BNY Mellon Reports First Quarter 2021 Earnings of $858 Million or $0.97 Per Common Share

April 16, 2021 6:30 AM EDT

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --

Revenue down 5%

EPS down 8%

ROE  9%

ROTCE  16% (a)

CET1  12.6%

Tier 1 leverage  5.8%

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon") (NYSE: BK) today reported:

1Q21 vs.

1Q21

4Q20

1Q20

4Q20

1Q20

Net income applicable to common shareholders (in millions)

$

858

$

702

$

944

22

%

(9)

%

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.97

$

0.79

$

1.05

23

%

(8)

%

 

First Quarter Results

CEO Commentary

Total revenue of $3.9 billion, decreased 5%

•  Fee revenue increased 1%

     •  Fee revenue increased 6% excluding money market fee waivers (a)

•  Other revenue includes a $39 million impairment for a renewable energy investment

•  Net interest revenue decreased 20%

"We delivered a strong quarter and continue to see momentum across our businesses, despite the ongoing impact of low interest rates.  In the first quarter of 2021, on a year-over-year basis, we delivered a 1% increase in fee revenue, or 6% excluding the impact of money market fee waivers.  This included strong organic growth driven by new business and higher activity levels.  Our business model has proven to be resilient and operating margin was essentially flat at 29%, compared to the first quarter of 2020 when we saw exceptional pandemic-related volumes and volatility," Todd Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer, said.

 

Mr. Gibbons added, "Our Pershing, Asset Servicing and foreign exchange businesses benefited from healthy client activity and market levels.  Investment and Wealth Management also benefited from market appreciation, as well as continued investment in our products and services.  In addition, we gained traction in the data and analytics space, Clearing and Collateral Management and Treasury Services, driven by ongoing investments in innovation and digitization."

 

"We were pleased to resume share repurchases in the first quarter, and look forward to the implementation of the stress capital buffer regime, which will provide more flexibility in returning our excess capital to our shareholders.  As we move from a period of resilience to a period of recovery and growth, there is a confluence of factors that are encouraging indicators for economic momentum.  This includes progress on vaccine deployment, extraordinary levels of consumer savings, and monetary stimulus and further government spending – all of which are likely to accelerate GDP growth," Mr. Gibbons concluded.

Provision for credit losses was a benefit of $83 million

Total noninterest expense of $2.9 billion, increased 5%

•  Higher staff expense and weaker U.S. dollar

Investment Services

•  Total revenue decreased 8%

•  Income before taxes decreased 12%

•  AUC/A of $41.7 trillion, increased 18%

Investment and Wealth Management

•  Total revenue increased 10%

•  Income before taxes increased 43%

•  AUM of $2.2 trillion, increased 23%

Capital

•  Repurchased 16.8 million common shares for $699 million

•  Dividends of $277 million to common shareholders (including dividend-equivalents on share-based awards)

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(a)  For information on these Non-GAAP measures, see "Supplemental Information – Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures" on page 10.

Note:  Above comparisons are 1Q21 vs. 1Q20, unless otherwise noted.  In 1Q21, we reclassified certain items within total revenue which impacted fee revenue and other revenue.  Prior periods have been reclassified.  See "Reporting Changes" beginning on page 9 for additional information.

 

 

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

(in millions, except per share amounts and unless otherwise noted; not

meaningful - N/M)

1Q21 vs.

1Q21

4Q20 (a)

1Q20

4Q20

1Q20

Fee revenue (b)

$

3,257

$

3,114

$

3,238

5

%

1

%

Other revenue (b)

9

49

56

N/M

N/M

Total fee and other revenue (b)

3,266

3,163

3,294

3

(1)

Net interest revenue

655

680

814

(4)

(20)

Total revenue

3,921

3,843

4,108

2

(5)

Provision for credit losses

(83)

15

169

N/M

N/M

Noninterest expense

2,851

2,925

2,712

(3)

5

Income before income taxes

1,153

903

1,227

28

(6)

Provision for income taxes

221

148

265

49

(17)

Net income

$

932

$

755

$

962

23

%

(3)

%

Net income applicable to common shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

$

858

$

702

$

944

22

%

(9)

%

Operating leverage (c)

456

bps

(968)

bps

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.97

$

0.79

$

1.05

23

%

(8)

%

Average common shares and equivalents outstanding - diluted (in thousands)

885,655

891,846

896,689

Pre-tax operating margin

29

%

24

%

30

%

(a)

Includes a net charge of $159 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, related to litigation expense, severance, losses on business sales and real estate charges. 

(b)  

In 1Q21, we reclassified certain items within total revenue which impacted fee revenue, other revenue and total fee and other revenue.  Prior periods have been reclassified.  See "Reporting Changes" beginning on page 9 for additional information.

(c)  

Operating leverage is the rate of increase (decrease) in total revenue less the rate of increase (decrease) in total noninterest expense.

bps basis points.

 

KEY DRIVERS (comparisons are 1Q21 vs. 1Q20, unless otherwise stated)

  • Total revenue decreased 5%, primarily reflecting:
    • Fee revenue increased 1% primarily reflecting the positive impact of higher markets, higher client volumes and balances and the favorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar, partially offset by higher money market fee waivers. Excluding money market fee waivers, fee revenue increased 6% (a).
    • Other revenue for 1Q21 includes a $39 million impairment related to a renewable energy investment.
    • Net interest revenue decreased 20% primarily reflecting lower interest rates on interest-earning assets. This was partially offset by the benefit of lower deposit and funding rates, higher deposit balances and a larger securities portfolio.
  • Provision for credit losses was a benefit of $83 million primarily driven by an improvement in the macroeconomic forecast.
  • Noninterest expense increased 5% primarily reflecting higher staff expense, the unfavorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar and technology-related expenses, partially offset by lower business development (travel and marketing) and distribution and servicing expenses. Staff expense includes the impact of an incentive reversal in 1Q20, the impact of a higher share price on share-based awards and increased expense for awards to retirement eligible employees.
  • Effective tax rate of 19.2%.

Assets under custody and/or administration ("AUC/A") and Assets under management ("AUM")

  • AUC/A of $41.7 trillion, increased 18%, primarily reflecting higher market values, net new business and the favorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar.
  • AUM of $2.2 trillion, increased 23%, primarily reflecting higher market values, the favorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar (principally versus the British pound) and net inflows.

Capital and liquidity

  • Repurchased 16.8 million common shares for $699 million; Dividends of $277 million to common shareholders (including dividend-equivalents on share-based awards).
  • Return on common equity ("ROE") of 9%; Return on tangible common equity ("ROTCE") of 16% (a).
  • Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") ratio – 12.6%.
  • Tier 1 leverage ratio – 5.8%.
  • Supplementary leverage ratio ("SLR") – 8.1% (b).
  • Average liquidity coverage ratio ("LCR") – 110%.
  • Total Loss Absorbing Capacity ("TLAC") ratios exceed minimum requirements.

(a)  

See "Supplemental information – Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures" on page 10 for additional information.

(b)  

See "Capital and Liquidity" on page 7 for additional information.

Note:  Throughout this document, sequential growth rates are unannualized.

 

INVESTMENT SERVICES BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

 

(dollars in millions, unless otherwise noted; not meaningful - N/M)

1Q21 vs.

1Q21

4Q20

1Q20

4Q20

1Q20

Total revenue by line of business:

Asset Servicing

$

1,424

$

1,357

$

1,531

5

%

(7)

%

Pershing

605

563

653

7

(7)

Issuer Services

363

385

419

(6)

(13)

Treasury Services

317

325

339

(2)

(6)

Clearance and Collateral Management

281

275

300

2

(6)

Total revenue by line of business

2,990

2,905

3,242

3

(8)

Provision for credit losses

(79)

31

149

N/M

N/M

Noninterest expense

2,101

2,174

1,987

(3)

6

Income before taxes

$

968

$

700

$

1,106

38

%

(12)

%

Pre-tax operating margin

32

%

24

%

34

%

Foreign exchange revenue (a)

$

193

$

163

$

228

18

%

(15)

%

Securities lending revenue

$

41

$

36

$

46

14

%

(11)

%

Net interest revenue

$

645

$

670

$

806

(4)

%

(20)

%

Metrics:

Average loans

$

43,468

$

41,437

$

41,789

5

%

4

%

Average deposits

$

315,088

$

292,631

$

242,187

8

%

30

%

AUC/A at period end (in trillions) (current period is preliminary) (b)

$

41.7

$

41.1

$

35.2

1

%

18

%

Market value of securities on loan at period end (in billions) (c)

$

445

$

435

$

389

2

%

14

%

(a)  

In 1Q21, we reclassified certain items within total revenue which impacted fee revenue and other revenue.  Prior periods have been reclassified.  See "Reporting Changes" beginning on page 9 for additional information.

(b)  

Consists of AUC/A primarily from the Asset Servicing business and, to a lesser extent, the Clearance and Collateral Management, Issuer Services, Pershing and Wealth Management businesses.  Includes the AUC/A of CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company ("CIBC Mellon"), a joint venture with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, of $1.6 trillion at March 31, 2021, $1.5 trillion at Dec. 31, 2020 and $1.2 trillion at March 31, 2020.

(c)  

Represents the total amount of securities on loan in our agency securities lending program managed by the Investment Services business.  Excludes securities for which BNY Mellon acts as agent on behalf of CIBC Mellon clients, which totaled $64 billion at March 31, 2021, $68 billion at Dec. 31, 2020 and $59 billion at March 31, 2020.

 

KEY DRIVERS

  • The drivers of the total revenue variances by line of business are indicated below. Also see page 6 for information related to money market fee waivers.
    • Asset Servicing – The year-over-year decrease includes lower interest rates and foreign exchange revenue and higher money market fee waivers, partially offset by higher client volumes and market values. Sequentially, higher client and foreign exchange volumes were partially offset by higher money market fee waivers.
    • Pershing – The year-over-year decrease primarily reflects the impact of money market fee waivers and a one-time fee recorded in 1Q20, partially offset by higher market values and client volumes. The sequential increase primarily reflects higher clearance volumes and market values.
    • Issuer Services – The year-over-year and sequential decreases primarily reflect lower interest rates and higher money market fee waivers in Corporate Trust and lower Depositary Receipts revenue.
    • Treasury Services – The year-over-year and sequential decreases primarily reflect lower interest rates and higher money market fee waivers. The year-over-year decrease was partially offset by higher payment volumes and deposit levels.
    • Clearance and Collateral Management – The year-over-year decrease primarily reflects lower interest rates and intraday credit fees. The sequential increase primarily reflects higher clearance volumes.
  • Noninterest expense increased year-over-year primarily reflecting technology-related expense, higher staff, volume-related and litigation expenses and the unfavorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar. Sequentially, noninterest expense decreased primarily reflecting lower litigation and severance expenses.

 

INVESTMENT AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

 

(dollars in millions, unless otherwise noted; not meaningful - N/M)

1Q21 vs.

1Q21

4Q20

1Q20

4Q20

1Q20

Total revenue by line of business:

Investment Management

$

698

$

714

$

620

(2)

%

13

%

Wealth Management

293

276

278

6

5

Total revenue by line of business

991

990

898

10

Provision for credit losses

4

(8)

9

N/M

N/M

Noninterest expense

709

687

695

3

2

Income before taxes

$

278

$

311

$

194

(11)

%

43

%

Pre-tax operating margin

28

%

32

%

22

%

Adjusted pre-tax operating margin – Non-GAAP (a)

30

%

34

%

24

%

Net interest revenue

$

48

$

50

$

52

(4)

%

(8)

%

Metrics:

Average loans

$

11,610

$

11,497

$

12,124

1

%

(4)

%

Average deposits

$

19,177

$

18,144

$

16,144

6

%

19

%

AUM (in billions) (current period is preliminary) (b)

$

2,214

$

2,211

$

1,796

%

23

%

Wealth Management client assets (in billions) (current period is preliminary) (c)

$

292

$

286

$

236

2

%

24

%

(a) 

Net of distribution and servicing expense.  See "Supplemental information – Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures" on page 10 for information on this Non-GAAP measure.

(b)  

Excludes securities lending cash management assets and assets managed in the Investment Services business.

(c)  

Includes AUM and AUC/A in the Wealth Management business.

 

KEY DRIVERS

  • The drivers of the total revenue variances by line of business are indicated below. Also see page 6 for information related to money market fee waivers.
    • Investment Management – The year-over-year increase primarily reflects the impact of higher market values, equity investment gains, including seed capital, and the favorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar, partially offset by the impact of money market fee waivers. The sequential decrease primarily reflects the impact of money market fee waivers and lower equity investment gains, including seed capital, partially offset by higher market values and the favorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar.
    • Wealth Management – Total revenue increased year-over-year and sequentially, primarily reflecting the impact of higher market values. The sequential increase also reflects a loss on a business sale recorded in 4Q20.
  • Noninterest expense increased year-over-year primarily reflecting higher staff expense and the unfavorable impact of a weaker U.S. dollar, partially offset by lower distribution and servicing and other expenses. Sequentially, the increase in noninterest expense primarily reflects timing of other staff expense, partially offset by lower severance expense.

OTHER SEGMENT primarily includes leasing operations, certain corporate treasury activities, derivatives, business exits and other corporate revenue and expense items.

(in millions)

1Q21

4Q20

1Q20

Fee revenue (a)

$

9

$

11

$

6

Other revenue (a)

(36)

(28)

24

Total fee and other revenue

(27)

(17)

30

Net interest (expense)

(38)

(40)

(44)

Total revenue

(65)

(57)

(14)

Provision for credit losses

(8)

(8)

11

Noninterest expense

41

64

30

(Loss) before taxes

$

(98)

$

(113)

$

(55)

(a) 

In 1Q21, we reclassified certain items within total revenue which impacted fee revenue and other revenue.  Prior periods have been reclassified.  See "Reporting Changes" beginning on page 9 for additional information.

 

KEY DRIVERS

  • Total revenue includes corporate treasury and other investment activity, including hedging activity which offsets between fee and other revenue and net interest expense. Other revenue decreased year-over-year and sequentially, primarily reflecting an impairment of a renewable energy investment. The sequential decrease in other revenue was partially offset by a loss on a sale of a business recorded in 4Q20.
  • Noninterest expense increased year-over-year primarily reflecting higher staff expense. The sequential decrease primarily reflects real estate charges and severance expense both recorded in 4Q20, partially offset by higher other staff expense.

MONEY MARKET FEE WAIVERS

The following table presents the impact of money market fee waivers on our consolidated fee revenue, net of distribution and servicing expense.  In 1Q21, the net impact of money market fee waivers was $188 million, up from $134 million in 4Q20, driven by low short-term interest rates and higher money market balances. 

Money market fee waivers

(in millions)

1Q21

4Q20

3Q20

2Q20

1Q20

Investment services fees:

Asset servicing fees

$

(22)

$

(13)

$

(1)

$

$

Clearing services fees

(74)

(64)

(57)

(50)

(9)

Issuer services fees

(10)

(6)

(1)

(1)

Treasury services fees

(3)

(2)

(3)

(2)

Total investment services fees

(109)

(85)

(62)

(53)

(9)

Investment management and performance fees

(89)

(56)

(42)

(30)

(14)

Distribution and servicing revenue

(13)

(8)

(6)

(3)

Total fee revenue

(211)

(149)

(110)

(86)

(23)

Less: Distribution and servicing expense

23

15

9

7

Net impact of money market fee waivers

$

(188)

$

(134)

$

(101)

$

(79)

$

(23)

Impact to revenue by line of business (a):

Asset Servicing

$

(29)

$

(13)

$

(4)

$

(1)

$

Pershing

(94)

(85)

(73)

(60)

(9)

Issuer Services

(15)

(10)

(2)

(1)

Treasury Services

(9)

(5)

(1)

Investment Management

(61)

(34)

(28)

(24)

(14)

Wealth Management

(3)

(2)

(2)

Total impact to revenue by line of business

$

(211)

$

(149)

$

(110)

$

(86)

$

(23)

(a) 

The line of business revenue for management reporting purposes reflects the impact of revenue transferred between the businesses.

 

 

CAPITAL AND LIQUIDITY

 

Capital and liquidity ratios

March 31, 2021

Dec. 31, 2020

Consolidated regulatory capital ratios: (a)

CET1 ratio

12.6

%

13.1

%

Tier 1 capital ratio

15.2

15.8

Total capital ratio

16.1

16.7

Tier 1 leverage ratio

5.8

6.3

SLR (b)

8.1

8.6

BNY Mellon shareholders' equity to total assets ratio

9.7

%

9.8

%

BNY Mellon common shareholders' equity to total assets ratio

8.7

%

8.8

%

Average LCR

110

%

110

%

Book value per common share

$

46.16

$

46.53

Tangible book value per common share – Non-GAAP (c)

$

24.88

$

25.44

Common shares outstanding (in thousands)

875,481

886,764

(a) 

Regulatory capital ratios for March 31, 2021 are preliminary.  For our CET1, Tier 1 capital and Total capital ratios, our effective capital ratios under the U.S. capital rules are the lower of the ratios as calculated under the Standardized and Advanced Approaches, which for March 31, 2021, was the Standardized Approach for the CET1 and Tier 1 capital ratios and the Advanced Approaches for the Total capital ratio, and for Dec. 31, 2020, was the Advanced Approaches.

(b) 

Reflects the temporary exclusion of U.S. Treasury securities from the leverage exposure used in the SLR calculation which increased our consolidated SLR by 68 basis points at March 31, 2021 and 72 basis points at Dec. 31, 2020.  The temporary exclusion ceased to apply beginning April 1, 2021.

(c)  

Tangible book value per common shareNon-GAAP excludes goodwill and intangible assets, net of deferred tax liabilities.  See "Supplemental information – Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures" on page 10 for information on this Non-GAAP measure.

 

  • CET1 capital totaled $21.1 billion at March 31, 2021, a decrease of $785 million compared with Dec. 31, 2020.  The decrease primarily reflects unrealized losses on securities available-for-sale and capital deployed through common stock repurchases and dividends, partially offset by capital generated through earnings.

 

NET INTEREST REVENUE

 

Net interest revenue

1Q21 vs.

(dollars in millions; not meaningful - N/M)

1Q21

4Q20

1Q20

4Q20

1Q20

Net interest revenue

$

655

$

680

$

814

(4)

%

(20)

%

Add: Tax equivalent adjustment

3

3

2

N/M

N/M

Net interest revenue, on a fully taxable equivalent ("FTE") basis – Non-GAAP (a)

$

658

$

683

$

816

(4)

%

(19)

%

Net interest margin

0.66

%

0.72

%

1.01

%

(6)

 bps

(35)

 bps

Net interest margin (FTE) – Non-GAAP (a)

0.67

%

0.72

%

1.01

%

(5)

 bps

(34)

 bps

(a)  

Net interest revenue (FTE) – Non-GAAP and net interest margin (FTE) – Non-GAAP include the tax equivalent adjustments on tax-exempt income.  See "Supplemental information – Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures" on page 10 for information on this Non-GAAP measure.

bps – basis points.

 

  • Net interest revenue decreased year-over-year, primarily reflecting lower interest rates on interest-earning assets. This was partially offset by the benefit of lower deposit and funding rates, higher deposit balances and a larger securities portfolio.
  • Sequentially, the decrease was primarily driven by lower interest rates on interest-earning assets. This was partially offset by the benefit of lower deposit and funding rates, and higher deposit and loan balances.

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Income Statement

 

(in millions)

Quarter ended

March 31, 2021

Dec. 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Fee and other revenue

Investment services fees:

Asset servicing fees

$

1,199

$

1,138

$

1,159

Clearing services fees

455

418

470

Issuer services fees

245

257

263

Treasury services fees

157

156

149

Total investment services fees

2,056

1,969

2,041

Investment management and performance fees

890

884

862

Foreign exchange revenue (a)

231

187

245

Financing-related fees

51

46

59

Distribution and servicing

29

28

31

Total fee revenue (a)

3,257

3,114

3,238

Investment and other income (a)

9

43

47

Net securities gains

6

9

Total other revenue (a)

9

49

56

Total fee and other revenue (a)

3,266

3,163

3,294

Net interest revenue

Interest revenue

738

776

1,570

Interest expense

83

96

756

Net interest revenue

655

680

814

Total revenue

3,921

3,843

4,108

Provision for credit losses

(83)

15

169

Noninterest expense

Staff

1,602

1,554

1,482

Software and equipment

362

359

326

Professional, legal and other purchased services

343

381

330

Sub-custodian and clearing

124

116

105

Net occupancy

123

173

135

Distribution and servicing

74

75

91

Bank assessment charges

34

24

35

Amortization of intangible assets

24

26

26

Business development

19

26

42

Other

146

191

140

Total noninterest expense

2,851

2,925

2,712

Income

Income before income taxes

1,153

903

1,227

Provision for income taxes

221

148

265

Net income

932

755

962

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests related to consolidated investment management funds

(5)

(5)

18

Net income applicable to shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

927

750

980

Preferred stock dividends

(69)

(48)

(36)

Net income applicable to common shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

$

858

$

702

$

944

(a)  

In 1Q21, we made changes to the line items presented within total revenue on the consolidated income statement and reclassified prior periods to be comparable with the current period presentation.  See "Reporting Changes" beginning on page 9 for additional information.

 

 

Earnings per share applicable to the common shareholders of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Quarter ended

March 31, 2021

Dec. 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

(in dollars)

Basic

$

0.97

$

0.79

$

1.05

Diluted

$

0.97

$

0.79

$

1.05

 

REPORTING CHANGES

In order to combine items of a similar nature within total revenue and to simplify our income statement presentation, in 1Q21 we made the following reporting changes.  The reclassifications had no impact on consolidated total revenue or total revenue for the business segments.  Prior periods were reclassified to be comparable with the current period presentation.

  • Other trading revenue was reclassified from foreign exchange and other trading revenue to investment and other income.
  • Foreign exchange and other trading revenue was renamed foreign exchange revenue.
  • The impact of foreign currency remeasurement was reclassified from investment and other income to foreign exchange revenue.
  • Income (loss) from consolidated investment management funds was reclassified to investment and other income.
  • Investment and other income was reclassified from fee revenue to other revenue. Other revenue includes investment and other income and net securities gains (losses).

In addition, the assets and liabilities of consolidated investment management funds were reclassified to other assets and other liabilities, respectively, on the consolidated balance sheet.  The reclassifications had no impact on total assets or total liabilities.  Prior periods were reclassified to be comparable with the current period presentation.

See "Reporting Changes" in the Financial Supplement available at www.bnymellon.com for additional information.

The table below summarizes the effects of the reclassifications on the consolidated financial statements. 

(in millions)

4Q20

1Q20

Consolidated income statement

Before reclassifications

Foreign exchange and other trading revenue

$

167

$

319

Total fee revenue

$

3,116

$

3,323

Investment and other income

$

22

$

11

Income (loss) from consolidated investment management funds

$

41

$

(38)

After reclassifications

Foreign exchange revenue

$

187

$

245

Total fee revenue

$

3,114

$

3,238

Investment and other income

$

43

$

47

Consolidated balance sheet

Before reclassifications

Other assets

$

20,468

$

27,446

Assets of consolidated investment management funds, at fair value

$

487

$

229

Other liabilities

$

7,514

$

11,425

Liabilities of consolidated investment management funds, at fair value

$

3

$

1

After reclassifications

Other assets

$

20,955

$

27,675

Other liabilities

$

7,517

$

11,426

The table below summarizes the effects of the reclassifications on the Investment Services business and the Other segment.

(in millions)

4Q20

1Q20

Investment Services business

Before reclassifications

Foreign exchange and other trading revenue

$

180

$

261

After reclassifications

Foreign exchange revenue

$

163

$

228

Other segment

Before reclassifications

Fee (loss) revenue

$

(23)

$

21

Net securities gains

$

6

$

9

After reclassifications

Fee revenue

$

11

$

6

Other revenue

$

(28)

$

24

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION – EXPLANATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

BNY Mellon has included in this Earnings Release certain Non-GAAP financial measures on a tangible basis as a supplement to GAAP information, which exclude goodwill and intangible assets, net of deferred tax liabilities.  We believe that the return on tangible common equity is additional useful information for investors because it presents a measure of those assets that can generate income, and the tangible book value per common share is additional useful information because it presents the level of tangible assets in relation to shares of common stock outstanding. 

Net interest revenue, on a fully taxable equivalent ("FTE") basis – Non-GAAP and net interest margin (FTE) – Non-GAAP and other FTE measures include the tax equivalent adjustments on tax-exempt income which allows for the comparison of amounts arising from both taxable and tax-exempt sources and is consistent with industry practice.  The adjustment to an FTE basis has no impact on net income.

BNY Mellon has also included the adjusted pre-tax operating margin – Non-GAAP, which is the pre-tax operating margin for the Investment and Wealth Management business net of distribution and servicing expense that was passed to third parties who distribute or service our managed funds.  We believe that this measure is useful when evaluating the performance of the Investment and Wealth Management business relative to industry competitors.

For the reconciliations of these Non-GAAP measures, see "Supplemental Information – Explanation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in the Financial Supplement available at www.bnymellon.com.

BNY Mellon has presented the measure of fee revenue, excluding money market fee waivers – Non-GAAP.  We believe that this measure is useful information for investors on the impact of current interest rates and market conditions on fee revenue growth rates and the performance of our business.

Fee revenue reconciliation

1Q21 vs.

(dollars in millions)

1Q21

1Q20

1Q20

Fee revenue

$

3,257

$

3,238

1

%

Less: Money market fee waivers

(211)

(23)

Fee revenue, excluding money market fee waivers – Non-GAAP

$

3,468

$

3,261

6

%

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

A number of statements (i) in this Earnings Release, (ii) in our Financial Supplement, (iii) in our presentations and (iv) in the responses to questions on our conference call discussing our quarterly results and other public events may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about our capital plans, strategic priorities, financial goals, organic growth, performance, organizational quality and efficiency, investments, including in technology and product development, resiliency, capabilities, revenue, net interest revenue, money market fee waivers, fees, expenses, cost discipline, sustainable growth, company management, human capital management (including related ambitions, objectives, aims and goals), deposits, interest rates and yield curves, securities portfolio, taxes, business opportunities, divestments, volatility, preliminary business metrics and regulatory capital ratios and statements regarding our aspirations, as well as our overall plans, strategies, goals, objectives, expectations, outlooks, estimates, intentions, targets, opportunities, focus and initiatives, including the potential effects of the coronavirus pandemic on any of the foregoing.  These statements may be expressed in a variety of ways, including the use of future or present tense language.  Words such as "estimate," "forecast," "project," "anticipate," "likely," "target," "expect," "intend," "continue," "seek," "believe," "plan," "goal," "could," "should," "would," "may," "might," "will," "strategy," "synergies," "opportunities," "trends," "ambition," "objective," "aim," "future," "potentially," "outlook" and words of similar meaning may signify forward-looking statements.  These statements and other forward-looking statements contained in other public disclosures of BNY Mellon which make reference to the cautionary factors described in this Earnings Release are based upon current beliefs and expectations and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond BNY Mellon's control).  Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied as a result of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the risk factors and other uncertainties set forth in BNY Mellon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2020 and BNY Mellon's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Statements about the effects of the current and near-term market and macroeconomic outlook on BNY Mellon, including on its business, operations, financial performance and prospects, may constitute forward-looking statements, and are based on assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties and that are subject to change based on various important factors (some of which are beyond BNY Mellon's control), including the scope and duration of the pandemic, actions taken by governmental authorities and other third parties in response to the pandemic, the availability, use and effectiveness of vaccines and the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on us, our clients, customers and third parties.  Preliminary business metrics and regulatory capital ratios are subject to change, possibly materially, as BNY Mellon completes its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.  All forward-looking statements in this Earnings Release speak only as of April 16, 2021, and BNY Mellon undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after that date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

ABOUT BNY MELLON

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.  Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment and wealth management and investment services in 35 countries.  As of March 31, 2021, BNY Mellon had $41.7 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $2.2 trillion in assets under management.  BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com.  Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Todd Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer, and Emily Portney, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call and simultaneous live audio webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET on April 16, 2021.  This conference call and audio webcast will include forward-looking statements and may include other material information. 

Investors and analysts wishing to access the conference call and audio webcast may do so by dialing (800) 390-5696 (U.S.) or (720) 452-9082 (International), and using the passcode: 444308, or by logging onto www.bnymellon.com/investorrelations.  Earnings materials will be available at www.bnymellon.com/investorrelations beginning at approximately 6:30 a.m. ET on April 16, 2021.  Replays of the conference call and audio webcast will be available beginning April 16, 2021 at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET through May 16, 2021 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (U.S.) or (719) 457-0820 (International), and using the passcode: 3619155.  The archived version of the conference call and audio webcast will also be available at www.bnymellon.com/investorrelations for the same time period.

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