SmartFinancial Reports Break-Even Net Income for the Fourth Quarter after Deferred Tax Asset Charge

Performance Highlights

  • Record high total assets of $1.7 billion, net loans of $1.3 billion, and deposits of $1.4 billion.
  • Net interest margin, taxable equivalent, increased to 4.64 percent in the quarter due to higher earning assets yields.
  • Efficiency ratio decreased by over 4 percentage points to 74.3 percent, while operating efficiency ratio dropped to 60.7 percent.
  • Net operating earnings available to common shareholders totaled $3.7 million in the quarter and net operating ROAA increased to 0.99 percent.
  • Asset quality was outstanding with nonperforming assets to total assets of just 0.29 percent.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartFinancial, Inc. ("SmartFinancial") (NASDAQ:SMBK), announced today net income per common share of $38 thousand in its fourth quarter of 2017 or $0.00 per share, compared to $1.4 million or $0.23 per share a year ago. On November 1, 2017, SmartFinancial completed the acquisition of Capstone Bancshares and Capstone Community Bank and this quarter includes two months of the results of the acquired companies. This quarter also included $1.7 million in pre-tax merger related charges and a $2.5 million after-tax charge to reduce the value of the firm's deferred tax assets as a result of the tax law signed in December.

Billy Carroll stated “We are extremely proud of our achievements in the fourth quarter and for the year. 2017 was a transformative year for SmartFinancial. We completed a branch acquisition in Cleveland, TN in the second quarter, announced and closed our Tuscaloosa, AL-based Capstone Bancshares deal and in the fourth quarter announced the Tennessee Bancshares acquisition to expand our footprint in Middle Tennessee and Huntsville, AL. Our pre-tax financial results were very solid, even while closing Capstone during the quarter. Net Operating Earnings per common share were $0.35 compared to $0.23 a year ago.

"The passage of the tax reform legislation will have a very positive impact on our earnings stream as we move into 2018, but it required us to revalue our deferred tax asset in the fourth quarter, resulting in a $2.5 million non-cash charge to tax expense. Despite the one-time charge, the tax reform will be very good for our company, our industry, and our shareholders.

"The company’s organic growth continued to be strong, even while working on various acquisition initiatives. Including a particularly robust $83 million for the fourth quarter. This growth has been accomplished with maintaining outstanding credit quality with a 0.29 percent non-performing assets-to-assets ratio. All of our markets continue to trend well and our credit metrics show no deterioration. Also important to note, our core margin remains strong, even with a slight increase in funds costs. Our efficiency ratio was down quarter to quarter, even with the merger-related expenses. This remains a key emphasis for our management team and will continue to be a focus as we integrate our upcoming acquisitions."

SmartFinancial's Chairman, Miller Welborn, concluded: "I’ve been extremely pleased with our team’s effort during the quarter and the year and we’ve now positioned the company to capitalize on the foundation we’ve built over the last two years. Our fourth quarter core operating metrics give a glimpse of what our company’s future holds. Our management has been working to make sure we have a successful integration of Capstone and of Southern Community Bank in 2018."

Fourth Quarter 2017 compared to Third Quarter 2017

Net income available to common shareholders totaled $38 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017. Net operating earnings available to common shareholders, which excludes securities gains, merger and conversion costs, foreclosed assets gains and losses, and the effect of the deferred tax asset revaluation, totaled $3.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $1.8 million in the previous quarter.

Net interest income to average assets of 4.09 percent for the quarter increased from 3.81 percent in the third quarter of 2017. Net interest income totaled $15.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $10.9 million in the third quarter of 2017. Net interest income was positively impacted during the quarter by increases in earning asset balances and higher earning asset yields. Net interest margin, taxable equivalent, increased from 4.17 percent in the third quarter of 2017 to 4.64 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 primarily due to higher average loan balances, higher loan yields (including purchased loan accounting adjustments), and higher security yields.

Provision for loan losses was $442 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $30 thousand in the third quarter of 2017. The increase in provision for loan losses was primarily due to increases in originated loan balances. Annualized net charge-offs in the fourth quarter of 2017 remained at a very low level, just (0.01) percent of average loans compared to (0.02) percent the third quarter of 2017.

The allowance for loan losses, or the ALLL, was $5.9 million, or 0.44 percent of total loans as of December 31, 2017, compared to $5.4 million, or 0.62 percent of total loans, as of September 30, 2017. In addition to the allowance for loan losses there were $17.9 million additional net purchase discounts on $523.6 million of acquired loans as of December 31, 2017, compared to $8.2 million net purchase discounts on $166.5 million of acquired loans, as of September 30, 2017.

Nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans was 0.13 percent as of December 31, 2017, which was down from 0.15 percent in the prior quarter. Total nonperforming assets (which include nonaccrual loans, loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing, and foreclosed assets) as a percentage of total assets was 0.29 percent as of December 31, 2017, compared to 0.37 percent as of September 30, 2017.

Non-interest income to average assets of 0.42 percent for the quarter was down slightly from 0.43 percent in the third quarter of 2017. Non-interest income totaled $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $1.2 million in the third quarter of 2017. The increase in non-interest income was primarily due to higher charges on deposit accounts and higher gains on the sale of loans and other assets.

Non-interest expense to average assets of 3.35 percent for the quarter was up slightly from 3.33 percent in the third quarter of 2017 primarily due to higher merger expenses. Non-interest expense totaled $12.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, which included $1.7 million in merger related charges, compared to $9.5 million in third quarter of 2017, which had $303 thousand in merger charges.

Income tax expense was $3.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, which included the $2.5 million reduction in the firm's deferred tax assets. Income tax expense in the third quarter of 2017 was to $882 thousand. Excluding the deferred tax charge the company's effective tax rate was 35.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 34.4 percent in the third quarter of 2017. The company expects an effective tax rate of approximately 26 percent in 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2017 compared to Fourth Quarter 2016

Net income available to common shareholders totaled $38 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to $1.4 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net operating earnings available to common shareholder, which excludes securities gains, merger and conversion costs, foreclosed assets gains and losses, and the effect of the deferred tax asset revaluation, totaled $3.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Net interest income to average assets of 4.09 percent for the quarter increased from 3.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net interest income totaled $15.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $9.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net interest income was positively impacted during the quarter by increases in earning asset balances and higher earning asset yields. Net interest margin, taxable equivalent, increased from 4.06 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 4.64 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 primarily due to higher average loan balances, higher loan yields (including purchased loan accounting adjustments), and higher securities balances.

Provision for loan losses was $442 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $171 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2016. The increase in provision was primarily due to increases in originated loan balances. Annualized net charge-offs in the fourth quarter of 2017 remained at a very low level, just (0.01) percent of average loans compared to 0.02 percent the fourth quarter of 2016.

Nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans was 0.13 percent as of December 31, 2017, which was down significantly from 0.26 percent in the prior year. Total nonperforming assets (which include nonaccrual loans, loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing, and foreclosed assets) as a percentage of total assets was 0.29 percent as of December 31, 2017, compared to 0.43 percent as of December 31, 2016.

Non-interest income to average assets of 0.42 percent for the quarter increased from 0.37 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-interest income totaled $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $948 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2016. The increase in non-interest income was primarily due to was primarily due to higher charges on deposit accounts, higher gains on the sale of loans and other assets, and higher income from bank owned life insurance.

Non-interest expense to average assets of 3.35 percent for the quarter was up from 3.09 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-interest expense totaled $12.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, which included $1.7 million in merger related charges,compared to $8.0 million in fourth quarter of 2016, which did not have any merger charges.

Income tax expense was $3.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, which included the $2.5 million reduction of the firm's deferred tax assets. Income tax expense in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $960 thousand. Excluding the deferred tax charge the company's effective tax rate was 35.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 34.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Conference Call Information
SmartFinancial will host a conference call on Thursday, February 1, at 10:00 a.m. ET. To access this interactive teleconference, dial (888) 317-6003 or (412) 317-6061 and enter the confirmation number: 6556809. A replay of the conference call will be available through February xx, 2018, by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and entering the confirmation number: 10113897. Conference call materials (earnings release & conference call presentation) will be published on the company’s webpage located at http://www.smartfinancialinc.com/CorporateProfile at 9:00 am EST prior to the morning of the conference call.

About SmartFinancial, Inc.
SmartFinancial, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the bank holding company for SmartBank. SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank founded in 2007, with 22 branches, one loan production office, and one mortgage production office located in East Tennessee, the Florida Panhandle, Central and Southern Alabama, and North Georgia. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching and a conservative and disciplined approach to lending have contributed to SmartBank’s success. More information about SmartFinancial can be found on its website: www.smartfinancialinc.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements. SmartFinancial cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the expected revenue synergies and cost savings from the proposed merger with Tennessee Bancshares, Inc. (the “Tennessee Bancshares merger”) and/or the recently completed merger with Capstone Bancshares, Inc. (the “Capstone merger”) may not be fully realized or may take longer than anticipated to be realized; the disruption from either the Tennessee Bancshares merger or the Capstone merger with customers, suppliers or employees or other business partners’ relationships; the risk of successful integration of our business with that of Tennessee Bancshares or Capstone; the amount of costs, fees, expenses, and charges related to Tennessee Bancshares merger; the risk that the shareholders of Tennessee Bancshares may not approve the Tennessee Bancshares merger; risks of expansion into new geographic or product markets, like the proposed expansion into the Nashville, TN MSA associated with the proposed Tennessee Bancshares merger; changes in management’s plans for the future, prevailing economic and political conditions, particularly in our market area; credit risk associated with our lending activities; changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies, and guidelines; changes in any applicable law, rule, regulation or practice with respect to tax or legal issues; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting our operations, pricing, products and services and other factors that may be described in our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and, except as may be required by applicable law or regulation, SmartFinancial assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

Important Information for Investors and Shareholders

In connection with the Tennessee Bancshares merger, SmartFinancial intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to register the shares of SmartFinancial common stock that will be issued to Tennessee Bancshares’ shareholders in connection with the transaction. The registration statement will include a proxy statement/prospectus (that will be delivered to Tennessee Bancshares’ shareholders in connection with their required approval of the proposed merger) and other relevant materials in connection with the proposed Tennessee Bancshares merger.

INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SMARTFINANCIAL, SMARTBANK, TENNESSEE BANCSHARES, SOUTHERN COMMUNITY BANK, AND THE PROPOSED Tennessee Bancshares merger.

Investors and shareholders may obtain free copies of these documents once they are available through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus also may be obtained by contacting SmartFinancial’s Investor Relations Department at (423) 385-3009.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

SmartFinancial, Tennessee Bancshares, their directors and executive officers, and other members of management and employees may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of SmartFinancial is set forth in SmartFinancial’s proxy statement for its 2017 annual shareholders meeting. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC.

Statements included in this press release include non-GAAP financial measures and should be read along with the accompanying tables, which provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures. SmartFinancial management uses non-GAAP financial measures, including: (i) net operating earnings available to common shareholders; (ii) operating efficiency ratio; and (iii) tangible common equity, in its analysis of the company's performance. Net operating earnings available to common shareholders excludes the following from net income available to common shareholders: securities gains and losses, OREO gain and losses, merger and conversion expenses, effect of the December, 2017 tax law change on deferred tax assets, and the income tax effect of adjustments. The operating efficiency ratio excludes securities gains and losses , adjustment for OREO gains and losses, and merger and conversion costs from the efficiency ratio. Tangible common equity excludes total preferred stock, preferred stock paid in capital, goodwill, and other intangible assets.

Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures provide additional useful information that allows readers to evaluate the ongoing performance of the company and provide meaningful comparisons to its peers. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to any measure of performance or financial condition as promulgated under GAAP, and investors should consider SmartFinancial's performance and financial condition as reported under GAAP and all other relevant information when assessing the performance or financial condition of the company. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the results or financial condition as reported under GAAP.

Source
SmartFinancial, Inc.
Investor Contacts
Billy Carroll
President & CEO
(865) 868-0613
Frank Hughes
Executive Vice President, Investor Relations
(423) 385-3009
Media Contact
Kelley Fowler
First Vice President, Public Relations & Marketing
(865) 868-0611 kelley.fowler@smartbank.com


SmartFinancial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
As of and for the three months ended
December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
Selected Performance Ratios (Annualized)
Return on average assets 0.01% 0.59% 0.61% 0.64% 0.64%
Net operating return on average assets (Non-GAAP) 0.99% 0.63% 0.61% 0.44% 0.54%
Return on average shareholder equity 0.08% 4.91% 4.95% 5.18% 6.24%
Net operating return on average shareholder equity (Non-GAAP) 7.99% 5.25% 4.91% 3.55% 5.32%
Net interest income / average assets 4.09% 3.81% 3.81% 3.81% 3.80%
Yield on Earning Assets 4.70% 4.70% 4.66% 4.54% 4.51%
Yield on earning assets, TE (Non-GAAP) 5.21% 4.70% 4.66% 4.54% 4.51%
Cost of interest-bearing liabilities 0.70% 0.68% 0.65% 0.60% 0.58%
Net Interest margin 4.63% 4.16% 4.14% 4.07% 4.05%
Net interest margin, TE (Non-GAAP) 4.64% 4.17% 4.15% 4.07% 4.06%
Non-interest income / average assets 0.42% 0.43% 0.47% 0.36% 0.37%
Non-interest expense / average assets 3.35% 3.33% 3.29% 3.16% 3.09%
Efficiency ratio 74.25% 78.62% 76.77% 75.79% 74.29%
Operating efficiency ratio (Non-GAAP) 60.73% 76.46% 78.98% 81.34% 78.98%
Pre-tax pre-provision income / average assets 1.16% 0.97% 0.96% 1.09% 1.08%
Per Common Share
Net income, basic $0.00 $0.20 $0.20 $0.19 $0.23
Net income, diluted 0.00 0.20 0.20 0.19 0.22
Net operating earnings, basic (Non-GAAP) 0.35 0.22 0.20 0.15 0.24
Net operating earnings, diluted (Non-GAAP) 0.35 0.22 0.20 0.15 0.23
Book value 18.46 16.57 16.39 16.14 15.81
Tangible book value (Non-GAAP) 13.90 15.67 15.48 15.34 14.69
Common shares outstanding 11,153 8,243 8,219 8,211 5,896
Composition Of Loans
Real estate commercial
owner occupied $281,297 $210,489 $211,469 $197,032 $199,645
non-owner occupied 361,399 237,131 233,707 210,901 215,215
Real Estate Commercial, Total 642,833 447,620 445,176 407,933 414,860
Commercial & financial 238,690 119,782 105,129 90,649 85,696
Real estate construction & development 135,409 98,212 101,151 115,675 117,748
Real estate residential 292,795 199,704 206,667 186,344 187,557
Other loans 13,555 6,361 7,298 6,938 7,515
Total loans $1,323,283 $871,679 $865,421 $807,539 $813,376
SmartFinancial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
As of and for the three months ended
December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
Asset Quality Data and Ratios
Nonperforming loans $1,766 $1,264 $1,147 $1,445 $2,142
Foreclosed assets 3,254 2,888 2,369 2,371 2,386
Total nonperforming assets $5,021 $4,152 $3,516 $3,816 $4,528
Restructured loans not included in nonperforming loans $41 $42 $ $301 $608
Net charge-offs to average loans (annualized) (0.01)% (0.02)% (0.04)% (0.02)% 0.02%
Allowance for loan losses to loans 0.44% 0.62% 0.64% 0.64% 0.63%
Nonperforming loans to total loans, gross 0.13% 0.15% 0.13% 0.18% 0.26%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.29% 0.37% 0.31% 0.36% 0.43%
Capital Ratios
Tangible equity to tangible assets 9.28% 11.45% 11.18% 12.06% 9.34%
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 9.28% 11.45% 11.18% 12.06% 8.20%
SmartFinancial Inc.: Estimated
Tier 1 leverage 12.21% 11.46% 11.91% 12.18% 9.81%
Common equity Tier 1 11.85% 13.37% 13.43% 14.46% 10.05%
Tier 1 capital 11.85% 13.37% 13.43% 14.46% 11.42%
Total capital 12.24% 13.93% 14.00% 15.05% 11.99%
SmartBank: Estimated
Tier 1 leverage 11.26% 10.57% 10.98% 11.17% 9.71%
Common equity Tier 1 10.90% 12.30% 12.32% 13.13% 11.30%
Tier 1 capital 10.90% 12.30% 12.32% 13.13% 11.30%
Total capital 11.30% 12.86% 12.89% 13.71% 11.88%


SmartFinancial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (unaudited)
(In thousands)
BALANCE SHEET
Ending Balances
December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
Assets
Cash & cash equivalents $113,027 $84,098 $82,835 $55,548 $68,748
Securities available for sale 151,945 115,535 132,762 137,133 129,422
Other investments 6,081 6,081 6,080 5,628 5,628
Total investment securities 158,025 121,616 138,842 142,761 135,050
Total loans 1,323,283 871,679 865,421 807,539 813,376
Allowance for loan losses (5,860) (5,393) (5,498) (5,152) (5,105)
Loans net 1,317,423 866,286 859,923 802,387 808,271
Premises and equipment 43,000 33,778 33,765 30,802 30,535
Foreclosed assets 3,254 2,888 2,369 2,371 2,386
Goodwill and other intangibles 50,837 7,414 7,492 6,583 6,636
Cash surrender value of life insurance 21,647 11,484 11,392 1,329 1,321
Other assets 13,582 8,258 8,861 9,305 9,509
Total assets $1,720,795 $1,135,822 $1,145,479 $1,051,086 $1,062,456
Liabilities
Non-interest demand $220,520 $185,386 $183,324 $160,673 $153,483
Interest-bearing demand 231,643 156,953 156,150 167,433 162,702
Money market and savings 543,645 306,358 324,014 274,994 274,605
Time deposits 442,774 311,490 318,147 286,600 316,275
Total deposits 1,438,582 960,187 981,635 889,700 907,065
Repurchase agreements 24,055 26,542 22,946 23,153 26,622
FHLB & other borrowings 43,600 6,000 60 18,505
Other liabilities 8,706 6,505 6,164 5,622 5,024
Total liabilities 1,514,943 999,234 1,010,745 918,535 957,216
Shareholders' Equity
Preferred stock 12
Common stock 11,152 8,243 8,219 8,211 5,896
Additional paid-in capital 174,009 107,065 106,794 106,703 83,463
Retained earnings 21,889 21,654 19,969 18,320 16,871
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,198) (374) (248) (683) (1,002)
Total shareholders' equity 205,852 136,588 134,734 132,551 105,240
Total liabilities & shareholders' equity $1,720,795 $1,135,822 $1,145,479 $1,051,086 $1,062,456


SmartFinancial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
INCOME STATEMENT
Three months ended
December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
Interest Income
Loans, including fees $16,357 $11,491 $10,747 $10,210 $10,324
Investment securities 770 740 692 661 570
Other interest income 117 86 78 73 83
Total interest income 17,244 12,317 11,517 10,944 10,977
Interest Expense
Deposits 1,807 1,373 1,241 1,098 1,066
Repurchase agreements 15 15 16 16 17
FHLB and other borrowings 81 5 12 15 37
Total interest expense 1,903 1,393 1,269 1,129 1,121
Net interest income 15,341 10,924 10,249 9,815 9,856
Provision for loan losses 442 30 298 12 171
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 14,898 10,894 9,951 9,803 9,685
Non-interest income
Service charges on deposit accounts 524 294 291 265 277
Gain on securities 144
Gain on sale of loans and other assets 366 224 405 280 242
Gain (loss) on sale of foreclosed assets (5) (27) 1 (16) 6
Other non-interest income 691 585 556 402 422
Total non-interest income 1,576 1,220 1,253 932 948
Non-interest expense
Salaries and employee benefits 6,272 5,035 4,758 4,679 4,422
Occupancy expense 1,217 1,114 963 978 875
FDIC premiums 150 102 61 153 166
Foreclosed asset expense 53 20 12 (1) 37
Marketing 167 177 129 164 79
Data Processing 583 483 475 333 541
Professional expenses 602 472 473 538 558
Amortization of other intangibles 155 78 61 53 39
Service contracts 426 363 313 296 281
Merger expense 1,694 303 420
Other non-interest expense 1,242 1,400 1,164 952 1,028
Total non-interest expense 12,561 9,547 8,829 8,145 8,026
Earnings before income taxes 3,913 2,567 2,374 2,590 2,607
Income tax expense 3,875 882 726 946 960
Net income 38 1,685 1,648 1,644 1,647
Dividends on preferred stock 195 270
Net income available to common shareholders $38 $1,685 $1,648 $1,449 $1,377
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE
Basic $0.00 $0.20 $0.20 $0.19 $0.23
Diluted 0.00 0.20 0.20 0.19 0.22
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 10,552 8,235 8,217 7,525 5,891
Diluted 10,709 8,333 8,326 7,631 6,206


SmartFinancial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (unaudited)
(In thousands)
YIELD ANALYSIS
Three Months Ended December 31, 2017 Three Months Ended September 30, 2017 Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
Average Yield/ Average Yield/ Average Yield/
Balance Interest* Cost* Balance Interest * Cost* Balance Interest* Cost*
Assets
Loans $1,160,599 $16,362 5.61% $868,352 $11,496 5.25% $799,397 $10,329 5.14%
Investment securities and interest bearing due froms 131,215 781 2.37% 142,089 757 2.11% 155,426 586 1.50%
Federal funds and other 25,905 117 1.80% 31,864 86 1.07% 14,266 83 2.31%
Total interest-earning assets 1,317,719 17,260 5.21% 1,042,305 12,339 4.70% 969,089 10,998 4.51%
Non-interest-earning assets 170,441 96,147 53,721
Total assets $1,488,160 $1,138,452 $1,031,887
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Interest-bearing demand deposits $195,783 $213 0.43% $153,838 $118 0.30% $151,108 $78 0.21%
Money market and savings deposits 462,674 488 0.42% 329,933 519 0.62% 273,257 318 0.46%
Time deposits 398,142 1,106 1.11% 311,668 736 0.94% 295,529 670 0.90%
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,056,599 1,807 0.68% 795,439 1,373 0.68% 719,894 1,066 0.59%
Securities sold under agreement to repurchase 20,226 15 0.30% 20,589 15 0.29% 21,848 17 0.31%
Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowings 8,281 81 3.89% 381 5 5.21% 23,823 37 0.62%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,085,106 1,903 0.70% 816,409 1,393 0.68% 765,565 1,120 0.58%
Noninterest-bearing deposits 203,457 179,968 154,171
Other liabilities 15,302 5,978 6,514
Total liabilities 1,303,865 1,002,355 926,244
Shareholders’ equity 184,295 136,097 105,643
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $1,488,160 $1,138,452 $1,031,887
Net interest income, taxable equivalent $15,357 $10,946 $9,878
Interest rate spread 4.51% 4.02% 3.93%
Tax equivalent net interest margin 4.64% 4.17% 4.06%
Percentage of average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 121.44% 127.67% 126.6%
Percentage of average equity to average assets 12.38% 11.95% 10.24%
*Taxable equivalent basis


SmartFinancial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (unaudited)
(In thousands, except for per share data)
Three months ended
December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
Net interest income, Taxable Equivalent
Net interest income (GAAP) $15,341 $10,924 $10,248 $9,815 $9,856
Taxable equivalent adjustment 16 22 21 21 22
Net interest income, Taxable Equivalent (Non-GAAP) $15,357 $10,946 $10,269 $9,836 $9,878
Operating Earnings
Net income (GAAP) $38 $1,685 $1,648 $1,644 $1,647
Securities (gains) losses (144)
Foreclosed assets (gains) losses
5 27 15 (6)
Merger and conversion costs 1,694 303 420
Revaluation of deferred tax assets due to change in tax law 2,482
Income tax effect of adjustments (508) (36) (3) (6) 2
Net operating earnings (Non-GAAP) 3,710 1,836 2,065 1,653 1,643
Dividends on preferred stock (195) (270)
Net operating earnings available to common shareholders (Non-GAAP) $3,710 $1,836 $2,065 $1,458 $1,373
Net operating earnings per common share:
Basic $0.35 $0.22 $0.25 $0.19 $0.23
Diluted 0.35 0.22 0.25 0.19 0.22
Operating Efficiency Ratio
Efficiency ratio (GAAP) 74.25% 78.62% 76.77% 75.79% 74.29%
Adjustment for taxable equivalent yields % (0.22)% (0.22)% (0.25)% (0.26)%
Adjustment for securities gains (losses) % 1.50% % % %
Adjustment for OREO gains (losses) (0.04)% (0.28)% % (0.18)% 0.08%
Adjustment for merger & conversion costs (13.48)% (3.18)% (4.76)% % %
Operating efficiency ratio (Non-GAAP) 60.73% 76.44% 71.79% 75.36% 74.11%
Loan Discount Data
Allowance for loan losses (GAAP) $5,860 $5,393 $5,498 $5,152 $5,105
Net acquisition accounting fair value discounts to loans $17,862 $8,167 $9,086 $9,831 $10,271
Tangible Common Equity
Shareholders' equity (GAAP) $205,852 $136,588 $134,734 $132,551 $105,240
Less preferred stock & preferred stock paid in capital 12,000
Less goodwill and other intangible assets 50,837 7,414 7,492 6,583 6,636
Tangible common equity (Non-GAAP) $155,015 $129,174 $127,242 $125,968 $86,604

Source:SmartFinancial, Inc.