Community West Bancshares Earns $2.6 Million, or $0.30 Per Diluted Share, in Second Quarter 2022; Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.075 Per Common Share

Jul 29th, 2022 9:00 EST

GOLETA, Calif., July 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Community West Bancshares (“Community West” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ: CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $2.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $3.6 million, or $0.41 diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021, and $4.0 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022. For the first six months of 2022, the Company reported net income of $6.6 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to $6.6 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2021.

Earnings for the second quarter of 2022 were impacted by a $252,000 provision for loan losses as a result of quarterly loan growth. This compared to a $284,000 negative provision expense recorded during the preceding quarter. Preceding quarter results were also enhanced by a $549,000 tax exempt payout on a Bank Owned Life Insurance (“BOLI”) policy and collection and legal expense recovery of $992,000 as a result of a loan legal settlement.

Results for the second quarter of 2022 compared to the year ago quarter reflect lower interest and fees on Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans, due to lower PPP loan forgiveness as the program nears its conclusion. The PPP interest and fees recognized in the second quarter of 2022 were $146,000 compared to $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2021.

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per common share, payable August 31, 2022 to common shareholders of record on August 12, 2022.

“Our earnings for the second quarter included strong loan growth and net interest income expansion, as we continue to broaden our presence throughout California’s Central Coast,” stated Martin E. Plourd, President & Chief Executive Officer of Community West Bancshares. “Total loans increased 2.5% during the quarter, or 10% annually, reflecting increases in the commercial real estate and manufactured housing loan portfolios. Additionally, our net interest margin improved substantially on a linked quarter basis improving 15 basis points to 4.01% as we took advantage of interest rate increases enacted by the Federal Reserve and invested cash balances into higher yielding securities. We remain well positioned to benefit further from any anticipated rate increases in the months ahead.”

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:

  • Net income was $2.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share in the second quarter, compared to $4.0 million, or $0.45 per diluted share in first quarter 2022, and $3.6 million, or $0.41 per diluted share in second quarter 2021.
  • Net interest income was $11.0 million for second quarter 2022, and $10.7 million in first quarter 2022 and second quarter 2021.
  • Net interest margin was 4.01% for the second quarter, compared to 3.86% in first quarter 2022, and 4.24% in second quarter 2021.
  • Return on average assets was 0.92%, compared to 1.39% in first quarter 2022, and 1.37% in second quarter 2021.
  • Return on average equity was 9.92%, compared to 15.52% in first quarter 2022, and 15.18% in second quarter 2021.
  • The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $252,000 for second quarter 2022, compared to a negative provision expense of $284,000 for first quarter 2022, and a negative provision expense of $41,000 in second quarter of 2021.
  • The Allowance for Loan Losses (“ALL”) was 1.22% of total loans held for investment at June 30, 2022, and 1.23% of total loans held for investment, excluding the $2.9 million of SBA PPP loans which are 100% guaranteed by the SBA.*
  • Non-interest-bearing demand deposits increased $10.6 million to $236.7 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $226.1 million at March 31, 2022, and increased $34.4 million compared to $202.3 million at June 30, 2021.
  • Book value per common share increased to $12.32 at June 30, 2022, compared to $12.07 at March 31, 2022, and $11.11 at June 30, 2021.
  • The Bank’s Tier 1 leverage ratio was 9.30% at June 30, 2022, compared to 8.88% at March 31, 2022, and 8.94% at June 30, 2021.
  • Net non-accrual loans improved to $379,000 at June 30, 2022, compared to $536,000 at March 31, 2022, and $1.8 million at June 30, 2021.

*Non GAAP

Income Statement

Net interest income totaled $11.0 million in second quarter 2022, compared to $10.7 million in both the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021. The Company recognized $146,000 of income in interest and net fees related to PPP loans during the second quarter, compared to $399,000 of income in interest and net fees during first quarter 2022, and $1.1 million for second quarter 2021. As of June 30, 2022, there was $17,000 remaining in net unrecognized fees related to PPP loans that will be recognized as income through amortization or once the loans are either paid off or forgiven by the SBA. In the first six months of 2022, net interest income increased 4.9% to $21.7 million, compared to $20.7 million in the first six months of 2021.

Net interest margin was 4.01% for second quarter 2022, a 15-basis point increase compared to first quarter 2022, and a 23-basis point contraction compared to second quarter 2021. “During the second quarter, we continued deploying excess cash into securities and higher yielding cash equivalents, which had a significant impact on net interest margin compared to the prior quarter,” said Richard Pimentel, Chief Financial Officer. Lower deposit rates also contributed to net interest margin expansion during the quarter, primarily due to the shifting deposit mix and outflows of higher costing deposits. The cost of funds for the second quarter decreased 2-basis points to 0.28%, compared to 0.30% for the preceding quarter, and improved by 13-basis points compared to 0.41% for the second quarter of 2021. PPP loans, including fees, accounted for 3-basis points of net interest margin for the second quarter compared to 10-basis points in first quarter 2022, and 10-basis points in second quarter 2021. In the first six months of 2022, the net interest margin was 3.93%, compared to 4.22% in the first six months of 2021.

Non-interest income totaled $1.1 million in second quarter 2022, compared to $1.3 million in first quarter 2022, and $872,000 in second quarter 2021. Other income was $323,000 in the second quarter 2022 compared to $796,000 in the first quarter 2022. The decline in other income was due to a $549,000 tax exempt payout on a BOLI policy that was paid in the first quarter partially offset by a $104,000 gain from the sale of a previously foreclosed asset. Other loan fees were $377,000 for the second quarter, compared to $246,000 in first quarter 2022 and $310,000 in second quarter 2021. Gain on sale of loans was $136,000 in the second quarter, compared to $60,000 in the first quarter of 2022 and $130,000 in second quarter 2021. Non-interest income increased 32.4% to $2.3 million in the first six months of 2022, compared to $1.8 million in the first six months of 2021. The increase was primarily due to the BOLI policy payout and gain on sale of a previously foreclosed asset during the first quarter discussed above partially offset by $52,000 in lower gain on sale and $22,000 less in loan and document processing fees.

Non-interest expense totaled $8.1 million in second quarter 2022, compared to $7.0 million in the first quarter of 2022, and $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2021. Non-interest expense for the prior quarter reflects a collection and legal expense recovery of $992,000 as a result of a legal settlement. Salaries and employee benefits, the Company’s largest component of non-interest expense, increased $45,000 compared to first quarter 2022, and increased $531,000 compared to second quarter 2021 due to increased pressure on wages and benefits as a result of increased inflation and low unemployment. The Company’s efficiency ratio was 67.26% for second quarter, compared to 57.97% for first quarter 2022, and 57.70% for second quarter 2021. In the first six months of 2022, non-interest expense was $15.1 million, compared to $13.5 million in the first six months of 2021.

Balance Sheet

Total assets decreased $29.8 million, or 2.6%, to $1.11 billion at June 30, 2022, compared to $1.14 billion, at March 31, 2022, and increased $43.8 million, or 4.1%, compared to $1.06 billion, at June 30, 2021. Total interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions decreased $91.2 million to $100 million at June 30, 2022 as excess cash balances were deployed into higher yielding securities and loans. Total investment securities increased $38.7 million to $60.5 million. Total loans increased by $22.4 million, to $912.7 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $890.3 million, at March 31, 2022, and increased $19.4 million compared to $893.3 million, at June 30, 2021. Total loans, excluding PPP loans, increased $26.9 million during the quarter and increased $87.6 million compared to June 30, 2021.

Commercial real estate loans outstanding (which include SBA 504, construction and land) were up 16.3% from year ago levels to $516.5 million at June 30, 2022, and comprise 56.6% of the total loan portfolio. Manufactured housing loans were up 6.7% from year ago levels to $305.7 million and represent 33.5% of total loans. Commercial loans (which include agriculture loans) were down 1.3% from year ago levels to $67.7 million and represent 7.4% of the total loan portfolio. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had ten PPP loans totaling $2.9 million remaining on its balance sheet from both the first and second rounds of PPP funding. PPP loans of $2.9 million represent less than one percent of total loans at June 30, 2022, down from $7.5 million at March 31, 2022, and $71.1 million at June 30, 2021.

Total deposits decreased $31.1 million, or 3.4%, to $894.7 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $925.7 million at March 31, 2022, and increased $30.1 million, or 3.5%, compared to $864.6 million at June 30, 2021. Non-interest-bearing demand deposits were $236.7 million at June 30, 2022, a $10.6 million increase compared to $226.1 million at March 31, 2022, and a $34.4 million increase compared to $202.3 million at June 30, 2021. Higher cost interest-bearing demand deposits decreased $28.3 million to $475.9 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $504.2 million at March 31, 2022, and increased $26.2 million compared to $449.6 million at June 30, 2021. Certificates of deposit, which include brokered deposits, decreased $14.7 million during the quarter to $156.5 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $171.2 million at March 31, 2022, and decreased $36.5 million compared to $192.9 million at June 30, 2021.

Stockholders’ equity increased to $107.1 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $104.8 million at March 31, 2022, and $95.5 million at June 30, 2021. Book value per common share increased to $12.32 at June 30, 2022, compared to $12.07 at March 31, 2022, and $11.11 at June 30, 2021.

Credit Quality

“Credit quality metrics continue to improve, with a substantial decrease in net-nonaccrual loans compared to a year ago,” said Plourd. “We continue to closely monitor our loan portfolio and have conservative credit monitoring structures in place during all credit cycles.”

At June 30, 2022, asset quality reflected improvement due to positive loan risk rating migrations during the second quarter. Total classified loans and net non-accrual loans decreased year-over-year due to improvements in the loan portfolio and payoffs in these categories. All loans rated “Watch” or worse are monitored monthly and proactive measures are taken when any signs of deterioration to the credit are discovered. Net loan recoveries totaled $66,000 during the second quarter of 2022, compared to net loan recoveries of $427,000 in the preceding quarter and net loan recoveries of $48,000 in second quarter 2021.

The Company recorded a provision expense of $252,000 in the second quarter, compared to a negative provision expense of $284,000 in first quarter 2022, and a negative provision expense of $41,000 in second quarter 2021. The allowance for loan losses was $10.9 million, or 1.22% of total loans held for investment, at June 30, 2022, and 1.23% of total loans held for investment excluding PPP loans. Net non-accrual loans, plus net other assets acquired through foreclosure, decreased 10.1% to $2.7 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $2.9 million at March 31, 2022, and decreased 39.8% compared to $4.4 million at June 30, 2021.

There was $379,000 in net non-accrual loans as of June 30, 2022, compared to $536,000 at March 31, 2022, and $1.8 million at June  30, 2021. Of the $379,000 of net non-accrual loans at June 30, 2022, $138,000 were manufactured housing loans, and $241,000 were single family real estate loans.

There was $2.3 million in other assets acquired through foreclosure as of June 30, 2022, compared to $2.4 million at March 31, 2022, and $2.6 million at June 30, 2021. The OREO balance relates to one property in the net amount of $2.3 million.

Stock Repurchase Program

On August 27, 2021, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had extended the stock repurchase plan until August 31, 2023. The Company did not repurchase shares during the second quarter of 2022, leaving $1.4 million available under the previously announced repurchase program.

Company Overview

Community West Bancshares is a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California. The Company is the holding company for Community West Bank, the largest publicly traded community bank serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Community West Bank has seven full-service California branch banking offices in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Paso Robles. The principal business activities of the Company are Relationship Banking, Manufactured Housing lending and Government Guaranteed lending.

Industry Accolades

In May of 2022, Community West was ranked #125 on the American Banker Magazine’s list of Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts based on three-year average return on equity as of December 31, 2021.

Community West Bank was awarded a “Super Premier Performance” rating by The Findley Reports. For 52 years, The Findley Reports has been recognizing the financial performance of banking institutions in California and the Western United States. Community West Bank is rated 5-star Superior by Bauer Financial.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This release contains certain forward-looking statements about the Company and the Bank that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about future financial and operational results, expectations, or intentions are forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release. It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve and are subject to significant risks, contingencies, and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond our control including, but not limited to, risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, the strength of the United States economy in general and of the local economies in which we conduct operations, the effect of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including changes in interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, inflation, weather, natural disasters, climate change, increased unemployment, deterioration in credit quality of our loan portfolio and/or the value of the collateral securing the repayment of those loans, reduction in the value of our investment securities, the costs and effects of litigation and of adverse outcomes of such litigation, the cost and ability to attract and retain key employees, a breach of our operational or security systems, policies or procedures including cyber-attacks on us or third party vendors or service providers, regulatory or legal developments, United States tax policies, including our effective income tax rate, and our ability to implement and execute our business plan and strategy and expand our operations as provided therein. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors including the risk factors contained in documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are available in the “Investor Relations” section of our website, https://www.communitywest.com/sec-filings/documents/default.aspx. The Company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

 
 
COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES        
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS        
(unaudited)        
(in 000’s, except per share data)        
                 
    June 30,   March 31,   December 31,   June 30,
      2022       2022       2021       2021  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 2,361     $ 2,043     $ 1,621     $ 2,638  
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions     99,915       191,145       206,754       109,642  
Investment securities     60,513       21,805       22,774       23,247  
Loans:                
Commercial     67,681       70,480       72,423       68,537  
Commercial real estate     516,514       492,181       480,801       444,127  
SBA     7,922       8,403       8,580       10,732  
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)     2,920       7,504       21,317       71,106  
Manufactured housing     305,749       299,969       297,363       286,552  
Single family real estate     9,038       8,824       8,663       10,513  
HELOC     3,380       3,475       3,579       3,685  
Other (1)     (532 )     (528 )     (643 )     (1,983 )
Total loans     912,672       890,308       892,083       893,269  
                 
Loans, net                
Held for sale     23,124       24,193       23,408       27,252  
Held for investment     889,548       866,115       868,675       866,017  
Less: Allowance for loan losses     (10,866 )     (10,547 )     (10,404 )     (10,240 )
Net held for investment     878,682       855,568       858,271       855,777  
NET LOANS     901,806       879,761       881,679       883,029  
                 
Other assets     42,233       41,849       44,224       44,472  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 1,106,828     $ 1,136,603     $ 1,157,052     $ 1,063,028  
                 
Deposits                
Non-interest-bearing demand   $ 236,696     $ 226,073     $ 209,893     $ 202,293  
Interest-bearing demand     475,869       504,209       537,508       449,649  
Savings     25,626       24,239       23,675       19,700  
Certificates of deposit ($250,000 or more)     8,688       13,197       17,612       19,791  
Other certificates of deposit     147,785       158,022       161,443       173,145  
Total deposits     894,664       925,740       950,131       864,578  
Other borrowings     90,000       90,000       90,000       90,000  
Other liabilities     15,022       16,035       15,546       12,993  
       TOTAL LIABILITIES     999,686       1,031,775       1,055,677       967,571  
                 
Stockholders’ equity     107,142       104,828       101,375       95,457  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 1,106,828     $ 1,136,603     $ 1,157,052     $ 1,063,028  
                 
Common shares outstanding     8,695       8,682       8,650       8,589  
                 
Book value per common share   $ 12.32     $ 12.07     $ 11.72     $ 11.11  
                 
(1) Includes consumer, other loans, securitized loans, and deferred fees        
                 
                 

COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(unaudited)
(in 000’s, except per share data)
                 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
    2022     2021       2022       2021  
                 
Interest income                
Loans, including fees   $ 11,129   $ 11,433     $ 22,323     $ 22,289  
Investment securities and other     577     218       883       417  
Total interest income     11,706     11,651       23,206       22,706  
                 
Deposits     500     771       1,070       1,513  
Other borrowings     196     194       390       465  
Total interest expense     696     965       1,460       1,978  
Net interest income     11,010     10,686       21,746       20,728  
Provision (credit) for loan losses     252     (41 )     (32 )     (214 )
Net interest income after provision for loan losses     10,758     10,727       21,778       20,942  
Non-interest income                
Other loan fees     377     310       623       623  
Gains from loan sales, net     136     130       196       248  
Document processing fees     122     138       223       244  
Service charges     93     74       181       141  
Other     323     220       1,119       513  
Total non-interest income     1,051     872       2,342       1,769  
Non-interest expenses                
Salaries and employee benefits     4,910     4,379       9,775       8,944  
Occupancy, net     1,021     780       2,018       1,559  
Professional services     635     430       1,034       770  
Data processing     307     332       617       672  
Depreciation     179     198       362       403  
FDIC assessment     164     121       335       212  
Advertising and marketing     233     164       491       347  
Stock-based compensation     94     58       186       126  
Other     569     207       265       496  
Total non-interest expenses     8,112     6,669       15,083       13,529  
Income before provision for income taxes     3,697     4,930       9,037       9,182  
Provision for income taxes     1,062     1,379       2,442       2,610  
Net income   $ 2,635   $ 3,551     $ 6,595     $ 6,572  
Earnings per share:                
Basic   $ 0.30   $ 0.42     $ 0.76     $ 0.77  
Diluted   $ 0.30   $ 0.41     $ 0.74     $ 0.76  
                 
                 

COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(unaudited)
(in 000’s, except per share data)
                     
    Three Months Ended
    June 30,   March 31,   December 31, September 30, June 30,
    2022     2022       2021     2021     2021  
Interest income                    
Loans, including fees   $ 11,129   $ 11,194     $ 11,258   $ 11,576   $ 11,433  
Investment securities and other     577     306       279     259     218  
Total interest income     11,706     11,500       11,537     11,835     11,651  
                     
Deposits     500     570       614     708     771  
Other borrowings     196     194       206     198     194  
Total interest expense     696     764       820     906     965  
Net interest income     11,010     10,736       10,717     10,929     10,686  
Provision (credit) for loan losses     252     (284 )     26     7     (41 )
Net interest income after provision for loan losses     10,758     11,020       10,691     10,922     10,727  
Non-interest income                    
Other loan fees     377     246       343     383     310  
Gains from loan sales, net     136     60       109     118     130  
Document processing fees     122     101       123     145     138  
Service charges     93     88       84     77     74  
Other     323     796       285     317     220  
Total non-interest income     1,051     1,291       944     1,040     872  
Non-interest expenses                    
Salaries and employee benefits     4,910     4,865       4,884     4,478     4,379  
Occupancy, net     1,021     997       893     802     780  
Professional services     635     399       441     434     430  
Data processing     307     310       251     292     332  
Depreciation     179     183       186     191     198  
FDIC assessment     164     171       146     127     121  
Advertising and marketing     233     258       198     189     164  
Stock-based compensation     94     92       129     63     58  
Other     569     (304 )     478     284     207  
Total non-interest expenses     8,112     6,971       7,606     6,860     6,669  
Income before provision for income taxes     3,697     5,340       4,029     5,102     4,930  
Provision for income taxes     1,062     1,380       1,135     1,467     1,379  
Net income   $ 2,635   $ 3,960     $ 2,894   $ 3,635   $ 3,551  
Earnings per share:                    
Basic   $ 0.30   $ 0.46     $ 0.34   $ 0.42   $ 0.42  
Diluted   $ 0.30   $ 0.45     $ 0.33   $ 0.41   $ 0.41  
                     
                     

    Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended  
    June 30, 2022   March 31, 2022   June 30, 2021  
    Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost   Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost   Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost  
  Interest-Earning Assets                          
Federal funds sold and interest-earning deposits   $ 149,710   $ 302 0.81 %   $ 205,815   $ 109 0.21 %   $ 91,106   $ 33 0.15 %  
Investment securities     45,243     275 2.44 %     26,897     197 2.97 %     26,914     185 2.76 %  
Loans (1)     907,088     11,129 4.92 %     894,539     11,194 5.08 %     891,948     11,433 5.14 %  
    Total earnings assets     1,102,041     11,706 4.26 %     1,127,251     11,500 4.14 %     1,009,968     11,651 4.63 %  
  Nonearning Assets                          
Cash and due from banks     2,193           2,161           2,204        
Allowance for loan losses     (10,765 )         (10,615 )         (10,261 )      
Other assets     37,435           39,138           40,075        
        Total assets   $ 1,130,904         $ 1,157,935         $ 1,041,986        
  Interest-Bearing Liabilities                          
Interest-bearing demand deposits   $ 495,821   $ 273 0.22 %   $ 519,454   $ 319 0.25 %   $ 436,167   $ 466 0.43 %  
Savings deposits     25,402     16 0.25 %     23,931     16 0.27 %     20,047     19 0.38 %  
Time deposits     164,687     211 0.51 %     175,448     235 0.54 %     184,584     286 0.62 %  
Total interest-bearing deposits     685,910     500 0.29 %     718,833     570 0.32 %     640,798     771 0.48 %  
Other borrowings     90,000     196 0.87 %     90,000     194 0.87 %     92,582     194 0.84 %  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   $ 775,910   $ 696 0.36 %   $ 808,833   $ 764 0.38 %   $ 733,380   $ 965 0.53 %  
  Noninterest-Bearing Liabilities                          
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits     232,849           227,980           199,306        
Other liabilities     15,646           17,640           15,449        
Stockholders’ equity     106,499           103,482           93,851        
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 1,130,904         $ 1,157,935           1,041,986        
Net interest income and margin     $ 11,010 4.01 %     $ 10,736 3.86 %     $ 10,686 4.24 %  
Net interest spread       3.90 %       3.76 %       4.10 %  
                           
Cost of total deposits       0.22 %       0.24 %       0.37 %  
Cost of funds       0.28 %       0.30 %       0.41 %  
                           
                           

    Six Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
    June 30, 2022   June 30, 2021  
    Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost   Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost  
  Interest-Earning Assets                  
Federal funds sold and interest-earning deposits   $ 177,607   $ 411 0.47 %   $ 81,251   $ 72 0.18 %  
Investment securities     36,121     472 2.64 %     26,406     345 2.63 %  
Loans (1)     900,849     22,323 5.00 %     883,902     22,289 5.09 %  
    Total earnings assets     1,114,577     23,206 4.20 %     991,559     22,706 4.62 %  
  Nonearning Assets                  
Cash and due from banks     2,177           2,140        
Allowance for loan losses     (10,691 )         (10,245 )      
Other assets     38,282           39,948        
        Total assets   $ 1,144,345         $ 1,023,402        
  Interest-Bearing Liabilities                  
Interest-bearing demand deposits   $ 507,572   $ 592 0.24 %   $ 423,461   $ 947 0.45 %  
Savings deposits     24,670     33 0.27 %     19,689     40 0.41 %  
Time deposits     170,038     445 0.53 %     179,093     526 0.59 %  
Total interest-bearing deposits     702,280     1,070 0.31 %     622,243     1,513 0.49 %  
Other borrowings     90,000     390 0.87 %     98,757     465 0.95 %  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   $ 792,280   $ 1,460 0.37 %   $ 721,000   $ 1,978 0.55 %  
  Noninterest-Bearing Liabilities                  
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits     230,428           194,191        
Other liabilities     16,638           15,824        
Stockholders’ equity     104,999           92,387        
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 1,144,345         $ 1,023,402        
Net interest income and margin     $ 21,746 3.93 %     $ 20,728 4.22 %  
Net interest spread       3.83 %       4.07 %  
                   
Cost of total deposits       0.23 %       0.37 %  
Cost of funds       0.29 %       0.44 %  
                   
                   

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION                    
(Dollars and shares in thousands except per share amounts)(Unaudited)                    
    Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended   Six Months Ended
PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND RATIOS   June 30, 2022   March 31, 2022   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2021
Return on average common equity     9.92 %     15.52 %     15.18 %     12.67 %     14.35 %
Return on average assets     0.93 %     1.39 %     1.37 %     1.16 %     1.29 %
Efficiency ratio     67.26 %     57.97 %     57.70 %     62.62 %     60.14 %
Net interest margin     4.01 %     3.86 %     4.24 %     3.93 %     4.22 %
                     
    Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended   Six Months Ended
AVERAGE BALANCES   June 30, 2022   March 31, 2022   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2021
Average assets   $ 1,130,904     $ 1,157,935     $ 1,041,986     $ 1,144,345     $ 1,023,402  
Average earning assets     1,102,041       1,127,251       1,009,968       1,114,577       991,559  
Average total loans     907,088       894,539       891,948       900,849       883,902  
Average deposits     918,759       946,813       840,104       932,708       816,434  
Average common equity     106,499       103,482       93,851       104,999       92,387  
                     
EQUITY ANALYSIS   June 30, 2022   March 31, 2022   June 30, 2021        
Total common equity   $ 107,142     $ 104,828     $ 95,457          
Common stock outstanding     8,695       8,682       8,589          
                     
Book value per common share   $ 12.32     $ 12.07     $ 11.11          
                     
ASSET QUALITY   June 30, 2022   March 31, 2022   June 30, 2021        
Nonaccrual loans, net   $ 379     $ 536     $ 1,797          
Nonaccrual loans, net/total loans     0.04 %     0.06 %     0.20 %        
Other assets acquired through foreclosure, net   $ 2,250     $ 2,389     $ 2,572          
                     
Nonaccrual loans plus other assets acquired through foreclosure, net   $ 2,629     $ 2,925     $ 4,369          
Nonaccrual loans plus other assets acquired through foreclosure, net/total assets     0.24 %     0.26 %     0.41 %        
Net loan (recoveries)/charge-offs in the quarter   $ (66 )   $ (427 )   $ (48 )        
Net (recoveries)/charge-offs in the quarter/total loans     (0.01 %)     (0.05 %)     (0.01 %)        
                     
Allowance for loan losses   $ 10,866     $ 10,547     $ 10,240          
Plus: Reserve for undisbursed loan commitments     94       90       78          
Total allowance for credit losses   $ 10,960     $ 10,637     $ 10,318          
Allowance for loan losses/total loans held for investment     1.22 %     1.22 %     1.18 %        
Allowance for loan losses/total loans held for investment excluding PPP loans     1.23 %     1.23 %     1.29 %        
Allowance for loan losses/nonaccrual loans, net     2867.02 %     1966.82 %     569.84 %        
                     
Community West Bank *                    
Community bank leverage ratio     N/A       N/A       8.94 %        
Tier 1 leverage ratio     9.30 %     8.88 %     8.94 %        
Tier 1 capital ratio     11.07 %     11.32 %     11.21 %        
Total capital ratio     12.22 %     12.49 %     12.46 %        
                     
INTEREST SPREAD ANALYSIS   June 30, 2022   March 31, 2022   June 30, 2021        
Yield on total loans     4.92 %     5.08 %     5.14 %        
Yield on investments     2.44 %     2.97 %     2.76 %        
Yield on interest earning deposits     0.81 %     0.21 %     0.15 %        
Yield on earning assets     4.26 %     4.14 %     4.63 %        
                     
Cost of interest-bearing deposits     0.29 %     0.32 %     0.48 %        
Cost of total deposits     0.22 %     0.24 %     0.37 %        
Cost of borrowings     0.87 %     0.87 %     0.84 %        
Cost of interest-bearing liabilities     0.36 %     0.38 %     0.53 %        
Cost of funds     0.28 %     0.30 %     0.41 %        
                     
* Capital ratios are preliminary until the Call Report is filed.                    
                     

Contact:   Richard Pimentel, EVP & CFO
    805.692.4410
    www.communitywestbank.com
     

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