MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Horizon Corporation (NYSE: FHN or the “Company”) today announced the results of its 2020 Bank Holding Company-run capital stress test results which demonstrate the ability to successfully navigate periods of economic stress and maintain capital ratios well above regulatory minimums. These internal results, which utilized the 2020 Severely Adverse Scenario published by the Federal Reserve on September 17, 2020, reflect continued strong risk discipline.
“Our stress test results demonstrate the resiliency and enhanced earnings power of our more diversified business model, benefit of our countercyclical businesses and our expanded geographic presence,” said William C. Losch, Chief Financial Officer. ”Our minimum common equity tier one capital ratio of 8.2% remains well above regulatory requirements, and our stressed loss rates and pre-provision net revenue significantly outperformed the CCAR bank medians.”
The following table reflects the Company’s ending and minimum capital ratios under stress compared to the required regulatory minimums.
% Regulatory Ratio
|Actual (%)||Projected Stressed Capital Ratios (%)||Minimum|
|Common equity tier 1 capital ratio||9.3||8.4||8.2||4.5|
|Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio||10.7||9.5||9.2||6.0|
|Total risk-based capital ratio||12.5||11.7||11.4||8.0|
|Tier 1 leverage ratio||8.6||7.7||7.3||4.0|
The Company’s minimum common equity tier 1 ratio under stress of 8.2% reflects an additional $3.1 billion in pre-tax loss absorption capacity above the 4.5% required regulatory minimum. These results include a $0.15 quarterly common stock dividend throughout the nine quarter forecast horizon.
Additionally First Horizon’s commercially-oriented portfolio stressed loss rate of 2.8% outperformed the median CCAR bank result of 6.9%. The Company’s stress test utilized Current Expected Credit Loss-based models for allowance and credit losses and reflected total cumulative losses of $1.5 billion, excluding Paycheck Protection Program loans. The Company’s pre-provision net revenue as a percentage of total assets of 3.5% exceeded the peer median by 150 basis points and reflects the benefit of First Horizon’s countercyclical businesses.
For more information, please see First Horizon’s 2020 stress test disclosure at https://ir.fhnc.com/investor-relations/news-and-events/stress-testing-results/default.aspx.
About First Horizon
First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), with $83 billion in assets, is a leading regional financial services company, dedicated to strengthening the lives of our associates, clients, shareholders, and communities. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, the banking subsidiary First Horizon Bank operates nearly 500 bank locations in 12 states across the Southeast. With more than 288 years of combined First Horizon Bank and IBERIABANK financial experience, the Company and its subsidiaries offer commercial, private banking, consumer, small business, wealth and trust management, retail brokerage, capital markets, fixed income, mortgage, and title insurance services. First Horizon is recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by Fortune and Forbes magazines and a Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. bank. More information is available at www.FirstHorizon.com.
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