Chief Financial Officer's (CFO) Report to the Board
I. Financial Results - Fourth Quarter 2019
Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF)
- The DIF’s comprehensive income totaled $7.7 billion for 2019 compared to comprehensive income of $9.9 billion during 2018. The decline was primarily due to a $4.6 billion decrease in assessment revenue partially offset by a $723 million increase in negative provision for insurance losses and a $1.8 billion increase in interest and unrealized gains on U.S. Treasury securities.
- Assessment revenue was $4.9 billion for 2019, compared to $9.5 billion for 2018. The $4.6 billion year-over-year decrease was primarily due to the cessation of the surcharge assessment on large institutions effective October 1, 2018, as a result of the reserve ratio exceeding the required minimum of 1.35 percent as of September 30, 2018. In addition, assessment revenue was reduced in 2019 for actual and expected small bank assessment credit usage of $704 million.
- The provision for insurance losses was a negative $1.3 billion for 2019, compared to a negative $563 million for 2018. The negative provision for 2019 primarily resulted from a $575 million reduction of receiverships’ shared-loss liability estimates, $465 million in unanticipated recoveries from litigation settlements and professional liability claims by receiverships, and a $118 million reduction in future receivership expense estimates.
- During December, the DIF recognized $1.2 billion of assessment revenue for the estimate of fourth quarter 2019 insurance coverage. Gross assessment revenue of $1.387 billion was reduced by $145 million for expected small bank assessment credit usage. Additionally, the DIF recognized a $35 million adjustment for higher-than-estimated collections for the third quarter 2019 insurance coverage, which increased assessment revenue.
- On December 30, 2019, the FDIC collected $1.1 billion in DIF assessments for third quarter 2019 insurance coverage.