SVB Financial Group
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/08/2016 17:25:50)
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
  (Mark One)
 
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016
OR
 
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from          to         .
Commission File Number: 000-15637  
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
  
Delaware
 
91-1962278
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California
 
95054-1191
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(408) 654-7400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x     No   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   x     No   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer   x     Accelerated filer   ¨     Non-accelerated filer   ¨     Smaller reporting company   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   ¨     No   x
At July 31, 2016 , 52,037,552 shares of the registrant’s common stock ($0.001 par value) were outstanding.


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Item 2.
 
 
 
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Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
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Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
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Glossary of Acronyms that may be used in this Report

AFS— Available-for-Sale
APIC— Additional Paid-in Capital
ASC— Accounting Standards Codification
ASU— Accounting Standards Update
CET— Common Equity Tier
EHOP— Employee Home Ownership Program of the Company
EPS— Earnings Per Share
ESOP— Employee Stock Ownership Plan of the Company
ESPP— 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan of the Company
FASB— Financial Accounting Standards Board
FDIC— Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FHLB— Federal Home Loan Bank
FRB— Federal Reserve Bank
FTE— Full-Time Employee
FTP— Funds Transfer Pricing
GAAP— Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America
IASB— International Accounting Standards Board
IPO—Initial Public Offering
IRS—Internal Revenue Service
IT—Information Technology
LIBOR— London Interbank Offered Rate
NIB— Non-Interest Bearing
M&A— Merger and Acquisition
OTTI— Other Than Temporary Impairment
SEC— Securities and Exchange Commission
SPD-SVB— SPD Silicon Valley Bank (China Joint Venture)
TDR— Troubled Debt Restructuring
UK— United Kingdom
VIE— Variable Interest Entity

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
 
(Dollars in thousands, except par value and share data)

June 30,
2016

December 31,
2015
Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$
1,854,457


$
1,503,257

Available-for-sale securities, at fair value (cost of $12,853,624 and $16,375,941, respectively)

13,058,617


16,380,748

Held-to-maturity securities, at cost (fair value of $8,322,048 and $8,758,622, respectively)

8,200,443


8,790,963

Non-marketable and other securities

664,054


674,946

Total investment securities

21,923,114


25,846,657

Loans, net of unearned income

18,833,778


16,742,070

Allowance for loan losses

(244,723
)

(217,613
)
Net loans

18,589,055


16,524,457

Premises and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization

110,485


102,625

Accrued interest receivable and other assets

655,543


709,707

Total assets

$
43,132,654


$
44,686,703

Liabilities and total equity




Liabilities:




Noninterest-bearing demand deposits

$
30,287,849


$
30,867,497

Interest-bearing deposits

7,308,718


8,275,279

Total deposits

37,596,567


39,142,776

Short-term borrowings

503,219


774,900

Other liabilities

602,746


639,094

Long-term debt

796,329


796,702

Total liabilities

39,498,861


41,353,472

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12 and Note 15)





SVBFG stockholders’ equity:




Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding




Common stock, $0.001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 52,025,673 shares and 51,610,226 shares outstanding, respectively

52


52

Additional paid-in capital

1,209,821


1,189,032

Retained earnings

2,165,784


1,993,646

Accumulated other comprehensive income

129,921


15,404

Total SVBFG stockholders’ equity

3,505,578


3,198,134

Noncontrolling interests

128,215


135,097

Total equity

3,633,793


3,333,231

Total liabilities and total equity

$
43,132,654


$
44,686,703


See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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SVB FINANCIAL GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
 
 

Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

2016

2015

2016

2015
Interest income:








Loans

$
205,287


$
167,252


$
403,229


$
332,753

Investment securities:








Taxable

86,603


84,613


177,653


165,887

Non-taxable

575


741


1,171


1,513

Federal funds sold, securities purchased under agreements to resell and other short-term investment securities

1,527


1,320


3,597


2,589

Total interest income

293,992


253,926


585,650


502,742

Interest expense:








Deposits

1,261


1,182


2,449


3,125

Borrowings

9,395


8,973


18,444


16,921

Total interest expense

10,656


10,155


20,893


20,046

Net interest income

283,336


243,771


564,757


482,696

Provision for loan losses

36,333


26,513


69,674


32,965

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

247,003


217,258


495,083


449,731

Noninterest income:








Gains on investment securities, net

23,270


24,975


18,586


58,238

Gains on derivative instruments, net

8,798


16,317


7,103


56,046

Foreign exchange fees

24,088


22,364


51,054


40,042

Credit card fees

15,424


14,215


30,931


26,305

Deposit service charges

13,114


11,301


25,786


22,037

Client investment fees

8,012


5,264


16,007


9,746

Lending related fees

7,802


8,163


15,615


16,185

Letters of credit and standby letters of credit fees

6,014


4,772


11,603


9,974

Other

6,254


18,916


22,225


11,238

Total noninterest income

112,776


126,287


198,910


249,811

Noninterest expense:








Compensation and benefits

115,580


124,915


237,842


240,685

Professional services

25,516


18,950


44,516


37,697

Premises and equipment

16,586


11,787


31,570


24,444

Business development and travel

9,327


9,764


21,573


20,876

Net occupancy

9,359


8,149


19,394


15,462

FDIC and state assessments

6,892


5,962


13,819


11,751

Correspondent bank fees

2,713


3,337


6,365


6,705

Provision for (reduction of) unfunded credit commitments

413


(3,061
)

547


(798
)
Other

13,966


14,309


28,759


27,831

Total noninterest expense

200,352


194,112


404,385


384,653

Income before income tax expense

159,427


149,433


289,608


314,889

Income tax expense

65,047


54,974


118,631


118,040

Net income before noncontrolling interests

94,380


94,459


170,977


196,849

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(1,416
)

(8,316
)

1,161


(22,190
)
Net income available to common stockholders

$
92,964


$
86,143


$
172,138


$
174,659

Earnings per common share—basic

$
1.79


$
1.68


$
3.33


$
3.42

Earnings per common share—diluted

1.78


1.66


3.30


3.37

 

See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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SVB FINANCIAL GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)
 
 

Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,
(Dollars in thousands)

2016

2015

2016

2015
Net income before noncontrolling interests

$
94,380


$
94,459


$
170,977


$
196,849

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:








Change in cumulative translation (losses) gains:








Foreign currency translation (losses) gains

(1,795
)

529


(2,049
)

2,690

Related tax benefit (expense)

731


(321
)

835


(1,141
)
Change in unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities:








Unrealized holding gains (losses)

40,937


(45,541
)

211,768


41,566

Related tax (expense) benefits

(16,686
)

18,191


(86,289
)

(17,024
)
Reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income

(12,328
)

(141
)

(11,582
)

(2,737
)
Related tax expense

5,017


57


4,713


1,105

Amortization of unrealized gains on securities transferred from available-for-sale to held-to-maturity

(2,250
)

(2,604
)

(4,817
)

(5,432
)
Related tax benefit

905


1,047


1,938


2,186

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

14,531


(28,783
)

114,517


21,213

Comprehensive income

108,911


65,676


285,494


218,062

Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(1,416
)

(8,316
)

1,161


(22,190
)
Comprehensive income attributable to SVBFG

$
107,495


$
57,360


$
286,655


$
195,872


See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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SVB FINANCIAL GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (UNAUDITED)
 
 

Common Stock

Additional
Paid-in Capital

Retained Earnings

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive Income

Total SVBFG
Stockholders’ Equity

Noncontrolling Interests

Total Equity
(Dollars in thousands)

Shares

Amount






Balance at December 31, 2014

50,924,925


$
51


$
1,120,350


$
1,649,967


$
42,704


$
2,813,072


$
1,238,662


$
4,051,734

Common stock issued under employee benefit plans, net of restricted stock cancellations

509,146




13,582






13,582




13,582

Common stock issued under ESOP

27,425




3,512






3,512




3,512

Income tax benefit from stock options exercised, vesting of restricted stock and other





10,157






10,157




10,157

Deconsolidation of noncontrolling interest













(1,069,437
)

(1,069,437
)
Net income







174,659




174,659


22,190


196,849

Capital calls and distributions, net













(53,045
)

(53,045
)
Net change in unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities, net of tax









22,910


22,910




22,910

Amortization of unrealized gains on securities transferred from available-for-sale to held-to-maturity, net of tax









(3,246
)

(3,246
)



(3,246
)
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax









1,549


1,549




1,549

Share-based compensation expense





14,907






14,907




14,907

Balance at June 30, 2015

51,461,496


$
51


$
1,162,508


$
1,824,626


$
63,917


$
3,051,102


$
138,370


$
3,189,472

Balance at December 31, 2015

51,610,226


$
52


$
1,189,032


$
1,993,646


$
15,404


$
3,198,134


$
135,097


$
3,333,231

Common stock issued under employee benefit plans, net of restricted stock cancellations

372,282




6,852






6,852




6,852

Common stock issued under ESOP

43,165




4,328






4,328




4,328

Income tax effect from stock options exercised, vesting of restricted stock and other





(6,587
)





(6,587
)



(6,587
)
Net income (loss)







172,138




172,138


(1,161
)

170,977

Capital calls and distributions, net













(5,721
)

(5,721
)
Net change in unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities, net of tax









118,610


118,610




118,610

Amortization of unrealized gains on securities transferred from available-for-sale to held-to-maturity, net of tax









(2,879
)

(2,879
)



(2,879
)
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax









(1,214
)

(1,214
)



(1,214
)
Share-based compensation expense





16,196






16,196




16,196

Balance at June 30, 2016

52,025,673


$
52


$
1,209,821


$
2,165,784


$
129,921


$
3,505,578


$
128,215


$
3,633,793



  See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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SVB FINANCIAL GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
 

Six months ended June 30,
(Dollars in thousands)

2016

2015
Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income before noncontrolling interests

$
170,977


$
196,849

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Provision for loan losses

69,674


32,965

Provision for (reduction of) unfunded credit commitments

547


(798
)
Changes in fair values of derivatives, net

(3,439
)

(33,030
)
Gains on investment securities, net

(18,586
)

(58,238
)
Depreciation and amortization

23,768


19,753

Amortization of premiums and discounts on investment securities, net

7,923


9,662

Amortization of share-based compensation

14,425


15,986

Amortization of deferred loan fees

(46,896
)

(43,194
)
Pre-tax net gain on SVBIF sale transaction



(1,287
)
Deferred income tax (benefit) expense

(6,374
)

4,283

Changes in other assets and liabilities:




Accrued interest receivable and payable, net

232


2,087

Accounts receivable and payable, net

(2,598
)

(10,038
)
Income tax receivable and payable, net

(32,915
)

4,881

Accrued compensation

(79,858
)

(30,579
)
Foreign exchange spot contracts, net

53,870


46,517

Other, net

(8,683
)

55,060

Net cash provided by operating activities

142,067


210,879

Cash flows from investing activities:




Purchases of available-for-sale securities



(1,711,333
)
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities

2,878,272


6,674

Proceeds from maturities and pay downs of available-for-sale securities

660,464


791,954

Purchases of held-to-maturity securities

(140,641
)

(1,032,637
)
Proceeds from maturities and pay downs of held-to-maturity securities

743,117


734,606

Purchases of non-marketable and other securities

(31,239
)

(21,694
)
Proceeds from sales and distributions of non-marketable and other securities

28,064


93,210

Net (increase) decrease in loans

(2,091,903
)

146,753

Proceeds from recoveries of charged-off loans

6,074


4,541

Effect of deconsolidation of noncontrolling interest



15,995

Net proceeds from SVBIF sale transaction



39,284

Purchases of premises and equipment

(24,057
)

(24,539
)
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities

2,028,151


(957,186
)
Cash flows from financing activities:




Net (decrease) increase in deposits

(1,546,209
)

1,203,927

Net (decrease) in short-term borrowings

(271,681
)

(5,244
)
(Distributions to noncontrolling interests), net of contributions from noncontrolling interests

(5,721
)

(11,519
)
Tax effect from stock exercises

(6,587
)

10,157

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, ESPP, and ESOP

11,180


17,091

Proceeds from issuance of 3.50% Senior Notes



346,431

Net cash (used for) provided by financing activities

(1,819,018
)

1,560,843

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

351,200


814,536

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period (1)

1,503,257


1,811,014

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$
1,854,457


$
2,625,550

Supplemental disclosures:




Cash paid during the period for:




Interest

$
20,942


$
14,949

Income taxes

157,825


93,439

Noncash items during the period:




Changes in unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities, net of tax

$
118,610


$
22,910

Distributions of stock from investments (2)

265


63,148

 
 
(1)
Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2014 included $15.0 million recognized in assets held-for-sale in conjunction with the SVBIF sale transaction.
(2)
For the six months ended June 30, 2015, includes distributions to noncontrolling interests of $41.5 million .

See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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SVB FINANCIAL GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
1.
Basis of Presentation
SVB Financial Group is a diversified financial services company, as well as a bank holding company and financial holding company. SVB Financial was incorporated in the state of Delaware in March 1999. Through our various subsidiaries and divisions, we offer a variety of banking and financial products and services to support our clients of all sizes and stages throughout their life cycles. In these notes to our consolidated financial statements, when we refer to “SVB Financial Group,” “SVBFG”, the “Company,” “we,” “our,” “us” or use similar words, we mean SVB Financial Group and all of its subsidiaries collectively, including Silicon Valley Bank (the “Bank”), unless the context requires otherwise. When we refer to “SVB Financial” or the “Parent” we are referring only to the parent company, SVB Financial Group, unless the context requires otherwise.
The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments of a normal and recurring nature that are, in the opinion of management, necessary to fairly present our financial position, results of operations and cash flows in accordance with GAAP. Such unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for any future periods. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 (“ 2015 Form 10-K”).
The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a consistent basis with the accounting policies described in Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Note 2—“Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” under Part II, Item 8 of our 2015 Form 10-K.
The preparation of unaudited interim consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates may change as new information is obtained. Significant items that are subject to such estimates include measurements of fair value, the valuation of non-marketable securities, the valuation of equity warrant assets, the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses and reserve for unfunded credit commitments, and the recognition and measurement of income tax assets and liabilities.
Principles of Consolidation and Presentation
Prior to April 1, 2015, the Company’s consolidated financial statements included the accounts of SVB Financial Group and entities in which we had a controlling interest.  The determination of whether we had controlling interest was based on consolidation principles prescribed by ASC Topic 810 and whether the controlling interest in an entity was a voting interest entity or a variable interest entity (“VIE”). However, during the three months ended June 30, 2015, we early adopted the provisions of ASU 2015-02, Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis (ASU 2015-02), which simplifies consolidation accounting by reducing the number of consolidation models and changing various aspects of current GAAP, including certain consolidation criteria for variable interest entities. The new guidance eliminates the presumption that a general partner of a limited partnership arrangement should consolidate a limited partnership. The amendments to ASC Topic 810 in ASU 2015-02 modify the evaluation of whether limited partnerships and similar entities are VIEs or voting entities. With these changes, we determined that the majority of our investments in limited partnership arrangements are VIEs under the new guidance while these entities were typically voting interest entities under the prior guidance.
ASU 2015-02 provided a single model for evaluating VIE entities for consolidation. VIEs are entities where investors lack sufficient equity at risk for the entity to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support or equity investors, as a group, lack one of the following characteristics: (a) the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance, (b) the obligation to absorb the expected losses of the entity, or (c) the right to receive the expected returns of the entity. We assess VIEs to determine if we are the primary beneficiary of a VIE.  A primary beneficiary is defined as a variable interest holder that has a controlling financial interest. A controlling financial interest requires both: (a) power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the VIE’s economic performance, and (b) obligation to absorb losses or receive benefits of a VIE that could potentially be significant to a VIE. Under this analysis, we evaluate kick-out rights and other participating rights which could provide us a controlling financial interest. The primary beneficiary of a VIE is required to consolidate the VIE.
ASU 2015-02 also changed how we evaluate fees paid to managers of our limited partnership investments. Under the new guidance, we exclude those fee arrangements that are not deemed to be variable interests from the analysis of our interests in our investments in VIEs and the determination of a primary beneficiary, if any.

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Our consolidated financial statements include the accounts of SVB Financial Group and consolidated entities. We consolidate voting entities in which we have control through voting interests. We determine whether we have a controlling financial interest in a VIE by determining if we have the power to direct the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance and whether we have significant variable interests. Generally, we have significant variable interests if our commitments to a limited partnership investment represent a significant amount of the total commitments to the entity. We also evaluate the impact of related parties on our determination of variable interests in our consolidation conclusions. We consolidate VIEs in which we are the primary beneficiary based on a controlling financial interest. If we are not the primary beneficiary of a VIE, we record our pro-rata interests or our cost basis in the VIE, as appropriate, based on other accounting guidance within GAAP.
All significant intercompany accounts and transactions with consolidated entities have been eliminated. We have not provided financial or other support during the periods presented to any VIE that we were not previously contractually required to provide.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2014, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)), which provides revenue recognition guidance that is intended to create greater consistency with respect to how and when revenue from contracts with customers is shown in the income statement. This guidance will be effective January 1, 2018, either on a full retrospective approach or a modified retrospective approach, with early adoption permitted, but not before January 1, 2017. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
In January 2016, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU 2016-01, Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (Topic 825)), which will significantly change the income statement impact of equity investments, and the recognition of changes in fair value of financial liabilities. This guidance will be effective on January 1, 2018, on a prospective basis with a cumulative-effect adjustment to the balance sheet as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
In February 2016, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842)), which will require for all operating leases the recognition of a right-of-use asset and a lease liability, in the statement of financial position. The lease cost will be allocated over the lease term on a straight-line basis. This guidance will be effective on January 1, 2019, on a modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
In March 2016, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU 2016-07, Investments—Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323)), which eliminates the requirement that when an investment qualifies for use of the equity method due to an increase in level of ownership or influence, an investor must adjust the investment, results of operations, and retained earnings retroactively on a step-by step basis as if the equity method had been in effect during all previous periods that the investment had been held. This guidance will be effective January 1, 2017, on a prospective basis, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
In March 2016, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU 2016-08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net)), which is intended to improve the operability and understandability of the implementation guidance by clarifying the following: how an entity should identify the unit of accounting for the principal versus agent evaluation; how the control principle applies to transactions, such as service arrangements; reframes the indicators to focus on a principal rather than an agent, removes the credit risk and commission indicators and clarifies the relationship between the control principle and the indicators; and revises the existing illustrative examples and adds new illustrative examples. This guidance will be effective January 1, 2018, either on a full retrospective approach or a modified retrospective approach, with early adoption permitted, but not before January 1, 2017. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
In March 2016, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting (Topic 718)), which includes provisions intended to simplify various aspects related to how share-based payments are accounted for and presented in the financial statements, including the accounting for income taxes, forfeitures, and statutory tax withholding requirements, as well as classification in the statement of cash flows.  Under the ASU, an entity recognizes all excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies as income tax expense or benefit in the income statement.  This guidance eliminates the notion of the APIC pool and significantly reduces the complexity and cost of accounting for excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies.  Additionally, the ASU eliminates the requirement to defer recognition of an excess tax benefit until the benefit is realized through a reduction to taxes payable. This guidance will be effective January 1, 2017. Early adoption is

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permitted, but all of the guidance must be adopted in the same period. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
In April 2016, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing), which amends the new revenue recognition guidance on accounting for licenses of intellectual property and identifying performance obligations. The amendments clarify how an entity should evaluate the nature of its promise in granting a license of intellectual property, which will determine whether it recognizes revenue over time or a point in time. The amendments also clarify when a promised good or service is separately identifiable, that is distinct within the context of the contract, and allow entities to disregard items that are immaterial in the context of a contract. The effective date and transition requirements for this update are the same as those of the new standard. This guidance is effective January 1, 2018, on either a full retrospective approach or a modified retrospective approach, with early adoption permitted, but not before January 1, 2017. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
In June 2016, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update (ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments- Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments), which amends the incurred loss impairment methodology in current GAAP with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to inform credit loss estimates. This guidance will be effective January 1, 2020, on a modified retrospective approach, with early adoption permitted, but not before January 1, 2020. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operation and stockholders’ equity.
Reclassifications
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentations.
2.
Stockholders’ Equity and EPS
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The following table summarizes the items reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income into the Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 :
 
 
 
 
Three months ended June 30,
 
Six months ended June 30,
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Income Statement Location
 
2016

2015
 
2016
 
2015
Reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income
 
Gains on investment securities, net
 
$
(12,328
)
 
$
(141
)
 
$
(11,582
)
 
$
(2,737
)
Related tax expense
 
Income tax expense
 
5,017

 
57

 
4,713

 
1,105

Total reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income, net of tax
 
 
 
$
(7,311
)
 
$
(84
)
 
$
(6,869
)
 
$
(1,632
)
EPS
Basic EPS is the amount of earnings available to each share of common stock outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted EPS is the amount of earnings available to each share of common stock outstanding during the reporting period adjusted to include the effect of potentially dilutive common shares. Potentially dilutive common shares include incremental shares issued for stock options and restricted stock units outstanding under our equity incentive plans and our ESPP. Potentially dilutive common shares are excluded from the computation of dilutive EPS in periods in which the effect would be antidilutive. The following is a reconciliation of basic EPS to diluted EPS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 :

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Three months ended June 30,
 
Six months ended June 30,
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income available to common stockholders
 
$
92,964

 
$
86,143

 
$
172,138

 
$
174,659

Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding-basic
 
51,831

 
51,268

 
51,739

 
51,139

Weighted average effect of dilutive securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options and ESPP
 
238

 
410

 
246

 
420

Restricted stock units
 
118

 
198

 
145

 
229

Denominator for diluted calculation
 
52,187

 
51,876

 
52,130

 
51,788

Earnings per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
1.79

 
$
1.68

 
$
3.33

 
$
3.42

Diluted
 
$
1.78

 
$
1.66

 
$
3.30

 
$
3.37


The following table summarizes the weighted-average common shares excluded from the diluted EPS calculation due to the antidilutive effect for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 :
 
 
Three months ended June 30,
 
Six months ended June 30,
(Shares in thousands)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Stock options
 
462

 
99

 
407

 
146

Restricted stock units
 
143

 

 
88

 

Total
 
605

 
99

 
495

 
146

3.
Share-Based Compensation
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 , we recorded share-based compensation and related tax benefits as follows:  
 
 
Three months ended June 30,
 
Six months ended June 30,
(Dollars in thousands)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Share-based compensation expense
 
$
7,548

 
$
8,215

 
$
14,425

 
$
15,986

Income tax benefit related to share-based compensation expense
 
(4,581
)
 
(2,692
)
 
(6,698
)
 
(5,330
)
Unrecognized Compensation Expense
As of June 30, 2016 , unrecognized share-based compensation expense was as follows:
(Dollars in thousands)
 
  Unrecognized  
Expense
 
Average
Expected
Recognition
  Period - in Years  
Stock options
 
$
12,710

 
2.69
Restricted stock units
 
56,871

 
2.84
Total unrecognized share-based compensation expense
 
$
69,581

 
 

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Share-Based Payment Award Activity
The table below provides stock option information related to the 2006 Equity Incentive Plan for the six months ended June 30, 2016 :
 
 
Options
 
Weighted
Average
 Exercise Price 
 
Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Life - in Years  
 
Aggregate
  Intrinsic Value  
of In-The-
Money
Options
Outstanding at December 31, 2015
 
1,137,228

 
$
77.12

 
 
 
 
Granted
 
175,433

 
105.18

 
 
 
 
Exercised
 
(108,199
)
 
39.48

 
 
 
 
Forfeited
 
(11,043
)
 
94.88

 
 
 
 
Expired
 
(190
)
 
19.48

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at June 30, 2016
 
1,193,229

 
84.51

 
4.03
 
$
21,461,860

Vested and expected to vest at June 30, 2016
 
1,157,616

 
83.78

 
3.97
 
21,397,505

Exercisable at June 30, 2016
 
737,697

 
71.64

 
3.02
 
19,756,003

The aggregate intrinsic value of outstanding options shown in the table above represents the pre-tax intrinsic value based on our closing stock price of $95.16 as of June 30, 2016 . The total intrinsic value of options exercised during the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 was $4.6 million and $6.7 million , respectively, compared to $11.6 million and $21.8 million for the comparable 2015 periods.
The table below provides information for restricted stock units under the 2006 Equity Incentive Plan for the six months ended June 30, 2016 :
 
 
Shares    
 
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value
Nonvested at December 31, 2015
 
572,038

 
$
103.50

Granted
 
346,428

 
100.11

Vested
 
(211,674
)
 
87.50

Forfeited
 
(12,381
)
 
105.24

Nonvested at June 30, 2016
 
694,411

 
106.66

4.
Variable Interest Entities
Our involvement with VIEs includes our investments in venture capital and private equity funds, debt funds, private and public portfolio companies and our investments in qualified affordable housing projects.
The following table presents the carrying amounts and classification of significant variable interests in consolidated and unconsolidated VIEs as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 :

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(Dollars in thousands)
 
Consolidated VIEs
 
Unconsolidated VIEs
 
Maximum Exposure to Loss in Unconsolidated VIEs
June 30, 2016:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
8,319

 
$

 
$

Non-marketable and other securities (1)
 
195,482

 
355,134

 
355,134

Accrued interest receivable and other assets
 
568

 

 

Total assets
 
$
204,369

 
$
355,134

 
$
355,134

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (1)
 
894

 
72,231

 

Total liabilities
 
$
894

 
$
72,231

 
$

December 31, 2015:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
11,811

 
$

 
$

Non-marketable and other securities (1)
 
203,714

 
364,450

 
364,450

Accrued interest receivable and other assets
 
494

 

 

Total assets
 
$
216,019

 
$
364,450

 
$
364,450

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (1)
 
433

 
90,978

 

Total liabilities
 
$
433

 
$
90,978

 
$

 
 
(1)
Included in our unconsolidated non-marketable and other securities portfolio at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 are investments in qualified affordable housing projects of $153.8 million and $154.4 million , respectively and related unfunded commitments of $72.2 million and $91.0 million , respectively.

Non-marketable and other securities
Our non-marketable and other securities portfolio primarily represents investments in venture capital and private equity funds, debt funds, private and public portfolio companies and investments in qualified affordable housing projects. A majority of these investments are through third party funds held by SVB Financial in which we do not have controlling or significant variable interests. These investments represent our unconsolidated VIEs in the table above. Our non-marketable and other securities portfolio also includes investments from SVB Capital. SVB Capital is the venture capital investment arm of SVB Financial, which focuses primarily on funds management. The SVB Capital family of funds is comprised of direct venture funds that invest in companies and funds of funds that invest in other venture capital funds. We have a controlling and significant variable interest in five of these SVB Capital funds and consolidate these funds for financial reporting purposes.
All investments are generally nonredeemable and distributions are expected to be received through the liquidation of the underlying investments throughout the life of the investment fund. Investments may be sold or transferred subject to the notice and approval provisions of the underlying investment agreement. Subject to applicable regulatory requirements, including the Volcker Rule, we also make commitments to invest in venture capital and private equity funds, but are not obligated to fund commitments beyond our initial investment. For additional details, see Note 12—"Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements, Guarantees, and Other Commitments" of the "Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)" under Part I, Item 1 of this report.
The Bank also has variable interests in low income housing tax credit funds, in connection with fulfilling its responsibilities under the Community Reinvestment Act ("CRA"), that are designed to generate a return primarily through the realization of federal tax credits. These investments are typically limited partnerships in which the general partner, other than the Bank, holds the power over significant activities of the VIE; therefore, these investments are not consolidated. For additional information on our investments in qualified affordable housing projects see Note 6—“Investment Securities" of the "Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)" under Part I, Item 1 of this report.
As of June 30, 2016 , our exposure to loss with respect to the consolidated VIEs is limited to our net assets of $203.5 million and our exposure to loss for our unconsolidated VIEs is equal to our investment in these assets of $355.1 million .

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5.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The following table details our cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 :
(Dollars in thousands)
 
June 30, 2016

December 31, 2015
Cash and due from banks (1)
 
$
1,533,270

 
$
1,372,743

Securities purchased under agreements to resell (2)
 
316,059

 
125,391

Other short-term investment securities
 
5,128

 
5,123

Total cash and cash equivalents
 
$
1,854,457

 
$
1,503,257

 
 
(1)
At June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 , $542 million and $405 million , respectively, of our cash and due from banks was deposited at the Federal Reserve Bank and was earning interest at the Federal Funds target rate, and interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions were $666 million and $500 million , respectively.
(2)
At June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 , securities purchased und er agreements to resell were collateralized by U.S. Treasury securities and U.S. agency securities with aggregate fair values of $322 million an d $128 million , respectively. None of these securities received as collateral were sold or pledged as of June 30, 2016 or December 31, 2015 .
6.
Investment Securities
Our investment securities portfolio consists of i) an available-for-sale securities portfolio and a held-to-maturity securities portfolio, both of which represent interest-earning investment securities, and ii) a non-marketable and other securities portfolio, which primarily represents investments managed as part of our funds management business.
Available-for-Sale Securities
The components of our available-for-sale investment securities portfolio at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 are as follows:
 
 
June 30, 2016
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Amortized
Cost
 
Unrealized
Gains
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Carrying
Value
Available-for-sale securities, at fair value:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities
 
$
8,826,762

 
$
150,336

 
$

 
$
8,977,098

U.S. agency debentures
 
2,288,876

 
47,726

 

 
2,336,602

Residential mortgage-backed securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—fixed rate
 
1,200,111

 
8,093

 
(1,910
)
 
1,206,294

Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—variable rate
 
537,041

 
1,004

 
(348
)
 
537,697

Equity securities
 
834

 
152

 
(60
)
 
926

Total available-for-sale securities
 
$
12,853,624

 
$
207,311

 
$
(2,318
)
 
$
13,058,617


 
 
December 31, 2015
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Amortized
Cost
 
Unrealized
Gains
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Carrying
Value
Available-for-sale securities, at fair value:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities
 
$
11,679,450

 
$
19,134

 
$
(20,549
)
 
$
11,678,035

U.S. agency debentures
 
2,677,453

 
17,684

 
(5,108
)
 
2,690,029

Residential mortgage-backed securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—fixed rate
 
1,408,206

 
6,591

 
(15,518
)
 
1,399,279

Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—variable rate
 
604,236

 
3,709

 
(9
)
 
607,936

Equity securities
 
6,596

 
460

 
(1,587
)
 
5,469

Total available-for-sale securities
 
$
16,375,941

 
$
47,578

 
$
(42,771
)
 
$
16,380,748

The following table summarizes our unrealized losses on our available-for-sale securities portfolio into categories of less than 12 months and 12 months or longer as of June 30, 2016 :

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June 30, 2016
 
 
Less than 12 months
 
12 months or longer
 
Total
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Fair Value of
Investments
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Fair Value of
Investments
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Fair Value of
Investments
 
Unrealized
Losses
Available-for-sale securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential mortgage-backed securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—fixed rate
 
$

 
$

 
$
263,702

 
$
(1,910
)
 
$
263,702

 
$
(1,910
)
Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—variable rate
 
187,429

 
(348
)
 

 

 
187,429

 
(348
)
Equity securities
 
187

 
(60
)
 

 

 
187

 
(60
)
Total temporarily impaired securities: (1)
 
$
187,616

 
$
(408
)
 
$
263,702

 
$
(1,910
)
 
$
451,318

 
$
(2,318
)
 
 
(1)
As of June 30, 2016 , we identified a total of 74 investments that were in unrealized loss positions, of which 14 investments totaling $263.7 million with unrealized losses of $1.9 million have been in an impaired position for a period of time greater than 12 months. As of June 30, 2016 , we do not intend to sell any impaired fixed income investment securities prior to recovery of our adjusted cost basis, and it is more likely than not that we will not be required to sell any of our securities prior to recovery of our adjusted cost basis. Based on our analysis as of June 30, 2016 , we deem all impairments to be temporary, and therefore changes in value for our temporarily impaired securities as of the same date are included in other comprehensive income. Market valuations and impairment analyses on assets in the available-for-sale securities portfolio are reviewed and monitored on a quarterly basis.
The following table summarizes our unrealized losses on our available-for-sale securities portfolio into categories of less than 12 months and 12 months or longer as of December 31, 2015 :
 
 
December 31, 2015
 
 
Less than 12 months
 
12 months or longer
 
Total
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Fair Value of
Investments
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Fair Value of
Investments
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Fair Value of
Investments
 
Unrealized
Losses
Available-for-sale securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities
 
$
7,467,519

 
$
(20,549
)
 
$

 
$

 
$
7,467,519

 
$
(20,549
)
U.S. agency debentures
 
760,071

 
(5,108
)
 

 

 
760,071

 
(5,108
)
Residential mortgage-backed securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—fixed rate
 
545,404

 
(4,681
)
 
373,284

 
(10,837
)
 
918,688

 
(15,518
)
Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations—variable rate
 
7,776

 
(9
)
 

 

 
7,776

 
(9
)
Equity securities
 
2,955

 
(1,587
)
 

 

 
2,955

 
(1,587
)
Total temporarily impaired securities (1):
 
$
8,783,725

 
$
(31,934
)
 
$
373,284

 
$
(10,837
)
 
$
9,157,009

 
$
(42,771
)
 
 
(1)
As of December 31, 2015, we identified a total of 243 investments that were in unrealized loss positions, of which 18 investments totaling $373.3 million with unrealized losses of $10.8 million have been in an impaired position for a period of time greater than 12 months.



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The following table summarizes the remaining contractual principal maturities and fully taxable equivalent yields on fixed income investment securities classified as available-for-sale as of June 30, 2016 . The weighted average yield is computed using the amortized cost of fixed income investment securities, which are reported at fair value. For U.S. Treasury securities and U.S. agency debentures, the expected maturity is the actual contractual maturity of the notes. Expected maturities for mortgage-backed securities may differ significantly from their contractual maturities because mortgage borrowers have the right to prepay outstanding loan obligations with or without penalties. Mortgage-backed securities classified as available-for-sale typically have original contractual maturities from 10 to 30 years whereas expected average lives of these securities tend to be significantly shorter and vary based upon structure and prepayments in lower rate environments. The weighted average yield on mortgage-backed securities is based on prepayment assumptions at the purchase date. Actual yields earned may differ significantly based upon actual prepayments.
 
 
June 30, 2016
 
 
Total
 
One Year
or Less
 
After One Year to
Five Years
 
After Five Years to
Ten Years
 
After
Ten Years
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Carrying
Value
 
Weighted-
Average
Yield
 
Carrying
Value
 
Weighted-
Average
Yield
 
Carrying
Value
 
Weighted-
Average
Yield
 
Carrying
Value
 
Weighted-
Average
Yield
 
Carrying
Value
 
Weighted-
Average
Yield
U.S. Treasury securities
 
$
8,977,098

 
1.31
%
 
$
1,353,468

 
0.78
%
 
$
7,623,630

 
1.41
%
 
$

 
%
 
$

 
%
U.S. agency debentures
 
2,336,602

 
1.59

 
376,492

 
1.42

 
1,960,110

 
1.62

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage-backed securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations - fixed rate
 
1,206,294

 
1.93

 

 

 

 

 
848,402

 
2.11

 
357,892

 
1.52

Agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations - variable rate
 
537,697

 
0.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
537,697

 
0.71

Total
 
$
13,057,691

 
1.40

 
$
1,729,960

 
0.92

 
$
9,583,740

 
1.45

 
$
848,402

 
2.11

 
$
895,589

 
1.03




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Held-to-Maturity Securities

The components of our held-to-maturity investment securities portfolio at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015