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CIT Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Net Income of $144 Million ($0.72 Per Diluted Share); Full Year Net Income of $1,057 Million ($5.67 Per Diluted Share)
Results Include After-Tax Charges of $76 million ($0.38) Per Diluted Share Related to Strategic Initiatives and Restructuring Charges – Completed sale of Brazil business, streamlined senior management structure and recognized a tax benefit on a previously sold international portfolio;
Grew Financing and Leasing Assets – Combined North America Banking and Transportation & International Finance financing and leasing assets grew 27% from a year ago, (5% excluding assets acquired from OneWest Bank);
Continued Progress Towards Bank-Centric Model – 65% of total financing and leasing assets in CIT Bank and deposits represent 64% of total funding; reduced weighted average costs of funds by 100 basis points from prior year;
Strong Capital Ratios – Common Equity Tier 1 of 12.7% and Total Capital Ratio of 13.3%.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 06:30 AM
We returned nearly $650 million of capital and increased CIT’s Bank deposits. CIT maintains strong capital and liquidity and is well positioned to build on our achievements under my successor Ellen Alemany and her leadership team.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of commercial lending and leasing services, today reported net income of $144 million, $0.72 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $251 million, $1.37 per diluted share, for the year-ago quarter. Income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter was $151 million, $0.75 per diluted share compared to $252 million, $1.37 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. Net income for the year-ago quarter included $44 million, ($0.24) per diluted share, from the reversal of the valuation allowance related to certain international deferred tax assets.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $1,057 million, $5.67 per diluted share, compared to $1,130 million, $5.96 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2014. Income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $1,067 million, $5.72 per diluted share, compared to $1,078 million, $5.69 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2014. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 included $647 million, $3.47 per diluted share, of income tax benefits associated with the partial reversals of the valuation allowances on certain domestic and international deferred tax assets, while the prior year included $419 million of such benefits, or $2.21 per diluted share.

“CIT’s evolution to a commercial bank model progressed throughout 2015 as we completed the acquisition of OneWest Bank, sold our non-strategic businesses in Brazil and Mexico, began the sale process for other international businesses and are exploring strategic alternatives for our Commercial Air Business,” said John A. Thain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We returned nearly $650 million of capital and increased CIT’s Bank deposits. CIT maintains strong capital and liquidity and is well positioned to build on our achievements under my successor Ellen Alemany and her leadership team.”

During the current quarter, a specific reserve related to Discontinued Operations was increased by $38 million of which the majority was recorded as an adjustment to goodwill. The company is continuing to evaluate this reserve which could result in additional changes to the financial statements.

Summary of Fourth Quarter Financial Results from Continuing Operations

All references in this section relate to continuing operations and therefore do not include any of the assets or results of operations of the discontinued operations.

On August 3, 2015, CIT acquired IMB HoldCo LLC, the parent company of OneWest Bank, which impacts the comparability of current results to prior periods. The current quarter reflects a full quarter of OneWest Bank’s results of operations while the prior quarter reflects two months and the prior-year period does not include any results from OneWest Bank.

Selected Financial Highlights (Continuing Operations)

                     
                Change from:
    4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter*   Prior Year*
($ in millions, except per share data)                    
Pre-tax income   $ 141   $ 137   $ 222   $ 4   $ (81)
Net income   $ 151   $ 697   $ 252   $ (546)   $ (101)
Diluted earnings per share (EPS)   $ 0.75   $ 3.63   $ 1.37   $ (2.88)   $ (0.62)
EPS impact from VA Reversal   $ -   $ 3.37   $ 0.24   $ (3.37)   $ (0.24)
                     
Pre-tax return on average earning assets (ROAEA)     0.95%     1.04%     2.12%     -0.09%     -1.17%
Net finance margin     3.57%     3.67%     3.56%     -0.10%     0.02%
Net efficiency ratio     53.3%     62.2%     49.3%     -8.9%     4.0%
Tangible book value per share (TBVPS)   $ 47.73   $ 47.09   $ 46.83   $ 0.65   $ 0.91
                     
CET 1 Ratio(1)    

12.7%

   

12.4%

  NA    

0.3%

  NA
Total Capital Ratio(1)    

13.3%

   

12.9%

    15.2%    

0.4%

   

-1.9%

                     
Net charge-offs as % of AFR     0.40%     0.86%     0.47%     -0.46%     -0.07%
Allowance for loan losses as % of finance receivables     1.14%     1.03%     1.78%     0.10%     -0.64%
                     
Average earning assets   $ 59,142   $ 52,448   $ 41,936   $ 6,693   $ 17,206
Financing and leasing assets   $ 50,381   $ 50,099   $ 35,644   $ 282   $ 14,738
                               
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.

(1) The third quarter risk weighted assets were increased by $0.8 billion to conform to the current quarter’s presentation. Due to the increase in risk weighted assets, the third quarter CET ratio and total capital ratio each decreased by 0.1%.

 

Income from continuing operations of $151 million includes discrete items of $76 million resulting from our strategic initiatives and restructuring charges. Discrete items include a $58 million after-tax charge related to the sale of our Brazil business due primarily to the realization of the currency translation adjustment (“CTA”), restructuring costs of $33 million (after-tax) related to the streamlining of the Bank and Bank Holding Company management structure and a tax benefit of $15 million related to the resolution of a tax position on one of the international portfolios we have exited. In addition, operating expenses benefited from the reversal of accruals for incentive compensation and benefits related to management and other changes and the current quarter’s tax provision was positively impacted by a year-end true-up to reflect the full year actual geographic mix of earnings.

Tangible book value per share1 increased to $47.73 reflecting growth from net income excluding the CTA loss which was previously recorded in Other Comprehensive Income. Estimated Common Equity Tier 1 and Total Capital ratios at December 31, 2015 increased to 12.7% and 13.3%, respectively, as calculated under the fully phased-in Regulatory Capital Rules. Average earning assets2 at December 31, 2015 increased to $59.1 billion reflecting a full quarter of OneWest assets.

Income Statement Highlights:

                     
Net Finance Revenue*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Interest income   $ 510   $ 438   $ 306   $ 73   $ 204
                               
Rental income on operating leases     551     539     547     12     4
                               
Finance revenue     1,061     977     853     84     209
                               
Interest expense     (287)     (280)     (277)     (6)     (10)
                               
Depreciation on operating lease equipment     (167)     (159)     (153)     (8)     (14)
                               
Maintenance and other operating lease expenses     (80)     (56)     (50)     (24)     (30)
Net finance revenue   $ 528   $ 482   $ 373   $ 47   $ 155
                     
Average earning assets   $ 59,142   $ 52,448   $ 41,936   $ 6,693   $ 17,206
Net finance margin     3.57%     3.67%     3.56%     -0.10%     0.02%
                               
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

Net finance revenue3 was $528 million in the current quarter, compared to $482 million in the prior quarter and $373 million in the year-ago quarter. Average earning assets were $59 billion in the current quarter reflecting a full quarter of earnings assets acquired from OneWest Bank. Net finance revenue as a percentage of average earning assets (“net finance margin”) decreased from the prior quarter and increased slightly from the year-ago quarter. The decrease from the prior quarter reflects yield pressure primarily from lower rail utilization and higher operating lease and maintenance cost partially offset by a full quarter contribution from the OneWest Bank acquisition. The slight increase from the year-ago quarter reflects the benefits from the OneWest acquisition offset by pressure on portfolio yields and the absence of interest recoveries.

                 
Other Income*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Factoring commissions   $ 29   $ 31   $ 32   $ (2)   $ (3)
                               
Fee revenues     32     28     26     4     6
                               
Gains on sales of leasing equipment     17     31     52     (14)     (35)
                               
(Losses) gains on loan and portfolio sales     (41)     (15)     17     (27)     (58)
                               
(Losses) gains on investments     (6)     2     25     (8)     (30)
                               
Losses on OREO sales     (2)     (3)     -     1     (2)
                               
Net gain (losses) on derivatives and foreign currency exchange     2     (20)     (16)     22     18
                               
Impairment on assets held for sale     (15)     (24)     (31)     9     16
                               
Other revenues     14     9     12     5     2
Total other income   $ 30   $ 39   $ 116   $ (9)   $ (86)
                     
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

Other income of $30 million includes a loss on the sale of the Brazil platform primarily related to the recognition of $51 million of CTA losses. The prior quarter included a $24 million mark-to-market charge on the total return swap (TRS), a loss on the sale of the Mexico platform primarily related to the recognition of $19 million of CTA losses, and an impairment charge of $15 million on an international portfolio transferred to held for sale. The year-ago quarter included elevated benefits from asset sales and repayments of problem loans.

                     
Operating Expenses*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14  

Prior
Quarter

  Prior Year
                     
Compensation and benefits   $ (152)   $ (160)   $ (139)   $ 9   $ (13)
                               
Technology     (33)     (30)     (22)     (3)     (11)
                               
Professional fees     (43)     (57)     (24)     14     (20)
                               
Net occupancy expense     (18)     (15)     (9)     (3)     (9)
                               
Advertising and marketing     (8)     (7)     (10)     (1)     2
                               
Other expenses     (44)     (54)     (38)     10     (6)
                               

Operating expenses before provision for
severance and facilities exiting and intangible asset amortization

    (298)     (324)     (241)     26     (56)
                               
Provision for severance and facilities exiting activities     (53)     (5)     (7)     (48)     (46)
                               
Intangible asset amortization     (7)     (5)     (1)     (2)     (6)
Total operating expenses   $ (358)   $ (334)   $ (249)   $ (24)   $ (109)
                     
Net efficiency ratio     53.3%     62.2%     49.3%     8.9%     -4.0%
                     
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

Operating expenses excluding restructuring costs and intangible asset amortization were $298 million, compared to $324 million in the prior quarter and $241 million in the year-ago quarter. The decrease from the prior quarter reflects lower compensation and benefits and FDIC costs. Compensation and benefits costs declined this quarter as the positive impact from streamlining the senior management structure as well as from adjusting accruals related to incentive compensation and changes to benefit plans were partially offset by a full quarter of OneWest Bank costs. The prior quarter included $24 million in deal costs associated with the acquisition. The increase from the prior year reflects the addition of OneWest Bank, including integration-related costs that were partially offset by a reduction in compensation costs described above. The net efficiency ratio4 improved to 53% reflecting both higher net revenues and lower expenses. Headcount at December 31, 2015 was 4,900 down from 4,960 in the prior quarter reflecting management changes and up from 3,360 a year-ago. Restructuring costs this quarter relate to management changes, while the amortization of intangibles is primarily due to the OneWest Bank acquisition.

Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes was a benefit of $10 million, reflecting $15 million in benefits from the resolution of a tax position on an international portfolio previously sold. This quarter’s provision was also positively impacted by a year-end true up to reflect the full year actual geographic mix of earnings. The income tax benefit in the prior quarter was $560 million and included $593 million in net discrete benefits from the $647 million reversal of the valuation allowance on the U.S. federal deferred tax asset that was partially offset by $56 million in charges related to our international businesses. The year-ago quarter provision was a benefit of $28 million driven by a $44 million reversal on a valuation allowance on certain international deferred tax assets. The effective tax rate excluding discrete items was 9% for the quarter and 23% for the year. Cash taxes was a net refund of $17 million compared to net payments of $9 million in the prior quarter and $3 million in the year-ago quarter.

Balance Sheet Highlights:

                     
Earning Assets*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14  

Prior
Quarter

  Prior Year
                     
Loans (including assets held for sale)   $ 33,671   $ 34,395   $ 20,274   $ (724)   $ 13,397
                               

Operating lease equipment, net (including assets held for sale)

    16,710     15,704     15,370     1,007     1,340
                               
Financing and Leasing Assets     50,381     50,099     35,643     282     14,738
                               
Interest bearing cash     6,820     6,606     6,241     214     579
                               
Investment securities     2,954     3,619     1,550     (665)     1,404
                               
Indemnification asset     415     465     -     (50)     415
                               
Securities purchased under agreements to resell     -     100     650     (100)     (650)
                               
Credit balances of factoring clients     (1,344)     (1,609)     (1,622)     265     278
Total Earning Assets   $ 59,226   $ 59,280   $ 42,463   $ (53)   $ 16,763
                     
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

Earning assets at December 31, 2015 were unchanged from the prior quarter, as growth in Transportation & International Finance (TIF) was offset by loan sales and higher prepayments in North America Banking (NAB), the continued runoff in Legacy Consumer Mortgage (LCM) and Non-Strategic Portfolios (NSP), as well as a reduction in investment securities. The increase from the year-ago quarter principally reflects the assets acquired from OneWest Bank.

Total cash and investment securities, including non-earning cash, were $11.3 billion at December 31, 2015, and comprised of $8.3 billion of cash and $3.0 billion of debt and equity securities. Cash and investment securities at December 31, 2015 consisted of $1.4 billion related to the bank holding company and $8.4 billion at CIT Bank, N.A. (excluding $0.1 billion of restricted cash), with the remainder comprised of cash at operating subsidiaries and other restricted balances of approximately $1.5 billion.

                     
Deposits and Borrowings*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Total Deposits   $ 32,782   $ 32,329   $ 15,850   $ 453   $ 16,932
Unsecured borrowings   $ 10,678   $ 10,725   $ 11,932   $ (47)   $ (1,255)
Secured borrowings     7,861     8,596     6,523     (734)     1,338
Total Borrowings   $ 18,539   $ 19,321   $ 18,456   $ (781)   $ 83
                               
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

Deposits increased from the prior quarter while unsecured borrowings reflect a modest amount of repurchases and secured borrowings declined primarily from the amortization of structured financings. The increase from December 31, 2014, primarily reflected deposits and FHLB borrowings related to the OneWest Bank acquisition. At December 31, 2015, deposits represented approximately 64% of CIT’s funding, with unsecured and secured borrowings comprising 21% and 15% of the funding mix, respectively, reflecting the ongoing shift from unsecured borrowings to deposit funding. The weighted average coupon rate on outstanding deposits and borrowings in continuing operations was 2.22% at December 31, 2015, relatively flat with September 30, 2015 and down from 3.11% at December 31, 2014.

                     
Capital*               Change from:
($ in millions, except per share data)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Common Stockholders' Equity   $ 10,978   $ 10,799   $ 9,069   $ 179   $ 1,909
Tangible Common Equity   $ 9,595   $ 9,462   $ 8,472   $ 133   $ 1,123
Total risk-based capital   $ 9,326   $ 9,157   $ 8,412   $ 170   $ 914
Risk-weighted assets(1)   $

70,087

  $

71,100

  $ 55,481   $

(1,013)

  $

14,606

                     
Book value per share (BVPS)   $ 54.61   $ 53.74   $ 50.13   $ 0.87   $ 4.49
Tangible book value per share (TBVPS)   $ 47.73   $ 47.09   $ 46.83   $ 0.65   $ 0.91
CET 1 Ratio(1)    

12.7%

   

12.4%

  NA    

0.3%

  NA
Total Capital Ratio(1)    

13.3%

   

12.9%

    15.2%    

0.4%

   

-1.9%

Tier 1 Leverage Ratio(1)     13.4%     15.1%     17.4%     -1.7%     -4.0%
                               
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.

(1) The third quarter risk weighted assets were increased by $0.8 billion to conform to the current quarter’s presentation. Due to the increase in risk weighted assets, the third quarter CET ratio and total capital ratio each decreased by 0.1%.

 

The sequential increase in equity primarily reflects the current period earnings excluding the CTA loss which was previously recognized in Other Comprehensive Income. The acquisition of OneWest Bank was a principal contributor to the increased equity compared to December 31, 2014, primarily due to the issuance of common shares (out of Treasury shares) and the reversal of the valuation allowance on our Federal deferred tax asset in the third quarter. Tangible common equity for the current quarter and prior quarter reflects the increase in equity net of the increase in goodwill and intangibles. Regulatory capital also increased from the prior periods. However, while the reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance benefited stockholder’s equity, it had minimal impact on regulatory capital as the majority of the deferred tax asset balance is disallowed for regulatory capital purposes. As a result, capital ratios declined from December 31, 2014 as the benefit from the increase in regulatory capital was more than offset by the increase in the risk-weighted assets acquired.

The leverage ratio, which was also impacted by the acquisition last quarter, declined to 13.4%. The ratios presented reflect estimated Common Equity Tier 1 and Total Capital ratios at December 31 and September 30, 2015 under the fully phased-in Regulatory Capital Rules. The December 31, 2014 Tier 1 and Total Capital ratios are reported under the previously effective capital rules. The impact of the change in Regulatory Capital Rules at January 1, 2015 was minimal.

Book value per share and tangible book value per share increased sequentially, reflecting earnings excluding the CTA loss. Both are also up from December 31, 2014, as the increase in equity outpaced the increase in shares outstanding.

In January 2016, the Board approved a $0.15 cash dividend payable on February 26, 2016 to common shareholders of record as of February 12, 2016.

Asset Quality

                     
Asset Quality*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Net charge-offs (NCO)   $ 32   $ 61   $ 23   $ (29)   $ 9
NCO % of AFR     0.40%     0.86%     0.47%     -0.46%     -0.07%
Non-accrual   $ 268   $ 215   $ 161   $ 53   $ 107
OREO   $ 122   $ 127   $ -   $ (4)   $ 122
Provision for credit losses   $ 58   $ 50   $ 15   $ 8   $ 43
                               
Total Portfolio Allowance as a % of Finance Receivables (FR)     1.14%     1.03%     1.78%     0.10%     -0.64%
                               

Allowance for loan losses plus principal loss
discount as % of FR (before principal loss discount) / Commercial

    1.80%     1.82%     1.78%     -0.02%     0.02%
                     
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

Excluding assets transferred to held for sale in all periods, net charge-offs were $13 million, primarily in NAB, compared to $16 million and $21 million in the year-ago and prior quarters, respectively. Recoveries of $6 million were relatively unchanged from the year-ago and prior quarters.

Non-accrual loans of $268 million increased from $215 million in the prior quarter, primarily due to an increase in the energy portfolio. The provision for credit losses of $58 million rose from both the prior quarter of $50 million and year-ago quarter of $15 million and reflects an increase in reserves related to the energy and, to a lesser extent, the maritime portfolios. In addition, the prior quarter provision included the establishment of reserves on certain acquired non-credit impaired loans in the initial period post acquisition.

Real estate owned as a result of foreclosures of secured mortgage loans, recorded in the Legacy Consumer Mortgage segment, was down slightly from September 30, 2015.

The allowance for loan losses was $360 million (1.14% of finance receivables, 1.35% excluding loans subject to loss sharing agreements with the FDIC) at December 31, 2015, compared to $335 million (1.03%, 1.22%) at September 30, 2015 and $346 million (1.78%) at December 31, 2014. The increase from the prior quarter is due to reserve build primarily in the energy and maritime portfolios and on certain acquired non-credit impaired loans, partially offset by the decline in non-specific reserves associated with assets transferred to held for sale. The decline in the percentage of allowance to finance receivables from the prior year reflects the impact of the OneWest Bank acquisition in the third quarter. Including the impact of the principal loss discount on credit impaired loans, which is essentially a reserve for credit losses on the discounted loans, the commercial loan allowance to finance receivables was 1.80% compared to 1.82% at September 30, 2015. The consumer loans ratio was 8.89% and 11.27% at December 31 and September 30, 2015, respectively, as most of the consumer loans purchased were credit impaired and are partially covered by loss share agreements with the FDIC.

CIT’s loans to the oil and gas industry totaled $0.9 billion or 3% of total loans at December 31, 2015 of which 27% are criticized. The portfolio has loss coverage of 10% of the principal balance reflecting the purchase accounting discount for loans acquired from OneWest Bank and the allowance for loan losses. If oil prices remain at current levels, the portfolio will likely experience additional downward credit migration.

Segment Highlights:

North America Banking (NAB)

                     
Earnings Summary*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Interest income   $ 317   $ 276   $ 214   $ 42   $ 103
Rental income on operating leases     30     29     25     1     5
                               
Interest expense     (65)     (72)     (74)     7     9
Depreciation on operating lease equipment     (19)     (22)     (20)     3     1
Net finance revenue     263     210     145     52     117
                               
Other income     74     58     115     16     (41)
                               
Provision for credit losses     (46)     (47)     (7)     1     (39)
                               
Operating expenses     (205)     (186)     (132)     (19)     (73)
Income before income taxes   $ 87   $ 36   $ 122   $ 51   $ (35)
                     
Select Average Balances                    
Average finance receivables   $ 23,149   $ 21,204   $ 16,013   $ 1,945   $ 7,136
Average earning assets   $ 23,645   $ 20,808   $ 15,616   $ 2,837   $ 8,028
Statistical Data                    
Pre-tax ROAEA     1.47%     0.69%     3.13%     0.78%     -1.66%
Net finance margin     4.44%     4.04%     3.72%     0.40%     0.72%
New business volume   $ 2,471   $ 2,067   $ 1,621   $ 404   $ 851
Efficiency ratio     58.7%     67.4%     50.4%     8.7%     -8.3%
                               
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

NAB pre-tax earnings of $87 million rose from the prior quarter, benefiting from a full quarter of activity from OneWest Bank. In addition, the prior quarter included $15 million of goodwill impairment related to the transfer of the Canadian business to assets held for sale. Pre-tax earnings declined from the year-ago quarter as the benefit from OneWest Bank was more than offset by lower other income and higher credit costs.

The results continue to reflect a challenging lending environment and the impact of low interest rates. Financing and leasing assets (“FLA”), which comprise the majority of earning assets, were $24.1 billion at December 31, 2015, including $1.4 billion of consumer loans. FLA declined from $24.7 billion at September 30, 2015 as new business originations were offset by sales and higher prepayments in Commercial Banking and a decline in factoring receivables and rose from $16.2 billion at December 31, 2014, primarily due to the acquisition of OneWest Bank. New lending and leasing volume increased from the prior quarter with strong origination growth in Commercial Real Estate and from the year-ago quarter in all divisions. Factored volume was relatively flat with the prior quarter and decreased from the year-ago quarter.

Net finance revenue increased from the prior and year-ago quarters, reflecting higher earning assets and purchase accounting accretion on loans acquired. Net finance margin was 4.44%, an increase from the prior and year-ago quarters as the benefit of higher yields from purchase accounting accretion on acquired loans and lower funding costs more than offset lower yields on certain new originations.

Other income rose from the prior quarter primarily reflecting the third quarter impairment charge noted above. The decrease in other income from the year-ago quarter was primarily due to lower gains on receivables and equipment sales, lower gain on investment securities and lower commission income.

Operating expenses rose from the prior quarter due to a full quarter of OneWest Bank expenses and from the year-ago quarter, reflecting an increase in employee and deposit-related costs that resulted from the acquisition of OneWest Bank.

Non-accrual loans were $201 million (0.88% of finance receivables), compared to $156 million (0.67%) at September 30, 2015, and $101 million (0.63%) a year ago. The increase in balance from the prior quarter was primarily related to loans in the energy sector within the Commercial Banking division. The provision for credit losses was essentially unchanged from the prior quarter and up from the year-ago quarter reflecting new volume and increases in reserves related to the energy portfolio. Net charge-offs were $32 million (0.55% of average finance receivables), compared to $33 million (0.62%) in the prior quarter and $15 million (0.38%) in the year-ago quarter. Net charge-offs related to assets transferred to held for sale were $19 million in the current quarter compared to $14 million in the prior quarter and $1 million in the year-ago quarter.

Transportation & International Finance (TIF)

                     
Earnings Summary*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Interest income   $ 73   $ 74   $ 72   $ (1)   $ 2
                               
Rental income on operating leases     519     507     514     12     5
                               
Interest expense     (157)     (155)     (169)     (2)     12
                               
Depreciation on operating lease equipment     (148)     (138)     (134)     (10)     (15)
                               
Maintenance and other operating lease expenses     (80)     (56)     (50)     (24)     (30)
                               
Net finance revenue     208     232     233     (24)     (25)
                               
Other income     23     23     34     0     (10)
                               
Provision for credit losses     (9)     (2)     (9)     (7)     (0)
                               
Operating expenses     (66)     (68)     (73)     2     7
Income before income taxes   $ 156   $ 185   $ 185   $ (29)   $ (29)
                     
Select Average Balances                    
Average finance receivables   $ 3,447   $ 3,806   $ 3,689   $ (360)   $ (242)
Average operating leases   $ 15,698   $ 14,978   $ 14,720   $ 720   $ 978
Average earning assets   $ 20,742   $ 20,068   $ 20,517   $ 673   $ 224
Statistical Data                    
Pre-tax ROAEA     3.01%     3.69%     3.60%     -0.67%     -0.59%
Net finance margin     4.00%     4.62%     4.54%     -0.62%     -0.54%
New business volume   $ 1,695   $ 1,237   $ 1,229   $ 458   $ 466
Efficiency ratio     28.2%     26.9%     27.4%     -1.3%     -0.8%
                     
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

TIF pre-tax earnings were down from the prior and year-ago quarters, as a modest increase in finance revenue was offset by higher costs associated with the air and rail operating lease portfolios.

Financing and leasing assets at December 31, 2015 grew to $20.8 billion, up from $19.6 billion at September 30, 2015 and $19.0 billion at December 31, 2014. The increases reflect growth in Air, Rail and Maritime Finance, partially offset by a reduction in International Finance. Assets held for sale decreased slightly from last quarter to $0.9 billion, reflecting equipment sales and net collections in International Finance. International Finance assets held for sale totaled $0.8 billion and included equipment finance portfolios in China and the UK, the latter of which was sold in January 2016. New business volume for the quarter consisted of $1.2 billion of operating lease equipment, including the delivery of 14 new aircraft, and approximately 4,400 new railcars, and the funding of $0.5 billion of finance receivables, the majority of which was in Maritime Finance.

Net finance revenue was down from the prior and year-ago quarters, reflecting higher maintenance and other operating lease costs on aircraft and railcars, and yield compression in Rail, primarily reflecting reduced utilization in the crude, coal and steel related railcars. Net finance margin was down reflecting the aforementioned net finance revenue trends. Gross yields in Aerospace were up slightly from the prior quarter to 11.1%, while gross yields in Rail of 13.7% were down from 14.5% in the prior quarter.

Other income was flat with the prior quarter and down from a year-ago reflecting lower gains from equipment sales and impairments on the International portfolios held-for-sale.

Non-accrual loans of $62 million (1.75 % of finance receivables) increased from $52 million (1.58%) at September 30, 2015 and $37 million (1.05%) a year ago and largely consist of international balances in each of the periods. The sequential increase was due to the addition of one business aircraft account. The provision for credit losses increased from the prior quarter reflecting general reserve increases in Maritime and overall growth in our loan portfolio. Net charge-offs were less than $1 million this quarter (0.09% of average finance receivables) compared to net charge-offs of $27 million (2.86%) in the prior quarter and net charge-offs of $8 million (0.84%) in the year-ago quarter. Most of the prior quarter’s charge-offs related to the transfer of the China portfolio to held for sale.

Operating expenses were down from the prior and year-ago quarters reflecting lower employee costs and legal fees.

Utilization trends were mixed compared to the prior quarter. Aircraft utilization improved to 100% with all aircraft on lease or under a commitment at quarter-end, while Rail utilization declined from 97% to 96%, reflecting pressures mostly from the crude, coal and steel industries. All of our aircraft scheduled for delivery in the next 12 months and 55% of the total railcar order-book have lease commitments.

Legacy Consumer Mortgages (LCM)

                     
Earnings Summary*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Interest income   $ 90   $ 63   $ -   $ 27   $ 90
Interest expense     (21)     (14)     -     (7)     (21)
Net finance revenue     69     49     -     20     69
Other income     1     (1)     -     2     1
Provision for credit losses     (4)     (2)     -     (2)     (4)
Operating expenses     (26)     (17)     -     (9)     (26)
Income before income taxes   $ 41   $ 30   $ -   $ 11   $ 41
                     
Select Average Balances                    
Average finance receivables   $ 5,519   $ 3,637   $ -   $ 1,882   $ 5,519
Average earning assets   $ 5,937   $ 3,913   $ -   $ 2,025   $ 5,937
Statistical Data                    
Pre-tax ROAEA     2.75%     3.02%     -     -0.27%     2.75%
Net finance margin     4.65%     4.99%     -     -0.34%     4.65%
                               
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

LCM includes certain single family residential mortgage loans and reverse mortgage loans both of which will run-off over time and are mostly covered by loss share agreements acquired in the OneWest Bank acquisition.

The current quarter results reflect a full quarter of activity, compared to two months in the prior quarter. Revenue is primarily generated from interest on loans, including purchase accounting accretion.

Financing and leasing assets totaled $5.5 billion at December 31, 2015, down slightly from $5.6 billion at September 30, 2015. LCM includes single family residential mortgage loans, totaling $4.6 billion at December 31, 2015, and reverse mortgage loans totaling $0.9 billion. Approximately $5 billion of these loans are partially covered by loss sharing arrangements with the FDIC, which will continue to reimburse CIT Bank for certain realized losses. The indemnification asset, representing the expected cash flows from the loss share agreements was approximately $415 million at December 31, 2015.

Non-accrual loans totaled $5 million and related to SFR loans and there were about $1 million in net recoveries, compared to $2 million of SFR non-accrual loans and $1 million in net charge-offs in the prior quarter. The provision reflected changes in portfolio quality, along with draws on existing loans since the acquisition.

Non-Strategic Portfolios (NSP)

                     
Earnings Summary*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Interest income   $ 4   $ 7   $ 16   $ (3)   $ (12)
                               
Rental income on operating leases     2     4     8     (2)     (6)
                               
Interest expense     (3)     (6)     (16)     3     12
                               
Depreciation on operating lease equipment     -     -     -     -     -
                               
Net finance revenue     3     5     8     (2)     (6)
                               
Other income     (54)     (22)     (19)     (32)     (35)
Provision for credit losses     -     -     -     -     -
                               
Operating expenses     (6)     (5)     (18)     (1)     12
Income before income taxes   $ (57)   $ (21)   $ (28)   $ (36)   $ (28)
                     
Select Average Balances                    
Average earning assets   $ 139   $ 312   $ 788   $ (174)   $ (649)
Statistical Data                    
Pre-tax ROAEA     -164.04%     -26.90%     -14.42%     -137.15%     -149.62%
Net finance margin     8.38%     6.79%     4.27%     1.59%     4.11%
New business volume   $ 5   $ 14   $ 36   $ (9)   $ (31)
                     
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

NSP pre-tax losses rose from the year-ago and prior quarters, reflecting the completion of the sale of our Brazil platform during the quarter and a resulting loss, mainly due to the recognition of a $51 million CTA loss previously reflected in stockholders’ equity. The prior quarter included the completion of the sale of the Mexican platform and a loss mainly due to the associated recognition of a $19 million currency translation adjustment loss.

As a result of the mentioned sales, there were no remaining financing and leasing assets at December 31, 2015, compared to $0.1 billion at September 30, 2015 and $0.4 billion a year-ago.

Corporate & Other

                     
Earnings Summary*               Change from:
($ in millions)   4Q15   3Q15   4Q14   Prior Quarter   Prior Year
                     
Interest income   $ 26   $ 18   $ 4   $ 8   $ 22
Interest expense     (40)     (33)     (18)     (7)     (22)
Net finance revenue     (14)     (15)     (14)     1     (0)
Other income     (14)     (19)     (14)     5     (1)
Operating expenses     (58)     (59)     (29)     1     (29)
Income before income taxes   $ (86)   $ (92)   $ (56)   $ 6   $ (30)
                     
Select Average Balances                    
Average earning assets   $ 8,680   $ 7,347   $ 5,014   $ 1,333   $ 3,665
Statistical Data                    
Pre-tax ROAEA     -3.96%     -5.03%     -4.48%     1.07%     0.52%
Net finance margin     -0.65%     -0.80%     -1.10%     0.16%     0.46%
Efficiency ratio     NM     NM     -84.2%     NM     NM
                     
* Certain balances may not sum due to rounding.
 

Certain items are not allocated to operating segments and are included in Corporate and Other, including interest expense, primarily related to corporate liquidity costs, mark-to-market on certain derivatives, restructuring charges, certain legal costs and other operating expenses. Interest income increased from both prior and year-ago quarters primarily related to income generated from the investment portfolio. Other income included a $1 million mark-to-market benefit on the TRS derivative in the current quarter, compared to negative adjustments of $24 million in the prior quarter and $11 million in the year-ago quarter. Operating expenses for the quarter reflect higher restructuring charges of $53 million from our previously announced organizational changes, whereas the prior quarter included $24 million of transaction costs associated with closing the OneWest Bank acquisition.

Discontinued Operations

Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes, was a loss of $7 million in the current quarter. Discontinued operations predominantly relate to third-party reverse mortgage servicing activity, known as Financial Freedom, which the company acquired in the OneWest Bank acquisition. As noted previously, in the current quarter a specific reserve related to the Financial Freedom servicing platform was increased by $38 million, of which $7 million was recorded as an expense in discontinued operations. The company is continuing to evaluate this reserve which could result in additional changes to the financial statements.

In the prior year, discontinued operations included the activity related to our Student Loan portfolio that was sold in the second quarter of 2014.

Conference Call and Webcast

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John A. Thain and Chief Financial Officer Carol Hayles will discuss these results on a conference call and audio webcast today, February 2, at 8:00 a.m. (EST). Interested parties may access the conference call live by dialing 888-317-6003 for U.S., 866-284-3684 for Canadian callers or 412-317-6061 for international callers and reference access code “5092520” or access the audio webcast at cit.com/investor. An audio replay of the call will be available until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 2, 2016, by dialing 877-344-7529 for U.S. callers, 855-669-9658 for Canadian callers or 412-317-0088 for international callers with the access code “10079050”, or at cit.com/investor.

About CIT

Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $65 billion in assets. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) has more than $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services principally to middle market companies across a wide variety of industries primarily in North America, and equipment financing and leasing solutions to the transportation sector. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. cit.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws that are based upon our current expectations and assumptions concerning future events, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The words “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “initiative,” “objective,” “plan,” “goal,” “project,” “outlook,” “priorities,” “target,” “intend,” “evaluate,” “pursue,” “commence,” “seek,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of any of those words or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, statements about our plans, strategies, prospects and expectations regarding future events and our financial performance, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. While these statements represent our current judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results, and our actual results may differ materially. Important factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from our expectations include, among others, the risk that CIT is unsuccessful in implementing its strategy and business plan, the risk that CIT is unable to react to and address key business and regulatory issues, the risk that CIT is unable to achieve the projected revenue growth from its new business initiatives or the projected expense reductions from efficiency improvements, and the risk that CIT becomes subject to liquidity constraints and higher funding costs. We describe these and other risks that could affect our results in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. CIT undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except where expressly required by law.

Non-GAAP Measurements

Net finance revenue, net operating lease revenue and average earning assets are non-GAAP measurements used by management to gauge portfolio performance. Operating expenses excluding restructuring costs and intangible amortization is a non-GAAP measurement used by management to compare period over period expenses. Net efficiency ratio measures operating expenses (net of restructuring costs and intangible amortization) to our level of total net revenues. Total assets from continuing operations is a non-GAAP measurement used by management to analyze the total asset change on a more consistent basis. Tangible book value and tangible book value per share are non-GAAP metrics used to analyze banks.

     

1

  Tangible book value and tangible book value per share are non-GAAP measures. See “Non-GAAP Measurements” at the end of this press release and page 23 for reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial information.
2   Average earning asset components include interest earning cash, investments, securities and indemnification assets. See “Non-GAAP Measurements” at the end of this press release and page 23 for reconciliation of Earning Assets non-GAAP to GAAP financial information.
3   Net finance revenue, net finance margin and net operating lease revenue are non-GAAP measures. See “Non-GAAP Measurements” at the end of this press release and page 23 for reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial information.
4   Net efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP measure. See “Non-GAAP Measurements” at the end of this press release and page 23 for reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial information.
     
                   
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income
(dollars in millions, except per share data)
                   
      Quarters Ended     Years Ended
      December 31,   September 30,   December 31,     December 31,
        2015       2015       2014         2015       2014  
                         
Interest income                        
Interest and fees on loans     $ 480.1     $ 414.2     $ 296.3       $ 1,441.5     $ 1,191.0  
Other Interest and dividends       30.3       23.5       9.9         71.4       35.5  
Total interest income       510.4       437.7       306.2         1,512.9       1,226.5  
Interest expense                        
Interest on borrowings       (187.5 )     (190.6 )     (213.1 )       (773.4 )     (855.2 )
Interest on deposits       (99.2 )     (89.7 )     (63.8 )       (330.1 )     (231.0 )
Total interest expense       (286.7 )     (280.3 )     (276.9 )       (1,103.5 )     (1,086.2 )
Net interest revenue       223.7       157.4       29.3         409.4       140.3  
Provision for credit losses       (57.6 )     (49.9 )     (15.0 )       (160.5 )     (100.1 )
Net interest revenue, after credit provision       166.1       107.5       14.3         248.9       40.2  
Non-interest income                        
Rental income on operating leases       550.9       539.3       546.5         2,152.5       2,093.0  
Other income       30.4       39.2       116.4         219.5       305.4  
Total non-interest income       581.3       578.5       662.9         2,372.0       2,398.4  
Non-interest expenses                        
Depreciation on operating lease equipment       (166.8 )     (159.1 )     (153.2 )       (640.5 )     (615.7 )
Maintenance and other operating lease expenses       (79.6 )     (55.9 )     (49.7 )       (231.0 )     (196.8 )
Operating expenses       (357.8 )     (333.9 )     (248.8 )       (1,168.3 )     (941.8 )
Loss on debt extinguishment       (2.2 )     (0.3 )     (3.1 )       (2.6 )     (3.5 )
Total other expenses       (606.4 )     (549.2 )     (454.8 )       (2,042.4 )     (1,757.8 )
Income from continuing operations before benefit for income taxes       141.0       136.8       222.4         578.5       680.8  
Benefit for income taxes       10.2       560.0       28.3         488.4       397.9  
Income from continuing operations, before attribution of noncontrolling interests       151.2       696.8       250.7         1,066.9       1,078.7  
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests, after tax       -       -       1.3         0.1       (1.2 )
Income from continuing operations       151.2       696.8       252.0         1,067.0       1,077.5  
Discontinued operation                        
Loss from discontinued operation       (11.2 )     (5.8 )     -         (17.0 )     (226.9 )
Benefit (provision) for income taxes       4.5       2.1       (1.0 )       6.6       (3.4 )
Gain on sale of discontinued operation       -       -       -         -       282.8  
(Loss) income from discontinued operation, net of taxes       (6.7 )     (3.7 )     (1.0 )       (10.4 )     52.5  
Net income     $ 144.5     $ 693.1     $ 251.0       $ 1,056.6     $ 1,130.0  
                         
Basic income per common share                        
Income from continuing operations     $ 0.75     $ 3.66     $ 1.38       $ 5.75     $ 5.71  
(Loss) income from discontinued operation, net of taxes       (0.03 )     (0.02 )     (0.01 )    

 

(0.05 )     0.28  
Basic income per common share     $ 0.72     $ 3.64     $ 1.37       $ 5.70     $ 5.99  
Average number of common shares - basic (thousands)       200,987       190,557       182,623         185,500       188,491  
                         
Diluted income per common share                        
Income from continuing operations     $ 0.75     $ 3.63     $ 1.37       $ 5.72     $ 5.69  
(Loss) income from discontinued operation, net of taxes       (0.03 )     (0.02 )     -      

 

(0.05 )     0.27  
Diluted income per common share     $ 0.72     $ 3.61     $ 1.37       $ 5.67     $ 5.96  
Average number of common shares - diluted (thousands)       201,376       191,803       183,605         186,385       189,463  
                         
                 
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
(dollars in millions, except per share data)
                 
        December 31,   September 30,   December 31,
        2015*     2015       2014  
                 
Assets              
  Total cash and deposits     $ 8,301.5     $ 8,259.9     $ 7,119.7  
  Securities purchased under agreements to resell       -       100.0       650.0  
  Investment securities       2,953.8       3,618.8       1,550.3  
  Assets held for sale       2,092.4       2,154.3       1,218.1  
                 
  Loans       31,671.7       32,406.2       19,495.0  
  Allowance for loan losses       (360.2 )     (335.0 )     (346.4 )
  Loans, net of allowance for loan losses       31,311.5       32,071.2       19,148.6  
                 
  Operating lease equipment, net       16,617.0       15,538.2       14,930.4  
  Indemnification assets       414.8       465.0       -  
  Goodwill       1,185.3       1,135.1       571.3  
  Intangible assets       197.5       201.3       25.7  
  Unsecured counterparty receivable       537.8       529.5       559.2  
  Other assets       3,386.7       3,538.4       2,106.7  
  Assets of discontinued operation       500.5       513.8       -  
  Total assets     $ 67,498.8     $ 68,125.5     $ 47,880.0  
                 
Liabilities              
  Deposits     $ 32,782.2     $ 32,328.9     $ 15,849.8  
  Credit balances of factoring clients       1,344.0       1,609.3       1,622.1  
  Other liabilities       3,158.7       3,395.7       2,888.8  
  Borrowings              
  Unsecured borrowings       10,677.7       10,725.0       11,932.4  
  Structured financings       4,743.8       5,376.5       6,268.7  
  FHLB advances       3,117.6       3,219.0       254.7  
  Total borrowings       18,539.1       19,320.5       18,455.8  
  Liabilities of discontinued operation       696.2       671.9       -  
  Total liabilities       56,520.2       57,326.3       38,816.5  
Equity              
Stockholders' equity              
  Common stock       2.0       2.0       2.0  
  Paid-in capital       8,718.1       8,683.5       8,603.6  
  Retained earnings       2,557.4       2,443.4       1,615.7  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss       (142.1 )     (174.3 )     (133.9 )
  Treasury stock, at cost       (157.3 )     (155.9 )     (1,018.5 )
  Total common stockholders' equity       10,978.1       10,798.7       9,068.9  
Noncontrolling interests       0.5       0.5       (5.4 )
Total equity       10,978.6       10,799.2       9,063.5  
  Total liabilities and equity     $ 67,498.8     $ 68,125.5     $ 47,880.0  
                 
Book Value Per Common Share              
  Book value per common share     $ 54.61     $ 53.74     $ 50.13  
  Tangible book value per common share     $ 47.73     $ 47.09     $ 46.83  
  Outstanding common shares (in thousands)       201,022       200,952       180,921  
                 
* Preliminary              
               
                           
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Average Balances and Rates
(dollars in millions)
                           
      Quarters Ended
      December 31, 2015   September 30, 2015   December 31, 2014
     

Average
Balance

  Rate  

Average
Balance

  Rate  

Average
Balance

  Rate
Assets                          
Interest bearing deposits     $ 6,671.6     0.32 %   $ 5,812.4     0.31 %   $ 5,848.3     0.29 %
Securities purchased under agreements to resell       25.0     0.49 %     387.5     0.62 %     675.0     0.53 %
Investments       3,334.9    

3.00

%     2,663.2     2.76 %     991.4     1.94 %
Loans (including held for sale)                          
U.S.       32,467.3     5.71 %     27,320.5     5.72 %     17,829.9     5.76 %
Non-U.S.       1,707.8    

9.46

%     1,971.6     8.91 %     2,687.2     9.18 %
Total Loans       34,175.1     5.90 %     29,292.1     5.95 %     20,517.1     6.24 %
Total interest earning assets / interest income       44,206.6     4.80 %     38,155.2     4.77 %     28,031.8     4.62 %
Operating lease equipment, net (including held for sale)                          
U.S.       8,534.7     7.58 %     8,114.8     8.75 %     8,018.0     9.21 %
Non-U.S.       7,538.7     7.58 %     7,330.3     8.01 %     7,414.2     8.58 %
Total operating lease equipment, net       16,073.4     7.58 %     15,445.1     8.40 %     15,432.2     8.91 %
Indemnification assets       445.8    

-0.72

%     305.6     0.39 %     -     -  
Total earning assets       60,725.8     5.51 %     53,905.9     5.81 %     43,464.0     6.20 %
Non-interest earning assets                          
Cash and due from banks       1,636.4           1,902.6           858.2      
Allowance for loan losses       (338.3 )         (347.9 )         (345.5 )    
All other non-interest bearing assets       5,436.3           4,433.4           3,176.0      
Assets of discontinued operation       506.9           333.8           -      
Total Average Assets     $ 67,967.1         $ 60,227.8         $ 47,152.7      
Liabilities                          
Borrowings                          
Deposits     $ 31,714.6     1.25 %   $ 26,356.2     1.41 %   $ 15,115.0     1.69 %
Borrowings       18,907.9     3.97 %     18,258.3     4.10 %     18,707.5     4.56 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities       50,622.5     2.27 %     44,614.5     2.51 %     33,822.5     3.27 %
Non-interest bearing deposits       949.7           603.9           -      
Credit balances of factoring clients       1,584.5           1,457.8           1,528.2      
Other non-interest bearing liabilities       3,231.1           3,054.0           2,733.4      
Liabilities of discontinued operation       674.6           432.0           -      
Noncontrolling interests       0.5           0.5           (2.6 )    
Stockholders' equity       10,904.2           10,065.1           9,071.2      
Total Average Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity     $ 67,967.1         $ 60,227.8         $ 47,152.7      
                           
      Years Ended        
      December 31, 2015   December 31, 2014        
Assets                          
Interest bearing deposits     $ 5,841.3     0.29 %   $ 5,343.0     0.33 %        
Securities purchased under agreements to resell       411.5     0.56 %     242.3     0.54 %        
Investments       2,239.2     2.31 %     1,667.8     0.99 %        
Loans (including held for sale)                          
U.S.       24,000.4     5.58 %     16,759.1     5.88 %        
Non-U.S.       2,016.2     9.19 %     3,269.0     8.75 %        
Total Loans       26,016.6     5.88 %     20,028.1     6.38 %        
Total interest earning assets / interest income       34,508.6     4.58 %     27,281.2     4.73 %        
Operating lease equipment, net (including held for sale)                          
U.S.       8,082.3     8.57 %     7,755.0     8.89 %        
Non-U.S.       7,432.3     7.92 %     7,022.3     8.41 %        
Total operating lease equipment, net       15,514.6     8.26 %     14,777.3     8.67 %        
Indemnification assets       189.5     -0.26 %     -     -          
Total earning assets       50,212.7     5.73 %     42,058.5     6.16 %        
Non-interest earning assets                          
Cash and due from banks       1,365.1           945.0              
Allowance for loan losses       (347.6 )         (349.6 )            
All other non-interest bearing assets       4,105.7           2,720.5              
Assets of discontinued operation       212.0           1,167.2              
Total Average Assets     $ 55,547.9         $ 46,541.6              
Liabilities                          
Borrowings                          
Deposits     $ 22,891.4     1.44 %   $ 13,955.8     1.66 %        
Borrowings       17,863.0     4.33 %     18,582.0     4.60 %        
Total interest-bearing liabilities       40,754.4     2.71 %     32,537.8     3.34 %        
Non-interest bearing deposits       390.1           -              
Credit balances of factoring clients       1,492.4           1,368.5              
Other non-interest bearing liabilities       2,971.9           2,791.7              
Liabilities of discontinued operation       279.1           997.2              
Noncontrolling interests       (0.9 )         7.0              
Stockholders' equity       9,660.9           8,839.4              

Total Average Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

    $ 55,547.9         $ 46,541.6              
 
 
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Select Accounts
(dollars in millions)
 
    Quarters Ended   Years Ended
    December 31,   September 30,   December 31,   December 31,
      2015       2015       2014       2015       2014  
OTHER INCOME                    
Fee revenues   $ 32.4     $ 28.3     $ 26.1     $ 108.6     $ 93.1  
Factoring commissions     29.1       30.9       32.2       116.5       120.2  
Gains on sales of leasing equipment     16.9       30.7       52.0       101.1       98.4  
Net gain (losses) on derivatives and foreign currency exchange     1.8       (20.0 )     (16.2 )     (32.9 )     (37.8 )
(Losses) gains on investments     (5.6 )     2.0       24.6       0.9       39.0  
Loss on OREO sales     (2.2 )     (3.2 )     -       (5.4 )     -  
Impairment on assets held for sale     (14.9 )     (23.6 )     (31.2 )     (59.6 )     (100.7 )
(Loss) gains on loan and portfolio sales     (41.3 )     (14.7 )     16.5       (47.3 )     34.3  
Other revenues     14.2       8.8       12.4       37.6       58.9  
Total other income   $ 30.4     $ 39.2     $ 116.4     $ 219.5     $ 305.4  
                     
OPERATING EXPENSES                    
Compensation and benefits   $ (151.5 )   $ (160.4 )   $ (138.9 )   $ (594.0 )   $ (533.8 )
Professional fees     (43.4 )     (57.3 )     (23.7 )     (141.0 )     (80.6 )
Technology     (32.7 )     (29.9 )     (22.1 )     (109.8 )     (85.2 )
Net occupancy expense     (17.9 )     (14.8 )     (8.5 )     (50.7 )     (35.0 )
Advertising and marketing     (8.1 )     (7.4 )     (10.0 )     (31.3 )     (33.7 )
Other expenses     (44.0 )     (54.0 )     (38.0 )     (170.0 )     (140.7 )
Operating expenses, before provision for severance and facilities exiting and intangible asset amortization     (297.6 )     (323.8 )     (241.2 )     (1,096.8 )     (909.0 )
Provision for severance and facilities exiting activities     (53.0 )     (5.1 )     (6.7 )     (58.2 )     (31.4 )
Intangible asset amortization     (7.2 )     (5.0 )     (0.9 )     (13.3 )     (1.4 )
Total operating expenses   $ (357.8 )   $ (333.9 )   $ (248.8 )   $ (1,168.3 )   $ (941.8 )
                     
    December 31,   September 30,   December 31,        
    2015*     2015       2014          
TOTAL CASH AND INVESTMENT SECURITIES                    
Total cash and deposits   $ 8,301.5     $ 8,259.9     $ 7,119.7          
Securities purchased under agreements to resell     -       100.0       650.0          
Investment securities     2,953.8       3,618.8       1,550.3          
Total cash and investment securities   $ 11,255.3     $ 11,978.7     $ 9,320.0          
                     
OTHER ASSETS                    
Current and deferred federal and state tax assets   $ 1,244.3     $ 1,216.7     $ 483.5          
Deposits on commercial aerospace equipment     696.0       810.7       736.3          
                     
Tax credit investments and investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries     223.9       224.6       73.4          
Property, furniture and fixtures     197.2       200.2       126.4          
Fair value of derivative financial instruments     140.7       166.9       168.0          
Deferred debt costs and other deferred charges     129.6       131.7       148.1          
Other real estate owned and repossessed assets     127.3       127.9       0.8          
Tax receivables, other than income taxes     98.2       102.2       102.0          
Other     529.5       557.5       268.2          
Total other assets   $ 3,386.7     $ 3,538.4     $ 2,106.7          
                     
OTHER LIABILITIES                    
Equipment maintenance reserves   $ 1,012.4     $ 968.4     $ 960.4          
Accrued expenses and accounts payable     628.1       602.7       478.3          
Current and deferred taxes payable     363.1       384.9       319.1          
Security and other deposits     263.0       296.8       368.0          
Accrued interest payable     209.6       171.4       243.7          
Valuation adjustment relating to aerospace commitments     73.1       98.4       121.2          
Other liabilities     609.4       873.1       398.1          
Total other liabilities   $ 3,158.7     $ 3,395.7     $ 2,888.8          
* Preliminary                    
                     
 
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Financing and Leasing Assets
(dollars in millions)
                 
        December 31,   September 30,   December 31,
          2015     2015     2014
North America Banking              
  Commercial Banking              
  Loans     $ 9,443.4   $ 10,235.0   $ 6,889.9
  Assets held for sale       538.8     413.0     22.8
  Financing and leasing assets       9,982.2     10,648.0     6,912.7
  Commercial Real Estate              
  Loans    

 

5,305.6  

 

5,092.2  

 

1,768.6
  Assets held for sale       57.0     -     -
  Financing and leasing assets       5,362.6     5,092.2     1,768.6
  Equipment Finance              
  Loans       4,377.5     4,290.0     4,717.3
  Operating lease equipment, net       259.0     250.9     265.2
  Assets held for sale       562.5     569.5     -
  Financing and leasing assets       5,199.0     5,110.4     4,982.5
  Commercial Services              
  Loans - factoring receivables       2,132.5     2,556.4     2,560.2
  Consumer Banking              
  Loans       1,442.1     1,327.7     -
  Assets held for sale       3.9     8.1     -
  Financing and leasing assets       1,446.0     1,335.8     -
  Total Segment              
  Loans       22,701.1     23,501.3     15,936.0
  Operating lease equipment, net       259.0     250.9     265.2
  Assets held for sale       1,162.2     990.6     22.8
  Financing and leasing assets       24,122.3     24,742.8     16,224.0
Transportation & International Finance              
  Aerospace              
  Loans       1,762.3     1,705.6     1,796.5
  Operating lease equipment, net       9,765.2     9,045.2     8,949.5
  Assets held for sale       34.7     102.3     391.6
  Financing and leasing assets       11,562.2     10,853.1     11,137.6
  Rail              
  Loans       120.9     129.0     130.0
  Operating lease equipment, net       6,592.8     6,242.1     5,715.2
  Assets held for sale       0.7     1.0     1.2
  Financing and leasing assets       6,714.4     6,372.1     5,846.4
  Maritime Finance              
  Loans       1,658.9     1,470.9     1,006.7
  Assets held for sale       19.5     39.1     19.7
  Financing and leasing assets       1,678.4     1,510.0     1,026.4
  International Finance              
  Loans       -     -     625.7
  Operating lease equipment, net       -     -     0.5
  Assets held for sale       834.1     905.5     402.7
  Financing and leasing assets       834.1     905.5     1,028.9
  Total Segment              
  Loans       3,542.1     3,305.5     3,558.9
  Operating lease equipment, net       16,358.0     15,287.3     14,665.2
  Assets held for sale       889.0     1,047.9     815.2
  Financing and leasing assets       20,789.1     19,640.7     19,039.3
                 
Legacy Consumer Mortgages              
  Single Family Residential Mortgages              
  Loans       4,531.2     4,702.3     -
  Assets held for sale       21.1     21.2     -
  Financing and leasing assets       4,552.3     4,723.5     -
  Reverse Mortgages              
  Loans       897.3     897.1     -
  Assets held for sale       20.1     15.7     -
  Financing and leasing assets       917.4     912.8     -
  Total Segment              
  Loans       5,428.5     5,599.4     -
  Assets held for sale       41.2     36.9     -
  Financing and leasing assets       5,469.7     5,636.3     -
Non-Strategic Portfolios              
  Loans       -     -     0.1
  Assets held for sale       -     78.9     380.1
  Financing and leasing assets       -     78.9     380.2
Total financing and leasing assets     $ 50,381.1   $ 50,098.7   $ 35,643.5
               
                               
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Credit Metrics
(dollars in millions)
                               
    Quarters Ended
    December 31, 2015     September 30, 2015   December 31, 2014
Gross Charge-offs to Average Finance Receivables                              
Transportation & International Finance(1)   $ 0.9         0.10 %     $ 28.3         2.97 %   $ 10.1     1.10 %
North America Banking(2)     37.2         0.64 %       37.6         0.71 %     18.7     0.47 %
Legacy Consumer Mortgages     (0.3 )       -0.02 %       1.5         0.16 %     -     -  
Total CIT   $ 37.8         0.47 %     $ 67.4         0.94 %   $ 28.8     0.59 %
                               
    Years Ended December 31,        
    2015       2014          
Transportation & International Finance(1)   $ 35.3         0.98 %     $ 44.8         1.25 %        
North America Banking(2)     129.5         0.68 %       75.2         0.49 %        
Legacy Consumer Mortgages     1.2         0.05 %       -         -          
Non-Strategic Portfolios(3)     -         -         7.5         4.91 %        
Total CIT   $ 166.0         0.67 %     $ 127.5         0.67 %        
                               
    Quarters Ended
    December 31, 2015     September 30, 2015   December 31, 2014
Net Charge-offs to Average Finance Receivables                              
Transportation & International Finance(1)   $ 0.8         0.09 %     $ 27.2         2.86 %   $ 7.7     0.84 %
North America Banking(2)     32.0         0.55 %       32.9         0.62 %     15.4     0.38 %
Legacy Consumer Mortgages     (0.9 )       -0.07 %       1.2         0.12 %     -     -  
Total CIT   $ 31.9         0.40 %     $ 61.3         0.86 %   $ 23.1     0.47 %
                               
    Years Ended December 31,        
    2015       2014          
Transportation & International Finance(1)   $ 26.8         0.75 %     $ 37.7         1.06 %        
North America Banking(2)     110.5         0.58 %       56.2         0.36 %        
Legacy Consumer Mortgages     0.3         0.01 %       -         -          
Non-Strategic Portfolios(3)     -         -         5.2         3.47 %        
Total CIT   $ 137.6         0.55 %     $ 99.1         0.52 %        
                               
Non-accruing Loans to Finance Receivables(4)   December 31, 2015     September 30, 2015   December 31, 2014
Transportation & International Finance   $ 62.0         1.75 %     $ 52.1         1.58 %   $ 37.2     1.05 %
North America Banking(2)     200.9         0.88 %       156.3         0.67 %     100.9     0.63 %
Legacy Consumer Mortgages     4.8         0.09 %       1.8         0.03 %     -     -  
Non-Strategic Portfolios     -         -         4.5         ((4 ))     22.4     ((4 ))
Total CIT   $ 267.7         0.85 %     $ 214.7         0.66 %   $ 160.5     0.82 %
                               
PROVISION AND ALLOWANCE COMPONENTS                              
    Provision for Credit Losses      
    Quarters Ended  

Years Ended

   
    December 31,   September 30,   December 31,   December 31,    
    2015   2015   2014     2015       2014      
Specific allowance - impaired loans   $ 0.9       $ 9.5       $ (13.1 )     $ 15.4     $ (18.0 )    
Non-specific allowance     24.8         (20.9 )       5.0         7.5       19.0      
Net charge-offs     31.9         61.3         23.1         137.6       99.1      
Totals   $ 57.6       $ 49.9       $ 15.0       $ 160.5     $ 100.1      
                               
    Allowance for Loan Losses            
    December 31,   September 30,   December 31,          
    2015   2015   2014            
Specific allowance - impaired loans   $ 27.8       $ 18.3       $ 12.4                
Non-specific allowance     332.4         316.7         334.0                
Totals   $ 360.2       $ 335.0       $ 346.4                
                               
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total finance receivables     1.14 %       1.03 %       1.78 %              

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of finance receivables/Commercial

    1.42 %       1.31 %       1.78 %              

Allowance for loan losses plus principal loss discount as a percent of finance receivables (before the principal loss discount)/Commercial

    1.80 %       1.82 %       1.78 %              

Allowance for loan losses plus principal loss discount as a percent of finance receivables (before the principal loss discount)/Consumer

    8.89 %       11.27 %       -                
In certain instances, we use the term finance receivables synonymously with “Loans”, as presented on the balance sheet.      
                               
1) TIF charge-offs related to the transfer of receivables to assets held for sale for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 totaled $26 million and $27 million year to date 2015. TIF charge-offs for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 and year to date 2014 totaled $6 million and $18 million, respectively, related to the transfer of receivables to assets held for sale.
2) NAB charge-offs related to the transfer of receivables to assets held for sale for the quarters ended December 31 and September 30, 2015 totaled $19 million and $14 million, respectively, and $46 million year to date. NAB charge-offs for the quarter and year to date December 31, 2014 totaled $1 million and $18 million, respectively, related to the transfer of receivables to assets held for sale.
3) NSP charge-offs for the year ended December 31, 2014 included $7 million related to the transfer of receivables to assets held for sale.
4) Non-accrual loans include loans held for sale. NSP non-accrual loans reflected loans held for sale; since portfolio loans were insignificant, no % is displayed.
 
                           
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Segment Results
(dollars in millions)
    Quarters Ended   Years Ended
    December 31,   September 30,   December 31,   December 31,
    2015     2015     2014     2015   2014
North America Banking                          
Total interest income   $ 317.1     $ 275.6     $ 214.4     $ 987.8   $ 832.4
Total interest expense   (65.3)     (72.2)     (74.2)     (284.9)   (285.4)
Provision for credit losses   (45.5)     (46.9)     (6.5)     (135.2)   (62.0)
Rental income on operating leases   29.7     28.5     24.8     113.3   97.4
Other income   74.2     58.2     115.4     267.9   318.0
Depreciation on operating lease equipment   (18.8)     (21.5)     (19.7)     (82.1)   (81.7)
Operating expenses   (204.7)     (185.9)     (132.1)     (660.7)   (499.7)
Income before provision for income taxes   $ 86.7     $ 35.8     $ 122.1     $ 206.1   $ 319.0
Funded new business volume   $ 2,471.4     $ 2,067.2     $ 1,620.6     $ 7,523.2   $ 6,201.6
Average Earning Assets   $ 23,644.8     $ 20,808.0     $ 15,616.4     $ 18,794.7   $ 15,074.1
Average Finance Receivables   $ 23,149.4     $ 21,204.1     $ 16,013.1     $ 18,974.1   $ 15,397.7
Transportation & International Finance                          
Total interest income   $ 73.3     $ 73.8     $ 71.7     $ 285.4   $ 289.4
Total interest expense   (157.1)     (155.0)     (169.3)     (645.6)   (650.4)
Provision for credit losses   (8.6)     (1.5)     (8.5)     (20.3)   (38.3)
Rental income on operating leases   519.0     506.6     513.8     2,021.7   1,959.9
Other income   23.3     22.9     33.5     97.1   69.9
Depreciation on operating lease equipment   (148.0)     (137.6)     (133.5)     (558.4)   (519.6)
Maintenance and other operating lease expenses   (79.6)     (55.9)     (49.7)     (231.0)   (196.8)

Operating expenses/loss on debt extinguishments

  (66.0)     (68.4)     (73.1)     (293.8)   (301.9)
Income before provision for income taxes   $ 156.3     $ 184.9     $ 184.9     $ 655.1   $ 612.2
Funded new business volume   $ 1,695.1     $ 1,236.8     $ 1,228.9     $ 4,282.9   $ 5,015.0
Average Earning Assets   $ 20,741.5     $ 20,068.4     $ 20,517.2     $ 20,321.6   $ 19,330.7
Average Finance Receivables   $ 3,446.7     $ 3,806.2     $ 3,688.8     $ 3,591.3   $ 3,571.2
Legacy Consumer Mortgages                          
Total interest income   $ 90.1     $ 62.8     $ -     $ 152.9   $ -
Total interest expense   (21.1)     (14.0)     -     (35.1)   -
Provision for credit losses   (3.5)     (1.5)     -     (5.0)   -
Other income   1.3     (0.9)     -     0.4   -
Operating expenses   (26.0)     (16.9)     -     (42.9)   -
Income before provision for income taxes   $ 40.8     $ 29.5     $ -     $ 70.3   $ -
Average Earning Assets   $ 5,937.2     $ 3,912.6     $ -     $ 2,483.5   $ -
Average Finance Receivables   $ 5,518.6     $ 3,637.0     $ -     $ 2,308.9   $ -
Non-Strategic Portfolios                          
Total interest income   $ 3.9     $ 7.2     $ 16.1     $ 33.6   $ 90.5
Total interest expense   (3.2)     (6.1)     (15.6)     (29.3)   (82.1)
Provision for credit losses   -     -     -     -   0.4
Rental income on operating leases   2.2     4.2     7.9     17.5   35.7
Other income   (54.1)     (21.8)     (18.8)     (89.4)   (57.6)
Depreciation on operating lease equipment   -     -     -     -   (14.4)
Operating expenses   (5.6)     (4.5)     (18.0)     (33.4)   (74.6)
Loss before provision for income taxes   $ (56.8)     $ (21.0)     $ (28.4)     $ (101.0)   $ (102.1)
Funded new business volume   $ 5.0     $ 14.2     $ 35.9     $ 83.3   $ 216.5
Average Earning Assets   $ 138.5     $ 312.3     $ 787.8     $ 358.8   $ 1,192.2
Average Finance Receivables   $ -     $ -     $ 0.1     $ -   $ 151.2
Corporate and Other                          
Total interest income   $ 26.0     $ 18.3     $ 4.0     $ 53.2   $ 14.2
Total interest expense   (40.0)     (33.0)     (17.8)     (108.6)   (68.3)
Provision for credit losses   -     -     -     -   (0.2)
Other income   (14.3)     (19.2)     (13.7)     (56.5)   (24.9)
Operating expenses / loss on debt extinguishment   (57.7)     (58.5)     (28.7)     (140.1)   (69.1)
Loss before provision for income taxes   $ (86.0)     $ (92.4)     $ (56.2)     $ (252.0)   $ (148.3)
Average Earning Assets   $ 8,679.5     $ 7,346.8     $ 5,014.4     $ 6,761.7   $ 5,095.7
Total CIT                          
Total interest income   $ 510.4     $ 437.7     $ 306.2     $ 1,512.9   $ 1,226.5
Total interest expense   (286.7)     (280.3)     (276.9)     (1,103.5)   (1,086.2)
Provision for credit losses   (57.6)     (49.9)     (15.0)     (160.5)   (100.1)
Rental income on operating leases   550.9     539.3     546.5     2,152.5   2,093.0
Other income   30.4     39.2     116.4     219.5   305.4
Depreciation on operating lease equipment   (166.8)     (159.1)     (153.2)     (640.5)   (615.7)
Maintenance and other operating lease expenses   (79.6)     (55.9)     (49.7)     (231.0)   (196.8)
Operating expenses / loss on debt extinguishment   (360.0)     (334.2)     (251.9)     (1,170.9)   (945.3)
Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes   $ 141.0     $ 136.8     $ 222.4     $ 578.5   $ 680.8
Funded new business volume   $ 4,171.5     $ 3,318.2     $ 2,885.4     $ 11,889.4   $ 11,433.1
Average Earning Assets   $ 59,141.5     $ 52,448.1     $ 41,935.8     $ 48,720.3   $ 40,692.7
Average Finance Receivables   $ 32,114.7     $ 28,647.3     $ 19,702.0     $ 24,874.3   $ 19,120.1
                           
 
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Segment Margin
(dollars in millions)
 
      Quarters Ended   Years Ended
      December 31,   September 30,   December 31,   December 31,
        2015       2015       2014       2015       2014  
North America Banking                      
Average Earning Assets (AEA)                      
Commercial Banking     $ 10,681.0     $ 9,456.9     $ 7,171.9     $ 8,537.5     $ 7,285.0  
Commercial Real Estate       5,164.7       3,993.9       1,772.0       3,213.6       1,687.6  
Equipment Finance       5,632.3       5,657.4       5,659.6       5,590.7       5,086.3  
Commercial Services       801.5       833.0       1,012.9       888.9       1,015.2  
Consumer Banking       1,365.3       866.8       -       564.0       -  
Gross yield                      
Commercial Banking       5.07 %     4.86 %     5.12 %     4.76 %     5.20 %
Commercial Real Estate       5.28 %     5.09 %     4.19 %     4.83 %     4.15 %
Equipment Finance       8.51 %     8.47 %     8.29 %     8.53 %     8.48 %
Commercial Services       5.24 %     5.22 %     4.52 %     4.80 %     4.94 %
Consumer Banking       3.72 %     3.58 %     -       3.63 %     -  
Total                      
AEA     $ 23,644.8     $ 20,808.0     $ 15,616.4     $ 18,794.7     $ 15,074.1  
Gross yield       5.87 %     5.85 %     6.13 %     5.86 %     6.17 %
Net Finance Margin       4.44 %     4.04 %     3.72 %     3.91 %     3.73 %
                       
Transportation & International Finance                      
Average Earning Assets (AEA)                      
Aerospace     $ 11,594.3     $ 11,251.2     $ 12,219.4     $ 11,631.8     $ 11,301.8  
Rail       6,599.3       6,314.7       5,909.6       6,245.5       5,651.6  
Maritime Finance       1,590.6       1,443.3       913.7       1,323.1       670.0  
International Finance       957.3       1,059.2       1,474.5       1,121.2       1,707.3  
Gross yield                      
Aerospace       11.07 %     10.98 %     10.47 %     10.68 %     11.11 %
Rail       13.71 %     14.50 %     15.15 %     14.34 %     14.57 %
Maritime Finance       5.24 %     5.04 %     5.30 %     5.10 %     5.18 %
International Finance       10.14 %     9.25 %     8.08 %     9.04 %     7.95 %
Total                      
AEA     $ 20,741.5     $ 20,068.4     $ 20,517.2     $ 20,321.6     $ 19,330.7  
Gross yield       11.42 %     11.57 %     11.41 %     11.35 %     11.64 %
Net Finance Margin       4.00 %     4.62 %     4.54 %     4.29 %     4.57 %
                       
Legacy Consumer Mortgages                      
Average Earning Assets (AEA)                      
Single Family Residential Mortgages     $ 5,010.7     $ 3,321.9     $ -     $ 2,101.1     $ -  
Reverse Mortgages       926.5       590.7       -       382.4       -  
Gross yield                      
Single Family Residential Mortgages       5.79 %     5.68 %     -       5.70 %     -  
Reverse Mortgages       7.58 %     10.59 %     -       8.68 %     -  
Total                      
AEA     $ 5,937.2     $ 3,912.6     $ -     $ 2,483.5     $ -  
Gross yield       6.07 %     6.42 %     -       6.16 %     -  
Net Finance Margin       4.65 %     4.99 %     -       4.74 %     -  
                       
Gross Yield includes interest income and rental income as a % of AEA.
Net Finance Margin (NFM) reflects Net Finance Revenue divided by AEA.
 
                             
CIT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Disclosures
(dollars in millions)
                             
Non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by management are meant to provide additional information and insight relative to business trends to investors and, in certain cases, to present financial information as measured by rating agencies and other users of financial information. These measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, GAAP and may be different from, or inconsistent with, non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.
      Quarters Ended     Years Ended
      December 31,   September 30,   December 31,     December 31,
Total Net Revenues(1)     2015   2015   2014     2015   2014
Interest income     $ 510.4     $ 437.7     $ 306.2     $ 1,512.9   $ 1,226.5
Rental income on operating leases     550.9     539.3     546.5     2,152.5   2,093.0
Finance revenue     1,061.3     977.0     852.7     3,665.4   3,319.5
Interest expense     (286.7)     (280.3)     (276.9)     (1,103.5)   (1,086.2)
Depreciation on operating lease equipment     (166.8)     (159.1)     (153.2)     (640.5)   (615.7)
Maintenance and other operating lease expenses     (79.6)     (55.9)     (49.7)     (231.0)   (196.8)
Net finance revenue (NFR)     528.2     481.7     372.9     1,690.4   1,420.8
Other income     30.4     39.2     116.4     219.5   305.4
Total net revenues     $ 558.6     $ 520.9     $ 489.3     $ 1,909.9   $ 1,726.2
                             
NFR as a % of AEA     3.57%     3.67%     3.56%     3.47%   3.49%
                             
Net Operating Lease Revenues(2)                            
Rental income on operating leases     $ 550.9     $ 539.3     $ 546.5     $ 2,152.5   $ 2,093.0
Depreciation on operating lease equipment     (166.8)     (159.1)     (153.2)     (640.5)   (615.7)
Maintenance and other operating lease expenses     (79.6)     (55.9)     (49.7)     (231.0)   (196.8)
Net operating lease revenue     $ 304.5     $ 324.3     $ 343.6     $ 1,281.0   $ 1,280.5
                             
      December 31,   September 30,   December 31,      
Earning Assets(3)     2015   2015     2014        
Loans     $ 31,671.7     $ 32,406.2     $ 19,495.0          
Operating lease equipment, net     16,617.0     15,538.2     14,930.4          
Assets held for sale     2,092.4     2,154.3     1,218.1          
Credit balances of factoring clients     (1,344.0)     (1,609.3)     (1,622.1)          
Interest bearing cash     6,820.3     6,606.3     6,241.2          
Investment securities     2,953.8     3,618.8     1,550.3          
Securities purchased under agreements to resell     -     100.0     650.0          
Indemnification assets     414.8     465.0     -          
Total earning assets     $ 59,226.0     $ 59,279.5     $ 42,462.9          
Avereage Earning Assets (for the respective quarters)     $ 59,141.5     $ 52,448.1     $ 41,935.8          
      Quarters Ended     Years Ended
      December 31,   September 30,   December 31,     December 31,
Adjusted Operating Expenses     2015   2015   2014     2015   2014
Operating expenses     $ (357.8)     $ (333.9)     $ (248.8)     $ (1,168.3)   $ (941.8)
Provision for severance and facilities exiting activities     53.0     5.1     6.7     58.2   31.4
Intangible assets amortization     7.2     5.0     0.9     13.3   1.4
Operating expenses exclusive of restructuring costs and intangible assets amortization(4)     $ (297.6)     $ (323.8)     $ (241.2)     $ (1,096.8)   $ (909.0)
                             
Operating expenses (exclusive of restructuring costs and intangible assets amortization) as a % of AEA     (2.01%)     (2.47%)     (2.30%)     (2.25%)   (2.23%)
                             
Total Net Revenue     $ 558.6     $ 520.9     $ 489.3     $ 1,909.9   $ 1,726.2
Operating expenses exclusive of restructuring costs and intangible assets amortization(4)     $ (297.6)     $ (323.8)     $ (241.2)     $ (1,096.8)   $ (909.0)
Net Efficiency Ratio(5)     53.3%     62.2%     49.3%     57.4%   52.7%
                             
      December 31,   September 30,   December 31,        
      2015     2015     2014          
Continuing Operations Total Assets(6)                            
Total Assets     $ 67,498.8     $ 68,125.5     $ 47,880.0          
Assets of discontinued operation     (500.5)     (513.8)     -          
Continuing operations total assets    

$ 66,998.3

    $ 67,611.7     $ 47,880.0          
                             
                             
      December 31,   September 30,   December 31,        
Tangible Book Value(7)     2015   2015   2014          
Total common stockholders' equity     $ 10,978.1     $ 10,798.7     $ 9,068.9          
Less: Goodwill     (1,185.3)     (1,135.1)     (571.3)          
Intangible assets     (197.5)     (201.3)     (25.7)          
Tangible book value     $ 9,595.3     $ 9,462.3     $ 8,471.9          
                             
(1) Total net revenues are the combination of net finance revenue and other income and is an aggregation of all sources of revenue for the Company. Total net revenues are used by management to monitor business performance.
(2) Total net operating lease revenues are the combination of rental income on operating leases less depreciation on operating lease equipment and maintenance and other operating lease expenses. Total net operating lease revenues are used by management to monitor portfolio performance.
(3) Earning assets are utilized in certain revenue and earnings ratios. Earning assets are net of credit balances of factoring clients. This net amount represents the amounts we fund.
(4) Operating expenses exclusive of restructuring costs and intangible amortization is a non-GAAP measure used by management to compare period over period expenses.

(5) Net efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP measurement used by management to measure operating expenses (before restructuring costs and intangible amortization) to the level of total net revenues.

(6) Total assets from continuing operations is a non-GAAP measurement used by management to analyze the total asset change on a more consistent basis.
(7) Tangible book value is a non-GAAP measure, which represents an adjusted common shareholders’ equity balance that has been reduced by goodwill and intangible assets. Tangible book value is used to compute a per common share amount, which is used to evaluate our use of equity.
     

 

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