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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results


Company Release - 10/27/2020 6:00 AM ET

Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend by 12% to $0.28 Per Share

Third Quarter 2020 Summary

  • Net income of $66.6 million, or $0.70 per diluted share
  • Return on average assets of 1.31%, return on average equity of 9.90%, and return on average tangible common equity of 16.44%
  • Net interest margin of 3.54% and core net interest margin of 3.23%
  • Cost of deposits of 0.20% in the third quarter, compared with 0.32% in the prior quarter
  • Non-maturity deposits of $14.6 billion, or 89.5% of total deposits
  • Noninterest bearing deposits represent 36.1% of total deposits
  • Nonperforming assets represent 0.14% of total assets
  • Converted Opus Bank's operating system and consolidated 20 branches in early October

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI) (the “Company” or “Pacific Premier”), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank (the “Bank”), reported net income of $66.6 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020, compared with a net loss of $99.1 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020 and net income of $41.4 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. Financial results for the third quarter of 2020 reflected the Company's return to profitability after increasing its credit loss reserves in the first half of the year. These reserve increases were primarily due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic forecasts utilized by the Company in its current expected credit losses (“CECL”) model and the initial establishment of the Day 1 reserves required by CECL methodology in conjunction with the closing of the Opus Bank (“Opus”) acquisition during the second quarter of 2020.

Total assets were $19.84 billion at September 30, 2020, compared with $20.52 billion at June 30, 2020, and $11.81 billion at September 30, 2019. A reconciliation of the non-U.S. GAAP measure of ROATCE to the U.S. GAAP measure of common stockholders' equity is set forth at the end of this press release.

Steven R. Gardner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “We delivered solid financial results during the third quarter as we continued to execute well on our strategic priorities, including managing through the COVID-19 crisis, integrating the Opus Bank team, and enhancing our ability to drive franchise value. Pre-provision net revenue increased to $98 million, up 61% from the prior quarter, excluding merger-related expenses, and our efficiency ratio improved to 47%, which reflects our increased operating leverage, earnings power, and the sale of $1.13 billion of SBA PPP loans.

“Since the closing of the Opus Bank acquisition on June 1, 2020, we have successfully executed on our approach to integrating the two teams. In early October, we converted Opus’ core operating system and consolidated 20 branches. We have realized the estimated cost savings of 25% of Opus' pre-merger noninterest expenses and expect to achieve fully phased in cost savings by the end of this year. Our loan pipeline has grown during the quarter and we expect stronger production going forward. Our team is focused on driving new business opportunities and expanding existing relationships to grow deposits, loans, and fee income.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, we are seeing encouraging trends in asset quality. Of the nearly $2.3 billion in temporary loan modifications we granted to clients earlier this year, the majority have resumed payments and 1.8% of total loans are currently subject to modifications. We believe the strength of our asset quality during an unprecedented economic downturn reflects the resilience of our clients’ businesses, our conservative underwriting standards, and our proactive approach to credit risk management."

Mr. Gardner concluded, “Given our strong capital position, our results of operations during the third quarter, and our current expectations regarding our future financial performance, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved an increase in our common stock dividend to $0.28 per share. We believe we are well positioned to manage through the ongoing economic uncertainty, and that we have the ability to pursue additional strategic transactions to further enhance the value of our franchise should a compelling opportunity present itself.”


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