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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

January 24, 2020
Date of Report
(Date of Earliest Event Reported)

Synovus Financial Corp.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Georgia
1-10312
58-1134883
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1111 Bay Avenue, Suite 500, Columbus, Georgia 31901
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(706) 649-2311
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

________________________________________________
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value
SNV
New York Stock Exchange
Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series D
SNV-PrD
New York Stock Exchange
Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E
SNV-PrE
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided
pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition
 
 
 
 
On January 24, 2020, Synovus Financial Corp. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing the Company’s financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2019.
 
 
 
 
Pursuant to General Instruction F to Current Report on Form 8-K, the press release is attached to this Current Report as Exhibit 99.1 and only those portions of the press release related to the historical results of operations of the Company for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2019 are incorporated into this Item 2.02 by reference. The information contained in this Item 2.02, including the information set forth in the press release filed as Exhibit 99.1 to, and incorporated in, this Current Report is being "furnished" and shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in Exhibit 99.1 furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other documents pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or into any filing or other document pursuant to the Exchange Act except as otherwise expressly stated in any such filing.
Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure
 
 
 
 
On January 24, 2020, the Company made available the supplemental information (the "Supplemental Information") and slide presentation ("Slide Presentation") prepared for use with the press release. The investor call and webcast will be held at 8:30 a.m., ET, on January 24, 2020.
 
 
 
 
The information contained in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including the information set forth in the Supplemental Information and the Slide Presentation filed as Exhibit 99.2 and Exhibit 99.3 to, and incorporated in, this Current Report, is being "furnished" and shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in Exhibit 99.2 and Exhibit 99.3 furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other documents pursuant to the Securities Act or into any filing or other document pursuant to the Exchange Act except as otherwise expressly stated in any such filing.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
 
 
 
(d)
Exhibits
 
 
 
 
Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
 
 
99.1
 
 
 
 
99.2
 
 
 
 
99.3






Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Synovus has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
SYNOVUS FINANCIAL CORP.
 
 
Date: January 24, 2020
By: /s/ Allan E. Kamensky
 
Name: Allan E. Kamensky
 
Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1
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Media Contact
 
Investor Contact
Lee Underwood
 
Kevin Brown
Media Relations
 
Investor Relations
(706) 644-0528
 
(706) 644-0948
Synovus Announces Earnings for the Fourth Quarter 2019 and a 10% Increase in Common Stock Dividend

COLUMBUS, Ga., January 24, 2020 - Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. The Board of Directors also approved a 10% increase in the Company’s quarterly common stock dividend from $0.30 to $0.33 per share, effective with the quarterly dividend payable in April 2020.
2019 Highlights
Net income available to common shareholders for 2019 was $540.9 million or $3.47 per diluted share as compared to $410.5 million or $3.47 per diluted share for 2018.
Adjusted earnings per diluted share for 2019 were $3.90 as compared to $3.64 for 2018, an increase of 7.3%.
Loans up $11.2 billion, or 43.2%, from 2018.
Deposits up $11.7 billion, or 43.7%, from 2018.
Non-interest income was $355.9 million, an increase of $75.8 million from 2018.
Non-interest expense was $1.1 billion, an increase of $269.5 million from 2018.
Net interest margin of 3.70%, a decline of 16 basis points from the previous year. Excluding the impact of purchase accounting adjustments (PAA), net interest margin was 3.47%, down 39 basis points from the prior year.
Credit quality was strong, with the non-performing loan (NPL) ratio declining 14 basis points from year-end 2018 to 0.27% and the non-performing asset (NPA) ratio declining 7 basis points from the prior year to 0.37%. The net charge-off ratio was 0.16% in 2019 compared to 0.20% in the prior year.
Completed integration of Florida Community Bank (FCB) and introduced new teams and products in legacy FCB markets.
Following the FCB acquisition, the Company returned $893 million to common shareholders during the year with repurchases of $725 million in common stock and $168 million in common dividends.
Total share count declined 10.9% from January 1, 2019. 

Fourth Quarter 2019 Highlights
Diluted EPS of $0.97; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.94, down 3.0% sequentially and up 3.1% year-over-year.
Period-end loan growth of $744.6 million, or 8.1% annualized, from prior quarter on total funded loan production of $3.55 billion.
Period-end deposit growth of $972.4 million, or 10.3% annualized, from third quarter 2019.
Core transaction deposits increased $373.0 million from the prior quarter.
Total deposit costs declined 13 basis points from the previous quarter.
Net interest margin of 3.65%, a decline of 4 basis points from the previous quarter. Excluding the impact of purchase accounting adjustments (PAA), net interest margin was 3.40%, down 2 basis points from the prior quarter.
Non-interest income was $98.0 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of $9.2 million from the third quarter and $30.0 million from the prior-year quarter.



Non-interest expense was $266.1 million in the fourth quarter, a decrease of $10.2 million from the third quarter and an increase of $56.2 million from the prior-year quarter.
Credit quality metrics remained solid, with the NPL ratio and the NPA ratio each declining by 5 basis points, to 0.27% and 0.37%, respectively. The net charge-off ratio was 0.10%.
Repurchased $36.5 million in common stock (1.1 million shares) during the quarter.

Fourth Quarter Summary
 
Reported
 
Adjusted
(dollars in thousands)
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
4Q18
 
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
4Q18
Net income available to common shareholders
$
143,393

 
$
127,435

 
$
101,919

 
$
140,069

 
$
149,732

 
$
107,001

Diluted earnings per share
0.97

 
0.83

 
0.87

 
0.94

 
0.97

 
0.91

Total loans
37,162,450

 
36,417,826

 
25,946,573

 
N/A

 
N/A

 
N/A

Total deposits
38,405,504

 
37,433,070

 
26,720,322

 
N/A

 
N/A

 
N/A

Total revenues
497,992

 
491,676

 
366,105

 
492,049

 
494,213

 
368,189

Return on avg assets
1.27
%
 
1.14
%
 
1.29
%
 
1.24
%
 
1.33
%
 
1.36
%
Return on avg common equity
13.08

 
11.36

 
14.25

 
12.78

 
13.35

 
14.96

Return on avg tangible common equity
15.18

 
13.19

 
14.63

 
14.84

 
15.46

 
15.36

Net interest margin
3.65

 
3.69

 
3.92

 
3.40

 
3.42

 
N/A

Efficiency ratio
53.44

 
56.20

 
57.34

 
53.20

 
51.71

 
55.98

Net charge-off ratio
0.10

 
0.22

 
0.20

 
N/A

 
N/A

 
N/A

NPA ratio
0.37

 
0.42

 
0.44

 
N/A

 
N/A

 
N/A


“The successful integration of Florida Community Bank (FCB), broad-based growth across multiple business lines throughout our five-state footprint, and continued strength in credit quality highlight our accomplishments in 2019,” said Kessel D. Stelling, Synovus Chairman and CEO. “In addition, strong growth in fee-based revenue reflects our success in attracting and retaining top talent and expanding customer relationships. We enter 2020 with considerable momentum, focused on expanding revenue sources and improving efficiencies that strengthen our company and create long-term shareholder value.”    
  
Balance Sheet
Loans**
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(dollars in millions)
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
Linked Quarter Change
 
Linked Quarter % Change*
 
4Q18
 
Year/Year Change
 
Year/Year % Change
Commercial & industrial
$
16,782.7

 
$
16,418.3

 
$
364.4

 
8.8
%
 
$
12,781.2

 
$
4,001.5

 
31.3
%
Commercial real estate
10,480.5

 
10,313.0

 
167.5

 
6.4

 
6,564.5

 
3,916.0

 
59.7

Consumer
9,924.7

 
9,709.2

 
215.5

 
8.8

 
6,625.0

 
3,299.6

 
49.8

Unearned income
(25.4
)
 
(22.7
)
 
(2.7
)
 
47.2

 
(24.1
)
 
(1.2
)
 
5.1

Total loans
$
37,162.5

 
$
36,417.8

 
$
744.6

 
8.1
%
 
$
25,946.6

 
$
11,215.9

 
43.2
%
* 
Annualized
** 
Amounts may not total due to rounding

Total funded loan production in the quarter was approximately $3.55 billion.
Commercial and industrial loans increased $364.4 million, or 8.8%, from the prior quarter, with broad-based growth across industries and geographies.
Consumer loans grew $215.5 million, or 8.8%, from the third quarter 2019, with increases in all four categories.



Commercial real estate loans increased by $167.5 million, or 6.4%, from the prior quarter, with growth in 7 of 10 asset classes.

Deposits**
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(dollars in millions)
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
Linked Quarter Change
 
Linked Quarter % Change*
 
4Q18
 
Year/Year Change
 
Year/Year % Change
Non-interest-bearing DDA
$
8,661.2

 
$
8,970.2

 
$
(309.0
)
 
(13.7
)%
 
$
6,926.5

 
$
1,734.7

 
25.0
%
Interest-bearing DDA
4,769.5

 
4,714.8

 
54.7

 
4.6

 
3,690.7

 
1,078.8

 
29.2

Money market
9,827.4

 
9,212.1

 
615.2

 
26.5

 
7,681.8

 
2,145.5

 
27.9

Savings
909.5

 
897.3

 
12.2

 
5.4

 
812.5

 
97.0

 
11.9

Public funds
4,622.3

 
3,795.3

 
827.0

 
86.4

 
2,374.9

 
2,247.4

 
94.6

Time deposits
6,185.6

 
6,647.8

 
(462.2
)
 
(27.6
)
 
3,685.9

 
2,499.7

 
67.8

Brokered deposits
3,430.0

 
3,195.5

 
234.5

 
29.1

 
1,548.0

 
1,882.0

 
121.6

Total deposits
$
38,405.5

 
$
37,433.1

 
$
972.4

 
10.3
 %
 
$
26,720.3

 
$
11,685.2

 
43.7
%
* 
Annualized
** 
Amounts may not total due to rounding

Deposit costs improved in the quarter, as intentional run-off of higher cost deposits were replaced with lower cost options.
Total deposit costs declined 13 basis points from the third quarter and 18 basis points from the July 2019 peak.
The loan to deposit ratio was 96.8% in the fourth quarter, compared to 97.3% in the third quarter 2019.

Income Statement Summary**
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(in thousands, except per share data)
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
Linked Quarter Change
 
Linked Quarter % Change
 
4Q18
 
Year/Year Change
 
Year/Year % Change
Net interest income
$
399,268

 
$
402,097

 
$
(2,829
)
 
(0.7
)%
 
$
297,933

 
$
101,335

 
34.0
%
Non-interest income
97,955

 
88,760

 
9,195

 
10.4
 %
 
67,991

 
29,964

 
44.1

Non-interest expense
266,121

 
276,310

 
(10,189
)
 
(3.7
)
 
209,922

 
56,199

 
26.8

Provision expense
24,470

 
27,562

 
(3,092
)
 
(11.2
)
 
12,148

 
12,322

 
101.4

Income before taxes
$
206,632

 
$
186,985

 
$
19,647

 
10.5
 %
 
$
143,854

 
$
62,778

 
43.6
%
Income tax expense
54,948

 
51,259

 
3,689

 
7.2

 
38,784

 
16,164

 
41.7

Preferred stock dividends
8,291

 
8,291

 

 

 
3,151

 
5,140

 
163.1

Net income available to common shareholders
$
143,393

 
$
127,435

 
$
15,958

 
12.5
 %
 
$
101,919

 
$
41,474

 
40.7
%
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted
148,529

 
154,043

 
(5,514
)
 
(3.6
)
 
116,986

 
31,543

 
27.0
%
Diluted earnings per share
$
0.97

 
$
0.83

 
$
0.14

 
16.7
 %
 
$
0.87

 
$
0.09

 
10.8

Adjusted diluted earnings per share
$
0.94

 
$
0.97

 
$
(0.03
)
 
(3.0
)%
 
$
0.91

 
$
0.03

 
3.1

** 
Amounts may not total due to rounding

Core Performance
Total revenues were $498.0 million in the fourth quarter, up $6.3 million from the previous quarter.
Net interest income decreased $2.8 million or 0.7% compared to the prior quarter.
Net interest margin was 3.65%, down 4 basis points from the previous quarter, and favorably impacted by $15.1 million of loan accretion and $11.0 million of deposit premium amortization.
Excluding the impact of PAA, net interest margin was 3.40%, down 2 basis points from the prior quarter.



The sequential decrease in net interest margin was driven by a decline of 18 basis points in total earning asset yields and a decrease of 14 basis points in the effective cost of funds.
Non-interest income increased $9.2 million, or 10.4% from the prior quarter, and increased $30.0 million, or 44.1%, compared to fourth quarter 2018.
Sequential growth was led by capital markets fee income, fiduciary activities, and impacts from fair value adjustments.
Assets under management of $17.0 billion increased 4.9% from the prior quarter and 21.2% from the fourth quarter 2018.
Non-interest expense decreased $10.2 million or 3.7% from the previous quarter. Adjusted non-interest expense increased $6.2 million or 2.4%, from the prior quarter.
The increase in adjusted expenses included a $3 million increase in FDIC expense associated with a reclassification of certain loan categories over the past four years, higher salaries expense, higher commissions associated with increases in non-interest income, and higher servicing expense related to a renegotiated lending partnership contract that was more than offset with an increase in net interest income.
Provision expense was $24.5 million, a $3.1 million decrease from the previous quarter, primarily resulting from lower charge-offs, which were 10 basis points.
The effective tax rate was 26.6% for the quarter.

Capital Ratios
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
4Q18
Common equity Tier 1 capital (CET1) ratio
8.95
%
(1) 
8.96
%
 
9.95
%
Tier 1 capital ratio
10.24

(1) 
10.27

 
10.61

Total risk-based capital ratio
12.25

(1) 
12.30

 
12.37

Tier 1 leverage ratio
9.16

(1) 
9.02

 
9.60

Tangible common equity ratio(2)
8.08

 
8.04

 
8.81

(1) 
Ratios are preliminary
(2) 
Non-GAAP measure; see applicable reconciliation

Capital

The Company repurchased $36.5 million in common stock (1.1 million shares) during the quarter. Year-to-date repurchases totaled $725 million, or 19.9 million shares. Share count has declined by 10.9% from January 1, 2019.

Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call
Synovus will host an earnings highlights conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT on January 24, 2020. The earnings call will be accompanied by a slide presentation. Shareholders and other interested parties may listen to this conference call via simultaneous Internet broadcast. For a link to the webcast, go to investor.synovus.com/event. The replay will be archived for 12 months and will be available 30-45 minutes after the call.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $48 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services through 298 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus, was named one of American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For” in 2018 and has been recognized as one of the country's “Most Reputable Banks” by American Banker and the Reputation Institute. Synovus is on the web at synovus.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and certain of our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission contain statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of, and subject to the protections of, Section 27A



of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements through Synovus’ use of words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “assumes,” “should,” “predicts,” “could,” “would,” “intends,” “targets,” “estimates,” “projects,” “plans,” “potential” and other similar words and expressions of the future or otherwise regarding the outlook for Synovus’ future business and financial performance and/or the performance of the banking industry and economy in general. These forward-looking statements include, among others, our expectations regarding our future operating and financial performance, including our outlook and long-term goals for future growth; our expectations regarding net interest margin; expectations on our growth strategy, expense management, tax savings, strategic transactions, capital management and future profitability; expectations on credit quality and performance; and the assumptions underlying our expectations. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Synovus to be materially different from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the information known to, and current beliefs and expectations of, Synovus’ management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements in this press release. Many of these factors are beyond Synovus’ ability to control or predict.

These forward-looking statements are based upon information presently known to Synovus’ management and are inherently subjective, uncertain and subject to change due to any number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risks and other factors set forth in Synovus’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, under the captions “Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” and in Synovus’ quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. We believe these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date that they are made. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as otherwise may be required by law.






Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The measures entitled adjusted non-interest expense; adjusted total revenues; adjusted tangible efficiency ratio; adjusted net income available to common shareholders; adjusted earnings per diluted share; adjusted return on average assets; adjusted return on average common equity; return on average tangible common equity; adjusted return on average tangible common equity; tangible common equity ratio; and common equity Tier 1 capital (CET1) ratio (fully phased-in) are not measures recognized under GAAP and therefore are considered non-GAAP financial measures. The most comparable GAAP measures to these measures are total non-interest expense; total revenues; efficiency ratio-FTE; net income available to common shareholders; earnings per diluted common share; return on average assets; return on average common equity; the ratio of total shareholders' equity to total assets; and the CET1 capital ratio, respectively.

Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful additional information about Synovus to assist management and investors in evaluating Synovus’ operating results, financial strength, the performance of its business, and the strength of its capital position. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have inherent limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analyses of operating results or capital position as reported under GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as additional views of the way our financial measures are affected by significant items and other factors, and since they are not required to be uniformly applied, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures at other companies. Adjusted total revenues is a measure used by management to evaluate total revenues exclusive of net investment securities gains (losses) and gains on sales and changes in the fair value of private equity investments, net. Adjusted non-interest expense and the adjusted tangible efficiency ratio are measures utilized by management to measure the success of expense management initiatives focused on reducing recurring controllable operating costs. Adjusted net income available to common shareholders, adjusted earnings per diluted share, adjusted return on average assets, and adjusted return on average common equity are measures used by management to evaluate operating results exclusive of items that are not indicative of ongoing operations and impact period-to-period comparisons. Return on average tangible common equity and adjusted return on average tangible common equity are measures used by management to compare Synovus’ performance with other financial institutions because it calculates the return available to common shareholders without the impact of intangible assets and their related amortization, thereby allowing management to evaluate the performance of the business consistently. The tangible common equity ratio and common equity Tier 1 capital (CET1) ratio (fully phased-in) are used by management and bank regulators to assess the strength of our capital position. The computations of these measures are set forth in the tables below.






Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(dollars in thousands)
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
4Q18
 
2019
 
2018
Adjusted non-interest expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total non-interest expense
$
266,121

 
$
276,310

 
$
209,922

 
$
1,098,968

 
$
829,455

Subtract: Earnout liability adjustments

 
(10,457
)
 

 
(10,457
)
 
(11,652
)
Add/subtract: Merger-related expense
913

 
(353
)
 
(3,381
)
 
(56,580
)
 
(10,065
)
Subtract/add: Restructuring charges, net
(1,259
)
 
66

 
(140
)
 
(1,230
)
 
51

Subtract: Valuation adjustment to Visa derivative
(1,111
)
 
(2,500
)
 

 
(3,611
)
 
(2,328
)
Add: Litigation settlement/contingency expense

 

 

 

 
4,026

Subtract: Loss on early extinguishment of debt, net

 
(4,592
)
 

 
(4,592
)
 

Adjusted non-interest expense
$
264,664

 
$
258,474

 
$
206,401

 
$
1,022,498

 
$
809,487

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted total revenues and adjusted tangible efficiency ratio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted non-interest expense
$
264,664

 
$
258,474

 
$
206,401

 
$
1,022,498

 
$
809,487

Subtract: Amortization of intangibles
(2,901
)
 
(2,901
)
 
(292
)
 
(11,603
)
 
(1,167
)
Adjusted tangible non-interest expense
$
261,763


$
255,573


$
206,109

 
$
1,010,895

 
$
808,320

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
$
399,268

 
$
402,097

 
$
297,933

 
$
1,595,803

 
$
1,148,413

Add: Tax equivalent adjustment
769

 
819

 
181

 
3,025

 
553

Add: Total non-interest income
97,955

 
88,760

 
67,991

 
355,900

 
280,093

Total FTE revenues
497,992

 
491,676

 
366,105

 
1,954,728

 
1,429,059

Add: Investment securities losses, net
2,157

 
3,731

 

 
7,659

 
1,296

Subtract/add: Gain on sale and fair value (increase) decrease of private equity investments
(8,100
)
 
(1,194
)
 
2,084

 
(11,607
)
 
4,743

Adjusted total revenues
$
492,049

 
$
494,213

 
$
368,189

 
$
1,950,780

 
$
1,435,098

Efficiency ratio-FTE
53.44
%
 
56.20
%
 
57.34
%
 
56.22
%
 
58.04
%
Adjusted tangible efficiency ratio
53.20


51.71


55.98

 
51.82

 
56.33

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



























Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures, continued
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(in thousands, except per share data)
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
4Q18
 
2019
 
2018
Adjusted Return on Average Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
151,684

 
$
135,726

 
$
105,070

 
$
563,780

 
$
428,476

Add/subtract: Income tax expense (benefit), net related to State Tax Reform and SAB 118

 
4,402

 

 
4,402

 
(9,148
)
Add: Earnout liability adjustments

 
10,457

 

 
10,457

 
11,652

Subtract/add: Merger-related expense
(913
)
 
353

 
3,381

 
56,580

 
10,065

Add/subtract: Restructuring charges, net
1,259

 
(66
)
 
140

 
1,230

 
(51
)
Add: Valuation adjustment to Visa derivative
1,111

 
2,500

 

 
3,611

 
2,328

Subtract: Litigation settlement/contingency expense

 

 

 

 
(4,026
)
Add: Loss on early extinguishment of debt, net

 
4,592

 

 
4,592

 

Add: Investment securities losses, net
2,157

 
3,731

 

 
7,659

 
1,296

Subtract/add: Gain on sale and fair value (increase) decrease of private equity investments
(8,100
)
 
(1,194
)
 
2,084

 
(11,607
)
 
4,743

Add/subtract: Tax effect of adjustments
1,162

 
(2,478
)
 
(523
)
 
(9,343
)
 
(1,008
)
Adjusted net income
$
148,360

 
$
158,023

 
$
110,152

 
$
631,361

 
$
444,327

Net income annualized
$
601,790

 
$
538,478

 
$
416,854

 
$
563,780

 
$
428,476

Adjusted net income annualized
$
588,602

 
$
626,939

 
$
437,016

 
$
631,361

 
$
444,327

Total average assets
$
47,459,405

 
$
47,211,026

 
$
32,190,303

 
$
46,791,930

 
$
31,668,847

Return on average assets
1.27
%
 
1.14
%
 
1.29
%
 
1.20
%
 
1.35
%
Adjusted return on average assets
1.24

 
1.33

 
1.36

 
1.35

 
1.40

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders and adjusted net income per common share, diluted
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income available to common shareholders
$
143,393

 
$
127,435

 
$
101,919

 
$
540,899

 
$
410,478

Add/subtract: Income tax expense (benefit), net related to State Tax Reform and SAB 118

 
4,402

 

 
4,402

 
(9,148
)
Add: Earnout liability adjustments

 
10,457

 

 
10,457

 
11,652

Add: Preferred stock redemption charge

 

 

 

 
4,020

Subtract/add: Merger-related expense
(913
)
 
353

 
3,381

 
56,580

 
10,065

Add/subtract: Restructuring charges, net
1,259

 
(66
)
 
140

 
1,230

 
(51
)
Add: Valuation adjustment to Visa derivative
1,111

 
2,500

 

 
3,611

 
2,328

Subtract: Litigation settlement/contingency expense

 

 

 

 
(4,026
)
Add: Loss on early extinguishment of debt, net

 
4,592

 

 
4,592

 

Add: Investment securities losses, net
2,157

 
3,731

 

 
7,659

 
1,296

Subtract/add: Gain on sale and fair value (increase) decrease of private equity investments
(8,100
)
 
(1,194
)
 
2,084

 
(11,607
)
 
4,743

Add/subtract: Tax effect of adjustments
1,162

 
(2,478
)
 
(523
)
 
(9,343
)
 
(1,008
)
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders
$
140,069

 
$
149,732

 
$
107,001

 
$
608,480

 
$
430,349

Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted
148,529

 
154,043

 
116,986

 
156,058

 
118,378

Net income per common share, diluted
$
0.97

 
$
0.83

 
$
0.87

 
$
3.47

 
$
3.47

Adjusted net income per common share, diluted
0.94

 
0.97

 
0.91

 
3.90

 
3.64

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures, continued
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(dollars in thousands)
4Q19
 
3Q19
 
4Q18
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted return on average common equity, return on average tangible common equity, and adjusted return on average tangible common equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income available to common shareholders
$
143,393

 
$
127,435

 
$
101,919

 
$
540,899

 
$
410,478

Add/subtract: Income tax expense (benefit), net related to State Tax Reform and SAB 118

 
4,402

 

 
4,402

 
(9,148
)
Add: Earnout liability adjustments

 
10,457

 

 
10,457

 
11,652

Add: Preferred stock redemption charge

 

 

 

 
4,020

Subtract/add: Merger-related expense
(913
)
 
353

 
3,381

 
56,580

 
10,065

Add/subtract: Restructuring charges, net
1,259

 
(66
)
 
140

 
1,230

 
(51
)
Add: Valuation adjustment to Visa derivative
1,111

 
2,500

 

 
3,611

 
2,328

Subtract: Litigation settlement/contingency expense

 

 

 

 
(4,026
)
Add: Loss on early extinguishment of debt, net

 
4,592

 

 
4,592

 

Add: Investment securities losses, net
2,157

 
3,731

 

 
7,659

 
1,296

Subtract/add: Gain on sale and fair value (increase) decrease of private equity investments
(8,100
)
 
(1,194
)
 
2,084

 
(11,607
)
 
4,743

Add/subtract: Tax effect of adjustments
1,162

 
(2,478
)
 
(523
)
 
(9,343
)
 
(1,008
)
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders
$
140,069

 
$
149,732

 
$
107,001

 
$
608,480


$
430,349

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders annualized
$
555,709

 
$
594,045

 
$
424,515

 
$
608,480

 
$
430,349

Add: Amortization of intangibles
8,528

 
8,632

 
893

 
8,598

 
893

Adjusted net income available to common shareholders excluding amortization of intangibles annualized
$
564,237


$
602,677


$
425,408


$
617,078


$
431,242

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income available to common shareholders annualized
$
568,896

 
$
505,585

 
$
404,353

 
$
540,899

 
$
410,478

Add: Amortization of intangibles
8,528

 
8,632

 
893

 
8,598

 
893

Net income available to common shareholders excluding amortization of intangibles annualized
$
577,424

 
$
514,217

 
$
405,246

 
$
549,497


$
411,371

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total average shareholders' equity less preferred stock
$
4,348,250

 
$
4,450,301

 
$
2,837,740

 
$
4,384,458

 
$
2,821,311

Subtract: Goodwill
(488,223
)
 
(492,320
)
 
(57,315
)
 
(487,126
)
 
(57,315
)
Subtract: Other intangible assets, net
(57,149
)
 
(60,278
)
 
(9,972
)
 
(65,553
)
 
(10,424
)
Total average tangible shareholders' equity less preferred stock
$
3,802,878

 
$
3,897,703

 
$
2,770,453

 
$
3,831,779


$
2,753,572

Return on average common equity
13.08
%

11.36
%
 
14.25
%
 
12.34
%

14.55
%
Adjusted return on average common equity
12.78


13.35

 
14.96

 
13.88


15.25

Return on average tangible common equity
15.18


13.19

 
14.63

 
14.34


14.94

Adjusted return on average tangible common equity
14.84


15.46

 
15.36

 
16.10


15.66







Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures, continued
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31,
 
September 30,
 
December 31,
(dollars in thousands)
2019
 
2019
 
2018
Tangible Common Equity Ratio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets
$
48,203,282

 
$
47,661,182

 
$
32,669,192

Subtract: Goodwill
(497,267
)
 
(487,865
)
 
(57,315
)
Subtract: Other intangible assets, net
(55,671
)
 
(58,572
)
 
(9,875
)
Tangible assets
$
47,650,344

 
$
47,114,745

 
$
32,602,002

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total shareholders’ equity
$
4,941,690

 
$
4,868,838

 
$
3,133,602

Subtract: Goodwill
(497,267
)
 
(487,865
)
 
(57,315
)
Subtract: Other intangible assets, net
(55,671
)
 
(58,572
)
 
(9,875
)
Subtract: Preferred Stock, no par value
(537,145
)
 
(536,550
)
 
(195,140
)
Tangible common equity
$
3,851,607

 
$
3,785,851

 
$
2,871,272

Total shareholders’ equity to total assets ratio
10.25
%
 
10.22
%
 
9.59
%
Tangible common equity ratio
8.08

 
8.04

 
8.81

 
 
 
 
 
 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures, continued
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
 
(dollars in thousands)
2019
 
 
 
 
CET1 capital ratio (fully phased-in)
 
 
 
 
 
CET1 capital
$
3,743,448

 
 
 
 
Total risk-weighted assets
$
41,822,767

 
 
 
 
Total risk-weighted assets (fully phased-in)
$
41,891,173

 
 
 
 
CET1 capital ratio
8.95
%




CET1 capital ratio (fully phased-in)
8.94





 
 
 
 
 
 






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Section 3: EX-99.2 (EXHIBIT 99.2)

Exhibit
Synovus
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibit 99.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME STATEMENT DATA
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
 
Years Ended
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
December 31,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
% Change
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
 
$
2,050,638

 
$
1,344,305

 
52.5
 %
 
Interest expense
 
454,835

 
195,892

 
132.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
 
1,595,803

 
1,148,413

 
39.0

 
Provision for loan losses
 
87,720

 
51,697

 
69.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses
 
1,508,083

 
1,096,716

 
37.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-interest income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Service charges on deposit accounts
 
88,190

 
80,840

 
9.1

 
    Fiduciary and asset management fees
 
58,388

 
54,685

 
6.8

 
    Card fees
 
45,659

 
42,503

 
7.4

 
    Brokerage revenue
 
41,608

 
35,366

 
17.6

 
    Mortgage banking income
 
32,599

 
18,958

 
72.0

 
    Capital markets income
 
30,529

 
5,803

 
426.1

 
    Income from bank-owned life insurance
 
21,226

 
15,403

 
37.8

 
    Investment securities losses, net
 
(7,659
)
 
(1,296
)
 
 nm

 
    Gain on sale and fair value increase/(decrease) of private equity
    investments
 
11,607

 
(4,743
)
 
 nm

 
    Other non-interest income
 
33,753

 
32,574

 
3.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total non-interest income
 
355,900

 
280,093

 
27.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-interest expense:
 
 
 

 
 
 
   Salaries and other personnel expense
 
570,036

 
453,420

 
25.7

 
   Net occupancy and equipment expense
 
161,906

 
130,482

 
24.1

 
   Third-party processing and other services
 
75,696

 
58,625

 
29.1

 
   Professional fees
 
35,300

 
26,737

 
32.0

 
   FDIC insurance and other regulatory fees
 
31,696

 
24,494

 
29.4

 
   Advertising expense
 
21,371

 
20,881

 
2.3

 
   Amortization of intangibles
 
11,603

 
1,167

 
894.3

 
   Merger-related expense
 
56,580

 
10,065

 
 nm

 
   Earnout liability adjustments
 
10,457

 
11,652

 
 nm

 
   Loss on early extinguishment of debt, net
 
4,592

 

 
 nm

 
   Valuation adjustment to Visa derivative
 
3,611

 
2,328

 
 nm

 
   Litigation settlement/contingency expense
 

 
(4,026
)
 
nm

 
   Restructuring charges, net
 
1,230

 
(51
)
 
nm

 
   Other operating expenses
 
114,890

 
93,681

 
22.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total non-interest expense
 
1,098,968

 
829,455

 
32.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
 
765,015

 
547,354

 
39.8

 
Income tax expense
 
201,235

 
118,878

 
69.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
563,780

 
428,476

 
31.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Preferred stock dividends and redemption charge
 
22,881

 
17,998

 
27.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income available to common shareholders
 
$
540,899

 
$
410,478

 
31.8
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income per common share, basic
 
3.50


3.49

 
0.4
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income per common share, diluted
 
3.47


3.47

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash dividends declared per common share
 
1.20

 
1.00

 
20.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on average assets*
 
1.20
%
 
1.35
%
 
(15
)bps
 
Return on average common equity*
 
12.34

 
14.55

 
(221
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic
 
154,331

 
117,644

 
31.2
 %
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted
 
156,058

 
118,378

 
31.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 nm - not meaningful
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 bps - basis points
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* - ratios are annualized
 
 
 
 
 
 





Synovus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME STATEMENT DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
2019
 
2018
 
Fourth Quarter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fourth Quarter
 
Third Quarter
 
Second Quarter
 
First Quarter
 
Fourth Quarter
 
'19 vs '18
 
 
 
 
% Change
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
$
506,253

 
523,415

 
516,131

 
504,839

 
357,394

 
41.7
 %
 
Interest expense
106,985

 
121,318

 
118,869

 
107,664

 
59,461

 
79.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
399,268

 
402,097

 
397,262

 
397,175

 
297,933

 
34.0

 
Provision for loan losses
24,470

 
27,562

 
12,119

 
23,569

 
12,148

 
101.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses
374,798

 
374,535

 
385,143

 
373,606

 
285,785

 
31.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-interest income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service charges on deposit accounts
22,385

 
22,952

 
21,994

 
20,859

 
20,320

 
10.2

 
Fiduciary and asset management fees
15,645

 
14,686

 
14,478

 
13,578

 
13,805

 
13.3

 
Card fees
11,325

 
12,297

 
11,161

 
10,877

 
10,862

 
4.3

 
Brokerage revenue
11,106

 
11,071

 
10,052

 
9,379

 
9,241

 
20.2

 
Mortgage banking income
9,287

 
10,351

 
7,907

 
5,054

 
3,781

 
145.6

 
Capital markets income
8,972

 
7,396

 
8,916

 
5,245

 
1,977

 
353.8

 
Income from bank-owned life insurance
5,620

 
5,139

 
5,176

 
5,290

 
3,682

 
52.6

 
Investment securities (losses)/gains, net
(2,157
)
 
(3,731
)
 
(1,845
)
 
75

 

 
nm

 
Gain on sale and fair value increase/(decrease) of private equity investments
8,100

 
1,194

 
1,455

 
858

 
(2,084
)
 
nm

 
Other non-interest income
7,672

 
7,405

 
10,513

 
8,163

 
6,407

 
19.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total non-interest income
97,955

 
88,760

 
89,807

 
79,378

 
67,991

 
44.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-interest expense:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salaries and other personnel expense
145,084

 
142,516

 
143,009

 
139,427

 
113,496

 
27.8

 
Net occupancy and equipment expense
42,644

 
41,017

 
39,851

 
38,394

 
34,260

 
24.5

 
Third-party processing and other services
20,293

 
18,528

 
19,118

 
17,758

 
14,803

 
37.1

 
Professional Fees
9,921

 
9,719

 
9,312

 
6,348

 
8,650

 
14.7

 
FDIC insurance and other regulatory fees
9,825

 
7,242

 
7,867

 
6,761

 
4,728

 
107.8

 
Advertising expense
4,375

 
5,950

 
5,923

 
5,123

 
6,834

 
(36.0
)
 
   Amortization of intangibles
2,901

 
2,901

 
2,410

 
3,392

 
292

 
893.5

 
Merger-related expense
(913
)
 
353

 
7,401

 
49,738

 
3,381

 
nm

 
Earnout liability adjustments

 
10,457