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FHLBank Topeka Announces 2023 Fourth Quarter and Annual Operating Results February 22, 2024
 

FHLBank Topeka (FHLBank) is reporting net income of $87.4 million computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the quarter ended December  31, 2023 compared to $73.1 million for the quarter ended December  31, 2022. For the year ended December  31, 2023, FHLBank is reporting net income of $370.5 million compared to $240.7 million for the same period in the prior year. The increases in net income for the current quarterly and year-to-date periods were the result of increases in net interest income and the impact of hedging, including fluctuations in fair value of economic derivatives and trading securities. These increases were partially offset by increases in operating expenses driven by compensation and benefits and expenses related to software implementations, and an increased allocation of funds available to members for affordable housing.

Net interest income increased $19.2 million for the quarter, from $99.9 million for the quarter ended December  31, 2022 to $119.1 million for the quarter ended December  31, 2023. Net interest income increased $97.1 million year-to-date, from $363.0 million for the year ended December  31, 2022 to $460.1 million for the year ended December  31, 2023. The increase for both the quarterly and year-to-date periods was due largely to an increase in the average yield due to rising interest rates and an increase in the average balance of advances, partially offset by a corresponding increase in the average cost and average balance of debt.

FHLBank expects to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on or about March  11, 2024.

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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 “anticipates,” “believes,” “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 risks or uncertainties 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: changes in the general economy and capital markets, the rate of inflation or deflation, employment rates, housing market activity and pricing, the size and volatility of the residential mortgage market, geopolitical events, and global economic uncertainty; governmental actions, including legislative, regulatory, judicial or other developments that affect FHLBank, our members, counterparties or investors, housing government-sponsored enterprises, or the FHLBank System in general; external events, such as economic, financial, or political disruptions, and/or wars, pandemics, and natural disasters, including disasters caused by climate change, which could damage our facilities or the facilities of our members, damage or destroy collateral pledged to secure advances or mortgages held for portfolio, which could increase our risk exposure or loss experience; effects of derivative accounting treatment and other accounting rule requirements, or changes in such requirements; 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; changes in demand for FHLBank products and services or consolidated obligations of the FHLBank System; 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; 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; soundness of other financial institutions, including FHLBank members, non-member borrowers, counterparties and the other FHLBanks; 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; the volume and quality of eligible mortgage loans originated and sold by participating members to FHLBank through its various mortgage finance products; 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; 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; volatility of market prices, changes in interest rates and indices and the timing and volume of market activity, including the effects of these factors on amortization/accretion; gains/losses on derivatives or on trading investments and the ability to enter into effective derivative instruments on acceptable terms; changes in FHLBank's capital structure; FHLBank's ability to declare dividends or to pay dividends at rates consistent with past practices; 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 manage cybersecurity risks and securely access the internet and internet-based systems and services, sufficient to effectively manage the risks of FHLBank's business; and the ability of FHLBank to attract and retain skilled individuals, including qualified executive officers. 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.

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