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Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Announces Earnings for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021

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Highlights for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 (all quarterly comparisons in this document refer to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, except as noted)

  • Net income of $51.3 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, up from $41.3 million, or $0.75 per diluted share

  • Net interest income1 of $104.4 million, down from $109.5 million, with net interest margin1 of 3.51%, down from 3.63%

  • Noninterest income of $17.2 million, up from $14.1 million

  • Noninterest expense of $59.1 million, up from $57.4 million

  • Total loans of $9.01 billion, down $506.5 million, including a reduction of $132.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans

  • Average deposits of $11.27 billion, up $138.9 million

  • Allowance for credit losses ("ACL") of $296.0 million, down from $308.8 million, and a ratio of ACL to total loans of 3.28%, up from 3.24%

  • Net charge-offs of $7.8 million, or 0.34% of average total loans (annualized), down from $30.4 million and 1.22%, respectively

  • Total capital ratio of 15.1%, up from 14.3%; tier 1 capital of 13.5%, up from 12.7%; common equity tier 1 capital of 12.8%, up from 12.0%

  • Return on average common equity of 19.8%, up from 15.2%

  • The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.01 per share

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: GWB) today reported net income of $51.3 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, compared to net income of $41.3 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021.

"I am proud of our continued improvement this quarter and the laser focus and dedication of the Great Western team," said Mark Borrecco, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We strengthened our capital position posting net income of $92.6 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.68 through the first half of fiscal year 2021, along with 17.4% return on average common equity. Credit quality also showed progress with both nonaccrual and classified loans down 12.4% this fiscal year, and loans with payment deferrals dropping to $19.7 million. This improvement, along with our allowance for credit loss coverage of 3.50% excluding PPP, reinforces our conservative approach on managing underwriting and risk management of the portfolio as our markets evolve into their new normal post pandemic.

In addition, we are excited to launch our new small business platform, which will transform the small business client experience while reducing our average small business loan closing time from 22 days to 3. This enhancement, along with our investments in treasury management and the improving outlook for the agricultural loan portfolio positions Great Western well for building momentum."

Impact and Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

We remain focused on keeping our employees safe and our bank running effectively to serve our customers. Our branches have been reopened across our footprint, and we are targeting 75% employee occupancy in our offices by June, with plans for return in August involving remote work optionality and adherence to CDC guidelines in the office. For our customers, we have supported PPP, having provided $727.3 million in loans to over 4,800 customers in the first round followed by $196.0 million to over 2,500 customers in the second round. Related to PPP forgiveness, we have processed $356.5 million of loans for over 2,000 customers. Additionally, we have granted both full and partial payment deferrals to help provide relief from COVID-19, which resulted in a peak of $1.69 billion of loans on deferral as of the third quarter of fiscal year 2020. As of April 16, 2021 the balance of loans with a payment deferral was $19.7 million, or 0.24% of total loans excluding PPP, compared to $113.0 million as of January 13, 2021.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin1

Net interest income was $104.4 million for the quarter, a decrease of $5.1 million, while net interest margin was 3.51%, a 12 basis point decrease from 3.63%. Adjusted net interest income2 was $101.3 million, a decrease of $4.8 million, and adjusted net interest margin2 was 3.40%, also a 12 basis point decrease from 3.52%. Interest income was lower by $6.6 million as loan interest decreased by $7.1 million while securities and other interest income increased by $0.5 million. Loan interest reflects a $2.2 million decrease in nonaccrual interest recoveries, a $4.4 million decrease driven by lower loan volumes, and a $4.7 million decrease due to lower day count and other loan fees, all partially offset with a net $4.2 million increase in PPP interest and fee income. The decrease in interest income was partially offset by a $1.6 million decrease in interest expense driven by a $0.7 million decrease from lower time deposit volumes and a 16 basis point decrease in yield to 0.52% combined with a net $0.8 million decrease driven primarily by a 5 basis point decrease in yield of interest-bearing deposits to 0.17%.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income was $17.2 million for the quarter, an increase of $3.0 million from the prior quarter. The increase was driven by a $2.4 million increase in other derivative income from a favorable credit adjustment on derivatives and a $1.7 million improvement in FVO credit risk. These were partially offset by a $1.0 million decrease in service charges from lower overdraft activity and a seasonal decrease in crop insurance revenue.

Noninterest Expense

Total noninterest expense was $59.1 million for the quarter, an increase of $1.7 million from the prior quarter. The increase was driven by a $1.6 million increase in salaries and benefits due to annual merit increases and accrued incentives, a $0.3 million increase in data processing costs due to various software maintenance and upgrades, a $0.4 million increase in consulting costs to support strategic initiatives and a $0.3 million increase in seasonal grounds maintenance. These were partially offset by a $0.4 million decrease in other real estate owned operating costs and a $0.5 million decrease in FDIC insurance premiums.

The efficiency ratio2 was 48.4% for the quarter, compared to 46.2% for the prior quarter.

Provision for Income Taxes

Income tax expense was $14.7 million for the quarter, an increase of $3.3 million from the prior quarter, yielding an effective rate of 22.2% compared to 21.6%.

Asset Quality

The ACL, as quantified by the Company under the CECL methodology adopted October 1, 2020, was $296.0 million as of March 31, 2021, a decrease of $12.8 million from $308.8 million as of December 31, 2020. The decrease was primarily driven by the lower loan volumes and the impact from improved economic forecast assumptions. The ratio of ACL to total loans was 3.28% as of March 31, 2021, an increase from 3.24% as of December 31, 2020. Excluding PPP loans the ratio was 3.50% for the current and prior quarter.

Net charge-offs were $7.8 million, or 0.34% of average total loans (annualized) for the quarter, down $22.6 million and 88 basis points from the prior quarter, respectively. The decrease was driven primarily by $25.6 million of charge-offs that occurred in the prior quarter related to a bulk sale of hotel portfolio loans.

As a result, the provision for credit losses on loans resulted in a $5.0 million net benefit for the quarter, compared to an $11.9 million provision in the prior quarter, as the required reserves released from the decreased loan volume more than offset the net charge-offs in the period.

Included within total loans are approximately $568.9 million of loans, down from $611.6 million as of December 31, 2020, with long-term, fixed rate structures using derivatives for which management has elected the fair value accounting option. These loans are excluded from CECL and the ACL, but management has estimated that approximately $27.4 million of the fair value adjustment for these loans relates to credit risk, which is 4.82% of the fair value option loans and 0.30% of total loans, compared to approximately $27.5 million of the fair value adjustment for these loans relates to credit risk, which is 4.49% of the fair value loans and 0.29% of total loans as of December 31, 2020.

Nonaccrual loans were $284.5 million as of March 31, 2021, a decrease of $7.9 million from $292.4 million as of December 31, 2020, largely driven by two payoffs from successful workouts and no material downgrades. Classified loans, which include nonaccrual loans, were $673.9 million as of March 31, 2021, a decrease of $43.0 million from $716.9 million as of December 31, 2020, driven by a $23.0 million decrease in agriculture loans from a number of upgrades and payoffs, the sale of a $23.5 million classified hotel loan, and the upgrade of a $35.8 million agri-related relationship, all partially offset with $41.4 million in downgraded hotel loans. Total other repossessed property balances were $17.5 million for the quarter, a decrease of $0.6 million from the prior quarter.

A summary of total credit-related charges incurred during the current and comparable six month periods and current, previous and comparable quarters is presented below:

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Summary of Credit-Related Charges (Unaudited)

For the six months ended:

For the three months ended:

Item

Included within F/S Line Item(s):

March 31,
2021

March 31,
2020

March 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

March 31,
2020

(dollars in thousands)

Provision (reversal of provision) for credit losses ¹

(Reversal of) provision for credit losses ¹

$

6,899

$

79,898

$

(5,000)

$

11,899

$

71,795

Increase provision for unfunded commitments reserve ¹

Other noninterest expense ¹

644

444

Net other repossessed property charges (income)

Net (gain) loss on repossessed property and other related expenses

291

6,033

(54)

345

5,691

Net (recovery) reversal of interest income on nonaccrual loans

Interest income on loans

(3,620)

3,094

(707)

(2,913)

1,088

Net realized credit loss on derivatives

Change in fair value of FVO loans and related derivatives

210

210

Loan fair value adjustment related to credit

Change in fair value of FVO loans and related derivatives

1,437

12,657

(27)

1,464

10,523

Total credit-related charges

$

5,217

$

102,326

$

(5,788)

$

11,005

$

89,541

1 Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, increase (decrease) in unfunded commitment reserve is included in provision for credit losses.

We continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on our loan portfolio. Industries such as hotels & resorts (excluding casino hotels), casino hotels, restaurants, theaters, oil & energy, retail malls, airlines and healthcare have experienced uncharacteristic revenue loss due to COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic we have been closely monitoring the following loan segments (excluding PPP loans) given elevated industry risk from COVID-19: hotels & resorts (excluding casino hotels) with $783.7 million, or 9.3% of total loans, restaurants with $124.3 million, or 1.5% of total loans, arts and entertainment with $119.4 million, or 1.4% of total loans, senior care with $314.2 million, or 3.7% of total loans, and skilled nursing with $212.3 million, or 2.5% of total loans, for a total exposure of $1.55 billion, or 18.4% of total loans excluding PPP loans, and $205.9 million of which was classified as of March 31, 2021. Loan exposure in such other identified industries is either immaterial or has not shown general distress thus far.

Loans and Deposits

Total loans outstanding were $9.01 billion as of March 31, 2021, a decrease of $506.5 million from the prior quarter. The decrease in loans during the quarter was driven by a $132.7 million net decrease in PPP loans, paydowns of criticized loans, commercial real estate loans refinanced in the secondary market and an increase in paydowns across commercial, agriculture and consumer from property sales and excess liquidity.

Total deposits were $11.56 billion as of March 31, 2021, an increase of $190.7 million from the prior quarter, driven by a $202.4 million increase in checking and savings balances and a $59.2 million increase in other interest-bearing deposits, partially offset by a $70.9 million decrease in time deposits.

Capital

Tier 1 and total capital ratios were 13.5% and 15.1%, respectively, as of March 31, 2021, compared to 12.7% and 14.3% as of December 31, 2020. The common equity tier 1 capital ratio and tier 1 leverage ratio were 12.8% and 10.0%, respectively, as of March 31, 2021, compared to 12.0% and 9.7% as of December 31, 2020. All regulatory capital ratios remain above regulatory minimums to be considered "well capitalized."

On April 29, 2021, the Company's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.01 per common share, payable on May 28, 2021 to stockholders of record as of close of business on May 14, 2021.

Conference Call

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:30 AM (CT). The call can be accessed by dialing (855) 238-8837 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time. Please ask to be joined into the Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (GWB) call. International callers should dial (412) 542-4114. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by visiting ir.greatwesternbank.com. A replay will be available beginning one hour following the conference call and ending on May 13, 2021. To access the replay, dial (877) 344-7529 (U.S.) and use conference ID 10153589. International callers should dial (412) 317-0088 and enter the same conference ID number.

About Great Western Bancorp, Inc.

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Great Western Bank, a full-service regional bank focused on relationship-based business banking. Great Western Bank offers small and mid-sized businesses a focused suite of financial products and a range of deposit and loan products to retail customers through several channels, including the branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications and customer care centers. The bank services its customers through more than 170 branches in nine states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. To learn more about Great Western Bank visit www.greatwesternbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements about Great Western Bancorp, Inc.’s expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, predictions, forecasts, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "anticipates," "believes," "can," "could," "may," "predicts," "potential," "should," "will," "estimate," "plans," "projects," "continuing," "ongoing," "expects," "views," "intends" and similar words or phrases. In particular, the statements included in this press release concerning Great Western Bancorp, Inc.’s expected performance and strategy, strategies for managing troubled loans, the impact on the business arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the interest rate environment are not historical facts and are forward-looking. Accordingly, the forward-looking statements in this press release are only predictions and involve estimates, known and unknown risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed. All forward-looking statements are necessarily only estimates of future results, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations, and, therefore, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Any forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in the sections titled "Item 1A. Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in Great Western Bancorp, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year, Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and in other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Great Western Bancorp, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Consolidated Financial Data (Unaudited)

At and for the six months ended:

At and for the three months ended:

March 31,
2021

March 31,
2020

March 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

September 30,
2020

June 30,
2020

March 31,
2020

(dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Operating Data:

Interest income (FTE)

$

227,769

$

259,817

$

110,574

$

117,195

$

118,429

$

121,472

$

126,757

Interest expense

13,816

49,624

$

6,127

$

7,689

$

10,903

$

13,620

$

23,260

Noninterest income

31,341

15,650

$

17,193

$

14,148

$

(3,950)

$

(11,683)

$

(83)

Noninterest expense

116,552

865,383

$

59,103

$

57,449

$

74,936

$

67,049

$

808,453

Provision for credit losses ³

6,899

79,898

$

(5,000)

$

11,899

$

16,853

$

21,641

$

71,795

Net income

92,618

(697,344)

$

51,299

$

41,319

$

11,136

$

5,400

$

(740,618)

Adjusted net income ¹

$

92,618

$

72,354

$

51,299

$

41,319

$

11,136

$

5,400

$

29,080

Common shares outstanding

55,111,403

55,013,928

55,111,403

55,105,105

55,014,189

55,014,047

55,013,928

Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding

55,351,871

56,141,816

55,456,399

55,247,343

55,164,548

55,145,619

55,906,002

Earnings per common share - diluted

$

1.68

$

(12.42)

$

0.93

$

0.75

$

0.20

$

0.10

$

(13.25)

Adjusted earnings per common share - diluted ¹

$

1.68

$

1.29

$

0.93

$

0.75

$

0.20

$

0.10

$

0.52

Performance Ratios:

Net interest margin (FTE) ¹ ²

3.57

%

3.63

%

3.51

%

3.63

%

3.51

%

3.57

%

3.59

%

Adjusted net interest margin (FTE) ¹ ²

3.46

%

3.60

%

3.40

%

3.52

%

3.40

%

3.47

%

3.55

%

Return on average total assets ²

1.47

%

(10.86)

%

1.64

%

1.30

%

0.35

%

0.17

%

(23.16)

%

Return on average common equity ²

17.4

%

(72.9)

%

19.8

%

15.2

%

3.8

%

1.9

%

(155.3)

%

Return on average tangible common equity ¹ ²

17.6

%

2.8

%

20.0

%

15.3

%

3.9

%

2.0

%

(9.3)

%

Efficiency ratio ¹

47.3

%

54.1

%

48.4

%

46.2

%

72.1

%

69.4

%

63.5

%

Capital:

Tier 1 capital ratio

13.5

%

11.3

%

13.5

%

12.7

%

11.8

%

11.3

%

11.3

%

Total capital ratio

15.1

%

12.9

%

15.1

%

14.3

%

13.3

%

12.9

%

12.9

%

Tier 1 leverage ratio

10.0

%

9.2

%

10.0

%

9.7

%

9.4

%

9.3

%

9.2

%

Common equity tier 1 ratio

12.8

%

10.6

%

12.8

%

12.0

%

11.0

%

10.6

%

10.6

%

Tangible common equity / tangible assets ¹

8.4

%

9.3

%

8.4

%

8.3

%

9.2

%

8.9

%

9.3

%

Book value per share - GAAP

$

19.85

$

20.97

$

19.85

$

19.39

$

21.14

$

21.10

$

20.97

Tangible book value per share ¹

$

19.75

$

20.84

$

19.75

$

19.28

$

21.03

$

20.98

$

20.84

Asset Quality:

Nonaccrual loans

$

284,541

$

213,075

$

284,541

$

292,357

$

324,946

$

274,475

$

213,075

Other repossessed property

$

17,529

$

27,289

$

17,529

$

18,086

$

20,034

$

19,231

$

27,289

Nonaccrual loans / total loans

3.16

%

2.20

%

3.16

%

3.07

%

3.22

%

2.66

%

2.20

%

Net charge-offs (recoveries)

$

38,199

$

14,722

$

7,841

$

30,358

$

15,124

$

9,433

$

8,626

Net charge-offs (recoveries) / average total loans ²

0.80

%

0.31

%

0.34

%

1.22

%

0.59

%

0.37

%

0.36

%

Allowance for credit losses / total loans

3.28

%

1.40

%

3.28

%

3.24

%

1.49

%

1.44

%

1.40

%

Watch-rated loans (under former risk rating system) ⁴

n/a

$

420,252

n/a

n/a

$

982,841

$

477,128

$

420,252

Special mention loans ⁴

$

512,320

n/a

$

512,320

$

453,484

n/a

n/a

n/a

Criticized loans (special mention or worse) ⁴

$

1,186,174

n/a

$

1,186,174

$

1,170,432

n/a

n/a

n/a

Classified loans (substandard or worse)

$

673,854

$

629,327

$

673,854

$

716,948

$

769,515

$

702,795

$

629,327

1 This is a non-GAAP financial measure management believes is helpful to interpreting our financial results. See the tables at the end of this document for the calculation of the measure and reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure.

2 Annualized for all partial-year periods.

3 Prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and subsequent related ASUs, on October 1, 2020, this line represented the provision for loan and lease losses under the incurred model.

4 Upon implementation of the new risk rating system on October 1, 2020, the reported Watch rating was retired and new Special Mention loans and Criticized loans ratings were introduced for monitoring and reporting purposes.

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited)

At and for the six months ended:

At and for the three months ended:

March 31,
2021

March 31,
2020

March 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

September 30,
2020

June 30,
2020

March 31,
2020

(dollars in thousands)

Interest income

Loans

$

207,597

$

232,787

$

100,274

$

107,323

$

107,522

$

109,227

$

113,356

16,437

22,827

8,318

8,119

9,294

10,532

11,329

Federal funds sold and other

560

1,166

405

155

105

112

558

Total interest income

224,594

256,780

108,997

115,597

116,921

119,871

125,243

Interest expense

Deposits

10,471

40,807

4,479

5,992

7,785

10,011

18,867

FHLB advances and other borrowings

1,736

6,268

856

880

2,221

2,539

3,155

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes payable

1,609

2,549

792

817

897

1,070

1,238

Total interest expense

13,816

49,624

6,127

7,689

10,903

13,620

23,260

Net interest income

210,778

207,156

102,870

107,908

106,018

106,251

101,983

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses ¹

6,899

79,898

(5,000)

11,899

16,853

21,641

71,795

Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses

203,879

127,258

107,870

96,009

89,165

84,610

30,188

Noninterest income

Service charges and other fees

18,223

20,597

8,599

9,624

9,413

7,731

9,188

Wealth management fees

6,211

6,086

3,182

3,029

2,913

2,773

3,122

Mortgage banking income, net

7,780

2,757

3,690

4,090

3,780

2,422

1,145

Net gain (loss) on sale of securities and other assets

247

(1)

248

7,890

Derivative interest expense

(6,575)

(2,141)

(3,182)

(3,393)

(3,541)

(3,040)

(1,251)

Change in fair value of FVO loans and related derivatives

(1,630)

(12,657)

42

(1,672)

(24,648)

(25,001)

(10,533)

Other derivative income (loss)

4,153

(1,292)

3,255

898

(890)

2,242

(2,889)

Other

2,932

2,300

1,608

1,324

1,133

1,190

1,135

Total noninterest income (loss)

31,341

15,650

17,193

14,148

(3,950)

(11,683)

(83)

Noninterest expense

Salaries and employee benefits

76,679

73,217

39,125

37,554

37,182

39,042

37,312

Data processing and communication

12,771

11,896

6,545

6,226

6,742

5,817

6,123

Occupancy and equipment

10,724

10,690

5,511

5,213

5,332

5,251

5,597

Professional fees

7,649

9,027

3,734

3,915

5,552

7,382

5,263

Advertising

1,033

1,823

477

556

823

750

958

Net loss (gain) on repossessed property and other related expenses

291

6,033

(54)

345

4,350

2,475

5,691

Goodwill and intangible assets impairment

742,352

742,352

Other

7,405

10,345

3,765

3,640

14,955

6,332

5,157

Total noninterest expense

116,552

865,383

59,103

57,449

74,936

67,049

808,453

Income (loss) before income taxes

118,668

(722,475)

65,960

52,708

10,279

5,878

(778,348)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

26,050

(25,131)

14,661

11,389

(857)

478

(37,730)

Net income (loss)

$

92,618

$

(697,344)

$

51,299

$

41,319

$

11,136

$

5,400

$

(740,618)

1 For both the three and six months ended March 31, 2021, this line includes a $(0.1) million decrease in provision for unfunded commitments reserve. For the three and six months ended March 31, 2020, increase in provision for unfunded commitments reserve of $0.4 million and $0.6 million, respectively, were recorded in other noninterest expense in the consolidated income statement.

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)

As of

March 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

September 30,
2020

June 30,
2020

March 31,
2020

(dollars in thousands)

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,383,071

$

1,061,796

$

432,887

$

311,585

$

347,486

Investment securities

2,265,261

2,059,615

1,774,626

1,972,626

1,990,027

Total loans

9,011,352

9,517,876

10,076,142

10,313,999

9,693,295

Allowance for credit losses ¹

(295,953)

(308,794)

(149,887)

(148,158)

(135,950)

Loans, net

8,715,399

9,209,082

9,926,255

10,165,841

9,557,345

Other assets

650,008

483,890

470,671

484,276

492,950

Total assets

$

13,013,739

$

12,814,383

$

12,604,439

$

12,934,328

$

12,387,808

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Noninterest-bearing deposits

$

2,845,309

$

2,858,455

$

2,586,743

$

2,592,376

$

1,973,629

Interest-bearing deposits

8,718,745

8,514,863

8,422,036

8,558,238

8,205,486

Total deposits

11,564,054

11,373,318

11,008,779

11,150,614

10,179,115

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

63,153

80,355

65,506

70,362

64,809

FHLB advances and other borrowings

120,000

120,000

195,000

355,000

800,000

Other liabilities

172,613

172,209

172,221

197,708

190,420

Total liabilities

11,919,820

11,745,882

11,441,506

11,773,684

11,234,344

Stockholders' equity

1,093,919

1,068,501

1,162,933

1,160,644

1,153,464

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

13,013,739

$

12,814,383

$

12,604,439

$

12,934,328

$

12,387,808

1 Prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and subsequent related ASUs, on October 1, 2020, this line represented the allowance for loan and lease losses under the incurred loss model.

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Loan Portfolio Summary (Unaudited)

As of

Fiscal year-to-date:

March 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

September 30,
2020

Change

($)

Change

(%)

(dollars in thousands)

Construction and development

$

472,939

$

482,462

$

415,440

$

57,499

13.8

%

Owner-occupied CRE

1,381,693

1,411,558

1,411,894

(30,201)

(2.1)

%

Non-owner-occupied CRE

2,340,206

2,660,682

2,910,965

(570,759)

(19.6)

%

Multifamily residential real estate

619,353

476,159

536,642

82,711

15.4

%

Total commercial real estate

4,814,191

5,030,861

5,274,941

(460,750)

(8.7)

%

Agriculture

1,549,926

1,635,952

1,724,350

(174,424)

(10.1)

%

Commercial non-real estate

1,897,569

2,054,478

2,181,656

(284,087)

(13.0)

%

Residential real estate

660,450

708,086

830,102

(169,652)

(20.4)

%

Consumer and other ¹

89,216

88,499

100,553

(11,337)

(11.3)

%

Total loans

9,011,352

9,517,876

10,111,602

(1,100,250)

(10.9)

%

Less: Unamortized discount on acquired loans and unearned net deferred fees and costs and loans in process ²

(35,460)

35,460

(100.0)

%

Total loans

$

9,011,352

$

9,517,876

$

10,076,142

$

(1,064,790)

(10.6)

%

1 Other loans primarily include consumer and commercial credit cards, customer deposit account overdrafts, leases. Loans in process are included in this category beginning first quarter of fiscal year 2021.

2 Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, loan segments are presented based on amortized cost, which includes unpaid principal balance, unamortized discount on acquired loans, and unearned net deferred fees and costs, as a part of the adoption of ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and subsequent related ASUs.

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Net Interest Margin (FTE) (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Average Balance

Interest (FTE)

Yield / Cost ¹

Average Balance

Interest (FTE)

Yield / Cost ¹

Average Balance

Interest (FTE)

Yield / Cost ¹

(dollars in thousands)

Assets

Interest-bearing bank deposits ²

$

818,162

$

213

0.11

%

$

492,105

$

155

0.12

%

$

56,883

$

558

3.95

%

Other interest-earning assets

71,330

192

1.09

%

%

%

Investment securities

2,167,784

8,318

1.56

%

1,905,771

8,119

1.69

%

1,987,045

11,329

2.29

%

Non-ASC 310-30 loans, net ³

9,016,221

101,851

4.58

%

9,567,679

108,921

4.52

%

9,496,153

113,484

4.81

%

ASC 310-30 loans, net ⁴

%

%

50,372

1,386

11.07

%

Loans, net

9,016,221

101,851

4.58

%

9,567,679

108,921

4.52

%

9,546,525

114,870

4.84

%

Total interest-earning assets

12,073,497

110,574

3.71

%

11,965,555

117,195

3.89

%

11,590,453

126,757

4.40

%

Noninterest-earning assets

602,004

614,946

1,273,143

Total assets

$

12,675,501

$

110,574

3.54

%

$

12,580,501

$

117,195

3.70

%

$

12,863,596

$

126,757

3.96

%

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Noninterest-bearing deposits

$

2,713,360

$

2,664,117

$

1,942,686

Interest-bearing deposits

7,550,507

$

3,196

0.17

%

7,278,073

$

3,966

0.22

%

6,473,524

$

12,083

0.75

%

Time deposits

1,004,405

1,283

0.52

%

1,187,148

2,026

0.68

%

1,686,977

6,784

1.62

%

Total deposits

11,268,272

4,479

0.16

%

11,129,338

5,992

0.21

%

10,103,187

18,867

0.75

%

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

69,282

13

0.08

%

78,639

18

0.09

%

56,369

24

0.17

%

FHLB advances and other borrowings

120,000

843

2.85

%

120,000

862

2.85

%

581,834

3,131

2.16

%

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes payable

108,879

792

2.95

%

108,846

817

2.98

%

108,714

1,238

4.58

%

Total borrowings

298,161

1,648

2.24

%

307,485

1,697

2.19

%

746,917

4,393

2.37

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

11,566,433

$

6,127

0.21

%

11,436,823

$

7,689

0.27

%

10,850,104

$

23,260

0.86

%

Noninterest-bearing liabilities

59,680

61,601

95,457

Stockholders' equity

1,049,388

1,082,077

1,918,035

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

12,675,501

$

12,580,501

$

12,863,596

Net interest spread

3.33

%

3.43

%

3.10

%

Net interest income and net interest margin (FTE)

$

104,447

3.51

%

$

109,506

3.63

%

$

103,497

3.59

%

Less: Tax equivalent adjustment

1,577

1,598

1,514

Net interest income and net interest margin - ties to Statements of Comprehensive Income

$

102,870

3.46

%

$

107,908

3.58

%

$

101,983

3.54

%

1 Annualized for all partial-year periods.

2 Interest income includes $0.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 resulting from interest earned on derivative collateral included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, all amounts were included in other interesting-earning assets.

3 Interest income includes $0.0 million and $0.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal years 2021 and 2020, respectively, resulting from accretion of purchase accounting discount associated with acquired loans.

4 Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, ASC 310-30 loans began being reported with non-ASC 310-30 loans. Upon adoption of ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and subsequent related ASUs, discounts on ASC 310-30 loans related to noncredit factors accreted to interest income were immaterial.

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Net Interest Margin (FTE) (Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2020

Average Balance

Interest

(FTE)

Yield / Cost 1

Average Balance

Interest

(FTE)

Yield / Cost 1

(dollars in thousands)

Assets

Interest-bearing bank deposits 2

$

655,133

$

316

0.10

%

$

44,843

$

1,166

5.20

%

Other interest-earning assets

45,637

244

1.07

%

%

Investment securities

2,026,806

16,437

1.63

%

1,945,698

22,827

2.35

%

Non-ASC 310-30 loans, net 3

9,291,950

210,772

4.55

%

9,525,157

232,716

4.89

%

ASC 310-30 loans, net 4

%

51,334

3,108

12.11

%

Loans, net

9,291,950

210,772

4.55

%

9,576,491

235,824

4.93

%

Total interest-earning assets

12,019,526

227,769

3.80

%

11,567,032

259,817

4.49

%

Noninterest-earning assets

608,475

1,270,562

Total assets

$

12,628,001

$

227,769

3.62

%

$

12,837,594

$

259,817

4.05

%

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Noninterest-bearing deposits

$

2,688,739

$

1,959,885

Interest-bearing deposits

7,414,290

$

7,162

0.19

%

6,390,193

$

25,456

0.80

%

Time deposits

1,095,776

3,309

0.61

%

1,767,465

15,351

1.74

%

Total deposits

11,198,805

10,471

0.19

%

10,117,543

40,807

0.81

%

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

73,960

31

0.08

%

61,448

55

0.18

%

FHLB advances and other borrowings

120,000

1,705

2.85

%

539,434

6,213

2.30

%

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes payable

108,863

1,609

2.96

%

108,688

2,549

4.69

%

Total borrowings

302,823

3,345

2.22

%

709,570

8,817

2.49

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

11,501,628

$

13,816

0.24

%

10,827,113

$

49,624

0.92

%

Noninterest-bearing liabilities

60,641

97,204

Stockholders' equity

1,065,732

1,913,277

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

12,628,001

$

12,837,594

Net interest spread

3.38

%

3.13

%

Net interest income and net interest margin (FTE)

$

213,953

3.57

%

$

210,193

3.63

%

Less: Tax equivalent adjustment

3,175

3,037

Net interest income and net interest margin - ties to Statements of Comprehensive Income

$

210,778

3.52

%

$

207,156

3.58

%

1 Annualized for all partial-year periods.

2 Interest income includes $0.8 million for fiscal year 2020 resulting from interest earned on derivative collateral included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets. For fiscal year 2021, all amounts were included in other interest-earning assets.

3 Interest income includes $0.0 million and $1.0 million for the fiscal years 2021 and 2020, respectively, resulting from accretion of purchase accounting discount associated with acquired loans.

4 Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, ASC 310-30 loans began being reported with non-ASC 310-30 loans. Upon adoption of ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and subsequent related ASUs, discounts on ASC 310-30 loans related to noncredit factors accreted to interest income were immaterial.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation

We rely on certain non-GAAP financial measures in making financial and operational decisions about our business. We believe that each of the non-GAAP financial measures presented is helpful in highlighting trends in our business, financial condition and results of operations which might not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on our financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP. We disclose net interest income and related ratios and analysis on a taxable-equivalent basis, which may also be considered non-GAAP financial measures. We believe this presentation to be the preferred industry measurement of net interest income as it provides a relevant comparison of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources. In addition, certain performance measures, including the efficiency ratio and net interest margin utilize net interest income on a taxable-equivalent basis.

In particular, we evaluate our profitability and performance based on our adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per common share, pre-tax pre-provision income ("PTPP"), tangible net income and return on average tangible common equity. Our adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per common share exclude the after-tax effect of items with a significant impact to net income that we do not believe to be recurring in nature, (e.g., one-time acquisition expenses as well as the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 COVID-19 impact on credit and other related charges and the impairment of goodwill and certain intangible assets). Our PTPP income excludes total provision for credit losses, credit gains/losses on loans held for investment measured at fair value and goodwill impairment. Our tangible net income and return on average tangible common equity exclude the effects of amortization expense relating to intangible assets and our acquisitions of other institutions. We believe these measures help highlight trends associated with our financial condition and results of operations by providing net income and return information excluding significant nonrecurring items (for adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per common share), measure our ability to generate capital by providing net income excluding credit losses (for PTPP income) and measure net income based on our cash payments and receipts during the applicable period (for tangible net income and return on average tangible common equity).

We also evaluate our profitability and performance based on our adjusted net interest income, adjusted net interest margin, adjusted interest income on loans and adjusted yield on loans. We adjust each of these four measures to include the derivative interest expense we use to manage interest rate risk on certain of our loans, which we believe economically offsets the interest income earned on the loans. Similarly, we evaluate our operational efficiency based on our efficiency ratio, which excludes the effect of amortization of core deposit and other intangibles (a non-cash expense item) and includes the tax benefit associated with our tax-advantaged loans.

We evaluate our financial condition based on the ratio of our tangible common equity to our tangible assets and the ratio of our tangible common equity to common shares outstanding. Our calculation of this ratio excludes the effect of our goodwill and other intangible assets. We believe this measure is helpful in highlighting the common equity component of our capital and because of its focus by federal bank regulators when reviewing the health and strength of financial institutions in recent years and when considering regulatory approvals for certain actions, including capital actions. We also believe the ratio of our tangible common equity to common shares outstanding is helpful in understanding our stockholders’ relative ownership position as we undertake various actions to issue and retire common shares outstanding.

Reconciliations for each of these non-GAAP financial measures to the closest GAAP financial measures are included in the tables below. Each of the non-GAAP financial measures presented should be considered in context with our GAAP financial results included in this release.

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)

At and for the six months ended:

At and for the three months ended:

March 31,
2021

March 31,
2020

March 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

September 30,
2020

June 30,
2020

March 31,
2020

(dollars in thousands except share and per share amounts)

Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per common share:

Net income (loss) - GAAP

$

92,618

$

(697,344)

$

51,299

$

41,319

$

11,136

$

5,400

$

(740,618)

Add: COVID-19 related impairment of goodwill and certain intangible assets, net of tax

713,013

713,013

Add: COVID-19 impact on credit and other related charges, net of tax

56,685

56,685

Adjusted net income

$

92,618

$

72,354

$

51,299

$

41,319

$

11,136

$

5,400

$

29,080

Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding

55,351,871

56,141,816

55,456,399

55,247,343

55,164,548

55,145,619

55,906,002

Earnings per common share - diluted

$

1.68

$

(12.42)

$

0.93

$

0.75

$

0.20

$

0.10

$

(13.25)

Adjusted earnings per common share - diluted

$

1.68

$

1.29

$

0.93

$

0.75

$

0.20

$

0.10

$

0.52

Pre-tax pre-provision income ("PTPP"):

Income (loss) before income taxes - GAAP

$

118,668

$

(722,475)

$

65,960

$

52,708

$

10,279

$

5,878

$

(778,348)

Add: Provision for credit losses - GAAP

6,899

79,898

(5,000)

11,899

16,853

21,641

71,795

Add: Change in fair value of FVO loans and related derivatives - GAAP

1,630

12,657

(42)

1,672

24,648

25,001

10,533

Add: Goodwill impairment - GAAP

742,352

742,352

Pre-tax pre-provision income

$

127,197

$

112,432

$

60,918

$

66,279

$

51,780

$

52,520

$

46,332

Tangible net income and return on average tangible common equity:

Net income (loss) - GAAP

$

92,618

$

(697,344)

$

51,299

$

41,319

$

11,136

$

5,400

$

(740,618)

Add: Amortization of intangible assets and COVID-19 related impairment of goodwill and certain intangible assets, net of tax

522

713,817

261

261

261

261

713,440

Tangible net income (loss)

$

93,140

$

16,473

$

51,560

$

41,580

$

11,397

$

5,661

$

(27,178)

Average common equity

$

1,065,732

$

1,913,277

$

1,049,388

$

1,082,077

$

1,174,996

$

1,163,724

$

1,918,035

Less: Average goodwill and other intangible assets

5,873

744,702

5,742

6,004

6,265

6,527

741,257

Average tangible common equity

$

1,059,859

$

1,168,575

$

1,043,646

$

1,076,073

$

1,168,731

$

1,157,197

$

1,176,778

Return on average common equity *

17.4

%

(72.9)

%

19.8

%

15.2

%

3.8

%

1.9

%

(155.3)

%

Return on average tangible common equity **

17.6

%

2.8

%

20.0

%

15.3

%

3.9

%

2.0

%

(9.3)

%

* Calculated as net income - GAAP divided by average common equity. Annualized for partial-year periods.

** Calculated as tangible net income divided by average tangible common equity. Annualized for partial-year periods.

Adjusted net interest income and adjusted net interest margin (fully-tax equivalent basis):

Net interest income - GAAP

$

210,778

$

207,156

$

102,870

$

107,908

$

106,018

$

106,251

$

101,983

Add: Tax equivalent adjustment

3,175

3,037

1,577

1,598

1,508

1,601

1,514

Net interest income (FTE)

213,953

210,193

104,447

109,506

107,526

107,852

103,497

Add: Derivative interest expense

(6,575)

(2,141)

(3,182)

(3,393)

(3,541)

(3,040)

(1,251)

Adjusted net interest income (FTE)

$

207,378

$

208,052

$

101,265

$

106,113

$

103,985

$

104,812

$

102,246

Average interest-earning assets

$12,019,526

$11,567,032

$12,073,497

$11,965,555

$12,184,093

$12,156,505

$11,590,453

Net interest margin (FTE) *

3.57

%

3.63

%

3.51

%

3.63

%

3.51

%

3.57

%

3.59

%

Adjusted net interest margin (FTE) **

3.46

%

3.60

%

3.40

%

3.52

%

3.40

%

3.47

%

3.55

%

* Calculated as net interest income (FTE) divided by average interest earning assets. Annualized for partial-year periods.

** Calculated as adjusted net interest income (FTE) divided by average interest earning assets. Annualized for partial-year periods.

Adjusted interest income and adjusted yield (fully-tax equivalent basis), on non-ASC 310-30 loans:

Interest income - GAAP

$

207,597

$

229,679

$

100,274

$

107,323

$

106,305

$

107,725

$

111,970

Add: Tax equivalent adjustment

3,175

3,037

1,577

1,598

1,508

1,601

1,514

Interest income (FTE)

210,772

232,716

101,851

108,921

107,813

109,326

113,484

Add: Derivative interest expense

(6,575)

(2,141)

(3,182)

(3,393)

(3,541)

(3,040)

(1,251)

Adjusted interest income (FTE)

$

204,197

$

230,575

$

98,669

$

105,528

$

104,272

$

106,286

$

112,233

Average non-ASC310-30 loans

$9,291,950

$9,525,157

$9,016,221

$9,567,679

$9,977,591

$9,974,802

$9,496,153

Yield (FTE) *

4.55

%

4.89

%

4.58

%

4.52

%

4.30

%

4.41

%

4.81

%

Adjusted yield (FTE) **

4.41

%

4.84

%

4.44

%

4.38

%

4.16

%

4.29

%

4.75

%

* Calculated as interest income (FTE) divided by average loans. Annualized for partial-year periods.

** Calculated as adjusted interest income (FTE) divided by average loans. Annualized for partial-year periods.

Efficiency ratio:

Total revenue - GAAP

$

242,119

$

222,806

$

120,063

$

122,056

$

102,068

$

94,568

$

101,900

Add: Tax equivalent adjustment

3,175

3,037

1,577

1,598

1,508

1,601

1,514

Total revenue (FTE)

$

245,294

$

225,843

$

121,640

$

123,654

$

103,576

$

96,169

$

103,414

Noninterest expense

$

116,552

$

865,383

$

59,103

$

57,449

$

74,936

$

67,049

$

808,453

Less: Amortization of intangible assets and COVID-19 related impairment of goodwill and certain intangible assets

522

743,206

261

261

261

278

742,779

Tangible noninterest expense

$

116,030

$

122,177

$

58,842

$

57,188

$

74,675

$

66,771

$

65,674

Efficiency ratio *

47.3

%

54.1

%

48.4

%

46.2

%

72.1

%

69.4

%

63.5

%

* Calculated as the ratio of tangible noninterest expense to total revenue (FTE).

Tangible common equity and tangible common equity to tangible assets:

Total stockholders' equity

$

1,093,919

$

1,153,464

$

1,093,919

$

1,068,501

$

1,162,933

$

1,160,644

$

1,153,464

Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets

5,643

6,703

5,643

5,904

6,164

6,425

6,703

Tangible common equity

$

1,088,276

$

1,146,761

$

1,088,276

$

1,062,597

$

1,156,769

$

1,154,219

$

1,146,761

Total assets

$

13,013,739

$

12,387,808

$

13,013,739

$

12,814,383

$

12,604,439

$

12,934,328

$

12,387,808

Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets

5,643

6,703

5,643

5,904

6,164

6,425

6,703

Tangible assets

$

13,008,096

$

12,381,105

$

13,008,096

$

12,808,479

$

12,598,275

$

12,927,903

$

12,381,105

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

8.4

%

9.3

%

8.4

%

8.3

%

9.2

%

8.9

%

9.3

%

Tangible book value per share:

Total stockholders' equity

$

1,093,919

$

1,153,464

$

1,093,919

$

1,068,501

$

1,162,933

$

1,160,644

$

1,153,464

Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets

5,643

6,703

5,643

5,904

6,164

6,425

6,703

Tangible common equity

$

1,088,276

$

1,146,761

$

1,088,276

$

1,062,597

$

1,156,769

$

1,154,219

$

1,146,761

Common shares outstanding

55,111,403

55,013,928

55,111,403

55,105,105

55,014,189

55,014,047

55,013,928

Book value per share - GAAP

$

19.85

$

20.97

$

19.85

$

19.39

$

21.14

$

21.10

$

20.97

Tangible book value per share

$

19.75

$

20.84

$

19.75

$

19.28

$

21.03

$

20.98

$

20.84

1 All references to net interest income and net interest margin are presented on a fully-tax equivalent basis unless otherwise noted.

2 This is a non-GAAP financial measure management believes is helpful to understanding trends in business that may not be fully apparent based only on the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Further information on this financial measure and a reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP financial measure is provided at the end of this release.

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