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WKN: A1JB5S | ISIN: US7403674044 | Ticker-Symbol: 1IU
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Preferred Bank Reports Quarterly and Annual Results

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Preferred Bank (NASDAQ: PFBC), one of the larger independent California banks, today reported results for the quarter ended December 31, 2023. Preferred Bank ("the Bank") reported net income of $35.8 million or $2.60 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2023. This represents a decrease in net income of $3.7 million or 9.4% from the same quarter last year and down from the third quarter of 2023 as well. The primary driver of the decrease compared to both periods was net interest income which decreased by $4.7 million or 6.4% from the same period last year and was down by $3.6 million or 4.9% from the prior quarter. In addition to that, the Bank incurred a $929,000 loss this quarter on the sale of approximately $29 million of investment securities. The decline in net interest income was due to interest expense on deposits, which increased compared to both comparable periods. Partially offsetting the decrease in net interest income was non-interest expense, which came in lower than both comparable periods.

Overall, results were very strong and the Bank also provided for $3.5 million in provision for credit losses which has driven the allowance for credit losses to total loans up to 1.49%.

Highlights for the Quarter:

  • Return on average assets was 2.15%
  • Return on beginning equity of 21.21%
  • Net interest margin was 4.24%
  • Total loans increased $145 million or 2.83% for the quarter
  • Efficiency ratio was 25.0%
  • Quarter-end cash and equivalents continues to be strong at $911 million or 16.0% of total deposits

Highlights for the Year:

  • Return on average assets was 2.28%
  • Return on beginning equity of 23.80%
  • Net interest margin was 4.49%
  • Total loans increased $199 million or 3.92%
  • Efficiency ratio was 25.8%

Li Yu, Chairman and CEO, commented, "Our fourth quarter net income was $35.8 or $2.60 per share and closed out the full year 2023 with record earnings of $150.04 million or $10.52 per diluted share. We attribute the record performance to active margin management and continuous effective cost control.

"Credit quality remains generally stable in the fourth quarter. Total criticized loans reduced from $98.6 million (1.92% of total loans) at September 30, 2023 to $83.0 million (1.57% of total loans). However, non-performing loans have increased from $19.4 million on September 30, 2023 to $28.7 million on December 31, 2023. The quarterly increase does not appear systemic. There were no loan charge-offs recorded during the fourth quarter. Provision expense for the quarter was $3.5 million, which has increased the allowance for credit losses to 1.49% of total loans at December 31, 2023.

"Loan and deposit growth for the year was below the historical standards of Preferred Bank but in-line with industry performance. The year 2023 was a year marked by high inflation, the last of the unprecedented Federal Reserve rate hikes and the regional Bank meltdown events of March. Looking forward, we expect that loan demand will gradually recover and that deposit costs will ease.

"During the quarter, the Bank announced an increase in our dividend by 27.3% to $2.80 per annum. In January, we have also announced the buyback of another $50 million of our common stock. With lower loan demand, we have been and will continue to deploy excess cash flow for the benefit of our shareholders. During the fourth quarter, we have also begun to restructure our securities portfolio by selling off some low yielding securities and replacing them with higher yielding securities. The loss on sale of $929,000 will not however, affect our capital ratios.

"Looking ahead, the year 2024 will likely be a less eventful year in banking than 2023. It seems to us that the banking industry will begin to have a "back to normal" process. We are hopeful to return to our historical growth pattern."

Results of Operations

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin. Net interest income before provision for credit losses was $69.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2023. This was a decrease from the $74.1 million recorded in the same quarter last year and down from the $73.0 million posted in the third quarter of 2023. As the FOMC rate hikes appear to be at an end, the lag effect of increasing deposit costs has manifested itself in the form of higher deposit costs as the yield on earning assets has remained relatively flat since the last rate hike. The Bank's taxable equivalent net interest margin declined by 15 basis points to 4.24%, from 4.39% last quarter. Comparing to the same quarter last year, which was close to the Bank's peak NIM, the margin was down by 51 basis points from the 4.75% NIM posted in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Noninterest Income. For the fourth quarter of 2023, noninterest income was $2.1 million compared with $2.8 million for the same quarter last year and compared to 3.0 million for the third quarter of 2023. The decrease from both comparable periods was due to a $929,000 loss on sale of approximately $29 million in investment securities in the fourth quarter of 2023. This was done to reposition part of the portfolio into higher-yielding instruments. Service charges on deposits was up by $226,000 over the same period last year but down a bit from the $939,000 recorded in the third quarter of 2023. Letter of Credit ("LC") fee income was $1.5 million for the quarter compared to $1.4 million in the prior quarter and compared to $1.2 million in the same quarter of last year. The increase is due to increased credit enhancement activity.

Noninterest Expense. Total noninterest expense was $17.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to $19.0 million for the third quarter of 2023 and compared to the $20.0 million recorded in the same period last year. Comparing this quarter to the fourth quarter of last year, the major variances were; personnel expense decreased by $895,000 or 6.9%, occupancy expense was up by $92,000 or 6.4% due to the opening of the Bank's new Irvine branch, other professional services increased by $327,000 due mainly to legal fees and other expense increased by $332,000 due to ICS reciprocal fees and higher FDIC premiums and finally, OREO expense was down by $1.8 million as the Bank recorded a $1.9 million valuation adjustment in the fourth quarter of 2022. In comparing the fourth quarter of 2023 to the prior quarter; personnel expense decreased by $950,000 or 7.3%, OREO expenses increased by $154,000 and other expense was down by $287,000 or 12.6%. For the quarter ended December 31, 2023, the Bank's efficiency ratio was 25.0%, equaling the 25.0% posted last quarter and better than the 26.0% posted this quarter last year.

Income Taxes. The Bank recorded a provision for income taxes of $14.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2023. This represents an effective tax rate ("ETR") of 28.5% and the same for the third quarter of 2023 but up from the 28.0% ETR recorded in the fourth quarter of 2022. The Bank's ETR will fluctuate slightly from quarter to quarter within a fairly small range due to the timing of taxable events throughout the year.

Balance Sheet Summary

Total gross loans at December 31, 2023 were $5.28 billion, an increase of $198.7 million from the total of $5.07 billion as of December 31, 2022. Total deposits increased to $5.71 billion from the $5.56 billion as of December 31, 2022, an increase of $152.3 million. Total assets were $6.66 billion, an increase of $233.9 million over the total of $6.43 billion as of December 31, 2022.

Asset Quality

As of December 31, 2023, nonaccrual loans increased to $28.7 million, from $19.4 million reported as of September 30, 2023 and up from the $5.5 million reported as of December 31, 2022. Although an increase from September levels, we are confident in the expedient and low cost resolution of these credits. OREO and repossessed assets totaled $16.7 million as of December 31, 2023, no change from September 30, 2023. Classified and criticized assets declined from $115.3 million as of September 30, 2023 to $99.7 million as of December 31, 2023. Total net (recoveries) charge-offs were ($6,000) for the fourth quarter of 2023 as compared to net charge offs of $80,000 last quarter and compared to $0 for the fourth quarter last year. Management is acutely aware that commercial real estate is under some pressure given the change in interest rates over the past year, especially office properties. However in reviewing the portfolio, this weakness has yet to appear. We will be vigilant going forward.

Allowance for Credit Losses

The provision for credit losses for the fourth quarter of 2023 was $3.5 million compared to $3.5 million last quarter and compared to $2.0 million in the same quarter last year. Loan growth was the primary driver of the provision for the quarter. The Bank's allowance coverage ratio now stands at 1.49% of total loans.

Capitalization

As of December 31, 2023, the Bank's leverage ratio was 10.85%, the common equity tier 1 capital ratio was 11.57% and the total capital ratio stood at 15.18%. As of December 31, 2022, the Bank's leverage ratio was 10.30%, the common equity tier 1 ratio was 10.81% and the total risk-based capital ratio was 14.39%.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call with simultaneous webcast to discuss Preferred Bank's second quarter 2023 financial results will be held tomorrow, January 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Pacific. Interested participants and investors may access the conference call by dialing 844-826-3037 (domestic) or 412-317-5182 (international) and referencing "Preferred Bank." There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of Preferred Bank's website at www.preferredbank.com.

Preferred Bank's Chairman and CEO Li Yu, President and Chief Operating Officer Wellington Chen, Chief Financial Officer Edward J. Czajka, Chief Credit Officer Nick Pi and Deputy Chief Operating Officer Johnny Hsu will discuss Preferred Bank's financial results, business highlights and outlook. After the live webcast, a replay will be available at the Investor Relations section of Preferred Bank's website. A replay of the call will also be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through February 8, 2024; the passcode is 5055246.

About Preferred Bank

Preferred Bank is one of the larger independent commercial banks headquartered in California. The Bank is chartered by the State of California, and its deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Bank conducts its banking business from its main office in Los Angeles, California, and through twelve full-service branch banking offices in California (Alhambra, Century City, City of Industry, Torrance, Arcadia, Irvine (2), Diamond Bar, Pico Rivera, Tarzana and San Francisco (2)), one branch in Flushing, New York and a branch office in the Houston, Texas suburb of Sugar Land. Preferred Bank offers a broad range of deposit and loan products and services to both commercial and consumer customers. The Bank provides personalized deposit services as well as real estate finance, commercial loans and trade finance to small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, professionals and high net worth individuals. Although originally founded as a Chinese-American Bank, Preferred Bank now derives most of its customers from the diversified mainstream market but does continue to benefit from the significant migration to California of ethnic Chinese from China and other areas of East Asia.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Bank's future financial and operating results, the Bank's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Bank's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: changes in economic conditions; changes in the California real estate market; the loss of senior management and other employees; natural disasters or recurring energy shortage; changes in interest rates; competition from other financial services companies; ineffective underwriting practices; inadequate allowance for loan and lease losses to cover actual losses; risks inherent in construction lending; adverse economic conditions in Asia; downturn in international trade; inability to attract deposits; inability to raise additional capital when needed or on favorable terms; inability to manage growth; inadequate communications, information, operating and financial control systems, technology from fourth party service providers; the U.S. government's monetary policies; government regulation; environmental liability with respect to properties to which the bank takes title; and the threat of terrorism. Additional factors that could cause the Bank's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the Bank's 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation which can be found on Preferred Bank's website. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of the press release, and the Bank assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. For additional information about Preferred Bank, please visit the Bank's website at www.preferredbank.com.

Financial Tables to Follow


PREFERRED BANK
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for net income per share and shares)
For the Quarter Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2023 2023 2022
Interest income:
Loans, including fees$107,709 $106,695 $87,159
Investment securities 16,973 18,556 11,028
Fed funds sold 282 278 192
Total interest income 124,964 125,529 98,379
Interest expense:
Interest-bearing demand 21,716 20,257 13,906
Savings 72 67 32
Time certificates 32,455 29,369 9,004
FHLB borrowings - 1,557 -
Subordinated debt 1,325 1,325 1,325
Total interest expense 55,568 52,575 24,267
Net interest income 69,396 72,954 74,112
Provision for credit losses 3,500 3,500 2,000
Net interest income after provision for
credit losses 65,896 69,454 72,112
Noninterest income:
Fees & service charges on deposit accounts 857 939 631
Letters of credit fee income 1,486 1,412 1,245
BOLI income 105 103 102
Net (loss) gain on called and sale of investment securities (929) - 297
Net gain on sale of loans 205 21 -
Other income 382 497 533
Total noninterest income 2,106 2,972 2,808
Noninterest expense:
Salary and employee benefits 12,058 13,008 12,953
Net occupancy expense 1,536 1,563 1,444
Business development and promotion expense 239 193 320
Professional services 1,355 1,423 1,028
Office supplies and equipment expense 391 395 460
Loss on sale of OREO, valuation allowance and related expense 294 140 2,103
Other
2,000 2,287 1,668
Total noninterest expense 17,873 19,009 19,976
Income before provision for income taxes 50,129 53,417 54,944
Income tax expense 14,290 15,225 15,384
Net income$35,839 $38,192 $39,560
Income per share available to common shareholders
Basic$2.63 $2.74 $2.76
Diluted$2.60 $2.71 $2.71
Weighted-average common shares outstanding
Basic 13,617,225 13,925,994 14,357,326
Diluted 13,804,315 14,105,915 14,617,377
Cash dividends per common share$0.70 $0.55 $0.55



PREFERRED BANK
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for net income per share and shares)
For the Year Ended
December 31, December 31, Change
2023 2022 %
Interest income:
Loans, including fees$412,505 $269,011 53.3%
Investment securities 64,427 24,997 157.7%
Fed funds sold 1,056 374 182.3%
Total interest income 477,988 294,382 62.4%
Interest expense:
Interest-bearing demand 75,417 24,221 211.4%
Savings 225 91 147.4%
Time certificates 103,853 17,412 496.4%
FHLB borrowings 3,819 - 100.0%
Subordinated debt 5,300 5,300 -0.0%
Total interest expense 188,614 47,024 301.1%
Net interest income 289,374 247,358 17.0%
Provision for credit losses 10,000 7,350 36.1%
Net interest income after provision for credit losses 279,374 240,008 16.4%
Noninterest income:
Fees & service charges on deposit accounts 3,333 2,728 22.2%
Letters of credit fee income 5,798 4,463 29.9%
BOLI income 412 401 2.7%
Net (loss) gain on called and sale of investment securities (5,046) 297 -1798.9%
Net gain on sale of loans 752 - 100.0%
Other income 1,864 1,973 -5.5%
Total noninterest income 7,113 9,862 -27.9%
Noninterest expense:
Salary and employee benefits 51,314 48,607 5.6%
Net occupancy expense 6,049 5,759 5.0%
Business development and promotion expense 737 811 -9.1%
Professional services 5,270 4,892 7.7%
Office supplies and equipment expense 1,588 1,864 -14.8%
Loss on sale of OREO, valuation allowance and related expense 3,344 2,818 18.7%
Other 8,332 5,922 40.7%
Total noninterest expense 76,634 70,673 8.4%
Income before provision for income taxes 209,853 179,197 17.1%
Income tax expense 59,813 50,352 18.8%
Net income$150,040 $128,845 16.4%
Dividend and earnings allocated to participating securities$- $(2) 100.0%
Net income available to common shareholders$150,040 $128,843 16.5%
Income per share available to common shareholders
Basic$10.64 $8.84 20.4%
Diluted$10.52 $8.70 20.9%
Weighted-average common shares outstanding
Basic 14,095,745 14,579,132 -3.3%
Diluted 14,261,644 14,809,416 -3.7%
Dividends per share$2.35 $1.84 27.7%



PREFERRED BANK
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
December 31, December 31,
2023 2022
(Unaudited) (Audited)
Assets
Cash and due from banks$890,852 $747,526
Fed funds sold 20,000 20,000
Cash and cash equivalents 910,852 767,526
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 21,171 22,459
Securities available-for-sale, at fair value 313,842 428,295
Loans 5,273,498 5,074,793
Less allowance for credit losses (78,355) (68,472)
Less amortized deferred loan fees, net (11,079) (9,939)
Loans, net 5,184,064 4,996,382
Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value 360 -
Other real estate owned and repossessed assets 16,716 21,990
Customers' liability on acceptances 315 1,731
Bank furniture and fixtures, net 9,694 8,999
Bank-owned life insurance 10,632 10,357
Accrued interest receivable 33,892 23,593
Investment in affordable housing partnerships 65,276 61,173
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 15,000 15,000
Deferred tax assets 44,446 43,218
Income tax receivable 6,936 -
Operating lease right-of-use assets 22,050 21,718
Other assets 4,030 2,917
Total assets$6,659,276 $6,425,358
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Deposits:
Noninterest bearing demand deposits$786,995 $1,192,091
Interest bearing deposits: 2,075,156 2,295,212
Savings 29,167 39,527
Time certificates of $250,000 or more 1,317,862 1,138,727
Other time certificates 1,500,162 891,440
Total deposits 5,709,342 5,556,997
Acceptances outstanding 315 1,731
Subordinated debt issuance, net 148,232 147,995
Commitments to fund investment in affordable housing partnerships 30,824 27,490
Operating lease liabilities 19,766 20,949
Accrued interest payable 16,124 2,608
Other liabilities 39,568 37,162
Total liabilities 5,964,171 5,794,932
Shareholders' equity 695,105 630,426
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$6,659,276 $6,425,358
Book value per common share$50.54 $43.91
Number of common shares outstanding 13,753,246 14,358,145



PREFERRED BANK
Selected Consolidated Financial Information
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for ratios)
For the Quarter Ended
December 31,September 30,June 30,March 31,December 31,
2023 2023 2023 2023 2022
Unaudited historical quarterly operations data:
Interest income$124,964 $125,529 $118,411 $109,084 $98,379
Interest expense 55,568 52,575 45,102 35,369 24,267
Interest income before provision for credit losses 69,396 72,954 73,309 73,715 74,112
Provision for credit losses 3,500 3,500 2,500 500 2,000
Noninterest income 2,106 2,972 3,101 (1,066) 2,808
Noninterest expense 17,873 19,009 20,852 18,899 19,976
Income tax expense 14,290 15,225 15,122 15,176 15,384
Net income$35,839 $38,192 $37,936 $38,074 $39,560
Earnings per share
Basic$2.63 $2.74 $2.63 $2.64 $2.76
Diluted$2.60 $2.71 $2.61 $2.61 $2.71
Ratios for the period:
Return on average assets 2.15% 2.25% 2.32% 2.41% 2.48%
Return on beginning equity 21.21% 22.66% 23.18% 24.49% 26.58%
Net interest margin (Fully-taxable equivalent) 4.24% 4.39% 4.58% 4.77% 4.75%
Noninterest expense to average assets 1.07% 1.12% 1.28% 1.20% 1.25%
Efficiency ratio 25.00% 25.04% 27.29% 26.01% 25.97%
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans (annualized) -0.00% 0.01% -0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Ratios as of period end:
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 10.85% 10.46% 10.61% 10.63% 10.30%
Common equity tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.57% 11.63% 11.51% 11.30% 10.81%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.57% 11.63% 11.51% 11.30% 10.81%
Total risk-based capital ratio 15.18% 15.32% 15.14% 14.91% 14.39%
Allowances for credit losses to loans at end of period 1.49% 1.46% 1.40% 1.36% 1.35%
Allowance for credit losses to non-performing loans2.73x3.86x13.86x254.56x12.49x
Average balances:
Total securities$349,863 $368,968 $397,905 $442,852 $434,830
Total loans 5,126,918 5,086,241 5,044,004 5,012,862 4,981,561
Total earning assets 6,499,469 6,597,557 6,432,950 6,276,630 6,193,330
Total assets 6,627,349 6,719,859 6,558,651 6,400,849 6,328,017
Total time certificate of deposits 2,767,385 2,680,854 2,617,872 2,209,370 1,872,239
Total interest bearing deposits 4,906,947 4,800,227 4,549,519 4,451,299 4,287,287
Total deposits 5,689,713 5,654,350 5,481,457 5,479,945 5,468,562
Total interest bearing liabilities 5,055,143 5,069,014 4,847,596 4,630,982 4,435,245
Total equity 683,141 678,020 677,306 650,963 613,729



PREFERRED BANK
Selected Consolidated Financial Information
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for ratios)
For the Year Ended
December 31,
December 31,
2023 2022
Interest income$477,988 $294,382
Interest expense 188,614 47,024
Interest income before provision for credit losses 289,374 247,358
Provision for credit losses 10,000 7,350
Noninterest income 7,113 9,862
Noninterest expense 76,634 70,673
Income tax expense 59,813 50,352
Net income$150,040 $128,845
Earnings per share
Basic$10.64 $8.84
Diluted$10.52 $8.70
Ratios for the period:
Return on average assets 2.28% 2.08%
Return on beginning equity 23.80% 21.96%
Net interest margin (Fully-taxable equivalent) 4.49% 4.09%
Noninterest expense to average assets 1.17% 1.14%
Efficiency ratio 25.85% 27.48%
Net charge-off (recoveries) to average loans 0.00% -0.02%
Average balances:
Total securities$389,584 $432,777
Total loans 5,067,870 4,760,815
Total earning assets 6,452,661 6,054,932
Total assets 6,577,690 6,181,138
Total time certificate of deposits 2,570,706 1,825,307
Total interest bearing deposits 4,678,893 4,048,450
Total deposits 5,577,155 5,340,533
Total interest bearing liabilities 4,902,616 4,196,321
Total equity 672,461 603,878



PREFERRED BANK
Selected Consolidated Financial Information
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for ratios)
As of
December 31, September 30, June 30, March 31, December 31,
2023 2023 2023 2023 2022
Unaudited quarterly statement of financial position data:
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$910,852 $1,021,108 $1,049,745 $885,691 $767,526
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 21,171 21,474 21,818 22,155 22,459
Securities available-for-sale, at fair value 313,842 335,608 352,548 367,492 428,295
Loans:
Real estate - Mortgage:
Real estate-Residential$688,057 $663,021 $631,795 $612,907 $609,292
Real estate-Commercial 2,760,762 2,688,148 2,744,074 2,813,681 2,730,726
Total Real Estate - Mortgage 3,448,819 3,351,169 3,375,879 3,426,588 3,340,018
Real estate - Construction:
R/E Construction - Residential 246,201 226,482 186,239 175,286 193,027
R/E Construction - Commercial 179,775 164,666 153,418 142,319 204,478
Total real estate construction loans 425,976 391,148 339,657 317,605 397,505
Commercial and industrial 1,393,830 1,377,675 1,388,865 1,299,325 1,320,830
SBA 3,469 2,424 4,427 7,306 11,339
Trade finance 1,041 5,541 9,348 6,885 4,521
Consumer and others 363 285 345 19 580
Gross loans 5,273,498 5,128,242 5,118,511 5,057,728 5,074,793
Allowance for credit losses on loans (78,355) (74,849) (71,429) (68,929) (68,472)
Net deferred loan fees (11,079) (10,240) (10,464) (10,286) (9,939)
Net loans, excluding loans held for sale$5,184,064 $5,043,153 $5,036,618 $4,978,513 $4,996,382
Loans held for sale$360 $- $176 $- $-
Net loans$5,184,424 $5,043,153 $5,036,794 $4,978,513 $4,996,382
Other real estate owned and repossessed assets$16,716 $16,716 $16,728 $18,628 $21,990
Investment in affordable housing partnerships 65,276 54,679 56,844 59,009 61,173
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Other assets 131,995 124,793 118,465 115,049 112,533
Total assets$6,659,276 $6,632,530 $6,667,942 $6,461,537 $6,425,358
Liabilities:
Deposits:
Demand$786,995 $838,300 $870,282 $1,050,992 $1,192,091
Interest bearing demand 2,075,156 2,091,384 2,005,298 1,751,439 2,295,212
Savings 29,167 30,427 32,089 33,861 39,527
Time certificates of $250,000 or more 1,317,862 1,283,461 1,244,128 1,329,720 1,138,727
Other time certificates 1,500,162 1,439,699 1,437,194 1,241,754 891,440
Total deposits$5,709,342 $5,683,271 $5,588,991 $5,407,766 $5,556,997
Acceptances outstanding$315 $103 $448 $107 $1,731
Advance from Federal Home Loan Bank - - 150,000 150,000 -
Subordinated debt issuance, net 148,232 148,173 148,114 148,055 147,995
Commitments to fund investment in affordable housing partnerships 30,824 20,824 20,930 26,709 27,490
Other liabilities 75,458 109,651 90,692 72,359 60,074
Total liabilities$5,964,171 $5,962,022 $5,999,175 $5,804,996 $5,794,287
Equity:
Net common stock, no par value$134,534 $143,584 $167,404 $181,208 $184,604
Retained earnings 592,325 566,027 535,373 505,207 475,072
Accumulated other comprehensive income (31,754) (39,103) (34,010) (29,874) (28,605)
Total shareholders' equity $695,105 $670,508 $668,767 $656,541 $631,071
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $6,659,276 $6,632,530 $6,667,942$6,461,537 $6,425,358



PREFERRED BANK
Quarter-to-Date Average Balances, Yield and Rates
(unaudited)
Three months ended December 31, Three months ended September 30, Three months ended December 31,
2023 2023 2022
InterestAverage InterestAverage InterestAverage
AverageIncome orYield/ AverageIncome orYield/ AverageIncome orYield/
BalanceExpenseRate BalanceExpenseRate BalanceExpenseRate
ASSETS(Dollars in thousands)
Interest earning assets:
Loans(1,2)$5,127,935 $107,7098.33% $5,086,302 $106,6958.32% $4,981,561 $87,1596.94%
Investment securities(3) 349,863 3,3353.78% 368,968 3,4223.68% 434,830 3,9933.64%
Federal funds sold 20,028 2825.58% 20,111 2785.48% 20,000 1923.81%
Other earning assets 1,001,643 13,7395.44% 1,122,176 15,2355.39% 756,939 7,1393.74%
Total interest earning assets 6,499,469 125,0657.63% 6,597,557 125,6307.55% 6,193,330 98,4836.31%
Deferred loan fees, net (10,421) (10,071) (10,003)
Allowance for credit losses on loans (74,965) (71,503) (66,515)
Noninterest earning assets:
Cash and due from banks 12,376 12,101 11,569
Bank furniture and fixtures 9,243 8,814 9,237
Right of use assets 20,338 21,491 22,002
Other assets 171,309 161,470 168,397
Total assets$6,627,349 $6,719,859 $6,328,017
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Interest bearing liabilities:
Deposits:
Interest bearing demand and savings$2,139,562 $21,7884.04% $2,119,373 $20,3243.80% $2,415,048 $13,9382.29%
TCD $250K or more 1,294,531 15,6004.78% 1,251,397 14,0854.47% 1,017,302 6,0142.35%
Other time certificates 1,472,854 16,8554.54% 1,429,457 15,2844.24% 854,937 2,9901.39%
Total interest bearing deposits 4,906,947 54,2434.39% 4,800,227 49,6934.11% 4,287,287 22,9422.12%
Short-term borrowings 2 06.08% - -0.00% - -0.00%
Advance from Federal home loan bank - -0.00% 120,652 1,5575.12% - -0.00%
Subordinated debt, net 148,194 1,3253.55% 148,135 1,3253.55% 147,958 1,3253.55%
Total interest bearing liabilities 5,055,143 55,5684.36% 5,069,014 52,5754.11% 4,435,245 24,2672.17%
Noninterest bearing liabilities:
Demand deposits 782,766 854,123 1,181,275
Lease Liability 18,179 19,759 21,542
Other liabilities 88,120 98,943 76,212
Total liabilities 5,944,208 6,041,839 5,714,274
Shareholders' equity 683,141 678,020 613,743
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$6,627,349 $6,719,859 $6,328,017
Net interest income $69,497 $73,055 $74,216
Net interest spread 3.27% 3.44% 4.14%
Net interest margin 4.24% 4.39% 4.75%
Cost of Deposits:
Noninterest bearing demand deposits$782,766 $854,123 $1,181,275
Interest bearing deposits 4,906,947 54,2434.39% 4,800,227 49,6934.11% 4,287,287 22,9422.12%
Total Deposits$5,689,713 $54,2433.78% $5,654,350 $49,6933.49% $5,468,562 $22,9421.66%
(1) Includes non-accrual loans and loans held for sale
(2) Net loan fee income of $1.0 million, $1.1 million and $972,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2023, September 30, 2023, and December 31, 2022, respectively, are included in the yield computations
(3) Yields on securities have been adjusted to a tax-equivalent basis



PREFERRED BANK
Year-to-Date Average Balances, Yield and Rates
(unaudited)
Year ended December 31,
2023 2022
InterestAverage InterestAverage
AverageIncome orYield/ AverageIncome orYield/
BalanceExpenseRate BalanceExpenseRate
ASSETS(Dollars in thousands)
Interest earning assets:
Loans(1,2)$5,068,486 $412,5058.14% $4,760,815 $269,0115.65%
Investment securities(3) 389,584 14,4613.71% 432,777 11,5842.68%
Federal funds sold 20,090 1,0565.25% 20,070 3741.86%
Other earning assets 974,501 50,3725.17% 841,270 13,8371.64%
Total interest earning assets 6,452,661 478,3947.41% 6,054,932 294,8064.87%
Deferred loan fees, net (10,212) (8,697)
Allowance for credit losses on loans (70,992) (61,645)
Noninterest earning assets:
Cash and due from banks 11,978 11,068
Bank furniture and fixtures 9,010 9,826
Right of use assets 21,417 21,612
Other assets 163,828 154,042
Total assets$6,577,690 $6,181,138
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Interest bearing liabilities:
Deposits:
Interest bearing demand/ savings$2,108,187 $75,6423.59% $2,223,143 $24,3121.09%
TCD $250K or more 1,267,859 53,2004.20% 938,491 10,7681.15%
Other time certificates 1,302,847 50,6533.89% 886,816 6,6440.75%
Total interest \bearing deposits 4,678,893 179,4953.84% 4,048,450 41,7241.03%
Short-term borrowings 1 03.06% - -0.00%
Advance from Federal home loan bank 75,616 3,8195.05% 147,871 5,3003.58%
Subordinated debt, net 148,106 5,3003.58% - -0.00%
Total interest bearing liabilities 4,902,616 188,6143.85% 4,196,321 47,0241.12%
Noninterest bearing liabilities:
Demand deposits 898,262 1,292,083
Lease Liability 19,902 21,731
Other liabilities 84,449 67,125
Total liabilities 5,905,229 5,577,260
Shareholders' equity 672,461 603,878
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$6,577,690 $6,181,138
Net interest income $289,780 $247,782
Net interest spread 3.57% 3.75%
Net interest margin 4.49% 4.09%
Cost of Deposits:
Noninterest bearing demand deposits$898,262 $1,292,083
Interest bearing deposits 4,678,893 179,4953.84% 4,048,450 41,7241.03%
Total Deposits$5,577,155 $179,4953.22% $5,340,533 $41,7240.78%
(1) Includes non-accrual loans and loans held for sale
(2) Net loan fee income of $4.2 million and $3.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, are included in the yield computations
(3) Yields on securities have been adjusted to a tax-equivalent basis



Preferred Bank
Loan and Credit Quality Information
Allowance For Credit Losses History
Year ended
December 31, 2023 December 31, 2022
(Dollars in 000's)
Allowance For Credit Losses
Balance at Beginning of Period$68,472 $59,969
Charge-Offs
Commercial & Industrial 124 1,222
Mini-perm Real Estate - 1
Total Charge-Offs 124 1,223
Recoveries
Commercial & Industrial 7 -
Mini-perm Real Estate - 2,376
Total Recoveries 7 2,376
Net Charge-Offs (recoveries) 117 (1,153)
Provision for Credit Losses: 10,000 7,350
Balance at End of Period$78,355 $68,472
Average Loans Held for Investment$5,067,870 $4,760,815
Loans Held for Investment at End of Period$5,273,498 $5,074,793
Net Charge-Offs (recoveries) to Average Loans 0.00% -0.02%
Allowances for Credit Losses to Loans at End of Period 1.49% 1.35%

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