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FirstSun Capital Bancorp Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

·17 min read

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights:

  • Completed previously announced merger with Pioneer Bancshares, Inc. ("Pioneer"), acquiring loans of $0.8 billion, total assets of $1.5 billion, and total deposits of $1.2 billion net of purchase accounting adjustments

  • Net income of $0.4 million, $0.02 per diluted share (excluding merger costs, $17.2 million, $0.68 per diluted share, see the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations" below)

  • Return on average assets of 0.02% (excluding merger costs, 0.96%, see the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations" below)

  • Return on average equity of 0.22% (excluding merger costs, 8.88%, see the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations" below)

  • Organic loan growth, which excludes acquired Pioneer loans, 24.2% annualized

  • 27.6% fee revenue to total revenue mix

  • Increase in net interest margin of 48 basis points to 3.56%

DENVER, July 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FirstSun Capital Bancorp ("FirstSun") reported net income of $0.4 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to net income of $7.7 million in the prior quarter and $11.3 million in the second quarter of 2021. Earnings per diluted share was $0.02 for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $0.41 in the prior quarter and $0.60 in the second quarter of 2021. Earnings for the second quarter of 2022 were impacted by the completion of our previously announced merger with Pioneer and the $16.8 million in merger costs, net of tax or $0.66 per diluted share.

Neal Arnold, FirstSun’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased with our continued progress this quarter, including organic loan growth and our growth in core returns, which excludes merger related expenses. The macro rate environment continues to impact our overall mortgage banking trends; however, we believe the strength of our diversified revenue mix will continue to position us well moving forward. Our loan portfolio continues to perform well and we remain focused on our credit quality. We expanded our business with the April 1st closing of the Pioneer merger and look forward to introducing all of our products and services to our new customers. We are actively working on the full integration of the Pioneer business following our successful completion of the system conversion during the second quarter. Our Southwest markets have exhibited strong economic growth and we look forward to our future growth across each of our markets."

Second Quarter 2022 Results

Net income totaled $0.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, during the second quarter of 2022, compared to $7.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, during the prior quarter. Net income in the second quarter of 2022 included $16.8 million in merger costs, net of tax. The return on average assets was 0.02% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to 0.54% in the prior quarter and 0.82% in the second quarter of 2021, and the return on average equity was 0.22% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to 5.85% in the prior quarter and 8.82% in the second quarter of 2021. The negative impact in the second quarter of 2022 of merger costs to return on average assets was 0.94% and to return on average equity was 8.66%.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income totaled $58.6 million during the second quarter of 2022, an increase of $17.3 million compared to the prior quarter. Our net interest margin increased 48 basis points to 3.56% compared to the prior quarter. Results in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter, were driven by an increase of 52 basis points in yield on earning assets, and an increase of four basis points in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities, primarily due to the rising interest rate environment. Driven primarily by the completion of the Pioneer merger, average loans grew by $1.1 billion, and average investment securities grew $68.8 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter. Total loan yield including loans held-for-sale increased by 39 basis points in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter, primarily due to the rising interest rate environment, and to a lesser extent, the impact of the accretion of net loan discounts related to our Pioneer merger. Investment securities yield increased by 49 basis points in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter, primarily due to higher yielding acquired securities from the Pioneer merger and the slowing prepayment speeds on the existing portfolio. Our total cost of deposits increased by two basis points to 0.21% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter.

Asset Quality and Provision for Loan Losses

The provision for loan losses totaled $5.0 million during the second quarter of 2022, an increase of $1.3 million compared to the prior quarter. During the second quarter of 2022, $2.9 million of the provision for loan losses was related to certain non-impaired acquired loans marked at a premium valuation upon the closing of the Pioneer merger. The premium valuation on certain of the acquired loans was due to higher contractual interest rates compared to market interest rates upon closing of the Pioneer merger. In total, we realized a net discount valuation on the entire acquired portfolio. Due to the premium on certain of the loans, a provision for loan losses was required; however, it was not due to credit deterioration since closing of the Pioneer merger. Net recoveries during the second quarter of 2022 were $0.6 million, or a ratio of net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans of (0.04)% annualized, compared to net charge-offs of $0.7 million, or a ratio of net charge-offs to average loans of 0.07% annualized, in the prior quarter. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.04% at June 30, 2022, compared to 1.17% at March 31, 2022. The decrease in the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans relates to the acquired Pioneer loans. The ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets was 0.62% at June 30, 2022, compared to 0.64% at March 31, 2022, and 0.94% at June 30, 2021.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income totaled $22.3 million during the second quarter of 2022, a decrease of $1.4 million from the prior quarter. Mortgage banking income decreased $2.9 million during the second quarter of 2022 from the prior quarter, primarily due to lesser sold volume and associated loan sale gains and a decline in the rate lock pipeline valuation in a rising interest rate environment. Total originations of mortgage loans held-for-sale decreased by $19.0 million, or 5.9%, in the second quarter of 2022 from the prior quarter. Noninterest income as a percentage of total revenue totaled 27.6% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to 36.5% in the prior quarter.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense totaled $75.7 million during the second quarter of 2022, an increase of $23.2 million from the prior quarter, primarily driven by the Pioneer merger and the merger related expenses. Noninterest expenses for the second quarter of 2022 included $18.4 million in merger related expenses compared to $0.3 million in the prior quarter.

Tax Rate

The effective tax rate was (96.3)% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to 13.0% in the prior quarter. The effective tax rate was not meaningful due to the breakeven nature of income before income taxes in the second quarter of 2022.

Loans

Total loans were $5.4 billion at June 30, 2022, compared to $4.3 billion at March 31, 2022, an increase of $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2022, or 99.5% on an annualized basis. Total loans, excluding impact from acquired Pioneer loans, increased $261.6 million in the second quarter of 2022, or 24.2% on an annualized basis from the prior quarter, resulting primarily from growth in commercial and industrial and residential real estate balances. See the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations" below.

Deposits

Average deposits increased $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2022, or 92.9% on an annualized basis to $5.9 billion, compared to the prior quarter. Average deposits, excluding impact from acquired Pioneer deposits, decreased $58.6 million in the second quarter of 2022, or (4.8)% on an annualized basis, compared to the prior quarter. See the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations" below. Noninterest-bearing deposit accounts represented 32.7% of total deposits at June 30, 2022 and the loan-to-deposit ratio was 90.8% at June 30, 2022.

Capital

Capital ratios remain strong and above "well-capitalized" thresholds. As of June 30, 2022, our common equity tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 9.59%, total risk-based capital ratio was 11.60% and tier 1 leverage ratio was 8.89%. Book value per common share was $30.34 at June 30, 2022, an increase of $2.24 from March 31, 2022. Tangible book value per common share, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $24.76 at June 30, 2022, a decrease of $1.11 from March 31, 2022. The decline in the tangible book value per common share at June 30, 2022 relates to the increases in our intangible assets as a result of the Pioneer merger, and the impact of the decline in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net, for unrealized losses in our available-for-sale securities portfolio resulting from the rising interest rate environment.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains financial information and performance measures determined by methods other than in accordance with principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). FirstSun management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in their analysis of FirstSun’s performance and the efficiency of its operations. Management believes these non-GAAP measures provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations, enhance comparability of results with prior periods and demonstrate the effects of significant items in the current period. FirstSun believes a meaningful analysis of its financial performance requires an understanding of the factors underlying that performance. FirstSun management believes investors may find these non-GAAP financial measures useful. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Below is a listing of the types of non-GAAP measures used in this press release:

  • Tangible stockholders’ equity

  • Tangible assets

  • Tangible stockholders’ equity to tangible assets

  • Tangible book value per common share

  • Net income excluding merger costs

  • Return on average total assets excluding merger costs

  • Return on average stockholders’ equity excluding merger costs

  • Efficiency ratio excluding merger related expenses

  • Diluted earnings per share excluding merger related costs

  • Fully tax equivalent (FTE) net interest income and net interest margin on FTE basis

  • Total loan growth, excluding Pioneer acquired loans, annualized

  • Total average deposit growth, excluding Pioneer acquired deposits, annualized

See the tables within the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations" section for a reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP equivalent.

About FirstSun Capital Bancorp

FirstSun Capital Bancorp, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the financial holding company for Sunflower Bank, N.A., which operates as Sunflower Bank, First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage. Sunflower Bank provides a full range of relationship-focused services to meet personal, business and wealth management financial objectives, with a branch network in five states and mortgage capabilities in 43 states. FirstSun had total consolidated assets of $7.1 billion as of June 30, 2022. On April 1, 2022, we completed our merger with Pioneer Bancshares, Inc.

First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A. To learn more, visit ir.firstsuncb.com, SunflowerBank.com, FirstNational1870.com or GuardianMortgageOnline.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the financial condition, results of operations, business plans and the future performance of FirstSun. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "focused," "forecasts," "intends," "plans," "projects," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "look forward" and other similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but instead represent management’s expectations and assumptions regarding FirstSun’s business, the economy and other future conditions. Such statements involve inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As such, FirstSun’s actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by forward-looking statements. While there can be no assurance that any list of risks and uncertainties or risk factors is complete, important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the following:

  • the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the merger with Pioneer, which closed on April 1, 2022, including anticipated cost savings and strategic gains, are not realized when expected or at all, including as a result of the impact of, or problems arising from, the integration of the two companies or as a result of the strength of the economy, competitive factors in the areas where FirstSun does business or as a result of other unexpected factors or events;

  • the COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing effects on the economic and business environments in which we operate;

  • potential fluctuations or unanticipated changes in the interest rate environment, including interest rate changes made by the Federal Reserve, the discontinuation of LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark, and cash flow reassessments, may reduce net interest margin and/or the volumes and values of loans made or held as well as the value of other financial assets;

  • the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth;

  • the inability to efficiently manage operating expenses;

  • the impact of competition with other financial institutions, including pricing pressures and the resulting impact on FirstSun’s results, including as a result of compression to net interest margin;

  • deterioration in the financial condition of borrowers resulting in significant increases in loan losses and provisions for those losses;

  • changes in loan underwriting, credit review or loss reserve policies associated with economic conditions, examination conclusions, or regulatory developments;

  • adverse changes in asset quality and credit risk; and

  • the potential effects of events beyond our control that may have a destabilizing effect on financial markets and the economy, such as epidemics and pandemics, war or terrorist activities, disruptions in our customers’ supply chains, disruptions in transportation, essential utility outages or trade disputes and related tariffs.

Further information regarding additional factors which could affect the forward-looking statements contained in this press release can be found in the cautionary language included under the headings "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in FirstSun’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and other documents subsequently filed by FirstSun with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, FirstSun undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements.

Summary Data:

As of and for the quarter ended

As of and for the six months ended

($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

June 30,
2022

March 31,
2022

June 30,
2021

June 30,
2022

June 30,
2021

Net interest income

$

58,585

$

41,285

$

36,400

$

99,870

$

74,817

Provision for (benefit from) loan losses

5,000

3,700

(1,400

)

8,700

(1,750

)

Noninterest income

22,302

23,693

32,283

45,995

66,164

Noninterest expense

75,668

52,467

56,624

128,135

111,804

Income before income taxes

219

8,811

13,459

9,030

30,927

Provision for income taxes

(211

)

1,142

2,178

931

5,308

Net income

430

7,669

11,281

8,099

25,619

Net income, excluding merger costs (1)

17,208

7,922

12,349

25,130

26,687

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.02

$

0.41

$

0.60

$

0.36

$

1.37

Diluted earnings per share, excluding merger costs (1)

$

0.68

$

0.42

$

0.66

$

1.13

$

1.43

Return on average assets

0.02

%

0.54

%

0.82

%

0.25

%

0.97

%

Return on average assets, excluding merger costs (1)

0.96

%

0.56

%

0.90

%

0.78

%

1.01

%

Return on average equity

0.22

%

5.85

%

8.82

%

2.49

%

10.12

%

Return on average equity, excluding merger costs (1)

8.88

%

6.04

%

9.65

%

7.73

%

10.54

%

Net interest margin

3.56

%

3.08

%

2.81

%

3.34

%

3.00

%

Net interest margin (FTE basis) (1)

3.64

%

3.17

%

2.93

%

3.43

%

3.13

%

Efficiency ratio

93.55

%

80.75

%

82.44

%

87.84

%

79.30

%

Efficiency ratio, excluding merger related expenses (1)

70.74

%

80.28

%

80.58

%

74.99

%

78.40

%

Fee revenue to total revenue

27.57

%

36.46

%

47.00

%

31.53

%

46.93

%

Total assets

$

7,087,184

$

5,733,748

$

5,563,076

$

7,087,184

$

5,563,076

Total loans held-for-sale

61,253

57,700

136,999

61,253

136,999

Total loans held-for-investment

5,387,928

4,315,031

3,794,355

5,387,928

3,794,355

Total deposits

5,933,022

4,946,482

4,748,698

5,933,022

4,748,698

Total stockholders' equity

754,034

515,541

510,582

754,034

510,582

Period end loan-to-deposit ratio

90.81

%

87.23

%

79.90

%

90.81

%

79.90

%

Book value per common share

$

30.34

$

28.10

$

27.87

30.34

27.87

Tangible book value per common share (1)

$

24.76

$

25.87

$

25.57

24.76

25.57

_______________________________
1 Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. See the tables within the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations" section for a reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP equivalent.
2 Loans are inclusive of loans held-for-sale and loans held-for-investment.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited):

As of and for the quarter ended

As of and for the six months ended

($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

June 30,
2022

March 31,
2022

June 30,
2021

June 30,
2022

June 30,
2021

Total interest income

$

63,228

$

44,661

$

40,069

$

107,889

$

82,515

Total interest expense

4,643

3,376

3,669

8,019

7,698

Net interest income

58,585

41,285

36,400

99,870

74,817

Provision for (benefit from) loan losses

5,000

3,700

(1,400

)

8,700

(1,750

)

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

53,585

37,585

37,800

91,170

76,567

Noninterest income:

Service charges on deposits

4,379

3,925

2,645

8,304

5,188

Credit and debit card fees

2,990

2,415

2,544

5,405

4,668

Trust and investment advisory fees

1,909

1,947

1,992

3,856

3,897

Mortgage banking income, net

11,671

14,561

22,936

26,232

47,993

Other noninterest income

1,353

845

2,166

2,198

4,418

Total noninterest income

22,302

23,693

32,283

45,995

66,164

Noninterest expense:

Salaries and benefits

35,248

34,225

38,449

69,473

77,068

Occupancy and equipment

7,753

6,833

6,527

14,586

13,224

Amortization of intangible assets

935

327

354

1,262

708

Merger related expenses

18,448

303

1,279

18,751

1,279

Other noninterest expenses

13,284

10,779

10,015

24,063

19,525

Total noninterest expense

75,668

52,467

56,624

128,135

111,804

Income before income taxes

219

8,811

13,459

9,030

30,927

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(211

)

1,142

2,178

931

5,308

Net income

$

430

$