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Founded Year

1922

Stage

Acq - P2P | Acquired

Total Raised

$10.39M

Valuation

$0000 

About FPB Financial Corp

FPB Financial Corp (OTC:FPBF), through Florida Parishes Bank, is a Louisiana-based community bank.

FPB Financial Corp Headquarter Location

1300 West Morris Ave

Hammond, Louisiana, 70403,

United States

985-345-1880

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The First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2020; Increases Quarterly Dividend 8%

Jan 27, 2021

By Reading Time: 13 minutes HATTIESBURG, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The First Bancshares, Inc. (“FBMS” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, ( www.thefirstbank.com ) reported today net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. Highlights for the Quarter: Net income available to common shareholders totaled $15.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, representing an increase of $3.4 million, or 28.7%, compared to $11.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Net income available to common shareholders totaled $15.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $3.5 million, or 29.4%, compared to $11.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Operating earnings (non-GAAP), which excludes acquisition charges, treasury awards, gain from bargain purchase of Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (“SGB”), totaled $13.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, representing an increase of 14.4% as compared to $12.1 million for the third quarter of 2020. Operating earnings (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2020 reflect $1.8 million in fees associated with the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. In sequential quarter comparison, net interest income includes $0.6 million in additional interest expense related to the subordinated debt issued in September 2020. Salaries and employee benefits include $0.7 million related to unused vacation paid out to employees and early vesting of restricted stock grants for the Company’s directors. Operating earnings (non-GAAP), which excludes acquisition charges, treasury awards, gain from bargain purchase of SGB, increased 5.1% to $13.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 as compared to $13.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Provision for loan losses totaled $3.5 million for the quarter as compared to $6.9 million for the sequential quarter comparison and $0.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. During the quarter, the Company resumed the share buyback program and purchased 289,302 shares of stock. Highlights for the Year: In year-over-year comparison, net income available to common shareholders increased $8.8 million, or 20.0%, from $43.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 to $52.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2020. Excluding the bargain purchase and sale of land gains of $8.3 million, net of tax, and the increased provision expense of $16.5 million, net of tax, net income available to common shareholders increased $17.0 million in year-over-year comparison. Provision for loan losses totaled $25.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to $3.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $21.4 million or 572.8%. As of December 31, 2020, total COVID related modifications were $82.0 million, representing 2.6% of the loan portfolio and down from a peak of $676 million or 21% of the loan portfolio. For additional details related to our response and potential effects of COVID-19, see the investor presentation filed and available under presentations and press releases included in the investor relations section of the company’s website: www.thefirstbank.com . During the first quarter of 2020, the Company elected to delay the adoption of the Current Expected Credit Losses (“CECL”) afforded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The Company currently anticipates CECL adoption to occur as of January 1, 2021. M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are extremely proud of the way our team responded to the uncertainty and challenges in 2020. Their commitment to serving our clients, their ability to improvise and be nimble, showed in the performance of our Company. In a year with a multitude of headwinds that negatively impacted our industry, we continued to grow our asset base, increase our earnings and improve the overall capitalization of the Company. We believe that we are well positioned to take advantage of new growth opportunities as our economy continues to heal from the effects of the pandemic.” Quarterly Earnings Net income available to common shareholders totaled $15.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $3.4 million, or 28.7%, compared to $11.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The Company recorded an additional $0.8 million bargain purchase gain due to a measurement period adjustment related to the tax impact of the CARES Act on the acquisition of SGB as well as income in the form of a financial assistance grant from the U. S. Department of Treasury of $0.7 million, net of tax during the quarter ended December 31, 2020. In sequential quarter comparison, net interest income includes $0.6 million in additional interest expense related to the subordinated debt issued in September 2020. During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company recorded additional expense related to unused vacation paid out to employees as well as expense related to the early vesting of restricted stock grants to the Company’s directors in the amount of $0.7 million. Net income available to common shareholders totaled $15.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $3.5 million, or 29.4%, compared to $11.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Operating earnings (non-GAAP), which exclude acquisition charges, treasury awards, and gains, increased 5.1% to $13.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 as compared to $13.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 and increased 14.4% to $13.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 as compared to $12.1 million for the third quarter of 2020. Provision for loan losses totaled $3.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $2.7 million, or 314.5% as compared to $0.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 and a decrease of $3.4 million, or 49.1% as compared to $6.9 million for the third quarter of 2020. Earnings Per Share For the fourth quarter of 2020, fully diluted earnings per share were $0.72, compared to $0.64 for the fourth quarter of 2019. The additional provision for loan losses expense of $2.7 million, or $2.1 million net of tax, for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, which is primarily attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, represents a decrease of $0.09 in fully diluted earnings per share. For the fourth quarter of 2020, fully diluted earnings per share were $0.72, compared to $0.55 for the third quarter of 2020. The bargain purchase and sale of land gains along with the financial assistance grant recognized during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 accounted for an increase of $0.08 in fully diluted earnings per share. Fully diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 include the purchase by the Company of 289,302 shares during the fourth quarter of 2020, issuance of 2,546,967 shares of our common stock during the second quarter of 2020 in association with the acquisition of SGB and the issuance of 1,682,889 shares of our common stock during the fourth quarter of 2019 in association with the acquisition of First Florida Bancorp, Inc. (“FFB”). Fully diluted earnings per share for all quarters of 2020 include the purchase by the Company of 168,188 shares throughout the calendar year of 2019. Fully diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 include the issuance of 2,377,501 shares of our common stock during the first quarter of 2019 in association with the acquisition of FPB Financial Corp (“FPB”) and include the issuance of 1,682,889 shares of our common stock during the fourth quarter of 2019 in association with the acquisition of FFB. Balance Sheet Consolidated assets decreased $11.4 million to $5.153 billion at December 31, 2020 from $5.164 billion at September 30, 2020. PPP loans at December 31, 2020 were $239.6 million, down $20.6 million from September 30, 2020. Total average loans were $3.154 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, as compared to $3.166 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, and $2.513 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, representing a decrease of $12.1 million, or 0.4%, for the sequential quarter comparison, and an increase of $641.0 million, or 25.5%, in prior year quarterly comparison. The acquisitions of FFB and SGB accounted for $468.6 million, net of fair value marks, of the total increase in average loans as compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Average loans decreased $12.1 million, or 0.4% for the sequential quarter comparison. Excluding the acquired loans and PPP loans, average loans decreased $79.7 million, or 3.2% as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Total average deposits were $4.195 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, as compared to $4.212 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, and $2.964 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, representing a decrease of $16.9 million, or 0.4%, for the sequential quarter comparison, and an increase of $1.232 billion, or 41.6%, in prior year quarterly comparison. The acquisitions of FFB and SGB accounted for $663.6 million of the total increase in average deposits as compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Average deposits decreased $16.9 million, or 0.4% for the sequential quarter comparison. Excluding the acquired deposits, average deposits increased $568.3 million, or 19.2% as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The Company implemented Deposit Reclassification at the beginning of 2020. This program reclassifies noninterest bearing deposits and NOW deposit balances to money market accounts. This program reduces our reserve balance required at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta which provides additional funds for liquidity and lending. At quarter end December 31, 2020, $614.9 million in noninterest deposit balances and $683.2 million in NOW deposit accounts were reclassified as money market accounts. Asset Quality Nonperforming assets totaled $42.3 million at December 31, 2020, a decrease of $2.6 million compared to $44.9 million at September 30, 2020 and a decrease of $6.1 million compared to $48.4 million at December 31, 2019. Nonaccrual loans decreased $3.5 million as compared to September 30, 2020 and decreased $4.6 million as compared to December 31, 2019. Other real estate increased $0.6 million as compared to September 30, 2020 and decreased $1.5 million as compared to December 31, 2019. The ratio of the allowance for loan and leases losses (ALLL) to total loans was 1.15% at December 31, 2020, 1.09% at September 30, 2020 and 0.53% at December 31, 2019. The ratio of annualized net charge-offs (recoveries) to total loans was 0.25% for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 compared to 0.09% for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 and (0.002%) for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Fourth Quarter 2020 vs. Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Comparison Net income available to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2020 totaled $15.3 million compared to $11.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $3.5 million or 29.4%. In comparing the quarters, the increase in net income available to common shareholders was partially offset by an increased provision for loan losses in the amount of $3.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 as compared to $0.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $39.5 million, an increase of $6.0 million when compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. The increase was due to interest income earned on a higher volume of loans. Fully tax equivalent (“FTE”) net interest income (non-GAAP) totaled $40.1 million and $33.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2019, respectively. FTE net interest income (non-GAAP) increased $6.3 million in the prior year quarterly comparison mainly due to increased loan volume. Purchase accounting adjustments decreased $0.3 million for the fourth quarter comparisons. Fourth quarter 2020 FTE net interest margin of 3.51% which included 16 basis points related to purchase accounting adjustments compared to 4.06% for the same quarter in 2019, which included 26 basis points related to purchase accounting adjustments. Excluding the purchase accounting adjustments, the core net interest margin decreased 45 basis points in prior year quarterly comparison. Non-interest income increased $3.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Mortgage income increased $1.6 million in prior year quarterly comparison. The Company recorded a $0.8 million bargain purchase gain on the acquisition of SGB during the quarter ended December 31, 2020. Fourth quarter 2020 non-interest expense was $27.9 million, an increase of $2.9 million, or 11.8% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Excluding the net decrease in acquisition charges of $2.3 million for the quarterly comparison, non-interest expense increased $5.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, of which $2.4 million was attributable to the operations of FFB and SGB, as compared to fourth quarter of 2019. Investment securities totaled $1.050 billion, or 20.4% of total assets at December 31, 2020, versus $791.8 million, or 20.1% of total assets at December 31, 2019. The average balance of investment securities increased $276.1 million in prior year quarterly comparison, primarily as a result of the acquisition of SGB. The average tax equivalent yield on investment securities decreased 61 basis points to 2.45% from 3.06% in prior year quarterly comparison. The investment portfolio had a net unrealized gain of $34.6 million at December 31, 2020 as compared to a net unrealized gain of $13.5 million at December 31, 2019. The FTE average yield on all earning assets (non-GAAP) decreased 86 basis points in prior year quarterly comparison, from 4.90% for the fourth quarter of 2019 to 4.04% for the fourth quarter of 2020. Average interest expense decreased 53 basis points from 1.11% for the fourth quarter of 2019 to 0.58% for the fourth quarter of 2020. Cost of all deposits averaged 39 basis points for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to 73 basis points for the fourth quarter of 2019. Fourth Quarter 2020 vs Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Comparison Net income available to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased $3.4 million to $15.3 million compared to $11.9 million for the third quarter of 2020. During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company recorded a bargain purchase gain in the amount of $0.8 million, net of tax and received a financial assistance grant from the U. S. Department of Treasury of $0.7 million, net of tax. Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $39.5 million as compared to $40.0 million for the third quarter of 2020, a decrease of $0.5 million. FTE net interest income (non-GAAP) decreased $0.5 million to $40.1 million from $40.6 million in sequential-quarter comparison. Fourth quarter 2020 FTE net interest margin (non-GAAP) of 3.51% included 16 basis points related to purchase accounting adjustments compared to 3.58% for the third quarter in 2020, which included 17 basis points related to purchase accounting adjustments. Excluding the purchase accounting adjustments, the core net interest margin (non-GAAP) decreased 6 basis point in sequential quarter comparison. Investment securities totaled $1.050 billion, or 20.4% of total assets at December 31, 2020, versus $984.9 million, or 19.1% of total assets at September 30, 2020. The average balance of investment securities increased $63.1 million in sequential-quarter comparison. The average tax equivalent yield on investment securities (non-GAAP) decreased 3 basis points to 2.45% from 2.48% in sequential-quarter comparison. The investment portfolio had a net unrealized gain of $34.6 million at December 31, 2020 as compared to a net unrealized gain of $33.2 million at September 30, 2020. The FTE average yield on all earning assets decreased in sequential-quarter comparison from 4.14% to 4.04%. Average interest expense decreased 3 basis points from 0.61% for the third quarter of 2020 to 0.58% for the fourth quarter of 2020. Cost of all deposits averaged 39 basis points for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to 47 basis points for the third quarter of 2020. Excluding the treasury awards and bargain purchase gain, non-interest income increased $0.4 million in sequential-quarter comparison resulting from increased mortgage income in the amount of $0.3 million. Non-interest expense for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $27.9 million compared to $26.9 million for the third quarter of 2020. Excluding acquisition charges, non-interest expense increased $1.2 million. During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company recorded additional expense related to unused vacation paid out to employees as well as expense related to the early vesting of restricted stock grants to the Company’s directors in the amount of $0.7 million. Year-to-Date Earnings Comparison In year-over-year comparison, net income available to common shareholders increased $8.8 million, or 20.0%, from $43.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 to $52.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2020. Excluding the bargain purchase and sale of land gains of $8.3 million, net of tax, and the increased provision expense of $16.5 million, net of tax, net income available to common shareholders increased $17.0 million in year-over-year comparison. Net interest income increased $30.9 million in year-over-year comparison, primarily due to interest income earned on a higher volume of loans and securities. Non-interest income increased $6.5 million in year-over-year comparison excluding the awards and gains mentioned above. Mortgage income increased $4.5 million and interchange fee income increased $1.4 million in the year-over-year comparison. Non-interest expense was $106.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $17.8 million as compared to the same period ended December 31, 2019. $12.3 million of the increase is related to the operations of FFB and SGB. Declaration of Cash Dividend The Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.13 per share to be paid on its common stock on February 25, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 10, 2021. About The First Bancshares, Inc. The First Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the parent company of The First, A National Banking Association (“The First”). Founded in 1996, The First has operations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The Company’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol FBMS. Information is available on the Company’s website: www.thefirstbank.com . Non-GAAP Financial Measures Our accounting and reporting policies conform to generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) in the United States and prevailing practices in the banking industry. However, certain non-GAAP measures are used by management to supplement the evaluation of our performance. This press release includes operating net earnings, operating efficiency ratio, pre-tax, pre-provision operating earnings, operating earnings per share, diluted operating earnings per common share, fully tax equivalent net interest income, fully tax equivalent net interest margin, core net interest margin, average tax equivalent yield on investment securities, fully tax equivalent average yield on all earning assets, total tangible common equity, tangible book value per common share and certain ratios derived from these non-GAAP financial measures. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release allow management and investors to understand and compare results in a more consistent manner for the periods presented in this press release. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental and not a substitute for the Company’s results reported in accordance with GAAP for the periods presented, and other bank holding companies may define or calculate these measures differently. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation and do not purport to be an alternative to net income, earnings per share, net interest income, book value or other GAAP financial measures as a measure of operating performance. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP measure is provided in this press release following the Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (unaudited). Forward Looking Statements This news release and certain of our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission contain statements that constitute “forward looking statements” within the meaning of, and subject to the protections of, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Such statements can generally be identified by such words as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “assumes,” “should,” “predicts,” “could,” “would,” “intends,” “targets,” “estimates,” “projects,” “plans,” “potential,” “positioned” and other similar words and expressions of the future or otherwise regarding the outlook for the Company’s future business and financial performance and/or the performance of the banking industry and economy in general. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risk and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the information known to, and current beliefs and expectations of, the Company’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) competitive pressures among financial institutions increasing significantly; (2) changes in economic or political conditions, either nationally or locally, particularly in areas in which the Company conducts operations; (3) interest rate risk; (4) changes in applicable laws, rules, or regulations, including changes to statutes, regulations or regulatory policies or practices as a result of, or in response to COVID-19; (5) risks related to the Company’s recently completed acquisitions, including that the anticipated benefits from the recently completed acquisitions are not realized in the time frame anticipated or at all as a result of changes in general economic and market conditions or other unexpected factors or events; (6) changes in management’s plans for the future; (7) credit risk associated with our lending activities; changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values, or competition; (8) changes in accounting principles, policies, or guidelines; (9) adverse results from current or future litigation, regulatory examinations or other legal and/or regulatory actions, including as a result of the Company’s participation in and execution of government programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic; (10) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s assets, business, cash flows, financial condition, liquidity, prospects and results of operations; (11) potential increases in the provision for loan losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; and (12) other general competitive, economic, political, and market factors, including those affecting our business, operations, pricing, products, or services. 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