East West Bancorp Reports Net Income for First Quarter 2017 of $169.7 Million and Diluted Earnings Per Share of $1.16, Both up 53% from the Prior Quarter

PASADENA, Calif.--()--East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. For the first quarter of 2017, net income was $169.7 million or $1.16 per diluted share. First quarter 2017 return on average assets was 1.97%, return on average equity was 19.7% and return on average tangible1 equity was 23.2%.

“East West had a strong start to the year. In the first quarter of 2017, total loans grew $1.0 billion or 15% annualized to a record $26.5 billion from $25.5 billion as of December 31, 2016. Total deposits grew $652 million or 9% annualized to a record $30.5 billion as of March 31, 2017 from $29.9 billion at the end of 2016,” stated Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. “Noninterest-bearing demand deposits grew to a record $10.7 billion, comprising 35% of East West’s deposit mix.”

“Our strong financial results for the first quarter of 2017 were driven by solid balance sheet expansion. Strong loan and deposit growth drove adjusted2 net interest income growth of 12% linked quarter annualized, to $269 million. Recent rising interest rates supported adjusted2 net interest margin expansion of 12 basis points to 3.29%. Disciplined oversight of our operating expenses delivered an industry-leading adjusted3 efficiency ratio of 43.3%. Finally, along with our strong operating performance, credit quality continues to be stable with an annualized net charge-off ratio of eight basis points this quarter,” continued Ng.

“In summary, East West delivered strong financial performance in the first quarter. Quarter after quarter, year after year, our results illustrate the key strengths of our bank. These key strengths are: consistent organic loan and deposit growth, favorable asset sensitivity, and prudent expense management,” concluded Ng.

(1)   See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 12.
(2) See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 11.
(3) See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 10.

HIGHLIGHTS OF RESULTS

  • Solid Earnings - Net income of $169.7 million for the first quarter of 2017 increased by 53% compared to $110.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2016; diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $1.16 also increased by 53% linked quarter from $0.76. Excluding the net gain on sale of a commercial property during the first quarter of 2017, as noted below, adjusted4 net income of $128.2 million and adjusted4 diluted EPS of $0.88 both increased by 16% from the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Sale of Property - In the first quarter of 2017 East West Bank completed the sale and leaseback of a commercial property in San Francisco, California for a sale price of $120.6 million and entered into a lease agreement for part of the property, including a retail branch and office facilities. The total pre-tax profit from the sale was $85.4 million with $71.7 million recognized in the first quarter and $13.7 million to be deferred over the term of the lease agreement. The first quarter 2017 diluted EPS impact from the sale of the commercial property was $0.28, net of tax.
  • Solid Profitability - Excluding the impact of the commercial property sale, first quarter 2017 adjusted4 return on average assets was 1.49%, up by 22 basis points linked quarter; adjusted4 return on average equity was 14.9%, up by 201 basis points linked quarter, and adjusted5 return on average tangible equity was 17.6%, up by 231 basis points linked quarter.
  • Net Interest Income Growth and Net Interest Margin Expansion - Net interest income totaled $272.1 million for the first quarter of 2017. Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) 310-30 discount accretion declined by $8.4 million linked quarter, as anticipated, and adjusted6 net interest income of $268.9 million increased by $7.8 million sequentially, or 12% annualized, due to growth in the loan portfolio and the positive impact of recent interest rate increases. First quarter 2017 net interest margin (“NIM”) of 3.33% expanded by two basis points linked quarter; the adjusted6 NIM of 3.29% expanded by 12 basis points linked quarter.
  • Record Loans - Total gross loans of $26.5 billion as of March 31, 2017 were up $1.0 billion or 15% annualized from $25.5 billion as of December 31, 2016. The quarter-to-date loan growth was broad based and driven by strong increases across all of our commercial and retail lines of business. Total gross loans grew by 11% year-over-year.
  • Record Deposits - Total deposits of $30.5 billion as of March 31, 2017 were up $652 million or 9% annualized from $29.9 billion as of December 31, 2016. The growth in deposits was primarily due to increases in noninterest-bearing demand deposits, time deposits and interest-bearing checking accounts, partially offset by a decline in money market deposits. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits increased by $475 million to $10.7 billion as of March 31, 2017, comprising 35% of total deposits, up from 34% at the end of 2016. Total deposits grew by 7% year-over-year.
  • Asset Quality - The allowance for loan losses increased to $263.1 million, or 0.99% of loans held-for-investment (“HFI”) as of March 31, 2017, compared to $260.5 million, or 1.02% as of December 31, 2016. The annualized net charge-offs ratio declined to 0.08% of average loans HFI in the current quarter, compared to 0.13% of average loans HFI in the previous quarter. Nonperforming assets increased to $144.8 million or 0.41% of total assets as of March 31, 2017, compared to $129.6 million or 0.37% of total assets as of December 31, 2016.
  • Capital Ratios - Capital levels for East West continue to be solid. Tangible equity per common share as of March 31, 2017 was $21.20, growth of 5% linked quarter and 13% year-over-year. As of March 31, 2017, the tangible equity to tangible assets ratio was 8.79%, the Common Equity Tier 1 (“CET1”) capital ratio was 11.1%, and the total risk-based capital ratio was 12.6%.
(4)   See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 9.
(5) See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 12.
(6) See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 11.
 

QUARTERLY RESULTS SUMMARY

 
  Quarter Ended
($ in millions, except per share data) March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016   March 31, 2016
 
Net income $ 169.74 $ 110.73 $ 107.52
Earnings per share (diluted) $ 1.16 $ 0.76 $ 0.74
Adjusted earnings per share (diluted) (1) $ 0.88 $ 0.76 $ 0.74
Tangible equity (1) per common share $ 21.20 $ 20.27 $ 18.79
Tangible equity (1) to tangible assets   8.79 %   8.52 %   8.31 %
Return on average assets (2) 1.97 % 1.27 % 1.33 %
Return on average equity (2) 19.71 % 12.87 % 13.59 %
Return on average tangible equity (1)(2)   23.21 %   15.26 %   16.49 %
Adjusted return on average assets (1)(2) 1.49 % 1.27 % 1.33 %
Adjusted return on average equity (1)(2) 14.88 % 12.87 % 13.59 %
Adjusted return on average tangible equity (1)(2) 17.57 % 15.26 % 16.49 %
Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (1)(2)   2.09 %   2.10 %   2.01 %
Net interest income $ 272.12 $ 272.70 $ 252.20
Adjusted net interest income (1) $ 268.89 $ 261.10 $ 238.86
Net interest margin (2) 3.33 % 3.31 % 3.32 %
Adjusted net interest margin (1)(2) 3.29 % 3.17 % 3.13 %
Cost of deposits (2)   0.32 %   0.31 %   0.28 %
Adjusted efficiency ratio (1)   43.25 %   43.16 %   44.53 %
(1)   See reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 9, 10, 11 and 12.
(2) Annualized.
 

MANAGEMENT OUTLOOK FOR 2017

Our current outlook for the expected full year 2017 results, compared to our full year 2016 results, is as follows:

  • End of Period Loans: increase at a percentage rate in the low double digits. This is an increase from our previous outlook for full year 2017 loan growth in the high single digits.
  • Net Interest Margin (excluding the impact of ASC 310-30 discount accretion): between 3.35% and 3.45%. This is an increase from our previous outlook for full year 2017 NIM in the range of 3.20% to 3.40%.
  • Noninterest Expense (excluding tax credit amortization & core deposit intangible amortization): increase at a percentage rate in the low single digits. This is unchanged from our previous outlook.
  • Provision for Credit Losses: in the range of $40 million to $50 million. This is unchanged from our previous outlook.
  • Tax Items: projecting investment in renewable energy and historical tax credits of $95 million, and associated tax credit amortization of $75 million, resulting in a full year 2017 effective tax rate ranging from 26% to 29%. This compares to our previous outlook of $90 million of tax credit investments and $80 million of associated tax credit amortization.
  • Interest Rates: our outlook incorporates the current forward rate curve; as such, it assumes two additional Fed Funds rate increases in 2017 in June and November. Our previous outlook incorporated Fed Funds rate increases in June, September, and December.

OPERATING RESULTS SUMMARY

First Quarter 2017 Compared to Fourth Quarter 2016

Net Interest Income

Net interest income totaled $272.1 million, a slight decrease of $0.6 million from $272.7 million.

  • Adjusted7 net interest income, excluding ASC 310-30 discount accretion, increased by $7.8 million or 12% annualized to $268.9 million; ASC 310-30 discount accretion decreased by $8.4 million.
  • Strong average loan growth of $1.1 billion or 17% annualized, to $26.1 billion, up from $25.0 billion.
  • Modest average deposit decline of $118 million or 2% annualized, to $29.7 billion, down from $29.8 billion.
  • Average noninterest-bearing demand deposits comprised 34.0% of total deposits compared to 34.1% last quarter.

Net Interest Margin

Net interest margin expanded by two basis points to 3.33% from 3.31%.

  • Excluding the impact of ASC 310-30 discount accretion, adjusted NIM7 expanded by 12 basis points to 3.29% from 3.17%.
  • The cost of deposits increased by only one basis point to 0.32% from 0.31%.
  • The sequential quarter NIM expansion reflects loan growth and the positive impact of rising interest rates, which more than offset an anticipated decrease in accretion income.

Noninterest Income

Total noninterest income of $116.0 million includes the $71.7 million gain on sale of the commercial property discussed earlier. Excluding this gain, as well as net gains on sales of loans and securities, total fees and operating income of $38.8 million decreased by $8.7 million or 18% from $47.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

  • Letters of credit fees increased by $0.7 million linked quarter to $8.4 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Customer-related foreign exchange (“FX”) income increased in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the prior quarter; however, total FX income declined over the same period largely due to valuation changes associated with currency hedges.
  • Fees from assisting customers to hedge interest rates increased by $1.4 million linked quarter to $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. Overall, derivative fees and other income of $2.5 million declined by $4.5 million linked quarter primarily due to mark-to-market valuation adjustments related to changes in interest rates.

The following table presents fees and other operating income for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016.

             
($ in thousands)   Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016   March 31, 2016
 
Branch fees $ 10,296 $ 10,195 $ 10,222
Letters of credit fees and foreign exchange income 11,069 14,356 9,553
Ancillary loan fees 4,982 5,355 3,577
Wealth management fees 4,530 3,378 3,051
Derivative fees and other income 2,506 7,003 2,543
Other fees and operating income 5,405   7,237   5,609
Total fees and operating income $ 38,788   $ 47,524   $ 34,555
                       
 
(7 ) See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 11.

Noninterest Expense & Effective Tax Rate

Noninterest expense totaled $153.1 million, comprised of $136.9 million of adjusted noninterest expense, $14.4 million of tax credit amortization and $1.8 million of core deposit intangible amortization.

  • Adjusted noninterest expense of $136.9 million decreased by $1.8 million or 1% linked quarter. The adjusted efficiency ratio of 43.3% was essentially steady, increasing by only 9 basis points from 43.2%.
  • Litigation related expense of $3.1 million increased from $(9.9) million in the prior quarter. Fourth quarter 2016 litigation expense included a legal accrual reversal of $13.4 million.
  • The Company’s effective tax rate was 25.6%, compared to an effective tax rate of 31.3% in the prior quarter. The lower tax rate was primarily due to a change in the accounting for stock-based compensation in accordance with Accounting Standards Update 2016-09, which was effective January 1, 2017, lowering the Company’s tax expense in the first quarter by approximately $4.4 million or $0.03 per share

CREDIT QUALITY

The allowance for loan losses totaled $263.1 million as of March 31, 2017, or 0.99% of loans HFI, compared to $260.5 million or 1.02% of loans HFI, and $260.2 million or 1.10% of loans HFI as of December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016, respectively.

  • The Company recorded a provision for credit losses of $7.1 million in the current quarter, compared to $10.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, and $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2016.
  • In the first quarter of 2017, net charge-offs were $5.4 million or 0.08% of average loans HFI, annualized, declining from prior quarter net charge-offs of $8.0 million or 0.13% of average loans HFI, annualized, and compared to prior year quarter net charge-offs of $5.1 million or 0.09% of average loans HFI, annualized.
  • Nonperforming assets increased by $15.2 million or 12% linked quarter to $144.8 million or 0.41% of total assets as of March 31, 2017, compared to 0.37% as of December 31, 2016 and 0.51% as of March 31, 2016. The increase in nonperforming assets was due to two unrelated loans, a commercial real estate loan and a commercial loan, both of which were fully collateralized as of March 31, 2017.

CAPITAL STRENGTH

Capital levels for East West continue to be solid. Tangible equity per common share as of March 31, 2017 was $21.20, an increase of 5% linked quarter and 13% year-over-year. The following table presents the regulatory capital ratios for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016.

               
Regulatory Capital Metrics Basel III


($ in millions)
March 31, 2017 (a) December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 Minimum
Regulatory
Requirements

Well
Capitalized
Regulatory
Requirements

Fully Phased-
in Minimum
Regulatory
Requirements
 
CET1 capital ratio 11.1 % 10.9 % 10.7 % 4.5 % 6.5 % 7.0 %
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.1 % 10.9 % 10.7 % 6.0 % 8.0 % 8.5 %
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.6 % 12.4 % 12.4 % 8.0 % 10.0 % 10.5 %
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 9.0 % 8.7 % 8.5 % 4.0 % 5.0 % 4.0 %
Risk-Weighted Assets (“RWA”) (b) $ 28,048 $ 27,358 $ 25,541 N/A N/A N/A
                                     
N/A   Not applicable.
(a) The Company’s March 31, 2017 regulatory capital ratios and RWA are preliminary.
(b) Under regulatory guidelines, on-balance sheet assets and credit equivalent amounts of derivatives and off-balance sheet items are assigned to one of several broad risk categories based on the nature of the obligor, or, if relevant, the guarantor or the nature of any collateral. The aggregate dollar value in each risk category is then multiplied by the risk weight associated with that category. The resulting weighted values from each of the risk categories are aggregated for determining total RWA.
 

DIVIDEND PAYOUT AND CAPITAL ACTIONS

East West’s Board of Directors has declared second quarter 2017 dividends for the Company’s common stock. The common stock cash dividend of $0.20 per share is payable on May 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on May 1, 2017.

Conference Call

East West will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2017 earnings with the public on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET. The public and investment community are invited to listen as management discusses first quarter 2017 results and operating developments.

  • The following dial-in information is provided for participation in the conference call: calls within the U.S. - (877) 506-6399; calls within Canada - (855) 669-9657; international calls - (412) 902-6699.
  • A presentation to accompany the earnings call will be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com/investors.
  • A listen-only live broadcast of the call will also be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com/investors.
  • A replay of the conference call will be available on April 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time through May 20, 2017. The replay numbers are: within the U.S. - (877) 344-7529; within Canada - (855) 669-9658; International calls - (412) 317-0088; and the replay access code is: 10103877.

About East West

East West Bancorp, Inc. is a publicly owned company with total assets of $35.3 billion and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 130 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West’s presence includes full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Xiamen. For more information on East West, visit the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters set forth herein (including any exhibits hereto) constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements relating to the Company’s current business plans and expectations regarding future operating results. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, the use of forward-looking language, such as “likely result in,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “intends to,” or may include other similar words or phrases, such as “believes,” “plans,” “trend,” “objective,” “continues,” “remains,” or similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “might,” “can,” or similar verbs. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, include, but are not limited to, our ability to compete effectively against other financial institutions in our banking markets; changes in the commercial and consumer real estate markets; changes in our costs of operation, compliance and expansion; changes in the U.S. economy, including inflation, employment levels, rate of growth and general business conditions; changes in government interest rate policies; changes in laws or the regulatory environment including regulatory reform initiatives and policies of the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and California Department of Business Oversight - Division of Financial Institutions; heightened regulatory and governmental oversight and scrutiny of the Company’s business practices, including dealings with retail customers; changes in the economy of and monetary policy in the People’s Republic of China; changes in income tax laws and regulations; changes in accounting standards as may be required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other regulatory agencies and their impact on critical accounting policies and assumptions; changes in the equity and debt securities markets; future credit quality and performance, including our expectations regarding future credit losses and allowance levels; fluctuations of our stock price; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; success and timing of our business strategies; our ability to adopt and successfully integrate new technologies into our business in a strategic manner; impact of reputational risk from negative publicity, fines and penalties and other negative consequences from regulatory violations and legal actions; impact of potential federal tax increases and spending cuts; impact of adverse judgments or settlements in litigation or of regulatory enforcement actions; changes in our ability to receive dividends from our subsidiaries; impact of political developments, wars or other hostilities that may disrupt or increase volatility in securities or otherwise affect economic conditions; impact of natural or man-made disasters or calamities or conflicts; continuing consolidation in the financial services industry; our capital requirements and our ability to generate capital internally or raise capital on favorable terms; impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on our business, business practices and cost of operations; impact of adverse changes to our credit ratings from the major credit rating agencies; impact of failure in, or breach of, our operational or security systems or infrastructure, or those of third parties with whom we do business, including as a result of cyber attacks; and other similar matters which could result in, among other things, confidential and/or proprietary information being disclosed or misused; adequacy of our risk management framework, disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting; the effect of the current low interest rate environment or changes in interest rates on our net interest income and net interest margin; the effect of changes in the level of checking or savings account deposits on our funding costs and net interest margin; a recurrence of significant turbulence or disruption in the capital or financial markets, which could result in, among other things, a reduction in the availability of funding or increased funding costs, reduced investor demand for mortgage loans and declines in asset values and/ or recognition of other-than-temporary impairment on securities held in our available-for-sale investment securities portfolio; and other factors set forth in the Company’s public reports including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and particularly the discussion of risk factors within that document. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or if any of the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements proves to be incorrect, the Company’s results could differ materially from those expressed in, implied or projected by such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ and shares in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Table 1                    
           
          March 31, 2017
% Change
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 Qtr-o-Qtr Yr-o-Yr
Assets
Cash and due from banks $ 346,005 $ 460,559 $ 319,892 (24.9 )% 8.2 %
Interest-bearing cash with banks 2,088,638   1,417,944   1,945,405   47.3 7.4
Cash and cash equivalents 2,434,643 1,878,503 2,265,297 29.6 7.5
Interest-bearing deposits with banks 249,849 323,148 305,548 (22.7 ) (18.2 )
Securities purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”) (1) 1,650,000 2,000,000 1,800,000 (17.5 ) (8.3 )
Investment securities 3,094,531 3,479,766 3,365,373 (11.1 ) (8.0 )
Loans held-for-sale 28,931 23,076 28,795 25.4 0.5
Loans held-for-investment (net of allowance for loan losses of $263,094, $260,520 and $260,238) 26,198,198 25,242,619 23,494,126 3.8 11.5
Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, net 176,965 183,917 186,999 (3.8 ) (5.4 )
Investments in tax credit and other investments, net 177,023 173,280 170,665 2.2 3.7
Goodwill 469,433 469,433 469,433
Other assets 862,553   1,015,098   1,022,933   (15.0 ) (15.7 )
Total assets $ 35,342,126   $ 34,788,840   $ 33,109,169   1.6 % 6.7 %
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Customer deposits $ 30,542,975 $ 29,890,983 $ 28,596,247 2.2 % 6.8 %
Short-term borrowings 42,023 60,050 10,093 (30.0 ) 316.4
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances 322,196 321,643 319,973 0.2 0.7
Securities sold under repurchase agreements (“repurchase agreements”) (1) 200,000 350,000 200,000 (42.9 )
Long-term debt 181,388 186,327 201,102 (2.7 ) (9.8 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 487,590   552,096   564,973   (11.7 ) (13.7 )
Total liabilities 31,776,172 31,361,099 29,892,388 1.3 6.3
Stockholders’ equity 3,565,954   3,427,741   3,216,781   4.0 10.9
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 35,342,126   $ 34,788,840   $ 33,109,169   1.6 % 6.7 %
 
Book value per common share $ 24.68 $ 23.78 $ 22.33 3.8 % 10.5 %
Tangible equity (2) per common share $ 21.20 $ 20.27 $ 18.79 4.6 12.8
Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio (2) 8.79 % 8.52 % 8.31 % 3.2 5.8
Number of common shares at period-end 144,462 144,167 144,064 0.2 0.3
                                 

(1) Resale and repurchase agreements are reported net pursuant to Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 210-20-45, Balance Sheet Offsetting. As of March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and March 31, 2016, $250.0 million, $100.0 million and $250.0 million out of $450.0 million of gross repurchase agreements were eligible for netting against resale agreements, respectively.

(2) See reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 12.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
TOTAL LOANS AND DEPOSITS DETAIL
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 2                    
           
          March 31, 2017
% Change
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 Qtr-o-Qtr Yr-o-Yr
Loans:
Real estate - commercial $ 8,302,098 $ 8,016,109 $ 7,809,925 3.6 % 6.3 %
Real estate - land and construction 684,792 674,754 630,813 1.5 8.6
Commercial 9,918,072 9,640,563 8,805,323 2.9 12.6
Real estate - single-family 3,700,072 3,509,779 3,110,787 5.4 18.9
Real estate - multifamily 1,732,695 1,585,939 1,349,511 9.3 28.4
Consumer 2,123,563   2,075,995   2,048,005   2.3 3.7
Total loans held-for-investment (1)(2) 26,461,292 25,503,139 23,754,364 3.8 11.4
Loans held-for-sale 28,931   23,076   28,795   25.4 0.5
Total loans (1)(2), including loans held-for-sale 26,490,223 25,526,215 23,783,159 3.8 11.4
Allowance for loan losses (263,094 ) (260,520 ) (260,238 ) 1.0 1.1
Net loans (1)(2) $ 26,227,129   $ 25,265,695   $ 23,522,921   3.8 % 11.5 %
 
Customer deposits:
Noninterest-bearing demand $ 10,658,946 $ 10,183,946 $ 9,461,568 4.7 % 12.7 %
Interest-bearing checking 3,803,710 3,674,417 3,434,154 3.5 10.8
Money market 7,990,253 8,174,854 7,638,444 (2.3 ) 4.6
Savings 2,247,902   2,242,497   1,997,365   0.2 12.5
Total core deposits 24,700,811 24,275,714 22,531,531 1.8 9.6
Time deposits 5,842,164   5,615,269   6,064,716   4.0 (3.7 )
Total deposits $ 30,542,975   $ 29,890,983   $ 28,596,247   2.2 % 6.8 %
                                     

(1) Includes $(4.7) million, $1.2 million and $(13.5) million as of March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016, respectively, of net deferred loan fees, unamortized premiums and unaccreted discounts.
(2) Includes ASC 310-30 discount of $46.7 million, $49.4 million and $68.7 million as of March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016, respectively.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
($ and shares in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Table 3                    
           
Quarter Ended March 31, 2017
% Change
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 Qtr-o-Qtr Yr-o-Yr
Interest and dividend income $ 302,669 $ 302,127 $ 276,172 0.2 % 9.6 %
Interest expense 30,547   29,425   23,968   3.8 27.4
Net interest income before provision for credit losses 272,122 272,702 252,204 (0.2 ) 7.9
Provision for credit losses 7,068   10,461   1,440   (32.4 ) 390.8
Net interest income after provision for credit losses 265,054 262,241 250,764 1.1 5.7
Noninterest income 116,023 48,800 40,513 137.8 186.4
Noninterest expense 153,073   149,904   146,606   2.1 4.4
Income before income taxes 228,004 161,137 144,671 41.5 57.6
Income tax expense 58,268   50,403   37,155   15.6 56.8
Net income $ 169,736   $ 110,734   $ 107,516   53.3 % 57.9 %
Earnings per share (“EPS”)
- Basic $ 1.18 $ 0.77 $ 0.75 53.2 % 57.3 %
- Diluted $ 1.16 $ 0.76 $ 0.74 52.6 56.8
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
- Basic 144,249 144,166 143,958 0.1 % 0.2 %
- Diluted 145,732 145,428 144,803 0.2 0.6
 
Quarter Ended March 31, 2017
% Change
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 Qtr-o-Qtr Yr-o-Yr
Noninterest income:
Branch fees $ 10,296 $ 10,195 $ 10,222 1.0 % 0.7 %
Letters of credit fees and foreign exchange income 11,069 14,356 9,553 (22.9 ) 15.9
Ancillary loan fees 4,982 5,355 3,577 (7.0 ) 39.3
Wealth management fees 4,530 3,378 3,051 34.1 48.5
Derivative fees and other income 2,506 7,003 2,543 (64.2 ) (1.5 )
Net gains (losses) on sales of loans 2,754 (880 ) 1,927 NM 42.9
Net gains on sales of available-for-sale investment securities 2,474 1,894 3,842 30.6 (35.6 )
Net gains on sales of fixed assets 72,007 262 189 NM NM
Other fees and operating income 5,405   7,237   5,609   (25.3 ) (3.6 )
Total noninterest income $ 116,023   $ 48,800   $ 40,513   137.8 % 186.4 %
Noninterest expense:
Compensation and employee benefits $ 84,603 $ 79,949 $ 71,837 5.8 % 17.8 %
Occupancy and equipment expense 15,640 15,834 14,415 (1.2 ) 8.5
Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments 5,929 5,938 5,418 (0.2 ) 9.4
Legal expense 3,062 (9,873 ) 3,007 NM 1.8
Data processing 2,947 2,971 2,688 (0.8 ) 9.6
Consulting expense 1,919 3,715 8,452 (48.3 ) (77.3 )
Deposit related expenses 2,365 2,719 2,320 (13.0 ) 1.9
Computer software expense 3,968 3,647 2,741 8.8 44.8
Other operating expense 16,463 20,428 19,469 (19.4 ) (15.4 )
Amortization of tax credit and other investments 14,360 22,667 14,155 (36.6 ) 1.4
Amortization of core deposit intangibles 1,817   1,909   2,104   (4.8 ) (13.6 )
Total noninterest expense $ 153,073   $ 149,904   $ 146,606   2.1 % 4.4 %
                                     

NM Not Meaningful.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 4                    
         
Average Balances Quarter Ended March 31, 2017
% Change
  March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 Qtr-o-Qtr Yr-o-Yr
Loans:
Real estate - commercial $ 8,144,892 $ 7,869,979 $ 7,706,559 3.5 % 5.7 %
Real estate - land and construction 673,441 734,081 646,555 (8.3 ) 4.2
Commercial 9,954,311 9,454,884 8,859,806 5.3 12.4
Real estate - single-family 3,553,488 3,407,615 3,055,891 4.3 16.3
Real estate - multifamily 1,655,048 1,467,978 1,522,653 12.7 8.7
Consumer 2,105,998   2,098,659   2,027,809   0.3 3.9
Total loans (1) $ 26,087,178   $ 25,033,196   $ 23,819,273   4.2 % 9.5 %
 
Investment securities $ 3,260,004   $ 3,551,863   $ 3,264,801   (8.2 )% (0.1 )%
Interest-earning assets $ 33,095,396   $ 32,736,669   $ 30,598,462   1.1 % 8.2 %
Total assets $ 34,928,031   $ 34,679,137   $ 32,486,723   0.7 % 7.5 %
 
Customer deposits:
Noninterest-bearing demand $ 10,112,174 $ 10,159,022 $ 8,769,752 (0.5 )% 15.3 %
Interest-bearing checking 3,598,809 3,641,320 3,359,498 (1.2 ) 7.1
Money market 7,942,833 8,157,508 7,425,797 (2.6 ) 7.0
Savings 2,284,116   2,284,282   1,961,413   16.5
Total core deposits 23,937,932 24,242,132 21,516,460 (1.3 ) 11.3
Time deposits 5,771,387   5,584,838   6,302,152   3.3 (8.4 )
Total deposits $ 29,709,319   $ 29,826,970   $ 27,818,612   (0.4 )% 6.8 %
 
Interest-bearing liabilities $ 20,786,169   $ 20,522,442   $ 19,966,312   1.3 % 4.1 %
Stockholders’ equity $ 3,493,396   $ 3,423,405   $ 3,181,368   2.0 % 9.8 %
                     
 
Selected Ratios (2) Quarter Ended March 31, 2017
Basis Point Change
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 Qtr-o-Qtr Yr-o-Yr
Return on average assets 1.97 % 1.27 % 1.33 % 70 bps 64 bps
Adjusted return on average assets (3) 1.49 % 1.27 % 1.33 % 22 16
Return on average equity 19.71 % 12.87 % 13.59 % 684 612
Adjusted return on average equity (3) 14.88 % 12.87 % 13.59 % 201 129
Return on average tangible equity (3) 23.21 % 15.26 % 16.49 % 795 672
Adjusted return on average tangible equity (3) 17.57 % 15.26 % 16.49 % 231 108
Interest rate spread 3.11 % 3.10 % 3.15 % 1 (4 )
Net interest margin 3.33 % 3.31 % 3.32 % 2 1
Adjusted net interest margin (3) 3.29 % 3.17 % 3.13 % 12 16
Yield on average interest-earning assets 3.71 % 3.67 % 3.63 % 4 8
Cost of interest-bearing deposits 0.49 % 0.48 % 0.41 % 1 8
Cost of deposits 0.32 % 0.31 % 0.28 % 1 4
Cost of funds 0.40 % 0.38 % 0.34 % 2 6
Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (3) 2.09 % 2.10 % 2.01 % (1 ) 8
Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (3) 1.59 % 1.59 % 1.61 % (2 )
Adjusted efficiency ratio (3) 43.25 % 43.16 % 44.53 % 9 bps (128) bps
                             

(1) Includes average balances of ASC 310-30 discount of $48.6 million, $54.7 million and $76.7 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016, respectively.
(2) Annualized except for efficiency ratio.
(3) See reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 9, 10, 11 and 12.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
QUARTER-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 5                        
             
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
Average Average Average Average
Balance Interest Yield/Rate(1) Balance Interest Yield/Rate(1)
Assets
Interest-earning assets:
Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks $ 1,676,333 $ 5,116 1.24 % $ 2,264,787 $ 4,486 0.79 %
Resale agreements (2) 1,997,222 9,468 1.92 % 1,814,130 8,068 1.77 %
Investment securities 3,260,004 15,247 1.90 % 3,551,863 15,966 1.79 %
Loans (3) 26,087,178 272,061 4.23 % 25,033,196 272,188 4.33 %
FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank stock 74,659   777   4.22 % 72,693   1,419   7.77 %
Total interest-earning assets 33,095,396   302,669   3.71 % 32,736,669   302,127   3.67 %
 
Noninterest-earning assets:
Cash and due from banks 388,410 410,919
Allowance for loan losses (263,957 ) (258,978 )
Other assets 1,708,182   1,790,527  
Total assets $ 34,928,031   $ 34,679,137  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Checking deposits $ 3,598,809 $ 3,587 0.40 % $ 3,641,320 $ 3,582 0.39 %
Money market deposits 7,942,833 8,436 0.43 % 8,157,508 7,799 0.38 %
Savings deposits 2,284,116 1,329 0.24 % 2,284,282 1,512 0.26 %
Time deposits 5,771,387 10,320 0.73 % 5,584,838 10,623 0.76 %
Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings 55,329 413 3.03 % 44,079 323 2.92 %
FHLB advances 600,736 2,030 1.37 % 321,357 1,432 1.77 %
Repurchase agreements (2) 346,667 3,143 3.68 % 297,826 2,863 3.82 %
Long-term debt 186,292   1,289   2.81 % 191,232   1,291   2.69 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 20,786,169   30,547   0.60 % 20,522,442   29,425   0.57 %
 
Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders’ equity:
Demand deposits 10,112,174 10,159,022
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 536,292 574,268
Stockholders’ equity 3,493,396   3,423,405  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 34,928,031   $ 34,679,137  
 
Interest rate spread 3.11 % 3.10 %
Net interest income and net interest margin $ 272,122   3.33 % $ 272,702   3.31 %
Adjusted net interest income and net interest margin (4) $ 268,889   3.29 % $ 261,101   3.17 %
                                     

(1) Annualized.
(2) Average balances of resale and repurchase agreements are reported net, pursuant to ASC 210-20-45, Balance Sheet Offsetting.
(3) Includes average balances of ASC 310-30 discount of $48.6 million and $54.7 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.
(4) See reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 11.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
QUARTER-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 6                        
             
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 March 31, 2016
Average Average Average Average
Balance Interest Yield/Rate(1) Balance Interest Yield/Rate(1)
Assets
Interest-earning assets:
Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks $ 1,676,333 $ 5,116 1.24 % $ 2,052,787 $ 3,965 0.78 %
Resale agreements (2) 1,997,222 9,468 1.92 % 1,379,121 6,677 1.95 %
Investment securities 3,260,004 15,247 1.90 % 3,264,801 11,193 1.38 %
Loans (3) 26,087,178 272,061 4.23 % 23,819,273 253,542 4.28 %
FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank stock 74,659   777   4.22 % 82,480   795   3.88 %
Total interest-earning assets 33,095,396   302,669   3.71 % 30,598,462   276,172   3.63 %
 
Noninterest-earning assets:
Cash and due from banks 388,410 357,714
Allowance for loan losses (263,957 ) (264,217 )
Other assets 1,708,182   1,794,764  
Total assets $ 34,928,031   $ 32,486,723  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Checking deposits $ 3,598,809 $ 3,587 0.40 % $ 3,359,498 $ 2,826 0.34 %
Money market deposits 7,942,833 8,436 0.43 % 7,425,797 6,303 0.34 %
Savings deposits 2,284,116 1,329 0.24 % 1,961,413 1,009 0.21 %
Time deposits 5,771,387 10,320 0.73 % 6,302,152 9,159 0.58 %
Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings 55,329 413 3.03 % 1,730 9 2.09 %
FHLB advances 600,736 2,030 1.37 % 562,489 1,500 1.07 %
Repurchase agreements (2) 346,667 3,143 3.68 % 147,253 1,926 5.26 %
Long-term debt 186,292   1,289   2.81 % 205,980   1,236   2.41 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 20,786,169   30,547   0.60 % 19,966,312   23,968   0.48 %
 
Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders’ equity:
Demand deposits 10,112,174 8,769,752
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 536,292 569,291
Stockholders’ equity 3,493,396   3,181,368  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 34,928,031   $ 32,486,723  
 
Interest rate spread 3.11 % 3.15 %
Net interest income and net interest margin $ 272,122   3.33 % $ 252,204   3.32 %
Adjusted net interest income and net interest margin (4) $ 268,889   3.29 % $ 238,857   3.13 %
                                     

(1) Annualized.
(2) Average balances of resale and repurchase agreements are reported net, pursuant to ASC 210-20-45, Balance Sheet Offsetting.
(3) Includes average balances of ASC 310-30 discount of $48.6 million and $76.7 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
(4) See reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 11.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
ALLOWANCE FOR CREDIT LOSSES
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 7            
       
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Non-Purchased Credit Impaired (“Non-PCI”) Loans
Allowance for non-PCI loans, beginning of period $ 260,402 $ 255,656 $ 264,600
Provision for loan losses on non-PCI loans 8,046 12,707 417
Net (recoveries) charge-offs:
Commercial real estate (445 ) (741 ) (41 )
Commercial 6,602 9,584 5,174
Real estate - single-family (11 ) (222 ) 116
Real estate - multifamily (567 ) (607 ) (76 )
Consumer (138 ) (53 ) (66 )
Total net charge-offs 5,441   7,961   5,107  
Allowance for non-PCI loans, end of period 263,007   260,402   259,910  
Purchased Credit Impaired (“PCI”) Loans
Allowance for PCI loans, beginning of period 118 156 359
Reversal of provision for loan losses on PCI loans (31 ) (38 ) (31 )
Allowance for PCI loans, end of period 87   118   328  
Allowance for loan losses 263,094   260,520   260,238  
Unfunded Credit Facilities
Allowance for unfunded credit reserves, beginning of period 16,121 18,329 20,360
(Reversal of) provision for unfunded credit reserves (947 ) (2,208 ) 1,054  
Allowance for unfunded credit reserves, end of period 15,174   16,121   21,414  
Allowance for credit losses $ 278,268   $ 276,641   $ 281,652  
                         
 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
CREDIT QUALITY
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 8            
     
Non-PCI Nonperforming Assets March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
 
Nonaccrual loans:
Real estate - commercial $ 33,716 $ 26,907 $ 52,978
Real estate - land and construction 4,500 5,326 6,195
Commercial 92,093 81,256 72,816
Real estate - single-family 5,643 4,214 11,412
Real estate - multifamily 2,222 2,984 14,799
Consumer 2,981   2,130   4,693  
Total nonaccrual loans 141,155 122,817 162,893
OREO, net 3,602   6,745   6,099  
Total nonperforming assets $ 144,757   $ 129,562   $ 168,992  
               
 
Credit Quality Ratios March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
 
Non-PCI nonperforming assets to total assets (1) 0.41 % 0.37 % 0.51 %
Non-PCI nonaccrual loans to loans held-for-investment (1) 0.53 % 0.48 % 0.69 %
Allowance for loan losses to loans held-for-investment (1) 0.99 % 1.02 % 1.10 %
Allowance for loan losses to non-PCI nonaccrual loans 186.39 % 212.12 % 159.76 %
Net charge-offs (2) to average loans held-for-investment 0.08 % 0.13 % 0.09 %
                   

(1) Total assets and loans held-for-investment include PCI loans of $611.7 million, $642.4 million and $866.8 million as of March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and March 31, 2016, respectively.
(2) Annualized.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
($ and shares in thousands, except for per share data)
(unaudited)
Table 9                
       

As previously disclosed on the March 30, 2017 Form 8-K, the Company consummated a sale and leaseback transaction on a commercial property and recognized a pre-tax gain on sale of $71.7 million during the first quarter of 2017. The table below shows the computation of the diluted earnings per common share excluding the after-tax effect of the gain on sale of the commercial property, return on assets excluding the after-tax effect of the gain on sale of the commercial property and return on equity excluding the after-tax effect of the gain on sale of the commercial property. Management believes that eliminating the effects of the gain on sale of the commercial property makes it easier to analyze the results by presenting them on a more comparable basis.

 
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Net income (a) $ 169,736 $ 110,734 $ 107,516
Less: Gain on sale of the commercial property, net of tax (1) (b) (41,526 )    
Adjusted net income (c) $ 128,210   $ 110,734   $ 107,516  
 
Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding (d) 145,732   145,428   144,803  
 
Diluted EPS (a)/(d) $ 1.16 $ 0.76 $ 0.74
Diluted EPS impact of gain on sale of the commercial property, net of tax (b)/(d) (0.28 )    
Adjusted diluted EPS $ 0.88   $ 0.76   $ 0.74  
 
Average total assets (e) $ 34,928,031   $ 34,679,137   $ 32,486,723  
Average stockholders’ equity (f) $ 3,493,396   $ 3,423,405   $ 3,181,368  
Return on average assets (2) (a)/(e) 1.97 % 1.27 % 1.33 %
Adjusted return on average assets (2) (c)/(e) 1.49 % 1.27 % 1.33 %
Return on average equity (2) (a)/(f) 19.71 % 12.87 % 13.59 %
Adjusted return on average equity (2) (c)/(f) 14.88 % 12.87 % 13.59 %
                       

(1) Applied statutory tax rate of 42.05%.
(2) Annualized.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 10                
       
Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio represents the aggregate of net interest income and adjusted noninterest income less adjusted noninterest expense, divided by average total assets. Adjusted noninterest income excludes the gain on sale of the commercial property (where applicable). Adjusted noninterest expense excludes the reversal of a legal accrual (where applicable), the amortization of tax credit and other investments and the amortization of core deposit intangibles. The ratios presented below provide clarity to financial statement users regarding the ongoing performance of the Company and allow comparability to prior periods.
 
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Net interest income before provision for credit losses (a) $ 272,122 $ 272,702 $ 252,204
Total noninterest income 116,023 48,800 40,513
Less: Gain on sale of the commercial property (71,654 )    
Adjusted noninterest income (b) $ 44,369   $ 48,800   $ 40,513  
Net interest income and adjusted noninterest income (a)+(b) = (c) $ 316,491 $ 321,502 $ 292,717
 
Total noninterest expense $ 153,073 $ 149,904 $ 146,606
Less: Legal accrual reversal 13,417
Amortization of tax credit and other investments (14,360 ) (22,667 ) (14,155 )
Amortization of core deposit intangibles (1,817 ) (1,909 ) (2,104 )
Adjusted noninterest expense (d) $ 136,896 $ 138,745 $ 130,347
     
Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income (c)-(d) = (e) $ 179,595   $ 182,757   $ 162,370  
Average total assets (f) $ 34,928,031   $ 34,679,137   $ 32,486,723  
Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (1) (e)/(f) 2.09 % 2.10 % 2.01 %
Adjusted noninterest expense (1)/average assets (d)/(f) 1.59 % 1.59 % 1.61 %
                 
Adjusted efficiency ratio represents adjusted noninterest expense divided by the aggregate of net interest income and adjusted noninterest income. The Company believes that presenting the adjusted efficiency ratio shows the trend in recurring overhead-related noninterest expense relative to recurring net revenues. This provides clarity to financial statement users regarding the ongoing performance of the Company and allows comparability to prior periods.
 
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Adjusted noninterest expense (g) $ 136,896 $ 138,745 $ 130,347
Net interest income and adjusted noninterest income (h) $ 316,491   $ 321,502   $ 292,717  
Adjusted efficiency ratio (g)/(h) 43.25 % 43.16 % 44.53 %
                       

(1) Annualized.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 11                
       
The Company believes that presenting the adjusted average loan yields and adjusted net interest margin that exclude the ASC 310-30 impacts provides clarity to financial statement users regarding the ongoing performance of the Company and allows comparability to prior periods.
 
Quarter Ended
Yield on Average Loans     March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Interest income on loans (a) $ 272,061 $ 272,188 $ 253,542
Less: ASC 310-30 discount accretion income (3,233 ) (11,601 ) (13,347 )
Adjusted interest income on loans (b) $ 268,828   $ 260,587   $ 240,195  
 
Average loans (c) $ 26,087,178 $ 25,033,196 $ 23,819,273
Add: ASC 310-30 discount 48,566   54,664   76,736  
Adjusted average loans (d) $ 26,135,744   $ 25,087,860   $ 23,896,009  
 
Average loan yields (1) (a)/(c) 4.23 % 4.33 % 4.28 %
Adjusted average loan yields (1) (b)/(d) 4.17 % 4.13 % 4.04 %
 
Net Interest Margin    
Net interest income (e) $ 272,122 $ 272,702 $ 252,204
Less: ASC 310-30 discount accretion income (3,233 ) (11,601 ) (13,347 )
Adjusted net interest income (f) $ 268,889   $ 261,101   $ 238,857  
 
Average interest-earning assets (g) $ 33,095,396 $ 32,736,669 $ 30,598,462
Add: ASC 310-30 discount 48,566   54,664   76,736  
Adjusted average interest-earning assets (h) $ 33,143,962   $ 32,791,333   $ 30,675,198  
 
Net interest margin (1) (e)/(g) 3.33 % 3.31 % 3.32 %
Adjusted net interest margin (1) (f)/(h) 3.29 % 3.17 % 3.13 %
                       

(1) Annualized.

 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
($ in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 12                
       
The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to provide supplemental information regarding the Company’s performance. Tangible equity and tangible equity to tangible assets ratios are non-GAAP disclosures. Tangible equity represents stockholders’ equity which has been reduced by goodwill and other intangible assets. Given that the use of such measures and ratios are more prevalent in the banking industry, and used by banking regulators and analysts, the Company has included them for discussion.
         
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Stockholders’ equity $ 3,565,954 $ 3,427,741 $ 3,216,781
Less: Goodwill (469,433 ) (469,433 ) (469,433 )
Other intangible assets (1) (33,843 ) (35,670 ) (39,676 )
Tangible equity (a) $ 3,062,678   $ 2,922,638   $ 2,707,672  
 
Total assets $ 35,342,126 $ 34,788,840 $ 33,109,169
Less: Goodwill (469,433 ) (469,433 ) (469,433 )
Other intangible assets (1) (33,843 ) (35,670 ) (39,676 )
Tangible assets (b) $ 34,838,850   $ 34,283,737   $ 32,600,060  
Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio (a)/(b) 8.79 % 8.52 % 8.31 %
                 
 
Adjusted return on average tangible equity represents adjusted tangible net income divided by average tangible equity. Adjusted tangible net income excludes the after-tax effect of the amortization of core deposit intangibles, the after-tax effect of the amortization of mortgage servicing assets and the after-tax effect of the gain on sale of the commercial property.
 
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Net Income $ 169,736 $ 110,734 $ 107,516
Add: Amortization of core deposit intangibles, net of tax (2) 1,053 1,106 1,219
Amortization of mortgage servicing assets, net of tax (2) 266   106   763  
Tangible net income (c) $ 171,055   $ 111,946   $ 109,498  
Less: Gain on sale of the commercial property, net of tax(2) (41,526 )    
Adjusted tangible net income (d) $ 129,529   $ 111,946   $ 109,498  
 
Average stockholders’ equity $ 3,493,396 $ 3,423,405 $ 3,181,368
Less: Average goodwill (469,433 ) (469,433 ) (469,433 )
Average other intangible assets (1) (34,987 ) (36,354 ) (40,946 )
Average tangible equity (e) $ 2,988,976   $ 2,917,618   $ 2,670,989  
Return on average tangible equity (3) (c)/(e) 23.21 % 15.26 % 16.49 %
Adjusted return on average tangible equity (3) (d)/(e) 17.57 % 15.26 % 16.49 %
                       

(1) Includes core deposit intangibles and mortgage servicing assets.
(2) Applied statutory tax rate of 42.05%.
(3) Annualized.

Contacts

East West Bancorp, Inc.
Irene Oh
Chief Financial Officer
(626) 768-6360
irene.oh@eastwestbank.com
or
Julianna Balicka
Director of Strategy and Corporate Development
(626) 768-6985
julianna.balicka@eastwestbank.com

Contacts

East West Bancorp, Inc.
Irene Oh
Chief Financial Officer
(626) 768-6360
irene.oh@eastwestbank.com
or
Julianna Balicka
Director of Strategy and Corporate Development
(626) 768-6985
julianna.balicka@eastwestbank.com