Zions Bancorporation, N.A. (NASDAQ: ZION) (“Zions” or “the Bank”) today reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2023 of $168 million, or $1.13 per diluted common share, compared with net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $211 million, or $1.40 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2022, and net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $166 million, or $1.11 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2023.
Harris H. Simmons, Chairman and CEO of Zions Bancorporation, commented, “Our third quarter results reflect a stabilization of the net interest margin in the wake of the industry-wide turbulence earlier in the year. While loan demand weakened in the third quarter, we were pleased with the growth in customer deposits, which increased 5% over the past three months, while higher-cost brokered deposits and short-term borrowed funds decreased 23% and 21%, respectively.”
Mr. Simmons continued, “Credit quality remains well controlled, and capital continues to strengthen, with the estimated Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio increasing to 10.2% from 9.6% a year ago.”
Mr. Simmons concluded, “This month we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Zion’s Savings Bank & Trust Company, the predecessor of Zions Bancorporation, making us one of the oldest continually operating financial institutions in the West. We’re proud of our history of responsible growth, and we look forward to helping to build strong communities throughout the western United States for many years to come.”
For the full version of the Bank's 2023 third quarter earnings release, including financial schedules, please visit www.zionsbancorporation.com.
Supplemental Presentation and Conference Call
Zions has posted a supplemental presentation to its website, which will be used to discuss the third quarter results at 5:30 p.m. ET on October 18, 2023. Media representatives, analysts, investors, and the public are invited to join this discussion by calling (877) 709-8150 (domestic and international) and entering the passcode 13741387, or via on-demand webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Zions Bancorporation website at www.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 approximately $90 billion of total assets at December 31, 2022, and annual net revenue of $3.2 billion in 2022. 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. 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 www.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, often accompanied by words such as “may,” “might,” “could,” “anticipate,” “expect,” and similar terms, are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding future events or determinations, all of which are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties.
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 material differences include the quality and composition of our loan and securities portfolios and the quality and composition of our deposits; changes and uncertainties in applicable laws, and fiscal, monetary, regulatory, trade, and tax policies, and actions taken by governments, agencies, central banks and similar organizations, including increases in bank fees, insurance assessments, capital standards, and other regulatory requirements; protracted congressional negotiations and political stalemates regarding government funding and other issues that increase the possibility of government shutdowns; changes in general industry, political and economic conditions, including continued elevated inflation, economic slowdown or recession, or other economic disruptions; changes in interest and reference rates which could adversely affect our revenue and expenses, the value of assets and obligations, and the availability and cost of capital and liquidity; deterioration in economic conditions that may result in increased loan and leases losses; securities and capital markets behavior, including volatility and changes in market liquidity and our ability to raise capital; the impact of bank failures or adverse developments at other banks on general investor sentiment regarding the stability and liquidity of banks; the possibility that our recorded goodwill could become impaired, which may have an adverse impact on our earnings and capital; 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 recruit and retain talent, and the impact of digital commerce, artificial intelligence, and other innovations affecting the banking industry; our ability to complete projects and initiatives and execute on our strategic plans, manage our risks, control compensation and other expenses, and achieve our business objectives; our ability to provide adequate oversight of our suppliers or prevent inadequate performance by third parties upon whom we rely for the delivery of various products and services; our ability to develop and maintain technology, information security systems and controls designed to guard against fraud, cybersecurity, and privacy risks; adverse media and other expressions of negative public opinion whether directed at us, other banks, the banking industry or otherwise that may adversely affect our reputation and that of the banking industry generally; the effects of pandemics and other health emergencies that may affect our business, employees, customers, and communities; the effects of wars and geopolitical conflicts, such as the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the escalating events in the Middle East, and other local, national, or international disasters, crises, or conflicts that may occur in the future; natural disasters that may impact our and our customer's operations and business; and governmental and social responses to environmental, social, and governance issues, including those with respect to climate change.
Factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements, industry trends, and results or regulatory outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are discussed in our 2022 Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and are available on our website (www.zionsbancorporation.com) and from the SEC (www.sec.gov).
We caution against the undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our views only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by law, we specifically disclaim any obligation to update any factors or to publicly announce the revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.
Shannon Drage, Tel: (801) 844-8208