Umpqua Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

Umpqua Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

Operating earnings1of $0.24 per diluted share, representing a 4% increase over the same period prior year
Non-covered loans and leases grew 7% on a sequential quarter basis
Excluding acquisition, non-covered loans and leases grew $191 million, or 3%, over prior quarter
Net interest margin of 4.23%, representing a 50 basis point increase over the prior quarter
Non-covered, non-performing assets decreased 8% from the prior quarter, to 0.54% of total assets
Completed acquisition of Financial Pacific Holding Corporation
Announced merger with Sterling Financial Corporation
Mortgage banking revenue of $15.1 million

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NAS: UMPQ) , parent company of Umpqua Bank and Umpqua Investments Inc., today announced third quarter 2013 net earnings available to common shareholders of $23.3 million, or $0.21 per diluted common share, compared to net earnings available to common shareholders of $26.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2013, and $25.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted common share, for the same period in the prior year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company is reporting net earnings available to common shareholders of $72.5 million, or $0.65 per diluted common share, compared to net earnings available to common shareholders of $73.4 million, or $0.65 per diluted common share for the same period of the prior year.


Operating earnings, defined as earnings available to common shareholders before gains or losses on junior subordinated debentures carried at fair value, net of tax; bargain purchase gains on acquisitions, net of tax; merger related expenses, net of tax; and goodwill impairment, were $26.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted common share for the third quarter of 2013, compared to operating earnings of $26.9 million, or $0.24 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2013, and $25.4 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share, for the same period in the prior year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company is reporting operating earnings of $77.8 million, or $0.69 per diluted common share, compared to operating earnings of $74.6 million, or $0.67 per diluted common share for the same period of the prior year.

Significant financial statement items for the third quarter of 2013 include:

  • Non-covered loans and leases grew $442 million, or 7%, over the prior quarter;
  • Excluding the net amount acquired through the Financial Pacific Holding Corporation ("FinPac") transaction, non-covered loans and leases grew $191 million and non-covered loan commitments increased $223 million;
  • Completed the acquisition of FinPac which contributed $6.0 million to operating earnings for the quarter;
  • Adjusted net interest margin 2 of 4.16%, representing a 59 basis points increase over the prior quarter. The sequential quarter increase in adjusted net interest margin primarily resulted from FinPac operations, lower average interest bearing cash and organic loan growth during the quarter;
  • Mortgage banking revenue of $15.1 million on closed loan volume of $463 million;
  • Non-covered, non-performing assets continue to decline, down to 0.54% of total assets. FinPac contributed $2.6 million of non-performing loans as of September 30, 2013, adding 2 basis points to our non-covered, non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets ratio;
  • Provision for non-covered loan and lease losses of $3.0 million and non-covered net charge-offs of $4.2 million;
  • Cost of interest bearing deposits of 0.29% and cost of total interest bearing liabilities of 0.50%;
  • Tangible common equity ratio of 8.78%;
  • Total risk-based capital of 14.82%, and Tier 1 common to risk weighted asset ratio of 11.08%;
  • Declared a dividend of $0.15 per common share in the third quarter, representing a 71% payout ratio for the quarter, and;
  • Announced the merger agreement with Sterling Financial Corporation

"This past quarter was another strong period for Umpqua, highlighted by strong earnings in spite of reduced home lending volume, continued loan growth, the completion of our Financial Pacific acquisition that already is accretive to earnings, as well as the opening of our San Francisco flagship store," said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation. "We were also pleased to announce the pending merger of Sterling Financial Corporation into Umpqua, which once approved will result in Umpqua becoming the largest community bank in the Western United States. This transaction will add significant forward momentum to the company and position the company for future growth."

1 Operating earnings is considered "non-GAAP" financial measure. More information regarding this measurement and a reconciliation to the comparable GAAP measurement is provided under the heading Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.

2 Adjusted net interest margin is considered a "non-GAAP" financial measure. More information regarding this measurement and a reconciliation to the comparable GAAP measurement is provided under the heading Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.

Acquisition of Financial Pacific Holding Corporation

The Company completed its acquisition of FinPac on July 1, 2013. The purchase price was approximately $156.1 million and paid with cash. After purchase accounting fair value adjustments, Umpqua Bank acquired assets totaling $376.1 million, including $264.3 million of leases, and assumed $211.2 million of term debt. In connection with this acquisition the Company recorded $97.0 million in goodwill. Please refer to table 6 - Estimated fair values of assets and liabilities acquired from FinPac in this release for additional information related to the fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed from the FinPac acquisition. As expected, the acquisition of FinPac has been immediately accretive to operating earnings per share. FinPac contributed operating earnings of approximately $6.0 million in the third quarter.

Balance sheet

Total consolidated assets as of September 30, 2013 were $11.6 billion, compared to $11.4 billion on June 30, 2013 and $11.5 billion a year ago. Total gross loans and leases (covered and non-covered), and deposits, were $7.6 billion and $9.1 billion, respectively, as of September 30, 2013, as compared to $7.2 billion and $9.0 billion, respectively, as of June 30, 2013, and $6.8 billion and $9.1 billion, respectively, as of September 30, 2012.

Excluding the net amount acquired through the FinPac transaction (representing the acquired balance net of the $13.3 million of Umpqua Bank loans outstanding to FinPac immediately prior to acquisition), total non-covered loans held for investment increased $190.8 million during the third quarter of 2013. The increase primarily relates to commercial real estate (term financing & construction) as well residential mortgage production in the quarter. Covered loans declined $22.0 million during the third quarter of 2013. The covered loan portfolio will continue to decline over time as loan payments are received, covered loans are refinanced or modified out of loss sharing, or as we work out and resolve troubled credits.

Total deposits increased $110.9 million on a sequential quarter basis, and decreased $32.7 million from the same period of the prior year. The quarter over quarter period end increase in deposits result from timing differences on normal recurring deposit inflows, partially offset by the transfer of balances to securities sold under agreement to repurchase products. The increase in securities sold under agreements to repurchase over the prior periods reflects outflows from deposit balances and results from the FDIC discontinuing banking institutions' ability to collateralize uninsured non-public funds deposits, while various customers still require or prefer some form of collateralization based on their business requirements.

Due to the significant amount of liquidity in the banking system and generally unattractive bond market conditions since the second half of 2009, the Company has been holding larger levels of interest bearing cash rather than investing all excess liquidity into the bond market. At September 30, 2013, the Company had $503 million of interest bearing cash earning 0.25%, the target Federal Funds Rate. The Company's available for sale investment portfolio was $1.9 billion as of September 30, 2013, representing an 8% decrease from the prior quarter and a 34% decline from the same period of the prior year. During 2013 the Company has not reinvested investment cash flows back into the portfolio given the unattractive market prices and yields. The proceeds from the reduction in the investment portfolio have been utilized to fund noncovered loan growth in the quarter. Additionally, in conjunction with the July 1, 2013 acquisition of FinPac, the Company utilized approximately $367 million to complete the purchase and payoff their outstanding borrowing lines. The Company plans to hold an increased interest bearing cash position relative to historical levels until the investment alternatives in the market improve from both a return and duration standpoint and to fund anticipated future non-covered loan production and acquisition activities.

Including secured off-balance sheet lines of credit, total available liquidity to the Company was $3.9 billion as of September 30, 2013, representing 34% of total assets and 42% of total deposits.

Net interest margin

The Company reported a net interest margin of 4.23% for the third quarter of 2013, as compared to 3.73% for the second quarter of 2013, and 3.98% for the third quarter of 2012. The increase in net interest margin in the current quarter over the prior quarter primarily resulted from the acquired operations of FinPac that increased net interest margin 56 basis points due to the high yielding coupon characteristics of their lease portfolio. Other factors that contributed to the increase in net interest margin for the current quarter include the increase in average non-covered loans outstanding, the decrease in average interest bearing cash, an increase in investment yields, a decrease in the cost of interest bearing deposits, and a decline in average interest bearing liabilities, partially offset by a 10 basis point decline in non-covered loan yields excluding the FinPac acquired lease portfolio, the decrease in average covered loan balances, and the decrease in loan disposal gains from the covered loan portfolio. The increase in net interest margin in the current quarter over the same period of the prior year was largely due to the same factors noted above.

Loan disposal activities within the covered loan portfolio, either through loans being paid off in full or transferred to OREO, result in gains within covered loan interest income to the extent assets received in satisfaction of debt (such as cash or the net realizable value of OREO received) exceed the allocated carrying value of the loan disposed of from the pool. Loan disposal activities contributed $1.8 million of interest income in the third quarter of 2013, as compared to $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2013 and $5.9 million in the third quarter of 2012. While dispositions of covered loans positively impact interest income and net interest margin, we recognize a corresponding decrease to the change in FDIC indemnification asset at the incremental loss-sharing rate within non-interest income.

Interest and fee reversals on non-accrual loans during the third quarter of 2013 remained low totaling $203 thousand, reflecting the continued stability of the non-covered loan portfolio, as compared to reversals of $33 thousand for the second quarter of 2013 and reversals of $174 thousand in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding the impact of loan disposal gains and interest and fee reversals on non-accrual loans, our adjusted net interest margin was 4.16% for the third quarter of 2013, 3.57% for the second quarter of 2013 and 3.76% for the third quarter of 2012. The sequential quarter increase in adjusted net interest margin is primarily attributable to FinPac's contribution to net interest income in the quarter. More information regarding this measurement and reconciliation to the comparable GAAP measurement is provided under the heading Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.

The cost of interest bearing deposits was 0.29% for the third quarter of 2013, 6 basis points lower than the second quarter of 2013, and 14 basis points lower than the third quarter of 2012. The decline in the cost of interest bearing deposits in the quarter primarily related to a large balance of long term certificates of deposit originated in previous higher interest rate environments that matured and repriced at significantly lower rates in the third quarter. Management closely and continually monitors market deposit rates and develops our pricing strategy to ensure we are competitive in the market and in-line with our liquidity position and funding needs.

Mortgage banking revenue

The Company generated $15.1 million in total mortgage banking revenue during the third quarter of 2013, on closed loan volume of $463 million. This represents a 23% decrease in production volume compared to the second quarter of 2013 and a 25% decrease in production compared to the same period of the prior year. The third quarter's sequential quarter decrease in production primarily related to lower refinance activity not fully offset by higher purchase activity, attributable to an increase in mortgage rates and the continued improvement of the housing sector. In the third quarter of 2013, the Company recognized a decrease in the fair value of the mortgage servicing right assets in the income statement of $0.4 million. Of the current quarter's production 66% related to purchase activity, as compared to 49% in the second quarter of 2013 and 32% in the third quarter of 2012. Income from the origination and sale of mortgage loans was $12.8 million in the third quarter of 2013, representing a 37% decrease from the prior quarter, and a 52% decrease compared to the same quarter of the prior year. Servicing revenue was $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2013, representing an 8% increase from the prior quarter, and a 61% increase compared to the same quarter of the prior year, due to the growth in the total serviced portfolio principal balance. As of September 30, 2013, the Company serviced $4.2 billion of mortgage loans for others, and the related mortgage servicing right asset is valued at $41.9 million, or 1.00% of the total serviced portfolio principal balance.

Fair value of junior subordinated debentures

The Company recognized a $0.6 million loss from the change in fair value of junior subordinated debentures during the third quarter of 2013. The majority of the fair value difference under par value relates to the $61.8 million of junior subordinated debentures issued in the third quarter of 2007, which carry interest rate spreads of 135 and 275 basis points over the 3 month LIBOR. As of September 30, 2013, the credit risk adjusted interest spread for potential new issuances was estimated to be significantly higher than the contractual spread. The difference between these spreads has created a cumulative gain in fair value of the Company's junior subordinated debentures, which results from their carrying amount compared to the estimated amount that would be paid to transfer the liability in an orderly transaction among market participants.

As these instruments are no longer being originated or actively traded in the primary or secondary markets, the quarterly fair value adjustments are difficult to estimate. We utilize an income approach valuation technique to determine the fair value of these liabilities using our estimation of market discount rate assumptions. The Company monitors activity in the trust preferred and related markets, to the extent available, changes related to the current and anticipated future interest rate environment, and considers our entity-specific creditworthiness, to validate the reasonableness of the credit risk adjusted spread and effective yield utilized in our discounted cash flow model. Absent changes to the significant inputs utilized in the discounted cash flow model used to measure the fair value of these instruments at each reporting period, the cumulative discount for each junior subordinated debenture will reverse over time, ultimately returning the carrying values of these instruments to their notional values at their expected redemption dates.

On July 2, 2013, the federal banking regulators approved the final proposed rules that revise the regulatory capital rules to incorporate certain revisions by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to the Basel capital framework (Basel III). Under the final rule, consistent with Section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, bank holding companies with less than $15 billion assets as of December 31, 2009 will be grandfathered and may continue to include these instruments in Tier 1 capital, subject to certain restrictions. However, if an institution grows above $15 billion as a result of an acquisition (as would result from the proposed merger with Sterling Financial Corporation), or organically grows above $15 billion and then makes an acquisition, the combined trust preferred issuances would be phased out of Tier 1 and into Tier 2 capital (75% in 2015 and 100% in 2016). If the Company exceeds $15 billion in consolidated assets other than in an organic manner and these instruments no longer qualify as Tier 1 capital, it is possible the Company may accelerate redemption of the existing junior subordinated debentures. This could result in adjustments to the fair value of these instruments including the acceleration of losses on junior subordinated debentures carried at fair value within non-interest income. Umpqua currently does not intend to redeem outstanding trust preferred securities following the proposed merger in order to support regulatory total capital levels. As of September 30, 2013, the total par value of junior subordinated debentures carried at fair value was $134.0 million, and the fair value was $86.7 million.

Other non-interest income

Total other non-interest income for the third quarter of 2013 was $5.9 million, compared to $7.9 million for the second quarter of 2013 and $4.3 million for the third quarter of 2012. The primary component leading to the decline from the prior quarter relates to a $2.0 million gain on sale related to $32.4 million of government guaranteed loans in the second quarter of 2013. The largest recurring component of other income is Debt Capital Markets revenue, which was $1.9 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared to $2.4 million in the prior quarter and $1.6 million for the same quarter of the prior year. FinPac contributed $0.8 million of other non-interest income for the third quarter of 2013.

Non-interest expense

Total non-interest expense for the third quarter of 2013 was $95.6 million, compared to $87.9 million for the second quarter of 2013 and $87.0 million for the third quarter of 2012. Merger activities related to the FinPac acquisition and the proposed merger with Sterling Financial Corporation resulted in $4.9 million of merger expense in the third quarter, as compared to $0.8 million in the prior quarter and $0.1 million recognized in the same period of the prior year. Additionally, the operations of FinPac contributed $3.5 million of additional non-interest expense for the third quarter of 2013. Excluding FinPac operations and merger expenses, non-interest expense for the third quarter was in-line with the prior quarter and the same period of the prior year.

Income taxes

The Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $12.8 million in the third quarter of 2013, representing an effective tax rate of 35.2% for the quarter, and 34.7% for the year-to-date. The increase in the annualized tax rate relative to the prior quarter relates to acquired FinPac operations.

Capital

As of September 30, 2013, total shareholders' equity was $1.73 billion, comprised entirely of common equity. Book value per common share was $15.42, tangible book value per common share was $8.47 and the ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets was 8.78% (see explanation and reconciliation of these items in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section below). The decline in tangible book value per common share and tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio in the current quarter results from the $97.0 million of goodwill recognized in the quarter in conjunction with the FinPac acquisition. During the third quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased 111,155 shares of common stock, for a total of $1.9 million. The Company may repurchase up to 12.0 million of additional shares under the previously announced share repurchase plan.

The Company's estimated total risk-based capital ratio as of September 30, 2013 is 14.82%. This represents a decrease from June 30, 2013, as a result of the goodwill recorded in conjunction with the FinPac acquisition, increased risk weighted assets primarily due to organic non-covered loan growth and the amounts acquired through the FinPac transaction. Our total risk-based capital level is substantially in excess of the regulatory definition of "well-capitalized" of 10.00%. The Company's estimated Tier 1 common to risk weighted assets ratio is 11.08% as of September 30, 2013. These capital ratios as of September 30, 2013 are estimates pending completion and filing of the Company's regulatory reports.

Asset quality - Non-covered loan portfolio

Non-covered, non-performing assets were $63.0 million, or 0.54% of total assets, as of September 30, 2013, compared to $68.1 million, or 0.60% of total assets as of June 30, 2013, and $99.6 million, or 0.86% of total assets as of September 30, 2012. Of this amount, as of September 30, 2013, $39.8 million represented non-accrual loans, $4.9 million represented loans past due greater than 90 days and still accruing interest, and $18.3 million was other real estate owned ("OREO"). FinPac contributed $2.6 million of non-performing assets to our September 30, 2013 totals, adding 2 basis points to our non-covered, non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets ratio.

Non-covered, classified assets are approximately $315.5 million as of September 30, 2013, representing a decline of 9% since the prior quarter and a 10% decline since the same period of the prior year. Classified assets include non-performing assets, as well as performing assets rated substandard or worse.

The Company has aggressively charged-down impaired assets, and the assets are expected to be resolved at those levels, absent further declines in market prices. As of September 30, 2013, the non-covered, non-performing assets of $63.0 million have been written down by 23%, or $19.1 million, from their current par balance of $82.1 million.

The provision for non-covered loan losses for the third quarter of 2013 was $3.0 million, as compared to $3.0 million from the prior quarter, and $7.1 million from the same period of the prior year.

The allowance for non-covered credit losses, which includes the allowance for non-covered loan and lease losses and the allowance for non-covered unfunded loan commitments, decreased to 1.19% of non-covered loans and leases at September 30, 2013, as compared to 1.28% of total non-covered loans and leases as of June 30, 2013 and 1.40% of total non-covered loans and leases as of September 30, 2012. The decline in the allowance for credit loss ratio in the current period reflects the acquisition of FinPac with their loans recorded at fair value with no associated allowance (4 basis points of the decline), and continued significant reductions in non-performing and classified loans in the current period, associated with the improving economic condition and increasing real estate values. The annualized net charge-off rate for the third quarter of 2013 was 0.23%, as compared to 0.11% in the prior quarter and 0.38% in the same period of the prior year.

Non-covered loans past due 30 to 89 days were $22.1 million, or 0.31% of non-covered loans and leases as of September 30, 2013, as compared to $22.0 million, or 0.32% of non-covered loans and leases as of June 30, 2013, and $28.5 million, or 0.46% of non-covered loans and leases as of September 30, 2012.

Non-covered restructured loans on accrual status were $69.5 million as of September 30, 2013, as compared to $73.9 million as of June 30, 2013, and $70.0 million as of September 30, 2012.

Non-covered commercial real estate loan portfolio

The total non-covered term commercial real estate loan portfolio was $4.00 billion as of September 30, 2013. Of this total, $2.77 billion are non-owner occupied and $1.23 billion are owner occupied. Of the total term commercial real estate portfolio, $18.5 million were on non-accrual status, $1.4 million were past due 90 days or more and accruing interest, and $9.7 million were past due 30-89 days as of September 30, 2013. Of the total non-covered commercial real estate portfolio, 9% matures in years 2013-2014, 15% in years 2015-2016, and 19% in years 2017-2018. The remaining 57% of the portfolio matures in or after the year 2019.

Non-covered construction loan portfolio

Total non-covered construction loans, including the residential development and commercial construction loan segments, was $326.8 million, or 4.5% of the total non-covered loan portfolio, as of September 30, 2013. Of this amount, $8.0 million represented non-performing loans, $1.4 million were past due 30-89 days, and $25.0 million were classified as performing restructured loans.

Additional tables can be found at the end of this earnings release covering the following aspects of the Company's non-covered loan and leases portfolio: non-performing assets by type and by region, non-performing assets by type trends, loans and leases past due 30 to 89 days by type and by region, loans and leases past due 30 to 89 days by type trends, and restructured loans and leases on accrual status by type and by region.

Asset quality - Covered loan portfolio

Covered non-performing assets were $3.0 million, or 0.03% of total assets, as of September 30, 2013, as compared to $3.5 million, or 0.03% of total assets, as of June 30, 2013, and $8.1 million, or 0.07% of total assets, as of September 30, 2012. The total covered non-performing assets balance for all periods presented represents covered OREO.

In accordance with the guidance governing the accounting for purchased loan portfolios with evidence of credit deterioration subsequent to origination, the covered loans acquired have been assembled into pools of loans. As a result, individual loans underlying the loan pools are not reported as non-performing. Rather, the accretable yield of the pool is recognized to the extent pool level expected future cash flows discounted at the effective rate exceed the carrying value of the pool. To the extent discounted expected future cash flows are less than the carrying value of the pool, provisions for covered credit losses are recognized as a charge to earnings, but the adjusted carrying value of the loan pool continues to accrete into income at the effective rate.

As of acquisition date, covered non-performing assets were written-down to their estimated fair value, incorporating our estimate of future expected cash flows until the ultimate resolution of these credits. The estimated credit losses embedded in these acquired non-performing loan portfolios were based on management's and third-party consultants' credit reviews of the portfolios performed during due diligence. To the extent actual or projected cash flows are less than originally estimated, additional provisions for loan losses on the covered loan portfolio will be recognized; however, these provisions would be mostly offset by a corresponding increase in the FDIC indemnification (loss sharing) asset recognized within non-interest income. To the extent actual or projected cash flows are more than originally or previously estimated, the increase in cash flows is prospectively recognized in interest income; however, the increase in interest income would be mostly offset by a corresponding prospective decrease in the FDIC indemnification (loss sharing) asset recognized within non-interest income.

Announced merger with Sterling Financial Corporation

On September 11, 2013, Umpqua announced plans to merge with Sterling Financial Corporation, a bank holding company headquartered in Spokane, Washington with $10 billion in assets. The transaction will have a total deal value of approximately $2.0 billion (based on closing price of Umpqua shares as of the date of announcement). The combined organization will have approximately $22 billion in assets, $15 billion in loans and $16 billion in deposits. Upon completion of the merger, the company will operate under the Umpqua Bank name and brand. The regulatory application process is underway and we anticipate filing the Form S-4 registration statement within 45 days. Integration planning has commenced and completion of the merger is expected to occur during the first half of 2014, subject to approval by each company's shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. Umpqua believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with information useful in understanding Umpqua's financial performance; however, readers of this report are urged to review these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with the GAAP results as reported.

Umpqua recognizes gains or losses on our junior subordinated debentures carried at fair value resulting from changes in interest rates and the estimated market credit risk adjusted spread that do not directly correlate with the Company's operating performance. Also, Umpqua incurs significant expenses related to the completion and integration of mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, we may recognize goodwill impairment losses that have no direct effect on the Company's or the Bank's cash balances, liquidity, or regulatory capital ratios. Lastly, the Company may recognize one-time bargain purchase gains on certain acquisitions that are not reflective of Umpqua's on-going earnings power. Accordingly, management believes that our operating results are best measured on a comparative basis excluding the impact of gains or losses on junior subordinated debentures measured at fair value, net of tax, merger-related expenses, net of tax, and other charges related to business combinations such as goodwill impairment charges or bargain purchase gains, net of tax. We define operating earnings as earnings available to common shareholders before gains or losses on junior subordinated debentures carried at fair value, net of tax, bargain purchase gains on acquisitions, net of tax, merger related expenses, net of tax, and goodwill impairment, and we calculate operating earnings per diluted share by dividing operating earnings by the same diluted share total used in determining diluted earnings per common share.

The following table provides the reconciliation of earnings available to common shareholders (GAAP) to operating earnings (non-GAAP), and earnings per diluted common share (GAAP) to operating earnings per diluted share (non-GAAP) for the periods presented:

 Quarter ended: 

Sequential
Quarter

 

Year over
Year

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2012 % Change % Change
  
Net earnings available to common shareholders$23,281$26,056$24,983(11)%(7)%
Adjustments:
Net loss on junior subordinated debentures

carried at fair value, net of tax (1)

3323283321%0%
Merger related expenses, net of tax (1)2,914 486 51500%nm
Operating earnings$26,527 $26,870 $25,366(1)%5%
 

Earnings per diluted share:

Earnings available to common shareholders$0.21$0.23$0.22(9)%(5)%
Operating earnings$0.24$0.24$0.230%4%
 

 

Nine Months Ended:

Year over
Year

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)Sep 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2012 % Change
 
Net earnings available to common shareholders$72,515$73,434(1)%
Adjustments:
Net loss on junior subordinated debentures

carried at fair value, net of tax (1)

9869890%
Merger related expenses, net of tax (1)4,318 2032,027%
Operating earnings$77,819 $74,6264%
 

Earnings per diluted share:

Earnings available to common shareholders$0.65$0.650%
Operating earnings$0.69$0.673%

(1) Income tax effect of pro forma operating earnings adjustments at 40%.

nm = not meaningful

Management believes adjusted net interest income and adjusted net interest margin are useful financial measures because they enable investors to evaluate the underlying growth or compression in these values excluding interest income adjustments related to credit quality. Management uses these measures to evaluate adjusted net interest income operating results exclusive of credit costs, in order to monitor our effectiveness in growing higher interest yielding assets and managing our cost of interest bearing liabilities over time. Adjusted net interest income is calculated as net interest income, adjusting tax exempt interest income to its taxable equivalent, adding back interest and fee reversals related to new non-accrual loans during the period, and deducting the interest income gains recognized from loan disposition activities within covered loan pools. Adjusted net interest margin is calculated by dividing annualized adjusted net interest income by a period's average interest earning assets.

The following table provides the reconciliation of net interest income (GAAP) to adjusted net interest income (non-GAAP), and net interest margin (GAAP) to adjusted net interest margin (non-GAAP) for the periods presented:

 Quarter ended: 

Sequential
Quarter

 

Year over
Year

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2012 % Change  % Change 
  
Net interest income$106,809$93,893$102,04014%5%
Tax equivalent adjustment (1)1,137 1,153 1,164 (1)%(2)%
Net interest income (1)107,94695,046103,20414%5%
 
Adjustments:
Interest and fee reversals on non-accrual loans20333174515%17%
Covered loan disposal gains(1,836) (4,237) (5,859)(57)%(69)%
Adjusted net interest income (1)$106,313  $90,842  $97,519 17%9%
 
Average interest earning assets$10,135,947$10,218,611$10,313,397(1)%(2)%
 
Net interest margin - consolidated (1)4.23%3.73%3.98%
Adjusted net interest margin - consolidated (1)4.16%3.57%3.76%
 

 

Nine Months Ended:

Year over
Year

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)Sep 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2012 % Change 
 
Net interest income$294,891$305,407(3)%
Tax equivalent adjustment (1)3,460  3,468 0%
Net interest income (1)298,351308,875(3)%
 
Adjustments:
Interest and fee reversals on non-accrual loans1,3211,13716 Read Full Story

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