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First Western Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

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Third Quarter 2021 Summary

  • Net income available to common shareholders of $6.4 million in Q3 2021, compared to $6.3 million in Q2 2021 and $9.6 million in Q3 2020

  • Diluted EPS of $0.78 in Q3 2021, compared to $0.76 in Q2 2021 and $1.20 in Q3 2020

  • Gross revenue(1) of $25.3 million in Q3 2021, compared to $23.7 million in Q2 2021 and $31.0 million in Q3 2020

  • Total assets of $2.08 billion in Q3 2021, up 3.3% from Q2 2021 and up 5.2% from Q3 2020

  • Return on average assets of 1.27% in Q3 2021, compared to 1.22% in Q2 2021

  • Return on average shareholders’ equity of 14.88% in Q3 2021, compared to 15.17% in Q2 2021

  • Return on tangible common equity(1) of 17.01% in Q3 2021, compared to 17.47% in Q2 2021

(1) Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of our Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

DENVER, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Western Financial, Inc., (“First Western” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: MYFW), today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Net income available to common shareholders was $6.4 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2021. This compares to $6.3 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021, and $9.6 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020.

Scott C. Wylie, CEO of First Western, commented, “Our strong business development momentum continued in the third quarter, resulting in quality balance sheet growth, more operating leverage, and a higher level of earnings compared to the prior quarter. The productivity of our existing offices and the expansion of our private and commercial banking operations through the opening of new offices and adding proven banking talent has enabled us to better capitalize on the healthy economic activity in our markets and consistently generate growth in loans, deposits, and assets under management.

“Excluding PPP loans, our total loans held for investment increased at an annualized rate of 19.3% during the third quarter with growth across most areas of the portfolio. We also continue to see strong deposit inflows, with total deposits increasing 6.1% from the end of the prior quarter, with growth primarily coming in our lower-cost categories and further improving our deposit mix.

“Our loan and deposit pipelines remain consistent, which should result in another strong quarter to finish 2021. We are making good progress on our integration planning for the acquisition of Teton Financial Services, which we expect to close late in the fourth quarter of 2021 or early in the first quarter of 2022, and our teams are collaborating well to leverage the collective strengths of each organization. Combined with our continued organic growth, we believe that the accretive benefits of the Teton acquisition position us well to deliver strong earnings growth in 2022, while further increasing our geographic and revenue diversification,” said Mr. Wylie.

For the Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2021

2020

Earnings Summary

Net interest income

$

14,846

$

14,223

$

12,918

Less: provision for loan losses

406

12

1,496

Total non-interest income

10,495

9,498

18,032

Total non-interest expense

16,469

15,521

16,632

Income before income taxes

8,466

8,188

12,822

Income tax expense

2,049

1,911

3,192

Net income available to common shareholders

6,417

6,277

9,630

Adjusted net income available to common shareholders(1)

6,669

6,277

9,630

Basic earnings per common share

0.80

0.79

1.22

Adjusted basic earnings per common share(1)

0.84

0.79

1.22

Diluted earnings per common share

0.78

0.76

1.20

Adjusted diluted earnings per common share(1)

0.81

0.76

1.20

Return on average assets (annualized)

1.27

%

1.22

%

2.06

%

Adjusted return on average assets (annualized)(1)

1.32

1.22

2.06

Return on average shareholders' equity (annualized)

14.88

15.17

26.43

Adjusted return on average shareholders' equity (annualized)(1)

15.46

15.17

26.43

Return on tangible common equity (annualized)(1)

17.01

17.47

31.49

Adjusted return on tangible common equity (annualized)(1)

17.68

17.47

31.49

Net interest margin

3.14

3.01

3.07

Efficiency ratio(1)

64.97

65.41

53.40

_______________
(1) Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of our Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Operating Results for the Third Quarter 2021

Revenue

Gross revenue (1) was $25.3 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase from $23.7 million for the second quarter of 2021, due to higher net interest income and increases in all non-interest income generating areas. Relative to the third quarter of 2020, gross revenue decreased $5.7 million from $31.0 million, or 18.1%. The decrease in revenue from the prior year period was primarily due to a decrease in net gain on mortgage loans correlating with the decline in mortgage loans originated, offset by an increase in net interest income derived primarily from organic balance sheet growth and an increase in loan fees driven by an increase in Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness.

(1) Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of our Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2021 was $14.8 million, an increase of 4.4% from $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2021. The increase in net interest income was driven by a $0.6 million increase in interest income from loans, including fees, primarily due to organic balance sheet growth and an increase in net interest margin.

Relative to the third quarter of 2020, net interest income increased 14.9% from $12.9 million. The year-over-year increase in net interest income was due primarily to the increase in average interest-earning assets primarily driven by a $129.9 million increase in loans and a $87.9 million increase in interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions. The increase in net interest income was also impacted by the cost of interest-bearing deposits decreasing 12 basis points (“bps”) from the third quarter of 2020.

Net Interest Margin

Net interest margin for the third quarter of 2021 increased to 3.14% from 3.01% in the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to an improved mix of earning assets and an interest recovery of a non-performing loan in our Commercial and Industrial portfolio. On a net basis, the PPP program positively impacted net interest margin by 9 bps in the third quarter of 2021. This was driven by accelerating revenue recognition of net loan fees associated with forgiven PPP loans of $0.9 million and interest income from PPP loans of $0.2 million.

The cost of interest-bearing deposits decreased slightly to 0.29% in the third quarter of 2021, from 0.30% in the second quarter of 2021, while the yield on interest-earning assets increased to 3.42% in the third quarter of 2021, from 3.29% in the second quarter of 2021. The increase during the period was primarily due to an improved mix of earning assets.

Relative to the third quarter of 2020, the net interest margin increased from 3.07%, primarily due to an increase in the yield on loans and the cost of interest-bearing deposits decreasing 12 bps.

Non-interest Income

Non-interest income for the third quarter of 2021 was $10.5 million, an increase of 10.5% from $9.5 million in the second quarter of 2021. This was primarily due to a $0.6 million increase in gain on mortgage loans held for sale, a $0.2 million increase in trust and investment management fees, and a $0.2 million increase in risk management and insurance fees. Mortgage lock volume increased $55.8 million in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the second quarter of 2021, which impacted the increase of net gain on mortgage loans held for sale.

Relative to the third quarter of 2020, non-interest income decreased 41.8% from $18.0 million. The decrease was primarily due to lower mortgage segment activity, partially offset by higher trust and investment management fees.

Non-interest Expense

Non-interest expense for the third quarter of 2021 was $16.5 million, an increase of 6.1% from the second quarter of 2021 at $15.5 million. This was primarily due to a $0.6 million increase in salaries and employee benefits as a result of increased bonus expense and insurance benefits. Professional services increased $0.3 million due to expenses related to mergers and acquisition activity.

The impact of the mergers and acquisition activity is as follows:

As of or for the Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

2021

2021

2020

Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Shareholders(1)

Net income available to common shareholders

$

6,417

$

6,277

$

9,630

Plus: acquisition related expenses

332

70

Less: income tax impact

80

16

Adjusted net income available to shareholders(1)

$

6,669

$

6,331

$

9,630

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share(1)

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.78

$

0.76

$

1.20

Plus: acquisition related expenses net of income tax impact

0.03

0.01

Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1)

$

0.81

$

0.77

$

1.20

_______________
(1) Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of our Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Relative to the third quarter of 2020, non-interest expense decreased by 1.0% from $16.6 million.

The Company’s efficiency ratio(1) was 65.0% in the third quarter of 2021, compared with 65.4% in the second quarter of 2021 and 53.4% in the third quarter of 2020.

(1) Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of our Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded income tax expense of $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2021, representing an effective tax rate of 24.2%, compared to 23.3% for the second quarter of 2021. The increase in effective tax rate in the third quarter of 2021 was primarily attributable to a tax benefit related to stock-based compensation recognized in the second quarter of 2021.

Loans

Total loans held for investment, were $1.60 billion as of September 30, 2021, an increase of 1.9% from $1.57 billion as of June 30, 2021, and an increase of 6.4% from $1.51 billion as of September 30, 2020. The increase in total loans held for investment from June 30, 2021 was primarily attributable to a $33.9 million increase in the non-owner occupied CRE portfolio. In addition, our Cash, Securities, and Other portfolio increased $2.9 million or $44.1 million, excluding PPP forgiveness and borrower payments/adjustments of $41.2 million. Excluding PPP loans, total loans held for investment were $1.54 billion as of September 30, 2021, an increase of $70.9 million, or 4.8%, from the end of the prior quarter and an increase of $227.3 million, or 17.3%, from September 30, 2020.

PPP loans were $61.9 million as of September 30, 2021, a decrease of 40.0% from $103.1 million as of June 30, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, the Company has submitted loan forgiveness applications to the SBA on behalf of clients for $241.5 million and received forgiveness and funds remitted in the amount of $214.8 million from the SBA. As of September 30, 2021, there was $1.2 million remaining in net fees to be recognized upon forgiveness or repayment of PPP loans.

Deposits

Total deposits were $1.78 billion as of September 30, 2021, compared to $1.68 billion as of June 30, 2021, and $1.56 billion as of September 30, 2020. The increase in total deposits from June 30, 2021 was primarily in non-interest bearing deposits. In addition to average balance increases, total deposits as of September 30, 2021 were impacted by a significant relationship contributing an additional $60.0 million into their money market account in the third quarter of 2021, following a liquidity event in their business.

Average total deposits for the third quarter of 2021 increased $17.7 million, or 4.1% annualized, from the second quarter of 2021 and increased $260.2 million, or 17.8%, from the third quarter of 2020. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to an increase in non-interest bearing and money market deposits resulting from inflows from large commercial depositors and higher deposit balances across the Company’s clientele due to the improving economic and business environment.

Borrowings

Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) and Federal Reserve borrowings were $58.6 million as of September 30, 2021, a decrease of $62.2 million from $120.8 million as of June 30, 2021, and a decrease of $163.5 million from $222.1 million as of September 30, 2020. The decrease from September 30, 2020 and from June 30, 2021 is attributable to the participation in the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Facility (“PPPLF”) from the Federal Reserve. Borrowing from this facility is expected to trend in the same direction as the balances of the PPP loans and the resulting net decrease in PPP loans drove the decrease to the PPPLF balance. As of September 30, 2021, the PPPLF had advances of $43.6 million compared to PPP loan balance of $61.9 million.

Assets Under Management

Total assets under management (“AUM”) increased by $143.8 million during the third quarter to $6.91 billion as of September 30, 2021, compared to $6.76 billion as of June 30, 2021, and $6.13 billion as of September 30, 2020. The increase was primarily attributable to improving market conditions resulting in an increase in the value of assets under management balances, as well as contributions to existing accounts and new accounts.

Credit Quality

Non-performing assets totaled $4.4 million, or 0.21% of total assets, as of September 30, 2021, compared with $3.1 million, or 0.16% of total assets, as of June 30, 2021 and $10.4 million, or 0.53% of total assets, as of September 30, 2020. The increase in non-performing assets from the prior quarter was primarily due to one relationship being downgraded into non-accrual status, offset by continued pay downs on outstanding balances.

The Company recorded a provision of $0.4 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to a provision of $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2020. The Company recorded an immaterial provision for loan losses in the second quarter of 2021. The provision recorded in the third quarter represented general provisioning consistent with growth of the loan portfolio and the resulting allowance for loan loss is representative of continued strong credit quality in the portfolio.

Capital

As of September 30, 2021, First Western (“Consolidated”) and First Western Trust Bank (“Bank”) exceeded the minimum capital levels required by their respective regulators. As of September 30, 2021, the Bank was classified as “well capitalized,” as summarized in the following table:

September 30,

2021

Consolidated Capital

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

10.66

%

Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") to risk-weighted assets

10.66

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

14.37

Tier 1 capital to average assets

7.86

Bank Capital

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

11.02

%

CET1 to risk-weighted assets

11.02

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

11.96

Tier 1 capital to average assets

8.11

Book value per common share increased 4.1% from $21.01 as of June 30, 2021 to $21.88 as of September 30, 2021, and was up 16.3% from $18.81 as of September 30, 2020.

Tangible book value per common share (1) increased 4.8% from $17.98 as of June 30, 2021 to $18.85 as of September 30, 2021, and was up 22.6% from $15.38 as of September 30, 2020.

The Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock during the third quarter of 2021 under its stock repurchase program, which authorized the repurchase of up to 400,000 shares of its common stock. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had up to 399,574 shares remaining under the current stock repurchase authorization.

(1) Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of our Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Conference Call, Webcast and Slide Presentation

The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. MT/ 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 22, 2021. The call can be accessed via telephone at 877-405-1628. A recorded replay will be accessible through October 29, 2021 by dialing 855-859-2056; passcode 8581279.

A slide presentation relating to the third quarter 2021 results will be accessible prior to the scheduled conference call. The slide presentation and webcast of the conference call can be accessed on the Events and Presentations page of the Company’s investor relations website at https://myfw.gcs-web.com.

About First Western

First Western is a financial services holding company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with operations in Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming and California. First Western and its subsidiaries provide a fully integrated suite of wealth management services on a private trust bank platform, which includes a comprehensive selection of deposit, loan, trust, wealth planning and investment management products and services. First Western’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “MYFW.” For more information, please visit www.myfw.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Some of the financial measures included in this press release are not measures of financial performance recognized in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP financial measures include “Tangible Common Equity,” “Tangible Common Book Value per Share,” “Return on Tangible Common Equity,” “Efficiency Ratio,” “Gross Revenue,” “Allowance to Bank Originated Loans Excluding PPP,” “Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Shareholders,” “Adjusted Earnings Per Share,” “Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share,” “Adjusted Return on Average Assets,” “Adjusted Return on Average Shareholders’ Equity,” and “Adjusted Return on Tangible Common Equity”. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide both management and investors a more complete understanding of the Company’s financial position and performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental and are not a substitute for any analysis based on GAAP financial measures. Not all companies use the same calculation of these measures; therefore, this presentation may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures as presented by other companies. Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures, to GAAP financial measures are provided at the end of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release regarding our expectations and beliefs about our future financial performance and financial condition, as well as trends in our business and markets are “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” “outlook,” or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “opportunity,” “could,” or “may.” The forward-looking statements in this news release are based on current information and on assumptions that we make about future events and circumstances that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict and beyond our control. As a result of those risks and uncertainties, our actual financial results in the future could differ, possibly materially, from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release and could cause us to make changes to our future plans. Those risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects; integration risks in connection with acquisitions; the risk of geographic concentration in Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming and California; the risk of changes in the economy affecting real estate values and liquidity; the risk in our ability to continue to originate residential real estate loans and sell such loans; risks specific to commercial loans and borrowers; the risk of claims and litigation pertaining to our fiduciary responsibilities; the risk of competition for investment managers and professionals; the risk of fluctuation in the value of our investment securities; the risk of changes in interest rates; and the risk of the adequacy of our allowance for loan losses and the risk in our ability to maintain a strong core deposit base or other low-cost funding sources. Additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties to which our business and future financial performance are subject is contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 12, 2021 (“Form 10-K”), and other documents we file with the SEC from time to time. We urge readers of this news release to review the “Risk Factors” section our Form 10-K and any updates to those risk factors set forth in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and our other filings with the SEC. Also, our actual financial results in the future may differ from those currently expected due to additional risks and uncertainties of which we are not currently aware or which we do not currently view as, but in the future may become, material to our business or operating results. Due to these and other possible uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this news release, which speak only as of today’s date, or to make predictions based solely on historical financial performance. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Additional Information about the Acquisition and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed acquisition, First Western filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-260078) to register the shares of First Western common stock to be issued to the shareholders of Teton Financial Services. The registration statement includes a proxy statement/prospectus which will be sent to the shareholders of Teton Financial Services seeking their approval of the acquisition and related matters. In addition, First Western may file other relevant documents concerning the proposed acquisition with the SEC.

SHAREHOLDERS OF TETON FINANCIAL SERVICES. ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4 AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS INCLUDED WITHIN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FIRST WESTERN, TETON FINANCIAL SERVICES. AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

Investors and shareholders may obtain free copies of these documents through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus also may be obtained by directing a request by telephone or mail to First Western Financial, Inc., 1900 16th Street, Suite 1200, Denver CO, 80202, Attention: Investor Relations (telephone: (877) 505-1281), or by accessing First Western’s website at www.myfw.com under “Investor Relations.” The information on First Western’s website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this release or incorporated into other filings it makes with the SEC.

Participants in the Solicitation

First Western, Teton Financial Services, Inc. and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Teton Financial Services in connection with the acquisition. Information about the directors and executive officers of First Western is set forth in the proxy statement for First Western’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders filed with the SEC on April 29, 2021. Additional information regarding the interests of these participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the acquisition may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus regarding the acquisition when it becomes available.

Contacts:
Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tony Rossi
310-622-8221
MYFW@finprofiles.com
IR@myfw.com

First Western Financial, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (unaudited)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

2021

2021

2020

Interest and dividend income:

Loans, including fees

$

15,861

$

15,287

$

14,138

Investment securities

180

169

173

Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions

105

92

99

Total interest and dividend income

16,146

15,548

14,410

Interest expense:

Deposits

829

866

1,067

Other borrowed funds

471

459

425

Total interest expense

1,300

1,325

1,492

Net interest income

14,846

14,223

12,918

Less: provision for loan losses

406

12

1,496

Net interest income, after provision for loan losses

14,440

14,211

11,422

Non-interest income:

Trust and investment management fees

5,167

5,009

4,814

Net gain on mortgage loans

4,480

3,914

12,304

Bank fees

458

394

340

Risk management and insurance fees

300

92

483

Income on company-owned life insurance

90

89

91

Other

Total non-interest income

10,495

9,498

18,032

Total income before non-interest expense

24,935

23,709

29,454

Non-interest expense:

Salaries and employee benefits

10,229

9,643

10,212

Occupancy and equipment

1,550

1,443

1,619

Professional services

1,660

1,370

1,288

Technology and information systems

945

904

1,032

Data processing

912

1,093

1,038

Marketing

397

398

395

Amortization of other intangible assets

5

4

4

Provision on other real estate owned

100

Other

771

666

944

Total non-interest expense

16,469

15,521

16,632

Income before income taxes

8,466

8,188

12,822

Income tax expense

2,049

1,911

3,192

Net income available to common shareholders

$

6,417

$

6,277

$

9,630

Earnings per common share:

Basic

$

0.80

$

0.79

$

1.22

Diluted

$

0.78

$

0.76

$

1.20

First Western Financial, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (unaudited)

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)

2021

2021

2020

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents:

Cash and due from banks

$

2,829

$

2,921

$

2,867

Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions

307,406

286,168

247,491

Total cash and cash equivalents

310,235

289,089

250,358

Available-for-sale securities, at fair value

32,233

25,532

40,654

Correspondent bank stock, at cost

1,772

2,053

1,295

Mortgage loans held for sale

51,309

48,563

89,872

Loans, net of allowance of $12,964, $12,552 and $11,845

1,590,086

1,558,508

1,494,231

Premises and equipment, net

6,344

5,885

5,116

Accrued interest receivable

6,306

5,986

6,730

Accounts receivable

5,500

4,923

4,821

Other receivables

1,553

1,056

1,497

Other real estate owned, net

558

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

24,246

24,250

24,263

Deferred tax assets, net

5,926

5,742

6,405

Company-owned life insurance

15,715

15,626

15,359

Other assets

25,047

22,091

28,738

Assets held for sale

3,000

Total assets

$

2,076,272

$

2,009,304

$

1,972,897

Liabilities

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing

$

596,635

$

555,106

$

472,963

Interest-bearing

1,185,664

1,123,947

1,090,709

Total deposits

1,782,299

1,679,053

1,563,672

Borrowings:

FHLB and Federal Reserve borrowings

58,564

120,762

222,075

Subordinated notes

39,010

24,261

14,447

Accrued interest payable

357

312

347

Other liabilities

20,913

16,930

22,639

Liabilities held for sale

141

Total liabilities

1,901,143

1,841,318

1,823,321

Shareholders’ Equity

Total shareholders’ equity

175,129

167,986

149,576

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

2,076,272

$

2,009,304

$

1,972,897

First Western Financial, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (unaudited)

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)

2021

2021

2020

Loan Portfolio

Cash, Securities and Other(1)

$

293,837

$

290,907

$

371,481

Construction and Development

132,141

127,141

105,717

1-4 Family Residential

502,439

496,101

446,959

Non-Owner Occupied CRE

358,369

324,493

243,564

Owner Occupied CRE

167,638

178,847

154,138

Commercial and Industrial

148,959

155,526

185,625

Total loans held for investment

1,603,383

1,573,015

1,507,484

Deferred (fees) costs and unamortized premiums/(unaccreted discounts), net

(333

)

(1,955

)

(1,408

)

Gross loans

$

1,603,050

$

1,571,060

$

1,506,076

Mortgage loans held for sale

$

51,309

$

48,563

$

89,872

Deposit Portfolio

Money market deposit accounts

$

905,196

$

840,073

$

805,634

Time deposits

137,015

137,499

177,391

Negotiable order of withdrawal accounts

137,833

141,076

101,708

Savings accounts

5,620

5,299

5,976

Total interest-bearing deposits

1,185,664

1,123,947

1,090,709

Noninterest-bearing accounts

596,635

555,106

472,963

Total deposits

$

1,782,299

$

1,679,053

$

1,563,672

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(1) Includes PPP loans.

First Western Financial, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (unaudited) (continued)

As of or for the Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)

2021

2021

2020

Average Balance Sheets

Assets

Interest-earning assets:

Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions

$

266,614

$

292,615

$

178,756

Available-for-sale securities

29,130

26,474

40,528

Loans

1,592,800

1,573,553

1,462,872

Interest-earning assets

1,888,544

1,892,642

1,682,156

Mortgage loans held for sale

54,717

86,760

94,714

Total interest-earning assets, plus mortgage loans held for sale

1,943,261

1,979,402

1,776,870

Allowance for loan losses

(12,740

)

(12,540

)

(10,965

)

Noninterest-earning assets

92,901

93,629

101,874

Total assets

$

2,023,422

$

2,060,491

$

1,867,779

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Interest-bearing deposits

$

1,160,433

$

1,165,734

$

1,045,321

FHLB and Federal Reserve borrowings

81,307

148,869

222,225

Subordinated notes

29,236

24,252

14,445

Total interest-bearing liabilities

1,270,976

1,338,855

1,281,991

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

Noninterest-bearing deposits

562,569

539,613

417,502

Other liabilities

17,359

16,558

22,564

Total noninterest-bearing liabilities

579,928

556,171

440,066

Total shareholders’ equity

172,518

165,465

145,722

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

2,023,422

$

2,060,491

$

1,867,779

Yields/Cost of funds (annualized)

Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions

0.16

%

0.13

%

0.22

%

Available-for-sale securities

2.47

2.55

1.71

Loans

3.98

3.89

3.87

Interest-earning assets

3.42

3.29

3.43

Mortgage loans held for sale

2.97

2.88

2.72

Total interest-earning assets, plus mortgage loans held for sale

3.41

3.27

3.39

Interest-bearing deposits

0.29

0.30

0.41

FHLB and Federal Reserve borrowings

0.40

0.31

0.37

Subordinated notes

5.32

5.64

6.12

Total interest-bearing liabilities

0.41

0.40

0.47

Net interest margin

3.14

3.01

3.07

Net interest rate spread

3.01

2.89

2.96

First Western Financial, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (unaudited) (continued)

As of or for the Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

2021

2021

2020

Asset Quality

Non-performing loans

$

4,358

$

3,120

$

9,881

Non-performing assets

4,358

3,120

10,439

Net charge-offs/(recoveries)

(6

)

(1

)

5

Non-performing loans to total loans

0.27

%

0.20

%

0.66

%

Non-performing assets to total assets

0.21

0.16

0.53

Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans

297.48

402.31

119.88

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

0.81

0.80

0.79

Allowance for loan losses to bank originated loans excluding PPP(1)

0.91

0.93

1.00

Net charge-offs/(recoveries) to average loans(2)

0.00

0.00

0.00

Assets Under Management

$

6,905,935

$

6,762,179

$

6,131,179

Market Data

Book value per share at period end

$

21.88

$

21.01

$

18.81

Tangible book value per common share(1)

18.85

17.98

15.38

Weighted average outstanding shares, basic

7,979,869

7,961,785

7,911,871

Weighted average outstanding shares, diluted

8,246,353

8,213,900

8,019,007

Shares outstanding at period end

8,002,874

7,994,832

7,951,749

Consolidated Capital

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

10.66

%

10.68

%

9.88

%

CET1 to risk-weighted assets

10.66

10.68

9.88

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

14.37

13.45

12.03

Tier 1 capital to average assets

7.86

7.75

7.52

Bank Capital

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

11.02

%

11.03

%

10.28

%

CET1 to risk-weighted assets

11.02

11.03

10.28

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

11.96

11.99

11.26

Tier 1 capital to average assets

8.11

7.98

7.81

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(1) Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of our Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
(2) Value results in an immaterial amount.

First Western Financial, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (unaudited) (continued)

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

As of or for the Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

2021

2021

2020

Tangible Common Equity

Total shareholders' equity

$

175,129

$

167,986

$

149,576

Less: goodwill and other intangibles, net

24,246

24,250

24,263

Less: intangibles held for sale(1)

3,000

Tangible common equity

$

150,883

$

143,736

$

122,313

Common shares outstanding, end of period

8,002,874

7,994,832

7,951,749

Tangible common book value per share

$

18.85

$

17.98

$

15.38

Net income available to common shareholders

$

6,417

$

6,277

$

9,630

Return on tangible common equity (annualized)

17.01

%

17.47

%

31.49

%

Efficiency

Non-interest expense

$

16,469

$

15,521

$

16,632

Less: amortization

5

4

4

Less: provision on other real estate owned

100

Adjusted non-interest expense

$

16,464

$

15,517

$

16,528

Net interest income

$

14,846

$

14,223

$

12,918

Non-interest income

10,495

9,498

18,032

Total income

$

25,341

$

23,721

$

30,950

Efficiency ratio

64.97

%

65.41

%

53.40

%

Gross Revenue

Total income before non-interest expense

$

24,935

$

23,709

$

29,454

Plus: provision for loan losses

406

12

1,496

Gross revenue

$

25,341

$

23,721

$

30,950

Allowance to Bank Originated Loans Excluding PPP

Total loans held for investment

$

1,603,383

$

1,573,015

$

1,507,484

Less: loans acquired

117,465

116,052

124,689

Less: bank originated PPP loans

61,838

102,359

193,213

Bank originated loans excluding PPP

$

1,424,080

$

1,354,604

$

1,189,582

Allowance for loan losses

$

12,964

$

12,552

$

11,845

Allowance for loan losses to bank originated loans excluding PPP

0.91

%

0.93

%

1.00

%

_______________
(1) Represents only the intangible portion of Assets held for sale.

First Western Financial, Inc.
Consolidated Financial Summary (unaudited) (continued)

As of or for the Three Months Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

2021

2021

2020

Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Shareholders

Net income available to common shareholders

$

6,417

$

6,277

$

9,630

Plus: acquisition related expenses

332

70

Less: income tax impact

80

16

Adjusted net income available to shareholders

$

6,669

$

6,331

$

9,630

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share

$

0.80

$

0.79

$

1.22

Plus: acquisition related expenses net of income tax impact

0.04

0.01

Adjusted basic earnings per share

$

0.84

$

0.80

$

1.22

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.78

$

0.76

$

1.20

Plus: acquisition related expenses net of income tax impact

0.03

0.01

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.81

$

0.77

$

1.20

Adjusted Return on Average Assets (annualized)

Return on average assets

1.27

%

1.22

%

2.06

%

Plus: acquisition related expenses net of income tax impact

0.05

0.01

Adjusted return on average assets

1.32

%

1.23

%

2.06

%

Adjusted Return on Average Shareholders' Equity (annualized)

Return on average shareholders' equity

14.88

%

15.17

%

26.43

%

Plus: acquisition related expenses net of income tax impact

0.58

0.13

Adjusted return on average shareholders' equity

15.46

%

15.30

%

26.43

%

Adjusted Return on Tangible Common Equity (annualized)

Return on tangible common equity

17.01

%

17.47

%

31.49

%

Plus: acquisition related expenses net of income tax impact

0.67

0.15

Adjusted return on tangible common equity

17.68

%

17.62

%

31.49

%


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