Southern California Bancorp Reports Increase in Estimated Fair Value of Held-to-Maturity and Available-for-Sale Debt Securities

Southern California Bancorp (ticker: BCAL) has provided an update on its investment securities in a recent SEC report. The bank’s held-to-maturity and available-for-sale debt securities have shown an increase in their estimated fair value compared to the previous fiscal year. These securities include U.S. government and agency securities, mortgage-backed securities, Small Business Administration (SBA) securities, U.S. Treasury securities, and U.S. Agency securities, in addition to taxable and tax-exempt municipals.

As of March 31, 2023, the estimated fair value of the held-to-maturity debt securities was $49.71 million, an increase compared to the estimated fair value of $47.91 million recorded on December 31, 2022.

This increase was mainly driven by tax-exempt bank-qualified municipals, which increased in value from $47.46 million to $49.246 million.

Similarly, the estimated fair value of available-for-sale debt securities increased from $112.58 million on December 31, 2022, to $124.44 million on March 31, 2023.

The growth in estimated fair value in available-for-sale debt securities was primarily due to rising fair values in mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations, and tax-exempt bank-qualified municipals.

The SEC report also highlights the contractual maturities of debt securities, mentioning that expected maturities may vary due to borrowers’ rights to call or prepay the obligations. As of March 31, 2023, held-to-maturity debt securities with a ten-year or longer maturity term had an estimated fair value of $41.43 million, while those in the available-for-sale category had an estimated fair value of $80.80 million.

In the first quarter of 2023, there were no gross realized gains or losses, and the proceeds from sales and calls of available-for-sale debt securities were minimal at $5 thousand.

The bank continues to evaluate the impact of new accounting guidelines on its financial statements, including ASU 2020-04, which provides optional expedients and exceptions for accounting practices relating to reference rate reform. The bank is also assessing ASU 2021-01, which relates to derivative instruments affected by reference rate reform, and ASU 2023-01, which concerns lease accounting for common control arrangements.

Overall, Southern California Bancorp’s recent SEC report demonstrates a positive trend in the estimated fair value of its held-to-maturity and available-for-sale debt securities. This growth is reflective of the bank’s ability to manage its investment portfolio and maintain the quality of its assets within an ever-changing economic environment.

Income Statement

Financials in millions USD. Fiscal year is January – December. source

Year 2022 2021
0 Revenue 86.01 67.73
1 Revenue Growth (YoY) 27.00%
2 Gross Profit 86.01 67.73
3 Selling, General & Admin 51.43 46.83
4 Other Operating Expenses 12.6 6.71
5 Operating Expenses 64.03 53.54
6 Operating Income 21.98 14.19
7 Pretax Income 21.98 14.19
8 Income Tax 5.87 3.48
9 Net Income 16.11 10.71
10 Net Income Growth 50.46%
11 Shares Outstanding (Basic) 18
12 EPS (Basic) 0.90 0.74
13 EPS (Diluted) 0.88 0.72
14 EPS Growth 22.22%
15 Free Cash Flow Per Share 0.90
16 Gross Margin 100.00% 100.00%
17 Operating Margin 25.56% 20.95%
18 Profit Margin 18.73% 15.81%
19 Free Cash Flow Margin 18.81% 26.43%
20 Effective Tax Rate 26.70% 24.51%
21 EBITDA 23.98 15.91
22 EBITDA Margin 27.88% 23.49%
23 Depreciation & Amortization 2 1.72
24 EBIT 21.98 14.19
25 EBIT Margin 25.56% 20.95%

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