Signature Bank Reports 2015 First Quarter Results

  • Net Income for the 2015 First Quarter Reached a Record $83.4 Million, or $1.64 Diluted Earnings Per Share, An Increase of $17.4 Million, or 26.3 Percent, from $66.0 Million, or $1.37 Diluted Earnings Per Share, Reported in the 2014 First Quarter.
  • Total Deposits in the First Quarter Grew $1.41 Billion to $24.03 Billion, Including Core Deposit Growth of $1.11 Billion; Total Deposits Have Grown $5.72 Billion, or 31.2 Percent, Since the End of the 2014 First Quarter
  • Average Deposits Increased $1.24 Billion, or 5.6 Percent, in the 2015 First Quarter
  • For the 2015 First Quarter, Loans Increased a Record $1.44 Billion, or 8.1 Percent, to $19.30 Billion. Since the End of the 2014 First Quarter, Loans Have Increased 35.7 Percent, or $5.08 Billion
  • Non-Accrual Loans were $27.8 Million, or 0.14 Percent of Total Loans, at March 31, 2015, Versus $21.0 Million, or 0.12 Percent, at the End of the 2014 Fourth Quarter and $36.2 Million, or 0.25 Percent, at the End of the 2014 First Quarter
  • Net Interest Margin was 3.26 Percent, Compared with 3.23 Percent for the 2014 Fourth Quarter and 3.39 Percent for the 2014 First Quarter. Core Net Interest Margin Excluding Loan Prepayment Penalty Income Increased Four Basis Points to 3.17 Percent, Compared with 3.13 Percent for the 2014 Fourth Quarter. Approximately Two Basis Points of the Linked-Quarter Increases in Both Overall and Core Margins Were Partly Due to Two Less Days in the 2015 First Quarter
  • Tier 1 Leverage, Common Equity Tier 1 Risk-Based, Tier 1 Risk-Based, and Total Risk-Based Capital Ratios were 9.25 Percent, 12.27 Percent, 12.27 Percent, and 13.08 Percent, Respectively, at March 31, 2015. Signature Bank Remains Significantly Above FDIC “Well Capitalized” Standards. Tangible Common Equity Ratio was 9.16 Percent
  • Three Private Client Banking Teams Joined During the 2015 First Quarter

NEW YORK CITY--()--Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Net income for the 2015 first quarter reached a record $83.4 million, or $1.64 diluted earnings per share, versus $66.0 million, or $1.37 diluted earnings per share, for the 2014 first quarter. The record net income for the 2015 first quarter, versus the comparable quarter last year, is primarily due to an increase in net interest income, fueled by strong deposit growth and record loan growth. These factors were partially offset by an increase in non-interest expense.

Net interest income for the 2015 first quarter reached $222.5 million, up $36.0 million, or 19.3 percent, when compared with the 2014 first quarter. This increase is primarily due to growth in average interest-earning assets. Total assets reached $28.59 billion at March 31, 2015, an increase of $5.48 billion, or 23.7 percent, from $23.10 billion at March 31, 2014. Average assets for the 2015 first quarter reached $27.98 billion, an increase of $5.28 billion, or 23.3 percent, compared with the 2014 first quarter.

Deposits for the 2015 first quarter rose $1.41 billion, or 6.2 percent, to $24.03 billion at March 31, 2015. When compared with deposits at March 31, 2014, overall deposit growth for the last twelve months was 31.2 percent, or $5.72 billion. Excluding short-term escrow and brokered deposits of $3.38 billion at the end of the 2015 first quarter and $3.08 billion at year-end 2014, core deposits increased $1.11 billion for the quarter. Average deposits for the 2015 first quarter reached $23.38 billion, an increase of $1.24 billion, or 5.6 percent.

“2015 is off to an outstanding start as we again set records in both earnings and loan growth while also delivering very strong deposit growth,” stated Joseph J. DePaolo, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Equally important is the continuation of our investment in the future of this institution. To date this year, we added three private client banking teams that bring significant experience to the Bank, demonstrating the vast opportunity that continues to exist in the marketplace we serve. We remain hungry for further expansion of our network through additional talent acquisition. We have consistently proven that the veteran bankers we are attracting prefer and thrive in the single-point-of-contact business model and culture found here. Now, with 95 private client banking teams serving our growing clientele base, we are excited about the contributions they will make in the coming year and look forward to identifying more opportunities to onboard other talent,” DePaolo explained.

Scott A. Shay, Chairman of the Board, commented: “We are frequently asked when the law of large numbers will begin to affect Signature Bank. However, our business momentum continues to grow due to the network effect, which is the strength of our private client banking teams. The Bank is gaining further traction from our organic growth and relationship-based business model, resulting from our commitment to service and safety. Many new companies become clients because they are continually hearing about the level, quality and consistency of our service from their colleagues and friends. Once they become clients, they then wonder why they waited so long to move to Signature Bank. The word is spreading quickly that banking at Signature Bank is truly a different experience than banking elsewhere. Within the niche market to which we cater -- privately owned businesses -- we have solidified our position as the bank of choice.”

Capital

The Bank’s Tier 1 leverage, common equity Tier 1 risk-based, Tier 1 risk-based, and total risk-based capital ratios were approximately 9.25 percent, 12.27 percent, 12.27 percent, and 13.08 percent, respectively, as of March 31, 2015. Each of these ratios is well in excess of regulatory requirements. The Bank’s strong risk-based capital ratios reflect the relatively low risk profile of the Bank’s balance sheet. The Bank’s tangible common equity ratio remains strong at 9.16 percent. The Bank defines tangible common equity ratio as the ratio of tangible common equity to adjusted tangible assets and calculates this ratio by dividing total consolidated common shareholders’ equity by consolidated total assets.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income for the 2015 first quarter was $222.5 million, an increase of $36.0 million, or 19.3 percent, versus the same period last year, primarily due to growth in average interest-earning assets. Average interest-earning assets of $27.68 billion for the 2015 first quarter represent an increase of $5.35 billion, or 24.0 percent, from the 2014 first quarter. Yield on interest-earning assets for the 2015 first quarter decreased 20 basis points, to 3.72 percent, compared with the 2014 first quarter. This decrease was primarily attributable to prolonged low interest rates.

Average cost of deposits and average cost of funds for the first quarter of 2015 decreased by six and seven basis points, respectively, versus the 2014 first quarter to 0.43 percent and 0.50 percent. These decreases were predominantly due to prolonged low interest rates.

Net interest margin for the 2015 first quarter was 3.26 percent versus 3.39 percent reported in the same period a year ago. On a linked quarter basis, net interest margin increased three basis points. Excluding loan prepayment penalties in both quarters, linked quarter core margin increased four basis points to 3.17 percent. Approximately two basis points of the respective linked quarter increases were due to two less days in the 2015 first quarter.

Provision for Loan Losses

The Bank’s provision for loan losses for the first quarter of 2015 was $7.9 million, compared with $7.6 million for the 2014 fourth quarter and $8.2 million for the 2014 first quarter.

Net charge offs for the 2015 first quarter were $1.5 million, or 0.03 percent, of average loans on an annualized basis, versus net recoveries of $181,000, or 0.00 percent, for the 2014 fourth quarter and net recoveries of $244,000, or 0.01 percent, for the 2014 first quarter.

Non-Interest Income and Non-Interest Expense

Non-interest income for the 2015 first quarter was $10.1 million, up $3.0 million when compared with $7.2 million reported in the 2014 first quarter. The increase was led by a $2.7 million increase in net gains on sales of loans predominantly from our SBA pool assembly business.

Non-interest expense for the first quarter of 2015 was $81.7 million, an increase of $11.7 million, or 16.7 percent, versus $70.0 million reported in the 2014 first quarter. The increase was primarily a result of the addition of new private client banking teams and our continued investment in Signature Financial, as well as an increase in costs in our risk management and compliance related activities.

The Bank’s efficiency ratio improved to 35.1 percent for the 2015 first quarter versus 36.2 percent for the comparable period last year. The improvement was primarily due to growth in net interest income.

Loans

Loans, excluding loans held for sale, grew a record $1.44 billion, or 8.1 percent, during the first quarter of 2015 to $19.30 billion, compared with $17.86 billion at December 31, 2014. At March 31, 2015, loans accounted for 67.5 percent of total assets, versus 65.4 percent at the end of the 2014 fourth quarter and 61.5 percent at the end of 2014 first quarter. Average loans, excluding loans held for sale, reached $18.43 billion in the 2015 first quarter, growing $1.37 billion, or 8.1 percent, from the 2014 fourth quarter and $4.63 billion, or 33.5 percent, from the 2014 first quarter. The increase in loans for the first quarter was primarily driven by growth in commercial real estate and multi-family loans.

At March 31, 2015, non-accrual loans were $27.8 million, representing 0.14 percent of total loans and 0.10 percent of total assets, compared with non-accrual loans of $21.0 million, or 0.12 percent of total loans, at December 31, 2014 and $36.2 million, or 0.25 percent of total loans, at March 31, 2014. The ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans at March 31, 2015 was 0.88 percent, versus 0.92 percent at December 31, 2014 and 1.01 percent at March 31, 2014. Additionally, the ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to non-accrual loans, or the coverage ratio, was 614 percent for the 2015 first quarter versus 783 percent for the fourth quarter of 2014 and 396 percent for the 2014 first quarter.

Conference Call

Signature Bank’s management will host a conference call to review results of the 2015 first quarter on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 10:00 AM ET. All participants should dial 866-359-8135 at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call and reference conference ID #22573423. International callers should dial 901-300-3484.

To hear a live web simulcast or to listen to the archived web cast following completion of the call, please visit the Bank’s web site at www.signatureny.com, click on "Investor Information," then under "Company News," select "Conference Calls," to access the link to the call. To listen to a telephone replay of the conference call, please dial 800-585-8367 or 404-537-3406 and enter conference ID #22573423. The replay will be available from approximately 1:00 PM ET on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 through 11:59 PM ET on Friday, April 24, 2015.

About Signature Bank

Signature Bank, member FDIC, is a New York-based full-service commercial bank with 29 private client offices throughout the New York metropolitan area, including those in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Long Island, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Connecticut. The Bank’s growing network of private client banking teams serves the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers.

Signature Bank offers a wide variety of business and personal banking products and services. Its specialty finance subsidiary, Signature Financial, LLC, provides equipment finance and leasing as well as transportation and taxi medallion financing. Signature Securities Group Corporation, a wholly owned Bank subsidiary, is a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member FINRA/SIPC, offering investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services.

Signature Bank was named the Best Bank in America by Forbes for 2015 and the only large cap bank to appear on Forbes’ list of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies. Signature Bank also was voted Best Business Bank by the New York Law Journal in the publication’s fifth annual reader survey; named the nation’s fifth top-performing bank by ABA Banking Journal; and ranked seventh on Bank Director magazine’s 2014 Bank Performance Scorecard for banks with assets between $5 and $50 billion.

For more information, please visit www.signatureny.com.

This press release and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and may be beyond our control. Forward-looking statements include information concerning our future results, interest rates and the interest rate environment, loan and deposit growth, loan performance, operations, new private client teams and other hires, new office openings and business strategy. These statements often include words such as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," “potential,” “opportunity,” “could,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” would,” "plan," "estimate" or other similar expressions. As you consider forward-looking statements, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to us or in our control. These factors include but are not limited to: (i) prevailing economic conditions; (ii) changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values and competition, any of which can materially affect origination levels and gain on sale results in our business, as well as other aspects of our financial performance, including earnings on interest-bearing assets; (iii) the level of defaults, losses and prepayments on loans made by us, whether held in portfolio or sold in the whole loan secondary markets, which can materially affect charge-off levels and required credit loss reserve levels; (iv) changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; (v) changes in the banking and other financial services regulatory environment and (vi) competition for qualified personnel and desirable office locations. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, beliefs and expectations, if a change occurs or our beliefs, assumptions and expectations were incorrect, our business, financial condition, liquidity or results of operations may vary materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. Additional risks are described in our quarterly and annual reports filed with the FDIC. You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statements made by Signature Bank speak only as of the date on which they were made. New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and we cannot predict these events or how they may affect the Bank. Signature Bank has no duty to, and does not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements after the date on which they are made. In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made in this release or elsewhere might not reflect actual results.

FINANCIAL TABLES ATTACHED

         
SIGNATURE BANK

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended March 31,
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)         2015       2014  
INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME
Loans held for sale $ 596 943
Loans and leases, net 185,763 148,167
Securities available-for-sale 49,236 47,929
Securities held-to-maturity 17,078 17,315
Other short-term investments         1,289       1,414  
  Total interest income         253,962       215,768  
INTEREST EXPENSE
Deposits 24,817 21,671
Federal funds purchased and securities sold under
agreements to repurchase 3,721 4,420
Federal Home Loan Bank advances         2,927       3,209  
  Total interest expense         31,465       29,300  
Net interest income before provision for loan and lease losses 222,497 186,468
Provision for loan and lease losses         7,887       8,188  
Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses         214,610       178,280  
NON-INTEREST INCOME
Commissions 2,553 2,534
Fees and service charges 5,021 4,457
Net gains on sales of securities 418 445
Net gains on sales of loans 3,467 743
Other-than-temporary impairment losses on securities:
Total impairment losses on securities (933 ) (1,475 )
Portion recognized in other comprehensive income (before taxes)   592       857  
Net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings (341 ) (618 )
Other losses         (969 )     (391 )
  Total non-interest income         10,149       7,170  
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE
Salaries and benefits 55,077 46,417
Occupancy and equipment 5,926 5,239
Data processing 3,961 3,692
FDIC assessment fees 3,813 2,887
Professional fees 2,934 2,064
Other general and administrative         9,987       9,737  
  Total non-interest expense         81,698       70,036  
Income before income taxes 143,061 115,414
Income tax expense         59,671       49,407  
Net income       $ 83,390       66,007  
PER COMMON SHARE DATA
Earnings per share – basic $ 1.66 1.39
Earnings per share – diluted $ 1.64 1.37
 
         
SIGNATURE BANK
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
 
 
March 31, December 31,
2015 2014
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)       (unaudited)      
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks $ 232,515 274,247
Short-term investments         25,771     24,831
  Total cash and cash equivalents         258,286     299,078
Securities available-for-sale 6,229,905 6,073,459
Securities held-to-maturity (fair value $2,251,879 at March 31, 2015
and $2,222,177 at December 31, 2014) 2,213,291 2,208,551
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 81,163 86,338
Loans held for sale 256,240 548,297
Loans and leases, net 19,128,824 17,693,316
Premises and equipment, net 40,310 40,996
Accrued interest and dividends receivable 82,958 79,687
Other assets         298,214     288,918
  Total assets       $ 28,589,191     27,318,640
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Deposits
Non-interest-bearing $ 7,353,419 7,064,959
Interest-bearing         16,672,155     15,555,316
  Total deposits         24,025,574     22,620,275
Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements
to repurchase 570,000 715,000
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 1,220,163 1,335,163
Accrued expenses and other liabilities         153,512     151,964
  Total liabilities         25,969,249     24,822,402
Shareholders’ equity
Preferred stock, par value $.01 per share; 61,000,000 shares authorized;
none issued at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 - -
Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 64,000,000 shares authorized;
51,738,170 shares issued and 50,669,910 shares outstanding at March 31, 2015;
51,398,685 shares issued and 50,317,609 shares outstanding at December 31, 2014 507 503
Additional paid-in capital 1,363,557 1,348,661
Retained earnings 1,217,340 1,133,950
Net unrealized gains on securities, net of tax         38,538     13,124
  Total shareholders' equity         2,619,942     2,496,238
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity       $ 28,589,191     27,318,640
 
             
SIGNATURE BANK
FINANCIAL SUMMARY, CAPITAL RATIOS, ASSET QUALITY
(unaudited)
 
Three months ended
(in thousands, except ratios and per share amounts)       March 31,

2015

    December 31,

2014

    March 31,

2014

PER COMMON SHARE
Net income - basic $ 1.66 $ 1.62 $ 1.39
Net income - diluted $ 1.64 $ 1.60 $ 1.37
Average shares outstanding - basic 50,352 50,316 47,318
Average shares outstanding - diluted 50,892 50,936 48,170
Book value $ 51.71 $ 49.61 $ 40.17
 
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
Return on average total assets 1.21% 1.20% 1.18%
Return on average shareholders' equity 13.22% 13.19% 14.42%
Efficiency ratio (1) 35.12% 34.05% 36.17%

Efficiency ratio excluding net gains on sales of securities

and net impairment losses on securities recognized

in earnings (1) (2)

35.13% 34.06% 36.14%
Yield on interest-earning assets 3.72% 3.71% 3.92%
Cost of deposits and borrowings 0.50% 0.53% 0.57%
Net interest margin 3.26% 3.23% 3.39%
(1)   The efficiency ratio is calculated by dividing non-interest expense by the sum of net interest income before provision for loan and lease losses and non-interest income.
 
(2) The efficiency ratio excluding net gains on sales of securities and net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings is considered to be a non-GAAP financial measure and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. This ratio is a metric used by management to evaluate the performance of the Bank's core business activities.
               
          March 31,

2015

    December 31,

2014

    March 31,

2014

CAPITAL RATIOS
Tangible common equity (3) 9.16% 9.14% 8.28%
Tier 1 leverage 9.25% 9.25% 8.51%
Common equity Tier 1 risk-based (4) 12.27% - -
Tier 1 risk-based 12.27% 13.49% 14.05%
Total risk-based 13.08% 14.39% 15.10%
 
ASSET QUALITY
Non-accrual loans $ 27,809 $ 21,008 $ 36,209
Allowance for loan and lease losses $ 170,776 $ 164,392 $ 143,503
Allowance for loan and lease losses to non-accrual loans 614.10% 782.52% 396.32%
Allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans 0.88% 0.92% 1.01%
Non-accrual loans to total loans 0.14% 0.12% 0.25%

Quarterly net (charge-offs) recoveries to average loans,

(0.03)% 0.00% 0.01%

annualized

(3)   We define tangible common equity as the ratio of tangible common equity to adjusted tangible assets (the "TCE ratio") and calculate this ratio by dividing total consolidated common shareholders' equity by consolidated total assets (we had no intangible assets at any of the dates presented above). Tangible common equity is considered to be a non-GAAP financial measure and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The TCE ratio is a metric used by management to evaluate the adequacy of our capital levels. In addition to tangible common equity, management uses other metrics, such as Tier 1 capital related ratios, to evaluate capital levels.
 
(4)

As part of the final rules implementing Basel III regulatory capital reforms, a new common equity Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was added to existing minimum capital requirements as of January 1, 2015.

 
                           
SIGNATURE BANK
NET INTEREST MARGIN ANALYSIS
(unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended Three months ended
March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
(dollars in thousands)      

Average
Balance

   

Interest
Income/
Expense

   

Average
Yield/
Rate

     

Average
Balance

   

Interest
Income/
Expense

   

Average
Yield/
Rate

INTEREST-EARNING ASSETS
Short-term investments $ 478,015 289 0.25% 172,502 96 0.23%
Investment securities 8,565,277 67,314 3.14% 8,010,439 66,562 3.32%
Commercial loans, mortgages and leases 18,099,019 182,631 4.09% 13,457,376 144,803 4.36%
Residential mortgages and consumer loans 334,845 3,132 3.79% 349,544 3,364 3.90%
Loans held for sale         205,406     596     1.18%       337,957     943     1.13%
Total interest-earning assets         27,682,562     253,962     3.72%       22,327,818     215,768     3.92%
Non-interest-earning assets         295,295                   368,299            
Total assets       $ 27,977,857                   22,696,117            
INTEREST-BEARING LIABILITIES
Interest-bearing deposits
NOW and interest-bearing demand $ 1,777,131 1,720 0.39% 950,106 898 0.38%
Money market 13,452,848 20,318 0.61% 10,274,993 17,600 0.69%
Time deposits 962,796 2,779 1.17% 1,217,253 3,173 1.06%
Non-interest-bearing demand deposits         7,190,660     -     -       5,331,071     -     -
Total deposits         23,383,435     24,817     0.43%       17,773,423     21,671     0.49%
Borrowings         1,898,829     6,648     1.42%       2,929,546     7,629     1.06%
Total deposits and borrowings         25,282,264     31,465     0.50%       20,702,969     29,300     0.57%
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities
and shareholders' equity         2,695,593                   1,993,148            
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity       $ 27,977,857                   22,696,117            
OTHER DATA
Net interest income / interest rate spread 222,497 3.22% 186,468 3.35%
Net interest margin 3.26% 3.39%
Ratio of average interest-earning assets
to average interest-bearing liabilities 109.49% 107.85%
 
 

SIGNATURE BANK
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(unaudited)

Management believes that the presentation of certain non-GAAP financial measures assists investors when comparing results period-to-period in a more consistent manner and provides a better measure of Signature Bank's results. These non-GAAP measures include the Bank's (i) net income and diluted earnings per share excluding the after tax effect of net gains on sales of securities and net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings, (ii) tangible common equity ratio, (iii) efficiency ratio excluding net gains on sales of securities and net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings, and (iv) core net interest margin excluding loan prepayment penalty income. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP-basis measures and results. We strongly encourage investors to review our consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names.

The following table presents a reconciliation of net income and diluted earnings per share (as reported) to net income and diluted earnings per share excluding the after tax effect of gains from the sales of securities and net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings:

       
Three months ended March 31,
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)         2015       2014  
Net income (as reported) $ 83,390     66,007
Net gains on sales of securities (418 ) (445 )
Net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings 341 618
Tax effect         32       (74 )
Net income - excluding after tax effect of net gains on sales of securities
and net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings       $ 83,345       66,106  
 
Diluted earnings per share (as reported) $ 1.64 1.37
Net gains on sales of securities (0.01 ) (0.01 )
Net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings 0.01 0.01
Tax effect         -       -  
Diluted earnings per share - excluding after tax effect of net gains on sales of securities
and net impairment losses on securities recognized in earnings       $ 1.64       1.37  
 

The following table reconciles net interest margin (as reported) to core net interest margin excluding loan prepayment penalty income:

       
Three months ended March 31,
          2015     2014
Net interest margin (as reported) 3.26%     3.39%
Margin contribution from loan prepayment penalty income       (0.09)%     (0.14)%
Core net interest margin - excluding loan prepayment penalty income       3.17%     3.25%
 

Contacts

Signature Bank
Investor Contact:
Eric R. Howell, 646-822-1402
Executive Vice President – Corporate & Business Development
ehowell@signatureny.com
or
Media Contact:
Susan J. Lewis, 646-822-1825
slewis@signatureny.com

Release Summary

SIGNATURE BANK REPORTS 2015 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

Contacts

Signature Bank
Investor Contact:
Eric R. Howell, 646-822-1402
Executive Vice President – Corporate & Business Development
ehowell@signatureny.com
or
Media Contact:
Susan J. Lewis, 646-822-1825
slewis@signatureny.com