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Exhibit 99.1

Equity Bancshares, Inc.

PRESS RELEASE - 10/16/2018

Equity Bancshares, Inc. Reports Net Income for Third Quarter 2018,

Continues to Build Oklahoma Franchise

Completes City Bank and Trust acquisition, announces pending addition of bank locations in Guymon and Cordell, Oklahoma, from MidFirst Bank

 

WICHITA, Kansas, October 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQBK), (“Equity”, “we”, “us”, “our”), the Wichita-based holding company of Equity Bank, reported its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, including net income allocable to common stockholders for the quarter of $10.3 million, or $0.64 per diluted share.  Year-to-date 2018 net income allocable to common stockholders was $25.9 million and $1.66 per diluted share.

 

Notable Items:

 

 

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Income before taxes for the third quarter of 2018 was $13.3 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to $7.2 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, for the same time period in 2017.  Income before taxes, adjusted to exclude merger expense, was $14.0 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $8.3 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2017.

 

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Stated diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2018 was $0.64.  Merger expenses, adjusted for estimated income tax, were $581 thousand in the third quarter of 2018, or $0.04 per diluted share.

 

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Net income allocable to common stockholders, adjusted for after-tax merger expense, was $10.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2018.  Net income allocable to common stockholders, adjusted for after-tax merger expense of $748 thousand, was $5.9 million, or $0.47 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017.

 

On September 24, 2018, Equity announced its purchase and assumption agreement to acquire MidFirst Bank (“MidFirst”) offices in Guymon and Cordell, Oklahoma, from parent company, Midland Financial Co., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  After the closing of the acquisition, which is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2019, pending receipt of regulatory approval and satisfaction of customary closing conditions, Equity will have completed 19 successful business combinations since 2003, and nine since the Company’s initial public offering in November 2015.  Following the acquisition of the MidFirst branches, Equity will have 52 full-service bank locations throughout its footprint.

 

Equity completed its merger with City Bank and Trust (“CBT”) in Guymon, Oklahoma, on August 23, 2018.  Results of operations of CBT are included in Equity’s third quarter results subsequent to the merger.

 

“During the third quarter, our sales teams across our regions worked collectively and thoughtfully to add organic deposit and loan customer relationships while continuing to serve our communities with competitive and customized products,” said Brad Elliott, Chairman and CEO of Equity. “Our operational teams continued to help us add community banks to our platform, exhibiting entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit while welcoming Oklahoma Panhandle team members and customers.  The addition of MidFirst locations in Guymon and Cordell will help us deliver on our strategy of providing sophisticated banking solutions to customers in a growing footprint.”

 

Highlights of Equity’s growth include:

 

 

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Total loans held for investment of $2.56 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to total loans held for investment of $2.10 billion at December 31, 2017.

 

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Total deposits were $2.82 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to $2.38 billion at December 31, 2017.  Signature deposits, or core deposits comprised of checking accounts, savings accounts and money market accounts, were $1.97 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to $1.61 billion at December 31, 2017.

 

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Total assets of $3.93 billion at September 30, 2018, compared to $3.17 billion at December 31, 2017.

 

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Book value per common share of $28.07 at September 30, 2018 and $25.62 at December 31, 2017.  Tangible book value per common share of $18.22 at September 30, 2018 and $17.61 at December 31, 2017.

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Financial Results for Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

 

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $25.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $16.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $9.5 million, or 58.2%.  Financial results reflect our mergers with Kansas Bank Corporation (“KBC”), parent company of First National Bank of Liberal/Hugoton (“FNB”) in Liberal, Kansas and Adams Dairy Bancshares, Inc. (“Adams”), parent company of Adams Dairy Bank in Blue Springs, Missouri, beginning on May 5, 2018, and CBT beginning on August 24, 2018.  The KBC merger added four bank locations in Liberal, Kansas and one bank location in Hugoton, Kansas with total assets of $336.1 million; the Adams merger added one bank location in Blue Springs, Missouri, with total assets of $115.8 million; and the CBT merger added one bank location in Guymon, Oklahoma, with total assets of $163.3 million.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, there was $6.5 million ($5.0 million after tax) of merger expense principally related to the KBC, Adams and CBT mergers.

 

Diluted earnings per share were $1.66 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $1.33 for the comparable period of 2017.  Weighted average fully diluted shares were 15,578,017 and 12,335,711 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.  The increase in weighted average fully diluted shares reflects the issuance of 2,370,688 shares in connection with Equity’s November 2017 mergers with Eastman National Bancshares, Inc. (“Eastman”) and Cache Holdings, Inc. (“Cache”) and 1,164,912 shares in connection with Equity’s May 2018 mergers with KBC and Adams.

 

Net interest income was $91.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $61.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, a $30.0 million, or 48.9% increase.  The additional net interest income was primarily driven by an increase in yield of interest-earning assets and growth in loans and securities balances, partially offset by higher interest expense as we funded the increase in earning assets with more deposits and borrowings and an overall increase in the average cost of deposits.

 

Our net interest margin was 3.86% for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to 3.85% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

 

The provision for loan losses was $3.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $2.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  Net charge-offs for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $698 thousand, as compared to net charge-offs of $913 thousand for the same period of 2017.

 

Total non-interest income was $14.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to $11.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  Increases in service charges and fees and in debit card income are principally attributable to the addition of accounts and higher transaction volumes associated with the Eastman, Cache, KBC, Adams and CBT mergers.  Non-interest income includes the rise in value of bank-owned life insurance of $1.7 million and $1.1 million for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.

 

Total non-interest expense was $69.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $46.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  These results primarily reflect the effect of the November 2017 Eastman and Cache mergers, the May 2018 KBC and Adams mergers and the August 2018 CBT merger.  In addition, the results reflect additional lending, customer service, corporate and operations staff indirectly attributable to mergers and organic growth and increased data processing costs due to increased accounts and higher transaction volumes.  Non-interest expense also includes merger expenses of $6.5 million ($5.0 million after tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.  Merger expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, totaled $2.1 million ($1.4 million after-tax).

 

Equity’s effective tax rate for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018 was 22.2%, as compared to 30.5% for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017.  On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Reform”) was enacted, which reduced the U.S. federal statutory income tax rate from the 35% rate applicable in 2017 to 21% in 2018.  Equity’s estimated annual effective tax rate was reduced approximately 10 percentage points in 2018 principally due to this reduction in the U.S. federal statutory rate.  In addition to the statutory tax rates applicable in each period, the estimated annual effective tax rate for both 2018 and 2017 reflect the levels of tax-

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exempt interest income, non-taxable life insurance income, non-deductible facilitative merger expenses and other non-deductible expenses included in income before income taxes as well as available federal income tax credits.  Partially offsetting the benefit of the rate reduction was a decrease in excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to the same time period of the prior year.  Excess tax benefits were $25 thousand in the first nine months of 2018, down $322 thousand from the excess tax benefits recorded in the first nine months of 2017.

 

Financial Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

 

Net income allocable to common stockholders was $10.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $5.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $5.2 million or 100.2%.

 

Diluted earnings per share were $0.64 for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $0.41 for the comparable period of 2017.  Weighted average fully diluted shares were 16,136,607 and 12,476,611 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.  The increase in weighted average fully diluted shares reflect the issuance of 2,370,688 shares in connection with Equity’s November 2017 mergers with Eastman and Cache and 1,164,912 shares in connection with Equity’s May 2018 mergers with KBC and Adams.

 

Net interest income was $32.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $20.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, a $12.4 million or 61.2% increase.  The additional net interest income was primarily driven by growth in loans and securities balances and to a lesser extent an increase in average yield on loans, partially offset by an increase in interest expense as we funded the growth in earning assets with more deposits and borrowings and an overall increase in the average cost of deposits.

 

Our net interest margin was 3.76% for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to 3.68% for the three months ended September 30, 2017.  The increase in net interest margin was primarily due to additional overall volume and yield of interest-earning assets including an increase in accretion of purchase accounting discounts related to the Eastman, Cache, KBC and Adams mergers and to a lesser extent, the CBT merger, partially offset by an overall increase in volumes and cost of interest-bearing liabilities.

 

The provision for loan losses was $1.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $727 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2017.  For the three months ended September 30, 2018, we had net charge-offs of $364 thousand, as compared to net charge-offs of $326 thousand for the same period in 2017.

 

Total non-interest income rose to $5.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, versus $4.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017.  Increases in service charges and fees and debit card income are principally attributable to the addition of accounts and higher transaction volumes associated with the Eastman, Cache, KBC and Adams mergers and to a lesser extent, the August 2018 merger with CBT.  Non-interest income includes the increase in value of bank-owned life insurance of $521 thousand and $359 thousand for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.

 

Total non-interest expense was $23.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to $16.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.  These results reflect the effect of the November 2017 addition of five locations in northern Oklahoma; the May 2018 addition of five locations in southwest Kansas plus one location in Blue Springs, Missouri; and the August 2018 addition of one location in Guymon, Oklahoma.  In addition, the results reflect added lending, customer service, corporate and operations staff indirectly attributable to mergers and organic growth and increased data processing costs due to more accounts and higher transaction volumes.  Non-interest expense also includes merger expenses of $757 thousand ($581 thousand after tax) for the three months ended September 30, 2018.  Merger expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2017, totaled $1.0 million ($748 thousand after tax).

 

Equity’s effective tax rate was 22.1% for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to 28.8% for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.  The effective tax rates for each of the comparable periods reflect the applicable statutory tax rates as well as the levels of tax-exempt interest income, non-taxable life insurance income, non-

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deductible facilitative merger expense and other non-deductible expense included in income before income taxes as well as available federal income tax credits.  Excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options were $19 thousand in the third quarter of 2018, as compared to $132 thousand in the comparable period of 2017.

 

Loans, Deposits, and Total Assets

 

Loans held for investment were $2.56 billion at September 30, 2018, as compared to $2.10 billion at December 31, 2017, an increase of $453.8 million.  The increase in loans held for investment includes $159.9 million and $82.7 million of net loans acquired in the May 2018 KBC and Adams mergers, $77.6 million of net loans acquired in the August 2018 CBT merger and $133.6 million of organic loan growth.

 

As of September 30, 2018, Equity’s allowance for loan losses to total loans was 0.43%, as compared to 0.40% at December 31, 2017.  Total reserves, including purchase discounts, to total loans were approximately 1.12% as of September 30, 2018, as compared to 1.21% at December 31, 2017.  Nonperforming assets of $50.3 million as of September 30, 2018, were 1.28% of total assets and included nonperforming assets of $2.8 million acquired in the KBC merger, $1.4 million acquired in the Adams mergers and $6.4 million acquired in the CBT merger.  Nonperforming assets at December 31, 2017, were $48.2 million or 1.52% of total assets.

 

Total deposits were $2.82 billion at September 30, 2018, as compared to $2.38 billion at December 31, 2017.  Total deposits increased $439.2 million between December 31, 2017, and September 30, 2018.  This increase included $288.4 million of deposits assumed in the KBC merger, $97.1 million of deposits assumed in the Adams merger, $126.9 million of deposits assumed in the CBT merger and $59.2 million in organic growth; offset by a decrease of $132.4 million in deposits primarily related to a planned reduction in brokered deposits assumed in prior mergers and seasonal decreases in public funds deposits. Signature deposits were $1.97 billion at September 30, 2018, as compared to $1.61 billion at December 31, 2017.

 

At September 30, 2018, Equity had consolidated total assets of $3.93 billion, as compared to $3.17 billion at December 31, 2017, an increase of $760.5 million.  The increase in total assets includes $336.1 million of total assets acquired in the KBC merger, $115.8 million of total assets acquired in the Adams merger and $163.3 million of total assets acquired in the CBT merger.

 

Capital and Borrowings

 

In connection with the KBC and Adams mergers, Equity issued 820,849 shares and 344,063 shares, in each case, valued at $39.11 per share, Equity’s closing price on May 4, 2018.  Net of $207 thousand of stock issuance costs, the KBC merger added $31.9 million to stockholders’ equity while the Adams merger added $13.2 million to stockholders’ equity, net of $237 thousand of stock issuance costs.

 

At September 30, 2018, common stockholders’ equity totaled $443.2 million, $28.07 per common share, compared to $374.1 million, $25.62 per common share, at December 31, 2017.  Tangible common equity was $287.8 million and tangible book value per common share was $18.22 at September 30, 2018.  Tangible common equity was $257.2 million and tangible book value per common share was $17.61 at December 31, 2017.  The ratio of common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 10.57% and the total capital to risk-weighted assets was approximately 11.46% at September 30, 2018.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures intended to supplement, not substitute for, comparable GAAP measures. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures are provided at the end of this press release.

 

Conference Call and Webcast

 

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Equity Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brad Elliott, and Chief Financial Officer, Greg Kossover, will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss third quarter 2018 results on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. eastern time and 9 a.m. central time.

 

Investors, news media and other participants should register for the call or audio webcast at investor.equitybank.com. On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, participants may also dial into the call toll-free at (844) 534-7311 from anywhere in the U.S. or (574) 990-1419 internationally, using conference ID no. 8488275.

 

Participants are encouraged to dial into the call or access the webcast approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time.  Presentation slides to pair with the call or webcast will be posted one hour prior to the call at investor.equitybank.com.

 

A replay of the call and webcast will be available two hours following the close of the call until October 24, 2018, accessible at (855) 859-2056 with conference ID no. 8488275 at investor.equitybank.com.

 

About Equity Bancshares, Inc.

 

Equity Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Equity Bank, offering a full range of financial solutions, including commercial loans, consumer banking, mortgage loans, and treasury management services.  As of September 30, 2018, Equity had $3.93 billion in consolidated total assets, with 49 full-service banking locations throughout Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, including its corporate headquarters in Wichita and bank locations throughout the Kansas City and Tulsa metropolitan areas.  Learn more at www.equitybank.com.

 

Equity seeks to provide an enhanced banking experience for customers by providing a suite of sophisticated banking products and services tailored to their needs, while delivering the high-quality, relationship-based customer service of a community bank.  Equity’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EQBK.”

 

Special Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release contains “forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views of Equity’s management with respect to, among other things, future events and Equity’s financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “goal,” “target,” “would” and “outlook,” or the negative variations of those words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Equity’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond Equity’s control.  Accordingly, Equity cautions you that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.  Although Equity believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Equity’s expectations include competition from other financial institutions and bank holding companies; the effects of and changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve Board; changes in the demand for loans; fluctuations in value of collateral and loan reserves; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; and acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses, and similar variables.  The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

 

For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, please refer to “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Equity’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 16, 2018 and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Equity’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K.  If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if Equity’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Equity anticipates.  Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.  Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Equity does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future

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developments or otherwise.  New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict those events or how they may affect us.  In addition, Equity cannot assess the impact of each factor on Equity’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.  All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that Equity or persons acting on Equity’s behalf may issue.

 

Unaudited Financial Tables

 

Table 1. Selected Financial Highlights

 

Table 2. Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

Table 3. Consolidated Statements of Income

 

Table 4. Non-GAAP Financial Measures


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TABLE 1. SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

As of and for the three months ended

 

September 30,

2018

June 30,

2018

March 31,

2018

December 31,

2017

September 30,

2017

Statement of Income Data

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income

$32,755

$30,920

$27,787

$24,589

$20,321

Provision for loan losses

1,291

750

1,170

503

727

Net gains (losses) from securities transactions

(4)

(2)

(8)

175

Other non-interest income

5,437

4,594

4,259

4,104

3,860

Total non-interest income

5,433

4,592

4,251

4,104

4,035

Merger expenses

757

5,236

531

3,267

1,023

Other non-interest expense

22,890

20,739

19,096

17,451

15,365

Total non-interest expense

23,647

25,975

19,627

20,718

16,388

Income before income taxes

13,250

8,787

11,241

7,472

7,241

Provision for income taxes

2,928

1,920

2,530

3,198

2,084

Net income

10,322

6,867

8,711

4,274

5,157

Net income allocable to common stockholders

10,322

6,867

8,711

4,274

5,157

Basic earnings per share

0.65

0.45

0.60

0.32

0.42

Diluted earnings per share

0.64

0.44

0.58

0.31

0.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet Data (at period end)

 

 

 

 

 

Securities available-for-sale

$172,388

$180,238

$174,717

$162,272

$81,116

Securities held-to-maturity

713,899

665,995

522,021

535,462

528,944

Gross loans held for investment

2,557,055

2,411,471

2,125,324

2,103,279

1,540,761

Allowance for loan losses

11,010

10,083

9,316

8,498

7,969

Intangible assets, net

155,430

146,538

115,032

116,922

71,353

Total assets

3,931,036

3,712,185

3,176,062

3,170,509

2,405,426

Total deposits

2,821,246

2,635,048

2,368,297

2,382,013

1,868,493

Non-time deposits

1,969,715

1,829,902

1,647,105

1,605,514

1,223,244

Borrowings

652,755

631,501

414,415

401,652

235,098

Total liabilities

3,487,799

3,278,903

2,794,575

2,796,365

2,113,591

Total stockholders’ equity

443,237

433,282

381,487

374,144

291,835

Tangible common equity*

287,807

286,744

266,455

257,222

220,482

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Average Balance Sheet Data (quarterly average)

 

 

 

 

 

Total gross loans receivable

$2,516,833

$2,317,071

$2,122,973

$1,850,045

$1,528,658

Investment securities

860,940

767,038

699,055

669,220

621,055

Interest-earning assets

3,457,871

3,158,187

2,883,960

2,573,043

2,192,275

Total assets

3,804,114

3,475,786

3,169,131

2,820,548

2,402,599

Interest-bearing deposits

2,251,937

2,148,361

2,043,784

1,821,850

1,584,618

Borrowings

642,575

495,558

389,120

330,651

266,392

Total interest-bearing liabilities

2,894,512

2,643,919

2,432,904

2,152,501

1,851,010

Total deposits

2,709,741

2,556,982

2,390,648

2,140,490

1,837,726

Total liabilities

3,364,343

3,062,312

2,791,236

2,483,029

2,113,592

Total stockholders’ equity

439,771

413,474

377,895

337,519

289,007

Tangible common equity*

289,515

279,328

261,261

240,899

217,542

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Ratios

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average assets (ROAA) annualized

1.08%

0.79%

1.11%

0.60%

0.85%

Return on total average stockholders equity (ROAE) annualized

9.31%

6.66%

9.35%

5.02%

7.08%

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized*

14.91%

10.58%

14.01%

7.41%

9.71%

Yield on loans annualized

5.73%

5.73%

5.55%

5.40%

5.30%

Cost of interest-bearing deposits annualized

1.15%

1.00%

0.94%

0.87%

0.82%

Cost of total deposits annualized

0.95%

0.84%

0.80%

0.74%

0.71%

Net interest margin annualized

3.76%

3.93%

3.91%

3.79%

3.68%

Efficiency ratio*

59.93%

58.40%

59.59%

60.82%

63.54%

Non-interest income / average assets

0.57%

0.53%

0.54%

0.58%

0.67%

Non-interest expense / average assets

2.47%

3.00%

2.51%

2.91%

2.71%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Ratios

 

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 Leverage Ratio

8.60%

9.36%

9.45%

10.33%

10.32%

Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio

10.57%

11.13%

11.80%

11.56%

13.33%

Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio

11.07%

11.65%

12.41%

12.17%

14.15%

Total Risk Based Capital Ratio

11.46%

12.03%

12.81%

12.54%

14.62%

Total stockholders’ equity to total assets

11.28%

11.67%

12.01%

11.80%

12.13%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets*

7.62%

8.04%

8.70%

8.42%

9.45%

Book value per common share

$28.07

$27.44

$26.09

$25.62

$23.86

Tangible book value per common share*

$18.22

$18.16

$18.22

$17.61

$18.03

Tangible book value per diluted common share*

$17.86

$17.78

$17.85

$17.29

$17.64

 

* The value noted is considered a Non-GAAP financial measure.  For a reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures, see Table 4. Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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TABLE 2. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

 

September 30,

2018

December 31,

2017

ASSETS

 

 

Cash and due from banks

$60,195

$48,034

Federal funds sold

1,184

4,161

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

61,379

52,195

 

 

 

Interest-bearing time deposits in other banks

6,741

3,496

Available-for-sale securities

172,388

162,272

Held-to-maturity securities, fair value of $695,466 and $532,744

713,899

535,462

Loans held for sale

43,372

16,344

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $11,010 and $8,498

2,546,045

2,094,781

Other real estate owned, net

7,014

7,907

Premises and equipment, net

79,607

63,449

Bank-owned life insurance

72,587

68,384

Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank stock

38,838

24,373

Interest receivable

17,129

12,371

Goodwill

131,723

104,907

Core deposit intangibles, net

22,466

10,738

Other

17,848

13,830

 

 

 

Total assets

$3,931,036

$3,170,509

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

Deposits

 

 

Demand

$483,432

$366,530

 

 

 

Total non-interest bearing deposits

483,432

366,530

 

 

 

Savings, NOW and money market

1,486,283

1,238,984

Time

851,531

776,499

 

 

 

Total interest-bearing deposits

2,337,814

2,015,483

 

 

 

Total deposits

2,821,246

2,382,013

 

 

 

Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements

43,250

37,492

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

570,907

347,692

Bank stock loan

24,412

2,500

Subordinated debentures

14,186

13,968

Contractual obligations

1,734

1,967

Interest payable and other liabilities

12,064

10,733

Total liabilities

3,487,799

2,796,365

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

Common stock

173

161

Additional paid-in capital

378,516

331,339

Retained earnings

91,401

65,512

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(7,077)

(3,092)

Employee stock loans

(121)

(121)

Treasury stock

(19,655)

(19,655)

Total stockholders’ equity

443,237

374,144

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$3,931,036

$3,170,509

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TABLE 3. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

2018

2017

2018

2017

Interest and dividend income

 

 

 

 

Loans, including fees

$36,335

$20,420

$98,484

$60,482

Securities, taxable

4,836

2,982

12,671

8,930

Securities, nontaxable

1,097

863

3,001

2,510

Federal funds sold and other

754

323

1,820

963

 

 

 

 

 

Total interest and dividend income

43,022

24,588

115,976

72,885

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

Deposits

6,510

3,270

16,566

8,740

Federal funds purchased and retail repurchase agreements

30

15

77

40

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

3,155

731

6,548

1,967

Bank stock loan

265

448

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Subordinated debentures

307

251

875

725

 

 

 

 

 

Total interest expense

10,267

4,267

24,514

11,472

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income

32,755

20,321

91,462

61,413

Provision for loan losses

1,291

727

3,211

2,450

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

31,464

19,594

88,251

58,963

Non-interest income

 

 

 

 

Service charges and fees

1,912

1,348

5,221

3,797

Debit card income

1,667

1,175

4,442

3,385

Mortgage banking

392

521

1,017

1,546

Increase in value of bank-owned life insurance

521

359

1,681

1,068

Net gains (losses) from securities transactions

(4)

175

(14)

271

Other

945

457

1,929

1,269

 

 

 

 

 

Total non-interest income

5,433

4,035

14,276

11,336

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest expense

 

 

 

 

Salaries and employee benefits

12,361

8,353

34,881

24,395

Net occupancy and equipment

2,125

1,603

5,938

4,621

Data processing

2,195

1,218

5,837

3,570

Professional fees

686

759

2,245

1,737

Advertising and business development

802

535

2,086

1,677

Telecommunications

451

275

1,252

966

FDIC insurance

457

290

1,211

615

Courier and postage

321

222

879

684

Free nation-wide ATM cost

364

238

986

683

Amortization of core deposit intangibles

694

243

1,703

687

Loan expense

319

199

810

658

Other real estate owned

355

219

(48)

494

Merger expenses

757

1,023

6,524

2,085

Other

1,760

1,211

4,945

3,873

 

 

 

 

 

Total non-interest expense

23,647

16,388

69,249

46,745

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

13,250

7,241

33,278

23,554

Provision for income taxes

2,928

2,084

7,378

7,179

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$10,322

$5,157

$25,900

$16,375

 

 

 

 

 

Net income allocable to common stockholders

$10,322

$5,157

$25,900

$16,375

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

$0.65

$0.42

$1.70

$1.36

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

$0.64

$0.41

$1.66

$1.33


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TABLE 4. Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

As of and for the three months ended

 

September 30,

2018

June 30,

2018

March 31,

2018

December 31,

2017

September 30,

2017

Total stockholders’ equity

$443,237

$433,282

$381,487

$374,144

$291,835

Less: goodwill

131,723

125,485

103,412

104,907

64,587

Less: core deposit intangibles, net

22,466

19,800

10,355

10,738

5,476

Less: mortgage servicing asset, net

13

14

16

17

19

Less: naming rights, net

1,228

1,239

1,249

1,260

1,271

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity

$287,807

$286,744

$266,455

$257,222

$220,482

Common shares issued at period end

15,792,695

15,780,777

14,609,414

14,605,607

12,230,319

RSU shares vested

6,768

11,844

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares outstanding at period end

15,792,695

15,787,545

14,621,258

14,605,607

12,230,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted common shares outstanding at period end

16,118,067

16,131,096

14,923,798

14,873,257

12,501,484

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

$28.07

$27.44

$26.09

$25.62

$23.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible book value per common share

$18.22

$18.16

$18.22

$17.61

$18.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible book value per diluted common share

$17.86

$17.78

$17.85

$17.29

$ 17.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$3,931,036

$3,712,185

$3,176,062

$3,170,509

$2,405,426

Less: goodwill

131,723

125,485

103,412

104,907

64,587

Less: core deposit intangibles, net

22,466

19,800

10,355

10,738

5,476

Less: mortgage servicing asset, net

13

14

16

17

19

Less: naming rights, net

1,228

1,239

1,249

1,260

1,271

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible assets

$3,775,606

$3,565,647

$3,061,030

$3,053,587

$2,334,073

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity to total assets

11.28%

11.67%

12.01%

11.80%

12.13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

7.62%

8.04%

8.70%

8.42%

9.45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total average stockholders’ equity

$439,771

$413,474

$377,895

$337,519

$289,007

Less: average intangible assets and preferred stock

150,256

134,146

116,634

96,620

71,465

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average tangible common equity

$289,515

$279,328

$261,261

$240,899

$217,542

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income allocable to common stockholders

$10,322

$6,867

$8,711

$4,274

$5,157

Amortization of intangible assets

707

637

396

349

256

Less: tax effect of intangible assets amortization

148

134

83

122

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income allocable to common stockholders

$10,881

$7,370

$9,024

$4,501

$5,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on total average stockholders’ equity (ROAE)

annualized

9.31%

6.66%

9.35%

5.02%

7.08%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) annualized

14.91%

10.58%

14.01%

7.41%

9.71%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest expense

$23,647

$25,975

$19,627

$20,718

$16,388

Less: merger expenses

757

5,236

531

3,267

1,023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest expense, excluding merger expenses

$22,890

$20,739

$19,096

$17,451

$15,365

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income

$32,755

$30,920

$27,787

$24,589

$20,321

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest income

$5,433

$4,592

$4,251

$4,104

$4,035

Less: net gains (losses) from securities transactions

(4)

(2)

(8)

175

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest income, excluding net gains (losses) from securities transactions

$5,437

$4,594

$4,259

$4,104

$3,860

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income plus non-interest income, excluding net gains (losses) from securities transactions

$38,192

$35,514

$32,046

$28,693

$24,181

Non-interest expense to net interest income plus non-interest income

61.92%

73.14%

61.26%

72.21%

67.29%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Efficiency ratio

59.93%

58.40%

59.59%

60.82%

63.54%

 


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Investor Contact:

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Investor Relations Officer

316-779-1675

jwillis@equitybank.com

investor.equitybank.com

 

Media Contact:

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SVP, Director of Marketing

816-505-4063

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