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1st Source Corporation Reports Record Annual Earnings, Cash Dividend Declared, History of Increased Dividends Continues

·22 min read

FULL YEAR AND QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net income was a record $118.53 million for the year of 2021, up 45.55% from 2020 and was $27.72 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, down 14.65% from the previous quarter and up 4.76% from the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Cash dividend of $0.31 per common share approved, up 6.90% from the $0.29 per common share declared a year ago.

  • Diluted net income per common share was a record $4.70 for the year of 2021, up 48.26% from 2020 and was $1.11 for the fourth quarter of 2021, down 13.95% from the previous quarter and up 7.77% from the prior year’s fourth quarter.

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) forgiveness and customer pay downs of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans amounted to approximately $543.59 million in 2021 and were $102.11 million for the fourth quarter which contributed to the recognition of $16.84 million in PPP-related loan fees during 2021 including $3.58 million for the fourth quarter.

  • Due to improvement in overall credit quality, we recognized a recovery in the provision for credit losses of $4.30 million for the full year of 2021 compared to a $36.00 million increase in the provision for credit losses during 2020. We recognized a recovery in the provision for credit losses of $1.12 million during the fourth quarter compared to a recovery in the provision of $2.56 million in the previous quarter and a provision of $4.97 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Charitable contributions of $3 million were made to the 1st Source Foundation during the year to support previously funded COVID-19 initiatives in our Community Bank markets.

SOUTH BEND, Ind., January 20, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--1st Source Corporation (NASDAQ: SRCE), parent company of 1st Source Bank, today reported record net income of $118.53 million for 2021, an increase of 45.55% compared to $81.44 million earned in 2020. Fourth quarter net income was $27.72 million, an increase of 4.76% compared to $26.46 million earned in the fourth quarter of 2020. Diluted net income per common share for the year was a record $4.70, up 48.26% from the $3.17 earned a year earlier. Diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter was $1.11, up 7.77% from the $1.03 earned in the fourth quarter of the previous year.

At its January 2022 meeting, the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.31 per common share, up 6.90% from the $0.29 per common share declared a year ago. The cash dividend is payable to shareholders of record on February 8, 2022 and will be paid on February 16, 2022.

Christopher J. Murphy III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "With the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fee income and the ability to relieve our allowance for loan and lease losses, we are pleased to report record net income for the year. In many ways this averages out the performance of the last two years since 2020’s income was down compared to prior years as we anticipated more losses from the impact of COVID-19. This was also the 34th consecutive year of dividend growth. We welcome the positive impact provided by the PPP, the Federal Reserve’s extremely accommodative monetary policy and other government fiscal stimulus programs in response to the pandemic. They have collectively led to a stronger economic recovery than we anticipated for us, our clients and the communities we serve. This has resulted in sustained credit quality improvements during 2021 and a thoughtful and measured reduction to our allowance for loan and lease losses. In addition, our clients continued to receive PPP loan forgiveness during 2021. Total PPP loans forgiven in 2021 were $543.59 million which has provided $16.84 million in fee income. Furthermore, liquidity remains elevated and we are focused on its deployment through growing our loan and lease portfolio by deepening existing client relationships as well as developing new ones.

"Clearly, this past year proved to be difficult as we continued to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve worked hard to keep our 1st Source family healthy while providing our clients with the exceptional quality service expected from us. In December, we awarded 10 shares of 1st Source stock plus a $250 cash bonus to those colleagues who either had their first shot of the vaccine and were scheduled for their second or were fully vaccinated. We did this to recognize the Bank’s collective effort to mitigate both the personal risk and our community’s risk of infection.

"I am pleased to report that during the fourth quarter, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Indiana District, recognized 1st Source Bank with a Gold Level Award in the Community Lender category. The award honors 1st Source Bank for delivering the greatest number of SBA loans in Indiana in 2021 among Community Banks with less than $10 billion in assets. We have earned this award for nine years in a row and are proud to support our clients as they strive to start, grow, and expand their community-based businesses during an unprecedented time.

"Most importantly, I’m pleased to share that two board members were recently named to Savoy magazine’s 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list. Savoy magazine, the leading African American business, culture, and lifestyle publication, said the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list is a prestigious acknowledgment of African American executives, influencers, and achievers active on the boards of the world’s leading corporations and organizations. Melody Birmingham, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Duke Energy, has served on the 1st Source Corporation Board of Directors since 2018, while Tracy Graham, Managing Principal of Graham Allen Partners, LLC and Chief Executive Officer of Aunalytics, Inc., has served on the 1st Source Corporation board from 2012-2014, and again in 2021. He has served on the Board of Directors for 1st Source Bank since 2012. 1st Source has been proud of its board’s diversity and has always benefited from the advice, perspectives, and skills of its directors of many different backgrounds. We thank Savoy and join them in recognizing these two as energized, smart, and insightful members of our board of directors. 1st Source Corporation is stronger and more client-centric because of them," Mr. Murphy concluded.

FULL YEAR AND FOURTH QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Loans

Annual average loans and leases of $5.44 billion increased $53.41 million, up 1.05% net of PPP loans from the full year 2020. Quarterly average loans and leases of $5.31 billion increased $162.66 million, up 3.23% net of PPP loans in the fourth quarter of 2021 from the year ago quarter and have increased $35.77 million net of PPP loans from the third quarter. PPP forgiveness and customer payments totaled $102.11 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $543.59 million for the full year of 2021 offset by PPP originations of $261.46 million during 2021. Loan runoff is primarily from SBA forgiveness of PPP loans offset by growth in the aircraft, solar and auto and light truck portfolios when compared to 2020.

Deposits

Annual average deposits for 2021 were $6.34 billion, an increase of $605.93 million, up 10.56% from 2020. Quarterly average deposits of $6.70 billion grew $730.80 million, up 12.24% for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 compared to the year ago quarter and have increased $298.73 million, up 4.67% compared to the third quarter. Deposit growth is primarily from PPP loan fundings and increased consumer deposit levels compared to 2020 and increased consumer and business deposit levels as well as seasonal public fund activity compared to the previous quarter.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

For the twelve months of 2021, tax-equivalent net interest income was $237.10 million, an increase of $10.73 million, up 4.74% compared to the full year 2020. Fourth quarter 2021 tax-equivalent net interest income of $60.18 million decreased $2.06 million, or 3.31% from the fourth quarter a year ago and decreased $2.16 million, or 3.46% from the third quarter which was mainly the result of fewer PPP loan fees recognized during the quarter.

Net interest margin for the year ending December 31, 2021 was 3.22%, a decrease of 16 basis points from the 3.38% for the year ending December 31, 2020. Net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis for the year ending December 31, 2021 was 3.23%, a decrease of 16 basis points from the 3.39% for the year ending December 31, 2020. Fees for PPP loans had a positive impact on the net interest margin of 15 basis points for the year compared to a positive three basis points impact a year ago. We recognized $16.84 million in PPP loan fees during 2021 compared to $12.06 million during 2020. The margin continues to experience pressure from the low interest rate environment and excess liquidity.

Fourth quarter 2021 net interest margin was 3.09%, a reduction of 45 basis points from the 3.54% for the same period in 2020 and a decrease of 24 basis points from the prior quarter. Fourth quarter 2021 net interest margin on a fully tax-equivalent basis was 3.09%, a decrease of 46 basis points from the 3.55% for the same period in 2020 and a reduction of 25 basis points from the 3.34% in the prior quarter. PPP loans had a positive impact on the net interest margin of 16 basis points for the quarter compared to a positive 27 basis points impact during the fourth quarter of 2020. We recognized $3.58 million in PPP loan fees in fourth quarter 2021 versus $7.84 million in fourth quarter 2020.

The margin continues to experience pressure from the low interest rate environment and excess liquidity. We do not expect significant impact from PPP fees in 2022 as PPP loans continue to be forgiven. As of December 31, 2021, $75.79 million of PPP loans originated remained outstanding with $2.71 million in unearned fees.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 was $100.09 million, down $3.80 million or 3.65% compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2020. Fourth quarter 2021 noninterest income of $23.83 million decreased $2.16 million, or 8.30% from the fourth quarter a year ago and decreased $1.67 million or 6.55% from the third quarter.

Noninterest income during the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 was lower compared to a year ago mainly from reduced equipment rental income due to a decrease in the size of the average equipment rental portfolio as demand for operating leases declined and a decrease in mortgage banking income driven by lower sales volume. These decreases were offset by increased debit card income as transaction levels grew, higher trust and wealth advisory fees as market values improved on assets under management and a rise in service charges on deposit accounts. Additionally, we recognized $0.81 million in impairment recoveries on our mortgage servicing rights during 2021.

The decrease in noninterest income from the third quarter was mainly due to a reduction in mortgage banking income driven by a lower volume of loan sales and a $0.22 million impairment recovery on mortgage servicing rights recognized during the third quarter, decreased insurance commissions and lower partnership investment gains due to a $0.24 million write-down on one investment.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 was $186.15 million, a decrease of $1.22 million, or 0.65% compared to the same period a year ago. Fourth quarter 2021 noninterest expense of $48.75 million decreased $0.22 million, or 0.45% from the fourth quarter a year ago and increased $0.68 million or 1.42% from the prior quarter.

The decrease in noninterest expense for 2021 from 2020 was primarily due to lower leased equipment depreciation resulting from a reduction in the average equipment rental portfolio, reduced collection and repossession expenses due to lower general expenses and fewer negative valuation adjustments on repossessed assets, a lower valuation provision for interest rate swaps with customers, and a reduction in the provision for unfunded loan commitments.

The increase in noninterest expense from the third quarter was mainly due to higher salaries and employee benefits as a result of increased group insurance claims and increased incentive awards including a one-time special reward of $0.64 million announced during the fourth quarter for our colleagues who were vaccinated against COVID-19, higher legal fees, increased professional consulting fees and a rise in insurance expense due to a one-time $0.38 million decrease recognized during the third quarter. These increases were offset by a $3.00 million charitable contribution made during the third quarter that was not present in the fourth quarter.

Credit

The allowance for loan and lease losses as of December 31, 2021 was 2.38% of total loans and leases compared to 2.50% at September 30, 2021 and 2.56% at December 31, 2020. The allowance calculation includes PPP loans which are guaranteed by the SBA. Excluding those loans from the calculation results in an allowance of 2.42% at December 31, 2021 compared to 2.58% at September 30, 2021 and 2.73% at December 31, 2020.

Net charge-offs that have been recorded for the full year of 2021 were $8.86 million compared to net charge-offs of $9.19 million in 2020. This resulted in a charge-off ratio of 0.16% for 2021 compared to 0.17% for 2020. Net charge-offs of $5.15 million were recorded for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared with net charge-offs of $3.72 million in the same quarter a year ago and $0.04 million of net charge-offs in the previous quarter. The majority of charge-offs in 2021 were related to the bus division of the auto and light truck portfolio which continued to be impacted by the lingering effects of the pandemic on events and tourism.

The provision for credit losses was a recovery of $4.30 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and a recovery of $1.12 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, a decrease of $40.30 million and $6.09 million, respectively, compared with the same periods in 2020. The ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and leases was 0.77% as of December 31, 2021, compared to 0.84% on September 30, 2021 and 1.16% on December 31, 2020. Excluding PPP loans, the ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and leases was 0.78% at December 31, 2021 compared to 0.87% at September 30, 2021 and 1.24% at December 31, 2020. Nonperforming assets saw improvement in the fourth quarter as a result of lower nonaccrual loans.

Capital

As of December 31, 2021, the common equity-to-assets ratio was 11.32%, compared to 11.44% at September 30, 2021 and 12.12% a year ago. The tangible common equity-to-tangible assets ratio was 10.39% at December 31, 2021 compared to 10.50% at September 30, 2021 and 11.10% a year earlier. The Common Equity Tier 1 ratio, calculated under banking regulatory guidelines, was 13.72% at December 31, 2021 compared to 13.65% at September 30, 2021 and 13.06% a year ago. During the fourth quarter of 2021, 63,786 shares were repurchased for treasury reducing common shareholders’ equity by $3.07 million.

ABOUT 1ST SOURCE CORPORATION

1st Source common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under "SRCE" and appears in the National Market System tables in many daily newspapers under the code name "1st Src." Since 1863, 1st Source has been committed to the success of its clients, individuals, businesses and the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.1stsource.com.

1st Source serves the northern half of Indiana and southwest Michigan and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the area. While delivering a comprehensive range of consumer and commercial banking services through its community bank offices, 1st Source has distinguished itself with highly personalized services. 1st Source Bank also competes for business nationally by offering specialized financing services for new and used private and cargo aircraft, automobiles for leasing and rental agencies, medium and heavy duty trucks, and construction equipment. The Corporation includes 79 banking centers, 18 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, nine Wealth Advisory Services locations and 10 1st Source Insurance offices.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this document express "forward-looking statements." Generally, the words "believe," "contemplate," "seek," "plan," "possible," "assume," "expect," "intend," "targeted," "continue," "remain," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will," "should," "indicate," "would," "may" and similar expressions indicate forward-looking statements. Those statements, including statements, projections, estimates or assumptions concerning future events or performance, and other statements that are other than statements of historical fact, are subject to material risks and uncertainties. 1st Source cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.

1st Source may make other written or oral forward-looking statements from time to time. Readers are advised that various important factors could cause 1st Source’s actual results or circumstances for future periods to differ materially from those anticipated or projected in such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among others, include changes in laws, regulations or accounting principles generally accepted in the United States; 1st Source’s competitive position within its markets served; increasing consolidation within the banking industry; unforeseen changes in interest rates; unforeseen downturns in the local, regional or national economies or in the industries in which 1st Source has credit concentrations; and other risks discussed in 1st Source’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, which filings are available from the SEC. 1st Source undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The accounting and reporting policies of 1st Source conform to generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the United States and prevailing practices in the banking industry. However, certain non-GAAP performance measures are used by management to evaluate and measure the Company’s performance. Although these non-GAAP financial measures are frequently used by investors to evaluate a financial institution, they have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for analyses of results as reported under GAAP. These include taxable-equivalent net interest income (including its individual components), net interest margin (including its individual components), the efficiency ratio, tangible common equity-to-tangible assets ratio and tangible book value per common share. Management believes that these measures provide users of the Company’s financial information a more meaningful view of the performance of the interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities and of the Company’s operating efficiency. Other financial holding companies may define or calculate these measures differently.

Management reviews yields on certain asset categories and the net interest margin of the Company and its banking subsidiaries on a fully taxable-equivalent ("FTE") basis. In this non-GAAP presentation, net interest income is adjusted to reflect tax-exempt interest income on an equivalent before-tax basis. This measure ensures comparability of net interest income arising from both taxable and tax-exempt sources. Net interest income on a FTE basis is also used in the calculation of the Company’s efficiency ratio. The efficiency ratio, which is calculated by dividing non-interest expense by total taxable-equivalent net revenue (less securities gains or losses and lease depreciation), measures how much it costs to produce one dollar of revenue. Securities gains or losses and lease depreciation are excluded from this calculation to better match revenue from daily operations to operational expenses. Management considers the tangible common equity-to-tangible assets ratio and tangible book value per common share as useful measurements of the Company’s equity.

See the table marked "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company with their most closely related GAAP measures.

Category: Earnings

1st SOURCE CORPORATION

4th QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited - Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2021

2021

2020

2021

2020

AVERAGE BALANCES

Assets

$

8,111,055

$

7,796,763

$

7,402,431

$

7,731,147

$

7,120,009

Earning assets

7,715,838

7,404,252

6,981,460

7,338,639

6,684,246

Investments

1,715,227

1,482,016

1,098,072

1,443,380

1,058,060

Loans and leases

5,311,964

5,427,080

5,517,707

5,437,817

5,463,436

Deposits

6,700,575

6,401,844

5,969,776

6,342,527

5,736,602

Interest bearing liabilities

4,959,322

4,811,516

4,635,661

4,784,697

4,546,548

Common shareholders’ equity

918,950

915,552

884,530

906,951

865,278

Total equity

966,063

960,235

921,913

951,991

896,956

INCOME STATEMENT DATA

Net interest income

$

60,067

$

62,224

$

62,107

$

236,638

$

225,820

Net interest income - FTE(1)

60,176

62,335

62,234

237,097

226,363

(Recovery of) provision for credit losses

(1,117

)

(2,559

)

4,970

(4,303

)

36,001

Noninterest income

23,828

25,497

25,985

100,092

103,889

Noninterest expense

48,746

48,064

48,964

186,148

187,367

Net income

27,735

32,481

26,463

118,557

81,461

Net income available to common shareholders

27,723

32,483

26,464

118,534

81,437

PER SHARE DATA

Basic net income per common share

$

1.11

$

1.29

$

1.03

$

4.70

$

3.17

Diluted net income per common share

1.11

1.29

1.03

4.70

3.17

Common cash dividends declared

0.31

0.31

0.28

1.21

1.13

Book value per common share(2)

37.04

36.75

34.93

37.04

34.93

Tangible book value per common share(1)

33.64

33.37

31.62

33.64

31.62

Market value - High

51.20

48.63

41.10

51.20

52.16

Market value - Low

45.91

41.19

30.33

38.73

26.07

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

24,775,288

24,919,956

25,492,140

25,038,127

25,527,154

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

24,775,288

24,919,956

25,492,140

25,038,127

25,527,154

KEY RATIOS

Return on average assets

1.36

%

1.65

%

1.42

%

1.53

%

1.14

%

Return on average common shareholders’ equity

11.97

14.08

11.90

13.07

9.41

Average common shareholders’ equity to average assets

11.33

11.74

11.95

11.73

12.15

End of period tangible common equity to tangible assets(1)

10.39

10.50

11.10

10.39

11.10

Risk-based capital - Common Equity Tier 1(3)

13.72

13.65

13.06

13.72

13.06

Risk-based capital - Tier 1(3)

15.50

15.33

14.73

15.50

14.73

Risk-based capital - Total(3)

16.76

16.59

15.99

16.76

15.99

Net interest margin

3.09

3.33

3.54

3.22

3.38

Net interest margin - FTE(1)

3.09

3.34

3.55

3.23

3.39

Efficiency ratio: expense to revenue

58.10

54.79

55.58

55.28

56.83

Efficiency ratio: expense to revenue - adjusted(1)

56.60

53.38

53.32

53.48

54.20

Net charge offs to average loans and leases

0.38

0.00

0.27

0.16

0.17

Loan and lease loss allowance to loans and leases

2.38

2.50

2.56

2.38

2.56

Nonperforming assets to loans and leases

0.77

0.84

1.16

0.77

1.16

December 31,

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2021

2021

2021

2020

END OF PERIOD BALANCES

Assets

$

8,096,289

$

7,964,092

$

7,718,694

$

7,511,931

$

7,316,411

Loans and leases

5,346,214

5,358,797

5,483,045

5,523,085

5,489,301

Deposits

6,679,065

6,522,505

6,345,410

6,131,341

5,946,028

Allowance for loan and lease losses

127,492

133,755

136,361

139,550

140,654

Goodwill and intangible assets

83,926

83,931

83,937

83,942

83,948

Common shareholders’ equity

916,255

911,333

901,226

891,295

886,845

Total equity

969,464

956,397

945,457

935,759

930,670

ASSET QUALITY

Loans and leases past due 90 days or more

$

249

$

96

$

44

$

66

$

115

Nonaccrual loans and leases

38,706

43,166

55,864

58,513

60,388

Other real estate

369

359

Repossessions

861

690

1,213

2,214

1,976

Equipment owned under operating leases

1,518

1,598

1,728

1,647

1,695

Total nonperforming assets

$

41,334

$

45,550

$

58,849

$

62,809

$

64,533

(1) See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information on this performance measure/ratio.

(2) Calculated as common shareholders’ equity divided by common shares outstanding at the end of the period.

(3) Calculated under banking regulatory guidelines.

1st SOURCE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

(Unaudited - Dollars in thousands)

December 31,

September 30,

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2021

2021

2020

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

54,420

$

77,740

$

69,101

$

74,186

Federal funds sold and interest bearing deposits with other banks

470,767

559,542

400,346

168,861

Investment securities available-for-sale

1,863,041

1,583,240

1,413,022

1,197,467

Other investments

27,189

27,189

27,429

27,429

Mortgages held for sale

13,284

34,594

6,453

12,885

Loans and leases, net of unearned discount:

Commercial and agricultural

918,712

1,005,849

1,125,965

1,186,118

Solar

348,302

303,995

305,250

292,604

Auto and light truck

603,775

595,326

542,369

Medium and heavy duty truck

259,740

248,604

256,169

279,172

Aircraft

898,401

900,077