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PNFP REPORTS DILUTED EPS OF $1.26, ROAA OF 1.38% AND ROTCE OF 15.41% FOR 4Q 2019
Excluding non-GAAP adjustments, 4Q19 diluted EPS was $1.27, ROAA was 1.39% and ROTCE was 15.49%
NASHVILLE, TN, Jan. 21, 2020 - Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq/NGS: PNFP) reported net income per diluted common share of $1.26 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2019, compared to net income per diluted common share of $1.23 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018, an increase of 2.4 percent. Net income per diluted common share was $5.22 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019, compared to net income per diluted common share of $4.64 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, an increase of 12.5 percent.
Excluding gains and losses on the sale of investment securities and ORE expense for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2019 and 2018, net income per diluted common share was $1.27 in 2019, compared to $1.25 in 2018. Excluding these items for 2019 and 2018 as well as merger-related charges in 2018, a $1.5 million loss from the sale of the non-prime automobile portfolio earlier in 2019 and $3.2 million of non-cash impairment charges related to the consolidation of five offices earlier in 2019, net income per diluted common share was $5.37 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019, compared to net income per diluted common share of $4.75 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, a growth rate of 13.1 percent.
"Given the volatile interest rate backdrop during 2019, we are very pleased to report 13 percent earnings per share growth in 2019," said M. Terry Turner, Pinnacle's president and chief executive officer. "We believe that growth rate should place us in the top quartile of our peers, which is specifically where we aim to be every year. Additionally, I'm pleased to report that our book value per share increased 11.2 percent to $56.89 per common share on Dec. 31, 2019 from $51.18 per share on Dec. 31, 2018 while tangible book value increased 19.0 percent to $32.45 per common share at Dec. 31, 2019, compared to $27.27 at Dec. 31, 2018, a growth rate that we believe will also result in top-quartile performance among our peers.
"We hired 85 revenue producers across our franchise in 2019, which followed hiring 107 in 2018, a strong indicator of our ability to produce outsized growth in the future. We also remain excited about our opportunities in the Carolinas and Virginia. We believe our integration in those markets has been tremendously successful, and we expect more opportunities in 2020 due to the health of those markets and the large number of revenue producers we have hired there. We've experienced more than 22 percent growth in both loans and client deposits since closing the acquisition. BHG had another phenomenal year, experiencing year-over-year earnings growth of 76 percent. Their business model is operating at a high level, and we believe BHG's current strategy to retain more loans on their balance sheet will serve all of us very well in 2020 and beyond. Lastly, we've announced our expansion into the Atlanta market and have hired four revenue producers there since our announcement in late December. Our hiring pipelines continue to grow in that market. Needless to say, as a result of the increased earnings capacity we have built over the last several years with these and other initiatives, we are excited about the opportunity to continue to produce outsized earnings and tangible book value growth going into 2020."
The following information was filed by Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc (PNFP) on Wednesday, January 22, 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-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.