Cathay General Bancorp Announces Net Income of $31.9 Million, or $0.40 Per Share, For the Fourth Quarter and Net Income of $123.1 Million For the Year Ended December 31, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cathay General Bancorp (the "Company", NASDAQ: CATY), the holding company for Cathay Bank, today announced results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2013.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE


Three months ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012

Net income

$31.9 million


$28.3 million


$123.1 million


$117.4 million

Net income available to common stockholders

$31.9 million


$24.2 million


$113.5 million


$101.0 million

Basic earnings per common share

$0.40


$0.31


$1.44


$1.28

Diluted earnings per common share

$0.40


$0.31


$1.43


$1.28

Return on average assets

1.19%


1.06%


1.17%


1.11%

Return on average total stockholders' equity

8.70%


6.97%


8.00%


7.48%

Efficiency ratio

44.65%


53.11%


50.35%


52.37%









FULL YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Diluted earnings per share increased 11.7% to $1.43 per share for the year ended 2013 compared to $1.28 per share for the year ended 2012.
  • Strong growth in loans – Total loans increased $655.4 million, or 8.8%, during 2013, to $8.1 billion at December 31, 2013, compared to $7.4 billion at December 31, 2012.  
  • Redemption on September 30, 2013, of the remaining $129 million of the Company's preferred stock issued under the U.S. Treasury's TARP Capital Purchase Program.

"Our loan growth for the fourth quarter was solid at $252.6 million, or a 13% annualized rate.  Continuing our goal of increasing our number of branches to better serve our customers, earlier this week, we signed an agreement to purchase the deposits of a branch located in the Richmond District of San Francisco, which will become our second branch in the City of San Francisco," commented Dunson Cheng, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Company.

"Our new West Covina, California branch opened on December 19, 2013 and we expect to open our new Bensonhurst, New York branch in March, 2014.  Our focus on core deposit generation resulted in core deposits increasing 10.3% during 2013," said Peter Wu, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.

"During December 2013, we increased our quarterly dividend from $.01 to $.05 per share. We will continue to work to restore our dividend to historical levels," concluded Dunson Cheng.

FOURTH QUARTER INCOME STATEMENT REVIEW

Net income available to common stockholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, was $31.9 million, an increase of $7.7 million, or 31.8%, compared to a net income available to common stockholders of $24.2 million for the same quarter a year ago.  Diluted earnings per share available to common stockholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, was $0.40 compared to $0.31 for the same quarter a year ago due primarily to decreases in cost associated with debt redemption, decreases in other real estate owned ("OREO") expenses, and decreases in amortization of core deposit intangibles offset by decreases in gains on sale of securities.

Return on average stockholders' equity was 8.70% and return on average assets was 1.19% for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to a return on average stockholders' equity of 6.97% and a return on average assets of 1.06% for the same quarter a year ago.

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

Net interest income before provision for credit losses increased $897,000, or 1.1%, to $82.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $81.1 million during the same quarter a year ago.  The increase was due primarily to the decrease in interest expense from securities sold under agreements to repurchase offset by the decrease in interest income from investment securities.

The net interest margin, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, was 3.30% for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 3.35% for the third quarter of 2013, and 3.28% for the fourth quarter of 2012.  The decrease in the interest expense on securities sold under agreements to repurchase offset by decreases in earnings on investment securities contributed to the increase in the net interest margin compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, the yield on average interest-earning assets was 4.09%, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, the cost of funds on average interest-bearing liabilities was 1.03%, and the cost of interest bearing deposits was 0.65%.  In comparison, for the fourth quarter of 2012, the yield on average interest-earning assets was 4.25%, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, the cost of funds on average interest-bearing liabilities was 1.25%, and the cost of interest bearing deposits was 0.65%. The interest spread, defined as the difference between the yield on average interest-earning assets and the cost of funds on average interest-bearing liabilities, increased six basis points to 3.06% for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, from 3.00% for the same quarter a year ago, primarily for the reasons discussed above.

Provision for credit losses

Provision for credit losses was zero for both the fourth quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2012.  The provision for credit losses was based on the review of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2013. The provision or reversal for credit losses represents the charge against or benefit toward current earnings that is determined by management, through a credit review process, as the amount needed to establish an allowance that management believes to be sufficient to absorb credit losses inherent in the Company's loan portfolio, including unfunded commitments.  The following table summarizes the charge-offs and recoveries for the periods indicated:



Three months ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,


2013



2012


2013


2012


(In thousands)

Charge-offs:









  Commercial loans

$                11,045



$                   3,228


$              15,625


$                 17,707

  Construction loans- residential

-



-


-


391

  Construction loans- other

-



-


-


774

  Real estate loans (1)

626



1,265


3,499


13,616

  Real estate- land loans

-



177


1,318


278

  Installment and other loans

-



-


-


25

     Total charge-offs 

11,671



4,670


20,442


32,791

Recoveries:









  Commercial loans

724



719


2,739


1,949

  Construction loans- residential

1



76


1,201


3,788

  Construction loans- other

27



452


1,083


2,365

  Real estate loans (1)

1,749



2,036


5,978


8,820

  Real estate- land loans

896



24


2,997


1,202

  Installment and other loans

-



-


11


3

     Total recoveries

3,397



3,307


14,009


18,127

Net charge-offs

$                  8,274



$                   1,363


$                6,433


$                 14,664













(1) Real estate loans include commercial mortgage loans, residential mortgage loans, and equity lines.


Non-interest income

Non-interest income, which includes revenues from depository service fees, letters of credit commissions, securities gains (losses), gains (losses) on loan sales, wire transfer fees, and other sources of fee income, was $8.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, a decrease of $3.9 million, or 31.6%, compared to $12.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. The decrease in non-interest income in the fourth quarter of 2013 was primarily due to a decrease of $4.6 million in gains on sale of securities and a decrease of $470,000 in venture capital income offset by increases of $331,000 in other miscellaneous loan fees, $242,000 in commissions from wealth management, and $230,000 in letters of credit commissions.      

Non-interest expense

Non-interest expense decreased $9.2 million, or 18.6%, to $40.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $49.5 million in the same quarter a year ago.  The efficiency ratio was 44.65% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to 53.11% for the same quarter a year ago.

Prepayment penalties decreased $5.9 million to $2,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $5.9 million in the same quarter a year ago.  The Company did not prepay any securities sold under agreements in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $100.0 million in the same period a year ago.  In December 2013, the Company prepaid $50.0 million of subordinated debt.  OREO expenses decreased $2.7 million primarily due to increases in gains on sales of OREO and decreases in provision for OREO write-downs.  Amortization of core deposit premium decreased $962,000 to $436,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $1.4 million in the same quarter a year ago as a result of the full amortization of the core deposit premium from the General Bank acquisition. 

Income taxes

The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 36.0% compared to 35.1% for the fourth quarter of 2012.  The effective tax rate includes the impact of the utilization of low income housing tax credits and the recognition of other tax credits.

BALANCE SHEET REVIEW

Gross loans were $8.08 billion at December 31, 2013, an increase of $655.4 million, or 8.8%, from $7.43 billion at December 31, 2012, primarily due to increases of $254.6 million, or 6.8%, in commercial mortgage loans, increases of $209.0 million, or 18.2%, in residential mortgage loans, and increases of $171.6 million, or 8.1%, in commercial loans.  The changes in loan balances and composition from December 31, 2012, are presented below:

Type of Loans

December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012


 % Change 


(Dollars in thousands)



Commercial loans

$               2,298,724


$                 2,127,107


8

Residential mortgage loans

1,355,255


1,146,230


18

Commercial mortgage loans

4,023,051


3,768,452


7

Equity lines

171,277


193,852


(12)

Real estate construction loans

221,701


180,950


23

Installment & other loans

14,555


12,556


16







Gross loans

$               8,084,563


$                 7,429,147


9







Allowance for loan losses

(173,889)


(183,322)


(5)

Unamortized deferred loan fees

(13,487)


(10,238)


32







Total loans, net

$               7,897,187


$                 7,235,587


9







Total deposits were $7.98 billion at December 31, 2013, an increase of $598.1 million, or 8.1%, from $7.38 billion at December 31, 2012, primarily due to a $287.0 million, or 44.6%, increase in time deposits under $100,000, a $99.6 million, or 8.4%, increase in money market deposits, a $172.4 million, or 13.6%, increase in non-interest bearing demand deposits, a $90.7 million, or 15.3%, increase in NOW deposits,  and a $25.7 million, or 5.4%, increase in saving deposits offset by a $77.4 million, or 2.4%, decrease in time deposits of $100,000 or more.  Increases in time deposits under $100,000 were primarily due to increases in brokered time deposits.  The changes in deposit balances and composition from December 31, 2012, are presented below: 

Deposits 

December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012


 % Change 


(Dollars in thousands)



Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

$                  1,441,858


$            1,269,455


14

NOW deposits

683,873


593,133


15

Money market deposits

1,286,338


1,186,771


8

Savings deposits

499,520


473,805


5

Time deposits under $100,000

931,204


644,191


45

Time deposits of $100,000 or more

3,138,512


3,215,870


(2)

Total deposits

$                  7,981,305


$            7,383,225


8







ASSET QUALITY REVIEW

At December 31, 2013, total non-accrual loans were $83.2 million, a decrease of $20.7 million, or 19.9%, from $103.9 million at December 31, 2012.       

The allowance for loan losses was $173.9 million and the allowance for off-balance sheet unfunded credit commitments was $1.4 million at December 31, 2013, which represented the amount believed by management to be sufficient to absorb credit losses inherent in the loan portfolio, including unfunded commitments.  The allowance for credit losses, which is the sum of the allowances for loan losses and for off-balance sheet unfunded credit commitments, was $175.3 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $184.7 million at December 31, 2012, a decrease of $9.4 million, or 5.1%.  The allowance for credit losses represented 2.17% of period-end gross loans and 208.2% of non-performing loans at December 31, 2013.  The comparable ratios were 2.49% of period-end gross loans and 176.7% of non-performing loans at December 31, 2012.  The changes in the Company's non-performing assets and troubled debt restructurings at December 31, 2013, compared to December 31, 2012, and to September 30, 2013, are highlighted below:

(Dollars in thousands)

December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012


% Change


September 30, 2013


% Change

Non-performing assets










Accruing loans past due 90 days or more

$                             982


$                         630


56


$                         499


97

Non-accrual loans:










  Construction- residential loans

3,313


2,984


11


3,495


(5)

  Construction- non-residential loans

25,273


33,315


(24)


25,500


(1)

Land loans

6,502


6,053


7


8,334


(22)

Commercial real estate loans, excluding land loans

13,119


29,651


(56)


27,662


(53)

Commercial loans

21,232


19,958


6


24,506


(13)

Residential mortgage loans

13,744


11,941


15


10,364


33

Total non-accrual loans:

$                        83,183


$                  103,902


(20)


$                    99,861


(17)

Total non-performing loans

84,165


104,532


(19)


100,360


(16)

Other real estate owned

52,985


46,384


14


49,777


6

Total non-performing assets

$                      137,150


$                  150,916


(9)


$                  150,137


(9)

Accruing  troubled  debt  restructurings (TDRs)

$                      117,597


$                  144,695


(19)


$                  115,940


1











Allowance for loan losses

$                      173,889


$                  183,322


(5)


$                  181,452


(4)

Allowance for off-balance sheet credit commitments

1,362


1,363


(0)


2,074


(34)

Allowance for credit losses

$                      175,251


$                  184,685


(5)


$                  183,526


(5)











Total gross loans outstanding, at period-end

$                   8,084,563


$               7,429,147


9


$               7,832,013


3











Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans, at period-end

206.60%


175.37%




180.80%



Allowance for loan losses to gross loans, at period-end 

2.15%


2.47%




2.32%



Allowance for credit losses to gross loans, at period-end

2.17%


2.49%




2.34%



Troubled debt restructurings on accrual status totaled $117.6 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $144.7 million at December 31, 2012.  These loans are classified as troubled debt restructurings as a result of granting a concession to borrowers.  Although these loan modifications are considered troubled debt restructurings under Accounting Standard Codification 310-40 and Accounting Standard Update 2011-02, these loans have been performing under the restructured terms and have demonstrated sustained performance under the modified terms.  The sustained performance considered by management includes the periods prior to the modification if the prior performance met or exceeded the modified terms as well as cash paid to set up interest reserves.     

The ratio of non-performing assets to total assets was 1.3% at December 31, 2013, compared to 1.4% at December 31, 2012.  Total non-performing assets decreased $13.7 million, or 9.1%, to $137.2 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $150.9 million at December 31, 2012, primarily due to a $20.7 million, or 19.9%, decrease in non-accrual loans offset by a $6.6 million, or 14.2%, increase in OREO. 

CAPITAL ADEQUACY REVIEW

At December 31, 2013, the Company's Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 15.03%, total risk-based capital ratio of 16.34%, and Tier 1 leverage capital ratio of 12.48%, continue to place the Company in the "well capitalized" category for regulatory purposes, which is defined as institutions with a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio equal to or greater than 6%, a total risk-based capital ratio equal to or greater than 10%, and a Tier 1 leverage capital ratio equal to or greater than 5%. At December 31, 2012, the Company's Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 17.36%, total risk-based capital ratio was 19.12%, and Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 13.82%.

FULL YEAR REVIEW

Net income attributable to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2013, was $113.5 million, an increase of $12.5 million, or 12.4%, compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $101.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, due primarily to increases in gains on sale of securities, decreases in OREO expenses, decreases in litigation expenses, and increases in commissions from wealth management, offset by decreases in the reversal for credit losses, increases in prepayment penalties on the prepayment of securities sold under an agreement to repurchase, increases in salaries and incentive compensation expense, increases in consulting expense, and increases in legal and collection expense.  Diluted earnings per share was $1.43 for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $1.28 per share for the year ended December 31, 2012.  The net interest margin for the year ended December 31, 2013, increased five basis points to 3.33% compared to 3.28% for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Return on average stockholders' equity was 8.00% and return on average assets was 1.17% for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to a return on average stockholders' equity of 7.48% and a return on average assets of 1.11% for the year ended December 31, 2012.  The efficiency ratio for the year ended December 31, 2013, was 50.35% compared to 52.37% for the year ended December 31, 2012.

CONFERENCE CALL

Cathay General Bancorp will host a conference call this afternoon to discuss its fourth quarter 2013 financial results. The call will begin at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Analysts and investors may dial in and participate in the question-and-answer session. To access the call, please dial 1-877-703-6102 and enter Participant Passcode 88064359. A listen-only live Webcast of the call will be available at www.cathaygeneralbancorp.com and a recorded version is scheduled to be available for replay for 12 months after the call.

ABOUT CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

Cathay General Bancorp is the holding company for Cathay Bank, a California state-chartered bank. Founded in 1962, Cathay Bank offers a wide range of financial services. Cathay Bank currently operates 32 branches in California, eight branches in New York State, one in Massachusetts, two in Texas, three in Washington State, three in the Chicago, Illinois area, one in New Jersey, one in Nevada, one in Hong Kong, and a representative office in Shanghai and in Taipei. Cathay Bank's website is found at http://www.cathaybank.com. Cathay General Bancorp's website is found at http://www.cathaygeneralbancorp.com.  Information set forth on such websites is not incorporated into this press release.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND OTHER NOTICES

Statements made in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the applicable provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding management's beliefs, projections, and assumptions concerning future results and events. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, such words as "aims," "anticipates," "believes," "can," "continue," "could," "estimates," "expects," "hopes," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "predicts," "potential," "possible," "optimistic," "seeks," "shall," "should," "will," and variations of these words and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, beliefs, projections, and assumptions of management and are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. Such risks and uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, adverse developments or conditions related to or arising from U.S. and international business and economic conditions; credit risks of lending activities and deterioration in asset or credit quality; potential supervisory action by federal supervisory authorities; increased costs of compliance and other risks associated with changes in regulation and the current regulatory environment, including the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), and the potential for substantial changes in the legal, regulatory, and enforcement framework and oversight applicable to financial institutions in reaction to recent adverse financial market events, including changes pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act; potential goodwill impairment; liquidity risk; fluctuations in interest rates; inflation and deflation; risks associated with acquisitions and the expansion of our business into new markets; real estate market conditions and the value of real estate collateral; environmental liabilities; our ability to compete with larger competitors; the possibility of higher capital requirements, including implementation of the Basel III capital standards of the Basel Committee; our ability to retain key personnel; successful management of reputational risk; natural disasters and geopolitical events; general economic or business conditions in California, Asia, and other regions where Cathay Bank has operations; failures, interruptions, or security breaches of our information systems; our ability to adapt our systems to technological changes, including successfully implementing our core system conversion; adverse results in legal proceedings; changes in accounting standards or tax laws and regulations; market disruption and volatility; restrictions on dividends and other distributions by laws and regulations and by our regulators and our capital structure; successfully raising additional capital, if needed, and the resulting dilution of interests of holders of our common stock; and the soundness of other financial institutions.

These and other factors are further described in Cathay General Bancorp's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (Item 1A in particular), other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and other filings Cathay General Bancorp makes with the SEC from time to time. Actual results in any future period may also vary from the past results discussed in this press release. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak to the date of this press release. Cathay General Bancorp has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or to publicly announce any revision of any forward-looking statement to reflect future developments or events, except as required by law.

Cathay General Bancorp's filings with the SEC are available at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov, or by request directed to Cathay General Bancorp, 9650 Flair Drive, El Monte, California 91731, Attention: Investor Relations, (626) 279-3286.

CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited)




Three months ended December 31,




Year ended December 31,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)


2013


2012


% Change


2013


2012

% Change













FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE












Net interest income before provision for credit losses    


$          81,962


$          81,065


1


$        324,696


$          321,253

1

Provision reversal for credit losses


-


-


-


(3,000)


(9,000)

(67)

Net interest income after provision for credit losses


81,962


81,065


1


327,696


330,253

(1)

Non-interest income


8,345


12,202


(32)


60,307


46,507

30

Non-interest expense


40,319


49,532


(19)


193,833


192,589

1

Income before income tax expense


49,988


43,735


14


194,170


184,171

5

Income tax expense


17,946


15,276


17


70,435


66,128

7

Net income


32,042


28,459


13


123,735


118,043

5

  Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


140


153


(8)


592


605

(2)

Net income attributable to Cathay General Bancorp


$          31,902


$          28,306


13


$        123,143


$          117,438

5

Dividends on preferred stock and noncash charge from repayment

-


(4,127)


(100)


(9,685)


(16,488)

(41)

Net income attributable to common stockholders


$          31,902


$          24,179


32


$        113,458


$          100,950

12













Net income attributable to common stockholders per common share:










Basic


$               0.40


$               0.31


29


$               1.44


$                 1.28

13

Diluted


$               0.40


$               0.31


29


$               1.43


$                 1.28

12













Cash dividends paid per common share  


$               0.05


$               0.01


400


$               0.08


$                 0.04

100

























SELECTED RATIOS












Return on average assets


1.19%


1.06%


12


1.17%


1.11%

5

Return on average total stockholders' equity


8.70%


6.97%


25


8.00%


7.48%

7

Efficiency ratio


44.65%


53.11%


(16)


50.35%


52.37%

(4)

Dividend payout ratio


12.46%


2.78%


348


5.15%


2.68%

92

























YIELD ANALYSIS (Fully taxable equivalent)












Total interest-earning assets


4.09%


4.25%


(4)


4.17%


4.38%

(5)

Total interest-bearing liabilities


1.03%


1.25%


(18)


1.09%


1.39%

(22)

Net interest spread


3.06%


3.00%


2


3.08%


2.99%

3

Net interest margin


3.30%


3.28%


1


3.33%


3.28%

2

























CAPITAL RATIOS


December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012


September 30, 2013


Well Capitalized Requirements


Minimum Regulatory Requirements


Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio


15.03%


17.36%


14.88%


6.0%


4.0%


Total risk-based capital ratio


16.34%


19.12%


16.65%


10.0%


8.0%


Tier 1 leverage capital ratio


12.48%


13.82%


12.36%


5.0%


4.0%


























                                                                        

CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)


(In thousands, except share and per share data)


December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012


% change








Assets







Cash and due from banks


$                                        153,747


$                                        144,909


6

Short-term investments and interest bearing deposits


516,938


411,983


25

Securities held-to-maturity (market value of $823,906 in 2012)


-


773,768


(100)

Securities available-for-sale (amortized cost of $1,637,965 in 2013 and







    $1,290,676 in 2012)


1,586,668


1,291,480


23

Trading securities


4,936


4,703


5

Loans


8,084,563


7,429,147


9

Less:  Allowance for loan losses


(173,889)


(183,322)


(5)

 Unamortized deferred loan fees, net


(13,487)


(10,238)


32

 Loans, net


7,897,187


7,235,587


9

Federal Home Loan Bank stock


25,000


41,272


(39)

Other real estate owned, net


52,985


46,384


14

Affordable housing investments, net


84,108


85,037


(1)

Premises and equipment, net


102,045


102,613


(1)

Customers' liability on acceptances


32,194


41,271


(22)

Accrued interest receivable


24,274


26,015


(7)

Goodwill


316,340


316,340


-

Other intangible assets, net


2,230


6,132


(64)

Other assets


191,095


166,595


15








Total assets


$                                   10,989,747


$                                   10,694,089


3








Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity







Deposits







Non-interest-bearing demand deposits


$                                     1,441,858


$                                     1,269,455


14

Interest-bearing deposits:







NOW deposits


683,873


593,133


15

Money market deposits


1,286,338


1,186,771


8

Savings deposits


499,520


473,805


5

Time deposits under $100,000


931,204


644,191


45

Time deposits of $100,000 or more


3,138,512


3,215,870


(2)

Total deposits


7,981,305


7,383,225


8








Securities sold under agreements to repurchase


800,000


1,250,000


(36)

Advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank


521,200


146,200


256

Other borrowings for affordable housing investments


19,062


18,713


2

Long-term debt


121,136


171,136


(29)

Acceptances outstanding


32,194


41,271


(22)

Other liabilities


55,418


54,040


3

Total liabilities


9,530,315


9,064,585


5

     Commitments and contingencies


-


-


-

Stockholders' Equity







Preferred stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued







and outstanding at December 31, 2013, and 258,000 issued 







and outstanding at December 31, 2012


-


254,580


(100)

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized,







83,797,434 issued and 79,589,869 outstanding at December 31, 2013, and







82,985,853 issued and 78,778,288 outstanding at December 31, 2012


838


830


1

Additional paid-in-capital


784,949


768,925


2

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)/income, net


(29,728)


465


(6,493)

Retained earnings


829,109


721,993


15

Treasury stock, at cost (4,207,565 shares at December 31, 2013, 







     and at December 31, 2012)


(125,736)


(125,736)


-








Total Cathay General Bancorp stockholders' equity


1,459,432


1,621,057


(10)

Noncontrolling interest


-


8,447


(100)

Total equity


1,459,432


1,629,504


(10)

Total liabilities and equity


$                                   10,989,747


$                                   10,694,089


3








Book value per common share


$18.25


$17.12


7

Number of common shares outstanding


79,589,869


78,778,288


1








 

CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)




Three months ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,



2013

2012


2013

2012



(In thousands, except share and per share data)

INTEREST AND  DIVIDEND INCOME







Loan receivable, including loan fees


$                         92,402

$                    91,157


$           359,959

$            360,643

Investment securities- taxable


8,426

12,349


43,412

62,395

Investment securities- nontaxable


-

1,034


995

4,161

Federal Home Loan Bank stock


439

295


1,480

485

Federal funds sold and securities 







purchased under agreements to resell


-

-


-

18

Deposits with banks


354

446


1,150

2,042








Total interest and dividend income


101,621

105,281


406,996

429,744








INTEREST EXPENSE







Time deposits of $100,000 or more


6,745

7,289


27,211

33,441

Other deposits


3,934

2,887


13,178

13,932

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase


7,914

12,712


37,692

55,699

Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank


153

74


528

270

Long-term debt


913

1,254


3,691

5,149








Total interest expense


19,659

24,216


82,300

108,491








Net interest income before provision for credit losses


81,962

81,065


324,696

321,253

Provision reversal for credit losses


-

-


(3,000)

(9,000)








Net interest income after provision for credit losses


81,962

81,065


327,696

330,253








NON-INTEREST INCOME







Securities gains, net


205

4,785


27,362

18,026

Letters of credit commissions


1,673

1,443


6,281

6,316

Depository service fees


1,371

1,339


5,701

5,453

Other operating income


5,096

4,635


20,963

16,712








Total non-interest income


8,345

12,202


60,307

46,507








NON-INTEREST EXPENSE







Salaries and employee benefits


21,084

19,951


88,276

78,377

Occupancy expense


3,880

3,682


14,846

14,608

Computer and equipment expense


2,280

2,397


9,768

9,591

Professional services expense


6,090

6,544


24,574

21,768

FDIC and State assessments


1,920

1,785


7,351

8,339

Marketing expense


700

1,199


3,403

4,607

Other real estate owned (income)/expense


(1,121)

1,568


(235)

15,116

Operations of affordable housing investments 


2,301

1,919


7,253

6,306

Amortization of core deposit intangibles


436

1,398


4,533

5,663

Cost associated with debt redemption


2

5,920


22,557

12,120

Other operating expense


2,747

3,169


11,507

16,094








Total non-interest expense


40,319

49,532


193,833

192,589








Income before income tax expense


49,988

43,735


194,170

184,171

Income tax expense


17,946

15,276


70,435

66,128

Net income


32,042

28,459


123,735

118,043

     Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


140

153


592

605

Net income attributable to Cathay General Bancorp


31,902

28,306


123,143

117,438








Dividends on preferred stock and noncash charge from repayment


-

(4,127)


(9,685)

(16,488)

Net income attributable to common stockholders


$                         31,902

$                    24,179


$           113,458

$            100,950








Net income attributable to common stockholders per common share:







Basic


$                             0.40

$                        0.31


$                 1.44

$                  1.28

Diluted


$                             0.40

$                        0.31


$                 1.43

$                  1.28








Cash dividends paid per common share


$                             0.05

$                        0.01


$                 0.08

$                  0.04

Basic average common shares outstanding


79,256,279

78,757,798


78,954,898

78,719,133

Diluted average common shares outstanding


79,713,155

78,759,222


79,137,983

78,723,297









CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

AVERAGE BALANCES – SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)



Three months ended,


(In thousands)

December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012


September 30, 2013










Interest-earning assets

Average Balance

Average
Yield/Rate
(1) (2)


Average Balance

Average
Yield/Rate
(1) (2)


Average Balance

Average
Yield/Rate
(1) (2)

Loans (1)

$     7,945,343

4.61%


$     7,318,749

4.96%


$     7,732,167

4.66%

Taxable investment securities 

1,683,358

1.99%


2,005,074

2.45%


1,869,101

2.31%

Tax-exempt investment securities  (2)

-

-


130,927

4.83%


-

-

FHLB stock

26,801

6.50%


43,290

2.71%


30,938

5.76%

Deposits with banks

190,092

0.74%


405,467

0.44%


160,985

0.76%










Total interest-earning assets

$     9,845,594

4.09%


$     9,903,507

4.25%


$     9,793,191

4.15%










Interest-bearing liabilities









Interest-bearing demand deposits

$        667,005

0.16%


$        568,762

0.16%


$        647,037

0.16%

Money market deposits

1,323,759

0.61%


1,200,528

0.55%


1,234,091

0.58%

Savings deposits

504,411

0.08%


469,249

0.08%


471,849

0.07%

Time deposits

4,047,956

0.81%


3,958,704

0.83%


4,069,612

0.80%

Total interest-bearing deposits

$     6,543,131

0.65%


$     6,197,243

0.65%


$     6,422,589

0.64%

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

800,000

3.92%


1,288,587

3.92%


855,435

3.90%

Other borrowed funds

87,746

0.69%


41,290

0.71%


82,822

0.72%

Long-term debt

164,614

2.20%


171,136

2.92%


171,136

2.16%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

7,595,491

1.03%


7,698,256

1.25%


7,531,982

1.05%










Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

1,448,044



1,236,304



1,353,451











Total deposits and other borrowed funds

$     9,043,535



$     8,934,560



$     8,885,433











Total average assets

$   10,612,221



$   10,641,799



$   10,519,491


Total average equity

$     1,463,034



$     1,625,065



$     1,547,606





















Year ended,




(In thousands)

December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012












Interest-earning assets

Average Balance

Average
Yield/Rate
(1) (2)


Average Balance

Average
Yield/Rate
(1) (2)




Loans (1)

$     7,630,530

4.72%


$     7,095,076

5.08%




Taxable investment securities 

1,903,541

2.28%


2,216,857

2.81%




Tax-exempt investment securities  (2)

29,076

5.27%


131,530

4.87%




FHLB stock

33,446

4.43%


47,938

1.01%




Federal funds sold and securities purchased









under agreements to resell

-

-


14,986

0.12%




Deposits with banks

184,654

0.62%


367,138

0.56%













Total interest-earning assets

$     9,781,247

4.17%


$     9,873,525

4.38%













Interest-bearing liabilities









Interest-bearing demand deposits

$        634,506

0.16%


$        516,246

0.15%




Money market deposits

1,215,347

0.58%


1,059,841

0.56%




Savings deposits

488,932

0.08%


451,022

0.08%




Time deposits

3,993,508

0.80%


4,197,906

0.96%




Total interest-bearing deposits

$     6,332,293

0.64%


$     6,225,015

0.76%




Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

972,329

3.88%


1,361,475

4.09%




Other borrowed funds

72,687

0.73%


37,717

0.72%




Long-term debt

169,492

2.18%


171,136

3.01%




Total interest-bearing liabilities

7,546,801

1.09%


7,795,343

1.39%













Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

1,325,781



1,157,343














Total deposits and other borrowed funds

$     8,872,582



$     8,952,686














Total average assets

$   10,506,842



$   10,617,004





Total average equity

$     1,548,179



$     1,579,195















(1) Yields and interest earned include net loan fees. Non-accrual loans are included in the average balance.

(2) The average yield has been adjusted to a fully taxable-equivalent basis for certain securities of states and political subdivisions and other securities held using a statutory Federal income tax rate of 35%.



SOURCE Cathay General Bancorp



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