AMERANT BANCORP INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, October 29, 2020. Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTB and AMTBB) (the “Company” or “Amerant”) today reported third quarter of 2020 net income of $1.7 million, compared to a net loss of $15.3 million reported in the second quarter of 2020 and net income of $11.9 million reported in the third quarter of 2019. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $10.2 million, compared to net income of $37.9 million reported in the nine months ended September 30, 2019. Operating income was $11.5 million in the third quarter of 2020, down 46.6% from $21.6 million in the second quarter of 2020, and down 9.8% from $12.8 million in the same period of 2019. Operating income was $49.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, up 14.5% from $43.5 million in the same period of 2019.
Annualized return on assets (“ROA”) and return on equity (“ROE”) were positive 0.08% and 0.81%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2020, compared to negative 0.75% and 7.21%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2020, and positive 0.60% and 5.81%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2019. ROA and ROE for the first nine months of 2020 were negative 0.17% and 1.62%, respectively, compared to positive 0.64% and 6.43%, respectively, for the first nine months of 2019.
Millar Wilson, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the third quarter and subsequent weeks, we pushed forward on our relationship-driven, digitally-enabled strategy and efficiency efforts, which continue to create value. We made impressive progress on our digital transformation this quarter and expect to achieve a number of important milestones in the coming quarters that further support our growth strategy. We also improved our engagement with our customers and increased our share of wallet with them. Finally, we continued to push ahead with initiatives that better align our operating structure with our business, which included the adoption of voluntary early retirement and involuntary severance plans earlier this month.”
Mr. Wilson continued, “I want to highlight a couple of notable achievements in the third quarter. First, loan deferrals and forbearance fell drastically this quarter and have continued to decline reaching $71.8 million, or just over 1% of total loans, on October 23, 2020, down from $1.1 billion, or 19% of total loans, at the start of our program in April. This represents a significant improvement to the outlook of our credit quality for future quarters. Importantly, we recorded the lowest loan loss provision so far this year. This speaks to Amerant’s solid credit management capabilities under the most difficult of conditions contributing to improved results in the third quarter. I am pleased to report that our NIM remained virtually unchanged from the
The following information was filed by Mercantil Bank Holding Corp (AMTB) on Thursday, October 29, 2020 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.