July 27, 2017
Eric Amig – (212) 441-6807
Brian Finnegan – (212) 441-6877
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Announces
Second Quarter 2017 Operating Highlights
New York, NY – The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) today released its unaudited financial highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
“Our success stems from our reliability, reflected by our record levels of advances during the second quarter of 2017,” said José R. González, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. “Throughout the first half of the year, our members increasingly looked to the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York to help meet their funding and liquidity needs. As we continue to move through 2017, we are well-positioned to remain a trusted partner for our members as we all work together to strengthen our communities and drive our cooperative forward.”
Highlights from the second quarter of 2017 include:
Net income for the quarter was $130.9 million, an increase of $39.3 million, or 42.9 percent, from net income of $91.6 million for the second quarter of 2016. The increase in net income was driven primarily by larger advances balances, higher market interest rates and favorable funding spreads. Return on average equity (“ROE”) for the quarter was 6.99 percent (annualized), compared to ROE of 5.56 percent for the second quarter of 2016.
As of June 30, 2017, total assets were $155.5 billion, an increase of $13.7 billion, or 9.7 percent, from total assets of $141.8 billion at March 31, 2017. This increase in total assets was driven primarily by higher advances balances during the period. As of June 30, 2017, advances were $117.9 billion, an increase of $16.5 billion, or 16.3 percent, from $101.4 billion at March 31, 2017. Both the advances and total assets amounts were at record levels for the FHLBNY.
As of June 30, 2017, total capital was $8.1 billion, an increase of $0.8 billion from total capital of $7.3 billion at March 31, 2017. The FHLBNY’s retained earnings were $1.4 billion as of June 30, 2017, of which $1.0 billion was unrestricted retained earnings and $423.4 million was restricted retained earnings. At June 30, 2017, the FHLBNY met its regulatory capital ratios and liquidity requirements.
The FHLBNY currently expects to file its Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2017 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2017.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is a Congressionally chartered, wholesale Bank. It is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, a national wholesale banking network of 11 regional, stockholder-owned banks. As of June 30, 2019, the FHLBNY serves 324 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Federal Home Loan Banks support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America’s homebuyers.
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