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|Synovus Reports Results for Second Quarter of 2010
|Stronger Capital Position and Positive Credit Trends Highlight Company’s Performance|
§ Inflows of non-performing assets reduced significantly to $340 million, down 36 percent from $530 million in the first quarter.
§ Total non-performing assets were down $270 million, or 15 percent, from the first quarter, impacted by lower inflows, asset
dispositions and charge-offs.
§ Total loans past due and still accruing were 1.06 percent of total loans, down 15 basis points from the first quarter of 2010.
§ Total credit costs declined 11 percent during the second quarter to $353 million, from $395 million in the first quarter of 2010.
issues and future growth opportunities.
§ As of
o Tier 1 Capital Ratio increased to 13.33 percent from 9.68 percent in the first quarter of 2010
o Tier 1 Common Equity Ratio increased to 9.51 percent from 6.03 percent in the first quarter of 2010
o Tangible Common Equity/Tangible Assets Ratio increased to 7.58 percent from 5.08 percent in the first quarter of 2010
Improved Operational Efficiencies
§ In June 2010, Synovus consolidated 30 separate bank charters into a single charter, allowing for improved capital management and cash flow, simplifying regulatory oversight, and positioning Synovus to leverage efficiencies company-wide.
“We are certainly encouraged by these positive trends,” said Kessel D. Stelling, President, COO and Acting CEO of Synovus. “Five consecutive quarterly declines of non-performing asset inflows, moderating past-due levels, and an overall 15 percent reduction in total non-performing assets are all strong predictors of future credit costs. However, we will not be satisfied until we return to profitability. Our team remains focused and committed to taking the necessary steps to reduce and reverse our balance sheet shrinkage; to growing and expanding our customer relationships; and to operating more efficiently under our new, streamlined model,” added Stelling.
Stelling also noted the importance of the successful completion of a $1.1 billion capital raise and the consolidation of the company’s 30 separate charters during the quarter without any disruption in service to customers. “This was truly a transformational quarter for our company,” continued Stelling. “We are confident that our relationship-centered model, with local branding and local decision-making, positions us well for the future.”
Synovus will host an earnings highlights conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT on
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