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Provident Financial Holdings Reports Second Quarter of Fiscal 2019 Results

January 28, 2019

Pre-Tax Earnings Increase by 13% in Comparison to the Prior Sequential Quarter

Net Interest Margin Expands 46 Basis Points to 3.54% in the December 2018 Quarter in Comparison to the December 2017 Quarter and by 24 Basis Points in Comparison to the Prior Sequential Quarter

Classified Assets Decrease 19% to $12.8 Million at December 31, 2018 in Comparison to $15.8 Million at June 30, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Company”), (NASDAQ GS: PROV), the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. (“Bank”), today announced second quarter earnings results for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2018, the Company reported net income of $1.96 million, or $0.26 per diluted share (on 7.60 million average diluted shares outstanding), a significant improvement from the net loss of $777,000, or $(0.10) per diluted share (on 7.57 million average diluted shares outstanding), in the comparable period a year ago. Compared to the same quarter last year, the increase in earnings was primarily attributable to (a) the one-time, non-cash, net tax charge of $1.84 million, or $(0.24) per diluted share, from the net deferred tax assets revaluation required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December 2017 which lowered the federal corporate income tax rate (not replicated this quarter), (b) the $650,000 litigation reserve which, net of tax benefit, reduced net results by approximately $(0.06) per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (not replicated this quarter), (c) a $1.08 million increase in net interest income, a $1.42 million decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense and the application of the lower statutory income tax rate (blended federal and state) of 29.56% this quarter as compared to the blended tax rate of 35.86% the same quarter last year; partly offset by a $2.06 million decrease in the gain on sale of loans.

“Pre-tax earnings continue to improve on the strength of our community banking business and our outlook for the business remains favorable. Our net interest margin continues to expand, credit quality in our loan portfolios is strong, and we are well-capitalized to support our growth goals and capital initiatives,” said Craig G. Blunden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “However, ongoing deterioration in mortgage banking fundamentals, attributable to a decrease in volume primarily as a result of higher mortgage interest rates and lower refinance activity, and more recently, lower home purchase volume, has resulted in unprofitable mortgage banking operations. Consequently, we are evaluating the changes we need to make to our mortgage banking business model,” Mr. Blunden concluded.

Return (loss) on average assets for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 increased to 0.69 percent from (0.27) percent for the same period of fiscal 2018; and return (loss) on average stockholders’ equity for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 increased to 6.42 percent from (2.50) percent for the comparable period of fiscal 2018.

On a sequential quarter basis, the $1.96 million net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 reflects a $135,000, or seven percent improvement from the net income of $1.82 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The increase in earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was primarily attributable to a $474,000 increase in net interest income and a $1.04 million decrease in salaries and employee benefits expenses, partly offset by an $869,000 decrease in the gain on sale of loans and a $194,000 increase in income tax expense resulting from higher net income before taxes. Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $0.26 per share, up eight percent from the $0.24 per share during the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Return on average assets increased to 0.69 percent for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from 0.63 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2019; and return on average stockholders’ equity for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was 6.42 percent, compared to 6.03 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

For the six months ended December 31, 2018 net income increased $4.78 million, or 478 percent, to $3.78 million from a net loss of $1.00 million in the comparable period ended December 31, 2017; and diluted earnings (loss) per share for the six months ended December 31, 2018 increased 485 percent to $0.50 per share (on 7.58 million average diluted shares outstanding) from $(0.13) per share (on 7.63 million average diluted shares outstanding) for the comparable six month period last year. Compared to the same period last year, the increase in earnings was primarily attributable to (a) the one-time, non-cash, net tax charge of $1.84 million, or $(0.24) per diluted share, from the net deferred tax assets revaluation required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act consistent with the lower corporate federal income tax rate applied in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (not replicated this quarter), (b) the $3.4 million litigation reserve which, net of tax benefit, reduced net results by approximately $(0.29) per diluted share in the first six months of fiscal 2018 (not replicated this current period), (c) a $1.32 million increase in net interest income, a $2.44 million decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense and the application of the lower statutory blended income tax rate of 29.56% this current period as compared to the blended tax rate of 35.86% the same period last year; partly offset by a $3.77 million decrease in the gain on sale of loans.

Net interest income increased $1.08 million, or 12 percent, to $9.83 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $8.75 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2018, attributable to an increase in the net interest margin, partly offset by a lower average interest-earning assets balance. The net interest margin during the second quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 46 basis points to 3.54 percent from 3.08 percent in the same quarter last year, primarily due to an increase in the average yield of interest-earning assets, partly offset by a small increase in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities. The net interest margin in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was augmented by $159,000 of previously unrecognized loan interest income resulting from the payoff of two non-performing loans and the $133,000 special cash dividend received on FHLB San Francisco stock, which increased the net interest margin by approximately 10 basis points for the quarter. The average yield on interest-earning assets increased by 48 basis points to 4.12 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from 3.64 percent in the same quarter last year and the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased by two basis points to 0.64 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from 0.62 percent in the same quarter last year. The average balance of interest-earning assets decreased by $27.7 million, or two percent, to $1.11 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $1.14 billion in the same quarter last year. The average balance of interest-bearing liabilities decreased by $27.0 million, or three percent, to $1.00 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $1.03 billion in the same quarter last year.

The average balance of loans receivable, including loans held for sale, decreased by $49.7 million, or five percent, to $941.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $990.9 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2018, primarily due to decreases in both the average balance of loans held for sale (attributable to a decrease in mortgage banking activity, primarily as a result of higher mortgage interest rates and lower refinance volume, and more recently, home purchase volume) and loans held for investment. The average yield on loans receivable increased by 46 basis points to 4.39 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from an average yield of 3.93 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2018 reflecting the rise in interest rates over the last year. The average yield on loans receivable in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 includes $159,000 of previously unrecognized interest income resulting from the payoff of two non-performing loans, which increased the yield by approximately seven basis points for the quarter. Also, the increase in the average loan yield was attributable to increases in both the average yield of loans held for investment and loans held for sale. The average balance of loans held for sale in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $63.0 million with an average yield of 4.86 percent, down from $100.7 million with an average yield of 3.91 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2018. The average balance of loans held for investment in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $878.2 million with an average yield of 4.36 percent, down from $890.2 million with an average yield of 3.93 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2018. Loan principal payments received in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $41.2 million, compared to $57.4 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2018.

The average balance of investment securities increased by $4.9 million, or six percent, to $93.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $88.6 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2018. The increase was primarily attributable to mortgage-backed securities purchases, partly offset by principal payments received on mortgage-backed securities. The average yield on investment securities increased 46 basis points to 1.90 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from 1.44 percent for the same quarter of fiscal 2018. The increase in the average yield was primarily attributable to mortgage-backed securities purchases which had higher average yields than the existing portfolio and the repricing of variable rate investment securities to higher market interest rates.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2019, the Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) – San Francisco distributed $278,000 of quarterly cash dividends to the Bank, 94 percent higher than the $143,000 received in the same quarter last year, primarily attributable to a special cash dividend of $133,000 received in December 2018.

The average balance of the Company’s interest-earning deposits, primarily cash with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, increased $17.1 million, or 34 percent, to $67.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $50.7 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2018. The increase in interest-earning deposits was primarily due to the decrease in the loans receivable balance, partly offset by purchases of investment securities. The average yield earned on interest-earning deposits in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was 2.23 percent, up 93 basis points from 1.30 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2018 as a result of the impact of the increases in the targeted federal funds rate over the last year.

Average deposits decreased $26.6 million, or three percent, to $889.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $916.2 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2018. The average cost of deposits remained relatively stable, increasing by two basis points to 0.40 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from 0.38 percent in the same quarter last year. Transaction account balances or “core deposits” decreased $20.8 million, or three percent, to $649.2 million at December 31, 2018 from $670.0 million at June 30, 2018, while time deposits decreased $13.9 million, or six percent, to $223.7 million at December 31, 2018 from $237.6 million at June 30, 2018, consistent with the Bank’s strategy to decrease the percentage of time deposits in its deposit base.

The average balance of borrowings, which consisted of FHLB – San Francisco advances, decreased slightly to $111.1 million and the average cost of FHLB advances decreased four basis points to 2.55 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to an average balance of $111.5 million with an average cost of 2.59 percent in the same quarter of fiscal 2018. The decrease in the average cost of advances was primarily due to the maturity of a long-term advance which was renewed at a lower interest rate in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company recorded a recovery from the allowance for loan losses of $217,000, as compared to a recovery of $11,000 recorded during the same period of fiscal 2018 and a recovery of $237,000 recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (sequential quarter). The recovery from the allowance for loan losses in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was primarily attributable to recoveries related to the payoff of two non-performing loans totaling $97,000.

Non-performing assets, with underlying collateral located in California, decreased $901,000, or 13 percent, to $6.1 million, or 0.54 percent of total assets, at December 31, 2018, compared to $7.0 million, or 0.59 percent of total assets, at June 30, 2018. Non-performing loans remained relatively unchanged at $6.1 million at both December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018. The non-performing loans at December 31, 2018 are comprised of 20 single-family loans ($5.3 million), one construction loan ($745,000) and one commercial business loan ($47,000). At December 31, 2018, there was no outstanding real estate owned as compared to $906,000 at June 30, 2018.

Net loan recoveries for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 were $123,000 or 0.05 percent (annualized) of average loans receivable, compared to net loan recoveries of $23,000 or 0.01 percent (annualized) of average loans receivable for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 and net loan recoveries of $7,000 or zero percent (annualized) of average loans receivable for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 (sequential quarter).

Classified assets at December 31, 2018 were $12.8 million, comprised of $5.3 million of loans in the special mention category, $7.5 million of loans in the substandard category and no real estate owned; while classified assets at June 30, 2018 were $15.8 million, comprised of $7.5 million of loans in the special mention category, $7.4 million of loans in the substandard category and $906,000 in real estate owned.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2018, no new loans were restructured from their original terms and classified as restructured loans, while one restructured loan was paid off and one restructured loan was renewed. The outstanding balance of restructured loans at December 31, 2018 was $4.2 million (nine loans), down 19 percent from $5.2 million (11 loans) at June 30, 2018, and down 13 percent from $4.8 million (10 loans) at September 30, 2018 (sequential quarter). As of December 31, 2018, one restructured loan was classified as substandard accrual ($1.4 million) and eight loans were classified as substandard non-accrual ($2.8 million).

The allowance for loan losses was $7.1 million at December 31, 2018, or 0.80 percent of gross loans held for investment, compared to $7.4 million at June 30, 2018, or 0.81 percent of gross loans held for investment. Management believes that, based on currently available information, the allowance for loan losses is sufficient to absorb potential losses inherent in loans held for investment at December 31, 2018.

Non-interest income decreased by $2.14 million, or 37 percent, to $3.60 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $5.74 million in the same period of fiscal 2018, primarily as a result of a decrease in the gain on sale of loans during the current quarter as compared to the comparable period last year. On a sequential quarter basis, non-interest income decreased $954,000, or 21 percent, primarily as a result of a decline in the gain on sale of loans.

The gain on sale of loans decreased $2.06 million, or 48 percent, to $2.26 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 from $4.32 million in the comparable quarter last year (reflecting the impact of a lower loan sale volume, partly offset by a higher average loan sale margin) and decreased $869,000 or 28 percent from the quarter ended September 30, 2018 (sequential quarter). Total loan sale volume, which includes the net change in commitments to extend credit on loans to be held for sale, was $131.3 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2018, down $156.5 million or 54 percent, from $287.8 million in the comparable quarter last year and decreased $50.5 million or 28 percent from $181.8 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2018 (sequential quarter). The average loan sale margin from mortgage banking was 172 basis points for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, an increase of 23 basis points from 149 basis points in the same quarter last year, and two basis points higher than the 170 basis points in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (sequential quarter). The increase in the average loan sale margin was the result of a higher percentage of retail loan production (which generally has higher loan sale margins) versus wholesale loan production and maintaining pricing discipline throughout the quarter. The gain on sale of loans includes an unfavorable fair-value adjustment on loans held for sale and derivative financial instruments (commitments to extend credit, commitments to sell loans, commitments to sell mortgage-backed securities, and option contracts) that amounted to a net loss of $674,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to an unfavorable fair-value adjustment that amounted to a net loss of $1.30 million in the same period last year and an unfavorable fair-value adjustment that amounted to a net loss of $489,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (sequential quarter).

In the second quarter of fiscal 2019, $146.4 million of loans were originated for sale, 56 percent lower than the $331.9 million for the same period last year, and 25 percent lower than the $196.3 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (sequential quarter). The loan origination volume has decreased from the previous year as a result of higher mortgage interest rates which has reduced mortgage banking volume. Total loans sold during the quarter ended December 31, 2018 were $167.5 million, 54 percent lower than the $361.4 million sold during the same quarter last year, and 21 percent lower than the $211.8 million sold during the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (sequential quarter). Total loan originations (including loans originated and purchased for investment and loans originated for sale) were $185.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, a decrease of 49 percent from $366.8 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2018, and 20 percent lower than the $233.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (sequential quarter).

Non-interest expenses decreased $2.33 million, or 18 percent, to $10.88 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 from $13.21 million in the same quarter last year. The decrease was primarily due to a $1.42 million decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense and an $846,000 decrease in other non-interest expense (primarily due to the $650,000 litigation settlement expense recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 and not replicated this quarter). The decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense was primarily related to lower variable compensation resulting from lower mortgage banking loan originations and staff reductions in mortgage banking operations. On a sequential quarter basis, non-interest expenses decreased $829,000 or seven percent from $11.70 million, primarily as a result of a $1.04 million decrease in salaries and employment benefits expense (attributable primarily to the vesting of certain stock options and restricted stock awards in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, not replicated this quarter and the lower variable compensation resulting from lower mortgage banking loan originations and staff reductions in mortgage banking operations), partly offset by a $152,000 increase in other non-interest expenses.

The Company’s efficiency ratio in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was 81 percent, an improvement from 91 percent in the same quarter last year and 84 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (sequential quarter).

The Company’s income tax provision was $810,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, down $1.26 million, or 61 percent, from $2.07 million in the same quarter last year. The decrease was primarily attributable to the one-time, non-cash, net tax charge of $1.84 million from the net deferred tax assets revaluation required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act consistent with the lower federal corporate income tax rate which was first applied in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The Company believes that the tax provision recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 reflects its current income tax obligations.

The Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock under the existing stock repurchase plan during the quarter ended December 31, 2018. As of December 31, 2018, a total of 373,000 shares under the April 2018 stock repurchase plan remain available for future purchase.

The Bank currently operates 14 retail/business banking offices in Riverside County and San Bernardino County (Inland Empire). Provident Bank Mortgage operates two wholesale loan production offices and nine retail loan production offices located throughout California.

The Company will host a conference call for institutional investors and bank analysts on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) to discuss its financial results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-230-1092 and requesting the Provident Financial Holdings Earnings Release Conference Call. An audio replay of the conference call will be available through Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by dialing 1-800-475-6701 and referencing access code number 463054.

For more financial information about the Company please visit the website at www.myprovident.com and click on the “Investor Relations” section.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that the Company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to the Company’s financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance or business. You should not place undue reliance on these statements, as they are subject to risks and uncertainties. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind these risks and uncertainties, as well as any cautionary statements the Company may make. Moreover, you should treat these statements as speaking only as of the date they are made and based only on information then actually known to the Company. There are a number of important factors that could cause future results to differ materially from historical performance and these forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated or implied by our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; secondary market conditions for loans and our ability to originate for sale and sell loans in the secondary market; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors described in the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) - which are available on our website at www.myprovident.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These risks could cause our actual results for fiscal 2019 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of us and could negatively affect our operating and stock price performance.

Contacts: Craig G. Blunden Donavon P. Ternes Chairman and President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer 3756 Central Avenue Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 686-6060

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited – In Thousands, Except Share Information) December September June 30, March 31, December 31, 30, 31, 2018 2018 2018 2018 2017 --------------------------------------- ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 67,359 $ 78,928 $ 43,301 $ 50,574 $ 47,173 Investment securities – held to 84,990 79,611 87,813 95,724 87,626 maturity, at cost Investment securities - available for 6,563 7,033 7,496 8,002 8,405 sale, at fair value Loans held for investment, net of allowance for loan losses of $7,061; $7,155; $7,385; $7,531 and $8,075 875,413 877,091 902,685 894,167 885,976 respectively; includes $4,995; $4,945; $5,234; $4,996 and $5,157 at fair value, respectively Loans held for sale, at fair value 57,562 78,794 96,298 89,823 96,589 Accrued interest receivable 3,156 3,350 3,212 3,100 3,147 Real estate owned, net - 524 906 787 621 FHLB – San Francisco stock 8,199 8,199 8,199 8,108 8,108 Premises and equipment, net 8,601 8,779 8,696 8,734 7,816 Prepaid expenses and other assets 15,327 15,171 16,943 17,583 16,670 Total assets $ 1,127,170 $ 1,157,480 $ 1,175,549 $ 1,176,602 $ 1,162,131 --------------------------------------- - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity Liabilities: Non interest-bearing deposits $ 78,866 $ 87,250 $ 86,174 $ 87,520 $ 77,144 Interest-bearing deposits 794,018 814,862 821,424 834,979 830,644 Total deposits 872,884 902,112 907,598 922,499 907,788 Borrowings 111,135 111,149 126,163 111,176 111,189 Accounts payable, accrued interest and 20,474 22,539 21,331 22,327 22,454 other liabilities Total liabilities 1,004,493 1,035,800 1,055,092 1,056,002 1,041,431 Stockholders’ equity: Preferred stock, $.01 par value (2,000,000 shares authorized; none - - - - - issued and outstanding) Common stock, $.01 par value (40,000,000 shares authorized; 18,053,115; 18,048,115; 18,033,115; 18,033,115 and 17,976, 615 shares 181 181 181 180 180 issued, respectively; 7,506,855; 7,500,860; 7,421,426; 7,460,804 and 7,474,776 shares outstanding, respectively) Additional paid-in capital 95,913 95,795 94,957 94,719 94,011 Retained earnings 192,306 191,399 190,616 190,301 189,610 Treasury stock at cost (10,546,260; 10,547,255; 10,611,689; 10,572,311 and (165,892 ) (165,884 ) 165,507 ) (164,786 ) (163,311 ) 10,501,839 shares, respectively) Accumulated other comprehensive income, 169 189 210 186 210 net of tax Total stockholders’ equity 122,677 121,680 120,457 120,600 120,700 - --------- - Total liabilities and stockholders’ $ 1,127,170 $ 1,157,480 $ 1,175,549 $ 1,176,602 $ 1,162,131 equity --------------------------------------- - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- -

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited - In Thousands, Except Earnings Per Share) Quarter Ended Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, ---------------------- ---------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------------------------------------------------------ ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Interest income: Loans receivable, net $ 10,331 $ 9,735 $ 20,505 $ 19,892 Investment securities 444 319 789 576 FHLB – San Francisco stock 278 143 421 284 Interest-earning deposits 387 168 725 358 Total interest income 11,440 10,365 22,440 21,110 Interest expense: Checking and money market deposits 117 112 225 215 Savings deposits 147 149 298 298 Time deposits 630 625 1,251 1,264 Borrowings 715 728 1,478 1,464 Total interest expense 1,609 1,614 3,252 3,241 Net interest income 9,831 8,751 19,188 17,869 (Recovery) provision for loan losses (217 (11 ) (454 ) 158 Net interest income, after (recovery) provision for loan 10,048 8,762 19,642 17,711 losses Non-interest income: Loan servicing and other fees 277 317 601 680 Gain on sale of loans, net 2,263 4,317 5,395 9,164 Deposit account fees 509 536 1,014 1,094 Loss on sale and operations of real estate owned acquired in (7 ) (22 ) (6 ) (62 ) the settlement of loans Card and processing fees 392 373 790 754 Other 161 220 350 463 Total non-interest income 3,595 5,741 8,144 12,093 Non-interest expense: Salaries and employee benefits 7,211 8,633 15,461 17,902 Premises and occupancy 1,274 1,260 2,619 2,574 Equipment 495 375 916 737 Professional expenses 411 521 858 1,041 Sales and marketing expenses 253 301 422 504 Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory assessments 172 218 337 402 Other 1,059 1,905 1,966 5,787 Total non-interest expense 10,875 13,213 22,579 28,947 Income before taxes 2,768 1,290 5,207 857 Provision for income taxes 810 2,067 1,426 1,859 Net income (loss) $ 1,958 $ (777 ) $ 3,781 $ (1,002 ) ------------------------------------------------------------ - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.26 $ (0.10 ) $ 0.51 $ (0.13 ) Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.26 $ (0.10 ) $ 0.50 $ (0.13 ) Cash dividends per share $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 ------------------------------------------------------------ - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ -

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations – Sequential Quarters (Unaudited – In Thousands, Except Share Information) Quarter Ended ---------------------------------------------------------- December September June 30, March 31, December 31, 30, 31, 2018 2018 2018 2018 2017 ------------------------------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Interest income: Loans receivable, net $ 10,331 $ 10,174 $ 10,191 $ 9,933 $ 9,735 Investment securities 444 345 386 382 319 FHLB – San Francisco stock 278 143 140 144 143 Interest-earning deposits 387 338 193 233 168 Total interest income 11,440 11,000 10,910 10,692 10,365 Interest expense: Checking and money market deposits 117 108 96 96 112 Savings deposits 147 151 150 147 149 Time deposits 630 621 616 613 625 Borrowings 715 763 741 712 728 ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Total interest expense 1,609 1,643 1,603 1,568 1,614 ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net interest income 9,831 9,357 9,307 9,124 8,751 Recovery from the allowance for loan losses (217 ) (237 ) (189 ) (505 ) (11 ) ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net interest income, after recovery from the 10,048 9,594 9,496 9,629 8,762 allowance for loan losses Non-interest income: Loan servicing and other fees 277 324 402 493 317 Gain on sale of loans, net 2,263 3,132 3,041 3,597 4,317 Deposit account fees 509 505 496 529 536 (Loss) gain on sale and operations of real estate (7 ) 1 (5 ) (19 ) (22 ) owned acquired in the settlement of loans, net Card and processing fees 392 398 415 372 373 Other 161 189 243 238 220 ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Total non-interest income 3,595 4,549 4,592 5,210 5,741 Non-interest expense: Salaries and employee benefits 7,211 8,250 8,111 8,808 8,633 Premises and occupancy 1,274 1,345 1,305 1,255 1,260 Equipment 495 421 397 442 375 Professional expenses 411 447 471 400 521 Sales and marketing expenses 253 169 322 213 301 Deposit insurance premiums and regulatory 172 165 158 189 218 assessments Other 1,059 907 1,054 1,132 1,905 ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Total non-interest expense 10,875 11,704 11,818 12,439 13,213 ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Income before taxes 2,768 2,439 2,270 2,400 1,290 Provision for income taxes 810 616 870 667 2,067 ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net income (loss) $ 1,958 $ 1,823 $ 1,400 $ 1,733 $ (777 ) ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.26 $ 0.25 $ 0.19 $ 0.23 $ (0.10 ) Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.26 $ 0.24 $ 0.18 $ 0.23 $ (0.10 ) Cash dividends per share $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 ------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ -

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Financial Highlights (Unaudited - Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Information) Quarter Ended Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, ----------------------------- ----------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- -------------- ------------- -------------- SELECTED FINANCIAL RATIOS: Return (loss) on average assets 0.69 % (0.27 )% 0.66 % (0.17 )% Return (loss) on average stockholders’ equity 6.42 % (2.50 )% 6.22 % (1.59 )% Stockholders’ equity to total assets 10.88 % 10.39 % 10.88 % 10.39 % Net interest spread 3.48 % 3.02 % 3.36 % 3.07 % Net interest margin 3.54 % 3.08 % 3.42 % 3.12 % Efficiency ratio 81.00 % 91.17 % 82.61 % 96.61 % Average interest-earning assets to average 110.98 % 110.76 % 110.92 % 110.85 % interest-bearing liabilities SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA: Basic earnings per share $ 0.26 $ (0.10 ) $ 0.51 $ (0.13 ) Diluted earnings per share $ 0.26 $ (0.10 ) $ 0.50 $ (0.13 ) Book value per share $ 16.34 $ 16.15 $ 16.34 $ 16.15 Shares used for basic EPS computation 7,506,106 7,565,950 7,468,537 7,630,054 Shares used for diluted EPS computation 7,601,759 7,565,950 7,579,414 7,630,054 Total shares issued and outstanding 7,506,855 7,474,776 7,506,855 7,474,776 LOANS ORIGINATED FOR SALE: Retail originations $ 87,913 $ 183,787 $ 215,046 $ 397,088 Wholesale originations 58,504 148,077 127,692 327,068 Total loans originated for sale $ 146,417 $ 331,864 $ 342,738 $ 724,156 LOANS SOLD: Servicing released $ 165,484 $ 351,720 $ 376,534 $ 725,183 Servicing retained 2,026 9,660 2,784 17,248 Total loans sold $ 167,510 $ 361,380 $ 379,318 $ 742,431

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Financial Highlights (Unaudited - Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Information ) Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended 12/31/2018 9/30/2018 6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 SELECTED FINANCIAL RATIOS: Return (loss) on average assets 0.69 % 0.63 % 0.48 % 0.59 % (0.27 )% Return (loss) on average 6.42 % 6.03 % 4.65 % 5.76 % (2.50 )% stockholders’ equity Stockholders’ equity to total 10.88 % 10.51 % 10.25 % 10.25 % 10.39 % assets Net interest spread 3.48 % 3.24 % 3.21 % 3.16 % 3.02 % Net interest margin 3.54 % 3.30 % 3.28 % 3.23 % 3.08 % Efficiency ratio 81.00 % 84.17 % 85.03 % 86.78 % 91.17 % Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 110.98 % 110.86 % 110.53 % 110.37 % 110.76 % SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA: Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.26 $ 0.25 $ 0.19 $ 0.23 $ (0.10 ) Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.26 $ 0.24 $ 0.18 $ 0.23 $ (0.10 ) Book value per share $ 16.34 $ 16.22 $ 16.23 $ 16.16 $ 16.15 Average shares used for basic EPS 7,506,106 7,430,967 7,448,037 7,457,275 7,565,950 Average shares used for diluted 7,601,759 7,557,068 7,594,698 7,616,255 7,565,950 EPS Total shares issued and 7,506,855 7,500,860 7,421,426 7,460,804 7,474,776 outstanding LOANS ORIGINATED FOR SALE: Retail originations $ 87,913 $ 127,133 $ 152,600 $ 129,816 $ 183,787 Wholesale originations 58,504 69,188 89,047 90,377 148,077 - --------- -- - --------- - - --------- -- - --------- - - --------- -- Total loans originated for sale $ 146,417 $ 196,321 $ 241,647 $ 220,193 $ 331,864 LOANS SOLD: Servicing released $ 165,484 $ 211,050 $ 228,903 $ 220,532 $ 351,720 Servicing retained 2,026 758 4,992 5,326 9,660 - --------- -- - --------- - - --------- -- - --------- - - --------- -- Total loans sold $ 167,510 $ 211,808 $ 233,895 $ 225,858 $ 361,380 As of As of As of As of As of 12/31/2018 9/30/2018 6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 ASSET QUALITY RATIOS AND DELINQUENT LOANS: Recourse reserve for loans sold $ 250 $ 250 $ 283 $ 283 $ 283 Allowance for loan losses $ 7,061 $ 7,155 $ 7,385 $ 7,531 $ 8,075 Non-performing loans to loans 0.69 % 0.78 % 0.67 % 0.76 % 0.90 % held for investment, net Non-performing assets to total 0.54 % 0.64 % 0.59 % 0.64 % 0.74 % assets Allowance for loan losses to 0.80 % 0.81 % 0.81 % 0.84 % 0.90 % gross loans held for investment Net loan (recoveries) charge-offs to average loans receivable (0.05 )% - % (0.02 )% 0.02 % (0.01 )% (annualized) Non-performing loans $ 6,062 $ 6,862 $ 6,057 $ 6,766 $ 7,985 Loans 30 to 89 days delinquent $ 2 $ - $ 805 $ 160 $ 1,537

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Financial Highlights (Unaudited - Dollars in Thousands) Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended 12/31/18 09/30/18 06/30/18 03/31/18 12/31/17 Recourse recovery for loans sold $ - $ (33 ) $ - $ - $ (22 ) Recovery from the allowance for loan losses $ (217 ) $ (237 ) $ (189 ) $ (550 ) $ (11 ) Net loan (recoveries) charge-offs $ (123 $ (7 ) $ (43 ) $ 39 $ (23 ) As of As of As of As of As of 12/31/18 09/30/18 06/30/18 03/31/18 12/31/17 REGULATORY CAPITAL RATIOS (BANK): Tier 1 leverage ratio 9.96 % 9.59 % 9.96 % 9.83 % 9.59 % Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 17.17 % 16.62 % 16.81 % 16.72 % 16.44 % Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 17.17 % 16.62 % 16.81 % 16.72 % 16.44 % Total risk-based capital ratio 18.26 % 17.71 % 17.90 % 17.84 % 17.65 % REGULATORY CAPITAL RATIOS (COMPANY): Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.72 % 10.44 % 10.29 % 10.33 % 10.28 % Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 18.48 % 18.09 % 17.37 % 17.56 % 17.62 % Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 18.48 % 18.09 % 17.37 % 17.56 % 17.62 % Total risk-based capital ratio 19.57 % 19.18 % 18.46 % 18.68 % 18.83 %

As of December 31, ----------------------------------- 2018 2017 ----------------- ---------------- Balance Rate Balance Rate (1) (1) --------- ------ --------- ------ INVESTMENT SECURITIES: Held to maturity: Certificates of deposit $ 600 2.32 % $ 600 1.42 % U.S. SBA securities 2,939 2.60 - - U.S. government sponsored enterprise MBS 81,451 2.51 87,026 2.00 - ------ - ------ Total investment securities held to maturity $ 84,990 2.51 % $ 87,626 2.00 % Available for sale (at fair value): U.S. government agency MBS $ 3,942 3.49 % $ 4,859 2.52 % U.S. government sponsored enterprise MBS 2,311 4.28 3,127 3.27 Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations 310 3.95 419 3.00 Total investment securities available for sale $ 6,563 3.79 % $ 8,405 2.82 % Total investment securities $ 91,553 2.60 % $ 96,031 2.07 % - ------ - ------ (1) The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or yield of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item.

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Financial Highlights (Unaudited - Dollars in Thousands) As of December 31, ----------------------------------------------- 2018 2017 ------------------- -------------------------- Balance Rate(1) Balance Rate(1) --------- - ------- --------- - -------------- LOANS HELD FOR INVESTMENT: Held to maturity: Single-family (1 to 4 units $ 312,499 4.48 % $ 313,837 4.11 % Multi-family (5 or more units 447,033 4.29 463,786 4.10 Commercial real estate 112,830 4.83 103,366 4.64 Construction 3,986 7.37 7,072 6.42 Other 167 6.50 - - Commercial business 455 6.45 478 6.10 Consumer 103 15.05 144 13.82 Total loans held for investment 877,073 4.44 % 888,683 4.18 % Advance payments of escrows 95 46 Deferred loan costs, net 5,306 5,322 Allowance for loan losses (7,061 ) (8,075 ) - ------- - - ------- - Total loans held for investment, net $ 875,413 $ 885,976 - ------- - - ------- - Purchased loans serviced by others included above $ 17,247 3.36 % $ 21,129 3.32 % - ------- - - ------- - (1) The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or yield of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item.

As of December 31, 2018 2017 ------------------ ----------------- Balance Rate(1) Balance Rate (1) --------- ------- --------- ------ DEPOSITS: Checking accounts – non interest-bearing Checking accounts – interest-bearing $ 78,866 - % $ 77,144 - % Savings accounts 256,549 0.12 256,363 0.11 Money market accounts 277,145 0.21 292,420 0.20 Time deposits 36,627 0.28 34,724 0.27 Total deposits 223,697 1.12 247,137 1.00 - ------- - ------- $ 872,884 0.40 % $ 907,788 0.38 % - ------- - ------- BORROWINGS: Overnight Three months or less $ - - % $ - - % Over three to six months - - 10,000 3.01 Over six months to one year 10,000 1.53 - - Over one year to two years - - - - Over two years to three years 10,000 3.92 10,000 1.53 Over three years to four years 21,135 2.81 10,000 3.92 Over four years to five years 10,000 2.20 21,189 2.82 Over five years 20,000 2.00 10,000 2.20 Total borrowings 40,000 2.60 50,000 2.36 - ------- - ------- $ 111,135 2.52 % $ 111,189 2.56 % - ------- - ------- (1) The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or cost of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item.

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Financial Highlights (Unaudited - Dollars in Thousands) Quarter Ended Quarter Ended December 31, 2018 December 31, 2017 -------------------- ------------------- Balance Rate(1) Balance Rate (1) ----------- ------- ----------- ------ SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS: Loans receivable, net (2) $ 941,192 4.39 % $ 990,906 3.93 % Investment securities 93,468 1.90 % 88,588 1.44 % FHLB – San Francisco stock 8,199 13.56 % 8,108 7.05 % Interest-earning deposits 67,760 2.23 % 50,725 1.30 % Total interest-earning assets $ 1,110,619 4.12 % $ 1,138,327 3.64 % Total assets $ 1,142,302 $ 1,171,825 Deposits $ 889,557 0.40 % $ 916,210 0.38 % Borrowings 111,141 2.55 % 111,521 2.59 % Total interest-bearing liabilities $ 1,000,698 0.64 % $ 1,027,731 0.62 % Total stockholders’ equity $ 122,017 $ 124,162 (1)The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or yield/cost of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item. (2)Includes loans held for investment and loans held for sale at fair value, net of the allowance for loan losses.

Six Months Ended Six Months Ended December 31, 2018 December 31, 2017 -------------------- ------------------- Balance Rate(1) Balance Rate (1) ----------- ------- ----------- ------ SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS: Loans receivable, net (2) $ 954,148 4.30 % $ 999,242 3.98 % Investment securities 92,384 1.71 % 82,029 1.40 % FHLB – San Francisco stock 8,199 10.27 % 8,108 7.01 % Interest-earning deposits 67,552 2.10 % 55,085 1.27 % Total interest-earning assets $ 1,122,283 4.00 % $ 1,144,464 3.69 % Total assets $ 1,153,265 $ 1,176,978 Deposits $ 896,217 0.39 % $ 919,628 0.38 % Borrowings 115,577 2.54 % 112,834 2.57 % Total interest-bearing liabilities $ 1,011,794 0.64 % $ 1,032,462 0.62 % Total stockholders’ equity $ 121,511 $ 126,108 (1)The interest rate described in the rate column is the weighted-average interest rate or yield/cost of all instruments, which are included in the balance of the respective line item. (2)Includes loans held for investment and loans held for sale at fair value, net of the allowance for loan losses.

PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. Asset Quality (1) (Unaudited – Dollars in Thousands) As of As of As of As of As of 12/31/18 09/30/18 06/30/18 03/31/18 12/31/17 Loans on non-accrual status (excluding restructured loans): Mortgage loans: Single-family $ 2,572 $ 2,773 $ 2,665 $ 3,616 $ 4,508 Construction 745 745 - - - Total 3,317 3,518 2,665 3,616 4,508 Accruing loans past due 90 - - - - - days or more: ----------------------------- - ----- - ----- - ----- - ----- - ----- Total - - - - - Restructured loans on non-accrual status: Mortgage loans: Single-family 2,698 3,280 3,328 3,092 3,416 Commercial business loans 47 64 64 58 61 - ----- Total 2,745 3,344 3,392 3,150 3,477 -------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Total non-performing loans 6,062 6,862 6,057 6,766 7,985 Real estate owned, net - 524 906 787 621 ----------------------------- - ----- - ----- - ----- - ----- - ----- Total non-performing assets $ 6,062 $ 7,386 $ 6,963 $ 7,553 $ 8,606 ----------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- (1)The non-performing loans balances are net of individually evaluated or collectively evaluated allowances, specifically attached to the individual loans and include fair value credit adjustments.