Speed Blamed In Chautauqua County Crash That Destroyed Vehicle

first_imgImage by New York State Police.POMFRET – A man was airlifted to UPMC Hamot Hospital following a crash that destroyed a vehicle on Monday night.New York State Police say the vehicle’s driver, 20-year-old Justin Edwards, of Fredonia, was speeding on Chautauqua Road in the Town of Pomfret just before 10 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.Troopers say the 2005 Chevy Avalanche then left the shoulder, struck a road sign, then a tree, overturned and then came to a stop crashing into two parked vehicles.Police say the front seat passenger, 47-year-old William Edwards, also of Fredonia, was airlifted with non-life-threatening injuries, while Justin Edwards was treated at the scene for minor cuts. Justin Edwards is charged with unsafe speed, moved from lane unsafely and failed to maintain lane.The vehicle was destroyed in the crash.Alstar Ambulance and Fredonia Fire also responded to the scene.Image by New York State Police. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Low-tech Design Works.

first_img Photo:Brad Haire Works in the fieldWorth County farmer Johnny Cochran is using the EASY scheduler in his fields this year. He’s comparing it to a more expensive, computer-based system he also uses.”You can tell somebody put a lot of thought into making it, but usually something this simple-looking doesn’t work.,” Cochran said.Though the computer-based system can give more specific information, Cochran said, the EASY scheduler works just as well at telling when crops need or don’t need water.And that’s important to him.This time of year, most crops need about two inches of available water each week. It costs a farmer about $4 per inch of water per acre. One 100-acre field would cost the farmer $800 to irrigate per week.”Farmers don’t want to irrigate,” Cochran said. “It costs money and time. But sometimes you’ve got to have it. With water use looking like it’s going to be regulated more and more in the future, if you can get by without applying water, it’s cheaper for the farmer and saves the water.”For information about the UGA EASY Pan Irrigation Scheduler, contact your county UGA Extension Service office. Worth County farmer Johnny Cochran checksthe EASY scheduler in his peanut field. Photo:Brad Haire What do you get when you combine a washtub, chicken wire, a toilet bowl float and a few things from your local hardware store? You get a precise monitoring device that can help farmers save time, money and conserve water, say experts with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The device is the UGA EASY (Evaporation-based Accumulator for Sprinkler-enhanced Yield) Pan Irrigation Scheduler. It’s designed to provide a simple, cost-efficient, low-maintenance way for farmers to know when or if their crops need water, says Kerry Harrison, a UGA CAES engineer.”This irrigation scheduler is another alternative farmers can use to schedule irrigation that doesn’t require a lot of investment or effort,” says Harrison, who helped design the scheduler. Low investmentFor many years, farmers have asked for a low-cost tool that could tell them precisely when to irrigate crops. So, Harrison, along with Dan Thomas, a CAES engineering professor, set out to develop such a tool.Several higher-tech monitoring systems are available on the market. These systems can be expensive, require a computer to calculate readings and can be time consuming.For about a $50 investment in common, but specific, components and another $50 of labor, almost anybody can make and use the EASY scheduler, Harrison said.Meets the needsThe EASY scheduler addresses four basic needs for a irrigation monitoring device:*It eliminates complicated math equations.*It’s easy to calibrate.*It takes into consideration plant rooting depth.*And it’s easy to operate.The EASY scheduler operates on a basic principle important to irrigation management known as potential evapotranspiration (PET). This is how much water can be removed from the plants (transpiration) and soil (evaporation) without compromising the water needs of the plants.By placing screen materials over the washtub, this device automatically reflects the PET of several crop situations. Chicken wire is used for peanuts. Screen door wire is used for cotton.The device responds to water removal and water addition, like rainfall or irrigation.The specific (#3 17-gallon Galvanized) size of the washtub eliminates the need for calibration.The length of the rod attached to the toilet bowl float can be adjusted to consider the rooting depth of plants.”With the indicator attached, you can read it just like a gas gauge to determine when or how close you want to get to empty before watering,” Harrison said.It’s easy to use “as long as you put it in the field,” Harrison said. “You don’t even have to get out of the truck to check it.”Harrison recommends putting the device at the same height as the plant canopy for a true reading. The UGA EASY Pan Irrigation Scheduler is a low-cost, simplified way for farmers to monitor irrigation use.last_img read more

Chittenden Bank parent company reports flat earnings

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,People’s United Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBCT) announced July 16, 2009, net income of $27.4 million, or $0.08 per share, for the second quarter of 2009, compared to $26.7 million, or $0.08 per share, for the first quarter of 2009, and $43.0 million, or $0.13 per share, for the second quarter of 2008. Second quarter 2009 earnings reflect continued margin pressure associated with the historically low interest rate environment and the company’s asset sensitive balance sheet, and security gains that served to offset an FDIC special assessment charge.For the second quarter of 2009, return on average tangible assets was 0.57 percent and return on average tangible stockholders’ equity was 3.0 percent, compared to 0.57 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively, for the first quarter of 2009. At June 30, 2009, People’s United Financial’s tangible equity ratio stood at 18.7 percent.The Board of Directors of People’s United Financial declared a $0.1525 per share quarterly dividend, payable August 15, 2009 to shareholders of record on August 1, 2009. Based on the closing stock price on July 15, 2009, the dividend yield on People’s United Financial common stock is 3.9 percent.”Our second quarter performance reflects continued growth in our core commercial and home equity loan portfolios and deposits during a difficult economic environment, specifically as it relates to the current level of interest rates and our asset-sensitive balance sheet,” stated Philip R. Sherringham, President and Chief Executive Officer. “However, the pillars of our financial position – strong asset quality and prudent management of our excess capital – have served us well in these challenging times. Modest levels of net loan charge-offs and nine percent year-over-year growth in our core lending portfolios continue to differentiate us from most in the banking sector. Despite an increase in non-performing assets during the quarter as the economy continued to show signs of weakness, we still believe that any potential losses attributable to those assets will be limited.”Sherringham added, “While we are well-positioned to benefit from future increases in interest rates given our asset-sensitivity, the current rate environment continues to pressure our net interest margin. Our strategic focus remains on expansion through opportunistic acquisitions even as we continue to pursue organic growth throughout our franchise. The strength of our capital and liquidity, asset quality and earnings, as well as the fact that our balance sheet continues to be funded almost entirely by deposits and stockholders’ equity, are features that set us apart from most in the industry.”Sherringham continued, “We believe one important catalyst for growth is our ability to enhance the customer experience. With this in mind, we were very pleased to announce in May that J.D. Power and Associates ranked People’s United Bank ‘Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the New England Region.’ This recognition underscores our long-term commitment to our customers. Our continued core business growth in these challenging times is, of course, the most tangible indication of our customers’ satisfaction.””Significant drivers of the company’s performance this quarter were loan growth across our strategic lending businesses, continued low levels of net loan charge-offs, improved fee income, and expense control, partially offset by continued margin pressure and our decision to increase the allowance for loan losses,” said Paul D. Burner, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Compared to the first quarter of 2009, average commercial banking loans, excluding shared national credits, increased $125 million, or 6 percent annualized, while our home equity loan portfolio increased $20 million, or 4 percent annualized.”Burner continued, “In addition, during the second quarter, mortgage-backed securities with a book value of $723 million were sold, with a portion of the proceeds reinvested in mortgage-backed securities with longer maturities and substantially-equivalent yields. This investment portfolio repositioning, which was undertaken to mitigate prepayment risk, generated security gains totaling $12.0 million. Total non-interest expense, adjusted for the FDIC special assessment charge in the second quarter and one-time charges in the first quarter, increased a modest $1.5 million during the period. The 13 basis point decline in the net interest margin was primarily attributable to an increase of $540 million, or 15 percent annualized, in average deposits during the second quarter that were invested in federal funds at 25 basis points.”Commenting on asset quality, Burner stated, “As previously disclosed, a single shared national credit accounted for $17 million, or 40 percent, of the increase in non-performing loans this quarter. Another $9.1 million, or 22 percent, of the increase was attributable to the residential mortgage portfolio, which is a reflection of higher levels of unemployment across our franchise, while $7.5 million, or 18 percent, of the increase was noted within the equipment financing portfolio, reflecting broader economic weakness. Notwithstanding the increase in non-performing assets, our continued low level of net loan charge-offs in this current economic environment is a testament to our disciplined underwriting standards.”Second quarter net loan charge-offs totaled $6.0 million compared to $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2009. Net loan charge-offs as a percent of average loans on an annualized basis were 0.16 percent in the second quarter of 2009 compared to 0.18 percent in this year’s first quarter. The provision for loan losses in the second quarter of 2009 reflects an $8.0 million increase in the allowance for loan losses to $167.0 million at June 30, 2009.At June 30, 2009, non-performing loans totaled $168.0 million and the ratio of non-performing loans to total loans was 1.15 percent, compared to $126.1 million and 0.86 percent, respectively, at March 31, 2009. Non-performing assets totaled $182.0 million at June 30, 2009, a $40.0 million increase from March 31, 2009. Non-performing assets equaled 1.25 percent of total loans, REO and repossessed assets at June 30, 2009 compared to 0.97 percent at March 31, 2009. At June 30, 2009, the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.15 percent and as a percentage of non-performing loans was 99 percent, compared to 1.09 percent and 126 percent, respectively, at March 31, 2009.Conference CallOn July 17, 2009, at 11 a.m., Eastern Time, People’s United Financial will host a conference call to discuss this earnings announcement. The call may be heard through www.peoples.com(link is external) by selecting “Investor Relations” in the “About People’s” section on the home page, and then selecting “Conference Calls” in the “News and Events” section. Additional materials relating to the call may also be accessed at People’s United Bank’s web site. The call will be archived on the web site and available for approximately 90 days.Selected Financial TermsIn addition to evaluating People’s United Financial’s results of operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), management routinely supplements this evaluation with an analysis of certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as the efficiency ratio. Management believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides information useful to investors in understanding People’s United Financial’s underlying operating performance and trends, and facilitates comparisons with the performance of other banks and thrifts. Further, the efficiency ratio is used by management in its assessment of financial performance specifically as it relates to non-interest expense control.The efficiency ratio, which represents an approximate measure of the cost required by People’s United Financial to generate a dollar of revenue, is the ratio of total non-interest expense (excluding goodwill impairment charges, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and fair value adjustments, losses on real estate assets and nonrecurring expenses) to net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis (excluding fair value adjustments) plus total non-interest income (including the fully taxable equivalent adjustment on bank-owned life insurance income, and excluding gains and losses on sales of assets, other than residential mortgage loans, and nonrecurring income). People’s United Financial generally considers an item of income or expense to be nonrecurring if it is not similar to an item of income or expense of a type incurred within the last two years and is not similar to an item of income or expense of a type reasonably expected to be incurred within the following two years.2Q 2009 Financial HighlightsSummaryNet income totaled $27.4 million, or $0.08 per share.Net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis totaled $142.1 million.Net interest margin decreased 13 basis points from 1Q09 to 3.12%.Average investments, excluding mortgage-backed securities, totaled $2.9 billion, or 16% of average earning assets, and yielded 0.27% in 2Q09.Average deposits increased $540 million, or 15% annualized, from 1Q09.Provision for loan losses totaled $14.0 million.Net loan charge-offs totaled $6.0 million in 2Q09 compared to $6.4 million in 1Q09.The allowance for loan losses was increased by $8.0 million in 2Q09 from 1Q09 levels.Non-interest income, excluding net security gains, totaled $73.0 million in 2Q09 compared to $66.8 million in 1Q09.Bank service charges increased $2.5 million from 1Q09.Gains on sales of residential mortgage loans increased $1.9 million from 1Q09.Net security gains totaled $12.0 million in 2Q09 and $5.4 million in 1Q09.Non-interest expense, excluding an FDIC special assessment charge and one-time charges, totaled $164.7 million in 2Q09 compared to $163.2 million in 1Q09.FDIC special assessment charge in 2Q09 totaled $8.4 million.One-time charges in 1Q09 totaled $4.4 million.Effective income tax rate was 30.0% in 2Q09 and 31.2% in the first six months of 2009.Commercial BankingAverage commercial banking loans, excluding shared national credits, increased $125 million, or 6% annualized, from 1Q09 to $8.7 billion.Shared national credits totaled $617.3 million at June 30, 2009, a $55.0 million decrease from March 31, 2009.Non-performing commercial banking assets totaled $122.5 million at June 30, 2009, a $32.6 million increase from March 31, 2009.The ratio of non-performing commercial banking loans to total commercial banking loans was 1.21% at June 30, 2009 compared to 0.85% at March 31, 2009.Net loan charge-offs totaled $3.3 million, or 0.15% annualized, of average commercial banking loans in 2Q09, compared to $3.7 million, or 0.16% annualized, in 1Q09.Retail & Small Business BankingAverage residential mortgage loans totaled $3.0 billion, a $157 million decrease (excluding loans held for sale) from 1Q09, reflecting People’s United Financial’s strategy to sell essentially all newly-originated loans.Average home equity loans increased $20 million, or 4% annualized, from 1Q09 to $2.0 billion.Average indirect auto loans totaled $0.2 billion, unchanged from 1Q09.Home equity net loan charge-offs totaled $0.6 million, or 0.13% annualized, of average home equity loans.Indirect auto net loan charge-offs totaled $0.7 million, or 1.14% annualized, of average indirect auto loans.Wealth ManagementInvestment management fees increased $1.1 million from 1Q09, primarily reflecting the increase in assets under custody and management resulting from the improvement in the equity markets.Insurance revenue declined $1.5 million from 1Q09, reflecting the combination of the seasonal nature of insurance renewals and a continued soft insurance market resulting from the contracting economy.Assets under custody and management, which are not reported as assets of People’s United Financial, totaled $9.4 billion at June 30, 2009 compared to $9.2 billion at March 31, 2009.People’s United Financial, a diversified financial services company with $21 billion in assets, provides commercial banking, retail and small business banking, and wealth management services through a network of nearly 300 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and New York. Through its subsidiaries, People’s United Financial provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking in nature. These include all statements about People’s United Financial’s plans, objectives, expectations and other statements that are not historical facts, and usually use words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe” and similar expressions. Such statements represent management’s current beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause People’s United Financial’s actual results or financial condition to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Factors of particular importance to People’s United Financial include, but are not limited to: (1) changes in general, national or regional economic conditions; (2) changes in interest rates; (3) changes in loan default and charge-off rates; (4) changes in deposit levels; (5) changes in levels of income and expense in non-interest income and expense related activities; (6) residential mortgage and secondary market activity; (7) changes in accounting and regulatory guidance applicable to banks; (8) price levels and conditions in the public securities markets generally; (9) competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; and (10) the successful completion of the integration of Chittenden Corporation. People’s United Financial does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.Access Information About People’s United Financial on the World Wide Web at www.peoples.com(link is external). People’s United Financial, Inc. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Three Months Ended June March Dec. Sept. June (dollars in millions, 30, 31, 31, 30, 30, except per share data) 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 Operating Data: Net interest income $141.2 $142.8 $153.3 $159.8 $157.0 Provision for loan losses 14.0 7.9 8.7 6.8 2.4 Non-interest income (1) 85.0 72.2 73.7 74.2 73.4 Non-interest expense (2) 173.1 167.6 165.5 158.7 162.9 Income before income tax expense 39.1 39.5 52.8 68.5 65.1 Net income 27.4 26.7 35.4 46.0 43.0 Selected Statistical Data: Net interest margin (3) 3.12% 3.25% 3.55% 3.71% 3.56% Return on average assets (3) 0.53 0.53 0.71 0.92 0.84 Return on average tangible assets (3) 0.57 0.57 0.76 0.99 0.91 Return on average stockholders’ equity (3) 2.1 2.1 2.7 3.5 3.3 Return on average tangible stockholders’ equity (3) 3.0 2.9 3.8 5.0 4.7 Efficiency ratio 72.3 73.4 69.0 64.9 66.3 Per Common Share Data: Diluted earnings per share $0.08 $0.08 $0.11 $0.14 $0.13 Dividends paid per share 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 Dividend payout ratio 186.2% 188.4% 141.8% 108.7% 116.1% Book value (end of period) $15.31 $15.39 $15.45 $15.65 $15.63 Tangible book value (end of period) 10.77 10.83 10.87 11.06 11.00 Stock price: High 18.54 18.18 20.15 21.76 18.52 Low 14.72 15.61 14.75 13.92 15.52 Close (end of period) 15.07 17.97 17.83 19.25 15.60 Average diluted common shares outstanding (in millions) 332.97 332.78 332.33 331.32 330.19 (1) Includes net security gains of $12.0 million and $5.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009 and March 31, 2009, respectively. (2) Includes an FDIC special assessment charge of $8.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009. (3) Annualized. People’s United Financial, Inc. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – Continued Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, (dollars in millions, except per share data) 2009 2008 Operating Data: Net interest income $284.0 $323.3 Provision for loan losses (1) 21.9 10.7 Non-interest income (2) 157.2 155.7 Non-interest expense (3) 340.7 382.1 Income before income tax expense 78.6 86.2 Net income 54.1 58.1 Selected Statistical Data: Net interest margin (4) 3.18% 3.61% Return on average assets (4) 0.53 0.56 Return on average tangible assets (4) 0.57 0.61 Return on average stockholders’ equity (4) 2.1 2.2 Return on average tangible stockholders’ equity (4) 3.0 3.1 Efficiency ratio 72.9 65.6 Per Common Share Data: Diluted earnings per share $0.16 $0.18 Dividends paid per share 0.30 0.28 Dividend payout ratio 187.3% 162.2% Book value (end of period) $15.31 $15.63 Tangible book value (end of period) 10.77 11.00 Stock price: High 18.54 18.52 Low 14.72 14.29 Close (end of period) 15.07 15.60 Average diluted common shares outstanding (in millions) 332.87 329.67 (1) Includes a $4.5 million provision for the six months ended June 30, 2008 to align allowance for loan losses methodologies across the combined organization following the acquisition of Chittenden Corporation. (2) Includes net security gains of $17.4 million and $8.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively. (3) Includes an FDIC special assessment charge of $8.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009, and merger-related expenses of $36.5 million and other one-time charges of $14.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008. (4) Annualized. People’s United Financial, Inc. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – Continued As of and for the Three Months Ended June March Dec. Sept. June 30, 31, 31, 30, 30, (dollars in millions) 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 Financial Condition Data: General: Total assets $20,805 $20,681 $20,168 $20,042 $20,392 Loans 14,553 14,648 14,566 14,331 14,366 Short-term investments (1) 3,073 2,756 1,139 2,534 2,265 Securities 491 806 1,902 428 866 Allowance for loan losses 167 159 158 155 152 Goodwill and other acquisition-related intangibles 1,525 1,531 1,536 1,537 1,541 Deposits 15,023 14,846 14,269 14,152 14,532 Borrowings 160 185 188 152 144 Subordinated notes 181 181 181 180 180 Stockholders’ equity 5,137 5,160 5,176 5,239 5,211 Non-performing assets 182 142 94 91 86 Net loan charge-offs 6.0 6.4 5.7 4.0 2.4 Average Balances: Loans $14,595 $14,603 $14,371 $14,310 $14,425 Short-term investments (1) 2,816 1,824 1,610 2,325 2,433 Securities 799 1,275 1,393 715 907 Total earning assets 18,210 17,702 17,374 17,350 17,765 Total assets 20,759 20,258 20,057 20,057 20,492 Deposits 14,886 14,346 14,117 14,193 14,613 Total funding liabilities 15,237 14,721 14,479 14,520 14,939 Stockholders’ equity 5,162 5,164 5,230 5,204 5,202 Ratios: Net loan charge-offs to average loans (annualized) 0.16% 0.18% 0.16% 0.11% 0.07% Non-performing assets to total loans, REO and repossessed assets 1.25 0.97 0.64 0.64 0.60 Allowance for loan losses to non- performing loans 99.4 126.1 186.8 181.6 182.6 Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.15 1.09 1.08 1.08 1.06 Average stockholders’ equity to average total assets 24.9 25.5 26.1 25.9 25.4 Stockholders’ equity to total assets 24.7 25.0 25.7 26.1 25.6 Tangible stockholders’ equity to tangible assets 18.7 19.0 19.5 20.0 19.5 Total risk-based capital (2) 13.8 13.5 13.4 16.2 17.8 (1) Includes securities purchased under agreements to resell. (2) Total risk-based capital ratios are for People’s United Bank and, as such, do not reflect the additional capital residing at People’s United Financial, Inc. People’s United Bank’s June 30, 2009 total risk-based capital ratio is preliminary. People’s United Financial, Inc. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION June 30, March 31, June 30, (in millions) 2009 2009 2008 Assets Cash and due from banks $343.0 $311.2 $585.7 Short-term investments 2,672.8 2,755.7 1,865.1 Total cash and cash equivalents 3,015.8 3,066.9 2,450.8 Securities: Trading account securities, at fair value 12.2 16.3 29.5 Securities available for sale, at fair value 446.8 757.5 804.2 Securities held to maturity, at amortized cost 0.8 0.8 1.4 Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 31.1 31.1 31.1 Total securities 490.9 805.7 866.2 Securities purchased under agreements to resell 400.0 – 400.0 Loans: Commercial real estate 5,234.2 5,086.7 4,859.7 Commercial 4,094.6 4,239.2 3,987.3 Residential mortgage 2,950.1 3,060.9 3,491.6 Consumer 2,273.7 2,261.0 2,027.6 Total loans 14,552.6 14,647.8 14,366.2 Less allowance for loan losses (167.0) (159.0) (151.7) Total loans, net 14,385.6 14,488.8 14,214.5 Goodwill and other acquisition- related intangibles 1,525.3 1,530.6 1,541.3 Premises and equipment 258.2 260.4 267.2 Bank-owned life insurance 233.0 230.3 225.0 Other assets 496.5 298.4 427.4 Total assets $20,805.3 $20,681.1 $20,392.4 Liabilities Deposits: Non-interest-bearing $3,310.4 $3,238.0 $3,340.3 Savings, interest-bearing checking and money market 6,609.7 6,553.0 6,161.2 Time 5,102.9 5,054.7 5,030.0 Total deposits 15,023.0 14,845.7 14,531.5 Borrowings: Repurchase agreements 145.5 170.5 109.7 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 14.6 14.8 15.4 Other – – 18.7 Total borrowings 160.1 185.3 143.8 Subordinated notes 181.2 180.8 179.8 Other liabilities 304.4 308.9 326.2 Total liabilities 15,668.7 15,520.7 15,181.3 Stockholders’ Equity Common stock ($0.01 par value; 1.95 billion shares authorized; 348.3 million shares, 348.3 million shares and 346.7 million shares issued) 3.5 3.5 3.5 Additional paid-in capital 4,500.6 4,493.9 4,449.7 Retained earnings 974.7 998.8 1,041.8 Treasury stock, at cost (3.3 million shares, 3.3 million shares and 3.3 million shares) (60.1) (60.5) (60.6) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (83.3) (74.7) (17.3) Unallocated common stock of Employee Stock Ownership Plan (198.8) (200.6) (206.0) Total stockholders’ equity 5,136.6 5,160.4 5,211.1 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $20,805.3 $20,681.1 $20,392.4 People’s United Financial, Inc. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME Three Months Ended June March Dec. Sept. June 30, 31, 31, 30, 30, (in millions, except per share data) 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 Interest and dividend income: Commercial real estate $70.8 $69.0 $73.9 $75.4 $74.7 Commercial 50.6 50.6 54.9 56.6 56.9 Residential mortgage 37.8 40.7 43.2 45.4 48.4 Consumer 24.0 23.9 25.8 27.2 26.8 Total interest on loans 183.2 184.2 197.8 204.6 206.8 Securities 7.2 9.3 8.5 4.8 7.4 Short-term investments 1.6 1.7 6.1 12.5 9.4 Securities purchased under agreements to resell 0.2 – – 0.5 3.9 Total interest and dividend income 192.2 195.2 212.4 222.4 227.5 Interest expense: Deposits 46.8 48.2 54.6 58.0 65.8 Borrowings 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.9 Subordinated notes 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 Total interest expense 51.0 52.4 59.1 62.6 70.5 Net interest income 141.2 142.8 153.3 159.8 157.0 Provision for loan losses 14.0 7.9 8.7 6.8 2.4 Net interest income after provision for loan losses 127.2 134.9 144.6 153.0 154.6 Non-interest income: Investment management fees 8.6 7.5 9.6 8.9 9.5 Insurance revenue 6.8 8.3 7.3 8.8 8.1 Brokerage commissions 3.2 3.3 3.2 4.1 4.2 Total wealth management income 18.6 19.1 20.1 21.8 21.8 Bank service charges 32.9 30.4 31.5 33.1 32.4 Merchant services income 6.1 5.8 6.6 7.5 7.1 Bank-owned life insurance 2.7 1.6 1.5 2.1 1.7 Net security gains (losses) 12.0 5.4 0.2 (0.2) (0.2) Net gains on sales of residential mortgage loans 3.8 1.9 0.8 1.5 2.2 Other non-interest income 8.9 8.0 13.0 8.4 8.4 Total non-interest income 85.0 72.2 73.7 74.2 73.4 Non-interest expense: Compensation and benefits 86.6 88.7 83.2 85.6 86.7 Occupancy and equipment 26.3 28.0 26.5 26.1 26.1 Professional and outside service fees 11.7 10.7 12.8 11.9 11.8 Regulatory assessment expense 11.0 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.2 Amortization of other acquisition-related intangibles 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.3 5.3 Merchant services expense 5.2 4.9 5.6 6.8 5.9 Other non-interest expense 27.0 28.5 30.5 21.5 25.9 Total non-interest expense 173.1 167.6 165.5 158.7 162.9 Income before income tax expense 39.1 39.5 52.8 68.5 65.1 Income tax expense 11.7 12.8 17.4 22.5 22.1 Net income $27.4 $26.7 $35.4 $46.0 $43.0 Diluted earnings per common share $0.08 $0.08 $0.11 $0.14 $0.13 People’s United Financial, Inc. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, (in millions, except per share data) 2009 2008 Interest and dividend income: Commercial real estate $139.8 $152.9 Commercial 101.2 117.5 Residential mortgage 78.5 101.3 Consumer 47.9 57.9 Total interest on loans 367.4 429.6 Securities 16.5 17.5 Short-term investments 3.3 28.3 Securities purchased under agreements to resell 0.2 7.0 Total interest and dividend income 387.4 482.4 Interest expense: Deposits 95.0 149.5 Borrowings 0.8 2.0 Subordinated notes 7.6 7.6 Total interest expense 103.4 159.1 Net interest income 284.0 323.3 Provision for loan losses 21.9 10.7 Net interest income after provision for loan losses 262.1 312.6 Non-interest income: Investment management fees 16.1 18.3 Insurance revenue 15.1 17.2 Brokerage commissions 6.5 8.7 Total wealth management 37.7 44.2 Bank service charges 63.3 63.1 Merchant services income 11.9 13.5 Bank-owned life insurance 4.3 4.7 Net security gains 17.4 8.3 Net gains on sales of residential mortgage loans 5.7 4.2 Other non-interest income 16.9 17.7 Total non-interest income 157.2 155.7 Non-interest expense: Compensation and benefits 175.3 175.8 Occupancy and equipment 54.3 57.7 Professional and outside service fees 22.4 23.3 Regulatory assessment expense 12.6 2.4 Amortization of other acquisition-related intangibles 10.5 10.5 Merchant services expense 10.1 11.5 Merger-related expenses – 36.5 Other non-interest expense 55.5 64.4 Total non-interest expense 340.7 382.1 Income before income tax expense 78.6 86.2 Income tax expense 24.5 28.1 Net income 54.1 58.1 Diluted earnings per common share $0.16 $0.18 People’s United Financial, Inc. AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET, INTEREST AND YIELD/RATE ANALYSIS (1) Three months ended June 30, 2009 March 31, 2009 (dollars in Average Yield/ Average Yield/ millions) Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Assets: Short-term investments $2,543.9 $1.6 0.26% $1,824.3 $1.7 0.37% Securities purchased under agreements to resell 272.5 0.2 0.23 – – – Securities (2) 798.6 7.2 3.60 1,274.7 9.3 2.94 Loans: Commercial real estate 5,154.4 70.8 5.49 5,020.5 69.0 5.50 Commercial 4,175.7 51.5 4.94 4,210.3 51.5 4.89 Residential mortgage 2,988.8 37.8 5.05 3,119.4 40.7 5.22 Consumer 2,275.9 24.0 4.22 2,252.7 23.9 4.24 Total loans 14,594.8 184.1 5.04 14,602.9 185.1 5.07 Total earning assets 18,209.8 $193.1 4.24% 17,701.9 $196.1 4.43% Other assets 2,549.5 2,555.6 Total assets $20,759.3 $20,257.5 Liabilities and stockholders’ equity: Deposits: Non-interest- bearing $3,192.0 $- -% $3,106.1 $- -% Savings, interest- bearing checking and money market 6,600.5 12.1 0.74 6,288.2 12.6 0.80 Time 5,093.5 34.7 2.72 4,951.6 35.6 2.88 Total deposits 14,886.0 46.8 1.26 14,345.9 48.2 1.34 Borrowings: Repurchase agreements 155.8 0.2 0.43 171.1 0.2 0.46 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 14.6 0.2 5.30 14.9 0.2 5.26 Other – – – 8.7 – 1.94 Total borrowings 170.4 0.4 0.84 194.7 0.4 0.89 Subordinated notes 181.0 3.8 8.36 180.7 3.8 8.37 Total funding liabilities 15,237.4 $51.0 1.34% 14,721.3 $52.4 1.42% Other liabilities 359.8 372.6 Total liabilities 15,597.2 15,093.9 Stockholders’ equity 5,162.1 5,163.6 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $20,759.3 $20,257.5 Net interest income/ spread (3) $142.1 2.90% $143.7 3.01% Net interest margin 3.12% 3.25% (1) Average yields earned and rates paid are annualized. (2) Average balances and yields for securities available for sale are based on amortized cost. (3) The FTE adjustment was $0.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009, March 31, 2009 and June 30, 2008. People’s United Financial, Inc. AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET, INTEREST AND YIELD/RATE ANALYSIS (1) June 30, 2008 Three months ended Average Yield/ (dollars in millions) Balance Interest Rate Assets: Short-term investments $1,663.1 $9.4 2.25% Securities purchased under agreements to resell 769.7 3.9 2.05 Securities (2) 907.3 7.4 3.25 Loans: Commercial real estate 4,798.5 74.7 6.22 Commercial 4,000.5 57.8 5.78 Residential mortgage 3,629.3 48.4 5.34 Consumer 1,997.0 26.8 5.37 Total loans 14,425.3 207.7 5.76 Total earning assets 17,765.4 $228.4 5.14% Other assets 2,726.8 Total assets $20,492.2 Liabilities and stockholders’ equity: Deposits: Non-interest-bearing $3,172.4 $- -% Savings, interest-bearing checking and money market 6,219.5 19.0 1.22 Time 5,220.6 46.8 3.59 Total deposits 14,612.5 65.8 1.80 Borrowings: Repurchase agreements 110.9 0.5 1.71 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 16.0 0.2 5.22 Other 19.5 0.2 3.93 Total borrowings 146.4 0.9 2.39 Subordinated notes 179.6 3.8 8.42 Total funding liabilities 14,938.5 $70.5 1.89% Other liabilities 351.9 Total liabilities 15,290.4 Stockholders’ equity 5,201.8 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $20,492.2 Net interest income/spread (3) $157.9 3.25% Net interest margin 3.56% (1) Average yields earned and rates paid are annualized. (2) Average balances and yields for securities available for sale are based on amortized cost. (3) The FTE adjustment was $0.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009, March 31, 2009 and June 30, 2008. People’s United Financial, Inc. AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET, INTEREST AND YIELD/RATE ANALYSIS (1) Six months ended June 30, 2009 June 30, 2008 (dollars in Average Yield/ Average Yield/ millions) Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Assets: Short-term investments $2,186.1 $3.3 0.30% $1,971.1 $28.3 2.86% Securities purchased under agreements to resell 137.0 0.2 0.23 578.6 7.0 2.45 Securities (2) 1,035.3 16.5 3.20 963.6 17.5 3.63 Loans: Commercial real estate 5,087.8 139.8 5.50 4,773.9 152.9 6.40 Commercial 4,192.9 103.0 4.91 3,951.0 119.4 6.05 Residential mortgage 3,053.8 78.5 5.14 3,767.3 101.3 5.38 Consumer 2,264.4 47.9 4.23 1,988.8 57.9 5.82 Total loans 14,598.9 369.2 5.06 14,481.0 431.5 5.96 Total earning assets 17,957.3 $389.2 4.33% 17,994.3 $484.3 5.38% Other assets 2,552.5 2,698.4 Total assets $20,509.8 $20,692.7 Liabilities and stockholders’ equity: Deposits: Non-interest- bearing $3,149.3 $- -% $3,159.2 $- -% Savings, interest- bearing checking and money market 6,445.2 24.7 0.77 6,251.2 43.7 1.40 Time 5,022.9 70.3 2.80 5,371.9 105.8 3.94 Total deposits 14,617.4 95.0 1.30 14,782.3 149.5 2.02 Borrowings: Repurchase agreements 163.4 0.4 0.44 113.6 1.3 2.17 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 14.8 0.4 5.28 17.2 0.4 5.02 Other 4.3 – 1.95 21.4 0.3 2.70 Total borrowings 182.5 0.8 0.87 152.2 2.0 2.57 Subordinated notes 180.8 7.6 8.37 182.7 7.6 8.28 Total funding liabilities 14,980.7 $103.4 1.38% 15,117.2 $159.1 2.10% Other liabilities 366.2 367.4 Total liabilities 15,346.9 15,484.6 Stockholders’ equity 5,162.9 5,208.1 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $20,509.8 $20,692.7 Net interest income/spread (3) $285.8 2.95% $325.2 3.28% Net interest margin 3.18% 3.61% (1) Average yields earned and rates paid are annualized. (2) Average balances and yields for securities available for sale are based on amortized cost. (3) The FTE adjustment was $1.8 million and $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively. People’s United Financial, Inc. NON-PERFORMING ASSETS June March Dec. Sept. June 30, 31, 31, 30, 30, (dollars in millions) 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 Non-accrual loans: Commercial real estate $75.0 $53.8 $29.8 $29.9 $31.9 Residential mortgage 51.4 42.3 24.2 21.1 18.3 Commercial 21.3 16.3 21.1 23.9 23.4 PCLC 16.5 9.0 5.8 6.9 6.4 Consumer 3.8 4.6 3.3 3.2 3.1 Indirect auto – 0.1 0.1 0.1 – Total non-accrual loans (1) 168.0 126.1 84.3 85.1 83.1 Real estate owned (“REO”) and repossessed assets, net 14.0 15.9 9.4 6.3 3.3 Total non-performing assets $182.0 $142.0 $93.7 $91.4 $86.4 Non-performing loans as a percentage of total loans 1.15% 0.86% 0.58% 0.59% 0.58% Non-performing assets as a percentage of: Total loans, REO and repossessed assets 1.25 0.97 0.64 0.64 0.60 Tangible stockholders’ equity and allowance for loan losses 4.82 3.75 2.47 2.37 2.26 (1) Reported net of government guarantees totaling $7.1 million at June 30, 2009, $7.2 million at March 31, 2009, $6.5 million at December 31, 2008, $6.4 million at September 30, 2008 and $6.6 million at June 30, 2008. PROVISION AND ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES Three Months Ended June March Dec. Sept. June 30, 31, 31, 30, 30, (dollars in millions) 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 Balance at beginning of period $159.0 $157.5 $154.5 $151.7 $151.7 Charge-offs (6.9) (6.9) (6.9) (5.0) (3.6) Recoveries 0.9 0.5 1.2 1.0 1.2 Net loan charge-offs (6.0) (6.4) (5.7) (4.0) (2.4) Provision for loan losses 14.0 7.9 8.7 6.8 2.4 Balance at end of period $167.0 $159.0 $157.5 $154.5 $151.7 Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of: Total loans 1.15% 1.09% 1.08% 1.08% 1.06% Non-performing loans 99.4 126.1 186.8 181.6 182.6 NET LOAN CHARGE-OFFS Three Months Ended June March Dec. Sept. June 30, 31, 31, 30, 30, (dollars in millions) 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 PCLC $1.8 $0.8 $0.5 $0.2 $0.1 Consumer 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.7 Commercial 1.1 1.9 1.2 1.1 0.8 Residential mortgage 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.1 – Indirect auto 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.3 Commercial real estate 0.4 1.0 1.5 1.2 0.5 Total $6.0 $6.4 $5.7 $4.0 $2.4 Net loan charge-offs to average loans (annualized) 0.16% 0.18% 0.16% 0.11% 0.07% SOURCE: People’s United Financial, Inc. BRIDGEPORT,Conn., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

Brazil Police Arrest 200 In Anti-Crime Sweep

first_imgBy Dialogo April 07, 2009 Brazilian police arrested 200 people including 23 teenagers as part of a wide-ranging operation to reduce the incidence of violence in and around this capital, authorities said. The operation, dubbed “Alvorada 4,” has 900 agents taking part and plans to execute 300 outstanding arrest warrants. Most of those arrested are suspected of such crimes as homicide, robbery and rape, the police said in a communique. Aside from Brasilia in the Federal District, arrests were also made in the neighboring states of Goias and Minas Gerais with the collaboration of regional police forces. Police said they hope for a “noteworthy reduction of crime” in the area of the Brazilian capital after this operation. The first three Alvorada operations, with similar objectives to the one carried out Tuesday, succeeded in arresting a total of 158 people beginning in March last year. Brasilia is one of the cities in Brazil with the highest incidence of violence. Nonetheless, the so-called “satellite cities” surrounding Brasilia in the Federal District with their nearly 3 million inhabitants living in poverty have seen an escalation of violence in recent years. The region is considered one of the 11 most violent metropolitan areas in the country, and has consequently been included in the initial phase of the National Public Safety Program, launched in 2007 by the Brazilian government, which seeks to control the problem of violence. This program contemplates an increase in the number of police officers, giving them better training and implementing social measures in the shantytowns that surround Brazil’s major cities, where the violence problem is at its worst.last_img read more

Old Brookville Pot Farm Bust Uncovers 150 Plants, 2 Suspects

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police confiscated marijuana plants, like these, in Laurel on Tuesday (DEA)Nassau County authorities say they have busted two East Northport men in the second marijuana farming operation uncovered on Long Island this month.Old Brookville and Nassau County police responded to a report of suspicious people at Old Brookville Nurseries on Northern Boulevard, where a K-9 officer and his dog, Thunder, found Bryan Zembreski, 36, hiding in the woods with four large bags of marijuana shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, authorities said.Anthony Donarummo, 40, was taken into custody shortly later after he was found hiding in the woods nearby, police said. A search of the area uncovered 150 pot plants up to 15-feet tall, police said.The discovery was made 10 days after Suffolk County authorities arrested one suspect and seized more than 100 pot plants grown in a Commack sump Sept. 11. A second suspect in that case escaped and is still at large. A Laurel man was also arrested for growing 57 pot plants in his East End home last month.Donarummo and Zembreski were both charged with criminal possession of marijuana. Bail for Zembreski was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond and bail for Donarummo was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. They are due back in court Tuesday.last_img read more

Making financial literacy fun

first_imgWhat important lessons will you teach your children this summer? Riding a bike? Sharing with others? How about teaching them important financial skills. Financial literacy may not immediately come to mind when many parents think of essential skills for students but what children know about money at a young age can shape the way they manage money in adulthood. As children develop, they are strongly influenced by what they learn in their formative years, and studies have shown the same holds true for financial matters. In fact, a 2015 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) found that credit scores among young adults improved in states with mandatory financial education. However, not all states implement financial education, and when it comes to financial literacy, American education falls short. A 2012 study by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) found that American students performed below the world average on a simple financial literacy assessment. Additionally, over 7,000 American youths earned a grade average of just 60% on a 2014 financial literacy test administered by the National Financial Educator’s Council. Yet with students today graduating with an average student debt of $48,172 having strong financial skills is equally important as the degree they earn. continue reading »center_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Growth stocks bounce, an unusual ETF for the upturn, the bull case

first_imgTraders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.NYSE This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC’s senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics.(This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)A partial reversal of the big reversion trade, the big growth stocks bouncing and flattering the indexes as the majority of stocks catch their breath.Closed bond market means yields can’t tick any higher. This relieves some of the psychological and systematic-trading pressure from the growth complex. The surge in value over growth, small over large, cyclical over defensive had also grown a bit extreme in the short term. – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img

Can U.S. overcome its own history?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe “America First” slogan has a history much longer than the tenure of the current administration. To infer where it will take us, one must look to the past, much as one might infer the destination of a missile or a meteor from its trajectory. “America First” was launched in the 1916 campaign of isolationist President Woodrow Wilson, embodying his desire to keep the United States out of World War I. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan adopted it, embodying the Klan’s racism.The slogan was reborn in 1940 as the “America First Committee” of isolationist aviator and Nazi sympathizer Charles Lindbergh, embodying his desire to keep the United States out of World War II. The America First Committee also embodied domestically Lindbergh’s own anti-Semitism. He said that the “greatest danger [of Jews] to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.”The past is easier to “predict” than the future. Where is “America First” taking us? My best answer, besides “I don’t know,” is to avert destruction. Missiles can be intercepted and meteors diverted. Overcoming the momentum of projectiles, however, may be easier than overcoming the ominous momentum of history. A mighty effort will be required, including befriending people with whom we may disagree politically, if they are like-minded on existential issues for our democracy.Robert MichaelsNiskayuna More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Colombia’s coronavirus cases top 200,000, deaths at nearly 7,000

first_imgColombia’s confirmed cases of coronavirus topped 200,000 on Monday, the health ministry said, while deaths from the disease reached 6,929 as the Andean country continues a months-long lockdown meant to stem infections.Colombia now has a total of 204,005 cases, still well behind other Latin American countries like Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Chile, which are among the 10 countries worldwide with the most infections.Colombia’s government has estimated it will reach its peak of cases in August. Several cities, including the capital Bogota, are close to full occupation of beds in COVID-19 intensive care units. The nationwide quarantine – declared at the end of March by President Ivan Duque – is set to last until Aug. 1.Though certain neighborhoods, especially in the capital, are under strict restrictions, other areas have loosened rules as the government seeks to stoke the economy, which is expected to contract 5.5% this year. Topics :last_img read more

UN:Good news in the fight against HIV with more people living…

first_imgAccording to UN Aids, the global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and Aids-related deaths since the millennium.A new report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic celebrates the “extraordinary progress” in both treatment and prevention over the past 15 years.The United Nations Aids agency says the  goal to get HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015 has already been met.The landmark figure was reached in March – nine months ahead of schedule.It follows decades of global efforts and investment to get antiretroviral drugs to those in need – such as people living in sub-Saharan Africa.The report reveales that people living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century.This news comes about as a result of access to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs.The UN says in the report that so much has changed about AIDS  a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy.The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001.In 2000, when the UN first set goals to combat HIV, fewer than 700,000 people were receiving these vital medicines.According to UN Aids,  the global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly eight million Aids-related deaths since the millennium.Over the same time frame, new HIV infections have fallen from 2.6 million per year to 1.8 million, and Aids-related deaths have gone down from 1.6 million to 1.2 million.Meanwhile, global investment in HIV has gone up from £3.1bn ($4.8bn) in 2000 to more than £13bn ($20bn) in 2014.The flip side is that many more gains are needed if the world hopes to meet the UNAIDS goal of “ending” the global epidemic by 2030, which the agency defines as reducing new HIV infections and AIDS deaths by 90% from today’s numbers.In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 70% of the adults have never had an HIV test, and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and NorthAfrica saw increases of more than 25% in new HIV infections between 2000 and 2014. The report estimates that the world will need to spend $8 billion to $12 billion more each year by 2020.The report decries the persistence of a “punitive legal environment” in many countries, including 76 that criminalize same-sex sexual acts (punishable by death in seven locales).In 17 countries, foreigners can be deported if they test positive for HIV. Five countries, all in the Middle East, bar entry to HIV-infected people.last_img read more