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FirstSun Capital Bancorp

Founded Year

2016

Stage

Debt - II | Alive

Total Raised

$543.22M

Last Raised

$25M | 1 yr ago

About FirstSun Capital Bancorp

FirstSun Capital Bancorp is a community bank created as a result of the merger of Strategic Growth Bank and Sunflower Financial in June 2017. FirstSun Capital Bancorp services the American Midwest and Southwest.

Headquarters Location

1400 16th Street

Denver, Colorado, 80202,

United States

785-827-5565

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FirstSun Capital Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2022 Results

Jan 26, 2023

01/26/2023 | 04:01pm EST Message : Net interest margin of 4.45% Return on average assets of 1.38% Return on average equity of 12.89% Loan growth of 25.6% annualized 20.3% fee revenue to total revenue FirstSun Capital Bancorp (“FirstSun”) (OTCQX: FSUN) reported net income of $24.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to net income of $8.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Earnings per diluted share was $0.96 for the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to $0.47 for the fourth quarter of 2021. Earnings for the fourth quarter of 2021 were impacted by $0.9 million of merger costs, net of tax, or $0.05 per diluted share. Neal Arnold, FirstSun’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased with our strong results this quarter. Our net interest margin expanded again this quarter, loan growth was strong and overall credit quality remains stable. Our strong returns this quarter highlight our favorable balance sheet positioning and overall asset sensitivity. While this macro rate environment will most likely subside in the near future amidst changing economic conditions, we believe the strength of the Southwest and Mountain West markets that we operate in and our diversified business model will position us well for success in the future. In 2022, we delivered record earnings, we expanded our Texas presence with the acquisition of the Pioneer Bancshares business and we continued to grow our customer relationships. We are very grateful to our teams for all their hard work and commitment to our customers and the business this year.” Fourth Quarter 2022 Results Net income totaled $24.6 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, during the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to $26.5 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, during the prior quarter. The return on average assets was 1.38% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to 1.52% in the prior quarter, and the return on average equity was 12.89% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to 14.50% in the prior quarter. Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin Net interest income totaled $73.3 million during the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of $4.8 million compared to the prior quarter. Our net interest margin increased 19 basis points to 4.45% compared to the prior quarter. Results in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter, were driven by an increase of 58 basis points in yield on earning assets, partially offset by an increase of 39 basis points in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities. Average loans increased by $0.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter. Loan yield increased by 51 basis points to 5.46% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter, primarily due to the rising interest rate environment and its impact on variable rate loans in the loan portfolio and higher yields on new originations. Average deposits decreased $0.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter. Total cost of deposits increased by 32 basis points to 0.65% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter, primarily due to increased pricing on our deposit products as a result of the rising interest rate environment. Average FHLB borrowings increased $0.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter. The cost of FHLB borrowings increased by 190 basis points to 3.80% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the prior quarter, primarily due to the rising interest rate environment. Asset Quality and Provision for Loan Losses The provision for loan losses totaled $5.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of $1.9 million compared to the prior quarter, primarily due to loan growth and macroeconomic factors. Net charge-offs (recoveries) during the fourth quarter of 2022 were $(0.6) million, or a ratio of net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans of (0.04)% annualized, compared to net charge-offs of $0.1 million, or a ratio of net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans of 0.01% annualized, in the prior quarter. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.12% at December 31, 2022, compared to 1.07% at September 30, 2022. The ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets was 0.64% at December 31, 2022, compared to 0.68% at September 30, 2022. Noninterest Income Noninterest income totaled $18.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2022, a decrease of $6.3 million from the prior quarter. Mortgage banking income decreased $7.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2022, primarily due to an increase in the fair value of the mortgage servicing rights portfolio in the prior quarter as prepayments were forecasted to slow due to the rising interest rate environment, in addition to a decrease in net sale gains and fees from mortgage loan originations as the volume of mortgage loan sales decreased from the prior quarter. Total originations of mortgage loans held-for-sale decreased by $83.7 million, or 30.8%, in the fourth quarter of 2022 from the prior quarter. Other noninterest income increased $1.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2022, primarily due to an increase in loan syndication fees. Noninterest income as a percentage of total revenue totaled 20.3% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to 26.7% in the prior quarter. Noninterest Expense Noninterest expense totaled $55.4 million during the fourth quarter of 2022, a decrease of $0.1 million from the prior quarter, primarily due to decreases of $0.5 million in occupancy and equipment, as a result of our adoption of ASU 2016-02, Leases, and $0.6 million in other noninterest expenses, partially offset by an increase of $1.1 million in intangible asset amortization. The efficiency ratio for the fourth quarter was 60.33% compared to 59.45% in the prior quarter. Tax Rate The effective tax rate was 20.4% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to 22.3% in the prior quarter. Loans Total loans were $5.9 billion at December 31, 2022, compared to $5.6 billion at September 30, 2022, an increase of $355.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, or 25.6% on an annualized basis, resulting primarily from growth in commercial and industrial and residential real estate balances. Deposits Average deposits were $5.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to $5.8 billion for the prior quarter, a decrease of $154.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, or 10.5% on an annualized basis. Deposit trends reflect a decrease in customer average balances as consumer and business liquidity overall has declined slightly. Noninterest-bearing deposit accounts represented 31.6% of total deposits at December 31, 2022 and the loan-to-deposit ratio was 102.5% at December 31, 2022. Capital Capital ratios remain strong and above “well-capitalized” thresholds. As of December 31, 2022, our common equity tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 9.94%, total risk-based capital ratio was 11.99% and tier 1 leverage ratio was 9.71%. Book value per common share was $31.08 at December 31, 2022, an increase of $0.94 from September 30, 2022. Tangible book value per common share, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $26.69 at December 31, 2022, an increase of $1.02 from September 30, 2022. Full Year 2022 Results Full Year Highlights: Net income of $59.2 million, $2.48 per diluted share (excluding merger costs, $76.2 million, $3.20 per diluted share, see the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations” below) Return on average assets of 0.88% (excluding merger costs, 1.13%, see the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations” below) Return on average equity of 8.55% (excluding merger costs, 11.01%, see the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations” below) Completed merger with Pioneer Bancshares, Inc. (“Pioneer”), acquiring loans of $0.8 billion, total assets of $1.5 billion, and total deposits of $1.2 billion, net of purchase accounting adjustments Loan growth, excluding acquired Pioneer loans and PPP loans, 28.4% annualized 27.0% fee revenue to total revenue Increase in net interest margin of 87 basis points to 3.87% Net income totaled $59.2 million, or $2.48 per diluted share, in 2022, compared to $43.2 million, or $2.30 per diluted share, in 2021. Net income included merger costs, net of tax, of $17.0 million in 2022 and $2.6 million in 2021. The return on average assets was 0.88% in 2022, compared to 0.79% in 2021, and the return on average equity was 8.55% in 2022, compared to 8.37% in 2021. The negative impact in 2022 of merger costs, net of tax, to return on average assets was 0.25% and to return on average equity was 2.46%. The negative impact in 2021 of merger costs, net of tax, to return on average assets was 0.05% and to return on average equity was 0.50%. Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin Net interest income totaled $241.6 million in 2022, an increase of $86.4 million compared to 2021. Our net interest margin increased 87 basis points to 3.87% in 2022, compared to 2021. Results in 2022, compared to the prior year, were driven by an increase of 100 basis points in yield on earning assets, partially offset by an increase of 13 basis points in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities. Average loans increased by $1.4 billion in 2022, compared to 2021. Loan yield increased by 64 basis points to 4.75% in 2022, compared to 2021, primarily due to the rising interest rate environment and its impact on variable rate loans in the loan portfolio and higher yields on new originations. Average deposits increased $0.5 billion in 2022, compared to 2021. Total cost of deposits increased by 9 basis points to 0.35% in 2022, compared to 2021, primarily due to increased pricing on our deposit products as a result of the rising interest rate environment. Average FHLB borrowings increased $0.2 billion in 2022, compared to 2021. The cost of FHLB borrowings increased by 75 basis points to 2.89% in 2022, compared to 2021, primarily due to the rising interest rate environment. Asset Quality and Provision for Loan Losses The provision for loan losses totaled $18.1 million in 2022, an increase of $15.1 million compared to the prior year, primarily due to loan growth and macroeconomic factors. During the second quarter of 2022, $2.9 million of the provision for loan losses was related to certain non-impaired acquired loans marked at a premium valuation upon the closing of the Pioneer merger. The premium valuation on certain of the acquired loans was due to higher contractual interest rates compared to market interest rates upon the closing of the Pioneer merger. In total, we realized a net discount valuation on the entire acquired portfolio. Due to the premium on certain of the loans, a provision for loan losses was required; however, it was not due to credit deterioration since closing of the Pioneer merger. Net charge-offs (recoveries) in 2022 were $(0.3) million, or a ratio of net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans of (0.01)%, compared to net charge-offs of $3.2 million, or a ratio of net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans of 0.09%, in 2021. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.12% at December 31, 2022, compared to 1.18% at December 31, 2021. The ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets was 0.64% at December 31, 2022, compared to 0.71% at December 31, 2021. Noninterest Income Noninterest income totaled $89.6 million during 2022, a decrease of $34.7 million from 2021. Mortgage banking income decreased $40.1 million in 2022, primarily due to a decrease in net sale gains and fees from mortgage loan originations as the volume of mortgage loan sales decreased from the prior year. Total originations of mortgage loans held-for-sale decreased by $0.7 billion, or 38.0%, in 2022 from the prior year. Service charges on deposits increased $5.7 million in 2022, due to an increase in average deposits in 2022, as compared to 2021. Noninterest income as a percentage of total revenue totaled 27.0% in 2022, compared to 44.5% in 2021. Noninterest Expense Noninterest expense totaled $239.1 million in 2022, an increase of $14.5 million from 2021. Merger costs increased $15.7 million in 2022, as compared to 2021, due to the completion of the Pioneer merger in the second quarter of 2022. The decrease in salaries and benefits of $17.6 million in 2022, as compared to 2021, was partially offset by increases of $3.9 million in occupancy and equipment, $2.8 million in amortization of intangible assets, and $9.6 million in other noninterest expenses. The efficiency ratio for 2022 was 72.20% compared to 80.38% in 2021. The negative impact of merger expenses to the efficiency ratio was 5.66% in 2022 and 1.11% in 2021. Tax Rate Loans Total loans were $5.9 billion at December 31, 2022 compared to $4.0 billion at December 31, 2021. Excluding $0.8 billion in acquired Pioneer loans as of April 1, 2022 and PPP loan balances, loans grew $1.1 billion in 2022, or 28.4% from 2021, resulting primarily from growth in commercial and industrial balances. See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations” below. Deposits Average deposits were $5.6 billion for the year ending December 31, 2022, compared to $4.6 billion for the prior year. Average deposits, excluding $1.2 billion in acquired Pioneer deposits as of April 1, 2022, decreased $0.2 billion in 2022, or 4.8% compared to 2021. See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations” below. Average deposits, excluding impact from acquired Pioneer deposits, reflect a decrease in customer average balances as consumer and business liquidity overall has declined slightly. Noninterest-bearing deposit accounts represented 31.6% of total deposits at December 31, 2022 and the loan-to-deposit ratio was 102.5% at December 31, 2022. Non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release contains financial information and performance measures determined by methods other than in accordance with principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). FirstSun management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in their analysis of FirstSun’s performance and the efficiency of its operations. Management believes these non-GAAP measures provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations, enhance comparability of results with prior periods and demonstrate the effects of significant items in the current period. FirstSun believes a meaningful analysis of its financial performance requires an understanding of the factors underlying that performance. FirstSun management believes investors may find these non-GAAP financial measures useful. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Below is a listing of the types of non-GAAP measures used in this press release: Tangible stockholders’ equity Tangible book value per common share Net income excluding merger costs Return on average total assets excluding merger costs Return on average stockholders’ equity excluding merger costs Efficiency ratio excluding merger related expenses Diluted earnings per share excluding merger related costs Fully tax equivalent (FTE) net interest income and net interest margin on FTE basis Total loan growth, excluding acquired Pioneer loans as of April 1, 2022, and PPP loans Total average deposit growth, excluding acquired Pioneer deposits as of April 1, 2022 See the tables within the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations” section for a reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP equivalent. About FirstSun Capital Bancorp FirstSun Capital Bancorp, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the financial holding company for Sunflower Bank, N.A., which operates as Sunflower Bank, First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage. Sunflower Bank provides a full range of relationship-focused services to meet personal, business and wealth management financial objectives, with a branch network in five states and mortgage capabilities in 43 states. FirstSun had total consolidated assets of $7.4 billion as of December 31, 2022. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A. To learn more, visit ir.firstsuncb.com , SunflowerBank.com , FirstNational1870.com or GuardianMortgageOnline.com . Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the financial condition, results of operations, business plans and the future performance of FirstSun. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “focused,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “look forward” and other similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but instead represent management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding FirstSun’s business, the economy and other future conditions. Such statements involve inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. The inclusion of these forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that such expectations, estimates, and projections will be achieved. As such, FirstSun’s actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by forward-looking statements. While there can be no assurance that any list of risks and uncertainties or risk factors is complete, important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the following: the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the merger with Pioneer, which closed on April 1, 2022, including anticipated cost savings and strategic gains, are not realized when expected or at all, including as a result of the impact of, or problems arising from, the integration of the two companies or as a result of the strength of the economy, competitive factors in the areas where FirstSun does business or as a result of other unexpected factors or events; the COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing effects on the economic and business environments in which we operate; potential fluctuations or unanticipated changes in the interest rate environment, including interest rate changes made by the Federal Reserve, the discontinuation of LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark, and cash flow reassessments, may reduce net interest margin and/or the volumes and values of loans made or held as well as the value of other financial assets; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; the inability to efficiently manage operating expenses; the impact of competition with other financial institutions, including pricing pressures and the resulting impact on FirstSun’s results, including as a result of compression to net interest margin; deterioration in the financial condition of borrowers resulting in significant increases in loan losses and provisions for those losses; changes in loan underwriting, credit review or loss reserve policies associated with economic conditions, examination conclusions, or regulatory developments; adverse changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to maintain or grow deposits; the inability to manage strategic initiatives and/or organizational changes; cyber-security risks; FirstSun’s ability to secure confidential information and deliver products and services through the use of computer systems and telecommunications networks; the inability to implement technology system enhancements; failures of internal controls and other risk management systems; failures of third-party providers; losses related to fraud, theft, misappropriation or violence; and the potential effects of events beyond our control that may have a destabilizing effect on financial markets and the economy, such as inflation and recessions, epidemics and pandemics, war or terrorist activities, disruptions in our customers’ supply chains, disruptions in transportation, essential utility outages or trade disputes and related tariffs. Further information regarding additional factors which could affect the forward-looking statements contained in this press release can be found in the cautionary language included under the headings “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in FirstSun’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and other documents subsequently filed by FirstSun with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, FirstSun undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements. Summary Data:

FirstSun Capital Bancorp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was FirstSun Capital Bancorp founded?

    FirstSun Capital Bancorp was founded in 2016.

  • Where is FirstSun Capital Bancorp's headquarters?

    FirstSun Capital Bancorp's headquarters is located at 1400 16th Street, Denver.

  • What is FirstSun Capital Bancorp's latest funding round?

    FirstSun Capital Bancorp's latest funding round is Debt - II.

  • How much did FirstSun Capital Bancorp raise?

    FirstSun Capital Bancorp raised a total of $543.22M.

  • Who are the investors of FirstSun Capital Bancorp?

    Investors of FirstSun Capital Bancorp include Lightyear Capital.

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