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Green Bancorp, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Earnings

2016 Second Quarter Highlights

  • Second quarter 2016 net income was $3.6 million and earnings per share (diluted) were $0.10
  • Pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income was $16.7 million for the second quarter 2016 compared to $9.3 million in the second quarter 2015, a 79.5% increase
  • Recorded $11.0 million in provision for loan losses; the level of allowance for the Company’s energy related loans equals 9%
  • Managed Asset Reduction Strategy (“MARS”) producing strong results with a $36.6 million reduction in energy loans, inclusive of results from the first portfolio sale which closed in July

HOUSTON, July 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNBC), the bank holding company (“Green Bancorp” or the “Company”) that operates Green Bank, N.A. (“Green Bank”), today announced results for its second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2016.  The Company reported net income for the quarter of $3.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $4.1 million or $0.16 per diluted common share reported for the same period in 2015. 

Manny Mehos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Green Bancorp said, “The MARS team has made strong progress executing our energy reduction strategy in a short period of time.  Thus far, the team has successfully disposed of over 12% of the MARS portfolio, from March 31st through July 21st, and total energy loans have been reduced by $37 million to 7.5% of total loans, during the same period.  We remain confident that we will have substantially eliminated our energy exposure by the end of the first quarter of 2017 with the majority of the resolutions occurring this year.  We continue to expect that our existing reserves, purchase discount on acquired loans, and 2016 earnings are more than sufficient to fund the MARS initiative through its conclusion.  In fact, we expect that the bank will modestly build capital through this year.”

Geoff Greenwade, President of Green Bancorp and Chief Executive Officer of Green Bank, commented, “I am pleased with the progress that we have made towards re-positioning the bank for organic growth as we look to 2017.  Importantly, we are now beginning to see the ancillary benefits of the segregation of the MARS assets, as our portfolio bankers can more fully focus on their primary objective – building and maintaining solid banking relationships.  In addition, our team of commercial and business banking managers can now spend more of their time executing on our key strategic initiatives designed to drive organic growth and enhance shareholder value.  The primary focus of these initiatives is to drive loan and deposit growth, expand our banking team and market share in Dallas, and accelerate our pace of non-interest income growth.”

Results of operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2016

Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $3.6 million, compared with $4.1 million for the same period in 2015. Net income per diluted common share was $0.10 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with $0.16 for the same period in 2015. The decrease in net income was principally due to an increase in provision for loan losses primarily related to energy exposure.  Returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, for the three months ended June 30, 2016 were 0.38% and 3.35%, respectively. Green Bancorp’s efficiency ratio, which represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income, was 55.39% for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $33.5 million, an increase of $12.6 million, or 60.3%, compared with $20.9 million during the same period in 2015.  The increase was primarily due to a $15.5 million increase in interest income on loans due to a 73.8% increase in average loan volume largely driven by the Patriot acquisition.  The net interest margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was 3.74%, compared with 3.84% for the same period in 2015.  Average noninterest-bearing deposits for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 were $592.6 million, an increase of $101.3 million compared with the same period in 2015, and a decrease of $11.6 million compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Average shareholders’ equity for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $435.5 million, an increase of $139.2 million compared with the same period in 2015, and a decrease of $5.3 million compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses during the quarter ended June 30, 2016 decreased 2.0% or $687 thousand, compared with $34.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, primarily due to an increase in the average cost of interest bearing deposits resulting from the Company’s deposit attraction strategy and a reduction in the accretion of purchase discounts on loans and deposits.  The net interest margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 of 3.74% decreased from 3.87% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Noninterest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $3.8 million, an increase of $827 thousand, or 28.0%, compared with $3.0 million for the same period in 2015.  This increase was primarily due to a $530 thousand increase in customer service fees, $233 thousand increase in swap income and $179 thousand increase in bank owned life insurance offset by a $157 thousand decrease in gain on sale of loans held for sale.  When comparing the quarter ended June 30, 2016 to the quarter ended March 31, 2016, noninterest income decreased $373 thousand, or 9.0%, from $4.2 million, primarily due to a $280 thousand decrease in the gain on sale of the guaranteed portion of loans.

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $20.7 million, an increase of $4.1 million, or 24.7%, compared with $16.6 million for the same period in 2015.  The increase was primarily due to increases related to ongoing acquired Patriot operations.  When comparing the quarter ended June 30, 2016 to the quarter ended March 31, 2016, noninterest expense increased 6.1%, or $1.2 million, from $19.5 million, primarily due to expenses related to the MARS energy asset resolution initiative, including a $558 thousand increase in loan related expenses.  Other increases included a $515 thousand increase in the provision for off balance sheet credit losses and a $513 thousand increase in professional and regulatory fees primarily consisting of an increase in FDIC insurance premiums, offset by a $518 thousand decrease in salaries and employee benefits.

Loans held for investment at June 30, 2016 were $3.2 billion, an increase of $1.3 billion, or 68.3%, compared with $1.9 billion at June 30, 2015, primarily due to the Patriot acquisition, which was finalized at the beginning of the fourth quarter 2015 and continued opportunities for our portfolio bankers to generate new loans and expand existing relationships within our target markets.  Loans held for investment at June 30, 2016 increased $21.3 million, or 0.7%, from March 31, 2016, after $36.6 million in energy loan reductions related to MARS.  Average loans held for investment increased 73.9% or $1.4 billion to $3.2 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with $1.8 billion for the same period in 2015.  Average loans held for investment for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 increased 2.0% or $63.8 million from the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Deposits at June 30, 2016 were $3.2 billion, an increase of $1.2 billion, or 58.4%, compared to June 30, 2015, primarily due to the Patriot acquisition.  Deposits at June 30, 2016 increased $150.2 million or 4.9% from March 31, 2016 due primarily to increases in money market accounts and time deposits resulting from the Company’s deposit attraction and retention initiatives.  Noninterest-bearing deposits at June 30, 2016 were $583.3 million, a decrease of $20.7 million, or 3.4%, compared to June 30, 2015 and a decrease of $9.3 million, or 1.6%, compared to March 31, 2016.  Average deposits increased 64.3% or $1.2 billion to $3.2 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with the same period of 2015. Average noninterest bearing deposits for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 were $592.6 million, an increase of $101.3 million compared with the same period in 2015, and a decrease of $11.6 million compared with the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2016

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $5.5 million, compared with $8.8 million for the same period in 2015. Net income per diluted common share was $0.15 for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $0.33 for the same period in 2015.  The decrease in net income was principally due to the increase in provision for loan losses of $24.7 million when comparing the two periods.  Returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, for the six months ended June 30, 2016 were 0.29% and 2.53%, respectively. Green Bancorp’s efficiency ratio, which represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income, was 53.05% for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses for the six months ended June 30, 2016, was $67.8 million an increase of $26.3 million, or 63.5%, compared with $41.4 million during the same period in 2015.  The increase was primarily due to a 74.4% increase in average loan volume largely driven by the Patriot acquisition.  The net interest margin for the six months ended June 30, 2016 decreased to 3.81%, compared with 3.88% for the same period in 2015.  Average noninterest-bearing deposits for the six months ended June 30, 2016 were $602.6 million, an increase of $141.5 million compared with the same period in 2015.  Average shareholders’ equity for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $434.0 million, an increase of $140.0 million compared with the same period in 2015.

Noninterest income for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $7.9 million, an increase of $2.9 million, or 57.5%, compared with $5.0 million for the same period in 2015.  This increase was primarily due to a $1.1 million increase in customer service fees, a $557 thousand increase in swap income, a $391 thousand increase in gain on sale of guaranteed portion of loans, a $376 thousand increase in loan fees and a $356 thousand increase in bank owned life insurance income all principally due to the Patriot acquisition.

Noninterest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2016, was $40.2 million, an increase of $9.8 million, or 32.4%, compared with $30.3 million for the same period in 2015.  The increase was primarily due to increases related to ongoing acquired Patriot operations and MARS expenses.

Average loans held for investment increased 74.5% or $1.3 billion to $3.2 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $1.8 billion for the same period in 2015 was primarily due to the Patriot acquisition. Average deposits increased 63.5% or $1.2 million to $3.1 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with the same period of 2015.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming assets totaled $93.5 million or 2.44% of period end total assets at June 30, 2016, an increase of $82.2 million compared to $11.3 million or 0.47% of period end total assets at June 30, 2015. The increase was due to energy-related migration to nonperforming and the nonperforming loans and real estate acquired through foreclosure that was acquired through the Patriot acquisition.  Nonperforming assets at June 30, 2016 increased by $16.0 million compared to $77.5 million or 2.01% of period end total assets at March 31, 2016 due to expected energy-related migration to nonperforming.  Accruing loans classified as troubled debt restructures and included in the nonperforming asset totals were $5.5 million at June 30, 2016, compared with $681 thousand at June 30, 2015 and $5.6 million at March 31, 2016.  Real estate acquired through foreclosure totaled $6.2 million at June 30, 2016, an increase of $1.7 million, or 38.5% compared to June 30, 2015 and a decrease of $3.0 million, or 32.7% compared to March 31, 2016.

The allowance for loan losses was 1.49% of total loans at June 30, 2016, compared with 0.97% of total loans at June 30, 2015 and 1.25% of total loans at March 31, 2016.  The increase in the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans when compared to June 30, 2015 was due primarily to an increase in both specific reserves and general reserves.  The increase in the percentage from the prior quarter was primarily due to additional specific reserves related to energy exposure and additional reserves on purchased credit impaired loans.  At June 30, 2016, the Company’s allowance for loans losses to total loans, excluding acquired loans that are accounted for under ASC 310-20 and ASC 310-30, was 2.14%.  Further, the allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount was 2.11% as of June 30, 2016.

The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $11.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 down from the $16.0 million provision for the loan losses recorded for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  The second quarter provision reflects the addition of specific reserves primarily related to impairment in the energy portfolio and additional reserves on purchased credit impaired loans.  The provision for loan losses was $27.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $2.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

Net charge offs were $3.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with net charge offs of $9.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, and net charge offs of $55 thousand for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Net charge offs were $12.5 million, or 0.40% of average loans outstanding, for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with net recoveries of $377 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

Managed Asset Reduction Strategy (“MARS”)

As previously announced, the Company has initiated a strategy to divest its portfolio of energy loans and certain other classified assets on an accelerated basis.  A team of eight workout professionals who report to the Company’s Corporate Chief Credit Officer have been assigned to focus solely on the resolution of the MARS portfolio.  The MARS team will take a multifaceted approach to reducing the portfolio through the use of proven management and disposition techniques.

During the second quarter of 2016, the Company resolved $36.6 million in energy related loans which included $6.3 million in energy loans that were classified as held-for-sale at June 30, 2016.  These loans comprise the Company’s first portfolio sale that closed on July 20, 2016.  Net charge-offs (after considering existing reserves) totaled $2.8 million.

Inclusive of the loan sale closed in July, total energy loans have been reduced to $240.7 million from $292.6 million at December 31, 2015.

Acquisition of Patriot Bancshares, Inc.

On October 1, 2015, Green Bancorp completed the acquisition of Patriot Bancshares, Inc. (“Patriot”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Patriot Bank. Patriot, headquartered in Houston, TX, operated six locations in Houston, two in Dallas and one in Fannin County, Texas.  As of September 30, 2015, Patriot, on a consolidated basis, reported total assets of $1.4 billion, total loans of $1.1 billion, total deposits of $1.1 billion and total shareholders’ equity of $125.2 million.

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 acquired loans net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount, selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expenses and pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income.  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.

Conference Call

As previously announced, Green Bancorp will hold a conference call today, July 28, 2016, to discuss its second quarter 2016 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 2016 Earnings Conference Call.  A replay will be available starting at 8:00 pm (Eastern Time) on July 28, 2016 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176, or for international callers, 1-858-384-5517.  The passcode for the replay is 13640935.  The replay will be available until 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on August 4, 2016.

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 website at www.greenbank.comGreen Bancorp uses its website as a channel of distribution for material Company information.  Financial and other material information regarding Green Bancorp is routinely posted on the Company's website and is readily accessible.

About Green Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Green Bancorp is a bank holding company that operates Green Bank 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 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: difficulties and delays in integrating the Green Bancorp and Patriot businesses or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits; business disruption following the merger; 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.

                               
                               
    Jun 30, 2016   Mar 31, 2016   Dec 31, 2015   Sep 30, 2015   Jun 30, 2015
                     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Period End Balance Sheet Data:                              
Cash and cash equivalents   $    199,950     $    171,421     $    124,906     $    96,451     $    168,416  
Securities        237,029          302,838          318,151          249,558          258,882  
Other investments        18,586          24,744          20,986          16,977          10,831  
Loans held for sale        6,253          -          384          192          1,287  
Loans held for investment        3,189,436          3,168,183          3,130,669          1,982,280          1,894,742  
Allowance for loan losses        (47,420 )        (39,714 )        (32,947 )        (20,724 )        (18,292 )
Goodwill        85,291          85,291          85,291          30,129          30,129  
Core deposit intangibles, net        10,758          11,160          11,562          3,704          3,852  
Real estate acquired through foreclosure        6,216          9,230          12,122          1,665          4,488  
Premises and equipment, net        26,706          27,252          27,736          24,766          24,773  
Other assets        94,642          89,004          87,297          30,989          29,843  
Total assets   $    3,827,447     $    3,849,409     $    3,786,157     $    2,415,987     $    2,408,951  
                               
Noninterest-bearing deposits   $    583,347     $    592,690     $    643,354     $    499,101     $    604,073  
Interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits        1,208,960          1,069,931          1,104,630          792,957          758,123  
Certificates and other time deposits        1,414,954          1,394,398          1,352,764          649,082          662,335  
Total deposits        3,207,261          3,057,019          3,100,748          1,941,140          2,024,531  
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase        3,227          3,544          3,073          3,080          9,858  
Other borrowed funds        150,000          328,968          223,265          158,893          67,309  
Subordinated debentures        13,397          13,292          13,187          -          -  
Other liabilities        18,621          15,676          16,482          9,645          8,601  
Total liabilities        3,392,506          3,418,499          3,356,755          2,112,758          2,110,299  
Shareholders' equity        434,941          430,910          429,402          303,229          298,652  
Total liabilities and equity   $    3,827,447     $    3,849,409     $    3,786,157     $    2,415,987     $    2,408,951  
                                                   


                                           
    For the Quarter Ended   For the
 Six Months Ended
    Jun 30,
2016
  Mar 31,
2016
  Dec 31,
2015
  Sep 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2016
  Jun 30,
2015
                                           
    (Dollars in thousands)
Income Statement Data:                                          
Interest income:                                          
Loans, including fees   $  37,711   $  37,345   $  37,693   $  22,601   $  22,252   $  75,056   $  43,911
Securities      988      1,081      1,079      809      838      2,069      1,716
Other investments      205      173      119      111      113      378      223
Federal funds sold      1      1      2      -      -      2      -
Deposits in financial institutions      157      124      104      78      53      281      108
Total interest income      39,062      38,724      38,997      23,599      23,256      77,786      45,958
                                           
Interest expense:                                          
Transaction and savings deposits      1,312      1,150      1,030      696      695      2,462      1,377
Certificates and other time deposits      3,702      2,763      2,505      1,651      1,607      6,465      3,081
Subordinated debentures      243      237      227      -      -      480      -
Other borrowed funds      264      346      228      90      31      610      61
Total interest expense      5,521      4,496      3,990      2,437      2,333      10,017      4,519
                                           
Net interest income      33,541      34,228      35,007      21,162      20,923      67,769      41,439
Provision for loan losses      11,000      16,000      12,500      3,054      805      27,000      2,310
Net interest income after provision for loan losses      22,541      18,228      22,507      18,108      20,118      40,769      39,129
                                           
Noninterest income:                                          
Customer service fees      1,447      1,404      1,278      867      917      2,851      1,780
Loan fees      719      699      647      680      671      1,418      1,042
Gain on sale of available-for-sale securities, net      -      -      772      -      -      -      -
Gain on sale of held for sale loans, net      -      41      60      113      157      41      232
Gain on sale of guaranteed portion of loans, net      858      1,138      971      908      960      1,996      1,605
Other      758      873      548      303      250      1,631      381
Total noninterest income      3,782      4,155      4,276      2,871      2,955      7,937      5,040
                                           
Noninterest expense:                                          
Salaries and employee benefits      11,461      11,979      11,913      8,562      8,878      23,440      17,635
Occupancy      2,035      2,030      2,743      1,332      1,562      4,065      3,022
Professional and regulatory fees      2,435      1,922      1,863      1,988      3,605      4,357      5,072
Data processing      945      970      1,261      610      583      1,915      1,227
Software license and maintenance      528      476      738      352      392      1,004      754
Marketing      301      298      331      160      152      599      300
Loan related      801      243      628      185      263      1,044      372
Real estate acquired by foreclosure, net      381      300      352      339      382      681      395
Other      1,788      1,269      1,643      844      761      3,057      1,557
Total noninterest expense      20,675      19,487      21,472      14,372      16,578      40,162      30,334
                                           
Income before income taxes      5,648      2,896      5,311      6,607      6,495      8,544      13,835
Provision for income taxes      2,017      1,057      2,738      2,528      2,357      3,074      5,048
Net income   $  3,631   $  1,839   $  2,573   $  4,079   $  4,138   $  5,470   $  8,787
                                           


                                             
    As of and For the Quarter Ended   As of and For the
Six Months Ended
 
    Jun 30,
2016
  Mar 31,
2016
  Dec 31,
2015
  Sep 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2016
  Jun 30,
2015
 
                                             
    (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)  
Per Share Data (Common Stock):                                            
Basic earnings per common share   $  0.10   $  0.05   $  0.07   $  0.16   $  0.16   $  0.15   $  0.34  
Diluted earnings per share      0.10      0.05      0.07      0.15      0.16      0.15      0.33  
Book value per common share      11.82      11.77      11.67      11.54      11.37      11.82      11.37  
Tangible book value per common share (1)      9.21      9.14      9.04      10.25      10.08      9.21      10.08  
                                             
Common Stock Data:                                            
Shares outstanding at period end      36,798      36,788      36,788      26,277      26,270      36,798      26,270  
Weighted average basic shares outstanding for the period      36,613      36,706      36,623      26,274      26,199      36,660      26,186  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the period      36,613      36,709      36,854      26,551      26,518      36,665      26,445  
                                             
Selected Performance Metrics:                                            
Return on average assets      0.38 %    0.20 %    0.27 %    0.68 %    0.73 %    0.29 %    0.79 %
Return on average equity      3.35      1.68      2.38      5.37      5.60      2.53      6.03  
Efficiency ratio      55.39      50.77      54.66      59.80      69.43      53.05      65.26  
Loans to deposits ratio      99.44      103.64      100.96      102.12      93.59      99.44      93.59  
Noninterest expense to average assets      2.19      2.08      2.27      2.38      2.93      2.13      2.73  
                                             
Capital Ratios:                                            
Average shareholders’ equity to average total assets      11.4 %    11.7 %    11.4 %    12.6 %    13.0 %    11.5 %    13.1 %
Tier 1 capital to average assets (leverage)      9.6      9.5      9.6      11.4      11.9      9.6      11.9  
Common equity tier 1 capital(2)      9.5      9.4      9.6      12.2      12.5      9.5      12.5  
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets      9.8      9.7      10.0      12.2      12.5      9.8      12.5  
Total capital to risk-weighted assets      11.1      10.8      10.9      13.1      13.4      11.1      13.4  
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (1)      9.1      8.9      9.0      11.3      11.1      9.1      11.1  
                                             
Selected Other Metrics:                                            
Number of full time equivalent employees      359      353      353      258      266      359      266  
Number of portfolio bankers      67      61      63      52      55      67      55  
Period end actual loan portfolio average per portfolio banker   $  42,906   $  49,823   $  46,822   $  36,601   $  33,191   $  42,906   $  33,191  
Period end target loan portfolio average per portfolio banker   $  60,762   $  60,738   $  60,584   $  52,299   $  47,348   $  60,762   $  47,348  
Estimated remaining capacity to target loan portfolio size      29.39 %    17.97 %    22.72 %    30.02 %    29.90 %    29.39 %    29.90 %
                                             

(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, 2016     March 31, 2016     June 30, 2015  
    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   $    3,188,438     $  37,711    4.76 %   $    3,124,711     $  37,345    4.81 %   $    1,834,975     $  22,252    4.86 %
Securities        267,019        988    1.49          312,861        1,081    1.39          263,900        838    1.27  
Other investments        24,542        205    3.36          22,498        173    3.09          9,940        113    4.56  
Federal funds sold        1,166        1    0.34          2,507        1    0.16          1,006        -    -  
Interest earning deposits in financial institutions        121,096        157    0.52          94,902        124    0.53          75,836        53    0.28  
Total interest-earning assets        3,602,261        39,062    4.36 %        3,557,479        38,724    4.38 %        2,185,657        23,256    4.27 %
                                                       
Allowance for loan losses        (42,020 )                    (33,080 )                    (18,387 )            
Noninterest-earning assets        243,591                      245,025                      106,027              
Total assets   $    3,803,832                 $    3,769,424                 $    2,273,297              
                                                       
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity                                                      
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                                      
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits   $    1,151,728     $  1,312    0.46 %   $    1,066,999     $  1,150    0.43 %   $    775,043     $  695    0.36 %
Certificates and other time deposits        1,424,437        3,702    1.05          1,342,562        2,763    0.83          662,109        1,607    0.97  
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase        3,680        1    0.11          4,121        2    0.20          11,699        4    0.14  
Other borrowed funds        165,776        263    0.64          280,838        344    0.49          29,230        27    0.37  
Subordinated debentures        13,346        243    7.32          13,244        237    7.20          -        -    -  
Total interest-bearing liabilities        2,758,967        5,521    0.80 %        2,707,764        4,496    0.67 %        1,478,081        2,333    0.63 %
                                                       
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:                                                      
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits        592,649                      604,261                      491,305              
Other liabilities        16,757                      16,654                      7,652              
Total liabilities        3,368,373                      3,328,679                      1,977,038              
Shareholders’ equity        435,459                      440,745                      296,259              
Total liabilities and  shareholders’ equity   $    3,803,832                 $    3,769,424                 $    2,273,297              
                                                       
Net interest rate spread                 3.56 %                3.71 %                3.63 %
Net interest income and margin(1)         $  33,541    3.74 %         $  34,228    3.87 %         $  20,923    3.84 %
                                                       

(1) Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.

                                     
                                     
    For the Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2016     2015  
    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   $    3,156,574     $  75,056    4.78 %   $    1,809,827     $  43,911    4.89 %
Securities        289,939        2,069    1.44          250,000        1,716    1.38  
Other investments        23,520        378    3.23          10,186        223    4.41  
Federal funds sold        1,836        2    0.22          824        -    -  
Interest earning deposits in financial institutions        107,999        281    0.52          81,156        108    0.27  
Total interest-earning assets        3,579,868        77,786    4.37 %        2,151,993        45,958    4.31 %
                                     
Allowance for loan losses        (37,549 )                    (17,093 )            
Noninterest-earning assets        244,309                      105,864              
Total assets   $    3,786,628                 $    2,240,764              
                                     
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity                                    
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                    
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits   $    1,109,364     $  2,462    0.45 %   $    781,495     $  1,377    0.36 %
Certificates and other time deposits        1,383,500        6,465    0.94          650,768        3,081    0.95  
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase        3,901        3    0.15          13,436        10    0.15  
Other borrowed funds        223,307        607    0.55          32,368        51    0.32  
Subordinated debentures        13,294        480    7.26          -        -    -  
Total interest-bearing liabilities        2,733,366        10,017    0.74 %        1,478,067        4,519    0.62 %
                                     
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:                                    
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits        602,594                      461,091              
Other liabilities        16,706                      7,627              
Total liabilities        3,352,666                      1,946,785              
Shareholders’ equity        433,962                      293,979              
Total liabilities and  shareholders’ equity   $    3,786,628                 $    2,240,764              
                                     
Net interest rate spread                 3.63 %                3.69 %
Net interest income and margin(1)         $  67,769    3.81 %         $  41,439    3.88 %
                                     

(1) Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.


Yield Trend

                       
    For the Quarter Ended  
    Jun 30,
2016
  Mar 31,
2016
  Dec 31,
2015
  Sep 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2015
 
                       
Average yield on interest-earning assets:                      
Loans, including fees    4.76 %  4.81 %  4.91 %  4.67 %  4.86 %
Securities    1.49    1.39    1.26    1.24    1.27  
Other investments    3.36    3.09    2.04    2.77    4.56  
Federal funds sold    0.34    0.16    0.16    -    -  
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions    0.52    0.53    0.32    0.26    0.28  
Total interest-earning assets    4.36 %  4.38 %  4.37 %  4.05 %  4.27 %
                       
Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities:                      
Interest bearing transaction and savings    0.46 %  0.43 %  0.38 %  0.36 %  0.36 %
Certificates and other time deposits    1.05    0.83    0.77    1.01    0.97  
Other borrowed funds    0.63    0.49    0.33    0.20    0.30  
Subordinated debentures    7.32    7.20    6.94    -    -  
Total interest-bearing liabilities    0.80 %  0.67 %  0.59 %  0.60 %  0.63 %
                       
Net interest rate spread    3.56 %  3.71 %  3.77 %  3.45 %  3.63 %
Net interest margin (1)    3.74 %  3.87 %  3.92 %  3.63 %  3.84 %
                       

(1) Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.


Supplemental Yield Trend

                       
    For the Quarter Ended  
    Jun 30, 
2016
  Mar 31,
2016
  Dec 31,
2015
  Sep 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2015
 
                       
Average yield on loans, excluding fees (2)    4.29 %  4.29 %  4.22 %  4.37 %  4.47 %
Average cost of interest-bearing deposits    0.78    0.65    0.59    0.66    0.64  
Average cost of total deposits, including noninterest-bearing    0.64    0.52    0.46    0.49    0.48  
                       

(2) Average yield on loans, excluding fees, is equal to loan interest income divided by average loan principal.


Portfolio Composition

                                                             
                                                             
    Jun 30, 2016     Mar 31, 2016     Dec 31, 2015     Sep 30, 2015     Jun 30, 2015  
                                                             
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Period End Balances                                                            
                                                             
Commercial & industrial   $  1,128,541    35.4 %   $  1,130,710    35.7 %   $  1,206,452    38.5 %   $  820,337    41.4 %   $  795,483    42.0 %
Real Estate:                                                            
Owner occupied commercial      366,587    11.5        367,507    11.6        353,889    11.3        183,224    9.2        176,453    9.2  
Commercial      1,078,434    33.8        1,020,399    32.2        904,115    28.9        483,628    24.4        383,863    20.3  
Construction, land & land development      334,925    10.5        356,207    11.2        358,813    11.5        252,206    12.8        290,469    15.3  
Residential mortgage      270,337    8.5        280,236    8.9        293,483    9.4        230,796    11.6        234,026    12.4  
Consumer and Other      10,612    0.3        13,124    0.4        13,917    0.4        12,089    0.6        14,448    0.8  
Total loans held for investment   $  3,189,436    100.0 %   $  3,168,183    100.0 %   $  3,130,669    100.0 %   $  1,982,280    100.0 %   $  1,894,742    100.0 %
                                                             
Deposits:                                                            
Noninterest-bearing   $  583,347    18.2 %   $  592,690    19.4 %   $  643,354    20.7 %   $  499,101    25.7 %   $  604,073    29.9 %
Interest-bearing transaction      164,584    5.1        178,470    5.8        172,737    5.6        132,604    6.8        133,584    6.6  
Money market      926,159    28.9        760,992    24.9        793,808    25.6        604,912    31.2        567,613    28.0  
Savings      118,217    3.7        130,469    4.3        138,085    4.5        55,441    2.9        56,926    2.8  
Certificates and other time deposits      1,414,954    44.1        1,394,398    45.6        1,352,764    43.6        649,082    33.4        662,335    32.7  
Total deposits   $  3,207,261    100.0 %   $  3,057,019    100.0 %   $  3,100,748    100.0 %   $  1,941,140    100.0 %   $  2,024,531    100.0 %
                                                             
Loan to Deposit Ratio      99.4 %          103.6 %          101.0 %          102.1 %          93.6 %    
                                                             


Asset Quality

                                                           
                                                           
    As of and for the Quarter Ended     As of and for the
 Six Months Ended
   
    Jun 30,
2016
    Mar 31,
2016
    Dec 31,
2015
    Sep 30,
2015
    Jun 30,
2015
    Jun 30,
2016
    Jun 30,
2015
   
                                                                     
    (Dollars in thousands)                    
Nonperforming Assets:                                                          
Nonaccrual loans   $    66,628     $    49,264     $    37,541     $    22,762     $    4,402     $    66,628     $    4,402    
Accruing loans 90 or more days past due        14,320          12,147          52          4,233          -          14,320          -    
Restructured loans—nonaccrual        853          1,270          1,464          1,623          1,712          853          1,712    
Restructured loans—accrual        5,469          5,616          5,988          6,048          681          5,469          681    
Total nonperforming loans        87,270          68,297          45,045          34,666          6,795          87,270          6,795    
Real estate acquired through foreclosure        6,216          9,230          12,122          1,665          4,488          6,216          4,488    
Total nonperforming assets   $    93,486     $    77,527     $    57,167     $    36,331     $    11,283     $    93,486     $    11,283    
                                                           
Charge-offs:                                                          
Commercial and industrial   $    (3,336   $    (9,880   $    (362   $    (981   $    (1,227   $    (13,216   $    (1,304  
Owner occupied commercial real estate        (177        -          -          -          -          (177        -    
Residential mortgage        -          (6        (22        (41        -          (6        -    
Other consumer        (37        (20        (17        (12        (12        (57        (117  
Total charge-offs        (3,550        (9,906        (401        (1,034        (1,239        (13,456        (1,421  
                                                           
Recoveries:                                                          
Commercial and industrial   $    175     $    582     $    94     $    331     $    1,163     $    757     $    1,760    
Commercial real estate        -          -          1          75          -          -          1    
Construction, land & land development        47          26          5          -          -          73          -    
Residential mortgage        20          57          14          4          6          77          18    
Other consumer        14          8          10          2          15          22          19    
Total recoveries        256          673          124          412          1,184          929          1,798    
                                                           
Net (charge-offs) recoveries   $    (3,294   $    (9,233   $    (277   $    (622   $    (55   $    (12,527   $    377    
                                                           
Allowance for loan losses at end of period   $    47,420     $    39,714     $    32,947     $    20,724     $    18,292     $    47,420     $    18,292    
                                                           
Asset Quality Ratios:                                                          
Nonperforming assets to total assets        2.44 %        2.01 %        1.51 %        1.50 %        0.47 %        2.44 %        0.47 %  
Nonperforming loans to total loans        2.74          2.16          1.44          1.75          0.36          2.74          0.36    
Total classified assets to total regulatory capital        49.03          50.93          37.59          28.19          19.03          49.03          19.03    
Allowance for loan losses to total loans        1.49          1.25          1.05          1.05          0.97          1.49          0.97    
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans outstanding        0.10          0.30          0.01          0.03          0.00          0.40          (0.02  
                                                                         

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, 2016   Mar 31, 2016   Dec 31, 2015   Sep 30, 2015   Jun 30, 2015  
                                 
    (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Tangible Common Equity                                
Total shareholders’ equity   $  434,941   $  430,910   $  429,402   $  303,229   $  298,652  
Adjustments:                                
Goodwill      85,291      85,291      85,291      30,129      30,129  
Core deposit intangibles      10,758      11,160      11,562      3,704      3,852  
Tangible common equity   $  338,892   $  334,459   $  332,549   $  269,396   $  264,671  
Common shares outstanding (1)      36,798      36,788      36,788      26,277      26,270  
Book value per common share (1)   $  11.82   $  11.71   $  11.67   $  11.54   $  11.37  
Tangible book value per common share (1)   $  9.21   $  9.09   $  9.04   $  10.25   $  10.08  
                                 

(1) Excludes the dilutive effect of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options.  The number of exercisable options outstanding was 785,352 as of Jun 30, 2016; 874,466 as of Mar 31, 2016; 875,007 as of Dec 31, 2015; 939,576 as of Sep 30, 2015; and 938,927 as of Jun 30, 2015.

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, 2016   Mar 31, 2016   Dec 31, 2015   Sep 30, 2015   Jun 30, 2015  
                                 
    (Dollars in thousands)
Tangible Common Equity                                
Total shareholders’ equity   $  434,941   $  430,910   $  429,402   $  303,229   $  298,652  
Adjustments:                                
Goodwill      85,291      85,291      85,291      30,129      30,129  
Core deposit intangibles      10,758      11,160      11,562      3,704      3,852  
Tangible common equity   $  338,892   $  334,459   $  332,549   $  269,396   $  264,671  
Tangible Assets                                
Total assets   $  3,827,447   $  3,849,409   $  3,786,157   $  2,415,987   $  2,408,951  
Adjustments:                                
Goodwill      85,291      85,291      85,291      30,129      30,129  
Core deposit intangibles      10,758      11,160      11,562      3,704      3,852  
Tangible assets   $  3,731,398   $  3,752,958   $  3,689,304   $  2,382,154   $  2,374,970  
Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets      9.1 %    8.9 %    9.0 %    11.3 %    11.1 %
                                 

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, 2016   Mar 31, 2016   Dec 31, 2015   Sep 30, 2015   Jun 30, 2015  
                                 
    (Dollars in thousands)
Allowance for loan losses   $  47,420   $  39,714   $  32,947   $  20,724   $  18,292  
Total loans excluding acquired loans                                
Total loans   $  3,189,436   $  3,168,183   $  3,130,669   $  1,982,280   $  1,894,742  
Less: Fair value of acquired loans accounted for under ASC Topics 310-20 and 310-30      974,372      1,092,635      1,197,112      172,645      190,815  
Total loans excluding acquired loans   $  2,215,064   $  2,075,548   $  1,933,557   $  1,809,635   $  1,703,927  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans     2.14 %   1.91 %   1.70 %   1.15 %   1.07 %
                                 

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)).  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 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, 2016   Mar 31, 2016   Dec 31, 2015   Sep 30, 2015   Jun 30, 2015  
                                 
    (Dollars in thousands)
Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount                                
Allowance for loan losses at end of period   $  47,420   $  39,714   $  32,947   $  20,724   $  18,292  
Plus: Net discount on acquired loans      20,412      22,871      25,348      2,580      2,771  
Total allowance plus acquired loan net discount   $  67,832   $  62,585   $  58,295   $  23,304   $  21,063  
                                 
Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount                                
Total loans   $  3,189,436   $  3,168,183   $  3,130,669   $  1,982,280   $  1,894,742  
Plus: Net discount on acquired loans      20,412      22,871      25,348      2,580      2,771  
Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount   $  3,209,848   $  3,191,054   $  3,156,017   $  1,984,860   $  1,897,513  
Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount loans to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount     2.11 %   1.96 %   1.85 %   1.17 %   1.11 %
                                 

Selected Metrics Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses.  The selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expenses 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 plus 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,
2016
  Mar 31,
2016
  Dec 31,
2015
  Sep 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2015
  Jun 30,
2016
  Jun 30,
2015
 
                                             
    (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)              
Noninterest Expense Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses                                            
Total noninterest expense   $  20,675   $  19,487   $  21,472   $  14,372   $  16,578   $  40,162   $  30,334  
Less: One-time acquisition expenses      37      390      1,846      808      1,996      427      2,222  
Noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses   $  20,638   $  19,097   $  19,626   $  13,564   $  14,582   $  39,735   $  28,112  
                                             
Net Income Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses                                            
Net Income   $  3,631   $  1,839   $  2,573   $  4,079   $  4,138   $  5,470   $  8,787  
Plus: One-time acquisition expenses      37      390      1,846      808      1,996      427      2,222  
Less: Tax benefit at the statutory rate      13      137      646      283      699      149      778  
Addback: Tax expense for non-deductible one-time acquisition expenses      -      -      857      -      -      -      -  
Net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses   $  3,655   $  2,093   $  4,630   $  4,604   $  5,435   $  5,748   $  10,231  
                                             
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding      36,613      36,709      36,854      26,551      26,518      36,665      26,445  
Diluted earnings per share   $  0.10   $  0.05   $  0.07   $  0.15   $  0.16   $  0.15   $  0.33  
Diluted earnings per share, excluding one-time acquisition expenses      0.10      0.06      0.13      0.17      0.20      0.16      0.39  
                                             
Average Total Assets   $  3,803,832   $  3,769,424   $  3,761,050   $  2,395,556   $  2,273,297   $  3,786,628   $  2,240,764  
Return on average assets      0.38 %    0.20 %    0.27 %    0.68 %    0.73 %    0.29 %    0.79 %
Return on average assets, excluding one-time acquisition expenses      0.39      0.22      0.49      0.76      0.96      0.31      0.92  
                                             
Average Common Shareholders' equity   $  435,459   $  440,745   $  429,527   $  301,370   $  296,259   $  433,962   $  293,979  
Return on average equity      3.35 %    1.68 %    2.38 %    5.37 %    5.60 %    2.53 %    6.03 %
Return on average equity, excluding one-time acquisition expenses      3.38      1.91      4.28      6.06      7.36      2.66      7.02  
                                             
Net interest income   $  33,541   $  34,228   $  35,007   $  21,162   $  20,923   $  67,769   $  41,439  
Noninterest Income   $  3,782   $  4,155   $  4,276   $  2,871   $  2,955   $  7,937   $  5,040  
                                             
Efficiency ratio      55.39 %    50.77 %    54.66 %    59.80 %    69.43 %    53.05 %    65.26 %
Efficiency ratio, excluding one-time acquisition expenses      55.30      49.75      49.96      56.44      61.07      52.49      60.48  
                                             

Pre-tax, Pre-provision Adjusted Net Income.  Pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income is a non‑GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the Company’s financial condition. We calculate pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income as net income plus provision for income taxes, plus provision for loan losses, plus one-time acquisition expenses.  For pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is net income.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in understanding the operating performance of the company before provision for loan losses, which can vary from quarter to quarter, and income taxes.   

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income:

                                           
    For the Quarter Ended   For the
 Six Months Ended
    Jun 30, 2016   Mar 31, 2016   Dec 31, 2015   Sep 30, 2015   Jun 30, 2015   Jun 30, 2016   Jun 30, 2015
                                           
    (Dollars in thousands)            
Pre-Tax, Pre-Provision Adjusted Net Income                                          
Net Income   $  3,631   $  1,839   $  2,573   $  4,079   $  4,138   $  5,470   $  8,787
Plus: Provision on income taxes      2,017      1,057      2,738      2,528      2,357      3,074      5,048
Plus: Provision for loan losses      11,000      16,000      12,500      3,054      805      27,000      2,310
Plus: One-time acquisition expenses      37      390      1,846      808      1,996      427      2,222
Total pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income   $  16,685   $  19,286   $  19,657   $  10,469   $  9,296   $  35,971   $  18,367
                                           

 

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