Western Alliance Bancorporation Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

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PHOENIX, July 15, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL):

SECOND QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Net income

Earnings per share

PPNR1

Net interest margin

Efficiency ratio1

Book value per

common share

$223.8 million

$2.17

$277.4 million

3.51%

44.5%

$38.70

$2.29, excluding acquisition and restructure expenses

$32.861, excluding

goodwill and intangibles

CEO COMMENTARY:

"Western Alliance continued to execute on its diversified national commercial business strategy, effectively deploying excess liquidity and generating record revenues, PPNR1 and earnings for the second quarter 2021," said Kenneth A. Vecchione, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Balance sheet growth was driven by an increase in HFI loans of $2.0 billion (29.3% annualized), excluding PPP payoffs, supported by deposit growth of $3.5 billion (36.9% annualized), lifting total assets to $49.1 billion and PPNR1 by 37.1% in the quarter to $277.4 million. As we began to unlock the value from the AmeriHome acquisition, we achieved record net income of $223.8 million, earnings per share of $2.17 and return on tangible common equity of 28.1% for the second quarter 2021. Asset quality remained strong with nonperforming assets to total assets of 0.20% and negligible net charge-offs for the quarter."

Acquisition of AmeriHome Mortgage Company:

On April 7, 2021, the Company completed its previously announced acquisition of Aris Mortgage Holding Company, LLC, the parent company of AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC ("AmeriHome"). The Company's results for the second quarter 2021 include the financial results of AmeriHome beginning on April 7, 2021. Pursuant to accounting guidance, acquired assets and liabilities are recorded at estimated fair value as of the acquisition date. The estimated fair value of certain net assets are preliminary and are subject to measurement period adjustments. Based on AmeriHome's closing balance sheet and a $275 million premium, cash consideration was approximately $1.22 billion.

LINKED-QUARTER BASIS

YEAR-OVER-YEAR

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:

FINANCIAL POSITION RESULTS:

LOANS AND ASSET QUALITY:

KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS:

1 See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Income Statement

Net interest income was $370.5 million in the second quarter 2021, an increase of $53.2 million from $317.3 million in the first quarter 2021, and an increase of $72.1 million, or 24.2%, compared to the second quarter 2020. Continued loan growth and interest income from AmeriHome's HFS loans drove the increase in net interest income from both the first quarter 2021 and the second quarter 2020.

The Company recorded a reversal of credit loss provisions totaling $14.5 million in the second quarter 2021, a decrease of $17.9 million from the $32.4 million reversal in the first quarter 2021, compared to a provision for credit losses of $92.0 million in the second quarter 2020. The reversal of provisions during the second quarter 2021 is due to continued improvement in economic forecasts relative to March 31, 2021 and concentration of loan growth in portfolio segments with lower expected loss rates.

The Company’s net interest margin in the second quarter 2021 was 3.51%, an increase from 3.37% in the first quarter 2021 and a decrease from 4.19% in the second quarter 2020. The increase in net interest margin from the prior period is largely a result of the deployment of excess liquidity. The decrease in net interest margin from the second quarter 2020 was driven by the lower rate environment, which lowered loan and investment security yields, but also decreased deposit costs.

Non-interest income was $136.0 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $19.7 million for the first quarter 2021, and $21.3 million for the second quarter 2020. The increase in non-interest income from the first quarter 2021 and second quarter 2020 is primarily the result of mortgage banking related income from AmeriHome.

Net revenue was $506.5 million for the second quarter 2021, an increase of $169.5 million, or 50.3%, compared to $337.0 million for the first quarter 2021, and an increase of $186.8 million, or 58.4%, compared to $319.7 million for the second quarter 2020. The increase in net revenue from the first quarter 2021 and second quarter 2020 was driven by an increase in loan interest income generated from loan growth and the AmeriHome HFS loans, coupled with an increase in non-interest income from mortgage banking related income.

Non-interest expense of $244.8 million for the second quarter 2021, or $229.1 million adjusted1 to exclude AmeriHome acquisition and restructure related expenses, compared to $135.0 million for the first quarter 2021, or $134.6 million adjusted1, and $114.8 million for the second quarter 2020. The Company’s efficiency ratio1, adjusted to exclude acquisition and restructure related expenses, was 44.5% for the second quarter 2021, compared to 39.0% in the first quarter 2021, and 35.1% for the second quarter 2020. The increase in adjusted non-interest expense1 from the second quarter 2020 is attributable to growth from the AmeriHome acquisition, which increased compensation costs and also introduced additional non-interest expense items, such as net loan servicing and loan acquisition and origination expenses.

Income tax expense was $52.4 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $41.9 million for the first quarter 2021, and $19.6 million for the second quarter 2020.

Net income was $223.8 million for the second quarter 2021, an increase of $31.3 million from $192.5 million for the first quarter 2021, and an increase of $130.5 million from $93.3 million for the second quarter 2020. Earnings per share was $2.17, or $2.29 per share after adjusting for acquisition and restructure expenses, for the second quarter 2021, compared to $1.90 for the first quarter 2021, and $0.93 for the second quarter 2020. As discussed above, the increase in net income and earnings per share for the second quarter 2021 compared to the same quarter last year was driven by a release in the provision for credit losses coupled with 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. For the second quarter 2021, the Company’s PPNR1 was $277.4 million, up $75.0 million from $202.4 million in the first quarter 2021, and up $72.5 million from $204.9 million in the second quarter 2020. The increase in PPNR from the first quarter 2021 and second quarter 2020 was driven by the AmeriHome acquisition completed on April 7, 2021, as the increase to net revenue was larger than the increase in adjusted non-interest expense1.

The Company had 3,075 full-time equivalent employees and 53 offices at June 30, 2021, compared to 1,947 employees and 49 offices at March 31, 2021, and 1,851 employees and 47 offices at June 30, 2020. The increase in employees from March 31, 2021 primarily relates to the addition of AmeriHome employees.

1 See reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Balance Sheet

Gross HFI loans totaled $30.0 billion at June 30, 2021, an increase of $1.3 billion from $28.7 billion at March 31, 2021, and an increase of $5.0 billion from $25.0 billion at June 30, 2020. The increase in HFI loans from the prior quarter is primarily attributable to an increase of $2.0 billion in residential real estate loans, offset in part by a decrease of $786 million in commercial and industrial loans. From June 30, 2020, the largest increases in the loan balance were driven by residential real estate loans of $2.7 billion, commercial and industrial loans of $1.5 billion (includes $865 million of PPP loans), construction and land development loans of $659 million, and CRE non-owner occupied loans of $351 million. These increases were offset by a decrease in CRE owner occupied loans of $229 million. 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 June 30, 2021, the allowance for loan losses to funded HFI loans was 0.78%, compared to 0.86% at March 31, 2021, and 1.24% at June 30, 2020. The allowance for credit losses, which includes the allowance for unfunded loan commitments, to funded HFI loans was 0.88% at June 30, 2021, compared to 0.97% at March 31, 2021, and 1.39% at June 30, 2020.

Deposits totaled $41.9 billion at June 30, 2021, an increase of $3.5 billion from $38.4 billion at March 31, 2021, and an increase of $14.4 billion from $27.5 billion at June 30, 2020. By deposit type, the increases from the prior quarter include $2.6 billion from non-interest bearing demand deposits, $534 million from savings and money market accounts, $294 million from interest bearing demand deposits, and $137 million from certificates of deposit. From June 30, 2020, deposits increased across most deposit types, with increases in non-interest bearing demand deposits of $7.9 billion, savings and money market accounts of $6.0 billion, and interest-bearing demand deposits of $680 million. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in certificates of deposit of $160 million. Non-interest bearing deposits were $20.1 billion at June 30, 2021, compared to $17.5 billion at March 31, 2021, and $12.2 billion at June 30, 2020.

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

Jun 30, 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Jun 30, 2020

Non-interest bearing

48.0

%

45.7

%

44.4

%

Savings and money market

37.7

39.8

35.7

Interest-bearing demand

10.0

10.1

12.7

Certificates of deposit

4.3

4.4

7.2

The Company’s ratio of loans to deposits was 71.6% at June 30, 2021, compared to 74.8% at March 31, 2021, and 90.8% at June 30, 2020.

Borrowings were $595 million at June 30, 2021, $5 million at March 31, 2021, and $10 million at June 30, 2020. The increase in borrowings from June 30, 2020 is due to the assumption of borrowings related to the acquisition of AmeriHome, coupled with the issuance of $242 million in credit linked notes during the second quarter 2021.

Qualifying debt totaled $1.1 billion at June 30, 2021, compared to $544 million at March 31, 2021, and $618 million at June 30, 2020. The increase in qualifying debt from March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020 is primarily related to the issuance of $600 million in subordinated debt in June 2021.

Stockholders’ equity was $4.0 billion at June 30, 2021, compared to $3.7 billion at March 31, 2021, and $3.1 billion at June 30, 2020. The increase in stockholders' equity from March 31, 2021 is attributable to net income and net proceeds of $70.0 million 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 0.7 million shares of its common stock for a purchase price of $100.59 per share, with aggregate net proceeds totaling $70.0 million. In addition, a cash dividend of $0.25 per share was paid to shareholders on May 28, 2021, totaling $25.9 million. The increase in stockholders' equity from June 30, 2020 is primarily a function of net income and sales of common stock in a direct stock offering and under the Company's ATM program, partially offset by share repurchases and dividends to shareholders. The Company sold 2.3 million shares of its common stock in a registered direct offering during the first quarter 2021, for aggregate net proceeds of $209.2 million.

At June 30, 2021, tangible common equity, net of tax, was 7.1% of tangible assets1 and total capital was 12.8% of risk-weighted assets. The Company’s tangible book value per share1 was $32.86 at June 30, 2021, up 18.0% from June 30, 2020.

Total assets increased 13.1% to $49.1 billion at June 30, 2021, from $43.4 billion at March 31, 2021, and increased 53.8% from $31.9 billion at June 30, 2020. The increase in total assets from the prior quarter and prior year was driven by the acquisition of net assets in the AmeriHome acquisition as well as continued organic loan and deposit growth.

Asset Quality

Recovery of credit provisions totaled $(14.5) million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $(32.4) million for the first quarter 2021, and a provision for credit losses of $92.0 million for the second quarter 2020. Net loan charge-offs in the second quarter 2021 were $0.1 million, or approximately 0.00% of average loans (annualized), compared to $1.4 million, or 0.02%, in the first quarter 2021, and $5.5 million, or 0.09%, in the second quarter 2020.

Nonaccrual loans decreased $17.3 million to $96.3 million during the quarter and decreased $43.4 million from June 30, 2020. Loans past due 90 days and still accruing interest were zero at June 30, 2021, March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2020. Loans past due 30-89 days and still accruing interest totaled $9.8 million at June 30, 2021, an increase from $7.3 million at March 31, 2021, and from $9.3 million at June 30, 2020.

Repossessed assets totaled $3.9 million at June 30, 2021, a decrease of $0.3 million from $4.2 million at March 31, 2021, and a decrease of $5.5 million from $9.4 million at June 30, 2020. Classified assets totaled $238.5 million at June 30, 2021, a decrease of $42.4 million from $280.9 million at March 31, 2021, and a decrease of $60.0 million from $298.5 million at June 30, 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 June 30, 2021, compared to 7.5% at March 31, 2021, and 9.5% at June 30, 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 a gross loan balance of $20.6 billion at June 30, 2021, a decrease of $18 million during the quarter, and an increase of $1.3 billion during the last twelve months. Deposits for the Commercial segment totaled $26.3 billion at June 30, 2021, an increase of $2.1 billion during the quarter, and an increase of $7.0 billion during the last twelve months.

Pre-tax income for the Commercial segment was $209.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $11.8 million from the three months ended March 31, 2021, and an increase of $113.8 million from the three months ended June 30, 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Commercial segment reported total pre-tax income of $430.0 million, an increase of $225.0 million compared to the six months ended June 30, 2020.

The Consumer Related segment reported a gross loan balance of $9.4 billion at June 30, 2021, an increase of $1.3 billion during the quarter, and an increase of $3.7 billion during the last twelve months. Deposits for the Consumer Related segment totaled $14.8 billion, an increase of $1.6 billion during the quarter, and an increase of $7.9 billion during the last twelve months.

Pre-tax income for the Consumer Related segment was $113.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $42.1 million from the three months ended March 31, 2021, and an increase of $51.5 million from the three months ended June 30, 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Consumer Related segment reported total pre-tax income of $185.1 million, an increase of $95.7 million compared to the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Conference Call and Webcast

Western Alliance Bancorporation will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its second quarter 2021 financial results at 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 16, 2021. Participants may access the call by dialing 1-833-236-2753 and using the conference ID 3676158 or via live audio webcast using the website link https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3193389/31D45D4F64571FF63BCB31CE90498085. 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 July 16th through 11:00 p.m. ET August 16th by dialing 1-800-585-8367, conference ID: 3676158.

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 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; our ability to successfully integrate and operate AmeriHome; 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 approximately $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 new S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes "Best Banks in America" list year after year. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions with teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of customized loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities. 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. Most recently, the bank added to these capabilities with the acquisition of AmeriHome Mortgage, a leading national business-to-business mortgage platform. 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 June 30,

2021

2020

Change %

(in millions)

Total assets

$

49,069.0

$

31,906.4

53.8

%

Loans held for sale

4,465.2

20.2

NM

Gross HFI loans, net of deferred fees

30,026.4

25,009.2

20.1

Investment securities

7,845.0

4,193.8

87.1

Total deposits

41,921.0

27,544.6

52.2

Qualifying debt

1,140.0

617.7

84.6

Stockholders' equity

4,034.5

3,102.4

30.0

Tangible common equity, net of tax (1)

3,425.6

2,807.3

22.0

Selected Income Statement Data:

For the Three Months Ended June 30,

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Change %

2021

2020

Change %

(in millions, except per share data)

(in millions, except per share data)

Interest income

$

398.5

$

318.2

25.2

%

$

732.6

$

625.4

17.1

%

Interest expense

28.0

19.8

41.4

44.8

58.0

(22.8

)

Net interest income

370.5

298.4

24.2

687.8

567.4

21.2

(Recovery of) provision for credit losses

(14.5

)

92.0

NM

(46.9

)

143.2

NM

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

385.0

206.4

86.5

734.7

424.2

73.2

Non-interest income

136.0

21.3

NM

155.7

26.4

NM

Non-interest expense

244.8

114.8

NM

379.8

235.3

61.4

Income before income taxes

276.2

112.9

NM

510.6

215.3

NM

Income tax expense

52.4

19.6

NM

94.3

38.1

NM

Net income

$

223.8

$

93.3

NM

$

416.3

$

177.2

NM

Diluted earnings per share

$

2.17

$

0.93

NM

$

4.07

$

1.76

NM

(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 June 30,

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Change %

2021

2020

Change %

Diluted earnings per share

$

2.17

$

0.93

NM

$

4.07

$

1.76

NM

Book value per common share

38.70

30.76

25.8

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

32.86

27.84

18.0

Average shares outstanding (in millions):

Basic

102.7

99.8

2.9

101.8

100.6

1.2

Diluted

103.4

100.0

3.4

102.4

100.8

1.6

Common shares outstanding

104.2

100.8

3.4

Selected Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets (2)

1.86

%

1.22

%

52.5

%

1.89

%

1.22

%

54.9

%

Return on average tangible common equity (1, 2)

28.1

13.6

NM

26.2

12.9

NM

Net interest margin (2)

3.51

4.19

(16.2

)

3.45

4.20

(17.9

)

Efficiency ratio - tax equivalent basis (1)

44.5

35.1

26.8

42.3

35.1

20.5

Loan to deposit ratio

71.6

90.8

(21.1

)

Asset Quality Ratios:

Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding (2)

0.00

%

0.09

%

NM

0.01

%

0.02

%

(50.0

)

Nonaccrual loans to funded HFI loans

0.32

0.56

(42.9

)

Nonaccrual loans and repossessed assets to total assets

0.20

0.47

(57.4

)

Allowance for loan losses to funded HFI loans

0.78

1.24

(37.1

)

Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual HFI loans

242

222

8.8

Capital Ratios:

Jun 30, 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Jun 30, 2020

...

7.1

%

7.9

%

8.9

%

Common Equity Tier 1 (3)

9.2

10.3

10.2

Tier 1 Leverage ratio (3)

7.3

8.8

9.5

Tier 1 Capital (3)

9.4

10.6

10.5

Total Capital (3)

12.8

12.6

13.4

(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 June 30, 2021 are preliminary.

NM

Changes +/- 100% are not meaningful.

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

Unaudited

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

Interest income:

Loans

$

353.8

$

289.6

$

652.2

$

566.5

Investment securities

43.5

28.2

77.5

55.6

Other

1.2

0.4

2.9

3.3

Total interest income

398.5

318.2

732.6

625.4

Interest expense:

Deposits

11.6

15.0

22.4

47.5

Qualifying debt

7.2

4.7

13.1

10.0

Borrowings

9.2

0.1

9.3

0.5

Total interest expense

28.0

19.8

44.8

58.0

Net interest income

370.5

298.4

687.8

567.4

(Recovery of) provision for credit losses

(14.5

)

92.0

(46.9

)

143.2

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

385.0

206.4

734.7

424.2

Non-interest income:

Net gain on loan origination and sale activities

132.0

132.0

Service charges and fees

7.4

5.1

14.1

11.5

Income from equity investments

6.8

1.3

14.4

5.1

Foreign currency income

1.5

1.2

3.7

2.5

Income from bank owned life insurance

0.9

6.7

1.9

7.7

Commercial banking related income

4.5

2.4

7.9

6.2

Fair value gain (loss) adjustments on assets measured at fair value, net

3.2

4.4

1.7

(6.9

)

Net loan servicing revenue

(20.8

)

(20.8

)

Other

0.5

0.2

0.8

0.3

Total non-interest income

136.0

21.3

155.7

26.4

Non-interest expenses:

Salaries and employee benefits

128.9

69.6

212.6

141.7

Loan servicing expenses

22.3

22.3

Data processing

15.0

8.6

24.9

17.2

Legal, professional, and directors' fees

14.0

10.7

24.1

21.1

Loan acquisition and origination expenses

10.5

10.5

Occupancy

10.4

8.1

19.0

16.3

Deposit costs

7.1

3.5

13.4

10.8

Insurance

5.5

3.4

9.7

6.4

Loan and repossessed asset expenses

2.5

2.0

4.7

3.5

Intangible amortization

1.8

0.4

2.3

0.8

Marketing

1.7

0.9

2.3

1.8

Business development

1.5

0.8

2.3

3.1

Card expense

0.6

0.4

1.2

1.1

Net (gain) on sales and valuations of repossessed and other assets

(1.5

)

(1.8

)

(1.4

)

Acquisition and restructure expenses

15.7

16.1

Other

8.8

6.4

16.2

12.9

Total non-interest expense

244.8

114.8

379.8

235.3

Income before income taxes

276.2

112.9

510.6

215.3

Income tax expense

52.4

19.6

94.3

38.1

Net income

$

223.8

$

93.3

$

416.3

$

177.2

Earnings per share:

Diluted shares

103.4

100.0

102.4

100.8

Diluted earnings per share

$

2.17

$

0.93

$

4.07

$

1.76

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Five Quarter Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

Jun 30, 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

(in millions, except per share data)

Interest income:

Loans

$

353.8

$

298.4

$

301.2

$

276.6

$

289.6

Investment securities

43.5

34.0

29.4

27.4

28.2

Other

1.2

1.7

1.0

0.8

0.4

Total interest income

398.5

334.1

331.6

304.8

318.2

Interest expense:

Deposits

11.6

10.8

10.7

12.2

15.0

Qualifying debt

7.2

5.9

6.0

7.9

4.7

Borrowings

9.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

Total interest expense

28.0

16.8

16.8

20.1

19.8

Net interest income

370.5

317.3

314.8

284.7

298.4

(Recovery of) provision for credit losses

(14.5

)

(32.4

)

(34.2

)

14.6

92.0

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

385.0

349.7

349.0

270.1

206.4

Non-interest income:

Net gain on loan origination and sale activities

132.0

Service charges and fees

7.4

6.7

5.9

5.9

5.1

Income from equity investments

6.8

7.6

6.4

1.2

1.3

Foreign currency income

1.5

2.2

1.3

1.8

1.2

Income from bank owned life insurance

0.9

1.0

1.2

1.3

6.7

Commercial banking related income

4.5

3.4

4.0

4.5

2.4

Fair value gain (loss) adjustments on assets measured at fair value, net

3.2

(1.5

)

4.8

5.9

4.4

Net loan servicing revenue

(20.8

)

Other

0.5

0.3

0.2

0.2

Total non-interest income

136.0

19.7

23.8

20.6

21.3

Non-interest expenses:

Salaries and employee benefits

128.9

83.7

83.1

78.8

69.6

Loan servicing expenses

22.3

Data processing

15.0

9.9

9.6

8.9

8.6

Legal, professional, and directors' fees

14.0

10.1

11.1

10.0

10.7

Loan acquisition and origination expenses

10.5

Occupancy

10.4

8.6

8.4

9.4

8.1

Deposit costs

7.1

6.3

4.5

3.2

3.5

Insurance

5.5

4.2

3.8

3.1

3.4

Loan and repossessed asset expenses

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.8

2.0

Intangible amortization

1.8

0.5

0.4

0.4

0.4

Marketing

1.7

0.6

1.5

0.8

0.9

Business development

1.5

0.8

1.4

1.0

0.8

Card expense

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.4

Net (gain) loss on sales and valuations of repossessed and other assets

(1.5

)

(0.3

)

(0.2

)

0.1

Acquisition and restructure expenses

15.7

0.4

Other

8.8

7.4

6.2

6.1

6.4

Total non-interest expense

244.8

135.0

132.2

124.1

114.8

Income before income taxes

276.2

234.4

240.6

166.6

112.9

Income tax expense

52.4

41.9

47.0

30.8

19.6

Net income

$

223.8

$

192.5

$

193.6

$

135.8

$

93.3

Earnings per share:

Diluted shares

103.4

101.4

100.4

100.1

100.0

Diluted earnings per share

$

2.17

$

1.90

$

1.93

$

1.36

$

0.93

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Five Quarter Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

Unaudited

Jun 30, 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

(in millions)

Assets:

Cash and due from banks

$

3,395.8

$

5,346.5

$

2,671.7

$

1,418.7

$

1,518.5

Investment securities

7,845.0

7,888.8

5,504.8

4,701.1

4,193.8

Loans held for sale

4,465.2

20.8

20.2

Loans held for investment:

Commercial and industrial

14,284.5

15,070.7

14,324.4

13,648.6

12,756.8

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

5,695.6

5,681.4

5,654.7

5,407.4

5,344.3

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

2,028.1

2,052.0

2,156.8

2,213.5

2,257.1

Construction and land development

2,856.9

2,767.9

2,431.3

2,300.5

2,197.5

Residential real estate

5,120.7

3,109.1

2,434.6

2,387.1

2,404.8

Consumer

40.6

29.9

51.2

36.1

48.7

Gross loans, net of deferred fees

30,026.4

28,711.0

27,053.0

25,993.2

25,009.2

Allowance for loan losses

(232.9

)

(247.1

)

(278.9

)

(310.5

)

(310.5

)

Loans, net

29,793.5

28,463.9

26,774.1

25,682.7

24,698.7

Mortgage servicing rights

726.2

Premises and equipment, net

150.2

138.4

134.1

128.3

127.8

Operating lease right-of-use asset

94.9

77.0

72.5

71.4

70.3

Other assets acquired through foreclosure, net

3.9

4.2

1.4

8.6

9.4

Bank owned life insurance

178.2

177.3

176.3

175.5

174.9

Goodwill and other intangibles, net

610.7

298.0

298.5

299.0

296.9

Other assets

1,805.4

1,002.9

827.6

829.4

795.9

Total assets

$

49,069.0

$

43,397.0

$

36,461.0

$

33,335.5

$

31,906.4

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:

Liabilities:

Deposits

Non-interest bearing demand deposits

$

20,105.6

$

17,542.8

$

13,463.3

$

13,013.0

$

12,236.0

Interest bearing:

Demand

4,187.7

3,893.4

4,396.4

3,554.6

3,508.1

Savings and money market

15,810.3

15,276.0

12,413.4

10,574.9

9,823.2

Certificates of deposit

1,817.4

1,680.9

1,657.4

1,700.9

1,977.3

Total deposits

41,921.0

38,393.1

31,930.5

28,843.4

27,544.6

Customer repurchase agreements

20.2

15.9

16.0

19.7

25.4

Total customer funds

41,941.2

38,409.0

31,946.5

28,863.1

27,570.0

Borrowings

595.2

5.0

5.0

10.0

10.0

Qualifying debt

1,140.0

543.7

548.7

618.8

617.7

Operating lease liability

102.4

84.6

79.9

78.6

76.9

Accrued interest payable and other liabilities

1,255.7

642.0

467.4

541.0

529.4

Total liabilities

45,034.5

39,684.3

33,047.5

30,111.5

28,804.0

Stockholders' Equity:

Common stock and additional paid-in capital

1,603.4

1,524.2

1,319.8

1,312.4

1,306.3

Retained earnings

2,366.6

2,168.6

2,001.4

1,833.0

1,722.4

Accumulated other comprehensive income

64.5

19.9

92.3

78.6

73.7

Total stockholders' equity

4,034.5

3,712.7

3,413.5

3,224.0

3,102.4

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

49,069.0

$

43,397.0

$

36,461.0

$

33,335.5

$

31,906.4

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Changes in the Allowance For Credit Losses on Loans

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

Jun 30, 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

(in millions)

Allowance for loan losses

Balance, beginning of period

$

247.1

$

278.9

$

310.5

$

310.5

$

235.3

(Recovery of) provision for credit losses (1)

(14.1

)

(30.4

)

(27.7

)

8.2

80.7

Recoveries of loans previously charged-off:

Commercial and industrial

0.4

0.5

1.5

0.2

0.6

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

1.7

0.2

0.1

(0.4

)

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

0.1

Construction and land development

Residential real estate

0.1

0.1

0.4

Consumer

Total recoveries

2.2

0.7

1.8

0.6

0.2

Loans charged-off:

Commercial and industrial

2.3

0.1

5.6

7.1

4.8

Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied

2.0

1.3

0.9

Commercial real estate - owner occupied

0.1

0.1

Construction and land development

Residential real estate

0.3

Consumer

Total loans charged-off

2.3

2.1

5.7

8.8

5.7

Net loan charge-offs

0.1

1.4

3.9

8.2

5.5

Balance, end of period

$

232.9

$

247.1

$

278.9

$

310.5

$

310.5

Allowance for unfunded loan commitments

Balance, beginning of period

$

32.6

$

37.0

$

44.4

$

36.3

$

29.7

(Recovery of) provision for credit losses (1)

(1.3

)

(4.4

)

(7.4

)

8.1

6.6

Balance, end of period (2)

$

31.3

$

32.6

$

37.0

$

44.4

$

36.3

Components of the allowance for credit losses on loans

Allowance for loan losses

$

232.9

$

247.1

$

278.9

$

310.5

$

310.5

Allowance for unfunded loan commitments

31.3

32.6

37.0

44.4

36.3

Total allowance for credit losses on loans

$

264.2

$

279.7

$

315.9

$

354.9

$

346.8

Net charge-offs to average loans - annualized

0.00

%

0.02

%

0.06

%

0.13

%

0.09

%

Allowance for loan losses to funded HFI loans

0.78

%

0.86

%

1.03

%

1.19

%

1.24

%

Allowance for credit losses to funded HFI loans

0.88

0.97

1.17

1.37

1.39

Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual HFI loans

242

218

242

212

222

Allowance for credit losses to nonaccrual HFI loans

274

246

274

242

248

(1)

The above tables reflect the provision for credit losses on funded and unfunded loans. Recovery of credit losses on investment securities totaled $(3.2) million, resulting in an ending allowance for credit losses on investment securities of $6.0 million. Provision for credit losses on AmeriHome servicing advances totaled $4.0 million, resulting in an ending allowance for credit losses on servicing advances of $4.0 million.

(2)

The allowance for unfunded loan commitments is included as part of accrued interest payable and other liabilities on the balance sheet.

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Asset Quality Metrics

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

Jun 30, 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

(in millions)

Nonaccrual loans

$

96.3

$

113.6

$

115.2

$

146.5

$

139.7

Nonaccrual loans to funded HFI loans

0.32

%

0.40

%

0.43

%

0.56

%

0.56

%

Repossessed assets

$

3.9

$

4.2

$

1.4

$

8.6

$

9.4

Nonaccrual loans and repossessed assets to total assets

0.20

%

0.27

%

0.32

%

0.47

%

0.47

%

Loans past due 90 days, still accruing

$

$

$

$

28.1

$

Loans past due 90 days and still accruing to funded HFI loans

%

%

%

0.11

%

%

Loans past due 30 to 89 days, still accruing

$

9.8

$

7.3

$

11.2

$

24.3

$

9.3

Loans past due 30 to 89 days, still accruing to funded HFI loans

0.03

%

0.03

%

0.04

%

0.09

%

0.04

%

Special mention loans

$

404.8

$

474.2

$

451.1

$

476.8

$

395.5

Special mention loans to funded HFI loans

1.35

%

1.65

%

1.67

%

1.83

%

1.58

%

Classified loans on accrual

$

138.2

$

163.1

$

107.0

$

170.5

$

149.3

Classified loans on accrual to funded HFI loans

0.46

%

0.57

%

0.40

%

0.66

%

0.60

%

Classified assets

$

238.5

$

280.9

$

223.7

$

325.7

$

298.5

Classified assets to total assets

0.49

%

0.65

%

0.61

%

0.98

%

0.94

%

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Analysis of Average Balances, Yields and Rates

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2021

March 31, 2021

Average

Balance

Interest

Average Yield /

Cost

Average

Balance

Interest

Average Yield /

Cost

($ in millions)

($ in millions)

Interest earning assets

Loans held for sale

$

5,347.3

$

42.7

3.21

%

$

$

%

Loans held for investment:

Commercial and industrial

13,897.5

148.2

4.37

13,951.6

151.0

4.48

CRE - non-owner occupied

5,698.0

67.8

4.78

5,649.7

65.1

4.68

CRE - owner occupied

2,024.9

24.1

4.88

2,094.2

24.4

4.83

Construction and land development

2,791.7

39.9

5.73

2,484.8

35.6

5.81

Residential real estate

3,748.0

30.7

3.29

2,507.7

21.9

3.55

Consumer

34.1

0.4

4.52

34.5

0.4

5.39

Total HFI loans (1), (2), (3)

28,194.2

311.1

4.48

26,722.5

298.4

4.59

Securities:

Securities - taxable

5,629.7

26.0

1.85

4,531.4

18.5

1.66

Securities - tax-exempt

2,165.8

17.5

4.07

1,980.9

15.5

3.99

Total securities (1)

7,795.5

43.5

2.47

6,512.3

34.0

2.37

Cash and other

1,911.3

1.2

0.25

5,864.0

1.7

0.12

Total interest earning assets

43,248.3

398.5

3.77

39,098.8

334.1

3.55

Non-interest earning assets

Cash and due from banks

457.7

166.1

Allowance for credit losses

(257.3

)

(289.1

)

Bank owned life insurance

177.6

176.6

Other assets

4,518.4

1,271.2

Total assets

$

48,144.7

$

40,423.6

Interest-bearing liabilities

Interest-bearing deposits:

Interest-bearing transaction accounts

$

4,370.1

$

1.5

0.14

%

$

3,905.4

$

1.3

0.13

%

Savings and money market

15,168.1

8.0

0.21

13,994.4

7.1

0.21

Certificates of deposit

1,736.3

2.1

0.49

1,681.1

2.4

0.59

Total interest-bearing deposits

21,274.5

11.6

0.22

19,580.9

10.8

0.22

Short-term borrowings

1,505.7

4.5

1.21

24.8

0.1

1.13

Long-term debt

353.1

4.7

5.30

Qualifying debt

701.2

7.2

4.12

547.2

5.9

4.39

Total interest-bearing liabilities

23,834.5

28.0

0.47

20,152.9

16.8

0.34

Interest cost of funding earning assets

0.26

0.18

Non-interest-bearing liabilities

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

18,384.8

15,972.6

Other liabilities

2,140.4

772.3

Stockholders’ equity

3,785.0

3,525.8

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

48,144.7

$

40,423.6

Net interest income and margin (4)

$

370.5

3.51

%

$

317.3

3.37

%

(1)

Yields on loans and securities have been adjusted to a tax equivalent basis. The tax equivalent adjustment was $8.5 million and $8.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively.

(2)

Included in the yield computation are net loan fees of $32.6 million and $32.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively.

(3)

Includes non-accrual loans.

(4)

Net interest margin is computed by dividing net interest income by total average earning assets, annualized on an actual/actual basis.

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Analysis of Average Balances, Yields and Rates

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2020

Average

Balance

Interest

Average Yield /

Cost

Average

Balance

Interest

Average Yield /

Cost

($ in millions)

($ in millions)

Interest earning assets

Loans held for sale

$

5,347.3

$

42.7

3.21

%

$

21.7

$

%

Loans held for investment:

Commercial and industrial

13,897.5

148.2

4.37

12,318.3

141.9

4.73

CRE - non-owner-occupied

5,698.0

67.8

4.78

5,345.0

65.6

4.95

CRE - owner-occupied

2,024.9

24.1

4.88

2,273.7

27.5

4.97

Construction and land development

2,791.7

39.9

5.73

2,128.5

30.9

5.86

Residential real estate

3,748.0

30.7

3.29

2,329.4

23.0

3.97

Consumer

34.1

0.4

4.52

53.7

0.7

5.21

Total HFI loans (1), (2), (3)

28,194.2

311.1

4.48

24,448.6

289.6

4.82

Securities:

Securities - taxable

5,629.7

26.0

1.85

2,781.3

16.2

2.35

Securities - tax-exempt

2,165.8

17.5

4.07

1,403.3

12.0

4.34

Total securities (1)

7,795.5

43.5

2.47

4,184.6

28.2

3.02

Other

1,911.3

1.2

0.25

671.4

0.4

0.24

Total interest earning assets

43,248.3

398.5

3.77

29,326.3

318.2

4.46

Non-interest earning assets

Cash and due from banks

457.7

162.0

Allowance for credit losses

(257.3

)

(271.2

)

Bank owned life insurance

177.6

186.6

Other assets

4,518.4

1,221.8

Total assets

$

48,144.7

$

30,625.5

Interest-bearing liabilities

Interest-bearing deposits:

Interest-bearing transaction accounts

$

4,370.1

$

1.5

0.14

%

$

3,495.4

$

1.6

0.18

%

Savings and money market accounts

15,168.1

8.0

0.21

9,428.4

5.5

0.24

Certificates of deposit

1,736.3

2.1

0.49

2,150.5

7.9

1.47

Total interest-bearing deposits

21,274.5

11.6

0.22

15,074.3

15.0

0.40

Short-term borrowings

1,505.7

4.5

1.21

267.4

0.1

0.18

Long-term debt

353.1

4.7

5.30

Qualifying debt

701.2

7.2

4.12

489.0

4.7

3.88

Total interest-bearing liabilities

23,834.5

28.0

0.47

15,830.7

19.8

0.50

Interest cost of funding earning assets

0.26

0.27

Non-interest-bearing liabilities

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

18,384.8

11,130.0

Other liabilities

2,140.4

608.7

Stockholders’ equity

3,785.0

3,056.1

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

48,144.7

$

30,625.5

Net interest income and margin (4)

$

370.5

3.51

%

$

298.4

4.19

%

(1)

Yields on loans and securities have been adjusted to a tax equivalent basis. The tax equivalent adjustment was $8.5 million and $7.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(2)

Included in the yield computation are net loan fees of $32.6 million and $27.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(3)

Includes non-accrual loans.

(4)

Net interest margin is computed by dividing net interest income by total average earning assets, annualized on an actual/actual basis.

Western Alliance Bancorporation and Subsidiaries

Analysis of Average Balances, Yields and Rates

Unaudited

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2020

Average

Balance

Interest

Average Yield /

Cost

Average

Balance

Interest

Average Yield /

Cost

($ in millions)

($ in millions)

Interest earning assets

Loans held for sale

$

2,688.4

$

42.7

3.21

%

$

21.8

$

0.3

2.99

%

Loans held for investment:

Commercial and industrial

13,924.4

299.1

4.43

10,984.7

266.5

4.99

CRE - non-owner occupied

5,674.0

132.9

4.73

5,291.5

134.5

5.12

CRE - owner occupied

2,059.4

48.5

4.86

2,277.5

56.7

5.11

Construction and land development

2,639.1

75.5

5.77

2,067.2

63.2

6.17

Residential real estate

3,131.3

52.7

3.39

2,243.8

43.8

3.92

Consumer

34.3

0.8

4.96

54.5

1.5

5.35

Total HFI loans (1), (2), (3)

27,462.5

609.5

4.53

22,919.2

566.2

5.04

Securities:

Securities - taxable

5,083.6

44.5

1.77

2,833.3

33.5

2.38

Securities - tax-exempt

2,073.8

33.0

4.03

1,285.8

22.1

4.36

Total securities (1)

7,157.4

77.5

2.42

4,119.1

55.6

3.00

Other

3,876.7

2.9

0.15

736.7

3.3

0.92

Total interest earning assets

41,185.0

732.6

3.67

27,796.8

625.4

4.62

Non-interest earning assets

Cash and due from banks

312.7

179.0

Allowance for credit losses

(273.1

)

(231.9

)

Bank owned life insurance

177.1

180.5

Other assets

2,903.8

1,190.3

Total assets

$

44,305.5

$

29,114.7

Interest-bearing liabilities

Interest-bearing deposits:

Interest-bearing transaction accounts

$

4,139.0

$

2.8

0.14

%

$

3,296.9

$

6.1

0.37

%

Savings and money market accounts

14,584.5

15.1

0.21

9,230.9

23.2

0.51

Certificates of deposit

1,708.9

4.5

0.54

2,248.3

18.2

1.63

Total interest-bearing deposits

20,432.4

22.4

0.22

14,776.1

47.5

0.65

Short-term borrowings

769.3

4.6

1.21

207.8

0.5

0.53

Long-term debt

177.5

4.7

5.30

Qualifying debt

624.6

13.1

4.24

442.0

10.0

4.53

Total interest-bearing liabilities

22,003.8

44.8

0.41