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Seacoast Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2018 Results

Full-Year Net Income Increased 57% Year-Over-Year to $67.3 Million

Net Interest Margin Expanded to 4.0%, Up 18 Basis Points from Prior Quarter

Achieved Record Commercial Originations, Up 21%Year-Over-Year

STUART, Fla., Jan. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (“Seacoast” or “the Company”) (SBCF) today reported fourth quarter 2018 net income of $16.0 million, or $0.31 per share, up 22% or $2.9 million year-over-year. For the full-year 2018, net income was $67.3 million, or $1.38 per share, up 57% year-over-year. Seacoast reported fourth quarter adjusted net income1 of $23.9 million, or $0.47 per share, increasing $6.6 million compared to fourth quarter 2017. For the full year 2018, adjusted net income1 was $79.1 million, or $1.62 per share, a 42% increase year-over-year.

For the fourth quarter 2018, return on average tangible assets was 1.05%, return on average tangible shareholders’ equity was 10.9%, and the efficiency ratio was 65.8%, compared to 1.18%, 12.0% and 57.0%, respectively, in the prior quarter and 0.97%, 10.7%, and 64.0%, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted return on average tangible assets1 was 1.49%, adjusted return on average tangible shareholders’ equity1 was 15.4%, and the adjusted efficiency ratio1 was 54.2%, compared to 1.22%, 12.4%, and 56.3%, respectively, in the prior quarter, and 1.23%, 13.5%, and 52.6%, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Dennis S. Hudson, III, Seacoast’s Chairman and CEO, said, “Seacoast’s outstanding performance in 2018 demonstrates the continued success of our balanced growth strategy, with consistent organic growth augmented by prudent and well-integrated acquisitions. Our focused efforts to position our franchise in attractive Florida markets, among the fastest-growing markets in the United States, combined with our unique customer analytics capabilities, helped us to deliver another year of robust shareholder returns as we remained on-track to achieve our Vision 2020 goals."

Hudson added, "I would like to personally thank our associates for their dedication and hard work in 2018, and I am very excited to carry our momentum into 2019 as we build on our position as Florida’s bank of choice."

Charles M. Shaffer, Seacoast’s Chief Financial Officer, said, “We successfully allocated capital towards accretive opportunities in 2018, resulting in an 11% increase year-over-year in tangible book value per share to $12.33, despite the initial dilutive effect of integrating First Green Bancorp in the fourth quarter. Our disciplined approach to credit, liquidity, and expense management combined with accretive acquisitions has driven operating leverage and margin expansion while maintaining the granularity and quality of our loan portfolio."

Completion of the Acquisition of First Green Bancorp

On October 19, 2018, we completed the acquisition of First Green Bancorp, Inc., which added $631 million in loans and $624 million in deposits. The acquisition continues our expansion into the attractive Orlando, Daytona and Fort Lauderdale markets. All expense consolidation activities are largely complete.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

Income Statement

  • Net income was $16.0 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to $16.3 million or $0.34 for the prior quarter and $13.0 million or $0.28 for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, net income was $67.3 million compared to $42.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. Adjusted net income1 was $23.9 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared to $17.6 million or $0.37 for the prior quarter and $17.3 million or $0.37 for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, adjusted net income1 was $78.6 million compared to $55.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2017.
  • Net revenues were $72.7 million, an increase of $8.8 million or 14% compared to the prior quarter, and a decrease of $2.2 million or 3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, net revenues were $261.5 million, an increase of $26.8 million or 11% compared to the year ended December 31, 2017. The fourth quarter of 2017 included a gain of $15.2 million on the sale of Visa class B shares. Adjusted revenues1 were $73.1 million, an increase of $9.2 million, or 14%, from the prior quarter and an increase of $13.5 million, or 23% from the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, adjusted revenues1 were $262.2 million, an increase of $42.6 million or 19% compared to the year ended December 31, 2017.
  • Net interest income totaled $60.0 million, an increase of $8.4 million or 14% from the prior quarter and an increase of $11.8 million or 24% from the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, net interest income totaled $211.5 million, an increase of $35.2 million or 20% compared to the year ended December 31, 2017.
  • Net interest margin was 4.00% in the current quarter compared to 3.82% in the prior quarter and 3.71% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Quarter over quarter, the yield on loans expanded 29 basis points, the yield on securities expanded 11 basis points, and the cost of deposits increased 11 basis points. The cost of deposits excluding First Green increased approximately 6 basis points sequentially. The impact on net interest margin from accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans was 27 basis points in the current quarter, compared to 18 basis points in the prior quarter and 22 basis points in the fourth quarter of 2017. Removing accretion on acquired loans, the net interest margin expanded 9 basis points.
  • Noninterest income totaled $12.7 million, an increase of $0.4 million or 3% compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of $13.9 million or 52% from the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, noninterest income totaled $50.0 million, 14% lower than the year ended December 31, 2017. The fourth quarter of 2017 included a gain of $15.2 million on the sale of Visa class B shares. Sequentially, increases in other income, service charges on deposits, and interchange income were partially offset by a decline in mortgage banking fees and securities losses. Service charges on deposits and interchange income benefited from the First Green acquisition and continued customer acquisition and engagement. Other income increased quarter over quarter, the result of increased fee income in SBA, a bank owned life insurance (BOLI) payout, increased SBIC investment income, and higher other miscellaneous customer related fees associated with the acquisition of First Green. Partially offsetting, mortgage banking fees declined quarter over quarter, the result of continued tight inventory levels and increasing customer demand for new home construction.
  • The provision for loan losses was $2.3 million compared to $5.8 million in the prior quarter and $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Noninterest expense was $49.5 million, an increase of $12.1 million or 32% compared to the prior quarter and an increase of $10.3 million or 26% from the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, noninterest expense was $162.3 million compared to $149.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. Fourth quarter included $8.0 million in merger related charges and $0.6 million in expenses associated with branch reductions and other expense initiatives. During the quarter, the company integrated the First Green acquisition, began consolidation on a legacy Seacoast branch location, and recorded severance expense associated with a reduction in force initiative. The company continued to make investments in talent to scale the organization, including 10 new C&I small business and commercial bankers, and additional personnel in our risk and compliance functions. The company accrued $0.8 million for a discretionary bonus for second level leadership given the successful execution of the First Green integration, all while driving expense reduction and growth initiatives. As a percentage of average tangible assets, adjusted noninterest expense1 in the current quarter was 2.46% compared to 2.48% for the prior quarter, reflecting our continued objective of driving operating leverage and efficiency into the organization. Merger related charges and expenses associated with the branch reduction and expense initiatives are removed from the presentation of adjusted results.
  • Seacoast recorded $4.9 million in income tax expense in the current quarter, compared to $4.4 million in the prior quarter and $20.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Taxes included additional expense of $0.5 million associated with the redemption of First Green's BOLI policies. Tax benefits related to stock-based compensation were $0.4 million in the current quarter, consistent with the prior quarter. The tax impact associated with redemption of First Green’s BOLI policies was removed from the presentation of adjusted results.
  • Full year adjusted revenues1 increased 19% compared to prior year while adjusted noninterest expense1 increased 14%, providing 5% operating leverage.
  • The efficiency ratio was 65.8% compared to 57.0% in the prior quarter and 64.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017. The adjusted efficiency ratio1 was 54.2% compared to 56.3% in the prior quarter and 52.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Balance Sheet

  • At December 31, 2018, the Company had total assets of $6.7 billion and total shareholders' equity of $864 million.  Book value per share was $16.83 and tangible book value per share was $12.33, compared to $15.50 and $12.01, respectively, at September 30, 2018 and $14.70 and $11.15, respectively, at December 31, 2017. Year-over-year, tangible book value per share increased 11%.
  • Debt Securities totaled $1.2 billion at December 31, 2018, a decrease of $67 million compared to prior quarter and a decrease of $143 million from December 31, 2017. The decrease included the sale of $32 million of certain low yielding securities, which resulted in a loss of $0.4 million in the current quarter.
  • Loans totaled $4.8 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $766 million compared to the prior quarter, and an increase of $1.0 billion or 26% from December 31, 2017. Seacoast ended the year with record originations of $1.5 billion, attributed to continued innovation in analytics technology and our continued expansion into the fast growing markets of Tampa, Orlando, and South Florida. Excluding the impact of First Green in the fourth quarter, loans increased $134 million or 13% annualized in the current quarter compared to third quarter, and $376 million or 10% from December 31, 2017.
    • Record commercial originations during the fourth quarter of 2018 were $159 million, an increase of 22% compared to third quarter of 2018. Originations for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $553 million, an increase of 15% compared to the year ended 2017.
    • Consumer and small business originations for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $53 million, a decrease of 10% compared to the third quarter of 2018. Originations for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $443 million, an increase of 25% compared to the year ended 2017.
    • We continue to prudently manage commercial real estate exposure. Construction and land development and commercial real estate loans remain well below regulatory guidance at 63% and 227% of total risk based capital, respectively.
    • Closed residential loans retained for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $73 million, down 7% from the third quarter of 2018. Residential loans retained for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $306 million, a decrease of 2% compared to the year ended 2017.
  • Pipelines (loans in underwriting and approval or approved and not yet closed) remained strong, totaling $261.2 million.
    • Commercial pipelines were $164 million, a decrease of 17% sequentially and an increase of 38% compared to the prior year. The decline sequentially is in line with previous year seasonal trends.
    • Consumer and small business pipelines were $53 million, a decrease of 10% sequentially and an increase of 38% compared to the prior year. The decline sequentially is in line with previous year seasonal trends.
    • Residential pipelines were $44 million, a decrease of 26% sequentially and a decrease of 11% compared to the prior year.
  • Total deposits were $5.2 billion as of December 31, 2018, an increase of $534 million sequentially and an increase of $585 million, or 13%, from the prior year.
    • Interest bearing deposits (interest bearing demand, savings and money market deposits) increased year-over-year $265 million, or 11%, to $2.7 billion, noninterest bearing demand deposits increased $169 million, or 12%, to $1.6 billion, and CDs increased $150 million, or 19%, to $926 million.
    • The Company’s balance sheet continues to be primarily core deposit funded. Core customer funding was $4.5 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of 9% compared to September 30, 2018 and an increase of 11% compared to December 31, 2017.
    • Overall cost of deposits remains low at 54 basis points, an increase of 11 basis points from the prior quarter. The cost of deposits on Seacoast’s legacy franchise excluding First Green increased approximately 6 basis points sequentially.
  • Fourth quarter return on average tangible assets (ROTA) was 1.05%, compared to 1.18% in the prior quarter and 0.97% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted ROTA1 was 1.49% compared to 1.22% in the prior quarter and 1.23% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Capital

  • Fourth quarter return on average tangible common equity (ROTCE) was 10.94%, compared to 12.04% in the prior quarter and 10.69% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted ROTCE1 was 15.44% compared to 12.43% in the prior quarter and 13.49% in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • The common equity tier 1 capital ratio (CET1) was 13.1%, total capital ratio was 15.5% and the tier 1 leverage ratio was 11.3% at December 31, 2018.
  • Tangible common equity to tangible assets was 9.72% at December 31, 2018, compared to 9.85% at September 30, 2018, and 9.27% at December 31, 2017.

Asset Quality

  • Nonperforming loans to total loans outstanding was 0.44% at December 31, 2018, 0.56% at September 30, 2018, and 0.43% at December 31, 2017.
  • Nonperforming assets to total assets was 0.58% at December 31, 2018, 0.52% at September 30, 2018 and 0.47% at December 31, 2017. Nonperforming assets increased $8.4 million, attributed primarily to four former First Green branches valued at $6.3 million.
  • The ratio of allowance for loan losses to total loans was 0.67% at December 31, 2018, 0.83% at September 30, 2018, and 0.71% at December 31, 2017. The ratio of allowance for loan losses to non-acquired loans was 0.89% at December 31, 2018, 0.98% at September 30, 2018, and 0.90% at December 31, 2017. The decrease in coverage sequentially on the non-acquired portfolio is the result of a $3.0 million charge-off of a single impaired loan, which resulted in a change of 9 basis points.
  • Net charge-offs were $3.7 million, including $3.0 million on a single impaired loan, or 0.32% for the current quarter compared to $0.8 million in the prior quarter. Net charge-offs for the four most recent quarters averaged 0.16%.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS       (Unaudited)        
(Amounts in thousands except per share data)                  
  Quarterly Trends  
                     
  4Q'18   3Q'18   2Q'18   1Q'18   4Q'17  
Selected Balance Sheet Data:                    
Total Assets $ 6,747,659   $ 5,930,934   $ 5,922,681   $ 5,903,101   $ 5,810,129  
Gross Loans 4,825,214   4,059,323   3,974,016   3,897,125   3,817,377  
Total Deposits 5,177,240   4,643,510   4,697,440   4,719,543   4,592,720  
                     
Performance Measures:                    
Net Income $ 15,962   $ 16,322   $ 16,963   $ 18,027   $ 13,047  
Net Interest Margin 4.00 % 3.82 % 3.77 % 3.80 % 3.71 %
Average Diluted Shares Outstanding 51,237   48,029   47,974   47,688   46,473  
Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) $ 0.31   $ 0.34   $ 0.35   $ 0.38   $ 0.28  
Return on (annualized):                    
Average Assets (ROA) 0.96 % 1.10 % 1.16 % 1.25 % 0.91 %
Average Return on Tangible Assets (ROTA) 1.18   1.24   1.34   0.97   1.12  
Average Tangible Common Equity (ROTCE) 10.94   12.04   13.08   14.41   10.69  
Efficiency Ratio 65.76   57.04   58.41   57.80   63.95  
                     
Adjusted Operating Measures1:                    
Adjusted Net Income $ 23,893   $ 17,626   $ 18,268   $ 19,298   $ 17,261  
Adjusted Diluted EPS 0.47   0.37   0.38   0.40   0.37  
Adjusted ROTA 1.49 % 1.22 % 1.28 % 1.38 % 1.23 %
Adjusted ROTCE 15.44   12.43   13.49   14.82   13.49  
Adjusted Efficiency Ratio 54.19   56.29   57.31   57.05   52.55  
Adjusted Noninterest Expenses as a                    
 Percent of Average Tangible Assets 2.46   2.48   2.57   2.55   2.24  
Other Data                    
Market capitalization2 $ 1,336,415   $ 1,380,275   $ 1,489,411   $ 1,243,644   $ 1,182,796  
Full-time equivalent employees 902   835   826   814   805  
Number of ATMs 87   86   87   86   85  
Full service banking offices 51   49   49   49   51  
Registered online users 99,415   94,400   92,107   91,636   83,881  
Registered mobile devices 83,151   73,300   69,038   65,336   62,516  
                     

1Non-GAAP measure, see “Explanation of Certain Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures”
2Common shares outstanding multiplied by closing bid price on last day of each period

Vision 2020

We remain confident in our ability to achieve our Vision 2020 targets announced in 2017.

  Vision 2020 Targets
Return on Tangible Assets 1.30% +
Return on Tangible Common Equity 16% +
Efficiency Ratio Below 50%
   

Fourth Quarter Strategic Highlights

Modernizing How We Sell

  • Achieved record aggregate Small Business and Commercial Banking loan originations of $209 million during the quarter while also acquiring over $70 million in Small Business and Commercial Banking deposits due to our targeted approach to customer acquisition and relationship-driven strategy.

Lowering Our Cost to Serve

  • Consolidated five banking center locations in the fourth quarter in conjunction with the acquisition of First Green Bank and in alignment with our Vision 2020 objective of reducing our footprint to meet the evolving demands of our customers. Late in the fourth quarter we announced an additional legacy banking center consolidation with an expected six month payback period, recording a $0.2 million one-time expense.
  • At year end, average deposits per banking center exceeded $102 million. Deposits have increased 187% since 2013 while the number of banking centers has increased 50% over the same period.
  • New digital service enhancements launched during the quarter include mobile approval capability for wire transfers, same day ACH, and card controls, providing even greater digital access for our customers.

Driving Improvements in How Our Business Operates

  • In the third quarter, we launched a large-scale initiative to implement a fully-digital loan origination platform across all business units. This follows our successful rollout of our fully-digital mortgage banking origination platform. We expect this investment will lead to significant improvement in efficiency and banker productivity in 2020 and beyond.
  • We are targeting a $7 million expense reduction in 2019 which will be reinvested to expand the number of bankers in Tampa and South Florida, install a fully-digital loan origination platform, and develop digital direct fulfillment for small business lending. We expect these investments to support growth and greater operating leverage in 2020 and beyond. At year-end we had initiated 70% of the 2019 expense reductions resulting in a $0.4 million one-time expense in the fourth quarter.

Scaling and Evolving Our Culture

  • We continue to invest in business bankers. In the fourth quarter we on-boarded 10 new C&I small business and commercial bankers (excluding First Green Bank associates) in order to adequately cover the markets we serve and to support growth and operating leverage objectives.
  • Each year Seacoast associates make their voices heard through a survey that measures key drivers of associate engagement. In 2018, our overall engagement score reached 84%, up from 81% in the previous year. In addition, 89% of associates understand Seacoast's long-term strategy and 93% understand the importance of their role to the success of the organization.

OTHER INFORMATION

Conference Call Information
Seacoast will host a conference call on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the earnings results and business trends. Investors may call in (toll-free) by dialing (888) 424-8151 (passcode: 9965 703; 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 January 25, 2019 by dialing (888) 843-7419 (domestic) and using passcode: 9965 703#.

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 January 25, 2019, 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 $6.7 billion in assets and $5.2 billion in deposits as of December 31, 2018. The Company provides integrated financial services including commercial and retail banking, wealth management, and mortgage services to customers through advanced banking solutions, 51 traditional branches of its locally-branded wholly-owned subsidiary bank, Seacoast Bank, and seven commercial banking centers. Offices stretch from Ft. 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.

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, and for integration of banks that we have acquired, or expect to acquire, 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. 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, estimates and intentions, 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.

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", "point to," "project," "could," "intend" 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; governmental monetary and fiscal policies, as well as legislative, tax and regulatory changes; changes in accounting policies, rules and practices; 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; 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 of mergers and acquisitions, include, without limitation: 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 merger 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 disruption, 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.

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, 2017, 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.

Charles M. Shaffer
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
(772) 221-7003
Chuck.Shaffer@seacoastbank.com

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Unaudited)          
SEACOAST  BANKING  CORPORATION  OF  FLORIDA  AND  SUBSIDIARIES              
     
  Quarterly Trends   Twelve Months Ended  
                             
(Amounts in thousands, except ratios and per share data) 4Q'18   3Q'18   2Q'18   1Q'18   4Q'17   4Q'18   4Q'17  
                             
Summary of Earnings                            
Net income $ 15,962   $   16,322   $   16,964   $ 18,027   $   13,047     67,275     42,865  
Adjusted net income(1) 23,893   17,626     18,268   19,298   17,261    78,600     55,341  
Net interest income(2) 60,100   51,709   50,294   49,853   48,402     211,956   177,002  
Net interest margin(2)(3) 4.00 % 3.82 %   3.77 % 3.80 %   3.71 %     3.85 %     3.73 %
                             
Performance Ratios                            
Return on average assets-GAAP basis(3) 0.96 % 1.10 %     1.16 %   1.25 % 0.91 %     1.11 %     0.82 %
Return on average tangible assets-GAAP basis(3)(4) 1.05   1.18   1.24   1.34   0.97   1.20   0.88  
Adjusted return on average tangible assets(1)(3)(4) 1.49   1.22   1.28   1.38   1.23   1.34   1.09  
                             
Return on average shareholders' equity-GAAP basis(3) 7.65   8.89   9.59   10.52   7.87   9.08   7.51  
Return on average tangible shareholders' equity-GAAP basis(3)(4) 10.94   12.04   13.08   14.41   10.69   12.54   9.90  
Adjusted return on average tangible common equity(1)(3)(4) 15.44   12.43   13.49   14.82   13.49   13.98   12.17  
Efficiency ratio(5) 65.76   57.04   58.41   57.80   63.95   59.99   66.68  
Adjusted efficiency ratio(1) 54.19   56.29   57.31   57.05   52.55   56.13   58.69  
Noninterest income to total revenue 17.97   19.31   20.28   19.95   35.49   19.32   24.88  
Tangible common equity to tangible assets(4) 9.72   9.85   9.56   9.33   9.27   9.72   9.27  
Loan-to-deposit ratio 89.14   86.25   83.51   84.10   82.54   85.85   83.51  
                             
Per Share Data                            
Net income diluted-GAAP basis $ 0.31   $ 0.34   $   0.35   $   0.38   $   0.28   $   1.38   $   0.99  
Net income basic-GAAP basis 0.32     0.35     0.36   0.38   0.29   1.40   1.01  
Adjusted earnings(1) 0.47   0.37   0.38   0.40   0.37   1.62   1.28  
                             
Book value per share common 16.83   15.50   15.18   14.94   14.70   16.83   14.70  
Tangible book value per share 12.33   12.01   11.67   11.39   11.15   12.33   11.15  
Cash dividends declared              
                             
                             
(1)Non-GAAP measure - see “Explanation of Certain Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measures." 
(2)Calculated on a fully taxable equivalent basis using amortized cost. 
(3)These ratios are stated on an annualized basis and are not necessarily indicative of future periods. 
(4)The Company defines tangible assets as total assets less intangible assets, and tangible common equity as total shareholders' equity less intangible assets. 
(5)Defined 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). 
       


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME   (Unaudited)            
SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA AND SUBSIDIARIES                
   
  Quarterly Trends   Twelve Months Ended
                           
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data) 4Q'18   3Q'18   2Q'18   1Q'18   4Q'17   4Q'18   4Q'17
                           
Interest on securities:                          
Taxable $ 9,528     $ 9,582     $ 9,389     $ 9,361     $ 9,153     $ 37,860     $ 34,442  
Nontaxable 200     225     216     243     231     884     913  
Interest and fees on loans 59,495     48,713     46,519     45,257     43,322     199,984     153,825  
Interest on federal funds sold and other investments 835     634     585     616     638     2,670     2,416  
Total Interest Income 70,058     59,154     56,709     55,477     53,344     241,398     191,596  
                           
Interest on deposits 3,140     2,097     1,988     1,538     1,246     8,763     3,654  
Interest on time certificates 3,901     2,975     2,629     2,179     2,032     11,684     4,678  
Interest on borrowed money 3,033     2,520     1,885     1,998     1,840     9,436     6,968  
Total Interest Expense 10,074     7,592     6,502     5,715     5,118     29,883     15,300  
                           
Net Interest Income 59,984     51,562     50,207     49,762     48,226     211,515     176,296  
Provision for loan losses 2,342     5,774     2,529     1,085     2,263     11,730     5,648  
Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses 57,642     45,788     47,678     48,677     45,963     199,785     170,648  
                           
Noninterest income:                          
Service charges on deposit accounts 3,019     2,833     2,674     2,672     2,566     11,198     10,049  
Trust fees 1,040     1,083     1,039     1,021     941     4,183     3,705  
Mortgage banking fees 809     1,135     1,336     1,402     1,487     4,682     6,449  
Brokerage commissions and fees 468     444     461     359     273     1,732     1,352  
Marine finance fees 185     194     446     573     313     1,398     910  
Interchange income 3,198     3,119     3,076     2,942     2,836     12,335     10,583  
BOLI income 1,091     1,078     1,066     1,056     1,100     4,291     3,426  
Other 3,329     2,453     2,671     2,373     1,861     10,826     6,756  
  13,139     12,339     12,769     12,398     11,377     50,645     43,230  
Gain on sale of VISA stock                 15,153         15,153  
Securities gains/(losses), net (425 )   (48 )   (48 )   (102 )   112     (623 )   86  
Total Noninterest Income 12,714     12,291     12,721     12,296     26,642     50,022     58,469  
                           
                           
Noninterest expenses:                          
Salaries and wages 22,172     17,129     16,429     15,381     16,321     71,111     65,692  
Employee benefits 3,625     3,205     3,034     3,081     2,812     12,945     11,732  
Outsourced data processing costs 5,809     3,493     3,393     3,679     4,160     16,374     14,116  
Telephone / data lines 602     624     643     612     538     2,481     2,291  
Occupancy 3,747     3,214     3,316     3,117     3,265     13,394     13,290  
Furniture and equipment 2,452     1,367     1,468     1,457     1,806     6,744     6,067  
Marketing 1,350     1,139     1,344     1,252     1,490     5,085     4,784  
Legal and professional fees 3,668     2,019     2,301     1,973     3,054     9,961     11,022  
FDIC assessments 571     431     595     598     558     2,195     2,326  
Amortization of intangibles 1,303     1,004     1,004     989     964     4,300     3,361  
Foreclosed property expense and net (gain)/loss on sale     (136 )   405     192     (7 )   461     (300 )
Other 4,165     3,910     4,314     4,833     4,223     17,222     15,535  
Total Noninterest Expense 49,464     37,399     38,246     37,164     39,184     162,273     149,916  
                           
Income Before Income Taxes 20,892     20,680     22,153     23,809     33,421     87,534     79,201  
Income taxes 4,930     4,358     5,189     5,782     20,374     20,259     36,336  
                           
Net Income $ 15,962     $ 16,322     $ 16,964     $ 18,027     $ 13,047     $ 67,275     $ 42,865  
                           
Per share of common stock:                          
                           
Net income diluted $ 0.31     $ 0.34     $ 0.35     $ 0.38     $ 0.28     $ 1.38     $ 0.99  
Net income basic 0.32     0.35     0.36     0.38     0.29     1.40     1.01  
Cash dividends declared                          
                           
Average diluted shares outstanding 51,237     48,029     47,974     47,688     46,473     48,748     43,350  
Average basic shares outstanding 50,523     47,205     47,165     46,952     45,541     47,969     42,613  
                           
                           


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS   (Unaudited)    
SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA AND SUBSIDIARIES          
     
    December 31,   September 30,   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,
(Amounts in thousands)   2018   2018   2018   2018   2017
                     
Assets                    
Cash and due from banks   $ 92,242     $ 101,920     $ 123,927     $ 129,065     $ 104,039  
Interest bearing deposits with other banks   23,709     3,174     7,594     6,794     5,465  
Total Cash and Cash Equivalents   115,951     105,094     131,521     135,859     109,504  
                     
Time deposits with other banks   8,243     9,813     10,562     12,553     12,553  
                     
Debt Securities:                    
Available for sale (at fair value)   865,831     923,206     954,906     982,958     949,460  
Held to maturity (at amortized cost)   357,949     367,387     382,137     400,647     416,863  
Total Debt Securities   1,223,780     1,290,593     1,337,043     1,383,605     1,366,323  
                     
Loans held for sale   11,873     16,172     14,707     20,887     24,306  
                     
Loans   4,825,214     4,059,323     3,974,016     3,897,125     3,817,377  
Less: Allowance for loan losses   (32,423 )   (33,865 )   (28,924 )   (28,118 )   (27,122 )
Net Loans   4,792,791     4,025,458     3,945,092     3,869,007     3,790,255  
                     
Bank premises and equipment, net   71,024     63,531     63,991     64,577     66,883  
Other real estate owned   12,802     4,715     8,417     10,288     7,640  
Goodwill   204,753     148,555     148,555     148,555     147,578  
Other intangible assets, net   25,977     16,508     17,319     18,246     19,099  
Bank owned life insurance   123,394     122,561     121,602     120,654     123,981  
Net deferred tax assets   28,954     25,822     26,021     24,427     25,417  
Other assets   128,117     102,112     97,851     94,443     116,590  
Total Assets   $ 6,747,659     $ 5,930,934     $ 5,922,681     $ 5,903,101     $ 5,810,129  
                     
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                    
Liabilities                    
Deposits                    
Noninterest demand   $ 1,569,602     $ 1,488,689     $ 1,463,652     $ 1,488,261     $ 1,400,227  
Interest-bearing demand   1,014,032     912,891     976,281     1,015,054     1,050,755  
Savings   493,807     451,958     444,736     437,878     434,346  
Money market   1,173,950     1,036,940     1,023,170     1,035,531     931,458  
Other time certificates   513,312     411,208     413,643     410,108     414,277  
Brokered time certificates   220,594     192,182     228,602     184,405     217,385  
Time certificates of more than $250,000   191,943     149,642     147,356     148,306     144,272  
Total Deposits   5,177,240     4,643,510     4,697,440     4,719,543     4,592,720  
                     
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase   214,323     189,035     200,050     173,249     216,094  
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings   380,000     261,000     205,000     208,000     211,000  
Subordinated debt   70,804     70,734     70,664     70,591     70,521  
Other liabilities   41,025     33,824     33,364     29,857     30,130  
Total Liabilities   5,883,392     5,198,103     5,206,518     5,201,240     5,120,465  
                     
Shareholders' Equity                    
Common stock   5,136     4,727     4,716     4,698     4,693  
Additional paid in capital   778,501     668,711     665,885     663,727     661,632  
Retained earnings   97,074     81,112     64,790     47,825     29,914  
Treasury stock   (3,384 )   (2,854 )   (2,884 )   (2,279 )   (2,359 )
    877,327     751,696     732,507     713,971     693,880  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net   (13,060 )   (18,865 )   (16,344 )   (12,110 )   (4,216 )
Total Shareholders' Equity   864,267     732,831     716,163     701,861     689,664  
Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity   $ 6,747,659     $ 5,930,934     $ 5,922,681     $ 5,903,101     $ 5,810,129  
                     
Common shares outstanding   51,361     47,270     47,163     46,983     46,918  
                     
                     


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CONSOLIDATED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA (Unaudited)  
SEACOAST BANKING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA AND SUBSIDIARIES                  
     
  Quarterly Trends  
                     
(Amounts in thousands, except ratios) 4Q'18   3Q'18   2Q'18   1Q'18   4Q'17  
                     
Credit Analysis                    
Net charge-offs (recoveries) - non-acquired loans $ 3,693     $ 800     $ 1,715     $ 117     $ 1,475  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) - acquired loans 56     (3 )   (25 )   (116 )     (139 )
Total Net Charge-offs (Recoveries) 3,749     797     1,690     1       1,336  
                     
TDR valuation adjustments $ 35     $ 36     $ 33     $ 88     $ 37  
                     
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans - non-acquired loans 0.32 %   0.08 %   0.17 %   0.01 %     0.16
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans - acquired loans             (0.01 )     (0.02 )
Total Net Charge-offs (Recoveries) to Average Loans 0.32     0.08     0.17     0.00       0.14  
                     
Provision for loan losses - non-acquired loans $ 2,343     $ 5,640     $ 2,591     $ 1,383     $ 2,053  
Provision for (recapture of) loan losses - acquired loans (1 )   134     (62 )   (298 )     210  
Total Provision for Loan Losses $ 2,342     $ 5,774     $ 2,529     $ 1,085     $ 2,263  
                     
Allowance for loan losses - non-acquired loans $ 31,803     $ 33,188     $ 28,384     $ 27,541     $ 26,363  
Allowance for loan losses - acquired loans 620     677     540     577       759  
Total Allowance for Loan Losses $ 32,423     $ 33,865     $ 28,924     $ 28,118     $ 27,122  
                     
Non-acquired loans at end of period $ 3,588,251     $ 3,383,571     $ 3,221,569     $ 3,063,618     $ 2,922,609  
Purchased noncredit impaired loans at end of period 1,222,529     662,701     739,232     819,814       877,351  
Purchased credit impaired loans at end of period 14,434     13,051     13,215     13,693       17,417  
Total Loans $ 4,825,214     $ 4,059,323     $ 3,974,016     $ 3,897,125     $ 3,817,377  
                     
Non-acquired loans allowance for loan losses to non-acquired loans at end of period 0.89 %   0.98 %   0.88 %   0.90 %     0.90 %
Total allowance for loan losses to total loans at end of period 0.67     0.83     0.73     0.72       0.71  
Acquired loans allowance for loan losses to acquired loans at end of period 0.05     0.10     0.07     0.07       0.08  
Discount for credit losses to acquired loans at end of period 3.86     2.25     2.31     2.32       2.33  
                     
End of Period                    
Nonperforming loans - non-acquired $ 15,783     $ 18,998     $ 19,578     $ 12,628     $ 12,569  
Nonperforming loans - acquired 10,693     7,142     6,624     6,711       6,955  
Other real estate owned - non-acquired 386     418     354     2,246       2,246  
Other real estate owned - acquired 3,020     1,203     4,969     4,969       1,632  
Bank branches closed included in other real estate owned 9,396     3,094     3,094     3,073       3,762  
Total Nonperforming Assets $ 39,278     $ 30,855     $ 34,619     $ 29,627     $ 27,164  
                     
Restructured loans (accruing) $ 13,346     $ 13,797     $ 14,241     $ 14,777     $ 15,559  
                     
Nonperforming loans to loans at end of period - non-acquired 0.44 %   0.56 %   0.61 %   0.41 %   0.43 %
Nonperforming loans to loans at end of period - acquired 0.86     1.06     0.88     0.81       0.78  
Total Nonperforming Loans to Loans at End of Period 0.55     0.64     0.66     0.50       0.51  
                     
Nonperforming assets to total assets - non-acquired 0.38 %   0.38 %   0.39 %   0.30 %   0.32 %
Nonperforming assets to total assets - acquired 0.20     0.14     0.19     0.20       0.15  
Total Nonperforming Assets to Total Assets 0.58     0.52     0.58     0.50       0.47