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Equity Bancshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings of $0.66 per Diluted Common Share and Net Income of $10.4 Million

Company continues focus on product delivery, full-service banking, noninterest income growth, expense reduction and overall efficiency

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 21, 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 September 30, 2019, including net income allocable to common stockholders of $10.4 million, or $0.66 per diluted share. Year-to-date 2019 net income allocable to common stockholders was $15.6 million, or $0.98 per diluted share.

“I am pleased with our core earnings results in the third quarter, and two consecutive quarters of delivering growth in earnings per share to our stockholders,” said Brad Elliott, Chairman and CEO of Equity. “Our Company’s focus in reducing expenses, streamlining operations, and effectively evaluating our processes has helped us become more efficient as a four-state, 52-location bank, with positive results to stockholders.”

“Our initiatives in building our full-service banking platform have resulted in additional signature deposit customers in our regions, including key business and treasury management relationships, resulting in noninterest income growth and expansion for our Company,” said Mr. Elliott. “Our teams throughout our regions, including operations, customer service, credit administration and quality care, will continue to prioritize innovation within our products and services, efficient and effective delivery to our markets and to maintain our focus on high credit standards.”

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 third quarter of 2019 was $13.2 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, compared to net income before taxes of $13.3 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, for the same time period in 2018. Net income before taxes, adjusted to exclude merger expense, was $13.2 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to net income before taxes, adjusted to exclude merger expense of $14.0 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018.

  • Stated diluted income per share in the third quarter of 2019 was $0.66. There were no merger expenses in the third quarter of 2019. Stated diluted income per share for the first nine months of 2019 was $0.98. Merger expenses, adjusted for estimated income tax, were $694 thousand in the first nine months of 2019, or $0.04 per diluted share.

  • During the third quarter, the reserve ratio of the Deposit Insurance Fund reached 1.40% resulting in the application of a credit to our quarterly assessments paid to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Application of the credit reduced expense during the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 by $505 thousand ($398 thousand after tax), a benefit of $0.03 per diluted share after tax.

  • 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 September 30, 2019, a total of 421,016 shares have been repurchased under this authorization at an average price of $25.81, including 143,210 shares during the third quarter at an average price of $25.55 per share.

Equity’s Balance Sheet Highlights:

  • Total loans held for investment of $2.60 billion at September 30, 2019, as compared to total loans held for investment of $2.58 billion at December 31, 2018. The increase of $25.5 million includes growth of $19.0 million, or 0.7%, and $6.5 million of loans added in the MidFirst acquisition.

  • Total deposits were $3.11 billion at September 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 $2.18 billion at September 30, 2019, compared to $2.12 billion at December 31, 2018. Organic signature deposit growth was 0.7% for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. In addition, the MidFirst acquisition added total deposits of $98.5 million.

  • Total assets of $4.07 billion at September 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 $30.25 at September 30, 2019 and $28.87 at December 31, 2018. Tangible book value per common share of $19.99 at September 30, 2019 and $19.08 at December 31, 2018.

Financial Results for Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $15.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $25.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, a decrease of $10.3 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 $0.98 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $1.66 for the comparable period of 2018. Weighted average fully diluted shares were 15,896,605 and 15,578,017 for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018.

Net interest income was $93.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $91.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of $2.0 million, or a 2.2% increase. The additional net interest income was primarily the result of interest-earning assets growing at a faster rate than interest-bearing liabilities due to increases in non-interest bearing deposits and capital.

Our net interest margin was 3.44% for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to 3.86% for the nine months ended September 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 a large credit relationship to nonaccrual during the first quarter of 2019.

The provision for loan losses was $17.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $3.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 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 net of $10.2 million on this credit relationship during the first nine months of 2019. Net charge-offs for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, were $697 thousand, exclusive of the net charge offs related to the previously mentioned credit relationship, as compared to net charge-offs of $699 thousand for the comparable period in 2018.

Total non-interest income was $18.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $14.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The variance is largely attributable to increases in debit card income, service charges and fees, mortgage banking income and an increase in swap fees. Non-interest income includes the increase in value of bank-owned life insurance of $1.5 million and $1.7 million for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018.

Total non-interest expense was $74.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $69.2 million for the nine months ended September 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 nine months ended September 30, 2019. Merger expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, totaled $6.5 million ($5.0 million after tax).

Equity’s effective tax rate for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2019 was 21.0% as compared to 22.2% for the nine-month period ended September 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.

Financial Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2019

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $10.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to net income allocable to common stockholders of $10.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of $84 thousand.

Diluted earnings per share were $0.66 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.64 for the comparable period in 2018. Weighted average fully diluted shares were 15,708,038 and 16,136,607 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018.

Net interest income was $31.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $32.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, a $1.2 million, or 3.8%, decrease. The decrease in net interest income was primarily driven by an increase in deposit rates and an overall increase in the average cost of funds, partially offset by an increase in the average volume of loans.

The net interest margin was 3.42% for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to 3.76% for the three months ended September 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 higher 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.

The provision for loan losses was $679 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $1.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. For the three months ended September 30, 2019, we had net charge-offs of $581 thousand, of which $390 thousand was related to the credit relationship for which we provisioned $14.5 million during the first quarter of 2019, as compared to net charge-offs of $364 thousand for the same period in 2018.

Total non-interest income for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $6.6 million, compared to $5.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. This increase was largely due to increases in debit card income, service charges and fees and an increase in mortgage banking. 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 $507 thousand and $521 thousand for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018.

Total non-interest expense was $24.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared to $23.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. The increase in non-interest expense is due largely to increases in salaries and employee benefits, professional fees and data processing, partially offset by decreases in merger expenses, FDIC insurance expense and loan expense. 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 does not include any merger expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2019. Merger expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2018, totaled $757 thousand ($581 thousand after tax). During the third quarter of 2019, Equity received a credit of $505 thousand that reduced the quarterly assessments paid to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Equity’s effective tax rate for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 was 21.1% as compared to 22.1% for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Loans, Deposits and Total Assets

Loans held for investment were $2.60 billion at September 30, 2019, as compared to $2.58 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $25.5 million. The increase in loans held for investment includes $6.5 million of net loans acquired in the February 2019 MidFirst acquisition plus $19.0 million of additional loan growth.

As of September 30, 2019, Equity’s allowance for loan losses to total loans was 0.69%, as compared to 0.44% at December 31, 2018. Total reserves, including purchase discounts, to total loans were approximately 1.14% as of September 30, 2019, as compared to 1.02% at December 31, 2018. Nonperforming assets of $57.1 million as of September 30, 2019, were 1.40% of total assets. Nonperforming assets at December 31, 2018, were $39.6 million or 0.98% of total assets.

Total deposits were $3.11 billion at September 30, 2019, as compared to $3.12 billion at December 31, 2018. Total deposits decreased $16.5 million between December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019. This decrease included a $128.9 million decrease in organic time deposits and a $28.3 million decrease in organic demand deposits, partially offset by $98.5 million assumed in the MidFirst acquisition and a $42.1 million increase in organic savings, NOW and money market deposits. Signature deposits were $2.18 billion at September 30, 2019, as compared to $2.12 billion at December 31, 2018.

At September 30, 2019, Equity had consolidated total assets of $4.07 billion, as compared to $4.06 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $12.9 million. The increase in total assets includes $98.6 million of total assets acquired in the MidFirst acquisition.

Borrowings and Capital

At September 30, 2019, borrowings totaled $480.0 million, as compared to $464.7 million at December 31, 2018. The increase in borrowings was principally due to a $25.2 million increase in Federal Home Loan Bank advances, partially offset by a $9.4 million reduction in federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements.

At September 30, 2019, common stockholders’ equity totaled $467.1 million, $30.25 per common share, compared to $455.9 million, $28.87 per common share, at December 31, 2018. Tangible common equity was $308.7 million and tangible book value per common share was $19.99 at September 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 and third quarters of 2019, the company repurchased a total of 421,016 shares of our Class A Voting Common Stock at a total cost of $10.9 million, or $25.81 per share. The ratio of common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 11.05% and the total capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 12.19% at September 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 third quarter 2019 results on Tuesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 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. 6064137.

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 October 29, 2019, accessible at (855) 859-2056 with conference ID no. 6064137 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

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

Statement of Income Data

Net interest income

$

31,526

$

31,288

$

30,639

$

33,336

$

32,755

Provision for loan losses

679

974

15,646

750

1,291

Net gains (losses) from securities transactions

4

7

6

5

(4

)

Other non-interest income

6,568

6,444

5,318

5,444

5,437

Total non-interest income

6,572

6,451

5,324

5,449

5,433

Merger expense

276

639

938

757

Other non-interest expense

24,223

24,747

24,904

24,200

22,890

Total non-interest expense

24,223

25,023

25,543

25,138

23,647

Income (loss) before income taxes

13,196

11,742

(5,226

)

12,897

13,250

Provision for income taxes (benefits)

2,790

2,510

(1,153

)

2,972

2,928

Net income (loss)

10,406

9,232

(4,073

)

9,925

10,322

Net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders

10,406

9,232

(4,073

)

9,925

10,322

Basic earnings (loss) per share

0.67

0.59

(0.26

)

0.63

0.65

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

0.66

0.58

(0.26

)

0.62

0.64

Balance Sheet Data (at period end)

Available-for-sale securities

$

152,680

$

161,082

$

166,355

$

168,875

$

172,388

Held-to-maturity securities

764,163

766,950

749,493

748,356

713,899

Gross loans held for investment

2,600,924

2,679,985

2,618,986

2,575,408

2,598,729

Allowance for loan losses

17,875

17,777

26,340

11,454

11,010

Intangible assets, net

158,350

159,147

159,944

154,665

155,430

Total assets

4,074,663

4,180,074

4,065,354

4,061,716

3,931,036

Total deposits

3,106,929

3,185,893

3,260,870

3,123,447

2,821,246

Non-time deposits

2,177,820

2,192,534

2,220,110

2,115,541

1,969,715

Borrowings

480,000

515,582

331,221

464,676

652,755

Total liabilities

3,607,613

3,721,668

3,611,891

3,605,775

3,487,799

Total stockholders’ equity

467,050

458,406

453,463

455,941

443,237

Tangible common equity*

308,700

299,259

293,519

301,276

287,807

Selected Average Balance Sheet Data (quarterly average)

Investment securities

$

926,839

$

924,914

$

918,804

$

893,642

$

860,940

Total gross loans receivable

2,646,454

2,655,256

2,560,030

2,590,610

2,516,833

Interest-earnings assets

3,657,970

3,665,618

3,560,815

3,578,487

3,457,871

Total assets

4,030,606

4,025,764

3,926,359

3,935,722

3,804,114

Interest-bearing deposits

2,673,007

2,726,443

2,709,596

2,501,227

2,251,937

Borrowings

390,562

347,103

269,492

480,417

642,575

Total interest-bearing liabilities

3,063,569

3,073,546

2,979,088

2,981,644

2,894,512

Total deposits

3,152,785

3,200,624

3,178,164

2,991,657

2,709,741

Total liabilities

3,567,354

3,568,661

3,466,646

3,486,272

3,364,343

Total stockholders' equity

463,252

457,103

459,713

449,450

439,771

Tangible common equity*

304,492

297,541

302,398

294,506

289,515

Performance ratios

Return on average assets (ROAA) annualized

1.02

%

0.92

%

(0.42

)%

1.00

%

1.08

%

Return on average equity (ROAE) annualized

8.91

%

8.10

%

(3.59

)%

8.76

%

9.31

%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized*

14.38

%

13.29

%

(4.62

)%

14.17

%

14.91

%

Yield on loans annualized

5.70

%

5.74

%

5.79

%

5.91

%

5.73

%

Cost of interest-bearing deposits annualized

1.56

%

1.64

%

1.61

%

1.45

%

1.15

%

Cost of total deposits annualized

1.32

%

1.40

%

1.37

%

1.21

%

0.95

%

Net interest margin annualized

3.42

%

3.42

%

3.49

%

3.70

%

3.76

%

Efficiency ratio*

63.59

%

65.59

%

69.26

%

62.40

%

59.93

%

Non-interest income / average assets

0.65

%

0.64

%

0.55

%

0.55

%

0.57

%

Non-interest expense / average assets

2.38

%

2.49

%

2.64

%

2.53

%

2.47

%

Capital Ratios

Tier 1 Leverage Ratio

8.48

%

8.26

%

8.37

%

8.60

%

8.60

%

Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio

11.05

%

10.46

%

10.46

%

10.95

%

10.49

%

Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio

11.56

%

10.95

%

10.96

%

11.45

%

10.99

%

Total Risk Based Capital Ratio

12.19

%

11.56

%

11.87

%

11.86

%

11.37

%

Total stockholders' equity to total assets

11.46

%

10.97

%

11.15

%

11.23

%

11.28

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets*

7.88

%

7.44

%

7.52

%

7.71

%

7.62

%

Book value per common share

$

30.25

$

29.45

$

28.66

$

28.87

$

28.07

Tangible book value per common share*

$

19.99

$

19.23

$

18.55

$

19.08

$

18.22

Tangible book value per diluted common share*

$

19.73

$

18.99

$

18.30

$

18.73

$

17.86

* 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)

For the nine months ended

For the nine months ended

September 30, 2019

September 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)

$

2,620,897

$

112,611

5.74

%

$

2,320,402

$

98,484

5.67

%

Total securities

923,548

17,867

2.59

%

776,271

15,672

2.70

%

Federal funds sold and other

84,045

2,037

3.24

%

72,102

1,820

3.38

%

Total interest-earning assets

3,628,490

132,515

4.88

%

3,168,775

115,976

4.89

%

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

1,705,612

16,914

1.33

%

1,359,657

8,155

0.80

%

Certificates of deposit

997,270

15,467

2.07

%

789,133

8,411

1.43

%

Total interest-bearing deposits

2,702,882

32,381

1.60

%

2,148,790

16,566

1.03

%

FHLB advances & LOC

266,118

5,103

2.56

%

442,370

6,548

1.98

%

Other borrowings

70,044

1,578

3.01

%

67,644

1,400

2.77

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

3,039,044

39,062

1.72

%

2,658,804

24,514

1.23

%

Net interest income

$

93,453

$

91,462

Interest rate spread

3.16

%

3.66

%

Net interest margin (2)

3.44

%

3.86

%

(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 nine months ended

September 30, 2019 vs. 2018

Total Increase/(Decrease)

Volume Variance (1)

Yield/Rate Variance
(1)

Total Variance

Interest-earning assets

Loans

$

12,897

$

1,230

$

14,127

Total securities

2,835

(640

)

2,195

Federal funds sold and other

292

(75

)

217

Total interest-earning assets

16,024

515

16,539

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

2,485

6,274

8,759

Certificates of deposit

2,589

4,467

7,056

Total interest-bearing deposits

5,074

10,741

15,815

FHLB advances & LOC

(3,052

)

1,607

(1,445

)

Other borrowings

43

135

178

Total interest-bearing liabilities

2,065

12,483

14,548

Net interest income

$

13,959

$

(11,968

)

$

1,991

(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)

For the three months ended

For the three months ended

September 30, 2019

September 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)

$

2,646,454

$

38,051

5.70

%

$

2,516,833

$

36,335

5.73

%

Total securities

926,839

5,718

2.45

%

860,940

5,933

2.73

%

Federal funds sold and other

84,677

780

3.66

%

80,098

754

3.74

%

Total interest-earning assets

3,657,970

44,549

4.83

%

3,457,871

43,022

4.94

%

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

1,707,459

5,389

1.25

%

1,438,616

3,342

0.92

%

Certificates of deposit

965,548

5,118

2.10

%

813,321

3,168

1.55

%

Total interest-bearing deposits

2,673,007

10,507

1.56

%

2,251,937

6,510

1.15

%

FHLB advances & LOC

320,528

1,957

2.42

%

565,715

3,155

2.21

%

Other borrowings

70,034

559

3.16

%

76,860

602

3.11

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

3,063,569

13,023

1.69

%

2,894,512

10,267

1.41

%

Net interest income

$

31,526

$

32,755

Interest rate spread

3.14

%

3.53

%

Net interest margin (2)

3.42

%

3.76

%

(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

September 30, 2019 vs. 2018

Total Increase/(Decrease)

Volume Variance (1)

Yield/Rate Variance
(1)

Total Variance

Interest-earning assets

Loans

$

1,864

$

(148

)

$

1,716

Total securities

421

(636

)

(215

)

Federal funds sold and other

42

(16

)

26

Total interest-earning assets

2,327

(800

)

1,527

Interest-bearing liabilities

Total interest-bearing demand and savings

726

1,321

2,047

Certificates of deposit

666

1,284

1,950

Total interest-bearing deposits

1,392

2,605

3,997

FHLB advances & LOC

(1,474

)

276

(1,198

)

Other borrowings

(73

)

30

(43

)

Total interest-bearing liabilities

(155

)

2,911

2,756

Net interest income

$

2,482

$

(3,711

)

$

(1,229

)

(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)

September 30,

December 31,

2019

2018

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

167,895

$

192,735

Federal funds sold

158

83

Cash and cash equivalents

168,053

192,818

Interest-bearing time deposits in other banks

3,497

4,991

Available-for-sale securities

152,680

168,875

Held-to-maturity securities, fair value of $778,966 and $739,989

764,163

748,356

Loans held for sale

8,784

2,972

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $17,875 and $11,454

2,583,049

2,563,954

Other real estate owned, net

5,944

6,372

Premises and equipment, net

84,481

80,442

Bank-owned life insurance

74,599

73,105

Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank stock

31,710

29,214

Interest receivable

16,994

17,372

Goodwill

136,432

131,712

Core deposit intangibles, net

20,727

21,725

Other

23,550

19,808

Total assets

$

4,074,663

$

4,061,716

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Deposits

Demand

$

488,214

$

503,831

Total non-interest-bearing deposits

488,214

503,831

Savings, NOW and money market

1,689,606

1,611,710

Time

929,109

1,007,906

Total interest-bearing deposits

2,618,715

2,619,616

Total deposits

3,106,929

3,123,447

Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements

40,652

50,068

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

410,093

384,898

Bank stock loan

14,770

15,450

Subordinated debentures

14,485

14,260

Contractual obligations

3,744

3,965

Interest payable and other liabilities

16,940

13,687

Total liabilities

3,607,613

3,605,775

Commitments and contingent liabilities

Stockholders’ equity

Common stock

174

173

Additional paid-in capital

382,155

379,085

Retained earnings

115,743

101,326

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(423

)

(4,867

)

Employee stock loans

(77

)

(121

)

Treasury stock

(30,522

)

(19,655

)

Total stockholders’ equity

467,050

455,941

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

4,074,663

$

4,061,716

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

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Interest and dividend income

Loans, including fees

$

38,051

$

36,335

$

112,611

$

98,484

Securities, taxable

4,673

4,836

14,724

12,671

Securities, nontaxable

1,045

1,097

3,143

3,001

Federal funds sold and other

780

754

2,037

1,820

Total interest and dividend income

44,549

43,022

132,515

115,976

Interest expense

Deposits

10,507

6,510

32,381

16,566

Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements

50

30

116

77

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

1,957

3,155

5,103

6,548

Bank stock loan

198

265

507

448

Subordinated debentures

311

307

955

875

Total interest expense

13,023

10,267

39,062

24,514

Net interest income

31,526

32,755

93,453

91,462

Provision for loan losses

679

1,291

17,299

3,211

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

30,847

31,464

76,154

88,251

Non-interest income

Service charges and fees

2,268

1,912

6,431

5,221

Debit card income

2,205

1,667

6,129

4,442

Mortgage banking

820

392

1,699

1,017

Increase in value of bank-owned life insurance

506

521

1,493

1,681

Net gains (losses) from securities transactions

4

(4

)

17

(14

)

Other

769

945

2,578

1,929

Total non-interest income

6,572

5,433

18,347

14,276

Non-interest expense

Salaries and employee benefits

13,039

12,361

40,204

34,881

Net occupancy and equipment

2,177

2,125

6,332

5,938

Data processing

2,673

2,195

7,436

5,837

Professional fees

991

686

3,375

2,245

Advertising and business development

806

802

2,174

2,086

Telecommunications

523

451

1,593

1,252

FDIC insurance

111

457

1,119

1,211

Courier and postage

352

321

1,020

879

Free nationwide ATM cost

459

364

1,240

986

Amortization of core deposit intangibles

784

694

2,348

1,703

Loan expense

165

319

608

810

Other real estate owned

(88

)

355

326

(48

)

Merger expenses

757

915

6,524

Other

2,231

1,760

6,099

4,945

Total non-interest expense

24,223

23,647

74,789

69,249

Income before income tax

13,196

13,250

19,712

33,278

Provision for income taxes

2,790

2,928

4,147

7,378

Net income and net income allocable to common stockholders

$

10,406

$

10,322

$

15,565

$

25,900

Basic earnings per share

$

0.67

$

0.65

$

0.99

$

1.70

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.66

$

0.64

$

0.98

$

1.66

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

As of and for the three months ended

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

Total stockholders' equity

$

467,050

$

458,406

$

453,463

$

455,941

$

443,237

Less: goodwill

136,432

136,432

136,432

131,712

131,723

Less: core deposit intangibles, net

20,727

21,512

22,296

21,725

22,466

Less: mortgage servicing asset, net

7

8

10

11

13

Less: naming rights, net

1,184

1,195

1,206

1,217

1,228

Tangible common equity

$

308,700

$

299,259

$

293,519

$

301,276

$

287,807

Common shares issued at period end

15,440,334

15,563,873

15,820,303

15,793,095

15,792,695

RSU shares vested

108

Common shares outstanding at period end

15,440,334

15,563,873

15,820,411

15,793,095

15,792,695

Diluted common shares outstanding at period end

15,647,456

15,758,747

16,036,700

16,085,729

16,118,067

Book value per common share

$

30.25

$

29.45

$

28.66

$

28.87

$

28.07

Tangible book value per common share

$

19.99

$

19.23

$

18.55

$

19.08

$

18.22

Tangible book value per diluted common share

$

19.73

$

18.99

$

18.30

$

18.73

$

17.86

Total assets

$

4,074,663

$

4,180,074

$

4,065,354

$

4,061,716

$

3,931,036

Less: goodwill

136,432

136,432

136,432

131,712

131,723

Less: core deposit intangibles, net

20,727

21,512

22,296

21,725

22,466

Less: mortgage servicing asset, net

7

8

10

11

13

Less: naming rights, net

1,184

1,195

1,206

1,217

1,228

Tangible assets

$

3,916,313

$

4,020,927

$

3,905,410

$

3,907,051

$

3,775,606

Total stockholders' equity to total assets

11.46

%

10.97

%

11.15

%

11.23

%

11.28

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

7.88

%

7.44

%

7.52

%

7.71

%

7.62

%

Total average stockholders' equity

$

463,252

$

457,103

$

459,713

$

449,450

$

439,771

Less: average intangible assets

158,760

159,562

157,315

154,944

150,256

Average tangible common equity

$

304,492

$

297,541

$

302,398

$

294,506

$

289,515

Net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders

$

10,406

$

9,232

$

(4,073

)

$

9,925

$

10,322

Amortization of intangible assets

797

797

791

752

707

Less: tax effect of intangible assets amortization

167

167

166

158

148

Adjusted net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders

$

11,036

$

9,862

$

(3,448

)

$

10,519

$

10,881

Return on total average stockholders' equity (ROAE) annualized

8.91

%

8.10

%

(3.59

)%

8.76

%

9.31

%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized

14.38

%

13.29

%

(4.62

)%

14.17

%

14.91

%

Non-interest expense

$

24,223

$

25,023

$

25,543

$

25,138

$

23,647

Less: merger expenses

276

639

938

757

Non-interest expense, excluding merger expenses

$

24,223

$

24,747

$

24,904

$

24,200

$

22,890

Net interest income

$

31,526

$

31,288

$

30,639

$

33,336

$

32,755

Non-interest income

6,572

6,451

5,324

5,449

5,433

Less: net gains (losses) from securities transactions

4

7

6

5

(4

)

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

$

6,568

$

6,444

$

5,318

$

5,444

$

5,437

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

$

38,094

$

37,732

$

35,957

$

38,780

$

38,192

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

63.58

%

66.31

%

71.03

%

64.81

%

61.92

%

Efficiency ratio

63.59

%

65.59

%

69.26

%

62.40

%

59.93

%