EX-99.1 2 exh991earningsrelease20201.htm 4Q20 EARNINGS RELEASE Document


Zions Bancorporation, N.A.
One South Main
Salt Lake City, UT 84133
January 19, 2021
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www.zionsbancorporation.com
Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Investor and Media Contact: James Abbott (801) 844-7637
Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Reports: 4Q20 Net Earnings¹ of $275 million, diluted EPS of $1.66
compared with 4Q19 Net Earnings¹ of $174 million, diluted EPS of $0.97,
and 3Q20 Net Earnings¹ of $167 million, diluted EPS of $1.01
2020 Annual Net Earnings¹ of $505 million, diluted EPS of $3.02,
compared with 2019 Annual Net Earnings¹ of $782 million, diluted EPS of $4.16

FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS
$1.66$275 million2.95%10.8%
Net earnings1 per diluted common share
Net Earnings 1
Net interest margin (“NIM”)Common Equity
Tier 1
FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS²
Net Interest Income and NIM
Net interest income was $550 million, compared with $559 million
NIM was 2.95%, compared with 3.46%, and was significantly impacted by higher average cash balances of $5.4 billion compared with $1.4 billion
Operating Performance
Pre-provision net revenue ("PPNR") was $299 million, up 22%, and adjusted PPNR³ was $280 million, up 2%
Noninterest expense was $424 million, down 10%, and adjusted noninterest expense³ was $423 million, down 3%
The efficiency ratio³ was 60.2%, compared with 61.3%
Loans and Credit Quality
Net loans and leases were $53.5 billion, up $4.8 billion, or 10%, and included PPP loans of $5.6 billion
Nonperforming assets were $371 million, or 0.8%, of loans (ex-PPP), compared with $251 million, or 0.5%, of loans
The provision for credit losses was a negative $67 million, compared with a positive $4 million
The allowance for credit losses was 1.7% of loans (ex-PPP), compared with 1.1% of loans
Annualized net charge-offs of 0.11% of average loans, compared with 0.18%
0.5% of loans (ex-PPP) were under a deferral related to COVID-19
Capital
The CET1 capital ratio was 10.8%, compared with 10.2%
Notable items
About 9,900 PPP loans forgiven by the SBA, totaling $1.3 billion, which contributed $26 million of interest income through accelerated recognition of net unamortized deferred fees
Deposits were $69.7 billion, up $12.6 billion, or 22%, resulting in a loan-to-deposit ratio of 77%. Deposit growth has been impacted by various government stimulus programs.
Gain on sale of Farmer Mac Class C stock of $9 million
Positive credit valuation adjustment of $8 million, or $0.04 per share,4 on client-related interest rate swaps
CEO COMMENTARY
Harris H. Simmons, Chairman and CEO of Zions Bancorporation, commented, “We were quite pleased with the quarter, which was characterized by stable revenue despite the pressure of low interest rates and solid credit results, as reflected in very low net loan losses during a challenging time. Non-PPP loan volumes stabilized, with period-end loans flat with the third quarter, while deposits continued to exhibit very strong growth, with average deposits up an annualized 10.6% over the third quarter, and 20.3% over the same quarter a year ago.”

Mr. Simmons continued, “We are also pleased with the strength of our capital, as demonstrated by growth in our CET1 ratio to 10.8% from 10.2% in the year-ago period. Finally, with recently passed legislation authorizing a second round of PPP loans, we are working hard to deliver this aid to many thousands of small businesses throughout our footprint.”
OPERATING PERFORMANCE3
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*Excluding the $30 million charitable contribution in the third quarter of 2020, the efficiency ratio for 2020 would have been 58.3%.
1 Net Earnings is net earnings applicable to common shareholders.
2 Comparisons noted in the bullet points are calculated for the current quarter versus the same prior-year period, unless otherwise specified.
3 For information on non-GAAP financial measures and the reasons for which the Bank presents these numbers, see pages 20-23.
4 EPS calculations assume a 24.7% statutory tax rate.



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Comparisons noted in the sections below are calculated for the current quarter versus the same prior-year period, unless otherwise specified. Growth rates of 100% or more are considered not meaningful (“NM”) as they are generally reflective of a low initial starting point.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Net Interest Income and Margin
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19$%$%
Interest and fees on loans$499 $505 $557 $(6)(1)%$(58)(10)%
Interest on money market investments50 (4)(57)
Interest on securities69 74 83 (5)(7)(14)(17)
Total interest income
571 581 647 (10)(2)(76)(12)
Interest on deposits13 18 62 (5)(28)(49)(79)
Interest on short and long-term borrowings26 — — (18)(69)
Total interest expense
21 26 88 (5)(19)(67)(76)
Net interest income
$550 $555 $559 $(5)(1)$(9)(2)
bpsbps
Yield on interest-earning assets1
3.06 %3.20 %4.00 %(14)(94)
Rate paid on total deposits and interest-bearing liabilities1
0.12 %0.15 %0.57 %(3)(45)
Cost of total deposits1
0.08 %0.11 %0.44 %(3)(36)
Net interest margin1
2.95 %3.06 %3.46 %(11)(51)
1 Rates are calculated using amounts in thousands and taxable-equivalent rates are used where applicable.
Net interest income decreased $9 million, or 2%, to $550 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 from $559 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Total interest income decreased $76 million, or 12%, due to a $58 million decrease in interest and fees on loans and a $14 million decrease in interest on securities; the decrease is primarily attributable to the lower interest rate environment, as the average balance of interest-earning assets increased 16%. Interest expense decreased $67 million, or 76%, due to a $49 million decline in interest paid on deposits and an $18 million decline in interest paid on short and long-term borrowings attributable to lower rates on both categories as well as reduced balances of borrowed funds. The decline in interest expense is also primarily attributable to the lower interest rate environment and partially attributable to reduced competitive pricing pressure for deposits. Additionally, strong deposit growth of $12.6 billion, or 22%, reduced the need for borrowed funds and was impacted by various government stimulus programs.
The net interest margin declined to 2.95% in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 3.06% in the third quarter of 2020, and 3.46% in the same prior year period. The yield on average interest-earning assets was 3.06%, a decrease of 14 basis points, compared with the third quarter of 2020, and a decrease of 94 basis points, compared with the fourth quarter of 2019. Average money market investments increased to 7.2% of average interest-earning assets in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 4.3% in the third quarter of 2020, and 2.2% a year ago. This increase had a significant dilutive effect on the net interest margin.
The yield on average interest-earning assets included $6.3 billion of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans with a yield of 3.50%, which was modestly below the yield on the non-
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PPP loan portfolio of 3.74%. During the fourth quarter of 2020, about 9,900 PPP loans, totaling $1.3 billion, received forgiveness by the SBA and contributed $26 million of interest income through accelerated recognition of net unamortized deferred fees on these loans. Additionally, on December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law, which extends the PPP and provides government funding for additional forgivable PPP loans. These developments, and other potential future program changes, will affect PPP interest income and the effective yield of the PPP loans in future periods.
The yield on loans decreased 85 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2019, primarily due to the aforementioned decline in benchmark interest rates and continued competitive pricing pressure, which impacted loans across all major loan categories. The yield on securities decreased 52 basis points from the year ago period, primarily from lower yields on new investments, which were also attributable to lower benchmark interest rates.
The annualized cost of total deposits for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 0.08%, compared with 0.44% for the fourth quarter of 2019. The rate paid on total deposits and interest-bearing liabilities was 0.12% for the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease from 0.57% for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decline in the rate paid on total deposits and interest-bearing liabilities was primarily due to lower benchmark interest rates, combined with strong deposit growth and average noninterest bearing deposits as a percentage of total deposits rising to 47% from 42% a year ago. The deposit growth also allowed the Bank to significantly reduce more-costly borrowed funds when compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.
Noninterest Income
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19$%$%
Commercial account fees$32 $32 $31 $— — %$%
Card fees22 21 23 (1)(4)
Retail and business banking fees18 17 20 (2)(10)
Loan-related fees and income25 32 19 (7)(22)32 
Capital markets and foreign exchange fees19 16 19 19 — — 
Wealth management and trust fees16 14 16 14 — — 
Other customer-related fees— — 17 
Customer-related fees
139 139 134 — — 
Fair value and nonhedge derivative income— — 33 
Dividends and other income10 17 (3)(30)
Securities gains, net12 NM10 NM
Total noninterest income
$166 $157 $152 $$14 

Total noninterest income for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by $14 million, or 9%, to $166 million from $152 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Total customer-related fees increased to $139 million from $134 million for the same periods. Loan-related fees and income increased $6 million due to residential mortgage loan originations and sales, which benefited from the reduction in benchmark interest rates and our enhanced customer-facing digital fulfillment process. Retail and business banking fees decreased by $2 million primarily due to less customer activity, in addition to fee waivers, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Bank recognized a positive $8 million credit valuation adjustment (“CVA”) on client-related interest rate swaps, compared with a positive $6 million CVA in the fourth quarter of 2019. Dividends and other income decreased to $7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 from $10 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, primarily due to lower dividends received from the Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”), reflecting less FHLB stock held by the Bank. Securities gains increased by $10 million, primarily as a result of realized gains on the sale of Farmer Mac Class C stock.
Noninterest Expense
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19$%$%
Salaries and employee benefits$277 $269 $305 $%$(28)(9)%
Occupancy, net33 33 34 — — (1)(3)
Furniture, equipment and software, net30 32 34 (2)(6)(4)(12)
Other real estate expense, net— — NMNM
Credit-related expense— — 20 
Professional and legal services19 12 13 58 46 
Advertising(1)(14)NM
FDIC premiums(1)(14)— — 
Other46 76 72 (30)(39)(26)(36)
Total noninterest expense
$424 $442 $472 $(18)(4)$(48)(10)
Adjusted noninterest expense 1
$423 $440 $435 $(17)(4)$(12)(3)
1 For information on non-GAAP financial measures, see pages 20-23.
Noninterest expense for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $424 million, a decrease of $48 million, or 10%, when compared with $472 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease was primarily attributable to a $28 million decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense and a decrease of $26 million in other noninterest expense. Salaries and employee benefits expense declined primarily as a result of the 5% workforce reduction announced in October 2019, which resulted in a $22 million severance charge in the fourth quarter of 2019. Other noninterest expense in the fourth quarter of 2019 included a $13 million impairment on owned or leased properties from branch and other office building closures, and $10 million of customer reimbursements made by the Bank to remedy a self-identified operational issue. Other noninterest expense also declined due to a $5 million decrease in travel and entertainment expenses.
These decreases in noninterest expense were partially offset by a $6 million increase in professional and legal services related to technology spend and third-party assistance related to PPP loan forgiveness, as well as a $3 million increase in advertising expense primarily associated with our efforts to retain "new to Bank" PPP recipients.
Adjusted noninterest expense for the fourth quarter of 2020 decreased $12 million, or 3%, to $423 million, compared with $435 million for the same prior year period. The efficiency ratio improved to 60.2% in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 62.2% for the third quarter of 2020, and 61.3% the fourth quarter of 2019. For information on non-GAAP financial measures, including differences between noninterest expense and adjusted noninterest expense, see pages 20-23.
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BALANCE SHEET ANALYSIS
Asset Quality
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19bpsbps
Ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and leases and other real estate owned
0.69 %0.68 %0.51 %18 
Annualized ratio of net loan and lease charge-offs to average loans
0.11 %0.38 %0.18 %(27)(7)
Ratio of total allowance for credit losses to loans1 and leases outstanding, at period end
1.56 %1.68 %1.14 %(12)42 
Ratio of total allowance for credit losses to loans1 and leases outstanding (excluding PPP loans), at period end
1.74 %1.91 %1.14 %(17)60 
$%$%
Classified loans$1,641 $1,639 $803 $— %$838 NM
Nonperforming assets371 372 251 (1)— 120 48
Net loan and lease charge-offs15 52 22 (37)(71)(7)(32)
Provision for credit losses(67)55 (122)NM(71)NM
1 Does not include loans held for sale.
Net loan and lease charge-offs were $15 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $22 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. The ratio of nonaccrual loans and accruing loans past due 90 days or more to loans and leases (ex-PPP) was 0.79% for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 0.52% for the fourth quarter of 2019. The ratio of classified loans to total loans and leases (ex-PPP) was 3.4%, compared with 1.6% for the same periods, respectively.
During 2020, the Bank provided payment deferrals or other payment modifications related to COVID-19 hardships, with respect to approximately $4.3 billion of total loan balances. As of December 31, 2020, $3.8 billion was outstanding, of which $3.4 billion, or 89%, had payments deferred, while the remaining $0.4 billion, or 11%, had their regularly scheduled payments otherwise modified, and approximately $42 million, or 1.1%, were 90 days or more past due. As of December 31, 2020, about $234 million, or 0.5%, of total loan balances (ex-PPP) were actively in a deferral related to COVID-19, including re-deferrals.
The Bank recorded a negative $67 million provision for credit losses during the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with a positive $55 million during the third quarter of 2020, and a positive $4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. The allowance for credit losses (“ACL”) was $835 million at December 31, 2020, compared with $917 million at September 30, 2020, and $554 million at December 31, 2019. The ACL decreased from September 30, 2020, as economic forecasts and both experienced and expected credit quality improved. The increase in the ACL, compared with the same prior year period, is primarily due to the economic stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ratio of total ACL to total loans and leases (ex-PPP) was 1.74% at December 31, 2020, compared with 1.91% at September 30, 2020, and 1.14% at December 31, 2019.
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Loans and Leases
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19$%$%
Loans held for sale$81 $89 $129 $(8)(9)%$(48)(37)%
Loans and leases:
Commercial excluding PPP loans
24,900 24,704 25,388 196 (488)(2)
Commercial PPP loans
5,572 6,810 — (1,238)(18)5,572 NM
Commercial real estate
12,104 12,027 11,555 77 549 
Consumer
10,900 11,204 11,766 (304)(3)(866)(7)
Loans and leases, net of unearned income and fees53,476 54,745 48,709 (1,269)(2)4,767 10 
Less allowance for loan losses
777 853 495 (76)(9)282 57 
Loans and leases held for investment, net of allowance
$52,699 $53,892 $48,214 $(1,193)(2)$4,485 

Loans and leases, net of unearned income and fees, increased $4.8 billion, or 10%, to $53.5 billion at December 31, 2020, from $48.7 billion at December 31, 2019, primarily due to the origination of PPP loans. Excluding PPP loans, commercial loans decreased by $488 million, as the stressed economic environment adversely impacted demand for these loans. Within commercial loans, a $1.3 billion decrease in commercial and industrial loans was partially offset by increases of $558 million in municipal loans and $284 million in owner-occupied commercial loans. Term commercial real estate loans increased $415 million. Consumer loans decreased $866 million, which was spread across all consumer loan subcategories. Unfunded lending commitments and letters of credit increased $900 million, or 3.8%, to $24.8 billion at December 31, 2020, from $23.9 billion at December 31, 2019, primarily due to a decrease in commitment utilization.
Oil and Gas-Related Exposure1
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19$%$%
Loans and leases
Upstream$916 $965 $1,041 $(49)(5)%$(125)(12)%
Midstream814 853 863 (39)(5)(49)(6)
Oil and gas services392 417 439 (25)(6)(47)(11)
Downstream197 210 158 (13)(6)39 25 
Total loan and lease balances2
2,319 2,445 2,501 (126)(5)(182)(7)
Unfunded lending commitments1,868 1,884 2,171 (16)(1)(303)(14)
Total oil and gas credit exposure$4,187 $4,329 $4,672 $(142)(3)$(485)(10)
Credit quality measures% pts% pts
Nonaccrual loan ratio2.7 %3.2 %0.7 %(0.5)2.0 
Ratio of nonaccrual loans that are current92.1 %74.4 %66.7 %17.7 25.4 
Net charge-off ratio, annualized3
2.1 %3.4 %0.5 %(1.3)1.6 
1Because many borrowers operate in multiple businesses, judgment has been applied in characterizing a borrower as oil and
gas-related, including a particular segment of oil and gas-related activity, e.g., upstream or midstream; typically, 50% of
revenues coming from the oil and gas sector is used as a guide.
2Total oil and gas-related loan and lease balances at both December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020 include approximately $171 million of PPP loans, respectively.
3Calculated as the ratio of annualized net charge-offs for each respective period to loan balances at each period end.
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At December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, oil and gas-related loans represented 4% and 5% of the total loan portfolio, respectively. Due to active risk management of the portfolio, the mix of oil and gas-related loans at December 31, 2020 consists of 40% upstream, 35% midstream, 17% oil and gas-related services, and 8% downstream, compared with 42%, 34%, 18%, and 6%, respectively, at December 31, 2019. Upstream loans are made to reserve-based borrowers, and approximately 81% of the upstream loans are collateralized by the value of the borrower’s oil and gas reserves. For the fourth quarter of 2020, the oil and gas-related classified loan ratio was 11.9%, the annualized net charge-off ratio was 2.1%, and the allowance for credit losses related to oil and gas-related loans was 4.5%.
Deposits and Borrowed Funds
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19$%$%
Noninterest-bearing demand$32,494 $31,338 $23,576 $1,156 %$8,918 38 %
Interest-bearing:
Savings and money market
34,571 32,305 28,790 2,266 5,781 20 
Time
2,588 3,451 4,719 (863)(25)(2,131)(45)
Total deposits$69,653 $67,094 $57,085 $2,559 $12,568 22 
Borrowed funds:
Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings$1,572 $1,252 $2,053 $320 26 $(481)(23)
Long-term debt1,336 1,347 1,723 (11)(1)(387)(22)
Total borrowed funds$2,908 $2,599 $3,776 $309 12 $(868)(23)

Total deposits increased by $12.6 billion, or 22%, to $69.7 billion as of December 31, 2020, primarily due to an $8.9 billion increase in noninterest-bearing deposits, which was impacted by various government stimulus programs.
Average total deposits increased to $68.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $56.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019. Average noninterest-bearing deposits increased 35% to $32.0 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020, from $23.8 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, and were 47% and 42% of average total deposits, respectively, for the same periods.
Total borrowed funds decreased $0.9 billion, or 23%, to $2.9 billion as of December 31, 2020. Average borrowed funds decreased to $2.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $4.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease in both end-of-period and average borrowed funds reflects less reliance on federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings due to the strength of deposit growth, which significantly exceeded earning asset growth over this period.
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Shareholders’ Equity
4Q20 - 3Q204Q20 - 4Q19
(In millions)4Q203Q204Q19$%$%
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock
$566 $566 $566 $— — %$— — %
Common stock and additional paid-in capital
2,686 2,680 2,735 — (49)(2)
Retained earnings
4,309 4,090 4,009 219 300 
Accumulated other comprehensive income
325 332 43 (7)(2)282 NM
Total shareholders' equity$7,886 $7,668 $7,353 $218 $533 
Capital distributions:
Common dividends paid
$56 $56 $57 $— — $(1)(2)
Bank common stock repurchased
— — 275 — NM(275)NM
Total capital distributed to common shareholders$56 $56 $332 $— — $(276)(83)

Shareholders’ Equity
During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Bank’s common stock dividend was $0.34 per share, the same as the fourth quarter of 2019. Accumulated other comprehensive income improved $282 million to $325 million as of December 31, 2020, compared with $43 million as of December 31, 2019. The improvement was primarily a result of increases in the fair value of available-for-sale securities due to changes in interest rates. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding decreased 14.8 million from the fourth quarter of 2019, primarily due to the out-of-the-money expiration of 29.2 million ZIONW warrants on May 22, 2020.
Tangible book value per common share increased to $38.42 at December 31, 2020, compared with $34.98 at December 31, 2019. Basel III common equity tier 1 (“CET1”) capital was $6.0 billion at December 31, 2020 and $5.7 billion at December 31, 2019. The estimated Basel III CET1 capital ratio was 10.8% at December 31, 2020, compared with 10.2% at December 31, 2019. For information on non-GAAP financial measures, see pages 20-23.
On January 1, 2020, the Bank adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13, Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and its subsequent updates, often referred to as the Current Expected Credit Loss ("CECL") accounting standard. The OCC, Federal Reserve and FDIC issued a joint statement on March 27, 2020, revised on April 7, 2020, with proposed guidance for banking institutions that have adopted CECL in 2020. The Bank adopted the provisions of this interim final rule, which allows banks to add back, for regulatory capital purposes only, a transition adjustment related to CECL beginning with the first quarter 2020 financial statements. The adoption of these provisions improved our CET1 capital ratio at December 31, 2020 by 10 basis points.
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Supplemental Presentation and Conference Call
Zions has posted a supplemental presentation to its website, which will be used to discuss these fourth quarter results at 5:30 p.m. ET this afternoon (January 19, 2021). Media representatives, analysts, investors and the public are invited to join this discussion by calling (253) 237-1247 (domestic and international) and entering the passcode 7491914, or via on-demand webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Zions Bancorporation website at zionsbancorporation.com. The webcast of the conference call will also be archived and available for 30 days.
About Zions Bancorporation, N.A.
Zions Bancorporation, N.A. is one of the nation's premier financial services companies with annual net revenue of $2.8 billion in 2020 and more than $80 billion of total assets. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The Bank is a consistent recipient of national and state-wide customer survey awards in small and middle-market banking, as well as a leader in public finance advisory services and Small Business Administration lending, recently ranking as the 9th largest provider in the U.S. of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loans. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices. Investor information and links to local banking brands can be accessed at zionsbancorporation.com.
Forward-Looking Information
This earnings release includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding future events or determinations, all of which are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, market trends, industry results or regulatory outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Without limiting the foregoing, the words “forecasts,” “targets,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “can,” “continue,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plans,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “will” and the negative thereof and similar words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about future financial and operating results. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in the release. Important risk factors that may cause such material differences include, but are not limited to, the effects of the spread of the virus commonly referred to as the coronavirus or COVID-19 (and other potentially similar pandemic situations) and associated impacts on general economic conditions on, among other things, our customers’ ability to make timely payments on obligations, fee income revenue due to reduced loan origination activity and card swipe income, operating expense due to alternative approaches to doing business, and so forth; the Bank’s ability to meet operating leverage goals; the rate of change of interest-sensitive assets and liabilities relative to changes in benchmark interest rates; the ability of the Bank to upgrade its core deposit system and implement new digital products in order to remain competitive; risks associated with information security, such as
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systems breaches and failures; and legislative, regulatory and economic developments. These risks, as well as other factors, are discussed in the Bank’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available at the SEC’s Internet site (https://www.sec.gov/). In addition, you may obtain documents filed with the SEC by the Bank free of charge by contacting: Investor Relations, Zions Bancorporation, N.A., One South Main Street, 11th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84133, (801) 844-7637.
We caution you against undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our views only as of the date they are made. Except as may be required by law, Zions Bancorporation, N.A. specifically disclaims any obligation to update any factors or to publicly announce the result of revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments.


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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
(In millions, except share, per share, and ratio data)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
BALANCE SHEET 1
Loans held for investment, net of allowance$52,699 $53,892 $54,269 $49,197 $48,214 
Total assets81,476 78,357 76,447 71,467 69,172 
Deposits69,653 67,094 65,684 57,518 57,085 
Total shareholders’ equity7,886 7,668 7,575 7,472 7,353 
STATEMENT OF INCOME
Net earnings applicable to common shareholders
$275 $167 $57 $$174 
Net interest income550 555 563 548 559 
Taxable-equivalent net interest income 2
557 562 569 555 566 
Total noninterest income166 157 117 134 152 
Total noninterest expense424 442 430 408 472 
Adjusted pre-provision net revenue 2
280 267 300 299 275 
Provision for credit losses(67)55 168 258 
SHARE AND PER COMMON SHARE AMOUNTS
Net earnings per diluted common share$1.66 $1.01 $0.34 $0.04 $0.97 
Dividends0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34 
Book value per common share 1
44.61 43.30 42.74 42.15 41.12 
Tangible book value per common share 1, 2
38.42 37.11 36.56 35.96 34.98 
Weighted average share price36.86 32.09 31.53 41.02 48.39 
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding (in thousands)
163,900 163,779 164,425 172,998 178,718 
Common shares outstanding (in thousands) 1
164,090 164,009 163,978 163,852 165,057 
SELECTED RATIOS AND OTHER DATA
Return on average assets1.41 %0.89 %0.35 %0.08 %1.04 %
Return on average common equity15.3 %9.4 %3.3 %0.3 %10.1 %
Return on average tangible common equity 2
17.8 %11.0 %3.8 %0.4 %11.8 %
Net interest margin2.95 %3.06 %3.23 %3.41 %3.46 %
Cost of total deposits, annualized0.08 %0.11 %0.15 %0.36 %0.44 %
Efficiency ratio 2
60.2 %62.2 %57.3 %57.7 %61.3 %
Effective tax rate20.9 %18.6 %19.5 %12.5 %22.1 %
Ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and leases and other real estate owned
0.69 %0.68 %0.62 %0.56 %0.51 %
Annualized ratio of net loan and lease charge-offs to average loans0.11 %0.38 %0.23 %0.06 %0.18 %
Ratio of total allowance for credit losses to loans and leases outstanding 1
1.56 %1.68 %1.66 %1.56 %1.14 %
Full-time equivalent employees
9,678 9,726 9,859 9,879 10,188 
CAPITAL RATIOS AND DATA 1
Common equity tier 1 capital$6,013 $5,804 $5,696 $5,667 $5,719 
Risk-weighted assets 3
55,864 55,654 55,878 56,861 56,039 
Tangible common equity ratio7.8 %7.9 %7.9 %8.4 %8.5 %
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 3
10.8 %10.4 %10.2 %10.0 %10.2 %
Tier 1 leverage ratio 3
8.3 %8.3 %8.4 %9.0 %9.2 %
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 3
11.8 %11.4 %11.2 %11.0 %11.2 %
Total risk-based capital ratio 3
14.1 %13.7 %13.5 %13.2 %13.2 %
1    At period end.
2    For information on non-GAAP financial measures, see pages 20-23.
3 Current period ratios and amounts represent estimates.
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, shares in thousands)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
(Unaudited)(Unaudited)(Unaudited)(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks$543 $576 $570 $730 $705 
Money market investments:
Interest-bearing deposits1,074 856 1,579 1,225 743 
Federal funds sold and security resell agreements5,765 2,804 266 550 484 
Investment securities:
Held-to-maturity1, at amortized cost
636 592 688 585 592 
Available-for-sale, at fair value15,731 14,662 14,201 14,231 13,725 
Trading account, at fair value266 198 160 160 182 
Total securities, net of allowance16,633 15,452 15,049 14,976 14,499 
Loans held for sale81 89 105 140 129 
Loans and leases, net of unearned income and fees53,476 54,745 55,129 49,927 48,709 
Less allowance for loan losses777 853 860 730 495 
Loans held for investment, net of allowance52,699 53,892 54,269 49,197 48,214 
Other noninterest-bearing investments817 830 813 916 898 
Premises, equipment and software, net1,209 1,187 1,173 1,144 1,142 
Goodwill and intangibles1,015 1,016 1,014 1,014 1,014 
Other real estate owned
Other assets1,636 1,649 1,604 1,569 1,336 
Total assets$81,476 $78,357 $76,447 $71,467 $69,172 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing demand$32,494 $31,338 $30,714 $24,380 $23,576 
Interest-bearing:
Savings and money market34,571 32,305 31,307 28,901 28,790 
Time2,588 3,451 3,663 4,237 4,719 
Total deposits69,653 67,094 65,684 57,518 57,085 
Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings
1,572 1,252 860 3,765 2,053 
Long-term debt1,336 1,347 1,353 1,795 1,723 
Reserve for unfunded lending commitments58 64 54 47 59 
Other liabilities971 932 921 870 899 
Total liabilities73,590 70,689 68,872 63,995 61,819 
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, without par value; authorized 4,400 shares566 566 566 566 566 
Common stock2 ($0.001 par value; authorized 350,000 shares) and additional paid-in capital
2,686 2,680 2,675 2,668 2,735 
Retained earnings4,309 4,090 3,979 3,979 4,009 
Accumulated other comprehensive income325 332 355 259 43 
Total shareholders’ equity7,886 7,668 7,575 7,472 7,353 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$81,476 $78,357 $76,447 $71,467 $69,172 
1 Held-to-maturity (approximate fair value)
$640 $596 $691 $587 $597 
2 Common shares (issued and outstanding)
164,090 164,009 163,978 163,852 165,057 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
(In millions, except share and per share amounts)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Interest income:
Interest and fees on loans$499 $505 $514 $532 $557 
Interest on money market investments
Interest on securities69 74 80 82 83 
Total interest income571 581 595 622 647 
Interest expense:
Interest on deposits13 18 23 51 62 
Interest on short- and long-term borrowings23 26 
Total interest expense21 26 32 74 88 
Net interest income550 555 563 548 559 
Provision for credit losses:
Provision for loan losses(61)45 161 240 
Provision for unfunded lending commitments(6)10 18 (3)
Total provision for credit losses(67)55 168 258 
Net interest income after provision for credit losses617 500 395 290 555 
Noninterest income:
Commercial account fees32 32 30 31 31 
Card fees22 21 19 21 23 
Retail and business banking fees18 17 15 19 20 
Loan-related fees and income25 32 27 26 19 
Capital markets and foreign exchange fees19 16 18 24 19 
Wealth management and trust fees16 14 15 16 16 
Other customer-related fees
Customer-related fees139 139 130 143 134 
Fair value and nonhedge derivative income (loss)(12)(11)
Dividends and other income10 
Securities gains (losses), net12 (4)(6)
Total noninterest income166 157 117 134 152 
Noninterest expense:
Salaries and employee benefits277 269 267 274 305 
Occupancy, net33 33 32 33 34 
Furniture, equipment and software, net30 32 32 32 34 
Other real estate expense, net— — — — 
Credit-related expense
Professional and legal services19 12 10 12 13 
Advertising
FDIC premiums
Other46 76 73 45 72 
Total noninterest expense424 442 430 408 472 
Income before income taxes359 215 82 16 235 
Income taxes75 40 16 52 
Net income284 175 66 14 183 
Preferred stock dividends(9)(8)(9)(8)(9)
Net earnings applicable to common shareholders$275 $167 $57 $$174 
Weighted average common shares outstanding during the period:
Basic shares (in thousands)163,658 163,608 163,542 164,143 167,078 
Diluted shares (in thousands)163,900 163,779 164,425 172,998 178,718 
Net earnings per common share:
Basic$1.66 $1.01 $0.34 $0.04 $1.03 
Diluted1.66 1.01 0.34 0.04 0.97 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Year Ended December 31,
(In millions, except share and per share amounts)202020192018
(Unaudited)
Interest income:
Interest and fees on loans$2,050 $2,289 $2,102 
Interest on money market investments14 32 29 
Interest on securities304 362 350 
Total interest income2,368 2,683 2,481 
Interest expense:
Interest on deposits105 254 135 
Interest on short- and long-term borrowings48 157 116 
Total interest expense153 411 251 
Net interest income2,215 2,272 2,230 
Provision for credit losses:
Provision for loan losses384 37 (39)
Provision for unfunded lending commitments29 (1)
Total provision for credit losses413 39 (40)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses1,802 2,233 2,270 
Noninterest income:
Commercial account fees125 121 122 
Card fees82 92 94 
Retail and business banking fees68 78 78 
Loan-related fees and income109 75 74 
Capital markets and foreign exchange fees77 78 58 
Wealth management and trust fees62 60 55 
Other customer-related fees26 21 27 
Customer-related fees549 525 508 
Fair value and nonhedge derivative income (loss)(6)(9)(1)
Dividends and other investment income24 43 44 
Securities gains, net
Total noninterest income574 562 552 
Noninterest expense:
Salaries and employee benefits1,087 1,141 1,070 
Occupancy, net130 133 132 
Furniture, equipment and software, net127 135 126 
Other real estate expense, net(3)
Credit-related expense22 20 25 
Professional and legal services52 47 52 
Advertising19 19 26 
FDIC premiums25 25 50 
Other241 225 197 
Total noninterest expense1,704 1,742 1,679 
Income before income taxes672 1,053 1,143 
Income taxes133 237 259 
Net income539 816 884 
Preferred stock dividends(34)(34)(34)
Net earnings applicable to common shareholders$505 $782 $850 
Weighted average common shares outstanding during the year:
Basic shares (in thousands)163,737 175,984 193,589 
Diluted shares (in thousands)165,613 186,504 206,501 
Net earnings per common share:
Basic$3.06 $4.41 $4.36 
Diluted3.02 4.16 4.08 
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Loan Balances Held for Investment by Portfolio Type
(Unaudited)
(In millions)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Commercial:
Commercial and industrial$13,444 $13,543 $14,076 $15,533 $14,760 
PPP5,572 6,810 6,690 — — 
Leasing320 319 324 331 334 
Owner occupied8,185 8,136 8,083 8,045 7,901 
Municipal2,951 2,706 2,535 2,483 2,393 
Total commercial30,472 31,514 31,708 26,392 25,388 
Commercial real estate:
Construction and land development2,345 2,298 2,367 2,257 2,211 
Term9,759 9,729 9,587 9,484 9,344 
Total commercial real estate12,104 12,027 11,954 11,741 11,555 
Consumer:
Home equity credit line2,745 2,797 2,856 2,958 2,917 
1-4 family residential6,969 7,209 7,393 7,567 7,568 
Construction and other consumer real estate630 633 640 629 624 
Bankcard and other revolving plans432 431 437 488 502 
Other124 134 141 152 155 
Total consumer10,900 11,204 11,467 11,794 11,766 
Loans and leases, net of unearned income and fees$53,476 $54,745 $55,129 $49,927 $48,709 

Nonperforming Assets
(Unaudited)
(In millions)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Nonaccrual loans1
$367 $366 $339 $274 $243 
Other real estate owned
Total nonperforming assets$371 $372 $344 $280 $251 
Ratio of nonperforming assets to loans1 and leases and other real estate owned
0.69 %0.68 %0.62 %0.56 %0.51 %
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more$12 $$16 $$10 
Ratio of accruing loans past due 90 days or more to loans1 and leases
0.02 %0.02 %0.03 %0.02 %0.02 %
Nonaccrual loans and accruing loans past due 90 days or more
$379 $375 $355 $282 $253 
Ratio of nonaccrual loans and accruing loans past due 90 days or more to loans1 and leases
0.71 %0.68 %0.64 %0.56 %0.52 %
Accruing loans past due 30-89 days$112 $58 $168 $135 $75 
Restructured loans included in nonaccrual loans113 84 88 88 75 
Restructured loans on accrual198 197 197 79 78 
Classified loans1,641 1,639 1,477 881 803 
1 Includes loans held for sale.
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Allowance for Credit Losses
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
(In millions)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Allowance for Loan Losses
Balance at beginning of period1
$853 $860 $730 $497 $510 
Provision for loan losses(61)45 161 240 
Loan and lease charge-offs21 58 36 13 32 
Less: Recoveries10 
Net loan and lease charge-offs15 52 31 22 
Balance at end of period$777 $853 $860 $730 $495 
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to loans2 and leases, at period end
1.45 %1.56 %1.56 %1.46 %1.02 %
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual loans2 at period end
212 %242 %254 %266 %204 %
Annualized ratio of net loan and lease charge-offs to average loans
0.11 %0.38 %0.23 %0.06 %0.18 %
Reserve for Unfunded Lending Commitments
Balance at beginning of period1
$64 $54 $47 $29 $62 
Provision for unfunded lending commitments(6)10 18 (3)
Balance at end of period$58 $64 $54 $47 $59 
Allowance for Credit Losses
Allowance for loan losses$777 $853 $860 $730 $495 
Reserve for unfunded lending commitments58 64 54 47 59 
Total allowance for credit losses$835 $917 $914 $777 $554 
Ratio of total allowance for credit losses to loans2 and leases outstanding, at period end
1.56 %1.68 %1.66 %1.56 %1.14 %
Ratio of total allowance for credit losses to loans2 and leases outstanding (excluding PPP loans), at period end
1.74 %1.91 %1.88 %1.56 %1.14 %
1 Beginning balances at March 31, 2020 for the allowance for loan losses and reserve for unfunded lending commitments do not agree to their respective ending balances at December 31, 2019 because of the adoption of the CECL accounting standard; the allowance for loan losses was adjusted to $497 million, the reserve for unfunded lending commitments was adjusted to $29 million on January 1, 2020.
2 Does not include loans held for sale.
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Nonaccrual Loans by Portfolio Type
(Unaudited)
(In millions)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Loans held for sale$— $14 $— $— $— 
Commercial:
Commercial and industrial$140 $158 $172 $135 $110 
Leasing— — 
Owner occupied76 81 68 65 65 
Municipal— — — — — 
Total commercial216 240 241 201 175 
Commercial real estate:
Construction and land development— — — — — 
Term31 37 23 15 16 
Total commercial real estate31 37 23 15 16 
Consumer:
Home equity credit line16 16 15 14 12 
1-4 family residential103 59 59 43 40 
Construction and other consumer real estate— — — — — 
Bankcard and other revolving plans— — 
Other— — — — — 
Total consumer120 75 75 58 52 
Total nonaccrual loans$367 $366 $339 $274 $243 

Net Charge-Offs by Portfolio Type
(Unaudited)
(In millions)December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Commercial:
Commercial and industrial$15 $51 $26 $$19 
Leasing— — — — — 
Owner occupied— (1)(1)(1)
Municipal— — — — — 
Total commercial15 50 28 18 
Commercial real estate:
Construction and land development— — — — (1)
Term— — — 
Total commercial real estate— — — 
Consumer:
Home equity credit line— — — — 
1-4 family residential(1)— — (1)(1)
Construction and other consumer real estate— — — — — 
Bankcard and other revolving plans— 
Other— 
Total consumer loans— 
Total net charge-offs (recoveries)$15 $52 $31 $$22 
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CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS, YIELDS AND RATES
(Unaudited)Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
(In millions)Average balance
Average
yield/rate
1
Average balance
Average
yield/rate
1
Average balance
Average
yield/rate
1
ASSETS
Money market investments$5,450 0.21 %$3,116 0.25 %$1,440 1.92 %
Securities:
Held-to-maturity