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Edited Transcript of CPF earnings conference call or presentation 22-Apr-20 5:00pm GMT

Q1 2020 Central Pacific Financial Corp Earnings Call

HONOLULU May 4, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Central Pacific Financial Corp earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5:00:00pm GMT

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Corporate Participants

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* Anli Ngo

Central Pacific Financial Corp. - President & Director

* Anna M. Hu

Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer

* Arnold D. Martines

Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Group EVP of Revenue

* David S. Morimoto

Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer

* Paul K. Yonamine

Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO

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Conference Call Participants

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* David Pipkin Feaster

Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - Research Analyst

* Jacquelynne Chimera Bohlen

Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division - MD, Equity Research

* Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker

Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst

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Presentation

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Operator [1]

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Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. And welcome to the Central Pacific Financial Corp. First Quarter 2020 Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) This call is being recorded and will be available for replay shortly after its completion on the company's website at www.cpb.bank.

I'd like to turn the call over to Mr. David Morimoto, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Please go ahead.

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [2]

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Thank you, Grant, and thank you all for joining us as we review the financial results of the first quarter of 2020 for Central Pacific Financial Corp. With me this morning are Paul Yonamine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Catherine Ngo, President; Arnold Martines, Group Executive Vice President of Revenue; and Anna Hu, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. We have prepared a slide presentation that we will refer to in our remarks today. The presentation is available in the Investor Relations section of our website at cpb.bank.

During the course of today's call, management may make forward-looking statements. While we believe these statements are based on reasonable assumptions, they involve risks that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. For a complete discussion of the risks related to our forward-looking statements, please refer to Slide 2 of our presentation.

And now I'll turn the call over to Paul.

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [3]

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Thank you, David, and good morning, everyone. As always, we appreciate your interest in Central Pacific Financial Corporation. The COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind for all of us. Overall, the state of Hawaii is doing a good job at managing and containing the pandemic. Hawaii was early to put in place stay-at-home orders and mandatory curfews and quarantines. Our residents in general are abiding by government orders as well as hygiene recommendations. Due to our geographic isolation, Hawaii was able to effectively lock down and protect the state from outside visitors with potential COVID-19 infections. We believe these measures will slow and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state and result in a faster recovery. However, with a complete tourism shutdown in Hawaii, we are seeing a dramatic impact on the state's economy. We are hopeful that we will start to see visitors returning to the islands in the late summer to early fall of this year, particularly from Asia as they are closer to recovery from the pandemic.

Central Pacific Financial is committed to supporting our employees, customers and community during this time of crisis. Our first focus is on our employees. Safety comes first. And therefore, we have temporarily closed 13 of our smaller branches to allow for adequate social distancing at our larger remaining branches. The staff from the temporarily closed branches have been redeployed to work at the remaining branches, assist other areas of the bank or make customer telephone calls. The majority of our support staff, even at the executive level, have started working remotely on a full-time or rotating basis. We believe the actions we have taken to date will allow us to meet the needs of our customers and community while ensuring the safety of all employees.

We want to assure you that we are prepared to handle this crisis. I personally led companies through prior crises, including the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and radiation aftereffects while I was in Tokyo, leading IBM Japan; and the SARS outbreak in 2002 to 2004, while I was leading BearingPoint Asia Pacific. Additionally, many of our key team members that helped us through the 2008 to 2009 financial crisis remain with the company and are applying the valuable lessons learned.

Despite COVID-19, our RISE2020 initiatives are continuing. The revitalization of our building headquarters is proceeding as we continue to support the local construction industry. We are also pushing ahead with our digital initiatives, including the development of our new online and mobile banking platforms and the replacement of our ATMs. Digital technology is even more critical to our business during crises like this and will remain a high priority strategy for our future.

I'd like to turn the call over now to Catherine who will share more about our business continuity plan. Catherine?

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Anli Ngo, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - President & Director [4]

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Thank you, Paul. Our business continuity plan includes a pandemic preparedness plan, which we successfully activated in early March and is summarized on Slides 3 and 4 of our presentation. As a result, we have not had any disruption in our business.

As Paul noted, our remote workforce plan has been rolled out with an overall smooth transition. We already had virtual private network, VPN, technology capability over the last quarter, and we've expanded VPN access to over 70% of our employees. In addition to VPN, we are well set up with the latest technologies that enable our operations to continue efficiently. Our teams are using collaboration tools, including Microsoft Teams and several other cloud-based software programs. For our customers, we continue to offer our current online and mobile banking tools, and we are making good progress on our new digital offerings as part of our RISE2020 initiative.

Banking is deemed an essential service and I've been so proud of how our CPB employees have risen to deliver exceptional service in these challenging times. I'd like to reiterate that our employee and customer safety is of the utmost priority. We are monitoring our employees' health and well-being very closely. We are providing personal protective equipment for our front-line staff and have implemented precautionary measures to ensure social distancing in our branches and all work areas.

I'd like to turn the call over now to Arnold Martines, our Group Executive Vice President of Revenue, who will share how we are assisting our customers during this pandemic. Arnold?

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Arnold D. Martines, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Group EVP of Revenue [5]

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Thank you, Catherine. During the first quarter, our teams remained focused on generating revenue even as the pandemic situation began to escalate. The bank grew total loans by $63 million or 1.4% sequential quarter. The loan growth primarily came from our residential and commercial mortgage loan categories. We were also able to grow core deposits by $45 million or 1.1% sequential quarter. Additionally, we were successful in reducing the average cost of total deposits by 5 basis points to 36 basis points. Going forward, we believe there are still opportunities for loan and deposit growth as our teams collaborate together to support our consumer and business customers through this unprecedented time.

We have also moved quickly to put in place a number of COVID-19 relief programs for our consumer and business customers. The relief programs are summarized on Slides 5 to 7 of the presentation. For our customers, we are offering an employment disruption loan as well as consumer and residential mortgage loan payment deferral programs. For our business customers, we are an SBA-approved lender and are participating in the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, which is part of the Federal CARES Act. We've seen tremendous demand for the Paycheck Protection Program and have made over 4,200 loans totaling nearly $490 million approved by the SBA. As a result of the PPP loan demand, it was necessary to redeploy employees to handle and assist with the loan processing, including augmenting the loan process by engaging outside resources to assist. Our PPP team is focused right now to fund the loans that were approved by the SBA as well as to prioritize remaining applications that did not get processed in time under the initial funding and, of course, to submit the applications to SBA when the lender portal reopens.

We are staying in close contact with our customers through increased outreach efforts. Our bankers are having calls with their key customers as frequently as daily. We are monitoring our customers' financial health during this challenging time and are providing guidance and the resources they need to help them weather the storm. Furthermore, we are prudently making loan modifications for certain commercial customers to allow for deferral of loan principal and/or interest for a short-term period. As of April 16, we have made loan payment deferrals on approximately $300 million in total balances, which represent less than 7% of our total loan portfolio.

I'd like to turn the call over now to Anna Hu, our Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, to provide further detail on our credit and portfolio risk management. Anna?

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Anna M. Hu, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer [6]

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Thank you, Arnold. Central Pacific Financial has had a prudent credit risk management philosophy, which we believe will help us weather through this pandemic. Following our recovery from the Great Recession, we implemented a disciplined approach to credit that included tighter underwriting standards with a focus on making quality loans and maintaining a diversified portfolio. Our loan portfolio today is well diversified by product and by industry. While certain industries we lend to will be impacted by the pandemic, there are other industries and portfolios that we expect to have limited impact.

The primary industries that will likely experience impact from the pandemic are summarized on Slide 9 and include accommodation and foodservice, retail trade, wholesale trade, manufacturing and health care. This comprises approximately $378 million or 8% of our total loan portfolio. A large portion of these balances are to well-established businesses that have weathered through the last downturn. Secondary industries that may also experience impact include real estate management and other leasing, transportation, professional and administrative and other industries and services that total approximately $487 million or 11% of our total loan portfolio. These industries have thus far experienced little impact from COVID-19. Additional details on our primary and secondary industries can be found on Slide 10.

We also anticipate impacts on our consumer portfolio, which is approximately $560 million or 13% of our total loan portfolio. We are actively granting 90-day payment deferrals to the borrowers. Additional details on our consumer portfolio are shown on Slide 11.

We anticipate limited impact on our residential, home equity and investor commercial real estate loans. The weighted average loan-to-value in these portfolios are 60%, 58% and 53%, respectively. These loans comprise of approximately $3.1 billion or 68% of our total loan portfolio. Additional details on these portfolios can be found on Slides 12 and 13.

In the final week of March, we aggressively reviewed our commercial loan portfolio and reached out to our customers to determine the initial impact, if any, of COVID-19 on their businesses. Through this process, we identified borrowers that were likely to experience financial difficulty and proactively downgraded approximately $65 million in loans from past to special mention. These loans are primarily accounted for as part of the outstanding loan balance of the primary industries previously mentioned. It is important to note that all of these loans were performing prior to COVID-19. As part of our assessment for the downgrade, we reviewed management and actions taken, such as closing businesses and reducing expenses; monthly cash burn and access to cash liquidity and capital; and the overall ability to weather through the pandemic in the near term. We further note that it is still early to reach any firm conclusion, and that these loans that were downgraded did not include the expected positive impact from the Federal subsidy program.

We are proactively working with our customers, and many have already applied and have been approved for the Paycheck Protection Program. Furthermore, we have also provided assistance with short-term payment deferrals as necessary. Additional details and breakdown by industry can be found on Slide 14. Overall, our asset quality continues to remain strong.

I'll now turn the call over to David, our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. David?

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [7]

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Thank you, Anna. On the finance side, we have implemented several steps to effectively manage through the current environment. We will ensure our capital and liquidity positions remain strong. Through our past experience, we have developed robust capital and liquidity stress tests and comprehensive capital and liquidity contingency plans. We also decided to temporarily suspend our share repurchase program. To manage our expenses as well as protect our employees, we have implemented internal policies to temporarily suspend all business travel, large group meetings, meals and entertainment. We have also reevaluated or postponed certain consulting projects. And finally, hiring of new employees is on an exception basis, and we are evaluating our compensation plans.

I'd like to now briefly cover the company's financial results for the first quarter of 2020, which is summarized on Slide 15. Net income for the first quarter of 2020 was $8.3 million or $0.29 per diluted share. Return on average assets in the first quarter was 0.55% and return on average equity was 6.21%. Our earnings were impacted by a total provision for credit losses of $11.1 million recognized in the first quarter, which related to a new CECL methodology and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic forecast. We also recorded a CECL day 1 impact of $3.6 million, which was an adjustment to our opening shareholders' equity. Our pretax pre-provision earnings for the first quarter was $21 million.

Net charge-offs in the first quarter totaled $1.2 million compared to net charge-offs of $2.3 million in the prior quarter. The charge-offs primarily came from the Hawaii consumer loan portfolio. At March 31, our allowance for credit losses was $59.6 million or 1.32% of outstanding loans.

Net interest income for the first quarter was $47.8 million, which was relatively flat on a sequential basis, and the net interest margin remained stable at 3.43%. First quarter other operating income totaled $8.9 million compared to $9.8 million in the prior quarter. The decrease was primarily due to lower mortgage banking income and BOLI income driven by market volatility during the quarter. This was partially offset by additional fee income of $1.3 million related to an interest rate swap for a commercial real estate client.

Other operating expense for the first quarter was $36.2 million, which was flat to the prior quarter. Included in the total, there was lower deferred compensation expense due to market volatility, which was offset by higher provision on off-balance sheet credit exposures under CECL. The efficiency ratio increased to 63.9% in the first quarter compared to 62.8% in the prior quarter. The increase was primarily due to the decrease in other operating income. The effective tax rate was 25.3% in the first quarter. Going forward, we expect the effective tax rate to be in the 25% to 27% range.

Now I'll turn -- I'll return the call to Paul Yonamine.

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [8]

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Thanks, David. The global COVID-19 pandemic is an extremely challenging situation faced by all during this time. We want to assure you that Central Pacific is prepared and ready to handle this situation. We have a solid financial, credit, liquidity and capital position to enable us to weather the storm. We remain committed to our employees, customers and the community, and will continue to provide support to all of these areas.

Earlier this month, we ran a highly successful community campaign sponsored by our CPB Foundation called Keep Hawaii Cooking. Through this program, our foundation subsidized the cost of 10,000 takeout meals to local families struggling during this time. The purchase of these meals also provided the much-needed support to our local restaurants. We are further looking at other potential initiatives to help our local economy, one of which is a campaign to continue communication and engagement with visitors, particularly from Japan, to keep Hawaii top of mind and encourage their return to Hawaii once the pandemic ends and recovery occurs.

To conclude, we're very focused on flattening the curve with the COVID-19 situation, and we are pulling together as a company and community to beat this. On behalf of our management team, thank you for your continued support and confidence in our organization.

At this time, we'll be happy to address any questions you may have. Thank you.

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Questions and Answers

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Operator [1]

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(Operator Instructions) Our first question comes from David Feaster with Raymond James.

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David Pipkin Feaster, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - Research Analyst [2]

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You guys have been a big part of the approved PPP loans in Hawaii. Are you just accepting applications from new -- are you accepting applications from new clients or just existing clients? Are you able to require deposit relationships with those loans? And I guess with regards to timing, I guess that a lot of those have already been approved, do you think most of those fund in 2Q '20, so most of the fee revenue should come in next quarter?

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [3]

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Yes. Thank you, David. And I'd like to respond to all of that positively, but I don't want to take Arnold's thunder. He's been working night and day on this. So Arnold, why don't you respond to that?

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Arnold D. Martines, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Group EVP of Revenue [4]

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Sure. Thanks, Paul. Yes. So we -- I would say the supermajority of the applications we received were from our customers, but we do have noncustomers that did apply. And our position has been that the program is for support of the business community. And so as we obviously support our customers, we are also supporting the over broader community. With regard to the fees, we -- it is amortized over the term of the loan, but we estimate that we are in the 18 -- roughly $18 million range for fees at this point.

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David Pipkin Feaster, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - Research Analyst [5]

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Okay. Terrific. And then, David, I appreciate the color on some of the expense saving opportunities. But how do you think about the RISE2020 initiatives? Just hearing your commentary, it sounds like things are progressing as planned. But are there any projects that -- or investments that you might like to place on hold? Or I guess, broadly, how do you think about expenses? And do you have much expense leverage?

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [6]

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David, let me -- this is Paul Yonamine. Let me start first by just once again explaining our RISE2020 initiative. It's largely 2 components. One is a technology play, and the other is infrastructure. On the technology play, everything from our new online mobile platform, new ATMs, definitely converting all of our employees to become VPN ready and also give them collaboration tools, this was extremely timely and nothing has stopped there. As a matter of fact, we've been trying to accelerate that. In terms of infrastructure, as of February, we already started the demolition of our first floor. And so our plan is to continue down the path and complete the full renovation of our main building on the first floor. Now having said that, there are pieces and components, for example, glass materials that we're planning to place into the ninth floor of our building. There are many ancillary things that we feel that we can postpone just to be prudent. But having said that, we do plan to push ahead on the first floor renovation, which is the lion's share of our investment. Most of it is amortized over 39 years. And I think personally, our target date of January 1, 2021, we're hoping that that's going to be a real great celebration, that we're going to have COVID-19 contained. Hopefully, the whole state, the city of Honolulu will be open for business. And we'll all take a really positive view on it.

But David, why don't you provide any other information on expenses?

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [7]

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Yes. Sure. Thanks, Paul. Yes. So David, as Paul mentioned, we are continuing with the major components of the RISE2020 initiative. And what we will guide to on other op -- total other operating expense is roughly -- we're sticking with the $36 million to $38 million range. And obviously, as we said in our prepared remarks, we're trying to manage that to the lower end of the range.

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David Pipkin Feaster, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - Research Analyst [8]

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Okay. That's helpful. And then I guess last one for me on the allowance for loan losses. We saw a pretty big jump, obviously, to 132 basis points. But given where we are today and assuming that this might stick around a little bit longer, how do you think about additional reserve builds? And just kind of your overall thoughts on reserves. And just any commentary you have would be helpful.

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [9]

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Okay. Thanks, David. Yes, as all banks, it's been a challenging quarter, implementing one of the largest bank accounting changes in the midst of a pandemic. But the team did a nice job implementing CECL. And we took a look at the situation as of March 31. We used a blend of economic forecast at the time that did include some of the forecast that came out in late March. So we did incorporate some of the downside that people were seeing with COVID. And we think we ended up with an appropriate allowance, 132 of loans as of 3/31. Having said that, there have been subsequent forecasts that have come out in the first 3 weeks of April that have shown potential further downside. So to the extent that there is further deterioration in the economic environment, there could be -- there would be additional reserve build in the coming quarters. And if -- we would think it's probably the second and third quarter.

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [10]

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David, this is Paul. Let me just add. Clearly, there's a lot of uncertainty on how COVID is all going to play out. As Arnold touched on, our bank has also been extremely focused on a lot of the federal subsidy programs like the PPP. We, as a bank, have overachieved in terms -- in relation to our market share in the state of Hawaii. And with some of the fees that we anticipate in Q2 and hopefully, in Q3, with the additional $310 billion that Congress is considering to again put into the SBA, that we can achieve a lot of fees that we feel will help us to counter additional provisions as well.

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David Pipkin Feaster, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - Research Analyst [11]

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Okay. That's helpful. I guess kind of along those same lines, what are you hearing from your customers? Like what's the pulse of it? It sounds like you're actually expecting some potential loan growth. But what are you hearing from your clients? What's the pulse? And maybe at what point do they -- like how much longer -- if this goes on, at what point do you think they start feeling the pressure?

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [12]

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David, as you'll see in our addendum, we have a very diverse portfolio of loans. And the majority of it, I think we're in a really good place, especially with the low loan to values, our real estate-based clients. Clearly, the companies that are very focused on tourism, whether it be hotels, restaurants, who have completely shut down operations, there's tremendous concern. The city and county, the Mayor has just announced a stay-at-home mandate extension to the end of May. So clearly, that has a huge implication to those businesses. So a lot of concern. There's not quite much light at the end of the tunnel yet. Hawaii is doing a great job in comparison to most states in the United States. So there are some companies that are cautiously optimistic and yet, the situation is quite tough. So what we've been doing is reaching out to all of those customers. Trying to really understand their business, seeing how the bank can help, and we plan to continue doing that.

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Operator [13]

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Our next question will come from Jackie Bohlen with KBW.

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Jacquelynne Chimera Bohlen, Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division - MD, Equity Research [14]

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Just one more quick question on Hawaii before I change topics. But I think it may have been in your prepared remarks. Paul, you mentioned that you're hopeful for visitors to return in late summer to early fall. Is that something that's come out of one of the local organizations or the Hawaii Tourism Authority? Or is that just an internal hope?

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [15]

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I'd like to say it's a little bit of everything, Jackie. Nothing is very definitive yet. I mean our major markets, whether it be Japan, the Mainland U.S., it has its challenges today. So it's not just about Hawaii. The whole ecosystem has to work. And yet Hawaii today, with infections of a little under 600, 400 recovered and our daily new infections, I think generally, the state and the city have been doing a pretty good job containing it, but the concern is naturally on the markets that we bring in tourists into. So -- but our view right now is, wouldn't it be wonderful if the state of Hawaii can position itself as one of the safer tourist destinations globally? And in that situation, I think people are willing to pay a premium to come to Hawaii, and it really boils down to the tenacity of state government. And that's something that even our bank and all the banks actually in Hawaii are working very closely with the state and city government and providing ideas, new initiatives, new hygiene protocol, providing ideas on new technology to try and make the tourism experience a positive one. And we're very hopeful by the end of the third quarter, early fourth quarter, that we could start seeing a gradual rise in tourism.

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Jacquelynne Chimera Bohlen, Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division - MD, Equity Research [16]

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And is it reasonable to assume that the people of Hawaii would be able to return to their new normal in advance of that because the state has done such a good job of really containing the virus? And just given your status as an island state, you more than any other state in the U.S., really probably most places everywhere, have been able to keep people out from introducing the virus again. Is that a fair assumption?

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [17]

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Again, Jackie, the city's stay-at-home mandate has been -- was just extended yesterday to May 31. And I would -- looking at all of the activity in the Mainland U.S. right now, I think it is a fair assumption that a lot of businesses will be able to start moving towards normalcy from early June.

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Jacquelynne Chimera Bohlen, Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division - MD, Equity Research [18]

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Okay. That's wonderful color and very helpful. Just looking in terms of growth and understanding that everybody is essentially at home through the majority of the second quarter at a minimum, where -- how are your customers thinking about that? Is it all just coming from businesses that are looking for help through either the PPP or the other programs that you have available to them? Or are there other ways for growth that I'm not thinking of?

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [19]

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Well, Jackie, in a pandemic, there's -- there still are winners, grocery stores, for example, companies that are providing health and safety-type services and whatnot. So again, those are reflected in our portfolio as well. But they're clearly businesses that are also benefiting from what's happening today. But having said that, the vast majority of companies -- especially in the tourism sector. And again, I want to emphasize that we have a very diverse portfolio. And we have those companies that are still in construction, working on the Honolulu Rail project, doing a lot of defense contracting. Those businesses are still business as usual. The ones that are facing -- the tourism industry, on the other hand, with a shutdown on business, the recent CARES Act subsidies are critical. And this is why CPB has invested so much time and energy in making sure we bring those PPP dollars even to the small businesses. 4,200 applications with $490 million, we average a little over $100,000 per application. And that was just critical during these kinds of times, Jackie.

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Jacquelynne Chimera Bohlen, Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division - MD, Equity Research [20]

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Okay. And just one last one for me and then I'll step back. Just wondering what the expectation is for mortgage banking in the near term and whether the swing between quarters was purely driven by the MSR mark or whether it was a function of volume, too.

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Anli Ngo, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - President & Director [21]

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I was actually going to add to Paul's earlier comment to talk about the growth in mortgage when -- but that was a perfect segue. So the volume in Q1 was what I would say seasonably low. And in prior years, we've seen the dip. But I will share with you that in Q2, the pipe looks really good, and we are projecting about $220 million in production. And a lot of that goes to some things we talked about earlier in regard to the unique nature of our mortgage business. A lot of it is purchased. And we have joint ventures with key developers and realtor agencies here. And so that will continue to drive the growth in the mortgage business, not just in Q2 but for the rest of the year.

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Jacquelynne Chimera Bohlen, Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division - MD, Equity Research [22]

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Okay. And then just -- and this might be a technical question for David, just on the difference between MSR and if that was the primary driver of 1Q.

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [23]

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Yes. That's correct, Jackie. The MSR amortization increased sequential quarter by about $800,000.

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Operator [24]

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(Operator Instructions) Our next question will come from Laurie Hunsicker with Compass Point.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [25]

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Just wanted to start, first of all, on the income statement, David. Just wondered, BOLI, a loss of $19,000 for the quarter versus it's been running about $600,000 or so per quarter. How should we be thinking about that?

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [26]

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Yes, Laurie, that was the impact of the equity market volatility. So we have a BOLI policy that's used as an indirect funding source/hedge for our employee deferred comp program. So the assets inside of the BOLI policy are equity mutual funds. So that policy declined in value by roughly $600,000, and we had our normal BOLI policies with income of roughly $600,000. So they kind of offset each other, and that's what resulted in roughly 0 income in the first quarter. Assuming we don't have another downturn in the equity market, if things stay stable, we would expect BOLI income to return to the $500,000 to $600,000 quarterly range going forward.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [27]

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Okay. That's helpful. And then within your net interest income this quarter, were there any nonaccrual loan recoveries like you had last quarter?

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [28]

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Yes. It was negligible this quarter.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [29]

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Okay. Okay. Very strong margin. Okay, good. And then just shifting over to credit. Your deck was phenomenal. Thank you for the detail. On Slide 9, so your primary industries that you outlined as potentially being more at risk from COVID-19, it looks like, obviously, the majority of that is C&I. Can you tell us of the $378 million, is there any real estate secured piece to that and if you know percentage or dollar of that $378 million?

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Anna M. Hu, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer [30]

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Yes. Laurie, this is Anna. I will say that between the primary and secondary industries, $325 million, $1 billion of it is real estate secured.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [31]

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Okay. Between both of them, $325 million. Okay, that's helpful. And then this is kind of more macro, I guess, both Anna and David, for you. In terms of construction lending, I was hoping if you can just give us a refreshed update of construction lending, your numbers. Your -- just your -- whatever, your 2%, your $101 million. But just in terms of sort of a look -- go ahead.

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [32]

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Sorry, you're breaking up. Can you restart, please, your question?

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [33]

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Sure. Can you hear me now?

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [34]

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Yes.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [35]

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Yes. Just very high level, if you could just help us think about your construction book since that's what really hurt you during the last downturn and you look so different now, right? So you had 28% of your loan book in construction lending back at the end of '07. And today, that's 2%. But can you just help us think about what are the differences in your construction book today versus back then, outside of the obvious, which is size?

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Anna M. Hu, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer [36]

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Laurie, for our construction book today, it's very different. Back 10 years ago, we were doing a lot of land development, residential construction development. What we have today is very focused on supporting the middle market to the affordable condo builds that we have here in Hawaii, Oahu, primarily. So that's where the difference is in the portfolios. We are not in what we were 10 years ago.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [37]

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Okay. And then your -- the $101 million, is that all Hawaii-based?

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Anna M. Hu, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer [38]

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Yes. All Hawaii-based.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [39]

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Okay. Okay. And versus the last go around, it was mainly in the Mainland. Is that correct?

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Anna M. Hu, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer [40]

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A lot of it was on the Mainland, correct.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [41]

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Okay. Perfect. Okay. And then if you have it, do you happen to remember what LTVs were back then versus today?

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David S. Morimoto, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer [42]

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Laurie, they probably started FDICIA conforme on 60%, 65%, but they ended up upside down, obviously, once we hit the recession. But I guess, much, much different exposure. As you said, it was almost 30% of the portfolio. It was over $1 billion in construction at that time. And today, I think it peaked at $1.1 billion. And today, it's $100,000. So a much different risk profile in the loan portfolio.

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Laurie Katherine Havener Hunsicker, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division - MD & Research Analyst [43]

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Right, coupled with the fact that your loans were a lot smaller. Okay, perfect. I'll leave it there.

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Operator [44]

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This concludes our question-and-answer session. I would like to turn the conference back over to Paul Yonamine, Chairman and CEO, for any closing remarks.

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Paul K. Yonamine, Central Pacific Financial Corp. - Chairman & CEO [45]

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Great. Thank you. Thank you very much for participating in our earnings call for the first quarter of 2020. We look forward to future opportunities to update you on our progress. Thank you.

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Operator [46]

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The conference has now concluded. Thank you for attending today's presentation, you may now disconnect.