East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2021. Net income for the first quarter of 2021 was $205.0 million, or $1.44 per diluted share. First quarter 2021 return on average assets was 1.50% and return on average equity was 15.6%.

“East West had a strong start to 2021. In the first quarter, our loans and deposits grew at a robust pace, our revenue and profitability expanded, and credit quality was stable, resulting in net income growth of 25% from the fourth quarter of 2020,” stated Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. “As of March 31, 2021, our total loans reached a record $39.6 billion, growing by 13% annualized from December 31, 2020, and our total deposits reached a record $49.5 billion, growing by 42% annualized during the same period.”

“Quarter-over-quarter, our revenue grew 10% annualized and our expenses were well-managed, resulting in an adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income growth of 17% annualized,” continued Ng. “Due to an improved macroeconomic outlook and stable asset quality, we did not record a provision for credit losses in the first quarter of 2021. Our solid financial performance for the first quarter resulted in a return on average tangible equity of 17.2%.”

“Based on the loan production and deposit growth year-to-date, we are optimistic about our growth trajectory for the full year. We are sanguine about our asset quality outlook, supported by the strength and resilience of our customers and the continued economic recovery,” concluded Ng. “With our strong balance sheet, we are very well positioned to support our customers in their growth and expansion plans as the economy reopens and rebounds.”

BALANCE SHEET

  • Record Assets – Total assets reached $56.9 billion as of March 31, 2021, up by $4.7 billion, or 37% annualized, from $52.2 billion as of December 31, 2020. First quarter 2021 average interest-earning assets of $52.9 billion grew by $3.1 billion, or 26% linked quarter annualized. The growth in average interest-earning assets largely consisted of a $1.4 billion increase in average available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities, a $1.0 billion increase in average loans, a $507.8 million increase in interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks, and a $204.1 million increase in average assets purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”). On an end-of-period basis, AFS debt securities increased by $2.2 billion and resale agreements increased by $700.0 million between March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020.
  • Record Loans – Total loans reached $39.6 billion as of March 31, 2021, up by $1.2 billion, or 13% annualized, from $38.4 billion as of December 31, 2020. Excluding Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans of $2.1 billion as of March 31, 2021, total loans grew by $691.3 million, or 8% linked quarter annualized. During the first quarter of 2021, the Company funded 5,075 new PPP loans totaling $828.2 million. First quarter 2021 average loans of $38.7 billion grew by $1.0 billion, or 11% linked quarter annualized. The strong loan growth during the quarter was broad-based, with the strongest growth from residential mortgage, which increased by $432.5 million, or 18% linked quarter annualized. Excluding PPP loans, average loans grew by 9% annualized from the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Record Deposits – Total deposits reached $49.5 billion as of March 31, 2021, up by $4.7 billion, or 42% annualized, from $44.9 billion as of December 31, 2020. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits reached a record $18.9 billion as of March 31, 2021, up by $2.6 billion, or 65% annualized, from $16.3 billion as of December 31, 2020. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits made up 38% of total deposits as of March 31, 2021, up from 36% as of December 31, 2020. First quarter 2021 average deposits of $47.8 billion grew by $3.4 billion, or 31% linked quarter annualized. Growth in the first quarter was across all deposit categories, led by noninterest-bearing demand deposits, which increased by $1.8 billion, or 44% linked quarter annualized.
  • Capital Levels – Capital levels for East West are strong. As of March 31, 2021, stockholders’ equity was $5.3 billion, or $37.26 per common share, and tangible equity1 per common share was $33.90. As of March 31, 2021, the tangible equity to tangible assets ratio1 was 8.53%, the common equity tier 1 (“CET1”) capital ratio was 12.7%, and the total risk-based capital ratio was 14.3%.

OPERATING RESULTS

First Quarter Earnings – First quarter 2021 net income was $205.0 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, an increase of 25% from $164.1 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fourth quarter 2020 earnings included items related to DC Solar tax credit investments, which added $2.6 million, or two cents per diluted share to earnings. Excluding these items, first quarter 2021 net income increased 27% from fourth quarter adjusted net income2 of $161.5 million, or $1.13 per diluted share2.

First Quarter 2021 Compared to Fourth Quarter 2020

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin Net interest income (“NII”) totaled $353.7 million, an increase of 2% (or 8% annualized) from $346.6 million. Net interest margin (“NIM”) of 2.71% decreased by six basis points from 2.77%.

  • Excluding the impact of PPP loans, adjusted NII3 totaled $338.7 million, an increase of 2% (or 7% annualized) from $332.7 million. Adjusted NIM3 of 2.70% compressed by six basis points from 2.76%. NII earned on PPP loans contributed $15.0 million to NII in the first quarter, compared with $13.9 million in the fourth quarter.
  • NII growth reflected decreased interest expense, due to a lower average cost of deposits, and higher interest income from AFS debt securities, due to volume, partially offset by lower interest income from loans, due to a decrease in the average loan yield.
  • Average loan yield of 3.58% contracted by 10 basis points from 3.68%, reflecting the impact of lower interest rates on loans, and origination activity in a low interest rate environment.
  • The average cost of deposits of 0.18% decreased by seven basis points from 0.25%. The average cost of interest-bearing deposits of 0.30% decreased by 10 basis points from 0.40%. The decrease in the cost of deposits primarily reflects continued downward repricing of time deposits to market rates.

Noninterest Income Noninterest income totaled $ 72.9 million, an increase of 4% (or 18% annualized) from $ 69.8 million. The quarter-over-quarter change reflects growth in foreign exchange income, wealth management and deposit account fees, and a favorable change in the credit valuation adjustment of interest rate contracts. This was partially offset by a decline in interest rate contract revenue, lower gains on sales of loans, lower other investment income and a decrease in other income. Fourth quarter 2020 noninterest income included $3.4 million in gains on sales of bank premises and other assets, included in other income.

Noninterest Expense Noninterest expense totaled $191.1 million. First quarter noninterest expense consisted of $165.0 million of adjusted noninterest expense4, $25.4 million in amortization of tax credit and other investments, and $0.7 million in amortization of core deposit intangibles.

  • Adjusted noninterest expense of $165.0 million decreased by $0.6 million from $165.6 million in the fourth quarter. Reductions in overall operating expenses more than offset increased compensation and employee benefits expense, which is typically higher in the first quarter due to payroll taxes and related expenses.
  • Amortization of tax credit and other investments totaled $25.4 million, an increase from $12.3 million in the fourth 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 38.7% in the first quarter, an improvement from 39.8% in the fourth quarter.

TAX RELATED ITEMS First quarter 2021 income tax expense was $30.5 million and the effective tax rate was 13%, compared with income tax expense of $49.3 million and an effective tax rate of 23% for the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • First quarter 2021 income tax expense and effective tax rate reflect the benefit of a higher amount of tax credit investments, compared with the fourth 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.

ASSET QUALITY The allowance for loan losses (“ALLL”) totaled $607.5 million, or 1.53% of loans held-for-investment (“HFI”), as of March 31, 2021, compared with $620.0 million, or 1.61% of loans HFI, as of December 31, 2020.

  • During the first quarter of 2021, we recorded no provision for credit losses, compared with a provision of $24.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Quarter-over-quarter, the ALLL decreased by $12.5 million, and the ALLL coverage ratio of loans HFI decreased by 8 basis points. The change in the ALLL largely reflects an improved macroeconomic forecast.
  • First quarter 2021 net charge-offs were $13.4 million, or annualized 0.14% of average loans HFI, a decrease from $18.8 million, or annualized 0.20% of average loans HFI for the fourth quarter of 2020. The quarter-over-quarter improvement primarily reflects a decrease in commercial real estate charge-offs.
  • As of March 31, 2021, criticized loans totaled $1,216.9 million, or 3.07% of loans HFI, compared with $1,217.4 million, or 3.17% of loans HFI, as of December 31, 2020. Quarter-over-quarter, special mention loans decreased to $504.2 million as of March 31, 2021, from $564.6 million as of December 31, 2020. Classified loans increased to $712.7 million as of March 31, 2021, from $652.9 million as of December 31, 2020.
  • Nonperforming assets were $258.1 million, or 0.45% of total assets, as of March 31, 2021, compared with $234.9 million, or 0.45% of total assets, as of December 31, 2020.
____________________

1

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 12.

2

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 10.

3

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 13.

4

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 11.

 

CAPITAL STRENGTH

Capital levels for East West are strong. The following table presents the regulatory capital ratios as of March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020, and March 31, 2020.

EWBC Regulatory Capital Metrics

Basel III

 

($ in millions)

March 31, 2021 (a)

 

December 31, 2020 (a)

 

March 31, 2020 (a)

 

Minimum Capital Ratio

 

Well Capitalized Ratio

 

Minimum Capital Ratio + Conservation Buffer (b)

Risk-Based Capital Ratios:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CET1 capital ratio

12.7

%

12.7

%

12.4

%

4.5

%

6.5

%

7.0

%

Tier 1 capital ratio

12.7

%

12.7

%

12.4

%

6.0

%

8.0

%

8.5

%

Total capital ratio

14.3

%

14.3

%

13.9

%

8.0

%

10.0

%

10.5

%

Leverage ratio

9.1

%

9.4

%

10.2

%

4.0

%

5.0

%

4.0

%

Risk-Weighted Assets (“RWA”) (c)

$

39,572

 

$

38,406

 

$

36,548

 

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 March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020 regulatory capital ratios. The Company’s March 31, 2021 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 second quarter 2021 dividends for the Company’s common stock. The common stock cash dividend of $0.33 per share is payable on May 17, 2021, to shareholders of record on May 3, 2021.

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, or 4.5 million shares, of common stock under this authorization during the first quarter. East West did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of 2021 under this authorization.

Conference Call

East West will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2021 earnings with the public on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET. The public and investment community are invited to listen as management discusses first quarter 2021 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 April 22, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time through May 22, 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: 10153738.

About East West

East West Bancorp, Inc. is a public company with total assets of $56.9 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 in China. The Company’s markets in the United States include California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In 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) contain certain forward-looking information about us that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, the Company may make forward-looking statements in other documents that it files with, or furnishes to, the SEC and management may make forward-looking statements to analysts, investors, representatives of media and others. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond the Company’s control, particularly with regard to developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These statements relate to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and/or business. They usually can be identified by the use of forward-looking language, such as “likely result in,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “intends to,” “assumes,” “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. You should not place undue reliance on these statements, as they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in the documents incorporated by reference. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind these risks and uncertainties, as well as any cautionary statements the Company may make. Moreover, you should treat these statements as speaking only as of the date they are made and based only on information then actually known to the Company.

There are a number of important factors that could cause future results to differ materially from historical performance and these forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences, some of which are beyond the Company’s 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, customers, and 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 such a pandemic, which may precipitate or exacerbate one or more of the below-mentioned 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, efforts of the Federal Reserve 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; the soundness of other financial institutions; 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”) being 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 pay dividends and repurchase common stock and to receive dividends from its subsidiaries; any future strategic acquisitions or divestitures; changes in the equity and debt securities markets; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; impact of climate change, social and sustainability concerns; 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 allowance for credit losses on securities held in the Company’s 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, terrorism or other events that may directly or indirectly result in a negative impact on the Company’s financial performance. Given the ongoing and dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 2020 Form 10-K 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2021 % or Basis Point Change

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

$

582,270

 

 

$

592,117

 

 

$

427,415

 

 

(1.7

)%

 

36.2

%

 

Interest-bearing cash with banks

 

4,036,863

 

 

3,425,854

 

 

2,652,627

 

 

17.8

 

 

52.2

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

4,619,133

 

 

4,017,971

 

 

3,080,042

 

 

15.0

 

 

50.0

 

 

Interest-bearing deposits with banks

 

741,923

 

 

809,728

 

 

293,509

 

 

(8.4

)

 

152.8

 

 

Assets purchased under resale agreements (“resale agreements”)

 

2,160,038

 

 

1,460,000

 

 

860,000

 

 

47.9

 

 

151.2

 

 

Available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities (amortized cost of $7,904,546, $5,470,523 and $3,660,413)

 

7,789,213

 

 

5,544,658

 

 

3,695,943

 

 

40.5

 

 

110.8

 

 

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

 

83,250

 

 

83,046

 

 

78,745

 

 

0.2

 

 

5.7

 

 

Loans held-for-sale (“HFS”)

 

 

 

1,788

 

 

1,594

 

 

(100.0

)

 

(100.0

)

 

Loans held-for-investment (''HFI'') (net of allowance for loan losses of $607,506, $619,983 and $557,003)

 

38,981,242

 

 

37,770,972

 

 

35,336,390

 

 

3.2

 

 

10.3

 

 

Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, net

 

284,862

 

 

213,555

 

 

198,653

 

 

33.4

 

 

43.4

 

 

Investments in tax credit and other investments, net

 

361,438

 

 

266,525

 

 

268,330

 

 

35.6

 

 

34.7

 

 

Goodwill

 

465,697

 

 

465,697

 

 

465,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

94,483

 

 

95,460

 

 

101,381

 

 

(1.0

)

 

(6.8

)

 

Other assets

 

1,292,867

 

 

1,427,513

 

 

1,568,261

 

 

(9.4

)

 

(17.6

)

 

Total assets

 

$

56,874,146

 

 

$

52,156,913

 

 

$

45,948,545

 

 

9.0

%

 

23.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits

 

$

49,547,136

 

 

$

44,862,752

 

 

$

38,686,958

 

 

10.4

%

 

28.1

%

 

Short-term borrowings

 

 

 

21,009

 

 

66,924

 

 

(100.0

)

 

(100.0

)

 

FHLB advances

 

653,035

 

 

652,612

 

 

646,336

 

 

0.1

 

 

1.0

 

 

Assets sold under repurchase agreements (“repurchase agreements”)

 

300,000

 

 

300,000

 

 

450,000

 

 

 

 

(33.3

)

 

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

152,195

 

 

151,739

 

 

152,162

 

 

0.3

 

 

0.0

 

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

101,828

 

 

102,830

 

 

109,356

 

 

(1.0

)

 

(6.9

)

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

834,925

 

 

796,796

 

 

933,824

 

 

4.8

 

 

(10.6

)

 

Total liabilities

 

51,589,119

 

 

46,887,738

 

 

41,045,560

 

 

10.0

 

 

25.7

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

5,285,027

 

 

5,269,175

 

 

4,902,985

 

 

0.3

 

 

7.8

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

56,874,146

 

 

$

52,156,913

 

 

$

45,948,545

 

 

9.0

%

 

23.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

 

$

37.26

 

 

$

37.22

 

 

$

34.67

 

 

0.1

%

 

7.5

%

 

Tangible equity (1) per common share

 

$

33.90

 

 

$

33.85

 

 

$

31.27

 

 

0.1

 

 

8.4

 

 

Number of common shares at period-end

 

141,843

 

 

141,565

 

 

141,435

 

 

0.2

 

 

0.3

 

 

Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio (1)

 

8.53

%

 

9.27

%

 

9.73

%

 

(74

)

bps

(120

)

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 12.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

TOTAL LOANS AND DEPOSITS DETAIL

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2021 % Change

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial and industrial (“C&I”) (1)

 

$

14,081,110

 

 

$

13,631,726

 

 

$

12,590,764

 

 

3.3

%

 

11.8

%

Commercial real estate (“CRE”):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

11,563,034

 

 

11,174,611

 

 

10,682,242

 

 

3.5

 

 

8.2

 

Multifamily residential

 

3,066,515

 

 

3,033,998

 

 

2,902,601

 

 

1.1

 

 

5.6

 

Construction and land

 

459,254

 

 

599,692

 

 

606,209

 

 

(23.4

)

 

(24.2

)

Total CRE

 

15,088,803

 

 

14,808,301

 

 

14,191,052

 

 

1.9

 

 

6.3

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-family residential

 

8,524,287

 

 

8,185,953

 

 

7,403,723

 

 

4.1

 

 

15.1

 

Home equity lines of credit (“HELOCs”)

 

1,749,172

 

 

1,601,716

 

 

1,452,862

 

 

9.2

 

 

20.4

 

Total residential mortgage

 

10,273,459

 

 

9,787,669

 

 

8,856,585

 

 

5.0

 

 

16.0

 

Other consumer

 

145,376

 

 

163,259

 

 

254,992

 

 

(11.0

)

 

(43.0

)

Total loans HFI (2)

 

39,588,748

 

 

38,390,955

 

 

35,893,393

 

 

3.1

 

 

10.3

 

Loans HFS

 

 

 

1,788

 

 

1,594

 

 

(100.0

)

 

(100.0

)

Total loans (2)

 

39,588,748

 

 

38,392,743

 

 

35,894,987

 

 

3.1

 

 

10.3

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(607,506

)

 

(619,983

)

 

(557,003

)

 

(2.0

)

 

9.1

 

Net loans (2)

 

$

38,981,242

 

 

$

37,772,760

 

 

$

35,337,984

 

 

3.2

 

 

10.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing demand

 

$

18,919,298

 

 

$

16,298,301

 

 

$

11,833,397

 

 

16.1

%

 

59.9

%

Interest-bearing checking

 

7,005,693

 

 

6,142,193

 

 

5,467,508

 

 

14.1

 

 

28.1

 

Money market

 

12,218,957

 

 

10,740,667

 

 

9,302,246

 

 

13.8

 

 

31.4

 

Savings

 

2,604,355

 

 

2,681,242

 

 

2,117,274

 

 

(2.9

)

 

23.0

 

Time deposits

 

8,798,833

 

 

9,000,349

 

 

9,966,533

 

 

(2.2

)

 

(11.7

)

Total deposits

 

$

49,547,136

 

 

$

44,862,752

 

 

$

38,686,958

 

 

10.4

%

 

28.1

%

 

(1)

Includes $2.07 billion and $1.57 billion of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

(2)

Includes net deferred loan fees, unearned fees, unamortized premiums and unaccreted discounts of $(76.9) million, $(58.8) million, and $(50.3) million as of March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020, and March 31, 2020, respectively. Net origination fees related to PPP loans were $(34.3) million and $(12.7) million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 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

 

March 31, 2021 % Change

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Interest and dividend income (1)

 

$

381,386

 

 

$

381,348

 

 

$

449,190

 

 

0.0

%

 

(15.1

)%

Interest expense

 

27,691

 

 

34,767

 

 

86,483

 

 

(20.4

)

 

(68.0

)

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

 

353,695

 

 

346,581

 

 

362,707

 

 

2.1

 

 

(2.5

)

Provision for credit losses

 

 

 

24,340

 

 

73,870

 

 

(100.0

)

 

(100.0

)

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

 

353,695

 

 

322,241

 

 

288,837

 

 

9.8

 

 

22.5

 

Noninterest income (2)

 

72,866

 

 

69,832

 

 

55,506

 

 

4.3

 

 

31.3

 

Noninterest expense (2)

 

191,077

 

 

178,651

(3)

 

180,333

 

 

7.0

 

 

6.0

 

Income before income taxes

 

235,484

 

 

213,422

 

 

164,010

 

 

10.3

 

 

43.6

 

Income tax expense

 

30,490

 

 

49,338

 

 

19,186

 

 

(38.2

)

 

58.9

 

Net income

 

$

204,994

 

 

$

164,084

 

 

$

144,824

 

 

24.9

%

 

41.5

%

Earnings per share (“EPS”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

 

$

1.45

 

 

$

1.16

 

 

$

1.00

 

 

24.9

%

 

44.7

%

- Diluted

 

$

1.44

 

 

$

1.15

 

 

$

1.00

 

 

24.7

 

 

44.0

 

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

 

141,646

 

 

141,564

 

 

144,814

 

 

0.1

%

 

(2.2

)%

- Diluted

 

142,844

 

 

142,529

 

 

145,285

 

 

0.2

 

 

(1.7

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2021 % Change

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Noninterest income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lending fees

 

$

18,357

 

 

$

18,387

 

 

$

15,773

 

 

(0.2

)%

 

16.4

%

Deposit account fees

 

15,383

 

 

14,256

 

 

10,447

 

 

7.9

 

 

47.2

 

Interest rate contracts and other derivative income

 

16,997

 

 

12,967

 

 

7,073

 

 

31.1

 

 

140.3

 

Foreign exchange income

 

9,526

 

 

6,679

 

 

7,819

 

 

42.6

 

 

21.8

 

Wealth management fees

 

6,911

 

 

4,497

 

 

5,353

 

 

53.7

 

 

29.1

 

Net gains on sales of loans

 

1,781

 

 

3,058

 

 

950

 

 

(41.8

)

 

87.5

 

Gains on sales of AFS debt securities

 

192

 

 

432

 

 

1,529

 

 

(55.6

)

 

(87.4

)

Other investment income (2)

 

925

 

 

3,989

 

 

3,378

 

 

(76.8

)

 

(72.6

)

Other income

 

2,794

 

 

5,567

 

 

3,184

 

 

(49.8

)

 

(12.3

)

Total noninterest income (2)

 

$

72,866

 

 

$

69,832

 

 

$

55,506

 

 

4.3

%

 

31.3

%

Noninterest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and employee benefits

 

$

107,808

 

 

$

105,400

 

 

$

101,960

 

 

2.3

%

 

5.7

%

Occupancy and equipment expense

 

15,922

 

 

16,548

 

 

17,076

 

 

(3.8

)

 

(6.8

)

Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments

 

3,876

 

 

3,995

 

 

3,427

 

 

(3.0

)

 

13.1

 

Deposit account expense

 

3,892

 

 

3,501

 

 

3,563

 

 

11.2

 

 

9.2

 

Data processing

 

4,478

 

 

4,707

 

 

3,826

 

 

(4.9

)

 

17.0

 

Computer software expense

 

7,159

 

 

7,027

 

 

6,166

 

 

1.9

 

 

16.1

 

Consulting expense

 

1,475

 

 

1,537

 

 

1,217

 

 

(4.0

)

 

21.2

 

Legal expense

 

1,502

 

 

1,673

 

 

3,197

 

 

(10.2

)

 

(53.0

)

Other operating expense

 

19,607

 

 

22,000

 

 

21,119

 

 

(10.9

)

 

(7.2

)

Amortization of tax credit and other investments (2)

 

25,358

 

 

12,263

(3)

 

18,782

 

 

106.8

 

 

35.0

 

Total noninterest expense (2)

 

$

191,077

 

 

$

178,651

(3)

 

$

180,333

 

 

7.0

%

 

6.0

%

 

(1)

Includes $15.0 million and $14.2 million of interest income related to PPP loans for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 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.

(3)

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

SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 4

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2021 % Change

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&I (1)

 

$

13,693,869

 

 

$

13,332,194

 

 

$

12,166,178

 

 

2.7

%

 

12.6

%

CRE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

11,325,679

 

 

11,067,392

 

 

10,485,683

 

 

2.3

 

 

8.0

 

Multifamily residential

 

3,042,079

 

 

3,051,472

 

 

2,889,844

 

 

(0.3

)

 

5.3

 

Construction and land

 

549,337

 

 

588,665

 

 

641,079

 

 

(6.7

)

 

(14.3

)

Total CRE

 

14,917,095

 

 

14,707,529

 

 

14,016,606

 

 

1.4

 

 

6.4

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-family residential

 

8,315,052

 

 

7,990,035

 

 

7,257,367

 

 

4.1

 

 

14.6

 

HELOCs

 

1,666,233

 

 

1,558,781

 

 

1,442,450

 

 

6.9

 

 

15.5

 

Total residential mortgage

 

9,981,285

 

 

9,548,816

 

 

8,699,817

 

 

4.5

 

 

14.7

 

Other consumer

 

137,058

 

 

137,186

 

 

271,367

 

 

(0.1

)

 

(49.5

)

Total loans (2)

 

$

38,729,307

 

 

$

37,725,725

 

 

$

35,153,968

 

 

2.7

%

 

10.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets

 

$

52,852,045

 

 

$

49,703,349

 

 

$

42,362,531

 

 

6.3

%

 

24.8

%

Total assets

 

$

55,594,283

 

 

$

52,466,325

 

 

$

44,755,509

 

 

6.0

%

 

24.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing demand

 

$

18,093,696

 

 

$

16,311,010

 

 

$

11,117,710

 

 

10.9

%

 

62.7

%

Interest-bearing checking

 

6,393,034

 

 

6,067,849

 

 

5,001,672

 

 

5.4

 

 

27.8

 

Money market

 

11,573,847

 

 

10,626,940

 

 

9,013,381

 

 

8.9

 

 

28.4

 

Savings

 

2,674,476

 

 

2,450,980

 

 

2,076,270

 

 

9.1

 

 

28.8

 

Time deposits

 

9,112,662

 

 

8,965,337

 

 

10,264,007

 

 

1.6

 

 

(11.2

)

Total deposits

 

$

47,847,715

 

 

$

44,422,116

 

 

$

37,473,040

 

 

7.7

%

 

27.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities

 

$

30,863,568

 

 

$

29,666,559

 

 

$

27,593,341

 

 

4.0

%

 

11.9

%

Stockholders’ equity

 

$

5,338,098

 

$

5,243,203

 

 

$

5,022,005

 

 

1.8

%

 

6.3

%

 

(1)

Includes average balances of PPP loans of $1.93 billion and $1.70 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

(2)

Includes loans HFS.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTER-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 5

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 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

 

$

6,117,799

 

 

$

3,632

 

 

0.24

%

 

$

5,609,965

 

 

$

4,458

 

 

0.32

%

Resale agreements (2)

 

1,461,900

 

 

6,099

 

 

1.69

%

 

1,257,826

 

 

4,955

 

 

1.57

%

AFS debt securities

 

6,459,875

 

 

29,100

 

 

1.83

%

 

5,029,820

 

 

22,914

 

 

1.81

%

Loans (3)

 

38,729,307

 

 

342,008

 

 

3.58

%

 

37,725,725

 

 

348,578

 

 

3.68

%

FHLB and FRB stock

 

83,164

 

 

547

 

 

2.67

%

 

80,013

 

 

443

 

 

2.20

%

Total interest-earning assets

 

52,852,045

 

 

381,386

 

 

2.93

%

 

49,703,349

 

 

381,348

 

 

3.05

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

580,277

 

 

 

 

 

 

580,989

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(618,589

)

 

 

 

 

 

(618,207

)

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

2,780,550

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,800,194

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

55,594,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

52,466,325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking deposits

 

$

6,393,034

 

 

$

4,214

 

 

0.27

%

 

$

6,067,849

 

 

$

4,218

 

 

0.28

%

Money market deposits

 

11,573,847

 

 

4,711

 

 

0.17

%

 

10,626,940

 

 

5,542

 

 

0.21

%

Savings deposits

 

2,674,476

 

 

1,741

 

 

0.26

%

 

2,450,980

 

 

1,655

 

 

0.27

%

Time deposits

 

9,112,662

 

 

11,156

 

 

0.50

%

 

8,965,337

 

 

16,727

 

 

0.74

%

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

 

4,703

 

 

42

 

 

3.62

%

 

47,500

 

 

276

 

 

2.31

%

FHLB advances

 

652,758

 

 

3,069

 

 

1.91

%

 

653,748

 

 

3,137

 

 

1.91

%

Repurchase agreements (2)

 

300,000

 

 

1,978

 

 

2.67

%

 

335,737

 

 

2,080

 

 

2.46

%

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

152,088

 

 

780

 

 

2.08

%

 

518,468

 

 (4)

1,132

 

 

0.87

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

30,863,568

 

 

27,691

 

 

0.36

%

 

29,666,559

 

 

34,767

 

 

0.47

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

 

18,093,696

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,311,010

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

1,298,921

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,245,553

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

5,338,098

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,243,203

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

55,594,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

52,466,325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

 

 

 

2.57

%

 

 

 

 

 

2.58

%

Net interest income and net interest margin

 

 

 

$

353,695

 

 

2.71

%

 

 

 

$

346,581

 

 

2.77

%

Adjusted net interest income and adjusted net interest margin (5)

 

 

 

$

338,678

 

 

2.70

%

 

 

 

$

332,701

 

 

2.76

%

 

(1)

 

Annualized.

(2)

 

There was no netting of repurchase agreements against resale agreements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

(3)

 

Includes loans HFS.

(4)

 

Includes average balances of Federal Reserve Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility ("PPPLF"), which was repaid in full during the fourth quarter of 2020.

(5)

 

Net interest income and net interest margin for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 have been adjusted for the impact of PPP loans. Net interest margin for the three months ended December 31, 2020 has been adjusted for advances from the PPPLF. See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 13.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTER-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 6

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

March 31, 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

$

6,117,799

 

$

3,632

0.24

%

$

2,973,006

 

$

11,108

1.50

%

Resale agreements (2)

1,461,900

 

6,099

1.69

%

882,142

 

5,625

2.56

%

AFS debt securities

6,459,875

 

29,100

1.83

%

3,274,740

 

20,142

2.47

%

Loans (3)

38,729,307

 

342,008

3.58

%

35,153,968

 

411,869

4.71

%

FHLB and FRB stock

83,164

 

547

2.67

%

78,675

 

446

2.28

%

Total interest-earning assets

52,852,045

 

381,386

2.93

%

42,362,531

 

449,190

4.26

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

580,277

 

 

 

510,512

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

(618,589

)

 

 

(492,297

)

 

 

Other assets

2,780,550

 

 

 

2,374,763

 

 

 

Total assets

$

55,594,283

 

 

 

$

44,755,509

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking deposits

$

6,393,034

 

$

4,214

0.27

%

$

5,001,672

 

$

10,246

0.82

%

Money market deposits

11,573,847

 

4,711

0.17

%

9,013,381

 

22,248

0.99

%

Savings deposits

2,674,476

 

1,741

0.26

%

2,076,270

 

1,817

0.35

%

Time deposits

9,112,662

 

11,156

0.50

%

10,264,007

 

42,092

1.65

%

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

4,703

 

42

3.62

%

59,978

 

556

3.73

%

FHLB advances

652,758

 

3,069

1.91

%

693,357

 

4,166

2.42

%

Repurchase agreements (2)

300,000

 

1,978

2.67

%

332,417

 

3,991

4.83

%

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

152,088

 

780

2.08

%

152,259

 

1,367

3.61

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

30,863,568

 

27,691

0.36

%

27,593,341

 

86,483

1.26

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

18,093,696

 

 

 

11,117,710

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

1,298,921

 

 

 

1,022,453

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

5,338,098

 

 

 

5,022,005

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

55,594,283

 

 

 

$

44,755,509

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

2.57

%

 

 

3.00

%

Net interest income and net interest margin

 

$

353,695

2.71

%

 

$

362,707

3.44

%

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

 

$

338,678

2.70

%

 

$

362,707

3.44

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized.

(2)

There was no netting of repurchase agreements against resale agreements for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Average balances of resale and repurchase agreements for the three months ended March 31, 2020 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 1.69% and 2.50% for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The weighted-average interest rates of gross repurchase agreements were 2.67% and 4.10% for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(3)

Includes loans HFS.

(4)

Net interest income and net interest margin have been adjusted for the impact of PPP loans. See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Table 13.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED RATIOS

(unaudited)

Table 7

 

 

 

Three Months Ended (1)

 

March 31, 2021 Basis Point Change

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

 

Return on average assets

 

1.50

%

 

1.24

%

 

1.30

%

 

26

 

bps

20

 

bps

Adjusted return on average assets (2)

 

1.50

%

 

1.22

%

 

1.30

%

 

28

 

 

20

 

 

Return on average equity

 

15.57

%

 

12.45

%

 

11.60

%

 

312

 

 

397

 

 

Adjusted return on average equity (2)

 

15.57

%

 

12.26

%

 

11.60

%

 

331

 

 

397

 

 

Return on average tangible equity (2)

 

17.17

%

 

13.77

%

 

12.93

%

 

340

 

 

424

 

 

Adjusted return on average tangible equity (2)

 

17.17

%

 

13.56

%

 

12.93

%

 

361

 

 

424

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

2.57

%

 

2.58

%

 

3.00

%

 

(1

)

 

(43

)

 

Net interest margin

 

2.71

%

 

2.77

%

 

3.44

%

 

(6

)

 

(73

)

 

Adjusted net interest margin (2)

 

2.70

%

 

2.76

%

 

3.44

%

 

(6

)

 

(74

)

 

Average loan yield

 

3.58

%

 

3.68

%

 

4.71

%

 

(10

)

 

(113

)

 

Adjusted average loan yield (2)

 

3.60

%

 

3.69

%

 

4.71

%

 

(9

)

 

(111

)

 

Yield on average interest-earning assets

 

2.93

%

 

3.05

%

 

4.26

%

 

(12

)

 

(133

)

 

Average cost of interest-bearing deposits

 

0.30

%

 

0.40

%

 

1.17

%

 

(10

)

 

(87

)

 

Average cost of deposits

 

0.18

%

 

0.25

%

 

0.82

%

 

(7

)

 

(64

)

 

Average cost of funds

 

0.23

%

 

0.30

%

 

0.90

%

 

(7

)

 

(67

)

 

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

 

1.91

%

 

1.90

%

 

2.32

%

 

1

 

 

(41

)

 

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (2)

 

1.20

%

 

1.26

%

 

1.44

%

 

(6

)

 

(24

)

 

Efficiency ratio

 

44.79

%

 

42.90

%

 

43.12

%

 

189

 

 

167

 

 

Adjusted efficiency ratio (2)

 

38.68

%

 

39.76

%

 

38.40

%

 

(108

)

bps

28

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized except for efficiency ratio.

(2)

See reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in Tables 10, 11, 12 and 13.

 

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

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

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 8

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

C&I

 

Total CRE

 

Total Residential Mortgage

 

Other Consumer

 

Total

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2020

 

$

398,040

 

$

201,603

 

$

18,210

 

$

2,130

 

$

619,983

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

3,839

 

(3,076

)

398

 

(113

)

1,048

 

Gross charge-offs

 

(8,436

)

(7,283

)

(179

)

(1

)

(15,899

)

Gross recoveries

 

760

 

1,651

 

80

 

2

 

2,493

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

(7,676

)

(5,632

)

(99

)

1

 

(13,406

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(119

)

 

 

 

(119

)

Allowance for loan losses, March 31, 2021

 

$

394,084

 

$

192,895

 

$

18,509

 

$

2,018

 

$

607,506

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2020

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

C&I

 

Total CRE

 

Total Residential Mortgage

 

Other Consumer

 

Total

Allowance for loan losses, September 30, 2020

 

$

389,021

 

$

201,018

 

$

25,895

 

$

2,318

 

$

618,252

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

15,041

 

12,837

 

(7,848

)

(184

)

19,846

 

Gross charge-offs

 

(8,759

)

(12,518

)

 

(5

)

(21,282

)

Gross recoveries

 

2,033

 

266

 

163

 

1

 

2,463

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

(6,726

)

(12,252

)

163

 

(4

)

(18,819

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

704

 

 

 

 

704

 

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2020

 

$

398,040

 

$

201,603

 

$

18,210

 

$

2,130

 

$

619,983

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

Total

 

 

C&I

 

Total CRE

 

Total Residential Mortgage

 

Other Consumer

 

Total

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2019

 

$

238,376

 

$

82,739

 

$

33,792

 

$

3,380

 

$

358,287

 

Impact of ASU 2016-13 adoption

 

74,237

 

54,168

 

(5,468

)

2,221

 

125,158

 

Allowance for loan losses, January 1, 2020

 

$

312,613

 

$

136,907

 

$

28,324

 

$

5,601

 

$

483,445

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

60,618

 

14,198

 

2,112

 

(2,272

)

74,656

 

Gross charge-offs

 

(11,977

)

(954

)

 

(26

)

(12,957

)

Gross recoveries

 

1,575

 

10,216

 

267

 

1

 

12,059

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

(10,402

)

9,262

 

267

 

(25

)

(898

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(200

)

 

 

 

(200

)

Allowance for loan losses, March 31, 2020

 

$

362,629

 

$

160,367

 

$

30,703

 

$

3,304

 

$

557,003

 

 

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

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

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 8 (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

Unfunded Credit Facilities

 

 

 

 

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

 

$

33,577

 

$

29,083

$

11,158

 

Impact of ASU 2016-13 adoption

 

 

10,457

 

(Reversal of) provision for credit losses on unfunded credit commitments

(b)

(1,048

)

4,494

(786

)

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

 

$

32,529

 

$

33,577

$

20,829

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for credit losses

(a)+(b)

$

 

$

24,340

$

73,870

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

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

 

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CRITICIZED LOANS, NONPERFORMING ASSETS AND CREDIT QUALITY RATIOS

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 9

 

Criticized Loans

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Special mention loans

504,226

 

564,555

 

551,643

 

Classified loans

712,693

 

652,880

 

455,085

 

Total criticized loans

$

1,216,919

 

$

1,217,435

 

$

1,006,728

 

 

 

 

Nonperforming Assets

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Nonaccrual loans:

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

C&I

$

125,536

 

$

133,939

 

$

89,079

 

Total CRE

74,727

 

50,214

 

7,101

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

Total residential mortgage

29,173

 

28,510

 

27,982

 

Other consumer

2,526

 

2,491

 

2,506

 

Total nonaccrual loans

231,962

 

215,154

 

126,668

 

Other real estate owned, net

15,824

 

15,824

 

19,504

 

Other nonperforming assets

10,360

 

3,890

 

4,758

 

Total nonperforming assets

$

258,146

 

$

234,868

 

$

150,930

 

 

 

Credit Quality Ratios

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Annualized quarterly net charge-offs to average loans HFI

0.14

%

0.20

%

0.01

%

Special mention loans to loans HFI

1.27

%

1.47

%

1.54

%

Classified loans to loans HFI

1.80

%

1.70

%

1.27

%

Criticized loans to loans HFI

3.07

%

3.17

%

2.80

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.45

%

0.45

%

0.33

%

Nonaccrual loans to loans HFI

0.59

%

0.56

%

0.35

%

Allowance for loan losses to loans HFI

1.53

%

1.61

%

1.55

%

 

 

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

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

(unaudited)

Table 10

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. 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

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

Net income

 

(a)

 

$

204,994

 

 

$

164,084

 

 

$

144,824

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Recoveries (1)

 

 

 

 

 

(10,739

)

 

 

Tax effect of recoveries (2)

 

 

 

 

 

3,047

 

 

 

Add: Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

5,127

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

 

(b)

 

$

204,994

 

 

$

161,519

 

 

$

144,824

 

Diluted weighted-average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

142,844

 

 

142,529

 

 

145,285

 

Diluted EPS

 

 

 

$

1.44

 

 

$

1.15

 

 

$

1.00

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recoveries, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

(0.06

)

 

 

Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

Adjusted diluted EPS

 

 

 

$

1.44

 

 

$

1.13

 

 

$

1.00

 

Average total assets

 

(c)

 

$

55,594,283

 

 

$

52,466,325

 

 

$

44,755,509

 

Average stockholders’ equity

 

(d)

 

$

5,338,098

 

 

$

5,243,203

 

 

$

5,022,005

 

Return on average assets (3)

 

(a)/(c)

 

1.50

%

 

1.24

%

 

1.30

%

Adjusted return on average assets (3)

 

(b)/(c)

 

1.50

%

 

1.22

%

 

1.30

%

Return on average equity (3)

 

(a)/(d)

 

15.57

%

 

12.45

%

 

11.60

%

Adjusted return on average equity (3)

 

(b)/(d)

 

15.57

%

 

12.26

%

 

11.60

%

 

(1)

 

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

(2)

 

Applied statutory tax rate of 28.37% for the three months ended December 31, 2020.

(3)

 

Annualized.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 11

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 and the amortization of core deposit intangibles. 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

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

 

(a)

 

$

353,695

 

 

$

346,581

 

 

$

362,707

 

Total noninterest income (1)

 

 

 

72,866

 

 

69,832

 

 

55,506

 

Total revenue

 

(b)

 

$

426,561

 

 

$

416,413

 

 

$

418,213

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense (1)

 

(c)

 

$

191,077

 

 

$

178,651

 

 

$

180,333

 

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

 

 

 

(25,358

)

 

(12,263

)

 

(18,782

)

Amortization of core deposit intangibles

 

 

 

(732

)

 

(823

)

 

(953

)

Adjusted noninterest expense

 

(d)

 

$

164,987

 

 

$

165,565

 

 

$

160,598

 

Efficiency ratio

 

(c)/(b)

 

44.79

%

 

42.90

%

 

43.12

%

Adjusted efficiency ratio

 

(d)/(b)

 

38.68

%

 

39.76

%

 

38.40

%

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income

 

(b)-(d) = (e)

 

$

261,574

 

 

$

250,848

 

 

$

257,615

 

Average total assets

 

(f)

 

$

55,594,283

 

 

$

52,466,325

 

 

$

44,755,509

 

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

 

(e)/(f)

 

1.91

%

 

1.90

%

 

2.32

%

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (2)

 

(d)/(f)

 

1.20

%

 

1.26

%

 

1.44

%

 

(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 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

Stockholders’ equity

 

(a)

 

$

5,285,027

 

 

$

5,269,175

 

 

$

4,902,985

 

Less: Goodwill

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

(465,697

)

 

(465,697

)

Other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

(11,151

)

 

(11,899

)

 

(14,769

)

Tangible equity

 

(b)

 

$

4,808,179

 

 

$

4,791,579

 

 

$

4,422,519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

(c)

 

$

56,874,146

 

 

$

52,156,913

 

 

$

45,948,545

 

Less: Goodwill

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

(465,697

)

 

(465,697

)

Other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

(11,151

)

 

(11,899

)

 

(14,769

)

Tangible assets

 

(d)

 

$

56,397,298

 

 

$

51,679,317

 

 

$

45,468,079

 

Total stockholders’ equity to total assets ratio

 

(a)/(c)

 

9.29

%

 

10.10

%

 

10.67

%

Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio

 

(b)/(d)

 

8.53

%

 

9.27

%

 

9.73

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, recoveries and uncertain tax position 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

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

Net Income

 

 

 

$

204,994

 

 

$

164,084

 

 

$

144,824

 

Add: Amortization of core deposit intangibles

 

 

 

732

 

 

823

 

 

953

 

Amortization of mortgage servicing assets

 

 

 

414

 

 

428

 

 

584

 

Tax effect of amortization adjustments (2)

 

 

 

(325

)

 

(355

)

 

(436

)

Tangible net income

 

(e)

 

$

205,815

 

 

$

164,980

 

 

$

145,925

 

Adjustments related to DC Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Recoveries (3)

 

 

 

 

 

(10,739

)

 

 

Tax effects of adjustments (2)

 

 

 

 

 

3,047

 

 

 

Add: Uncertain tax position recorded in income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

5,127

 

 

 

Adjusted tangible net income

 

(f)

 

$

205,815

 

 

$

162,415

 

 

$

145,925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

$

5,338,098

 

 

$

5,243,203

 

 

$

5,022,005

 

Less: Average goodwill

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

(465,697

)

 

(465,697

)

Average other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

(11,594

)

 

(12,182

)

 

(15,588

)

Average tangible equity

 

(g)

 

$

4,860,807

 

 

$

4,765,324

 

 

$

4,540,720

 

Return on average tangible equity (4)

 

(e)/(g)

 

17.17

%

 

13.77

%

 

12.93

%

Adjusted return on average tangible equity (4)

 

(f)/(g)

 

17.17

%

 

13.56

%

 

12.93

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Includes core deposit intangibles and mortgage servicing assets.

(2)

 

Applied statutory tax rates of 28.37% for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, and 28.35% for the three months ended March 31, 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 13

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. In January 2021, the Company began processing applications under the second round of the SBA’s PPP in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by the President on December 27, 2020. 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. 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 and adjusted net interest margin for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 exclude the impact of PPP loans. Net interest margin for the three months ended December 31, 2020 has also been adjusted for advances from the PPPLF. Management believes that presenting the adjusted average loan yield and adjusted net interest margin provide comparability to prior periods and these non-GAAP financial measures provide supplemental information regarding the Company’s performance

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

Yield on Average Loans

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2020

Interest income on loans

 

(a)

 

$

342,008

 

 

$

348,578

 

 

 

$

411,869

 

Less: Interest income on PPP loans

 

 

 

(15,017

)

 

(14,204

)

 

 

 

Adjusted interest income on loans

 

(b)

 

$

326,991

 

 

$

334,374

 

 

 

$

411,869

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average loans

 

(c)

 

$

38,729,307

 

 

$

37,725,725

 

 

 

$

35,153,968

 

Less: Average PPP loans

 

 

 

(1,931,071

)

 

(1,704,608

)

 

 

 

Adjusted average loans

 

(d)

 

$

36,798,236

 

 

$

36,021,117

 

 

 

$

35,153,968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average loan yield (1)

 

(a)/(c)

 

3.58

%

 

3.68

 

%

 

4.71

%

Adjusted average loan yield (1)

 

(b)/(d)

 

3.60

%

 

3.69

 

%

 

4.71

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Interest Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income

 

(e)

 

$

353,695

 

 

$

346,581

 

 

 

$

362,707

 

Less: Interest income on PPP loans

 

 

 

(15,017

)

 

(14,204

)

 

 

 

Add: Interest expense on advances from the PPPLF

 

 

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net interest income

 

(f)

 

$

338,678

 

 

$

332,701

 

 

 

$

362,707

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average interest-earning assets

 

(g)

 

$

52,852,045

 

 

$

49,703,349

 

 

 

$

42,362,531

 

Less: Average PPP loans

 

 

 

(1,931,071

)

 

(1,704,608

)

 

 

 

Adjusted average interest-earning assets

 

(h)

 

$

50,920,974

 

 

$

47,998,741

 

 

 

$

42,362,531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest margin (1)

 

(e)/(g)

 

2.71

%

 

2.77

 

%

 

3.44

%

Adjusted net interest margin (1)

 

(f)/(h)

 

2.70

%

 

2.76

 

%

 

3.44

%

 

(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

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC)
Historical Stock Chart
From Sep 2021 to Oct 2021 Click Here for more East West Bancorp Charts.
East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC)
Historical Stock Chart
From Oct 2020 to Oct 2021 Click Here for more East West Bancorp Charts.