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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)


Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report: April 30, 2020

Exact Name of RegistrantCommissionI.R.S. Employer
as Specified in Its CharterFile NumberIdentification No.
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.1-850399-0208097

State of Hawaii
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
 (808) 543-5662
Not applicable
(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)
 Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to 12(b) of the Act:
RegistrantTitle of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.Common Stock, Without Par ValueHENew 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 Rule12b-2 of the Securities 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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
        On April 30, 2020, HEI issued a news release, “American Savings Bank Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results.” This news release is furnished as Exhibit 99.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
News release, dated April 30, 2020, “American Savings Bank Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results"
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

The information furnished in connection with this current report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

/s/ Gregory C. Hazelton
Gregory C. Hazelton
Executive Vice President and
   Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
Date: April 30, 2020

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Section 2: EX-99 (EX-99)


Exhibit 99
403828471_heicatalyst2a381.jpg NEWS RELEASE
April 30, 2020
Contact:Julie R. SmolinskiTelephone: (808) 543-7300
Director, Investor Relations & Strategic PlanningE-mail:

1Q 2020 Net Income of $15.8 Million
Solid Capital and Liquidity Position
Strong Deposit Growth

HONOLULU - American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (American), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE - HE), today reported net income for the first quarter of 2020 of $15.8 million. This compares to $28.2 million in the fourth, or linked, quarter of 2019, which included an after-tax gain of $7.7 million1 related to the sales of former properties, net of exit costs to transition to American’s new campus, and $20.8 million in the first quarter of 2019.
“Our results reflect a lot of the good work our team delivered as we kicked off 2020, but we also increased our allowance for credit losses to reflect the challenges our customers face in the economic crisis unfolding at the end of the quarter,” said Rich Wacker, president and chief executive officer of American. “With healthy capital and liquidity positions, we are devoting our efforts to help customers and the community fight through this storm. Our work on the Paycheck Protection Program is helping more than 2,500 companies preserve nearly 40,000 jobs.”
Financial Highlights
Net interest income was $61.1 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $60.9 million in the linked quarter, and $63.7 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease compared to the prior year quarter was primarily due to lower asset yields as a result of lower interest rates, partially offset by lower cost of funds on interest bearing liabilities. Net interest margin for the first quarter of 2020 was 3.72%, compared to 3.74% in the linked quarter and 3.99% in the first quarter of 2019.

1 The after-tax gain on sale of properties and the after-tax campus transition costs for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $7.9 million and $0.2 million, respectively.

The allowance for credit losses (ACL) for loans was $53.4 million at December 31, 2019. Upon adoption of the new Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) standard on January 1, 2020, American recognized an increase in ACL for loans of approximately $21 million, which includes a $2 million increase in allowance for loan commitments, as a cumulative effect adjustment from the change in accounting policy. A corresponding decrease in retained earnings was also recognized. At March 31, 2020, the ACL for loans totaled $77.1 million, up $23.7 million from December 31, 2019. The provision for credit losses was $10.4 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $5.6 million in the linked quarter and $6.9 million in the first quarter of 2019. The higher provision for the quarter was primarily due to additional credit reserves related to COVID-19.
        The net charge-off ratio for the first quarter of 2020 was 0.44%, compared to 0.41% in the linked quarter and 0.39% in the first quarter of 2019. Nonaccrual loans as a percent of total loans receivable held for investment was 0.90% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 0.58% in the linked quarter and 0.83% in the prior year quarter. The increase versus the linked and prior year quarters was primarily driven by a commercial real estate exposure that contributed to higher loss reserves in the prior year, and which was placed on nonaccrual this quarter.
        Noninterest income was $14.8 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $26.3 million in the linked quarter and $14.6 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease in noninterest income from the linked quarter was primarily due to the aforementioned gain on sales of former properties.
 Noninterest expense was $46.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $46.2 million in the linked quarter and $45.2 million in the first quarter of 2019. The increase in noninterest expense compared to the prior year quarter was primarily due to higher occupancy costs related to American’s new campus.
Total loans were $5.2 billion as of March 31, 2020, up 4.7% annualized from December 31, 2019, driven mainly by increases in the commercial and commercial real estate portfolios, offset by reductions in the retail loan portfolios.
Total deposits were $6.4 billion as of March 31, 2020, an increase of 7.1% annualized from December 31, 2019. The average cost of funds was 0.24% for the quarter, down two basis points versus the linked quarter and down seven basis points versus the prior year quarter.
Overall, American’s return on average equity for the first quarter of 2020 was 9.1%, compared to 16.5% in the linked quarter and 13.1% in the first quarter of 2019. Return on average assets was 0.87% for the first quarter of 2020, compared to 1.58% in the linked quarter and 1.18% in the same quarter last year. Fourth quarter 2019 return on average equity and return on assets were elevated due to the previously mentioned gain on sales of former properties. 

In the first quarter of 2020, American paid dividends of $28.0 million to HEI while maintaining healthy capital levels—leverage ratio of 8.8% and total capital ratio of 13.9% at March 31, 2020.

        Concurrent with American’s regulatory filing 30 days after the end of the quarter, American announced its first quarter 2020 financial results today. Please note that these reported results relate only to American and are not necessarily indicative of HEI’s consolidated financial results for first quarter 2020.
        HEI plans to announce its first quarter 2020 consolidated financial results on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and will also conduct a webcast and conference call at 7:30 a.m. Hawaii time (1:30 p.m. Eastern time) that same day to discuss its consolidated earnings, including American’s earnings, and 2020 guidance.
Interested parties within the United States may listen to the conference by calling (844) 834-0652 and international parties may listen to the conference by calling (412) 317-5198 or by accessing the webcast on HEI’s website at under the “Investor Relations” section, sub-heading “News and Events — Events and Presentations.”
HEI and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric) intend to continue to use HEI’s website,, as a means of disclosing additional information. Such disclosures will be included on HEI’s website in the Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor the Investor Relations section of HEI’s website at in addition to following HEI’s, Hawaiian Electric’s and American’s press releases, HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and HEI’s public conference calls and webcasts. The information on HEI’s website is not incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s SEC filings unless, and except to the extent, specifically incorporated by reference. Investors may also wish to refer to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (PUC) website at in order to review documents filed with and issued by the PUC. No information on the PUC website is incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s SEC filings.
        An on-line replay of the May 5, 2020 webcast will be available on HEI’s website beginning about two hours after the event. Audio replays of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the event through May 19, 2020 by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and entering passcode 10142250.

        HEI supplies power to approximately 95% of Hawaii’s population through its electric utility, Hawaiian Electric; provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through American, one of Hawaii’s largest financial institutions; and helps advance Hawaii’s clean energy and sustainability goals through investments by its non-regulated subsidiary, Pacific Current, LLC.
        This release may contain “forward-looking statements,” which include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and usually include words such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “predicts,” “estimates” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance, ongoing business strategies or prospects or possible future actions are also forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and the accuracy of assumptions concerning HEI and its subsidiaries, the performance of the industries in which they do business and economic, political and market factors, among other things. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance.
        Forward-looking statements in this release should be read in conjunction with the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” discussions (which are incorporated by reference herein) set forth in HEI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and HEI’s other periodic reports that discuss important factors that could cause HEI’s results to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the report, presentation or filing in which they are made. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, HEI, Hawaiian Electric, American and their subsidiaries undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

American Savings Bank, F.S.B.
Three months ended 
(in thousands)March 31, 2020December 31, 2019March 31, 2019
Interest and dividend income   
Interest and fees on loans$55,545  $57,892  $57,860  
Interest and dividends on investment securities9,430  7,160  10,628  
Total interest and dividend income64,975  65,052  68,488  
Interest expense  
Interest on deposit liabilities3,587  3,907  4,252  
Interest on other borrowings313  249  528  
Total interest expense3,900  4,156  4,780  
Net interest income61,075  60,896  63,708  
Provision for credit losses10,401  5,607  6,870  
Net interest income after provision for credit losses50,674  55,289  56,838  
Noninterest income 
Fees from other financial services4,571  4,830  4,562  
Fee income on deposit liabilities5,113  5,475  5,078  
Fee income on other financial products1,872  1,378  1,593  
Bank-owned life insurance794  1,378  2,259  
Mortgage banking income2,000  1,863  614  
Gain on sale of real estate—  10,762  —  
Other income, net413  654  458  
Total noninterest income14,763  26,340  14,564  
Noninterest expense  
Compensation and employee benefits25,777  26,383  25,512  
Occupancy5,267  5,429  4,670  
Data processing3,837  3,953  3,738  
Services2,809  2,378  2,426  
Equipment2,339  2,344  2,064  
Office supplies, printing and postage1,341  1,192  1,360  
Marketing802  1,035  990  
FDIC insurance102  (45) 626  
Other expense4,194  3,537  3,854  
Total noninterest expense46,468  46,206  45,240  
Income before income taxes18,969  35,423  26,162  
Income taxes3,208  7,193  5,323  
Net income$15,761  $28,230  $20,839  
Comprehensive income$35,608  $33,300  $27,091  
OTHER BANK INFORMATION (annualized %, except as of period end) 
Return on average assets  0.87  1.58  1.18  
Return on average equity  9.15  16.45  13.09  
Return on average tangible common equity  10.39  18.69  15.03  
Net interest margin  3.72  3.74  3.99  
Efficiency ratio  61.27  52.97  57.80  
Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding  0.44  0.41  0.39  
As of period end  
Nonaccrual loans to loans receivable held for investment  0.90  0.58  0.83  
Allowance for loan losses to loans outstanding  1.49  1.04  1.12  
Tangible common equity to tangible assets  8.3  8.6  8.1  
Tier-1 leverage ratio   8.8  9.1  8.7  
Total capital ratio   13.9  14.3  13.9  
Dividend paid to HEI (via ASB Hawaii, Inc.) ($ in millions)$28.0  $9.0  $18.0  

This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in HEI filings with the SEC. Results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for future interim periods or the full year.


American Savings Bank, F.S.B.
(in thousands)March 31, 2020December 31, 2019
Cash and due from banks$186,897  $129,770  
Interest-bearing deposits2,635  48,628  
Investment securities
Available-for-sale, at fair value1,340,241  1,232,826  
Held-to-maturity, at amortized cost134,656  139,451  
Stock in Federal Home Loan Bank, at cost9,760  8,434  
Loans held for investment5,180,932  5,121,176  
Allowance for credit losses(77,084) (53,355) 
Net loans5,103,848  5,067,821  
Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value18,155  12,286  
Other507,363  511,611  
Goodwill82,190  82,190  
Total assets$7,385,745  $7,233,017  
Liabilities and shareholder’s equity
Deposit liabilities–noninterest-bearing$1,969,694  $1,909,682  
Deposit liabilities–interest-bearing4,414,089  4,362,220  
Other borrowings157,605  115,110  
Other152,365  146,954  
Total liabilities6,693,753  6,533,966  
Common stock  
Additional paid-in capital350,158  349,453  
Retained earnings330,648  358,259  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax benefits      
     Net unrealized gains on securities$21,929     $2,481     
     Retirement benefit plans(10,744) 11,185  (11,143) (8,662) 
Total shareholder’s equity691,992  699,051  
Total liabilities and shareholder’s equity$7,385,745  $7,233,017  

This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in HEI filings with the SEC.

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