• People’s Utah Bancorp Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

    Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 26 Oct 2016 16:18:17   America/New_York

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Oct. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- People’s Utah Bancorp (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:PUB) today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

    Consolidated net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $6.2 million compared to $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 and $5.3 million for the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 12.0% and 18.6%, respectively.  Diluted earnings per share was $0.34 compared to $0.31 in the second quarter of 2016 and $0.29 for the third quarter in 2015.

    “PUB continues its positive trend by posting strong operating results for the third quarter of 2016 compared to the prior quarter of 2016.  Our current quarter’s net income, diluted earnings per share, return on average equity and return on average assets were all higher when compared to the prior quarter.  We are also pleased with our overall loan and deposit growth year-over-year and the continued improvement in our efficiency ratio.  We also have increased our quarterly dividend to $0.08 per share.  We continue to look for opportunities to utilize our capital, including a plan to add new branches to expand our marketplace and review potential acquisition opportunities both of which we believe would enhance shareholder value,” said Richard Beard, President and Chief Executive Officer of People’s Utah Bancorp.

    Highlights of the Third Quarter of 2016

    • Net income of $6.2 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.34.
    • Declared an increase to the quarterly dividend from $0.07 to $0.08 per share.
    • Net interest margin of 4.60%.
    • Return on average equity of 11.09%.
    • Return on average assets of 1.55%.
    • Efficiency ratio of 54.04%.
    • Loans held for investment at quarter-end grew 11.3% year-over-year.
    • Deposits at quarter-end grew 5.9% year-over-year.

    Earnings Summary

    Net income for the third quarter of 2016 of $6.2 million compared to $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 was impacted primarily by the following factors: (a) higher net interest income of $0.4 million and an increase in loan loss provision of $0.1 million, (b) a decrease in non-interest expense of $0.5 million and (c) offset by an increase in income tax expense of $0.1 million. These factors contributed to diluted earnings per share increasing to $0.34 per share in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $0.31 per share in the second quarter of 2016.

    Net income for the third quarter of 2016 of $6.2 million compared to $5.3 million in the corresponding third quarter of 2015 was impacted primarily by the following factors: (a) higher net interest income of $1.8 million, (b) an increase in non-interest income of $0.4 million, (c) offset by an increase in non-interest expense of $0.5 million and in income tax expense of $0.7 million.  These factors contributed to higher diluted earnings per share of $0.34 per share in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $0.29 per share in the corresponding third quarter of 2015.

    Return on average assets for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was 1.55% compared to 1.43% in the second quarter of 2016.  Return on average equity for the third quarter of 2016 was 11.09% compared to 10.23% in the second quarter of 2016.

    Net Interest Income and Margin

    Net interest income for the third quarter of 2016 increased $0.4 million compared to the second quarter of 2016, primarily due to an increase in loans held for investment of $9.6 million, offset by a decrease in the percentage of loans held for investment in our earning asset mix.  This resulted in our net interest margin declining to 4.60% in the current quarter compared to 4.66% in the second quarter of 2016.    

    Net interest income for the third quarter of 2016 increased $1.8 million when compared to the comparable quarter of 2015, primarily due to an increase in loans held for investment of $111.9 million and a higher percentage of loans held for investment in our earning asset mix.  This resulted in the higher net interest margin of 4.60% in the current quarter compared to 4.43% in the third quarter of 2015.

    Provision for Loan Losses

    The provision for loan losses for the third quarter of 2016 was $100,000 higher compared to the second quarter of 2016 and $125,000 higher than the third quarter of 2015 principally due to net charge-offs of $296,000 and loan growth experienced during the current quarter compared to the prior quarter and the third quarter of 2015.  We continue to experience low levels of non-performing assets which was 0.32% of total assets for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

    Non-interest Income

    Non-interest income for the third quarter of 2016 was basically even when compared to the second quarter of 2016; and increased by 10.6% compared to the third quarter of 2015 primarily due to higher mortgage banking and card processing income, offset by declines in service charges. Although the Company has experienced higher residential mortgage loan volumes compared to prior years, we believe this growth may not continue in future periods because the mortgage banking business has historically been a cyclical business.

    Non-interest Expense

    Non-interest expense for the third quarter of 2016 decreased by $0.5 million or 4.0% compared to the second quarter of 2016 and increased by $0.5 million or 4.0% compared to the third quarter of 2015.  The decrease in non-interest expense in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the second quarter 2016 was primarily driven by an infrequent insurance premium refund of $0.3 million, with the remaining $0.2 million coming from reduced FDIC premiums from lower rates and a decrease in data processing costs. The increase in the third quarter 2016 compared to the comparable quarter in 2015 is primarily from higher salaries and benefits of $0.4 million and various other expenses of $0.1 million, including expenses related to higher marketing and advertising and occupancy costs. The increase in salaries and benefits is primarily due to annual salary increases, higher variable compensation costs, increased payroll taxes and medical benefits (net of the insurance refund), to supporting our balance sheet and income growth. 
    Our efficiency ratio for the third quarter of 2016 improved to 54.04% compared to 57.38% in the second quarter of 2016 and 57.93% in the corresponding third quarter of 2015. While we continue to focus on improving our efficiency ratio, our efficiency ratio in 2017 could be impacted by investments in new branches which we hope to open during the first half of 2017.  We had anticipated opening one of the branches at the end of this year, but permitting delays have moved the opening to next year.

    Income Tax Provision

    The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2016 was 36.2% compared to 37.9% for the second quarter of 2016 and 35.1% in the third quarter of 2015. The tax rate in 2016 is higher than 2015 due primarily to a one-time tax credit of approximately $400,000 in 2015.  The income tax rate for the third quarter of 2016 decreased compared to the second quarter of 2016 due to adjustments in the expected recoverability of certain tax credits recorded in the prior quarter.

    Loans and Credit Quality

    Loans held for investment in the third quarter of 2016 increased 11.3% year-over-year and 5.5% from December 31, 2015.  Average loans grew $115.5 million to $1.1 billion year-over-year comparing the nine-months ended 2016 to the same period in 2015. 

    Non-performing assets decreased to $5.3 million as of September 30, 2016 compared to $6.0 million as of the second quarter 2016 and from $8.0 million as of the year-end 2015 and $10.0 million as of the third quarter of 2015 due to improving credit quality in the loan portfolio.  As of September 30, 2016, the ratio of non-performing assets to total assets has declined to 0.32% compared to 0.64% as of September 30, 2015. The ratio of allowance for loan losses to loans has declined to 1.44% as of September 30, 2016 compared to 1.54% as of September 30, 2015. 

    Investment Securities

    Investment securities at September 30, 2016 declined by 2.8% to $387.6 million compared to year-end 2015 to partially fund loan growth; and increased 7.5% when compared to $360.4 million at September 30, 2015 primarily from the year-over-year growth in deposits.

    Deposits and Liabilities

    Total deposits at the end of the third quarter of 2016 were $1.41 billion compared to $1.31 billion at December 31, 2015 and $1.33 billion at September 30, 2015.  Increases during these periods were primarily due to growth of the client base and new customers. Non-interest-bearing deposits were 32.9% of total deposits as of September 30, 2016 compared to 31.2% as of December 31, 2015 and 32.2% as of September 30, 2015.  Short-term borrowings declined from $27.2 million at December 31, 2015 to $3.2 million at September 30, 2016.

    Shareholders’ Equity

    Shareholders’ equity increased to $225.2 million at September 30, 2016 compared to $209.4 million as of year-end 2015 and $206.6 million at September 30, 2015. The increase resulted primarily from net income during the intervening periods net of cash dividends paid to shareholders.

    Dividend

    As previously announced on October 19, 2016, the Board of Directors declared an increase of 14.3% in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.08 per share. The dividend will be payable to shareholders of record on November 1, 2016 and paid on November 11, 2016. The dividend payout ratio for earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was 22.9%.

    Conference Call and Webcast

    Management will conduct a live conference call and webcast for investors, analysts and the public relating to the Company's results for the third quarter of 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The conference call will be accessible by telephone and through the internet. Interested individuals are invited to listen to the call by telephone at 888-317-6003 (international calls 412-317-6061) and the participant entry number is 8975771. Please dial in 10-15 minutes early so the name and company information can be collected prior to the start of the conference.

    To participate on the webcast, log on to: http://services.choruscall.com/links/pub161027.html

    If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on www.peoplesutah.com or at the webcast URL above until November 30, 2016. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed on this conference call.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements in this release that are based on information other than historical data or that express the Company’s expectations regarding future events or determinations are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements based on historical data are not intended and should not be understood to indicate the Company’s expectations regarding future events. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations or forecasts of future events or determinations. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or determinations, nor should they be relied upon as representing management’s views as of any subsequent date.  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, (i) statements concerning our plans to add new branches and pursue potential acquisitions, and (ii) statements concerning future growth trends in our residential mortgage business.

    Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in this release. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include: (i) market and economic conditions; (ii) capital sufficiency; (iii) operational, liquidity, interest rate and credit risks; (iv) deterioration of asset quality; (v) achieving loan and deposit growth; (vi) increased competition; (vii) adequacy of reserves; (viii) investments in new branches and new business opportunities; and (ix) changes in the regulatory or legal environment; as well as other factors discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors,” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive. The Company does not intend, or undertake any obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements.

    About People’s Utah Bancorp

    People’s Utah Bancorp is the holding company for People’s Intermountain Bank with 18 locations in two banking divisions, Bank of American Fork and Lewiston State Bank and one leasing division, GrowthFunding Equipment Finance. The Company has been serving communities in Utah and southern Idaho for more than 100 years. PUB is committed to preserving the community bank model with a full range of bank products and technologies. More information about PUB is available at www.peoplesutah.com. 


    PEOPLE’S UTAH BANCORP         
    SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
      
      As of or Year-to-Date  
      September 30,  June 30,  December 31,  September 30,  
    (Dollars in thousands, except share data) 2016  2016  2015  2015  
    Financial Condition Data:                 
    Average loans $1,088,091  $1,078,689  $983,294  $972,541  
    Average earning assets  1,491,098   1,474,149   1,391,108   1,363,339  
    Average total assets  1,573,161   1,555,227   1,468,942   1,437,722  
    Average shareholders’ equity  218,758   216,074   186,889   179,382  
                      
    Selected Balance Sheet Financial Ratios:                 
    Book value per share $12.66  $12.42  $11.92  $11.81  
    Tangible book value per share $12.62  $12.38  $11.88  $11.77  
    Non-performing assets to total assets  0.32%  0.38%  0.51%  0.64% 
    Allowance for loan losses to gross loans  1.44%  1.45%  1.45%  1.54% 
    Loans to Deposits  78.22%  81.08%  80.23%  74.11% 
                      
    Asset Quality Data:                 
    Non-performing loans $4,904  $5,383  $7,418  $9,383  
    Non-performing assets  5,311   6,027   7,986   10,002  
    Net charge-offs (recoveries)  126   (170)  594   424  
                      
    Capital Ratios:                 
    Tier 1 leverage capital (1)  13.93%  14.00%  13.42%  13.71% 
    Total risk–based capital (1)  20.04%  19.77%  19.02%  19.56% 
    Average equity to average assets  13.91%  13.89%  12.72%  12.48% 
    Tangible common equity to tangible assets (4)  13.58%  13.89%  13.42%  13.26% 
      
      Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended  
      September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,  
      2016  2016  2015  2016  2015  
    Selected Performance Ratios:                     
    Basic earnings per share $0.35  $0.31  $0.30  $0.96  $0.93  
    Diluted earnings per share $0.34  $0.31  $0.29  $0.94  $0.90  
    Net interest margin (2)  4.60%  4.66%  4.43%  4.62%  4.43% 
    Efficiency ratio (3)  54.04%  57.38%  57.93%  56.85%  59.44% 
    Non-interest income to average assets  1.08%  1.13%  1.05%  1.07%  1.14% 
    Non-interest expense to average assets  2.94%  3.18%  3.03%  3.09%  3.18% 
    Return on average assets  1.55%  1.43%  1.40%  1.45%  1.37% 
    Return on average equity  11.09%  10.23%  10.21%  10.42%  10.98% 
    Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans  0.11%  -0.07%  0.13%  0.02%  0.06% 
                          
    (1)  Tier 1 leverage capital and Total risk-based capital as of September 30, 2016 are estimates.
    (2)  Net interest margin is defined as net interest income divided by average earning assets.
    (3)  Represents the sum of non-interest expense all divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.
    (4)  Represents the sum of total shareholders’ equity less intangible assets all divided by the sum of total assets less intangible
    assets. Intangible assets were $606,000, $630,000, $679,000 and $703,000 at September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016, December
    31, 2015, and September 30, 2015, respectively.
     


    PEOPLE’S UTAH BANCORP
    UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
     
      September 30,  June 30,  December 31,  September 30, 
    (Dollars in thousands, except share data) 2016  2016  2015  2015 
    ASSETS                
    Cash and due from banks $29,852  $21,092  $19,745  $20,878 
    Interest bearing deposits  67,930   59,535   20,428   119,994 
    Federal funds sold  253   5,899   2,176   1,211 
    Total cash and cash equivalents  98,035   86,526   42,349   142,083 
    Investment securities:                
    Available for sale, at fair value  326,096   280,705   332,736   311,138 
    Held to maturity, at historical cost  61,471   61,437   65,882   49,292 
    Total investment securities  387,567   342,142   398,618   360,430 
    Non-marketable equity securities  1,827   1,827   2,244   1,644 
    Loans held for sale  15,178   11,915   17,947   9,907 
    Loans:                
    Loans held for investment  1,105,398   1,095,828   1,047,975   993,464 
    Less allowance for loan losses  (16,181)  (16,152)  (15,557)  (15,527)
    Total loans held for investment, net  1,089,217   1,079,676   1,032,418   977,937 
    Premises and equipment, net  22,056   22,120   22,104   22,395 
    Accrued interest receivable  5,801   5,586   5,767   5,910 
    Deferred income tax assets  8,248   7,495   8,606   7,407 
    Other real estate owned  407   644   568   619 
    Bank-owned life insurance  19,581   19,448   19,170   19,028 
    Other assets  5,940   5,637   6,191   6,595 
    Total assets $1,653,857  $1,583,016  $1,555,982  $1,553,955 
                     
    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
    Deposits:                
    Non-interest bearing deposits $464,638  $429,995  $408,508  $428,852 
    Interest bearing deposits  947,201   916,368   900,677   904,021 
    Total deposits  1,411,839   1,346,363   1,309,185   1,332,873 
    Short-term borrowings  3,188   2,855   27,204   2,414 
    Accrued interest payable  293   303   314   312 
    Other liabilities  13,387   13,048   9,871   11,747 
    Total liabilities  1,428,707   1,362,569   1,346,574   1,347,346 
    Commitments and contingencies                
    Shareholders’ equity:                
    Preferred shares, $0.01 par value  -   -   -   - 
    Common shares, $0.01 par value  178   178   176   175 
    Additional paid-in capital  68,415   68,236   67,338   66,769 
    Retained earnings  155,573   150,568   142,223   138,388 
    Accumulated other comprehensive income  984   1,465   (329)  1,277 
    Total shareholders’ equity  225,150   220,447   209,408   206,609 
    Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $1,653,857  $1,583,016  $1,555,982  $1,553,955 
                     
    Common shares outstanding  17,790,549   17,752,820   17,567,154   17,491,552 
                     


    PEOPLE’S UTAH BANCORP
    UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
     
      Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
    (Dollars in thousands, except share September 30,  June 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30, 
     and per share data) 2016  2016  2015  2016  2015 
    Interest income                    
    Interest and fees on loans $16,876  $16,420  $15,095  $49,147  $43,250 
    Interest and dividends on investments  1,471   1,489   1,424   4,563   4,171 
    Total interest income  18,347   17,909   16,519   53,710   47,421 
    Interest expense  710   698   730   2,162   2,230 
    Net interest income  17,637   17,211   15,789   51,548   45,191 
    Provision for loan losses  325   225   200   750   800 
    Net interest income after provision for loan losses  17,312   16,986   15,589   50,798   44,391 
    Non-interest income                    
    Service charges on deposit accounts  582   531   613   1,626   1,870 
    Card processing  1,129   1,136   1,079   3,296   3,147 
    Mortgage banking  2,244   2,277   1,841   6,269   5,638 
    Other operating  431   454   432   1,356   1,597 
    Total non-interest income  4,386   4,398   3,965   12,547   12,252 
    Non-interest expense                    
    Salaries and employee benefits  7,674   7,959   7,323   23,517   21,825 
    Occupancy, equipment and depreciation  1,101   1,076   969   3,165   2,914 
    Data processing  665   670   729   2,112   2,020 
    FDIC premiums  124   188   186   507   564 
    Card processing  509   549   512   1,648   1,516 
    Marketing and advertising  301   290   279   760   656 
    Other  1,528   1,668   1,446   4,728   4,651 
    Total non-interest expense  11,902   12,400   11,444   36,437   34,146 
    Income before income tax expense  9,796   8,984   8,110   26,908   22,497 
    Income tax expense  3,548   3,407   2,844   9,840   7,769 
    Net income $6,248  $5,577  $5,266  $17,068  $14,728 
                         
    Earnings per common share:                    
    Basic $0.35  $0.31  $0.30  $0.96  $0.93 
    Diluted $0.34  $0.31  $0.29  $0.94  $0.90 
                         
    Weighted average common shares outstanding:                    
    Basic  17,764,647   17,738,182   17,467,161   17,711,899   15,821,403 
    Diluted  18,248,008   18,173,034   18,105,766   18,182,053   16,374,034 
                         


    PEOPLE’S UTAH BANCORP
    SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELDS
     
      Three Months Ended 
      September 30, 2016  September 30, 2015 
          Interest  Average      Interest  Average 
      Average  Income/  Yield/  Average  Income/  Yield/ 
    (Dollars in thousands, except footnotes) Balance  Expense  Rate  Balance  Expense  Rate 
    Taxable securities (1) $272,827  $1,010   1.47% $259,719  $973   1.49%
    Non-taxable securities (1) (2)  84,405   590   2.78%  81,793   616   2.99%
    Loans (3) (4)  1,106,695   16,876   6.07%  991,198   15,095   6.04%
    Total interest earning assets  1,524,628   18,554   4.84%  1,413,415   16,734   4.70%
    Total average assets  1,608,639           1,496,614         
    Total interest bearing deposits  929,607   709   0.30%  886,360   730   0.33%
    Shareholders’ equity  224,068           204,677         
    Net interest income (tax-equivalent)      17,845           16,004     
    Net interest margin (tax-equivalent)          4.66%          4.49%
                             
                             
      Nine Months Ended 
      September 30, 2016  September 30, 2015 
          Interest  Average      Interest  Average 
      Average  Income/  Yield/  Average  Income/  Yield/ 
    (Dollars in thousands, except footnotes) Balance  Expense  Rate  Balance  Expense  Rate 
    Taxable securities (1) $278,746  $3,196   1.53% $247,586  $2,863   1.55%
    Non-taxable securities (1) (2)  90,063   1,918   2.84%  78,799   1,832   3.11%
    Loans (3) (4)  1,088,091   49,148   6.03%  972,541   43,250   5.95%
    Total interest earning assets  1,491,098   54,382   4.87%  1,363,339   48,062   4.71%
    Total average assets  1,573,161           1,437,722         
    Total interest bearing deposits  927,320   2,161   0.31%  885,839   2,230   0.34%
    Shareholders’ equity  218,758           179,382         
    Net interest income (tax-equivalent)      52,221           45,832     
    Net interest margin (tax-equivalent)          4.68%          4.49%
                             
    (1)  Excludes average unrealized gains of $2.0 million and $1.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015,
    respectively, and $1.4 million and $1.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
    (2)  Includes tax effect on tax-exempt investment security income of $206,000 and $215,000 for the three months ended September
    30, 2016 and 2015, respectively and $670,000 and $641,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015,
    respectively.
    (3)  Loan interest income includes loan fees of $1.6 million and $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and
    2015, respectively, and $4.4 million and $3.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
    (4)  Excludes average non-accrual loans of $5.1 million and $9.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015,
    respectively, and $5.6 million and $7.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
     
    Investor Relations Contact:
    Wolfgang T. N. Muelleck
    Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
    1 East Main Street
    American Fork UT 84003
    investorrelations@peoplesutah.com
    Phone: 801-642-3998

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