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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018

Commission file number 0-7674

 

 

FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Texas   75-0944023

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

400 Pine Street, Abilene, Texas   79601
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(325) 627-7155

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulations S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer   
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company   
     Emerging growth company   

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.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

 

Class

   Outstanding at October 30, 2018

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

   67,721,632

 

 

 


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  PART I   
  FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item

       Page  

1.

 

Financial Statements

     3  
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets – Unaudited

     4  
 

Consolidated Statements of Earnings – Unaudited

     5  
 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings (Loss) – Unaudited

     6  
 

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity – Unaudited

     7  
 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Unaudited

     8  
 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – Unaudited

     9  

2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     36  

3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     56  

4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     56  
PART II

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

1.

 

Legal Proceedings

     57  

1A.

 

Risk Factors

     57  

2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     57  

3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     57  

4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

     57  

5.

 

Other Information

     57  

6.

 

Exhibits

     58  
 

Signatures

     59  

 

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements.

The consolidated balance sheets of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company” or “we”) at September 30, 2018 and 2017 and December 31, 2017, and the consolidated statements of earnings and comprehensive earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, and the consolidated statements of shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, follow on pages 4 through 8.

 

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
     2018     2017     2017  
     (Unaudited)        

ASSETS

      

CASH AND DUE FROM BANKS

   $ 164,998     $ 177,615     $ 209,583  

INTEREST-BEARING DEPOSITS IN BANKS

     34,511       166,820       162,764  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total cash and cash equivalents

     199,509       344,435       372,347  

INTEREST-BEARING TIME DEPOSITS IN BANKS

     1,458       1,458       1,458  

SECURITIES AVAILABLE-FOR-SALE, at fair value

     3,144,367       2,885,483       3,087,473  

LOANS:

      

Held for investment

     3,867,040       3,472,227       3,485,569  

Less-allowance for loan losses

     (50,871     (47,922     (48,156
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loans held for investment

     3,816,169       3,424,305       3,437,413  

Held for sale

     18,496       19,119       15,130  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loans

     3,834,665       3,443,424       3,452,543  

BANK PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT, net

     130,815       125,668       124,026  

INTANGIBLE ASSETS

     174,907       141,355       141,143  

OTHER ASSETS

     85,510       67,341       75,725  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 7,571,231     $ 7,009,164     $ 7,254,715  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

      

NONINTEREST-BEARING DEPOSITS

   $ 2,146,984     $ 1,949,174     $ 2,041,650  

INTEREST-BEARING DEPOSITS

     3,998,298       3,748,286       3,921,311  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total deposits

     6,145,282       5,697,460       5,962,961  

DIVIDENDS PAYABLE

     14,216       12,580       12,589  

BORROWINGS

     380,760       351,435       331,000  

OTHER LIABILITIES

     35,234       41,133       25,397  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     6,575,492       6,102,608       6,331,947  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

      

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

      

Common stock 0.01 par value, authorized 120,000,000 shares; 67,693,586, 66,223,957 and 66,260,444 shares issued at September 30, 2018 and 2017 and December 31, 2017, respectively)

     677       662       663  

Capital surplus

     440,589       376,286       378,062  

Retained earnings

     582,449       493,706       517,257  

Treasury stock (shares at cost: 471,070, 498,459, and 495,964 at

      

September 30, 2018 and 2017 and December 31, 2017, respectively)

     (7,512     (7,028     (7,148

Deferred compensation

     7,512       7,028       7,148  

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss)

     (27,976     35,902       26,786  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

     995,739       906,556       922,768  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

   $ 7,571,231     $ 7,009,164     $ 7,254,715  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS - (UNAUDITED)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2018     2017     2018     2017  

INTEREST INCOME:

        

Interest and fees on loans

   $ 51,428     $ 42,749     $ 147,279     $ 123,643  

Interest on investment securities:

        

Taxable

     12,593       8,074       36,666       23,848  

Exempt from federal income tax

     9,558       11,091       29,882       33,991  

Interest on federal funds sold and interest-bearing deposits in banks

     470       640       1,382       1,037  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest income

     74,049       62,554       215,209       182,519  

INTEREST EXPENSE:

        

Interest on deposits

     4,330       2,228       11,854       5,748  

Other

     293       638       869       978  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest expense

     4,623       2,866       12,723       6,726  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net interest income

     69,426       59,688       202,486       175,793  

PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

     1,450       1,415       3,865       5,090  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

     67,976       58,273       198,621       170,703  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

NONINTEREST INCOME:

        

Trust fees

     7,291       6,040       21,265       17,804  

Service charges on deposit accounts

     5,690       5,083       15,950       14,517  

ATM, interchange and credit card fees

     7,533       6,340       21,570       19,102  

Real estate mortgage operations

     4,834       3,891       11,718       11,496  

Net gain on sale of available-for-sale securities (includes $58 and $1,075 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $1,346 and $1,825 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, related to accumulated other comprehensive earnings reclassifications)

     58       1,075       1,346       1,825  

Net gain (loss) on sale of foreclosed assets

     84       (11     201       (42

Net gain (loss) on sale of assets

     (61     (15     (152     (211

Interest on loan recoveries

     199       405       607       896  

Other

     1,427       1,452       4,461       3,328  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total noninterest income

     27,055       24,260       76,966       68,715  

NONINTEREST EXPENSE:

        

Salaries and employee benefits

     26,377       24,143       79,442       70,867  

Net occupancy expense

     2,900       2,711       8,589       8,081  

Equipment expense

     3,482       3,294       10,438       10,397  

FDIC insurance premiums

     570       561       1,768       1,657  

ATM, interchange and credit card expenses

     2,344       2,001       6,692       5,517  

Professional and service fees

     2,174       2,036       6,613       5,878  

Printing, stationery and supplies

     387       449       1,485       1,423  

Operational and other losses

     981       1,081       1,852       2,639  

Software amortization and expense

     540       742       1,542       2,237  

Amortization of intangible assets

     279       143       1,049       477  

Other

     7,472       6,803       22,978       20,718  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense

     47,506       43,964       142,448       129,891  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     47,525       38,569       133,139       109,527  

INCOME TAX EXPENSE (includes $12 and $376 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $283 and $639 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, related to income tax expense from reclassification items)

     7,475       9,195       20,937       25,300  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET EARNINGS

   $ 40,050     $ 29,374     $ 112,202     $ 84,227  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE, BASIC

   $ 0.59     $ 0.44     $ 1.66     $ 1.27  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE, ASSUMING DILUTION

   $ 0.59     $ 0.44     $ 1.65     $ 1.27  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

DIVIDENDS PER SHARE

   $ 0.21     $ 0.19     $ 0.61     $ 0.56  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS (LOSS) - (UNAUDITED)

(Dollars in thousands)

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2018     2017     2018     2017  

NET EARNINGS

   $ 40,050     $ 29,374     $ 112,202     $ 84,227  

OTHER ITEMS OF COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS (LOSS):

        

Change in unrealized gain (loss) on investment securities available-for-sale, before income taxes

     (20,930     1,729       (75,236     28,682  

Reclassification adjustment for realized gains on investment securities included in net earnings, before income tax

     (58     (1,075     (1,346     (1,825
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other items of comprehensive earnings (loss)

     (20,988     654       (76,582     26,857  

Income tax benefit (expense) related to other items of comprehensive earnings

     4,407       (229     16,082       (9,400

Reclassification of certain income tax effects related to the change in the U.S. statutory federal income tax rate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to retained earnings

     —         —         5,759       —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS

   $ 23,469     $ 29,799     $ 57,461     $ 101,684  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

                                                   Accumulated        
                                                   Other     Total  
     Common Stock      Capital      Retained     Treasury Stock     Deferred      Comprehensive     Shareholders’  
     Shares      Amount      Surplus      Earnings     Shares     Amounts     Compensation      Earnings     Equity  

Balances at December 31, 2016

     66,094,695      $ 661      $ 372,245      $ 446,534       (507,409   $ (6,671   $ 6,671      $ 18,445     $ 837,885  

Net earnings (unaudited)

     —          —          —          84,227       —         —         —          —         84,227  

Stock option exercises (unaudited)

     114,612        1        2,259        —         —         —         —          —         2,260  

Restricted stock grant (unaudited)

     14,650        —          600        —         —         —         —          —         600  

Cash dividends declared, $0.56 per share (unaudited)

     —          —          —          (37,055     —         —         —          —         (37,055

Change in unrealized gain in investment securities available-for-sale, net of related income taxes (unaudited)

     —          —          —          —         —         —         —          17,457       17,457  

Shares purchased (redeemed) in connection with directors’ deferred compensation plan, net

                      

(unaudited)

     —          —          —          —         8,950       (357     357        —         —    

Stock option expense (unaudited)

     —          —          1,182        —         —         —         —          —         1,182  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances at September 30, 2017 (unaudited)

     66,223,957      $ 662      $ 376,286      $ 493,706       (498,459   $ (7,028   $ 7,028      $ 35,902     $ 906,556  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2017

     66,260,444      $ 663      $ 378,062      $ 517,257       (495,964   $ (7,148   $ 7,148      $ 26,786     $ 922,768  

Net earnings (unaudited)

     —          —          —          112,202       —         —         —          —         112,202  

Stock option exercises (unaudited)

     133,061        1        2,799        —         —         —         —          —         2,800  

Restricted stock grant (unaudited)

     10,710        —          523        —         —         —         —          —         523  

Cash dividends declared,

                      

$0.61 per share (unaudited)

     —          —          —          (41,272     —         —         —          —         (41,272

Stock issued in acquisition of Commercial Bancshares, Inc.

     1,289,371        13        58,074        —         —         —         —          —         58,087  

Change in unrealized gain (loss) in investment securities available-for-sale, net of related income taxes (unaudited)

     —          —          —          —         —         —         —          (60,500     (60,500

Shares purchased (redeemed) in connection with directors’ deferred compensation plan, net (unaudited)

     —          —          —          —         24,894       (364     364        —         —    

Stock option expense (unaudited)

     —          —          1,131        —         —         —         —          —         1,131  

Reclassification of certain income tax effects related to the change in the U.S. statutory federal income tax rate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to retained earnings (unaudited)

     —          —          —          (5,759     —         —         —          5,759       —    

Reclassification of unrealized gain in equity securities at December 31, 2017 from accumulated other comprehensive earnings to retained earnings (unaudited)

     —          —          —          21       —         —         —          (21     —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances at September 30, 2018 (unaudited)

     67,693,586      $ 677      $ 440,589      $ 582,449       (471,070   $ (7,512   $ 7,512      $ (27,976   $ 995,739  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - (UNAUDITED)

(Dollars in thousands)

 

     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2018     2017  

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

    

Net earnings

   $ 112,202     $ 84,227  

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     9,554       9,447  

Provision for loan losses

     3,865       5,090  

Securities premium amortization (discount accretion), net

     21,005       23,009  

Gain on sale of assets, net

     (1,254     (1,572

Deferred federal income tax benefit

     8,107       1,290  

Change in loans held-for-sale

     (2,928     7,779  

Change in other assets

     2,699       18,703  

Change in other liabilities

     5,653       7,172  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total adjustments

     46,701       70,918  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     158,903       155,145  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

    

Cash received in acquisition of Commercial Bancshares, Inc.

     18,653       —    

Net decrease in interest-bearing time deposits in banks

     —         249  

Activity in available-for-sale securities:

    

Sales

     220,259       120,576  

Maturities

     3,354,571       4,299,781  

Purchases

     (3,650,127     (4,450,719

Activity in held-to-maturity securities—maturities

     —         124  

Net increase in loans

     (116,860     (119,911

Purchases of bank premises and equipment and other assets

     (12,381     (12,626

Proceeds from sale of bank premises and equipment and other assets

     810       4,857  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (185,075     (157,669
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Net increase (decrease) in noninterest-bearing deposits

     (56,706     231,452  

Net increase in interest-bearing deposits

     (102,875     (12,531

Net increase (decrease) in borrowings

     49,760       (94,335

Common stock transactions:

    

Proceeds from stock issuances

     2,800       2,260  

Dividends paid

     (39,645     (36,373
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     (146,666     90,473  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

     (172,838     87,949  

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period

     372,347       256,486  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period

   $ 199,509     $ 344,435  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AND NONCASH TRANSACTIONS:

    

Interest paid

   $ 12,617     $ 6,772  

Federal income taxes paid

     20,351       21,896  

Transfer of loans and bank premises to other real estate

     126       2,044  

Investment securities purchased but not settled

     13,453       993  

Restricted stocks grant to directors and officers

     523       600  

Stock issued in acquisition of Commercial Bancshares, Inc.

     58,087       —    

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

Note 1 - Basis of Presentation

The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, a Texas corporation and a financial holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, or BHCA, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries: First Financial Bank, National Association, Abilene, Texas; First Technology Services, Inc.; First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, National Association; First Financial Investments, Inc.; and First Financial Insurance Agency, Inc.

Through our subsidiary bank, we conduct a full-service commercial banking business. Our banking centers are located primarily in Central, North Central, Southeast and West Texas. As of September 30, 2018, we had 72 financial centers across Texas, with eleven locations in Abilene, three locations in Weatherford, two locations in Cleburne, Conroe, San Angelo, Stephenville and Granbury, and one location each in Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Clyde, Cut and Shoot, Decatur, Eastland, El Campo, Fort Worth, Fulshear, Glen Rose, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Kingwood, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Palacios, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, Southlake, Sweetwater, Tomball, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Willis and Willow Park, all in Texas. Our trust subsidiary has seven locations which are located in Abilene, Fort Worth, Odessa, Beaumont, San Angelo, Stephenville and Sweetwater.

In the opinion of management, the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position and unaudited results of operations and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements, and notes thereto in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2017. All adjustments were of a normal recurring nature. However, the results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2018, due to seasonality, changes in economic conditions and loan credit quality, interest rate fluctuations, regulatory and legislative changes and other factors. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the financial statement date. Actual results could vary. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules and regulations. The Company evaluated subsequent events for potential recognition and/or disclosure through the date the consolidated financial statements were issued.

Goodwill and other intangible assets are evaluated annually for impairment as of the end of the second quarter. No such impairment has been noted in connection with the current or any prior evaluations.

New Revenue Recognition Standard

ASC 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” established principles for reporting information about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from the entity’s contracts to provide goods or services to customers. The core principle requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration that it expects to be entitled to receive in exchange for those goods or services recognized as performance obligations are satisfied.

The majority of the Company’s revenue is derived from loan and investment income which are specifically excluded from the scope of this standard. Of the Company’s remaining sources of income, substantially all sources of revenue are recognized either by transaction (ATM, interchange, wire transfer,

 

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etc.) or when the Company charges a customer for a service that has already been rendered (monthly service charges, account fees, monthly trust management fees, etc.). Payment for such performance obligations are generally received at the time the performance obligations are satisfied. Other non-interest income primarily includes items such as letter of credit fees, gains on the sale of loans held for sale and servicing fees, none of which are subject to the requirements of ASC 606. See note 13 for additional discussion related to the Company’s adoption of ASC 606.

Note 2 – Stock Repurchase

On July 25, 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 2,000,000 common shares through September 30, 2020. The shares buyback plan authorizes management to repurchase the shares at such time as repurchases are considered beneficial to shareholders. Any repurchase of shares will be made through the open market, block trades or in privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Under the repurchase plan, there is no minimum number of shares that the Company is required to repurchase. Through September 30, 2018, no shares were repurchased under this authorization.

Note 3 - Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per common share is computed by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the periods presented. In computing diluted earnings per common share for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2018, and 2017, the Company assumes that all dilutive outstanding options to purchase common shares have been exercised at the beginning of the period (or the time of issuance, if later). The dilutive effect of these outstanding options and the restricted shares is reflected by application of the treasury stock method, whereby the proceeds from exercised options and restricted shares are assumed to be used to purchase common shares at the average market price during the respective periods. The weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing basic earnings per common share for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were 67,635,058 and 66,140,518 shares, respectively. The weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing basic earnings per common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were 67,586,843 and 66,104,914 shares, respectively. The weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing fully diluted earnings per common share for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were 68,053,724 and 66,417,281 shares, respectively. The weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing fully diluted earnings per common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were 67,948,420 and 66,392,210 shares, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, there were no weighted average outstanding stock options that were anti-dilutive that have been excluded from the earnings per share calculation.

Note 4 - Interest-bearing Time Deposits in Banks and Securities

Interest-bearing time deposits in banks totaled $1,458,000 at September 30, 2018 and 2017 and December 31, 2017, respectively, and have original maturities within twelve months.

Management classifies debt and equity securities as held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, or trading based on its intent. Debt securities that management has the positive intent and ability to hold to maturity are classified as held-to-maturity and recorded at cost, adjusted for amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts, which are recognized as adjustments to interest income using the interest method. Securities not classified as held-to-maturity or trading are classified as available-for-sale and recorded at fair value, with all unrealized gains and unrealized losses judged to be temporary, net of deferred income taxes, excluded from earnings and reported in the consolidated statements of comprehensive earnings. Available-for-sale securities that have unrealized losses that are judged other-than-temporary are included in gain (loss) on sale of securities and a new cost basis is established. Securities classified as trading are recorded at fair value with unrealized gains and losses included in earnings.

 

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The Company records its available-for-sale and trading securities portfolio at fair value. Fair values of these securities are determined based on methodologies in accordance with current authoritative accounting guidance. Fair values are volatile and may be influenced by a number of factors, including market interest rates, prepayment speeds, discount rates, credit ratings and yield curves. Fair values for investment securities are based on quoted market prices, where available. If quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on the quoted prices of similar instruments or an estimate of fair value by using a range of fair value estimates in the market place as a result of the illiquid market specific to the type of security.

When the fair value of a security is below its amortized cost, and depending on the length of time the condition exists and the extent the fair value is below amortized cost, additional analysis is performed to determine whether an other-than-temporary impairment condition exists. Available-for-sale and held-to-maturity securities are analyzed quarterly for possible other-than-temporary impairment. The analysis considers (i) whether we have the intent to sell our securities prior to recovery and/or maturity, (ii) whether it is more likely than not that we will have to sell our securities prior to recovery and/or maturity, (iii) the length of time and extent to which the fair value has been less than amortized cost, and (iv) the financial condition of the issuer. Often, the information available to conduct these assessments is limited and rapidly changing, making estimates of fair value subject to judgment. If actual information or conditions are different than estimated, the extent of the impairment of the security may be different than previously estimated, which could have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition.

The Company’s investment portfolio consists of U.S. Treasury securities, obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies, obligations of states and political subdivisions, mortgage pass-through securities, corporate bonds and general obligation or revenue based municipal bonds. Pricing for such securities is generally readily available and transparent in the market. The Company utilizes independent third-party pricing services to value its investment securities, which the Company reviews as well as the underlying pricing methodologies for reasonableness and to ensure such prices are aligned with pricing matrices. The Company validates quarterly, on a sample basis, prices supplied by the independent pricing services by comparison to prices obtained from other third-party sources.

A summary of the Company’s available-for-sale securities follows (in thousands):

 

     September 30, 2018  
     Amortized
Cost Basis
     Gross
Unrealized
Holding Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Holding Losses
     Estimated
Fair Value
 

U.S. Treasury Securities

   $ 9,964      $ —        $ (35    $ 9,929  

Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

     303        —          (1      302  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     1,174,320        21,664        (4,097      1,191,887  

Corporate bonds and other

     4,860        —          (121      4,739  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     1,533,302        912        (39,908      1,494,306  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     453,495        8        (10,299      443,204  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total securities available-for-sale

   $ 3,176,244      $ 22,584      $ (54,461    $ 3,144,367  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     September 30, 2017  
     Amortized
Cost Basis
     Gross
Unrealized
Holding Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Holding Losses
     Estimated
Fair Value
 

Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

   $ 73,583      $ 35      $ (30    $ 73,588  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     1,379,117        56,671        (1,594      1,434,194  

Corporate bonds and other

     19,439        118        (2      19,555  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     1,024,615        8,466        (3,797      1,029,284  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     328,806        945        (889      328,862  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total securities available-for-sale

   $ 2,825,560      $ 66,235      $ (6,312    $ 2,885,483  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     December 31, 2017  
     Amortized
Cost Basis
     Gross
Unrealized
Holding Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Holding Losses
     Estimated
Fair Value
 

Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

   $ 60,516      $ —        $ (186    $ 60,330  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     1,369,295        52,491        (936      1,420,850  

Corporate bonds and other

     11,421        43        (5      11,459  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     1,223,452        4,561        (8,916      1,219,097  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     377,934        263        (2,460      375,737  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total securities available-for-sale

   $ 3,042,618      $ 57,358      $ (12,503    $ 3,087,473  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company invests in mortgage-backed securities that have expected maturities that differ from their contractual maturities. These differences arise because borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without a prepayment penalty. These securities include collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and other asset backed securities. The expected maturities of these securities at September 30, 2018 were computed by using scheduled amortization of balances and historical prepayment rates. At September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, the Company did not hold CMOs that entail higher risks than standard mortgage-backed securities.

 

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The amortized cost and estimated fair value of available-for-sale securities at September 30, 2018, by contractual and expected maturity, are shown below (in thousands):

 

     Amortized
Cost Basis
     Estimated
Fair Value
 

Due within one year

   $ 187,577      $ 189,177  

Due after one year through five years

     552,075        565,059  

Due after five years through ten years

     448,087        450,670  

Due after ten years

     1,708        1,951  

Mortgage-backed securities

     1,986,797        1,937,510  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 3,176,244      $ 3,144,367  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following tables disclose the Company’s investment securities that have been in a continuous unrealized-loss position for less than 12 months and for 12 or more months (in thousands):

 

     Less than 12 Months      12 Months or Longer      Total  

September 30, 2018

   Fair Value      Unrealized
Loss
     Fair Value      Unrealized
Loss
     Fair Value      Unrealized
Loss
 

U.S. Treasury Securities

   $ 9,929      $ 35      $ —        $ —        $ 9,929      $ 35  

Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

     302        1        —          —          302        1  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     184,265        2,165        44,750        1,932        229,015        4,097  

Corporate bonds and other

     4,399        110        449        11        4,848        121  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     962,320        20,850        461,227        19,058        1,423,547        39,908  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     270,375        5,908        167,368        4,391        437,743        10,299  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,431,590      $ 29,069      $ 673,794      $ 25,392      $ 2,105,384      $ 54,461  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     Less than 12 Months      12 Months or Longer      Total  

September 30, 2017

   Fair Value      Unrealized
Loss
     Fair Value      Unrealized
Loss
     Fair Value      Unrealized
Loss
 

Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

   $ 45,050      $ 30      $ —        $ —        $ 45,050      $ 30  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     54,983        309        45,217        1,285        100,200        1,594  

Corporate bonds and other

     —          —          240        2        240        2  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     225,369        1,531        131,849        2,266        357,218        3,797  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     170,146        751        21,001        138        191,147        889  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 495,548      $ 2,621      $ 198,307      $ 3,691      $ 693,855      $ 6,312  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Less than 12 months      12 months or longer      Total  

December 31, 2017

   Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Loss
     Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Loss
     Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Loss
 

Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

   $ 60,329      $ 186      $ —        $ —        $ 60,329      $ 186  

Obligations of state and political subdivisions

     66,361        219        44,938        717        111,299        936  

Corporate bonds and other

     224        2        237        3        461        5  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     701,252        3,988        239,641        4,928        940,893        8,916  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     239,548        1,500        92,549        960        332,097        2,460  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,067,714      $ 5,895      $ 377,365      $ 6,608      $ 1,445,079      $ 12,503  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The number of investments in an unrealized loss position totaled 484 at September 30, 2018. We do not believe these unrealized losses are “other-than-temporary” as (i) we do not have the intent to sell our securities prior to recovery and/or maturity and (ii) it is more likely than not that we will not have to sell our securities prior to recovery and/or maturity. In making this determination, we also consider the length of time and extent to which fair value has been less than cost and the financial condition of the issuer. The unrealized losses noted are interest rate related due to the level of interest rates at September 30, 2018 compared to the time of purchase. We have reviewed the ratings of the issuers and have not identified any issues related to the ultimate repayment of principal as a result of credit concerns on these securities. Our mortgage related securities are backed by GNMA, FNMA and FHLMC or are collateralized by securities backed by these agencies. At September 30, 2018, 83.26% of our available-for-sale securities that are obligations of states and political subdivisions were issued within the State of Texas, of which 31.30% are guaranteed by the Texas Permanent School Fund.

At September 30, 2018, $1,820,197,000 of the Company’s securities were pledged as collateral for public or trust fund deposits, repurchase agreements and for other purposes required or permitted by law.

During the quarters ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, sales of investment securities that were classified as available-for-sale totaled $71,134,000 and $83,605,000, respectively. Gross realized gains from security sales during the third quarter of 2018 and 2017 totaled $348,000 and $1,750,000, respectively. Gross realized losses from security sales during the third quarter of 2018 and 2017 totaled $290,000 and $675,000, respectively. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, sale of investment securities were classified as available-for-sale totaled $220,259,000 and $120,576,000, respectively. Gross realized gains from security sales during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 totaled $1,877,000 and totaled $2,550,000, respectively. Gross realized losses from security sales during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 totaled $531,000 and $725,000, respectively.

The specific identification method was used to determine cost in order to compute the realized gains and losses.

Note 5 – Loans Held for Investment and Allowance for Loan Losses

Loans held for investment are stated at the amount of unpaid principal, reduced by unearned income and an allowance for loan losses. Interest on loans is calculated by using the simple interest method on daily balances of the principal amounts outstanding. The Company defers and amortizes net loan origination fees and costs as an adjustment to yield. The allowance for loan losses is established through a provision for loan losses charged to expense. Loans are charged against the allowance for loan losses when management believes the collectability of the principal is unlikely.

 

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The Company has certain lending policies and procedures in place that are designed to maximize loan income with an acceptable level of risk. Management reviews and approves these policies and procedures on an annual basis and makes changes as appropriate. Management receives and reviews monthly reports related to loan originations, quality, concentrations, delinquencies, nonperforming and potential problem loans. Diversification in the loan portfolio is a means of managing risk associated with fluctuations in economic conditions, both by type of loan and geographic location.

Commercial loans are underwritten after evaluating and understanding the borrower’s ability to operate profitably and effectively. Underwriting standards are designed to determine whether the borrower possesses sound business ethics and practices and to evaluate current and projected cash flows to determine the ability of the borrower to repay their obligations as agreed. Commercial loans are primarily made based on the identified cash flows of the borrower and, secondarily, on the underlying collateral provided by the borrower. Most commercial loans are secured by the assets being financed or other business assets, such as accounts receivable or inventory, and include personal guarantees.

Agricultural loans are subject to underwriting standards and processes similar to commercial loans. These agricultural loans are based primarily on the identified cash flows of the borrower and secondarily on the underlying collateral provided by the borrower. Most agricultural loans are secured by the agriculture related assets being financed, such as farm land, cattle or equipment, and include personal guarantees.

Real estate loans are also subject to underwriting standards and processes similar to commercial and agricultural loans. These loans are underwritten primarily based on projected cash flows and, secondarily, as loans secured by real estate. The repayment of real estate loans is generally largely dependent on the successful operation of the property securing the loans or the business conducted on the property securing the loan. Real estate loans may be more adversely affected by conditions in the real estate markets or in the general economy. The properties securing the Company’s real estate portfolio are generally diverse in terms of type and geographic location within Texas. This diversity helps reduce the exposure to adverse economic events that affect any single market or industry. Generally, real estate loans are owner occupied which further reduces the Company’s risk.

Consumer loan underwriting utilizes methodical credit standards and analysis to supplement the Company’s underwriting policies and procedures. The Company’s loan policy addresses types of consumer loans that may be originated and the collateral, if secured, which must be perfected. The relatively smaller individual dollar amounts of consumer loans that are spread over numerous individual borrowers also minimize the Company’s risk.

The allowance for loan losses is an amount which represents management’s best estimate of probable losses that are inherent in the Company’s loan portfolio as of the balance sheet date. The allowance for loan losses is comprised of three elements: (i) specific reserves determined based on probable losses on specific classified loans; (ii) a historical valuation reserve component that considers historical loss rates; and (iii) qualitative reserves based upon general economic conditions and other qualitative risk factors both internal and external to the Company. The allowance for loan losses is increased by charges to income and decreased by charge-offs (net of recoveries). Management’s periodic evaluation of the appropriateness of the allowance is based on general economic conditions, the financial condition of borrowers, the value and liquidity of collateral, delinquency, prior loan loss experience, and the results of periodic reviews of the portfolio. For purposes of determining our historical valuation reserve, the loan portfolio, less cash secured loans, government guaranteed loans and classified loans, is multiplied by the Company’s historical loss rate. Specific allocations are increased or decreased in accordance with deterioration or improvement in credit quality and a corresponding increase or decrease in risk of loss on a particular loan. In addition, we adjust our allowance for qualitative factors such as current local economic conditions and trends, including, without limitations, unemployment, oil and gas prices, flood and drought conditions, changes in lending staff, policies and procedures, changes in credit concentrations, changes in the trends and severity of problem loans and changes in trends in volume and terms of loans. This qualitative reserve serves to estimate for additional areas of losses inherent in our portfolio that are not reflected in our historic loss factors.

 

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Although we believe we use the best information available to make loan loss allowance determinations, future adjustments could be necessary if circumstances or economic conditions differ substantially from the assumptions used in making our initial determinations. A decline in the economy and employment rates could result in increased levels of non-performing assets and charge-offs, increased loan provisions and reductions in income. Additionally, bank regulatory agencies periodically review our allowance for loan losses and methodology and could require, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, additional provisions to the allowance for loan losses based on their judgment of information available to them at the time of their examination as well as changes to our methodology.

Accrual of interest is discontinued on a loan and payments are applied to principal when management believes, after considering economic and business conditions and collection efforts, the borrower’s financial condition is such that collection of interest is doubtful. Except consumer loans, generally all loans past due greater than 90 days, based on contractual terms, are placed on non-accrual. Loans are returned to accrual status when all the principal and interest amounts contractually due are brought current and future payments are reasonably assured. Consumer loans are generally charged-off when a loan becomes past due 90 days. For other loans in the portfolio, facts and circumstances are evaluated in making charge-off decisions.

Loans are considered impaired when, based on current information and events, management determines that it is probable we will be unable to collect all amounts due in accordance with the loan agreement, including scheduled principal and interest payments. If a loan is impaired, a specific valuation allowance is allocated, if necessary. Interest payments on impaired loans are typically applied to principal unless collectability of the principal amount is reasonably assured, in which case interest is recognized on a cash basis. Impaired loans, or portions thereof, are charged off when deemed uncollectable.

The Company’s policy requires measurement of the allowance for an impaired, collateral dependent loan based on the fair value of the collateral. Other loan impairments for non-collateral dependent loans are measured based on the present value of expected future cash flows or the loan’s observable market price. At September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, all significant impaired loans have been determined to be collateral dependent and the allowance for loss has been measured utilizing the estimated fair value of the collateral less costs to sell.

From time to time, the Company modifies its loan agreement with a borrower. A modified loan is considered a troubled debt restructuring when two conditions are met: (i) the borrower is experiencing financial difficulty and (ii) concessions are made by the Company that would not otherwise be considered for a borrower with similar credit risk characteristics. Modifications to loan terms may include a lower interest rate, a reduction of principal, or a longer term to maturity. For all impaired loans, including the Company’s troubled debt restructurings, the Company performs a periodic, well-documented credit evaluation of the borrower’s financial condition and prospects for repayment to assess the likelihood that all principal and interest payments required under the terms of the agreement will be collected in full. When doubt exists about the ultimate collectability of principal and interest, the troubled debt restructuring remains on non-accrual status and payments received are applied to reduce principal to the extent necessary to eliminate such doubt. This determination of accrual status is judgmental and is based on facts and circumstances related to each troubled debt restructuring. Each of these loans is individually evaluated for impairment and a specific reserve is recorded based on probable losses, taking into consideration the related collateral, modified loan terms and cash flow. As of September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, substantially all of the Company’s troubled debt restructured loans are included in the non-accrual totals.

Loans acquired, including loans acquired in a business combination, are initially recorded at fair value with no valuation allowance. Acquired loans are segregated between those considered to be credit impaired and those deemed performing. To make this determination, management considers such factors as past due status, non-accrual status and credit risk ratings. The fair value of acquired performing loans

 

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is determined by discounting expected cash flows, both principal and interest, at prevailing market interest rates. The difference between the fair value and principal balances at acquisition date, the fair value discount, is accreted into interest income over the estimated life of the acquired performing loan portfolio.

Purchased credit impaired loans are those loans that showed evidence of deterioration of credit quality since origination and for which it is probable, at acquisition, that the Company will be unable to collect all amounts contractually owed. Their acquisition fair value, which includes a credit component at the acquisition date, was based on the estimate of cash flows, both principal and interest, expected to be collected or estimated collateral values if cash flows are not estimable, discounted at prevailing market rates of interest. The difference between the discounted cash flows expected at acquisition and the investment in the loan is recognized as interest income on a level-yield method over the life of the loan, unless management was unable to reasonably forecast cash flows in which case the loans were placed on nonaccrual. Contractually required payments for interest and principal that exceed the cash flows expected at acquisition are not recognized as a yield adjustment. Increases in expected cash flows subsequent to the initial investment are recognized prospectively through adjustment of the yield on the loan over its remaining life. Decreases in expected cash flows subsequent to acquisition are recognized as impairment. Valuation allowances on these impaired loans reflect only losses incurred after the acquisition. The carrying amount of purchased credit impaired loans at September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, was $2,947,000, $736,000 and $618,000, respectively, compared to a contractual balance of $3,898,000, $932,000, and $755,000, respectively. Other purchased credit impaired loan disclosures were omitted due to immateriality.

Loans held-for-investment by class of financing receivables are as follows (in thousands):

 

     September 30,      December 31,  
     2018      2017      2017  

Commercial

   $ 773,924      $ 674,947      $ 684,099  

Agricultural

     93,953        83,005        94,543  

Real estate

     2,614,929        2,297,556        2,302,998  

Consumer

     384,234        416,719        403,929  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total loans held-for-investment

   $ 3,867,040      $ 3,472,227      $ 3,485,569  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The Company’s non-accrual loans, loans still accruing and past due 90 days or more and restructured loans are as follows (in thousands):

 

     September 30,      December 31,  
     2018      2017      2017  

Non-accrual loans*

   $ 25,587      $ 18,750      $ 17,670  

Loans still accruing and past due 90 days or more

     88        257        288  

Troubled debt restructured loans**

     513        668        627  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 26,188      $ 19,675      $ 18,585  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

Includes $2,947,000, $736,000 and $618,000 of purchased credit impaired loans as of September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, respectively.

**

Troubled debt restructured loans of $4,577,000, $5,277,000 and $4,629,000, whose interest collection, after considering economic and business conditions and collection efforts, is doubtful are included in non-accrual loans at September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, respectively.

The Company’s recorded investment in impaired loans and the related valuation allowance are as follows (in thousands):

 

September 30, 2018

     September 30, 2017      December 31, 2017  

Recorded

            Investment             

   Valuation
            Allowance             
                 Recorded            
Investment
                 Valuation            
Allowance
                 Recorded            
Investment
                 Valuation            
Allowance
 

$                     25,587

   $ 4,988      $ 18,750      $ 4,177      $ 17,670      $ 3,996  

 

  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company had $26,859,000, $22,076,000 and $20,117,000 in non-accrual, past due 90 days or more and still accruing, restructured loans and foreclosed assets at September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, respectively. Non-accrual loans at September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, consisted of the following by class of financing receivables (in thousands):

 

     September 30,      December 31,  
     2018      2017      2017  

Commercial

   $ 6,961      $ 4,133      $ 3,612  

Agricultural

     1,046        60        134  

Real estate

     16,682        13,386        12,838  

Consumer

     898        1,171        1,086  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 25,587      $ 18,750      $ 17,670  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

No significant additional funds are committed to be advanced in connection with impaired loans as of September 30, 2018.

The Company’s impaired loans and related allowance are summarized in the following tables by class of financing receivables (in thousands). No interest income was recognized on impaired loans subsequent to their classification as impaired.

 

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September 30,

2018               

   Unpaid
Contractual
Principal
Balance
     Recorded
Investment
With No
Allowance*
     Recorded
Investment
With
Allowance
     Total
Recorded
Investment
     Related
Allowance
     Year –to-Date
Average
Recorded
Investment
     Three-
Month
Average
Recorded
Investment
 

Commercial

   $ 9,276      $ 3,467      $ 3,494      $ 6,961      $ 1,412      $ 8,339      $ 7,669  

Agricultural

     1,062        —          1,046        1,046        528        1,506        1,101  

Real Estate

     22,513        4,215        12,467        16,682        2,652        18,688        17,762  

Consumer

     1,088        50        848        898        396        1,012        942  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 33,939      $ 7,732      $ 17,855      $ 25,587      $ 4,988      $ 29,545      $ 27,474  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

Includes $2,947,000 of purchased credit impaired loans.

 

September 30,

2017               

   Unpaid
Contractual
Principal
Balance
     Recorded
Investment
With No
Allowance*
     Recorded
Investment
With
Allowance
     Total
Recorded
Investment
     Related
Allowance
     Year –to-
Date
Average
Recorded
Investment
     Three-
Month
Average
Recorded
Investment
 

Commercial

   $ 10,989      $ 617      $ 3,516      $ 4,133      $ 1,671      $ 7,313      $ 5,866  

Agricultural

     66        —          60        60        17        66        60  

Real Estate

     17,306        3,742        9,644        13,386        1,984        14,279        13,829  

Consumer

     1,388        262        909        1,171        505        1,341        1,238  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 29,749      $ 4,621      $ 14,129      $ 18,750      $ 4,177      $ 22,999      $ 20,993  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

Includes $736,000 of purchased credit impaired loans.

 

December 31,

2017              

   Unpaid
Contractual
Principal
Balance
     Recorded
Investment
With No
Allowance*
     Recorded
Investment
With
Allowance
     Total
Recorded
Investment
     Related
Allowance
     12 Month
Average
Recorded
Investment
 

Commercial

   $ 5,597      $ 518      $ 3,094      $ 3,612      $ 1,194      $ 4,849  

Agricultural

     147        —          134        134        31        120  

Real Estate

     16,823        2,348        10,490        12,838        2,316        13,835  

Consumer

     1,284        143        943        1,086        455        1,258  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 23,851      $ 3,009      $ 14,661      $ 17,670      $ 3,996      $ 20,062  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

Includes $618,000 of purchased credit impaired loans.

The Company recognized interest income on impaired loans prior to being recognized as impaired of approximately $624,000 during the year ended December 31, 2017. Such amounts for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were not significant.

From a credit risk standpoint, the Company rates its loans in one of four categories: (i) pass, (ii) special mention, (iii) substandard or (iv) doubtful. Loans rated as loss are charged-off.

The ratings of loans reflect a judgment about the risks of default and loss associated with the loan. The Company reviews the ratings on our credits as part of our on-going monitoring of the credit quality of our loan portfolio. Ratings are adjusted to reflect the degree of risk and loss that are felt to be inherent in each credit as of each reporting period. Our methodology is structured so that specific allocations are increased in accordance with deterioration in credit quality (and a corresponding increase in risk and loss) or decreased in accordance with improvement in credit quality (and a corresponding decrease in risk and loss).

Credits rated special mention show clear signs of financial weaknesses or deterioration in credit worthiness, however, such concerns are not so pronounced that the Company generally expects to experience significant loss within the short-term. Such credits typically maintain the ability to perform within standard credit terms and credit exposure is not as prominent as credits rated more harshly.

 

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Credits rated substandard are those in which the normal repayment of principal and interest may be, or has been, jeopardized by reason of adverse trends or developments of a financial, managerial, economic or political nature, or important weaknesses exist in collateral. A protracted workout on these credits is a distinct possibility. Prompt corrective action is therefore required to strengthen the Company’s position, and/or to reduce exposure and to assure that adequate remedial measures are taken by the borrower. Credit exposure becomes more likely in such credits and a serious evaluation of the secondary support to the credit is performed.

Credits rated doubtful are those in which full collection of principal appears highly questionable, and which some degree of loss is anticipated, even though the ultimate amount of loss may not yet be certain and/or other factors exist which could affect collection of debt. Based upon available information, positive action by the Company is required to avert or minimize loss. Credits rated doubtful are generally also placed on non-accrual.

The following summarizes the Company’s internal ratings of its loans held-for-investment by class of financing receivables and portfolio segments, which are the same (in thousands):

 

September 30, 2018

   Pass      Special
Mention
     Substandard      Doubtful      Total  

Commercial

   $ 747,758      $ 8,817      $ 17,349      $ —        $ 773,924  

Agricultural

     89,314        68        4,571        —          93,953  

Real Estate

     2,530,673        27,241        57,015        —          2,614,929  

Consumer

     381,772        324        2,138        —          384,234  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 3,749,517      $ 36,450      $ 81,073      $ —        $ 3,867,040  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2017

   Pass      Special
Mention
     Substandard      Doubtful      Total  

Commercial

   $ 632,693    $ 7,997      $ 34,257      $ —        $ 674,947  

Agricultural

     79,227        841        2,937        —          83,005  

Real Estate

     2,224,970        26,231        46,355        —          2,297,556  

Consumer

     414,043        168        2,508        —          416,719  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 3,350,933      $ 35,237      $ 86,057      $ —        $ 3,472,227  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2017

   Pass      Special
Mention
     Substandard      Doubtful      Total  

Commercial

   $ 649,166      $ 6,282      $ 28,651      $ —        $ 684,099  

Agricultural

     90,457        1,527        2,559        —          94,543  

Real Estate

     2,227,302        29,089        46,607        —          2,302,998  

Consumer

     401,434        181        2,314        —          403,929  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 3,368,359      $ 37,079      $ 80,131      $ —        $ 3,485,569  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company’s past due loans are as follows (in thousands):

 

September 30,

2018                

   15-59
Days
Past
Due*
     60-89
Days
Past
Due
     Greater
Than
90
Days
     Total
Past
Due
     Current      Total
Loans
     90 Days
Past Due
Still
Accruing
 

Commercial

   $ 3,850      $ 420      $ 3,331      $ 7,601      $ 766,323      $ 773,924      $ —    

Agricultural

     442        —          287        729        93,224        93,953        —    

Real Estate

     15,542        2,583        661        18,786        2,596,143        2,614,929        —    

Consumer

     749        173        145        1,067        383,167        384,234        88  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 20,583      $ 3,176      $ 4,424      $ 28,183      $ 3,838,857      $ 3,867,040      $ 88  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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September 30,

2017              

   15-59
Days
Past
Due*
     60-89
Days
Past
Due
     Greater
Than
90
Days
     Total
Past
Due
     Current      Total
Loans
     90 Days
Past Due
Still
Accruing
 

Commercial

   $ 3,288      $ 585      $ 1,495      $ 5,368      $ 669,579      $ 674,947      $ 212  

Agricultural

     322        —          —          322        82,683        83,005        —    

Real Estate

     12,636        984        2,293        15,913        2,281,643        2,297,556        —    

Consumer

     1,211        457        176        1,844        414,875        416,719        45  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 17,457      $ 2,026      $ 3,964      $ 23,447      $ 3,448,780      $ 3,472,227      $ 257  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31,

2017              

   15-59
Days
Past
Due*
     60-89
Days
Past
Due
     Greater
Than
90
Days
     Total
Past
Due
     Total
Current
     Total
Loans
     Total 90
Days Past
Due Still
Accruing
 

Commercial

   $ 2,039      $ 1,104      $ 1,081      $ 4,224      $ 679,875      $ 684,099      $ 7  

Agricultural

     640        —          —          640        93,903        94,543        —    

Real Estate

     12,308        511        1,198        14,017        2,288,981        2,302,998        216  

Consumer

     1,360        361        135        1,856        402,073        403,929        65  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 16,347      $ 1,976      $ 2,414      $ 20,737      $ 3,464,832      $ 3,485,569      $ 288  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

The Company monitors commercial, agricultural and real estate loans after such loans are 15 days past due. Consumer loans are monitored after such loans are 30 days past due.

The following table details the allowance for loan losses by portfolio segment (in thousands). There were no allowances for purchased credit impaired loans at September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017. Allocation of a portion of the allowance to one category of loans does not preclude its availability to absorb losses in other categories.

 

September 30, 2018

   Commercial      Agricultural      Real Estate      Consumer      Total  

Loans individually evaluated for impairment

   $ 1,412      $ 528      $ 2,652      $ 396      $ 4,988  

Loans collectively evaluated for impairment

     7,549        1,106        31,713        5,515        45,883  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 8,961      $ 1,634      $ 34,365      $ 5,911      $ 50,871  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2017

   Commercial      Agricultural      Real Estate      Consumer      Total  

Loans individually evaluated for impairment

   $ 1,671      $ 17      $ 1,984      $ 505      $ 4,177  

Loans collectively evaluated for impairment

     10,201        1,284        26,484        5,776        43,745  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 11,872      $ 1,301      $ 28,468      $ 6,281      $ 47,922  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2017

   Commercial      Agricultural      Real Estate      Consumer      Total  

Loans individually evaluated for impairment

   $ 1,194      $ 31      $ 2,316      $ 455      $ 3,996  

Loans collectively evaluated for impairment

     9,671        1,274        27,580        5,635        44,160  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 10,865      $ 1,305      $ 29,896      $ 6,090      $ 48,156  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Changes in the allowance for loan losses are summarized as follows by portfolio segment (in thousands):

 

Three months ended

September 30, 2018

   Commercial     Agricultural     Real Estate     Consumer     Total  

Beginning balance

   $ 9,218     $ 1,402     $ 33,243     $ 6,088     $ 49,951  

Provision for loan losses

     (24     229       1,091       154       1,450  

Recoveries

     192       3       85       135       415  

Charge-offs

     (425     —         (54     (466     (945
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance

   $ 8,961     $ 1,634     $ 34,365     $ 5,911     $ 50,871  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Three months ended

September 30, 2017

   Commercial     Agricultural     Real Estate     Consumer     Total  

Beginning balance

   $ 11,935     $ 1,127     $ 28,023     $ 6,325     $ 47,410  

Provision for loan losses

     557       157       424       277       1,415  

Recoveries

     119       17       50       91       277  

Charge-offs

     (739     —         (29     (412     (1,180
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance

   $ 11,872     $ 1,301     $ 28,468     $ 6,281     $ 47,922  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Nine months ended

September 30, 2018

   Commercial     Agricultural     Real Estate     Consumer     Total  

Beginning balance

   $ 10,865     $ 1,305     $ 29,896     $ 6,090     $ 48,156  

Provision for loan losses

     (1,316     317       4,325       539       3,865  

Recoveries

     476       12       345       382       1,215  

Charge-offs

     (1,064     —         (201     (1,100     (2,365
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance

   $ 8,961     $ 1,634     $ 34,365     $ 5,911     $ 50,871  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Nine months ended

September 30, 2017

   Commercial     Agricultural     Real Estate     Consumer     Total  

Beginning balance

   $ 11,707   $ 1,101   $ 26,864     $ 6,107     $ 45,779

Provision for loan losses

     1,485       211       2,556       838       5,090  

Recoveries

     868       25       141       400       1,434  

Charge-offs

     (2,188     (36     (1,093     (1,064     (4,381
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance

   $ 11,872     $ 1,301     $ 28,468     $ 6,281     $ 47,922  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The Company’s recorded investment in loans related to the balance in the allowance for loan losses on the basis of the Company’s impairment methodology is as follows (in thousands). Purchased credit impaired loans of $2,947,000, $736,000 and $618,000 at September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, respectively, are included in loans individually evaluated for impairment.

 

September 30, 2018

   Commercial      Agricultural      Real Estate      Consumer      Total  

Loans individually evaluated for impairment

   $ 6,961      $ 1,046      $ 16,682      $ 898      $ 25,587  

Loans collectively evaluated for impairment

     766,963        92,907        2,598,247        383,336        3,841,453  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 773,924      $ 93,953      $ 2,614,929      $ 384,234      $ 3,867,040  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

September 30, 2017

   Commercial      Agricultural      Real Estate      Consumer      Total  

Loans individually evaluated for impairment

   $ 4,133      $ 60      $ 13,386      $ 1,171      $ 18,750  

Loans collectively evaluated for impairment

     670,814        82,945        2,284,170        415,548        3,453,477  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 674,947      $ 83,005      $ 2,297,556      $ 416,719      $ 3,472,227  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2017

   Commercial      Agricultural      Real Estate      Consumer      Total  

Loans individually evaluated for impairment

   $ 3,612      $ 134      $ 12,838      $ 1,086      $ 17,670  

Loan collectively evaluated for impairment

     680,487        94,409        2,290,160        402,843        3,467,899  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 684,099      $ 94,543      $ 2,302,998      $ 403,929      $ 3,485,569  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The Company’s loans that were modified and considered troubled debt restructurings are as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended September 30, 2018      Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018  
           

Pre-

Modification

    

Post-

Modification

           

Pre-

Modification

    

Post-

Modification

 
            Recorded      Recorded             Recorded      Recorded  
     Number      Investment      Investment      Number      Investment      Investment  

Commercial

     2      $ 547      $ 547        3      $ 826      $ 826  

Agricultural

     —          —          —          1        4        4  

Real Estate

     1        117        117        5        642        642  

Consumer

     —          —          —          6        113        113  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     3      $ 664      $ 664        15      $ 1,585      $ 1,585  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     Three Months Ended September 30, 2017      Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017  
           

Pre-

Modification

     Post-
Modification
           

Pre-

Modification

     Post-
Modification
 
            Recorded      Recorded             Recorded      Recorded  
     Number      Investment      Investment      Number      Investment      Investment  

Commercial

     3      $ 514      $ 514        9      $ 838      $ 838  

Agricultural

     —          —          —          —          —          —    

Real Estate

     1        256        256        3        473        473  

Consumer

     —          —          —          1        25        25  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     4      $ 770      $ 770        13      $ 1,336      $ 1,336  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
The balances below provide information as to how the loans were modified as troubled debt restructured loans (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended September 30, 2018      Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018  
     Adjusted
Interest
Rate
     Extended
Maturity
     Combined
Rate and
Maturity
     Adjusted
Interest
Rate
     Extended
Maturity
     Combined
Rate and
Maturity
 

Commercial

   $ —        $ 491      $ 56        —        $ 491      $ 335  

Agricultural

     —          —          —          —          —          4  

Real Estate

     —          117        —          —          279        363  

Consumer

     —          —          —          —          —          113  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ —        $ 608      $ 56        —        $ 770      $ 815  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     Three Months Ended September 30, 2017      Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017  
     Adjusted
Interest
Rate
     Extended
Maturity
     Combined
Rate and
Maturity
     Adjusted
Interest
Rate
     Extended
Maturity
     Combined
Rate and
Maturity
 

Commercial

   $ —        $ —        $ 514        —        $ 181      $ 657  

Agricultural

     —          —          —          —          —          —    

Real Estate

     —          256        —          —          312        161  

Consumer

     —          —          —          —          25        —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ —        $ 256      $ 514        —        $ 518      $ 818  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, no loans were modified as a troubled debt restructured loan within the previous 12 months and for which there was a payment default. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, two loans and four loans, respectively, were modified as a troubled debt restructured loan within the previous 12 months and for which there was a payment default. A default for purposes of this disclosure is a troubled debt restructured loan in which the borrower is 90 days past due or more or results in the foreclosure and repossession of the applicable collateral. The loans with payment default are as follows (dollars in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,
2018
     Nine Months Ended September 30,
2018
 
     Number      Balance      Number      Balance  

Commercial

     —        $           —        $     

Agriculture

     —          —          —          —    

Real Estate

     —          —          —          —    

Consumer

     —          —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     —        $ —          —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,
2017
     Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017
 
     Number      Balance      Number      Balance  

Commercial

     2      $ 88        3      $ 141  

Agriculture

     —          —          —          —    

Real Estate

     —          —          1        62  

Consumer

     —          —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     2      $ 88        4      $ 203  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

As of September 30, 2018, the Company has no commitments to lend additional funds to loan customers whose terms have been modified in troubled debt restructurings.

Our subsidiary bank has established a line of credit with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB) to provide liquidity and meet pledging requirements for those customers eligible to have securities pledged to secure certain uninsured deposits. At September 30, 2018, $2,450,523,000 in loans held by our bank subsidiary were subject to blanket liens as security for this line of credit. At September 30, 2018, there were no advances or letters of credit outstanding under this line of credit.

Note 6 - Loans Held for Sale

The Company originates certain mortgage loans for sale in the secondary market. The mortgage loan sales contracts contain indemnification clauses should the loans default, generally in the first three to nine months, or if documentation is determined not to be in compliance with regulations. The Company’s historic losses as a result of these indemnities have been insignificant.

Loans held for sale totaled $18,496,000, $19,119,000 and $15,130,000 at September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, respectively. At September 30, 2018, $2,541,000 is valued at the lower of cost or fair value, and the remaining amount is valued under the fair value option. All of the amounts for December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2017 were valued at the lower of cost or fair value. The change to the fair value option for loans held for sale was effective at June 30, 2018 and was done in conjunction with the Company’s move to mandatory delivery in the secondary market and the purchase of forward mortgage-backed securities to manage the changes in fair value (see note 7 for additional information).

 

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These loans, which are sold on a servicing released basis, are valued using a market approach by utilizing either: (i) the fair value of the securities backed by similar mortgage loans, adjusted for certain factors to approximate the fair value of a whole mortgage loan, including the value attributable to mortgage servicing and credit risk, (ii) current commitments to purchase loans or (iii) recent observable market trades for similar loans, adjusted for credit risk and other individual loan characteristics. As these prices are derived from market observable inputs, the Company classifies these valuations as Level 2 in the fair value disclosures (see note 12). Interest income on mortgage loans held for sale is recognized based on the contractual rates and reflected in interest income on loans in the consolidated statements of earnings. The Company has no continuing ownership in any residential mortgage loans sold.

Note 7 - Derivative Financial Instruments

The Company enters into interest rate lock commitments (“IRLCs”) with customers to originate residential mortgage loans at a specific interest rate that are ultimately sold in the secondary market. These commitments, which contain fixed expiration dates, offer the borrower an interest rate guarantee provided the loan meets underwriting guidelines and closes within the timeframe established by the Company.

Beginning in the second quarter of 2018, the Company purchased forward mortgage-backed securities contracts to manage the changes in fair value associated with changes in interest rates related to a portion of the IRLCs. These instruments are typically entered into at the time the IRLC is made.

These financial instruments are not designated as hedging instruments and are used for asset and liability management needs. All derivatives are carried at fair value in either other assets or other liabilities.

The fair values of IRLCs are based on current secondary market prices for underlying loans and estimated servicing value with similar coupons, maturity and credit quality, subject to the anticipated loan funding probability (pull-through rate). The fair value of IRLCs is subject to change primarily due to changes in interest rates and the estimated pull-through rate. These commitments are classified as Level 3 in the fair value disclosures (see note 12), as the valuations are based on observable market inputs.

Forward mortgage-backed securities contracts are exchange-traded or traded within highly active dealer markets. In order to determine the fair value of these instruments, the Company utilizes the exchange price or dealer market price for the particular derivative contract and these instruments are therefore classified as Level 2 in the fair value disclosures (see note 12). The estimated fair values are subject to change primarily due to changes in interest rates.

The following table provides the outstanding notional balances and fair values of outstanding derivative positions (dollars in thousands):

 

September 30, 2018:

   Outstanding
Notional
Balance
     Asset
Derivative
Fair Value
     Liability
Derivative
Fair Value
 

IRLCs

   $ 48,311      $ 715      $ —    

Forward mortgage-backed securities trades

     42,500        143        —    

 

September 30, 2017:

   Outstanding
Notional
Balance
     Asset
Derivative
Fair Value
     Liability
Derivative
Fair Value
 

IRLCs

   $ 53,911      $ 440      $ —    

 

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December 31, 2017:

   Outstanding
Notional
Balance
     Asset
Derivative
Fair Value
     Liability
Derivative
Fair Value
 

IRLCs

   $ 37,589      $ 500      $ —    

Note 8 – Borrowings

Borrowings consisted of the following (dollars in thousands):

 

     September 30,      December 31,  
     2018      2017      2017  

Securities sold under agreements with customers to repurchase

   $ 378,460      $ 339,660      $ 320,450  

Federal funds purchased

     2,300        11,775        10,550  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 380,760      $ 351,435      $ 331,000  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Securities sold under repurchase agreements are generally with significant customers of the Company that require short-term liquidity for their funds for which the Company pledges certain securities that have a fair value equal to at least the amount of the borrowings. The agreements mature daily and therefore the risk arising from a decline in the fair value of the collateral pledged is minimal. The securities pledged are mortgage-backed securities. These agreements do not include “right of set-off” provisions and therefore the Company does not offset such agreements for financial reporting purposes.

Note 9 - Income Taxes

Income tax expense was $7,475,000 for the third quarter of 2018 as compared to $9,195,000 for the same period in 2017. The Company’s effective tax rates on pretax income were 15.73% and 23.84% for the third quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively. Income tax expense was $20,937,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to $25,300,000 for the same period in 2017. The Company’s effective tax rates on pretax income were 15.73% and 23.10% for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The effective tax rates differ from the statutory federal tax rate of 21% for 2018 and 35% for 2017 primarily due to tax exempt interest income earned on certain investment securities and loans, the deductibility of dividends paid to our employee stock ownership plan and excess tax benefits related to our directors’ deferred compensation plan.

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Jobs Act”) was signed into law with sweeping modifications to the Internal Revenue Service Code. The primary change for the Company was to lower the corporate income tax rate to 21% from 35%. The Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities were re-measured based on the income tax rules at which they are expected to reverse in the future, which is now generally 21%. The Company continues to analyze certain aspects of the Jobs Act resulting in refinement of the calculations which could potentially affect the measurement of these balances or potentially give rise to new deferred tax amounts. The provisional amount recorded related to the re-measurement of the Company’s deferred tax balance was $7,650,000, and was recorded in December 2017 as a reduction of income tax expense. There have been no adjustments to this provisional amount recorded in the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2018. In addition, income tax rate changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities totaling $5,759,000 related to amounts recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings during the first quarter of 2018.

 

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Note 10 - Stock Option Plan and Restricted Stock Plan

The Company grants incentive stock options for a fixed number of shares with an exercise price equal to the fair value of the shares at the date of grant to employees. In June 2017, the Company granted 452,450 incentive stock options with an exercise price of $42.35 per share. The fair value of the options was $9.90 per option and was estimated using the Black-Scholes options pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions: risk-free interest rate of 1.89%; expected dividend yield of 1.79%; expected life of 6.24 years; and expected volatility of 26.51%. No options have been granted in 2018.

The Company recorded stock option expense totaling $377,000 and $750,000 for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company recorded stock option expense totaling $1,131,000 and $1,182,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The additional disclosure requirements under authoritative accounting guidance have been omitted due to the amounts being insignificant.

On April 26, 2016, upon re-election of existing directors, 7,660 restricted shares with a total value of $250,000 were granted to the ten non-employee directors and was expensed over the period from grant date to April 25, 2017, the date of the next Annual Shareholders’ Meeting at which these directors’ term expired. On April 25, 2017, upon re-election of existing directors, 14,650 restricted shares with a total value of $600,000 were granted to the ten non-employee directors and was expensed over the period from the grant date to April 24, 2018, the date of the next Annual Shareholders’ Meeting at which these directors’ term expired. On April 24, 2018, upon re-election of nine of the existing directors, 10,710 restricted shares with a total value of $540,000 were granted to these non-employee directors and is being expensed over the period from grant date to April 23, 2019, the Company’s next shareholders’ meeting at which the director’s term expires. The Company recorded director expense related to these restricted share grants of $135,000 and $150,000 for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company recorded director expense related to these restricted stock grants of $425,000 and $333,000 for the nine months period ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

On October 27, 2015, the Company granted 31,273 restricted shares with a total value of $1,060,000 to certain officers that is being expensed over the vesting period of three years. On October 25, 2016, the Company granted 15,405 restricted stock shares with a total value of $560,000 to certain officers that is being expensed over the vesting period of three years. On October 24, 2017, the Company granted 14,191 restricted shares with a total value of $655,000 to certain officers that is being expensed over the vesting period of one to three years. The Company recorded restricted stock expense for officers of $175,000 and $133,000, for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company recorded restricted stock expense for officers of $501,000 and $399,000, for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

On October 23, 2018, the Company granted 26,021 restricted shares with a total value of $1,440,000 to certain officers that will be expensed over a three year vesting period.

Note 11 - Pension Plan

The Company’s defined benefit pension plan was frozen effective January 1, 2004, whereby no new participants will be added to the plan and no additional years of service will accrue to participants, unless the pension plan is reinstated at a future date. The pension plan covered substantially all of the Company’s employees at the time. The benefits for each employee were based on years of service and a percentage of the employee’s qualifying compensation during the final years of employment. The Company’s funding policy was and is to contribute annually the amount necessary to satisfy the Internal Revenue Service’s funding standards. Contributions to the pension plan, prior to freezing the plan, were intended to provide not only for benefits attributed to service to date but also for those expected to be earned in the future. As a result of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the “Protection Act”), the Company will be required to contribute amounts in future years to fund any shortfalls. The Company has evaluated the provisions of the Protection Act as well as the Internal Revenue Service’s funding standards to develop a plan for funding in future years. The Company made no contribution in 2017, and has not made a contribution through September 30, 2018.

 

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Net periodic benefit costs totaling $65,000 and $84,000 were recorded for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Net periodic benefit costs totaling $177,000 and $253,000 were recorded for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Note 12 - Fair Value Disclosures

The authoritative accounting guidance for fair value measurements defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. A fair value measurement assumes that the transaction to sell the asset or transfer the liability occurs in the principal market for the asset or liability or, in the absence of a principal market, the most advantageous market for the asset or liability. The price in the principal (or most advantageous) market used to measure the fair value of the asset or liability shall not be adjusted for transaction costs. An orderly transaction is a transaction that assumes exposure to the market for a period prior to the measurement date to allow for marketing activities that are usual and customary for transactions involving such assets and liabilities; it is not a forced transaction. Market participants are buyers and sellers in the principal market that are (i) independent, (ii) knowledgeable, (iii) able to transact, and (iv) willing to transact.

The authoritative accounting guidance requires the use of valuation techniques that are consistent with the market approach, the income approach and/or the cost approach. The market approach uses prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets and liabilities. The income approach uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts, such as cash flows or earnings, to a single present amount on a discounted basis. The cost approach is based on the amount that currently would be required to replace the service capacity of an asset (replacement costs). Valuation techniques should be consistently applied. Inputs to valuation techniques refer to the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. Inputs may be observable, meaning those that reflect the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability developed based on market data obtained from independent sources, or unobservable, meaning those that reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability developed based on the best information available in the circumstances. In that regard, the authoritative guidance establishes a fair value hierarchy for valuation inputs that gives the highest priority to quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. The fair value hierarchy is as follows:

 

   

Level 1 Inputs – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the reporting entity has the ability to access at the measurement date.

 

   

Level 2 Inputs – Inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (for example, interest rates, volatilities, prepayment speeds, loss severities, credit risks and default rates) or inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.

 

   

Level 3 Inputs – Significant unobservable inputs that reflect an entity’s own assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the assets or liabilities.

A description of the valuation methodologies used for assets and liabilities measured at fair value, as well as the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the valuation hierarchy, is set forth below.

In general, fair value is based upon quoted market prices, where available. If such quoted market prices are not available, fair value is based upon internally developed models that primarily use, as inputs,

 

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observable market-based parameters. Valuation adjustments may be made to ensure that financial instruments are recorded at fair value. While management believes the Company’s valuation methodologies are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different estimate of fair value at the reporting date.

Securities classified as available-for-sale and trading are reported at fair value utilizing Level 1 and Level 2 inputs. For these securities, the Company obtains fair value measurements from an independent pricing service. The fair value measurements consider observable data that may include market spreads, cash flows, the United States Treasury yield curve, live trading levels, trade execution data, dealer quotes, market consensus prepayments speeds, credit information and the security’s terms and conditions, among other items.

There were no transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 or Level 2 and Level 3 during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, and the year ended December 31, 2017.

The following table summarizes the Company’s available-for-sale securities which are measured at fair value on a recurring basis, segregated by the level of the valuation inputs within the fair value hierarchy utilized to measure fair value (dollars in thousands):

 

September 30, 2018

   Level 1
Inputs
     Level 2
Inputs
     Level 3
Inputs
     Total Fair
Value
 

Available-for-sale investment  securities:

           

U.S. Treasury securities

   $ 9,929      $ —        $ —        $ 9,929  

Obligations of U. S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

     —          302        —          302  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     —          1,191,887        —          1,191,887  

Corporate bonds

     —          450        —          450  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     —          1,494,306        —          1,494,306  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     —          443,204        —          443,204  

Other securities

     4,289        —          —          4,289  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 14,218      $ 3,130,149      $ —        $ 3,144,367  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

September 30, 2017

   Level 1
Inputs
     Level 2
Inputs
     Level 3
Inputs
     Total Fair
Value
 

Available-for-sale investment securities:

           

Obligations of U. S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

   $ —        $ 73,588      $ —        $ 73,588  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     —          1,434,194        —          1,434,194  

Corporate bonds

     —          15,099        —          15,099  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     —          1,029,284        —          1,029,284  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     —          328,862        —          328,862  

Other securities

     4,456        —          —          4,456  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 4,456      $ 2,881,027      $ —        $ 2,885,483  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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December 31, 2017

   Level 1
Inputs
     Level 2
Inputs
     Level 3
Inputs
     Total Fair
Value
 

Available-for-sale investment securities:

           

Obligations of U. S. government sponsored enterprises and agencies

   $ —        $ 60,330      $ —        $ 60,330  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

     —          1,420,850        —          1,420,850  

Corporate bonds

     —          7,031        —          7,031  

Residential mortgage-backed securities

     —          1,219,097        —          1,219,097  

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

     —          375,737        —          375,737  

Other securities

     4,428        —          —          4,428  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 4,428      $ 3,083,045      $ —        $ 3,087,473  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Certain financial assets and financial liabilities are measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis, that is, the instruments are not measured at fair value on an ongoing basis but are subject to fair value adjustments in certain circumstances (for example, when there is evidence of impairment). Financial assets and financial liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis include the following at September 30, 2018:

Impaired Loans – Impaired loans are reported at the fair value of the underlying collateral if repayment is expected solely from the collateral less costs to sell. Collateral values are estimated using Level 2 inputs based on observable market data. At September 30, 2018, impaired loans with a carrying value of $25,587,000 were reduced by specific valuation reserves totaling $4,988,000 resulting in a net fair value of $20,599,000. The Company also had impaired loans of $7,732,000 with no specific valuation reserve at September 30, 2018, due to the loans carrying value generally being lower than the value of the collateral associated with the loan.

Loans Held-for-Sale – Loans held-for-sale are reported at either the fair value option or the lower of cost or fair value (see note 6).

IRLC’s and Forward Mortgage-Backed Securities Trades – IRLCs and forward mortgage-backed securities trades are reported at fair value (see note 7).

Certain non-financial assets and non-financial liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis include other real estate owned, goodwill and other intangible assets and other non-financial long-lived assets. Non-financial assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis during the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 include other real estate owned which, subsequent to their initial transfer to other real estate owned from loans, were re-measured at fair value through a write-down included in gain (loss) on sale of foreclosed assets. During the reported periods, all fair value measurements for foreclosed assets utilized Level 2 inputs based on observable market data, generally third-party appraisals, or Level 3 inputs based on customized discounting criteria. These appraisals are evaluated individually and discounted as necessary due to the age of the appraisal, lack of comparable sales, expected holding periods of property or special use type of the property. Such discounts vary by appraisal based on the above factors but generally range from 5% to 25% of the appraised value. Re-evaluation of other real estate owned is performed at least annually as required by regulatory guidelines or more often if particular circumstances arise. The following table presents other real estate owned that were re-measured subsequent to their initial transfer to other real estate owned (dollars in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2018      2017  

Carrying value of other real estate owned prior to re-measurement

   $ —        $ 937  

Write-downs included in gain (loss) on sale of other real estate owned

     —          (288
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Fair value

   $ —        $ 649  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2018      2017  

Carrying value of other real estate owned prior to re-measurement

   $ 526      $ 1,025  

Write-downs included in gain (loss) on sale of other real estate owned

     (126      (296
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Fair value

   $ 400      $ 729  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

At September 30, 2018 and 2017, and December 31, 2017, other real estate owned totaled $593,000, $2,176,000 and $1,347,000, respectively.

The Company is required under current authoritative accounting guidance to disclose the estimated fair value of their financial instrument assets and liabilities including those subject to the requirements discussed above. For the Company, as for most financial institutions, substantially all of its assets and liabilities are considered financial instruments. Many of the Company’s financial instruments, however, lack an available trading market as characterized by a willing buyer and willing seller engaging in an exchange transaction.

The estimated fair value amounts of financial instruments have been determined by the Company using available market information and appropriate valuation methodologies. However, considerable judgment is required to interpret data to develop the estimates of fair value. Accordingly, the estimates presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the amounts the Company could realize in a current market exchange. The use of different market assumptions and/or estimation methodologies may have a material effect on the estimated fair value amounts.

In addition, reasonable comparability between financial institutions may not be likely due to the wide range of permitted valuation techniques and numerous estimates that must be made given the absence of active secondary markets for many of the financial instruments. This lack of uniform valuation methodologies also introduces a greater degree of subjectivity to these estimated fair values. Cash and due from banks, federal funds sold, interest-bearing deposits and time deposits in banks and accrued interest receivable and payable are liquid in nature and considered Levels 1 or 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

Financial instruments with stated maturities have been valued using a present value discounted cash flow with a discount rate approximating current market for similar assets and liabilities and are considered Levels 2 and 3 of the fair value hierarchy. Financial instrument liabilities with no stated maturities have an estimated fair value equal to both the amount payable on demand and the carrying value and are considered Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.

The carrying value and the estimated fair value of the Company’s contractual off-balance-sheet unfunded lines of credit, loan commitments and letters of credit, which are generally priced at market at the time of funding, are not material.

 

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The estimated fair values and carrying values of all financial instruments under current authoritative guidance, were as follows (in thousands).

 

     September 30,      December 31,       
     2018      2017      2017       
     Carrying      Estimated      Carrying      Estimated      Carrying      Estimated      Fair Value
     Value      Fair Value      Value      Fair Value      Value      Fair Value      Hierarchy

Cash and due from banks

   $ 164,998      $ 164,998      $ 177,615      $ 177,615      $ 209,583      $ 209,583      Level 1

Interest-bearing deposits in banks

     34,511        34,511        166,820        166,820        162,764        162,764      Level 1

Interest-bearing time deposits in banks

     1,458        1,458        1,458        1,458        1,458        1,458      Level 2

Available-for-sale securities

     3,144,367        3,144,367        2,885,483        2,885,483        3,087,473        3,087,473      Levels 1 and 2

Loans Held for Investment

     3,816,169        3,857,059        3,424,305        3,439,484        3,437,413        3,455,003      Level 3

Loans Held for Sale

     18,496        18,496        19,119        19,119        15,130        15,130      Level 3

Accrued interest receivable

     28,990        28,990        26,321        26,321        36,081        36,081      Level 2

Deposits with stated maturities

     450,667        450,409        464,782        465,655        451,255        452,000      Level 2

Deposits with no stated maturities

     5,694,615        5,694,615        5,232,678        5,232,678        5,511,706        5,511,706      Level 1

Borrowings

     380,760        380,760        351,435        351,435        331,000        331,000      Level 2

Accrued interest payable

     303        303        179        179        197        197      Level 2

Note 13 - Recently Issued Authoritative Accounting Guidance

Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.” ASU 2014-09 implements a comprehensive new revenue recognition standard that supersedes substantially all existing revenue recognition guidance. The new standard’s core principle is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. To achieve that core principle, an entity applies the following steps: (i) identify the contract(s) with a customer, (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determine the transaction price, (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. ASU 2015-4 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers – Deferral of the Effective Date” deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09 by one year and as a result, the new standard became effective in the first quarter of 2018. The Company’s revenue is comprised of net interest income on financial assets and financial liabilities, which is explicitly excluded from the scope of ASU 2014-09, and non-interest income. Based on the Company’s analysis of the effect of the new standard on its recurring revenue streams, the Company did not expect these changes to have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statement, and upon adoption in the first quarter of 2018, no adjustment to opening retained earnings was recorded. See Note 1 for additional information related to the Company’s consideration and analysis of this new standard.

 

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ASU 2016-1, “Financial Instruments – Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities.” ASU 2016-1, among other things, (i) requires equity investments, with certain exceptions, to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income, (ii) simplifies the impairment assessment of equity investments without readily determinable fair values by requiring a qualitative assessment to identify impairment, (iii) eliminates the requirement for public business entities to disclose the methods and significant assumptions used to estimate the fair value that is required to be disclosed for financial instruments measured at amortized cost on the balance sheet, (iv) requires public business entities to use the exit price notion when measuring the fair value of financial instruments for disclosure purposes, (v) requires an entity to present separately in other comprehensive income the portion of the total change in the fair value of a liability resulting from a change in the instrument-specific credit risk when the entity has elected to measure the liability at fair value in accordance with the fair value option for financial instruments, (vi) requires separate presentation of financial assets and financial liabilities by measurement category and form of financial asset on the balance sheet or the accompanying notes to the financial statements and (vii) clarifies that an entity should evaluate the need for a valuation allowance on a deferred tax asset related to available-for-sale securities. ASU 2016-1 became effective for the Company on January 1, 2018 and did not have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

ASU 2016-02, “Leases.” ASU 2016-02 will amend current lease accounting to require lessees to recognize (i) a lease liability, which is a lessee’s obligation to make lease payments arising from a lease, measured on a discounted basis, and (ii) a right-of-use asset, which is an asset that represents the lessee’s right to use, or control the use of, a specified asset for the lease term. ASU 2016-02 does not significantly change lease accounting requirements applicable to lessors; however, certain changes were made to align, where necessary, lessor accounting with the lessee accounting model. The amended guidance will be effective in the first quarter of 2019 and will require transition using a modified retrospective approach for leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements. The Company has evaluated the provision of the new lease standard and, due to the small dollar amounts and number of lease agreements, all considered operating leases, expected to be in effect for the Company at the effective date will not have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

ASU 2016-09, “Compensation – Stock Compensation: Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.” ASU 2016-09 amends current guidance such that all excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies related to share-based payment awards will be recognized as income tax expense or benefit in the income statement during the period in which they occur. Previously, such amounts were recorded in capital surplus. Additionally, excess tax benefits will be classified along with other income tax cash flows as an operating activity rather than a financing activity, as was previously the case. ASU 2016-09 also provides that any entity can make an entity-wide accounting policy election to either estimate the number of awards that are expected to vest, which is the current requirement, or account for forfeitures when they occur. ASU 2016-09 became effective January 1, 2017 and did not have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses.” ASU 2016-13 implements a comprehensive change in estimating the allowances for loan losses from the current model of losses inherent in the loan portfolio to a current expected credit loss model that generally is expected to result in earlier recognition of allowances for losses. Additionally, purchase accounting rules have been modified as well as credit losses on held-to-maturity debt securities. ASU 2016-13 will be effective in the first quarter of 2020. While the Company generally expects that the implementation of ASU 2016-13 will increase their allowance for loan losses balance, the Company is continuing to evaluate the potential impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

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ASU 2017-04, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other.” ASU 2017-04 will amend and simplify current goodwill impairment testing to eliminate Step 2 from the current provisions. Under the new guidance, an entity should perform the goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying value and recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value. An entity still has the option to perform the quantitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if a quantitative impairment test is necessary. ASU 2017-04 will be effective for the Company on January 1, 2020 and is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

ASU 2017-07, “Compensation – Retirement Benefits, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Post-Retirement Benefit Cost.” ASU 2017-17 will require employers that sponsor defined benefit pension plans to present the service cost component of net periodic benefit cost in the same income statement line item as other employee compensation costs arising from services rendered during the period. Other components of the net periodic benefit cost will be presented separately from the service cost component. ASU 2017-17 became effective in 2018 and, as the Company froze its defined benefit pension plan in 2004, there is no service cost component of its net periodic benefit cost and therefore did not have an impact on the Company’s financial statements.

ASU 2017-08, “Receivables – Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs: Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities.” ASU 2017-08 addresses the amortization method for all callable bonds purchased at a premium to par. Under the revised guidance, entities will be required to amortize premiums on callable bonds to the earliest call date. ASU 2017-08 is effective in 2019 although early adoption is permitted. The Company elected to early adopt ASU 2017-08 in the first quarter of 2017. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

ASU 2018-02, “Income Statement – Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.” ASU 2018-02 was issued to address the income tax accounting treatment of the stranded tax effects within other comprehensive income due to the prohibition of backward tracing due to an income tax rate change that was initially recorded in other comprehensive income. This issue came about from the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017 that changed the Company’s income tax rate from 35% to 21%. The ASU changed current accounting whereby an entity may elect to reclassify the stranded tax effect from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings. The ASU is effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2018 although early adoption was permitted. The Company early adopted ASU 2018-02 in the first quarter of 2018 and reclassified its stranded tax debit of $5,759,000 within accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings.

ASU 2018-13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820).” ASU 2018-13 eliminates, adds and modifies certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. ASU 2018-13 will be effective for the year ending December 31, 2020, including interim periods in that year.

ASU 2018-14, “Compensation – Retirement Benefit Plans – General (Subtopic 715-20).” ASU 2018-14 changes the disclosure requirement for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension and/or other post- retirement benefit plans, eliminating certain disclosures no longer considered cost beneficial and requiring new disclosures now considered more pertinent. ASU 2018-14 will be effective for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Note 14 – Acquisition

On October 12, 2017, we entered into an agreement and plan of reorganization to acquire Commercial Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Commercial State Bank, Kingwood, Texas. On January 1, 2018, the transaction was completed. Pursuant to the agreement, we issued 1,289,371 shares of the Company’s common stock in exchange for all of the outstanding shares of Commercial Bancshares, Inc. In addition, Commercial Bancshares, Inc. made a $22,075,000 special dividend to its shareholders prior to closing of the transaction, which was increased for the amount by which Commercial Bancshares, Inc.’s consolidated shareholders’ equity as of January 1, 2018 exceeded $42,402,000, after certain adjustments per the merger agreement.

 

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At closing, Commercial Bancshares, Inc. was merged into the Company and Commercial State Bank, Kingwood, Texas, was merged into First Financial Bank, National Association, Abilene, Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The primary purpose of the acquisition was to expand the Company’s market share around Houston. Factors that contributed to a purchase price resulting in goodwill include Commercial State Bank’s record of earnings, strong management and board of directors, strong local economic environment and opportunity for growth. The results of operations from this acquisition are included in the consolidated earnings of the Company commencing January 1, 2018.

The assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded on the consolidated balance sheet at estimated fair value on the acquisition date. The acquisition was not considered to be a significant business combination. The following table presents the amounts recorded on the consolidated balance sheet on the acquisition date (dollars in thousands):

 

Fair value of consideration paid:

  

Common stock issued (1,289,371 shares)

   $ 58,087  
  

 

 

 

Fair value of identifiable assets acquired:

  

Cash and cash equivalents

     18,653  

Securities available-for-sale

     64,501  

Loans

     266,327  

Identifiable intangible assets

     3,167  

Other assets

     15,375  
  

 

 

 

Total identifiable assets acquired

     368,023  
  

 

 

 

Fair value of liabilities assumed:

  

Deposits

     341,902  

Other liabilities

     (373
  

 

 

 

Total liabilities assumed

     341,529  
  

 

 

 

Fair value of net identifiable assets acquired

     26,494  
  

 

 

 

Goodwill resulting from acquisition

   $ 31,593  
  

 

 

 

Goodwill recorded in the acquisition was accounted for in accordance with the authoritative business combination guidance. Accordingly, goodwill will not be amortized but will be tested for impairment annually. The goodwill recorded is not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

The fair value of total loans acquired was $266,327,000 at acquisition compared to contractual amounts of $271,714,000. The fair value of purchased credit impaired loans at acquisition was $3,013,000 compared to contractual amounts of $3,806,000. Additional purchased credit impaired loan disclosures were omitted due to immateriality. All other acquired loans were considered performing loans.

Commercial State Bank had branches in Kingwood, Fulshear, El Campo and Palacios, all located around Houston, Texas.

 

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Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 10-Q contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. When used in this Form 10-Q, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “predict,” “project,” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management, identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to our management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, but not limited, to those listed in “Item 1A- Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and the following:

 

   

general economic conditions, including our local, state and national real estate markets and employment trends;

 

   

effect of severe weather conditions, including hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and droughts;

 

   

volatility and disruption in national and international financial and commodity markets;

 

   

government intervention in the U.S. financial system including the effects of recent legislative, tax, accounting and regulatory actions and reforms, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the capital ratios of Basel III as adopted by the federal banking authorities and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act;

 

   

political instability;

 

   

the ability of the Federal government to address the national economy;

 

   

changes in our competitive environment from other financial institutions and financial service providers;

 

   

the effects of and changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve Board”);

 

   

the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters;

 

   

the effect of changes in laws and regulations (including laws and regulations concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance) with which we and our subsidiaries must comply;

 

   

changes in the demand for loans;

 

   

fluctuations in the value of collateral securing our loan portfolio and in the level of the allowance for loan losses;

 

   

the accuracy of our estimates of future loan losses;

 

   

the accuracy of our estimates and assumptions regarding the performance of our securities portfolio;

 

   

soundness of other financial institutions with which we have transactions;

 

   

inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations;

 

   

changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits;

 

   

changes in commodity prices (e.g., oil and gas, cattle and wind energy);

 

   

our ability to attract deposits and increase market share;

 

   

changes in our liquidity position;

 

   

changes in the reliability of our vendors, internal control system or information systems;

 

   

cyber attacks on our technology information systems, including fraud from our customers and external third party vendors;

 

   

our ability to attract and retain qualified employees;

 

   

acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses;

 

   

the possible impairment of goodwill associated with our acquisitions;

 

   

consequences of continued bank mergers and acquisitions in our market area, resulting in fewer but much larger and stronger competitors;

 

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expansion of operations, including branch openings, new product offerings and expansion into new markets;

 

   

changes in our compensation and benefit plans; and

 

   

acts of God or of war or terrorism.

Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of our management with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this paragraph. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise (except as required by law).

Introduction

As a financial holding company, we generate most of our revenue from interest on loans and investments, trust fees, and service charges. Our primary source of funding for our loans and investments are deposits held by our subsidiary, First Financial Bank, National Association, Abilene, Texas. Our largest expense is salaries and related employee benefits. We usually measure our performance by calculating our return on average assets, return on average equity, our regulatory leverage and risk based capital ratios and our efficiency ratio, which is calculated by dividing noninterest expense by the sum of net interest income on a tax equivalent basis and noninterest income.

The following discussion and analysis of operations and financial condition should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and accompanying footnotes included in Item 1 of this Form 10-Q as well as those included in the Company’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Critical Accounting Policies

We prepare consolidated financial statements based on GAAP and customary practices in the banking industry. These policies, in certain areas, require us to make significant estimates and assumptions.

We deem a policy critical if (1) the accounting estimate required us to make assumptions about matters that are highly uncertain at the time we make the accounting estimate; and (2) different estimates that reasonably could have been used in the current period, or changes in the accounting estimate that are reasonably likely to occur from period to period, would have a material impact on the financial statements.

We deem our most critical accounting policies to be (1) our allowance for loan losses and our provision for loan losses and (2) our valuation of securities. We have other significant accounting policies and continue to evaluate the materiality of their impact on our consolidated financial statements, but we believe these other policies either do not generally require us to make estimates and judgments that are difficult or subjective, or it is less likely they would have a material impact on our reported results for a given period. A discussion of (1) our allowance for loan losses and our provision for loan losses and (2) our valuation of securities is included in note 5 and note 4, respectively, to our notes to consolidated financial statements (unaudited) which begins on page 9.

 

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Developments

Hurricane Harvey

Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast region were significantly affected by Hurricane Harvey beginning in late August 2017 and continuing into the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018. Our Company has locations (i) north of Houston in Conroe, Willis, Tomball, Huntsville, Montgomery, Magnolia, New Waverly and Cut and Shoot and (ii) in Southeast Texas in Orange, Beaumont, Vidor, Newton, Mauriceville and Port Arthur. We continue to evaluate the effect of the hurricane on our branch facilities and our loan and investment portfolios. Our assessment of our physical buildings and equipment indicated damage primarily at our Mauriceville branch, and amounts not covered by insurance were not significant. At September 30, 2018, we had loans totaling $474.32 million in our Conroe region and $399.10 million in the Southeast Texas/Orange region. We continue to evaluate these loans and the related collateral and business operations underlying such loans, although through September 30, 2018, we have experienced minimal losses.

Our tax exempt municipal bonds in the counties of Texas effected by the hurricane have also been evaluated, including insurance on the bonds. At September 30, 2018, our municipal bonds in these counties totaled $375.50 million, but only $84.52 million do not have bond insurance. Based on analysis of these bonds and the related municipality, at September 30, 2018, we do not believe we have any credit related losses.

Acquisition

On October 12, 2017, we entered into an agreement and plan of reorganization to acquire Commercial Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Commercial State Bank, Kingwood, Texas. On January 1, 2018, the transaction closed. Pursuant to the agreement, we issued 1,289,371 shares of the Company’s common stock in exchange for all of the outstanding shares of Commercial Bancshares, Inc. In addition, in accordance with the plan of reorganization, Commercial Bancshares, Inc. paid a special dividend totaling $22.08 million to its shareholders prior to the closing of this transaction. At the closing, Kingwood Merger Sub., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, merged into Commercial Bancshares Inc., with Commercial Bancshares, Inc. surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Immediately following such merger, Commercial Bancshares, Inc. was merged into the Company and Commercial State Bank, Kingwood, Texas was merged into First Financial Bank, National Association, Abilene, Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The total purchase price exceeded the estimated fair value net of assets acquired by approximately $31.59 million and the Company recorded such excess as goodwill. The balance sheet and results of operations of Commercial Bancshares, Inc. have been included in the financial statements of the Company effective January 1, 2018. See note 14 to the consolidated financial statements on page 34 for additional information and disclosure.

 

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Results of Operations

Performance Summary. Net earnings for the third quarter of 2018 were $40.05 million, up $10.68 million when compared with earnings of $29.37 million in the same quarter last year. Basic earnings per share were $0.59 for the third quarter of 2018 compared with $0.44 in the same quarter a year ago. Contributing to the increase in net earnings and earnings per share in the current quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago were the Kingwood acquisition and the recent enactment of tax legislation that reduced the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Without this tax adjustment, net earnings for the third quarter of 2018 would have been $34.88 million with an adjusted basic earnings per share of $0.52. See note 9 of the consolidated financial statements (unaudited) on page 26 for additional information.

The return on average assets was 2.10% for the third quarter of 2018, as compared to 1.65% for the third quarter of 2017. The return on average equity was 16.00% for the third quarter of 2018 as compared to 12.95% for the third quarter of 2017.

Net earnings for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018 were $112.20 million compared to $84.23 million for the same period in 2017, or a 33.21% increase. Basic earnings per share for the first nine months of 2018 were $1.66 compared to $1.27 for the same period in 2017. Contributing to the increase in net earnings and basic earnings per share in the nine-month period when compared with the nine-month period a year ago were the Kingwood acquisition and the recent enactment of tax legislation that reduced the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Without this tax adjustment, net earnings for the first nine months of 2018 would have been $98.13 million with an adjusted basic earnings per share of $1.45. See note 9 of the consolidated financial statements (unaudited) on page 26 for additional information.

The return on average assets was 1.97% for the first nine months of 2018, as compared to 1.62% for the same period a year ago. The return on average equity was 15.43% for the first nine months of 2018, as compared to 12.88% a year ago.

Net Interest Income. Net interest income is the difference between interest income on earning assets and interest expense on liabilities incurred to fund those assets. Our earning assets consist primarily of loans and investment securities. Our liabilities to fund those assets consist primarily of noninterest-bearing and interest-bearing deposits.

Tax-equivalent net interest income was $71.67 million for the third quarter of 2018, as compared to $66.00 million for the same period last year. The increase in 2018 compared to 2017 was largely attributable to the increase in interest earning assets, primarily from the Kingwood acquisition. Average earning assets increased $454.55 million for the third quarter of 2018 over the same period in 2017. Average loans and taxable securities increased $377.31 million and $450.88 million, respectively, for the third quarter of 2018 over the same quarter of 2017. Average tax-exempt securities decreased $264.35 million for the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, primarily due to the Company’s gradual shift away from tax-exempt securities due to the change in corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%. Average interest-bearing liabilities increased $181.40 million for the third quarter of 2018, as compared to the same period in 2017. The yield on earning assets increased 15 basis points and the rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities increased 14 basis points for the third quarter of 2018 compared to the third quarter of 2017.

Tax-equivalent net interest income was $209.48 million for the first nine months of 2018, as compared to $195.16 million for the same period last year. The increase in 2018 compared to 2017 was largely attributable to the increase in volume of interest earning assets. Average earning assets increased $599.49 million for the first nine months of 2018 over the same period in 2017, primarily from the Kingwood acquisition. Average loans and taxable securities increased $378.50 million and $474.54 million, respectively, for the first nine months of 2018 over the same period of 2017. Average tax-exempt securities decreased $229.89 million for the first nine-month period in 2018 compared to the same period

 

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in 2017, primarily due to the Company’s gradual shift away from tax-exempt securities due to the change in corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%. Average interest-bearing liabilities increased $251.60 million for the first nine months of 2018, as compared to the same period in 2017. The yield on earning assets increased 4 basis points and the rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities increased 17 basis points for the first nine months of 2018 over the first nine months of 2017.

Table 1 allocates the change in tax-equivalent net interest income between the amount of change attributable to volume and to rate.

Table 1 - Changes in Interest Income and Interest Expense (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,
2018 Compared to Three Months Ended
September  30, 2017
    Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
Compared to Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2017
 
     Change Attributable to     Total     Change Attributable to     Total  
     Volume     Rate     Change     Volume     Rate     Change  

Short-term investments

   $ (347   $ 178     $ (169   $ (191   $ 536     $ 345  

Taxable investment securities

     2,441       2,079       4,520       7,795       5,023       12,818  

Tax-exempt investment securities (1)

     (3,021     (2,404     (5,425     (7,886     (7,954     (15,840

Loans (1) (2)

     4,707       3,792       8,499       13,854       9,139       22,993  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest income

     3,780       3,645       7,425       13,572       6,744       20,316  

Interest-bearing deposits

     183       1,918       2,101       460       5,646       6,106  

Short-term borrowings

     (152     (192     (344     (113     4       (109
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense

     31       1,726       1,757       347       5,650       5,997  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net interest income

   $ 3,749     $ 1,919     $ 5,668     $ 13,225     $ 1,094     $ 14,319  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

Computed on a tax-equivalent basis assuming a marginal tax rate of 21% for 2018 and 35% for 2017.

(2)

Non-accrual loans are included in loans.

The net interest margin for the third quarter of 2018 was 4.01%, an increase of seven basis points from the same period in 2017. The net interest margin for the first nine months of 2018 was 3.94%, a decrease of seven basis points from the same period in 2017. The decrease in our net interest margin in 2018 from 2017 was primarily due to (i) the change in the income tax rate from 35% to 21% from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its effect on our tax free municipal bonds and tax free loans and (ii) the result of the extended period of historically low levels of short-term interest rates, although rates have begun to increase in the past 18 months. We have been able to somewhat mitigate the impact of lower short-term interest rates by establishing minimum interest rates on certain of our loans, improving the pricing for loan risk, and minimizing rates paid on interest bearing liabilities. As rates have begun to increase, we are adjusting loan rates, upon maturities and converting to variable rates when we are able. We have also begun increasing rates paid on our interest-bearing deposits. The Federal Reserve increased rates 25 basis points in each of the first, second and third quarters of 2018 and 75 basis points in 2017, and continues to issue forward guidance plans to increase rates further in 2018 and 2019.

 

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The net interest margin, which measures tax-equivalent net interest income as a percentage of average earning assets, is illustrated in Table 2.

Table 2 - Average Balances and Average Yields and Rates (in thousands, except percentages):

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,  
     2018     2017  
     Average
Balance
    Income/
Expense
     Yield/
Rate
    Average
Balance
    Income/
Expense
     Yield/
Rate
 

Assets

              

Short-term investments (1)

   $ 91,495     $ 469        2.03   $ 200,789     $ 638        1.26

Taxable investment securities (2)

     1,943,125       12,594        2.59       1,492,246       8,074        2.16  

Tax-exempt investment securities (2)(3)

     1,213,212       11,459        3.78       1,477,559       16,884        4.57  

Loans (3)(4)

     3,845,836       51,769        5.34       3,468,524       43,270        4.95  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total earning assets

     7,093,668     $ 76,291        4.27     6,639,118     $ 68,866        4.12

Cash and due from banks

     171,498            157,983       

Bank premises and equipment, net

     130,898            123,550       

Other assets

     63,094            55,428       

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

     175,048            141,776       

Allowance for loan losses

     (50,383          (47,667     
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Total assets

   $ 7,583,823          $ 7,070,188       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

              

Interest-bearing deposits

   $ 4,035,174     $ 4,329        0.43   $ 3,728,442     $ 2,228        0.24

Short-term borrowings

     399,026       294        0.29       524,357       638        0.48  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total interest-bearing liabilities

     4,434,200       4,623        0.41     4,252,799     $ 2,866        0.27

Noninterest-bearing deposits

     2,123,612            1,864,144       

Other liabilities

     32,646            53,537       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Total liabilities

     6,590,458            6,170,480       

Shareholders’ equity

     993,365            899,708       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

   $ 7,583,823          $ 7,070,188       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Net interest income

     $ 71,668          $ 66,000     
    

 

 

        

 

 

    

Rate Analysis:

              

Interest income/earning assets

          4.27          4.12

Interest expense/earning assets

          0.26            0.18  
       

 

 

        

 

 

 

Net interest margin

          4.01          3.94
       

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

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     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2018     2017  
     Average
Balance
    Income/
Expense
     Yield/
Rate
    Average
Balance
    Income/
Expense
     Yield/
Rate
 

Assets

              

Short-term investments (1)

   $ 106,294     $ 1,381        1.74   $ 129,945     $ 1,036        1.07

Taxable investment securities (2)

     1,926,249       36,666        2.54       1,451,712       23,848        2.19  

Tax-exempt investment securities (2)(3)

     1,281,892       36,019        3.75       1,511,786       51,859        4.57  

Loans (3)(4)

     3,797,602       148,140        5.22       3,419,105       125,147        4.89  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total earning assets

     7,112,037     $ 222,206        4.18     6,512,548     $ 201,890        4.14

Cash and due from banks

     177,190            159,202       

Bank premises and equipment, net

     128,863            123,110       

Other assets

     61,941            57,191       

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

     171,623            142,885       

Allowance for loan losses

     (49,992          (47,021     
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Total assets

   $ 7,601,662          $ 6,947,915       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

              

Interest-bearing deposits

   $ 4,083,292     $ 11,854        0.39   $ 3,779,967     $ 5,748        0.20

Short-term borrowings

     397,045       869        0.29       448,773       978        0.29  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total interest-bearing liabilities

     4,480,337     $ 12,723        0.38     4,228,740     $ 6,726        0.21

Noninterest-bearing deposits

     2,119,208            1,797,174       

Other liabilities

     30,063            47,720       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Total liabilities

     6,629,608            6,073,634       

Shareholders’ equity

     972,054            874,281       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

   $ 7,601,662          $ 6,947,915       
  

 

 

        

 

 

      

Net interest income

     $ 209,483          $ 195,164     
    

 

 

        

 

 

    

Rate Analysis:

              

Interest income/earning assets

          4.18          4.14

Interest expense/earning assets

          0.24            0.13  
       

 

 

        

 

 

 

Net interest margin

          3.94          4.01
       

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

(1)

Short-term investments are comprised of Fed Funds sold, interest-bearing deposits in banks and interest-bearing time deposits in banks.

(2)

Average balances include unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities.

(3)

Computed on a tax-equivalent basis assuming a marginal tax rate of 21% for 2018 and 35% for 2017.

(4)

Non-accrual loans are included in loans.

Noninterest Income. Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2018 was $27.06 million, an increase of $2.80 million compared to the same period in 2017. Trust fees increased 20.71% to $7.29 million in the third quarter of 2018 compared with $6.04 million in the same quarter last year, due to continued growth in the fair value of trust assets managed to $5.75 billion from $4.92 billion a year ago and increases in revenue from oil and gas management. Service charges on deposit accounts increased 11.94% to $5.69 million compared with $5.08 million in the same quarter last year primarily due to continued growth in net new accounts, product and pricing changes made to better align the Company’s account offerings and the Kingwood acquisition. ATM, interchange and credit card fees increased 18.82% to $7.53 million compared with $6.34 million in the same quarter last year due to continued growth in debit cards and the Kingwood acquisition. Real estate mortgage fees increased in the third quarter of 2018 to $4.83 million compared with $3.89 million in the same quarter a year ago due to increased value of loans originated and additional income from the change to mandatory delivery related to sales in the secondary mortgage market (see notes 6 and 7 to the consolidated financial statements (unaudited) on pages 24 and 25). Offsetting these increases were decreases in gains on the sale of securities of $1.02 million compared to the same quarter in 2017.

Noninterest income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018 was $76.97 million, an increase of $8.25 million compared to the same period in 2017. Trust fees increased 19.44% to $21.27 million in the first nine months of 2018 compared with $17.80 million in the same period in 2017 due primarily to continued growth in the fair value of trust assets managed to $5.75 billion from $4.92 billion a year ago and increases in revenue from oil and gas management. Service charges on deposits increased 9.87% to

 

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$15.95 million compared with $14.52 million in the same period last year due primarily to the continued growth in net new accounts, product and pricing changes made to better align the Company’s account offerings and the Kingwood acquisition. ATM, interchange and credit card fees increased 12.92% to $21.57 million compared with $19.10 million in the same period last year due to continued growth in debit cards and the Kingwood acquisition. Offsetting these increases were decreases in gain on sale of securities of $479 thousand compared to the same period a year ago.

ATM and interchange fees are charges that merchants pay to us and other card-issuing banks for processing electronic payment transactions. ATM and interchange fees consist of income from debit card usage, point of sale income for debit card transactions and ATM service fees. Federal Reserve rules applicable to financial institutions that have assets of $10 billion or more provide that the maximum permissible interchange fee for an electronic debit transaction is the sum of 21 cents per transaction and 5 basis points multiplied by the value of the transaction. While we currently have assets under $10 billion, we are monitoring the effect of this reduction in per transaction fee income as we approach the $10 billion asset level.

Table 3 - Noninterest Income (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2018     Increase
(Decrease)
    2017     2018     Increase
(Decrease)
    2017  

Trust fees

   $ 7,291     $ 1,251     $ 6,040     $ 21,265     $ 3,461     $ 17,804  

Service charges on deposit accounts

     5,690       607       5,083       15,950       1,433       14,517  

ATM, interchange and credit card fees

     7,533       1,193       6,340       21,570       2,468       19,102  

Real estate mortgage operations

     4,834       943       3,891       11,718       222       11,496  

Net gain on sale of available-for-sale securities

     58       (1,017     1,075       1,346       (479     1,825  

Net gain (loss) on sale of foreclosed assets

     84       95       (11     201       243       (42

Net gain (loss) on sale of assets

     (61     (46     (15     (152     59       (211

Interest on loan recoveries

     199       (206     405       607       (289     896  

Other:

            

Check printing fees

     54       14       40       150       29       121  

Safe deposit rental fees

     112       4       108       436       12       424  

Credit life fees

     121       (35     156       609       170       439  

Brokerage commissions

     422       99       323       1,286       378       908  

Miscellaneous income

     718       (107     825       1,980       544       1,436  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other

     1,427       (25     1,452       4,461       1,133       3,328  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Noninterest Income

   $ 27,055     $ 2,795     $ 24,260     $ 76,966     $ 8,251     $ 68,715  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noninterest Expense. Total noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2018 was $47.51 million, an increase of $3.54 million compared to $43.96 million in the same period of 2017. An important measure in determining whether a financial institution effectively manages noninterest expense is the efficiency ratio, which is calculated by dividing noninterest expense by the sum of net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis and noninterest income. Lower ratios indicate better efficiency since more income is generated with a lower noninterest expense total. Our efficiency ratio for the third quarter of 2018 was 48.12%, compared to 48.71% for the same period in 2017.

Salaries and employee benefits for the third quarter of 2018 totaled $26.38 million, an increase of $2.23 million compared to the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily driven by (i) annual merit based pay increases that were effective March 1, 2018 (ii) an increase in our profit sharing expenses of $593 thousand over the same quarter in 2017, and (iii) increases in all categories from the Kingwood acquisition. All other categories of noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2018 totaled $21.13 million, up from $19.82 million when compared to the same quarter in 2017, primarily from the Kingwood acquisition.

 

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Total noninterest expense for the first nine months of 2018 was $142.45 million, an increase of $12.56 million, compared to $129.89 million in the same period of 2017. Our efficiency ratio for the first nine months of 2018 was 49.73%, compared to 49.22% from the same period in 2017.

Salaries and employee benefits for the first nine months of 2018 totaled $79.44 million, an increase of $8.58 million compared to the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily driven by (i) annual pay increases that were effective March 1, 2018, (ii) an increase in our profit sharing expense of $2.14 million over the same period in 2017, and (iii) increases in all categories from the Kingwood acquisition including severance and stay pay amounts.

All other categories of noninterest expense for the first nine months of 2018 totaled $63.01 million, an increase of approximately $3.98 million, as compared to the same period in 2017, primarily from the Kingwood acquisition. Included in noninterest expense during the first nine months of 2018 were technology contract termination and conversion related costs totaling $1.55 million related to the Kingwood acquisition.

 

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Table 4 - Noninterest Expense (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2018      Increase
(Decrease)
    2017      2018      Increase
(Decrease)
    2017  

Salaries

   $ 20,074      $ 1,908     $ 18,166      $ 59,633      $ 5,611     $ 54,022  

Medical

     2,082        (43     2,125        6,594        393       6,201  

Profit sharing

     1,684        593       1,091        5,210        2,136       3,074  

Pension

     65        (19     84        177        (76     253  

401(k) match expense

     648        45       603        1,992        163       1,829  

Payroll taxes

     1,272        81       1,191        4,204        297       3,907  

Stock option and stock grant expense

     552        (331     883        1,632        51       1,581  
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total salaries and employee benefits

     26,377        2,234       24,143        79,442        8,575       70,867  

Net occupancy expense

     2,900        189       2,711        8,589        508       8,081  

Equipment expense

     3,482        188       3,294        10,438        41       10,397  

FDIC assessment fees

     570        9       561        1,768        111       1,657  

ATM, interchange and credit card expense

     2,344        343       2,001        6,692        1,175       5,517  

Professional and service fees

     2,174        138       2,036        6,613        735       5,878  

Printing, stationery and supplies

     387        (62     449        1,485        62       1,423  

Operational and other losses

     981        (100     1,081        1,852        (787     2,639  

Software amortization and expense

     540        (202     742        1,542        (695     2,237  

Amortization of intangible assets

     279        136       143        1,049        572       477  

Other:

               

Data processing fees

     440        91       349        1,031        135       896  

Postage

     438        39       399        1,277        45       1,232  

Advertising

     943        49       894        2,682        33       2,649  

Correspondent bank service charges

     191        (24     215        589        (73     662  

Telephone

     878        141