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CVB Financial Corp. Reports Earnings for the Fourth Quarter and the Year Ended 2019

  • Net Earnings of $51.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, or $0.37 per share
  • Record Earnings in 2019 of $207.8 million, or $1.48 per share
  • 2019 Return on Average Assets of 1.84%
  • 2019 Return on Average Tangible Common Equity of 17.56%
  • 171st Consecutive quarter of profitability

CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CVBF) and its subsidiary, Citizens Business Bank (the "Company"), announced earnings for the quarter and record earnings for the year ended December 31, 2019.

CVB Financial Corp. reported net income of $51.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, compared with $50.4 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $43.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Diluted earnings per share were $0.37 for the fourth quarter, compared to $0.36 for the prior quarter and $0.31 for the same period last year.

Chris Myers, President and CEO of Citizens Business Bank, commented, "2019 was an extraordinary year for our Company, highlighted by achieving record annual earnings of $207.8 million, a 37% increase over the prior year." Myers continued, "We successfully completed the integration of the largest merger in the Bank’s history and generated industry leading financial metrics, including return on average assets of 1.84%, a return on average tangible capital of almost 18%, and an efficiency ratio of 40%."

Net income of $51.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 produced an annualized return on average equity ("ROAE") of 10.21% and an annualized return on average tangible common equity ("ROATCE") of 16.36%. ROAE and ROATCE for the third quarter of 2019 were 10.18% and 16.53%, respectively, and 9.29% and 15.93%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2018. Annualized return on average assets ("ROAA") was 1.79% for the fourth quarter, compared to 1.78% for the third quarter of 2019 and 1.49% for the fourth quarter of 2018. The efficiency ratio for the fourth quarter of 2019 was 41.01%, compared to 39.60% for the third quarter of 2019 and 49.15% for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Net income totaled $207.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. This represented a $55.8 million, or 36.73%, increase from the prior year. Diluted earnings per share were $1.48 for the year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $1.24 for the same period of 2018. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2019 produced an annualized ROAE of 10.71%, an ROATCE of 17.56% and an ROAA of 1.84%. This compares to ROAE of 11.00%, ROATCE of 15.18%, and ROAA of 1.60% for the year ended 2018. The efficiency ratio for 2019 was 40.16%, compared to 45.83% for 2018.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses was $107.0 million for the quarter, which was a $1.1 million, or 1.05%, decrease from the third quarter of 2019, and a $6.0 million, or 5.31%, decrease from the fourth quarter of 2018. Total interest income was $112.2 million for the most recent quarter, which was $1.3 million, or 1.18%, lower than the third quarter of 2019 and $5.5 million, or 4.67%, lower than the same period last year. Total interest income and fees on loans for the fourth quarter of 2019 of $97.3 million decreased $1.5 million, or 1.51%, from the third quarter of 2019, and decreased $3.6 million, or 3.57%, from the fourth quarter of 2018. Total investment income of $13.5 million decreased $36,000, or 0.27%, from the third quarter of 2019 and $2.1 million, or 13.37%, from the fourth quarter of 2018. Interest expense decreased $205,000 from the prior quarter and increased $495,000 over the fourth quarter of 2018.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses was $435.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, which was $86.7 million, or 24.85%, higher than 2018. The increase was due to a $104.3 million increase in interest income fueled by $1.65 billion in average loan growth primarily due to the acquisition of Community Bank ("CB") and a 0.29% increase in loan yields.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, no provision for loan losses was recorded, compared to $1.5 million of provision for loan losses for the prior quarter and $3.0 million of provision for loan losses for the fourth quarter last year. The loan loss provision for 2019 totaled $5.0 million, which was $3.5 million higher than 2018.

Noninterest income was $12.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared with $11.9 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $10.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. The fourth quarter of 2019 included a $400,000 loan recovery for a loan that was charged off prior to acquisition and a $231,000 net gain on sale of a building. The $1.9 million increase from the fourth quarter of 2018 included a $671,000 increase in swap fee income, a $525,000 increase in trust and investment services income, and a $332,000 increase in service charges on deposits. Fourth quarter 2019 debit card interchange income declined by $299,000 from the fourth quarter of 2018 due to the limitations set by the Durbin Amendment.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, noninterest income was $59.0 million, compared to $43.5 million for 2018. Noninterest income for 2019 included a $5.7 million net gain from the legal settlement of an eminent domain condemnation of one of our banking center buildings located in Bakersfield and $4.8 million in net gains on the sale of bank owned buildings, compared with a $3.5 million net gain on the sale of one OREO in 2018. Service charges on deposit accounts increased by $2.9 million from 2018, primarily due to the CB acquisition. Noninterest income for 2019 included increases of $1.5 million in swap fee income, $1.0 million in international banking fees, and $1.1 million in SBA servicing income and dividend income from various equity investments.

Noninterest expense for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $49.1 million, compared to $47.5 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $60.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Expenses related to the CB acquisition totaled $442,000 for the fourth quarter of 2019, $244,000 for the prior quarter, and $8.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.

The $1.5 million quarter-over-quarter increase in noninterest expense included a $1.1 million increase in salaries and employee benefits. The $11.8 million decrease in noninterest expense compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 reflects both the impact of merger related expense in the fourth quarter of 2018, which was $8.0 million higher than the current quarter, and the year-over-year decrease in occupancy and equipment expense of $2.1 million, primarily due to the consolidation of banking centers. As a percentage of average assets, noninterest expense was 1.71% for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to 1.68% for the third quarter of 2019 and 2.10% for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Noninterest expense of $198.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $18.8 million higher than the prior year. Salaries and employee benefit costs increased $18.9 million primarily due to additional compensation related to the newly hired and former CB employees who were retained after the merger. The year-over-year increase also included a $5.5 million increase in CDI amortization as a result of core deposits assumed from CB. These increases were partially offset by a $10.0 million decrease in merger related expenses. As a percentage of average assets, noninterest expense was 1.76% for 2019, compared to 1.89% for 2018.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income, before provision for loan losses, was $107.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $108.2 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $113.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Our net interest margin (tax equivalent) was 4.24% for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to 4.34% for the third quarter of 2019 and 4.40% for the fourth quarter of 2018. Total average earning asset yields (tax equivalent) were 4.44% for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to 4.55% for the third quarter of 2019 and 4.58% for the fourth quarter of 2018. The decrease in earning asset yield from the prior quarter was primarily due to an eight basis point decrease in average loan yields. The decrease in earning asset yield compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 was primarily due to a seven basis point decrease in loan yields from 5.22% in the year ago quarter to 5.15% for the fourth quarter of 2019. Discount accretion decreased by $692,000 quarter-over-quarter and decreased by $2.0 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The tax equivalent yield on investments decreased four basis points from the third quarter of 2019 and 12 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2018. Average earning assets increased from the third quarter of 2019 by $141.0 million to $10.09 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019. Average earning assets declined by $159.8 million, or 1.56%, from the fourth quarter of 2018. There was essentially no change in quarter-over-quarter average loans, whereas loans declined by $169.5 million on average compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Investment securities increased on average by $47.4 million from the third quarter and decreased by $213.0 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.

Total cost of funds declined to 0.22% for the fourth quarter of 2019 from 0.23% for the third quarter of 2019. Noninterest bearing deposits grew on average by $70.5 million, or 1.35%, from the third quarter of 2019. Compared to the prior quarter, interest-bearing deposits and customer repurchase agreements grew on average by $38.4 million, while declining by $283.3 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The cost of interest-bearing deposits and customer repurchase agreements declined from 0.22% for the prior quarter to 0.21% for the fourth quarter of 2019. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, the overall cost of interest-bearing deposits and customer repurchase agreements grew by 12 basis points but the overall cost of funds increased by only three basis points. This was due to the continued strength and concentration of noninterest-bearing deposits, which represented over 60% of total average deposits for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses totaled $435.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $349.0 million for 2018. Our net interest margin (tax equivalent) was 4.36% for 2019, compared to 4.03% for 2018. Total average earning asset yield (tax equivalent) was 4.58%, compared to 4.17% for 2018. The increase in the net interest margin over 2018 was the result of an increase in our earning asset yield, which included a 29 basis point increase in loan yields. The earning asset yield was further enhanced by the change in mix of earning assets as average loans represented 75.3% of earning assets in 2019 compared to 67.7% for 2018.

Income Taxes

Our effective tax rate for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 was 27.4% and 28.6%, respectively, compared with 28% for the same periods of 2018. Our estimated annual effective tax rate can vary depending upon the level of tax-advantaged income as well as available tax credits.

Assets

The Company reported total assets of $11.28 billion at December 31, 2019. This represented a decrease of $50.3 million, or 0.44%, from total assets of $11.33 billion at September 30, 2019. Interest-earning assets of $10.03 billion at December 31, 2019 increased $19.6 million, or 0.20%, when compared with $10.01 billion at September 30, 2019. The increase in interest-earning assets was primarily due to a $140.4 million increase in investment securities and a $70.1 million increase in total loans, partially offset by a $188.1 million decrease in interest-earning balances due from the Federal Reserve.

Total assets of $11.28 billion at December 31, 2019 decreased $246.7 million, or 2.14%, from total assets of $11.53 billion at December 31, 2018. Interest-earning assets totaled $10.03 billion at December 31, 2019, a decrease of $261.3 million, or 2.54%, when compared with earning assets of $10.29 billion at December 31, 2018. The decrease in interest-earning assets was primarily due to a $200.0 million decrease in total loans and a $63.8 million decrease in investment securities. These were partially offset by a $7.3 million increase in interest-earning balances due from the Federal Reserve.

Investment Securities

Total investment securities were $2.41 billion at December 31, 2019, an increase of $140.4 million, or 6.17%, from $2.27 billion at September 30, 2019, and a decrease of $63.8 million, or 2.57%, from $2.48 billion at December 31, 2018.

At December 31, 2019, investment securities held-to-maturity ("HTM") totaled $674.5 million, a $29.5 million decrease, or 4.19%, from September 30, 2019 and a $70.0 million decrease, or 9.40%, from December 31, 2018.

At December 31, 2019 investment securities available-for-sale ("AFS") totaled $1.74 billion, inclusive of a pre-tax net unrealized gain of $21.9 million. AFS securities increased by $169.9 million, or 10.82%, from September 30, 2019, and increased by $6.2 million, or 0.36%, from December 31, 2018.

Combined, the AFS and HTM investments in mortgage backed securities ("MBS") and collateralized mortgage obligations ("CMO") totaled $2.06 billion at December 31, 2019, compared to $1.91 billion at September 30, 2019 and $2.06 billion at December 31, 2018. Virtually all of our MBS and CMO are issued or guaranteed by government or government sponsored enterprises, which have the implied guarantee of the U.S. Government.

Our combined AFS and HTM municipal securities totaled $235.4 million as of December 31, 2019. These securities are located in 27 states. Our largest concentrations of holdings are located in Minnesota at 25.18%, Massachusetts at 12.30%, Texas at 9.17%, Connecticut at 6.32%, and Wisconsin at 5.73%.

Loans

Total loans and leases, net of deferred fees and discounts, of $7.56 billion at December 31, 2019 increased by $70.1 million, or 0.94%, from September 30, 2019. The quarter-over-quarter increase in loans was due to growth of $72.5 million in dairy & livestock and agribusiness loans and $13.4 million in commercial and industrial loans. The majority of growth in dairy & livestock and agribusiness loans is seasonal. The overall increase in loans and leases was partially offset by a $14.6 million decrease in Small Business Administration ("SBA") loans.

Total loans and leases, net of deferred fees and discounts, of $7.56 billion at December 31, 2019 decreased by $200.0 million, or 2.58%, from December 31, 2018. The decrease in total loans included declines of $67.6 million in commercial and industrial loans, $46.3 million in SBA loans, $34.0 million in commercial real estate loans, $13.2 million in SFR loans, $10.8 million in dairy & livestock and agribusiness loans, $11.0 million in municipal lease finance receivables, and $12.3 million in consumer and other loans.

Deposits & Customer Repurchase Agreements

Deposits of $8.70 billion and customer repurchase agreements of $428.7 million totaled $9.13 billion at December 31, 2019. This represented a decrease of $68.6 million, or 0.75%, when compared with $9.20 billion at September 30, 2019 and decreased $136.2 million, or 1.47%, when compared with $9.27 billion at December 31, 2018.

Noninterest-bearing deposits were $5.25 billion at December 31, 2019, a decrease of $139.6 million, or 2.59%, when compared to $5.39 billion at September 30, 2019, and an increase of $40.7 million, or 0.78%, when compared to December 31, 2018. At December 31, 2019, noninterest-bearing deposits were 60.26% of total deposits, compared to 58.96% at December 31, 2018.

Our average cost of interest-bearing deposits slightly decreased to 0.52% for the fourth quarter of 2019 from 0.53% for the third quarter of 2019, but increased from 0.40% for the fourth quarter of 2018. However, the average cost of total deposits of 0.21% for the fourth quarter of 2019 remained unchanged from the third quarter of 2019 and increased modestly by five basis points from the fourth quarter of 2018. Noninterest-bearing deposits grew from 58.30% of average total deposits in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 60.15% in the current quarter. Our average cost of total deposits including customer repurchase agreements was 0.21% for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, compared to 0.22% for the prior quarter and 0.17% for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

FHLB Advance, Other Borrowings and Debentures

At December 31, 2019, we had no short-term borrowings compared to $4.9 million at September 30, 2019, and $280.0 million at December 31, 2018.

At December 31, 2019, we had $25.8 million of junior subordinated debentures, unchanged from December 31, 2018. These debentures bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 1.38% and mature in 2036.

Asset Quality

The allowance for loan losses totaled $68.7 million at December 31, 2019, compared to $68.7 million at September 30, 2019 and $63.6 million at December 31, 2018. The allowance for loan losses was 0.91%, 0.92%, and 0.82% of total loans and leases outstanding, at December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018, respectively. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of non-acquired loans was 1.30% at December 31, 2019, compared to 1.37% at September 30, 2019 and 1.32% at December 31, 2018.

Nonperforming loans, defined as nonaccrual loans plus nonperforming TDR loans, were $5.3 million at December 31, 2019, or 0.07% of total loans. Total nonperforming loans at December 31, 2019 included $3.5 million of nonperforming loans acquired from CB in the third quarter of 2018. This compares to nonperforming loans of $6.6 million, or 0.09% of total loans, at September 30, 2019 and $20.0 million, or 0.26% of total loans, at December 31, 2018. The $5.3 million in nonperforming loans at December 31, 2019 are summarized as follows: $2.0 million in SBA loans, $1.3 million in commercial and industrial loans, $878,000 in SFR mortgage loans, $724,000 in commercial real estate loans, and $377,000 in consumer and other loans.

As of December 31, 2019, we had $4.9 million in OREO compared to $9.5 million at September 30, 2019 and $420,000 at December 31, 2018.

At December 31, 2019, we had loans delinquent 30 to 89 days of $1.7 million. This compares to $1.4 million at September 30, 2019 and $5.3 million at December 31, 2018. As a percentage of total loans, delinquencies, excluding nonaccruals, were 0.02% at December 31, 2019, 0.02% at September 30, 2019, and 0.07% at December 31, 2018.

At December 31, 2019, we had $3.1 million in performing TDR loans, compared to $3.2 million in performing TDR loans at September 30, 2019 and $3.6 million in performing TDR loans at December 31, 2018. In terms of the number of loans, we had 12 performing TDR loans at December 31, 2019, compared to 12 performing TDR loans at September 30, 2019 and 13 performing TDR loans at December 31, 2018.

Nonperforming assets, defined as nonaccrual loans plus OREO, totaled $10.2 million at December 31, 2019, $16.1 million at September 30, 2019, and $20.4 million at December 31, 2018. As a percentage of total assets, nonperforming assets were 0.09% at December 31, 2019, 0.14% at September 30, 2019, and 0.18% at December 31, 2018.

Classified loans are loans that are graded "substandard" or worse. At December 31, 2019, classified loans totaled $73.4 million, compared to $60.0 million at September 30, 2019 and $51.1 million at December 31, 2018. Total classified loans at December 31, 2019 included $26.8 million of classified loans acquired from CB in the third quarter of 2018. Classified loans increased $13.4 million quarter-over-quarter including a $7.0 million increase in classified dairy & livestock and agribusiness loans, a $5.5 million increase in classified commercial real estate loans, and an $866,000 increase in classified SBA loans.

CitizensTrust

As of December 31, 2019, CitizensTrust had approximately $2.86 billion in assets under management and administration, including $2.01 billion in assets under management. Revenues were $2.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 and $9.5 million for 2019, compared to $2.1 million and $8.8 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. CitizensTrust provides trust, investment and brokerage related services, as well as financial, estate and business succession planning.

Corporate Overview

CVB Financial Corp. ("CVBF") is the holding company for Citizens Business Bank. CVBF is one of the 10 largest bank holding companies headquartered in California with over $11 billion in total assets. Citizens Business Bank is consistently recognized as one of the top performing banks in the nation and offers a wide array of banking, lending and investing services through 58 banking centers and 3 trust office locations serving the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and the Central Valley area of California.

Shares of CVB Financial Corp. common stock are listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CVBF". For investor information on CVB Financial Corp., visit our Citizens Business Bank website at www.cbbank.com and click on the "Investors" tab.

Conference Call

Management will hold a conference call at 7:30 a.m. PST/10:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 23, 2020 to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and year ended 2019 financial results.

To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 506-3368. A taped replay will be made available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and will remain available through February 6, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. PST/9:00 a.m. EST. To access the replay, please dial (877) 344-7529, passcode 10137776.

The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast over the Internet; please visit our Citizens Business Bank website at www.cbbank.com and click on the "Investors" tab to access the call from the site. Please access the website 15 minutes prior to the call to download any necessary audio software. This webcast will be recorded and available for replay on the Company’s website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the conference call, and will be available on the website for approximately 12 months.

Safe Harbor

Certain matters set forth herein (including the exhibits hereto) constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements relating to the Company's current business plans and expectations and our future financial position and operating results. Words such as "will likely result," "aims," "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "hopes," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "seeks," "should," "will," "strategy," "possibility," and variations of these words and similar expressions help to identify these forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance and/or achievements to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, local, regional, national and international economic and market conditions and political events and the impact they may have on us, our customers and our assets and liabilities; our ability to attract deposits and other sources of funding or liquidity; supply and demand for commercial or residential real estate and periodic deterioration in real estate prices and/or values in California or other states where we lend; a sharp or prolonged slowdown or decline in real estate construction, sales or leasing activities; changes in the financial performance and/or condition of our borrowers, depositors, key vendors or counterparties; changes in our levels of delinquent loans, nonperforming assets, allowance for loan losses and charge-offs; the costs or effects of mergers, acquisitions or dispositions we may make, whether we are able to obtain any required governmental approvals in connection with any such mergers, acquisitions or dispositions, and/or our ability to realize the contemplated financial or business benefits associated with any such mergers, acquisitions or dispositions; the effect of changes in laws, regulations and applicable judicial decisions (including laws, regulations and judicial decisions concerning financial reforms, taxes, bank capital levels, allowance for loan losses, consumer, commercial or secured lending, securities and securities trading and hedging, bank operations, compliance, fair lending, the Community Reinvestment Act, employment, executive compensation, insurance, cybersecurity, vendor management and information security technology) with which we and our subsidiaries must comply or believe we should comply or which may otherwise impact us; the effects of additional legal and regulatory requirements to which we have or will become subject as a result of our total assets exceeding $10 billion, which first occurred in the third quarter of 2018 due to the closing of our merger transaction with Community Bank; changes in estimates of future reserve requirements and minimum capital requirements, based upon the periodic review thereof under relevant regulatory and accounting standards, including changes in the Basel Committee framework establishing capital standards for bank credit, operations and market risks; the accuracy of the assumptions and estimates and the absence of technical error in implementation or calibration of models used to estimate the fair value of financial instruments or currently expected credit losses or delinquencies; inflation, changes in market interest rates, securities market and monetary fluctuations; changes in government-established interest rates, reference rates (including the anticipated phase-out of LIBOR) or monetary policies; changes in the amount, cost and availability of deposit insurance; disruptions in the infrastructure that supports our business and the communities where we are located, which are concentrated in California, involving or related to physical site access and/or communication facilities; cyber incidents, or theft or loss of Company, customer or employee data or money; political developments, uncertainties or instability, catastrophic events, acts of war or terrorism, or natural disasters, such as earthquakes, drought, the effects of pandemic diseases, climate change, or extreme weather events, that affect electrical, environmental, computer servers, and communications or other services we use, or that affect our assets, customers, employees or third parties with whom we conduct business; our timely development and implementation of new banking products and services and the perceived overall value of these products and services by our customers and potential customers; the Company’s relationships with and reliance upon outside vendors with respect to certain of the Company’s key internal and external systems, applications and controls; changes in commercial or consumer spending, borrowing and savings preferences or behaviors; technological changes and the expanding use of technology in banking and financial services (including the adoption of mobile banking, funds transfer applications, electronic marketplaces for loans, blockchain technology and other banking products, systems or services); our ability to retain and increase market share, retain and grow customers and to control expenses; changes in the competitive environment among banks and other financial services and technology providers; competition and innovation with respect to financial products and services by banks, financial institutions and non-traditional providers including retail businesses and technology companies; volatility in the credit and equity markets and its effect on the general economy or local or regional business conditions or on the Company’s assets or customers; fluctuations in the price of the Company’s common stock or other securities, and the resulting impact on the Company’s ability to raise capital or to make acquisitions; the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted from time-to-time by the principal regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over the Company, as well as by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard-setters; changes in our organization, management, compensation and benefit plans, and our ability to recruit and retain or expand or contract our workforce, management team, key executive positions and/or our board of directors; the costs and effects of legal, compliance and regulatory actions, changes and developments, including the initiation and resolution of legal proceedings (including any securities, bank operations, consumer or employee class action litigation); regulatory or other governmental inquiries or investigations, and/or the results of regulatory examinations or reviews; our ongoing relations with our various federal and state regulators, including the SEC, Federal Reserve Board, FDIC and California DBO; our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing items and all other factors set forth in the Company's public reports, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and particularly the discussion of risk factors within that document. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements, except as required by law. Any statements about future operating results, such as those concerning accretion and dilution to the Company’s earnings or shareholders, are for illustrative purposes only, are not forecasts, and actual results may differ.

CVB FINANCIAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
 

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2019

2019

2018

Assets
Cash and due from banks

$

158,310

 

$

222,248

 

$

144,008

 

Interest-earning balances due from Federal Reserve

 

27,208

 

 

215,300

 

 

19,940

 

Total cash and cash equivalents

 

185,518

 

 

437,548

 

 

163,948

 

Interest-earning balances due from depository institutions

 

2,931

 

 

5,673

 

 

7,670

 

Investment securities available-for-sale

 

1,740,257

 

 

1,570,406

 

 

1,734,085

 

Investment securities held-to-maturity

 

674,452

 

 

703,953

 

 

744,440

 

Total investment securities

 

2,414,709

 

 

2,274,359

 

 

2,478,525

 

Investment in stock of Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)

 

17,688

 

 

17,688

 

 

17,688

 

Loans and lease finance receivables

 

7,564,577

 

 

7,494,451

 

 

7,764,611

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(68,660

)

 

(68,672

)

 

(63,613

)

Net loans and lease finance receivables

 

7,495,917

 

 

7,425,779

 

 

7,700,998

 

Premises and equipment, net

 

53,978

 

 

53,256

 

 

58,193

 

Bank owned life insurance (BOLI)

 

226,281

 

 

224,841

 

 

220,758

 

Intangibles

 

42,986

 

 

45,446

 

 

53,784

 

Goodwill

 

663,707

 

 

663,707

 

 

666,539

 

Other assets

 

178,735

 

 

184,465

 

 

161,050

 

Total assets

$

11,282,450

 

$

11,332,762

 

$

11,529,153

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Liabilities:
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing

$

5,245,517

 

$

5,385,104

 

$

5,204,787

 

Investment checking

 

454,565

 

 

433,615

 

 

460,972

 

Savings and money market

 

2,558,538

 

 

2,513,888

 

 

2,629,787

 

Time deposits

 

446,308

 

 

461,723

 

 

531,944

 

Total deposits

 

8,704,928

 

 

8,794,330

 

 

8,827,490

 

Customer repurchase agreements

 

428,659

 

 

407,850

 

 

442,255

 

Other borrowings

 

-

 

 

4,914

 

 

280,000

 

Junior subordinated debentures

 

25,774

 

 

25,774

 

 

25,774

 

Other liabilities

 

128,991

 

 

133,001

 

 

102,444

 

Total liabilities

 

9,288,352

 

 

9,365,869

 

 

9,677,963

 

Stockholders' Equity
Stockholders' equity

 

1,981,484

 

 

1,954,797

 

 

1,869,474

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

12,614

 

 

12,096

 

 

(18,284

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

1,994,098

 

 

1,966,893

 

 

1,851,190

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

11,282,450

 

$

11,332,762

 

$

11,529,153

 

 
 
CVB FINANCIAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
 

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2019

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

2018

Assets
Cash and due from banks

$

177,591

 

$

162,368

 

$

174,135

 

$

140,284

 

Interest-earning balances due from Federal Reserve

 

262,707

 

 

36,053

 

 

114,290

 

 

87,603

 

Total cash and cash equivalents

 

440,298

 

 

198,421

 

 

288,425

 

 

227,887

 

Interest-earning balances due from depository institutions

 

4,126

 

 

7,994

 

 

5,957

 

 

9,663

 

Investment securities available-for-sale

 

1,614,511

 

 

1,764,929

 

 

1,622,841

 

 

1,922,392

 

Investment securities held-to-maturity

 

690,375

 

 

752,995

 

 

716,713

 

 

778,597

 

Total investment securities

 

2,304,886

 

 

2,517,924

 

 

2,339,554

 

 

2,700,989

 

Investment in stock of FHLB

 

17,688

 

 

17,688

 

 

17,688

 

 

19,441

 

Loans and lease finance receivables

 

7,496,133

 

 

7,665,679

 

 

7,552,505

 

 

5,905,674

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(68,675

)

 

(60,215

)

 

(66,194

)

 

(59,936

)

Net loans and lease finance receivables

 

7,427,458

 

 

7,605,464

 

 

7,486,311

 

 

5,845,738

 

Premises and equipment, net

 

53,846

 

 

60,147

 

 

55,036

 

 

51,229

 

Bank owned life insurance (BOLI)

 

225,849

 

 

219,961

 

 

223,722

 

 

175,570

 

Intangibles

 

44,185

 

 

55,659

 

 

48,296

 

 

26,055

 

Goodwill

 

663,707

 

 

662,928

 

 

665,026

 

 

330,613

 

Other assets

 

187,521

 

 

170,163

 

 

172,886

 

 

125,484

 

Total assets

$

11,369,564

 

$

11,516,349

 

$

11,302,901

 

$

9,512,669

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Liabilities:
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing

$

5,298,111

 

$

5,311,865

 

$

5,177,035

 

$

4,449,110

 

Interest-bearing

 

3,509,866

 

 

3,799,749

 

 

3,536,006

 

 

3,109,691

 

Total deposits

 

8,807,977

 

 

9,111,614

 

 

8,713,041

 

 

7,558,801

 

Customer repurchase agreements

 

401,478

 

 

394,846

 

 

435,317

 

 

439,658

 

FHLB advances

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

2,446

 

Other borrowings

 

4,870

 

 

54,485

 

 

76,873

 

 

31,648

 

Junior subordinated debentures

 

25,774

 

 

25,774

 

 

25,774

 

 

25,774

 

Other liabilities

 

136,150

 

 

85,678

 

 

111,935

 

 

71,950

 

Total liabilities

 

9,376,249

 

 

9,672,397

 

 

9,362,940

 

 

8,130,277

 

Stockholders' Equity
Stockholders' equity

 

1,981,266

 

 

1,876,692

 

 

1,940,735

 

 

1,402,195

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

12,049

 

 

(32,740

)

 

(774

)

 

(19,803

)

Stockholders' equity

 

1,993,315

 

 

1,843,952

 

 

1,939,961

 

 

1,382,392

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

11,369,564

 

$

11,516,349

 

$

11,302,901

 

$

9,512,669

 

 
 
CVB FINANCIAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Interest income:
Loans and leases, including fees

$

97,302

$

100,902

$

397,628

$

293,284

Investment securities:
Investment securities available-for-sale

 

9,345

 

10,902

 

39,330

 

45,988

Investment securities held-to-maturity

 

4,139

 

4,663

 

17,388

 

18,901

Total investment income

 

13,484

 

15,565

 

56,718

 

64,889

Dividends from FHLB stock

 

304

 

1,086

 

1,235

 

2,045

Interest-earning deposits with other institutions

 

1,129

 

167

 

2,269

 

1,642

Total interest income

 

112,219

 

117,720

 

457,850

 

361,860

Interest expense:
Deposits

 

4,567

 

3,784

 

17,120

 

9,825

Borrowings and junior subordinated debentures

 

632

 

920

 

4,958

 

2,990

Total interest expense

 

5,199

 

4,704

 

22,078

 

12,815

Net interest income before provision for loan losses

 

107,020

 

113,016

 

435,772

 

349,045

Provision for loan losses

 

-

 

3,000

 

5,000

 

1,500

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

 

107,020

 

110,016

 

430,772

 

347,545

Noninterest income:
Service charges on deposit accounts

 

4,971

 

4,639

 

20,010

 

17,070

Trust and investment services

 

2,561

 

2,036

 

9,525

 

8,774

Gain on OREO, net

 

-

 

6

 

129

 

3,546

Gain on sale of building, net

 

231

 

-

 

4,776

 

-

Gain on eminent domain condemnation, net

 

-

 

-

 

5,685

 

-

Other

 

4,877

 

4,077

 

18,917

 

14,091

Total noninterest income

 

12,640

 

10,758

 

59,042

 

43,481

Noninterest expense:
Salaries and employee benefits

 

31,189

 

30,917

 

119,475

 

100,601

Occupancy and equipment

 

4,941

 

7,007

 

21,289

 

20,841

Professional services

 

2,099

 

2,103

 

7,752

 

6,477

Software licenses and maintenance

 

2,412

 

2,819

 

9,826

 

8,655

Marketing and promotion

 

1,741

 

1,664

 

5,890

 

5,302

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,460

 

2,859

 

10,798

 

5,254

Acquisition related expenses

 

442

 

8,462

 

6,447

 

16,404

Other

 

3,789

 

5,000

 

17,263

 

16,377

Total noninterest expense

 

49,073

 

60,831

 

198,740

 

179,911

Earnings before income taxes

 

70,587

 

59,943

 

291,074

 

211,115

Income taxes

 

19,306

 

16,784

 

83,247

 

59,112

Net earnings

$

51,281

$

43,159

$

207,827

$

152,003

 
Basic earnings per common share

$

0.37

$

0.31

$

1.48

$

1.25

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.37

$

0.31

$

1.48

$

1.24

Cash dividends declared per common share

$

0.18

$

0.14

$

0.72

$

0.56

 

 

CVB FINANCIAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Interest income - tax equivalent (TE)

$

112,606

 

$

118,197

 

$

459,518

 

$

363,864

 

Interest expense

 

5,199

 

 

4,704

 

 

22,078

 

 

12,815

 

Net interest income - (TE)

$

107,407

 

$

113,493

 

$

437,440

 

$

351,049

 

 
Return on average assets, annualized

 

1.79

%

 

1.49

%

 

1.84

%

 

1.60

%

Return on average equity, annualized

 

10.21

%

 

9.29

%

 

10.71

%

 

11.00

%

Efficiency ratio [1]

 

41.01

%

 

49.15

%

 

40.16

%

 

45.83

%

Noninterest expense to average assets, annualized

 

1.71

%

 

2.10

%

 

1.76

%

 

1.89

%

Yield on average loans

 

5.15

%

 

5.22

%

 

5.26

%

 

4.97

%

Yield on average earning assets (TE)

 

4.44

%

 

4.58

%

 

4.58

%

 

4.17

%

Cost of deposits

 

0.21

%

 

0.16

%

 

0.20

%

 

0.13

%

Cost of deposits and customer repurchase agreements

 

0.21

%

 

0.17

%

 

0.21

%

 

0.14

%

Cost of funds

 

0.22

%

 

0.19

%

 

0.24

%

 

0.16

%

Net interest margin (TE)

 

4.24

%

 

4.40

%

 

4.36

%

 

4.03

%

[1] Noninterest expense divided by net interest income before provision for loan losses plus noninterest income.
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic

 

139,839,331

 

 

139,880,568

 

 

139,757,355

 

 

121,670,113

 

Diluted

 

140,024,746

 

 

140,119,609

 

 

139,934,211

 

 

121,957,364

 

Dividends declared

$

25,248

 

$

19,697

 

$

100,940

 

$

70,203

 

Dividend payout ratio [2]

 

49.23

%

 

45.64

%

 

48.57

%

 

46.19

%

[2] Dividends declared on common stock divided by net earnings.
 
Number of shares outstanding - (end of period)

 

140,102,480

 

 

140,000,017

 

Book value per share

$

14.23

 

$

13.22

 

Tangible book value per share

$

9.19

 

$

8.08

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

2018

Nonperforming assets:
Nonaccrual loans

$

5,033

 

$

16,442

 

Loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing interest

 

-

 

 

-

 

Troubled debt restructured loans (nonperforming)

 

244