Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results and a Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.33 Per Share
First Quarter 2022 Summary
- Net income of $66.9 million, or $0.70 per diluted share
- Return on average assets of 1.28%, return on average equity of 9.34%, and return on average tangible common equity of 14.66%(1)
- Diversified loan growth of $438.6 million, or 12.3% annualized
- Deposit growth of $573.6 million, or 13.4% annualized
- Net interest margin of 3.41%, and core net interest margin of 3.33%(1)
- Cost of deposits remained unchanged at 0.04%
- Noninterest-bearing deposits increased to 40.2% of total deposits
- Nonperforming assets to total assets of 0.26%, and classified assets to total assets of 0.57%
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 $66.9 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022, compared with net income of $84.8 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2021, and net income of $68.7 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021.
For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, the Company’s return on average assets (“ROAA”) was 1.28%, return on average equity (“ROAE”) was 9.34%, and return on average tangible common equity (“ROATCE”)(1) was 14.66%, compared to 1.63%, 11.90%, and 18.66%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2021, and 1.37%, 9.99%, and 16.21%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2021. Total assets increased to $21.62 billion at March 31, 2022, compared to $21.09 billion at December 31, 2021, and $20.17 billion at March 31, 2021.
Steven R. Gardner, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “We delivered a high level of performance in the first quarter driven by strong loan and deposit production. The first quarter's results reflect the success of our technology-driven growth strategy that enhances our new business development efforts, provides a superior banking experience for clients, and optimizes efficiencies and collaboration throughout the organization.
“We generated $1.46 billion in new loan commitments during the first quarter with well-balanced contributions coming from all of our major areas of lending. We also saw positive trends with commercial lines of credit utilization rates increasing in the first quarter. The combination of our strong loan production, increases in line utilization, and slower prepayments resulted in 12.3% annualized loan growth, which we funded with solid inflows of low-cost deposits, which grew 13.4% annualized.
“As always, we continue to prioritize risk management and maintain appropriate levels of capital, liquidity, and reserves in order to effectively manage through the challenges that may arise in connection with higher interest rates, inflationary pressures, and geopolitical uncertainty. During the quarter, we took a number of actions to position the balance sheet for higher interest rates, including reducing the size and duration of the available-for-sale securities portfolio, increasing our liquidity position, and enhancing our asset sensitivity. The strength of the organization we have built and our proactive approach to risk management has enabled us to capitalize on opportunities that arise in stressed environments. We are well positioned to continue to execute our proven business model by effectively managing risk, while growing the franchise both organically and through accretive acquisitions.”
(1) Reconciliations of the non–U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) measures are set forth at the end of this press release.