Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results (Unaudited)

First Quarter 2018 Summary

  • Net income of $28.0 million, an increase of $11.8 million, or 73%, over the prior quarter
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.60
  • ROAA and ROATCE of 1.39% and 16.51%, respectively
  • Efficiency ratio of 52%
  • Net interest margin of 4.50%
  • Announced acquisition of Grandpoint Capital, Inc.
  • Non-maturity deposits at 82% of total deposits
  • New loan commitments of $488 million

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI) (the “Company”), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank (the “Bank”), reported net income for the first quarter of 2018 of $28.0 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared with net income of $16.2 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017 and net income of $9.5 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017. Financial results for the first quarter of 2018 include $936,000 of merger-related expense.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company’s return on average assets ("ROAA") was 1.39% and return on average tangible common equity ("ROATCE") was 16.51%. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, the Company's ROAA was 0.87% and the ROATCE was 10.48%. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company's ROAA was 0.94% and its ROATCE was 11.03%. Total assets as of March 31, 2018 were $8.1 billion compared with $8.0 billion at December 31, 2017 and $4.2 billion at March 31, 2017.

Steven R. Gardner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented on the results, “We had a highly productive quarter – continuing the integration of Plaza Bancorp, reaching an agreement to acquire Grandpoint Capital, and generated increasing profitable growth as evidenced by our operating earnings per share of $0.62, which excludes merger-related costs, and our operating ROAA and ROATCE of 1.43% and 16.95%, respectively.

“As expected, we saw a lower level of loan growth in the first quarter as demand was seasonally lighter and we reduced our new originations of loans in areas where increased competition has resulted in unattractive risk-adjusted yields. The majority of our new loan production in the first quarter came from commercial and industrial, construction and franchise loans where our expertise, relationships and outstanding service enable us to generate attractive risk-adjusted yields. Our emphasis on higher yielding assets is helping to mitigate the impact of increasing deposit costs on our net interest margin.

“The acquisition of Grandpoint represents another significant step in the growth of our franchise. The Grandpoint acquisition will strengthen and build upon our presence in the Southern California market, while also enabling us to surpass the $10 billion asset threshold in a meaningful way and further increase our operating leverage. Our primary focus over the remainder of 2018 will be ensuring that we successfully integrate the Plaza and Grandpoint acquisitions, realizing the synergies that we project for both these transactions, prudently managing for the heightened regulatory requirements as we cross $10 billion in assets and continue to grow profitably. We believe that the foundation we put in place during 2018 will be instrumental in driving higher earnings and franchise value in the years ahead,” said Mr. Gardner.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

      Three Months Ended
March 31,       December 31,       March 31,
2018 2017 2017
Financial Highlights (dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Net income $ 28,002 $ 16,171 $ 9,521
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.60 $ 0.36 $ 0.34
Return on average assets 1.39 % 0.87 % 0.94 %
Return on average tangible common equity (1) 16.51 % 10.48 % 11.03 %
Net interest margin 4.50 % 4.56 % 4.39 %
Cost of deposits 0.39 % 0.32 % 0.27 %
Efficiency ratio (2) 52.4 % 48.2 % 52.3 %
Total assets $ 8,086,816 $ 8,024,501 $ 4,174,428
Total deposits $ 6,192,273 $ 6,085,868 $ 3,297,073
Core deposits to total deposits (3) 88 % 89 % 89 %
Tangible book value per share (1) $ 15.63 $ 15.26 $ 12.88
Total capital ratio 12.65 % 12.46 % 12.40 %
 
(1) A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures of average tangible common equity and tangible book value per share to the GAAP measures of common stockholders' equity and book value are set forth at the end of this press release.
(2) Represents the ratio of noninterest expense less other real estate owned operations, core deposit intangible amortization and merger-related expense to the sum of net interest income before provision for loan losses and total noninterest income, less gains/(loss) on sale of securities and other-than-temporary impairment recovery/(loss) on investment securities.
(3) Core deposits are all transaction accounts and non-brokered certificates of deposit less than $250,000.
 

INCOME STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income totaled $81.3 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of $3.1 million, or 4.0%, from the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase in net interest income was primarily due to the full quarter inclusion of Plaza Bancorp ("Plaza"), which was acquired on November 1, 2017, as well as higher average asset balances and yields on our loans and investments. These increases were partially offset by lower accretion income and prepayment fees, as well as higher deposit and borrowing costs, and two less days of interest in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the fourth quarter of 2017.

Net interest margin for the first quarter was 4.50%, compared with 4.56% in the prior quarter. The decrease was principally driven by lower accretion income of $3.7 million, compared to $4.7 million of accretion income in the fourth quarter of 2017, as well as lower prepayment and other loan related fees of approximately $500,000. Excluding the impact of accretion, our core net interest margin was unchanged at 4.26%, compared to the prior quarter. Higher earning asset yields of 12 basis points were partially offset by higher deposit interest costs of 7 basis points and the impact of lower total fees of 5 basis points.

Net interest income for the first quarter of 2018 increased $39.6 million, or 95%, compared to the first quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily related to an increase in average interest-earning assets of $3.5 billion, which resulted primarily from our organic loan growth since the end of the first quarter of 2017 and our acquisition of Plaza in the fourth quarter of 2017 and the acquisition of Heritage Oaks Bancorp ("Heritage Oaks") during the second quarter of 2017.

 
PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELD DATA
     
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017     March 31, 2017

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Assets (dollars in thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents $ 167,240 $ 313 0.76 % $ 172,644 $ 333 0.77 % $ 86,849 $ 84 0.39 %
Investment securities 924,687 6,341 2.74 824,634 5,229 2.54 450,075 2,907 2.58
Loans receivable, net (1) 6,237,968   84,173   5.47 5,800,849   80,122   5.48 3,315,792   42,436   5.19
Total interest-earning assets $ 7,329,895   $ 90,827   5.03 % $ 6,798,127   $ 85,684   5.00 % $ 3,852,716   $ 45,427   4.78 %
 
Liabilities
Interest-bearing deposits $ 3,852,853 $ 5,914 0.62 % $ 3,591,132 $ 4,597 0.51 % $ 2,006,365 $ 2,135 0.43 %
Borrowings 613,295   3,632   2.40 492,850   2,917   2.35 334,618   1,589   1.93
Total interest-bearing liabilities $ 4,466,148   $ 9,546   0.87 % $ 4,083,982   $ 7,514   0.73 % $ 2,340,983   $ 3,724   0.65 %
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 2,262,895   $ 2,152,455   $ 1,208,045  
Net interest income $ 81,281   $ 78,170   $ 41,703  
Net interest margin (2) 4.50 % 4.56 % 4.39 %
 
(1) Average balance includes loans held for sale and nonperforming loans and is net of deferred loan origination fees/costs and unamortized discounts/premiums.
(2) Represents net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
 

Provision for Loan Losses

A provision for loan losses of $2.3 million was recorded for the first quarter of 2018, compared with a provision for loan losses of $2.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The slight increase in our provision for loan losses was primarily due to higher net charge-offs and, to a lesser extent, incremental changes in our new origination's composition.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the first quarter of 2018 was $7.7 million, a decrease of $1.8 million, or 19%, from the fourth quarter of 2017. The decrease from the fourth quarter of 2017 was related to a $2.2 million decrease of recoveries from pre-acquisition charged-off loans in other income, and a $373,000 decrease in net gain from the sale of loans, partially offset by increases in loan servicing and deposit fees, driven primarily by the full quarter inclusion of Plaza.

During the quarter, the Bank sold $35.7 million of Small Business Administration ("SBA") loans for a gain of $2.7 million, compared with $36.0 million of SBA loans sold and a gain of $2.8 million in the prior quarter. Additionally, the Bank sold one commercial real estate loan during the quarter for a gain of $230,000, compared with commercial loan sales of $48.4 million for a net gain of $577,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Noninterest income for the first quarter of 2018 increased $3.0 million, or 64%, compared to the first quarter of 2017. The increase from the first quarter of 2017 was primarily related to a $969,000 increase in debit card interchange fees, an $886,000 increase in other income, and an $809,000 increase in service charges on deposit accounts.

     
Three Months Ended
March 31,       December 31,       March 31,
2018 2017 2017
NONINTEREST INCOME (dollars in thousands)
Loan servicing fees $ 345 $ 145 $ 221
Service charges on deposit accounts 1,150 1,121 341
Other service fee income 146 122 379
Debit card interchange fee income 1,036 1,050 67
Earnings on bank-owned life insurance 611 625 336
Net gain from sales of loans 2,958 3,331 2,811
Net gain/(loss) from sales of investment securities 6 (252 )
Other income 1,414   3,309   528
Total noninterest income $ 7,666   $ 9,451   $ 4,683
 

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense totaled $49.8 million for the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of $87,000, or 0.2%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2017. The decrease was primarily due to a $4.5 million decrease in merger-related expense to $936,000 in the first quarter of 2018 compared with $5.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Excluding the merger-related expense, noninterest expense increased $4.4 million to $48.9 million, primarily due to compensation and benefits increasing $3.0 million. The increase in compensation and benefits was principally driven by the inclusion of Plaza for the full quarter, as well as an increase related to the new calendar year reset of payroll taxes and higher staffing levels.

In comparison to the first quarter of 2017, noninterest expense grew by $20.1 million, or 67.4%. The increase in such expense was primarily related to the additional costs from operations, personnel and branches retained from the acquisitions of Plaza and Heritage Oaks, combined with our continued investment in personnel to support our organic growth in loans and deposits.

     
Three Months Ended
March 31,       December 31,       March 31,
2018 2017 2017
NONINTEREST EXPENSE (dollars in thousands)
Compensation and benefits $ 28,873 $ 25,920 $ 14,887
Premises and occupancy 4,781 4,540 2,453
Data processing 2,702 2,498 1,187
Other real estate owned operations, net 1 13 12
FDIC insurance premiums 611 499 455
Legal, audit and professional expense 1,839 1,924 857
Marketing expense 1,530 1,364 818
Office, telecommunications and postage expense 1,080 927 433
Loan expense 591 746 468
Deposit expense 1,676 1,478 1,444
Merger-related expense 936 5,436 4,946
CDI amortization 2,274 2,111 511
Other expense 2,914   2,439   1,276
Total noninterest expense $ 49,808   $ 49,895   $ 29,747
 

Income Tax

On December 22, 2017, “H.R.1,” formerly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” was signed into law. Among other items, H.R.1 reduces the federal corporate tax rate to 21% from the existing maximum rate of 35%, effective January 1, 2018. As a result, the Company concluded that this required the Company’s net deferred tax asset to be revalued at the new lower tax rate. The Company performed an analysis and determined to reduce the value of the net deferred tax asset by $5.6 million, which was included in the fourth quarter 2017 income tax provision.

For the first quarter of 2018, our effective tax rate was 24.1%, compared with 38.6%, excluding the net deferred tax asset adjustment for the fourth quarter of 2017, and 32.7% for the first quarter of 2017. Impacting the effective tax rate was the tax effect of exercised and vested share-based compensation awards, which are reported as discrete items in the period they occur, resulting in a $1.4 million tax benefit to the Company for the first quarter of 2018.

BALANCE SHEET HIGHLIGHTS

Loans

Loans held for investment totaled $6.2 billion at March 31, 2018, an increase of $45.4 million, or 0.7%, from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $2.9 billion, or 84%, from March 31, 2017. The $45.4 million increase for the current quarter compared to the prior quarter was the result of real estate loans increasing $34.7 million and business loans increasing $18.1 million, partially offset by consumer loans decreasing $6.7 million. Business loans represented 54% of the total gross loans held for investment for the quarter compared with 54% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 49% in the first quarter of 2017. Loans held for sale increased $5.6 million from the prior quarter. The total end-of-period weighted average interest rate on loans at March 31, 2018 was 5.04%, compared to 4.95% at December 31, 2017 and 4.86% at March 31, 2017.

Loan activity during the first quarter of 2018 included new organic loan commitments of $488 million, compared with $648 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $455 million in the first quarter of 2017. The $488 million of new organic loan commitments during the first quarter of 2018 included $124 million of commercial and industrial loans, $112 million of construction loans, $52 million of franchise loans, $47 million of commercial real estate owner occupied loans, $45 million of multi-family loans, $39 million of SBA loans, $33 million of agribusiness and farmland loans and $18 million of commercial real estate non-owner occupied loans. The average rate on our new loan production was 5.27% during the first quarter of 2018, an increase from 5.00% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

At March 31, 2018, our ratio of loans held for investment to total deposits was 100.8%, compared with 101.8% and 102.7% at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017, respectively.

                           
March 31, December 31, March 31,
2018 2017 2017
(dollars in thousands)
Business loans
Commercial and industrial $ 1,062,385 $ 1,086,659 $ 593,457
Franchise 692,846 660,414 493,158
Commercial owner occupied 1,268,869 1,289,213 482,295
SBA 182,626 185,514 96,486
Agribusiness 149,256   116,066    
Total business loans 3,355,982 3,337,866 1,665,396
Real estate loans
Commercial non-owner occupied 1,227,693 1,243,115 612,444
Multi-family 817,963 794,384 682,237
One-to-four family 266,324 270,894 100,423
Construction 319,610 282,811 298,279
Farmland 136,522 145,393
Land 34,452   31,233   19,738  
Total real estate loans 2,802,564 2,767,830 1,713,121
Consumer loans
Consumer loans 86,206   92,931   3,930  
Gross loans held for investment 6,244,752 6,198,627 3,382,447
Deferred loan origination costs/(fees) and premiums/(discounts), net (2,911 ) (2,159 ) 3,250  
Loans held for investment 6,241,841 6,196,468 3,385,697
Allowance for loan losses (30,502 ) (28,936 ) (23,075 )
Loans held for investment, net $ 6,211,339   $ 6,167,532   $ 3,362,622  
 
Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value $ 29,034 $ 23,426 $ 11,090
 

Asset Quality and Allowance for Loan Losses

At March 31, 2018, our allowance for loan losses was $30.5 million, an increase of $1.6 million from December 31, 2017. The loan loss provision for the quarter was $2.3 million, while net charge-offs were $687,000.

The ratio of allowance for loan losses to loans held for investment at March 31, 2018 increased to 0.49%, compared to 0.47% and 0.68% at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017, respectively. Under the guidance of ASC 820: Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, the fair value net discount on loans acquired through total bank acquisitions was $24.5 million, or 0.39% of total loans held for investment, as of March 31, 2018, compared to $29.1 million, or 0.47% of total loans held for investment, as of December 31, 2017.

Nonperforming assets totaled $8.6 million, or 0.11% of total assets, at March 31, 2018, an increase from $3.6 million, or 0.04% of total assets, at December 31, 2017. During the first quarter of 2018, nonperforming loans increased $4.9 million to $8.1 million and other assets owned increased $233,000, while other real estate owned decreased $120,000 to $206,000. Loan delinquencies were $12.8 million, or 0.20% of loans held for investment, compared to $10.1 million, or 0.16% of loans held for investment, at December 31, 2017.

                 
March 31, December 31, March 31,
2018 2017 2017
Asset Quality (dollars in thousands)
Nonaccrual loans $ 8,149 $ 3,284 $ 513
Other real estate owned 206 326 460
Other assets owned 233      
Nonperforming assets $ 8,588   $ 3,610   $ 973  
 
Allowance for loan losses $ 30,502 $ 28,936 $ 23,075
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total nonperforming loans 374 % 881 % 4,498 %
Nonperforming loans as a percent of loans held for investment 0.13 % 0.05 % 0.02 %
Nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets 0.11 % 0.04 % 0.02 %
Net loan charge-offs for the quarter ended $ 687 $ 392 $ 723
Net loan charge-offs for quarter to average total loans 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.02 %
Allowance for loan losses to loans held for investment (1) 0.49 % 0.47 % 0.68 %
Delinquent Loans
30 - 59 days $ 6,605 $ 5,964 $ 117
60 - 89 days 1,084 1,056
90+ days 5,065   3,039   360  
Total delinquency $ 12,754   $ 10,059   $ 477  
Delinquency as a % of loans held for investment 0.20 % 0.16 % 0.01 %
 
(1) 36% of loans held for investment include a fair value net discount of $24.5 million.
 

Investment Securities

Investments totaled $888 million at March 31, 2018, an increase of $82.1 million from December 31, 2017, and $444 million from March 31, 2017. The increase in the first quarter of 2018 was primarily the result of $124 million in purchases, partially offset by $28.5 million in principal payments/amortization/redemptions.

Deposits

At March 31, 2018, deposits totaled $6.2 billion, an increase of $106 million, or 1.7%, from December 31, 2017 and $2.9 billion, or 88%, from March 31, 2017. At March 31, 2018, non-maturity deposits totaled $5.1 billion, or 82% of total deposits, an increase of $73.3 million, or 1.5%, from December 31, 2017 and an increase of $2.4 billion, or 88%, from March 31, 2017. During the first quarter of 2018, deposit increases included $85.7 million in noninterest-bearing deposits, $30.4 million in wholesale/brokered certificates of deposits and $2.7 million in retail certificate deposits, partially offset by a $9.3 million decrease in interest checking and a $3.1 million decrease in money market/savings deposits.

The weighted average cost of deposits for the three-month period ending March 31, 2018 was 0.39%, compared to 0.32% for the three-month period ending December 31, 2017 and 0.27% for the three-month period ending March 31, 2017. The increase included a one basis point increase from the inclusion of Plaza for the full quarter which at acquisition had a cost of deposits of 0.61%.

                           
March 31, December 31, March 31,
2018 2017 2017
Deposit Accounts (dollars in thousands)
Noninterest-bearing checking $ 2,312,586 $ 2,226,848 $ 1,232,578
Interest-bearing:
Checking 355,895 365,193 191,399
Money market/savings 2,405,869 2,409,007 1,273,917
Retail certificates of deposit 770,397 767,651 381,738
Wholesale/brokered certificates of deposit 347,526   317,169   217,441  
Total interest-bearing 3,879,687   3,859,020   2,064,495  
Total deposits $ 6,192,273   $ 6,085,868   $ 3,297,073  
 
Cost of deposits 0.39 % 0.32 % 0.27 %
Noninterest-bearing deposits as a percent of total deposits 37 % 37 % 37 %
Non-maturity deposits as a percent of total deposits 82 % 82 % 82 %
 

Borrowings

At March 31, 2018, total borrowings amounted to $589 million, a decrease of $52.7 million, or 8.2%, from December 31, 2017 and an increase of $208 million, or 55%, from March 31, 2017. Total borrowings for the quarter included $440 million of advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and $105 million of subordinated debt. At March 31, 2018, total borrowings represented 7.3% of total assets, compared to 8.0% and 9.1%, as of December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017, respectively.

Capital Ratios

At March 31, 2018, our ratio of tangible common equity to total assets was 9.63%, compared with 9.42% in the prior quarter, with a book value per share of $27.12 and a tangible book value per share of $15.63 per share, compared with a tangible book value per share of $15.26 at December 31, 2017 and a tangible book value per share of $12.88 at March 31, 2017.

At March 31, 2018, the Company had a tier 1 leverage ratio of 10.10%, common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 10.68%, tier 1 capital ratio of 10.97% and total capital ratio of 12.65%.

At March 31, 2018, the Bank exceeded all regulatory capital requirements with a tier 1 leverage ratio of 11.00%, common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 11.93%, tier 1 capital ratio of 11.93% and total capital ratio of 12.39%. These capital ratios each exceeded the “well capitalized” standards defined by the federal banking regulators of 5.00% for tier 1 leverage ratio, 6.5% for common equity tier 1 capital ratio, 8.00% for tier 1 capital ratio and 10.00% for total capital ratio.

                           
March 31, December 31, March 31,
Capital Ratios 2018 2017 2017
Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Consolidated
Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.10 % 10.61 % 9.54 %
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 10.68 % 10.48 % 9.89 %
Tier 1 capital ratio 10.97 % 10.78 % 10.16 %
Total capital ratio 12.65 % 12.46 % 12.40 %
Tangible common equity ratio (1) 9.63 % 9.42 % 8.85 %
 
Pacific Premier Bank
Tier 1 leverage ratio 11.00 % 11.59 % 10.71 %
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 11.93 % 11.77 % 11.37 %
Tier 1 capital ratio 11.93 % 11.77 % 11.37 %
Total capital ratio 12.39 % 12.22 % 12.01 %
 
Share Data
Book value per share $ 27.12 $ 26.86 $ 16.88
Shares issued and outstanding 46,527,566 46,245,050 27,908,816
Tangible book value per share (1) $ 15.63 $ 15.26 $ 12.88
Closing stock price (2) $ 40.20 $ 40.00 $ 38.55
Market Capitalization (3) $ 1,870,408 $ 1,849,802 $ 1,075,885
 
(1) A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures of tangible common equity and tangible book value per share to the GAAP measures of common stockholders' equity and book value per share is set forth below.
(2) As of the last trading day prior to period end.
(3) Dollars in thousands
 

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET on May 1, 2018 to discuss its financial results. Analysts and investors may participate in the question-and-answer session. A live webcast will be available on the Webcasts page of the Company's investor relations website. An archived version of the webcast will be available in the same location shortly after the live call has ended. The conference call can be accessed by telephone at (866) 290-5977 and asking to be joined to the Pacific Premier Bancorp conference call. Additionally, a telephone replay will be made available through May 8, 2018 at (877) 344-7529, conference ID 10118726.

About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in Southern California with approximately $8.0 billion in assets. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California as well as Clark County, Nevada. Through its 33 depository branches, Pacific Premier Bank offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, commercial real estate, construction, and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending nationwide.

FORWARD-LOOKING COMMENTS

The statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company including, without limitation, plans, strategies and goals, and statements about the Company’s expectations regarding revenue and asset growth, financial performance and profitability, loan and deposit growth, yields and returns, loan diversification and credit management, shareholder value creation and the impact of the proposed acquisition of Grandpoint Capital, Inc. (“Grandpoint”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Grandpoint Bank, and other acquisitions.

Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of the Company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be the same as those anticipated by management. The Company cautions readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the expected cost savings, synergies and other financial benefits from the Grandpoint acquisition or any other acquisition the Company has made or may make might not be realized within the expected time frames or at all; governmental approval of the Grandpoint acquisition may not be obtained or adverse regulatory conditions may be imposed in connection with governmental approvals of the acquisition; conditions to the closing of the Grandpoint acquisition may not be satisfied; Grandpoint’s shareholders may fail to provide the requisite consents to approve the consummation of the acquisition; Pacific Premier’s shareholders may fail to approve the issuance of Pacific Premier common stock in connection with the proposed Grandpoint acquisition; the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which the Company conducts operations; the effects of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; the timely development of competitive new products and services and the acceptance of these products and services by new and existing customers; the willingness of users to substitute competitors’ products and services for the Company’s products and services; the impact of changes in financial services policies, laws and regulations (including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) and of governmental efforts to restructure the U.S. financial regulatory system; technological changes; changes in the level of the Company’s nonperforming assets and charge offs; any oversupply of inventory and deterioration in values of California real estate, both residential and commercial; the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted from time-to-time by bank regulatory agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other accounting standards setters; possible other-than-temporary impairment of securities held by us; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; the effects of the Company’s lack of a diversified loan portfolio, including the risks of geographic and industry concentrations; ability to attract deposits and other sources of liquidity; changes in the financial performance and/or condition of our borrowers; changes in the competitive environment among financial and bank holding companies and other financial service providers; unanticipated regulatory or judicial proceedings; and the Company’s ability to manage the risks involved in the foregoing. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov).

Pacific Premier and Grandpoint undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release any revision or update to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made.

Additional Information About the Proposed Acquisition of Grandpoint

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed acquisition transaction, Pacific Premier has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the "Registration Statement") with the SEC. The Registration Statement was declared by the SEC to be effective on April 20, 2018, and a prospectus/proxy and consent solicitation statement was distributed to the shareholders of Grandpoint in connection with their vote on the proposed acquisition and to the shareholders of Pacific Premier in connection with their vote on the issuance of shares of Pacific Premier common stock in connection with the proposed acquisition. SHAREHOLDERS OF GRANDPOINT AND PACIFIC PREMIER ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documents, and any other documents Pacific Premier has filed with the SEC, free of charge at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. In addition, documents filed with the SEC by Pacific Premier will be available free of charge by (1) accessing Pacific Premier’s website at www.ppbi.com under the “Investor Relations” link and then under the heading “SEC Filings”; (2) writing Pacific Premier at 17901 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1200, Irvine, CA 92614, Attention: Investor Relations; or (3) writing Grandpoint at 333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071, Attention: Corporate Secretary.

The directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of Pacific Premier may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed acquisition. Information about Pacific Premier’s directors and executive officers is included in the definitive proxy statement for its 2018 annual meeting of Pacific Premier’s shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 13, 2018. The directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of Grandpoint may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of consents in favor of the acquisition from the shareholders of Grandpoint. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the transaction may be obtained by reading the consent solicitation and proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed acquisition when it becomes available. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

 
PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
      March 31,       December 31,       September 30,       June 30,       March 31,
ASSETS 2018 2017 2017 2017 2017
Cash and due from banks $ 42,575 $ 79,284 $ 35,713 $ 35,686 $ 13,425
Interest-bearing deposits with financial institutions 86,421   120,780   85,649   193,595   87,088  
Cash and cash equivalents 128,996 200,064 121,362 229,281 100,513
Interest-bearing time deposits with financial institutions 3,693 3,693 4,437 3,944 3,944
Investments held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 24,559 18,291 18,627 7,750 8,272
Investment securities available-for-sale, at fair value 863,243 787,429 703,944 703,083 435,408
FHLB, FRB and other stock, at cost 82,115 65,881 58,344 56,612 37,811
Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value 29,034 23,426 44,343 6,840 11,090
Loans held for investment 6,241,841 6,196,468 5,009,317 4,858,611 3,385,697
Allowance for loan losses (30,502 ) (28,936 ) (27,143 ) (25,055 ) (23,075 )
Loans held for investment, net 6,211,339 6,167,532 4,982,174 4,833,556 3,362,622
Accrued interest receivable 27,073 27,053 20,527 20,607 13,366
Other real estate owned 206 326 372 372 460
Premises and equipment 53,146 53,155 45,725 45,342 11,799
Deferred income taxes, net 13,941 13,265 22,023 22,201 12,744
Bank owned life insurance 76,454 75,976 75,482 74,982 40,696
Intangible assets 40,740 43,014 33,545 35,305 8,942
Goodwill 493,785 493,329 371,677 370,564 102,490
Other assets 38,492   52,067   29,752   30,192   24,271  
Total assets $ 8,086,816   $ 8,024,501   $ 6,532,334   $ 6,440,631   $ 4,174,428  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
LIABILITIES
Deposit accounts:
Noninterest-bearing checking $ 2,312,586 $ 2,226,848 $ 1,890,241 $ 1,810,047 $ 1,232,578
Interest-bearing:
Checking 355,895 365,193 304,295 323,818 191,399
Money market/savings 2,405,869 2,409,007 2,009,781 2,006,131 1,273,917
Retail certificates of deposit 770,397 767,651 573,652 572,523 381,738
Wholesale/brokered certificates of deposit 347,526   317,169   240,184   233,912   217,441  
Total interest-bearing 3,879,687   3,859,020   3,127,912   3,136,384   2,064,495  
Total deposits 6,192,273 6,085,868 5,018,153 4,946,431 3,297,073
FHLB advances and other borrowings 483,525 536,287 382,173 397,267 311,363
Subordinated debentures 105,188 105,123 79,871 79,800 69,413
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 43,922   55,227   70,477   57,402   25,554  
Total liabilities 6,824,908   6,782,505   5,550,674   5,480,900   3,703,403  
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock 472 458 397 396 275
Additional paid-in capital 1,065,218 1,063,974 817,809 815,329 345,888
Retained earnings 205,069 177,149 160,978 140,746 126,570
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax (benefit) (8,851 ) 415   2,476   3,260   (1,708 )
Total stockholders' equity 1,261,908   1,241,996   981,660   959,731   471,025  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 8,086,816   $ 8,024,501   $ 6,532,334   $ 6,440,631   $ 4,174,428  
 
 
 
PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
      Three Months Ended
March 31,       December 31,       March 31,
2018 2017 2017
INTEREST INCOME
Loans $ 84,173 $ 80,122 $ 42,436
Investment securities and other interest-earning assets 6,654   5,562   2,991
Total interest income 90,827 85,684 45,427
INTEREST EXPENSE
Deposits 5,914 4,597 2,135
FHLB advances and other borrowings 2,023 1,471 604
Subordinated debentures 1,609   1,446   985
Total interest expense 9,546   7,514   3,724
Net interest income before provision for loan losses 81,281 78,170 41,703
Provision for loan losses 2,253   2,185   2,502
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 79,028 75,985 39,201
NONINTEREST INCOME
Loan servicing fees 345 145 221
Service charges on deposit accounts 1,150 1,121 341
Other service fee income 146 122 379
Debit card interchange fee income 1,036 1,050 67
Earnings on bank-owned life insurance 611 625 336
Net gain from sales of loans 2,958 3,331 2,811
Net gain/(loss) from sales of investment securities 6 (252 )
Other income 1,414   3,309   528
Total noninterest income 7,666 9,451 4,683
NONINTEREST EXPENSE
Compensation and benefits 28,873 25,920 14,887
Premises and occupancy 4,781 4,540 2,453
Data processing 2,702 2,498 1,187
Other real estate owned operations, net 1 13 12
FDIC insurance premiums 611 499 455
Legal, audit and professional expense 1,839 1,924 857
Marketing expense 1,530 1,364 818
Office, telecommunications and postage expense 1,080 927 433
Loan expense 591 746 468
Deposit expense 1,676 1,478 1,444
Merger-related expense 936 5,436 4,946
CDI amortization 2,274 2,111 511
Other expense 2,914   2,439   1,276
Total noninterest expense 49,808   49,895   29,747
Net income before income taxes 36,886 35,541 14,137
Income tax 8,884   19,370   4,616
Net income $ 28,002   $ 16,171   $ 9,521
EARNINGS PER SHARE
Basic $ 0.61 $ 0.37 $ 0.35
Diluted 0.60 0.36 0.34
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING
Basic 45,893,496 43,797,403 27,528,940
Diluted 46,652,059 44,614,348 28,197,220
 
 

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELD DATA
     
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017     March 31, 2017

Average

Balance

   

Interest

Income/

Expense

   

Average

Yield/

Cost

Average

Balance

   

Interest

Income/

Expense

   

Average

Yield/

Cost

Average

Balance

   

Interest

Income/

Expense

   

Average

Yield/

Cost

Assets (dollars in thousands)
Interest-earning assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 167,240 $ 313 0.76 % $ 172,644 $ 333 0.77 % $ 86,849 $ 84 0.39 %
Investment securities 924,687 6,341 2.74 824,634 5,229 2.54 450,075 2,907 2.58
Loans receivable, net (1) 6,237,968   84,173   5.47 5,800,849   80,122   5.48 3,315,792   42,436   5.19
Total interest-earning assets 7,329,895 90,827 5.03 6,798,127 85,684 5.00 3,852,716 45,427 4.78
Noninterest-earning assets 715,529   676,466   196,041  
Total assets $ 8,045,424   $ 7,474,593   $ 4,048,757  
Liabilities and Equity
Interest-bearing deposits:
Interest checking $ 348,110 $ 114 0.13 $ 328,938 $ 115 0.14 $ 195,258 $ 53 0.11
Money market 2,189,912 3,159 0.59 2,077,823 2,404 0.46 1,133,676 972 0.35
Savings 223,992 79 0.14 222,344 76 0.14 103,449 38 0.15
Retail certificates of deposit 756,625 1,388 0.74 708,382 1,204 0.67 372,208 685 0.75
Wholesale/brokered certificates of deposit 334,214   1,174   1.42 253,645   798   1.25 201,774   387   0.78
Total interest-bearing deposits 3,852,853 5,914 0.62 3,591,132 4,597 0.51 2,006,365 2,135 0.43
FHLB advances and other borrowings 508,142 2,024 1.62 396,248 1,471 1.47 265,224 604 0.92
Subordinated debentures 105,153   1,608   6.12 96,602   1,446   5.99 69,394   985   5.68
Total borrowings 613,295   3,632   2.40 492,850   2,917   2.35 334,618   1,589   1.93
Total interest-bearing liabilities 4,466,148 9,546 0.87 4,083,982 7,514 0.73 2,340,983 3,724 0.65
Noninterest-bearing deposits 2,262,895 2,152,455 1,208,045
Other liabilities 60,627   76,982   30,297  
Total liabilities 6,789,670 6,313,419 3,579,325
Stockholders' equity 1,255,754   1,161,174   469,432  
Total liabilities and equity $ 8,045,424     $ 7,474,593     $ 4,048,757    
Net interest income $ 81,281   $ 78,170   $ 41,703  
Net interest margin (2) 4.50 % 4.56 % 4.39 %
Ratio of interest-earning assets to interest-bearing liabilities 164.12 % 166.46 % 164.58 %
 
(1) Average balance includes loans held for sale and nonperforming loans and is net of deferred loan origination fees/costs and unamortized discounts/premiums.
(2) Represents net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
 
 
 
PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
LOAN PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION
                             
March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30, March 31,
2018 2017 2017 2017 2017
(dollars in thousands)
Business loans
Commercial and industrial $ 1,062,385 $ 1,086,659 $ 763,091 $ 733,852 $ 593,457
Franchise 692,846 660,414 626,508 565,415 493,158
Commercial owner occupied 1,268,869 1,289,213 805,137 729,476 482,295
SBA 182,626 185,514 107,211 101,384 96,486
Agribusiness 149,256   116,066   86,466   98,842    
Total business loans 3,355,982 3,337,866 2,388,413 2,228,969 1,665,396
Real estate loans
Commercial non-owner occupied 1,227,693 1,243,115 1,098,995 1,095,184 612,444
Multi-family 817,963 794,384 797,370 746,547 682,237
One-to-four family 266,324 270,894 246,248 322,048 100,423
Construction 319,610 282,811 301,334 289,600 298,279
Farmland 136,522 145,393 140,581 136,587
Land 34,452   31,233   30,719   31,799   19,738  
Total real estate loans 2,802,564 2,767,830 2,615,247 2,621,765 1,713,121
Consumer loans
Consumer loans 86,206   92,931   6,228   7,309   3,930  
Gross loans held for investment 6,244,752 6,198,627 5,009,888 4,858,043 3,382,447
Deferred loan origination costs/(fees) and premiums/(discounts), net (2,911 ) (2,159 ) (571 ) 568   3,250  
Loans held for investment 6,241,841 6,196,468 5,009,317 4,858,611 3,385,697
Allowance for loan losses (30,502 ) (28,936 ) (27,143 ) (25,055 ) (23,075 )
Loans held for investment, net $ 6,211,339   $ 6,167,532   $ 4,982,174   $ 4,833,556   $ 3,362,622  
 
Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value $ 29,034 $ 23,426 $ 44,343 $ 6,840 $ 11,090
 
 
 
PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
ASSET QUALITY INFORMATION
                             
March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30, March 31,
2018 2017 2017 2017 2017
Asset Quality (dollars in thousands)
Nonaccrual loans $ 8,149 $ 3,284 $ 515 $ 395 $ 513
Other real estate owned 206 326 372 372 460
Other assets owned 233          
Nonperforming assets $ 8,588   $ 3,610   $ 887   $ 767   $ 973  
 
Allowance for loan losses $ 30,502 $ 28,936 $ 27,143 $ 25,055 $ 23,075
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total nonperforming loans 374 % 881 % 5,270 % 6,343 % 4,498 %
Nonperforming loans as a percent of loans held for investment 0.13 % 0.05 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.02 %
Nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets 0.11 % 0.04 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.02 %
Net loan charge-offs/(recoveries) for the quarter ended $ 687 $ 392 $ (39 ) $ (76 ) $ 723
Net loan charge-offs for quarter to average total loans 0.01 % 0.01 % % % 0.02 %
Allowance for loan losses to loans held for investment (1) 0.49 % 0.47 % 0.54 % 0.52 % 0.68 %
Delinquent Loans
30 - 59 days $ 6,605 $ 5,964 $ 556 $ 600 $ 117
60 - 89 days 1,084 1,056 1,423 1,965
90+ days 5,065   3,039   1,629   454   360  
Total delinquency $ 12,754   $ 10,059   $ 3,608   $ 3,019   $ 477  
Delinquency as a percent of loans held for investment 0.20 % 0.16 % 0.07 % 0.06 % 0.01 %
 
(1) 36% of loans held for investment include a fair value net discount of $24.5 million.
 
 
 
PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP RECONCILIATIONS
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
                 
For periods presented below, return on average tangible common equity is a non-GAAP financial measure derived from GAAP-based amounts. We calculate these figures by excluding CDI amortization expense and exclude the average CDI and average goodwill from the average stockholders' equity during the period. Management believes that the exclusion of such items from these financial measures provides useful information to an understanding of the operating results of our core business. However, these non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental and are not a substitute for an analysis based on GAAP measures. As other companies may use different calculations for these adjusted measures, this presentation may not be comparable to other similarly titled adjusted measures reported by other companies.
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, December 31, March 31,
2018 2017 2017
Net income $ 28,002 $ 16,171 $ 9,521
Plus CDI amortization expense 2,274 2,111 511
Less CDI amortization expense tax adjustment 548   815   167  
Net income for average tangible common equity $ 29,728   $ 17,467   $ 9,865  
 
Average stockholders' equity $ 1,255,754 $ 1,161,174 $ 469,432
Less average CDI 42,220 40,274 9,274
Less average goodwill 493,357   454,362   102,490  
Average tangible common equity $ 720,177   $ 666,538   $ 357,668  
 
Return on average equity 8.92 % 5.57 % 8.11 %
Return on average tangible common equity 16.51 10.48 11.03
 
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (the "tangible common equity ratio") and tangible book value per share are non-GAAP financial measures derived from GAAP-based amounts. We calculate the tangible common equity ratio by excluding the balance of intangible assets from common stockholders' equity and dividing by tangible assets. We calculate tangible book value per share by dividing tangible common equity by common shares outstanding, as compared to book value per share, which we calculate by dividing common stockholders' equity by shares outstanding. We believe that this information is consistent with the treatment by bank regulatory agencies, which exclude intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios. Accordingly, we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide information that is important to investors and that is useful in understanding our capital position and ratios. However, these non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental and are not a substitute for an analysis based on GAAP measures. As other companies may use different calculations for these measures, this presentation may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
 
      March 31,       December 31,       September 30,       June 30,       March 31,
2018 2017 2017 2017 2017
Total stockholders' equity $ 1,261,908 $ 1,241,996 $ 981,660 $ 959,731 $ 471,025
Less intangible assets 534,525   536,343   405,222   405,869   111,432  
Tangible common equity $ 727,383   $ 705,653   $ 576,438   $ 553,862   $ 359,593  
 
Book value per share $ 27.12 $ 26.86 $ 24.44 $ 23.96 $ 16.88
Less intangible book value per share 11.49   11.60   10.09   10.13   4.00  
Tangible book value per share $ 15.63   $ 15.26   $ 14.35   $ 13.83   $ 12.88  
 
Total assets $ 8,086,816 $ 8,024,501 $ 6,532,334 $ 6,440,631 $ 4,174,428
Less intangible assets 534,525   536,343   405,222   405,869   111,432  
Tangible assets $ 7,552,291   $ 7,488,158   $ 6,127,112   $ 6,034,762   $ 4,062,996  
 
Tangible common equity ratio 9.63 % 9.42 % 9.41 % 9.18 % 8.85 %
 

Contacts

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.
Steven R. Gardner
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
949.864.8000
or
Ronald J. Nicolas, Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
949.864.8000

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results (Unaudited)

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.
Steven R. Gardner
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
949.864.8000
or
Ronald J. Nicolas, Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
949.864.8000