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Green Bancorp, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Earnings

2015 Second Quarter Highlights

  • Second quarter 2015 earnings per share (diluted) was $0.16 and excluding one-time acquisition expenses would have been $0.20
  • Net income was $4.1 million which represents a 0.73% return on average assets, and would have been $5.4 million excluding one-time acquisition expenses
  • Nonperforming assets remain low, decreasing to 0.47% of second quarter 2015 total assets compared to 1.03% for the second quarter 2014
  • Loans increased $83.9 million or 4.6% to $1.9 billion compared with March 31, 2015
  • Deposits increased $92.7 million or 4.8% to $2.0 billion compared with March 31, 2015
  • Entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Patriot Bancshares, Inc.

HOUSTON, July 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNBC), the bank holding company that operates Green Bank, N.A., today announced results for its second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. The Company reported net income for the quarter of $4.1 million, or $0.16 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $4.7 million or $0.22 per diluted common share reported for the same period in 2014. Excluding one-time acquisition expenses, net income for the second quarter 2015 would have been $5.4 million or $0.20 per diluted common share, compared to $5.0 million or $0.24 per diluted common share reported for the same period in 2014.

Manny Mehos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Green Bancorp said, "I am pleased with our performance this quarter as we continue to execute on our strategic plan of building Green Bank into a premier middle market Texas bank through both organic growth and disciplined, strategic acquisitions. Furthermore, I believe our strong quarterly results demonstrate the vibrancy, resiliency, and diversity of the Texas economy."

Mr. Mehos continued, "Our recently announced agreement with Patriot Bancshares is a significant milestone for our company and our employees. Upon closing, Green Bank will have approximately $3.6 billion in assets, making us the 15th largest bank headquartered in Texas. The increased scale in our core markets will better position Green Bank to increase market share and grow organically while offering strong earnings accretion."

Geoff Greenwade, President of Green Bancorp and Chief Executive of Green Bank remarked, "Our second quarter results highlight the solid execution by our bankers as we delivered both strong loan and deposit growth. Our credit metrics continued to show good improvement and economic activity remains healthy. Given the positive momentum in our business, we remain confident that we are well positioned to meet our growth expectations for the year."

Results of operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2015

Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $4.1 million, compared with $4.7 million for the same period in 2014. Net income per diluted common share was $0.16 for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared with $0.22 for the same period in 2014. The decrease in net income was principally due to the $1.3 million, net of tax, of one-time acquisition expenses. Excluding the after-tax impact of the one-time acquisition expenses, net income for the quarter would have increased to $5.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted common share. Returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, for the three months ended June 30, 2015 were 0.73% and 5.60%, respectively. Green Bancorp's efficiency ratio, which represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income, was 69.43% for the three months ended June 30, 2015. Excluding the impact of one-time acquisition expenses, returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, would have been 0.96% and 7.36%, respectively, and the efficiency ratio would have been 61.07% for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, was $20.9 million, an increase of $4.2 million, or 25.2%, compared with $16.7 million during the same period in 2014. The increase was primarily due to a 29.5% increase in average loan volume largely driven by the SharePlus acquisition and organic loan growth, somewhat offset by a 23 basis point decrease in the average loan yield. The net interest margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 decreased to 3.84%, compared with 3.87% for the same period in 2014 and decreased from 3.93% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Average noninterest-bearing deposits for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 were $491.3 million, an increase of $173.2 million compared with the same period in 2014, and an increase of $60.8 million compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Average shareholders' equity for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $296.3 million, an increase of $90.7 million compared with the same period in 2014, and an increase of $4.6 million compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net interest income before provision for loan losses during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 increased 2.0% or $407 thousand, compared with $20.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, primarily due to an 2.8% increase in average loan volume.

Noninterest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $3.0 million, an increase of $1.0 million, or 49.4%, compared with $2.0 million for the same period in 2014. This increase was primarily due to the acquired SharePlus operations and continued growth in government guaranteed loan sales and servicing income. When comparing the quarter ended June 30, 2015 to the quarter ended March 31, 2015, noninterest income increased $870 thousand, or 41.7%, from $2.1 million primarily due to a $315 thousand, or 48.8%, increase in gain on sale of the government guaranteed portion of certain loans and a $300 thousand, or 80.9%, increase in loan fees, principally related to loan prepayments.

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $16.6 million, an increase of $5.2 million, or 45.5%, compared with $11.4 million for the same period in 2014. The increase was primarily due to the $2.0 million of one-time acquisition expenses principally related to the pending merger with Patriot Bancshares, Inc.; a $1.7 million increase in salaries and employee benefits resulting from increased staffing principally due to the SharePlus acquisition, increased compensation due to our portfolio banker compensation program and general merit compensation increases; and smaller increases in various expenses due primarily to the SharePlus acquisition and public company activity. When comparing the quarter ended June 30, 2015 to the quarter ended March 31, 2015, noninterest expense increased 20.5%, or $2.8 million, from $13.8 million, primarily due to the $2.0 million of one-time acquisition expenses and $375 thousand write-down of other real estate owned.

Loans at June 30, 2015 were $1.9 billion, an increase of $461.0 million, or 32.2%, compared with $1.4 billion at June 30, 2014, primarily due to the SharePlus acquisition, continued opportunities for our portfolio bankers to generate new loans and expand existing relationships within our target markets, and increased mortgage warehouse volume. Loans at June 30, 2015 increased $83.9 million, or 4.6%, from March 31, 2015 due to increased mortgage warehouse volume and continued marketing activity of our portfolio bankers within our target markets. Average loans held for investment increased 29.4% or $416.5 million to $1.8 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared with $1.4 billion for the same period in 2014. Average loans held for investment for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 increased 2.8% or $49.8 million from the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Deposits at June 30, 2015 were $2.0 billion, an increase of $490.0 million, or 31.9%, compared to June 30, 2014, primarily due to $234.1 million related to the SharePlus acquisition and $227.8 million increase in our commercial deposits. Deposits at June 30, 2015 increased $92.7 million or 4.8% from March 31, 2015 due primarily to commercial deposit balance growth which included a temporary balance increase of approximately $95 million related to a title company relationship. Noninterest-bearing deposits at June 30, 2015 were $604.1 million, an increase of $261.5 million, or 76.3%, compared to June 30, 2014 and an increase of $145.0 million, or 31.6%, compared to March 31, 2015. Average deposits increased 27.4% or $414.5 million to $1.9 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared with the same period of 2014. Average deposits for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 increased 3.8% or $70.6 million compared with the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2015

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $8.8 million, compared with $8.2 million for the same period in 2014. Net income per diluted common share was $0.33 for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared with $0.39 for the same period in 2014. The increase in net income was principally due to increased interest income resulting from growth in loans partially due to the SharePlus acquisition. Other factors also contributed to the increase, including an increase in noninterest income and a decrease in interest expense, offset by increases in noninterest expense, provision for loan losses and provision for income taxes. Returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, for the six months ended June 30, 2015 were 0.79% and 6.03%, respectively. Green Bancorp's efficiency ratio was 65.26% for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses for the six months ended June 30, 2015, was $41.4 million an increase of $9.1 million, or 28.0%, compared with $32.4 million during the same period in 2014. The increase was primarily due to a 29.7% increase in average loan volume, partially offset by a 16 basis point decrease in loan yields. The net interest margin for the six months ended June 30, 2015 increased to 3.88%, compared with 3.84% for the same period in 2014. Average noninterest-bearing deposits for the six months ended June 30, 2015 were $461.1 million, an increase of $164.2 million compared with the same period in 2014. Average shareholders' equity for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $294.0 million, an increase of $90.7 million compared with the same period in 2014.

Noninterest income for six months ended June 30, 2015 was $5.0 million, an increase of $1.5 million, or 40.6%, compared with $3.6 million for the same period in 2014. This increase was primarily due to a $615 thousand increase in customer service fees, a $382 thousand increase in gain on sale of the guaranteed portion of certain loans, and the $232 thousand in gain on sale of held for sale loans.

Noninterest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2015, was $30.3 million, an increase of $8.3 million, or 37.9%, compared with $22.0 million for the same period in 2014. This increase was primarily due to a $3.6 million increase in salaries and employee benefits resulting from increased staffing principally due to the SharePlus acquisition, and from increased compensation due to our portfolio banker compensation program and general merit compensation increases, and the $2.2 million in one-time acquisition expenses. Additional factors contributing to the increase include other ongoing expenses related to the SharePlus acquisition and public company activity.

Average loans held for investment increased 29.6% or $412.9 million to $1.8 billion for six months ended June 30, 2015, compared with $1.4 billion for the same period in 2014. Average deposits increased 27.7% or $410.4 million to $1.9 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared with the same period of 2014.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming assets totaled $11.3 million or 0.47% of period end total assets at June 30, 2015, down from $18.6 million or 1.03% of period end total assets at June 30, 2014, and $14.2 million or 0.63% of period end total assets at March 31, 2015. Accruing loans classified as troubled debt restructures and included in the nonperforming asset totals were $681 thousand at June 30, 2015, compared with $4.0 million at June 30, 2014. The allowance for loan losses was 0.97% of total loans at June 30, 2015, compared with 1.10% of total loans at June 30, 2014 and 0.97% of total loans at March 31, 2015. The reduction in the percentage when compared to June 30, 2014 was largely due to acquired SharePlus loans which are accounted for under ASC 310-20 and ASC 310-30. At June 30, 2015, the Company's allowance for loans losses was 1.07% of total loans excluding acquired loans that are accounted for under ASC 310-20 and ASC 310-30. Further, the allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount was 1.11% as of June 30, 2015.

The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $805 thousand for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, down from the $1.5 million provision for the loan losses recorded for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. The provision for loan losses was $2.3 million for six months ended June 30, 2015, compared with $1.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

Net charge offs were $55 thousand for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared with net recoveries of $432 thousand for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, and net recoveries of $586 thousand for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net recoveries were $377 thousand, or 0.02% of average loans outstanding, for six months ended June 30, 2015, compared with net charge offs of $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

Acquisition of SP Bancorp, Inc.

On October 17, 2014, Green Bancorp acquired SP Bancorp, Inc. ("SP Bancorp") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SharePlus Bank ("SharePlus") headquartered in Plano, Texas. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, we paid $46.4 million in cash for all outstanding shares of SP Bancorp capital stock, which resulted in goodwill of $14.5 million as of June 30, 2015. Additionally, we recognized $3.5 million of core deposit intangibles as of June 30, 2015. These goodwill and core deposit intangible balances as of June 30, 2015 do not include subsequent fair value adjustments that are still being finalized.

Merger with Patriot Bancshares, Inc.

As previously announced, Green Bancorp and Patriot Bancshares, Inc. ("Patriot Bancshares") entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger on May 27, 2015. The merger agreement provides that Green Bancorp will issue at the closing up to 10,757,273 shares of Green Bancorp common stock to Patriot Bancshares shareholders in exchange for all outstanding Patriot Bancshares common shares as well as Patriot Bancshares' Series D and Series F preferred stock which will be converted to Patriot Bancshares common stock in advance of the closing. In addition, it is a condition to the completion of the merger that Patriot Bancshares' $27.3 million Series B and Series C preferred stock be redeemed prior to the closing.

As of June 30, 2015, Patriot Bancshares, on a consolidated basis, reported total assets of $1.4 billion, total loans of $1.0 billion, total deposits of $1.1 billion and total shareholders' equity of $123.8 million.

The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, and is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015. The transaction is subject to the requisite approval by each company's shareholders, as well as regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Certain shareholders of Green Bancorp and Patriot Bancshares have agreed to vote in favor of the transaction.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Green Bancorp's management uses certain non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measures to evaluate its performance. Specifically, Green Bancorp reviews tangible book value per common share, the tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio, allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans, allowance for loan losses plus net discount on acquired loans to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount and selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expenses. Green Bancorp has included in this Earnings Release information related to these non-GAAP financial measures for the applicable periods presented. Please refer to the "Notes to Financial Highlights" at the end of this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Capital Management

The Basel III Capital Rules adopted by the federal regulatory authorities in 2013 substantially revised the risk-based capital requirements applicable to Green Bancorp, Inc., and Green Bank, N.A. The Basel III Capital Rules became effective for Green Bancorp on January 1, 2015, subject to a phase-in period for certain provisions. Among other things, the Basel III Capital Rules introduced a new capital measure called "Common Equity Tier 1," which is a comparison of the sum of certain equity capital components to total risk-weighted assets, and revised the risk-weighting approach of the capital ratios with a more risk-sensitive approach that expanded the risk-weighting categories from the previous Basel I derived categories to a much larger and more risk-sensitive number of categories, depending on the nature of the assets.

Conference Call

As previously announced, Green Bancorp will hold a conference call today, July 28, 2015, to discuss its second quarter 2015 results at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-877-407-0789, or for international callers, 1-201-689-8562 and requesting to be joined to the Green Bancorp Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call. A replay will be available starting at 8:00 pm Eastern Time on July 28, 2015 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176, or for international callers, 1-858-384-5517. The passcode for the replay is 1361448. The replay will be available until 11:59 pm Eastern Time on August 4, 2015.

Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the investor relations section of the company's website at investors.greenbank.com. The online replay will remain available for a limited time beginning immediately following the call.

To learn more about Green Bancorp, please visit the Company's web site at www.greenbank.com. Green Bancorp uses its web site as a channel of distribution for material Company information. Financial and other material information regarding Green Bancorp is routinely posted on the Company's web site and is readily accessible.

About Green Bancorp, Inc.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Green Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company that operates Green Bank, N.A., in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Commercial-focused, Green Bank is a nationally chartered bank regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a division of the Department of the Treasury of the United States.

Forward Looking Statement

The information presented herein and in other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in press releases or other public shareholder communications, or in oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 giving Green Bancorp's and Patriot Bancshares' expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance or conditions. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "target," "estimate," "continue," "positions," "prospects" or "potential," by future conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may", or by variations of such words or by similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and we assume no duty to update forward-looking statements.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. These statements may relate to future financial performance, strategic plans or objectives, revenues or earnings projections, or other financial information. By their nature, these statements are subject to numerous uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the statements. Statements about the expected timing, completion and effects of the proposed transactions and all other statements in this release other than historical facts constitute forward-looking statements.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in Green Bancorp's reports filed with the SEC and those identified elsewhere in this communication, the following factors among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements: ability to obtain regulatory approvals and meet other closing conditions to the merger, including approval by Green Bancorp's and Patriot Bancshares's shareholders, on the expected terms and schedule; delay in closing the merger; difficulties and delays in integrating the Green Bancorp and Patriot Bancshares businesses or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits; business disruption following the proposed transaction; changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; changes in interest rates and capital markets; inflation; customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; customer disintermediation; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives; competitive conditions; the inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement integration plans and other consequences associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; economic conditions; and the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms.

Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.

Additional Information About the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It

This communication contains statements relating to the proposed merger transaction involving Green Bancorp and Patriot Bancshares. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Investors and security holders are urged to carefully review and consider Green's public filings with the SEC, including but not limited to its Annual Reports on Form 10-K, its proxy statements (including the joint proxy statement/prospectus on Form S-4 (File No.: 333-205495) (the "Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus")), its Current Reports on Form 8-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The documents filed by Green with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at Green's investor relations website at investors.greenbank.com or at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, these documents, when available, can be obtained free of charge from Green upon written request to Green Bancorp, Inc., Attn: Investor Relations, 4000 Greenbriar Street, Houston, TX 77098 or by calling (713) 275-8220.

In connection with the proposed transaction, Green Bancorp has filed the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus with the SEC which will include a joint proxy statement of Patriot Bancshares and Green Bancorp and a prospectus of Green Bancorp, and will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders of Patriot Bancshares and Green Bancorp are urged to carefully read the entire Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, as well as any amendments or supplements to the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus filed with the SEC, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. A definitive Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will be sent to the shareholders of each institution seeking the required shareholder approvals. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus free of charge from the SEC's website or from Green Bancorp by writing to the address provided above.

Green Bancorp and Patriot Bancshares and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from their shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about Green Bancorp's participants may be found in the definitive proxy statement of Green Bancorp relating to its 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed with the SEC on April 30, 2015. The definitive proxy statement can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants is included in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and will be included in other relevant documents regarding the proposed merger transaction filed with the SEC when they become available, copies of which may also be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Green Bancorp, Inc.
Financial Highlights 
(Unaudited)
           
  Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014
  (Dollars in thousands)
Period End Balance Sheet Data:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 168,416  $ 129,108  $ 68,923  $ 71,547  $ 68,329
Securities  258,882  228,035  238,278  244,759  253,208
Other investments  10,831  10,000  11,365  11,006  8,865
Loans held for sale  1,287  939  573  --   -- 
Loans held for investment  1,894,742  1,810,842  1,799,155  1,504,998  1,433,702
Allowance for loan losses  (18,292)  (17,542)  (15,605)  (15,262)  (15,705)
Goodwill  30,129  30,129  30,129  15,672  15,672
Core deposit intangibles, net  3,852  4,000  4,148  800  862
Real estate acquired through foreclosure  4,488  4,863  4,863  4,863  4,863
Premises and equipment, net  24,773  24,817  25,200  21,080  21,326
Other assets  29,843  27,474  29,106  17,279  16,742
Total assets  $ 2,408,951  $ 2,252,665  $ 2,196,135  $ 1,876,742  $ 1,807,864
           
Noninterest-bearing deposits  $ 604,073  $ 459,100  $ 431,942  $ 393,567  $ 342,617
Interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits  758,123  809,300  777,431  638,917  613,954
Certificates and other time deposits  662,335  663,451  636,340  545,207  578,001
Total deposits  2,024,531  1,931,851  1,845,713  1,577,691  1,534,572
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase  9,858  13,012  4,605  4,391  5,617
Other borrowed funds  67,309  7,323  47,586  --   51,835
Other liabilities  8,601  6,709  9,826  8,696  7,088
Total liabilities  2,110,299  1,958,895  1,907,730  1,590,778  1,599,112
Shareholders' equity  298,652  293,770  288,405  285,964  208,752
Total liabilities and equity  $ 2,408,951  $ 2,252,665  $ 2,196,135  $ 1,876,742  $ 1,807,864
 
 
 
For the Quarter Ended
 For the
Six Months Ended 
  Jun 30,
2015
Mar 31,
2015
Dec 31,
2014
Sep 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2015
Jun 30,
2014
  (Dollars in thousands)
Income Statement Data:              
Interest income:              
Loans, including fees  $ 22,252  $ 21,659  $ 21,414  $ 18,745  $ 17,986  $ 43,911  $ 34,962
Securities  838  878  986  954  1,024  1,716  2,053
Other investments  113  110  111  82  81  223  159
Federal funds sold  --   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
Deposits in financial institutions  53  55  47  36  32  108  56
Total interest income  23,256  22,702  22,558  19,817  19,123  45,958  37,230
               
Interest expense:              
Transaction and savings deposits  695  682  684  657  621  1,377  1,198
Certificates and other time deposits  1,607  1,474  1,553  1,624  1,760  3,081  3,570
Other borrowed funds  31  30  38  24  36  61  80
Total interest expense  2,333  2,186  2,275  2,305  2,417  4,519  4,848
               
Net interest income  20,923  20,516  20,283  17,512  16,706  41,439  32,382
Provision for loan losses  805  1,505  1,250  220  --   2,310  1,223
Net interest income after provision for loan losses  20,118  19,011  19,033  17,292  16,706  39,129  31,159
               
Noninterest income:              
Customer service fees  917  863  796  694  634  1,780  1,165
Loan fees  671  371  483  422  462  1,042  1,012
Gain on sale of held for sale loans, net  157  75  28  --   --   232  -- 
Gain on sale of guaranteed portion of loans, net  960  645  594  1,050  793  1,605  1,223
Other  250  131  236  168  89  381  185
Total noninterest income  2,955  2,085  2,137  2,334  1,978  5,040  3,585
               
Noninterest expense:              
Salaries and employee benefits  8,878  8,757  8,891  8,131  7,149  17,635  14,080
Occupancy  1,562  1,460  1,585  1,138  1,172  3,022  2,305
Professional and regulatory fees  3,605  1,467  1,612  1,488  1,767  5,072  2,547
Data processing  583  644  4,173  403  389  1,227  777
Software license and maintenance  392  362  418  350  341  754  656
Marketing  152  148  95  191  196  300  368
Loan related  263  109  220  101  85  372  202
Real estate acquired by foreclosure, net  382  13  (30)  85  62  395  231
Other  761  796  916  673  235  1,557  827
Total noninterest expense  16,578  13,756  17,880  12,560  11,396  30,334  21,993
               
Income before income taxes  6,495  7,340  3,290  7,066  7,288  13,835  12,751
Provision for income taxes  2,357  2,691  1,243  2,533  2,614  5,048  4,589
Net income  $ 4,138  $ 4,649  $ 2,047  $ 4,533  $ 4,674  $ 8,787  $ 8,162
               
 
 
As of and For the Quarter Ended
As of and For the
Six Months Ended 
  Jun 30,
2015
Mar 31,
2015
Dec 31,
2014
Sep 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2015
Jun 30,
2014
  (In thousands, except per share data)
Per Share Data (Common Stock):              
Basic earnings per common share  $ 0.16  $ 0.18  $ 0.08  $ 0.20  $ 0.22  $ 0.34  $ 0.39
Diluted earnings per share  0.16  0.18  0.08  0.20  0.22  0.33  0.39
Book value per common share  11.37  11.22  11.02  10.93  10.05  11.37  10.05
Tangible book value per common share (1)  10.08  9.92  9.71  10.30  9.25  10.08  9.25
               
Common Stock Data:              
Shares outstanding at period end 26,270 26,176 26,176 26,171 20,780 26,270 20,780
Weighted average basic shares outstanding for the period 26,199 26,176 26,171 22,714 20,780 26,186 20,778
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the period 26,518 26,359 26,592 23,102 20,936 26,445 20,921
               
Selected Performance Metrics:              
Return on average assets  0.73%  0.85%  0.38%  0.98%  1.05%  0.79%  0.94%
Return on average equity  5.60  6.46  2.83  7.58  9.12  6.03  8.10
Efficiency ratio  69.43  60.86  79.75  63.29  60.99  65.26  61.15
Loans to deposits ratio  93.59  93.74  97.48  95.39  93.43  93.59  93.43
Noninterest expense to average assets  2.93  2.53  3.32  2.71  2.56  2.73  2.53
               
Capital Ratios:              
Average shareholders' equity to average total assets  13.0%  13.2%  13.4%  12.9%  11.5%  13.1%  11.6%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (leverage)  12.2  12.0  12.1  14.7  10.4  12.2  10.4
Common equity tier 1 capital(2)  12.5  13.0  N/A   N/A   N/A   12.5  N/A 
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets   12.5  13.0  13.1  15.9  11.6  12.5  11.6
Total capital to risk-weighted assets   13.4  13.9  14.0  16.9  12.6  13.4  12.6
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (1)  11.1  11.7  11.8  14.5  10.7  11.1  10.7
               
Selected Other Metrics:              
Number of full time equivalent employees 266 267 272 219 216 266 216
Number of portfolio bankers 55 53 53 48 49 55 49
Period end actual loan portfolio average per portfolio banker  $ 33,191  $ 32,721  $ 31,500  $ 29,823  $ 27,741  $ 33,191  $ 27,741
Period end target loan portfolio average per portfolio banker  $ 47,348  $ 46,679  $ 44,698  $ 47,271  $ 47,633  $ 47,348  $ 47,633
Estimated remaining capacity to target loan portfolio size  29.90%  29.90%  29.53%  36.91%  41.76%  29.90%  41.76%
 ___________________________              
(1) Refer to "Notes to Financial Highlights" at the end of this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure.
(2) Common equity tier 1 capital ratio is a new ratio required under the Basel III Capital Rules effective January 1, 2015.
 
 
  For the Quarter Ended
  June 30, 2015 March 31, 2015 June 30, 2014
 
Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate
  (Dollars in thousands)
Assets                  
Interest-Earning Assets:                  
Loans   $ 1,834,975  $ 22,252  4.86%  $ 1,784,400  $ 21,659  4.92%  $ 1,416,665  $ 17,986  5.09%
Securities  263,900 838  1.27 235,946 878  1.51 256,584 1,024  1.60
Other investments 9,940 113  4.56 10,435 110  4.28 8,861 81  3.67
Federal funds sold  1,006  --  --  639  --  --  761  --  -- 
Interest earning deposits in financial institutions 75,836 53  0.28 86,536 55  0.26 46,730 32  0.27
Total interest-earning assets  2,185,657 23,256  4.27% 2,117,956 22,702  4.35% 1,729,601 19,123  4.43%
                   
Allowance for loan losses   (18,387)      (15,784)      (15,531)    
Noninterest-earning assets  106,027     105,697     69,897    
Total assets   $ 2,273,297      $ 2,207,869      $ 1,783,967    
                   
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                  
Interest-bearing liabilities:                  
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits   $ 775,043  $ 695  0.36%  $ 788,020  $ 682  0.35%  $ 613,561  $ 621  0.41%
Certificates and other time deposits 662,109 1,607  0.97 639,300 1,474  0.94 582,354 1,760  1.21
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase  11,699 4  0.14 15,194 6  0.16 6,696 2  0.12
Other borrowed funds  29,230 27  0.37 35,540 24  0.27 51,565 34  0.26
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,478,081 2,333  0.63% 1,478,054 2,186  0.60% 1,254,176 2,417  0.77%
                   
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:                  
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits 491,305     430,542     318,056    
Other liabilities  7,652     7,599     6,168    
Total liabilities  1,977,038     1,916,195     1,578,400    
Shareholders' equity  296,259     291,674     205,567    
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 2,273,297      $ 2,207,869      $ 1,783,967    
                   
Net interest rate spread       3.63%      3.75%      3.66%
Net interest income and margin(1)     $ 20,923  3.84%    $ 20,516  3.93%    $ 16,706  3.87%
_____________________                  
(1) Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.
 
 
  For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2015 2014
 
Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate

Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid

Average
Yield/
Rate 
  (Dollars in thousands)
Assets            
Interest-Earning Assets:            
Loans   $ 1,809,827  $ 43,911  4.89%  $ 1,395,565  $ 34,962  5.05%
Securities   250,000  1,716  1.38  255,816  2,053  1.62
Other investments  10,186  223  4.41  8,940  159  3.59
Federal funds sold   824  --    --   679  --   -- 
Interest earning deposits in financial institutions  81,156  108  0.27  41,703  56  0.27
Total interest-earning assets   2,151,993  45,958  4.31%  1,702,703  37,230  4.41%
             
Allowance for loan losses   (17,093)      (16,158)    
Noninterest-earning assets   105,864      69,856    
Total assets   $ 2,240,764      $ 1,756,401    
             
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity            
Interest-bearing liabilities:            
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits   $ 781,495  $ 1,377  0.36%  $ 608,634  $ 1,198  0.40%
Certificates and other time deposits  650,768  3,081  0.95  577,399  3,570  1.25
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase   13,436  10  0.15  6,467  5  0.16
Other borrowed funds   32,368  51  0.32  57,916  75  0.26
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,478,067  4,519  0.62%  1,250,416  4,848  0.78%
             
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:            
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits  461,091      296,937    
Other liabilities   7,627      5,743    
Total liabilities   1,946,785      1,553,096    
Shareholders' equity   293,979      203,305    
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 2,240,764      $ 1,756,401    
             
Net interest rate spread       3.69%      3.63%
Net interest income and margin(1)     $ 41,439  3.88%    $ 32,382  3.84%
____________________            
(1)  Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.
           
           
Yield Trend          
           
  For the Quarter Ended
  Jun 30,
2015
Mar 31,
2015
Dec 31,
2014
Sep 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2014
           
Average yield on interest-earning assets:          
Loans, including fees  4.86%  4.92%  4.90%  5.07%  5.09%
Securities  1.27  1.51  1.59  1.51  1.60
Other investments  4.56  4.28  3.89  3.59  3.67
Federal funds sold  --   --   --   --   -- 
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions  0.28  0.26  0.30  0.26  0.27
Total interest-earning assets  4.27%  4.35%  4.36%  4.41%  4.43%
           
Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities:          
Interest bearing transaction and savings  0.36%  0.35%  0.37%  0.42%  0.41%
Certificates and other time deposits  0.97  0.94  0.99  1.15  1.21
Other borrowed funds  0.30  0.24  0.27  0.28  0.25
Total interest-bearing liabilities  0.63%  0.60%  0.64%  0.75%  0.77%
           
Net interest rate spread  3.63%  3.75%  3.73%  3.66%  3.66%
Net interest margin (1)  3.84%  3.93%  3.92%  3.90%  3.87%
___________________          
(1)  Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.
           
           
Supplemental Yield Trend          
           
  For the Quarter Ended
  Jun 30,
2015
Mar 31,
2015
Dec 31,
2014
Sep 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2014
           
Average yield on loans, excluding fees (2)  4.47%  4.50%  4.48%  4.63%  4.57%
Average cost of interest-bearing deposits  0.64  0.61  0.65  0.76  0.80
Average cost of total deposits, including noninterest-bearing  0.48  0.47  0.50  0.58  0.63
___________________          
(2)  Average yield on loans, excluding fees is equal to loan interest income divided by average loan principal.
           
           
Interest Rate Sensitivity          
           
  Percentage Change in Net Interest Income over a 12-month Horizon as of
  Jun 30,
2015
Mar 31,
2015
Dec 31,
2014
Sep 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2014
           
+200 basis point change in interest rates  22.3% 19.6% 19.2% 20.7% 17.6%
+100 basis point change in interest rates  11.9 10.7 10.3 10.7 9.3
No change in interest rates  --  --  --  --  --
-100 basis point change in interest rates  (6.1) (3.9) (4.8) (3.3) (3.5)
 
 
Portfolio Composition
                     
                     
  Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014
  (Dollars in thousands)
Period End Balances                    
                     
Commercial & industrial  $ 795,483  42.0%  744,380  41.1%  788,410  43.8%  725,583  48.2%  710,915  49.6%
Real Estate:                    
Owner occupied commercial  176,453  9.3  166,604  9.1  163,592  9.1  132,940  8.8  142,484  9.9
Commercial  383,863  20.3  367,071  20.3  339,006  18.8  308,700  20.5  281,882  19.7
Construction, land & land development  290,469  15.3  273,125  15.1  240,666  13.4  230,259  15.3  188,691  13.2
Residential mortgage  234,026  12.3  249,591  13.8  257,066  14.3  100,818  6.8  104,913  7.3
Consumer and Other  14,448  0.8  10,071  0.6  10,415  0.6  6,698  0.4  4,817  0.3
Total loans held for investment  $ 1,894,742  100.0%  1,810,842  100.0%  1,799,155  100.0%  1,504,998  100.0%  1,433,702  100.0%
                     
Deposits:                    
Noninterest-bearing  $ 604,073  29.9%  459,100  23.8%  431,942  23.4%  393,567  24.9%  342,617  22.3%
Interest-bearing transaction  133,584  6.6  142,442  7.4  134,448  7.3  81,816  5.2  77,836  5.1
Money market  567,613  28.0  607,033  31.4  581,346  31.5  525,726  33.3  502,535  32.7
Savings  56,926  2.8  59,825  3.1  61,637  3.3  31,375  2.0  33,583  2.2
Certificates and other time deposits  662,335  32.7  663,451  34.3  636,340  34.5  545,207  34.6  578,001  37.7
Total deposits  $ 2,024,531  100.0%  1,931,851  100.0%  1,845,713  100.0%  1,577,691  100.0%  1,534,572  100.0%
                     
Loan to Deposit Ratio 93.6%    93.7%    97.5%    95.4%    93.4%  
 
 
Asset Quality              
               
 
As of and for the Quarter Ended
As of and for the
Six Months Ended 
  Jun 30,
2015
Mar 31,
2015
Dec 31,
2014
Sep 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2014
Jun 30,
2015
Jun 30,
2014
  (Dollars in thousands)
Nonperforming Assets:              
Nonaccrual loans  $ 4,402  $ 3,789  $ 2,127  $ 2,709  $ 2,141  $ 4,402  $ 2,141
Accruing loans 90 or more days past due  --   7  16  52  604  --   604
Restructured loans—nonaccrual  1,712  3,113  2,717  1,948  6,983  1,712  6,983
Restructured loans—accrual  681  2,390  2,257  3,973  3,999  681  3,999
Total nonperforming loans  6,795  9,299  7,117  8,682  13,727  6,795  13,727
Real estate acquired through foreclosure  4,488  4,863  4,863  4,863  4,863  4,488  4,863
Total nonperforming assets  $ 11,283  $ 14,162  $ 11,980  $ 13,545  $ 18,590  $ 11,283  $ 18,590
               
Charge-offs:              
Commercial and industrial   $ (1,227)  $ (77)  $ (960)  $ (679)  $ (50)  $ (1,304)  $ (1,288)
Commercial real estate   --   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
Residential mortgage   --   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
Other consumer   (12)  (105)  (10)  (2)  (4)  (117)  (1,285)
Total charge-offs  (1,239)  (182)  (970)  (681)  (54)  (1,421)  (2,573)
               
Recoveries:              
Commercial and industrial   $ 1,163  $ 597  $ 53  $ 10  $ 6  $ 1,760  $ 55
Owner occupied commercial real estate   --   --   --   --   14  --   14
Commercial real estate   --   1  --   --   --   1  1
Residential mortgage   6  12  5  7  5  18  8
Other consumer   15  4  5  1  615  19  616
Total recoveries  1,184  614  63  18  640  1,798  694
               
Net recoveries (charge-offs)  $ (55)  $ 432  $ (907)  $ (663)  $ 586  $ 377  $ (1,879)
               
Allowance for loan losses at end of period   $ 18,292  $ 17,542  $ 15,605  $ 15,262  $ 15,705  $ 18,292  $ 15,705
               
Asset Quality Ratios:              
Nonperforming assets to total assets  0.47%  0.63%  0.55%  0.72%  1.03%  0.47%  1.03%
Nonperforming loans to total loans  0.36  0.51  0.40  0.58  0.96  0.36  0.96
Total classified assets to total regulatory capital  19.03  10.93  11.65  6.35  9.29  19.03  9.29
Allowance for loan losses to total loans  0.97  0.97  0.87  1.01  1.10  0.97  1.10
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans outstanding   0.00  (0.02)  0.05  0.05  (0.04)  (0.02)  0.13
               

Green Bancorp, Inc.
Notes to Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

We identify certain financial measures discussed in this release as being "non-GAAP financial measures." In accordance with the SEC's rules, we classify a financial measure as being a non-GAAP financial measure if that financial measure excludes or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding or including amounts, that are included or excluded, as the case may be, in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as in effect from time to time in the United States in our statements of income, balance sheet or statements of cash flows. Non-GAAP financial measures do not include operating and other statistical measures or ratios or statistical measures calculated using exclusively either financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, operating measures or other measures that are not non-GAAP financial measures or both.

The non-GAAP financial measures that we discuss in this release should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable or other financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which we calculate the non-GAAP financial measures that we discuss in this release may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names. You should understand how such other banking organizations calculate their financial measures similar or with names similar to the non-GAAP financial measures we have discussed in this release when comparing such non-GAAP financial measures.

Tangible Book Value Per Common Share. Tangible book value is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as shareholders' equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; and (b) tangible book value per common share as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by shares of common stock outstanding. For tangible book value, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is our book value.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in changes from period to period in book value per common share exclusive of changes in intangible assets. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing total book value while not increasing our tangible book value.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total shareholders' equity to tangible common equity and presents our tangible book value per common share compared with our book value per common share:

  Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014
  (In thousands, except per share data)
           
Tangible Common Equity          
Total shareholders' equity   $ 298,652  $ 293,770  $ 288,405  $ 285,964  $ 208,752
Adjustments:          
Goodwill  30,129 30,129 30,129 15,672 15,672
Core deposit intangibles  3,852 4,000 4,148 800 862
Tangible common equity  $ 264,671  $ 259,641  $ 254,128  $ 269,492  $ 192,218
Common shares outstanding (1) 26,270 26,176 26,176 26,171 20,780
Book value per common share (1)  $ 11.37  $ 11.22  $ 11.02  $ 10.93  $ 10.05
Tangible book value per common share (1)  $ 10.08  $ 9.92  $ 9.71  $ 10.30  $ 9.25
_________________          
(1)  Excludes the dilutive effect of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options. The number of exercisable options outstanding was 938,927 as of Jun 30, 2015; 1,021,555 as of Mar 31, 2015; 1,020,743 as of Dec 31, 2014; 1,023,072 as of Sep 30, 2014; and 1,006,510 as of Jun 30, 2014.

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets. Tangible common equity to tangible assets is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as shareholders' equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; (b) tangible assets as total assets less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) tangible common equity to tangible assets as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by tangible assets (as described in clause (b)). For common equity to tangible assets, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is total shareholders' equity to total assets.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in common equity and total assets, each exclusive of changes in intangible assets. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing both total shareholders' equity and assets while not increasing our tangible common equity or tangible assets.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total shareholders' equity to tangible common equity and total assets to tangible assets and presents our tangible common equity to tangible assets:

  Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014
  (Dollars in thousands)
           
Tangible Common Equity          
Total shareholders' equity   $ 298,652  $ 293,770  $ 288,405  $ 285,964  $ 208,752
Adjustments:          
Goodwill  30,129 30,129 30,129 15,672 15,672
Core deposit intangibles  3,852 4,000 4,148 800 862
Tangible common equity  $ 264,671  $ 259,641  $ 254,128  $ 269,492  $ 192,218
Tangible Assets          
Total assets   $ 2,408,951  $ 2,252,665  $ 2,196,135  $ 1,876,742  $ 1,807,864
Adjustments:          
Goodwill  30,129 30,129 30,129 15,672 15,672
Core deposit intangibles  3,852 4,000 4,148 800 862
Tangible assets  $ 2,374,970  $ 2,218,536  $ 2,161,858  $ 1,860,270  $ 1,791,330
Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets  11.1% 11.7% 11.8% 14.5% 10.7%

Allowance for Loan Losses to Total Loans excluding Acquired Loans. The allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans is a non-GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the Company's financial condition. Due to the application of purchase accounting, we use this non-GAAP ratio that excludes that impact of these items to evaluate our allowance for loan losses to total loans. We calculate: (a) total loans excluding acquired loans as total loans less the fair value of acquired loans accounted for under ASC topics 310-20 and 310-30; and (b) allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans as the allowance for loan losses divided by total loans excluding acquired loans (as described in clause (a)). For allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is allowance for loan losses to total loans.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in the allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans. The acquired loans may have a premium or discount associated with them that includes a potential credit loss component with similar characteristics to the allowance for loan losses. This measure reports the allowance for loan loss coverage to only those loans not accounted for pursuant to ASC topics 310-20 and 310-30 which may assist the investor in evaluating the allowance coverage of loans excluding acquired loans.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans:

  Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014
  (Dollars in thousands)
           
Allowance for loan losses  $ 18,292  $ 17,542  $ 15,605  $ 15,262  $ 15,705
Total loans excluding acquired loans          
Total loans  $ 1,894,742  $ 1,810,842  $ 1,799,155  $ 1,504,998  $ 1,433,702
Less: Fair value of acquired loans accounted for under ASC Topics 310-20 and 310-30 190,815 214,689 238,424 12,366 17,178
Total loans excluding acquired loans  $ 1,703,927  $ 1,596,153  $ 1,560,731  $ 1,492,632  $ 1,416,524
Allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans  1.07%  1.10%  1.00%  1.02%  1.11%

Allowance for Loan Losses plus Acquired Loan Net Discount to Total Loans adjusted for Acquired Loan Net Discount. Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount is a non‑GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the Company's financial condition. We calculate: (a) allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount as allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount, net of accumulated amortization; (b) total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount as total loans plus acquired loan net discount, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount as allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount (as calculated in clause (a)) divided by total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount (as calculated in clause (b)).

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in the allowance for loan losses plus the acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for the acquired loan net discount. This measure reports the combined allowance for loan loss and acquired loan net discount (or premium) as a percentage of loans inclusive of the acquired loan net discount (or premium) which may assist the investor in evaluating allowance coverage on loans inclusive of additional discount or premium resulting from purchase accounting adjustments.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, allowance for loan losses plus acquired loans net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount:

  Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014
  (Dollars in thousands)
           
Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount          
Allowance for loan losses at end of period   $ 18,292  $ 17,542  $ 15,605  $ 15,262  $ 15,705
Plus: Net discount on acquired loans 2,771 3,474 4,081 944 1,033
Total allowance plus acquired loan net discount  $ 21,063  $ 21,016  $ 19,686  $ 16,206  $ 16,738
           
Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount          
Total loans  $ 1,894,742  $ 1,810,842  $ 1,799,155  $ 1,504,998  $ 1,433,702
Plus: Net discount on acquired loans 2,771 3,474 4,081 944 1,033
Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount  $ 1,897,513  $ 1,814,316  $ 1,803,236  $ 1,505,942  $ 1,434,735
Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount loans to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount  1.11%  1.16%  1.09%  1.08%  1.17%

Selected Metrics Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses. The selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expense are non-GAAP measures used by management to evaluate the Company's performance. We calculate: (a) noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses as total noninterest expense less the one-time acquisition expenses; (b) net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income less one-time acquisition expenses, net of taxes; (c) diluted earnings per share excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (b)) divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding; (d) return on average assets excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (b)) divided by average total assets; (e) return on average equity excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (b)) divided by average total shareholders' equity; and (f) efficiency ratio excluding one-time acquisition expenses as noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (a)) divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income. For noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is noninterest expense. For net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is net income. For diluted earnings per share excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is diluted earnings per share. For return on average assets excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is return on average assets. For return on average equity excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is return on average equity. For the efficiency ratio excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is the efficiency ratio.

We believe that these measures are important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in changes from period to period in noninterest expense, net income, diluted earnings per share, return on average assets, return on average equity and efficiency ratio with the exclusion of one-time acquisition expenses.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, the selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expenses:

 
For the Quarter Ended
For the
Six Months Ended
  Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2014
  (In thousands, except per share data)
   
Noninterest Expense Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses              
Total noninterest expense  $ 16,578  $ 13,756  $ 17,880  $ 12,560  $ 11,396  $ 30,334  $ 21,993
Less: One-time acquisition expenses 1,996 226 4,290 429 507 2,222 507
Noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses  $ 14,582  $ 13,530  $ 13,590  $ 12,131  $ 10,889  $ 28,112  $ 21,486
               
Net Income Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses              
Net Income  $ 4,138  $ 4,649  $ 2,047  $ 4,533  $ 4,674  $ 8,787  $ 8,162
Plus: One-time acquisition expenses, net of taxes 1,297 147 2,788 279 330 1,444 330
Net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses  $ 5,435  $ 4,796  $ 4,835  $ 4,812  $ 5,004  $ 10,231  $ 8,492
               
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 26,518 26,359 26,592 23,102 20,936 26,445 20,921
Diluted earnings per share  $ 0.16  $ 0.18  $ 0.08  $ 0.20  $ 0.22  $ 0.33  $ 0.39
Diluted earnings per share, excluding one-time acquisition expenses  0.20  0.18  0.18  0.21  0.24  0.39  0.41
               
Average Total Assets  $ 2,273,297  $ 2,207,869  $ 2,134,814  $ 1,841,226  $ 1,783,967  $ 2,240,764  $ 1,756,401
Return on average assets 0.73% 0.85% 0.38% 0.98% 1.05% 0.79% 0.94%
Return on average assets, excluding one-time acquisition expenses 0.96 0.88 0.9 1.04 1.13 0.92 0.97
               
Average Common Shareholders' equity  $ 296,259  $ 291,674  $ 286,660  $ 237,238  $ 205,567  $ 293,979  $ 203,305
Return on average equity  5.60%  6.46%  2.83%  7.58%  9.12%  6.03%  8.10%
Return on average equity, excluding one-time acquisition expenses  7.36  6.67  6.69  8.05  9.76  7.02  8.42
               
Net interest income  $ 20,923  $ 20,516  $ 20,283  $ 17,512  $ 16,706  $ 41,439  $ 32,382
Noninterest Income  $ 2,955  $ 2,085  $ 2,137  $ 2,334  $ 1,978  $ 5,040  $ 3,585
               
Efficiency ratio 69.43% 60.86% 79.75% 63.29% 60.99% 65.26% 61.15%
Efficiency ratio, excluding one-time acquisition expenses 61.07 59.86 60.62 61.13 58.28 60.48 59.74
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