5 billion and $9.6 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Net interest income on an FTE basis, excluding market-related and other adjustments, represents a non-GAAP financial measure. Market-related adjustments of premium amortization expense and hedge ineffectiveness were $0.1 billion, ($0.6) billion and ($0.6) billion for the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Other adjustments for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 include $0.6 billion in negative adjustments on certain trust preferred securities. Total revenue, net of interest expense, on a GAAP basis was $19.5 billion, $20.4 billion and $18.7 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Net DVA gains (losses) were ($198) million, $12 million and ($626) million for the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
  
BNoninterest expense, excluding litigation expense, is a non-GAAP financial measure. Noninterest expense on a GAAP basis was $13.9 billion, $13.8 billion and $14.2 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Litigation expense was $428 million, $231 million and $393 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
  
CFully phased-in estimates are non-GAAP financial measures. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 17-19 of this press release. On January 1, 2014, the Basel 3 rules became effective, subject to transition provisions primarily related to regulatory deductions and adjustments impacting Common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital and Tier 1 capital. Bank of America received approval to begin using the Advanced approaches capital framework to determine risk-based capital requirements beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015. As previously disclosed, with the approval to exit parallel run, U.S. banking regulators requested modifications to certain internal analytical models including the wholesale (e.g., commercial) credit models, which increased our risk-weighted assets in the fourth quarter of 2015. Proforma information for Q3-15 includes the impact of these modifications as if effective at September 30, 2015. Basel 3 Advanced approaches estimates on a fully phased-in basis assume approval by U.S. banking regulators of our internal analytical models, including approval of the internal models methodology (IMM). As of December 31, 2015, BAC had not received IMM approval.
  
DGlobal Excess Liquidity Sources include cash and high-quality, liquid, unencumbered securities, limited to U.S. government securities, U.S. agency securities, U.S. agency MBS, and a select group of non-U.S. government and supranational securities, and are readily available to meet funding requirements as they arise. It does not include Federal Reserve Discount Window or Federal Home Loan Bank borrowing capacity. Transfers of liquidity from the bank or other regulated entities are subject to certain regulatory restrictions. Time to required funding is a debt coverage measure and is expressed as the number of months unsecured holding company obligations of Bank of America Corporation can be met using only the parent company’s Global Excess Liquidity Sources without issuing debt or sourcing additional liquidity. We define unsecured contractual obligations for purposes of this metric as maturities of senior or subordinated debt issued or guaranteed by Bank of America Corporation. For all periods shown, we have included in the amount of unsecured contractual obligations the liability, including estimated costs, for the previously announced BNY Mellon private-label securitization settlement. As of December 31, 2015, this amount was $8.5B.
  
EReturn on average tangible common equity is a non-GAAP financial measure. For more information, refer to pages 17-19 of this press release.
  
FTangible book value per share of common stock is a non-GAAP financial measure. For more information, refer to pages 17-19 of this press release.
  
GRankings per Dealogic as of January 5, 2016 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.
  
H

In January 2016, the FASB issued new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments. The Corporation has early adopted, retrospective to January 1, 2015, the provision that requires the Corporation to present unrealized gains/losses resulting from changes in the Corporation's own credit spreads on liabilities accounted for under the fair value option (referred to as debit valuation adjustments, or DVA) in accumulated OCI. The impact of the adoption was to reclassify, as of January 1, 2015, unrealized DVA losses of $2.0B pretax ($1.2B after tax) from January 1, 2015 retained earnings to accumulated OCI. Further, pretax unrealized DVA gains of $301 million, $301 million and $420 million were reclassified from other income to accumulated OCI for Q3-15, Q2-15 and Q1-15, respectively. This had the effect of reducing net income as previously reported for the aforementioned quarters by $187 million, $186 million and $260 million, or approximately $0.02 per quarter. This change is reflected in consolidated results and the Global Markets segment results. Results for 2014 were not subject to restatement under the provisions of the new accounting guidance.

 

Revenue for all periods included net DVA on derivatives, as well as amortization of own credit portion of purchase discount and realized DVA on structured liabilities; periods prior to 2015 also included unrealized DVA on structured liabilities.

 

Global Markets revenue, excluding net DVA, and sales and trading revenue, excluding net DVA, are non-GAAP financial measures. Net DVA losses were $198 million and $626 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. FICC net DVA losses were $190 million and $577 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Equities net DVA losses were $8 million and $49 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.

  
ILegacy Assets and Servicing (LAS) noninterest expense, excluding litigation, is a non-GAAP financial measure. LAS noninterest expense was $1.1 billion, $1.1 billion and $1.4 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. LAS litigation expense was $353 million, $228 million and $256 million in the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
  
JReturn on average allocated capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate this measure differently. For reconciliation to GAAP financial measures, refer to pages 17-19 of this press release.
  
KThe estimated supplementary leverage ratio is measured using quarter-end Tier 1 capital as the numerator, calculated under Basel 3 on a fully phased-in basis. The denominator is supplementary leverage exposure based on the daily average of the sum of on-balance sheet exposures less permitted Tier 1 deductions, as well as the simple average of certain off-balance sheet exposures, as of the end of each month in a quarter. Off-balance sheet exposures primarily include undrawn lending commitments, letters of credit, potential future derivative exposures and repo-style transactions. At December 31, 2015, the estimated SLR for the Bank Holding Company on a fully phased-in basis was 6.4 percent. Differences between fully phased-in and transitional supplementary leverage exposures are immaterial.
 
 
Contact Information and Investor Conference Call Invitation
 
  

Note: Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan and Chief Financial Officer Paul Donofrio will discuss fourth-quarter 2015 results in a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today. The presentation and supporting materials can be accessed on the Bank of America Investor Relations website at http://investor.bankofamerica.com.

 

For a listen-only connection to the conference call, dial 1.877.200.4456 (U.S.) or 1.785.424.1732 (international), and the conference ID is: 79795. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay will also be available beginning at noon ET on January 19 through midnight, January 27 by telephone at 1.800.753.8546 (U.S.) or 1.402.220.0685 (international).

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About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,700 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with approximately 32 million active users and approximately 19 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Forward-Looking Statements

Bank of America and its management may make certain statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often use words such as “anticipates,” “targets,” “expects,” “hopes,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “goals,” “believes,” “continue” and other similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “may,” “might,” “should,” “would” and “could.” Forward-looking statements represent Bank of America's current expectations, plans or forecasts of its future results and revenues, and future business and economic conditions more generally, and other future matters. These statements are not guarantees of future results or performance and involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict and are often beyond Bank of America's control. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, any of these forward-looking statements.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should consider the following uncertainties and risks, as well as the risks and uncertainties more fully discussed under Item 1A. Risk Factors of Bank of America's 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in any of Bank of America's subsequent Securities and Exchange Commission filings: the Company's ability to resolve representations and warranties repurchase and related claims, including claims brought by investors or trustees seeking to distinguish certain aspects of the ACE Securities Corp. v. DB Structured Products, Inc. (ACE) ruling or to assert other claims seeking to avoid the impact of the ACE ruling; the possibility that the Company could face related servicing, securities, fraud, indemnity, contribution or other claims from one or more counterparties, including trustees, purchasers of loans, underwriters, issuers, other parties involved in securitizations, monolines or private-label and other investors; the possibility that future representations and warranties losses may occur in excess of the Company's recorded liability and estimated range of possible loss for its representations and warranties exposures; the possibility that the Company may not collect mortgage insurance claims; potential claims, damages, penalties, fines and reputational damage resulting from pending or future litigation and regulatory proceedings, including the possibility that amounts may be in excess of the Company’s recorded liability and estimated range of possible losses for litigation exposures; the possibility that the European Commission will impose remedial measures in relation to its investigation of the Company's competitive practices; the possible outcome of LIBOR, other reference rate and foreign exchange inquiries and investigations; uncertainties about the financial stability and growth rates of non-U.S. jurisdictions, the risk that those jurisdictions may face difficulties servicing their sovereign debt, and related stresses on financial markets, currencies and trade, and the Company's exposures to such risks, including direct, indirect and operational; the impact of U.S. and global interest rates, currency exchange rates and economic conditions; the impact on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations of a potential higher interest rate environment; the impact on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations from a protracted period of lower energy prices; adverse changes to the Company's credit ratings from the major credit rating agencies; estimates of the fair value of certain of the Company's assets and liabilities; uncertainty regarding the content, timing and impact of regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, including the potential adoption of total loss-absorbing capacity requirements; the potential for payment protection insurance exposure to increase as a result of Financial Conduct Authority actions; the possible impact of Federal Reserve actions on the Company’s capital plans; the impact of implementation and compliance with new and evolving U.S. and international regulations, including but not limited to recovery and resolution planning requirements, the Volcker Rule, and derivatives regulations; a failure in or breach of the Company’s operational or security systems or infrastructure, or those of third parties, including as a result of cyber attacks; and other similar matters.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Bank of America undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statement was made.

BofA Global Capital Management Group, LLC (BofA Global Capital Management) is an asset management division of Bank of America Corporation. BofA Global Capital Management entities furnish investment management services and products for institutional and individual investors.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the Global Banking and Global Markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. Lending, derivatives and other commercial banking activities are performed by banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation, including Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC. Securities, financial advisory and other investment banking activities are performed by investment banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (Investment Banking Affiliates), including Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, which are registered broker-dealers and members of FINRA and SIPC. Investment products offered by Investment Banking Affiliates: Are Not FDIC Insured * May Lose Value * Are Not Bank Guaranteed. Bank of America Corporation's broker-dealers are not banks and are separate legal entities from their bank affiliates. The obligations of the broker-dealers are not obligations of their bank affiliates (unless explicitly stated otherwise), and these bank affiliates are not responsible for securities sold, offered or recommended by the broker-dealers. The foregoing also applies to other non-bank affiliates.

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Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries          
Selected Financial Data    
(Dollars in millions, except per share data; shares in thousands)          
               

Summary Income Statement

 Year Ended
December 31
 Fourth
Quarter
2015
   Third
Quarter
2015
   Fourth
Quarter
2014
  2015 2014      
Net interest income $39,251  $39,952  $9,801    $9,511    $9,635 
Noninterest income 43,256  44,295  9,727    10,870    9,090 
Total revenue, net of interest expense (1) 82,507  84,247  19,528    20,381    18,725 
Provision for credit losses 3,161  2,275  810    806    219 
Noninterest expense 57,192  75,117  13,871    13,808    14,196 
Income before income taxes 22,154  6,855  4,847    5,767    4,310 
Income tax expense 6,266  2,022  1,511    1,446    1,260 
Net income (1) $15,888  $4,833  $3,336    $4,321    $3,050 
Preferred stock dividends 1,483  1,044  330    441    312 
Net income applicable to common shareholders (1) $14,405  $3,789  $3,006    $3,880    $2,738 
               
Common shares issued 4,054  25,866  71    36    648 
Average common shares issued and outstanding 10,462,282  10,527,818  10,399,422    10,444,291    10,516,334 
Average diluted common shares issued and outstanding 11,213,992  10,584,535  11,153,169    11,197,203    11,273,773 
               

Summary Average Balance Sheet

            
Total debt securities $390,884  $351,702  $399,423    $394,420    $371,014 
Total loans and leases 882,183  903,901  891,861    882,841    884,733 
Total earning assets 1,830,342  1,814,930  1,852,958    1,847,396    1,802,121 
Total assets 2,160,141  2,145,590  2,180,472    2,168,993    2,137,551 
Total deposits 1,155,860  1,124,207  1,186,051    1,159,231    1,122,514 
Common shareholders’ equity 230,182  223,072  234,851    231,620    224,479 
Total shareholders’ equity 251,990  238,482  257,125    253,893    243,454 
             

Performance Ratios

            
Return on average assets (1) 0.74% 0.23% 0.61%   0.79%   0.57%
Return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity (1, 2) 9.11  2.52  7.32    9.65    7.15 
             

Per common share information

              
Earnings (1) $1.38  $0.36  $0.29    $0.37    $0.26 
Diluted earnings (1) 1.31  0.36  0.28    0.35    0.25 
Dividends paid 0.20  0.12  0.05    0.05    0.05 
Book value 22.54  21.32  22.54    22.41    21.32 
Tangible book value (2) 15.62  14.43  15.62    15.50    14.43 
               
      December 31
2015
   September 30
2015
   December 31
2014

Summary Period-End Balance Sheet

              
Total debt securities     $407,005    $391,651    $380,461 
Total loans and leases     903,001    887,689    881,391 
Total earning assets     1,811,998    1,826,310    1,768,431 
Total assets     2,144,316    2,153,006    2,104,534 
Total deposits     1,197,259    1,162,009    1,118,936 
Common shareholders’ equity     233,932    233,632    224,162 
Total shareholders’ equity     256,205    255,905    243,471 
Common shares issued and outstanding     10,380,265    10,427,305    10,516,542 
               

Credit Quality

 Year Ended
December 31
 Fourth
Quarter
2015
   Third
Quarter
2015
   Fourth
Quarter
2014
  2015 2014      
Total net charge-offs $4,338  $4,383  $1,144    $932    $879 
Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans and leases outstanding (3) 0.50% 0.49% 0.51%   0.42%   0.40%
Provision for credit losses $3,161  $2,275  $810    $806    $219 
               
      December 31
2015
   September 30
2015
   December 31
2014
            
Total nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties (4)     $9,836    $10,336    $12,629 
Nonperforming loans, leases and foreclosed properties as a percentage of total loans, leases and foreclosed properties (3)     1.10%   1.17%   1.45%
Allowance for loan and lease losses     $12,234    $12,657    $14,419 
Allowance for loan and lease losses as a percentage of total loans and leases outstanding (3)     1.37%   1.44%   1.65%
               

 

              
Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries    
Selected Financial Data (continued)    
(Dollars in millions)    
           
      Basel 3 Transition

Capital Management

     December 31
2015
   September 30
2015
   December 31
2014
         
Risk-based capital metrics (5, 6, 7):              
Common equity tier 1 capital     $163,026    $161,649    $155,361 
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio     10.2%   11.6%   12.3%
Tier 1 leverage ratio     8.6    8.5    8.2 
               
Tangible equity ratio (8)     8.9    8.8    8.4 
Tangible common equity ratio (8)     7.8    7.8    7.5 
               

Regulatory Capital Reconciliations (5, 7, 9)

     December 31
2015
   September 30
2015
   December 31
2014
          
Regulatory capital – Basel 3 transition to fully phased-in              
Common equity tier 1 capital (transition) (6)     $163,026    $161,649    $155,361 
Deferred tax assets arising from net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards phased in during transition     (5,151)   (5,554)   (8,905)
Accumulated OCI phased in during transition     (1,917)   (1,018)   (1,592)
Intangibles phased in during transition     (1,559)   (1,654)   (2,556)
Defined benefit pension fund assets phased in during transition     (568)   (470)   (599)
DVA related to liabilities and derivatives phased in during transition     307    228    925 
Other adjustments and deductions phased in during transition     (54)   (92)   (1,417)
Common equity tier 1 capital (fully phased-in)     $154,084    $153,089    $141,217 
               
Risk-weighted assets – As reported to Basel 3 (fully phased-in)              
Basel 3 Standardized approach risk-weighted assets as reported (6)     $1,401,849    $1,391,672    $1,261,544 
Changes in risk-weighted assets from reported to fully phased-in     24,088    22,989    153,722 
Basel 3 Standardized approach risk-weighted assets (fully phased-in)     $1,425,937    $1,414,661    1,415,266 
               
Basel 3 Advanced approaches risk-weighted assets as reported     $1,602,070    n/a   n/a
Changes in risk-weighted assets from reported to fully phased-in     (27,690)   n/a   n/a
Basel 3 Advanced approaches risk-weighted assets (fully phased-in) (10)     $1,574,380    $1,397,504    1,465,479 
               
Regulatory capital ratios              
Basel 3 Standardized approach common equity tier 1 (transition) (6)     11.6%   11.6%   12.3%
Basel 3 Advanced approaches common equity tier 1 (transition)     10.2    n/a   n/a
Basel 3 Standardized approach common equity tier 1 (fully phased-in)     10.8    10.8    10.0 
Basel 3 Advanced approaches common equity tier 1 (fully phased-in) (10)     9.8    11.0    9.6 

(1) For information on the impact of early adoption of new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments, see page 9.

(2) Return on average tangible common shareholders' equity and tangible book value per share of common stock are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the Corporation. Other companies may define or calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently. See Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 17-19.

(3) Ratios do not include loans accounted for under the fair value option during the period. Charge-off ratios are annualized for the quarterly presentation.

(4) Balances do not include past due consumer credit card, consumer loans secured by real estate where repayments are insured by the Federal Housing Administration and individually insured long-term stand-by agreements (fully-insured home loans), and in general, other consumer and commercial loans not secured by real estate; purchased credit-impaired loans even though the customer may be contractually past due; nonperforming loans held-for-sale; nonperforming loans accounted for under the fair value option; and nonaccruing troubled debt restructured loans removed from the purchased credit-impaired portfolio prior to January 1, 2010.

(5) Regulatory capital ratios are preliminary.

(6) Common equity tier 1 capital ratio at September 30, 2015 reflects the migration of the risk-weighted assets calculation from the general risk-based approach to the Basel 3 Standardized approach, and Common equity tier 1 capital includes the 2015 phase-in of regulatory capital transition provisions.

(7) Bank of America received approval to begin using the Advanced approaches capital framework to determine risk-based capital requirements beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015. With the approval to exit parallel run, Bank of America is now required to report regulatory capital under both the Standardized and Advanced approaches. The approach that yields the lower ratio is to be used to assess capital adequacy and was the Advanced approaches in the fourth quarter of 2015. Prior to exiting parallel run, we were required to report regulatory capital under the Standardized approach only.

(8) Tangible equity ratio equals period-end tangible shareholders' equity divided by period-end tangible assets. Tangible common equity ratio equals period-end tangible common shareholders' equity divided by period-end tangible assets. Tangible shareholders' equity and tangible assets are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the Corporation. Other companies may define or calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently. See Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 17-19.

(9) Fully phased-in estimates are non-GAAP financial measures. For reconciliations to GAAP financial measures, see above.

(10) Basel 3 fully phased-in Advanced approaches estimates assume approval by U.S. banking regulators of our internal analytical models, including approval of the internal models methodology (IMM). As of December 31, 2015, the Corporation had not received IMM approval.

n/a = not applicable

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Quarterly Results by Business Segment
(Dollars in millions)
  Fourth Quarter 2015
  

Consumer
Banking

 GWIM 

Global
Banking

 

Global
Markets

 

Legacy
Assets &
Servicing

 

All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1) $7,792  $4,443  $4,353  $3,128  $588  $(545)
Provision for credit losses 654  15  233  30  (10) (112)
Noninterest expense 4,343  3,478  1,938  2,754  1,148  210 
Net income (loss) 1,799  614  1,378  185  (351) (289)
Return on average allocated capital (2) 25% 20% 16% 2% n/m n/m

Balance Sheet

            

Average

            
Total loans and leases $211,126  $135,839  $320,290  $68,835  $27,223  $128,548 
Total deposits 557,319  251,306  307,806  37,454  n/m 22,916 
Allocated capital (2) 29,000  12,000  35,000  35,000  24,000  n/m
Period end            
Total loans and leases $214,405  $137,847  $325,677  $73,208  $26,521  $125,343 
Total deposits 572,739  260,893  296,162  37,276  n/m 22,898 
             
  Third Quarter 2015
  

Consumer
Banking

 GWIM 

Global
Banking

 

Global
Markets

 

Legacy
Assets &
Servicing

 All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1, 3) $7,832  $4,468  $4,190  $3,770  $840  $(488)
Provision for credit losses 648  (2) 179  42  6  (67)
Noninterest expense 4,435  3,446  2,018  2,683  1,142  84 
Net income (loss) (3) 1,759  656  1,277  821  (196) 4 
Return on average allocated capital (2) 24% 22% 14% 9% n/m n/m

Balance Sheet

            
Average            
Total loans and leases $206,337  $133,168  $310,043  $66,392  $29,074  $137,827 
Total deposits 548,897  243,980  296,321  37,050  n/m 22,603 
Allocated capital (2) 29,000  12,000  35,000  35,000  24,000  n/m
Period end            
Total loans and leases $208,981  $134,630  $315,224  $70,159  $27,982  $130,713 
Total deposits 551,541  246,172  297,644  36,019  n/m 21,769 
             
  Fourth Quarter 2014
  

Consumer
Banking

 GWIM 

Global
Banking

 

Global
Markets

 

Legacy
Assets &
Servicing

 

All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1) $7,759  $4,603  $4,314  $2,387  $638  $(746)
Provision for credit losses 653  14  (31) 26  (113) (330)
Noninterest expense 4,419  3,442  1,969  2,522  1,360  484 
Net income (loss) 1,654  705  1,520  (75) (379) (375)
Return on average allocated capital (2) 22% 23% 18% n/m n/m n/m

Balance Sheet

            
Average            
Total loans and leases $199,215  $123,544  $287,003  $58,108  $33,772  $183,091 
Total deposits 517,581  238,835  292,096  40,941  n/m 22,162 
Allocated capital (2) 30,000  12,000  33,500  34,000  17,000  n/m
Period end            
Total loans and leases $202,000  $125,431  $288,905  $59,388  $33,055  $172,612 
Total deposits 524,415  245,391  279,792  40,746  n/m 19,240 

(1) Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis is a performance measure used by management in operating the business that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes.

(2) Return on average allocated capital is calculated as net income, adjusted for cost of funds and earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles, divided by average allocated capital. Allocated capital and the related return are non-GAAP financial measures. The Corporation believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate these measures differently. (See Exhibit A: Non-GAAP Reconciliations - Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 17-19.)

(3) For information on the impact of early adoption of new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments, see page 9.

n/m = not meaningful

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified among the segments to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Annual Results by Business Segment
(Dollars in millions)            
  Year Ended December 31, 2015
  

Consumer

Banking

 GWIM 

Global
Banking

 

Global
Markets

 

Legacy
Assets &
Servicing

 

All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (1, 2) $30,618  $18,001  $16,919  $15,067  $3,430  $(619)
Provision for credit losses 2,524  51  685  99  144  (342)
Noninterest expense 17,485  13,843  7,888  11,310  4,451  2,215 
Net income (loss) (1) 6,739  2,609  5,273  2,496  (740) (489)
Return on average allocated capital (3) 23% 22% 15% 7% n/m n/m

Balance Sheet

            
Average            
Total loans and leases $204,723  $131,383  $305,220  $63,572  $29,885  $147,400 
Total deposits 545,839  244,725  294,733  38,470  n/m 21,862 
Allocated capital (3) 29,000  12,000  35,000  35,000  24,000  n/m
Period end            
Total loans and leases $214,405  $137,847  $325,677  $73,208  $26,521  $125,343 
Total deposits 572,739  260,893  296,162  37,276  n/m 22,898 
             
  Year Ended December 31, 2014
  Consumer

Banking

 GWIM 

Global
Banking

 

Global
Markets

 

Legacy
Assets &
Servicing

 All

Other

Total revenue, net of interest expense (FTE basis) (2) $30,809  $18,404  $17,607  $16,188  $2,676  $(568)
Provision for credit losses 2,680  14  322  110  127  (978)
Noninterest expense 17,865  13,654  8,170  11,862  20,633  2,933 
Net income (loss) 6,436  2,969  5,769  2,705  (13,110) 64 
Return on average allocated capital (3) 21% 25% 17% 8% n/m n/m

Balance Sheet

            
Average            
Total loans and leases $197,115  $119,775  $286,484  $62,073  $35,941  $202,513 
Total deposits 512,820  240,242  288,010  40,813  n/m 30,834 
Allocated capital (3) 30,000  12,000  33,500  34,000  17,000  n/m
Period end            
Total loans and leases $202,000  $125,431  $288,905  $59,388  $33,055  $172,612 
Total deposits 524,415  245,391  279,792  40,746  n/m 19,240 

(1) For information on the impact of early adoption of new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments, see page 9.

(2) Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis is a performance measure used by management in operating the business that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes.

(3) Return on average allocated capital is calculated as net income, adjusted for cost of funds and earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles, divided by average allocated capital. Allocated capital and the related return are non-GAAP financial measures. The Corporation believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the segments. Other companies may define or calculate these measures differently. (See Exhibit A: Non-GAAP Reconciliations - Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 17-19.)

n/m = not meaningful

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified among the segments to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Financial Data              
(Dollars in millions)              

Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis data (1)

Year Ended
December 31
  Fourth
Quarter
2015
   Third
Quarter
2015
   Fourth
Quarter
2014
 2015 2014       
Net interest income$40,160  $40,821   $10,032    $9,742    $9,865 
Total revenue, net of interest expense (2)83,416  85,116   19,759    20,612    18,955 
Net interest yield2.20% 2.25%  2.16%   2.10%   2.18%
Efficiency ratio (2)68.56  88.25   70.20    66.99    74.90 
               
               

Other Data

     December 31
2015
  September 30
2015
  December 31
2014
Number of financial centers - U.S.     4,726    4,741    4,855 
Number of branded ATMs - U.S.     16,038    16,062    15,834 
Ending full-time equivalent employees     213,280    215,193    223,715 

(1) FTE basis is a non-GAAP financial measure. FTE basis is a performance measure used by management in operating the business that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes. See Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures on pages 17-19.

(2) For information on the impact of early adoption of new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments, see page 9.

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures
(Dollars in millions)

The Corporation evaluates its business based on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, a non-GAAP financial measure. The Corporation believes managing the business with net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis provides a more accurate picture of the interest margin for comparative purposes. Total revenue, net of interest expense, includes net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis and noninterest income. The Corporation views related ratios and analyses (i.e., efficiency ratios and net interest yield) on a fully taxable-equivalent basis. To derive the fully taxable-equivalent basis, net interest income is adjusted to reflect tax-exempt income on an equivalent before-tax basis with a corresponding increase in income tax expense. For purposes of this calculation, the Corporation uses the federal statutory tax rate of 35 percent. This measure ensures comparability of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources. The efficiency ratio measures the costs expended to generate a dollar of revenue, and net interest yield measures the basis points the Corporation earns over the cost of funds.

The Corporation also evaluates its business based on the following ratios that utilize tangible equity, a non-GAAP financial measure. Tangible equity represents an adjusted shareholders' equity or common shareholders' equity amount which has been reduced by goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax liabilities. Return on average tangible common shareholders' equity measures the Corporation's earnings contribution as a percentage of adjusted average common shareholders' equity. The tangible common equity ratio represents adjusted ending common shareholders' equity divided by total assets less goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax liabilities. Return on average tangible shareholders' equity measures the Corporation's earnings contribution as a percentage of adjusted average total shareholders' equity. The tangible equity ratio represents adjusted ending shareholders' equity divided by total assets less goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax liabilities. Tangible book value per common share represents adjusted ending common shareholders' equity divided by ending common shares outstanding. These measures are used to evaluate the Corporation's use of equity. In addition, profitability, relationship and investment models all use return on average tangible shareholders' equity as key measures to support our overall growth goals.

In addition, the Corporation periodically reviews capital allocated to its businesses and allocates capital annually during the strategic and capital planning processes. We utilize a methodology that considers the effect of regulatory capital requirements in addition to internal risk-based capital models. The Corporation's internal risk-based capital models use a risk-adjusted methodology incorporating each segment's credit, market, interest rate, business and operational risk components. Return on average allocated capital is calculated as net income, adjusted for cost of funds and earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles, divided by average allocated capital. Allocated capital and the related return both represent non-GAAP financial measures. Allocated capital is reviewed periodically and refinements are made based on multiple considerations that include, but are not limited to, risk-weighted assets measured under Basel 3 Standardized and Advanced approaches, business segment exposures and risk profile, and strategic plans. As part of this process, in 2015, the Corporation adjusted the amount of capital being allocated to its business segments, primarily Legacy Assets & Servicing.

See the tables below and on pages 18-19 for reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to financial measures defined by GAAP for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, and the three months ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014. The Corporation believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the Corporation. Other companies may define or calculate supplemental financial data differently.

  Year Ended
December 31
  Fourth
Quarter
2015
   Third
Quarter
2015
   Fourth
Quarter
2014
  2015 2014      

Reconciliation of net interest income to net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis

 
Net interest income $39,251  $39,952   $9,801    $9,511    $9,635 
Fully taxable-equivalent adjustment 909  869   231    231    230 
Net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis $40,160  $40,821   $10,032    $9,742    $9,865 
                

Reconciliation of total revenue, net of interest expense to total revenue, net of interest expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis

 
Total revenue, net of interest expense (1) $82,507  $84,247   $19,528    $20,381    $18,725 
Fully taxable-equivalent adjustment 909  869   231    231    230 
Total revenue, net of interest expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis $83,416  $85,116   $19,759    $20,612    $18,955 
                

Reconciliation of income tax expense to income tax expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis

 
Income tax expense (1) $6,266  $2,022   $1,511    $1,446    $1,260 
Fully taxable-equivalent adjustment 909  869   231    231    230 
Income tax expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis $7,175  $2,891   $1,742    $1,677    $1,490 
                

Reconciliation of average common shareholders’ equity to average tangible common shareholders’ equity

 
Common shareholders’ equity $230,182  $223,072   $234,851    $231,620    $224,479 
Goodwill (69,772) (69,809)  (69,761)   (69,774)   (69,782)
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (4,201) (5,109)  (3,888)   (4,099)   (4,747)
Related deferred tax liabilities 1,852  2,090   1,753    1,811    2,019 
Tangible common shareholders’ equity $158,061  $150,244   $162,955    $159,558    $151,969 
                

Reconciliation of average shareholders’ equity to average tangible shareholders’ equity

 
Shareholders’ equity $251,990  $238,482   $257,125    $253,893    $243,454 
Goodwill (69,772) (69,809)  (69,761)   (69,774)   (69,782)
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (4,201) (5,109)  (3,888)   (4,099)   (4,747)
Related deferred tax liabilities 1,852  2,090   1,753    1,811    2,019 
Tangible shareholders’ equity $179,869  $165,654   $185,229    $181,831    $170,944 

(1) For information on the impact of early adoption of new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments, see page 9.

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries               
Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures (continued) 
(Dollars in millions)               
  Year Ended
December 31
  Fourth
Quarter
2015
   Third
Quarter
2015
   Fourth
Quarter
2014
  2015 2014      

Reconciliation of period-end common shareholders’ equity to period-end tangible common shareholders’ equity

 
Common shareholders’ equity $233,932  $224,162   $233,932    $233,632    $224,162 
Goodwill (69,761) (69,777)  (69,761)   (69,761)   (69,777)
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (3,768) (4,612)  (3,768)   (3,973)   (4,612)
Related deferred tax liabilities 1,716  1,960   1,716    1,762    1,960 
Tangible common shareholders’ equity $162,119  $151,733   $162,119    $161,660    $151,733 
                

Reconciliation of period-end shareholders’ equity to period-end tangible shareholders’ equity

 
Shareholders’ equity $256,205  $243,471   $256,205    $255,905    $243,471 
Goodwill (69,761) (69,777)  (69,761)   (69,761)   (69,777)
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (3,768) (4,612)  (3,768)   (3,973)   (4,612)
Related deferred tax liabilities 1,716  1,960   1,716    1,762    1,960 
Tangible shareholders’ equity $184,392  $171,042   $184,392    $183,933    $171,042 
                

Reconciliation of period-end assets to period-end tangible assets

 
Assets $2,144,316  $2,104,534   $2,144,316    $2,153,006    $2,104,534 
Goodwill (69,761) (69,777)  (69,761)   (69,761)   (69,777)
Intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (3,768) (4,612)  (3,768)   (3,973)   (4,612)
Related deferred tax liabilities 1,716  1,960   1,716    1,762    1,960 
Tangible assets $2,072,503  $2,032,105   $2,072,503    $2,081,034    $2,032,105 
                

Book value per share of common stock

 
Common shareholders’ equity $233,932  $224,162   $233,932    $233,632    $224,162 
Ending common shares issued and outstanding 10,380,265  10,516,542   10,380,265    10,427,305    10,516,542 
Book value per share of common stock $22.54  $21.32   $22.54    $22.41    $21.32 
                

Tangible book value per share of common stock

 
Tangible common shareholders’ equity $162,119  $151,733   $162,119    $161,660    $151,733 
Ending common shares issued and outstanding 10,380,265  10,516,542   10,380,265    10,427,305    10,516,542 
Tangible book value per share of common stock $15.62  $14.43   $15.62    $15.50    $14.43 

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries               
Reconciliations to GAAP Financial Measures (continued)             
(Dollars in millions)               
  Year Ended
December 31
  Fourth
Quarter
2015
   Third
Quarter
2015
   Fourth
Quarter
2014
  2015 2014      

Reconciliation of return on average allocated capital (1)

               
                

Consumer Banking

               
Reported net income $6,739  $6,436   $1,799    $1,759    $1,654 
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 4  4   1    1    1 

Adjusted net income

 $6,743  $6,440   $1,800    $1,760    $1,655 
                
Average allocated equity (3) $59,319  $60,398   $59,296    $59,305    $60,367 
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (30,319) (30,398)  (30,296)   (30,305)   (30,367)
Average allocated capital $29,000  $30,000   $29,000    $29,000    $30,000 
                

Global Wealth & Investment Management

               
Reported net income $2,609  $2,969   $614    $656    $705 
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 11  13   2    3    3 
Adjusted net income $2,620  $2,982   $616    $659    $708 
                
Average allocated equity (3) $22,130  $22,214   $22,115    $22,132    $22,186 
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (10,130) (10,214)  (10,115)   (10,132)   (10,186)
Average allocated capital $12,000  $12,000   $12,000    $12,000    $12,000 
                

Global Banking

               
Reported net income $5,273  $5,769   $1,378    $1,277    $1,520 
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 1  2   1         
Adjusted net income $5,274  $5,771   $1,379    $1,277    $1,520 
                
Average allocated equity (3) $58,935  $57,429   $58,938    $58,947    $57,420 
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (23,935) (23,929)  (23,938)   (23,947)   (23,920)
Average allocated capital $35,000  $33,500   $35,000    $35,000    $33,500 
                

Global Markets

               
Reported net income (loss) (4) $2,496  $2,705   $185    $821    $(75)
Adjustment related to intangibles (2) 10  9   2    4    2 
Adjusted net income (loss) $2,506  $2,714   $187    $825    $(73)
                
Average allocated equity (3) $40,392  $39,394   $40,355    $40,351    $39,395 
Adjustment related to goodwill and a percentage of intangibles (5,392) (5,394)  (5,355)   (5,351)   (5,395)
Average allocated capital $35,000  $34,000   $35,000    $35,000    $34,000 

(1) There are no adjustments to reported net income (loss) or average allocated equity for Legacy Assets & Servicing.

(2) Represents cost of funds, earnings credits and certain expenses related to intangibles.

(3) Average allocated equity is comprised of average allocated capital plus capital for the portion of goodwill and intangibles specifically assigned to the business segment.

(4) For information on the impact of early adoption of new accounting guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments, see page 9.

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

This information is preliminary and based on company data available at the time of the presentation.

 

Contact:

Investors May Contact:
Lee McEntire, Bank of America, 1.980.388.6780
Jonathan Blum, Bank of America (Fixed Income), 1.212.449.3112

Reporters May Contact:
Jerry Dubrowski, Bank of America, 1.980.388.2840
jerome.f.dubrowski@bankofamerica.com