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Press Release

Oct 21, 2019

WSFS Reports 3Q 2019 EPS of $1.02 and ROA of 1.72%; Strong Operating Results Driven by Acquisition and Organic Growth; Successfully Completed Beneficial Systems and Branding Conversion; Executing on Strategic Plan Goals

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019. 

Selected GAAP financial results are as follows:

                Variance
                3Q 2019 vs 2Q 2019    3Q 2019 vs 3Q 2018
(Dollars in millions, except per share data)   3Q 2019     2Q 2019     3Q 2018     $   %   $   %
Net interest income   $ 120.8     $ 123.2     $ 63.1     $ (2.4)     (2) %   $ 57.7     92 %
Fee income   62.3     42.9     41.9     19.5     45     20.4     49  
Total net revenue   183.2     166.1     105.0     17.1     10     78.2     74  
Noninterest expense   109.6     107.8     52.5     1.7     2     57.1     109  
Net income(1)   53.9     36.2     38.9     17.7     49     14.9     38  
EPS (diluted)   1.02     0.68     1.20     0.34     50     (0.18)     (15)  

(1) net of noncontrolling interest

GAAP results for 3Q 2019 include the impact of our acquisition of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (Beneficial) on March 1, 2019, and include $18.9 million (pre-tax), or approximately $0.27 per share, of net corporate development and restructuring costs in 3Q 2019, compared with $3.8 million, or approximately $0.11 per share, in 3Q 2018. In addition, during 3Q 2019 we recorded $21.3 million (pre-tax), or approximately $0.31 per share, of unrealized gains on our investment in VISA Class B shares, compared with $7.0 million, or approximately $0.17 per share, of realized and unrealized gains in 3Q 2018.

Selected GAAP financial metrics are as follows:

 
    3Q 2019     2Q 2019     3Q 2018  
Return on average assets (ROA)   1.72 %   1.20 %   2.18 %
Return on average equity (ROE)   11.6     8.0     19.8  
Efficiency ratio   59.7     64.8     49.8  
                   

Highlights for 3Q 2019: 

  • Core ROA(1) was 1.66% in 3Q 2019 compared to 1.73% for 3Q 2018.
  • Core EPS(1) was $0.98 in 3Q 2019 compared to $0.96 for 3Q 2018.
  • Core net revenue(1) of $161.8 million increased $63.8 million, or 65%, from 3Q 2018, including a $57.7 million, or 92%, increase in core net interest income(1) reflecting strong organic and acquisition growth, and a $6.1 million, or 18%, increase in core fee income (noninterest income)(1).
  • Core noninterest expense(1) increased $34.1 million, or 60%, from 3Q 2018 supporting core net revenue growth of $63.8 million, or 65%, continuing to reflect economies of scale from the Beneficial acquisition and disciplined cost management, and resulting in a core efficiency ratio(1) of 55.9% and positive operating leverage.
  • WSFS repurchased $40.6 million, or 959,300 shares, of our common stock during 3Q 2019. We have 1,906,338 shares, or approximately 4% of outstanding shares, remaining to repurchase under the current authorization.
  • For additional information regarding our core results, net interest margin, and loan and deposit growth, please refer to the 3Q 2019 Earnings Release Supplement available in the Investor Relations section of WSFS' website (www.wsfsbank.com).

(1) As used in this press release, core ROA, core EPS, core net revenue, core net interest income, core fee income (noninterest income), core noninterest expense, and core efficiency ratio are non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures exclude securities gains, realized/unrealized gains on equity investments, corporate development and restructuring expense, and recoveries of legal settlement and fraud loss. For a reconciliation of these and other non-GAAP measures to their comparable GAAP measures, see “Non-GAAP Reconciliation” at the end of this press release.

Notable items in the quarter:

  • WSFS recorded unrealized gains of $21.3 million (pre-tax), or approximately $0.31 per share related to our investment in Visa Class B shares, compared with $7.0 million, or approximately $0.17 per share, in realized and unrealized gains related to Visa Class B shares in 3Q 2018. Since our adoption of ASU 2016-01 in 1Q 2018, cumulative realized and unrealized gains on Visa Class B shares total $50.1 million. This gain is excluded from our core results.
  • WSFS recorded $18.9 million (pre-tax), or approximately $0.27 per share (after-tax), of net corporate development and restructuring costs related to our acquisition of Beneficial, compared with $3.8 million, or approximately $0.11 per share, in 3Q 2018. The merger-to-date and 3Q 2019 amounts are consistent with our original expectations. These costs are excluded from our core results.
  • Net interest income included $1.7 million due to the impact of a $2.0 billion noninterest bearing, capital markets-related trust deposit held for 15 days during the third quarter, and which was withdrawn as expected before the end of the quarter. This institutional trust deposit reflects our diversified business model and demonstrates our ability to successfully execute large, complex transactions on behalf of our customers. This deposit also resulted in a $329.5 million increase to average assets and an approximately 6 bps decrease to net interest margin in the quarter.

CEO outlook and commentary

Rodger Levenson, President and CEO, said, “After a year of diligent planning and preparation, we successfully and smoothly completed our systems and branding conversion during the third quarter, which represents the final major milestone in the integration phase of our combination with Beneficial. We continue to execute on the growth and synergy opportunities from our combination as the largest, full-service, full-product locally headquartered bank in the greater Delaware Valley.

“Our results through 3Q 2019 reflect our continued execution of the goals in our Strategic Plan. We completed our acquisition of Beneficial according to our planned timeline, and the initial results of the acquisition reflect positive performance compared to our original expectations. We are encouraged by the opportunities ahead of us as a combined organization with a broader footprint. Our balanced business model and disciplined cost management have delivered core ROA of 1.66% in 3Q 2019 and 1.61% year to date, positioning us well to meet or exceed our full-year strategic goals, including a core ROA of greater than 1.50% for full-year 2019.

“Also during the third quarter, we were honored to receive two major awards from the American Bankers Association for our ‘Icons’ video, which is one of several multimedia creative pieces we rolled out in recent months as part of a brand awareness campaign coinciding with our expansion into the City of Philadelphia, and surrounding suburbs in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

“Finally, we were named a top workplace in Delaware for the fourteenth consecutive year in The News Journal’s ‘Top Workplaces’ survey, earning first place in the large company category; we were also named to the 'Soaring 76' for the third year in a row by the Philadelphia Business Journal, recognizing us as one of the 76 fastest growing companies in the greater Philadelphia region. Both of these awards reflect our commitment to our strategy, Associates and Customers across the Delaware Valley.”

Third Quarter 2019 Discussion of Financial Results

Net interest margin impacted by purchase accretion and interest rate environment

Net interest income in 3Q 2019 was $120.8 million, an increase of $57.7 million, or 92%, compared to 3Q 2018. Net interest margin for 3Q 2019 was a strong 4.38%, an increase of 27 bps from 4.11% for 3Q 2018. The year-over-year increase included approximately 40 bps of higher purchase accounting accretion partially offset by approximately 7 basis points of expected margin compression due to Beneficial's lower-margin balance sheet and approximately 6 basis points from the $2.0 billion short-term trust deposit described above.

Net interest income decreased $2.4 million, or 2% (not annualized), from $123.2 million in 2Q 2019. Net interest margin decreased 30 bps to 4.38% from 4.68% in 2Q 2019. The quarter-over-quarter decrease included approximately 10 bps from lower purchase accounting accretion, approximately 10 bps resulting from the current rate environment, and 6 bps from the impact of the $2.0 billion short-term trust deposit.

Loans reflect acquisition and organic growth, offset by run-off portfolios

The following table summarizes loan balances and composition at September 30, 2019 compared to June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018:

                 
(Dollars in thousands)   September 30, 2019    June 30, 2019 (1)        September 30, 2018 
Commercial & industrial   $ 3,389,121      40 %   $ 3,421,197      40 %   $ 2,598,626      53 %
Commercial real estate   2,262,647      27     2,280,912      27     1,125,660      23  
Construction   512,163      6     539,559      6     331,562      7  
Commercial small business leases   171,000      2     156,767      2     —      —   
Total commercial loans   6,334,931      75     6,398,435      75     4,055,848      83  
Residential mortgage   1,117,028      13     1,134,786      13     250,263      5  
Consumer   1,143,852      13     1,131,573      13     657,692      13  
Allowance for losses   (47,671)     (1)     (45,364)     (1)     (41,812)     (1)  
Net loans   $ 8,548,140      100 %   $ 8,619,430      100 %   $ 4,921,991      100 %
(1) June 30, 2019 reported balances have been adjusted for several systems conversion-related reclassifications that were made in the third quarter of 2019 to allow for comparability between the periods presented. For a reconciliation of conversion-related reclassification adjustments, please see “Reconciliation of conversion-related reclassification adjustments” at the end of this press release.
 

At September 30, 2019, WSFS’ net loan portfolio decreased $71.3 million when compared with June 30, 2019. The decrease includes a $100.8 million decline in run-off portfolios primarily acquired from Beneficial, which consist of residential mortgages, auto and student loans, CRE participations and C&I leveraged loan participations. We continue to execute our strategy of selling most newly originated residential mortgages in the secondary market, and allowing the loans described above to run off. Excluding the run-off portfolios, net loans increased $29.5 million during the quarter, including consumer loans, which increased $26.9 million, or 9% (annualized), primarily due to loans originated through our partnership with Spring EQ. Residential mortgages increased $17.8 million, primarily due to high loan origination volume during the quarter. C&I loans increased $12.4 million, primarily due to a robust $225.4 million of newly funded loans during the quarter, partially offset by elevated payoffs and paydowns, resulting from the current interest rate and competitive pricing environments. Partially offsetting these increases, construction loans decreased $27.4 million, or 20% (annualized) during the quarter.

Compared to September 30, 2018, net loans increased $3.6 billion, which includes $3.7 billion of net loans acquired from Beneficial on March 1, 2019. Excluding the acquired loans from Beneficial and a $271.5 million purposeful decline in the run-off portfolios described above, year-over year growth of $173.2 million resulted from strong consumer loan growth of $94.7 million, or 14%, driven by second-lien home equity installment loans originated through our partnership with Spring EQ and student loans though our partnership with LendKey, an increase of $96.4 million from growth in our residential mortgage business, and an increase of $17.1 million or 1%, in C&I loans, due to robust growth in newly funded loans, partially offset by elevated payoffs and paydowns caused by the current interest rate and competitive pricing environments. These increases were partially offset by a decrease of $28.5 million in our construction portfolio.

Credit quality metrics remain strong and stable

Credit quality metrics during 3Q 2019 remain stable in comparison with 2Q 2019, and demonstrate consistent trends in both the originated and acquired loan portfolios.

Total problem assets, which includes all criticized, classified, and nonperforming loans as well as other real estate owned (OREO), were $222.7 million at September 30, 2019 compared to $219.7 million at June 30, 2019. Total problem assets to total Tier 1 capital plus ALLL was 16.29% at September 30, 2019, compared to 16.78% at June 30, 2019. The Company’s ratio of classified assets to total Tier 1 capital plus ALLL was 13.79% at September 30, 2019, compared to 13.77% at June 30, 2019.

Total delinquencies, which include nonperforming delinquencies, were $66.6 million at September 30, 2019, or 0.78%, of gross loans, compared to $67.5 million, or 0.78% of gross loans at June 30, 2019. Excluding nonperforming delinquencies, performing loan delinquencies were only 0.62% of gross loans at September 30, 2019, compared to 0.54% at June 30, 2019. Included in total delinquencies were $18.8 million of delinquent, but still accruing, U.S. government-guaranteed student loans that carry little risk of credit loss.

Total nonperforming assets were $56.2 million at September 30, 2019 compared to $55.5 million at June 30, 2019. The nonperforming assets to total assets ratio was 0.46% at September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

Net charge-offs for 3Q 2019 were $1.8 million, or 0.09% (annualized), of average gross loans, a decrease from $13.2 million, or 0.61% (annualized), for 2Q 2019, due to elevated charge-offs in 2Q 2019, and $2.9 million, or 0.24% (annualized), during 3Q 2018. Total credit costs (provision for loan losses, loan workout expenses, OREO expenses and other credit costs), which can be uneven, were $5.0 million in 3Q 2019, $13.6 million in 2Q 2019 and $3.7 million in 3Q 2018.

The ratio of the ALLL to total gross loans was 0.56% at September 30, 2019, an increase from 0.53% at June 30, 2019. Excluding the balances for acquired loans (which are marked to market at acquisition), the ALLL to total gross loans ratio would have been 1.00% at September 30, 2019 compared with 0.99% at June 30, 2019. The ALLL was 124% of nonaccruing loans at September 30, 2019 compared to 121% at June 30, 2019 and 114% at September 30, 2018.

Customer funding reflects continued core deposit strength

The following table summarizes customer funding balances and composition at September 30, 2019 compared to June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018:

                 
(Dollars in thousands)   September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019 (1)        September 30, 2018 
Noninterest demand   $ 2,268,615      25 %   $ 2,190,180     23 %   $ 1,515,336     28 %
Interest-bearing demand   2,177,189      23     2,091,719     22     1,091,546     20  
Savings   1,562,591      17     1,624,776     18     535,344     10  
Money market   1,952,306      21     2,005,568     22     1,581,684     29  
Total core deposits   7,960,701      86     7,912,243     85     4,723,910     87  
Customer time deposits   1,330,227      14     1,359,308     15     712,859     13  
Total customer deposits   $ 9,290,928      100 %   $ 9,271,551     100 %   $ 5,436,769     100 %
(1) June 30, 2019 reported balances have been adjusted for several systems conversion-related reclassifications that were made in the third quarter of 2019 to allow for comparability between the periods presented. For a reconciliation of conversion-related reclassification adjustments, please see “Reconciliation of conversion-related reclassification adjustments” at the end of this press release.
 

Total customer funding was $9.3 billion at September 30, 2019, a $19.4 million increase from June 30, 2019. Core deposits were $8.0 billion at September 30, 2019, an increase of $48.5 million, or 2% (annualized), over the prior quarter. No- and low-cost checking deposit accounts increased $163.9 million including $177.6 million from seasonally higher public funding deposits and $105.0 million due to higher institutional trust deposits, partially offset by anticipated Beneficial attrition. Savings balances decreased $62.2 million, which was also primarily due to expected Beneficial attrition. Money markets decreased $53.3 million, primarily due to lower trust-related deposits, and time deposits decreased $29.1 million, primarily due to CD maturities.

Customer funding increased $3.9 billion compared to September 30, 2018. Excluding the $3.7 billion of customer funding acquired from Beneficial, customer funding increased $185.1 million, or 3%. Core deposits increased $272.2 million, or 6%, over the prior year, including a $348.8 million increase in no- and low-cost checking deposit accounts, partially offset by a decrease of $82.8 million in savings deposits. Time deposits decreased $87.2 million, primarily due to CD maturities.

Core deposits were a strong 86% of total customer deposits, and no- and low-cost checking deposit accounts represented a robust 48% of total customer deposits at September 30, 2019. These core deposits predominantly represent longer-term, less price-sensitive customer relationships. The ratio of loans to customer deposits was 92% at September 30, 2019.

Core fee income reflects diversification and growth over the prior year

Core fee income (noninterest income) was $41.0 million, an increase of $6.1 million, or 18%, compared to 3Q 2018, including an increase of $4.3 million from traditional banking-related fee income, primarily related to Beneficial, and an increase of $1.6 million from our mortgage banking business.

When compared to 2Q 2019, core fee income decreased $0.8 million, or 2% (not annualized), primarily due to a $0.7 million decrease in gains on sale of SBA loans, which can be uneven.

For 3Q 2019, core fee income was 25.3% of core net revenue, compared to 35.5% for 3Q 2018, and was diversified among various sources, including traditional banking, mortgage banking, trust and wealth management and cash logistics services (Cash Connect®). The year-over-year percentage decline primarily reflects the effect of our combination with Beneficial, which had lower fee income.

Noninterest expenses reflect growth in revenue and effective cost management

Our core efficiency ratio was 55.9% in 3Q 2019, compared to 55.7% in 2Q 2019, and 57.6% in 3Q 2018. Core noninterest expense for 3Q 2019 was $90.7 million, an increase of $34.1 million, or 60.2%, from $56.6 million in 3Q 2018, primarily due to higher ongoing operating costs from our combination with Beneficial and other franchise growth.

When compared to 2Q 2019, core noninterest expense decreased $1.3 million, or 1.5% (not annualized). The quarter-over-quarter decrease includes the effect of a Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) credit received from the FDIC when the DIF reached the required threshold. The remainder primarily reflects our continuing investment in franchise growth offset by cost synergies resulting from our combination with Beneficial.

Income taxes

We recorded a $15.9 million income tax provision in 3Q 2019, compared to provisions of $10.1 million in 2Q 2019 and $9.9 million in 3Q 2018.

The effective tax rate was 22.9% in 3Q 2019, 21.9% in 2Q 2019, and 20.3% in 3Q 2018. The higher tax rate in 3Q 2019 compared to 2Q 2019 and 3Q 2018 primarily reflects lower benefits realized from stock-based compensation activity and higher state income taxes resulting from our combination with Beneficial.

Selected Business Segments (included in previous results):

Wealth Management segment revenue grows 20% over the prior year

The Wealth Management segment provides a broad array of planning and advisory services, investment management, trust services, and credit and deposit products to individual, corporate, and institutional clients through multiple integrated businesses. Combined, these businesses had $20.2 billion in assets under management (AUM) and assets under administration (AUA) as of September 30, 2019. 

Total Wealth Management revenue (net interest income, fiduciary fees and other fee income) was $16.8 million for 3Q 2019, an increase of $2.8 million, or 20%, compared to 3Q 2018, primarily due to continued strength in our institutional trust services business and including $1.7 million of income as a result of the aforementioned short-term institutional trust deposit. Our AUM businesses also generated higher year-over-year investment advisory fees, as they benefited from improvements in market valuations and positive net inflows of $108.4 million since 3Q 2018. Compared to 2Q 2019, revenue increased $1.8 million, or 12% (not annualized).

Our trust and private banking businesses continued to generate low- and no-cost core deposit balances. Average balances in 3Q 2019 increased by $42.2 million, or 7% (not annualized and excluding the $2.0 billion short-term trust deposit), compared to 2Q 2019.

Total noninterest expense (including intercompany allocations and provision for loan losses) was $9.3 million in 3Q 2019, an increase of $0.5 million compared to 3Q 2018 (excluding previously disclosed insurance recoveries in 3Q 2018) and an increase of $0.3 million compared to 2Q 2019. The increase was driven by higher compensation costs from adding advisors and private bankers in the Beneficial footprint as well as an increase in provision for loan losses, where the business had experienced net recoveries in both 2Q 2019 and 3Q 2018. Wealth Management reported pre-tax income in 3Q 2019 of $7.6 million, which includes $1.4 million of income net of expenses directly related to the short-term institutional trust deposit, compared to $5.2 million in 3Q 2018, excluding the previously disclosed insurance recoveries, and $6.1 million in 2Q 2019.

As we continue to further execute on future growth opportunities resulting from the Beneficial acquisition, Wealth Management has hired four wealth advisors and three private bankers since the beginning of the year to support our expansion into the Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets and has a strong pipeline of new business activity.

Cash Connect® pre-tax income increases 13% over same quarter in 2018

Cash Connect® is a premier provider of ATM vault cash, smart safe and cash logistics services in the United States. Cash Connect® services approximately 30,300 non-bank ATMs and retail safes nationwide supplying or servicing over $1.1 billion in cash at September 30, 2019 and provides other fee-based services. Cash Connect® also operates 477 ATMs for WSFS Bank, which is one of the largest branded ATM networks in our market.

Our Cash Connect® division recorded $11.6 million of net revenue (fee income less funding costs) in 3Q 2019, an increase of $1.3 million, or 12%, from 3Q 2018, primarily due to continued growth in the bailment, cash management and smart safe lines of business. Compared to 2Q 2019, net revenue increased $0.3 million, or 2% (not annualized), primarily due to growth in surcharge and interchange revenue as a result of the acquired branch ATMs as well as bailment and seasonality.

Noninterest expense (including intercompany allocations of expense) was $9.8 million in 3Q 2019, an increase of $1.0 million compared to 3Q 2018 and an increase of $0.2 million compared to 2Q 2019. The increases in expenses were primarily due to higher operating costs associated with growth. Cash Connect® reported pre-tax income of $1.8 million for 3Q 2019, which was an increase of $0.2 million, or 13% compared to 3Q 2018, primarily due to organic growth. Pre-tax income was essentially flat compared to 2Q 2019, primarily due to higher revenue offset by operating costs associated with growth.

Cash Connect® remains focused on expanding both ATM and smart safe managed services to offset margin compression and a changing rate environment and to improve overall returns. 3Q 2019 results demonstrate progress in driving efficiencies in operations to optimize both cost of funds and mix of WSFS’ cash and other sources of cash. These efforts have resulted in 3Q 2019 ROA of 1.75%, a significant improvement from 1.48% in 2Q 2019 and 0.88% in 3Q 2018 and which is accretive to WSFS's overall ROA performance. Cash Connect® continues to experience strong growth in the strategic Remote Cash Capture (RCC- smart safe, recycler and kiosk) space with approximately 2,900 devices under service. Our pipeline is experiencing significant growth as we continue to add new channel partners with strong networks of national retail relationships.

Capital management

WSFS’ total stockholders’ equity increased $20.4 million, or 1% (not annualized) during 3Q 2019, primarily due to the effect of quarterly earnings and market-value changes on available-for-sale securities partially offset by share buybacks and the payment of dividends on our common stock during the quarter.

WSFS’ tangible common equity(2) increased $24.2 million, or 1.92% (not annualized) compared to June 30, 2019 for the reasons described in the paragraph above. WSFS’ common equity to assets ratio was 15.13% at September 30, 2019, and our tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio(2) increased by 9 bps during the quarter to 10.98%.

At September 30, 2019, book value per share was $35.41, an increase of $0.91, or 3%, from June 30, 2019, and tangible common book value per share(2) was $24.50, an increase of $0.81, or 3%, from June 30, 2019.

At September 30, 2019, WSFS Bank’s Tier 1 leverage ratio of 11.13%, Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio and Tier 1 capital ratio of 13.01%, and Total Capital ratio of 13.50% were all substantially in excess of the “well-capitalized” regulatory benchmarks.

The Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. This dividend will be paid on November 21, 2019 to stockholders of record as of November 7, 2019.

During 3Q 2019, WSFS repurchased 959,300 shares of common stock at an average price of $42.33 as part of our share buyback program approved by the Board of Directors in 4Q 2018. WSFS has 1,906,338 shares, or approximately 4% of outstanding shares, remaining to repurchase under this authorization. We continue to execute the Board-approved share buyback plan, including opportunistically repurchasing shares, based on current valuation levels, above our stated practice of returning a minimum of 25% of annual net income to stockholders through dividends and share repurchases.

(2) As used in this release, tangible common equity, tangible common equity to tangible assets and tangible common book value per share are non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures exclude goodwill and intangible assets and the related tax-effected amortization. For a reconciliation of these and other non-GAAP measures to their comparable GAAP measures, see “Non-GAAP Reconciliation” at the end of this press release.

Third quarter 2019 earnings release conference call and supplemental materials

Management will conduct a conference call to review 3Q 2019 results at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Interested parties may listen to this call by dialing 1-877-312-5857. A rebroadcast of the conference call will be available beginning at 4:00 pm on October 22, 2019 until November 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and using Conference ID #1695106.

We have provided additional information in the 3Q 2019 Earnings Release Supplement, which is available in the Investor Relations section of WSFS's website (www.wsfsbank.com).

About WSFS Financial Corporation

WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. As of September 30, 2019, WSFS Financial Corporation had $12.3 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $20.2 billion in assets under management and administration. WSFS operates from 127 offices located in Pennsylvania (56), Delaware (49), New Jersey (20), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Arrow Land Transfer, Beneficial Equipment Finance Corporation, Cash Connect®, Cypress Capital Management, LLC, NewLane Finance, Powdermill Financial Solutions, West Capital Management, WSFS Institutional Services, WSFS Mortgage, and WSFS Wealth Investments. Serving the greater Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit www.wsfsbank.com.

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Such forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions (some of which may be beyond the Company's control) and are subject to risks and uncertainties (which change over time) and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those related to difficult market conditions and unfavorable economic trends in the United States generally, and particularly in the markets in which the Company operates and in which its loans are concentrated, including the effects of declines in housing markets, an increase in unemployment levels and slowdowns in economic growth; the Company's level of nonperforming assets and the costs associated with resolving problem loans including litigation and other costs; possible additional loan losses and impairment of the collectability of loans; changes in market interest rates which may increase funding costs and reduce earning asset yields and thus reduce margin; the impact of changes in interest rates and the credit quality and strength of underlying collateral and the effect of such changes on the market value of the Company's investment securities portfolio; the credit risk associated with the substantial amount of commercial real estate, construction and land development, and commercial and industrial loans in our loan portfolio; the extensive federal and state regulation, supervision and examination governing almost every aspect of the Company's operations including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (which amended the Dodd-Frank Act), and the rules and regulations issued in accordance therewith and potential expenses associated with complying with such regulations; the Company's ability to comply with applicable capital and liquidity requirements (including the finalized Basel III capital standards), including our ability to generate liquidity internally or raise capital on favorable terms; possible changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies, laws and regulations and other activities of governments, agencies, and similar organizations; any impairment of the Company's goodwill or other intangible assets; failure of the financial and operational controls of the Company's Cash Connect® division; conditions in the financial markets that may limit the Company's access to additional funding to meet its liquidity needs; the success of the Company's growth plans, including the successful integration of past and future acquisitions; the Company's ability to fully realize the cost savings and other benefits of its acquisitions, manage risks related to business disruption following those acquisitions, and post-acquisition customer acceptance of the Company's products and services and related Customer disintermediation; negative perceptions or publicity with respect to the Company's trust and wealth management business; adverse judgments or other resolution of pending and future legal proceedings, and cost incurred in defending such proceedings; system failures or cybersecurity incidents or other breaches of the Company's network security; the Company's ability to recruit and retain key employees; the effects of problems encountered by other financial institutions that adversely affect the Company or the banking industry generally; the effects of weather and natural disasters such as floods, droughts, wind, tornadoes and hurricanes as well as effects from geopolitical instability and man-made disasters including terrorist attacks; possible changes in the speed of loan prepayments by the Company's customers and loan origination or sales volumes; possible changes in the speed of prepayments of mortgage-backed securities due to changes in the interest rate environment, and the related acceleration of premium amortization on prepayments in the event that prepayments accelerate; regulatory limits on the Company's ability to receive dividends from its subsidiaries and pay dividends to its stockholders; any reputation, credit, interest rate, market, operational, legal, liquidity, regulatory and compliance risk resulting from developments related to any of the risks discussed above; and the costs associated with resolving any problem loans, litigation, and other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company disclaims any duty to revise or update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company for any reason, except as specifically required by law. As used in this press release, the terms "WSFS", "the Company", "registrant", "we", "us", and "our" mean WSFS Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, unless the context indicates otherwise.


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
SUMMARY STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)

    Three months ended   Nine months ended
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   September 30,
2019
  June 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
  September 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
Interest income:
Interest and fees on loans   $ 124,800      $ 129,001     $ 67,164     $ 340,918      $ 192,071  
Interest on mortgage-backed securities   12,989      12,229     6,662     35,684      18,251  
Interest and dividends on investment securities   968      1,030     1,079     3,042      3,307  
Other interest income   2,505      643     510     4,098      1,550  
    141,262      142,903     75,415     383,742      215,179  
Interest expense:                    
Interest on deposits   16,851      16,123     7,977     43,916      19,585  
Interest on Federal Home Loan Bank advances   1,099      806     2,097     4,495      7,096  
Interest on senior debt   1,179      1,180     1,179     3,538      3,538  
Interest on trust preferred borrowings   693      717     677     2,136      1,871  
Interest on other borrowings   607      845     388     2,278      1,289  
    20,429      19,671     12,318     56,363      33,379  
Net interest income   120,833      123,232     63,097     327,379      181,800  
Provision for loan losses   4,121      12,195     3,716     23,970      9,864  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   116,712      111,037     59,381     303,409      171,936  
Noninterest income:                    
Credit/debit card and ATM income   13,115      13,677     11,239     38,307      31,753  
Investment management and fiduciary revenue   10,459      10,382     10,029     30,988      29,462  
Deposit service charges   6,139      6,103     4,670     16,988      13,964  
Mortgage banking activities, net   3,152      2,846     1,509     8,090      4,938  
Loan fee income   823      650     693     2,358      1,859  
Investment securities gains, net   —      63         78      21  
Unrealized gain on equity investment   21,344      1,033     3,249     26,175      18,595  
Realized gain on sale of equity investment   —          3,757     —      3,757  
Bank-owned life insurance income   277      383     96     877      328  
Other income   7,037      7,734     6,659     22,478      19,678  
    62,346      42,871     41,901     146,339      124,355  
Noninterest expense:                    
Salaries, benefits and other compensation   48,914      48,550     30,641     133,669      91,438  
Occupancy expense   9,085      8,810     4,697     24,262      14,953  
Equipment expense   5,564      5,444     3,258     14,997      9,523  
Data processing and operations expense   3,861      3,731     1,962     10,180      5,765  
Professional fees   3,180      2,915     2,358     7,967      6,403  
Marketing expense   1,373      1,947     1,499     4,910      3,341  
FDIC expenses   (227)     1,042     518     1,435      1,632  
Loan workout and OREO expense   574      1,145     (19)     1,827      1,088  
Corporate development expense   10,517      13,946     3,794     51,090      4,251  
Restructuring expense   8,360      1,881         14,603       
Recovery of legal settlement   —          (7,938)     —      (7,938)  
Recovery of fraud loss   —          (10)     —      (1,675)  
Other operating expenses   18,360      18,437     11,694     50,061      34,916  
    109,561      107,848     52,454     315,001      163,697  
Income before taxes   69,497      46,060     48,828     134,747      132,594  
Income tax provision   15,902      10,091     9,893     32,253      27,569  
Net income   $ 53,595      $ 35,969     $ 38,935     $ 102,494      $ 105,025  
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (287)     (231)         (611)      
Net income attributable to WSFS   $ 53,882      $ 36,200     $ 38,935     $ 103,105      $ 105,025  
Diluted earnings per share of common stock:   $ 1.02      $ 0.68     $ 1.20     $ 2.12      $ 3.26  
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding for fully diluted EPS   53,054,368      53,516,851     32,348,619     48,668,460      32,261,780  

See “Notes”

WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
SUMMARY STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited) - continued

    Three months ended   Nine months ended
    September 30,
2019
  June 30,
2019
      September 30,
2018
  September 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
Performance Ratios:                        
Return on average assets (a)   1.72 %   1.20 %       2.18 %   1.23 %   2.01 %
Return on average equity (a)   11.60     8.01         19.75     8.57     18.59  
Return on average tangible common equity (a)(o)   17.51     12.46         26.32     12.98     25.12  
Net interest margin (a)(b)   4.38     4.68         4.11     4.47     4.07  
Efficiency ratio (c)   59.71     64.80         49.80     66.36     53.29  
Noninterest income as a percentage of total net revenue (b)   33.98     25.76         39.78     30.83     40.48  

See “Notes”

WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
SUMMARY STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)   September 30,
2019
  June 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
Assets:            
Cash and due from banks   $ 257,581    $ 183,632    $ 158,234  
Cash in non-owned ATMs   322,571     338,006     552,952  
Investment securities (d)   134,961     143,317     152,577  
Other investments   92,832     64,772     51,809  
Mortgage-backed securities (d)   1,908,821     1,796,870     997,131  
Net loans (e)(f)(l)   8,548,140     8,619,430     4,921,991  
Bank owned life insurance   31,077     30,118     6,840  
Goodwill and intangibles   571,850     575,696     186,584  
Other assets   404,840     404,754     131,724  
Total assets   $ 12,272,673     $ 12,156,595     $ 7,159,842  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:            
Noninterest-bearing deposits   $ 2,268,615     $ 2,205,992     $ 1,515,336  
Interest-bearing deposits   7,022,313     7,065,559     3,921,433  
Total customer deposits   9,290,928     9,271,551     5,436,769  
Brokered deposits   242,265     323,159     287,147  
Total deposits   9,533,193     9,594,710     5,723,916  
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   365,675     115,675     338,465  
Other borrowings   189,108     299,456     206,624  
Other liabilities   328,240     310,366     92,015  
Total liabilities   10,416,216     10,320,207     6,361,020  
Stockholders’ equity of WSFS   1,856,992     1,836,611     798,822  
Noncontrolling interest   (535)     (223)      
Total stockholders' equity   1,856,457     1,836,388     798,822  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 12,272,673     $ 12,156,595     $ 7,159,842  
Capital Ratios:            
Equity to asset ratio   15.13 %   15.11 %   11.16 %
Tangible common equity to tangible asset ratio (o)   10.98     10.89     8.78  
Common equity Tier 1 capital (required: 4.5%; well capitalized: 6.5%) (g)   13.01     12.47     12.37  
Tier 1 leverage (required: 4.00%; well-capitalized: 5.00%) (g)   11.13     10.95     10.65  
Tier 1 risk-based capital (required: 6.00%; well-capitalized: 8.00%) (g)   13.01     12.47     12.37  
Total Risk-based capital (required: 8.00%; well-capitalized: 10.00%) (g)   13.50     12.93     13.09  
Asset Quality Indicators:            
Nonperforming Assets:            
Nonaccruing loans   $ 38,418     $ 37,636     $ 36,688  
Troubled debt restructuring (accruing)   14,125     14,203     15,192  
Assets acquired through foreclosure   3,693     3,703     2,004  
Total nonperforming assets   $ 56,236     $ 55,542     $ 53,884  
Past due loans (h)   $ 13,709     $ 15,667     $ 211  
Allowance for loan losses   47,671     45,364     41,812  
Ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets   0.46 %   0.46 %   0.75 %
Ratio of nonperforming assets (excluding accruing TDRs) to total assets   0.34     0.34     0.54  
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to total gross loans (i)(n)   0.56     0.53     0.85  
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to total gross loans (excluding acquired loans) (i)(n)   1.00     0.99     0.95  
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonaccruing loans   124     121     114  
Ratio of quarterly net charge-offs to average gross loans (a)(e)(i)(n)   0.09     0.61     0.24  
Ratio of year-to-date net charge-offs to average gross loans (a)(e)(i)(n)   0.27     0.38     0.24  

See “Notes”

WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued) 
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)   Three months ended
    September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019         September 30, 2018
    Average
Balance
  Interest &
Dividends
  Yield/
Rate
(a)(b)
  Average
Balance
  Interest &
Dividends
  Yield/
Rate
(a)(b)
  Average
Balance
  Interest &
Dividends
  Yield/
Rate
(a)(b)
Assets:
Interest-earning assets:
Loans: (e) (j)                                    
Commercial real estate loans   $ 2,783,199      $ 37,492      5.34 %   $ 2,857,091     $ 45,458     6.38 %   $ 1,453,110     $ 19,833     5.41 %
Residential real estate loans   1,069,495      14,580      5.45     1,102,362     15,359     5.57     228,256     3,722     6.52  
Commercial loans (p)   3,548,597      55,903      6.26     3,571,559     51,798     5.83     2,594,124     34,463     5.29  
Consumer loans   1,135,575      16,286      5.69     1,126,385     15,958     5.68     638,849     8,753     5.44  
Loans held for sale   50,465      539      4.24     37,728     428     4.55     27,503     393     5.67  
Total loans   8,587,331      124,800      5.77     8,695,125     129,001     5.96     4,941,842     67,164     5.40  
Mortgage-backed securities (d)   1,833,267      12,989      2.83     1,653,582     12,229     2.96     970,501     6,662     2.75  
Investment securities (d)   137,497      968      3.35     146,064     1,030     3.39     153,718     1,079     3.36  
Other interest-earning assets   423,470      2,505      2.35     89,145     643     2.89     62,145     510     3.26  
Total interest-earning assets   10,981,565      141,262      5.11 %   10,583,916     142,903     5.43 %   6,128,206     75,415     4.90 %
Allowance for loan losses   (46,773)             (46,719)             (42,074)          
Cash and due from banks   115,506              112,657             94,959          
Cash in non-owned ATMs   313,456              364,236             546,464          
Bank owned life insurance   30,558              56,332             6,347          
Other noninterest-earning assets   1,024,108              1,052,544             346,743          
Total assets   $ 12,418,420              $ 12,122,966             $ 7,080,645          
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:                                    
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                    
Interest-bearing deposits:                                    
Interest-bearing demand   $ 2,055,497      $ 2,490      0.48 %   $ 2,029,361     $ 2,163     0.43 %   $ 977,915     $ 1,126     0.46 %
Money market   1,966,545      5,034      1.02     1,936,112     4,932     1.02     1,498,437     2,667     0.71  
Savings   1,579,463      2,068      0.52     1,657,790     2,009     0.49     550,146     257     0.19  
Customer time deposits   1,371,744      5,452      1.58     1,476,763     5,100     1.39     701,897     2,393     1.35  
Total interest-bearing customer deposits   6,973,249      15,044      0.86     7,100,026     14,204     0.80     3,728,395     6,443     0.69  
Brokered deposits   294,485      1,807      2.43     307,514     1,919     2.50     319,456     1,534     1.91  
Total interest-bearing deposits   7,267,734      16,851      0.92     7,407,540     16,123     0.87     4,047,851     7,977     0.78  
FHLB of Pittsburgh advances   187,721      1,099      2.32     134,151     806     2.41     381,386     2,097     2.18  
Trust preferred borrowings   67,011      693      4.10     67,011     717     4.29     67,011     677     4.01  
Senior debt   98,519      1,179      4.79     98,464     1,180     4.79     98,301     1,179     4.80  
Other borrowed funds   127,850      607      1.88     161,903     845     2.09     114,427     388     1.35  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   7,748,835      20,429      1.05 %   7,869,069     19,671     1.00 %   4,708,976     12,318     1.04 %
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits   2,503,816              2,126,640             1,507,434          
Other noninterest-bearing liabilities   323,350              315,108             82,135          
Stockholders’ equity of WSFS   1,842,759              1,812,302             782,100          
Noncontrolling interest   (340)             (153)                      
Total liabilities and equity   $ 12,418,420              $ 12,122,966             $ 7,080,645          
Excess of interest-earning assets over interest-bearing liabilities   $ 3,232,730              $ 2,714,847             $ 1,419,230          
Net interest and dividend income       $ 120,833              $ 123,232             $ 63,097      
Interest rate spread           4.06 %           4.43 %           3.86 %
Net interest margin           4.38 %           4.68 %           4.11 %

See “Notes”


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
Stock Information:   September 30,
2019
  June 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
  September 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
Market price of common stock:                    
High   $46.05    $44.39   $57.70   $46.05    $57.70
Low   38.79    38.69   45.72   37.19    45.71
Close   44.10    41.30   47.15   44.10    47.15
Book value per share of common stock   35.41    34.50   25.08        
Tangible common book value per share of common stock (o)   24.50    23.69   19.22        
Number of shares of common stock outstanding (000s)   52,445    53,232   31,852        
Other Financial Data:                    
One-year repricing gap to total assets (k)   (3.38)%   (3.05)%   1.04%        
Weighted average duration of the MBS portfolio   2.9 years   3.3 years   5.6 years        
Unrealized gains (losses) on securities available for sale, net of taxes   $31,512    $22,243   $(30,228)        
Number of Associates (FTEs) (m)   1,792    1,914   1,152        
Number of offices (branches, LPO’s, operations centers, etc.)   127    147   77        
Number of WSFS owned ATMs   477    509   443        


Notes:    
  (a)   Annualized.
  (b)   Computed on a fully tax-equivalent basis.
  (c)   Noninterest expense divided by (tax-equivalent) net interest income and noninterest income.
  (d)   Includes securities held to maturity (at amortized cost) and securities available for sale (at fair value).
  (e)   Net of unearned income.
  (f)   Net of allowance for loan losses.
  (g)   Represents capital ratios of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB and subsidiaries.
  (h)   Accruing loans which are contractually past due 90 days or more as to principal or interest. Beginning in 1Q 2019, balance includes student loans acquired from Beneficial, which are U.S. government guaranteed with little risk of credit loss.
  (i)   Excludes loans held for sale.
  (j)   Nonperforming loans are included in average balance computations.
  (k)   The difference between projected amounts of interest-sensitive assets and interest-sensitive liabilities repricing within one year divided by total assets, based on a current interest rate scenario.
  (l)   Includes loans held for sale and reverse mortgages.
  (m)   Includes seasonal Associates, when applicable.
  (n)   Excludes reverse mortgage loans.
  (o)   The Company uses non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial information in its analysis of the Company’s performance. The Company’s management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations, enhance comparability of results of operations with prior periods and show the effects of significant gains and charges in the periods presented. The Company’s management believes that investors may use these non-GAAP measures to analyze the Company’s financial performance without the impact of unusual items or events that may obscure trends in the Company’s underlying performance. This non-GAAP data should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and is not a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. For a reconciliation of these and other non-GAAP measures to their comparable GAAP measures, see “Non-GAAP Reconciliation” at the end of this press release.
  (p)   Includes commercial small business leases.

 

WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION 
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 
(Unaudited)

Non-GAAP Reconciliation (o):   Three months ended   Nine months ended
    September 30,
2019
  June 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
  September 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
Net interest income (GAAP)   $ 120,833     $ 123,232     $ 63,097     $ 327,379     $ 181,800  
Core net interest income (non-GAAP)   $ 120,833     $ 123,232     $ 63,097     $ 327,379     $ 181,800  
Noninterest income (GAAP)   $ 62,346     $ 42,871     $ 41,901     $ 146,339     $ 124,355  
Less: Securities gains       63         78     21  
Less: Unrealized gains on equity investments   21,344     1,033     3,249       26,175       18,595  
Less: Gain on sale of Visa Class B shares           3,757         3,757  
Core fee income (non-GAAP)   $ 41,002     $ 41,775     $ 34,895     $ 120,086     $ 101,982  
Core net revenue (non-GAAP)   $ 161,835     $ 165,007     $ 97,992     $ 447,465     $ 283,782  
Core net revenue (non-GAAP)(tax-equivalent)   $ 162,135     $ 165,325     $ 98,323     $ 448,400     $ 284,797  
Noninterest expense (GAAP)   $ 109,561     $ 107,848     $ 52,454     $ 315,001     $ 163,697  
(Plus)/less: Recovery of fraud loss           (10)         (1,675)  
(Plus)/less: Recovery of legal settlement           (7,938)         (7,938)  
Less: Corporate development expense   10,517     13,946     3,794     51,090     4,251  
Less: Restructuring expense   8,360     1,881         14,603      
Core noninterest expense (non-GAAP)   $ 90,684     $ 92,021     $ 56,608     $ 249,308     $ 169,059  
Core efficiency ratio (c)   55.9 %   55.7 %   57.6 %   55.6 %   59.4 %
                     
    End of period    
    September 30,
2019
  June 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
       
Total assets   $ 12,272,673     $ 12,156,595     $ 7,159,842          
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets   571,850     575,696     186,584          
Total tangible assets   $ 11,700,823     $ 11,580,899     $ 6,973,258          
Total stockholders’ equity of WSFS   $ 1,856,992     $ 1,836,611     $ 798,822          
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets   571,850     575,696     186,584          
Total tangible common equity (non-GAAP)   $ 1,285,142     $ 1,260,915     $ 612,238          
                     
Calculation of tangible common book value per share:            
Book value per share (GAAP)   $ 35.41     $ 34.50     $ 25.08          
Tangible common book value per share (non-GAAP)   24.50     23.69     19.22          
Calculation of tangible common equity to tangible assets:            
Equity to asset ratio (GAAP)   15.13 %   15.11 %   11.16 %        
Tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio (non-GAAP)   10.98     10.89     8.78          
                           


Non-GAAP Reconciliation - continued (o):   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
    September 30,
2019
  June 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
  September 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
GAAP net income attributable to WSFS   $ 53,882     $ 36,200     $ 38,935     $ 103,105     $ 105,025  
Plus/(less): Pre-tax adjustments: Securities gains, realized/unrealized gains on equity investments, corporate development and restructuring expense, recoveries of legal settlement and fraud loss   (2,467)     14,731     (11,160)     39,440     (27,735)  
(Plus)/less: Tax impact of pre-tax adjustments   590     (3,580)     3,140     (7,542)     7,102  
Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) attributable to WSFS   $ 52,005     $ 47,351     $ 30,915     $ 135,003     $ 84,392  
                     
GAAP return on average assets (ROA)   1.72 %   1.20 %   2.18 %   1.23 %   2.01 %
Plus/(less): Pre-tax adjustments: Securities gains, realized/unrealized gains on equity investments, corporate development and restructuring expense, recoveries of legal settlement and fraud loss   (0.08)     0.49     (0.63)     0.47     (0.53)  
(Plus) less: Tax impact of pre-tax adjustments   0.02     (0.12)     0.18     (0.09)     0.14  
Core ROA (non-GAAP)   1.66 %   1.57 %   1.73 %   1.61 %   1.62 %
                     
EPS (GAAP)   $ 1.02     $ 0.68     $ 1.20     $ 2.12     $ 3.26  
Plus/(less): Pre-tax adjustments: Securities gains, realized/unrealized gains on equity investments, corporate development and restructuring expense, recoveries of legal settlement and fraud loss   (0.05)     0.28     (0.34)     0.81     (0.86)  
(Plus) less: Tax impact of pre-tax adjustments   0.01     (0.08)     0.10     (0.16)     0.22  
Core EPS (non-GAAP)   $ 0.98     $ 0.88     $ 0.96     $ 2.77     $ 2.62  
                     
Calculation of return on average tangible common equity:
GAAP net income attributable to WSFS   $ 53,882     $ 36,200     $ 38,935     $ 103,105     $ 105,025  
Plus: Tax effected amortization of intangible assets   2,113     2,104     543     5,252     1,627  
Net tangible income (non-GAAP)   $ 55,995     $ 38,304     $ 39,478     $ 108,357     $ 106,652  
Average stockholders’ equity of WSFS   $ 1,842,759     $ 1,812,302     $ 782,100     $ 1,608,375     $ 755,283  
Less: average goodwill and intangible assets   574,253     579,283     187,007     492,474     187,593  
Net average tangible common equity   $ 1,268,506     $ 1,233,019     $ 595,093     $ 1,115,901     $ 567,690  
Return on average tangible common equity (non-GAAP)   17.51 %   12.46 %   26.32 %   12.98 %   25.12 %
                     
Calculation of core return on average tangible common equity:
Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) attributable to WSFS   $ 52,005     $ 47,351     $ 30,915     $ 135,003     $ 84,392  
Plus: Tax effected amortization of intangible assets   2,113     2,104     543     5,252     1,627  
Core net tangible income (non-GAAP)   $ 54,118     $ 49,455     $ 31,458     $ 140,255     $ 86,019  
Net average tangible common equity   $ 1,268,506     $ 1,233,019     $ 595,093     $ 1,115,901     $ 567,690  
Core return on average tangible common equity (non-GAAP)   16.93 %   16.09 %   20.97 %   16.80 %   20.26 %


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 
(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of conversion-related reclassification adjustments:

Loans:
(Dollars in thousands)   As reported
June 30, 2019
  Conversion reclassifications   Adjusted
 June 30, 2019
Commercial & industrial   $ 3,464,756     $ (43,559)     $ 3,421,197  
Commercial real estate   2,237,353     43,559     2,280,912  
Construction   539,559         539,559  
Commercial small business leases   156,767         156,767  
Total commercial loans   6,398,435         6,398,435  
Residential mortgage   1,134,786         1,134,786  
Consumer   1,131,573         1,131,573  
Allowance for losses   (45,364)         (45,364)  
Net loans   $ 8,619,430     $     $ 8,619,430  


Deposits:
(Dollars in thousands)   As reported
June 30, 2019
  Conversion reclassifications   Adjusted
 June 30, 2019
Noninterest demand   $ 2,205,992     $ (15,812)     $ 2,190,180  
Interest-bearing demand   2,039,545     52,174     2,091,719  
Savings   1,600,879     23,897     1,624,776  
Money market   1,987,485     18,083     2,005,568  
Total core deposits   7,833,901     78,342     7,912,243  
Customer time deposits   1,437,650     (78,342)     1,359,308  
Total customer deposits   $ 9,271,551     $     $ 9,271,551  


Investor Relations Contact: Dominic C. Canuso
(302) 571-6833
dcanuso@wsfsbank.com
Media Contact: Jimmy A. Hernande
(302) 571-5254
jhernandez@wsfsbank.com

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