CoBiz 10-Q 2008
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Commission File Number 001-15955
CoBiz Financial Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
There were 23,365,861 shares of the registrants Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, outstanding at October 28, 2008.
CoBiz Financial Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
CoBiz Financial Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
CoBiz Financial Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
CoBiz Financial Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of CoBiz Financial Inc. (Parent), and its wholly owned subsidiaries: CoBiz Bank (Bank); CoBiz ACMG, Inc.; CoBiz Insurance, Inc.; CoBiz GMB, Inc.; GMB Equity Partners; Financial Designs Ltd. (FDL); and Wagner Investment Management, Inc. (Wagner), all collectively referred to as the Company or CoBiz, conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and prevailing practices within the banking industry. The Bank operates in its Colorado market areas under the name Colorado Business Bank (CBB) and in its Arizona market areas under the name Arizona Business Bank (ABB).
The Bank is a commercial banking institution with nine locations in the Denver metropolitan area; two locations in Boulder; two near Vail; and eight in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In April 2007, the Bank converted from a national bank charter to a state bank charter. As a state chartered bank, deposits are insured by the Bank Insurance Fund of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bank is subject to supervision, regulation and examination by the Federal Reserve, Colorado Division of Banking and the FDIC. Pursuant to such regulations, the Bank is subject to special restrictions, supervisory requirements and potential enforcement actions. CoBiz ACMG, Inc. provides investment management services to institutions and individuals through its subsidiary Alexander Capital Management Group, LLC (ACMG). FDL provides wealth transfer, employee benefits consulting, insurance brokerage and related administrative support to individuals, families and employers. CoBiz Insurance, Inc. provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance brokerage, as well as risk management consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals. On January 2, 2008, CoBiz Insurance, Inc. acquired substantially all the assets of Bernard Dietrich & Associates (BDA), a commercial and personal property and casualty insurance brokerage serving the Phoenix market. CoBiz Insurance, Inc. will operate in the Denver metropolitan market as CoBiz Insurance Colorado and in the Phoenix metropolitan market as CoBiz Insurance Arizona. CoBiz GMB, Inc. provides investment banking services to middle-market companies through its wholly owned subsidiary, Green Manning & Bunch, Ltd. (GMB). Wagner was acquired on December 31, 2007, to supplement the investment services currently offered by ACMG. Wagner focuses on developing and delivering a proprietary investment approach with a growth bias.
All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. These financial statements and notes thereto should be read in conjunction with, and are qualified in their entirety by, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normally recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three or nine months ended September 30, 2008, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year ending December 31, 2008.
2. Recent Accounting Pronouncements
On January 1, 2007, the Company adopted Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) 06-5, Accounting for Purchases of Life Insurance Determining the Amount That Could be Realized in Accordance with FASB Technical Bulletin No. 85-4, Accounting for Purchases of Life Insurance (EITF 06-5). EITF 06-5, addresses various issues in determining the amount that could be realized under an insurance contract. Upon adoption in 2007, the Company recorded a cumulative effect adjustment of approximately $134,000 that was charged to retained earnings to reduce the amount that can be realized on insurance contracts.
On January 1, 2008, the Company adopted EITF 06-4, Accounting for Deferred Compensation and Postretirement Benefit Aspects of Endorsement Split-Dollar Life Insurance Arrangements (EITF 06-4). The ratified final consensus on this issue requires companies to recognize an obligation for the future post-retirement benefits provided to employees in the form of death benefits to be paid to their beneficiaries through endorsement split-dollar policies carried in Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), the effects of which are to be recognized through either (a) a change in accounting principle through a cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the year of adoption, or (b) a change in accounting principle through retrospective application to all
prior periods. Upon adoption, the Company recorded a cumulative effect adjustment of approximately $16,000 that was charged to retained earnings when it established the obligation for future post-retirement benefits relating to the Companys applicable endorsement split-dollar life insurance arrangements.
On January 1, 2008, the Company adopted SFAS No. 157, Fair Value Measurements (SFAS 157). SFAS 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. In October 2008, FASB Staff Position (FSP) FAS 157-3, Determining the Fair Value of a Financial Asset When the Market for That Asset Is Not Active, was issued, effective immediately for all prior periods for which financial statements have not been issued. This FSP provides clarification on the application of FASB 157 and issues to be considered when observable valuation inputs do not exist or observable inputs are from an inactive market. See Note 11 for additional discussion on fair value measurements.
On January 1, 2008, the Company adopted SFAS No. 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities Including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115 (SFAS 159). SFAS 159 permits entities to choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value at specified election dates. For financial instruments elected to be accounted for at fair value, an entity will report the unrealized gains and losses in earnings. The effect of the first remeasurement to fair value is to be recognized as a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. The Company has not elected the fair value option for any financial instruments since the adoption on January 1, 2008 and there was no impact on the consolidated financial statements relating to the adoption of SFAS 159.
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141, Business Combinations: (Revised 2007) (SFAS 141R). SFAS 141R is relevant to all transactions or events in which one entity obtains control over one or more other businesses. SFAS 141R requires an acquirer to recognize any assets and noncontrolling interest acquired and liabilities assumed to be measured at fair value as of the acquisition date. Liabilities related to contingent consideration are recognized and measured at fair value on the date of acquisition rather than at a later date when the amount of the consideration may be resolved beyond a reasonable doubt. This revised approach replaces SFAS 141s cost allocation process in which the cost of an acquisition was allocated to the individual assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their respective fair value. SFAS 141R requires any acquisition-related costs and restructuring costs to be expensed as incurred as opposed to allocating such costs to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as previously required by SFAS 141. Under SFAS 141R, an acquirer recognizes liabilities for a restructuring plan in purchase accounting only if the requirements of SFAS 146, Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities, are met. SFAS 141R allows for the recognition of pre-acquisition contingencies at fair value only if these contingencies are likely to materialize. If this criterion is not met at the acquisition date, then the acquirer accounts for the non-contractual contingency in accordance with recognition criteria set forth under SFAS 5, Accounting for Contingencies, in which case no amount should be recognized in purchase accounting. SFAS 141R is effective as of the beginning of an entitys first fiscal year that begins after December 15, 2008. The Company will evaluate the impact SFAS 141R will have on its consolidated financial statements if an acquisition occurs.
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements An Amendment of ARB No. 51 (SFAS 160). This Statement amends ARB 51 to establish accounting and reporting standards for the noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a subsidiary. It clarifies that a noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary is an ownership interest in the consolidated entity and should be reported as equity on the financial statements. SFAS 160 requires consolidated net income to be reported at amounts that include the amounts attributable to both the parent and the noncontrolling interest. Furthermore, disclosure of the amounts of consolidated net income attributable to the parent and to the noncontrolling interest is required on the face of the financial statements. SFAS 160 is effective as of the beginning of an entitys first fiscal year that begins after December 15, 2008. The Company is evaluating the impact, if any, SFAS 160 will have on its consolidated financial statements.
In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 161, Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities an amendment of FASB Statement No. 133 (SFAS 161). SFAS 161 enhances the required disclosures under SFAS 133 in order to provide the investing community additional transparency in an entitys financial statements and to more adequately disclose the impact investments in derivative instruments and use of hedging have on financial position, operating results and cash flows. SFAS 161 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after November 15, 2008, with early application allowed. The Company is currently evaluating the impact SFAS 161 will have on its disclosures as the Bank subsidiary utilizes a hedging strategy to manage its exposure to interest rate changes as well as offering certain derivative products to its customers.
In May 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 162, The Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (SFAS 162). SFAS 162 identifies the sources of accounting principles to be used in the preparation of nongovernmental entity financial statements and reflects the FASBs belief that the responsibility for selecting the appropriate and relevant accounting principles rests with the entity. The FASB does not expect SFAS 162 to change current practice but in the rare circumstance there is a change from current practice, the statement includes transition provisions. This statement is effective 60 days following the SECs approval of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board amendments to AU Section 411, The Meaning of Present Fairly in Conformity With Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The Company does not expect the guidance in this standard to have a significant impact on its consolidated financial statements.
In June 2008, the FASB issued FSP EITF 03-6-1, Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions Are Participating Securities. This FSP gives guidance on the computation of earnings per share and the impact of share-based instruments that contain certain nonforfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents. The FSP is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 31, 2008 and early application is prohibited. The Company is evaluating the impact, if any, the FSP will have on its consolidated financial statements.
Wagner Investment Management, Inc. On December 31, 2007, the Company acquired Wagner, an SEC-registered investment advisor located in Denver. The acquisition was accounted for using the purchase method of accounting. The acquisition of Wagner was completed through the purchase of all of Wagners common stock as of the purchase date. At December 31, 2007, the Company had preliminarily allocated $3,198,000 of the purchase price to goodwill, which is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. In the first quarter of 2008, the Company allocated $1,116,000 out of goodwill and into certain intangible assets consisting of a customer list, trademark and a lease intangible. An adjustment of $10,000 related to direct acquisition costs was also allocated out of goodwill. The customer list and the lease intangible will be amortized over 12 years and two years (the remaining term of the lease), respectively. The trademark will be evaluated for impairment and will not be amortized.
Bernard Dietrich and Associates, Inc. On January 2, 2008, the Company acquired substantially all the assets of Bernard Dietrich & Associates, Inc., a provider of commercial and personal property and casualty insurance brokerage, and risk management consulting services located in Phoenix. The results of operations of BDA have been included in the condensed consolidated statement of income beginning January 2, 2008.
The initial purchase price was $6,781,000, consisting of $6,750,000 in cash and $31,000 in direct acquisition costs. A deposit of $750,000 was also put into escrow for potential additional consideration. The terms of the BDA asset purchase agreement provide for deferred payments for each of the calendar years 2009 and 2010 to be paid to the former shareholders of BDA in proportion to their respective ownership immediately prior to the acquisition. The deferred payments are payable in cash from the escrowed funds of $750,000 and any interest earned. The deferred payments will be a maximum of $375,000 and $750,000 for 2009 and 2010, respectively, with the aggregate amount of total deferred payments during this two-year period capped at $750,000. The yearly deferred payments will be based on maintaining a revenue threshold as defined in the BDA asset purchase agreement. The deferred payments will be treated as additional cost of the acquisition and recorded as goodwill in accordance with EITF Issue No. 95-8, Accounting for Contingent Consideration Paid to the Shareholders of an Acquired Enterprise in a Purchase Business Combination.
The Company allocated $3,525,000 of the purchase price to goodwill, which is expected to be tax deductible, $3,200,000 to a customer list intangible asset and $56,000 to other miscellaneous assets. The customer list will be amortized over 15 years.
4. Earnings per Common Share
The weighted average shares outstanding used in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share are as follows:
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, 1,926,542 and 1,624,884 share-based awards, respectively, were excluded from the earnings per share computation solely because their effect was anti-dilutive. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, 1,034,873 and 760,345 share-based awards, respectively, were excluded from the earnings per share computation solely because their effect was anti-dilutive.
5. Comprehensive Income
Comprehensive income is the total of (1) net income plus (2) all other changes in net assets arising from non-owner sources, which are referred to as other comprehensive income. Presented below are the changes in other comprehensive income for the periods indicated.
6. Goodwill and Intangible Assets
A summary of goodwill, adjustments to goodwill and total assets by operating segment at September 30, 2008 is noted below. See Note 3 for discussion of acquisitions and adjustments.
At September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, the Companys intangible assets and related accumulated amortization consisted of the following:
The Company recorded amortization expense of $555,000 during the nine months ended September 30, 2008, compared to $355,000 in the same period of 2007. Amortization expense on intangible assets for each of the five succeeding years (excluding $170,000 to be recognized for the remaining three months of fiscal 2008) is estimated in the following table:
A summary of outstanding derivatives at September 30, 2008 and 2007 is as follows:
8. Subordinated Debentures
The Company completed a private placement of $20,384,000 Subordinated Unsecured Promissory Notes (the Notes) during the third quarter of 2008. The notes will mature in 2018, ten years after the initial issue date (August 18, 2008). The notes bear a fixed annual interest rate of 9.00%, pay interest quarterly, and can be prepaid at par without penalty at any time on or after the fifth anniversary of the initial issue date. The Notes qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory capital purposes.
A summary of the outstanding subordinated debentures at September 30, 2008 is as follows:
9. Share-Based Compensation Plans
During the first nine months of 2008 and 2007, the Company recognized compensation expense, net of estimated forfeitures, of $1,279,000 and $1,111,000, respectively, for stock-based compensation awards for which the requisite service was rendered in the period. Estimated forfeitures are periodically evaluated based on historical and expected forfeiture behavior.
The Company uses the Black-Scholes model to estimate the fair value of stock options using various interest, dividend, volatility and expected life assumptions. Expected life is evaluated on an ongoing basis using historical and expected exercise behavior assumptions.
A summary of changes in option awards for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, is as follows:
The weighted average grant date fair value of options granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $2.57.
A summary of changes in stock awards for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, is as follows:
At September 30, 2008, there was $3,751,000 of total unrecognized compensation expense related to nonvested share-based compensation arrangements granted under the Plans. The cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.55 years.
The Companys reportable segments consist of Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Investment Advisory and Trust, Insurance, and Corporate Support and Other.
The CBB and ABB banking markets are presented as a single segment, commercial banking.
The Investment Banking segment consists of the operations of GMB, which provides middle-market companies with merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of debt and equity, and other strategic financial advisory services.
The Investment Advisory and Trust segment consists of the operations of ACMG, Wagner (acquired on December 31, 2007) and CoBiz Trust. ACMG and Wagner are SEC-registered investment management firms that manage stock and bond portfolios for individuals and institutions. CoBiz Trust offers wealth management and investment advisory services, fiduciary (trust) services, and estate administration services.
The Insurance segment includes the activities of FDL and CoBiz Insurance, Inc. which operates in the metro Denver and metro Phoenix markets as CoBiz Insurance Colorado and Arizona, respectively. FDL provides employee benefits consulting and brokerage, wealth transfer planning and preservation for high-net-worth individuals, and executive benefits and compensation planning. FDL represents individuals and companies in the acquisition of institutionally priced life insurance products to meet wealth transfer and business needs. Employee benefit services include assisting companies in creating and managing benefit programs such as medical, dental, vision, 401(k), disability, life and cafeteria plans. CoBiz Insurance, Inc. provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance brokerage, as well as risk management consulting services to individuals and small and medium-sized businesses. The majority of the revenue for both FDL and CoBiz Insurance, Inc. is derived from insurance product sales and referrals, and are paid by third-party insurance carriers. Insurance commissions are normally calculated as a percentage of the premium paid by our clients to the insurance carrier, and are paid to us by the insurance carrier for distributing and servicing their insurance products.
Corporate Support and Other includes activities that are not directly attributable to the other reportable segments, including the activities of the Parent.
The financial information for each business segment reflects that information which is specifically identifiable or which is allocated based on an internal allocation method. Results of operations and selected financial information by operating segment are as follows:
11. Fair Value
On January 1, 2008, the Company adopted SFAS 157, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. SFAS No. 157 applies to reported balances that are required or permitted to be measured at fair value under existing accounting pronouncements; accordingly, the standard does not require any new fair value measurements of reported balances. The effective date of SFAS 157 for all nonrecurring fair value measurements of nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities has been delayed until fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2008. Accordingly, the Company will apply the requirements of SFAS 157 to the evaluation of goodwill, indefinite-lived intangible assets and long-lived assets measured at fair value for impairment beginning January 1, 2009.
SFAS 157 emphasizes that fair value is a market-based measurement, not an entity-specific measurement. Therefore, a fair value measurement should be determined based on the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. As a basis for considering market participant assumptions in fair value measurements, SFAS 157 establishes a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between market participant assumptions based on market data obtained from sources independent of the reporting entity (observable inputs that are classified within Levels 1 and 2 of the hierarchy) and the reporting entitys own assumptions about market participant assumptions (unobservable inputs classified within Level 3 of the hierarchy).
Level 1 inputs utilize quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.
Level 2 inputs are inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. Level 2 inputs may include quoted prices for similar assets and
liabilities in active markets, as well as inputs that are observable for the asset or liability (other than quoted prices), such as interest rates, foreign exchange rates and yield curves that are observable at commonly quoted intervals.
Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for the asset or liability, which is typically based on an entitys own assumptions, as there is little, if any, related market activity.
In instances where the determination of the fair value measurement is based on inputs from different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the entire fair value measurement falls is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The Companys assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment, and considers factors specific to the asset or liability.
A description of the valuation methodologies used for instruments measured at fair value, as well as the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the valuation hierarchy, is set forth below. These valuation methodologies were applied to all of the Companys financial assets and financial liabilities carried at fair value effective January 1, 2008.
Available for sale securities At September 30, 2008, the Company holds, as part of its investment portfolio, available for sale securities reported at fair value consisting of Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), obligations of states and political subdivisions, and trust preferred securities. The fair value of the majority of MBS and obligations of states and political subdivisions are determined using widely accepted valuation techniques including matrix pricing and broker-quote based applications. Inputs include benchmark yields, reported trades, issuer spreads, prepayment speeds and other relevant items. As a result, the Company has determined that these valuations fall within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. Certain private label MBS are valued using broker-dealer quotes, considered by the Company an observable input (Level 2) in previous quarters. However, as the private label MBS market has become continually illiquid, these securities are being valued more often based on modeling techniques and not observable trades. Accordingly, the Company has reassessed the input level and transferred the private label MBS to Level 3 during the third quarter of 2008. The Company also holds trust preferred securities that are recorded at fair value based on quoted market prices. As a result, the Company has determined that the valuation of its trust preferred securities falls within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.
Derivative financial instruments Currently, the Company uses interest rate swaps as part of its cash flow strategy to manage its interest rate risk. The valuation of these instruments is determined using widely accepted valuation techniques including discounted cash flow analysis on the expected cash flows of each derivative. This analysis reflects the contractual terms of the derivatives, including the period to maturity, and uses observable market-based inputs, including strike price, forward rates, volatility estimates, and discount rates. The fair values of interest rate swaps are determined using the market standard methodology of netting the discounted future fixed cash receipts (or payments) and the discounted expected variable cash payments (or receipts). The variable cash payments (or receipts) are based on an expectation of future interest rates (forward curves) derived from observable market interest rate curves.
To comply with the provisions of SFAS 157, credit valuation adjustments are incorporated into the valuation to appropriately reflect both the Companys own nonperformance risk and the respective counterpartys nonperformance risk in the fair value measurements. In adjusting the fair value of its derivative contracts for the effect of nonperformance risk, the Company has considered the impact of netting and any applicable credit enhancements, such as collateral postings and thresholds.
Although the Company has determined that the majority of the inputs used to value its derivatives fall within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, the credit valuation adjustments associated with its derivatives utilize Level 3 inputs, such as estimates of current credit spreads to evaluate the likelihood of default by itself and its counterparties. However, at September 30, 2008, the Company has assessed the significance of the impact of the credit valuation adjustments on the overall valuation of its derivative positions and has determined that the credit valuation adjustments are not significant to the overall valuation of its derivatives. As a result, the Company has determined that its derivative valuations in their entirety are classified in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
Private equity investments The valuation of nonpublic private equity investments requires significant management judgment due to the absence of quoted market prices, inherent lack of liquidity and the long-term nature of such assets. The carrying values of private equity investments are adjusted either upwards or downwards from the transaction price to reflect expected exit values as evidenced by financing and sale
transactions with third parties, or when determination of a valuation adjustment is confirmed through ongoing reviews by management. A variety of factors are reviewed and monitored to assess positive and negative changes in valuation including, but not limited to, current operating performance and future expectations of the particular investment, industry valuations of comparable pu