SALT LAKE CITY, October 18, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zions Bancorporation, N.A. (NASDAQ: ZION) ("Zions" or "the Bank") today reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2021 of $234 million, or $1.45 per diluted common share, compared with net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $167 million, or $1.01 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2020, and net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $345 million, or $2.08 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2021.
Harris H. Simmons, Chairman and CEO of Zions Bancorporation, commented, "We are pleased with the quarter’s financial results. Following several quarters of weak loan demand, we’re particularly encouraged by the loan growth we reported during the quarter, which, excluding PPP loans, was 5.6% on an annualized basis. We also reported continued strong deposit growth at an annualized pace of 9.3%. Credit outcomes remained strong, with net recoveries at an annualized 0.01% of total loans, and one of the lowest gross charge-off rates in a number of years. These positive outcomes, together with an improving economic outlook, produced a $46 million reversal of loss reserves into income."
Mr. Simmons continued, "We’re optimistic that, despite lingering supply chain issues and a tight labor market, the economy seems poised for continued growth over the next several quarters as, thanks to a great deal of government stimulus, consumers and most businesses are emerging from the pandemic in relatively strong condition."
For the full version of the Bank's 2021 third 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 third quarter results at 5:30 p.m. ET this afternoon (October 18, 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 7682874, 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, industry trends, and results or regulatory outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Forward-looking statements include, among others:
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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees, 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. Although this list is not comprehensive, important factors that may cause such material differences include changes in general economic and industry conditions; changes and uncertainties in legislation and fiscal, monetary, regulatory, trade and tax policies; changes in interest rates and uncertainty regarding the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") toward other 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 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, risks, and uncertainties, among others, are discussed in our 2020 Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and are 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, 16th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84133, (801) 844-7637.
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