Annual Report 2016

President’s Statement

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While we remain committed to providing our clients with technology that is second to none, we will never forget that personalized, proactive, responsive service is the foundation of our success.

Ash Patel

President & CEO

2016 was a year of achievement for Commercial Bank of California. We continued to demonstrate strong performance, registering a substantial gain in profits and growth in our assets, deposits and loans.

Our long-standing focus on high credit quality continues to serve us well. Non-performing assets net of federal guarantees totaled just $1.0 million at December 31, 2016, compared to reserves of $8.9 million.

In 2016, the Bank successfully completed a merger with National Bank of California, which included a comprehensive data processing conversion enabling all CBC offices to operate using the same system. As a result, customers can conduct business at any of the Bank’s six convenient regional offices throughout Southern California.

While we remain committed to providing our clients with technology that is second to none, we will never forget that personalized, proactive, responsive service is the foundation of our success. CBC’s unique combination of financial strength, advanced technology, and personal service is what is making us the bank of choice for businesses and professionals in Southern California.

The present operating environment for financial companies remains challenging, with continued pressure on net interest margins, slow economic growth, and rising expenses. We are not impervious to these challenges, but our conservative philosophy and sound strategies continue to prove their validity. Since our founding, our overriding objective has been to build a quality institution with financial strength and staying power. We remain committed to profitable growth without compromising our lending standards and credit quality.

Looking ahead, we benefit from the flexibility provided by our financial strength and our growing market position. Our talented team of banking professionals continues to compete successfully for new business while providing our customers with top-quality, individualized service. At the same time, we remain keenly focused on the operating environment, and are prepared to act quickly and decisively to meet whatever challenges and opportunities may arise. We believe that by adhering to proven strategies we enhance our success now and in the years ahead.

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Net Income Increased
year-over-year for third consecutive year

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Total assets, deposits and loans all reached
New Record Highs

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New capital further
Strengthened Robust Capital Position

2016 Financials

Net Income

$3,004,000

Gross Revenue

$28.1 M

Growth

147%

Net Income Levels

78%
Net income for 2016 increased 78% from 2015 levels

Capital Strength

9.96%
(Tier 1 Leverage Ratio)

Total Loans (net)

$524 M

Total Capital

$80 M

Statements of Condition (Unaudited)

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December 31, 2016

 

Assets:

Cash and due from banks$48,084
Interest bearing deposits with banks132,749
Cash and cash equivalents180,833
Investment securities73,342
Loans, net523,868
Premises and equipment - net2,326
Other real estate owned460
Accrued interest receivable 
and other assets29,866
Total assets$810,695

Liabilities and Capital:

Non-interest bearing demand deposits$304,988
Interest bearing demand deposits25,564
Savings and money market deposits353,444
Time deposits38,297
Total deposits722,293
Federal Home Loan Bank advances0
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities8,092
  
Total liabilities730,385
  
Stated capital78,830
Retained earnings1,815
Accumulated other 
comprehensive income (loss)-335
Total capital80,310
Total liabilities and capital$810,695

Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

 

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Three Months Ended
December 31, 2016

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Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2016

Interest on loans

$6,478

$25,528

Interest on deposits with banks

257

909

Interest on investment securities

465

1,678

 

Total interest income

 

7,200

 

28,115

Interest on deposits

577

2,102

Interest on FHLB advances

1

82

 

Total interest expense

 

578

 

2,184

 

Net interest income

 

6,622

 

25,931

Provision for loan losses

-500

-1,070

 

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

 

7,122

 

27,001

Other operating income

731

4,604

Salaries and related benefits

3,677

14,762

Occupancy expenses

973

3,765

Other expenses

1,745

8,472

 

Total other operating expenses

 

6,395

 

26,999

 

Income before provision

 

 

for income taxes

1,458

4,606

Provision for income taxes

476

1,602

 

Net income

 

$982

 

$3,004

Click to see a table showing the increase in capital ratios over the last two years.

About Commercial Bank of California

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Commercial Bank of California is a full-service bank serving the business and professional communities of Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Recognized as a bauer financial "five star bank" for its financial strength and stability,

Commercial Bank of California provides the expertise of a major bank and the personalized service of an independent. More information on Commercial Bank of California is available at www.cbcal.com.

Forward Looking Statements Disclaimer

This report includes "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. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Although Commercial Bank of California believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Commercial Bank of California’s expectations include fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations, and economic conditions and competition in the geographic and business areas in which Commercial Bank of California conducts its operations.

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