UBS Investment Bank today announced coupon payments for 7 ETRACS Exchange Traded Notes (the "ETNs”), all traded on the NYSE Arca.
ETN Name and Prospectus/Pricing Supplement*
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged S&P Dividend ETN
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x
Leveraged Preferred Stock ETN
ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5X Leveraged Closed-End Fund Index ETN
ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN
* The table above provides a hyperlink to the relevant prospectus and supplements thereto for each of our ETRACS ETNs, which are identified by their names. For more information on each ETRACS ETN, see "List of ETNs”.
** "Current Yield (annualized)” equals the current Coupon Amount and the two immediately preceding Coupon Amounts, multiplied by four (to annualize such coupons), divided by the closing Current Indicative Value of the ETN on its current Coupon Valuation Date rounded to two decimal places for ease of analysis. The Current Yield is not indicative of future coupon payments, if any, on the ETN. You are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETN.
Note: SDYL, LMLB, HDLB, SMHB and PFFL pay a variable monthly coupon linked to 2 times the cash distributions, if any, on the respective underlying index constituents, less withholding taxes, if any. CEFD and MVRL pay a variable monthly coupon linked to 1.5 times the cash distributions, if any, on the respective underlying index constituents, less withholding taxes, if any. Variations in the amount of monthly distributions will lead to large variations in the Current Yield as calculated above. As such, the Current Yield for each is not indicative of future coupon payments, if any, on these ETNs.
ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured notes issued by UBS AG, are traded on NYSE Arca, and can be bought and sold through a broker or financial advisor. An investment in ETRACS ETNs is subject to a number of risks, including the risk of loss of some or all of the investor’s principal, and is subject to the creditworthiness of UBS AG. Investors are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETNs. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under "Risk Factors” in the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, as applicable, for the ETRACS ETN.
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The ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN ("ETN”) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH ("Licensor”) and Licensor makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the ETN or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the ETN particularly or the ability of the Market Vectors® Global Mortgage REITs Index to track the performance of the mortgage REIT market.
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The Board of Directors of First National Bank Alaska (OTCQX:FBAK) announced the bank’s unaudited net income for second quarter 2020 was $14.6 million, or $4.60 per share. The bank’s net income for the period compares to net income of $13.1 million, or $4.12 per share, for the same period in 2019. Unaudited year-to-date net income was $28.7 million, or $9.07 per share. This compares to net income of $26.6 million, or $8.39 per share for the same period in 2019.
"Like most other banks across the nation, we are seeing rapid changes in consumer and business behaviors that will likely leave permanent marks across the financial services spectrum, such as the increasing adoption of digital services,” said Chair and CEO Betsy Lawer. "First National’s success has always reflected the success of Alaskans as they rise up to meet and adapt to quickly evolving circumstances. While it’s difficult to predict what’s yet to come, the bank’s strength lies in our experienced team’s ability not just to adapt, but also to transform our business processes and services to leverage the power of change. I think our 2020 performance to date provides the evidence to support that and I’m very proud of the hard-working team.”
Net interest and loan fee income for second quarter 2020 was $37.9 million, an increase of 13.0% from second quarter 2019. This improvement was driven by an increase in average earning assets of $223.9 million during the second quarter. Total assets increased $734.9 million year-to-date, to reach $4.59 billion at June 30, 2020. Gross loans increased $305.3 million to $2.31 billion during the quarter. The bank demonstrated its commitment to Alaskans by participating in the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (SBA PPP). The bank originated 2,156 unique SBA PPP loans totaling $329.7 million with an average weighted origination fee of 3.70%. Deposits and repurchase agreements increased $682.8 million to $3.94 billion during the quarter on unspent PPP funds and CARES Act resources to Native tribes and government entities and other deposit growth attributed to increased savings behavior.
Customers were further supported through modification of existing loan terms. Loan modifications through June 30, 2020 totaled $394.4 million, or 19.87% of total loans, excluding SBA PPP loans. Modification to interest-only payments accounted for more than 80% of the modifications, with interest-only periods ranging from three to fourteen months. Modifications were concentrated in commercial real estate loans, supporting our customers facing economic pressures in the rental and leasing sectors, and hotel and food service industries.
At June 30, 2020, delinquent loans from 30 to 89 days were $15.6 million, 0.78% of outstanding loans excluding SBA PPP loans, an increase of $9.8 million from March 31, 2020. Nonperforming loans were $13.4 million, 0.67% of outstanding loans excluding SBA PPP loans, an increase of $3.0 million from the prior quarter. In response to the economic uncertainty and elevated delinquency and loan modification activity, the allowance for loan losses was increased in second quarter by $2.0 million to $21.6 million, 0.93% of total loans (1.09% of loans excluding SBA PPP), resulting in an increased provision for loan loss expense of $1.8 million over second quarter 2019.
Noninterest income for second quarter 2020, excluding realized investment gains and losses, increased 6.1% from second quarter 2019 on elevated mortgage loan origination driven by the significant decrease in market interest rates in March. Noninterest expenses for second quarter 2020 increased 4.8% as compared to second quarter 2019 on increases in salary and benefit expenses. The efficiency ratio improved to 52.24% compared to 53.71% in 2019 on revenue growth and strong overall expense management.
The blended yield on interest-earning assets decreased to 3.87% from 4.14% for the six month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, with the addition of the PPP 1% interest loans and other repricing assets. The cost to fund earning assets for the same six-month comparative periods decreased faster to 0.15% from 0.46%. As a result, the net interest margin year to date improved to 3.72% compared to 3.69% in 2019. Return on assets through June 30, 2020 was 1.43%, comparable to prior year. Return on equity of 10.06% for the first half of 2020 decreased from 10.22% in the first half of 2019 on an increase in total shareholders’ equity of $14.2 million to $590.0 million. Book value per share as of June 30, 2020 was $186.26, compared with $168.73 and $172.91 as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2019, respectively. The bank tier 1 leverage capital ratio remains above well capitalized at 12.72% as of June 30, 2020, as compared to 13.76% as of December 31, 2019.
Lawer added, "These are unprecedented times, but our community bank entered the pandemic well-positioned to serve the banking needs of Alaskans just as we have for nearly a century. Our strong liquidity, capital position, operating metrics and heroic statewide employee team have enabled us to effectively manage the banking risks and serve our valuable customers—friends and neighbors—during these challenging times.”
First National Bank Alaska files a quarterly financial report with the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council. Our latest Consolidated Report of Condition and Income (Call Report) is filed by the 30th of the month following quarter-end and is subsequently posted at www.FNBAlaska.com > Financial Reports and at www.OTCMarkets.com.
Alaskan-owned and -operated since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and branches in 18 communities throughout the state, and by providing banking services to meet their needs across the nation and around the world. In 2020, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the "Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the fifth year in a row. In 2019, American Banker recognized First National as a "Best Bank to Work For” for the second year in a row and Anchorage Daily News readers voted the bank one of the state’s top three financial institutions in the ADN "Best of Alaska” Awards. First National was also recognized as the most admired company in the state by MSN.com and received the Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award from the Alaska Chamber.
Visit FNBAlaska.com for more information about Alaska’s largest locally owned bank and access to efficient and secure online banking services. First National Bank Alaska is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
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