Equity Bancshares, Inc. Reports Net Income for Third Quarter 2018, Continues to Build Oklahoma Franchise

Completes City Bank and Trust acquisition, announces pending addition of bank locations in Guymon and Cordell, Oklahoma, from MidFirst Bank

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 16, 2018 (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 quarter ended September 30, 2018, including net income allocable to common stockholders for the quarter of $10.3 million, or $0.64 per diluted share.  Year-to-date 2018 net income allocable to common stockholders was $25.9 million and $1.66 per diluted share.

Notable Items:

  • Income before taxes for the third quarter of 2018 was $13.3 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to $7.2 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, for the same time period in 2017.  Income before taxes, adjusted to exclude merger expense, was $14.0 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $8.3 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2017.
  • Stated diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2018 was $0.64.  Merger expenses, adjusted for estimated income tax, were $581 thousand in the third quarter of 2018, or $0.04 per diluted share.
  • Net income allocable to common stockholders, adjusted for after-tax merger expense, was $10.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2018.  Net income allocable to common stockholders, adjusted for after-tax merger expense of $748 thousand, was $5.9 million, or $0.47 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017.

On September 24, 2018, Equity announced its purchase and assumption agreement to acquire MidFirst Bank (“MidFirst”) offices in Guymon and Cordell, Oklahoma, from parent company, Midland Financial Co., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  After the closing of the acquisition, which is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2019, pending receipt of regulatory approval and satisfaction of customary closing conditions, Equity will have completed 19 successful business combinations since 2003, and nine since the Company’s initial public offering in November 2015.  Following the acquisition of the MidFirst branches, Equity will have 52 full-service bank locations throughout its footprint.

Equity completed its merger with City Bank and Trust (“CBT”) in Guymon, Oklahoma, on August 23, 2018.  Results of operations of CBT are included in Equity’s third quarter results subsequent to the merger.

“During the third quarter, our sales teams across our regions worked collectively and thoughtfully to add organic deposit and loan customer relationships while continuing to serve our communities with competitive and customized products,” said Brad Elliott, Chairman and CEO of Equity. “Our operational teams continued to help us add community banks to our platform, exhibiting entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit while welcoming Oklahoma Panhandle team members and customers.  The addition of MidFirst locations in Guymon and Cordell will help us deliver on our strategy of providing sophisticated banking solutions to customers in a growing footprint.”

Highlights of Equity’s growth include:

  • Total loans held for investment of $2.56 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to total loans held for investment of $2.10 billion at December 31, 2017.
  • Total deposits were $2.82 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to $2.38 billion at December 31, 2017.  Signature deposits, or core deposits comprised of checking accounts, savings accounts and money market accounts, were $1.97 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to $1.61 billion at December 31, 2017.
  • Total assets of $3.93 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to $3.17 billion at December 31, 2017.
  • Book value per common share of $28.07 at September 30, 2018 and $25.62 at December 31, 2017.  Tangible book value per common share of $18.22 at September 30, 2018 and $17.61 at December 31, 2017.

Financial Results for Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $25.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $16.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $9.5 million, or 58.2%.  Financial results reflect our mergers with Kansas Bank Corporation (“KBC”), parent company of First National Bank of Liberal/Hugoton (“FNB”) in Liberal, Kansas and Adams Dairy Bancshares, Inc. (“Adams”), parent company of Adams Dairy Bank in Blue Springs, Missouri, beginning on May 5, 2018, and CBT beginning on August 24, 2018.  The KBC merger added four bank locations in Liberal, Kansas and one bank location in Hugoton, Kansas with total assets of $336.1 million; the Adams merger added one bank location in Blue Springs, Missouri, with total assets of $115.8 million; and the CBT merger added one bank location in Guymon, Oklahoma, with total assets of $163.3 million.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, there was $6.5 million ($5.0 million after tax) of merger expense principally related to the KBC, Adams and CBT mergers.

Diluted earnings per share were $1.66 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $1.33 for the comparable period of 2017.  Weighted average fully diluted shares were 15,578,017 and 12,335,711 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.  The increase in weighted average fully diluted shares reflects the issuance of 2,370,688 shares in connection with Equity’s November 2017 mergers with Eastman National Bancshares, Inc. (“Eastman”) and Cache Holdings, Inc. (“Cache”) and 1,164,912 shares in connection with Equity’s May 2018 mergers with KBC and Adams.

Net interest income was $91.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $61.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, a $30.0 million, or 48.9% increase.  The additional net interest income was primarily driven by an increase in yield of interest-earning assets and growth in loans and securities balances, partially offset by higher interest expense as we funded the increase in earning assets with more deposits and borrowings and an overall increase in the average cost of deposits.

Our net interest margin was 3.86% for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to 3.85% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

The provision for loan losses was $3.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $2.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  Net charge-offs for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $698 thousand, as compared to net charge-offs of $913 thousand for the same period of 2017.

Total non-interest income was $14.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to $11.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  Increases in service charges and fees and in debit card income are principally attributable to the addition of accounts and higher transaction volumes associated with the Eastman, Cache, KBC, Adams and CBT mergers.  Non-interest income includes the rise in value of bank-owned life insurance of $1.7 million and $1.1 million for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.

Total non-interest expense was $69.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $46.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  These results primarily reflect the effect of the November 2017 Eastman and Cache mergers, the May 2018 KBC and Adams mergers and the August 2018 CBT merger.  In addition, the results reflect additional lending, customer service, corporate and operations staff indirectly attributable to mergers and organic growth and increased data processing costs due to increased accounts and higher transaction volumes.  Non-interest expense also includes merger expenses of $6.5 million ($5.0 million after tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.  Merger expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, totaled $2.1 million ($1.4 million after-tax).

Equity’s effective tax rate for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018 was 22.2%, as compared to 30.5% for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017.  On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Reform”) was enacted, which reduced the U.S. federal statutory income tax rate from the 35% rate applicable in 2017 to 21% in 2018.  Equity’s estimated annual effective tax rate was reduced approximately 10 percentage points in 2018 principally due to this reduction in the U.S. federal statutory rate.  In addition to the statutory tax rates applicable in each period, the estimated annual effective tax rate for both 2018 and 2017 reflect the levels of tax-exempt interest income, non-taxable life insurance income, non-deductible facilitative merger expenses and other non-deductible expenses included in income before income taxes as well as available federal income tax credits.  Partially offsetting the benefit of the rate reduction was a decrease in excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to the same time period of the prior year.  Excess tax benefits were $25 thousand in the first nine months of 2018, down $322 thousand from the excess tax benefits recorded in the first nine months of 2017.

Financial Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $10.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $5.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $5.2 million or 100.2%.

Diluted earnings per share were $0.64 for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $0.41 for the comparable period of 2017.  Weighted average fully diluted shares were 16,136,607 and 12,476,611 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.  The increase in weighted average fully diluted shares reflect the issuance of 2,370,688 shares in connection with Equity’s November 2017 mergers with Eastman and Cache and 1,164,912 shares in connection with Equity’s May 2018 mergers with KBC and Adams.

Net interest income was $32.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $20.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, a $12.4 million or 61.2% increase.  The additional net interest income was primarily driven by growth in loans and securities balances and to a lesser extent an increase in average yield on loans, partially offset by an increase in interest expense as we funded the growth in earning assets with more deposits and borrowings and an overall increase in the average cost of deposits.

Our net interest margin was 3.76% for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to 3.68% for the three months ended September 30, 2017.  The increase in net interest margin was primarily due to additional overall volume and yield of interest-earning assets including an increase in accretion of purchase accounting discounts related to the Eastman, Cache, KBC and Adams mergers and to a lesser extent, the CBT merger, partially offset by an overall increase in volumes and cost of interest-bearing liabilities.

The provision for loan losses was $1.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $727 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2017.  For the three months ended September 30, 2018, we had net charge-offs of $364 thousand, as compared to net charge-offs of $326 thousand for the same period in 2017.

Total non-interest income rose to $5.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, versus $4.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017.  Increases in service charges and fees and debit card income are principally attributable to the addition of accounts and higher transaction volumes associated with the Eastman, Cache, KBC and Adams mergers and to a lesser extent, the August 2018 merger with CBT.  Non-interest income includes the increase in value of bank-owned life insurance of $521 thousand and $359 thousand for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.

Total non-interest expense was $23.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to $16.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.  These results reflect the effect of the November 2017 addition of five locations in northern Oklahoma; the May 2018 addition of five locations in southwest Kansas plus one location in Blue Springs, Missouri; and the August 2018 addition of one location in Guymon, Oklahoma.  In addition, the results reflect added lending, customer service, corporate and operations staff indirectly attributable to mergers and organic growth and increased data processing costs due to more accounts and higher transaction volumes.  Non-interest expense also includes merger expenses of $757 thousand ($581 thousand after tax) for the three months ended September 30, 2018.  Merger expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2017, totaled $1.0 million ($748 thousand after tax).

Equity’s effective tax rate was 22.1% for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to 28.8% for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.  The effective tax rates for each of the comparable periods reflect the applicable statutory tax rates as well as the levels of tax-exempt interest income, non-taxable life insurance income, non-deductible facilitative merger expense and other non-deductible expense included in income before income taxes as well as available federal income tax credits.  Excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options were $19 thousand in the third quarter of 2018, as compared to $132 thousand in the comparable period of 2017.

Loans, Deposits, and Total Assets

Loans held for investment were $2.56 billion at September 30, 2018, as compared to $2.10 billion at December 31, 2017, an increase of $453.8 million.  The increase in loans held for investment includes $159.9 million and $82.7 million of net loans acquired in the May 2018 KBC and Adams mergers, $77.6 million of net loans acquired in the August 2018 CBT merger and $133.6 million of organic loan growth.

As of September 30, 2018, Equity’s allowance for loan losses to total loans was 0.43%, as compared to 0.40% at December 31, 2017.  Total reserves, including purchase discounts, to total loans were approximately 1.12% as of September 30, 2018, as compared to 1.21% at December 31, 2017.  Nonperforming assets of $50.3 million as of September 30, 2018, were 1.28% of total assets and included nonperforming assets of $2.8 million acquired in the KBC merger, $1.4 million acquired in the Adams mergers and $6.4 million acquired in the CBT merger.  Nonperforming assets at December 31, 2017, were $48.2 million or 1.52% of total assets.

Total deposits were $2.82 billion at September 30, 2018, as compared to $2.38 billion at December 31, 2017.  Total deposits increased $439.2 million between December 31, 2017, and September 30, 2018.  This increase included $288.4 million of deposits assumed in the KBC merger, $97.1 million of deposits assumed in the Adams merger, $126.9 million of deposits assumed in the CBT merger and $59.2 million in organic growth; offset by a decrease of $132.4 million in deposits primarily related to a planned reduction in brokered deposits assumed in prior mergers and seasonal decreases in public funds deposits. Signature deposits were $1.97 billion at September 30, 2018, as compared to $1.61 billion at December 31, 2017.

At September 30, 2018, Equity had consolidated total assets of $3.93 billion, as compared to $3.17 billion at December 31, 2017, an increase of $760.5 million.  The increase in total assets includes $336.1 million of total assets acquired in the KBC merger, $115.8 million of total assets acquired in the Adams merger and $163.3 million of total assets acquired in the CBT merger.

Capital and Borrowings

In connection with the KBC and Adams mergers, Equity issued 820,849 shares and 344,063 shares, in each case, valued at $39.11 per share, Equity’s closing price on May 4, 2018.  Net of $207 thousand of stock issuance costs, the KBC merger added $31.9 million to stockholders’ equity while the Adams merger added $13.2 million to stockholders’ equity, net of $237 thousand of stock issuance costs.

At September 30, 2018, common stockholders’ equity totaled $443.2 million, $28.07 per common share, compared to $374.1 million, $25.62 per common share, at December 31, 2017.  Tangible common equity was $287.8 million and tangible book value per common share was $18.22 at September 30, 2018.  Tangible common equity was $257.2 million and tangible book value per common share was $17.61 at December 31, 2017.  The ratio of common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 10.57% and the total capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 11.46% at September 30, 2018.

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 third quarter 2018 results on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. eastern time and 9 a.m. central time.

Investors, news media and other participants should register for the call or audio webcast at investor.equitybank.com. On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 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. 8488275.

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 October 24, 2018, accessible at (855) 859-2056 with conference ID no. 8488275 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, and treasury management services.  As of September 30, 2018, Equity had $3.93 billion in consolidated total assets, with 49 full-service banking locations throughout Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, including its corporate headquarters in Wichita and bank locations throughout the Kansas City and Tulsa metropolitan areas.  Learn more at www.equitybank.com.

Equity seeks to provide an enhanced banking experience for customers by providing a suite of sophisticated banking products and services tailored to their needs, 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.”

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 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 (“SEC”) on March 16, 2018 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, 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.

Unaudited Financial Tables

  • Table 1. Selected Financial Highlights
  • Table 2. Consolidated Balance Sheets
  • Table 3. Consolidated Statements of Income
  • Table 4. 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
  September 30,
2018
June 30,
2018
March 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
September 30,
2017
Statement of Income Data          
Net interest income $ 32,755   $ 30,920   $ 27,787   $ 24,589   $ 20,321  
Provision for loan losses   1,291     750     1,170     503     727  
Net gains (losses) from securities transactions   (4 )   (2 )   (8 )       175  
Other non-interest income   5,437     4,594     4,259     4,104     3,860  
Total non-interest income   5,433     4,592     4,251     4,104     4,035  
Merger expenses   757     5,236     531     3,267     1,023  
Other non-interest expense   22,890     20,739     19,096     17,451     15,365  
Total non-interest expense   23,647     25,975     19,627     20,718     16,388  
Income before income taxes   13,250     8,787     11,241     7,472     7,241  
Provision for income taxes   2,928     1,920     2,530     3,198     2,084  
Net income   10,322     6,867     8,711     4,274     5,157  
Net income allocable to common stockholders   10,322     6,867     8,711     4,274     5,157  
Basic earnings per share   0.65     0.45     0.60     0.32     0.42  
Diluted earnings per share   0.64     0.44     0.58     0.31     0.41  
                               
Balance Sheet Data (at period end)                              
Securities available-for-sale $ 172,388   $ 180,238   $ 174,717   $ 162,272   $ 81,116  
Securities held-to-maturity   713,899     665,995     522,021     535,462     528,944  
Gross loans held for investment   2,557,055     2,411,471     2,125,324     2,103,279     1,540,761  
Allowance for loan losses   11,010     10,083     9,316     8,498     7,969  
Intangible assets, net   155,430     146,538     115,032     116,922     71,353  
Total assets   3,931,036     3,712,185     3,176,062     3,170,509     2,405,426  
Total deposits   2,821,246     2,635,048     2,368,297     2,382,013     1,868,493  
Non-time deposits   1,969,715     1,829,902     1,647,105     1,605,514     1,223,244  
Borrowings   652,755     631,501     414,415     401,652     235,098  
Total liabilities   3,487,799     3,278,903     2,794,575     2,796,365     2,113,591  
Total stockholders’ equity   443,237     433,282     381,487     374,144     291,835  
Tangible common equity*   287,807     286,744     266,455     257,222     220,482  
                               
Selected Average Balance Sheet Data (quarterly average)                              
Total gross loans receivable $ 2,516,833   $ 2,317,071   $ 2,122,973   $ 1,850,045   $ 1,528,658  
Investment securities   860,940     767,038     699,055     669,220     621,055  
Interest-earning assets   3,457,871     3,158,187     2,883,960     2,573,043     2,192,275  
Total assets   3,804,114     3,475,786     3,169,131     2,820,548     2,402,599  
Interest-bearing deposits   2,251,937     2,148,361     2,043,784     1,821,850     1,584,618  
Borrowings   642,575     495,558     389,120     330,651     266,392  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   2,894,512     2,643,919     2,432,904     2,152,501     1,851,010  
Total deposits   2,709,741     2,556,982     2,390,648     2,140,490     1,837,726  
Total liabilities   3,364,343     3,062,312     2,791,236     2,483,029     2,113,592  
Total stockholders’ equity   439,771     413,474     377,895     337,519     289,007  
Tangible common equity*   289,515     279,328     261,261     240,899     217,542  
                               
Performance Ratios                              
Return on average assets (ROAA) annualized   1.08%     0.79%     1.11%     0.60%     0.85%  
Return on total average stockholders equity (ROAE) annualized   9.31%     6.66%     9.35%     5.02%     7.08%  
Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized*   14.91%     10.58%     14.01%     7.41%     9.71%  
Yield on loans annualized   5.73%     5.73%     5.55%     5.40%     5.30%  
Cost of interest-bearing deposits annualized   1.15%     1.00%     0.94%     0.87%     0.82%  
Cost of total deposits annualized   0.95%     0.84%     0.80%     0.74%     0.71%  
Net interest margin annualized   3.76%     3.93%     3.91%     3.79%     3.68%  
Efficiency ratio*   59.93%     58.40%     59.59%     60.82%     63.54%  
Non-interest income / average assets   0.57%     0.53%     0.54%     0.58%     0.67%  
Non-interest expense / average assets   2.47%     3.00%     2.51%     2.91%     2.71%  
                               
Capital Ratios                              
Tier 1 Leverage Ratio   8.60%     9.36%     9.45%     10.33%     10.32%  
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio   10.57%     11.13%     11.80%     11.56%     13.33%  
Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio   11.07%     11.65%     12.41%     12.17%     14.15%  
Total Risk Based Capital Ratio   11.46%     12.03%     12.81%     12.54%     14.62%  
Total stockholders’ equity to total assets   11.28%     11.67%     12.01%     11.80%     12.13%  
Tangible common equity to tangible assets*   7.62%     8.04%     8.70%     8.42%     9.45%  
Book value per common share $ 28.07   $ 27.44   $ 26.09   $ 25.62   $ 23.86  
Tangible book value per common share* $ 18.22   $ 18.16   $ 18.22   $ 17.61   $ 18.03  
Tangible book value per diluted common share* $ 17.86   $ 17.78   $ 17.85   $ 17.29   $ 17.64  

* The value noted is considered a Non-GAAP financial measure.  For a reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures, see Table 4. Non-GAAP Financial Measures



TABLE 2. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  September 30,
2018
December 31,
2017
ASSETS    
Cash and due from banks $ 60,195   $ 48,034  
Federal funds sold   1,184     4,161  
     
Cash and cash equivalents   61,379     52,195  
     
Interest-bearing time deposits in other banks   6,741     3,496  
Available-for-sale securities   172,388     162,272  
Held-to-maturity securities, fair value of $695,466 and $532,744   713,899     535,462  
Loans held for sale   43,372     16,344  
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $11,010 and $8,498   2,546,045     2,094,781  
Other real estate owned, net   7,014     7,907  
Premises and equipment, net   79,607     63,449  
Bank-owned life insurance   72,587     68,384  
Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank stock   38,838     24,373  
Interest receivable   17,129     12,371  
Goodwill   131,723     104,907  
Core deposit intangibles, net   22,466     10,738  
Other   17,848     13,830  
     
Total assets $ 3,931,036   $ 3,170,509  
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
Deposits    
Demand $ 483,432   $ 366,530  
     
Total non-interest bearing deposits   483,432     366,530  
     
Savings, NOW and money market   1,486,283     1,238,984  
Time   851,531     776,499  
     
Total interest-bearing deposits   2,337,814     2,015,483  
     
Total deposits   2,821,246     2,382,013  
     
Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements   43,250     37,492  
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   570,907     347,692  
Bank stock loan   24,412     2,500  
Subordinated debentures   14,186     13,968  
Contractual obligations   1,734     1,967  
Interest payable and other liabilities   12,064     10,733  
Total liabilities   3,487,799     2,796,365  
     
     
Stockholders’ equity    
Common stock   173     161  
Additional paid-in capital   378,516     331,339  
Retained earnings   91,401     65,512  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (7,077 )   (3,092 )
Employee stock loans   (121 )   (121 )
Treasury stock   (19,655 )   (19,655 )
Total stockholders’ equity   443,237     374,144  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 3,931,036   $ 3,170,509  
             


TABLE 3. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)        
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)        
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
    2018     2017   2018     2017
Interest and dividend income        
Loans, including fees $ 36,335   $ 20,420 $ 98,484   $ 60,482
Securities, taxable   4,836     2,982   12,671     8,930
Securities, nontaxable   1,097     863   3,001     2,510
Federal funds sold and other   754     323   1,820     963
         
Total interest and dividend income   43,022     24,588   115,976     72,885
         
Interest expense        
Deposits   6,510     3,270   16,566     8,740
Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements   30     15   77     40
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   3,155     731   6,548     1,967
Bank stock loan   265       448       —
Subordinated debentures   307     251   875     725
         
Total interest expense   10,267     4,267   24,514     11,472
         
Net interest income   32,755     20,321   91,462     61,413
Provision for loan losses   1,291     727   3,211     2,450
         
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   31,464     19,594   88,251     58,963
Non-interest income        
Service charges and fees   1,912     1,348   5,221     3,797
Debit card income   1,667     1,175   4,442     3,385
Mortgage banking   392     521   1,017     1,546
Increase in value of bank-owned life insurance   521     359   1,681     1,068
Net gains (losses) from securities transactions   (4 )   175   (14 )   271
Other   945     457   1,929     1,269
         
Total non-interest income   5,433     4,035   14,276     11,336
         
Non-interest expense        
Salaries and employee benefits   12,361     8,353   34,881     24,395
Net occupancy and equipment   2,125     1,603   5,938     4,621
Data processing   2,195     1,218   5,837     3,570
Professional fees   686     759   2,245     1,737
Advertising and business development   802     535   2,086     1,677
Telecommunications   451     275   1,252     966
FDIC insurance   457     290   1,211     615
Courier and postage   321     222   879     684
Free nation-wide ATM cost   364     238   986     683
Amortization of core deposit intangibles   694     243   1,703     687
Loan expense   319     199   810     658
Other real estate owned   355     219   (48 )   494
Merger expenses   757     1,023   6,524     2,085
Other   1,760     1,211   4,945     3,873
         
Total non-interest expense   23,647     16,388   69,249     46,745
         
Income before income taxes   13,250     7,241   33,278     23,554
Provision for income taxes   2,928     2,084   7,378     7,179
         
Net income $ 10,322   $ 5,157 $ 25,900   $ 16,375
         
Net income allocable to common stockholders $ 10,322   $ 5,157 $ 25,900   $ 16,375
         
Basic earnings per share $ 0.65   $ 0.42 $ 1.70   $ 1.36
         
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.64   $ 0.41 $ 1.66   $ 1.33
         

 

TABLE 4. Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

  As of and for the three months ended
  September 30,
2018
June 30,
2018
March 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
September 30,
2017
Total stockholders’ equity $ 443,237   $ 433,282   $ 381,487   $ 374,144   $ 291,835  
Less: goodwill   131,723     125,485     103,412     104,907     64,587  
Less: core deposit intangibles, net   22,466     19,800     10,355     10,738     5,476  
Less: mortgage servicing asset, net   13     14     16     17     19  
Less: naming rights, net   1,228     1,239     1,249     1,260     1,271  
           
Tangible common equity  $ 287,807   $ 286,744   $ 266,455   $ 257,222   $ 220,482  
Common shares issued at period end   15,792,695     15,780,777     14,609,414     14,605,607     12,230,319  
RSU shares vested       6,768     11,844          
           
Common shares outstanding at period end    15,792,695     15,787,545     14,621,258     14,605,607     12,230,319  
           
Diluted common shares outstanding at period end   16,118,067     16,131,096     14,923,798     14,873,257     12,501,484  
           
Book value per common share  $ 28.07   $ 27.44   $ 26.09   $ 25.62   $ 23.86  
           
Tangible book value per common share  $ 18.22   $ 18.16   $ 18.22   $ 17.61   $ 18.03  
           
Tangible book value per diluted common share  $ 17.86   $ 17.78   $ 17.85   $ 17.29   $ 17.64  
           
Total assets $ 3,931,036   $ 3,712,185   $ 3,176,062   $ 3,170,509   $ 2,405,426  
Less: goodwill   131,723     125,485     103,412     104,907     64,587  
Less: core deposit intangibles, net   22,466     19,800     10,355     10,738     5,476  
Less: mortgage servicing asset, net   13     14     16     17     19  
Less: naming rights, net   1,228     1,239     1,249     1,260     1,271  
           
Tangible assets  $ 3,775,606   $ 3,565,647   $ 3,061,030   $ 3,053,587   $ 2,334,073  
           
Total stockholders’ equity to total assets    11.28%     11.67%     12.01%     11.80%     12.13%  
           
Tangible common equity to tangible assets    7.62%     8.04%     8.70%     8.42%     9.45%  
           
Total average stockholders’ equity $ 439,771   $ 413,474   $ 377,895   $ 337,519   $ 289,007  
Less: average intangible assets and preferred stock   150,256     134,146     116,634     96,620     71,465  
           
Average tangible common equity  $ 289,515   $ 279,328   $ 261,261   $ 240,899   $ 217,542  
           
Net income allocable to common stockholders $ 10,322   $ 6,867   $ 8,711   $ 4,274   $ 5,157  
Amortization of intangible assets   707     637     396     349     256  
Less: tax effect of intangible assets amortization   148     134     83     122     90  
           
Adjusted net income allocable to common stockholders  $ 10,881   $ 7,370   $ 9,024   $ 4,501   $ 5,323  
           
Return on total average stockholders’ equity (ROAE)
annualized 
  9.31%     6.66%     9.35%     5.02%     7.08%  
           
Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized    14.91%     10.58%     14.01%     7.41%     9.71%  
           
Non-interest expense $ 23,647   $ 25,975   $ 19,627   $ 20,718   $ 16,388  
Less: merger expenses   757     5,236     531     3,267     1,023  
           
Non-interest expense, excluding merger expenses $ 22,890   $ 20,739   $ 19,096   $ 17,451   $ 15,365  
           
Net interest income $ 32,755   $ 30,920   $ 27,787   $ 24,589   $ 20,321  
           
Non-interest income $ 5,433   $ 4,592   $ 4,251   $ 4,104   $ 4,035  
Less: net gains (losses) from securities transactions   (4 )   (2 )   (8 )       175  
           
Non-interest income, excluding net gains (losses) from securities transactions $ 5,437   $ 4,594   $ 4,259   $ 4,104   $ 3,860  
           
Net interest income plus non-interest income, excluding net gains (losses) from securities transactions $ 38,192   $ 35,514   $ 32,046   $ 28,693   $ 24,181  
Non-interest expense to net interest income plus non-interest income    61.92%     73.14%     61.26%     72.21%     67.29%  
           
Efficiency ratio    59.93%     58.40%     59.59%     60.82%     63.54%  
                               

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