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Veritex Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2019 Operating Results

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DALLAS, Jan. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veritex Holdings, Inc. (“Veritex” or the “Company”) (VBTX), the holding company for Veritex Community Bank, today announced the results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 was $29.1 million, or $0.56 diluted earnings per share (“EPS”), compared to $27.4 million, or $0.51 diluted EPS, for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 and $9.8 million, or $0.40 diluted EPS, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. Operating net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 totaled $30.3 million, or $0.58 diluted operating EPS1, compared to $28.6 million, or $0.53 diluted operating EPS1, for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 and $11.5 million, or $0.47 diluted operating EPS1, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

C. Malcolm Holland, III, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said: “2019 was a transformational year for Veritex. We are not only a bigger company, but more importantly a better company, as a result of the Green merger and all the work that was completed in 2019. The fourth quarter loan growth, excluding mortgage warehouse, and deposit growth, excluding time deposits, gives us substantial momentum heading into 2020 where we will look to exploit the merger disruption in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston while continuing to return excess capital to our shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • Diluted EPS was $0.56 and diluted operating EPS was $0.58 for the fourth quarter of 2019, resulting in a 23.4% increase in diluted operating EPS compared to the fourth quarter of 2018;

  • Return on average assets was 1.43%, operating return on average assets1 was 1.49% and pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets1 was 2.07% for the fourth quarter of 2019;

  • Return on average tangible common equity was 16.22% and operating return on average tangible common equity1 was 16.87% for the fourth quarter of 2019;

  • Total loans, excluding mortgage warehouse, increased $86.9 million, or 6.1% annualized, and total deposits, excluding time deposits, increased $210.1 million, or 21.0% annualized, during the fourth quarter of 2019;

  • Increased and extended the previously announced stock buyback program during the fourth quarter of 2019. During the fourth quarter and full year of 2019, Veritex repurchased 1,453,608 and 3,802,711 shares, respectively, of its outstanding common stock under its stock buyback program for an aggregate of $35.7 million and $94.5 million, respectively. Since inception, the buyback program has repurchased 7% of outstanding common stock;

  • Declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 payable on February 20, 2020 representing a 20% increase in the declared cash dividend from prior quarters.

Summary of Financial Data

Quarter Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(Dollars in thousands)

GAAP

Net income

$

29,051

$

9,825

$

90,739

$

39,341

Diluted EPS

0.56

0.40

1.68

1.60

Return on average assets2

1.43

%

1.20

%

1.14

%

1.26

%

Efficiency ratio

47.12

54.27

56.41

54.92

Book value per common share

$

23.32

$

21.88

$

23.32

$

21.88

Non-GAAP1

Operating net income

$

30,294

$

11,457

$

123,836

$

45,251

Diluted operating EPS

0.58

0.47

2.29

1.84

Pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets

2.07

%

1.95

%

2.24

%

2.02

%

Operating return on average assets2

1.49

1.40

1.56

1.44

Operating efficiency ratio

45.67

50.65

43.80

49.76

Return on average tangible common equity2

16.22

11.52

13.02

12.89

Operating return on average tangible common equity2

16.87

13.37

17.39

14.68

Tangible book value per common share

$

14.74

$

14.74

$

14.74

$

14.74

1 Refer to the section titled "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures.
2 Annualized ratio.


Result of Operations for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

Net Interest Income

For the three months ended December 31, 2019, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $69.9 million and net interest margin was 3.81% compared to $70.9 million and 3.90%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019. The $1.0 million decrease in net interest income was primarily due to a $3.2 million decrease in interest income on loans driven by a decrease in loan yields and was partially offset by a $2.2 million decrease in interest expense on interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits. Net interest margin decreased 9 basis points from the three months ended September 30, 2019, primarily due to a 22 basis point decrease in yields earned on loan balances, exceeded by a 33 basis point decrease in the average rate paid on interest-bearing demand and savings deposits during the three months ended December 31, 2019. As a result, the average cost of interest-bearing deposits decreased to 1.59% for the three months ended December 31, 2019 from 1.79% for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses increased by $41.2 million from $28.7 million to $69.9 million and net interest margin decreased 8 basis points from 3.89% to 3.81% for the three months ended December 31, 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018. The increase in net interest income before provision for loan losses was primarily driven by higher loan balances and interest income resulting from loans acquired from Green Bancorp ("Green") in connection with Veritex's acquisition of Green in January 2019 and organic loan growth. For the three months ended December 31, 2019, average loan balances increased by $3.2 billion compared to the three months ended December 31, 2018, which resulted in a $45.8 million increase in interest income. Net interest margin decreased 8 basis points compared to the three months ended December 31, 2018 primarily due to a decrease in the average yield on interest-earning assets during the three months ended December 31, 2019. Average interest-bearing deposit accounts grew to $4.4 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2019 compared to $2.0 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2018, primarily due to the acquisition of Green. The average cost of interest-bearing deposits decreased to 1.59% for the three months ended December 31, 2019 from 1.75% for the three months ended December 31, 2018.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2019 was $7.1 million, a decrease of $1.3 million, or 15.4% compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019. The decrease was primarily due to a $438 thousand loss on sales of certain investment securities, a $331 thousand decrease in loan fees, and a $349 thousand decrease in the gain on sale of Small Business Administration ("SBA") loans for the three months ended December 31, 2019.

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2018, noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2019 grew $3.5 million or 97.1%. The increase was primarily due to a $2.9 million increase in service charges and fees on acquired deposit accounts resulting from the acquisition of Green deposit accounts and the associated income from these accounts and a $1.5 million increase in loan fees, partially offset by a $1.3 million decrease in the gain on sale of SBA loans.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense was $36.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019, compared to $34.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, an increase of $1.7 million, or 4.8%. The increase was primarily driven by a $1.4 million increase in salaries and employee benefits in the three months ended December 31, 2019 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019.

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2018, noninterest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2019 increased $18.7 million, or 106.9%. The increase was primarily driven by a $10.6 million increase in salaries and employee benefits due to the addition of new Green employees as a result of the merger, and a $1.9 million, $1.8 million and $1.0 million increase in amortization of intangibles, occupancy and equipment expenses, and data processing and software expenses, respectively, related to the acquisition of Green.

Financial Condition

Total loans were $5.9 billion at December 31, 2019, an increase of $37.0 million, or 2.51% annualized, compared to September 30, 2019 and $3.4 billion, or 132.14%, compared to December 31, 2018. The net increase was the result of Veritex's growth strategy and the acquisition of Green.

Total deposits were $5.9 billion at December 31, 2019, an increase of $16.5 million, or 0.3%, compared to September 30, 2019 and an increase of $3.3 billion, or 124.77%, compared to December 31, 2018. The increase from September 30, 2019 was primarily the result of an increase of $83.4 million in non-interest bearing demand deposits, which was offset by a decrease of $66.9 million in interest bearing accounts. The increase from December 31, 2018 was primarily the result of the acquisition of Green.

Asset Quality

Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans was 0.50%, 0.45% and 0.75% of total loans held for investment at December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans for each of the three quarters ended was determined by an evaluation of the qualitative factors around the nature, volume and mix of the loan portfolio. The increase at December 31, 2019 in the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans from September 30, 2019 was primarily attributable to the general provision required from an increase of loans acquired from Green that were re-underwritten in the fourth quarter of 2019. Once an acquired loan undergoes new underwriting and meets the criteria for a new loan, the loan becomes fully subject to Veritex's allowance for loan loss methodology. The decrease in the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans held for investment from December 31, 2018 was attributable to the acquisition of Green, as acquired loans are recorded at fair value. Our allowance for loan losses and remaining purchase discount on acquired loans as a percentage of loans held for investment, including mortgage warehouse, was 1.31%, 1.44% and 1.23% of total loans at December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

Veritex recorded a provision for loan losses of $3.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 compared to a provision of $9.7 million and $1.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, which reflects adjustments to provision for loan losses as a result of Veritex's continued organic growth and timing of charge-offs and recoveries recorded during the respective quarters. The decrease in the recorded provision for loan losses compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019 was primarily attributable to a $6.1 million charge-off during the third quarter of 2019 related to a commercial loan relationship acquired from Sovereign Bancshares, Inc. in 2017. The acquired commercial loan relationship consisted of a $7.8 million loan to an independent oil and gas exploration company that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018 and recently entered into a sales process pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. The increase in the recorded provision for loan losses compared to the three months ended December 31, 2018 was primarily attributable to continued organic growth and loans acquired from Green that were re-underwritten in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Nonperforming assets totaled $39.4 million, or 0.50%, of total assets at December 31, 2019 compared to $17.0 million, or 0.21%, of total assets at September 30, 2019 and $24.7 million, or 0.77%, of total assets at December 31, 2018. The increase of $22.4 million compared to September 30, 2019 was primarily due to a $19.6 million increase in certain acquired non-purchased credit impaired loans that moved to nonaccrual status during the fourth quarter 2019 and a $2.9 million increase in other real estate owned. The $19.6 million increase in acquired nonaccrual loans due was primarily related to a single commercial loan relationship which required no provision for loan loss after it was individually analyzed for impairment.

Dividend Information

On January 28, 2020, Veritex's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share on its outstanding shares of common stock, payable on February 20, 2020, to stockholders of record as of February 6, 2020.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Veritex’s management uses certain non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measures to evaluate its operating performance and provide information that is important to investors. However, non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental and should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, Veritex’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Specifically, Veritex reviews and reports tangible book value, tangible book value per common share, operating net income, tangible common equity to tangible assets, return on average tangible common equity, pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings, pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets, diluted operating earnings per share, operating return on average assets, operating return on average tangible common equity and operating efficiency ratio. Veritex has included in this earnings release information related to these non-GAAP financial measures for the applicable periods presented. Please refer to “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” after the financial highlights at the end of this earnings release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call

The Company will host an investor conference call to review the results on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time. Participants may pre-register for the call by visiting https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/8groyitg and will receive a unique PIN number, which can be used when dialing in for the call. This will allow attendees to enter the call immediately. Alternatively, participants may call toll-free at (877) 703-9880.

The call and corresponding presentation slides will be webcast live on the home page of the Company's website, www.veritexbank.com. An audio replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the call at (855) 859-2056, Conference #8717068. This replay, as well as the webcast, will be available until February 5, 2020.

About Veritex Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Veritex is a bank holding company that conducts banking activities through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Veritex Community Bank, with locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and in the Houston metropolitan area. Veritex Community Bank is a Texas state chartered bank regulated by the Texas Department of Banking and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. For more information, visit www.veritexbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on various facts and derived utilizing assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to the expected payment date of Veritex’s quarterly cash dividend, Veritex’s future financial performance, business and growth strategy, projected plans and objectives, as well as other projections based on macroeconomic and industry trends, which are inherently unreliable due to the multiple factors that impact broader economic and industry trends, and any such variations may be material. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing words. We refer you to the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Veritex’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Veritex’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if Veritex’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Veritex anticipates. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Veritex does not undertake any obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this earnings release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that Veritex or persons acting on Veritex’s behalf may issue.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

For the Quarter Ended

For the Year Ended

Dec 31,
2019

Sep 30,
2019

Jun 30,
2019

Mar 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Dec 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

(Dollars and shares in thousands)

Per Share Data (Common Stock):

Basic EPS

$

0.56

$

0.52

$

0.50

$

0.14

$

0.41

$

1.71

$

1.63

Diluted EPS

0.56

0.51

0.49

0.13

0.40

1.68

1.60

Book value per common share

23.32

23.02

22.55

21.88

21.88

23.32

21.88

Tangible book value per common share1

14.74

14.61

14.27

13.76

14.74

14.74

14.74

Common Stock Data:

Shares outstanding at period end

51,064

52,373

53,457

54,563

24,254

51,064

24,254

Weighted average basic shares outstanding for the period

51,472

52.915

53.969

54.293

24,224

53,154

24,169

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the period

52,263

53,873

54,929

55,439

24,532

53,978

24,590

Summary Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets2

1.43

%

1.36

%

1.36

%

0.38

%

1.20

%

1.14

%

1.26

%

Return on average equity2

9.63

8.98

8.98

2.52

7.44

7.57

7.73

Return on average tangible common equity1, 2

16.22

15.15

15.26

5.09

11.52

13.02

12.89

Efficiency ratio

47.12

43.67

51.49

82.30

54.27

56.41

54.92

Selected Performance Metrics - Operating:

Diluted operating EPS1

$

0.58

$

0.53

$

0.59

$

0.59

$

0.47

$

2.29

$

1.84

Pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets1, 2

2.07

%

2.26

%

2.22

%

2.40

%

1.95

%

2.24

%

2.02

%

Operating return on average assets1, 2

1.49

1.42

1.63

1.69

1.40

1.56

1.44

Operating return on average tangible common equity1, 2

16.87

15.78

18.09

18.81

13.37

17.39

14.68

Operating efficiency ratio1

45.67

42.36

43.66

43.54

50.65

43.80

49.60

Veritex Holdings, Inc. Capital Ratios:

Average stockholders' equity to average total assets

14.88

%

15.11

%

15.13

%

15.18

%

16.14

%

15.07

%

16.25

%

Tier 1 capital to average assets (leverage)

10.17

10.33

10.47

10.57

12.04

10.17

12.04

Common equity tier 1 capital

10.60

10.82

11.32

11.07

11.80

10.60

11.80

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

11.02

11.26

11.77

11.50

12.18

11.02

12.18

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

13.10

12.26

12.80

12.45

12.98

13.10

12.98

Tangible common equity to tangible assets1

10.01

10.17

10.08

10.02

11.78

10.01

11.78

Veritex Bank Capital Ratios:

Tier 1 capital to average assets (leverage)

11.07

%

10.64

%

10.80

%

10.65

%

10.87

%

11.07

%

10.87

%

Common equity tier 1 capital

12.00

11.61

12.16

11.61

11.01

12.00

11.01

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

12.00

11.61

12.16

11.61

11.01

12.00

11.01

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

12.44

12.00

12.54

11.93

11.64

12.44

11.64

1Refer to "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" after the financial highlights for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to their most directly comparable GAAP measure.
2Annualized ratio for quarterly metrics.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(in thousands)

Dec 31, 2019

Sep 30, 2019

Jun 30, 2019

Mar 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2018

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

251,550

$

252,592

$

265,822

$

339,473

$

84,449

Securities

997,330

1,023,393

1,020,279

950,671

262,695

Other investments

89,923

89,795

81,088

75,920

23,174

Loans held for sale

14,080

10,715

7,524

8,002

1,258

Loans held for investment, mortgage warehouse

183,628

233,577

200,017

114,158

Loans held for investment

5,737,577

5,654,027

5,731,833

5,663,721

2,555,494

Total Loans

5,935,285

5,898,319

5,939,374

5,785,881

2,556,752

Allowance for loan losses

(29,834

)

(26,243

)

(24,712

)

(21,603

)

(19,255

)

Bank-owned life insurance

80,915

80,411

79,899

79,397

22,064

Bank premises, furniture and equipment, net

118,536

118,449

115,373

119,354

78,409

Other real estate owned

5,995

4,625

1,748

151

Intangible assets, net

72,263

75,363

78,347

81,245

15,896

Goodwill

370,658

370,463

370,221

368,268

161,447

Other assets

62,086

75,716

82,667

69,474

22,919

Branch assets held for sale

83,516

Total assets

$

7,954,707

$

7,962,883

$

8,010,106

$

7,931,747

$

3,208,550

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing deposits

$

1,556,500

$

1,473,126

$

1,476,668

$

1,439,630

$

626,283

Interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits

2,654,972

2,528,293

2,646,154

2,617,117

1,313,161

Certificates and other time deposits

1,682,878

1,876,427

2,042,266

2,240,968

682,984

Total deposits

5,894,350

5,877,846

6,165,088

6,297,715

2,622,428

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

37,197

45,475

44,414

42,621

5,413

Accrued interest payable

6,569

6,054

7,069

6,846

5,361

Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank

677,870

752,907

512,945

252,982

28,019

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes

145,571

72,284

72,486

72,719

16,691

Other borrowings

2,353

2,787

2,811

2,778

Branch liabilities held for sale

62,381

Total liabilities

6,763,910

6,757,353

6,804,813

6,738,042

2,677,912

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock

511

524

535

546

243

Additional paid-in capital

1,117,879

1,114,659

1,112,238

1,109,386

449,427

Retained earnings

147,911

125,344

104,652

84,559

83,968

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)

19,061

23,837

17,741

7,016

(2,930

)

Treasury stock

(94,565

)

(58,834

)

(29,873

)

(7,802

)

(70

)

Total stockholders’ equity

1,190,797

1,205,530

1,205,293

1,193,705

530,638

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

7,954,707

$

7,962,883

$

8,010,106

$

7,931,747

$

3,208,550


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(in thousands, except per share data)

For the Quarter Ended

For the Year Ended

Dec 31,
2019

Sep 30,
2019

Jun 30,
2019

Mar 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Dec 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Interest income:

Loans, including fees

$

82,469

$

85,811

$

86,786

$

85,747

$

35,028

$

340,813

$

134,460

Securities

7,168

7,687

7,397

7,232

1,908

29,484

6,605

Deposits in financial institutions and Fed Funds sold

1,285

1,329

1,372

1,554

833

5,540

3,149

Other investments

820

816

622

691

413

2,949

855

Total interest income

91,742

95,643

96,177

95,224

38,182

378,786

145,069

Interest expense:

Transaction and savings deposits

8,203

10,381

11,405

10,366

5,412

40,355

17,599

Certificates and other time deposits

9,455

10,283

10,145

8,792

3,394

38,675

9,714

Advances from FHLB

2,661

3,081

2,187

2,055

377

9,984

1,701

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes

1,559

1,024

998

1,094

304

4,675

1,031

Total interest expense

21,878

24,769

24,735

22,307

9,487

93,689

30,045

Net interest income

69,864

70,874

71,442

72,917

28,695

285,097

115,024

Provision for loan losses

3,493

9,674

3,335

5,012

1,364

21,514

6,603

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

66,371

61,200

68,107

67,905

27,331

263,583

108,421

Noninterest income:

Service charges and fees on deposit accounts

3,728

3,667

3,422

3,517

832

14,334

3,420

Loan fees

1,921

2,252

1,932

1,677

387

7,782

1,332

Loss on sales of investment securities

(438

)

(642

)

(772

)

(42

)

(1,852

)

(64

)

Gain on sales of loans

536

853

1,104

2,370

1,789

4,863

3,056

Rental income

371

369

373

368

310

1,481

1,654

Other

1,014

1,289

(155

)

1,324

343

3,472

1,677

Total noninterest income

7,132

8,430

6,034

8,484

3,619

30,080

11,075

Noninterest expense:

Salaries and employee benefits

18,917

17,530

17,459

18,885

8,278

72,791

31,138

Occupancy and equipment

4,198

4,044

4,014

4,129

2,412

16,385

10,679

Professional and regulatory fees

2,615

2,750

2,814

3,418

1,889

11,597

7,282

Data processing and software expense

1,880

2,252

2,309

1,924

888

8,365

3,020

Marketing

971

708

961

619

570

3,259

1,783

Amortization of intangibles

2,696

2,712

2,719

2,760

835

10,887

3,467

Telephone and communications

466

361

625

395

223

1,847

1,299

Merger and acquisition expense

918

1,035

5,790

31,217

1,150

38,960

5,220

Other

3,623

3,238

3,205

3,646

1,293

13,712

5,371

Total noninterest expense

36,284

34,630

39,896

66,993

17,538

177,803

69,259

Income before income tax expense

37,219

35,000

34,245

9,396

13,412

115,860

50,237

Income tax expense

8,168

7,595

7,369

1,989

3,587

25,121

10,896

Net income

$

29,051

$

27,405

$

26,876

$

7,407

$

9,825

$

90,739

$

39,341

Basic EPS

$

0.56

$

0.52

$

0.50

$

0.14

$

0.41

$

1.71

$

1.63

Diluted EPS

$

0.56

$

0.51

$

0.49

$

0.13

$

0.40

$

1.68

$

1.60

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

51,472

52,915

53,969

54,293

24,224

53,154

24,169

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

52,263

53,873

54,929

55,439

24,532

53,978

24,590


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

For the Quarter Ended

December 31, 2019

September 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

Average
Outstanding
Balance

Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

Average
Outstanding
Balance

Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

Average
Outstanding
Balance

Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

(Dollars in thousands)

Assets

Interest-earning assets:

Loans1

$

5,692,773

$

80,779

5.63

%

$

5,702,696

$

84,022

5.85

%

$

2,502,084

$

35,028

5.55

%

Loans held for investment, mortgage warehouse

191,132

1,690

3.51

182,793

1,789

3.88

Securities

1,004,342

7,168

2.83

1,022,289

7,687

2.98

263,182

1,908

2.88

Interest-earning deposits in other banks

312,530

1,285

1.63

234,087

1,329

2.25

136,879

833

2.41

Other investments2

71,791

820

4.53

71,901

816

4.50

25,772

413

6.36

Total interest-earning assets

7,272,568

91,742

5.00

7,213,766

95,643

5.26

2,927,917

38,182

5.17

Allowance for loan losses

(27,564

)

(22,539

)

(18,338

)

Noninterest-earning assets

798,501

818,150

333,589

Total assets

$

8,043,505

$

8,009,377

$

3,243,168

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits

$

2,621,163

8,203

1.24

%

$

2,621,701

$

10,381

1.57

%

$

1,337,901

5,412

1.60

%

Certificates and other time deposits

1,789,544

9,455

2.10

1,953,084

10,283

2.09

655,776

3,394

2.05

Advances from FHLB

726,352

2,661

1.45

632,754

3,081

1.93

52,436

377

2.85

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes

118,193

1,559

5.23

74,869

1,024

5.43

16,691

304

7.23

Total interest-bearing liabilities

5,255,252

21,878

1.65

5,282,408

24,769

1.86

2,062,804

9,487

1.82

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Noninterest-bearing deposits

1,540,406

1,467,127

643,958

Other liabilities

50,656

49,695

12,816

Total liabilities

6,846,314

6,799,230

2,719,578

Stockholders’ equity

1,197,191

1,210,147

523,590

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

8,043,505

$

8,009,377

$

3,243,168

Net interest rate spread3

3.35

%

3.40

%

3.35

%

Net interest income and margin4

$

69,864

3.81

%

$

70,874

3.90

%

$

28,695

3.89

%

1 Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $10,643, $8,525, and $1,019 for the three months ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
2 The Company historically reported dividend income in the "other noninterest income" line item and has reclassified $408 of dividend income into other investments as of December 31, 2018 in order to align with industry peers for comparability purposes.
3 Net interest rate spread is the average yield on interest-earning assets minus the average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
4 Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

For the Year Ended December 31,

2019

2018

Average
Outstanding
Balance

Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

Average
Outstanding
Balance

Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

(Dollars in thousands)

Assets

Interest-earning assets:

Loans1

$

5,722,039

$

334,025

5.96

%

$

2,382,946

$

134,460

5.64

%

Loans held for investment, mortgage warehouse

162,325

6,788

4.18

Securities

977,621

29,484

3.02

247,163

6,605

2.67

Interest-earning deposits in other banks

259,866

5,540

2.13

160,402

3,149

1.96

Other investments2

60,308

2,949

4.89

17,326

855

4.93

Total interest-earning assets

7,182,159

378,786

5.27

2,807,837

145,069

5.17

Allowance for loan losses

(23,533

)

(15,324

)

Noninterest-earning assets

799,257

339,915

Total assets

$

7,957,883

$

3,132,428

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits

$

2,648,113

40,355

1.52

$

1,277,186

17,599

1.38

Certificates and other time deposits

1,997,090

38,675

1.94

608,041

9,714

1.60

Advances from FHLB

502,681

9,984

1.99

87,366

1,701

1.95

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes

86,110

4,675

5.43

16,748

1,031

6.16

Total interest-bearing liabilities

5,233,994

93,689

1.79

1,989,341

30,045

1.51

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Noninterest-bearing deposits

1,480,207

621,613

Other liabilities

44,809

12,456

Total liabilities

6,759,010

2,623,410

Stockholders’ equity

1,198,873

509,018

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

7,957,883

$

3,132,428

Net interest rate spread3

3.48

%

3.66

%

Net interest income and margin4

$

285,097

3.97

%

$

115,024

4.10

%

1Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $8,762 and $1,198 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
2 The Company historically reported dividend income in the "other noninterest income" line item and has reclassified $835 of dividend income into other investments as of December 31, 2018 in order to align with industry peers for comparability purposes.
3 Net interest rate spread is the average yield on interest-earning assets minus the average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
4 Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

Yield Trend

For the Quarter Ended

Dec 31,
2019

Sep 30,
2019

Jun 30,
2019

Mar 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Average yield on interest-earning assets:

Total loans1

5.63

%

5.85

%

5.92

%

5.96

%

5.55

%

Loans held for investment, mortgage warehouse

3.51

3.88

4.56

5.26

Securities

2.83

2.98

3.10

3.17

2.88

Interest-bearing deposits in other banks

1.63

2.25

2.41

2.39

2.41

Other investments

4.53

4.50

4.19

4.92

6.36

Total interest-earning assets

5.00

%

5.26

%

5.39

%

5.44

%

5.17

%

Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities:

Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits

1.24

%

1.57

%

1.69

%

1.64

%

1.60

%

Certificates and other time deposits

2.10

2.09

1.93

1.59

2.05

Advances from FHLB

1.45

1.93

2.62

2.68

2.85

Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes

5.23

5.43

5.32

5.85

7.23

Total interest-bearing liabilities

1.65

%

1.86

%

1.90

%

1.74

%

1.82

%

Net interest rate spread2

3.35

%

3.40

%

3.49

%

3.70

%

3.35

%

Net interest margin3

3.81

%

3.90

%

4.00

%

4.17

%

3.89

%

1 Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $10,643, $8,525, $8,140, $7,709 and $1,019 for the three months ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
2 Net interest rate spread is the average yield on interest-earning assets minus the average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
3 Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

Supplemental Yield Trend

For the Quarter Ended

Dec 31,
2019

Sep 30,
2019

Jun 30,
2019

Mar 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Average cost of interest-bearing deposits

1.59

%

1.79

%

1.79

%

1.62

%

1.75

%

Average costs of total deposits, including noninterest-bearing

1.18

1.36

1.38

1.25

1.32


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

Loans Held for Investment ("LHI") and Deposit Portfolio Composition

Dec 31, 2019

Sep 30, 2019

Jun 30, 2019

Mar 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2018

(Dollars in thousands)

Loans Held for Investment2

Originated Loans

Commercial

$

1,190,552

33.9

%

$

1,027,433

33.4

%

$

878,970

32.2

%

$

836,792

33.3

%

$

697,906

32.9

%

Real Estate:

Owner occupied commercial

276,508

7.9

253,043

8.2

229,243

8.4

215,088

8.6

188,847

8.9

Commercial

1,024,635

29.2

877,669

28.5

800,506

29.3

752,628

30.0

636,200

30.0

Construction and land

527,985

15.0

490,389

15.9

405,323

14.8

364,812

14.5

303,315

14.3

Farmland

16,939

0.5

7,986

0.3

15,944

0.6

8,247

0.3

7,898

0.4

1-4 family residential

324,725

9.2

315,839

10.3

290,808

10.7

274,880

11.0

235,092

11.1

Multi-family residential

141,414

4.0

95,258

3.1

101,973

3.7

48,777

2.0

47,371

2.2

Consumer

10,096

0.3

8,471

0.3

7,714

0.3

8,587

0.3

4,304

0.2

Total originated LHI

$

3,512,854

100

%

$

3,076,088

100

%

$

2,730,481

100

%

$

2,509,811

100

%

$

2,120,933

100

%

Acquired Loans

Commercial

$

522,286

23.5

%

$

683,823

26.5

%

$

909,074

30.3

%

$

975,878

30.9

%

$

62,866

14.4

%

Real Estate:

Owner occupied commercial

430,274

19.3

463,087

18.0

517,525

17.2

530,026

16.8

132,432

30.5

Commercial

759,566

34.1

832,841

32.3

927,019

30.9

948,815

30.0

145,553

33.5

Construction and land

101,389

4.6

133,233

5.2

138,527

4.6

149,897

4.8

21,548

5.0

Farmland

1,528

0.1

1,781

0.1

2,630

0.6

1-4 family residential

225,086

10.1

243,471

9.4

266,248

8.9

295,719

9.4

62,825

14.5

Multi-family residential

178,627

8.0

211,708

8.2

228,904

7.6

238,936

7.6

3,914

0.9

Consumer

7,361

0.4

9,642

0.4

12,848

0.4

13,180

0.4

2,808

0.6

Total acquired LHI

$

2,224,589

100

%

$

2,577,805

100

%

$

3,001,673

100

%

$

3,154,232

100

%

$

434,576

100

%

Mortgage warehouse

183,628

233,577

200,017

114,158

Total LHI1

$

5,921,071

$

5,887,470

$

5,932,171

$

5,778,201

$

2,555,509

Deposits2

Noninterest-bearing

$

1,556,500

26.4

%

$

1,473,126

25.1

%

$

1,476,668

24.0

%

$

1,439,630

22.9

%

$

626,283

23.8

%

Interest-bearing transaction

388,877

6.6

373,997

6.4

373,982

6.1

334,868

5.3

146,969

5.6

Money market

2,180,017

37.0

2,066,315

35.2

2,178,274

35.3

2,169,049

34.4

1,133,045

43.2

Savings

86,078

1.5

87,981

1.5

93,898

1.5

113,200

1.8

33,147

1.3

Certificates and other time deposits

1,682,878

28.5

1,876,427

31.8

2,042,266

33.1

2,240,968

35.6

682,984

26.1

Total deposits

$

5,894,350

100

%

$

5,877,846

100

%

$

6,165,088

100

%

$

6,297,715

100

%

$

2,622,428

100

%

Loan to Deposit Ratio

100.5

%

100.2

%

96.2

%

91.8

%

97.4

%

1 Total loans held for investment does not include deferred costs of $134 thousand at December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019, respectively, deferred fees of $321 thousand at June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively, and deferred fees of $15 thousand at December 31, 2018.
2 LHI and deposit portfolio composition exclude assets and liabilities held for sale as of March 31, 2019.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

Asset Quality

For the Quarter Ended

For the Year Ended

Dec 31,
2019

Sep 30,
2019

Jun 30,
2019

Mar 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Dec 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

(Dollars in thousands)

Nonperforming Assets ("NPAs"):

Originated nonaccrual loans1

$

5,100

$

5,081

$

4,751

$

5,739

$

5,358

$

5,100

$

5,358

Acquired nonaccrual loans1

24,679

5,091

10,982

12,944

19,387

24,679

19,387

Originated accruing loans 90 or more days past due

2,039

815

12,738

2,329

2,039

Acquired accruing loans 90 or more days past due2

1,621

1,379

13,036

1,974

1,621

Total nonperforming loans held for investment ("NPLs")

33,439

12,366

41,507

22,986

24,745

33,439

24,745

Other real estate owned

5,995

4,625

1,748

151

5,995

Total NPAs

$

39,434

$

16,991

$

43,255

$

23,137

$

24,745

$

39,434

$

24,745

Charge-offs:

Residential

$

$

$

(157

)

$

$

$

(157

)

$

Commercial

(8,101

)

(143

)

(2,654

)

(26

)

(10,898

)

(175

)

Consumer

(48

)

(113

)

(30

)

(74

)

(265

)

(22

)

Total charge-offs

(48

)

(8,214

)

(330

)

(2,728

)

(26

)

(11,320

)

(197

)

Recoveries:

Residential

5

54

8

67

Commercial

135

71

10

10

7

226

41

Consumer

6

40

46

92

Total recoveries

146

71

104

64

7

385

41

Net charge-offs

$

98

$

(8,143

)

$

(226

)

$

(2,664

)

$

(19

)

$

(10,935

)

$

(156

)

Allowance for loan losses ("ALLL") at end of period

$

29,834

$

26,243

$

24,712

$

21,603

$

19,255

$

29,834

$

19,255

Remaining purchase discount ("PD") on acquired loans3

$

47,774

$

58,503

$

80,365

$

83,365

$

12,098

$

47,774

$

12,098

Asset Quality Ratios:

NPAs to total assets

0.50

%

0.21

%

0.54

%

0.29

%

0.77

%

0.50

%

0.77

%

NPLs to total LHI

0.56

0.21

0.70

0.40

0.97

0.56

0.97

ALLL to total LHI

0.50

0.45

0.42

0.37

0.75

0.50

0.75

ALLL and remaining PD on acquired loans to LHI3

1.31

1.44

1.77

1.82

1.23

1.31

1.23

Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding

0.14

0.05

0.19

0.01

1 The Company historically reported in the "acquired nonaccrual loans" line item in the table above only acquired purchased credit impaired (“PCI”) loans that were deemed to be on nonaccrual status subsequent to the respective acquisition date. The Company has re-classified $3,158, $5,040 and $2,485 for the three months ended June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, and $2,485 for the year ended December 31, 2018, of acquired non-PCI loans deemed to be on nonaccrual status subsequent to acquisition date from the "originated nonaccrual" line item into the "acquired nonaccrual loans" line item. As a result, both acquired PCI loans and acquired non-PCI loans are reflected in the "acquired nonaccrual loans" line item in order to align with industry peers for comparability purposes.
2 Accruing loans greater than 90 days past due exclude PCI loans greater than 90 days past due.
3 Remaining PD on acquired loans includes non-accretable and accretable purchase discount on purchased performing and purchased credit impaired loans for each quarter presented in the table.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

We identify certain financial measures discussed in this earnings release as being “non-GAAP financial measures.” In accordance with SEC rules, we classify a financial measure as being a non-GAAP financial measure if that financial measure excludes or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding or including amounts, that are included or excluded, as the case may be, in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as in effect from time to time in the United States (“GAAP”), in our statements of income, balance sheets or statements of cash flows. Non-GAAP financial measures do not include operating and other statistical measures or ratios calculated using exclusively either one or both of (i) financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and (ii) operating measures or other measures that are not non-GAAP financial measures.

The non-GAAP financial measures that we present in this earnings release should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable or other financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which we calculate the non-GAAP financial measures that we present in this earnings release may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names. You should understand how such other financial institutions calculate their financial measures that appear to be similar or have similar names to the non-GAAP financial measures we have discussed in this earnings release when comparing such non-GAAP financial measures.

Tangible Book Value Per Common Share. Tangible book value is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as total stockholders’ equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; and (b) tangible book value per common share as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by the number of common shares outstanding. For tangible book value per common share, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is book value per common share.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in changes from period to period in book value per common share exclusive of changes in core deposit intangibles. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing total book value while not increasing our tangible book value.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total stockholders’ equity to tangible common equity and presents our tangible book value per common share compared with our book value per common share:

As of

Dec 31, 2019

Sep 30, 2019

Jun 30, 2019

Mar 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2018

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Tangible Common Equity

Total stockholders' equity

$

1,190,797

$

1,205,530

$

1,205,293

$

1,193,705

$

530,638

Adjustments:

Goodwill

(370,658

)

(370,463

)

(370,221

)

(368,268

)

(161,447

)

Core deposit intangibles

(67,563

)

(70,014

)

(72,465

)

(74,916

)

(11,675

)

Tangible common equity

$

752,576

$

765,053

$

762,607

$

750,521

$

357,516

Common shares outstanding

51,064

52,373

53,457

54,563

24,254

Book value per common share

$

23.32

$

23.02

$

22.55

$

21.88

$

21.88

Tangible book value per common share

$

14.74

$

14.61

$

14.27

$

13.76

$

14.74


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets. Tangible common equity to tangible assets is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as total stockholders’ equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; (b) tangible assets as total assets less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) tangible common equity to tangible assets as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by tangible assets (as described in clause (b)). For tangible common equity to tangible assets, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is total stockholders’ equity to total assets.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in common equity and total assets, in each case, exclusive of changes in core deposit intangibles. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing both total stockholders’ equity and assets while not increasing our tangible common equity or tangible assets.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total stockholders’ equity to tangible common equity and total assets to tangible assets and presents our tangible common equity to tangible assets:

As of

Dec 31, 2019

Sep 30, 2019

Jun 30, 2019

Mar 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2018

(Dollars in thousands)

Tangible Common Equity

Total stockholders' equity

$

1,190,797

$

1,205,530

$

1,205,293

$

1,193,705

$

530,638

Adjustments:

Goodwill

(370,658

)

(370,463

)

(370,221

)

(368,268

)

(161,447

)

Core deposit intangibles

(67,563

)

(70,014

)

(72,465

)

(74,916

)

(11,675

)

Tangible common equity

$

752,576

$

765,053

$

762,607

$

750,521

$

357,516

Tangible Assets

Total assets

$

7,954,707

$

7,962,883

$

8,010,106

$

7,931,747

$

3,208,550

Adjustments:

Goodwill

(370,658

)

(370,463

)

(370,221

)

(368,268

)

(161,447

)

Core deposit intangibles

(67,563

)

(70,014

)

(72,465

)

(74,916

)

(11,675

)

Tangible Assets

$

7,516,486

$

7,522,406

$

7,567,420

$

7,488,563

$

3,035,428

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets

10.01

%

10.17

%

10.08

%

10.02

%

11.78

%


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Return on Average Tangible Common Equity. Return on average tangible common equity is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) net income adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles as net income available for common stockholders, plus amortization of core deposit intangibles, less tax benefit at the statutory rate; (b) average tangible common equity as total average stockholders’ equity less average goodwill and average core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) return on average tangible common equity as net income adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles (as described in clause (a)) divided by average tangible common equity (as described in clause (b)). For return on average tangible common equity, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is return on average common equity.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the return on common equity, exclusive of the impact of core deposit intangibles. Goodwill and core deposit intangibles have the effect of increasing total stockholders’ equity while not increasing our tangible common equity. This measure is particularly relevant to acquisitive institutions that may have higher balances in goodwill and core deposit intangibles than non-acquisitive institutions.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, average common equity to average tangible common equity and net income to net income adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles, net of taxes and presents our return on average tangible common equity:

For the Quarter Ended

For the Year Ended

Dec 31,
2019

Sep 30,
2019

Jun 30,
2019

Mar 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Dec 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

(Dollars in thousands)

Net income adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles

Net income

$

29,051

$

27,405

$

26,876

$

7,407

$

9,825

$

90,739

$

39,341

Adjustments:

Plus: Amortization of core deposit intangibles

2,451

2,451

2,451

2,477

432

9,830

4,060

Less: Tax benefit at the statutory rate

515

515

515

520

91

2,065

859

Net income adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles

$

30,987

$

29,341

$

28,812

$

9,364

$

10,166

$

98,504

$

42,542

Average Tangible Common Equity

Total average stockholders' equity

$

1,197,191

$

1,210,147

$

1,200,632

$

1,190,266

$

523,590

$

1,198,873

$

509,018

Adjustments:

Average goodwill

(370,463

)

(370,224

)

(369,255

)

(366,795

)

(161,447

)

(369,441

)

(160,907

)

Average core deposit intangibles

(68,913

)

(71,355

)

(73,875

)

(76,727

)

(11,932

)

(72,692

)

(18,005

)

Average tangible common equity

$

757,815

$

768,568

$

757,502

$

746,744

$

350,211

$

756,740

$

330,106

Return on Average Tangible Common Equity (Annualized)

16.22

%

15.15

%

15.26

%

5.09

%

11.52

%

13.02

%

12.89

%


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Operating Net Income, Pre-tax, Pre-provision Operating Earnings and performance metrics calculated using Operating Earnings and Pre-tax, Pre-provision Operating Net Income, including Diluted Operating Earnings per Share, Operating Return on Average Assets, Pre-tax, Pre-Provision Operating Return on Average Assets, Operating Return on Average Tangible Common Equity and Operating Efficiency Ratio. Operating earnings and pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings are non-GAAP measures used by management to evaluate the Company’s financial performance. We calculate (a) operating net income as net income plus loss on sale of securities available for sale, net, plus loss (gain) on sale of disposed branch assets, plus lease exit costs, net, plus branch closure expenses, plus one-time issuance of shares to all employees, plus merger and acquisition expenses, less tax impact of adjustments, plus re-measurement of deferred tax assets as a result of the reduction in the corporate income tax rate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, plus other merger and acquisition discrete tax items. We calculate (b) pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings as operating net income as described in clause (a) plus provision for income taxes, plus provision for loan losses. We calculate (c) diluted operating earnings per share as operating earnings as described in clause (a) divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding. We calculate (d) operating return on average tangible common equity as operating earnings as described in clause (a) divided by total average tangible common equity (average stockholders' equity less average goodwill and average core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization.) We calculate (e) operating efficiency ratio as non interest expense plus adjustments to operating non interest expense divided by (i) non interest income plus adjustments to operating non interest income plus (ii) net interest income. We believe that these measures and the operating metrics calculated utilizing these measures are important to management and many investors in the marketplace who are interested in understanding the ongoing operating performance of the Company and provide meaningful comparisons to its peers. The following tables reconcile, as of the dates set forth below, operating net income and pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings and related metrics:

For the Quarter Ended

For the Year Ended

Dec 31,
2019

Sep 30,
2019

Jun 30,
2019

Mar 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

Dec 31,
2019

Dec 31,
2018

(Dollars in thousands)

Operating Earnings

Net income

$

29,051

$

27,405

$

26,876

$

7,407

$

9,825

$

90,739

$

39,341

Plus: Loss on sale of securities available for sale, net

438

642

772

42

1,852

42

Plus: Loss (gain) on sale of disposed branch assets1

359

359

(388

)

Plus: Lease exit costs, net2

1,071

Plus: Branch closure expenses

172

Plus: One-time issuance of shares to all employees

421

Plus: Merger and acquisition expenses

918

1,035

5,431

31,217

1,150

38,601

5,220

Operating pre-tax income

30,407

28,440

33,308

39,396

11,017

131,551

45,879

Less: Tax impact of adjustments3

(23

)

217

1,351

6,717

(440

)

8,262

633

Plus: Tax Act re-measurement

5

Plus: Other M&A tax items4

829

406

277

1,512

Plus: Discrete tax adjustments5

(965

)

(965

)

Operating net income

$

30,294

$

28,629

$

32,234

$

32,679

$

11,457

$

123,836

$

45,251

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

52,263

53,873

54,929

55,439

24,532

53,978

24,590

Diluted EPS

$

0.56

$

0.51

$

0.49

$

0.13

$

0.40

$

1.68

$

1.60

Diluted operating EPS

$

0.58

$

0.53

$

0.59

$

0.59

$

0.47

$

2.29

$

1.84

1 Loss on sale of disposed branch assets for the year ended December 31, 2019 and for the three months ended June 30, 2019 is included in merger and acquisition expense in the condensed consolidated statements of income.
2 Lease exit costs, net for the year ended December 31, 2018 includes a $1.5 million consent fee and $240 thousand in professional services paid in January 2018 to separately assign and sublease two of our branch leases that we ceased using in 2017 offset by the reversal of the corresponding assigned lease cease-use liability totaling $669 thousand.
3 A 2019 and 2018 transaction cost study were completed during the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively, resulting in $1,468 thousand and $3,460 thousand of expenses paid that are non-deductible merger and acquisition expenses for the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. As such, $308 thousand and $727 thousand is the tax impact of these non-deductible expenses that are reflected in the year ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 tax impact of adjustments amounts reported, respectively. All other adjustments to operating net income are taxed at the statutory rate.
4 Other M&A tax items of $829 thousand, $406 thousand and $277 thousand recorded during the three months ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively, relate to permanent tax expense recognized by the Company as a result of deduction limitations on compensation paid to covered employees in excess of the 162(m) limitation directly due to change-in-control payments made to covered employees in connection with the Green acquisition.
5 Discrete tax adjustments of $965 thousand were recorded during the fourth quarter of 2019 primarily due to the Company recording a net tax benefit of $1.6 million as a result of the Company settling an audit with the IRS. The Company released an uncertain tax position reserve that was assumed in the Green acquisition resulting in a $2.2 million tax benefit, offset by tax expense totaling $598 thousand that were recorded due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act rate change on deferred tax assets resulting from the IRS audit settlement. The net IRS settlement was offset by various discrete, non-recurring tax expenses totaling $0.6 million.


For the Quarter Ended

For the Year Ended

Dec 31, 2019

Sep 30, 2019

Jun 30, 2019

Mar 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2018

Dec 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2018

(Dollars in thousands)

Pre-Tax, Pre-Provision Operating Earnings

Net Income

$

29,051

$

27,405

$

26,876

$

7,407

$

9,825

$

90,739

$

39,341

Plus: Provision for income taxes

8,168

7,595

7,369

1,989

3,587

25,121

10,896

Pus: Provision for loan losses

3,493

9,674

3,335

5,012

1,364

21,514

6,603

Plus: Loss on sale of securities available for sale, net

438

642

772

42

1,852

42

Plus: Loss (gain) on sale of disposed branch assets1

359

359

(388

)

Plus: Lease exit costs, net2

1,071

Plus: Branch closure expenses

172

Plus: One-time issuance of shares to all employees

421

Plus: Merger and acquisition expenses

918

1,035

5,431

31,217

1,150

38,601

5,220

Net pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings

$

42,068

$

45,709

$

44,012

$

46,397

$

15,968

$

178,186

$

63,378

Total average assets

$

8,043,505

$

8,009,377

$

3,059,456

$

2,989,974

$

3,243,168

$

7,957,883

$

3,132,428

Pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets3

2.07

%

2.26

%

2.22

%

2.40

%

1.95

%

2.24

%

2.02

%

Average Total Assets

$

8,043,505

$

8,009,377

$

7,937,319

$

7,841,267

$

3,243,168

$

7,957,883

$

3,132,428

Return on average assets3

1.43

%

1.36

%

1.36

%

0.38

%

1.20

%

1.14

%

1.26

%

Operating return on average assets3

1.49

1.42

1.63

1.69

1.40

1.56

1.44

Operating earnings adjusted for amortization of intangibles

Net operating earnings

$

30,294

$

28,629

$

32,234

$

32,679

$

11,457

$

123,836

$

45,251

Adjustments:

Plus: Amortization of core deposit intangibles

2,451

2,451

2,451

2,477

432

9,830

4,060

Less: Tax benefit at the statutory rate

515

515

515

520

91

2,065

859

Operating earnings adjusted for amortization of intangibles

$

32,230

$

30,565

$

34,170

$

34,636

$

11,798

$

131,601

$

48,452

Average Tangible Common Equity

Total average stockholders' equity

$

1,197,191

$

1,210,147

$

1,200,632

$

1,190,266

$

523,590

$

1,198,873

$

509,018

Adjustments:

Average goodwill

(370,463

)

(370,224

)

(369,255

)

(366,795

)

(161,447

)

(369,441

)

(160,907

)

Average core deposit intangibles

(68,913

)

(71,355

)

(73,875

)

(76,727

)

(11,932

)

(72,692

)

(18,005

)

Average tangible common equity

$

757,815

$

768,568

$

757,502

$

746,744

$

350,211

$

756,740

$

330,106

Operating return on average tangible common equity3

16.87

%

15.78

%

18.09

%

18.81

%

13.37

%

17.39

%

14.68

%

Efficiency ratio

47.12

%

43.67

%

51.49

%

82.30

%

54.27

%

56.41

%

54.92

%

Operating efficiency ratio

45.67

%

42.36

%

43.66

%

43.54

%

50.65

%

43.80

%

49.60

%

1 Loss on sale of disposed branch assets for the year ended December 31, 2019 and for the three months ended June 30, 2019 is included in merger and acquisition expense in the condensed consolidated statements of income.
2 Lease exit costs, net for the year ended December 31, 2018 includes a $1.5 million consent fee and $240 thousand in professional services paid in January 2018 to separately assign and sublease two of our branch leases that we ceased using in 2017 offset by the reversal of the corresponding assigned lease cease-use liability totaling $669 thousand.
3 Annualized ratio for quarterly metrics.

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