DALLAS, TEXAS — Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) (“Hilltop”) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2020. Hilltop produced income from continuing operations to common stockholders of $97.7 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $60.1 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019. Including income from discontinued operations related to the insurance segment, income applicable to common stockholders was $128.5 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $57.8 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019. Hilltop’s financial results from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2020 reflect both a significant increase in mortgage origination segment net gains from sales of loans and other mortgage production income and a significant build in the allowance for credit losses associated with the deterioration of the economic outlook from the first quarter of 2020 attributable to the market disruption and economic uncertainties caused by COVID-19.
Hilltop also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per common share, payable on August 31, 2020, to all common stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 14, 2020.
As previously announced on April 30, 2020, in light of the uncertain outlook for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Hilltop’s commitment to maintain strong capital and liquidity to meet the needs of its customers and communities during this exceptional period of economic uncertainty, Hilltop’s Board of Directors suspended its stock repurchase program. Hilltop’s Board of Directors has the ability to reinstate the share repurchase program at its discretion as circumstances warrant.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted financial markets and overall economic conditions, and is expected to continue to have implications on our business and operations. The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on our operational and financial performance for the remainder of 2020 is dependent on certain developments, including, among others, the broader adverse implications of COVID-19 on our customers and clients, potential further disruption and deterioration in the financial services industry, including the mortgage servicing and commercial paper markets, and additional, or extended, federal, state and local government orders and regulations that might be imposed in response to the pandemic, all of which are uncertain.
Jeremy Ford, President and CEO of Hilltop, said, “While these remain very challenging times and there is significant uncertainty about the future impacts from the pandemic, I am very proud of our teammates across Hilltop as they continue to execute and display compassion for our clients and each other. Our results from the second quarter demonstrate the strength and durability of our operating model as the mortgage franchise delivered record pre-tax income of $138 million on $6 billion of mortgage originations, while the securities business grew pre-tax income by 26% to $28 million from strength in the fixed income capital markets and structured finance business lines. While the Bank incurred a pre-tax loss of $17 million, it generated pre-provision net revenue, or PPNR, of $48 million during the quarter driven by solid net interest income and lower operating expenses. The Bank also recognized approximately $66 million of provision expense related to significant deterioration in the economic outlook from the end of the first quarter through June. In addition to exceptional PPNR performance, we were also able to fortify our strong excess capital and liquidity positions during the quarter by executing a subordinated debt offering and closing the sale of National Lloyds.”
Conference Call Information
Hilltop will host a live webcast and conference call at 8:00 AM Central (9:00 AM Eastern) on Friday, July 31, 2020. Hilltop President and CEO Jeremy B. Ford and Hilltop CFO William B. Furr will review second quarter 2020 financial results. Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing 1-877-508-9457 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0789 (international). The conference call also will be webcast simultaneously on Hilltop’s Investor Relations website (http://ir.hilltop-holdings.com).
Hilltop Holdings is a Dallas-based financial holding company. Its primary line of business is to provide business and consumer banking services from offices located throughout Texas through PlainsCapital Bank. PlainsCapital Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, PrimeLending, provides residential mortgage lending throughout the United States. Hilltop Holdings’ broker-dealer subsidiaries, Hilltop Securities Inc. and Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., provide a full complement of securities brokerage, institutional and investment banking services in addition to clearing services and retail financial advisory. At June 30, 2020, Hilltop employed approximately 4,800 people and operated approximately 420 locations in 48 states. Hilltop Holdings’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HTH.” Find more information at Hilltop-Holdings.com, PlainsCapital.com, PrimeLending.com and Hilltopsecurities.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except as required by law, we do not assume any duty to update forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning such things as our plans, objectives, strategies, expectations, intentions and other statements that are not statements of historical fact, and may be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “building,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “goal,” “guidance,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “outlook,” “plan,” “probable,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “target,” “view,” “will” or “would” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: (i) changes in general economic, market and business conditions in areas or markets where we compete, including changes in the price of crude oil; (ii) the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governmental authorities to the pandemic, which have caused and are causing significant harm to the global economy and our business; (iii) the credit risks of lending activities, including our ability to estimate credit losses, as well as the effects of, and trends in, loan delinquencies and write-offs; (iv) changes in the interest rate environment; and (v) risks associated with concentration in real estate related loans. For further discussion of such factors, see the risk factors described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
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