Cadence Bancorporation Reports Record First Quarter 2018 Results

Apr 25, 2018 07:02 pm
HOUSTON -- 

“We are very pleased to report to you our first quarter of 2018 financial results,” stated Paul B. Murphy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Bancorporation. “April 2018 marks the one-year anniversary since we took Cadence Bancorporation public. Since that time, our loans are up $1.1 billion or 14%, our core deposits have increased $1.5 billion or 21%, our revenues are up $17.2 million or 17.4%, and importantly, our earnings per share has increased $0.11 or 31%. As a result, our stock has performed well since our IPO. Today, our business is strong, our bankers are motivated, and we are focused on doing a great job for our clients. That combination ultimately translates into our continued financial performance and return for our shareholders.”

Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE:CADE) (“Cadence”) today announced net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 of $38.8 million, or $0.46 per diluted common share (“per share”), compared to $14.7 million, or $0.17 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2017, and $26.1 million, or $0.35 per share, in the first quarter of 2017. The fourth quarter of 2017 includes a one-time charge of $19.0 million, or $0.22 per share, recorded in income tax expense (the “one-time tax charge”) related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 requiring a re-measurement of our deferred tax assets arising from a lower corporate tax rate.

Highlights:

  • First quarter of 2018 net income was $38.8 million, representing an increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 of $5.1 million, or 15.2%, excluding the one-time tax charge(1), (an increase of $24.1 million, or 164.3%, as reported), and an increase of $12.7 million, or 48.7%, compared to first quarter of 2017.
    • On a per-share basis, net income was $0.46 per share for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $0.39 per share excluding the one-time tax charge(1) for the fourth quarter of 2017, (or $0.17 per share as reported), and $0.35 per share for the first quarter of 2017.
    • Annualized returns on average assets, common equity and tangible common equity(1) for the first quarter of 2018 were 1.44%, 11.73% and 15.52%, respectively, compared to 1.26%, 9.92% and 13.11%, respectively, excluding the one-time tax charge(1), for the fourth quarter of 2017, (0.55%, 4.32% and 5.71%, respectively, as reported), and 1.10%, 9.71% and 13.96%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2017.
  • Total revenue for the first quarter of 2018 was $116.1 million, up 2.2% from the linked quarter and up 17.4% from the same period in 2017 driven by strong loan growth and increases in net interest margin.
  • Our fully tax-equivalent net interest margin (“NIM”) for the first quarter of 2018 was 3.64%, an increase from 3.59% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 3.46% for the first quarter of 2017, reflecting our asset sensitivity. Our NIM excluding recovery accretion for acquired-impaired loans was 3.62% for the first quarter of 2018, up 14bp from 3.48% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and up 19bp from 3.43% in the first quarter of 2017.
  • The efficiency ratio(1) for the first quarter of 2018 was 53.35%, an improvement from both linked and prior quarter efficiency ratios of 58.44% and 54.95%, respectively. The first quarter of 2018 included approximately $3.1 million of non-routine secondary offering and legal costs.
  • Loans were $8.6 billion as of March 31, 2018, an increase of $393.6 million, or 4.8%, as compared to $8.3 billion at December 31, 2017, and an increase of $1.1 billion, or 14.4%, as compared to $7.6 billion at March 31, 2017.
  • Core deposits (total deposits excluding brokered) were $8.2 billion as of March 31, 2018, up $15.8 million, or 0.2%, from December 31, 2017, and up $1.5 billion, or 21.4%, from March 31, 2017. Both the increases in loans and deposits were 100% organically derived.

(1) Considered a non-GAAP financial measure. See Table 7 “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of our non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Balance Sheet:

Cadence continued its solid growth during the quarter with total assets reaching $11.0 billion as of March 31, 2018, an increase of $50.5 million, or 0.5%, from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $1.3 billion, or 13.2%, from March 31, 2017.

Loans at March 31, 2018 were $8.6 billion, an increase of $393.6 million, or 4.8%, from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $1.1 billion, or 14.4%, from March 31, 2017. Average loans for the first quarter of 2018 were $8.4 billion, an increase of $217.7 million, or 2.6%, from fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of $892.8 million, or 11.8%, from first quarter of 2017. Increases in loans reflect continued demand primarily in our specialized and general C&I portfolios compared to linked quarter and in our specialized, general C&I and residential portfolios compared to prior year.

Total deposits at March 31, 2018 were $9.0 billion, an increase of $37.5 million, or 0.4%, from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $1.2 billion, or 15.4%, from March 31, 2017. Average total deposits for the first quarter of 2018 were $9.0 billion, an increase of $376.9 million, or 4.4%, from fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of $987.3 million, or 12.3%, from first quarter of 2017.

  • Deposit increases reflect growth in core deposits, specifically with success in expanding commercial deposit relationships and treasury management services.
  • Noninterest bearing deposits as a percent of total deposits were 22.6%, compared to 24.9% at December 31, 2017 and 23.9% at March 31, 2017.
  • The year-over-year core deposit growth supported a $246.2 million reduction in brokered deposits since March 31, 2017. As of March 31, 2018, brokered deposits totaled $0.8 billion, or 9.0% of total deposits, up slightly from 8.8% of total deposits at December 31, 2017 and down from 13.6% of total deposits at March 31, 2017, respectively.

Shareholders’ equity was $1.4 billion at March 31, 2018, a decrease of $2.0 million from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $251.1 million from March 31, 2017.

  • The linked quarter decline in shareholders’ equity was impacted by a decline in Other Comprehensive Income due to unrealized losses related to the impact of rising interest rates on the fair market valuation of our securities portfolio.
  • In March 2018, Cadence paid a $0.125 per common share dividend totaling $10.5 million.
  • The year-over-year increase in shareholders’ equity includes $155.6 million in net proceeds from our April 2017 initial public offering that was added to tangible common equity during the second quarter of 2017. This offering resulted in increasing average diluted shares to 84.7 million for the first quarter of 2018, as compared to 75.7 million and 84.7 million in the first quarter of 2017 and fourth quarter of 2017, respectively.
  • In November 2017 and February 2018, Cadence completed secondary offerings whereby its controlling stockholder, Cadence Bancorp LLC, sold 10,925,000 and 9,200,000 Cadence Bancorporation shares, respectively, reducing its ownership in Cadence to 76.6% and 65.6%, respectively. All proceeds from these transactions were received by Cadence Bancorp LLC and did not impact Cadence Bancorporation’s equity or outstanding shares.

Asset Quality:

Credit quality metrics reflected general credit stability in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Annualized net-charge offs as a percent of average loans for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 were $0.4 million, or 0.02%, compared to $4.4 million, or 0.06%, for the full year of 2017.
  • NPAs totaled $72.7 million, or 0.8%, of total loans, OREO and other NPAs as of March 31, 2018, compared to $70.7 million, or 0.9%, as of December 31, 2017, and down from $171.0 million, or 2.3%, as of March 31, 2017.
  • Of the $37.3 million in energy nonperforming loans included in total NPAs as of March 31, 2018, 85% were paying in accordance with contractual terms.
  • The allowance for credit losses (“ACL”) was $91.5 million, or 1.06% of total loans, as of December 31, 2017, as compared to $87.6 million, or 1.06% of total loans, as of December 31, 2017 and $88.3 million, or 1.17% of total loans, as of March 31, 2017. The year-over-year decline in the ACL as a percentage of total loans resulted primarily from the reduction in non-performing loans and related valuation reserves (largely from the energy portfolio) and improved environmental factors in the energy sector over the past year.

Total Revenue:

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2018 was $116.1 million, up 2.2% from the linked quarter and up 17.4% from the same period in 2017. The revenue increases were primarily a result of both strong loan growth during the period and meaningful increases in net interest margins.

Net interest income for the first quarter of 2018 was $91.1 million, an increase of $3.2 million, or 3.6%, from the fourth quarter of 2017 and an increase of $16.4 million, or 21.9%, from the same period 2017, reflecting strong growth in our earning assets combined with increases in net interest margin.

  • Our fully tax-equivalent net interest margin (“NIM”) for the first quarter of 2018 was 3.64% as compared to 3.59% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 3.46% for the first quarter of 2017. The increases in NIM are primarily a result of our asset sensitive balance sheet and earning asset yields increasing more significantly than our funding costs in the recent rising rate environment. Our NIM excluding recovery accretion for acquired-impaired loans was 3.62%, 3.48% and 3.43% for the first quarter of 2018, fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2017 respectively.
  • Earning asset yields for the first quarter of 2018 were 4.51%, up 10 basis points from 4.41% in the fourth quarter of 2017, and up 38 basis points from 4.13% in the first quarter of 2017, driven by increases in loan yields.
    • Over 72% of our loan portfolio is floating rate and has benefited from the short-term rate increases during the periods.
    • Yield on loans, excluding acquired-impaired loans, increased meaningfully to 4.81% for the first quarter of 2018, as compared to 4.47% and 4.14% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2017, respectively.
    • Total accretion for acquired-impaired loans was $5.6 million in the first quarter of 2018, down $2.5 million from the fourth quarter of 2017 and down $1.3 million from the first quarter of 2017. The declines in accretion were due to recovery timing. Recovery accretion was $0.4 million, $2.8 million and $0.6 million for the first quarter of 2018, fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2017, respectively.
    • Total loan yields increased to 4.94% for the first quarter of 2018 versus 4.72% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 4.34% for the first quarter of 2017.
    • The impact of the lower tax rate in the first quarter of 2018 on the tax-equivalent yield served to reduce the first quarter of 2018 NIM by (4) basis points.
  • Total cost of funds for the first quarter of 2018 was 94 basis points versus 89 basis points in the linked quarter and 71 basis points in the first quarter of 2017.
    • Total cost of deposits for the first quarter of 2018 was 75 basis points versus 69 basis points in the linked quarter and 49 basis points in the first quarter of 2017.

Noninterest income for the first quarter of 2018 was $25.0 million, a decrease of $0.7 million, or 2.6%, from the fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of $0.9 million, or 3.6%, from the same period of 2017.

  • Total service fees and revenue for the first quarter of 2018 were $23.9 million, an increase of $1.5 million, or 6.7%, from the fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of $1.4 million, or 6.3%, from the same period of 2017. The first quarter of 2018 increases compared to the linked quarter were driven throughout various fee categories due to broad based business growth, notably in trust services, service charges on deposit accounts, credit related fees and insurance revenue. Mortgage banking revenue declined slightly due to the rate environment and overall seasonality. Compared to the prior year’s quarter, increases were also broad-based, with notable increases in credit-related fees and investment advisory revenue, and softer mortgage banking revenue.
  • Total other noninterest income for the first quarter of 2018 was $1.1 million, a decrease of $2.2 million from the fourth quarter of 2017, and a decrease of $0.5 million from the same period of 2017. The decline from linked quarter was largely a result of the $1.6 million gain on sale of a loan in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Noninterest Expenses:

Noninterest expense for the first quarter of 2018 was $61.9 million, a decrease of $4.4 million, or 6.7%, from $66.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of $7.6 million, or 14%, from $54.3 million during the same period in 2017. The linked quarter included an increase of $2.2 million in salaries and benefits driven by timing of payroll taxes and 401k contributions due to annual incentives paid in the first quarter of 2018 and the beginning of the tax year. This increase was more than offset by decreases in consulting and professional fees, OREO costs and other expenses as a result of non-routine fourth quarter of 2017 expenses. The increase in expenses from the prior year’s quarter was due to a $3.1 million growth in salaries and benefits driven by business growth and related incentives, and a $4.1 million increase in other expenses due to overall growth and non-routine expenses in the first quarter of 2018 detailed below:

  • Consulting and professional fees in the first quarter of 2018 included $0.9 million in expenses specific to the February 2018 secondary offering.
  • Legal expense for the first quarter of 2018 included $2.2 million in legal costs associated with litigation related to a pre-acquisition matter of a legacy acquired bank. This matter was resolved in the first quarter of 2018 and is not expected to result in any future expenses.

The efficiency ratio(1) for the first quarter of 2018 was 53.35%, as compared to the first quarter of 2017 and fourth quarter of 2017 ratios of 54.95% and 58.44%, respectively. The improvement in the efficiency ratio reflects ongoing focus on managing expenses and expanding revenue. First quarter 2018 revenues increased $17.2 million over first quarter 2017, while first quarter 2018 expenses increased $7.6 million over first quarter 2017.

(1) Considered a non-GAAP financial measure. See Table 7 “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of our non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Taxes:

The effective tax rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 was 22.0% as compared to 34.8%(1) excluding the one-time tax charge in the fourth quarter of 2017, (71.6% as reported), and 32.6% in the first quarter of 2017.

Quarterly Dividend:

On April 25, 2018, the Board of Directors of Cadence declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.125 per share of common stock, representing an annualized dividend of $0.50 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 15, 2018 to holders of record of the Class A common stock on June 1, 2018.

Supplementary Financial Tables (Unaudited):

Supplementary Financial Tables (Unaudited) are included in this release following the customary disclosure information.

First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call:

Cadence Bancorporation executive management will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2018 results on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. ET. Slides to be presented by management on the conference call can be viewed by visiting www.cadencebancorporation.com and selecting “Events & Presentations” then “Event Calendar”.

Conference Call Access:

To access the conference call, please dial one of the following numbers approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start time to allow time for registration, and use the Elite Entry Number provided below.

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Participant Elite Entry Number: 3260143

For those unable to participate in the live presentation, a replay will be available through May 10, 2018. To access the replay, please use the following numbers:

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International Toll: 1-412-317-0088
Canada Toll Free: 1-855-669-9658
Replay Access Code: 10118996
End Date: May 10, 2018

Webcast Access:

A webcast of the conference call as well as the slides to be presented by management can be viewed by visiting www.cadencebancorporation.com and selecting “Events & Presentations” then “Event Calendar”.

About Cadence Bancorporation

Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE:CADE) is an $11 billion in assets regional bank holding company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Through its affiliates, Cadence operates 65 locations in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee, and provides corporations, middle-market companies, small businesses and consumers with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, commercial real estate, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, business and personal insurance, consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Clients have access to leading-edge online and mobile solutions, interactive teller machines, and 56,000 ATMs. The Cadence team of 1,200 associates is committed to exceeding customer expectations and helping their clients succeed financially. Cadence Bank, N.A., Cadence Insurance, and Linscomb & Williams are direct or indirect subsidiaries of Cadence Bancorporation.

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About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain of the financial measures and ratios we present, including “efficiency ratio,” “adjusted noninterest expenses,” “adjusted operating revenue,” “tangible common equity ratio,” “tangible book value per share” and “return on average tangible common equity” and “pre-tax, pre-provision net earnings,” are supplemental measures that are not required by, or are not presented in accordance with, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We refer to these financial measures and ratios as “non-GAAP financial measures.” We consider the use of select non-GAAP financial measures and ratios to be useful for financial and operational decision making and useful in evaluating period-to-period comparisons. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenditures or assets that we believe are not indicative of our primary business operating results or by presenting certain metrics on a fully taxable equivalent basis. We believe that management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, analyzing and comparing past, present and future periods.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and you should not rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. The non-GAAP financial measures we present may differ from non-GAAP financial measures used by our peers or other companies. We compensate for these limitations by providing the equivalent GAAP measures whenever we present the non-GAAP financial measures and by including a reconciliation of the impact of the components adjusted for in the non-GAAP financial measure so that both measures and the individual components may be considered when analyzing our performance. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures is included at the end of the financial statement tables (Table 7).

 

Table 1 - Selected Financial Data

 
          As of and for the Three Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)   March 31,

2018

      December 31,

2017

    September 30,

2017

      June 30,

2017

      March 31,

2017

Statement of Operations Data:        
Interest income $ 113,093 $ 108,370 $ 99,503 $ 99,375 $ 89,619
Interest expense   21,982   20,459   18,340   16,991   14,861
Net interest income 91,111 87,911 81,163 82,384 74,758
Provision for credit losses   4,380   (4,475 )   1,723   6,701   5,786
Net interest income after provision 86,731 92,386 79,440 75,683 68,972
Noninterest income - service fees and revenue 23,904 22,405 23,014 22,144 22,489
- other noninterest income 1,079 3,251 4,110 845 1,616
Noninterest expense   61,939   66,371   56,530   56,134   54,321
Income before income taxes 49,775 51,671 50,034 42,538 38,756
Income tax expense   10,950   36,980   17,457   13,570   12,639
Net income $ 38,825 $ 14,691 $ 32,577 $ 28,968 $ 26,117
Period-End Balance Sheet Data:
Investment securities $ 1,251,834 $ 1,262,948 $ 1,198,032 $ 1,079,935 $ 1,116,280
Total loans, net of unearned income 8,646,987 8,253,427 8,028,938 7,716,621 7,561,472
Allowance for credit losses 91,537 87,576 94,765 93,215 88,304
Total assets 10,999,382 10,948,926 10,502,261 9,811,557 9,720,937
Total deposits 9,048,971 9,011,515 8,501,102 7,930,383 7,841,710
Noninterest-bearing deposits 2,040,977 2,242,765 2,071,594 1,857,809 1,871,514
Interest-bearing deposits 7,007,994 6,768,750 6,429,508 6,072,574 5,970,196
Borrowings and subordinated debentures 471,335 470,814 572,683 499,266 682,568
Total shareholders’ equity 1,357,103 1,359,056 1,340,848 1,304,054 1,105,976
Average Balance Sheet Data:
Investment securities $ 1,234,226 $ 1,228,330 $ 1,169,182 $ 1,099,307 $ 1,125,174
Total loans, net of unearned income 8,443,951 8,226,294 7,867,794 7,650,048 7,551,173
Allowance for credit losses 89,097 94,968 94,706 90,366 82,258
Total assets 10,922,274 10,586,245 10,024,871 9,786,355 9,670,593
Total deposits 9,012,390 8,635,473 8,139,969 7,940,421 8,025,068
Noninterest-bearing deposits 2,128,595 2,170,758 1,982,784 1,845,447 1,857,657
Interest-bearing deposits 6,883,795 6,464,715 6,157,185 6,094,974 6,167,411
Borrowings and subordinated debentures 444,557 502,428 484,798 510,373 474,976
Total shareholders’ equity 1,342,445 1,348,867 1,320,884 1,251,217 1,090,905
 
 

Table 1 (Continued) - Selected Financial Data

 
          As of and for the Three Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data) March 31,

2018

    December 31,

2017

    September 30,

2017

    June 30,

2017

    March 31,

2017

Per Share Data:(3)
Earnings
Basic $ 0.46 $ 0.18 $ 0.39 $ 0.35 $ 0.35
Diluted 0.46 0.17 0.39 0.35 0.35
Book value per common share 16.23 16.25 16.03 15.59 14.75
Tangible book value (1) 12.32 12.33 12.10 11.64 10.33
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 83,625,000 83,625,000 83,625,000 81,918,956 75,000,000
Diluted 84,674,807 84,717,005 83,955,685 81,951,795 75,672,750
Cash dividends declared $ 0.125 $ $ $ $
Dividend payout ratio 27.17 % % % % %
Performance Ratios:
Return on average common equity (2) 11.73 % 4.32 % 9.78 % 9.29 % 9.71 %
Return on average tangible common equity (1) (2) 15.52 5.71 13.04 12.63 13.96
Return on average assets (2) 1.44 0.55 1.29 1.19 1.10
Net interest margin (2) 3.64 3.59 3.52 3.71 3.46
Efficiency ratio (1) 53.35 58.44 52.20 53.27 54.95
Asset Quality Ratios:
Total nonperforming assets ("NPAs") to total loans and OREO and other NPAs 0.84 % 0.85 % 1.51 % 1.82 % 2.25 %
Total nonperforming loans to total loans 0.60 0.58 0.96 1.36 1.77
Total ACL to total loans 1.06 1.06 1.18 1.21 1.17
ACL to total nonperforming loans ("NPLs") 175.30 183.62 122.66 88.81 65.80
Net charge-offs to average loans (2) 0.02 0.13 0.01 0.09 (0.01 )
Capital Ratios:
Total shareholders’ equity to assets 12.34 % 12.41 % 12.77 % 13.29 % 11.38 %
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (1) 9.65 9.71 9.95 10.27 8.25
Common equity tier 1 (CET1) 10.42 10.57 10.79 10.92 8.99
Tier 1 leverage capital 10.57 10.68 11.12 11.00 9.10
Tier 1 risk-based capital 10.79 10.94 11.17 11.31 9.36
Total risk-based capital 12.63 12.81 13.18 13.41 11.43
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(1) - Considered a non-GAAP financial measure. See Table 7 "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a reconciliation of our non-GAAP

measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

(2) - Annualized.

(3) - As of the completion of a secondary offering on February 13, 2018, 54,875,000 of our outstanding shares are owned by our parent-holding company

Cadence Bancorp LLC.

 

 

Table 2 - Average Balances/Yield/Rates

 
          For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
2018       2017
Average     Income/     Yield/ Average     Income/     Yield/
(In thousands) Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
ASSETS    
Interest-earning assets:
Loans, net of unearned income(1)
Originated and ANCI loans $ 8,189,448 $ 97,168 4.81 % $ 7,234,671 $ 73,869 4.14 %
ACI portfolio   254,503   5,623 8.96   316,502   6,941 8.89

Total loans

8,443,951 102,791 4.94 7,551,173 80,810 4.34
Investment securities
Taxable 827,227 5,118 2.51 722,465 4,301 2.41
Tax-exempt(2)   406,999   4,134 4.12   402,709   5,252 5.29
Total investment securities 1,234,226 9,252 3.04 1,125,174 9,553 3.44
Federal funds sold and short-term investments 515,017 1,529 1.20 264,355 425 0.65
Other investments   48,986   389 3.22   48,047   669 5.65
Total interest-earning assets 10,242,180 113,961 4.51 8,988,749 91,457 4.13
Noninterest-earning assets:
Cash and due from banks 92,878 53,450
Premises and equipment 62,973 66,298
Accrued interest and other assets 613,341 644,354
Allowance for credit losses   (89,097 )   (82,258 )
Total assets $ 10,922,275 $ 9,670,593
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Demand deposits $ 4,795,114 $ 9,025 0.76 % $ 4,455,742 $ 5,531 0.50 %
Savings deposits 179,662 114 0.26 182,247 112 0.25
Time deposits   1,909,019   7,491 1.59   1,529,422   4,122 1.09
Total interest-bearing deposits 6,883,795 16,630 0.98 6,167,411 9,765 0.64
Other borrowings 309,323 2,956 3.88 340,470 2,802 3.34
Subordinated debentures   135,233   2,396 7.19   134,506   2,294 6.92
Total interest-bearing liabilities 7,328,351 21,982 1.22 6,642,387 14,861 0.91
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:
Demand deposits 2,128,595 1,857,657
Accrued interest and other liabilities   122,884   79,644
Total liabilities 9,579,830 8,579,688
Stockholders' equity   1,342,445   1,090,905
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 10,922,275 $ 9,670,593
Net interest income/net interest spread 91,979   3.29 % 76,596   3.22 %
Net yield on earning assets/net interest margin   3.64 %   3.46 %
Taxable equivalent adjustment:
Investment securities   (868 )   (1,838 )
Net interest income $ 91,111 $ 74,758
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(1) Nonaccrual loans are included in loans, net of unearned income. No adjustment has been made for these loans in the calculation of yields.

(2) Interest income and yields are presented on a fully taxable equivalent basis using a tax rate of 21% for the three months ended March 31, 2018,

and using a tax rate of 35% for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

 
 
          For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 2018

      For the Three Months Ended

December 31, 2017

 
Average     Income/     Yield/ Average     Income/     Yield/
(In thousands) Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
ASSETS    
Interest-earning assets:
Loans, net of unearned income(1)
Originated and ANCI loans $ 8,189,448 $ 97,168 4.81 % $ 7,961,692 $ 89,762 4.47 %
ACI portfolio   254,503   5,623 8.96   264,602   8,145 12.21
Total loans 8,443,951 102,791 4.94 8,226,294 97,907 4.72
Investment securities
Taxable 827,227 5,118 2.51 817,971 5,000 2.43
Tax-exempt(2)   406,999   4,134 4.12   410,359   5,047 4.88
Total investment securities 1,234,226 9,252 3.04 1,228,330 10,047 3.25
Federal funds sold and short-term investments 515,017 1,529 1.20 409,317 1,151 1.12
Other investments   48,986   389 3.22   51,318   1,030 7.96
Total interest-earning assets 10,242,180 113,961 4.51 9,915,259 110,135 4.41
Noninterest-earning assets:
Cash and due from banks 92,878 66,849
Premises and equipment 62,973 64,730
Accrued interest and other assets 613,341 634,375
Allowance for credit losses   (89,097 )   (94,968 )
Total assets $ 10,922,275 $ 10,586,245
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Interest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

$ 4,795,114 $ 9,025 0.76 % $ 4,424,371 $ 7,844 0.70 %
Savings deposits 179,662 114 0.26 177,413 112 0.25
Time deposits   1,909,019   7,491 1.59   1,862,931   7,129 1.52
Total interest-bearing deposits 6,883,795 16,630 0.98 6,464,715 15,085 0.93
Other borrowings 309,323 2,956 3.88 367,373 3,021 3.26
Subordinated debentures   135,233   2,396 7.19   135,055   2,353 6.91
Total interest-bearing liabilities 7,328,351 21,982 1.22 6,967,143 20,459 1.17
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:
Demand deposits 2,128,595 2,170,758
Accrued interest and other liabilities   122,884   99,477
Total liabilities 9,579,830 9,237,378
Stockholders' equity   1,342,445   1,348,867
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 10,922,275 $ 10,586,245
Net interest income/net interest spread 91,979   3.29 % 89,676   3.24 %
Net yield on earning assets/net interest margin   3.64 %   3.59 %
Taxable equivalent adjustment:
Investment securities   (868 )   (1,765 )
Net interest income $ 91,111 $ 87,911
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(1) Nonaccrual loans are included in loans, net of unearned income. No adjustment has been made for these loans in the calculation of yields.

(2) Interest income and yields are presented on a fully taxable equivalent basis using a tax rate of 21% for the three months ended March 31, 2018,

and using a tax rate of 35% for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

 

 

Table 3 – Loan Interest Income Detail

 
          For the Three Months Ended,
(In thousands) March 31,

2018

    December 31,

2017

    September 30,

2017

    June 30,

2017

    March 31,

2017

Loan Interest Income Detail
Interest income on loans, excluding ACI loans $ 97,168 $ 89,762 $ 84,321 $ 79,904 $ 73,869
Scheduled accretion for the period 5,192 5,348 5,550 6,075 6,331
Recovery income for the period   431   2,797   290   4,450   610
Accretion on acquired credit impaired (ACI) loans   5,623   8,145   5,840   10,525   6,941
Loan interest income $ 102,791 $ 97,907 $ 90,161 $ 90,429 $ 80,810
 
Loan yield, excluding ACI loans 4.81 % 4.47 % 4.41 % 4.36 % 4.14 %
ACI loan yield   8.96   12.21   8.27   14.02   8.89
Total loan yield   4.94 %   4.72 %   4.55 %   4.74 %   4.34 %
 
 

Table 4 - Allowance for Credit Losses

 
          For the Three Months Ended
(In thousands) March 31,

2018

    December 31,

2017

    September 30,

2017

    June 30,

2017

    March 31,

2017

Balance at beginning of period $ 87,576 $ 94,765 $ 93,215 $ 88,304 $ 82,268
Charge-offs (812 ) (2,860 ) (581 ) (2,879 ) (551 )
Recoveries   393   146   408   1,089   801
Net (charge-offs) recoveries   (419 )   (2,714 )   (173 )   (1,790 )   250
Provision for (reversal of) credit losses   4,380   (4,475 )   1,723   6,701   5,786
Balance at end of period $ 91,537 $ 87,576 $ 94,765 $ 93,215 $ 88,304
 
 

Table 5 -Noninterest Income

 
          For the Three Months Ended
(In thousands) March 31,

2018

      December 31,

2017

      September 30,

2017

      June 30,

2017

    March 31,

2017

Noninterest Income      
Investment advisory revenue $ 5,299 $ 5,257 $ 5,283 $ 5,061 $ 4,916
Trust services revenue 5,015 4,836 4,613 4,584 5,231
Service charges on deposit accounts 3,960 3,753 3,920 3,784 3,815
Credit-related fees 3,577 3,372 3,306 2,741 2,747
Insurance revenue 2,259 1,470 1,950 1,828 2,130
Bankcard fees 1,884 1,833 1,803 1,862 1,812
Mortgage banking revenue 577 687 965 1,213 866
Other service fees earned   1,333   1,197   1,174   1,071   972
Total service fees and revenue   23,904   22,405   23,014   22,144   22,489
Securities gains (losses), net 12 16 1 (244 ) 81
Other   1,067   3,235   4,109   1,089   1,535
Total other noninterest income   1,079   3,251   4,110   845   1,616
Total noninterest income (GAAP) 24,983 25,656 27,124 22,989 24,105
Less: Securities gains (losses)   12   16   1   (244 )   81
Adjusted noninterest operating revenue (Non-GAAP measure) $ 24,971 $ 25,640 $ 27,123 $ 23,233 $ 24,024
 
 

Table 6 -Noninterest Expense

 
          For the Three Months Ended
(In thousands) March 31,

2018

    December 31,

2017

      September 30,

2017

      June 30,

2017

      March 31,

2017

Noninterest Expenses      
Salaries and employee benefits $ 37,353 $ 35,162 $ 35,007 $ 34,682 $ 34,267
Premises and equipment 7,591 7,629 7,419 7,180 6,693
Intangible asset amortization 792 1,085 1,136 1,190 1,241
Net cost of operation of other real estate owned (52 ) 1,075 453 427 296
Data processing 2,365 2,504 1,688 1,702 1,696
Special asset expenses 53 331 215 469 140
Consulting and professional fees 2,934 4,380 2,069 1,502 1,139
Loan related expenses 255 810 532 757 280
FDIC insurance 955 939 889 954 1,493
Communications 704 857 650 675 655
Advertising and public relations 341 683 521 499 345
Legal expenses 2,627 2,626 612 508 432
Branch closure expenses 35 55 50 47 46
Other   5,986   8,235   5,289   5,542   5,598
Total noninterest expenses $ 61,939 $ 66,371 $ 56,530 $ 56,134 $ 54,321
 
 

Table 7 - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 
          As of and for the Three Months Ended
(In thousands) March 31,

2018

    December 31,

2017

    September 30,

2017

    June 30,

2017

    March 31,

2017

Efficiency ratio
Noninterest expenses (numerator) $ 61,939 $ 66,371 $ 56,530 $ 56,134 $ 54,321
Net interest income $ 91,111 $ 87,911 $ 81,163 $ 82,384 $ 74,758
Noninterest income   24,983   25,656   27,124   22,989   24,105
Operating revenue (denominator) $ 116,094 $ 113,567 $ 108,287 $ 105,373 $ 98,863
Efficiency ratio   53.35 %   58.44 %   52.20 %   53.27 %   54.95 %
Adjusted noninterest expenses and operating revenue
Noninterest expense $ 61,939 $ 66,371 $ 56,530 $ 56,134 $ 54,321
Less: Branch closure expenses   35   55   50   47   46
Adjusted noninterest expenses $ 61,904 $ 66,316 $ 56,480 $ 56,087 $ 54,275
Net interest income $ 91,111 $ 87,911 $ 81,163 $ 82,384 $ 74,758
Noninterest income 24,983 25,656 27,124 22,989 24,105
Less: Securities gains (losses), net   12   16   1   (244 )   81
Adjusted operating revenue $ 116,082 $ 113,551 $ 108,286 $ 105,617 $ 98,782
Tangible common equity ratio
Shareholders’ equity $ 1,357,103 $ 1,359,056 $ 1,340,848 $ 1,304,054 $ 1,105,976
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   (327,247 )   (328,040 )   (329,124 )   (330,261 )   (331,450 )
Tangible common shareholders’ equity   1,029,856   1,031,016   1,011,724   973,793   774,526
Total assets 10,999,382 10,948,926 10,502,261 9,811,557 9,720,937
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   (327,247 )   (328,040 )   (329,124 )   (330,261 )   (331,450 )
Tangible assets $ 10,672,135 $ 10,620,886 $ 10,173,137 $ 9,481,296 $ 9,389,487
Tangible common equity ratio   9.65 %   9.71 %   9.95 %   10.27 %   8.25 %
Tangible book value per share
Shareholders’ equity $ 1,357,103 $ 1,359,056 $ 1,340,848 $ 1,304,054 $ 1,105,976
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   (327,247 )   (328,040 )   (329,124 )   (330,261 )   (331,450 )
Tangible common shareholders’ equity $ 1,029,856 $ 1,031,016 $ 1,011,724 $ 973,793 $ 774,526
Common shares issued   83,625,000   83,625,000   83,625,000   83,625,000   75,000,000
Tangible book value per share $ 12.32 $ 12.33 $ 12.10 $ 11.64 $ 10.33
Return on average tangible common equity
Average common equity $ 1,342,445 $ 1,348,867 $ 1,320,884 $ 1,251,217 $ 1,090,905
Less: Average intangible assets   (327,727 )   (328,697 )   (329,816 )   (330,977 )   (332,199 )
Average tangible common shareholders’ equity $ 1,014,718 $ 1,020,170 $ 991,068 $ 920,240 $ 758,706
Net income $ 38,825 $ 14,691 $ 32,577 $ 28,968 $ 26,117
Return on average tangible common equity(1)   15.52 %   5.71 %   13.04 %   12.63 %   13.96 %
Pre-tax, pre-provision net earnings
Income before taxes $ 49,775 $ 51,671 $ 50,034 $ 42,538 $ 38,756
Plus: Provision for credit losses   4,380   (4,475 )   1,723   6,701   5,786
Pre-tax, pre-provision net earnings $ 54,155 $ 47,196 $ 51,757 $ 49,239 $ 44,542
 
 

Table 7 (continued) - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 
         

As of and for the Three

Months Ended

(In thousands) December 31, 2017
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Related to One-Time Tax Charge
Net income excluding one-time tax charge
Net income $ 14,691
Add: One-time tax charge   19,022
Net income excluding one-time tax charge $ 33,713
Earnings per share
Earnings per diluted common share $ 0.17
One-time tax charge per share   0.22
Earnings per diluted common share excluding one-time tax charge $ 0.39
Return on Average Assets
Net income excluding one-time tax charge $ 33,713
Average assets   10,586,245
Return on average assets excluding one-time tax charge(1)   1.26 %
Return on Average Common Equity
Net income excluding one-time tax charge $ 33,713
Average common equity   1,348,867
Return on average common equity excluding one-time tax charge(1)   9.92 %
Return on Average Tangible Common Equity
Net income excluding one-time tax charge $ 33,713
Average tangible common shareholders’ equity   1,020,170
Return on average tangible common shareholder's equity excluding one-time tax charge(1)   13.11 %
Effective Tax Rate
Income before taxes $ 51,671
Income tax expense 36,980
Less: one-time tax charge   19,022
Income tax expense excluding one-time tax charge   17,958
Effective tax rate excluding one-time tax charge   34.8 %
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(1) Annualized for the three month periods.
 

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