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Cadence Bancorporation Reports Results for 2018 Driven By Record Revenue and Continued Balance Sheet Growth

HOUSTON, TEXAS (January 28, 2019) – Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE) (“Cadence”) today announced net income for the year ended December 31, 2018 of $166.3 million, or $1.97 per diluted common share (“per share”), compared to $102.4 million, or $1.25 per share for the year ended December 31, 2017. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 was $32.3 million, or $0.39 per diluted common share (“per share”), compared to $14.7 million, or $0.17 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2017, and $47.1 million, or $0.56 per share, in the third quarter of 2018. Tangible book value per share(1) was $13.62 in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of $1.29 from $12.33 per share as of December 31, 2017 and an increase of $0.47 from $13.15 for the third quarter 2018.

 

“We are very pleased to report to you another quarter of strong organic growth and operating performance as we conclude what has been a transformational year for Cadence,” stated Paul B. Murphy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Bancorporation. “During 2018, our client acquisition and expansion efforts, combined with our quality markets and bankers, resulted in meaningful growth in assets and earnings as the balance sheet grew 16.3% to $12.7 billion, adjusted net income increased 42% to $174.8 million, net interest margin expanded four basis points, and the adjusted efficiency ratio improved from 54.1% for 2017 to 49.6% for 2018. Importantly, we attained these results while maintaining strong credit results, with net charge-offs of only six basis points for the second year in a row and NPAs declining as a percent of total loans and OREO during the year. Our execution remains highly customer-focused while producing excellent returns for our shareholders, most notably this year’s adjusted ROAA of 1.52%(1) and adjusted ROTCE of 16.54%(1). During the year, our strong performance allowed us to successfully execute on multiple secondary offerings resulting in our stock now being 100% publicly held, a meaningful milestone for our shareholders.

 

“While we are very proud of 2018, we are excited as we look toward 2019 having closed the State Bank merger on January 1, 2019. The closing of our fourth and most significant merger is another meaningful step for our organization. We enthusiastically welcome the State Bank customers and associates and look forward to serving our customers, bankers, and communities with the same passion and responsiveness they are accustomed to as we bring together two great institutions.”

 

At December 31, 2018, State Bank had total assets of $4.9 billion, total loans of $3.4 billion, and total deposits of $4.1 billion.

 

Highlights:

 

  • 2018 net income was $166.3 million, up meaningfully from $102.4 million for 2017.Fourth quarter of 2018 net income was $32.3 million, an increase of $17.6 million compared to fourth quarter of 2017, representing strong overall business performance, and a decrease of $14.8 million compared to the third quarter of 2018 due to non-routine expenses(2) and increased loan loss provisions in the fourth quarter of 2018.Adjusted net income was $174.8 million(1) for 2018, up from $123.3 million for 2017. Fourth quarter of 2018 adjusted net income was $41.5 million(1), an increase of $5.2 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 and a decrease of $7.8 million compared to the third quarter of 2018 due to increased loan provisions in the fourth quarter of 2018.
    • On a per-share basis, net income was $1.97 per share for 2018 versus $1.25 for 2017; $0.39 per share for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $0.17 per share for the fourth quarter of 2017; and down from $0.56 per share for the third quarter of 2018. 
      • Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1) (“EPS”) reflects the impact of non-routine items(2).Adjusted EPS for 2018 was $2.07 versus $1.51 for 2017.The fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.50 increased $0.07 compared to the prior year’s quarter adjusted EPS of $0.43 and decreased $0.08 compared to the linked quarter adjusted EPS of $0.58. The change in loan provision (recovery) between the periods reduced the fourth quarter of 2018 adjusted EPS by ($0.12), on an after-tax basis compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 and by ($0.09) compared to the third quarter 2018.
    • Full year 2018 returns on average assets, common equity and tangible common equity(1) were 1.45%, 12.07% and 15.73% compared to full year 2017 returns of 1.02%, 8.16% and 11.08%, respectively. Annualized returns on average assets, common equity and tangible common equity(1) for the fourth quarter of 2018 were 1.05%, 9.08% and 11.68%, respectively, compared to 0.55%, 4.32% and 5.71%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2017, and 1.61%, 13.40% and 17.32%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2018.
      • Adjusted annualized returns on average assets(1) and tangible common equity(1) reflect the impact of non-routine items(2). Adjusted annualized returns on average assets(1) and tangible common equity(1) for the full year 2018 were 1.52% and 16.54%, respectively, compared to 1.23% and 13.35%, respectively, for 2017; for fourth quarter of 2018 were 1.34% and 14.98%, respectively, compared to 1.36% and 14.09%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 1.69% and 18.12%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2018.
  • Cadence continued to demonstrate its strong business development with loans ending the quarter at $10.1 billion as of December 31, 2018, an increase of $1.8 billion since December 31, 2017, and an increase of $610.1 million since September 30, 2018.
  • Core deposits (total deposits excluding brokered deposits) likewise reflected strong growth at $9.7 billion as of December 31, 2018, up $1.5 billion from December 31, 2017, and up $839.3 million from September 30, 2018.
  • The continued balance sheet growth in interest earning assets and relatively stable net interest margin (“NIM”) of 3.55% resulted in $124.2 million of total operating revenue(1) in the fourth quarter of 2018, increasing for the twelfth consecutive quarter.
  • The adjusted efficiency ratio(1), which reflects the impact of non-routine items(2), was 49.6% for 2018 and 54.1% for 2017. The adjusted efficiency ratio was 49.0% for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to 55.6% and 48.4% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and third quarter of 2018, respectively.
  • Credit remains solid, with net charge-offs of six basis points for both 2018 and 2017, and 1 basis point in the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

(1) Considered a non-GAAP financial measure. See Table 7 “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of our non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

(2) See Table 7 for a detail of non-routine income and expenses.

 

Balance Sheet:

 

Total assets were $12.7 billion as of December 31, 2018, an increase of $1.8 billion, or 16.3%, from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $970 million, or 8.3%, from September 30, 2018.

 

Loans at December 31, 2018 were $10.1 billion, an increase of $1.8 billion, or 21.8%, from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $610.1 million, or 6.5%, from September 30, 2018. Average loans for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $9.9 billion, an increase of $1.7 billion, or 20.2%, from fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of $624.7 million, or 6.7%, from the third quarter of 2018.

 

Increases in loans reflect continued organic demand primarily in our energy, general C&I and residential portfolios compared to prior year, and our energy sector, CRE and residential portfolios compared to linked quarter. Growth during 2018 also included acquired mortgage loans totaling approximately $214 million as a complement to our CRA lending.

 

Total deposits at December 31, 2018 were $10.7 billion, an increase of $1.7 billion, or 18.8%, from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $1.2 billion, or 12.0%, from September 30, 2018. Average total deposits for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $10.0 billion, an increase of $1.4 billion, or 16.2%, from fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of $548.9 million, or 5.8%, from third quarter of 2018.

 

Deposit increases were driven by growth in core customer deposits, with core deposits (total deposits excluding brokered deposits) at $9.7 billion as of December 31, 2018, up $1.5 billion, or 18.1%, from December 31, 2017, and up $839.3 million, or 9.5%, from September 30, 2018. The core deposit growth reflected across the board customer expansion as well as seasonal fourth quarter growth. Core noninterest-bearing (“NIB”) deposits grew $211.3 million, or 9.4% since December 31, 2017, and $359.2 million, or 17.1% from the third quarter 2018. Core interest-bearing (“IB”) deposits grew $1.3 billion, or 21.4% since December 31, 2017, and grew $505.1 million, or 7.5% from the prior quarter. State Bank funds on deposit with Cadence amounted to $311 million at December 31, 2018, and $96 million at September 30, 2018, allowing us to benefit partially from State Bank’s strong liquidity position in the fourth quarter of 2018 in advance of the merger.

 

Shareholders’ equity was $1.4 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $79.2 million from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $23.4 million from September 30, 2018.

  • Tangible common shareholders’ equity(1) was $1.1 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $92.9 million from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $24.0 million from September 30, 2018. The fourth quarter 2018 increase resulted from net income of $32.3 million and an increase of $24.7 million in other comprehensive income, partially offset by dividends of $12.5 million and a repurchase of 1,127,991 common shares at an average price of $19.51 per share, or $22.0 million during the quarter as part of the share repurchase program announced in October 2018.
  • Driven by strong earnings, tangible book value per share(1) was $13.62 as of December 31, 2018, an increase of $1.29 or 10.5% from $12.33 from December 31, 2017, and an increase of $0.47 or 3.6% from $13.15 as of September 30, 2018.

 

Asset Quality:

 

Credit quality reflected continued overall credit stability in the loan portfolio, with net charge-offs as a percent of average loans remaining very low during the year at 0.06% for both 2018 and 2017.

 

  • For the quarter ended December 31, 2018, net charge-offs were $0.2 million, compared to $2.7 million and $3.1 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively.
  • NPAs as a percent of total loans, OREO and other NPAs also remained relatively stable ending the year at 0.8% compared to 0.9% and 0.7% as of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively. NPAs totaled $82.4 million, $70.7 million and $62.8 million as of December 31, 2018, December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively.
  • The allowance for credit losses (“ACL”) was $94.4 million, or 0.94% of total loans, as of December 31, 2018, as compared to $87.6 million, or 1.06% of total loans, as of December 31, 2017, $86.2 million, or 0.91% of total loans, as of September 30, 2018.
  • Loan loss provision was $12.7 million for 2018 compared to $9.7 million for 2017. The increase resulted primarily from robust loan growth in 2018. Loan loss provision was $8.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 as compared to reversals of ($4.5) million in the prior year’s quarter and ($1.4) million in the linked quarter. The fourth quarter 2018 provision was driven by the quarter’s loan growth, increased qualitative adjustments related to the recent volatility in oil prices and certain economic factors and an increase in specific reserves, partially offset by a net reduction from credit migration and pay-offs during the quarter.

 

Total Revenue:

 

Total operating revenue(1) grew for the twelfth consecutive quarter, with the fourth quarter of 2018 at $124.2 million, up 9.3% from the same period in 2017 and up 1.7% from the linked quarter. The revenue increases were primarily a result of strong loan and deposit growth during the period combined with relatively stable margins. For 2018, total operating revenue was $482.4 million compared to $426.1 million for 2017.

 

Net interest income reflected the continued growth in our overall business lines. Net interest income for 2018 was $387.7 million, up 19% from $326.2 million in 2017. Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $103.1 million, an increase of $15.2 million, or 17.3%, from the same period in 2017, and an increase of $5.0 million, or 5.1%, from the third quarter of 2018. Our fully tax-equivalent NIM was relatively stable throughout 2018, and down slightly in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 3.55% as compared to 3.59% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 3.58% for the third quarter of 2018.

 

Earning asset yields for the fourth quarter of 2018 were 4.95%, up 54 basis points from 4.41% in the fourth quarter of 2017, and up 15 basis points from 4.80% in the third quarter of 2018.

 

  • Yield on loans, excluding acquired-impaired loans, increased to 5.20% for the fourth quarter of 2018, as compared to 4.47% and 5.08% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and third quarter of 2018, respectively. Approximately 71% of the loan portfolio is floating at December 31, 2018.
  • Total accretion for acquired-impaired loans was $5.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $8.1 million from the fourth quarter of 2017, and $5.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. Recovery income was $0.9 million, $2.8 million and $0.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, fourth quarter of 2017, third quarter of 2018, respectively.
  • Total loan yields increased to 5.32% for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 4.72% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 5.18% for the third quarter of 2018.
  • Total cost of funds for the fourth quarter of 2018 was 1.51% compared to 0.89% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 1.33% in the linked quarter.
    • Total cost of deposits for the fourth quarter of 2018 was 1.34% compared to 0.69% for the fourth quarter of 2017, and 1.15% for the linked quarter.
    • The current quarter’s increase in deposit costs reflected the nine-month cumulative lag effect of the March, June and September federal funds rate increases, consistent with our forecasted 55% total deposit beta.

 

Noninterest income for 2018 was $94.6 million for 2018 resulting in a decrease of 5.2% from $99.9 million for 2017 due to the sale of the insurance company assets and decrease in interchange fees due to commencement of the Durbin Amendment impact in 2018. Noninterest income for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $21.0 million, a decrease of $4.6 million, or 18.1%, from the same period of 2017 due to the insurance sale and Durbin impact, and a decrease of $3.0 million, or 12.4%, from the third quarter of 2018 due to variables in non-fee income revenues and valuations.

  • Total service fees and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $21.2 million, a decrease of $1.2 million or 5.3% from the same period of 2017, and an increase of $0.7 million or 3.5% from the third quarter of 2018. As noted, the year over year quarterly decline in fees was driven by the decrease of $1.5 million in insurance revenue due to the sale of the insurance company assets in the second quarter of 2018 and to a $0.8 million decrease in interchange fees limited due to the Durbin Amendment, which applied to Cadence beginning in the third quarter of 2018. These declines were partially offset by increase of $1.8 million in credit related fees due to increased capital markets income and growth in loan originations. The linked quarter increase resulted from an increase of $1.6 million in credit related fees partially offset by market related declines in trust services revenue and investment advisory revenue, as well as a small decline in mortgage banking revenue.

 

Noninterest expense for 2018 was $258.3 million for 2018 compared to $233.4 million for 2017 resulting in an increase of 10.7%. Noninterest expense for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $72.7 million, an increase of $6.3 million, or 9.5%, from $66.4 million during the same period in 2017, and an increase of $11.5 million, or 18.7%, from $61.2 million for the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted noninterest expenses( ), which has been adjusted to reflect the impact of non-routine items(2), was $237.5 million for 2018 compared to $230.1 million for 2017, or an increase of 3.2%. Adjusted noninterest expenses were $60.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, down 3.6% from $63.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and up slightly from $59.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. The changes in adjusted noninterest expenses during the periods are largely a result of lower intangible asset amortization and OREO costs during 2018, offset by modest increases in operating costs due to business and balance sheet growth.

 

Non-routine expenses in the fourth quarter of 2018 totaled $11.8 million and included $2.0 million in State Bank merger related expenses and $9.8 million in non-routine, specially designated bonuses granted by the Board of Directors as a result of the transition of Cadence’s ownership from being 100% owned by Cadence Bancorp, LLC (“LLC”), the original top-tier holding company, to being 100% owned by the public, significantly enhancing the liquidity of Cadence’s stock. This transition was effected through a succession of events beginning with Cadence’s IPO in April 2017, followed by a series of five successful secondary offerings, and concluding with a final distribution of stock and cash, dissolving the LLC in December 2018. Cadence (NYSE: CADE) is the surviving, publicly held holding company.

 

Non-routine expense in the fourth quarter of 2017 included $1.3 million of secondary offering expenses, and $2.0 million related to legal expenses associated with a legacy bank matter resolved in 2018. Non-routine expense in the third quarter of 2018 included $2.0 million in secondary offering expenses and $0.2 million in merger expenses.

 

Our efficiency ratio(1) for 2018 was 53.6% compared to 54.8% for 2017. The efficiency ratio in the current quarter was impacted by the noted non-routine expenses, with the fourth quarter of 2018 at 58.6%, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 and third quarter of 2018 ratios of 58.4% and 50.2%, respectively. Excluding non-routine revenues and expenses, the adjusted efficiency ratio(1) was 49.6% for 2018 and 54.1% for 2017. The adjusted efficiency ratio was 49.0% for the fourth quarter of 2018. This compares to an adjusted efficiency ratio of 55.6% and 48.4% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and third quarter of 2018, respectively.

 

Taxes:

 

The effective tax rate for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 was 24.9% as compared to 34.8% in the fourth quarter of 2017 (excluding the one-time tax charge related to tax reform) and 24.2% in the third quarter of 2018. Our effective tax rate for 2018 was 21.3%.


Quarterly Dividend:

 

On January 22, 2019, the Board of Directors of Cadence declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.175 per share of outstanding common stock, representing an annualized dividend of $0.70 per share. The dividend will be paid on March 15, 2019 to holders of record of Cadence’s Class A common stock on March 1, 2019.

 

Cadence Bancorp, LLC Activity:

 

The LLC was dissolved in December 2018. At that time, the final distribution of net assets to unit holders was completed.

 

Supplementary Financial Tables (Unaudited):

 

Supplementary Financial Tables (Unaudited) are included in this release following the customary disclosure information.

 

Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call:

 

Cadence Bancorporation executive management will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2018 results on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Slides to be presented by management on the conference call can be viewed by visiting www.cadencebancorporation.com and selecting “Events & Presentations” then “Presentations”.

 

(1) Considered a non-GAAP financial measure. See Table 7 “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of our non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

(2) See Table 7 for a detail of non-routine income and expenses.

 

 

Conference Call Access:

 

To access the conference call, please dial one of the following numbers approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start time to allow time for registration and use the Elite Entry Number provided below.

Dial in (toll free): 1-888-317-6003

International dial in: 1-412-317-6061

Canada (toll free): 1-866-284-3684

Participant Elite Entry Number: 2919757

 

For those unable to participate in the live presentation, a replay will be available through February 11, 2019. To access the replay, please use the following numbers:

US Toll Free: 1-877-344-7529

International Toll: 1-412-317-0088

Canada Toll Free: 1-855-669-9658

Replay Access Code: 10127363

End Date: February 11, 2019

 

Webcast Access:

 

A webcast of the conference call presented by management can be viewed by visiting www.cadencebancorporation.com and selecting “Events & Presentations” then “Event Calendar”. Slides are available under the “Presentations” tab.

 

About Cadence Bancorporation

 

Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a regional financial holding company with $12.7 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018, and the recently acquired State Bank franchise had assets as of $4.9 billion as of December 31, 2018. Cadence operates 98 branch locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, and provides corporations, middle-market companies, small businesses and consumers with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, personal and business insurance, consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Clients have access to leading-edge online and mobile solutions, interactive teller machines, and more than 55,000 ATMs. The Cadence team of 1,800 associates is committed to exceeding customer expectations and helping their clients succeed financially.

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

 

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, future events and our results of operations, financial condition and financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “would” and “outlook,” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control. Accordingly, we caution you that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, the “Risk Factors” referenced in our Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 21, 2018, and our Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC on July 20, 2018, other risks and uncertainties listed from time to time in our reports and documents filed with the SEC, including our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and the following factors: business and economic conditions generally and in the financial services industry, nationally and within our current and future geographic market areas; economic, market, operational, liquidity, credit and interest rate risks associated with our business; lack of seasoning in our loan portfolio; deteriorating asset quality and higher loan charge-offs; the laws and regulations applicable to our business; our ability to achieve organic loan and deposit growth and the composition of such growth; increased competition in the financial services industry, nationally, regionally or locally; our ability to maintain our historical earnings trends; our ability to raise additional capital to implement our business plan; material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting; systems failures or interruptions involving our information technology and telecommunications systems or third-party servicers; the composition of our management team and our ability to attract and retain key personnel; the fiscal position of the U.S. federal government and the soundness of other financial institutions; the composition of our loan portfolio, including the identify of our borrowers and the concentration of loans in energy-related industries and in our specialized industries; the portion of our loan portfolio that is comprised of participations and shared national credits; the amount of nonperforming and classified assets we hold; the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the merger with State Bank are not realized when expected or at all, including as a result of the impact of, or problems arising from, the integration of the two companies or as a result of the strength of the economy and competitive factors in the areas where Cadence and State Bank do business; the possibility that the transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; potential adverse reactions or changes to business or employee relationships, including those resulting from the announcement or completion of the transaction. Cadence can give no assurance that any goal or plan or expectation set forth in forward-looking statements can be achieved and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this communication, and Cadence does not intend, and assumes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law.

 

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

Certain of the financial measures and ratios we present, including “efficiency ratio,” “adjusted efficiency ratio,” “adjusted noninterest expenses,” “adjusted operating revenue,” “tangible common equity ratio,” “tangible book value per share” and “return on average tangible common equity,” “adjusted return on average tangible common equity,” “adjusted return on average assets”, “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” and “pre-tax, pre-provision net earnings,” are supplemental measures that are not required by, or are not presented in accordance with, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We refer to these financial measures and ratios as “non-GAAP financial measures.” We consider the use of select non-GAAP financial measures and ratios to be useful for financial and operational decision making and useful in evaluating period-to-period comparisons. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenditures or assets that we believe are not indicative of our primary business operating results or by presenting certain metrics on a fully taxable equivalent basis. We believe that management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, analyzing and comparing past, present and future periods.

 

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and you should not rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. The non-GAAP financial measures we present may differ from non-GAAP financial measures used by our peers or other companies. We compensate for these limitations by providing the equivalent GAAP measures whenever we present the non-GAAP financial measures and by including a reconciliation of the impact of the components adjusted for in the non-GAAP financial measure so that both measures and the individual components may be considered when analyzing our performance. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures is included at the end of the financial statement tables (Table 7).

 

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Contact Information

 

Media contact:

Danielle Kernell

713-871-4051

danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com

 

Investor relations contact:

Valerie Toalson

713-871-4103 or 800-698-7878

vtoalson@cadencebancorporation.com

 

 

Table 1 - Selected Financial Data

 

 

 

As of and for the Three Months Ended

 

 

For the Year Ended December 31,

 

 

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

December 31,

2018

 

 

September 30,

2018

 

 

June 30,

2018

 

 

March 31,

2018

 

 

December 31,

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

Statement of Income Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

$

143,857

 

 

$

131,753

 

 

$

123,963

 

 

$

113,093

 

 

$

108,370

 

 

$

512,666

 

 

$

396,867

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

40,711

 

 

 

33,653

 

 

 

28,579

 

 

 

21,982

 

 

 

20,459

 

 

 

124,925

 

 

 

70,651

 

 

Net interest income

 

 

103,146

 

 

 

98,100

 

 

 

95,384

 

 

 

91,111

 

 

 

87,911

 

 

 

387,741

 

 

 

326,216

 

 

Provision for credit losses

 

 

8,422

 

 

 

(1,365

)

 

 

1,263

 

 

 

4,380

 

 

 

(4,475

)

 

 

12,700

 

 

 

9,735

 

 

Net interest income after provision

 

 

94,724

 

 

 

99,465

 

 

 

94,121

 

 

 

86,731

 

 

 

92,386

 

 

 

375,041

 

 

 

316,481

 

 

Noninterest income - service fees and revenue

 

 

21,217

 

 

 

20,490

 

 

 

21,395

 

 

 

23,904

 

 

 

22,405

 

 

 

87,008

 

 

 

90,052

 

 

Noninterest income - other noninterest income

 

 

(210

)

 

 

3,486

 

 

 

3,277

 

 

 

1,079

 

 

 

3,251

 

 

 

7,630

 

 

 

9,822

 

 

Noninterest expense

 

 

72,697

 

 

 

61,231

 

 

 

62,435

 

 

 

61,939

 

 

 

66,371

 

 

 

258,301

 

 

 

233,356

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

43,034

 

 

 

62,210

 

 

 

56,358

 

 

 

49,775

 

 

 

51,671

 

 

 

211,378

 

 

 

182,999

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 

10,709

 

 

 

15,074

 

 

 

8,384

 

 

 

10,950

 

 

 

36,980

 

 

 

45,117

 

 

 

80,646

 

 

Net income

 

$

32,325

 

 

$

47,136

 

 

$

47,974

 

 

$

38,825

 

 

$

14,691

 

 

$

166,261

 

 

$

102,353

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

83,375,485

 

 

 

83,625,000

 

 

 

83,625,000

 

 

 

83,625,000

 

 

 

83,625,000

 

 

 

83,562,109

 

 

 

81,072,945

 

 

Diluted

 

 

83,375,485

 

 

 

84,660,256

 

 

 

84,792,657

 

 

 

84,674,807

 

 

 

84,717,005

 

 

 

84,375,289

 

 

 

81,605,015

 

 

Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.39

 

 

$

0.56

 

 

$

0.57

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

1.99

 

 

$

1.26

 

 

Diluted

 

 

0.39

 

 

 

0.56

 

 

 

0.57

 

 

 

0.46

 

 

 

0.17

 

 

 

1.97

 

 

 

1.25

 

 

Period-End Balance Sheet Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment securities

 

$

1,187,252

 

 

$

1,206,387

 

 

$

1,049,710

 

 

$

1,251,834

 

 

$

1,262,948

 

 

$

1,187,252

 

 

$

1,262,948

 

 

Total loans, net of unearned income

 

 

10,053,923

 

 

 

9,443,819

 

 

 

8,975,755

 

 

 

8,646,987

 

 

 

8,253,427

 

 

 

10,053,923

 

 

 

8,253,427

 

 

Allowance for credit losses

 

 

94,378

 

 

 

86,151

 

 

 

90,620

 

 

 

91,537

 

 

 

87,576

 

 

 

94,378

 

 

 

87,576

 

 

Total assets

 

 

12,730,285

 

 

 

11,759,837

 

 

 

11,305,528

 

 

 

10,999,382

 

 

 

10,948,926

 

 

 

12,730,285

 

 

 

10,948,926

 

 

Total deposits

 

 

10,708,689

 

 

 

9,558,276

 

 

 

9,331,055

 

 

 

9,048,971

 

 

 

9,011,515

 

 

 

10,708,689

 

 

 

9,011,515

 

 

Noninterest-bearing deposits

 

 

2,454,016

 

 

 

2,094,856

 

 

 

2,137,407

 

 

 

2,040,977

 

 

 

2,242,765

 

 

 

2,454,016

 

 

 

2,242,765

 

 

Interest-bearing deposits

 

 

8,254,673

 

 

 

7,463,420

 

 

 

7,193,648

 

 

 

7,007,994

 

 

 

6,768,750

 

 

 

8,254,673

 

 

 

6,768,750

 

 

Borrowings and subordinated debentures

 

 

471,770

 

 

 

662,658

 

 

 

471,453

 

 

 

471,335

 

 

 

470,814

 

 

 

471,770

 

 

 

470,814

 

 

Total shareholders equity

 

 

1,438,274

 

 

 

1,414,826

 

 

 

1,389,956

 

 

 

1,357,103

 

 

 

1,359,056

 

 

 

1,438,274

 

 

 

1,359,056

 

 

Average Balance Sheet Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment securities

 

$

1,187,947

 

 

$

1,141,704

 

 

$

1,183,055

 

 

$

1,234,226

 

 

$

1,228,330

 

 

$

1,180,623

 

 

$

1,155,819

 

 

Total loans, net of unearned income

 

 

9,890,419

 

 

 

9,265,754

 

 

 

8,848,820

 

 

 

8,443,951

 

 

 

8,226,294

 

 

 

9,116,602

 

 

 

7,825,763

 

 

Allowance for credit losses

 

 

87,996

 

 

 

92,783

 

 

 

93,365

 

 

 

89,097

 

 

 

94,968

 

 

 

90,813

 

 

 

90,621

 

 

Total assets

 

 

12,249,819

 

 

 

11,585,969

 

 

 

11,218,432

 

 

 

10,922,274

 

 

 

10,586,245

 

 

 

11,498,013

 

 

 

10,020,036

 

 

Total deposits

 

 

10,038,180

 

 

 

9,489,268

 

 

 

9,135,359

 

 

 

9,012,390

 

 

 

8,635,473

 

 

 

9,421,803

 

 

 

8,186,781

 

 

Noninterest-bearing deposits

 

 

2,210,793

 

 

 

2,153,097

 

 

 

2,058,255

 

 

 

2,128,595

 

 

 

2,170,758

 

 

 

2,137,953

 

 

 

1,965,070

 

 

Interest-bearing deposits

 

 

7,827,387

 

 

 

7,336,171

 

 

 

7,077,104

 

 

 

6,883,795

 

 

 

6,464,715

 

 

 

7,283,850

 

 

 

6,221,711

 

 

Borrowings and subordinated debentures

 

 

652,813

 

 

 

567,864

 

 

 

595,087

 

 

 

444,557

 

 

 

502,428

 

 

 

565,658

 

 

 

493,196

 

 

Total shareholders equity

 

 

1,412,643

 

 

 

1,395,061

 

 

 

1,358,770

 

 

 

1,342,445

 

 

 

1,348,867

 

 

 

1,377,471

 

 

 

1,253,861

 

 


 

 

Table 1 (Continued) - Selected Financial Data

 

 

 

As of and for the Three Months Ended

 

 

For the Year Ended December 31,

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

December 31,

2018

 

 

September 30,

2018

 

 

June 30,

2018

 

 

March 31,

2018

 

 

December 31,

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

Per Share Data:(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

 

 

17.43

 

 

 

16.92

 

 

 

16.62

 

 

 

16.23

 

 

 

16.25

 

 

 

17.43

 

 

 

16.25

 

 

Tangible book value (1)

 

 

13.62

 

 

 

13.15

 

 

 

12.85

 

 

 

12.32

 

 

 

12.33

 

 

 

13.62

 

 

 

12.33

 

 

Cash dividends declared

 

$

0.150

 

 

$

0.150

 

 

$

0.125

 

 

$

0.125

 

 

$

 

 

$

0.55

 

 

$

 

 

Dividend payout ratio

 

 

38.46

%

 

 

26.79

%

 

 

21.93

%

 

 

27.17

%

 

 

%

 

 

27.64

%

 

 

%

 

Performance Ratios:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average common equity (2)

 

 

9.08

%

 

 

13.40

%

 

 

14.16

%

 

 

11.73

%

 

 

4.32

%

 

 

12.07

%

 

 

8.16

%

 

Return on average tangible common equity (1) (2)

 

 

11.68

 

 

 

17.32

 

 

 

18.58

 

 

 

15.52

 

 

 

5.71

 

 

 

15.73

 

 

 

11.08

 

 

Return on average assets (2)

 

 

1.05

 

 

 

1.61

 

 

 

1.72

 

 

 

1.44

 

 

 

0.55

 

 

 

1.45

 

 

 

1.02

 

 

Net interest margin (2)

 

 

3.55

 

 

 

3.58

 

 

 

3.66

 

 

 

3.64

 

 

 

3.59

 

 

 

3.61

 

 

 

3.57

 

 

Efficiency ratio (1)

 

 

58.55

 

 

 

50.16

 

 

 

52.00

 

 

 

53.35

 

 

 

58.44

 

 

 

53.55

 

 

 

54.77

 

 

Adjusted efficiency ratio (1)

 

 

48.99

 

 

 

48.36

 

 

 

50.74

 

 

 

50.22

 

 

 

55.57

 

 

 

49.56

 

 

 

54.12

 

 

Asset Quality Ratios:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total nonperforming assets ("NPAs") to total loans and OREO and other NPAs

 

 

0.81

%

 

 

0.66

%

 

 

0.63

%

 

 

0.84

%

 

 

0.85

%

 

 

0.81

%

 

 

0.85

%

 

Total nonperforming loans to total loans

 

 

0.74

 

 

 

0.50

 

 

 

0.44

 

 

 

0.60

 

 

 

0.58

 

 

 

0.74

 

 

 

0.58

 

 

Total ACL to total loans

 

 

0.94

 

 

 

0.91

 

 

 

1.01

 

 

 

1.06

 

 

 

1.06

 

 

 

0.94

 

 

 

1.06

 

 

ACL to total nonperforming loans ("NPLs")

 

 

127.12

 

 

 

182.52

 

 

 

230.60

 

 

 

175.30

 

 

 

183.62

 

 

 

127.12

 

 

 

183.62

 

 

Net charge-offs to average loans (2)

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

0.13

 

 

 

0.10

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.13

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

Capital Ratios:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders equity to assets

 

 

11.3

%

 

 

12.0

%

 

 

12.3

%

 

 

12.3

%

 

 

12.4

%

 

 

11.3

%

 

 

12.4

%

 

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (1)

 

 

9.1

 

 

 

9.6

 

 

 

9.8

 

 

 

9.7

 

 

 

9.7

 

 

 

9.1

 

 

 

9.7

 

 

Common equity tier 1 (4)

 

 

9.8

 

 

 

10.4

 

 

 

10.5

 

 

 

10.4

 

 

 

10.6

 

 

 

9.8

 

 

 

10.6

 

 

Tier 1 leverage capital (4)

 

 

10.1

 

 

 

10.7

 

 

 

10.7

 

 

 

10.6

 

 

 

10.7

 

 

 

10.1

 

 

 

10.7

 

 

Tier 1 risk-based capital (4)

 

 

10.1

 

 

 

10.7

 

 

 

10.9

 

 

 

10.8

 

 

 

10.9

 

 

 

10.1

 

 

 

10.9

 

 

Total risk-based capital (4)

 

 

11.8

 

 

 

12.4

 

 

 

12.7

 

 

 

12.6

 

 

 

12.8

 

 

 

11.8

 

 

 

12.8

 

 

_____________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Considered a non-GAAP financial measure. See Table 7 "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a reconciliation of our non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
  2. Annualized for the three month periods.
  3. Cadence Bancorp, LLC was dissolved in the fourth quarter of 2018 and owns zero shares of Cadences common shares at December 31, 2018.
  4. Current quarter regulatory capital ratios are estimates.

 


 

Table 2 - Average Balances/Yield/Rates

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

Income/

 

 

Yield/

 

 

 

Average

 

 

Income/

 

 

Yield/

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Balance

 

 

Expense

 

 

Rate

 

 

 

Balance

 

 

Expense

 

 

Rate

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans, net of unearned income (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originated and ANCI loans

 

$

9,682,781

 

 

$

126,972

 

 

 

5.20

 

%

 

$

7,961,692

 

 

$

89,762

 

 

 

4.47

 

%

ACI portfolio

 

 

207,638

 

 

 

5,584

 

 

 

10.67

 

 

 

 

264,602

 

 

 

8,145

 

 

 

12.21

 

 

Total loans

 

 

9,890,419

 

 

 

132,556

 

 

 

5.32

 

 

 

 

8,226,294

 

 

 

97,907

 

 

 

4.72

 

 

Investment securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxable

 

 

980,403

 

 

 

6,909

 

 

 

2.80

 

 

 

 

817,971

 

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

2.43

 

 

Tax-exempt (2)

 

 

207,544

 

 

 

2,202

 

 

 

4.21

 

 

 

 

410,359

 

 

 

5,047

 

 

 

4.88

 

 

Total investment securities

 

 

1,187,947

 

 

 

9,111

 

 

 

3.04

 

 

 

 

1,228,330

 

 

 

10,047

 

 

 

3.25

 

 

Federal funds sold and short-term investments

 

 

437,565

 

 

 

2,092

 

 

 

1.90

 

 

 

 

409,317

 

 

 

1,151

 

 

 

1.12

 

 

Other investments

 

 

58,388

 

 

 

559

 

 

 

3.80

 

 

 

 

51,318

 

 

 

1,030

 

 

 

7.96

 

 

Total interest-earning assets

 

 

11,574,319

 

 

 

144,318

 

 

 

4.95

 

 

 

 

9,915,259

 

 

 

110,135

 

 

 

4.41

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

 

73,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66,849

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premises and equipment

 

 

63,258

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64,730

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued interest and other assets

 

 

626,360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

634,375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for credit losses

 

 

(87,996

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(94,968

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

12,249,819

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

10,586,245

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

 

$

5,242,091

 

 

$

20,024

 

 

 

1.52

 

%

 

$

4,424,371

 

 

$

7,844

 

 

 

0.70

 

%

Savings deposits

 

 

174,156

 

 

 

163

 

 

 

0.37

 

 

 

 

177,413

 

 

 

112

 

 

 

0.25

 

 

Time deposits

 

 

2,411,140

 

 

 

13,792

 

 

 

2.27

 

 

 

 

1,862,931

 

 

 

7,129

 

 

 

1.52

 

 

Total interest-bearing deposits

 

 

7,827,387

 

 

 

33,979

 

 

 

1.72

 

 

 

 

6,464,715

 

 

 

15,085

 

 

 

0.93

 

 

Other borrowings

 

 

517,051

 

 

 

4,266

 

 

 

3.27

 

 

 

 

367,373

 

 

 

3,021

 

 

 

3.26

 

 

Subordinated debentures

 

 

135,762

 

 

 

2,466

 

 

 

7.21

 

 

 

 

135,055

 

 

 

2,353

 

 

 

6.91

 

 

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

 

8,480,200

 

 

 

40,711

 

 

 

1.90

 

 

 

 

6,967,143

 

 

 

20,459

 

 

 

1.17

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities: