Zions Bancorporation, N.A. (NASDAQ: ZION) ("Zions" or "the Bank") today reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2021 of $345 million, or $2.08 per diluted common share, compared with net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $57 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2020, and net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $314 million, or $1.90 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2021.
Harris H. Simmons, Chairman and CEO of Zions Bancorporation, commented, “We are pleased with the financial results of the second quarter of 2021. Perhaps most notably, credit performance continues to be very strong as evidenced by modest net recoveries on loans. We also now believe that future losses will be significantly less than previously expected, with the result that we released more than $120 million of our allowance for credit losses.”
Mr. Simmons continued, “Excluding PPP loans, we were also pleased with the relative stability of period-end loan balances, as well as a continued strong performance in the growth of deposits, with noninterest bearing deposits equaling nearly one half of total deposits at quarter end. Finally, our capital position is particularly strong relative to our risk profile, with our CET1 ratio reaching 11.3%, up from 10.2% at the beginning of the pandemic.”
For the full version of the Bank's 2021 second quarter earnings release, including financial tables, please visit zionsbancorporation.com.
Supplemental Presentation and Conference Call
Zions has posted a supplemental presentation to its website, which will be used to discuss these second quarter results at 5:30 p.m. ET this afternoon (July 19, 2021). Media representatives, analysts, investors and the public are invited to join this discussion by calling (253) 237-1247 (domestic and international) and entering the passcode 2092815, or via on-demand webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Zions Bancorporation website at zionsbancorporation.com. The webcast of the conference call will also be archived and available for 30 days.
About Zions Bancorporation, N.A.
Zions Bancorporation, N.A. is one of the nation's premier financial services companies with annual net revenue of $2.8 billion in 2020 and more than $85 billion of total assets. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Bank is a consistent recipient of national and state-wide customer survey awards in small and middle-market banking, as well as a leader in public finance advisory services and Small Business Administration lending, recently ranking as the tenth largest provider in the U.S. of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loans (including both rounds). In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices. Investor information and links to local banking brands can be accessed at zionsbancorporation.com.
This earnings release includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding future events or determinations, all of which are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, market trends, industry results or regulatory outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among others:
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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, nor should they be relied upon as representing management’s views as of any subsequent date. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those presented. Important risk factors that may cause such material differences include changes in general economic, regulatory, and industry conditions; changes and uncertainties in fiscal, monetary, regulatory, trade and tax policies and legislative and regulatory changes; changes in interest rates and uncertainty regarding the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") toward other alternative reference rates; the quality and composition of our loan and securities portfolios; competitive pressures and other factors that may affect aspects of our business, such as pricing and demand for our products and services; our ability to execute our strategic plans, manage our risks, and achieve our business objectives; our ability to develop and maintain information security systems, technologies and controls designed to guard against fraud, cyber and privacy risks; and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic or other national or international crises or conflicts that may occur in the future and governmental responses to such matters. These factors, among others, are discussed in the Bank’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available at the SEC’s Internet site (https://www.sec.gov/). In addition, you may obtain documents filed with the SEC by the Bank free of charge by contacting: Investor Relations, Zions Bancorporation, N.A., One South Main Street, 11th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84133, (801) 844-7637.
We caution you against undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our views only as of the date they are made. Except as may be required by law, Zions Bancorporation, N.A. specifically disclaims any obligation to update any factors or to publicly announce the result of revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments.