Hancock Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Announces $50 Million Efficiency and Process Improvement Initiative

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GULFPORT, Miss., April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $48.6 million, or $.56 per diluted common share, compared to $47.0 million, or $.54, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income was $18.5 million, or $.21 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2012. Pre-tax earnings for the first quarter of 2013 and fourth quarter of 2012 included no merger-related costs. The first quarter of 2012 included pre-tax merger-related costs of $33.9 million.

Included in the Company's first quarter of 2013 results are:

  • Approximately $7.5 million pre-tax, or $.06 per diluted common share, of higher than expected loan accretion income related to cash collected on zero carrying value acquired loan pools.
  • Approximately $6.6 million pre-tax, or $.05 per diluted common share, of net loan loss provision taken on the FDIC covered portfolio.
  • Approximately $1.1 million, or $.01 per diluted common share, of one-time tax benefits related to specific tax credits.

Due to continued rate pressure on earning assets and other economic headwinds impacting overall revenue, management expects near term earnings to remain flat to slightly down from current levels.

Management expects these pressures and headwinds will continue into the foreseeable future. Therefore, as part of its ongoing planning process, management reviewed its long-term strategic plan to determine the most effective and efficient way of operating the consolidated organization. As part of this review, it was determined that certain areas of the Company needed to be right-sized or retooled, and as a result management is announcing today an efficiency and process improvement initiative designed to reduce overall annual expense levels by $50 million.   

"While it is appropriate to look back on the past year and recognize our associates' hard work in completing the core systems conversion and achieving our merger cost synergies, we must now focus on Hancock's future as one strong combined company," said Hancock's President and Chief Executive Officer Carl J. Chaney. "During this new phase of our long-term strategic planning process, it became apparent that we can no longer operate under the model of being all things to all people. We recognize that in order to overcome the challenges of both current and expected future operating environments we must make strategic decisions that could involve a change of direction in certain markets. These changes include improving the Company's profitability through short-term efficiency improvements and longer-term process improvement and re-engineering efforts. Our efforts will include reviews of both front and back office areas, a review of the current branch network, as well as a review of business models across our footprint. The Company is committed to reducing non-interest expense over the next 7 quarters, and we expect to achieve 50% of our targeted reduction by the end of the first quarter of 2014 and the remainder by the end of the fourth quarter of 2014. When fully implemented, our annualized non-interest expense will be $50 million lower than the annualized level of non-interest expense for 2013 using our first quarter of 2013 results as a base. With these expense reductions and a combination of revenue improvement and balance sheet growth, we have set a long-term sustainable efficiency ratio target of 57% to 59% beginning in 2016." 

Management expects to incur certain one-time costs such as severance, professional fees and lease buyouts in implementing the efficiency initiative, although the scale of such costs cannot currently be estimated with certainty.        

Return on average assets (ROA) was 1.03% for the first quarter of 2013 and 0.99% for the fourth quarter of 2012. ROA was 0.39% in the first quarter a year ago. Operating ROA was 1.03% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 0.98% and 0.85% in the fourth and first quarters of 2012, respectively.

The Company's pre-tax, pre-provision profit (PTPP) for the first quarter of 2013 was $77.3 million compared to $89.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $69.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. PTPP is total revenue (TE) less non-interest expense and excludes merger-related costs and securities transactions gains or losses. Included in the financial tables is a reconciliation of net income to PTPP.

Operating income for the first quarter of 2013 was $48.6 million or $.56 per diluted common share, compared to $46.6 million, or $.54, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Operating income was $40.5 million, or $.47, in the first quarter of 2012. We define operating income as net income excluding tax-effected merger-related costs and securities transactions gains or losses. Included in the financial tables is a reconciliation of net income to operating income.

Highlights & Key Operating Items from Hancock's First Quarter Results

Total assets were $19.1 billion at March 31, 2013, a decrease of $400 million from December 31, 2012. The decrease is partly related to the seasonal and short-term nature of certain balance sheet items. These items are detailed below.

Loans

Total loans at March 31, 2013 were $11.5 billion, down $95 million, or less than 1%, from December 31, 2012. Excluding the FDIC-covered portfolio, which declined approximately $39 million during the first quarter, total loans were down $56 million linked-quarter. Half of the overall decline was in commercial real estate-related credits, with the balance related to consumer loans. 

Underlying new loan activity was solid across many markets in the Company's footprint, especially Houston, Florida and Louisiana. The largest component of new activity was in the commercial and industrial (C&I) portfolio, with additional support from commercial real estate lending activity on properties used by smaller C&I customers. The Company's energy portfolio, a subset of C&I loans, totaled $960 million as of March 31, 2013, up $55 million from December 31, 2012. Overall, the C&I portfolio was essentially stable during the first quarter of 2013, as new activity was offset by expected reductions in balances owed by some larger seasonal borrowers and other normal activity in the customer base.

For the first quarter of 2013, average total loans were $11.5 billion, virtually unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2012. 

Based on current levels of activity, management expects some success in achieving net loan growth in future quarters.

Deposits

Total deposits at March 31, 2013 were $15.3 billion, down $491 million, or 3%, from December 31, 2012. Average deposits for the first quarter of 2013 were $15.3 billion, up $181 million, or 1%, from the fourth quarter of 2012. 

As noted last quarter, DDA and public fund deposits typically reflect higher balances at year-end with subsequent reductions beginning in the first quarter. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits (DDAs) totaled $5.4 billion at March 31, 2013, down $206 million, or 4%, compared to December 31, 2012. DDAs comprised 36% of total period-end deposits at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012. Interest-bearing public fund deposits totaled $1.5 billion at March 31, 2013, down $51 million, or 3%, from year-end 2012. 

Time deposits (CDs) totaled $2.3 billion at March 31, 2013, down $213 million, or 9%, from December 31, 2012. During the first quarter, approximately $600 million of time deposits matured at an average rate of .37%, of which approximately $343 million renewed at an average cost of .14%. Included in first quarter maturities are $100 million of brokered CDs with a cost of .50%. As noted last quarter, in November of 2012, the Company issued $200 million in brokered CDs as a temporary liquidity source related to the year-end expiration of the FDIC Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) Program. Half of the brokered deposits matured in February of this year with the other half scheduled to mature in May. 

Asset Quality

Non-performing assets (NPAs), which exclude loans that were credit impaired at the time of the Whitney and People's First acquisitions, totaled $229 million at March 31, 2013, down $27 million from $256 million at December 31, 2012. Non-performing assets as a percent of total loans, foreclosed and surplus real estate (ORE) and other foreclosed assets was 1.98% at March 31, 2013, compared to 2.19% at December 31, 2012. The decrease in overall NPAs during the first quarter reflects a net reduction of $22.4 million in ORE properties during the first quarter and a $4.4 million reduction in non-performing loans. 

The Company's total allowance for loan losses was $137.8 million at March 31, 2013, compared to $136.2 million at December 31, 2012.  The ratio of the allowance to period-end loans was 1.20% at March 31, 2013, up slightly from 1.18% at year-end 2012. The allowance maintained on the originated portion of the loan portfolio totaled $75.5 million, or 1.02% of related loans, at March 31, 2013, down from $78.8 million, or 1.11%, at December 31, 2012. The allowance on originated loans decreased $3.3 million, primarily due to charge-offs taken against impaired loan reserves.  Additionally, the movement of problem credits into impaired status slowed during the first quarter reflecting in part the impact of the bulk sale strategy executed in the fourth quarter of 2012. The allowance ratio for originated loans is expected to decline as the proportion of this portfolio representing new, high quality business grows, other factors held constant.

As detailed last quarter, at the end of 2012 the Company completed a bulk sale of loans with a net book value of approximately $40 million. The sale added approximately $13.7 million to the provision for loan losses, and approximately $16.2 million to net charge-offs in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Net charge-offs from the non-covered loan portfolio were $6.6 million, or .23% of average total loans on an annualized basis in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $28.0 million, or .97% of average total loans in the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding the impact of the bulk sale, non-covered net charge-offs for the fourth quarter of 2012, were $11.8 million, or .41% of average total loans. The $5.2 million reduction in net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 (excluding the impact of the bulk loan sale) reflects both a lower level of gross charge-offs and a higher than normal level of recoveries. Management does not expect this higher level of recoveries to continue.

Hancock recorded a total provision for loan losses for the first quarter of 2013 of $9.6 million, down from $28.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding the impact of the bulk sale noted above, provision expense for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $14.4 million. The provision for non-covered loans was $3.0 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $14.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, excluding the impact of the bulk sale. This decrease mainly reflects the lower level of non-covered net charge-offs noted above and the impact from the slowdown in newly identified impaired loans noted above. Management does not expect to maintain this lower level of non-covered provision in the near term.

During the first quarter of 2013 the Company recorded an $8.5 million impairment on certain pools of covered loans, with a related increase of $1.9 million in the Company's FDIC loss share receivable. Approximately $6.5 million of the impairment relates to changes in the estimated timing of cash flows. The remaining $2.0 million reflects increased credit losses and is largely offset by additional expected FDIC loss share claims. The net provision from the covered portfolio was $6.6 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. 

Net Interest Income

Net interest income (TE) for the first quarter of 2013 was $176.7 million, down $6.1 million from the fourth quarter of 2012. Average earning assets were $16.5 billion in the first quarter of 2013, up $272 million from the fourth quarter of 2012. Approximately $3.0 million of the decline was related to having 2 fewer days in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

The net interest margin (TE) was 4.32% for the first quarter of 2013, down 16 basis points (bps) from 4.48% in the fourth quarter of 2012. The core margin of 3.41% (reported net interest income (TE) excluding total net purchase accounting adjustments, annualized, as a percent of total earning assets) compressed approximately 20bps during the first quarter, mainly from a decline in the core yield on the loan portfolio of 15bps. The margin was favorably impacted during the quarter by the investment of approximately $1.0 billion of excess liquidity earning 25bps into securities yielding approximately 1.65%. The majority of the transactions were completed in late February 2013, with a full quarter's impact from the change in mix to be reflected in second quarter results.

The reported margin was also impacted in the first quarter of 2013 by approximately $7.5 million of higher than expected loan accretion related to significant cash collections on certain acquired loan pools with zero carrying value. As noted previously, changes in activity related to prepayments and payoffs in the acquired portfolio can cause quarterly accretion levels to be volatile.

As earning assets continue to reprice at lower rates, and with little opportunity to further lower funding costs, management expects 5-10 bps of compression in the core margin in the near term. All else equal, and adjusting for the volatility noted above related to loan accretion, management also anticipates compression in the reported margin of 10-20 bps in the near term.

Included in the slide presentation referenced below, is additional information on expected future levels of purchase accounting adjustments.

Non-interest Income

Non-interest income totaled $60.2 million for the first quarter of 2013, down $4.7 million, or 7%, from the fourth quarter of 2012. Included in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $.6 million of securities transaction gains. 

Service charges on deposits totaled $19.0 million for the first quarter of 2013, down $1.2 million from $20.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The linked-quarter decline reflects the impact of one less business day and higher average personal deposit account balances in the first quarter, with higher seasonal holiday activity in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Fees from secondary mortgage operations totaled $4.4 million for the first quarter of 2013, down $.8 million, or 15%, linked-quarter. The decrease reflects a slowdown in the volume of mortgage production during the first quarter of 2013.

Linked-quarter changes in trust, insurance, and investment and annuity fees reflect the volatility and seasonality of those lines of business

Non-interest Expense & Taxes

Non-interest expense for the first quarter of 2013 totaled $159.6 million, up $1.7 million, or 1%, from the fourth quarter of 2012. 

Total personnel expense was $87.9 million in the first quarter of 2013, up slightly from $87.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Other non-interest expense totaled $46.5 million for the first quarter of 2013, up $1.4 million from the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase in both line items, reflect, in part, beginning of the year seasonality in certain categories.

Amortization of intangibles totaled $7.6 million during the first quarter of 2013 compared to $7.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. 

The effective income tax rate for the first quarter of 2013 was 25%, up from 20% in the fourth quarter of 2012. The linked-quarter increase is mainly related to additional new markets tax credits and historical rehabilitation tax credits that lowered the rate for the fourth quarter of 2012. As noted earlier, an additional tax credit also impacted the overall tax rate for the first quarter of 2013. Management expects the effective tax rate to approximate 26-28% in 2013. The effective income tax rate continues to be less than the statutory rate of 35%, due primarily to tax-exempt income and tax credits. 

Capital

Common shareholders' equity totaled $2.5 billion at March 31, 2013, up almost $24 million from year-end 2012. The Company continued to build its strong capital base, and the tangible common equity (TCE) ratio improved 37bps to 9.14% at March 31, 2013. Management continues to review strategic opportunities presented by Hancock's strong capital position, including stock buybacks, organic growth, acquisitions or increased dividends. Additional capital ratios are included in the financial tables.

Conference Call and Slide Presentation

Management will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 9:00 a.m. Central Time Friday, April 26, 2013 to review the results. A live listen-only webcast of the call will be available under the Investor Relations section of Hancock's website at www.hancockbank.com. A slide presentation related to first quarter results is also posted as part of the webcast link. To participate in the Q&A portion of the call, dial (877) 564-1219 or (973) 638-3429. An audio archive of the conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of our website. A replay of the call will also be available through May 2, 2013 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, passcode 32358400. 

About Hancock Holding Company

Hancock Holding Company, the parent company of Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank, operates across a Gulf south corridor comprising south Mississippi; southern and central Alabama; southern Louisiana; the northern, central, and Panhandle regions of Florida; and Houston, Texas. The Hancock Holding Company family of financial services companies also includes Hancock Investment Services, Inc.; Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency, Inc.; corporate trust offices in Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Orlando, Florida; and Harrison Finance Company. Additional information is available at www.hancockbank.com and www.whitneybank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and we intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions therein and are including this statement for purposes of invoking these safe-harbor provisions.  Forward-looking statements provide projections of results of operations or of financial condition or state other forward-looking information, such as expectations about future conditions and descriptions of plans and strategies for the future.  

Forward-looking statements that we may make include, but may not be limited to, comments with respect to future levels of economic activity in our markets,  loan growth, deposit trends, credit quality trends, future sales of nonperforming assets, net interest margin trends, future expense levels and the ability to achieve reductions in non-interest expense or other cost savings, projected tax rates, future profitability, improvements in expense to revenue (efficiency) ratio, purchase accounting impacts such as accretion levels, the impact of the branch rationalization process, and the financial impact of regulatory requirements.

Hancock's ability to accurately project results or predict the effects of future plans or strategies is inherently limited.  Although Hancock believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results and performance could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in Hancock's forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those risk factors outlined in Hancock's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at the SEC's internet site (http://www.sec.gov).

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  Hancock does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of differences in actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such statements, except as required by law.

       
 Hancock Holding Company       
 Financial Highlights       
 (amounts in thousands, except per share data and FTE headcount)       
 (unaudited)       
       
   Three Months Ended 
  3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012
Per Common Share Data      
       
Earnings per share:      
 Basic $0.56 $0.55 $0.22
 Diluted $0.56 $0.54 $0.21
Operating earnings per share: (a)      
Basic $0.56 $0.54 $0.48
Diluted  $0.56 $0.54 $0.47
Cash dividends per share  $0.24 $0.24 $0.24
Book value per share (period-end) $29.18 $28.91 $28.02
Tangible book value per share (period-end) $19.67 $19.27 $17.99
Weighted average number of shares:      
 Basic  84,871  84,798  84,741
 Diluted  84,972  85,777  85,442
Period-end number of shares  84,882  84,848  84,770
Market data:      
 High sales price $33.59 $32.50 $36.73
 Low sales price $29.37 $29.47 $31.56
 Period end closing price  $30.92 $31.73 $35.51
 Trading volume  29,469  20,910  32,423
       
       
Other Period-end Data      
       
FTE headcount  4,197 4,235 4,752
Tangible common equity $1,669,435 $1,634,833 $1,524,985
Tier I capital $1,708,878 $1,666,042 $1,513,485
Goodwill  $625,675 $628,877 $647,216
Amortizing intangibles $181,853 $189,409 $202,772
       
Performance Ratios      
       
Return on average assets 1.03% 0.99% 0.39%
Return on average assets (operating) (a) 1.03% 0.98% 0.85%
Return on average common equity  8.05% 7.67% 3.13%
Return on average common equity (operating) (a) 8.05% 7.60% 6.86%
Return on average tangible common equity 12.04% 11.58% 4.91%
Return on average tangible common equity (operating) (a) 12.04% 11.48% 10.76%
Tangible common equity ratio  9.14% 8.77% 8.27%
Earning asset yield (TE) 4.60% 4.76% 4.81%
Total cost of funds 0.28% 0.28% 0.38%
Net interest margin (TE) 4.32% 4.48% 4.43%
Efficiency ratio (b) 64.17% 60.78% 67.81%
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of period-end loans 1.20% 1.18% 1.28%
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans + accruing loans       
 90 days past due 87.34% 81.40% 105.37%
Average loan/deposit ratio 75.30% 76.29% 73.10%
Noninterest income excluding securities transactions as a percent of  total revenue (TE) 25.40% 26.02% 25.54%
(a) Excludes tax-effected merger related expenses and securities transactions. Management believes that this is a useful financial measure because it      
enables investors to assess ongoing operations.       
(b) Efficiency ratio is defined as noninterest expense as a percent of total revenue (TE) before amortization of purchased intangibles, securities       
transactions, and merger related expenses.      
       
 Hancock Holding Company       
 Financial Highlights       
 (amounts in thousands)       
 (unaudited)       
       
   Three Months Ended 
  3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012
Asset Quality Information      
       
Non-accrual loans (c) $115,289 $121,837 $111,378
Restructured loans (d) 34,390 32,215 19,926
Total non-performing loans 149,679 154,052 131,304
ORE and foreclosed assets 79,627 102,072 156,332
Total non-performing assets $229,306 $256,124 $287,636
Non-performing assets as a percent of loans, ORE and foreclosed assets 1.98% 2.19% 2.55%
Accruing loans 90 days past due (c) $8,076 $13,244 $3,780
Accruing loans 90 days past due as a percent of loans 0.07% 0.11% 0.03%
Non-performing assets + accruing loans 90 days past due to loans, ORE and foreclosed assets 2.05% 2.31% 2.58%
       
Net charge-offs - non-covered $6,633 $28,038 $7,054
Net charge-offs - covered  3,222 3,230 16,429
Net charge-offs - non-covered as a percent of average loans 0.23% 0.97% 0.25%
       
Allowance for loan losses $137,777 $136,171 $142,337
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of period-end loans 1.20% 1.18% 1.28%
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans + accruing loans 90 days past due 87.34% 81.40% 105.37%
       
Provision for loan losses $9,578 $28,051 $10,015
       
Allowance for Loan Losses      
       
Beginning Balance $136,171 $135,591 $124,881
 Provision for loan losses before FDIC benefit - covered loans 8,484 3,996 32,552
 Benefit attributable to FDIC loss share agreement  (1,883)  (3,797)  (30,924)
 Provision for loan losses - non-covered loans (e) 2,977 27,852 8,387
Net provision for loan losses 9,578 28,051 10,015
Increase in FDIC loss share receivable  1,883 3,797 30,924
Charge-offs - non-covered (e) 11,237 30,172 13,186
Recoveries - non-covered  (4,604) (2,134) (6,132)
Net charge-offs - covered  3,222 3,230 16,429
Net charge-offs 9,855 31,268 23,483
Ending Balance $137,777 $136,171 $142,337
       
       
Net Charge-off Information       
       
Net charge-offs - non-covered:      
Commercial/real estate loans $4,304 $23,090 $4,278
Residential mortgage loans  (352) 1,372 721
Consumer loans 2,681 3,576 2,055
Total net charge-offs - non-covered  $6,633 $28,038 $7,054
       
Average loans:      
Commercial/real estate loans $8,277,057 $8,262,736 $8,017,691
Residential mortgage loans 1,626,629 1,613,919 1,549,131
Consumer loans 1,626,242 1,667,134 1,626,052
Total average loans $11,529,928 $11,543,789 $11,192,874
       
Net charge-offs - non-covered to average loans:      
Commercial/real estate loans 0.21% 1.11% 0.21%
Residential mortgage loans (0.09)% 0.34% 0.19%
Consumer loans 0.67% 0.85% 0.51%
Total net charge-offs - non-covered to average loans 0.23% 0.97% 0.25%
(c) Non-accrual loans and accruing loans past due 90 days or more do not include acquired credit-impaired loans which were written down to fair value upon acquisition and accrete interest income over the remaining life of the loan.    
(d) Included in restructured loans are $21.1 million, $15.8 million, and $5.2 million in non-accrual loans at 3/31/13, 12/31/12, and 3/31/12, respectively. Total excludes acquired credit-impaired loans.    
(e) In fourth quarter 2012, net charge-offs related to the bulk loan sale in December 2012 were approximately $16.2 million with an estimated impact on the provision of $13.7 million.     
       
 Hancock Holding Company       
 Financial Highlights       
 (amounts in thousands)       
 (unaudited)       
       
   Three Months Ended 
  3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012
Income Statement      
       
Interest income  $185,272 $191,140 $191,716
Interest income (TE) 187,998 194,075 194,665
Interest expense 11,257 11,275 15,428
Net interest income (TE) 176,741 182,800 179,237
Provision for loan losses 9,578 28,051 10,015
Noninterest income excluding       
 securities transactions  60,187 64,308 61,494
Securities transactions gains/(losses)  -- 623 12
Noninterest expense  159,602 157,920 205,463
Income before income taxes 65,022 58,825 22,316
Income tax expense 16,446 11,866 3,821
Net income $48,576 $46,959 $18,495
       
Merger-related expenses   --  -- 33,913
Securities transactions gains/(losses)  -- 623 12
Taxes on adjustments  --  (218) 11,865
Operating income (f) $48,576 $46,554 $40,531
       
Difference between interest income and interest income (TE) $2,726 $2,935 $2,949
Provision for loan losses 9,578 28,051 10,015
Merger-related expenses   --  -- 33,913
Less securities transactions gains/(losses)  -- 623 12
Income tax expense 16,446 11,866 3,821
Pre-tax, pre-provision profit (PTPP) (g) $77,326 $89,188 $69,181
       
Noninterest Income and Noninterest Expense      
       
Service charges on deposit accounts $19,015 $20,232 $16,274
Trust fees 8,692 8,273 8,738
Bank card fees  7,483 7,591 8,464
Insurance fees 3,994 3,588 3,477
Investment & annuity fees 4,577 4,743 4,415
ATM fees 3,575 3,935 4,334
Secondary mortgage market operations 4,383 5,160 4,002
Other income 8,468 10,786 11,790
Noninterest income excluding securities transactions $60,187 $64,308 $61,494
Securities transactions gains/(losses)  -- 623 12
Total noninterest income including securities transactions $60,187 $64,931 $61,506
       
Personnel expense $87,927 $87,358 $91,871
Occupancy expense (net) 12,326 12,683 14,401
Equipment expense 5,301 5,051 5,877
Other operating expense 46,493 45,098 51,097
Amortization of intangibles 7,555 7,730 8,304
Merger-related expenses  --  -- 33,913
Total noninterest expense  $159,602 $157,920 $205,463
(f) Net income less tax-effected merger costs and securities gains/losses. Management believes that this is a useful financial measure because it enables investors to assess ongoing operations.
(g) Pre-tax pre-provision profit (PTPP) is total revenue less noninterest expense, merger items, and securities transactions. Management believes that PTPP profit is a useful financial measure because it enables investors and others to assess the Company's ability to generate capital to cover credit losses through a credit cycle.
       
 Hancock Holding Company       
 Financial Highlights       
 (amounts in thousands)       
 (unaudited)       
       
   Three Months Ended 
  3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012
Period-end Balance Sheet      
       
Commercial non-real estate loans  $4,425,286 $4,433,288 $3,754,592
Construction and land development loans  992,820 989,306 1,285,214
Commercial real estate loans  2,873,403 2,923,094 2,952,569
Residential mortgage loans 1,587,519 1,577,944 1,511,349
Consumer loans 1,603,734 1,654,170 1,626,549
Total loans 11,482,762 11,577,802 11,130,273
Loans held for sale 34,813 50,605 42,484
Securities 4,662,279 3,716,460 4,393,845
Short-term investments 475,677 1,500,188 1,008,505
Earning assets 16,655,531 16,845,055 16,575,107
Allowance for loan losses (137,777) (136,171) (142,337)
Other assets 2,546,369 2,755,601 2,858,327
Total assets $19,064,123 $19,464,485 $19,291,097
       
Noninterest bearing deposits $5,418,463 $5,624,127 $5,242,973
Interest bearing transaction and savings deposits 6,017,735 6,038,003 5,995,622
Interest bearing public fund deposits 1,528,790 1,580,260 1,543,867
Time deposits 2,288,363 2,501,798 2,650,305
Total interest bearing deposits 9,834,888 10,120,061 10,189,794
Total deposits  15,253,351 15,744,188 15,432,767
Other borrowed funds 1,116,457 1,035,722 1,210,561
Other liabilities 217,215 231,297 272,566
Common shareholders' equity 2,477,100 2,453,278 2,375,203
Total liabilities & common equity $19,064,123 $19,464,485 $19,291,097
       
Capital Ratios      
       
Common shareholders' equity $2,477,100 $2,453,278 $2,375,203
Tier 1 capital (h) 1,708,878 1,666,042 1,513,485
Tangible common equity ratio  9.14% 8.77% 8.27%
Common equity (period-end) as a percent of total assets (period-end) 12.99% 12.60% 12.31%
Leverage (Tier 1) ratio (h) 9.37% 9.10% 8.18%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio (h) 13.03% 12.65% 11.52%
Total risk-based capital ratio (h) 14.69% 14.28% 13.76%
(h) estimated for most recent period-end
       
 Hancock Holding Company       
 Financial Highlights       
 (amounts in thousands)       
 (unaudited)       
       
   Three Months Ended 
  3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012
Average Balance Sheet      
       
Commercial non-real estate loans  $4,406,207 $4,316,455 $3,780,412
Construction and land development loans  975,301 1,035,401 1,267,192
Commercial real estate loans  2,895,549 2,910,880 2,970,087
Residential mortgage loans 1,626,629 1,613,919 1,549,131
Consumer loans 1,626,242 1,667,134 1,626,052
Total loans (i) 11,529,928 11,543,789 11,192,874
Securities (j) 3,929,255 3,732,815 4,194,483
Short-term investments 1,058,519 969,037 852,843
Earning assets 16,517,702 16,245,641 16,240,200
Allowance for loan losses (137,110) (136,254) (125,072)
Other assets 2,772,059 2,855,565 3,078,392
Total assets $19,152,651 $18,964,952 $19,193,520
       
Noninterest bearing deposits $5,314,648 $5,420,081 $5,359,504
Interest bearing transaction and savings deposits 5,982,345 5,930,964 5,625,963
Interest bearing public fund deposits 1,608,925 1,332,163 1,531,110
Time deposits 2,406,772 2,448,694 2,795,935
Total interest bearing deposits 9,998,042 9,711,821 9,953,008
Total deposits 15,312,690 15,131,902 15,312,512
Other borrowed funds 1,160,110 1,168,771 1,237,849
Other liabilities 231,841 229,100 268,255
Common shareholders' equity 2,448,010 2,435,179 2,374,904
Total liabilities & common equity $19,152,651 $18,964,952 $19,193,520
(i) Includes loans held for sale    
(j) Average securities does not include unrealized holding gains/losses on available for sale securities.
 
Hancock Holding Company 
Financial Highlights
(amounts in thousands) 
(unaudited) 
           
Supplemental Asset Quality Information (excluding covered assets and acquired loans) k   3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012
Non-accrual loans (l) (m)     $82,194 $87,651 $100,192
Restructured loans (n)     28,689 27,451 19,926
Total non-performing loans     110,883 115,102 120,118
ORE and foreclosed assets (o)     55,545 75,771 107,804
Total non-performing assets     $166,428 $190,873 $227,922
Non-performing assets as a percent of loans, ORE and foreclosed assets     2.24% 2.66% 4.10%
Accruing loans 90 days past due      $6,113 $7,737 $2,524
Accruing loans 90 days past due as a percent of loans     0.08% 0.11% 0.05%
Non-performing assets + accruing loans 90 days past due to loans, ORE and foreclosed assets     2.32% 2.77% 4.15%
Allowance for loan losses (p) (q)     $75,466 $78,774 $84,578
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of period-end loans     1.02% 1.11% 1.55%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans + accruing loans 90 days past due     64.50% 64.13% 68.96%
(k) Covered and acquired credit impaired loans are considered performing due to the application of the accretion method under acquisition accounting. Acquired loans are recorded at fair value with no allowance brought forward in accordance with acquisition accounting. Certain acquired loans and foreclosed assets are also covered under FDIC loss sharing agreements, which provide considerable protection against credit risk. Due to the protection of loss sharing agreements and impact of acquisition accounting, management has excluded acquired loans and covered assets from this table to provide for improved comparability to prior periods and better perspective into asset quality trends.
(l) Excludes acquired covered loans not accounted for under the accretion method of $4,221, $4,100, and $9,377.    
(m) Excludes non-covered acquired performing loans at fair value of $28,874, $30,087, and $1,809.     
(n) Excludes non-covered acquired performing loans at fair value of $5,701, $4,764, and $0.     
(o) Excludes covered foreclosed assets of $24,082, $26,301, and $48,528.     
(p) Excludes allowance for loan losses recorded on covered acquired loans of $61,868, $56,609, and $57,759.     
(q) Excludes allowance for loan losses recorded on non-covered acquired-performing loans of $443, $788 and $0.    
   
  12/31/2013
  Originated Loans  Acquired Loans (r) Covered Loans (s) Total
Commercial non-real estate loans  $2,713,385 $1,690,643 $29,260 $4,433,288
Construction and land development loans  665,673 295,151 28,482 989,306
Commercial real estate loans  1,548,402 1,279,546 95,146 2,923,094
Residential mortgage loans 827,985 486,444 263,515 1,577,944
Consumer loans 1,351,776 202,974 99,420 1,654,170
Total loans $7,107,221 $3,954,758 $515,823 $11,577,802
Change in loan balance from previous quarter $526,027 ($342,764) ($39,909) $143,354
         
  3/31/2013
  Originated Loans Acquired Loans (r) Covered Loans (s) Total
Commercial non-real estate loans  $2,900,855 $1,500,137 $24,294 $4,425,286
Construction and land development loans  697,989 269,727 25,104 992,820
Commercial real estate loans  1,562,383 1,226,854 84,166 2,873,403
Residential mortgage loans 886,232 449,500 251,787 1,587,519
Consumer loans 1,331,477 180,632 91,625 1,603,734
Total loans $7,378,936 $3,626,850 $476,976 $11,482,762
Change in loan balance from previous quarter $271,715 ($327,908) ($38,847) ($95,040)
(r) Loans which have been acquired and no allowance brought forward in accordance with acquisition accounting.
(s) Loans which are covered by loss sharing agreements with the FDIC providing considerable protection against credit risk.
 
 Hancock Holding Company 
 Average Balance and Net Interest Margin Summary 
 (amounts in thousands) 
 (unaudited) 
                   
  Three Months Ended
  3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012
  Interest Volume Rate Interest Volume Rate Interest Volume Rate
                   
Average Earning Assets                  
Commercial & real estate loans (TE) $113,296 $8,277,057 5.55% $113,004 $8,262,736 5.44% $112,509 $8,017,691 5.64%
Residential mortgage loans  25,680  1,626,629 6.31%  27,998  1,613,919 6.94%  26,422  1,549,131 6.82%
Consumer loans  26,501  1,626,242 6.61%  28,593  1,667,134 6.82%  28,562  1,626,052 7.05%
Loan fees & late charges  568  -- 0.00%  3,098  -- 0.00%  799  -- 0.00%
 Total loans (TE)  166,045  11,529,928 5.83%  172,693  11,543,789 5.95%  168,292  11,192,874 6.04%
                   
US Treasury securities  2  150 4.68%  2  150 4.65%  2  150 4.67%
US agency securities  15  5,429 1.09%  49  18,165 1.08%  1,262  219,287 2.30%
CMOs  7,091  1,534,840 1.85%  7,204  1,577,165 1.83%  6,783  1,361,132 1.99%
Mortgage backed securities  11,605  2,163,544 2.15%  10,475  1,891,704 2.22%  14,406  2,321,703 2.48%
Municipals (TE)  2,554  216,974 4.71%  2,942  238,733 4.93%  3,267  284,113 4.60%
Other securities  41  8,318 1.96%  94  6,898 5.43%  126  8,098 6.21%
 Total securities (TE) (t)  21,308  3,929,255 2.17%  20,766  3,732,815 2.21%  25,846  4,194,483 2.46%
                   
 Total short-term investments  645  1,058,519 0.25%  616  969,037 0.25%  527  852,843 0.25%
                   
 Average earning assets yield (TE) $187,998 $16,517,702 4.60% $194,075 $16,245,641 4.76% $194,665 $16,240,200 4.81%
                   
Interest-bearing Liabilities                  
Interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits  $1,659 $5,982,345 0.11% $1,719 $5,930,964 0.12% $2,181 $5,625,963 0.16%
Time deposits  4,086  2,406,772 0.69%  4,507  2,448,694 0.73%  6,889  2,795,935 0.99%
Public Funds  1,000  1,608,925 0.25%  861  1,332,163 0.26%  1,192  1,531,110 0.31%
 Total interest bearing deposits  6,745  9,998,042 0.27%  7,087  9,711,821 0.29%  10,262  9,953,008 0.41%
                   
 Total borrowings  4,512  1,160,110 1.58%  4,188  1,168,771 1.43%  5,166  1,237,849 1.68%
                   
 Total interest bearing liabilities cost $11,257 $11,158,152 0.41% $11,275 $10,880,592 0.41% $15,428 $11,190,857 0.55%
                   
Net interest-free funding sources    5,359,550      5,365,049      5,049,343  
                   
Total Cost of Funds $11,257 $16,517,702 0.28% $11,275 $16,245,641 0.28% $15,428 $16,240,200 0.38%
                   
Net Interest Spread (TE) $176,741   4.19% $182,800   4.35% $179,237   4.26%
                   
Net Interest Margin (TE) $176,741 $16,517,702 4.32% $182,800 $16,245,641 4.48% $179,237 $16,240,200 4.43%
(t) Average securities does not include unrealized holding gains/losses on available for sale securities.
Trisha Voltz Carlson
SVP, Investor Relations Manager
504.299.5208