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Irvine-based Pacific Premier Bank had $16.6 million in net income last year, an 85% increase from 2013.

Gains came from growth in net interest income, which totaled $72.6 million for the full year, up 25% year-over-year.

The bank attributed the increase in interest-earning assets to its “organic loan growth,” as well as previous acquisitions.

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Pacific Premier acquired San Diego Trust Bank and First Association Bank in 2013, and Infinity Franchise Holdings LLC in 2014. It recently announced plans to acquire Newport Beach-based Independence Bank, which is expected to add about $500 million in assets for a total of $2.5 billion.

Pacific Premier’s noninterest income for the year was $14.4 million, up from $9.1 million. An increase in loan-servicing fees and profits from loan sales helped boost the total.

Pacific Premier as of Dec. 31 had $2 billion in assets, up from about $1.7 billion at the same time a year earlier. It had about $1.6 billion in net loans, up from $1.2 billion a year earlier.

Nonperforming assets, including nonaccrual loans and other real estate owned, totaled $2.5 million, about 0.12% of total assets. Nonperforming assets a year earlier totaled $3.4 million, making up 0.2% of total assets.

The bank had $1.6 billion in deposits as of Dec. 31, up from $1.3 billion.

Fourth quarter results included $3.9 million in profit, down 7% year-over-year. The drop was attributed to litigation and merger-related expenses.