People's Utah Bancorp reports Q3 EPS 59c, consensus 59c
"People's Utah Bancorp achieved strong financial performance in the third quarter. Our total assets grew 10.5% from a year ago, primarily as a result of strong low-cost, core deposit growth. Total deposits grew $230 million, or 12.3% year-over-year, as our retail branches and commercial treasury management team focused on raising commercial deposits from existing commercial clients, as well as the acquisition of new client relationships. Our loan growth has slowed as we have increased selectivity and managed overall concentrations," said Len Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We achieved a return on average equity of 13.8% and a return on average assets of 1.9%, even as we continue to position, strengthen, and fortify our balance sheet. We have increased our average equity to average assets from 12.8% a year ago to 13.7% for the third quarter of 2019, while increasing our allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans from 1.4% a year ago to 1.8% at the end of the third quarter of 2019. We believe this focus will ensure greater strength and safety, given our expectations for a slower economy going forward."