Press Release

Heritage Financial Announces First Quarter Results And Declares Regular Cash Dividend

- Diluted earnings per common share were $0.45 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $0.27 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and $0.45 for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018.

- Heritage declared a regular cash dividend of $0.18 per common share on April 24, 2019.

- Loan growth was 4.6%, on an annualized basis, during the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

- Expanded the commercial banking team in the greater Portland, Oregon area with seven new bankers.

Company Release - 4/25/2019 8:00 AM ET

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ GS: HFWA) (the "Company" or "Heritage"), the parent company of Heritage Bank, today reported that the Company had net income of $16.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $9.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and $16.6 million for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018. Diluted earnings per common share for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $0.45 compared to $0.27 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and $0.45 for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Brian L. Vance, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage, commented, "The past fifteen months have been very busy with the integration and conversion of two acquisitions, and a second team lift-out in Portland as well as selective additions to our overall production platform. In addition, we have begun to build-out our technology platform to create better efficiencies in the back office which will ultimately enhance our processes and contribute to our improving overhead ratio. We believe the combined organization is well-positioned to continue to gain market share in the communities we serve while at the same time improving the customer experience."

Jeffrey J. Deuel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank commented, "We are pleased with our overall financial performance. We saw middle single-digit annualized loan growth during the first quarter and our loan pipelines remain strong.  While we experienced a decline in overall deposits in the quarter, it is not unusual to see seasonal deposit run-off in the first quarter.  Our relatively low 84.1% loan to deposit ratio provides us with the flexibility necessary to successfully manage through the current competitive rate environment."

Balance Sheet
The Company's total assets increased $25.2 million, or 0.5%, to $5.34 billion at March 31, 2019 from $5.32 billion at December 31, 2018.

Investment securities available for sale increased $8.9 million, or 0.9%, to $985.0 million at March 31, 2019 from $976.1 million at December 31, 2018 primarily as a result of a decrease in net unrealized losses of $10.2 million due to a decrease in interest rates during the first quarter that positively impacted the fair value of our bond portfolio.

Total loans receivable, net increased $41.2 million, or 1.1%, to $3.66 billion at March 31, 2019 from $3.62 billion at December 31, 2018. Total loans receivable, net, continued to be impacted by slightly elevated prepayments during the first quarter 2019 in addition to the seasonably low loan originations experienced during the first quarter.

Prepaid expenses and other assets increased $24.5 million, or 24.9%, to $123.0 million at March 31, 2019 from $98.5 million at December 31, 2018 primarily due to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2016-02, Leases, and the recognition of an operating lease right of use asset. An offsetting operating lease right of use liability was recorded in accrued expenses and other liabilities. As of March 31, 2019, the right of use asset was $28.4 million and the related liability was $29.5 million.

Total deposits decreased $38.7 million, or 0.9%, to $4.39 billion at March 31, 2019 from $4.43 billion at December 31, 2018. The decrease was due primarily to non-maturity deposits declining $92.9 million, or 2.3%, offset partially by an increase in certificates of deposit of $54.2 million, or 11.6%. The increase in certificates of deposit was due primarily to an increase in brokered certificates of deposit of $50.1 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 in response to the decrease in non-maturity deposits. Non-maturity deposits as a percentage of total deposits decreased to 88.1% as of March 31, 2019 from 89.5% as of December 31, 2018.

Federal Home Loan Bank advances were $25.0 million as of March 31, 2019 as compared to none at December 31, 2018.

Total stockholders' equity increased $17.5 million, or 2.3%, to $778.2 million at March 31, 2019 from $760.7 million at December 31, 2018. Changes in stockholders' equity during the three months ended March 31, 2019 were as follows:


Three Months Ended


March 31, 2019


(In thousands)

Balance, beginning of period

$

760,723


   Net income

16,552


   Accumulated other comprehensive gain

8,016


   Dividends paid

(6,662)


   ASU 2016-02 implementation

(399)


   Other

(39)


Balance, end of period

$

778,191


The Company and Heritage Bank continue to maintain capital levels in excess of the applicable regulatory requirements for them to be categorized as "well-capitalized". The Company had common equity Tier 1 risk-based, Tier 1 leverage, Tier 1 risk-based and total risk-based capital ratios of 11.8%, 10.7%, 12.2% and 13.0%, respectively, at March 31, 2019, compared to 11.7%, 10.5%, 12.1% and 12.9%, respectively, at December 31, 2018.

Credit Quality
The allowance for loan losses increased $1.1 million, or 3.2%, to $36.2 million at March 31, 2019 from $35.0 million at December 31, 2018. The increase was due to provision for loan losses of $920,000 recorded during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 and net recoveries of $190,000 recognized during the same period.

Nonperforming loans to loans receivable, net, increased to 0.47% at March 31, 2019 from 0.37% at December 31, 2018 due primarily to an increase in nonaccrual loans of $3.8 million, or 27.4%, to $17.5 million at March 31, 2019 from $13.7 million at December 31, 2018. The increase was primarily related to the addition of two commercial lending relationships totaling $5.1 million which showed increased signs of cash flow deterioration.  Management has allocated a specific reserve totaling $781,000 for these two credit relationships.

Changes in nonaccrual loans during the periods indicated were as follows:


Three Months Ended


March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018


March 31, 2018


(In thousands)

Nonaccrual loans






Balance, beginning of period

$

13,703



$

14,780



$

10,703


   Addition of previously classified pass graded loans



96



4,066


Addition of previously classified potential problem loans

6,189



983



2,324


   Addition of previously classified TDR loans



786




   Net principal payments

(2,392)



(2,639)



(1,365)


   Charge-offs

(39)



(303)




Balance, end of period

$

17,461



$

13,703



$

15,728


The allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans was 207.04% at March 31, 2019 compared to 255.73% at the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018. Nonperforming assets increased to 0.36% of total assets at March 31, 2019 compared to 0.30% of total assets at December 31, 2018. The change from prior periods in both ratios is due primarily to the increase in nonaccrual loans discussed above.

Potential problem loans decreased $7.2 million, or 7.1%, to $94.1 million at March 31, 2019 compared to $101.3 million at December 31, 2018. The activity for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 includes loans paid in full of $4.9 million, and the significant pay down of two commercial lines of credit totaling $3.2 million, offset partially by the addition of a non-owner occupied commercial loan of $3.0 million.

Changes in potential problem loans during the periods indicated were as follows:


Three Months Ended


March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018


March 31, 2018


(In thousands)

Potential problem loans


Balance, beginning of period

$

101,349



$

105,742



$

83,543


Addition of previously classified pass graded loans

9,766



14,562



25,126


   Upgrades to pass graded loan status



(1,473)



(3,636)


   Net principal payments

(13,512)



(7,654)



(9,232)


Transfers of loans to nonaccrual and TDR status

(3,300)



(9,727)



(2,403)


   Charge-offs

(187)



(101)



(145)


Balance, end of period

$

94,116



$

101,349



$

93,253


The allowance for loan losses to loans receivable, net, increased to 0.98% at March 31, 2019 from 0.96% at December 31, 2018. Included in the carrying value of loans are net discounts on loans purchased in mergers and acquisitions which may reduce the need for an allowance for loan losses on these loans because they are carried at an amount below the outstanding principal balance. The remaining net discount on purchased loans was $11.2 million at March 31, 2019 compared to $11.8 million at December 31, 2018. The Company believes that its allowance for loan losses is appropriate to provide for probable incurred credit losses based on an evaluation of known and inherent risks in the loan portfolio at March 31, 2019.

Net recoveries were $190,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $23,000 for the same quarter in 2018 and net charge-offs of $595,000 for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018. The net recoveries recorded during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was due primarily to a recovery related to a residential construction loan of $602,000 as a result of a bankruptcy resolution, offset partially by smaller charge-off balances on a large volume of consumer loans.

Operating Results
Net interest income increased $9.0 million, or 22.0%, to $49.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $40.8 million for the same period in 2018 primarily due to an increase in the yield and average balance of total loans receivable, net as a result of our mergers with Premier Commercial Bancorp and Puget Sound Bancorp, Inc. on July 2, 2018 and January 16, 2018, respectively ("Premier and Puget Mergers"). Net interest income decreased $1.5 million, or 2.8%, from $51.3 million for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018 due mostly to a slight decrease in loan yield, primarily as a result of lower incremental accretion on purchased loans, and an increase in the cost of interest bearing deposits.

Net interest margin increased 22 basis points to 4.34% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 from 4.12% for the same period in 2018 and decreased three basis points from 4.37% for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018 due to the same reasons as described above for net interest income.

The loan yield, excluding incremental accretion on purchased loans, increased 38 basis points to 5.08% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to 4.70% for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and increased two basis points from 5.06% for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018. The increases in loan yield, excluding incremental accretion of purchased loans, from all prior periods was due to a combination of higher contractual loan rates as a result of the increasing interest rate environment as well as an increase in loan yields from the loans acquired in the Premier and Puget Mergers as compared to legacy Heritage loans during 2018. The incremental accretion and the impact to loan yield will change during any period based on the volume of prepayments, but it is expected to decrease over time as the balance of the purchased loans decreases.

The following table presents the net interest margin, loan yield and the effect of the incremental accretion on purchased loans on these ratios for the periods presented below:


Three Months Ended


March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018


March 31, 2018


(Dollars in thousands)

Yield non-GAAP reconciliation: (2)

Net interest margin (GAAP)

4.34

%


4.37

%


4.12

%

Exclude impact on net interest margin from incremental accretion on purchased loans(1)

0.12

%


0.15

%


0.16

%

Net interest margin, excluding incremental accretion on purchased loans (non-GAAP)(1)

4.22

%


4.22

%


3.96

%







Loan yield (GAAP)

5.23

%


5.25

%


4.91

%

Exclude impact on loan yield from incremental accretion on purchased loans(1)

0.15

%


0.19

%


0.21

%

Loan yield, excluding incremental accretion on purchased loans (non-GAAP)(1)

5.08

%


5.06

%


4.70

%







Incremental accretion on purchased loans(1)

$

1,373



$

1,703



$

1,632














(1)

As of the date of completion of each merger and acquisition transaction, purchased loans were recorded at their estimated fair value, including our estimate of future expected cash flows until the ultimate resolution of these credits. The difference between the contractual loan balance and the fair value represents the purchased discount. The purchased discount is accreted into income over the estimated remaining life of the loan or pool of loans, based upon results of the quarterly cash flow re-estimation. The incremental accretion income represents the amount of income recorded on the purchased loans in excess of the contractual stated interest rate in the individual loan notes.

(2)

See Non-GAAP Financial Measures section herein.

In addition to loan yield, also impacting net interest margin were increases in the yields on investment securities due primarily to higher interest rates on new investment purchases compared to the interest rates of maturing investments. The yields on the aggregate investment portfolio increased 40 basis points to 2.83% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to 2.43% for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and increased 13 basis points from 2.70% for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018.

The total cost of deposits increased 12 basis points to 0.33% during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to 0.21% during the same quarter in 2018 and increased four basis points from 0.29% during the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Donald J. Hinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, commented, "Due to a decline in incremental accretion on purchase loans, net interest margin declined from the prior quarter. Our pre-accretion net interest margin was unchanged at 4.22% as a result of a four basis point increase in the total cost of deposits offsetting yield increases in both the loan and investment portfolios. The cost of deposits increased at a higher pace than recent quarters due to a decrease in noninterest bearing deposits and the issuance of certificates of deposits to offset the decline in balances of other deposit categories during the quarter. The current shape of the yield curve will impact our ability to continue to increase the pre-accretion net interest margin as has occurred over the past several quarters."

The provision for loan losses decreased $232,000, or 20.1%, to $920,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $1.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and decreased $242,000, or 20.8%, from the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018. The amount of provision for loan losses was necessary to increase the allowance for loan losses to an amount that management determined to be appropriate at March 31, 2019 based on the use of a consistent methodology. The decrease in the provision for loan losses was primarily as a result of net recoveries recognized during the quarter.

Noninterest income decreased $140,000, or 1.9%, to $7.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $7.5 million for the same period in 2018 primarily due to a decrease in gain on sale of loans due to lower mortgage origination volume and the Company's decision to continue to portfolio originated Small Business Administration ("SBA") loans amidst a lower gain environment. Noninterest income decreased $1.1 million, or 12.5% from  the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018 primarily due to a gain on sale of building of $413,000 recognized during the fourth quarter of 2018 in addition to lower service charges recognized during the first quarter 2019 primarily related to seasonal decreases.

Noninterest expense decreased $222,000, or 0.6%, to $36.5 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 compared to $36.7 million for the same period in 2018. Acquisition-related expenses incurred as a result of the Premier and Puget Mergers were approximately $4.8 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2018, of which $2.8 million were due to compensation and employee benefits. Acquisition-related costs of $132,000 were incurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 primarily related to compensation and employee benefits. Without the effects of the acquisition-related expenses the Company incurred an increase in compensation and employee benefits due to additional employees, and an increase in occupancy and equipment expense primarily due to additional rent expense.

Noninterest expense decreased $749,000, or 2.0%, from $37.3 million for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018. Acquisition-related expenses incurred as a result of the Premier and Puget Mergers were approximately $1.3 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2018. The decrease in acquisition-related expenses was partially offset by higher marketing expense due to the timing of contributions to community sponsorships.

The ratio of noninterest expense to average total assets (annualized) decreased to 2.79% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to 3.27% for the same period in 2018 primarily due to acquisition-related expenses recognized in 2018. The ratio increased from 2.78% for linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018 primarily due to slightly lower average total assets.

Income tax expense was $3.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $1.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and $4.7 million for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018. The effective tax rate increased to 16.3% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to 13.3% for the comparable quarter in 2018 primarily due to a decrease in tax exempt securities, impacts of stock-based compensation activity, and an increased Oregon presence. The effective tax rate decreased from 22.0% for the linked-quarter ended December 31, 2018 due to a change in the estimated current tax benefits from certain low income housing tax credit projects in the amount of $898,000 recorded during the quarter ended December 31, 2018. Although long-term tax benefits from the projects are still expected to occur, the timing of some of the benefits was extended to future periods.

Dividends
On April 24, 2019, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per common share. The dividend is payable on May 22, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 8, 2019.

Earnings Conference Call
The Company will hold a telephone conference call to discuss this earnings release on April 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time. To access the call, please dial (800) 288-8961 a few minutes prior to 11:00 a.m. Pacific time. The call will be available for replay through May 9, 2019, by dialing (800) 475-6701 -- access code 466040.

About Heritage Financial
Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with Heritage Bank, a full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. Heritage Bank has a branching network of 63 banking offices in Washington and Oregon. Heritage Bank does business under the Whidbey Island Bank name on Whidbey Island. Heritage's stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HFWA". More information about Heritage Financial Corporation can be found on its website at www.hf-wa.com and more information about Heritage Bank can be found on its website at www.heritagebanknw.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains certain non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures in addition to results presented in accordance with GAAP. Management has presented these non-GAAP financial measures in this earnings release because it believes that they provide useful and comparative information to assess trends in the Company's capital reflected in the current quarter and year-to-date results and facilitate comparison of our performance with the performance of our peers. Where applicable, the Company has also presented comparable earnings information using GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures have inherent limitations, are not required to be uniformly applied and are not audited. They should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for total stockholders' equity or operating results determined in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Reconciliations of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are presented below:


March 31,

2019


December 31,

2018


March 31,

2018


(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Tangible common shareholders' equity and tangible assets:

Stockholders' equity (GAAP)

$

778,191



$

760,723



$

634,708


Exclude goodwill and other intangible assets

260,528



261,553



204,112


Tangible common stockholders' equity (non-GAAP)

$

517,663



$

499,170



$

430,596








Total assets (GAAP)

$

5,342,099



$

5,316,927



$

4,676,250


Exclude goodwill and other intangible assets

260,528



261,553



204,112


Tangible assets (non-GAAP)

$

5,081,571



$

5,055,374



$

4,472,138








Common equity to assets (GAAP)

14.6

%


14.3

%


13.6

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)

10.2

%


9.9

%


9.6

%







Common stock shares outstanding

36,899,138



36,874,055



34,018,280


Book value per common share (GAAP)

$

21.09



$

20.63



$

18.66


Tangible book value per common share (non-GAAP)

$

14.03



$

13.54



$

12.66


 


Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018


(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Adjusted return on average tangible common stockholders' equity:

Net income (GAAP)

16,552



$

16,609



$

9,087


Exclude acquisition-related expenses

132



1,301



4,808


Exclude amortization of intangible assets

1,025



1,114



795


Exclude tax effect of adjustments

(243)



(507)



(1,177)


Adjusted tangible net income (non-GAAP)

$

17,466



$

18,517



$

13,513








Average stockholders' equity (GAAP)

$

766,451



$

750,165



$

614,974


Exclude average intangible assets

(261,194)



(262,177)



(191,335)


Average tangible common stockholders' equity (non-GAAP)

$

505,257



$

487,988



$

423,639








Return on average common equity, annualized (GAAP)

8.76

%


8.78

%


5.99

%

Return on average tangible common equity, annualized (non-GAAP)

13.29

%


13.50

%


8.70

%

Adjusted return on average tangible common equity, annualized (non-GAAP)

14.02

%


15.05

%


12.94

%

 


Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018


(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Earnings from core operations:

Net income (GAAP)

$

16,552



$

16,609



$

9,087


Exclude acquisition-related expenses

132



1,301



4,808


Exclude tax effect of adjustments

(28)



(273)



(1,010)


Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)

$

16,656



$

17,637



$

12,885


Exclude dividends and undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities

(52)



(69)



(51)


Adjusted net income allocated to common shareholders (non-GAAP)

$

16,604



$

17,568



$

12,834








Diluted weighted average common shares

37,010,640



36,998,880



33,348,102


Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)

$

0.45



$

0.45



$

0.27


Adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP)

$

0.45



$

0.47



$

0.38








Average assets

$

5,317,325



$

5,325,366



$

4,553,585








Return on average assets, annualized (GAAP)

1.26

%


1.24

%


0.81

%

Adjusted return on average assets, annualized (non-GAAP)

1.27

%


1.31

%


1.15

%

 


Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018


(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Adjusted noninterest expense:

Noninterest expense (GAAP)

$

36,525



$

37,274



$

36,747


Exclude acquisition-related expenses

(132)



(1,301)



(4,808)


Exclude amortization of intangible assets

(1,025)



(1,114)



(795)


Adjusted noninterest expense (non-GAAP)

$

35,368



$

34,859



$

31,144








Average Assets

$

5,317,325



$

5,325,366



$

4,553,585








Noninterest expense to average assets, annualized (GAAP)

2.79

%


2.78

%


3.27

%

Adjusted noninterest expense to average assets, annualized (non-GAAP)

2.70

%


2.60

%


2.77

%

 


Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31, 2018


March 31,
2018


(Dollars in thousands)

Net interest income and interest and fees on loans:

Net interest income (GAAP)

$

49,809



$

51,270



$

40,837


Exclude incremental accretion on purchased loans

1,373



1,703



1,632


Adjusted net interest income (non-GAAP)

$

48,436



$

49,567



$

39,205








Average total interest earning assets, net

$

4,649,259



$

4,653,215



$

4,018,720


Net interest margin, annualized (GAAP)

4.34

%


4.37

%


4.12

%

Net interest margin, excluding incremental accretion on purchased loans, annualized (non-GAAP)

4.22

%


4.22

%


3.96

%







Interest and fees on loans (GAAP)

$

46,699



$

47,865



$

38,159


Exclude incremental accretion on purchased loans

1,373



1,703



1,632


Adjusted interest and fees on loans (non-GAAP)

$

45,326



$

46,162



$

36,527








Average total loans receivable, net

$

3,622,494



$

3,615,362



$

3,150,869


Loan yield, annualized (GAAP)

5.23

%


5.25

%


4.91

%

Loan yield, excluding incremental accretion on purchased loans, annualized (non-GAAP)

5.08

%


5.06

%


4.70

%

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent management's current expectations and forecasts regarding future events, many of which are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. Actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those currently expected or projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, include changes in the interest rate environment; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors described in Heritage's latest annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission-which are available on our website at www.heritagebanknw.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Moreover, any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this press release or the documents we file with or furnish to the SEC are based only on information then actually known to the Company and upon management's beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made which may turn out to be wrong because of inaccurate assumptions we might make, because of the factors described above or because of other factors that we cannot foresee. The Company does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. These risks could cause our actual results for 2019 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of, us, and could negatively affect the Company's operating and stock price performance.

HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except shares)



March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018

Assets




Cash on hand and in banks

$

71,252



$

92,704


Interest earning deposits

39,918



69,206


Cash and cash equivalents

111,170



161,910


Investment securities available for sale

985,009



976,095


Loans held for sale

2,956



1,555


Loans receivable, net

3,696,431



3,654,160


Allowance for loan losses

(36,152)



(35,042)


Total loans receivable, net

3,660,279



3,619,118


Other real estate owned

1,904



1,983


Premises and equipment, net

80,130



81,100


Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost

7,377



6,076


Bank owned life insurance

94,099



93,612


Accrued interest receivable

15,621



15,403


Prepaid expenses and other assets

123,026



98,522


Other intangible assets, net

19,589



20,614


Goodwill

240,939



240,939


Total assets

$

5,342,099



$

5,316,927






Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Deposits

$

4,393,715



$

4,432,402


Federal Home Loan Bank advances

25,000




Junior subordinated debentures

20,375



20,302


Securities sold under agreement to repurchase

24,923



31,487


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

99,895



72,013


Total liabilities

4,563,908



4,556,204






Common stock

591,767



591,806


Retained earnings

185,863



176,372


Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss), net

561



(7,455)


Total stockholders' equity

778,191



760,723


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

5,342,099



$

5,316,927






Common stock shares outstanding

36,899,138



36,874,055


 

HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)

(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


March 31,
 2019


December 31,
 2018


March 31,
 2018

Interest income:






Interest and fees on loans

$

46,699



$

47,865



$

38,159


Taxable interest on investment securities

5,823



5,343



3,529


Nontaxable interest on investment securities

950



1,003



1,341


Interest on other interest earning assets

356



654



218


Total interest income

53,828



54,865



43,247


Interest expense:






Deposits

3,603



3,228



1,960


Junior subordinated debentures

354



335



283


Other borrowings

62



32



167


Total interest expense

4,019



3,595



2,410


Net interest income

49,809



51,270



40,837


Provision for loan losses

920



1,162



1,152


Net interest income after provision for loan losses

48,889



50,108



39,685


Noninterest income:






Service charges and other fees

4,485



4,852



4,543


Gain on sale of investment securities, net

15



2



35


Gain on sale of loans, net

252



473



874


Interest rate swap fees



204



51


Other income

2,656



2,933



2,045


Total noninterest income

7,408



8,464



7,548


Noninterest expense:






Compensation and employee benefits

21,914



22,338



21,367


Occupancy and equipment

5,458



5,322



4,627


Data processing

2,173



2,433



2,605


Marketing

1,098



721



808


Professional services

1,173



1,185



2,837


State/municipal business and use taxes

798



804



688


Federal deposit insurance premium

285



375



355


Other real estate owned, net

86



88




Amortization of intangible assets

1,025



1,114



795


Other expense

2,515



2,894



2,665


Total noninterest expense

36,525



37,274



36,747


Income before income taxes

19,772



21,298



10,486


Income tax expense

3,220



4,689



1,399


Net income

$

16,552



$

16,609



$

9,087








Basic earnings per common share

$

0.45



$

0.45



$

0.27


Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.45



$

0.45



$

0.27


Dividends declared per common share

$

0.18



$

0.27



$

0.15








Average number of basic common shares outstanding

36,825,532



36,806,946



33,205,546


Average number of diluted common shares outstanding

37,010,640



36,998,880



33,348,102


 

HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

FINANCIAL STATISTICS (Unaudited)

(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018

Performance Ratios:






Efficiency ratio

63.84

%


62.40

%


75.95

%

Noninterest expense to average assets, annualized

2.79

%


2.78

%


3.27

%

Return on average assets, annualized

1.26

%


1.24

%


0.81

%

Return on average equity, annualized

8.76

%


8.78

%


5.99

%

Return on average tangible common equity, annualized

13.29

%


13.50

%


8.70

%

Net (recoveries) charge-offs on loans to average loans, annualized

(0.02)

%


0.07

%


%

 


As of Period End


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018

Financial Measures:




Book value per common share

$

21.09



$

20.63


Tangible book value per common share

$

14.03



$

13.54


Stockholders' equity to total assets

14.6

%


14.3

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

10.2

%


9.9

%

Common equity Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

11.8

%


11.7

%

Tier 1 leverage capital to average quarterly assets

10.7

%


10.5

%

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

12.2

%


12.1

%

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

13.0

%


12.9

%

Loans to deposits ratio (1)

84.1

%


82.4

%

Deposits per branch

$

69,742



$

69,256










(1)

Loans receivable, net of deferred costs divided by deposits

 


Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018

Allowance for Loan Losses:






Balance, beginning of period

$

35,042



$

34,475



$

32,086


Provision for loan losses

920



1,162



1,152


Net recoveries (charge-offs):






Commercial business

56



(259)



420


One-to-four family residential

(15)



(15)




Real estate construction and land development

618



6




Consumer

(469)



(327)



(397)


Total net recoveries (charge-offs)

190



(595)



23


Balance, end of period

$

36,152



$

35,042



$

33,261


 


Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018

Other Real Estate Owned:






Balance, beginning of period

$

1,983



$

2,032



$


Proceeds from dispositions

(79)






Valuation adjustments



(49)




Balance, end of period

$

1,904



$

1,983



$


 


Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018

Gain on Sale of Loans, net:






Mortgage loans

$

252



$

473



$

652


SBA loans





222


Total gain on sale of loans, net

$

252



$

473



$

874


 


As of Period End


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018

Nonperforming Assets:




Nonaccrual loans by type:




Commercial business

$

16,304



$

12,564


One-to-four family residential

68



71


Real estate construction and land development

923



899


Consumer

166



169


Total nonaccrual loans(1)

17,461



13,703


Other real estate owned

1,904



1,983


Nonperforming assets

$

19,365



$

15,686






Restructured performing loans

$

19,986



$

22,736


Accruing loans past due 90 days or more




Potential problem loans(2)

94,116



101,349


Allowance for loan losses to:




Loans receivable, net

0.98

%


0.96

%

Nonaccrual loans

207.04

%


255.73

%

Nonperforming loans to loans receivable, net

0.47

%


0.37

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.36

%


0.30

%







(1)

At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, $5.5 million and $6.9 million of nonaccrual loans were also considered troubled debt restructured loans, respectively.

(2)

 Potential problem loans are those loans that are currently accruing interest and are not considered impaired, but which are being monitored because the financial information of the borrower causes the Company concern as to their ability to comply with their loan repayment terms.

 


As of Period End


March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018


Balance


% of Total


Balance


% of Total

Loan Composition








Commercial business:








Commercial and industrial

$

838,403



22.7

%


$

853,606



23.4

%

Owner-occupied commercial real estate

785,316



21.2



779,814



21.3


Non-owner occupied commercial real estate

1,335,596



36.1



1,304,463



35.7


Total commercial business

2,959,315



80.0



2,937,883



80.4


One-to-four family residential

106,502



2.9



101,763



2.8


Real estate construction and land development:








One-to-four family residential

110,699



3.0



102,730



2.8


Five or more family residential and commercial properties

126,379



3.4



112,730



3.1


Total real estate construction and land development

237,078



6.4



215,460



5.9


Consumer

390,303



10.6



395,545



10.8


Gross loans receivable

3,693,198



99.9



3,650,651



99.9


Deferred loan costs, net

3,233



0.1



3,509



0.1


Loans receivable, net

$

3,696,431



100.0

%


$

3,654,160



100.0

%

 


As of Period End


March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018


Balance


% of Total


Balance


% of Total

Deposit Composition








Noninterest bearing demand deposits

$

1,338,675



30.5

%


$

1,362,268



30.7

%

Interest bearing demand deposits

1,293,828



29.4



1,317,513



29.7


Money market accounts

740,518



16.9



765,316



17.3


Savings accounts

499,568



11.3



520,413



11.8


Total non-maturity deposits

3,872,589



88.1



3,965,510



89.5


Certificates of deposit

521,126



11.9



466,892



10.5


Total deposits

$

4,393,715



100.0

%


$

4,432,402



100.0

%

 


March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018


March 31, 2018


Average
Balance


Interest
Earned/
Paid


Average
Yield/
Rate (1)


Average
Balance


Interest
Earned/
Paid


Average
Yield/
Rate (1)


Average
Balance


Interest
Earned/
Paid


Average
Yield/
Rate (1)

Interest Earning Assets:


















Total loans receivable, net (2) (3)

$

3,622,494



$

46,699



5.23

%


$

3,615,362



$

47,865



5.25

%


$

3,150,869



$

38,159



4.91

%

Taxable securities

820,981



5,823



2.88



772,925



5,343



2.74



590,623



3,529



2.42


Nontaxable securities (3)

149,825



950



2.57



160,626



1,003



2.48



223,631



1,341



2.43


Other interest earning assets

55,959



356



2.58



104,302



654



2.49



53,597



218



1.65


Total interest earning assets

4,649,259



53,828



4.70

%


4,653,215



54,865



4.68

%


4,018,720



43,247



4.36

%

Noninterest earning assets

668,066







672,151







534,865






Total assets

$

5,317,325







$

5,325,366







$

4,553,585






Interest Bearing Liabilities:


















Certificates of deposit

$

502,153



$

1,440



1.16



$

496,903



$

1,218



0.97



$

423,569



$

760



0.73


Savings accounts

507,670



674



0.54



516,620



613



0.47



506,158



416



0.33


Interest bearing demand and money market accounts

2,051,046



1,489



0.29



2,074,138



1,397



0.27



1,745,795



784



0.18


Total interest bearing deposits

3,060,869



3,603



0.48



3,087,661



3,228



0.41



2,675,522



1,960



0.30


Junior subordinated debentures

20,328



354



7.06



20,255



335



6.56



20,035



283



5.73


Securities sold under agreement to repurchase

33,055



47



0.58



34,046



29



0.34



30,265



17



0.23


Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowings

1,849



15



3.29



440



3



2.71



35,733



150



1.70


Total interest bearing liabilities

3,116,101



4,019



0.52



3,142,402



3,595



0.45



2,761,555



2,410



0.35


Noninterest bearing deposits

1,332,223







1,356,186







1,113,286






Other noninterest bearing liabilities

102,550







76,613







63,770






Stockholders' equity

766,451







750,165







614,974






Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

5,317,325







$

5,325,366







$

4,553,585






Net interest income



$

49,809







$

51,270







$

40,837




Net interest spread





4.18

%






4.23

%






4.01

%

Net interest margin





4.34

%






4.37

%






4.12

%






















(1)

 Annualized.

(2)

The average loan balances presented in the table are net of allowances for loan losses and include loans held for sale. Nonaccrual loans have been included in the table as loans carrying a zero yield.

(3)

 Yields on tax-exempt securities and loans have not been stated on a tax-equivalent basis.

 

HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATISTICS (Unaudited)

(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


September 30,
2018


June 30,
2018


March 31,
2018

Earnings:










Net interest income

$

49,809



$

51,270



$

51,096



$

43,743



$

40,837


Provision for loan losses

920



1,162



1,065



1,750



1,152


Noninterest income

7,408



8,464



8,080



7,573



7,548


Noninterest expense

36,525



37,274



39,461



35,706



36,747


Net income

16,552



16,609



15,504



11,857



9,087


Basic earnings per common share

$

0.45



$

0.45



$

0.42



$

0.35



$

0.27


Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.45



$

0.45



$

0.42



$

0.35



$

0.27


Average Balances:










Total loans receivable, net

$

3,622,494



$

3,615,362



$

3,618,031



$

3,266,092



$

3,150,869


Investment securities

970,806



933,551



883,919



839,196



814,254


Total interest earning assets

4,649,259



4,653,215



4,596,734



4,156,310



4,018,720


Total assets

5,317,325



5,325,366



5,278,565



4,726,719



4,553,585


Total interest bearing deposits

3,060,869



3,087,661



3,075,720



2,727,056



2,675,522


Total noninterest bearing deposits

1,332,223



1,356,186



1,314,203



1,175,331



1,113,286


Stockholders' equity

766,451



750,165



744,389



636,735



614,974


Financial Ratios:










Return on average assets, annualized

1.26

%


1.24

%


1.17

%


1.01

%


0.81

%

Return on average common equity, annualized

8.76



8.78



8.26



7.47



5.99


Return on average tangible common equity, annualized

13.29



13.50



12.77



10.99



8.70


Efficiency ratio

63.84



62.40



66.68



69.58



75.95


Noninterest expense to average total assets, annualized

2.79



2.78



2.97



3.03



3.27


Net interest margin

4.34



4.37



4.41



4.22



4.12


Net interest spread

4.18



4.23



4.27



4.09



4.01


 


As of Period End

or for the Three Months Ended


March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018


March 31,
2018

Select Balance Sheet:






Total assets

$

5,342,099



$

5,316,927



$

4,676,250


Total loans receivable, net

3,660,279



3,619,118



3,248,654


Investment securities

985,009



976,095



821,567


Deposits

4,393,715



4,432,402



3,904,741


Noninterest bearing demand deposits

1,338,675



1,362,268



1,178,202


Stockholders' equity

778,191



760,723



634,708


Financial Measures:






Book value per common share

$

21.09



$

20.63



$

18.66


Tangible book value per common share

14.03



13.54



12.66


Stockholders' equity to assets

14.6

%


14.3

%


13.6

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

10.2



9.9



9.6


Loans to deposits ratio

84.1



82.4



84.0


Credit Quality Metrics:






Allowance for loan losses to:






Loans receivable, net

0.98

%


0.96

%


1.01

%

Nonperforming loans

207.04



255.73



211.48


Nonperforming loans to loans receivable, net

0.47



0.37



0.48


Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.36



0.30



0.34


Net (recoveries) charge-offs on loans to average loans receivable, net

(0.02)



0.07




Other Metrics:






Number of banking offices

63



64



60


Average number of full-time equivalent employees

878



867



796


Deposits per branch

$

69,742



$

69,256



$

65,079


Average assets per full-time equivalent employee

$

6,054



$

6,142



$

5,720


 

 

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