NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bank of Marin Bancorp, "Bancorp" (NASDAQ:BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, announced record quarterly earnings of $5.6 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to $4.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2015. Diluted earnings per share totaled $0.93 in the first quarter, an increase from $0.81 in the prior quarter and $0.74 in the same quarter a year ago.
“We built up considerable earnings momentum coming out of 2015 which is reflected in our first quarter results. Gains on acquired loan payoffs and securities sales also had a positive impact on earnings in the first quarter,” said Russell A. Colombo, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our deposit and loan pipelines are healthy and we made some important commercial banking hires in the quarter, primarily in the East Bay and Santa Rosa markets.”
Bancorp also provided the following highlights on its operating and financial performance for the first quarter of 2016:
- Loans totaled $1,441.8 million at March 31, 2016, compared to $1,451.2 million at December 31, 2015 and $1,346.5 million at March 31, 2015. New loan volume of approximately $29 million in the first quarter of 2016 was offset by payoffs of approximately $37 million.
- Deposits continue to reflect the strength of our customer relationships. Non-interest bearing deposits make up 45.1% of total deposits and the cost of total deposits is 0.08%.
- Credit quality remains a cornerstone of our credit culture. Non-accrual loans represent 0.18% of total loans as of March 31, 2016 with the Texas Ratio at 1.36%. There was no provision for loan losses recorded in the quarter.
- At 10.38%, return on equity is up from 9.12% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 8.92% in the first quarter of 2015. Return on assets is also up to 1.15% from 0.98% in the prior quarter and 1.00% a year ago.
- All capital ratios are well above regulatory requirements for a well-capitalized institution. The total risk-based capital ratio for Bancorp was 13.9% at March 31, 2016 compared to 13.4% at December 31, 2015 and tangible common equity to tangible assets increased to 11.0% at March 31, 2016 from 10.1% at December 31, 2015.
- To reflect the strength of the Bank and its future prospects, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on April 22, 2016. The cash dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 6, 2016 and will be payable on May 13, 2016.
Loans and Credit Quality
Geographically, loan originations were distributed across our markets. By loan type, investor commercial real estate and commercial and industrial, including related owner-occupied commercial real estate, accounted for the majority of the new loan volume for the quarter.
Non-accrual loans totaled $2.7 million, or 0.18% of Bancorp's loan portfolio at March 31, 2016, compared to $2.2 million, or 0.15%, at December 31, 2015 and $9.5 million, or 0.70% a year ago. The decrease in non-accrual loans from a year ago primarily relates to a previously non-performing loan that was returned to accrual status, the payoff of a commercial real estate loan, and a land development loan that was sold. Accruing loans past due 30 to 89 days totaled $584 thousand at March 31, 2016, compared to $2.1 million at December 31, 2015 and $949 thousand a year ago.
There was no provision for loan losses recorded in the first quarter of 2016 as the existing level of loan loss reserve did not warrant a provision, consistent with the same quarter a year ago. A provision for loan losses of $500 thousand was recorded in the prior quarter primarily due to the significant loan growth in the fourth quarter. Net recoveries for the first quarter totaled $29 thousand compared to $42 thousand in the prior quarter and $57 thousand in the same quarter a year ago. The ratio of loan loss reserve to loans totaled 1.04% at March 31, 2016, compared to 1.03% at December 31, 2015 and 1.13% at March 31, 2015.
Investments and Borrowings
The investment portfolio totaled $399.5 million at March 31, 2016, a decline of $87.9 million from December 31, 2015. In addition to paydowns and maturities in the securities portfolio, $54.9 million in securities were sold at gains totaling $110 thousand, and overnight borrowings were reduced by $47.7 million.
Deposits totaled $1,681.3 million at March 31, 2016, compared to $1,728.2 million at December 31, 2015 and $1,585.1 million at March 31, 2015. The $46.9 million decline was due to normal seasonal factors in several deposit customers' balances related to their business models. Non-interest bearing deposits totaled $758.9 million, or 45.1% of total deposits, compared to 44.6% at December 31, 2015 and 45.2% at March 31, 2015.
“We are pleased to have increased our net interest margin while staying true to our credit culture,” said Tani Girton, Chief Financial Officer. “Our expense discipline is evident in the 57.74% efficiency ratio, and strong capital and liquidity positions will support continued growth in 2016.”
Net interest income totaled $18.6 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to $17.2 million in the prior quarter and $16.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Interest income increased due to higher average loan balances in the first quarter of 2016 related to substantial loan growth late in the fourth quarter of 2015. Gains on payoffs of Purchased Credit Impaired ("PCI") loans in the first quarter of 2016 also contributed to the increase.
The tax-equivalent net interest margin was 4.04% in the first quarter of 2016, compared to 3.70% in the prior quarter and 4.00% in the same quarter a year ago. The increase from last quarter includes 10 basis points related to a shift in the mix of interest-earning assets from lower yielding interest-bearing cash and investment securities to higher yielding loans. Another 21 basis points came from PCI loan payoffs and market value adjustments on interest rate swaps.
Loans acquired through the acquisition of other banks are classified as PCI or non-PCI loans and are recorded at fair value at acquisition date. For acquired loans not considered credit impaired, the level of accretion varies due to maturities and early payoffs. Accretion on PCI loans fluctuates based on changes in cash flows expected to be collected. Gains on payoffs of PCI loans are recorded as interest income when the payoff amounts exceed the recorded investment. PCI loans totaled $2.8 million, $3.7 million, and $5.1 million at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively.
Accretion and gains on payoffs of purchased loans recorded to interest income were as follows:
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|March 31, 2016||December 31, 2015||March 31, 2015|
|(dollars in thousands; unaudited)||
|Accretion on PCI loans||$||98||2 bps||$||128||3 bps||$||119||3 bps|
|Accretion on non-PCI loans||$||330||7 bps||$||243||5 bps||$||371||9 bps|
|Gains on payoffs of PCI loans||$||740||16 bps||$||—||0 bps||$||43||1 bps|
Non-interest income in the first quarter of 2016 totaled $2.2 million, compared to $2.1 million in the prior quarter and $2.2 million in the same quarter a year ago. The increase compared to the prior quarter relates to a $110 thousand net gain on the sale of four government agency debentures.
Non-interest expense totaled $12.0 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to $11.1 million in the prior quarter and $11.8 million in the same quarter a year ago. Non-interest expense was higher than the prior quarter and the first quarter of 2015 due to reductions in the off-balance sheet reserve in the first and fourth quarters of 2015. First quarter 2016 non-interest expense was also higher than the prior quarter due to 401(k) employer matching contributions, a decline in deferred costs related to the lower level of loan originations and a reversal of accrued incentive bonus in December 2015.
Earnings Call and Webcast Information
Bank of Marin Bancorp will webcast its first quarter earnings call on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. PT/ 11:30 a.m. ET. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call online through Bank of Marin’s website at http://www.bankofmarin.com under “Investor Relations.” To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available at the same website location shortly after the call.
About Bank of Marin Bancorp
Bank of Marin is a leading business and community bank in the San Francisco Bay Area, with assets of $2 billion. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Novato, Bank of Marin is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC). With 20 retail offices in San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Alameda counties, Bank of Marin provides business and personal banking, commercial lending, and wealth management and trust services. Specializing in providing legendary service to its customers and investing in its local communities, Bank of Marin was named 2016 Community Bank of the Year by Western Independent Bankers and has consistently been ranked one of the “Top Corporate Philanthropists" by the San Francisco Business Times and one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal. Bank of Marin Bancorp is included in the Russell 2000 Small-Cap Index and NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index and has been recognized as a Top 200 Community Bank by US Banker Magazine for the past five years. For more information, go to www.bankofmarin.com.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that are based on management's current expectations regarding economic, legislative, and regulatory issues that may impact Bancorp's earnings in future periods. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate” or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may.” Factors that could cause future results to vary materially from current management expectations include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, economic uncertainty in the United States and abroad, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, real estate values, costs or effects of future acquisitions, competition, changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines, legislation or regulation, and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors (including external fraud and cyber-security threats) affecting Bancorp's operations, pricing, products and services. These and other important factors are detailed in various securities law filings made periodically by Bancorp, copies of which are available from Bancorp without charge. Bancorp undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
|BANK OF MARIN BANCORP|
|March 31, 2016|
|(dollars in thousands, except per share data; unaudited)|
|March 31, 2016||
December 31, 2015
|March 31, 2015|
|DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE||$||0.93||$||0.81||$||0.74|
|RETURN ON AVERAGE ASSETS (ROA)||1.15||%||0.98||%||1.00||%|
|RETURN ON AVERAGE EQUITY (ROE)||10.38||%||9.12||%||8.92||%|
|TAX-EQUIVALENT NET INTEREST MARGIN1||4.04||%||3.70||%||4.00||%|
|NET CHARGE-OFFS/(RECOVERIES) TO AVERAGE LOANS||—||%||—||%||—||%|
AT PERIOD END
|COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL||$||213,068||$||219,452||$||196,442|
|INSTALLMENT AND OTHER CONSUMER LOANS||$||23,782||$||22,639||$||17,155|
|COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL||$||21||$||21||$||373|
|INSTALLMENT AND OTHER CONSUMER LOANS||$||65||$||83||$||79|
|TOTAL NON-ACCRUAL LOANS||$||2,666||$||2,179||$||9,482|
|CLASSIFIED LOANS (GRADED SUBSTANDARD & DOUBTFUL)||$||22,309||$||22,331||$||34,129|
|TOTAL ACCRUING LOANS 30-89 DAYS PAST DUE||$||584||$||2,104||$||949|
|LOAN LOSS RESERVE TO LOANS||1.04||%||1.03||%||1.13||%|
|LOAN LOSS RESERVE TO NON-ACCRUAL LOANS||5.64||x||6.88||x||1.60||x|
|NON-ACCRUAL LOANS TO TOTAL LOANS||0.18||%||0.15||%||0.70||%|
|BOOK VALUE PER SHARE||$||36.24||$||35.34||$||34.27|
|TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY TO TANGIBLE ASSETS4||11.0||%||10.1||%||10.7||%|
|TOTAL RISK-BASED CAPITAL RATIO-BANK||13.6||%||13.1||%||13.5||%|
|TOTAL RISK-BASED CAPITAL RATIO-BANCORP||13.9||%||13.4||%||13.8||%|
|FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES||256||259||267|
|1 Net interest income is annualized by dividing actual number of days in the period times 360 days.|
|2 Excludes accruing troubled-debt restructured loans of $19.7 million, $19.0 million and $15.6 million at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively. Excludes purchased credit-impaired (PCI) loans with carrying values of $2.8 million, $3.7 million and $3.7 million that were accreting interest at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively. These amounts are excluded as PCI loan accretable yield interest recognition is independent from the underlying contractual loan delinquency status. Total PCI loans were $2.8 million, $3.7 million and $5.1 million at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively.|
|3 (Non-performing assets + 90 day delinquent loans)/(tangible common equity + allowance for loan losses).|
4 Tangible common equity to tangible assets is considered to be a meaningful non-GAAP financial measure of capital adequacy and is useful for investors to assess Bancorp's ability to absorb potential losses. Tangible common equity includes common stock, retained earnings and unrealized gain on available for sale securities, net of tax, less goodwill and intangible assets of $9.4 million, $9.5 million and $10.0 million at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively. Tangible assets exclude goodwill and intangible assets.
|BANK OF MARIN BANCORP|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION|
at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015
|March 31,||December 31,||March 31,|
|(in thousands, except share data; unaudited)||2016||2015||2015|
|Cash and due from banks||$||39,770||$||26,343||$||103,164|
|Held-to-maturity, at amortized cost||63,246||69,637||107,476|
|Available-for-sale, at fair value||336,234||417,787||204,680|
|Total investment securities||399,480||487,424||312,156|
|Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $15,028, $14,999 and $15,156 at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively||1,426,811||1,436,229||1,331,328|
|Bank premises and equipment, net||8,909||9,305||9,852|
|Core deposit intangible||2,980||3,113||3,577|
|Interest receivable and other assets||59,216||62,284||59,636|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Money market accounts||514,274||541,089||478,145|
|Federal Home Loan Bank ("FHLB") and other borrowings||19,350||67,000||15,000|
|Interest payable and other liabilities||15,815||16,040||16,285|
|Preferred stock, no par value,|
|Authorized - 5,000,000 shares, none issued||—||—||—|
|Common stock, no par value,|
Authorized - 15,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding - 6,116,473, 6,068,543 and 5,967,614 at March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively
|Accumulated other comprehensive income, net||1,832||193||1,843|
|Total stockholders' equity||221,646||214,473||204,506|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||1,943,602||$||2,031,134||$||1,826,149|
|BANK OF MARIN BANCORP|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|Three months ended|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts; unaudited)||March 31, 2016||December 31, 2015||March 31, 2015|
|Interest and fees on loans||$||17,141||$||15,590||$||15,379|
|Interest on investment securities|
|Securities of U.S. government agencies||1,352||1,461||1,035|
|Obligations of state and political subdivisions||586||577||540|
|Corporate debt securities and other||105||139||205|
|Interest on Federal funds sold and short-term investments||11||28||21|
|Total interest income||19,195||17,795||17,180|
|Interest on interest-bearing transaction accounts||27||27||30|
|Interest on savings accounts||14||14||12|
|Interest on money market accounts||111||120||127|
|Interest on time accounts||196||204||231|
|Interest on FHLB and other borrowings||100||81||78|
|Interest on subordinated debentures||109||106||104|
|Total interest expense||557||552||582|
|Net interest income||18,638||17,243||16,598|
|Provision for loan losses||—||500||—|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses||18,638||16,743||16,598|
|Service charges on deposit accounts||456||461||525|
|Wealth Management and Trust Services||566||582||638|
|Debit card interchange fees||338||358||347|
|Merchant interchange fees||113||115||130|
|Earnings on bank-owned life insurance||201||204||203|
|Dividends on FHLB stock||169||186||148|
|Gains on investment securities, net||110||(1||)||8|
|Total non-interest income||2,163||2,098||2,189|
|Salaries and related benefits||6,748||6,002||6,790|
|Occupancy and equipment||1,281||1,317||1,342|
|Depreciation and amortization||453||456||421|
|Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance||261||258||236|
|Reversal of losses on off-balance sheet commitments||—||(277||)||(201||)|
|Total non-interest expense||12,010||11,135||11,848|
|Income before provision for income taxes||8,791||7,706||6,939|
|Provision for income taxes||3,145||2,781||2,482|
|Net income per common share:|
|Weighted average shares used to compute net income per common share:|
|Dividends declared per common share||$||0.25||$||0.24||$||0.22|
|Other comprehensive income|
Change in net unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities
Reclassification adjustment for (gains) losses on available-for-sale securities included in net income
Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, before tax
|Deferred tax expense (benefit)||1,174||(1,048||)||554|
|Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax||1,639||(1,407||)||755|
|BANK OF MARIN BANCORP|
|AVERAGE STATEMENTS OF CONDITION AND ANALYSIS OF NET INTEREST INCOME|
|Three months ended||Three months ended||Three months ended|
|March 31, 2016||December 31, 2015||March 31, 2015|
|(Dollars in thousands; unaudited)||Balance||Expense||Rate||Balance||Expense||Rate||Balance||Expense||Rate|
|Interest-bearing due from banks 1||$||8,996||$||11||0.48||%||$||41,604||$||28||0.26||%||$||38,295||$||21||0.22||%|
|Investment securities 2, 3||428,055||2,264||2.12||%||460,811||2,391||2.08||%||311,978||1,927||2.47||%|
|Loans 1, 3, 4||1,442,601||17,456||4.79||%||1,377,932||15,890||4.51||%||1,351,791||15,675||4.64||%|
|Total interest-earning assets 1||1,879,652||19,731||4.15||%||1,880,347||18,309||3.81||%||1,702,064||17,623||4.14||%|
|Cash and non-interest-bearing due from banks||29,823||45,063||41,073|
|Bank premises and equipment, net||9,143||9,465||9,839|
|Interest receivable and other assets, net||58,195||58,342||58,132|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Interest-bearing transaction accounts||$||100,990||$||27||0.11||%||$||101,299||$||27||0.11||%||$||92,376||$||30||0.13||%|
|Money market accounts||528,984||111||0.08||%||538,330||120||0.09||%||486,830||127||0.11||%|
|Time accounts including CDARS||160,943||196||0.50||%||155,899||205||0.52||%||154,118||231||0.59||%|
|FHLB fixed-rate advances||15,000||78||2.07||%||15,000||79||2.07||%||15,000||78||2.07||%|
|Subordinated debentures 1||5,418||109||7.96||%||5,367||106||7.73||%||5,207||104||7.99||%|
|Total interest-bearing liabilities||974,401||557||0.23||%||957,711||552||0.23||%||887,805||582||0.27||%|
|Interest payable and other liabilities||15,980||16,014||15,594|
|Total liabilities & stockholders' equity||$||1,976,813||$||1,993,217||$||1,811,108|
|Tax-equivalent net interest income/margin 1||$||19,174||4.04||%||$||17,757||3.70||%||$||17,041||4.00||%|
|Reported net interest income/margin 1||$||18,638||3.92||%||$||17,243||3.59||%||$||16,598||3.90||%|
|Tax-equivalent net interest rate spread||3.92||%||3.58||%||3.88||%|
1 Interest income/expense is divided by actual number of days in the period times 360 days to correspond to stated interest rate terms, where applicable.
2 Yields on available-for-sale securities are calculated based on amortized cost balances rather than fair value, as changes in fair value are reflected as a component of stockholders' equity. Investment security interest is earned on 30/360 day basis monthly.
3 Yields and interest income on tax-exempt securities and loans are presented on a taxable-equivalent basis using the Federal statutory rate of 35 percent.
4 Average balances on loans outstanding include non-performing loans. The amortized portion of net loan origination fees is included in interest income on loans, representing an adjustment to the yield.