DENVER, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Bank Holdings Corporation (NBHC) reported:
|For the quarter||For the year||For the year - adjusted (1)|
|4Q19||3Q19||4Q18||2019 ||2018 ||2019 ||2018 |
|Net income ($000's)||$||19,519||$||21,642||$||17,235||$||80,365||$||61,451||$||80,365||$||67,772|
|Earnings per share - diluted||$||0.62||$||0.69||$||0.55||$||2.55||$||1.95||$||2.55||$||2.16|
|Return on average tangible assets(2)||1.35||%||1.51||%||1.26||%||1.42||%||1.15||%||1.42||%||1.26||%|
|Return on average tangible common equity(2)||12.07||%||13.68||%||12.29||%||13.07||%||11.60||%||13.07||%||12.76||%|
(1) See non-GAAP reconciliations below.
(2) Quarterly ratios are annualized.
Full Year 2019 Highlights
- Record full year earnings of $2.55 per diluted share, 18.1% growth over 2018.
- Fourth quarter 2019 average earning assets increased 5.5% over the fourth quarter 2018.
- Grew loan balances 8.5% driven by $1.2 billion in new loan originations.
- Grew fourth quarter average non-interest bearing deposits 6.7% compared to the prior year.
- Increased non-interest income $12.0 million, or 16.9%, over last year.
In announcing these results, Chief Executive Officer Tim Laney shared, “We are proud to finish 2019 with record full-year earnings of $2.55 per share. Our teams delivered record-breaking fee income and full year loan growth of 8.5%, fueled by a second consecutive year of $1.2 billion of new loan originations. We built upon our relationship-based banking model with fourth quarter average non-interest bearing deposit growth of 6.7% compared to the prior year. We remain very focused on strong credit quality and expense management.”
Mr. Laney added, “Completing 2019 marks the 10th year in our Company’s exciting history. During our first decade, we completed six acquisitions and built a bank with a balance sheet and capital position that we believe will withstand any economic environment. We are proud of our industry-leading credit quality metrics and our high-quality client relationships. We have positioned ourselves in strong markets and created meaningful value for our clients, associates, communities and shareholders. We begin the next decade with a solid foundation, strong capital and momentum for future growth.”
Fourth Quarter 2019 Results
(All comparisons refer to the third quarter of 2019, except as noted)
Net income totaled $19.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2019, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to $21.6 million during the last quarter, or $0.69 per diluted share. The decrease from the prior quarter is primarily driven by $6.5 million of OREO gains recorded during the third quarter of 2019. The return on average tangible assets was 1.35% compared to 1.51% last quarter and the return on average tangible common equity was 12.07% compared to 13.68% last quarter.
Net Interest Income
Fully taxable equivalent net interest income totaled $51.7 million and decreased $1.4 million, or 10.3% annualized, driven by lower earning asset yields. Fully taxable equivalent net interest margin narrowed 14 basis points from the prior quarter to 3.77%, entirely driven by the two 25 basis point fed funds rate cuts in September and October. The yield on earnings assets decreased 17 basis points and was partially offset by a five basis point decrease in the cost of funds.
Originated loans and acquired loans not accounted for under 310-30 (“acquired loans”) ended the quarter at $4.4 billion, increasing $16.6 million, or 1.5% annualized, led by originated and acquired commercial loan growth of $44.8 million, or 6.1% annualized. Total fourth quarter loan originations were $269.5 million, led by commercial loan originations of $182.5 million.
Acquired loans accounted for under 310-30 totaled $54.1 million at December 31, 2019 and decreased $3.1 million from the third quarter of 2019.
Asset Quality and Provision for Loan Losses
Provision for loan losses of $1.2 million was recorded during the quarter to support originated loan growth and net charge-offs. Annualized net charge-offs on originated and acquired loans totaled 0.08%, decreasing 58 basis points from the prior quarter. Non-performing originated and acquired loans (comprised of non-accrual loans and non-accrual TDRs) improved to 0.50% of total originated and acquired loans, compared to 0.58% at September 30, 2019. The originated and acquired allowance for loan losses remained consistent with the prior quarter at 0.89%.
Average non-interest bearing demand deposits decreased $15.4 million, or 5.1% annualized. Average transaction deposits (defined as total deposits less time deposits) decreased $24.4 million, or 2.7% annualized, and average total deposits decreased $35.0 million to $4.7 billion, or 3.0% annualized. Spot transaction deposits increased $12.4 million to $3.7 billion at December 31, 2019, improving the mix of transaction deposits to total deposits to 77.7% compared to 77.5% at September 30, 2019.
The cost of transaction deposits decreased five basis points from the prior quarter to 0.34%. The cost of total deposits decreased three basis points from the prior quarter to 0.64%.
Non-interest income totaled $20.3 million and decreased $4.5 million primarily due to seasonally lower mortgage banking income of $4.4 million. Service charges and bank card fees decreased a combined $0.3 million, and OREO-related income increased $0.1 million.
Non-interest expense totaled $46.1 million and increased $2.3 million from the prior quarter due to gains on the sale of OREO properties totaling $6.5 million during the prior quarter. Salaries and benefits decreased $2.9 million primarily due to lower mortgage banking commissions. Other non-interest expense decreased $1.5 million due to positive swap fair value adjustments of $1.1 million and a $0.9 million fair value impairment charge recorded in the third quarter of 2019, related to the consolidation of four banking centers in our Colorado and Kansas City markets.
Income tax expense totaled $3.9 million during the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $5.4 million during the prior quarter. The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2019 was 16.5%, compared to 20.0% during the third quarter of 2019.
Capital ratios continue to be strong and in excess of federal bank regulatory agency “well capitalized” thresholds. The leverage ratio at December 31, 2019 for the consolidated company and NBH Bank was 11.04% and 9.12%, respectively. Shareholders’ equity totaled $766.9 million at December 31, 2019 and increased $13.6 million from the prior quarter, primarily due to higher retained earnings.
Common book value per share increased $0.43 to $24.60 at December 31, 2019. The tangible common book value per share was $20.89 at December 31, 2019 and increased $0.44 due to higher retained earnings. Excluding accumulated other comprehensive income, the tangible book value was $20.83.
(All comparisons refer to the full year 2018, except as noted)
Net income totaled a record $80.4 million during 2019, or $2.55 per diluted share, compared to $61.5 million during 2018, or $1.95 per diluted share. Adjusting for the Peoples acquisition, net income totaled $67.8 million, or $2.16 per diluted share during 2018. The return on average tangible assets was 1.42% compared to 1.15% last year, and the return on average tangible common equity was 13.07% compared to 11.60% last year. Adjusting for the Peoples acquisition, the return on average tangible assets was 1.26% and the return on average tangible common equity was 12.76% last year.
Fully taxable equivalent net interest income totaled $210.9 million and increased $9.0 million, or 4.4%. Average earning assets increased $236.4 million, or 4.6%, primarily driven by average originated and acquired loan growth of $492.2 million, partially offset by a decrease in average investment securities of $221.1 million. The fully taxable equivalent net interest margin remained consistent at 3.93% as the increase in average earning assets and earning asset yields were offset by an increase in the cost of funds. The yield on earning assets increased 21 basis points, led by a 28 basis point increase in the originated loan portfolio yields due to higher new loan yields. The cost of funds increased 33 basis points to 0.96% for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Originated and acquired loans outstanding totaled $4.4 billion and increased $339.9 million, or 8.5%, led by originated and acquired commercial loan growth of $352.8 million, or 13.4%. New loan originations for the year totaled $1.2 billion, led by commercial loan originations of $781.7 million. The 310-30 loan portfolio declined $16.8 million, or 23.7%, to $54.1 million at December 31, 2019.
Average non-interest bearing demand deposits increased $76.9 million, or 7.1%. Average transaction deposits increased $85.6 million, or 2.4%, and average total deposits increased $27.3 million, or 0.6%, to $4.7 billion. Spot transaction deposits increased $223.9 million to $3.7 billion at December 31, 2019, improving the mix of transaction deposits to total deposits to 77.7% from 76.2% at December 31, 2018. The mix of non-interest bearing demand deposits to total deposits improved to 25.0% from 23.6% at December 31, 2018.
Provision for loan loss expense was $11.6 million, compared to $5.2 million during 2018. Provision for loan loss expense during 2019 included $6.6 million related to the charge-off of one previously acquired commercial loan. Net charge-offs on originated and acquired loans totaled 0.20%, compared to 0.02% during 2018, increasing primarily due to the one acquired commercial loan charge-off. Non-performing originated and acquired loans decreased to 0.50% from 0.61% at December 31, 2018. The originated and acquired allowance for loan losses totaled 0.89% of originated and acquired loans compared to 0.88% at December 31, 2018.
Non-interest income totaled $82.8 million during 2019, representing an increase of $12.0 million, or 16.9%, from last year. Mortgage banking income increased $12.2 million, or 40.7%, other non-interest income increased $0.4 million, and service charges and bank card fees remained consistent with last year. Income on OREO properties decreased $0.6 million during the year.
Non-interest expense totaled $180.7 million during 2019, representing a decrease of $8.6 million, or 4.5%, driven by a $6.7 million increase in net gains on the sale of OREO properties and efficiencies gained from the integration of the Peoples acquisition. Salaries and benefits increased $7.8 million primarily due to higher mortgage banking commissions. Other non-interest expense included banking center consolidation expenses of $0.9 million recorded during 2019. Additionally, included in the prior year were $8.0 million of non-recurring acquisition costs.
Income tax expense totaled $15.8 million during 2019, compared to $12.2 million last year, an increase of $3.6 million. Included in income tax expense was $2.2 million and $1.3 million of tax benefit from stock compensation activity during 2019 and 2018, respectively. Adjusting for the stock compensation activity, the effective tax rate for 2019 was 18.7%, compared to 18.3% in the prior year. The lower rate compared to the statutory rate reflects the continued success of our tax strategies and tax exempt income.
Management will host a conference call to review the results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, January 24, 2020. Interested parties may listen to this call by dialing (877) 272-6762 / (615) 800-6832 (International) using the Conference ID of 6668206 and asking for the NBHC Fourth Quarter Earnings conference call. A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning approximately four hours after the call’s completion through February 6, 2020, by dialing (855) 859-2056 (United States) / (404) 537-3406 (International) using the Conference ID of 6668206. The earnings release and an on-line replay of the call will also be available on the Company’s website at www.nationalbankholdings.com by visiting the investor relations area.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Certain of the financial measures and ratios we present, including “tangible assets,” “return on average tangible assets,” “tangible common equity,” “return on average tangible common equity,” “tangible common book value per share,” “tangible common book value, excluding accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax,” “tangible common book value per share, excluding accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax,” “tangible common equity to tangible assets,” “adjusted efficiency ratio,” “adjusted non-interest expense,” “adjusted non-interest expense to average assets,” “adjusted net income,” “adjusted earnings per share - diluted,” “adjusted return on average tangible assets,” “adjusted return on average tangible common equity,” and “fully taxable equivalent” metrics, are supplemental measures that are not required by, or are not presented in accordance with, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We refer to these financial measures and ratios as “non-GAAP financial measures.” We consider the use of select non-GAAP financial measures and ratios to be useful for financial and operational decision making and useful in evaluating period-to-period comparisons. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenditures or assets that we believe are not indicative of our primary business operating results or by presenting certain metrics on a fully taxable equivalent basis. We believe that management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, analyzing and comparing past, present and future periods.
These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and you should not rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. The non-GAAP financial measures we present may differ from non-GAAP financial measures used by our peers or other companies. We compensate for these limitations by providing the equivalent GAAP measures whenever we present the non-GAAP financial measures and by including a reconciliation of the impact of the components adjusted for in the non-GAAP financial measure so that both measures and the individual components may be considered when analyzing our performance.
A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures is included at the end of the financial statement tables.
About National Bank Holdings Corporation
National Bank Holdings Corporation is a bank holding company created to build a leading community bank franchise delivering high quality client service and committed to shareholder results. Through its bank subsidiary, NBH Bank, National Bank Holdings Corporation operates a network of 101 banking centers, serving individual consumers, small, medium and large businesses, and government and non-profit entities. The bank’s core geographic footprint consists of Colorado, the greater Kansas City region, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. NBH Bank operates under the following brand names: Community Banks of Colorado in Colorado, Bank Midwest in Kansas and Missouri and Hillcrest Bank in New Mexico, Texas and Utah. It also operates as Community Banks Mortgage, a division of NBH Bank, in Colorado. Additional information about National Bank Holdings Corporation can be found at www.nationalbankholdings.com.
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|NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS CORPORATION |
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
|For the three months ended||For the years ended|
|December 31,||September 30,||December 31,||December 31,||December 31,|
|Total interest and dividend income||$||59,616||$||61,372||$||57,780||$||242,601||$||221,391|
|Total interest expense||9,228||9,587||7,148||36,771||23,954|
|Net interest income||50,388||51,785||50,632||205,830||197,437|
|Taxable equivalent adjustment||1,290||1,264||1,195||5,065||4,482|
|Net interest income FTE(1)||51,678||53,049||51,827||210,895||201,919|
|Provision for loan losses||1,180||5,690||2,476||11,643||5,197|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses FTE(1)||50,498||47,359||49,351||199,252||196,722|
|Bank card fees||3,649||3,752||3,769||14,595||14,489|
|Mortgage banking income||10,309||14,702||5,406||42,346||30,107|
|Other non-interest income||1,740||1,661||1,519||7,601||7,170|
|Total non-interest income||20,282||24,759||15,317||82,752||70,775|
|Salaries and benefits||30,653||33,522||27,029||122,732||114,939|
|Occupancy and equipment||6,908||6,825||6,423||27,336||28,493|
|Other non-interest expense||6,849||8,320||7,453||30,245||35,612|
|Problem asset workout||736||602||328||3,186||2,549|
|Loss (gain) on sale of OREO, net||7||(6,514||)||(102||)||(7,193||)||(488||)|
|Core deposit intangible asset amortization||296||295||353||1,183||2,170|
|Total non-interest expense||46,107||43,793||42,857||180,745||189,334|
|Income before income taxes FTE(1)||24,673||28,325||21,811||101,259||78,163|
|Taxable equivalent adjustment||1,290||1,264||1,195||5,065||4,482|
|Income before income taxes||23,383||27,061||20,616||96,194||73,681|
|Income tax expense||3,864||5,419||3,381||15,829||12,230|
|Earnings per share - basic||$||0.62||$||0.69||$||0.56||$||2.57||$||2.00|
|Earnings per share - diluted||$||0.62||$||0.69||$||0.55||$||2.55||$||1.95|
(1) Net interest income is presented on a GAAP basis and fully taxable equivalent (FTE) basis, as the Company believes this non-GAAP measure is the preferred industry measurement for this item. The FTE adjustment is for the tax benefit on certain tax exempt loans using the federal tax rate of 21% for each period presented. See non-GAAP reconciliations below.
|NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS CORPORATION |
Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
|December 31, 2019||September 30, 2019||December 31, 2018|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||110,190||$||116,919||$||109,556|
|Investment securities available-for-sale||638,249||661,129||791,102|
|Investment securities held-to-maturity||182,884||189,982||235,398|
|Allowance for loan losses||(39,064||)||(38,710||)||(35,692||)|
|Loans held for sale||117,444||204,602||48,120|
|Other real estate owned||7,300||7,904||10,596|
|Premises and equipment, net||112,151||110,692||109,986|
|Intangible assets, net||11,361||11,578||13,470|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Non-interest bearing demand deposits||$||1,184,945||$||1,237,189||$||1,072,029|
|Interest bearing demand deposits||738,496||681,113||688,255|
|Savings and money market||1,755,538||1,748,257||1,694,808|
|Total transaction deposits||3,678,979||3,666,559||3,455,092|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase||56,935||62,735||66,047|
|Federal Home Loan Bank advances||207,675||303,897||301,660|
|Additional paid in capital||1,009,223||1,007,628||1,014,399|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax||2,062||3,087||(11,275||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||766,920||753,326||695,006|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||5,895,512||$||5,990,050||$||5,676,666|
|Average basic shares outstanding||31,299,989||31,281,970||30,888,238|
|Average diluted shares outstanding||31,525,911||31,508,999||31,492,342|
|Ending shares outstanding||31,176,627||31,169,086||30,769,063|
|Common book value per share||$||24.60||$||24.17||$||22.59|
|Tangible common book value per share(1) (non-GAAP)||$||20.89||$||20.45||$||18.77|
|Tangible common book value per share, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(1) (non-GAAP)||$||20.83||$||20.35||$||19.13|
|Average equity to average assets||12.91||%||12.79||%||12.15||%|
|Tangible common equity to tangible assets(1)||11.27||%||10.85||%||10.39||%|
|Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio||13.21||%||12.93||%||12.91||%|
|Total risk-based capital ratio||14.08||%||13.79||%||13.79||%|
(1) Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. See non-GAAP reconciliations below.
|NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS CORPORATION |
(Dollars in thousands)
|Period End Loan Balances by Type|
|December 31, 2019||December 31, 2019|
|vs. September 30, 2019||vs. December 31, 2018|
|December 31, 2019||September 30, 2019||% Change||December 31, 2018||% Change|
|Commercial and industrial||$||2,171,436||$||2,167,076||0.2||%||$||1,877,221||15.7||%|
|Owner-occupied commercial real estate||414,477||378,956||9.4||%||337,258||22.9||%|
|Food and agriculture||245,320||230,869||6.3||%||217,294||12.9||%|
|Commercial real estate non-owner occupied||505,479||501,771||0.7||%||407,431||24.1||%|
|Residential real estate||651,656||659,246||(1.2||)%||657,633||(0.9||)%|