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BankUnited, Inc. Reports 2016 Results

MIAMI LAKES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2017-- BankUnited, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:BKU) today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported net income of $63.3 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared to $56.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported net income of $225.7 million, or $2.09 per diluted share. The Company reported net income of $251.7 million, or $2.35 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2015. Excluding the impact of a discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees recognized in the third quarter of 2015, net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $203.1 million, or $1.90 per diluted share.

Rajinder Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We closed out 2016 with one of the strongest earnings quarters in the Company’s history. As I step into my new role, I am proud of what we have built so far and am very optimistic about the future.”

Performance Highlights

  • Net interest income increased by $24.5 million to $227.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 from $203.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Interest income increased by $35.6 million, primarily driven by increases in the average balances of loans and investment securities outstanding. Interest expense increased by $11.1 million due primarily to an increase in average interest bearing liabilities. For the year ended December 31, 2016, net interest income increased by $124.7 million to $870.4 million from $745.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2015.
  • The net interest margin, calculated on a tax-equivalent basis, was 3.67% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 3.94% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and 3.69% for the immediately preceding quarter ended September 30, 2016. The net interest margin, calculated on a tax-equivalent basis, was 3.73% for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to 3.94% for the year ended December 31, 2015. The origination of new loans at current market yields lower than those on loans acquired in the FSB Acquisition (as defined below) and the cost of the senior notes issued in November 2015 contributed to these declines in the net interest margin.
  • Total interest earning assets increased by $657 million during the fourth quarter of 2016. New loans and leases, including equipment under operating lease, grew by $432 million during the quarter. For the year ended December 31, 2016, new loans and leases increased by $3.0 billion.
  • Deposit growth exceeded growth in new loans for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. Total deposits increased by $655 million to $19.5 billion. For the year ended December 31, 2016, total deposits grew by $2.6 billion.
  • Earnings for the year ended December 31, 2015 benefited from a discrete income tax benefit of $49.3 million. Non-interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2015 included $1.3 million in professional fees related to this tax benefit.
  • Book value and tangible book value per common share grew to $23.22 and $22.47, respectively, at December 31, 2016.

Capital

The Company and its banking subsidiary continue to exceed all regulatory guidelines required to be considered well capitalized. The Company’s and BankUnited, N.A.'s regulatory capital ratios at December 31, 2016 were as follows:

  BankUnited, Inc.   BankUnited, N.A.
Tier 1 leverage 8.4

%

9.3 %
 
Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") risk-based capital 11.6 % 12.9 %
 
Tier 1 risk-based capital 11.6 % 12.9 %
 
Total risk-based capital 12.4 % 13.7 %
 

Loans and Leases

Loans, including premiums, discounts and deferred fees and costs, increased to $19.4 billion at December 31, 2016 from $16.6 billion at December 31, 2015. New loans grew to $18.7 billion while loans acquired in the FSB acquisition declined to $661 million at December 31, 2016.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2016, new commercial loans, including commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and loans and leases originated by our commercial lending subsidiaries, grew $296 million to $15.2 billion. New residential loans grew by $118 million to $3.5 billion during the fourth quarter of 2016.

The New York franchise contributed $106 million to new loan growth for the quarter while the Florida franchise contributed $176 million. The Company's national platforms contributed $126 million of new loan growth. We refer to our commercial lending subsidiaries, our mortgage warehouse lending operations, the small business finance unit ("SBF") and our residential loan purchase program as national platforms. At December 31, 2016, the new loan portfolio included $6.5 billion, $6.4 billion and $5.9 billion attributable to the Florida franchise, the New York franchise and the national platforms, respectively.

A comparison of portfolio composition at the dates indicated follows:

  New Loans   Total Loans
December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015 December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
Single family residential and home equity 18.3 % 18.4 % 20.9 % 22.3 %
Multi-family 20.4 % 21.9 % 19.8 % 20.9 %
Commercial real estate 20.0 % 18.4 % 19.3 % 17.5 %
Commercial real estate - owner occupied 9.2 % 8.5 % 9.0 % 8.2 %
Construction and land 1.7 % 2.2 % 1.6 % 2.1 %
Commercial and industrial 18.1 % 17.6 % 17.5 % 16.7 %
Commercial lending subsidiaries 12.2 % 12.8 % 11.8 % 12.1 %
Consumer 0.1 % 0.2 % 0.1 % 0.2 %
100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
 

Equipment under operating lease, net, grew by $24 million during the fourth quarter of 2016.

Asset Quality and Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses

For the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company recorded provisions for loan losses of $8.5 million and $9.9 million, respectively, including provisions related to new loans of $9.0 million and $8.3 million. For the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company recorded provisions for loan losses of $50.9 million and $44.3 million, respectively, including provisions related to new loans of $52.6 million and $42.1 million. The provision related to taxi medallion loans totaled $2.2 million and $7.1 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $11.9 million and $7.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Factors contributing to the increase in the provision for loan losses for the year ended December 31, 2016 as compared to the year ended December 31, 2015 were (i) the increase in the provision related to taxi medallion loans, (ii) an increase in the provision related to impaired loans in other portfolio segments and (iii) an increase in the relative impact on the provision of changes in quantitative and qualitative loss factors, partially offset by the impact of lower loan growth for 2016.

Factors impacting the provision for loan losses for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2015 were lower loan growth and a lower provision related to taxi medallion loans for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, offset by increases in the provision related to other impaired loans and in the relative impact of changes in loss factors.

Non-covered, non-performing loans totaled $131.1 million or 0.70% of total non-covered loans at December 31, 2016 compared to $59.2 million or 0.37% of total non-covered loans at December 31, 2015. Non-performing taxi medallion loans comprised $60.7 million or 0.32% of total non-covered loans at December 31, 2016 and $2.6 million or 0.02% of total non-covered loans at December 31, 2015. Non-covered, non-performing assets also included $8.4 million and $2.3 million of other real estate owned (“OREO”) and other repossessed assets at December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively.

At December 31, 2016, total non-performing assets were $147.4 million, including $13.1 million of OREO and other repossessed assets, compared to $82.7 million, including $11.2 million of OREO and other repossessed assets, at December 31, 2015.

The ratios of the allowance for non-covered loan and lease losses to total non-covered loans and to non-performing, non-covered loans were 0.80% and 115.03%, respectively, at December 31, 2016, compared to 0.76% and 204.45% at December 31, 2015. The ratio of net charge-offs to average non-covered loans was 0.13% for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to 0.09% for the year ended December 31, 2015.

The following tables summarize the activity in the allowance for loan and lease losses for the periods indicated (in thousands):

Three Months Ended December 31, 2016   Three Months Ended December 31, 2015
ACI Loans   Non-ACI

Loans

  New Loans   Total ACI Loans   Non-ACI

Loans

  New Loans   Total
Balance at beginning of period $ $ 2,785 $ 151,691 $ 154,476 $ $ 3,485 $ 114,800 $ 118,285
Provision (recovery) (562 ) 9,024 8,462 1,584 8,340 9,924
Charge-offs (130 ) (10,146 ) (10,276 ) (222 ) (2,533 ) (2,755 )
Recoveries   7   284   291     21   353   374  
Balance at end of period $   $ 2,100   $ 150,853   $ 152,953   $   $ 4,868   $ 120,960   $ 125,828  
 
  Year Ended December 31, 2016   Year Ended December 31, 2015
ACI Loans   Non-ACI

Loans

  New Loans   Total ACI Loans   Non-ACI

Loans

  New Loans   Total
Balance at beginning of period $ $ 4,868 $ 120,960 $ 125,828 $ $ 4,192 $ 91,350 $ 95,542
Provision (recovery) (1,681 ) 52,592 50,911 2,251 42,060 44,311
Charge-offs (1,216 ) (25,894 ) (27,110 ) (1,680 ) (13,719 ) (15,399 )
Recoveries   129   3,195   3,324     105   1,269   1,374  
Balance at end of period $   $ 2,100   $ 150,853   $ 152,953   $   $ 4,868   $ 120,960   $ 125,828  

Charge-offs reflected in the tables above for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 include $6.9 million and $11.1 million, respectively, of taxi medallion loans. No taxi medallion loans were charged off in 2015.

Deposits

At December 31, 2016, deposits totaled $19.5 billion compared to $16.9 billion at December 31, 2015. The average cost of total deposits was 0.69% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, compared to 0.67% for the immediately preceding quarter ended September 30, 2016 and 0.62% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. The average cost of total deposits was 0.66% for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to 0.61% for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Net interest income

Net interest income for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 increased to $227.5 million from $203.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Net interest income was $870.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $745.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Increases in interest income were partially offset by increases in interest expense. The increases in interest income were primarily attributable to an increase in the average balance of loans, partially offset by a decline in the related average yield. Increases in the average balance of investment securities and related average yields also contributed to increased interest income. Interest expense increased due primarily to an increase in average interest bearing liabilities and was also impacted by the cost of the senior debt issued in November 2015.

The Company’s net interest margin, calculated on a tax-equivalent basis, was 3.67% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 3.94% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and 3.69% for the immediately preceding quarter ended September 30, 2016. Net interest margin, calculated on a tax-equivalent basis, was 3.73% for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to 3.94% for the year ended December 31, 2015. Significant factors impacting this expected trend in net interest margin for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 included:

  • The tax-equivalent yield on loans declined to 5.01% and 5.11%, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 from 5.34% and 5.40% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, primarily because new loans, originated at yields lower than those on loans acquired in the FSB Acquisition, comprised a greater percentage of total loans.
  • The tax-equivalent yield on new loans was 3.54% for both the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, compared to 3.51% and 3.50% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.
  • The tax-equivalent yield on loans acquired in the FSB Acquisition increased to 44.24% and 39.98%, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 from 35.76% and 30.29% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.
  • The tax-equivalent yield on investment securities increased to 2.87% and 2.84%, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 from 2.77% and 2.59% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.
  • The average rate on interest bearing liabilities increased to 0.93% for both the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 from 0.89% and 0.84% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, reflecting the impact of the senior notes issued in the fourth quarter of 2015 and higher average rates on interest bearing deposits, partially offset by decreases in the average rate on FHLB advances.

The Company’s net interest margin continues to be impacted by reclassifications from non-accretable difference to accretable yield on ACI loans. Non-accretable difference at acquisition represented the difference between the total contractual payments due and the cash flows expected to be received on these loans. The accretable yield on ACI loans represented the amount by which undiscounted expected future cash flows exceeded the recorded investment in the loans. As the Company’s expected cash flows from ACI loans have increased since the FSB Acquisition, the Company has reclassified amounts from non-accretable difference to accretable yield.

Changes in accretable yield on ACI loans for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 were as follows (in thousands):

Balance at December 31, 2014   $ 1,005,312
Reclassifications from non-accretable difference 192,291
Accretion (295,038 )
Balance at December 31, 2015 902,565
Reclassifications from non-accretable difference 76,751
Accretion (303,931 )
Balance at December 31, 2016 $ 675,385  
 

Non-interest income

Non-interest income totaled $29.3 million and $106.4 million, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $29.3 million and $102.2 million, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. For the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2015, increases in income from lease financing were largely offset by decreases in income from the sale of covered loans, net of the impact of FDIC indemnification.

For the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015, non-interest income increased by $4.2 million. Offsetting factors contributing to this increase included the loss on sale of covered loans, net of the impact of FDIC indemnification, a reduction in income from resolution of covered assets, net of the impact of FDIC indemnification, an increase in lease financing income, a $6.0 million increase in securities gains and a $4.9 million increase in gains on the sale of loans by SBF.

Income from lease financing increased by $2.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and $9.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 from the comparable periods in 2015, generally reflecting growth in the operating lease portfolio.

The provision for (recovery of) loan losses for covered loans, net income from resolution of covered assets, gains or losses from the sale of covered loans and gains or losses related to covered OREO all relate to transactions in the covered assets. The line item Net loss on FDIC indemnification represents the mitigating impact of FDIC indemnification on gains and losses arising from these transactions in the covered assets. The impact on pre-tax earnings of these transactions, net of FDIC indemnification, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 was $2.0 million and $4.5 million, respectively, compared to $3.2 million and $16.3 million, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

The most significant item contributing to the variance in the impact on pre-tax earnings of these transactions in covered assets for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015 was sales of covered loans. The following table summarizes the impact of the sale of covered loans for the periods indicated (in thousands):

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Years Ended December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Gain (loss) on sale of covered loans $ 425 $ 8,219 $ (14,470 ) $ 34,929
Net gain (loss) on FDIC indemnification (343 ) (6,575 ) 11,615   (28,051 )
Net impact on pre-tax earnings $ 82   $ 1,644   $ (2,855 ) $ 6,878  
 

The variance in results of covered loan sales related primarily to the characteristics of the loans sold and the dynamics of secondary market demand for these assets.

Income from resolution of covered assets, net of the impact of related FDIC indemnification, was $7.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $10.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. The decline was attributable to lower income from paid-in-full resolutions.

Non-interest expense

Non-interest expense totaled $156.2 million and $590.4 million, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $136.8 million and $506.7 million, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. The most significant component of the increases in non-interest expense was increased amortization of the FDIC indemnification asset.

Amortization of the FDIC indemnification asset was $43.4 million and $160.1 million, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $32.5 million and $109.4 million, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. The amortization rate increased to 31.05% and 25.14%, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 from 16.66% and 12.68%, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. As the expected cash flows from ACI loans have increased, expected cash flows from the FDIC indemnification asset have decreased, resulting in continued increases in the amortization rate.

Increases in depreciation of equipment under operating lease for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 reflected growth in the portfolio of equipment under operating lease and impairment of $4.1 million related to a group of tank cars impacted by new safety regulations.

Provision for income taxes

The effective income tax rate was 31.3% and 32.7%, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, compared to 34.2% and 15.2%, respectively, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. The effective income tax rates for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 differed from the statutory federal income tax rate of 35% due primarily to the effect of income not subject to tax and state income taxes. The effective income tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2015 reflected a discrete income tax benefit of $49.3 million. The tax benefit, predicated on guidance issued by the IRS in 2015, related to the Company's ability to claim additional tax basis in certain assets acquired in the FSB Acquisition. In addition, $5.9 million of reserves for uncertain tax liabilities were released in the year ended December 31, 2015, due to the lapse of the statute of limitations related thereto.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tangible book value per common share is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes this measure is relevant to understanding the capital position and performance of the Company. Disclosure of this non-GAAP financial measure also provides a meaningful base for comparability to other financial institutions. The following table reconciles the non-GAAP financial measurement of tangible book value per common share to the comparable GAAP financial measurement of book value per common share at December 31, 2016 (in thousands except share and per share data):

Total stockholders’ equity           $ 2,418,429
Less: goodwill and other intangible assets 78,047
Tangible stockholders’ equity $ 2,340,382
 
Common shares issued and outstanding 104,166,945
 
Book value per common share $ 23.22
 
Tangible book value per common share $ 22.47
 

Net income and earnings per diluted common share excluding the impact of a discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes disclosure of these measures enhances readers' ability to compare the Company's financial performance for the year ended December 31, 2015 to that of other periods presented. The following table reconciles these non-GAAP financial measurements to the comparable GAAP financial measurements of net income and earnings per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2015 (in thousands, except share and per share data):

        Year Ended
December 31, 2015
Net income excluding the impact of a discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees:
Net income (GAAP) $ 251,660
Less discrete income tax benefit (49,323 )
Add back related professional fees, net of tax of $524 801  
Net income excluding the impact of a discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees (non-GAAP) $ 203,138  
 
Diluted earnings per common share, excluding the impact of a discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees:
Diluted earnings per common share (GAAP) $ 2.35
Impact on diluted earnings per common share of discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees (non-GAAP) (0.47 )
Impact on diluted earnings per common share of discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees allocated to participating securities (non-GAAP) 0.02  
Diluted earnings per common share, excluding the impact of a discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees (non-GAAP)(1) $ 1.90  
 
Impact on diluted earnings per common share of discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees:
Discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees, net of tax $ (48,522 )
Weighted average shares for diluted earnings per share (GAAP) 102,972,150  
Impact on diluted earnings per common share of discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees (non-GAAP) $ (0.47 )
 
Impact on diluted earnings per common share of discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees allocated to participating securities:
Discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees, net of tax, allocated to participating securities $ 1,881
Weighted average shares for diluted earnings per share (GAAP) 102,972,150  
Impact on diluted earnings per common share of discrete income tax benefit and related professional fees allocated to participating securities (non-GAAP) $ 0.02  
 

Earnings Conference Call and Presentation

A conference call to discuss quarterly results will be held at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 with President and Chief Executive Officer, Rajinder P. Singh, and Chief Financial Officer, Leslie N. Lunak.

The earnings release will be available on the Investor Relations page under About Us on www.bankunited.com prior to the call. The call may be accessed via a live Internet webcast at www.bankunited.com or through a dial in telephone number at (855) 798-3052 (domestic) or (234) 386-2812 (international). The name of the call is BankUnited, Inc. and the confirmation number for the call is 52686175. A replay of the call will be available from 12:00 p.m. ET on January 25th through 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1st by calling (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international). The pass code for the replay is 52686175. An archived webcast will also be available on the Investor Relations page of www.bankunited.com.

About BankUnited, Inc. and the FSB Acquisition

BankUnited, Inc., with total assets of $27.9 billion at December 31, 2016, is the bank holding company of BankUnited, N.A., a national bank headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with 94 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and 6 banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at December 31, 2016.

On May 21, 2009, BankUnited acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed all of the non-brokered deposits and substantially all other liabilities of BankUnited, FSB from the FDIC, in a transaction referred to as the FSB Acquisition. Concurrently with the FSB Acquisition, BankUnited entered into two loss sharing agreements, or the Loss Sharing Agreements, which covered certain legacy assets, including the entire legacy loan portfolio and OREO, and certain purchased investment securities. Assets covered by the Loss Sharing Agreements are referred to as “covered assets” (or, in certain cases, “covered loans”). The Loss Sharing Agreements do not apply to subsequently purchased or originated loans (“new loans”) or other assets. Effective May 22, 2014 and consistent with the terms of the Loss Sharing Agreements, loss share coverage was terminated for those commercial loans and OREO and certain investment securities that were previously covered under the Loss Sharing Agreements. Pursuant to the terms of the Loss Sharing Agreements, the covered assets are subject to a stated loss threshold whereby the FDIC will reimburse BankUnited for 80% of losses, including certain interest and expenses, up to the $4.0 billion stated threshold and 95% of losses in excess of the $4.0 billion stated threshold. The Company’s current estimate of cumulative losses on the covered assets is approximately $3.7 billion. The Company has received $2.7 billion from the FDIC in reimbursements under the Loss Sharing Agreements for claims filed for incurred losses as of December 31, 2016.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance.

The Company generally identifies forward-looking statements by terminology such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on the historical performance of the Company and its subsidiaries or on the Company’s current plans, estimates and expectations. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the future plans, estimates or expectations contemplated by the Company will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company’s operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the Company’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, the Company’s actual results may vary materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. Information on these factors can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 available at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).

BANKUNITED, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - UNAUDITED
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  December 31,
2016
  December 31,
2015
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks:
Non-interest bearing $ 40,260 $ 31,515
Interest bearing 35,413 43,619
Interest bearing deposits at Federal Reserve Bank 372,640   192,366  
Cash and cash equivalents 448,313 267,500
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value 6,073,584 4,859,539
Investment securities held to maturity 10,000 10,000
Non-marketable equity securities 284,272 219,997
Loans held for sale 41,198 47,410
Loans (including covered loans of $614,042 and $809,540) 19,395,394 16,636,603
Allowance for loan and lease losses (152,953 ) (125,828 )
Loans, net 19,242,441 16,510,775
FDIC indemnification asset 515,933 739,880
Bank owned life insurance 239,736 225,867
Equipment under operating lease, net 539,914 483,518
Deferred tax asset, net 62,940 105,577
Goodwill and other intangible assets 78,047 78,330
Other assets 343,773   335,074  
Total assets $ 27,880,151   $ 23,883,467  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Liabilities:
Demand deposits:
Non-interest bearing $ 2,960,591 $ 2,874,533
Interest bearing 1,523,064 1,167,537
Savings and money market 9,251,593 8,288,340
Time 5,755,642   4,608,091  
Total deposits 19,490,890 16,938,501
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 5,239,348 4,008,464
Notes and other borrowings 402,809 402,545
Other liabilities 328,675   290,059  
Total liabilities 25,461,722 21,639,569
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 400,000,000 shares authorized;
104,166,945 and 103,626,255 shares issued and outstanding 1,042 1,036
Paid-in capital 1,426,459 1,406,786
Retained earnings 949,681 813,894
Accumulated other comprehensive income 41,247   22,182  
Total stockholders' equity 2,418,429   2,243,898  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 27,880,151   $ 23,883,467  
 
BANKUNITED, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME - UNAUDITED
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended December 31,   Years Ended December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Interest income:
Loans $ 233,715 $ 208,218 $ 896,154 $ 753,901
Investment securities 40,896 31,424 150,859 116,817
Other 3,354   2,760   12,204   10,098  
Total interest income 277,965   242,402   1,059,217   880,816  
Interest expense:
Deposits 33,346 25,333 119,773 91,151
Borrowings 17,120   14,074   69,059   44,013  
Total interest expense 50,466   39,407   188,832   135,164  
Net interest income before provision for loan losses 227,499 202,995 870,385 745,652
Provision for (recovery of) loan losses
(including $(562), $1,584, $(1,681) and $2,251
for covered loans) 8,462   9,924   50,911   44,311  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 219,037   193,071   819,474   701,341  
Non-interest income:
Income from resolution of covered assets, net 9,729 9,397 36,155 50,658
Net loss on FDIC indemnification (8,349 ) (12,918 ) (17,759 ) (65,942 )
Service charges and fees 4,934 4,296 19,463 17,876
Gain (loss) on sale of loans, net (including
gain (loss) related to covered loans of $425,
$8,219, $(14,470) and $34,929) 2,954 10,943 (4,406 ) 40,633
Gain on investment securities available for sale, net 4,396 2,987 14,461 8,480
Lease financing 11,976 9,687 44,738 35,641
Other non-interest income 3,647   4,860   13,765   14,878  
Total non-interest income 29,287   29,252   106,417   102,224  
Non-interest expense:
Employee compensation and benefits 56,637 53,464 223,011 210,104
Occupancy and equipment 18,804 19,557 76,003 76,024
Amortization of FDIC indemnification asset 43,380 32,537 160,091 109,411
Deposit insurance expense 4,940 4,561 17,806 14,257
Professional fees 4,130 4,112 14,249 14,185
Telecommunications and data processing 3,543 3,346 14,343 13,613
Depreciation of equipment under operating lease 11,576 5,847 31,580 18,369
Other non-interest expense 13,213   13,387   53,364   50,709  
Total non-interest expense 156,223   136,811   590,447   506,672  
Income before income taxes 92,101 85,512 335,444 296,893
Provision for income taxes 28,807   29,249   109,703   45,233  
Net income $ 63,294   $ 56,263   $ 225,741   $ 251,660  
Earnings per common share, basic $ 0.59   $ 0.53   $ 2.11   $ 2.37  
Earnings per common share, diluted $ 0.59   $ 0.52   $ 2.09   $ 2.35  
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.21   $ 0.21   $ 0.84   $ 0.84  
 
BANKUNITED, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELDS
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended December 31,
2016   2015
Average Balance   Interest (1)  

Yield /

Rate (1) (2)

Average Balance   Interest (1)  

Yield /

Rate (1)(2)

Assets:
Interest earning assets:
New loans $ 18,445,535 $ 163,695 3.54 % $ 14,969,441 $ 132,089 3.51 %
Loans acquired in FSB acquisition 692,319   76,598   44.24 % 902,798   80,781   35.76 %
Total loans 19,137,854 240,293 5.01 % 15,872,239 212,870 5.34 %
Investment securities (3) 6,109,671 43,907 2.87 % 4,792,805 33,136 2.77 %
Other interest earning assets 573,299   3,354   2.33 % 525,542   2,760   2.09 %
Total interest earning assets 25,820,824 287,554 4.44 % 21,190,586 248,766 4.68 %
Allowance for loan and lease losses (157,901 ) (122,719 )
Non-interest earning assets 1,853,168   2,031,537  
Total assets $ 27,516,091   $ 23,099,404  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
Interest bearing liabilities:
Interest bearing demand deposits $ 1,506,315 2,203 0.58 % $ 1,290,496 1,902 0.58 %
Savings and money market deposits 8,832,144 14,488 0.65 % 7,586,158 11,044 0.58 %
Time deposits 5,771,695   16,655   1.15 % 4,587,946   12,387   1.07 %
Total interest bearing deposits 16,110,154 33,346 0.82 % 13,464,600 25,333 0.75 %
FHLB advances 5,107,913 11,800 0.92 % 3,973,249 11,314 1.13 %
Notes and other borrowings 403,151   5,320   5.25 % 202,146   2,760   5.42 %
Total interest bearing liabilities 21,621,218 50,466   0.93 % 17,639,995 39,407   0.89 %
Non-interest bearing demand deposits 3,037,676 2,833,792
Other non-interest bearing liabilities 446,738   380,630  
Total liabilities 25,105,632 20,854,417
Stockholders' equity 2,410,459   2,244,987  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 27,516,091   $ 23,099,404  
Net interest income $ 237,088   $ 209,359  
Interest rate spread 3.51 % 3.79 %
Net interest margin 3.67 % 3.94 %
 

(1) On a tax-equivalent basis where applicable

(2) Annualized

(3) At fair value except for securities held to maturity

BANKUNITED, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELDS
(Dollars in thousands)
 
  Years Ended December 31,
2016   2015
Average

Balance

  Interest (1)   Yield/

Rate (1)

Average

Balance

  Interest (1)   Yield/

Rate (1)

Assets:
Interest earning assets:
New loans $ 17,229,089 $ 609,573 3.54 % $ 13,260,683 $ 466,038 3.50 %
Loans acquired in FSB acquisition 775,065   309,904   39.98 % 1,002,934   303,751   30.29 %
Total loans 18,004,154 919,477 5.11 % 14,263,617 769,789 5.40 %
Investment securities (2) 5,691,617 161,385 2.84 % 4,672,032 121,221 2.59 %
Other interest earning assets 541,816   12,204   2.25 % 481,716   10,098   2.10 %
Total interest earning assets 24,237,587 1,093,066 4.51 % 19,417,365 901,108 4.64 %
Allowance for loan and lease losses (139,469 ) (108,875 )
Non-interest earning assets 1,923,298   1,985,421  
Total assets $ 26,021,416   $ 21,293,911  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
Interest bearing liabilities:
Interest bearing demand deposits $ 1,382,717 8,343 0.60 % $ 1,169,921 5,782 0.49 %
Savings and money market deposits 8,361,652 51,774 0.62 % 6,849,366 37,744 0.55 %
Time deposits 5,326,630   59,656   1.12 % 4,305,857   47,625   1.11 %
Total interest bearing deposits 15,070,999 119,773 0.79 % 12,325,144 91,151 0.74 %
FHLB advances 4,801,406 47,773 0.99 % 3,706,288 40,328 1.09 %
Notes and other borrowings 403,197   21,287   5.28 %   58,791   3,685   6.27 %
Total interest bearing liabilities 20,275,602 188,833   0.93 % 16,090,223 135,164   0.84 %
Non-interest bearing demand deposits 2,968,192 2,732,654
Other non-interest bearing liabilities 435,645   305,519  
Total liabilities 23,679,439 19,128,396
Stockholders' equity 2,341,977   2,165,515  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 26,021,416   $ 21,293,911  
Net interest income $ 904,233   $ 765,944  
Interest rate spread 3.58 % 3.80 %
Net interest margin 3.73 % 3.94 %
 

(1) On a tax-equivalent basis where applicable

(2) At fair value except for securities held to maturity

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Years Ended December 31,

 

2016   2015 2016   2015
Basic earnings per common share:
Numerator:
Net income $ 63,294 $ 56,263 $ 225,741 $ 251,660
Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities (2,459 ) (2,163 ) (8,760 ) (9,742 )
Income allocated to common stockholders for basic earnings per common share $ 60,835 $ 54,100 $ 216,981 $ 241,918
Denominator:
Weighted average common shares outstanding 104,154,514 103,552,654 104,097,182 103,187,530
Less average unvested stock awards (1,133,163 ) (1,147,535 ) (1,157,378 ) (1,128,416 )
Weighted average shares for basic earnings per common share 103,021,351   102,405,119   102,939,804   102,059,114  
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.59   $ 0.53   $ 2.11   $ 2.37  
Diluted earnings per common share:
Numerator:
Income allocated to common stockholders for basic earnings per common share $ 60,835 $ 54,100 $ 216,981 $ 241,918
Adjustment for earnings reallocated from participating securities (7 ) 13   62   54  
Income used in calculating diluted earnings per common share $ 60,828 $ 54,113 $ 217,043 $ 241,972
Denominator:
Weighted average shares for basic earnings per common share 103,021,351 102,405,119 102,939,804 102,059,114
Dilutive effect of stock options 757,391   1,046,112   716,366   913,036  
Weighted average shares for diluted earnings per common share 103,778,742   103,451,231   103,656,170   102,972,150  
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.59   $ 0.52   $ 2.09   $ 2.35  
 
BANKUNITED, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED RATIOS
 
 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Years Ended December 31,

2016   2015 2016   2015
Financial ratios (5)
Return on average assets 0.92 % 0.97 % 0.87 % 1.18 %
Return on average stockholders’ equity 10.45 % 9.94 % 9.64 % 11.62 %
Net interest margin (4) 3.67 % 3.94 % 3.73 % 3.94 %
 
  December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015

Non-

Covered

  Total

Non-

Covered

  Total
Asset quality ratios
Non-performing loans to total loans (1) (3) 0.70 % 0.69 % 0.37 % 0.43 %
Non-performing assets to total assets (2) 0.50 % 0.53 % 0.26 % 0.35 %
Allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans (3) 0.80 % 0.79 % 0.76 % 0.76 %
Allowance for loan and lease losses to non-performing loans (1) 115.03 % 113.85 % 204.45 % 175.90 %
Net charge-offs to average loans 0.13 % 0.13 % 0.09 % 0.10 %
 

(1) We define non-performing loans to include non-accrual loans, and loans, other than ACI loans, that are past due 90 days or more and still accruing. Contractually delinquent ACI loans on which interest continues to be accreted are excluded from non-performing loans.

(2) Non-performing assets include non-performing loans, OREO and other repossessed assets.

(3) Total loans include premiums, discounts, and deferred fees and costs.

(4) On a tax-equivalent basis.

(5) Annualized for the three month periods.

Source: BankUnited, Inc.

BankUnited, Inc.
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