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Veritex Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Year-End 2017 Results

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

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

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

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

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


2017 Fourth Quarter Highlights

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


Full Year 2017 Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Net Interest Income

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

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

Noninterest Income

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

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

Noninterest Expense

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

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

Financial Condition

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

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

Asset Quality

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

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

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

 Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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

Business Combinations Measurement Period

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

Conference Call

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

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

About Veritex Holdings, Inc.

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

For more information, visit www.veritexbank.com

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include information regarding Veritex's future financial performance, business and growth strategy, projected plans and objectives, and related transactions, integration of the acquired businesses, ability to recognize anticipated operational efficiencies, and other projections based on macroeconomic and industry trends, which are inherently unreliable due to the multiple factors that impact economic trends, and any such variations may be material.  Such forward-looking statements are based on various facts and derived utilizing important assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections about Veritex and its subsidiaries, any of which may change over time and some of which may be beyond Veritex's control. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," "estimates," "plans" and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing. Further, certain factors that could affect our future results and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to whether Veritex can: successfully implement its growth strategy, including identifying acquisition targets and consummating suitable acquisitions; continue to sustain internal growth rate; provide competitive products and services that appeal to its customers and target market; difficult market conditions and unfavorable economic trends in the United States generally, and particularly in the market areas in which Veritex operates and in which its loans are concentrated, including the effects of declines in housing markets; an increase in unemployment levels and slowdowns in economic growth; Veritex's level of nonperforming assets and the costs associated with resolving any problem loans including litigation and other costs; changes in market interest rates may increase funding costs and reduce earning asset yields thus reducing margin; the impact of changes in interest rates and the credit quality and strength of underlying collateral and the effect of such changes on the market value of Veritex's investment securities portfolio; the credit risk associated with the substantial amount of commercial real estate, construction and land development, and commercial loans in our loan portfolio; the extensive federal and state regulation, supervision and examination governing almost every aspect of Veritex's operations including changes in regulations affecting financial institutions, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the rules and regulations being issued in accordance with this statute and potential expenses associated with complying with such regulations; Veritex's ability to comply with applicable capital and liquidity requirements, including our ability to generate liquidity internally or raise capital on favorable terms, including continued access to the debt and equity capital markets; possible changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies, laws and regulations and other activities of governments, agencies, and similar organizations; the effects of weather and natural disasters such as floods, droughts, wind, tornadoes and hurricanes as well as effects from geopolitical instability and manmade disasters including terrorist attacks;; and achieve its performance goals. For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, please refer to "Special Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in Veritex's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 10, 2017 and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Veritex's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if Veritex's underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Veritex anticipates. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Veritex does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict those events or how they may affect us. In addition, Veritex cannot assess the impact of each factor on Veritex's business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this communication are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that Veritex or persons acting on Veritex's behalf may issue. Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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



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



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


                

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

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

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

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

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

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


              

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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