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Green Bancorp, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

2015 Third Quarter Highlights

  • Third quarter 2015 earnings per share (diluted) were $0.15 and excluding one-time acquisition expenses would have been $0.17 per share
  • Net income was $4.1 million and would have been $4.6 million excluding one-time acquisition expenses
  • Pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income was $10.5 million for the third quarter 2015 compared to $7.7 million in the third quarter 2014, a 35.7% increase
  • Completion of the merger of Patriot Bancshares, Inc. on October 1, 2015 resulting in pro forma combined total assets of over $3.6 billion
  • Achieved year-end loan growth objective ahead of plan with loans increasing $87.5 million or 4.6% to $2.0 billion compared with June 30, 2015

HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNBC), the bank holding company (“Green Bancorp” or the “Company”) that operates Green Bank, N.A. (“Green Bank”), today announced results for its third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015. The Company reported net income for the quarter of $4.1 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $4.5 million or $0.20 per diluted common share reported for the same period in 2014. Excluding one-time acquisition expenses, net income for the third quarter 2015 would have been $4.6 million or $0.17 per diluted common share, compared to $4.8 million or $0.21 per diluted common share reported for the same period in 2014.

Manny Mehos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Green Bancorp said, “Our merger with Patriot Bancshares is a significant step for our company and our employees. Today we are among the 15 largest banking companies headquartered in Texas. The merger taken together with continued strong organic growth in our target markets reflects the continued success of our well defined business strategy. On a pre-tax, pre-provision basis, our performance for the quarter exceed our expectations.”

Geoff Greenwade, President of Green Bancorp and Chief Executive Officer of Green Bank remarked, “Our third quarter results highlight continued solid execution by our bankers as we achieved our annual loan growth objective a full quarter ahead of schedule. The expense synergies to be recognized in the Patriot deal will largely be achieved this year due to our rapid closing and we continue to project EPS accretion from the merger will be at least 20% in 2016.”

Results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2015

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $4.1 million, compared with $4.5 million for the same period in 2014. Net income per diluted common share was $0.15 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared with $0.20 for the same period in 2014. The decrease in net income was principally due to increases in provision for loan losses and noninterest expense, which includes a $246 thousand increase of one-time acquisition expenses net of tax, offset by increased interest income resulting from growth in loans. Excluding the one-time acquisition expenses, net income for the quarter would have been $4.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted common share. Returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, for the three months ended September 30, 2015 were 0.68% and 5.37%, respectively. Green Bancorp’s efficiency ratio, which represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income, was 59.80% for the three months ended September 30, 2015. Excluding the impact of one-time acquisition expenses, returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, would have been 0.76% and 6.06%, respectively, and the efficiency ratio would have been 56.44% for the three months ended September 30, 2015.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, was $21.2 million, an increase of $3.7 million, or 20.8%, compared with $17.5 million during the same period in 2014. The increase was primarily due to a 30.8% increase in average loan volume largely driven by the SharePlus acquisition and organic loan growth, somewhat offset by a decrease in the average loan yield. The net interest margin for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 decreased to 3.63%, compared with 3.90% for the same period in 2014. Average noninterest-bearing deposits for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 were $481.9 million, an increase of $107.1 million compared with the same period in 2014, and a decrease of $9.4 million compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Average shareholders’ equity for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $301.4 million, an increase of $64.1 million compared with the same period in 2014, and an increase of $5.1 million compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses during the quarter ended September 30, 2015 increased 1.1% or $239 thousand, compared with $20.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, primarily due to a 4.6% increase in average loan volume. The net interest margin for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 of 3.63% decreased from 3.84% for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The decrease in net interest margin from the prior quarter was primarily due to lower loan yield resulting from lower impact of fee and discount accretion related to loans paid off early and recovered non-accrual interest recorded in the second quarter 2015.

Noninterest income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $2.9 million, an increase of $537 thousand, or 23.0%, compared with $2.3 million for the same period in 2014. This increase was primarily due to the acquired SharePlus operations and servicing income. When comparing the quarter ended September 30, 2015 to the quarter ended June 30, 2015, noninterest income decreased $84 thousand, or 2.8%, from $3.0 million.

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $14.4 million, an increase of $1.8 million, or 14.4%, compared with $12.6 million for the same period in 2014. The increase was due to a $379 thousand increase of one-time acquisition expenses. In addition, the increase was due to a $372 thousand increase in professional and regulatory fees; a $255 thousand increase in real estate acquired by foreclosure; a $234 thousand increase in data processing; and a $133 thousand increase in salaries and employee benefits. Factors contributing to the increase include recurring expenses related to the SharePlus acquisition and related to being a public company. When comparing the quarter ended September 30, 2015 to the quarter ended June 30, 2015, noninterest expense decreased 13.3%, or $2.2 million, from $16.6 million, primarily due to a $1.2 million decrease of one-time acquisition expenses, a $615 decrease in salaries and wages, and a $230 thousand decrease in occupancy.

Loans held for investment at September 30, 2015 were $2.0 billion, an increase of $477.3 million, or 31.7%, compared with $1.5 billion at September 30, 2014, primarily due to the SharePlus acquisition, continued opportunities for our portfolio bankers to generate new loans and expand existing relationships within our target markets, and increased mortgage warehouse volume. Excluding loans acquired in the SharePlus acquisition based on the acquisition date balance, loans increased $315.5 million, or 21.0% from the September 30, 2014 balance. Loans held for investment at September 30, 2015 increased $87.5 million, or 4.6%, from June 30, 2015 due to increases in the loan portfolio with mortgage warehouse volume contributing $5.4 million to the quarterly increase. Average loans held for investment increased 30.8% or $451.4 million to $1.9 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared with $1.5 billion for the same period in 2014. Average loans held for investment for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 increased 4.6% or $84.9 million from the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Deposits at September 30, 2015 were $1.9 billion, an increase of $363.4 million, or 23.0%, compared to September 30, 2014, primarily due to $218.0 million related to the SharePlus acquisition and $94.0 million increase in our commercial deposits. Deposits at September 30, 2015 decreased $83.4 million or 4.1% from June 30, 2015 due primarily to the expected outflow of the prior quarter’s temporary balance increase of approximately $95 million related to a title company relationship. Noninterest-bearing deposits at September 30, 2015 were $499.1 million, an increase of $105.5 million, or 26.8%, compared to September 30, 2014 and a decrease of $105.0 million, or 17.4%, compared to June 30, 2015 due to the title company deposit. Average deposits increased 21.8% or $340.7 million to $1.9 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared with the same period of 2014. Average noninterest bearing deposits for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 were $481.9 million, an increase of $107.1 million compared with the same period in 2014, and a decrease of $9.4 million compared with the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2015

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $12.9 million, compared with $12.7 million for the same period in 2014. Net income per diluted common share was $0.49 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, compared with $0.58 for the same period in 2014. The increase in net income was principally due to increased interest income resulting from growth in loans. Other factors also contributed to the increase, including an increase in noninterest income and a decrease in interest expense, offset by increases in noninterest expense, provision for loan losses and provision for income taxes. Returns on average assets and average common equity, each on an annualized basis, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were 0.75% and 5.80%, respectively. Green Bancorp’s efficiency ratio was 63.40% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Net interest income before provision for loan losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, was $62.6 million an increase of $12.7 million, or 25.5%, compared with $49.9 million during the same period in 2014. The increase was primarily due to a 30.1% increase in average loan volume, partially offset by a 24 basis point decrease in loan yields. The net interest margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 decreased to 3.79%, compared with 3.86% for the same period in 2014. Average noninterest-bearing deposits for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $468.1 million, an increase of $144.9 million compared with the same period in 2014. Average shareholders’ equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $296.5 million, an increase of $81.7 million compared with the same period in 2014.

Noninterest income for nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $7.9 million, an increase of $2.0 million, or 33.7%, compared with $5.9 million for the same period in 2014. This increase was primarily due to a $788 thousand increase in customer service fees, a $345 thousand in gain on sale of held for sale loans, a $288 thousand increase in loan fees, and a $240 thousand increase in gain on sale of the guaranteed portion of certain loans.

Noninterest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, was $44.7 million, an increase of $10.2 million, or 29.4%, compared with $34.6 million for the same period in 2014. This increase was primarily due to a $3.7 million increase in salaries and employee benefits resulting from increased staffing principally due to the SharePlus acquisition and increased compensation due to our portfolio banker compensation program and general merit compensation increases; a $2.1 million increase in one-time acquisition expenses; a $1.2 million increase in professional and regulatory fees; a $913 thousand increase in occupancy; a $666 thousand increase in data processing; and a $418 thousand increase in real estate acquired by foreclosure due to write-downs. Factors contributing to the increases include recurring expenses related to the SharePlus acquisition and related to being a public company.

Average loans held for investment increased 30.0% or $425.9 million to $1.8 billion for nine months ended September 30, 2015, compared with $1.4 billion for the same period in 2014. Average deposits increased 25.6% or $386.9 million to $1.9 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, compared with the same period of 2014.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming assets totaled $36.3 million or 1.50% of period end total assets at September 30, 2015, up from $13.5 million or 0.72% of period end total assets at September 30, 2014, and $11.3 million or 0.47% of period end total assets at June 30, 2015. The increase was due primarily to a classified E&P credit relationship moved to nonperforming during the third quarter 2015. Accruing loans classified as troubled debt restructures and included in the nonperforming asset totals were $6.0 million at September 30, 2015, compared with $4.0 million at September 30, 2014.

The allowance for loan losses was 1.05% of total loans at September 30, 2015, compared with 1.01% of total loans at September 30, 2014 and 0.97% of total loans at June 30, 2015. The increase in the percentage when compared to September 30, 2014 was largely due to an increase in specific reserves. At September 30, 2015, the Company’s allowance for loans losses was 1.15% of total loans excluding acquired loans that are accounted for under ASC 310-20 and ASC 310-30. Further, the allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount was 1.17% as of September 30, 2015.

The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $3.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, which included a $2.4 million specific reserve on the energy credit discussed above, up from the $805 thousand provision for the loan losses recorded for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The provision for loan losses was $5.4 million for nine months ended September 30, 2015, compared with $1.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Net charge offs were $622 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared with net charge offs of $55 thousand for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, and net charge offs of $663 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Net charge offs were $245 thousand, or 0.01% of average loans outstanding, for nine months ended September 30, 2015, compared with net charge offs of $2.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Acquisition of SP Bancorp, Inc.

On October 17, 2014, Green Bancorp acquired SP Bancorp, Inc. (“SP Bancorp”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SharePlus Bank (“SharePlus”) headquartered in Plano, Texas. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, we paid $46.4 million in cash for all outstanding shares of SP Bancorp capital stock, which resulted in goodwill of $14.5 million as of September 30, 2015.

Merger with Patriot Bancshares, Inc.

On October 1, 2015, Green Bancorp completed the previously announced merger of Patriot Bancshares, Inc. (“Patriot”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Patriot Bank. Patriot, headquartered in Houston, TX, operated six locations in Houston, two in Dallas and one in Fannin County, Texas. As of September 30, 2015, Patriot, on a consolidated basis, reported total assets of $1.4 billion, total loans of $1.1 billion, total deposits of $1.1 billion and total shareholders’ equity of $125.2 million.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, we issued 10.4 million shares of Green Bancorp common stock for all outstanding shares of Patriot common stock, including the converted Series D and Series F preferred stock. In addition, Patriot’s $27.3 million Series B and Series C preferred stock were redeemed in connection with the closing.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Green Bancorp’s management uses certain non−GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measures to evaluate its performance. Specifically, Green Bancorp reviews tangible book value per common share, the tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio, allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans, allowance for loan losses plus acquired loans net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount, selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expenses and pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income. Green Bancorp has included in this Earnings Release information related to these non-GAAP financial measures for the applicable periods presented. Please refer to the “Notes to Financial Highlights” at the end of this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Capital Management

The Basel III Capital Rules adopted by the federal regulatory authorities in 2013 substantially revised the risk-based capital requirements applicable to Green Bancorp and Green Bank. The Basel III Capital Rules became effective for Green Bancorp on January 1, 2015, subject to a phase-in period for certain provisions. Among other things, the Basel III Capital Rules introduced a new capital measure called “Common Equity Tier 1,” which is a comparison of the sum of certain equity capital components to total risk-weighted assets, and revised the risk-weighting approach of the capital ratios with a more risk-sensitive approach that expanded the risk-weighting categories from the previous Basel I derived categories to a much larger and more risk-sensitive number of categories, depending on the nature of the assets.

Conference Call

As previously announced, Green Bancorp will hold a conference call today, October 28, 2015, to discuss its third quarter 2015 results at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-877-407-0789, or for international callers, 1-201-689-8562 and requesting to be joined to the Green Bancorp Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call. A replay will be available starting at 8:00 pm Eastern Time on October 28, 2015 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176, or for international callers, 1-858-384-5517. The passcode for the replay is 13622160. The replay will be available until 11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 4, 2015.

Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the investor relations section of the Company's website at investors.greenbank.com. The online replay will remain available for a limited time beginning immediately following the call.

To learn more about Green Bancorp, please visit the Company's web site at www.greenbank.com. Green Bancorp uses its web site as a channel of distribution for material Company information. Financial and other material information regarding Green Bancorp is routinely posted on the Company's web site and is readily accessible.

About Green Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Green Bancorp is a bank holding company that operates Green Bank in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Commercial-focused, Green Bank is a nationally chartered bank regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a division of the Department of the Treasury of the United States.

Forward Looking Statement
The information presented herein and in other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), in press releases or other public shareholder communications, or in oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 giving Green Bancorp’s expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance or conditions. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “target,” “estimate,” “continue,” “positions,” “prospects” or “potential,” by future conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may”, or by variations of such words or by similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and we assume no duty to update forward-looking statements.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. These statements may relate to future financial performance, strategic plans or objectives, revenues or earnings projections, or other financial information. By their nature, these statements are subject to numerous uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the statements. Statements about the expected timing, completion and effects of the proposed transactions and all other statements in this release other than historical facts constitute forward-looking statements.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in Green Bancorp’s reports filed with the SEC and those identified elsewhere in this communication, the following factors among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements: difficulties and delays in integrating the Green Bancorp and Patriot businesses or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits; business disruption following the merger; changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; changes in interest rates and capital markets; inflation; customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; customer disintermediation; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives; competitive conditions; the inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement integration plans and other consequences associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; economic conditions; and the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms.

Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.

Green Bancorp, Inc.
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Period End Balance Sheet Data:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 96,451 $ 168,416 $ 129,108 $ 68,923 $ 71,547
Securities 249,558 258,882 228,035 238,278 244,759
Other investments 16,977 10,831 10,000 11,365 11,006
Loans held for sale 192 1,287 939 573 -
Loans held for investment 1,982,280 1,894,742 1,810,842 1,799,155 1,504,998
Allowance for loan losses (20,724) (18,292) (17,542) (15,605) (15,262)
Goodwill 30,129 30,129 30,129 30,129 15,672
Core deposit intangibles, net 3,704 3,852 4,000 4,148 800
Real estate acquired through foreclosure 1,665 4,488 4,863 4,863 4,863
Premises and equipment, net 24,766 24,773 24,817 25,200 21,080
Other assets 30,989 29,843 27,474 29,106 17,279
Total assets $ 2,415,987 $ 2,408,951 $ 2,252,665 $ 2,196,135 $ 1,876,742
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 499,101 $ 604,073 $ 459,100 $ 431,942 $ 393,567
Interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits 792,957 758,123 809,300 777,431 638,917
Certificates and other time deposits 649,082 662,335 663,451 636,340 545,207
Total deposits 1,941,140 2,024,531 1,931,851 1,845,713 1,577,691
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 3,080 9,858 13,012 4,605 4,391
Other borrowed funds 158,893 67,309 7,323 47,586 -
Other liabilities 9,645 8,601 6,709 9,826 8,696
Total liabilities 2,112,758 2,110,299 1,958,895 1,907,730 1,590,778
Shareholders' equity 303,229 298,652 293,770 288,405 285,964
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,415,987 $ 2,408,951 $ 2,252,665 $ 2,196,135 $ 1,876,742


For the Quarter Ended For the
Nine Months Ended
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Income Statement Data:
Interest income:
Loans, including fees $ 22,601 $ 22,252 $ 21,659 $ 21,414 $ 18,745 $ 66,512 $53,707
Securities 809 838 878 986 954 2,525 3,007
Other investments 111 113 110 111 82 334 241
Federal funds sold - - - - - - -
Deposits in financial institutions 78 53 55 47 36 186 92
Total interest income 23,599 23,256 22,702 22,558 19,817 69,557 57,047
Interest expense:
Transaction and savings deposits 696 695 682 684 657 2,073 1,855
Certificates and other time deposits 1,651 1,607 1,474 1,553 1,624 4,732 5,194
Other borrowed funds 90 31 30 38 24 151 104
Total interest expense 2,437 2,333 2,186 2,275 2,305 6,956 7,153
Net interest income 21,162 20,923 20,516 20,283 17,512 62,601 49,894
Provision for loan losses 3,054 805 1,505 1,250 220 5,364 1,443
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 18,108 20,118 19,011 19,033 17,292 57,237 48,451
Noninterest income:
Customer service fees 867 917 863 796 694 2,647 1,859
Loan fees 680 671 371 483 422 1,722 1,434
Gain on sale of held for sale loans, net 113 157 75 28 - 345 -
Gain on sale of guaranteed portion of loans, net 908 960 645 594 1,050 2,513 2,273
Other 303 250 131 236 168 684 353
Total noninterest income 2,871 2,955 2,085 2,137 2,334 7,911 5,919
Noninterest expense:
Salaries and employee benefits 8,562 8,878 8,757 8,891 8,131 26,197 22,211
Occupancy 1,332 1,562 1,460 1,585 1,138 4,354 3,443
Professional and regulatory fees 1,988 3,605 1,467 1,612 1,488 7,060 4,035
Data processing 610 583 644 4,173 403 1,837 1,180
Software license and maintenance 352 392 362 418 350 1,106 1,006
Marketing 160 152 148 95 191 460 559
Loan related 185 263 109 220 101 557 303
Real estate acquired by foreclosure, net 339 382 13 (30) 85 734 316
Other 844 761 796 916 673 2,401 1,500
Total noninterest expense 14,372 16,578 13,756 17,880 12,560 44,706 34,553
Income before income taxes 6,607 6,495 7,340 3,290 7,066 20,442 19,817
Provision for income taxes 2,528 2,357 2,691 1,243 2,533 7,576 7,122
Net income $ 4,079 $ 4,138 $ 4,649 $ 2,047 $ 4,533 $ 12,866 $ 12,695


As of and For the Quarter Ended As of and For the
Nine Months Ended
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
(In thousands, except per share data)
Per Share Data (Common Stock):
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.08 $ 0.20 $ 0.49 $ 0.59
Diluted earnings per share 0.15 0.16 0.18 0.08 0.20 0.49 0.58
Book value per common share 11.54 11.37 11.22 11.02 10.93 11.54 10.93
Tangible book value per common share (1) 10.25 10.08 9.92 9.71 10.30 10.25 10.30
Common Stock Data:
Shares outstanding at period end 26,277 26,270 26,176 26,176 26,171 26,277 26,171
Weighted average basic shares outstanding for the period 26,274 26,199 26,176 26,171 22,714 26,215 21,430
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the period 26,551 26,518 26,359 26,592 23,102 26,481 21,728
Selected Performance Metrics:
Return on average assets 0.68% 0.73% 0.85% 0.38% 0.98% 0.75% 0.95%
Return on average equity 5.37 5.60 6.46 2.83 7.58 5.80 7.90
Efficiency ratio 59.80 69.43 60.86 79.75 63.29 63.40 61.91
Loans to deposits ratio 102.12 93.59 93.74 97.48 95.39 102.12 95.39
Noninterest expense to average assets 2.38 2.93 2.53 3.32 2.71 2.61 2.59
Capital Ratios:
Average shareholders’ equity to average total assets 12.6% 13.0% 13.2% 13.4% 12.9% 12.9% 12.0%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (leverage) 12.1 11.9 12.0 12.1 14.7 12.1 14.7
Common equity tier 1 capital(2) 12.2 12.5 13.0 N/A N/A 12.2 N/A
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets 12.2 12.5 13.0 13.1 15.9 12.2 15.9
Total capital to risk-weighted assets 13.2 13.4 13.9 14.0 16.9 13.2 16.9
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (1) 11.3 11.1 11.7 11.8 14.5 11.3 14.5
Selected Other Metrics:
Number of full time equivalent employees 258 266 267 272 219 258 219
Number of portfolio bankers 52 55 53 53 48 52 48
Period end actual loan portfolio average per portfolio banker $ 36,601 $ 33,191 $ 32,721 $ 31,500 $ 29,823 $ 36,601 $ 29,823
Period end target loan portfolio average per portfolio banker $ 52,299 $ 47,348 $ 46,679 $ 44,698 $ 47,271 $ 52,299 $ 47,271
Estimated remaining capacity to target loan portfolio size 30.02% 29.90% 29.90% 29.53% 36.91% 30.02% 36.91%

(1) Refer to “Notes to Financial Highlights” at the end of this Earnings Release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure.
(2) Common equity tier 1 capital ratio is a new ratio required under the Basel III Capital Rules effective January 1, 2015.


For the Quarter Ended
September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
Average
Yield/
Rate
Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
Average
Yield/
Rate
Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
Average
Yield/
Rate
(Dollars in thousands)
Assets
Interest-Earning Assets:
Loans $ 1,918,999 $ 22,601 4.67% $ 1,834,975 $ 22,252 4.86% $ 1,466,708 $ 18,745 5.07%
Securities 257,930 809 1.24 263,900 838 1.27 249,923 954 1.51
Other investments 15,909 111 2.77 9,940 113 4.56 9,065 82 3.59
Federal funds sold 959 - - 1,006 - - 801 - -
Interest earning deposits in financial institutions 117,465 78 0.26 75,836 53 0.28 55,548 36 0.26
Total interest-earning assets 2,311,262 23,599 4.05% 2,185,657 23,256 4.27% 1,782,045 19,817 4.41%
Allowance for loan losses (18,892) (18,387) (15,669)
Noninterest-earning assets 103,186 106,027 74,850
Total assets $ 2,395,556 $ 2,273,297 $ 1,841,226
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits $ 769,454 $ 696 0.36% $ 775,043 $ 695 0.36% $ 625,834 $ 657 0.42%
Certificates and other time deposits 651,334 1,651 1.01 662,109 1,607 0.97 561,408 1,624 1.15
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 7,483 3 0.16 11,699 4 0.14 4,911 2 0.16
Other borrowed funds 174,531 87 0.20 29,230 27 0.37 29,025 22 0.30
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,602,802 2,437 0.60% 1,478,081 2,333 0.63% 1,221,178 2,305 0.75%
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits 481,947 491,305 374,811
Other liabilities 9,437 7,652 7,999
Total liabilities 2,094,186 1,977,038 1,603,988
Shareholders’ equity 301,370 296,259 237,238
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 2,395,556 $ 2,273,297 $ 1,841,226
Net interest rate spread 3.45% 3.63% 3.66%
Net interest income and margin(1) $ 21,162 3.63% $ 20,923 3.84% $ 17,512 3.90%

(1) Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.


For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
2015 2014
Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
Average
Yield/
Rate
Average
Outstanding
Balance
Interest
Earned/
Interest
Paid
Average
Yield/
Rate
(Dollars in thousands)
Assets
Interest-Earning Assets:
Loans $ 1,846,618 $ 66,512 4.82% $ 1,419,540 $ 53,707 5.06%
Securities 252,673 2,525 1.34 253,830 3,007 1.58
Other investments 12,115 334 3.69 8,982 241 3.59
Federal funds sold 869 - - 720 - -
Interest earning deposits in financial institutions 93,393 186 0.27 46,369 92 0.27
Total interest-earning assets 2,205,668 69,557 4.22% 1,729,441 57,047 4.41%
Allowance for loan losses (17,699) (15,993)
Noninterest-earning assets 104,959 71,539
Total assets $ 2,292,928 $ 1,784,987
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest-bearing demand and savings deposits $ 777,438 $ 2,073 0.36% $ 614,431 $ 1,855 0.40%
Certificates and other time deposits 650,959 4,732 0.97 572,010 5,194 1.21
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 11,430 13 0.15 5,943 7 0.16
Other borrowed funds 80,276 138 0.23 48,180 97 0.27
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,520,103 6,956 0.61% 1,240,564 7,153 0.77%
Noninterest-bearing liabilities:
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits 468,119 323,180
Other liabilities 8,236 6,503
Total liabilities 1,996,458 1,570,247
Shareholders’ equity 296,470 214,740
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 2,292,928 $ 1,784,987
Net interest rate spread 3.60% 3.64%
Net interest income and margin(1) $ 62,601 3.79% $ 49,894 3.86%

(1) Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.


Yield Trend

For the Quarter Ended
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
Average yield on interest-earning assets:
Loans, including fees 4.67% 4.86% 4.92% 4.90% 5.07%
Securities 1.24 1.27 1.51 1.59 1.51
Other investments 2.77 4.56 4.28 3.89 3.59
Federal funds sold - - - - -
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions 0.26 0.28 0.26 0.30 0.26
Total interest-earning assets 4.05% 4.27% 4.35% 4.36% 4.41%
Average rate on interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest bearing transaction and savings 0.36% 0.36% 0.35% 0.37% 0.42%
Certificates and other time deposits 1.01 0.97 0.94 0.99 1.15
Other borrowed funds 0.20 0.30 0.24 0.27 0.28
Total interest-bearing liabilities 0.60% 0.63% 0.60% 0.64% 0.75%
Net interest rate spread 3.45% 3.63% 3.75% 3.73% 3.66%
Net interest margin (1) 3.63% 3.84% 3.93% 3.92% 3.90%

(1) Net interest margin is equal to net interest income divided by interest-earning assets.


Supplemental Yield Trend

For the Quarter Ended
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
Average yield on loans, excluding fees (2) 4.37% 4.47% 4.50% 4.48% 4.63%
Average cost of interest-bearing deposits 0.66 0.64 0.61 0.65 0.76
Average cost of total deposits, including noninterest-bearing 0.49 0.48 0.47 0.50 0.58

(2) Average yield on loans, excluding fees is equal to loan interest income divided by average loan principal.


Interest Rate Sensitivity

Percentage Change in Net Interest Income over a 12-month Horizon as of
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
+200 basis point change in interest rates 21.5 % 22.3 % 19.6 % 19.2 % 20.7 %
+100 basis point change in interest rates 11.6 11.9 10.7 10.3 10.7
No change in interest rates - - - - -
-100 basis point change in interest rates (4.8) (6.1) (3.9) (4.8) (3.3)


Portfolio Composition

Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Period End Balances
Commercial & industrial $ 820,337 41.4% $ 795,483 42.0% $ 744,380 41.1% $ 788,410 43.8% $ 725,583 48.2%
Real Estate:
Owner occupied commercial 183,224 9.2 176,453 9.2 166,604 9.1 163,592 9.1 132,940 8.8
Commercial 483,628 24.4 383,863 20.3 367,071 20.3 339,006 18.8 308,700 20.5
Construction, land & land development 252,206 12.8 290,469 15.3 273,125 15.1 240,666 13.4 230,259 15.3
Residential mortgage 230,796 11.6 234,026 12.4 249,591 13.8 257,066 14.3 100,818 6.8
Consumer and Other 12,089 0.6 14,448 0.8 10,071 0.6 10,415 0.6 6,698 0.4
Total loans held for investment $ 1,982,280 100.0% $ 1,894,742 100.0% $ 1,810,842 100.0% $ 1,799,155 100.0% $ 1,504,998 100.0%
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing $ 499,101 25.7% $ 604,073 29.9% $ 459,100 23.8% $ 431,942 23.4% $ 393,567 24.9%
Interest-bearing transaction 132,604 6.8 133,584 6.6 142,442 7.4 134,448 7.3 81,816 5.2
Money market 604,912 31.2 567,613 28.0 607,033 31.4 581,346 31.5 525,726 33.3
Savings 55,441 2.9 56,926 2.8 59,825 3.1 61,637 3.3 31,375 2.0
Certificates and other time deposits 649,082 33.4 662,335 32.7 663,451 34.3 636,340 34.5 545,207 34.6
Total deposits $ 1,941,140 100.0% $ 2,024,531 100.0 % $ 1,931,851 100.0 % $ 1,845,713 100.0 % $ 1,577,691 100.0 %
Loan to Deposit Ratio 102.1% 93.6% 93.7% 97.5% 95.4%


Asset Quality

As of and for the Quarter Ended As of and for the
Nine Months Ended
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Nonperforming Assets:
Nonaccrual loans $ 22,762 $ 4,402 $ 3,789 $ 2,127 $ 2,709 $ 22,762 $ 2,709
Accruing loans 90 or more days past due 4,233 - 7 16 52 4,233 52
Restructured loans—nonaccrual 1,623 1,712 3,113 2,717 1,948 1,623 1,948
Restructured loans—accrual 6,048 681 2,390 2,257 3,973 6,048 3,973
Total nonperforming loans 34,666 6,795 9,299 7,117 8,682 34,666 8,682
Real estate acquired through foreclosure 1,665 4,488 4,863 4,863 4,863 1,665 4,863
Total nonperforming assets $ 36,331 $ 11,283 $ 14,162 $ 11,980 $ 13,545 $ 36,331 $ 13,545
Charge-offs:
Commercial and industrial $ (981) $ (1,227) $ (77) $ (960) $ (679) $ (2,285) $ (1,967)
Owner occupied commercial real estate (12) - - - - (12) -
Residential mortgage (41) - - - - (41) -
Other consumer - (12) (105) (10) (2) (117) (1,287)
Total charge-offs (1,034) (1,239) (182) (970) (681) (2,455) (3,254)
Recoveries:
Commercial and industrial $ 331 $ 1,163 $ 597 $ 53 $ 10 $ 2,091 $ 65
Owner occupied commercial real estate - - - - - - 14
Commercial real estate 75 - 1 - - 76 1
Residential mortgage 4 6 12 5 7 22 15
Other consumer 2 15 4 5 1 21 617
Total recoveries 412 1,184 614 63 18 2,210 712
Net recoveries (charge-offs) $ (622) $ (55) $ 432 $ (907) $ (663) $ (245) $ (2,542)
Allowance for loan losses at end of period $ 20,724 $ 18,292 $ 17,542 $ 15,605 $ 15,262 $ 20,724 $ 15,262
Asset Quality Ratios:
Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.50 % 0.47 % 0.63 % 0.55 % 0.72 % 1.50 % 0.72 %
Nonperforming loans to total loans 1.75 0.36 0.51 0.40 0.58 1.75 0.58
Total classified assets to total regulatory capital 28.19 19.03 10.93 11.76 6.35 28.19 6.35
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.05 0.97 0.97 0.87 1.01 1.05 1.01
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans outstanding 0.03 0.00 (0.02) 0.05 0.05 0.01 0.18


Green Bancorp, Inc.
Notes to Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)

We identify certain financial measures discussed in this release as being “non‑GAAP financial measures.” In accordance with the SEC’s rules, we classify a financial measure as being a non‑GAAP financial measure if that financial measure excludes or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding or including amounts, that are included or excluded, as the case may be, in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as in effect from time to time in the United States in our statements of income, balance sheet or statements of cash flows. Non‑GAAP financial measures do not include operating and other statistical measures or ratios or statistical measures calculated using exclusively either financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, operating measures or other measures that are not non‑GAAP financial measures or both.

The non‑GAAP financial measures that we discuss in this release should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable or other financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which we calculate the non‑GAAP financial measures that we discuss in this release may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names. You should understand how such other banking organizations calculate their financial measures similar or with names similar to the non‑GAAP financial measures we have discussed in this release when comparing such non‑GAAP financial measures.

Tangible Book Value Per Common Share. Tangible book value is a non‑GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as shareholders’ equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; and (b) tangible book value per common share as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by shares of common stock outstanding. For tangible book value, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is our book value.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in changes from period to period in book value per common share exclusive of changes in intangible assets. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing total book value while not increasing our tangible book value.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total shareholders’ equity to tangible common equity and presents our tangible book value per common share compared with our book value per common share:

Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
(In thousands, except per share data)
Tangible Common Equity
Total shareholders’ equity $ 303,229 $ 298,652 $ 293,770 $ 288,405 $ 285,964
Adjustments:
Goodwill 30,129 30,129 30,129 30,129 15,672
Core deposit intangibles 3,704 3,852 4,000 4,148 800
Tangible common equity $ 269,396 $ 264,671 $ 259,641 $ 254,128 $ 269,492
Common shares outstanding (1) 26,277 26,270 26,176 26,176 26,171
Book value per common share (1) $ 11.54 $ 11.37 $ 11.22 $ 11.02 $ 10.93
Tangible book value per common share (1) $ 10.25 $ 10.08 $ 9.92 $ 9.71 $ 10.30

(1) Excludes the dilutive effect of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options. The number of exercisable options outstanding was 939,576 as of Sep 30, 2015; 938,927 as of Jun 30, 2015; 1,021,555 as of Mar 31, 2015; 1,020,743 as of Dec 31, 2014; and 1,023,072 as of Sep 30, 2014.

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets. Tangible common equity to tangible assets is a non‑GAAP measure generally used by financial analysts and investment bankers to evaluate financial institutions. We calculate: (a) tangible common equity as shareholders’ equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; (b) tangible assets as total assets less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) tangible common equity to tangible assets as tangible common equity (as described in clause (a)) divided by tangible assets (as described in clause (b)). For common equity to tangible assets, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is total shareholders’ equity to total assets.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in common equity and total assets, each exclusive of changes in intangible assets. Goodwill and other intangible assets have the effect of increasing both total shareholders’ equity and assets while not increasing our tangible common equity or tangible assets.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, total shareholders’ equity to tangible common equity and total assets to tangible assets and presents our tangible common equity to tangible assets:

Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Tangible Common Equity
Total shareholders’ equity $ 303,229 $ 298,652 $ 293,770 $ 288,405 $ 285,964
Adjustments:
Goodwill 30,129 30,129 30,129 30,129 15,672
Core deposit intangibles 3,704 3,852 4,000 4,148 800
Tangible common equity $ 269,396 $ 264,671 $ 259,641 $ 254,128 $ 269,492
Tangible Assets
Total assets $ 2,415,987 $ 2,408,951 $ 2,252,665 $ 2,196,135 $ 1,876,742
Adjustments:
Goodwill 30,129 30,129 30,129 30,129 15,672
Core deposit intangibles 3,704 3,852 4,000 4,148 800
Tangible assets $ 2,382,154 $ 2,374,970 $ 2,218,536 $ 2,161,858 $ 1,860,270
Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets 11.3% 11.1% 11.7% 11.8% 14.5%


Allowance for Loan Losses to Total Loans excluding Acquired Loans.
The allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans is a non‑GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the Company’s financial condition. Due to the application of purchase accounting, we use this non-GAAP ratio that excludes that impact of these items to evaluate our allowance for loan losses to total loans. We calculate: (a) total loans excluding acquired loans as total loans less the fair value of acquired loans accounted for under ASC topics 310-20 and 310-30; and (b) allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans as the allowance for loan losses divided by total loans excluding acquired loans (as described in clause (a)). For allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is allowance for loan losses to total loans.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in the allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans. The acquired loans may have a premium or discount associated with them that includes a potential credit loss component with similar characteristics to the allowance for loan losses. This measure reports the allowance for loan loss coverage to only those loans not accounted for pursuant to ASC topics 310-20 and 310-30 which may assist the investor in evaluating the allowance coverage of loans excluding acquired loans.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans:

Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Allowance for loan losses $ 20,724 $ 18,292 $ 17,542 $ 15,605 $ 15,262
Total loans excluding acquired loans
Total loans $ 1,982,280 $ 1,894,742 $ 1,810,842 $ 1,799,155 $ 1,504,998
Less: Fair value of acquired loans accounted for under ASC Topics 310-20 and 310-30 172,645 190,815 214,689 238,424 12,366
Total loans excluding acquired loans $ 1,809,635 $ 1,703,927 $ 1,596,153 $ 1,560,731 $ 1,492,632
Allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans 1.15% 1.07% 1.10% 1.00% 1.02%


Allowance for Loan Losses plus Acquired Loan Net Discount to Total Loans adjusted for Acquired Loan Net Discount.
Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount is a non‑GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the Company’s financial condition. We calculate: (a) allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount as allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount, net of accumulated amortization; (b) total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount as total loans plus acquired loan net discount, net of accumulated amortization; and (c) allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount as allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount (as calculated in clause (a)) divided by total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount (as calculated in clause (b)).

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in the allowance for loan losses plus the acquired loan net discount to total loans adjusted for the acquired loan net discount. This measure reports the combined allowance for loan loss and acquired loan net discount (or premium) as a percentage of loans inclusive of the acquired loan net discount (or premium) which may assist the investor in evaluating allowance coverage on loans inclusive of additional discount or premium resulting from purchase accounting adjustments.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, allowance for loan losses plus acquired loans net discount to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount:

Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount
Allowance for loan losses at end of period $ 20,724 $ 18,292 $ 17,542 $ 15,605 $ 15,262
Plus: Net discount on acquired loans 2,580 2,771 3,474 4,081 944
Total allowance plus acquired loan net discount $ 23,304 $ 21,063 $ 21,016 $ 19,686 $ 16,206
Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount
Total loans $ 1,982,280 $ 1,894,742 $ 1,810,842 $ 1,799,155 $ 1,504,998
Plus: Net discount on acquired loans 2,580 2,771 3,474 4,081 944
Total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount $ 1,984,860 $ 1,897,513 $ 1,814,316 $ 1,803,236 $ 1,505,942
Allowance for loan losses plus acquired loan net discount loans to total loans adjusted for acquired loan net discount 1.17% 1.11% 1.16% 1.09% 1.08%


Selected Metrics Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses.
The selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expenses are non‑GAAP measures used by management to evaluate the Company’s performance. We calculate: (a) noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses as total noninterest expense less the one-time acquisition expenses; (b) net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income plus one-time acquisition expenses, net of taxes; (c) diluted earnings per share excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (b)) divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding; (d) return on average assets excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (b)) divided by average total assets; (e) return on average equity excluding one-time acquisition expenses as net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (b)) divided by average total shareholders’ equity; and (f) efficiency ratio excluding one-time acquisition expenses as noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses (as calculated in clause (a)) divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income. For noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is noninterest expense. For net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is net income. For diluted earnings per share excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is diluted earnings per share. For return on average assets excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is return on average assets. For return on average equity excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is return on average equity. For the efficiency ratio excluding one-time acquisition expenses, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is the efficiency ratio.

We believe that these measures are important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in changes from period to period in noninterest expense, net income, diluted earnings per share, return on average assets, return on average equity and efficiency ratio with the exclusion of one-time acquisition expenses.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, the selected metrics excluding one-time acquisition expenses:

For the Quarter Ended For the
Nine Months Ended
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
(In thousands, except per share data)
Noninterest Expense Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses
Total noninterest expense $ 14,372 $ 16,578 $ 13,756 $ 17,880 $ 12,560 $ 44,706 $ 34,553
Less: One-time acquisition expenses 808 1,996 226 4,290 429 3,030 936
Noninterest expense excluding one-time acquisition expenses $ 13,564 $ 14,582 $ 13,530 $ 13,590 $ 12,131 $ 41,676 $ 33,617
Net Income Excluding One-time Acquisition Expenses
Net Income $ 4,079 $ 4,138 $ 4,649 $ 2,047 $ 4,533 $ 12,866 $ 12,695
Plus: One-time acquisition expenses, net of taxes 525 1,297 147 2,788 279 1,970 608
Net income excluding one-time acquisition expenses $ 4,604 $ 5,435 $ 4,796 $ 4,835 $ 4,812 $ 14,836 $ 13,303
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 26,551 26,518 26,359 26,592 23,102 26,481 21,728
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.15 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.08 $ 0.20 $ 0.49 $ 0.58
Diluted earnings per share, excluding one-time acquisition expenses 0.17 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.21 0.56 0.61
Average Total Assets $ 2,395,556 $ 2,273,297 $ 2,207,869 $ 2,134,814 $ 1,841,226 $ 2,292,928 $ 1,784,987
Return on average assets 0.68% 0.73% 0.85% 0.38% 0.98% 0.75% 0.95%
Return on average assets, excluding one-time acquisition expenses 0.76 0.96 0.88 0.90 1.04 0.87 1.00
Average Common Shareholders' equity $ 301,370 $ 296,259 $ 291,674 $ 286,660 $ 237,238 $ 296,470 $ 214,740
Return on average equity 5.37% 5.60% 6.46% 2.83% 7.58% 5.80% 7.90%
Return on average equity, excluding one-time acquisition expenses 6.06 7.36 6.67 6.69 8.05 6.69 8.28
Net interest income $ 21,162 $ 20,923 $ 20,516 $ 20,283 $ 17,512 $ 62,601 $ 49,894
Noninterest Income $ 2,871 $ 2,955 $ 2,085 $ 2,137 $ 2,334 $ 7,911 $ 5,919
Efficiency ratio 59.80% 69.43% 60.86% 79.75% 63.29% 63.40% 61.91%
Efficiency ratio, excluding one-time acquisition expenses 56.44 61.07 59.86 60.62 61.13 59.10 60.23


Pre-tax, Pre-provision Adjusted Net Income.
Pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income is a non‑GAAP measure used by management to evaluate the Company’s financial condition. We calculate pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income as net income plus provision for income taxes, plus provision for loan losses, plus one-time acquisition expenses. For pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP is net income.

We believe that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in understanding the operating performance of the company before provision for loan losses, which can vary from quarter to quarter, and income taxes.

The following table reconciles, as of the dates set forth below, pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income:

For the Quarter Ended For the
Nine Months Ended
Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
(Dollars in thousands)
Pre-Tax, Pre-Provision Adjusted Net Income
Net Income $ 4,079 $ 4,138 $ 4,649 $ 2,047 $ 4,533 $ 12,866 $ 12,695
Plus: Provision on income taxes 2,528 2,357 2,691 1,243 2,533 7,576 7,122
Plus: Provision for loan losses 3,054 805 1,505 1,250 220 5,364 1,443
Plus: One-time acquisition expenses 808 1,996 226 4,290 429 3,030 936
Total pre-tax, pre-provision adjusted net income $ 10,469 $ 9,296 $ 9,071 $ 8,830 $ 7,715 $ 28,836 $ 22,196


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Source:Green Bancorp, Inc.