Schwab Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income Up 51% Year-Over-Year

2013 Revenues Rise 11% to $5.4 Billion; Net Income Grows 15%

Total Client Assets Reach a Record $2.25 Trillion at Year-end, Up 15%

Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:45 am PST

Dateline:

SAN FRANCISCO

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
SCHW
"After a long period of progress masked by environmental headwinds, our standout financial performance in 2013 more clearly reflected the significant growth we’ve achieved with our"

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation announced today that its net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $319 million, up 10% from $290 million for the third quarter of 2013, and up 51% from $211 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 was $1.1 billion, up 15% from the year-earlier period. The company’s 2012 financial results include a pre-tax gain of $70 million, or $44 million after-tax, relating to the resolution of a vendor dispute and a non-recurring state tax benefit of $20 million.

 

Three Months Ended

   

Twelve Months Ended

 

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Financial Highlights

 

2013

 

2012

 

Change

 

2013

 

2012

 

Change

   
Net revenues (in millions) $ 1,435 $ 1,215 18 % $ 5,435 $ 4,883 11 %
Net income (in millions) $ 319 $ 211 51 % $ 1,071 $ 928 15 %
Diluted earnings per common share $ .23 $ .15 53 % $ .78 $ .69 13 %
Pre-tax profit margin 34.7 % 28.3 % 31.4 % 29.7 %

Return on average common stockholders’ equity (annualized)

13 % 9 % 11 % 11 %
                                 

CEO Walt Bettinger commented, “After a long period of progress masked by environmental headwinds, our standout financial performance in 2013 more clearly reflected the significant growth we’ve achieved with our “through clients’ eyes” strategy. Our contemporary full-service investing model helped drive further expansion of our client base, leading to $5.4 billion in net revenues and net income that exceeded $1 billion for the first time since 2008. We met our financial expectations for the year: revenue growth of 11% exceeded the rise in expenses by over 2 percentage points – the high end of our target range; our pre-tax profit margin was consistent with our objective of at least 30%; and earnings per share reached $0.78, north of our mid-$0.70s goal.”

“Our 2013 client metrics demonstrate why focusing on investor needs remains the right strategy for Schwab,” Mr. Bettinger continued. “Core net new assets of $140.8 billion were up 25% over the prior year and represented a 7% annual growth rate. We ended the year with 9.1 million active brokerage accounts and 916,000 banking accounts, up 3% and 6%, respectively, over year-end 2012. Of the record $2.25 trillion in assets entrusted to us by clients as of December 31, 2013, approximately half are receiving some form of ongoing advisory service, with $946 billion under the guidance of an independent advisor and $155 billion in client assets enrolled in one of our retail advisory solutions, increases of 20% and 22%, respectively.”

Mr. Bettinger added, “Our long-term track record of innovating on behalf of investors, independent advisors and employers continued throughout 2013. Late in the year, we added an Accountability Guarantee for certain investment advisory services to reinforce the quality and service we provide our retail clients. Earlier, we added the ThomasPartners® Dividend Growth Strategy to our lineup of advisory solutions. We also launched Schwab ETF OneSource, providing clients with commission-free access to 119 ETFs from Schwab and 5 other providers. Additionally, we introduced powerful new tools for options and futures trading and expanded our mobile and tablet capabilities – which are now being utilized by over 650,000 clients – and we made multiple enhancements to our platform for independent advisors, including Schwab PortfolioCenter Hosted and Schwab OpenView MarketSquare. We will continue to challenge the status quo on behalf of investors during 2014 through initiatives such as the expansion of our index-based 401(k) plan offering and independent branch locations, among others.”

CFO Joe Martinetto said, “Even without significant improvement in the interest rate environment during 2013, we achieved increases in all 3 major revenue lines over 2012. Our growing client base, strong enrollments in client advisory solutions, and healthier equity markets supported a 13% increase in asset management and administration fees, a 12% rise in net interest revenue, and a 5% improvement in trading revenue. As planned, that solid top-line performance enabled us to complete the process of rebuilding our investments in capabilities that help drive long-term growth to levels more consistent with the opportunities we see. Project spending increased by 6% to over $170 million to drive further business momentum, and our advertising and market development outlays grew by 7% to $257 million as we built the strength of our brand in a highly competitive industry. Our ongoing expense discipline, including careful management of staffing levels, enabled us to make this progress while delivering a nearly 200 basis point increase in our pre-tax profit margin to our stockholders. Additionally, after years of tightly capped payouts, we made significant progress towards full funding of employee bonuses consistent with our higher earnings per share.”

Mr. Martinetto concluded, “Overall, in a relatively stable operating environment we delivered on our financial objectives for 2013, lagging expense growth meaningfully behind a solid increase in revenues, thereby achieving an improved profit margin and higher earnings along with stronger business momentum. That stronger momentum was evident in our fourth quarter results, as net revenues and net income grew 18% and 51%, respectively, over the fourth quarter of 2012, and we delivered a pre-tax profit margin of nearly 35%. With a healthy balance sheet and improving capital flexibility heading into 2014, we believe that the basic themes of Schwab’s financial story remain unchanged – strong business growth, diversified revenue streams, and expense discipline – all leading to strong earnings growth in a stable to improving environment.”

Business highlights for the fourth quarter (data as of quarter-end unless otherwise noted):

Investor Services

  • Net new retail brokerage accounts for the quarter totaled approximately 34,000, up from 4,000 a year ago; total accounts reached 6.2 million as of December 31, 2013, up 2% year-over-year.
  • Announced the Schwab Accountability Guarantee, a program that provides clients enrolled in participating investment advisory services a refund of their program fees from the prior quarter if, for any reason, they are not satisfied.
  • Delivered financial plans to approximately 27,000 clients. Approximately 101,000 clients received a financial plan in 2013, up 84% from 2012.

Products and Infrastructure

  • For Charles Schwab Bank:
    • Balance sheet assets = $99.9 billion, up 16% year-over-year.
    • Outstanding mortgage and home equity loans = $11.0 billion, up 12% year-over-year.
    • First mortgage originations through its loan program during the quarter = $672 million.
    • Delinquency, nonaccrual, and loss reserve ratios for Schwab Bank’s loan portfolio = 0.48%, 0.39% and 0.39%, respectively, at month-end December.
    • Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking® accounts = 723,000, with $12.0 billion in balances.
  • Client assets managed by Windhaven® totaled $18.5 billion, up 36% from the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Client assets managed by ThomasPartners® totaled $4.5 billion.
  • Expanded Schwab ETF OneSource, which now offers 119 commission-free ETFs from Schwab and 5 other providers. The platform has grown by $9.2 billion since its launch in February 2013.
  • Total assets under management in Schwab ETFs = $16.9 billion, up 97% year-over-year. Total assets in Schwab Managed Portfolios-ETFs = $2.9 billion.

Supporting schedules are either attached or located at: www.aboutschwab.com/investor_relations/financial_reports

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the company’s initiatives; growth in its client base; client enrollments in advisory solutions; expense discipline; improving capital flexibility; business growth; and earnings growth. Achievement of these expectations and objectives is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expressed expectations.

Important factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to develop and launch new products, services and capabilities in a timely and successful manner, including the expansion of its index-based 401(k) plan offering and independent branch locations; general market conditions, including the level of interest rates, equity valuations and trading activity; the company’s ability to attract and retain clients and grow client assets/relationships; competitive pressures on rates and fees; the level of client assets, including cash balances; the company’s ability to monetize client assets; capital needs and management; the company’s ability to manage expenses; the impact of changes in market conditions on money market fund fee waivers, revenues, expenses and pre-tax margins; regulatory guidance; acquisition integration costs; trading activity; the effect of adverse developments in litigation or regulatory matters and the extent of any charges associated with legal matters; any adverse impact of financial reform legislation and related regulations; and other factors set forth in the company’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q.

Commentary from the CFO

Joe Martinetto, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will provide insight and commentary regarding Schwab’s financial picture at: www.aboutschwab.com/investor_relations/cfo_commentary.

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 325 offices and 9.1 million active brokerage accounts, 1.3 million corporate retirement plan participants, 916,000 banking accounts, and $2.25 trillion in client assets as of December 31, 2013. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com.

         
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION
Consolidated Statements of Income
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                   
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
    2013   2012     2013   2012
 
Net Revenues
Asset management and administration fees $ 608 $ 539 $ 2,315 $ 2,043
Interest revenue 558 467 2,085 1,914
Interest expense   (26 )   (34 )   (105 )   (150 )
Net interest revenue 532 433 1,980 1,764
Trading revenue 231 202 913 868
Other — net 64 47 236 256
Provision for loan losses 2 (2 ) 1 (16 )
Net impairment losses on securities (1)     (2 )     (4 )       (10 )     (32 )
Total net revenues     1,435       1,215         5,435       4,883  
Expenses Excluding Interest
Compensation and benefits 515 450 2,027 1,803
Professional services 107 101 415 388
Occupancy and equipment 78 78 309 311
Advertising and market development 59 68 257 241
Communications 55 54 220 220
Depreciation and amortization 49 50 202 196
Other     74       70         300       274  
Total expenses excluding interest     937       871         3,730       3,433  
Income before taxes on income 498 344 1,705 1,450
Taxes on income     179       133         634       522  
Net Income     319       211         1,071       928  
Preferred stock dividends     22       22         61       45  
Net Income Available to Common Stockholders   $ 297     $ 189       $ 1,010     $ 883  
Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding — Diluted     1,304       1,278         1,293       1,275  
Earnings Per Common Share — Basic $ .23 $ .15 $ .78 $ .69
Earnings Per Common Share — Diluted   $ .23     $ .15       $ .78     $ .69  
 
(1)  

Net impairment losses on securities include total other-than-temporary impairment losses of $0 million and $0 million recognized in other comprehensive income, net of $(2) million and $(4) million reclassified from other comprehensive income, for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Net impairment losses on securities include total other-than-temporary impairment losses of $2 million and $15 million recognized in other comprehensive (loss) income, net of $(8) million and $(17) million reclassified from other comprehensive (loss) income, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

 
See Note to Consolidated Statements of Income, Financial and Operating Highlights, and Net Interest Revenue Information.
 
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION
Financial and Operating Highlights
(Unaudited)
                 
 

Q4-13 % change

2013 2012
vs.   vs. Fourth Third Second First Fourth
(In millions, except per share amounts and as noted) Q4-12 Q3-13 Quarter   Quarter   Quarter   Quarter   Quarter
Net Revenues
Asset management and administration fees 13 % 4 % $ 608 $ 583 $ 572 $ 552 $ 539
Net interest revenue 23 % 5 % 532 506 473 469 433
Trading revenue 14 % 3 % 231 224 235 223 202
Other 36 % 12 % 64 57 59 56 47
Provision for loan losses (200 %) (50 %) 2 4 1 (6 ) (2 )
Net impairment losses on securities (50 %) 100 %   (2 )     (1 )     (3 )     (4 )     (4 )
Total net revenues 18 % 5 %   1,435       1,373       1,337       1,290       1,215  
Expenses Excluding Interest
Compensation and benefits 14 % 7 % 515 482 494 536 450
Professional services 6 % 4 % 107 103 106 99 101
Occupancy and equipment - 1 % 78 77 77 77 78
Advertising and market development (13 %) 4 % 59 57 67 74 68
Communications 2 % - 55 55 56 54 54
Depreciation and amortization (2 %) (4 %) 49 51 51 51 50
Other 6 % (12 %)   74       84       74       68       70  
Total expenses excluding interest 8 % 3 %   937       909       925       959       871  
Income before taxes on income 45 % 7 % 498 464 412 331 344
Taxes on income 35 % 3 %   179       174       156       125       133  
Net Income 51 % 10 % $ 319     $ 290     $ 256     $ 206     $ 211  
Preferred stock dividends - 175 %   22       8       23       8       22  
Net Income Available to Common Stockholders 57 % 5 % $ 297     $ 282     $ 233     $ 198     $ 189  
Basic earnings per common share 53 % 5 % $ .23 $ .22 $ .18 $ .15 $ .15
Diluted earnings per common share 53 % 5 % $ .23 $ .22 $ .18 $ .15 $ .15
Dividends declared per common share - - $ .06 $ .06 $ .06 $ .06 $ .06
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted 2 % 1 %   1,304       1,296       1,288       1,282       1,278  
Performance Measures
Pre-tax profit margin 34.7 % 33.8 % 30.8 % 25.7 % 28.3 %
Return on average common stockholders’ equity (annualized) (1)   13 %     13 %     10 %     9 %     9 %
Financial Condition (at quarter end, in billions)
Cash and investments segregated (17 %) - $ 23.6 $ 23.5 $ 27.0 $ 26.9 $ 28.5
Receivables from brokerage clients 4 % 7 % $ 14.0 $ 13.1 $ 12.8 $ 12.5 $ 13.5
Loans to banking clients 16 % 2 % $ 12.4 $ 12.1 $ 11.7 $ 11.3 $ 10.7
Total assets 7 % 2 % $ 143.6 $ 140.2 $ 135.9 $ 133.3 $ 133.6
Deposits from banking clients 17 % 2 % $ 93.0 $ 91.2 $ 84.3 $ 82.4 $ 79.4
Payables to brokerage clients (12 %) 2 % $ 35.3 $ 34.5 $ 36.9 $ 36.9 $ 40.3
Long-term debt 19 % - $ 1.9 $ 1.9 $ 1.6 $ 1.6 $ 1.6
Stockholders' equity 8 % 3 % $ 10.4     $ 10.1     $ 9.7     $ 9.8     $ 9.6  
Other
Full-time equivalent employees (at quarter end, in thousands) - - 13.8 13.8 13.9 14.0 13.8

Annualized net revenues per average full-time equivalent employee (in thousands)

17 % 5 % $ 416 $ 398 $ 385 $ 369 $ 355

Capital expenditures - cash purchases of equipment, office facilities, and property, net (in millions)

125 % 38 % $ 90     $ 65     $ 69     $ 45     $ 40  
Clients’ Daily Average Trades (in thousands)
Revenue trades (2) 12 % 5 % 296.9 283.2 301.5 298.7 265.7
Asset-based trades (3) 6 % 9 % 63.4 58.3 69.0 64.5 59.6
Other trades (4) 2 % (7 %)   127.5       137.1       126.7       135.7       124.7  
Total 8 % 2 %   487.8       478.6       497.2       498.9       450.0  
Average Revenue Per Revenue Trade (2) (1 %) - $ 12.33     $ 12.39     $ 12.19     $ 12.34     $ 12.49  
         
(1)   Return on average common stockholders' equity is calculated using net income available to common stockholders divided by average common stockholders' equity.
(2) Includes all client trades that generate either commission revenue or revenue from principal markups (i.e., fixed income); also known as DART.
(3) Includes eligible trades executed by clients who participate in one or more of the Company's asset-based pricing relationships.
(4) Includes all commission free trades, including Schwab Mutual Fund OneSource® funds and ETFs, and other proprietary products.
 
See Note to Consolidated Statements of Income, Financial and Operating Highlights, and Net Interest Revenue Information.
                         
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION
Net Interest Revenue Information
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
                                                       
   

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2013 2012 2013 2012
       

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Balance

 

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Revenue/
Expense

 

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Yield/
Rate

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Revenue/
Expense

 

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Interest-earning assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,497 $ 4 0.24 % $ 8,287 $ 6 0.29 % $ 6,943 $ 16 0.23 % $ 7,130 $ 18 0.25 %
Cash and investments segregated 23,256 6 0.10 % 25,284 13 0.20 % 25,419 35 0.14 % 25,263 46 0.18 %
Broker-related receivables (1) 399 - - 366 - 0.11 % 377 - 0.04 % 351 - 0.04 %
Receivables from brokerage clients 12,427 113 3.61 % 11,460 113 3.92 % 11,800 434 3.68 % 10,928 446 4.08 %
Securities available for sale (2) 51,680 144 1.11 % 43,624 140 1.28 % 49,114 557 1.13 % 39,745 583 1.47 %
Securities held to maturity 28,815 180 2.48 % 15,954 95 2.37 % 24,915 610 2.45 % 15,371 397 2.58 %
Loans to banking clients 12,320 86 2.77 % 10,447 76 2.89 % 11,758 329 2.80 % 10,053 309 3.07 %
Loans held for sale     -     -   -     -     -   -     -     -   -       18     1   4.12 %
Total interest-earning assets     135,394     533   1.56 %   115,422     443   1.53 %   130,326     1,981   1.52 %     108,859     1,800   1.65 %
Other interest revenue         25           24           104             114    
Total interest-earning assets   $ 135,394   $ 558   1.64 % $ 115,422   $ 467   1.61 % $ 130,326   $ 2,085   1.60 %   $ 108,859   $ 1,914   1.76 %
Funding sources:
Deposits from banking clients $ 91,322 $ 7 0.03 % $ 71,411 $ 11 0.06 % $ 85,465 $ 31 0.04 % $ 65,546 $ 42 0.06 %
Payables to brokerage clients 28,510 1 0.01 % 30,368 1 0.01 % 30,258 3 0.01 % 29,831 3 0.01 %
Long-term debt     1,903     18   3.75 %   1,815     22   4.82 %   1,751     69   3.94 %     1,934     103   5.33 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities     121,735     26   0.08 %   103,594     34   0.13 %   117,474     103   0.09 %     97,311     148   0.15 %
Non-interest-bearing funding sources 13,659 11,828 12,852 11,548
Other interest expense         -           -           2             2    
Total funding sources   $ 135,394   $ 26   0.08 % $ 115,422   $ 34   0.12 % $ 130,326   $ 105   0.08 %   $ 108,859   $ 150   0.14 %
Net interest revenue       $ 532   1.56 %     $ 433   1.49 %     $ 1,980   1.52 %       $ 1,764   1.62 %
 

(1)  Interest revenue was less than $500,000 in the period or periods presented.

(2)  Amounts have been calculated based on amortized cost.

 
See Note to Consolidated Statements of Income, Financial and Operating Highlights, and Net Interest Revenue Information.
 

Note to Consolidated Statements of Income, Financial and Operating Highlights,
and Net Interest Revenue Information

(Unaudited)
 
The Company
The consolidated statements of income, financial and operating highlights, and net interest revenue information include The Charles Schwab Corporation (CSC) and its majority-owned subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the Company), including Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and Charles Schwab Bank. The consolidated statements of income, financial and operating highlights, and net interest revenue information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, as updated by the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 24, 2013, relating to the realignment of the Company's reportable segments.

 

                         
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION
Asset Management and Administration Fees Information
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
                                                   

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2013 2012 2013 2012
    Average

Client

Assets

 

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Schwab money market funds before fee waivers

$ 165,170   $ 241   0.58 % $ 159,421 $ 228 0.57 % $ 162,484 $ 936 0.58 % $ 155,866 $ 891 0.57 %
Fee waivers         (182 )           (142 )           (674 )             (587 )    
Schwab money market funds 165,170 59 0.14 % 159,421 86 0.21 % 162,484 262 0.16 % 155,866 304 0.20 %
Equity and bond funds (1) 70,278 43 0.24 % 50,559 30 0.24 % 63,012 157 0.25 % 47,778 125 0.26 %
Mutual Fund OneSource ®     255,255     204     0.32 %   221,338     179     0.32 %   242,907     774     0.32 %     216,564     680     0.31 %
Total mutual funds (2)   $ 490,703     306     0.25 % $ 431,318     295     0.27 % $ 468,403     1,193     0.25 %   $ 420,208     1,109     0.26 %
Advice solutions (2) $ 155,436 195 0.50 % $ 125,589 153 0.48 % $ 144,639 718 0.50 % $ 119,850 580 0.48 %
Other (3)         107             91             404               354      

 

Total asset management and administration fees

      $ 608             $ 539           $ 2,315             $ 2,043      
(1)   Includes Schwab ETFs.
(2)

Advice solutions include separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and full-time portfolio management offered through the Company's Schwab Private Client, Schwab Managed Portfolio and Managed Account Select programs. Advice solutions also include Schwab Advisor Network, Schwab Advisor Source, Windhaven, and ThomasPartners. Average client assets for advice solutions may also include the asset balances contained in the three categories of mutual funds listed above.

(3) Includes various asset based fees, such as trust fees, 401(k) record keeping fees, and mutual fund clearing and other service fees.
             
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION
Growth in Client Assets and Accounts
(Unaudited)
     
 

Q4-13 % Change

2013 2012
vs. vs. Fourth Third Second First Fourth
(In billions, at quarter end, except as noted)   Q4-12   Q3-13   Quarter   Quarter   Quarter   Quarter   Quarter
Assets in client accounts

 

 

Schwab One®, other cash equivalents and deposits from banking clients

7 % 2 % $ 127.3 $ 125.0 $ 121.1 $ 119.2 $ 119.0
Proprietary funds (Schwab Funds® and Laudus Funds®):
Money market funds - 2 % 167.7 165.1 161.6 159.3 167.9
Equity and bond funds 44 % 11 %   71.2       64.2       59.0       56.3       49.6  
Total proprietary funds 10 % 4 %   238.9       229.3       220.6       215.6       217.5  
Mutual Fund Marketplace® (1)
Mutual Fund OneSource® 17 % 6 % 260.5 246.5 234.9 238.8 223.2
Mutual fund clearing services (7 %) (10 %) 147.4 164.5 140.6 181.5 159.1
Other third-party mutual funds 12 % 5 %   404.1       384.1       388.3       388.4       360.1  
Total Mutual Fund Marketplace 9 % 2 %   812.0       795.1       763.8       808.7       742.4  
Total mutual fund assets 9 % 3 %   1,050.9       1,024.4       984.4       1,024.3       959.9  
Equity and other securities (1) 29 % 9 % 906.3 830.7 779.5 772.3 702.4
Fixed income securities (2 %) - 177.5 176.9 177.6 180.5 181.8
Margin loans outstanding 10 % 5 %   (12.6 )     (12.0 )     (11.7 )     (11.4 )     (11.5 )
Total client assets 15 % 5 % $ 2,249.4     $ 2,145.0     $ 2,050.9     $ 2,084.9     $ 1,951.6  
 
Client assets by business (2)
Investor Services 12 % 4 % $ 1,241.5 $ 1,196.0 $ 1,150.5 $ 1,190.2 $ 1,112.1
Advisor Services 20 % 6 %   1,007.9       949.0       900.4       894.7       839.5  
Total client assets 15 % 5 % $ 2,249.4     $ 2,145.0     $ 2,050.9     $ 2,084.9     $ 1,951.6  
 
Net growth in assets in client accounts (for the quarter ended)
Net new assets
Investor Services (2, 3, 4) (133 %) N/M $ (12.8 ) $ 2.4 $ (35.3 ) $ 27.5 $ 39.1
Advisor Services (2, 5) (42 %) (7 %)   14.6       15.7       13.6       15.9       25.3  
Total net new assets (97 %) (90 %)   1.8       18.1       (21.7 )     43.4       64.4  
Net market gains (losses) N/M 35 %   102.6       76.0       (12.3 )     89.9       (3.2 )
Net growth (decline) 71 % 11 % $ 104.4     $ 94.1     $ (34.0 )   $ 133.3     $ 61.2  
 
New brokerage accounts (in thousands, for the quarter ended) 4 % 12 % 250 223 243 244 241
Clients (in thousands)
Active Brokerage Accounts (6) 3 % 1 % 9,093 9,013 8,962 8,865 8,787
Banking Accounts 6 % (2 %) 916 930 910 888 865
Corporate Retirement Plan Participants (3) (17 %) 1 %   1,305       1,297       1,595       1,575       1,571  
         
(1)   Excludes all proprietary money market, equity, and bond funds.
(2)

In the first quarter of 2013, the Company realigned its reportable segments as a result of organizational changes. The segment formerly reported as Institutional Services was renamed to Advisor Services. Additionally, the Retirement Plan Services and Corporate Brokerage Services business units are now part of the Investor Services segment. Prior period segment information has been recast to reflect these changes.

(3)

In the third quarter of 2013, the Company reduced its reported totals for overall client assets and retirement plan participants by $24.7 billion and 317,000, respectively, to reflect the estimated impact of the consolidation of its retirement plan recordkeeping platforms and subsequent resignation from certain retirement plan clients.

(4)

Fourth quarter of 2013 includes inflows of $5.4 billion from certain mutual fund clearing services clients. Fourth and second quarters of 2013 include outflows of $30.2 billion and $44.3 billion, respectively, relating to the planned transfer of a mutual fund clearing services client. Third quarter of 2013 includes inflows of $17.5 billion and an outflow of $2.1 billion from certain mutual fund clearing services clients. Second quarter of 2013 also includes an inflow of $2.6 billion from another mutual fund clearing services client. First quarter of 2013 includes inflows of $10.3 billion from certain mutual fund clearing services clients. Fourth quarter of 2012 includes inflows of $21.1 billion from certain mutual fund clearing services clients and outflows of $900 million related to a planned transfer from Corporate Brokerage Services.

(5) Fourth quarter of 2012 includes inflows of approximately $900 million as a result of the acquisition of ThomasPartners, Inc.
(6) In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company removed approximately 30,000 due to escheatment and other factors.
N/M Not meaningful.

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Charles Schwab
Greg Gable, 415-667-0473
or
INVESTORS/ANALYSTS:
Charles Schwab
Rich Fowler, 415-667-1841

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