Profit-taking in Synovus after Q3 earnings

|About: Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV)|By:, SA News Editor

Net interest income of $204M is up a hair from Q2, with net interest margin up one basis point to 3.40%. Company expects "slight downward pressure" on NIM in Q4 (presentation slide 7)

Noninterest income of $63.6M is off 2.3% from last quarter primarily due to a $2M decline in mortgage banking income (company expects continued modest decline in Q4). Adjusted noninterest expense of $171M up 2%, thanks to higher salaries. Earnings call (transcript): "Expense management is a way of life for us."

Total loans of $19.71B is up a hair from Q2. C&I loans growth of $18.1M, a 0.7% annualized rate. Retail loans growth of $83.3M, a 9.5% annualized rate. Q4 loan growth is expected to be modestly stronger (presentation slide 5).

Net charge-offs of $23M are off from $30M in Q2 and $96.5M a year ago.

Tier 1 Common Equity ratio of 9.93% vs. 8.97% in Q2.

SNV -2.4%.

Q3 results.