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Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Reports First Quarter Results

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Bedminster, N.J., May 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) (the “Company”) announces its first quarter 2020 results.

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Q1 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information), a copy of which is available on our website at www.pgbank.com and as via a current report on Form 8-K on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company recorded revenue of $46.26 million, net income of $1.37 million and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.07, compared to $41.74 million, $11.43 million and $0.58, respectively, for the same three-month period last year. The decrease in net income and EPS for the 2020 quarter reflected a $20.0 million provision for loan losses, which was due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to increased qualitative loss factors when calculating the allowance for loan losses as described in the Q1 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information). The 2020 quarter included increased net interest income and non-interest income offset by increased operating expenses (due in part to the wealth management firm acquired in September 2019) and an increased provision for loan and lease losses. The 2020 quarter also included a tax benefit of $3.2 million caused by the changes in the treatment of tax net operating losses (“NOL”) under the provisions of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.

As previously announced, on July 25, 2019, the Company authorized the repurchase of up to 960,000 shares, or approximately 5% of its outstanding shares, through June 30, 2020. Early in the first quarter of 2020, under this program, the Company purchased 220,222 shares, at an average price of $29.45, for a total cost of $6.5 million. With these purchases, the Company completed its 960,000 share repurchase program, at an average price of $28.63, for a total cost of $27.5 million.

Douglas L. Kennedy, President and CEO, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on businesses both locally and nationally. As a result, Congress passed the CARES Act to provide fast and direct economic assistance to American workers, families and businesses. One of the key programs created was the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) which provides much needed funding to qualifying businesses and organizations. We are proud to say that during April under “phase one and phase two” of this program we assisted over 2,000 businesses with almost $600 million in loan approvals saving nearly 50,000 jobs. We will continue to support our clients, local businesses and community service organizations in these difficult times.”

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The following tables summarize specified financial measures for the periods shown.

March 2020 Quarter Compared to Prior Year Quarter

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

March 31,

March 31,

Increase/

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

2020

2019

(Decrease)

Net interest income

$

31.75

$

30.01

$

1.74

6

%

Wealth management fee income (A)

9.96

9.17

0.79

9

Capital markets activity (B)

2.76

0.74

2.02

273

Other income

1.80

1.82

(0.02

)

(1

)

Total other income

14.52

11.73

2.79

24

Operating expenses

28.24

25.72

2.52

10

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

18.03

16.02

2.01

13

Provision for loan and lease losses (C)

20.00

0.10

19.90

19,900

Pretax (loss)/income

(1.97

)

15.92

(17.89

)

(112

)

Income tax (benefit)/expense (D)

(3.34

)

4.49

(7.83

)

(174

)

Net income

$

1.37

$

11.43

$

(10.06

)

(88

)%

Diluted EPS

$

0.07

$

0.58

$

(0.51

)

(88

)%

Total Revenue

$

46.27

$

41.74

$

4.53

11

%

Return on average assets annualized

0.11

%

0.98

%

(0.87

)

Return on average equity annualized

1.08

%

9.65

%

(8.57

)

  1. The March 2020 quarter included a full quarter of wealth management fee income and expense related to Point View Wealth Management, (“Point View”), which was acquired effective September 1, 2019.

  2. Capital markets activity includes loan level back-to-back swap activities, the SBA lending and sale program, and mortgage banking activities.

  3. The March 2020 quarter included a provision for loan and lease losses of $20.0 million. The increase in the provision for loan and lease losses was primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. The March 2020 quarter included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.

March 2020 Quarter Compared to Linked Quarter

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

March 31,

December 31,

Increase/

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

2020

2019

(Decrease)

Net interest income

$

31.75

$

30.91

$

0.84

3

%

Wealth management fee income

9.96

10.12

(0.16

)

(2

)

Capital markets activity (A)

2.76

3.73

(0.97

)

(26

)

Other income

1.80

1.68

0.12

7

Total other income

14.52

15.53

(1.01

)

(7

)

Operating expenses

28.24

26.70

1.54

6

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

18.03

19.74

(1.71

)

(9

)

Provision for loan and lease losses (B)

20.00

1.95

18.05

926

Pretax (loss)/income

(1.97

)

17.79

(19.76

)

(111

)

Income tax (benefit)/expense (C)

(3.34

)

5.56

(8.90

)

(160

)

Net income

$

1.37

$

12.23

$

(10.86

)

(89

)%

Diluted EPS

$

0.07

$

0.64

$

(0.57

)

(89

)%

Total Revenue

$

46.27

$

46.44

$

(0.17

)

(0

)%

Return on average assets annualized

0.11

%

0.98

%

(0.87

)

Return on average equity annualized

1.08

%

9.81

%

(8.73

)

  1. Capital markets activity includes loan level back-to-back swap activities, the SBA lending and sale program, and mortgage banking activities.

  2. The March 2020 quarter included a provision for loan and lease losses of $20.0 million. The increase in the provision for loan and lease losses was primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. The March 2020 quarter included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.

Mr. Kennedy noted, “I was pleased that our Q1 2020 total revenue and pretax income before provision for loan losses reflected increases of 11% and 13%, respectively when compared to the same quarter last year, driven principally by wealth management, commercial banking and capital markets activities, all of which remain integral to our strategy.” Mr. Kennedy went on to note that given the environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, our near-term priorities include:

  • Emphasis on the health and safety of our employees and clients.

  • Adapt the way in which we interact with clients and prospects to reflect the current environment.

  • Actively manage emerging credit risk associated with the environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Conservatively manage capital and liquidity in response to current market conditions.

  • Pursue new client opportunities presented by the PPP.

  • Continue to grow and expand our wealth management and commercial banking businesses.

Select highlights for the quarter included:

  • Wealth management fee income, which comprised approximately 22% of the Company’s total revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, continues to contribute significantly to the Company’s diversified revenue sources.

  • Total commercial and industrial (“C&I”) loans (including equipment finance leases and loans of $671 million) at March 31, 2020 were $1.81 billion. This reflected net growth of $400 million (28%) when compared to $1.41 billion at March 31, 2019 and reflected net growth of $34 million when compared to the December 31, 2019 balance (2% growth linked quarter; 8% annualized).

  • As of March 31, 2020, total C&I loans comprised 41% of the total loan portfolio, as compared to 36% at March 31, 2019. As of March 31, 2020, total multifamily loans comprised 27% of the total loan portfolio compared to 28% at March 31, 2019.

  • Deposits totaled $4.44 billion at March 31, 2020. This reflected net growth of $522 million (13%) when compared to $3.92 billion at March 31, 2019 and increased $198 million (5% growth linked quarter; 19% annualized) when compared to the December 31, 2019 balance.

  • The Company’s loan-to-deposit ratio was 99% at March 31, 2020, down from both December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2019 levels.

  • In addition to $1.2 billion (21% of total assets) of balance sheet liquidity (investments, interest-earning deposits and cash), the Company also has access to approximately $2.2 billion of available secured funding at the Federal Home Loan Bank and the Federal Reserve.

  • The Company authorized a 5% (960,000 shares) stock repurchase program on July 25, 2019 The Company completed the final purchases under the program in the first quarter of 2020.

  • The Company’s and Bank’s capital ratios at March 31, 2020 remain strong and the Company’s tangible book value per share at March 31, 2020 was $24.20 reflecting an increase of 5% from $23.11 at March 31, 2019, despite $6.5 million of share repurchases made in the quarter and the higher Q1 2020 provision for loan losses.

  • Asset quality metrics continued to be strong as of March 31, 2020. Nonperforming assets at March 31, 2020 were $29.4 million, or 0.50% of total assets.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUARTERLY DETAILS:

Wealth Management Business

In the March 2020 quarter, the Bank’s wealth management business generated $9.96 million in fee income, compared to $9.17 million for the March 2019 quarter, and $10.12 million for the December 2019 quarter. The March 2020 and December 2019 quarters included three months of fee income related to Point View, which was acquired effective September 1, 2019. The first quarter of 2020 has been negatively impacted by declines in the market value of the Company’s Assets Under Management (AUM) / Assets Under Administration (AUA) as a result of declines in the equity markets driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The market value of the Company’s AUM/AUA declined from $7.5 billion at December 31, 2019 to $6.4 billion at March 31, 2020, reflecting a 14% decline. Changes in the market value of the Company’s AUM/AUA are approximately 75% correlated to the changes in value of the S&P index, which declined approximately 20% from December 31, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

John P. Babcock, President of the “Peapack Private Wealth Management” division, said, “Client retention during the Covid-19 crisis has been excellent with negligible account closings and no atypical withdrawal activity. Proactive client outreach continues at full strength.” Babcock went on to note, “Q1 2020 AUM/AUA client inflows of approximately $178 million included AUM (managed accounts) inflows of $120 million compared to $83 million for Q4 2019.”

Loans / Commercial Banking

Total loans of $4.42 billion at March 31, 2020 increased from $3.90 billion at March 31, 2019 (13% annual growth), but only increased slightly when compared to the December 31, 2019 level. Loan/line origination levels for the March quarter were robust, but so was paydown activity. In light of the current environment the Company believes origination levels, excluding PPP loan originations, will decline from recent levels, but so will amortization and paydown levels.

Total C&I loans (including equipment finance leases and loans of $671 million) at March 31, 2020 were $1.81 billion. This reflected net growth of $400 million (28%) when compared to $1.41 billion at March 31, 2019 and reflected net growth of $34 million when compared to the December 31, 2019 balance (2% growth linked quarter; 8% annualized).

The Company maintains a well-diversified loan portfolio, by loan type and by industry concentration, as detailed in the Q1 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

Mr. Kennedy noted, “Our newly expanded Corporate Advisory business complements our commercial banking and wealth management businesses by giving us capability to engage in high level strategic debt, capital and valuation analysis coupled with succession, estate and wealth planning strategies, enabling us to provide a unique boutique level of service, giving us a competitive advantage over much of our peers.”

Funding / Liquidity / Interest Rate Risk Management

The Company actively manages its deposit base to reduce reliance on wholesale sourced deposits, volatility, and/or operational risk. Total deposits for the March 2020 quarter increased $198 million from the $4.24 billion at December 31, 2019 to $4.44 billion at March 31, 2020. Mr. Kennedy noted, “Of our total deposits only 17 percent are above the FDIC insurance limit, reinforcing the “core” nature of our deposit base.”

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company’s balance sheet liquidity (investments, interest-earning deposits and cash) increased to $1.2 billion (or 21% of assets), funded by increased client deposits of $198 million and a $500 million one-month borrowing from the Federal Home Loan Bank. The borrowing was transacted in mid-March specifically to increase the Company’s balance sheet liquidity in the event of significant depositor withdrawals and/or significant borrower draws on existing unused credit lines in the current environment. As of late April, client deposits continued to increase, and borrower draws on unused lines were minimal, and, on April 24, 2020, the Company repaid the borrowing.

As of March 31, 2020, in addition to the $1.2 billion of balance sheet liquidity, the Company also had approximately $1.75 billion of secured funding available from the Federal Home Loan Bank, of which $620 million was drawn as of March 31, 2020. Additionally, the Company also had $1.4 billion of secured funding available from the Federal Reserve Discount Window, none of which was drawn.

Mr. Kennedy noted, “As a commercial bank, a large portion of our loans reprice when the Fed changes rates. The 150 basis point reduction in target Fed Funds near the end of Q1 2020 had the effect of reducing the Company’s interest income earned on assets by approximately $24 million on an annualized basis. However, at the same time, we were able to strategically reprice our deposits to offset nearly all of that decline.”

Net Interest Income (NII)/Net Interest Margin (NIM)

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

NII

NIM

NII

NIM

NII

NIM

NII/NIM excluding the below

$

31,279

2.60

%

$

30,385

2.61

%

$

29,432

2.72

%

Prepayment premiums received on multifamily loan paydowns

525

0.05

%

414

0.03

%

432

0.04

%

Effect of maintaining excess interest earning cash

(57

)

-0.08

%

115

-0.04

%

143

-0.06

%

NII/NIM as reported

$

31,747

2.57

%

$

30,914

2.60

%

$

30,007

2.70

%

Net interest income and net interest margin comparisons are shown above.

The Company’s reported NIM declined three basis points compared to the linked quarter while core NIM declined only one basis point compared to the linked quarter.

Interest and fees from PPP loans will benefit future net interest income. For further details, see the Q1 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

Other Noninterest Income (other than Wealth Management fee income)

Noninterest income from Capital Markets activities (loan level back-to-back swap activities, the SBA lending and sale program, and mortgage banking income) totaled $2.76 million for the March 2020 quarter compared to $3.73 million for the December 2019 quarter and $736,000 for the March 2019 quarter. Income from these programs are not linear each quarter, as some quarters will be higher than others.

Operating Expenses

The Company’s total operating expenses were $28.24 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared to $26.70 million for the December 2019 quarter and $25.72 million for the March 2019 quarter. The March 2020 and December 2019 quarters included three months of expenses related to Point View’s operations. Strategic hiring and normal salary increases also contributed to the increase for the March 2020 quarter. There was no FDIC insurance expense for the December 2019 quarter as the Bank utilized its small bank assessment credit from the FDIC; $250,000 was recorded in the March 2020 quarter. Further, the March 2020 quarter included seasonal payroll tax expense increases, as well as increased medical insurance costs when compared to the December 2019 quarter.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a $3.34 million tax benefit for the March 2020 quarter, principally as a result of a $3.2 million Federal income tax benefit that resulted from a tax NOL carryback. The Company had a $23 million operating loss for tax purposes in 2018 (when the Federal tax rate was 21%) resulting from accelerated tax depreciation. Under the CARES Act, the Company was allowed to carry this NOL back to a period when the Federal tax rate was 35%, generating a permanent tax benefit.

Asset Quality / Provision for Loan and Lease Losses
For further details, see the Q1 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

Nonperforming assets at March 31, 2020 (which does not include troubled debt restructured loans that are performing in accordance with their terms) were $29.4 million, or 0.50% of total assets, compared to $28.9 million, or 0.56% of total assets, at December 31, 2019 and $24.9 million, or 0.53% of total assets, at March 31, 2019. Total loans past due 30 through 89 days and still accruing were $8.3 million at March 31, 2020, compared to $1.9 million at December 31, 2019 and $2.5 million at March 31, 2019. The March 31, 2020 balance included one commercial real estate loan with a balance of $3.5 million that was brought fully current in early April.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company’s provision for loan and lease losses was $20.0 million compared to $2.0 million for the December 2019 quarter and $100,000 for the March 2019 quarter. The increased provision for loan losses in the March 2020 quarter was due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to increased qualitative loss factors when calculating the allowance for loan losses as described in the Q1 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information). The Company’s provision for loan and lease losses (and its allowance for loan and lease losses) also reflect, among other things, the Company’s asset quality metrics, net loan growth, net charge-offs/recoveries, and the composition of the loan portfolio.

At March 31, 2020, the allowance for loan and lease losses was $63.78 million (1.44% of total loans), compared to $43.68 million at December 31, 2019 (0.99% of total loans), and $38.65 million (0.99% of total loans) at March 31, 2019.

Capital / Dividend / Stock Repurchase Program

The Company’s capital position during the March 2020 quarter was benefitted by net income of $1.4 million, which was offset by the purchase of shares through the Company’s stock repurchase program. Early in the quarter, the Company purchased 220,222 shares, at an average price of $29.45, for a total cost of $6.5 million.

The Company’s and Bank’s capital ratios at March 31, 2020 all remain strong. Such ratios remain well above regulatory well capitalized standards.

The Company employs quarterly capital stress testing – adverse case and severely adverse case. In the December 31, 2019 severely, adverse case, no growth scenario, the Bank remains well capitalized over a two-year stress period. With a Pandemic stress overlay, the Bank still remains well capitalized over the two-year stress period. For further details, see the Q1 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

As previously announced, on April 28, 2020, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share payable on May 27, 2020 to shareholders of record on May 12, 2020.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $5.8 billion and AUM/AUA administration of $6.4 billion as of March 31, 2020. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers. Peapack Private, the bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice and solutions, to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service. Visit www.pgbank.com and www.peapackprivate.com for more information.

The foregoing may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management’s confidence and strategies and management’s expectations about new and existing programs and products, investments, relationships, opportunities and market conditions. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect,” “look,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “may” or similar statements or variations of such terms. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • our inability to successfully grow our business and implement our strategic plan, including an inability to generate revenues to offset the increased personnel and other costs related to the strategic plan;

  • the impact of anticipated higher operating expenses in 2020 and beyond;

  • our inability to successfully integrate wealth management firm acquisitions;

  • our inability to manage our growth;

  • our inability to successfully integrate our expanded employee base;

  • an unexpected decline in the economy, in particular in our New Jersey and New York market areas;

  • declines in our net interest margin caused by the interest rate environment and/or our highly competitive market;

  • declines in value in our investment portfolio;

  • impact on our business from a pandemic event on our business, operations, customers, allowance for loan losses and capital levels;

  • higher than expected increases in our allowance for loan and lease losses;

  • higher than expected increases in loan and lease losses or in the level of nonperforming loans;

  • changes in interest rates;

  • decline in real estate values within our market areas;

  • legislative and regulatory actions (including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Basel III and related regulations) that may result in increased compliance costs;

  • successful cyberattacks against our IT infrastructure and that of our IT and third party providers;

  • higher than expected FDIC insurance premiums;

  • adverse weather conditions;

  • our inability to successfully generate new business in new geographic markets;

  • our inability to execute upon new business initiatives;

  • our lack of liquidity to fund our various cash obligations;

  • reduction in our lower-cost funding sources;

  • our inability to adapt to technological changes;

  • claims and litigation pertaining to fiduciary responsibility, environmental laws and other matters;

  • our inability to retain key employees;

  • demands for loans and deposits in our market areas;

  • adverse changes in securities markets;

  • changes in accounting policies and practices; and

  • other unexpected material adverse changes in our operations or earnings.


Further, given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and when and how the economy may be reopened. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we could be subject to any of the following risks, any of which could have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations:

  • demand for our products and services may decline, making it difficult to grow assets and income;

  • if the economy is unable to substantially reopen, and high levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase, resulting in increased charges and reduced income;

  • collateral for loans, especially real estate, may decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase;

  • our allowance for loan losses may have to be increased if borrowers experience financial difficulties, which will adversely affect our net income;

  • the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us;

  • as the result of the decline in the Federal Reserve Board’s target federal funds rate to near 0%, the yield on our assets may decline to a greater extent than the decline in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities, reducing our net interest margin and spread and reducing net income;

  • a material decrease in net income or a net loss over several quarters could result in a decrease in the rate of our quarterly cash dividend;

  • our wealth management revenues may decline with continuing market turmoil;

  • our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely; and

  • FDIC premiums may increase if the agency experience additional resolution costs.

A discussion of these and other factors that could affect our results is included in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

(Tables to follow)

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Dollars in Thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

Income Statement Data:

Interest income

$

45,395

$

45,556

$

45,948

$

44,603

$

44,563

Interest expense

13,648

14,642

15,863

15,335

14,556

Net interest income

31,747

30,914

30,085

29,268

30,007

Wealth management fee income

9,955

10,120

9,501

9,568

9,174

Service charges and fees

816

893

882

897

816

Bank owned life insurance

328

325

332

326

338

Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (B)
(Mortgage banking)

292

344

198

132

47

Loss on loans held for sale at lower of cost or
fair value

(3

)

(4

)

(6

)

Fee income related to loan level, back-to-back (B)
swaps

1,418

2,459

2,349

721

270

Gain on sale of SBA loans (B)

1,054

929

224

573

419

Other income

459

504

902

740

606

Securities gains/(losses), net

198

(45

)

34

69

59

Total other income

14,517

15,525

14,416

13,026

11,729

Salaries and employee benefits

19,226

17,954

17,476

17,543

17,156

Premises and equipment

4,043

3,898

3,849

3,600

3,388

FDIC insurance expense

250

(277

)

277

277

Other expenses

4,716

4,849

5,211

4,753

4,894

Total operating expenses

28,235

26,701

26,259

26,173

25,715

Pretax income before provision for loan losses

18,029

19,738

18,242

16,121

16,021

Provision for loan and lease losses (A)

20,000

1,950

800

1,150

100

(Loss)/income before income taxes

(1,971

)

17,788

17,442

14,971

15,921

Income tax (benefit)/expense (C)

(3,344

)

5,555

5,216

3,421

4,496

Net income

$

1,373

$

12,233

$

12,226

$

11,550

$

11,425

Total revenue (D)

$

46,264

$

46,439

$

44,501

$

42,294

$

41,736

Per Common Share Data:

Earnings per share (basic)

$

0.07

$

0.64

$

0.63

$

0.59

$

0.59

Earnings per share (diluted)

0.07

0.64

0.63

0.59

0.58

Weighted average number of common
shares outstanding:

Basic

18,858,343

18,966,917

19,314,666

19,447,155

19,350,452

Diluted

19,079,575

19,207,738

19,484,905

19,568,371

19,658,006

Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets annualized (ROAA)

0.11

%

0.98

%

1.00

%

0.99

%

0.98

%

Return on average equity annualized (ROAE)

1.08

%

9.81

%

9.87

%

9.49

%

9.65

%

Net interest margin (tax- equivalent basis)

2.57

%

2.60

%

2.60

%

2.64

%

2.70

%

GAAP efficiency ratio (E)

61.03

%

57.50

%

59.01

%

61.88

%

61.61

%

Operating expenses / average assets annualized

2.18

%

2.13

%

2.16

%

2.25

%

2.21

%

(A) The March 2020 quarter included a provision for loan and lease losses of $20.0 million. The increase in the provision for loan and lease losses was primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
(B) Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (mortgage banking), fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps and gain on sale of SBA loans are all included in “capital markets activity” as referred to within the earnings release
(C) The March 2020 quarter included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.
(D) Total revenue includes net interest income plus total other income.
(E) Calculated as total operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue. For Non-GAAP efficiency ratio, see Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION

(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)

As of

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

6,171

$

6,591

$

5,770

$

5,351

$

4,726

Federal funds sold

102

102

101

101

101

Interest-earning deposits (A)

767,730

201,492

221,242

298,575

235,487

Total cash and cash equivalents

774,003

208,185

227,113

304,027

240,314

Securities available for sale

400,558

390,755

349,989

378,839

384,400

Equity security

14,034

10,836

7,881

4,847

4,778

FHLB and FRB stock, at cost

40,871

24,068

21,403

18,338

18,460

Residential mortgage

532,063

552,019

561,543

572,926

569,304

Multifamily mortgage

1,203,487

1,210,003

1,197,093

1,129,476

1,104,406

Commercial mortgage

760,648

761,244

721,261

694,674

705,221

Commercial loans

1,810,214

1,776,450

1,575,076

1,518,591

1,410,146

Consumer loans

53,365

54,372

53,829

53,995

54,276

Home equity lines of credit

55,856

57,248

58,423

62,522

57,639

Other loans

347

349

380

424

355

Total loans

4,415,980

4,411,685

4,167,605

4,032,608

3,901,347

Less: Allowances for loan and lease losses

63,783

43,676

41,580

39,791

38,653

Net loans

4,352,197

4,368,009

4,126,025

3,992,817

3,862,694

Premises and equipment

21,243

20,913

20,898

20,987

21,201

Other real estate owned

50

50

336

Accrued interest receivable

11,816

10,494

11,759

11,594

11,688

Bank owned life insurance

46,309

46,128

45,940

45,744

45,554

Goodwill and other intangible assets

40,265

40,588

41,111

31,941

32,170

Finance lease right-of-use assets

4,891

5,078

5,265

5,452

5,639

Operating lease right-of-use assets

11,553

12,132

10,328

11,017

7,541

Other assets (B)

113,668

45,643

57,361

45,631

27,867

TOTAL ASSETS

$

5,831,458

$

5,182,879

$

4,925,409

$

4,871,234

$

4,662,306

LIABILITIES

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits

$

581,085

$

529,281

$

544,464

$

544,431

$

476,013

Interest-bearing demand deposits

1,680,452

1,510,363

1,352,471

1,388,821

1,268,823

Savings

112,668

112,652

115,448

112,438

114,865

Money market accounts

1,163,410

1,196,313

1,196,188

1,207,358

1,209,835

Certificates of deposit – Retail

651,000

633,763

583,425

570,384

545,450

Certificates of deposit – Listing Service

38,895

47,430

55,664

58,541

68,055

Subtotal “customer” deposits

4,227,510

4,029,802

3,847,660

3,881,973

3,683,041

IB Demand – Brokered

180,000

180,000

180,000

180,000

180,000

Certificates of deposit – Brokered

33,723

33,709

33,696

33,682

56,165

Total deposits

4,441,233

4,243,511

4,061,356

4,095,655

3,919,206

Short-term borrowings (A)

515,000

128,100

67,000

FHLB advances

105,000

105,000

105,000

105,000

105,000

Finance lease liability

7,402

7,598

7,793

7,985

8,175

Operating lease liability

11,852

12,423

10,619

11,269

7,683

Subordinated debt, net

83,473

83,417

83,361

83,305

83,249

Other liabilities (B)

160,173

91,227

94,930

74,132

57,521

Due to brokers

10,885

7,951

TOTAL LIABILITIES

5,335,018

4,679,227

4,430,059

4,377,346

4,180,834

Shareholders’ equity

496,440

503,652

495,350

493,888

481,472

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

5,831,458

$

5,182,879

$

4,925,409

$

4,871,234

$

4,662,306

Assets under management and / or administration at
Peapack-Gladstone Banks Private Wealth Management
Division (market value, not included above-dollars in billions)

$

6.4

$

7.5

$

7.0

$

6.6

$

6.3

(A) The increase in interest-earning deposits and short-term borrowings at March 31, 2020 is primarily due to a one-month FHLB Advance for $500.0 million transacted on March 23, 2020 with proceeds maintained to bolster the Company’s on-balance-sheet liquidity which was repaid on April 24, 2020.
(B) The increase in other assets and other liabilities at March 31, 2020 is was primarily due to the change in the fair value of our back-to-back swap program.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)

As of

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

Asset Quality:

Loans past due over 90 days and still accruing

$

$

$

$

$

Nonaccrual loans (A)

29,324

28,881

29,383

31,150

24,892

Other real estate owned

50

50

336

Total nonperforming assets

$

29,374

$

28,931

$

29,719

$

31,150

$

24,892

Nonperforming loans to total loans

0.66

%

0.65

%

0.71

%

0.77

%

0.64

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.50

%

0.56

%

0.60

%

0.64

%

0.53

%

Performing TDRs (B)(C)

$

2,389

$

2,357

$

2,527

$

3,772

$

4,274

Loans past due 30 through 89 days and still accruing (D)

$

8,261

$

1,910

$

6,333

$

432

$

2,492

Classified loans

$

58,938

$

58,908

$

53,882

$

56,135

$

51,306

Impaired loans

$

36,369

$

35,924

$

36,627

$

34,941

$

29,185

Allowance for loan and lease losses:

Beginning of period

$

43,676

$

41,580

$

39,791

$

38,653

$

38,504

Provision for loan and lease losses

20,000

1,950

800

1,150

100

Recoveries (charge-offs), net

107

146

989

(12

)

49

End of period

$

63,783

$

43,676

$

41,580

$

39,791

$

38,653

ALLL to nonperforming loans

217.51

%

151.23

%

141.51

%

127.74

%

155.28

%

ALLL to total loans

1.444

%

0.990

%

0.998

%

0.987

%

0.991

%

General ALLL to total loans (E)

1.301

%

0.927

%

0.932

%

0.956

%

0.984

%

(A) Includes one casual dining commercial banking relationship, with a balance of $5.9 million at March 31, 2020, that went on nonaccrual at June 30, 2019.
(B) Amounts reflect TDRs that are paying according to restructured terms.
(C) Amount does not include $25.9 million at March 31, 2020, $25.8 million at December 31, 2019, $19.7 million at September 30, 2019, $19.8 million at June 30, 2019 and $20.0 million at March 31, 2019, of TDRs included in nonaccrual loans.
(D) Includes a non-owner occupied CRE loan with a balance of $3.5 million at March 31, 2020. This loan was brought fully current in early April 2020. The $6.3 million at September 30, 2019 included one $4.3 million commercial real estate loan that was in process of a rate modification (not a TDR modification). The loan was brought fully current in early October 2019.
(E) Total ALLL less specific reserves equals general ALLL.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)

March 31,

December 31,

March 31,

2020 (I)

2019

2019

Capital Adequacy

Equity to total assets (A)

8.51

%

9.72

%

10.33

%

Tangible Equity to tangible assets (B)

7.88

%

9.01

%

9.70

%

Book value per share (C)

$

26.33

$

26.61

$

24.76

Tangible Book Value per share (D)

$

24.20

$

24.47

$

23.11

March 31,

December 31,

March 31,

2020

2019

2019

Regulatory Capital Holding Company

Tier I leverage

$

458,640

8.93

%

$

463,521

9.33

%

$

450,244

9.76

%

Tier I capital to risk-weighted assets

458,640

10.71

463,521

11.14

450,244

12.19

Common equity tier I capital ratio
to risk-weighted assets

458,639

10.71

463,520

11.14

450,242

12.19

Tier I & II capital to risk-weighted assets

595,770

13.91

590,614

14.20

572,146

15.49

Regulatory Capital Bank

Tier I leverage (E)

$

527,433

10.28

%

$

527,833

10.63

%

$

518,702

11.25

%

Tier I capital to risk-weighted assets (F)

527,433

12.33

527,833

12.70

518,702

14.06

Common equity tier I capital ratio
to risk-weighted assets (G)

527,432

12.33

527,832

12.70

518,700

14.06

Tier I & II capital to risk-weighted assets (H)

581,025

13.58

571,509

13.76

557,355

15.10

(A) Equity to total assets is calculated as total shareholders’ equity as a percentage of total assets at period end.
(B) Tangible equity and tangible assets are calculated by excluding the balance of intangible assets from shareholders’ equity and total assets, respectively. Tangible equity as a percentage of tangible assets at period end is calculated by dividing tangible equity by tangible assets at period end. See Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.
(C) Book value per common share is calculated by dividing shareholders’ equity by period end common shares outstanding.
(D) Tangible book value per excludes intangible assets. Tangible book value per share is calculated by dividing tangible equity by period end common shares outstanding. See Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation tables.
(E) Regulatory well capitalized standard = 5.00% ($257 million)
(F) Regulatory well capitalized standard = 6.50% ($278 million)
(G) Regulatory well capitalized standard = 8.00% ($342 million)
(H) Regulatory well capitalized standard = 10.00% ($428 million)
(I) The increase in interest-earning deposits funded by the $500.0 million FHLB Advance inflated Total Assets at March 31, 2020 by that amount. This had the effect of reducing the equity to total assets ratio and tangible equity to tangible assets ratio by 0.80% and 0.74%, respectively.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
LOANS CLOSED
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)

For the Quarters Ended

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

Residential loans retained

$

14,831

$

17,115

$

19,073

$

21,998

$

10,839

Residential loans sold

19,391

21,255

15,846

9,785

3,090

Total residential loans

34,222

38,370

34,919

31,783

13,929

Commercial real estate

8,858

52,630

43,414

34,204

21,025

Multifamily

61,998

63,627

77,138

58,604

21,122

Commercial (C&I) loans (A) (B)

42,908

174,946

228,903

143,944

141,128

SBA

13,830

19,195

3,510

3,740

9,050

Wealth lines of credit (A)

3,250

42,575

6,980

6,725

7,380

Total commercial loans

130,844

352,973

359,945

247,217

199,705

Installment loans

256

984

362

1,497

558

Home equity lines of credit (A)

3,632

2,414

5,631

3,626

1,607

Total loans closed

$

168,954

$

394,741

$

400,857

$

284,123

$

215,799

(A) Includes loans and lines of credit that closed in the period but not necessarily funded.
(B) Includes equipment finance.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET
UNAUDITED
THREE MONTHS ENDED
(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)

March 31, 2020

March 31, 2019

Average

Income/

Average

Income/

Balance

Expense

Yield

Balance

Expense

Yield

ASSETS:

Interest-earning assets:

Investments:

Taxable (A)

$

411,806

$

2,459

2.39

%

$

387,566

$

2,684

2.77

%

Tax-exempt (A) (B)

10,534

131

4.97

17,345

210

4.84

Loans (B) (C):

Mortgages

535,114

4,576

3.42

571,637

4,895

3.43

Commercial mortgages

1,955,808

18,483

3.78

1,824,371

18,021

3.95

Commercial

1,758,137

18,593

4.23

1,379,585

16,750

4.86

Commercial construction

5,629

88

6.25

Installment

53,983

464

3.44

55,215

577

4.18

Home equity

55,654

614

4.41

60,421

766

5.07

Other

364

9

9.89

412

11

10.68

Total loans

4,364,689

42,827

3.92

3,891,641

41,020

4.22

Federal funds sold

102

0.25

101

0.25

Interest-earning deposits

251,566

552

0.88

237,251

1,270

2.14

Total interest-earning assets

5,038,697

45,969

3.65

%

4,533,904

45,184

3.99

%

Noninterest-earning assets:

Cash and due from banks

5,517

5,398

Allowance for loan and lease losses

(44,368

)

(38,948

)

Premises and equipment

21,145

21,467

Other assets

161,452

122,102

Total noninterest-earning assets

143,746

110,019

Total assets

$

5,182,443

$

4,643,923

LIABILITIES:

Interest-bearing deposits:

Checking

$

1,540,798

$

3,447

0.89

%

$

1,284,611

$

3,710

1.16

%

Money markets

1,192,049

2,981

1.00

1,208,004

4,335

1.44

Savings

110,905

15

0.05

114,003

16

0.06

Certificates of deposit – retail

698,019

3,694

2.12

607,178

3,234

2.13

Subtotal interest-bearing deposits

3,541,771

10,137

1.14

3,213,796

11,295

1.41

Interest-bearing demand – brokered

180,000

923

2.05

180,000

739

1.64

Certificates of deposit – brokered

33,715

263

3.12

56,154

365

2.60

Total interest-bearing deposits

3,755,486

11,323

1.21

3,449,950

12,399

1.44

Borrowings

183,398

1,012

2.21

105,900

834

3.15

Capital lease obligation

7,475

90

4.82

8,244

99

4.80

Subordinated debt

83,439

1,223

5.86

83,213

1,224

5.88

Total interest-bearing liabilities

4,029,798

13,648

1.35

%

3,647,307

14,556

1.60

%

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

542,557

471,265

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

101,662

51,791

Total noninterest-bearing liabilities

644,219

523,056

Shareholders’ equity

508,426

473,560

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

5,182,443

$

4,643,923

Net interest income

$

32,321

$

30,628

Net interest spread

2.30

%

2.39

%

Net interest margin (D)

2.57

%

2.70

%

(A) Average balances for available for sale securities are based on amortized cost.
(B) Interest income is presented on a tax-equivalent basis using a 21% federal tax rate.
(C) Loans are stated net of unearned income and include nonaccrual loans.
(D) Net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis as a percentage of total average interest-earning assets.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET
UNAUDITED
THREE MONTHS ENDED
(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)

March 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Average

Income/

Average

Income/

Balance

Expense

Yield

Balance

Expense

Yield

ASSETS:

Interest-earning assets:

Investments:

Taxable (A)

$

411,806

$

2,459

2.39

%

$

393,549

$

2,428

2.47

%

Tax-exempt (A) (B)

10,534

131

4.97

12,037

147

4.88

Loans (B) (C):

Mortgages

535,114

4,576

3.42

557,132

4,780

3.43

Commercial mortgages

1,955,808

18,483

3.78

1,959,902

18,588

3.79

Commercial

1,758,137

18,593

4.23

1,662,026

18,413

4.43

Commercial construction

5,629

88

6.25

4,842

81

7

Installment

53,983

464

3.44

54,562

524

3.84

Home equity

55,654

614

4.41

58,082

662

4.56

Other

364

9

9.89

379

10

10.55

Total loans

4,364,689

42,827

3.92

4,296,925

43,058

4.01

Federal funds sold

102

0.25

102

0.25

Interest-earning deposits

251,566

552

0.88

159,759

560

1.40

Total interest-earning assets

5,038,697

45,969

3.65

%

4,862,372

46,193

3.80

%

Noninterest-earning assets:

Cash and due from banks

5,517

5,600

Allowance for loan and lease losses

(44,368

)

(42,374

)

Premises and equipment

21,145

20,946

Other assets

161,452

166,868

Total noninterest-earning assets

143,746

151,040

Total assets

$

5,182,443

$

5,013,412

LIABILITIES:

Interest-bearing deposits:

Checking

$

1,540,798

$

3,447

0.89

%

$

1,407,151

$

3,489

0.99

%

Money markets

1,192,049

2,981

1.00

1,169,413

3,456

1.18

Savings

110,905

15

0.05

112,597

16

0.06

Certificates of deposit – retail

698,019

3,694

2.12

660,159

3,734

2.26

Subtotal interest-bearing deposits

3,541,771

10,137

1.14

3,349,320

10,695

1.28

Interest-bearing demand – brokered

180,000

923

2.05

180,000

981

2.18

Certificates of deposit – brokered

33,715

263

3.12

33,702

267

3.17

Total interest-bearing deposits

3,755,486

11,323

1.21

3,563,022

11,943

1.34

Borrowings

183,398

1,012

2.21

221,462

1,383

2.50

Capital lease obligation

7,475

90

4.82

7,669

92

4.80

Subordinated debt

83,439

1,223

5.86

83,385

1,224

5.87

Total interest-bearing liabilities

4,029,798

13,648

1.35

%

3,875,538

14,642

1.51

%

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

542,557

539,501

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

101,662

99,702

Total noninterest-bearing liabilities

644,219

639,203

Shareholders’ equity

508,426

498,671

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

5,182,443

$

5,013,412

Net interest income

$

32,321

$

31,551

Net interest spread

2.30

%

2.29

%

Net interest margin (D)

2.57

%

2.60

%

(A) Average balances for available for sale securities are based on amortized cost.
(B) Interest income is presented on a tax-equivalent basis using a 21% federal tax rate.
(C) Loans are stated net of unearned income and include nonaccrual loans.
(D) Net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis as a percentage of total average interest-earning assets.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES RECONCILIATION

Tangible book value per share and tangible equity as a percentage of tangible assets at period end are non-GAAP financial measures derived from GAAP-based amounts. We calculate tangible equity and tangible assets by excluding the balance of intangible assets from shareholders’ equity and total assets, respectively. We calculate tangible book value per share by dividing tangible equity by period end common shares outstanding, as compared to book value per common share, which we calculate by dividing shareholders’ equity by period end common shares outstanding. We calculate tangible equity as a percentage of tangible assets at period end by dividing tangible equity by tangible assets at period end. We believe that this is consistent with the treatment by bank regulatory agencies, which exclude intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios.

The efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP measure of expense control relative to recurring revenue. We calculate the efficiency ratio by dividing total noninterest expenses, excluding ORE provision, as determined under GAAP, by net interest income and total noninterest income as determined under GAAP, but excluding net gains/(losses) on loans held for sale at lower of cost or fair value and excluding net gains on securities from this calculation, which we refer to below as recurring revenue. We believe that this provides one reasonable measure of core expenses relative to core revenue.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide information that is important to investors and that is useful in understanding our financial position, results and ratios. Our management internally assesses our performance based, in part, on these measures. However, these non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental and are not a substitute for an analysis based on GAAP measures. As other companies may use different calculations for these measures, this presentation may not be comparable to other similarly titles measures reported by other companies. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures of tangible common equity, tangible book value per share and efficiency ratio to the underlying GAAP numbers is set forth below.

Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Tangible Book Value Per Share

2020 (A)

2019

2019

2019

2019

Shareholders’ equity

$

496,440

$

503,652

$

495,350

$

493,888

$

481,472

Less: Intangible assets, net

40,265

40,588

41,111

31,941

32,170

Tangible equity

456,175

463,064

454,239

461,947

449,302

Period end shares outstanding

18,852,523

18,926,810

18,999,241

19,456,312

19,445,363

Tangible book value per share

$

24.20

$

24.47

$

23.91

$

23.74

$

23.11

Book value per share

26.33

26.61

26.07

25.38

24.76

Tangible Equity to Tangible Assets

Total assets

$

5,831,458

$

5,182,879

$

4,925,409

$

4,871,234

$

4,662,306

Less: Intangible assets, net

40,265

40,588

41,111

31,941

32,170

Tangible assets

5,791,193

5,142,291

4,884,298

4,839,293

4,630,136

Tangible equity to tangible assets

7.88

%

9.01

%

9.30

%

9.55

%

9.70

%

Equity to assets

8.51

%

9.72

%

10.06

%

10.14

%

10.33

%

(A) The increase in interest-earning deposits funded by the $500.0 million FHLB Advance inflated Total Assets at March 31, 2020 by that amount. This had the effect of reducing the equity to total assets ratio and tangible equity to tangible assets ratio by 0.80% and 0.74%, respectively.

Three Months Ended

March 31,

Dec 31,

Sept 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Efficiency Ratio

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

Net interest income

$

31,747

$

30,914

$

30,085

$

29,268

$

30,007

Total other income

14,517

15,525

14,416

13,026

11,729

Less: Loss on loans held for sale

at lower of cost or fair value

3

4

6

Less: Income from life insurance proceeds

Add: Securities (gains)/losses, net

(198

)

45

(34

)

(69

)

(59

)

Total recurring revenue

46,069

46,488

44,473

42,225

41,677

Operating expenses

28,235

26,701

26,259

26,173

25,715

Less: ORE provision

Total operating expense

28,235

26,701

26,259

26,173

25,715

Efficiency ratio

61.29

%

57.44

%

59.04

%

61.98

%

61.70

%

Contact:

Jeffrey J. Carfora, SEVP and CFO

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation

T: 908-719-4308