San Diego, November 13, 2018 – Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) announced quarterly net income of $874,988 for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, net income was $3,253,441, compared to $2,830,295 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018, include approximately $1.2 million and $1.6 million, respectively, in expenses related to the acquisition of Americas United Bank (OTC Pink: AUNB), which was completed on July 31, 2018.
Commenting on the recently completed acquisition of Americas United Bank, Nathan Rogge, President and CEO of Bank of Southern California said, “We are pleased to welcome Americas United Bank customers, employees, and shareholders to Bank of Southern California. We look forward to capitalizing on our newly expanded footprint and realizing greater efficiencies for the benefit of our shareholders, customers and the communities we serve.”
“In addition to leveraging Americas United Bank’s talented employees, we also hired several tenured and experienced commercial bankers to further expand on the small business opportunities in the market. We are well positioned to meet the needs of the Southern California business community and look forward to continued growth and success,” concluded Rogge.
Total assets at September 30, 2018, were $735 million, up 57% from $468 million at September 30, 2017. Total loans increased to $607 million at September 30, 2018, compared to $387 million at September 30, 2017, an increase of $219 million, while total deposits were $633 million at September 30, 2018, compared to $418 million at September 30, 2017, an increase of $215 million. The increase in total assets, loans and deposits is largely attributable to the acquisition of AUNB, which added approximately $190 million in loans and $203 million in deposits on July 31, 2018.
Other Financial Highlights
- Net interest income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, increased 27.5% to $6.7 million from $5.3 million in the prior quarter, primarily from the 26% increase in average earning assets. Net interest margin of 4.23% includes 6 basis points of fair valuation accretion, which is similar to prior quarters. Net interest income will increase, along with average earning assets, in the fourth quarter as we realize a full period post-merger and the relative impact of fair value accretion is also expected to increase in the fourth quarter.
- Additional cost savings related to synergies from the acquisition of AUB, such as post-conversion data processing expenses, will continue to be realized in the fourth quarter.
- Nonperforming assets were 0.51% of total assets at September 30, 2018, compared to 0.53% in the prior quarter. The allowance for loan losses (ALLL) was 0.65% of total loans at September 30, 2018, compared to 0.83% in the prior quarter; however, when including over $2.8 million in loan fair value credit marks (LFVCM), the ALLL and LFVCM represent 1.11% of total loans.
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The Bank continues to be “well-capitalized”. After raising $26 million in capital earlier in 2018 and completing the merger July 31, 2018, the Bank reported total risk-based capital of 14.3% as of September 30, 2018, up from 13.5% at December 31, 2017.
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