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Enterprise Financial Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

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Reported Highlights

  • Net income of $0.48 per diluted share, increased 12% over the linked quarter, and 17% compared to the third quarter of 2014
  • Portfolio loans grow 9% on an annualized basis in the quarter, and 13% from the prior year period
  • 14% cash dividend increase to $0.08 per share in the fourth quarter of 2015 from $0.07 per share in the third quarter of 2015


Core Highlights1

  • Core net income of $0.44 per diluted share, increased 16% over the linked quarter, and 19% compared to the prior year period
  • Core net interest income increased 3% in the quarter, and 9% from the prior year period
  • Core efficiency ratio of 58.6% for the quarter


ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC) (the "Company") reported net income of $9.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, an increase of $1.0 million, or 11%, as compared to the linked second quarter.  Net income per diluted share was $0.48 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, an increase of 12% compared to $0.43 per diluted share for the linked second quarter due to an increase in net interest income and lower provision for loan losses on portfolio loans.  Third quarter 2015 net income was 18% higher than the $8.2 million reported in the prior year period, and diluted earnings per share were 17% higher than the $0.41 reported a year ago.  The increase in net income over the prior year was primarily due to an increase in net interest income from strong loan growth and a decrease in noninterest expenses from improved expense control initiatives.

On a core basis1, the Company reported net income of $8.9 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to $7.7 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in the linked second quarter.  The increase was due to an increase in net interest income from strong loan growth and a decrease in provision for loan loss from improved credit quality.  Third quarter 2015 core net income increased 19% from $7.5 million for the prior year period, and diluted core earnings per share grew 19% from $0.37 for the prior year period.  The increase was primarily due to increases in earning asset balances driving growth in core net interest income.  

The Company's Board approved an additional one cent per common share increase in the Company's quarterly dividend to $0.08 per common share from $0.07 for the fourth quarter of 2015, payable on December 31, 2015 to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2015.

Peter Benoist, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Enterprise continued to deliver strong results in the third quarter, with reported net income rising 11%, producing a Return on average assets of 1.13% and Return on average tangible common equity of 12.65%."

"We continue to execute on our operating strategies," noted Benoist, "focusing on growing both portfolio loans and core deposits.  We're achieving loan growth through gaining market share and also leveraging our expertise in attractive niche segments within and beyond our geographic footprint.  Similarly, we have experienced continued success in targeted market segments and specific niches for deposit growth.  As a result, over the past twelve months we've increased portfolio loans by 13%, deposits by 12%, and net interest income by 9%.  Our core net interest margin is equivalent to the prior year level and total operating expenses are 6% lower than a year ago."

"With reported earnings up 18% from the prior year quarter and core earnings up 19%, coupled with very strong capital levels, the Board has authorized three dividend increases this year totaling 52%, demonstrating our confidence in the Company's strategy and enhanced earnings profile," said Benoist.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income in the third quarter increased $0.7 million from the linked second quarter and $2.6 million from the prior year period due primarily to lower interest expense from the payoff of higher cost debt in the prior year and an increase in portfolio loan balances.  The net interest margin, on a fully tax equivalent basis, was 3.77% for the third quarter, compared to 3.85% in the linked second quarter, and 3.75% in the third quarter of 2014.

The yield on Portfolio loans was 4.16% in the third quarter, a one basis point decline from the linked second quarter and six basis points lower than the third quarter of 2014.  In the third quarter of 2015, the yield on Purchase credit impaired ("PCI") loans was 19.41%, as compared to 18.33% in the linked quarter and 14.67% in the prior year period.

The cost of interest-bearing deposits declined two basis points to 0.50% in the third quarter of 2015 from the linked second quarter, and was eight basis points lower than the third quarter of 2014, primarily from lower rates on time deposit balances.  The cost of interest-bearing liabilities declined one basis point as compared to the linked quarter to 0.53% and decreased 11 basis points from the third quarter of 2014.  The improvement was primarily due to the prepayment of $50 million of FHLB borrowings in December 2014 and the aforementioned improvement in deposit costs.

Core net interest margin1, defined as the net interest margin (fully tax equivalent), including contractual interest on PCI loans but excluding the incremental accretion on these loans, was as follows:

 For the Quarter ended
($ in thousands)September 30,
 2015
 June 30,
 2015
 March 31,
 2015
 December 31,
 2014
 September 30,
 2014
Core net interest margin13.41% 3.46% 3.46% 3.45% 3.41%
Core net interest income127,087  26,277  25,587  25,667  24,865 
          


Core net interest income1 increased 9% compared to the prior year period due to strong portfolio loan growth and managed decreases in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities as discussed above.  Core net interest income increased by $0.8 million to $27.1 million, and core net interest margin1 declined five basis points to 3.41%, when compared to the linked second quarter.  Approximately four basis points of the decline in Core net interest margin was due to a strong 18.0% annualized increase in deposit balances from our deposit gathering efforts and resultant increase in cash and shorter duration assets.  Core net interest margin remained stable from the prior year quarter primarily due to the effect of the FHLB debt prepayment in December 2014 and loan growth improving our earning asset mix, offset by continued pressure on portfolio loan yields and reductions in PCI loan balances, as those balances continue to run-off.  Pressure on loan yields and continued reductions in PCI loan balances could lead to a modest decline in core net interest margin in the remaining three months of 2015 and into 2016.

Portfolio loans

Portfolio loans increased to $2.6 billion at September 30, 2015, increasing $60 million, or 9% on an annualized basis, when compared to the linked quarter.  On a year over year basis, portfolio loans increased $307 million, or 13%.  The Company continues to expect loan growth at or above 10% for 2015.

Commercial and industrial ("C&I") loans increased $36.1 million during the third quarter of 2015 compared to the linked second quarter.  C&I loans represented 53% of the Company's loan portfolio at September 30, 2015, relatively consistent with June 30, 2015.  C&I loans grew $199 million, or 17%, since September 30, 2014.  During the 12 months ended September 30, 2015, the Company also grew loans in all other major categories.

The Company continues to focus on originating high-quality C&I relationships, as they typically have variable interest rates and allow for cross selling opportunities involving other banking products.  Our specialized market segments, particularly enterprise value lending and life insurance premium finance, have contributed to the growth in the C&I category.  C&I loan growth also supports our efforts to maintain the Company's asset sensitive interest rate risk position.  At September 30, 2015, 62% of our portfolio loans had variable interest rates.

PCI loans and other real estate covered under FDIC loss share agreements

PCI loans totaled $83.7 million at September 30, 2015, a decrease of $3.9 million, or 4%, from the linked second quarter, and $30.1 million, or 26%, from the prior year period, primarily as a result of principal paydowns and accelerated loan payoffs.

Other real estate covered under FDIC loss share agreements at September 30, 2015 was $6.8 million, a 14% decrease from $7.9 million at June 30, 2015.  During the third quarter of 2015, the Company sold $1.7 million of other real estate, resulting in a negligible net gain.

The Company remeasures contractual and expected cash flows on PCI loans on a periodic basis.  When the remeasurement process results in a decrease in expected cash flows due to an increase in expected credit losses, impairment is recorded through the provision for loan losses.  Similarly, when expected credit losses decrease in the remeasurement process, prior recorded impairment is reversed before the yield is increased prospectively.  Concurrently, the FDIC loss share receivable is adjusted to reflect anticipated future cash to be received from the FDIC.  In the third quarter of 2015, $0.2 million reversal of provision for loan losses was recorded for certain loan pools.  Any provision or reversal of provision would be partially offset through noninterest income by a change in the FDIC loss share receivable.

Actual cash collections in excess of expected cash flows that represent accelerated loan payoffs result in the recognition of income, but also generally result in a decrease in the FDIC loss share receivable. These cash flows are, by their nature, unpredictable and can vary significantly period to period.  Actual cash collections in excess of expected cash flows from loan payoffs and real estate sales in the third quarter resulted in accelerated discount income of $1.6 million, which was partially offset by a decrease in the FDIC loss share receivable.

The following table illustrates the financial contribution of PCI loans and other real estate covered under FDIC loss share agreements for the most recent five quarters:

 For the Quarter ended
(in thousands)  income/(expense)September 30,
 2015
 June 30,
 2015
 March 31,
 2015
 December 31,
 2014
 September 30,
 2014
Contractual interest income$1,248  $1,209  $1,539  $1,840  $1,701 
Accelerated cash flows and other incremental accretion2,919  3,003  3,458  5,149  2,579 
Estimated funding cost(293) (329) (317) (326) (314)
Total net interest income3,874  3,883  4,680  6,663  3,966 
Provision reversal/(Provision) for loan losses227    3,270  (126) 1,877 
Gain/(loss) on sale of other real estate31  10  (15) 195  (45)
Change in FDIC loss share receivable(1,241) (945) (2,264) (1,781) (2,374)
Change in FDIC clawback liability(298) (50) (412) (141) (1,028)
Other expenses(287) (378) (471) (541) (731)
PCI assets income before income tax expense$2,306  $2,520  $4,788  $4,269  $1,665 
          


At September 30, 2015, the remaining accretable yield on the portfolio was estimated to be $26 million and the non-accretable difference was approximately $35 million.  Absent further cash flow accelerations or pool impairment, the Company currently estimates average PCI loan balances to be approximately $80 million and income before tax expense on PCI assets will be approximately $11 million to $13 million in 2015, inclusive of the first nine months of 2015.

Asset quality for portfolio loans and other real estate

The following table presents the categories of nonperforming assets and related ratios for the most recent five quarters:

 For the Quarter ended
(in thousands)September 30,
 2015
 June 30,
 2015
 March 31,
 2015
 December 31,
 2014
 September 30,
 2014
Nonperforming loans$9,123  $17,498  $15,143  $22,244  $18,212 
Other real estate not covered under FDIC loss share1,575  1,933  2,024  1,896  2,261 
Nonperforming assets$10,698  $19,431  $17,167  $24,140  $20,473 
Nonperforming loans to total loans0.35% 0.69% 0.62% 0.91% 0.79%
Nonperforming assets to total assets0.30% 0.58% 0.52% 0.74% 0.64%
Net charge-offs (recoveries)$113  $672  $1,478  $582  $(311)
          


Nonperforming loans decreased 48% to $9.1 million at September 30, 2015, from $17.5 million at June 30, 2015, and decreased 50% from $18.2 million at September 30, 2014.  During the quarter ended September 30, 2015, there were $0.8 million of charge-offs, $10.4 million of other principal reductions, no assets transferred to other real estate, $2.8 million of additions to nonperforming loans, and no assets transferred to performing.  The additions to nonperforming loans consisted of six unrelated accounts.  Other principal reductions of $10.4 million consist of $3.1 million of principal payments, and $7.3 million of proceeds from the sales of collateral.

The Company's allowance for loan losses was 1.24% of loans at September 30, 2015, representing 354% of nonperforming loans, as compared to 1.25% at June 30, 2015, representing 182% of nonperforming loans, and 1.25% at September 30, 2014, representing 158% of nonperforming loans.  The increase in the ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans is primarily due to the 48% decrease in nonperforming loans discussed previously.

Deposits

Total deposits at September 30, 2015 were $2.8 billion, an increase of $122 million, or 18% on an annualized basis, from June 30, 2015, and $304 million, or 12%, from September 30, 2014.  The positive trends in deposits reflect enhanced deposit gathering efforts in both commercial and business banking.

Noninterest-bearing deposits increased $33.5 million compared to June 30, 2015 and decreased $4.0 million compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  The composition of Noninterest-bearing deposits remained relatively stable at 25% of total deposits at September 30, 2015, from June 30, 2015, and declined compared to 28% of total deposits at September 30, 2014.  The total cost of deposits remained stable at 0.39% compared to June 30, 2015, and declined three basis points since September 30, 2014.

Noninterest income

Deposit service charges for the third quarter of 2015 of $2.0 million increased by 2% compared to the linked quarter, and grew 13% compared to the prior year quarter partially due to growth in deposit relationships.  Additionally, Wealth management revenues were relatively stable at $1.8 million compared to the linked second quarter and the prior year period.

Trust assets under management were $849 million at September 30, 2015, a decrease of $41 million, or 5%, when compared to the linked period ended June 30, 2015, and were relatively stable when compared to the prior year period.  The decrease in Trust assets under management as compared to the linked quarter was largely due to market depreciation, offset by growth in new customers.

Trust assets under administration were $1.3 billion at September 30, 2015, a decrease of $179 million, or 12%, when compared to the linked quarter, and a decrease of $128 million, or 9%, when compared to the prior year period ended September 30, 2014.

Gains from state tax credit brokerage activities, net of fair value market adjustments on tax credit assets and related interest rate hedges, were $0.3 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $0.1 million for the linked second quarter, and $0.2 million in the third quarter of 2014.  Sales of state tax credits can vary by quarter, but generally occur in the first and fourth quarters of the year depending on client demand and availability of the tax credits.

Other noninterest income of $1.8 million decreased 38% from the linked quarter, and decreased 40% from the prior year period.  The decrease from the linked quarter was due to a decline in allocation fees from tax credit projects and fees earned from recoveries.  During the third quarter of 2014, the Company recorded a $0.9 million closing fee associated with the payoff of a Commercial real estate loan.  The fee is excluded from core noninterest income.  On a core basis, other noninterest income was relatively flat compared to the third quarter of 2014. 

Noninterest Expenses

Noninterest expenses were $19.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to $19.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, and $21.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Core noninterest expenses1, which exclude certain non-comparable items and expenses directly related to PCI loans and assets covered under loss share agreements, were $19.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to $19.0 million for the linked quarter and $19.3 million for the prior year period.

The Company's Core efficiency ratio1 was 58.6% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to 57.6% for the linked quarter, and 62.8% for the prior year period, and reflects lower legal expenses on problem loans, overall expense management and revenue growth trends. 
The Company anticipates total noninterest expenses to be between $19 million and $21 million per quarter for the remainder of 2015 and throughout 2016.

Other Business Results

The total risk based capital ratio1 was 12.56% at September 30, 2015, compared to 12.68% at June 30, 2015, and 13.61% at September 30, 2014.  The Company's Common equity tier 1 capital ratio1 was 9.60% at September 30, 2015, compared to 9.66% at June 30, 2015, and 10.29% at September 30, 2014.  The tangible common equity ratio1 was 8.90% at September 30, 2015, versus 8.94% at June 30, 2015, and 8.63% at September 30, 2014.

The total risk based capital and Common equity tier 1 ratios declined from the prior year period mainly due to the impact of the new regulatory guidelines under Basel III.  The decrease in the tangible common equity ratio as compared to the prior quarter was mainly due to asset growth out-pacing earnings, offset by an increase in the net unrealized gain on the investment portfolio.  Capital ratios for the current quarter are based on the Company's interpretations of the Basel III regulatory capital framework as applied to the Company's current businesses and operations and are subject to, among other things, completion and filing of the Company's regulatory reports and ongoing regulatory review and implementation guidance.  The attached tables contain a reconciliation of these ratios to U.S. GAAP financial measures.

The Company's effective tax rate was 32.7% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 compared to 35.3% for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 and 34.9% for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  The decrease as compared to the prior quarter was mainly due to lower state income tax expense, including $0.3 million of state tax refunds related to prior years.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures1

The Company's accounting and reporting policies conform to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") and the prevailing practices in the banking industry. However, the Company provides other financial measures, such as Core net income margin and other Core performance measures, tangible common equity ratio and Common equity tier 1 capital ratio, in this release that are considered "non-GAAP financial measures." Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's financial performance, financial position or cash flows that exclude (or include) amounts that are included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

The Company considers its Core performance measures presented in this earnings release and the included tables as important measures of financial performance, even though they are non-GAAP measures, as they provide supplemental information by which to evaluate the impact of PCI loans and related income and expenses, the impact of certain non-comparable items, and the Company's operating performance on an ongoing basis.  Core performance measures include contractual interest on PCI loans but exclude incremental accretion on these loans.  Core performance measures also exclude the Change in FDIC receivable, Gain or loss of other real estate covered under FDIC loss share agreements and expenses directly related to the PCI loans and other assets covered under FDIC loss share agreements.  Core performance measures also exclude certain other income and expense items the Company believes to be not indicative of or useful to measure the Company's operating performance on an ongoing basis.  The attached tables contain a reconciliation of these Core performance measures to the GAAP measures.  The Company believes that the tangible common equity and the Common equity tier 1 capital ratios provide useful information to investors about  the Company's capital strength even though they are considered to be non-GAAP financial measures and are not part of the regulatory capital requirements to which the Company is subject.

The Company believes these non-GAAP measures and ratios, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP measures and ratios, provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's performance and capital strength. The Company's management uses, and believes that investors benefit from referring to, these non-GAAP measures and ratios in assessing the Company's operating results and related trends and when forecasting future periods. However, these non-GAAP measures and ratios should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or preferable to, ratios prepared in accordance with GAAP.  In the tables below, the Company has provided a reconciliation of, where applicable, the most comparable GAAP financial measures and ratios to the non-GAAP financial measures and ratios, or a reconciliation of the non-GAAP calculation of the financial measure for the periods indicated.

The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. Central time on Thursday, October 22, 2015.  During the call, management will review the third quarter of 2015 results and related matters.  This press release as well as a related slide presentation will be accessible on Enterprise Financial Services Corp's website at www.enterprisebank.com under "Investor Relations" beginning prior to the scheduled broadcast of the conference call.  The call can be accessed via this same website page, or via telephone at 1-888-466-4462 (Conference ID #2112453.)  A recorded replay of the conference call will be available on the website beginning two hours after the call's completion.  The telephone replay will be available at 1-888-203-1112 (replay passcode #2112453.)  The replays will be available for approximately two weeks following the conference call.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp operates commercial banking and wealth management businesses in metropolitan St. Louis, Kansas City, and Phoenix.  The Company is primarily focused on serving the needs of privately held businesses, their owner families, executives and professionals.                                                                        

Readers should note that in addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements about the Company's plans, expectations and projections of future financial and operating results, which are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated from such statements.  We use the words "expect" and "intend" and variations of such words and similar expressions in this communication to identify such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, credit risk, changes in the appraised valuation of real estate securing impaired loans, outcomes of litigation and other contingencies, exposure to general and local economic conditions, risks associated with rapid increases or decreases in prevailing interest rates, consolidation in the banking industry, competition from banks and other financial institutions, our ability to attract and retain relationship officers and other key personnel, burdens imposed by federal and state regulation, changes in regulatory requirements, changes in accounting regulation or standards applicable to banks, as well as other risk factors described in the Company's 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events unless required under the federal securities laws.

1 A non-GAAP measure.  Refer to discussion & reconciliation of these measures in the accompanying financial tables.

 
ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited)
 
 For the Quarter ended For the Nine Months ended
(in thousands, except per share data)Sep 30,
 2015
 Jun 30,
 2015
 Mar 31,
 2015
 Dec 31,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2015
 Sep 30,
 2014
EARNINGS SUMMARY             
Net interest income$30,006  $29,280  $29,045  $30,816  $27,444  $88,331  $86,552 
Provision for loan losses - portfolio loans599  2,150  1,580  1,968  66  4,329  2,441 
Provision (provision reversal) for loan losses - purchase credit impaired loans(227)   (3,270) 126  (1,877) (3,497) 957 
Noninterest income4,729  5,806  3,583  4,852  4,452  14,118  11,779 
Noninterest expense19,932  19,458  19,950  24,795  21,121  59,340  62,668 
Income before income tax expense14,431  13,478  14,368  8,779  12,586  42,277  32,265 
Income tax expense4,722  4,762  5,022  2,812  4,388  14,506  11,059 
Net income$9,709  $8,716  $9,346  $5,967  $8,198  $27,771  $21,206 
              
Diluted earnings per share$0.48  $0.43  $0.46  $0.30  $0.41  $1.37  $1.07 
Return on average assets1.13% 1.06% 1.16% 0.73% 1.02% 1.11% 0.91%
Return on average common equity11.38% 10.56% 11.78% 7.50% 10.62% 11.24% 9.54%
Return on average tangible common equity12.65% 11.77% 13.19% 8.43% 11.98% 12.53% 10.83%
Net interest margin (fully tax equivalent)3.77% 3.85% 3.92% 4.13% 3.75% 3.84% 4.05%
Efficiency ratio57.38% 55.46% 61.14% 69.52% 66.22% 57.92% 63.73%
              
CORE PERFORMANCE SUMMARY1          
Net interest income$27,087  $26,277  $25,587  $25,667  $24,865  $78,951  $72,771 
Provision for loan losses599  2,150  1,580  1,968  66  4,329  2,441 
Noninterest income5,939  6,741  5,839  6,438  5,926  18,519  18,110 
Noninterest expense19,347  19,030  19,068  20,170  19,347  57,445  59,199 
Income before income tax expense13,080  11,838  10,778  9,967  11,378  35,696  29,241 
Income tax expense4,204  4,134  3,647  3,264  3,926  11,985  9,901 
Net income$8,876  $7,704  $7,131  $6,703  $7,452  $23,711  $19,340 
              
Diluted earnings per share$0.44  $0.38  $0.35  $0.33  $0.37  $1.17  $0.97 
Return on average assets1.03% 0.93% 0.88% 0.82% 0.93% 0.95% 0.83%
Return on average common equity10.41% 9.34% 8.99% 8.43% 9.65% 9.59% 8.70%
Return on average tangible common equity11.56% 10.41% 10.06% 9.47% 10.89% 10.70% 9.88%
Net interest margin (fully tax equivalent)3.41% 3.46% 3.46% 3.45% 3.41% 3.44% 3.42%
Efficiency ratio58.58% 57.64% 60.67% 62.83% 62.83% 58.94% 65.14%
              
1 A non-GAAP measure.  Refer to discussion & reconciliation of these measures in the accompanying financial tables.


ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited) (continued)
 
 For the Quarter ended For the Nine Months ended
(in thousands, except per share data)Sep 30,
 2015
 Jun 30,
 2015
 Mar 31,
 2015
 Dec 31,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2015
 Sep 30,
 2014
INCOME STATEMENTS             
NET INTEREST INCOME             
Total interest income$33,180  $32,352  $32,151  $34,385  $31,036  $97,683  $97,369 
Total interest expense3,174  3,072  3,106  3,569  3,592  9,352  10,817 
Net interest income30,006  29,280  29,045  30,816  27,444  88,331  86,552 
Provision for portfolio loans599  2,150  1,580  1,968  66  4,329  2,441 
Provision (provision reversal) for purchase credit impaired loans(227)   (3,270) 126  (1,877) (3,497) 957 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses29,634  27,130  30,735  28,722  29,255  87,499  83,154 
              
NONINTEREST INCOME             
Wealth management revenue1,773  1,778  1,740  1,751  1,754  5,291  5,191 
Deposit service charges2,044  1,998  1,856  1,864  1,812  5,898  5,317 
Gain on sale of other real estate32  9  20  17  114  61  1,514 
State tax credit activity, net321  74  674  1,392  156  1,069  860 
Gain on sale of investment securities    23      23   
Change in FDIC loss share receivable(1,241) (945) (2,264) (1,781) (2,374) (4,450) (7,526)
Other income1,800  2,892  1,534  1,609  2,990  6,226  6,423 
Total noninterest income4,729  5,806  3,583  4,852  4,452  14,118  11,779 
              
NONINTEREST EXPENSE             
Employee compensation and benefits11,475  11,274  11,513  11,350  11,913  34,262  35,882 
Occupancy1,605  1,621  1,694  1,528  1,683  4,920  4,998 
FDIC clawback298  50  412  141  1,028  760  1,060 
FHLB prepayment penalty      2,936       
Facilities disposal charge      1,004       
Other6,554  6,513  6,331  7,836  6,497  19,398  20,728 
Total noninterest expense19,932  19,458  19,950  24,795  21,121  59,340  62,668 
              
Income before income tax expense14,431  13,478  14,368  8,779  12,586  42,277  32,265 
Income tax expense4,722  4,762  5,022  2,812  4,388  14,506  11,059 
Net income$9,709  $8,716  $9,346  $5,967  $8,198  $27,771  $21,206 
              
Basic earnings per share$0.49  $0.44  $0.47  $0.30  $0.41  $1.39  $1.07 
Diluted earnings per share0.48  0.43  0.46  0.30  0.41  1.37  1.07 


ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited) (continued)
  
 At the Quarter ended
(in thousands)Sep 30,
 2015
 Jun 30,
 2015
 Mar 31,
 2015
 Dec 31,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2014
BALANCE SHEETS         
ASSETS         
Cash and due from banks$46,775  $49,498  $56,420  $42,903  $54,113 
Interest-earning deposits81,115  51,298  43,913  63,093  74,999 
Debt and equity investments530,577  465,133  467,343  463,168  471,875 
Loans held for sale4,275  5,446  7,843  4,033  4,899 
          
Portfolio loans2,602,156  2,542,555  2,435,559  2,433,916  2,294,905 
  Less:  Allowance for loan losses32,251  31,765  30,288  30,185  28,800 
Portfolio loans, net2,569,905  2,510,790  2,405,271  2,403,731  2,266,105 
Purchase credit impaired loans, net of the allowance for loan losses72,397  76,050  83,163  83,693  98,318 
Total loans, net2,642,302  2,586,840  2,488,434  2,487,424  2,364,423 
          
Other real estate not covered under FDIC loss share1,575  1,933  2,024  1,896  2,261 
Other real estate covered under FDIC loss share6,795  7,909  3,560  5,944  8,826 
Fixed assets, net14,395  14,726  14,911  14,753  18,054 
State tax credits held for sale48,207  42,062  42,411  38,309  45,631 
FDIC loss share receivable8,619  10,332  11,644  15,866  22,039 
Goodwill30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334 
Intangible assets, net3,323  3,595  3,880  4,164  4,453 
Other assets98,249  101,972  102,578  105,116  107,683 
Total assets$3,516,541  $3,371,078  $3,275,295  $3,277,003  $3,209,590 
          
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY         
Noninterest-bearing deposits$691,758  $658,258  $680,997  $642,930  $695,804 
Interest-bearing deposits2,122,205  2,033,300  1,993,634  1,848,580  1,813,960 
Total deposits2,813,963  2,691,558  2,674,631  2,491,510  2,509,764 
Subordinated debentures56,807  56,807  56,807  56,807  56,807 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances75,000  73,000  6,000  144,000  120,000 
Other borrowings194,684  188,546  186,864  239,883  187,122 
Other liabilities32,524  28,737  24,884  28,562  27,143 
Total liabilities3,172,978  3,038,648  2,949,186  2,960,762  2,900,836 
Shareholders' equity343,563  332,430  326,109  316,241  308,754 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$3,516,541  $3,371,078  $3,275,295  $3,277,003  $3,209,590 


ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited) (continued)
 
 For the Quarter ended
(in thousands)Sep 30,
 2015
 Jun 30,
 2015
 Mar 31,
 2015
 Dec 31,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2014
LOAN PORTFOLIO         
Commercial and industrial$1,371,095  $1,335,008  $1,265,104  $1,270,259  $1,172,015 
Commercial real estate778,268  789,141  781,483  770,529  758,515 
Construction real estate152,979  150,740  138,924  144,773  123,888 
Residential real estate188,985  185,587  180,253  185,252  187,594 
Consumer and other110,829  82,079  69,795  63,103  52,893 
Total portfolio loans2,602,156  2,542,555  2,435,559  2,433,916  2,294,905 
Purchase credit impaired loans83,736  87,644  94,788  99,103  113,862 
Total loans$2,685,892  $2,630,199  $2,530,347  $2,533,019  $2,408,767 
          
DEPOSIT PORTFOLIO         
Noninterest-bearing accounts$691,758  $658,258  $680,997  $642,930  $695,804 
Interest-bearing transaction accounts529,052  507,889  494,228  508,941  438,205 
Money market and savings accounts1,136,557  1,014,481  933,908  834,287  817,361 
Certificates of deposit456,596  510,930  565,498  505,352  558,394 
Total deposit portfolio$2,813,963  $2,691,558  $2,674,631  $2,491,510  $2,509,764 
          
AVERAGE BALANCES         
Portfolio loans$2,540,948  $2,482,291  $2,425,962  $2,368,475  $2,280,377 
Purchase credit impaired loans85,155  92,168  97,201  104,732  115,709 
Loans held for sale4,255  6,605  3,560  3,703  5,400 
Interest-earning assets3,201,181  3,096,294  3,047,815  2,998,467  2,943,070 
Total assets3,416,716  3,310,578  3,268,369  3,234,485  3,180,359 
Deposits2,788,245  2,667,640  2,590,961  2,501,098  2,437,444 
Shareholders' equity338,368  330,999  321,772  315,557  306,307 
Tangible common equity304,583  296,931  287,423  280,920  271,370 
          
YIELDS (fully tax equivalent)         
Portfolio loans4.16% 4.17% 4.15% 4.19% 4.22%
Purchase credit impaired loans19.41% 18.33% 20.85% 26.47% 14.67%
Total loans4.66% 4.68% 4.79% 5.13% 4.73%
Securities2.23% 2.26% 2.35% 2.29% 2.31%
Interest-earning assets4.17% 4.24% 4.33% 4.60% 4.24%
Interest-bearing deposits0.50% 0.52% 0.54% 0.56% 0.58%
Total deposits0.39% 0.39% 0.40% 0.41% 0.42%
Subordinated debentures2.19% 2.18% 2.15% 2.14% 2.14%
Borrowed funds0.28% 0.29% 0.36% 0.77% 0.76%
Cost of paying liabilities0.53% 0.54% 0.56% 0.63% 0.64%
Net interest margin3.77% 3.85% 3.92% 4.13% 3.75%


ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited) (continued)
 
 For the Quarter ended
(in thousands, except per share data)Sep 30,
 2015
 Jun 30,
 2015
 Mar 31,
 2015
 Dec 31,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2014
ASSET QUALITY1         
Net charge-offs (recoveries)$113  $672  $1,478  $582  $(311)
Nonperforming loans9,123  17,498  15,143  22,244  18,212 
Classified assets62,679  61,722  63,001  77,898  81,382 
Nonperforming loans to total loans0.35% 0.69% 0.62% 0.91% 0.79%
Nonperforming assets to total assets20.30% 0.58% 0.52% 0.74% 0.64%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans1.24% 1.25% 1.24% 1.24% 1.25%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans353.5% 181.5% 200.0% 135.7% 158.1%
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans (annualized)0.02% 0.11% 0.25% 0.10% (0.05)%
          
WEALTH MANAGEMENT         
Trust assets under management$848,515  $889,616  $894,456  $865,414  $857,071 
Trust assets under administration1,334,894  1,514,140  1,517,171  1,478,864  1,462,830 
          
MARKET DATA         
Book value per common share$17.21  $16.67  $16.36  $15.94  $15.61 
Tangible book value per common share$15.53  $14.96  $14.64  $14.20  $13.85 
Market value per share$25.17  $22.77  $20.66  $19.73  $16.72 
Period end common shares outstanding19,959  19,947  19,935  19,838  19,785 
Average basic common shares19,995  19,978  19,934  19,858  19,838 
Average diluted common shares20,261  20,168  20,157  20,140  19,980 
          
CAPITAL         
Total capital to risk-weighted assets312.56% 12.68% 12.88% 13.40% 13.61%
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets311.31% 11.43% 11.62% 12.14% 12.35%
Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets39.60% 9.66% 9.78% 10.15% 10.29%
Tangible common equity to tangible assets8.90% 8.94% 9.01% 8.69% 8.63%
          
          
1 Portfolio loans only
2 Excludes Other real estate covered under FDIC loss share, except for inclusion in total assets.
3 Beginning with the quarter ended March 31, 2015, the implementation of revised regulatory capital guidelines under Basel III has resulted in differences in these items when compared to prior periods.


ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 
 For the Quarter ended For the Nine Months ended
(in thousands)Sep 30,
 2015
 Jun 30,
 2015
 Mar 31,
 2015
 Dec 31,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2015
 Sep 30,
 2014
CORE PERFORMANCE MEASURES    
Net interest income$30,006  $29,280  $29,045  $30,816  $27,444  $88,331  $86,552 
Less: Incremental accretion income2,919  3,003  3,458  5,149  2,579  9,380  13,781 
Core net interest income27,087  26,277  25,587  25,667  24,865  78,951  72,771 
              
Total noninterest income4,729  5,806  3,583  4,852  4,452  14,118  11,779 
Less: Change in FDIC loss share receivable(1,241) (945) (2,264) (1,781) (2,374) (4,450) (7,526)
Less (plus): Gain (loss) on sale of other real estate covered under FDIC loss share31  10  (15) 195  (45) 26  250 
Less: Gain on sale of investment securities    23      23   
Less: Closing fee        945    945 
Core noninterest income5,939  6,741  5,839  6,438  5,926  18,519  18,110 
              
Total core revenue33,026  33,018  31,426  32,105  30,791  97,470  90,881 
              
Provision for portfolio loans599  2,150  1,580  1,968  66  4,329  2,441 
              
Total noninterest expense19,932  19,458  19,950  24,795  21,121  59,340  62,668 
Less: FDIC clawback298  50  412  141  1,028  760  1,060 
Less: Other loss share expenses287  378  470  544  746  1,135  2,409 
Less: FHLB prepayment penalty      2,936       
Less: Facilities disposal charge      1,004       
Core noninterest expense19,347  19,030  19,068  20,170  19,347  57,445  59,199 
              
Core income before income tax expense13,080  11,838  10,778  9,967  11,378  35,696  29,241 
Core income tax expense4,204  4,134  3,647  3,264  3,926  11,985  9,901 
Core net income$8,876  $7,704  $7,131  $6,703  $7,452  $23,711  $19,340 
              
Core diluted earnings per share$0.44  $0.38  $0.35  $0.33  $0.37  $1.17  $0.97 
Core return on average assets1.03% 0.93% 0.88% 0.82% 0.93% 0.95% 0.83%
Core return on average common equity10.41% 9.34% 8.99% 8.43% 9.65% 9.59% 8.70%
Core return on average tangible common equity11.56% 10.41% 10.06% 9.47% 10.89% 10.70% 9.88%
Core efficiency ratio58.58% 57.64% 60.67% 62.83% 62.83% 58.94% 65.14%
              
NET INTEREST MARGIN TO CORE NET INTEREST MARGIN    
Net interest income (fully tax equivalent)$30,437  $29,691  $29,467  $31,223  $27,843  $89,595  $87,779 
Less: Incremental accretion income2,919  3,003  3,458  5,149  2,579  9,380  13,781 
Core net interest income (fully tax equivalent)$27,518  $26,688  $26,009  $26,074  $25,264  $80,215  $73,998 
              
Average earning assets$3,201,181  $3,096,294  $3,047,815  $2,998,467  $2,943,070  $3,115,658  $2,896,202 
Reported net interest margin (fully tax equivalent)3.77% 3.85% 3.92% 4.13% 3.75% 3.84% 4.05%
Core net interest margin (fully tax equivalent)3.41% 3.46% 3.46% 3.45% 3.41% 3.44% 3.42%


 At the Quarter ended
(in thousands)Sep 30,
 2015
 Jun 30,
 2015
 Mar 31,
 2015
 Dec 31,
 2014
 Sep 30,
 2014
COMMON EQUITY TIER 1 CAPITAL TO RISK-WEIGHTED ASSETS
Shareholders' equity$343,563  $332,430  $326,109  $316,241  $308,754 
Less: Goodwill30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334 
Less: Intangible assets, net of deferred tax liabilities1820  887  958  4,164  4,453 
Less (Plus): Unrealized gains (losses)2,973  1,249  3,379  1,681  (233)
Plus: Qualifying trust preferred securities55,100  55,100  55,100  55,100  55,100 
Plus: Other58  58  59  58  56 
Total tier 1 capital364,594  355,118  346,597  335,220  329,356 
Less: Qualifying trust preferred securities55,100  55,100  55,100  55,100  55,100 
Less: Other123  23  23     
Common equity tier 1 capital$309,471  $299,995  $291,474  $280,120  $274,256 
          
Total risk-weighted assets$3,224,046  $3,106,041  $2,981,810  $2,760,729  $2,666,221 
          
Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets9.60% 9.66% 9.78% 10.15% 10.29%
          
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY TO TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY AND TOTAL ASSETS TO TANGIBLE ASSETS
Shareholders' equity$343,563  $332,430  $326,109  $316,241  $308,754 
Less: Goodwill30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334 
Less: Intangible assets3,323  3,595  3,880  4,164  4,453 
Tangible common equity$309,906  $298,501  $291,895  $281,743  $273,967 
          
Total assets$3,516,541  $3,371,078  $3,275,295  $3,277,003  $3,209,590 
Less: Goodwill30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334  30,334 
Less: Intangible assets3,323  3,595  3,880  4,164  4,453 
Tangible assets$3,482,884  $3,337,149  $3,241,081  $3,242,505  $3,174,803 
          
Tangible common equity to tangible assets8.90% 8.94% 9.01% 8.69% 8.63%
          
1 Beginning with the quarter ended March 31, 2015, the implementation of revised regulatory capital guidelines under Basel III has resulted in differences in these items when compared to prior periods.

 

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