Press Release


Pacific Mercantile Bancorp Reports Third Quarter 2018 Operating Results

Company Release - 10/22/2018 8:00 AM ET

Third Quarter Summary

  • Net income of $3.9 million, or $0.17 per share
  • Total loans increased $21.9 million from the second quarter of 2018
  • Total new loan commitments of $87.7 million and loan fundings of $69.8 million
  • Core deposits increased to 75% of total deposits at September 30, 2018 from 73% at June 30, 2018
  • Classified assets decreased by $1.2 million from the second quarter of 2018
  • No provision for loan and lease losses during the three months ended September 30, 2018

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq: PMBC), the holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank (the “Bank”), a wholly owned banking subsidiary, today reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

For the third quarter of 2018, the Company reported net income of $3.9 million, or $0.17 per share. This compares to net income of $15.4 million, or $0.65 per share, in the second quarter of 2018, and net income of $3.8 million, or $0.16 per share, in the third quarter of 2017. The decrease in net income, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018, is primarily attributable to the reversal of the full valuation allowance on our deferred tax asset during the three months ended June 30, 2018, and a decrease in net interest income.

Commenting on the results, Tom Vertin, President & CEO of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, said, “We had another good quarter of client acquisition activity, and through the first nine months of the year we added more new operating companies to our client base than we did in all of 2017. We continue to make steady progress in transitioning our loan and deposit portfolios to a more optimal mix. Our success in reducing our reliance on higher-cost funding sources has helped us effectively manage our deposit costs and generate favorable trends in our core net interest margin. We have a healthy loan and deposit pipeline entering the fourth quarter, which we believe will enable us to drive further quality balance sheet growth, realize additional operating leverage, and generate a higher level of profitability going forward.”

Results of Operations

The following table shows our operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. The discussion below highlights the key factors contributing to the changes shown in the following table.

    
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30,
 September 30,
2018
 June 30, 2018 September 30,
2017
 2018 2017
          
 ($ in thousands)
Total interest income(1)$15,218  $15,914  $14,025  $46,147  $37,761 
Total interest expense3,529  3,467  2,020  9,826  5,289 
Net interest income11,689  12,447  12,005  36,321  32,472 
Provision for loan and lease losses         
Total noninterest income1,115  1,136  964  3,306  3,364 
Total noninterest expense9,002  9,299  9,176  27,834  27,649 
Income tax (benefit) provision(98) (11,085) 37  (11,183) 150 
Net income(1)$3,900  $15,369  $3,756  $22,976  $8,037 
 
(1) The three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the three months ended June 30, 2018 and the nine months ended September 30, 2018, include significant interest income recoveries of $1.1 million, $1.1 million, $811 thousand and $1.6 million, respectively, on loans that were on nonaccrual status but were paid in full. There were no significant interest income recoveries during the three months ended September 30, 2018.
 

Net Interest Income

Q3 2018 vs Q2 2018. Net interest income decreased $758 thousand, or 6.1%, for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018 primarily as a result of:

  • An increase in interest expense of $62 thousand, or 1.8%, primarily attributable to an increase in the rates of interest paid on our deposits for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018, which was primarily the result of an increase in the rate of interest paid on non-maturing interest bearing deposits resulting from the rising interest rate environment; and
  • A decrease in interest income of $696 thousand, or 4.4%, primarily attributable to a decrease in interest earned on loans as a result of a lower average balance during the three months ended September 30, 2018 and a decrease in the average yield to 5.25% for the three months ended September 30, 2018 from 5.45% for the three months ended June 30, 2018. These declines were primarily the result of a recovery of $811 thousand in interest income on one loan relationship that had been on nonaccrual status but was paid off during the three months ended June 30, 2018. On an adjusted basis after excluding the $811 thousand interest income recovery, the average yield increased from 5.15% for the three months ended June 30, 2018 to 5.25% for the three months ended September 30, 2018 due to an increase in the average yield on loans and short-term investments as a result of the rising interest rate environment, which partially offset the decrease in interest income described above.

Our net interest margin decreased to 3.57% for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to 3.78% for the three months ended June 30, 2018 primarily attributable to a decline in the recovery of interest income during the three months ended September 30, 2018, and an increase in the cost of interest bearing liabilities resulting from an increase in prevailing interest rates, partially offset by the increase in the adjusted average yield on loans during the third quarter of 2018 after excluding the interest income recovery in the second quarter of 2018 described above.

Q3 2018 vs Q3 2017. Net interest income decreased $316 thousand, or 2.6%, for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017 primarily as a result of:

  • An increase in interest expense of $1.5 million, or 74.7%, primarily attributable to an increase in the volume of and rates of interest paid on our deposits and other borrowings for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017, which was primarily the result of higher deposits due to new client acquisition, our decision to increase the rate of interest paid on our non-maturing interest bearing deposits and our certificates of deposit resulting from the rising interest rate environment, and an increase in our Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) borrowings; partially offset by
  • An increase in interest income of $1.2 million, or 8.5%, primarily attributable to an increase in interest earned on loans and short-term investments as a result of higher average balances and an increase in the average yield during the three months September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017, which was primarily the result of the rising interest rate environment, partially offset by the recovery of $1.1 million in interest income during the third quarter of 2017 on a single loan relationship that had been on nonaccrual status but was paid in full.

YTD 2018 vs YTD 2017. Net interest income increased $3.8 million, or 11.9%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2017, primarily as a result of:

  • An increase in interest income of $8.4 million, or 22.2%, primarily attributable to an increase in interest earned on loans and short-term investments as a result of higher average balances and an increase in the average yields during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2017, which was primarily the result of the rising interest rate environment and the recovery of $1.6 million in interest income on two loan relationships that had been on nonaccrual status but were paid in full during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to $1.1 million recovered on one loan relationship during the nine months ended September 30, 2017; partially offset by
  • An increase in interest expense of $4.5 million, or 85.8%, primarily attributable to an increase in the volume of and rates of interest paid on our deposits and other borrowings for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2017, which was primarily the result of higher deposits due to new client acquisition, our decision to increase the rate of interest paid on our non-maturity interest bearing deposits and our certificates of deposit resulting from the rising interest rate environment, and an increase in our FHLB borrowings.

Provision for Loan and Lease Losses

Q3 2018 vs Q2 2018. We recorded no provision for loan and lease losses during either the three months ended September 30, 2018 or June 30, 2018. There was no provision for loan and lease losses during the third quarter of 2018 due primarily to reserves for new loan growth being offset by a decline in the level of classified assets. There was no provision for loan and lease losses during the second quarter of 2018 due primarily to a slight decrease in our loan portfolio during the quarter. During the three months ended September 30, 2018, we had net recoveries of $94 thousand, compared to net charge-offs of $36 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

Q3 2018 vs Q3 2017. We recorded no provision for loan and lease losses during either the three months ended September 30, 2018 or September 30, 2017 primarily as a result of reserves for new loan growth being offset by a decline in the level of classified assets.

YTD 2018 vs YTD 2017. We recorded no provision for loan and lease losses during either the nine months ended September 30, 2018 or September 30, 2017 due primarily to reserves for new loan growth being offset by a decline in the level of classified assets.

Noninterest Income

Q3 2018 vs Q2 2018. Noninterest income decreased $21 thousand, or 1.8%, for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018, primarily resulting from a decrease in loan servicing and referral fees during the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the prior quarter.

Q3 2018 vs Q3 2017. Noninterest income increased by $151 thousand, or 15.7%, for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017, primarily as a result of:

  • An increase in loan servicing and referral fees during the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017;
  • A loss of $16 thousand on the sale of other assets during the three months ended September 30, 2017 that did not occur in the same period in 2018; and
  • An increase in credit card and wire transfer fees during the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

YTD 2018 vs YTD 2017. Noninterest income decreased $58 thousand, or 1.7%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2017, primarily as a result of:

  • A decrease in other noninterest income attributable to recoveries of fees on previously charged off loans during the second quarter of 2017 for which a similar level of recoveries did not occur during the nine months ended September 30, 2018; partially offset by
  • An increase in loan servicing and referral fees during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017; and
  • An increase of $48 thousand in gain on the sale of securities available-for-sale during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

Noninterest Expense

Q3 2018 vs Q2 2018. Noninterest expense decreased $297 thousand, or 3.2%, for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018, primarily as a result of:

  • A decrease of $107 thousand in salaries and employee benefits primarily related to employee severance paid during the second quarter of 2018; and
  • A decrease in various expense accounts related to the normal course of operating, including expenses related to charitable contributions, FDIC insurance expense and business development during the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. 

Q3 2018 vs Q3 2017. Noninterest expense decreased $174 thousand, or 1.9%, for the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017, primarily as a result of:

  • A decrease of $105 thousand in our FDIC insurance expenses primarily related to a decrease in our premium; and
  • A decrease of $303 thousand in our professional fees primarily related to the recovery of legal fees attributable to a loan relationship during the third quarter of 2018 that was fully charged off in previous years; partially offset by
  • An increase in various expense accounts related to the normal course of operating, including expenses related to charitable contributions, loan production and business development, during the three months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017.

YTD 2018 vs YTD 2017. Noninterest expense increased $185 thousand, or 0.7%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2017, primarily as a result of:

  • An increase of $714 thousand in salaries and employee benefits primarily related to an increase in employee compensation expense; and
  • An increase in various expense accounts related to the normal course of operating, including expenses related to charitable contributions, loan production and business development during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2017; partially offset by
  • A decrease of $1.1 million in our professional fees primarily related to lower legal fees in the first quarter of 2018, the recovery of legal fees attributable to the payoff of a loan relationship in the second quarter of 2018 that was previously on nonaccrual status and the recovery of legal fees in the third quarter of 2018 related to a loan relationship that was fully charged off in previous years.

Income tax provision (benefit)

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, we had an income tax benefit of $98 thousand and $11.2 million, respectively, as a result of our net income during the third quarter of 2018 and the release of our full valuation allowance of $11.1 million on our net deferred tax asset during the second quarter of 2018, discussed further below. Accounting rules specify that management must evaluate the deferred tax asset on a recurring basis to determine whether enough positive evidence exists to determine whether it is more-likely-than-not that the deferred tax asset will be available to offset or reduce future taxes. The tax code allows net operating losses incurred prior to December 31, 2017 to be carried forward for 20 years from the date of the loss, and based on its evaluation, management believes that the Company will be able to realize the deferred tax asset within the period that our net operating losses may be carried forward. Due to the hierarchy of evidence that the accounting rules specify, management determined that there continued to be enough positive evidence to support no valuation allowance on our deferred tax asset at September 30, 2018. The value of our deferred tax asset at June 30, 2018 was computed based upon an estimate of taxable income for the full year of 2018. The benefit during the third quarter of 2018 was due to a slight decrease in forecasted earnings, the amount of the release benefited through the rate decreased by $98 thousand which was offset by the need to increase the discrete benefit for the quarter by that same amount. Only minimal tax provision is expected for the fourth quarter of 2018.

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, we had an income tax benefit of $11.1 million, as a result of the release of our full valuation allowance of $11.1 million on our net deferred tax asset. During the three months ended June 30, 2018, management determined that the valuation allowance that was previously established on the balance of our deferred tax asset was no longer required at June 30, 2018 and released the entire $11.1 million during the three months ended June 30, 2018. The value of our deferred tax asset was computed based upon an estimate of taxable income for the full year of 2018.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, we had income tax expense of $37 thousand and $150 thousand, respectively. The income tax expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 represented the payment to the state of California for the cost of doing business within the state and an estimated alternative minimum tax payment. No additional income tax expense was recorded during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 as a result of our full valuation allowance. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, management evaluated the positive and negative evidence and determined that there continued to be enough negative evidence to support the full valuation allowance of $21.7 million at September 30, 2017.

Balance Sheet Information

Loans

As indicated in the table below, at September 30, 2018, gross loans totaled approximately $1.1 billion, which represented an increase of $21.9 million, or 2.1%, compared to gross loans outstanding at June 30, 2018, and an increase of $16.3 million, or 1.5%, compared to gross loans outstanding at December 31, 2017. The following table sets forth the composition, by loan category, of our loan portfolio at September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

      
 September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
 Amount Percent of
Total
Loans
 Amount Percent of
Total
Loans
 Amount Percent of
Total
Loans
 ($ in thousands)
Commercial loans$414,995  38.4% $403,152  38.1% $394,493  37.1%
Commercial real estate loans - owner occupied226,861  21.0% 225,018  21.2% 214,365  20.1%
Commercial real estate loans - all other232,316  21.5% 224,555  21.2% 228,090  21.4%
Residential mortgage loans - multi-family88,563  8.2% 90,270  8.5% 114,302  10.7%
Residential mortgage loans - single family21,634  2.0% 24,583  2.3% 24,848  2.3%
Construction and land development loans36,961  3.4% 30,395  2.9% 34,614  3.3%
Consumer loans59,585  5.5% 61,084  5.8% 53,918  5.1%
Gross loans$1,080,915  100.0% $1,059,057  100.0% $1,064,630  100.0%
                     

The increase of $21.9 million in gross loans during the third quarter of 2018 was primarily a result of new loan growth and client acquisition partially offset by loan payoffs of $29.7 million. During the third quarter of 2018, we secured new commercial loan commitments of $41.2 million, of which $26.1 million were funded at September 30, 2018. Our total commercial loan commitments increased to $663.7 million at September 30, 2018 from $625.8 million at June 30, 2018, while the utilization rate of commercial loan commitments decreased to 62.1% at September 30, 2018 from 64.1% at June 30, 2018.

Deposits

       
       
 September 30, 2018
 June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
       
Type of Deposit($ in thousands)
Non interest-bearing checking accounts$336,434  $343,718  $338,273 
Interest-bearing checking accounts 80,427  61,685  89,179 
Money market and savings deposits 415,845  446,830  350,605 
Certificates of deposit 284,389  315,570  361,336 
Totals$1,117,095  $1,167,803  $1,139,393 
            

The decrease in our total deposits from June 30, 2018 to September 30, 2018 is primarily attributable to a decrease of $31.0 million in money market and savings deposits and a decrease of $31.2 million in our certificates of deposit, partially offset by an increase of $11.5 million in our checking accounts. The decrease in our core deposits is primarily the result of two large depositors investing a portion of their funds. The decrease in our certificates of deposit is primarily the result of our decision to keep the rates of interest offered on new and renewing certificates of deposit below the rates offered by many of the other banks against which we compete for these deposits. Lower priced core deposits increased to 75% of total deposits, while higher priced certificates of deposit decreased to 25% of total deposits at September 30, 2018, as compared to 73% and 27% of total deposits, respectively, at June 30, 2018.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming Assets

    
 2018 2017
September 30 June 30 September 30
     
 ($ in thousands)
Total non-performing loans$5,881  $5,325  $10,279 
Other real estate owned1,275  2,073   
Other non-performing assets15    95 
Total non-performing assets$7,171  $7,398  $10,374 
90-day past due loans$2,669  $2,669  $2,212 
Total classified assets(1)$13,552  $14,757  $19,116 
Allowance for loan and lease losses$13,463  $13,369  $15,048 
Allowance for loan and lease losses /gross loans1.25% 1.26% 1.45%
Allowance for loan and lease losses /total assets1.02% 0.98% 1.25%
Ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to nonperforming loans228.92% 251.06% 146.40%
Ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets0.54% 0.54% 0.86%
Net quarterly charge-offs (recoveries) to gross loans(0.01)% % 0.20%
 
(1) Subsequent to September 30, 2018, $3.9 million of performing loans included within our classified assets paid off in full.
 

Nonperforming assets at September 30, 2018 decreased $227 thousand from June 30, 2018 as a result of a decrease in our other real estate owned, partially offset by an increase in non-performing loans in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease in our other real estate owned resulted from the sale during the third quarter of 2018 of a residential property previously acquired for a gain of $29 thousand. The increase in our non-performing loans resulted from the addition of $1.1 million of commercial loans during the three months ended September 30, 2018, partially offset by principal payments of $104 thousand, charge offs of $419 thousand and the transfer to other assets of $15 thousand during the same period.

Our classified assets decreased by $1.2 million from $14.8 million at June 30, 2018 to $13.6 million at September 30, 2018. The decrease is primarily related to the sale of other real estate owned of $799 thousand, principal payments of $708 thousand and charge-offs of $419 thousand during the three months ended September 30, 2018, partially offset by additions of $719 thousand during the same period.

Allowance for loan and lease losses

    
 2018 2017
September 30 June 30 March 31 December 31 September 30
         
 ($ in thousands)
Balance at beginning of quarter$13,369  $13,405  $14,196  $15,048  $17,178 
Charge offs(419) (355) (1,068) (1,449) (2,275)
Recoveries513  319  277  597  145 
Provision         
Balance at end of quarter$13,463  $13,369  $13,405  $14,196  $15,048 
                    

At September 30, 2018, the allowance for loan and lease losses (“ALLL”) totaled $13.5 million, which was approximately $94 thousand more than at June 30, 2018 and $1.6 million less than at September 30, 2017. The ALLL activity during the three months ended September 30, 2018 included net recoveries of $94 thousand. There was no provision for loan and lease losses during the period, primarily attributable to reserves for new loan growth being offset by a decline in the level of classified assets during the three months ended September 30, 2018. The ratio of the ALLL-to-total loans outstanding as of September 30, 2018 was 1.25% as compared to 1.26% and 1.45% as of June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively. Subsequent to September 30, 2018, we recovered $733 thousand of principal on a loan relationship that was previously charged off.

Capital Resources

At September 30, 2018, the Bank had total regulatory capital of $155.7 million. The ratio of the Bank’s total capital-to-risk weighted assets, which is the principal federal bank regulatory measure of the financial strength of banking institutions, was 12.8% and, as a result, the Bank continued to be classified, under federal bank regulatory guidelines, as a “well-capitalized” banking institution, which is the highest of the capital standards established by federal banking regulatory authorities.

The following table sets forth the regulatory capital and capital ratios of the Bank at September 30, 2018, as compared to the regulatory requirements that must be met for a banking institution to be rated as a well-capitalized institution.

    
 Actual
At September 30, 2018
 Federal Regulatory Requirement
to be Rated Well-Capitalized
 Amount Ratio Amount Ratio
        
 ($ in thousands)
        
Total Capital to Risk Weighted Assets$155,679  12.8% $121,734  At least 10.0
        
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital to Risk Weighted Assets$141,866  11.7% $79,127  At least 6.5
        
Tier 1 Capital to Risk Weighted Assets$141,866  11.7% $97,387  At least 8.0
        
Tier 1 Capital to Average Assets$141,866  10.7% $66,337  At least 5.0
             

About Pacific Mercantile Bancorp

Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq: PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank, which opened for business March 1, 1999. The Bank, which is an FDIC insured, California state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System, provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals and individual clients. The Bank is headquartered in Orange County and operates a total of seven offices in Southern California, located in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties. The Bank offers tailored flexible solutions for its clients including an array of loan and deposit products, sophisticated cash management services, and comprehensive online banking services accessible at www.pmbank.com.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains statements regarding our expectations, beliefs and views about our future financial performance and our business, trends and expectations regarding the markets in which we operate, and our future plans. Those statements, which include the quotation from management, constitute “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, can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Often, they include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may.” Forward-looking statements are based on current information available to us and our assumptions about future events over which we do not have control. Moreover, our business and our markets are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual financial performance in the future, and the future performance of our markets (which can affect both our financial performance and the market prices of our shares), to differ, possibly materially, from our expectations as set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

In addition to the risk of incurring loan losses and provision for loan losses, which is an inherent risk of the banking business, these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the risk that the credit quality of our borrowers declines; potential declines in the value of the collateral for secured loans; the risk that steps we have taken to strengthen our overall credit administration are not effective; the risk of a downturn in the United States economy, and domestic or international economic conditions, which could cause us to incur additional loan losses and adversely affect our results of operations in the future; the risk that our interest margins and, therefore, our net interest income will be adversely affected by changes in prevailing interest rates; the risk of increases in our nonperforming assets, in which event we would face the prospect of further loan charge-offs and write-downs of assets; the risk that we will not be able to manage our interest rate risks effectively, in which event our operating results could be harmed; the prospect of changes in government regulation of banking and other financial services organizations, which could impact our costs of doing business and restrict our ability to take advantage of business and growth opportunities; the risk that our efforts to develop a robust commercial banking platform may not succeed; and the risk that we may be unable to realize our expected level of increasing deposit inflows. Readers of this news release are encouraged to review the additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties to which our business is subject that is contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Additional information will be set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2018, which we expect to file with the SEC during the fourth quarter of 2018, and readers of this release are urged to review the additional information that will be contained in that report.

Due to these and other risks and uncertainties to which our business is subject, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this news release, which speak only as of its date, or to make predictions about our future financial performance based solely on our historical financial performance. We disclaim any obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars and numbers of shares in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 September
30, 2018
 June 30,
2018
 September
30, 2017
 Sept '18 vs
Jun '18
% Change
 Sept '18 vs
Sept '17
% Change
 September
30, 2018
 September
30, 2017
 % Change
Total interest income$15,218  $15,914  $14,025  (4.4)% 8.5% $46,147  $37,761  22.2%
Total interest expense3,529  3,467  2,020  1.8% 74.7% 9,826  5,289  85.8%
Net interest income11,689  12,447  12,005  (6.1)% (2.6)% 36,321  32,472  11.9%
Provision for loan and lease losses      % %     %
Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses11,689  12,447  12,005  (6.1)% (2.6)% 36,321  32,472  11.9%
Non-interest income:               
Service fees on deposits and other banking services382  407  346  (6.1)% 10.4% 1,176  985  19.4%
Net gain (loss) on sale of securities available for sale      % % 48    100.0%
Net loss on sale of other assets    (16) 100.0% (100.0)% (4) (14) (71.4)%
Other non-interest income733  729  634  0.5% 15.6% 2,086  2,393  (12.8)%
Total non-interest income1,115  1,136  964  (1.8)% 15.7% 3,306  3,364  (1.7)%
Non-interest expense:               
Salaries and employee benefits5,809  5,916  5,796  (1.8)% 0.2% 17,885  17,171  4.2%
Occupancy and equipment1,029  1,047  1,089  (1.7)% (5.5)% 3,140  3,206  (2.1)%
Professional Fees655  636  958  3.0% (31.6)% 2,041  3,100  (34.2)%
OREO expenses, net(16) 8    (300.0)% (100.0)% (8)   (100.0)%
FDIC Expense189  266  294  (28.9)% (35.7)% 738  859  (14.1)%
Other non-interest expense1,336  1,426  1,039  (6.3)% 28.6% 4,038  3,313  21.9%
Total non-interest expense9,002  9,299  9,176  (3.2)% (1.9)% 27,834  27,649  0.7%
Income before income taxes3,802  4,284  3,793  (11.3)% 0.2% 11,793  8,187  44.0%
Income tax (benefit) expense(98) (11,085) 37  (99.1)% (364.9)% (11,183) 150  (7,555.3)%
Net income$3,900  $15,369  $3,756  (74.6)% 3.8% $22,976  $8,037  185.9%
Basic income per common share:               
Net income available to common shareholders$0.17  $0.66  $0.16  (74.2)% 6.3% $0.98  $0.35  180.0%
Diluted income per common share:               
Net income available to common shareholders$0.17  $0.65  $0.16  (73.8)% 6.3% $0.98  $0.35  180.0%
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:               
Basic22,996  23,332  23,193  (1.4)% (0.8)% 23,121  23,173  (0.2)%
Diluted23,598  23,558  23,331  0.2% 1.1% 23,535  23,290  1.1%
Ratios from continuing operations(1):               
Return on average assets1.16% 4.57% 1.26%     2.31% 0.93%  
Return on average equity11.50% 51.01% 13.82%     24.78% 10.22%  
Efficiency ratio70.31% 68.46% 70.75%     70.24% 77.15%  
 
(1) Ratios for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017 have been annualized.


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(Dollars in thousands, except share and book value data)
(Unaudited)
 
ASSETSSeptember 30,
2018
 December 31,
2017
 Increase/
(Decrease)
Cash and due from banks$16,185  $12,198  32.7%
Interest bearing deposits with financial institutions(1)159,888  186,010  (14.0)%
Interest bearing time deposits2,420  2,920  (17.1)%
Investment securities (including stock)38,742  47,845  (19.0)%
Loans (net of allowances of $13,463 and $14,196, respectively)1,070,751  1,053,201  1.7%
Other real estate owned1,275    100.0%
Net deferred tax assets11,227    100.0%
Other assets19,510  20,430  (4.5)%
Total assets$1,319,998  $1,322,604  (0.2)%
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY     
Non-interest bearing deposits$336,434  $338,273  (0.5)%
Interest bearing deposits     
Interest checking80,427  89,179  (9.8)%
Savings/money market415,845  350,605  18.6%
Certificates of deposit284,389  361,336  (21.3)%
Total interest bearing deposits780,661  801,120  (2.6)%
Total deposits1,117,095  1,139,393  (2.0)%
Other borrowings40,000  40,866  (2.1)%
Other liabilities9,055  11,942  (24.2)%
Junior subordinated debentures17,527  17,527  %
Total liabilities1,183,677  1,209,728  (2.2)%
Shareholders’ equity136,321  112,876  20.8%
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$1,319,998  $1,322,604  (0.2)%
Tangible book value per share$5.83  $4.86  20.0%
Tangible book value per share, as adjusted(2)$5.90  $4.91  20.2%
Shares outstanding, common21,917,995  23,232,515  (5.7)%
 
(1) Interest bearing deposits held in the Bank’s account maintained at the Federal Reserve Bank.
(2) Excludes accumulated other comprehensive income/loss, which is included in shareholders’ equity.


CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELD DATA
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended
 September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 September 30, 2017
 Average
Balance
 Interest
Earned/
Paid
 Average
Yield/
Rate
 Average
Balance
 Interest
Earned/
Paid
 Average
Yield/
Rate
 Average
Balance
 Interest
Earned/
Paid
 Average
Yield/
Rate
Interest earning assets                 
Short-term investments(1)$209,805  $1,055  1.99% $192,175  $864  1.80% $104,968  $335  1.27%
Securities available for sale and stock(2) 38,409  265  2.74%  38,633  262  2.72%  49,033   304  2.46%
Loans(3) 1,050,264  13,898  5.25%  1,089,135  14,788  5.45%  1,019,253   13,386  5.21%
Total interest-earning assets 1,298,478  15,218  4.65%  1,319,943  15,914  4.84%  1,173,254   14,025  4.74%
Noninterest-earning assets                 
Cash and due from banks 14,711       16,617       13,801     
All other assets 17,459       12,970       (2,099)    
Total assets$1,330,648      $1,349,530      $1,184,956     
Interest-bearing liabilities:                 
Interest-bearing checking accounts$66,799  86  0.51% $56,906  63  0.44% $93,597   104  0.44%
Money market and savings accounts 421,562  1,764  1.66%  434,294  1,670  1.54%  323,825   761  0.93%
Certificates of deposit 299,305  1,321  1.75%  326,660  1,349  1.66%  304,404   980  1.28%
Other borrowings 27,935  138  1.96%  36,934  171  1.86%  652   2  1.22%
Junior subordinated debentures 17,527  220  4.98%  17,527  214  4.90%  17,527   173  3.92%
Total interest bearing liabilities 833,128  3,529  1.68%  872,321  3,467  1.59%  740,005   2,020  1.08%
Noninterest bearing liabilities                 
Demand deposits 353,635       346,553       329,168     
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 9,292       9,802       7,959     
Shareholders' equity 134,593       120,854       107,824     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$1,330,648      $1,349,530      $1,184,956     
Net interest income  $11,689      $12,447      $12,005   
Net interest income/spread    2.97%     3.25%     3.66%
Net interest margin    3.57%     3.78%     4.06%
 
(1) Short-term investments consist of federal funds sold and interest bearing deposits that we maintain at other financial institutions.
(2) Stock consists of FHLB stock and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco stock.
(3) Loans include the average balance of nonaccrual loans.


            
 Nine Months Ended
 September 30, 2018 September 30, 2017
 Average
Balance
 Interest
Earned/
Paid
 Average
Yield/
Rate
 Average
Balance
 Interest
Earned/
Paid
 Average
Yield/
Rate
Interest earning assets           
Short-term investments(1)$194,302  $2,615  1.80% $117,128  $904  1.03%
Securities available for sale and stock(2)39,987  801  2.68% 50,032  930  2.49%
Loans(3)1,067,399  42,731  5.35% 981,504  35,927  4.89%
Total interest-earning assets1,301,688  46,147  4.74% 1,148,664  37,761  4.40%
Noninterest-earning assets           
Cash and due from banks15,717      14,297     
All other assets12,547      (1,711)    
Total assets1,329,952      1,161,250     
Interest-bearing liabilities:           
Interest-bearing checking accounts$69,363  $263  0.51% $88,962  $254  0.38%
Money market and savings accounts401,993  4,418  1.47% 340,464  2,080  0.82%
Certificates of deposit327,873  4,050  1.65% 279,630  2,458  1.18%
Other borrowings34,932  475  1.82% 399  3  1.01%
Junior subordinated debentures17,527  620  4.73% 17,527  494  3.77%
Total interest bearing liabilities851,688  9,826  1.54% 726,982  5,289  0.97%
Noninterest bearing liabilities           
Demand deposits344,090      321,808     
Accrued expenses and other liabilities10,230      7,359     
Shareholders' equity123,944      105,101     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity1,329,952      1,161,250     
Net interest income  $36,321      $32,472   
Net interest income/spread    3.20%     3.43%
Net interest margin    3.73%     3.78%
 
(1) Short-term investments consist of federal funds sold and interest bearing deposits that we maintain at other financial institutions.
(2) Stock consists of FHLB stock and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco stock.
(3) Loans include the average balance of nonaccrual loans.


NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30,
 September 30,
2018
 June 30, 2018 September 30,
2017
 2018 2017
          
 ($ in thousands)
Interest income:         
Loans, including fees$13,898  $14,788  $13,386  $42,731  $35,927 
Securities available for sale and stock265  262  304  801  930 
Interest-bearing deposits with financial institutions1,055  864  335  2,615  904 
Total interest income$15,218  $15,914  $14,025  $46,147  $37,761 
          
Interest income on loans, including fees$13,898  $14,788  $13,386  $42,731  $35,927 
Less: Interest income recoveries  (811) (1,140) (1,580) (1,140)
Interest income on loans, including fees adjusted (1)$13,898  $13,977  $12,246  $41,151  $34,787 
          
Net interest income$11,689  $12,447  $12,005  $36,321  $32,472 
Less: Interest income recoveries$  $(811) $(1,140) $(1,580) $(1,140)
Net interest income, adjusted (1)$11,689  $11,636  $10,865  $34,741  $31,332 
          
Income before income taxes$3,802  $4,284  $3,793  $11,793  $8,187 
Less: Interest income recoveries$  $(811) $(1,140) $(1,580) $(1,140)
Net income, adjusted (1)$3,802  $3,473  $2,653  $10,213  $7,047 
          
Average loans$1,050,264  $1,089,135  $1,019,253  $1,067,399  $981,504 
Average interest earning assets$1,298,478  $1,319,943  $1,173,254  $1,301,688  $1,077,386 
          
Average loan yield, adjusted (1)5.25% 5.15% 4.77% 5.15% 4.74%
Net interest margin, adjusted (1)3.57% 3.54% 3.67% 3.57% 4.27%
 
(1) Interest income on loans, including fees, adjusted, net interest income, adjusted, average loan yield, adjusted, and net interest margin, adjusted are non-GAAP financial measures that are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles because they have been adjusted to exclude certain significant interest income recoveries. The three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the three months ended June 30, 2018 and the nine months ended September 30, 2018 exclude significant interest income recoveries of $1.1 million, $1.1 million, $811 thousand and $1.6 million, respectively, on loans that were on nonaccrual status but were paid in full. There were no significant interest income recoveries excluded during the three months ended September 30, 2018. The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors because it facilitates the comparability of the Company's results of operations by excluding prior period interest income recoveries that did not recur during the three months ended September 30, 2018, are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are not indicative of the Company's core performance during the periods presented.
 

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