Columbia Banking System Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results and Quarterly Cash Dividend

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  • Document full 12 months web earnings of $250.2 million and diluted earnings per share of $3.20

  • Document quarterly web earnings of $68.9 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.88, which included a $0.05 per share discount stemming from merger-related bills

  • Web curiosity margin of three.64%, a rise of 17 foundation factors from the linked quarter

  • Fourth quarter mortgage manufacturing of $402.5 million and full 12 months manufacturing of $2.20 billion

  • Nonperforming property to period-end property ratio of 0.07%

  • Anticipate to shut the merger with Umpqua Holdings after shut of enterprise on February 28, 2023, topic to the satisfaction of closing circumstances

  • Common money dividend declared of $0.30 per share

TACOMA, Wash, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) (“Columbia“, “we” or “us”), the mother or father firm of Columbia Financial institution (the “Financial institution”), introduced report earnings for the fourth quarter of $68.9 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.88. Clint Stein, President and Chief Govt Officer mentioned at the moment upon the discharge of Columbia’s earnings, “Phrases can not describe how proud I’m of what our staff achieved in 2022. Their willpower and dedication to our stakeholders resulted in report efficiency for the quarter and 12 months whereas making ready for our transformative merger with Umpqua Holdings.” He continued, “Document annual and quarterly income and earnings replicate the continued vitality, dedication and self-discipline of our bankers on our frontline and in our again workplace as they proceed to focus on doing what’s greatest for our prospects and communities over the long run.”

Columbia Banking System Brand. (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Banking System, Inc.)

Steadiness Sheet

Complete property at December 31, 2022 had been $20.27 billion, a lower of $139.5 million from the linked quarter. Loans had been $11.61 billion, down $81.3 million from September 30, 2022, primarily attributable to mortgage funds partially offset by mortgage originations of $402.5 million. Debt securities in whole had been $6.62 billion, a lower of $156.2 million from $6.78 billion at September 30, 2022 considerably pushed by maturities and repayments partially offset by truthful worth motion associated to the available-for-sale portfolio. Complete deposits at December 31, 2022 had been $16.71 billion, a lower of $1.23 billion from September 30, 2022. The deposit combine remained constant from September 30, 2022 with 50% noninterest-bearing and 50% interest-bearing.

Chris Merrywell, Columbia’s Govt Vice President and Chief Working Officer, said, “Whereas loans declined barely in the course of the quarter from regular seasonality, mortgage progress for the 12 months was sturdy and the general mortgage portfolio yield rose as we selectively thought-about the long-term impression of offers in our pipeline.” He continued, “We proceed to deal with the entire consumer relationship together with loans, deposits and investments.”

Revenue Assertion

Web Curiosity Revenue

Web curiosity earnings for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $166.7 million, a rise of $4.2 million from the linked quarter and a rise of $21.2 million from the prior-year interval. The rise from the linked quarter was primarily resulting from larger mortgage curiosity earnings because of elevated common charges partially offset by decrease curiosity earnings from securities resulting from decreased common balances. As well as, there was larger curiosity expense resulting from elevated common balances and better charges of FHLB advances and elevated deposit curiosity expense pushed by larger common charges. The rise in web curiosity earnings from the prior-year interval was primarily resulting from larger curiosity earnings from loans partially offset by larger deposit curiosity expense resulting from larger common charges, elevated common balances of FHLB advances and decrease curiosity earnings from securities. For extra data relating to web curiosity earnings, see the “Web Curiosity Margin” part and the “Common Balances and Charges” tables.

Provision for Credit score Losses

Columbia recorded a $2.4 million provision for credit score losses for the fourth quarter of 2022 in comparison with a $5.3 million provision for the linked quarter and an $11.1 million provision for the comparable quarter in 2021. The supply for credit score losses was primarily resulting from a much less favorable financial forecast.

Noninterest Revenue

Noninterest earnings was $23.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, a lower of $3.3 million from the linked quarter and a lower of $909 thousand from the fourth quarter of 2021. The linked quarter lower was primarily resulting from a $3.7 million acquire from the sale-leaseback of owned actual property recorded within the prior interval partially offset by present quarter financial institution owned life insurance coverage positive aspects of $354 thousand. The lower in noninterest earnings in the course of the fourth quarter of 2022 in comparison with the identical quarter in 2021 was primarily resulting from decrease mortgage income, principally a results of decrease mortgage banking income and loan-related charges. This was partially offset by larger monetary providers income and elevated deposit account and treasury administration charges.

Noninterest Expense

Complete noninterest expense for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $100.5 million, a lower of $941 thousand in comparison with the third quarter of 2022. Complete merger-related bills for the quarter had been $4.9 million, which compares to the linked quarter of $3.2 million. The most important contributor to the lower in noninterest expense was associated to decrease web mortgage bills and decrease compensation and worker advantages pushed by decreased incentive expense. This was partially offset by elevated merger-related information processing and authorized bills incurred in the course of the quarter. In comparison with the fourth quarter of 2021, noninterest expense decreased $2.1 million, principally attributable to a lower in merger-related compensation and worker profit bills associated to our fourth quarter 2021 acquisition of Financial institution of Commerce Holdings. Decreased merger-related bills additionally contributed to the lower from the prior-year interval.

The supply for credit score losses on unfunded mortgage commitments, a element of different noninterest expense, for the durations indicated are as follows:

 

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2022

2022

2021

2022

2021

(in hundreds)

Provision (recapture) for credit score losses on unfunded
      mortgage commitments

$          (500)

$          (500)

$       (2,000)

$          (500)

$            200

 

Web Curiosity Margin

Columbia’s web curiosity margin (tax equal) for the fourth quarter of 2022 was 3.64%, a rise of 17 foundation factors from the linked quarter and a rise of 59 foundation factors from the prior-year interval. The rise within the web curiosity margin (tax equal) in comparison with the linked quarter and prior-year interval was predominantly pushed by larger common mortgage charges and a stronger incomes property combine. This was partially offset by a shift within the funding combine from deposits to higher-costing FHLB advances. The typical price of whole deposits for the quarter was 18 foundation factors in comparison with 10 foundation factors for the linked quarter. The rise was predominantly associated to larger charges related to public funds deposits and cash market accounts. For extra data relating to web curiosity margin, see the “Common Balances and Charges” tables.

Columbia’s working web curiosity margin (tax equal)1 was 3.67% for the fourth quarter of 2022, a rise of 17 foundation factors from the linked quarter and a rise of 59 foundation factors from the prior-year interval. The rise within the working web curiosity margin for the fourth quarter of 2022 in comparison with the linked quarter and the prior-year interval had been each resulting from larger common mortgage charges and a stronger incomes property combine partially offset by a higher-costing funding combine as famous above.

Aaron James Deer, Columbia’s Govt Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer, mentioned, “Our margin benefited from the continued impression of rising charges on the mortgage portfolio, which was partly offset by the impression of the shift in funding combine from deposits to higher-costing borrowings.” He continued, “Our price of funds remains to be among the many lowest within the trade on the energy of our low-cost, relationship-focused deposit base.”

Asset High quality

Nonperforming property to whole property had been 0.07% at December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022. Complete nonperforming property decreased $44 thousand from the linked quarter, primarily resulting from decreases in industrial enterprise, industrial actual property and different shopper nonaccrual loans, practically offset by will increase in agriculture and one-to-four household residential actual property nonaccrual loans.

The next desk units forth data relating to nonaccrual loans and whole nonperforming property:

 

December 31, 2022

September 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

(in hundreds)

Nonaccrual loans:

Business loans:

Business actual property

$                    3,244

$                    3,431

$                    1,872

Business enterprise

5,133

7,181

13,321

Agriculture

4,367

2,179

5,396

Shopper loans:

One-to-four household residential actual property

685

602

2,433

Different shopper

12

92

19

Complete nonaccrual loans

13,441

13,485

23,041

OREO and different private property owned

381

Complete nonperforming property

$                  13,441

$                  13,485

$                  23,422

 

Nonperforming property to whole loans had been 0.12% at December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

The next desk offers an evaluation of the Firm’s allowance for credit score losses:

 

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2022

2022

2021

2022

2021

(in hundreds)

Starting steadiness

$       154,871

$       149,935

$       142,785

$     155,578

$     149,140

Preliminary ACL recorded for PCD loans acquired in the course of the interval

2,616

2,616

Cost-offs:

Business loans:

Business actual property

(728)

(299)

(1,044)

Business enterprise

(89)

(296)

(871)

(2,108)

(6,364)

Agriculture

(69)

(706)

(200)

(799)

(322)

Shopper loans:

One-to-four household residential actual property

(24)

(3)

(170)

Different shopper

(322)

(430)

(355)

(1,240)

(1,163)

Complete charge-offs

(480)

(1,432)

(2,178)

(4,449)

(9,063)

Recoveries:

Business loans:

Business actual property

35

11

63

207

633

Business enterprise

613

482

446

2,183

4,862

Agriculture

622

98

332

869

355

Development

234

9

18

387

593

Shopper loans:

One-to-four household residential actual property

27

331

150

943

907

Different shopper

116

187

246

770

735

Complete recoveries

1,647

1,118

1,255

5,359

8,085

Web (charge-offs) recoveries

1,167

(314)

(923)

910

(978)

Provision for credit score losses

2,400

5,250

11,100

1,950

4,800

Ending steadiness

$       158,438

$       154,871

$       155,578

$     158,438

$     155,578

 

The allowance for credit score losses to period-end loans was 1.36% at December 31, 2022 in comparison with 1.32% at September 30, 2022. Excluding PPP loans, the allowance for credit score losses to period-end loans2 was 1.37% at December 31, 2022 in comparison with 1.33% at September 30, 2022.

Organizational Replace

Umpqua Merger

On January 9, 2023, we introduced that we had obtained approval of the Federal Deposit Insurance coverage Company (“FDIC”) associated to the merger with Umpqua Holdings Company, the ultimate excellent regulatory approval mandatory to finish the transaction, and the deal is anticipated to shut after shut of enterprise on February 28, 2023 with a core-system conversion anticipated quickly thereafter. “The dedication and perseverance of every one in every of our associates over the previous 15 months as they labored to construct on the prevailing relationships whereas concurrently supporting and executing merger integration planning efforts has been excellent,” mentioned Clint Stein. He continued, “Each single affiliate has contributed, and I couldn’t be extra assured in what we are going to accomplish as we work to serve all of our shoppers and communities as a premier western regional financial institution.”

Heat Hearts

The 2022 “Heat Hearts Winter Drive” to finish homelessness raised $278 thousand within the fourth quarter, bringing our eight-year drive whole to $2.1 million. Funds raised this 12 months benefited practically 70 shelters throughout the Columbia Financial institution footprint. “The dedication and fervour of our associates and shoppers to assist households battling homelessness in the course of the tough winter months is inspiring,” mentioned David Moore Devine, Chief Advertising and marketing and Expertise Officer. He continued, “It has been particularly gratifying to see our associates’ care, focus and dedication to supporting the drive and their communities however obligations related to the merger and different actions.”

Money Dividend Announcement

Columbia can pay an everyday money dividend of $0.30 per frequent share on February 21, 2023 to shareholders of report as of the shut of enterprise on February 6, 2023.

Convention Name Info

Columbia’s administration will talk about the fourth quarter and full-year 2022 monetary outcomes on a convention name scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. ET). events might register for the decision to obtain dial-in particulars and their very own distinctive PIN utilizing the next hyperlink:

https://register.vevent.com/register/BIb1b0b02fb69840d9bf7c2798adcdc01a

Alternatively, the webcast may be joined by utilizing the next hyperlink:

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/sgycoxq4

A replay of the webcast will probably be accessible starting Wednesday, January 25, 2023 utilizing the hyperlink under:

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/sgycoxq4

 

About Columbia

Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) is the holding firm of Columbia Financial institution, a Washington state-chartered full-service industrial financial institution with places of work in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. The financial institution has been named one in every of Puget Sound Enterprise Journal’s Washington’s Greatest Workplaces,” greater than 10 occasions. Columbia was named on the Forbes 2022 record of “America’s Greatest Banks” marking 11 consecutive years on the publication’s record of high monetary establishments.

Extra details about Columbia may be discovered on its web site at www.columbiabank.com.

Be aware Concerning Ahead-Trying Statements

This information launch contains forward-looking statements throughout the that means of the Non-public Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements embrace, however should not restricted to, descriptions of Columbia’s administration’s expectations relating to future occasions and developments similar to future working outcomes, progress in loans and deposits, continued success of Columbia’s type of banking and the energy of the native economic system in addition to the potential results of the COVID-19 pandemic on Columbia’s enterprise, operations, monetary efficiency and prospects. The phrases “will,” “consider,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “ought to,” and “anticipate” or the unfavourable of those phrases or phrases of comparable development are supposed partially to assist determine forward-looking statements. Future occasions are tough to foretell, and the expectations described above are essentially topic to dangers and uncertainties, a lot of that are outdoors our management, which will trigger precise outcomes to vary materially and adversely. Along with discussions about dangers and uncertainties set forth on occasion in Columbia’s filings with the Securities and Trade Fee (the “SEC”), out there on the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov and the Firm’s web site at www.columbiabank.com, together with the “Danger Elements,” “Enterprise” and “Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation of Monetary Situation and Outcomes of Operations” sections of our annual experiences on Type 10-Okay and quarterly experiences on Type 10-Q (as relevant), elements which will trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these contemplated by such forward-looking statements embrace, amongst others, the next:

  • nationwide and international financial circumstances may very well be much less favorable than anticipated or might have a extra direct and pronounced impact on us than anticipated and adversely have an effect on our potential to proceed inside progress and keep the standard of our incomes property;

  • the markets the place we function and make loans might face challenges;

  • the dangers introduced by the economic system, which might adversely have an effect on credit score high quality, collateral values, together with actual property collateral, funding values, liquidity and mortgage originations and mortgage portfolio delinquency charges;

  • continued will increase in inflation, and the danger that data might differ, probably materially, from expectations, and actions taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in response to inflation and their potential impression on financial circumstances together with the potential for a recession or financial downturn;

  • dangers associated to the proposed merger with Umpqua together with, amongst others, (i) failure to finish the merger with Umpqua or sudden delays associated to the merger or both celebration’s incapacity to fulfill different closing circumstances required to finish the merger, (ii) sure restrictions in the course of the pendency of the proposed transaction with Umpqua which will impression the events’ potential to pursue sure enterprise alternatives or strategic transactions, (iii) diversion of administration’s consideration from ongoing enterprise operations and alternatives, (iv) price financial savings and any income synergies from the merger is probably not absolutely realized or might take longer than anticipated to be realized, (v) the combination of every celebration’s administration, personnel and operations is not going to be efficiently achieved or could also be materially delayed or will probably be extra expensive or tough than anticipated, (vi) deposit attrition, buyer or worker loss and/or income loss because of the proposed merger, and (vii) bills associated to the proposed merger being larger than anticipated;

  • the efficiencies and enhanced monetary and working efficiency we anticipate to comprehend from investments in personnel, acquisitions and infrastructure is probably not realized;

  • the power to efficiently combine future acquired entities;

  • rate of interest adjustments might considerably scale back web curiosity earnings and negatively have an effect on asset yields and funding sources;

  • the impact of the discontinuation or substitute of LIBOR;

  • outcomes of operations following strategic enlargement, together with the impression of acquired loans on our earnings, might differ from expectations;

  • adjustments within the scope and value of FDIC insurance coverage and different coverages;

  • adjustments in accounting insurance policies or procedures as could also be required by the Monetary Accounting Requirements Board or different regulatory companies might materially have an effect on our monetary statements and the way we report these outcomes, and expectations and preliminary evaluation regarding how such adjustments will have an effect on our monetary outcomes might show incorrect;

  • adjustments in legal guidelines and laws affecting our companies, together with adjustments within the enforcement and interpretation of such legal guidelines and laws by relevant governmental and regulatory companies;

  • elevated competitors amongst monetary establishments and nontraditional suppliers of monetary providers;

  • continued consolidation within the monetary providers trade ensuing within the creation of bigger monetary establishments which have larger assets might change the aggressive panorama;

  • the goodwill we have now recorded in reference to acquisitions might turn into impaired, which can have an antagonistic impression on our earnings and capital;

  • our potential to determine and handle cyber-security dangers, together with safety breaches, “denial of service assaults,” “hacking” and identification theft;

  • any materials failure or interruption of our data and communications methods;

  • incapacity to maintain tempo with technological adjustments;

  • our potential to successfully handle credit score threat, rate of interest threat, market threat, operational threat, authorized threat, liquidity threat and regulatory and compliance threat;

  • failure to keep up efficient inside management over monetary reporting or disclosure controls and procedures;

  • the impact of geopolitical instability, together with wars, conflicts and terrorist assaults, together with the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine;

  • our profitability measures may very well be adversely affected if we’re unable to successfully handle our capital;

  • the dangers from local weather change and its potential to disrupt our enterprise and adversely impression the operations and creditworthiness of our prospects;

  • pure disasters, together with earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, fires and different sudden occasions;

  • the impact of COVID-19 and different infectious sickness outbreaks which will come up sooner or later, which has created important impacts and uncertainties in U.S. and international markets;

  • adjustments in governmental coverage and regulation, together with measures taken in response to financial, enterprise, political and social circumstances, together with with regard to COVID-19; and

  • the consequences of any harm to our repute ensuing from developments associated to any of the objects recognized above.

Extra elements that would trigger outcomes to vary materially from these described above may be present in Columbia’s Annual Report on Type 10-Okay for the 12 months ended December 31, 2021, which is on file with the SEC and out there on Columbia’s web site, www.columbiabank.com, beneath the heading “Monetary Info” and in different paperwork Columbia recordsdata with the SEC, and in Umpqua’s Annual Report on Type 10-Okay for the 12 months ended December 31, 2021, which is on file with the SEC and out there on Umpqua’s investor relations web site, www.umpquabank.com, beneath the heading “Financials,” and in different paperwork Umpqua recordsdata with the SEC.

We consider the expectations mirrored in our forward-looking statements are affordable, primarily based on data out there to us on the date hereof. Nonetheless, given the described uncertainties and dangers, we can not assure our future efficiency or outcomes of operations and you shouldn’t place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which communicate solely as of the date hereof. Neither Columbia nor Umpqua assumes any obligation to replace forward-looking statements to replicate circumstances or occasions that happen after the date the forward-looking statements had been made or to replicate the prevalence of unanticipated occasions besides as required by federal securities legal guidelines.

 

Contacts:

Clint Stein,

Aaron James Deer,

President and

Govt Vice President and

Chief Govt Officer

Chief Monetary Officer

Investor Relations

[email protected]

253-471-4065

(COLB-ER)

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Columbia Banking System, Inc.

Unaudited

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2022

2022

2021

(in hundreds)

ASSETS

Money and due from banks

$           262,458

$           263,551

$       153,414

Curiosity-earning deposits with banks

29,283

54,124

671,300

Complete money and money equivalents

291,741

317,675

824,714

Debt securities out there on the market at truthful worth (amortized price of $5,282,846,
$5,447,566 and $5,898,041, respectively)

4,589,099

4,700,821

5,910,999

Debt securities held to maturity at amortized price (truthful worth of $1,722,778,
$1,747,282 and $2,122,606, respectively)

2,034,792

2,079,285

2,148,327

Fairness securities

13,425

13,425

13,425

Federal House Mortgage Financial institution (“FHLB”) inventory at price

48,160

10,560

10,280

Loans held on the market

76,843

1,251

9,774

Loans, web of unearned earnings

11,610,973

11,692,261

10,641,937

Much less: Allowance for credit score losses

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