EX-12.1 3 etfc-20171231xex121.htm EXHIBIT 12.1 Exhibit
Exhibit 12.1

COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES AND
RATIO OF EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS
(in millions, except ratios)
 For the Year Ended December 31, 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Fixed charges: Interest expense \$ 84 \$ 82 \$ 191 \$ 314 \$ 349 Amortization of debt issue expense 2 2 2 4 3 Estimated interest within rental expense(1) 9 9 8 7 7 Total fixed charges \$ 95 \$ 93 \$ 201 \$ 325 \$ 359 Preferred stock dividend requirements(2) 42 — — — — Total combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends \$ 137 \$ 93 \$ 201 \$ 325 \$ 359 Earnings: Income before income taxes less equity in income (loss) of investments \$ 1,062 \$ 843 \$ 84 \$ 449 \$ 191 Fixed charges 95 93 201 325 359 Earnings, as adjusted \$ 1,157 \$ 936 \$ 285 \$ 774 \$ 550 Ratio of earnings to fixed charges(3) 12.18 10.06 1.42 2.39 1.53 Ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends(4) 8.45 10.06 1.42 2.39 1.53 Excess (deficiency) of earnings to fixed charges \$ 1,062 \$ 843 \$ 84 \$ 449 \$ 191
 (1) Calculated as one-third of net rent expense.
 (2) Represent the pre-tax earnings that would be required to pay the dividends on outstanding preferred stock. Prior to the 2016 issuance of our Series A fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, we had no shares of preferred stock outstanding. Prior to the Series A preferred stock dividends declared and paid in 2017, we had not paid dividends on any shares of preferred stock.
 (3) Calculated by dividing earnings, as adjusted by fixed charges.
 (4) Calculated by dividing earnings, as adjusted by combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends.