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Heritage Commerce Corp Earns $6.5 Million in First Quarter 2017, a 7% Increase from First Quarter 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq:HTBK), the holding company (the “Company”) for Heritage Bank of Commerce (the “Bank”), today reported net income increased 7% to $6.5 million, or $0.17 per average diluted common share for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $6.1 million, or $0.16 per average diluted common share for the first quarter of 2016, and decreased 9% from $7.2 million, or $0.19 per average diluted common share for the fourth quarter of 2016.

“We continue to build momentum with strong financial results for the first quarter of 2017. We generated 15% growth in deposits over the prior year, and a net interest margin of 4.06%, a return on average tangible assets of 1.05%, and a return on average tangible equity of 12.69% for the first quarter of 2017,” said Walter Kaczmarek, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Heritage Commerce Corp was recently named one of the top performing community banks in the country, ranking third out of 281 community banks in the 2016 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup awards. We were also honored to be named one of the best-performing community banks for 2016 by S&P Global Market Intelligence,” continued Mr. Kaczmarek.

First Quarter 2017 Highlights (as of, or for the periods ended March 31, 2017, compared to December 31, 2016, and March 31, 2016, except as noted):

♦ Diluted earnings per share totaled $0.17 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $0.16 for the first quarter of 2016, and $0.19 for the fourth quarter of 2016.

♦ For the first quarter of 2017, the return on average tangible assets was 1.05%, and the return on average tangible equity was 12.69%, compared to 1.07% and 12.62%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2016, and 1.14% and 13.81%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2016.

♦ Net interest income increased 7% to $23.8 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $22.3 million for the first quarter of 2016, and increased 3% from $23.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.

♦ For the first quarter of 2017, the fully tax equivalent (“FTE”) net interest margin contracted 16 basis points to 4.06% from 4.22% for the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to lower yields on securities and the factored receivables portfolio, and a decrease in the accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Focus Business Bank (“Focus”) acquisition which was completed on August 20, 2015 (the “acquisition date”), partially offset by an increase in the average balances of loans and securities, and the impact of increases in the prime rate on loan yields and overnight funds.

  • For the first quarter of 2017, the net interest margin increased 15 basis points from 3.91% for the fourth quarter of 2016, primarily due to an increase in both the yields and the average balances of loans and securities portfolio, partially offset by a decrease in the accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Focus transaction.

♦ The total purchase discount on non-impaired loans from the Focus loan portfolio was $4.6 million at the acquisition date, of which $3.2 million has been accreted into loan interest income from the acquisition date through March 31, 2017.

  • The accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Focus transaction was $213,000 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $518,000 for the first quarter of 2016, and $456,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016.

♦ Loans, excluding loans held‑for‑sale, increased $118.0 million, or 8%, to $1.51 billion at March 31, 2017, compared to $1.40 billion at March 31, 2016, which included an increase of $29.4 million, or 2% in the Company’s legacy portfolio, an increase of $888,000 in the factored receivables portfolio, $38.2 million of purchased commercial real estate (“CRE”) loans, and $49.5 million of purchased residential mortgage loans.

  • Loans increased $10.7 million, or 1%, to $1.51 billion at March 31, 2017, compared to $1.50 billion at December 31, 2016, which included an increase of $13.6 million, or 1% in the Company’s legacy portfolio, a decrease of $6.8 million in the factored receivables portfolio, an increase of $7.2 million of purchased CRE loans, and a decrease of $3.3 million of purchased residential mortgage loans primarily due to paydowns.

♦ The allowance for loan losses (“ALLL”) was 1.26% of total loans at March 31, 2017, compared to 1.39% at March 31, 2016, and 1.27% at December 31, 2016. The ALLL to total nonperforming loans was 353.89% at March 31, 2017, compared to 465.06% at March 31, 2016, and 624.03% at December 31, 2016.

  • Nonperforming assets (“NPAs”) increased to $5.6 million, or 0.21% of total assets, at March 31, 2017, compared to $4.6 million, or 0.20% of total assets, at March 31, 2016, and $3.3 million, or 0.13% of total assets, at December 31, 2016, primarily due to loans from one customer relationship totaling $1.8 million that were placed on nonaccrual during the first quarter of 2017.
  • Classified assets declined to $10.4 million, or 0.39% of total assets, at March 31, 2017, compared to $21.1 million, or 0.91% of total assets, at March 31, 2016, and $13.6 million, or 0.53% of total assets, at December 31, 2016.
  • Net charge-offs totaled $275,000 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to net recoveries of $131,000 for the first quarter of 2016, and net charge-offs of $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • There was a $321,000 provision for loan losses for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $401,000 for the first quarter of 2016, and $240,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016.

♦ Total deposits increased $301.4 million, or 15%, to $2.33 billion at March 31, 2017, compared to $2.03 billion at March 31, 2016, and increased $67.9 million, or 3%, from $2.26 billion at December 31, 2016.

  • Deposits, excluding all time deposits and CDARS deposits, increased $330.7 million, or 19%, to $2.10 billion at March 31, 2017, from $1.77 billion at March 31, 2016, and increased $67.6 million, or 3%, from $2.03 billion at December 31, 2016.

♦ The Company’s consolidated capital ratios exceeded regulatory guidelines and the Bank’s capital ratios exceeded the regulatory guidelines for a well-capitalized financial institution under the Basel III regulatory requirements at March 31, 2017.

Well-capitalized Fully Phased-in
Financial Basel III
Institution Minimal
Heritage HeritageBasel III Requirement(1)
Commerce Bank ofRegulatory Effective
CAPITAL RATIOS Corp CommerceGuidelines January 1, 2019
Total Risk-Based 12.5% 12.2% 10.0% 10.5%
Tier 1 Risk-Based 11.4% 11.2% 8.0% 8.5%
Common Equity Tier 1 Risk-Based 11.4% 11.2% 6.5% 7.0%
Leverage 8.6% 8.4% 5.0% 4.0%
(1)Requirements for both the Company and the Bank include a 2.5% capital conservation buffer, except the leverage ratio.

Operating Results

Net interest income increased 7% to $23.8 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $22.3 million for the first quarter of 2016, and increased 3% from $23.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, primarily due to the impact of organic growth in the loan portfolio, the purchase of residential mortgage loans and CRE loans, and an increase in the average balance of investment securities.

For the first quarter of 2017, the net interest margin (FTE) contracted 16 basis points to 4.06% from 4.22% for the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to lower yields on securities and the factored receivables portfolio, and a decrease in the accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Focus transaction, partially offset by an increase in the average balances of loans and securities, and the impact of increases in the prime rate on loan yields and overnight funds. For the first quarter of 2017, the net interest margin increased 15 basis points from 3.91% for the fourth quarter of 2016, primarily due to an increase in both the yields and the average balances of loans and securities, partially offset by a decrease in the accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Focus transaction.

The provision for loan losses for the first quarter of 2017 was $321,000, compared to $401,000 for the first quarter of 2016, and $240,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Noninterest income decreased to $2.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2016, and $3.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. The decrease in noninterest income for the first quarter of 2017, compared to the first quarter of 2016, was primarily due to a lower gain on sales of securities of $186,000, and lower servicing income of $86,000. The decrease in noninterest income for the first quarter of 2017, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, was primarily due to a lower gain on sales of securities $578,000, and lower other noninterest income of $204,000, mainly as a result of lower loan fees, for the first quarter of 2017, and a $100,000 gain on proceeds from company-owned life insurance received during the fourth quarter of 2016, partially offset by a higher gain on sales of SBA loans of $181,000 during the first quarter of 2017.

Total noninterest expense for the first quarter of 2017 increased to $15.3 million, compared to $14.7 million for the first quarter of 2016, and $14.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. The increase in noninterest expense in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the first and fourth quarters of 2016, was primarily due to higher salaries and employee benefits as a result of the hiring of additional employees and higher professional fees. Salaries and employee benefits and professional fees were also higher in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, consistent with the cyclical nature of these expenses. Full time equivalent employees were 269 at March 31, 2017, 260 at March 31, 2016, and 263 at December 31, 2016.

The efficiency ratio for the first quarter of 2017 was 58.68%, compared to 58.93% for the first quarter of 2016, and 54.57% for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Income tax expense for the first quarter of 2017 was $3.9 million, compared to $3.7 million for the first quarter of 2016, and $4.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2017 was 37.6%, compared to 37.9% for the first quarter of 2016, and 38.0% for the fourth quarter of 2016. The difference in the effective tax rate for the periods reported, compared to the combined Federal and State statutory tax rate of 42%, is primarily the result of the Company’s investment in life insurance policies whose earnings are not subject to taxes, tax credits related to investments in low income housing limited partnerships (net of low income housing investment losses), and tax-exempt interest income earned on municipal bonds. For the first quarter of 2017, there was a tax benefit of $112,000 from the Company's stock-based compensation plans.

Balance Sheet Review, Capital Management and Credit Quality

Total assets increased to $2.64 billion at March 31, 2017, compared to $2.33 billion at March 31, 2016, and $2.57 billion at December 31, 2016.

The investment securities available-for-sale portfolio totaled $341.6 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $448.5 million at March 31, 2016, and $306.6 million at December 31, 2016. At March 31, 2017, the Company’s securities portfolio was comprised of $325.5 million agency mortgage-backed securities (all issued by U.S. Government sponsored entities), and $16.1 million of single entity issue trust preferred securities. The pre-tax unrealized loss on securities available-for-sale at March 31, 2017 was ($1.1) million, compared to a pre-tax unrealized gain on securities available-for-sale of $5.2 million at March 31, 2016, and a pre-tax unrealized loss on securities available-for-sale of ($2.0) million at December 31, 2016. All other factors remaining the same, when market interest rates are rising, the Company will experience a higher unrealized loss (or lower unrealized gain) on the securities portfolio. During the first quarter of 2017, the Company purchased $47.3 million of agency mortgage-backed investment securities available-for-sale, with a weighted average book yield of 2.42%.

At March 31, 2017, investment securities held-to-maturity totaled $341.4 million, compared to $185.2 million at March 31, 2016, and $324.0 million at December 31, 2016. At March 31, 2017, the Company’s securities held-to-maturity portfolio, at amortized cost, was comprised of $251.2 million tax-exempt municipal bonds, and $90.2 million agency mortgage-backed securities. During the first quarter of 2017, the Company purchased $27.7 million of agency mortgage-backed investment securities held-to-maturity, with a weighted average book yield of 2.44%.

Loans, excluding loans held‑for‑sale, increased $118.0 million, or 8%, to $1.51 billion at March 31, 2017, compared to $1.40 billion at March 31, 2016, which included an increase of $29.4 million, or 2% in the Company’s legacy portfolio, an increase of $888,000 in the factored receivables portfolio, $38.2 million of purchased CRE loans, and $49.5 million of purchased residential mortgage loans. Loans increased $10.7 million, or 1%, from $1.50 billion at December 31, 2016, which included an increase of $13.6 million in the Company’s legacy portfolio, a decrease of $6.8 million in the factored receivables portfolio, an increase of $7.2 million of purchased CRE loans, and a decrease of $3.3 million of purchased residential mortgage loans.

The loan portfolio remains well-diversified with commercial and industrial (“C&I”) loans accounting for 40% of the loan portfolio at March 31, 2017, which included $42.8 million of factored receivables. CRE loans accounted for 45% of the total loan portfolio, of which 44% were occupied by businesses that own them. Consumer and home equity loans accounted for 6% of total loans, land and construction loans accounted for 6% of total loans, and residential mortgage loans accounted for the remaining 3% of total loans at March 31, 2017.

The commercial loan portfolio increased $17.2 million, or 3%, to $609.3 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $592.1 million at March 31, 2016, which was primarily the result of an increase of $16.3 million, or 3%, in the C&I portfolio, and an increase of $888,000 in the factored receivables portfolio. The commercial loan portfolio increased $5.0 million, or 1%, from $604.3 million at December 31, 2016, which included an increase of $11.8 million, or 2%, in the C&I portfolio, and a decrease of $6.8 million in the factored receivables portfolio. C&I line usage was 40% at March 31, 2017, compared to 44% at March 31, 2016, and 42% at December 31, 2016.

The CRE loan portfolio increased $63.2 million, or 10%, to $680.0 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $616.8 million at March 31, 2016, which included an increase of $25.0 million, or 4%, in the Company’s legacy portfolio, and $38.2 million of purchased CRE loans. There were no purchased CRE loans at March 31, 2016. The CRE loan portfolio increased $17.8 million, or 3%, from $662.2 million at December 31, 2016, which included an increase of $10.6 million, or 2% in the Company’s legacy portfolio, and an increase of $7.2 million of purchased CRE loans outstanding. During the first quarter of 2017, the Company purchased $7.4 million of CRE loans on properties located primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an average loan principal amount of approximately $2.5 million per loan, and weighted average yield of 3.89%, net of servicing fees to the servicer.

Land and construction loans decreased $14.4 million to $81.1 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $95.5 million at March 31, 2016, primarily due to the payoff of construction loans during the fourth quarter of 2016.

During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company purchased jumbo single family residential mortgage loans totaling $57.5 million, all of which are domiciled in California, with an average loan principal amount of approximately $834,000 per loan, and weighted average yield of 3.00%, net of servicing fees to the servicer. Residential mortgage loans outstanding at March 31, 2017 totaled $49.5 million, compared to $52.9 million at December 31, 2016.

The yield on the loan portfolio was 5.53% for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 5.64% for the first quarter of 2016, and 5.46% for the fourth quarter of 2016. The decrease in the yield on the loan portfolio for the first quarter of 2017, compared to the first quarter of 2016, reflects the impact of the lower yielding purchased residential mortgage loans and purchased CRE loans, a lower yield on the factored receivables portfolio, and a decrease in the accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Focus transaction, partially offset by the impact of increases in the prime rate. The increase in the yield on the loan portfolio for the first quarter of 2017, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, reflects the impact of increases in the prime rate, partially offset by a decrease in the accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Focus transaction.

The yield on the loan portfolio, excluding the purchased residential loans, purchased CRE loans, factored receivables portfolio, and accretion of the loan purchase discount from the Focus transaction, increased to 5.00% for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 4.78% for the first quarter of 2016, and 4.73% for the fourth quarter of 2016.

The accretion of the loan purchase discount in loan interest income from the Focus transaction was $213,000 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $518,000 for the first quarter of 2016, and $456,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016. The total purchase discount on non-impaired loans from the Focus loan portfolio was $4.6 million at the acquisition date, of which $3.2 million has been accreted to loan interest income from the acquisition date through March 31, 2017.

At March 31, 2017, NPAs increased to $5.6 million, or 0.21% of total assets, compared to $4.6 million, or 0.20% of total assets, at March 31, 2016, and $3.3 million, or 0.13% of total assets, at December 31, 2016, primarily due to loans from one customer relationship totaling $1.8 million that were placed on nonaccrual during the first quarter of 2017. At March 31, 2017, March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2016, the NPAs included no loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). Foreclosed assets were $183,000 at March 31, 2017, compared to $386,000 at March 31, 2016, and $229,000 at December 31, 2016. The following is a breakout of NPAs at the periods indicated:

End of Period:
NONPERFORMING ASSETS March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
(in $000's, unaudited) Balance % of Total Balance % of Total Balance % of Total
Commercial and industrial loans $ 3,704 66% $ 2,097 64% $ 290 6%
Commercial real estate loans 912 16% 419 13% 2,910 64%
Home equity and consumer loans 252 5% 270 8% 771 17%
Restructured and loans over 90 days past due and still accruing 207 4% - 0% - 0%
Land and construction loans 195 4% 199 6% 213 5%
Foreclosed assets 183 3% 229 7% 386 8%
SBA loans 137 2% 74 2% - 0%
Total nonperforming assets $ 5,590 100% $ 3,288 100% $ 4,570 100%

Classified assets declined to $10.4 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $21.1 million at March 31, 2016, and $13.6 million at December 31, 2016. Classified assets include $6,000 of loans guaranteed by the SBA at March 31, 2017, compared to no loans guaranteed by the SBA at March 31, 2016, and $322,000 of loans guaranteed by the SBA at December 31, 2016.

The following table summarizes the allowance for loan losses:

For the Quarter Ended
ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES March 31, December 31, March 31,
(in $000's, unaudited) 2017 2016 2016
Balance at beginning of period $ 19,089 $ 20,032 $ 18,926
Provision for loan losses during the period 321 240 401
Net (charge-offs) recoveries during the period (275) (1,183) 131
Balance at end of period $ 19,135 $ 19,089 $ 19,458
Total loans, net of deferred fees $ 1,513,287 $ 1,502,607 $ 1,395,264
Total nonperforming loans $ 5,407 $ 3,059 $ 4,184
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.26% 1.27% 1.39%
Allowance for loan losses to total nonperforming loans 353.89% 624.03% 465.06%

The ALLL at March 31, 2017 was 1.26% of total loans, compared to 1.39% at March 31, 2016, and 1.27% at December 31, 2016. The ALLL to total nonperforming loans was 353.89% at March 31, 2017, compared to 465.06% at March 31, 2016, and 624.03% at December 31, 2016.

Total deposits increased $301.4 million, or 15%, to $2.33 billion at March 31, 2017, compared to $2.03 billion at March 31, 2016, and increased $67.9 million, or 3%, from $2.26 billion at December 31, 2016. Deposits, excluding all time deposits and CDARS deposits, increased $330.7 million, or 19%, to $2.10 billion at March 31, 2017, from $1.77 billion at March 31, 2016, and increased $67.6 million, or 3%, from $2.03 billion at December 31, 2016.

The total cost of deposits increased 1 basis point to 0.16% for the first quarter of 2017, from 0.15% for the first and fourth quarters of 2016.

Tangible equity was $211.6 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $197.9 million at March 31, 2016, and $207.2 million at December 31, 2016. Tangible book value per common share was $5.57 at March 31, 2017, compared to $5.54 at March 31, 2016, and $5.46 at December 31, 2016. There was no Series C Preferred Stock outstanding at March 31, 2017, and December 31, 2016, compared to 21,004 shares of Series C Preferred Stock outstanding at March 31, 2016. During the third quarter of 2016, the holders of the Company's Series C Preferred Stock exchanged 21,004 shares of Series C Preferred Stock for 5,601,000 shares of the Company's common stock. Pro forma tangible book value per common share, assuming the outstanding Series C Preferred Stock was converted into common stock, was $5.24 at March 31, 2016.

Accumulated other comprehensive loss was ($7.4) million at March 31, 2017, compared to ($3.5) million at March 31, 2016, and ($7.9) million at December 31, 2016. The unrealized gain (loss) on securities available-for-sale, net of taxes, included in accumulated other comprehensive loss was an unrealized loss of ($653,000) at March 31, 2017, compared to an unrealized gain of $3.0 million at March 31, 2016, and an unrealized loss of ($1.2) million at December 31, 2016. The components of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of taxes, at March 31, 2017 include the following: an unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities of ($653,000); the remaining unamortized unrealized gain on securities available-for-sale transferred to held-to-maturity of $327,000; a split dollar insurance contracts liability of ($3.5) million; a supplemental executive retirement plan liability of ($4.2) million; and an unrealized gain on interest-only strip from SBA loans of $607,000.

Heritage Commerce Corp, a bank holding company established in February 1998, is the parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, established in 1994 and headquartered in San Jose with full-service branches in Danville, Fremont, Gilroy, Hollister, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Pleasanton, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek. Heritage Bank of Commerce is an SBA Preferred Lender. Bay View Funding, a subsidiary of Heritage Bank of Commerce, is based in Santa Clara and provides business‑essential working capital factoring financing to various industries throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.heritagecommercecorp.com.

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

These forward looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may be outside our control and our actual results could differ materially from our projected results. Risks and uncertainties that could cause our financial performance to differ materially from our goals, plans, expectations and projections expressed in forward-looking statements include those set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, and the following: (1) current and future economic and market conditions in the United States generally or in the communities we serve, including the effects of declines in property values, high unemployment rates and overall slowdowns in economic growth should these events occur; (2) effects of and changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including the interest rate policies of the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve Board; (3) changes in inflation, interest rates, and market liquidity which may impact interest margins and impact funding sources; (4) volatility in credit and equity markets and its effect on the global economy; (5) changes in the competitive environment among financial or bank holding companies and other financial service providers; (6) changes in consumer and business spending and saving habits and the related effect on our ability to increase assets and to attract deposits; (7) our ability to develop and promote customer acceptance of new products and services in a timely manner; (8) risks associated with concentrations in real estate related loans; (9) an oversupply of inventory and deterioration in values of California commercial real estate; (10) a prolonged slowdown in construction activity; (11) other than temporary impairment charges to our securities portfolio; (12) changes in the level of nonperforming assets and charge-offs and other credit quality measures, and their impact on the adequacy of the Company’s allowance for loan losses and the Company’s provision for loan losses; (13) our ability to raise capital or incur debt on reasonable terms; (14) regulatory limits on Heritage Bank of Commerce’s ability to pay dividends to the Company; (15) changes in our capital management policies, including those regarding business combinations, dividends, and share repurchases, among others; (16) operational issues stemming from, and/or capital spending necessitated by, the potential need to adapt to industry changes in information technology systems, on which we are highly dependent; (17) our ability to keep pace with technological changes, including our ability to identify and address cyber-security risks such as data security breaches, “denial of service” attacks, “hacking” and identity theft; (18) inability of our framework to manage risks associated with our business, including operational risk and credit risk; (19) risks of loss of funding of Small Business Administration or SBA loan programs, or changes in those programs; (20) effect and uncertain impact on the Company of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and the rules and regulations promulgated by supervisory and oversight agencies implementing the new legislation; (21) effect of lower corporate tax rates if enacted on the Company’s deferred tax asset; (22) significant changes in applicable laws and regulations, including those concerning taxes, banking and securities; (23) effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters; (24) costs and effects of legal and regulatory developments, including resolution of legal proceedings or regulatory or other governmental inquiries, and the results of regulatory examinations or reviews; (25) availability of and competition for acquisition opportunities; (26) risks associated with merger and acquisition integration; (27) risks resulting from domestic terrorism; (28) risks of natural disasters and other events beyond our control; and (29) our success in managing the risks involved in the foregoing factors.

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For the Quarter Ended: Percent Change From:
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS March 31,December 31,March 31, December 31,
March 31,
(in $000's, unaudited) 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016
Interest income $ 24,697 $ 23,991 $ 23,062 3% 7%
Interest expense 871 867 758 0% 15%
Net interest income before provision for loan losses 23,826 23,124 22,304 3% 7%
Provision for loan losses 321 240 401 34% -20%
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 23,505 22,884 21,903 3% 7%
Noninterest income:
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts 740 768 767 -4% -4%
Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance 422 430 449 -2% -6%
Gain on sales of SBA loans 324 143 305 127% 6%
Servicing income 285 292 371 -2% -23%
Gain on sales of securities (6) 572 180 -101% -103%
Gain on proceeds from company owned life insurance - 100 - -100% N/A
Other 530 734 542 -28% -2%
Total noninterest income 2,295 3,039 2,614 -24% -12%
Noninterest expense:
Salaries and employee benefits 9,486 8,608 8,947 10% 6%
Professional fees 1,071 852 825 26% 30%
Occupancy and equipment 1,068 1,101 1,085 -3% -2%
Other 3,703 3,716 3,828 0% -3%
Total noninterest expense 15,328 14,277 14,685 7% 4%
Income before income taxes 10,472 11,646 9,832 -10% 7%
Income tax expense 3,934 4,431 3,726 -11% 6%
Net income 6,538 7,215 6,106 -9% 7%
Dividends on preferred stock - - (504) N/A -100%
Net income available to common shareholders 6,538 7,215 5,602 -9% 17%
Undistributed earnings allocated to Series C preferred stock - - (403) N/A -100%
Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to common shareholders $ 6,538 $ 7,215 $ 5,199 -9% 26%
PER COMMON SHARE DATA
(unaudited)
Basic earnings per share $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.16 -11% 6%
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.16 -11% 6%
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 37,957,999 37,931,317 32,125,716 0% 18%
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 38,494,107 38,270,110 32,377,493 0% 19%
Common shares outstanding at period-end 37,995,085 37,941,007 32,170,920 0% 18%
Pro forma common shares outstanding at period-end, assuming Series C preferred stock was converted into common stock N/A N/A 37,771,920 N/A N/A
Dividend per share $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 11% 11%
Book value per share $ 6.95 $ 6.85 $ 7.22 1% -4%
Tangible book value per share $ 5.57 $ 5.46 $ 5.54 2% 1%
Pro forma tangible book value per share, assuming Series C preferred stock was converted into common stock N/A N/A $ 5.24 N/A N/A
KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS
(unaudited)
Annualized return on average equity 10.15% 11.01% 9.87% -8% 3%
Annualized return on average tangible equity 12.69% 13.81% 12.62% -8% 1%
Annualized return on average assets 1.03% 1.12% 1.05% -8% -2%
Annualized return on average tangible assets 1.05% 1.14% 1.07% -8% -2%
Net interest margin (fully tax equivalent) 4.06% 3.91% 4.22% 4% -4%
Efficiency ratio 58.68% 54.57% 58.93% 8% 0%
AVERAGE BALANCES
(in $000's, unaudited)
Average assets $ 2,584,749 $ 2,572,595 $ 2,349,224 0% 10%
Average tangible assets $ 2,532,273 $ 2,519,733 $ 2,295,181 0% 10%
Average earning assets $ 2,409,043 $ 2,381,141 $ 2,157,463 1% 12%
Average loans held-for-sale $ 6,700 $ 6,074 $ 4,746 10% 41%
Average total loans $ 1,489,123 $ 1,455,558 $ 1,363,850 2% 9%
Average deposits $ 2,269,554 $ 2,245,336 $ 2,030,898 1% 12%
Average demand deposits - noninterest-bearing $ 887,008 $ 898,367 $ 776,999 -1% 14%
Average interest-bearing deposits $ 1,382,546 $ 1,346,969 $ 1,253,899 3% 10%
Average interest-bearing liabilities $ 1,382,622 $ 1,347,032 $ 1,255,647 3% 10%
Average equity $ 261,344 $ 260,723 $ 248,700 0% 5%
Average tangible equity $ 208,868 $ 207,861 $ 194,657 0% 7%

End of Period: Percent Change From:
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS March 31,December 31,March 31, December 31,March 31,
(in $000's, unaudited) 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks $ 31,724 $ 27,993 $ 25,573 13%24%
Other investments and interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions 256,122 238,110 117,562 8%118%
Securities available-for-sale, at fair value 341,590 306,589 448,540 11%-24%
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 341,383 324,010 185,165 5%84%
Loans held-for-sale - SBA, including deferred costs 3,911 5,705 2,389 -31%64%
Loans:
Commercial 609,353 604,331 592,128 1%3%
Real estate:
Commercial 679,989 662,228 616,821 3%10%
Land and construction 81,101 81,002 95,547 0%-15%
Home equity 80,360 82,459 74,993 -3%7%
Residential mortgages 49,569 52,887 - -6%N/A
Consumer 13,807 20,460 16,476 -33%-16%
Loans 1,514,179 1,503,367 1,395,965 1%8%
Deferred loan fees (892) (760) (701) 17%27%
Total loans, net of deferred fees 1,513,287 1,502,607 1,395,264 1%8%
Allowance for loan losses (19,135) (19,089) (19,458) 0%-2%
Loans, net 1,494,152 1,483,518 1,375,806 1%9%
Company owned life insurance 59,570 59,148 60,470 1%-1%
Premises and equipment, net 7,512 7,490 7,625 0%-1%
Goodwill 45,664 45,664 45,664 0%0%
Other intangible assets 6,605 6,950 8,126 -5%-19%
Accrued interest receivable and other assets 53,558 65,703 50,413 -18%6%
Total assets $ 2,641,791 $ 2,570,880 $ 2,327,333 3%14%
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Liabilities:
Deposits:
Demand, noninterest-bearing $ 917,037 $ 917,187 $ 768,525 0%19%
Demand, interest-bearing 575,637 541,282 506,272 6%14%
Savings and money market 606,116 572,743 493,275 6%23%
Time deposits-under $250 56,988 57,857 61,595 -2%-7%
Time deposits-$250 and over 164,824 163,670 179,048 1%-8%
Time deposits - brokered - - 11,829 N/A -100%
CDARS - money market and time deposits 9,485 9,401 8,192 1%16%
Total deposits 2,330,087 2,262,140 2,028,736 3%15%
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities 47,800 48,890 46,938 -2%2%
Total liabilities 2,377,887 2,311,030 2,075,674 3%15%
Shareholders' Equity:
Series C preferred stock, net - - 19,519 N/A -100%
Common stock 216,039 215,237 194,153 0%11%
Retained earnings 55,270 52,527 41,485 5%33%
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (7,405) (7,914) (3,498) 6%-112%
Total shareholders' equity 263,904 259,850 251,659 2%5%
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 2,641,791 $ 2,570,880 $ 2,327,333 3%14%

End of Period: Percent Change From:
CREDIT QUALITY DATA March 31,December 31,March 31, December 31,March 31,
(in $000's, unaudited) 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016
Nonaccrual loans - held-for-investment $ 5,200 $ 3,059 $ 4,184 70%24%
Restructured and loans over 90 days past due and still accruing 207 - - N/A N/A
Total nonperforming loans 5,407 3,059 4,184 77%29%
Foreclosed assets 183 229 386 -20%-53%
Total nonperforming assets $ 5,590 $ 3,288 $ 4,570 70%22%
Other restructured loans still accruing $ 126 $ 131 $ 145 -4%-13%
Net charge-offs (recoveries) during the quarter $ 275 $ 1,183 $ (131) -77%310%
Provision for loan losses during the quarter $ 321 $ 240 $ 401 34%-20%
Allowance for loan losses $ 19,135 $ 19,089 $ 19,458 0%-2%
Classified assets $ 10,368 $ 13,553 $ 21,095 -24%-51%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.26% 1.27% 1.39% -1%-9%
Allowance for loan losses to total nonperforming loans 353.89% 624.03% 465.06% -43%-24%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.21% 0.13% 0.20% 62%5%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.36% 0.20% 0.30% 80%20%
Classified assets to Heritage Commerce Corp Tier 1 capital plus allowance for loan losses 4% 6% 10% -33%-60%
Classified assets to Heritage Bank of Commerce Tier 1 capital plus allowance for loan losses 4% 6% 10% -33%-60%
OTHER PERIOD-END STATISTICS
(in $000's, unaudited)
Heritage Commerce Corp:
Tangible equity(1) $ 211,634 $ 207,236 $ 197,869 2%7%
Tangible common equity(2) $ 211,634 $ 207,236 $ 178,350 2%19%
Shareholders' equity / total assets 9.99% 10.11% 10.81% -1%-8%
Tangible equity / tangible assets(3) 8.17% 8.23% 8.70% -1%-6%
Tangible common equity / tangible assets(4) 8.17% 8.23% 7.84% -1%4%
Loan to deposit ratio 64.95% 66.42% 68.78% -2%-6%
Noninterest-bearing deposits / total deposits 39.36% 40.55% 37.88% -3%4%
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.5% 12.5% 12.4% 0%1%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.4% 11.5% 11.3% -1%1%
Common Equity Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.4% 11.5% 10.2% -1%12%
Leverage ratio 8.6% 8.5% 8.8% 1%-2%
Heritage Bank of Commerce:
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.2% 12.3% 12.3% -1%-1%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.2% 11.3% 11.2% -1%0%
Common Equity Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.2% 11.3% 11.2% -1%0%
Leverage ratio 8.4% 8.4% 8.7% 0%-3%
(1)Represents shareholders' equity minus goodwill and other intangible assets
(2)Represents shareholders' equity minus preferred stock, minus goodwill and other intangible assets
(3)Represents shareholders' equity minus goodwill and other intangible assets divided by total assets minus goodwill and other intangible assets
(4)Represents shareholders' equity minus preferred stock, minus goodwill and other intangible assets divided by total assets minus goodwill and other intangible assets

For the Quarter Ended For the Quarter Ended
March 31, 2017 March 31, 2016
Interest Average Interest Average
NET INTEREST INCOME AND NET INTEREST MARGIN Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
(in $000's, unaudited) Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets:
Loans, gross(1) $ 1,495,823 $ 20,398 5.53% $ 1,368,596 $ 19,188 5.64%
Securities - taxable 547,667 2,877 2.13% 480,515 2,774 2.32%
Securities - exempt from Federal tax(2) 90,414 871 3.91% 93,121 891 3.85%
Other investments and interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions 275,139 856 1.26% 215,231 521 0.97%
Total interest earning assets(2) 2,409,043 25,002 4.21% 2,157,463 23,374 4.36%
Cash and due from banks 32,834 32,949
Premises and equipment, net 7,527 7,754
Goodwill and other intangible assets 52,476 54,043
Other assets 82,869 97,015
Total assets $ 2,584,749 $ 2,349,224
Liabilities and shareholders' equity:
Deposits:
Demand, noninterest-bearing $ 887,008 $ 776,999
Demand, interest-bearing 559,245 288 0.21% 501,952 236 0.19%
Savings and money market 592,155 294 0.20% 498,622 272 0.22%
Time deposits - under $100 20,414 15 0.30% 23,287 17 0.29%
Time deposits - $100 and over 201,838 273 0.55% 207,113 190 0.37%
Time deposits - brokered - - 0.00%
14,825 30 0.81%
CDARS - money market and time deposits 8,894 1 0.05% 8,100 2 0.10%
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,382,546 871 0.26% 1,253,899 747 0.24%
Total deposits 2,269,554 871 0.16% 2,030,898 747 0.15%
Short-term borrowings 76 - 0.00% 1,748 11 2.53%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,382,622 871 0.26% 1,255,647 758 0.24%
Total interest-bearing liabilities and demand, noninterest-bearing / cost of funds 2,269,630 871 0.16% 2,032,646 758 0.15%
Other liabilities 53,775 67,878
Total liabilities 2,323,405 2,100,524
Shareholders' equity 261,344 248,700
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 2,584,749 $ 2,349,224
Net interest income(2) / margin 24,131 4.06% 22,616 4.22%
Less tax equivalent adjustment(2) (305) (312)
Net interest income $ 23,826 $ 22,304
(1)Includes loans held-for-sale. Yield amounts earned on loans include loan fees and costs. Nonaccrual loans are included in average balance.
(2)Reflects the fully tax equivalent ("FTE") adjustment for Federal tax exempt income based on a 35% tax rate.

CONTACT: Heritage Commerce Corp Debbie Reuter, EVP, Corporate Secretary (408) 494-4542

Source:Heritage Commerce Corp