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Thu. 21 Apr 2022, 8:00am ET Benzinga Press Releases

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 2022. For the first quarter of 2022, net income was $237.7 million, or $1.66 per diluted share, up 37% linked quarter annualized and up 16% year-over-year.

"East West had an excellent start to the year. Financial results for the first quarter of 2022 were very strong, with an acceleration of loan and revenue growth, and a 14 basis point expansion in the net interest margin to 2.87%," stated Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. "Quarter-over-quarter, our adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income1 of $320.3 million grew by 28% annualized. Our first quarter 2022 return on assets of 1.56% expanded by 17 basis points, and our return on equity of 16.5% expanded by 157 basis points sequentially."

"Total loans reached a record $43.5 billion as of March 31, 2022. Excluding the impact of the Paycheck Protection Program loans, total loans grew by $2.0 billion, or 20% linked quarter annualized, led by commercial loan growth. Total deposits grew to a record $54.9 billion as of March 31, 2022, an increase of $1.6 billion or 12% linked quarter annualized, driven by strong growth in noninterest-bearing demand deposits. Demand deposits made up 45% of our deposits as of March 31, 2022, up from 38% a year ago," continued Ng.

"The strength of East West's business model and our ability to execute are reflected in our financial achievements for the first quarter. Our loan portfolio is well-diversified, our pipelines are robust, our asset quality continues to be strong, and our balance sheet is well-positioned for a rising interest rate environment. We are optimistic about our outlook and expect to continue to deliver strong growth and earnings in 2022 and beyond," concluded Ng.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Three Months Ended

 

Qtr-o-Qtr Change

 

Yr-o-Yr Change

($ in millions)

March 31, 2022

 

$

 

% Ann.

 

$

 

%

Total Loans (incl. PPP)

$ 43,491

 

$ 1,797

17

%

 

$ 3,903

10

%

Total Loans (excl. PPP)

43,173

 

2,013

20

 

 

5,657

15

 

Total Deposits

54,938

 

1,588

12

 

 

5,391

11

 

Total Revenue

$ 495

 

$ 18

15

%

 

$ 69

16

%

Adj. Pre-tax Pre-provision Income1

320

 

21

28

 

 

59

22

 

Net Income

238

 

20

37

 

 

33

16

 

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

BALANCE SHEET

  • Record Assets – Total assets reached $62.2 billion as of March 31, 2022, up by $1.4 billion, or 9% annualized, from $60.9 billion as of December 31, 2021, driven by growth in loans. Year-over-year, total assets grew 9% from $56.9 billion as of March 31, 2021.



    First quarter 2022 average interest-earning assets of $58.7 billion declined by $251.7 million, or 2% linked quarter annualized, from $58.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was driven by declines in average interest-bearing cash and deposits with banks of $1.6 billion and assets purchased under resale agreements of $342.6 million, which were largely offset by an increase in average loans of $1.6 billion. During the first quarter of 2022, the Company moved $3.0 billion of debt securities from available-for-sale ("AFS") to held-to-maturity.
  • Record Loans – Total loans reached $43.5 billion as of March 31, 2022, up by $1.8 billion, or 17% annualized, from $41.7 billion as of December 31, 2021. Excluding Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans of $318.1 million, total loans grew by $2.0 billion, or 20% linked quarter annualized, with solid growth in all major loan categories. Year-over-year, total loans grew 10% from $39.6 billion as of March 31, 2021. Excluding PPP loans, total loans grew $5.7 billion or 15% year-over-year.



    First quarter 2022 average loans of $42.1 billion grew by $1.6 billion, or 16% linked quarter annualized. Excluding PPP loans, average loans grew by $1.8 billion, or 19% annualized, from the fourth quarter of 2021. The strongest growth was from average commercial and industrial loans (excluding PPP), which increased 30% linked quarter annualized, followed by average total commercial real estate loans, which increased 18% linked quarter annualized. Average residential mortgage loans increased 8% linked quarter annualized.
  • Record Deposits – Total deposits were $54.9 billion as of March 31, 2022, an increase of $1.6 billion, or 12% annualized, from $53.4 billion as of December 31, 2021, and up $5.4 billion or 11% from $49.5 billion as of March 31, 2021. Quarter-over-quarter, strong growth in noninterest-bearing demand deposits was partially offset by a decrease in money market accounts. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits totaled $24.9 billion as of March 31, 2022. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits made up 45% of total deposits as of March 31, 2022, up from 43% as of December 31, 2021, and from 38% as of March 31, 2021.



    First quarter 2022 average deposits of $54.0 billion declined by $290.9 million, or 2% linked quarter annualized. This was primarily driven by a decrease in average noninterest-bearing demand deposits of $586.6 million, or 10% linked quarter annualized, partially offset by increases in average interest-bearing checking deposits of $185.6 million, or 12% linked quarter annualized, and in savings deposits of $89.0 million, or 13% linked quarter annualized.
  • Strong Capital Levels – As of March 31, 2022, stockholders' equity was $5.7 billion, or $40.09 per common share, and tangible equity2 per common share was $36.76. As of March 31, 2022, the tangible equity to tangible assets ratio2 was 8.47%, the common equity tier 1 ("CET1") capital ratio was 12.6%, and the total risk-based capital ratio was 13.9%. Quarter-over-quarter, stockholders' equity declined by 2%, or $133.8 million, primarily reflecting a negative change in accumulated other comprehensive income ("AOCI") of $304.5 million and $57.6 million in common dividends declared, partially offset by $237.7 million in net income. The negative change in AOCI was primarily due to increased unrealized losses in AFS debt securities.

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

OPERATING RESULTS

First Quarter Earnings – First quarter 2022 net income was $237.7 million, or $1.66 per diluted share, an increase of 9%, or 37% annualized, from $217.8 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2021, and an increase of 16% from $205.0 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021.

First Quarter 2022 Compared to Fourth Quarter 2021

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income ("NII") totaled $415.6 million, an increase of 10% annualized from $405.7 million. Net interest margin ("NIM") of 2.87% increased by 14 basis points from 2.73%.

  • NII growth and NIM expansion were primarily driven by strong loan growth and higher loan yields. Average loan growth during the first quarter drove a favorable shift in the asset mix into higher interest earning assets. Average loans made up 72% of average interest-earning assets in the first quarter of 2022, compared with 69% in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • The average loan yield was 3.63%, up four basis points from the fourth quarter.
  • The average cost of funds of 0.12% and the average cost of deposits of 0.10% both remained unchanged from the fourth quarter. The average cost of interest-bearing deposits of 0.17% decreased by one basis point from the fourth quarter.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income totaled $79.7 million in the first quarter, an increase of $8.3 million, or 12%, from $71.5 million in the fourth quarter. Customer-driven fee income and net gains on sales of loans were $65.0 million, an increase of 3% linked quarter, or 11% annualized, from $63.3 million in the fourth quarter.

Interest rate contracts ("IRC") and other derivative income was $11.1 million in the first quarter, compared with $1.9 million in the fourth quarter. The $9.2 million quarter-over-quarter increase was largely due to a favorable change in the credit valuation adjustment, as well as higher customer-driven IRC revenue.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense totaled $189.5 million in the first quarter, compared with $210.1 million in the fourth quarter. First quarter noninterest expense consisted of $175.0 million of adjusted noninterest expense3, $13.9 million in amortization of tax credit and other investments, and $0.5 million in amortization of core deposit intangibles.

  • Adjusted noninterest expense of $175.0 million decreased by 1.5%, or 6% annualized, from $177.7 million in the fourth quarter. Reductions in legal expense and overall operating expenses, including data processing, occupancy and equipment expense, and computer software expense, more than offset increased compensation and employee benefits expense, which is typically higher in the first quarter due to higher payroll taxes and related expenses.
  • Amortization of tax credit and other investments totaled $13.9 million in the first quarter, compared with $31.8 million in the fourth quarter. Quarter-over-quarter variability in the amortization of tax credits and other investments partially reflects the impact of investments that close in a given period.
  • The adjusted efficiency ratio3 was 35.3% in the first quarter, compared with 37.2% in the fourth quarter.

TAX RELATED ITEMS

First quarter 2022 income tax expense was $60.3 million and the effective tax rate was 20.2%, compared with income tax expense of $59.3 million and an effective tax rate of 21.4% for the fourth quarter of 2021.

ASSET QUALITY

The asset quality of the loan portfolio continues to be strong.

  • The nonperforming asset ("NPA") ratio improved by two basis points quarter-over-quarter and NPAs decreased by 9%. As of March 31, 2022, NPAs were $94.4 million, or 0.15% of total assets, compared with $103.5 million, or 0.17% of total assets, as of December 31, 2021.
  • The criticized loan ratio improved by eight basis points quarter-over-quarter. As of March 31, 2022, criticized loans totaled $833.3 million, or 1.92% of loans held-for-investment ("HFI"), compared with $833.1 million, or 2.00% of loans HFI, as of December 31, 2021.
  • First quarter 2022 net charge-offs were $8.3 million, or annualized 0.08% of average loans HFI, down from $9.8 million, or annualized 0.10% of average loans HFI, for the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • The allowance for loan losses ("ALLL") totaled $545.7 million, or 1.25% of loans HFI, as of March 31, 2022, compared with $541.6 million, or 1.30% of loans HFI, as of December 31, 2021. The provision for credit losses was $8.0 million for the first quarter of 2022, compared with a reversal of $10.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 and no provision for the first quarter of 2021. The quarter-over-quarter increase in the ALLL largely reflects loan growth. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in the ALLL coverage ratio reflects improving asset quality metrics in the loan portfolio.

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

CAPITAL STRENGTH

Capital levels for East West are strong. The following table presents the regulatory capital metrics as of March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021, and March 31, 2021.

EWBC Risk-Based Capital Ratios

($ in millions)

 

March 31, 2022 (a)

 

December 31, 2021 (a)

 

March 31, 2021 (a)

 

CET1 capital ratio

 

 

12.6

%

 

 

12.8

%

 

 

12.7

%

 

Tier 1 capital ratio

 

 

12.6

%

 

 

12.8

%

 

 

12.7

%

 

Total capital ratio

 

 

13.9

%

 

 

14.1

%

 

 

14.3

%

 

Leverage ratio

 

 

9.3

%

 

 

9.0

%

 

 

9.1

%

 

Risk-Weighted Assets ("RWA") (b)

 

$

45,405

 

 

$

43,585

 

 

$

39,572

 

 

(a)

The Company has elected to use the 2020 CECL transition provision in the calculation of its March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021, and March 31, 2021 regulatory capital ratios. The Company's March 31, 2022 regulatory capital ratios and RWA are preliminary.

(b)

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 2022 dividends for the Company's common stock. The common stock cash dividend of $0.40 per share is payable on May 16, 2022, to stockholders of record on May 2, 2022.

On March 3, 2020, East West's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $500 million of East West's common stock, of which $354 million remains available. East West did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of 2022, and has not repurchased any shares since the first quarter of 2020, under this authorization.

Conference Call

East West will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2022 earnings with the public on Thursday, April 21, 2022, 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 2022 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 21, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. PT through May 21, 2022. 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: 406752.

About East West

East West Bancorp, Inc. is a public company with total assets of $62.2 billion and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "EWBC". The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California, operating over 120 locations in the United States and in China. The Company's markets in the United States include California, Georgia, Illinois, 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 forward-looking statements that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for such 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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and management may make forward-looking statements to analysts, investors, media members and others. Forward-looking statements are those that do not relate to historical facts, and that 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. These statements may relate to the Company's financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and/or business and usually can be identified by the use of forward-looking language, such as "anticipates," "assumes," "believes," "can," "continues," "could," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "goal," "intends to," "likely," "may," "might," "objective," "plans," "potential," "projects," "remains," "should," "target," "trend," "will," "would," or similar expressions, 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, include, but are not limited to: changes in the global economy, including an economic slowdown, or market disruption, level of inflation, interest rate environment, housing prices, employment levels, rate of growth and general business conditions; the impact of any future federal government shutdown and uncertainty regarding the federal government's debt limit; changes in local, regional and global business, economic and political conditions and geopolitical events; the economic, financial, reputational and other impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic including variants thereof and any other pandemic, epidemic or health-related crisis, as well as a deterioration of asset quality and an increase in credit losses due to the COVID-19 global pandemic; 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, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the SEC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation; the changes and effects thereof in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including the ongoing economic and political disputes between the U.S. and the People's Republic of China and the monetary policies of the Federal Reserve; changes in the commercial and consumer real estate markets; changes in consumer or commercial spending, savings and borrowing habits, and patterns and behaviors; fluctuations in the Company's stock price; impact from potential changes to income tax laws and regulations, federal spending and economic stimulus programs; the Company's ability to compete effectively against financial institutions in its banking markets and other entities, including as a result of emerging technologies; 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 the benchmark interest rate reform in the U.S. including the transition away from USD London Interbank Offered Rate to alternative reference rates; impact of communications or technology disruption, failure in, or breach of, the Company's operational or security systems or infrastructure, or those of third party vendors with which 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 operations due to political developments, pandemics, wars, civil unrest, terrorism or other hostilities that may disrupt or increase volatility in securities or otherwise affect business and 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, penalties and other negative consequences from regulatory violations, legal actions and 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 or other regulatory agencies and their impact on critical accounting policies and assumptions; the Company's capital requirements and its ability to generate capital internally or raise capital on favorable terms; impact on the Company's liquidity due to changes in the Company's ability to receive dividends from its subsidiaries; any future strategic acquisitions or divestitures; changes in the equity and debt securities markets; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; impact of increased focus on social, environmental and sustainability matters, which may affect the Company's operations as well as those of its customers and the economy more broadly; 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, declines in asset values and/or recognition of allowance for credit losses on securities held in the Company's debt securities portfolio; and impact of climate change, natural or man-made disasters or calamities, such as wildfires, droughts and earthquakes, all of which are particularly common in California, or other events that may directly or indirectly result in a negative impact on the Company's financial performance.

For a more detailed discussion of some of the factors that might cause such differences, see the Company's 2021 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, 2022

% or Basis Point Change

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

$

571,571

 

 

$

527,317

 

 

$

582,270

 

 

8.4

%

 

(1.8

)%

 

 

Interest-bearing cash with banks

 

 

3,277,129

 

 

 

3,385,618

 

 

 

4,036,863

 

 

(3.2

)

 

(18.8

)

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

3,848,700

 

 

 

3,912,935

 

 

 

4,619,133

 

 

(1.6

)

 

(16.7

)

 

 

Interest-bearing deposits with banks

 

 

816,125

 

 

 

736,492

 

 

 

741,923

 

 

10.8

 

 

10.0

 

 

 

Assets purchased under resale agreements ("resale agreements")

 

 

1,956,822

 

 

 

2,353,503

 

 

 

2,160,038

 

 

(16.9

)

 

(9.4

)

 

 

Available-for-sale ("AFS") debt securities (amortized cost of $7,091,581, $10,087,179 and $7,904,546)

 

 

6,729,431

 

 

 

9,965,353

 

 

 

7,789,213

 

 

(32.5

)

 

(13.6

)

 

 

Held-to-maturity ("HTM") debt securities, at amortized cost (fair value of $2,815,968 in 2022)

 

 

2,997,702

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0

 

 

100.0

 

 

 

Loans held-for-sale ("HFS")

 

 

631

 

 

 

635

 

 

 

 

 

(0.6

)

 

100.0

 

 

 

Loans held-for-investment (''HFI'') (net of allowance for loan losses of $545,685, $541,579 and $607,506)

 

 

42,944,997

 

 

 

41,152,202

 

 

 

38,981,242

 

 

4.4

 

 

10.2

 

 

 

Investments in qualified affordable housing partnerships, tax credit and other investments, net

 

 

607,985

 

 

 

628,263

 

 

 

646,300

 

 

(3.2

)

 

(5.9

)

 

 

Goodwill

 

 

465,697

 

 

 

465,697

 

 

 

465,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

102,491

 

 

 

98,632

 

 

 

94,483

 

 

3.9

 

 

8.5

 

 

 

Other assets

 

 

1,770,875

 

 

 

1,556,989

 

 

 

1,376,117

 

 

13.7

 

 

28.7

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

62,241,456

 

 

$

60,870,701

 

 

$

56,874,146

 

 

2.3

%

 

9.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits

 

$

54,938,361

 

 

$

53,350,532

 

 

$

49,547,136

 

 

3.0

%

 

10.9

%

 

 

FHLB advances

 

 

74,619

 

 

 

249,331

 

 

 

653,035

 

 

(70.1

)

 

(88.6

)

 

 

Assets sold under repurchase agreements ("repurchase agreements")

 

 

300,000

 

 

 

300,000

 

 

 

300,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

 

152,227

 

 

 

151,997

 

 

 

152,195

 

 

0.2

 

 

0.0

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

109,656

 

 

 

105,534

 

 

 

101,828

 

 

3.9

 

 

7.7

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

963,137

 

 

 

876,089

 

 

 

834,925

 

 

9.9

 

 

15.4

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

56,538,000

 

 

 

55,033,483

 

 

 

51,589,119

 

 

2.7

 

 

9.6

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

5,703,456

 

 

 

5,837,218

 

 

 

5,285,027

 

 

(2.3

)

 

7.9

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

62,241,456

 

 

$

60,870,701

 

 

$

56,874,146

 

 

2.3

%

 

9.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

 

$

40.09

 

 

$

41.13

 

 

$

37.26

 

 

(2.5

) %

 

7.6

%

 

 

Tangible equity (1) per common share

 

$

36.76

 

 

$

37.79

 

 

$

33.90

 

 

(2.7

)

 

8.4

 

 

 

Number of common shares at period-end

 

 

142,257

 

 

 

141,908

 

 

 

141,843

 

 

0.2

 

 

0.3

 

 

 

Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio (1)

 

 

8.47

%

 

 

8.88

%

 

 

8.53

%

 

(41

)

bps

(6

)bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

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

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

TOTAL LOANS AND DEPOSITS DETAIL

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

% Change

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

��

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial and industrial ("C&I") (1)

 

$

14,838,134

 

 

$

14,150,608

 

 

$

14,081,110

 

 

4.9

%

 

5.4

%

 

Commercial real estate ("CRE"):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

 

12,636,787

 

 

 

12,155,047

 

 

 

11,563,034

 

 

4.0

 

 

9.3

 

 

Multifamily residential

 

 

3,894,463

 

 

 

3,675,605

 

 

 

3,066,515

 

 

6.0

 

 

27.0

 

 

Construction and land

 

 

443,836

 

 

 

346,486

 

 

 

459,254

 

 

28.1

 

 

(3.4

)

 

Total CRE

 

 

16,975,086

 

 

 

16,177,138

 

 

 

15,088,803

 

 

4.9

 

 

12.5

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-family residential

 

 

9,283,429

 

 

 

9,093,702

 

 

 

8,524,287

 

 

2.1

 

 

8.9

 

 

Home equity lines of credit ("HELOCs")

 

 

2,266,634

 

 

 

2,144,821

 

 

 

1,749,172

 

 

5.7

 

 

29.6

 

 

Total residential mortgage

 

 

11,550,063

 

 

 

11,238,523

 

 

 

10,273,459

 

 

2.8

 

 

12.4

 

 

Other consumer

 

 

127,399

 

 

 

127,512

 

 

 

145,376

 

 

(0.1

)

 

(12.4

)

Total loans HFI (2)

 

 

43,490,682

 

 

 

41,693,781

 

 

 

39,588,748

 

 

4.3

 

 

9.9

 

Loans HFS

 

 

631

 

 

 

635

 

 

 

 

 

(0.6

)

 

100.0

 

 

Total loans (1)(2)

 

 

43,491,313

 

 

 

41,694,416

 

 

 

39,588,748

 

 

4.3

 

 

9.9

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(545,685

)

 

 

(541,579

)

 

 

(607,506

)

 

0.8

 

 

(10.2

)

 

Net loans (2)

 

$

42,945,628

 

 

$

41,152,837

 

 

$

38,981,242

 

 

4.4

 

 

10.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing demand

 

$

24,927,768

 

 

$

22,845,464

 

 

$

18,919,298

 

 

9.1

%

 

31.8

%

 

Interest-bearing checking

 

 

6,774,826

 

 

 

6,524,721

 

 

 

7,005,693

 

 

3.8

 

 

(3.3

)

 

Money market

 

 

12,108,432

 

 

 

13,130,300

 

 

 

12,218,957

 

 

(7.8

)

 

(0.9

)

 

Savings

 

 

2,897,248

 

 

 

2,888,065

 

 

 

2,604,355

 

 

0.3

 

 

11.2

 

 

Time deposits

 

 

8,230,087

 

 

 

7,961,982

 

 

 

8,798,833

 

 

3.4

 

 

(6.5

)

 

Total deposits

 

$

54,938,361

 

 

$

53,350,532

 

 

$

49,547,136

 

 

3.0

%

 

10.9

%

 

(1)

Includes $318.1 million, $534.2 million and $2.07 billion of Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans as of March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively. Excluding PPP loans, total loans were $43.17 billion, $41.16 billion and $37.52 billion as of March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively.

(2)

Includes net deferred loan fees, unearned fees, unamortized premiums and unaccreted discounts of $(42.7) million, $(50.7) million and $(76.9) million as of March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021, 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, 2022

% Change

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Interest and dividend income (1)

 

$

432,029

 

$

422,708

 

 

$

381,386

 

2.2

%

 

13.3

%

Interest expense

 

 

16,416

 

 

17,011

 

 

 

27,691

 

(3.5

)

 

(40.7

)

Net interest income before provision for (reversal of) credit losses

 

 

415,613

 

 

405,697

 

 

 

353,695

 

2.4

 

 

17.5

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses

 

 

8,000

 

 

(10,000

)

 

 

 

(180.0

)

 

100.0

 

Net interest income after provision for (reversal of) credit losses

 

 

407,613

 

 

415,697

 

 

 

353,695

 

(1.9

)

 

15.2

 

Noninterest income

 

 

79,743

 

 

71,489

 

 

 

72,866

 

11.5

 

 

9.4

 

Noninterest expense

 

 

189,450

 

 

210,105

 

 

 

191,077

 

(9.8

)

 

(0.9

)

Income before income taxes

 

 

297,906

 

 

277,081

 

 

 

235,484

 

7.5

 

 

26.5

 

Income tax expense

 

 

60,254

 

 

59,285

 

 

 

30,490

 

1.6

 

 

97.6

 

Net income

 

$

237,652

 

$

217,796

 

 

$

204,994

 

9.1

%

 

15.9

%

Earnings per share ("EPS")

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

 

$

1.67

 

$

1.53

 

 

$

1.45

 

9.0

%

 

15.6

%

- Diluted

 

$

1.66

 

$

1.52

 

 

$

1.44

 

9.2

 

 

15.6

 

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

 

 

142,025

 

 

141,907

 

 

 

141,646

 

0.1

%

 

0.3

%

- Diluted

 

 

143,223

 

 

143,323

 

 

 

142,844

 

(0.1

)

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2022

% Change

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Noninterest income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lending fees

 

$

19,438

 

$

20,739

 

 

$

18,357

 

(6.3

) %

 

5.9

%

 

Deposit account fees

 

 

20,315

 

 

20,028

 

 

 

15,383

 

1.4

 

 

32.1

 

 

Interest rate contracts and other derivative income

 

 

11,133

 

 

1,932

 

 

 

16,997

 

476.2

 

 

(34.5

)

 

Foreign exchange income

 

 

12,699

 

 

13,343

 

 

 

9,526

 

(4.8

)

 

33.3

 

 

Wealth management fees

 

 

6,052

 

 

5,291

 

 

 

6,911

 

14.4

 

 

(12.4

)

 

Net gains on sales of loans

 

 

2,922

 

 

2,308

 

 

 

1,781

 

26.6

 

 

64.1

 

 

Gains on sales of AFS debt securities

 

 

1,278

 

 

390

 

 

 

192

 

227.7

 

 

565.6

 

 

Other investment income

 

 

1,627

 

 

2,982

 

 

 

925

 

(45.4

)

 

75.9

 

 

Other income

 

 

4,279

 

 

4,476

 

 

 

2,794

 

(4.4

)

 

53.1

 

Total noninterest income

 

$

79,743

 

$

71,489

 

 

$

72,866

 

11.5

%

 

9.4

%

Noninterest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and employee benefits

 

$

116,269

 

$

114,743

 

 

$

107,808

 

1.3

%

 

7.8

%

 

Occupancy and equipment expense

 

 

15,464

 

 

15,846

 

 

 

15,922

 

(2.4

)

 

(2.9

)

 

Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments

 

 

4,717

 

 

4,772

 

 

 

3,876

 

(1.2

)

 

21.7

 

 

Deposit account expense

 

 

4,693

 

 

4,307

 

 

 

3,892

 

9.0

 

 

20.6

 

 

Data processing

 

 

3,665

 

 

4,175

 

 

 

4,478

 

(12.2

)

 

(18.2

)

 

Computer software expense

 

 

7,294

 

 

7,494

 

 

 

7,159

 

(2.7

)

 

1.9

 

 

Consulting expense

 

 

1,833

 

 

1,539

 

 

 

1,475

 

19.1

 

 

24.3

 

 

Legal expense

 

 

718

 

 

2,175

 

 

 

1,502

 

(67.0

)

 

(52.2

)

 

Other operating expense

 

 

20,897

 

 

23,254

 

 

 

19,607

 

(10.1

)

 

6.6

 

 

Amortization of tax credit and other investments

 

 

13,900

 

 

31,800

 

 

 

25,358

 

(56.3

)

 

(45.2

)

Total noninterest expense

 

$

189,450

 

$

210,105

 

 

$

191,077

 

(9.8

) %

 

(0.9

) %

 

(1)

Includes $5.2 million, $9.6 million and $15.0 million of interest income related to PPP loans for the three months ended March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 4

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2022

% Change

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

 

Yr-o-Yr

Loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&I (1)

 

$

14,271,902

 

$

13,592,203

 

$

13,693,869

 

5.0

%

 

4.2

%

 

CRE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRE

 

 

12,279,365

 

 

11,954,535

 

 

11,325,679

 

2.7

 

 

8.4

 

 

Multifamily residential

 

 

3,749,571

 

 

3,434,274

 

 

3,042,079

 

9.2

 

 

23.3

 

 

Construction and land

 

 

392,923

 

 

340,940

 

 

549,337

 

15.2

 

 

(28.5

)

 

Total CRE

 

 

16,421,859

 

 

15,729,749

 

 

14,917,095

 

4.4

 

 

10.1

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-family residential

 

 

9,111,188

 

 

9,031,677

 

 

8,315,052

 

0.9

 

 

9.6

 

 

HELOCs

 

 

2,183,080

 

 

2,052,383

 

 

1,666,233

 

6.4

 

 

31.0

 

 

Total residential mortgage

 

 

11,294,268

 

 

11,084,060

 

 

9,981,285

 

1.9

 

 

13.2

 

 

Other consumer

 

 

124,389

 

 

126,557

 

 

137,058

 

(1.7

)

 

(9.2

)

 

Total loans (2)

 

$

42,112,418

 

$

40,532,569

 

$

38,729,307

 

3.9

%

 

8.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-earning assets

 

$

58,692,366

 

$

58,944,082

 

$

52,852,045

 

(0.4

)%

 

11.1

%

Total assets

 

$

61,758,048

 

$

62,183,137

 

$

55,594,283

 

(0.7

)%

 

11.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

��

Noninterest-bearing demand

 

$

23,432,746

 

$

24,019,333

 

$

18,093,696

 

(2.4

)%

 

29.5

%

 

Interest-bearing checking

 

 

6,648,065

 

 

6,462,471

 

 

6,393,034

 

2.9

 

 

4.0

 

 

Money market

 

 

12,913,336

 

 

12,920,174

 

 

11,573,847

 

(0.1

)

 

11.6

 

 

Savings

 

 

2,930,309

 

 

2,841,352

 

 

2,674,476

 

3.1

 

 

9.6

 

 

Time deposits

 

 

8,100,890

 

 

8,072,917

 

 

9,112,662

 

0.3

 

 

(11.1

)

 

Total deposits

 

$

54,025,346

 

$

54,316,247

 

$

47,847,715

 

(0.5

)%

 

12.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities

 

$

31,218,479

 

$

31,011,536

 

$

30,863,568

 

0.7

%

 

1.1

%

Stockholders' equity

 

$

5,842,615

 

$

5,786,237

 

$

5,338,098

 

1.0

%

 

9.5

%

 

(1)

Average balances of PPP loans were $410.6 million, $677.2 million and $1.93 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021, 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, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

 

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

 

$

4,466,012

 

 

$

3,260

 

0.30

%

 

$

6,050,870

 

 

$

3,750

 

0.25

%

 

Resale agreements

 

 

2,097,998

 

 

 

8,383

 

1.62

%

 

 

2,440,636

 

 

 

9,162

 

1.49

%

 

AFS debt securities

 

 

7,969,795

 

 

 

34,469

 

1.75

%

 

 

9,842,691

 

 

 

42,367

 

1.71

%

 

HTM debt securities

 

 

1,968,568

 

 

 

8,198

 

1.69

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

Loans (2)

 

 

42,112,418

 

 

 

377,110

 

3.63

%

 

 

40,532,569

 

 

 

366,936

 

3.59

%

 

FHLB and FRB stock

 

 

77,575

 

 

 

609

 

3.18

%

 

 

77,316

 

 

 

493

 

2.53

%

 

Total interest-earning assets

 

 

58,692,366

 

 

 

432,029

 

2.99

%

 

 

58,944,082

 

 

 

422,708

 

2.85

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

 

641,882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

652,126

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(543,345

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(558,645

)

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

 

2,967,145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,145,574

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

61,758,048

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

62,183,137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking deposits

 

$

6,648,065

 

 

$

1,402

 

0.09

%

 

$

6,462,471

 

 

$

1,846

 

0.11

%

 

Money market deposits

 

 

12,913,336

 

 

 

3,203

 

0.10

%

 

 

12,920,174

 

 

 

3,172

 

0.10

%

 

Savings deposits

 

 

2,930,309

 

 

 

1,704

 

0.24

%

 

 

2,841,352

 

 

 

1,734

 

0.24

%

 

Time deposits

 

 

8,100,890

 

 

 

6,680

 

0.33

%

 

 

8,072,917

 

 

 

6,617

 

0.33

%

 

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

 

 

1,866

 

 

 

9

 

1.96

%

 

 

730

 

 

 

 

%

 

FHLB advances

 

 

160,018

 

 

 

578

 

1.46

%

 

 

249,048

 

 

 

856

 

1.36

%

 

Repurchase agreements

 

 

311,984

 

 

 

2,016

 

2.62

%

 

 

313,075

 

 

 

2,018

 

2.56

%

 

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

 

152,011

 

 

 

824

 

2.20

%

 

 

151,769

 

 

 

768

 

2.01

%

 

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

 

31,218,479

 

 

 

16,416

 

0.21

%

 

 

31,011,536

 

 

 

17,011

 

0.22

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

 

 

23,432,746

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,019,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

1,264,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,366,031

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

5,842,615

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,786,237

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

61,758,048

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

62,183,137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

 

 

 

2.78

%

 

 

 

 

 

2.63

%

Net interest income and net interest margin

 

 

 

$

415,613

 

2.87

%

 

 

 

$

405,697

 

2.73

%

 

(1)

Annualized.

(2)

Includes loans HFS. Average balances of PPP loans were $410.6 million and $677.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTER-TO-DATE AVERAGE BALANCES, YIELDS AND RATES

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 6

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2022

 

March 31, 2021

 

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

 

$

4,466,012

 

 

$

3,260

 

0.30

%

 

$

6,117,799

 

 

$

3,632

 

0.24

%

 

Resale agreements

 

 

2,097,998

 

 

 

8,383

 

1.62

%

 

 

1,461,900

 

 

 

6,099

 

1.69

%

 

AFS debt securities

 

 

7,969,795

 

 

 

34,469

 

1.75

%

 

 

6,459,875

 

 

 

29,100

 

1.83

%

 

HTM debt securities

 

 

1,968,568

 

 

 

8,198

 

1.69

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

Loans (2)

 

 

42,112,418

 

 

 

377,110

 

3.63

%

 

 

38,729,307

 

 

 

342,008

 

3.58

%

 

FHLB and FRB stock

 

 

77,575

 

 

 

609

 

3.18

%

 

 

83,164

 

 

 

547

 

2.67

%

 

Total interest-earning assets

 

 

58,692,366

 

 

 

432,029

 

2.99

%

 

 

52,852,045

 

 

 

381,386

 

2.93

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-earning assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

 

641,882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

580,277

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(543,345

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(618,589

)

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

 

2,967,145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,780,550

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

61,758,048

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

55,594,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking deposits

 

$

6,648,065

 

 

$

1,402

 

0.09

%

 

$

6,393,034

 

 

$

4,214

 

0.27

%

 

Money market deposits

 

 

12,913,336

 

 

 

3,203

 

0.10

%

 

 

11,573,847

 

 

 

4,711

 

0.17

%

 

Savings deposits

 

 

2,930,309

 

 

 

1,704

 

0.24

%

 

 

2,674,476

 

 

 

1,741

 

0.26

%

 

Time deposits

 

 

8,100,890

 

 

 

6,680

 

0.33

%

 

 

9,112,662

 

 

 

11,156

 

0.50

%

 

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

 

 

1,866

 

 

 

9

 

1.96

%

 

 

4,703

 

 

 

42

 

3.62

%

 

FHLB advances

 

 

160,018

 

 

 

578

 

1.46

%

 

 

652,758

 

 

 

3,069

 

1.91

%

 

Repurchase agreements

 

 

311,984

 

 

 

2,016

 

2.62

%

 

 

300,000

 

 

 

1,978

 

2.67

%

 

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

 

 

152,011

 

 

 

824

 

2.20

%

 

 

152,088

 

 

 

780

 

2.08

%

 

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

 

31,218,479

 

 

 

16,416

 

0.21

%

 

 

30,863,568

 

 

 

27,691

 

0.36

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing liabilities and stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand deposits

 

 

23,432,746

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,093,696

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

1,264,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,298,921

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

5,842,615

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,338,098

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

61,758,048

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

55,594,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

 

 

 

 

2.78

%

 

 

 

 

 

2.57

%

Net interest income and net interest margin

 

 

 

$

415,613

 

2.87

%

 

 

 

$

353,695

 

2.71

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized.

(2)

Includes loans HFS. Average balances of PPP loans were $410.6 million and $1.93 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED RATIOS

(unaudited)

Table 7

 

 

 

Three Months Ended (1)

 

March 31, 2022

Basis Point Change

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

 

Qtr-o-Qtr

Yr-o-Yr

 

Return on average assets

 

1.56

%

 

1.39

%

 

1.50

%

 

17

bps

6

bps

 

Return on average equity

 

16.50

%

 

14.93

%

 

15.57

%

 

157

 

93

 

 

Return on average tangible equity (2)

 

18.00

%

 

16.32

%

 

17.17

%

 

168

 

83

 

 

Interest rate spread

 

2.78

%

 

2.63

%

 

2.57

%

 

15

 

21

 

 

Net interest margin

 

2.87

%

 

2.73

%

 

2.71

%

 

14

 

16

 

 

Average loan yield

 

3.63

%

 

3.59

%

 

3.58

%

 

4

 

5

 

 

Yield on average interest-earning assets

 

2.99

%

 

2.85

%

 

2.93

%

 

14

 

6

 

 

Average cost of interest-bearing deposits

 

0.17

%

 

0.18

%

 

0.30

%

 

(1

)

(13

)

 

Average cost of deposits

 

0.10

%

 

0.10

%

 

0.18

%

 

 

(8

)

 

Average cost of funds

 

0.12

%

 

0.12

%

 

0.23

%

 

 

(11

)

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (3)

 

2.10

%

 

1.91

%

 

1.91

%

 

19

 

19

 

 

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (3)

 

1.15

%

 

1.13

%

 

1.20

%

 

2

 

(5

)

 

Efficiency ratio

 

38.25

%

 

44.03

%

 

44.79

%

 

(578

)

(654

)

 

Adjusted efficiency ratio (3)

 

35.34

%

 

37.24

%

 

38.68

%

 

(190

)bps

(334

)bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized except for efficiency ratio.

(2)

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

(3)

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

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, 2022

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

Total CRE

 

Total Residential Mortgage

 

Other Consumer

 

Total

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2021

 

 

$

338,252

 

 

$

180,808

 

 

$

20,595

 

$

1,924

 

 

$

541,579

 

Provision for credit losses on loans

(a)

 

 

9,262

 

 

 

1,658

 

 

 

1,225

 

 

107

 

 

 

12,252

 

Gross charge-offs

 

 

 

(11,188

)

 

 

(399

)

 

 

 

 

(46

)

 

 

(11,633

)

Gross recoveries

 

 

 

3,002

 

 

 

229

 

 

 

138

 

 

 

 

 

3,369

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

 

(8,186

)

 

 

(170

)

 

 

138

 

 

(46

)

 

 

(8,264

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

118

 

Allowance for loan losses, March 31, 2022

 

 

$

339,446

 

 

$

182,296

 

 

$

21,958

 

$

1,985

 

 

$

545,685

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2021

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

Total CRE

 

Total Residential Mortgage

 

Other Consumer

 

Total

Allowance for loan losses, September 30, 2021

 

 

$

342,142

 

 

$

192,260

 

 

$

21,684

 

 

$

4,318

 

 

$

560,404

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses on loans

(a)

 

 

2,397

 

 

 

(9,416

)

 

 

(1,519

)

 

 

(940

)

 

 

(9,478

)

Gross charge-offs

 

 

 

(12,328

)

 

 

(2,872

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,454

)

 

 

(16,654

)

Gross recoveries

 

 

 

5,605

 

 

 

836

 

 

 

430

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,871

 

Total net (charge-offs) recoveries

 

 

 

(6,723

)

 

 

(2,036

)

 

 

430

 

 

 

(1,454

)

 

 

(9,783

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

436

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

436

 

Allowance for loan losses, December 31, 2021

 

 

$

338,252

 

 

$

180,808

 

 

$

20,595

 

 

$

1,924

 

 

$

541,579

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

Commercial

 

Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Unfunded Credit Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

$

27,514

 

 

$

28,036

 

 

$

33,577

 

Reversal of credit losses on unfunded credit commitments

(b)

 

 

(4,252

)

 

 

(522

)

 

 

(1,048

)

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

 

 

$

23,262

 

 

$

27,514

 

 

$

32,529

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for (reversal of) credit losses

(a)+(b)

 

$

8,000

 

 

$

(10,000

)

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Included in Accrued expenses 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, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Special mention loans

 

$

402,704

 

 

$

384,694

 

 

$

504,226

 

Classified loans

 

 

430,633

 

 

 

448,362

 

 

 

712,693

 

Total criticized loans

 

$

833,337

 

 

$

833,056

 

 

$

1,216,919

 

 

 

 

Nonperforming Assets

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Nonaccrual loans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&I

 

$

51,773

 

 

$

59,023

 

 

$

125,536

 

 

Total CRE

 

 

9,827

 

 

 

9,942

 

 

 

74,727

 

Consumer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total residential mortgage

 

 

23,197

 

 

 

24,164

 

 

 

29,173

 

 

Other consumer

 

 

37

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

2,526

 

 

Total nonaccrual loans

 

 

84,834

 

 

 

93,181

 

 

 

231,962

 

Other real estate owned, net

 

 

 

 

 

363

 

 

 

15,824

 

Other nonperforming assets

 

 

9,548

 

 

 

9,938

 

 

 

10,360

 

 

Total nonperforming assets

 

$

94,382

 

 

$

103,482

 

 

$

258,146

 

 

 

 

Credit Quality Ratios

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Annualized quarterly net charge-offs to average loans HFI

 

 

0.08

%

 

 

0.10

%

 

 

0.14

%

Special mention loans to loans HFI

 

 

0.93

%

 

 

0.92

%

 

 

1.27

%

Classified loans to loans HFI

 

 

0.99

%

 

 

1.08

%

 

 

1.80

%

Criticized loans to loans HFI

 

 

1.92

%

 

 

2.00

%

 

 

3.07

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

 

 

0.15

%

 

 

0.17

%

 

 

0.45

%

Nonaccrual loans to loans HFI

 

 

0.20

%

 

 

0.22

%

 

 

0.59

%

Allowance for loan losses to loans HFI

 

 

1.25

%

 

 

1.30

%

 

 

1.53

%

 

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 10

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

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Net interest income before provision for (reversal of) credit losses

 

(a)

 

$

415,613

 

 

$

405,697

 

 

$

353,695

 

Total noninterest income

 

 

 

 

79,743

 

 

 

71,489

 

 

 

72,866

 

Total revenue

 

(b)

 

$

495,356

 

 

$

477,186

 

 

$

426,561

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense

 

(c)

 

$

189,450

 

 

$

210,105

 

 

$

191,077

 

Less: Amortization of tax credit and other investments

 

 

 

 

(13,900

)

 

 

(31,800

)

 

 

(25,358

)

Amortization of core deposit intangibles

 

 

 

 

(511

)

 

 

(602

)

 

 

(732

)

Adjusted noninterest expense

 

(d)

 

$

175,039

 

 

$

177,703

 

 

$

164,987

 

Efficiency ratio

 

(c)/(b)

 

 

38.25

%

 

 

44.03

%

 

 

44.79

%

Adjusted efficiency ratio

 

(d)/(b)

 

 

35.34

%

 

 

37.24

%

 

 

38.68

%

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision income

 

(b)-(d) = (e)

 

$

320,317

 

 

$

299,483

 

 

$

261,574

 

Average total assets

 

(f)

 

$

61,758,048

 

 

$

62,183,137

 

 

$

55,594,283

 

Adjusted pre-tax, pre-provision profitability ratio (1)

 

(e)/(f)

 

 

2.10

%

 

 

1.91

%

 

 

1.91

%

Adjusted noninterest expense/average assets (1)

 

(d)/(f)

 

 

1.15

%

 

 

1.13

%

 

 

1.20

%

 

(1)

Annualized.

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

($ in thousands)

(unaudited)

Table 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Stockholders' equity

 

(a)

 

$

5,703,456

 

 

$

5,837,218

 

 

$

5,285,027

 

Less: Goodwill

 

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

Other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

 

(9,044

)

 

 

(9,334

)

 

 

(11,151

)

Tangible equity

 

(b)

 

$

5,228,715

 

 

$

5,362,187

 

 

$

4,808,179

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

(c)

 

$

62,241,456

 

 

$

60,870,701

 

 

$

56,874,146

 

Less: Goodwill

 

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

Other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

 

(9,044

)

 

 

(9,334

)

 

 

(11,151

)

Tangible assets

 

(d)

 

$

61,766,715

 

 

$

60,395,670

 

 

$

56,397,298

 

Total stockholders' equity to total assets ratio

 

(a)/(c)

 

 

9.16

%

 

 

9.59

%

 

 

9.29

%

Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio

 

(b)/(d)

 

 

8.47

%

 

 

8.88

%

 

 

8.53

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted return on average tangible equity represents tangible net income divided by average tangible equity. Tangible net income excludes the after-tax impacts of the amortization of core deposit intangibles and mortgage servicing 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

March 31, 2021

Net income

 

 

 

$

237,652

 

 

$

217,796

 

 

$

204,994

 

Add: Amortization of core deposit intangibles

 

 

 

 

511

 

 

 

602

 

 

 

732

 

Amortization of mortgage servicing assets

 

 

 

 

392

 

 

 

415

 

 

 

414

 

Tax effect of amortization adjustments (2)

 

 

 

 

(260

)

 

 

(293

)

 

 

(325

)

Tangible net income

 

(e)

 

$

238,295

 

 

$

218,520

 

 

$

205,815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average stockholders' equity

 

 

 

$

5,842,615

 

 

$

5,786,237

 

 

$

5,338,098

 

Less: Average goodwill

 

 

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

 

 

(465,697

)

Average other intangible assets (1)

 

 

 

 

(9,207

)

 

 

(9,611

)

 

 

(11,594

)

Average tangible equity

 

(f)

 

$

5,367,711

 

 

$

5,310,929

 

 

$

4,860,807

 

Adjusted return on average tangible equity (3)

 

(e)/(f)

 

 

18.00

%

 

 

16.32

%

 

 

17.17

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Includes core deposit intangibles and mortgage servicing assets.

(2)

Applied statutory tax rate of 28.77% for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, and 28.37% for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

(3)

Annualized.