Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results

Company Release - 7/29/2020 9:00 AM ET

Bedminster, N.J., July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) (the “Company”) announces its second quarter 2020 results.

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Q2 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information), a copy of which is available on our website at www.pgbank.com and via a current report on Form 8-K on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov

The Company recorded revenue of $90.87 million, net income of $9.62 million and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.51 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $84.04 million, $22.98 million and $1.18, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The decrease in net income and EPS for the 2020 year was the result of a $24.90 million provision for loan losses due primarily to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to increased qualitative loss factors when calculating the allowance for loan losses as described in the Q2 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).  The 2020 six-month period included increased net interest income and non-interest income, which was partially offset by increased operating expenses (due in part to the wealth management firm acquired in September 2019). The 2020 six-month period also included a tax benefit of $3.2 million recorded in the first quarter of 2020 caused by the changes in the treatment of tax net operating losses (“NOL”) under the provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.   

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded revenue of $44.59 million, net income of $8.24 million and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.43, compared to $42.29 million, $11.55 million and $0.59, respectively, for the same three-month period last year. The decrease in net income and EPS for the 2020 quarter was the result of a $4.90 million provision for loan losses primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to increased qualitative loss factors when calculating the allowance for loan losses as described in the Q2 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).  The 2020 quarter included increased net interest income offset by increased operating expenses (due in part to the wealth management firm acquired in September 2019).

As previously announced, on July 25, 2019, the Company authorized the repurchase of up to 960,000 shares, or approximately 5% of its outstanding shares, through June 30, 2020.  Early in the first quarter of 2020, under this program, the Company purchased 220,222 shares, at an average price of $29.45, for a total cost of $6.5 million. With these purchases, the Company completed its 960,000 share repurchase program, at an average price of $28.63, for a total cost of $27.5 million.

Douglas L. Kennedy, President and CEO, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on businesses both locally and nationally. Congress passed the CARES Act to provide fast and direct economic assistance to American workers, families and businesses.  One of the key programs created was the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which provided much needed funding to qualifying businesses and organizations.  During the second quarter, we strategically spent $225,000 on marketing and advertising related to the PPP program. We are proud to say that under this program we assisted businesses with approximately $600 million in loan fundings, saving approximately 50,000 jobs. Additionally, to further assist our clients, we granted loan payment deferrals of approximately $900 million as of June 30, 2020.  In order to provide the most benefit to our clients, the majority of deferrals granted were for a six-month period.  We will continue to support our clients, local businesses and community service organizations in these difficult times.”

Mr. Kennedy went on to note, “During the second quarter of 2020, the Company recorded $278,000 of charges related to the closure of the Whitehouse branch.”  Doug Kennedy, President and CEO, said, “We anticipate retaining the majority of the deposits associated with the branch and we expect expense saves that will recoup the charges in less than one year.”

For more information about our loan deferrals, including a breakdown by loan type and industry, as well as detail concerning our loan exposure to higher impacted industries, please see the Q2 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental financial Information).

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The following tables summarize specified financial measures for the periods shown.

Year over Year Comparison

   Six Months Ended  Six Months Ended          
  June 30,  June 30,   Increase/ 
(Dollars in millions, except per share data) 2020  2019   (Decrease) 
Net interest income   $ 63.72     $ 59.28       $ 4.44       7 %
Wealth management fee income (A)     19.95       18.74         1.21       6  
Capital markets activity (B)     3.77       2.16         1.61       75  
Other income     3.43       3.86         (0.43 )     (11 )
Total other income     27.15       24.76         2.39       10  
Operating expenses     57.25       51.89         5.36       10  
Pretax income before provision for loan losses     33.62       32.15         1.47       5  
Provision for loan and lease losses (C)     24.90       1.25         23.65       1,892  
Pretax income     8.72       30.90         (22.18 )     (72 )
Income tax (benefit)/expense (D)     (0.90 )     7.92         (8.82 )     (111 )
Net income   $ 9.62     $ 22.98       $ (13.36 )     (58 )%
Diluted EPS   $ 0.51     $ 1.18       $ (0.67 )     (57 )%
                                   
Total Revenue   $ 90.87     $ 84.04       $ 6.83       8 %
                                   
Return on average assets annualized     0.35 %     0.99 %       (0.64 )        
Return on average equity annualized     3.80 %     9.57 %       (5.77 )        

             

  1. The six months ended June 30, 2020 included wealth management fee income and expense related to Point View Wealth Management, (“Point View”), which was acquired effective September 1, 2019. 
  2. Capital markets activity includes loan level back-to-back swap activities, the SBA lending and sale program, and mortgage banking activities.
  3. The six months ended June 30, 2020 included a provision for loan and lease losses of $24.90 million.  The increase in the provision for loan and lease losses was primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. The 2020 year included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.
     

June 2020 Quarter Compared to Prior Year Quarter

   Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended         
  June 30,   June 30,  Increase/ 
(Dollars in millions, except per share data) 2020     2019  (Decrease) 
Net interest income   $ 31.97       $ 29.27     $ 2.70       9 %
Wealth management fee income (A)     10.00         9.57       0.43       4  
Capital markets activity (B)     1.01         1.43       (0.42 )     (29 )
Other income     1.61         2.02       (0.41 )     (20 )
Total other income     12.62         13.02       (0.40 )     (3 )
Operating expenses     29.01         26.17       2.84       11  
Pretax income before provision for loan losses     15.58         16.12       (0.54 )     (3 )
Provision for loan and lease losses (C)     4.90         1.15       3.75       326  
Pretax income     10.68         14.97       (4.29 )     (29 )
Income tax expense     2.44         3.42       (0.98 )     (29 )
Net income   $ 8.24       $ 11.55     $ (3.31 )     (29 )%
Diluted EPS   $ 0.43       $ 0.59     $ (0.16 )     (27 )%
                                   
Total Revenue   $ 44.59       $ 42.29     $ 2.30       5 %
                                   
Return on average assets annualized     0.56 %       0.99 %     (0.43 )        
Return on average equity annualized     6.56 %       9.49 %     (2.93 )        

             

  1. The June 2020 quarter included a full quarter of wealth management fee income and expense related to Point View, which was acquired effective September 1, 2019. 
  2. Capital markets activity includes loan level back-to-back swap activities, the SBA lending and sale program, and mortgage banking activities.
  3. The June 2020 quarter included a provision for loan and lease losses of $4.90 million.  The increase in the provision for loan and lease losses was primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2020 Quarter Compared to Linked Quarter

   Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended          
  June 30,  March 31,   Increase/ 
(Dollars in millions, except per share data) 2020  2020   (Decrease) 
Net interest income   $ 31.97     $ 31.75       $ 0.22       1 %
Wealth management fee income     10.00       9.96         0.04       0  
Capital markets activity (A)     1.01       2.76         (1.75 )     (63 )
Other income     1.61       1.80         (0.19 )     (11 )
Total other income     12.62       14.52         (1.90 )     (13 )
Operating expenses     29.01       28.24         0.77       3  
Pretax income before provision for loan losses     15.58       18.03         (2.45 )     (14 )
Provision for loan and lease losses (B)     4.90       20.00         (15.10 )     (76 )
Pretax (loss)/income     10.68       (1.97 )       12.65       (642 )
Income tax (benefit)/expense (C)     2.44       (3.34 )       5.78       (173 )
Net income   $ 8.24     $ 1.37       $ 6.87       501 %
Diluted EPS   $ 0.43     $ 0.07       $ 0.36       514 %
                                   
Total Revenue   $ 44.59     $ 46.27       $ (1.68 )     (4 )%
                                   
Return on average assets annualized     0.56 %     0.11 %       0.45          
Return on average equity annualized     6.56 %     1.08 %       5.48          

             

  1. Capital markets activity includes loan level back-to-back swap activities, the SBA lending and sale program, and mortgage banking activities. 
  2. The increase in the provision for loan and lease losses for both the March and June quarters was primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. The March 2020 quarter included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.

The Company’s near-term priorities include:
             

  • Continue our emphasis on the health and safety of our employees and clients.
  • Adapt the way in which we interact with clients and prospects to reflect the current environment.
  • Continue to manage emerging credit risk associated with the environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Conservatively manage capital and liquidity in response to current market conditions.
  • Pursue new client opportunities presented by the PPP.
  • Accelerate digital enhancement initiatives to improve the client experience.
  • Continue to grow and expand our wealth management and commercial banking businesses.

Other select highlights for the quarter included:

  • Wealth management fee income, which comprised approximately 22% of the Company’s total revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, continues to contribute significantly to the Company’s diversified revenue sources.
  • Total commercial and industrial (“C&I”) loans (including equipment finance leases and loans of $694 million and $547 million of PPP loans) at June 30, 2020 were $2.32 billion.  This reflected net growth of $798 million (53%) when compared to $1.52 billion at June 30, 2019 and reflected net growth of $506 million when compared to the March 31, 2020 balance (28% growth linked quarter; 112% annualized). 
  • As of June 30, 2020, total C&I loans (including PPP loans) comprised 47% of the total loan portfolio, as compared to 38% at June 30, 2019. 
  • Deposits totaled $4.85 billion at June 30, 2020.  This reflected net growth of $756 million (18%) when compared to $4.10 billion at June 30, 2019 and net growth of $411 million (9% growth linked quarter; 37% annualized) when compared to the March 31, 2020 balance.   
  • In addition to $1.2 billion (19% of total assets) of balance sheet liquidity (investments, interest-earning deposits and cash), the Company also has access to approximately $2.8 billion of available secured funding at the Federal Home Loan Bank and the Federal Reserve.
  • The Company’s and Bank’s capital ratios at June 30, 2020 remain strong and the Company’s tangible book value per share at June 30, 2020 was $24.76 reflecting an increase of 4% from $23.74 at June 30, 2019, despite share repurchases made in the previous quarter and the higher than normal provision for loan losses.
  • Asset quality metrics continued to be strong as of June 30, 2020. Nonperforming assets at June 30, 2020 were $26.7 million, or 0.43% of total assets.  

SUPPLEMENTAL QUARTERLY DETAILS:

Wealth Management Business

In the June 2020 quarter, the Bank’s wealth management business generated $10.00 million in fee income, compared to $9.57 million for the June 2019 quarter, and $9.96 million for the March 2020 quarter. The June 2020 and March 2020 quarters included three months of fee income related to Point View, which was acquired effective September 1, 2019.

The market value of the Company’s assets under management and/or administration (“AUM/AUA”) increased from $6.4 billion at March 31, 2020 to $7.2 billion at June 30, 2020, reflecting a 13% increase. Changes in the market value of the Company’s AUM/AUA are approximately 70% correlated to the changes in value of the S&P index, which increased approximately 20% from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. 

John P. Babcock, President of the “Peapack Private Wealth Management” division, said, “Client retention during the COVID-19 crisis continues to be excellent with negligible account closings and no atypical withdrawal activity. Proactive client outreach continues at full strength.” Babcock went on to note, “We continue to look to grow our wealth business organically and through acquisition, and our pipeline for both is strong.”

Loans / Commercial Banking

Total loans of $4.90 billion at June 30, 2020 increased from $4.03 billion at June 30, 2019 (22% annual growth), and $484 million (11% growth linked quarter; 44% annualized) from $4.42 billion at March 31, 2020. Growth was driven by robust PPP loan originations of $596 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. As noted last quarter, we expect reduced origination levels (excluding PPP loan originations), relative to 2019 levels, but also expect reduced amortization and paydown levels.

Total C&I loans (including equipment finance leases and loans of $694 million and $547 million of PPP loans) at June 30, 2020 were $2.32 billion.  This reflected net growth of $798 million (53%) when compared to $1.52 billion at June 30, 2019 and reflected net growth of $506 million when compared to $1.81 billion at March 31, 2020 (28% growth linked quarter; 112% annualized).  Excluding PPP loans, total C&I loans declined slightly in the quarter due to the paydown of several large lines of credit where the borrower did not need the funds.

The Company maintains a well-diversified loan portfolio, by loan type and by industry concentration, as detailed in the Q2 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

Mr. Kennedy noted, “As I noted in prior periods, our Corporate Advisory business compliments our commercial banking and wealth management businesses by giving us the capability to engage in high level strategic debt, capital and valuation analysis coupled with succession, estate and wealth planning strategies, enabling us to provide a unique boutique level of service, giving us a competitive advantage over much of our peers.”

Funding / Liquidity / Interest Rate Risk Management

The Company actively manages its deposit base to reduce reliance on wholesale sourced deposits, volatility, and/or operational risk.  Total deposits for the June 2020 quarter increased $411 million (largely noninterest bearing deposits) from the $4.44 billion at March 31, 2020 to $4.85 billion at June 30, 2020 despite decreasing interest bearing demand brokered deposits by $50 million.  Mr. Kennedy noted, “Of our total deposits only 17 percent are above the FDIC insurance limit, reinforcing the “core” nature of our deposit base.”

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company’s balance sheet liquidity (investments, interest-earning deposits and cash) remained at $1.2 billion (or 19% of assets). Loan growth in PPP loans were funded by the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility, which provides funding at 35 basis points and is secured by PPP loans.  In late April, the Company repaid the $500 million one-month borrowing from the Federal Home Loan Bank.

As of June 30, 2020, in addition to the $1.2 billion of balance sheet liquidity, the Company also had approximately $1.8 billion of secured funding available from the Federal Home Loan Bank. Additionally, the Company also had $1.0 billion of secured funding available from the Federal Reserve Discount Window.

Mr. Kennedy noted, “As a commercial bank, a large portion of our loans reprice when the Fed changes rates. The 150 basis point reduction in target Fed Funds near the end of Q1 2020 had the effect of reducing the Company’s interest income earned on assets by approximately $24 million on an annualized basis. However, at the same time, we were able to strategically reprice our deposits over time to offset most of that decline by the end of 2020.” 

Net Interest Income (NII)/Net Interest Margin (NIM)

  Six Months Ended     Six Months Ended                  
  June 30, 2020     June 30, 2019                  
  NII     NIM     NII     NIM                  
                                               
NII/NIM excluding the below $ 61,403     2.54 %     $ 58,467     2.73 %                  
Prepayment premiums received on loan paydowns   901     0.04 %       678     0.02 %                  
Effect of maintaining excess interest earning cash   (563 )   -0.15 %       130     -0.08 %                  
Effect of PPP loans   1,977     -0.02 %           0.00 %                  
NII/NIM as reported $ 63,718     2.41 %     $ 59,275     2.67 %           
                                               
  Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
  June 30, 2020     March 31, 2020     June 30, 2019  
  NII     NIM     NII     NIM     NII     NIM  
                                               
NII/NIM excluding the below $ 29,881     2.45 %     $ 31,279     2.60 %     $ 28,938     2.69 %  
Prepayment premiums received on loan paydowns   376     0.03 %       525     0.05 %       246     0.02 %  
Effect of maintaining excess interest earning cash   (263 )   -0.19 %       (57 )   -0.08 %       84     -0.07 %  
Effect of PPP loans   1,977     -0.02 %           0.00 %           0.00 %  
NII/NIM as reported $ 31,971     2.27 %     $ 31,747     2.57 %     $ 29,268     2.64 %  

As shown above, the Company’s reported NIM declined 30 basis points compared to the linked quarter, while core NIM declined only 15 basis points compared to the linked quarter. As noted previously, as a commercial bank, the Company is asset sensitive with a large portion of its commercial loan portfolio tied to one-month LIBOR. The decline in the core NIM was a function of the precipitous decline in one-month LIBOR in the second quarter.

Future net interest income will be benefitted from interest and fees from PPP loans. As of June 30, 2020, excluding PPP loans held for sale, the Company had $558 million of gross PPP loans, with net deferred fees of $11 million that will be amortized to net interest income over the life of the loans, which have a stated maturity of two to five years.  However, these loans may be eligible for loan forgiveness by the SBA at an earlier date, which would accelerate the amortization of the net deferred fees.  

Future net interest income will also be benefitted by the repricing of the Company’s time certificates of deposit (“CDs”). Over the six-month period of July to December 2020, approximately $300 million of CDs with an average rate of approximately 1.50% will mature.

Other Noninterest Income (other than Wealth Management fee income)

Noninterest income from Capital Markets activities (loan level back-to-back swap activities, the SBA lending and sale program, and mortgage banking income) totaled $1.01 million for the June 2020 quarter compared to $2.76 million for the March 2020 quarter and $1.43 million for the June 2019 quarter.  The June 2020 quarter reflected increased mortgage banking activity due to greater refinance activity in the current low rate environment. The June 2020 quarter also included a significant decrease in loan level back-to-back swap activities and SBA lending and sale program, as there is, and will continue to be, minimal activity for such in the current environment. 

Operating Expenses

The Company’s total operating expenses were $29.01 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to $28.24 million for the March 2020 quarter and $26.17 million for the June 2019 quarter.  The June 2020 and March 2020 quarters included three months of expenses (approximately $500,000 per quarter) related to Point View’s operations. The June 2020 quarter also included a one-time expense of $278,000 related to the closure of the Whitehouse branch.  The Company believes that it will retain the majority of the deposits that were associated with that branch and will recoup closure expenses in less than one year by saving approximately $300,000 per year in operating expenses going forward.  The Company also strategically spent $225,000 on marketing and advertising related to the PPP program during the June 2020 quarter. FDIC insurance expense increased to $455,000 in the June 2020 quarter from $250,000 in the March 2020 quarter and $277,000 in the June 2019 quarter, due to asset growth and a partial credit applied in the March 2020 quarter.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a $3.34 million tax benefit during the first quarter of 2020, principally as a result of a $3.2 million Federal income tax benefit that resulted from a tax NOL carryback. The Company had a $23 million operating loss for tax purposes in 2018 (when the Federal tax rate was 21%) resulting from accelerated tax depreciation. Under the CARES Act, the Company was allowed to carry this NOL back to a period when the Federal tax rate was 35%, generating a permanent tax benefit.  The effective tax rate for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was 22.85%, which included a benefit from a New Jersey state credit related to deferred tax liabilities effected by the surtax imposed by New Jersey in 2019. Excluding such benefit, the effective rate for the June 2020 quarter would have been approximately 26.5%.

Asset Quality / Provision for Loan and Lease Losses

For further details, see the Q2 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

Nonperforming assets at June 30, 2020 (which does not include troubled debt restructured loans that are performing in accordance with their terms) were $26.7 million, or 0.43% of total assets, down from $29.4 million, or 0.50% of total assets, at March 31, 2020 and $31.2 million, or 0.64% of total assets, at June 30, 2019.  Total loans past due 30 through 89 days and still accruing were $3.8 million at June 30, 2020, compared to $8.3 million at March 31, 2020 and $432,000 at June 30, 2019.     

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company’s provision for loan and lease losses was $4.90 million compared to $20.00 million for the March 2020 quarter and $1.15 million for the June 2019 quarter. The increased provision for loan losses in the June and March 2020 quarters reflects the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to increased qualitative loss factors when calculating the allowance for loan losses. The first quarter 2020 provision included higher qualitative factors related to elevated unemployment levels and loan deferral requests and approvals.  The Company’s provision for loan and lease losses (and its allowance for loan and lease losses) also reflect, among other things, the Company’s assessment of asset quality metrics, net loan growth, net charge-offs/recoveries, and the composition of the loan portfolio.

At June 30, 2020, the allowance for loan and lease losses was $66.07 million (1.52% of total loans, excluding PPP loans), compared to $63.78 million at March 31, 2020 (1.44% of total loans), and $39.79 million at June 30, 2029 (0.99% of total loans). 

Capital / Dividend / Stock Repurchase Program

The Company’s capital position during the June 2020 quarter was benefitted by net income of $8.2 million.

            As previously stated, the Company authorized a 5% (960,000 shares) stock repurchase program on July 25, 2019 which the Company completed the program in the first quarter of 2020.

The Company’s and Bank’s capital ratios at June 30, 2020 all remain strong.  Such ratios remain well above regulatory well capitalized standards.

The Company employs quarterly capital stress testing run under multiple scenarios, including a no growth, severely adverse case. In such case as of May 31, 2020, the Bank remains well capitalized over a two-year stress period. With a Pandemic stress overlay on this case, the Bank still remains well capitalized over the two-year stress period. For further details, see the Q2 2020 Investor Update (and Supplemental Financial Information).

On July 28, 2020, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share payable on August 25, 2020 to shareholders of record on August 11, 2020.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $6.3 billion and AUM/AUA administration of $7.2 billion as of June 30, 2020.  Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers.  Peapack Private, the bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice and solutions, to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy.  Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service.  Visit www.pgbank.com and www.peapackprivate.com for more information.

The foregoing may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management’s confidence and strategies and management’s expectations about new and existing programs and products, investments, relationships, opportunities and market conditions.  These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect,” “look,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “may” or similar statements or variations of such terms.  Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements.  Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • our inability to successfully grow our business and implement our strategic plan, including an inability to generate revenues to offset the increased personnel and other costs related to the strategic plan;
  • the impact of anticipated higher operating expenses in 2020 and beyond;
  • our inability to successfully integrate wealth management firm acquisitions;
  • our inability to manage our growth;
  • our inability to successfully integrate our expanded employee base;
  • an unexpected decline in the economy, in particular in our New Jersey and New York market areas;
  • declines in our net interest margin caused by the interest rate environment and/or our highly competitive market;
  • declines in value in our investment portfolio;
  • impact on our business from a pandemic event on our business, operations, customers, allowance for loan losses and capital levels;
  • higher than expected increases in our allowance for loan and lease losses;
  • higher than expected increases in loan and lease losses or in the level of nonperforming loans;
  • changes in interest rates;
  • decline in real estate values within our market areas;
  • legislative and regulatory actions (including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Basel III and related regulations) that may result in increased compliance costs;
  • successful cyberattacks against our IT infrastructure and that of our IT and third party providers;
  • higher than expected FDIC insurance premiums;
  • adverse weather conditions;
  • our inability to successfully generate new business in new geographic markets;
  • our inability to execute upon new business initiatives;
  • our lack of liquidity to fund our various cash obligations;
  • reduction in our lower-cost funding sources;
  • our inability to adapt to technological changes;
  • claims and litigation pertaining to fiduciary responsibility, environmental laws and other matters;
  • our inability to retain key employees;
  • demands for loans and deposits in our market areas;
  • adverse changes in securities markets;
  • changes in accounting policies and practices; and
  • other unexpected material adverse changes in our operations or earnings.

             
Further, given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and when and how the economy may be reopened. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we could be subject to any of the following risks, any of which could have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations:

  • demand for our products and services may decline, making it difficult to grow assets and income;
  • if the economy is unable to substantially reopen, and high levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase, resulting in increased charges and reduced income;
  • collateral for loans, especially real estate, may decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase;
  • our allowance for loan losses may have to be increased if borrowers experience financial difficulties, which will adversely affect our net income;
  • the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us;
  • as the result of the decline in the Federal Reserve Board’s target federal funds rate to near 0%, the yield on our assets may decline to a greater extent than the decline in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities, reducing our net interest margin and spread and reducing net income;
  • a material decrease in net income or a net loss over several quarters could result in a decrease in the rate of our quarterly cash dividend;
  • our wealth management revenues may decline with continuing market turmoil;
  • a worsening of business and economic conditions or in the financial markets could result in an impairment of certain intangible assets, such as goodwill;
  • the unanticipated loss or unavailability of key employees due to the outbreak, which could harm our ability to operate our business or execute our business strategy, especially as we may not be successful in finding and integrating suitable successors;
  • we may face litigation, regulatory enforcement and reputation risk as a result of our participation in the PPP and the risk that the SBA may not fund some or all PPP loan guaranties;
  • our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely; and
  • FDIC premiums may increase if the agency experience additional resolution costs.

A discussion of these and other factors that could affect our results is included in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.  We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Dollars in Thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

   For the Three Months Ended 
  June 30,  March 31,  Dec 31,  Sept 30,  June 30, 
  2020  2020  2019  2019  2019 
Income Statement Data:                                        
Interest income   $ 41,649     $ 45,395     $ 45,556     $ 45,948     $ 44,603  
Interest expense     9,678       13,648       14,642       15,863       15,335  
Net interest income     31,971       31,747       30,914       30,085       29,268  
Wealth management fee income     9,996       9,955       10,120       9,501       9,568  
Service charges and fees     695       816       893       882       897  
Bank owned life insurance     318       328       325       332       326  
Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (B)
  (Mortgage banking)
    550       292       344       198       132  
Loss on loans held for sale at lower of cost or
  fair value
          (3 )     (4 )     (6 )      
Fee income related to loan level, back-to-back (B)
  swaps
    202       1,418       2,459       2,349       721  
Gain on sale of SBA loans (B)     258       1,054       929       224       573  
Other income     482       459       504       902       740  
Securities gains/(losses), net     125       198       (45 )     34       69  
Total other income     12,626       14,517       15,525       14,416       13,026  
Salaries and employee benefits     19,186       19,226       17,954       17,476       17,543  
Premises and equipment     4,036       4,043       3,898       3,849       3,600  
FDIC insurance expense     455       250             (277 )     277  
Other expenses     5,337       4,716       4,849       5,211       4,753  
Total operating expenses     29,014       28,235       26,701       26,259       26,173  
Pretax income before provision for loan losses     15,583       18,029       19,738       18,242       16,121  
Provision for loan and lease losses (A)     4,900       20,000       1,950       800       1,150  
Income/(loss) before income taxes     10,683       (1,971 )     17,788       17,442       14,971  
Income tax expense/(benefit) (C)     2,441       (3,344 )     5,555       5,216       3,421  
Net income   $ 8,242     $ 1,373     $ 12,233     $ 12,226     $ 11,550  
                                         
Total revenue (D)   $ 44,597     $ 46,264     $ 46,439     $ 44,501     $ 42,294  
Per Common Share Data:                                        
Earnings per share (basic)   $ 0.44     $ 0.07     $ 0.64     $ 0.63     $ 0.59  
Earnings per share (diluted)     0.43       0.07       0.64       0.63       0.59  
Weighted average number of common
  shares outstanding:
                                       
Basic     18,872,070       18,858,343       18,966,917       19,314,666       19,447,155  
Diluted     19,059,822       19,079,575       19,207,738       19,484,905       19,568,371  
Performance Ratios:                                        
Return on average assets annualized (ROAA)     0.56 %     0.11 %     0.98 %     1.00 %     0.99 %
Return on average equity annualized (ROAE)     6.56 %     1.08 %     9.81 %     9.87 %     9.49 %
Net interest margin (tax-equivalent basis)     2.27 %     2.57 %     2.60 %     2.60 %     2.64 %
GAAP efficiency ratio (E)     65.06 %     61.03 %     57.50 %     59.01 %     61.88 %
Operating expenses / average assets annualized     1.97 %     2.18 %     2.13 %     2.16 %     2.25 %

             

  1. The March 2020 and June 2020 quarters included a higher provision for loan and lease losses primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (mortgage banking), fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps and gain on sale of SBA loans are all included in “capital markets activity” as referred to within the earnings release.
  3. The March 2020 quarter included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.
  4. Total revenue includes net interest income plus total other income.
  5. Calculated as total operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue.  For Non-GAAP efficiency ratio, see Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

             
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Dollars in Thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

    For the Six Months Ended                 
  June 30,  Change 
  2020  2019  $  % 
Income Statement Data:                                
Interest income   $ 87,044     $ 89,166     $ (2,122 )     -2 %
Interest expense     23,326       29,891       (6,565 )     -22 %
Net interest income     63,718       59,275       4,443       7 %
Wealth management fee income     19,951       18,742       1,209       6 %
Service charges and fees     1,511       1,713       (202 )     -12 %
Bank owned life insurance     646       664       (18 )     -3 %
Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (Mortgage banking) (B)     842       179       663       370 %
Gain on loans held for sale at lower of cost or fair value     (3 )           (3 )   N/A  
Fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps (B)     1,620       991       629       63 %
Gain on sale of SBA loans (B)     1,312       992       320       32 %
Other income     941       1,346       (405 )     -30 %
Securities gains/(losses), net     323       128       195       152 %
Total other income     27,143       24,755       2,388       10 %
Salaries and employee benefits     38,412       34,699       3,713       11 %
Premises and equipment     8,079       6,988       1,091       16 %
FDIC insurance expense     705       554       151       27 %
Other expenses     10,053       9,647       406       4 %
Total operating expenses     57,249       51,888       5,361       10 %
Pretax income before provision for loan losses     33,612       32,142       1,470       5 %
Provision for loan and lease losses (A)     24,900       1,250       23,650       1892 %
Income before income taxes     8,712       30,892       (22,180 )     -72 %
Income tax (benefit)/expense (C)     (903 )     7,917       (8,820 )     -111 %
Net income   $ 9,615     $ 22,975     $ (13,360 )     -58 %
                                 
Total revenue (D)   $ 90,861     $ 84,030     $ 6,831       8 %
Per Common Share Data:                                
Earnings per share (basic)   $ 0.51     $ 1.18     $ (0.67 )     -57 %
Earnings per share (diluted)     0.51       1.18       (0.67 )     -57 %
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:                                
Basic     18,865,206       19,399,071       (533,865 )     -3 %
Diluted     18,991,056       19,528,536       (537,480 )     -3 %
Performance Ratios:                                
Return on average assets annualized (ROAA)     0.35 %     0.99 %     (0.64 )%     -65 %
Return on average equity annualized (ROAE)     3.80 %     9.57 %     (5.77 )%     -60 %
Net interest margin (tax-equivalent basis)     2.41 %     2.67 %     (0.26 )%     -10 %
GAAP efficiency ratio (E)     63.01 %     61.75 %     1.26 %     2 %
Operating expenses / average assets annualized     2.07 %     2.23 %     (0.16 )%     -7 %
  1. The increase in the provision for loan and lease losses in 2020 was primarily due to the current environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Gain on loans held for sale at fair value (mortgage banking), fee income related to loan level, back-to-back swaps and gain on sale of SBA loans are all included in “capital markets activity” as referred to within the earnings release
  3. 2020 year included a $3.2 million tax benefit related to the carryback of tax NOLs to prior years when the Federal tax rate was 14% higher.
  4. Total revenue includes net interest income plus total other income.
  5. Calculated as total operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue.  For Non-GAAP efficiency ratio, see Non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation included in these tables.

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION

(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)

    As of 
  June 30,  March 31,  Dec 31,  Sept 30,  June 30, 
  2020  2020  2019  2019  2019 
ASSETS                                        
Cash and due from banks   $ 5,608     $ 6,171     $ 6,591     $ 5,770     $ 5,351  
Federal funds sold     102       102       102       101       101  
Interest-earning deposits     617,117       767,730       201,492       221,242       298,575  
Total cash and cash equivalents     622,827       774,003       208,185       227,113       304,027  
Securities available for sale     539,742       400,558       390,755       349,989       378,839  
Equity security     15,159       14,034       10,836       7,881       4,847  
FHLB and FRB stock, at cost     18,598       40,871       24,068       21,403       18,338  
Residential mortgage     536,015       532,063       552,019       561,543       572,926  
Multifamily mortgage     1,178,494       1,203,487       1,210,003       1,197,093       1,129,476  
Commercial mortgage     761,910       760,648       761,244       721,261       694,674  
Commercial loans (B)     2,316,125       1,810,214       1,776,450       1,575,076       1,518,591  
Consumer loans     53,111       53,365       54,372       53,829       53,995  
Home equity lines of credit     54,006       55,856       57,248       58,423       62,522  
Other loans     272       347       349       380       424  
Total loans     4,899,933       4,415,980       4,411,685       4,167,605       4,032,608  
Less: Allowances for loan and lease losses     66,065       63,783       43,676       41,580       39,791  
Net loans <