Hanmi Reports 5.8% Loan Growth and $0.44 Earnings per Share for the Third Quarter

2015 Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Net income of $14.0 million, or $0.44 per diluted share.
  • Loans receivable up 5.8% or $168.2 million from the second quarter and 13.5% from a year ago.
  • New loan production up 47.1% or $306.1 million from the second quarter and 80.3% from a year ago.
  • Noninterest bearing deposits up 5.0% from the second quarter and represent 31.7% of deposits.
  • Asset quality continues to be strong with non-performing assets at 0.88% of total assets and a negative provision for loan losses of $3.7 million for the 2015 third quarter.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) (or “Hanmi”), the holding company for Hanmi Bank (the “Bank”), today reported third quarter net income of $14.0 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, unchanged from the second quarter of 2015. Compared with the third quarter of 2014, after adjusting for the after-tax bargain purchase gain and merger and integration costs, net income was up 52% from a year ago. Third quarter 2014 net income was $21.8 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, and included an after-tax bargain purchase gain of $14.6 million and pretax merger and integration costs of $3.4 million recorded in conjunction with the August 31, 2014 acquisition of Central Bancorp, Inc. (“CBI”), the parent company of United Central Bank.

For the first nine months of 2015, net income was $39.0 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, up 26% from a year ago after adjusting for the $14.6 million after-tax bargain purchase gain in 2014 and pre-tax merger and integration costs of $3.6 million in 2014 and $1.7 million in 2015. Net income for the first nine months of 2014 was $43.8 million, or $1.38 per diluted share.

Mr. C. G. Kum, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Hanmi’s strong third quarter results were driven by the continued success of our strategic expansion initiatives, improving credit quality and the positive impact of repositioning our balance sheet since the CBI acquisition. Meaningful loan production from our operations in Texas and Illinois, along with the strong performance of our new Healthcare Banking Group, augmented solid growth in our core markets in California. Our focus on credit remains strong, both in our originations as well as in our follow-on administration. Moreover, our pursuit of meaningful banking relationships helped lead the increase in our demand deposits.”

Mr. Kum continued, “Since the acquisition, we successfully repositioned our balance sheet to where loans now represent 72% of total assets and 87% of deposits. We also remain focused on improving our operating efficiencies and enhancing profitability across the enterprise. During the third quarter, we completed the closure and consolidation of four branches that resulted in one-time charges of $1.2 million. I believe our actions to streamline our cost structure over the course of the year, coupled with our successful expansion initiatives have positioned Hanmi to generate profitable growth in the years ahead.”

Quarterly Results
(in thousands, except per share data)
           
   As of or for the Three Months Ended  As of or for the Nine Months Ended
  September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
  2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
           
Net income  $ 13,959  $ 13,984  $ 21,800  $ 38,997  $ 43,832
Net income per diluted common share  $ 0.44  $ 0.44  $ 0.68  $ 1.22  $ 1.38
           
Assets  $ 4,214,241  $ 3,970,770  $ 4,240,835  $ 4,214,241  $ 4,240,835
Loans receivable  $ 3,045,072  $ 2,876,906  $ 2,683,462  $ 3,045,072  $ 2,683,462
Deposits  $ 3,518,694  $ 3,439,781  $ 3,598,154  $ 3,518,694  $ 3,598,154
           
Return on average assets 1.38% 1.39% 2.46% 1.28% 1.87%
Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings on average assets 2.05% 2.11% 3.07% 1.93% 2.40%
Return on average stockholders’ equity 11.55% 11.83% 19.97% 11.06% 13.61%
Net interest margin 3.80% 3.97% 3.72% 3.89% 3.80%
Net interest margin excluding acquisition accounting 3.48% 3.48% 3.60% 3.40% 3.77%
Efficiency ratio 57.97% 56.42% 48.35% 59.65% 52.05%
Efficiency ratio excluding merger and integration costs 57.97% 56.14% 41.87% 58.46% 49.04%
           
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 11.48% 11.86% 10.42% 11.48% 10.42%
Tangible common equity per common share  $ 15.12  $ 14.73  $ 13.84  $ 15.12  $ 13.84

Results of Operations

Third quarter net interest income declined $1.1 million or 3.0% to $36.0 million from $37.1 million in the second quarter primarily from the $1.5 million decline in acquisition accounting amortization and the $605,000 special FHLB dividend received in the preceding quarter, offset by the improved mix of earning assets and an additional day in the quarter. However, third quarter 2015 net interest income improved 15.8% compared with $31.1 million in the third quarter last year, while net interest income of $110.5 million for the first nine-months of 2015 increased 29.5% compared with $85.3 million in the first nine-months of 2014. The year-over-year and year-to-date improvements in net interest income were the result of the CBI acquisition and Hanmi successfully deploying lower yielding securities and cash arising from the CBI acquisition into higher yielding loans. 

Net interest margin for the third quarter of 2015 was 3.80% compared with 3.97% for the second quarter of 2015 and 3.72% for the year-ago period. The decline in net interest margin for the third quarter compared the preceding quarter was primarily due to a 17 basis point decline in the impact of acquisition accounting. Net interest margin, excluding acquisition accounting, remained unchanged at 3.48% even though the preceding quarter’s net interest margin reflected the aforementioned $605,000 special FHLB dividend. For the first nine months of 2015, net interest margin was 3.89% compared with 3.80% for the first nine months of 2014.

For the third quarter of 2015, Hanmi recorded a negative provision for loan losses of $3.7 million, which included a $1.8 million provision for losses on PCI loans. For the prior quarter, the negative provision for loan losses was $2.4 million, which included an $84,000 reversal of impairment reserves on PCI loans. For the year ago period, Hanmi recorded a provision for loan losses of $48,000, which included no provision for losses or reversal of impairment reserves on PCI loans.

Hanmi recorded a negative loan loss provision of $7.8 million for the first nine months of 2015, compared with a negative provision for loan losses of $7.5 million for the first nine months of 2014.

The impact of the CBI acquisition accounting adjustments on core loan yield, core deposit cost, net interest income and net interest margin are summarized in the following tables. 

   Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
  September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
  2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
Core loan yield 4.76% 4.78% 4.85% 4.75% 4.85%
Accretion of discount on purchased loans 0.24% 0.43% 0.06% 0.43% 0.02%
As reported 5.00% 5.21% 4.91% 5.18% 4.87%
           
Core deposit cost 0.60% 0.61% 0.53% 0.61% 0.52%
Accretion of time deposits premium 0.16% 0.17% 0.08% 0.17% 0.03%
As reported 0.44% 0.44% 0.45% 0.44% 0.49%
           
  Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
   Amount   Rate   Amount   Rate   Amount   Rate 
   (in thousands) 
Net interest income and net interest margin excluding acquisition accounting  $ 32,930 3.48%  $ 32,568 3.48%  $ 30,174 3.60%
Accretion of discount on Non-PCI loans  1,209 0.13%  2,606 0.28%  67 0.01%
Accretion of discount on PCI loans  514 0.05%  467 0.05%  291 0.04%
Accretion of time deposits premium  1,378 0.14%  1,504 0.16%  591 0.07%
Amortization of subordinated debentures discount  (46)  —  (41)  —  (36)  —
Net impact  3,055 0.32%  4,536 0.49%  913 0.12%
As reported  $ 35,985 3.80%  $ 37,104 3.97%  $ 31,087 3.72%

Noninterest income increased $2.4 million or 21.8% to $13.6 million from $11.1 million for the second quarter of 2015 primarily due to a $1.9 million increase in disposition gains on PCI loans. Noninterest income decreased $8.1 million or 37.2% from $21.6 million for the year ago period primarily because of the $14.6 million after-tax bargain purchase gain recognized in the 2014 third quarter offset by a $4.3 million increase in disposition gains on PCI loans and $2.0 million increase in gains on sales of securities. Service charges on deposit accounts were $3.4 million for the third quarter of 2015, up from $3.2 million in the second quarter of 2015 and up from $2.9 million for the third quarter last year. Gains on sales of SBA loans were $1.6 million for the third quarter 2015, unchanged from the second quarter of 2015 and up from $1.2 million for the year-ago period. Net gain on sales of securities were $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared with $1.9 million for the second quarter of 2015 and $67,000 for the third quarter last year. Disposition gains on PCI loans were $4.3 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $2.5 million for the prior quarter. There were no disposition gains for the same period a year-ago. Noninterest income in the third quarter of 2014 included an after-tax bargain purchase gain of $14.6 million recorded in conjunction with the acquisition of CBI. There was no bargain purchase gain recorded in either the third quarter or second quarter of 2015. 

Noninterest expense increased $1.5 million or 5.6% to $28.7 million from $27.2 million for the preceding quarter primarily due to $1.2 million of one-time expenses related to the 2015 third quarter branch closures and consolidations. Noninterest expense increased $3.2 million or 12.7% from $25.5 million for the third quarter last year primarily because of the August 2014 acquisition of CBI. Salary and employee benefits costs in the third quarter of 2015 increased 3.6% to $16.1 million compared with $15.5 million for the second quarter of 2015, primarily as a result of employee severance charges associated with the branch closures, and increased 25.3% from $12.8 million for the third quarter of 2014 due to the CBI acquisition. Occupancy and equipment costs increased 15.9% to $4.9 million compared with $4.2 million for the second quarter of 2015, primarily related to expenses associated with the branch closures. Professional fees increased to $1.9 million for the third quarter from $1.7 million for the preceding quarter. Advertising and promotion expense increased to $1.3 million compared with $1.0 million for the second quarter and $809,000 for the prior year third quarter. These increases were due to the Hanmi’s re-branding initiative.

Hanmi recorded a provision for income taxes of $10.6 million for the third quarter of 2015, representing an effective tax rate of 43.1%, compared with $9.6 million, representing an effective tax rate of 40.8%, for the preceding quarter and $5.4 million, representing an effective rate of 19.8% for the third quarter of 2014. The increase in the effective tax rate for the current quarter compared to the preceding quarter was due to adjustments resulting from the filing of the final CBI tax returns. The increase in the effective tax rate for the current quarter compared to the year ago quarter was primarily due to the $14.6 million after-tax bargain purchase gain recognized in third quarter of 2014. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, Hanmi recorded provision for income taxes of $27.7 million and $20.1 million, respectively, representing effective tax rates of 41.6% and 31.2%, respectively. The year over year increase was due to the aforementioned after-tax bargain purchase gain.

Balance Sheet

Total assets were $4.21 billion at September 30, 2015, a 6.1% increase from $3.97 billion at June 30, 2015 and a 0.6% decrease from $4.24 billion a year ago.  The sequential quarter increase in total assets was primarily due to an increase in loans receivable.

Loans receivable, before the allowance for loan losses, were $3.05 billion at September 30, 2015, up 5.8% from $2.88 billion at June 30, 2015 and up 13.5% from $2.68 billion at September 30, 2014. The increase in loans from the end of the 2014 third quarter reflects Hanmi’s strong loan production. Loans held for sale, representing the guaranteed portion of SBA loans, were $4.9 million at September 30, 2015 compared with $4.2 million at the end of the 2015 second quarter and $7.8 million at the end of the 2014 third quarter. 

New loan production for the 2015 third quarter reached $306.1 million, 47.1% higher than the second quarter and outpaced $105.7 million of loan payoffs. 2015 third quarter new loan production was comprised of $231.3 million of commercial real estate loans, $30.6 million of commercial and industrial loans, $40.2 million of SBA loans, and $4.0 million of consumer loans. For the 2015 second quarter, new loan production was $208.1 million while loan payoffs were $108.9 million. Loan purchases for the 2015 third quarter were $36.2 million, compared with $20.6 million in the second quarter of 2015. SBA loan sales for the 2015 third quarter were $20.6 million, compared with $19.3 million for the second quarter of 2015.

Deposits were $3.52 billion at the end of the 2015 third quarter, compared with $3.44 billion at the end of the preceding quarter and $3.60 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2014. The cost of deposits was 0.44% for the third quarter of 2015 compared with 0.44% for the second quarter of 2015 and 0.45% for the third quarter a year ago.

At September 30, 2015, stockholders’ equity was $485.4 million, compared with $472.7 million and $443.7 million at June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2014, respectively. Tangible common stockholders’ equity was $483.7 million, or 11.48% of tangible assets, compared with $470.9 million, or 11.86% of tangible assets, and $441.5 million, or 10.42%, of tangible assets, at June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2014, respectively. Tangible book value per share was $15.12, up 9.3% from a year ago and 2.7% from the preceding quarter. On October 15, 2015, Hanmi paid a cash dividend of $0.11 per share, representing an aggregate dividend of $3.5 million.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming loans, excluding PCI loans, were $23.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2015, or 0.79% of Non-PCI loans, compared with $28.0 million at the end of the second quarter of 2015, or 0.99% of Non-PCI loans and $24.0 million, or 0.92% of Non-PCI loans at the end of the third quarter last year. Troubled debt restructurings were $18.2 million at September 30, 2015, compared with $21.9 million at June 30, 2015 and $26.4 million at September 30, 2014. Restructured loans included in nonperforming loans were $10.4 million at September 30, 2015, compared with $11.2 million at the end of the same quarter last year.

OREO was $13.2 million at the end of the third quarter of 2015, up from $11.9 million at the end of the prior quarter. OREO primarily resulted from the 2014 third quarter CBI acquisition. Classified loans were $40.1 million, or 1.32% of loans, at September 30, 2015, compared with $44.8 million, or 1.56% of loans, at June 30, 2015 and $45.0 million, or 1.68% of loans, a year ago. Nonperforming assets were $37.2 million at the end of the third quarter of 2015, or 0.88% of assets, compared with 1.00% of assets at the end of the prior quarter and 1.10% of assets at the end of the same quarter last year.

Gross charge-offs for the third quarter of 2015 were $1.8 million, compared with $1.2 million for the preceding quarter and $1.4 million for the same period a year ago. Recoveries of previously charged-off loans for the third quarter of 2015 were $994,000, compared with $1.4 million for the preceding quarter and $663,000 for the third quarter of 2014. As a result, there were net charge-offs of $754,000 for the third quarter of 2015, compared with net recoveries of $272,000 for the preceding quarter and net charge-offs of $755,000 for the year ago period. 

The allowance for loan losses was $46.4 million as of September 30, 2015, generating an allowance of loan losses to loans receivable ratio of 1.52% compared with 1.77% as of June 30, 2015 and 1.91% as of September 30, 2014.

Conference Call                            

Management will host a conference call today, October 27, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. PT (4:00 p.m. ET) to discuss these results.  This call will also be broadcast live via the internet. Investment professionals and all current and prospective stockholders are invited to access the live call by dialing 1-877-407-9039 before 1:00 p.m. PT, using access code HANMI. To listen to the call online, either live or archived, visit the Investor Relations page of Hanmi’s website at www.hanmi.com.

About Hanmi Financial Corporation

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Hanmi Financial Corporation owns Hanmi Bank, which serves multi-ethnic communities through its network of 42 full-service branches and 6 loan production offices in California, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Washington and Georgia. Hanmi Bank specializes in real estate, commercial, SBA and trade finance lending to small and middle market businesses. Additional information is available at www.hanmi.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Hanmi Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
           
  September 30, June 30, Percentage September 30, Percentage
  2015 2015 Change 2014 Change
Assets          
Cash and due from banks  $ 235,342  $ 153,231 53.6%  $ 197,016 19.5%
Securities available for sale, at fair value  669,340  728,683 -8.1%  1,128,624 -40.7%
Loans held for sale, at the lower of cost or fair value  4,871  4,158 17.1%  7,757 -37.2%
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses  2,998,710  2,826,086 6.1%  2,632,283 13.9%
Accrued interest receivable  8,722  8,133 7.2%  9,880 -11.7%
Premises and equipment, net  29,857  30,656 -2.6%  31,377 -4.8%
Other real estate owned (“OREO”), net  13,249  11,857 11.7%  22,706 -41.6%
Customers’ liability on acceptances  2,704  1,638 65.1%  2,428 11.4%
Servicing assets  11,986  13,125 -8.7%  13,842 -13.4%
FDIC loss sharing asset  —  —  9,416 -100.0%
Other intangible assets, net  1,795  1,890 -5.0%  2,179 -17.6%
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) stock, at cost  16,385  16,385 0.0%  17,579 -6.8%
Federal Reserve Bank (“FRB”) stock, at cost  14,098  13,517 4.3%  12,273 14.9%
Income tax asset  70,847  82,819 -14.5%  75,142 -5.7%
Bank-owned life insurance  48,067  48,041 0.1%  48,670 -1.2%
Prepaid expenses and other assets  88,268  30,551 188.9%  29,663 197.6%
Total assets  $ 4,214,241  $ 3,970,770 6.1%  $ 4,240,835 -0.6%
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Liabilities:          
Deposits:          
Noninterest-bearing  $ 1,114,621  $ 1,061,823 5.0%  $ 1,029,343 8.3%
Interest-bearing  2,404,073  2,377,958 1.1%  2,568,811 -6.4%
Total deposits  3,518,694  3,439,781 2.3%  3,598,154 -2.2%
Accrued interest payable  2,985  3,443 -13.3%  3,030 -1.5%
Bank’s liability on acceptances  2,704  1,638 65.1%  2,428 11.4%
FHLB advances  150,000  —   110,000 36.4%
Servicing liabilities  5,176  5,368 -3.6%  5,998 -13.7%
FDIC loss sharing liability  1,173  116 911.2%  —
Rescinded stock obligation  —  150 -100.0%  15,485 -100.0%
Subordinated debentures  18,669  18,623 0.2%  18,509 0.9%
Accrued expenses and other liabilities  29,391  28,911 1.7%  43,525 -32.5%
Total liabilities  3,728,792  3,498,030 6.6%  3,797,129 -1.8%
           
Stockholders’ equity:          
Common stock  257  257 0.0%  257 0.0%
Additional paid-in capital  557,116  556,289 0.1%  554,446 0.5%
Accumulated other comprehensive income  2,158  423 410.2%  (5,065) -142.6%
Accumulated deficit  (3,931)  (14,371) -72.6%  (36,074) -89.1%
Less treasury stock  (70,151)  (69,858) 0.4%  (69,858) 0.4%
Total stockholders’ equity  485,449  472,740 2.7%  443,706 9.4%
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $ 4,214,241  $ 3,970,770 6.1%  $ 4,240,835 -0.6%
           
           
Hanmi Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries 
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
           
   Three Months Ended 
  September 30, June 30, Percentage September 30, Percentage
  2015 2015 Change 2014 Change
Interest and dividend income:          
Interest and fees on loans  $ 36,466  $ 36,915 -1.2%  $ 30,912 18.0%
Interest on securities  2,884  2,979 -3.2%  3,158 -8.7%
Dividends on FRB and FHLB stock  607  1,116 -45.6%  463 31.1%
Interest on deposits in other banks  68  40 70.0%  29 134.5%
Total interest and dividend income  40,025  41,050 -2.5%  34,562 15.8%
Interest expense:          
Interest on deposits  3,881  3,802 2.1%  3,278 18.4%
Interest on subordinated debentures  158  151 4.6%  73 116.4%
Interest on FHLB advances  1  4 -75.0%  37 -97.3%
Interest on rescinded stock obligation  —  —  87 -100.0%
Total interest expense  4,040  3,957 2.1%  3,475 16.3%
Net interest income before provision for loan losses  35,985  37,093 -3.0%  31,087 15.8%
(Negative provision) provision for loan losses  (3,704)  (2,403) 54.1%  48 -7816.7%
Net interest income after provision for loan losses  39,689  39,496 0.5%  31,039 27.9%
Noninterest income:          
Bargain purchase gain, net of deferred taxes  —  —  14,577 -100.0%
Service charges on deposit accounts  3,378  3,169 6.6%  2,883 17.2%
Trade finance and other service charges and fees  1,115  1,109 0.5%  1,153 -3.3%
Gain on sale of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loans  1,621  1,573 3.1%  1,221 32.8%
Net gain on sales of securities  2,048  1,912 7.1%  67 2956.7%
Disposition gains on Purchased Credit Impaired (“PCI”) loans  4,334  2,470 75.5%  —
Other operating income  1,065  900 18.3%  1,710 -37.7%
Total noninterest income  13,561  11,133 21.8%  21,611 -37.2%
Noninterest expense:          
Salaries and employee benefits  16,097  15,542 3.6%  12,847 25.3%
Occupancy and equipment  4,896  4,224 15.9%  3,098 58.0%
Data processing  1,418  1,335 6.2%  1,476 -3.9%
Professional fees  1,940  1,701 14.1%  1,386 40.0%
Supplies and communications  880  928 -5.2%  628 40.1%
Advertising and promotion  1,290  1,046 23.3%  809 59.5%
OREO expense  225  (13) -1830.8%  (741) -130.4%
Other operating expenses  1,976  2,311 -14.5%  2,564 -22.9%
Merger and integration costs  —  136 -100.0%  3,415 -100.0%
Total noninterest expense  28,722  27,210 5.6%  25,482 12.7%
Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes  24,528  23,603 3.9%  27,168 -9.7%
Provision for income taxes  10,569  9,619 9.9%  5,368 96.9%
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes  $ 13,959  $ 13,984 -0.2%  $ 21,800 -36.0%
Discontinued operations          
Loss from operations of discontinued subsidiaries  $ —  $ —  $ —
Income tax expense  —  —  —
Loss from discontinued operations  —  —  —
Net income  $ 13,959  $ 13,984 -0.2%  $ 21,800 -36.0%
         
Basic earnings per share:          
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes  $ 0.44  $ 0.44    $ 0.69  
Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes  —  —    —  
Basic earnings per share  $ 0.44  $ 0.44    $ 0.69  
Diluted earnings per share:          
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes  $ 0.44  $ 0.44    $ 0.68  
Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes  —  —    —  
Diluted earnings per share  $ 0.44  $ 0.44    $ 0.68  
           
Weighted-average shares outstanding:          
Basic  31,799,573  31,774,692    30,708,581  
Diluted  31,909,808  31,908,719    32,001,419  
Common shares outstanding  31,977,207  31,974,842    31,894,429  
           
           
Hanmi Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries 
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
       
   Nine Months Ended 
  September 30, September 30, Percentage
  2015 2014 Change
Interest and dividend income:      
Interest and fees on loans  $ 110,415  $ 85,764 28.7%
Interest on securities  9,737  8,166 19.2%
Dividends on FRB and FHLB stock  2,205  1,275 72.9%
Interest on deposits in other banks  156  67 132.8%
Total interest and dividend income  122,513  95,272 28.6%
Interest expense:      
Interest on deposits  11,463  9,653 18.8%
Interest on FHLB advances  61  116 -47.4%
Interest on subordinated debentures  454  73 521.9%
Interest on rescinded stock obligation  —  87 -100.0%
Total interest expense  11,978  9,929 20.6%
Net interest income before provision for loan losses  110,535  85,343 29.5%
Negative provision for loan losses  (7,779)  (7,463) 4.2%
Net interest income after provision for loan losses  118,314  92,806 27.5%
Noninterest income:      
Bargain purchase gain, net of deferred taxes  —  14,577 -100.0%
Service charges on deposit accounts  9,758  7,924 23.1%
Trade finance and other service charges and fees  3,491  3,341 4.5%
Gain on sale of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loans  4,878  2,267 115.2%
Net gain on sales of securities  6,144  1,852 231.7%
Disposition gains on Purchased Credit Impaired (“PCI”) loans  8,027  —
Other operating income  3,246  3,353 -3.2%
Total noninterest income  35,544  33,314 6.7%
Noninterest expense:      
Salaries and employee benefits  48,023  33,386 43.8%
Occupancy and equipment  13,423  7,964 68.5%
Data processing  4,885  3,746 30.4%
Professional fees  5,982  2,786 114.7%
Supplies and communications  2,638  1,725 52.9%
Advertising and promotion  2,859  2,142 33.5%
OREO expense  629  (735) -185.6%
Other operating expenses  6,953  7,180 -3.2%
Merger and integration costs  1,747  3,572 -51.1%
Total noninterest expense  87,139  61,766 41.1%
Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes  66,719  64,354 3.7%
Provision for income taxes  27,722  20,078 38.1%
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes  $ 38,997  $ 44,276 -11.9%
Discontinued operations      
Income from operations of discontinued subsidiary (including gain on disposal of $51 in the second quarter of 2014)  $ —  $ 37 -100.0%
Income tax expense  —  481 -100.0%
Loss from discontinued operations  —  (444) -100.0%
Net income  $ 38,997  $ 43,832 -11.0%
       
Basic earnings per share:      
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes  $ 1.22  $ 1.39  
Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes  —  (0.01)  
Basic earnings per share  $ 1.22  $ 1.38  
Diluted earnings per share:      
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes  $ 1.22  $ 1.39  
Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes  —  (0.01)  
Diluted earnings per share  $ 1.22  $ 1.38  
       
Weighted-average shares outstanding:      
Basic  31,774,047  31,683,288  
Diluted  31,855,024  31,967,876  
Common shares outstanding  31,977,207  31,894,429  
       
       
Hanmi Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries
Selected Financial Data (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
           
   As of or for the Three Months Ended   As of or for the Nine Months Ended 
  September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
  2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
Average balances:          
Loans receivable (1)  $ 2,895,336  $ 2,839,601  $ 2,499,951  $ 2,851,895  $ 2,352,535
Securities  721,472  814,126  721,198  834,862  576,799
FRB and FHLB stock  29,916  29,938  28,368  29,903  26,972
Interest-bearing deposits in other banks  109,016  65,346  67,839  84,397  43,169
Interest-earning assets  3,755,740  3,749,011  3,317,356  3,801,057  2,999,479
Assets  4,021,642  4,023,750  3,522,234  4,074,537  3,167,514
Deposits  3,484,648  3,484,267  2,884,535  3,498,393  2,635,780
Borrowings  20,556  26,383  117,111  64,108  71,262
Interest-bearing liabilities  2,433,718  2,467,590  2,075,363  2,513,859  1,850,470
Stockholders’ equity  479,478  474,134  433,164  471,218  434,800
Tangible equity  477,620  472,183  432,638  469,267  434,243
           
Performance ratios:          
Return on average assets (2) (3) 1.38% 1.39% 2.46% 1.28% 1.87%
Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings on average assets (2) (3) 2.05% 2.11% 3.07% 1.93% 2.40%
Return on average stockholders’ equity (2) (3) 11.55% 11.83% 19.97% 11.06% 13.61%
Return on average tangible equity (2) (3) 11.60% 11.88% 19.99% 11.11% 13.63%
Efficiency ratio 57.97% 56.42% 48.35% 59.65% 52.05%
Efficiency ratio excluding merger and integration costs 57.97% 56.14% 41.87% 58.46% 49.04%
Net interest spread (2) 3.57% 3.75% 3.47% 3.67% 3.53%
Net interest spread excluding acquisition accounting (2) 3.17% 3.18% 3.32% 3.12% 3.47%
Net interest margin (2) 3.80% 3.97% 3.72% 3.89% 3.80%
Net interest margin excluding acquisition accounting (2) 3.48% 3.48% 3.60% 3.40% 3.77%
Average stockholders’ equity to average assets 11.92% 11.78% 12.30% 11.56% 13.73%
           
Allowance for loan losses:          
Balance at beginning of period  $ 50,820  $ 52,951  $ 51,886  $ 52,666  $ 57,555
(Negative provision) provision for loan losses  (3,704)  (2,403)  48  (7,779)  (7,462)
Net (charge-offs) recoveries  (754)  272  (755)  1,475  1,086
Balance at end of period  $ 46,362  $ 50,820  $ 51,179  $ 46,362  $ 51,179
           
Asset quality ratios:          
Nonperforming Non-PCI loans to loans (4) 0.79% 0.99% 0.92% 0.79% 0.92%
Nonperforming assets to assets (4) 0.88% 1.00% 1.10% 0.88% 1.10%
Nonperforming Non-PCI loans to allowance for loan losses (4) (5) 55.40% 56.65% 46.93% 55.40% 46.93%
Net loan (recoveries) charge-offs to average loans (2) 0.10% -0.04% 0.12% -0.07% -0.06%
Allowance for loan losses to loans 1.52% 1.77% 1.91% 1.52% 1.91%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming Non-PCI loans (4) (5) 180.52% 176.53% 213.09% 180.52% 213.09%
           
Allowance for off-balance sheet items:          
Balance at beginning of period  $ 962  $ 1,054  $ 1,592  $ 1,366  $ 1,248
(Negative provision) provision for loan losses  (406)  (92)  (48)  (810)  296
Balance at end of period  $ 556  $ 962  $ 1,544  $ 556  $ 1,544
           
Nonperforming assets (4):          
Nonaccrual Non-PCI loans  $ 23,944  $ 28,023  $ 24,003    
Loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing  —  —  15    
Nonperforming Non-PCI loans  23,944  28,023  24,018    
OREO, net  13,249  11,857  22,706    
Nonperforming assets  37,193  39,880  46,724    
Nonperforming loans in loans held for sale  —  —  —    
Nonperforming assets  $ 37,193  $ 39,880  $ 46,724    
           
Delinquent loans, 30 to 89 days past due and still accruing  $ 1,424  $ 9,007  $ 7,506    
           
Delinquent loans to loans 0.05% 0.31% 0.28%    
           
Acquired loans          
PCI loans, net  $ 25,145  $ 33,908  67,024    
Allowance for loan losses on PCI loans  $ 3,138  $ 1,352  —    
Non-PCI loans, net  $ 179,695  $ 188,687  215,894    
Unamortized acquisition discounts on Non-PCI loans  $ 14,414  $ 15,777  21,423    
           
Hanmi Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries 
Selected Financial Data, Continued (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
       
  September 30, June 30, September 30,
  2015 2015 2014
Loan portfolio:      
Commercial real estate loans  $ 2,541,449  $ 2,416,652  $ 2,310,003
Residential real estate loans  198,105  173,349  109,008
Commercial and industrial loans  280,784  260,540  235,500
Consumer loans  24,734  26,365  28,951
Loans receivable  3,045,072  2,876,906  2,683,462
Loans held for sale, at the lower of cost or fair value  4,871  4,158  7,757
Total loans  $ 3,049,943  $ 2,881,064  $ 2,691,219
       
Loan mix:      
Commercial real estate loans 83.3% 84.0% 85.7%
Residential real estate loans 6.5% 6.0% 4.1%
Commercial and industrial loans 9.2% 9.0% 8.8%
Consumer loans 0.8% 0.9% 1.1%
Loans held for sale, at the lower of cost or fair value 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
Total loans 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
       
Deposit portfolio:      
Demand: noninterest-bearing  $ 1,114,621  $ 1,061,823  $ 1,029,343
interest-bearing  87,871  95,825  91,348
Money market and savings  871,869  803,333  827,168
Time deposits of $250,000 or less  1,068,864  1,117,522  1,264,066
Time depoposits of more than $250,000  375,469  361,278  386,229
Total deposits  $ 3,518,694  $ 3,439,781  $ 3,598,154
       
Deposit mix:      
Demand: noninterest-bearing 31.7% 30.9% 28.6%
interest-bearing 2.5% 2.8% 2.5%
Money market and savings 24.8% 23.4% 23.0%
Time deposits of $250,000 or less 30.3% 32.4% 35.2%
Time depoposits of more than $250,000 10.7% 10.5% 10.7%
Total deposits 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
       
Capital ratios (6):      
Hanmi Financial      
Total risk-based capital 14.77% 15.28% 16.51%
Tier 1 risk-based capital 13.51% 14.02% 15.26%
Common equity tier 1 capital 13.51% 14.02%  — 
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 11.19% 11.05% 12.95%
Hanmi Bank      
Total risk-based capital 14.71% 15.21% 16.50%
Tier 1 risk-based capital 13.45% 13.94% 15.24%
Common equity tier 1 capital 13.45% 13.94%  — 
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 11.14% 10.99% 12.94%
       
(1)  Includes loans held for sale
(2)  Annualized
(3)  Amount calculated based on net income from continuing operations
(4)  Excludes PCI loans
(5) Excludes allowance for loan losses allocated to PCI loans
(6) Basel III rules became effective January 1, 2015, with transitional provisions, and all prior period data is based on Basel I rules
       
       
Hanmi Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries 
Average Balance, Average Yield Earned, and Average Rate Paid (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                   
  Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
    Interest Average   Interest Average   Interest Average
  Average Income / Yield / Average Income / Yield / Average Income / Yield /
  Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets                  
Interest-earning assets:                  
Loans receivable (1)  $ 2,895,336  $ 36,466 5.00%  $ 2,839,601  $ 36,915 5.21%  $ 2,499,951  $ 30,912 4.91%
Securities  721,472  2,884 1.60%  814,126  2,990 1.47%  721,198  3,158 1.75%
FRB and FHLB stock  29,916  607 8.12%  29,938  1,116 14.91%  28,368  463 6.53%
Interest-bearing deposits in other banks  109,016  68 0.25%  65,346  40 0.25%  67,839  29 0.17%
Total interest-earning assets  3,755,740  40,025 4.23%  3,749,011  41,061 4.39%  3,317,356  34,562 4.13%
                   
Noninterest-earning assets:                  
Cash and due from banks  89,241      89,313      73,935    
Allowance for loan losses  (50,416)      (53,159)      (58,390)    
Other assets  227,077      238,585      189,333    
Total noninterest-earning assets  265,902      274,739      204,878    
                   
Total assets  $ 4,021,642      $ 4,023,750      $ 3,522,234    
                   
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                  
Interest-bearing liabilities:                  
Deposits:                  
Demand: interest-bearing  $ 91,111  $ 31 0.13%  $ 94,686  $ 32 0.14%  $ 72,455  $ 25 0.14%
Money market and savings  860,595  1,112 0.51%  821,498  1,002 0.49%  692,759  1,126 0.64%
Time deposits  1,461,456  2,738 0.74%  1,525,023  2,768 0.73%  1,193,038  2,127 0.71%
FHLB advances  1,902  1 0.21%  7,637  4 0.21%  105,667  37 0.14%
Rescinded stock obligation  15  — 0.00%  150  — 0.00%  5,219  87 6.61%
Subordinated debentures  18,639  158 3.36%  18,596  151 3.26%  6,225  73 4.65%
Total interest-bearing liabilities  2,433,718  4,040 0.66%  2,467,590  3,957 0.64%  2,075,363  3,475 0.66%
                   
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:                  
Demand deposits: noninterest-bearing  1,071,486      1,043,060      926,283    
Other liabilities  36,960      38,966      87,424    
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities  1,108,446      1,082,026      1,013,707    
                   
Total liabilities  3,542,164      3,549,616      3,089,070    
Stockholders’ equity  479,478      474,134      433,164    
                   
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $ 4,021,642      $ 4,023,750      $ 3,522,234    
                   
Net interest income    $ 35,985      $ 37,104      $ 31,087  
                   
Cost of deposits     0.44%     0.44%     0.45%
Net interest spread     3.57%     3.75%     3.47%
Net interest margin     3.80%     3.97%     3.72%
                   
                   
Hanmi Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries 
Average Balance, Average Yield Earned, and Average Rate Paid, Continued (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
             
  Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
    Interest Average   Interest Average
  Average Income / Yield / Average Income / Yield /
  Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets            
Interest-earning assets:            
Loans receivable (1)  $ 2,851,895  $ 110,415 5.18%  $ 2,352,535  $ 85,764 4.87%
Securities  834,862  9,737 1.56%  576,799  8,166 1.89%
FRB and FHLB stock  29,903  2,205 9.83%  26,972  1,275 6.30%
Federal funds sold  —  — 0.00%  4  — 0.00%
Interest-bearing deposits in other banks  84,397  156 0.25%  43,169  67 0.21%
Total interest-earning assets  3,801,057  122,513 4.31%  2,999,479  95,272 4.25%
             
Noninterest-earning assets:            
Cash and due from banks  88,313      73,964    
Allowance for loan losses  (52,287)      (58,031)    
Other assets  237,454      152,102    
Total noninterest-earning assets  273,480      168,035    
             
Total assets  $ 4,074,537      $ 3,167,514    
             
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity            
Interest-bearing liabilities:            
Deposits:            
Demand: interest-bearing  $ 89,286  $ 89 0.13%  $ 65,491  $ 68 0.14%
Money market and savings  834,418  3,087 0.49%  655,032  3,385 0.69%
Time deposits  1,526,047  8,287 0.73%  1,058,685  6,200 0.78%
FHLB advances  45,311  61 0.18%  67,405  116 0.23%
Rescinded stock obligation  199  — 0.00%  1,785  87 6.52%
Subordinated debentures  18,598  454 3.26%  2,072  73 4.71%
Total interest-bearing liabilities  2,513,859  11,978 0.64%  1,850,470  9,929 0.72%
             
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:            
Demand deposits: noninterest-bearing  1,048,642      856,572    
Other liabilities  40,818      25,672    
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities  1,089,460      882,244    
             
Total liabilities  3,603,319      2,732,714    
Stockholders’ equity  471,218      434,800    
             
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $ 4,074,537      $ 3,167,514    
             
Net interest income    $ 110,535      $ 85,343  
             
Cost of deposits     0.44%     0.49%
Net interest spread     3.67%     3.53%
Net interest margin     3.89%     3.80%
             
(1)  Includes loans held for sale

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets Ratio

Tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio is supplemental financial information determined by a method other than in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). This non-GAAP measure is used by management in the analysis of Hanmi’s capital strength. Tangible equity is calculated by subtracting goodwill and other intangible assets from stockholders’ equity. Banking and financial institution regulators also exclude goodwill and other intangible assets from stockholders’ equity when assessing the capital adequacy of a financial institution. Management believes the presentation of this financial measure excluding the impact of these items provides useful supplemental information that is essential to a proper understanding of the capital strength of Hanmi. This disclosure should not be viewed as a substitution for results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.

The following table reconciles this non-GAAP performance measure to the GAAP performance measure for the periods indicated:

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets Ratio (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
  September 30, June 30, September 30,
Hanmi Financial Corporation 2015 2015 2014
Assets  $ 4,214,241  $ 3,970,770  $ 4,240,835
Less other intangible assets  (1,795)  (1,890)  (2,179)
Tangible assets  $ 4,212,446  $ 3,968,880  $ 4,238,656
       
Stockholders’ equity  $ 485,449  $ 472,740  $ 443,706
Less other intangible assets  (1,795)  (1,890)  (2,179)
Tangible stockholders’ equity  $ 483,654  $ 470,850  $ 441,527
       
Stockholders’ equity to assets 11.52% 11.91% 10.46%
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 11.48% 11.86% 10.42%
       
Common shares outstanding  31,977,207  31,974,842  31,894,429
Tangible common equity per common share  $ 15.12  $ 14.73  $ 13.84
         
Net Income Ajusted for the After-Tax Bargain Purchase Gain and Merger and Integrations Costs (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
         
   Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30, 
  2015 2014 2015 2014
 Pre-tax income   $ 24,528  $ 27,168  $ 66,719  $ 64,354
 Less: after-tax bargain purchase gain   —  14,577  —  14,577
 Add: pre-tax merger and integration costs   —  3,415  1,747  3,572
 Adjusted pre-tax income   24,528  16,006  68,466  53,349
Adjusted income tax expense (1)  10,569  6,824  28,448  21,519
 Adjusted net income   $ 13,959  $ 9,182  $ 40,018  $ 31,830
         
(1)  Effective income tax of 43.09 % and 42.63% for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and 41.55% and 40.34% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
CONTACT: Investor Contacts:
         Romolo (Ron) Santarosa
         Senior Executive Vice President,
         Corporate Finance and Strategy
         213-427-5636
         
         Michael McCall
         Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
         213-427-5701
         
         Lasse Glassen
         Investor Relations
         Addo Communications
         310-829-5400