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  • United Bankshares, Inc. Announces Increased Earnings
    Company Release - 04/29/2014 07:50

    WASHINGTON & CHARLESTON, W. Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), today announced earnings for the first quarter of 2014. Earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $30.1 million or $0.48 per diluted share, an increase from earnings for the first quarter of 2013 of $21.6 million or $0.43 per diluted share.

    United’s first quarter of 2014 results produced an annualized return on average assets of 1.14% and an annualized return on average equity of 8.57%. These returns compare favorably to the most recently reported average return on assets of 0.94% and average return on equity of 8.31% for the year of 2013 reported by United’s Federal Reserve peer group (bank holding companies with total assets over $10 billion). United’s annualized returns on average assets and average equity were 1.05% and 8.72%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2013.

    On January 31, 2014, United completed its acquisition of Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (Virginia Commerce) of Arlington, Virginia. The results of operations of Virginia Commerce are included in the consolidated results of operations from the date of acquisition. As a result, comparisons for the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter and fourth quarter of 2013 are impacted by increased levels of average balances, income, and expense due to the acquisition. At consummation, Virginia Commerce had assets of approximately $2.8 billion, loans of $2.1 billion, and deposits of $2.0 billion. In addition, as previously reported, United sold a former branch building during the first quarter of 2014 which resulted in a before-tax gain of $9.0 million.

    Tax-equivalent net interest income for the first quarter of 2014 was $86.9 million, an increase of $18.6 million or 27% from the first quarter of 2013. This increase in tax-equivalent net interest income was primarily attributable to an increase in average earning assets from the Virginia Commerce acquisition. Average earning assets increased $2.1 billion or 29% from the first quarter of 2013. Average net loans increased $1.6 billion or 25% for the first quarter of 2014 while average investment securities increased $473.8 million or 64%. In addition, the average cost of funds declined 14 basis points from the first quarter of 2013. Partially offsetting the increases to tax-equivalent net interest income for the first quarter of 2014 was a decline of 15 basis points in the average yield on earning assets as compared to the first quarter of 2013. The net interest margin for the first quarter of 2014 was 3.70%, which was a decrease of 5 basis points from a net interest margin of 3.75% for the first quarter of 2013.

    On a linked-quarter basis, United’s tax-equivalent net interest income for the first quarter of 2014 increased $16.3 million or 23% from the fourth quarter of 2013 due mainly to an increase in average earning assets as a result of the Virginia Commerce merger. Average earning assets increased $1.8 billion or 24% from the fourth quarter of 2013 as average investment securities and average net loans increased $365.4 million or 43% and $1.4 billion or 21%, respectively, for the quarter. In addition, the average yield on earning assets increased 3 basis points while the average cost of funds declined 3 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2013. The net interest margin of 3.70% for the first quarter of 2014 was an increase of 4 basis points from the net interest margin of 3.66% for the fourth quarter of 2013.

    For the quarters ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, the provision for loan losses was $4.7 million and $5.2 million, respectively. Net charge-offs were $4.5 million for the first quarter of 2014 as compared to $4.9 million for the first quarter of 2013. Annualized net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans were 0.23% for the first quarter of 2014 as compared to 0.45% for United’s Federal Reserve peer group for the year of 2013. On a linked-quarter basis, the provision for loans losses increased $336 thousand while net charge-offs decreased $177 thousand from the fourth quarter of 2013.

    Noninterest income for the first quarter of 2014 was $26.5 million, which was an increase of $8.2 million from the first quarter of 2013. Included in noninterest income for the first quarter of 2014 was the previously mentioned net gain of $9.0 million on the sale of bank premises as well as noncash, before-tax, other-than-temporary impairment charges of $639 thousand on certain investment securities as compared to noncash, before-tax other-than-temporary impairment charges of $834 thousand on certain investment securities for the first quarter of 2013. In addition, net gains on sales and calls of investment securities were $824 thousand and $140 thousand for the first quarters of 2014 and 2013, respectively. Excluding the net gain on the sale of bank premises, the noncash, other-than-temporary impairment charges as well as net gains and losses from sales and calls of investment securities, noninterest income for the first quarter of 2014 decreased $1.7 million or 9% from the first quarter of 2013. This decrease for the first quarter of 2014 was due primarily to decreases of $1.1 million in income from bank-owned insurance policies due to a death benefit in 2013 and $706 thousand in mortgage banking income due to decreased production and sales of mortgage loans in the secondary market.

    On a linked-quarter basis, noninterest income for the first quarter of 2014 increased $14.5 million from the fourth quarter of 2013. Included in the results for the first quarter of 2014 was the net gain of $9.0 million on the sale of bank premises and noncash, before-tax, other-than-temporary impairment charges of $639 thousand. Included in the results for the fourth quarter of 2013 were noncash, before-tax, other-than-temporary impairment charges of $6.4 million. Excluding the results of the net gain on the sale of bank premises, the noncash, other-than-temporary impairment charges as well as net gains and losses from sales and calls of investment securities, noninterest income was flat from the fourth quarter of 2013, decreasing $114 thousand or less than 1% due primarily to a decrease of $513 thousand in fees from deposit services which was virtually offset by an increase of $352 thousand in income from trust and brokerage services due to increases in volume and the value of trust assets under management.

    Noninterest expense for the first quarter of 2014 was $61.2 million, an increase of $12.9 million or 27% from the first quarter of 2013 due mainly to the Virginia Commerce merger. Accordingly, most major categories of noninterest expense showed increases. In particular, employee compensation increased $8.4 million including $3.6 million of merger severance charges, net occupancy expenses increased $1.2 million, data processing fees increased $506 thousand and merger expenses increased $687 thousand. These increases were due mainly to the additional employees, offices, equipment, data processing and other merger-related expenses as a result of the Virginia Commerce acquisition. In addition, other real estate owned (OREO) expense increased $843 thousand due to a decline in the fair values of OREO properties.

    On a linked-quarter basis, noninterest expense for the first quarter of 2014 increased $13.2 million or 27% from the fourth quarter of 2013 generally due to additional operating and merger-related expenses from the Virginia Commerce acquisition. In particular, employee compensation expense increased $7.8 million which includes the merger severance charges, net occupancy expense increased $1.6 million, merger expenses increased $1.1 million and data processing fees increased $267 thousand mainly the result of the Virginia Commerce acquisition. In addition, OREO expense increased $807 thousand due to a decline in the fair values of OREO properties.

    For the first quarter of 2014, income tax expense was $15.9 million as compared to $10.2 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of $5.7 million or 56% primarily due to higher earnings. In addition, United increased its current tax expense during the first quarter of 2014 by $685 thousand due to an adjustment in the deferred tax rate. On a linked-quarter basis, income tax expense was $9.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. United’s effective tax rate was approximately 34.5% for the first quarter of 2014 and 32.0% for the first and fourth quarters of 2013. Going forward, United expects its effective tax rate to be 33% on future earnings in 2014.

    United’s asset quality continues to outperform its peers. United’s percentage of nonperforming loans to loans, net of unearned income of 1.10% at March 31, 2014 compares favorably to the most recently reported percentage of 1.64% at December 31, 2013 for United’s Federal Reserve peer group. At March 31, 2014, nonperforming loans were $96.1 million, up from nonperforming loans of $81.1 million or 1.21% of loans, net of unearned income, at December 31, 2013. The increase was due mainly to four loans to one commercial customer totaling $10.1 million being 90-plus days delinquent at March 31, 2014. The loss potential on these loans has been properly evaluated and allocated within the company’s allowance for loan losses. As of March 31, 2014, the allowance for loan losses was $74.3 million or 0.85% of loans, net of unearned income, as compared to $74.2 million or 1.11% of loans, net of unearned income, at December 31, 2013. The decline in the ratio at March 31, 2014 of the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans, net of unearned income was because United was unable to carry-over Virginia Commerce’s previously established allowance for loan losses because acquired loans are recorded at fair value in accordance with accounting rules. Therefore, United recorded a downward fair value adjustment of approximately $90.4 million on the loans acquired from Virginia Commerce. Total nonperforming assets of $139.9 million, including OREO of $43.8 million at March 31, 2014, represented 1.18% of total assets.

    United continues to be well-capitalized based upon regulatory guidelines. United’s estimated risk-based capital ratio is 13.3% at March 31, 2014 while its estimated Tier I capital and leverage ratios are 12.4% and 11.6%, respectively. The regulatory requirements for a well-capitalized financial institution are a risk-based capital ratio of 10%, a Tier I capital ratio of 6% and a leverage ratio of 5%.

    During the first quarter of 2014, United’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.32 per share. The year of 2013 represented the 40th consecutive year of dividend increases for United shareholders. United is one of only two major banking companies in the USA to have achieved such a record.

    United has consolidated assets of approximately $11.9 billion with 133 full service offices in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.United Bankshares stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the quotation symbol "UBSI".

    Cautionary Statements

    The Company is required under generally accepted accounting principles to evaluate subsequent events through the filing of its March 31, 2014 consolidated financial statements on Form 10-Q. As a result, the Company will continue to evaluate the impact of any subsequent events on critical accounting assumptions and estimates made as of March 31, 2014 and will adjust amounts preliminarily reported, if necessary.

    Use of non-GAAP Financial Measures

    This press release contains certain financial measures that are not recognized under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Generally, United has presented these “non-GAAP” financial measures because it believes that these measures provide meaningful additional information to assist in the evaluation of United’s results of operations or financial position. Presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is consistent with how United’s management evaluates its performance internally and these non-GAAP financial measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in the banking industry.

    Specifically, this press release contains certain references to financial measures identified as tax-equivalent (FTE) net interest income, noninterest income excluding the results of the noncash, other-than-temporary impairment charges as well as net gains and losses from sales and calls of investment securities, tangible equity and tangible book value per share. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures to be helpful in understanding United’s results of operations or financial position.

    Net interest income is presented in this press release on a tax-equivalent basis. The tax-equivalent basis adjusts for the tax-favored status of income from certain loans and investments. Although this is a non-GAAP measure, United’s management believes this measure is more widely used within the financial services industry and provides better comparability of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources. United uses this measure to monitor net interest income performance and to manage its balance sheet composition. The tax-equivalent adjustment combines amounts of interest income on federally nontaxable loans and investment securities using the statutory federal income tax rate of 35%.

    GAAP total non-interest income results are adjusted for other-than-temporary impairment charges (OTTI) on certain investment securities, net gains or losses on the sale of securities and any infrequent noninterest income items. Management believes noninterest income without OTTI charges, net securities gains or losses and infrequent noninterest income items is more indicative of United’s performance because it isolates income that is primarily customer relationship driven and is more indicative of normalized operations. In addition, these items can fluctuate greatly from quarter to quarter and are difficult to predict.

    The efficiency ratio used by United focuses on the performance of its core business operations. It is used by management as a measure of operating expense control. In general, the GAAP efficiency ratio is total noninterest expenses as a percentage of net interest income plus total noninterest income as shown on the face of the Consolidated Statements of Income. In United’s calculation of its efficiency ratio, amortization of intangibles, OREO expense and any infrequent noninterest expenses are excluded from total noninterest expenses. Net interest income is increased for the favorable treatment of tax-exempt income and excludes securities gains and losses as well as any infrequent noninterest income items from total noninterest income. Management believes that excluding these items is more indicative of United’s normalized operations and is highly useful in comparing period-to-period core operating performance.

    Tangible common equity is calculated as GAAP total shareholders’ equity minus total intangible assets. Tangible common equity can thus be considered the most conservative valuation of the company. Tangible common equity is also presented on a per common share basis. Management provides these amounts to facilitate the understanding of as well as to assess the quality and composition of United’s capital structure. By removing the effect of intangible assets that result from merger and acquisition activity, the “permanent” items of common equity are presented.These two measures, along with others, are used by management to analyze capital adequacy.

    Where non-GAAP financial measures are used, the comparable GAAP financial measure, as well as reconciliation to that comparable GAAP financial measure can be found in the attached financial information tables to this press release. Investors should recognize that United’s presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures might not be comparable to similarly titled measures at other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP basis measures and United strongly encourages a review of its condensed consolidated financial statements in their entirety.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including certain plans, expectations, goals and projections, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties.Actual results could differ materially from those contained in or implied by such statements for a variety of factors including: changes in economic conditions; movements in interest rates; competitive pressures on product pricing and services; success and timing of business strategies; the nature and extent of governmental actions and reforms; and rapidly changing technology and evolving banking industry standards.

    UNITED BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

    FINANCIAL SUMMARY

    (In Thousands Except for Per Share Data)

      Three Months Ended
    March 31

    2014

      March 31

    2013

      December 31

    2013

    EARNINGS SUMMARY:
    Interest income, taxable equivalent (non-GAAP) $ 96,772$ 77,849$ 79,111
    Interest expense 9,862 9,503 8,453
    Net interest income, taxable equivalent (non-GAAP) 86,910 68,346 70,658
    Taxable equivalent adjustment 1,608 1,524 1,472
    Net interest income (GAAP) 85,302 66,822 69,186
    Provision for loan losses 4,679 5,187 4,343
    Noninterest income 26,520 18,348 12,046
    Noninterest expenses 61,159 48,249 47,977
    Income taxes 15,860 10,155 9,252
    Net income $ 30,124$ 21,579$ 19,660
     
    PER COMMON SHARE:
    Net income:

    Basic

    $ 0.48$ 0.43$ 0.39
    Diluted 0.48 0.43 0.39
    Cash dividends 0.32 0.31 $ 0.32
    Book value 23.40 19.87 20.66
    Closing market price $ 30.62$ 26.61$ 31.45
    Common shares outstanding:
    Actual at period end, net of treasury shares 69,055,157 50,337,922 50,430,267
    Weighted average- basic 62,434,749 50,301,875 50,417,452
    Weighted average- diluted 62,707,328 50,331,503 50,564,497
     
    FINANCIAL RATIOS:
    Return on average assets 1.14% 1.05% 0.91%
    Return on average shareholders’ equity 8.57% 8.72% 7.57%
    Average equity to average assets 13.30% 12.10% 12.01%
    Net interest margin 3.70% 3.75% 3.66%
     
    March 31

    2014

    March 31

    2013

    December 31

    2013

    PERIOD END BALANCES:
    Assets $ 11,886,320$ 8,313,828$ 8,735,324
    Earning assets 10,447,141 7,373,622 7,805,772
    Loans, net of unearned income 8,768,326 6,466,762 6,704,583
    Loans held for sale 3,565 7,041 4,236
    Investment securities 1,366,581 750,215 889,342
    Total deposits 8,581,908 6,682,712 6,621,571
    Shareholders’ equity 1,616,123 1,000,249 1,041,732
    UNITED BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Charleston, WV

    Stock Symbol: UBSI

    (In Thousands Except for Per Share Data)

         
    Consolidated Statements of Income
    Three Months Ended
    MarchMarchDecember
    201420132013
     
    Interest & Loan Fees Income (GAAP)$ 95,164$ 76,325$ 77,639
    Tax equivalent adjustment 1,608 1,524 1,472
    Interest & Fees Income (FTE) (non-GAAP) 96,772 77,849 79,111
    Interest Expense 9,862 9,503 8,453
    Net Interest Income (FTE) (non-GAAP) 86,910 68,346 70,658
     
    Provision for Loan Losses 4,679 5,187 4,343
     
    Non-Interest Income:
    Fees from trust & brokerage services 4,593 3,830 4,241
    Fees from deposit services 9,559 9,624 10,072
    Bankcard fees and merchant discounts 746 797 892
    Other charges, commissions, and fees 427 561 461
    Income from bank owned life insurance 1,251 2,389 1,076
    Mortgage banking income 259 965 262
    Net gain on the sale of bank premises 8,976 0 0
    Other non-interest revenue 524 876 469
    Net other-than-temporary impairment losses (639) (834) (6,361)
    Net gains on sales/calls of investment securities 824 140 934
    Total Non-Interest Income 26,520 18,348 12,046
     
    Non-Interest Expense:
    Employee compensation 25,007 16,604 17,244
    Employee benefits 5,624 5,993 5,460
    Net occupancy 6,435 5,191 4,875
    Data processing 3,237 2,731 2,970
    Amortization of intangibles 809 534 450
    OREO expense 2,113 1,270 1,306
    FDIC expense 1,507 1,559 1,526
    Other expenses 16,427 14,367 14,146
    Total Non-Interest Expense 61,159 48,249 47,977
     
    Income Before Income Taxes (FTE) (non-GAAP) 47,592 33,258 30,384
     
    Tax equivalent adjustment 1,608 1,524 1,472
     
    Income Before Income Taxes (GAAP) 45,984 31,734 28,912
     
    Taxes 15,860 10,155 9,252
     
    Net Income$ 30,124$ 21,579$ 19,660
     
    MEMO: Effective Tax Rate 34.49% 32.00% 32.00%
     

    Note: Non-Interest Income excluding the results of noncash, other-than-temporary impairment charges as well as net gains and losses from sales and calls of investment securities and the net gain on the sale of bank premises (non-GAAP):

     

    Total Non-Interest Income (GAAP) $ 26,520$ 18,348$ 12,046
    Less: Net gain on the sale of bank premises (GAAP) 8,976 0 0
    Less: Net other-than-temporary impairment losses (GAAP) (639) (834) (6,361)
    Less: Net gains on sales/calls of investment

    securities (GAAP)

    824

    140

    934

    Non-Interest Income excluding the results of noncash, other-than-temporary impairment charges as well as net gains and losses from sales and calls of investment securities (non-GAAP)

     

     

     

    $ 17,359

     

     

    $ 19,042

     

     

    $ 17,473

    UNITED BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Charleston, WV

    Stock Symbol: UBSI

    (In Thousands Except for Per Share Data)

           
    Consolidated Balance Sheets
    March 31March 31
    20142013March 31December 31
    Q-T-D AverageQ-T-D Average20142013
     
    Cash & Cash Equivalents $ 441,948$ 363,161$ 579,367$ 416,617
     
    Securities Available for Sale 1,086,650 636,420 1,241,176 775,284
    Securities Held to Maturity 40,809 43,317 40,756 40,965
    Other Investment Securities 84,991 58,898 84,649 73,093
    Total Securities 1,212,450 738,635 1,366,581 889,342
    Total Cash and Securities 1,654,398 1,101,796 1,945,948 1,305,959
     
    Loans Held for Sale 2,883 10,830 3,565 4,236
     
    Commercial Loans 6,008,682 4,689,363 6,678,389 4,926,537
    Mortgage Loans 1,716,117 1,482,234 1,764,868 1,460,327
    Consumer Loans 337,165 296,939 338,090 326,735
     
    Gross Loans 8,061,964 6,468,536 8,781,347 6,713,599
     
    Unearned Income (12,189) (6,766) (13,021) (9,016)
     
    Loans, Net of Unearned Income 8,049,775 6,461,770 8,768,326 6,704,583
     
    Allowance for Loan Losses (74,068) (74,410) (74,338) (74,198)
     
    Goodwill 606,983 375,583 709,290 375,547
    Other Intangibles 23,233 9,852 24,472 8,138
    Total Intangibles 630,216 385,435 733,762 383,685
     
    Real Estate Owned 44,286 48,559 43,792 38,182
    Other Assets 413,343 361,652 465,265 372,877
    Total Assets$ 10,720,833$ 8,295,632$ 11,886,320$ 8,735,324
     
    MEMO: Earning Assets$ 9,483,433$ 7,360,062$ 10,447,141$ 7,805,772
     
    Interest-bearing Deposits $ 5,696,698$ 4,904,286$ 6,224,720$ 4,747,051
    Noninterest-bearing Deposits 2,132,041 1,731,775 2,357,188 1,874,520
    Total Deposits 7,828,739 6,636,061 8,581,908 6,621,571
     
    Short-term Borrowings 606,476 313,360 728,904 430,754
    Long-term Borrowings 809,580 284,883 884,277 575,697
    Total Borrowings 1,416,056 598,243 1,613,181 1,006,451
     
    Other Liabilities 49,717 57,475 75,108 65,570
    Total Liabilities 9,294,512 7,291,779 10,270,197 7,693,592
     
    Preferred Equity --- --- --- ---
    Common Equity 1,426,321 1,003,853 1,616,123 1,041,732
    Total Shareholders' Equity 1,426,321 1,003,853 1,616,123 1,041,732
     
    Total Liabilities & Equity$ 10,720,833$ 8,295,632$ 11,886,320$ 8,735,324
     
    MEMO: Interest-bearing Liabilities$ 7,112,754$ 5,502,529$ 7,837,901$ 5,753,502
    UNITED BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Charleston, WV

    Stock Symbol: UBSI

    (In Thousands Except for Per Share Data)

       
    Three Months Ended
    MarchMarchDecember
    Quarterly Share Data:201420132013
     
    Earnings Per Share:
    Basic $ 0.48$ 0.43$ 0.39
    Diluted $ 0.48$ 0.43$ 0.39
     
    Common Dividend Declared Per Share$ 0.32$ 0.31$ 0.32
     
    High Common Stock Price $ 32.08$ 27.24$ 32.71
    Low Common Stock Price$ 28.23$ 24.80$ 28.06
     
    Average Shares Outstanding (Net of Treasury Stock):
    Basic 62,434,749 50,301,875 50,417,452
    Diluted 62,707,328 50,331,503 50,564,497
     
    Memorandum Items:
     
    Tax Applicable to Security Sales/Calls $ 288$ 49$ 327
     
    Common Dividends $ 22,085$ 15,605$ 16,140
     
    Dividend Payout Ratio 73.31% 72.32% 82.10%
     
    MarchMarchDecember
    EOP Share Data:201420132013
     
    Book Value Per Share $ 23.40$ 19.87$ 20.66
    Tangible Book Value Per Share (1)$ 12.78$ 12.22$ 13.05
     
    52-week High Common Stock Price $ 32.71$ 29.45$ 32.71
    Date 11/29/1304/02/1211/29/13
    52-week Low Common Stock Price$ 24.46$ 22.54$ 24.46
    Date 05/01/1308/02/1205/01/13
     
    EOP Shares Outstanding (Net of Treasury Stock): 69,055,157 50,337,922 50,430,267
     
    Memorandum Items:
     
    EOP Employees (full-time equivalent) 1,790 1,527 1,528
     

    Note:

    (1) Tangible Book Value Per Share:
    Total Shareholders' Equity (GAAP) $ 1,616,123$ 1,000,249$ 1,041,732
    Less: Total Intangibles (733,762) (385,156) (383,685)
    Tangible Equity (non-GAAP) $ 882,361$ 615,093$ 658,047
    ÷ EOP Shares Outstanding (Net of Treasury Stock) 69,055,157 50,337,922 50,430,267
    Tangible Book Value Per Share (non-GAAP) $ 12.78$ 12.22$ 13.05
    UNITED BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Charleston, WV

    Stock Symbol: UBSI

    (In Thousands Except for Per Share Data)

     
    Three Months Ended
    MarchMarchDecember
    201420132013
    Selected Yields and Net Interest Margin:
    Net Loans 4.50% 4.61% 4.42%
    Investment Securities 2.59% 2.59% 2.70%
    Money Market Investments/FFS 0.23% 0.23% 0.27%
    Average Earning Assets Yield 4.13% 4.28% 4.10%
    Interest-bearing Deposits 0.46% 0.58% 0.51%
    Short-term Borrowings 0.24% 0.26% 0.27%
    Long-term Borrowings 1.56% 3.31% 1.47%
    Average Liability Costs 0.56% 0.70% 0.59%
    Net Interest Spread 3.57% 3.58% 3.51%
    Net Interest Margin 3.70% 3.75% 3.66%
     
    Selected Financial Ratios:
     
    Return on Average Common Equity 8.57% 8.72% 7.57%
    Return on Average Assets 1.14% 1.05% 0.91%
    Loan / Deposit Ratio 102.17% 96.77% 101.25%
    Allowance for Loan Losses/ Loans, net of unearned income 0.85% 1.15% 1.11%
    Allowance for Credit Losses (1)/ Loans, net of unearned income 0.87% 1.18% 1.14%
    Nonaccrual Loans / Loans, net of unearned income 0.69% 1.14% 0.92%
    90-Day Past Due Loans/ Loans, net of unearned income 0.32% 0.13% 0.16%
    Non-performing Loans/ Loans, net of unearned income 1.10% 1.35% 1.21%
    Non-performing Assets/ Total Assets 1.18% 1.64% 1.37%
    Primary Capital Ratio 14.15% 12.83% 12.69%
    Shareholders' Equity Ratio 13.60% 12.03% 11.93%
    Price / Book Ratio 1.31 x 1.34 x 1.52 x
    Price / Earnings Ratio 15.93 x 15.52 x 18.52 x
    Efficiency Ratio (non-GAAP)(2) 50.92% 52.21% 51.93%
     

    Notes:

    (1) Includes allowances for loan losses and lending-related commitments.
    (2) The efficiency ratio used by United reflects certain adjustments from the GAAP based calculation as reconciled below:
     
    Total Non-Interest Expense (GAAP) 61,159 48,249 47,977
    Net Interest Income plus Total Non-Interest income (GAAP) 111,822 85,170 81,232
    Efficiency Ratio (GAAP) 54.69% 56.65% 59.06%
     
    Total Non-Interest Expense (GAAP) 61,159 48,249 47,977
    Less: Amortization of intangibles (GAAP) 809 534 450
    Less: OREO expense (GAAP) 2,113 1,270 1,306
    Less: Merger related expenses and charges (non-GAAP) 5,148 824 455
    Total Non-Interest Expense (non-GAAP) 53,089 45,621 45,766
     
    Net Interest Income plus Total Non-Interest income (GAAP) 111,822 85,170 81,232
    Plus: Tax equivalent adjustment (non-GAAP) 1,608 1,524 1,472
    Less: Net gain on the sale of bank premises (GAAP) 8,976 0 0
    Less: Net other-than-temporary impairment losses (GAAP) (639) (834) (6,361)
    Less: Net gains on sales/calls of investment securities (GAAP) 824 140 934
    Net Interest Income plus Total Non-Interest income (non-GAAP) 104,269 87,388 88,131
    Efficiency Ratio (non-GAAP) 50.92% 52.21% 51.93%
    UNITED BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Charleston, WV

    Stock Symbol: UBSI

    (In Thousands Except for Per Share Data)

       
    MarchMarchDecember
    Asset Quality Data:201420132013
     
    EOP Non-Accrual Loans $ 60,207$ 73,811$ 61,928
    EOP 90-Day Past Due Loans 27,812 8,301 11,044
    EOP Restructured Loans (2) 8,106 5,309 8,157
    Total EOP Non-performing Loans $ 96,125$ 87,421$ 81,129
     
    EOP Other Real Estate & Assets Owned 43,792 48,850 38,182
    Total EOP Non-performing Assets $ 139,917$ 136,271$ 119,311
     
    Three Months Ended
    MarchMarchDecember
    Allowance for Credit Losses:(1)201420132013
    Beginning Balance $ 76,341$ 75,557$ 76,767
    Provision for Credit Losses (3) 4,662 5,416 4,290
    81,003 80,973 81,057
    Gross Charge-offs (5,348) (5,184) (5,362)
    Recoveries 809 254 646
    Net Charge-offs (4,539) (4,930) (4,716)
    Ending Balance $ 76,464$ 76,043$ 76,341
     

    Notes: (1) Includes allowances for loan losses and lending-related commitments.

    (2) Restructured loans with an aggregate balance of $844, $375 and $861 at March 31, 2014, March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2013,

    respectively, were on nonaccrual status, but are not included in the “EOP Non-Accrual Loans.”

    (3) Includes the Provision for Loan Losses and a provision for lending-related commitments included in Other Expenses.

    United Bankshares, Inc.
    Steven E. Wilson, Chief Financial Officer
    800-445-1347 ext. 8704

    Source: United Bankshares, Inc.