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WSFS Reports EPS of $0.52, ROA of 1.13% and ROTCE of 13.1% for the 1st Quarter of 2016, Driven by Strong Growth in Revenue and Continued Positive Operating Leverage

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WILMINGTON, Del., April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, reported net income of $15.8 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share for the first quarter of 2016 compared to net income of $12.9 million, or $0.45 per share for the first quarter of 2015 and net income of $14.0 million, or $0.46 per share for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Highlights for the first quarter of 2016:

  • Core(n) earnings per share (enumerated below) of $0.53 increased 20% from $0.44 for the first quarter of 2015; and core(n) return on average assets (ROA) increased 10% to 1.14% from 1.04% for the first quarter of 2015.
  • Core(n) net revenue increased $9.5 million, or 16% from the first quarter of 2015, including a $7.4 million, or 19% increase in core(n) net interest income and a $2.1 million, or 10% increase in core(n) fee income, reflecting both strong organic and acquisition growth. Core(n) noninterest expense increased $4.3 million, or only 11% in that same period, resulting in 5 points of positive operating leverage and an improved efficiency ratio.
  • Commercial loans grew at a 5% annualized rate led by more than 8% growth in both Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) lending, reflecting continued success in winning good market share.

Notable (Non-Core) items in the quarter:

  • WSFS recorded $569,000 (pre-tax), or more than $0.01 per share (after-tax) in expenses related to corporate development (M&A) activities during the first quarter of 2016, primarily related to the acquisition of Alliance Bank, which closed in early October 2015, and the pending combination with Penn Liberty Bank, scheduled to close in August 2016. WSFS recorded $0.01 per share in corporate development costs in the first quarter of 2015.
  • WSFS realized $305,000, or less than $0.01 per share in net gains on securities sales from its investment portfolio during the first quarter of 2016. WSFS recorded $0.01 per share in net gains on securities sales in the first quarter of 2015.
  • The first quarter of 2015 included $808,000 of interest income, or $0.02 per share, from a special one-time dividend payment from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) which impacts year-over-year comparability.

CEO outlook and commentary:

Mark A. Turner, President and CEO, said, "We are pleased to report strong first quarter 2016 results reflecting the continued success of our balanced growth strategy that includes both prudent organic and acquisition growth. While the first quarter is seasonally slower due to fewer days, the impact of winter weather, and higher compensation related costs, we continued our trend of fundamental progress across all parts of our business. Our year-over-year core net revenues grew 16%, while core expenses grew at a slower pace resulting in significant positive operating leverage and an improved efficiency ratio. Core EPS increased 20% and Core ROA increased 10% from the first quarter of 2015 and showed continued progress towards our strategic goals.   

"These results provide a strong foundation as we embark on our new 2016-2018 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan includes a full year 2016 core and sustainable ROA goal of 1.17%, increasing to at least 1.25% by the fourth quarter of 2016 and 1.30% by the fourth quarter of 2018. Our Strategic Plan reflects our focus on taking market share, deepening customer relationships, growing fee income and optimizing and innovating across our organization.

"Also, during the quarter we announced that we have obtained all required approvals for our combination with Penn Liberty Bank, which we expect to close in August 2016.  This combination will allow us to continue our expansion in our highly desirable Southeastern Pennsylvania market. We expect core EPS accretion in 2016 from this combination, further embracing our profitability growth.

"Finally, during the quarter, we were named a top-ten ‘Top Work Place' in the greater Philadelphia market by Philly.com. We have consistently been recognized as a top work place over the past decade and this latest award demonstrates our ability to successfully bring our culture, reputation and business model to the Pennsylvania market. We believe our strategy of ‘Engaged Associates delivering Stellar Experiences growing Customer Advocates and value for our Owners' has been the foundation for our strong financial performance and is vital to our continued success."

First Quarter 2016 Discussion of Financial Results
Continued solid growth in net interest income
Net interest income for the first quarter of 2016 was $45.4 million, an increase of $6.5 million, or 17% compared to the first quarter of 2015. The net interest margin increased 5 basis points (bps) to 3.87%. Adjusting for the impact of the special FHLB dividend of $808,000 in the first quarter of 2015, net interest income for the first quarter of 2016 increased $7.4 million, or 19%, and the net interest margin improved 13 bps over the previous year. These year-over-year increases in margin dollars and percentages reflect the impact of organic and acquisition growth and an improved balance sheet mix, in addition to the positive purchase accounting impacts from recent acquisitions.

Compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, net interest income decreased $2.5 million, or 5% (not annualized), and net interest margin decreased 27 bps, as the fourth quarter of 2015 included several out-sized and nonrecurring items discussed in our fourth quarter of 2015 earnings release.  

Loan growth continues
Net loans at March 31, 2016 were $3.79 billion, an increase of $23.1 million, or 2% (annualized) over December 31, 2015. The growth in loans was the result of more than an 8% (annualized) increase in both C&I loans ($40.6 million) and CRE loans ($20.2 million) and was partially offset by a decline in residential mortgages due to our strategy of selling newly originated residential mortgages in the secondary market, and also due to the expected, large, normal payoff activity in the construction portfolio. 

Compared to the first quarter of 2015, net loans increased $557.9 million, or 17%. This substantial year-over-year loan growth was spread across all major loan categories and was well balanced between acquired loans of $291.1 million and organic loan growth of $266.8 million.

The following table summarizes loan balances and composition at March 31, 2016 compared to prior periods:

         
   At At At 
(Dollars in Thousands)March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 March 31, 2015 
Commercial & industrial$  1,980,780   52 %$  1,940,204    52 %$  1,719,234   53 %
Commercial real estate   980,045   26     959,859    25     815,287   25  
Construction   225,699   6     244,025    6     151,945   5  
 Total commercial loans  3,186,524   84     3,144,088    83     2,686,466   83  
Residential mortgage   283,765   7     302,221    8    263,911   8  
Consumer   361,174   10     361,637    10    325,160   10  
Allowance for loan losses   (37,556)  (1)    (37,089)   (1)   (39,507)  (1) 
 Net Loans$  3,793,907   100 %$  3,770,857    100 %$  3,236,030   100 %
                           

Credit quality continues favorable trends
Credit quality metrics continued to show favorable trends and remained near historically low levels. Total nonperforming assets were $37.7 million at March 31, 2016, a $2.2 million, or 6% (not annualized) improvement from the fourth quarter of 2015, driven mostly by a reduction in nonaccruing loans. The nonperforming assets to total assets ratio improved to 0.66% from 0.71% at December 31, 2015.

Delinquencies (which include nonperforming delinquencies) decreased $20.8 million from December 31, 2015 to $22.9 million, or only 0.60% of gross loans at March 31, 2016.  The decrease included the impact of the previously discussed one large ($17.3 million), highly-seasonal relationship which has shown similar payment experience in prior years, and was brought current in early January 2016.

Net charge-offs for the first quarter of 2016 were a low $313,000, or only 3bps of total net loans on an annualized basis, a reduction from $1.1 million, or 12bps annualized in the fourth quarter of 2015, and $705,000, or 9bps annualized, in the first quarter of 2015.

Total credit costs (provision for loan losses, loan workout expenses, OREO expenses and other credit reserves) were $1.3 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $1.2 million from the previous quarter primarily due to the aforementioned low net charge offs and overall favorable credit quality trends. Total credit costs increased $373,000 from the first quarter of 2015, which benefited from gains on sale of OREO properties and recovery of legal expenses.

The ratio of the ALLL to total gross loans was 0.99% at March 31, 2016, consistent with 0.98% at December 31, 2015. Excluding the accounting for acquired loans, the ALLL to total gross loans ratio would have been 1.10% at March 31, 2016 and 1.11% at December 31, 2015. The ALLL increased to 190% of nonaccruing loans from 175% at December 31, 2015.

Customer funding reflects continued growth in relationship accounts 
Total customer funding increased $9.8 million from December 31, 2015. Organic growth was mainly in relationship accounts and was driven by an increase in core deposits of $35.0 million, or 4% (annualized). This was offset by a decrease of $26.1 million in time deposits. Time deposits decreased mainly due to allowing older, higher-rate CDs to either run-off or convert to core deposits as part of continued net interest margin management.

Compared to March 31, 2015, customer funding increased $540.5 million, or 16% to $3.88 billion. In addition to the deposits gained from the acquisition of Alliance in 2015 of $339.3 million, organic customer funding grew $201.2 million, or 6% year-over-year. This organic growth was primarily in relationship accounts as core deposits increased $295.5 million reflecting strong growth in market share.

At March 31, 2016 core deposits represented a robust 85% of total customer funding, and low-cost relationship checking deposit accounts represented 45% of total customer funding. The loan to customer funding ratio was also a healthy 99% at March 31, 2016.

The following table summarizes customer funding balances and composition at March 31, 2016 compared to prior periods:

            
    At  At  At 
(Dollars in thousands) March 31, 2016  December 31, 2015  March 31, 2015 
                     
                     
Noninterest demand $ 964,487  25% $ 958,238  25% $ 837,416  25%
Interest-bearing demand   786,780  20    784,619  20    699,312  21 
Savings   449,061  11    439,918  11    418,004  12 
Money market   1,107,421  29    1,090,050  28    899,917  27 
 Total core deposits   3,307,749  85    3,272,825  84    2,854,649  85 
Customer time   560,939  14    587,011  15    474,003  14 
 Total customer deposits   3,868,688  99    3,859,836  99    3,328,652  99 
Customer sweep accounts   14,753  1    13,770  1    14,257  1 
 Total customer funding$ 3,883,441  100% $ 3,873,606  100% $ 3,342,909  100%
                     

Double-digit growth continued in fee income over prior year
Core(n) fee income (noninterest income) increased $2.1 million, or 10% when compared to the same period a year ago. This came from across-the-board growth, including increases of $874,000 in credit/debit card and ATM income, $371,000 in deposit service charges, $355,000 from gain on sale of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, and $161,000 in investment management and fiduciary revenue, in each case compared to the same period a year ago.

Compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, core(n) fee income increased $202,000, despite the seasonal decrease typically seen in fee income in the first quarter due to the impact of winter weather on economic activity. Key growth drivers included an increase in mortgage banking fee income of $302,000, an increase in credit/debit card and ATM income of $174,000 as well as the gain on sale of SBA loans (noted above), in each case compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. These increases were offset by a seasonal decrease of $457,000 in investment management and fiduciary revenue (discussed more below). 

Our fee income for the first quarter of 2016 is a robust 33% of total revenue and our performance reflects the strength and diversity of our revenue streams.  

Noninterest expense reflects franchise growth and seasonal expenses 
Noninterest expense for the first quarter of 2016 was $43.2 million, an increase of $4.3 million when compared to the first quarter of 2015. Core(n) noninterest expense also increased $4.3 million when compared to the same period last year. Contributing to the year-over-year increase was $1.8 million of ongoing operating costs from the addition of the Alliance franchise and increased compensation expense from added staff to support our significant organic and acquisition growth. In addition, professional fees increased primarily due to higher legal and consulting fees in our Wealth Management segment.

Noninterest expense decreased $4.0 million when compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. Excluding notable items in both periods, core(n) noninterest expense increased $1.6 million. The increase included higher salary and related expenses reflecting typical first quarter seasonality, such as merit increases in salary, accruals for earned but unused paid time off (PTO), higher 401(k) matching costs and certain employer-paid taxes until caps are met, and higher seasonal occupancy-related costs.

Selected Business Segments (included in previous results): 
Wealth Management revenue grows 8% over the prior year

The Wealth Management segment provides a broad array of fiduciary, investment management, credit and deposit products to clients through four businesses.  WSFS Wealth Investments provides insurance and brokerage products primarily to our retail banking clients.  Cypress Capital Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor with approximately $634 million in assets under management (AUM). Cypress' primary market segment is high net worth individuals, offering a "balanced" investment style focused on preservation of capital and providing for current income.  Christiana Trust, with $12.5 billion in assets under management and administration, provides fiduciary and investment services to personal trust clients, and trustee, agency, bankruptcy administration, custodial and commercial domicile services to corporate and institutional clients.  WSFS Private Banking serves high net worth clients by delivering credit and deposit products and partnering with other business units to deliver investment management and fiduciary products and services.

Total Wealth Management revenue (net interest income, fiduciary fees and other fee income) was $8.8 million for the first quarter of 2016.  This was an increase of $622,000, or 8% compared to the first quarter of 2015 and a decrease of $423,000, or 5% (not annualized) compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The year-over-year increase included fee revenue growth of $273,000, or 5%, and reflects continued growth in several Wealth Management business lines, with particular strength in corporate trust services, bankruptcy administration and the partnership with WSFS Mortgage in the delivery of mortgage products to Private Banking clients.  The decline in revenue over the prior quarter is primarily attributable to the very strong fourth quarter of 2015, including corporate trust services, as a result of a number of new securitization trust appointments in that quarter.

Total noninterest expense (including intercompany allocations and provision for loan losses and credit costs) was $5.8 million during the first quarter of 2016 compared to $4.9 million during the first quarter of 2015 and $6.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2015.  The year-over-year increase in costs was due to $677,000 of legal and consulting costs on a few legacy trust matters, as well as increased compensation expense due to higher revenue and other infrastructure costs necessary to support the continuing growth of the Wealth Management business. 

Pre-tax income in the first quarter of 2016 was $2.9 million compared to $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2015 and $3.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and was driven by the above-mentioned factors.

Cash Connect pre-tax income increases 18% over same quarter 2015.
Cash Connect® is a premier provider of ATM vault cash and smart safe and cash logistics services in the United States. Cash Connect® services over 17,000 non-bank ATMs and retail safes nationwide with over $700 million in cash and also operates over 440 ATMs for WSFS Bank, which has the largest branded ATM network in Delaware.

Our Cash Connect® division recorded $7.3 million in net revenue (fee income less funding costs) in the first quarter of 2016, an increase of $877,000, or 14% from the first quarter of 2015, reflecting significant organic growth. Net revenue decreased $145,000 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 due to typical seasonality. Noninterest expense (including intercompany allocations of expense) was $5.6 million during the first quarter of 2016, an increase of $614,000 from the first quarter of 2015 and an increase of $346,000 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.  Cash Connect® reported pre-tax income of $1.7 million for the first quarter of 2016, which was an increase of $264,000, or 18% from the first quarter of 2015. First quarter 2016 pre-tax income decreased $491,000, or 22% from $2.2 million when compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily as a result of seasonality.

The Cash Connect business's significant year-over-year fee income growth was driven by the ongoing expansion of its core business offerings of ATM Vault Cash and related Total Cash Management services. This growth is due to the deepening of our relationships with some of the largest providers of ATM services in the United States.  Our Cash Connect division is also continuing to gain traction with its new smart safe, cash logistics offering which is a recently added source of fee income.  Three national smart safe partners are now boarding locations with our program which has expanded to 18 states.

Income taxes
The Company recorded an $8.7 million income tax provision in the first quarter of 2016, compared to $8.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a $7.3 million tax provision in the first quarter of 2015. 

The effective tax rate was 35.5% in the first quarter of 2016, 36.4% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 36.2% in the first quarter of 2015. The first quarter 2016 effective rate decreased slightly due to increased tax-exempt income and lower nondeductible expenses associated with acquisition activity.

Capital management
WSFS' total stockholders' equity at March 31, 2016 increased $17.1 million, or 3%, to $597.6 million, due to the quarterly earnings and an increase in the fair value of the available-for-sale investment portfolio, offset by common stock dividends and the Company's stock buyback activity.

Similarly, WSFS' tangible common equity(n) increased by 4% to $503.0 million at March 31, 2016 from $485.2 million at December 31, 2015.  WSFS' tangible common equity to asset ratio(n) increased by 16bps during the quarter to 9.00%. Tangible common book value per share(n) was $17.04 at March 31, 2016, or a $0.74, or 5%, increase from December 31, 2015, with all ratios reflecting the combined impact of the above noted changes.

At March 31, 2016, WSFS Bank's Tier I leverage ratio of 10.50%, Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio and Tier 1 capital ratio of 12.16%, and Total Capital ratio of 12.96%, were all substantially in excess of the "well-capitalized" regulatory benchmarks.

In the first quarter of 2016, WSFS repurchased 301,871 shares of common stock at an average price of $29.75 as part of our 5% buyback program approved by the Board of Directors during the fourth quarter of 2015. WSFS has 1,098,694 shares, or just under 4% of outstanding shares, remaining to repurchase under this current authorization.

Finally, the Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock. This dividend will be paid on May 27, 2016 to shareholders of record as of May 13, 2016.

First quarter 2016 earnings release conference call
Management will conduct a conference call to review first quarter results at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, April 29, 2016.  Interested parties may listen to this call by dialing 1-877-312-5857. A rebroadcast of the conference call will be available two hours after the completion of the call, until Thursday, May 12, 2016, by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and using Conference ID 85673942.

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 March 31, 2016 WSFS Financial Corporation had $5.7 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $13.1 billion in fiduciary assets, including approximately $1.2 billion in assets under management.  As of March 31, 2016, WSFS operates from 63 offices located in Delaware (44), Pennsylvania (17), 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 Christiana Trust, WSFS Wealth Investments, Cypress Capital Management, LLC, Cash Connect®, WSFS Mortgage and Arrow Land Transfer. Serving the Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is the seventh oldest bank in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit www.wsfsbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
This press release contains estimates, predictions, opinions, projections and other "forward-looking statements" as that phrase is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements include, without limitation, references to the Company's predictions or expectations of future business or financial performance as well as its goals and objectives for future operations, financial and business trends, business prospects, and management's outlook or expectations for earnings, revenues, expenses, capital levels, liquidity levels, asset quality or other future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations.  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 market areas 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 any problem loans including litigation and other costs; changes in market interest rates may increase funding costs and reduce earning asset yields thus reducing 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 changes in regulations affecting financial institutions, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the rules and regulations being issued in accordance with this statute and potential expenses associated with complying with such regulations; possible additional loan losses and impairment of the collectability of loans; 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; negative perceptions or publicity with respect to the Company's trust and wealth management business; system failure or cybersecurity 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 acceleration of prepayments of mortgage-backed securities due to low interest rates, and the related acceleration of premium amortization on prepayments on mortgage-backed securities due to low interest rates; regulatory limits on the Company's ability to receive dividends from its subsidiaries and pay dividends to its shareholders; the effects of any reputational, 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, discussed in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.  Forward-looking statements are as of the date they are made, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three months ended 
(Unaudited)March 31, December 31, March 31, 
 2016  2015  2015  
Interest income:           
Interest and fees on loans$ 43,517 $ 45,449 $  36,244  
Interest on mortgage-backed securities  3,894   3,629    3,433  
Interest and dividends on investment securities  1,220   1,085    860  
Interest on reverse mortgage loans  1,045   1,336    1,236  
Other interest income  370   314    1,078  
   50,046   51,813    42,851  
Interest expense:         
Interest on deposits  2,118   1,811    1,942  
Interest on Federal Home Loan Bank advances  1,048   676    713  
Interest on trust preferred borrowings  371   353    327  
Interest on senior debt  942   941    942  
Interest on other borrowings  211   136    110  
   4,690   3,917    4,034  
Net interest income  45,356   47,896    38,817  
Provision for loan losses  780   1,778    786  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses  44,576   46,118    38,031  
          
Noninterest income:         
Credit/debit card and ATM income  6,901   6,727    6,027  
Investment management and fiduciary revenue  5,254   5,711    5,093  
Deposit service charges  4,276   4,342    3,905  
Mortgage banking activities, net  1,654   1,352    1,703  
Loan fee income  477   497    463  
Investment securities gains, net  305   474    451  
Bank-owned life insurance income  231   232    203  
Other income  3,972   3,702    3,250  
   23,070   23,037    21,095  
Noninterest expense:         
Salaries, benefits and other compensation  22,876   21,779    21,010  
Occupancy expense  4,270   3,849    3,878  
Equipment expense  2,473   2,348    2,082  
Professional fees  2,403   2,473    1,472  
Data processing and operations expense  1,542   1,498    1,422  
Marketing expense  664   792    584  
FDIC expenses  838   711    669  
Early extinguishment of debt costs  -   651    -  
Corporate development expense  569   5,473    596  
Loan workout and OREO expense  503   613    (1) 
Other operating expenses  7,061   7,000    7,201  
   43,199   47,187    38,913  
Income before taxes  24,447   21,968    20,213  
Income tax provision  8,677   7,984    7,324  
Net income$ 15,770 $ 13,984 $  12,889  
Diluted earnings per share of common stock (p):         
Net income allocable to common stockholders$0.52 $ 0.46 $  0.45  
            
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding for fully diluted EPS 30,228,788  30,234,365  28,752,987   
          
Performance Ratios:         
Return on average assets (a)  1.13% 1.03%  1.06 %
Return on average equity (a)  10.65  9.71   10.30  
Return on tangible common equity (a) (n)  13.13  11.84   12.00  
Net interest margin (a)(b)  3.87  4.14   3.82  
Efficiency ratio (c)  62.44  65.86   64.39  
Noninterest income as a percentage of total net revenue (b)  33.35  32.15   34.91  
See "Notes"         


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION  
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)         
SUMMARY STATEMENTS OF CONDITION         
(Dollars in thousands)         
(Unaudited)March 31, December 31, March 31, 
 2016  2015  2015  
Assets:         
Cash and due from banks$ 92,543 $ 83,065 $ 92,481 
Cash in non-owned ATMs  497,322   477,924   412,958 
Investment securities (d)  206,119   196,776   157,955 
Other investments  30,874   30,709   27,854 
Mortgage-backed securities (d)  735,555   690,115   751,429 
Net loans (e)(f)(l)  3,793,907   3,770,857   3,236,030 
Reverse mortgage loans  24,739   24,284   27,035 
Bank owned life insurance  90,439   90,208   76,712 
Goodwill and intangibles  94,572   95,295   57,369 
Other assets  120,084   126,729   106,657 
  Total assets$ 5,686,154 $ 5,585,962 $ 4,946,480 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:         
Noninterest-bearing deposits$ 964,487 $ 958,238 $ 837,416 
Interest-bearing deposits  2,904,201   2,901,598   2,491,236 
  Total customer deposits  3,868,688   3,859,836   3,328,652 
Brokered deposits  200,083   156,730   193,626 
  Total deposits  4,068,771   4,016,566   3,522,278 
          
Federal Home Loan Bank advances  707,826   669,514   623,759 
Other borrowings  264,598   264,697   250,798 
Other liabilities  47,379   54,714   44,150 
          
  Total liabilities  5,088,574   5,005,491   4,440,985 
          
Stockholders' equity  597,580   580,471   505,495 
          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 5,686,154 $ 5,585,962 $ 4,946,480 
          
          
Capital Ratios:         
Equity to asset ratio  10.51%  10.39%  10.22%
Tangible common equity to asset ratio (n)  9.00   8.84   9.17 
Common equity Tier 1 capital (g) (required: 4.5%; well capitalized: 6.5%)  12.16   12.31   12.59 
Tier 1 leverage (g) (required: 4.00%; well-capitalized: 5.00%)  10.50   10.88   10.69 
Tier 1 risk-based capital (g) (required: 6.00%; well-capitalized: 8.00%)  12.16   12.31   12.59 
Total Risk-based capital (g) (required: 8.00%; well-capitalized: 10.00%)  12.96   13.11   13.56 
          
          
Asset Quality Indicators:         
          
Nonperforming Assets:         
Nonaccruing loans$ 19,791 $ 21,165 $ 20,681 
Troubled debt restructuring (accruing)  13,909   13,647   22,500 
Assets acquired through foreclosure  3,979   5,080   6,088 
  Total nonperforming assets$ 37,679 $ 39,892 $ 49,269 
          
Past due loans (h)$ 127 $ 18,032 $ 694 
          
Allowance for loan losses$ 37,556 $ 37,089 $ 39,507 
          
Ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets  0.66%  0.71%  1.00%
Ratio of nonperforming assets (excluding accruing TDRs)  0.42   0.47   0.54 
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to total gross loans (i)  0.99   0.98   1.22 
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonaccruing loans  190   175   191 
Ratio of quarterly net charge-offs to average gross loans (a)(e)  0.03   0.12   0.09 
Ratio of year-to-date net charge-offs to average gross loans (a)(f)  0.03   0.29   0.09 
See "Notes"         


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION 
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued) 
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET 
(Dollars in thousands) 
(Unaudited) Three months ended
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   March 31, 2015 
  Average  Interest & Yield/   Average  Interest & Yield/   Average  Interest & Yield/ 
  Balance  Dividends Rate (a)(b)   Balance  Dividends Rate (a)(b)   Balance  Dividends Rate (a)(b) 
Assets: 
Interest-earning assets: 
Loans: (e) (j)                          
  Commercial real estate loans$  1,192,711  $ 14,280 4.82 % $  1,193,235  $ 16,532 5.54 % $  955,680  $ 11,225  4.70 %
  Residential real estate loans (l)   286,853    3,179 4.43      294,255    3,205 4.36      249,612    2,414  3.87  
  Commercial loans   1,970,680    21,965 4.52      1,886,691    21,736 4.65      1,700,948    19,038  4.50  
  Consumer loans   361,040    4,093 4.56      359,708    3,976 4.39      325,449    3,567  4.44  
  Total loans (l)   3,811,284    43,517 4.61      3,733,889    45,449 4.89      3,231,689    36,244  4.50  
Mortgage-backed securities (d)   711,352    3,894 2.19      694,803    3,629 2.09      723,018    3,433  1.90  
Investment securities (d)   203,665    1,220 3.54      183,161    1,085 3.49      158,028    860  3.22  
Reverse mortgage loans   25,137    1,045 16.63      25,266    1,336 21.15      28,253    1,236  17.50  
Other interest-earning assets   30,558    370 4.87      25,351    314 4.90      31,623    1,078  13.83  
  Total interest-earning assets   4,781,996    50,046 4.27      4,662,470    51,813 4.47      4,172,611    42,851  4.22  
Allowance for loan losses   (37,544)          (36,516)          (39,674)      
Cash and due from banks   93,998           101,860           81,149       
Cash in non-owned ATMs   452,052           415,311           402,072       
Bank owned life insurance   90,290           88,926           76,583       
Other noninterest-earning assets   216,460           200,674           148,445       
  Total assets$  5,597,252        $  5,432,725        $  4,841,186       
                           
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:                          
Interest-bearing liabilities:                          
Interest-bearing deposits:                          
  Interest-bearing demand$  766,209  $ 245 0.13 % $  741,602  $ 195 0.10 % $  673,976  $ 152  0.09 %
  Money market   1,098,595    749 0.27      1,110,235    712 0.25      875,273    538  0.25  
  Savings   443,822    139 0.13      434,973    130 0.12      408,555    52  0.05  
  Customer time deposits   574,422    745 0.52      555,108    600 0.43      490,077    1,049  0.87  
  Total interest-bearing customer deposits   2,883,048    1,878 0.26      2,841,918    1,637 0.23      2,447,881    1,791  0.30  
  Brokered deposits   166,974    241 0.58      187,878    174 0.37      180,618    151  0.34  
  Total interest-bearing deposits   3,050,022    2,119 0.28      3,029,796    1,811 0.24      2,628,499    1,942  0.30  
                           
FHLB of Pittsburgh advances   674,247    1,048 0.63      543,562    676 0.50      610,954    713  0.47  
Trust preferred borrowings   67,011    371 2.23      67,011    353 2.09      67,011    327  1.98  
Senior Debt   55,000    942 6.85      55,000    941 6.85      55,000    942  6.85  
Other borrowed funds   155,011    210 0.54      143,929    136 0.38      127,325    110  0.34  
  Total interest-bearing liabilities   4,001,291    4,690 0.47      3,839,298    3,917 0.40      3,488,789    4,034  0.47  
                           
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits   949,607           967,436           811,365       
Other noninterest-bearing liabilities   54,307           49,980           40,628       
Stockholders' equity   592,047           576,011           500,404       
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$  5,597,252        $  5,432,725        $  4,841,186       
                           
Excess of interest-earning assets                          
  over interest-bearing liabilities$  780,705        $  823,172        $  683,822        
                           
Net interest and dividend income   $ 45,356       $ 47,896       $ 38,817    
                           
                           
Interest rate spread                          
        3.80 %        4.07 %        3.75 %
Net interest margin(o)                          
        3.87 %        4.14 %        3.82 %
                           
See "Notes"                          


 WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION       
 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)       
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)       
 (Unaudited)Three months ended 
  March 31,December 31,March 31,
 Stock Information (p):2016  2015  2015  
           
 Market price of common stock:         
   High$ 33.71  $  35.42   $ 26.51  
   Low  26.40     27.51    24.51  
   Close  32.52     32.36    25.21  
 Book value per share of common stock  20.24     19.50    17.88  
 Tangible common book value per share of common stock (n)  17.04     16.30    15.85  
 Number of shares of common stock outstanding (000s)  29,522     29,763     28,266  
 Other Financial Data:         
 One-year repricing gap to total assets (k)  1.86 %   1.80  % 1.86 %
 Weighted average duration of the MBS portfolio4.1 Years 4.7 years 3.8 years 
 Unrealized (losses) gains on securities available-for-sale, net of taxes$ 8,496  $  (1,887) $ 4,101  
 Number of Associates (FTEs) (m)  948     947    857  
 Number of offices (branches, LPO's, operations centers, etc.)  63     63    56  
 Number of WSFS owned ATMs  442     467     460  
 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 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. 
(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. 
(m)Includes seasonal Associates, when applicable.
(n)The Company uses non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial information in its
 analysis of the Company's 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. See page 18
(o)Beginning in 2015, the annualization method used to calculate net interest margin was changed to
  actual/actual from 30/360.  All periods net interest margin calculations were updated to reflect this change.
(p)All stock information has been adjusted for the 3 for 1 stock dividend completed on May 18, 2015.



 WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION        
 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)        
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)        
 (Unaudited)          
            
 Non-GAAP Reconciliation (n):Three months ended  
  March 31,  December 31, March 31,  
  2016  2015  2015   
 Net interest Income (GAAP)$  45,356  $  47,896  $  38,817   
 Less: FHLB Special Dividend   -     -     (808)  
 Core net interest income (non-GAAP)   45,356     47,896     38,009   
 Noninterest Income (GAAP)   23,070     23,037     21,095   
 Less: Securities gains   (305)    (474)    (451)  
 Core fee income (non-GAAP)   22,765     22,563     20,644   
 Core net revenue (non-GAAP)$  68,121  $  70,459  $  58,653   
            
            
            
 Noninterest expense (GAAP)$  43,199  $  47,187  $  38,913   
 Less: Corporate Development Costs   (569)    (5,473)    (596)  
 Debt extinguishment costs   -     (651)    -   
 Core noninterest expense (non-GAAP)$  42,630  $  41,063  $  38,317   
            
  End of period  
  March 31,  December 31, March 31,  
  2016  2015  2015   
            
 Total assets$  5,686,154  $  5,585,491  $  4,946,480   
 Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets   (94,572)    (95,295)    (57,369)  
 Total tangible assets$  5,591,582  $  5,490,196  $  4,889,111   
            
 Total Stockholders' equity$  597,580  $  580,471  $  505,495   
 Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets   (94,572)    (95,295)    (57,369)  
 Total tangible common equity (non-GAAP)$  503,008  $  485,176  $  448,126   
            
 Calculation of tangible common book value per share:        
 Book Value per share (GAAP)$  20.24  $  19.50  $  17.88   
 Tangible common book value per share (non-GAAP)   17.04     16.30     15.85   
            
 Calculation of tangible common equity to assets:        
 Equity to asset ratio (GAAP)  10.51 %  10.39 %  10.22 % 
 Tangible common equity to asset ratio (non-GAAP)  9.00    8.84    9.17   
     
  Three months ended  
  March 31,  December 31, March 31,  
  2016  2015  2015   
 GAAP net income$  15,770   $  13,984  $  12,889   
 Less: Sec. gains, corp. dev. costs, debt ext. & FHLB dividend, net of taxes   241      3,835     (236)  
 Non-GAAP net income$  16,011   $  17,819  $  12,653   
            
 Return on Average Assets (ROA)   1.13  %   1.03 %   1.06 % 
 Less: Sec. gains, corp. dev. costs, debt ext. & FHLB dividend, net of taxes   0.01      0.28     (0.02)  
 Non-GAAP ROA   1.14  %   1.31 %   1.04 % 
            
 GAAP EPS$  0.52   $  0.46  $  0.45   
 Less: Sec. gains, corp. dev. costs, debt ext. & FHLB dividend, net of taxes   0.01      0.13     (0.01)  
 Core EPS (non-GAAP)$  0.53   $  0.59  $  0.44   

 

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