Cathay General Bancorp Announces Net Income of $17.3 Million, or $0.17 Per Share, For Third Quarter 2010

Oct 26, 2010, 16:32 ET from Cathay General Bancorp

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cathay General Bancorp (the "Company", Nasdaq: CATY), the holding company for Cathay Bank (the "Bank"), today announced results for the third quarter of 2010.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 



Third Quarter 2010


Third Quarter 2009

Net income/(loss)

$17.3 million


($17.7) million

Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders

$13.2 million


($21.8) million

Basic earnings/(Loss) per common share

$0.17


($0.43)

Diluted earnings/(Loss) per common share

$0.17


($0.43)

Return on average assets

0.61%


-0.60%

Return on average total stockholders' equity

4.76%


-5.58%

Efficiency ratio

45.17%


46.87%











THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Improved profitability – Third quarter net income was $17.3 million compared to net income of $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2010 and compared to a net loss of $17.7 million in the same quarter a year ago.
  • Decrease in net charge-offs – Net charge-offs decreased $4.6 million, or 20.2%, to $18.0 million in the third quarter of 2010 from $22.6 million in the second quarter of 2010 and decreased $39.0 million, or 68.4%, from $57.0 million in the same quarter a year ago. The provision for credit losses was $17.9 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $45.0 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $76.0 million in the same quarter a year ago.  
  • Decrease in nonaccrual loans – Total nonaccrual loans decreased to $283.7 million at September 30, 2010, from $313.4 million at June 30, 2010, and $360.5 million at September 30, 2009.

"We are gratified to report a substantially higher profit than the second quarter, and are also encouraged by the continued decrease in net charge-offs in the third quarter and the decrease in nonaccrual loans during the third quarter. With the apparent stabilization in credit quality, our loan loss provision for the third quarter matched net charge-offs for the third quarter," commented Dunson Cheng, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Company.

"Our retail branches continue to experience solid growth in relationship deposits at the same time we are reducing the dependence on wholesale funding.  Our focus on core deposit generation resulted in core deposits increasing at an annualized rate of 9.4% during the nine months of 2010," said Peter Wu, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.

"For the first time in eight quarters, our loans increased.  Our commercial and industrial loans and our single family mortgages each increased by over $100 million, respectively, so far this year.  Our efforts to serve our customers and community begin to bear fruit.  We are hopeful that our profitability will continue to improve to our historical levels over the course of time," concluded Dunson Cheng.

INCOME STATEMENT REVIEW

Net income attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended September 30, 2010, was $13.2 million, an increase of $35.0 million, or 161%, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $21.8 million for the same period a year ago.  Diluted earnings per share attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended September 30, 2010, was $0.17 compared to a loss per share of $0.43 for the same period a year ago due primarily to decreases in the provision for credit losses and lower other real estate owned expenses.

Return on average stockholders' equity was 4.76% and return on average assets was 0.61% for the three months ended September 30, 2010, compared to a return on average stockholders' equity of negative 5.58 % and a return on average assets of negative 0.60% for the same period of 2009.

Net interest income before provision for credit losses

Net interest income before provision for credit losses increased to $73.3 million during the third quarter of 2010, an increase of $826,000, or 1.1%, compared to $72.5 million during the same quarter a year ago.  The increase was due primarily to the decrease in interest expense paid on time certificates of deposit.

The net interest margin, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, was 2.74% for the third quarter of 2010, compared to 2.73% for the second quarter of 2010 and an increase of 9 basis points from 2.65% for the third quarter of 2009.  The decrease in the rate on interest bearing deposits contributed to the increase in the net interest margin from the corresponding quarter of the prior year.    

For the third quarter of 2010, the yield on average interest-earning assets was 4.51%, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, the cost of funds on average interest-bearing liabilities equaled 2.11%, and the cost of interest bearing deposits was 1.23%.  In comparison, for the third quarter of 2009, the yield on average interest-earning assets was 4.82%, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis, cost of funds on average interest-bearing liabilities equaled 2.48%, and the cost of interest bearing deposits was 1.80%. 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 6 basis points to 2.40% for the third  quarter ended September 30, 2010, from 2.34% for the same quarter a year ago, primarily due to the reasons discussed above.

The cost of deposits, including demand deposits, decreased 11 basis points to 1.07% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 1.18% in the second quarter of 2010 and decreased 55 basis points from 1.62% in the third quarter of 2009 due primarily to the decrease in the rates paid on certificates of deposit upon renewal and on money market accounts as a result of the decline in market interest rates.

Provision for credit losses

The provision for credit losses was $17.9 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $45.0 million for the second quarter of 2010 and compared to $76.0 million in the third quarter of 2009.  The provision for credit losses was based on the review of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2010. The provision for credit losses represents the charge against 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 as indicated:


For the three months ended September 30,


For the nine months ended September 30,


2010


2009


2010


2009


(In thousands)

Charge-offs:








 Commercial loans

$                  5,588


$                 27,492


$              17,501


$                 49,657

 Construction loans- residential

5,170


13,126


15,979


58,535

 Construction loans- other

3,844


1,966


22,234


10,734

 Real estate loans (1)

(393)


12,094


37,677


26,550

 Real estate- land loans

7,138


3,865


19,820


7,599

 Installment and other loans

-


-


-


4

    Total charge-offs

21,347


58,543


113,211


153,079

Recoveries:








 Commercial loans

963


219


3,332


523

 Construction loans- residential

1,909


598


4,405


772

 Construction loans- other

36


-


453


1

 Real estate loans (1)

8


46


930


46

 Real estate- land loans

421


685


463


686

 Installment and other loans

-


2


2


19

    Total recoveries

3,337


1,550


9,585


2,047

Net Charge-offs

$                18,010


$                 56,993


$            103,626


$               151,032









(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 $3.9 million for the third quarter of 2010, a decrease of $6.4 million compared to  non-interest income of $10.3 million for the third quarter of 2009. The decrease in non-interest income in the third quarter of 2010 was primarily due to a decrease in gains on sale of loans of $3.5 million, a decrease in securities gains of $2.4 million, and an increase of $1.7 million loss from interest rate swaps compared to the third quarter of 2009.  Offsetting the above non-interest income decreases were a $534,000 increase in commissions from foreign currency transactions, a $276,000 decrease in venture capital investment write-downs, and a $215,000 increase in wealth management commissions.  

Non-interest expense

Non-interest expense decreased $3.9 million, or 10.1%, to $34.9 million in the third quarter of 2010 compared to $38.8 million in the same quarter a year ago.  The efficiency ratio was 45.17% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 46.87% for the same period a year ago due primarily to lower OREO expenses and occupancy expenses offset by lower securities gains and by lower gains on sale of loans recorded in the third quarter of 2010.  

OREO expense decreased $3.7 million from $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2009 to $453,000 in the third quarter of 2010 primarily due to increases in gains on OREO transactions offset by increases in OREO expenses and increases in provision for OREO write-downs.  Occupancy expense decreased $1.2 million primarily due to a correction in the depreciation life for certain components of our administrative office building at 9650 Flair Drive, El Monte which opened in January 2009.  Offsetting the above decreases was a $766,000 increase in professional service expense primarily due to increases in legal and collection expenses.

Income taxes

The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2010 was 28.9% compared to a benefit of 45.0% in the third quarter of 2009 resulting from the utilization of low income housing tax credits.

BALANCE SHEET REVIEW

Total assets were $11.3 billion at September 30, 2010, a decrease of $335.1 million, or 2.9%, from $11.6 billion at December 31, 2009, primarily due to the decrease of $153.6 million, or 5.3%, in securities available-for-sale, the decrease of $48.7 million in loans held for sale, and the pay-down of  $31.5 million in securities held-to-maturity.

Gross loans, excluding loans held for sale, were $6.91 billion at September 30, 2010, an increase of $8.3 million, or 0.1%, from $6.90 billion at December 31, 2009, primarily due to the increase of $107.1 million, or 8.2%, in commercial loans and the increase of $103.1 million, or 15.1% in residential mortgage loans offset by the decrease of $167.6 million, or 26.8%, in construction loans, and by the  decrease of $39.2 million, or 1.0%, in commercial real estate loans.  The changes in loan composition from December 31, 2009, are presented below:

Type of Loans:

September 30, 2010


December 31, 2009


% Change


(Dollars in thousands)



Commercial

$               1,415,029


$                 1,307,880


8

Residential mortgage

785,417


682,291


15

Commercial mortgage

4,025,987


4,065,155


(1)

Equity lines

206,865


195,975


6

Real estate construction

458,448


626,087


(27)

Installment

12,454


13,390


(7)

Other

3,195


8,364


(62)







Gross loans and leases

$               6,907,395


$                 6,899,142


0







Allowance for loan losses

(257,706)


(211,889)


22

Unamortized deferred loan fees

(7,740)


(8,339)


(7)







Total loans and leases, net

$               6,641,949


$                 6,678,914


(1)

Loans held-for-sale

$                      6,164


$                      54,826


(89)









Total deposits were $7.1 billion at September 30, 2010, a decrease of $397.3 million, or 5.3%, from $7.5 billion at December 31, 2009, primarily due to a $406.0 million, or 47.6%, decrease in brokered deposits. The changes in deposit composition from December 31, 2009, are presented below:

Deposits

September 30, 2010


December 31, 2009


% Change


(Dollars in thousands)



Non-interest-bearing demand

$                     928,970


$               864,551


7

NOW

409,109


337,304


21

Money market

974,572


943,164


3

Savings

375,640


347,724


8

Time deposits under $100,000

1,150,633


1,529,954


(25)

Time deposits of $100,000 or more

3,268,831


3,482,343


(6)

Total deposits

$                  7,107,755


$            7,505,040


(5)









ASSET QUALITY REVIEW

At September 30, 2010, total non-accrual portfolio loans, excluding non-accrual loans held for sale, were $283.7 million, an increase of $3.0 million, or 1.1%, from $280.6 million at December 31, 2009, and a decrease of $76.8 million, or 21.3%, from $360.5 million at September 30, 2009.  A summary of non-accrual loans, excluding non-accrual loans held for sale, and the related allowance and charge-offs as of September 30, 2010, is shown below:




At September 30, 2010


Balance


Allowance

Cumulative
Charge-off

Cumulative
Charge-off as
a % of Unpaid
Balance


(Dollars in thousands)

Non-accrual loans without charge-off






 Commercial real estate

$       28,738


$         1,047

$                -

0.0%

 Commercial  

8,713


699

-

0.0%

 Construction- residential

326


76

-

0.0%

 Construction- non-residential

8,042


1,782

-

0.0%

 Residential mortgage

6,248


368

-

0.0%

 Land

4,510


214

-

0.0%

Subtotal

$       56,577


$         4,186

$                -

0.0%

Non-accrual with charge-off






 Commercial real estate

$     125,490


$         4,788

$         37,179

22.9%

 Commercial  

16,922


2,427

17,811

51.3%

 Construction- residential

38,502


7,340

15,234

28.3%

 Construction- non-residential

27,993


2,065

22,094

44.1%

 Residential mortgage

4,969


555

1,553

23.8%

 Land

13,222


1,479

10,014

43.1%

Subtotal

$     227,098


$       18,654

$       103,885

31.4%

Total

$     283,675


$       22,840

$       103,885

26.8%









At September 30, 2010, total residential construction loans were $174.8 million of which $729,000 were in the Central Valley of California and $4.2 million were in San Bernardino and Riverside counties in California. At September 30, 2010, total land loans were $136.4 million, of which $7.8 million were in Riverside and Imperial counties in California, $1.1 million were in the Central Valley of California, and $3.3 million were in the state of Nevada.

Troubled debt restructurings on non-accrual status totaled $66.6 million at September 30, 2010.  Included in troubled debt restructurings on non-accrual status is a loan with an outstanding book balance of $47.5 million to a borrower who filed for bankruptcy in March 2009.  If the borrower continues to perform on a sustained basis (generally six months) under the restructured terms, this loan may be restored to accrual status during the fourth quarter of 2010.

Troubled debt restructurings on accrual status totaled $73.3 million at September 30, 2010, and were comprised of 19 loans.  These loans are classified as troubled debt restructurings as a result of granting a concession to borrowers.  The concessions may be granted in various forms, including reduction in the stated interest rate, reduction in the loan balance or accrued interest, or extension of the maturity date.  Although these loan modifications are considered troubled debt restructurings under Accounting Standard Codification 310-40, formerly Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 15, 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.

At September 30, 2010, other real estate owned totaled $80.0 million which was $9.0 million, or 12.6%, higher compared to $71.0 million at December 31, 2009, and decreased $7.8 million, or 8.9%, from $87.8 million at September 30, 2009.  At September 30, 2010, $52.3 million of OREO was located in California, $6.3 million of OREO was located in Nevada, $11.6 million of OREO was located in Texas, $5.7 million of OREO was located in the state of Washington, and $4.1 million was located in all other states.  

Non-performing assets, excluding non-accrual loans held for sale, to total assets was 3.2% at September 30, 2010, compared to 3.0% at December 31, 2009, and compared to 4.0% at September 30, 2009.  Total non-performing portfolio assets increased $12.8 million, or 3.6%, to $364.5 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $351.7 million at December 31, 2009, primarily due to a $3.0 million increase in non-accrual loans, a $8.9 million increase in OREO, and a $849,000 increase in accruing loans past due 90 days or more.  Total non-performing portfolio assets decreased $100.3 million, or 21.6%, to $364.5 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $464.8 million at September 30, 2009, primarily due to a $76.8 million decrease in non-accrual loans and a $15.7 million decrease in accruing loans past due 90 days or more and a $7.8 million decrease in OREO.

The allowance for loan losses was $257.7 million and the allowance for off-balance sheet unfunded credit commitments was $2.7 million at September 30, 2010, and represented the amount that the Company believes to be sufficient to absorb credit losses inherent in the Company's loan portfolio including unfunded commitments.  The allowance for credit losses, the sum of allowance for loan losses and for off-balance sheet unfunded credit commitments, was $260.4 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $217.1 million at December 31, 2009, an increase of $43.3 million, or 19.9%.  The allowance for credit losses represented 3.77% of period-end gross loans, excluding loans held for sale, and 91.5% of non-performing portfolio loans at September 30, 2010.  The comparable ratios were 3.15% of period-end gross loans and 77.4% of non-performing loans at December 31, 2009.  Results of the changes from June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, to September 30, 2010, of the Company's non-performing assets and troubled debt restructurings are highlighted below:

(Dollars in thousands)

September 30, 2010


June 30, 2010


% Change


December 31, 2009


% Change

Non-performing assets










Accruing loans past due 90 days or more

$                           849


$                         887


(4)


$                           -


100

Non-accrual loans:










 Construction- residential

38,828


48,255


(20)


54,490


(29)

 Construction- non-residential

36,035


40,570


(11)


36,797


(2)

 Land

17,731


28,185


(37)


40,534


(56)

 Commercial real estate, excluding land

154,228


156,814


(2)


112,774


37

 Commercial

25,636


29,222


(12)


26,570


(4)

 Residential mortgage

11,217


10,324


9


9,478


18

Total non-accrual loans:

$                    283,675


$                  313,370


(9)


$                  280,643


1

Total non-performing loans

284,524


314,257


(9)


280,643


1

Other real estate owned

79,957


101,053


(21)


71,014


13

Total non-performing assets

$                    364,481


$                  415,310


(12)


$                  351,657


4

Accruing  troubled  debt  restructurings (TDRs)

$                      73,323


$                    58,017


26


$                    54,992


33

Non-accrual TDRs (included in non-accrual loans above)

$                      66,597


$                    65,638


1


$                    41,609


60

Non-accrual loans held for sale

$                        6,164


$                      6,514


(5)


$                    54,826


(89)











Allowance for loan losses

$                    257,706


$                  255,650


1


$                  211,889


22

Allowance for off-balance sheet credit commitments

2,664


4,830


(45)


5,207


(49)

Allowance for credit losses

$                    260,370


$                  260,480


(0)


$                  217,096


20











Total gross loans outstanding, at period-end (1)

$6,907,395


$6,853,624


1


$6,899,142


0











Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans, at period-end (2)

90.57%


81.35%




75.50%



Allowance for loan losses to gross loans, at period-end (1)

3.73%


3.73%




3.07%













Allowance for credit losses to non-performing loans, at period-end (2)

91.51%


82.89%




77.36%



Allowance for credit losses to gross loans, at period-end (1)

3.77%


3.80%




3.15%



(1) Excludes loans held for sale at period-end.










(2) Excludes non-accrual loans held for sale at period-end.












CAPITAL ADEQUACY REVIEW

At September 30, 2010, the Company's Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 14.95%, total risk-based capital ratio of 16.85%, and Tier 1 leverage capital ratio of 10.93%, 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, 2009, the Company's Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 13.55%, total risk-based capital ratio was 15.43%, and Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 9.64%.

YEAR-TO-DATE REVIEW

Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $18.8 million, a decrease of $25.6 million, or 57.5%, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $44.4 million for the same period a year ago due primarily to decreases in the provision for loan losses, higher net interest income, lower OREO expenses partially offset by decreases in security gains and by increases in loss on interest rate swap agreements.  Loss per share was $0.25 for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to $0.89 loss per share for the same period a year ago.  The net interest margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, increased 12 basis points to 2.73% compared to 2.61% for the same period a year ago.

Return on average stockholders' equity was negative 0.62% and return on average assets was negative 0.08% for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to a negative return on average stockholders' equity of 3.35% and a negative return on average assets of 0.37% for the same period of 2009.  The efficiency ratio for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was 49.99% compared to 46.66% for the same period a year ago.

CONFERENCE CALL

Cathay General Bancorp will host a conference call this afternoon to discuss its third quarter 2010 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 1-800-599-9829 and enter Participant Passcode 15613090. 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 31 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 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," "could," "estimates," "expects," "hopes," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "seeks," "shall," "should," "will," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and variations of these words and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, beliefs, projections, and assumptions 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: significant volatility and deterioration in the credit and financial markets; adverse changes and disruption in general economic conditions and the capital markets; the effects of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and any changes or amendments thereto; difficult conditions in the U.S. and international financial markets; credit loss and deterioration in asset or credit quality; the availability of capital; the impact of any goodwill impairment that may be determined; acquisitions of other banks, if any; fluctuations in interest rates; liquidity risk; inflation and deflation; real estate market conditions; the soundness of other financial institutions; expansion into new market areas; earthquakes, wildfires, or other natural disasters; our ability to compete with competitors and competitive pressures; our ability to retain key personnel; current and potential future supervisory action by bank supervisory authorities; changes in laws, regulations, and accounting rules, or their interpretations; legislative, judicial, or regulatory actions and developments including the potential impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and general economic or business conditions in California and other regions where Cathay Bank has operations, including, but not limited to, adverse changes in economic conditions.

These and other factors are further described in Cathay General Bancorp's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (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 September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)


2010


2009


% Change


2010


2009

% Change













FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE












Net interest income before provision for credit losses    


$            73,341


$            72,515


1


$          222,669


$             208,937

7

 Provision for credit losses


17,900


76,000


(76)


146,900


216,000

(32)

   Net interest income/(loss) after provision for credit losses


55,441


(3,485)


1,691


75,769


(7,063)

1,173

 Non-interest income


3,886


10,287


(62)


16,082


70,382

(77)

 Non-interest expense


34,881


38,807


(10)


119,363


130,336

(8)

 Income/(loss) before income tax expense/(benefit)


24,446


(32,005)


176


(27,512)


(67,017)

(59)

 Income tax expense/(benefit)


7,023


(14,482)


148


(21,418)


(35,362)

(39)

 Net income/(loss)


17,423


(17,523)


199


(6,094)


(31,655)

81

   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(151)


(156)


(3)


(452)


(457)

(1)

 Net income/(loss) attributable to Cathay General Bancorp


$            17,272


$          (17,679)


198


$             (6,546)


$             (32,112)

80

 Dividends on preferred stock


(4,098)


(4,086)


0


(12,286)


(12,249)

0

 Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders


$            13,174


$          (21,765)


161


$           (18,832)


$             (44,361)

58













 Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders per common share:










   Basic


$                0.17


$              (0.43)


(140)


$               (0.25)


$                 (0.89)

(72)

   Diluted


$                0.17


$              (0.43)


(140)


$               (0.25)


$                 (0.89)

(72)













Cash dividends paid per common share


$              0.010


$              0.010


-


$              0.030


$                 0.195

(85)

























SELECTED RATIOS












Return on average assets


0.61%


-0.60%


(202)


-0.08%


-0.37%

(78)

Return on average total stockholders’ equity


4.76%


-5.58%


(185)


-0.62%


-3.35%

(81)

Efficiency ratio


45.17%


46.87%


(4)


49.99%


46.66%

7

Dividend payout ratio


4.54%


n/m

*



n/m


n/m


* n/m, not meaningful
























YIELD ANALYSIS (Fully taxable equivalent)












Total interest-earning assets


4.51%


4.82%


(6)


4.55%


4.98%

(9)

Total interest-bearing liabilities


2.11%


2.48%


(15)


2.15%


2.73%

(21)

Net interest spread


2.40%


2.34%


3


2.40%


2.25%

7

Net interest margin


2.74%


2.65%


3


2.73%


2.61%

5





























































CAPITAL RATIOS


September 30, 2010


September 30, 2009


December 31, 2009


Well Capitalized Requirements


Minimum Regulatory Requirements


Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio


14.95%


12.63%


13.55%


6.0%


4.0%


Total risk-based capital ratio


16.85%


14.49%


15.43%


10.0%


8.0%


Tier 1 leverage capital ratio


10.93%


9.29%


9.64%


5.0%


4.0%




























CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)


(In thousands, except share and per share data)


September 30, 2010


December 31, 2009


% change








Assets







Cash and due from banks


$                                          74,524


$                                 100,124


(26)

Short-term investments and interest bearing deposits


248,555


254,726


(2)

Securities held-to-maturity (market value of $618,371 in 2010







    and $628,908 in 2009)


603,467


635,015


(5)

Securities available-for-sale (amortized cost of $2,719,555 in 2010 and







   $2,916,491 in 2009)


2,761,515


2,915,099


(5)

Trading securities


24


18


33

Loans held for sale


6,164


54,826


(89)

Loans


6,907,395


6,899,142


0

Less:  Allowance for loan losses


(257,706)


(211,889)


22

         Unamortized deferred loan fees, net


(7,740)


(8,339)


(7)

         Loans, net


6,641,949


6,678,914


(1)

Federal Home Loan Bank stock


66,508


71,791


(7)

Other real estate owned, net


79,957


71,014


13

Affordable housing investments, net


90,820


95,853


(5)

Premises and equipment, net


108,826


108,635


0

Customers’ liability on acceptances


17,129


26,554


(35)

Accrued interest receivable


33,673


35,982


(6)

Goodwill


316,340


316,340


-

Other intangible assets, net


18,590


23,157


(20)

Other assets


185,141


200,184


(8)








Total assets


$                                   11,253,182


$                            11,588,232


(3)








Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity







Deposits







 Non-interest-bearing demand deposits


$                                        928,970


$                                 864,551


7

 Interest-bearing deposits:







   NOW deposits


409,109


337,304


21

   Money market deposits


974,572


943,164


3

   Savings deposits


375,640


347,724


8

   Time deposits under $100,000


1,150,633


1,529,954


(25)

   Time deposits of $100,000 or more


3,268,831


3,482,343


(6)

   Total deposits


7,107,755


7,505,040


(5)








Securities sold under agreements to repurchase


1,566,000


1,557,000


1

Advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank


864,362


929,362


(7)

Other borrowings from financial institutions


8,351


7,212


16

Other borrowings for affordable housing investments


19,150


19,320


(1)

Long-term debt


171,136


171,136


-

Acceptances outstanding


17,129


26,554


(35)

Other liabilities


52,457


59,864


(12)

Total liabilities


9,806,340


10,275,488


(5)

    Commitments and contingencies


-


-


-

Stockholders’ Equity







 Preferred stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 258,000 issued







 and outstanding in 2010 and 2009


246,578


243,967


1

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







 82,733,469 issued and 78,525,904 outstanding at September 30, 2010, and





 67,667,155 issued and 63,459,590 outstanding at December 31, 2009


827


677


22

 Additional paid-in-capital


761,954


634,623


20

 Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss), net


24,318


(875)


2,879

 Retained earnings


530,401


551,588


(4)

 Treasury stock, at cost (4,207,565 shares at September 30, 2010,







    and at December 31, 2009)


(125,736)


(125,736)


-








 Total Cathay General Bancorp stockholders' equity


1,438,342


1,304,244


10

 Noncontrolling interest


8,500


8,500


-

 Total equity


1,446,842


1,312,744


10

 Total liabilities and equity


$                                   11,253,182


$                            11,588,232


(3)








Book value per common stock share


$14.95


$16.49


(9)

Number of common stock shares outstanding


78,525,904


63,459,590


24



CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)




Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,



2010

2009


2010

2009



(In thousands, except share and per share data)

INTEREST AND  DIVIDEND INCOME







Loan receivable, including loan fees


$                         95,255

$                    99,588


$           286,077

$            302,232

Investment securities- taxable


24,749

31,589


83,788

94,104

Investment securities- nontaxable


19

167


195

620

Federal Home Loan Bank stock


77

149


171

149

Federal funds sold and securities







purchased under agreements to resell


-

35


-

1,338

Deposits with banks


406

119


1,031

250








Total interest and dividend income


120,506

131,647


371,262

398,693








INTEREST EXPENSE







Time deposits of $100,000 or more


12,754

20,224


42,418

65,337

Other deposits


6,603

10,622


23,689

40,196

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase


16,667

16,555


49,469

48,527

Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank


10,090

10,664


30,110

31,781

Long-term debt


1,046

1,067


2,902

3,891

Short-term borrowings


5

-


5

24








Total interest expense


47,165

59,132


148,593

189,756








Net interest income before provision for credit losses


73,341

72,515


222,669

208,937

Provision for credit losses


17,900

76,000


146,900

216,000








Net interest income/(loss) after provision for loan losses


55,441

(3,485)


75,769

(7,063)








NON-INTEREST INCOME







Securities gains, net


484

2,883


9,112

52,319

Letters of credit commissions


1,253

1,150


3,280

3,159

Depository service fees


1,277

1,272


3,870

3,940

Other operating income/(loss)


872

4,982


(180)

10,964








Total non-interest income


3,886

10,287


16,082

70,382








NON-INTEREST EXPENSE







Salaries and employee benefits


14,436

14,410


44,445

46,369

Occupancy expense


2,801

3,999


10,432

12,126

Computer and equipment expense


2,011

2,052


6,132

5,938

Professional services expense


4,460

3,694


14,099

10,021

FDIC and State assessments


4,599

4,464


15,527

15,372

Marketing expense


749

669


2,469

2,153

Other real estate owned expense


453

4,135


5,346

20,150

Operations of affordable housing investments


1,166

1,407


5,391

5,255

Amortization of core deposit intangibles


1,484

1,689


4,476

5,089

Other operating expense


2,722

2,288


11,046

7,863








Total non-interest expense


34,881

38,807


119,363

130,336








Income/(loss) before income tax expense/(benefit)


24,446

(32,005)


(27,512)

(67,017)

Income tax expense/(benefit)


7,023

(14,482)


(21,418)

(35,362)

Net income/(loss)


17,423

(17,523)


(6,094)

(31,655)

    Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(151)

(156)


(452)

(457)

Net income/(loss) attributable to Cathay General Bancorp


17,272

(17,679)


(6,546)

(32,112)








Dividends on preferred stock


(4,098)

(4,086)


(12,286)

(12,249)

Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders


$                         13,174

$                   (21,765)


$            (18,832)

$             (44,361)








Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders per common share:






  Basic


$                             0.17

$                       (0.43)


$                (0.25)

$                 (0.89)

  Diluted


$                             0.17

$                       (0.43)


$                (0.25)

$                 (0.89)








Cash dividends paid per common share


$                           0.010

$                      0.010


$               0.030

$                0.195

Basic average common shares outstanding


78,520,612

50,183,296


76,584,138

49,758,833

Diluted average common shares outstanding


78,520,612

50,183,296


76,584,138

49,758,833



CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP

AVERAGE BALANCES – SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)



For the three months ended,


(In thousands)

September 30, 2010


September 30, 2009


June 30, 2010










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 and leases (1)

$    6,880,590

5.49%


$    7,211,971

5.48%


$   6,872,503

5.55%

Taxable investment securities

3,368,420

2.91%


3,385,904

3.70%


3,744,929

3.08%

Tax-exempt investment securities  (2)

2,130

5.22%


18,590

5.48%


10,323

5.94%

FHLB stock

67,855

0.45%


71,819

0.82%


70,396

0.26%

Federal funds sold and securities purchased









under agreements to resell

-

-


104,946

0.13%


-

-

Deposits with banks

293,015

0.55%


57,297

0.82%


263,048

0.47%










 Total interest-earning assets

$  10,612,010

4.51%


$  10,850,527

4.82%


$ 10,961,199

4.55%










Interest-bearing liabilities









Interest-bearing demand deposits

$       400,750

0.20%


$       310,047

0.40%


$      378,496

0.21%

Money market

972,665

0.87%


967,839

1.54%


938,109

0.91%

Savings deposits

374,113

0.17%


338,053

0.21%


364,867

0.22%

Time deposits

4,491,273

1.49%


5,175,066

2.04%


5,012,668

1.58%

  Total interest-bearing deposits

$    6,238,801

1.23%


$    6,791,005

1.80%


$   6,694,140

1.33%

Federal funds purchased

-

-


163

0.45%


-

-

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

1,558,625

4.24%


1,556,343

4.22%


1,560,170

4.24%

Other borrowed funds

892,652

4.49%


957,558

4.42%


894,870

4.47%

Long-term debt

171,136

2.42%


171,136

2.47%


171,136

2.21%

 Total interest-bearing liabilities

8,861,214

2.11%


9,476,205

2.48%


9,320,316

2.14%










Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

916,345



783,799



874,395











 Total deposits and other borrowed funds

$    9,777,559



$  10,260,004



$ 10,194,711











Total average assets

$  11,300,183



$  11,626,640



$ 11,695,411


Total average equity

$    1,446,643



$    1,264,864



$   1,428,553























For the nine months ended,


(In thousands)

September 30, 2010


September 30, 2009









Interest-earning assets

Average Balance

Average Yield/Rate (1) (2)


Average Balance

Average Yield/Rate (1) (2)


Loans and leases (1)

$    6,901,776

5.54%


$    7,336,816

5.51%


Taxable investment securities

3,593,669

3.12%


3,174,308

3.96%


Tax-exempt investment securities  (2)

8,156

4.90%


20,234

6.30%


FHLB stock

70,000

0.33%


71,800

0.28%


Federal funds sold and securities purchased







under agreements to resell

-

-


63,300

2.83%


Deposits with banks

329,080

0.42%


42,615

0.78%









 Total interest-earning assets

$  10,902,681

4.55%


$  10,709,073

4.98%









Interest-bearing liabilities







Interest-bearing demand deposits

$       391,062

0.25%


$       283,027

0.40%


Money market deposits

947,713

0.92%


854,706

1.56%


Savings deposits

364,893

0.20%


325,943

0.22%


Time deposits

4,899,150

1.59%


5,070,283

2.48%


Total interest-bearing deposits

$    6,602,818

1.34%


$    6,533,959

2.16%


Federal funds purchased

-

-


11,220

0.27%


Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

1,559,659

4.24%


1,565,455

4.14%


Other borrowed funds

899,950

4.47%


1,012,015

4.20%


Long-term debt

171,136

2.27%


171,136

3.04%


 Total interest-bearing liabilities

9,233,563

2.15%


9,293,785

2.73%









Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

891,919



757,710










 Total deposits and other borrowed funds

$  10,125,482



$  10,051,495










Total average assets

$  11,624,391



$  11,461,779



Total average equity

$    1,424,708



$    1,288,780










(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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