Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--()--Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK) today announced that net income for the third quarter of 2015 was $46.1 million, a 43.7% increase from $32.1 million for the third quarter of 2014. Diluted earnings per common share for the third quarter of 2015 were $0.52, a 30.0% increase from $0.40 for the third quarter of 2014.

The Company’s results during the quarter just ended included approximately $2.9 million of acquisition-related and systems conversion expenses and $0.2 million of software and contract termination charges. Net of applicable income taxes, these items, in the aggregate, reduced the Company’s diluted earnings per common share by approximately $0.02 in the quarter just ended.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, net income totaled $130.8 million, a 56.0% increase from net income of $83.9 million for the first nine months of 2014. Diluted earnings per common share for the first nine months of 2015 were $1.51, a 39.8% increase from $1.08 for the first nine months of 2014.

The Company’s results for the first nine months of 2015 included $2.3 million of tax-exempt income from bank owned life insurance (“BOLI”) death benefits, $2.6 million in net gains on sales of investment securities, $2.5 million in prepayment penalties from prepaying Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances, approximately $5.7 million of acquisition-related and systems conversion expenses and $1.0 million of software and contract termination charges. Net of applicable income taxes, these items, in the aggregate, reduced the Company’s diluted earnings per common share by approximately $0.02 in the first nine months of 2015.

The Company’s annualized returns on average assets, average common stockholders’ equity and average tangible common stockholders’ equity for the third quarter of 2015 were 2.05%, 14.46% and 16.48%, respectively, compared to 1.98%, 14.80% and 16.93%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2014. The Company’s annualized returns on average assets, average common stockholders’ equity and average tangible common stockholders’ equity for the first nine months of 2015 were 2.11%, 14.95% and 17.08%, respectively, compared to 1.98%, 14.92% and 16.27%, respectively, for the first nine months of 2014. The calculation of the Company’s annualized return on average tangible common stockholders’ equity and the reconciliation to generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) is included in the schedules accompanying this release.

Non-purchased loans and leases were $5.45 billion at September 30, 2015, a 49.7% increase from $3.64 billion at September 30, 2014. Including purchased loans, total loans and leases were $7.41 billion at September 30, 2015, a 50.6% increase from $4.92 billion at September 30, 2014.

The unfunded balance of closed loans increased 88.2% to $4.86 billion at September 30, 2015, compared to $2.58 billion at September 30, 2014.

George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very pleased with our outstanding third quarter results, including our record $680 million growth in non-purchased loans and leases, our record $859 million growth in the unfunded balance of our closed loans, some of our best asset quality ratios as a public company, and our excellent efficiency ratio of 37.6%. Our annualized returns on average assets of 2.05% for the third quarter and 2.11% for the first nine months of 2015 continued our track record of having achieved returns on average assets in excess of 2.00% in each of the last five years.”

Deposits were $7.61 billion at September 30, 2015, a 48.0% increase from $5.14 billion at September 30, 2014.

Total assets were $9.33 billion at September 30, 2015, a 41.8% increase from $6.58 billion at September 30, 2014.

Common stockholders’ equity was $1.31 billion at September 30, 2015, a 50.1% increase from $876 million at September 30, 2014. Tangible common stockholders’ equity was $1.16 billion at September 30, 2015, a 50.7% increase from $768 million at September 30, 2014. Book value per common share was $14.89 at September 30, 2015, a 35.5% increase from $10.99 at September 30, 2014. Tangible book value per common share was $13.12 at September 30, 2015, a 36.1% increase from $9.64 at September 30, 2014. The calculations of the Company’s tangible common stockholders’ equity and tangible book value per common share and the reconciliations to GAAP are included in the schedules accompanying this release.

The Company’s ratio of common stockholders’ equity to total assets was 14.09% at September 30, 2015, compared to 13.31% at September 30, 2014. Its ratio of tangible common stockholders’ equity to total tangible assets was 12.62% at September 30, 2015, compared to 11.87% at September 30, 2014. The calculation of the Company’s ratio of tangible common stockholders’ equity to total tangible assets and the reconciliation to GAAP are included in the schedules accompanying this release.

NET INTEREST INCOME

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2015 was a record $96.4 million, a 29.2% increase from $74.6 million for the third quarter of 2014. Net interest margin, on a fully taxable equivalent (“FTE”) basis, was 5.07% for the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of 42 basis points from 5.49% for the third quarter of 2014. Average earning assets were $7.73 billion for the third quarter of 2015, a 37.9% increase from $5.61 billion for the third quarter of 2014.

Net interest income for the first nine months of 2015 was $275.6 million, a 43.7% increase from $191.8 million for the first nine months of 2014. Net interest margin, on a FTE basis, was 5.28% for the first nine months of 2015, a 24 basis point decrease from 5.52% for the first nine months of 2014. Average earning assets were $7.17 billion for the first nine months of 2015, a 48.2% increase from $4.84 billion for the first nine months of 2014.

NON-INTEREST INCOME

Non-interest income for the third quarter of 2015 increased 15.0% to $22.1 million compared to $19.2 million for the third quarter of 2014, but decreased 4.9% compared to $23.3 million for the second quarter of 2015. Non-interest income for the first nine months of 2015 increased 30.7% to $74.5 million compared to $57.0 million for the first nine months of 2014.

Service charges on deposit accounts increased 0.9% to a record $7.43 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $7.36 million in the third quarter of 2014. Service charges on deposit accounts increased 7.9% to $21.1 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared to $19.6 million in the first nine months of 2014.

Mortgage lending income increased 5.6% to $1.83 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $1.73 million in the third quarter of 2014. Mortgage lending income increased 34.1% to $5.10 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared to $3.81 million in the first nine months of 2014.

Trust income increased 5.7% to a record $1.50 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $1.42 million in the third quarter of 2014. Trust income increased 7.2% to $4.40 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared to $4.10 million in the first nine months of 2014.

BOLI income increased 62.9% to $2.26 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $1.39 million in the third quarter of 2014 primarily due to $85 million of BOLI purchased in May 2015. BOLI income increased 101.9% to $7.67 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared to $3.80 million in the first nine months of 2014 primarily due to $2.3 million of tax-exempt BOLI death benefits in the first quarter of 2015 and the $85 million of BOLI purchased in May 2015.

Other income from purchased loans increased 61.9% to $5.46 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $3.37 million in the third quarter of 2014, but decreased 21.7% compared to $6.97 million in the second quarter of 2015. Other income from purchased loans increased 107.0% to $21.3 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared to $10.3 million in the first nine months of 2014. Net gains on sales of other assets increased to $1.90 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $1.69 million in the third quarter of 2014, but decreased compared to $2.56 million in the second quarter of 2015. Net gains on sales of other assets increased to $7.29 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared to $4.11 million in the first nine months of 2014. The increases in the Company’s other income from purchased loans and net gains on sales of other assets during the third quarter and first nine months of 2015 compared to the same periods in 2014 are, in part, attributable to the Company having terminated, in the fourth quarter of 2014, the loss share agreements on all seven of its FDIC-assisted acquisitions.

There were no net gains on investment securities in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $43,000 in the third quarter of 2014. Net gains on investment securities were $2.6 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared to $0.1 million in the first nine months of 2014.

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

Non-interest expense for the third quarter of 2015 increased 6.8% to $45.4 million compared to $42.5 million for the third quarter of 2014. During the third quarter of 2015, the Company incurred approximately $2.9 million of acquisition-related and systems conversion expenses and $0.2 million of software and contract termination charges. During the third quarter of 2014, the Company incurred approximately $2.2 million of acquisition-related and systems conversion expenses, $0.5 million of software and contract termination charges and approximately $0.6 million of fraud losses attributable to The Home Depot system breach.

The Company’s efficiency ratio (non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income FTE and non-interest income) for the third quarter of 2015 improved to 37.6% compared to 43.9% for the third quarter of 2014, but increased compared to 36.6% for the second quarter of 2015.

Non-interest expense for the first nine months of 2015 increased 18.2% to $139.3 million compared to $117.9 million for the first nine months of 2014. During the first nine months of 2015, the Company incurred $2.5 million in prepayment penalties from prepaying FHLB advances, approximately $5.7 million of acquisition-related and systems conversion expenses and $1.0 million of software and contract termination charges. During the first nine months of 2014, the Company incurred approximately $3.7 million of acquisition-related and systems conversion expenses, $5.6 million of software and contract termination charges and approximately $0.6 million of fraud losses attributable to The Home Depot system breach.

The Company’s efficiency ratio for the first nine months of 2015 improved to 39.0% compared to 45.9% for the first nine months of 2014.

ASSET QUALITY, CHARGE-OFFS AND ALLOWANCE

Excluding purchased loans, the Company’s ratio of nonperforming loans and leases as a percent of total loans and leases improved to 0.26% at September 30, 2015, compared to 0.49% at September 30, 2014 and 0.34% at June 30, 2015.

Excluding purchased loans, the Company’s ratio of nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets improved to 0.41% at September 30, 2015, compared to 0.92% at September 30, 2014 and 0.49% at June 30, 2015.

Excluding purchased loans, the Company’s ratio of loans and leases past due 30 days or more, including past due non-accrual loans and leases, to total loans and leases improved to 0.41% at September 30, 2015, compared to 0.63% at September 30, 2014 and 0.50% at June 30, 2015.

The Company’s net charge-offs were $1.3 million for the third quarter of 2015, including $0.6 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $0.7 million for purchased loans. The Company’s net charge-offs were $1.0 million for the third quarter of 2014, including $0.5 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $0.5 million for purchased loans.

The Company’s net charge-offs were $8.1 million for the first nine months of 2015, including $5.7 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $2.4 million for purchased loans. The Company’s net charge-offs were $3.9 million for the first nine months of 2014, including $2.1 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $1.8 million for purchased loans.

The Company’s annualized net charge-off ratio for its non-purchased loans and leases decreased to 0.05% for the third quarter of 2015 compared to 0.06% for the third quarter of 2014 and 0.12% for the second quarter of 2015. The Company’s annualized net charge-off ratio for its purchased loans decreased to 0.14% for the third quarter of 2015 compared to 0.15% for the third quarter of 2014, but increased compared to 0.08% for the second quarter of 2015. The Company’s annualized net charge-off ratio for all loans and leases decreased to 0.08% for the third quarter of 2015 compared to 0.09% for the third quarter of 2014 and 0.11% for the second quarter of 2015.

The Company’s annualized net charge-off ratio for its non-purchased loans and leases increased to 0.17% for the first nine months of 2015 compared to 0.10% for the first nine months of 2014. The Company’s annualized net charge-off ratio for its purchased loans decreased to 0.17% for the first nine months of 2015 compared to 0.22% for the first nine months of 2014. The Company’s annualized net charge-off ratio for all loans and leases increased to 0.17% for the first nine months of 2015 compared to 0.13% for the first nine months of 2014.

For the third quarter of 2015, the Company’s provision for loan and lease losses was $3.6 million, including $2.9 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $0.7 million for purchased loans. For the third quarter of 2014, the Company’s provision for loan and lease losses was $3.7 million, including $3.2 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $0.5 million for purchased loans.

For the first nine months of 2015, the Company’s provision for loan and lease losses was $14.2 million, including $11.8 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $2.4 million for purchased loans. For the first nine months of 2014, the Company’s provision for loan and lease losses was $10.6 million, including $8.8 million for non-purchased loans and leases and $1.8 million for purchased loans.

The Company’s allowance for loan and lease losses was $59.0 million, or 1.08% of total non-purchased loans and leases, at September 30, 2015, compared to $49.6 million, or 1.36% of total non-purchased loans and leases, at September 30, 2014, and $56.7 million, or 1.19% of total non-purchased loans and leases, at June 30, 2015.

CONFERENCE CALL AND TRANSCRIPT

Management will conduct a conference call to review announcements made in this release at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The call will be available live or in recorded version on the Company’s website www.bankozarks.com under “Investor Relations” or interested parties calling from locations within the United States and Canada may call 1-888-771-4371 ten minutes prior to the beginning of the call and ask for the Bank of the Ozarks conference call. A recorded playback of the entire call will be available on the Company’s website or by telephone by calling 1-888-843-7419 in the United States and Canada or 630-652-3042 internationally. The passcode for this telephone playback is 40772555#. The telephone playback will be available for one week following the call, and the website recording of the call will be available for 90 days.

The Company will also provide a transcript of the conference call on the Company’s website under Investor Relations. The transcript will be available for 90 days.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, specifically return on average tangible common stockholders’ equity, tangible book value per common share and ratio of total tangible common stockholders’ equity to total tangible assets, as important measures of the strength of its capital and its ability to generate earnings on its tangible capital invested by its shareholders. These measures typically adjust GAAP financial measures to exclude intangible assets. Management believes presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental information that contributes to a proper understanding of the financial results and capital levels of the Company. These non-GAAP disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables at the end of this release under the caption “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release and other communications by the Company include certain “forward-looking statements” regarding the Company’s plans, expectations, thoughts, beliefs, estimates, goals and outlook for the future that are intended to be covered by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations as well as certain assumptions and estimates made by, and information available to, management at the time. Those statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not limited to: potential delays or other problems implementing the Company’s growth and expansion strategy including delays in identifying sites, hiring or retaining qualified personnel, obtaining regulatory or other approvals, obtaining permits and designing, constructing and opening new offices; the ability to enter into and/or close additional acquisitions; problems with, or additional expenses relating to, integrating or managing acquisitions; the ability to attract new or retain existing or acquired deposits or to retain or grow loans and leases, including growth from unfunded closed loans; the ability to generate future revenue growth or to control future growth in non-interest expense; interest rate fluctuations, including changes in the yield curve between short-term and long-term interest rates; competitive factors and pricing pressures, including their effect on the Company’s net interest margin; general economic, unemployment, credit market and real estate market conditions, and the effect of such conditions on the creditworthiness of borrowers and lessees, collateral values, the value of investment securities and asset recovery values; changes in legal and regulatory requirements; recently enacted and potential legislation and regulatory actions and the costs and expenses to comply with new legislation and regulatory actions, including legislation and regulatory actions intended to stabilize economic conditions and credit markets, strengthen the capital of financial institutions, increase regulation of the financial services industry and protect homeowners or consumers; changes in U.S. government monetary and fiscal policy; possible further downgrade of U.S. Treasury securities; the ability to keep pace with technological changes, including changes regarding cybersecurity; an increase in the incidence or severity of fraud, illegal payments, security breaches or other illegal acts impacting the Company or its customers; adoption of new accounting standards or changes in existing standards; and adverse results in current or future litigation or regulatory examinations as well as other factors identified in this press release or as detailed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including those factors included in the disclosures under the headings “Forward-Looking Information” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the SEC. Should one or more of the foregoing risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those projected or described in such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OZRK.” The Company owns a state-chartered subsidiary bank that conducts banking operations through 174 offices, including 81 in Arkansas, 28 in Georgia, 25 in North Carolina, 22 in Texas, 10 in Florida, three in Alabama, two offices each in South Carolina and New York and one office in California. The Company may be contacted at (501) 978-2265 or P.O. Box 8811, Little Rock, Arkansas 72231-8811. The Company’s website is www.bankozarks.com.

     

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.

Selected Consolidated Financial Data

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

Unaudited

 
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2015    

2014

   

%
Change

2015    

2014

   

%
Change

Income statement data:

               
Net interest income $ 96,387 $ 74,621 29.2 % $ 275,633 $ 191,819 43.7 %
Provision for loan and lease losses 3,581 3,687 (2.9 ) 14,205 10,574 34.3
Non-interest income 22,138 19,248 15.0 74,475 56,996 30.7
Non-interest expense 45,428 42,523 6.8 139,336 117,856 18.2
Net income available to common stockholders 46,128 32,093 43.7 130,798 83,855 56.0
 

Common stock data:

Net income per share – diluted $ 0.52 $ 0.40 30.0 % $ 1.51 $ 1.08 39.8 %
Net income per share – basic 0.53 0.40 32.5 1.52 1.09 39.4
Cash dividends per share 0.14 0.12 16.7 0.405 0.345 17.4
Book value per share 14.89 10.99 35.5 14.89 10.99 35.5
Tangible book value per share 13.12 9.64 36.1 13.12 9.64 36.1
Diluted shares outstanding (thousands) 88,454 80,445 86,839 77,469
End of period shares outstanding (thousands) 88,265 79,705 88,265 79,705
 

Balance sheet data at period end:

Assets $

9,329,216

$ 6,580,360

41.8

% $

9,329,216

$ 6,580,360

41.8

%
Non-purchased loans and leases 5,447,278 3,639,142 49.7 5,447,278 3,639,142 49.7
Purchased loans(1) 1,959,502 1,279,790 53.1 1,959,502 1,279,790 53.1
Allowance for loan and lease losses 59,017 49,606 19.0 59,017 49,606 19.0
Foreclosed assets(1) 24,397 42,663 (42.8 ) 24,397 42,663 (42.8 )
Investment securities 796,373 859,876 (7.4 ) 796,373 859,876 (7.4 )
Goodwill 128,132 78,669 62.9 128,132 78,669 62.9
Other intangibles – net of amortization 28,624 28,439 0.7 28,624 28,439 0.7
Deposits 7,606,790 5,139,705 48.0 7,606,790 5,139,705 48.0
Repurchase agreements with customers 80,040 73,942 8.2 80,040 73,942 8.2
Other borrowings 161,861 352,616 (54.1 ) 161,861 352,616 (54.1 )
Subordinated debentures 113,892 64,950 75.4 113,892 64,950 75.4
Common stockholders’ equity 1,314,517 875,578 50.1 1,314,517 875,578 50.1
Net unrealized gains on investment securities AFS included in common stockholders’ equity 11,721 10,724

 

11,721 10,724
Loan and lease, including purchased loans, to deposit ratio 97.37 % 95.70 % 97.37 % 95.70 %
 

Selected ratios:

Return on average assets(2) 2.05 % 1.98 % 2.11 % 1.98 %
Return on average common stockholders’ equity(2) 14.46 14.80 14.95 14.92
Return on average tangible common stockholders’ equity(2) 16.48 16.93 17.08 16.27
Average common equity to total average assets 14.17 13.37 14.14 13.30
Net interest margin – FTE(2) 5.07 5.49 5.28 5.52
Efficiency ratio 37.58 43.95 38.96 45.88
Net charge-offs to average loans and leases(2)(3) 0.05 0.06 0.17 0.10
Nonperforming loans and leases to total loans and leases(4) 0.26 0.49 0.26 0.49
Nonperforming assets to total assets(4)(5) 0.41 0.92 0.41 0.92
Allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans and leases(4) 1.08 1.36 1.08 1.36
 

Other information:

Non-accrual loans and leases(4) $ 14,021 $ 17,945 $ 14,021 $ 17,945
Accruing loans and leases – 90 days past due(4)
Troubled and restructured loans and leases(4)
Impaired purchased loans 10,022 15,291 10,022 15,291
 
(1)Prior periods have been adjusted to include loans and/or foreclosed assets previously covered by FDIC loss share.

(2)Ratios for interim periods annualized based on actual days.

(3)Excludes purchased loans and net charge-offs related to such loans.

(4)Excludes purchased loans, except for their inclusion in total assets.

(5)Ratios for prior period have been recalculated to include foreclosed assets previously covered by FDIC loss share as nonperforming assets.

 

                 

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.

Supplemental Quarterly Financial Data

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

Unaudited

 
12/31/13 3/31/14 6/30/14 9/30/14 12/31/14 3/31/15 6/30/15 9/30/15

Earnings Summary:

Net interest income $ 55,282 $ 52,396 $ 64,801 $ 74,621 $ 78,675 $ 85,489 $ 93,756 $ 96,387
Federal tax (FTE) adjustment   2,372     2,424     2,737     2,892     2,690     2,570     2,552     2,368  
Net interest income (FTE) 57,654 54,820 67,538 77,513 81,365 88,059 96,308 98,755
Provision for loan and lease losses (2,863 ) (1,304 ) (5,582 ) (3,687 ) (6,341 ) (6,315 ) (4,308 ) (3,581 )
Non-interest income 18,592 20,360 17,388 19,248 27,887 29,067 23,270 22,138
Non-interest expense   (34,728 )   (37,454 )   (37,878 )   (42,523 )   (48,158 )   (50,184 )   (43,724 )   (45,428 )
Pretax income (FTE) 38,655 36,422 41,466 50,551 54,753 60,627 71,546 71,884
FTE adjustment (2,372 ) (2,424 ) (2,737 ) (2,892 ) (2,690 ) (2,570 ) (2,552 ) (2,368 )
Provision for income taxes (11,893 ) (8,730 ) (12,251 ) (15,579 ) (17,300 ) (18,139 ) (24,190 ) (23,385 )
Noncontrolling interest   8     8     8     13     (11 )   (24 )   (28 )   (3 )
Net income available to common stockholders

$

24,398

 

$

25,276

  $ 26,486   $ 32,093   $ 34,752   $ 39,894   $ 44,776   $ 46,128  
 
Earnings per common share – diluted(1) $ 0.33 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.40 $ 0.43 $ 0.47 $ 0.51 $ 0.52
 

Non-interest Income:

Service charges on deposit accounts $ 6,031 $ 5,639 $ 6,605 $ 7,356 $ 7,009 $ 6,627 $ 7,088 $ 7,425
Mortgage lending income 967 954 1,126 1,728 1,379 1,507 1,772 1,825
Trust income 1,289 1,316 1,364 1,419 1,493 1,432 1,463 1,500
Bank owned life insurance income 1,164 1,130 1,278 1,390 1,385 3,623 1,785 2,264

Accretion/amortization of FDIC loss share receivable, net of amortization of FDIC clawback payable

901

 

692

(741 )

 

(562

 

)

Other income from purchased loans 4,825 3,311 3,629 3,369 4,494 8,908 6,971 5,456
Gains on investment securities 4 5 18 43 78 2,534 85
Gains on sales of other assets 1,801 974 1,448 1,688 1,912 2,829 2,557 1,905
Gains on merger and acquisition transactions

4,667

Gain on termination of FDIC loss share agreements 7,996
Other   1,610     1,672     2,661     2,817     2,141     1,607     1,549     1,763  
Total non-interest income $ 18,592   $ 20,360   $ 17,388   $ 19,248   $ 27,887   $ 29,067   $ 23,270   $ 22,138  
 

Non-interest Expense:

Salaries and employee benefits $ 17,381 $ 17,689 $ 18,831 $ 20,876 $ 19,488 $ 22,597 $ 22,646 $ 21,207
Net occupancy expense 5,039 5,044 5,707 6,823 6,528 7,291 7,344 8,076
Other operating expenses 11,427 13,908 12,221 13,292 20,610 18,700 12,094 14,448
Amortization of intangibles   881     813     1,119     1,532     1,532     1,596     1,640     1,697  
Total non-interest expense $ 34,728   $ 37,454   $ 37,878   $ 42,523   $ 48,158   $ 50,184   $ 43,724   $ 45,428  
 

Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses:

Balance at beginning of period $ 41,660 $ 42,945 $ 43,861 $ 46,958 $ 49,606 $ 52,918 $ 54,147 $ 56,749
Net charge-offs (1,578 ) (388 ) (2,485 ) (1,039 ) (3,029 ) (5,086 ) (1,706 ) (1,313 )
Provision for loan and lease losses   2,863     1,304     5,582     3,687     6,341     6,315     4,308     3,581  
Balance at end of period $ 42,945   $ 43,861   $ 46,958   $ 49,606   $ 52,918   $ 54,147   $ 56,749   $ 59,017  
 

Selected Ratios:

Net interest margin – FTE(2) 5.63 % 5.46 % 5.62 % 5.49 % 5.53 % 5.42 % 5.37 % 5.07 %
Efficiency ratio 45.55 49.82 44.60 43.95 44.08 42.85 36.56 37.58
Net charge-offs to average loans and leases(2)(3)

0.14

0.03 0.19 0.06 0.17 0.37 0.12 0.05
Nonperforming loans and leases to total loans and leases(4)

0.33

0.42

0.58

0.49

0.53 0.33 0.34 0.26
Nonperforming assets to total assets(4)(5) 1.22 1.44 1.19 0.92 0.87 0.56 0.49 0.41
Allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans and leases(4)

1.63

1.58

1.48

1.36

1.33 1.26 1.19 1.08
Loans and leases past due 30 days or more, including past due non-accrual loans and leases, to total loans and leases(4) 0.45 0.75 0.63 0.63 0.79 0.57 0.50 0.41
 
(1)Adjusted to give effect to 2-for-1 stock split on June 23, 2014.
(2)Ratios for interim periods annualized based on actual days.
(3)Excludes purchased loans and net charge-offs related to such loans.
(4)Excludes purchased loans, except for their inclusion in total assets.
(5)Ratios for prior periods have been recalculated to include foreclosed assets previously covered by FDIC loss share agreements as nonperforming assets.
 

   

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.

Average Consolidated Balance Sheets and Net Interest Analysis – FTE

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Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Average   Income/     Yield/ Average   Income/     Yield/ Average   Income/     Yield/ Average   Income/     Yield/
Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
(Dollars in thousands)
ASSETS
Earning assets:
Interest earning deposits and federal funds sold $ 2,309 $ 8 1.39 % $ 2,165 $ 11 2.08 % $ 2,578 $ 35 1.82 % $ 5,218 $ 50 1.27 %
Investment securities:
Taxable 369,189 3,254 3.50 352,281 2,986 3.36 361,879 9,969 3.68 316,658 8,135 3.43
Tax-exempt – FTE 414,785 6,584 6.30 519,546 8,072 6.16 434,673 20,623 6.34 465,059 22,488 6.47
Non-purchased loans and leases – FTE 5,016,009 62,751 4.96 3,399,681 43,220 5.04 4,528,130 170,029 5.02 2,992,573 113,577 5.07
Purchased loans   1,926,236   33,255 6.85   1,331,697   28,686 8.55   1,844,463   101,877 7.38   1,058,345   70,700 8.93
Total earning assets – FTE 7,728,528 105,852 5.43 5,605,370 82,975 5.87 7,171,723 302,533 5.64 4,837,853 214,950 5.94
Non-interest earning assets   1,202,915   830,327   1,101,343   812,377
Total assets $ 8,931,443 $ 6,435,697 $ 8,273,066 $ 5,650,230
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Interest bearing liabilities:
Deposits:
Savings and interest bearing transaction $ 3,766,749 $ 2,230 0.23 % $ 2,821,987 $ 1,508 0.21 % $ 3,377,490 $ 5,418 0.21 % $ 2,470,211 $ 3,845 0.21 %
Time deposits of $100,000 or more 1,210,629 1,554 0.51 626,785 412 0.26 1,190,189 4,225 0.47 500,194 928 0.25
Other time deposits   932,608   850 0.36   564,445   365 0.26   867,799   2,445 0.38   509,709   920 0.24
Total interest bearing deposits 5,909,986 4,634 0.31 4,013,217 2,285 0.23 5,435,478 12,088 0.30 3,480,114 5,693 0.22
Repurchase agreements with customers 75,745 20 0.11 62,430 15 0.09 73,975 56 0.10 62,018 40 0.09
Other borrowings 161,885 1,459 3.58 299,436 2,736 3.63 170,678 4,605 3.61 287,191 8,083 3.76
Subordinated debentures   117,469   984 3.32   64,950   426 2.60   109,488   2,661 3.25   64,950   1,267 2.61
Total interest bearing liabilities 6,265,085 7,097 0.45 4,440,033 5,462 0.49 5,789,619 19,410 0.45 3,894,273 15,083 0.52
Non-interest bearing liabilities:
Non-interest bearing deposits 1,350,466 1,064,142 1,266,826 943,445
Other non-interest bearing liabilities   47,005   67,698   43,325   57,410
Total liabilities 7,662,556 5,571,873 7,099,770 4,895,128
Common stockholders’ equity 1,265,619 860,240 1,169,885 751,602
Noncontrolling interest   3,268   3,584   3,411   3,500
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 8,931,443 $ 6,435,697 $ 8,273,066 $ 5,650,230
       
Net interest income – FTE $ 98,755 $ 77,513 $ 283,123 $ 199,867
Net interest margin – FTE 5.07 % 5.49 % 5.28 % 5.52 %
 

       

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

 

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.

Calculation of Annualized Return on Average

Tangible Common Stockholders’ Equity

Unaudited

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 2015     2014
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Net income available to common stockholders $ 46,128   $ 32,093   $ 130,798   $ 83,855  
Average common stockholders’ equity before noncontrolling interest $ 1,265,619 $ 860,240 $ 1,169,885 $ 751,602
Less average intangible assets:
Goodwill (126,059 ) (78,669 ) (117,313 ) (42,736 )
Core deposit and bank charter intangibles, net of accumulated amortization   (28,807 )   (29,363 )   (28,927 )   (19,770 )
Total average intangibles   (154,866 )   (108,032 )   (146,240 )   (62,506 )
 
Average tangible common stockholders’ equity $ 1,110,753   $ 752,208   $ 1,023,645   $ 689,096  
 
Return on average tangible common stockholders’ equity(1)   16.48 %   16.93 %   17.08 %   16.27 %
 

(1)Annualized based on actual days.

 
   

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.

Calculation of the Ratio of Tangible Book

Value per Common Share

Unaudited

 
September 30,
2015     2014
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Total common stockholders’ equity before noncontrolling interest $ 1,314,517 $ 875,578
Less intangible assets:
Goodwill (128,132 ) (78,669 )

Core deposit and bank charter intangibles, net of accumulated amortization

  (28,624 )  

(28,439

)

Total intangibles   (156,756 )   (107,108 )
 
Total tangible common stockholders’ equity $ 1,157,761   $ 768,470  
 
Common shares outstanding   88,265     79,705  
 
Tangible book value per common share $ 13.12   $ 9.64  
 

   

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.

Calculation of the Ratio of Total Tangible Common

Stockholders’ Equity to Total Tangible Assets

Unaudited

 
September 30,
2015     2014
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Total common stockholders’ equity before noncontrolling interest $ 1,314,517 $ 875,578
Less intangible assets:
Goodwill (128,132 ) (78,669 )

Core deposit and bank charter intangibles, net of accumulated amortization

  (28,624 )  

(28,439

)

Total intangibles   (156,756 )   (107,108 )
 
Total tangible common stockholders’ equity $ 1,157,761   $ 768,470  
 
Total assets $

9,329,216

$ 6,580,360
Less intangible assets:
Goodwill (128,132 ) (78,669 )

Core deposit and bank charter intangibles, net of accumulated amortization

  (28,624 )  

(28,439

)

Total intangibles   (156,756 )   (107,108 )
 
Total tangible assets $

9,172,460

  $ 6,473,252  
 
Ratio of total tangible common stockholders’ equity to total tangible assets  

12.62

%   11.87 %

Contacts

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.
Susan Blair, 501-978-2217

Contacts

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.
Susan Blair, 501-978-2217