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OP MORTGAGE BANK: Interim Report 1 January - 30...

OP MORTGAGE BANK: Interim Report 1 January - 30 September 2013
 
 

OP MORTGAGE BANK

Stock exchange release 30 October 2013
Interim Report 1 January -30 September 2013

Financial Standing

The loan portfolio of OP Mortgage Bank (OPMB) decreased from EUR 8,678 million on 31 December 2012 to EUR 8,202 million on 30 September 2013. The company's loan portfolio was increased in February and March by buying mortgage-backed loans from OP-Pohjola Group's member banks with a total of EUR 463 million. Low interest rates resulted in shorter loans, which were in turn reflected as a decrease in OP Mortgage Bank's loan portfolio. No new bonds were issued in the report period.

The company's financial standing remained stable throughout the review period. Earnings before tax for the third quarter came to EUR 2.6 million (3.6) and those for Q1-3 to EUR 9.8 million (10.6). A total of EUR 500 million funding for overcollateral concerning bonds issued to the public was converted in May into long-term funding and EUR 125 million in September to reduce the funding risk. Extending the term to maturity reduces profitability to a small extent in the future.  

OPMB has hedged against the interest-rate risk associated with its housing loan portfolio through interest-rate swaps, i.e. base rate cash flows from the housing loans to be hedged are swapped to Euribor cash flows. OPMB has also swapped the fixed interest rates of the bonds it has issued to short-term market rates. All derivative contracts have been concluded for hedging purposes. Pohjola Bank plc is the counterparty to all derivative contracts.

Collateralisation of bonds issued to the public

Mortgages collateralising covered bonds issued before 1 August 2010, under the Finnish Act on Mortgage Credit Banks (1240/1999), are included in Cover Asset Pool A. The balance of Pool A was EUR 3,200 million at the end of September.

Mortgages collateralising covered bonds issued after 1 August 2010, under the Finnish Covered Bonds Act (688/2010), are included in Cover Asset Pool B. The balance of Pool B was EUR 4,590 million at the end of September.

Capital adequacy

OPMB's capital adequacy ratio stood at 9.9% on 30 September. Capital ratio excluding transition rules stood at 46.3%.

Joint Responsibility and Joint Security

Under the Act on Cooperative Banks and Other Cooperative Credit Institutions, the amalgamation of the cooperative banks comprises the organisation's central institution (OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative), the Central Cooperative's member credit institutions and the companies belonging to their consolidation groups. This amalgamation is monitored on a consolidated basis. The Central Cooperative and its member banks are ultimately responsible for each other's liabilities and commitments. The Central Cooperative's members at the end of the report period comprised OP-Pohjola Group's 188 member banks as well as Pohjola Bank plc, Helsinki OP Bank Plc, OP Mortgage Bank, OP-Kotipankki Oyj and OP Process Services Ltd. OP-Pohjola Group's insurance companies do not fall within the scope of joint responsibility.

The central institution is obligated to provide its member credit institutions with instructions on their internal supervision and risk management, their operations in securing liquidity and capital adequacy, and compliance with uniform accounting principles in preparing the amalgamation's consolidated financial statements.

The central institution and its member credit institutions are jointly responsible for the liabilities of the central institution or a member credit institution placed in liquidation or bankruptcy that cannot be paid from its assets. The liability is divided between the central institution and the member credit institutions in the ratios following the balance sheet total.

In spite of the joint responsibility and the joint security, pursuant to Section 25 of the Finnish Covered Bonds Act, the holder of a bond with mortgage collateral shall, notwithstanding the liquidation or bankruptcy of a mortgage credit bank, have the right to receive payment, before other claims, for the entire loan period of the bond, in accordance with the contract terms, from the funds entered as collateral for the bond.

Personnel

On 30 September, OPMB had six employees. It purchases all key support services from the Central Cooperative and its Group companies, which reduces the need for more staff.

Administration

The Board composition is as follows:

Chairman Harri Luhtala Chief Financial Officer, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative
Vice Chairman Elina Ronkanen-Minogue Senior Vice President, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative
Members Lars Björklöf Managing Director, Osuuspankki Raasepori
Sakari Haapakoski Bank Manager, Oulun Osuuspankki
Mika Helin Executive Vice President, Hämeenlinnan Seudun Osuuspankki
Hanno Hirvinen Executive Vice President, Pohjola Bank plc
Jari Tirkkonen Senior Vice President, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative

OPMB's Managing Director is Lauri Iloniemi.

Risk Exposure

The most significant types of risk related to OPMB are credit risk, structural funding risk, liquidity risk and interest-rate risk. The key indicators in use shows that OPMB's credit risk exposure is stable and the limit for liquidity risk set by the Board of Directors has not been exceeded. The liquidity buffer for OP-Pohjola Group, managed by Pohjola Bank Plc, is exploitable by OPMB. OPMB has hedged against the interest-rate risk associated with its housing loan portfolio through interest-rate swaps, i.e. base rate cash flows from housing loans to be hedged are swapped to short-term Euribor cash flows. The interest rate risk may be considered to be low.

Outlook

The existing issuance programme will make it possible to issue new covered bonds in 2013. It is expected that the Company's capital adequacy will remain strong, risk exposure will be favourable and the overall quality of the credit portfolio will remain strong.

This Interim Report is based on unaudited figures. Given that all of the figures have been rounded off, the sum total of individual figures may deviate from the presented sums.

Accounting Policies

The Interim Report for 1 January-30 September 2013 has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 (Interim Financial Reporting), as approved by the EU. In the preparation of this Interim Report, OPMB substantially applied the same accounting policies as in the financial statements 2012, except a change in the recognition of actuarial gains and losses on the defined benefit pension plan.

Since 1 January 2013, OPMB has applied the amendments to IAS 19 Employee Benefits. The revised standard removes the option for entities to apply the so-called corridor method in the recognition of actual gains and losses and changes the calculation of net interest income on the net defined benefit liability.Under the revised standard, the expected return on plan assets used in the calculation of net interest income is calculated based on the discount rate of the plan liability.

OPMB voluntarily abandoned the corridor method as of the beginning of 2012. The change in the calculation of the net interest income did not have any substantial effects on the personnel costs year on year or the financial year 2012.

The cash flow statement presents the cash flows for the period on a cash basis, divided into cash flows from operating activities, investing activities and financing activities. Cash flows from operating activities include the cash flows generated from day-to-day operations. Cash flow from investing activities includes payments related to PPE and intangible assets, investments held to maturity and shares that are not considered as belonging to cash flow from operating activities. Cash flow from financing activities includes cash flows originating in the financing of operations either on equity or liability terms from the money or capital market. Cash and cash equivalents include liquid assets and receivables from credit institutions payable on demand.  The statement has been prepared using the indirect method.

Capital adequacy
OPMB uses the Internal Ratings Based Approach (IRBA) to measure its capital adequacy requirement for credit risk and and uses the Standardised Approach to measure its capital adequacy for operational risk. The increase in shareholders' equity arising from the measurement of pension liabilities and the assets covering them, under IFRS, is not included in the capital base. Furthermore, intangible assets were deducted from the capital base.

Related-party transactions
OPMB's related parties include OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative and its subsidiaries, the OP Bank Group pension insurance organisation OP Bank Group Pension Fund and OP Bank Group Pension Foundation, and the company's administrative personnel. Standard loan terms and conditions apply to loans granted to the related parties. Loans are tied to generally used reference rates. Related-party transactions did not undergo any substantial changes during the reporting period.

Debt securities issued to the public are carried at amortised cost. The fair value of these debt instruments has been measured using information available in markets and employing commonly used valuation techniques. The difference between the fair value and carrying amount is presented as valuation difference in the Classification of financial assets and liabilities table. The carrying amounts of other balance-sheet items substantially correspond to their fair values.

All derivative contracts have been entered into for hedging purposes, regardless of their classification in accounting.

Calculation of key ratios

Return on equity, % = Annualised profit for the period / Equity capital (average equity capital at the beginning and end of the period) × 100

Cost/income ratio, % = (Personnel costs + Other administrative expenses + Other operating expenses) / (Net interest income + Net commissions and fees + Net trading income + Total net investment income+ Other operating income) × 100

Income statement                         TEURQ1-Q3/2013Q1-Q3/2012Q3/2013Q3/20122012
Interest income 60,804 97,644 20,146 27,118 121,246
Interest expenses 36,626 75,657 12,643 19,471 91,362
Net interest income24,17821,9877,5037,64829,884
Impairment loss on receivables 48 -36 27 -1 -53
Net commissions and fees -11,955 -8,566 -4,212 -3,143 -11,992
Net trading income 0 0 0 0 0
Net investment income 1 -186 0 -7 -186
Other operating income 0 0 0 0 0
Personnel costs 325 278 93 77 400
Other administrative expenses 1,190 1,196 375 354 1,586
Other operating expenses 932 1,159 282 453 1,459
Earnings before tax9,82510,5652,5683,61414,209
Income tax expense 2,405 2,586 628 885 3,478
Profit for the period7,4207,9791,9402,72910,731

Statement of comprehensive incomeQ1-Q3/2013Q1-Q3/2012Q3/2013Q3/20122012
TEUR
Profit for the period 7,420 7,979 1,940 2,729 10,731
Actuarial gains/losses on post-employment benefit obligations 0 0 0 0 -50
Income tax on actuarial gains/losses on post-employment benefit obligations 0 0 0 0 12
Total comprehensive income7,4207,9791,9402,72910,693

Key ratiosQ1-Q3/2013Q1-Q3/2012Q3/2013Q3/20122012
Return on equity (ROE), % 3.0 3.7 2.4 3.5 3.7
Cost/income ratio, % 20 20 23 20 19

Cash flow statement                     TEURQ1-Q3/2013Q1-Q3/2012
Cash and cash equivalents 1 Jan.53,30082,434
Total comprehensive income for the period 7,420 7,979
Adjustments to profit for the period 2,350 1,133
Increase (-) or decrease (+) in operating assets 581,207 -1,069,051
Increase (+) or decrease (-) in operating liabilities -586,348 778,831
A. Cash flow from operating activities4,629-281,109
Purchase of intangible assets -647 -537
B. Cash flow from investing activities-647-537
Increases in debt securities issued to the public 4,690 227,808
Decreases in debt securities issued to the public 0 0
Reserve for invested unrestricted equity 0 50,000
Dividends paid -2,001 -2,001
C. Cash flow from financing activities2,689275,807
Net increase/decrease in cash and cash equivalents (A+B+C)6,671-5,839
Cash and cash equivalents 30 Sep.59,97176,595

Balance sheet                              TEUR30 Sep  201330 June 201331 March 201331 Dec 201230  Sep 2012
Receivables from credit institutions 59,971 38,589 52,881 53,300 76,595
Derivative contracts 211,255 219,616 276,403 318,473 304,833
Receivables from customers 8,202,201 8,535,321 8,847,903 8,677,652 8,511,443
Investments assets 17 17 17 17 17
Intangible assets 1,579 1,303 1,128 1,101 881
Other assets 79,324 77,636 117,146 77,854 81,765
Tax assets 26 32 33 35 20
Total assets8,554,3738,872,5159,295,5129,128,4318,975,555
Liabilities to credit institutions 2,107,000 2,420,000 2,747,000 2,570,000 2,650,000
Derivative contracts 8,522 10,448 10,867 16,382 18,383
Debt securities issued to the public 6,003,280 6,010,497 6,068,986 6,109,687 5,878,746
Provisions and other liabilities 104,538 102,227 142,136 106,964 114,473
Tax liabilities 649 899 704 435 1,703
Total liabilities8,223,9908,544,0718,969,6938,803,4678,663,305
Shareholders' equity
  Share capital 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
  Reserve for invested unrestricted           . equity 235,000 235,000 235,000 235,000 225,000
  Retained earnings 35,383 33,444 30,819 29,964 27,250
Total equity 330,383 328,444 325,819 324,964 312,250
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity8,554,3738,872,5159,295,5129,128,4318,975,555

Off-balance-sheet commitments   TEUR30 Sep  201330 June 201331 March 201331 Dec 201230  Sep 2012
Irrevocable commitments given on behalf of customers 6,437 9,854 11,352 7,976 8,973

Statement of changes in equity    TEURShare capitalOther reservesRetained earningsTotal equity
Shareholders' equity 1 Jan 201260,000175,00021,271256,271
Reserve for invested unrestricted  equity - 50,000 - 50,000
Profit for the period - - 7,979 7,979
Other changes - - -2,001 -2,001
Shareholders' equity 30 Sep 201260,000225,00027,250312,250
Shareholders' equity 1 Jan 201360,000235,00029,964324,964
Reserve for invested unrestricted equity - - - 0
Profit for the period - - 7,420 7,420
Other changes - - -2,001 -2,001
Shareholders' equity 30 Sep 201360,000235,00035,383330,383

Capital  base                                 TEUR30 Sep 201331 Dec 201230 Sep 2012
Equity capital 330,383 324,964 312,250
Intangible assets -1,579 -1,101 -547
Excess funding of pension liability and fair value measurement of investment property and deferred tax assets on previous losses -12 -13 -17
Planned dividend distribution -1,500 -2,001 -
Impairments - shortfall of expected losses -3,470 -3,705 -3,634
Shortfall of other Tier 1 capital -3,470 -3,705 -3,634
Core Tier 1 capital320,351314,440304,418
Shortfall of Tier 2 capital -3,470 -3,705 -3,634
Transfer to Core Tier 1 capital 3,470 3,705 3,634
Tier 1 capital320,351314,440304,418
Debenture loans - - -
Impairments - shortfall of expected losses -3,470 -3,705 -3,634
Transfer to Tier 1 capital 3,470 3,705 3,634
Tier 2 capital000
Total capital base320,351314,440304,418
Capital adequacy ratio, % 9.9 9.2 9.1
Tier 1 ratio 9.9 9.2 9.1
Core Tier 1 ratio 9.9 9.2 9.1
Capital ratio excluding IRBA transition rules
Capital adequacy ratio, % 46.3 41.9 40.8
Tier 1 ratio 46.3 41.9 40.8
Core Tier 1 ratio 46.3 41.9 40.8

Shortfall of difference between impairment losses and expected losses totals EUR 7 million.

Risk-weighted assets investments and off-balance-sheet commitments,  TEUR30 Sep 201331 Dec 201230 Sep 2012
Credit risk 671,977 735,840 731,422
Market risk 0 0 0
Operational risks 19,941 14,043 14,043
Requirement for period of transition 2,549,775 2,656,632 2,600,586
Risk-weighted assets, investments and off-balance-sheet commitments, total3,241,6933,407,5733,346,051

Classification of financial assets and liabilities TEUR
Financial assetsLoans and  other receivablesRecognised at fair value through profit or loss Available   for saleTotal
Receivables from credit institutions 59,971 - - 59,971
Derivative contracts - 211,255 - 211,255
Receivables from customers 8,202,201 - - 8,202,201
Shares and participations - - 17 17
Other receivables 79,324 - - 79,324
Other assets 1,605 0 0 1,605
Balance at 30 Sep 20138,343,101211,255178,554,373
Balance at 30 Sep 20128,670,705304,833178,975,555
Balance at 31 December 20128,809,941318,473179,128,431
Financial liabilitiesRecognised at fair value through profit or loss Other liabilitiesTotal
Liabilities to credit institutions - - 2,107,000 2,107,000
Derivative contracts - 8,522 - 8,522
Debt securities issued to the public - 0 6,003,280 6,003,280
Subordinated liabilities - - - -
Other liabilities - - 105,188 105,188
Balance at 30 Sep 2013 - 8,5228,215,4688,223,990
Balance at 30 Sep 2012-18,3838,644,9238,663,305
Balance at 31 December 2012-16,3828,787,0858,803,467
Valuation difference of debt securities issued to the public (difference between fair value and carrying amount) 30 Sept. 2013 282,160 282,160

Derivative contracts 30 Sep 2013  TEUR Nominal values/residual term to maturity
Less than 1 year 1-5 years More than 5 years Total
Interest rate derivatives
Hedging 472,324 14,317,657 496,000 15,285,980
Trading 0 0 0 0
Total472,32414,317,657496,00015,285,980
             Fair values Credit
Assets Liabilities equivalent
Interest rate derivatives
Hedging 211,255 8,522 353,467
Trading - - -
Total211,2558,522353,467
Derivative contracts 31 Dec 2012  TEUR Nominal values/residual term to maturity
Less than 1 year 1-5 years More than 5 years Total
Interest rate derivatives
Hedging 585,259 12,947,452 2,330,000 15,862,711
Trading - - - -
Total585,25912,947,4522,330,00015,862,711
           Fair values Credit
Assets Liabilities equivalent
Interest rate derivatives
Hedging 318,473 16,382 328,295
Trading - - -
Total318,47316,382328,295

Grouping of the balance sheet according to the valuation method, TEUR
30 Sep 2013Valuation of fair value at the end of the period
Balance sheet valueLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets recognised at fair value
Derivate contracts 211,255 - 211,255 -
Total211,255-211,255-
Liabilities recognised at fair value
Derivate contracts 8,522 - 8,522 -
Total8,522-8,522-
31 Dec 2012Valuation of fair value at the end of the period
Balance sheet valueLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets recognised at fair value
Derivate contracts 318,473 - 318,473 -
Total318,473-318,473-
Liabilities recognised at fair value
Derivate contracts 16,382 - 16,382 -
Total16,382-16,382-
OPMB does not hold any transfers between the levels of fair value valuation.

Helsinki, 30 October 2013
OP Mortgage Bank
Board of Directors
For more information, please contact Managing Director Lauri Iloniemi, tel. +358 (0)10 252 3541
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