DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veritex Holdings, Inc. ("Veritex" or "the Company") (Nasdaq:VBTX), the holding company for Veritex Community Bank ("Veritex Bank"), today announced the year end results including record year over year earnings and growth. The Company ended the year with strong capital levels and is poised to further leverage its capital position. Net income available to common stockholders was $4.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of $0.8 million from the third quarter of 2017, and an increase of $1.2 million from the fourth quarter of 2016. Net income available to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $16.2 million, up $3.7 million, or 29.2%, from the year ended December 31, 2016. Net income for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 were negatively impacted by a $1.9 million re-measurement of our deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities due to our new effective tax rate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act").

As part of how we measure our results, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures to ascertain performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled in the section labeled “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release.

C. Malcolm Holland, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “I am delighted with our accomplishments this year. Our company has grown from $1.4 billion in assets at December 31, 2016 with 11 branches in the Dallas market to $3.0 billion in assets at December 31, 2017 with 21 continuing branches in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets."

Mr. Holland continued "The fourth quarter has been a particularly busy time for our company, even by Veritex standards. We completed the acquisition of Liberty Bancshares, Inc. and continued to manage cost savings by closing two redundant branches and we sold two Austin area branches on January 1, 2018, thus exiting that market. We continued to increase earnings per share, significantly grew the balance sheet, and were recognized once again as one of the best places to work."

Mr. Holland concluded, "I am excited about 2018 and the opportunities that are ahead of us. Our staff continues to be the reason why we stand apart from the competition. With continued focus on our employees and the Veritex culture, we will be able to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves in 2018."


2017 Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Net income available for common stockholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 was $4.4 million, or $0.19 diluted earnings per share ("EPS"), compared to $5.1 million, or $0.25 diluted EPS, for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.
  • Core net income available for common stockholders totaled $5.4 million, or $0.23 core diluted EPS, for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to $5.6 million, or $0.28 core diluted EPS, for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. The decrease in core net income available for common stockholders is primarily due to an increase in the provision for loan losses further discussed in the "Asset Quality" section of this release.
  • Net income available for common stockholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 was impacted by an income tax charge of $1.9 million related to the re-measurement of our deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities at our new expected tax rate due to the enactment of the Tax Act.
  • Net interest margin ("NIM") improved to 4.24% and core NIM improved to 3.75% for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to a NIM of 3.78% and core NIM of 3.66% for the third quarter of 2017.
  • Total loans increased $352.3 million, or 18.5%, to $2.3 billion compared to the third quarter of 2017. Excluding acquired loans from the Liberty acquisition, loans grew $39.7 million, or 13.8% annualized.
  • Total deposits increased $357.3 million, or 18.0%, to $2.3 billion compared to the third quarter of 2017.
  •  In November 2017, Veritex Bank was named in the list of The Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work 2017.


Full Year 2017 Highlights

  • Net income available for common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $16.2 million, or  $0.86 diluted EPS, compared to $12.6 million, or $1.13 diluted EPS, for the year ended December 31, 2016.

  • Core net income available for common stockholders totaled $17.9 million, or $0.95 core diluted EPS, for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $12.6 million, or $1.13 core diluted EPS, for the year ended December 31, 2016.

  • Total loans as of December 31, 2017 grew $1.3 billion, or 127.8%, compared to December 31, 2016. Excluding acquired loans from Sovereign and Liberty of $1.1 billion, loans grew $203.0 million, or 20.5% compared to December 31, 2016.

  • Noninterest-bearing deposits as of December 31, 2017, which includes branch deposits held for sale, increased $324.6 million, or 99.1%, compared to December 31, 2016.

  •  Closed acquisitions with Sovereign Bancshares, Inc. ("Sovereign") on August 1, 2017 and Liberty Bancshares, Inc. ("Liberty") on December 1, 2017.

  • Completed a public offering of 2,285,050 shares of common stock with net proceeds of $56.7 million.

  •  Received American Bankers' "Best Bank to Work For" for the fourth consecutive year.

Result of Operations for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2017

Net Interest Income

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $25.8 million and net interest margin was 4.24% compared to $19.1 million and 3.78%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The $6.7 million increase from the three months ended September 30, 2017 was primarily due to an increase in interest income on loans, which was driven by increased volume in all loan categories resulting from loans acquired from Liberty on December 1, 2017, and continued organic loan growth. Net interest margin increased 46 basis points from the three months ended September 30, 2017, primarily due to a change in mix of earnings assets resulting from increases in loans, which tend to yield greater interest rates than other interest earning assets. Average loan balances represented 84.3% of average interest-earning assets for the three months ended December 31, 2017 compared to 81.9%  for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses increased by $15.3 million from $10.5 million to $25.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 compared to the same period during 2016. The increase in net interest income before provision for loan losses was primarily driven by higher loan balances resulting from loans acquired from Sovereign and Liberty and continued organic loan growth. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, average loan balances increased by $1.1 billion compared to the three months ended December 31, 2016, which resulted in a $16.5 million increase in interest income. Net interest margin increased 80 basis points from the three months ended December 31, 2016 primarily due to a change in mix of earnings assets resulting from increased loan balances as well as benefits of increases in the prime rates in new and renewed loans. Average loan balances represented 84.3% of average interest-earning assets for the three months ended December 31, 2017 compared to 79.9% for the three months ended December 31, 2016.

Noninterest Income

 Noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2017 was $2.3 million, an increase of $321 thousand compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017. The net increase was primarily due to a $267 thousand gain on the sale of an other real estate owned property during the fourth quarter of 2017 with no corresponding sale in the third quarter of 2017. In addition, the increase was due to $138 thousand of rental income resulting from the purchase of our headquarter building on December 6, 2017 and an increase of $100 thousand in dividend income as a result of bi-annual Federal Reserve Bank stock dividends. This increase was partially offset by a $136 thousand decrease in gain on sale of SBA loans.

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2016, noninterest income grew $474 thousand. The increase was primarily due to the $267 thousand gain on the sale of other real estate owned referenced above with no corresponding sale in the fourth quarter of 2016, a $232 thousand increase in service charges and fees on deposit accounts resulting from the additional acquired Sovereign and Liberty deposit accounts and the associated income from these accounts and $136 thousand of rental income resulting from the purchase of our headquarter building.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense was $15.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $12.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $2.5 million. The increase was primarily driven by a $1.4 million increase in salaries and employee benefits expense, primarily due to one month of additional salaries and employee benefit expenses related to the addition of full-time equivalent employees associated with the Liberty acquisition which closed on December 1, 2017 and one additional month of salaries and employee benefit expenses for employees associated with the Sovereign acquisition compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017. Due to the Sovereign acquisition closing on August 1, 2017, two months of salaries and employee benefit expense related to Sovereign employees were included for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to three months of expense related to Sovereign employees for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2016, noninterest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2017 increased $8.0 million. The increase was primarily driven by a $3.7 million increase in salaries and employee benefits expense related to the additional full-time equivalent employees as result of the Sovereign and Liberty acquisitions. Additionally, occupancy and equipment expense increased $1.0 million primarily due to the addition of eight owned buildings and eight property leases from the Sovereign and Liberty acquisitions and professional fees increased $770 thousand which were primarily a result of the use of legal and other professional services association with the Sovereign and Liberty acquisitions.

Financial Condition

Total loans were $2.3 billion at December 31, 2017, an increase of $352.3 million, or 18.5%, compared to the third quarter of 2017 and $1.3 billion, or 127.8%, compared to December 31, 2016. We acquired loans from Sovereign and Liberty with an acquisition date fair value of $752.5 million and $312.6 million, respectively. For the fourth quarter of 2017, excluding acquired loans from the Liberty acquisition, loans grew $39.7 million, or 13.8% annualized.

Total deposits were $2.3 billion at December 31, 2017, an increase of $357.3 million, or 18.0%, compared to the third quarter of 2017 and $1.2 billion, or 109.3%, compared the year ended December 31, 2016. We assumed deposits with an acquisition date fair value of $809.4 million and estimated $395.9 million in the Sovereign and Liberty acquisitions, respectively.

Asset Quality

Our allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans was 0.57%, 0.55%, and 0.86% of total loans at December 31, 2017, September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, respectively. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans for each of the three quarters ended was determined by the qualitative factors around the nature, volume and mix of the loan portfolio. The decrease in the allowance for loan loss as a percentage of total loans from December 31, 2016 was attributable to the completion of the Sovereign acquisition on August 1, 2017 and the Liberty acquisition on December 1, 2017, as acquired loans are recorded at fair value.

The provision for loan losses for the three months ended December 31, 2017 totaled $2.5 million compared to $752 thousand and $440 thousand for three months ended September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. The increase in provision for loan losses compared to September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 was primarily due to the general provision required from an increase of loans acquired through the acquisitions of Sovereign and Liberty that were re-underwritten following completion of the respective acquisitions as well as an increase in organic loan growth. Once an acquired loan undergoes new underwriting and meets the criteria for a new loan, any remaining fair value adjustments are taken into interest income and the loan becomes fully subject to our allowance for loan loss methodology. In addition, a provision of $629 thousand was taken for an energy loan moved into nonperforming status discussed below.

Nonperforming assets totaled $14.4 million, or 0.49%, of total assets at December 31, 2017 compared to $2.6 million, or 0.11%, of total assets at September 30, 2017 and $2.4 million, or 0.17%, of total assets at December 31, 2016. The increase of $11.8 million in nonperforming assets compared to September 30, 2017 was primarily due to the addition of a $13.4 million energy loan resulting from a decline in collateral value and deteriorating performance of the borrower.

 Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company’s management uses certain non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measures to evaluate its performance. Specifically, the Company reviews and reports core net interest income, core non-interest expense, core net income from operations, core net income, core net income available to common stockholders, core diluted earnings per share, core efficiency ratio, core net interest margin, tangible book value per common share and the tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio. The Company has included in this release information related to these non-GAAP financial measures for the applicable periods presented. Please refer to “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Business Combinations Measurement Period

The measurement period for the Company to determine the fair values of acquired identifiable assets and assumed liabilities for Sovereign and Liberty will end at the earlier of (i) twelve months from the date of the acquisition or (ii) as soon as the Company receives the information it was seeking about facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date or learns that more information is not obtainable. Provisional estimates for bank premises, furniture and equipment, goodwill, intangible assets and deferred taxes have been recorded for the Sovereign acquisition and provisional estimates for loans, bank premises, furniture and equipment, goodwill, intangible assets, deferred taxes and deposits have been recorded for the Liberty acquisition as independent valuations have not been finalized. Changes to provisional estimates could potentially have an impact on the re-measurement of our deferred taxes.

Conference Call

The Company will also host an investor conference call to review the results on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time. Participants may pre-register for the call by visiting https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/s7inoejd and will receive a unique pin number, which can be used when dialing in for the call. This will allow attendees to enter the call immediately. Alternatively, participants may call toll-free at (877) 703-9880.

The call and corresponding presentation slides will be webcast live on the home page of the Company's website, www.veritexbank.com. An audio replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the call at (855) 859-2056, Conference #9875609. This replay, as well as the webcast, will be available until February 6, 2018.

About Veritex Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Veritex Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company that conducts banking activities through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Veritex Community Bank, with nineteen branch locations and a mortgage office throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area and one branch in the Houston metropolitan area. Veritex Community Bank is a Texas state chartered bank regulated by the Texas Department of Banking and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

For more information, visit www.veritexbank.com

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include information regarding Veritex’s future financial performance, business and growth strategy, projected plans and objectives, and related transactions, integration of the acquired businesses, ability to recognize anticipated operational efficiencies, and other projections based on macroeconomic and industry trends, which are inherently unreliable due to the multiple factors that impact economic trends, and any such variations may be material.  Such forward-looking statements are based on various facts and derived utilizing important assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections about Veritex and its subsidiaries, any of which may change over time and some of which may be beyond Veritex’s control. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing. Further, certain factors that could affect our future results and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to whether Veritex can: successfully implement its growth strategy, including identifying acquisition targets and consummating suitable acquisitions; continue to sustain internal growth rate; provide competitive products and services that appeal to its customers and target market; difficult market conditions and unfavorable economic trends in the United States generally, and particularly in the market areas in which Veritex operates and in which its loans are concentrated, including the effects of declines in housing markets; an increase in unemployment levels and slowdowns in economic growth; Veritex's level of nonperforming assets and the costs associated with resolving any problem loans including litigation and other costs; changes in market interest rates may increase funding costs and reduce earning asset yields thus reducing margin; the impact of changes in interest rates and the credit quality and strength of underlying collateral and the effect of such changes on the market value of Veritex's investment securities portfolio; the credit risk associated with the substantial amount of commercial real estate, construction and land development, and commercial loans in our loan portfolio; the extensive federal and state regulation, supervision and examination governing almost every aspect of Veritex's operations including changes in regulations affecting financial institutions, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the rules and regulations being issued in accordance with this statute and potential expenses associated with complying with such regulations; Veritex's ability to comply with applicable capital and liquidity requirements, including our ability to generate liquidity internally or raise capital on favorable terms, including continued access to the debt and equity capital markets; possible changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies, laws and regulations and other activities of governments, agencies, and similar organizations; the effects of weather and natural disasters such as floods, droughts, wind, tornadoes and hurricanes as well as effects from geopolitical instability and manmade disasters including terrorist attacks;; and achieve its performance goals. For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, please refer to “Special Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Veritex’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 10, 2017 and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Veritex’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 Veritex’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Veritex 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 Veritex does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future 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, Veritex cannot assess the impact of each factor on Veritex’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 communication 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 Veritex or persons acting on Veritex’s behalf may issue. Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.



 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Consolidated Financial Highlights - (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
  At and For the Three Months Ended
  December 31,
 2017
 September 30,
 2017
 June 30,
 2017
 March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
Selected Financial Data:          
Net income $4,368  $5,182  $3,615  $3,098  $3,190 
Net income available to common stockholders 4,368  5,140  3,615  3,098  3,190 
Total assets 2,946,693  2,494,861  1,508,589  1,522,015  1,408,507 
Total loans(1) 2,259,831  1,907,509  1,122,468  1,020,970  991,897 
Provision for loan losses 2,529  752  943  890  440 
Allowance for loan losses 12,808  10,492  9,740  8,816  8,524 
Noninterest-bearing deposits(2) 652,218  495,627  337,057  338,226  327,614 
Total deposits(2) 2,342,912  1,985,658  1,211,107  1,221,696  1,119,630 
Total stockholders’ equity 490,039  445,929  247,602  242,725  239,088 
Summary Performance Ratios:          
Return on average assets(3) 0.64% 0.94% 0.97% 0.83% 0.97%
Return on average equity(3) 3.73  5.44  5.89  5.20  8.11 
Net interest margin(4) 4.24  3.78  3.53  3.21  3.44 
Efficiency ratio(5) 53.60  59.33  55.03  58.26  57.39 
Noninterest expense to average assets(3) 2.22  2.26  2.08  1.99  2.16 
Summary Credit Quality Data:          
Nonaccrual loans $13,905  $1,856  $1,514  $1,686  $941 
Accruing loans 90 or more days past due(6) 18  54  15  212  835 
Other real estate owned 449  738  493  998  662 
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.49% 0.11% 0.13% 0.19% 0.17%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.62  0.10  0.14  0.19  0.18 
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 0.57  0.55  0.87  0.86  0.86 
Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding 0.01      0.06  0.03 
Capital Ratios:          
Total stockholders’ equity to total assets 16.63% 17.87% 16.41% 15.95% 16.97%
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 11.06  12.76  14.77  14.31  15.23 
Tier 1 capital to average assets 12.85  15.26  15.09  14.65  16.82 
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets 12.41  14.17  18.17  19.94  20.72 
Common equity tier 1 (to risk weighted assets) 12.23  13.65  17.92  19.66  20.42 
Total capital to risk-weighted assets 13.10  14.87  19.37  21.20  22.02 

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(1) Total loans does not include loans held for sale and deferred fees. Loans held for sale were $0.8 million at December 31, 2017, $2.2 million at September 30, 2017, $4.1 million at June 30, 2017, $1.9 million at March 31, 2017, and $5.2 million at December 31, 2016. Deferred fees were $28 thousand at December 31, 2017, $28 thousand at September 30, 2016, $40 thousand at June 30, 2017, $48 thousand at March 31, 2017, and $55 thousand at December 31, 2016. Total loans include branch assets held for sale of $26.3 million at December 31, 2017.

(2) Total noninterest-bearings deposits and total deposits at December 31, 2017 include branch liabilities held for sale of $39.4 million and $64.3 million, respectively.

(3) We calculate our average assets and average equity for a period by dividing the sum of our total assets or total stockholders’ equity, as the case may be, at the close of business on each day in the relevant period, by the number of days in the period. We have calculated our return on average assets and return on average equity for a period by dividing net income for that period by our average assets and average equity, as the case may be, for that period.

(4) Net interest margin represents net interest income, annualized on a fully tax equivalent basis, divided by average interest-earning assets.

(5) Efficiency ratio represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income.

(6) Accruing loans 90 or more days past due excludes $3.3 million of PCI loans acquired from Sovereign as of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2017. No PCI loans were considered non-performing loans as of December 31, 2017.

 

 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
                     
  December 31,
 2017
 September 30,
 2017
 June 30,
 2017
 March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
ASSETS          
Cash and due from banks $38,243  $21,879  $28,687  $23,021  $15,631 
Interest bearing deposits in other banks 110,801  129,497  144,459  262,714  219,160 
Total cash and cash equivalents 149,044  151,376  173,146  285,735  234,791 
Investment securities 228,117  204,788  134,708  138,698  102,559 
Loans held for sale 841  2,179  4,118  1,925  5,208 
Loans, net 2,220,682  1,896,989  1,112,688  1,012,106  983,318 
Accrued interest receivable 7,676  6,387  3,333  2,845  2,907 
Bank-owned life insurance 21,476  20,517  20,369  20,224  20,077 
Bank premises, furniture and equipment, net 75,251  40,129  17,978  17,521  17,413 
Non-marketable equity securities 13,732  10,283  7,407  7,375  7,366 
Investment in unconsolidated subsidiary 352  352  93  93  93 
Other real estate owned 449  738  493  998  662 
Intangible assets, net 20,441  10,531  2,171  2,161  2,181 
Goodwill 162,265  135,832  26,865  26,865  26,865 
Branch assets held for sale 33,552         
Other assets 12,815  14,760  5,220  5,469  5,067 
Total assets $2,946,693  $2,494,861  $1,508,589  $1,522,015  $1,408,507 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Deposits:          
Noninterest-bearing $612,830  $495,627  $337,057  $338,226  $327,614 
Interest-bearing 1,665,800  1,490,031  874,050  883,470  792,016 
Total deposits 2,278,630  1,985,658  1,211,107  1,221,696  1,119,630 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 5,098  4,017  2,574  1,631  2,914 
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities 5,446  4,368  1,032  9,655  534 
Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank 71,164  38,200  38,235  38,271  38,306 
Junior subordinated debentures 11,702  11,702  3,093  3,093  3,093 
Subordinated notes 4,987  4,987  4,946  4,944  4,942 
Branch liabilities held for sale 64,627         
Other borrowings 15,000         
Total liabilities 2,456,654  2,048,932  1,260,987  1,279,290  1,169,419 
Commitments and contingencies          
Stockholders’ equity:          
Common stock 241  227  152  152  152 
Additional paid-in capital 445,517  404,900  211,901  211,512  211,173 
Retained earnings 45,510  41,143  36,003  32,388  29,290 
Unallocated Employee Stock Ownership Plan shares (106) (209) (209) (209) (209)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) (1,053) (62) (175) (1,048) (1,248)
Treasury stock, 10,000 shares at cost (70) (70) (70) (70) (70)
Total stockholders’ equity 490,039  445,929  247,602  242,725  239,088 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $2,946,693  $2,494,861  $1,508,589  $1,522,015  $1,408,507 
                     



 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income - (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
   
  For the Year Ended
  December 31,
2017
 December 31,
2016
Interest income:    
Interest and fees on loans $73,795  $44,681 
Interest on investment securities 3,462  1,409 
Interest on deposits in other banks 2,287  503 
Interest on other 8  2 
Total interest income 79,552  46,595 
Interest expense:    
Interest on deposit accounts 9,878  4,988 
Interest on borrowings 1,166  652 
Total interest expense 11,044  5,640 
Net interest income 68,508  40,955 
Provision for loan losses 5,114  2,050 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 63,394  38,905 
Noninterest income:    
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts 2,502  1,846 
Gain on sales of investment securities 222  15 
Gain on sales of loans and other assets owned 3,141  3,288 
Bank-owned life insurance 753  771 
Other 958  583 
Total noninterest income 7,576  6,503 
Noninterest expense:    
Salaries and employee benefits 20,828  14,332 
Occupancy and equipment 5,618  3,667 
Professional fees 5,672  2,804 
Data processing and software expense 2,217  1,158 
FDIC assessment fees 1,177  661 
Marketing 1,293  983 
Other assets owned expenses and write-downs 182  163 
Amortization of intangibles 964  380 
Telephone and communications 720  402 
Other 4,118  1,840 
Total noninterest expense 42,789  26,390 
Net income from operations 28,181  19,018 
Income tax expense 11,918  6,467 
Net income $16,263  $12,551 
Preferred stock dividends $42  $ 
Net income available to common stockholders $16,221  $12,551 
Basic earnings per share $0.88  $1.16 
Diluted earnings per share $0.86  $1.13 
Weighted average basic shares outstanding 18,404  10,849 
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 18,810  11,153 
       



 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income - (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
  For the Three Months Ended
  December 31,
 2017
 September 30,
 2017
 June 30,
 2017
 March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
Interest income:          
Interest and fees on loans $28,182  $20,706  $13,024  $11,883  $11,684 
Interest on investment securities 1,211  941  735  575  396 
Interest on deposits in other banks 500  629  548  610  200 
Interest on other 4  3    1  1 
Total interest income 29,897  22,279  14,307  13,069  12,281 
Interest expense:          
Interest on deposit accounts 3,677  2,812  1,742  1,647  1,600 
Interest on borrowings 470  338  189  169  161 
Total interest expense 4,147  3,150  1,931  1,816  1,761 
Net interest income 25,750  19,129  12,376  11,253  10,520 
Provision for loan losses 2,529  752  943  890  440 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 23,221  18,377  11,433  10,363  10,080 
Noninterest income:          
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts 769  669  555  509  537 
Gain on sales of investment securities 17  205       
Gain on sales of loans and other assets owned 882  705  807  747  970 
Bank-owned life insurance 192  188  186  187  194 
Other 438  210  218  92  123 
Total noninterest income 2,298  1,977  1,766  1,535  1,824 
Noninterest expense:          
Salaries and employee benefits 7,357  5,921  3,642  3,908  3,650 
Occupancy and equipment 1,996  1,596  1,015  1,011  949 
Professional fees 1,713  1,973  1,188  798  943 
Data processing and software expense 766  719  372  360  308 
FDIC assessment fees 116  410  393  258  213 
Marketing 388  436  225  244  279 
Other assets owned expenses and write-downs 73  71  13  25  24 
Amortization of intangibles 551  223  95  95  95 
Telephone and communications 282  230  106  102  107 
Other 1,793  943  733  649  516 
Total noninterest expense 15,035  12,522  7,782  7,450  7,084 
Net income from operations 10,484  7,832  5,417  4,448  4,820 
Income tax expense 6,116  2,650  1,802  1,350  1,630 
Net income $4,368  $5,182  $3,615  $3,098  $3,190 
Preferred stock dividends $  $42  $  $  $ 
Net income available to common stockholders $4,368  $5,140  $3,615  $3,098  $3,190 
Basic earnings per share $0.19  $0.26  $0.24  $0.20  $0.28 
Diluted earnings per share $0.19  $0.25  $0.23  $0.20  $0.27 
Weighted average basic shares outstanding 23,124  19,976  15,211  15,200  11,299 
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 23,524  20,392  15,637  15,632  11,653 
                


                

 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures - (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)
 
The following table reconciles, at the dates set forth below, GAAP net income available to common stockholders to core (non-GAAP) net income available to common stockholders, core diluted earnings per share, core efficiency ratio and core net interest margin:
 
  For the Three Months Ended
  December 31,
 2017
 September 30,
 2017
 June 30,
 2017
 March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
Net interest income (as reported) $25,750  $19,129  $12,376  $11,253  $10,520 
Adjustment:          
Income recognized on acquired loans 2,955  637  135  55  61 
Core net interest income 22,795  18,492  12,241  11,198  10,459 
Provision for loan losses (as reported) 2,529  752  943  890  440 
Noninterest income (as reported) 2,298  1,977  1,766  1,535  1,824 
Noninterest expense (as reported) 15,035  12,522  7,782  7,450  7,084 
Adjustment:          
Merger and acquisition ("M&A") costs (1,018) (1,391) (193) (89) (279)
Core noninterest expense 14,017  11,131  7,589  7,361  6,805 
Core net income from operations 8,547  8,586  5,475  4,482  5,038 
Income tax expense (as reported) 6,116  2,650  1,802  1,350  1,630 
Adjustments:          
Tax impact of adjustments (678) 264  20  12  76 
Tax Act re-measurement (1,940)        
Other M&A discrete tax items (398)        
Core income tax expense 3,100  2,914  1,822  1,362  1,706 
Core net income $5,447  $5,672  $3,653  $3,120  $3,332 
Preferred stock dividends (as reported)   42       
Core net income available to common stockholders $5,447  $5,630  $3,653  $3,120  $3,332 
           
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 
 23,524  20,392  15,637  15,632  11,653 
           
Diluted earnings per share (as reported) 0.19  0.25  0.23  0.20  0.27 
Core diluted earnings per share(1) 0.23  0.28  0.23  0.20  0.29 
           
Efficiency Ratio          
Efficiency ratio (as reported) 53.60% 59.33% 55.03% 58.26% 57.39%
Core efficiency ratio(2) 55.86% 54.38% 54.18% 57.81% 55.40%
           
Net Interest Margin          
Net interest margin (as reported) 4.24% 3.78% 3.53% 3.21% 3.44%
Core net interest margin(3) 3.75% 3.66% 3.49% 3.19% 3.42%

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(1) Core diluted earnings per share is defined as core net income available to common stockholders divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Excluded from net income available to common stockholders are income recognized on acquired loans, merger and acquisition costs, the tax impact of the adjustments to core net interest income and core noninterest expense, the re-measurement of our deferred tax asset as a result of the Tax Act and the tax impact of other M&A discrete tax items. 

(2) We calculate core efficiency ratio as core noninterest expense divided by the sum of core net interest income and noninterest income (as reported).  

(3) Core net interest margin is equal to core net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
                

 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures - (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)
 
The following table reconciles, at the dates set forth below, GAAP net income available to common stockholders to core (non-GAAP) net income available to common stockholders, core diluted earnings per share, core efficiency ratio and core net interest margin:
 
  For the Years Ended
  December 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
Net interest income (as reported) $68,508  $40,955 
Adjustment:    
Income recognized on acquired loans 3,782  425 
Core net interest income 64,726  40,530 
Provision for loan losses (as reported) 5,114  2,050 
Noninterest income (as reported) 7,576  6,503 
Noninterest expense (as reported) 42,789  26,390 
Adjustment:    
Merger and acquisition costs (2,691) (472)
Core noninterest expense 40,098  25,918 
Core net income from operations 27,090  19,065 
Income tax expense (as reported) 11,918  6,467 
Adjustment:    
Tax impact of adjustments (382) 16 
Tax Act re-measurement (1,940)  
Other M&A discrete tax items (398)  
Core income tax expense 9,198  6,483 
Core net income $17,892  $12,582 
Preferred stock dividends (as reported) 42   
Core net income available to common stockholders $17,850  $12,582 
     
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 18,810  11,153 
     
Diluted earnings per share (as reported) 0.86  1.13 
Core diluted earnings per share 0.95  1.13 
     
Efficiency Ratio    
Efficiency ratio (as reported) 56.24% 55.61%
Core efficiency ratio 55.46% 55.11%
     
Net Interest Margin    
Net interest margin (as reported) 3.77% 3.72%
Core net interest margin 3.56% 3.68%
       


              

 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures - (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)
 
The following table reconciles, at the dates set forth below, total stockholders’ equity to tangible common equity and total assets to tangible assets and presents our book value per common share to our tangible book value per share:
 
                     
  December 31,
 2017
 September 30,
 2017
 June 30,
 2017
 March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
Tangible Common Equity          
Total stockholders’ equity $490,039  $445,929  $247,602  $242,725  $239,088 
Adjustments:          
Goodwill (162,265) (135,832) (26,865) (26,865) (26,865)
Intangible assets(1) (22,165) (10,531) (2,171) (2,161) (2,181)
Total tangible common equity $305,609  $299,566  $218,566  $213,699  $210,042 
Tangible Assets          
Total assets $2,946,693  $2,494,861  $1,508,589  $1,522,015  $1,408,507 
Adjustments:          
Goodwill (162,265) (135,832) (26,865) (26,865) (26,865)
Intangible assets(1) (22,165) (10,531) (2,171) (2,161) (2,181)
Total tangible assets $2,762,263  $2,348,498  $1,479,553  $1,492,989  $1,379,461 
Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets(2) 11.06% 12.76% 14.77% 14.31% 15.23%
Common shares outstanding 24,110  22,644  15,233  15,229  15,195 
           
Book value per common share(3) $20.33  $19.69  $16.25  $15.94  $15.73 
Tangible book value per common share(4) $12.68  $13.23  $14.35  $14.03  $13.82 
                     

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(1) Intangible assets as of December 31, 2017 include branch intangible assets held for sale of $1.7 million.

(2) We calculate tangible common equity as total stockholders’ equity less goodwill and other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization, and we calculate tangible assets as total assets less goodwill and other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization.

(3) We calculate book value per common share as total stockholders’ equity at the end of the relevant period divided by the outstanding number of shares of our common stock at the end of the relevant period.

(4) We calculate tangible book value per common share as total tangible common equity, divided by the outstanding number of shares of our common stock at the end of the relevant period.  



 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Net Interest Margin - (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except percentages)
 
  For the Three Months Ended
  December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
  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
Assets                  
Interest-earning assets:                  
Total loans(1)(4) $2,030,587  $28,182  5.51% $1,643,077  $20,706  5.00% $971,977  $11,684  4.78%
Securities available for sale 233,244  1,211  2.06  191,265  941  1.95  96,814  396  1.63 
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions 145,099  500  1.37  171,461  629  1.46  147,974  200  0.54 
Investment in subsidiary 352  4  4.51  265  3  4.49  93  1  4.28 
Total interest-earning assets 2,409,282  29,897  4.92  2,006,068  22,279  4.41  1,216,858  12,281  4.02 
Allowance for loan losses (10,658)     (9,910)     (8,353)    
Noninterest-earning assets(4) 294,298      202,352      98,379     
Total assets $2,692,922      $2,198,510      $1,306,884     
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                  
Interest-bearing liabilities:                  
Interest-bearing deposits(4) $1,571,573  3,677  0.93% $1,294,187  $2,812  0.86% $784,778  1,600  0.81%
Advances from FHLB 74,589  213  1.13  53,222  160  1.19  38,328  58  0.60 
Other borrowings 25,398  257  4.01  13,793  178  5.12  8,078  103  5.07 
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,671,560  4,147  0.98  1,361,202  3,150  0.92  831,184  1,761  0.84 
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:                  
Noninterest-bearing deposits(4) 542,918      452,426      315,988     
Other liabilities(4) 13,819      6,898      3,153     
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities 556,737      459,324      319,141     
Stockholders’ equity 464,625      377,984      156,559     
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $2,692,922      $2,198,510      $1,306,884     
Net interest rate spread(2)     3.94%     3.49%     3.18%
Net interest income   $25,750      $19,129      $10,520   
Net interest margin(3)     4.24%     3.78%     3.44%
                      

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(1) Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $3,155, $1,553, and $5,517 for three months ended December 31, 2017, September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, respectively. 

(2) Net interest rate spread is the average yield on interest-earning assets minus the average rate on interest-bearing liabilities. 

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

(4) Includes average outstanding balances of branch assets and liabilities held for sale in total loans, noninterest-bearing assets, interest-bearing deposits, noninterest-bearing deposits and other liabilities.



 
VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Net Interest Margin - (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except percentages)
 
  For the Year Ended December 31,
  2017 2016
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
 Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
 Average
Yield/
Rate
 Average
Outstanding
Balance
 Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
 Average
Yield/
Rate
Assets            
Interest-earning assets:            
Total loans(1)(2) $1,441,295  $73,795  5.12% $924,465  $44,681  4.83%
Securities available for sale 170,253  3,462  2.03% 84,558  1,409  1.67%
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions 202,314  2,287  1.13% 93,199  503  0.54%
Investment in subsidiary 202  8  3.96% 93  2  2.15%
Total interest-earning assets 1,814,064  79,552  4.39% 1,102,315  46,595  4.23%
Allowance for loan losses (9,567)     (7,743)    
Noninterest-earning assets(2) 176,883      94,199     
Total assets $1,981,380      $1,188,771     
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity            
Interest-bearing liabilities:            
Interest-bearing deposits(2) $1,151,033  9,878  0.86% $688,978  4,988  0.72%
Advances from FHLB 51,196  531  1.04% 43,649  260  0.60%
Other borrowings 13,878  635  4.58% 8,077  392  4.85%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,216,107  11,044  0.91% 740,704  5,640  0.76%
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:            
Noninterest-bearing deposits(2) 425,124      302,548     
Other liabilities(2) 6,802      2,937     
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities 431,926      305,485     
Stockholders’ equity 333,347      142,582     
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $1,981,380      $1,188,771     
Net interest rate spread     3.48%     3.47%
Net interest income   $68,508      $40,955   
Net interest margin     3.78%     3.72%
               

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(1) Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $2,493 and $5,078 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

(2) Includes average outstanding balances of branch assets and liabilities held for sale in total loans, noninterest-bearing assets, interest-bearing deposits, noninterest-bearing deposits and other liabilities.

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