Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results and a Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.33 per Share
- Net income of $84.8 million, or $0.89 per diluted share
- Return on average assets of 1.63%, return on average equity of 11.90%, and return on average tangible common equity of 18.66%(1)
- Efficiency ratio of 48.0%(1)
- Loan growth of $315.8 million, or 9.0%, annualized
- Net interest margin of 3.53%, and core net interest margin of 3.36%(1)
- Cost of deposits decreased to 0.04%
- Nonperforming assets represent 0.15% of total assets
- Tangible book value per diluted share increased $0.54 to $20.29(1)
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 $84.8 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared with net income of $90.1 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2021, and net income of $67.1 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020.
For the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company’s return on average assets (“ROAA”) was 1.63%, return on average equity (“ROAE”) was 11.90%, and return on average tangible common equity (“ROATCE”)(1) was 18.66%, compared to 1.73%, 12.67%, and 19.89%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2021 and 1.34%, 9.91%, and 16.32%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2020. Total assets as of December 31, 2021 were $21.09 billion, compared to $21.01 billion at September 30, 2021 and $19.74 billion at December 31, 2020.
Steven R. Gardner, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “We delivered another solid quarter of results, reflecting our focus on consistently delivering strong financial performance. Our disciplined approach to business development and client relationship management is driven by effectively leveraging our innovative technology systems, and results in a sound and well diversified balance sheet. Despite the challenging environment throughout the past year, we grew tangible book value by 8.8% during 2021 while returning $140 million of capital to our shareholders.
“During the fourth quarter, we generated $1.48 billion in loan commitments, with the mix of production more heavily weighted toward new business loan activity. Additionally, we saw an improvement in credit demand among both existing and new clients, which resulted in more than a 50% increase in new commercial loan commitments over the prior quarter. Our full year loan production was a record $5.7 billion, and resulted in 8.1% loan growth for 2021, enabling us to redeploy excess liquidity into higher yielding earning assets. Given the increasing probability of higher interest rates, we enhanced our existing interest rate asset sensitivity by adding $900 million pay-fixed, receive-floating rate swaps during the fourth quarter, increasing our notional amount to $1.20 billion at year end.
“As we look ahead, we believe we are well-positioned to deliver another year of solid financial performance. We are focused on achieving our organic growth objectives and are well-positioned to continue our disciplined approach pursuing strategic growth opportunities that can strengthen our franchise and create long-term value for our shareholders.”
(1) Reconciliations of the non–U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) measures are set forth at the end of this press release.