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Southside Bancshares, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2020

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  • Second quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.65, an increase of 18.2% compared to same period in 2019;
  • Second quarter net income of $21.6 million, an increase of 15.8% compared to same period in 2019;
  • Linked quarter deposits increased $331.4 million;
  • Annualized return on second quarter average tangible equity of 15.24%(1);
  • Allowance for loan losses to total loans, 1.55%;
  • Nonperforming assets remain low at 0.24% of total assets.

TYLER, Texas, July 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southside Bancshares, Inc. ("Southside" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:SBSI) today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.  Southside reported net income of $21.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $2.9 million, or 15.8%, compared to $18.6 million for the same period in 2019.  Earnings per diluted common share increased $0.10, or 18.2%, to $0.65 for the three months ended June 30, 2020, from $0.55 for the same period in 2019.  The annualized return on average shareholders' equity for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was 10.82%, compared to 9.68% for the same period in 2019.  The annualized return on average assets was 1.17% for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to 1.20% for the same period in 2019.

"Solid second quarter financial results reflect the strength of our balance sheet, capital position, and underlying earnings," stated Lee R. Gibson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southside.  "Net income of $21.6 million and earnings per share of $0.65, are two of the highlights for the quarter after recording a $5.2 million provision for credit losses, largely related to the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19").  Asset quality remains solid with nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets unchanged on a linked quarter basis at 0.24%.  Linked quarter, our net interest spread increased six basis points and net interest margin decreased one basis point.  Approximately $308 million of Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans made during the quarter had a slight negative impact on both our net interest spread and margin during the quarter."

"Loans, including those made through the PPP, increased $251.6 million, or 7.0%, during the quarter.  Loans, net of PPP loans, decreased approximately $57 million. While our loan growth expectations are lower for the remainder of the year due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, we continue to look for loan growth opportunities."

"In June of 2020, we froze all future benefit accruals in our defined benefit retirement plan ("Retirement Plan") to remaining active employed participants, effective December 31, 2020, following a freeze to new entrants into the Retirement Plan as of December 31, 2005.  As a result of the decision in June 2020 to freeze future benefits, the Retirement Plan liability was remeasured as of June 30, 2020.   As a result of the freeze of future benefits and remeasurement, we recorded a curtailment expense of approximately $163,000 and a decrease to our accumulated other comprehensive income, included in shareholders' equity, of approximately $6.0 million, the latter due primarily to the decrease in the discount rate from 3.41% to 2.78%.  As a result of the remeasurement of the liability at June 30, 2020, we expect an increase of approximately $450,000, or 33.2%, to retirement expense during the last half of this year, compared to the first six months of 2020.  Utilizing the current assumptions, we expect the freeze of all future benefit accruals will result in a reduction in retirement expense, included in salaries and employee benefits, of approximately $2 million during 2021."

"Like much of the nation, COVID-19 continues to impact the communities we serve. I remain extremely proud of our Southside team, their great attitudes and the manner in which they have embraced change, while continuing to provide outstanding customer service during this challenging time. Throughout this pandemic, our primary concern has been and remains the safety of our customers and employees. To that end, some of our methods and delivery channels have temporarily changed to provide the high level of quality service our customers expect and receive. Utilizing the strength of our balance sheet, liquidity and capital position, we believe we are well positioned to continue growing our Texas franchise."

Operating Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

Net income was $21.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $18.6 million for the same period in 2019, an increase of $2.9 million, or 15.8%.  Earnings per diluted common share were $0.65 for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $0.55 for the same period in 2019, an increase of 18.2%.  The increase in net income was largely driven by a decrease in interest expense, an increase in noninterest income and a decrease in income tax expense, partially offset by an increase in the provision for credit losses and a decrease in interest income.  Annualized returns on average assets and average shareholders' equity for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were 1.17% and 10.82%, respectively.  Our efficiency ratio (FTE)(1) was 48.29% for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to 51.91% for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Net interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $47.3 million compared to $43.1 million for the same period in 2019.  Linked quarter, net interest income increased $2.6 million, or 5.7%, compared to $44.7 million during the three months ended March 31, 2020.  The increase in net interest income compared to the same period in 2019 and the linked quarter was due primarily to the decrease in interest expense on our interest bearing liabilities, a result of lower funding costs on our interest bearing liabilities, partially offset by a decrease in interest income due to a decrease in average yield on our interest earning assets during the three months ended June 30, 2020.

Our tax equivalent net interest margin(1) was 3.02% for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to 3.17% for the same period in 2019.  The decrease was due to the shift in interest earning assets from higher yielding loans into securities and lower yielding average PPP loan balances included during the three months ended June 30, 2020.  Our tax equivalent net interest margin linked quarter decreased one basis point compared to 3.03% for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Noninterest income was $12.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of 8.3%, compared to $11.3 million for the same period in 2019.  The increase was primarily due to increases in net gain on sale of securities available for sale and gain on sale of loans, partially offset by decreases in deposit services income, other noninterest income and trust fees.  On a linked quarter basis, noninterest income decreased $3.3 million, or 21.3%, due to a $2.9 million decrease in net gain on sale of securities available for sale and a decrease in deposit services income, partially offset by an increase in gain on sale of loans.

Noninterest expense was $29.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, a slight increase compared to $29.7 million for the same period in 2019. The increase was the result of increases in salaries and employee benefits, net occupancy expense and software and data processing expense, partially offset by decreases in advertising, travel and entertainment expense, FDIC insurance, other noninterest expense and amortization of intangibles.  On a linked quarter basis, noninterest expense decreased $0.7 million, or 2.2%, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020.  The decrease was due to decreases in salaries and employee benefits and advertising, travel and entertainment expenses, partially offset by increases in other noninterest expense and net occupancy expense.

Income tax expense decreased $0.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.  On a linked quarter basis, income tax expense increased $2.3 million.  Our effective tax rate ("ETR") decreased to 11.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to 16.1% for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and increased compared to 10.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2020.  The lower ETR for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to the same period in 2019, was primarily due to an increase in tax-exempt income as a percentage of pre-tax income for the three months ended June 30, 2020.

Operating Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

Net income was $25.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $37.4 million for the same period in 2019, a decrease of $11.9 million, or 31.8%.  Earnings per diluted common share were $0.76 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $1.11 for the same period in 2019, a decrease of 31.5%.  The decrease in net income was primarily driven by an increase in the provision for credit losses after adopting ASU 2016-13(2) ("CECL") and noninterest expense, as well as a decrease in interest income, partially offset by a decrease in interest expense, an increase in noninterest income and a decrease in income tax expense.  The increase in the provision for credit losses for the six months ended June 30, 2020, was primarily due to the recent developments related to COVID-19 and the resulting impact on the economic assumptions used in the CECL model.  The adoption of CECL(2) replaced the incurred loss model with an expected credit loss methodology.  Annualized returns on average assets and average shareholders' equity for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were 0.72% and 6.31%, respectively.  Our efficiency ratio (FTE)(1) was 50.06%  for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to 52.53% for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Net interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $92.0 million, compared to $84.3 million during the same period in 2019, an increase of $7.7 million, or 9.2%.  The increase in net interest income compared to the same period in 2019 was due primarily to the decrease in interest expense on our interest bearing liabilities, a result of lower funding costs on our interest bearing liabilities, partially offset by a decrease in interest income due to a lower yield on our interest earning assets during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Our tax equivalent net interest margin(1) was 3.02% for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to 3.12% for the same period in 2019.  The decrease was due to the shift in interest earning assets from higher yielding loans into securities and to a lesser extent, lower yielding average PPP loan balances included during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Noninterest income was $27.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of 33.2%, compared to $20.8 million for the same period in 2019.  The increase was primarily due to increases in net gain on sale of securities available for sale and gain on sale of loans, partially offset by decreases in deposit services income and trust fees.

Noninterest expense was $60.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $59.3 million for the same period in 2019, an increase of $1.0 million, or 1.8%.  The increase was primarily due to increases in salaries and employee benefits, net occupancy expense and software and data processing expense, partially offset by decreases in FDIC insurance, other noninterest expense, advertising, travel and entertainment expense and amortization of intangibles.

Income tax expense decreased $3.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.  Our ETR was approximately 11.4% and 15.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.  The lower ETR for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to the same period in 2019, was primarily due to an increase in tax-exempt income as a percentage of pre-tax income.

Balance Sheet Data

At June 30, 2020, we had $7.33 billion in total assets, compared to $6.75 billion at December 31, 2019 and $6.37 billion at June 30, 2019.

Loans at June 30, 2020 were $3.85 billion, an increase of $392.4 million, or 11.3%, compared to $3.46 billion at June 30, 2019.  Linked quarter loans increased $251.6 million, or 7.0%, from $3.60 billion at March 31, 2020.  The linked quarter net increase in our loans consisted primarily of increases of $255.2 million of commercial loans and $55.7 million of commercial real estate loans, partially offset by decreases of $33.2 million of construction loans and $26.1 million in 1-4 family residential loans.  The increase in commercial loans is due entirely to $308.4 million of PPP loans at June 30, 2020.

Securities at June 30, 2020 were $2.80 billion, an increase of $564.0 million, or 25.2%, compared to $2.24 billion at June 30, 2019.  The increase occurred primarily during the first quarter of 2020, with the remainder of the increase occurring during each of the last two quarters of 2019.  Linked quarter, securities decreased $147.6 million, or 5.0%, from $2.95 billion at March 31, 2020 due to the sale of primarily Texas municipal securities and mortgage related securities.

Deposits at June 30, 2020 were $5.07 billion, an increase of $591.3 million, or 13.2%, compared to $4.48 billion at June 30, 2019.  Linked quarter, deposits increased $331.4 million, or 7.0%, from $4.74 billion at March 31, 2020, primarily due to an increase in commercial noninterest bearing checking accounts, and to a lesser extent, an increase in individual noninterest bearing checking accounts.  These increases were largely driven by PPP loan disbursements deposited into our noninterest bearing commercial accounts.

CECL Adoption and Asset Quality

During the first quarter, we adopted ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses, often referred to as CECL. Upon the adoption of CECL, we recorded a cumulative-effect adjustment that decreased retained earnings by $7.8 million, net of tax. This adjustment was the result of a $5.3 million increase in the allowance for loan losses, from $24.8 million at December 31, 2019 to $30.1 million upon adoption, including $0.2 million for purchased loans with credit deterioration, and a $4.8 million increase in other liabilities related to the allowance for off-balance-sheet credit exposures.

Based on the credit quality of our securities portfolio, the adoption of CECL did not result in the recording of an allowance for credit losses on our held-to-maturity securities.

Nonperforming assets at June 30, 2020 were $17.6 million, or 0.24% of total assets, an increase of $0.2 million, or 0.9%, compared to $17.4 million, or 0.26% of total assets, at December 31, 2019, and a slight increase from $17.4 million, or 0.24% of total assets, at March 31, 2020.  During the three months ended June 30, 2020, nonaccrual loans increased $0.4 million, or 8.0%.

The allowance for loan losses increased to $59.9 million, or 1.55% of total loans at June 30, 2020, compared to $24.8 million, or 0.69% of total loans, at December 31, 2019, and $53.6 million, or 1.49% of total loans, at March 31, 2020.  The increase year-to-date is due to the adoption of CECL and the economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting expected losses.

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, we recorded provision for credit losses for loans of $6.3 million, compared to a provision for loan losses of $2.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and a provision for credit losses of $24.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020.  The provision for credit losses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $30.4 million, compared to $1.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  The increase during 2020 was primarily due to the application of the CECL model and the economic impact of COVID-19 on macroeconomic factors used in the CECL methodology, including the potential for credit deterioration.  If the COVID-19 pandemic and economic impact is prolonged, it is likely that credit losses and nonperforming assets may increase.  Net charge-offs were $0.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to net charge-offs of $2.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and $0.5 million of net charge-offs for the three months ended March 31, 2020.   Net charge-offs were $0.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $3.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, we recorded a reversal of provision for credit losses for off-balance-sheet credit exposures of $1.1 million, compared to a provision of $25,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and a provision of $1.2 million, for the three months ended March 31, 2020.  The reversal of provision of $1.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was a result of a lower balance of off-balance-sheet credit exposures compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020.  The provision for credit losses for off-balance-sheet credit exposures for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $0.1 million, compared to a reversal of provision of $31,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  The balance of the allowance for off-balance-sheet credit exposures at June 30, 2020 was $6.4 million, and is included in other liabilities.

Dividend

Southside Bancshares, Inc. declared a second quarter cash dividend of $0.31 per share on May 7, 2020, which was paid on June 4, 2020, to all shareholders of record as of May 21, 2020.

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(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below and to "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" at the end of the financial statement tables in this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest GAAP financial measure.

(2)  We adopted ASU 2016-13, "Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments" on January 1, 2020.  ASU 2016-13 replaced the incurred loss model with an expected loss methodology that is referred to as current expected credit loss. Adoption of this guidance on January 1, 2020, resulted in a cumulative-effect adjustment to reduce retained earnings by $7.8 million, net of tax.  Due to the adoption of the guidance under the modified retrospective approach, prior periods have not been adjusted and thus may not be comparable.

Conference Call

Southside's management team will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter ended June 30, 2020 financial results on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CDT.  The call can be accessed by dialing 844-775-2540 and by identifying the conference ID number 3667014 or by identifying "Southside Bancshares, Inc., Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Call."  To listen to the call via webcast, register at https://investors.southside.com.

For those unable to listen to the conference call live, a recording will be available from approximately 12:00 p.m. CDT July 22, 2020 through 12:00 p.m. CDT August 3, 2020 by accessing the company website, https://investors.southside.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Our accounting and reporting policies conform to generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the United States and prevailing practices in the banking industry.  However, certain non-GAAP measures are used by management to supplement the evaluation of our performance.  These include the following fully taxable-equivalent measures ("FTE"): (i) Net interest income (FTE), (ii) Net interest margin (FTE), (iii) Net interest spread (FTE), and (iv) Efficiency ratio (FTE), which include the effects of taxable-equivalent adjustments using a federal income tax rate of 21% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 to increase tax-exempt interest income to a tax-equivalent basis.  Interest income earned on certain assets is completely or partially exempt from federal income tax.  As such, these tax-exempt instruments typically yield lower returns than taxable investments.

Net interest income (FTE), Net interest margin (FTE) and Net interest spread (FTE).  Net interest income (FTE) is a non-GAAP measure that adjusts for the tax-favored status of net interest income from certain loans and investments.  We believe this measure to be the preferred industry measurement of net interest income and it enhances comparability of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources.  The most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is our net interest income.  Net interest margin (FTE) is the ratio of net interest income (FTE) to average earning assets.  The most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is our net interest margin.  Net interest spread (FTE) is the difference in the average yield on average earning assets on a tax-equivalent basis and the average rate paid on average interest bearing liabilities.  The most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is our net interest spread.

Efficiency ratio (FTE).  The efficiency ratio (FTE) is a non-GAAP measure that provides a measure of productivity in the banking industry.  This ratio is calculated to measure the cost of generating one dollar of revenue.  The ratio is designed to reflect the percentage of one dollar which must be expended to generate that dollar of revenue.  We calculate this ratio by dividing noninterest expense, excluding amortization expense on intangibles and certain nonrecurring expense by the sum of net interest income (FTE) and noninterest income, excluding net gain (loss) on sale of securities available for sale and certain nonrecurring impairments.  The most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is our efficiency ratio.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered alternatives to GAAP-basis financial statements and other bank holding companies may define or calculate these non-GAAP measures or similar measures differently.  Whenever we present a non-GAAP financial measure in an SEC filing, we are also required to present the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP and reconcile the differences between the non-GAAP financial measure and such comparable GAAP measure.

Management believes adjusting net interest income, net interest margin and net interest spread to a fully taxable-equivalent basis is a standard practice in the banking industry as these measures provide useful information to make peer comparisons.  Tax-equivalent adjustments are reflected in the respective earning asset categories as listed in the "Average Balances with Average Yields and Rates" tables.

A reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures is included at the end of the financial statement tables.

About Southside Bancshares, Inc.

Southside Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company with approximately $7.33 billion in assets as of June 30, 2020, that owns 100% of Southside Bank.  Southside Bank currently has 59 branches in Texas and operates a network of 80 ATMs/ITMs.

During March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in response to the rapidly growing outbreak of the virus. COVID-19 has significantly impacted local, national and global economies due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines.  In compliance with social distancing guidelines issued by federal, state and local governments, we initially closed all of our grocery store branches.  As stay-at-home orders were issued by local governments in our market areas to combat the spread of the virus, we closed all traditional lobbies and wealth management and trust offices to walk-in customers, however, most of these traditional locations were offering certain services by appointment only.  All other banking services were available to customers through our drive-thrus, ATMs/ITMs and automated telephone, internet and mobile banking products.  After careful consideration and implementation of additional precautions, all locations were reopened on June 1, 2020.  We have since made adjustments to select branch hours and openings, and we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation.

To learn more about Southside Bancshares, Inc., please visit our investor relations website at https://investors.southside.com.  Our investor relations site provides a detailed overview of our activities, financial information and historical stock price data.  To receive e-mail notification of company news, events and stock activity, please register on the E-mail Notification portion of the website.  Questions or comments may be directed to Julie Shamburger at (903) 531-7134, or julie.shamburger@southside.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements of other than historical fact that are contained in this press release and in other written material, documents and oral statements issued by or on behalf of the Company may be considered to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of and subject to the safe harbor protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, nor should they be relied upon as representing management's views as of any subsequent date.  These statements may include words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "anticipate," "appear," "believe," "could," "should," "may," "likely," "intend," "probability," "risk," "target," "objective," "plans," "potential," and similar expressions.  Forward-looking statements are statements with respect to the Company's beliefs, plans, expectations, objectives, goals, anticipations, assumptions and estimates about the Company's future performance and are subject to significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.  For example, discussions about trends in asset quality, capital, liquidity, the pace of loan and revenue growth, the Company's ability to sell nonperforming assets, expense reductions, planned operational efficiencies, earnings, successful integration of completed acquisitions and certain market risk disclosures, including the impact of interest rates, tax reform and other economic factors, are based upon information presently available to management and are dependent on choices about key model characteristics and assumptions and are subject to various limitations.  By their nature, certain of the market risk disclosures are only estimates and could be materially different from what actually occurs in the future.  The most recent factor that could cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated by our forward-looking statements include the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial position, operations and prospects, including our ability to continue our business activities in certain communities we serve, the duration of the pandemic and its continued effects on financial markets, a reduction in financial transactions and business activities resulting in decreased deposits and reduced loan originations, increases in unemployment rates impacting our borrowers' ability to repay their loans, our ability to manage liquidity in a rapidly changing and unpredictable market, additional interest rate changes by the Federal Reserve and other government actions in response to the pandemic, including additional quarantines, regulations or laws enacted to counter the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.

Additional information concerning the Company and its business, including additional factors that could materially affect the Company's financial results, is included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, under "Part I - Item 1. Forward Looking Information" and "Part I - Item 1A. Risk Factors," "the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, under Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors" and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company disclaims any obligation to update any factors or to announce publicly the result of revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  As of
  2020   2019
  Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Dec 31,   Sep 30,   Jun 30,
ASSETS                  
Cash and due from banks $ 81,271     $ 71,727     $ 66,949     $ 92,300     $ 77,319  
Interest earning deposits 19,535     40,486     43,748     22,524     54,642  
Federal funds sold                 560  
Securities available for sale, at estimated fair value 2,679,521     2,813,024     2,358,597     2,240,381     2,088,787  
Securities held to maturity, at net carrying value 120,384     134,491     134,863     140,955     147,091  
Total securities 2,799,905     2,947,515     2,493,460     2,381,336     2,235,878  
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 55,689     54,696     50,087     45,039     44,718  
Loans held for sale 3,392     1,830     383     1,000     1,812  
Loans 3,852,571     3,601,002     3,568,204     3,499,917     3,460,143  
Less: Allowance for loan losses (59,868 )   (53,638 )   (24,797 )   (25,129 )   (24,705 )
Net loans 3,792,703     3,547,364     3,543,407     3,474,788     3,435,438  
Premises & equipment, net 147,715     146,212     143,912     141,683     140,105  
Goodwill 201,116     201,116     201,116     201,116     201,116  
Other intangible assets, net 11,450     12,381     13,361     14,391     15,471  
Bank owned life insurance 114,248     101,066     100,498     99,916     99,294  
Other assets 102,587     149,245     91,992     67,982     66,517  
Total assets $ 7,329,611     $ 7,273,638     $ 6,748,913     $ 6,542,075     $ 6,372,870  
                   
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                  
Noninterest bearing deposits $ 1,398,179     $ 1,065,708     $ 1,040,112     $ 1,038,695     $ 1,028,861  
Interest bearing deposits 3,672,365     3,673,415     3,662,657     3,452,072     3,450,395  
Total deposits 5,070,544     4,739,123     4,702,769     4,490,767     4,479,256  
Other borrowings and Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings 1,165,463     1,492,270     1,001,102     988,577     849,821  
Subordinated notes, net of unamortized debt
issuance costs
98,663     98,619     98,576     98,532     98,490  
Trust preferred subordinated debentures, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 60,253     60,251     60,250     60,249     60,248  
Other liabilities 117,083     87,575     81,636     93,497     97,290  
Total liabilities 6,512,006     6,477,838     5,944,333     5,731,622     5,585,105  
Shareholders' equity 817,605     795,800     804,580     810,453     787,765  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 7,329,611     $ 7,273,638     $ 6,748,913     $ 6,542,075     $ 6,372,870  
 


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  Three Months Ended
  2020   2019
  Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Dec 31,   Sep 30,   Jun 30,
Income Statement:                  
Total interest income $ 58,495     $ 60,752     $ 60,533     $ 60,555     $ 60,672  
Total interest expense 11,224     16,051     17,357     18,182     17,541  
Net interest income 47,271     44,701     43,176     42,373     43,131  
Provision for credit losses (1) 5,245     25,247     2,508     1,005     2,506  
Net interest income after provision for credit losses 42,026     19,454     40,668     41,368     40,625  
Noninterest income                  
Deposit services 5,532     6,279     6,647     6,753     6,652  
Net gain on sale of securities available for sale 2,662     5,541     42     42     416  
Gain on sale of loans 683     170     104     131     181  
Trust fees 1,221     1,305     1,685     1,523     1,520  
Bank owned life insurance 650     569     582     622     559  
Brokerage services 499     580     531     555     477  
Other 946     1,054     874     1,485     1,449  
Total noninterest income 12,193     15,498     10,465     11,111     11,254  
Noninterest expense                  
Salaries and employee benefits 18,629     19,643     19,406     18,388     17,891  
Net occupancy 3,668     3,311     3,234     3,430     3,289  
Advertising, travel & entertainment 292     832     791     593     733  
ATM expense 233     224     236     232     246  
Professional fees 1,082     1,195     1,142     1,192     1,069  
Software and data processing 1,295     1,227     1,259     1,116     1,086  
Communications 506     493     485     480     489  
FDIC insurance 174     25             437  
Amortization of intangibles 931     980     1,030     1,080     1,129  
Other (1) 3,046     2,590     3,361     2,515     3,331  
Total noninterest expense 29,856     30,520     30,944     29,026     29,700  
Income before income tax expense 24,363     4,432     20,189     23,453     22,179  
Income tax expense 2,809     479     2,854     3,661     3,569  
Net income $ 21,554     $ 3,953     $ 17,335     $ 19,792     $ 18,610  
                   
Common Share Data:      
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding 33,016     33,691     33,790     33,773     33,726  
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding 33,083     33,805     33,934     33,901     33,876  
Common shares outstanding end of period 33,032     33,012     33,823     33,795     33,749  
Earnings per common share                  
Basic $ 0.65     $ 0.12     $ 0.51     $ 0.59     $ 0.55  
Diluted 0.65     0.12     0.51     0.58     0.55  
Book value per common share 24.75     24.11     23.79     23.98     23.34  
Tangible book value per common share (2) 18.32     17.64     17.45     17.60     16.92  
Cash dividends paid per common share 0.31     0.31     0.34     0.31     0.31  
                   
Selected Performance Ratios:                  
Return on average assets 1.17 %   0.23 %   1.03 %   1.23 %   1.20 %
Return on average shareholders' equity 10.82     1.93     8.42     9.78     9.68  
Return on average tangible common equity (2) 15.24     3.11     11.97     13.96     14.12  
Average yield on earning assets (FTE) (2) 3.69     4.06     4.12     4.28     4.42  
Average rate on interest bearing liabilities 0.87     1.30     1.46     1.60     1.61  
Net interest spread (FTE) (2) 2.82     2.76     2.66     2.68     2.81  
Net interest margin (FTE) (2) 3.02     3.03     2.98     3.03     3.17  
Average earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities 129.03     126.22     128.00     128.33     128.99  
Noninterest expense to average total assets 1.63     1.78     1.85     1.80     1.91  
Efficiency ratio (FTE) (2) 48.29     51.91     53.87     50.53     51.44  

(1)  Upon adoption of CECL on January 1, 2020, the provision for credit losses is the sum of the provision for loan losses and the provision for off-balance-sheet credit exposures.  Prior to the adoption of CECL, the provision for off-balance-sheet credit exposures was included in other noninterest expense.
(2)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" at the end of the financial statement tables in this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest GAAP financial measure.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended
  2020   2019
  Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Dec 31,   Sep 30,   Jun 30,
Nonperforming Assets: $ 17,600     $ 17,403     $ 17,449     $ 29,747     $ 29,363  
Nonaccrual loans (1) 5,639     5,221     4,963     17,148     16,376  
Accruing loans past due more than 90 days (1)                  
Troubled debt restructured loans (2) 11,367     11,448     12,014     11,683     11,918  
Other real estate owned 586     734     472     912     1,069  
Repossessed assets 8             4      
                   
Asset Quality Ratios:                  
Nonaccruing loans to total loans 0.15 %   0.14 %   0.14 %   0.49 %   0.47 %
Allowance for loan losses to nonaccruing loans 1,061.68     1,027.35     499.64     146.54     150.86  
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming assets 340.16     308.21     142.11     84.48     84.14  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.55     1.49     0.69     0.72     0.71  
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.24     0.24     0.26     0.45     0.46  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans 0.01     0.06     0.32     0.07     0.23  
                   
Capital Ratios:                  
Shareholders' equity to total assets 11.15     10.94     11.92     12.39     12.36  
Common equity tier 1 capital 13.68     12.81     14.07     14.19     14.02  
Tier 1 risk-based capital 15.06     14.13     15.46     15.61     15.46  
Total risk-based capital 18.51     17.35     18.43     18.65     18.52  
Tier 1 leverage capital 9.05     9.45     10.18     10.46     10.48  
Period end tangible equity to period end tangible assets (3) 8.50     8.25     9.03     9.40     9.28  
Average shareholders' equity to average total assets 10.86     11.94     12.28     12.54     12.36  

(1)  Prior to the adoption of CECL, excluded purchased credit impaired loans measured at fair value at acquisition if the timing and amount of cash flows expected to be collected from those sales could be reasonably estimated.
(2)  Prior to the adoption of CECL, included $0.8 million in PCI loans restructured as of December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
(3)  Refer to the "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" at the end of the financial statement tables in this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest GAAP financial measure.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  Three Months Ended
  2020   2019
Loan Portfolio Composition Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Dec 31,   Sep 30,   Jun 30,
Real Estate Loans:                  
Construction $ 570,801     $ 603,952     $ 644,948     $ 621,040     $ 579,565  
1-4 Family Residential 761,815     787,875     787,562     792,638     782,073  
Commercial 1,406,541     1,350,818     1,250,208     1,236,307     1,251,248  
Commercial Loans 639,162     383,984     401,521     382,077     389,521  
Municipal Loans 377,428     375,934     383,960     366,906     357,028  
Loans to Individuals 96,824     98,439     100,005     100,949     100,708  
Total Loans $ 3,852,571     $ 3,601,002     $ 3,568,204     $ 3,499,917     $ 3,460,143  
                   
Summary of Changes in Allowances:                  
Allowance for Loan Losses                  
Balance at beginning of period $ 53,638     $ 24,797     $ 25,129     $ 24,705     $ 24,155  
Impact of CECL adoption (1) - cumulative effect adjustment     5,072              
Impact of CECL adoption - purchased loans with credit deterioration     231              
Loans charged-off (546 )   (995 )   (3,251 )   (1,000 )   (2,397 )
Recoveries of loans charged-off 436     451     411     419     441  
Net loans (charged-off) recovered (110 )   (544 )   (2,840 )   (581 )   (1,956 )
Provision for (reversal of) for loan losses 6,340     24,082     2,508     1,005     2,506  
Balance at end of period $ 59,868     $ 53,638     $ 24,797     $ 25,129     $ 24,705  
                   
Allowance for Off-Balance-Sheet Credit Exposures                  
Balance at beginning of period $ 7,460     $ 1,455     $ 1,540     $ 1,859     $ 1,834  
Impact of CECL adoption (1)     4,840              
Provision for (reversal of) off-balance-sheet credit exposures (2) (1,095 )   1,165     (85 )   (319 )   25  
Balance at end of period $ 6,365     $ 7,460     $ 1,455     $ 1,540     $ 1,859  
Total Allowance for Credit Losses $ 66,233     $ 61,098     $ 26,252     $ 26,669     $ 26,564  

(1)  We adopted ASU 2016-13, "Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments" on January 1, 2020.  ASU 2016-13 replaced the incurred loss model with an expected loss methodology that is referred to as current expected credit losses ("CECL").  Adoption of this guidance on January 1, 2020, resulted in a cumulative-effect adjustment to reduce retained earnings by $7.8 million, net of tax.
(2)  Prior to the adoption of CECL on January 1, 2020, the provision for off-balance-sheet credit exposures was included in other noninterest expense.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share data)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2020   2019
Income Statement:      
Total interest income $ 119,247     $ 119,699  
Total interest expense 27,275     35,443  
Net interest income 91,972     84,256  
Provision for credit losses (1) 30,492     1,588  
Net interest income after provision for credit losses 61,480     82,668  
Noninterest income      
Deposit services 11,811     12,638  
Net gain on sale of securities available for sale 8,203     672  
Gain on sale of loans 853     274  
Trust fees 2,526     3,061  
Bank owned life insurance 1,219     1,103  
Brokerage services 1,079     994  
Other 2,000     2,050  
Total noninterest income 27,691     20,792  
Noninterest expense      
Salaries and employee benefits 38,272     35,937  
Net occupancy 6,979     6,464  
Advertising, travel & entertainment 1,124     1,580  
ATM expense 457     426  
Professional fees 2,277     2,383  
Software and data processing 2,522     2,162  
Communications 999     976  
FDIC insurance 199     859  
Amortization of intangibles 1,911     2,308  
Other (1) 5,636     6,232  
Total noninterest expense 60,376     59,327  
Income before income tax expense 28,795     44,133  
Income tax expense 3,288     6,706  
Net income $ 25,507     $ 37,427  
       
Common Share Data:      
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding 33,353     33,711  
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding 33,445     33,862  
Common shares outstanding end of period 33,032     33,749  
Earnings per common share      
Basic $ 0.76     $ 1.11  
Diluted 0.76     1.11  
Book value per common share 24.75     23.34  
Tangible book value per common share (2) 18.32     16.92  
Cash dividends paid per common share 0.62     0.61  
       
Selected Performance Ratios:      
Return on average assets 0.72 %   1.20 %
Return on average shareholders' equity 6.31     10.00  
Return on average tangible common equity (2) 9.06     14.75  
Average yield on earning assets (FTE) (2) 3.87     4.37  
Average rate on interest bearing liabilities 1.08     1.61  
Net interest spread (FTE) (2) 2.79     2.76  
Net interest margin (FTE) (2) 3.02     3.12  
Average earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities 127.66     128.34  
Noninterest expense to average total assets 1.70     1.91  
Efficiency ratio (FTE) (2) 50.06     52.53  

(1)  Upon adoption of CECL on January 1, 2020, the provision for credit losses is the sum of the provision for loan losses and the provision for off-balance-sheet credit exposures.  Prior to the adoption of CECL, the provision for off-balance-sheet credit exposures was included in other noninterest expense.
(2)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" at the end of the financial statement tables in this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest GAAP financial measure.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2020   2019
Nonperforming Assets: $ 17,600     $ 29,363  
Nonaccrual loans (1) 5,639     16,376  
Accruing loans past due more than 90 days (1)      
Troubled debt restructured loans (2) 11,367     11,918  
Other real estate owned 586     1,069  
Repossessed assets 8      
       
Asset Quality Ratios:      
Nonaccruing loans to total loans 0.15 %   0.47 %
Allowance for loan losses to nonaccruing loans 1,061.68     150.86  
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming assets 340.16     84.14  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.55     0.71  
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.24     0.46  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans 0.04     0.24  
       
Capital Ratios:      
Shareholders' equity to total assets 11.15     12.36  
Common equity tier 1 capital 13.68     14.02  
Tier 1 risk-based capital 15.06     15.46  
Total risk-based capital 18.51     18.52  
Tier 1 leverage capital 9.05     10.48  
Period end tangible equity to period end tangible assets (3) 8.50     9.28  
Average shareholders' equity to average total assets 11.38     12.03  

(1)  Prior to the adoption of CECL, excluded purchased credit impaired loans measured at fair value at acquisition if the timing and amount of cash flows expected to be collected from those sales could be reasonably estimated.
(2)  Prior to the adoption of CECL, included $0.8 million in PCI loans restructured as of June 30, 2019.
(3)  Refer to the "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" at the end of the financial statement tables in this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest GAAP financial measure.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share data)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
Loan Portfolio Composition 2020   2019
Real Estate Loans:      
Construction $ 570,801     $ 579,565  
1-4 Family Residential 761,815     782,073  
Commercial 1,406,541     1,251,248  
Commercial Loans 639,162     389,521  
Municipal Loans 377,428     357,028  
Loans to Individuals 96,824     100,708  
Total Loans $ 3,852,571     $ 3,460,143  
       
Summary of Changes in Allowances:      
Allowance for Loan Losses      
Balance at beginning of period $ 24,797     $ 27,019  
Impact of CECL adoption (1) - cumulative effect adjustment 5,072      
Impact of CECL adoption - purchased loans with credit deterioration 231      
Loans charged-off (1,541 )   (4,682 )
Recoveries of loans charged-off 887     780  
 Net loans (charged-off) recovered (654 )   (3,902 )
Provision for (reversal of) for loan losses 30,422     1,588  
Balance at end of period $ 59,868     $ 24,705  
       
Allowance for Off-Balance-Sheet Credit Exposures      
Balance at beginning of period $ 1,455     $ 1,890  
Impact of CECL adoption (1) 4,840      
Provision for (reversal of) off-balance-sheet credit exposures (2) 70     (31 )
Balance at end of period $ 6,365     $ 1,859  
Total Allowance for Credit Losses $ 66,233     $ 26,564  

(1)  We adopted ASU 2016-13, "Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments" on January 1, 2020.  ASU 2016-13 replaced the incurred loss model with an expected loss methodology that is referred to as current expected credit losses ("CECL").  Adoption of this guidance on January 1, 2020, resulted in a cumulative-effect adjustment to reduce retained earnings by $7.8 million, net of tax.
(2)  Prior to the adoption of CECL on January 1, 2020, the provision for off-balance-sheet credit exposures was included in other noninterest expense.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Average Balances and Average Yields and Rates (Annualized) (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

The tables that follow show average earning assets and interest bearing liabilities together with the average yield on the earning assets and the average rate of the interest bearing liabilities for the periods presented.  The interest and related yields presented are on a fully taxable-equivalent basis and are therefore non-GAAP measures.  See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" for more information.

  Three Months Ended
  June 30, 2020   March 31, 2020
  Average Balance   Interest   Average Yield/Rate   Average Balance   Interest   Average Yield/Rate
ASSETS                      
Loans (1) $ 3,826,383     $ 39,766     4.18 %   $ 3,587,143     $ 42,554     4.77 %
Loans held for sale 3,213     28     3.50 %   831     9     4.36 %
Securities:                      
Taxable investment securities (2) 94,247     732     3.12 %   70,293     512     2.93 %
Tax-exempt investment securities (2) 1,320,772     11,560     3.52 %   888,906     7,837     3.55 %
Mortgage-backed and related securities (2) 1,359,941     9,044     2.67 %   1,598,374     11,534     2.90 %
Total securities 2,774,960     21,336     3.09 %   2,557,573     19,883     3.13 %
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost, and equity investments 67,582     360     2.14 %   62,976     425     2.71 %
Interest earning deposits 24,097     23     0.38 %   40,236     180     1.80 %
Total earning assets 6,696,235     61,513     3.69 %   6,248,759     63,051     4.06 %
Cash and due from banks 78,326             76,739          
Accrued interest and other assets 660,411             611,017          
Less: Allowance for loan losses (55,908 )           (30,373 )        
Total assets $ 7,379,064             $ 6,906,142          
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                      
Savings accounts $ 426,420     187     0.18 %   $ 384,863     237     0.25 %
Certificates of deposits 1,187,665     4,817     1.63 %   1,362,427     6,346     1.87 %
Interest bearing demand accounts 2,013,770     1,225     0.24 %   1,975,837     3,336     0.68 %
Total interest bearing deposits 3,627,855     6,229     0.69 %   3,723,127     9,919     1.07 %
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings 1,197,097     2,929     0.98 %   999,070     3,974     1.60 %
Subordinated notes, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 98,641     1,412     5.76 %   98,597     1,411     5.76 %
Trust preferred subordinated debentures, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 60,252     491     3.28 %   60,234     600     4.01 %
Other borrowings 205,724     163     0.32 %   69,846     147     0.85 %
Total interest bearing liabilities 5,189,569     11,224     0.87 %   4,950,874     16,051     1.30 %
Noninterest bearing deposits 1,310,651             1,042,341          
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 77,431             88,168          
Total liabilities 6,577,651             6,081,383          
Shareholders' equity 801,413             824,759          
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 7,379,064             $ 6,906,142          
Net interest income (FTE)     $ 50,289             $ 47,000      
Net interest margin (FTE)         3.02 %           3.03 %
Net interest spread (FTE)         2.82 %           2.76 %

(1)  Interest on loans includes net fees on loans that are not material in amount.
(2)  For the purpose of calculating the average yield, the average balance of securities is presented at historical cost.

Note:  As of June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, loans totaling $5.6 million and $5.2 million, respectively, were on nonaccrual status.  Our policy is to reverse previously accrued but unpaid interest on nonaccrual loans; thereafter, interest income is recorded to the extent received when appropriate.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Average Balances and Average Yields and Rates (Annualized) (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  Three Months Ended
  December 31, 2019   September 30, 2019
  Average Balance   Interest   Average Yield/Rate   Average Balance   Interest   Average Yield/Rate
ASSETS                      
Loans (1) $ 3,540,274     $ 43,166     4.84 %   $ 3,477,187     $ 43,780     5.00 %
Loans held for sale 1,114     9     3.21 %   2,497     26     4.13 %
Securities:                      
Taxable investment securities (2) 10,083     86     3.38 %   3,000     26     3.44 %
Tax-exempt investment securities (2) 699,868     6,431     3.65 %   555,835     5,328     3.80 %
Mortgage-backed and related securities (2) 1,674,503     12,197     2.89 %   1,660,331     12,569     3.00 %
Total securities 2,384,454     18,714     3.11 %   2,219,166     17,923     3.20 %
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost, and equity investments 59,743     437     2.90 %   57,108     422     2.93 %
Interest earning deposits 44,039     247     2.23 %   26,746     206     3.06 %
Total earning assets 6,029,624     62,573     4.12 %   5,782,704     62,357     4.28 %
Cash and due from banks 72,018             73,815          
Accrued interest and other assets 574,124             570,657          
Less: Allowance for loan losses (25,618 )           (24,938 )        
Total assets $ 6,650,148             $ 6,402,238          
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                      
Savings accounts $ 372,798     262     0.28 %   $ 367,615     270     0.29 %
Certificates of deposit 1,204,392     6,172     2.03 %   1,118,410     6,011     2.13 %
Interest bearing demand accounts 1,936,969     4,067     0.83 %   1,966,764     5,085     1.03 %
Total interest bearing deposits 3,514,159     10,501     1.19 %   3,452,789     11,366     1.31 %
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings 1,019,844     4,716     1.83 %   881,088     4,647     2.09 %
Subordinated notes, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 98,554     1,426     5.74 %   98,511     1,425     5.74 %
Trust preferred subordinated debentures, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 60,250     643     4.23 %   60,248     685     4.51 %
Other borrowings 17,874     71     1.58 %   13,401     59     1.75 %
Total interest bearing liabilities 4,710,681     17,357     1.46 %   4,506,037     18,182     1.60 %
Noninterest bearing deposits 1,049,211             1,020,325          
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 73,408             72,923          
Total liabilities 5,833,300             5,599,285          
Shareholders' equity 816,848             802,953          
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 6,650,148             $ 6,402,238          
Net interest income (FTE)     $ 45,216             $ 44,175      
Net interest margin (FTE)         2.98 %           3.03 %
Net interest spread (FTE)         2.66 %           2.68 %

(1)  Interest on loans includes net fees on loans that are not material in amount.
(2)  For the purpose of calculating the average yield, the average balance of securities is presented at historical cost.

Note:  As of December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019, loans totaling $5.0 million and $17.1 million, respectively, were on nonaccrual status.  Our policy is to reverse previously accrued but unpaid interest on nonaccrual loans; thereafter, interest income is recorded to the extent received when appropriate.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Average Balances and Average Yields and Rates (Annualized) (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  Three Months Ended
  June 30, 2019
  Average Balance   Interest   Average Yield/Rate
ASSETS          
Loans (1) $ 3,387,323     $ 43,559     5.16 %
Loans held for sale 1,965     21     4.29 %
Securities:          
Taxable investment securities (2) 3,000     27     3.61 %
Tax-exempt investment securities (2) 459,996     4,513     3.94 %
Mortgage-backed and related securities (2) 1,680,109     13,246     3.16 %
Total securities 2,143,105     17,786     3.33 %
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost, and equity investments 52,311     440     3.37 %
Interest earning deposits 66,017     411     2.50 %
Federal funds sold 3,365     39     4.65 %
Total earning assets 5,654,086     62,256     4.42 %
Cash and due from banks 78,757          
Accrued interest and other assets 534,835          
Less: Allowance for loan losses (24,838 )        
Total assets $ 6,242,840          
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Savings accounts $ 365,205     262     0.29 %
Certificates of deposit 1,119,464     5,861     2.10 %
Interest bearing demand accounts 1,969,593     5,334     1.09 %
Total interest bearing deposits 3,454,262     11,457     1.33 %
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings 755,748     3,899     2.07 %
Subordinated notes, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 98,469     1,410     5.74 %
Trust preferred subordinated debentures, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 60,247     718     4.78 %
Other borrowings 14,530     57     1.57 %
Total interest bearing liabilities 4,383,256     17,541     1.61 %
Noninterest bearing deposits 1,014,746          
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 73,494          
Total liabilities 5,471,496          
Shareholders' equity 771,344          
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 6,242,840          
Net interest income (FTE)     $ 44,715      
Net interest margin (FTE)         3.17 %
Net interest spread (FTE)         2.81 %

(1)  Interest on loans includes net fees on loans that are not material in amount.
(2)  For the purpose of calculating the average yield, the average balance of securities is presented at historical cost.

Note:  As of June 30, 2019, loans totaling $16.4 million were on nonaccrual status.  Our policy is to reverse previously accrued but unpaid interest on nonaccrual loans; thereafter, interest income is recorded to the extent received when appropriate.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Average Balances and Average Yields and Rates (Annualized) (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2020   June 30, 2019
  Average Balance   Interest   Average Yield/Rate   Average Balance   Interest   Average Yield/Rate
ASSETS                      
Loans (1) $ 3,706,763     $ 82,320     4.47 %   $ 3,342,244     $ 85,769     5.17 %
Loans held for sale 2,022     37     3.68 %   1,292     28     4.37 %
Securities:                      
Taxable investment securities (2) 82,270     1,244     3.04 %   3,000     55     3.70 %
Tax-exempt investment securities (2) 1,104,839     19,397     3.53 %   559,041     10,245     3.70 %
Mortgage-backed and related securities (2) 1,479,157     20,578     2.80 %   1,663,926     25,720     3.12 %
Total securities 2,666,266     41,219     3.11 %   2,225,967     36,020     3.26 %
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost, and equity investments 65,279     785     2.42 %   53,034     795     3.02 %
Interest earning deposits 32,167     203     1.27 %   65,357     797     2.46 %
Federal funds sold             5,489     86     3.16 %
Total earning assets 6,472,497     124,564     3.87 %   5,693,383     123,495     4.37 %
Cash and due from banks 77,533             80,940          
Accrued interest and other assets 635,540             523,926          
Less: Allowance for loan losses (43,141 )           (25,943 )        
Total assets $ 7,142,429             $ 6,272,306          
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                      
Savings accounts $ 405,642     424     0.21 %   $ 362,947     520     0.29 %
Certificates of deposit 1,275,046     11,163     1.76 %   1,136,738     11,558     2.05 %
Interest bearing demand accounts 1,994,803     4,561     0.46 %   1,976,205     10,620     1.08 %
Total interest bearing deposits 3,675,491     16,148     0.88 %   3,475,890     22,698     1.32 %
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings 1,098,083     6,903     1.26 %   785,901     8,356     2.14 %
Subordinated notes, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 98,619     2,823     5.76 %   98,448     2,810     5.76 %
Trust preferred subordinated debentures, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 60,252     1,091     3.64 %   60,247     1,447     4.84 %
Other borrowings 137,785     310     0.45 %   15,653     132     1.70 %
Total interest bearing liabilities 5,070,230     27,275     1.08 %   4,436,139     35,443     1.61 %
Noninterest bearing deposits 1,176,496             1,000,623          
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 82,617             81,167          
Total liabilities 6,329,343             5,517,929          
Shareholders' equity 813,086             754,377          
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 7,142,429             $ 6,272,306          
Net interest income (FTE)     $ 97,289             $ 88,052      
Net interest margin (FTE)         3.02 %           3.12 %
Net interest spread (FTE)         2.79 %           2.76 %

(1)  Interest on loans includes net fees on loans that are not material in amount.
(2)  For the purpose of calculating the average yield, the average balance of securities is presented at historical cost.

Note:  As of June 30, 2020 and 2019, loans totaling $5.6 million and $16.4 million, respectively, were on nonaccrual status.  Our policy is to reverse previously accrued but unpaid interest on nonaccrual loans; thereafter, interest income is recorded to the extent received when appropriate.


Southside Bancshares, Inc.
Non-GAAP Reconciliation (Unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share data)

The following tables set forth the reconciliation of return on average common equity to return on average tangible common equity, book value per share to tangible book value per share, net interest income to net interest income adjusted to a fully taxable-equivalent basis assuming a 21% marginal tax rate for interest earned on tax-exempt assets such as municipal loans and investment securities, along with the calculation of total revenue, adjusted noninterest expense, efficiency ratio (FTE), net interest margin (FTE) and net interest spread (FTE) for the applicable periods presented.

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    2020   2019   June 30,
    Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Dec 31,   Sep 30,   Jun 30,   2020   2019
Reconciliation of return on average common equity to return on average tangible common equity:                            
Net income   $ 21,554     $ 3,953     $ 17,335     $ 19,792     $ 18,610     $ 25,507     $ 37,427  
After-tax amortization expense   735     774     814     853     892     1,510     1,823  
Adjusted net income available to common shareholders   $ 22,289     $ 4,727     $ 18,149     $ 20,645     $ 19,502     $ 27,017     $ 39,250  
                             
Average shareholders' equity   $ 801,413     $ 824,759     $ 816,848     $ 802,953     $ 771,344     $ 813,086     $ 754,377  
Less: Average intangibles for the period   (213,135 )   (214,104 )   (215,101 )   (216,169 )   (217,266 )   (213,620 )   (217,849 )
Average tangible shareholders' equity   $ 588,278     $ 610,655     $ 601,747     $ 586,784     $ 554,078     $ 599,466     $ 536,528  
                             
Return on average tangible common equity   15.24 %   3.11 %   11.97 %   13.96 %   14.12 %   9.06 %   14.75 %
                             
Reconciliation of book value per share to tangible book value per share:                            
Common equity at end of period   $ 817,605     $ 795,800     $ 804,580     $ 810,453     $ 787,765     $ 817,605     $ 787,765  
Less: Intangible assets at end of period   (212,566 )   (213,497 )   (214,477 )   (215,507 )   (216,587 )   (212,566 )   (216,587 )
Tangible common shareholders' equity at end of period   $ 605,039     $ 582,303     $ 590,103     $ 594,946     $ 571,178     $ 605,039     $ 571,178  
                             
Total assets at end of period   $ 7,329,611     $ 7,273,638     $ 6,748,913     $ 6,542,075     $ 6,372,870     $ 7,329,611     $ 6,372,870  
Less: Intangible assets at end of period   (212,566 )   (213,497 )   (214,477 )   (215,507 )   (216,587 )   (212,566 )   (216,587 )
Tangible assets at end of period   $ 7,117,045     $ 7,060,141     $ 6,534,436     $ 6,326,568     $ 6,156,283     $ 7,117,045     $ 6,156,283  
                             
Period end tangible equity to period end tangible assets   8.50 %   8.25 %   9.03 %   9.40 %   9.28 %   8.50 %   9.28 %
                             
Common shares outstanding end of period   33,032     33,012     33,823     33,795     33,749     33,032     33,749  
Tangible book value per common share   $ 18.32     $ 17.64     $ 17.45     $ 17.60     $ 16.92     $ 18.32     $ 16.92  
                             
Reconciliation of efficiency ratio to efficiency ratio (FTE), net interest margin to net interest margin (FTE) and net interest spread to net interest spread (FTE):                            
Net interest income (GAAP)   $ 47,271     $ 44,701     $ 43,176     $ 42,373     $ 43,131     $ 91,972     $ 84,256  
Tax equivalent adjustments:                            
Loans   679     668     653     641     598     1,347     1,196  
Tax-exempt investment securities   2,339     1,631     1,387     1,161     986     3,970     2,600  
Net interest income (FTE) (1)   50,289     47,000     45,216     44,175     44,715     97,289     88,052  
Noninterest income   12,193     15,498     10,465     11,111     11,254     27,691     20,792  
Nonrecurring income (2)   (2,662 )   (5,541 )   (42 )   (42 )   (557 )   (8,203 )   (386 )
Total revenue   $ 59,820     $ 56,957     $ 55,639     $ 55,244     $ 55,412     $ 116,777     $ 108,458  
                             
Noninterest expense   $ 29,856     $ 30,520     $ 30,944     $ 29,026     $ 29,700     $ 60,376     $ 59,327  
Pre-tax amortization expense   (931 )   (980 )   (1,030 )   (1,080 )   (1,129 )   (1,911 )   (2,308 )
Nonrecurring expense (3)   (39 )   29     56     (33 )   (67 )   (10 )   (49 )
Adjusted noninterest expense   $ 28,886     $ 29,569     $ 29,970     $ 27,913     $ 28,504     $ 58,455     $ 56,970  
                             
Efficiency ratio   50.85 %   54.10 %   55.92 %   52.23 %   52.95 %   52.44 %   54.43 %
Efficiency ratio (FTE) (1)   48.29 %   51.91 %   53.87 %   50.53 %   51.44 %   50.06 %   52.53 %
                             
Average earning assets   $ 6,696,235     $ 6,248,759     $ 6,029,624     $ 5,782,704     $ 5,654,086     $ 6,472,497     $ 5,693,383  
                             
Net interest margin   2.84 %   2.88 %   2.84 %   2.91 %   3.06 %   2.86 %   2.98 %
Net interest margin (FTE) (1)   3.02 %   3.03 %   2.98 %   3.03 %   3.17 %   3.02 %   3.12 %
                             
Net interest spread   2.64 %   2.61 %   2.52 %   2.55 %   2.69 %   2.62 %   2.63 %
Net interest spread (FTE) (1)   2.82 %   2.76 %   2.66 %   2.68 %   2.81 %   2.79 %   2.76 %

(1)  These amounts are presented on a fully taxable-equivalent basis and are non-GAAP measures.
(2)  These adjustments may include net gain and loss on sale of securities available for sale and loss on fair value hedges, in the periods where applicable.
(3)  These adjustments may include foreclosure expenses, in the periods where applicable.

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