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WSFS Reports 3Q 2015 EPS of $0.51, ROA of 1.14%, ROTCE of 13.27%; Net Revenue Grows 10% Over the Third Quarter of 2014 and Operating Leverage Accelerates; WSFS Completes Current 5% Share Buyback, Authorizes Another 5% Buyback and Increases Cash Dividend 20

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, reported net income of $14.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted common share for the third quarter of 2015 compared to net income of $11.4 million, or $0.41 per share for the third quarter of 2014 and net income of $12.2 million, or $0.43 per share for the second quarter of 2015.

Net income for the first nine months of 2015 was $39.5 million, or $1.39 per diluted common share, as compared to $41.0 million, or $1.49 per share for the same period of 2014. Results for the nine months of 2014 include a one-time tax benefit of $6.7 million, or $0.24 per share.

Highlights for the third quarter of 2015:

  • Core(n) earnings per share (EPS) of $0.53 (enumerated below) increased 13% from $0.47 for the third quarter of 2014.
  • Core(n) net revenue (excluding securities gains) increased $5.6 million, or 10% from the third quarter of 2014, reflecting strong organic growth and net interest margin improvement, whereas core(n) expenses increased only $1.3 million, or 4% from the third quarter of 2014, resulting in significant positive operating leverage and an improved efficiency ratio.

Notable (Non-Core) items:

  • WSFS recorded $855,000 (pre-tax) or slightly more than $0.02 per share (after-tax) in expenses related to corporate development activities during the third quarter of 2015, primarily related to the successful acquisition of Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania (Alliance), which was completed in October 2015.
  • WSFS realized $76,000, or well less than $0.01 per share in net gains on securities sales from its investment portfolio.

CEO outlook and commentary:

Mark A. Turner, President and CEO, said, “Our strong third quarter results reflect continued solid performance and growth. While the third quarter is seasonally slower, especially in fee income, we continue to make fundamental progress. Our year-over-year core revenues grew 10%, including strong gains in both our net interest margin and fee income, while core expenses grew at a much slower pace. This resulted in significant positive operating leverage and notable improvements in our efficiency ratio, EPS, ROA and ROTCE. We again showed steady progress towards our strategic goals, including achieving a core and sustainable 1.20% ROA in the fourth quarter of 2015.

“These results and good prospects for the future have allowed us to return greater amounts of capital to our shareholders. This quarter we completed our 5% share repurchase program announced in October 2014, and the Board authorized another 5% share repurchase plan. The Board also authorized a 20% increase in our quarterly cash dividend.

“Also, during the quarter, we ranked highly in The Wilmington News Journal’s ‘2015 Top Workplaces’ survey for the tenth consecutive year, and we were named the ‘Top Bank’ in Delaware for the fifth year in a row. We are honored by and value these accomplishments as evidence of the success of our strategy of ‘Engaged Associates delivering Stellar Service growing Customer Advocates and value for our Owners.’

“Moreover, in early October we successfully completed our combination with Alliance Bank and we warmly welcome our new Associates and Customers and we look forward to serving these communities well, as WSFS has been doing for the last 183 years.”

Third Quarter 2015 Discussion of Financial Results

Continued solid growth in net interest income

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2015 was $41.0 million, an increase of $1.9 million or 5% (not annualized) compared to the second quarter of 2015. The net interest margin increased 8 basis points (bps) to 3.79%, including 4bps from positive performance on purchased loans and an additional 4bps from stronger performance in the reverse mortgage portfolio. As previously noted, the yield on both of these assets can be uneven from quarter to quarter. Net interest income also benefited from good growth and an improved balance sheet mix.

Compared to the third quarter of 2014, net interest income increased $4.3 million, or 12%, and net interest margin increased 9bps. Although we remain in a tight and highly competitive rate market, these substantial year-over-year increases in margin dollars and percentages were primarily due to successful organic and acquisition growth and an improving balance sheet mix.

Loan growth continues

At September 30, 2015, WSFS’ net loan portfolio increased $14.4 million, or 2% (annualized) to $3.36 billion when compared to June 30, 2015. This organic loan growth was spread over most loan categories and was muted by strong loan closings in the second quarter of 2015, a very competitive loan rate environment, construction loan pay-offs into the permanent market and the expected decrease in retail mortgage loans held-for-sale from healthy mortgage banking activities.

Compared to the third quarter of 2014, net loans increased $190.0 million, or 6%, reflecting strong organic growth.

The following table summarizes loan balances and composition at September 30, 2015 compared to prior periods:

At At At
(Dollars in Thousands)September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 Sept 30,2014
Commercial & industrial$ 1,748,042 52 % $ 1,728,457 52 % $ 1,689,272 53 %
Commercial real estate 868,002 26 864,053 25 788,189 25
Construction 201,596 6 200,328 6 146,833 5
Total commercial loans 2,817,640 84 2,792,838 83 2,624,294 83
Residential mortgage 234,368 7 261,703 8 256,349 8
Consumer 342,403 10 329,874 10 326,674 10
Allowance for loan losses (36,412) (1) (40,845) (1) (39,484) (1)
Net Loans$ 3,357,999 100 % $ 3,343,570 100 % $ 3,167,833 100 %

Strong trends continue in credit quality

Credit quality remained strong during the third quarter of 2015 despite higher charge-offs which were primarily the result of one large nonaccruing C&I loan, mentioned and provided for in the prior quarter.

Total nonperforming assets were $40.8 million at September 30, 2015, a $5.4 million, or 12% (not annualized) improvement from June 30, 2015. The nonperforming assets to total assets ratio improved to 0.81% from 0.91% at June 30, 2015. Delinquencies remained low at 0.53% of gross loans at September 30, 2015 (this ratio includes nonperforming delinquencies). In addition, classified loans declined by $5.8 million, or 6.0% from June 30, 2015 to $98.0 million, and the ratio of total classified loans to Tier 1 capital plus allowance for loan losses (ALLL) also improved to 17.00% at September 30, 2015 from 18.33% at June 30, 2015 and 28.69% at September 30, 2014.

Net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2015 were $5.9 million, or 70bps of total net loans on an annualized basis. The primary drivers were charge-offs of $3.8 million relating to the nonaccruing C&I relationship mentioned above and provided for last quarter, and $804,000 on one consumer loan.

Total credit costs (provision for loan losses, loan workout expenses, OREO expenses and other credit reserves) were $1.6 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2015, a decrease from $4.0 million in the previous quarter (when the provision/reserve for the large C&I loan was taken), and an increase from $900,000 in the third quarter of 2014.

As a result of the charge-offs mentioned above and the overall improved credit quality statistics, the ratio of the ALLL to total gross loans declined to 1.08% at September 30, 2015, compared to 1.22% at June 30, 2015, and improved slightly to 152% of nonaccruing loans.

Total customer funding reflects continued strength in relationship accounts

Total customer funding increased by $75.4 million, or 2% (not annualized) from June 30, 2015 to $3.43 billion at September 30, 2015. The increase was driven by a $117.1 million, or 4% (not annualized) increase in core deposits including a $54.8 million increase in public funding accounts, which is seasonal. This increase was partially offset by a decrease of $39.0 million in time deposits. Time deposits decreased mainly due to allowing older, higher-rate CDs to run-off as a part of continued net interest margin management.

Total customer funding increased $154.7 million, or 5% from September 30, 2014. This was primarily due to a $304.2 million, or 11% increase in core deposits which was partially offset by a decrease of $144.1 million in time deposits, for reasons discussed above.

At September 30, 2015 core deposits represented a strong 88% of total customer funding, and no-cost and low-cost relationship checking deposit accounts represented 47% of total customer funding.

The following table summarizes customer funding balances and composition at September 30, 2015 compared to prior periods:

At At At
(Dollars in thousands) September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
Noninterest demand $ 904,896 26 % $ 875,955 26 % $ 814,203 25 %
Interest-bearing demand 727,816 21 697,365 21 689,544 21
Savings 388,213 11 419,864 13 405,157 12
Money market 1,015,985 30 926,583 27 823,781 25
Total core deposits 3,036,910 88 2,919,767 87 2,732,685 83
Customer time 384,110 11 423,066 12 528,258 16
Total customer deposits 3,421,020 99 3,342,833 99 3,260,943 99
Customer sweep accounts 11,621 1 14,433 1 16,978 1
Total customer funding$ 3,432,641 100 % $ 3,357,266 100 % $ 3,277,921 100 %

Fee income reflects strong growth over prior year

Fee income (noninterest income), which based on our mix of businesses can be very seasonal, increased $1.4 million, or 7% when compared to the same period a year ago. This included an increase in investment management and fiduciary revenue of $1.0 million and an increase in credit/debit card and ATM income of $267,000.

When compared to the second quarter of 2015, excluding securities gains, fee income decreased by $392,000, or 2%. The third quarter is typically seasonally lower than the second quarter due to declines in fiduciary income. Additionally, mortgage banking activities declined modestly from the prior quarter due to fluctuations in the rate environment and refinancing activity.

Total fee income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was 34% of total revenue and was well diversified among various sources: traditional banking, mortgage banking, wealth management and ATM services.

Noninterest expense reflects focus on efficient growth

Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2015 was $38.7 million, a decrease of $458,000 when compared to the third quarter of 2014. Excluding corporate development costs in both periods(n), noninterest expense increased $1.3 million or only 4%. The increase in expenses reflects costs related to supporting our significant organic and acquisition growth. This modest increase in noninterest expense was more than offset by the year-over-year 10% increase in core(n) net revenues, resulting in improved operating leverage and efficiency.

When compared to the second quarter of 2015, noninterest expense was essentially flat. Excluding corporate development costs, noninterest expense decreased $118,000, which reflects management’s continued focus on operating leverage and efficiency.

Selected Business Segments (included in previous results):

Wealth Management segment fee revenue grew by 24% 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 $615 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 $8.8 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, investment management and fiduciary revenue and other fee income) was $8.6 million for the third quarter of 2015. This was an increase of $1.3 million, or 18% compared to the third quarter of 2014 and a decrease of $307,000, or 3% (not annualized) compared to the second quarter of 2015 which is typically seasonally stronger. Included in this increase, fee revenue grew $1.1 million, or 24% compared to the third quarter of 2014. This year-over-year improvement reflects the continued growth in several Wealth business lines, with particular strength in bankruptcy administration, trustee securitization appointments and retail brokerage services.

Total noninterest expense (including intercompany allocations and provision for loan losses and credit costs) was $5.9 million during the third quarter of 2015 compared to $4.4 million during the third quarter of 2014 and $5.9 million during the second quarter of 2015. The 2015 increases are due to legal and consulting fees of $680,000 and $806,000 during the second and third quarter of 2015, respectively, as well as increased compensation for higher revenue, and other infrastructure costs necessary to support the significant growth of the business.

Pre-tax income in the third quarter of 2015 was $2.7 million compared to $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $3.1 million in the second quarter of 2015 and was impacted by the legal and consulting fees discussed above which relate to a small number of legacy trust accounts.

Cash Connect results show meaningful growth over 2014

Cash Connect® is a premier provider of ATM vault cash and cash logistics services in the United States. Cash Connect® services over 16,000 non-bank ATMs nationwide with $553 million in vault cash and also operates 452 ATMs for WSFS Bank, which has the largest branded ATM network in Delaware.

Cash Connect® recorded $6.9 million in net revenue (fee income less funding costs) in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of $479,000, or 7% from the third quarter of 2014, reflecting continued organic growth. Net revenue also increased $71,000 compared to the second quarter of 2015. Noninterest expenses (including intercompany allocations of expense) were $4.9 million during the third quarter of 2015, an increase of $377,000 from the third quarter of 2014 and a decrease of $115,000 compared to the second quarter of 2015. Cash Connect® reported pre-tax income of $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2015, which was relatively unchanged from the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2015 pre-tax income increased $185,000, or 10% when compared to the second quarter of 2015.

Last quarter, WSFS retail banking and Cash Connect introduced “WSFS Mobile Cash”, offering security, convenience and speed in digital access to cash. It allows customers to securely withdraw cash from ATMs by using our WSFS Mobile Banking App. WSFS is first in the region and fourth in the United States to provide this service, and was the 2015 recipient of the “Most Innovative ATM Technology” Award by Networld, the publisher of ATM Marketplace and mobile Payments Today. This quarter, Cash Connect officially launched a new smart safe service which leverages Cash Connect‘s cash logistics expertise. Merchants place their cash into a smart safe which communicates the amount of cash deposited to Cash Connect. Cash Connect then provides the merchants with daily cash credits into their operating account and coordinates with carrier services to optimize the pick-up and processing of these deposits. Cash Connect recently moved this smart safe product out of pilot and into production with a strong national pipeline of opportunities in many quick-service, cash-intensive restaurants, gas station/convenience stores, and other retailers.

Income taxes

The Company recorded an $8.1 million income tax provision in the third quarter of 2015, compared to a $6.9 million tax provision in the second quarter of 2015 and a $6.1 million tax provision in the third quarter of 2014.

The effective tax rate was 35.9% in the third quarter of 2015, 36.0% in the second quarter of 2015 and 35.0% in the third quarter of 2014. The small variation in the effective rates is primarily due to certain nondeductible expenses associated with acquisition activity.

Capital management

Strong capital, earnings and prospects allows for greater return to owners

WSFS’ total stockholders’ equity increased $5.2 million to $505.6 million at September 30, 2015 from $500.4 million at June 30, 2015, primarily as a result of earnings and an increase in the market value of investments, partially offset by dividends and the Company’s recently completed stock buyback program.

Similarly, WSFS’ tangible common equity(n) increased to $449.3 million at September 30, 2015 from $443.3 million at June 30, 2015. WSFS’ tangible common equity to asset ratio(n) increased by 13 basis points during the quarter to 8.96%. Tangible common book value per share(n) was $16.40 at September 30, 2015, a $0.52 increase from June 30, 2015.

At September 30, 2015, WSFS Bank’s Tier I leverage ratio of 10.81%, Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio and Tier 1 capital ratio of 12.91%, and total capital ratio of 13.80%, were all substantially in excess of the “well-capitalized” regulatory benchmarks.

In the third quarter of 2015, WSFS repurchased 561,914 shares of common stock at an average price of $27.75, effectively completing our 5% buyback program announced in October 2014.

Reflecting strong capital, earnings and prospects, on October 29, 2015, the Board of Directors approved a new share buyback program of up to an additional 5% of common stock outstanding. At that time the Board of Directors also approved a 20% increase in our quarterly cash dividend to $0.06 per share. This dividend will be paid on November 27, 2015 to shareholders of record as of November 13, 2015.

Third quarter 2015 earnings release conference call

Management will conduct a conference call to review third quarter results at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, October 30, 2015. Interested parties may listen to this call by dialing 1-877-312-5857. A rebroadcast of the conference call will be available one hour after the completion of the call, until Saturday, November 14, 2015, by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and using Conference ID 59503237.

About WSFS Financial Corporation

WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest, locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. As of September 30, 2015 WSFS Financial Corporation had $5.1 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $9.4 billion in fiduciary assets, including approximately $1.2 billion in assets under management. As of October 29, 2015, 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®, Array Financial 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 the 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, 2014 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 Nine months ended
(Unaudited)September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
Interest income:
Interest and fees on loans$ 38,437 $ 37,090 $ 34,850 $ 111,771 $ 100,371
Interest on mortgage-backed securities 3,588 3,523 3,317 10,544 10,130
Interest and dividends on investment securities 875 852 837 2,587 2,443
Interest on reverse mortgage loans 1,561 1,166 1,323 3,963 3,917
Other interest income 396 424 472 1,898 1,136
44,857 43,055 40,799 130,763 117,997
Interest expense:
Interest on deposits 1,587 1,825 1,823 5,354 5,193
Interest on Federal Home Loan Bank advances 868 751 663 2,332 1,850
Interest on trust preferred borrowings 343 339 332 1,009 988
Interest on senior debt 942 941 941 2,825 2,824
Interest on bonds payable - - - - 15
Interest on other borrowings 120 109 293 339 859
3,860 3,965 4,052 11,859 11,729
Net interest income 40,997 39,090 36,747 118,904 106,268
Provision for loan losses 1,453 3,773 333 6,012 3,013
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 39,544 35,317 36,414 112,892 103,255
Noninterest income:
Credit/debit card and ATM income 6,486 6,462 6,219 18,975 17,995
Investment management and fiduciary revenue 5,373 5,707 4,332 16,173 12,453
Deposit service charges 4,338 4,099 4,477 12,342 13,092
Mortgage banking activities, net 1,251 1,590 1,229 4,544 3,066
Loan fee income 405 469 466 1,337 1,406
Investment securities gains, net 76 477 36 1,004 979
Bank-owned life insurance income 162 179 185 544 467
Other income 3,574 3,475 3,360 10,299 8,833
21,665 22,458 20,304 65,218 58,291
Noninterest expense:
Salaries, benefits and other compensation 20,784 20,345 19,292 62,139 56,434
Occupancy expense 3,757 3,637 3,456 11,272 10,754
Equipment expense 2,059 1,959 2,063 6,100 5,610
Professional fees 2,039 1,753 1,762 5,264 5,083
Data processing and operations expense 1,570 1,459 1,609 4,451 4,611
Marketing expense 619 1,007 643 2,210 1,584
FDIC expenses 786 687 666 2,142 2,011
Corporate development expense 855 686 2,620 2,137 3,032
Loan workout and OREO expense 166 330 664 495 1,919
Other operating expenses 6,070 6,791 6,388 20,062 17,234
38,705 38,654 39,163 116,272 108,272
Income before taxes 22,504 19,121 17,555 61,838 53,274
Income tax provision 8,078 6,887 6,142 22,289 12,225
Net income$ 14,426 $ 12,234 $ 11,413 $ 39,549 $ 41,049
Diluted earnings per share of common stock (p):
Net income allocable to common stockholders$0.51 $ 0.43 $ 0.41 $1.39 $ 1.49
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding for fully diluted EPS 28,231,895 28,604,235 27,926,451 28,502,847 27,591,879
Performance Ratios:
Return on average assets (a) 1.14 % 0.98 % 0.99 % 1.06 % 1.20 %
Return on average equity (a) 11.41 9.61 10.17 10.44 12.91
Return on tangible common equity (a) (n) 13.27 11.18 11.60 12.15 14.58
Net interest margin (a)(b) 3.79 3.71 3.70 3.77 3.66
Efficiency ratio (c) 61.24 62.27 68.01 62.61 65.17
Noninterest income as a percentage of total net revenue (b) 34.28 36.18 35.26 35.12 35.09
See "Notes"

WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
SUMMARY STATEMENTS OF CONDITION
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)September 30, June 30, September 30,
2015 2015 2014
Assets:
Cash and due from banks$ 94,756 $ 108,928 $ 95,473
Cash in non-owned ATMs 434,044 424,238 375,555
Investment securities (d) 169,167 149,750 153,525
Other investments 28,180 32,357 30,054
Mortgage-backed securities (d) 725,624 752,693 689,835
Net loans (e)(f)(l) 3,357,999 3,343,570 3,167,833
Reverse mortgage loans 24,476 25,945 29,392
Bank owned life insurance 77,053 76,891 76,276
Goodwill and intangibles 56,339 57,044 58,176
Other assets 100,304 106,067 106,609
Total assets$ 5,067,942 $ 5,077,483 $ 4,782,728
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
Noninterest-bearing deposits$ 904,896 $ 875,955 $ 814,203
Interest-bearing deposits 2,516,124 2,466,878 2,446,740
Total customer deposits 3,421,020 3,342,833 3,260,943
Brokered deposits 223,582 183,622 243,167
Total deposits 3,644,602 3,526,455 3,504,110
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 643,027 740,681 517,160
Other borrowings 225,352 260,219 240,079
Other liabilities 49,344 49,753 45,055
Total liabilities 4,562,325 4,577,108 4,306,404
Stockholders' equity 505,617 500,375 476,324
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 5,067,942 $ 5,077,483 $ 4,782,728
Capital Ratios:
Equity to asset ratio 9.98 % 9.85 % 9.96 %
Tangible common equity to asset ratio (n) 8.96 8.83 8.85
Common equity Tier 1 capital (g) (required: 4.5%; well capitalized: 6.5%) 12.91 12.60 8.85
Tier 1 leverage (g) (required: 4.00%; well-capitalized: 5.00%) 10.81 10.59 11.01
Tier 1 risk-based capital (g) (required: 6.00%; well-capitalized: 8.00%) 12.91 12.60 13.65
Total Risk-based capital (g) (required: 8.00%; well-capitalized: 10.00%) 13.80 13.60 14.70
Asset Quality Indicators:
Nonperforming Assets:
Nonaccruing loans$ 23,916 $ 27,719 $ 26,776
Troubled debt restructuring (accruing) 13,616 13,610 14,215
Assets acquired through foreclosure 3,299 4,856 6,307
Total nonperforming assets$ 40,831 $ 46,185 $ 47,298
Past due loans (h)$ 918 $ 208 $ 678
Allowance for loan losses$ 36,412 $ 40,845 $ 39,484
Ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets 0.81 % 0.91 % 0.99 %
Ratio of nonperforming assets (excluding accruing TDRs) 0.54 0.64 0.69
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to total gross loans (i) 1.08 1.22 1.24
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonaccruing loans 152 147 147
Ratio of quarterly net charge-offs to average gross loans (a)(e) 0.70 0.29 0.29
Ratio of year-to-date net charge-offs to average gross loans (a)(f) 0.36 0.19 0.21
See "Notes"


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited) Three months ended
September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
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$ 1,076,077 $ 12,630 4.69 % $ 1,002,843 $ 11,803 4.71 % $ 885,953 $ 10,670 4.82 %
Residential real estate loans (l) 249,645 2,516 4.03 255,302 2,510 3.93 245,085 2,345 3.83
Commercial loans 1,738,824 19,484 4.52 1,733,950 19,090 4.44 1,639,318 18,276 4.40
Consumer loans 335,487 3,807 4.50 327,581 3,687 4.51 317,053 3,559 4.45
Total loans (l) 3,400,033 38,437 4.54 3,319,676 37,090 4.49 3,087,409 34,850 4.53
Mortgage-backed securities (d) 743,312 3,588 1.93 751,006 3,523 1.88 689,123 3,317 1.92
Investment securities (d) 152,356 875 3.32 153,742 852 3.19 158,087 837 3.08
Reverse mortgage loans 25,485 1,561 24.50 26,931 1,166 17.32 31,435 1,323 16.83
Other interest-earning assets 31,346 396 5.01 28,715 424 5.92 34,535 472 5.42
Total interest-earning assets 4,352,532 44,857 4.14 4,280,070 43,055 4.08 4,000,589 40,799 4.13
Allowance for loan losses (40,978) (39,924) (41,694)
Cash and due from banks 88,855 88,124 84,647
Cash in non-owned ATMs 415,652 413,977 377,879
Bank owned life insurance 76,947 76,774 67,089
Other noninterest-earning assets 157,811 151,506 133,567
Total assets$ 5,050,819 $ 4,970,527 $ 4,622,077
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest-bearing deposits:
Interest-bearing demand$ 677,665 $ 162 0.09 % $ 689,773 $ 158 0.09 % $ 640,401 $ 155 0.10 %
Money market 961,654 622 0.26 916,666 596 0.26 783,561 374 0.19
Savings 400,275 52 0.05 414,001 54 0.05 400,049 58 0.06
Customer time deposits 395,637 553 0.55 450,997 855 0.76 472,853 1,031 0.87
Total interest-bearing customer deposits 2,435,231 1,389 0.23 2,471,437 1,663 0.27 2,296,864 1,618 0.28
Brokered deposits 212,117 198 0.37 200,940 162 0.32 221,298 205 0.37
Total interest-bearing deposits 2,647,348 1,587 0.24 2,672,377 1,825 0.27 2,518,162 1,823 0.29
FHLB of Pittsburgh advances 693,202 868 0.50 636,327 751 0.47 611,327 663 0.42
Trust preferred borrowings 67,011 343 2.03 67,011 339 2.03 67,011 332 1.94
Senior Debt 55,000 942 6.85 55,000 941 6.84 55,000 941 6.84
Other borrowed funds 138,465 120 0.35 128,126 109 0.34 149,939 293 0.79
Total interest-bearing liabilities 3,601,026 3,860 0.43 3,558,841 3,965 0.45 3,401,439 4,052 0.48
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits 895,711 863,241 734,490
Other noninterest-bearing liabilities 48,405 39,483 37,137
Stockholders' equity 505,677 508,962 449,011
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 5,050,819 $ 4,970,527 $ 4,622,077
Excess of interest-earning assets
over interest-bearing liabilities$ 751,506 $ 721,229 $ 599,150
Net interest and dividend income $ 40,997 $ 39,090 $ 36,747
Interest rate spread
3.71 % 3.63 % 3.65 %
Net interest margin(o)
3.79 % 3.71 % 3.70 %
See "Notes"


WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
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Stock Information (p):2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
Market price of common stock:
High$ 29.15 $ 27.81 $ 25.22 $ 29.15 $25.87
Low 26.36 23.72 22.90 23.72 21.89
Close 28.81 27.35 23.87 28.81 23.87
Book value per share of common stock 18.46 17.93 16.90
Tangible common book value per share of common stock (n) 16.40 15.88 14.83
Number of shares of common stock outstanding (000s) 27,392 27,909 28,188
Other Financial Data:
One-year repricing gap to total assets (k) 3.55 % 0.62 % 1.32 %
Weighted average duration of the MBS portfolio4.3 years 4.6 years 4.8 years
Unrealized gains (losses) on securities available-for-sale, net of taxes$ 4,543 $ (1,588) $ (3,384)
Number of Associates (FTEs) (m) 893 900 822
Number of offices (branches, LPO's, operations centers, etc.) 55 56 55
Number of WSFS owned ATMs 452 453 467
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 17.
(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.


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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
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Non-GAAP Reconciliation (n):Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
Net interest Income (GAAP)$ 40,997 $ 39,090 $ 36,747 $ 118,904 $ 106,268
Less: FHLB Special Dividend - - - (808)
Core net interest income 40,997 39,090 36,747 118,096 106,268
Noninterest Income (GAAP) 21,665 22,458 20,304 65,218 58,291
Less: Securities gains (76) (477) (36) (1,004) (979)
Core fee income (non-GAAP) 21,589 21,981 20,268 64,214 57,312
Core net revenue (non-GAAP)$ 62,586 $ 61,071 $ 57,015 $ 182,310 $ 163,580
Noninterest expense (GAAP)$ 38,705 $ 38,654 $ 39,163 $ 116,272 $ 108,272
Less: Corporate Development Costs (855) (686) (2,620) (2,137) (3,032)
Core noninterest expense (non-GAAP)$ 37,850 $ 37,968 $ 36,543 $ 114,135 $ 105,240
End of period
September 30, June 30, September 30,
2015 2015 2014
Total assets$ 5,067,942 $ 5,077,483 $ 4,782,728
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets (56,339) (57,044) (58,176)
Total tangible assets$ 5,011,603 $ 5,020,439 $ 4,724,552
Total Stockholders' equity$ 505,617 $ 500,375 $ 476,324
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets (56,339) (57,044) (58,176)
Total tangible common equity$ 449,278 $ 443,331 $ 418,148
Calculation of tangible common book value per share:
Book Value per share (GAAP)$ 18.46 $ 17.93 $ 16.90
Tangible common book value per share (non-GAAP) 16.40 15.88 14.83
Calculation of tangible common equity to assets:
Equity to asset ratio (GAAP) 9.98 % 9.85 % 9.96 %
Tangible common equity to asset ratio (non-GAAP) 8.96 8.83 8.85
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2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
GAAP net income$ 14,426 $ 12,234 $ 11,413 $ 39,549 $ 41,049
Less: Sec. gains, Special FHLB dividend, corp. dev. costs & income tax benefit, net of taxes 548 266 1,701 572 (5,226)
Non-GAAP net income$ 14,974 $ 12,500 $ 13,114 $ 40,121 $ 35,823
Return on Average Assets (ROA) 1.14 % 0.98 % 0.99 % 1.06 % 1.20 %
Less: Sec. gains, Special FHLB dividend, corp. dev. costs & income tax benefit, net of taxes 0.04 0.02 0.15 0.02 (0.15)
Non-GAAP ROA 1.18 % 1.00 % 1.14 % 1.08 % 1.05 %
GAAP EPS$ 0.51 $ 0.43 $ 0.41 $ 1.39 $ 1.49
Less: Sec. gains, Special FHLB dividend, corp. dev. costs & income tax benefit, net of taxes 0.02 0.01 0.06 0.02 (0.19)
Core EPS (non-GAAP)$ 0.53 $ 0.44 $ 0.47 $ 1.41 $ 1.30


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