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Western Alliance Bancorporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results

PHOENIX, January 27, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL):

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2021 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Fourth Quarter Highlights:

Net income

Earnings per share

PPNR1

Net interest margin

Efficiency ratio1

Book value per
common share

$246.0 million

$2.32

$325.9 million

3.33%

41.3%

$43.78

$2.34, excluding acquisition
and restructure expenses and
loss on debt extinguishment

$37.841, excluding
goodwill and intangibles

CEO COMMENTARY:

"The strong momentum garnered throughout the year propelled Western Alliance to new heights, closing out the fourth quarter with record earnings and robust balance sheet growth," said Kenneth Vecchione, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We achieved a record $246.0 million in net income and earnings per share of $2.32 for the quarter, an increase of 20% from the prior year. Quarterly loan and deposit growth of $4.3 billion and $2.3 billion, respectively, boosted total assets to $56.0 billion at year end, while tangible book value per share1 rose 9.1% to $37.84."

"Western Alliance’s full year results are a direct reflection of our collaborative and results-oriented culture. We completed the acquisition of AmeriHome in April, extending our national commercial businesses with a complementary mortgage franchise, and since then have made substantial progress towards the full integration of our teams. We also surpassed the $50 billion asset milestone, as both loan and deposit growth were up over 40% from the prior year, all while continuing our focus on asset quality. Net charge-offs for the year totaled $5.9 million, or only 2 basis points of average loans, and classified assets at the end of the year were 54 basis points to total assets. Our significant balance sheet growth during the year also drove an increase in earnings as PPNR 1 climbed 50% over the prior year to $1.1 billion, with net income of $899.2 million and earnings per share up 72% to $8.67."

Acquisition of AmeriHome Mortgage Company:

On April 7, 2021, the Company completed its acquisition of Aris Mortgage Holding Company, LLC, the parent company of AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC ("AmeriHome"). The Company's results include the financial results of AmeriHome beginning on April 7, 2021.

LINKED-QUARTER BASIS

FULL YEAR

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Net income of $246.0 million and earnings per share of $2.32, compared to $236.9 million and $2.28, respectively

  • Net income of $899.2 million and earnings per share of $8.67, up 77.5% and 72.0%, from $506.6 million and $5.04, respectively

  • Net revenue of $561.0 million, an increase of 2.3%, or $12.5 million, compared to an increase in non-interest expenses of 1.7%, or $4.0 million

  • Net revenue of $2.0 billion, an increase of 57.8%, or $715.3 million, compared to an increase in non-interest expenses of 73.2%, or $359.8 million

  • Pre-provision net revenue1 of $325.9 million, up $8.8 million from $317.1 million

  • Pre-provision net revenue1 of $1.1 billion, up $376.7 million from $746.1 million

  • Effective tax rate of 20.6%, compared to 21.7%

  • Effective tax rate of 19.9%, compared to 18.6%

FINANCIAL POSITION RESULTS:

  • HFI loans of $39.1 billion, up $4.3 billion, or 12.3%

  • Increase in HFI loans of $12.0 billion, or 44.4%

  • Total deposits of $47.6 billion, up $2.3 billion, or 5.1%

  • Increase in total deposits of $15.7 billion, or 49.1%

  • Stockholders' equity of $5.0 billion, up $449 million

  • Increase in stockholders' equity of $1.5 billion

LOANS AND ASSET QUALITY:

  • Nonperforming assets (nonaccrual loans and repossessed assets) to total assets of 0.15%, compared to 0.17%

  • Nonperforming assets to total assets of 0.15%, compared to 0.32%

  • Annualized net loan charge-offs to average loans outstanding of 0.02%, compared to 0.04%

  • Net loan charge-offs to average loans outstanding of 0.02%, compared to 0.06%

KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS:

  • Net interest margin of 3.33%, compared to 3.43%

  • Net interest margin of 3.41%, compared to 3.97%

  • Return on average assets and on tangible common equity1 of 1.69% and 25.8%, compared to 1.83% and 26.6%, respectively

  • Return on average assets and on tangible common equity1 of 1.83% and 26.2%, compared to 1.61% and 17.7%, respectively

  • Tangible common equity ratio1 of 7.3%, compared to 6.9%

  • Tangible common equity ratio1 of 7.3%, compared to 8.6%

  • Tangible book value per share1, net of tax, of $37.84, an increase of 9.1% from $34.67

  • Tangible book value per share1, net of tax, of $37.84, an increase of 22.5% from $30.90

  • Efficiency ratio1 of 41.3%, compared to 41.5%

  • Efficiency ratio1 of 41.8%, compared to 38.8%

1

See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Income Statement

Net interest income was $450.6 million in the fourth quarter 2021, an increase of $40.2 million from $410.4 million in the third quarter 2021, and an increase of $135.8 million, or 43.1%, compared to the fourth quarter 2020. Continued HFI loan growth and interest income from HFS loans drove the increase in net interest income from both the third quarter 2021 and the fourth quarter 2020.

The Company recorded a provision for credit losses totaling $13.2 million in the fourth quarter 2021, an increase of $0.9 million from $12.3 million in the third quarter 2021, compared to a provision release of $34.2 million in the fourth quarter 2020. The provision for credit losses during the fourth quarter 2021 is primarily due to loan growth.

The Company’s net interest margin in the fourth quarter 2021 was 3.33%, a decrease from 3.43% in the third quarter 2021, and a decrease from 3.84% in the fourth quarter 2020. The decrease in net interest margin from the prior period is largely a result of lower yields across most loan types and continued mix shift into residential loans. The decrease in net interest margin from the fourth quarter 2020 was driven by the lower rate environment, which lowered loan and investment security yields, partially offset by lower deposit costs.

Non-interest income was $110.4 million for the fourth quarter 2021, compared to $138.1 million for the third quarter 2021, and $23.8 million for the fourth quarter 2020. The decrease in non-interest income from the third quarter 2021 was driven by a decrease in net gain on loan origination and sale activities of $47.8 million, partially offset by gains on security sales and recovery from credit guarantees of $8.3 million and $7.2 million, respectively. The increase in non-interest income from the fourth quarter 2020 is primarily the result of mortgage banking related income from AmeriHome.

Net revenue was $561.0 million for the fourth quarter 2021, an increase of $12.5 million, or 2.3%, compared to $548.5 million for the third quarter 2021, and an increase of $222.4 million, or 65.7%, compared to $338.6 million for the fourth quarter 2020. The increase in net revenue from the third quarter 2021 and fourth quarter 2020 was driven by an increase in loan interest income generated from HFI loan growth and HFS loans. The increase in net revenue from the fourth quarter 2020 was also attributable to an increase in non-interest income from mortgage banking related income.

Non-interest expense of $237.8 million for the fourth quarter 2021, or $235.1 million adjusted1 to exclude AmeriHome acquisition and restructure related expenses and loss on extinguishment of debt, compared to $233.8 million for the third quarter 2021, or $231.4 million adjusted1, and $132.2 million for the fourth quarter 2020. The Company’s efficiency ratio1, adjusted to exclude acquisition and restructure related expenses and loss on extinguishment of debt, was 41.3% for the fourth quarter 2021, compared to 41.5% in the third quarter 2021, and 38.2% for the fourth quarter 2020. The increase in adjusted non-interest expense1 from the fourth quarter 2020 is attributable to growth from the AmeriHome acquisition, which increased compensation costs and also introduced additional non-interest expense items, such as loan servicing and loan acquisition and origination expenses.

Income tax expense was $64.0 million for the fourth quarter 2021, compared to $65.5 million for the third quarter 2021, and $47.0 million for the fourth quarter 2020.

Net income was $246.0 million for the fourth quarter 2021, an increase of $9.1 million from $236.9 million for the third quarter 2021, and an increase of $52.4 million from $193.6 million for the fourth quarter 2020. Earnings per share was $2.32 for the fourth quarter 2021, or $2.34 per share after adjusting for acquisition and restructure expenses and loss on extinguishment of debt, compared to $2.28, or $2.30 per share after adjusting for acquisition and restructure expenses, for the third quarter 2021, and $1.93 for the fourth quarter 2020. As discussed above, the increase in net income and earnings per share for the fourth quarter 2021 compared to the same quarter last year was driven by continued HFI loan growth and new activity related to the AmeriHome acquisition.

The Company views its pre-provision net revenue1 ("PPNR") as a key metric for assessing the Company’s earnings power, which it defines as net revenue less non-interest expense, adjusted for acquisition and restructure expenses and loss on extinguishment of debt. For the fourth quarter 2021, the Company’s PPNR1 was $325.9 million, up $8.8 million from $317.1 million in the third quarter 2021, and up $119.5 million from $206.4 million in the fourth quarter 2020. The increase in PPNR1 from the third quarter 2021 and fourth quarter 2020 was driven by HFI loan growth and the AmeriHome acquisition completed on April 7, 2021.

The Company had 3,139 full-time equivalent employees and 58 offices at December 31, 2021, compared to 3,061 employees and 54 offices at September 30, 2021, and 1,915 employees and 49 offices at December 31, 2020. The increase in employees from the prior year primarily relates to the addition of AmeriHome employees.

1

See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Balance Sheet

HFI loans, net of deferred fees totaled $39.1 billion at December 31, 2021, an increase of $4.3 billion from $34.8 billion at September 30, 2021, and $12.0 billion from $27.1 billion at December 31, 2020. The increase in HFI loans from the prior quarter was driven by residential real estate, commercial and industrial, and CRE non-owner occupied loans, which increased $1.8 billion, $1.8 billion, and $683 million, respectively. From December 31, 2020, loan growth was primarily driven by residential real estate and commercial and industrial loans, which increased $6.8 billion and $4.0 billion, respectively. CRE non-owner occupied and construction and land development loans also increased $872 million and $591 million, respectively, partially offset by a decrease in CRE owner occupied loans of $259 million from December 31, 2020.

The Company's allowance for credit losses on HFI loans consists of an allowance for funded HFI loans and an allowance for unfunded loan commitments. At December 31, 2021, the allowance for loan losses to funded HFI loans was 0.65%, compared to 0.71% at September 30, 2021, and 1.03% at December 31, 2020. The allowance for credit losses, which includes the allowance for unfunded loan commitments, to funded HFI loans was 0.74% at December 31, 2021, compared to 0.80% at September 30, 2021, and 1.17% at December 31, 2020. The Company entered into two separate credit linked note transactions during the year, which effectively transfers the risk of loan losses on an $6.4 billion reference pool to the purchasers of the notes. However, as these note transactions are considered to be free standing credit enhancements, the allowance for credit losses cannot be reduced by the expected credit losses that may be mitigated by these notes. Accordingly, the allowance for loan and credit losses ratios as of December 31, 2021 include an allowance of $7.2 million related to this $6.4 billion pool of loans.

Deposits totaled $47.6 billion at December 31, 2021, an increase of $2.3 billion from $45.3 billion at September 30, 2021, and an increase of $15.7 billion from $31.9 billion at December 31, 2020. By deposit type, the increase from the prior quarter is primarily attributable to an increase of $2.0 billion from interest bearing demand deposits, $295 million from non-interest bearing demand deposits, and $226 million from certificates of deposits, partially offset by a decrease of $162 million from savings and money market accounts. From December 31, 2020, deposits increased across all deposit types, with the largest increases in non-interest bearing demand deposits of $7.9 billion, savings and money market accounts of $4.9 billion, and interest-bearing demand deposits of $2.5 billion. Non-interest bearing deposits were $21.4 billion at December 31, 2021, compared to $21.1 billion at September 30, 2021, and $13.5 billion at December 31, 2020.

The table below shows the Company's deposit types as a percentage of total deposits:

Dec 31, 2021

Sep 30, 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Non-interest bearing

44.9

%

46.5

%

42.1

%

Savings and money market

36.3

38.5

38.9

Interest-bearing demand

14.5

11.0

13.8

Certificates of deposit

4.3

4.0

5.2

The Company’s ratio of HFI loans to deposits was 82.1% at December 31, 2021, compared to 76.9% at September 30, 2021, and 84.7% at December 31, 2020.

Borrowings were $1.5 billion at December 31, 2021, $987 million at September 30, 2021, and $5 million at December 31, 2020. The increase in borrowings from September 30, 2021 is due primarily to an increase in overnight borrowings of $275 million and issuance of $228 million in credit linked notes during the quarter. The increase in borrowings from December 31, 2020 is due primarily to the assumption of borrowings related to the acquisition of AmeriHome, the issuances of $470 million in credit linked notes during the year, and an increase in overnight borrowings of $675 million.

Qualifying debt totaled $896 million at December 31, 2021, compared to $1.1 billion at September 30, 2021, and $549 million at December 31, 2020. The decrease in qualifying debt from September 30, 2021 is due to redemption of $175 million in subordinated debt during the quarter. The increase in qualifying debt from December 31, 2020 is primarily related to the issuance of $600 million in subordinated debt in June 2021, partially offset by $250 million in subordinated debt redemptions during the year.

Stockholders’ equity was $5.0 billion at December 31, 2021, compared to $4.5 billion at September 30, 2021, and $3.4 billion at December 31, 2020. The increase in stockholders' equity from September 30, 2021 is attributable to net income and net proceeds from the sale of the Company's common stock under its ATM program, partially offset by dividends to shareholders. During the quarter, the Company sold 2.4 million shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $108.09 per share, with aggregate net proceeds totaling $261 million. A cash dividend of $0.35 per share was paid to common shareholders on December 3, 2021, totaling $36.5 million. Additionally, the Company paid a cash dividend of $0.289225 per depository share to preferred shareholders on December 29, 2021, totaling $3.5 million. The increase in stockholders' equity from December 31, 2020 is primarily a function of net income, issuance of preferred stock, and sales of common stock in a direct stock offering and under the Company's ATM program, partially offset by dividends to shareholders.

At December 31, 2021, tangible common equity, net of tax1, was 7.3% of tangible assets1 and total capital was 12.3% of risk-weighted assets. The Company’s tangible book value per share1 was $37.84 at December 31, 2021, up 22.5% from December 31, 2020.

Total assets increased 6.1% to $56.0 billion at December 31, 2021, from $52.8 billion at September 30, 2021, and increased 53.5% from $36.5 billion at December 31, 2020. The increase in total assets from the prior year was driven by continued organic loan and deposit growth and the acquisition of net assets in the AmeriHome acquisition.

1

See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Asset Quality

Provision for credit losses totaled $13.2 million for the fourth quarter 2021, compared $12.3 million for the third quarter 2021, and a recovery of credit losses of $34.2 million for the fourth quarter 2020. Net loan charge-offs in the fourth quarter 2021 were $1.4 million, or 0.02% of average loans (annualized), compared to $3.0 million, or 0.04%, in the third quarter 2021, and $3.9 million, or 0.06%, in the fourth quarter 2020.

Nonaccrual loans decreased $5.5 million to $72.6 million during the quarter and decreased $42.6 million from December 31, 2020. Loans past due 90 days and still accruing interest were zero at December 31, 2021, September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020. Loans past due 30-89 days and still accruing interest totaled $52.5 million at December 31, 2021, an increase from $23.6 million at September 30, 2021, and an increase from $11.2 million at December 31, 2020.

Repossessed assets totaled $11.7 million at December 31, 2021, an increase of $0.2 million from $11.5 million at September 30, 2021, and an increase of $10.3 million from $1.4 million at December 31, 2020. Classified assets totaled $300.7 million at December 31, 2021, an increase of $35.8 million from $264.9 million at September 30, 2021, and $77.0 million from $223.7 million at December 31, 2020.

The ratio of classified assets to Tier 1 capital plus the allowance for credit losses, a common regulatory measure of asset quality, was 6.4% at December 31, 2021, compared to 6.3% at September 30, 2021, and 6.5% at December 31, 2020.

1

See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Segment Highlights

The Company's reportable segments are aggregated with a focus on products and services offered and consist of three reportable segments:

  • Commercial segment: provides commercial banking and treasury management products and services to small and middle-market businesses, specialized banking services to sophisticated commercial institutions and investors within niche industries, as well as financial services to the real estate industry.

  • Consumer Related segment: offers both commercial banking services to enterprises in consumer-related sectors and consumer banking services, such as residential mortgage banking and beginning on April 7, 2021 includes the financial results of AmeriHome.

  • Corporate & Other segment: consists of the Company's investment portfolio, Corporate borrowings and other related items, income and expense items not allocated to our other reportable segments, and inter-segment eliminations.

Key management metrics for evaluating the performance of the Company's Commercial and Consumer Related segments include loan and deposit growth, asset quality, and pre-tax income.

The Commercial segment reported an HFI loan balance of $25.1 billion at December 31, 2021, an increase of $2.3 billion during the quarter, and an increase of $4.8 billion during the year. Deposits for the Commercial segment totaled $30.5 billion at December 31, 2021, an increase of $2.1 billion during the quarter, and an increase of $9.0 billion during the year.

Pre-tax income for the Commercial segment was $238.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021, an increase of $45.1 million from the three months ended September 30, 2021, and a decrease of $7.9 million from the three months ended December 31, 2020. For the year ended December 31, 2021, the Commercial segment reported total pre-tax income of $861.5 million, an increase of $248.8 million compared to the year ended December 31, 2020.

The Consumer Related segment reported an HFI loan balance of $14.0 billion at December 31, 2021, an increase of $2.0 billion during the quarter, and an increase of $7.2 billion during the year. The Consumer Related segment also has loans held for sale, initially acquired as part of the AmeriHome acquisition, of $5.6 billion at December 31, 2021, a decrease of $899 million during the quarter. Deposits for the Consumer Related segment totaled $15.4 billion, a decrease of $388 million during the quarter, and an increase of $5.4 billion during the year.

Pre-tax income for the Consumer Related segment was $135.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021, a decrease of $41.0 million from the three months ended September 30, 2021, and an increase of $67.8 million from the three months ended December 31, 2020. For the year ended December 31, 2021, the Consumer Related segment reported total pre-tax income of $496.1 million, an increase of $275.6 million compared to the year ended December 31, 2020.

Conference Call and Webcast

Western Alliance Bancorporation will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its fourth quarter 2021 financial results at 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 28, 2022. Participants may access the call by dialing 1-833-236-2753 and using the conference ID 4979835 or via live audio webcast using the website link https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3575941/3C25E9877E98D20BD00D726902D7F5D0. The webcast is also available via the Company’s website at www.westernalliancebancorporation.com. Participants should log in at least 15 minutes early to receive instructions. The call will be recorded and made available for replay after 3:00 p.m. ET January 28th through 11:00 p.m. ET February 28th by dialing 1-800-585-8367, conference ID: 4979835.

Reclassifications

Certain amounts in the Consolidated Income Statements for the prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation. The reclassifications have no effect on net income or stockholders’ equity as previously reported.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains both financial measures based on GAAP and non-GAAP based financial measures, which are used where management believes them to be helpful in understanding the Company’s results of operations or financial position. Where non-GAAP financial measures are used, the comparable GAAP financial measure, as well as the reconciliation to the comparable GAAP financial measure, can be found in this press release. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding our expectations with regard to our business, financial and operating results, future economic performance and dividends. The forward-looking statements contained herein reflect our current views about future events and financial performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause our actual results to differ significantly from historical results and those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical or expected results include, among others: the risk factors discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and the Company's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; the potential adverse effects of unusual and infrequently occurring events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and any governmental or societal responses thereto; changes in general economic conditions, either nationally or locally in the areas in which we conduct or will conduct our business; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; increases in competitive pressures among financial institutions and businesses offering similar products and services; higher defaults on our loan portfolio than we expect; changes in management’s estimate of the adequacy of the allowance for credit losses; legislative or regulatory changes or changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; supervisory actions by regulatory agencies which may limit our ability to pursue certain growth opportunities, including expansion through acquisitions; additional regulatory requirements resulting from our continued growth; management’s estimates and projections of interest rates and interest rate policy; the execution of our business plan; and other factors affecting the financial services industry generally or the banking industry in particular.

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We do not intend and disclaim any duty or obligation to update or revise any industry information or forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, set forth in this press release to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

About Western Alliance Bancorporation

With more than $50 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. The company is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020, ranks high on the Forbes "Best Banks in America" list year after year and was named #1 Best Emerging Regional Bank in Bank Director’s 2022 RankingBanking study. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps clients realize their ambitions with teams of experienced bankers and mortgage experts who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of customized loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, including blockchain-based offerings. Business clients also benefit from a powerful array of specialized financial services that provide strong expertise and tailored solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking brands and has offices in key markets nationwide. For more information, visit westernalliancebank.com.

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Summary Consolidated Financial Data

Unaudited

Selected Balance Sheet Data:

As of December 31,

2021

2020

Change %

(in millions)

Total assets

$

55,982.6

$

36,461.0

53.5

%

Loans held for sale

5,635.1

HFI loans, net of deferred fees

39,075.4

27,053.0

44.4

Investment securities

7,540.9

5,504.8

37.0

Total deposits

47,612.0

31,930.5

49.1

Qualifying debt

895.8

548.7

63.3

Stockholders' equity

4,962.6

3,413.5

45.4

Tangible common equity, net of tax (1)

4,035.2

3,116.6

29.5

Selected Income Statement Data:

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

For the Year Ended December 31,

2021

2020

Change %

2021

2020

Change %

(in millions, except per share data)

(in millions, except per share data)

Interest income

$

483.3

$

331.6

45.7

%

$

1,658.7

$

1,261.8

31.5

%

Interest expense

32.7

16.8

94.6

109.9

94.9

15.8

Net interest income

450.6

314.8

43.1

1,548.8

1,166.9

32.7

Provision for (recovery of) credit losses

13.2

(34.2

)

NM

(21.4

)

123.6

NM

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

437.4

349.0

25.3

1,570.2

1,043.3

50.5

Non-interest income

110.4

23.8

NM

404.2

70.8

NM

Non-interest expense

237.8

132.2

79.9

851.4

491.6

73.2

Income before income taxes

310.0

240.6

28.8

1,123.0

622.5

80.4

Income tax expense

64.0

47.0

36.2

223.8

115.9

93.1

Net income

246.0

193.6

27.1

899.2

506.6

77.5

Dividends on preferred stock

3.5

3.5

Net income available to common stockholders

$

242.5

$

193.6

25.3

$

895.7

$

506.6

76.8

Diluted earnings per common share

$

2.32

$

1.93

20.2

$

8.67

$

5.04

72.0

(1)

See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

NM

Changes +/- 100% are not meaningful.

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Summary Consolidated Financial Data

Unaudited

Common Share Data:

At or For the Three Months Ended December 31,

For the Year Ended December 31,

2021

2020

Change %

2021

2020

Change %

Diluted earnings per common share

$

2.32

$

1.93

20.2

%

$

8.67

$

5.04

72.0

%

Book value per common share

43.78

33.85

29.3

Tangible book value per common share, net of tax (1)

37.84

30.90

22.5

Average common shares outstanding
(in millions):

Basic

103.9

99.9

4.0

102.7

100.2

2.5

Diluted

104.5

100.4

4.1

103.3

100.5

2.8

Common shares outstanding

106.6

100.8

5.7

Selected Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets (2)

1.69

%

2.22

%

(23.9

) %

1.83

%

1.61

%

13.7

%

Return on average tangible common equity (1, 2)

25.8

25.7

0.4

26.2

17.7

47.4

Net interest margin (2)

3.33

3.84

(13.3

)

3.41

3.97

(14.1

)

Efficiency ratio - tax equivalent basis (1)

41.3

38.2

8.1

41.8

38.8

7.7

Loan to deposit ratio

82.1

84.7

(3.1

)

Asset Quality Ratios:

Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding (2)

0.02

%

0.06

%

(66.7

) %

0.02

%

0.06

%

(66.7

)%

Nonaccrual loans to funded HFI loans

0.19

0.43

(55.8

)

Nonaccrual loans and repossessed assets to total assets

0.15

0.32

(53.1

)

Allowance for loan losses to funded HFI loans

0.65

1.03

(36.9

)

Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual HFI loans

348

242

43.7

Capital Ratios:

Dec 31, 2021

Sep 30, 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Tangible common equity (1)

7.3

%

6.9

%

8.6

%

Common Equity Tier 1 (3)

9.1

8.7

9.9

Tier 1 Leverage ratio (3)

7.8

7.9

9.2

Tier 1 Capital (3)

9.9

...

10.2

Total Capital (3)

12.3

12.6

12.5

(1)

See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(2)

Annualized on an actual/actual basis for periods less than 12 months.

(3)

Capital ratios for December 31, 2021 are preliminary.

NM

Changes +/- 100% are not meaningful.

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

Unaudited

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,