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Equity Bancshares, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Earnings of $0.58 Per Diluted Common Share and Net Income of $9.2 Million

Continues improvements in customer experience platforms including trust & wealth management, deposit and treasury product strategy and commercial lending

WICHITA, Kansas, July 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equity Bancshares, Inc. (EQBK), (“Equity”, “we”, “us”, “our”), the Wichita-based holding company of Equity Bank, reported its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, including net income allocable to common stockholders of $9.2 million, or $0.58 per diluted share. Year-to-date 2019 net income allocable to common stockholders was $5.2 million and $0.32 per diluted share.

“We continue to serve as a trusted bank for entrepreneurial companies, businesses and individuals, and in the second quarter we continued our disciplined approach to lending plus additional focus on providing deposit products and services that appeal across our customer base, while innovating and streamlining our internal processes,” said Brad Elliott, Chairman and CEO of Equity. “Our Equity Trust & Wealth Management group has provided a new service for our customer base and our new Equity Bank online banking solution has proven to be a significant upgrade for business and treasury customers. We continue to prioritize product strategy and our market teams continue to focus on core deposit strategy and household growth.”

“In the first quarter, we recorded a $14.5 million provision for loss against a credit relationship. We do not believe this represents a systemic trend; rather an isolated individual relationship which is unique within our portfolio.”

On February 8, 2019, Equity completed its acquisition of two bank locations in Guymon, Oklahoma, and one bank location in Cordell, Oklahoma, from MidFirst Bank (“MidFirst”) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (“the MidFirst acquisition”). The acquisition added total assets of $98.6 million, which included total loans of $6.5 million. There were total deposits of $98.5 million assumed at the time of the acquisition. Results of operations of the MidFirst acquisition are included in Equity’s 2019 results of operations subsequent to the acquisition.

Notable Items:

  • Net income before taxes for the second quarter of 2019 was $11.7 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to net income before taxes of $8.8 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, for the same time period in 2018. Net income before taxes, adjusted to exclude merger expense, was $12.0 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net income before taxes, adjusted to exclude merger expense of $14.0 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.

  • Stated diluted income per share in the second quarter of 2019 was $0.58. Merger expenses, adjusted for estimated income tax, were $207 thousand in the second quarter of 2019, or $0.01 per diluted share. Stated diluted income per share for the first six months of 2019 was $0.32. Merger expenses, adjusted for estimated income tax, were $694 thousand in the first six months of 2019, or $0.04 per diluted share.

  • On April 18, 2019, the Board of Directors of Equity Bancshares, Inc. authorized the repurchase of up to 1,100,000 shares of our Class A Voting Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, from time to time, beginning April 29, 2019 and concluding October 30, 2020. The repurchase program does not obligate us to acquire a specific dollar amount or number of shares and it may be extended, modified or discontinued at any time without notice. As of June 30, 2019, a total of 277,806 shares have been repurchased under this authorization at an average price of $25.95.

Highlights of Equity’s growth include:

  • Total loans held for investment of $2.68 billion at June 30, 2019, as compared to total loans held for investment of $2.58 billion at December 31, 2018. The increase of $104.6 million includes growth of $98.1 million, or 3.8%, and $6.5 million of loans added in the MidFirst acquisition.

  • Total deposits were $3.19 billion at June 30, 2019 compared to $3.12 billion at December 31, 2018. Signature deposits, including core deposits comprised of checking accounts, savings accounts and money market accounts, were $2.19 billion at June 30, 2019, compared to $2.12 billion at December 31, 2018. Organic signature deposit growth was 1.3% for the six months ended June 30, 2019. In addition, the MidFirst acquisition added total deposits of $98.5 million.

  • Total assets of $4.18 billion at June 30, 2019, compared to $4.06 billion at December 31, 2018. The MidFirst acquisition added total assets of $98.6 million.

  • Book value per common share of $29.45 at June 30, 2019 and $28.87 at December 31, 2018. Tangible book value per common share of $19.23 at June 30, 2019 and $19.08 at December 31, 2018.

Financial Results for Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $5.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $15.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of $10.4 million, principally related to the non-typical specific impairment of $14.5 million taken during the first quarter of 2019. Results of operations of the MidFirst acquisition are included in Equity’s 2019 results of operations subsequent to the acquisition on February 8, 2019. Equity’s financial results also reflect results of operations of our 2018 mergers subsequent to the merger dates. Equity Bank merged with City Bank and Trust (“CBT”) in Guymon, Oklahoma, on August 23, 2018, and on May 4, 2018, Equity completed mergers with Kansas Bank Corporation (“KBC”), parent company of First National Bank of Liberal/Hugoton (“FNB”) in Liberal, Kansas and Adams Dairy Bancshares, Inc. (“Adams”), parent company of Adams Dairy Bank in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Diluted earnings per share were $0.32 for the six-month period ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $1.02 for the comparable period of 2018. Weighted average fully diluted shares were 15,992,265 and 15,294,387 for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

Net interest income was $61.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $58.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of $3.2 million, or a 5.5% increase. The additional net interest income was primarily driven by an increase in yield on interest-earning assets and growth in loans and securities balances, partially offset by higher interest expense as we funded the increase in earning assets with additional deposits and an overall increase in the average cost of funds.

Our net interest margin was 3.46% for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to 3.92% for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in net interest margin was partly due to an increase in cost of funds, a reduction in loan fees, additional callable bond premium amortization related to the adoption of ASU 2017-08 and the movement of the above mentioned large credit relationship to nonaccrual during the first quarter of 2019.

The provision for loan losses was $16.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Net charge-offs for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $10.3 million, as compared to net charge-offs of $335 thousand for the comparable period in 2018. In the first quarter of 2019, we recorded a $14.5 million provision for loss against a credit relationship and subsequently charged off a total of $9.2 million on this credit relationship during the second quarter of 2019.

Total non-interest income was $11.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $8.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is largely attributable to increases in debit card income, service charges and fees and an increase in swap fees. Non-interest income includes the increase in value of bank-owned life insurance of $987 thousand and $1.2 million for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

Total non-interest expense was $50.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $45.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018. These results include the effect of the May 2018 addition of five locations in southwest Kansas plus one location in Blue Springs, Missouri; the August 2018 addition of one location in Guymon, Oklahoma; and the February 2019 acquisition of two additional locations in Guymon, Oklahoma, and one location in Cordell, Oklahoma. In addition, the results reflect added lending, customer service, corporate and operations staff indirectly attributable to mergers and organic growth. Also, data processing costs increased due to more accounts, higher transaction volumes and our new online banking platform. Trust and wealth management infrastructure and an increase in professional fees contributed as well. Non-interest expense also includes merger expenses of $915 thousand ($694 thousand after tax) for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Merger expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2018, totaled $5.8 million ($4.5 million after tax).

Equity’s effective tax rate for the six-month period ended June 30, 2019 was 20.8% as compared to 22.2% for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018. For both of the comparable periods, the estimated annual effective tax rate at which income tax expense was provided reflect, in addition to statutory tax rates, the levels of tax-exempt interest income, non-taxable life insurance income, non-deductible facilitative merger expense and other non-deductible expense in proportion to anticipated annual income before income taxes, as well as federal income tax credits anticipated to be available in each annual period. Excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options and the settlement in stock of restricted stock units recorded in the first six months of 2019 were $18 thousand as compared to $6 thousand in the comparable period of 2018.

Financial Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2019

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $9.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to net income allocable to common stockholders of $6.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of $2.4 million.

Diluted earnings per share were $0.58 for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.44 for the comparable period in 2018. Weighted average fully diluted shares were 15,918,274 and 15,690,111 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

Net interest income was $31.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $30.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, a $368 thousand, or 1.2%, increase. The additional net interest income was primarily driven by growth in loans and securities balances and, to a lesser extent, an increase in average yield on loans, partially offset by an increase in interest expense as we funded the growth in earning assets with more deposits and borrowings and an overall increase in the average cost of funds.

The net interest margin was 3.42% for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to 3.93% for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in net interest margin was partly due to a reduction in loan fees, an overall increase in our cost of funds and the movement of the above mentioned large credit relationship to nonaccrual during the first quarter of 2019. Our cost of funds has increased primarily due to increased interest rates for both retail and public fund deposits. The cost of retail deposits has increased as the general level of interest rates has risen and from an increased level of market competition for this type of deposit, which are desirable due to their lower level of interest-rate sensitivity. The cost of public fund deposits has increased due to the level of competition for these deposits, from both other financial institutions and state investment funds and due to the timing of the investment of these funds in an elevated interest rate environment.

The provision for loan losses was $974 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $750 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2018. For the three months ended June 30, 2019, we had net charge-offs of $9.5 million, of which $9.2 million was related to the credit relationship for which we provisioned $14.5 million during the first quarter of 2019, as compared to net recoveries of $17 thousand for the same period in 2018.

Total non-interest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $6.5 million, compared to $4.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. This increase was largely due to increases in debit card income, service charges and fees and an increase in swap fees. The increases in debit card income and service charges and fees are principally attributable to the addition of accounts and higher transaction volumes. Non-interest income includes the increase in value of bank-owned life insurance of $499 thousand and $508 thousand for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

Total non-interest expense was $25.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, compared to $26.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in non-interest expense is largely due to a decrease in merger expenses, partially offset by increases in salaries and employee benefits, other real estate owned, data processing, professional fees and FDIC insurance expenses. The results reflect added lending, customer service, corporate and operations staff indirectly attributable to mergers and organic growth plus increased data processing costs due to more accounts, higher transaction volumes along with our new online banking platform and trust and wealth management infrastructure and an increase in professional fees. Non-interest expense also includes merger expenses of $276 thousand ($207 thousand after tax) for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Merger expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2018, totaled $5.2 million ($4.0 million after tax).

Equity’s effective tax rate for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was 21.4% as compared to 21.9% for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. Excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options and the settlement in stock of restricted stock units recorded in the second quarter of 2019 were $10 thousand. No excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation were recognized in the comparable period of 2018.

Loans, Deposits and Total Assets

Loans held for investment were $2.68 billion at June 30, 2019, as compared to $2.58 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $104.6 million. The increase in loans held for investment includes $6.5 million of net loans acquired in the February 2019 MidFirst acquisition plus $98.1 million of additional loan growth.

As of June 30, 2019, Equity’s allowance for loan losses to total loans was 0.66%, as compared to 0.44% at December 31, 2018. Total reserves, including purchase discounts, to total loans were approximately 1.14% as of June 30, 2019, as compared to 1.02% at December 31, 2018. Nonperforming assets of $67.4 million as of June 30, 2019, were 1.61% of total assets. Nonperforming assets at December 31, 2018, were $39.6 million or 0.97% of total assets.

Total deposits were $3.19 billion at June 30, 2019, as compared to $3.12 billion at December 31, 2018. Total deposits increased $62.4 million between December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019. This increase included $98.5 million assumed in the MidFirst acquisition and a $57.6 million increase in organic savings, NOW and money market deposits, partially offset by a $29.1 million decrease in organic demand deposits and a $64.6 million decrease in organic time deposits. Signature deposits were $2.19 billion at June 30, 2019, as compared to $2.12 billion at December 31, 2018.

At June 30, 2019, Equity had consolidated total assets of $4.18 billion, as compared to $4.06 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $118.4 million. The increase in total assets includes $98.6 million of total assets acquired in the MidFirst acquisition.

Borrowings and Capital

At June 30, 2019, borrowings totaled $515.6 million, as compared to $464.7 million at December 31, 2018. The increase in borrowings was principally due to a $59.9 million increase in Federal Home Loan Bank advances, partially offset by a $9.0 million reduction in federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements.

At June 30, 2019, common stockholders’ equity totaled $458.4 million, $29.45 per common share, compared to $455.9 million, $28.87 per common share, at December 31, 2018. Tangible common equity was $299.3 million and tangible book value per common share was $19.23 at June 30, 2019. Tangible common equity was $301.3 million and tangible book value per common share was $19.08 at December 31, 2018. During the second quarter of 2019, the company repurchased a total of 277,806 shares of our Class A Voting Common Stock at a total cost of $7.2 million, or $25.95 per share. The ratio of common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 10.47% and the total capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 11.57% at June 30, 2019.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures intended to supplement, not substitute for, comparable GAAP measures. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures are provided at the end of this press release.

Conference Call and Webcast

Equity Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brad Elliott, and Chief Financial Officer, Greg Kossover, will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss second quarter 2019 results on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. eastern time, 9:00 a.m. central time.

Investors, news media and other participants should register for the call or audio webcast at investor.equitybank.com. On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, participants may also dial into the call toll-free at (844) 534-7311 from anywhere in the U.S. or (574) 990-1419 internationally, using conference ID no. 1869113.

Participants are encouraged to dial into the call or access the webcast approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time. Presentation slides to pair with the call or webcast will be posted one hour prior to the call at investor.equitybank.com.

A replay of the call and webcast will be available two hours following the close of the call until July 30, 2019, accessible at (855) 859-2056 with conference ID no. 1869113 at investor.equitybank.com.

About Equity Bancshares, Inc.

Equity Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Equity Bank, offering a full range of financial solutions, including commercial loans, consumer banking, mortgage loans, trust and wealth management services and treasury management services, while delivering the high-quality, relationship-based customer service of a community bank. Equity’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EQBK.” Learn more at www.equitybank.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to sell, or the solicitation or an offer to buy any securities. There will be no sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirement of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Special Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views of Equity’s management with respect to, among other things, future events and Equity’s financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “goal,” “target,” “would” and “outlook,” or the negative variations of those words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Equity’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond Equity’s control. Accordingly, Equity cautions you that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Although Equity believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Equity’s expectations include competition from other financial institutions and bank holding companies; the effects of and changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve Board; changes in the demand for loans; fluctuations in value of collateral and loan reserves; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; and acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses; and similar variables. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, please refer to “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Equity’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2019 and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Equity’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if Equity’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Equity anticipates. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Equity does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict those events or how they may affect us. In addition, Equity cannot assess the impact of each factor on Equity’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that Equity or persons acting on Equity’s behalf may issue.

Investor Contact:

Chris Navratil
SVP, Finance
Equity Bancshares, Inc.
(316) 612-6014
cnavratil@equitybank.com

Media Contact:

John J. Hanley
SVP, Senior Director of Marketing
Equity Bancshares, Inc.
(816) 505-4063
jhanley@equitybank.com


Unaudited Financial Tables

  • Table 1. Selected Financial Highlights

  • Table 2. Year-to-Date Analysis of Changes in Net Interest Income

  • Table 3. Quarterly Analysis of Changes in Net Interest Income

  • Table 4. Consolidated Balance Sheets

  • Table 5. Consolidated Statements of Income

  • Table 6. Non-GAAP Financial Measures


TABLE 1. SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

As of and for the three months ended

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

June 30,

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

Statement of Income Data

Net interest income

$

31,288

$

30,639

$

33,336

$

32,755

$

30,920

Provision for loan losses

974

15,646

750

1,291

750

Net gains (losses) from securities transactions

7

6

5

(4

)

(2

)

Other non-interest income

6,444

5,318

5,444

5,437

4,594

Total non-interest income

6,451

5,324

5,449

5,433

4,592

Merger expense

276

639

938

757

5,236

Other non-interest expense

24,747

24,904

24,200

22,890

20,739

Total non-interest expense

25,023

25,543

25,138

23,647

25,975

Income (loss) before income taxes

11,742

(5,226

)

12,897

13,250

8,787

Provision for income taxes (benefits)

2,510

(1,153

)

2,972

2,928

1,920

Net income (loss)

9,232

(4,073

)

9,925

10,322

6,867

Net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders

9,232

(4,073

)

9,925

10,322

6,867

Basic earnings (loss) per share

0.59

(0.26

)

0.63

0.65

0.45

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

0.58

(0.26

)

0.62

0.64

0.44

Balance Sheet Data (at period end)

Available-for-sale securities

$

161,082

$

166,355

$

168,875

$

172,388

$

180,238

Held-to-maturity securities

766,950

749,493

748,356

713,899

665,995

Gross loans held for investment

2,679,985

2,618,986

2,575,408

2,598,729

2,451,772

Allowance for loan losses

17,777

26,340

11,454

11,010

10,083

Intangible assets, net

159,147

159,944

154,665

155,430

146,538

Total assets

4,180,074

4,065,354

4,061,716

3,931,036

3,712,185

Total deposits

3,185,893

3,260,870

3,123,447

2,821,246

2,635,048

Non-time deposits

2,192,534

2,220,110

2,115,541

1,969,715

1,829,902

Borrowings

515,582

331,221

464,676

652,755

631,501

Total liabilities

3,721,668

3,611,891

3,605,775

3,487,799

3,278,903

Total stockholders’ equity

458,406

453,463

455,941

443,237

433,282

Tangible common equity*

299,259

293,519

301,276

287,807

286,744

Selected Average Balance Sheet Data (quarterly average)

Investment securities

$

924,914

$

918,804

$

893,642

$

860,940

$

767,038

Total gross loans receivable

2,655,256

2,560,030

2,590,610

2,516,833

2,317,071

Interest-earnings assets

3,665,618

3,560,815

3,578,487

3,457,871

3,158,187

Total assets

4,025,764

3,926,359

3,935,722

3,804,114

3,475,786

Interest-bearing deposits

2,726,443

2,709,596

2,501,227

2,251,937

2,148,361

Borrowings

347,103

269,492

480,417

642,575

495,558

Total interest-bearing liabilities

3,073,546

2,979,088

2,981,644

2,894,512

2,643,919

Total deposits

3,200,624

3,178,164

2,991,657

2,709,741

2,556,982

Total liabilities

3,568,661

3,466,646

3,486,272

3,364,343

3,062,312

Total stockholders' equity

457,103

459,713

449,450

439,771

413,474

Tangible common equity*

297,541

302,398

294,506

289,515

279,328

Performance ratios

Return on average assets (ROAA) annualized

0.92

%

(0.42

)%

1.00

%

1.08

%

0.79

%

Return on average equity (ROAE) annualized

8.10

%

(3.59

)%

8.76

%

9.31

%

6.66

%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized*

13.29

%

(4.62

)%

14.17

%

14.91

%

10.58

%

Yield on loans annualized

5.74

%

5.79

%

5.91

%

5.73

%

5.73

%

Cost of interest-bearing deposits annualized

1.64

%

1.61

%

1.45

%

1.15

%

1.00

%

Cost of total deposits annualized

1.40

%

1.37

%

1.21

%

0.95

%

0.84

%

Net interest margin annualized

3.42

%

3.49

%

3.70

%

3.76

%

3.93

%

Efficiency ratio*

65.59

%

69.26

%

62.40

%

59.93

%

58.40

%

Non-interest income / average assets

0.64

%

0.55

%

0.55

%

0.57

%

0.53

%

Non-interest expense / average assets

2.49

%

2.64

%

2.53

%

2.47

%

3.00

%

Capital Ratios

Tier 1 Leverage Ratio

8.26

%

8.36

%

8.60

%

8.60

%

9.36

%

Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio

10.47

%

10.46

%

10.95

%

10.49

%

11.04

%

Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio

10.96

%

10.95

%

11.45

%

11.00

%

11.56

%

Total Risk Based Capital Ratio

11.57

%

11.87

%

11.86

%

11.37

%

11.94

%

Total stockholders' equity to total assets

10.97

%

11.15

%

11.23

%

11.28

%

11.67

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets*

7.44

%

7.52

%

7.71

%

7.62

%

8.04

%

Book value per common share

$

29.45

$

28.66

$

28.87

$

28.07

$

27.44

Tangible book value per common share*

$

19.23

$

18.55

$

19.08

$

18.22

$

18.16

Tangible book value per diluted common share*

$

18.99

$

18.30

$

18.73

$

17.86

$

17.78

* The value noted is considered a Non-GAAP financial measure. For a reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures, see Table 6. Non-GAAP Financial Measures



TABLE 2. YEAR-TO-DATE ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN NET INTEREST INCOME (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

Year-to-date 06/30/2019

Year-to-date 06/30/2018

Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Income/ Expense

Average Yield/ Rate (3) (4)

Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Income/ Expense

Average Yield/ Rate (3) (4)

Interest-earning assets

Loans (1)

$

2,607,906

$

74,560

5.77

%

$

2,220,559

$

62,149

5.64

%

Total securities

921,876

12,149

2.66

%

733,234

9,739

2.68

%

Federal funds sold and other

83,723

1,257

3.03

%

68,038

1,066

3.16

%

Total interest-earning assets

3,613,505

87,966

4.91

%

3,021,831

72,954

4.87

%

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

1,704,672

11,525

1.36

%

1,319,523

4,814

0.74

%

Certificates of deposit

1,013,394

10,349

2.06

%

776,839

5,242

1.36

%

Total interest-bearing deposits

2,718,066

21,874

1.62

%

2,096,362

10,056

0.97

%

FHLB advances & LOC

238,462

3,146

2.66

%

379,675

3,393

1.80

%

Other borrowings

70,049

1,019

2.94

%

62,959

798

2.56

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

3,026,577

26,039

1.74

%

2,538,996

14,247

1.13

%

Net interest income

$

61,927

$

58,707

Interest rate spread

3.17

%

3.74

%

Net interest margin (2)

3.46

%

3.92

%

(1) Average loan balances include nonaccrual loans.

(2) Net interest margin is calculated by dividing annualized net interest income by average interest-earning assets for the period.

(3) Tax exempt income is not included in the above table on a tax-equivalent basis.

(4) Actual unrounded values are used to calculate the reported yield or rate disclosed. Accordingly, recalculations using the amounts in thousands as disclosed in this report may not produce the same amounts.


For the six months ended

June 30, 2019 vs. 2018

Total Increase/(Decrease)

Volume Variance (1)

Yield/Rate Variance (1)

Total Variance

Interest-earning assets

Loans

$

11,049

$

1,362

$

12,411

Total securities

2,469

(59

)

2,410

Federal funds sold and other

237

(46

)

191

Total interest-earning assets

13,755

1,257

15,012

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

1,701

5,010

6,711

Certificates of deposit

1,902

3,205

5,107

Total interest-bearing deposits

3,603

8,215

11,818

FHLB advances & LOC

(1,526

)

1,279

(247

)

Other borrowings

117

104

221

Total interest-bearing liabilities

2,194

9,598

11,792

Net interest income

$

11,561

$

(8,341

)

$

3,220

(1) The effect of changes in volume is determined by multiplying the change in volume by the previous year's average rate. Similarly, the effect of rate changes is calculated by multiplying the change in average rate by the prior year's volume. The changes attributable to both volume and rate, which cannot be segregated, have been allocated to the volume variance and the rate variance in proportion to the relationship of the absolute dollar amount of the change in each.


TABLE 3. QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN NET INTEREST INCOME (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

Quarter ended 06/30/2019

Quarter ended 06/30/2018

Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Income/ Expense

Average Yield/ Rate (3) (4)

Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Income/ Expense

Average Yield/ Rate (3) (4)

Interest-earning assets

Loans (1)

$

2,655,256

$

38,027

5.74

%

$

2,317,071

$

33,101

5.73

%

Total securities

924,914

6,114

2.65

%

767,038

5,137

2.69

%

Federal funds sold and other

85,448

623

2.92

%

74,078

593

3.21

%

Total interest-earning assets

3,665,618

44,764

4.90

%

3,158,187

38,831

4.93

%

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

1,715,991

5,857

1.37

%

1,367,544

2,591

0.76

%

Certificates of deposit

1,010,452

5,287

2.10

%

780,817

2,747

1.41

%

Total interest-bearing deposits

2,726,443

11,144

1.64

%

2,148,361

5,338

1.00

%

FHLB advances & LOC

278,864

1,841

2.65

%

426,392

2,094

1.97

%

Other borrowings

68,239

491

2.89

%

69,166

479

2.78

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

3,073,546

13,476

1.76

%

2,643,919

7,911

1.20

%

Net interest income

$

31,288

$

30,920

Interest rate spread

3.14

%

3.73

%

Net interest margin (2)

3.42

%

3.93

%

(1) Average loan balances include nonaccrual loans.

(2) Net interest margin is calculated by dividing annualized net interest income by average interest-earning assets for the period.

(3) Tax exempt income is not included in the above table on a tax-equivalent basis.

(4) Actual unrounded values are used to calculate the reported yield or rate disclosed. Accordingly, recalculations using the amounts in thousands as disclosed in this report may not produce the same amounts.


For the three months ended

June 30, 2019 vs. 2018

Total Increase/(Decrease)

Volume Variance (1)

Yield/Rate Variance (1)

Total Variance

Interest-earning assets

Loans

$

4,842

$

84

$

4,926

Total securities

1,018

(41

)

977

Federal funds sold and other

86

(56

)

30

Total interest-earning assets

5,946

(13

)

5,933

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

781

2,485

3,266

Certificates of deposit

957

1,583

2,540

Total interest-bearing deposits

1,738

4,068

5,806

FHLB advances & LOC

(850

)

597

(253

)

Other borrowings

(22

)

34

12

Total interest-bearing liabilities

866

4,699

5,565

Net interest income

$

5,080

$

(4,712

)

$

368

(1) The effect of changes in volume is determined by multiplying the change in volume by the previous year's average rate. Similarly, the effect of rate changes is calculated by multiplying the change in average rate by the prior year's volume. The changes attributable to both volume and rate, which cannot be segregated, have been allocated to the volume variance and the rate variance in proportion to the relationship of the absolute dollar amount of the change in each.


TABLE 4. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

June 30,

December 31,

2019

2018

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

180,827

$

192,735

Federal funds sold

591

83

Cash and cash equivalents

181,418

192,818

Interest-bearing time deposits in other banks

4,742

4,991

Available-for-sale securities

161,082

168,875

Held-to-maturity securities, fair value of $778,051 and $739,989

766,950

748,356

Loans held for sale

6,761

2,972

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $17,777 and $11,454

2,662,208

2,563,954

Other real estate owned, net

5,764

6,372

Premises and equipment, net

84,942

80,442

Bank-owned life insurance

74,092

73,105

Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank stock

33,226

29,214

Interest receivable

16,702

17,372

Goodwill

136,432

131,712

Core deposit intangibles, net

21,512

21,725

Other

24,243

19,808

Total assets

$

4,180,074

$

4,061,716

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Deposits

Demand

$

487,430

$

503,831

Total non-interest-bearing deposits

487,430

503,831

Savings, NOW and money market

1,705,104

1,611,710

Time

993,359

1,007,906

Total interest-bearing deposits

2,698,463

2,619,616

Total deposits

3,185,893

3,123,447

Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements

41,047

50,068

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

444,818

384,898

Bank stock loan

15,308

15,450

Subordinated debentures

14,409

14,260

Contractual obligations

3,744

3,965

Interest payable and other liabilities

16,449

13,687

Total liabilities

3,721,668

3,605,775

Commitments and contingent liabilities

Stockholders’ equity

Common stock

173

173

Additional paid-in capital

381,133

379,085

Retained earnings

105,337

101,326

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,291

)

(4,867

)

Employee stock loans

(83

)

(121

)

Treasury stock

(26,863

)

(19,655

)

Total stockholders’ equity

458,406

455,941

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

4,180,074

$

4,061,716


TABLE 5. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Interest and dividend income

Loans, including fees

$

38,027

$

33,101

$

74,560

$

62,149

Securities, taxable

4,969

4,112

10,051

7,835

Securities, nontaxable

1,145

1,025

2,098

1,904

Federal funds sold and other

623

593

1,257

1,066

Total interest and dividend income

44,764

38,831

87,966

72,954

Interest expense

Deposits

11,144

5,338

21,874

10,056

Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements

34

24

66

47

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

1,841

2,094

3,146

3,393

Bank stock loan

147

156

309

183

Subordinated debentures

310

299

644

568

Total interest expense

13,476

7,911

26,039

14,247

Net interest income

31,288

30,920

61,927

58,707

Provision for loan losses

974

750

16,620

1,920

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

30,314

30,170

45,307

56,787

Non-interest income

Service charges and fees

2,240

1,729

4,163

3,309

Debit card income

2,186

1,522

3,924

2,775

Mortgage banking

562

312

879

625

Increase in value of bank-owned life insurance

499

508

987

1,160

Net gains (losses) from securities transactions

7

(2

)

13

(10

)

Other

957

523

1,809

984

Total non-interest income

6,451

4,592

11,775

8,843

Non-interest expense

Salaries and employee benefits

13,067

11,629

27,165

22,520

Net occupancy and equipment

2,188

2,011

4,155

3,813

Data processing

2,358

1,968

4,763

3,642

Professional fees

1,228

844

2,384

1,559

Advertising and business development

722

665

1,368

1,284

Telecommunications

485

432

1,070

801

FDIC insurance

730

510

1,008

754

Courier and postage

341

303

668

558

Free nationwide ATM cost

420

330

781

622

Amortization of core deposit intangibles

785

625

1,564

1,009

Loan expense

175

145

443

491

Other real estate owned

302

(671

)

414

(403

)

Merger expenses

276

5,236

915

5,767

Other

1,946

1,948

3,868

3,185

Total non-interest expense

25,023

25,975

50,566

45,602

Income before income tax

11,742

8,787

6,516

20,028

Provision for income taxes

2,510

1,920

1,357

4,450

Net income and net income allocable to common stockholders

$

9,232

$

6,867

$

5,159

$

15,578

Basic earnings per share

$

0.59

$

0.45

$

0.33

$

1.04

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.58

$

0.44

$

0.32

$

1.02


TABLE 6. Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

As of and for the three months ended

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

June 30,

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

Total stockholders' equity

$

458,406

$

453,463

$

455,941

$

443,237

$

433,282

Less: goodwill

136,432

136,432

131,712

131,723

125,485

Less: core deposit intangibles, net

21,512

22,296

21,725

22,466

19,800

Less: mortgage servicing asset, net

8

10

11

13

14

Less: naming rights, net

1,195

1,206

1,217

1,228

1,239

Tangible common equity

$

299,259

$

293,519

$

301,276

$

287,807

$

286,744

Common shares issued at period end

15,563,873

15,820,303

15,793,095

15,792,695

15,780,777

RSU shares vested

108

6,768

Common shares outstanding at period end

15,563,873

15,820,411

15,793,095

15,792,695

15,787,545

Diluted common shares outstanding at period end

15,758,747

16,036,700

16,085,729

16,118,067

16,131,096

Book value per common share

$

29.45

$

28.66

$

28.87

$

28.07

$

27.44

Tangible book value per common share

$

19.23

$

18.55

$

19.08

$

18.22

$

18.16

Tangible book value per diluted common share

$

18.99

$

18.30

$

18.73

$

17.86

$

17.78

Total assets

$

4,180,074

$

4,065,354

$

4,061,716

$

3,931,036

$

3,712,185

Less: goodwill

136,432

136,432

131,712

131,723

125,485

Less: core deposit intangibles, net

21,512

22,296

21,725

22,466

19,800

Less: mortgage servicing asset, net

8

10

11

13

14

Less: naming rights, net

1,195

1,206

1,217

1,228

1,239

Tangible assets

$

4,020,927

$

3,905,410

$

3,907,051

$

3,775,606

$

3,565,647

Total stockholders' equity to total assets

10.97

%

11.15

%

11.23

%

11.28

%

11.67

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

7.44

%

7.52

%

7.71

%

7.62

%

8.04

%

Total average stockholders' equity

$

457,103

$

459,713

$

449,450

$

439,771

$

413,474

Less: average intangible assets

159,562

157,315

154,944

150,256

134,146

Average tangible common equity

$

297,541

$

302,398

$

294,506

$

289,515

$

279,328

Net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders

$

9,232

$

(4,073

)

$

9,925

$

10,322

$

6,867

Amortization of intangible assets

797

791

752

707

637

Less: tax effect of intangible assets amortization

167

166

158

148

134

Adjusted net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders

$

9,862

$

(3,448

)

$

10,519

$

10,881

$

7,370

Return on total average stockholders' equity (ROAE) annualized

8.10

%

(3.59

)%

8.76

%

9.31

%

6.66

%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized

13.29

%

(4.62

)%

14.17

%

14.91

%

10.58

%

Non-interest expense

$

25,023

$

25,543

$

25,138

$

23,647

$

25,975

Less: merger expenses

276

639

938

757

5,236

Non-interest expense, excluding merger expenses

$

24,747

$

24,904

$

24,200

$

22,890

$

20,739

Net interest income

$

31,288

$

30,639

$

33,336

$

32,755

$

30,920

Non-interest income

6,451

5,324

5,449

5,433

4,592

Less: net gains (losses) from securities transactions

7

6

5

(4

)

(2

)

Non-interest income, excluding gains (losses) from securities transactions

$

6,444

$

5,318

$

5,444

$

5,437

$

4,594

Net interest income plus non-interest income, excluding net gains (losses) from securities transactions

$

37,732

$

35,957

$

38,780

$

38,192

$

35,514

Non-interest expense to net interest income plus non-interest income

66.31

%

71.03

%

64.81

%

61.92

%

73.14

%

Efficiency ratio

65.59

%

69.26

%

62.40

%

59.93

%

58.40

%