SOURCE: Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation

January 31, 2013 09:20 ET

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2012

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - For the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC) (the Corporation) recorded net income of $9.70 million (year) and $1.06 million (quarter), respectively, and diluted earnings per share of $1.05 (year) and $0.12 (quarter), respectively. 

Doug Kennedy, CEO, said, "We took several strategic steps during the quarter that have positioned us well for the future. These strategic initiatives have strengthened our core operating base as we embark on a plan to grow our core lending, retail, and wealth advisory businesses, while maintaining and enhancing our high levels of customer service."

The 2012 fourth quarter included the following strategic initiatives:

a) Approximately $19 million of classified loans were transferred to loans held for sale and are being marketed for sale. The transfer of these loans to held for sale resulted in an additional provision for loan losses of $4.0 million and charge-offs of $5.4 million.
b) The Company's Pooled Trust Preferred Securities portfolio was sold, resulting in a $2.87 million gain. This transaction also resulted in a significant reduction in risk-weighted assets for regulatory capital purposes and the realization of the majority of the Company's deferred tax assets, with the monetization of much of that to occur in 2013. As part of this, $260 thousand of additional tax expense needed to be recorded, which was related to the realization of the deferred tax assets to be carried-back to the prior two years at a slightly lower tax rate compared to the tax rate as recorded.
c) All of the Company's remaining Held to Maturity securities were transferred to Available for Sale, affording greater flexibility in the management of liquidity and interest rate risk. 
d) The organization and set-up of PGB Trust & Investments of Delaware was completed just prior to year end, resulting in legal fees of $74 thousand.
e) Staffing and organizational restructuring coupled with various resignations, retirements, and position eliminations, Resulted in the recording of a $965 thousand severance accrual.
f) The position of Chairman and CEO was split when Mr. Kennedy joined the Company as CEO in early October 2012. Frank Kissel remained as Chairman of the Board. Professional, legal, and other costs totaling $336 thousand were recorded in connection with the CEO search.

Additionally, the fourth quarter of 2012 included $175 thousand of costs and fee waivers as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The 2011 year included a state income tax benefit of $2.99 million related to the reversal of a valuation allowance previously recorded in 2008. Circumstances and projections indicated that the deferred tax asset would be realized in future periods and it was, in fact, realized upon the sale of the Pooled Trust Preferred Securities portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2012, as noted above.

For comparative purposes, the Corporation believes that comparing earnings excluding unusual items provides a better analysis of earnings trends. The information discussed in the next two paragraphs are non-GAAP measures.

As detailed in the financial tables on pages 16, 17 and 18, net income and diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2012, excluding the unusual items, were $11.89 million and $1.30, respectively. This compared favorably to net income of $9.18 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.91 for the 2011 full-year period, after excluding the unusual items. 

Net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $2.97 million and $0.34, respectively, after adjustments. This compared favorably to net income and diluted earnings per share of $2.53 million and $0.26, respectively, for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Net Interest Income and Margin
Net interest income, on a fully tax-equivalent basis, was $12.91 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, up from $12.79 million for the same quarter last year.

On a fully tax-equivalent basis, the net interest margin was 3.42 percent for the December 2012 quarter compared to 3.46 percent for the December 2011 quarter.

Net interest income reflected an increase for the December 2012 quarter when compared to the December 2011 quarter, as the positive effect of increased loans, funded by reduced lower yielding investment securities and increased lower cost core deposits, was partially offset by the effect of lower market yields, which compressed asset yields more than deposit costs.

The net interest margin for the current quarter reflected a decline of four basis points from the same quarter last year, due to the effect of the lower market yields discussed above.

Loans
Average loans totaled $1.13 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to $993 million for the same 2011 quarter, which was an increase of $133 million, or just over 13 percent.

The average residential mortgage loan portfolio for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased $51 million, or 11 percent, when compared to the same quarter of 2011. The increase was attributable to originations retained in the portfolio outpacing loan paydowns. During this period of historically low interest rates, refinance activity has generally been robust. All of the shorter-duration loan production and select longer-duration loan production have been retained in portfolio. However, the Company does sell much of its longer-duration, fixed-rate loan production as a source of noninterest income and as part of its interest rate risk management strategy in the current low rate environment.

The average commercial mortgage and commercial loan portfolio for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased $85 million, or in excess of 19 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase was attributable to demand from high quality borrowers looking to refinance multifamily and other commercial mortgages held by other institutions.

From December 31, 2011 to December 31, 2012, total loans grew $94 million or nearly 9 percent. Total loan originations were $397 million for 2012, up from $321 million for 2011. Included in the total were commercial mortgage/commercial loan originations of $150 million for 2012, up from $103 million for 2011. 

Mr. Kennedy said, "I was pleased with our success in generating solid lending growth this past quarter and year. I look forward to continuing to grow our multi-family and other commercial real estate loan book, as well as introduce a comprehensive Commercial & Industrial (C&I) lending program." 

Deposits
Average total deposits (interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing) increased $38 million for the December 2012 quarter when compared to the same quarter last year.

Over that same period, the Company saw growth in average noninterest-bearing checking balances, growth in average interest-bearing checking, and growth in savings. Average money market account balances remained relatively flat.

The Company has successfully focused on:

  • Business and personal core deposit generation, particularly checking;
  • Municipal relationships within its market territory; and
  • Growth in deposits associated with its commercial mortgage/commercial loan growth.

Average certificates of deposit (CDs) declined $19 million for the December 2012 quarter from the December 2011 quarter. These higher-cost CDs were replaced with lower-cost, more stable core deposits.

From December 31, 2011 to December 31, 2012, total deposits increased $73 million, or 5 percent. 

Mr. Kennedy commented, "This continues to be a strong and valuable deposit franchise, as evidenced by our high level of lower-cost, more stable core deposits. I see a lot of opportunity for growth in our core markets. Over the course of 2013, we plan to further grow our core deposit base, while maintaining and enhancing our high level of customer service."

PGB Trust & Investments
PGB Trust & Investments generated $2.93 million in fee income in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $2.58 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting growth in excess of 13 percent. The market value of the assets under administration of the wealth management division stood at $2.30 billion at December 31, 2012, up from $1.96 billion reported at December 31, 2011. The growth was due to new business, as well as market action coupled with solid investment advisory and management.

Mr. Kennedy noted, "The wealth management business adds significant value to the Company. I look forward to growing this business further through our new Delaware Trust subsidiary; in and around our market areas; through our existing wealth, loan and depository client base; and through discussions with all potential loan and depository clients. We will continue to provide the personalized, high touch service our valued clients have come to expect."

Other Noninterest Income
Other noninterest income, exclusive of Trust fees, totaled $4.42 million in the December 2012 quarter compared to $1.67 million in the same quarter a year ago. The December 2012 quarter included $370 thousand of fee income from the sale of longer-term, fixed-rate residential mortgage loans, compared to $139 thousand in the same 2011 quarter. The $230 thousand increase was due to higher residential mortgage loan origination levels, as well as a decision to retain less fixed rate loans in the portfolio. The December 2012 quarter also included a $2.87 million gain from one of the strategic initiatives noted earlier, which is the sale of the Company's Pooled Trust Preferred Securities portfolio. These positives were slightly offset by reduced service charges, some due to waivers resulting from an across the board Hurricane Sandy program and some due to customers being more diligent in managing their accounts.

Operating Expenses
The Company's total operating expenses were $13.55 million in the December 2012 quarter compared to $11.55 million in the December 2011 quarter. The 2012 expense levels included: costs associated with several of the strategic initiatives discussed earlier, specifically, a $965 thousand severance accrual associated with staffing and organizational restructuring; $74 thousand of legal expenses associated with the organization and set-up of PGB Trust & Investments of Delaware; $336 thousand of professional, legal, and other fees associated with the CEO search; and various expenses associated with Hurricane Sandy. The December 2012 quarter also included costs for the Company to keep up with the increased regulatory burden on financial institutions; costs associated with key additions to staff in PGB Trust & Investments to enhance their ability to grow and service their client base; increased commissions related to increased loan originations; normal salary increases; and increased bonus and profit sharing accruals. The net effect of the additional costs in the fourth quarter of 2012 was partially offset by various operational efficiencies.

Mr. Kennedy noted, "Given our plans to grow our core businesses, we expect higher operating expenses in 2013 as compared to prior periods. We expect revenue and related profitability associated with these plans to lag expenses by several quarters."

Provision for Loan Losses / Asset Quality
The Company's provision for loan losses for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $4.53 million compared to $750 thousand recorded in the immediately preceding September 2012 quarter and the $1.75 million provision recorded in the December 2011 quarter. Charge-offs, net of recoveries, for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $5.68 million compared to $543 thousand for the immediately preceding September 2012 quarter and $2.37 million for the December 2011 quarter.

The higher provisioning and net charge-off levels in the December 2012 quarter were due to one of the strategic initiatives discussed earlier - moving approximately $19 million of classified loans to loans held for sale, which resulted in an additional provision for loan losses of $4.0 million and charge-offs of $5.4 million.

At December 31, 2012, nonperforming assets totaled $15.2 million or just 0.91 percent of total assets compared to $26.3 million or 1.65 percent of assets at December 31, 2011. 

Capital / Dividends
As noted in prior quarters, the preferred stock issued in January 2009 under Treasury's Capital Purchase Program (CPP) was fully redeemed early in the first quarter of 2012. At December 31, 2012, including the effect from this redemption, the Company's leverage ratio, tier 1 and total risk based capital ratios were 7.27 percent, 11.83 percent and 13.08 percent, respectively. The Company's ratios are all above the levels necessary to be considered well-capitalized under regulatory guidelines applicable to banks. Additionally, the Company's common equity ratio (common equity to total assets) at December 31, 2012 was 7.32 percent of total assets, reflecting growth from 6.81 percent of total assets at December 31, 2011.

As previously announced, on January 17, 2013, the Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.05 per share payable on February 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on February 1, 2013.

In accordance with its By-Laws, the Company's Annual Meeting will be held on the fourth Tuesday of April (April 23, 2013) at 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of our headquarters building at 500 Hills Drive, Bedminster, New Jersey. Earnings for the first quarter of 2013 will also be announced that day. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a bank holding company with total assets of $1.67 billion as of December 31, 2012. Peapack-Gladstone Bank, its wholly owned community bank, was established in 1921, and has 23 branches in Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris and Union Counties. The Bank's wealth management division, PGB Trust & Investments, operates at the Bank's corporate offices located at 500 Hills Drive in Bedminster and at five other locations in Clinton, Morristown and Summit, New Jersey, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Greenville, Delaware. To learn more about Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and Peapack-Gladstone Bank's products and services please visit our website at www.pgbank.com or call 908-234-0700.

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

  • a continued or unexpected decline in the economy, in particular in our New Jersey market area;
  • declines in value in our investment portfolio;
  • higher than expected increases in our allowance for loan losses;
  • higher than expected increases in loan losses or in the level of nonperforming loans;
  • unexpected changes in interest rates;
  • inability to successfully grow our business;
  • inability to manage our growth;
  • a continued or unexpected decline in real estate values within our market areas;
  • legislative and regulatory actions (including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and related regulations) subject us to additional regulatory oversight which may result in increased compliance costs;
  • successful cyber attacks against our IT infrastructure and that of our IT providers;
  • higher than expected FDIC insurance premiums;
  • lack of liquidity to fund our various cash obligations;
  • reduction in our lower-cost funding sources;
  • our inability to adapt to technological changes;
  • claims and litigation pertaining to fiduciary responsibility, environmental laws and other matters; and
  • other unexpected material adverse changes in our operations or earnings.

A discussion of these and other factors that could affect our results is included in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Corporation's expectations.

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

(Tables to Follow)

 
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    As of
    Dec 31,     Sept 30,     June 30,     March 31,     Dec 31,
    2012     2012     2012     2012     2011
ASSETS                            
Cash and due from banks $ 6,733   $ 5,466   $ 5,639   $ 5,146   $ 7,097
Federal funds sold   100     100     100     100     100
Interest-earning deposits   112,395     49,354     29,024     28,144     35,856
  Total cash and cash equivalents   119,228     54,920     34,763     33,390     43,053
                             
Securities held to maturity   -     76,698     84,779     88,667     100,719
Securities available for sale   304,479     253,489     257,318     281,770     319,520
FHLB and FRB Stock, at cost   4,639     4,639     4,818     5,594     4,569
                             
Loans held for sale   20,210     8,443     2,259     3,214     2,841
                             
Residential mortgage   515,014     504,407     526,726     518,111     498,482
Commercial mortgage   420,086     391,976     384,289     358,822     330,559
Commercial loans   115,372     115,602     116,493     119,351     123,845
Construction loans   9,328     9,639     6,804     12,517     13,713
Consumer loans   21,188     21,542     20,885     19,769     19,439
Home equity lines of credit   49,635     51,440     49,057     47,831     50,291
Other loans   1,961     1,876     2,128     1,504     2,016
  Total loans   1,132,584     1,096,482     1,106,382     1,077,905     1,038,345
  Less: Allowance for loan losses   12,735     13,893     13,686     13,496     13,223
  Net loans   1,119,849     1,082,589     1,092,696     1,064,409     1,025,122
                             
Premises and equipment   30,030     30,472     30,979     31,482     31,941
Other real estate owned   3,496     3,392     3,073     3,391     7,137
Accrued interest receivable   3,864     4,040     3,447     3,842     4,078
Bank owned life insurance   31,088     30,887     30,688     30,490     27,296
Deferred tax assets, net   9,478     25,861     26,430     26,767     26,731
Other assets   21,475     8,060     7,355     6,524     7,328
  TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,667,836   $ 1,583,490   $ 1,578,605   $ 1,579,540   $ 1,600,335
                             
LIABILITIES                            
Deposits:                            
  Noninterest-bearing demand deposits $ 298,095   $ 306,711   $ 304,651   $ 288,130   $ 297,459
  Interest-bearing deposits                            
    Checking   346,877     332,786     323,813     318,239     341,180
    Savings   109,686     103,572     104,631     98,743     92,322
    Money market accounts   583,197     504,863     495,929     512,464     516,920
    CD's $100,000 and over   68,741     72,168     78,268     73,927     71,783
    CD's less than $100,000   109,831     112,586     115,793     120,140     124,228
  Total deposits   1,516,427     1,432,686     1,423,085     1,411,643     1,443,892
Overnight borrowings   -     -     -     22,900     -
Federal home loan bank advances   12,218     12,335     16,451     17,566     17,680
Capital lease obligation   8,971     9,024     9,076     9,127     9,178
Other Liabilities   8,163     11,967     15,758     7,170     6,614
  TOTAL LIABILITIES   1,545,779     1,466,012     1,464,370     1,468,406     1,477,364
Shareholders' equity   122,057     117,478     114,235     111,134     122,971
  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 1,667,836   $ 1,583,490   $ 1,578,605   $ 1,579,540   $ 1,600,335
                             
Trust division assets under administration (market value, not included above) $ 2,303,612   $ 2,146,920   $ 2,062,798   $ 2,063,729   $ 1,957,146
                             
 
 
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    As of  
      Dec 31,         Sept 30,     June 30,     March 31,     Dec 31,  
      2012         2012     2012     2012     2011  
Asset Quality:                                    
Loans past due over 90 days and still accruing   $ -       $ -   $ -   $ -   $ 345  
Nonaccrual loans     11,732   (C)     16,958     19,011     18,598     18,865  
Other real estate owned     3,496         3,392     3,073     3,391     7,137  
  Total nonperforming assets   $ 15,228   (C)   $ 20,350   $ 22,084   $ 21,989   $ 26,347  
                                     
Nonperforming loans to total loans     1.04%   (C)     1.55%     1.72%     1.73%     1.85%  
Nonperforming assets to total assets     0.91%   (C)     1.29%     1.40%     1.39%     1.65%  
                                     
Accruing TDR's (A)   $ 6,415   (C)   $ 7,626   $ 7,647   $ 7,842   $ 7,281  
                                     
Loans past due 30 through 89 days and still accruing   $ 3,786       $ 2,244   $ 2,836   $ 7,619   $ 11,632  
                                     
Classified loans (B)   $ 32,014   (C)   $ 47,017   $ 47,102   $ 48,546   $ 49,101  
                                     
Impaired loans (B)   $ 18,147   (C)   $ 24,584   $ 26,658   $ 26,568   $ 26,212  
                                     
Allowance for loan losses:                                    
  Beginning of period   $ 13,893       $ 13,686   $ 13,496   $ 13,223   $ 13,843  
  Provision for loan losses     4,525         750     1,500     1,500     1,750  
  Charge-offs, net     (5,683 )       (543 )   (1,310 )   (1,227 )   (2,370 )
  End of period   $ 12,735       $ 13,893   $ 13,686   $ 13,496   $ 13,223  
                                     
ALLL to nonperforming loans     108.55%   (C)     81.93%     71.99%     72.57%     68.83%  
ALLL to total loans     1.12%   (C)     1.27%     1.24%     1.25%     1.27%  
                                     
Capital Adequacy:                                    
Tier I leverage     7.27%         7.31%     7.15%     7.00%     7.73%  
                                     
Tier I capital to risk-weighted assets     11.83%         11.51%     11.27%     11.21%     12.51%  
                                     
Tier I & II capital to risk-weighted assets     13.08%         12.76%     12.52%     12.46%     13.76%  
                                     
                                     
Common equity to total assets     7.32%         7.42%     7.24%     7.04%     6.81%  
                                     
Book value per common share   $ 13.87       $ 13.38   $ 13.02   $ 12.70   $ 12.47  
                                     
(A)   Does not include $2.9 million at December 31, 2012, $5.7 million at September 30, 2012, $6.1 million at June 30, 2012, $6.0 million at March 31, 2012 and $3.8 million at December 31, 2011 of TDR's included in nonaccrual loans. 
(B)   Classified loans include all impaired loans.  Impaired loans include all nonaccrual loans and all TDRs.
(C)   Does not include classified Loans Held for Sale, as these loans have been written down to market value and are currently being marketed for sale.
 
 
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
 
     
    Dec 31,     Sept 30,     June 30,     March 31,     Dec 31,  
    2012     2012     2012     2012     2011  
Income Statement Data:                              
Interest income $ 13,792   $ 13,982   $ 14,102   $ 14,214   $ 14,101  
Interest expense   1,033     1,132     1,199     1,323     1,485  
  Net interest income   12,759     12,850     12,903     12,891     12,616  
Provision for loan losses   4,525     750     1,500     1,500     1,750  
  Net interest income after provision for loan losses   8,234     12,100     11,403     11,391     10,866  
Trust fees   2,929     2,918     3,259     3,176     2,584  
Other income   1,343     1,406     1,305     1,157     1,350  
Securities gains/(losses), net   3,078     235     107     390     316  
  Total other income   7,350     4,559     4,671     4,723     4,250  
Salaries and employee benefits   8,045     7,029     6,408     6,113     5,651  
Premises and equipment   2,433     2,290     2,413     2,331     2,313  
FDIC insurance expense   267     299     290     352     278  
Other expenses   2,808     2,375     2,593     2,284     3,306  
  Total operating expenses   13,553     11,993     11,704     11,080     11,548  
Income before income taxes   2,031     4,666     4,370     5,034     3,568  
Income tax expense/(benefit)   973     1,834     1,647     1,951     1,041  
Net income   1,058     2,832     2,723     3,083     2,527  
Dividends and accretion on preferred stock   -     -     -     474     220  
Net income available to common shareholders $ 1,058   $ 2,832   $ 2,723   $ 2,609   $ 2,307  
                               
Per Common Share Data:                              
                               
Earnings per share (basic) $ 0.12   $ 0.32   $ 0.31   $ 0.30   $ 0.26  
Earnings per share (diluted)   0.12     0.32     0.31     0.30     0.26  
                               
Performance Ratios:                              
                               
Return on average assets   0.26 %   0.72 %   0.69 %   0.78 %   0.64 %
Return on average common equity   3.52 %   9.77 %   9.65 %   9.47 %   8.61 %
                               
Net interest margin (Taxable equivalent basis)   3.42 %   3.50 %   3.52 %   3.54 %   3.46 %
                               
 
 
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
 
  For the    
  Twelve Months Ended    
  December 31,    
    2012       2011    
Income Statement Data:                
Interest income $ 56,090     $ 56,051    
Interest expense   4,687       7,136    
  Net interest income   51,403       48,915    
Provision for loan losses   8,275       7,250    
  Net interest income after provision for loan losses   43,128       41,665    
Trust fees   12,282       10,686    
Other income   5,211       4,993    
Securities gains/(losses), net   3,810       1,037    
  Total other income   21,303       16,716    
Salaries and employee benefits   27,595       23,230    
Premises and equipment   9,467       9,371    
FDIC insurance expense   1,208       1,532    
Other expenses   10,060       10,266    
  Total operating expenses   48,330       44,399    
Income before income taxes   16,101       13,982    
Income tax expense   6,405       1,814   (A)
Net income   9,696       12,168   (B)
Dividends and accretion on preferred stock   474       1,228    
Net income available to common shareholders $ 9,222     $ 10,940   (B)
                 
Per Common Share Data:                
                 
Earnings per share (basic) $ 1.05     $ 1.25   (C)
Earnings per share (diluted)   1.05       1.25   (C)
                 
Performance Ratios:                
                 
Return on average assets   0.61 %     0.79 % (D)
Return on average common equity   8.03 %     10.74 % (E)
                 
Net interest margin (Tax equivalent basis)   3.50 %     3.47 %  
                 
(A)   Income taxes for the twelve months ended 12/31/11 includes a one-time state tax benefit of $2.988 million related to the reversal of a previously recorded valuation allowance against net state tax benefits related to security impairment charges recorded in the year ended December 31, 2008.  Circumstances and projections indicated that this deferred tax asset can be utilized when it is realized in future periods
(B)   Net income and net income available to common shareholders, excluding the one-time state tax benefit of $2.988 million would be $9.180 million and $7.952 million, respectively for the twelve months ended 12/31/11.
(C)   EPS excluding the one-time state tax benefit of $2.988 million is $0.91 for the twelve months ended 12/31/11. See page 14, for more information on this non-GAAP measure.
(D)   ROA excluding the one-time state tax benefit of $2.988 million is 0.60% for the twelve months ended 12/31/11. See page 14, for more information on this non-GAAP measure.
(E)   ROE excluding the one-time state tax benefit of $2.988 million is 7.81% for the twelve months ended 12/31/11. See page 14, for more information on this non-GAAP measure.
     

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

This press release contains certain supplemental financial information, described below, which has been determined by methods other that U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") that management uses in its analysis of the Corporation's performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide information useful to investors in understanding the Corporation's financial results. Management believes that the Corporation's presentation and discussion, together with the accompanying reconciliation, provides a complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Corporation's business and allows investors to view performance in a manner similar to management. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP basis measures and results and the Corporation strongly encourages investors to review it consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

       
    For the Twelve  
    Months Ended  
    December 31, 2011  
Net Income:      
As reported $ 12,168  
Less: Valuation allowance reversal   2,988  
  Net income, excluding valuation allowance reversal   9,180  
       
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders:      
As reported $ 10,940  
Less: Valuation allowance reversal   2,988  
  Net income, excluding valuation allowance reversal   7,952  
       
Per Common Share Data:      
Earnings per share (basic):      
As reported $ 1.25  
Less: Valuation allowance reversal   0.34  
 Earnings per share (basic), excluding valuation allowance reversal   0.91  
       
Earnings per share (diluted):      
As reported $ 1.25  
Less: Valuation allowance reversal   0.34  
 Earnings per share (diluted), excluding valuation allowance reversal   0.91  
       
Performance Ratios:      
Return on average assets:      
As reported   0.79 %
Return on average assets, excluding valuation allowance reversal   0.60 %
       
Return on average common equity:      
As reported   10.74 %
Return on average common equity,excluding valuation allowance reversal   7.81 %
       

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

This press release contains certain supplemental financial information, described below, which has been determined by methods other that U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") that management uses in its analysis of the Corporation's performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide information useful to investors in understanding the Corporation's financial results. Management believes that the Corporation's presentation and discussion, together with the accompanying reconciliation, provides a complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Corporation's business and allows investors to view performance in a manner similar to management. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP basis measures and results and the Corporation strongly encourages investors to review it consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

             
    For the Three     For the Twelve  
    Months Ended     Months Ended  
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2012  
Net Income:                
As reported   $ 1,058     $ 9,696  
Additional provision for loan loss - transfer to loans held for sale     4,000       4,000  
Gain on sale of pooled trust preferred securities     (2,870 )     (2,870 )
Severance accrual     965       965  
CEO search expenses     336       336  
Hurricane Sandy - costs and fee waivers     175       175  
Delaware Trust Subsidiary - organization and legal expenses     74       74  
Valuation of directors retirement plan     N/A       473  
Tax effect (A)     (773 )     (955 )
  Net income, excluding unusual items     2,965       11,894  
                 
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders:                
As reported   $ 1,058     $ 9,222  
Additional provision for loan loss - transfer to loans Held for sale     4,000       4,000  
Gain on sale of pooled trust preferred securities     (2,870 )     (2,870 )
Severance accrual     965       965  
CEO search     336       336  
Hurricane Sandy - costs and fee waivers     175       175  
Delaware Trust Subsidiary - organization and legal expenses     74       74  
Valuation of directors retirement plan     N/A       473  
Tax effect (A)     (773 )     (955 )
  Net income, excluding unusual items     2,965       11,420  
                 
                 
(A)
 
Taxes were calculated at an annual effective rate of 38.54%, net of the tax adjustment of $260 thousand for the realization of the carryback of deferred tax assets due to the pooled trust preferred securities sale.
   
             
    For the Three     For the Twelve  
    Months Ended     Months Ended  
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2012  
Per Common Share Data:                
Earnings per share (basic):                
As reported   $ 0.12     $ 1.05  
Less: Adjustments     0.22       0.25  
Earnings per share (basic), excluding unusual items     0.34       1.30  
                 
Earnings per share (diluted):                
As reported   $ 0.12     $ 1.05  
Less: Adjustments     0.22       0.25  
Earnings per share (diluted), excluding unusual items     0.34       1.30  
                 
Performance Ratios:                
Return on average assets:                
As reported     0.26 %     0.61 %
Return on average assets, excluding unusual items     0.74 %     0.75 %
                 
Return on average common equity:                
As reported     3.52 %     8.03 %
Return on average common equity, excluding unusual items     9.87 %     9.95 %
                 
                 
 
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET
UNAUDITED
THREE MONTHS ENDED
(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)
                             
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    Average   Income/         Average   Income/      
    Balance   Expense   Yield     Balance   Expense   Yield  
ASSETS:                                    
Interest-Earning Assets:                                    
  Investments:                                    
    Taxable (1)   $ 267,890   $ 1,423   2.12 %   $ 369,741   $ 2,111   2.28 %
    Tax-exempt (1) (2)     47,262     327   2.77       47,564     386   3.25  
  Loans held for sale     4,355     48   4.40       1,661     23   5.53  
  Loans (2) (3)     1,125,490     12,107   4.30       992,617     11,706   4.72  
  Federal funds sold     100     -   0.10       100     -   0.15  
  Interest-earning deposits     66,942     41   0.24       66,318     53   0.32  
    Total interest-earning assets     1,512,039   $ 13,946   3.69 %     1,478,001   $ 14,279   3.86 %
Noninterest-Earning Assets:                                    
  Cash and due from banks     6,885                 8,466            
  Allowance for loan losses     (14,020 )               (13,648 )          
  Premises and equipment     30,350                 32,170            
  Other assets     76,251                 77,099            
    Total noninterest-earning assets     99,466                 104,087            
Total assets   $ 1,611,505               $ 1,582,088            
                                     
LIABILITIES:                                    
Interest-Bearing Deposits:                                    
  Checking   $ 346,373   $ 87   0.10 %   $ 344,560   $ 181   0.21 %
  Money markets     517,470     202   0.16       519,705     371   0.29  
  Savings     105,228     14   0.05       90,983     46   0.20  
  Certificates of deposit     180,941     528   1.17       200,158     643   1.28  
    Total interest-bearing deposits     1,150,012     831   0.29       1,155,406     1,241   0.43  
  Borrowings     12,258     95   3.10       18,860     164   3.48  
  Capital lease obligation     8,990     107   4.76       6,436     80   4.97  
  Total interest-bearing liabilities     1,171,260     1,033   0.35       1,180,702     1,485   0.50  
Noninterest-Bearing Liabilities:                                    
  Demand deposits     311,920                 268,135            
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities     8,144                 12,113            
  Total noninterest-bearing liabilities     320,064                 280,248            
Shareholders' equity     120,181                 121,138            
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,611,505               $ 1,582,088            
Net interest income         $ 12,913               $ 12,794      
  Net interest spread               3.34 %               3.36 %
  Net interest margin (4)               3.42 %               3.46 %
                                       
                                       
 
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET
UNAUDITED
THREE MONTHS ENDED
(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)
                             
    December 31, 2012     September 30, 2012  
    Average   Income/         Average   Income/      
    Balance   Expense   Yield     Balance   Expense   Yield  
ASSETS:                                    
Interest-Earning Assets:                                    
  Investments:                                    
    Taxable (1)   $ 267,890   $ 1,423   2.12 %   $ 284,440   $ 1,787   2.51 %
  Tax-exempt (1) (2)     47,262     327   2.77       44,481     322   2.90  
  Loans held for sale     4,355     48   4.40       2,829     34   4.77  
  Loans (2) (3)     1,125,490     12,107   4.30       1,098,857     11,965   4.36  
  Federal funds sold     100     -   0.10       100     -   0.10  
  Interest-earning deposits     66,942     41   0.24       53,560     27   0.20  
    Total interest-earning assets     1,512,039   $ 13,946   3.69 %     1,484,267   $ 14,135   3.81 %
Noninterest-Earning Assets:                                    
  Cash and due from banks     6,885                 5,611            
  Allowance for loan losses     (14,020 )               (14,005 )          
  Premises and equipment     30,350                 30,820            
  Other assets     76,251                 77,232            
    Total noninterest-earning assets     99,466                 99,658            
Total assets   $ 1,611,505               $ 1,583,925            
                                     
LIABILITIES:                                    
Interest-Bearing Deposits:                                    
  Checking   $ 346,373   $ 87   0.10 %   $ 334,982   $ 89   0.11 %
  Money markets     517,470     202   0.16       503,180     259   0.21  
  Savings     105,228     14   0.05       104,273     14   0.05  
  Certificates of deposit     180,941     528   1.17       188,568     550   1.17  
    Total interest-bearing deposits     1,150,012     831   0.29       1,131,003     912   0.32  
  Borrowings     12,258     95   3.10       15,281     113   2.96  
  Capital lease obligation     8,990     107   4.76       9,043     107   4.73  
  Total interest-bearing liabilities     1,171,260     1,033   0.35       1,155,327     1,132   0.39  
Noninterest-Bearing Liabilities:                                    
  Demand deposits     311,920                 305,192            
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities     8,144                 7,434            
  Total noninterest-bearing liabilities     320,064                 312,626            
Shareholders' equity     120,181                 115,972            
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,611,505               $ 1,583,925            
Net interest income         $ 12,913               $ 13,003      
  Net interest spread               3.34 %               3.42 %
  Net interest margin (4)               3.42 %               3.50 %
                                       
                                       
 
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET
UNAUDITED
TWELVE MONTHS ENDED
(Tax-Equivalent Basis, Dollars in Thousands)
                             
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    Average   Income/         Average   Income/      
    Balance   Expense   Yield     Balance   Expense   Yield  
ASSETS:                                    
Interest-Earning Assets:                                    
  Investments:                                    
    Taxable (1)   $ 303,599   $ 7,033   2.32 %   $ 369,905   $ 8,351   2.26 %
    Tax-exempt (1) (2)     46,780     1,363   2.91       39,338     1,439   3.66  
  Loans held for sale     2,487     123   4.94       880     56   6.41  
  Loans (2) (3)     1,094,696     48,112   4.40       965,716     46,716   4.84  
  Federal funds sold     100     -   0.10       100     -   0.23  
  Interest-earning deposits     41,303     98   0.24       54,664     144   0.26  
    Total interest-earning assets     1,488,965   $ 56,729   3.81 %     1,430,603   $ 56,706   3.96 %
Noninterest-Earning Assets:                                    
  Cash and due from banks     6,506                 8,260            
  Allowance for loan losses     (13,942 )               (14,561 )          
  Premises and equipment     31,049                 33,015            
  Other assets     77,048                 73,263            
    Total noninterest-earning assets     100,661                 99,977            
Total assets   $ 1,589,626               $ 1,530,580            
                                     
LIABILITIES:                                    
Interest-Bearing Deposits:                                    
  Checking   $ 336,228   $ 379   0.11 %   $ 318,446   $ 1,045   0.33 %
  Money markets     510,633     1,022   0.20       519,702     2,010   0.39  
  Savings     101,068     70   0.07       86,818     205   0.24  
  Certificates of deposit     188,918     2,237   1.18       207,892     2,815   1.35  
    Total interest-bearing deposits     1,136,847     3,708   0.33       1,132,858     6,075   0.54  
  Borrowings     25,277     548   2.17       22,622     742   3.28  
  Capital lease obligation     9,067     431   4.75       6,397     319   4.99  
  Total interest-bearing liabilities     1,171,191     4,687   0.40       1,161,877     7,136   0.61  
Noninterest-Bearing Liabilities:                                    
  Demand deposits     296,250                 243,850            
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities     6,977                 7,954            
  Total noninterest-bearing liabilities     303,227                 251,804            
Shareholders' equity     115,208                 116,899            
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,589,626               $ 1,530,580            
Net interest income         $ 52,042               $ 49,570      
  Net interest spread               3.41 %               3.35 %
  Net interest margin (4)               3.50 %               3.47 %
                                       
(1) Average balances for available for sale securities are based on amortized cost.
(2) Interest income is presented on a tax-equivalent basis using a 35 percent federal tax rate.
(3) Loans are stated net of unearned income and include nonaccrual loans.
(4) Net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis as a percentage of total average interest-earning assets.
   

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jeffrey J. Carfora
    EVP and CFO
    Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation
    T: 908-719-4308