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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland 001-38131 27-5107901

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

100 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 100    
Jericho, New York   11753
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(516) 535-2002

(Registrant’s telephone number)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (See General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company x

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. x

 

 

  

 

 

 

Item 2.02.Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On October 25, 2017, Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), the holding company for Esquire Bank, National Association, issued a press release announcing its earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference. The information contained in this Item 2.02, including the related information set forth in the press release, is being “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press Release dated October 25, 2017.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

 

  ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.  
       
       
Dated:  October 26, 2017 By: /s/ Andrew C. Sagliocca  
    Andrew C. Sagliocca  
    President and Chief Executive Officer  

 

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.

REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

Growth in Net Income, Fee Income, Loans and Core Deposits

 

Jericho, NY – October 25, 2017 – Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESQ) (the “Company”), the holding company for Esquire Bank, National Association (“Esquire Bank”), today announced its operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. Significant achievements during the quarter include:

 

·Net income increased 54.2% over 2016 to $1.1 million, or $0.16 per diluted common share. Returns on average assets and common equity were 0.97% and 5.56%, respectively.
·Supported by our strong net interest margin of 4.53%, net interest income for the third quarter increased $1.3 million over 2016, or 32.8%, to $5.2 million.
·On a linked quarter basis, loans increased $21.3 million or 27.7% annualized to $328.7 million from $307.4 million for the second quarter of 2017, primarily driven by our higher yielding commercial and consumer loan categories. Our loan to deposit ratio was 83.2%.
·Continued solid asset quality metrics and reserve coverage with no non-performing assets and an allowance for loan losses to total loans of 1.24% at September 30, 2017.
·Non-interest income, consisting primarily of merchant services fees, increased 27.2% compared to 2016 to $1.3 million or 20.5% of total revenue.
·Deposits totaled $394.9 million, a $24.1 million or 8.7% annualized increase from year end 2016 with a cost of funds of 0.13% (including demand deposits) for the quarter. Off-balance sheet funds totaled $204.2 million at September 30, 2017.
·As part of our initial public offering (“IPO”) of common stock on June 30, 2017, the underwriter exercised its full over-allotment option resulting in additional net proceeds of $4.6 million on July 20, 2017.
·Esquire Bank remains well above the bank regulatory “Well Capitalized” standards.

 

“Our solid capital base and commitment to the litigation and small business communities continue to drive our strong performance,” stated Dennis Shields, Executive Chairman.

 

“Our strong loan growth, enviable net interest margin and significant increase in fee income continue to demonstrate the strength of our unique business model,” stated Andrew Sagliocca, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have delivered strong financial results and record earnings through the first nine months of 2017.”

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings and Returns

 

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was $1.1 million or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to $740 thousand or $0.14 per diluted share for 2016. Returns on average assets and common equity for the current quarter were 0.97% and 5.56%, respectively, compared to 0.76% and 5.69% in 2016, respectively. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $3.0 million or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to $2.1 million or $0.42 per diluted share for 2016. Returns on average assets and common equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 were 0.91% and 6.38%, respectively, compared to 0.78% and 5.59% in 2016, respectively.

 

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2017 increased $1.3 million, or 32.8%, to $5.2 million, primarily due to growth in average interest earning assets totaling $80.7 million, or 21.4%, to $457.6 million when compared to 2016. Our net interest margin increased to 4.53% for the third quarter of 2017 compared to 4.15% in 2016. Average loans in the quarter increased $62.4 million or 24.7%, to $315.0 million and average securities increased $18.7 million, or 21.0%, to $108.2 million when compared to the third quarter of 2016. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, net interest income increased $2.7 million or 24.0% to $14.1 million, primarily due to growth in average interest earning assets totaling $75.1 million, or 21.0%, to $432.4 million when compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016. The Company’s net interest margin increased to 4.37% for the nine months ended 2017 compared to 4.26% in 2016. Average loans for the nine months ended 2017 increased $55.9 million or 23.4% to $294.7 million and average securities increased $19.0 million or 22.4% to $103.8 million when compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Increases in loans and securities for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017 represented organic growth funded with low cost core deposits. Growth in our higher yielding commercial attorney and consumer post-settlement loan products largely contributed to the increase in net interest margin for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

 

The provision for loan losses was $275 thousand for the third quarter of 2017, $95 thousand higher than the comparable period in 2016 and $725 thousand for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, $270 thousand higher than for the same period in 2016. The higher provision is reflective of loan growth in the higher yielding commercial and consumer loan categories. As of September 30, 2017, Esquire had no delinquent loans and no non-performing assets.

 

Non-interest income increased $288 thousand or 27.2%, to $1.3 million for the third quarter of 2017, and increased $822 thousand or 26.6%, to $3.9 million for the nine months ended 2017. These increases were primarily due to the growth in customer related fees and anchored by the continued success of the Company’s merchant services platform.

 

Non-interest expense increased $805 thousand to $4.4 million in the third quarter of 2017 and increased $2.1 million to $12.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. These increases were primarily driven by increases in employee compensation and benefits costs, data processing costs, and professional and consulting services costs. The increase in compensation and benefit costs was due to the Company’s continued growth and related hiring efforts as well as increases in current salaries. The increase in data processing costs was due to investments in technology to support our future growth initiatives. The increase in professional and consulting services was due primarily to additional costs related to being a public company. The Company’s efficiency ratio decreased to 67.3% and 69.9% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.

 

The effective tax rate for third quarter of 2017 was 39%.

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet and Asset Quality

 

At September 30, 2017, total assets were $480.8 million, reflecting a $73.0 million or 17.9% increase from September 30, 2016. This increase is primarily attributable to increases in loans totaling $60.9 million or 22.7% to $328.7 million and increases in securities available for sale totaling $11.4 million or 11.8% to $107.8 million at September 30, 2017. This growth was primarily funded with low cost core deposits. Esquire Bank had no non-performing assets at September 30, 2017 or 2016. The allowance for loan losses was $4.1 million, or 1.24% of total loans, as compared to $3.3 million, or 1.22% of total loans, at September 30, 2016.

 

Total deposits were $394.9 million at September 30, 2017, a $41.6 million, or 11.8%, increase from September 30, 2016. This was primarily due to a $27.7 million, or 25.6%, increase in non-interest bearing demand deposits to $136.2 million at September 30, 2017 from September 30, 2016. The Company also continued to prudently manage its balance sheet through its mass tort deposit sweep programs, maintaining off-balance sheet funds totaling $204.2 million at September 30, 2017. These funds are a current source of fee based income and should be a source of deposit growth in the future.

 

Stockholders’ equity increased $30.3 million from September 30, 2016 to $83.3 million at September 30, 2017 primarily due to our successful IPO. On June 30, 2017, the Company sold 1,800,000 shares and selling stockholders sold 563,873 shares of Esquire common stock at $14.00 per share in the offering. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders nor did selling stockholders include any members of the board of directors or executive management. The offering resulted in net proceeds to the Company of $21.7 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and offering related expenses. On July 20, 2017, the Company sold 354,580 additional shares of common stock at the public offering price of $14.00 per share pursuant to the underwriter’s over-allotment option. The net proceeds to the Company, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses associated with the over-allotment option, were approximately $4.6 million. Esquire Bank remains well above bank regulatory “Well Capitalized” standards.

 

With excess capital as its foundation, the Company anticipates continued earnings growth in 2017 driven by its robust commercial, post settlement consumer and small business loan pipelines, as well as its merchant services and other fee income.

 

 

 

 

About Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc.

 

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Jericho, New York, with one branch office in Garden City, New York and an administrative office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Esquire Bank, National Association, is a full service commercial bank dedicated to serving the financial needs of the legal industry and small businesses nationally, as well as commercial and retail customers in the New York metropolitan area. The bank offers tailored products and solutions to the legal community and their clients as well as dynamic and flexible merchant services solutions to small business owners. For more information, visit www.esquirebank.com.

  

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” relating to future results of the Company. Forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: changes in business plans as circumstances warrant; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; and other risks detailed in the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “might,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “expect,” “attribute,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “goal,” “target,” “outlook,” “aim,” “would,” “annualized” and “outlook,” or similar terminology. Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

 

Contact Information:

 

Eric Bader

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc.

(516) 535-2002

eric.bader@esqbank.com

 

 

 

 

ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Condition (unaudited)

(all dollars in thousands except per share data)

 

 

   September 30,   December 31,   September 30, 
   2017   2016   2016 
ASSETS            
Cash and cash equivalents  $31,446   $42,993   $30,570 
Securities available for sale, at fair value   107,816    92,645    96,462 
Securities, restricted at cost   1,883    1,649    1,630 
Loans   328,670    278,578    267,780 
Less: allowance for loan losses   (4,084)   (3,413)   (3,273)
Loans, net of allowance   324,586    275,165    264,507 
Premises and equipment, net   2,627    2,767    2,338 
Other assets   12,417    9,614    12,273 
Total Assets  $480,775   $424,833   $407,780 
                
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY               
Demand deposits  $136,196   $124,990   $108,456 
Savings, NOW and money market deposits   231,303    221,843    220,964 
Certificates of deposit   27,422    23,955    23,896 
Total deposits   394,921    370,788    353,316 
Other liabilities   2,601    1,859    1,542 
Total liabilities   397,522    372,647    354,858 
Total stockholders' equity   83,253    52,186    52,922 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $480,775   $424,833   $407,780 
                
Selected Financial Data               
Common shares outstanding   7,326,536    5,002,950    5,002,950 
Book value per common share  $11.36   $10.29   $10.43 
Equity to assets   17.32%   12.28%   12.98%
                
Capital Ratios (1)               
Tier 1 leverage ratio   13.64%   11.63%   11.17%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio   18.22%   16.09%   14.86%
Tier 1 capital ratio   18.22%   16.09%   14.86%
Total capital ratio   19.41%   17.25%   16.01%
                
Asset Quality Ratios               
Allowance for loan losses to total loans   1.24%   1.23%   1.22%
Non-performing loans to total loans   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%
Non-performing assets to total assets   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%

 

(1)Regulatory capital ratios presented on bank-only basis

 

 

 

 

ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Income Statement (unaudited)

(all dollars in thousands except per share data)

 

   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
   2017   2016   2017   2016 
Interest income  $5,354   $4,076   $14,542   $11,779 
Interest expense   128    140    402    374 
Net interest income   5,226    3,936    14,140    11,405 
Provision for loan losses   275    180    725    455 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   4,951    3,756    13,415    10,950 
Merchant processing income   797    774    2,467    2,320 
Other non-interest income   548    283    1,442    767 
Total non-interest income   1,345    1,057    3,909    3,087 
Salaries and benefits   2,466    2,114    7,180    6,061 
Other expenses   1,959    1,506    5,438    4,502 
Total non-interest expense   4,425    3,620    12,618    10,563 
Income before income taxes   1,871    1,193    4,706    3,474 
Income taxes   730    453    1,723    1,343 
Net income  $1,141   $740   $2,983   $2,131 
                     
Earnings per Common Share                    
Basic  $0.16   $0.15   $0.51   $0.42 
Diluted  $0.16   $0.14   $0.51   $0.42 
                     
Selected Financial Data                    
Return on average assets   0.97%   0.76%   0.91%   0.78%
Return on average common equity   5.56%   5.69%   6.38%   5.59%
Net interest margin   4.53%   4.15%   4.37%   4.26%
Efficiency ratio (2)   67.34%   72.49%   69.91%   72.92%

 

(2)See non-GAAP reconciliation provided elsewhere herein.

                                  

 

 

 

ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Average Balance Sheets and Average Yields/Cost (unaudited)

(all dollars in thousands)

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30, 
   2017   2016 
   Average       Average   Average       Average 
EARNING ASSETS  Balance   Interest   Yields/Cost   Balance   Interest   Yields/Cost 
Loans  $315,005   $4,630    5.83%  $252,563   $3,539    5.57%
Securities, includes restricted stock   108,168    631    2.31%   89,422    498    2.22%
Interest earning cash   34,471    93    1.07%   35,001    39    0.44%
Total interest earning assets   457,644    5,354    4.64%   376,986    4,076    4.30%
                               
NON-INTEREST EARNING ASSETS                              
Cash and due from banks   537              599           
Other assets   7,711              8,788           
                               
TOTAL AVERAGE ASSETS  $465,892             $386,373           
                               
INTEREST-BEARING LIABILITIES                              
Savings, NOW, Money Markets  $212,535    101    0.19%  $209,182    111    0.21%
Time deposits   27,430    22    0.32%   19,412    23    0.47%
Total deposits   239,965    123    0.20%   228,594    134    0.23%
Secured borrowings   284    5    6.98%   377    6    6.33%
Total interest-bearing liabilities   240,249    128    0.21%   228,971    140    0.24%
                               
NON-INTEREST BEARING LIABILITIES                              
Demand deposits   142,086              103,920           
Other liabilities   2,192              1,026           
Total non-interest bearing liabilities   144,278              104,946           
Stockholders' equity   81,365              52,456           
                               
TOTAL AVG. LIABILITIES AND EQUITY  $465,892             $386,373           
Net interest spread       $5,226    4.43%       $3,936    4.06%
                               
Net interest margin             4.53%             4.15%

 

 

 

 

 

ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Average Balance Sheets and Average Yields/Cost (unaudited)

(all dollars in thousands)

 

   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2017   2016 
   Average       Average   Average       Average 
EARNING ASSETS  Balance   Interest   Yields/Cost   Balance   Interest   Yields/Cost 
Loans  $294,725   $12,519    5.68%  $238,836   $10,210    5.71%
Securities, includes restricted stock   103,792    1,809    2.33%   84,806    1,465    2.31%
Interest earning cash   33,840    214    0.85%   33,615    104    0.41%
Total interest earning assets   432,357    14,542    4.50%   357,257    11,779    4.40%
                               
NON-INTEREST EARNING ASSETS                              
Cash and due from banks   544              551           
Other assets   7,646              9,098           
                               
TOTAL AVERAGE ASSETS  $440,547             $366,906           
                               
INTEREST-BEARING LIABILITIES                              
Savings, NOW, Money Markets  $217,717    316    0.19%  $199,436    307    0.21%
Time deposits   23,289    70    0.40%   14,706    48    0.44%
Total deposits   241,006    386    0.21%   214,142    355    0.22%
Secured borrowings   304    16    7.04%   379    19    6.70%
Total interest-bearing liabilities   241,310    402    0.22%   214,521    374    0.23%
                               
NON-INTEREST BEARING LIABILITIES                              
Demand deposits   134,533              99,187           
Other liabilities   1,730              1,007           
Total non-interest bearing liabilities   136,263              100,194           
Stockholders' equity   62,974              52,191           
                               
TOTAL AVG. LIABILITIES AND EQUITY  $440,547             $366,906           
Net interest spread       $14,140    4.27%       $11,405    4.17%
                               
Net interest margin             4.37%             4.26%

 

 

 

  

ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation (unaudited)

(all dollars in thousands)

 

   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
   2017   2016   2017   2016 
Efficiency Ratio                
Net interest income  $5,226   $3,936   $14,140   $11,405 
Noninterest income   1,345    1,057    3,909    3,087 
Less:  Net gains on sales of securities   -    -    -    6 
Recurring revenue  $6,571   $4,993   $18,049   $14,486 
                     
Total noninterest expense   4,425    3,620    12,618    10,563 
                     
Efficiency ratio   67.34%   72.49%   69.91%   72.92%

 

The efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP measure of expense control relative to adjusted revenue. We calculate the efficiency ratio by dividing total noninterest expenses, as determined under GAAP, by the sum of total net interest income and total noninterest income, each as determined under GAAP, but excluding net gains on securities and other non-recurring income sources, if applicable, from this calculation, which we refer to as recurring revenue. We believe that this provides one reasonable measure of core expenses relative to core revenue.

 

We believe that this non-GAAP financial measures provide information that is important to investors and that is useful in understanding our financial position, results and ratios. However, this non-GAAP financial measures is supplemental and is not a substitute for an analysis based on GAAP measures. As other companies may use different calculations for this measure, this presentation may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures by other companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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