Basis of Presentation
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2009
|Basis of Presentation
|Note 1. Basis of Presentation
In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets, Consolidated Statements of Income, Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity, and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows of BB&T Corporation and subsidiaries (referred to herein as “BB&T”, “the Corporation” or “the Company”), are fair statements of BB&T’s financial position at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, BB&T’s results of operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2009 and June 30, 2008, and BB&T’s changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the six month periods ended June 30, 2009 and 2008. In the opinion of management, all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the consolidated financial position and consolidated results of operations have been made. Management has evaluated the effect subsequent events would have on the consolidated financial statements through the time these consolidated financial statements were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2009.
These consolidated financial statements and notes are presented in accordance with the instructions for Form 10-Q. The information contained in the financial statements and footnotes included in BB&T’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 should be referred to in connection with these unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.
Nature of Operations
BB&T is a financial holding company headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. BB&T conducts operations through its North Carolina chartered commercial bank subsidiary, Branch Banking and Trust Company (“Branch Bank”), a federally chartered thrift institution, BB&T Financial, FSB (“BB&T FSB”) and its nonbank subsidiaries. Branch Bank has offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Indiana and Washington, D.C. Branch Bank provides a wide range of banking services to individuals and businesses, and offers a variety of loans to businesses and consumers. Such loans are made primarily to individuals residing in the market areas described above or to businesses located within BB&T’s geographic footprint. Branch Bank also markets a wide range of de posit services to individuals and businesses. Branch Bank offers, either directly, or through its subsidiaries, lease financing to businesses and municipal governments; factoring; discount brokerage services, annuities and mutual funds; life insurance, property and casualty insurance, health insurance and commercial general liability insurance on an agency basis and through a wholesale insurance brokerage operation; insurance premium financing; permanent financing arrangements for commercial real estate; loan servicing for third-party investors; direct consumer finance loans to individuals; and trust and comprehensive wealth advisory services. BB&T FSB and the direct nonbank subsidiaries of BB&T provide a variety of financial services including credit card lending, automobile lending, equipment financing, full-service securities brokerage, payroll processing, asset management and capital markets services.
Principles of Consolidation
The consolidated financial statements of BB&T include the accounts of BB&T Corporation and those subsidiaries that are majority owned by BB&T and over which BB&T exercises control. In consolidation, all significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated. The results of operations of companies acquired are included only from the dates of acquisition. All material wholly owned and majority owned subsidiaries are consolidated unless accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require otherwise.
BB&T evaluates variable interests in entities for which voting interests are not an effective means of identifying controlling financial interests. Variable interests are those in which the value of the interest changes with the fair value of the net assets of the entity exclusive of variable interests. If the results of the evaluation indicate the existence of a primary beneficiary and the entity does not effectively disperse risks among the parties involved, that primary beneficiary is required to consolidate the entity. Likewise, if the evaluation indicates that the requirements for consolidation are not met and the entity has previously been consolidated, then the entity would be deconsolidated.
BB&T has variable interests in certain entities that were not required to be consolidated, including affordable housing partnership interests, historic tax credit partnerships, other partnership interests and trusts that have issued capital securities. Please refer to Note 6 for additional disclosures regarding BB&T’s significant variable interest entities.
BB&T accounts for unconsolidated partnership investments using the equity method of accounting. In addition to affordable housing partnerships, which represent the majority of unconsolidated investments in variable interest entities, BB&T also has investments and future funding commitments to venture capital and other entities. The maximum potential exposure to losses relative to investments in variable interest entities is generally limited to the sum of the outstanding balance and any related loans to the entity. Loans to these entities are underwritten in substantially the same manner as are other loans and are generally secured.
BB&T has investments in certain entities for which BB&T does not have the controlling interest. For these investments, the Company records its interest using the equity method with its portion of income or loss being recorded in other noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income. BB&T periodically evaluates these investments for impairment.
In December 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements—an amendment of ARB No. 51,” (“SFAS No. 160”). SFAS No. 160 requires that a noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary be accounted for as equity in the consolidated balance sheet and that net income include the amounts for both the parent and the noncontrolling interest, with a separate amount presented in the income statement for the noncontrolling interest share of net income. SFAS No. 160 also expands the disclosure requirements and provides guidance on how to account for changes in the ownership interest of a subsidiary. BB&T adopted the provisions of SFAS No. 160 on January 1, 2009. In accordance with SFAS No. 160, the presentation and disclosure provisions were applied retrospectively for all periods presented. The amounts reclassified in connection with the adoption of SFAS No. 160 were not material to the consolidated financial statements.
In certain other instances, amounts reported in prior periods’ consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation. Such reclassifications had no effect on previously reported cash flows, shareholders’ equity or net income.
Use of Estimates in the Preparation of Financial Statements
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Material estimates that are particularly susceptible to significant change include the determination of the allowance for loan and lease losses and the reserve for unfunded lending commitments, determination of fair value for financial instruments, valuation of goodwill, intangible assets and other purchase accounting related adjustments, benefit plan obligations and expenses, and tax assets, liabilities and expense.
Changes in Accounting Principles and Effects of New Accounting Pronouncements
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141 (revised 2007), “Business Combinations,” (“SFAS No. 141(R)”). SFAS No. 141(R) requires the acquiring entity in a business combination to recognize the full fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the transaction (whether a full or partial acquisition); establishes the acquisition-date fair value as the measurement objective for all assets acquired and liabilities assumed; requires expensing of most transaction and restructuring costs; and requires the acquirer to disclose to investors and other users all of the information needed to evaluate and understand the nature and financial effect of the business combination. SFAS No. 141(R) was effective for BB&T for business combinations entered into on or after January 1, 2009. BB&T has not entered into any material business combinations since adopting SFAS No. 141(R).
In April 2009, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) FAS 141(R)-1, “Accounting for Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed in a Business Combination That Arise from Contingencies,” (“FSP FAS 141(R)-1”). FSP FAS 141(R)-1 amends and clarifies SFAS No. 141(R) to address application issues raised by preparers, auditors, and members of the legal profession on initial recognition and measurement, subsequent measurement and accounting, and disclosure of assets and liabilities arising from contingencies in a business combination. FSP FAS 141(R)-1 was effective for BB&T for business combinations entered into on or after January 1, 2009. BB&T has not entered into any material business combinations since adopting FSP FAS 141(R)-1.
In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 161, “Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities—an amendment of SFAS No. 133,” (“SFAS No. 161”). SFAS No. 161 requires that an entity provide enhanced disclosures related to derivative and hedging activities. BB&T adopted SFAS No. 161 on January 1, 2009. The additional disclosures required by SFAS No. 161 are included in Note 12 to these consolidated financial statements.
In April 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 142-3, “Determination of the Useful Life of Intangible Assets,” (“FSP FAS 142-3”). FSP FAS 142-3 amends the factors an entity should consider in developing renewal or extension assumptions used in determining the useful life of recognized intangible assets under SFAS No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets,” (“SFAS No. 142”). The intent of FSP FAS 142-3 is to improve the consistency between the useful life of a recognized intangible asset under SFAS No. 142 and the period of expected cash flows used to measure the fair value of the asset under SFAS No. 141(R). BB&T adopted FSP FAS 142-3 on January 1, 2009. The adoption of FSP FAS 142-3 was not material to the consolidated financial statements.
In December 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 132(R)-1, “Employers’ Disclosures about Postretirement Benefit Plan Assets,” (“FSP FAS 132(R)-1”). The objectives of FSP FAS 132(R)-1 are to provide users of the financial statements with more detailed information related to the major categories of plan assets, the inputs and valuation techniques used to measure the fair value of plan assets and the effect of fair value measurements using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) on changes in plan assets for the period, as well as how investment allocation decisions are made, including the factors that are pertinent to an understanding of investment policies and strategies. The disclosures about plan assets required by FSP FAS 132(R)-1 will be effective for BB&T on December 31, 2009.
In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP FAS 157-4, “Determining Fair Value When the Volume and Level of Activity for the Asset or Liability Have Significantly Decreased and Identifying Transactions That Are Not Orderly,” (“FSP FAS 157-4”). FSP FAS 157-4 provides additional guidance for estimating fair value in accordance with SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements,” when the volume and level of activity for the asset or liability have significantly decreased. FSP FAS 157-4 also includes guidance on identifying circumstances that indicate a transaction is not orderly. In addition, FSP FAS 157-4 amends SFAS No. 157 to require additional disclosures of valuation inputs and techniques in interim periods and defines the major security types that are required to be disclosed. FSP FAS 157-4 was effective for BB&T on April 1, 2009. The additional disclosures required by FSP FAS 157-4 are included in Note 11 to these consolidated financial statements.
In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2, “Recognition and Presentation of Other-Than-Temporary Impairments,” (“FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2”). FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2 amends the other-than-temporary impairment guidance for debt securities to make the guidance more operational and to improve the presentation and disclosure of other-than-temporary impairments on debt and equity securities in the financial statements. FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2 was effective for BB&T on April 1, 2009. BB&T did not have any cumulative effect adjustment related to the adoption of FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2. The additional disclosures required by the standard are included in the consolidated statements of income and in Note 3 to these consolidated financial statements.
In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1, “Interim Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments,” (“FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1”). FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1 amends SFAS No. 107, “Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments,” to require disclosures about fair value of financial instruments in interim periods, as well as in annual periods. The additional disclosures required by FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1 are included in Note 11 to these consolidated financial statements.
In May 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 165, “Subsequent Events,” (“SFAS No. 165”). SFAS No. 165 provides guidance on management’s assessment of subsequent events that occur after the balance sheet date through the date that the financial statements are issued. The guidance contained in SFAS No. 165 is generally consistent with current accounting practice. In addition, SFAS No. 165 requires certain additional disclosures. SFAS No. 165 was effective for periods ending after June 15, 2009 and had no impact on BB&T’s consolidated financial statements.
In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 166, “Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets- an amendment of FASB Statement No. 140,” (“SFAS No. 166”). The objective of SFAS No. 166 is to improve the relevance, representational faithfulness, and comparability of the information that a reporting entity provides in its financial reports about a transfer of financial assets; the effects of a transfer on its financial position, financial performance, and cash flows; and a transferor’s continuing involvement in transferred financial assets. SFAS No. 166 is effective for financial asset transfers occurring after December 31, 2009. BB&T is currently evaluating the provisions of SFAS No. 166.
In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 167, “Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R),” (“SFAS No. 167”). The objective of this Statement is to improve financial reporting by enterprises involved with variable interest entities and to provide more relevant and reliable information to users of financial statements. SFAS No. 167 is effective as of January 1, 2010. BB&T is currently evaluating the provisions of SFAS No. 167.
In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 168, “The FASB Accounting Standards Codification TM and the Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles—a replacement of FASB Statement No. 162,” (“SFAS No. 168”). SFAS No. 168 states that the FASB Accounting Standards Codification TM will become the source of authoritative U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities. Rules and interpretive releases of the Securities and Exchange Commiss ion (“SEC”) under authority of federal securities laws are also sources of authoritative GAAP for SEC registrants. SFAS No. 168 is effective for financial statements issued for interim and annual periods ending after September 15, 2009.