East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, today reported its financial results for the full year and fourth quarter of 2020. For the full year 2020, net income was $567.8 million, or $3.97 per diluted share. For the fourth quarter of 2020, net income was $164.1 million, or $1.15 per diluted share.

“Thanks to the tireless commitment of all our associates, East West successfully navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, delivering solid financial performance. For the full year 2020, we earned a return on average assets of 1.16% and return on average equity of 11.2%,” stated Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. “We ended 2020 on a strong note and are raising our common stock dividend by 20%.”

“As of December 31, 2020, our total loans reached a record $38.4 billion, growing by 10% annualized from September 30, 2020, and our total deposits reached a record $44.9 billion, growing by 30% annualized during the same period,” continued Ng. “Quarter-over-quarter, our revenue grew by 10%, reflecting loan growth and higher fee income. Expenses were well-managed and our operating efficiency improved. Importantly, we saw across-the-board improvement in our asset quality metrics, in the form of declining deferral and delinquency rates, lower net charge-offs and decreasing nonperforming and criticized assets.”

“Throughout the past year, we have been inspired by our customers’ resiliency and adaptability. It has been our privilege to provide essential banking services and support the rebuilding of businesses and communities. We are optimistic about an improving macroeconomic outlook, the broader distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and expectations for increased government stimulus. We are looking forward to a strengthening economic recovery in the second half of the new year, and are confident that we will be able to continue our growth and generate strong returns for our shareholders in 2021,” concluded Ng.

BALANCE SHEET

  • Record Assets – Total assets reached $52.2 billion as of December 31, 2020, growing by $1.8 billion, or 14% annualized, from $50.4 billion as of September 30, 2020. Year-over-year, total assets grew by 18%. Fourth quarter 2020 average interest-earning assets of $49.7 billion grew by $2.3 billion, or 19% linked quarter annualized, driven by very strong deposit growth in the quarter. Deposit growth outpaced loan growth and as a result, average available-for-sale debt securities increased by $970.4 million in the fourth quarter, followed by an increase of $705.6 million in average interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks.
  • Record Loans – Total loans reached $38.4 billion as of December 31, 2020, growing by $1.0 billion, or 10% annualized, from $37.4 billion as of September 30, 2020. Year-over-year, total loans grew by $3.6 billion or 10%. Excluding Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans, end-of-period loans grew by 6% year-over-year. PPP loans were $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2020, a decrease of $204.1 million from September 30, 2020 due to loan forgiveness by the SBA. As of January 27, 2021, the Company funded over 2,600 new PPP loans totaling over $380 million. Fourth quarter 2020 average loans of $37.7 billion grew by $565.3 million, or 6% linked quarter annualized. Fourth quarter average loan growth was led by total residential mortgage, followed by commercial and industrial (“C&I”) loans, excluding PPP loans, and total commercial real estate (“CRE”) loans. The average balance of PPP loans in the fourth quarter was $1.7 billion. Excluding PPP loans, average loans grew by 7% annualized from the third quarter of 2020.
  • Record Deposits – Total deposits reached $44.9 billion as of December 31, 2020, growing by $3.2 billion, or 30% annualized, from $41.7 billion as of September 30, 2020. Year-over-year, total deposits grew by $7.5 billion or 20%. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits reached a record $16.3 billion as of December 31, 2020. Throughout 2020, growth in noninterest-bearing deposit accounts outpaced total deposit growth. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits made up 36% of total deposits as of December 31, 2020, up from 30% as of December 31, 2019. Fourth quarter 2020 average deposits of $44.4 billion grew by $3.2 billion, or 31% linked quarter annualized. Fourth quarter average deposit growth was led by noninterest-bearing demand deposits, which increased by $2.0 billion, or 56% linked quarter annualized, followed by growth in money market, interest-bearing checking and savings accounts.
  • PPP Liquidity Facility (“PPPLF”) – In October 2020, the Company paid off in full its PPPLF, which was $1.4 billion as of September 30, 2020.
  • Capital Levels – Capital levels for East West are strong. As of December 31, 2020, stockholders’ equity was $5.3 billion, or $37.22 per share. Tangible equity1 per common share was $33.85 as of December 31, 2020, an increase of 3% from $32.85 as of September 30, 2020, and an increase of 9% from $31.15 as of December 31, 2019. As of December 31, 2020, the tangible equity to tangible assets ratio1 was 9.3%, the common equity tier 1 (“CET1”) capital ratio was 12.7%, and the total risk-based capital ratio was 14.3%.
  • Dividend Increase – First quarter 2021 common stock dividend was increased by 20%, or 5.5 cents per share. The new quarterly dividend is $0.33, up from $0.275 per share. The new annual dividend is $1.32 per share, compared with $1.10 per share previously. 1 See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 14.

OPERATING RESULTS

  • Full Year Earnings – Full year 2020 net income was $567.8 million, or $3.97 per diluted share, a decrease of 16% from $674.0 million, or $4.61 per diluted share, for the full year 2019. Full year 2020 adjusted net income2 was $565.2 million, or $3.95 per diluted share, a decrease of 20% from adjusted net income of $707.9 million, or $4.84 per diluted share, for the full year 2019. Non-GAAP adjustments exclude the impacts of the impairment, recoveries and income tax items related to DC Solar tax credit investments in 2020 and 2019, as applicable.
  • Fourth Quarter Earnings – Fourth quarter 2020 net income was $164.1 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, an increase of 3% from $159.5 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020. Fourth quarter 2020 adjusted net income2 was $161.5 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, a quarter-over-quarter increase of 1% from $159.5 million. Fourth quarter 2020 earnings were adjusted for items related to DC Solar tax credit investments, which added $2.6 million, or two cents per share to earnings. There were no adjustments to third quarter 2020 earnings. 2 See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 12.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Compared to Third Quarter 2020

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income (“NII”) totaled $346.6 million, an increase of 7% from $324.1 million. Net interest margin (“NIM”) of 2.77% increased by five basis points from 2.72%. The quarter-over-quarter changes in the NII and the NIM reflect an increase in PPP-related income, stability of core loan yields, a decrease in the cost of deposits, loan growth, and growth in available-for-sale debt securities.

  • Adjusted NII3 totaled $332.7 million, an increase of 5% from $317.6 million. Adjusted NIM3 of 2.76% contracted by one basis point from 2.77%. Adjusted NII and adjusted NIM exclude PPP loan related income and PPPLF expense.
  • Average loan yield of 3.68% expanded by eight basis points from 3.60%, reflecting a higher amount of deferred fee income accreted on PPP loans. Interest and fees earned on PPP loans contributed $14.2 million to interest income in the fourth quarter, an increase from $7.8 million in the third quarter. Third quarter PPP fee income was lower because of slower than anticipated forgiveness of PPP loans by the SBA.
  • Excluding the impact of PPP loans, the adjusted average loan yield3 of 3.69% contracted by one basis point from 3.70%, reflecting the general stability of yields of the underlying loan portfolio.
  • The average cost of interest-bearing deposits decreased by 10 basis points to 0.40%, down from 0.50%. The average cost of deposits decreased by eight basis points to 0.25%, down from 0.33%. The decrease in the cost of deposits reflects growth in low-cost deposit accounts and continued downward repricing of maturing time deposits. 3 See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 15.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income totaled $69.8 million, a 28% increase from $54.5 million. The quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily driven by a favorable change in the credit valuation adjustment of interest rate contracts; an increase in customer-driven foreign exchange transactions, and an increase in net gains on sale of SBA loans.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense totaled $178.7 million, an increase of 4% from $172.6 million.

  • Fourth quarter noninterest expense consisted of $165.6 million of adjusted noninterest expense4, $12.3 million in amortization of tax credit and other investments, and $0.8 million in amortization of core deposit intangibles.
  • Adjusted noninterest expense of $165.6 million increased by $11.1 million, or 7%, from $154.4 million in the third quarter. The quarter-over-quarter change was primarily driven by increased bonus accrual in compensation and employee benefits expense, and a write-down on other real estate owned, which was included in other operating expense. Year-over-year, adjusted noninterest expense was essentially flat, compared with $165.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Amortization of tax credit and other investments totaled $12.3 million, a decrease from $17.2 million in the third quarter. Fourth quarter amortization of tax credit and other investments was lower because it included $10.7 million of recoveries related to DC Solar tax credit investments.
  • The adjusted efficiency ratio4 was 39.8% in the fourth quarter, an improvement from 40.8% in the third quarter. 4 See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 13.

TAX RELATED ITEMS

Full year 2020 income tax expense was $118.0 million and the effective tax rate was 17%, compared with income tax expense of $169.9 million and an effective tax rate of 20% for the full year of 2019.

  • Fourth quarter 2020 income tax expense was $49.3 million and the effective tax rate was 23%, compared with income tax expense of $36.5 million and an effective tax rate of 19% for the third quarter of 2020.
  • Fourth quarter 2020 income tax expense and effective tax rate were elevated by $8.1 million related to DC Solar tax credit investments. Combined with the $10.7 million of recoveries included as part of amortization of tax credit and other investments, as noted above, the DC Solar-related items in the fourth quarter of 2020 added $2.6 million after tax, or two cents per share.

ASSET QUALITY

The allowance for loan losses (“ALLL”) totaled $620.0 million, or 1.61% of loans held for investment (“HFI”), as of December 31, 2020, compared with $618.3 million, or 1.65% of loans HFI, as of September 30, 2020.

  • During the fourth quarter of 2020, we recorded a $24.3 million provision for credit losses, compared with $10.0 million for the third quarter of 2020.
  • Quarter-over-quarter, the ALLL increased by $1.7 million, although the ratio of ALLL to loans HFI decreased by 4 basis points. The change in the ALLL reflects the loan growth during the quarter, an improved macroeconomic forecast, and positive trends in deferrals, delinquencies, criticized assets and other asset quality metrics.
  • Fourth quarter 2020 net charge-offs were $18.8 million, or annualized 0.20% of average loans HFI, a decrease from $24.2 million, or annualized 0.26% of average loans HFI for the third quarter of 2020. A quarter-over-quarter increase in CRE charge-offs in the fourth quarter was more than offset by the quarter-over-quarter decrease in C&I charge-offs. The full year 2020 net charge-off ratio was 0.17% of average loans HFI, compared with 0.16% for full year 2019.
  • Nonperforming assets were $234.9 million, or 0.45% of total assets, as of December 31, 2020, a 10% decrease from nonperforming assets of $259.9 million, or 0.52% of total assets, as of September 30, 2020. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in nonperforming assets was largely due to a decrease in C&I and CRE nonaccrual loans.

CAPITAL STRENGTH

Capital levels for East West are strong. The following table presents the regulatory capital ratios as of December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019.

EWBC Regulatory Capital Metrics

 

Basel III

($ in millions)

 

December 31, 2020 (a)

 

September 30, 2020 (a)

 

December 31, 2019

 

Minimum

Capital

Ratio

Well Capitalized Ratio

 

Minimum

Capital Ratio + Conservation Buffer (b)

 

Risk-Based Capital Ratios:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CET1 capital ratio

 

12.7

%

 

12.8

%

 

12.9

%

 

4.5

%

6.5

%

7.0

%

Tier 1 capital ratio

 

12.7

%

 

12.8

%

 

12.9

%

 

6.0

%

8.0

%

8.5

%

Total capital ratio

 

14.3

%

 

14.5

%

 

14.4

%

 

8.0

%

10.0

%

10.5

%

Leverage ratio

 

9.4

%

 

9.8

%

 

10.3

%

 

4.0

%

5.0

%

4.0

%

Risk-Weighted Assets (“RWA”) (c)

 

$

38,533

 

 

$

36,922

 

 

$

35,136

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A Not applicable.

(a)

 

The Company has elected to use the 2020 CECL transition provision in the calculation of its December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020 regulatory capital ratios. The Company’s December 31, 2020 regulatory capital ratios and RWA are preliminary.

(b)

 

An additional 2.5% capital conservation buffer above the minimum capital ratios are required in order to avoid limitations on distributions, including dividend payments and certain discretionary bonus payments to executive officers.

(c)

 

Under regulatory guidelines, on-balance sheet assets and credit equivalent amounts of derivatives and off-balance sheet items are assigned to one of several broad risk categories based on the nature of the obligor, or, if relevant, the guarantor or the nature of any collateral. The aggregate dollar value in each risk category is then multiplied by the risk weight associated with that category. The resulting weighted values from each of the risk categories are aggregated for determining total RWA.

DIVIDEND PAYOUT AND CAPITAL ACTIONS

East West’s Board of Directors has declared first quarter 2021 dividends for the Company’s common stock. The common stock cash dividend of $0.33 per share is payable on February 23, 2021 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2021. This represents a 20% increase, or 5.5 cents per share, to the quarterly common stock dividend, up from $0.275 per share previously. The new annual dividend is $1.32 per share, compared with $1.10 per share previously.

On March 3, 2020, East West’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $500 million of East West’s common stock. In 2020, the Company repurchased $145.9 million of common stock, or 4.5 million shares, under this authorization during the first quarter. East West did not repurchase any shares during the fourth quarter of 2020 under this authorization.

Conference Call

East West will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2020 earnings with the public on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET. The public and investment community are invited to listen as management discusses fourth quarter and full year 2020 results and operating developments.

  • The following dial-in information is provided for participation in the conference call: calls within the U.S. – (877) 506-6399; calls within Canada – (855) 669-9657; international calls – (412) 902-6699.
  • A presentation to accompany the earnings call will be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com/investors.
  • A listen-only live broadcast of the call will also be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com/investors.
  • A replay of the conference call will be available on January 28, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time through February 28, 2021. The replay numbers are: within the U.S. – (877) 344-7529; within Canada – (855) 669-9658; International calls – (412) 317-0088; and the replay access code is: 10150890.

About East West

East West Bancorp, Inc. is a publicly owned company with total assets of $52.2 billion and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California, operating over 120 locations in the United States and Greater China. U.S. markets include California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West’s presence includes full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, and Xiamen. For more information on East West, visit the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters set forth herein (including any exhibits hereto) constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements relating to our current business plans and expectations regarding future operating results. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, the use of forward-looking language, such as “likely result in,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “intends to,” “assumes,” or may include other similar words or phrases, such as “believes,” “plans,” “trend,” “objective,” “continues,” “remains,” or similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “might,” “can,” or similar verbs, and the negative thereof. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those projected.

These risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, include, but are not limited to, the impact of disease pandemics, such as the resurgences and subsequent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, on the Company, its operations and its customers, employees and the markets in which the Company operates and in which its loans are concentrated; and the measures that international, federal, state and local governments, agencies, law enforcement and/or health authorities implement to address it, which may precipitate or exacerbate one or more of the below-mentioned and/or other risks, and significantly disrupt or prevent the Company from operating its business in the ordinary course for an extended period; changes in governmental policy and regulation, including measures taken in response to economic, business, political and social conditions, such as the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) and any similar or related rules and regulations, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”) efforts to provide liquidity to the United States (“U.S.”) financial system, including changes in government interest rate policies, and to provide credit to private commercial and municipal borrowers, and other programs designed to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the resulting effect of all such items on the Company’s operations, liquidity and capital position, and on the financial condition of the Company’s borrowers and other customers; changes in the U.S. economy, including an economic slowdown or recession, inflation, deflation, housing prices, employment levels, rate of growth and general business conditions; changes in laws or the regulatory environment including regulatory reform initiatives and policies of the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (“DFPI”) - Division of Financial Institutions, and SBA; the changes and effects thereof in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China; changes in the commercial and consumer real estate markets; changes in consumer spending and savings habits; fluctuations in the Company’s stock price; changes in income tax laws and regulations; the Company’s ability to compete effectively against other financial institutions in its banking markets; success and timing of the Company’s business strategies; the Company’s ability to retain key officers and employees; impact on the Company’s funding costs, net interest income and net interest margin from changes in key variable market interest rates, competition, regulatory requirements and the Company’s product mix; changes in the Company’s costs of operation, compliance and expansion; the Company’s ability to adopt and successfully integrate new technologies into its business in a strategic manner; impact of benchmark interest rate reform in the U.S. that resulted in the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) selected as the preferred alternative reference rate to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”); impact of a communications or technology disruption, failure in, or breach of, the Company’s operational or security systems or infrastructure, or those of third parties with whom the Company does business, including as a result of cyber-attacks; and other similar matters which could result in, among other things, confidential and/or proprietary information being disclosed or misused and materially impact the Company’s ability to provide services to its clients; adequacy of the Company’s risk management framework, disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting; future credit quality and performance, including the Company’s expectations regarding future credit losses and allowance levels; impact of adverse changes to the Company’s credit ratings from major credit rating agencies; impact of adverse judgments or settlements in litigation; impact on the Company’s international operations due to political developments, disease pandemics, wars or other hostilities that may disrupt or increase volatility in securities or otherwise affect economic conditions; heightened regulatory and governmental oversight and scrutiny of the Company’s business practices, including dealings with consumers; impact of reputational risk from negative publicity, fines and penalties and other negative consequences from regulatory violations and legal actions and from the Company’s interactions with business partners, counterparties, service providers and other third parties; impact of regulatory enforcement actions; changes in accounting standards as may be required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) or other regulatory agencies and their impact on critical accounting policies and assumptions; impact of other potential federal tax changes and spending cuts; the Company’s capital requirements and its ability to generate capital internally or raise capital on favorable terms; impact on the Company’s liquidity due to changes in the Company’s ability to receive dividends from its subsidiaries; any future strategic acquisitions or divestitures; continuing consolidation in the financial services industry; changes in the equity and debt securities markets; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; a recurrence of significant turbulence or disruption in the capital or financial markets, which could result in, among other things, a reduction in the availability of funding or increases in funding costs, a reduction in investor demand for mortgage loans and declines in asset values and/or recognition of other-than-temporary impairment (“OTTI”) on securities held in the Company’s available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities portfolio; and impact of natural or man-made disasters or calamities, such as wildfires and earthquakes, which are particular to California, or conflicts or other events that may directly or indirectly result in a negative impact on the Company’s financial performance. In addition to the risk factors enumerated above, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could cause actual outcomes to differ, possibly materially, from the Company’s forward-looking statements due to factors and future developments that are uncertain, unpredictable and in many cases beyond the Company’s control. Given the ongoing and dynamic nature of the circumstances, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the Company will depend on future developments that are uncertain and unpredictable, including the scope, severity and duration of the pandemic and its impact on the Company’s customers, the actions taken by governmental authorities in response to the pandemic as well as its impact on global and regional economies, and the pace of recovery when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, among others.

For a more detailed discussion of some of the factors that might cause such differences, see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 under the heading Item 1A. Risk Factors and the information set forth under Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of events or circumstances after the date of such statements except as required by law.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

($ and shares in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Table 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020 % or Basis Point Change

 

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

$

592,117

 

$

503,376

 

$

536,221

 

17.6

%

 

10.4

%

 

Interest-bearing cash with banks

 

3,425,854

 

 

4,003,565

 

 

2,724,928

 

(14.4

)

 

25.7

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

4,017,971

 

 

4,506,941

 

 

3,261,149

 

(10.8

)

 

23.2

 

 

Interest-bearing deposits with banks

 

809,728

 

 

699,465

 

 

196,161

 

15.8

 

 

312.8

 

 

Assets purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”) (1)

 

1,460,000

 

 

1,210,000

 

 

860,000

 

20.7

 

 

69.8

 

 

Available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities (amortized cost of $5,470,523, $4,471,694 and $3,320,648 as of December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

 

5,544,658

 

 

4,539,160

 

 

3,317,214

 

22.2

 

 

67.1

 

 

Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) and Federal Reserve Bank (“FRB”) stock

 

83,046

 

 

79,172

 

 

78,580

 

4.9

 

 

5.7

 

 

Loans held-for-sale (“HFS”)

 

1,788

 

 

4,148

 

 

434

 

(56.9

)

 

312.0

 

 

Loans held-for-investment (''HFI'') (net of allowance for loan losses (2) of $619,983, $618,252 and $358,287)

 

37,770,972

 

 

36,818,877

 

 

34,420,252

 

2.6

 

 

9.7

 

 

Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, net

 

213,555

 

 

192,913

 

 

207,037

 

10.7

 

 

3.1

 

 

Investments in tax credit and other investments, net

 

266,525

 

 

254,512

 

 

254,140

 

4.7

 

 

4.9

 

 

Goodwill

 

465,697

 

 

465,697

 

 

465,697

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

95,460

 

 

96,092

 

 

99,973

 

(0.7

)

 

(4.5

)

 

Other assets

 

1,427,513

 

 

1,504,500

 

 

1,035,459

 

(5.1

)

 

37.9

 

 

Total assets

$

52,156,913

 

$

50,371,477

 

$

44,196,096

 

3.5

%

 

18.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits

$

44,862,752

 

$

41,680,555

 

$

37,324,259

 

7.6

%

 

20.2

%

 

Short-term borrowings

 

21,009

 

 

59,613

 

 

28,669

 

(64.8

)

 

(26.7

)

 

FHLB advances

 

652,612

 

 

657,185

 

 

745,915

 

(0.7

)

 

(12.5

)

 

Assets sold under repurchase agreements (“repurchase agreements”) (1)

 

300,000

 

 

348,063

 

 

200,000

 

(13.8

)

 

50.0

 

 

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

151,739

 

1,579,317 (3)

 

152,270

 

(90.4

)

 

(0.3

)

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

102,830

 

 

103,673

 

 

108,083

 

(0.8

)

 

(4.9

)

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

796,796

 

 

816,965

 

 

619,283

 

(2.5

)

 

28.7

 

 

Total liabilities

 

46,887,738

 

 

45,245,371

 

 

39,178,479

 

3.6

 

 

19.7

 

 

Stockholders’ equity (2)

 

5,269,175

 

 

5,126,106

 

 

5,017,617

 

2.8

 

 

5.0

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

52,156,913

 

$

50,371,477

 

$

44,196,096

 

3.5

%

 

18.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

$

37.22

 

$

36.22

 

$

34.46

 

2.7

%

 

8.0

%

 

Tangible equity (4) per common share

$

33.85

 

$

32.85

 

$

31.15

 

3.0

 

 

8.7

 

 

Number of common shares at period-end

 

141,565

 

 

141,507

 

 

145,625

 

0.0

 

 

(2.8

)

 

Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio (4)

 

9.27

%

 

9.32

%

 

10.38

%

(5

)

bps

(111

)

bps

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Resale and repurchase agreements are reported net when the transactions are eligible for netting under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 210-20-45-11, Balance Sheet Offsetting: Repurchase and Reverse Repurchase Agreements. There was no netting of repurchase agreements against resale agreements as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020. $250.0 million of gross repurchase agreements were eligible for netting against gross resale agreements as of December 31, 2019.

(2)

On January 1, 2020, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments using the modified retrospective approach. We recorded $125.2 million increase to allowance for loan losses and $98.0 million after-tax decrease to opening retained earnings as of January 1, 2020.

(3)

Includes $1.43 billion of advances from the Federal Reserve Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (“PPPLF”) as of September 30, 2020.

(4)

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 14.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

TOTAL LOANS AND DEPOSITS DETAIL

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 2

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020 % Change

 

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

Qtr-o-Qtr

Yr-o-Yr

Loans:

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial and industrial (“C&I”) (1)

$

13,631,726

 

$

13,305,024

 

$

12,150,931

 

2.5

%

12.2

%

Commercial real estate (“CRE”):

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

11,174,611

 

 

11,037,987

 

 

10,278,448

 

1.2

 

8.7

 

Multifamily residential

 

3,033,998

 

 

3,057,274

 

 

2,856,374

 

(0.8

)

6.2

 

Construction and land

 

599,692

 

 

578,407

 

 

628,499

 

3.7

 

(4.6

)

Total CRE

 

14,808,301

 

 

14,673,668

 

 

13,763,321

 

0.9

 

7.6

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage:

 

 

 

 

 

Single-family residential

 

8,185,953

 

 

7,785,759

 

 

7,108,590

 

5.1

 

15.2

 

Home equity lines of credit (“HELOCs”)

 

1,601,716

 

 

1,514,388

 

 

1,472,783

 

5.8

 

8.8

 

Total residential mortgage

 

9,787,669

 

 

9,300,147

 

 

8,581,373

 

5.2

 

14.1

 

Other consumer

 

163,259

 

 

158,290

 

 

282,914

 

3.1

 

(42.3

)

Total loans HFI (2)

 

38,390,955

 

 

37,437,129

 

 

34,778,539

 

2.5

 

10.4

 

Loans HFS

 

1,788

 

 

4,148

 

 

434

 

(56.9

)

312.0

 

Total loans (2)

 

38,392,743

 

 

37,441,277

 

 

34,778,973

 

2.5

 

10.4

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(619,983

)

 

(618,252

)

 

(358,287

)

0.3

 

73.0

 

Net loans (2)

$

37,772,760

 

$

36,823,025

 

$

34,420,686

 

2.6

 

9.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing demand

$

16,298,301

 

$

14,924,917

 

$

11,080,036

 

9.2

%

47.1

%

Interest-bearing checking

 

6,142,193

 

 

5,731,573

 

 

5,200,755

 

7.2

 

18.1

 

Money market

 

10,740,667

 

 

9,553,574

 

 

8,711,964

 

12.4

 

23.3

 

Savings

 

2,681,242

 

 

2,401,318

 

 

2,117,196

 

11.7

 

26.6

 

Time deposits

 

9,000,349

 

 

9,069,173

 

 

10,214,308

 

(0.8

)

(11.9

)

Total deposits

$

44,862,752

 

$

41,680,555

 

$

37,324,259

 

7.6

%

20.2

%

 

(1)

Includes $1.57 billion and $1.77 billion of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

(2)

Includes net deferred loan fees, unearned fees, unamortized premiums and unaccreted discounts of $(58.8) million, $(67.0) million, and $(43.2) million as of December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively. Net origination fees related to PPP loans were $(12.7) million and $(22.6) million as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

($ and shares in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Table 3

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2020 % Change

 

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

Qtr-o-Qtr

Yr-o-Yr

Interest and dividend income (1)

$

381,348

$

365,728

$

467,233

4.3

%

(18.4

)%

Interest expense

 

34,767

 

41,598

 

99,014

(16.4

)

(64.9

)

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

 

346,581

 

324,130

 

368,219

6.9

 

(5.9

)

Provision for credit losses

 

24,340

 

10,000

 

18,577

143.4

 

31.0

 

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

 

322,241

 

314,130

 

349,642

2.6

 

(7.8

)

Noninterest income (2)

 

69,832

 

54,503

 

65,797

28.1

 

6.1

 

Noninterest expense (2)

 

178,651

 

172,573

 

196,157

3.5

 

(8.9

)

Income before income taxes

 

213,422

 

196,060

 

219,282

8.9

 

(2.7

)

Income tax expense

 

49,338

 

36,523

 

31,067

35.1

 

58.8

 

Net income

$

164,084

$

159,537

$

188,215

2.9

%

(12.8

)%

Earnings per share (“EPS”)

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

$

1.16

$

1.13

$

1.29

2.8

%

(10.3

)%

- Diluted

$

1.15

$

1.12

$

1.29

2.5

 

(10.5

)

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

 

141,564

 

141,498

 

145,624

0.0

%

(2.8

)%

- Diluted

 

142,529

 

142,043

 

146,318

0.3

 

(2.6

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2020 % Change

 

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

Qtr-o-Qtr

Yr-o-Yr

Noninterest income:

 

 

 

 

 

Lending fees

$

18,387

$

18,736

$

17,244

(1.9

)%

6.6

%

Deposit account fees

 

14,256

 

12,573

 

9,843

13.4

 

44.8

 

Interest rate contracts and other derivative income

 

12,967

 

5,538

 

17,828

134.1

 

(27.3

)

Foreign exchange income

 

6,679

 

3,310

 

6,032

101.8

 

10.7

 

Wealth management fees

 

4,497

 

4,553

 

4,132

(1.2

)

8.8

 

Net gains on sales of loans

 

3,058

 

361

 

1,068

747.1

 

186.3

 

Gains on sales of AFS debt securities

 

432

 

698

 

864

(38.1

)

(50.0

)

Other investment income (2)

 

3,989

 

5,239

 

5,462

(23.9

)

(27.0

)

Other income

 

5,567

 

3,495

 

3,324

59.3

 

67.5

 

Total noninterest income (2)

$

69,832

$

54,503

$

65,797

28.1

%

6.1

%

Noninterest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and employee benefits

$

105,400

$

99,756

$

101,051

5.7

%

4.3

%

Occupancy and equipment expense

 

16,548

 

16,648

 

17,138

(0.6

)

(3.4

)

Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments

 

3,995

 

4,006

 

3,371

(0.3

)

18.5

 

Deposit account expense

 

3,501

 

3,113

 

3,749

12.5

 

(6.6

)

Data processing

 

4,707

 

3,590

 

3,588

31.1

 

31.2

 

Computer software expense

 

7,027

 

8,539

 

7,626

(17.7

)

(7.9

)

Consulting expense

 

1,537

 

1,224

 

3,159

25.6

 

(51.3

)

Legal expense

 

1,673

 

1,366

 

2,141

22.5

 

(21.9

)

Other operating expense

 

22,000

 

17,122

 

24,512

28.5

 

(10.2

)

Amortization of tax credit and other investments (2)

 

12,263

 

17,209

 

29,822

(28.7

)

(58.9

)

Total noninterest expense (2)

$

178,651

$

172,573

$

196,157

3.5

%

(8.9

)%

 

(1)

Includes $14.2 million and $7.8 million of interest income related to PPP loans for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

(2)

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company reclassified certain income/losses from equity method investments from Amortization of tax credit and other investments to Other investment income, with no effect on net income. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform with the current presentation. Includes $10.7 million in recoveries related to the Company’s investment in DC Solar for the three months ended December 31, 2020.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

($ and shares in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Table 4

 

 

Year Ended

December 31, 2020 % Change

 

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Yr-o-Yr

Interest and dividend income (1)

$

1,595,042

$

1,882,300

(15.3

)%

Interest expense

 

217,849

 

414,487

(47.4

)

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

 

1,377,193

 

1,467,813

(6.2

)

Provision for credit losses

 

210,653

 

98,685

113.5

 

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

 

1,166,540

 

1,369,128

(14.8

)

Noninterest income (2)

 

235,547

 

222,245

6.0

 

Noninterest expense (2)

 

716,322

 

747,456

(4.2

)

Income before income taxes

 

685,765

 

843,917

(18.7

)

Income tax expense

 

117,968

 

169,882

(30.6

)

Net income

$

567,797

$

674,035

(15.8

)%

EPS

 

 

 

- Basic

$

3.99

$

4.63

(13.9

)%

- Diluted

$

3.97

$

4.61

(13.9

)

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

- Basic

 

142,336

 

145,497

(2.2

)%

- Diluted

 

142,991

 

146,179

(2.2

)

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

December 31, 2020 % Change

 

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Yr-o-Yr

Noninterest income:

 

 

 

Lending fees

$

74,842

$

63,670

17.5

%

Deposit account fees

 

48,148

 

38,648

24.6

 

Interest rate contracts and other derivative income

 

31,685

 

39,865

(20.5

)

Foreign exchange income

 

22,370

 

26,398

(15.3

)

Wealth management fees

 

17,494

 

16,547

5.7

 

Net gains on sales of loans

 

4,501

 

4,035

11.5

 

Gains on sales of AFS debt securities

 

12,299

 

3,930

213.0

 

Other investment income (2)

 

10,641

 

18,117

(41.3

)

Other income

 

13,567

 

11,035

22.9

 

Total noninterest income (2)

$

235,547

$

222,245

6.0

%

Noninterest expense:

 

 

 

Compensation and employee benefits

$

404,071

$

401,700

0.6

%

Occupancy and equipment expense

 

66,489

 

69,730

(4.6

)

Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments

 

15,128

 

12,928

17.0

 

Deposit account expense

 

13,530

 

14,175

(4.6

)

Data processing

 

16,603

 

13,533

22.7

 

Computer software expense

 

29,033

 

26,471

9.7

 

Consulting expense

 

5,391

 

9,846

(45.2

)

Legal expense

 

7,766

 

8,441

(8.0

)

Other operating expense

 

79,489

 

92,249

(13.8

)

Amortization of tax credit and other investments (2)

 

70,082

 

98,383

(28.8

)

Repurchase agreements’ extinguishment cost

 

8,740

 

100.0

 

Total noninterest expense (2)

$

716,322

$

747,456

(4.2

)%

 

(1)

Includes $43.3 million of interest income related to PPP loans for the year ended December 31, 2020.

(2)

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company reclassified certain income/losses from equity method investments from Amortization of tax credit and other investments to Other investment income, with no effect on net income. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform with the current presentation. Includes $10.7 million in recoveries related to the Company’s investment in DC Solar for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2020 % Change

Year Ended

December 31, 2020 % Change

 

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

Qtr-o-Qtr

Yr-o-Yr

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Yr-o-Yr

Loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&I (1)

$

13,332,194

$

13,235,845

$

12,237,081

0.7

%

8.9

%

$

13,074,883

$

12,073,820

8.3

%

CRE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

11,067,392

 

10,942,780

 

10,006,424

1.1

 

10.6

 

 

10,828,037

 

9,642,301

12.3

 

Multifamily residential

 

3,051,472

 

3,107,294

 

2,771,555

(1.8

)

10.1

 

 

3,009,365

 

2,588,347

16.3

 

Construction and land

 

588,665

 

564,219

 

668,147

4.3

 

(11.9

)

 

597,118

 

656,142

(9.0

)

Total CRE

 

14,707,529

 

14,614,293

 

13,446,126

0.6

 

9.4

 

 

14,434,520

 

12,886,790

12.0

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-family residential

 

7,990,035

 

7,695,838

 

6,934,361

3.8

 

15.2

 

 

7,613,706

 

6,526,415

16.7

 

HELOCs

 

1,558,781

 

1,475,098

 

1,506,346

5.7

 

3.5

 

 

1,480,516

 

1,580,343

(6.3

)

Total residential mortgage

 

9,548,816

 

9,170,936

 

8,440,707

4.1

 

13.1

 

 

9,094,222

 

8,106,758

12.2

 

Other consumer

 

137,186

 

139,371

 

286,096

(1.6

)

(52.0

)

 

195,392

 

305,768

(36.1

)

Total loans (2)

$

37,725,725

$

37,160,445

$

34,410,010

1.5

%

9.6

%

$

36,799,017

$

33,373,136

10.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets

$

49,703,349

$

47,428,586

$

42,114,123

4.8

%

18.0

%

$

46,239,709

$

40,320,804

14.7

%

Total assets

$

52,466,325

$

50,247,259

$

44,471,242

4.4

%

18.0

%

$

48,937,793

$

42,484,885

15.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing demand

$

16,311,010

$

14,296,475

$

10,976,368

14.1

%

48.6

%

$

13,823,152

$

10,502,618

31.6

%

Interest-bearing checking

 

6,067,849

 

5,663,873

 

5,540,300

7.1

 

9.5

 

 

5,357,934

 

5,244,867

2.2

 

Money market

 

10,626,940

 

9,981,704

 

8,592,058

6.5

 

23.7

 

 

9,881,284

 

8,220,236

20.2

 

Savings

 

2,450,980

 

2,259,788

 

2,118,911

8.5

 

15.7

 

 

2,234,913

 

2,118,060

5.5

 

Time deposits

 

8,965,337

 

9,008,907

 

10,180,922

(0.5

)

(11.9

)

 

9,465,608

 

9,961,289

(5.0

)

Total deposits

$

44,422,116

$

41,210,747

$

37,408,559

7.8

%

18.7

%

$

40,762,891

$

36,047,070

13.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities

$

29,666,559

$

29,552,756

$

27,522,469

0.4

%

7.8

%

$

28,798,277

$

26,408,961

9.0

%

Stockholders’ equity

$

5,243,203

$

5,079,351

$

4,977,759

3.2

%

5.3

%

$

5,082,186

$

4,760,845

6.7

%

 

(1)

Includes average balances of PPP loans of $1.70 billion and $1.76 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively, and $1.24 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020.

(2)

Includes loans HFS.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTER-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 6

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

 

Average

 

Average

Average

 

Average

 

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate (1)

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate (1)

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks

$

5,609,965

 

$

4,458

0.32

%

$

4,904,394

 

$

5,045

0.41

%

Resale agreements (2)

 

1,257,826

 

 

4,955

1.57

%

 

1,225,217

 

 

5,295

1.72

%

AFS debt securities

 

5,029,820

 

 

22,914

1.81

%

 

4,059,456

 

 

18,493

1.81

%

Loans (3)

 

37,725,725

 

 

348,578

3.68

%

 

37,160,445

 

 

336,542

3.60

%

FHLB and FRB stock

 

80,013

 

 

443

2.20

%

 

79,074

 

 

353

1.78

%

Total interest-earning assets

 

49,703,349

 

 

381,348

3.05

%

 

47,428,586

 

 

365,728

3.07

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

580,989

 

 

 

 

522,699

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(618,207

)

 

 

 

(632,216

)

 

 

Other assets

 

2,800,194

 

 

 

 

2,928,190

 

 

 

Total assets

$

52,466,325

 

 

 

$

50,247,259

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking deposits

$

6,067,849

 

$

4,218

0.28

%

$

5,663,873

 

$

4,345

0.31

%

Money market deposits

 

10,626,940

 

 

5,542

0.21

%

 

9,981,704

 

 

6,837

0.27

%

Savings deposits

 

2,450,980

 

 

1,655

0.27

%

 

2,259,788

 

 

1,481

0.26

%

Time deposits

 

8,965,337

 

 

16,727

0.74

%

 

9,008,907

 

 

21,135

0.93

%

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

 

47,500

 

 

276

2.31

%

 

84,858

 

 

407

1.91

%

FHLB advances

 

653,748

 

 

3,137

1.91

%

 

656,906

 

 

3,146

1.91

%

Repurchase agreements (2)

 

335,737

 

 

2,080

2.46

%

 

317,097

 

 

2,155

2.70

%

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

518,468

 

 

1,132

0.87

%

 

1,579,623

 

 

2,092

0.53

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

29,666,559

 

 

34,767

0.47

%

 

29,552,756

 

 

41,598

0.56

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

 

16,311,010

 

 

 

 

14,296,475

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

1,245,553

 

 

 

 

1,318,677

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

5,243,203

 

 

 

 

5,079,351

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

52,466,325

 

 

 

$

50,247,259

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

2.58

%

 

 

2.51

%

Net interest income and net interest margin

 

$

346,581

2.77

%

 

$

324,130

2.72

%

Adjusted net interest income and adjusted net interest margin (4)

 

$

332,701

2.76

%

 

$

317,611

2.77

%

 

(1)

Annualized.

(2)

There was no netting of repurchase agreements against resale agreements for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

(3)

Includes loans HFS.

(4)

Net interest income and net interest margin have been adjusted for the impact of PPP loans and advances from the PPPLF. See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 15.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTER-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 7

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Average

 

Average

Average

 

Average

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate (1)

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate (1)

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks

$

5,609,965

 

$

4,458

0.32

%

$

3,213,016

 

$

14,598

1.80

%

Resale agreements (2)

 

1,257,826

 

 

4,955

1.57

%

 

863,261

 

 

5,808

2.67

%

AFS debt securities

 

5,029,820

 

 

22,914

1.81

%

 

3,549,376

 

 

20,460

2.29

%

Loans (3)

 

37,725,725

 

 

348,578

3.68

%

 

34,410,010

 

 

425,773

4.91

%

FHLB and FRB stock

 

80,013

 

 

443

2.20

%

 

78,460

 

 

594

3.00

%

Total interest-earning assets

 

49,703,349

 

 

381,348

3.05

%

 

42,114,123

 

 

467,233

4.40

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

580,989

 

 

 

 

534,326

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(618,207

)

 

 

 

(355,759

)

 

 

Other assets

 

2,800,194

 

 

 

 

2,178,552

 

 

 

Total assets

$

52,466,325

 

 

 

$

44,471,242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking deposits

$

6,067,849

 

$

4,218

0.28

%

$

5,540,300

 

$

13,589

0.97

%

Money market deposits

 

10,626,940

 

 

5,542

0.21

%

 

8,592,058

 

 

25,223

1.16

%

Savings deposits

 

2,450,980

 

 

1,655

0.27

%

 

2,118,911

 

 

2,266

0.42

%

Time deposits

 

8,965,337

 

 

16,727

0.74

%

 

10,180,922

 

 

47,935

1.87

%

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

 

47,500

 

 

276

2.31

%

 

43,313

 

 

404

3.70

%

FHLB advances

 

653,748

 

 

3,137

1.91

%

 

745,732

 

 

4,686

2.49

%

Repurchase agreements (2)

 

335,737

 

 

2,080

2.46

%

 

148,892

 

 

3,382

9.01

%

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

518,468

 

 

1,132

0.87

%

 

152,341

 

 

1,529

3.98

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

29,666,559

 

 

34,767

0.47

%

 

27,522,469

 

 

99,014

1.43

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

 

16,311,010

 

 

 

 

10,976,368

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

1,245,553

 

 

 

 

994,646

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

5,243,203

 

 

 

 

4,977,759

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

52,466,325

 

 

 

$

44,471,242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

2.58

%

 

 

2.97

%

Net interest income and net interest margin

 

$

346,581

2.77

%

 

$

368,219

3.47

%

Adjusted net interest income and adjusted net interest margin (4)

 

$

332,701

2.76

%

 

$

368,219

3.47

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized.

(2)

There was no netting of repurchase agreements against resale agreements for the three months ended December 31, 2020. Average balances of resale and repurchase agreements for the three months ended December 31, 2019 have been reported net, pursuant to ASC 210-20-45-11, Balance Sheet Offsetting: Repurchase and Reverse Repurchase Agreements. The weighted-average yields of gross resale agreements were 1.57% and 2.50% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The weighted-average interest rates of gross repurchase agreements were 2.46% and 4.34% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

(3)

Includes loans HFS.

(4)

Net interest income and net interest margin have been adjusted for the impact of PPP loans and advances from the PPPLF. See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 15.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

YEAR-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 8

 

 

Year Ended

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Average

 

Average

Average

 

Average

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks

$

4,236,430

 

$

25,175

0.59

%

$

3,050,954

 

$

66,518

2.18

%

Resale agreements (1)

 

1,101,434

 

 

21,389

1.94

%

 

969,384

 

 

28,061

2.89

%

AFS debt securities

 

4,023,668

 

 

82,553

2.05

%

 

2,850,476

 

 

67,838

2.38

%

Loans (2)

 

36,799,017

 

 

1,464,382

3.98

%

 

33,373,136

 

 

1,717,415

5.15

%

FHLB and FRB stock

 

79,160

 

 

1,543

1.95

%

 

76,854

 

 

2,468

3.21

%

Total interest-earning assets

 

46,239,709

 

 

1,595,042

3.45

%

 

40,320,804

 

 

1,882,300

4.67

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

528,406

 

 

 

 

471,060

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(577,560

)

 

 

 

(330,125

)

 

 

Other assets

 

2,747,238

 

 

 

 

2,023,146

 

 

 

Total assets

$

48,937,793

 

 

 

$

42,484,885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking deposits

$

5,357,934

 

$

24,213

0.45

%

$

5,244,867

 

$

58,168

1.11

%

Money market deposits

 

9,881,284

 

 

42,720

0.43

%

 

8,220,236

 

 

111,081

1.35

%

Savings deposits

 

2,234,913

 

 

6,398

0.29

%

 

2,118,060

 

 

9,626

0.45

%

Time deposits

 

9,465,608

 

 

111,411

1.18

%

 

9,961,289

 

 

196,927

1.98

%

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

 

108,398

 

 

1,504

1.39

%

 

44,881

 

 

1,763

3.93

%

FHLB advances

 

664,370

 

 

13,792

2.08

%

 

592,257

 

 

16,697

2.82

%

Repurchase agreements (1)

 

350,849

 

 

11,766

3.35

%

 

74,926

 

 

13,582

18.13

%

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

734,921

 

 

6,045

0.82

%

 

152,445

 

 

6,643

4.36

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

28,798,277

 

 

217,849

0.76

%

 

26,408,961

 

 

414,487

1.57

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

 

13,823,152

 

 

 

 

10,502,618

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

1,234,178

 

 

 

 

812,461

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

5,082,186

 

 

 

 

4,760,845

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

48,937,793

 

 

 

$

42,484,885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

2.69

%

 

 

3.10

%

Net interest income and net interest margin

 

$

1,377,193

2.98

%

 

$

1,467,813

3.64

%

Adjusted net interest income and adjusted net interest margin (3)

 

$

1,335,968

2.97

%

 

$

1,467,813

3.64

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Average balances of resale and repurchase agreements have been reported net, pursuant to ASC 210-20-45-11, Balance Sheet Offsetting: Repurchase and Reverse Repurchase Agreements. The weighted-average yields of gross resale agreements were 1.94% and 2.66% for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The weighted-average interest rates of gross repurchase agreements were 3.25% and 4.74% for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

(2)

Includes loans HFS.

(3)

Net interest income and net interest margin have been adjusted for the impact of PPP loans and advances from the PPPLF. See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 15.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED RATIOS

(unaudited)

Table 9

 

 

Three Months Ended (1)

 

December 31, 2020 Basis Point Change

 

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

 

Return on average assets

1.24

%

1.26

%

1.68

%

 

(2

)

bps

(44

)

bps

Adjusted return on average assets (2)

1.22

%

1.26

%

1.67

%

 

(4

)

 

(45

)

 

Return on average equity

12.45

%

12.50

%

15.00

%

 

(5

)

 

(255

)

 

Adjusted return on average equity (2)

12.26

%

12.50

%

14.91

%

 

(24

)

 

(265

)

 

Return on average tangible equity (2)

13.77

%

13.88

%

16.71

%

 

(11

)

 

(294

)

 

Adjusted return on average tangible equity (2)

13.56

%

13.88

%

16.61

%

 

(32

)

 

(305

)

 

Interest rate spread

2.58

%

2.51

%

2.97

%

 

7

 

 

(39

)

 

Net interest margin

2.77

%

2.72

%

3.47

%

 

5

 

 

(70

)

 

Adjusted net interest margin (2)

2.76

%

2.77

%

3.47

%

 

(1

)

 

(71

)

 

Average loan yield

3.68

%

3.60

%

4.91

%

 

8

 

 

(123

)

 

Adjusted average loan yield (2)

3.69

%

3.70

%

4.91

%

 

(1

)

 

(122

)

 

Yield on average interest-earning assets

3.05

%

3.07

%

4.40

%

 

(2

)

 

(135

)

 

Average cost of interest-bearing deposits

0.40

%

0.50

%

1.34

%

 

(10

)

 

(94

)

 

Average cost of deposits

0.25

%

0.33

%

0.94

%

 

(8

)

 

(69

)

 

Average cost of funds

0.30

%

0.38

%

1.02

%

 

(8

)

 

(72

)

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (2)

1.90

%

1.78

%

2.40

%

 

12

 

 

(50

)

 

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (2)

1.26

%

1.22

%

1.47

%

 

4

 

 

(21

)

 

Efficiency ratio

42.90

%

45.58

%

45.20

%

 

(268

)

 

(230

)

 

Adjusted efficiency ratio (2)

39.76

%

40.79

%

38.08

%

 

(103

)

bps

168

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

December 31, 2020 Basis Point Change

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Yr-o-Yr

 

 

 

 

Return on average assets

1.16

%

1.59

%

(43

)

bps

 

 

 

 

Adjusted return on average assets (2)

1.16

%

1.67

%

(51

)

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average equity

11.17

%

14.16

%

(299

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted return on average equity (2)

11.12

%

14.87

%

(375

)

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average tangible equity (2)

12.42

%

15.88

%

(346

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted return on average tangible equity (2)

12.37

%

16.68

%

(431

)

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

2.69

%

3.10

%

(41

)

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest margin

2.98

%

3.64

%

(66

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net interest margin (2)

2.97

%

3.64

%

(67

)

 

 

 

 

 

Average loan yield

3.98

%

5.15

%

(117

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted average loan yield (2)

4.00

%

5.15

%

(115

)

 

 

 

 

 

Yield on average interest-earning assets

3.45

%

4.67

%

(122

)

 

 

 

 

 

Average cost of interest-bearing deposits

0.69

%

1.47

%

(78

)

 

 

 

 

 

Average cost of deposits

0.45

%

1.04

%

(59

)

 

 

 

 

 

Average cost of funds

0.51

%

1.12

%

(61

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (2)

2.00

%

2.46

%

(46

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (2)

1.30

%

1.52

%

(22

)

 

 

 

 

 

Efficiency ratio

44.42

%

44.23

%

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted efficiency ratio (2)

39.30

%

38.14

%

116

 

bps

 

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized except for efficiency ratio.

(2)

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Tables 12, 13, 14 and 15.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES & OFF-BALANCE-SHEET CREDIT EXPOSURES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 10

ASU 2016-13 replaced the incurred loss methodology used in calculating the allowance for loan losses with a current expected credit loss model (“CECL”). The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 using the modified retrospective approach on January 1, 2020. As a result, prior comparative periods have not been adjusted for the CECL model. In addition, ASU 2016-13 introduces the concept of Purchased Credit Deteriorated (“PCD”) financial assets, which replaces purchased credit-impaired (“PCI”) assets. For PCD assets, the initial allowance for loan losses is added to the purchase price and is considered to be part of the PCD loan amortized cost basis, hence, there is no income statement impact on acquisition. This contrasts with PCI loans where allowance for loan losses only reflects losses that are incurred by the Company after the acquisition. The allowance for loan losses is evaluated each quarter and adjusted as necessary by recognizing or reversing loan loss expense. There were no PCD loans during the three months and year ended December 31, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2020

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

Residential Mortgage

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

CRE

 

Multi- Family Residential

 

Construction and Land

 

Single- Family Residential

 

HELOCs

 

Other Consumer

 

Allowance for loan losses, September 30, 2020

 

 

$

389,021

 

 

$

166,810

 

 

$

23,807

 

$

10,401

 

 

$

22,622

 

 

$

3,273

 

 

$

2,318

 

 

$

618,252

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

 

 

15,041

 

 

 

9,415

 

 

 

3,606

 

 

(184

)

 

 

(7,263

)

 

 

(585

)

 

 

(184

)

 

 

19,846

 

Gross charge-offs

 

 

 

(8,759

)

 

 

(12,518

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

(21,282

)

Gross recoveries

 

 

 

2,033

 

 

 

84

 

 

 

160

 

 

22

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

2,463

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

 

(6,726

)

 

 

(12,434

)

 

 

160

 

 

22

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

(18,819

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

704

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

704

 

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2020

 

 

$

398,040

 

 

$

163,791

 

 

$

27,573

 

$

10,239

 

 

$

15,520

 

 

$

2,690

 

 

$

2,130

 

 

$

619,983

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2020

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

Residential Mortgage

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

CRE

 

Multi- Family Residential

 

Construction and Land

 

Single- Family Residential

 

HELOCs

 

Other Consumer

 

Allowance for loan losses, June 30, 2020

 

 

$

380,723

 

 

$

176,040

 

 

$

25,058

 

 

$

18,551

 

 

$

25,314

 

 

$

3,867

 

 

$

2,518

 

 

$

632,071

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

 

 

31,691

 

 

 

(8,301

)

 

 

(1,916

)

 

 

(8,180

)

 

 

(2,692

)

 

 

(637

)

 

 

(76

)

 

 

9,889

 

Gross charge-offs

 

 

 

(25,111

)

 

 

(1,414

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(124

)

 

 

(26,649

)

Gross recoveries

 

 

 

1,218

 

 

 

485

 

 

 

665

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,441

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

 

(23,893

)

 

 

(929

)

 

 

665

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

(124

)

 

 

(24,208

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500

 

Allowance for loan losses, September 30, 2020

 

 

$

389,021

 

 

$

166,810

 

 

$

23,807

 

 

$

10,401

 

 

$

22,622

 

 

$

3,273

 

 

$

2,318

 

 

$

618,252

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

Residential Mortgage

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

CRE

 

Multi- Family Residential

 

Construction and Land

 

Single- Family Residential

 

HELOCs

 

Other Consumer

 

Allowance for loan losses, September 30, 2019

 

 

$

218,869

 

 

$

37,473

 

 

$

20,307

 

 

$

29,171

 

 

$

29,935

 

 

$

5,856

 

 

$

3,965

 

 

$

345,576

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

 

 

30,383

 

 

 

1,782

 

 

 

1,039

 

 

 

(9,780

)

 

 

(1,410

)

 

 

(591

)

 

 

(580

)

 

 

20,843

 

Gross charge-offs

 

 

 

(19,898

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

(19,908

)

Gross recoveries

 

 

 

8,889

 

 

 

1,254

 

 

1,480

 

 

13

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

11,643

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

 

(11,009

)

 

 

1,254

 

 

 

1,480

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

(8,265

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

133

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

133

 

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2019

 

 

$

238,376

 

 

$

40,509

 

 

$

22,826

 

 

$

19,404

 

 

$

28,527

 

 

$

5,265

 

 

$

3,380

 

 

$

358,287

 

 

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES & OFF-BALANCE-SHEET CREDIT EXPOSURES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 10 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31, 2020

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

Residential Mortgage

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

CRE

 

Multi- Family Residential

 

Construction and Land

 

Single- Family Residential

 

HELOCs

 

Other Consumer

 

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2019

 

 

$

238,376

 

 

$

40,509

 

 

$

22,826

 

 

$

19,404

 

 

$

28,527

 

 

$

5,265

 

 

$

3,380

 

 

$

358,287

 

Impact of ASU 2016-13 adoption

 

 

 

74,237

 

 

 

72,169

 

 

 

(8,112

)

 

 

(9,889

)

 

 

(3,670

)

 

 

(1,798

)

 

 

2,221

 

 

 

125,158

 

Allowance for loan losses, January 1, 2020

 

 

$

312,613

 

 

$

112,678

 

 

$

14,714

 

 

$

9,515

 

 

$

24,857

 

 

$

3,467

 

 

$

5,601

 

 

$

483,445

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

 

 

145,212

 

 

 

55,864

 

 

 

10,879

 

 

 

644

 

 

 

(9,922

)

 

 

(605

)

 

 

(3,381

)

 

 

198,691

 

Gross charge-offs

 

 

 

(66,225

)

 

 

(15,206

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(221

)

 

 

(185

)

 

 

(81,837

)

Gross recoveries

 

 

 

5,428

 

 

 

10,455

 

 

 

1,980

 

 

 

80

 

 

 

585

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

18,672

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

 

(60,797

)

 

 

(4,751

)

 

 

1,980

 

 

 

80

 

 

 

585

 

 

 

(172

)

 

 

(90

)

 

 

(63,165

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

1,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,012

 

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2020

 

 

$

398,040

 

 

$

163,791

 

 

$

27,573

 

 

$

10,239

 

 

$

15,520

 

 

$

2,690

 

 

$

2,130

 

 

$

619,983

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31, 2019

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

Residential Mortgage

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

CRE

 

Multi- Family Residential

 

Construction and Land

 

Single- Family Residential

 

HELOCs

 

Other Consumer

 

Allowance for loan losses, December 31. 2018

 

 

$

189,117

 

 

$

40,666

 

 

$

19,885

 

$

20,290

 

 

$

31,340

 

 

$

5,774

 

 

$

4,250

 

 

$

311,322

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

 

 

109,068

 

 

 

(4,345

)

 

 

1,085

 

 

(1,422

)

 

 

(2,938

)

 

 

(516

)

 

 

(839

)

 

 

100,093

 

Gross charge-offs

 

 

 

(73,985

)

 

 

(1,021

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

 

 

(50

)

 

 

(75,067

)

Gross recoveries

 

 

 

14,501

 

 

 

5,209

 

 

 

1,856

 

 

536

 

 

 

136

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

22,264

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

 

(59,484

)

 

 

4,188

 

 

 

1,856

 

 

536

 

 

 

125

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

(31

)

 

 

(52,803

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

(325

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(325

)

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2019

 

 

$

238,376

 

 

$

40,509

 

 

$

22,826

 

$

19,404

 

 

$

28,527

 

 

$

5,265

 

 

$

3,380

 

 

$

358,287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

September 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Unfunded Credit Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for unfunded credit commitments, beginning of period (1)

 

 

$

29,083

 

 

$

28,972

 

 

$

13,424

 

 

$

11,158

 

 

$

12,566

 

Impact of ASU 2016-13 adoption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,457

 

 

 

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on unfunded credit commitments

(b)

 

 

4,494

 

 

111

 

 

(2,266

)

 

 

11,962

 

 

(1,408

)

Allowance for unfunded credit commitments, end of period (1)

 

 

$

33,577

 

 

$

29,083

 

 

$

11,158

 

 

$

33,577

 

 

$

11,158

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for credit losses

(a)+(b)

$

24,340

 

 

$

10,000

 

 

$

18,577

 

 

$

210,653

 

 

$

98,685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Included in Accrued expense and other liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CREDIT QUALITY

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 11

The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 using the modified retrospective approach on January 1, 2020. As a result, prior comparative periods have not been adjusted. PCI loans prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-13 were classified as PCD loans as of January 1, 2020. Nonaccrual loans as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020 include all loans that are 90 or more days past due, unless the loan is well-collateralized and in the process of collection. Nonaccrual loans presented as of December 31, 2019 include only non-PCI nonaccrual loans.

 

Nonperforming Assets

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

 

Total Nonaccrual loans

Total Nonaccrual loans

Non-PCI Nonaccrual Loans

Commercial:

 

 

 

C&I

$

133,939

 

$

145,986

 

$

74,835

 

CRE:

 

 

 

CRE

 

46,546

 

 

55,996

 

 

16,441

 

Multifamily residential

 

3,668

 

 

3,728

 

 

819

 

Total CRE

 

50,214

 

 

59,724

 

 

17,260

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

Residential mortgage:

 

 

 

Single-family residential

 

16,814

 

 

15,894

 

 

14,865

 

HELOCs

 

11,696

 

 

12,395

 

 

10,742

 

Total residential mortgage

 

28,510

 

 

28,289

 

 

25,607

 

Other consumer

 

2,491

 

 

2,495

 

 

2,517

 

Total nonaccrual loans

 

215,154

 

 

236,494

 

 

120,219

 

Other real estate owned, net

 

15,824

 

 

19,504

 

 

125

 

Other nonperforming assets

 

3,890

 

 

3,890

 

 

1,167

 

Total nonperforming assets

$

234,868

 

$

259,888

 

$

121,511

 

 

 

 

Credit Quality Ratios

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

Nonperforming assets to total assets

 

0.45

%

 

0.52

%

 

0.27

%

Nonaccrual loans to loans HFI

 

0.56

%

 

0.63

%

 

0.35

%

Allowance for loan losses to loans HFI

 

1.61

%

 

1.65

%

 

1.03

%

Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual loans

 

288.16

%

 

261.42

%

 

298.03

%

Annualized quarterly net charge-offs to average loans HFI

 

0.20

%

 

0.26

%

 

0.10

%

Annual net charge-offs to average loans HFI

 

0.17

%

 

N/A

 

 

0.16

%

 

N/A - Not applicable

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

($ and shares in thousands, except for per share data)

(unaudited)

Table 12

During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company recorded $10.7 million in pre-tax recovery and $5.1 million in uncertain tax position related to the Company’s investment in DC Solar. In addition, the Company recorded a $7.0 million pre-tax impairment charge, reversed $30.1 million of certain previously claimed tax credits and recorded a $1.6 million in pre-tax recovery related to DC Solar during the first, second and fourth quarters of 2019, respectively. Management believes that presenting the computations of the adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per common share, adjusted return on average assets and adjusted return on average equity that adjust for the above discussed non-recurring items provide clarity to financial statement users regarding the ongoing performance of the Company and allows comparability to prior periods.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

September 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Net income

 

(a)

 

$

164,084

 

 

$

159,537

 

 

$

188,215

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Recoveries (2)

 

 

 

 

(10,739

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,583

)

Tax effect of recoveries (3)

 

 

 

 

3,047

 

 

 

 

 

 

468

 

Add: Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

5,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

 

(b)

 

$

161,519

 

 

$

159,537

 

 

$

187,100

 

Diluted weighted-average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

142,529

 

 

 

142,043

 

 

 

146,318

 

Diluted EPS

 

 

 

$

1.15

 

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

1.29

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recoveries, net of tax

 

 

 

 

(0.06

)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.01

)

Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted diluted EPS

 

 

 

$

1.13

 

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

1.28

 

Average total assets

 

(c)

 

$

52,466,325

 

 

$

50,247,259

 

 

$

44,471,242

 

Average stockholders’ equity

 

(d)

 

$

5,243,203

 

 

$

5,079,351

 

 

$

4,977,759

 

Return on average assets (1)

 

(a)/(c)

 

 

1.24

%

 

 

1.26

%

 

 

1.68

%

Adjusted return on average assets (1)

 

(b)/(c)

 

 

1.22

%

 

 

1.26

%

 

 

1.67

%

Return on average equity (1)

 

(a)/(d)

 

 

12.45

%

 

 

12.50

%

 

 

15.00

%

Adjusted return on average equity (1)

 

(b)/(d)

 

 

12.26

%

 

 

12.50

%

 

 

14.91

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Net income

 

(e)

 

$

567,797

 

 

$

674,035

 

 

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add: Impairment charge (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,978

 

 

 

Less: Recoveries (2)

 

 

 

 

(10,739

)

 

 

(1,583

)

 

 

Tax effect of adjustments (3)

 

 

 

 

3,047

 

 

 

(1,595

)

 

 

Add: Reversal of certain previously claimed tax credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30,104

 

 

 

Add: Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

5,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

 

(f)

 

$

565,232

 

 

$

707,939

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

142,991

 

 

 

146,179

 

 

 

Diluted EPS

 

 

 

$

3.97

 

 

$

4.61

 

 

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment charge, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

Recoveries, net of tax

 

 

 

 

(0.06

)

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

Reversal of certain previously claimed tax credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.21

 

 

 

Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted diluted EPS

 

 

 

$

3.95

 

 

$

4.84

 

 

 

Average total assets

 

(g)

 

$

48,937,793

 

 

$

42,484,885

 

 

 

Average stockholders’ equity

 

(h)

 

$

5,082,186

 

 

$

4,760,845

 

 

 

Return on average assets

 

(e)/(g)

 

 

1.16

%

 

 

1.59

%

 

 

Adjusted return on average assets

 

(f)/(g)

 

 

1.16

%

 

 

1.67

%

 

 

Return on average equity

 

(e)/(h)

 

 

11.17

%

 

 

14.16

%

 

 

Adjusted return on average equity

 

(f)/(h)

 

 

11.12

%

 

 

14.87

%

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized.

(2)

Included in Amortization of tax credit and other investments on the Consolidated Statement of Income.

(3)

Applied statutory tax rates of 28.37% and 29.56% for both the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 13

Adjusted efficiency ratio represents adjusted noninterest expense divided by revenue. Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio represents revenue less adjusted noninterest expense, divided by average total assets. Adjusted noninterest expense excludes the amortization of tax credit and other investments, the amortization of core deposit intangibles, and the extinguishment cost on repurchase agreements. Management believes that the measures and ratios presented below provide clarity to financial statement users regarding the ongoing performance of the Company and allow comparability to prior periods.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

September 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

 

(a)

 

$

346,581

 

 

$

324,130

 

 

$

368,219

 

Total noninterest income (1)

 

 

 

 

69,832

 

 

 

54,503

 

 

 

65,797

 

Total revenue

 

(b)

 

$

416,413

 

 

$

378,633

 

 

$

434,016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense (1)

 

(c)

 

$

178,651

 

 

$

172,573

 

 

$

196,157

 

Less: Amortization of tax credit and other investments (1)

 

 

 

 

(12,263

)

 

 

(17,209

)

 

 

(29,822

)

Amortization of core deposit intangibles

 

 

 

 

(823

)

 

 

(927

)

 

 

(1,044

)

Adjusted noninterest expense

 

(d)

 

$

165,565

 

 

$

154,437

 

 

$

165,291

 

Efficiency ratio

 

(c)/(b)

 

 

42.90

%

 

 

45.58

%

 

 

45.20

%

Adjusted efficiency ratio

 

(d)/(b)

 

 

39.76

%

 

 

40.79

%

 

 

38.08

%

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income

 

(b)-(d) = (e)

 

$

250,848

 

 

$

224,196

 

 

$

268,725

 

Average total assets

 

(f)

 

$

52,466,325

 

 

$

50,247,259

 

 

$

44,471,242

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (2)

 

(e)/(f)

 

 

1.90

%

 

 

1.78

%

 

 

2.40

%

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (2)

 

(d)/(f)

 

 

1.26

%

 

 

1.22

%

 

 

1.47

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

 

(g)

 

$

1,377,193

 

 

$

1,467,813

 

 

 

Total noninterest income (1)

 

 

 

 

235,547

 

 

 

222,245

 

 

 

Total revenue

 

(h)

 

 

1,612,740

 

 

 

1,690,058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense (1)

 

(i)

 

$

716,322

 

 

$

747,456

 

 

 

Less: Amortization of tax credit and other investments (1)

 

 

 

 

(70,082

)

 

 

(98,383

)

 

 

Amortization of core deposit intangibles

 

 

 

 

(3,634

)

 

 

(4,518

)

 

 

Repurchase agreements’ extinguishment cost

 

 

 

 

(8,740

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted noninterest expense

 

(j)

 

$

633,866

 

 

$

644,555

 

 

 

Efficiency ratio

 

(i)/(h)

 

 

44.42

%

 

 

44.23

%

 

 

Adjusted efficiency ratio

 

(j)/(h)

 

 

39.30

%

 

 

38.14

%

 

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income

 

(h)-(j) = (k)

 

$

978,874

 

 

$

1,045,503

 

 

 

Average total assets

 

(l)

 

$

48,937,793

 

 

$

42,484,885

 

 

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio

 

(k)/(l)

 

 

2.00

%

 

 

2.46

%

 

 

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets

 

(j)/(l)

 

 

1.30

%

 

 

1.52

%

 

 

 

(1)

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company reclassified certain income/losses from equity-method investments from Amortization of tax credit and other investments to Other investment income, with no effect on net income. Prior-period amounts have been revised to conform with the current presentation.

(2)

Annualized.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to provide supplemental information regarding the Company’s performance. Tangible equity and tangible equity to tangible assets ratio are non-GAAP financial measures. Tangible equity and tangible assets represent stockholders’ equity and total assets, respectively, which have been reduced by goodwill and other intangible assets. Given that the use of such measures and ratios is more prevalent in the banking industry, and such measures and ratios are used by banking regulators and analysts, the Company has included them below for discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

September 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Stockholders’ equity

 

(a)

 

$

5,269,175

 

 

$

5,126,106

 

 

$

5,017,617

 

Less: Goodwill

 

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

Other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

 

(11,899

)

 

 

(12,369

)

 

 

(16,079

)

Tangible equity

 

(b)

 

$

4,791,579

 

 

$

4,648,040

 

 

$

4,535,841

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

(c)

 

$

52,156,913

 

 

$

50,371,477

 

 

$

44,196,096

 

Less: Goodwill

 

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

Other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

 

(11,899

)

 

 

(12,369

)

 

 

(16,079

)

Tangible assets

 

(d)

 

$

51,679,317

 

 

$

49,893,411

 

 

$

43,714,320

 

Total stockholders’ equity to total assets ratio

 

(a)/(c)

 

 

10.10

%

 

 

10.18

%

 

 

11.35

%

Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio

 

(b)/(d)

 

 

9.27

%

 

 

9.32

%

 

 

10.38

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted return on average tangible equity represents adjusted tangible net income divided by average tangible equity. Adjusted tangible net income excludes the after-tax impacts of the amortization of core deposit intangibles and mortgage servicing assets, impairment charge, recoveries, uncertain tax position and the reversal of certain previously claimed tax credits related to DC Solar (where applicable). Given that the use of such measures and ratios is more prevalent in the banking industry, and such measures and ratios are used by banking regulators and analysts, the Company has included them below for discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

September 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Net Income

 

 

 

$

164,084

 

 

$

159,537

 

 

$

188,215

 

 

$

567,797

 

 

$

674,035

 

Add: Amortization of core deposit intangibles

 

 

 

 

823

 

 

 

927

 

 

 

1,044

 

 

 

3,634

 

 

 

4,518

 

Amortization of mortgage servicing assets

 

 

 

 

428

 

 

 

450

 

 

 

567

 

 

 

1,920

 

 

 

2,738

 

Tax effect of amortization adjustments (2)

 

 

 

 

(355

)

 

 

(390

)

 

 

(476

)

 

 

(1,575

)

 

 

(2,145

)

Tangible net income

 

(e)

 

$

164,980

 

 

$

160,524

 

 

$

189,350

 

 

$

571,776

 

 

$

679,146

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add: Impairment charge (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,978

 

Less: Recoveries (3)

 

 

 

 

(10,739

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,583

)

 

 

(10,739

)

 

 

(1,583

)

Tax effects of adjustments (2)

 

 

 

 

3,047

 

 

 

 

 

 

468

 

 

 

3,047

 

 

 

(1,595

)

Add: Reversal of certain previously claimed tax credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30,104

 

Add: Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

5,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,127

 

 

 

 

Adjusted tangible net income

 

(f)

 

$

162,415

 

 

$

160,524

 

 

$

188,235

 

 

$

569,211

 

 

$

713,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

$

5,243,203

 

 

$

5,079,351

 

 

$

4,977,759

 

 

$

5,082,186

 

 

$

4,760,845

 

Less: Average goodwill

 

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,663

)

Average other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

 

(12,182

)

 

 

(13,083

)

 

 

(16,793

)

 

 

(13,769

)

 

 

(19,340

)

Average tangible equity

 

(g)

 

$

4,765,324

 

 

$

4,600,571

 

 

$

4,495,269

 

 

$

4,602,720

 

 

$

4,275,842

 

Return on average tangible equity

 

(e)/(g)

 

 

13.77

%

(4)

 

13.88

%

(4)

 

16.71

%

(4)

 

12.42

%

 

 

15.88

%

Adjusted return on average tangible equity

 

(f)/(g)

 

 

13.56

%

(4)

 

13.88

%

(4)

 

16.61

%

(4)

 

12.37

%

 

 

16.68

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Includes core deposit intangibles and mortgage servicing assets.

(2)

Applied statutory tax rates of 28.37% and 29.56% for both the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and 28.35% for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

(3)

Included in Amortization of tax credit and other investments on the Consolidated Statement of Income.

(4)

Annualized.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 15

In April 2020, the Company started accepting applications under the PPP administered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and began to originate loans to qualified small businesses. These loans are included in the Company’s C&I portfolio, have an interest rate of one percent, and are 100% guaranteed by the SBA. As of December 31, 2020, the majority of the Company’s PPP loans have a contractual term of two years. The SBA pays the Company fees for processing PPP loans in the following amounts: (i) five percent for loans of not more than $350,000; (ii) three percent for loans of more than $350,000 and less than $2,000,000; and (iii) one percent for loans of at least $2,000,000. Loan processing fees paid to the Company from the SBA are accounted for as loan origination fees, where net deferred fees are recognized on a straight line basis over the estimated life of the loan as a yield adjustment on the loans. If a loan is paid off or forgiven by the SBA prior to its projected estimated life, the remaining unamortized deferred fees will be recognized as interest income in that period. The Company drew down $1.44 billion from the PPPLF during the second quarter of 2020. The remaining balance of $1.43 billion as of September 2020 was repaid in full during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Adjusted loan yield for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 excludes the impact of PPP loans. Adjusted net interest margin for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 excludes the impact of PPP loans and advances from the PPPLF. Management believes that presenting the adjusted average loan yield and adjusted net interest margin provides comparability to prior periods and these non-GAAP financial measures provide supplemental information regarding the Company’s performance.

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

Yield on Average Loans

 

December 31, 2020

 

September 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Interest income on loans

 

(a)

 

$

348,578

 

 

$

336,542

 

 

$

425,773

 

 

$

1,464,382

 

 

$

1,717,415

 

Less: Interest income on PPP loans

 

 

 

 

(14,204

)

 

 

(7,778

)

 

 

 

 

 

(43,271

)

 

 

 

Adjusted interest income on loans

 

(b)

 

$

334,374

 

 

$

328,764

 

 

$

425,773

 

 

$

1,421,111

 

 

$

1,717,415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average loans

 

(c)

 

$

37,725,725

 

 

$

37,160,445

 

 

$

34,410,010

 

 

$

36,799,017

 

 

$

33,373,136

 

Less: Average PPP loans

 

 

 

 

(1,704,608

)

 

 

(1,764,411

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,236,246

)

 

 

 

Adjusted average loans

 

(d)

 

$

36,021,117

 

 

$

35,396,034

 

 

$

34,410,010

 

 

$

35,562,771

 

 

$

33,373,136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average loan yield

 

(a)/(c)

 

 

3.68

%

(1)

 

3.60

%

(1)

 

4.91

%

(1)

 

3.98

%

 

 

5.15

%

Adjusted average loan yield

 

(b)/(d)

 

 

3.69

%

(1)

 

3.70

%

(1)

 

4.91

%

(1)

 

4.00

%

 

 

5.15

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Interest Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income

 

(e)

 

$

346,581

 

 

$

324,130

 

 

$

368,219

 

 

$

1,377,193

 

 

$

1,467,813

 

Less: Interest income on PPP loans

 

 

 

 

(14,204

)

 

 

(7,778

)

 

 

 

 

 

(43,271

)

 

 

 

Add: Interest expense on advances from the PPPLF

 

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

1,259

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,046

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net interest income

 

(f)

 

$

332,701

 

 

$

317,611

 

 

$

368,219

 

 

$

1,335,968

 

 

$

1,467,813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average interest-earning assets

 

(g)

 

$

49,703,349

 

 

$

47,428,586

 

 

$

42,114,123

 

 

$

46,239,709

 

 

$

40,320,804

 

Less: Average PPP loans

 

 

 

 

(1,704,608

)

 

 

(1,764,411

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,236,246

)

 

 

 

Adjusted average interest-earning assets

 

(h)

 

$

47,998,741

 

 

$

45,664,175

 

 

$

42,114,123

 

 

$

45,003,463

 

 

$

40,320,804

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest margin

 

(e)/(g)

 

 

2.77

%

(1)

 

2.72

%

(1)

 

3.47

%

(1)

 

2.98

%

 

 

3.64

%

Adjusted net interest margin

 

(f)/(h)

 

 

2.76

%

(1)

 

2.77

%

(1)

 

3.47

%

(1)

 

2.97

%

 

 

3.64

%

 

(1)

Annualized.

 

FOR INVESTOR INQUIRIES, CONTACT: Irene Oh Chief Financial Officer T: (626) 768-6360 E: irene.oh@eastwestbank.com

Julianna Balicka Director of Strategy and Corporate Development T: (626) 768-6985 E: julianna.balicka@eastwestbank.com

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