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CW Bancorp Reports Q1 2022 EPS of $1.15 up 16%, ROTE of 23.45% up 10% and Net Income of $4.1 million up 11%

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IRVINE, Calif., April 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CW Bancorp (OTCQX: CWBK), the parent company ("the Company") of CommerceWest Bank (the "Bank") reported consolidated net income for the first quarter of 2022 of $4,058,000 or $1.15 a share as compared to $3,647,000 or $0.99 a share for the first quarter of 2021, an EPS increase of 16%.

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Irvine, California Corporate Headquarters (Photo: Business Wire)

Key Financial Results for the three months ended March 31, 2022:

  • Net income growth of 11%

  • EPS of $1.15 up 16%

  • ROTE of 23.45% up 10%

  • ROA of 1.27%

  • Total asset growth of $106 million up 9%

  • Loan growth of $113 million up 17%

  • Deposit growth of $88 million up 8%

  • Noninterest-bearing deposits as percent of total deposits at 60%

  • Loan to deposit ratio of 69%, up 8%

  • Cost of deposits of 0.06% down 47%

  • Efficiency ratio of 41.73%

  • Net interest income up 19%

  • Zero nonperforming loans

  • ALLL to total loans ratio (net of PPP loans) of 1.28%

  • 49 quarters of consecutive profits

Mr. Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO said, "The Company had double digit growth in earnings per share, net income, and return on tangible equity for the first quarter of 2022. In an economic environment with a heightened level of uncertainty, we consider this quite an achievement. We continue to demonstrate the strength of the Bank’s business model and our team’s execution, while maintaining a fortress balance sheet." Mr. Tjan continued, "The team has successfully transitioned PPP loan portfolio forgiveness into higher yielding loans and investment securities increasing the net interest margin year over year by over 8%. The Bank is positioned well to serve the needs of the California business community in 2022."

Total assets increased $106.0 million as of March 31, 2022, an increase of 9% as compared to the same period one year ago. Total loans increased $113 million as of March 31, 2022, an increase of 17% over the prior year. Total loans net of PPP loans increased $243 million as of March 31, 2022, an increase of 46%. Cash and due from banks decreased $122 million or 29% from the prior year with the deployment of funds into loans and investment securities. Total investment securities increased $105 million, an increase of 137% from the prior year.

Total deposits increased $88 million as of March 31, 2022, an increase of 8% from March 31, 2021. Non-interest-bearing deposits increased $46 million as of March 31, 2022, an increase of 7% over the prior year. Interest bearing deposits increased $43 million as of March 31, 2022, an increase of 10% over the prior period.

Interest income was $9,172,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 as compared to $7,568,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, an increase of 21%. Interest expense was $636,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 as compared to $372,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, an increase of 71% due to the Company adding $50 million in subordinated debt during 2021.

Net interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $8,536,000 as compared to $7,196,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, an increase of 19%. The net interest margin increased for the three months ended March 31, 2022. It increased from 2.63% in 2021 to 2.85% in 2022, an increase of 8.37%.

Provision for loan losses for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $125,000 compared to zero for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The allowance for loan losses (net of PPP loans) to total loans ratio decreased from 1.79% as of March 31, 2021 to 1.28% as of March 31, 2022.

Non-interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $1,394,000 compared to $1,107,000 for the same period last year, an increase of 26%.

Non-interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $4,186,000 compared to $3,499,000 for the same period last year, an increase of 20%.

The efficiency ratio for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was 41.73% compared to 41.78% in 2021, which represents a decrease of 0.13%. The efficiency ratio illustrates that for every dollar made for the three-month period ending March 31, 2022, it cost $0.4173 to make it, as compared to $0.4178 one year ago.

Capital ratios for the Bank remain above the levels required for a "well capitalized" institution as designated by regulatory agencies. As of March 31, 2022, the tier 1 leverage ratio was 8.98%, the common equity tier 1 capital ratio was 15.02%, the tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 15.02% and the total risk-based capital ratio was 16.27%.

CommerceWest Bank is determined to redefine banking for small and medium sized businesses by delivering on customized products and services. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Irvine, California, the Bank serves businesses throughout the state of California with our digital banking platform. By employing a strategically selected team of experienced professionals, we will provide flexibility, create a complete, safe and sound banking experience for each client. We provide a wide range of commercial banking services, including remote deposit solution, NetBanker online banking, mobile banking, lines of credit, M&A / working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, SBA loans and treasury management services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

Please visit www.cwbk.com to learn more about the bank. "BANK ON THE DIFFERENCE"

Statements concerning future performance, developments or events, expectations for growth and income forecasts, and any other guidance on future periods, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from stated expectations. Specific factors include, but are not limited to, loan production, balance sheet management, expanded net interest margin, the ability to control costs and expenses, interest rate changes, financial policies of the United States government and general economic conditions. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect future events or developments.

FIRST QUARTER REPORT - MARCH 31, 2022 (Unaudited)

CW BANCORP

%

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

Increase

(dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021

(Decrease)

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

291,466

$

413,101

-29%

Securities available for sale

139,427

75,354

85%

Securities held-to-maturity

41,910

1,100

3710%

Loans (PPP loans $26,136 and $157,208 at 2022 and 2021, respectively)

794,206

681,543

17%

Less allowance for loan losses

(9,835

)

(9,386

)

5%

Loans, net

784,371

672,157

17%

Bank premises and equipment, net

5,673

924

514%

Other assets

26,729

20,910

28%

Total assets

$

1,289,576

$

1,183,546

9%

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Non-interest bearing deposits

$

693,572

$

648,006

7%

Interest bearing deposits

464,574

421,907

10%

Total deposits

1,158,146

1,069,913

8%

Subordinated debenture

50,000

32,500

54%

Other liabilities

12,076

9,283

30%

1,220,222

1,111,696

10%

Stockholders' equity

69,354

71,850

-3%

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,289,576

$

1,183,546

9%

Shares outstanding at end of period

3,425,979

3,558,292

Book value per share

$

20.24

$

20.19

Book value per share excluding unrealized gains & losses

$

21.63

$

19.47

Total loans to total deposits

68.58

%

63.70

%

ALLL to total loans (net of PPP loans)

1.28

%

1.79

%

Nonperforming assets (non-accrual loans & OREO)

$

-

$

-

COMMERCEWEST BANK CAPITAL RATIOS:

Tier 1 leverage ratio

8.98

%

7.46

%

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio

15.02

%

14.89

%

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

15.02

%

14.89

%

Total risk-based capital ratio

16.27

%

16.15

%

CW BANCORP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Increase

(dollars in thousands except share and per share data)

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021

(Decrease)

INTEREST INCOME

Loans

$

7,942

$

6,798

17%

Investments

978

460

113%

Fed funds sold and other

252

310

-19%

Total interest income

9,172

7,568

21%

INTEREST EXPENSE

Deposits

167

304

-45%

Subordinated debenture

469

68

590%

Total interest expense

636

372

71%

NET INTEREST INCOME BEFORE LOAN LOSS PROVISION

8,536

7,196

19%

PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

125

-

100%

NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER LOAN LOSS PROVISION

8,411

7,196

17%

NON-INTEREST INCOME

Service Charges and Fees on Deposits

992

918

8%

Gain on Sale of Loans

-

(4

)

-100%

Other Fees

402

193

108%

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

4,186

3,499

20%

EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

5,619

4,804

17%

INCOME TAXES

1,561

1,157

35%

NET INCOME

$

4,058

$

3,647

11%

Basic earnings per share

$

1.18

$

1.02

16%

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.15

$

0.99

16%

Return on Assets

1.27

%

1.26

%

1%

Return on Equity

22.47

%

20.50

%

10%

Return on Tangible Equity

23.45

%

21.40

%

10%

Efficiency Ratio

41.73

%

41.78

%

0%

Cost of Deposits

0.06

%

0.11

%

-47%

Net Interest Margin

2.85

%

2.63

%

8%

CW BANCORP

CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET and YIELD ANALYSIS

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Average
Balance

Interest
Income /
Expense

Yield /
Cost

Average
Balance

Interest
Income /
Expense

Yield /
Cost

(dollars in thousands)

INTEREST EARNING ASSETS

Int Bearing Due from Banks & FFS

$

264,578

$

204

0.31%

$

397,579

$

274

0.28%

Investment Securities (1)

177,667

1,078

2.46%

76,221

526

2.80%

Loans

783,759

7,942

4.11%

643,539

6,798

4.28%

FHLB & Other Stocks

4,293

49

4.63%

2,995

36

4.87%

Total interest-earning assets

$

1,230,297

$

9,273

3.06%

$

1,120,334

$

7,634

2.76%

Noninterest-earning assets

61,410

52,229

Total assets

$

1,291,707

$

1,172,563

INTEREST EARNING LIABILITIES

Interest Bearing Deposits

$

483,834

$

167

0.14%

$

456,435

$

304

0.27%

Other Borrowings

1

-

0.00%

1

-

0.00%

Subordinated Debenture

50,000

469

3.75%

7,222

68

3.75%

Total interest-earning liabilities

$

533,835

$

636

0.48%

$

463,658

$

372

0.33%

Noninterest-earning liabilities

Demand Deposits

671,349

629,858

Other Liabilities

13,276

7,027

Shareholders' Equity

73,247

72,020

Total liabilities and shareholder's equity

$

1,291,707

$

1,172,563

Net Interest Spread

$

8,637

2.58%

$

7,262

2.43%

Net Interest Margin

2.85%

2.63%

Total Deposits

$

1,155,183

$

167

0.06%

$

1,086,293

$

304

0.11%

Total Funding Costs

$

1,205,184

$

636

0.21%

$

1,093,516

$

372

0.14%

(1) Amounts calculated on a fully taxable equivalent basis using the current statutory federal tax rate

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220428005245/en/

Contacts

Bancorp Contact
Mr. Ivo A. Tjan, CEO
Ms. Leeann Cochran, CFO
Telephone: (866) 521-CWBK
E-mail: InvestorRelations@cwbk.com
Website: www.cwbk.com
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