FHLBank Topeka Announces 2019 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
February 20, 2020
FHLBank Topeka (FHLBank) announces its 2019 fourth quarter and annual operating results. FHLBank is reporting net income computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) of $52.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019 compared to $43.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018. For the year ended December 31, 2019, FHLBank is reporting net income of $185.2 million compared to $170.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2018.
During the fourth quarter of 2019, FHLBank paid a dividend of 2.50 percent on the average outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and 7.50 percent on the average outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock. Other operating highlights from the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2019 are presented below. FHLBank expects to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on or about March 20, 2020.
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The information contained in this announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements describing the objectives, projections, estimates or future predictions of FHLBank’s operations. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “may,” “is likely,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “will,” “intend,” “probable,” “project,” “should” or their negatives or other variations on these terms. FHLBank cautions that by their nature forward-looking statements involve risk or uncertainty and that actual results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: governmental actions, including legislative, regulatory, judicial or other developments that affect FHLBank, its members, counterparties or investors, housing government-sponsored enterprises, or the FHLBank System in general; changes in FHLBank's capital structure; changes in economic and market conditions, including conditions in our district and the U.S. and global economy, as well as the mortgage, housing and capital markets; the possible discontinuance of LIBOR and the related effect on FHLBank's LIBOR-based financial products, investments, and contracts; changes in demand for FHLBank products and services or consolidated obligations of the FHLBank System; effects of derivative accounting treatment and other accounting rule requirements, or changes in such requirements; the effects of amortization/accretion; gains/losses on derivatives or on trading investments and the ability to enter into effective derivative instruments on acceptable terms; volatility of market prices, changes in interest rates and indices and the timing and volume of market activity; membership changes, including changes resulting from member failures or mergers, changes due to member eligibility, or changes in the principal place of business of members; our ability to declare dividends or to pay dividends at rates consistent with past practices; soundness of other financial institutions, including FHLBank members, nonmember borrowers, counterparties, and the other FHLBanks; changes in the value or liquidity of collateral underlying advances to FHLBank members or nonmember borrowers or collateral pledged by reverse repurchase and derivative counterparties; competitive forces, including competition for loan demand, purchases of mortgage loans and access to funding; the ability of FHLBank to introduce new products and services to meet market demand and to manage successfully the risks associated with all products and services; the ability of FHLBank to keep pace with technological changes and the ability to develop and support technology and information systems, including the ability to securely access the internet and internet-based systems and services, sufficient to effectively manage the risks of FHLBank's business; the ability of each of the other FHLBanks to repay the principal and interest on consolidated obligations for which it is the primary obligor and with respect to which FHLBank has joint and several liability; changes in the U.S. government’s long-term debt rating and the long-term credit rating of the senior unsecured debt issues of the FHLBank System; changes in the fair value and economic value of, impairment of, and risks associated with FHLBank’s investments in mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities or other assets and the related credit enhancement protections; and the volume and quality of eligible mortgage loans originated and sold by participating members to FHLBank through its various mortgage finance products. Additional risks that might cause FHLBank’s results to differ from these forward-looking statements are provided in detail in FHLBank’s filings with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov.
All forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice. The reader should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, since the statements speak only as of the date that they are made, and FHLBank has no obligation and does not undertake publicly to update, revise or correct any forward-looking statement for any reason.