Provident Financial Holdings Reports First Quarter of Fiscal 2016 Earnings

FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Net Income Rises 2% to $2.4 Million Compared to Same Quarter Last Year

Diluted Earnings Per Share Increases 12% to $0.28 Per Share Compared to Same Quarter Last Year

Classified Assets Decline by $8.1 Million or 22% to $29.2 Million Compared to Same Quarter Last Year

Repurchased 215,929 Shares of Common Stock During the Current Quarter

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Company”), (NASDAQ:PROV), the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. (“Bank”), today announced first quarter earnings for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Company reported net income of $2.44 million, or $0.28 per diluted share (on 8.74 million average diluted shares outstanding), up from net income of $2.39 million, or $0.25 per diluted share (on 9.47 million average diluted shares outstanding), in the comparable period a year ago.  The increase in net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was primarily attributable to a $1.34 million, or 15 percent, increase in non-interest income, partly offset by a $780,000, or 95 percent, decrease in the recovery from the allowance for loan losses and a $621,000, or five percent, increase in non-interest expense, compared to the same period one year ago.

“We are pleased with our first quarter’s financial results but are not satisfied.  We have worked very hard to advance our fundamental performance and will continue to do so but we must also recognize that we are operating in a difficult banking environment and the choices we are making are designed to maximize future opportunities when the banking environment improves,” said Craig G. Blunden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  “Unfortunately, this strategy places pressure on our short-term financial results which, while improved from prior periods, have not improved as robustly as we would like,” he concluded.

Return on average assets for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased to 0.83 percent from 0.86 percent for the same period of fiscal 2015 while return on average stockholders’ equity for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 increased to 6.96 percent from 6.59 percent for the comparable period of fiscal 2015.

On a sequential quarter basis, the first quarter of fiscal 2016 net income reflects a $42,000, or two percent, decrease from net income of $2.49 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.  The decrease in net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was primarily attributable to a decrease of $784,000 in net interest income, a decrease of $62,000 in non-interest income and a decrease of $66,000 in the recovery from the allowance for loan losses, partly offset by a decrease of $790,000 in non-interest expense and a decrease of $80,000 in the provision for income taxes.  Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were $0.28 per share, unchanged from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.  Return on average assets decreased to 0.83 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from 0.84 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015; and return on average stockholders’ equity for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was 6.96 percent, compared to 7.02 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Net interest income increased $129,000, or two percent, to $8.07 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $7.94 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2015, attributable to a higher average earning assets balance, partly offset by a decrease in the net interest margin.  Non-interest income increased $1.34 million, or 15 percent, to $10.45 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $9.11 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  Non-interest expense increased $621,000, or five percent, to $14.36 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $13.74 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  The increases in non-interest income (primarily due to an increase in the gain on sale of loans) and non-interest expense (primarily due to an increase in salaries and employee benefits expense) relate primarily to increased mortgage banking activity.

The average balance of loans outstanding, including loans held for sale, increased by $62.8 million, or seven percent, to $962.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $899.8 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015, primarily due to an increase in average loans held for sale attributable to the improved mortgage banking activity and, to a lesser extent, an increase in average loans held for investment, primarily in multi-family loans.  The average yield on loans receivable decreased by 15 basis points to 3.94 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from an average yield of 4.09 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  The decrease in the average loan yield was primarily attributable to payoffs of loans which had a higher yield than the average yield of loans held for investment, a lower average yield on loans held for sale and adjustable rate loans repricing to lower current market interest rates.  The average balance of loans held for sale in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $150.8 million with an average yield of 3.86 percent as compared to $126.1 million with an average yield of 4.00 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  Loans originated and purchased for investment in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 totaled $35.2 million, consisting primarily of multi-family, commercial real estate and single-family loans.  The outstanding balance of “preferred loans” (multi-family, commercial real estate, construction and commercial business loans) increased by $501,000 to $453.9 million at September 30, 2015 from $453.4 million at June 30, 2015.  The percentage of preferred loans to total loans held for investment at September 30, 2015 increased to 56 percent from 55 percent at June 30, 2015.  Loan principal payments received in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were $45.8 million, compared to $24.4 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.

The average balance of investment securities decreased by $2.4 million, or 14 percent, to $14.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $17.0 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  The decrease was attributable to principal payments received on mortgage-backed securities during the last 12 months.  The average yield on investment securities increased four basis points to 1.83 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from 1.79 percent for the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  The increase in the average yield was primarily attributable to the repricing of adjustable rate mortgage-backed securities.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) – San Francisco distributed a $200,000 cash dividend to the Bank, up from $144,000 of cash dividends received by the Bank in the same quarter last year.

The average balance of the Company’s interest-earning deposits, primarily cash with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, increased $10.1 million, or seven percent, to $157.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $147.7 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  The increase in interest-earning deposits was primarily due to temporarily investing excess cash received from the increase in long-term FHLB – San Francisco advances over the last year as part of the Corporation’s interest rate risk management strategy.  The average yield earned on interest-earning deposits was 0.25 percent in both the first quarters of fiscal 2016 and 2015 and lower than the yield that could have been earned if the excess liquidity was deployed in loans or investment securities.

Average deposits increased $23.3 million, or three percent, to $926.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $903.2 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  The average cost of deposits decreased by five basis points to 0.49 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from 0.54 percent in the same quarter last year, primarily due to higher cost time deposits repricing to lower current market interest rates and a lower percentage of time deposits to the total deposit balance.  Transaction account balances or “core deposits” increased $10.7 million, or two percent, to $589.1 million at September 30, 2015 from $578.4 million at June 30, 2015, while time deposits decreased $10.0 million, or three percent, to $335.7 million at September 30, 2015 from $345.7 million at June 30, 2015, consistent with the Bank’s strategy to decrease the percentage of time deposits in its deposit base and to increase the percentage of lower cost checking and savings accounts.

The average balance of borrowings, which consisted of FHLB – San Francisco advances, increased $50.0 million, or 121 percent, to $91.4 million and the average cost of advances decreased 40 basis points to 2.81 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to an average balance of $41.4 million and an average cost of 3.21 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2015.  The increase in borrowings was primarily attributable to newly acquired long-term advances to protect against rising interest rates.

The net interest margin during the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased 14 basis points to 2.82 percent from 2.96 percent in the same quarter last year.  The decrease was primarily due to the decrease in the average yield of interest-earning assets and the increase in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.  The average yield of interest-earning assets decreased by 10 basis points to 3.45 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from 3.55 percent in the same quarter last year, while the average cost of liabilities increased by four basis points to 0.70 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from 0.66 percent in the same quarter last year.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded a recovery from the allowance for loan losses of $38,000 compared to the recovery of $818,000 recorded during the same period of fiscal 2015 and the $104,000 recovery recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (sequential quarter).  The reduction in the recovery primarily reflects the increase in loans held for investment over the last year.

Non-performing assets, with underlying collateral primarily located in Southern California, increased to $18.4 million, or 1.57 percent of total assets, at September 30, 2015, compared to $16.3 million, or 1.39 percent of total assets, at June 30, 2015.  Non-performing loans at September 30, 2015 increased $818,000 or six percent since June 30, 2015 to $14.8 million and were primarily comprised of 38 single-family loans ($11.7 million); three multi-family loans ($2.0 million); three commercial real estate loans ($1.0 million); and one commercial business loan ($87,000).  Real estate owned acquired in the settlement of loans at September 30, 2015 increased $1.3 million, or 54 percent, to $3.7 million (three properties) from $2.4 million (three properties) at June 30, 2015.  The real estate owned at September 30, 2015 was comprised of two commercial real estate properties ($2.8 million) and one single-family real estate property ($919,000).

Net recoveries for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 were $348,000 or 0.14 percent (annualized) of average loans receivable, compared to net charge-offs of $38,000 or 0.02 percent (annualized) of average loans receivable for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 and net recoveries of $116,000 or 0.04 percent (annualized) of average loans receivable for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 (sequential quarter).

Classified assets at September 30, 2015 were $29.2 million, comprised of $7.7 million of loans in the special mention category, $17.8 million of loans in the substandard category and $3.7 million in real estate owned.  Classified assets at June 30, 2015 were $31.1 million, comprised of $8.2 million of loans in the special mention category, $20.5 million of loans in the substandard category and $2.4 million in real estate owned.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2015, no loans were restructured from their original terms or newly classified as a restructured loan.  As of September 30, 2015, the outstanding balance of restructured loans that have not returned to their original promissory note terms was $5.5 million: two loans were classified as special mention ($980,000, on accrual status); and 13 loans were classified as substandard ($4.5 million, all are on non-accrual status).  As of September 30, 2015, $4.1 million, or 74 percent, of restructured loans were current with respect to their modified payment terms.

The allowance for loan losses was $9.0 million at September 30, 2015, or 1.11 percent of gross loans held for investment, compared to $8.7 million at June 30, 2015, or 1.06 percent of gross loans held for investment.  Management believes that, based on currently available information, the allowance for loan losses is sufficient to absorb potential losses inherent in loans held for investment at September 30, 2015.

Non-interest income increased by $1.34 million, or 15 percent, to $10.45 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $9.11 million in the same period of fiscal 2015, primarily as a result of a $1.27 million increase in the gain on sale of loans.  On a sequential quarter basis, non-interest income decreased $62,000, or one percent, primarily as a result of a decrease in loan servicing and other fees and a decrease in the gain on sale and operations of real estate owned acquired in the settlement of loans, partly offset by an increase in the gain on sale of loans.

The gain on sale of loans increased to $8.92 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 from $7.65 million in the comparable quarter last year, reflecting the impact of a higher loan sale volume and a higher average loan sale margin.  Total loan sale volume, which includes the net change in commitments to extend credit on loans to be held for sale, was $539.6 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2015, up $41.7 million, or eight percent, from $497.9 million in the comparable quarter last year.  The average loan sale margin for mortgage banking was 165 basis points for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, up 13 basis points from 152 basis points in the comparable quarter last year and up 26 basis points from 139 basis points in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (sequential quarter).  The gain on sale of loans includes an unfavorable fair-value adjustment on loans held for sale and derivative financial instruments (commitments to extend credit, commitments to sell loans, commitments to sell mortgage-backed securities, and option contracts) that amounted to a net loss of $345,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to an unfavorable fair-value adjustment that amounted to a net loss of $646,000 in the same period last year.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, a total of $540.3 million of loans were originated and purchased for sale, five percent higher than the $513.8 million for the same period last year, but 25 percent lower than the $720.7 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (sequential quarter).  The loan origination volume has increased from the previous year because mortgage interest rates have declined spurring an increase in refinance activity.  Conversely, mortgage interest rates have increased on a sequential quarter basis, resulting in a decline in loans originated and purchased for sale on a linked-quarter basis.  Total loans sold during the quarter ended September 30, 2015 were $601.0 million, 23 percent higher than the $490.4 million sold during the same quarter last year, but 24 percent lower than the $795.5 million sold during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (sequential quarter).  Total loan originations (including loans originated and purchased for investment and loans originated and purchased for sale) were $575.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of three percent from $556.4 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2015, but 23 percent lower than the $747.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (sequential quarter).

The sale and operations of real estate owned acquired in the settlement of loans resulted in a net gain of $229,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to a net loss of $19,000 in the comparable period last year.  Two real estate owned properties were sold in the quarter ended September 30, 2015 compared to two real estate owned properties sold and one real estate owned property written off in the same quarter last year.  Two real estate owned properties were acquired in the settlement of loans during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to three real estate owned properties acquired in the settlement of loans in the comparable period last year.  As of September 30, 2015, the real estate owned balance was $3.7 million (three properties), compared to $2.4 million (three properties) at June 30, 2015.

Non-interest expenses increased $621,000, or five percent, to $14.36 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from $13.74 million in the same quarter last year, primarily as a result of the increase in salaries and employee benefits expense, partly offset by decreases in premises and occupancy and other operating expenses.  The increase in salaries and employee benefits expense was primarily related to the increase in mortgage banking loan production resulting in higher variable compensation expense.

The Company’s efficiency ratio improved to 78 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 from 81 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  The improvement was primarily the result of the increases in net interest income and non-interest income, partly offset by the increase in non-interest expense.

The Company’s provision for income taxes was $1.75 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of $14,000 or one percent, from $1.74 million in the same quarter last year, as a result of the increase in income before taxes.  The effective income tax rate for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was 41.7 percent as compared to 42.1 percent in the same quarter last year.  The Company believes that the tax provision recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 reflects its current income tax obligations.

The Company repurchased 215,929 shares of its common stock during the quarter ended September 30, 2015 at an average cost of $16.56 per share.  As of September 30, 2015, a total of 297,596 shares or 69 percent of the shares authorized in the April 2015 stock repurchase plan have been purchased, leaving 133,055 shares available for future purchases.

The Bank currently operates 15 retail/business banking offices in Riverside County and San Bernardino County (Inland Empire).  Provident Bank Mortgage operates two wholesale loan production offices and 13 retail loan production offices located throughout California.

The Company will host a conference call for institutional investors and bank analysts on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) to discuss its financial results.  The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-230-1059 and requesting the Provident Financial Holdings Earnings Release Conference Call.  An audio replay of the conference call will be available through Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by dialing 1-800-475-6701 and referencing access code number 371989.

For more financial information about the Company please visit the website at www.myprovident.com and click on the “Investor Relations” section.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that the Company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements relate to the Company’s financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance or business. You should not place undue reliance on these statements, as they are subject to risks and uncertainties. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind these risks and uncertainties, as well as any cautionary statements the Company may make. Moreover, you should treat these statements as speaking only as of the date they are made and based only on information then actually known to the Company. There are a number of important factors that could cause future results to differ materially from historical performance and these forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated or implied by our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited  to increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; secondary market conditions for loans and our ability to sell loans in the secondary market; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors described in the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission-which are available on our website at www.myprovident.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These risks could cause our actual results for fiscal 2016 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of us and could negatively affect our operating and stock price performance.      

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition
(Unaudited –In Thousands, Except Share Information)
  September 30,
2015
  June 30,
2015
   
Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 156,146       $ 81,403    
Investment securities – held to maturity, at cost   800         800    
Investment securities – available for sale at fair value   13,461         14,161    
Loans held for investment  net of allowance for loan losses of          
$9,034 and $8,724, respectively; includes $4,036 and $4,518 at fair value, respectively   805,686         814,234    
Loans held for sale, at fair value   163,644         224,715    
Accrued interest receivable   2,640         2,839    
Real estate owned, net   3,674         2,398    
FHLB – San Francisco stock   8,094         8,094    
Premises and equipment, net   5,259         5,417    
Prepaid expenses and other assets   17,833         20,494    
           
Total assets $ 1,177,237       $ 1,174,555    
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Liabilities:          
Non interest-bearing deposits $ 68,101       $ 67,538    
Interest-bearing deposits   856,765         856,548    
Total deposits   924,866         924,086    
           
Borrowings   91,351         91,367    
Accounts payable, accrued interest and other liabilities   21,766         17,965    
Total liabilities   1,037,983         1,033,418    
           
Stockholders’ equity:          
Preferred stock, $.01 par value (2,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding)          
             
Common stock, $.01 par value (40,000,000 shares authorized; 17,779,865 and 17,766,865 shares issued, respectively; 8,429,678 and 8,634,607 shares outstanding, respectively)          
         
  178         177    
Additional paid-in capital   89,278         88,893    
Retained earnings   189,617         188,206    
Treasury stock at cost (9,350,187 and 9,132,258 shares, respectively)          
  (140,119       (136,470  
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax   300         331    
           
Total stockholders’ equity   139,254         141,137    
           
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,177,237       $ 1,174,555    
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited – In Thousands, Except Share Information)
  Quarter Ended  
  09/30/2015   09/30/2014   06/30/2015    
Interest income:              
Loans receivable, net  $ 9,490     $ 9,195     $ 10,077      
Investment securities    67       76       69      
FHLB – San Francisco stock   200       144       394      
Interest-earning deposits   100       94       54      
Total interest income    9,857       9,509       10,594      
               
Interest expense:              
Checking and money market deposits   117       104       104      
Savings deposits   168       157       164      
Time deposits   858       976       875      
Borrowings   648       335       601      
Total interest expense   1,791       1,572       1,744      
               
Net interest income   8,066       7,937       8,850      
Recovery from the allowance for loan losses   (38     (818     (104 )    
Net interest income, after recovery from the allowance for loan losses   8,104       8,755       8,954      
               
Non-interest income:              
Loan servicing and other fees   111       268       262      
Gain on sale of loans, net   8,924       7,652       8,762      
Deposit account fees   610       626       575      
Gain (loss) on sale and operations of real estate owned acquired in the settlement of loans   229       (19 )     294      
Card and processing fees   362       356       376      
Other   213       227       242      
Total non-interest income   10,449       9,110       10,511      
               
Non-interest expense:              
Salaries and employee benefits   10,792       9,581       11,137      
Premises and occupancy   1,108       1,348       1,062      
Equipment   379       472       414      
Professional expenses   500       464       551      
Sales and marketing expenses   262       331       455      
Deposit insurance and regulatory assessments   262       273       236      
Other   1,057       1,270       1,295      
Total non-interest expense   14,360       13,739       15,150      
               
Income before taxes   4,193       4,126       4,315      
Provision for income taxes   1,750       1,736       1,830      
Net income $ 2,443     $ 2,390     $ 2,485      
               
Basic earnings per share $ 0.29     $ 0.26     $ 0.29      
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.28     $ 0.25     $ 0.28      
Cash dividends per share $ 0.12     $ 0.11     $ 0.12      

  PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited – Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Information) 
 
  Quarter Ended      
  09/30/2015   09/30/2014      
SELECTED FINANCIAL RATIOS:            
Return on average assets    0.83 %     0.86 %      
Return on average stockholders’ equity   6.96 %     6.59 %      
Stockholders’ equity to total assets   11.83 %     13.10 %      
Net interest spread   2.75 %     2.89 %      
Net interest margin   2.82 %     2.96 %      
Efficiency ratio   77.56 %     80.59 %      
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities   112.31 %     113.45 %      
             
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA:            
Basic earnings per share $   0.29     $   0.26        
Diluted earnings per share $   0.28     $   0.25        
Book value per share $   16.52     $   15.84        
Average shares used for basic EPS     8,565,873        9,253,369        
Average shares used for diluted EPS     8,744,320        9,468,493        
Total shares issued and outstanding   8,429,678       9,152,065        
             
LOANS ORIGINATED AND PURCHASED FOR SALE:            
Retail originations $ 275,098     $ 251,331        
Wholesale originations and purchases   265,191       262,439        
Total loans originated and purchased for sale $ 540,289     $ 513,770        
             
LOANS SOLD:            
Servicing released $ 589,590     $ 488,741        
Servicing retained   11,421       1,684        
Total loans sold $ 601,011     $ 490,425        
                 
    As of     As of     As of     As of     As of   
  09/30/15   06/30/15   03/31/15   12/31/14   09/30/14  
ASSET QUALITY RATIOS AND DELINQUENT LOANS:                    
Recourse reserve for loans sold $   768     $   768     $   731     $   711     $   712    
Allowance for loan losses $   9,034     $   8,724     $   8,712     $   8,693     $   8,888    
Non-performing loans to loans held for investment, net    1.83 %      1.71 %      1.28 %      1.40 %      1.62 %  
Non-performing assets to total assets   1.57 %     1.39 %     1.13 %     1.32 %     1.40 %  
Allowance for loan losses to gross non-performing loans   57.33 %     59.77 %      79.74 %      73.88 %     66.62 %  
Allowance for loan losses to gross loans held                    
for investment   1.11 %     1.06 %     1.05 %     1.08 %     1.11 %  
Net (recoveries) charge-offs to average loans receivable (annualized)   (0.14 )%      (0.04 )%      (0.05 )%      (0.07 )%      0.02 %  
Non-performing loans  $ 14,764     $ 13,946     $ 10,521     $ 11,151     $ 12,791    
Loans 30 to 89 days delinquent $   1,219     $   1,335     $   4,445     $   291     $   581    
                     
  PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited – Dollars in Thousands)
 
  Quarter
Ended
  Quarter
Ended
  Quarter
Ended
  Quarter
Ended
  Quarter
Ended
   
  09/30/15   06/30/15   03/31/15   12/31/14   09/30/14    
Recourse provision (recovery) for loans sold $    3     $   72     $  42     $    (1 )     $ (199    
Recovery from the allowance for loan losses $  (38   $ (104 )   $ (111   $   (354     $ (818    
Net (recoveries) charge-offs $ (348 )   $ (116 )   $ (130   $   (159     $  38      
                     
    As of     As of     As of     As of     As of  
  09/30/15   06/30/15   03/31/15   12/31/14(1)   09/30/14(1)  
REGULATORY CAPITAL RATIOS (BANK):  
Tier 1 leverage ratio   9.69 %     10.68 %     10.79 %       10.70   %     10.50 %  
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio   16.33 %     17.22 %     15.81 %   N/A   N/A  
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio   16.33 %     17.22 %     15.81 %       15.15   %     15.28 %  
Total risk-based capital ratio   17.58 %     18.47 %     17.04 %       16.26   %     16.47 %  
                     
REGULATORY CAPITAL RATIOS (HOLDING COMPANY):  
Tier 1 leverage ratio   11.82 %     11.94 %     12.47 %   N/A   N/A  
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio   19.93 %     19.24 %     18.27 %   N/A   N/A  
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio   19.93 %     19.24 %     18.27 %   N/A   N/A  
Total risk-based capital ratio   21.18 %     20.49 %     19.50 %   N/A   N/A  
                     
(1) On January 1, 2015 the Bank and the Holding Company implemented the Basel III capital protocol consistent with regulatory requirements which were not applicable in prior periods.  
                     
  As of September 30,  
    2015       2014    
  Balance   Rate(1)   Balance   Rate(1)  
INVESTMENT SECURITIES:                    
Held to maturity:                    
Certificates of deposit $ 800     0.50 %   $ 800     0.50 %  
Total investment securities held to maturity $ 800     0.50 %   $ 800     0.50 %  
                     
Available for sale (at fair value):                    
U.S. government agency MBS $ 7,573     1.69 %   $ 8,714     1.63 %  
U.S. government sponsored enterprise MBS   5,046     2.42       6,001     2.35    
Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations   691     2.49       828     2.40    
Common stock – community development financial institution   151           250        
Total investment securities available for sale $ 13,461     1.99 %   $ 15,793     1.91 %  
   
Total investment securities $ 14,261     1.90 %   $ 16,593     1.85 %  
                 
(1) The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or yield of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item.  

  PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited – Dollars in Thousands) 
 
    As of September 30,
    2015   2014
    Balance   Rate(1)   Balance   Rate(1)
  LOANS HELD FOR INVESTMENT:                  
  Held to maturity:                  
  Single-family (1 to 4 units) $ 356,963     3.33 %   $ 377,233     3.25 %
  Multi-family (5 or more units)   355,442     4.36       314,874     4.66  
  Commercial real estate   94,580     5.12       100,727     5.71  
  Construction   6,185     5.37       4,378     5.28  
  Other   72     6.25            
  Commercial business   399     6.70       1,109     6.06  
  Consumer   243     10.07       271     10.06  
  Total loans held for investment   813,884     4.01 %     798,592     4.13 %
                     
  Undisbursed loan funds   (2,691 )           (3,604 )      
  Advance payments of escrows   193             160        
  Deferred loan costs, net    3,334             2,698        
  Allowance for loan losses    (9,034 )           (8,888 )      
  Total loans held for investment, net  $ 805,686           $ 788,958        
                     
  Purchased loans serviced by others included above  $ 5,333     4.82 %   $ 11,899     4.36 %
                 
  (1) The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or yield of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item.

         
  As of September 30,
  2015 2014
  Balance Rate(1) Balance Rate(1)
         
DEPOSITS:        
Checking accounts – non interest-bearing $ 68,102   -% $ 57,412   -%
Checking accounts – interest-bearing   228,688     0.15     208,388     0.14  
Savings accounts    258,911     0.26     242,786     0.26  
Money market accounts    33,424     0.36     28,738     0.41  
Time deposits   335,741     1.02     365,108     1.06  
Total deposits $ 924,866     0.49 $ 902,432     0.54 %
         
BORROWINGS:        
Overnight $   –   -% $   –   -%
Three months or less                
Over three to twelve months                
Over twelve months to one year                
Over one year to two years                
Over two years to three years   10,053     3.03          
Over three years to four years   10,000     1.53     10,075     3.03  
Over four years to five years           10,000     1.53  
Over five years   71,298     2.92     21,341     4.01  
Total borrowings $ 91,351     2.78 % $ 41,416     3.18 %
         

(1) The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or cost of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item.

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited – Dollars in Thousands) 

 
  Quarter Ended   Quarter Ended  
  September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014  
  Balance   Rate(1)   Balance   Rate(1)  
                 
SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS:                
Loans receivable, net (2)  $ 962,635       3.94 %   $ 899,802       4.09 %  
Investment securities   14,648       1.83 %     17,010       1.79 %  
FHLB – San Francisco stock   8,094       9.88 %     7,056       8.16 %  
Interest-earning deposits   157,784       0.25 %     147,732       0.25 %  
Total interest-earning assets $ 1,143,161       3.45 %   $ 1,071,600       3.55 %  
Total assets $ 1,175,134         $ 1,106,478        
                 
Deposits $ 926,482       0.49 %   $ 903,151       0.54 %  
Borrowings   91,357       2.81 %     41,421       3.21 %  
Total interest-bearing liabilities $ 1,017,839       0.70 %   $ 944,572       0.66 %  
Total stockholders’ equity $ 140,496         $ 145,161        
                 

(1) The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or yield/cost of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item.

(2) Includes loans held for investment and loans held for sale at fair value, net of the allowance for loan losses.

  PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Asset Quality (1)
(Unaudited – Dollars in Thousands)

 
    As of     As of     As of     As of     As of  
  09/30/15   06/30/15   03/31/15   12/31/14   09/30/14  
Loans on non-accrual status (excluding
  restructured loans):
                   
  Mortgage loans:                    
    Single-family $ 8,807     $ 7,010     $ 4,761     $ 4,561     $ 5,163    
    Multi-family   399       653       582       589       745    
    Commercial real estate   1,016       680       444       728       1,521    
    Total   10,222       8,343       5,787       5,878       7,429    
                       
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more:                              
    Total                              
                       
Restructured loans on non-accrual status:                    
  Mortgage loans:                    
    Single-family   2,879       2,902       2,037       2,792       2,861    
    Multi-family   1,576       1,593       1,580       1,591       1,620    
    Commercial real estate         1,019       1,024       792       796    
  Commercial business loans   87       89       93       98       85    
    Total   4,542       5,603       4,734       5,273       5,362    
                           
      Total non-performing loans   14,764       13,946       10,521       11,151       12,791    
                     
Real estate owned, net   3,674       2,398       3,190       3,496       2,707    
Total non-performing assets $ 18,438     $ 16,344     $ 13,711     $ 14,647     $ 15,498    
                       
Restructured loans on accrual status:                    
  Mortgage loans:                    
    Single-family $ 980     $ 989     $ 2,023     $ 687     $ 687    
    Total $ 980     $ 989     $ 2,023     $ 687     $ 687    

(1) The non-performing loans balances are net of individually evaluated or collectively evaluated allowances, specifically attached to the individual loans and include fair value credit adjustments.

CONTACT: Contacts:	

Craig G. Blunden							
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer		

Donavon P. Ternes													
President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer

(951) 686-6060