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Veritex Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Year-End 2018 Results, Initiates Dividend and Announces Stock Buyback Program

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DALLAS, Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veritex Holdings, Inc. (“Veritex” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: VBTX), the holding company for Veritex Community Bank, today announced the results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018. Net income available to common stockholders was $9.8 million, or $0.40 diluted earnings per share (“EPS”), compared to $8.9 million, or $0.36 diluted EPS, for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 and $3.3 million, or $0.14 diluted EPS, for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.   The fourth quarter and full year of 2018 results do not include the financial results of Green Bancorp, Inc. ("Green"), which was merged with and into the Company on January 1, 2019. Green's results as a separate company for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 are presented separately in this release.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights:

  • Diluted EPS was $0.40 and diluted operating EPS was $0.47 for the fourth quarter of 2018
  • Total loans increased $110.8 million, or 18.12% annualized during the fourth quarter of 2018
  • NIM expanded to 3.82%1 for the fourth quarter 2018 compared to 3.73%1 for the third quarter of 2018 excluding cash collections in excess of expected cash flows on purchased credit impaired ("PCI") loans
  • Announced initiation of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125
  • Announced stock buyback program to purchase up to $50.0 million during 2019 of our outstanding common stock


    Veritex   Green
    Q4 2018   Q3 2018   Q4 2018   Q3 2018
    (Dollars in thousands)
GAAP                
Net income available to common stockholders   $ 9,825     $ 8,935     $ 15,327     $ 15,597  
Diluted EPS   0.40     0.36     0.41     0.41  
Return on average assets2   1.20 %   1.10 %   1.37 %   1.42 %
Efficiency ratio   54.27     57.58     50.52     53.64  
Net loan growth2, 4   18.12     4.40     4.06     17.83  
Book value per common share   $ 21.88     $ 21.38     $ 13.66     $ 13.12  
Non-GAAP3                
Operating net income available to common stockholders   $ 11,457     $ 10,401     $ 16,559     $ 18,552  
Diluted operating EPS   0.47     0.42     0.44     0.49  
Operating return on average assets2   1.40 %   1.28 %   1.49 %   1.69 %
Operating efficiency ratio   50.65     49.09     47.77     47.07  
Return on average tangible common equity2   12.12     11.41     15.20     16.01  
Operating return on average tangible common equity2   13.99     13.14     16.40     19.00  
Tangible book value per common share   $ 14.57     $ 14.02     $ 11.18     $ 10.63  

1 Excludes $354 thousand and $2.0 million of cash collections in excess of expected cash flows on PCI loans for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively. Including the cash collections in excess of expected cash flows NIM was 3.87% and 4.00% for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively.
2 Annualized ratio.
3 Refer to "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" after the financial highlights of Veritex and Green, respectively, for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to their most directly comparable GAAP measure.
4 Loan growth for Green includes $83.8 million of branch assets (loans) held for sale as of December 31, 2018


"2018 has been another transformational year for the Company and with the consummation of the merger with Green on January 1, 2019, Veritex became one of the 10 largest banks headquartered in Texas," said C. Malcolm Holland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritex. "This strategic merger provides Veritex with the growth opportunities, scale and footprint to continue to deliver excellent customer service and generate top-tier financial performance for our stockholders." Holland continued, "Our integration planning is right on track including organizational design, system selection, product mapping and training. We are encouraged by the way employees of both companies have come together to work on the consolidation and the creation of a premier Texas community banking franchise. We continue to anticipate meaningful earnings accretion and efficiency as we realize the benefits of the merger."

Discussion of Veritex Q4 Results

Result of Operations for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

Net Interest Income

For the three months ended December 31, 2018, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $28.3 million and net interest margin was 3.87% compared to $29.2 million and 4.00%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The $889 thousand decrease in net interest income and 13 basis point decrease in net interest margin was primarily due to an increase in the average rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities during the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2018. Average interest-bearing deposits grew to $2.0 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2018 from $1.9 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2018, primarily due to increases in average outstanding correspondent money market and brokered deposit account balances which have interest rates above the average rate paid on our other interest-bearing deposits. As a result, the average cost of interest-bearing deposits increased to 1.75% for the three months ended December 31, 2018 from 1.59% for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses increased by $2.5 million from $25.8 million to $28.3 million and net interest margin decreased 37 basis points from 4.24% to 3.87% for the three months ended December 31, 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. The increase in net interest income before provision for loan losses was primarily driven by loan growth of $110.8 million during the three months ended December 31, 2018. For the three months ended December 31, 2018, average loan balances increased by $471.5 million compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, which resulted in a $6.8 million increase in interest income. This was partially offset by an increase in the average rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities discussed above, which resulted in a $5.1 million increase in interest expense on deposit accounts. Net interest margin decreased 37 basis points compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017 primarily due to an increase in the average rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities during the three months ended December 31, 2018. Average interest-bearing deposit accounts grew to $2.0 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to $1.6 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2017, primarily due to increases in average outstanding correspondent money market and brokered deposit account balances which have interest rates above the average rate paid on our other interest-bearing deposits. As a result, the average cost of interest-bearing deposits increased to 1.75% for the three months ended December 31, 2018 from 0.93% for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $4.0 million, an increase of $1.5 million or 60.4% compared to the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase was primarily due to a $1.6 million increase in the gain on sale of Small Business Administration ("SBA") loans for the three months ended December 31, 2018.

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 grew $1.7 million or 75.2%. The increase was primarily due to a $1.3 million increase in the gain on sale of SBA loans and a $171 thousand increase in rental income resulting from the purchase of our headquarter building on December 6, 2017.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense was $17.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $18.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, a decrease of $708 thousand, or 3.9%. The decrease was primarily driven by a $1.5 million decrease in merger and acquisition expenses paid in connection with the merger with Green.  The decrease was partially offset by a $884 thousand increase in salaries and employee benefits in the three months ended December 31, 2018 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2018, primarily due to a $564 thousand decrease in amounts allocated or deferred as direct loan origination costs, which are required to be deferred in accordance with ASC 310-20 (formerly FAS91).

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, noninterest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2018 increased $2.5 million, or 16.6%. The increase was primarily driven by a $1.1 million increase in professional and regulatory fees resulting from increased information technology professional support services and loan-related legal fees.The increase was also driven by a $921 thousand increase in salaries and employee benefit expenses compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, primarily related to two additional months of salaries and employee benefit expenses for employees associated with Liberty Bancshares, Inc. ("Liberty"), which we acquired in a transaction that closed on December 1, 2017. Due to the acquisition of Liberty, one month of salaries and employee benefit expense related to Liberty employees were included for the three months ended December 31, 2017 compared to three months of expenses for the Liberty employees during the three months ended December 31, 2018.

Financial Condition

Total loans were $2.5 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $110.8 million, or 18.12% annualized, compared to September 30, 2018 and $322.4 million, or 14.4%, compared to December 31, 2017. The net increase was the result of the continued execution and success of our loan growth strategy.

Total deposits were $2.6 billion at December 31, 2018, a decrease of $33.8 million, or 1.3%, compared to September 30, 2018 and an increase of $343.8 million, or 15.1%, compared to December 31, 2017. The decrease from September 30, 2018 was primarily the result of a decrease of $35.5 million in non-interest bearing demand deposits, which was slightly offset by an increase of $2.6 million in interest bearing checking accounts. The increase from December 31, 2017 was primarily the result of an increase of $180.0 million and $204.2 million in correspondent money market accounts and brokered deposits, respectively.

Asset Quality

Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans was 0.75%, 0.73% and 0.57% of total loans held for investment at December 31, 2018, September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans for each of the three quarters ended was determined by an evaluation of the qualitative factors around the nature, volume and mix of the loan portfolio. The increase at December 31, 2018 in the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans from September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was attributable to continued execution and success of our organic growth strategy, which was partially offset by payoffs of acquired loans and an increase in specific reserves on certain non-performing loans. We recorded a provision for loan losses of $1.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to a provision of $3.1 million and $2.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, which reflects adjustments to provision for loan losses as a result of our continued organic growth.

Nonperforming assets totaled $24.7 million, or 0.77%, of total assets at December 31, 2018 compared to $26.1 million, or 0.80%, of total assets at September 30, 2018 and $932 thousand, or 0.03%, of total assets at December 31, 2017. The decrease of $1.4 million compared to September 30, 2018 was primarily due to the renewal, during the fourth quarter of 2018, of a $3.8 million loan that was 90 days past due at September 30, 2018. The increase of $23.8 million in nonperforming assets compared to December 31, 2017 was primarily due to the placement of $17.2 million of PCI loans on non-accrual status as a result of information the Company obtained, that precluded the Company from reasonably estimating the timing and amount of future cash flows relating to these loans. Excluding these purchased credit impaired loans compared to December 31, 2017, the increase of $7.0 million in nonperforming assets was a result of an increase in nonperforming loans of $7.1 million, partially offset by a decrease in other real estate owned of $449 thousand.

Discussion of Green Q4 Results

Result of Operations for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

Net Interest Income

For the three months ended December 31, 2018, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $40.4 million and net interest margin was 3.82% compared to $39.5 million and 3.78%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The $927 thousand increase in net interest income and 4 basis point increase in net interest margin was primarily driven by continued total loan growth of $34.2 million during the three months ended December 31, 2018, which includes branch assets held for sale. For the three months ended December 31, 2018, average loan balances increased by $57.9 million compared to the three months ended September 30, 2018, which resulted in a $2.3 million increase in interest income. This was partially offset by an increase in the average rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities during the three months ended December 31, 2018. Average interest-bearing deposits grew $92.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018 to $2.7 billion from $2.6 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2018, primarily due to increases in average outstanding money market account balances and certificates of deposit. As a result, the average cost of interest-bearing deposits increased to 1.61% for the three months ended December 31, 2018 from 1.39% for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, net interest income before provision for loan losses increased by $3.6 million from $36.8 million to $40.4 million and net interest margin increased 18 basis points from 3.64% to 3.82% for the three months ended December 31, 2018. The $3.6 million increase in net interest income and 18 basis point increase in net interest margin were primarily driven by continued loan growth as discussed above. For the three months ended December 31, 2018, average loan balances increased by $264.7 million compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, which resulted in a $9.0 million increase in interest income. This was partially offset by an increase in the average rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities during the three months ended December 31, 2018. Average interest-bearing deposits decreased $4.1 million, and the average cost of interest-bearing deposits increased to 1.61%, for the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $4.4 million, a decrease of $1.1 million, or 19.4%, compared to the three months ended September 30, 2018. The decrease was primarily due to a $624 thousand decrease in the gain on sale of guaranteed portion of loans and a $320 thousand decrease in loan fees.

Noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $4.4 million, an increase of $485 thousand or 12.3% compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017. The increase was primarily due to a $582 thousand increase in customer service fees and a $1.1 million decrease in net loss on held for sale loans. This increase was slightly offset by a $1.6 million decrease in gain on sale of guaranteed portion of loans.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense was $22.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $24.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, a decrease of $1.4 million, or 6.1%. The decrease was primarily driven by a $1.7 million decrease in merger and acquisition expenses.

Compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, noninterest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2018 decreased $919 thousand, or 3.9%. The decrease was primarily driven by a $1.2 million decrease in professional and regulatory fees, a $781 thousand decrease in salaries and employee benefits and a $445 thousand decrease in loan related expenses. This increase was slightly offset by a $1.2 million increase in merger and acquisition expenses.

Financial Condition

Total loans were $3.3 billion at December 31, 2018, a decrease of $50.0 million, or 1.5%, compared to September 30, 2018 and increased $123.3 million, or 3.9%, compared to December 31, 2017. Including $83.8 million of loans that are included in branch assets held for sale as of December 31, 2018, total loans increased $34.2 million, or 1.0%, compared to September 30, 2018 and increased $207.5 million, or 6.5%, compared to December 31, 2017. The net increase was the result of the continued execution and success of Green's loan growth strategy.

Total deposits were $3.5 billion at December 31, 2018, an increase of $51.9 million, or 1.5%, compared to September 30, 2018 and an increase of $69.2 million, or 2.0%, compared to December 31, 2017. Including $52.3 million of deposits that are included in branch liabilities held for sale as of December 31, 2018, total deposits increased $104.1 million, or 3.0%, compared to September 30, 2018 and increased $121.5 million, or 3.6%, compared to December 31, 2017. The increase from September 30, 2018 was primarily the result of an increase of $102.9 million in interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits. The increase from December 31, 2017 was primarily the result of increases of $91.5 million and $37.0 million in time deposits and noninterest-bearing deposits, respectively.

Asset Quality

Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans was 0.98%, 1.05% and 0.98% of total loans held for investment at December 31, 2018, September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans for each of the three quarters ended was determined by loss migration analysis and a review of the qualitative factors and specific reserves for impaired loans. A provision for loan losses of $2.4 million was recorded for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to provisions of $320 thousand and $4.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, which is a result of the general provision required from continued organic growth. During the three months ended September 30, 2018, there was a $1.6 million reduction in the specific reserves for a syndicated health care credit, which offset the addition of general reserves due to loan growth. There was no corresponding reduction in specific reserves for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

Nonperforming assets totaled $61.0 million, or 1.38%, of total assets at December 31, 2018 compared to $72.5 million, or 1.64%, of total assets at September 30, 2018 and $71.6 million, or 1.68%, of total assets at December 31, 2017. The decrease was due to decreases in nonaccrual loans and real estate acquired through foreclosure.

Dividend Information

On January 28, 2019, Veritex's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on its outstanding shares of common stock, payable on February 21, 2019, to stockholders of record as of February 7, 2019.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company’s management uses certain non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measures to evaluate its operating performance and provide information that is important to investors. However, non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental and should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Specifically, the Company reviews and reports tangible book value per common share, tangible common equity to tangible assets, return on average tangible common equity, operating earnings, pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings, diluted operating earnings per share, operating return on average assets, operating return on average tangible common equity and operating efficiency ratio. The Company has included in this earnings release information related to these non-GAAP financial measures for the applicable periods presented. Please refer to “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” after the financial highlights for both Veritex and Green, respectively, at the end of this earnings release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call

The Company will host an investor conference call to review the results on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time. Participants may pre-register for the call by visiting https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/r6d2ku78 and will receive a unique PIN number, which can be used when dialing in for the call. This will allow attendees to enter the call immediately. Alternatively, participants may call toll-free at (877) 703-9880.

The call and corresponding presentation slides will be webcast live on the home page of the Company's website, www.veritexbank.com. An audio replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the call at (855) 859-2056, Conference #6808679. This replay, as well as the webcast, will be available until February 5, 2019.

About Veritex Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Veritex is a bank holding company that conducts banking activities through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Veritex Community Bank, with locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and in the Houston metropolitan area. Veritex Community Bank is a Texas state chartered bank regulated by the Texas Department of Banking and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. For more information, visit www.veritexbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on various facts and derived utilizing assumptions and current expectations, estimates and projections and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to the impact Veritex expects its acquisition of Green to have on Veritex’s operations, financial condition, and financial results, and Veritex’s expectations about its ability to successfully integrate the combined businesses and the amount of cost savings and overall operational efficiencies Veritex expects to realize as a result of the acquisition. Forward-looking statements may also include statements about Veritex’s future financial performance, business and growth strategy, projected plans and objectives, as well as other projections based on macroeconomic and industry trends, which are inherently unreliable due to the multiple factors that impact economic trends, and any such variations may be material. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing words. Further, certain factors that could affect future results and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the possibility that the businesses of Veritex and Green will not be integrated successfully, that the cost savings and any synergies from the acquisition may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected, disruption from the acquisition making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, customers or other parties with whom Veritex has (or Green had) business relationships, diversion of management time on integration-related issues, the reaction to the transaction of the companies’ customers, employees and counterparties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Veritex. We refer you to the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Veritex’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Veritex’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the SEC, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if Veritex’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Veritex anticipates. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Veritex does not undertake any obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this earnings release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

    For the Quarter Ended   For the Year Ended
    Dec 31,
2018
  Sep 30,
2018
  Jun 30,
2018
  Mar 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
  Dec 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
     
    (Dollars and shares in thousands)
Per Share Data (Common Stock):                            
Basic EPS   $ 0.41     $ 0.37     $ 0.42     $ 0.43     $ 0.14     $ 1.63     $ 0.82  
Diluted EPS   0.40     0.36     0.42     0.42     0.14     1.60     0.80  
Book value per common share   21.88     21.38     21.03     20.60     20.28     21.88     20.28  
Tangible book value per common share1   14.57     14.02     13.63     13.14     12.75     14.57     12.75  
                             
Common Stock Data:                            
Shares outstanding at period end   24,251     24,192     24,181     24,149     24,110     24,251     24,110  
Weighted average basic shares outstanding for the period   24,224     24,176     24,148     24,120     23,124     24,169     18,404  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the period   24,532     24,613     24,546     24,539     23,524     24,590     18,810  
                             
Summary Performance Ratios:                            
Return on average assets2   1.20 %   1.10 %   1.34 %   1.41 %   0.48 %   1.26 %   0.76 %
Pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets1, 2   1.95     1.98     2.03     2.14     2.07     2.02     1.81  
Return on average equity2   7.44     6.88     8.11     8.55     2.78     7.73     4.54  
Return on average tangible common equity1, 2   12.12     11.41     13.53     14.70     4.93     12.89     6.27  
Efficiency ratio   54.27     57.58     53.51     54.28     53.60     54.92     56.24  
                             
Selected Performance Metrics - Operating:                            
Diluted operating EPS1   $ 0.47     $ 0.42     $ 0.46     $ 0.50     $ 0.31     $ 1.84     $ 1.08  
Operating return on average assets1, 2   1.40 %   1.28 %   1.47 %   1.65 %   1.09 %   1.45 %   1.03 %
Operating return on average tangible common equity1, 2   13.99     13.14     14.82     16.99     10.26     14.68     8.32  
Operating efficiency ratio1   50.65     49.09     48.67     49.94     49.98     49.60     52.70  
                             
Veritex Holdings, Inc. Capital Ratios:                            
Average stockholders' equity to average total assets   16.14 %   15.92 %   16.48 %   16.48 %   17.26 %   16.25 %   16.81 %
Tier 1 capital to average assets (leverage)   12.04     11.74     12.08     11.84     12.92     12.04     12.92  
Common equity tier 1 capital   11.80     12.02     12.17     12.04     12.03     11.80     12.03  
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets   12.18     12.43     12.60     12.48     12.48     12.18     12.48  
Total capital to risk-weighted assets   12.98     13.22     13.31     13.17     13.16     12.98     13.16  
Tangible common equity to tangible assets1   11.66     10.95     11.15     11.01     11.12     11.66     11.12  
                             
Veritex Bank Capital Ratios:                            
Tier 1 capital to average assets (leverage)   10.87 %   10.53 %   10.70 %   10.39 %   11.28 %   10.87 %   11.28 %
Common equity tier 1 capital   11.01 %   11.13 %   11.16 %   10.94 %   10.88 %   11.01 %   10.88 %
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets   11.01 %   11.13 %   11.16 %   10.94 %   10.88 %   11.01 %   10.88 %
Total capital to risk-weighted assets   11.64 %   11.75 %   11.70 %   11.45 %   11.37 %   11.64 %   11.37 %

Refer to "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" after the financial highlights of Veritex and Green, respectively, for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to their most directly comparable GAAP measure.
Annualized ratio.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights

    December 31,
 2018
  September 30,
 2018
  June 30,
 2018
  March 31,
 2018
  December 31,
 2017
    (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)    
    (Dollars in thousands)
Period End Balance Sheet Data:                    
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 84,449     $ 261,790     $ 146,740     $ 195,194     $ 149,044  
Investment securities   262,695     256,237     252,187     243,164     228,117  
                     
Loans held for sale   1,258     1,425     453     893     841  
Loans held for investment   2,555,494     2,444,499     2,418,886     2,316,065     2,233,490  
Total Loans   2,556,752     2,445,924     2,419,339     2,316,958     2,234,331  
Allowance for loan losses   (19,255 )   (17,909 )   (14,842 )   (13,401 )   (12,808 )
Accrued interest receivable   8,828     8,291     8,137     7,127     7,676  
Bank-owned life insurance   22,064     21,915     21,767     21,620     21,476  
Bank premises, furniture and equipment, net   78,409     77,346     76,348     76,045     75,251  
Non-marketable equity securities   22,822     27,417     27,086     20,806     13,732  
Investment in unconsolidated subsidiary   352     352     352     352     352  
Other real estate owned               10     449  
Intangible assets, net   15,896     16,603     17,482     18,372     20,441  
Goodwill   161,447     161,447     161,447     161,685     159,452  
Other assets   14,091     16,433     15,831     13,634     14,518  
Branch assets held for sale           1,753     1,753     33,552  
Total assets   $ 3,208,550     $ 3,275,846     $ 3,133,627     $ 3,063,319     $ 2,945,583  
                     
Noninterest-bearing deposits   $ 626,283     $ 661,754     $ 611,315     $ 597,236     $ 612,830  
Interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits   1,313,161     1,346,264     1,252,774     1,354,757     1,200,487  
Certificates and other time deposits   682,984     648,236     626,329     541,801     465,313  
Total deposits   2,622,428     2,656,254     2,490,418     2,493,794     2,278,630  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   5,413     6,875     4,130     3,862     5,098  
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities   5,361     5,759     5,856     3,412     5,446  
Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank   28,019     73,055     108,092     48,128     71,164  
Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes   16,691     16,691     16,690     16,690     16,689  
Other borrowings                   15,000  
Branch liabilities held for sale                   64,627  
Total liabilities   2,677,912     2,758,634     2,625,186     2,565,886     2,456,654  
Stockholders’ equity   530,638     517,212     508,441     497,433     488,929  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 3,208,550     $ 3,275,846     $ 3,133,627     $ 3,063,319     $ 2,945,583  
                                         


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

    For the Quarter Ended   For the Year Ended
    Dec 31,
2018
  Sep 30,
2018
  Jun 30,
2018
  Mar 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
  Dec 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Interest income:                            
Loans, including fees   $ 35,028     $ 35,074     $ 32,291     $ 32,067     $ 28,182     $ 134,460     $ 73,795  
Investment securities   1,908     1,722     1,647     1,328     1,211     6,605     3,462  
Deposits in other banks   833     1,016     613     687     500     3,149     2,287  
Other investments   5     6     4     5     4     20     8  
Total interest income   37,774     37,818     34,555     34,087     29,897     144,234     79,552  
Interest expense:                            
Transaction and savings deposits   5,412     4,694     4,204     3,289     2,397     17,599     8,981  
Certificates and other time deposits   3,394     3,068     2,248     1,004     1,280     9,714     897  
Advances from FHLB   377     630     234     460     213     1,701     531  
Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes   304     250     245     232     257     1,031     635  
Total interest expense   9,487     8,642     6,931     4,985     4,147     30,045     11,044  
Net interest income   28,287     29,176     27,624     29,102     25,750     114,189     68,508  
Provision for loan losses   1,364     3,057     1,504     678     2,529     6,603     5,114  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   26,923     26,119     26,120     28,424     23,221     107,586     63,394  
Noninterest income:                            
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts   832     809     846     933     769     3,420     2,502  
Loan fees   387     410     261     274     206     1,332     657  
(Loss) gain on sales of investment securities, net   (42 )   (34 )   4     8     17     (64 )   222  
Gain on sales of loans and other assets owned   1,789     270     416     581     882     3,056     3,141  
Rental income   310     414     452     478     139     1,654     139  
Other   751     641     613     507     285     2,512     915  
Total noninterest income   4,027     2,510     2,592     2,781     2,298     11,910     7,576  
Noninterest expense:                            
Salaries and employee benefits   8,278     7,394     7,657     7,809     7,357     31,138     20,828  
Occupancy and equipment   2,412     2,890     2,143     3,234     1,996     10,679     5,618  
Professional and regulatory fees   1,889     1,893     1,528     1,972     811     7,282     4,158  
Data processing and software expense   888     697     689     746     766     3,020     2,217  
Marketing   570     306     446     461     388     1,783     1,293  
Amortization of intangibles   835     798     856     978     551     3,467     964  
Telephone and communications   223     236     414     426     282     1,299     720  
Merger and acquisition expenses   1,150     2,692     1,043     335     1,018     5,220     2,691  
Other   1,293     1,340     1,393     1,345     1,866     5,371     4,300  
Total noninterest expense   17,538     18,246     16,169     17,306     15,035     69,259     42,789  
Net income from operations   13,412     10,383     12,543     13,899     10,484     50,237     28,181  
Income tax expense   3,587     1,448     2,350     3,511     7,227     10,896     13,029  
Net income   9,825     8,935     10,193     10,388     3,257     39,341     15,152  
Preferred stock dividends                           42  
Net income available to common stockholders   $ 9,825     $ 8,935     $ 10,193     $ 10,388     $ 3,257     $ 39,341     $ 15,110  
                                                         


 VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

    For the Quarter Ended
    December 31, 2018   September 30, 2018   December 31, 2017
    Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
  Average
Yield/
Rate
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
  Average
Yield/
Rate
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
  Average
Yield/
Rate
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Assets                                    
Interest-earning assets:                                    
Loans1   $ 2,502,084     $ 35,028     5.55 %   $ 2,432,095     $ 35,074     5.72 %   $ 2,030,587     $ 28,182     5.51 %
Investment securities   263,182     1,908     2.88     254,242     1,722     2.69     233,244     1,211     2.06  
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions   136,879     833     2.41     203,750     1,016     1.98     145,099     500     1.37  
Other investments   352     5     5.64     352     6     6.76     352     4     4.51  
Total interest-earning assets   2,902,497     37,774     5.16     2,890,439     37,818     5.19     2,409,282     29,897     4.92  
Allowance for loan losses   (18,338 )           (16,160 )           (10,658 )        
Noninterest-earning assets   359,009             358,935             292,664          
Total assets   $ 3,243,168             $ 3,233,214             $ 2,691,288          
                                     
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                                    
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                    
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits   $ 1,337,901     5,412     1.60 %   $ 1,278,798     $ 4,694     1.46 %   $ 1,091,711     2,397     0.87 %
Certificates and other time deposits   655,776     3,394     2.05     655,034     3,068     1.86     478,239     1,280     1.06  
Advances from FHLB   52,436     377     2.85     120,114     630     2.08     74,589     213     1.13  
Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes   16,691     304     7.23     16,690     250     5.94     25,398     257     4.01  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   2,062,804     9,487     1.82     2,070,636     8,642     1.66     1,669,937     4,147     0.98  
                                     
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:                                    
Noninterest-bearing deposits   643,958             635,952             542,918          
Other liabilities   12,816             11,750             13,819          
Total liabilities   2,719,578             2,718,338             2,226,674          
Stockholders’ equity   523,590             514,876             464,614          
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 3,243,168             $ 3,233,214             $ 2,691,288          
                                     
Net interest rate spread2           3.34 %           3.53 %           3.94 %
Net interest income and margin3       $ 28,287     3.87 %       $ 29,176     4.00 %       $ 25,750     4.24 %

1 Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $1,019, $1,091, and $3,155 for the three months ended December 31, 2018, September 30,    2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
2 Net interest rate spread is the average yield on interest-earning assets minus the average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
3 Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

    For the Year Ended December 31,
    2018   2017
    Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
  Average
Yield/
Rate
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
  Average
Yield/
Rate
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Assets                        
Interest-earning assets:                        
Loans1   $ 2,382,946     $ 134,460     5.64 %   $ 1,441,295     $ 73,795     5.12 %
Investment securities   247,163     6,605     2.67 %   170,253     3,462     2.03 %
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions   160,402     3,149     1.96 %   202,314     2,287     1.13 %
Other investments   340     20     5.88 %   202     8     3.96 %
Total interest-earning assets   2,790,851     144,234     5.17 %   1,814,064     79,552     4.39 %
Allowance for loan losses   (15,324 )           (9,567 )        
Noninterest-earning assets   356,901             176,471          
Total assets   $ 3,132,428             $ 1,980,968          
                         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                        
Interest-bearing liabilities:                        
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits   $ 1,277,186     17,599     1.38 %   $ 871,212     8,981     1.03 %
Certificates and other time deposits   608,041     9,714     1.60 %   279,821     897     0.32 %
Advances from FHLB   87,366     1,701     1.95 %   51,196     531     1.04 %
Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes   16,748     1,031     6.16 %   13,878     635     4.58 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,989,341     30,045     1.51 %   1,216,107     11,044     0.91 %
                         
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:                        
Noninterest-bearing deposits   621,613             425,124          
Other liabilities   12,456             6,802          
Total liabilities   2,623,410             1,648,033          
Stockholders’ equity   509,018             332,935          
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 3,132,428             $ 1,980,968          
                         
Net interest rate spread2           3.66 %           3.48 %
Net interest income and margin3       $ 114,189     4.09 %       $ 68,508     3.77 %

Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $1,198 and $2,493 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
2 Net interest rate spread is the average yield on interest-earning assets minus the average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
3 Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

Yield Trend

    For the Quarter Ended
    December 31,
 2018
  September 30,
 2018
  June 30,
 2018
  March 31,
 2018
  December 31,
 2017
Average yield on interest-earning assets:                    
Total loans1   5.55 %   5.72 %   5.55 %   5.75 %   5.51 %
Securities available for sale   2.88     2.69     2.66     2.43     2.06  
Interest-bearing deposits in other banks   2.41     1.98     1.80     1.70     1.37  
Investment in unconsolidated  subsidiary   5.64     6.76     4.91     6.20     4.51  
Total interest-earning assets   5.16 %   5.19 %   5.10 %   5.22 %   4.92 %
                     
Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities:                    
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits   1.60 %   1.46 %   1.33 %   1.10 %   0.87 %
Certificates and other time deposits   2.05     1.86     1.52     0.77     1.06  
Advances from FHLB   2.85     2.08     1.57     1.59     1.13  
Subordinated debentures and subordinated notes   7.23     5.94     5.89     5.56     4.01  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1.82 %   1.66 %   1.43 %   1.08 %   0.98 %
                     
Net interest rate spread2   3.34 %   3.53 %   3.67 %   4.14 %   3.94 %
Net interest margin3   3.87 %   4.00 %   4.07 %   4.46 %   4.24 %

Includes average outstanding balances of loans held for sale of $1,019, $1,091, $1,349, $1,336 and $3,155 for the three months ended December 31, 2018,   September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018, March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
2 Net interest rate spread is the average yield on interest-earning assets minus the average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
3 Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.


Supplemental Yield Trend

    For the Quarter Ended
    December 31,
 2018
  September 30,
 2018
  June 30,
 2018
  March 31,
 2018
  December 31,
 2017
Average cost of interest-bearing deposits   1.75 %   1.59 %   1.39 %   1.00 %   0.93 %
Average costs of total deposits, including noninterest-bearing   1.32     1.20     1.05     0.74     0.69  
                               


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

Portfolio Composition

    For the Quarter Ended
    December 31,
 2018
  September 30,
 2018
  June 30,
 2018
  March 31,
 2018
  December 31,
 2017
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Loans held for investment:                                        
Commercial   $ 760,772     29.8 %   $ 723,140     29.6 %   $ 691,718     28.6 %   $ 672,820     29.0 %   $ 684,551     30.6 %
Real Estate:                                        
Owner occupied commercial   321,279     12.6     313,287     12.8     285,139     11.8     306,787     13.3     312,284     14.0  
Commercial   781,753     30.6     755,801     30.9     730,324     30.2     648,754     28.0     597,008     26.7  
Construction and land   324,863     12.7     294,143     12.0     300,262     12.4     301,023     13.0     277,825     12.4  
Farmland   10,528     0.4     10,853     0.5     10,815     0.5     9,366     0.4     9,385     0.4  
1-4 family residential   297,917     11.6     289,808     11.9     283,486     11.7     246,806     10.7     236,542     10.6  
Multi-family residential   51,285     2.0     50,317     2.0     109,621     4.5     122,482     5.3     106,275     4.8  
Consumer   7,112     0.3     7,166     0.3     7,543     0.3     8,051     0.3     9,648     0.5  
Total loans held for investment1   $ 2,555,509     100 %   $ 2,444,515     100 %   $ 2,418,908     100 %   $ 2,316,089     100 %   $ 2,233,518     100 %
                                         
Deposits:                                        
Noninterest-bearing   $ 626,283     23.8 %   $ 661,754     24.9 %   $ 611,315     24.5 %   $ 597,236     24.0 %   $ 612,830     27.0 %
Interest-bearing transaction   146,969     5.6     144,328     5.4     143,561     5.8     156,174     6.3     187,516     8.2  
Money market   1,133,045     43.2     1,168,262     44.0     1,074,048     42.5     1,165,773     46.1     960,149     42.1  
Savings   33,147     1.3     33,674     1.3     35,165     1.4     32,810     1.3     52,822     2.3  
Certificates and other time deposits   682,984     26.1     648,236     24.4     626,329     25.8     541,801     22.3     465,313     20.4  
Total deposits   $ 2,622,428     100 %   $ 2,656,254     100 %   $ 2,490,418     100 %   $ 2,493,794     100 %   $ 2,278,630     100 %
                                         
Loan to Deposit Ratio   97.4 %       92.0 %       97.1 %       92.9 %       98.0 %    

1 Total loans held for investment does not includes deferred fees of $15 thousand at December 31, 2018, $16 thousand at September 30, 2018, $22 thousand at June 30, 2018, $24 thousand at March 31, 2018 and $28 thousand at December 31, 2018.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

Asset Quality

  For the Quarter Ended   For the Year Ended
  Dec 31,
2018
  Sep 30,
2018
  Jun 30,
2018
  Mar 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
  Dec 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
   
  (Dollars in thousands)
Nonperforming Assets:                          
Nonaccrual loans $ 24,745     $ 21,822     $ 4,252     $ 3,438     $ 465     $ 24,745     $ 465  
Accruing loans 90 or more days past due     4,302     613     374     18         18  
Total nonperforming loans held for investment 24,745     26,124     4,865     3,812     483     24,745     483  
Other real estate owned             10     449         449  
Total nonperforming assets $ 24,745     $ 26,124     $ 4,865     $ 3,822     $ 932     $ 24,745     $ 932  
                           
Charge-offs:                          
Residential $     $     $     $     $     $     $ (11 )
Commercial (26 )       (77 )   (72 )   (218 )   (175 )   (828 )
Consumer             (22 )       (22 )    
Total charge-offs (26 )       (77 )   (94 )   (218 )   (197 )   (839 )
                           
Recoveries:                          
Commercial 7     10     15     9     4     41     9  
Total recoveries 7     10     15     9     4     41     9  
                           
Net charge-offs $ (19 )   $ 10     $ (62 )   $ (85 )   $ (214 )   $ (156 )   $ (830 )
                           
Allowance for loan losses at end of period $ 19,255     $ 17,909     $ 14,842     $ 13,401     $ 12,808     $ 19,255     $ 12,808  
                           
Asset Quality Ratios:                          
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.77 %   0.80 %   0.16 %   0.12 %   0.03 %   0.77 %   0.03 %
Nonperforming loans to total loans held for investment 0.97     1.07     0.20     0.16     0.02     0.97     0.02  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans held for investment 0.75     0.73     0.61     0.58     0.57     0.75     0.57  
Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding                 0.01     0.01     0.06  
                                         


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

We identify certain financial measures discussed in this earnings release as being “non GAAP financial measures.” In accordance with SEC rules, we classify a financial measure as being a non-GAAP financial measure if that financial measure excludes or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding or including amounts, that are included or excluded, as the case may be, in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as in effect from time to time in the United States (GAAP), in our statements of income, balance sheets or statements of cash flows. Non GAAP financial measures do not include operating and other statistical measures or ratios calculated using exclusively either one or both of (i) financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and (ii) operating measures or other measures that are not non GAAP financial measures.

The non-GAAP financial measures that we present in this earnings release should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable or other financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which we calculate the non-GAAP financial measures that we present in this earnings release may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names. You should understand how such other financial institutions calculate their financial measures that appear to be similar or have similar names to the non-GAAP financial measures we have discussed in this earnings release when comparing such non GAAP financial measures.

Tangible Book Value Per Common Share. Tangible book value is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and
investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as stockholders’ equity less goodwill and intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization; and (b) tangible book value per common share as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by number of common shares outstanding. For tangible book value per common share, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is our book value per common share.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in changes from period to period in book value per common share exclusive of changes in intangible assets. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing total book value while not increasing our tangible book value.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total stockholders’ equity to tangible common equity and presents our tangible book value per common share compared with our book value per common share:

    For the Quarter Ended
    Dec 31, 2018   Sep 30, 2018   Jun 30, 2018   Mar 31, 2018   Dec 31, 2017
     
    (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Tangible Common Equity                    
Total stockholders' equity   $ 530,638     $ 517,212     $ 508,441     $ 497,433     $ 488,929  
Adjustments:                    
Goodwill   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,685 )   (159,452 )
Intangible assets1   (15,896 )   (16,603 )   (17,482 )   (18,372 )   (22,165 )
Tangible common equity   $ 353,295     $ 339,162     $ 329,512     $ 317,376     $ 307,312  
Common shares outstanding   24,251     24,192     24,181     24,149     24,110  
                     
Book value per common share   $ 21.88     $ 21.38     $ 21.03     $ 20.60     $ 20.28  
Tangible book value per common share   $ 14.57     $ 14.02     $ 13.63     $ 13.14     $ 12.75  

1 Intangible assets includes branch intangible assets held for sale of $1.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets. Tangible common equity to tangible assets is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as stockholders’ equity, less goodwill and intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization; (b) tangible assets as total assets less goodwill and intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) tangible common equity to tangible assets as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by tangible assets (as described in clause (b)). For common equity to tangible assets, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is total stockholders’ equity to total assets.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in common equity and total assets, in each case, exclusive of changes in intangible assets. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing both total stockholders’ equity and assets while not increasing our tangible common equity or tangible assets.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total stockholders’ equity to tangible common equity and total assets to tangible assets and presents our tangible common equity to tangible assets:

    For the Quarter Ended
    Dec 31, 2018   Sep 30, 2018   Jun 30, 2018   Mar 31, 2018   Dec 31, 2017
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Tangible Common Equity                    
Total stockholders' equity   $ 530,638     $ 517,212     $ 508,441     $ 497,433     $ 488,929  
Adjustments:                    
Goodwill   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,685 )   (159,452 )
Intangible assets1   (15,896 )   (16,603 )   (17,482 )   (18,372 )   (22,165 )
Tangible common equity   $ 353,295     $ 339,162     $ 329,512     $ 317,376     $ 307,312  
Tangible Assets                    
Total assets   $ 3,208,550     $ 3,275,846     $ 3,133,627     $ 3,063,319     $ 2,945,583  
Adjustments:                    
Goodwill   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,685 )   (159,452 )
Intangible assets1   (15,896 )   (16,603 )   (17,482 )   (18,372 )   (22,165 )
Tangible Assets   $ 3,031,207     $ 3,097,796     $ 2,954,698     $ 2,883,262     $ 2,763,966  
Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets   11.66 %   10.95 %   11.15 %   11.01 %   11.12 %

1 Intangible assets includes branch intangible assets held for sale of $1.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Return on Average Tangible Common Equity. Return on average tangible common equity is a non-GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) return as net income less the effect of intangible assets as net income, plus amortization of intangibles, net of taxes; (b) average tangible common equity as average stockholders’ equity less average goodwill and average intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) return (as described in clause (a)) divided by average tangible common equity (as described in clause (b)). For return on average tangible common equity, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is return on average equity.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the return on common equity, exclusive of the impact of intangible assets. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing total stockholders’ equity while not increasing our tangible common equity. This measure is particularly relevant to acquisitive institutions who may have higher balances in goodwill and other intangible assets than non-acquisitive institutions.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, average tangible common equity to average common equity and net income available for common stockholders excluding amortization of intangibles, net of tax to net income and presents our return on average tangible common equity:

    For the Quarter Ended   For the Year Ended
    Dec 31,
2018
  Sep 30,
2018
  Jun 30,
2018
  Mar 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
  Dec 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Net income available for common stockholders adjusted for amortization of core deposit intangibles                            
Net income   $ 9,825     $ 8,935     $ 10,193     $ 10,388     $ 3,257     $ 39,341     $ 15,110  
Adjustments:                            
Plus: Amortization of intangibles   945     935     975     1,205     685     4,060     1,270  
Less: Tax benefit at the statutory rate   204     196     206     253     134     859     445  
Net income available for common stockholders adjusted for amortization of intangibles   $ 10,566     $ 9,674     $ 10,962     $ 11,340     $ 3,808     $ 42,542     $ 15,935  
                             
Average Tangible Common Equity                            
Total average stockholders' equity   $ 523,590     $ 514,876     $ 504,328     $ 492,869     $ 464,614     $ 509,018     $ 332,935  
Adjustments:                            
Average goodwill   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,433 )   (159,272 )   (144,042 )   (160,907 )   (73,656 )
Average intangible assets1   (16,254 )   (17,107 )   (17,984 )   (20,734 )   (14,240 )   (18,005 )   (5,311 )
Average tangible common equity   $ 345,889     $ 336,322     $ 324,911     $ 312,863     $ 306,332     $ 330,106     $ 253,968  
Return on Average Tangible Common Equity (Annualized)   12.12 %   11.41 %   13.53 %   14.70 %   4.93 %   12.89 %   6.27 %

1 Intangible assets includes branch intangible assets held for sale for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.


VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Operating Earnings, Pre-tax, Pre-provision Operating Earnings and performance metrics calculated using Operating Earnings and Pre-tax, Pre-provision Operating Earnings, including Diluted Operating Earnings per Share, Operating Return on Average Assets, Operating Return on Average Tangible Common Equity and Operating Efficiency Ratio. Operating earnings and pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings are non GAAP measures used by management to evaluate the Company’s financial performance. We calculate (a) operating earnings as net income available to common stockholders plus loss on sale of securities available-for-sale, net, less gain on sale of disposed branch assets, plus lease exit costs, net, plus branch closure expenses, plus one-time issuance of shares to all employees, plus merger and acquisition expenses, less tax impact of adjustments, plus re-measurement of deferred tax assets as a result of the reduction in the corporate income tax rate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, plus other corporate development discrete tax items. We calculate (b) pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings as operating earnings as described in clause (a) plus provision for income taxes, plus provision for loan losses. We calculate (c) diluted operating earnings per share as operating earnings as described in clause (a) divided by weight average diluted shares outstanding. We calculate (d) operating return on average tangible common equity as operating earnings as described in clause (a) divided by average tangible common equity. (average stockholders' equity less average goodwill and average intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization.) We calculate (e) operating efficiency ratio as non-interest expense plus adjustments to operating non-interest expense divided by (i) non-interest income plus adjustments to operating non-interest income plus (ii) net interest income.

We believe that these measures and the operating metrics calculated utilizing these measures are important to management and many investors in the marketplace who are interested in understanding the ongoing operating performance of the company and provide meaningful comparisons to its peers.

The following tables reconcile, as of the dates set forth below, operating earnings and pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings and related metrics:

    For the Quarter Ended   For the Year Ended
    Dec 31,
2018
  Sep 30,
2018
  Jun 30,
2018
  Mar 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
  Dec 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Operating Earnings1                            
Net Income available to common stockholders   $ 9,825     $ 8,935     $ 10,193     $ 10,388     $ 3,257     $ 39,341     $ 15,110  
Plus: Loss on sale of securities available for sale, net   42                     42      
Les: Gain on sale of disposed branch assets               (388 )       (388 )    
Plus: Lease exit costs, net2               1,071         1,071      
Plus: Branch closure expenses               172         172      
Plus: One-time issuance of shares to all employees           421             421      
Plus: Merger and acquisition expenses   1,150     2,692     1,043     335     1,018     5,220     2,691  
Operating pre-tax income   11,017     11,627     11,657     11,578     4,275     45,879     17,801  
Less: Tax impact of adjustments3   (440 )   538     293     242     356     633     942  
Plus: Tax Act re-measurement       (688 )   (127 )   820     3,051     5     3,051  
Plus: Other M&A discrete tax items                   398         398  
Net operating earnings   $ 11,457     $ 10,401     $ 11,237     $ 12,156     $ 7,368     $ 45,251     $ 20,308  
                             
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   24,532     24,613     24,546     24,539     23,524     24,590     18,810  
Diluted EPS   $ 0.40     $ 0.36     $ 0.42     $ 0.42     $ 0.14     $ 1.60     $ 0.80  
Diluted operating EPS   0.47     0.42     0.46     0.50     0.31     1.84     1.08  

1 The Company previously adjusted operating income by excluding the impact of income recognized on acquired loans. The Company no longer includes this adjustment in order to align with industry peers for comparability purposes.
2 Lease exit costs, net for the three months ended March 31, 2018 includes a $1.5 million consent fee and $240 thousand in professional services paid in January 2018 to separately assign and sublease two of our branch leases that the Company ceased using in 2017 offset by the reversal of the corresponding assigned lease cease-use liability totaling $669 thousand.
3 During the fourth quarter, the Company initiated a transaction cost study which to through December 31, 2018 resulted in $727 thousand of expenses paid that are non-deductible merger and acquisition expenses. As such, the $727 thousand of non-deductible expenses are reflected in the quarter ended and year-ended December 31, 2018 tax impact of adjustments amounts reported. All other non-merger related adjustments to operating earnings are taxed at the statutory rate.


    For the Quarter Ended   For the Year Ended
    Dec 31,
2018
  Sep 30,
2018
  Jun 30,
2018
  Mar 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
  Dec 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
     
    (Dollars in thousands)
Pre-Tax, Pre-Provision Operating Earnings                            
Net Income available to common stockholders   $ 9,825     $ 8,935     $ 10,193     $ 10,388     $ 3,257     $ 39,341     $ 15,110  
Plus: Provision for income taxes   3,587     1,448     2,350     3,511     7,227     10,896     13,029  
Pus: Provision for loan losses   1,364     3,057     1,504     678     2,529     6,603     5,114  
Plus: Loss on sale of securities available for sale, net   42                     42      
Plus: Loss (gain) on sale of disposed branch assets               (388 )       (388 )    
Plus: Lease exit costs, net1               1,071         1,071      
Plus: Branch closure expenses               172         172      
Plus: One-time issuance of shares to all employees           421             421      
Plus: Merger and acquisition expenses   1,150     2,692     1,043     335     1,018     5,220     2,691  
Net pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings   $ 15,968     $ 16,132     $ 15,511     $ 15,767     $ 14,031     $ 63,311     $ 35,944  
                             
Total average assets   $ 3,243,168     $ 3,233,214     $ 3,059,456     $ 2,989,974     $ 2,691,288     $ 3,132,428     $ 1,980,968  
Pre-tax, pre-provision operating return on average assets2   1.95 %   1.98 %   2.03 %   2.14 %   2.07 %   2.02 %   1.81 %
                             
Average Total Assets   $ 3,243,168     $ 3,233,214     $ 3,059,456     $ 2,989,974     $ 2,691,288     $ 3,132,428     $ 1,980,968  
Return on average assets2   1.20 %   1.10 %   1.34 %   1.41 %   0.48 %   1.26 %   0.76 %
Operating return on average assets2   1.40     1.28     1.47     1.65     1.09     1.45     1.03  
                             
Operating earnings adjusted for amortization of intangibles                            
Net operating earnings   $ 11,457     $ 10,401     $ 11,237     $ 12,156     $ 7,368     $ 45,251     $ 20,308  
Adjustments:                            
Plus: Amortization of intangibles   945     935     975     1,205     685     4,060     1,270  
Less: Tax benefit at the statutory rate   204     196     206     253     134     859     445  
Operating earnings adjusted for amortization of intangibles   $ 12,198     $ 11,140     $ 12,006     $ 13,108     $ 7,919     $ 48,452     $ 21,133  
                             
Average Tangible Common Equity                            
Total average stockholders' equity   $ 523,590     $ 514,876     $ 504,328     $ 492,869     $ 464,614     $ 509,018     $ 332,935  
Adjustments:                            
Average goodwill   (161,447 )   (161,447 )   (161,433 )   (159,272 )   (144,042 )   (160,907 )   (73,656 )
Average intangibles assets   (16,254 )   (17,107 )   (17,984 )   (20,734 )