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First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Results

ALPENA, Mich., Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. (FFNM) (the "Company") reported consolidated net income of $547,000, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $805,000, or $0.22 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.  

Consolidated net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 was $1.3 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted share, compared to $3.4 million, or $0.92 per basic and diluted share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. 

Michael W. Mahler, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "We are pleased with the acceleration of loan growth as we recognized an increase of $9.3 million in net loans during the fourth quarter of 2016 and $13.5 million for the year. This growth was realized without relaxing underwriting standards. Our strategic plan includes growing market share in new and existing markets. The addition of lending staff late in 2015 and early this year has facilitated our achievement of this goal. We expect this momentum of growth to extend into early 2017 with the robust volume of loans in our pipelines and the quantity of commitment letters that continue to be signed by borrowers. The impact from the loan growth on the fourth quarter earnings is best demonstrated by an 86% increase in pretax, pre-provision income when compared to the same quarter last year."

Mahler further added, "Our multiyear trend in improving asset quality metrics remains intact. During 2016, we have reduced our level of non-performing assets to 0.7% of total assets, which represents the lowest level in more than a decade.  As of year-end, our Texas ratio is below 8.0% and our classified asset ratio stands at 20.4%. Reduced levels of non-performing assets, along with other cost savings measures, has resulted in a reduction of 10.2%, for the quarter, and 2.7%, for the year, in our non-interest expenses.  In spite of the investment in seasoned and talented lenders, we managed to reduce compensation and employee benefits by 6.9% for the quarter and hold them static year over year."

Performance Highlights

  • Net loan growth of $9.3 million since September 30, 2016 and $13.5 million since December 31, 2015.
  • Net interest income remained relatively unchanged for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 at $2.4 million and $9.3 million, respectively.
  • Provision for loan loss was $3,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to recovery of $510,000 for the same period in 2015 and $95,000 for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to recovery of $535,000 for the year ended December 31, 2015.
  • Decreases of $267,000, quarter over quarter, and $273,000, year over year, in the Company's non-interest expense.    
  • A reduction of the deferred tax asset valuation reserve resulted in no tax expense for 2016 and a tax benefit of $1.7 million for 2015.
  • Non-performing assets declined 8.5% to $2.4 million as of December 31, 2016 from $2.6 million at December 31, 2015. Non-performing loans declined 29.4% to $1.0 million at year end as compared to $1.4 million at December 31, 2015.
  • Tangible book value per share at December 31, 2016 was $8.60 compared to $8.68 at December 31, 2015.
  • First Federal of Northern Michigan remains "well-capitalized" for regulatory purposes.

Financial Condition

  • Total assets of the Company at December 31, 2016 were $345.0 million, an increase of $9.0 million, or 2.7%, from total assets of $336.0 million at December 31, 2015.
    • We have experienced an increase in our net loans of $13.5 million,
      • With an $8.5 million increase in our commercial loan portfolio as we have focused our efforts on growing loans organically in and around our market areas.
      • We increased our mortgage loan portfolio by $6.3 million as we continue to retain high quality adjustable rate mortgages and 10- and 15-year fixed rate loans in our mortgage portfolio. In addition, the consumer loan portfolio decreased $1.2 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2016.

 

 



December 31,


December 31,



2016


2015






Mortgage Loans


$        82,074


$           75,806

Consumer Real Estate


7,647


8,726

Consumer Other


1,357


1,504

Commercial Real Estate


64,514


60,077

Commercial Other


27,532


23,430






Total gross loans


$       183,124


$          169,543






Loan Loss Reserve


(1,685)


(1,559)






Net Loans Receivable


$       181,439


$          167,984

 

 

 

  • We experienced a decrease of $4.0 million in our deposits held at other financial institutions during the twelve months ended December 31, 2016.
  • Deposits increased $24.9 million to $293.4 million at December 31, 2016. While the balance of our Federal Home Loan Bank advances decreased $15.4 million to $17.5 million during the same period.
  • Stockholders' equity was $32.9 million at December 31, 2016 compared to $33.3 million at December 31, 2015.
    • During 2016, the Company paid $596,000 in shareholder dividends.
    • We experienced a decrease of $1.2 million in the unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities, net of tax.
    • Partially offsetting these decreases is our reported net income of $1.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.
  • First Federal of Northern Michigan's regulatory capital remains at levels in excess of regulatory requirements, as shown in the table below.

 

 





Regulatory

Minimum to be


 Actual 


 Minimum * 

 Well Capitalized * 


 Amount 

 Ratio 


 Amount 

 Ratio 


 Amount 

 Ratio 


Dollars in Thousands










Tier 1 Leverage Capital (tier 1 to quarterly average assets):

$          28,352

8.44%


$            13,439

4.00%


$          16,799

5.00%










Common Equity Tier 1 Risk-based Capital ( core capital to risk-
weighted assets):

$          28,352

14.71%


$              8,672

4.50%


$          12,526

6.50%










Tier 1 Risk-based Capital (tier 1 to risk-weighted assets):

$          28,352

14.71%


$            11,562

6.00%


$          15,416

8.00%










Total Risk-based Capital (risk-based capital to risk-weighted assets):

$          30,046

15.59%


$            15,416

8.00%


$          19,271

10.00%










Tangible Capital (tangible capital to tangible assets):

$          28,352

8.39%


$              6,763

1.50%


$          16,906

N/A










* The minimum required regulatory ratios do not include the conservation buffer that began on January 1, 2016, which will be fully phased in by January 1, 2019.

 

 

Results of Operations

  • Interest income remained steady at $2.7 million and $10.6 million for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively.
    • During the three months ended December 31, 2016, the yield on our interest-earning assets increased 5 basis points to 3.36% from 3.31% as of December 31, 2015.
    • The yield on our interest-earning assets decreased to 3.35% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 from 3.36% for the year ended December 31, 2015.
  • Interest expense remained unchanged at $318,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and increased to $1.3 million, as of December 31, 2016, from $1.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015.
    • The average cost of our certificates of deposit increased to 0.99% for the three months ended December 31, 2016 from 0.93% during the same period a year earlier. In addition, the cost of these funds increased to 0.99% for the year ended December 31, 2016 from 0.94% for the same period in 2015. The average balance of our certificate of deposits decreased $3.7 million over the same period.
    • The cost of our FHLB advances decreased 10 basis points from 1.34% for the three months ended December 31, 2015 to 1.24% for the three months ended December 31, 2016. In addition, the cost of these funds increased 5 basis points from 1.29% for the year ended December 31, 2015 to 1.34% for the year ended December 31, 2016.
    • Interest-bearing core deposit balances increased $30.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 while the cost for those deposits rose 1 basis point during the same period.
  • Net interest margin increased to 2.96% for the three-month period ended December 31, 2016 from 2.91% for the same period in 2015, and decreased to 2.94% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 from 2.96% for the year in 2015 as a result of the factors mentioned above.
  • Provision for loan losses for the three months ended December 31, 2016 was $3,000 as compared to recovery of $510,000 for the prior year period.
  • For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, provision for loan loss was $95,000 as compared to recovery of $535,000 for same period in 2015.
    • For the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015, the recovery of provision resulted from the collection of $543,000 associated with a single commercial loan that was charged off in 2014.
  • Non-interest income decreased to $516,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 from $548,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2015 with the following period-over-period decreases noted in 2016:
    • Other income of $95,000 primarily related to reduced level of insurance and brokerage commission received in 2016.
    • Partially offsetting these decreases were increases of $34,000 to gain on sale of available-for-sale securities and $36,000 to gain on sale of bank-owned assets.
  • Non-interest income remained relatively unchanged at $2.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 with the following activity noted year over year:
    • Service charges and fees increased $20,000.
    • Gain on sale of securities increased $130,000.
    • Mortgage banking income declined $32,000.
    • Gain on bank-owned assets decreased $25,000.
  • Non-interest expense decreased $267,000, to $2.3 million, for the three months ended December 31, 2016 when compared to $2.6 million for the same period one year earlier. The following are decreases noted in the quarter over quarter period ended December 31, 2016 and 2015:
    • Compensation and employee benefits of $108,000.
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) premiums of $47,000.
    • Occupancy of $44,000.
    • Professional services of $41,000.
    • Expenses related to real estate owned and other repossessed assets of $168,000.
    • Offsetting these decreases was an increase in other expenses of $117,000 primarily related to automated teller machine (ATM) expenses, dues and subscriptions, and commercial loan expenses.
  • Non-interest expense decreased $274,000, to $9.8 million, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $10.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 the following decreases were noted:
    • FDIC premiums of $57,000.
    • Professional services of $93,000.
    • Expenses related to real estate owned and other repossessed assets of $181,000.
    • Partially offsetting these decreases was an increase of $57,000 for service bureau expenses related to software cost associated with our Bank operating platform.

Selected Performance Ratios

 

 

Select Performance and Financial Statistics (unaudited):








in thousands (except share data)









For the Three Months Ended
December 31,


For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2016


2015


2016


2015









Net interest margin

2.96%


2.91%


2.94%


2.96%

Average interest rate spread

2.82%


2.77%


2.80%


2.83%

Total non-performing assets *

$            2,375


$            2,595


$               2,375


$               2,595

Total non-performing loans *

$            1,005


$            1,424


$               1,005


$               1,424

Non-performing assets to total assets *

0.69%


0.77%


0.69%


0.77%

Non-performing loans to total loans *

0.55%


0.84%


0.55%


0.84%

Texas ratio * (1) 

7.90%


7.83%


7.90%


7.83%

Classified asset ratio * (2)

20.41%


31.13%


20.41%


31.13%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans *

0.92%


0.92%


0.92%


0.92%

Return on average assets * (3)

0.39%


1.03%


0.39%


1.03%

Return on average equity * (3)

3.83%


10.89%


3.83%


10.89%

Efficiency ratio (4)

83.00%


89.84%


88.98%


89.74%

Dividend payout ratio (basic)

27.27%


13.89%


45.37%


10.76%

Tangible book value per share *

$              8.60


$              8.68


$                 8.60


$                 8.68

Earnings per share

$              0.15


$              0.22


$                 0.35


$                 0.93

Total shares outstanding

3,727,014


3,727,014


3,727,014


3,727,014









* these are measurements as of a point in time, therefore there is no variation between the three-month and six-month periods.

(1) Texas Ratio is defined by management as total non-performing assets divided by tangible capital plus loan loss reserves.

(2) Classified asset ratio is calculated by dividing classified assets (substandard assets plus real estate owned & other repossessed

      assets) by core capital plus loan loss reserves.  








(3) Annualized.








(4) Non-interest expense divided by net interest income plus non-interest income, excluding any gains or losses.



 

 

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release and other releases and reports issued by the Company may contain "forward-looking statements." The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company is including this statement for purposes of taking advantage of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 

 

First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries



Consolidated Balance Sheet



(in thousands)




December 31, 2016

December 31, 2015


     (Unaudited)


ASSETS



Cash and cash equivalents:



Cash on hand and due from banks

$                       8,752

$                       7,574

Overnight deposits with FHLB

55

29

Total cash and cash equivalents

8,807

7,603




Deposits held in other financial institutions

5,422

9,390

Securities available for sale

128,134

128,418

Securities held to maturity

700

745

Loans held for sale

-

563

Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses of $1,685,485 and



  $1,559,231 as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

181,439

167,984

Foreclosed real estate and other repossessed assets

1,370

1,171

Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost

1,636

1,636

Premises and equipment

5,939

6,329

Assets held for sale

-

271

Accrued interest receivable

1,026

1,039

Intangible assets

827

1,044

Deferred tax asset

3,314

2,615

Originated mortgage servicing rights

473

578

Bank owned life insurance

4,998

4,857

Other assets

855

1,766




Total assets

$                   344,940

$                   336,009




LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



Liabilities:



Deposits

$                   293,428

$                   268,527

Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank

17,517

32,928

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

1,106

1,213




Total liabilities

312,051

302,668




Stockholders' equity:



Common stock ($0.01 par value 20,000,000 shares authorized



 4,034,675 shares issued)

40

40

Additional paid-in capital

28,264

28,264

Retained earnings

8,538

7,820

Treasury stock at cost (307,750 shares)

(2,964)

(2,964)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(989)

181




Total stockholders' equity

32,889

33,341




Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$                   344,940

$                   336,009

 

 

 

First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries








Consolidated Statement of Income and Comprehensive Income








(in thousands)

 For the Three Months


 For the Twelve Months


 Ended December 31,


 Ended December 31,


2016


2015


2016


2015


 (Unaudited)


 (Unaudited)

Interest income:








Interest and fees on loans

$               2,087


$        2,025


$          8,133


$          8,119

Interest and dividends on investments








   Taxable

357


334


1,339


1,272

   Tax-exempt

23


24


93


113

Interest on mortgage-backed securities

230


295


1,023


1,107

Total interest income

2,697


2,678


10,588


10,611









Interest on deposits

236


232


941


941

Interest on borrowings

82


86


343


304

Total interest expense

318


318


1,284


1,245









Net interest income

2,379


2,360


9,304


9,366

Provision (Recovery of provision) for loan losses

3


(510)


95


(535)

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

2,376


2,870


9,209


9,901









Non-interest income:








Service charges and other fees

250


251


967


947

Mortgage banking activities

149


154


500


532

Net gain on sale of securities

35


1


134


4

Net gain (loss) on sale of premises and equipment, real estate owned and other repossessed assets

34


(1)


55


80

Other

48


143


295


433

Total non-interest income

516


548


1,951


1,996









Non-interest expense:








Compensation and employee benefits

1,452


1,560


5,833


5,831

FDIC Insurance Premiums

23


69


194


251

Advertising

41


29


184


164

Occupancy

267


312


1,172


1,145

Amortization of intangible assets

54


61


217


243

Service bureau charges

128


117


493


436

Professional services

126


167


462


555

Collection activity

18


12


78


94

Real estate owned & other repossessed assets

(166)


1


117


298

Other

402


284


1,096


1,102

Total non-interest expense

2,345


2,612


9,846


10,119









Income before income tax expense (benefit)

547


806


1,314


1,778

Income tax expense (benefit)

-


-


-


(1,650)









Net Income

547


806


$          1,314


$          3,428









Other Comprehensive Income:








Unrealized (loss) gain on investment securities - available for sale securities - net of tax

(2,300)


(435)


(1,258)


(253)

Reclassification adjustment for gains (losses) realized in earnings - net of tax

55


5


88


3









Comprehensive Income

$             (1,698)


$           376


$             144


$          3,178









Per share data:








Net Income per share








   Basic

$                0.15


$          0.22


$            0.35


$            0.92

   Diluted

0.15


0.22


0.35


0.92









Weighted average number of shares outstanding








   Basic

3,727,014


3,727,014


3,727,014


3,727,014

   Including dilutive stock options

3,727,014


3,727,014


3,727,014


3,727,014

Dividends per common share

$                0.04


$          0.03


$            0.16


$            0.10

 

 

 

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