City National Corporation Grows Third-Quarter 2012 Net Income To $59.8 Million, Or $1.10 Per Share, Up 44 Percent From Third-Quarter 2011

Revenue, loans and deposits grow to record levels

Period-end assets surpass $26 billion for the first time

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN), the parent company of wholly owned City National Bank, today reported third-quarter 2012 net income of $59.8 million, or $1.10 per share, up 44 percent from $41.4 million, or $0.77 per share, in the third quarter of 2011.

Year to date, City National's net income totaled $160.8 million, up 25 percent from $128.6 million in the first nine months of 2011. Earnings per share were $2.97, up 24 percent from $2.39 in the first nine months of last year.

City National also announced today that its Board of Directors has maintained and approved a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.25 per share. The company's dividend is payable on November 21, 2012 to stockholders of record on November 7, 2012.

  • Average third-quarter loan and lease balances, excluding loans covered by City National's acquisition-related loss-sharing agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), were $13.6 billion, up 15 percent from the third quarter of last year and 4 percent higher than the second quarter of 2012.
  • Fully taxable-equivalent net interest income amounted to $214.8 million, up 6 percent from the year-earlier period and down 3 percent from the second quarter of 2012.
  • Third-quarter deposit balances averaged $21.9 billion, up 11 percent from the third quarter of 2011 and up 5 percent from the second quarter of 2012. Average core deposits, which equal 97 percent of total balances, were up 12 percent from the third quarter of 2011 and up 5 percent from the second quarter of 2012. Period-end deposits reached a record of $22.5 billion.
  • Excluding FDIC-covered loans, third-quarter 2012 results included a $2.0 million provision for loan and lease losses. The company recorded a $1 million provision, excluding FDIC-covered loans, in the second quarter of 2012.
  • Third-quarter 2012 earnings included pretax gains of $4.8 million related to investments. Income, net of expense, from FDIC-covered assets, excluding the base yield, totaled $1.8 million in the third quarter. The aggregate impact of these items was after-tax income of $3.8 million, or $0.07 per share.
  • On July 2, 2012, City National Bank completed its acquisition of Rochdale Investment Management, a New York City-based investment firm that manages $5.1 billion of assets for affluent and high-net-worth clients and their financial advisors across the nation.

"City National delivered another solid performance in the third quarter, and the company is well on the way to achieving its 20 th consecutive year of profitability," said President and CEO Russell Goldsmith.  "Net income, earnings per share, revenue, loans and deposits all continued to grow at double-digit rates, and for the first time assets exceeded $26 billion. New loan production reached a record level for the third quarter in a row.  Credit quality was sound, and expenses remained in check. At the same time, we continued to selectively invest in new people, products and technologies, new companies and capabilities.

"During the third quarter, strong organic growth, especially from new clients, drove income growth, along with the acquisitions of Rochdale Investment Management and First American Equipment Finance. City National also successfully launched its personal mobile banking in the quarter, and it will be followed by business mobile banking in the fourth quarter."
    For the three months ended   For the three  
Dollars in millions, September 30, % months ended %
except per share data 2012 2011 Change June 30, 2012 Change
Earnings Per Share  $ 1.10  $ 0.77 43  $ 1.01 9
Net Income Attributable to CNC  59.8  41.4 44  54.8 9
Average Assets  $ 25,654.6  $ 22,998.6 12  $ 24,362.5 5
Return on Average Assets  0.93 %   0.71 % 31  0.90 %  3
Return on Average Equity  10.35 %   7.85 %  32  9.86 %  5


Total assets at September 30, 2012 grew to a record $26.3 billion, up 14 percent from the third quarter of 2011 and 6 percent from the second quarter of this year. The year-over-year increase largely reflects strong loan growth and an increase in the securities portfolio due to strong deposit growth.

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