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Eagle Bancorp Montana Earns $5.2 Million, or $0.76 per Diluted Share, in Fourth Quarter 2020; Reports Record Earnings of $21.2 Million, or $3.11 per Diluted Share for the Year 2020; Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.0975 per Share

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HELENA, Mont., Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBMT), (the “Company,” “Eagle”), the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana, today reported net income in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased 121.0% to $5.2 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to $2.3 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter a year ago, reflecting the high level of contributions from mortgage banking and gains from sale of loans. Net income was a record $6.4 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020.

For the year 2020, net income nearly doubled to a record $21.2 million, or $3.11 per diluted share, compared to $10.9 million, or $1.69 per diluted share, for 2019.

Eagle’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0975 per share on January 21, 2021. The dividend will be payable March 5, 2021 to shareholders of record February 12, 2021. The current annualized dividend yield is 1.75% based on recent market prices.

“We had a strong fourth quarter and record earnings for the year, with net interest income expansion, record loan production and solid deposit growth,” said Peter J. Johnson, President and CEO. “While our fourth quarter operating performance was strong, we continued to see the economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our Montana communities. We actively participated in the SBA’s initial Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that expired in August, helping service the needs of our customers, and we plan to support the SBA’s new round of PPP funding to help our clients whose businesses have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Earlier in the year, the Montana Board of Investments (MBOI) offered 12-months of interest payment assistance to qualified borrowers. We are closely monitoring borrowers and businesses in our communities and are providing debt service relief for those who have been impacted.”

COVID-19 Preparations as of December 31, 2020:

  • Industry Exposure: Eagle’s exposure, as a percentage of total loans, to some of the industries with business revenues dramatically impacted by the pandemic includes health care and social assistance (2.64%), hotels and lodging (4.14%), bars and restaurants (2.58%), casinos (1.19%), and nursing homes (0.47%).

  • Loan Accommodations: The bank has offered multiple accommodation options to its clients, including 90-day deferrals, interest only payments, and forbearances. As of December 31, 2020, remaining loan modifications for 40 nonresidential borrowers represented $29.0 million in loans or 3.45% of total loans, compared to 66 borrowers, representing $55.3 million or 6.51% of total loans, three months earlier. Approximately 78.45% of loans originally modified, or 275 borrowers, are now performing according to adapted loan agreements. The bank qualified 32 borrowers for the MBOI program representing $26.6 million in loans, which are included in the fourth quarter modification totals. There remain approximately 54 forbearances approved for residential mortgage loans, of which 49 are sold and serviced. Utilization of credit lines were 82.7% at the end of the fourth quarter, compared to 83.4% at the end of the previous quarter, which aligns with historical usage rates.

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Eagle began taking loan applications from its small business clients immediately after the program was implemented in April 2020, and as of the close of the program, Eagle had helped 764 of its customers receive $45.7 million in SBA PPP loans. Eagle has processed applications for PPP loan forgiveness for customers, with 195 loans, representing over $15.0 million now paid in full. The remaining 569 PPP loans represent $29.6 million.

    On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) was signed into law, providing new COVID-19 stimulus relief, and it included $284 billion allocated for another round of PPP lending, extending the program to March 31, 2021. The program offers new PPP loans for companies that did not receive a PPP loan in 2020, and also “second draw” loans targeted at hard-hit businesses that have already spent their initial PPP proceeds. Eagle began assisting customers with the new round of funding on January 13, 2021.

  • Provision for Loan Losses: Due to the economic slowdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Eagle recorded total provision of $3.1 million for the full year 2020, compared to $2.6 million in 2019. The provision for loan losses was $379,000 in the fourth quarter, compared to $854,000 in the third quarter of 2020 and $632,000 in the fourth quarter a year ago. Loan loss provisioning for the fourth quarter of 2020 was reflective of steady portfolio balances due to a high volume of mortgages intended for sale. The performance of modified loans exceeded expectations and the qualitative factors were not adjusted.

  • Deposit Accommodations: The Bank halted deposit fees associated with early withdrawal requests to assist depositors with funding needs.

  • Liquidity Changes: Through the quarter ended December 31, 2020, the liquidity level remained consistent with the prior quarters. Eagle used Federal Reserve’s Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (“PPPLF”) as a partial source of funding for its SBA PPP loans.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights (at or for the three-month period ended December 31, 2020, except where noted)

  • Net income increased 121.0% to $5.2 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $2.3 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019, and decreased 19.1% compared to a record $6.4 million, or $0.94 per diluted share in the preceding quarter.

  • Annualized return on average assets was 1.63%.

  • Annualized return on average equity was 13.68%.

  • Net interest margin (“NIM”) was 4.03% in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 3.83% in the preceding quarter, and 4.22% in the fourth quarter a year ago.

  • Revenues (net interest income before the provision for loan losses, plus non-interest income) were $23.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to a record $25.7 million in the previous quarter, and increased 42.9% compared to $16.5 million in the fourth quarter a year ago.

  • Purchase discount on loans from the Western Holding Company of Wolf Point portfolio was $1.2 million at January 1, 2020, of which $606,000 remained as of December 31, 2020.

  • Remaining purchase discount on loans from acquisitions prior to 2020 totaled $962,000 as of December 31, 2020.

  • The accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Western Holding Company of Wolf Point, and previous acquisitions was $170,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to interest accretion on purchased loans from acquisitions of $467,000 in the preceding quarter.

  • The allowance for loan losses represented 136.9% of nonperforming loans at December 31, 2020, compared to 157.8% a year earlier.

  • Total loans increased 7.9% to $841.1 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $779.2 million a year earlier.

  • Total deposits increased 27.7% to $1.03 billion at December 31, 2020, from $809.0 million a year ago.

  • Eagle remained well capitalized with a tangible common shareholders’ equity ratio of 10.51% at December 31, 2020.

  • Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0975 per share.

Recent Events

On June 10, 2020, Eagle issued $15 million in subordinated notes to certain qualified institutional accredited investors through a private placement offering. The net cash proceeds from the sale of the subordinated notes was approximately $14.7 million, and the subordinated notes qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory purposes. Eagle intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. On July 10, 2020, the Company redeemed $10 million of existing 6.75% subordinated notes due 2025.

Acquisitions

On January 1, 2020, Eagle completed its acquisition of Western Holding Company of Wolf Point, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Western Bank of Wolf Point, in a transaction valued at approximately $15.0 million. In the transaction, Eagle acquired one retail bank branch and approximately $104 million in assets, $87 million in deposits and $43 million in gross loans.

On January 1, 2019, Eagle completed its acquisition of Big Muddy Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, The State Bank of Townsend, located in Townsend, Montana, which added approximately $108 million in assets, $93 million in deposits and $89 million in gross loans.

Balance Sheet Results

Eagle’s total assets increased 19.3% to $1.26 billion at December 31, 2020, compared to $1.05 billion a year ago, in large part due to the Western Holding Company of Wolf Point acquisition, and remained unchanged from $1.26 billion three months earlier.

“Strong PPP loan originations, and robust residential mortgage business fueled balance sheet growth over the year, with total loans increasing 7.9% year-over-year, resulting in solid overall expansion of the loan portfolio,” said Johnson. Total loans were $841.1 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $779.2 million a year earlier, and $848.5 million three months earlier.

Eagle originated $273.7 million in new residential mortgages during the quarter, excluding construction loans, and sold $253.6 million in residential mortgages, with an average gross margin on sale of mortgage loans of approximately 4.72%. This production compares to residential mortgage originations of $254.0 million in the preceding quarter with sales of $266.5 million.

Commercial real estate loans decreased 4.3% to $316.7 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $331.1 million a year earlier. Agricultural and farmland loans increased 30.1% to $118.2 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $90.8 million a year earlier. Residential mortgage loans decreased to $110.8 million, compared to $119.3 million a year earlier. Commercial loans increased 50.0% to $109.2 million, compared to $72.8 million a year ago, reflecting SBA PPP loans originated during the second quarter and third quarter of 2020. Commercial construction and development loans increased 23.9% to $65.3 million, home equity loans remained relatively unchanged at $56.6 million, residential construction loans increased 19.9% to $46.3 million, and consumer loans increased 6.8% to $20.2 million, compared to a year ago.

Total deposits increased 27.7% to $1.03 billion at December 31, 2020, compared to $809.0 million at December 31, 2019, and increased 3.5% compared to $998.3 million at September 30, 2020. Federal programs such as the PPP, stimulus checks and increased weekly unemployment benefits have boosted deposit balances. Noninterest-bearing checking accounts represent 30.9%, interest-bearing checking accounts represent 15.5%, savings accounts represent 17.4%, money market accounts comprise 19.6% and time certificates of deposit make up 16.6% of the total deposit portfolio, at December 31, 2020.

Shareholders’ equity increased 25.7% to $152.9 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $121.7 million a year earlier and increased 3.8% compared to $147.4 million three months earlier. Tangible book value increased to $19.16 per share, at December 31, 2020, compared to $16.04 per share a year earlier and $18.36 per share three months earlier.

Operating Results

Eagle’s NIM was 4.03% in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 3.83% in the preceding quarter, and 4.22% in the fourth quarter a year ago. “While our year-over-year NIM contracted due to the 150 basis-point decrease in the Federal Funds rate over the last year, we had NIM expansion over the prior quarter partially due to PPP loan payoffs and lower cost of funds,” said Johnson. The interest accretion on purchased loans totaled $170,000 and resulted in a six basis-point increase in the NIM during the fourth quarter, compared to $467,000 and a 14 basis-point increase in the NIM during the preceding quarter. For the year, Eagle’s NIM was 3.94% compared with 4.25% for 2019. The investment securities portfolio was $162.9 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $165.4 million at September 30, 2020, and $126.9 million at December 31, 2019. Average yields on earning assets for the fourth quarter decreased to 4.41% from 5.05% a year ago, largely due to adding PPP loans at a lower rate.

Eagle’s fourth quarter revenues were $23.6 million, a decrease compared to $25.7 million in the preceding quarter and a 42.9% increase when compared to $16.5 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. The year-over-year increase was primarily a result of increased mortgage banking income and gain on sale of mortgages. For the year, revenues increased 47.3%, to $92.2 million compared to $62.6 million in 2019.

Net interest income, before the provision for loan losses, increased 6.6% to $11.5 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $10.8 million in the third quarter 2020, and increased 14.7% compared to $10.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year 2020, net interest income increased 11.3% to $43.2 million, compared to $38.8 million in 2019.

Noninterest income was $12.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $15.0 million in the preceding quarter, and increased 86.3% compared to $6.5 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. The net gain on sale of mortgage loans totaled $12.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $11.1 million in the preceding quarter and $5.2 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. A loss of $1.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2020 in mortgage banking activity was primarily due to a loss on mortgage banking derivatives. This compares to a net gain of $2.2 million in the preceding quarter and a net loss of $156,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019. Year-to-date, noninterest income grew 105.8% to $49.1 million, compared to $23.8 million in 2019.

Eagle’s fourth quarter noninterest expenses were $16.3 million which was unchanged compared to the preceding quarter. Noninterest expense was $12.6 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. The year-over-year increase is largely attributable to an increase in salary and employee benefits. For the year, noninterest expenses totaled $60.7 million, compared to $46.0 million in 2019.

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the income tax provision totaled $1.7 million, for an effective tax rate of 24.8%, compared to $2.2 million in the preceding quarter and $959,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Credit Quality

The provision for loan losses was $379,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $854,000 in the preceding quarter and $632,000 in the fourth quarter a year ago. For the year, the provision for loan losses was $3.1 million, compared to $2.6 million in 2019. The allowance for loan losses represented 136.9% of nonperforming loans at December 31, 2020, compared to 151.0% three months earlier and 157.8% a year earlier.

Nonperforming loans were $8.5 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $7.5 million at September 30, 2020, and $5.5 million a year earlier. The increase year-over-year in nonperforming loans was impacted by acquired loans which make up approximately $1.3 million of the balance as of December 31, 2020.

Eagle’s total other real estate owned (“OREO”) and other repossessed assets was $25,000 at December 31, 2020, unchanged from September 30, 2020. Nonperforming assets, consisting of nonaccrual loans, OREO and other repossessed assets, loans delinquent 90 days or more and restructured loans, were $8.5 million at December 31, 2020, or 0.68% of total assets, compared to $7.5 million, or 0.60% of total assets three months earlier and $5.5 million, or 0.52% of total assets a year earlier.

Net loan charge-offs totaled $78,000 in the fourth quarter, compared to charge-offs of $55,000 in the preceding quarter and charge-offs of $233,000 in the fourth quarter a year ago. The allowance for loan losses was $11.6 million, or 1.38% of total loans, at December 31, 2020, compared to $11.3 million, or 1.33% of total loans, at September 30, 2020, and $8.6 million, or 1.10% of total loans, a year ago.

Capital Management

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. continues to be well capitalized with the ratio of tangible common shareholders’ equity to tangible assets of 10.51% as of December 31, 2020. (Shareholders’ equity, less goodwill and core deposit intangible to tangible assets).

About the Company

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Helena, Montana, and is the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana, a community bank established in 1922 that serves consumers and small businesses in Montana through 23 banking offices. Additional information is available on the bank’s website at www.opportunitybank.com. The shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “EBMT.”

Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and may be identified by the use of such words as "believe," “will”’ "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "estimated," and "potential." These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements of our goals, intentions and expectations; statements regarding our business plans, prospects, mergers with Western Bank of Wolf Point, Ruby Valley Bank and The State Bank of Townsend, growth and operating strategies; statements regarding the current global COVID-19 pandemic, statements regarding the asset quality of our loan and investment portfolios; and estimates of our risks and future costs and benefits. These forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in laws or government regulations or policies affecting financial institutions, including changes in regulatory fees and capital requirements; general economic conditions and political events, either nationally or in our market areas, that are worse than expected; the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to steps taken by governmental and other authorities to contain, mitigate and combat the pandemic, adverse effects on our employees, customers and third-party service providers, the ultimate extent of the impacts on our business, financial position, results of operations, liquidity and prospects, continued deterioration in general business and economic conditions could adversely affect our revenues and the values of our assets and liabilities, lead to a tightening of credit and increase stock price volatility, and potential impairment charges; competition among depository and other financial institutions; loan demand or residential and commercial real estate values in Montana; the concentration of our business in Montana; our ability to continue to increase and manage our commercial real estate, commercial business and agricultural loans; the costs and effects of legal, compliance and regulatory actions, changes and developments, including the initiation and resolution of legal proceedings (including any securities, bank operations, consumer or employee litigation); inflation and changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our margins or reduce the fair value of financial instruments; adverse changes in the securities markets; other economic, governmental, competitive, regulatory and technological factors that may affect our operations; cyber incidents, or theft or loss of Company or customer data or money; the effect of our recent acquisitions, including the failure to achieve expected revenue growth and/or expense savings, the failure to effectively integrate their operations and the diversion of management time on issues related to the integration. Because of these and other uncertainties, our actual future results may be materially different from the results indicated by these forward-looking statements. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and the company undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles utilized in the United States, or GAAP, the Financial Ratios and Other Data contains non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP disclosures include: 1) core efficiency ratio, 2) tangible book value per share, 3) tangible common equity to tangible assets, 4) earnings per diluted share, excluding acquisition costs and 5) return on average assets, excluding acquisition costs. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operational performance and to enhance investors’ overall understanding of such financial performance. In particular, the use of tangible book value per share and tangible common equity to tangible assets is prevalent among banking regulators, investors and analysts.

The numerator for the core efficiency ratio is calculated by subtracting acquisition costs and intangible asset amortization from noninterest expense. Tangible assets and tangible common shareholders’ equity are calculated by excluding intangible assets from assets and shareholders’ equity, respectively. For these financial measures, our intangible assets consist of goodwill and core deposit intangible. Tangible book value per share is calculated by dividing tangible common shareholders’ equity by the number of common shares outstanding. We believe that this measure is consistent with the capital treatment by our bank regulatory agencies, which exclude intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios and present this measure to facilitate the comparison of the quality and composition of our capital over time and in comparison, to our competitors.

Non-GAAP financial measures have inherent limitations, are not required to be uniformly applied, and are not audited. Further, the non-GAAP financial measure of tangible book value per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for book value per share or total shareholders’ equity determined in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies. Reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are presented below.

Balance Sheet

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

Assets:

Cash and due from banks

$

14,455

$

19,879

$

18,094

Interest bearing deposits in banks

47,733

7,672

4,284

Federal funds sold

7,614

45,260

2,540

Total cash and cash equivalents

69,802

72,811

24,918

Securities available-for-sale

162,946

165,353

126,875

FHLB stock

2,060

2,817

4,683

FRB stock

2,974

2,974

2,526

Mortgage loans held-for-sale, at fair value

54,615

41,484

25,612

Loans:

Real estate loans:

Residential 1-4 family

110,802

110,021

119,296

Residential 1-4 family construction

46,290

42,814

38,602

Commercial real estate

316,668

308,485

331,062

Commercial construction and development

65,281

56,927

52,670

Farmland

65,918

67,061

50,293

Other loans:

Home equity

56,563

61,460

56,414

Consumer

20,168

20,694

18,882

Commercial

109,209

123,303

72,797

Agricultural

52,242

60,308

40,522

Unearned loan fees

(2,038

)

(2,595

)

(1,303

)

Total loans

841,103

848,478

779,235

Allowance for loan losses

(11,600

)

(11,300

)

(8,600

)

Net loans

829,503

837,178

770,635

Accrued interest and dividends receivable

5,765

6,615

4,577

Mortgage servicing rights, net

10,105

9,518

8,739

Premises and equipment, net

58,762

54,450

40,082

Cash surrender value of life insurance, net

27,753

27,064

23,608

Goodwill

20,798

20,798

15,836

Core deposit intangible, net

2,343

2,505

2,786

Other assets

10,208

11,461

3,383

Total assets

$

1,257,634

$

1,255,028

$

1,054,260

Liabilities:

Deposit accounts:

Noninterest bearing

318,389

295,058

200,035

Interest bearing

714,694

703,272

608,958

Total deposits

1,033,083

998,330

808,993

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

24,752

19,786

10,317

FHLB advances and other borrowings

17,070

59,777

88,350

Other long-term debt, net

29,791

29,772

24,941

Total liabilities

1,104,696

1,107,665

932,601

Shareholders' Equity:

Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding)

-

-

-

Common stock (par value $0.01; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 7,110,833, 7,110,833 and 6,714,983 shares issued; 6,775,447, 6,756,107 and 6,423,033 shares outstanding at December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

71

71

67

Additional paid-in capital

77,602

77,612

68,826

Unallocated common stock held by Employee Stock Ownership Plan

(145

)

(185

)

(311

)

Treasury stock, at cost (335,386, 354,726 and 291,950 shares at December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

(4,423

)

(4,630

)

(3,643

)

Retained earnings

73,982

69,478

55,391

Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax

5,851

5,017

1,329

Total shareholders' equity

152,938

147,363

121,659

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,257,634

$

1,255,028

$

1,054,260

Income Statement

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Years Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

2020

2019

Interest and dividend income:

Interest and fees on loans

$

11,549

$

11,340

$

10,966

$

45,381

$

42,344

Securities available-for-sale

889

874

870

3,742

3,672

FRB and FHLB dividends

86

95

111

370

408

Other interest income

27

30

32

161

87

Total interest and dividend income

12,551

12,339

11,979

49,654

46,511

Interest expense:

Interest expense on deposits

551

779

1,160

3,614

3,893

FHLB advances and other borrowings

117

261

445

1,183

2,387

Other long-term debt

391

521

357

1,687

1,446

Total interest expense

1,059

1,561

1,962

6,484

7,726

Net interest income

11,492

10,778

10,017

43,170

38,785

Loan loss provision

379

854

632

3,130

2,627

Net interest income after loan loss provision

11,113

9,924

9,385

40,040

36,158

Noninterest income:

Service charges on deposit accounts

282

282

337

1,096

1,219

Net gain on sale of mortgage loans

11,959

11,101

5,224

36,391

16,675

Mortgage banking, net

(1,504

)

2,204

(156

)

5,660

2,321

Interchange and ATM fees

415

407

350

1,538

1,327

Appreciation in cash surrender value of life insurance

165

160

148

645

720

Net (loss) gain on sale of available-for-sale securities

(335

)

-

20

733

69

Net gain on sale/disposal of premises and equipment

-

-

48

4

486

Other noninterest income

1,112

817

522

3,000

1,024

Total noninterest income

12,094

14,971

6,493

49,067

23,841

Noninterest expense:

Salaries and employee benefits

10,562

11,325

7,576

38,836

27,633

Occupancy and equipment expense

1,342

1,280

1,193

5,019

4,422

Data processing

1,215

1,168

1,007

4,722

3,722

Advertising

287

208

228

911

1,028

Amortization

164

165

320

659

812

Loan costs

669

566

251

1,880

805

FDIC insurance premiums

75

75

2

222

81

Postage

103

76

52

363

289

Professional and examination fees

254

389

285

1,335

1,052

Acquisition costs

-

-

505

157

2,198

Other noninterest expense

1,670

1,093

1,163

6,563

3,989

Total noninterest expense

16,341

16,345

12,582

60,667

46,031

Income before provision for income taxes

6,866

8,550

3,296

28,440

13,968

Provision for Income taxes

1,702

2,170

959

7,234

3,096

Net income

$

5,164

$

6,380

$

2,337

$

21,206

$

10,872

Basic earnings per share

$

0.76

$

0.94

$

0.36

$

3.12

$

1.69

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.76

$

0.94

$

0.36

$

3.11

$

1.69

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

6,768,720

6,776,417

6,416,516

6,795,503

6,419,654

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

6,815,072

6,813,739

6,430,454

6,820,306

6,437,604

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

Mortgage Banking Activity (For the quarter):

Mortgage servicing (loss) income, net

$

(152

)

$

(39

)

$

179

Net (loss) gain on mortgage banking derivatives

(1,755

)

2,961

(511

)

Net gain (loss) on fair value of loans held-for-sale

403

(718

)

176

Mortgage banking, net

$

(1,504

)

$

2,204

$

(156

)

Mortgage Banking Activity (Year-to-date):

Mortgage servicing (loss) income, net

$

(308

)

$

(156

)

$

984

Net gain on mortgage banking derivatives

4,608

6,363

353

Net gain on fair value of loans held-for-sale

1,360

957

984

Mortgage banking, net

$

5,660

$

7,164

$

2,321

Performance Ratios (For the quarter):

Return on average assets

1.63

%

2.05

%

0.89

%

Return on average equity

13.68

%

17.77

%

7.64

%

Net interest margin

4.03

%

3.85

%

4.22

%

Core efficiency ratio*

68.59

%

62.84

%

71.21

%

Performance Ratios (Year-to-date):

Return on average assets

1.74

%

1.78

%

1.08

%

Return on average equity

15.02

%

15.51

%

9.39

%

Net interest margin

3.94

%

3.91

%

4.25

%

Core efficiency ratio*

64.89

%

63.62

%

68.70

%

Asset Quality Ratios and Data:

As of or for the Three Months Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

Nonaccrual loans

$

6,257

$

5,600

$

3,395

Loans 90 days past due and still accruing

392

57

1,809

Restructured loans, net

1,824

1,825

246

Total nonperforming loans

8,473

7,482

5,450

Other real estate owned and other repossessed assets

25

25

26

Total nonperforming assets

$

8,498

$

7,507

$

5,476

Nonperforming loans / portfolio loans

1.01

%

0.88

%

0.70

%

Nonperforming assets / assets

0.68

%

0.60

%

0.52

%

Allowance for loan losses / portfolio loans

1.38

%

1.33

%

1.10

%

Allowance / nonperforming loans

136.91

%

151.03

%

157.80

%

Gross loan charge-offs for the quarter

$

98

$

82

$

271

Gross loan recoveries for the quarter

$

20

$

27

$

38

Net loan charge-offs for the quarter

$

78

$

55

$

233

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

Capital Data (At quarter end):

Tangible book value per share**

$

19.16

$

18.36

$

16.04

Shares outstanding

6,775,447

6,756,107

6,423,033

Tangible common equity to tangible assets***

10.51

%

10.07

%

9.95

%

Other Information:

Average total assets for the quarter

$

1,268,402

$

1,244,918

$

1,044,642

Average total assets year-to-date

$

1,219,890

$

1,203,719

$

1,010,017

Average earning assets for the quarter

$

1,131,621

$

1,115,606

$

941,568

Average earning assets year-to-date

$

1,092,551

$

1,079,527

$

912,372

Average loans for the quarter ****

$

888,331

$

902,543

$

795,678

Average loans year-to-date ****

$

874,669

$

870,114

$

764,075

Average equity for the quarter

$

151,002

$

143,608

$

122,334

Average equity year-to-date

$

141,160

$

137,880

$

115,794

Average deposits for the quarter

$

1,024,871

$

971,043

$

807,539

Average deposits year-to-date

$

954,500

$

931,043

$

757,907

* The core efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP ratio that is calculated by dividing non-interest expense, exclusive of acquisition costs and intangible asset amortization, by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.

** The tangible book value per share is a non-GAAP ratio that is calculated by dividing shareholders' equity, less goodwill and core deposit intangible, by common shares outstanding.

*** The tangible common equity to tangible assets is a non-GAAP ratio that is calculated by dividing shareholders' equity, less goodwill and core deposit intangible, by total assets, less goodwill and core deposit intangible.

**** Includes loans held for sale

Core Efficiency Ratio

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Years Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

2020

2019

Calculation of Core Efficiency Ratio:

Noninterest expense

$

16,341

$

16,345

$

12,582

$

60,667

$

46,031

Acquisition costs

-

-

(505

)

(157

)

(2,198

)

Intangible asset amortization

(164

)

(165

)

(320

)

(659

)

(812

)

Core efficiency ratio numerator

16,177

16,180

11,757

59,851

43,021

Net interest income

11,492

10,778

10,017

43,170

38,785

Noninterest income

12,094

14,971

6,493

49,067

23,841

Core efficiency ratio denominator

23,586

25,749

16,510

92,237

62,626

Core efficiency ratio

68.59

%

62.84

%

71.21

%

64.89

%

68.70

%

Tangible Book Value and Tangible Assets

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

Tangible Book Value:

Shareholders' equity

$

152,938

$

147,363

$

121,659

Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net

(23,141

)

(23,303

)

(18,622

)

Tangible common shareholders' equity

$

129,797

$

124,060

$

103,037

Common shares outstanding at end of period

6,775,447

6,756,107

6,423,033

Common shareholders' equity (book value) per share (GAAP)

$

22.57

$

21.81

$

18.94

Tangible common shareholders' equity (tangible book value) per share (non-GAAP)

$

19.16

$

18.36

$

16.04

Tangible Assets:

Total assets

$

1,257,634

$

1,255,028

$

1,054,260

Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net

(23,141

)

(23,303

)

(18,622

)

Tangible assets (non-GAAP)

$

1,234,493

$

1,231,725

$

1,035,638

Tangible common shareholders' equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)

10.51

%

10.07

%

9.95

%

Earnings Per Diluted Share, Excluding Acquisition Costs

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Years Ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net interest income after loan loss provision

$

11,113

$

9,924

$

9,385

$

40,040

$

36,158

Noninterest income

12,094

14,971

6,493

49,067

23,841

Noninterest expense

16,341

16,345

12,582

60,667

46,031

Acquisition costs

-

-

(505

)

(157

)

(2,198

)

Noninterest expense, excluding acquisition costs

16,341

16,345

12,077

60,510

43,833

Income before income taxes

6,866

8,550

3,801

28,597

16,166

Income tax expense, excluding acquisition costs related taxes

1,702

2,170

1,106

7,274

3,583

Net Income, excluding acquisition costs

$

5,164

$

6,380

$

2,695

$

21,323

$

12,583

Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)

$

0.76

$

0.94

$

0.36

$

3.11

$

1.69

Diluted earnings per share, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)

$

0.76

$

0.94

$

0.42

$

3.13

$

1.95


Return on Average Assets, Excluding Acquisition Costs

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2020

2019

For the quarter:

Net income, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)*

$

5,164

$

6,380

$

2,695

Average total assets quarter-to-date

$

1,268,402

$

1,244,918

$

1,044,642

Return on average assets, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)

1.63

%

2.05

%

1.03

%

Year-to-date:

Net income, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)*

$

21,323

$

16,159

$

12,583

Average total assets year-to-date

$

1,219,890

$

1,203,719

$

1,010,017

Return on average assets, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)

1.75

%

1.79

%

1.25

%

* See Earnings Per Diluted Share, Excluding Acquisition Costs table for GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation.


Contacts:

Peter J. Johnson, President and CEO

(406) 457-4006

Laura F. Clark, EVP and CFO

(406) 457-4007