FirstSun Capital Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2023 Results

January 26, 2024

Fourth Quarter 2023 Highlights:

  • Net income of $24.0 million, $0.94 per diluted share
  • Net interest margin of 4.08%
  • Return on average total assets of 1.26%
  • Return on average stockholders’ equity of 11.19%
  • Average deposit growth of 7.6% annualized
  • Loan growth of 5.7% annualized
  • 19.3% noninterest income to total revenue1

Denver–– FirstSun Capital Bancorp (“FirstSun”) (OTCQX: FSUN) reported net income of $24.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to net income of $24.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Earnings per diluted share were $0.94 for the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to $0.96 for the fourth quarter of 2022.

Neal Arnold, FirstSun’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to deliver another strong quarter of earnings driven by our well diversified business mix and the continued economic strength of the Southwest region. Highlights this quarter include a net interest margin of 4.08%, along with growth in both deposits and loans. We believe our performance amidst the difficult banking environment continues to position us uniquely amongst our peers. Our consistent focus on our C&I and consumer businesses as well as our service fee businesses has enabled us to continue to deliver strong, sustainable performance and ultimately a record earnings year for fiscal 2023. I want to thank all of our hard-working team members across all of our markets as their dedication to customer service has enabled us to deliver our record performance for the year.

We are also very excited about the strategic merger we announced last week with HomeStreet, Inc. We believe they further our ability to diversify our business and to deliver strong shareholder value. We look forward to expanding our geographic presence in the Southern California and Pacific Northwest markets. We will work together to thoughtfully integrate our two organizations.” 

The full earnings release can be viewed on the FirstSun Capital Bancorp Investor Relations website

1 Total revenue is net interest income plus noninterest income



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Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, (1) expected cost savings, synergies and other financial benefits from the Merger not being realized within the expected time frames and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters being greater than expected, (2) the ability of HomeStreet to obtain the necessary approval by its shareholders, (3) the ability of FirstSun and HomeStreet to obtain required governmental approvals of the Merger, and (4) the failure of the closing conditions in the merger agreement with HomeStreet to be satisfied, or any unexpected delay in closing the Merger. Further information regarding additional factors that could affect the forward-looking statements can be found in the cautionary language included under the headings “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” (in the case of FirstSun), “Forward-Looking Statements” (in the case of HomeStreet), and “Risk Factors” in FirstSun’s and HomeStreet’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, and other documents subsequently filed by FirstSun and HomeStreet with the SEC.



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