CWB reports very strong financial performance for fiscal 2018 and a positive 2019 outlook

 

 

Strong execution of CWB's Balanced Growth strategy in 2018 with ongoing diversification
Fourth quarter adjusted cash earnings per common share of $0.78, up 5% from 2017
Fiscal 2018 adjusted cash earnings per common share of $3.01, up 14% from 2017

EDMONTON, Dec. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - "CWB's strategic execution and financial performance in fiscal 2018 were both very strong," said Chris Fowler, President and CEO. "Our focus is on business owners, and we delivered a return to double-digit loan growth across our broader geographic footprint with increased industry diversification. This continued the significant progress we have made over the past several years to fundamentally transform CWB's geographic reach and expand our future growth opportunities. Alongside ongoing balanced growth and diversification of loans and funding, we have materially increased our capabilities to support full-service client relationships, made significant progress toward the upcoming transformation of our capital and risk management processes, and worked to ensure our ongoing technology investments and focused business transformation position us to meet the rapid pace of change within our industry. All of this has made CWB more resilient to regional challenges, and better equipped to create long-term value for stakeholders throughout the business cycle."

Canadian Western Bank (CNW Group/Canadian Western Bank)

"Turning back to our very strong fiscal 2018 financial results, we started the year with a strategic and highly accretive acquisition of business lending assets. The acquired portfolio delivered exactly the performance we expected. Alongside accelerating market share gains within CWB's established lines of business, the acquisition contributed approximately one fifth of the 13% increase in outstanding loans. Strong growth enabled us to achieve record total revenues, record pre-tax, pre-provision income and positive operating leverage. Growth of adjusted cash earnings per common share was well ahead of our medium-term target, and we delivered a material improvement in return on common shareholders' equity. We also maintained strong credit quality, and increased our annual common share dividend for the 26th consecutive year."

"Looking ahead, CWB is well-positioned to continue to execute our Balanced Growth strategy in 2019, and I am confident in our ability to deliver strong financial performance consistent with our medium-term targets. We are carefully monitoring developments related to volatile energy commodity prices, including the potential economic impacts of very low prices for Alberta heavy oil and production curtailments. Coming out of the recent period of sustained low oil prices, CWB's total balance of non-syndicated loans to oil and gas producers is immaterial at less than 0.1% of our overall portfolio. Lending to producers exposed to Western Canadian Select comprises less than 0.05% of the total loan book. Our overall portfolio of Alberta-based loans now represents 32% of total loans, down from 41% in fiscal 2014. As always, lending exposures across our portfolio are well-secured and well-diversified, and we are confident in our conservative underwriting."

"As we close fiscal 2018, I want to thank our people for their passion and commitment to help both our clients and CWB achieve our collective strategic goals. Today, we have an incredible opportunity to create exceptional full-service client experiences for business owners across Canada. There is no doubt in my mind that CWB's future looks more exciting than ever before. Thanks to our tremendous teams, I am very confident in our ability to achieve our full potential together."  

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Highlights(1) (compared to the same period in the prior year)

  • Very strong performance, with common shareholders' net income of $65 million, up 6% and pre-tax, pre-provision income of $111 million, up 7%.
  • Diluted and adjusted cash earnings per common share of $0.72 and $0.78, up 6% and 5%, respectively.
  • Adjusted for the impact of gains on sale related to the CWT strategic transactions in both periods, growth of adjusted cash earnings per common share was approximately 15%.
  • Total revenue of $209 million, up 7%, with double-digit growth of net interest income partially offset by lower non-interest income.
  • Strong credit quality, with a provision for credit losses as a percentage of average loans of 19 basis points, down from 20 basis points last year and 21 basis points last quarter.
  • Very strong Basel III common equity Tier 1 (CET1) regulatory capital ratio of 9.2% under the Standardized approach for calculating risk-weighted assets.

Selected Financial Highlights  

Full-year Fiscal 2018 Highlights(1) (compared to fiscal 2017)

  • Very strong performance with common shareholders' net income of $249 million, up 16%, and pre-tax, pre-provision income of $436 million, up 12%.
  • Diluted and adjusted cash earnings per common share of $2.79 and $3.01, up 15% and 14%, respectively. The business lending assets acquired on January 31, 2018, contributed approximately $0.10 of adjusted cash earnings per common share.
  • Total revenue of $803 million, up 11%, with 13% growth of net interest income.
  • Positive operating leverage of 1.9%, reflecting strong business growth and efficient execution of CWB's focused business transformation initiatives.
  • Very strong loan growth of 13%, including 3% from the acquisition of business lending assets on January 31, 2018. Loan growth included expansion in every province, with the strategically targeted general commercial and equipment financing and leasing categories accounting for 68% of the increase from last year.
  • Continued execution of CWB's Balanced Growth strategy for funding diversification, including record issuance of senior deposit notes in capital markets, growth of securitization, and continued growth of branch-raised deposits.
  • Provision for credit losses as a percentage of average loans of 20 basis points, down from 23 basis points.
  • Gross impaired loans represented 0.53% of total loans, down from 0.72% last year and unchanged from last quarter.
  • Increased CWB's annual common share dividend for the 26th consecutive year.

Execution of CWB Financial Group's Balanced Growth Strategy

Balanced Growth objective

 

      Strategic execution during fiscal 2018

 

Full-service client growth with a focus on
business owners, including further
geographic and industry diversification

  • Very strong 13% annual loan growth, including 9% growth in both B.C.
    and Alberta, and 27% growth in Central and Eastern Canada
  • Increased the proportion of loan portfolio in Central and Eastern Canada
    to 26%
  • Increased business diversification with 18% overall growth of general
    commercial loans, and 23% growth of equipment loans and leases

Growth and diversification of funding sources

  • Growth in debt capital markets funding with five successful senior deposit
    note issuances or re-openings totaling $1.1 billion over the past 12 months
  • Growth in securitization funding for both equipment loans and leases and
    residential mortgages
  • Growth of branch-raised deposits
  • Decrease in broker deposits as a proportion of total funding

Optimized capital and risk management
processes through transition to the
Advanced Internal Ratings Based Approach
(AIRB)

  • On track to apply in fiscal 2019 for transition to the AIRB approach

 

Fiscal 2018 Financial Performance Compared to Medium-term (3-5 year) Target Ranges

CWB's performance target ranges for key financial metrics reflect the objectives embedded within CWB's Balanced Growth strategy and a time horizon consistent with the longer-term interests of CWB's shareholders. These targets are based on expectations for performance under the more conservative Standardized approach for risk and capital management, moderate economic growth and a relatively stable interest rate environment in Canada over the three- to five-year forecast horizon. CWB's target ranges are presented in the following table:

Key Metrics(1)

Medium-term
Performance Target
Ranges

 

Fiscal 2018 Performance

Adjusted cash earnings per common share
growth

7 - 12%

Delivered 14%

Adjusted return on common shareholders'
equity

12 - 15%

Delivered 11.9%, up 90 basis points from fiscal 2017

Operating leverage

Positive

Delivered positive 1.9%

Common equity Tier 1 capital ratio under the
Standardized approach

Strong

Maintained a very strong ratio of 9.2%

Common share dividend payout ratio(2)

~30%

Delivered 36%, with an 8% increase to the annual
common share dividend, and a higher annual
dividend for the 26th consecutive year



(1)

Refer to definitions following the table of Selected Financial Highlights on page 4.

(2)

Common share dividend payout ratio is calculated as common share dividends declared during the past twelve months divided by common
shareholders' net income earned over the same period.

 


For the three months ended

Change from


For the year ended

Change from


(unaudited)
($thousands, except per share amounts)


October 31
2018



July 31
2018



October 31 
2017


October 31

2017



October 31
2018



October 31 
2017


October 31

2017


Results from Operations




















 Net interest income

$

189,093


$

186,644


$

170,494


11

%

$

724,990


$

642,390


13

%

 Non-interest income


19,473



18,345



24,628


(21)



78,368



84,245


(7)


 Total revenue


208,566



204,989



195,122


7



803,358



726,635


11


 Pre-tax, pre-provision income(1)


111,182



110,695



103,902


7



436,188



388,729


12


 Common shareholders' net income


64,501



62,362



60,833


6



249,256



214,277


16


 Earnings per common share




















   Basic


0.73



0.70



0.69


6



2.81



2.43


16


   Diluted


0.72



0.70



0.68


6



2.79



2.42


15


   Adjusted cash(2)


0.78



0.75



0.74


5



3.01



2.63


14


 Return on common shareholders' equity(3)


11.1

%


10.8

%


11.2

%

(10)

bp(10)


11.0

%


10.1

%

90

bp(10)

 Adjusted return on common shareholders'




















   equity(4)


11.9



11.7



12.0


(10)



11.9



11.0


90


 Return on assets(5)


0.89



0.88



0.94


(5)



0.89



0.85


4


 Efficiency ratio(6)


46.7



46.0



46.8


(10)



45.7



46.5


(80)


 Net interest margin(7)


2.61



2.64



2.63


(2)



2.60



2.56


4


 Operating leverage(8)


0.1



(1.4)



1.0


(90)



1.9



0.3


160


 Provision for credit losses as a




















   percentage of average loans


0.19



0.21



0.20


(1)



0.20



0.23


(3)


 Number of full-time equivalent staff


2,178



2,173



2,058


6

%


2,178



2,058


6

%

Per Common Share




















 Cash dividends

$

0.26


$

0.25


$

0.24


8

%

$

1.00


$

0.93


8

%

 Book value


26.09



25.87



24.82


5



26.09



24.82


5


 Closing market value


30.62



36.49



36.34


(16)



30.62



36.34


(16)


 Common shares outstanding (thousands)


88,952



88,917



88,494


1



88,952



88,494


1


Balance Sheet and Off-Balance Sheet




















 Summary




















 Assets

$

29,021,463


$

28,170,077


$

26,447,453


10

%









 Loans


26,204,599



25,537,677



23,229,239


13










 Deposits


23,699,957



22,821,967



21,902,982


8










 Debt


2,007,854



2,060,974



1,476,336


36










 Shareholders' equity


2,585,752



2,565,192



2,461,045


5










 Assets under administration


8,368,716



8,315,137



10,408,012


(20)










 Assets under management


2,100,802



2,227,293



2,114,861


(1)










Capital Adequacy(9)




















 Common equity Tier 1 ratio


9.2

%


9.3

%


9.5

%

(30)

bp(10)









 Tier 1 ratio


10.3



10.5



10.8


(50)










 Total ratio


11.9



12.1



12.5


(60)












(1)

Pre-tax, pre-provision income is calculated as total revenue less non-interest expenses, excluding the pre-tax amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.

(2)

Adjusted cash earnings per common share is calculated as diluted earnings per common share excluding the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and contingent consideration fair value
changes, net of tax. Excluded items are not considered to be indicative of ongoing business performance.

(3)

Return on common shareholders' equity is calculated as common shareholders' net income divided by average common shareholders' equity.

(4)

Adjusted return on common shareholders' equity is calculated as common shareholders' net income excluding the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and contingent consideration fair value
changes, net of tax, divided by average common shareholders' equity.

(5)

Return on assets is calculated as common shareholders' net income divided by average total assets.

(6)

Efficiency ratio is calculated as non-interest expenses, excluding the pre-tax amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, divided by total revenue.

(7)

Net interest margin is calculated as net interest income divided by average total assets.

(8)

Operating leverage is calculated as the growth rate of total revenue less the growth rate of non-interest expenses, excluding the pre-tax amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.

(9)

Capital adequacy is calculated in accordance with Basel III guidelines issued by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI).

(10)

bp – basis point change.

 

Non-IFRS Measures
CWB uses a number of financial measures to assess its performance. These measures provide readers with an enhanced understanding of how management views the results. Non-IFRS measures may also provide readers the ability to analyze trends and provide comparisons with our competitors. These non-IFRS measures do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other financial institutions.

Of note, commencing in the first quarter of 2018, CWB discontinued the use of the taxable equivalent basis (teb) non-IFRS measure as it is no longer of material significance to CWB's results. Previously, teb increased interest income and the provision for income taxes to what they would have been had certain tax-exempt securities been taxed at the statutory rate. Comparative figures have been restated to conform to the current period presentation.

Financial Summary

Forward-looking Statements

From time to time, CWB makes written and verbal forward-looking statements. Statements of this type are included in the Annual Report and reports to shareholders and may be included in filings with Canadian securities regulators or in other communications such as press releases and corporate presentations. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about CWB's objectives and strategies, targeted and expected financial results and the outlook for CWB's businesses or for the Canadian economy. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "estimate", "may increase", "may impact", "goal", "focus", "potential", "proposed" and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would" and "could".

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which give rise to the possibility that management's predictions, forecasts, projections, expectations and conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that its assumptions may not be correct and that its strategic goals will not be achieved.

A variety of factors, many of which are beyond CWB's control, may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, general business and economic conditions in Canada, including the volatility and level of liquidity in financial markets, fluctuations in interest rates and currency values, the volatility and level of various commodity prices, changes in monetary policy, changes in economic and political conditions, legislative and regulatory developments, legal developments, the level of competition, the occurrence of natural catastrophes, changes in accounting standards and policies, information technology and cyber risk, the accuracy and completeness of information CWB receives about customers and counterparties, the ability to attract and retain key personnel, the ability to complete and integrate acquisitions, reliance on third parties to provide components of business infrastructure, changes in tax laws, technological developments, unexpected changes in consumer spending and saving habits, timely development and introduction of new products, and management's ability to anticipate and manage the risks associated with these factors. It is important to note that the preceding list is not exhaustive of possible factors.

Additional information about these factors can be found in the Risk Management section of this Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A). These and other factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a number of important factors could cause CWB's actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. Unless required by securities law, CWB does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or verbal, that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

Assumptions about the performance of the Canadian economy over the forecast horizon and how it will affect CWB's businesses are material factors considered when setting organizational objectives and targets. In determining expectations for economic growth, CWB primarily considers economic data and forecasts provided by the Canadian government and its agencies, as well as an average of certain private sector forecasts. These forecasts are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific. Where relevant, material economic assumptions underlying forward looking statements are disclosed within the Outlook sections of CWB's annual MD&A. 

This financial summary, dated December 5, 2018, should be read in conjunction with Canadian Western Bank's (CWB) unaudited interim consolidated financial statements for the period ended October 31, 2018 and the audited consolidated financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for the year ended October 31, 2017, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the CWB's website at www.cwb.com. The 2018 Annual Report, including MD&A and audited consolidated financial statements, for the year ended October 31, 2018 is expected to be available on both SEDAR and CWB's website on December 6, 2018. The 2018 Annual Report will be distributed to shareholders in February 2019.

Strategic Transactions

On October 30, 2017, CWB entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire for cash approximately $900 million of equipment loans and leases, and general commercial lending assets. The transaction closed on January 31, 2018, and totaled approximately $850 million (referred to as the acquired "business lending assets"). The business lending assets acquired are fully aligned with CWB's Balanced Growth strategy, including strategic objectives for industry and geographic diversification. The portfolio is primarily comprised of assets concentrated within the transportation, construction and healthcare industries, with approximately three quarters of the exposures distributed across Central and Eastern Canada. As expected, the transaction was immediately accretive, contributing approximately $0.10 of adjusted cash earnings per common share in fiscal 2018, with positive impacts to return on common shareholders' equity, net interest margin and operating leverage, and a negative impact within the provision for credit losses as a percentage of average loans. CWB's common equity Tier 1 capital (CET1) ratio remained in a very strong position, with approximately 25 basis points of existing CET1 capital deployed as part of the purchase. Management funded the portfolio primarily through its securitization facilities. In view of the portfolio's relatively short weighted average duration, some degree of run-off was expected. The balance of acquired assets as at October 31, 2018, including associated renewals and new lending, was approximately $684 million.

On August 16, 2017, CWB announced that Canadian Western Trust (CWT) will focus its activities within business lines that are most aligned with the strategic objectives of CWB Financial Group, and will no longer offer self-directed account services to holders of certain securities. CWT initiated a process to appoint successor trustees for these accounts (referred to as the "CWT strategic transactions"). As a result of this process, CWB realized pre-tax gains on sale of approximately $4 million, or $0.04 of adjusted cash earnings per common share in fiscal 2018, and approximately $6 million, or $0.06 of adjusted cash earnings per common share, in fiscal 2017. CWB's annual revenue associated with the transferred accounts was less than $1 million in fiscal 2018, compared to approximately $3 million in fiscal 2017. Approximately $30 million of CWT branch-raised deposits (2017 – $71 million) and $2.0 billion (2017 – $1.3 billion) of assets under administration have transferred to the successor trustees this year. The CWT strategic transactions are now complete. No further transfers of deposits or assets under administration to successor trustees will occur under the agreements.

Overview of Financial Performance

Q4 2018 vs. Q4 2017

Common shareholders' net income of $65 million and pre-tax, pre-provision income of $111 million were up 6% and 7%, respectively. Earnings growth was primarily driven by record quarterly revenues of $209 million, up 7% from the same period last year. Net interest income of $189 million was up 11%, as the positive impact of very strong 13% loan growth was partially offset by a two basis point decrease in net interest margin to 2.61%. Within net interest margin, higher asset yields and favourable changes in asset mix were more than offset by increased funding costs and changes in funding mix, including an ongoing shift in depositor preference toward longer duration fixed term deposits within the rising interest rate environment. The provision for credit losses as a percentage of average loans of 19 basis points improved from 20 basis points. These factors were partially offset by 6% higher non-interest expenses to support business growth, lower non-interest income, higher income taxes and increased acquisition-related fair value changes. Non-interest income of $19 million was 21% lower, and CWB's income tax provision was 13% higher, primarily due to the gain on sale, and the associated tax treatment, related to the CWT strategic transactions in the fourth quarter last year. Diluted earnings per common share of $0.72 and adjusted cash earnings per common share of $0.78 increased 6% and 5%, respectively, reflecting the factors noted above. The CWT-related gain on sale contributed nil (2017 - $0.06) to adjusted cash earnings per common share.

Q4 2018 vs. Q3 2018

Sequential growth of common shareholders' net income was strong at 3%, and pre-tax, pre-provision income was slightly higher. Total revenue growth was 2%, reflecting 1% higher net interest income and a 6% increase in non-interest income. Higher net interest income reflects the positive impact of 3% loan growth, partially offset by a three basis point decrease in net interest margin as increased funding costs and changes in funding mix similar to those described above more than offset higher asset yields. The increase in non-interest income mainly reflects higher credit related fee income and increased 'other' non-interest income. 'Other' non-interest income this quarter includes $1 million of gains on sale related to the CWT strategic transactions. The provision for credit losses was 19 basis points of average loans, compared to 21 basis points last quarter. Non-interest expenses to support business growth were 3% higher. Diluted earnings per common share was up 3% and adjusted cash earnings per common share increased 4%.

2018 vs. 2017

Common shareholders' net income of $249 million and pre-tax, pre-provision income of $436 million increased 16% and 12%, respectively. Very strong earnings growth resulted from an 11% increase in total revenue, strong credit quality and disciplined expense control. Net interest income of $725 million was up 13%, reflecting the combined positive impact of 13% loan growth and a 4 basis point increase in net interest margin to 2.60%. As expected at the start of fiscal 2018, the combined positive impact of successful execution of CWB's Balanced Growth strategy and the higher interest rate environment supported incrementally higher net interest margin compared to last year. CWB delivered very strong, targeted growth in higher-yielding loan portfolios, including the contributions of business lending assets acquired at the end of the first quarter, along with increased funding diversification. Acceleration of loan growth was supported through planned growth of CWB's debt capital markets and securitization funding channels, as well as continued growth of branch-raised deposits and broker deposits. A further increase in full-year net interest margin was constrained as competitive pressure on loan yields remained apparent, and deposit costs moved incrementally higher, reflecting intense competition for branch-raised deposits, the impact of Bank of Canada rate increases and increased depositor preference for longer-duration term deposits in the rising rate environment.

Non-interest income of $78 million decreased 7%, as growth in wealth management income was more than offset by lower revenues from trust services following the CWT strategic transactions, as well as lower credit-related fee income and decreases in other categories. The provision for credit losses was 20 basis points of average loans, down from 23 basis points in the prior year. Non-interest expenses were up 8%, and acquisition-related fair value changes were 10% higher. Diluted earnings per common share of $2.79 and adjusted cash earnings per common share of $3.01 were up 15% and 14%, respectively. The CWT-related gain on sale contributed $0.04 (2017 - $0.06) of adjusted cash earnings per common share.

Higher Adjusted ROE and ROA

Fourth quarter adjusted return on common shareholders' equity (ROE) of 11.9% was relatively consistent with the same period last year.

Adjusted ROE was up 20 basis points compared to the prior quarter. This was primarily driven by very strong growth in common shareholders' net income, reflecting effective execution of CWB's Balanced Growth strategy and strong financial performance across CWB Financial Group.

Full-year adjusted ROE of 11.9% increased 90 basis points to a level relatively consistent with CWB's medium-term performance target range of 12 – 15%. Meaningful improvement in ROE was primarily driven by very strong growth in common shareholders' net income, reflecting strong performance across CWB Financial Group.

Return on assets (ROA) was 0.89% in the fourth quarter, compared to 0.94% in the same period last year and 0.88% last quarter. ROA for the year was 0.89%, up four basis points from 2017.

Efficient Operations and Positive Operating Leverage

The fourth quarter efficiency ratio of 46.7%, which measures non-interest expenses, excluding the pre-tax amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, divided by total revenues, was relatively unchanged from 46.8% in the same period last year, and up 70 basis points from last quarter. Year-over-year stability reflects the combined positive impact of higher revenues from very strong growth of net interest income and higher non-interest income, as well as effective management of discretionary expense growth. The increase in CWB's efficiency ratio from the prior quarter primarily reflects the customary seasonal increase of non-interest expenses across most categories in the final quarter of the fiscal year.

The full-year efficiency ratio of 45.7% improved from 46.5% in 2017, reflecting the same factors noted in the comparison of the fourth quarter efficiency ratios above, as well as the positive impact of higher net interest margin.

Operating leverage, which is calculated as the growth rate of total revenue less the growth rate of non-interest expenses, excluding the pre-tax amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, over the past 12 months, was positive 1.9%, compared to 0.3% last year.

Profitable Loan Growth

Total loans, excluding the allowance for credit losses, of $26.3 billion increased 13% ($3.0 billion) from last year and 3% ($668 million) from the prior quarter.

(unaudited)

($ millions)


October 31
2018


% of total

as at

October 31

2018



July 31 
2018



October 31
2017


% change
from
October 31
2017
















General commercial loans

$

7,458


28

%

$

7,110


$

6,307


18

%

Personal loans and mortgages


5,247


20



5,141



4,726


11


Commercial mortgages


4,865


19



4,602



4,267


14


Equipment financing and leasing


4,779


18



4,704



3,892


23


Real estate project loans


3,855


15



3,988



4,030


(4)


Oil and gas production loans


129


-



120



124


4


Total loans

$

26,333


100

%

$

25,665


$

23,346


13

%



(1)

Total loans outstanding by lending sector exclude the allowance for credit losses.

 

Year-over-year growth by lending sector was consistent with CWB's Balanced Growth strategy. In dollar terms, growth was led by the strategically targeted general commercial category ($1.2 billion), including $160 million from the acquisition of business lending assets at the end of the first quarter. In percentage terms, annual growth within general commercial lending was 18% overall, including growth of 28% in Ontario, 16% in Alberta and 14% in British Columbia, respectively. Growth of equipment financing and leasing was also very strong at 23% ($887 million), with $524 million contributed from the acquisition of business lending assets. Commercial mortgages increased 14% ($598 million), and personal loans and mortgages were up 11% ($521 million), including 10% growth within CWB Optimum Mortgage ($267 million). Real estate project loans contracted 4% ($175 million), consistent with management's expectations, reflecting the successful completion of development projects along with reduced new activity within Alberta.

On a sequential basis, loan growth exceeded $500 million for the sixth consecutive quarter, with Alberta accounting for 43% of the increase. Performance within general commercial loans was very strong, with the balance of outstanding loans in this category up 5% ($348 million). Commercial mortgages increased 6% ($263 million) in the fourth quarter, and personal loans and mortgages were up 2% ($106 million). Equipment finance and leasing was up 2% ($75 million), with strong organic growth more than offsetting $74 million of paydowns and payouts within the acquired portfolio. Real estate project loans contracted 3% ($133 million).

(unaudited)

($ millions)


October 31
2018


% of total

as at

October 31

2018



July 31 
2018



October 31
2017


% change
from
October 31
2017
















British Columbia

$

8,894


34

%

$

8,710


$

8,145


9

%

Alberta


8,395


32



8,109



7,728


9


Ontario


5,622


21



5,517



4,397


28


Saskatchewan


1,404


5



1,378



1,343


5


Manitoba


773


3



754



737


5


Quebec


680


3



654



557


22


Other


565


2



543



439


29


Total loans

$

26,333


100

%

$

25,665


$

23,346


13

%



(1)

Total loans outstanding by province exclude the allowance for credit losses.

 

Ontario continued to lead year-over-year loan growth by province in dollar terms with a significant increase of approximately $1.2 billion (28%). Growth in both British Columbia and Alberta was also strong at 9% in percentage terms, or $749 million, and $667 million, respectively. Outstanding loans in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces increased by $249 million (25%). Strong growth in Ontario and the other provinces outside of Western Canada reflects the geographic diversification objectives embedded within CWB's Balanced Growth strategy. Growth in these regions was underpinned by strong performance from CWB's businesses that have a national footprint, including CWB Maxium, CWB Optimum Mortgage, CWB National Leasing, and CWB Franchise Finance, and further supported by the acquisition of business lending assets at the end of the first quarter. Saskatchewan and Manitoba both grew 5% from last year, or $61 million and $36 million, respectively.

Compared to the prior quarter, Alberta and British Columbia delivered the strongest growth, followed by Ontario.

Strong Credit Quality

Overall credit quality is consistent with expectations and continues to reflect CWB's secured lending business model, disciplined underwriting practices and proactive loan management.


For the three months ended

Change from

October 31

2017


(unaudited)


October 31
2018



July 31
2018



October 31

2017


($ thousands)













Gross impaired loans, beginning of period

$

135,430


$

122,954


$

168,684


(20)

%

 New formations


31,977



31,807



54,214


(41)


 Reductions, impaired accounts paid down or returned to performing status


(15,724)



(6,466)



(37,132)


(58)


 Write-offs


(13,811)



(12,865)



(17,505)


(21)


Total(1)

$

137,872


$

135,430


$

168,261


(18)

%













Balance of the ten largest impaired accounts

$

56,748


$

55,308


$

70,935


(20)

%

Total number of accounts classified as impaired(3)


214



229



237


(10)


Gross impaired loans as a percentage of total loans


0.53

%


0.53

%


0.72

%

(19)

 bp(2)



(1)

Gross impaired loans include foreclosed assets held for sale with a carrying value of $6,628 (July 31, 2018 – $6,709 and October 31, 2017 –
$1,983).

(2)

bp – basis point change.

(3)

Total number of accounts excludes CWB National Leasing.

 

The dollar level of gross impaired loans at October 31, 2018 totaled $138 million, down from $168 million last year and relatively consistent with the prior quarter. The dollar level of gross impaired loans represented 0.53% of total loans at quarter end, compared to 0.72% last year and unchanged from 0.53% at July 31, 2018. Gross impaired loans within Alberta of $77 million accounted for 56% of total impairments at year end, compared to 63% last year and 48% in the prior quarter. The relative concentration of impaired loans in Alberta continues to reflect the lagging impacts of the 2015 – 2016 regional recession and is consistent with management's expectations. Gross impairments outside of Alberta represented 0.34% of total non-Alberta loans, compared to 0.40% last year.

The level of gross impaired loans fluctuates as loans become impaired and are subsequently resolved, and does not directly reflect the dollar value of expected write-offs given tangible security held in support of lending exposures. The overall loan portfolio is reviewed regularly with credit decisions undertaken on a case-by-case basis to provide early identification of possible adverse trends.

As at October 31, 2018, the total allowance for credit losses (collective and specific) was $147 million, compared to $136 million a year ago and unchanged from $147 million last quarter.

The total allowance for credit losses represented 106% of gross impaired loans at quarter end, compared to 81% last year and 109% in the prior quarter. The collective allowance for credit losses was relatively unchanged over the past twelve months and compared to the prior quarter.

Lower Provision for Credit Losses

The fourth quarter provision for credit losses of 19 basis points of average loans compares to 20 basis points in the same quarter last year and 21 basis points in the prior quarter.

The annual provision for credit losses as a percentage of average loans in fiscal 2018 was 20 basis points, down from 23 basis points last year and consistent with CWB's traditional range of 18 – 23 basis points.

Growth and Diversification of Funding Sources

CWB delivered strong execution against its Balanced Growth strategy for funding diversification. Total deposits were up 8% over the past year ($1.8 billion) and 4% ($878 million) from the prior quarter. Total deposits by type and source are summarized below:


As at

Change from

October 31

 2017


(unaudited)


October 31
2018



July 31
2018



October 31 
2017


($ millions)

Deposits by type












CWB Financial Group branch-raised












 Demand and notice

$

7,594


$

6,997


$

7,641


(1)

%

 Term


4,732



4,535



4,175


13




12,326



11,532



11,816


4














Broker term


8,368



8,275



7,923


6


Capital markets


3,006



3,015



2,164


39


Total Deposits

$

23,700


$

22,822


$

21,903


8

%

 

Branch-raised deposits are primarily comprised of deposits generated through CWB's full-service banking branches, certain deposits raised via CWT, and CWB's internet banking division, Motive Financial. Branch-raised funding increased 4% from last year, and 7% from the prior quarter. Very strong sequential growth of branch-raised deposits was led by CWB's banking branches, and also included strong contributions from CWT's notice account line of business, which is mainly comprised of cash balances held in self-directed registered accounts. Total branch-raised deposits, including CWT deposits, accounted for 52% of total deposits at October 31, 2018, compared to 54% last year and 51% in the prior quarter. Demand and notice deposits comprise 32% of total deposits, compared to 35% last year and 31% last quarter.  

Further success against CWB's Balanced Growth strategy for funding diversification included a new record for issuances or re-openings of senior deposit notes in capital markets, with $1.1 billion raised across five successful transactions, as well as growth of securitization funding. Total funding raised through the debt capital markets of $3.0 billion represented 13% of total deposits at October 31, 2018, up from 10% last year and consistent with last quarter. Of note, the acquisition of business lending assets at the end of the first quarter was funded primarily through CWB's existing securitization channels.   

Personal deposits, including deposits raised through the broker network, represented 61% of total deposits at October 31, 2018, unchanged from last year and last quarter. The deposit broker network remains an efficient source for raising insured fixed term retail deposits and has proven to be a reliable and effective way to access funding and liquidity over a wide geographic base. CWB actively raises only fixed-term broker deposits, with terms to maturity between one and five years, and does not offer a High Interest Savings Account (HISA) product. Term deposits raised through the broker network represented 35% of total funding at quarter end, down from 36% both last year and in the prior quarter.

Securitization

Securitized leases, loans and mortgages are reported on-balance sheet with total loans. The gross amount of securitized leases at October 31, 2018 was $1.6 billion, compared to $1.2 billion last year and $1.7 billion last quarter. Gross participation in the National Housing Act Mortgage Backed Securities (NHA MBS) program was $608 million (October 31, 2017 - $381 million; July 31, 2018 - $573 million).

Fiscal 2018 funding from the securitization of leases, loans and mortgages was $1.2 billion (2017 - $739 million).

Prudent Capital Management

With a very strong CET1 capital position under the more conservative Standardized approach for calculating risk weighted assets, CWB is well-positioned to create value for shareholders through a range of capital deployment options consistent with our balanced growth strategy. Ongoing support and development of each of CWB's businesses will remain a key priority, and we will continue to evaluate potential strategic acquisitions. A normal course issuer bid (NCIB) authorizing CWB to purchase for cancellation prior to September 30, 2019, up to 1,767,000 common shares, representing approximately 2% of the issued and outstanding common shares, has been approved by OSFI and the Toronto Stock Exchange. No shares were purchased through the NCIB which expired on September 30, 2018, and no shares have been purchased through the current NCIB as at October 31, 2018. Management may choose to activate the NCIB in fiscal 2019 should appropriate circumstances become apparent.

At October 31, 2018, CWB's capital ratios were 9.2% CET1, 10.3% Tier 1 and 11.9% total capital. Further details regarding CWB's regulatory capital and capital adequacy ratios are included in the following table:

(unaudited)



As at

October 31
2018



As at

July 31

2018



As at

October 31

 2017


($ millions)



Regulatory capital











 CET1 capital before deductions


$

2,369


$

2,333


$

2,216


 Net CET1 deductions



(216)



(213)



(206)


 CET1 capital



2,153



2,120



2,010


 Tier 1 capital(1)



2,418



2,385



2,275


 Total capital(1)



2,788



2,755



2,644


Risk-weighted assets


$

23,486


$

22,807


$

21,082


Capital adequacy ratios

 CET1



9.2

 

%


9.3

 

%


9.5

 

%

 Tier 1



10.3



10.5



10.8


 Total



11.9



12.1



12.5




(1)

The 2018 inclusion of non-common equity instruments that do not include NVCC clauses is capped at 40% of the January 1, 2013 outstanding
balances (2017 - 50%). For all periods, there was no exclusion from regulatory capital related to NVCC instruments.

 

CWB's CET1 capital ratio decreased 30 basis points from last year, mainly reflecting the acquisition of business lending assets at the end of the first quarter. The Tier 1 and Total capital ratios declined 50 basis points and 60 basis points, respectively, also mainly reflecting the acquisition. At 8.0% (8.3% as at October 31, 2017), the Basel III leverage ratio remains very conservative.

Dividends

On December 5, 2018, CWB's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.26 per common share, payable on January 3, 2019 to shareholders of record on December 14, 2018. This quarterly dividend is consistent with the prior quarter and 8% higher than the dividend declared one year ago. The Board of Directors also declared a cash dividend of $0.275 per Series 5 Preferred Share, and a cash dividend of $0.390625 per Series 7 Preferred Share, both payable on January 31, 2019 to shareholders of record on January 22, 2019.

Management evaluates common share dividend increases every quarter against capital requirements under the Standardized approach and opportunities to create value for shareholders through various forms of capital deployment, including support for ongoing strong and balanced asset growth. The dividend payout ratio this quarter was approximately 36% of common shareholders' income, against our medium-term dividend payout ratio target of approximately 30%.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

CWB common shares (TSX:CWB) and preferred shares (TSX:CWB) are deemed eligible to participate in CWB's dividend reinvestment plan (the Plan). The Plan provides holders of eligible shares of CWB the opportunity to direct cash dividends toward the purchase of CWB common shares. Further details for the Plan are available on CWB's website. CWB has elected to issue common shares for the Plan from treasury at the average market price (as defined in the Plan).

Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results Conference Call

CWB's fourth quarter and annual results conference call is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. MT). CWB's executives will comment on financial results and respond to questions from analysts and institutional investors. 

The conference call may be accessed on a listen-only basis by dialing (416) 764-8688 or toll-free (888) 390-0546. The call will also be webcast live on the CWB's website, www.cwb.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available until December 13, 2018, by dialing (888) 390-0541 (toll-free) and entering passcode 9992083.

 

About CWB Financial Group

CWB Financial Group (CWB) is a diversified financial services organization serving businesses and individuals across Canada. Operating from its headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, CWB's key business lines include full service business and personal banking offered through the branch locations of Canadian Western Bank and Internet banking services provided by Motive Financial. Highly responsive specialized financing is delivered under the banners of CWB Optimum Mortgage, CWB Equipment Financing, CWB National Leasing, CWB Maxium Financial and CWB Franchise Finance. Trust Services are offered through Canadian Western Trust. Comprehensive wealth management offerings are provided through CWB Wealth Management, which includes the businesses of McLean & Partners Wealth Management and Canadian Western Financial. As a public company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), CWB trades under the symbols "CWB" (common shares), "CWB.PR.B" (Series 5 Preferred Shares) and "CWB.PR.C" (Series 7 Preferred Shares). Learn more at www.cwb.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matt Evans, CFA
Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
Phone: (780) 969-8337
Email: matt.evans@cwbank.com

Non-IFRS Measures

Adjusted Financial Measures



For the three months ended

Change from



For the year ended

Change from


(unaudited)
($ thousands)


October 31
2018


July 31
2018


October 31
2017

October 31
2017



October 31
2018


October 31
2017

October 31
2017


Non-interest expenses

$

98,751

$

95,695

$

93,129

6

%

$

373,483

$

345,466

8

%

Adjustments (before tax):















Amortization of acquisition-related















intangible assets


(1,367)


(1,401)


(1,909)

(28)



(6,313)


(7,560)

(16)


Adjusted non-interest expenses

$

97,384

$

94,294

$

91,220

7

%

$

367,170

$

337,906

9

%
















Common shareholders' net income

$

64,501

$

62,362

$

60,833

6

%

$

249,256

$

214,277

16

%

Adjustments (after-tax):















Acquisition-related fair value changes


3,705


3,675


3,462

7



14,769


13,402

10


Amortization of acquisition-related















intangible assets


1,005


1,031


1,408

(29)



4,695


5,572

(16)


Adjusted common shareholders' net income

$

69,211

$

67,068

$

65,703

5

%

$

268,720

$

233,251

15

%





Pre-tax, Pre-provision Income





For the three months ended

Change from


For the year ended

Change from



(unaudited)

($ thousands)


October 31
2018


July 31
2018


October 31
2017

 October 31
  2017



October 31 
2018


October 31
2017

 October 31

  2017


Total revenue

$

208,566

$

204,989

$

195,122

7

%

$

803,358

$

726,635

11

%

Less:















  Adjusted non-interest expenses


97,384


94,294


91,220

7



367,170


337,906

9


Pre-tax, pre-provision income

$

111,182

$

110,695

$

103,902

7

%

$

436,188

$

388,729

12


 

Consolidated Balance Sheets



As at


As at


As at

Change from


(unaudited)


October 31


July 31


October 31

October 31


($ thousands)


2018


2018


2017

2017


Assets









Cash Resources









 Cash and non-interest bearing deposits with financial institutions

$

73,822

$

90,847

$

17,491

322

%

 Interest bearing deposits with regulated financial institutions


26,825


48,534


503,895

(95)


 Cheques and other items in transit


52,574


-


410

nm




153,221


139,381


521,796

(71)


Securities









 Issued or guaranteed by Canada


1,325,816


1,256,841


1,307,298

1


 Issued or guaranteed by a province or municipality


521,825


425,397


438,858

19


 Other debt securities


143,536


164,213


308,421

(53)


 Preferred shares


93,575


100,334


132,410

(29)




2,084,752


1,946,785


2,186,987

(5)


Loans









 Personal


5,247,160


5,141,440


4,725,715

11


 Business


21,085,968


20,523,645


18,619,853

13




26,333,128


25,665,085


23,345,568

13


 Allowance for credit losses


(128,529)


(127,408)


(116,329)

10




26,204,599


25,537,677


23,229,239

13


Other









 Property and equipment


59,098


57,765


56,115

5


 Goodwill


85,168


85,168


85,669

(1)


 Intangible assets


160,790


155,809


149,730

7


 Derivative related


2,496


6,251


12,393

(80)


 Other assets


271,339


241,241


205,524

32




578,891


546,234


509,431

14


Total Assets

$

29,021,463

$

28,170,077

$

26,447,453

10

%










Liabilities and Equity









Deposits









 Personal

$

14,483,686

$

13,957,503

$

13,394,562

8

%

 Business and government


9,216,271


8,864,464


8,508,420

8




23,699,957


22,821,967


21,902,982

8


Other









 Cheques and other items in transit


28,489


42,390


55,545

(49)


 Securities sold under repurchase agreements


95,126


147,929


58,358

63


 Derivative related


69,581


49,992


35,381

97


 Other liabilities


531,953


478,997


455,009

17




725,149


719,308


604,293

20


Debt









 Debt securities


1,757,854


1,810,974


1,226,336

43


 Subordinated debentures


250,000


250,000


250,000

-




2,007,854


2,060,974


1,476,336

36


Equity









 Preferred shares


265,000


265,000


265,000

-


 Common shares


744,701


743,788


731,885

2


 Retained earnings


1,649,196


1,607,816


1,488,634

11


 Share-based payment reserve


23,937


23,642


24,979

(4)


 Other reserves


(97,082)


(75,054)


(49,453)

96


Total Shareholders' Equity


2,585,752


2,565,192


2,461,045

5


 Non-controlling interests


2,751


2,636


2,797

(2)


Total Equity


2,588,503


2,567,828


2,463,842

5


Total Liabilities and Equity

$

29,021,463

$

28,170,077

$

26,447,453

10

%


nm – not meaningful

 

Consolidated Statements of Income 


For the three months ended

Change from


For the year ended

Change from


(unaudited)

($ thousands, except per share amounts)


October 31 
2018


July 31 
2018


October 31 
2017

October 31 
2017



October 31 
2018


October 31
2017

October 31 
2017


Interest Income















Loans

$

319,310

$

305,348

$

264,575

21

%

$

1,185,530

$

993,950

19

%

Securities


8,075


8,654


7,326

10



35,529


25,136

41


Deposits with regulated















  financial institutions


1,095


378


1,614

(32)



4,236


8,198

(48)




328,480


314,380


273,515

20



1,225,295


1,027,284

19


Interest Expense















   Deposits


125,779


114,520


95,630

32



452,526


355,521

27


   Debt


13,608


13,216


7,391

84



47,779


29,373

63




139,387


127,736


103,021

35



500,305


384,894

30


Net Interest Income


189,093


186,644


170,494

11



724,990


642,390

13


Non-interest Income















Credit related


8,456


8,042


8,381

1



32,165


34,012

(5)


Wealth management services


5,119


5,164


4,427

16



20,371


19,073

7


Retail services


2,588


2,511


2,754

(6)



10,334


10,758

(4)


Trust services


1,919


1,777


2,521

(24)



7,784


11,305

(31)


Gains (losses) on securities, net


1


(242)


9

(89)



(217)


664

nm


Other


1,390


1,093


6,536

(79)



7,931


8,433

(6)




19,473


18,345


24,628

(21)



78,368


84,245

(7)


Total Revenue


208,566


204,989


195,122

7



803,358


726,635

11


Provision for Credit Losses


12,432


13,318


11,411

9



48,257


50,986

(5)


Acquisition-related Fair Value Changes


5,041


5,000


4,710

7



20,094


18,295

10


Non-interest Expenses















Salaries and employee benefits


59,549


61,231


57,761

3



237,228


220,416

8


Premises and equipment


16,474


15,575


16,634

(1)



62,754


60,348

4


Other expenses


22,728


18,889


18,734

21



73,501


64,702

14




98,751


95,695


93,129

6



373,483


345,466

8


Net Income before Income Taxes


92,342


90,976


85,872

8



361,524


311,888

16


Income Taxes


23,919


24,804


21,227

13



96,877


82,233

18


Net Income


68,423


66,172


64,645

6



264,647


229,655

15


Net income attributable to















 non-controlling interests


360


247


250

44



1,141


1,128

1


Shareholders' Net Income


68,063


65,925


64,395

6



263,506


228,527

15


Preferred share dividends


3,562


3,563


3,562

-



14,250


14,250

-


Common Shareholders' Net Income

$

64,501

$

62,362

$

60,833

6

%

$

249,256

$

214,277

16

%

Average number of common















  shares (in thousands)


88,933


88,869


88,409

1

%


88,806


88,297

1

%

Average number of diluted common















  shares (in thousands)


89,267


89,265


88,783

1



89,285


88,592

1


Earnings Per Common Share















   Basic

$

0.73

$

0.70

$

0.69

6

%

$

2.81

$

2.43

16

%

   Diluted


0.72


0.70


0.68

6



2.79


2.42

15


















nm – not meaningful

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income


For the three months ended


For the year ended

(unaudited)

($ thousands)


October 31
2018


  October 31

2017



October 31

 2018


October 31

 2017

Net Income

$

68,423

$

64,645


$

264,647

$

229,655

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), net of tax










 Available-for-sale securities:










    (Losses) gains from change in fair value(1)


(7,095)


7,017



(19,945)


4,021

    Reclassification to net income(2)


(1)


(6)



158


(485)



(7,096)


7,011



(19,787)


3,536

 Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges:










    Gains (losses) from change in fair value(3)


(16,204)


3,594



(26,848)


(22,089)

    Reclassification to net income(4)


1,272


(2,575)



(994)


(3,321)



(14,932)


1,019



(27,842)


(25,410)



(22,028)


8,030



(47,629)


(21,874)

Comprehensive Income for the Period

$

46,395

$

72,675


$

217,018

$

207,781











 Comprehensive income for the period attributable to:










    Shareholders of CWB

$

46,035

$

72,425


$

215,877

$

206,653

    Non-controlling interests


360


250



1,141


1,128

Comprehensive Income for the Period

$

46,395

$

72,675


$

217,018

$

207,781



(1)

Net of income tax of $2,577 and $7,351 for the quarter and year ended October 31, 2018, respectively (2017 - $2,570 and $1,463).

(2)

Net of income tax of nil and $59 for the quarter and year ended October 31, 2018, respectively (2017 - $3 and $179).

(3)

Net of income tax of $5,993 and $9,930 for the quarter and year ended October 31, 2018, respectively (2017 - $1,322 and $8,128).

(4)

Net of income tax of $471 and $367 for the quarter and year ended October 31, 2018, respectively (2017 - $947 and $1,222).

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity


For the year ended

(unaudited)


October 31
2018


October 31
2017

($ thousands)



Retained Earnings





 Balance at beginning of year

$

1,488,634

$

1,354,966

 Shareholders' net income


263,506


228,527

 Dividends

– Preferred shares                                                                                                                                  


(14,250)


(14,250)


– Common shares 


(88,819)


(82,107)

 Increase in equity attributable to non-controlling interests ownership change


125


1,498

 Balance at end of year


1,649,196


1,488,634

Other Reserves





 Balance at beginning of year


(49,453)


(27,579)

 Changes in available-for-sale securities


(19,787)


3,536

 Changes in derivatives designated as cash flow hedges


(27,842)


(25,410)

 Balance at end of year


(97,082)


(49,453)

Preferred Shares                                                                                                                                                        





 Balance at beginning and end of year


265,000


265,000

Common Shares                                                                                                                                                         





 Balance at beginning of year                                                                                                                                          


731,885


718,377

 Issued on acquisition-related contingent consideration instalment payment


5,750


-

 Issued under dividend reinvestment plan                                       


4,248


5,280

 Transferred from share-based payment reserve on the exercise or exchange of options


2,818


8,228

 Balance at end of year 


744,701


731,885

Share-based Payment Reserve





 Balance at beginning of year


24,979


31,276

 Amortization of fair value of options


1,776


1,931

 Transferred to common shares on the exercise or exchange of options


(2,818)


(8,228)

 Balance at end of year


23,937


24,979

Total Shareholders' Equity


2,585,752


2,461,045

Non-Controlling Interests





 Balance at beginning of year


2,797


773

 Net income attributable to non-controlling interests


1,141


1,128

 Dividends to non-controlling interests


(1,431)


(670)

 Partial ownership (decrease) increase


244


(117)

 Increase in equity attributable to non-controlling interests


-


1,683

 Balance at end of year


2,751


2,797

Total Equity

$

2,588,503

$

2,463,842

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


For the year ended

(unaudited)

($ thousands)


October 31
2018


October 31
2017

Cash Flows from Operating Activities





    Net income

$

264,647

$

229,655

    Adjustments to determine net cash flows:





        Provision for credit losses


48,257


50,986

        Depreciation and amortization


29,708


30,692

        Current income taxes receivable and payable, net


(3,456)


12,134

        Amortization of fair value of employee stock options


1,776


1,931

        Accrued interest receivable and payable, net


28,415


(19,061)

        Deferred income taxes, net


(7,677)


(10,638)

        Net gain on CWT strategic transactions


(4,030)


(5,726)

        Losses (gains) on securities, net


217


(664)

        Fair value change in contingent consideration


20,094


18,295

    Change in operating assets and liabilities:





        Deposits, net


1,796,975


708,429

        Loans, net


(3,024,939)


(1,322,714)

        Securities sold under resale agreements, net


36,768


58,358

        Securities purchased under resale agreements, net


-


163,318

        Other items, net


17,436


46,543



(795,809)


(38,462)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities





    Debt securities issued


1,245,427


739,177

    Debt securities repaid


(713,909)


(456,039)

    Dividends


(98,821)


(91,077)

    Contributions by non-controlling interest


1,316


3,401

    Dividends to non-controlling interests


(1,431)


(670)

    Debentures redeemed


-


(75,000)



432,582


119,792

Cash Flows from Investing Activities





    Interest bearing deposits with regulated financial institutions, net


477,070


386,621

    Securities, purchased


(2,892,129)


(5,843,898)

    Securities, sale proceeds


1,266,827


4,338,132

    Securities, matured


1,704,328


1,031,966

    Proceeds from CWT strategic transactions


4,135


7,164

    Partial ownership increase


-


(1,838)

    Property, equipment and intangible assets


(44,203)


(28,846)

    Acquisition-related contingent consideration instalment payment


(17,250)


(10,132)



498,778


(120,831)

Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents


135,551


(39,501)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year


(37,644)


1,857

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Year *

$

97,907

$

(37,644)

* Represented by:





    Cash and non-interest bearing deposits with financial institutions

$

73,822

$

17,491

    Cheques and other items in transit (included in Cash Resources)


52,574


410

    Cheques and other items in transit (included in Other Liabilities)


(28,489)


(55,545)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Year

$

97,907

$

(37,644)











Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information





    Interest and dividends received

$

1,237,809

$

1,031,937

    Interest paid


462,691


392,413

    Income taxes paid


88,116


66,009

 

SOURCE Canadian Western Bank

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