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Seacoast Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

Record Mortgage Banking and Wealth Management Performance Highlight Q1 Results

Well Positioned Balance Sheet with Strong Capital and Liquidity

STUART, Fla., April 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (“Seacoast” or the "Company”) (SBCF) today reported net income in the first quarter of 2020 of $0.7 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, including $4.6 million in merger-related charges and provision for loan losses of $29.5 million. The net interest margin increased 9 basis points to 3.93%, the ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets was 10.68% and Tier 1 capital was 15.5% at March 31, 2020.

Dennis S. Hudson, III, Seacoast’s Chairman and CEO, said, “Our results for the first quarter of 2020, as with all businesses, must be framed within the context of COVID-19 and its impact on our communities. Our priority in addressing the pandemic thus far has been to carefully adjust our operations to protect the health and welfare of our associates and customers while continuing to offer digital banking products and services that can be accessed anywhere.”

Hudson added, “With over 90 years’ experience in an area prone to hurricanes, Seacoast has a robust and well tested business continuity program that has rapidly mobilized our response to this crisis. We shifted branch operations to remain open by drive-thru or lobby appointment only, implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, and our operational teams are working remotely or in staggered shifts. As an SBA preferred lender, we are well-positioned to help our business customers access the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). We processed over 1,600 loans, totaling over $388 million in the first round of the program. I am proud of our team's exceptional effort to support our communities through this unprecedented time.”

Charles M. Shaffer, Seacoast’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, said, “In 2019, Seacoast delivered record financial performance, driven by our balanced growth strategy and emphasis on efficient operations. With extraordinary circumstances now facing all of us, we believe that we are well-positioned when compared to peers for the challenges that lie ahead. We enter this period from a position of strength, with our prior strategic initiatives resulting in a robust capital base, a diverse loan portfolio and a prudent liquidity position that should allow us to support our customers despite the uncertain environment. First quarter results include strong performance across multiple business lines, including record new asset acquisition in wealth management and maximizing market opportunities in mortgage banking. We will continue our commitment to maintaining a fortress balance sheet, demonstrating resilience while generating shareholder value over the long term.”

Adoption of CECL
On January 1, 2020, the Company adopted new accounting guidance that introduces the current expected credit losses (“CECL”) methodology for estimating allowances for credit losses. The adoption resulted in an increase to the allowance for credit losses on loans of $21.2 million and an addition to the reserve for unfunded commitments of $1.8 million. Under the accounting rules, adoption had no impact on the income statement and resulted in an adjustment to retained earnings, net of taxes, of $16.9 million. In March 2020, regulatory guidance was issued that allows banking organizations to delay the effects of CECL on regulatory capital calculations for two years, followed by a three-year transition period. As a result, initial adoption at January 1, 2020 had no impact on the Company’s regulatory capital ratios.

Acquisition of First Bank of the Palm Beaches
The purchase of First Bank of the Palm Beaches ("FBPB") in the first quarter of 2020 increases Seacoast’s market share as the #1 community bank in the attractive Palm Beach market. FBPB operated two branches, which have converted to Seacoast branches, with deposits of $174 million and loans of $147 million at the time of acquisition. The Company increased its allowance for credit losses at the time of acquisition by $2.3 million, recording provision for credit losses of $1.8 million. The remaining $0.5 million, which represents the allowance on purchased credit deteriorated loans, was recorded as part of the purchase price in accordance with the new CECL guidance.

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Income Statement

  • Net income was $0.7 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to $27.2 million, or $0.52, for the prior quarter and $22.7 million, or $0.44, for the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted net income1 was $5.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $26.8 million, or $0.52, for the prior quarter and $24.2 million, or $0.47, for the first quarter of 2019.

  • Net revenues were $77.9 million, a decrease of $0.3 million compared to the prior quarter, and an increase of $4.3 million, or 6%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted revenues1 were $77.8 million, an increase of $2.2 million, or 3%, from the prior quarter and an increase of $4.2 million, or 6%, from the first quarter of 2019.

  • Net interest income totaled $63.2 million, an increase of $1.4 million, or 2%, from the prior quarter and an increase of $2.4 million, or 4%, from the first quarter of 2019.

  • Net interest margin was 3.93% in the first quarter of 2020, 3.84% in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 4.02% in the first quarter of 2019. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2019, the yield on loans increased 1 basis point due to an increase in accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans offset by the impact of Federal Reserve rate cuts in March 2020. The effect on net interest margin from accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans was 27 basis points in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 21 basis points in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 26 basis points in the first quarter of 2019. Excluding the impact of accretion, the net interest margin increased 3 basis points from the prior quarter and the yield on loans contracted 6 basis points. The 13 basis point increase in the yield on securities reflects prepayment penalties received on early payoffs of mortgage-backed securities. The cost of deposits decreased 4 basis points to 0.57%. The full benefit resulting from reductions in offered customer deposit rates was muted by strategic efforts to increase brokered deposit funding, bolstering the Company's liquidity, a prudent action arising from the current economic environment.

  • Noninterest income totaled $14.7 million, a decrease of $1.7 million, or 10%, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of $1.9 million, or 14%, compared to the previous year. Results for the fourth quarter of 2019 included $2.5 million in realized gains on sales of securities. Other changes in noninterest income compared to the fourth quarter of 2019 consisted of the following:

    • Mortgage banking fees increased $0.7 million to $2.2 million, reflecting a vibrant residential refinance market.

    • Wealth management income increased by $0.3 million, or 18%, to a record $1.9 million, with an additional $44 million in new assets under management acquired in the first quarter of 2020.

    • Other income increased $0.8 million on higher revenue from SBIC investments.

    • SBA gains were lower by $0.4 million, the result of lower production of saleable SBA loans.

  • The provision for credit losses was $29.5 million compared to $4.8 million in the prior quarter and $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2019. Under the CECL approach, the Company establishes a reserve for the full amount of expected credit losses over the life of the loans. The estimate is based on current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts. The use of CECL requires earlier recognition, when compared with the previous accounting guidance, of credit losses that are deemed expected but not yet probable. Given the uncertainty of the current economic environment, management applied significant judgment in estimating the impact on the portfolio of potential economic downturn scenarios, including the severity and duration of these scenarios and the potential impact of the government's economic support programs.

  • Noninterest expense was $47.8 million, an increase of $9.7 million, or 26%, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of $4.7 million, or 11%, from the first quarter of 2019. The first quarter of 2020 included $4.6 million in merger-related charges, including change in control payments, legal and investment banking fees, and technology contract termination fees associated with the FBPB and Fourth Street Banking Company acquisitions. Merger-related charges are removed from the presentation of adjusted results. Changes from the fourth quarter of 2019 consisted of the following:

    • Salaries, wages, and employee benefits increased $7.4 million, of which $2.2 million was acquisition- related. The remaining increase was the result of recruiting seasoned bankers, a return of payroll taxes and 401(k) contribution expenses, and the reactivation of incentive accruals, all in line with prior years' seasonality. Additionally, the first quarter included $0.3 million in bonuses for retail associates, who are keeping critical functions operating at full capacity through this pandemic. Lastly, deferred loan origination costs were impacted by $0.5 million, the result of fewer loans originated.

    • Legal and professional fees increased $1.3 million, of which $1.1 million was acquisition-related.

    • Marketing expenses increased by $0.4 million, reflecting acquisition-related costs of $0.1 million and first quarter 2020 deposit promotions.

    • Data processing costs increased $1.0 million, including $0.8 million in merger-related data conversion expenses.

    • The sale of a former branch property resulted in a $0.3 million gain.

  • Seacoast recorded $0.2 million of income tax benefit in the first quarter of 2020, compared to tax expense of $8.1 million in the prior quarter and $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2019. Tax benefits related to stock-based compensation totaled $0.3 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $0.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $0.6 million in the first quarter of 2019.

  • First quarter adjusted revenues1 increased 6% compared to prior year quarter while adjusted noninterest expense1 increased 1%, generating 5% operating leverage.

  • The efficiency ratio was 59.8% compared to 48.4% in the prior quarter and 56.6% in the first quarter of 2019. The adjusted efficiency ratio1 was 53.6% compared to 47.5% in the preceding quarter, impacted by typical seasonality, and was 55.8% in the first quarter of 2019.

1Non-GAAP measure, see “Explanation of Certain Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information and for a reconciliation to GAAP.

Balance Sheet

  • At March 31, 2020, the Company had total assets of $7.4 billion and total shareholders' equity of $991.8 million. Book value per share was $18.82, and tangible book value per share was $14.42, compared to $19.13 and $14.76, respectively, at December 31, 2019 and $17.44 and $12.98, respectively, at March 31, 2019. Year-over-year, tangible book value per share increased by 11%.

  • Debt securities totaled $1.2 billion at March 31, 2020, a decrease of $45.5 million compared to December 31, 2019 and a decrease of $10.4 million from March 31, 2019.

  • Loans totaled $5.3 billion at March 31, 2020, an increase of $118.8 million, or 2%, compared to December 31, 2019, and an increase of $488.8 million, or 10%, from March 31, 2019. Excluding FBPB acquired loans, which were valued at $146.9 million, loans outstanding declined by $28.1 million, driven by a purposeful slowing of originations during the quarter as the impact of COVID-19 on our local economies became apparent.

    • Seacoast began accepting applications from customers on Friday, April 3 for the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"). In the first round of the program, Seacoast processed over 1,600 loans for its customers, totaling over $388 million. As an SBA preferred lender, the Company will continue its focus in helping small businesses access the program in the second quarter.

    • New loan originations were $323.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $587.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $309.8 million in the first quarter of 2019.

      • Commercial originations during the first quarter of 2020 were $183.3 million, compared to $304.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $186.0 million in the first quarter of 2019.

      • Residential loan originations were $88.6 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $126.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $82.2 million in the first quarter of 2019.

      • Consumer originations in the first quarter of 2020 were $51.5 million, compared to $57.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $41.6 million in the first quarter of 2019.

  • Pipelines (loans in underwriting and approval or approved and not yet closed) totaled $287.3 million at March 31, 2020, with notable decreases in commercial and small business due to COVID-19 and the resulting economic impacts, offset by continued residential refinancing activity. Early in the second quarter of 2020, the Company's business bankers and operational resources have been focused on supporting borrowers with access to PPP program funds.

    • Commercial pipelines were $171.1 million as of March 31, 2020, compared to $277.8 million as of the prior quarter end and $193.7 million as of March 31, 2019. The decline in pipeline quarter over quarter was the result of a more selective approach on new credits given the economic outlook associated with COVID-19.

    • Residential saleable pipelines were $75.2 million as of March 31, 2020 compared to $19.0 million as of the prior quarter end and $25.9 million as of March 31, 2019. The increase reflects the impact of a vibrant refinance market.

    • Retained residential pipelines were $11.8 million as of March 31, 2020, compared to $19.1 million as of the prior quarter end and $19.3 million as of March 31, 2019. The decrease is the result of the Company's focus on generating saleable production.

    • Consumer pipelines were $29.1 million as of March 31, 2020, compared to $23.3 million as of the prior quarter end and $51.3 million as of March 31, 2019.

  • Total deposits were $5.9 billion as of March 31, 2020, an increase of $302.7 million, or 5%, sequentially and an increase of $281.9 million, or 5%, from the prior year.

    • The acquisition of FBPB contributed $174 million in deposits.

    • The overall cost of deposits declined to 57 basis points in the first quarter of 2020 from 61 basis points in the prior quarter, reflecting the impact of rate cuts by the Federal Reserve during the first quarter of 2020, moderated by the strategic use of brokered deposits to bolster liquidity.

    • Total transaction accounts increased 6% quarter-over-quarter, including $72.1 million acquired from FBPB. Transaction accounts continue to represent 50% of overall deposit funding.

    • Interest-bearing deposits (interest-bearing demand, savings and money market deposits) increased year-over-year $112.5 million, or 4%, to $2.9 billion, noninterest-bearing demand deposits increased $27.6 million, or 2%, to $1.7 billion, and CDs (excluding brokered) decreased $88.1 million, or 12%, to $672.7 million.

Asset Quality

  • Seacoast is supporting the needs of its communities with access to payment deferral programs for borrowers experiencing financial hardship. As of April 22, 2020, approximately 2,500 borrowers with $1 billion in outstanding balances were participating in a payment deferral plan. Our bankers are taking proactive steps to assist our borrowers in evaluating their circumstances, planning for cash needs, and identifying CARES Act and other programs that can provide further support in these uncertain times. Our relationship-based approach, with bankers that are deeply knowledgeable about their customers and communities, will continue to provide valuable information and insight as we carefully manage credit decisions in the coming months.

  • Nonperforming loans to total loans outstanding were 0.48% at March 31, 2020, 0.52% at December 31, 2019, and 0.46% at March 31, 2019.

  • Nonperforming assets to total assets were 0.55% at March 31, 2020, 0.55% at December 31, 2019 and 0.51% at March 31, 2019. Activity in other real estate owned included a $5.5 million loan transferred in, offset by the sale of a $3.3 million former branch property.

  • The ratio of allowance for credit losses to total loans was 1.61% at March 31, 2020, 0.68% at December 31, 2019, and 0.68% at March 31, 2019.

  • Net charge-offs were $1.0 million, or 0.07%, of average loans for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $3.2 million, or 0.25%, of average loans in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $1.0 million, or 0.08% of average loans in the first quarter of 2019. Net charge-offs for the four most recent quarters averaged 0.16%.

  • Portfolio diversification, in terms of asset mix, industry, and loan type, has been a critical element of the Company's lending strategy. Exposure across industries and collateral types is broadly distributed.

  • The Company does not have any purchased loan syndications, shared national credits, or mezzanine finance.

  • Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Company has not experienced any material increase in consumer or commercial line utilization.

  • The funded balances of the top 10 and top 20 relationships represented 20% and 37%, respectively, of total consolidated risk-based capital, a decrease compared to 27% and 46% three years ago, in the first quarter of 2017. Seacoast's average commercial loan size is $375,000.

  • Construction and land development and commercial real estate loans remain well below regulatory guidance at 35% and 193% of total bank-level risk based capital, respectively, compared to 40% and 204% respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2019. On a consolidated basis, construction and land development and commercial real estate loans represent 32% and 181%, respectively, of total consolidated risk-based capital.

Capital and Liquidity

  • The tier 1 capital ratio was 15.5%, total capital ratio was 16.5% and the tier 1 leverage ratio was 12.4% at March 31, 2020

  • Tangible common equity to tangible assets was 10.7% at March 31, 2020, compared to 11.1% at December 31, 2019 and 10.18% at March 31, 2019.

  • Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2020 totaled $314.9 million, an increase of $190.3 million from December 31, 2019.

  • At March 31, 2020, the Company had available unsecured lines of credit of $160.0 million and lines of credit under lendable collateral value of $1.2 billion. $851.5 million of debt securities and $830.0 million in residential and commercial real estate loans are available as collateral for potential borrowings.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Amounts in thousands except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Quarterly Trends

1Q'20

4Q'19

3Q'19

2Q'19

1Q'19

Selected Balance Sheet Data:

Total Assets

$

7,352,894

$

7,108,511

$

6,890,645

$

6,824,886

$

6,783,389

Gross Loans

5,317,208

5,198,404

4,986,289

4,888,139

4,828,441

Total Deposits

5,887,499

5,584,753

5,673,141

5,541,209

5,605,578

Performance Measures:

Net Income

$

709

$

27,176

$

25,605

$

23,253

$

22,705

Net Interest Margin

3.93

%

3.84

%

3.89

%

3.94

%

4.02

%

Average Diluted Shares Outstanding

52,284

52,081

51,935

51,952

52,039

Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS)

$

0.01

$

0.52

$

0.49

$

0.45

$

0.44

Return on (annualized):

Average Assets (ROA)

0.04

%

1.54

%

1.49

%

1.38

%

1.36

%

Average Tangible Assets (ROTA)

0.11

1.66

1.61

1.50

1.48

Average Tangible Common Equity (ROTCE)

0.95

14.95

14.73

14.30

14.86

Efficiency Ratio

59.85

48.36

48.62

53.48

56.55

Adjusted Operating Measures1:

Adjusted Net Income

$

5,462

$

26,837

$

27,731

$

25,818

$

24,205

Adjusted Diluted EPS

0.10

0.52

0.53

0.50

0.47

Adjusted ROTA

0.32

%

1.57

%

1.67

%

1.59

%

1.50

%

Adjusted ROTCE

2.86

14.19

15.30

15.17

15.11

Adjusted Efficiency Ratio

53.61

47.52

48.96

51.44

55.81

Adjusted Noninterest Expense as a Percent of Average Tangible Assets

2.44

2.11

2.22

2.34

2.55

Other Data:

Market capitalization2

$

965,097

$

1,574,775

$

1,303,010

$

1,309,158

$

1,354,759

Full-time equivalent employees

919

867

867

852

902

Number of ATMs

76

78

80

81

84

Full-service banking offices

50

48

48

49

50

Registered online users

113,598

109,684

107,241

104,017

102,274

Registered mobile devices

104,108

99,361

96,384

92,281

87,844

1Non-GAAP measure, see “Explanation of Certain Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information and a reconciliation to GAAP

2Common shares outstanding multiplied by closing bid price on last day of each period

Vision 2020

Prior to the emergence of COVID-19, Seacoast was on track to achieve its announced Vision 2020 performance targets exiting 2020, which included an efficiency ratio below 50%, return on tangible assets above 1.30%, and a return on tangible common equity above 16%. Changes in the outlook for the economy as a result of COVID-19 will affect achievement of these targets, though it is difficult to predict to what extent. The Company intends to continue to carefully manage operating efficiency, maintain prudent credit oversight and a robust capital position. Although the business and economic impacts of COVID-19 present obvious challenges to Seacoast's operating environment, the Company is confident that its established conservative posture entering this uncertain period should serve it well.

First Quarter Operating Highlights

Modernizing How Seacoast Sells

  • During the first quarter of 2020, Seacoast introduced digital closing and notarization capabilities for residential mortgages. This technology allows the borrower, closing agent, loan officer, witnesses and a notary public to digitally participate in the electronic signing of all mortgage documents, enabling secure and fully remote loan closings. This technology has allowed remote loan closings to occur despite the stay-at-home orders that have been issued across our footprint.

  • Seacoast's continuous focus on and recent investments in operational resilience have provided a reliable experience for customers. Utilization of remote capabilities, web-enabled conferencing and digital tools ensure associates can serve their clients safely and effectively.

Lowering Cost to Serve

  • At March 31, 2020, deposits per banking center were $118 million, compared to $116 million at December 31, 2019 and $112 million at March 31, 2019.

  • Registered online users have increased by 11% from one year ago, with the number of registered mobile devices in March exceeding 100,000. Customers are seeking the convenient security of mobile banking. Since the beginning of the pandemic, online logins have increased by 42%, visits to the Seacoast website increased 47%, and customer requests made through the website increased more than 200%.

Driving Improvements to Operations

  • During the first quarter of 2020, Seacoast completed projects to improve the speed and quality of the items processing workflow and scale its source document archiving capabilities through outsourcing, while redeploying associates to other projects.

  • In response to heightened call volumes in the call center, Seacoast installed a virtual assistant that is allowing customers to chat with an automated response unit to resolve everyday banking needs such as checking balances or payments. This technology will be useful in lowering the cost to serve customers in future periods.

Scaling and Evolving Seacoast's Culture

  • Seacoast's balanced growth strategy, combining organic growth with value-creating acquisitions, continues to benefit shareholders and provide new opportunities for associates. The purchase of FBPB in the first quarter of 2020 added experienced bankers in a growing market, further supporting sustainable, profitable growth. The acquisition increases Seacoast’s market share as the #1 community bank in the attractive Palm Beach market, bringing the combined company to over $821 million in total deposits in Palm Beach County.

  • The proposed acquisition of Fourth Street Banking Company, the holding company for Freedom Bank of St. Petersburg, is expected to be completed in August 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic prompting a delay from the anticipated June closing.

OTHER INFORMATION

Conference Call Information
Seacoast will host a conference call on April 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the first quarter 2020 earnings results and business trends. Investors may call in (toll-free) by dialing (888) 517-2513 (passcode: 7733 193; host: Dennis S. Hudson). Charts will be used during the conference call and may be accessed at Seacoast's website at www.SeacoastBanking.com by selecting "Presentations" under the heading "News/Events." A replay of the call will be available for one month, beginning late afternoon of April 29, 2020 by dialing (888) 843-7419 (domestic) and using passcode: 7733 193#.

Alternatively, individuals may listen to the live webcast of the presentation by visiting Seacoast's website at www.SeacoastBanking.com. The link is located in the subsection "Presentations" under the heading "Investor Services." Beginning the afternoon of April 29, 2020, an archived version of the webcast can be accessed from this same subsection of the website. The archived webcast will be available for one year.

About Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF)
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida with approximately $7.4 billion in assets and $5.9 billion in deposits as of March 31, 2020. The Company provides integrated financial services including commercial and retail banking, wealth management, and mortgage services to customers through advanced banking solutions, and 50 traditional branches of its locally-branded, wholly-owned subsidiary bank, Seacoast Bank. Offices stretch from Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach north through the Daytona Beach area, into Orlando and Central Florida and the adjacent Tampa market, and west to Okeechobee and surrounding counties. More information about the Company is available at www.SeacoastBanking.com.

Additional Information
Seacoast has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the proposed merger of Fourth Street Banking Company (“Fourth Street”) with and into Seacoast and Freedom Bank with and into Seacoast Bank. The registration statement in connection with the Fourth Street merger includes a proxy statement of Fourth Street and a prospectus of Seacoast. A definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to shareholders of Fourth Street. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. WE URGE INVESTORS TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENTS/PROSPECTUSES AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE MERGERS OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE PROXY STATEMENTS/PROSPECTUSES BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

Investors may obtain (when available) these documents free of charge at the SEC’s Web site (www.sec.gov). In addition, documents filed with the SEC by Seacoast will be available free of charge by contacting Investor Relations at (772) 288-6085.

Fourth Street, its directors, and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the merger of the proposed merger of Fourth Street with and into Seacoast. Information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation of Fourth Street and a description of its direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC.

Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning, and protections, of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, without limitation, statements about future financial and operating results, cost savings, enhanced revenues, economic and seasonal conditions in our markets, and improvements to reported earnings that may be realized from cost controls, tax law changes, new initiatives and for integration of banks that we have acquired, or expect to acquire, including FBPB, as well as statements with respect to Seacoast's objectives, strategic plans, including Vision 2020, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts, any of which may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related effects on the U.S. economy. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates and intentions about future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Seacoast to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You should not expect us to update any forward-looking statements.

All statements other than statements of historical fact could be forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements through our use of words such as "may", "will", "anticipate", "assume", "should", "support", "indicate", "would", "believe", "contemplate", "expect", "estimate", "continue", "further", "plan", "point to", "project", "could", "intend", "target" or other similar words and expressions of the future. These forward-looking statements may not be realized due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: the effects of future economic and market conditions, including seasonality and the adverse impact of COVID-19 (economic and otherwise); governmental monetary and fiscal policies, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, as well as legislative, tax and regulatory changes; changes in accounting policies, rules and practices, including the impact of the adoption of CECL; the risks of changes in interest rates on the level and composition of deposits, loan demand, liquidity and the values of loan collateral, securities, and interest sensitive assets and liabilities; interest rate risks, sensitivities and the shape of the yield curve; uncertainty related to the impact of LIBOR calculations on securities and loans; changes in borrower credit risks and payment behaviors; changes in the availability and cost of credit and capital in the financial markets; changes in the prices, values and sales volumes of residential and commercial real estate; our ability to comply with any regulatory requirements; the effects of problems encountered by other financial institutions that adversely affect us or the banking industry; our concentration in commercial real estate loans; the failure of assumptions and estimates, as well as differences in, and changes to, economic, market and credit conditions; the impact on the valuation of our investments due to market volatility or counterparty payment risk; statutory and regulatory dividend restrictions; increases in regulatory capital requirements for banking organizations generally; the risks of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including our ability to continue to identify acquisition targets and successfully acquire desirable financial institutions; changes in technology or products that may be more difficult, costly, or less effective than anticipated; our ability to identify and address increased cybersecurity risks; inability of our risk management framework to manage risks associated with our business; dependence on key suppliers or vendors to obtain equipment or services for our business on acceptable terms; reduction in or the termination of our ability to use the mobile-based platform that is critical to our business growth strategy; the effects of war or other conflicts, acts of terrorism, natural disasters, health emergencies, epidemics or pandemics, or other catastrophic events that may affect general economic conditions; unexpected outcomes of and the costs associated with, existing or new litigation involving us; our ability to maintain adequate internal controls over financial reporting; potential claims, damages, penalties, fines and reputational damage resulting from pending or future litigation, regulatory proceedings and enforcement actions; the risks that our deferred tax assets could be reduced if estimates of future taxable income from our operations and tax planning strategies are less than currently estimated and sales of our capital stock could trigger a reduction in the amount of net operating loss carryforwards that we may be able to utilize for income tax purposes; the effects of competition from other commercial banks, thrifts, mortgage banking firms, consumer finance companies, credit unions, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, money market and other mutual funds and other financial institutions operating in our market areas and elsewhere, including institutions operating regionally, nationally and internationally, together with such competitors offering banking products and services by mail, telephone, computer and the Internet; and the failure of assumptions underlying the establishment of reserves for possible loan losses.

The risks relating to the FBPB merger and Fourth Street proposed merger include, without limitation: the timing to consummate the proposed merger; the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed merger may not be satisfied; the risk that the merger is not completed at all; the diversion of management time on issues related to the proposed merger; unexpected transaction costs, including the costs of integrating operations; the risks that the businesses will not be integrated successfully or that such integration may be more difficult, time- consuming or costly than expected; the potential failure to fully or timely realize expected revenues and revenue synergies, including as the result of revenues following the mergers being lower than expected; the risk of deposit and customer attrition; any changes in deposit mix; unexpected operating and other costs, which may differ or change from expectations; the risks of customer and employee loss and business disruptions, including, without limitation, as the result of difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees; increased competitive pressures and solicitations of customers by competitors; as well as the difficulties and risks inherent with entering new markets.

Given the many unknowns and risks being heavily weighted to the downside, our forward-looking statements are subject to the risk that conditions will be substantially different than we are currently expecting. If efforts to contain COVID-19 are unsuccessful and restrictions on movement last into the third quarter or beyond, the recession would be much longer and much more severe. Ineffective fiscal stimulus, or an extended delay in implementing it, are also major downside risks. The deeper the recession is, and the longer it lasts, the more it will damage consumer fundamentals and sentiment. This could both prolong the recession, and/or make any recovery weaker. Similarly, the recession could damage business fundamentals. And an extended global recession due to COVID-19 would weaken the U.S. recovery. As a result, the outbreak and its consequences, including responsive measures to manage it, have had and are likely to continue to have an adverse effect, possibly materially, on our business and financial performance by adversely affecting, possibly materially, the demand and profitability of our products and services, the valuation of assets and our ability to meet the needs of our customers.

All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, under "Special Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and "Risk Factors", and otherwise in our SEC reports and filings. Such reports are available upon request from the Company, or from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including through the SEC's Internet website at www.sec.gov.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited)

SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA AND SUBSIDIARIES

Quarterly Trends

(Amounts in thousands, except ratios and per share data)

1Q'20

4Q'19

3Q'19

2Q'19

1Q'19

Summary of Earnings

Net income

$

709

$

27,176

$

25,605

$

23,253

$

22,705

Adjusted net income1

5,462

26,837

27,731

25,818

24,205

Net interest income2

63,291

61,846

61,027

60,219

60,861

Net interest margin2,3

3.93

%

3.84

%

3.89

%

3.94

%

4.02

%

Performance Ratios

Return on average assets-GAAP basis3

0.04

%

1.54

%

1.49

%

1.38

%

1.36

%

Return on average tangible assets-GAAP basis3,4

0.11

1.66

1.61

1.50

1.48

Adjusted return on average tangible assets1,3,4

0.32

1.57

1.67

1.59

1.50

Return on average shareholders' equity-GAAP basis3

0.29

11.04

10.73

10.23

10.47

Return on average tangible common equity-GAAP basis3,4

0.95

14.95

14.73

14.30

14.86

Adjusted return on average tangible common equity1,3,4

2.86

14.19

15.30

15.17

15.11

Efficiency ratio5

59.85

48.36

48.62

53.48

56.55

Adjusted efficiency ratio1

53.61

47.52

48.96

51.44

55.81

Noninterest income to total revenue (excluding securities gains/losses)

18.84

18.30

19.53

18.93

17.45

Tangible common equity to tangible assets4

10.68

11.05

11.05

10.65

10.18

Average loan-to-deposit ratio

93.02

90.71

88.35

87.27

90.55

End of period loan-to-deposit ratio

90.81

93.44

88.36

88.53

86.38

Per Share Data

Net income diluted-GAAP basis

$

0.01

$

0.52

$

0.49

$

0.45

$

0.44

Net income basic-GAAP basis

0.01

0.53

0.50

0.45

0.44

Adjusted earnings1

0.10

0.52

0.53

0.50

0.47

Book value per share common

18.82

19.13

18.70

18.08

17.44

Tangible book value per share

14.42

14.76

14.30

13.65

12.98

Cash dividends declared

1Non-GAAP measure - see "Explanation of Certain Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information and a reconciliation to GAAP.

2Calculated on a fully taxable equivalent basis using amortized cost.

3These ratios are stated on an annualized basis and are not necessarily indicative of future periods.

4The Company defines tangible assets as total assets less intangible assets, and tangible common equity as total shareholders' equity less intangible assets.

5Defined as noninterest expense less amortization of intangibles and gains, losses, and expenses on foreclosed properties divided by net operating revenue (net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis plus noninterest income excluding securities gains and losses).


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA AND SUBSIDIARIES

Quarterly Trends

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

1Q'20

4Q'19

3Q'19

2Q'19

1Q'19

Interest on securities:

Taxable

$

8,696

$

8,500

$

8,802

$

8,933

$

9,119

Nontaxable

122

130

131

143

151

Interest and fees on loans

63,440

62,868

63,092

62,288

62,287

Interest on federal funds sold and other investments

734

788

800

873

918

Total Interest Income

72,992

72,286

72,825

72,237

72,475

Interest on deposits

3,190

3,589

4,334

4,825

3,873

Interest on time certificates

4,768

5,084

6,009

5,724

4,959

Interest on borrowed money

1,857

1,853

1,534

1,552

2,869

Total Interest Expense

9,815

10,526

11,877

12,101

11,701

Net Interest Income

63,177

61,760

60,948

60,136

60,774

Provision for credit losses

29,513

4,800

2,251

2,551

1,397

Net Interest Income After Provision for Credit Losses

33,664

56,960

58,697

57,585

59,377

Noninterest income:

Service charges on deposit accounts

2,825

2,960

2,978

2,894

2,697

Interchange income

3,246

3,387

3,206

3,405

3,401

Wealth management income

1,867

1,579

1,632

1,688

1,453

Mortgage banking fees

2,208

1,514

2,127

1,734

1,115

Marine finance fees

146

338

153

201

362

SBA gains

139

576

569

691

636

BOLI income

886

904

928

927

915

Other

3,352

2,579

3,197

2,503

2,266

14,669

13,837

14,790

14,043

12,845

Securities gains (losses), net

19

2,539

(847

)

(466

)

(9

)

Total Noninterest Income

14,688

16,376

13,943

13,577

12,836

Noninterest expenses:

Salaries and wages

23,698

17,263

18,640

19,420

18,506

Employee benefits

4,255

3,323

2,973

3,195

4,206

Outsourced data processing costs

4,633

3,645

3,711

3,876

3,845

Telephone / data lines

714

651

603

893

811

Occupancy

3,353

3,368

3,368

3,741

3,807

Furniture and equipment

1,623

1,416

1,528

1,544

1,757

Marketing

1,278

885

933

1,211

1,132

Legal and professional fees

3,363

2,025

1,648

2,033

2,847

FDIC assessments

56

337

488

Amortization of intangibles

1,456

1,456

1,456

1,456

1,458

Foreclosed property expense and net (gain)/loss on sale

(315

)

3

262

(174

)

(40

)

Other

3,740

4,022

3,405

3,468

4,282

Total Noninterest Expense

47,798

38,057

38,583

41,000

43,099

Income Before Income Taxes

554

35,279

34,057

30,162

29,114

Income taxes

(155

)

8,103

8,452

6,909

6,409

Net Income

$

709

$

27,176

$

25,605

$

23,253

$

22,705

Per share of common stock:

Net income diluted

$

0.01

$

0.52

$

0.49

$

0.45

$

0.44

Net income basic

0.01

0.53

0.50

0.45

0.44

Cash dividends declared

Average diluted shares outstanding

52,284

52,081

51,935

51,952

52,039

Average basic shares outstanding

51,803

51,517

51,473

51,446

51,359


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA AND SUBSIDIARIES

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

(Amounts in thousands)

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

Assets

Cash and due from banks

$

82,111

$

89,843

$

106,349

$

97,792

$

98,270

Interest bearing deposits with other banks

232,763

34,688

25,911

61,987

105,741

Total Cash and Cash Equivalents

314,874

124,531

132,260

159,779

204,011

Time deposits with other banks

3,742

3,742

4,579

4,980

8,174

Debt Securities:

Available for sale (at fair value)

910,311

946,855

920,811

914,615

877,549

Held to maturity (at amortized cost)

252,373

261,369

273,644

287,302

295,485

Total Debt Securities

1,162,684

1,208,224

1,194,455

1,201,917

1,173,034

Loans held for sale

29,281

20,029

26,768

17,513

13,900

Loans

5,317,208

5,198,404

4,986,289

4,888,139

4,828,441

Less: Allowance for credit losses

(85,411

)

(35,154

)

(33,605

)

(33,505

)

(32,822

)

Net Loans

5,231,797

5,163,250

4,952,684

4,854,634

4,795,619

Bank premises and equipment, net

71,540

66,615

67,873

68,738

70,412

Other real estate owned

14,640

12,390

13,593

11,043

11,921

Goodwill

212,085

205,286

205,286

205,260

205,260

Other intangible assets, net

19,461

20,066

21,318

22,672

23,959

Bank owned life insurance

127,067

126,181

125,277

125,233

124,306

Net deferred tax assets

19,766

16,457

17,168

19,353

24,647

Other assets

145,957

141,740

129,384

133,764

128,146

Total Assets

$

7,352,894

$

7,108,511

$

6,890,645

$

6,824,886

$

6,783,389

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Liabilities

Deposits

Noninterest demand

$

1,703,628

$

1,590,493

$

1,652,927

$

1,669,804

$

1,676,009

Interest-bearing demand

1,234,193

1,181,732

1,115,455

1,124,519

1,100,477

Savings

554,836

519,152

528,214

519,732

508,320

Money market

1,124,378

1,108,363

1,158,862

1,172,971

1,192,070

Other time certificates

489,669

504,837

537,183

553,107

539,202

Brokered time certificates

597,715

472,857

458,418

268,998

367,841

Time certificates of more than $250,000

183,080

207,319

222,082

232,078

221,659

Total Deposits

5,887,499

5,584,753

5,673,141

5,541,209

5,605,578

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

64,723

86,121

70,414

82,015

148,005

Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings

265,000

315,000

50,000

140,000

3,000

Subordinated debt

71,155

71,085

71,014

70,944

70,874

Other liabilities

72,730

65,913

63,398

60,479

59,508

Total Liabilities

6,361,107

6,122,872

5,927,967

5,894,647

5,886,965

Shareholders' Equity

Common stock

5,271

5,151

5,148

5,146

5,141

Additional paid in capital

809,533

786,242

784,661

782,928

780,680

Retained earnings

179,646

195,813

168,637

143,032

119,779

Treasury stock

(7,422

)

(6,032

)

(6,079

)

(6,137

)

(4,959

)

987,028

981,174

952,367

924,969

900,641

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss), net

4,759

4,465

10,311

5,270

(4,217

)

Total Shareholders' Equity

991,787

985,639

962,678

930,239

896,424

Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity

$

7,352,894

$

7,108,511

$

6,890,645

$

6,824,886

$

6,783,389

Common shares outstanding

52,709

51,514

51,482

51,461

51,414


CONSOLIDATED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA

(Unaudited)

SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA AND SUBSIDIARIES

(Amounts in thousands)

1Q'20

4Q'19

3Q'19

2Q'19

1Q'19

Credit Analysis

Net charge-offs - non-acquired loans

$

1,316

$

2,930

$

2,106

$

1,621

$

762

Net (recoveries) charge-offs - acquired loans

(342

)

295

5

220

201

Total Net Charge-offs

974

3,225

2,111

1,841

963

TDR valuation adjustments

$

24

$

27

$

40

$

27

$

35

Net charge-offs to average loans - non-acquired loans

0.10

%

0.23

%

0.17

%

0.13

%

0.06

%

Net (recoveries) charge-offs to average loans - acquired loans

(0.03

)

0.02

0.02

0.02

Total Net Charge-offs to Average Loans

0.07

0.25

0.17

0.15

0.08

Provision for credit losses - non-acquired loans

$

25,688

$

4,041

$

2,241

$

2,326

$

1,709

Provision for (recapture of) credit losses - acquired loans

3,825

759

10

225

(312

)

Total Provision for Credit Losses

$

29,513

$

4,800

$

2,251

$

2,551

$

1,397

Allowance for credit losses - non-acquired loans

$

69,498

$

34,573

$

33,488

$

33,393

$

32,715

Allowance for credit losses - acquired loans

15,913

581

117

112

107

Total Allowance for Credit Losses1

$

85,411

$

35,154

$

33,605

$

33,505

$

32,822

Non-acquired loans at end of period

$

4,373,378

$

4,317,919

$

4,010,299

$

3,817,358

$

3,667,221

Acquired loans at end of period

943,830

880,485

975,990

1,070,781

1,161,220

Total Loans

$

5,317,208

$

5,198,404

$

4,986,289

$

4,888,139

$

4,828,441

Non-acquired loans allowance for credit losses to non-acquired loans at end of period

1.59

%

0.80

%

0.84

%

0.87

%

0.89

%

Total allowance for credit losses to total loans at end of period

1.61

0.68

0.67

0.69

0.68

Purchase discount on acquired loans at end of period

3.36

3.83

3.76

3.76

3.80

End of Period

Nonperforming loans - non-acquired

$

17,898

$

20,990

$

20,400

$

15,810

$

15,423

Nonperforming loans - acquired

7,684

5,965

5,644

6,986

6,990

Other real estate owned - non-acquired

10,676

5,177

5,177

66

831

Other real estate owned - acquired

372

372

1,574

1,612

1,725

Bank branches closed included in other real estate owned

3,592

6,842

6,842

9,365

9,365

Total Nonperforming Assets

$

40,222

$

39,346

$

39,637

$

33,839

$

34,334

Restructured loans (accruing)

$

10,833

$

11,100

$

12,395

$

14,534

$

14,857

Nonperforming loans to loans at end of period - non-acquired

0.41

%

0.49

%

0.51

%

0.41

%

0.42

%

Nonperforming loans to loans at end of period - acquired

0.81

0.68

0.58

0.65

0.60

Total Nonperforming Loans to Loans at End of Period

0.48

0.52

0.52

0.47

0.46

Nonperforming assets to total assets - non-acquired

0.44

%

0.46

%

0.47

%

0.37

%

0.38

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets - acquired

0.11

0.09

0.11

0.13

0.13

Total Nonperforming Assets to Total Assets

0.55

0.55

0.58

0.50

0.51

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Loans

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

Construction and land development

$

295,405

$

325,113

$

326,324

$

379,991

$

417,565

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

1,082,893

1,034,963

1,025,040

1,005,876

989,234

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

1,381,096

1,344,008

1,285,327

1,184,409

1,173,183

Residential real estate

1,559,754

1,507,863

1,409,946

1,400,184

1,329,166

Consumer

202,022

208,205

217,366

215,932

206,414