Equity Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings of $0.08 per Diluted Common Share and Net Income of $1.3 Million

Company reports net interest margin expansion in first quarter; provision for loan losses of $9.9 million or 85% of pre-tax income; and enters COVID-19 era with strong PPP lending for local businesses

WICHITA, Kan., April 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQBK), (“Equity”, “we”, “us”, “our”), the Wichita-based holding company of Equity Bank, reported its unaudited results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, including net income allocable to common stockholders of $1.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

“Our first quarter 2020 results exceeded our expectations on a pre-loan loss provision basis,” said Brad Elliott, Chairman and CEO of Equity. “We were able to increase our net interest margin by moving swiftly to lower our cost of liabilities in the quarter.  In this COVID-19 environment we believe the prudent course of action, at this point, is to provide reserves for the unknown, which we did with a $9.9 million provision for loan losses.”

Equity completed over 1,600 Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan applications through phase one of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) as part of the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The relief from Equity-administered loans helped more than 78,000 employees working in small businesses throughout Equity’s regions in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Equity moved its branch operations to a “Branch Light, Drive Through First” model beginning on March 16, 2020 sequentially throughout its markets.  The Company continued to provide full service through its drive-through banking teams and offered lobby access to commercial, mortgage and consumer customers upon request.  Equity saw a 7% monthly increase in digital transactions, including bill payments, mobile deposits and transfers in March 2020, and a 9% monthly increase in total logins.

“In our first quarter, I’m proud of our collective efforts as a company to continue to deliver outstanding service to our customers while helping them manage through an unprecedented crisis,” said Mr. Elliott. “It’s critical for us to fulfill a leadership role in our communities, helping local businesses to continue to operate.  I am proud of our Equity Bank team members and their commitment to our communities, which is key to our success as a company.  Our bankers were front-and-center to businesses in need and our credit administration and loan processing teams have worked efficiently and swiftly to ensure our customers have uninterrupted services.”

Notable Items:

  • Net income before taxes for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to a net loss before taxes of $5.2 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the same time period in 2019.  There were no merger expenses in the first quarter of 2020.  Net loss before taxes, adjusted to exclude merger expense was $4.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2019.
  • Stated diluted income per share in the first quarter of 2020 was $0.08, as compared to $(0.26) in the first quarter of 2019.  Income before taxes and provision for loan losses during the periods ending March 31, 2020 and 2019, was $11.6 million and $10.4 million.
  • On April 18, 2019, the Board of Directors of Equity Bancshares, Inc. authorized the repurchase of up to 1,100,000 shares of our Class A Voting Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, from time to time, beginning April 29, 2019, and concluding October 30, 2020.  The repurchase program does not obligate us to acquire a specific dollar amount or number of shares and it may be extended, modified or discontinued at any time without notice.  There was a total of 295,461 shares repurchased during the first quarter of 2020 at a weighted average price of $23.33.  In March, in response to the COVID-19 environment, the Board of Directors of Equity Bancshares voted to temporarily suspend the repurchase program.  A total of 383,523 shares remain authorized for repurchase.
  • The CARES Act provided temporary relief for the implementation of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments and the Company has elected to calculate the required allowance for loan losses and the resulting provision for loan losses using the prior probable-incurred-loss method.

Equity’s Balance Sheet Highlights:

  • Total loans held for investment of $2.51 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to total loans held for investment of $2.56 billion at December 31, 2019.
  • Total deposits were $2.96 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to $3.06 billion at December 31, 2019.  Signature deposits, including core deposits comprised of checking, savings and money market accounts, were $2.18 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to $2.23 billion at December 31, 2019.
  • Total assets were $3.94 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to $3.95 billion at December 31, 2019.
  • Book value per common share was $31.41 at March 31, 2020, as compared to $30.95 at December 31, 2019. Tangible book value per common share was $21.10 at March 31, 2020, as compared to $20.75 at December 31, 2019.

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $1.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to net loss allocable to common stockholders of $4.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, an increase of $5.3 million.

Diluted earnings per share were $0.08 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to a loss per share of $0.26 for the comparable period in 2019.  Weighted average fully diluted shares were 15,595,024 and 15,804,508 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

Net interest income was $32.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to $30.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, a $1.5 million, or 4.7%, increase.  The increase in net interest income was primarily driven by average rates of interest-bearing liabilities repricing at a faster rate than average rates of interest-earning assets.

The net interest margin was 3.67% for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to 3.49% for the three months ended March 31, 2019.  The increase in net interest margin was primarily due to a declining-rate environment where the average rate of interest-bearing liabilities fell faster than the average rate of interest-earning assets.  Higher cost deposits were repriced downward and our Federal Home Loan Bank advances were refinanced at lower rates.

The provision for loan losses was $9.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to $15.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019.  Included in the first quarter of 2019 was a $14.5 million provision against one credit relationship we believe was an isolated incident that was unique within our portfolio.  For the three months ended March 31, 2020, we had net charge-offs of $257 thousand as compared to net charge-offs of $760 thousand for the same period in 2019.

Total non-interest income for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, was $5.3 million, as compared to $5.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.  A decrease in other non-interest income, mainly from the increase in derivative mark-to-market valuation losses, was principally offset by increases in debit card income, mortgage banking and service charges and fees.

Total non-interest expense was $25.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, as compared to $25.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.  The increase in non-interest expense is due largely to increases in net occupancy and equipment, data processing, FDIC insurance, professional fees, other non-interest expense and other real estate owned, partially offset by decreases in salaries and employee benefits and telecommunications.  Also, non-interest expense does not include any merger expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020.  Merger expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2019, totaled $639 thousand ($487 thousand after tax).

Equity’s effective tax rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, was 26.1%, as compared to 22.1% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.  For both of the comparable periods, the estimated annual effective tax rate at which income tax expense (benefits) have been provided reflect, in addition to statutory tax rates, the estimated tax-exempt interest income, non-taxable life insurance income, non-deductible facilitative merger expense and other non-deductible expense in proportion to anticipated annual income before income taxes, as well as federal income tax credits anticipated to be available in each annual period.  Income tax expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, includes $62 thousand of additional expense attributable to the settlement in stock of restricted stock units and the exercise of stock options.  The exercise of stock options and the settlement of restricted stock units in the quarter ended March 31, 2019, resulted in tax benefits of $8 thousand.

Loans, Deposits and Total Assets

Loans held for investment were $2.51 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to $2.56 billion at December 31, 2019, a decrease of $49.5 million.  The decrease in loans is primarily the result of net paydowns in the commercial and industrial, agricultural real estate and residential real estate portfolios, which were partially offset by originations during the quarter.

As of March 31, 2020, Equity’s allowance for loan losses to total loans was 0.87%, as compared to 0.48% at December 31, 2019.  Total reserves, including purchase discounts, to total loans were approximately 1.26% as of March 31, 2020, as compared to 0.85% at December 31, 2019.  Nonperforming assets were $48.1 million as of March 31, 2020, or 1.22% of total assets.  Nonperforming assets were $46.9 million at December 31, 2019, or 1.19% of total assets.

Total deposits were $2.96 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to $3.06 billion at December 31, 2019, a decrease of $103.1 million.  This decrease included $80.9 million of savings, NOW and money market deposits and $49.4 million of time deposits, partially offset by an increase of $27.1 million in demand deposits.  The changes in deposits are primarily from decreases by commercial customers and public fund balances related to distribution of tax monies at the local level and seasonality.  Signature deposits were $2.18 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to $2.23 billion at December 31, 2019.

At March 31, 2020, Equity had consolidated total assets of $3.94 billion, as compared to $3.95 billion at December 31, 2019, a decrease of $5.7 million

Borrowings and Capital

At March 31, 2020, borrowings totaled $481.4 million, as compared to $383.6 million at December 31, 2019.  The increase in borrowings was principally due to a $65.2 million increase in Federal Home Loan Bank advances and a $31.0 million increase in the bank stock loan balance.

At March 31, 2020, common stockholders’ equity totaled $477.4 million, $31.41 per common share, as compared to $478.1 million, $30.95 per common share, at December 31, 2019.  Tangible common equity was $320.6 million and tangible book value per common share was $21.10 at March 31, 2020.  Tangible common equity was $320.5 million and tangible book value per common share was $20.75 at December 31, 2019.  During the first quarter of 2020, the company repurchased a total of 295,461 shares of our Class A Voting Common Stock at a total cost of $6.9 million, or $23.33 weighted average per share.  The Company’s ratio of common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was 11.67%, the total capital to risk-weighted assets was 13.00% and the total leverage ratio was 9.02% at March 31, 2020.  The Company’s subsidiary, Equity Bank’s, ratio of common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was 12.71%, the total capital to risk-weighted assets was 13.50% and the total leverage ratio was 9.39% at March 31, 2020.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures intended to supplement, not substitute for, comparable GAAP measures. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures are provided at the end of this press release.

Conference Call and Webcast

Equity Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brad Elliott, and Chief Financial Officer, Greg Kossover, will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss first quarter 2020 results on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 10 a.m. eastern time, 9:00 a.m. central time.

Investors, news media and other participants should register for the call or audio webcast at investor.equitybank.com. On Thursday, April 30, 2020, participants may also dial into the call toll-free at (844) 534-7311 from anywhere in the U.S. or (574) 990-1419 internationally, using conference ID no. 4407029.

Participants are encouraged to dial into the call or access the webcast approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time.  Presentation slides to pair with the call or webcast will be posted one hour prior to the call at investor.equitybank.com.

A replay of the call and webcast will be available two hours following the close of the call until May 7, 2020, accessible at (855) 859-2056 with conference ID no. 4407029 at investor.equitybank.com.

About Equity Bancshares, Inc.
Equity Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Equity Bank, offering a full range of financial solutions, including commercial loans, consumer banking, mortgage loans, trust and wealth management services and treasury management services, while delivering the high-quality, relationship-based customer service of a community bank. Equity’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EQBK.” Learn more at www.equitybank.com.

Special Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These forward-looking statements reflect the current views of Equity’s management with respect to, among other things, future events and Equity’s financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “goal,” “target,” “would” and “outlook,” or the negative variations of those words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature.  These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Equity’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond Equity’s control. Accordingly, Equity cautions you that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Although Equity believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Equity’s expectations include COVID-19 related impacts; competition from other financial institutions and bank holding companies; the effects of and changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve Board; changes in the demand for loans; fluctuations in value of collateral and loan reserves; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; and acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses; and similar variables. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, please refer to “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Equity’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2020, and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Equity’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if Equity’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Equity 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, and Equity does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, such as COVID-19, and it is not possible for us to predict those events or how they may affect us. In addition, Equity cannot assess the impact of each factor on Equity’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this press 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 Equity or persons acting on Equity’s behalf may issue.

Investor Contact:

Chris Navratil
SVP, Finance
Equity Bancshares, Inc.
(316) 612-6014
cnavratil@equitybank.com     

Media Contact:

John J. Hanley
SVP, Senior Director of Marketing
Equity Bancshares, Inc.
(816) 505-4063
jhanley@equitybank.com

Unaudited Financial Tables

  • Table 1. Selected Financial Highlights
  • Table 2. Year-to-Date Analysis of Changes in Net Interest Income
  • Table 3. Consolidated Balance Sheets
  • Table 4. Consolidated Statements of Operations
  • Table 5. Non-GAAP Financial Measures

TABLE 1. SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 

    As of and for the three months ended  
    March 31,     December 31,     September 30,     June 30,     March 31,  
    2020     2019     2019     2019     2019  
Statement of Income Data                                        
Net interest income   $ 32,095     $ 32,405     $ 31,526     $ 31,288     $ 30,639  
Provision for loan losses     9,940       1,055       679       974       15,646  
Net gains (losses) from securities transactions     8       (3 )     4       7       6  
Other non-interest income     5,298       6,644       6,568       6,444       5,318  
Total non-interest income     5,306       6,641       6,572       6,451       5,324  
Merger expense                     276       639  
Other non-interest expense     25,758       24,846       24,223       24,747       24,904  
Total non-interest expense     25,758       24,846       24,223       25,023       25,543  
Income (loss) before income taxes     1,703       13,145       13,196       11,742       (5,226 )
Provision for income taxes (benefits)     445       3,131       2,790       2,510       (1,153 )
Net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders     1,258       10,014       10,406       9,232       (4,073 )
Basic earnings (loss) per share     0.08       0.65       0.67       0.59       (0.26 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per share     0.08       0.64       0.66       0.58       (0.26 )
                                         
Balance Sheet Data (at period end)                                        
Available-for-sale securities   $ 187,812     $ 142,067     $ 152,680     $ 161,082     $ 166,355  
Held-to-maturity securities     721,992       769,059       764,163       766,950       749,493  
Gross loans held for investment     2,507,123       2,556,652       2,600,924       2,679,985       2,618,986  
Allowance for loan losses     21,915       12,232       17,875       17,777       26,340  
Intangible assets, net     156,704       157,518       158,350       159,147       159,944  
Total assets     3,943,832       3,949,578       4,074,663       4,180,074       4,065,354  
Total deposits     2,960,397       3,063,516       3,106,929       3,185,893       3,260,870  
Non-time deposits     2,176,586       2,230,346       2,177,820       2,192,534       2,220,110  
Borrowings     481,371       383,632       480,000       515,582       331,221  
Total liabilities     3,466,481       3,471,518       3,607,613       3,721,668       3,611,891  
Total stockholders’ equity     477,351       478,060       467,050       458,406       453,463  
Tangible common equity*     320,647       320,542       308,700       299,259       293,519  
                                         
Selected Average Balance Sheet Data (quarterly average)                                        
Investment securities   $ 907,910     $ 911,923     $ 926,839     $ 924,914     $ 918,804  
Total gross loans receivable     2,525,344       2,568,301       2,646,454       2,655,256       2,560,030  
Interest-earning assets     3,519,267       3,563,642       3,657,970       3,665,618       3,560,815  
Total assets     3,888,205       3,932,909       4,030,606       4,025,764       3,926,359  
Interest-bearing deposits     2,531,508       2,563,519       2,673,007       2,726,443       2,709,596  
Borrowings     355,303       377,561       390,562       347,103       269,492  
Total interest-bearing liabilities     2,886,811       2,941,080       3,063,569       3,073,546       2,979,088  
Total deposits     3,021,181       3,055,275       3,152,785       3,200,624       3,178,164  
Total liabilities     3,405,638       3,459,347       3,567,354       3,568,661       3,466,646  
Total stockholders' equity     482,567       473,562       463,252       457,103       459,713  
Tangible common equity*     325,470       315,569       304,492       297,541       302,398  
                                         
Performance ratios                                        
Return on average assets (ROAA) annualized     0.13 %     1.01 %     1.02 %     0.92 %     (0.42 )%
Return on average equity (ROAE) annualized     1.05 %     8.39 %     8.91 %     8.1 %     (3.59 )%
Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized*     2.35 %     13.42 %     14.38 %     13.29 %     (4.62 )%
Yield on loans annualized     5.47 %     5.67 %     5.7 %     5.74 %     5.79 %
Cost of interest-bearing deposits annualized     1.09 %     1.32 %     1.56 %     1.64 %     1.61 %
Cost of total deposits annualized     0.91 %     1.11 %     1.32 %     1.4 %     1.37 %
Net interest margin annualized     3.67 %     3.61 %     3.42 %     3.42 %     3.49 %
Efficiency ratio*     68.88 %     63.63 %     63.59 %     65.59 %     69.26 %
Non-interest income / average assets     0.55 %     0.67 %     0.65 %     0.64 %     0.55 %
Non-interest expense / average assets     2.66 %     2.51 %     2.38 %     2.49 %     2.64 %
                                         
Capital Ratios                                        
Tier 1 Leverage Ratio     9.02 %     9.02 %     8.49 %     8.26 %     8.37 %
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio     11.67 %     11.63 %     11.08 %     10.46 %     10.46 %
Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio     12.2 %     12.15 %     11.59 %     10.95 %     10.96 %
Total Risk Based Capital Ratio     13 %     12.59 %     12.21 %     11.56 %     11.87 %
Total stockholders' equity to total assets     12.1 %     12.1 %     11.46 %     10.97 %     11.15 %
Tangible common equity to tangible assets*     8.47 %     8.45 %     7.88 %     7.44 %     7.52 %
Book value per common share   $ 31.41     $ 30.95     $ 30.25     $ 29.45     $ 28.66  
Tangible book value per common share*   $ 21.1     $ 20.75     $ 19.99     $ 19.23     $ 18.55  
Tangible book value per diluted common share*   $ 20.96     $ 20.39     $ 19.73     $ 18.99     $ 18.3  

* The value noted is considered a Non-GAAP financial measure.  For a reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures, see Table 5. Non-GAAP Financial Measure

TABLE 2. QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN NET INTEREST INCOME (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands) 

  For the quarter ended     For the quarter ended  
  31-Mar-20     31-Mar-19  
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
    Interest
Income/
Expense
    Average     Average Outstanding Balance     Interest Income/ Expense     Average  
Yield/Rate(3)(4) Yield/Rate(3)(4)
Interest-earning assets                                              
Loans (1) $ 2,525,344     $ 34,376       5.47 %   $ 2,560,030     $ 36,533       5.79 %
Total securities   907,910       5,586       2.47 %     918,804       6,035       2.66 %
Federal funds sold and other   86,013       595       2.78 %     81,980       634       3.14 %
Total interest-earning assets   3,519,267       40,557       4.64 %     3,560,814       43,202       4.92 %
Interest-bearing liabilities                                              
Total interest-bearing demand and savings   1,724,774       3,125       0.73 %     1,693,228       5,667       1.36 %
Certificates of deposit   806,734       3,739       1.86 %     1,016,369       5,063       2.02 %
Total interest-bearing deposits   2,531,508       6,864       1.09 %     2,709,597       10,730       1.61 %
FHLB advances & LOC   295,677       1,175       1.6 %     197,610       1,305       2.68 %
Other borrowings   59,626       423       2.85 %     71,882       528       2.98 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities   2,886,811       8,462       1.18 %     2,979,089       12,563       1.71 %
                                               
Net interest income         $ 32,095                     $ 30,639          
Interest rate spread                   3.46 %                     3.21 %
                                               
Net interest margin (2)                   3.67 %                     3.49 %
                                               
(1) Average loan balances include nonaccrual loans.  
(2) Net interest margin is calculated by dividing annualized net interest income by average interest-earning assets for the period.  
(3) Tax exempt income is not included in the above table on a tax-equivalent basis.  
(4) Actual unrounded values are used to calculate the reported yield or rate disclosed. Accordingly, recalculations using the amounts in thousands as disclosed in this report may not produce the same amounts.  


  For the quarter ended  
  March 31, 2020 vs. 2019  
  Total Increase/(Decrease)  
  Volume     Yield/Rate     Total  
Variance(1) Variance(1) Variance
Interest-earning assets                      
Loans $ (490 )   $ (1,667 )   $ (2,157 )
Total securities   (75 )     (374 )     (449 )
Federal funds sold and other   30       (69 )     (39 )
Total interest-earning assets   (535 )     (2,110 )     (2,645 )
Interest-bearing liabilities                      
Total interest-bearing demand and savings   105       (2,647 )     (2,542 )
Certificates of deposit   (990 )     (334 )     (1,324 )
Total interest-bearing deposits   (885 )     (2,981 )     (3,866 )
FHLB advances & LOC   504       (634 )     (130 )
Other borrowings   (37 )     (68 )     (105 )
Total interest-bearing liabilities   (418 )     (3,683 )     (4,101 )
                       
Net interest income $ (117 )   $ 1,573     $ 1,456  
                       
(1) The effect of changes in volume is determined by multiplying the change in volume by the previous year's average rate. Similarly, the effect of rate changes is calculated by multiplying the change in average rate by the prior year's volume. The changes attributable to both volume and rate, which cannot be segregated, have been allocated to the volume variance and the rate variance in proportion to the relationship of the absolute dollar amount of the change in each.  


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3. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) 
(Dollars in thousands) 

           
      March 31,     December 31,  
       
ASSETS              
Cash and due from banks   $ 141,989   $ 88,973  
Federal funds sold     263     318  
Cash and cash equivalents     142,252     89,291  
Interest-bearing time deposits in other banks     2,498     2,498  
Available-for-sale securities     187,812     142,067  
Held-to-maturity securities, fair value of $750,900 and $783,911     721,992     769,059  
Loans held for sale     6,494     5,933  
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $21,915 and $12,232     2,485,208     2,544,420  
Other real estate owned, net     5,870     8,293  
Premises and equipment, net     84,732     84,478  
Bank-owned life insurance     75,585     75,103  
Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank stock     31,662     31,137  
Interest receivable     15,549     15,738  
Goodwill     136,432     136,432  
Core deposit intangibles, net     19,105     19,907  
Other     28,641     25,222  
Total assets   $ 3,943,832   $ 3,949,578  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY              
Deposits              
Demand   $ 508,441   $ 481,298  
Total non-interest-bearing deposits     508,441     481,298  
Savings, NOW and money market     1,668,145     1,749,048  
Time     783,811     833,170  
Total interest-bearing deposits     2,451,956     2,582,218  
Total deposits     2,960,397     3,063,516  
Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements     37,113     35,708  
Federal Home Loan Bank advances     389,620     324,373  
Bank stock loan     40,000     8,990  
Subordinated debentures     14,638     14,561  
Contractual obligations     5,781     5,836  
Interest payable and other liabilities     18,932     18,534  
Total liabilities     3,466,481     3,471,518  
Commitments and contingent liabilities              
Stockholders’ equity              
Common stock     174     174  
Additional paid-in capital     383,850     382,731  
Retained earnings     127,015     125,757  
Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)     3,769     (3 )
Employee stock loans     (43 )   (77 )
Treasury stock     (37,414 )   (30,522 )
Total stockholders’ equity     477,351     478,060  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 3,943,832   $ 3,949,578  
               


TABLE 4. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 

    Three months ended  
March 31,
    2020     2019  
Interest and dividend income                
Loans, including fees   $ 34,376     $ 36,533  
Securities, taxable     4,620       5,082  
Securities, nontaxable     966       953  
Federal funds sold and other     595       634  
Total interest and dividend income     40,557       43,202  
Interest expense                
Deposits     6,864       10,730  
Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements     31       32  
Federal Home Loan Bank advances     1,175       1,305  
Bank stock loan     109       162  
Subordinated debentures     283       334  
Total interest expense     8,462       12,563  
                 
Net interest income     32,095       30,639  
Provision for loan losses     9,940       15,646  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses     22,155       14,993  
Non-interest income                
Service charges and fees     2,026       1,923  
Debit card income     2,043       1,738  
Mortgage banking     590       317  
Increase in value of bank-owned life insurance     482       488  
Net gains (losses) from securities transactions     8       6  
Other     157       852  
Total non-interest income     5,306       5,324  
Non-interest expense                
Salaries and employee benefits     13,504       14,098  
Net occupancy and equipment     2,235       1,967  
Data processing     2,663       2,405  
Professional fees     1,367       1,156  
Advertising and business development     696       646  
Telecommunications     487       585  
FDIC insurance     517       278  
Courier and postage     384       327  
Free nationwide ATM cost     420       361  
Amortization of core deposit intangibles     802       779  
Loan expense     234       268  
Other real estate owned     308       112  
Merger expenses           639  
Other     2,141       1,922  
Total non-interest expense     25,758       25,543  
Income (loss) before income tax     1,703       (5,226 )
Provision for income taxes     445       (1,153 )
Net income (loss) and net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders   $ 1,258     $ (4,073 )
Basic earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.08     $ (0.26 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.08     $ (0.26 )
                 


TABLE 5. Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 

    As of and for the three months ended  
    March 31,     December 31,     September 30,     June 30,     March 31,  
    2020     2019     2019     2019     2019  
Total stockholders' equity   $ 477,351     $ 478,060     $ 467,050     $ 458,406     $ 453,463  
Less: goodwill     136,432       136,432       136,432       136,432       136,432  
Less: core deposit intangibles, net     19,105       19,907       20,727       21,512       22,296  
Less: mortgage servicing asset, net     4       5       7       8       10  
Less: naming rights, net     1,163       1,174       1,184       1,195       1,206  
Tangible common equity   $ 320,647     $ 320,542     $ 308,700     $ 299,259     $ 293,519  
Common shares issued at period end     15,198,986       15,444,434       15,440,334       15,563,873       15,820,303  
RSU shares vested                             108  
Common shares outstanding at period end     15,198,986       15,444,434       15,440,334       15,563,873       15,820,411  
Diluted common shares outstanding at period end     15,297,319       15,719,810       15,647,456       15,758,747       16,036,700  
Book value per common share   $ 31.41     $ 30.95     $ 30.25     $ 29.45     $ 28.66  
Tangible book value per common share   $ 21.1     $ 20.75     $ 19.99     $ 19.23     $ 18.55  
Tangible book value per diluted common share   $ 20.96     $ 20.39     $ 19.73     $ 18.99     $ 18.3  
                                         
Total assets   $ 3,943,832     $ 3,949,578     $ 4,074,663     $ 4,180,074     $ 4,065,354  
Less: goodwill     136,432       136,432       136,432       136,432       136,432  
Less: core deposit intangibles, net     19,105       19,907       20,727       21,512       22,296  
Less: mortgage servicing asset, net     4       5       7       8       10  
Less: naming rights, net     1,163       1,174       1,184       1,195       1,206  
Tangible assets   $ 3,787,128     $ 3,792,060     $ 3,916,313     $ 4,020,927     $ 3,905,410  
Total stockholders' equity to total assets     12.1 %     12.1 %     11.46 %     10.97 %     11.15 %
Tangible common equity to tangible assets     8.47 %     8.45 %     7.88 %     7.44 %     7.52 %
Total average stockholders' equity   $ 482,567     $ 473,562     $ 463,252     $ 457,103     $ 459,713  
Less: average intangible assets     157,097       157,993       158,760       159,562       157,315  
Average tangible common equity   $ 325,470     $ 315,569     $ 304,492     $ 297,541     $ 302,398  
Net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders   $ 1,258     $ 10,014     $ 10,406     $ 9,232     $ (4,073 )
Amortization of intangible assets     814       833       797       797       791  
Less: tax effect of intangible assets amortization     171       175       167       167       166  
Adjusted net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders   $ 1,901     $ 10,672     $ 11,036     $ 9,862     $ (3,448 )
Return on total average stockholders' equity (ROAE) annualized     1.05 %     8.39 %     8.91 %     8.1 %     (3.59 )%
Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized     2.35 %     13.42 %     14.38 %     13.29 %     (4.62 )%
Non-interest expense   $ 25,758     $ 24,846     $ 24,223     $ 25,023     $ 25,543  
Less: merger expenses                       276       639  
Non-interest expense, excluding merger expenses   $ 25,758     $ 24,846     $ 24,223     $ 24,747     $ 24,904  
Net interest income   $ 32,095     $ 32,405     $ 31,526     $ 31,288     $ 30,639  
Non-interest income     5,306       6,641       6,572       6,451       5,324  
Less: net gains (losses) from securities transactions     8       (3 )     4       7       6  
Non-interest income, excluding gains (losses) from securities transactions   $ 5,298     $ 6,644     $ 6,568     $ 6,444     $ 5,318  
Net interest income plus non-interest income, excluding net gains (losses) from securities transactions   $ 37,393     $ 39,049     $ 38,094     $ 37,732     $ 35,957  
Non-interest expense to net interest income plus non-interest income     68.87 %     63.63 %     63.58 %     66.31 %     71.03 %
Efficiency ratio     68.88 %     63.63 %     63.59 %     65.59 %     69.26 %
                                         

 

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